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Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Obituaries from January 2013

Billye Lee Booth (01/28/13)
Billye Lee Booth, 89, of Jonesboro, formerly of Caraway passed away Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. She was born Dec. 25, 1923, in Franklin to the late William "Bill" and Pearl Short Jennings. She and her husband, Virgil, lived most of their lives in Caraway, Paragould and Conway. ...
Elznia Woods (01/28/13)
Elznia Woods, 90, of Manila, passed from this life Friday Jan. 25, 2013, at Manila Nursing Center. Born in Pocahontas, she was the daughter of the late Rufus and Angela Reedie Tyler and had lived most of her life in Manila. Elznia was the widow of Mr. Jewel Woods and was a longtime member of the Souls Harbor Trinity Church in Manila...
William Vance Mace, Jr. (01/28/13)
Vance Mace, Jr., 66, of Manila, passed from this life, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Born at Dyess, he was the son of the late William Vance Mace, Sr. and Lottie Veda Scott Mace and had been a lifelong area resident. He was a 1965 graduate of Manila High School and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Manila...
Joseph Aaron Stevenson (01/25/13)
Leachville Joseph Aaron Stevenson, 34, of Leachville, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. Born in Denver, Colo., he was the son of the late Michael Stevenson and had been an Osceola resident before making his home in Leachville three years ago...
Julia Carol Baker (01/22/13)
Julia Carol Baker, 78, passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. She was born on Jan. 21, 1935, in Lexington, Miss., to the late Henry and Ella Medlin. Mrs. Baker was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Osceola. She enjoyed gardening and her flower beds...
Sherry Lynn Wells Johnson (01/21/13)
Sherry Lynn Wells Johnson, 60 of Morristown, Tenn., died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at her home. Born in Jonesboro, she was the daughter of the late Charles Wells and was a former Paragould resident. She was a secretary for the Panther Creek State Park in Morristown, Tenn., and a member of the Manley Baptist Church...
Dorothy Forrest Jackson (01/21/13)
Dorothy Forrest Jackson, 90, of Germantown, Tenn., died Friday, Jan. 18, 2013. She was born in Luxora, Ark., Jan. 17, 1923. She is survived by her daughters, Jesselyn Ann Jackson Ivy of Germantown, Tenn., Forrest LaNelle Jackson Erwin of Sharon, Tenn.; Carol Lee Jackson Pennebaker of Germantown, Tenn.; and grandchildren, Tracy Ivy and Michael Pennebaker of Germantown, Tenn., and Harley Erwin of Murfreesboro, Tenn.. ...
James (Jack) Etheridge (01/21/13)
Mr. James (Jack) Etheridge, 86, of Spring Lake, Mich., passed away Jan. 18, 2013. He was born July 15, 1926 in Center Ridge, Ark., to the late William Orville and Polly Mae Melinda Etheridge. ...
Margaret "Beadie" Freeman McWilliams (01/16/13)
Margaret "Beadie" Freeman McWilliams, 90, of Manila passed from this life Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at Manila Nursing Center. Born in Marmaduke, to William Newton and Fannie Earls Freeman, she was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in Manila. ...
Mrs. Brandi Nichole Clay (01/16/13)
Mrs. Brandi Nichole Clay, 36, departed this life Monday evening, Jan. 14, 2013, at her home. She was born Nov. 7, 1976, in Jonesboro, the daughter of Thomas Hatch and Regina Poe Hatch. Brandi was a 1995 graduate of Riverside High School and was an LPN at the NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro for three years. She loved to read and spend time with her family and was of the Baptist faith...
Robert Kenneth French (01/15/13)
Robert Kenneth "Kenny" French, 58, of Atlanta, Ga., formerly of Leachville died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at the Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Born at Tulare, Calif., he was the son of the late Franklin Edward French and was raised in Leachville. ...
James Edward Weber (01/15/13)
James Edward Weber, 68, of Manila, died Monday Jan. 14, 2013, in Manila. He was the son of the late Richard and Bessie Ganung Weber, and had been a longtime Pahokee, Fla., resident before making his home in Manila in 2000. He was retired from Maverick Tube in Blytheville...
Lowell Estes Polston (01/08/13)
Lowell Estes Polston, 68, of Manila, went to be with his Lord, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. Born at Strawberry, Ark., he was the son of the late Ozzie and Nola Kirk Polston, a 1963 graduate of Manila High School, and served in the U.S. ...
Marie Malinda Martin (01/08/13)
Mrs. Marie Malinda Martin, age 81, of Manila, passed from this life Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Born at St. Louis, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Gottlieb and Esther Orth Albrecht and the widow of Mr. Marvin Martin. She lived most of her life in Manila and was of the Baptist Faith...
Linda Gail Doyle (01/08/13)
Linda Gail Doyle, 72, of Marion, Ark., died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, in Memphis, Tenn. Linda was a retired teacher in the West Memphis Public School system and passionately involved with the General Education Diploma Program with the Mid-south Community College of West Memphis. She was a member of the Marion United Methodist Church...
Fern Kirksey (01/08/13)
Fern Kirksey, a previous long-time resident of Monette, left her struggles of this earth behind Sunday afternoon and went to an eternal peace with Jesus. Fern had lived in Huntsville, Ala., with her son and his family since the mid-1980s and enjoyed an active and full life there until her struggle with Alzheimer's slowed her down a few years ago. ...
Donnie Ray Hall (01/08/13)
Donnie Ray Hall, age 66, of Monette, died Saturday Dec. 29, 2012, at his home. Born at Leachville, he was the son of the late Don Wesley and Ruby Smith Hall and had been a Manila resident for most of his life...