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Stories from Thursday, September 2, 2004

Granddaughter of former Caraway residents on tap for pioneer surgery (09/02/04)
A young lady, Holly Berry, with ties to the Caraway and Buffalo Island area is in need of help from anyone that would like to be of assistance. Holly is a college student in Orlando, Fla. Due to an automobile accident two years ago, Holly is paralyzed...
Manila resident victim of fatal shooting (09/02/04)
A Manila resident, David Stone, 49, was the victim of a fatal shooting while visiting a friend in Fulton County. According to a report from Lloyd Martz, Fulton County sheriff, the Sharp County 9-11 center received a call of a shooting incident at approximately 10:33 p.m. ...
One vehicle accident (09/02/04)
A one vehicle accident early Friday morning claimed the life of a Monette man and injured a Monette resident. According to Trooper Tony Crowell with the Arkansas State Police, the accident occurred at approximately 3:05 a.m. on West County Road 314 near the intersection of North County Road 103...
Manila School Board passes budget (09/02/04)
In a special called meeting on Thursday, members of the Manila School Board approved the proposed 2004-05 budget unanimously. The beginning balance in operating fund on July 1 was $3,019,543.91. Estimated revenue and expenditures for the year left an estimated ending balance (June 30, 205) of $3,115,246.09...
The cotton crop that was (09/02/04)
Guy "Junior" and Susan Robinson are both fourth generation farmers. In their 35 years of farming they have experienced drought, hail, flooding, and other problems that go along with raising a crop. The Robinsons said they have never seen anything like what has happened to 40 acres of their 880 acres of cotton...
Tournament for Relay for Life raises over $1,500 (09/02/04)
A little rain gave a late start but did not dampen the spirits of the teams that participated in the third annual 2004 Buffalo Island Relay for Life softball tournament. The tournament was held at the Manila ballpark and was sponsored by the "Nifty Fifties" Relay for Life team. The event raised over $1,500...
David Randall Stone - Leachville (09/02/04)
David Randall Stone, 49, of Leachville, died Aug. 26, 2004, at St. Johns Hospital in Springfield, Mo. He was a truck driver, of the Baptist Faith, and had served in the U.S. Army. He is survived by his mother, Velma Green of Manila; three daughters, Chassity McCallie, Angela Stone, and Mandy Evans, all of Manila; two sisters, Gloria Samford of Jonesboro and Janet Skaggs of Gosnell; and four grandchildren...
Ray F. Stewart - Hot Springs (09/02/04)
Ray F. Stewart, 79, of Hot Springs, longtime Pine Bluff resident, died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004, at St. Joseph's Regional Health Center in Hot Springs. Born in 1924 in Leachville, a son of Elsie Marie Field Stewart of Monette, and the late Leland Stanford Stewart, he was reared and received his early education in Leachville...
Sipes Infant (09/02/04)
A graveside service for Johnathan Lee Sipes Jr., infant son of Johnathan Sipes Sr. and Malinda Milligan of Jonesboro, who was stillborn Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, was held at 11 a.m. Monday at Pine Log Cemetery near Brookland, with the Rev. Glenn Pettus officiating...
Elmer Rodgers - Manila (09/02/04)
Elmer Rodgers, 86, of Manila, died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2004, at the Monette Manor Nursing Center. Born at Hollywood, Mo., he was the son of the late Roy and Jessie Robinson Rodgers and had been a lifelong Manila area resident. He was a retired Carpenter, having worked for Oates Construction Company in Manila and was of the Baptist belief...
Edward Zane "Zeke" Newsom - Caraway (09/02/04)
Edward Zane "Zeke" Newsom, 80, of Caraway, died Aug. 26, 2004, at Lakeside Nursing Center in Lake City. He was a retired truck driver and of the Baptist Faith. He was an U.S. Army Veteran and had lived in the Hancock and Caraway area a lifetime. He is survived by a sister, Vestal "Betty" Stege of St. ...
Cora Mae Maness Hardy - Savannah, Tenn. (09/02/04)
Cora Mae Maness Hardy, 67, of Savannah, Tenn., formerly of Trumann, died Aug. 24, 2004, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. She was born Dec. 28, 1936, at Walnut Ridge. She was a retired cook and of the Church of God faith. She is survived by four daughters, Lela Guthrie of Adamsville, Tenn., Sharon Cooksey of Enid, Miss., Lisa Stone of Trumann, and Patricia Britt of Crump, Tenn.; three sons, Jerry Maness of Manila, Harold Maness of Lake City, and Terry Maness of Trumann; two sisters, Lillie Mae Bishop of Dover, and Loraine White of Casea; a brother, Don Black of Paragould; 20 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.. ...
Deborah Lynn (Ward) Ewald (09/02/04)
Deborah Lynn (Ward) Ewald, 53, formerly of Paragould, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2004 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, April and Tom Rowell, of Indianapolis, Ind. Memorial services were held Sunday, Aug. 29, at Herrmann Funeral Home in Indianapolis...
Joan Jones - Nelsonville (09/02/04)
Joan Jones, 68, of Nelsonville, died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Oct. 7, 1935, at Manila to Richard Benjamin and Dovie I. (Forsythe) Oates. She was a homemaker and a member of the Lebanon Missionary Baptist Church at Nelsonville...
Barbara Lee Hughes - Jonesboro (09/02/04)
Barbara Lee Hughes, 65, of Jonesboro, died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2004, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at St. Charles, Mo., she had lived in Monette before moving to Jonesboro four years ago. She was a secretary and former Girl Scout troop leader and a girls' softball coach in Monette. She was a member of Monette First Baptist Church...
Georgia Corine Goodin - Jonesboro (09/02/04)
Georgia Corine Goodin, 74, of Jonesboro died Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Trumann, she had lived in Lake City for the past 23 years before moving to Jonesboro five months ago. She was a restaurant manager for Payneway Cafe for several years, retired from the Singer Co. and was a caregiver. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Brookland...
James Eugene "Gene" Tharp Jr. - Monette (09/02/04)
James Eugene "Gene" Tharp Jr., 24, of Monette, died Friday, Aug. 27, 2004, near Manila. He was of the Baptist faith and had lived in the Monette area 14 years, formerly of Jonesboro. He is survived by his parents, James and Robin Tharp of Monette: his paternal grandmother, Pauline Lamer of Newport, great-grandmother, Ruby Hall of Newport; maternal grandparents, Howard and Ona Billingsley of Jonesboro; two sisters, Misty Thomas of Leachville and Brina Caret of Ft. ...
Walter Wayne Taylor - Leachville (09/02/04)
Walter Wayne Taylor, 80, of Leachville, died Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at McCrory, he was the son of the late A.G. and Elsie Smith Taylor and had been a Leachville resident since 1932. He was the retired Leachville Postmaster with 36 years service in the U.S. ...
Frank Danny "Fatrat" Walker Jr. - Osceola (09/02/04)
Frank Danny "Fatrat" Walker Jr., 47, of Osceola, died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004, at Hopkinsville, Ky. Born at Osceola, he was a hydraulic specialist, an Army veteran and of the Pentecostal belief. Survivors include a son, Danny David Walker of Luxora; five sisters, Carol Maupin of Bassett, Sharon Chrisco and Michelle Ashley, both of Osceola, Sally Walker of Clifton, Tenn., and Penny Pannell of Manila; two brothers, Carlos Walker of Osceola and Allen Walker of Keiser; and one grandchild...