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Bernard Linden Trayler Dec 13, 2018 »

Bernard Linden Trayler

A much loved husband, father, grandfather, son, and brother, Bernard Linden Trayler, 75 of Paragould, Arkansas, passed away peacefully at the Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House on December 11, 2018 with his family present. He was born May 2, 1943 in Lansing, Michigan, and resided in Paragould, Arkansas, for the past 58 years. He graduated from Greene County Tech in 1961.


Bernard married Kathryn Marie Smith November 22, 1961, and immediately started their family…

Christopher Hartis Dec 10, 2018 »

Christopher Allen Hartis, 47 of Caraway, Arkansas passed away Sunday December 9, 2018 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas.

The family has requested a private disposition under the direction of Faith Funeral Service, Manila, Arkansas.

Memorial Services are pending and will be announced at a later date.

Angeline Griffin Dec 10, 2018 »

Angeline Griffin, 80, of Hickory Ridge, Arkansas passed on December 10, 2018 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center. She was born on December 3, 1938 in Pumpkin Bend, Arkansas to the late Alvin and Rose Ethel McGlothin Skinner. She was a member of the Church of Christ, had a windchime business, enjoyed quilting, crocheting, and gardening, and loved all her grandchildrent and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include; one daughter: Patricia Yarbrough of Hickory Ridge, Arkansas; two sisters:…

Danny Franklin Akers Dec 08, 2018 »

Danny Franklin Akers, 76 passed away Friday, December 7, 2018 at NEA Baptist Hospital, Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was born March 23, 1942 in Jonesboro, Arkansas to the late Curtis Buell and Ruby Louy Akers. He enjoyed his sunsets and God’s beauty, his grandchildren, and taking care of his yard.

Survivors include; his wife of thirty five years: Martha Akers; one Son: Danny Shane Akers(Claudia) of Harrisburg, Arkansas; one daughter: Tanya Tacker (Curtis) of Brookland, Arkansas; one sister:…

Linda (Suzie B) Fox Dec 08, 2018 »

Ms. Linda (Suzie B) Fox of Trumann, Arkansas departed this earth on December 6, 2018. She was born April 14, 1950 in Champaign, Ohio. She lived most of her life in Trumann, Arkansas and was of the Christian faith.

She was preceded in death by; her mother: Eva Norris (Haslett); father: William Fox of Ohio, and her son: Casey Garwood of Trumann, Arkansas.

She is survived by her daughter: Wyndi Garwood Morrison of Michigan; one brother: Pete Fox of Jonesboro, Arkansas; two grandchildren:…

Phyllis Jean Traywick Dec 08, 2018 »

Phyllis Jean (Marshall) Traywick, 78, of Paragould, Arkansas went home to be with the Lord on December 7th, 2018 after a short battle with cancer. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, sister and aunt to a large family and a dear friend to many. She loved her Lord and Savior and her church family at the Paragould Church of God. Everyone she met she impacted their lives in one way or another with her inspirational words in her journals and cards which she shared with…

Terry Lee Hurley Dec 07, 2018 »

Terry Lee Hurley, 49 of Manila, Arkansas passed away at his home in Manila, Arkansas Wednesday, December 5, 2018. He was born July 26, 1969 in Manila, Arkansas to Buddy and Violet Baugus Hurley. He enjoyed fishing with his sister and working with his father in the family business, Hurley Trucking Shop.

Survivors include his parents; three daughters: Abby Hurley and Alyssa Hurley both of Manila, Arkansas and Michelle Boshwell of Hardy, Arkansas; two sons: Terry Lee Hurley and Terry Lynn…

Ben H. Wells Dec 07, 2018 »

Jackson, Tennessee - Our beloved husband and father, Ben H. Wells, 81, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, at Jackson General Hospital, after a long illness.

He leaves his wife of 58 years, Lynda L (Gatewood) Wells; his son, Cary A. Wells of Jackson, TN and spouse, Lisa; his daughter, Beth Wells Profeta of Plano, TX, and spouse, Steve; grandchildren Andrew Wells; Rachel and Grace Profeta; three brothers Edward, James, Jerry, and many close friends. Preceded in death by…

Clint Fields Dec 06, 2018 »

Clint Everett Fields, 37 of Paragould, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was born January 21, 1981 in Paragould, Arkansas to James Fields and Glenda Faught Fields. He was a member of the Paragould Christian Church and loved the Lord. He also loved to cook and eat, play video games, joke around and laugh.


Survivors include; mother: Glenda Faught Fields of Paragould, AR; father: James Fields of Paragould, AR;…

Roy W. McCollum Dec 06, 2018 »

Roy W. McCollum, 90 of Monette, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was born October 17, 1928 in Neelyville, Missouri to the late William and Bertha Dixon McCollum. Roy enjoyed playing guitar, painting and woodworking, and especially enjoyed his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Survivors include; his wife: Lenore McCollum of Monette, Arkansas; four daughters: Rebecca Lovell of Paragould, Arkansas, Lenore…

Zazion Davis Dec 05, 2018 »

Zazion Davis was born into Heaven on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas to Walter Davis and Christasia Bonds.

Survivors include; her parents; one brother: Walter Davis, III,; and one sister: Ja’Zariah Davis.

The family request private services under the direction of Faith Funeral Service.

Patsy Ann Cosbey Dec 03, 2018 »

Patsy Ann Cosbey, 73 of Caraway, Arkansas passed away Saturday, December 1, 2018 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. She was born February 18, 1945 in Gideon, Missouri to the late Robert Douglas and Lillian Woods Cosbey. She enjoyed making and decorating cakes, sewing, especially making quilts, crafts and reading.


Survivors include; one sister: Elizabeth Turner (Billy) of Caraway, Arkansas; two brothers: David Cosbey (Teresa) of Caraway, Arkansas and Michael…

Able James Ziegenhorn Dec 02, 2018 »

Abel James Ziegenhorn was born into Heaven on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas.


Abel is survived by his parents: Jamie and Stephen Ziegenhorn; one brother Kaden Ziegenhorn; one sister: Ava Ziegenhorn; and his Pa Pa: Jim Roach of Jonesboro, Arkansas.


Abel was preceded in death by; grandparents: Sharon and Dennis Ziegenhorn and Debbie Woodard.


The family has requested a private disposition under the direction of Faith Funeral Service,…

Aletha Frances Smith Nov 28, 2018 »

Aletha Frances Smith, 64, of Harrisburg, Arkansas passed away on November 28, 2018 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House. She was born on January 29, 1954 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Lewey Edsell and Juanell Huffstutler Jett. She enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, music, and spending time with her grandchildren.


Survivors include: one son: Charles Collard, Jr. (Samantha) of Blytheville, Arkansas; one daughter: Christina King (Craig) of Harrisburg, Arkansas; one sister: Debbie Whitehead…

Barbara Gail Narmore Deatherage Nov 25, 2018 »

Barbara Gail Narmore Deatherage, 73 of Jonesboro, Arkansas passed away Saturday, November 24, 2018.


She was born April 27, 1945 in Tuscumbia, Alabama to Neal Fred and Amanda Johnson Narmore. She enjoyed playing Bingo, watching game shows, and reading.


Dedra Nicole Hunt Prince Nov 24, 2018 »

Dedra Nicole Hunt Prince, 25, of Springfield, Missouri passed away on November 24, 2018. She was born on May 18, 1993 in Jonesboro, Arkansas to Mark and Melanie Hammell Hunt.

She was very creative and enjoyed doing crafts, hair, and makeup. She enjoyed hunting with her dad and loved all animals. She was a good and loving mother.

Survivors include; her husband: Willis Prince of Springfield, Missouri; her father: Mark Hunt of Trumann, Arkansas; her mother: Melanie Haynes (Bart) of…

Andrew Arway, Jr. Nov 23, 2018 »

Andrew Arway, Jr. 60 of Paragould, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at his home. He was born in New York City, New York October 19, 1958 to the late Andrew John and Rose Fodor Arway. He enjoyed music, songwriting, and sports.


Survivors include; his wife: Kathy Stokes of Rector, Arkansas; one son: James Arway (Jessica) of Morris Town, Tennessee; one daughter: Heather Arway of Fort Smith, Arkansas; one step-son: Brett Douglas Stokes of Paragould, Arkansas; one brother: Robert…

David Lee Logan Nov 16, 2018 »

David Lee Logan, 47 of Jonesboro, Arkansas passed away November 12, 2018 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was born October 12, 1971 in Osceola, Arkansas to Leonard and Dorothy Jacobs Logan. He was the 9th child of that union.

Survivors include; three sisters: Della McCloyd, Sandra Logan, Gloria Wilks; three brothers: Milton Logan Sr., Dewayne Logan, Donald Logan; one very special cousin of Osceola, Arkansas: Mary Wheeler; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles,…

Braxtyn Lee Howard Newton Nov 14, 2018 »

Braxtyn Lee Howard, 17 months, of Monette, Arkansas, passed away in his parents’ arms surrounded by his family on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at St. Jude’s Hospital. He was born on May 23, 2017 in Memphis, Tennessee to Tony and Brittany Howard Newton. Braxtyn was a very smart happy go-lucky little boy with a heart of gold. He loved his brothers and his family. Braxtyn lived to make people smile and he loved his food, dancing, playing, cuddling, and giving kisses. Braxtyn…

Pamela Cook Nov 13, 2018 »

Pamela Cook, 47 passed away Saturday November 10, 2018 at her home in Jonesboro, Arkansas. She was born January 13, 1971 in Memphis, Tennessee to Grover and Janice Weaver Cullipher.


Survivors include her husband of thirty one years: William Elliott Cook, Sr.; three children: Kayla Cook of Jonesboro, Arkansas, William Cook, Jr. of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Leslie of Memphis, Tennessee, Karissa of Jonesboro, Arkansas; eight grandchildren: David, Dylan, Kellen, Kayleigh, William III, Brylin, Brysun,…

Kathy Knight Nov 13, 2018 »

Kathy Knight, 68 passed away Monday, November 12, 2018 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. She was born August 4, 1950 in Bay, Arkansas to the late Sydney and Gladys Murphy Welch. She liked music and flower gardening.


Survivors include; her children: Buddy Thomas Knight (Christina) of Trumann, Arkansas, Tony Dewayne Knight (Edith) of Luxora, Arkansas, Tracy Dale Knight (Michelle) of Trumann, Arkansas,and Misty Knight Swan (Larry) of Oak Grove, Missouri; seven grandchildren, two…

Eddie Adams Nov 11, 2018 »

Eddie Ellis Adams, 66, of Jonesboro, Arkansas passed away on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center. He was born on May 4, 1952 in Paragould, Arkansas to the late Louis Jack and Myrtle Mae Copeland Adams. He was Catholic, loved to work on anything but especially cars, a professional horseshoe thrower, enjoyed camping, fishing, and spending time with his family. His grandchildren were the light of his life.

Survivors include; his wife of 33 years: Kim Adams of the…

James Cochran Nov 11, 2018 »

James Edward Cochran Sr., 68, passed his earlthly journey and entered his Heavenly home Sunday, November 11, 2018. He was born January 20, 1950 in St. Louis, Missouri to the late James and Varnell Cochran.

He was a veteran of the US Army and was a retired truck driver. He loved his grandchildren with his whole heart. He was also a hard working man and a great provider for his family.

He is survived by; his devoted wife: Beverly Clark Cochran of 45 years; two sons: James Edward Cochran ll…

Marie McDougle Nov 08, 2018 »

Marie Elaine McDougle, 75 of Paragould, Arkansas passed away November 6, 2018 at her home. She was born January 24,1943 in Gothenburg, Nebraska to Waldo and Leona Beal Davis. She was a member of Abundant Life Church in Paragould, Arkansas, enjoyed quilting and knitting.

Survivors include; six sons: Nolan McDougle (Kathy) of Brookland, Arkansas, Kelly McDougle (Jackie) of Paragould, Arkansas, Brian McDougle (Rhonda) of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, Patrick McDougle of Paragould, Arkansas, Shawn…

Andy Keith Peaster Nov 08, 2018 »

Andy Keith Peaster, 60 of Jonesboro, Arkansas passed away November 4, 2018 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born July 8, 1958 in Jonesboro, Arkansas to John and Agnes Peaster. He enjoyed singing, playing guitar and telling jokes.

Survivors include; his wife: Lynda Turner Peaster; two sons: Brian (Angela) Peaster of Paragould, Arkansas, Seth (Sarah) Payne of Ash Flat, Arkansas; four daughters: Tammy Peaster of Lake City, Arkansas, Donna (Jeremy) Timm of Jonesboro,…

Oma Joyce Inez McAlister Nov 07, 2018 »

Oma Inez McAlister, 92 passed away Sunday, November 4, 2018 at Greene Acres Nursing Home in Paragould, Arkansas. She was born March 11, 1926 in Clarkton, Missouri to Will and Bessie Miller Sisson. She was a member of the Finch Baptist Church in Paragould, Arkansas, loved animals, loved the outdoors, enjoyed traveling, especially spending three years in Africa.


Survivors include her husband of sixty years: Charles R. McAlister; one son: Charles Richard McAlister, Jr. of San Francisco,…

Renard D. Teal Nov 07, 2018 »

Renard D. Teal, 60 passed away Monday, November 5, 2018 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was born July 17, 1958 in Chicago, Illinois to Anthony and Mattie Golden Teal.

Survivors include one daughter: Marinna Teal of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of other family and friends.

The family has requested a private disposition under the direction of Faith Funeral Service, Manila, Arkansas.

Larry R. Barrett Nov 06, 2018 »

Larry R. Barrett, 76 of Caraway, Arkansas passed from this life on November 6, 2018 at the beautiful Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Larry was born to the late Chesley and Frankie Barrett on September 24, 1942 in Noblesville, Indiana. Larry was a member of the First Baptist Church in Caraway, Arkansas, where he had the honor of serving as a deacon for 38 years, and had the great privilege of teaching about our Lord and Savior to the Youth and Young Married classes for…

John Emberton Nov 05, 2018 »

John Emberton, 63 of West Memphis, Arkansas passed away on November 2, 2018 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. He was born on March 19, 1955 in Visalia, California to John William and Jenny Norris Emberton. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf and his grandbabies.

Survivors include; his wife: Patricia Kelley Emberton of the home; one son: Matthew (Rachele) of Wynne, Arkansas; two brothers: Beller Armstrong of Santa Maria, California, Ronnie Emberton (Jeannie) of Visalia,…

David Claude Gist Nov 03, 2018 »

David Claude Gist, 61, of Hornersville, Missouri passed away on November 3, 2018 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center. He was born on February 6, 1957 in Flint, Michigan to the late James Polk and Frances Eva Stone Gist. He was a truck driver for many different bands during his career and enjoyed duck hunting and fishing. He was never married but enjoyed his work very much and his cat, Smarty Jones.

Survivors include; eleven siblings: James Raymond Gist of Oklahoma, Judy Gist of Flint,…

William Heckman Oct 31, 2018 »

William C. Heckman, 76 of Bay, Arkansas passed away on October 30, 2018 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was born on January 4, 1942 in Central Community, Arkansas to Fred and Llano Wilson Heckman. He was retired from Delta Toolbox and he enjoyed fishing.

Survivors include; his wife: Carolyn Heckman of the home; two sons: Heath (Linda) Heckman of Charleston, SC, Bryan Heckman of the home; three grandchildren: Whitney (Matt) Snyder, Will and Catherine Grace…

Johnny Vaughn Oct 30, 2018 »

Johnny Charles Vaughn, 81 of Jonesboro, Arkansas passed away at his home on October 29, 2018. He was born on February 10, 1937 in Memphis, Tennessee to Charles Wilson and Nora Bell England Vaughn. He enjoyed fishing and hunting.

Survivors include; his wife: Billy Williams Vaughn of the home; two sons: Johnny (Pam) Vaughn Jr. of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Ronnie Alan Vaughn of Jonesboro, Arkansas; two daughters: Linda Fisher of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Glenda (Chris) Brown of Jonesboro, Arkansas; six…

J F Russell Oct 30, 2018 »

J.F. (Bill) Russell, 85 of Pocahontas, Arkansas passed away on October 29, 2018 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was born on September 26, 1933 in Manila, Arkansas to John and Nellie Bowman Russell. He was a member of the United States Navy during the Korean War aboard the USS Sicily, supervisor at Waterloo Industries for 23 years, a deacon and Sunday school superintendent at the First Assembly of God Church in Pocahontas, Arkansas for several years. He loved…

Frances Earlene Oct 29, 2018 »

Frances Earlene Sweatt, 69, of Senath, Missouri passed away at her home, Sunday October 28, 2018. She was born February 16, 1949 in Little Rock, Arkansas to Earl and Jenny Fowinkle Hamblin. She enjoyed reading, crocheting, playing online games and was all about her family.

Survivors include; one son: Michael Sweatt (Cindy) of Paragould, Arkansas; three daughters: Leslie Cox (Jonathon) of Senath, Missouri, Terry Sweatt of St. Louis, Missouri,Tanya Hargis (Steve) of Arcola, Illinois; eight…

Gary Allen Turner Oct 28, 2018 »

Gary Allen Turner, 57 of Paragould, Arkansas passed away on October 26, 2018 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was born on August 15, 1961 in Paragould, Arkansas to Virgil “Pete” and Sylvia Earline Adams Turner. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, his horses and teasing the kids. Gary was a loving father, grandfather, husband, brother and friend.


Survivors include: his wife; Brenda Kay Turner of the home; two sons: Donaven (Tanna) Mizell of Marmaduke,…

Sharlet A. Warner Oct 28, 2018 »

Sharlet A. Warner, 62 of Kennett, Missouri passed away on October 26, 2018 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. She was born on July 19, 1956 in Corning, Arkansas to Herbert and Lucy Groves Ellis. She loved her family and spending time with them.

Survivors include; Her fiancé: James S. Prince of Kennett, Missouri; one son: Kelly (China) Warner of Kennett, Missouri; one step-daughter: Patricia (Eddie) Heskett of Millington, Tennessee; three sisters: Donna Crow of…

Danny Joe Beasley Oct 27, 2018 »

Danny Joe Beasley, 68 of Paragould, Arkansas passed away on October 26, 2018 at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould, Arkansas. He was born on April 23, 1950 in Paragould, Arkansas to Joseph Vernon and Ida Mae Carmack Beasley. Danny retired from the United States Army as a Major, retired from the United States Postal Service and owned his own computer business. He had both a Bachelors and a Masters Degree in American History. He was of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed fishing,…

Paul Lash Oct 24, 2018 »

Paul Lash passed away on Saturday, October 6, 2018 in Pocahontas, Arkansas. Paul was the oldest of 6 children of Edward and Lorene Lash of Palmer, Illinois. Members of his family include Delores Friedrich, Douglas Lash, Wayne Lash and Linda, Harry Lash and Ethel, and Delbert Lash. Paul is predeceased by his infant sister, Debra Jean Lash and his half-brother Bill. He is survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Charlie W. Sims Oct 20, 2018 »

Charlie W. Sims, 82 of Lake City, Arkansas passed away on October 20, 2018 at his home. He was born on May 19, 1936 in Monette, Arkansas to Jack and Ida Throgmartin Sims. He enjoyed watching baseball and wrestling on TV, fishing and going out to eat.

Survivors include; his wife: Dorothy Sims of the home; one son: Tommy Sims (Late wife, Carolyn) of Brookland, Arkansas; one daughter: Mary Davis (Myron) of Paragould, Arkansas; two brothers: Perry Sims ( Mary Edith) of Trumann, Arkansas, Joe…

Genevieve Combs Crase Oct 19, 2018 »

Genevieve Combs Crase departed this life on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Little Rock, Arkansas at 79 years and 11 months of age. She was born November 22, 1938 at Myrtle, Missouri to the late Gordon C. and Nettie May Hand Combs. She enjoyed reading the Bible and devotional books.


Survivors include: two sons: Darrell Thompson, and Dwight Thompson (Hope); one daughter: Dianne McCullough (Mike);six grandchildren: Heather, Amanda, Jarrett, Tyler, Jennifer, and Mikey; sixteen great…

Carolyn Elaine Bearden Oct 19, 2018 »

Carolyn Elaine Bearden, 54 passed away at St. Bernard’s Medical Center, Jonesboro, Arkansas Wednesday, October 17, 2018. She was born July 31, 1964 in Jonesboro, Arkansas to Frank and Judy Mize Passmore. She was very artistic, enjoyed arts, crafts, and decorating and she loved her family very much.


Survivors include; her mother: Judy Passmore of Jonesboro, Arkansas; one sister: Bonnie Cornelious of Jonesboro, Arkansas; four children: Brittany Gunn of Portageville, Missouri, Melissa…

Billy D. Hoggard Oct 17, 2018 »

Billy D. Hoggard, Jr. 59 passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was born November 28, 1958 in Moline, Illinois to Billy D. Hoggard, Sr. and the late Lucy Faye Liles Hoggard.

Survivors include his father: Billy D. Hoggard, Sr. of Brookland, Arkansas; one sister: Joni (Freddy) Bratton of Brookland, Arkansas; one niece: Christina Jordan of Trumann, Arkansas; one nephew: Justin Taylor of Brookland, Arkansas and a host of other family and…

Michael Chronister Oct 16, 2018 »

Michael Chronister, 70 of Paragould, Arkansas passed away at his home Saturday October 13, 2018. He was born February 19, 1948 in Sikeston, Missouri to Howard and Betty Bolden Chronister. He was a member of the Griffin Memorial United Methodist Church, enjoyed motorcycle riding, fly fishing and duck hunting, was an artist and writer.

Survivors include his wife of twenty-six years: Janet Horton Chronister; two sons: Hudson Bolden Chronister, Neal Howard Chronister (Raven) of Hoxie,…

Asther Jean McDermott Oct 16, 2018 »

Asther Jean McDermott was born into heaven October 12, 2018 in Jonesboro, Arkansas.

Survivors include her parents: Ronnie McDermott and Mia Nealey; two brothers: Eli Nealey and Grayson McDermott; two sisters: Claire and Bella McDermott all of Blytheville, Arkansas; grandparents: Vickie Nealey of Steele, Missouri, Keith Warren of Steele, Missouri and Patrick McDermott of Blytheville, Arkansas.

She was preceded in death by one grandmother: Barbara Sweat.

The family has requested a private…

Loicy Junior Blankenship Oct 16, 2018 »

Loicy Junior Blankenship, 84 of Pollard, Arkansas passed away at his home on October 15, 2018. He was born on September 8, 1934 in Arbyrd, Missouri to Loicy Elmer and Ethel Calhoun Blankenship.

Junior loved being a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and a Christian man because of his love for the lord. He enjoyed motorcycles, which lead him to the organization of the CMA’s (Christian Motorcycle Association). Junior had such a love for the land that farming became a life long…

Meredith A. Collier Oct 10, 2018 »

Meredith A Collier, 56 of Caraway, Arkansas, passed away on October 8, 2018 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was born on March 31, 1962 in Lepanto, Arkansas to James and Willie Boyd Collier.

Survivors include; his parents; his wife: Rebecca Collier; one daughter: Stephanie Maulding (William) and their children: Adrian, Brittni and Eli, all of Caraway, Arkansas; one son: Tony Collier (Joni) and their children: Zander and Zoe, all of Wynne, Arkansas and a host of…

Billy G. Cremeens Oct 05, 2018 »

Billy G. Cremeens, 88 of Jonesboro passed away Friday, October 5, 2018 at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro Arkansas. He was born December 12, 1929 in Imboden, Arkansas to Arvil and Viola Blansett Cremeens. He served his country in the United States Army, member of Southwest Church of Christ, he was a retired high school teacher and bus driver, enjoyed going to music shows, loved the Eleven Point River at Dalton, Arkansas, and going places with Joan.


Survivors include; his wife Joan;…

E. Marie Meadows Oct 03, 2018 »

E. Marie Meadows of Paragould AR was born on June 27, 1940. She met her Savior Jesus Christ at the Eastern Gate on Saturday, September 22nd, 2018. She was a retired Red Cross Volunteer and spent her free time immersed in Bible study and prayer. She was a woman of strong faith believing in the power and strength of Jesus Christ's love and the beauty and peace that would await her after her passing. We were blessed to know her and learned many valuable life lessons from her. She nourished people…

Ginny Miller Sep 30, 2018 »

Ginny Miller, 62, of Jonesboro, Arkansas passed away on September 30, 2018 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House. She was born on July 26, 1956 in South Haven, Michigan to the late Zanda Beautohn Hart and Paul Edward Hart. Ginny was a member of the Community Fellowship Church. She worked hard most of her adult life as a cashier and stocker.

Before her stroke, Ginny enjoyed fishing, swimming, and camping. The last few years Ginny enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She…

Dallas Curtiss Cook Sep 28, 2018 »

Dallas Curtiss Cook, 76 of Trumann, Arkansas passed away at his home, Thursday, September 27, 2018. He was born September 6, 1942 in Rivervale, Arkansas to Noah and Lottie Marie Smith Cook. He served his country in the United States Army in Vietnam. He was a member of the Faith Baptist Church in Tulot, Arkansas, he loved to fish, hunt and garden.


Survivors include; his wife of fifty years: Bessie Faye Cook; two sons: Jeremy Cook and Stevie Cook both of Trumann, Arkansas; three daughters:…

Calvin "Buddy" Earl Holt Sep 27, 2018 »

Calvin “Buddy” Earl Holt, 85 of Manila, Arkansas passed away on September 25, 2018 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was born on December 23, 1932 in Joiner, Arkansas to Robert Daniel and Cordie Irene Hale Holt. He enjoyed watching westerns on TV, driving around Big Lake collecting turtles and rocks.

Survivors include; one son: Keith Holt of Manila, Arkansas; three daughters: Sheila Longhibler (Jim) of Jacksonville, Arkansas, Kathy Mouser (Harold) of…

Sharon Mitchell Sep 27, 2018 »

Sharon Mitchell, 50, of Senath, Missouri passed away on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at her home. She was born on November 18, 1967 to Joe Willey and Paulette Shipman. She enjoyed collecting hats and doing puzzles.

