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Stories from Friday, April 30, 2004

Manila City Council considers airport projects (04/30/04)
Former Manila Mayor Jimmy White addressed the Manila City Council Monday, April 19, discussing airport projects and possible future options for the community. Mayor Clifford Veach had asked White to assist in updating the city officials on airport projects...
Taking a step back in time (04/30/04)
Today is a "push button" world that goes by fast -- ordinarily at 55 to 70 miles an hour. A few men from Poughkeepsie got in touch with their pioneer spirits and slowed it down for a week. Former Manila resident, John Wayne Malloy, former Caraway resident Rick Huckabee, and Fred Head, all of Poughkeepsie, stepped back in time and made a 137 mile trip across half of Arkansas the old-fashioned way, with mules and covered wagons...
Manila school board meets in two special sessions (04/30/04)
The Manila School Board interviewed superintendent candidates and held expulsion hearings at two special called meetings last week. The board met on Tuesday night for an interview with superintendent candidate Barry Scott of Piggott with all board members present. Board members are Johnny McCain, president, Jackie Hill, Scott Misner, Donald Master, Robert Veach, William Davis and Steve Metheny...
Mustangs bow to Walnut Ridge in District finals (04/30/04)
Buffalo Island Central split a pair of games in the 3AA-North District Tournament this past week at Rector. The Mustangs rolled to a 14-4 six-inning victory over Marmaduke in the semifinals before dropping a tough 8-6 decision to Walnut Ridge in the finals...
Rebels advance to regionals (04/30/04)
Mission Accomplished: The Riverside Rebels will play in this week's regional tournament at Monette, but it wasn't as easy a path as most would have figured. Riverside opened district tournament play against Hughes, a team they had manhandled twice earlier in the season and expected to advance easily to the semifinals. Unfortunately, someone forgot to tell Hughes about the Rebels' plan...
Lady Rebels finish second in district tourney (04/30/04)
After scoring 26 runs in their first two district tournament games, the Riverside Lady Rebels ran into the 3AA-North's top pitcher, Rector's Tara Shepard, as the Lady Cougars shut down Riverside 7-1 to claim the district championship Wednesday at Rector...
Lee Spurlock - Leachville (04/30/04)
Lee Spurlock, 70, of Leachville, died Friday, April 23, 2004, at Regional Medical Center of Northeast Arkansas. Born at Walnut Ridge, he was the son of the late James Ellis Spurlock and was a 1951 graduate of Marked Tree High School. He was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars serving one enlistment in the United States Marine Corps and 23 years service in the United States Air Force. ...
Garry Lynn Brooks - Caraway (04/30/04)
Garry Lynn Brooks, 54, of Caraway, died Friday, April 23, 2004, at the Med in Memphis, Tenn. He was a painter, of the Baptist faith, and had lived in Caraway a lifetime. He is survived by his mother, Lucy Brooks, of Caraway; a sister, Patty Smith of Osceola; four brothers, William Brooks of Belleville, Ill., Phillip Brooks of Caraway, Lloyd Brooks, and Floyd Brooks, both of Jonesboro; a son, Garry brooks, Jr., of Caraway; and two daughters, Melissa Brooks of Tayares, Fla., and Sherry Lynn Dobbins of Corning; grandchildren, Faith Lynn brooks, Jamie Elenburg, Austin Lynn Brooks, Jessica Elenburg, Chelsea Elenburg, Brad Lee Dobbins, and Kristen Dobbins.. ...
Dola Hicks Rhodes - Manila (04/30/04)
Dola Hicks Rhodes, 85, of Manila, died Thursday, April 22, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. The daughter of the late Grover Cleveland and Daisy Ethel Taylor Yarbro, she was a lifelong Manila area resident and was the widow of Johnny Hicks and John Rhodes. She was a retried seamstress and a member of the Bethany Baptist Church in Manila...
Gerald Wayne Jennings - Caraway (04/30/04)
Gerald Wayne Jennings, 62, of Caraway died Saturday, April 24, 2004, at his residence. He was a lifetime resident of Caraway and a retired educator and member of the Community of Christ Church at Caraway. He was a graduate of Arkansas State University, obtaining his bachelor's of science, master's of science and administration certification...
Terry Howell - Caraway (04/30/04)
Terry Howell, 49, of Caraway, died Friday, April 23, 2004, near Caraway. He had lived in Caraway most of his life and worked in construction in Jonesboro. He is survived by a son, Christopher Pena of Jonesboro; a daughter, Jennifer Weide of Joensboro; two brothers, Jim Howell and Buddy Howell, both of caraway; and four sisters, Sue Wiiest and Ann Delagarza, both of Jonesboro, Edna Howell of Chicago, and Jan Mick of Jefferson City, Mo...
Wanda Ruth Harrison - Paragould (04/30/04)
Wanda Ruth Harrison, 71, of Paragould, died Sunday, April 18, 2004, at her home. Born April 15, 1933, in Paragould, she was a homemaker and affiliated with the Church of Christ. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Toni and C.E. Barnett, Jr. of Springdale, and Sue and Everett Adamson of West Memphis; and two grandchildren, Lindsey Barnett of Springdale and Chase Barnett of Springdale...
Randall Harold Hamilton - Chicago, Ill. (04/30/04)
Randall Harold Hamilton, 47, of Chicago, formerly of Leachville, died Tuesday at his home. Born at Lansing, Mich., he was the son of the late Shirley Ann Manus Hamilton and was a construction worker. He is survived by his wife, Renee Ventress Hamilton of Chicago; a son, Randy Lee Hamilton of Paris, Tenn.; two daughters, Rhonda Renee Hamilton of Paris, Tenn., and Toni Martina Hamilton of Chicago, Ill.; his father, Harold Hollis Hamilton of Chicago; three brothers, Russell Lawson and Tony Hamilton, both of Leachville, and Dale Lawson of Hornersville: three sisters, Sherry Bowman of Leachville, Pearl Hamilton of Leachville, and Gail Travelstead of Salem; two grandchildren, Destiny Lynn Talomino and Christopher Lee Hamilton, both of Paris.. ...
James Paul Goodman - Leachville (04/30/04)
James Paul Goodman, 70, of Leachville died Thursday, April 22, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Obion, Tenn., he was the son of the late George and Marie Hensley Goodman and had been a Leachville resident since 1999. He was a retired truck driver and was a United States Air Force veteran...
Theodore "Ted" Shutt Jr. - Amarillo, Texas (04/30/04)
Theodore "Ted" Shutt Jr., 68, of Amarillo, Texas, died Tuesday, March 30, 2004. He was born Dec. 1, 1935, in Arbyrd to Theodore C. Sr., and Ocea Shutt. He was a graduate of Leachville High School. He married Susan L. Stultz on June 1, 1962, in Amarillo. He was retired from the Air Force after more than 20 years of service. He worked for Pantex for 20 years...
Bill Coy - Brookland (04/30/04)
Bill Coy, 87, of Brookland, died Monday, April 19, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center. Born at Portia, he had lived in Dixie for 50 years and was a member of Trinity Missionary Baptist Church in the Dixie community. Survivors include a son, James Coy of Lake City; three daughters, Sherri Coffman and Joan Baker, both of Jonesboro, and Peggy Gunn of Paragould; two sisters, Alice Jewell Brun of Little Rock and Helen Whitney of Lake City; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren.. ...
Ida M. Womack - Lake City (04/30/04)
A graveside service for Ida M. Womack, 78, of Lake City, who died Sunday, April 18, 2004, was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery. Dr. Glen Putman officiated. Gregg Funeral Home of Jonesboro was in charge of arrangements. Honorary pallbearers were Greg Womack, Drew Womack, Jeffrey Womack, Derek Womack, Jim Smith and Dr. Ray Hall, Jr...
Dorothy Beatrice Wade - Paragould (04/30/04)
Dorothy Beatrice Wade, 92, of Paragould, formerly of Trumann and Manila, died Wednesday, April 21, 2004, at Manila Nursing Center. She was born March 29, 1912, at Boydsville, the daughter of Lonzo and Elizabeth Gifford Galyean. She was a factory worker and had worked at Monroe Auto Equipment. She was a member of the WestView Baptist Church...
Erma Starnes - Blytheville (04/30/04)
Erma Starnes, 90, of Blytheville, died Monday, April 19, 2004, at Memorial Nursing Center. She was born June 26, 1913, in Tiptonville, Tenn., the daughter of Joe and Myrtle Dillinger Adkins. She was a homemaker, a longtime Blytheville resident, and affiliated with the United Pentecostal church. She enjoyed spending time with her family, being a grandma, and loved cooking...
Allie Ona Ford - Paragould (04/30/04)
Allie Ona Ford, 101, of Paragould, formerly of Manila, died Friday, April 23, 2004, at Greene acres Nursing Home in Paragould. Born at Thayer, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Tom and Georgia Stokes Jackson. She was the widow of C.W. Ford and had been a longtime Manila resident before making her home in Paragould. She was a member of the First United Pentecostal Church in Paragould...