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Obituaries from May 2009

Ray O'Neal Presley, Jr. (05/28/09)
Ray O'Neal Presley, Jr., of Jonesboro, died Monday afternoon at his home. Born in St. Louis, Ray had lived much of his life in the Jonesboro/Brookland area. Ray was a Christian who enjoyed motorcycles and rock music. He loved working on classic cars and working in the yard with his flowers...
Orwell Moore (05/28/09)
Orwell Moore, 91, of Caraway died Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at St. Bernards Medical Center. He was born Nov. 25, 1917, in Agnos to the late June Sylvester and Maude Ellen Moore. He was a retired coach and school teacher and a member of the United Methodist Church in Caraway. Coach Moore was well known for being the owner and coach of the All American Red Heads women's basketball team...
Carl Gray (05/28/09)
Carl David "Maniac" Gray, 54, of Leachville died May 17, 2009. He was born Nov. 26, 1954, at Monette to the late Gerald and Lois Walker Gray. Survivors include his wife, Malinda Gray of Leachville; children, Natalie Gray of Manila, Brady Gray of Arlington, Texas, Nicholas Gray of Richmond, Texas, and Charles Hinklin of Blytheville; siblings, Linda Gatewood, Tinker Stobaugh, Marie Huff, Frankie, Tommy, Gerald, Jr., Julian and Ricky Gray; and six grandchildren.. ...
Floyd Rose (05/28/09)
Floyd Winford Rose, 74, of Leachville died Monday, May 18, 2009, at Monette Manor Nursing Center. Born at Hollywood, Mo., he was the son of the late S.C. and Gladys Ross Rose and was a longtime Leachville area resident. ...
Russell "Pete" Lorton Files (05/28/09)
Russell "Pete" Lorton Files, 89, of Manila died Tuesday, May 19, 2009, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. Born at Manila, he was the son of the late James Berry and Mary Elizabeth Crow Files and had been a lifelong Manila area resident. ...
Alma Lee Williams (05/19/09)
Alma Lee Williams, 82 of Jonesboro, formerly of Manila died Wednesday, May 13, 2009, at her home. She was the widow of Thomas Edward "Ed" Williams and had lived in Jonesboro for the past 12 years. Born at Senath, she was the daughter of the late B.O. ...
Helen Louise McDaniel (05/19/09)
Helen Louise McDaniel, 76, died Friday, May 15, 2009, at the Harris Hospital in Newport.She was born April 7, 1933, in Monette to the late James and Ina Battles. She was a homemaker and she loved when she worked as a switch board operator for...
Billy Joe Marshall (05/19/09)
Billy Joe Marshall, 79, died Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at his residence. He was born May 15, 1929 in Pittsburg, Texas, to the late Lawrence and Myrtle Marshall. He was a retired farmer and carpenter and a member of the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church...
Jacqueline "Polly" Johnson (05/19/09)
Jacqueline "Polly" Chipman Archer Johnson, 75, of Drasco died Tuesday, May 12, 2009, at her residence. Mrs. Johnson was born July 10, 1933, in Manila to the late John D. Chipman and Ethel L. (Meadows) Chipman. ...
W.C. Earnest (05/19/09)
W.C. Earnest, 83, of Manila died Monday, May 11, 2009, at the home of his son in Manila. Born Dec. 5, 1925, in Okolona, Miss., the son of the late Robert Earnest, Sr., and Beatrice Lewis Earnest, he was a lifelong area resident, a retired press operator for the Randall Co., and member of Crossroads Baptist Church. ...
Nina Finch (05/12/09)
Nina Finch, 88, passed away Friday, May 8, 2009, at Monette Manor. She was born March 29, 1921, in Black Oak to the late Rosco and Eva Whitley. She was a homemaker and a faithful member of the Monette Church of Christ and a lifetime member of Buffalo Island...
Effie Mae Talley (05/05/09)
Effie Mae Talley, 91, of Manila died Thursday, April 23, 2009, at the Manila Nursing Center in Manila. Born at Dell, she was the daughter of the late Gilbert and Rosie Brown Lott and had been a longtime Manila resident. ...
Jimmy Roush (05/05/09)
Jimmy Roush, 54, of Trumann, died on Thursday, April 30, 2009, at his residence. Mr. Roush was born in Paragould, to the late Harvey Roush and Virble (Spencer). He was a lifelong resident of Trumann and Lake City area and of the Baptist faith. He was retired from the Singer Plant in Trumann, farmed, an avid Nascar fan, very well known in the community and a very giving person...
Marvin Odell Robins (05/05/09)
Marvin Odell Robins, 68, of Leachville died Thursday, April 23, 2009, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. A lifelong Leachville resident, he was the son of the late Odell and Versal Pilgrim Robins and was a 1959 graduate of Leachville High School. ...
Everett Harold Mitchell (05/05/09)
Everett Harold Mitchell, 74, of Leachville died Friday, April 24, 2009, at the Monette Manor Nursing Center in Monette. Born at Manila, he was the son of the late James and Loretta Lewis Mitchell and had been a longtime Florida resident before returning to Leachville 15 years ago...
Michael Joe Lambert (05/05/09)
Services for Michael Joe Lambert were 3 p.m. Tuesday April 28, 2009 at Wadley's Funeral Service under the direction of Wadley's Funeral Service. Lambert was born Aug. 5, 1949, to William and Jessie Ventress in Floydada, Texas. ...
Billy F. Farrow (05/05/09)
Billy F. Farrow, 66, of Manila died Monday, April 27, 2009, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Etowah, he was the son of Mary Sarter Farrow and the late William H. Farrow and had lived most of his life in Manila. He served in the U.S. Army Reserve and was a retired farmer. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Manila...
Louise Blankenship Chrisco (05/05/09)
Louise Blankenship Chrisco, 93, died Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at her residence. She was born Jan. 7, 1916, in Monette to the late John and Lilly Blankenship. She had been a resident of Black Oak for more than 65 years and was an active member of the Black Oak Church of Christ...
Charles Russell Caery (05/05/09)
Charles Russell Caery, 85, of DeKalb, Texas, died at his home Saturday, May 2, 2009, after a lengthy illness. Mr. Caery was born May 28, 1923, at Manila. He was the oldest of the eight children of W.W. ...
Brenda Joyce Raines (05/05/09)
Brenda Joyce Raines, 65, of West Helena passed away Saturday, April 25, 2009. Brenda was born March 2, 1944, in Leachville to the late Kenneth Garrison and Mary Ann Beavers Garrison. She worked for over thirty years as a teacher's aid in Helena-West Helena. Brenda will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother an aunt and a dear friend to many...
Verma Hortense Alexander (05/05/09)
Verma Hortense Alexander, 89, of Jonesboro, formerly of Leachville, died Friday, May 1, 2009, at St. Elizabeth's Place Nursing Center in Jonesboro. Born near Monette, she was the daughter of Arthur and Josephine Barlow Finch and had been a longtime Leachville resident before making her home in Jonesboro in 1971, and had been a resident at St. ...