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Stories from Friday, May 13, 2005

Leachville Council fills vacancies (05/13/05)
The Leachville City Council accepted the resignation of a councilman and made four appointments to fill vacancies for council, fire chief, and the Public Housing Authority Board at the council meeting May 2. The council approved the resignation of councilman Sheila Spurlock, who has moved out of Ward 1 and will be residing in Ward 2...
Manila School Board rejects bids (05/13/05)
Manila School Board members reviewed bids for air conditioning the gymnasium at a special called meeting Monday, May 2. George Krennerich, AIA Architect with Brackett Kennerich Cooper, of Fayetteville, was present to open the sealed bids. Douglas Electric and RGB Sheet Metal submitted the two bids considered by the board...
MHS Quiz Bowl takes Regional Title (05/13/05)
The Manila High School Quiz Bowl team earned the Regional Title and had their captain, Nick Robbins, named MVP of the tournament. Nick answered 55 questions to receive the MVP title and a spot on the All-State team. The 3A Regional Tournament was held on March 3 in Jonesboro at the Southwest Church of Christ. Nick has been a part of the Quiz Bowl teams in elementary, junior high and senior high...
A mother's love times 24 (05/13/05)
Mothers across the country were honored on Sunday in recognition of Mother's Day 2005. Cordie Dow of Leachville considers herself very blessed as a mother for having had the privilege of raising 24 children. Mrs. Dow grew up near Evening Star in a large family with eight brothers and sisters. She is the daughter of the late Lillie and Dave Miller...
Mustangs Stampede Foreman in Class AA-State Tournament (05/13/05)
Brandon Ballard fired a one hit shutout, and Jordan Phillips went 3-3 at the plate, including a solo home run, as Buffalo Island Central advanced to the second round of the AA-State Baseball Tournament with a 5-0 victory over Foreman Saturday afternoon at Norphelt...
Mustangs claim Region 4 title in extra innings (05/13/05)
Buffalo Island Central already owns the 2004-2005 Class AA Basketball Championship. Now the Mustangs get a chance to do something very few teams have ever done in the state of Arkansas and that is to claim two state titles in two different sports in the same school year...
Albert James - Blytheville (05/13/05)
Max Albert James, 69, of Blytheville died Saturday, April 23, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Sept. 7, 1936, in Marble Hill, Mo., to Johnny and Isabell Lincoln James, he was a retired truck driver for Bush Brothers after more than 30 years of service...
Jessie Ray Bennett - Caraway (05/13/05)
Jessie Ray Bennett, 61, of Caraway, died May 6, 2005, at his residence. He was a retired farmer. He was born in Trumann and had lived in Caraway the last 20 years. He is survived by his wife, Edna Bennett of the home: two sisters, Jeanette Burilson of Brookland and a twin sister, Bessie Cook, of Tulot; a son, Jimmy Rogers of Caraway; a daughter Teona Bowman of Caraway; four grandchildren, Jamie Lick, Michelle Pendergrass, Lauren and Lindsey Bennett, all of Caraway; one great-granddaughter, Ally Pendergrass.. ...
David O. Walker - Reyno (05/13/05)
David O. Walker, 75, of Reyno, died April 21, 2005, at Randolph County Medical Center in Pocahontas. He was born Jan. 29, 1930, at Keiser. He was a retired ranch and farm laborer. He was a U.S. veteran of the military services. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Reyno, and the Masonic Lodge, 32 Mason, of Pocahontas...
Philene Jean Virgin - Lake City (05/13/05)
Philene Jan Virgin, 45, of Lake City, died Tuesday, April 19, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center of Jonesboro. A native of Kansas City, Mo., she had lived in Lake City for a year, was a trade artist and attended Refuge Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, David Virgin, of the home; two sons, Kendel Jeter of Alexandria, La., and Halen Virgin of Lake City; her father Philip Sperbeck of Alexandria; her mother, Georene Capps of Camdenton, Mo.; and five sisters, Wendy Duck of Mission, Kan., Christy Kenyon of Camdenton, Kathy Kline and Britteny Sperbeck, both of Alexandria, and Sharon Caps of Kansas City, Mo.. ...
Faye Louise Thomas - Lake City (05/13/05)
Faye Louise Thomas, 65, of Lake City, died Wednesday, April 20, 2005, at her residence. Born in the Hammel community, she had lived in Lake City for most of her life. She was retired from the Riverside School District and was a member of Bethabara Baptist Church...
Hershel Franklin Patton - Morrison, Ill. (05/13/05)
Hershel Franklin Patton, 57, of Morrison, Ill., formerly of Leachville, died Sunday, April 24, 2005, at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria, Ill. Born at Leachville, he had been a resident of Morrison for the past 30 years. He was a graduate of Leachville High School and was a member of New Providence Baptist Church. ...
