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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Stories from Sunday, July 28, 2002

"Good Luck Party" set for Brian Stallings (07/28/02)
Friends of the Stallings family are hosting a "Good Luck Party" for Brian Stallings from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at the Caraway Masonic Lodge. Brian Stallings, a 2002 graduate of Riverside High School, along with his parents, Kenny and Patricia Stallings, are preparing to relocate to the St. Louis area where Brian will begin the process preparing him to undergo a lung transplant...
Buffalo Island "Survivors" sought (07/28/02)
Buffalo Island Relay for Life is trying to compile a list of residents on Buffalo Island who are survivors of cancer. Sheila Spurlock, chairman, recently said, "Survivors are the focus of this campaign. We struggle against cancer in recognition of their victories and in the desire to increase the number of victors."...
Welcome home April (07/28/02)
April Bressler has been on a long difficult "journey" that took her away from her Manila home for seven and a half months. Fourteen-year-old April suffered major injuries in a car accident on Dec. 1 last year. She was taken to the intensive care unit at The Med in Memphis. She sustained head trauma, severe burns on her leg, a punctured right lung and developed pneumonia and an infection...
Denny signs with Lipscomb (07/28/02)
LEACHVILLE For one local Mississippi County golfing enthusiast, a childhood of frequently hitting the links with his father and grandfather has begun to pay its dividends. Last Wednesday evening, Blake Denny, a 2002 graduate of Buffalo Island Central High School, became the first BIC athlete to sign a Division I scholarship as he signed a national letter-of-intent to play golf at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn...
Area golfer living out dream on Senior PGA tour (07/28/02)
MANILA Tony Peterson of Blytheville is living his dream of golfing professionally as a member of the Senior PGA Tour in 1999 and 2001 and playing in the European Senior Tour in 2000. Recently he tied for 59th to make the cut (top 63 players) at the U.S. Open for Seniors held in Baltimore, Md...
Golfers unite for cancer benefit tournament (07/28/02)
MANILA -- Ten three-person teams golfed for fun and a great cause at the Buffalo Island American Cancer Relay For Life golf tournament held at Big Lake Country Club Monday, July 15. Relay for Life committee members Shelia Spurlock, Brenda Matheny, Janice Edgin and Lynda Edwards hosted the event serving lunch to the participants. Area businesses and individuals sponsored the event with prizes and tee box sponsorships...
Virginia Maxine Hembrey - Leachville (07/28/02)
Virginia Maxine Hembrey, 76, of Leachville, died Monday, July 15, 2002, at Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould. Born at Beebe, she had been a Leachville resident for most of her life and was retired from Brown Shoe Company. Survivors include her husband, Golden Hembrey, of Leachville; a brother, Vernon Cope of Grady; two granddaughters, Tammy Puckett and Shelby Sexton, both of Leachville; and seven great-grandchildren...
Edna Mae "Jackie" Eubanks - Ozark (07/28/02)
Edna Mae "Jackie" Eubanks, 76, of Ozark, formerly of Manila, died Friday, July 19, 2002, at Turner Memorial Hospital in Ozark. She was the widow of A.J. Eubanks and had been a resident of Ozark for the past two years. Born at Sallisaw, Okla., she was the daughter of the late Claude and Bertha Mattingly Jackson and had lived most of her life in the Manila and Roseland area. She was a homemaker and member of the First Assembly of God Church in Manila...
Melda Ball Primm - Little Rock (07/28/02)
Melda Ball Primm, 81, of Little Rock, died Tuesday, July 16, 2002, at Good Samaritan Village in Mountain Home. She was an artist and retired teacher. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church and choir, graduate of UALR and received a masters degree in art education from University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. ...
James Edward Smithey - Frenchmans Bayou (07/28/02)
James Edward Smithey, 52, of Frenchmans Bayou died Thursday, July 18, 2002, at Methodist Central Hospital in Memphis. He was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include five sisters, Tommie Ulrich of Joiner, Sharlene Dixon of Bassett, Janie Smithey of West Memphis, Marie Spence of Keiser and Tina Tacker of Shell Lake; two brothers, Johnny Smithey of Caraway and Jerry Smithey of Tupelo, Miss...
Geneva Gloria Sue Stephens - Leachville (07/28/02)
Geneva Gloria Sue Stephens, 58, of Leachville died Friday, July 29, 2002, at her home. Born at Leachville, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Annie Howard and was a lifelong resident of the Leachville and Monette area. She was a homemaker and a member of the Monette Assembly of God Church...
Pearl Ruby Davenport - Manila (07/28/02)
Pearl Ruby Davenport, 88, of Manila, died Friday, July 19, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Monette, she was the daughter of the late J.B. and Elizabeth Crow Files and was a life-long Manila resident. She was the widow of Claude Davenport and a member of New Harmony Baptist Church...
Billy Gerald Cornish - Monette (07/28/02)
Billy Gerald Cornish, 64, of Monette, died Friday, July 19, 2002, at his residence. He was a retired farmer, of the Baptist faith, lived most of his life in the Monette area, and a member of the Woodman of the World. He is survived by his wife, Coty Ann Cornish of the home; a son, Brady Cornish of Monette; a daughter, Cindy Smith of Weiner; two sisters, Clar Dallas of Dumas and Aileen Castlebury of Paris, Texas; two grandchildren, Morgan Milligan and Cody Smith...
Claud Polston - Manila (07/28/02)
Claud Polston, 87, of Manila, died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Nursing Center in Blytheville. Born at Hazel Grove, he was the son of the late Christopher and Gurthie Baker Polston and had been a Manila resident since 1944. He was a retired farmer and member of Milligan Ridge Baptist Church. Mr. Polston served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII...