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Stories from Thursday, December 23, 2004

House fire claims life of mother and three children (12/23/04)
An early morning house fire at 4361 West State Highway 18 near Manila, claimed the life of a mother and her three children. According to reports, the fire was reported at approximately 2:20 a.m. Thursday by a neighbor who saw smoke coming from the house...
Manila School Board (12/23/04)
Members of the Manila School Board worked through a short agenda Thursday evening with all members present except Steve Metheny. Board members approved the minutes and financial report before discussing upgrades on the school gymnasium heating system and adding air conditioning...
The gift of life (12/23/04)
Joseph Eidson, 13, has received a priceless present -- the gift of life. Joseph underwent a kidney transplant on Dec. 7 at LaBonhuer Hospital in Memphis. The donor was his aunt, Laquietta Eidson, formerly of Lake City. Joseph is the son of Joe and Jodie Eidson of Mt. Ida (near Hot Springs), and the grandson of Linda Eidson of Lake City, Debra and Curtis Adams of Mt. Ida and Dale and Judy Stewart of Paragould. He has a brother, Dylan, who is nine years old...
Lady Mustangs remain undefeated in Conference (12/23/04)
Buffalo Island Central's Lady Mustangs remained undefeated in 3AA North Conference play by hanging on for a 78-69 victory at Piggott Monday night. BIC, 5-0 in league play, had three players score 20 or more points to hold off a tough Lady Mohawk squad. Freshman Jessica Shepard led BIC with 24 points, while Stephanie Baldridge and Kasey Garrett netted 22 points apiece...
Riverside rolls to two Conference wins (12/23/04)
Riverside finally got their defense into gear this past week and the result was two key conference victories. The Rebels traveled to Piggott Tuesday night and came away with a 66-48 win before rolling over Rector 64-44 Friday night at Lake City. "Our defense is getting better," Riverside Coach Buster Campbell said. "We are not allowing as many easy baskets as we were earlier in the year," stated Campbell, whose team improved to 9-5 overall and 2-3 in 3AA North Conference action...
BIC's Double B's Too Much for Manila (12/23/04)
The double "B" combination of Brandon Ballard and Brooks Taylor were too much for the Manila Lions as BIC defeated Manila 78-35. Ballard and Taylor scored 24 points each to lead the Mustangs in their victory. Taylor opened the game up with a jumper before Manila's Jordan Wise answered with a trey followed by a bucket by Matt Noble for a 5-2 Lion lead. ...
Lady Rebels open tourney with victory (12/23/04)
The Riverside Lady Rebels evened their season record at 8-8, picking up two big wins this past week. The Rebels opened the week with a 60-43 3AA North Conference victory at Walnut Ridge on Monday night and then gained a measure of revenge by knocking off East Poinsett County 56-55 in a non-conference thriller Thursday night at Caraway...
Annie Louise Duncan - Monette (12/23/04)
Annie Louise Duncan, 74, of Monette, died Dec. 17, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical center in Jonesboro. She was a homemaker, of the Baptist faith, and born in Tupelo, Miss., on April 7, 1930. She had lived in the Monette and Black Oak area a lifetime...
James Wayne Stallings - Williford (12/23/04)
James Wayne Stallings, 57, of Williford, formerly of Manila, died Friday, Dec. 17, 2004, at his residence. Born at Manila, he was a longtime resident of Rockford, Ill. He was a retired machine operator for the Gunite Corp. and had lived in Williford for three years. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War...
Tena Lyvonne Rinehart - Manila (12/23/04)
Tena Lyvonne Rinehart, 39, of Manila died Dec. 16, 2004, in a fire at her residence. She was born July 5, 1965 in Manila. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She is survived by her husband, William Reinhart of Manila; a daughter, Amanda Hood of Gosnell; and her mother, Lyvonne Butler of Manila; a sister, Penny Pasley of Manila; two brothers, John Eldon Tomblin of Manila and Vestal Tomblin of Manila; one grandchild, Ashley Hood of Gosnell...
John Christopher Lendennie - Blytheville (12/23/04)
John Christopher Lendennie, 29, of Blytheville, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2004, at his home. He was an employee of Pizza Inna and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include a daughter, Arasellei Lendennie of Blytheville; his parents, David Lendennie of Blytheville and Laurel Morgan of Richmond, Va.; two sisters, Hayley Barton and Rachel Barton, both of Richmond; his grandmothers, Bonnie Lendennie of Blytheville and Jean Holland of Bull Shoals; and a grandfather, Cartie Davis of Mountain Home...