Gene Autry Palmer - Manila (05/13/05)
Gene Autry Palmer, 62, of Manila died Friday, April 22, 2005, at Monette Manor Nursing Center. A lifelong Manila resident, he was a retired farmer, a commercial fisherman and a member of Backwater Church of God near Manila. Survivors include six adoptive sons, Gerald Petty of Jonesboro and Arlan Petty, Gary Petty, Johnny Petty, Donny Petty and Ricky Petty, all of Manila; four adoptive daughters, Annie Paddock of Oklahoma, Judy Petty of Gosnell and Ruby Heiser and Anette Ward, both of Searcy; two brothers, Ray Palmer of Manila and Larry Palmer of Powhatan; three sisters, Velma Formica of Biloxi, Miss., Shirley Isebell of Manila and Katheryn Elmore of Vicksburg, Miss.; and several grandchildren.. ...
Lyman A. "L.A." Brooks - Van Buren (05/13/05)
Lyman A. "L.A." Brooks, 80, of Van Buren, formerly of Leachville died Friday, April 22, 2005, at his residence. Born at Portageville, Mo., he was the son of the late Walter J. and Mary Ramsey Brooks and had been a longtime Leachville area resident before making his home in van Buren. ...
Pansy J. Haney - St. Petersburg, Fla. (05/13/05)
Pansy J. Haney, 91, of Petersburg, Fla., formerly of Leachville, died Tuesday at Oak Manor Nursing Home in Largo, Fla. She was the widow of Williams G. Haney and was a retired fruit canning inspector. Born at Monette, she was the daughter of the late John and Ivie Mumford Hopper...
Lee Goodwin - Jonesboro (05/13/05)
Lee "L.A." Goodwin, 63, of Jonesboro died Sunday, April 17, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Cape Girardeau, he grew up in Jackson, Mo., before moving to St. Louis in the late 1950s, having worked for E.M. Siegel Candy & Tobacco, Budd Cigar Co. ...
George (G.J.) Wilson - Jonesboro (05/13/05)
George (G.J.) Wilson, 75, of Jonesboro died Thursday, May 5, 2005, at Northeast Arkansas Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Dixie, he had lived at Jonesboro for 13 years, formerly of Hanover Park, Ill. He was retired from St. Charles Manufacturing...
Montie D. Gunter - Kennett (05/13/05)
Montie D. Gunter, 92, of Kennett, the widow of W.R. "Jack" Gunter, died Monday, April 2, 2005, at her home. Born at Hornersville, she was the daughter of the late Marion and Myrtle Brannum Gowen. She was a former Leachville area resident and had lived in Kennett since 1986 where she was a member of the First Baptist Church...
Nellie Juanita Riggs - Manila (05/13/05)
Nellie Juanita Riggs, 84, of Manila, died Sunday, May 1, 2005, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Harrisburg, she was the daughter of the late E.W. and Lina Huskey, and the widow of Dilmas Mosbey. She had been a Manila resident for most of her life. She was a retired seamstress and attended the First Baptist Church in Manila...
Raymond Morgan - Elaine (05/13/05)
Graveside services for Raymond Morgan, 77, of Elaine were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 23, 2005, at Sunset Memorial Park at Walnut Corner. Dr. Mary Olson officiated. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home was in charge. Morgan was born Nov. 26, 1927 at Lepanto, died April 21, 2005, at Northwest Regional Medical Center in Clarksdale, Miss. He was a farmer and member of the Elaine Methodist Church...
Easter Mae James - Caraway (05/13/05)
Easter Mae James, 89, of Caraway, died Monday, May 2, 2005, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center. Born in Cardwell, she was a retired cafeteria employee for Riverside School District at Caraway and member of First Assembly of God at Black Oak and the Caraway Senior Citizen's Club...
Joann Morgan - Brookland (05/13/05)
Joann Morgan, 60, of Brookland died Wednesday, May 4, 2005, at Jonesboro Health Care. Born at Batesville, she worked for Quality Cabinets and attended Brookland Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Morgan, of the home; a son, Kevin Baxter, of Jonesboro; two daughters, Kim Boyd of Trumann and Marcia Morgan of bono; her stepmother, Ethel Curtis of Monette; a brother, Walter West of Bono; three sisters, Geraldine Norris of Jackson, Miss., Brenda Walker of Virginia Beach, Va., and Carolyn Smith of San Diego; two step-brothers, Raymond Neal of Jonesboro and Gary Neal of Sikeston, Mo.; two stepsisters, Charlene Burgess and Janie Neal, both of Jonesboro; six grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and one great-grandson.. ...
Larry Don Shasteen - Caraway (05/13/05)
Larry Don Shasteen, 58, of Caraway died Thursday, May 5, 2005, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Living most of his life in Caraway, he was a supervisor for Basler Electric at Caraway and an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion and was of the Assembly of God belief...