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Obituaries from November 2011

Ramona Hodges (11/29/11)
Ramona Hodges of Jonesboro, 71, beloved mother and wife, passed away Nov. 22, 2011, at her home with her loving children and husband by her side. She had endured a five-year battle with ALS. ...
Lois Viletta Haigwood (11/29/11)
Lois Viletta Haigwood, 80, of Manila, Ark., died Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011, at NEA/Baptist Health Care in Jonesboro. Born in the Skidway Community near Leachville, she was the daughter of the late Jim and Martha Warnick Deaton and had been a lifelong Leachville/Manila area resident. ...
Russel Carl Fleeman (11/29/11)
Russel Carl Fleeman of Monroe, La., died in his sleep Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, of complications from pneumonia. He was born May 12, 1918 at home in the country outside Manila, Ark. The sixth and youngest child of Horace Mack and Ollie Burton Fleeman of Manila, Russel was preceded in death by his brothers, Fred, Charles and Eugene Fleeman, and by his sisters, Hazel Meyer and Nellie Townsend. ...
Jeremy Shane Carruth (11/29/11)
Jeremy Shane Carruth, 30, of Manila, Ark., died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, at his home. Born at Osceola, Ark., he had been a carpet layer and a lifelong Manila area resident. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Frank and Elsie Carruth, maternal grandparents, Luke and Lucille Kimble, three uncles and one aunt...
Billy Ray Gann (11/29/11)
Billy Ray Gann, 57, of Manila, passed from this life early Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at his home. Born at Lepanto he was the son of the late Cordie and Alma Gann and was a 1971 graduate of Osceola High School. ...
Paul Edward Ritter (11/22/11)
Paul Edward Ritter, 77, of Jonesboro, Ark., died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011, at St. Bernards Medical Center. Born July 28, 1934 in Jonesboro, he was the son of the late Henry and Sophia Rueswald Ritter and had been a long-time area resident. ...
Opal Loraine Hutton (11/22/11)
Opal Loraine Hutton, 95, of Manila passed from this life Tuesday Nov. 15, 2011 at her home. Born in Manila she was the daughter of the late Ben and Ida Jackson Rice and the widow of Mr. Vaughn Hutton. ...
Bobby Joe Fraser (11/22/11)
Bobby Joe Fraser, 53, of West Memphis died Oct. 31, 2011, at Homestead, Fla. He was born April 23, 1958, at St. Louis, Mo., to Pauline Parker and Luther L. Fraser. He graduated WMHS in 1976 and married Marty Miller on July 4, 1976, in West Memphis...
William Herbert Henderson (11/22/11)
William Herbert Henderson, 83, of Manila, Ark., died Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, in the Manila Nursing Center in Manila. Mr. Henderson was born Jan. 31, 1928, in Atkins, Ark., to Alex and Maudie Henderson. He was a retired farmer and of the Baptist faith...
Earnest Leonard Simmons (11/15/11)
Mr. Earnest Leonard Simmons, 60, of Osceola, Ark., died Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, at NEA Baptist Hospital, Jonesboro, Ark. Mr. Simmons was born Nov. 5, 1951, in West Ridge, Ark., to the late Joseph and Alma Simmons. He was a lifelong area resident, of the Church of God faith, enjoyed fishing, hunting, riding four wheelers, and spending time with his family and friends...
Beulah Spencer (11/15/11)
Beulah Spencer, 92, of Asheville, N.C., formerly of Manila, died Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, at the Pisgah Manor Health Care Center in Candler, N.C. Born in Myrtle, Miss., she was the daughter of the late John and Florence Tucker Perkins and had lived much of her life in St. ...
Linnie Rice (11/15/11)
Mrs. Linnie Rice, 97, of Manila died late Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Born at Manila, she was the daughter of the late Claude and Frances Russell Mifflin and was a lifelong area resident. She worked many years at the Manila Nursing Center and the Shaneyfelt Medical Clinic. She was a longtime member of the Soul's Harbor Pentecostal Church...
