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Obituaries from November 2009

Melva Weatherford (11/19/09)
Melva Weatherford, 79, formerly of Manila died Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009. She was born March 6, 1934, in Leachville to the late Leonard and Effie Bazzill Rickard. Surviving are three sons, Les Weatherford of Overland Park, Kan., Rick Weatherford of St. ...
Janice K. Varner (11/19/09)
Janice K. Varner, 53, of Bowling Green, Ind., formerly of Leesburg, Fla., passed away Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009, in Greencastle, Ind. Born April 8, 1956, in Manila, she was the daughter of William "Bill" and Lula (Rice) Sullivan...
Mary Catherine Springston (11/19/09)
Mary Catherine Springston, 84, of Leachville, died Friday, Nov. 13, 2009 from injuries received in an automobile accident near Leachville. Born at Pittsburgh, Penn., she had lived most of her life in Ohio and was a retired custodian. She had been a Leachville resident for the past five years...
Maresa Ann Nail (11/19/09)
Maresa Ann Nail, 28, passed away Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital. She was born Oct. 6, 1981, in Paragould. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Lake City...
Pearly Johnson (11/19/09)
Pearly Johnson, 84, formerly of Caraway died Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009. She was born April 29, 1925, in Black Oak to the late Willie and Cora Ray. She was a homemaker and a member of the Caraway Church of Christ...
Jimmy Kenneth Hitchcock (11/19/09)
Jimmy Kenneth Hitchcock, 55, of Manila died Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Memphis, Tenn. Born to the late William and Zera Hitchcock on Dec. 13, 1953, in Marks, Miss., Mr. ...
Cordie Lee Miller Thomas Dow (11/19/09)
Cordie Lee Miller Thomas Dow, 89, passed away Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009. She was born Aug. 3, 1920 in Knoble to the late Dave and Lillie Miller and was a lifelong resident of Leachville. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Filo Thomas, and her second husband, Burl Dow; three sons, Larry, Jack and George; four daughters, Tootsie, Bug, Anna Mae and Linda...
Mike Armani (11/19/09)
Michael "Mike" Allen Armani, 65, of Mauriceville, Texas, died Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, at his residence. Mike was a native of East Chicago, Ind., and was a longtime resident of Mauriceville. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam conflict. He was also a computer programmer and was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church...
Viola Connie Jones (11/11/09)
Viola "Connie" Jones, 66, of Manila, died Friday, Oct. 30, 2009, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Mrs. Jones was born at the Lost Cane Community near Manila and was the daughter of the late Eber and Velma Sisson Robinson. She had been a lifelong Manila area resident and was a member of Fairview Church of God...
William Darrell Johnson (11/11/09)
William Darrell Johnson, 61, of Leachville, died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009, at his home. Born at Manila, he was the son of the late R.V. and Ada Southern Johnson and had been a Manila and Leachville area resident for most of his life. ...
Ethel Otreal Griggs Edington (11/11/09)
Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel Otreal Griggs Edington, 89, were Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009 at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Springhill, La., with Rev. Ronald Morgan officiating. Burial was under the direction of Bailey Mortuary in the Western Cemetery, Emerson, Ark...
Amos Dean Cherry, Jr. (11/11/09)
Amos Dean Cherry, Jr., 80, of Manila, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009, at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born at Blytheville, he was the son of the late Amos Dean and Ellis Ford Cherry and was a lifelong Manila resident. ...
Jerry Ray Ashabranner (11/06/09)
Jerry Ray Ashabranner, 65, of Manila, died Sunday, Nov. 01, 2009 at the Manila Nursing Center. He was born June 5, 1944 in Manila, to the late Roy Lee Ashabranner and Mary Dean. Mr. Ashabranner was of the Baptist faith, a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Manila, graduated from Manila High School in 1961, was an aircraft mechanic for many years, worked for Crafton Chemical Company, was an avid outdoorsman, loved horses and was a devoted father.. ...
Rosalie Veach Williams (11/04/09)
Rosalie Williams was born Nov. 3, 1918 in Manila, the daughter of Robert Veach and Dilliu (Flag) Veach. She departed this life Oct. 31, 2009 at the age of 90 years. Rosalie Veach was United in marriage to Aaron Williams Nov. ...
Billy Harold Rogers, Sr. (11/04/09)
Billy Harold Rogers, Sr., 72, of Lepanto, passed away Nov. 1, 2009 at his residence. He was born in Poccahontas Aug. 29, 1937. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cleo and Lena Rogers of Lepanto; brothers, Bobby Joe Rogers of Lepanto and Don Rogers of Lonoke; sister, Linda Sue Rogers of Lepanto; grandson, Andrew Dewayne Rogers and daughter in law Patricia Rogers, both of Lepanto...
Mary Jane "Janie" McClain (11/04/09)
Mary Jane "Janie" McClain, 89, widow of Fred McClain, of Leachville, died Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009, at Monette Manor Nursing Home in Monette. Born in Pulaski, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Grover Cleveland and Florence Watson Herd and had been a lifelong Leachville resident. ...
Jimmie "Sonny" Ladd, Jr. (11/04/09)
Jimmie Doyle "Sonny" Ladd, Jr., 59, of Leachville, died Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at the Boynton Community near Leachville, he was the son of the late Jimmie and Laverne Clark Ladd and had been a lifelong Leachville resident. ...
Seveda Hetler Holt (11/04/09)
Seveda Hetler Holt, 87, of Leachville, died Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009, at her home. Born at Marmaduke she was the daughter of the late Marshall and Zonie Frue Roberts and had been a Leachville resident for most of her life. She was a retired cook for the Leachville Senior Citizens Center and was a member of the Leachville Church of God...