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Stories from Thursday, September 30, 2004

Manila City Council votes on jail fees (09/30/04)
Manila Council members voted to accept an agreement with Mississippi County to pay jail fees for housing of municipal prisoners at the Monday, Sept. 20, meeting. Manila Mayor Clifford Veach informed the council that if Manila accepts the same agreement as the city of Blytheville, Manila would owe an estimated $2,895. ...
Orwell Moore's Red Heads back in the spotlight (09/30/04)
The name Orwell Moore is automatically associated with the All American Red Heads, pioneers in women's professional basketball. Once again, Moore and the Red Heads are in the spotlight as John Molina, historian/preservationist of women's basketball, brought a production team to Caraway to film the true story of the American Red Heads...
Williams places at District IV Queen Pageant (09/30/04)
Minnie Lou Williams won second runner-up at the District IV Queen Pageant held in Walnut Ridge on Thursday. Williams recently was crowned queen at the Manila Nursing Center pageant and represented MNC in the district pageant. She was one of 21 contestants from facilities across the district...
Manila homemaker enjoying motherhood (09/30/04)
Jennifer Jackson of Manila, former schoolteacher, is very content right now to be a stay-at-home mom. Jackson taught first grade at Manila for five years and loved it. "I loved teaching and I loved the children," she said. "Before Conner was born, (her one a half year old son) I was sure that I would go back to work. ...
Mr. and Mrs. Ward celebrate 74th anniversary (09/30/04)
Mr. and Mrs. Ode Ward of Caraway celebrated their 74th wedding anniversary on Sunday with family and friends at their home. Once they got over being surprised, they greeted everyone with their usual friendly smiles making every one feel right at home...
Buffalo Island Relay for Life raises $29,517 (09/30/04)
"Aloha to Cancer" was the theme for the third annual American Cancer 2004 Buffalo Island Relay for Life. Thanks to several months of fundraising and the all night event on Friday, the area group raised $29,516.94. Throughout the campaign individual teams sponsored events including golf tournaments, softball tournaments, bake sales, motorcycle rides, raffles, road blocks, singings, barbecues, shows, and many other events. ...
Nan Snider book to profile Painted House (09/30/04)
Nan Snider of Monette has just completed another regional book, titled "Lepanto Goes Hollywood," with the making of the Painted House movie. She will have her first book signing at the Painted House homestead from 8 a.m. to noon during the Lepanto Terrapin Derby, slated for this Saturday, Oct. 2...
Local fast pitch players shine in fall softball tournament (09/30/04)
On Sept. 18 competitive fast pitch softball teams based out of Jonesboro and Paragould competed in a 14 and under NEA Moving Up Tournament in Trumann. Fat City, a true 12 and under team, played up for the weekend finished as runners-up against the older competition. ...
Riverside teams battle Trumann (09/30/04)
The Riverside boys and girls tennis teams hosted Trumann Tuesday afternoon at Lake City with the boys battling to a 4-4 tie while the Lady Rebels also split their match 2-2. Riverside's Tyler Timms won at number one singles over Trumann's Blake Wright, 6-1. ...
Carolyn Walling - Lepanto (09/30/04)
Carolyn Walling, 62, of Lepanto died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was a member of Red Oak Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Earnie Walling of Lepanto; a daughter, Sandra McCammon of Caraway; three sisters, Christine Turner of Water Valley, Miss., and Wilma Robertson and Janet Buck, both of Lepanto; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren...
Gladys Barber - Monette (09/30/04)
Gladys Barber, 88, of Monette, formerly of Dyess, died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Mount Ida, she was a homemaker and a member of the Dyess Assembly of God Church. Survivors include five sons, Robert Barber of Leachville, Loyd Barber and Terry Barber, both of Gosnell, Don Barber of Lepanto and Leo Barber of Turrell; four daughters, Norma Thurman of Memphis, Sharon Wilkey of Salem, Carolyn Wells of Texarkana, Texas, and Connie Nicholas of Keiser; 27 grandchildren; 64 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.. ...
Dorothy Orene Morris - Leachville (09/30/04)
Dorothy Orene Morris, 84, of Leachville died Monday, Sept. 13, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She lived in california before moving back to Leachville 25 years ago. She was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal belief. Survivors include two sons, Thomas Allen Morris of Kentucky and Jerry Morris of St. ...
Ricky Kevin McMurry - Lake City (09/30/04)
Ricky Kevin McMurry, 42, a lifelong resident of Lake City, died Friday, Sept. 17, 2004, near Lake City. Born in Jonesboro, he had worked as a machinist. Survivors include his wife, Sephanie McMurry of Lake City; a son, Travis McMurry of Lake City; two daughters, Shenna Thompson of Jonesboro and Cheyenne McMurry of Lake City; his parents, Trumann and Billie McMurry of Lake City; a sister, Ann Davis of Lake City; and a grandson, Aidan Thompson of Jonesboro...