John Everette "Huck" Huckabee - Little Elm, Texas (12/23/04)
John Everette "Huck" Huckabee, 94, of Little Elm, Texas, died Dec. 15, 2004, at R.H.D. Memorial Hospital. He was retired from the city of Kalamazoo, Mich., of the Church of Christ belief, lived in Little Elm, Texas, four years, formerly of Arbyrd, Mo. He was born in Poughkeepsie on May 29, 1910...
Bruce Dewayne Harris - Lake City (12/23/04)
Bruce Dewayne Harris, 66, of Lake City died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004, at his residence. Born in Lake City, he was a general laborer and of the Baptist belief. Survivors include two sons, Michael Harris of Fort Gibson, Okla., and Anthony Harris of Louisiana; three daughters, Rosa Harris Jennings of Jonesboro, Lisa Welch of Trumann and Annette Moore of Houston, Texas; his mother Lorene Harris of Jonesboro; two brothers, Bill Harris and George Harris, both of Wichita, Kansas; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.. ...
Charles Hampton - Edgemont (12/23/04)
Charles Franklin Hampton Sr., 71, of Edgemont died Monday, Dec. 13, 2004, in Little Rock. Born in Leachville, he had worked as a bus driver, retiring from the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority. Survivors include his wife, Susan Perdue Hampton of Edgemont; five sons, John Hampton of Paragould, Charles Hampton Jr. ...
Imogene Timms Brown - Lake City (12/23/04)
Imogene Timms Brown, 77, of Lake City died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Fairview, Okla., and formerly of California, she had lived in Lake City for the past 15 years. She had worked as a hospital housekeeping supervisor and was of the Baptist faith...
George Washington Wiyott - Caraway (12/23/04)
George Washington Wiyott, 82, of Caraway died Monday, Dec. 13, 2004, at his residence. Born in Grubbs, he was a retired Air Force veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars. He is survived by one granddaughter, Kristie Wiyott of Lobelville, Tenn. A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Lake Side Cemetery in des Arc, with Roy Kelems officiating. Burial was under the direction of Murphy Funeral Home of Lepanto...
Edna L. Wilson - Leachville (12/23/04)
Edna L. Wilson, 60 of Leachville, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical center in Jonesboro. Born at Lake City, she was the daughter of the late Lon and Maude Bennett Adams and was a lifelong area resident. She is survived by a son, Tommy Wilson of Little Rock; two brothers, Rupert Albert Adams of Coalinga, Calif., and Louie Eugene Adams of Center Ridge; a sister, Minnie Opal Perry of Crosby, Texas...
Dearl Max Williams Sr. - Jonesboro (12/23/04)
Dearl Max Williams Sr., 69, of Jonesboro died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2004, at his residence. Born at Searcy, he lived in Jonesboro for 41 years and was formerly of Black Oak. He was president and co-owner of Continental Directory Co., Inc. in Jonesboro and worked in telephone sales for 42 years. He was an Army veteran and member of Central Baptist Church...
Wanda Sue White - Imboden (12/23/04)
Wanda Sue White, 91, of Imboden, formerly of Manila, died Monday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Walnut Ridge. Born at Leachville she was the daughter of the late S.J. and Mary Ann Martin Matthews and had lived most of her life in the Manila and Leachville area. She was a graduate of Leachville High school, attended Arkansas State University and was a retired school teacher. Mrs. White was a longtime member of the Manila First United Methodist Church...
Wanda Lee Waggoner - Paragould (12/23/04)
Wanda Lee Waggoner, 77, of Paragould died Monday, Dec. 13, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical center in Jonesboro. Born in Cardwell, she was a retired nurse and a member of Hornersville Baptist Church. Survivors include three sons, Tim Waggoner of Hornersville, Kent Waggoner of Chesterfield, Mo., and Rod Waggoner of Franklin, Tenn.; a daughter, Donna L. ...
Louise E. Vandivor - Manila (12/23/04)
Louise E. Vandivor, 81, of Manila died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Leachville, she was a homemaker and had worked as an aide for Dr. E.A. Shaneyfelt in Manila. She was a member of Souls Harbor Trinity Church...
William Rufus Bishop Jr. - Hardy (12/23/04)
William Rufus Bishop Jr., 44, of Hardy, died Dec. 17, 2004, in Mammoth Spring. He was born July 19, 1960, in Osceola and was a factory worker. He was of the Baptist faith. He is survived by his mother, Ruby Bishop of Dell; two daughters, Misty Bishop of Dallas, Texas, and Brittany Bishop of Slidell, La.; two sisters, Barbara Ivey and Judy Baldeck, both of Memphis, Tenn.; a brother, Bobby Bishop of Pensacola, Fla.; a grandson, Damion Bishop of Dallas, Texas; and a special friend, Dottie Davis, of Mammoth.. ...