Obituaries from December 2012
Lee Roy Poe
Lee Roy Poe, 88, of Monette, passed away Dec. 26, 2012, in Jonesboro. He was born Feb. 10, 1924, in Monette to the late Clarence Lee and Altha A. Foster Poe. He was a farmer his whole life and a member of Rowe's Chapel Baptist Church for over 52 years. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather who loved to fish and garden...
George Junior Miller
George Junior Miller, 80, of Jonesboro, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at NA/Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. Born at Bucoda, Mo., he was the son of the late George Washington and Melinda Troop Miller and had been a longtime Arbyrd resident before making his home in Jonesboro 16 years ago. ...
Jerry Everett Dean McFarlin
Jerry Everett Dean McFarlin, 76, of Monette passed away Dec. 26, 2012, in Jonesboro. He was born in Monette Sept. 15, 1936, to the late Thomas and Jenny Mae Drayford McFarlin. A lifelong Monette resident, Dean and his wife contributed to the local and farming community through automotive mechanics and tire sales and repair until their retirement in 1995. ...
Ervin Johnson, 82, of Blytheville passed from this life Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 at his home. Born in Morrilton, Ark., to Austin Guinn and Willie Lee (Stell) Johnson, he was a United States Marine, who proudly served during the Korean War. ...
Betty Lou Bray
Betty Lou Bray, 81, of Manila, passed from this life, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was the daughter of the late William Enoch and Mary Lucille Wright Bray and was a lifelong Manila resident. Ms. Bray was a retired sales clerk for Fred's of Manila and was a longtime member of the Blackwater Baptist Church...
Hansel Eugene "Gene" Wood
Hansel Eugene "Gene" Wood, 64, of Jonesboro passed away Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at his home. He was born July 31, 1948 in Caraway to Hansel and Geneva Murray Wood. Gene was the owner of Wood Software, Inc., a graduate of Arkansas State University and a member of the Community of Christ Church. ...
Ray Neal Rogers
Mr. Ray Neal Rogers of Leachville departed this life Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, in Jonesboro at the age of 84. He was born April 21, 1928 in Monette, the son of Earl and Mabel Ray Rogers. He was a lifelong farmer and owner of Rogers Farms in Leachville. ...
Patricia Helen Kelley-Keating
Patricia Helen Kelley-Keating entered into eternal rest Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at the Manila Nursing Home in Manila. She was born May 23, 1937, in Pittston, Penn., to the late Dr. Gene and Helen Kelley. ...
Mr. Tom Houchin of Jonesboro departed this life Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at his home, at the age of 74. He was born Oct. 11, 1938, in Caraway, the son of Paul and Freda Roe Houchin. Tom was a truck driver, had also previously worked in the timber business and was an avid fisherman...
Randle Irene "Peet" Hill
Randle Irene "Peet" Hill, 70, of Batesville, former longtime Manila resident and widow of Mr. Ira Arthur "Sonny" Hill, passed from this life early Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at her home in Batesville. ...
Steven Dewayne Green
Steven Dewayne Green, 39, of Manila, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. Born at Kennett, Mo., he was a lifelong Manila resident and was retired from John Rose Farms in Roseland...
Bobby Wayne Wright
Bobby Wayne Wright, 66, of Corpus Christie, Texas, passed from this life at his home in Corpus Christie, Nov. 12, 2012. He was born in Leachville on Dec. 11, 1945, to Helen R. ...
Lawrence Dwayne Whitley
Mr. Lawrence Dwayne Whitley, 55, departed this life Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012. He was born April, 18, 1957, in Black Oak, Ark., the son of Lawrence Bishop Whitley and Leona Hill Whitley. Wayne was a farmer and co-owner of the Black Oak Gin. ...
Mrs. Naida Olean Fulford, 89, of Paragould, former longtime Cardwell, Mo., resident, passed from this life Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at the BelleMeade Nursing Center in Paragould. Born at Arbyrd, she was the daughter of the late B.H. Hassell and Bertha Rylee Carter and had lived most of her life in Cardwell. She was a homemaker and a member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Paragould...
Lucille Bell, 87, passed away Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at Monette Manor. She was born June 25, 1925, at Black Oak to the late Floyd and Anna Bolton Smith. Mrs. Lucille was a homemaker and a member of the Mangrum Church of Christ. She enjoyed yard work, her farmland and her grandchildren...