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Stories from Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Willie Whitney gives 48 years to education (09/22/04)
When it was time for school to begin this year, Willie Whitney of Manila admits it was difficult for her to be contented with reading a new novel. Her thoughts were on bulletin boards, lesson plans, and new journal topics -- just as it has been for the last 48 years. Whitney is a teacher from the top of her head to her toes. Throughout her almost half century career, she was searching for thought provoking topics that would leave lasting impressions on her students...
Chambers hangs up his rock 'n roll shoes (09/22/04)
After 40 years in the radio broadcasting business, Robert Chambers of Monette is looking forward to being a listener and enjoying his retirement. Chambers has lived in Northeast Arkansas all of his life, born near the Highbanks Community, graduating from Monette High School in 1961, and calling Blytheville and Monette home...
Leachville Council votes to place city sales tax on ballot (09/22/04)
The Leachville City Council met at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 6, and discussed street paving, information on tax deficit, and possible implementation of city sales tax. Request for paving of Honey Cypress Lane and Bandy Street were heard by the council, concerning need at homes of Larry Puckett and Terry Stewart...
Confederate soldier honored with memorial (09/22/04)
A Confederate memorial service and military stone dedication was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, at the Macey Cemetery, north of Monette, to honor Pvt. Henry Thomas Pitts. The special service was presented by the Sons of Confederate Veterans, James Wiseman Honnoll Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy, Children of the Confederacy and Military Order Stars and Bars. Members of the organizations were dressed in period outfits and military accessories...
Butler announces release of her first book (09/22/04)
Stacy R. Butler of Lake City has written her first book, "Letters I Should Have Written." The book is available through the publisher, Publish America of Frederick, Md. Butler is also an independent driver for Cody Transport Company of Lake City. Letters I Should Have Written is the true story of a family battered by conflict, as seen through the eyes of a child. ...
Leslie Ward welcomed home (09/22/04)
Leslie Ward, 35, has an optimistic outlook and does not take time to sit around and wonder "why me." She calls herself a survivor, defying her early prognosis. Ward was seriously injured in the April 16, 1998, tornado that tore through Manila. She was swept from her home on Olympia Street, thrown in a ditch and was buried with piles of debris...
Riverside tennis teams off to good start (09/22/04)
The Riverside Rebels claimed four of the six singles matches in boy's play on their way to a 6-2 victory over the Trumann Wildcats Tuesday afternoon at Trumann. Riverside also swept both doubles matches on the day. At number one singles, Riverside's Tyler Timms downed Trumann's Blake Wright 6-2. ...
Area golf roundup (09/22/04)
Area golf teams began their season last week by competing in several multi-team matches as well as a two-team match between Buffalo Island Central and Valley View. Manila's Josh McDaniel shot a 40, and Manila scored a 136 on their way to defeating Salem, Buffalo Island, Gosnell and Riverside last Monday at Big Lake Country Club in Manila in a play-five, count-three golf match...
Riverside opens tennis season shutting out Weiner (09/22/04)
Riverside opened the 2004 tennis season by shutting out the Weiner Cardinals in girl's action 2-0, only to watch the Cardinals battle from behind to forge a 4-4 draw in boy's action Thursday afternoon at Weiner.T The Lady Rebels won the singles match as Miranda Boyd, the only returning letterman from last year's team, posted a 6-1 win over Weiner's Teryn Wixson. ...
Denny Layne Hale - Steele, Mo. (09/22/04)
Denny Layne Hale, 54, of Steele, Mo., died Aug. 31, 2004, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. He was born July 2, 1950, at Jackson, Tenn. He was a self-employed carpenter and a member of Pentecost Church of God. He was a lifetime resident of Steele and had served three years on the Steele Police Department...
Brian Emanual Davis-Cosbey - Jonesboro (09/22/04)
Brian Emanual Davis Davis-Cosbey, 7, of Jonesboro, died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004, at Jonesboro. A Jonesboro native, he was a second-grader at South Elementary School in Jonesboro. He was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his parents, Danny and Cynthia Cosbey of the home; a brother, Dereck Wayne Cosbey of the home; two sisters, Kaleigh Reah Cosbey of the home and Samantha Lynn Davis of Paragould; his paternal grandparents, Danny and Beverly Cosbey of Jonesboro and Kenny and Debby Bagby of Bergman; his maternal grandmother, Mary Smart of Walcott; his paternal great-grandparents, U.L. ...