Survivors include; her husband: Jerry Mitchell; one daughter: Ashley Moore of Dexter, Missouri; one son: Charles Edward Willey (Rachel) of Gideon, Missouri; two step-sons: Robert Mitchell and David Mitchell, both of Springfield, Missouri; three brothers: Perry Patterson (Angie) of…

Richard Archidale Shearer Sep 26, 2018 »

Richard Archidale Shearer, 54 of Rector, Arkansas passed away on Sunday September 23, 2018 at 12:53 p.m. in Rector, Arkansas, surrounded by a slough of family and friends. He was born on December 16, 1963 in Paragould, Arkansas to Virgil and Sunshine Pillow Shearer. He was a very kind man that never met a stranger, who loved his children and life. He always made the best of every situation. Richard enjoyed Nascar, wildlife and especially the river.

Survivors include; five children: Jenna…

Estel (Sims) Martin Sep 20, 2018 »

Mr. Estel (Sims) Semmes Martin (80) of Rector, Arkansas, passed away on September 19, 2018 at Rector Nursing and Rehab in Rector, Arkansas. Mr. Martin was born on January 16, 1938 in Paragould, Arkansas.
He leaves behind his wife of ten years, Joyce (Ellis, Dehart) Martin. He was preceded in death by his parents Estel Martin and Alpha (Cleveland) Martin, three younger brothers Jim Martin, Joe Martin, and Mack Martin. He is survived by an older sister Noma Blanton of Zine, Illinois,…

Claxton Carl Coleman Sep 19, 2018 »

Claxton Carl Coleman, 77, of Senath, Missouri passed away on Wednesday, September 19, 2018. He was born on January 14, 1941 in Mountain View, Arkansas to the late Jess Lee and Margie Dean Coleman. He enjoyed going to the coffee shop, riding around gravel roads, and spending time with grandkids.

Survivors include; his wife of 47 years: Kathy Coleman of the home; four sons: Johnny Coleman (Becky) of Cardwell, Missouri, Carl Coleman (Stacy) of Kennett, Missouri, Lonnie Coleman (Tana) of…

Christopher Don Larue Sep 19, 2018 »

Christopher Don Larue, 41, of Blytheville, Arkansas passed away on Wednesday, September 19, 2018. He was born on February 2, 1977 in Blytheville, Arkansas to Leon and Rachel Marie Miles Larue. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Survivors include; his mother: Rachel Marie Larue of Blytheville, Arkansas; one son: Canyon Ridge Larue of Blytheville, Arkansas; one brother: Raymond Larue of Houston, Texas; one sister: Tammie Gilmore (David) of Beech Grove, Arkansas; two nieces: Taylor Gilmore…

Gene O'Neal Boatman Sep 17, 2018 »

Gene O’Neal Boatman, 71, of Caraway, Arkansas passed away on September 17, 2018 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center. He was born on August 19, 1947 in Bradford, Arkansas to the late Thurman and Marie Boatman. He was a member of the Milligan Ridge Baptist Church and loved spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He enjoyed working, mowing his yard, Pepsi Cola’s, old westerns, and loved all his animals.

Survivors include; three sons: Johnny…

Steven Allen Matthews Sep 16, 2018 »

Steven Allen Matthews, 64, or Brookland, Arkansas passed away on September 16, 2018 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center. He was born on December 22, 1953 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Robert and Dorothy Thorne Matthews. He enjoyed working on cars and was a fan of NASCAR and Bengals Football.

Survivors include; two sons: Brandon and Shane Matthews both of Florence Kentucky; three brothers: Bill Matthews, Pete Wilson, and Larry Matthews; two sisters: Phyllis Matthews and Deborah Reif;…

Virginia Lynette Calhoun Sep 15, 2018 »

Virginia Lynette Calhoun, 75, of Jonesboro, Arkansas passed away on September 15, 2018 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House. She was born on March 28, 1943 in Memphis, Tennessee to the late James and Lucille DuVall. She was a member of the Trinity Church and enjoyed helping and praying for others.

Survivors include; one son: Blair Calhoun of Jonesboro, Arkansas; one daughter: Shannon Calhoun of Conway, Arkansas; one brother: Raymond DuVall (Bertha) of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; three…

Sandra Henley Sep 14, 2018 »

Sandra Jean Henley, 53, of Jonesboro, passed from this life on Sunday, September 9th, 2018 at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center.

Sandra was born on August 8th, 1965 in California. She loved her children, music, animals, and motorcycles. She was also a graduate of Jonesboro High School.


Survivors include one son: Steven Henley of Jonesboro, a daughter: Angel Meade of Bono; her partner: Ralph Meade Jr. of Jonesboro as well as many other relatives and friends.


A memorial service will be…

Roger Earl Jones, II Sep 13, 2018 »

Roger Earl Jones II, 44 of Marion, Arkansas passed away Monday, September 10, 2018 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was born July 14, 1974 in Memphis, Tennessee to Roger Earl Jones, Sr. and Barbara Roberts Mullins. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, fishing, spending time with family.

Survivors include; his wife: Jessica Jones of the home; three children: Lorraina, Jessie, and Zachary Jones; his mother: Barbara Mullins of Trumann, Arkansas; three sisters: Christy Newton (Steve) of West Memphis,…

Linda Sue Cogburn Sep 13, 2018 »

Linda Sue Cogburn, 67 of Leachville, Arkansas passed away on September 12, 2018 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. She was born on February 12, 1951 in Clarendon, Arkansas to Arthur franklin and Beulah Mae Westbrook Parks. She enjoyed spending time with family, watching General Hospital, Little House on the Prairie and Dog the Bounty Hunter.


Survivors include; two sons: Charles Riley (Aretha) of Leachville, Arkansas, Jamie Riley (Sarah) of Roseland, Arkansas; one…

Leonard Snider Sep 12, 2018 »

Leonard Hugh Snider, 75, of Trumann, Arkansas passed away on September 12, 2018 at his home. He was born on March 15, 1943 in Hamilton, Alabama to the late Will and Delphia Blanche Harris Snider. He was a member of Elm Grove Baptist Church in Lake City, Arkansas, and was retired from Hytrol. He collected coins, old knives, and radios, played the guitar, and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include; his wife: Ethel Snider of the home; one son: James Snider…

Carl Rouse Sep 11, 2018 »

Carl Michael Rouse, 66, passed away on September 10, 2018 at Arkansas Continued Care Hospital in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was born on February 1, 1952 in Alabama to Marvin and Flossie Williams Rouse. He enjoyed fishing, drawing, music and loved his coffee.

Survivors include; his wife: Michelle Rouse of the home; one son: Carl Rouse II of St. Louis, Missouri; three step-children: Brandon Cupp of Cardwell, Missouri, Chad Spencer of Paragould, Arkansas, Kaicie Spencer of Arbyrd, Missouri; many…

Blakelee Emerson Lewis Sep 09, 2018 »

Blakelee Emerson Lewis, 7 month old, passed away Friday, September 7, 2018 at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis Tennessee. She was born January 30, 2018 in Memphis, Tennessee to Jessie and Kristi Bassett Lewis. Wonder Woman was her adopted mascot name because she was truly a little fighter.

Survivors include her parents; two sisters: Whitney Jemison (E.J.) of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Kelsey Lewis of St. Louis, Missouri; one brother: Brayden Lewis of St. Louis, Missouri; one nephew:…

Patricia Lynn Pankey Sep 09, 2018 »

Patricia Lynn Pankey, 61, of Manila, Arkansas passed away on September 9, 2018 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center. She was born on August 23, 1957 in Blytheville, Arkansas to the late Martin Edward Pankey, Sr. and Billie Ruth Austin Pankey. She was of the Baptist faith, enjoyed playing on the internet, crocheting, needlepoint, ME TV, and was addicted to WISH.

Survivors include; one son: Austin Moore of Manila, Arkansas; one brother: Bud Pankey (Bridget) of Blytheville, Arkansas; four…

Earnestean Pittman Sep 07, 2018 »

Ernestean (Earnie) Pittman born April 9, 1942 entered eternal life on September 5, 2018 at the age of 76. Earnie was a hardworking farmer, loved to fish, hunt and spend time with his family.

Earnie was preceded in death by his parents: Mildra and James Henry Pittman; three brothers: Louie, Wayne and David; one sister: Imogene.


Earnie is survived by his wife, of forty-nine years: Mary; three children: Billy Green (Carrie), Cynthia Ramsey (Ronnie Woodard), Gail Berndt (Edward); grandchildren:…

Tina Marie West Sep 06, 2018 »

Tina Marie West, 57 of Jonesboro, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at her home. She was born October 10, 1960 in Yuma, Arizona to Richard and Eva Prairie. She loved being surrounded by her family and grandchildren, enjoyed fishing, camping, outdoors, cooking and animals.

Survivors include; two sons: Jared Springston of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Daniel Springston (Whitney) of Middleton, Idaho; six grandchildren: Cody Cook, Tristan Cook, Lasha Johnson all of Jonesboro, Arkansas,…

David Jacobs Sep 05, 2018 »

David L. Jacobs of Cherry Valley, Arkansas passed away on August 31, 2018 at

Crossridge Community Hospital in Wynne, Arkansas. He was born on October 30, 1977 to John and Theresa Williams Jacobs. He enjoyed fishing, flea markets and the outdoors.

Survivors include; his mother: Theresa Brown; two daughters: Shyan and Izzy Jacobs; one son: David Jacobs, Jr; one step-son: Shelby Wilson; one brother: Chris Jacobs and a host of other family and friends.

In addition to his father he is preceded…

Cora Alwin Aug 31, 2018 »

Mrs. Cora Alwin, 69 of Harrisburg, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at her home. She was born March 17, 1949 in Newport, Arkansas to Fred and Ivie Jane Neidiever Murphy. She was of the Baptist Faith, retired salesperson from Continental Directories of Jonesboro, Arkansas, and Tupperware manager over twenty years with her best friend, Una Williams. She was an avid reader, enjoyed games, strong willed, kind, considerate, thoughtful and always spoke her mind.

Survivors…

Albert Lee Bates Aug 31, 2018 »

Mr. Albert Lee Bates, 64, of Kennett, Missouri passed away Friday, August 31, 2018 at The Haven in Kennett, Missouri. He was born January 8, 1954 in Doniphan, Missouri to Malcom and Eula Swift Bates.

Mr. Bates is survived by one brother: Richard Bates of Kennett, Missouri, many nieces and nephews, and a host of other family and friends.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters: June Larocle and Brenda Bates.

Graveside service will be Saturday, September 1, 2018 at…

Tyrone Dewayne Doggett, Jr Aug 30, 2018 »

Tyrone Dewayne Doggett, Jr passed away on August 27, 2018 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was born on August 26, 2018 in Jonesboro, Arkansas to Tyrone Doggett, Sr and Shauntea Gardner.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by; two sisters: Amiah Gardner, Armahni Gardner; grandmother: Linda Fox (Willie) of Little Rock, Arkansas; grandparents: Shaunta Gray and Ernest Hughes of Chicago, Illinois; great-grandparents and many aunts and uncles.

The family…

James Alfred Breeden Aug 27, 2018 »

James Alfred Breeden, 97 of Marmaduke, Arkansas passed away August 24, 2018 at Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould, Arkansas. He was born January 2, 1921 in Tupelo, Arkansas to Calvin and Clola Kennedy Breeden. He served in the United States Army, WWII, was a member of the Apostolic Lighthouse Church in Paragould, Arkansas, and enjoyed fishing.


Survivors include his wife, of 45 years, Mary Jo Breeden; seven sons: Donald (Ruth) Breeden of Pennsylvania, Alfred (Lola) Breeden of…

Evelyn McTyre Aug 25, 2018 »

Evelyn Virginia McTyre, 45, of Pollard, Arkansas passed away on August 20, 2018 at her home. She was born on January 15, 1973 in Ann Arbor, Michigan to Fred and Evelyn U. Higdon Husak. She enjoyed music, cooking and spending time with family and friends.


Survivors include; her mother: Evelyn Husak of Fisk, Missouri; two sons: Freddie Phillips of Pollard, Arkansas, Dennis Phillips “Tater” of Piggott, Arkansas; one daughter: Kristy Summers (Jeremy) of Mack’s Creek, Missouri; two…

Melissa A Clark Aug 22, 2018 »

Melissa A. Clark, 50, of Jonesboro passed away on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House after a long-fought battle with a brain infection. She was of the Christian faith.

Melissa was born September 6, 1967 to George and Brenda Clark. She was a 1985 graduate of Jonesboro High School and was a hard worker her entire life.

Melissa was devoted to her family, friends, and pets. She made spending time with her mother a priority. She was a kind and loving person, putting…

Arlene Faulkner Aug 20, 2018 »

Arlene Faulkner, 60, of Caraway, Arkansas passed away on Monday, August 20, 2018 at her home. She was born on July 21, 1958 in Lepanto, Arkansas to the late Samuel David and Mary Ollie Stoner Hicks. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Caraway, enjoyed reading the Bible and praising God through song, telling others about God, took great pride in keeping a clean house, had a big heart, and loved her children.

Survivors include; two daughters: Kenna Faulkner of Caraway,…

Evorah Faye Grim Aug 16, 2018 »

Evorah Faye Grim, 66, of Brookland, Arkansas passed away on August 14, 2018 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Arkansas. She was born on January 21, 1952 in Albuquerque, New Mexico to James and Elsie Brown Thomas. She enjoyed sewing, decorating, fishing and helping others.

Survivors include; her husband: Gary Grim of the home; one son: Justin Robertson (Jennifer) of Brookland, Arkansas; one daughter: Nikki Jo White (Shannon) of Imboden, Arkansas; four grandchildren: Kaylee…

Larry Armstrong, Jr. Aug 15, 2018 »

Larry Armstrong, Jr., 75, of Trumann, Arkansas passed away on August 15, 2018 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House. He was born on August 12, 1943 in Marked Tree, Arkansas to the late Larry and Christine South Armstrong. He was a member of the Trumann Revival Center and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include; his wife: Johnnie Armstrong of the home; three sons: Michael Armstrong (Shari), Richard Armstrong, and Dustin Armstrong (Ashton) all of Trumann, Arkansas;…

Daniel Garcia Aug 14, 2018 »

Daniel Garcia, 56, of Cherokee Village, Arkansas passed away Monday, August 13, 2018 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was born May 21, 1962 in Van Nuys, California to Edward and Florence Alcantara Garcia.

The family has requested a private disposition under the direction of Faith Funeral Service, Manila, Arkansas.

Jeff J Blanks, III Aug 12, 2018 »

Jeff J. Blanks, III, 73, of Marked Tree, Arkansas passed away on Sunday, August 12, 2018 at NEA Baptist Hospital. He was born in Mexico, Missouri on August 26, 1944 to the late Jeff J. and Naomi Mai Williamson Blanks. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Marked Tree. He served in the National Guard and was a member of the Lions Club years ago in Trumann. He was plant manager for Todd Manufacturing in Ripley, Tennessee and Salant Manufacturing in Trumann. He was also…

Vivian Lee Bullock Aug 10, 2018 »

Vivian Lee Bullock, 72 passed away Thursday, August 9, 2018 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. She was born June 29, 1946 in Rockford, Illinois to Viven Lee and Gertrude Busick.

Survivors include; one son: Kevin Norwood of Jonesboro, Arkansas; one daughter: Deanna Hill of Jonesboro, Arkansas; one granddaughter: Ashley Hill; one brother: Billy Busick of Jonesboro, Arkansas; and a host of other family and friends.

In addition to her parents; she was preceded in…

Edna Verlena Roberts Aug 08, 2018 »

Edna Verlena Roberts, 85, of McCrory, passed peacefully from this life on August 6, 2018. She was born to Joseph E. and Susie Edna Roberds on April 24, 1933, in McCrory, Arkansas.
Edna graduated from St. Vincent Infirmary School of Nursing in Little Rock in 1956 and married James Roberts, thus changing her name by only one letter. Being an Air Force wife for 13 years, Edna lived, worked, and raised her young family in the states of Texas, Nebraska, and Washington, before being widowed at the…

Glen Mangrum Aug 02, 2018 »

Glen Mangrum, 69, of Marmaduke, Arkansas passed away on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House. He was born on July 1, 1949 in Walcott, Arkansas to the late Eugene and Opal Shipman Mangrum. He was a member of the Walcott Baptist Church and enjoyed taking care of livestock.

Survivors include; two children: Bryan Mangrum (Tracie) of Marmaduke, Arkansas and Bradley Mangrum of Paragould, Arkansas; three brothers; Bill Mangrum (Yvonne) of Paragould, Arkansas, Jimmy…

Charles Floyd (Chink) Sullinger Aug 01, 2018 »

Charles Floyd (Chink) Sullinger, 78, of Maynard, Arkansas passed away on July 31, 2018 at St Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was born on November 08, 1939 in Delaplaine, Arkansas to Floyd Earl and Maudie Elizabeth Moore Sullinger. He enjoyed watching westerns on TV.

Survivors include; three brothers: JW “Dub” Sullinger (Mary), Loren Sullinger (Sue), Dwight Sullinger; many nieces and nephews; and a host of other family and friends.

In addition to his…

Donald Lee Luttrull Jul 30, 2018 »

Donald “Fuzz” Lee Luttrull, 64, of Kennett, Missouri passed away on July 30, 2018 at Piggott Community Hospital. He was born on March 26, 1954 in Kennett, Missouri to the late Elijah Harland and Viola Mae Lawrence Luttrull. He was a member of the Full Gospel Pentecostal Church in Kennett, enjoyed doing lawn care, working on vehicles, and anything to do outside. He was a family man and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include; his wife: Marian Luttrull of…

Marshall Daniel Grubbs Jul 30, 2018 »

Marshall Daniel Grubbs, 56, of Blytheville, Arkansas passed away on July 30, 2018 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center. He was born on May 13, 1962 in Hayti, Missouri to the late Paul Franklin and Della Mae Channey Grubbs. He loved truck driving, watching WWE, and spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include; his wife: Shari Grubbs of the home; one daughter: Michelle McKibben (Christopher) of Blytheville; one son: Scott Grubbs of Caruthersville, Missouri; two brothers: Donald…

Martha Wison Jul 29, 2018 »

Martha Dean Blan Wilson, 93, of Paragould, Arkansas passed away on July 27, 2018 at Arkansas Methodist Hospital. She was born on June 5, 1925 in Rector, Arkansas to the late Fred and Mary Ruth Blan. She was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in the Paragould congregation. She married Adron Clois Wilson on November 8, 1941 and was a homemaker and mother of five children. Later she became a beautician.

Survivors include; two daughters: Sharon Stevens and Judy Wilson; one son: Danny Wilson;…

James Williams Jul 29, 2018 »

James Williams, 84, of Bay, Arkansas passed away on July 29, 2018 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House. He was born on May 10, 1934 in Woodland, Mississippi to the late Benoni and Lizzie Ann Williams. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family.

Survivors include; his wife of 57 years: Carol Williams of the home; one brother: Jason Williams of Trumann, Arkansas; one sister: Margie Ann Burrow (Beauford) of Bunker, Missouri; one grandchild: Blake Ferguson; and a host of other family…

Norman Charles Dalton Hale Jul 27, 2018 »

Norman Charles Dalton Hale, 27, passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at NEA Baptist Hospital, Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was born January 18, 1991 in Jonesboro, Arkansas to Norman Charles and Carolyn Dee Stringer Hale. He was of the Baptist faith, enjoyed fishing, hunting, bonfires, bar-b-ques, riding four wheelers, riding horses, and just being Dalton.

Survivors include; his mother: Carolyn Hale Carnell of Jonesboro, Arkansas; one daughter: Olivia Copper of Jonesboro, Arkansas; three…

William Austin Jul 27, 2018 »

William Alvis Austin, 81, of Paragould, Arkansas passed away on July 27, 2018 at NEA Baptist Hospital. He was born on March 20, 1937 in Corinth, Mississippi to the late Alfred and Willie Mae Hatley Austin. He was a Pentecostal minister for 65 years and enjoyed reading and fishing.

Survivors include; his wife Flora Madge Austin of the home; one daughter: Brenda Johnson (Dale) of Mobile, Alabama; one brother: Bobby Austin (Delores) of Leachville, Arkansas; three grandchildren; five…

Paul Wayne Riley, Sr. Jul 26, 2018 »

Paul Wayne Riley, Sr., 60, passed away July 24, 2018 at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was born March 9, 1958 in Blytheville, Arkansas to the late Paul and Geneva Ruth Whisnant Riley. Wayne led an adventures life residing in Arkansas, then New Mexico before settling down in Cardwell, Missouri.

Survivors include; his wife: Barbara of Shreveport, Louisiana; one daughter: Connie Caranza (Tony) of La Mesa, Texas; one son: Paul Riley (Penny Dew) of Cardwell, Missouri; two…

James L. Cathey Jul 21, 2018 »

James L. Cathey,75, of Bono, Arkansas passed away Friday, July 20, 2018 at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was born November 21, 1942 in Bono to the late James Halys and Leola Drucilla Hester Cathey. He was a member of the Windover Baptist Church in Jonesboro, where he enjoyed serving the Lord. He loved playing piano from childhood and played for Windover Baptist, as well as many other churches. He also played bass guitar with Mitch Holifield and Sonny Hunt. He retired from the…

Jerry Joe Hogan Jul 21, 2018 »

Jerry Joe Hogan, 80 of Leachville, Arkansas passed away at his home Friday, July 20, 2018.

He was born December 20, 1937 in Naylor, Missouri to the late Bradley Marion and Velma Olen Scott Hogan. He loved to bike ride, fish, camp and go the car races of all kinds.

Survivors include; his wife: Erma Hogan of Gosnell, Arkansas; two sons: Steve Hogan (Kathy) of Red Bluff, California and Kevin Hogan of Leachville, Arkansas; two daughters: Sue Hogan of Central Point, Oregon and Lori Berry of Boise,…

inez waites Jul 21, 2018 »

Inez Waites, 86, of New Madrid, Missouri passed away on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at the New Madrid Living Center. She was born on August 24, 1931 in Tuckerman, Arkansas to the late Frank and Frances McClure. She was a member of the North Main Baptist Church in Jonesboro, Arkansas, a former resident of Jonesboro, and loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include; two daughters: Melinda Lindley of Jonesboro, Arkansas and Jan Cook (Glenn) of…

Matthew Blake Galloway Jul 21, 2018 »

Matthew Blake Galloway, 31, of Trumann, Arkansas passed away on July 21, 2018 Elizabeth, New Jersey. He was born on April 26, 1987 in Jonesboro, Arkansas to the late Butch and Treana Galloway. He enjoyed swimming and going to the beach.

Survivors include; three children: Aubreana D. Galloway of Little Rock, Arkansas, Blake A. Galloway of Mt. Home, Arkansas, and Piper A. Galloway of Mt. Home, Arkansas; one brother: Mark A. Galloway of Little Rock, Arkansas; two sisters: Tina Galloway of…

Debra Ann Jewell Jul 20, 2018 »


Debra Ann Jewell, 61, of Blytheville, Arkansas passed away on July 20, 2018 at NEA Baptist Hospital. She was born on April 18, 1957 in Hayti, Missouri to Leland H. and Margaret Fair McNeel. She was a member of Holland Pentecostal Church of God in Holland, Missouri and enjoyed singing and especially spending time with her children and grandchildren.



Survivors include; her father: Leland H. McNeel (Wilma) of Odessa, Missouri; two sons: Jeremy Jewell (Erica) of Steele, Missouri…

Martha Holmes Jul 18, 2018 »

Martha “Cookie” Perry Holmes, 69, passed away on July 18, 2018 in Hardy, Arkansas. She was born on August 9, 1948, to the late John and Ruby Casteel Bryan.


She is survived by her husband: James Holmes; three sons: Bryan Perry, Christopher Perry, Gary Holmes; four daughters: Suzanne Gattis, Tonya Vaught, Tena Rosse, Tammy Shannon; two brothers: Fred Bryan, Wayne Bryan; three sisters: Christine Shubert, Laverne Young, Barbara Groerisch; seventeen grandchildren, seven…

Estel Floyd Burdin Jul 17, 2018 »

Estel Floyd Burdin,84 of Greenway, Arkansas passed away Monday, July 16, 2018 at the Piggott Community Hospital, Piggott, Arkansas. He was born March 3, 1934 in Rector, Arkansas to James Estel and Mable Marler Burdin.

Survivors include; two sisters: Lillie Owens and Paulette Whitt, two brothers: Harold and Gerald Burdin all of Piggott, Arkansas, many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his siblings: Millie Hasten, Loyd Burdin, and…

Frederick Shannon Jul 15, 2018 »

Frederick Brian Shannon, 64 of Paragould, Arkansas passed away on Sunday, July 15, 2018. He was born on June 7, 1954 in Pomona, California to Glen and Francis Rost Watson. He enjoyed restoring old cars, building anything with a motor and spending time with loved ones.

Survivors include; his wife: Janet Shannon of the home; three sons: Brian Shannon, Darreal Shannon (Abby), Ricky Shannon; three daughters: Gena Shannon, Jennifer Diane Shannon, Charlette Marie Isom (Presley) all of Paragould,…

Theresa Ann Black Jul 15, 2018 »

Theresa Ann Black, 61, of Rector, Arkansas passed away on July 15, 2018 at her home. She was born on July 27, 1956 in Pocahontas, Arkansas to Pauline Gotthardt. She was a member of the Purcell Church.

Survivors include; her husband: Harold Wayne Black of Rector, Arkansas; her mother: Pauline Bullinger of Rector, Arkansas; one son: Darrell Bolden of Ardmore, Tennessee; one sister: Tina Stacy of Greenway, Arkansas; two brothers: Ricky Bullinger of El Paso, Arkansas and Joey Bullinger of…

Lisa McFall Jul 13, 2018 »

Lisa McFall, 49, of Lake City, Arkansas passed away on Friday, July 13, 2018 after a brave battle with cancer. She was born on February 17, 1969 in Trumann, Arkansas to the late James and Margaret Caldwell Dawson. She was of the Baptist faith, enjoyed fishing,

and spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include; her husband: Roy Kelems of the home; one daughter: Monica Kramer (Clifton) of Lake City, Arkansas; three sons: Andrew Roberson of Lake City, Arkansas, Dustin Kelems of…

Rickey Lee Johnson Jul 11, 2018 »

Rickey Lee Johnson, 54, of Bragg City, Missouri passed away on July 11, 2018 in Jefferson City, Missouri. He was born on February 23, 1964 in Kennett, Missouri to Bobby Lee and Deloris Casey Johnson. He was an artist and enjoyed playing the guitar, fishing and especially spending time with his family.

