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Obituaries from July 2009

Anna Mae Wilmoth (07/28/09)
Anna Mae Wilmoth, 93, of Arbyrd, Mo., died Saturday, July 25, 2009, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. The daughter of the late John Andrew and Ada Belle Gibson Noble, she had been an Arbyrd resident for most of her life. She was the widow of Lee Roy Wilmoth and was a member of the Assembly of God in Arbyrd...
Nora Ann Pasley (07/28/09)
Nora Ann Pasley, 77, of Manila, died Sunday, July 26, 2009, at the Manila Nursing Center in Manila. Born at Jackson, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Mary Thomas Jones and had been a longtime Manila area resident. ...
Joseph Horace Musick (07/28/09)
Joseph Horace Musick, 69, of Bardstown entered in to rest Saturday, July 18, 2009. Born Tuesday, Aug. 15, 1939, in Memphis, Tenn., to the late Horace E. Musick and Mamie Jean McGonagill Musick, he was an active third generation farmer, retired school administrator after serving 30 years in the Blytheville school system, earned a Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture Engineering at Arkansas State University where he was a founding member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, earned a Master's Degree in Education at the University of Arkansas. ...
Billy Dale Walker (07/22/09)
Billy Dale Walker, 69, formerly of Caraway, died Friday, July 10, 2009, in Pontiac, Mich. He leaves his wife Debbie, of the home, along with three sons and one daughter. Siblings include two brothers and one sister. He is the son of Bertha Sparkman, of Monette, and the late Lee Walker...
Frances Louise Payne (07/22/09)
Frances Louise Payne, 79, of Jonesboro died Wednesday, July 15, 2009, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center after having heart problems for several years. Mrs. Payne was born Feb. 25, 1930, in Tupelo, Miss., to the late Mark Brown and Lou (Kirby) Brown. ...
Jerline McDowell (07/22/09)
Jerline Whitehead McDowell, 74, of Manila, died Monday, July 13, 2009, at the South Mississippi County Regional Medical Center in Osceola. Born at Manila, she was the daughter of the late Jim Whitehead and Blanche Vernor Wilkey, and had been a lifelong area resident. She was a homemaker, was retired from J.T. Parson's Cabinet Company in Osceola, and was of the Pentecostal faith...
Robert James "Bobby" Markin (07/22/09)
Robert "Bobby" Markin, 71, passed from this life on July 19, 2009, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. He is now absent from the body, but present with his Lord. He attended Calvary Full Gospel Church in Cardwell, Mo...
Douglas Wayne Lasater (07/14/09)
Douglas Wayne Lasater, 66, of Manila, died Sunday, July 12, 2009, at his home. Born at Manila, he was the son of the late Thomas and Marie Barnhart Lasater and was a lifelong Manila resident. He was a member of First Assembly of God Church and a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. Mr. Lasater was a retired welder for Southworth Products Corp. of Manila...
Angela Darlene Finley (07/14/09)
Angela Darlene Finley, 38, of Leachville, died Thursday, July 9, 2009, at her home. Born at Memphis, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Frances Boyd Long and had lived most of her life in Jonesboro...
Jimmy Dale Brooks (07/14/09)
Jimmy Dale Brooks, 70, of Manila died Monday, July 6, 2009, at his home. Born at Manila, he was the son of the late C.J. and Zephyr May Thomas Brooks and had been a lifelong Manila resident. He was a retired production manager for the former Gurdon Industries in Manila and American General Life Insurance Company. ...
Melissa Irene Choate (07/08/09)
Melissa Irene Choate, 73, of Manila, died Tuesday, June 30, 2009, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born near the Dell Community, she had been a lifelong Manila area resident and a homemaker...
William Mack Webb (07/08/09)
William Mack Webb, 51, died Friday, June 26, 2009, at his residence in Black Rock after an extensive illness. He was born July 7, 1957, in Bloomfield, Mo., to the late Henry Richard Webb and Billie Nadine (McCarty) Webb. He was self-employed as an insulator in the construction industry, of the Pentecostal faith, enjoyed diving and fishing...
Earl Gaylon Ward (07/08/09)
Earl Gaylon Ward, 68, of Apopka, Fla., died Wednesday, July 1, 2009, at home. Born in Leachville, and came to Apopka in 1967, he was the son of the late Grason and Eula Mae Ward. He played college basketball for the Arkansas State University, and was a former head basketball coach and athletic director at Apopka High School...
Winnie Spikes (07/08/09)
Winnie Spikes, 71, passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2009, at St. Bernards Medical Center. She was born Feb. 25, 1938 in Lake City to the late H.R. and Hazel Owens. She had taught at Gosnell for a few years and retired from Buffalo Island Central Elementary School in Monette. ...
Marlon Ray Davis (07/01/09)
Marlon Ray Davis, 69, of Leachville died Saturday, June 27, 2009, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Powe, Mo., he was the son of the late John C. and Rosa Mae Jackson Davis and had been a Leachville area resident for over 50 years. He was a well known brick mason and faithful member of the People of Praise United Pentecostal Church in Leachville...
Rae Louise Harvey (07/08/09)
Rae Louise Harvey, 70, of Leachville, formerly of De Funiak Springs, Fla., died Saturday, July 4, 2009, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. Born at Janesville, Wis., she was the daughter of the late John and Marjorie Riley Hittman and had been a long time resident of De Funiak Springs before making her home in Leachville...
Herbert Vernon Wilson (07/01/09)
Herbert Vernon Wilson, 83, of Leachville died Sunday, June 28, 2009, at his home. Born at Leachville, he was the son of the late Robert and Lomay Wilson and was a lifelong Leachville resident. He was a retired carpenter and was the first hired to construct the Brown Shoe Factory in Leachville. ...
William "Bill" Fleetwood (07/01/09)
William "Bill" Fleetwood, 81, passed away Monday, June 22, 2009, at his residence. He was born July 23, 1927 in Monette to the late Jess and Lew Crowell Fleetwood. Bill retired from Boilermaker, Local 27 in St. ...
Earnest Ray Clifton (07/01/09)
Earnest Ray Clifton, 54, of Paragould, formerly of Leachville, died Friday, June 26, 2009, at St. Bernards Medical Center. Survivors include his wife, Maedene Austin Clifton of the home; a stepson, Richard Goss of Paragould; a stepdaughter, Angela Goss of Paragould; a brother, William Cash of Jonesboro; and a sister, Donna McCollum of Jonesboro...