John Calhoun "JC" South, 64, of Manila died Jan. 5, 2009, at St. Bernards Hospital in Jonesboro. He was born Aug. 27, 1944, at Hillboro, Ala. He was a farmer and of the Pentecostal faith.
He was preceded in death by his mother and stepfather, Nora and Harlo Newman; a sister, Margaret Newman; and a brother, Franklin Newman.
He is survived by his wife, Ruby South of Manila; daughters, Jeannie Lisk and Sara South, both of Manila; sons, John South and Rickey South, both of Manila; sisters, Peggy McLaughlin of Batesburg, S.C., Kathy Gilbert of Benton, Mildred Russell of West Memphis, and Minnie Cox of Blytheville; a brother, Bobby Newman of West Memphis; and eight grandchildren.
The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, at Wilson Funeral Home in Osceola with Brother Lee Dunn officiating. Burial was in Louise Chapel in Bassett.