Survivors include; his Mom and Pop: Deloris and Doyne Glass of Bragg City, Missouri; three brothers: Randy Johnson of Kennett, Missouri, Keith Johnson (Michelle) of Kennett, and Derek Glass…

Margie Lee Tyler Jul 10, 2018 »

Margie Lee Tyler, 84, of Caraway, Arkansas passed away on July 10, 2018 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House. She was born on December 24, 1933 in Trumann, Arkansas to the late Herbert and Gertie Dunkerson Jeffers. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Caraway, loved taking care of her family, cooking, and making flower arrangements. Her home was always open and she was a mentor to many in Caraway. She was Maw Margie to many.

Survivors include; two daughters: Rhonda Brown…

Cecil Wayne French Jul 07, 2018 »

Cecil Wayne French, 76, of Jonesboro, Arkansas passed away on July 7, 2018 at NEA Baptist Hospital. He was born on November 17, 1941 in Jonesboro, Arkansas to the late Cecil Elmer and Eva Lucille Clemmer French. He was a member of the Apostolic Lighthouse Church and a lifelong learner.

Survivors include; his wife: Melva French of the home; one son: Gregory Wayne French of Port Aransas, Texas; one brother: David French (Dianna) of Monroe, Georgia; one sister: Delores Brown (Dennis) of…

Lola Iva Frans Jul 07, 2018 »

Mrs. Lola Iva Newcomb Frans, 79, passed away at Three Rivers Nursing Home in Marked Tree.

Lola was born in Tyronza AR on April 10, 1939 to the late Arlander & Mildred Newcomb. She attended school in Tyronza, achieving All Star status with the ladies Chiefs basketball team her Sr year.

Lola moved with her family to Yuma AZ in the late spring of 1957. Since completing most of her senior year in the Tyronza School District, she was allowed to receive her High School diploma from there, even…

Eulyss Claton Roberts Jul 06, 2018 »

Eulyss Clayton Roberts, 58, of Walnut Ridge died on July 5, 2018 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. He was born on January 23, 1960 in Walnut Ridge by the late Otis and Irene Roberts. He was a member of Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in Walnut Ridge, a Navy Veteran, and lived most of his life in Lawrence County.

Survivors include; his wife: Jessica Roberts of the home and children, Makayla and Blaine of Texas; four daughters: Keri Ezell and husband Jeremy of Hoxie,…

Lonzo Britt Jul 05, 2018 »

Mr. Lonzo Jessie Britt passed away June 27, 2018 at the Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould, Arkansas. The family has requested a private disposition under the direction of Faith Funeral Service, Manila, Arkansas.

Eulyss Clayton Roberts Jul 05, 2018 »

Eulyss Clayton Roberts, 58, of Walnut Ridge died on July 5, 2018 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. He was born on January 23, 1960 in Walnut Ridge by the late Otis and Irene Roberts. He was a member of Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in Walnut Ridge, a Navy Veteran, and lived most of his life in Lawrence County.

Survivors include; his wife: Jessica Roberts of the home and children, Makayla and Blaine of Texas; four daughters: Keri Ezell and husband Jeremy of Hoxie,…

Jennifer Carmon Jul 05, 2018 »

Jennifer Renee Carmon, 43, of Bono, Arkansas passed away on Monday, July 2, 2018 at St. Bernards's Medical Center, Jonesboro, Arkansas. She was born June 13, 1975 in Jonesboro, Arkansas to the late Bill and Nina Pierce Brown. She loves to fish, sing along with the radio, sitting on the front porch, and enjoying her grandchildren.

Survivors include; three sons: Cody Dill (Sarah) of Paragould, Arkansas, Levi Dill of Bono, Arkansas, and Caden Carmon of Hot Springs, Arkansas; one daughter: Paisley…

Eileen Shelia McCormick Jul 03, 2018 »

Eileen Sheila McCormick, 83, of Monette, has reunited with the love of her life, the late Mr. Frank Laverne McCormick, Sunday, July 1, 2018 while surrounded by her loving family at home.

Born Dec. 30, 1934 in Soham, Cambridgeshire, England. She was the daughter of the late Horace Sydney and Mary Ann Sarah Griggs. Mrs. McCormick absolutely loved to spend time showering her children with love. She was a dedicated mother, wife, and friend. She was a member of Monette Church of Christ.

She…

Willie E Crossno Jun 30, 2018 »

Willie E. Crossno, 74, of Steele, Missouri passed away on June 30, 2018 at St. Francis Medical Center. He was born on February 14, 1944 in Gobler, Missouri to the late Alvin and Betty Louise Crossno.

Survivors include; six children: Michael Ray Crossno of St. Louis, Missouri, Dawn Chamberlain of Paragould, Arkansas, Michael E. Crossno of Kennett, Missouri, Keith Crossno of Campbell, Missouri, Steven Crossno of Paragould, Arkansas, and Ricky Crossno of Paragould, Arkansas; two brothers:…

Ivon Soden Jun 29, 2018 »

Ivon Soden, 88 of Jonesboro, Arkansas passed away Thursday, June 21, 2018 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center, Jonesboro. She was born August 6, 1929 in Uno, Arkansas to H.D. and Ruth Fortenberry Soden. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Jonesboro, loved reading, graduated high school at the age of fifteen, went to work in Washington at the age of sixteen, and retired from the FBI.

Survivors include, three sisters: Peggy Gray of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Kathy Turner (Roy…

Winston Hitchcock Jun 28, 2018 »

Winston Hitchcock, 62, of Manila, Arkansas passed away on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was born on October 3, 1955 in Joiner, Arkansas to Charley and Opal Chrisman Hitchcock. He enjoyed playing cards, dice, dominoes, listening to oldies music and he loved kids, but his passion was weight lifting, which he did every day.

He is survived by one son: Randy Haynes; one daughter: Angela Wilburn; his grandchildren and a host of other…

James Robert Amick Jun 27, 2018 »

James Robert Amick, 57 of Trumann, Arkansas passed away Sunday, June 24, 2018 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was born September 8, 1960 in Santa Cruz, California to John M. and Dolores M.(Fuentes) Amick. He served in the United States Navy aboard the USS WM. H. STANDLEY CG-32, and, as an Operation Specialist, participated in Operation Eagle Claw with the Carrier Group Nimitz in the Persian Gulf during the 1980-81 Iran Hostage Crisis. He loved sports and was…

Barbie Lynn Blackwell Jun 26, 2018 »

Barbie Blackwell ,40, passed away Thursday, June 7, 2018 in Trumann, Arkansas. She was born July 27, 1977 in Jonesboro, Arkansas to Lexter and Mary Jones Adams. She was a religious, happy, funny, and caring person. She would help anyone. Barbie was one of a kind. She brought happiness to everyone she met and she never met a stranger. She will be loved and missed dearly. We were blessed for knowing her.

She was preceded in death by her husband: James Blackwell; one daughter: Hayley Reeve;…

Robert Guy Batterton, Jr. Jun 22, 2018 »

Robert Guy Batterton, Jr., 62 of Walnut Ridge, Arkansas passed away Thursday, June 21, 2018 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was born October 3, 1955 in Ashdown, Arkansas to Robert Guy and Beulah Christian Batterton.

Survivors include; one son: Robbie Batterton of Walnut Ridge, Arkansas; one daughter: Brandy Courtney of Walnut Ridge, Arkansas; three grandchildren, who were very important to him: Lilly, Lacie, and Layton Christian; one sister: Brenda Devor…

Amiya Grace Ruiz Jun 19, 2018 »

Amiya Grace Ruiz, 2, of Paragould, Arkansas passed away on June 19, 2018 at her home after a battle with leukemia. She was born on January 20, 2016 in Paragould, Arkansas to Christian and Erica Lewis Ruiz. She loved Paw Patrol, Minnie Mouse, and Frozen.

Survivors include: her parents: Christian and Erica Ruiz of the home; one brother on the way: Peyton Ruiz; grandmothers: Annette Lewis of Paragould, Arkansas and Kathy Ruiz of Hoxie, Arkansas; three aunts: Aleshia Stuard of Paragould,…

Billy Wayne Holcomb Jun 14, 2018 »

Billy Wayne Holcomb, 73 of Paragould, Arkansas departed this life on June 14, 2018 at his home. He was born on February 16, 1945 in Lunsford, Arkansas to Eugene and Dovie Farmer Holcomb. Bill was a proud veteran of the United States Army. He made his living as a welder, truck driver and as one of the co-owners of Brothers Construction with his brother Byron Halcomb. He lived in Burton, Michigan until he moved back to Arkansas in 1992. Bill married Paula “Sherry” Jackson on July 5,…

Peggy Sue Kersey Walker Jun 13, 2018 »

Peggy Sue Kersey Walker, 59, of Paragould, Arkansas passed away Monday, June 11, 2018 at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. She was born on May 6, 1959 in Paragould, Arkansas to the late Cleatus and Loetta Kersey. She enjoyed going out to eat pizza and steak, watching TV, and shopping.

Survivors include; three sisters: Elva Lynxwiler, Fay Warner, and Diane Holt; one brother: Jerry Kersey; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she…

Steve Cook Jun 12, 2018 »

Steve C Cook, 68, of Manila, Arkansas passed away on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at NEA Baptist Hospital. He was born on January 9, 1950 in Jonesboro, Arkansas to the late Chester and Ruth McGowan Cook. He was a member of the Nettleton Church of Christ, retired from Arkansas State Police after 27 years, was a very loving man, and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include; loving caregiver and companion: Lee Ann Cook Austin (Tony) of the home; three daughters: Laura Ruth…

James Wilson Mason Jun 11, 2018 »

James Wilson Mason, 71, of Wynne, Arkansas passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at his home. He was born on November 13, 1946 in Wynne, Arkansas to the late Archie Eugene and Junnie Inez Aston Mason. He was a member of the Church of Christ and enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching John Wayne movies, and especially spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include; his wife of 52 years: Shirley Mason of the home; two sons: James Matthew Mason of the home and…

Ancle Dale Graham Jun 10, 2018 »

Ancle Dale Graham, 82, of Bono, Arkansas, died June 9, 2018, at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro.

He was born January 2, 1936, in Walnut Ridge, to Robert F. Graham and Virginia Faye (Mathews) Graham. He joined the Arkansas National Guard in 1954 and served until his honorable discharge in 1963 as a Staff Sergeant. He graduated from Arkansas State University in 1967. From 1967 until his retirement in 1994, he worked for IBM in the Federal Systems Division. While with IBM…

Leslie C Smith Jun 08, 2018 »

Leslie C. Smith, 86, of Jonesboro went home to be with our Lord and Savior on June 7, 2018. He lost the fight here on Earth, but won the battle on the other side. He was born February 14, 1932 in St. Louis, Missouri. He lived most of his life in Missouri and 18 ½ years in Michigan, moving to Jonesboro in 2009.

He was a builder of several houses, two motels, and an apartment building. He was in the motel business for 18 years.

He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great…

Gary Stone Jun 07, 2018 »

Gary Stone, 69 of Wappapello, Missouri passed away at his home, Tuesday, June 5, 2018.

He was born August 7, 1948 to Willard and Pauline Stone in Kennett, Missouri. He enjoyed boat riding, spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include; two sons: Timmy Stone (Christy) of Benton, Missouri, Jason Stone (Katrina) of Advance, Missouri; one daughter: Lora Stone-Hedrick (Steven); one brother: Willford Stone of Kennett, Missouri; one sister: Phyllis Jackson of Kennett, Missouri;…

Donna Marie Carter Jun 06, 2018 »

Donna Marie Carter, 52, of Lepanto, Arkansas passed away on June 4, 2018 at Stormont Vail Health in Topeka, Kansas. She was born on August 23, 1965 in Elgin, Illinois to Thomas and Katy Roach Carter. She enjoyed decorating and spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include her mother; one daughter: Sandra Darty of Trumann, Arkansas; one son: Ronald Darty of Lepanto, Arkansas; four sisters: Sandra Gann of Hardy, Arkansas, Sherry Long (Tim) of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Linda Carter of…

Terry Lee Campbell Jun 06, 2018 »

Terry Lee Campbell, 50, of Lake City, Arkansas passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at his home. He was born on February 20, 1968 in Jonesboro, Arkansas to Billy Wayne and Martha Ann Riley Campbell. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, and hunting for arrowheads.

Survivors include; his mother: Martha Campbell of Jonesboro, Arkansas; his wife: Sheila Campbell of the home; two daughters: Brittney Brandon (Hunter) of Caraway, Arkansas and Tara Winford (Cole) of Lake City, Arkansas; five…

Jimmie Lavern Rogers Jun 05, 2018 »

Jimmie Lavern Rogers, 84 of Paragould, Arkansas passed away June 2, 2018 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was born October 19, 1933 in Marmaduke, Arkansas to Dewey Washington and Onnie Lee Eaker. He enjoyed watching westerns.

Survivors include: granddaughter: Alexandra Ivy of Jonesboro, Arkansas; granddaughter: Adrienne Rogers of Memphis, Tennessee, grandchildren: Mary, Kerri, and Amanda Brewer of Paragould, Arkansas; great grandchildren: Avery, Cameron,…

Dellena Kay Wyrick Jun 04, 2018 »

Dellena Kay Wyrick, 50 of Hornersville, Missouri went to be with the Lord Friday, June 1, 2018 after a long battle with an illness. She was born November 25, 1967 in Kennett, Missouri to Bob and Clara Deane Hurst Coleman. She was a Christian, God fearing woman who shared his love with whomever ask. She loved to write poetry, spend time with her grandchildren, she was a foster care parent, she was manager of Chartwell Food Service at the the Senath-Hornersville school district. The more she…

Bryan Van Moody Jun 04, 2018 »

Bryan Van Moody

March 18, 1962- June 4, 2018

On Monday, June 4, 2018, Bryan Moody, of Blytheville, Arkansas, beloved Father, Brother, and Partner passed away peacefully at the age of 56.

Bryan was a talented craftsman, made evident by beautiful creations built during his 33 years as co-owner of Innovations in Trim, alongside his brother, Kent. When not working, Bryan loved pushing limits on his motorcycle, or discovering the world through books.

Bryan will be forever and lovingly missed by…

Rickie Mae Varnell Jun 02, 2018 »

Rickie Mae Varnell, 63, of Blytheville, Arkansas passed away on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. She was born on March 27, 1955 in Wilson, Arkansas to Oscar and Bonnie Pollard Shubert. She was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed shopping and playing with her dogs.

Survivors include; her husband: Billy Varnell of the home; her mother: Bonnie Boren of Gosnell, Arkansas; one daughter: Lisa Mitchell (Gary) of Dell, Arkansas; one son: Ronnie Bradley of…

Raymond L Freeman Jun 01, 2018 »

Raymond L. Freeman, 86, of Jonesboro, Arkansas passed away on June 1, 2018 at his home.

He was born on March 15, 1932 in Poughkeepsie, Arkansas to the late Henry and Dosh Freeman. He was a truck driver and enjoyed fishing, camping, yard sales, selling watermelons, and loved talking to people.

Memorial services will be held on June 13, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Mt. Zion Church, 304 W Allen, Jonesboro, Arkansas with David Davis officiating.

Robert "Gene" Kern May 30, 2018 »

Robert “Gene” Kern, 63, of Paragould, AR, formerly of Blytheville, passed away Monday, May 28, 2018, after an accident at his home. Born in Danville, IL to Robert Dean Kern and Pauline Elizabeth Hines Kern on August 6, 1954, he was the oldest of six children. Gene entered the United States Air Force in 1972, where he served for 20 years, retiring in 1992.

In 1973 he married Beth Grider and they had two children. In 1990 he married Julie Watson Humblet and added two more children to…

Elmer Loyd May 30, 2018 »

Elmer Loyd, 79 passed away Tuesday May 29, 2018 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was born April 10, 1939 in Vanndale, Arkansas to Elmer White and Hazel Viola Jones Loyd. He served in the United States Navy, enjoyed fishing, spending time with family and friends.


Survivors include his wife: Christina Loyd of Wynne, Arkansas; one daughter: Kelly Lawrence of Wynne, Arkansas; two step daughters: Patricia Jamieson and Lillian Perez both of Scotland; one step son:…

Charles Ray Coleman May 30, 2018 »

Charles Ray Coleman, 54, of Perkinston, Mississippi passed away on May 30, 2018 at St. Joseph Inpatient Hospice in Gulfport, Mississippi. He was born on November 14, 1963 in Osceola, Arkansas to the late Charles Edward and Virginia Eileen Townson Coleman.

Survivors include; his significant other: Marilyn Gentry of the home; two sisters: Brenda Billiot of McHenry, Mississippi and Vera White of Gulfport, Mississippi; and a host of other family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was…

Gordon Bartlett Shannon May 29, 2018 »

Gordon Bartlett Shannon, 81, of Jonesboro, Arkansas passed away on Monday, May 28, 2018 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House. He was born on June 2, 1936 in Earle, Arkansas to the late Durward Gordon and Alva Bartlett Shannon. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church, retired manager of Sherwin Williams Store, worked as a Shelter Insurance agent for twenty years, and worked for John Deere for twenty years.

Survivors include; his wife of 61 years: Elaine Shannon of the home; four…

Eva L. Holiman May 27, 2018 »

Eva L. Holiman, 75 of Monette, Arkansas passed away Saturday, May 26, 2018 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Arkansas. She was born in Manila, Arkansas November 27, 1942 to Claude Sylvester and Alma Loreda Harris. She loved to dance, enjoyed music, spending time with her grandchildren, she loved all of her family.

Survivors include, one daughter: Pam Shirley of Caraway, Arkansas; two sons: Buddy Jewell, Jr. of Nashville, Tennessee, Danny Jewell of Osceola, Arkansas;…

Ozella Slly Holifield May 22, 2018 »

Ozella Sally Holifield of Paragould, Arkansas 83 passed away Sunday, May 20, 2018.

She was born September 21, 1934 in Greene County, Arkansas to Thomas T. and Molly Copeland Barrow. She was member of Lake Street Baptist Church in Paragould, Arkansas, enjoyed flowers, gardening and spending time with her grandchildren.


She is survived by one daughter: Vickie Gunn (Dallas) of Rector, Arkansas, two sons: Jerry Watson and Michael Watson both of Paragould, Arkansas; one brother: Roy Barrow of…

Barbara Owen Feeser May 21, 2018 »

Barbara Owen Feeser, 75, of Jonesboro, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, May 19, 2018. She was born on February 28, 1943 in Crosby, North Dakota to the late Arnold and Agnes Bardal. She moved to Arkansas in 1963 and retired from Union Planters Bank in 1999. She was the wife of Carroll Feeser for twenty-one happy years together.

She was an active member of Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church. She volunteered at Helping Neighbors Food Pantry, cofounder of Gluten…

Raymee Cullen May 20, 2018 »

Raymee Cullen, 63, of Paragould passed away Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould, Arkansas. He was born February 28, 1955 in Monette, Arkansas to Carlean and Eva Strickland Cullen. He attended Bono Church of Christ, enjoyed bowling, dancing, watching wrestling and reading magazines.

Survivors include; two brothers: Joel Cullen (Bonnie) of Bono, Arkansas, Bill Cullen of Jonesboro, Arkansas; two sisters: Malda Garrison of Monette, Arkansas, Sheila Parten…

Carolyn Patricia Reynolds May 20, 2018 »

Carolyn Patricia Reynolds, 74, of Mount Juliet, Tennessee passed away on Friday, May 18, 2018 at Summit Hospital. She was born on November 26, 1943 in Leachville, Arkansas to the late Walter and Bessie Meeker Master. She was of the Baptist Faith, and enjoyed gardening, cooking, sports – especially the Arkansas Razorbacks, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include; two sons: Jeff Reynolds (Andrea) of Tupelo, Mississippi and Matthew Reynolds (Christy) of Mount Juliet,…

John Wayne Williams May 19, 2018 »

John Wayne Williams, 78, of Valley View/ Westside, Arkansas entered into his heavenly home on May 19, 2018 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was born on April 1, 1940 to the late Arthur Darrell and Opal Joyce Owens Williams.

John lived most of his life in Bay, Arkansas. He owned John’s Foreign Car Service for 20 years, he then worked for Columbia Forrest Products for 15 years, after which he went to work for U-Haul and the Toyota Dealership for many more…

Glenn Arlen Campbell May 18, 2018 »

Glenn Arlen Campbell, 63 of Walnut Ridge, Arkansas passed away at his home, Wednesday, May 16, 2018. He was born November 9, 1954 to James and Jewelene Elizabeth Toy Campbell in Artesia, California. He was of the Baptist faith, loved flowers (he had that green thumb touch), cooking, loved banana pudding, milk shakes, playing cards, painting, collecting marbles (14,981) dancing, singing, and was a very friendly people person and giving to others.

Survivors include his wife: Phyllis Campbell;…

Marvin Walter Clay May 18, 2018 »


Marvin Walter Clay, 88, of Jonesboro, Arkansas passed away on May 16, 2018 at his home. He was born on August 20, 1929 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas to the late Floyd and Edna Thain Clay. He was a faithful member of the choir at Carr Memorial Methodist Church for over forty years, married to Lucille Merritt on November 28, 1950, and a graduate of Pine Bluff High School in 1947 where he played the trumpet in the band under “Scrubby” Watson. He was an Army Veteran and served at Fort…

Dennis Cole Young May 18, 2018 »

Dennis Cole Young, 26, of Pocahontas, Arkansas passed away on May 16, 2018 as the result of an automobile accident. He was born on January 20, 1992 in Blytheville, Arkansas to the late Archie Dennis and Lisa Ann Williamson Young. He loved music, playing sports, being outdoors, and was very family oriented, especially spending time with his nephew.

Survivors include; Grandparents: Robert and Nancy Williamson of Pocahontas, Arkansas; one brother: Robert Tyler Young of Pocahontas, Arkansas;…

Jimmie Lee Smith, Sr. May 18, 2018 »

Jimmie Smith, Sr., 73, of Kennett, passed away Thursday, May 17, 2018 at his residence.

Jimmie, son of Bob Smith and Mary Ruth Smith, was born May 20, 1944 in Deering, MO.

Smith was retired from Home Depot and Emerson Electric. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed cooking, canning, gardening and spending time with his grandchildren.

Smith is survived by his mother, Mary Ruth Smith of Kennett, a brother, Tommie Smith (Betty) of Bragg City, a sister, Rose Mary Dawson of Kennett, three sons,…

James Clay La Rue May 17, 2018 »

James Clay LaRue, 65 of Corning, Arkansas passed away Friday May 11, 2018 at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. He was born February 25, 1953 in Detroit, Michigan to Clarence “Pud” and Helen Marie Turner LaRue.

Survivors include; his wife: Kim Underhill LaRue; children: Samuel LaRue, Shaun (Angela) LaRue, Jennifer (Jim) Batten, Jonathan (Kristy) Bybee; Siblings: Loretta Williams, Joyce (Ewert) Larson, Susan (Pete) Cox, Bill (Laura) LaRue, James (Sharon)…

Adrian Lee Moore May 16, 2018 »

Adrian Lee Moore, 38, of Pocahontas, Arkansas passed away on Friday, May 11, 2018.

Survivors include; his mother: Pat Pankey of Manila; his father: Ricky Moore of Leachville, Arkansas; two sons: Devon and Dawson Wade both of Blytheville, Arkansas; one brother: Austin Moore of Manila, Arkansas; one sister-in-law: Melissa Moore of Manila, Arkansas; and a host of other family and friends.

A visitation will be held on Monday, May 21, 2018 at Faith Funeral Service chapel from 5:00 p.m. until…

Dellner Ray McKellar May 16, 2018 »

Dellner Ray McKellar, 71, of Harrisburg, Arkansas passed away on May 15, 2018 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center. He was born on January 5, 1947 in Wynne, Arkansas to the late Jessie and Iris Morelock McKellar. He was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed woodworking, fishing, and dancing.

Survivors include; he wife: Pallie McKellar of the home; four daughters: Annette Pugh of Russellville, Arkansas, Sherry McKellar of Russellville, Arkansas, Rhonda Dunahue of Mississippi, and Anita Smith of…

Leroy “Hippie” Clay Lansdell May 14, 2018 »

Leroy (Hippie) Clay Lansdell, 60, passed away at his home in Marmaduke, Arkansas Friday, May 11, 2018. He was born June 3, 1957 in Trumann, Arkansas to Vaughn and Laura Headley Lansdell. He loved to ride motorcycles, loved pretty women, watching westerns, eating catfish and aggravating his grandkids.

Survivors include; his wife: Lois; one daughter: Kerri Foster (Steve) of Paragould, Arkansas; one son: Kenneth Lansdell (Sarah) USMC stationed in Honolulu, Hawaii; grandchildren: Taylor…

Randy Clark May 11, 2018 »

Randy Glen Clark, 63, of Paragould, Arkansas passed away on April 30, 2018 at his home. He was born on March 6, 1955 in Paragould, Arkansas to Weldon and Ruby Clark.

Survivors include; his father: Weldon Clark of Paragould, Arkansas; his wife: Debbie Jarrett Clark of the home; seven children: Dewayne Clark of Paragould, Arkansas; Tabitha Miller of Alabama, Allen Herren of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Chrissy Beasley of Poughkeepsie, Arkansas, Glen Clark of Michigan, Becky Smith of Paragould,…

Thomas Yarbro May 11, 2018 »

Thomas Alvin Yarbro, 80, of Harrisburg, Arkansas passed away on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center. He was born on March 7, 1938 in Manila, Arkansas to the late Thurmond and Rachel Vastbinder Yarbro. He was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed fishing and playing pool.

Survivors include; one daughter: Teresa Ann Hoffman of Waterford, Wisconsin; one son: Timothy Yarbro (Peggy) of Wonder Lake, Illinois; two step-sons: Scott Bolton of Paragould, Arkansas and Mark Bolt…

Brenda Wilson May 08, 2018 »

Brenda Sue Wilson, 71, of Paragould, Arkansas passed away on Monday, May 7, 2018 at St. Bernards Medical Center. She was born on March 7, 1947 in Knobel, Arkansas to the late Frank and Marie Stanphill Turner. She was a Christian and enjoyed swinging, drinking coffee, and visiting with her family.

Survivors include; two daughters: Rebecca Weaver and Patricia Adams (Billy) all of Paragould, Arkansas; three brothers: Mike Turner, Kimmy Turner, and George Conway all of Paragould, Arkansas;…

Deborah Carter Apr 28, 2018 »

Deborah Kaye Carter (Debra Lancaster), 62, of Manila, Arkansas passed away at her home on Thursday, April 26, 2018. She was born on February 22, 1956 in Osceola, Arkansas to Gene Carter and Sue Boyd (Carter) Hubble. She enjoyed sewing, reading, playing on the computer and camping.

Survivors include; two brothers: Kenneth Carter (Cathy) of Dyess, Arkansas, Tommy Carter (Betty) of Bondsville, Arkansas; one sister: Kathrine May (Gordon) of Etowah, Arkansas; three daughters: Leslie Browning…

Dorothy Raye Burns Apr 27, 2018 »

Dorothy Raye Burns, 79 of Walnut Ridge, Arkansas passed away Friday, April 27, 2018 at her home. She was born in Louisiana Missouri on February 6, 1939 to Charles Russell and Dorothy Alden Zorn. She was a Christian who believed in God and Jesus Christ. She was united in marriage to Willis "Tiger" Burns for twenty years, and her lifelong companion Ernie Latham for forty years. She cleaned houses, worked in the Food Service and at Gemini factory. She enjoyed reading, doing puzzles, fishing (in…

Kathryn Murphree Apr 26, 2018 »

Kathryn L. Murphree, 79 of Paragould, Arkansas passed away Wednesday April 25, 2018 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House, Jonesboro, Arkansas. She was born in Joiner, Arkansas August 23, 1938 to Leslie James and Mattie Celie McFall Beal. She was a member of the Paragould Church of God, enjoyed watching the birds in her birdfeeders, boat riding, riding horses, shopping, loved shoes, eating out and having a McDonald’s Mocha Fappe, watching soap operas, her favorite was “The Young…

Tony Burke Apr 25, 2018 »

Tony Van Burke, 54 of Kennett, Missouri passed away at his home Tuesday, April 24, 2018.

He was born October 30, 1963 in Kennett, Missouri to James Jordan and Wanda Mae Champlain Burke. He worked as an auto mechanic for B & H Auto and Faughts Station and was known as one of “The Best” mechanics around that could fix anything. He loved spending time with his family and friends.

Survivors include; his wife: Paula Ford Burke of Kennett, Missouri, One daughter: Amanda Crafton (Gene)…

Jimmy Smith Apr 25, 2018 »

Jimmy Richard Smith, age 62, passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 24 at Woodbriar Nursing Home in Harrisburg, AR. He was born August 23, 1955 to Jeff and Georgia Smith of Weiner, AR. Jimmy lived most of his life in the family home in Weiner before moving to Woodbriar. He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Johnny and Tom, sister Patsy, and niece Mindy. Survivors include sister in law Glenda, nieces Stacey and Missy, three great nephews, and dear friends Marc and Lewis Hogue,…

Gary Gene Holland Apr 23, 2018 »

Gary Gene Holland ,67 of Collinsville, Illinois passed away April 16, 2018 at Barns Jewish Hospital in St Louis, Missouri.

Gary worked for the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency in Arnold, Missouri for twenty eight years as a Cartographer, served nineteen months in the United States Army with Honorable discharge, avid cardinal fan and love the Beatles music, he was the best keyboard player, and taught his grandchildren little notes on the piano, loved to travel, go camping, and loved…

Sara Jane Estep Apr 14, 2018 »

Sara Jane Estep, 41 passed away Friday, April 6, 2018 in Jonesboro, Arkansas. She was born June 20, 1976 to William and Evelyn Helems Smith in Newport, Arkansas. He enjoyed writing song lyrics and poems, loved to read and color.

Survivors include; her mother: Evelyn Smith; four daughters: Sara Mingues of Judsonia, Arkansas, Tiffany Tingley of Lebanon, Oklahoma, Jessica Smith of Trumann, Arkansas, Brittany Smith of Trumann, Arkansas; one sister: Lois Smith of Trumann, Arkansas; one brother:…

John Wesley Chamberlain, Sr Apr 14, 2018 »

John Wesley Chamberlain, SR, 74, of Rector, Arkansas passed away on March 27, 2018 at St. Bernards Medical Center, Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was born on February 18, 1944 in Pocahontas, Arkansas to Ethel and Cecil Lorene Ellis Chamberlain. He enjoyed watching westerns and spending time with his grandkids.

Survivors include; two sons: John Wesley Chamberlain, JR (Melanie) of Rector, Arkansas, Matthew Wayne Chamberlain (Dawn) of Paragould, Arkansas; six daughters: Nerva Jean Wright (John) of…

Anna Franklin Apr 14, 2018 »

Anna Ivie Franklin, 64, of Black Oak, Arkansas passed away at her home, Sunday, April 4, 2018. She was born September 7, 1953 in Eloy, Arizona to the late Charlie and Ivie Anthony Franks. She enjoyed fishing, landscaping, art and crafts.

Survivors include one daughter: Lisa (Scott) Williams of Black Oak, Arkansas; two sons: Robert (Jamie) Bass of Pocahontas, Arkansas, Terry (Margaret) Bass of Piggott, Arkansas; three step sons: Billy Franklin of Harrisburg, Arkansas, Jerry (Mary) Franklin…

Burl Lynn Smith Apr 14, 2018 »

Burl Lynn Smith, 66 of Monette, Arkansas passed away at his home Saturday, April 14,2018.

He was born August 31, 1951 to Grady Andrew and Betty M. Young Smith in Dyess, Arkansas.

Mr. Smith served his country in the United States Army, was of the Baptist faith, enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife: Linda Smith of 28 years; three daughters: Tracy Cookson (Jerry) of Farmington, Arkansas, Pamela Smith of Paragould, Arkansas, Nikki Lasater…

Shirley Lucas Apr 13, 2018 »

Shirley Edna Lucas, 73, of Blytheville, Arkansas passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at her home. She was born on September 2, 1944 in Armorel, Arkansas to the late Jessie Willard and Eula Mildred Ross Walker. She was a member of the North 10th Street Baptist Church and she enjoyed yard work, gardening, traveling, and she had a special soft spot for children.

Survivors include; one granddaughter: Brandi Southern (James); one brother: Jesse Walker; three sisters: Jean Stegall (Harvey),…

Alfred Flick Apr 11, 2018 »

OBITUARY FOR ALFRED DREW FLICK

Pastor Alfred Drew Flick (Pastor Fred), age 73, went home to be with his Savior late Sunday night, April 8, 2018, at St Bernard's Hospital in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was the son of the late Elmer Elsworth and Beulah Irene (Koch) Flick. He was preceded in death by 4 brothers: Leslie, Roger, Gordon, Junior, and he is survived by 2 brothers, Arthur and Ray.

He is survived by his wife of 26 years and the love of his life, Shirley (Wyman) Flick; his son, Kevin (and…

Bradley Rogers Apr 11, 2018 »

Bradley W. Rogers, 9 days old, of Paragould, Arkansas passed away on April 6, 2018 at Arkansas Methodist Hospital. He was born on March 28, 2018 in Paragould, Arkansas to Kenneth Rogers and Taylor Bass.

Survivors include; his mother: Taylor Bass; his father: Kenneth Rogers; maternal grandparents: Wayne and Leeanne Bass; paternal grandparents: Michael and Crystal Turner and Heath Rogers; paternal uncles: Carson Rogers, Braxton Rogers; paternal great-grandparents: Elizabeth and Wes Lindsey…

Bertha Mae Reid Apr 09, 2018 »

Bertha Mae Reid was born August 8, 1933 in Caraway, Arkansas to Borden McConnell and Esther Davis. Sister of Eual Wayne Vanhorn, Melba Jean Downs, Esther Lee Hodges, Anita Huett, Floyd Mc Connell and Ludenna Pettypool. She was wife to Monroe Reid for fifty-two years.

Mother of Deliah, Carol Lowery, Lila Denise Treece, Sheila Ann Richmond, and Sonya Dee May (Steve). Grandmother of Sam Isham (Jackie), Trey Austin (Alisha), Brent Isham, Patience Lyssy (Duane), Mandi Stutts (Danny), Melissa…

Anna Ivie Franklin Apr 09, 2018 »

Anna Ivie Franklin, 64, of Black Oak, Arkansas passed away at her home, Sunday, April 4, 2018. She was born September 7, 1953 in Eloy, Arizona to the late Charlie and Ivie Anthony Franks. She enjoyed fishing, landscaping, art and crafts.

Survivors include one daughter: Lisa (Scott) Williams of Black Oak, Arkansas; two sons: Robert (Jamie) Bass of Pocahontas, Arkansas, Terry (Margaret) Bass of Piggott, Arkansas; three step sons: Billy Franklin of Harrisburg, Arkansas, Jerry (Mary) Franklin…

David Lawrence Apr 09, 2018 »

David Wayne Lawrence, 64, of Brookland, Arkansas passed away on April 8, 2018 at Baptist Memorial East Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. He was born on September 17, 1953 in Illinois to Ernest and Erma Johnson Lawrence. He served his country in the United States Marines and Navy, he always said "Once a Marine always a Marine" Semper Fi. He loved animals, reading, fishing and gaming, he had plenty of friends and would make an appearance to keep friendships, but he was basically a loner.

Dorothy Farrow Apr 06, 2018 »


Dorothy J. Farrow, 75, of Manila, passed away, surrounded by her loved ones, Wednesday afternoon, April 4, 2018, after a long battle with illness, she went to be with the Lord. She was born November 22, 1942 in Leachville to Gene and Dorthy (Hall) Carter.



Dorothy lived the majority of her life in Manila. She was a graduate of the Manila High School. She had an extensive career in her life. Her last, being a door greeter at the Blytheville Wal-Mart, from which she retired.

Maudie White Apr 05, 2018 »

Maudie Nevada White, 88 passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at Lexington Place in Jonesboro, Arkansas. She was born on May 24, 1929 to the late Claudia Mitchell.

In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by; three sons: Rusty White (Deborah), John White (Jana) and Jerry White; one daughter: Deborah Waters (Danny); one sister in law: Oma Lee White.

Survivors include; two sons: Rick White (Harriet) and Michael White (Donna); eighteen grandchildren: Christel Reinberg (Paul), Heather…

Roberta Mitchell Mar 29, 2018 »

Roberta Mitchell, 72 of Paragould, Arkansas passed away Saturday, March 17, 2018 at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro, Arkansas. She was born July 6, 1945 in Monteroy Soledad (Mission), California to Jesse Clifford and Myrtle Irene Davidson Hill.

Survivors include; two daughters: Tonya Farr and husband Tommy of Rockford, Illinois, Vanessa J. Hammer and Jerry Langle of Paragould, Arkansas; one son: Rick Mitchell and Debbie Schulerof Rockford, Illinois; three sisters: Paulette Brooks of…

Leo Simpson Childers Mar 25, 2018 »

Leo Simpson Childers, 94, of Jonesboro passed away on Sunday, March 25, 2018. He was born on October 11, 1923 in Ripley, Mississippi to Elmer and Emma Childers. He lived most of his life in Memphis but has been a resident of Jonesboro for the last eleven years.

Leo was a WWII veteran who served as a Marine Corp Sergeant, 2nd Division in the Pacific campaign in Guam, Tinian, and Saipan. He was part of the occupational forces in Japan and Hiroshima after the nuclear bombing. Leo’s twin…

Vada Bell Nichols Mar 24, 2018 »

Vada Bell Nichols, 77, of Cardwell, Missouri passed away on March 24, 2018 at her home. She was born on August 4, 1940 in Rives, Missouri to the late Zeke and Gerthal Ashcraft Mitchell. She was a Christian and enjoyed shopping, buying makeup, getting her hair done, and eating out.

Survivors include; two daughters: Terry Jones (Chris) of Cardwell, Missouri and Johna Washington of Paragould, Arkansas; three sisters: Marene Waters of Little Rock, Arkansas, Peggy Wilson of Paragould,…

Lenora Ann Lewis Mar 21, 2018 »

Lenora Ann Lewis, 63, passed away on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. She was born on July 17, 1954 in Steele, Missouri to Omer and Opal Brown Gestring. She was a Worldwide Church of God member, enjoyed traveling and loved animals.

Survivors include; her husband: Toby Lewis of the home; one brother: William Arthur Gestring of Hayti, Missouri and a host of other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorial Services will be held…

Norma Kee Taylor Mar 21, 2018 »

Norma Kee Taylor, 77, of Walnut Ridge, Arkansas passed away on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center. She was born on December 4, 1940 in West Ridge, Arkansas to James Louis and Adelaide Kee Mobley. Norma was a lifelong resident of Northeast Arkansas and called Walnut Ridge home for the past eight years.

Following in her mother Adelaide’s footsteps, Norma spent her adult life serving the women of the communities she lived in as a salon owner and hairdresser.

Shirley Ann Ashlock Glover Mar 19, 2018 »

Shirley Ann Ashlock Glover was born July27, 1939 at Bay, Arkansas. She passed away from this world Sunday, March 18, 2018 at Jonesboro Healthcare with her husband at her side.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Cecil and Oda Ashlock, three sisters: Betty Rodgers, Peggy Vincent, Joyce Sims and two brothers: Jerry and Ernie Ashlock.

Shirley is survived by her husband of fifty-eight years: Tommy Glover; her sister: Janette Richie; many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

She was a…

Loyd Ray Tillman Mar 16, 2018 »

Loyd Ray Tillman, 74, of Paragould, Arkansas passed away Saturday, March 10, 2018 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center, Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was born October 5, 1943 in Danville, Arkansas to Burgess Ray and Margie Carr Tillman. He was a retired mechanic from Borg Warner in Rockford, Illinois, attended New Life Family Church in Knobel, Arkansas, was a honest man, always doing for others at no charge, he felt he had already been paid through God, church was a big part of his life, loved his…

Arlis Odell Banhart Mar 14, 2018 »

Arlis Odell Banhart, 54 of Lake City, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at St. Bernard Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was born September 16, 1963 in Ozark, Arkansas to John William, Jr. and Janie Nell Stinnett Banhart. He was a truckdriver, hardworking, family-oriented man that loved to have a good time and enjoyed life and was always willing to help anyone without ever being asked.

Survivors include; two sons: John Banhart (Patricia) of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Robert…

Lynda McCormick Mar 14, 2018 »

Lynda Leslie McCormick, 63, of Monette, Arkansas passed away on March 14, 2018 at her home. She was born on September 20,1954 in Cambridge, England U.K. to Frank and Sheila Griggs McCormick. Lynda loved animals, enjoyed gardening and decorating, and she absolutely would not miss an episode of General Hospital.

Survivors include; her husband Mark McCormick of the home; her mother: Sheila McCormick of Monette, Arkansas; two sons: Kerry Michael Holt of Georgia and James Author Parrott of…

Timothy Reeves Mar 14, 2018 »

Timothy Bryant Reeves, 78, of Harrisburg, Arkansas passed away on March 9, 2018 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center. He was born on October 1, 1939 in Douthat, Oklahoma to the late Henry David and Lucille Hawkins Reeves.

Survivors include; one son: Billy Dean Reeves of Newman, California; one step-son: Trebor Ralph Shipley of Morris, Oklahoma; one step-daughter: Rebecca Ann Stafford of Portales, New Mexico; one brother: Bert Reeves of Commerce, Oklahoma; one sister: Nancy Sue Reeves; two…

Dale Allen Long Mar 13, 2018 »

Mr. Dale Allen Long, 73, of Jonesboro, Arkansas passed away Thursday, March 8, 2018 at Ridgecrest Nursing and Rehab. He was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan to Harold Edward and Virginia Marie Worden Long.

He served his country in the United States Navy, enjoyed Nascar, fishing, barbecuing and the Chicago Bears.

Survivors include; two sons: Harold Charles Long of Phoenix, AZ and David Allen Long; stepson: Bobby Garrison of Jonesboro; stepdaughter: Vanessa Rodney of Jonesboro; one brother: Frank…

Boyd Wayne Wilbanks Mar 09, 2018 »

Boyd Wayne Wilbanks,51, of Dyess, Arkansas, passed away March 7, 2018 in North Little Rock, Arkansas. He was born June 10, 1966 in Keiser, Arkansas to Tommy Wilbanks, Sr. and Ella Bradford Wilbanks. He was a member and the Men’s Director of the New Life Tabernacle Church in Wilson, Arkansas, belonged to the Local Ninety Union in Memphis, Tennessee, enjoyed fishing, hunting, working on vehicles and he was a family-oriented man and loved his peanut butter.

Survivors include; his…

Gerald Browning Mar 09, 2018 »

Gerald Browning, 66, of Caraway, Arkansas passed away March 7, 2018 at St. Bernard’s Hospital, Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was born December 18, 1951 in Caraway, Arkansas to James Gordon and Ella Leona Taylor Browning. He enjoyed playing music, spending time with family, grandchildren, and his sisters on Thursdays.

Survivors include; one son: Daniel Browning of Caraway, Arkansas, two daughters: April (Chris) Despain of Lake City, Arkansas, Deana Kober (Paul) of Cave City, Arkansas;…

Ed Walker Mar 09, 2018 »

Ed Walker, 66 of Jonesboro, Arkansas passed away at his home, March 8, 2018. He was born April 6, 1951 in Weona, Arkansas to Albert and Hattie Hogue Walker. He enjoyed fishing and he was loved by everyone.

Survivors include; two daughters: Karrie Ann Walker of Wynne, Arkansas, Tabitha Walker of Texas; many grandchildren; two brothers; three sisters.

In addition to his parents; he was preceded in death by many siblings.

The family would like to say a special Thank you to the Flo and Phil…

Cynthia M. Grover Mar 09, 2018 »

Cynthia M. Grover, 60, of Leachville, Arkansas passed away Friday, March 9, 2018 at the Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould, Arkansas. She was born December 12, 1957 to Roger and Marie Johnson Lyons in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. She loved Christian music, angels, butterflies, arts, crafts, photography, reading, watching cartoons, family and anyone that she ever met automatically was considered family to her, she had a big heart and would help anyone in need.

Survivors include; children:…

Cliffton Pillow Mar 08, 2018 »

Cliffton M. Pillow, 70, passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was born May 21, 1947 in Paragould, Arkansas to C.A. and Imogene Keelor Pillow. He served in the United States Navy, enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with family.

Survivors include; a brother: Bob Pillow and family; grandchildren :Chris Pillow and family; Kevin Pillow and family; April Jones; children: Malissia Pillow and Bryan Pillow.

In addition to…

John Hancock Mar 01, 2018 »

John Marcus Hancock,53, of Harrisburg, Arkansas passed away on February 27, 2018 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was born on August 24, 1964 in Trumann, Arkansas to the late Allen Ruben and Lillian Luella Guest Hancock. He was of the Christian Faith, enjoyed singing, going to movies and spending time with family.

Survivors include; two sisters: Rosemary (Terry) Holman of Lamar, Arkansas and Joeanne (Johnny) Matthews of Harrisburg, Arkansas; nieces and nephews:…

Doris March Feb 28, 2018 »

Doris Nichole “Nikki” March, 42, of Paragould, Arkansas passed away on February 27, 2018 at Arkansas Methodist Hospital. She was born on February 27, 1976 in Paragould, Arkansas to Jimmy Shaver and Carolyn Cooper. Member of Greater Vision Ministries, loved her family, loved being a Mom and Nana, and listening to music. She was dearly loved by all and her family will never be the same.

Survivors include; her father: Jimmy Shaver of Jonesboro, Arkansas; mom and dad: Elvis and…

Kenneth Baker Feb 28, 2018 »

Kenneth Baker, 59, of Monette, Arkansas passed away on February 26, 2018 at his home. He was born on September 17, 1958 in Kennett, Missouri to Joseph Lee and Wilma Ruth Crabtree Baker. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and tinkering with tools.

Survivors include; his mother: Wilma Baker of Monette, Arkansas; three daughters: Angela Baker of Monette, Arkansas, Tina Baker of Flint, Michigan, and Crystal Baker of Flint, Michigan; one son: Kenny Baker, Jr. of Flint, Michigan; four grandchildren:…

Alexa Jean Dunlap Feb 27, 2018 »

Alexa Jean Dunlap was born into Heaven on Friday, February 15, 2018 in Jonesboro, Arkansas to Kevin and Brandy Wilson Dunlap.

In addition to her parents, survivors include; three brothers: Jameson Dunlap, Austyn and Slayton Elkins; three sisters: Zoi Wilson, Amelia and Elizabeth Dunlap.

She was preceded in death by; one brother: Keagen Dunlap.

Thomas Jerry Rutter Feb 26, 2018 »

Thomas Jerry Rutter, 71, of Paragould, AR, passed away on January 8, 2018 at Arkansas Methodist Hospital. T.J. was born in Memphis TN on November 27, 1946 to Floyd and Dorothy Rutter. He lived most of his life in Tennessee, then moved to AR about 15 years ago to be near his daughters and grandchildren. He loved to cook for family and friends and hosted many gatherings. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching old movies.

T.J. was a man who loved life and lived it to the fullest.…

Debbie Stark Feb 22, 2018 »

Debbie Kay Stark, 51 passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett, Missouri. She was born November 5, 1966 in Manila, Arkansas to Henry and Irene Reinhart Fletcher. She enjoyed taking vacations, fishing, camping, and loved lighthouses.

Survivors include; her husband: Charles Stark; one son: James Raglin; two brothers: Lonnie Arant (Elaine) of Marmaduke, Arkansas; Thomas Arant of Kennett, Missouri; one sister: Rhonda Nettles (Gene) of Leachville,…

Gwindle Faye Anderson Feb 20, 2018 »

Gwindle Faye Anderson, 85, of Caraway, Arkansas passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at St. Bernard's Medical Center. She was born on October 5, 1932 in Caraway, Arkansas to the late Jess and Ruth Underwood Woods. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Caraway, Arkansas, and enjoyed reading, gardening, and spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include; two sons: Larry Anderson (Shelia) of Caraway, Arkansas, and Jerry Anderson (Gayla) of Lake City, Arkansas;…

Lucille Franks Ray Feb 19, 2018 »

Lucille Franks Ray, 88, of Jonesboro, Arkansas passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House. She was born on June 6, 1929 in Savanah, Tennessee to the late Elmer and Ethel Pipes Franks. She was a member of the Nettleton Church of Christ, retired as owner/operator of Lucille’s Beauty Shop, enjoyed playing bingo, and spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include; one son: William Ray of Jonesboro, Arkansas; one daughter: Cindy Ray…

Richard "Dick" Balfour Feb 17, 2018 »

Richard “Dick” Gerald Balfour, 78 passed away Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Baptist East Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee. He was born January 12, 1940 in Los Angeles, California to Robert and Maxine Berry Balfour. He served his country in the United States Coast Guard, enjoyed pinstriping, customizing vehicles, drawing, drinking coffee, storytelling, and Sunday family lunches.

Survivors include, Brenda Chandler; two sons: Dan Balfour (Heidi); Donnie Balfour; two daughters: Karla…

John Demitt wood Feb 16, 2018 »

John Demitt Wood, 34 passed away January 27, 2018 in Marion, Arkansas. He was born January 18, 1984 in Houma, Louisiana to Mark David and Lisa Bergeron Wood. He loved going to the dog track, riding bikes and hanging out with his brothers.


Survivors include; his mother: Lisa Cissell of Marion, Arkansas; his soul mate and best friend of twelve years: Lindsey Nelson of Jonesboro, Arkansas; three brothers: Nathan (Brie) Wood of Bentonville, Arkansas, Dillion and Devon Cissell both of West…

John Ellis Porter Feb 15, 2018 »

JOHN ELLIS PORTER , age 80, and long time resident of Highland, Arkansas, passed away from a long battle with congestive heart failure on February 15, 2018, in Jonesboro, Arkansas.

He will be missed by his five surviving children: Tammy Porter, Jane Toledo, Janet Porter, Jared Porter, and Dwain Porter, three grandchildren, five great grandchildren and extended family.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Cassius and Irma Porter of Monterey Park, California.

John was born on August 10,…

Elvis Mcdole Feb 14, 2018 »

Elvis Lee McDole, 60, of Jonesboro, Arkansas passed away Sunday, February 11,2018 at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born December 1,1957 in Trumann, Arkansas to Oglee Johnny and Lenora Catherine (Wells) McDole . He was a Farmer and a Brick Mason by trade, but since retiring those trades, he adored river trips with the grandkids, BBQs with family, drag racing and cutting wood.

Survivors include; Debbie May McDole ,loving Mother of their children; daughter Carrie…

Ella Rogers Feb 12, 2018 »

Ella Mae Johnson Rogers, went to be with her Lord and Savior Monday, February 12, 2018. Ella was born March 11, 1933, in Craighead County, Arkansas. Her mother died when she was 8 years old, and Ella and her six siblings were separated and raised by other friends and relatives. Ella lived with and was loved by Joe and Artie Mitchell in Jonesboro. She was a faithful member of the Washington Avenue church of Christ and loved to fish, garden and sew. Her greatest joys in life were her children and…

Hattie Collins Feb 08, 2018 »

Hattie Collins, 100 of Jonesboro, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, February 7, 2018 in Jonesboro. She was born August 12, 1917 in Nettleton, Arkansas to the late John and Carrie Harvey. Hattie was an avid reader, a great southern cook, and she adored her family. The family of Hattie Collins wants to express their utmost gratitude to the nursing staff at Craighead Nursing Center for the years of loving care given to her.

Survivors include her son: Harvey Collins and wife Pat of Jonesboro,…

James Henry Drennen III Jan 31, 2018 »

James Henry Drennen III, 62, known as “The Generator Man” passed away January 29, 2018 at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital, Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was born August 25, 1955 in St. Louis Missouri to James Henry Drennen and Marlene Harr Boyer. He was a retired union electrician, active member of the local union IBEW 1516, loved music, played in a Blues band with Bruce Page and the Blues Heavy Weights, played harmonica, and had his own radio show on KASU called Blues Where You Least Expect…

Hazel Steele Jan 31, 2018 »

Hazel Juanita Steele, 78 of Paragould, Arkansas went to be with the Lord Wednesday, January 31, 2018. She had a long fight with renal failure and went peacefully surrounded by her love ones. She was born April 9, 1939 in Macedonia, Alabama. She worked at the Pocahontas Nursing Home for over twenty years until she retired in 2005. She loved to crochet and made many wonderful items and gave as gifts. She will be missed and forever loved. May God welcome her with open arms.