Mike Sexton - Monette (09/22/04)
Mike Sexton, 45, of Monette, died Sunday, Sept. 12, 2004, at his home. He was a truck driver, of the Assembly of God faith, and had lived in the Monette area a lifetime. He is survived by his wife, Debbie Sexton, of the home; his mother, Angie Sexton, of Monette; his maternal grandmother, Cordie Sexton, of Monette; a brother, Steve Sexton of Monette...
Juanita M. Mondy - Killeen, Texas (09/22/04)
Juanita M. Mondy, 69, of Killeen, Texas, formerly of Walnut Ridge, died at her home Saturday, Sept. 4, 2004. She was born Oct. 11, 1934, in Rolla, Mo. She was united in marriage to Joseph Mondy on July 3, 1952. She worked as a model and inspector for R&M Kaufman in Aurora, Ill., before moving to Killeen in 1980. She was a member of the Church of Christ of Killeen...
LaBradda "Brody" Lowry - Black Oak (09/22/04)
LaBradda "Brody" Lowry, 21, of Black Oak, died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2004, at her home. She was born in Flint, Mich., on May 26, 1983. She is the daughter of Sue McGuire of Jonesboro and Arlton Lowry of Black Oak. In addition to her parents, she is survived by a brother, T.J. Lowry of Benton...
Troy Edgar Grant - Marshall, Texas (09/22/04)
Troy Edgar Grant, 69, of Marshall, Texas, formerly of Leachville, died Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004, at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview, Texas. Born at Leachville, he was the son of the late Roy E. and Carrie Covey Grant and had lived in Marshall for the past year. He was retired form the DuPont Corporation and was a U.S. Army veteran...
Helen Cornish Gibbs - Jonesboro (09/22/04)
Helen Cornish Gibbs, 80, of Jonesboro died Sunday, Sept. 5, 2004, at her home. She was a retired LPN for Harper Clinic, Charter member of Mt. Pleasant General Baptist Church, and had lived in Jonesboro four years, formerly of Monette. She is survived by a son, Connie Cason, of Leachville; a daughter, Sharon Henson, of Jonesboro; three sisters, Naomi Smith and Wilma Williams, both of Jonesboro, and Deloris Vereb of Springdale; three brothers, Cecil Adams and John Adams, both of Searcy, and Gene Adams of Springdale; four grandchildren, Cindy Pruitt, Barry Carlton of Jonesboro, Chris Cason and Kim Simmons; and three great-grandchildren.. ...
Leveda Fay Foster - Manchester, New Hampshire (09/22/04)
Leveda Fay Foster of Manchester, N.H., died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2004. She was born May 6, 1947, in Leachville to Joe and Winona Foster. In March 1967, she married Thomas Foster in Manila. Shortly after their marriage, they moved to New Hampshire. She is survived by her husband, Tom Foster; a daughter and son-in-law, Angie and Rob Osterman, and a son and daughter-in-law, Jimmie and Jen Foster; seven grandchildren of Manchester, N.H.; a brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Linda Foster of Vilonia; her twin sister and brother-in-law, Freda and Donald Weaver of Mountain Home; sister, Peggy Davis of Manila; and six nieces and nephews.. ...
Earnest "Red" Duane Davis - Manila (09/22/04)
Earnest "Red" Duane Davis, 44, of Manila, formerly of Harrisburg, died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2004, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville. Born at Rock Island, Ill., he was the son of the late D.W. Davis and had been a Manila area resident since 1996. He was a farmer and of the Pentecostal faith and had served in the Arkansas Army National Guard...
Ada Bell Webb - Double Springs, Ala. (09/22/04)
Ada Bell Webb, 106, of Double Springs, Ala., died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2004, at Hendrix Health Care. The funeral was held Wednesday at Nicholas Funeral Home Chapel in Double Springs with burial in Mount Ebron Cemetery. Survivors include three daughters, Willie Smith of Lake City, Mary Kathern Long of Cherokee, Ala., and Maxine Bross of Longview, Miss.; a son, Fred Webb, of Double Springs; a brother, Arvil Tyra of Texas; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren...
Roy Douglas Hurt - Leachville (09/22/04)
Roy Douglas Hurt, 61, of Leachville, died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004, at the Manila Nursing Center. Born at Wilson, he was a former Keiser and Manila area resident and had lived in Leachville for the past nine years. He was a retired farmer and was of the Pentecostal faith...