Dickie Dewayne Miller (11/15/11)
Dickie Dewayne Miller, 58, of Paragould, Ark., died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, at his home after a long illness. Born in Paragould, he was the son of Andrew and Eva Pickens Miller and had been a long time area resident. Mr. Miller enjoyed hunting and playing pool and was of the Baptist faith...
William Harold Hartley (11/15/11)
Mr. William Harold Hartley, 53, of Benton, Ark., died Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, at Saline Memorial Hospital in Benton. Mr. Hartley was born Aug. 5, 1958 in Trumann, Ark., to the late Herschel and Virginia Hartley. Mr. Hartley was an automotive mechanic, loved working on cars and spending time with family and friends...
Ova Laverna Farmer (11/15/11)
Ova Laverna Farmer, 94, of Monette died Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice Home. She was born Nov. 16, 1916, in Marmaduke to the late Harvey and Pearl Clary. She lived in the Childress Community for most of her life moving to Monette in 2001. ...
Arthur C. Stacy (11/07/11)
Mr. Arthur C. Stacy, 81, of Trumann, Ark., died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2010, at St. Vincent Hospital, Little Rock, Ark. Mr. Stacy was born April 3, 1930, in Trumann to the late Fred C. and Bertie E Stacy. Mr. Stacy was a lifelong area resident, member and deacon of the First General Baptist Church, farmer and implement salesman. ...
John H. Warren, Jr. (11/07/11)
John H. Warren, Jr., 84, of Leachville, died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born July 30, 1927, in Blue Springs, Miss., to the late John and Grace Roberts Warren and had been a Leachville resident since 1968. He was a former Blytheville resident and was a retired truck driver for the Randle Company. Mr. Warren was a U.S. Army veteran serving during WWII...
Bobby John Rhoades (11/07/11)
Mr. Bobby John Rhoades, 66, of Paragould, Ark., died Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. Mr. Rhoades was born July 18, 1945, in Pine Bluff, Ark., to the late Fletcher and Elsie Welch Rhoades. Mr. Rhoades was in the construction industry and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends...
Gwenda Reeves (11/07/11)
Mrs. Gwenda Reeves, 72, of Trumann, Ark., died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, at her home after a brave battle with cancer. Mrs. Reeves was born Nov. 14, 1938, in Boynton, Okla., to the late Albert and Anna Shadwick Collins. She was a member of Freer Baptist Church, Trumann, made ceramics and loved spending time with her family and friends...
Inez Van Whitney Lewis (11/07/11)
Inez Van Whitney Lewis departed this life on Nov. 5, 2011, at the Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti, Mo. Inez was born on March 7, 1930, to the late Roscoe and Ida Van Whitney. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Jeanne Lewis Pasmore, who died at the age of 49 on Sept. 26, 2008; by two brothers and two sisters, Guy Whitney and Woodroe Whitney, Deeze Edwards and Hazel Duggar...
Veda Vassar Holsclaw (11/07/11)
Veda Vassar Holsclaw, 88, of Manila, died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, at Manila Nursing Center. Born in Fulton, Miss., to the late Troy Parker and Alvia Christian Parker, she was a member of Westside Baptist Church. Mrs. Holsclaw was a retired nurse for Dr. Shaneyfelt. She was a member of Baptist Women and enjoyed doing church work, making crafts, cooking and baking. She was preceded in death by her husbands Tommy Vassar and Odell Holsclaw; a son, Larry Vassar; brothers, Graden and Gordon Parker; sisters, Florence Dozier, Vivian Glover, Bertha Butz and Earline Enderson. Mrs. Holsclaw leaves her children, Patricia Steele and husband Keith of Marked Tree, Ark., Judy Faulkner and husband Rayburn of Caraway, Ark., Jimmy Vassar and wife Debbie of Paragould, Ark., and Pam Hester and husband Jimmy of Manila; sister, Ruth Tounzen of Blytheville; sisters-in-law, Ova Dean Meacham Bearden, Connie Parker, Sherry Vassar, Helen Vassar; brother-in-law, Grady Vassar; grandchildren, Kyle Vassar and wife Whitney, Kerri Breckenridge and husband Lael, Jennifer Williams and husband Kevin, Andi Wagner and husband Michael, Kelli Bradfield and husband Toby, Stacy Faulkner and Joel Steele; great-grandchildren, Justin Williams, Jake Steele, Joeliann Steele, Micah Wagner, Presley Wagner, Lilly Beth Breckenridge, Taylor Bradfield, Railey Bradfield and Grayson Bradfield. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, at Westside Baptist Church in Manila with Rev. Richard Roberts officiating. Burial will be in Dogwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Kyle Vassar, Toby Breckenridge, Lael Breckenridge, Kevin Williams, Joel Steele, Michael Wagner and Justin Williams. Honorary pallbearers will be her Manila Nursing Center family. The family will receive visitors from 9:30 until service time Tuesday, Nov. 8. An on-line guest register may be signed at cobbfuneralhome.com.
Betty Jane Sandberg (11/01/11)
Betty Jane Sandberg, 91, of Paragould, Ark., died Oct. 24, 2011, at Belle Meade Rehabilitation Center in Paragould. Mrs. Sandberg was born Sept. 5, 1920, in Indianapolis, Ind., to the late Ernest and Esther Long. Mrs. Sandberg was an Army veteran with the rank of lieutenant, retired from nursing, loved to travel, member of VFW, Disabled Veterans and volunteered at hospitals...
Dennis Franklin Short (11/01/11)
Dennis Franklin Short, 64, of Leachville, died Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. A memorial was held Monday, Oct. 24, at Highland Baptist Church in Jonesboro, Ark...
Patricia Gail Morris (11/01/11)
Patricia Gail Morris, 69, of Marmaduke, Ark., died Oct. 26, 2011 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. Born in Williamson, W. Vir., she was the daughter of the late David and Beulah Burchett Manley. Mrs. Morris was a longtime nurse's aide and she enjoyed spending time with her family...
Robert Blaine Morris, Sr. (11/01/11)
Robert Blaine Morris, Sr., 73, of Marmaduke, Ark., died Oct. 28, 2011, at his home. Born Aug. 25, 1938 in Paris, Ky., he was the son of the late Bill and Naomi Hager and had been a longtime area resident. Mr. Morris was an Army veteran and a devoted family man and loved his faithful dog Scooter...
Martha Inex Mattox (11/01/11)
Martha Inez Mattox, 58, of Trumann, Ark., died Oct. 27, 2011, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Ark. Born Dec. 16, 1952, in Savannah, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late James Ivan and Jessie Haynes Eastin and had been a longtime area resident. ...
Bonnie Sue (Gibson) Holleman (11/01/11)
Bonnie Sue (Gibson) Holleman, 73, of Flint, Mich., died Sept. 30, 2011. She was raised in Arbyrd, Mo., the daughter of the late Alice and Dave Gibson. Survivors include four sisters, Billie Holloway of Flint, Mich., Jean Ball of Arbyrd, Mo., Judy Pidgeon of Flint, Mich., and Jerry Hutton of Manila, Ark.; two brothers, Jimmy Gibson of Flint, Mich., and Marion Gibson of Cardwell, Mo.; and three sons, Darneal Holleman, Kenny Holleman and Greg Holleman, all of Michigan.. ...
Edythe Mae Gilpartrick (11/01/11)
Edyth Mae Gilpatrick, 92, of Leachville, died Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, at the home of her daughter. Born in Van Buren County, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Alex and Dora Campbell Skidmore and had been a Leachville resident for over 60 years. She was retired form Leachville Public Schools and was a longtime member of the People of Praise United Pentecostal Church in Leachville...