Survivors…

David Wayne Champion Jan 30, 2018 »

David Wayne Champion, 21, of Cardwell, Missouri passed away on January 26, 2018. He was born on April 5, 1996 in Paragould, Arkansas to David Dewayne and Lisa Maple Champion. He enjoyed working on cars, drawing, making people laugh, and especially spending time with his family.

Survivors include; his father: David Champion of Monette, Arkansas; his mother: Lisa Champion of Paragould, Arkansas; one daughter: Annabelle Leann Champion of West Plains, Missouri; two brothers: Cyric Dumas of…

Dale Butler Jan 26, 2018 »

Gary Dale Butler, Jr., 43, of Kennett, Missouri passed away on January 24, 2018 at his home. He was born on January 1, 1975 in Hayti, Missouri. He was such a fun person and was loved by so many. He enjoyed grilling on the weekends with his family and friends, going floating at Current River, and camping. He was a huge fan of St. Louis Cardinal baseball and New England Patriots football. He has missed the love of his life Teresa Butler since the day she went missing.

Survivors include; three…

Peggy Sue Walls Jan 23, 2018 »

Peggy Sue Walls, 77, of Bono, Arkansas passed away on December 23, 2017 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House. She was born on September 20, 1940 in Tiptonville, Tennessee to the late Claude and Hazel Reynolds Cloud. She was a member of the Church of Christ, enjoyed junkin, refinishing furniture, and going to the casino.

Survivors include; four children: Sherry Rowan of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Todd Walls of Eldorado, Arkansas, Monica Manning of Jonesboro, Arkansas, and Karen Woodyard of Bono,…

Henry Monroe Bolick Jan 23, 2018 »

Henry Monroe Bolick, 92, of Walnut Ridge, Arkansas passed away on January 21, 2018 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Walnut Ridge. He was born on November 28, 1925 in Randolph County, Manson Community, Arkansas to William Lawrence and Mary Elizabeth Brown Bolick. He was a life long area resident, member of the Main Street Church of Christ, former employee of B.B. Vance Construction, Greenway Equipment and farmed. He enjoyed gardening, puzzles, bird watching, spending time with grandchildren and…

Martha Ann Price Jan 22, 2018 »

Martha Ann Price “Marcy”, 68 of Paragould, Arkansas passed away Monday, January 22, 2018 Flo and Phil Hospice House in Jonesboro, Arkansas. She loved her kids and grandkids very much, and enjoyed watching TiVo. She retired from Emerson Electric after working there for 33 years then went to work at Walgreens about 2 years before getting ill and retiring from there. Martha was a hard worker and would give her shirt off her back to help others.

Survivors include one daughter:…

Jimmy Sharp Jan 19, 2018 »

Jimmy Sharp, 52 of Harrisburg, Arkansas passed away Thursday, January 18, 2018 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was born December 18, 1965 in Manila, Arkansas to the late Jesse Carl and Cora Bean Sharp. He worked in drywall construction, his pastime was fishing, he loved it so much that he inherited the nickname “Fish.”

Survivors include; his wife of 32 years: Donna Sharp; one daughter: Jessika Lyn White of Wynne, Arkansas; one sister: Margaret…

Perlie Sneed Jan 19, 2018 »

Perlie Sneed, 82, of Caraway, Arkansas passed away on January 19, 2018 at St. Bernards Medical Center. She was born on December 23, 1935 in Leachville, Arkansas to the late Thomas and Lorene Bryan.

George Washington Gray, Jr. Jan 14, 2018 »

George Washington Gray, Jr., 77, of Caraway, Arkansas passed away on Monday, January 14, 2018 at his home. He was born on November 12, 1940 in Carson Lake, Arkansas to the late George Washington and Nettie Moss Gray. He enjoyed fishing, shooting his gun, quail hunting, and spending time with his family and he loved his grandchildren very much.

Survivors include; his wife of thirty-five years: Judy Gray of the home; three sons: George Gray of Osceola, Arkansas, Kevin Turner (Maria) of…

Virgil Wayne Foutch Jan 12, 2018 »

Virgil Wayne Foutch, 57, of Leachville, Arkansas passed away at his home January 12, 2018. He was born in Paragould, Arkansas March 29, 1960 to Marie Potter Foutch and the late Virgil Foutch. He enjoyed fishing, riding his Harley Davidson, guns, target practice, collecting all kinds of memorabilia, playing guitar,and being outside, especially tending to his pecan trees.

Survivors include: his wife: Carolyn Foutch of the home; his mother: Marie Foutch of Leachville, Arkansas; one son:…

Nelson Carroll Jan 11, 2018 »

Nelson Eugene Carroll, 46, of Lafe, Arkansas passed away January 10, 2018 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center, Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was born April 8, 1971 in Paragould, Arkansas to Nelson Cletus and Ihrondia Farmer Carroll. He was of the Baptist Faith, enjoyed fishing, bowling, gardening and canning.

Survivors include; his mother; grandmother: Louise Farmer of Strawberry, Arkansas; one daughter: Morgan Carroll of Conway, Arkansas; two sisters: Pam and husband Tony Snyder and Karen…

Virgie Lois Taylor Jan 10, 2018 »

Virgie Lois Taylor ,84, of Hardy, Arkansas passed away January 10, 2018 at White River Medical Center, Batesville, Arkansas. She was born September 11, 1933 in Leachville, Arkansas to E.L. and Jessie Taylor Wilson. She was of the Baptist faith, enjoyed crocheting, quilting, and bird watching.

Survivors include; her husband of 67 years: James “Jim” Myless Taylor, of the home; two sons: David Taylor (Peggy) of Heber Springs, Arkansas; Thomas Taylor (Kim) of Hardy, Arkansas; five…

Kailyn Kimberly Ann Lewis Jan 05, 2018 »

Kailyn Kimberly Ann Lewis, 25, of Arbyrd, Missouri passed away on January 5, 2018. She was born on November 25, 1992 in Centreville, Illinois to Michelle Lewis. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends especially her son that she loved to the moon and back. Her favorite food was chicken ramen noodles and butter bread.

Survivors include; her mother: Michelle Rouse of Arbyrd, Missouri; one son: Paul Slone, III of the home; two brothers: Brandon Cupp of Cardwell, Missouri and…

Kathleen Sue Chapman Jan 04, 2018 »

Kathleen Sue Chapman, 69 of Paragould, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro, Arkansas. She loved her little dog Bubby, watching Wrestling and Jeopardy.

Survivors include one daughter: Angela Chansky of Boston, Massachusetts; two sons: Porter Bookout of Des Moines, Iowa; Ronald Bookout of Newton, Iowa; five grandchildren; one brother: Richard Hedges and wife Peggy of Paragould, Arkansas and a host of other family and friends.

She…

Jessica Sue Morgan Daniels Jan 03, 2018 »

Jessica Sue Morgan Daniels 29, passed away Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at the Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis, Tennessee. She was born October 3, 1988 in West Memphis, Arkansas to Earnest Wayne and Sheila Sue Highland-Morgan. She was a member of the Black Oak Baptist Church in Marked Tree, Arkansas. She enjoyed fishing, traveling, music, and most of all spending time with her children.

Survivors include; her mother: Sheila Sue Highland-Morgan; her husband: Harden Daniels of the home;…

Helen Kay Smith Jan 01, 2018 »

Helen Kay Henderson Smith, 71, Bay. Entered into her eternal home January 1, 2018 at Arlington Cove in Trumann. She was born August 10, 1946 to the late James and Ethel Henderson. Helen was a homemaker and loved reading, genealogy and spending quality time with friends and family. In addition to her parents, she was proceeded in death by her loving husband of 50 years, Herbert; two sons, Fred Alex and Herbert Jr.; and three brothers Allen, Warren and Kenneth Henderson.

She is survived by…

Billy Don Williams, Sr. Dec 30, 2017 »

Billy Don Williams, Sr. born June 8, 1943 in Mountain View, Arkansas to the late Curtis and Mildred Williams, departed this life on December 30, 2017 at his home in Trumann, Arkansas at the age of 74. He was a retired business owner and was of the Pentecostal faith.

Preceded in death by his wife: Linda Williams and his son: Gregory Williams; two sisters: Betty Jo Velasco of Rose Bud, Arkansas; Sue Carroll of Mountain View, Arkansas; one step brother: Bill Forbus of Trumann, Arkansas.

He…

Bobby Lee Pope Dec 29, 2017 »

Mr. Bobby Lee Pope, age 81 years and 10 months, departed this life at his home in Bono, Arkansas on December 29, 2017 following a brief illness.

Mr. Pope was born February 9, 1936 in Bono, Arkansas to John Lee and Geneva Ingram Pope. Bobby was a man who’s life wasn’t marked by the date of his birth, 1936 or the date of his death, 2017 but by the dash in between those dates. It’s the love that he spread through his life that he shared with his family, friends, and people that…

Helen Crawford Dec 29, 2017 »

Helen Mae Crawford, 68, of Hornersville, Missouri passed away on December 27, 2017 at Twin Rivers Hospital. She was born in Hornersville, Missouri on July 26, 1949 to the late John Henry and Sadie Cato Crawford. She was of the Baptist Faith, liked playing bingo, doing crafts, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include: three children: Susan Reeves, Gary Crawford, Jr., and Kristie Crawford all of Hornersville, Missouri; one brother: Marvin Crawford of Blytheville, Arkansas;…

Ramiro Nava, Jr. Dec 25, 2017 »

Ramiro Nava, Jr. 29, passed away Saturday, December 23, 2017 at the Arkansas Methodist Hospital, Paragould, Arkansas. He was born September 10, 1988 in Pharr, Texas to Ramiro, Sr. and Blanca Baltier Nava. He was a contract pipe welder, always put church first in his life, teaching and helping parents understand the word of God, he loved the Bible, Christian music, sports, loved the NC Tarheels, card nights, shopping and spending time with family.

Survivors include; his wife: Ashley Nava of…

Judy Davis Dec 24, 2017 »

Judy Trull Davis, 65, of Jonesboro, Arkansas passed away on December 24, 2017 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House. She was born on January 29, 1952 in Caraway, Arkansas to the late Joe and Ola Mae Bryant Trull. She was a member of the Needham Baptist Church and enjoyed reading, needlework, garage sales, and antiques.

Survivors include; two children: Jennifer Wilson of Jonesboro, Arkansas and Eric Wilson of Summerville, Tennessee; four sisters: Margie Ricks of Judsonia, Arkansas, Louise…

Anthony Dewayne McGinnis, Jr. Dec 23, 2017 »

Anthony Dewayne McGinnis, Jr. was born into Heaven on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould, Arkansas. Anthony is the son of Anthony Dewayne McGinnis, Sr. and Angel Brown of Paragould, Arkansas.

Anthony is the little brother of Haden Scott McGinnis, Destiny Cheyenne McGinnis, Alex James McGinnis, and Hunter Max McGinnis of the home.

He is preceded in death by his big sister Jayden Diamond Leah McGinnis.

The family has requested a private disposition…

Shirley Stone Dec 23, 2017 »

Shirley Verline Stone, 64, of Trumann, Arkansas passed away on December 23, 2017 at NEA Baptist Hospital. She was born on January 10, 1953 in Jonesboro, Arkansas to the late Edmond “Fat” and Pauline Kelley Ring. She was a member of McCormick Baptist Church, and enjoyed cooking, shopping, visiting with friends and family.

Survivors include; her husband of twenty years: Clarence Stone; one brother: John Ring (Melissa) of Bono, Arkansas; four nephews: Michael Dunivant, Jonathon Ring,…

Frank Erwin Holloway Dec 22, 2017 »

Frank Erwin Holloway, 68, of Delaplaine, Arkansas passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas He was born on October 29, 1949 in Honolulu, Hawaii to the late Ted and Lucille Holloway. He was a member of the Delaplaine Baptist Church, and the American Legion. Frank enjoyed wood working, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his friends and family.


Survivors include his wife of thirty-four years Cindy Holloway of the home; one son:…

Sherry Jan Carroll Dec 20, 2017 »

Sherry Jan Carroll, 53, of Quitman, Arkansas passed away at her home, December 19, 2017. She was born September 22, 1964 in Trumann, Arkansas to Roy H. Carroll and Mary Lou Smith Carroll. She loved to travel, designing and creating crafts, gardening, cooking, being in the country, loved animals, especially her cat, and Mt. Dew was her favorite drink.

Survivors include; one brother: Roy “Chip” Carroll, Jr. (Renee); two nieces: Paige Carroll (Jera Berry) and Aria Carroll; a great…

Robert J Jones Dec 18, 2017 »

Robert Jones, 92 passed away Monday, December 18, 2017 at Phil and Flo Jones Hospice House, Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was born September 27, 1925 in Windermere, Florida to Richard and Annabelle Keller Jones. He was the Chief Bishop of The (Ephesus) Church of God, served in the United States Air Force and Navy during WWII and the Korean War.

Survivors include; his wife; of 63 years: Drucilla Jones of the home; two sons: Kenneth Jones (Robin) of Jonesboro, Arkansas; James Jones (Gina) of…

Elsie Izola Drope Dec 18, 2017 »

Elsie Izola Drope, 69, of Paragould, Arkansas passed away Sunday, December 17, 2017 at Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould, Arkansas. She was born March 6, 1948 in Brickeys, Arkansas to the late James and Mabel Parker. She enjoyed painting and fishing.

Survivors three daughters: Melinda Ethridge of Mountain Home, Arkansas; Debra Owens of Paragould, Arkansas; and Tammy Johnson of Paragould, Arkansas; nine grandchildren: Kirk Rankin; Robert Rankin; Josh Rankin, Angelia Mayo; Josh Gray;…

Charlie Lee Marshall Dec 15, 2017 »


Charlie Lee Marshall, 67, of Lake City, Arkansas passed away Thursday, December 14, 2017 at The Monette Manor in Monette, Arkansas. He was born April 4, 1950 in Paragould, Arkansas to William and Lela May Mullins Marshall. He was a loving father, enjoyed visiting with the neighbors, and watching cooking shows.

Survivors include his wife: Carolyn of the home; one son: Charles Marshall of Lake City, Arkansas; three sisters: Kelly; Sarah; Sharon; three brothers: Johnny; Cleburn; Lloyd and…

Mike Earl Smith Dec 14, 2017 »

Mike Earl Smith,54, of Paragould, Arkansas passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017 at his residence. He was born September 1, 1963 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas to Billy and Emma Lee Smith

Survivors include; one son: Chase Smith of Paragould, Arkansas; two sisters: Teresa Griggs and husband Donald of Paragould, Arkansas; and Janet Wise of Atoka, Tennessee.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

The family has requested a private disposition under the direction of Faith Funeral Service, Manila,…

Therald J. Martin Dec 14, 2017 »

Therald James Martin, 83, of Caraway, Arkansas passed away on Monday, December 11, 2017 at his home. He was born on February 2, 1934 in Mandalay, Arkansas to the late Elmer and Ada Mae Martin. He enjoyed riding around and sightseeing, gardening, being outdoors, and loved spending time with his friends and family.

Survivors include the love of his life; Lavon Brown of the home; two sons: James Martin and Michael Martin both of Oklahoma; five step daughters: Teresa Brown of Caraway, Arkansas;…

Frank Donald Barnes Dec 11, 2017 »

Frank Donald Barnes, 44 of Paragould, Arkansas passed away on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at his home. He was born on February 11, 1973 in Shreveport, Louisiana to the late Leon Clifford and Mary Jane Craun-Barnes. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his children, grandchildren, and his beloved dog Smokey.

Survivors include; his wife: Althea Barnes of the home; four daughters: Hillary Vega of Paragould, Arkansas; Kadie Burlison of Pine Bluff, Arkansas; Tiffany Barnes of Paragould,…

Tammy Jean Turner Dec 08, 2017 »

Tammy Jean Turner, 48, of Paragould, Arkansas passed away on Friday, December 8, 2017 at NEA Baptist Hospital. She was born on March 4, 1969 in Paragould, Arkansas to Joe and Carolyn Griffin Carroll. She was a member of the New Life Temple, a photographer, and enjoyed spending time with her family.

Survivors include; her mother: Carolyn Carroll; her husband: Richard Turner of the home; one son: Jeremy Turner (Kim); one daughter: Shayla Adams (Brandon); four grandchildren: Natalie Moss,…

Wendell Yount Dec 08, 2017 »

Wendell Curtis Yount, 57 of St. Francis, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at his home. He was born September 29, 1960 in St. Louis, Missouri. He

Survivors include; his father: Wendell Jerome Yount; his step mother: Bessie Yount; two daughters: Mary McCarl and husband Matthew of St. Francis, Arkansas; and Jeanie Yount of St. Francis, Arkansas; 6 grandchildren: Jade Wise, Susan Wise, Brooklynn Atnip, Myla Atnip, Kasein Page, and Brentley Page; one step brother: Tucker Charles…

Sherry Sue Allen Dec 05, 2017 »

Sherry Sue Allen, 73, flew away from this life on December 3, 2017. Born and raised in Cash, she stayed around the Jonesboro area and suburbs most of her life, and lived the past several years in Bono. Gone before her were her parents, one brother, Junior Allen, and a sister, Barbara Jones. She leaves behind three children; Monty (Leann) Huffman of West Plains, Mikki (Jerry) Cook of Egypt, and Cassie Tacker of Mountain Home; granddaughters Heather Hudson of Lincoln, NE, Samantha Huffman of West…

Lily Pauline Hendrickson "Peg" Dec 04, 2017 »

Lily Pauline Hendrickson “Peg”, 92 of Malden, Missouri passed away on Friday, December 1, 2017 at her home. She was born in St. Louis, Missouri on November 1, 1925 to the late Rudolph and Vera Jones-Gibson. She was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, she enjoyed playing games, crafting, crocheting, puzzles, and spending time with her family.

Survivors include; four sons: Dick Evans and wife Brenda of Effingham, Illinois; Donald Hendrickson and wife Penny of Malden, Missouri; Dan…

Maria Elizabeth Mathis Dec 02, 2017 »

Maria Elizabeth Mathis, 80 of Walnut Ridge, Arkansas passed away Friday, December 1, 2017 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House, Jonesboro, Arkansas. She was born November 8, 1937 to Freidrich and Maria Hasenfratz in Kubelberg Rheinlanol-Pfalz, West Germany. She was active in the church, Extension Homemakers Club. Charities, enjoyed cooking, and bird watching.

Survivors include; three sons: Mike Mathis and Steven Mathis both of Jonesboro, Arkansas; Glen Mathis of Huntsville, Alabama;…

kenneth A. Houseman Nov 29, 2017 »

Kenneth Allen Houseman, 28, passed away Sunday, November 26, 2017 in Marmaduke, Arkansas. He was born March 14, 1989 in Kennett, Missouri to Kenneth Houseman and Ann Cox McKaskle. He enjoyed weight lifting, fishing, and hunting.

Survivors include his mother: Ann McKaskle and step father: Jerry McKaskle of Marmaduke, Arkansas; father: Kenneth Houseman of Arbyrd, Missouri; two daughters: Kaitlyn Houseman of Paragould, Arkansas; Aubrey Hufford of Texas; two sons: Nathan and Kenneth Houseman…

Tom Johnson Nov 23, 2017 »

Tom Johnson, 79, of Jonesboro, Arkansas passed away on Thursday, November 23, 2017 at his residence. He was born on May 30, 1938 in Tupelo, Mississippi to the late Albert Dickson and Ila Mae Lawson Johnson. He was a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church and he enjoyed hunting, fishing, being outdoors, and cooking out with the family.

Survivors include; his wife of sixty years; Hazel Johnson of the home; one daughter: Alice Smallmon (Charles); one son: Mike Johnson (Darcy) of Jonesboro,…

Steve Hollis Nov 21, 2017 »

Steve William Hollis, 60 of Caraway, Arkansas passed away on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at his home. He was born on January 9, 1957 in Caraway, Arkansas to the late Everett and Irene Redding Hollis. He was of the Baptist Faith and enjoyed fishing.

Survivors include; one son: Steven Scotty Hollis of Rivervale, Arkansas; one brother: Bob Hollis of Caraway, Arkansas; four sisters: Pat Barrett (Larry) of Caraway, Arkansas, Myra Pippinger (Jerry) of Brinkley, Arkansas, Shirley Douglas (Floyd)…

Lillie Gibson Nov 20, 2017 »

Lillie Mable Gibson,53, of Paragould, Arkansas passed away on Thursday, November 16, 2017 in Jonesboro, Arkansas. She was born on March 22, 1964 in Pontiac, Michigan to the late Carl and Marie (Gibson) Norman. She loved spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed listening to country and gospel music.

Survivors include; two sons: Chris Britt (Bridget Watkins); and Leonard Gibson, Jr. Both of Paragould; two daughters: Leann Bain of Evening Shade; and Sarah…

Christopher James Cornette Nov 20, 2017 »

Christopher James Cornette, Jr., 37, of Marmaduke, Arkansas passed from this life on November 18, 2017. He was born April 25, 1980 in Paragould. Chris enjoyed spending time with his children, friends, and family. He loved to arrowhead hunt with his cousin Jeff. One of his favorite past times was welding. Chris was known for making others around him laugh.

Survivors include; his wife: Jennifer of fifteen years; five children: Karen Cornette, Emily Cornette, Olivia Cornette, Gannon Cornette,…

Tammie Jo Groves Nov 19, 2017 »

Tammie Jo Groves, 57, of Brookland, Arkansas passed away on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at her home. She was born on August 6, 1960 in Jonesboro, Arkansas to Norma Jean Pemberton. She was a member of the New Haven Church of Christ, enjoyed gardening, bird watching, and being outdoors.

Survivors include; one daughter: Chaya Aird of Brookland, Arkansas; her father: Edward Pemberton of Jonesboro; one sister: Monica Alexander (Toby) of Jonesboro, Arkansas; one brother: Barry Pemberton (Sarah) of…

James E Stevens, III Nov 18, 2017 »

James E. Stevens, III, 78, of Bay, Arkansas passed away on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at NEA Baptist Hospital. He was born on March 24, 1939 in San Diego, California to the late James E. and Vera Anderson Stevens. He was currently employed by Allied Security Services, a retired meat cutter from Lucky Stores in California, a reserve police officer for the city of San Diego, a member of the Army National Guard in California, and a member and former president of the Fraternal Order of the…

Marvin "Doug" Hall Nov 18, 2017 »

Marvin “Doug” Hall, 71, of Monette, Arkansas passed away on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Twin Rivers Hospital in Kennett, Missouri. He was born on November 23, 1945 in Lake City, Arkansas to the late Johnny and Elena Grimes Hall. He was of the Baptist Faith, a graduate of Lake City High School in 1964, enjoyed fishing, picking up and shelling pecans, and going to auctions.

Survivors include; his wife: Beverly Berryhill

Hall of the home; two children: Kevin Douglas Hall…

Deidra Addison Nov 17, 2017 »

Deidra Addison, 53 passed away Friday, November 17, 2017 at her home in Paragould, Arkansas. She was born January 5, 1964 in Memphis, Tennessee to James and Virginia Burris Mounce.

Survivors include: her ex husband: Gregory Addison; two daughters: Corie Lyn Scott and husband Jordan; Neeley Addison and fiancé Joshua Crowder; one son: James Addison; one brother: Jimmy Mounce; nine grandchildren: Adilyn; Andrea; Allison; Achilles Scott; Aaliyah; Julius; Ta’lyn; Virginia Crowder;…

Elizabeth Carol Scott Nov 17, 2017 »

Elizabeth Carol Scott, 51, of Caraway, Arkansas passed away on November 16, 2017 at her home. She was born on June 23, 1966 in Aurora, Illinois. She enjoyed family get-togethers and doting on her great nieces and nephews.

Survivors include; her mother: Loretta Griffin of Trumann, Arkansas; two sisters: Paula Looner of Bay, Arkansas; and Carla Constant of Trumann, Arkansas; three nieces; two nephews; one great niece; and two great nephews.

She was preceded in death by: her husband Harold…

Pamela Gail Dickinson Nov 16, 2017 »

Pamela Gail Dickinson, 62, passed away Monday, November 13, 2017 at St. Bernard's Medical Center, Jonesboro, Arkansas. She was born May 8, 1955 in Seward, Nebraska to Allan and Betty Bivens Wittig. She was baptized into the Missouri Synod Lutheran Faith by her grandfather, Rev. Otto Wittig, served in the United States Navy Reserves, has a Bachelor’s degree in photography, worked at Schlotzsky's Deli and Bill's Fresh Market in Jonesboro, Arkansas, enjoyed working with stained glass, and…

James Madison Harrison Nov 16, 2017 »

James Madison Harrison, 53, of Jonesboro, Arkansas passed away on November 15, 2017. He was born on October 30, 1964 in Little Rock, Arkansas to the late James Roy Harrison, Jr. and Sharon Ann Lampley-Harrison. He enjoyed drawing, social media, and watching television. The black and white old movies were his most favorite.

Survivors include; two sisters: Denise Altschul of Jonesboro; and Rogulyn Krenn and husband Dennis of Jonesboro; two nephews: D.J. Krenn and Corey Krenn both of…

Hermon Peaslee "Hap" Nov 16, 2017 »

Hermon Allen Peaslee, 79, of Poplar Bluff, Missouri passed away on November 11, 2017. He was born on March 30, 1938 in Paris, Arkansas to the late George and Lillian Bennett-Peaslee. He enjoyed making quilts for disabled Veterans, foster children, homeless people, and for those fighting cancer.

Survivors include; one son: Dale Peaslee of Springfield, Missouri; two daughters: Robyn Grayson of Gideon, Missouri; and Rene Peaslee of San Pablo, California; a host of grandchildren and…

Hermon Allen Peaslee Nov 15, 2017 »

Hermon Allen Peaslee, 79, of Poplar Bluff, Missouri passed away on November 11, 2017. He was born on March 30, 1938 in Paris, Arkansas to the late George and Lillian Bennett-Peaslee. He enjoyed making quilts for disabled Veterans, foster children, homeless people, and for those fighting cancer.

Survivors include; one son: Dale Peaslee of Springfield, Missouri; two daughters: Robyn Grayson of Gideon, Missouri; and Rene Peaslee of San Pablo, California; a host of grandchildren and…

Davis Earl Swanner "Butch" Nov 15, 2017 »

Davis Earl Swanner “Butch”, 70, of Jonesboro, Arkansas passed away on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at the Advanced Care Hospital of White County, in Searcy, Arkansas. He was born on August 12, 1947 in Jonesboro to the late Ben and Hazel Ray-Swanner. He enjoyed fishing, camping and being outdoors.

