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Obituaries from April 2012

Wilburn G. Lovelady (04/24/12)
Wilburn Grant Lovelady, 87, of Leachville, passed from this life, Sunday April 15, 2012, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. A lifelong Leachville resident, he was the son of the late Rufus and Marie Roberts Lovelady and a 1944 graduate of Leachville High School. ...
Delois Zettie Lambert (04/24/12)
Delois Zettie Lambert, 100, of Manila, died Friday, April 20, 2012, at Manila Nursing Center. Born Feb. 20, 1912 in Manila, she was the daughter of the late Benton and Katey Henry Pasley and was a longtime area resident. Mrs. Lambert was a longtime member of Browns Chapel Baptist Church in Manila. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and doing yard work...
Kenneth Wilburn Milligan Jones (04/24/12)
Kenneth Wilburn Milligan Jones, 50, of the Milligan Ridge community, near Manila, died early Sunday April 22, 2012, at St Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born and raised in Leachville, he was the son of the late Beatrice Jones Milligan and had lived in Milligan Ridge for the past 15 years. He was a retired section leader for Southworth Products in Manila...
Bobby Wayne Johnson, Jr. (04/24/12)
Bobby Wayne Johnson Jr., 39, of Manila, passed from this life Sunday, April 22, 2012, at his home. Born in Jonesboro to Bobby Wayne and Judy Marie Zarnes Johnson, he attended Bethany Baptist Church and was a U.S. ...
Emma Florabell Burres (04/24/12)
Mrs. Emma Florabell Burres, 78 of Manila, died Friday, April 6, 2012, at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House, Jonesboro. Mrs. Burres was born May 22, 1933, in Honor, Mich., to the late Henry and Mary Ann Steinbach. Mrs. Burres was a member of the First United Pentecostal Church of Manila...
Wilburn G. Lovelady (04/17/12)
Wilburn Grant Lovelady, age 87 of Leachville, passed from this life, Sunday April 15, 2012, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. A lifelong Leachville resident, he was the son of the late Rufus and Marie Roberts Lovelady and a 1944 graduate of Leachville High School. ...
Jessie "Floyd" McElroy (04/17/12)
Jessie "Floyd" McElroy, 71, of Monette, died Sunday, April 8, 2012, at the Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Born at Egypt, Ark., he was the son of the late Eugene and Dorothy Hathcoat McElroy and had been a Monette resident since 1972. He was a retired employee of Masner Farms in Monette...
Hazel Jeanette Kelley (04/17/12)
Hazel Jeanette Kelley, 73, of Manila, widow of Birlie "Bud" Kelley, died Friday, April 13, 2012, at the NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro. Born at Hattieville, Ark., she was the daughter of the late William P. ...
Wanda Lee Higginbotham (04/17/12)
Wanda Lee Higginbotham, 78, of Cardwell, Mo., widow of Jerry Higginbotham, died Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at the Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett. Born at Strawberry, Ark., she was the daughter of the late R.E. ...
Vernie H. "Mutt" Carmichael (04/17/12)
Mr. Vernie H. "Mutt" Carmichael, 87, of Leachville, passed away early Sunday, April 15, 2012, at his home. Born at El Paso, Ark., he was the son of the late Archie and Onie Taylor Carmichael and had lived in the Leachville area for the past 70 years...
Loudeen Davidson Mardaugh Ward (04/10/12)
Loudeen (Lou) Davidson Murdaugh Ward, beloved wife of Hugh Wallace (Wally) Ward, died Oct. 23, 2011. Born Ludeen Lenell Davidson in Oil Trough, Ark., on May 10, 1926, she spent her childhood and teen years in Manila and after marriage moved to California...
Jessie Floyd McElroy (04/10/12)
Mr. Jessie Floyd McElroy, 71, of Monette, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2012, at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Howard Funeral Service of Leachville...
Alice Faye Hodges (04/10/12)
Alice Faye Hodges, 70, of Leachville, Ark., died Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at her residence after a brave battle with cancer. Born March 6, 1942, in Leachville, she was the daughter of Vester and Frances Myracle Patton and had been a long-time area resident. ...
Ronald Lee Hale (04/10/12)
Ronald Lee Hale, 54, of Leachville, passed from this life early Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at the Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. Born at Hayti, Mo., he was the son of the late Hillard Hale and had been a Leachville resident since 1972. Ronald was a 1976 graduate of Leachville High School and was a cotton ginner and longtime employee for the Childress Gin and Elevator Company...
Margaret Francis "Fran" Jackson Ashabranner (04/10/12)
Margaret Francis "Fran Jackson" Ashabranner, 73, of Manila, died early Wednesday, April 4, 2012, at her home. Born at Pearson, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Edward and Susan Ollie Johnson Jackson and was raised in Manila. ...
Arthur Ray Smith (04/03/12)
Arthur Ray Smith, 78, passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at St. Bernards Medical Center. He was born January 27, 1934, in Lead Hill to late W.A. and Frankie Smith. Ray retired after 47 years with Colson Castors as a quality control inspector. ...
Loise Lorene Hill (04/03/12)
Mrs. Loise Lorene Hill, 90, of Manila, widow of Mr. James Byron Hill, passed from this life Sunday April 1, 2012, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Manila she was the daughter of the late William and Willie Simmons Murphy and had been a lifelong Manila resident...