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Stories from Thursday, October 17, 2002

Filming begins on "A Painted House" (10/17/02)
The picturesque windmill on the set of "A Painted House" filming has brought to the surface more than a bountiful supply of water, as filmmakers and movie stars have been seen throughout the Buffalo Island area. During the first week of filming of Black Oak native John Grisham's "A Painted House" several members of the film's crew and cast have made visits to different sites in Craighead, Poinsett and Crittenden counties, much to the delight of local residents...
Blankenship estate presents contributions (10/17/02)
Executors of the estate of Jimmy Blankenship of Monette presented checks on Oct. 10 totaling $135,000 to Buffalo Island Central School, Monette First United Methodist Church and to World Hunger. Executor of Blankenship's estate, Devane Baldridge, of Monette, and estate attorney, Barbara Halsey, of Jonesboro, met at the BIC campus to present a $50,000 check to Doris Willyerd, guidance counselor, and George Edd Holland, BIC superintendent, to establish the James Gordoon Blankenship Schlarship...
Former Manila resident celebrates 100th birthday (10/17/02)
Allie Ford, former longtime (69 years) Manila resident, celebrated a century of birthdays with family and friends on Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Apostolic Lighthouse Church in Paragould. Mrs. Ford was born Oct. 13, 1902, in Thayer, Mo., the third child of nine, including eight girls and a boy, born to Tom and Georgie Ann Jackson...
Big Lake Community Day is big success (10/17/02)
MANILA -- Big Lake National Wildlife Refuge community day was held Saturday with over 100 area residents enjoying an educational/fun day with nature. Members of Friends of Big Lake, the Archeology Society, Northeast Arkansas Audubon Society, and other volunteers joined Big Lake Refuge Manager Brian Braudis in making the day a success...
Agnes Fairchild - Manila (10/17/02)
Agnes Leola Fairchild, 89, of Joplin, Mo., died Friday, Oct. 11, 2002, at a local health care center after an illness. She was born April 22, 1913, in Mano, Mo. She was the daughter of the late Claude Stubblefield and Jayne Varner Stubblefield and moved to Joplin last month. She moved to Manila in 1932 and lived several years in Monett, Mo. A homemaker, she and her husband farmed cotton for many years while living in Arkansas. She was a member of the Manila United Methodist Church...
Ancel Glover - Lake City (10/17/02)
Ancel Glover, 85, of Lake City died Friday, Oct. 11, 2002, at St. Bernard's Medical Center. Born at Enola, he lived at Lake City and was formerly of the Poplar Ridge Community near Monette. He was a retired farmer and was a member of the Lunsford Baptist Church...
Paul Wayne Hayden - Leachville (10/17/02)
Paul Wayne Hayden, 21, of Leachville, died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2002, at his home. Born at Paragould, he was a lifelong Leachville resident and was a former student at Buffalo Island Central Schools. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Leachville and worked on the family farm...
Woodrow Lee - Lepanto (10/17/02)
Woodrow Lee, 83, of Lepanto, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2002, at Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars and was of the Baptist belief. Survivors include his wife, Pat Smith Lee of Lepanto; three sons, Kenny Lee of Manila, Alvin Lee of Dyess and Durwood Lee of West Memphis; two daughters, Patsy Tucker of Lepanto and Cathy Smith of Harrisburg; three sisters, Dail McCalister of Purvis, Miss., Virginia Sisler of Grand Junction, Colo., and Marquerite Lambert of Upland, Calif.; a brother, Arval Lee of Texarkana; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.. ...
Eunice Steed - Memphis, Tenn. (10/17/02)
Eunice Steed, 74, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Manila, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2002, at Methodist South Hospital in Memphis. Born July 18, 1928, in Manila, she was the daughter of Robert W. and Elsie Brewer Hill. She is the widow of Ed Steed and a longtime Memphis resident. She was of the Baptist faith and was a homemaker...
James Edward Davis - Henderson, Tenn. (10/17/02)
James Edward Davis, 71, of Henderson, Tenn., died Monday, Oct. 7, 2002, at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. He had been a sales person at Davis Automart and a member of the American Legion. He is survived by his wife, Lavern Davis, of Henderson; two sisters, Linda Tucker of Manila and Ann Humphries of Tyronza...
Charlie Thomas Barnes, Jr. - Osceola (10/17/02)
Charles Thomas Barnes, Jr., 32, of Osceola, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2002, at The Regional Medical Center at Memphis. He was a member of Turrell Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Chase Barnes of Tyronza; two daughters, Macey Barnes of Tyronza and Natalie Barnes of Etowah; his parents, Charles and Joyce Barnes of Etowah; a sister, Tonya Barnes of Caraway; and his grandmother, Maxine Barnes of Etowah...
Marvin Westley Cornelious - Lake City (10/17/02)
Marvin Westley Cornelious, 49, of Lake City, died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2002, at his residence. He was reared in Weiner and had lived in Lake city for 12 years. He served in the Navy for two years and the Army for four years. He was of the Pentecostal faith...
James Lonnie "J.L." Barnes - Leachville (10/17/02)
James Lonnie "J.L." Barnes, 80, of Leachville died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2002, at his home. Born at Izard County, he was the son of the late Willie and Dillie Barnes and was a longtime Leachville resident. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II and was retired from the City of Leachville Street Department. He was a member of the Pentecostal Church...