Survivors include; two sons: Eddie and wife Karis of Jonesboro, Arkansas; and David Swanner of Jonesboro, Arkansas; one daughter: Tammy Lindsay-Swanner of Jonesboro, Arkansas; four…

Sandra Elaine Hardy Nov 11, 2017 »

Sandra Elaine Hardy, 68, of Jonesboro, Arkansas passed away on November 11, 2017 at St. Bernards Medical Center. She was born on February 15, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Cannie Bell and Bernice Geneva Holmes Jones. She was the life of the party, a very beautiful caring person who enjoyed life.

Survivors include; one daughter: Sharon Jones of Jonesboro, Arkansas; one sister: Mildred Y. Williams of Chicago, Illinois; grandsons: Cedrick Jones of Turrell, Arkansas and Bryant Jones of…

Troy Edward Maynard Nov 10, 2017 »

Troy Edward Maynard, 77 of Brookland passed away peacefully, surrounded by his daughters and special friend, Mrs. Irene Henley, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House on Thursday, November 9, 2017. He was a lifelong resident of Brookland and was of the Baptist faith. He retired from General Electric in Jonesboro in 1995 as a machinist. He served his country as a military police officer in the United States Army from 1958-1960, being stationed overseas in Germany. He loved to visit with friends…

John Sam Everett Nov 09, 2017 »

John Sam Everett, 66 lost his walk through life, Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at the Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould, Arkansas. He was born July 28, 1951 to Oscar Paul and Ellen Alieen Tucker Everett in Paragould, Arkansas. He enjoyed fishing, loved to watch Duck Dynasty, especially Uncle Si.


Survivors include two daughters: Tamera Jo King and Kelly Williams both of Paragould, Arkansas; two sons; three sisters: Patricia Clements, Paulette Gadberry, Judy Clark; two brothers: Keith…

kelly Eugene Cagle Nov 09, 2017 »

Kelly Eugene Cagle passed away November 5, 2017 in Bono. He will be missed dearly by his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father: Phillip Cagle; one brother: Tony Dewayne Cagle.


He is survived by his mother: Margie Cagle; one daughter: Cheyenne Mayberry.


We’ll love you forever….


Family has requested a private disposition under the direction of Faith Funeral Service, Manila, Arkansas.

Scotty Ray Damon Nov 06, 2017 »

Scotty Ray Damon, 40, of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee departed this life November 2, 2017. He was born June 7, 1977 in Paragould, Arkansas to Larry and Barbara Dixon Damon.

During his youth, Scotty was a member of the Ridgecrest High School JROTC and a member of the Boy Scouts of America. He graduated from Ridgecrest High School in Paragould, Arkansas in 1995.

He continued throughout adulthood to enjoy camping and other outdoor activities. Computer gaming was a favorite pastime. Scotty had become…

Stanley Elijah Jackson Nov 04, 2017 »

Stanley Elijah Jackson 57, of Marmaduke, Arkansas passed away on Thursday November 2, 2017 at his home. He was born on October 13, 1960 in Paragould, Arkansas to the late James F. and Elfreda Marie Box-Jackson. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and being outdoors.

Survivors include; one daughter: April Lowery of St. Louis, Missouri; three brothers: Freddie Jackson and wife Sheila; Everett Jackson and wife Debbie; and James Steven Jackson and wife Vickie all of Paragould, Arkansas; one sister:…

Lilly Mae Romine Nov 04, 2017 »


Lilly Mae Romine was born the daughter of Oscar Waugh and Hazel (Stewart) Waugh on October 11, 1946 in Caraway, Arkansas, and departed this life on November 4, 2017 in Jonesboro, Arkansas at the age of 71 years.

She was united in marriage on November 10, 1979 in Corinth, Mississippi to John E. Romine.

She is survived by one daughter, Stacy Lyn (Romine) Orman and husband Greg of Sardis, MS; one son, Steve Hooker and wife, Missy of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida; three granddaughters; four…

Roger Kenneth Darnell, Sr. Nov 03, 2017 »

Roger Kenneth Darnell, Sr., 66 of Paragould, Arkansas passed away November 2, 2017 at the Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould. He was born May 31, 1951 in Helena, Arkansas to Thomas Luther and Dolly Summerhill Darnell. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, cooking, Razorback football, and he loved his pets dearly.

Survivors include; his wife: Judy Darnell of Paragould, Arkansas; three children: Roger Darnell, Jr. of Byhalia, Mississippi; Sarah Darnell of Paragould, Arkansas; Mikaela Darnell of…

James Leon Minick Nov 03, 2017 »

Reverend James Leon Minick, Sr., 90 passed into heaven on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro. He was born in Big Flat, Arkansas on December 18, 1926, to James Columbus and Clara Lawrence Minick.

His family moved to the Jonesboro area shortly before he began school. At the age of 17, after completing his eleventh year of school, he was drafted. He served in the Army during World War II, returning to complete his education and graduate from Nettleton Public…

Jerry L. Gates Nov 01, 2017 »

Jerry L. Gates, 82 of Mt. Pleasant, Arkansas, passed away on Monday, October 30, 2017. He was born on August 6, 1935 in Blocher, Indiana. He enjoyed going to church, fishing, hunting, shopping at flea markets, and spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include; six sons: Charles Gates of South Carolina; William Leroy Gates of Pennsylvania; Lewis Allen Gates of Thayer, Missouri; Sheldon Gates of Salem, Indiana; Jerry Gates, Jr. of Burton, Michigan; and Daniel Gates of Batesville,…

Kenneth Hall Oct 31, 2017 »

Kenneth Hall, 77, passed away October 30, 2017 at Three Rivers Nursing Center in Marked Tree, Arkansas. He was born August 10, 1940 in Memphis, Tennessee to Gladys Hall. He was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed fishing.

Survivors include four children: Chris Wiggins and husband Kenny of Wynne, Arkansas; Becky Tyler and husband Damon of Lepanto, Arkansas; Scott Hall of Lepanto, Arkansas; Kenni Miller and husband Jeff of Dallas, Texas; six grandchildren; eight great grandchildren and a host of…

James Eugene Tidwell Oct 31, 2017 »

James Eugene Tidwell “Jimbo”, 59, of Memphis, Tennessee passed away on October 28, 2017 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was born on December 29, 1957 in West Plains, Missouri to Raymond and Imogene Crocker-Tidwell. He was a cosmetologist, and was very active in Lindenwood Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Memphis.

Survivors include; his mother: Imogene Baxter; stepfather: Mike Baxter; stepmother: Hester Tidwell; three brothers: Kenneth Tidwell of Florida; Steve Tidwell of…

Brandi Kay Hooten Oct 30, 2017 »

Brandi Kay Hooten, 44, of Paragould, Arkansas passed away on October 28, 2017 at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. She was born on July 18, 1973 in Paragould, Arkansas to Larry and Lawanda Kay Hartsell Hooten. She was a lab technician at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.


Survivors include; her father: Larry Hooten and wife Dana Whitney Hooten of Paragould, Arkansas; one brother: Bryan Hooten and wife Krystal of Paragould, Arkansas; one…

Michael Carson Walke Oct 30, 2017 »

Michael Carson Walke, 62 of Jonesboro, Arkansas passed away October 28, 2017 at the NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was born April 19, 1955 in Detroit, Michigan to Jim Carson and Waseda May Munn-Walke. He was a member of the Nettleton Baptist Church, enjoyed watching football, playing pool at the Senior Citizen Center, and playing Monopoly with his grandchildren.


Survivors include one son: Michael Walke of Memphis, Tennessee; one daughter: Tamatha Cassulis and…

Wanda Kay Smith Oct 26, 2017 »

Wanda Kay Smith, 61, of Manila, Arkansas passed away on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at Five Rivers Medical Center in Pocahontas, Arkansas. She was born on September 15, 1956 in Monette, Arkansas to Harlan and Mary Wilkey Dunlap. She was a member of the First Assembly of God in Manila for over thirty years, a graduate of Manila High School, an ASU graduate with a BS in early childhood development, taught at Manila Public Schools for over twenty-five years, loved to sing, enjoyed the theater,…

Charles McBride Oct 25, 2017 »

Charles Donald McBride, 84, of Marmaduke, Arkansas passed away on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at home. He was born on June 23, 1933 in Blomeyer, Missouri to the late Emmett L. and Bertha Elizabeth Cato McBride. He was of the Catholic faith, a member of the Knights of Columbus, a U. S. Army and Air Force Veteran, an avid Cardinal’s fan, and enjoyed fishing and gardening.

Survivors include; his wife: Dorothy McBride of the home; four children: Donald McBride (Mary) of Yell County,…

Olive Shoup Oct 23, 2017 »

Olive Shoup, 90 passed away October 23, 2017 at the Heritage Square Nursing and Rehab Center in Blytheville, Arkansas. She was born April 23, 1927 in Ringtown, Pennsylvania to Henry F. and Amanda Furman Rumble.

Survivors include one son: Ray (Betty) Shoup of Blytheville, Arkansas; one granddaughter: Annette Shoup Hardy of Blytheville, Arkansas; one grandson: Tommy (Angela) Shoup of Blytheville, Arkansas; great grandchildren: Christine Correnti, Cassandra Shoup, Erica Parish, Jacob Parish;…

Lawrence Wayne Fletcher Oct 18, 2017 »

Lawrence Wayne Fletcher, 76 passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at his home in Caraway, Arkansas. He was born June 29, 1941 in Black Oak, Arkansas to Alston Jewell and Margaret Whitley Fletcher. He was on the Caraway Volunteer Fire Department, School Board, City Council, Board of Directors for the Housing Authority and a Scout Leader.

Survivors include his wife: Sharon Fletcher of Caraway, Arkansas; five sons: Don Fletcher, Anthony Fletcher both of Caraway; Shannon Kelems (Susan) of…

Robert Reid Oct 18, 2017 »

Robert Reid, 53, of Jonesboro, Arkansas passed away on October 18, 2017 at NEA Baptist Hospital. He was born on June 29, 1964 in Jonesboro, Arkansas to J. C. and Dorothy Mae Moss Reid. He enjoyed working on cars and spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren.

Survivors include; his mother: Dorothy Foster of Jonesboro, Arkansas; four children: Brittany Reid of Lake City, Arkansas, Blake Reid of Bono, Arkansas, Cassidy Reid of Bono, Arkansas, and Sarah Reid of…

Dorothy Ann Miller Oct 17, 2017 »

Dorothy Ann Miller, 72, of Caruthersville, Missouri passed away on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital. She was born on June 23, 1945 in St. Louis, Missouri to the late Robert and Frances Waller Lewis. She was a member of Jesus Name Tabernacle Church and she enjoyed being on Facebook and playing POGO and spending time with family and friends. A special thanks to Dr. Arshad and Physician Assistant Linda Tai.

Survivors include; three daughters: Betty Cossey (Donald) of…

Lonnie Wisham Oct 16, 2017 »

Lonnie Lee Wisham, 75, of Lake City, Arkansas passed away on Monday, October 16, 2017 at NEA Baptist Hospital. He was born on April 22, 1942 in Fanshaw, Oklahoma to the late Foy and Ethel Cutsinger Wisham. He was a member of the Gospel Chapel Church, loved his dog Ruger, enjoyed fishing and hunting, and spending time with his family and friends.

Survivors include; one daughter: Debbie Crocker (Jason) of Brookland, Arkansas; two brothers: Harold Wisham of Manila, Arkansas and Bobby Wisham…

Sandra Campbell Oct 15, 2017 »

Sandra Kaye Campbell, 68, passed away Saturday October14, 2017 at her home in Kennett, Missouri. She was born April 15, 1949 in Gideon, Missouri to Elmer and Ruth Rogers Walker. Sandra was of the Baptist Faith, loved spending time with her grandchildren, who were the loves of her life, enjoyed going to Tunica and Las Vegas.

Survivors include; her husband of forty-nine years, Troy Campbell of Kennett, Missouri; two sons: Roger and Jarrod Campbell of Kennett, Missouri; two sisters: Velma…

Demetra Ann Jeffers Oct 13, 2017 »

Demetra Ann Jeffers, 76, of Caraway, Arkansas passed away on Friday, October 13, 2017 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House. She was born on October 13, 1941 in Hancock, Arkansas to the late Floyd and Annie Rogers Sanders. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Caraway.

Survivors include; her husband of 59 years: Donald Jeffers of the home; three daughters: Donna Lucy (Murvin), Denise Eldridge, and Debbie Overman (Roger, Sr.) all of Caraway, Arkansas; one brother: Bill Sanders…

Perry Dale Cope Oct 09, 2017 »

Perry Dale Cope, 56 of Brookland passed away October 9, 2017 at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital, Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was born January 7, 1961 in Paragould, Arkansas to Jerry Dale and Olene Britt Cope. He was a member of Woods Chapel General Baptist Church, enjoyed hunting, fishing, singing and playing the guitar.

Survivors include: his wife: Kathy Cope of Brookland, Arkansas; one son: Daniel Cope (Amanda) of Harrisburg, Arkansas; one granddaughter: Klara Cope of Munford, Tennessee; mother:…

Jimmie Lee Sykes Oct 04, 2017 »

Jimmie Lee Sykes, 58 of Black Rock, Arkansas passed away October 4, 2017 at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Walnut Ridge. He was born December 18, 1958 in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas to the late Dudley and Elaine Jacobs Sykes. He enjoyed driving his Semi, and spending time with the grandkids.

Survivors include; his wife of thirty five years: Teri Sykes, seven children: Jimmie Sykes of Fort Madison, Iowa; Jacob Guest of Jonesboro, Arkansas; Telissa Pirtle of Blytheville, Arkansas; Brandon…

Johnny Lee Hill Oct 04, 2017 »

Johnny Lee Hill, 57 of Manila, passed away October 2, 2017 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born January 4, 1960 in Manila to the late James and Lois Murphy-Hill.

Survivors include his wife Lavonda Hill of the home; two daughters: Mandy and Holly Hill of Leachville; one step daughter: Jamie Whiloite and husband Bud of Manila; three brothers: Jamies Hill of Manila, Michael Hill of Lunsford, Tennessee; and Jackie Hill of Manila; six sisters: Maxine York of Sulphur Springs,…

Wayne Bolin Oct 03, 2017 »

Wayne Bolin, 71, of Jonesboro, Arkansas passed away on Monday, October 2, 2017 at NEA Baptist Hospital. He was born on February 27, 1946 in Jonesboro, Arkansas to the late Ben and Ruth Williams Bolin. He enjoyed wood-working and spending time with his wife and grandbabies.

Survivors include; his wife of twenty-six years: Patty Bolin of the home; two sons: Wes Boling (Shannon) of Bay, Arkansas and Eric Boling (Ragen) of Jonesboro, Arkansas; five grandchildren: Holland Brady, Raney Boling,…

Harvey Lee Ashmore, Jr. Oct 02, 2017 »

Harvey Lee Ashmore, Jr., 57 of Blytheville, passed away October 1, 2017 at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro. He was born September 5, 1960 in Blytheville.

Survivors include his father: Harvey Ashmore, Sr.; one sister: Donna Renfro and husband Raymond of Jonesboro; one niece: Raeann Ford; one nephew: Josh Renfro; one great-niece: Kenzli Ford; one great-nephew: Kellin Renfro; and a host of other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by; his mother Clare Sue Ray-Ashmore.

The family has…

Deedra Jean Rogers Sep 27, 2017 »

Deedra Jean Rogers, 59, of Caraway passed away at her home, September 26, 2017. She was born December 21, 1957 in Caraway, Arkansas to James Lloyd King and Margaret Sue Brown.

She was a member of Rowe’s Chapel Church, enjoyed getting her nails done, yard sales, working with her husband and shopping.

Survivors include, her husband: Jimmy Rogers of Caraway, Arkansas; one daughter: Rachel Michelle Eakins (Joe) of Lafe, Arkansas; one sister: Sue Tipton (Garland) of Caraway, Arkansas;

Helen Stewart Sep 25, 2017 »

Helen Eileen Stewart, 94, of Rector, Arkansas passed away on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at the Manor Nursing Home in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. She was born on August 11, 1923 in Marble Hill, Missouri to the late Thomas and Myrtle Hedge Hovis. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Rector, Arkansas and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include; one son: Mark Stewart of Owensville, Missouri.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by; her…

Matthew Price Thomas Sep 21, 2017 »

Matthew Price Thomas, 41 of Jonesboro, passed away September 21, 2017 at Baptist East Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. He was born September 1, 1976 in St. Louis, Missouri to Sterle and Gloria Sue Penter Thomas. He loved music, clowns, scary movies, and friends.

Survivors include two daughters: Brianna Thomas; Amber Thomas; one son: Nathan Thomas all of Jonesboro, Arkansas; one brother: Randy Looney of Hoxie, Arkansas; ex-wife and friend: Krista Thomas of Jonesboro, Arkansas; and a…

Darrell Carter Sep 20, 2017 »

Darrell Carter, 57 of Jonesboro, Arkansas passed away Monday, September 18, 2017. He was born April 5, 1960 in Jonesboro, Arkansas to Spencer Ray, Sr. and Audrey Patterson Carter. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and telling stories. He was a big jolly guy that will be greatly missed.

Survivors include three daughters: Ashley Tallant; Kristie Carter; Anna Carter all of Jonesboro, Arkansas; one son: Dusty Carter of Jonesboro, Arkansas; Mother of his children: Tammy Carter of Jonesboro,…

Earnest McVey Sep 20, 2017 »

Earnest Edwin McVey, 59 of Steele. Missouri, passed away on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at his home. He was born on November 17, 1957 in Booneville, Mississippi to the late Robert Herman and Ellen Mize-McVey. He enjoyed fishing, going camping, bird watching, and spending time with his family and friends. Earnest proudly served his country before retiring after 25 years in the Air Force.

Survivors include; his wife of twenty six years Sherry McVey of the home; one son: Jeremy Powell and…

Sherry Lynn Cowgill Wells Sep 20, 2017 »

Sherry Lynn Cowgill Wells, 53 of Wynne, Arkansas passed away Monday, September 18, 2017 at Crossridge Community Hospital. She was born April 3, 1963 in Maryland to the late Edward and Carolyn Ward. Sherry enjoyed, crafts, sewing, crocheting, and spending time with her family. She was a 1981 graduate of Wynne High School and worked as a secretary at the Cross County Sheriff’s Office for several years.

Survivors include her two daughters: Jenny Wells of Vanndale, Arkansas; and Tracy…

Lucy Ellis Sep 15, 2017 »

Lucy Lucille Ellis, 90, of Rector, Arkansas passed away on Friday, September 15, 2017 at the Rector Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born on June 10, 1927 to the late Edward and Laura Sutton-Groves. She enjoyed reading, fishing, playing bingo, working in her flowers, and spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include: three sons: Jerry Ellis of Marmaduke, Arkansas; Delbert Ellis of Jonesboro, Arkansas; and Scott Mann of Rector, Arkansas; four daughters: Sharon Franks (Danny) of…

Roy Douglas Hurt, Jr. Sep 12, 2017 »

Roy Douglas Hurt, Jr., 47, of Leachville, Arkansas passed away on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at his home. He was born on July 26, 1970 in Wilson, Arkansas to Roy Douglas Hurt, Sr. and Patsy Hamm Hurt. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and love mechanic work.

Survivors include; his mother: Patsy Hurt of Leachville, Arkansas; mother of children: Kristal Hurt of Manila, Arkansas; two sons: Corey Hurt of Blytheville, Arkansas and Blade Hurt of Leachville, Arkansas; one daughter: Lindsey Pierce…

Danny Wayne Shempert Sep 10, 2017 »

Danny Wayne Shempert, 48, of Marked Tree, Arkansas passed away on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at his home. He was born on October 23, 1968 in Blytheville, Arkansas to Cloys Wayne and Peggy Shempert.

Survivors include; his mother: Peggy Shempert of Dyess, Arkansas; one daughter: Brittany Batts of Florida; two brothers: Jeffrey Shempert of Marked Tree, Arkansas and Robert Shempert and wife Rachell of Dyess, Arkansas; one sister: Angela Shempert of Keiser, Arkansas; and a host of other family…

Daniel Nelson Sep 09, 2017 »

Daniel Nelson, 67, of Kennett, Missouri passed away on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at his home. He was born on August 18, 1950 in Kennett, Missouri to the late George and Agnes Nelson. He served his country in the United States Navy.

Survivors include; one daughter: Donna Turner of Kennett, Missouri; two sons: Kevin Nelson (Crystal) and Joseph Wyrick all of Kennett, Missouri; nine grandchildren: Kearra Jackson, Cameron Turner, Dakota Avery, Kaden Wyrick, Kelsae Wyrick, Keaton Nelson,…

Phyllis P Cashion Sep 08, 2017 »

Phyllis Cashion, 66, of Kennett, Missouri passed away on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at NHC Healthcare. She was born in McKittrick, California on July 6, 1951 to the late Clarence Newton and Eva Louise Blair Moses. She volunteered in the activities department of NHC Healthcare and enjoyed helping other residents.

Survivors include; one son: Brian Cashion (Nicole) of Newbern, Tennessee; one daughter: Angela Walters of Chaffee, Missouri; three brothers: Harold, Auzzie, and Ken...neth Moses; four…

Rickey Morehead Sep 08, 2017 »

Mr. Rickey R. Morehead, 68, of Blytheville passed away Friday, September 8, 2017 at Baptist East in Memphis. Rickey was born in Litchfield, Illinois to Charles L. and Mildred Maxine (Ruyle) Morehead.

He was a retired Master Sergeant of twenty years in the United States Air Force in various management and supervisory positions within a customer service orientated organization Air Weather Service. Supervisor of daily operations of base weather stations both in and out of the United States.

Alfreda Sue Reynolds Sep 07, 2017 »

Alfreda Sue Reynolds, 78, of Jonesboro, Arkansas passed away on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House. She was born on March 8, 1939 in Jonesboro to the late Milford Bartholomew and Violet Marie Robertson Murphy. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, birdwatching, collecting Emmitt Kelly figurines, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include; two sons: Billy Findley (Judi) and Michael Reynolds (Teri) all of Jonesboro; two sisters: Katherine…

Leonard James Barnes Sep 07, 2017 »

Leonard James Barnes, 56, of Jonesboro, Arkansas passed away on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at his home. He was born on July 22, 1961 in Jonesboro. He was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed buying and selling cars, fishing, fast cars, and comedies, especially Al Bundy.

Survivors include; two sons: Chris Barnes (Camellia) and Dustin Barnes (Teneisha) all of Walnut Ridge, Arkansas; one daughter: Lachelle Sipes (Heath) of Brookland, Arkansas; four brothers: Lester Groves of Jonesboro,…

Roy Taylor Carmer, Jr. Sep 06, 2017 »

Roy Taylor Carmer, Jr., 69 of Paragould, Arkansas, passed away on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was born on May 17, 1948 in Columbus, Indiana to Roy and Masil Gallion Carmer, Sr.

He was a member of the Lighthouse Church in Paragould, Arkansas, enjoyed playing softball, and he owned his restaurant the Catfish Island for 15 years.

Survivors include; his wife: Debra Carmer of the home; eight sons: Phillip Carmer and wife Sherry…

Linda Sue Holman Sep 04, 2017 »


Linda Sue Holman, 61, of Jonesboro, Arkansas, passed away on Monday, September 4, 2017 at UAMS in Little Rock, Arkansas. She was born on May 24, 1956 in Jonesboro, Arkansas to James Henry and Helen Joyce Mayes Burnett. She enjoyed spending time with her family and going to church.



Survivors include; her father: James Henry Burnett of Jonesboro; two daughters: Chasity Cook and husband Tracy and Candice Holman all of Jonesboro; one brother: Hank Burnett of Jonesboro; three…

Sasha Nicole Tallant Sep 03, 2017 »

Sasha Nicole Tallant, 19, of Wardell, Missouri, passed away on Saturday, September 2, 2017. She was born on July 10, 1998 in Hayti, Missouri. She was a 2017 graduate of North Pemiscot Highschool. While in school she loved playing volleyball and cheerleading. Sasha enjoyed playing video games with her boyfriend and little brother, coloring her hair with her mom (they always had a different color going on), and going on mother-daughter dates. Riding four-wheelers with her daddy was one of her…

Bill Gage Sep 01, 2017 »

Bill Gage, 70, of Jonesboro, Arkansas, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at NEA Baptist Hospital. He was born on October 28, 1946 in Red Onion, Missouri to the late Roy Wesley and Lorean McEntire Gage. He was a member of the Family Fellowship Baptist Church and a United States Army Vietnam Veteran. He performed country music and entertained with his vocals, guitar, and piano. He loved telling stories and jokes and never met a stranger. But his pride was his family…

Carol Sue Archibald Sep 01, 2017 »

Carol Sue Archibald, 80, of Hornersville, Missouri, passed away on Friday, September 1, 2017 at NHC Healthcare. She was born on March 3, 1937 in Coatsville, Missouri to the late Orin E. and Ina F. Collier West. She was a member of the Hornersville United Methodist Church and enjoyed sewing, fishing, junkin, and spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include; two daughters: Barbara Mettler (Bill) of Arlington, Tennessee and Pamela Winkle (Monte) of Hornersville, Missouri; one…

Chester Travis Sep 01, 2017 »

Chester Stanton Travis, 75, of Paragould, Arkansas passed away on Friday, September 1, 2017 at NEA Baptist Hospital. He was born on March 24, 1942 in Caruthersville, Missouri to the late Jessie and Ellen Marie Green Hepler Travis. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family, especially his grandkids.

Survivors include; his wife: Linda Louise Travis of the home; four children: Teena Batten, Christopher Travis (Melissa), Ann Dunlap (Kevin) and Kevin Travis (Tina); six…

Sandra Gale Brokaw Aug 30, 2017 »

Sandra Gale Brokaw, 50, of Bay, Arkansas joined her heavenly Father, on Friday, August 25, 2017. She was born on September 23, 1966 in Trumann, Arkansas to Gale and Gayle Rusher Simpson. She was a loving good hearted mother, grandmother, daughter, sister niece, and friend and is truly loved and greatly missed.

