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Stories from Thursday, January 27, 2005

Bernard Berry presented with past master's apron (01/27/05)
Bernard Berry was presented his past masters apron at a special Masonic Lodge meeting, in Caraway, on January 18. Jeff Rea presented Berry with the apron in recognition of his service during 2005 as Caraway Masonic Lodge #733 Worshipful Master. Berry has also served as the lodge secretary for 24 years and continues in that capacity...
Two car collision claims life of three (01/27/05)
A two car accident claimed the life of a Monette couple and their grandson Wednesday afternoon. The accident occurred approximately one mile east of Monette on Highway 18 at 3:30 p.m. According to reports, Virginia Thomas, 33, of Blytheville was traveling eastbound on Highway 18 when the vehicle she was driving crossed the center line and struck another vehicle head on. ...
Mustangs stampede Jackets (01/27/05)
Earlier in the year, the Buffalo Island Central Mustangs barely escaped defeat on the road at Bay as the Yellowjackets played one of their best games of the season. The Mustangs were not about to let the Jackets get close this time around, as the high scoring duo of Brooks Taylor and Brandon Ballard combined for 58 points, 29 apiece, in a 77-51 thumping of Bay at Monette...
Lady rebels top bobcats (01/27/05)
Riverside placed nine players in the scoring column as the Lady Rebels pounced the Walnut Ridge Lady Bobcats 62-38 in 3AA North Conference action Thursday night at Lake City. Riverside led 13-9 after the first quarter before opening an 30-18 halftime lead. The Lady Rebels outscored Walnut Ridge 18-8 in the third period to take a 48-26 lead into the final frame on their way to their second win of the year over the Lady Bobcats...
Zac attack too much for Jackets (01/27/05)
Very few teams over the years have been able to come into "The Pit" at Lake City and come away with a victory. But when the Bay Yellowjackets took a 38-37 lead into the forth quarter it looked as though this might be one of those rare occasions. Unfortunately for the Jackets, they ran into a fourth quarter "Zac Attack" as Rebel seniors Zac Reynolds and Zach Ridge combined for 22 points, leading Riverside to a crucial 65-60 3AA North Conference victory, propelling the Rebels into sole possession of second place in the league race.. ...
Junior Lady Lions Remain Undefeated in 3AAA South Conference (01/27/05)
Manila has a lot of bragging rights in town as the Junior Lady Lions are having a great season and are sitting in the driver's seat for first place at 9-0 and gives the junior Lions a 15-7 overall record. Manila picked up their ninth win with a 46-17 win over Marianna on Thursday. The junior Lady Lions jumped out to a 16-3 first quarter and cruised to a 31-7 halftime advantage. The junior Lady Lions outscored Marianna 15-3 in the...
Manila Holds on to Second Place in 3AAA South (01/27/05)
The Lions did one better on Friday and defeated Osceola 77-73; one point more than they defeated them at Osceola. The win lets Manila hold on to sole possession of second place in conference play at 6-2 and improves their overall record to 20-5. Osceola led the Lions 22-20 after one but Manila roared back in the second to take a 37-35 halftime advantage. ...
Lady Mustangs gain revenge with 66-53 win over Maynard (01/27/05)
The Buffalo Island Central Lady Mustangs avenged their only conference loss of the year Thursday night with a 66-53 victory over Maynard at the Mustang Athletic Complex. The Tigers had defeated BIC earlier in the year at Maynard, but it was a different story this time, as freshman sensation Jessica Shepard poured in a season high 31 points and the Lady Mustangs held on to first place in the 3AA North Conference by a half game over Bay...
Conward Lee Thacker - Marmaduke (01/27/05)
Conward Lee Thacker, 63, of Marmaduke died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical center in Jonesboro. Born at Smitheville, he was retired from Emerson Electric and was a member of Lone Oak Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Cara McCracken Thacker of the home; two sons, Travis Thacker and Donny Thacker, both of Marmaduke; a daughter, Tammy Rouse of Marmaduke; two brothers, Richard Thacker of Leachville and Harold Thacker of Boydsville; seven sisters, Loveda Drury, Florieda Thacker and Shirley Drury, all of Marmaduke, Joyce Malone of Rector, Linda Swenson and Lorieda Carter, both of Florida, and Deloris Brooks of Smithville; and three grandchildren, Kenneth Riley, Justin Thacker and Kaylee Thacker.. ...
