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Obituaries from January 2012

Ernesto Perez (01/31/12)
Ernesto Perez, 44, of Valle Hermosa, Mexico, formerly of Manila, died early Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, from injuries received in an accident in Valle Hermosa. Born at Ciudad Mante, Mexico, he had lived much of his life in Manila and was a self-employed electrician. He had lived in Valle Hermosa since 2010...
Gordon Elbert "Jack" Miller (01/31/12)
Mr. Gordon Elbert "Jack" Miller, of Leachville, Ark., departed this life Monday morning, Jan. 30, 2012, at his home, at the age of 82. He was born June 4, 1929 in Delfore, the son of Jesse Reeves "Boss" Miller and Mary Edna Barnes Miller. ...
Velma Alburta Crews (01/31/12)
Velma Alburta Crews, 92, of Caraway, widow of Mr. Luther "Luke" Crews, died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at the Lakeside Nursing Center in Lake City. Born in Keiser, she was the daughter of the late William and Bessie Cater Dewey and had been a longtime Caraway resident. She was retired from American Greetings in Osceola and she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Caraway...
Margaret Elizabeth Wallace (01/24/12)
Margaret Elizabeth Wallace, 59, of Las Vegas, Nev., formerly of Leachville, died Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, at the Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas. She was the widow of Mr. Lacey Wallace and had been a Nevada resident for the past 17 years...
Mary Ethel Roberson (01/24/12)
Mary Ethel Roberson, 75, of Manila, widow of Mr. Bill Roberson, died Sunday Jan. 15, 2012, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. Born at Manila she was the daughter of the late James Nolen and Emily Smith Bollinger. ...
Ernesto Perez (01/24/12)
Ernesto Perez, 44, of Valle Hermosa, Mexico, formerly of Manila, died early Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, from injuries received in an accident in Valle Hermosa. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Howard Funeral Service of Manila. Guest register is www.howardfuneralservice.com...
Thelma Jackson (01/24/12)
Thelma Jackson, 84, longtime Leachville resident, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at the Gosnell Nursing Center. She was the daughter of the late Thomas Eugene and Gladys Basinger Harrell and had been a longtime Leachville resident before making her home in Gosnell last year. ...
Helen Louise Henry (01/24/12)
Helen Louise Henry, 86, of West Memphis, passed away Jan. 17, 2012, in Jonesboro. She was born Oct. 2, 1925 in Nettleton, to the late George and Myrtle Eidson Wyatt. Mrs. Henry was an all star basketball player in her youth and continued her love of the game throughout life. She was a beautician for over 50 years and retired in July 2010...
Jayley Kay Harper (01/24/12)
Jayley Kay Harper, infant daughter of Eric Harper and Savannah Hurt, was born into Heaven on Jan. 22, 2012, at St. Bernards Hospital in Jonesboro, Ark. In addition to her parents she is survived by grandparents, Larry and Robin Harper of Caraway, Ark., Donnie Hurt of Blytheville, Ark., and Lisa Parker of Monette Ark...
Paul Dean Crews (01/24/12)
Paul Dean Crews, 62, of Leachville, died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, at the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. He was the son of the late Eugene and Ethel Mary Pilgram Crews and had been a lifelong Leachville area resident. He was a former longtime employee of Hytrol Conveyor in Jonesboro and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Leachville...
Wayne Martin (01/17/12)
Wayne Martin, 68, of Hoxie passed away Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center. He was born July 24, 1943, in Manila to Earnest and Beulah Gould Martin. He had lived in Lawrence County the past 30 years and was self-employed as a used automobile dealer. He also served in the United States Navy...
Charles Lee Phillips (01/17/12)
Charles Lee Phillips, 81, of Paragould, passed from this life, Thursday Jan. 12, 2012, at the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. Born at Manila, he was the son of the late Raymond and Gennie Mae Boyd Phillips. ...
Damon Laffoon (01/17/12)
Damon Laffoon, 73, of Dover, formerly of Leachvillle, died early Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, at his home. Born at Dermott, Ark., he was the son of the late Duford and Norvell Mason Laffoon. Damon's family moved to Leachville in the late 1940s and he was a 1956 graduate of Leachville High School. ...
Larry Lynn Dildy (01/17/12)
Larry Lynn Dildy, 65, of Manila, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Manila, he was the son of the late Sid and Beulah Briggins Dildy and had lived most of his life in Manila. Larry was a self-employed carpet layer, member of the First Assembly of God in Manila, and was U.S. Army veteran...
John H. Brooks (01/17/12)
John H. Brooks, 83, of Osceola entered into rest Jan. 13, 2012 in Memphis. Born Nov. 12, 1928 in Little Rock, Ark., to the late Harvey and Zelfa Brooks, he was a member of First Christian Church in Osceola, a United States Army veteran, serving in the Korean War and was an HR manager, working at Mid-South Manufacturing, Crompton and Nibco for many years, and was presently employed at Roller-Swift Funeral Home as a funeral assistant.. ...
Clifton Earl McMinn (01/13/12)
Clifton Earl McMinn, 5/20/42 - 1/12/12 aged 69, of Irving, Texas, formerly of Manila, Ark., passed away on Jan. 12, 2012. Proceeded in death by his parents, Thurmand and Wonnie McMinn and brothers Jimmy (Laura) and Brian. ...
Margaret Elizabeth Wallace (01/10/12)
Margaret Elizabeth Wallace, 59, of Las Vegas, Nev., formerly of Leachville, died Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, at the Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Howard Funeral Service of Leachville...
Richard Moore (01/10/12)
Richard Howard Moore, 62, of Trumann, died Sunday Jan. 1, 2012, at his home. Born at Sunnyvale, Calif., he had lived most of his life in California and was a retired truck driver. He had been a Trumann resident for the past two months...
Freddie Cleveland McKemie (01/10/12)
Freddie Cleveland McKemie, 91, of Manila, died early Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Manila, he was the son of the late John William and Viola Bishop McKemie and lived much of his life in Blytheville. ...
William B. Leitzen (01/10/12)
Mr. William B. Leitzen, 89, of Manila, Ark., died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at Monette Manor Nursing Home. Mr. Leitzen was born June 9, 1922, in Stockton, Ill., to the late Oscar and Lula Susan Hall Leitzen. Mr. Leitzen enjoyed cracking pecans, making wooden ornaments and spending time with family and friends...
Ronnie Gene Fortson (01/10/12)
Ronnie Gene Fortson, Sr., 62, of Leachville, died early Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Manila, he was the son of the late William Thomas and Delilah Marie Hicks Fortson. Ronnie was a retired farmer and a lifelong area resident...
Arthur B. Bunch (01/10/12)
Arthur Bunch, resident of St. Charles County, Mo., for 48 years, died Dec. 27, 2011. He was 84 years of age. Bunch, born in Manila, Ark., June 7, 1927, served in the United States Army during World War II and the Korean War and the Merchant Marines in the interim. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Free Masons, as well as the Kiwanis...
Tommy Dale Seymore, Jr. (01/03/12)
Tommy Dale Seymore, Jr., 29, of Manila, passed from this life Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, at the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. Born at Paragould, he had lived most of his life in Monette and Lake City, and had recently moved to Manila. He was a 2000 graduate of Riverside High School and a member of the Bethabara Baptist Church near Lake City...
Geneva Arnold Rodman (01/03/12)
Mrs. Geneva Arnold Rodman, 93, of Little Rock, former longtime Leachville resident, died Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, at her home. She was the widow of longtime Leachville physician, Dr. T.N. Rodman, who died in 2003. ...
Janice Lynn McWhirter (01/03/12)
Janice Lynn McWhirter, 58, of Manila passed away Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Born at Manila, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Mildred Hicks McWhirter and was a lifelong Manila resident. Janice was a 1971 graduate of Manila High School and was a member of First Baptist Church. She was a retired registered nurse...
Polly Ann "Annie" Malott (01/03/12)
Mrs. Polly Ann " Annie" Malott, 102, of Russellville, formerly of Cardwell, Mo., passed away Tuesday Dec. 27, 2011, at Russellville. She was born March 27, 1909 at Bradford, Ark., to the late Robert and Sedalia Combs Adams. ...
Jewell "Dink" Kirk (01/03/12)
Jewell "Dink" Kirk, 95, of Osceola, passed from this life, Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011, at the Osceola Healthcare Center. Born in Murray, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Monroe and Jewell Shadwick Hale and the widow of Mr. Woodrow Kirk. She was a member of the Westside Baptist Church in Osceola...
Ora Madlyn Evans Blake Cates (01/03/12)
Ora Madlyn Cates of Ravenden passed from this life December 23 in the year of our Lord 2011. She was a member of Ravenden church of Christ. She was born Feb. 6, 1937, at Clover Bend, Ark., to Eutah and Eva (Voyles) Evans. ...
Richard T. Burke (01/03/12)
Richard T. Burke, 83, of South Fulton, Tenn., died Dec. 27, 2011, at 2:19 a.m. at the Parkway Regional Hospital in Fulton, Ky. He was a U.S. Navy veteran having served in World War II, a member of the American Legion, and was a retired employee of the former Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Union City, Tenn. He moved to South Fulton in 1966 from Pocahontas, Ark...