Survivors include; her mother: Gayle Simpson of Arkansas; two daughters: Katie Brokaw and husband Andre Johnson of Louisiana and Shana Brokaw of Arkansas; two sons: Allen Brokaw, Jr.…

Lucky Byron Rogers Aug 30, 2017 »

Lucky Byron Curtis Rogers, III, 67, of Mammoth Spring, went to his heavenly home on Monday, August 28, 2017. Lucky was born in Peoria, Illinois on September 6, 1949 to the late Byron Curtis, Jr. and Frankye Rogers. He grew up hunting and roaming the woods in the Herman community of Jonesboro. Lucky was a retired pipefitter and a member of the Pipefitters Local Union # 155. He was an avid traditional bowhunter.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Jay Rogers.

He is…

Brian Eugene Clark Aug 30, 2017 »

Brian Eugene Clark, 40 passed away August 10, 2017at Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould, Arkansas. He was born January 12, 1977 in Sikeston, Missouri to Larry Eugene and Wanda Jean Evans Clark. He worked in construction, enjoyed playing pool, watching scary movies and wrestling.

Survivors include, his mother: Wanda Clark, Cardwell Missouri; one daughter: Felicity Clark, Cardwell, Missouri; two sisters: Debbie (Eric) Brown, Bossier City, Louisiana; Becky (Israel) Palma, Paragould,…

Gregory Alan Stigall Aug 29, 2017 »


Mr. Gregory Alan Stigall, of Richmond Hill, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, August 29, 2017. The man, the myth, the legend passed away at the age of 56.



Mr. Stigall was born on September 23, 1960, at Blytheville Air Force Base, Arkansas, son of Huey and Wanda Stigall. Mr. Stigall was also brother to Lester and Danita, husband to the late Babbi Len, father to Gregory Travis, Cassandra Kay, Garrett Alan, and Katherine Elizabeth, father-in-law to Derrick Cowart and Candace Stigall,…

Peggy Brasher Aug 28, 2017 »

Peggy Brasher, 59, of Newport, Arkansas passed away on August 26, 2017 at her home. She was born on July 31, 1958 to the late Vardamon and Lizzie Frances Emery Miller. She was of the Baptist faith, enjoyed reading her Bible, going to church, playing cards, and spending time with grandchildren.

Survivors include; her husband: David Brasher of the home; one daughter: Shannon Kruse of Newport, Arkansas; two grandchildren: Collin and Caleb Kruse of Newport, Arkansas; special extended family: Amie…

Paul Brooks Aug 23, 2017 »

Paul Brooks, 66, passed away Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at the Lawrence Hall Nursing Center in Walnut Ridge. He was born July 31, 1951 in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas to the late Caryl Clyde and Winnie Cameron Brooks. He collected guns, knives, enjoyed reading and being with family and friends.

Survivors include one sister: Vera Liles of Walnut Ridge, Arkansas; two aunts: Karen Cameron of Walnut Ridge, Arkansas; Carolyn Roberts of Bakersfield, California; two nephews: Chris Box of Cordova,…

Harold Scott Aug 22, 2017 »

Harold Scott, 55 of Caraway passed away Monday, August 21, 2017 at his home.

He was born August 30, 1961 in Caraway, Arkansas to the late James William and Billie Joe Constant Scott. He was a farmer, who worked for Henry Dean and Jeff Finch. Harold loved yard work, especially attending to his flowers, he was also well known for his Christmas lights and displays throughout the area. Harold was a member of the First Baptist Church in Caraway, Arkansas.

Survivors include his wife: Carol, of…

Shirley JoAnn Barkley Aug 22, 2017 »

Shirley JoAnn Barkley, 65, of Jonesboro, Arkansas passed away on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center. She was born on March 9, 1952 in Inglewood, California to the late Donald and Frances Robbins Sears. She loved to read, playing games on the computer, sewing, enjoying life, and she was crazy about her grandson, Dominick.

Survivors include; her husband: William Gary Barkley of the home; one son: Douglas William Christensen of Jonesboro; one daughter: Kimberly Hurt…

Karen Robin Wright Aug 21, 2017 »

Robin Goodman Wright, 56, of Jonesboro, Arkansas passed away on Monday, August 21, 2017 at NEA Baptist Hospital. She was born on June 2, 1961 in Jonesboro. She enjoyed riding and showing horses, raising bulldogs, loved animals, and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include; her mother: Dawanda Carter (Tommy, Sr.) of Jonesboro; one daughter: Nicole Baum (Daniel) of Whitehall, Arkansas; two sons: Christopher Payton (Samantha) of Marmaduke, Arkansas and Joseph Tylor Wright…

Kimberly Boyd Aug 20, 2017 »

Kimberly Kay Boyd, 47 of Brookland passed away on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Hospice Home Health Care in Little Rock. She was born on June 24, 1970 in Memphis, Tennessee to Kenneth Ray and Joann Morgan. She enjoyed riding motorcycles with her husband, being outdoors, woodworking, and spending time with her children and grandchildren. Kimberly was a friend to everyone that she met.

Survivors include; her husband of twenty years: Delbert Wayne Boyd of the home; two sons: Peter Adams, Jr.…

Patricia Damron Aug 19, 2017 »

Patricia Damron, 79 of Hayti, Missouri passed away on Friday, August 18, 2017 at the Hayti Nursing Home. She was born on October 28, 1937 in Saltillo, Mississippi to Edward and Avis White-Moneyhun. She enjoyed watching t.v., working crossword puzzles, flowers, and going dancing.

Survivors include; her husband of fifty years, Gary Damron of Hayti, Missouri; two sons: Greg Graves and wife Kathy of Lubbock, Texas; and Wayne Graves of Hayti, Missouri; one brother: William Moneyhun of Hayti,…

Kayden Kaleel Johnson Aug 15, 2017 »

Kayden Kaleel Johnson was born into Heaven on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at St. Bernards Medical Center Jonesboro, Arkansas. Kayden is the son of Jonathan Terrell Johnson and Alexus Nicole Gaston of Jonesboro, Arkansas.

Kayden is the grandson of John and Lowanna Johnson of West Helena, Arkansas; and Kendrick Gaston and Sharonda Crain of Jonesboro, Arkansas; as well as a host of other family and friends.

Celebration of Life will be Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at the Earl Bell Community…

Bonnie Jean Waller Aug 14, 2017 »

Bonnie Jean Alsup Waller, 85 of Bay, passed away Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Arkansas. She was born February 7, 1932 in Bay, Arkansas to the late Elisha and Bertha Moon Alsup. She worked at Singer in Trumann, Frolic Footware, and St. Bernard’s in Jonesboro, and was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Magnolia, Arkansas. Her favorite Bible verse was Ecclesiastes 3:1. She loved her family, flower and vegetable gardening, music, writing,…

Christopher Danny Ray Burrow Aug 14, 2017 »

Christopher Danny Ray Burrow, 26 of Brookland, Arkansas passed away on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at his home. He was born on August 19, 1990 in Fort Knox, Kentucky to James Burrow, Jr. and Lisa Boyett-Burrow. He enjoyed camping, playing video games, watching wrestling, and goofing off with family and friends.

Survivors include; his parents: James Burrow, Jr. of Lepanto, Arkansas and Lisa Boyett-Burrow of Manila, Ar.; grandmother: Wanda Burrow of Lepanto, Arkansas; one brother: James…

Lonald Gary Gamling Aug 14, 2017 »

Lonald Gary Gramling, 66 of Paragould, Arkansas passed away on Sunday, August 13, 2017. He was born on May 14, 1951 in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was retired from the United States Army, enjoyed playing pool, riding four-wheelers, collector of miscellaneous items. Gary was a landlord and electrician in the Paragould area. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include; his wife: Barbara Gramling of the home; three daughters: Ashly Addison of Jonesboro, Ar...kansas; Misty…

Ronald Raymond Rowland Aug 11, 2017 »

Ronald Raymond Rowland, 49, of Jonesboro, Arkansas passed away on August 2, 2017 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was born on September 18, 1967 in Elkhart, Indiana to Ronald Raymond Rowland and Carmaletia Spratt. He attended Westside School, was a carpenter, and most recently a diesel mechanic.

Survivors include; his true father and step-mother: James E. Holt and wife Anita of Jonesboro, Arkansas; step-father Dan Wilson of Bono, Arkansas; five children: Raymond McGinnis of Bono, Arkansas, Sasha…

Kenneth Faulkner Aug 10, 2017 »

Kenneth Ray Faulkner 62, of Caraway, Arkansas passed away on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was born on February 11, 1955 in Jonesboro, Arkansas to Vernon and Jackie Faulkner. He loved going hunting and fishing. Kenneth has been a Mason since 1976. In his earlier years he loved horseback riding and playing baseball. Kenneth never met a stranger and he loved to talk.

Survivors include; his mother: Jackie Faulkner of Caraway, Arkansas;…

Kenneth Miles Aug 10, 2017 »

Kenneth Lynn Miles 51, of Senath, Missouri passed away on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at his home in Senath. He was born on September 11, 1965 in Blytheville, Arkansas to Jack Presley and Martha Joann Holifield-Miles. He loved to cut up with his family and friends, and had a heart of gold. Kenny would’ve given his shirt off his back to anyone that needed it. He enjoyed shooting guns in his spare time. He loved his family especially his grandbabies. Kenny was for sure a momma’s boy; his…

Lloyd Carmichael Aug 10, 2017 »

Lloyd Carmichael, 73, of Monette, Arkansas passed away on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at his home in the arms of his daughter. He was born on March 13, 1944 in Monette, Arkansas to the late Raymond and Mary Ann Huffman Carmichael. He was a loving husband, father, and friend. He retired from Kiech-Shauver Miller Gin, an avid fisherman, outdoorsman, and gardener.

Survivors include; two children: Sandra Kay Edwards (David) of Monette, Arkansas and Roy Presley of Rogersville, Tennessee; two…

Billy Max James Aug 07, 2017 »

Billy Max James 59, of Wardell, Missouri passed away on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on November 17, 1957 in Hayti, Missouri to the late Joe Mac and Lavern Arant-James. He enjoyed camping, going to Derby’s, taking care of his pool, grilling for his family, working in his yard and growing his fantastic garden every year. He loved all of the years he put in working at Noranda. If you were his friend he loved you hard. Most of all he loved his…

Peggy Rinks Aug 01, 2017 »

Peggy Rinks, 84, of Rector, Arkansas passed away on August 1, 2017 at UAMS in Little Rock, Arkansas. She was born on February 2, 1933 in Maydee, Tennessee to the late Lynn Elmer and Ida Clifford Clayton Williams. She was a member of the First General Baptist Church, a devout Christian, very active in the church, taught Sunday school, loved Gospel music, was an amazing baker, enjoyed going to the senior citizens center, and loved spending time with her family and friends.

Survivors…

Rachel Medcalf Jul 30, 2017 »

Rachel Lynn Medcalf, 44, of Paragould, Arkansas passed away on Sunday, July 30, 2017 at her home. She was born on April 24, 1973 in Virginia Beach, Virginia to the late James and Helen Keller McLemore. She was a member of the Paragould Church of God where she was a Sunday school teacher. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, baking, and going to auctions and finding pieces to fix-up and sell.

Survivors include; her husband: Robert Medcalf of the home; two brothers: James…

Kerry Bowman Jul 25, 2017 »

Kerry Bowman, 57, of Jonesboro, Arkansas passed away on July 25, 2017 at NEA Baptist Hospital after battling a terminal illness for several months. He was born in Wilmington, California on August 27, 1959 to the late Finnis Edward and Delores West Bowman. He enjoyed NASCAR, guns, hunting, motorcycles, knives and loved his dog, Charlotte Web Bowman and his family.

Survivors include; his fiancé: Teresa Timmons; two children: Brooke Bowman and Kyle Bowman; one step-daughter: Lindsey…

Jamie Curtis Lisk Jul 25, 2017 »

Jamie Curtis Lisk, 43, of Monette, Arkansas passed away on July 25, 2017 at Regional One Burn Center. He was born on February 18, 1974 I Jonesboro, Arkansas to Benny and Deedra King Lisk. He was of the Pentecostal belief, played tennis, loved watching sports, especially football, basketball, and tennis, and spending time with his family.

Survivors include; his father: Benny Lisk (Leslie) of Jonesboro, Arkansas; his mother: Deedra Rogers (Jimmy) of Caraway, Arkansas; his wife: Jacklyn Lisk…

Judy C. Rodarte Jul 25, 2017 »

Judy C. Rodarte, 68, of Marmaduke, Arkansas passed away on July 25, 2017 at her home. She was born on October 22, 1948 in Lake City, Arkansas to the late Farrel and Imogene Peck Timms. She enjoyed camping, listening to music, dancing, word search puzzles, weekly shows, and she loved her two dogs “Tinker” and “Tuffy” and spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include; three daughters: Terri Robinson (Jeff) of Marmaduke, Arkansas, Kerri Reil (Mark) of Arizona,…

Clint Dickson Jul 24, 2017 »

Clint Dickson, 41, of Paragould, Arkansas passed away on July 24, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on November 22, 1975 in Granite City, Illinois to Michael and Janet Dickson. He attended Woods Chapel Baptist Church and worked at Families Inc. where he enjoyed helping others, especially troubled youth. He enjoyed playing softball, video games, and fantasy football. He loved his dog “Ellie” and was a huge LSU fan.

Survivors include; his wife: Amy Dickson…

Esther Pauline Goble Van Hooser Jul 23, 2017 »

Esther Pauline Goble Van Hooser, 99, of Jonesboro, Arkansas passed away on July 23, 2017 at Jonesboro Healthcare. Beloved wife of Marcus D. Van Hooser, who preceded her in death, for 41 years. She was born on July 30, 1917 in Broseley, Missouri to the late Frank and Bertha Goble. She was a lifetime member of the church of Christ and a faithful, dedicated Christian woman. She taught Sunday school, prepared food at a moment’s notice, opened her home to many family members and was a wonderful…

Steven Shawn Martin Jul 20, 2017 »

Steven Shawn Martin, 47, of Brookland, Arkansas passed away on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at NEA Baptist Hospital. He was born on November 29, 1969 in Porterville, California to Jerry and Laverne Akin Martin. He was a member of the Paragould Church of God, enjoyed working on cars, playing softball and baseball, and playing music.

Survivors include; his parents: Jerry and Laverne Martin of the home; three sons: Gage Martin of Agency, Iowa, Zackary Martin of Moulton, Iowa, and Caleb Martin of…

Akeem Decaria Nelson Jul 18, 2017 »

Akeem Decaria Nelson 19, of Kennett, Missouri passed away on July 14, 2017 in Kennett. Born July 19, 1997 to Adam Nelson and Tanisha Taylor in Kennett, Missouri. Akeem loved his past time of playing basketball, football, and baseball for the Kennett Indians. He enjoyed watching movies and having his favorite food made by his momma which was pork chops and macaroni and cheese. Spending time with his family and friends but, most of all he loved his girlfriend Tanka and their son Ayden. He will be…

Billy Lee Hart Jul 17, 2017 »

Billy Lee Hart, 76, passed away Monday, July 17, 2017 at his home in Lake City, Arkansas. He was born January 25, 1941 in Phoenix, Arizona to the late Varie Pannells Hart. He was a farmer, enjoyed driving around looking at crops, fishing, smoking, working on vehicles, watching old tv shows, especially old westerns, and was Dolly Parton’s biggest fan.

Survivors include his wife: Maria Hart of 54 years: of the home; one son: Mark Hart (Beth) of Trumann, Arkansas; two daughters: Billie…

Carmen Pickle Jul 14, 2017 »

Carmen Pickle,76, of Weiner, Arkansas passed away on Friday, July 14, 2017 at St. Bernards Medical Center. She was born on January 8, 1941 in Jonesboro, Arkansas to the late Meredith and Jewel Hall. She was a member of the Otwell Christian Church and enjoyed art painting, painting murals, Razorback basketball games, sports, arts and craft, and spending time with grandchildren.

Survivors include; her husband of 58 years: Leonard Pickle of the home; one son: Franklin Hall Pickle of Weiner,…

David Gene Woods Jul 11, 2017 »

Mr. David Gene Woods, 73 of Arbyrd, Missouri passed away Saturday, July 8, 2017 at NHC Healthcare in Kennett, Missouri. He was born April 6, 1944 in Gideon, Missouri to the late J.T. and Cardelia Smith Woods. He enjoyed going to the race tracks, visiting with his family, grandchildren and friends.

Survivors include his wife: Doris, of the home; five children: Jean Woods; Kevin Woods; Chris Woods; Billie Gene Woods all of St. Louis, Missouri; Alicia Woods of Arbyrd, Missouri; two…

Sarah Elizabeth Long Jul 07, 2017 »

Sarah Elizabeth Long 57, of Jonesboro, Arkansas passed away on June 30, 2017 at St. Bernards Medical Center. She was born on March 30, 1960 in Little Rock, Arkansas to the Dale W. and Mary Helen Cone- Collins. She enjoyed taking care of her mother and spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include; her mother Mary Helen Collins of Jonesboro, Arkansas; two daughters: Jennifer Long (Matthew Thompson) and Andrea Long; one brother: John Collins; 5 grandchildren: Dezmon, Kierra,…

Sammy Charles Turpin Jul 06, 2017 »

Sammy Charles Turpin 74, of Paragould went to be with the Lord on July 5, 2017 at Green Acres Nursing Home. Born March 5, 1943 to the late Lucian and Juanita (Wood) Turpin in Alexander, Arkansas. Sam loved people, music, poetry, and theater. He will be missed by many.

Sam is preceded in death by his parents, brother Glenn, son Alan, and grandson Aiden Patrick.

He is survived by: his wife Paula-Couch Turpin; two daughters: Portia Patrick of Florida and Laura of Mississippi; one son: Bryan of…

Patricia Silva Jul 05, 2017 »

Mrs. Patricia Louise Silva,76 of Newport, Arkansas passed away Saturday, July 1, 2017 at her residence. She was born February 11, 1941 in San Diego, California.

She enjoyed art, sewing, gardening, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include one daughter: Christina Reschke; one grandson: Christopher Dent; one granddaughter: Shilah Riley; two great granddaughters: Anistasia Dent and Audrey Dent.

Mrs. Silva was preceded in death by her parents; one son: Baron Lee Sawyer; one…

George William Bowen Jul 05, 2017 »

Mr. George William Bowen, 75, of Jonesboro, Arkansas departed this life peacefully at the Flo and Phil Hospice House on July 4, 2017. He was born to the late George Lee and Icy Pearl Bowen on February 16, 1942. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was adored by his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by all of his family.

Survivors include: his wife of forty seven years Carolyn Bowen of the home; two daughters:…

James Thomas Smith Jul 01, 2017 »

James Thomas Smith, 79, of Ash Flat, Arkansas passed away on July 1, 2017 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House. He was born on January 3, 1938 in Memphis, Tennessee to the late Tom Smith. He was of the Catholic faith and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and woodworking.

Survivors include; his wife: Brenda Smith of the home; one son: Andy Smith (Roxanne) of Collierville, Tennessee; one daughter: Sheila Thomas of Collierville, Tennessee; two step-daughters: Tricia Holden (Rich) of Jonesboro,…

Alice Long Jul 01, 2017 »

Alice Long, 71, of Powhatan, Arkansas passed away on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at her home. She was born on June 1, 1946 in Fanshawe, Oklahoma to the late Floyd and Pauline Neeley Rash. She enjoyed reading and fishing.

Survivors include; beloved ex-husband: Talmadge Long, Jr.; three sons: Chris, Scott, and Brent Long; one brother: Floyd Rash, Jr.: and a host of other family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: one brother: Johnny Rash; and one sister: Gail…

Dennis Allen Mathews Jun 29, 2017 »

Mr. Dennis Allen Mathews, “Pete” 62 of Jonesboro, Arkansas passed away Monday, June 26, 2017. He was born March 8, 1955 in Newport, Arkansas to the late Wallace and Georgia Woodruff Mathews. He served in the United States Army, the Vietnam war, and 101st Airborne para trooper. He was a great man who loved his children, grandchildren, riding his Harley and the outdoors.

Survivors include his previous wife: Cindy Mathews of Russellville, Arkansas; children: Samantha (Josh)…

Barbara Sue Betts Jun 28, 2017 »

Barbara Sue Betts, 71, of Vanndale, Arkansas passed away on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at Forrest City Medical Center. She was born on July 16, 1945 in Pumpkin Bend, Arkansas to the late Lee and Inez Pegg. She was of the Baptist faith and worked at Addison Shoe Factory for seventeen years before owning Vanndale Food Center. She was a really hard worker, enjoyed mowing grass, taking care of rental properties, dancing, having fun, and spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include:…

Bill Kelley Jun 22, 2017 »

Bill Kelley, 76, of Jonesboro, Arkansas passed away on June 18, 2017 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House. He was born on July 7, 1940 in Jonesboro, to the late Arvil and Lucille Kelley.

Survivors include; four sons: Burt, John, Roy, and Ira Kelley; three brothers: Arvil, Larry, and Oscar Kelley; four sisters: Joyce Kelley Presgrove, Joann Hickey, Cassandra Kelley Massey, and Freda Henson; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers: Charles, Ray,…

Josie L. Miller Jun 21, 2017 »

Josie L. Miller, 71, of Lepanto, Arkansas passed away on June 20, 2017 at NEA Baptist Hospital. She was born on March 28, 1946 in Double Springs, Alabama to the late Jasper Wyatt and Lessie Edna Tidwell Parrish. She enjoyed playing with her grandchildren, sewing, reading, loved meeting people and experiencing life. She loved everyone and never judged. She treated everyone like they were her own and she was an amazing cook.


Survivors include; one son: Tony Miller of Calico Rock,…

Lester Van Horn, Sr. Jun 20, 2017 »

Lester Lionel Van Horn, Sr., 73, of Monette, Arkansas passed away on June 19, 2017 at St. Bernards Medical Center. He was born on February 8, 1944 in Palmyra, New York to the late Herbert and Elaine Madison Van Horn. He enjoyed playing cards, pool, spending time with family, and watching TV, especially wrestling.

Survivors include; his wife: Donna Van Horn of the home; one sister: Carol Mitchum of Florida; two sons: James Van Horn of New Jersey and Lester “Thumper” of the home;…

Lucas Owen Butler Jun 19, 2017 »

Lucas Owen Butler was born into Heaven on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at St. Bernards Medical Center Jonesboro, Arkansas. Lucas opened his little eyes to the face of Jesus. Lucas is the son of Brandon and Samantha Ross-Butler of Pocahontas, Arkansas.

Lucas is the little brother of Karsynn and Emalynn Butler of the home; the grandson of William Ross, Jr. and Jean Ann of Pollard, Arkansas; Deborah Ross of Pocahontas, Arkansas; Deon and Sandra Butler of Maynard, Arkansas; and Lonnie and Juanita…

Jon N Martinsen Jun 17, 2017 »

Jon Nils Martinsen, 80, of Wynne, Arkansas, born in Niles, Michigan on September 7, 1936, to Nils and Josephine Martinsen went to his eternal home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

He is preceded in death by; his father: Nils Martinsen; his mother: Josephine Cisler Martinsen, one brother: David Martinsen; and one sister: Nanette Adelsperger.

He is survived by; his loving and devoted wife: Gayle Cain Martinsen of the home; his children: Carolyn Chalifoux of Kissimmee,…

Jerry Lynn Lee Jun 16, 2017 »

Mr. Jerry Lynn Lee , age 52 of Manila, Arkansas, went to his eternal home on June 14, 2017. Born February 27, 1965 in Osceola, Arkansas, to William and Mary Lee. Jerry loved riding four wheelers and motorcycles, going to the lake, swimming, and boat riding.

He is survived by his parents: William and Mary Lee of Manila, Arkansas; one sister: Julie Bowman and husband Donald of Manila, Arkansas; one niece: Stephanie Day and husband Ryan of Jonesboro, Arkansas; and two nephews: Blake Bowman…

Roger Dale Poe Jun 12, 2017 »

Roger Dale Poe, 67, of Monette, Arkansas passed away on June 11, 2017 at NEA Baptist Hospital. He was born on June 12, 1949 in Leachville, Arkansas to Lee Roy and Helen Austin Poe. He was a life time member of Rowes Chapel Baptist Church, loved watching westerns “dodging bullets”, a cowboy at heart, collected guns, enjoyed fishing, and loved the outdoors.

Survivors include; his wife: Terri Poe of the home; his mother: Helen Poe of Monette; one daughter: Denell Poe of…

Ben Robley B Stirnaman Jun 11, 2017 »

“Ben” Robley B Stirnaman, 36, of Piggott, Arkansas passed away on June 11, 2017 at Piggott Community Hospital. He was born on August 6, 1980 in Kennett, Missouri to Glen and Paula McCurry Stirnaman. He enjoyed cattle ranching, hunting, fishing, gardening and spending time with his family and friends.

Survivors include; his wife: Misty Stirnaman of the home; his mother: Paula Gargus (Larry) of Rector, Arkansas; one brother: Scott Stirnaman (Ami) of Rector, Arkansas; three daughters:…

Jason Mathew Harris Jun 11, 2017 »

Jason (Jay) M Harris, 43, of Jonesboro, Arkansas departed this life on June 11, 2017 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House. He was born on February 8, 1974 in West Memphis, Arkansas to George Ray Harris and Mai Snow. Jay graduated from Jonesboro High School and attended Arkansas State University. He was of the Baptist belief, a veteran of the US Navy, an avid Star Wars Collector, and loved guns and knives.

Survivors include; his mother: Mai Snow of Jonesboro; his stepmother: Beverly…

Byron Jerome Carter, Sr. Jun 09, 2017 »

Byron Jerome Carter Sr., 53, of Manila, AR. passed away June 7, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. Byron was born in Mississippi County, AR and spent most of his adult life in Mississippi and Poinsett Counties. He was a 1981 graduate of Central High School in Poinsett County. A mill wright by trade, he began his career working in his grandfather and father's business (Davis and Carter Welding). He was a 20 year employee of Nucor Steel- Hickman Plant at the time of his death. He enjoyed…

Emma Bartelt Jaggers Jun 06, 2017 »

Emma (Sis) Almedia Bartelt Jaggers, 46, of Jonesboro passed away on June 6, 2017 at her home. She was born on October 14, 1970 in Jonesboro to Junior Woodrow and Joyce Ann Arrington Roberts. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and aunt. She worked at St. Elizabeth’s Place as the activities director and enjoyed doing arts and crafts, Bible study and other activities with the residents. She loved her job and looked forward to going every day prior to being diagnosed…

Anthony Lackey Jun 02, 2017 »

Anthony Lackey, 65, of Manila, Arkansas passed away on May 31, 2017 at St. Bernards Medical Center. He was born on December 8, 1951 in Steele, Missouri to the late Ella Mae Graves Lackey. He enjoyed crossword puzzles, watching Andy Griffin and the Rifleman, and traveling.