Cicero Adams Jr. - Cabot (01/27/05)
Cicero Adams Jr., 72, of Cabot, formerly of Caraway, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2005, at Cabot. Born at Hardy, he was a retired radiology technician with the Veterans Affairs Hospital at Fort Roots, North Little Rock. Survivors include a son, Mark Alan Adams of Cabot; a brother, Claudis Adams of Jonesboro; a sister, Katherine Hatchell of Caraway; and a granddaughter, Katie Stone of Cabot...
Billy Leon Young - Jonesboro (01/27/05)
Billy Leon Young, 75, of Jonesboro, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2005. He was a lifelong resident of Jonesboro and retired from Crane Co. and the Craighead County Courthouse. He was a member of the Lake City Church of God. He is survived by his wife, Jesse Crosby of Monette, and a sister, Wanda Lee Heaps of Jonesboro...
Shirley Ellis Faulk - Paragould (01/27/05)
Shirley Ellis Faulk, 90, of Paragould died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2005, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. Born at Craighead County, he was a retired dragline operator and member of Walnut Grove Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Ruby Brummett Faulk of the home; three sons, Gaylon Faulk of St. ...
James Ernest Hammett - Jonesboro (01/27/05)
James Ernest Hammett, 52, of Jonesboro, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2005, near Schugtown. Born at Marked Tree, he spent most of his life in Jonesboro. He was a truck driver, an Army veteran and of the Baptist belief. Survivors include his wife, Brenda Hammett of the home; two daughters, Elizabeth Hammett of the home and Jamie Hammett of Jonesboro; his mother, Virginia Veal of Kokomo, Ind.; five sisters, Thurline Rebelle of Bells, Tenn., Gwen Wilson of Dayton, Ohio, Wanda Patton of Bay, Loudin Moon of Lake City and Shirley Hostetler of Kikomo; three brothers, Roger Hammett of Dallas, Dennis Hammett of Newport and Mike Hammett of Brighton, Tenn.; and two grandchildren.. ...
Amy Huskey - Steele (01/27/05)
Amy Huskey, 90, of Steele died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005, at River Oaks Care Center in Steele. Born Aug. 15, 1914, in Omaha, Neb., she had lived in Rivervale before moving to Steele three years ago. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. Survivors include four sons, R.V. ...
West infant - Lake City (01/27/05)
McKenzie Blessing West, infant daughter of Shane and Harmony Blessing West of Lake City, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. In addition to her parents, she is survived by a brother, Eathan Matthew West of the home; grandparents, Larry and Kathy Ward of Lake City, Randy and Susan West of Bella Vista and Craig and Marilyn Faulkner of Caraway; great-grandparents, Royce and Amilee Ward of Conway, Thurman and Erma Dean Hartwick of Letona, Evelyn West of Mantachie, Miss., Claude Myers of Wynne, Vernon and Jackie Faulkner of Caraway and Jane Sharrod of Little Rock; and great-great-grandmother, Beatrice Pike of Conway.. ...
Helen Faye Tyer - West Ridge (01/27/05)
Helen Faye Tyer, 84, of West Ridge, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Collierville, Tenn. She was a homemaker and a member of the Lepanto United Methodist Church. Survivors include a son, Jerry Evans, of West Ridge; two stepsons, Bill Tyer of Blytheville and David Burks Tyer of Wynne; two grandchildren, Kathy Evans Lewis of Greenville, N.C., and Jerry L. Evans II of West Ridge; and five great-grandchildren...
Billy Verdone Payne - Leachville (01/27/05)
Billy Verdone Payne, 65, of Leachville died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2005, at his home. Born at Paragould he was the son of the late Tom and Myrtle Lambert Payne. He had been a longtime Paragould resident before making his home in Leachville seven years ago. He was a retired meat cutter and had also worked as an auto body repairman...
Melvin J. "Pete" Towell; Elvia Carlene "Tootsie" Towell; Mathew Thomas Towell - Monette (01/27/05)
Joint funeral services for Mr. and Mrs. Melvin J. "Pete" Towell and their grandson, Mathew Thomas Towell, all of Monette, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Leachville First Baptist Church. Rev. Roger Haney officiated and burial was in Macey Cemetery under the direction of Howard Funeral service of Leachville. The three died from injuries from an automobile accident near Monette on Wednesday, Jan. 19...