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Stories from Friday, December 6, 2002

Siblings reunited (12/06/02)
Lisa Boyd of Caraway has many family reunions stored in her memories, but her latest reunion is like one out of a fairy tale book. She was reunited with her baby sister, Angela, first by telephone and then in person on July 13. Angela had been separated from her six siblings since 1969...
Boll weevil eradication to be voted on again (12/06/02)
The third of four informational meetings on a new boll weevil eradication proposal was held at the Manila Community Center on Wednesday morning. Other meetings were held at the Northeast Arkansas Research and Extension Center at Keiser, Mississippi County Community College Governor's Hall in Blytheville and Monette Buffalo Island Central Elementary cafeteria on Tuesday and Wednesday...
Handbook details hunting in area (12/06/02)
Around the turn of the century, passengers passing through Arkansas on the Cotton Belt Rail Road were given a small handbook titled "With Rod and Gun in Arkansas." The handbook was printed in 1900 by Charles Sumner Nichols. A through car left Chicago, going to Texas, every night, and passed right through the St. ...
Manila defeated by MT (12/06/02)
MARKED TREE A fourth-quarter surge and key free throws down the stretch by Marked Tree gave the Sr. Indians a 56-54 victory over Manila in high school basketball action last Monday night. In a game that saw 12 lead changes and a battle between two of the best teams in Northeast Arkansas, the Marked Tree victory came down to senior Brad Jones and sophomore Duanaway Barnes. ...
BIC shoots down Rebels (12/06/02)
CARAWAY Buffalo Island Central used a barrage of three-pointers and ice cold shooting from their rival Riverside Rebels to post a decisive 68-52 victory Tuesday night in a key 3AA North Conference game at Caraway. The Mustangs remained unbeaten overall as well as in conference play in front of a packed Rebels' den by using a smothering defense to snuff out any Riverside threat...
Euba Lee Hardin - Rector (12/06/02)
Euba Lee Hardin, 72, of Rector died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2002, at her residence. Born in Clay Conty, she was a homemaker and had worked for Wal-Mart. She was a member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Jack Hardin of Rector; a son, Kem Harden of Rector; a daughter, Salley Byars of St. ...
Iva Irene Cobb - Lake City (12/06/02)
Iva Irene Cobb, 94, of Lake City died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2002, at Regional Medical Center of NEA in Jonesboro. Born in Lester, she was a homemaker. Survivors include a daughter, Marcene Timms of Lake City; 11 grandchildren, Beth Adams, Diane Crews, Tammy Davis, Renee Timms and Steve Timms, all of Lake City, Steve Bowden of Bryant, Janet Mayland of Sherwood, Timothy Warren of Nashville, and Garry Gene Cobb, Charles Wayne Cobb and Joy Deneen Hagar, all of Jonesboro; 17 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.. ...
Arlie J. Wheatley - Steele, Mo. (12/06/02)
Arlie J. Wheatley, 82, of Steele, Mo., died Friday, Nov. 22, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital East-Memphis. Born May 9, 1920, in Akins, she was a retired custodian and had been a member of the Steele Assembly of God Church since November of 1957. She is survived by her sons, Don Wheatley of Searcy, Jerry Wheatley of Springfield, Mo., Larry Wheatley of Everton, Mo., Wayne Wheatley of Washburn, Mo., Terry Wheatley of Huntsville, Ala., Mike Whitley of Kirbyville, Mo., Tony Wheatley of Pulaski, Va., and Steve Wheatley of Steele; two daughters, Rita Gestring of Steele and Tammi Gist of Manila; 20 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.. ...
Cindy Carol Marshall White - Lake City (12/06/02)
Cindy Carol Marshall White, 31, of Lake City died Monday, Nov. 25, 2002, at her residence. She was a lifetime resident of Lake City and worked as an insurance adjuster. Survivors include her parents, Charlie and Carolyn Marshall of Lake City; a brother, Charles Marshall of Lake City; her grandfather, James Lisk of Jonesboro, and her fianc, Ricky Rand of Lake City...
Jimmy Wayne Vinson - Jonesboro (12/06/02)
Brother Jimmy Wayne Vinson, 64, of Jonesboro, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2002, at his home. He was born in St. Genevieve, Mo., and had lived in the Jonesboro area for the past 20 years. He was a minister for 33 years. He pastured several churches in Arkansas and Missouri and currently served as the pastor of the New Hope Baptist Church in Caraway. He was a graduate of the Williams Baptist College...
Lethia Virginia Sparks - Osceola (12/06/02)
Lethia Virginia Sparks, 78, of Osceola, died Nov. 28, 2002, at Osceola Health Care. She was a homemaker, member of Keiser Chapel in Keiser and lifetime resident of Mississippi County. She was preceded in death by her husband, A.C. Sparks. Survivors include four sons, Bishop Sparks of Marie, Harold Sparks of Dyess, Jackie Sparks of Joiner and Lee Sparks of Keiser; a stepson, Hubert Sparks of Ft. ...
Leander Pannells - Monette (12/06/02)
Leander Pannells, 63, of Monette, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was a retired farmer, member of Buckdonic Assembly of God Church and U.S. Army veteran. He had lived in the Monette area most of his life...
Robin Michelle Witt Crump - Harrisburg (12/06/02)
Robin Michelle Witt Crump, 25, of Harrisburg died Monday, Nov. 25, 2002, at The Regional Medical Center in Memphis. She was born at Wynne and worked as the assistant manager of the Tobacco Store in Harrisburg. She was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church of Harrisburg...
Jimmy Lee Hickman - Cardwell (12/06/02)
Jimmy Lee Hickman, 56, of Cardwell, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2002, at the Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould. He was born in Jennings, Mo., and moved to Cardwell in 1995. He was a construction worker and of the Baptist belief. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Hickman, of the home; two sons, Timothy John Hickman, of Nashville, Tenn., Jimmy L. ...
Lorne Thelma May - Caraway (12/06/02)
Lorne Thelma May, 66, of Caraway, died Nov. 21, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was a housewife and was of the Baptist faith. She is survived by her husband, Glen May, Sr., of Caraway; four sons, Glen May Jr., of Horn Lake, Miss., Bobby May of Missouri, Gordon Dale May of Etowah, and Steven May of Leachville; a daughter, Rose Peridore of Caraway; three sisters, May Brewer of Sikeston, Mo., Vera Thompson of Fla., and Rose Hightower of Caraway; two brothers, Edward Milligan of Jonesboro and Robert William Milligan of Kentucky; 14 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.. ...