Stories from Monday, November 7, 2011
Arthur C. Stacy
Mr. Arthur C. Stacy, 81, of Trumann, Ark., died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2010, at St. Vincent Hospital, Little Rock, Ark. Mr. Stacy was born April 3, 1930, in Trumann to the late Fred C. and Bertie E Stacy. Mr. Stacy was a lifelong area resident, member and deacon of the First General Baptist Church, farmer and implement salesman. ...
John H. Warren, Jr.
John H. Warren, Jr., 84, of Leachville, died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born July 30, 1927, in Blue Springs, Miss., to the late John and Grace Roberts Warren and had been a Leachville resident since 1968. He was a former Blytheville resident and was a retired truck driver for the Randle Company. Mr. Warren was a U.S. Army veteran serving during WWII...
Bobby John Rhoades
Mr. Bobby John Rhoades, 66, of Paragould, Ark., died Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. Mr. Rhoades was born July 18, 1945, in Pine Bluff, Ark., to the late Fletcher and Elsie Welch Rhoades. Mr. Rhoades was in the construction industry and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends...
Mrs. Gwenda Reeves, 72, of Trumann, Ark., died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, at her home after a brave battle with cancer. Mrs. Reeves was born Nov. 14, 1938, in Boynton, Okla., to the late Albert and Anna Shadwick Collins. She was a member of Freer Baptist Church, Trumann, made ceramics and loved spending time with her family and friends...
Inez Van Whitney Lewis
Inez Van Whitney Lewis departed this life on Nov. 5, 2011, at the Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti, Mo. Inez was born on March 7, 1930, to the late Roscoe and Ida Van Whitney. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Jeanne Lewis Pasmore, who died at the age of 49 on Sept. 26, 2008; by two brothers and two sisters, Guy Whitney and Woodroe Whitney, Deeze Edwards and Hazel Duggar...
Veda Vassar Holsclaw
Veda Vassar Holsclaw, 88, of Manila, died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, at Manila Nursing Center. Born in Fulton, Miss., to the late Troy Parker and Alvia Christian Parker, she was a member of Westside Baptist Church.
Mrs. Holsclaw was a retired nurse for Dr. Shaneyfelt. She was a member of Baptist Women and enjoyed doing church work, making crafts, cooking and baking.
She was preceded in death by her husbands Tommy Vassar and Odell Holsclaw; a son, Larry Vassar; brothers, Graden and Gordon Parker; sisters, Florence Dozier, Vivian Glover, Bertha Butz and Earline Enderson.
Mrs. Holsclaw leaves her children, Patricia Steele and husband Keith of Marked Tree, Ark., Judy Faulkner and husband Rayburn of Caraway, Ark., Jimmy Vassar and wife Debbie of Paragould, Ark., and Pam Hester and husband Jimmy of Manila; sister, Ruth Tounzen of Blytheville; sisters-in-law, Ova Dean Meacham Bearden, Connie Parker, Sherry Vassar, Helen Vassar; brother-in-law, Grady Vassar; grandchildren, Kyle Vassar and wife Whitney, Kerri Breckenridge and husband Lael, Jennifer Williams and husband Kevin, Andi Wagner and husband Michael, Kelli Bradfield and husband Toby, Stacy Faulkner and Joel Steele; great-grandchildren, Justin Williams, Jake Steele, Joeliann Steele, Micah Wagner, Presley Wagner, Lilly Beth Breckenridge, Taylor Bradfield, Railey Bradfield and Grayson Bradfield.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, at Westside Baptist Church in Manila with Rev. Richard Roberts officiating. Burial will be in Dogwood Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, Kyle Vassar, Toby Breckenridge, Lael Breckenridge, Kevin Williams, Joel Steele, Michael Wagner and Justin Williams.
Honorary pallbearers will be her Manila Nursing Center family.
The family will receive visitors from 9:30 until service time Tuesday, Nov. 8.
An on-line guest register may be signed at cobbfuneralhome.com.