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Stories from Wednesday, August 17, 2005

MHS grades up (08/17/05)
Pam Castor, Manila School superintendent, and Pam Chipman, high school principal, are pleased with the 2004-05 end of course test results. "We are really excited," Chipman said. "We are proud of the hard work from our students and our teachers."...
Dog Sledders visit Manila (08/17/05)
Arkansas in the summer is a far cry from Alaskan summers which are short with temperatures sometimes rising to 70 degrees for one month out of the year. Allen Moore, Manila native, and his wife, Aliy Zirkle Moore, of Two Rivers, Alaska, were recently in Manila for his daughter's wedding...
Flanagan found guilty of murder (08/17/05)
Shortly after midnight Friday evening, a jury of seven women and five men found Judy Ann Flanagan, 43, of 16981 College Farm Road near Rivervale, guilty of capital murder for killing Dennis Coats, 51, of Caraway. District Circuit Court Judge Larry Boling sentenced Flanagan to life in prison without parole, for the murder which occurred June 12, 2004, south of Black Oak. ...
J.C. Wright - Benton (08/17/05)
J. C. Wright, 91, of Benton died Monday, August 8, 2005 at his home. He was born on January 5, 1914 in Manila to the late William and Spicy Bowman Wright. Mr. Wright was a U. S. Army veteran having served in Europe during WWII and was a delta farmer for 45 years. He was an avid member of the Benton Senior Adult Center...
Bessie Tracer - Rector (08/17/05)
Bessie Tracer, 98, of Rector, died Aug. 12, 2005, at Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould. She was a homemaker, a member of 5th and Pine Church of Christ in Rector, and had lived in Rector for 50 years. She was formerly of Cardwell. She is survived by two sons, Billy J. Tracer and Harold Tracer, both of Rector; eight grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren...
Carol Lee Roberson - Caraway (08/17/05)
Carol Lee Roberson, 58, of Caraway, died Thursday, Aug. 11, 2005, at NEA Hospital in Jonesboro. She was a lifelong resident of the Caraway area. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist belief. She is survived by her husband, Robert Roberson of the home; two sons, Bruce Roberson and David Roberson, both of Caraway; a daughter, Melodie Nelson of Caraway; a sister, Betty Nelson of Jonesboro; a brother, Charles Walker of Paragould; four grandchildren and a great-grandchild...
Sue Hatcher - Monette (08/17/05)
Sue Hatcher, 59, of Monette died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2005, at Monette Manor. She was a homemaker and a member of Monette First Baptist Church. She was a lifelong resident of Monette. She was the widow of Ronald Hatcher. She is survived by three sisters, Betty Cunningham of Norfork, Wilma Baker of Monette, and Lucille Franks of Tuckerman; a brother, J.C. ...
Edna Howell - Chicago, Ill (08/17/05)
Edna Howell, 59, of Chicago, Ill., died Aug. 6, 2005, at Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago, Ill. She was a financial secretary for Ravenswood Baptist Church for 17 years, and a member of Ravenswood Baptist Church. She was born in Caraway July 24, 1946...
Lucille Frazier - Manila (08/17/05)
Lucille Frazier, 75, of Manila, died Aug. 10, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born Nov. 15, 1929, in Caraway. She was a housewife and member of the Etowah Pentecostal Church of God. She is survived by her husband, Odell Frazier; a daughter, Cheryl Simpson of Etowah; two stepdaughters, Mary Bell of Keiser and Bonnie Farrar of Leachville; three sons, Loyd Brewer of Londsdale, Larry Brewer of Etowah, and George Brewer of Cedar Grove, Tenn.; two stepsons, James Frazier of Leachville and Nathan Frazier of Manila; five sisters, Connie Jones of Manila, Flossie Jewell of Half Moon, Catherine Collins of Calico Rock, Clara Robinson and Linda Robinson, both of Leachville; three brothers, Raymond Robinson, Buck Robinson and Sid Robinson, all of Manila; 14 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.. ...
William Richard Fry- Lake City (08/17/05)
William Richard Fry, 77, of Lake City, died Monday, Aug. 8, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was retied from Coca-Cola Bottling Company, a member of Lake City First Assembly of God Church and had lived in the Lake City and Black Oak area a lifetime...
Kathleen "Granny" Edmondson - Caraway (08/17/05)
Kathleen "Granny" Edmondson, 78, of Caraway, died Aug. 12, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was a homemaker, of the Baptist belief, and had lived in the Black Oak and Caraway area a lifetime. She is survived by a sister, Betty Johnston, of Stafford, Texas; a son, Freddie Pearson, of Mountain Home; two daughters, Charlotte Wood and Janie Minton, both of Caraway; a nephew, Billy Johnston; a niece Judy Odle; eight grandchildren, Barbara Weathers, Candice Rowell, Brandon Wood, Brian Minton, Peggy Pearson, Laura Quinn, Kim Kluge, Jamie Leonard; and 14 great-grandchildren.. ...
Jerry Morris Johnson - Mammoth Spring (08/17/05)
Jerry Morris Johnson, 63, of Mammoth Spring died Saturday, July 30, 2005, at his residence. He was born at Monette. Survivors include his wife, Rhonda Johnson of the home; two daughters, Sevia Miller of Thayer, Mo., and Amanda Johnson of Monette; three sons, Carl Elbert Johnson of Monette, Jerry Johnson Jr. of Paragould and Floyd W. Johnson of Salem; a sister, Wanda Bailey of Leachville; a brother, Freddy Greathouse of Leachville; and 10 grandchildren...