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Stories from Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Betty Walker, LPN, named in top 10 (05/16/07)
Town Crier News Staff Betty Walker of Manila was recently named one of the top 10 "Best Nurses in Arkansas." She, along with the other selected nurses from across the state, was featured in a special supplement to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in conjunction with National Nurses Week. Readers were asked to nominate nurses for the special recognition...
Presley honored at CD release party (05/16/07)
Town Crier News Staff It was a full house as family, friends and fans joined Ronnie Presley Sunday afternoon at the Cowboy Grill in Caraway for a CD release party. Presley is a longtime resident of Caraway and recently released his first album/CD, "Heaven on Earth." The CD features original songs and is a reflection of his life based around the people, events and surroundings where he grew up and still resides with his wife, Tammy...
Gregg Funeral expands in Monette (05/16/07)
Town Crier News Staff Gregg Funeral Home started out with a horse drawn hearse when it was established in Jonesboro in 1877. It has since grown and expanded, with the addition of the Monette facility in 1934. During their 130 year span, three generations of the Gregg family and the Hebert family have served more than 30,000 families...
City of Caraway donates to Relay for Life (05/16/07)
Town Crier News Staff The Caraway City Council donated $500 to Relay For Life, on May 10, in honor of young cancer patient Caroline Taylor, age five. "Caroline will be leading this year's Relay for Life parade as the honorary survivor," Mayor Barry Riley said. "She is a brave little girl. We have supported the Relay for years, but this year it touches close to home for us. We hope the $500 will help the fight to find a cure for cancer."...
Doyle Yates (05/16/07)
Monette Doyle Yates, 69, of Monette, died Friday, May 11, 2007, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro after suffering a stroke on April 19. Born in Monette on July 19, 1937, he had lived there all his life except the years he served in the United States Air Force following his graduation from Monette High School in 1954. He served in the Air Force until an injury resulted in him retiring with a medical discharge...
Oscar "Lanny" Waugh (05/16/07)
Gloster, La. Oscar "Lanny" Waugh, 55, of Gloster, La., died May 1, 2007, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge. He was born May 29, 1951, in Caraway to Oscar and Hazel Stewart Waugh. He was a tanker for Senac Towing Company...
Cody Allen Purser (05/16/07)
Manila Cody Allen Purser, 18, of Manila, died Monday, May 7, 2007, at his home. Born at Blytheville, he was a lifelong Manila resident and attended Manila High School. He was a carpenter and a member of the Bethany Baptist Church in Manila. Survivors include his parents, Tracy and Pam Purser of Manila; a sister, Chyanne Lee Purser of Manila; his grandparents, Wilma Lindsey of Manila, William Lindsey of Southaven, Miss., and Faye Hancock of Manila...
Claudia A. Perdue (05/16/07)
Jonesboro Claudia A. Perdue, 50, died Monday, May 7, 2007, in Jonesboro. She was born in Lepanto. She was a housewife and a member of the Church of God. She was preceded in death by her father, Claudie E. Thomas. She is survived by her husband, Johnny Lee Perdue; mother, Lois Busby Thomas; a son, Jesse Perdue of Jonesboro; daughters, Nicole Wright of Jonesboro and Sarah Thomas of Clio, Mich.; sisters, Brenda Jewell of Clio and Jackie Gardner of Caraway; and six grandchildren...
Joseph Newton Mondy (05/16/07)
Killeen, Texas Joseph Newton Mondy. 78, of Killeen, Texas, formerly of Walnut Ridge, died Saturday, May 5, 2007, at Park Place Manor in Melton, Texas. He was born on May 26, 1928, in Jonesboro, the son of the late Joe and Margie Ann Jones Monday. He was united in marriage to Juanita M. Shivers on July 3, 1951, in Illinois. She preceded him in death on Sept. 4, 2004...
Hettie Wooldridge (05/16/07)
Jonesboro Hettie Wooldridge, 85, of Jonesboro died Wednesday, May 9, 2007, at Manila Nursing Center. She retired from Frolic footwear and was of the Baptist belief. Survivors include two sisters-in-law, Gladys Wooldridge and Altie Tate, both of Bono...