Bobby H. Looney - Leachville (09/30/04)
Bobby H. Looney, 73, of Leachville died Sunday, Sept. 12, 2004, at his home. Born in Leachville, he was a retired farmer and merchant and a member of First Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. He was also a veteran of the Korean War and a volunteer for the Leachville Fire Department for 26 years. ...
Lucy Lewis - Blytheville (09/30/04)
Lucy Lewis, 90, of Blytheville and West Memphis died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2004, at Cordova, Tenn., Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Born at Lake City, she lived in Blytheville most of her life and was a homemaker. She was a member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church and a former member of Little River Baptist Church...
Delia Garner - Lepanto (09/30/04)
Delia Garner, 81, of Lepanto died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Sulphur Rock, she was a longtime member of Lepanto Church of Christ. Survivors include two sons, Dennis Garner of Caraway and Jeff Garner of West Ridge; five daughters, Johnnie Adams of Collierville, Tenn., Allamae Ezell of Jonesboro, Wanda Kemp of Blytheville, Cynthia Wilbanks of Tulsa, Okla., and Charlotte Garner of Etowah; a brother, Dale Harvison of Trumann; five sisters, Willene Garner of Lepanto, Vera Lewis of Redfield, Kathryn Smart of Harrisburg, Leona Russell of Duck Hill, Miss., and Lillian Phillips of Jonesboro; 17 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.. ...
Juanita McFarland Cornish - Edinburg, Texas (09/30/04)
Juanita McFarland Cornish, 84, of Edinburg, Texas, died Sunday, Sept. 12, 2004, at Edinburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was a homemaker, a member of Monette First United Methodist Church, a member of Monette Garden Club, and had lived in Edinburg four years, formerly of Monette...
J.E. Castleman Jr. - Memphis, Mich. (09/30/04)
J.E. Castleman Jr., 77, of Memphis, Mich., died Sept. 16, 2004, at Port Huron Mercy Hospital in Port Huron, Mich. Born July 26, 1927, in Manila, he had lived the past 50 years in Memphis, Mich., where he worked at Grace Engineering until he retired...
Rose Imogene "Jeanne" Carlson - Leachville (09/30/04)
Rose Imogene "Jeanne" Carlson, 79, of Leachville died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Caraway, she was the daughter of the late Thomas L. and Lillie Marshall Conner. She was the widow of Glen Carlson and had lived most of her life in Rockford, Ill., before returning to Leachville following retirement. She was a retired school teacher and a member of the Church of Christ...
Hermon Aven Smith - Lepanto (09/30/04)
Hermon Aven Smith, 64, of Lepanto died Monday, Sept. 20, 2004, at his residence. Born at Dyess, he was a lifelong resident of Mississippi and Poinsett Counties, a farmer and a member of Etowah Pentecostal Church of God. Survivors include his wife, Olene Smith of Lepanto; five daughters, Sandra Stevens of Sardis, Miss., Phyllis Isbell of Etowah and Diane Brown, Vickie Tittle and Peggy Darty, all of Osceola; a brother, Aaron "Pat" Smith of Etowah; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren...
Martha Harris Tillie - Leachville (09/30/04)
Martha Harris Tillie, 53, of Leachville, died Monday, Sept. 13, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Manila, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Margie Smith Carmichael and had been a Leachville resident for the past 10 years. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith...
Krista Shawn Denton - Lake City (09/30/04)
Krista Shawn Denton, 31, of Lake City died Monday, Sept. 20, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in East Chicago, Ind., she lived in the Jonesboro-Lake City area most of her life. She was a homemaker and a Girl Scout troop leader in Lake City. She was a youth bowling coach and was a member of the Women's International Bowling Congress...
Betty Jane Shepard Woods - Aubundale, Fla. (09/30/04)
Betty Jane Shepard Woods, 58, of Aubundale, Fla., died Thursday, Sept. 16, 2004, at Lakeland Regional Medical center in Lakeland, Fla. She is survived by two daughters, Denese Smith of Lakeland, Fla., and June Marie Wood of Bradenton, Fla.; two sons, Brian K. Smith of Lakeland, Fla., and Kevin Smith of Highland City, Fla.; a sister, Marie Sullivan of Leachville; two brothers, Junior Shepard of Cave City, and Eddie Bolar of Leachville...
Mary Helen Holiman - Lepanto (09/30/04)
Mary Helen Person Holiman, 77, of Lepanto died Thursday, Sept. 16, at the Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. Born in Memphis, she was a member of First Baptist Church, the Lepanto Art Chapter and the National Audubon Society. Survivors include two sons, Jake Holiman and Mark Holiman, both of Lepanto; a daughter, Charlotte Patterson of Lepanto; a sister, Doris Person Hamilton of Dallas; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren...