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Obituaries from February 2012

Arnold G. Sandbothe (02/29/12)
Arnold G. Sandbothe, age 84, of Manila, died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, at his home. Born at Freeburg, Mo., he was the son of the late Albert and Gertrude Loubert Sandbothe and was a graduate of the Holy Family Catholic School in Freeburg. ...
Jimmie J. Turner (02/28/12)
Jimmie J. Turner, 88, of Lake City passed away Tuesday Feb. 21, 2012, at Lakeside Nursing Center. Jimmie was born March 16, 1923, in Randolph, Miss., to the late Organ Henry and Ollie Mae Turner. ...
Jimmie Everett Jeffers (02/28/12)
Jimmie Everett Jeffers, 64, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012. He was born Sept. 4, 1947, in Black Oak to the late Fred and Essie Davidson Jeffers. Jim was a resident of Ash Flat Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center since 2007. He spent his days surrounded by many caring friends. Jim enjoyed listening to music, playing cards, bingo and all outdoor activities...
Sammy G. Hicks (02/28/12)
Sammy G. Hicks, 68, of Caraway, Ark., died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, at his home after a prolonged illness. Born April 25, 1943, at Milligan Ridge, he was the son of the late Sam David and Mary Stoner Hicks and was a long-time area resident. Mr. Hicks was a brick mason, enjoyed working in his garden, tractors and spending time with family and friends...
Charles H. Henry, Sr. (02/28/12)
Charles H. Henry, Sr., 79 of Manila, Ark., died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, at the NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro, Ark. Born Sept. 12, 1932, in Sedgwick, Ark., he was the son of the late Dewey and Georgia Henry and had been a long-time area resident. Mr. Henry owned Henry Brothers Incorporated in Manila and enjoyed walking, driving and watching squirrels. He was of the Baptist faith...
Linda Sue Dunavin Cheadle (02/28/12)
Linda Sue Dunavin Cheadle, 56, of Fayetteville passed away Feb. 11, 2012, in Fayetteville. She was born Sept. 21, 1955, in Melbourne, Ark., (Izard County) the daughter of James Robert and Johnie Sue Gaston Dunavin...
Norma Faye Watts (02/21/12)
Norma Faye Watts, 75, of Manila, died early Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, at her home. Born at Houlka, Miss., she was the daughter of the late Jessie and Verlon Collums Stone and had been a Manila resident for the past 25 years. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Assembly of God in Manila...
Joshua John Rogers (02/21/12)
A celebration of life was held for Joshua John Rogers of Dyersburg, Tenn., on Feb. 9, 2012, at the Dyersburg Funeral Home. Josh passed away Feb. 4 at the age of 31 in his home in Dyersburg. Survivors include his daughter, Abbigale Grace Rogers; his mother and stepfather, Delilah and Rex Coker of Dyersburg, Tenn.; his father and stepmother, Charles and Robin Rogers of Ocala, Fla.; a brother, Jamie Matheny and wife Tina of Monette, Ark.; his companion, Felicia Noel of Dyersburg, Tenn.; three stepchildren, Emily, April and Cody Noel of Dyersburg, Tenn.; a stepsister, Brandy Coker-Ellis, and two stepbrothers, Chris and Todd Coker, all of Dyersburg, Tenn.; three nephews, Alex Matheny, Caleb West-moreland and Jacob Coker, and a niece, Kiley Westmoreland.. ...
Bobby Phillips (02/21/12)
Bobby Phillips, 47, of Manila, Ark., died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. Born in Stuttgart, Ark., he was the son of Bobby and Wanda Story Phillips. Mr. Phillips was a long-time area resident and was a former oil rig operator...
Sarah Cordelia Hatcher (02/21/12)
Sarah Cordelia Hatcher, 98, of Monette, passed away Friday, Feb.17, 2012, at St. Bernards Medical Center. She was born Dec. 29, 1913, in Clarkridge to the late William and Lathy Lankford. Mrs. Hatcher was a homemaker and a member of the Monette Assembly of God, where she was a former Sunday school teacher. She loved to quilt, crochet, sew, poetry, flowers and travel but most of all, her family...
James Russell Strickland (02/14/12)
James Russell Strickland, 86, passed away Monday, Feb. 6, 2012 in Jonesboro. He was born Aug. 25, 1925, in Black Oak to the late William and Rosetta Strickland. He was a charter member of the Pi Kappa Alpha at Arkansas State University. ...
Voy Lee Bailey (02/14/12)
Voy Lee Bailey, 73, of Leachville, died late Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. Born at Higden, Ark., he was the son of the late Milburn and Exie Eoff Bailey and had lived most of his life in the Monette and Leachville areas. ...
Donald Roger Almquist (02/14/12)
Donald Roger Almquist, 68, of Paragould, died Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, at the Green Acres Nursing Home in Paragould. He had been a longtime resident of Minnesota before making his home in Paragould. He attended Arkansas State University and had been an employee of Greene County Excavation Company...
Mary Helen Hamilton (02/07/12)
Mary Helen Hamilton, 85, passed from this earth to be with her heavenly Father on Feb. 1, 2012. She was at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House. She was born March 26, 1926, to the late James Earl and Mary Leslie in Monette. ...
Charlie Wayne Purcell (02/07/12)
Charlie Wayne Purcell, 75, of Leachville, passed from this life, Sunday Feb. 5, 2012, at his home. Born in the Happy Corner Community near Leachville, he was the son of the late Francis E. ...
Ernest Edgin (02/07/12)
Ernest Edgin, 86, of Leachville, passed from this life, Friday Feb. 3, 2012, at the Monette Manor Nursing Center. Born at Leachville, he was the son of the late Robert and Jessie Edgin and had been a lifelong area resident. He was the former owner and operator of Edgin's Auto Body Shop in Leachville and was a longtime member of the First Assembly of God...
Willie Lawrence Davis (02/07/12)
Willie Lawrence Davis, 85, of Leachville, died Thursday evening, Feb. 2, 2012, at the Greene Acres Nursing Home in Paragould. Born at Corinth, Miss., he was the son of the late Oscar and Lillie McMinn Davis and had been a lifelong area resident. ...
Andrew Crafton "Drew" Blankenship (02/07/12)
Andrew Crafton "Drew" Blankenship died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at St. Bernards Hospital in Jonesboro, Ark. He was born to Koehler and Pam Blankenship of Dell, Ark., on Oct. 22, 1968, and lived his entire life there...