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Stories from Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Beverly Coats enters guilty plea (08/31/05)
Beverly Coats of Caraway entered a guilty plea Monday morning in Craighead County District Court in Lake City, charged with hindering apprehension or prosecution during the investigation of her murdered husband, Dennis Coats. Circuit Judge Larry Boling sentenced her to 15 year in prison, with a $7,500 fine...
Manila School Board settles lawsuit (08/31/05)
Town Crier News Staff Manila School Board members voted 4-3 to accept a settlement agreement in the lawsuit with former Superintendent Charolette Wagner at a special called meeting Thursday evening. Board members reviewed the final draft of the settlement. Following a brief discussion, the board voted 4-3 with Robert Veach, Steve Metheny and Donald Master voting against the settlement, and Jackie Hill, Scott Misner, Johnny McCain, and Tony Crowell voting yes...
Ambulance service awarded $70,000 grant (08/31/05)
The Monette City Council worked through a short agenda consisting of nominations, grants and city improvements at the regular council meeting Aug. 22 Notification was received announcing Mayor David Fletcher's appointment to serve on the Crowley's Ridge Development board of directors...
Jimmy Rayburn Puckett (08/31/05)
Caraway Jimmy Rayburn Puckett, 69, of Caraway, died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2005, at Regional Medical Center of NEA in Jonesboro. Born Saturday, Sept. 21, 1935, in Leachville, he was the son of Roy Puckett and Bonnie (Wright) Puckett. He was a lifelong area resident and a member of Rowes Chapel in Caraway. He had a masters in education degree and was a principal for 14 years at the Caraway Public School. Mr. Puckett also owned and operated Puckett's Grocery in Keiser and Caraway...
Effie Bell Potter (08/31/05)
Paragould Effie Bell Potter, 96, of Paragould, formerly of Leachville, died Friday, Aug. 26, 2005, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. She was the widow of Hillman Potter and had lived most of her life in Leachville. She was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal faith. Born at Reeves, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Sydney Brannum Harkey...
Gladys Penrod (08/31/05)
Lake City Gladys Penrod, 94, of Lake City died Monday, Aug. 22, 2005, at Skillcare Nursing Center. Born at Cotton Plant and formerly of Lake City, she was a homemaker. She attended Lake City Church of Christ. Survivors include a sister, Billie Winford, of Jonesboro...
Bobby E. McDowell (08/31/05)
Black Rock Bobby E. McDowell, 63, of Black Rock, died Thursday, Aug. 25, 2005, at Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock. He was a veteran of the Army National Guard and former truck driver for Marvin Kennedy Trucking. He attended New Life Gospel Church at Black Rock...
Martha Martin (08/31/05)
Lake City Martha Frances Martin, 91, of Lake City died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2005, at NEA Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Lake City, she lived in Detroit for 56 years before moving back to Lake City. She was a Baptist and a retired factory worker...
Winfred E. League (08/31/05)
Oklahoma Winfred E. League, 77, of Shawnee, Okla., died Aug. 21, 2005. The son of Frank and Molly League, he grew up in the Monette and Childress area. He is survived by his wife, Eula; four sons, Mark, Scott, Ricky and Terry; two sisters, Naomi League of Hardy and Bettye Whitehead of Colorado Springs, Colo...
Garry Lee Holden (08/31/05)
Lake City Garry Lee Holden, 63, of Lake City died Thursday, Aug. 25, 2005, at his home. He owned and operated Garry's Automotive Supplies for many years until retiring. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lake City. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Holden, of the home; sons and daughters-in-law, Todd and Michelle Holden of Lake City, Tony Holden of Lakeland, Fla., and Richard and Melenda Holden of Lake City; a daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Terry Wicker of Lakeland, Fla.; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Jerry and Blanche Holden of Lake City, Larry and Tommie Holden of Trumann, Dennis and Pam Holden of Monette; a sister and brother-in-law, Polly and Donald Owens of Caraway; his mother-in-law, Jean L. ...
Nina Marie Russell (08/31/05)
Blytheville Nina Marie Russell, 55, of Blytheville died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2005, at her home. She was a family support specialist for the Arkansas Department of Human Services, a member of American Legion Post No. 33 and a member of First Baptist Church of Blytheville...
**Sally Louise Rowe (08/31/05)
Dell Sally Louise Rowe, 74, of Dell died Monday, Aug. 22, 2005, at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Born at Watertown, N.Y., she was a homemaker and a member of Dell United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Harold Rowe of Dell; two sons, David Rowe of Pittsford, N.Y., and Terry Rowe of Walworth, N.Y.; three daughters, Carol Tilton of Lima, N.Y., Karen Hardin of Marion, N.Y., and Lynn Rowe of Blytheville; eight grandchildren, Steve McNair, Laurie Rowe-Richardson, Kathryn LeeAnn Gee, Jeff Cook, Tad Tilton, Kelly Rowe, Courtiney Lollar and Emily Lollar; two stepchildren, Erin Szostak and Eric McNeil; two great-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.. ...
Jimmy Donald Grimes (08/31/05)
Lake City Jimmy Donald Grimes, 61, of Lake City died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He worked for Lincoln Manufacturing Company for 31 years and was of the Baptist belief. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Short Grimes; his mother, Lavada Grimes of Lake City; two daughters, Tammy Fletcher and Shelley Turner, both of Lake City; two sisters, Annetta Ray of Mississippi and Pam Womack of Lake City; a brother, Ken Grimes of Lake City; and four grandchildren, Cody Fletcher, Kasey Fletcher, Dillon Turner and Evan Turner.. ...
David Anthony Roddy (08/31/05)
Jonesboro David Anthony Roddy, 37, of Jonesboro died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Jonesboro, he was a lifelong resident. He was a farm surveyor, worked in land leveling and was of the Baptist belief. Survivors include four daughters, Maegan Roddy and Madison Roddy, both of Jonesboro, and Gabbie Roddy and Morgan Davis of the home; his parents, Louise and Bill Roddy of Jonesboro; a brother, Joe Roddy of Jonesboro; his grandparents, Louise and Bill Roddy of Jonesboro and L.K. ...