Survivors include; his wife: Wanda Lackey of the home; two daughters: Carla Lackey of Cherry Valley, Arkansas and Paige Lackey-Taylor of Osceola, Arkansas; two brothers: Eugene and Billy Lackey both of Osceola,…

Wanda Mae Martin Jun 02, 2017 »

Wanda Mae Martin, 76, of Monette, Arkansas, passed away on June 1, 2017 at her home. She was born in Monette, Arkansas on February 25, 1941 to the late Claud and Bessie Brown Sharp. She was a member of Souls Harbor Trinity Church and enjoyed cooking, baking, collecting salt and pepper shakers, traveling, and yard sales.

Survivors include; her husband: Eugene Martin of Monette, Arkansas;

one son: Kenneth Worthey of Monette, Arkansas; one daughter: Connie Worthey of

Joplin, Missouri; two…

Lois F White Jun 02, 2017 »

Lois F. White, 92, of Jonesboro, Arkansas passed away on Friday, June 2, 2017 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House. She was born on May 21, 1925 in Cherry Valley, Arkansas to the late Walter and Maggie Dye Flentje. She was a member of the Church of Christ, owned and operated the Starlite Restaurant in Wynne, Arkansas, and enjoyed gardening and raising children.

Survivors include; three daughters: Jeanette White of Cherry Valley, Arkansas, Peggy Frank of Cherry Valley, Arkansas, and…

Sawyer Issac Morgan Jun 01, 2017 »

Sawyer Issac Morgan was born into Heaven on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at St. Bernards Medical Center Jonesboro, Arkansas. Sawyer is the son of Justin Morgan and Felicia Urrabazo of Trumann, Arkansas.

Sawyer is the little brother of Stella Leighann Marie of Trumann, Arkansas; the grandson of Tommy and Heather Coin of Trumann, Arkansas; and Bill and Kim Tribble of Jonesboro, Arkansas. He is the nephew of Tyler Morgan, Gabriel Urrabazo, Raul Torres, Olivia Tribble, Portia Urrabazo, and Faith…

James Dinsmore May 31, 2017 »

James (Jim) King Dinsmore, 81, of Jonesboro, Arkansas passed away on Friday, May 26, 2017 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House.

Jim was born November 9, 1935, to William Joseph and Helen King Dinsmore in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He married Cecile Endicott in Claymont, Delaware in 1959.

He was a graduate of P.S. DuPont High School in Wilmington, Delaware and the University of Delaware with a degree in Civil Engineering. He served three years as an officer in the U.S. Navy and six…

Terry Alan Revelle May 30, 2017 »

Mr. Terry Alan Revelle, 38, of Batesville, Arkansas passed away Sunday, May 28, 2017 at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Arkansas. He was born February 24, 1979 in Newport, Arkansas to the late Terry Revelle and Linda Eads.


Survivors include his mother: Linda Eads of Paragould, Arkansas; one brother: Brian Ray of Paragould, Arkansas; one sister: Christy Sterling of Batesville, Arkansas.


In addition to his father, he is preceded by one son.


The family has requested a private…

Rosemary Davis Hanlon May 30, 2017 »

Rosemary Davis Hanlon, 72, passed away at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Arkansas, Monday, May 29, 2017. Rosemary was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed painting, cooking, decorating, and gardening. .

Rosemary is survived by two sons: Cliff Patton and wife Laverna of Jonesboro, Arkansas; and Neal Patton and wife Larissa of Anaheim, California; two brothers: Dale Davis and wife Celeste of Arlington, Texas; and Phillip Davis and wife Leigh of Farmington, Arkansas; three…

Nicole Kendrick Jenkins May 26, 2017 »

Nicole Jenkins, 40, of Kennett, Missouri, passed away Monday, May 22, 2017. Nicole loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed swimming, reading, coloring, arts and crafts, shopping, and her dog Dazy Mae.

She is survived by her husband: Brandon Ray Jenkins, of Kennett, Missouri; two daughters: Victoria Faith Kendrick of Marmaduke, Arkansas; and Kailan Nicole Whitfield of Kennett, Missouri; one son: Brandon Ray Jenkins, II. of Kennett, Missouri; her mother: Karla…

Billie Fern Kimbrough May 25, 2017 »

Billie Fern Kimbrough, 70, passed away at her home in Cardwell, Missouri, Monday, May 22, 2017. Billie was known for being a beautiful woman and an amazing cook. Her homemade bread was the best.

She is survived by her husband: Charlie E. Smith of the home; one daughter: Tracy Roberts and husband Jason of Cabot, Arkansas; two sons: Robert Adam Lipper and wife Pam of West Plains, Missouri; and Charles Scott Lipper of Cardwell, Missouri; three grandchildren; one aunt: Shirley Bateman of…

Peggy Jane Cobb May 23, 2017 »

Ms. Peggy Jane Cobb, 56, of Jonesboro, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at the Flo and Phil Hospice House in Jonesboro. She was born in Harrisburg, Arkansas to John Walter Cobb and Norma Jean Parks Cobb. Mrs. Cobb attended the Central Baptist Church in Jonesboro, Arkansas and enjoyed crafting and playing with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her mother: Norma Jean Cobb of Jonesboro; two sons: Jeremy Holmes and wife Jessica of Mammoth Springs, Arkansas and Jonathan Wood and…

Addie Mack Wince May 19, 2017 »

Addie Mack Wince, 64, of Paragould, Arkansas passed away on May 19, 2017 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. He was born on December 21, 1952 in Paragould, Arkansas to Joseph and Tomazean Smith Wince. He was a member of the River of Life Church, and enjoyed fishing, woodworking, and watching westerns.

Survivors include; his father: Joseph Wince of Paragould, Arkansas; his wife: Virginia Wince of the home; two sons: Teddy Wince of Paragould, Arkansas and Jeremy Wince (Amanda)…

Carmela Marguerite Aaron May 16, 2017 »

Carmela Marguerite McGaha Aaron, 73, of Heber Springs, Arkansas, passed away on May 14, 2017 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, AR. She was born on June 21, 1943 in San Leandro, California to the late Robert Lee McGaha II and Anna Maria Fiannaca McGaha. She was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses and had belonged to the congregation in Heber Springs since 1970. Throughout her life, Carmel enjoyed spending time in her ministry where she could share wonderful Bible-based…

Glenda Fay Taylor May 15, 2017 »

Mrs. Glenda Fay Taylor, 63, passed away Sunday, May 14, 2017 at her home in Arbyrd, Missouri. Mrs. Taylor was born in Poplar Bluff, Missouri on July 6, 1953 to the late Thomas and Edith Mc Calister Braddum. She was a homemaker and enjoyed living life for her family.

She is survived by three daughters: Dawn Taylor and Amanda Mahan both of Arbyrd, Missouri; Denise Thompson (Charles) of Cardwell, Missouri; three sons: Wayne Taylor (Christine) and Tim Taylor both of Cardwell, Missouri; Wesley…

Karen Story May 15, 2017 »

Mrs. Karen Sue Story,66, of Caraway, Arkansas, passed away surrounded by loved ones, on May 14, 2017 at her home in Caraway, Arkansas. Born April 11, 1951 in Caraway, she was the daughter of Garland and Morene Cook Powell. Mrs. Story enjoyed working in her yard, reading and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her husband: Dean Story of the home; two sons: Zackery Story of Caraway, Arkansas and Matt Story and wife Amy of Marion, Arkansas; her mother: Morene Fincher; one…

Dorothy Utley May 12, 2017 »

Dorothy Utley, 84 of Jonesboro, Arkansas, passed away Friday, April 28, 2017 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House. She was the daughter of the late Albert and Gladys Nettles of Monette, Arkansas. Dorothy was born and raised in Monette and lived her entire adult life in Jonesboro and was retired bookkeeper.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Gladys Nettles of Monette; two brothers: Dale and Lewis Nettles; three sisters; Rita Setzer, Violet Wilson and Thelma Rowe. Also…

Ruby Irene Ralph May 11, 2017 »

Mrs. Ruby Irene Ralph, age 88 of Blytheville, Arkansas, passed away on May 10, 2017 at the at the Methodist University in Memphis, Tennessee. Born July 30, 1928 in East Prairie, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Lambert and Susie McNulty Myers. She was of the Pentecostal faith and attended the Heartland church in Gosnell, Arkansas. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, watching the birds and butterflies, volunteering and loved to laugh.

She is survived by one daughter: Susan…

Larry Gene Gramling, Sr. May 10, 2017 »

Larry Gene Gramling, Sr., of Paragould, Arkansas passed away on April 30, 2017 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House. He was born on May 26, 1947 in Kennett, Missouri to the late Eugene and Clara Holmes Gramling. He was a truck driver and enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Survivors include; his significant other: Joann Warwick of the home; four children: Larry Gramling, Jr. (Sabrina) of Paragould, Arkansas, Kim Raynnals of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Kyle…

Darrell Dewayne Pearson May 09, 2017 »

Darrell Dewayne Pearson, 78, of Caraway, Arkansas passed away on May 9, 2017 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House. He was born on November 9, 1938 in Rector, Arkansas to the late Herman and Flora Hardin Pearson. He was a member of the Caraway United Methodist Church, enjoyed life to the fullest, fishing, camping and spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include; his wife of fiftysix years: Dumetra Pearson of the home; one son: Douglas Pearson of Lepanto, Arkansas; two…

Linda Collins May 08, 2017 »

Linda Carolyn Collins, 62, passed away May 6, 2017 at the NEA hospital in Jonesboro, Arkansas. She was born September 27, 1954 to Wilborn and Elizabeth Hansen in Wynne, Arkansas. She was a member of Southridge General Baptist Church and a graduate of Valley View High School. Mrs. Collins was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Ann Hansen.

She is survived by her devoted husband of 34 years, Jerry Collins; one…

Beulah "Bea" Alberda May 08, 2017 »

Bea Alberda, 83, slipped into eternity with her children by her side on May 8, 2017 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House. She was born on May 30, 1933 in Monette, Arkansas to the late Herbert and Velma Cullum. She grew up in Monette and then moved to Michigan where she met her husband, Alan Alberda. They lived in many states throughout the US while Al served a career in the US Army. Upon retirement they moved back to her childhood home of Monette, Arkansas. She was a member of the…

Ricky Martin May 04, 2017 »

Ricky Dewayne Martin, 54, of Caraway, Arkansas, passed away on May 2, 2017, at his home in Caraway, Arkansas. Ricky was born in Osceola, Arkansas, on April 2, 1963. Ricky was a member of New Hope Baptist Church. He enjoyed listening to gospel music, watching Nascar, and football especially his favorite the Dallas Cowboys. Ricky also loved to spend time with his friends and family.

Ricky is survived by his mother: Emma Martin, of the home; one sister: Debra Rhoad of Atlanta, Georgia;…

Kenneth "Ken" Dewayne Hargrove May 03, 2017 »

Mr. Kenneth “Ken” Dewayne Hargrove, 57, of Kennett, Missouri passed away at his home, Tuesday, May 2, 2017. He was born in Poplar Bluff, Missouri to the late Billy Lee and Imogene Margaret Madden Hargrove. He worked at McCormick Steakhouse in Kennett, Missouri, he enjoyed fishing, coin collecting, he loved his job and had a passion for rebuilding lawnmowers and weed eaters, and known by many as Kenny D small engine repair. He loved his friends and to all who were near and dear to him…

Ramona Gail Reando May 02, 2017 »

Ramona Gail Reando, 58, passed away at St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas, Thursday, April 13, 2017.

She is survived by her husband of 10 years: Jeffrey Newton Reando; one son: Jason Green and his wife Pamela Wilson of Paragould, Arkansas; three grandchildren; two brothers: Kenny Box and wife Susana of Grandville, Michigan; and Allen Box of Holland, Michigan; four sisters: Rebecca Polk and husband Lloyd of Easley, South Carolina; Willodean Saucedo of Holland, Michigan;…

Billy Wayne Benham May 02, 2017 »

Billy Wayne Benham age 73 of Manila, Arkansas, passed away on Monday, May 1, 2017 at UAMS Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was born on December 3, 1943 in Lake City, Arkansas to the late Joe and Thelmalene Benham. Billy was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was a United States Army Veteran who proudly served our country and a truck driver for many years.

Survivors include; one son: Scott Randall Benham of Manila, Arkansas; four daughters: Shannon Atkinson and husband…

Margaret Jackson May 02, 2017 »

Margaret Jackson, age 72 of Manila, Arkansas, passed away on April 29, 2017 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Born April 2, 1945 in Manila, Arkansas, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Daisy Emrick Parsley. She was of the Baptist faith, and her past time was staying on the computer.

Mrs. Jackson is survived by one son: Scott Crawford; two daughters: Julie (Ricky) Johnson; Mendy (Shawn) Patterson; two sisters: Jan Copeland; Dona Brewer all of Manila,…

George Edward Phillips Apr 28, 2017 »

George Edward Phillps, age 79 of Trumann, Arkansas, passed away on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Arlington Cove Healthcare in Trumann, Arkansas. He was born on June 17, 1937 in Lepanto, Arkansas to the late Ray and Hilda Phillips.

Survivors include; one brother: Bill Phillips and wife Teresa of Chicopee, Massachusetts; two sisters: June Lowder of Van Buren, Arkansas, and Betty Bingham of Jonesboro, Arkansas; and a host of other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by; his…

Cletis Eddings Apr 28, 2017 »

Mr. Cletis Pearl Eddings, age 69 of Manila, Arkansas, passed away April 27, 2017 at the St. Bernard’s Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Born July 28, 1947 in Manila, he was the son of the late Homer and Rosalee Murphy Eddings and had been a longtime area resident. Mr. Eddings enjoyed was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing, yardwork, walking and spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by a step-daughter: Karen Henry of Manila, Arkansas;…

Sue Wyrick Apr 27, 2017 »

Sue Rena Wyrick, age 56, passed away on April 24, 2017 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. The family has requested a private service and disposition under the direction of Faith Funeral Service of Manila, Arkansas.

Inez Ruth Maynard Apr 26, 2017 »

Inez Ruth Maynard (Bryant), 83, passed away at her home, Monday, April 24, 2017.

She is survived by her husband of 67 years: L.B. Maynard; two daughters: Ginger Shaffer and Lonette Maynard; one son: Steven Maynard; seven grandchildren; several great grandchildren; one sister: Joyce Sanders.

She is preceded in death by her daughter: Alyce Weston; one brother and two sisters.

The family has requested private services under the direction of Faith Funeral Service, Manila, Arkansas.…

Benny L. Hodge Apr 19, 2017 »

Mr. Benny Lee Hodge, age 81 of Wynne, Arkansas passed away on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at the Crest Park Skilled Nursing Home in Wynne. Born December 10, 1935 in Blytheville, Arkansas he was the son of the late C.D. and Grace Forrest Hodge. Mr. Hodge was a member of the First Assembly of God in Wynne, a 50 year member of the Lion’s club and a long-time Justice of the Peace. Mr. Hodge was a member of the United State Selective Service and owned and operated Hodge’s Auto Parts. He…

Van Brown Apr 18, 2017 »

Van Oliver Brown, age 73 of Hornersville, Missouri, passed away on April 17, 2017 at the Flo and Phil Hospice House in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Born December 5, 1943 in Hornersville, he was the son of the late William Henry Harrison Brown and Virginia Williams Brown. Mr. Brown was a member of the Hornersville Baptist Church and was known around the area as “BoBo” and “The Can Man”. Mr. Brown received a plaque for picking up cans.

He is survived by four brothers: Willie…

Cynthia Garner Mahoney Apr 18, 2017 »

Cynthia Matilda Garner Mahoney, 75, of Jonesboro, Arkansas passed away on April 18, 2017 at St. Bernards Medical Center. She was born on October 18, 1941 in St. Louis, Missouri to the late Delmar and Clara Price Thomas. She was of the Baptist faith, loved her dog Sadie, enjoyed spending time with family and friends, being outdoors, playing bingo, and watching movies, especially westerns.

Survivors include: two sons: Robert Dale Garner (Jo Ann) and John Michael Garner (Stephanie) both of…

Peggy Ann McCoy Apr 17, 2017 »

Mrs. Peggy Ann McCoy, age 81 of Leachville, Arkansas, passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017 at the Flo and Phil Hospice House in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Born December 28, 1935 in Bolivar, Tennessee, she was the daughter of the late Edgar and Nona Vaughan Taylor. Mrs. McCoy was a member of the First Assembly of God in Leachville and enjoyed reading, gardening and spending time with her family.

She is survived by one son: Wayne McCoy of Leachville, Arkansas; two daughters: Wanda Rippy and…

Kenneth Gene Hinklin Apr 15, 2017 »

Kenneth Gene Hinklin, 53, of Hardy, Arkansas, passed away on April 15, 2017 at NEA Baptist Hospital. He was born on January 3, 1964 in San Antonio, Texas to the late Eddie and Carol Hines Hinklin. He was of the Baptist faith, and enjoyed riding motorcycles, water sports, and spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include; his wife: Terry Hinklin of the home; one son: Austin Pike of Illinois; three daughters: Peyton Cagle (Jon) of Germany, Shaylynn Boozy (Ricky) of Half Moon,…

Jimmie Malone Apr 06, 2017 »

Mr. Jimmie Malone of Harrisburg, departed this life Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at his home, at the age of 66.

He was born March 23, 1951 in Harrisburg, the son of the late Richard Malone and Annie Malone.

Richard was a mechanic and loved to fish and play dominoes. He was a loving husband, father, grand-father, and great-grandfather. He was a member of the Church of God in Christ in Harrisburg.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. He is…

Brenda Kay Pagan Apr 05, 2017 »

Mrs. Brenda Kay Pagan, age 62 of Trumann, Arkansas, passed away April 4, 2017 at her home. Born November 2, 1954 in Kansas City, Missouri, she was the daughter of Edward Lee and Dessie Corter Moody. Mrs. Pagan was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Trumann, Arkansas. She had owned her own day care and gift shop for over 13 years and also enjoyed decorating and spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her husband of 44 years: Mr. James Pagan of the home;…

Arthur Cambron Apr 05, 2017 »

Arthur Eugene Cambron, age 67 of Lake City, Arkansas, passed away on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at the St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Born December 23, 1949 in Monette, Arkansas, he was the son of the late Arthur and Gretha Mize Cambron and was a member of the Lunsford Baptist Church. Mr. Cambron proudly served our country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He enjoyed fishing, watching the St. Louis Cardinals and doing yardwork. Mr. Cambron was a devoted…

Gerald Swiecicki Apr 03, 2017 »

Mr. Gerald Swiecicki, age 69 of Williford, Arkansas, passed away March 31, 2017 at the St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Born October 9, 1947 in Cleveland, Ohio, he was the son of the late Eugene and Ermer Louise Devaney Swiecicki and was of the Catholic faith. Mr. Swiecicki loved animals and enjoyed being outdoors, and playing golf, basketball and skiing in his younger years.

He is survived by his wife: Linda Cathey of the home; two sons: Scott Swiecicki of…

Annie Ellen Wisham Apr 01, 2017 »

Annie Ellen Wisham, 73, of Lake City, Arkansas, passed away on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at NEA Baptist Hospital. She was born on March 7, 1944 in Lake City, Arkansas to the late Everett and Dolly Jewel Timms Davis. She was of the Pentecostal Faith, enjoyed cooking, loved children, and spending time with her family and friends.

Survivors include: her husband: Lonnie Wisham of the home; one daughter: Debbie Crocker (Jason); three brothers: Cleo Davis of Rockford, Illinois, Shelby Davis of…

Martha A. Williams Mar 31, 2017 »

Martha A. Williams, 49 of Trumann, Arkansas passed away Thursday, March 30, 2017 at NEA Baptist Hospital, Jonesboro, Arkansas. She was born in Trumann, Arkansas April 18, 1967 to the late James Hardy Jr. and Lois Kathrine Goodwin Williams.

She was of the Baptist faith, a homemaker, loved taking care of her family, enjoyed painting and drawing.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two grandchildren.

Martha A. Williams is survived by her husband Rickey Lynn Lisk, of the…

Harold Willard Mar 31, 2017 »

Mr. Harold Lester Willard, age 50, passed away Tuesday, March 28, 2017 in Paragould, Arkansas. Born September 27, 1966 in Trumann, Arkansas, he was the son of Homer and Mary Rand Willard.

The family has requested private services and disposition under the direction of Faith Funeral Service. Guest registry at faithfuneralservice.net

Millie Appleby Mar 28, 2017 »

Millie “Virginia” (Graham) Appleby, died Friday, March 24, 2017 at the age of 83. She had resided the past ten years at Crestpark Nursing Center in Marianna, Arkansas. She was born April 8, 1933 in Marianna, Arkansas to Jasper Wesley Graham and Scyntha Lou “Ada” (Davidson) Graham. She moved to Hot Springs, Arkansas with her first husband and later to Memphis, Tennessee; Oroville California; and her last residence before retiring was Freeport, Texas. She worked mainly as a…

Ruby Pillow Mar 27, 2017 »

Ruby Jean Pillow, born February 10, 1943, passed away suddenly March 19, 2017.

Ms. Ruby, as so many people called her, was a woman of great faith, patriotism, love for her girls, family, dogs, music, stories, and sheer determination. She lived and died by her standards and great beliefs and never settled, sometimes sacrificing at great cost for whatever she believed in deeply. But, with whatever she had, she shared; whatever life gave her, she made the best of it.

Ruby Pillow was resilient,…

Randy Eugene Freeman Mar 27, 2017 »

Randy Eugene Freeman, age 62, of Rector, Arkansas, passed away on Monday, March 20, 2017 at the Flo and Phil Hospice House, in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was born on July 24, 1954, in Elkhart, Indiana, to Lowe and Rachel (Schrimsher) Freeman. Randy loved to go fishing, working in the yard, and was a huge Alabama football fan “ROLL TIDE!”.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by one daughter, Randi Michelle Freeman, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; one son, William…

Danna Corbitt Mar 27, 2017 »

Danna Yarbrough Corbitt, daughter of C.J. “Tuffy” and Mary Leoda Yarbrough, passed away on March 24, 2017, after a lengthy illness. She is survived by two children: Sache Crouch(Scott) of Memphis, Tennessee and Calvin Corbitt of Eureka Springs, Arkansas; two beloved grandchildren, Madison Grace Brimhall and River Grayson Crouch; two brothers: Jerry Yarbrough(Karen) of Mesquite, Nevada and Rodney Yarbrough of Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Memorial services will be held at Tabernacle…

Kenneth Thomas Hardwick Mar 25, 2017 »

Mr. Kenneth Thomas Hardwick, age 49 of Caraway, Arkansas, passed away March 23, 2017 at the NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was born May 10, 1967 in St. Louis, Missouri and was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church in Black Oak, Arkansas. Mr. Hardwick was a hard worker and was dedicated to his family.

He is survived by his wife: Amber Hardwick of the home; two sons: Brandon Hardwick of Paragould, Arkansas and Brian Hardwick and fiancé Jennifer Riley of Jonesboro,…

Nina Alice Stark Mar 25, 2017 »

Nina Alice Stark, 72, of Hornersville, Missouri, passed away on March 24, 2017 at NHC Healthcare in Kennett, Missouri. She was born in Corning, Arkansas on December 13, 1944 to the late Thomas and Sylvia Laws Neeley. She was a member of the Solid Rock Church in Kennett, Missouri, enjoyed sharing the gospel with others, praying, and reading the Bible. She loved her children and grandchildren and helping others.

Survivors include; two sons: Charles Stark (Debbie) of Senath, Missouri and…

Warren Brewer Mar 24, 2017 »

Warren Brewer, 73, of Osceola, Arkansas passed away on March 23, 2017 at the Great River Medical Center in Blytheville, Arkansas. He was born on June 23, 1943 in Waynesboro, Tennessee to William and Molly Shubert Brewer. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and being outdoors.

Survivors include; his wife: Mary Brewer of Osceola, Arkansas; three sons: Warren Keith Brewer of Conway, Arkansas; Bryan Brewer of Osceola, Arkansas; and Daniel Brewer of Osceola, Arkansas; two daughters: Carol Rowland of…

Wanda Holt Mar 21, 2017 »

Mrs. Wanda Mae Johnson Holt, 59, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould, Arkansas. She was born October 12, 1957 in Leachville, Arkansas to Carol and Barbara Jean Holloway Johnson.

Mrs. Holt enjoyed shopping, going out to eat, and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Survivors include her father: Carol Johnson; one daughter: Jessica Avery (Carl) of Gosnell, Arkansas; two sons: Richard Johnson (Sheila) and Scotty Johnson of…

Michael Frost Mar 21, 2017 »

Michael Keith Frost, 52, of Paragould, Arkansas passed away on March 21, 2017 at Baptist hospital in Memphis. He was born on December 14, 1964 in Jerseyville, Illinois to Thomas Elton and Matilda Russell Frost. He enjoyed riding his Harley, watching TV, cooking, hunting, and fishing.

Survivors include; his wife of 31 years: Darlene Frost of the home; two daughters: Opal Dawson (Brian) of Leachville, Arkansas and Laci Warren of Paragould, Arkansas; three brothers: Thomas Frost, Paul…

Dennis Dickey Mar 20, 2017 »

Dennis Dickey, 67, of Blytheville, Arkansas, passed away on March 12, 2017 at St. Bernards Medical Center. He was born on February 8, 1950 in Mammoth Springs, Arkansas to the late Melton and Fern Coyle Dickey. He was a member of the Senath Church of Christ, enjoyed woodworking, and spending time with his family (they were everything to him).

Survivors include: his wife: Donna Dickey of the home; one son: James Dickey (Donna) of Blytheville, Arkansas; one daughter: Kimberly Dickey of…

Anthony Weaver Mar 20, 2017 »

Mr. Anthony Claude William Weaver, age 49 of Trumann, Arkansas, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the Advanced Care Hospital in Searcy, Arkansas. Born October 15, 1967 in Memphis, Tennessee, he was the son of Paul Edward and Claudia Mae King Weaver. Mr. Weaver was of the Pentecostal faith and loved to hunt and fish.

He is survived by his parents: Paul and Claudia Weaver of Jonesboro, Arkansas; one son: Anthony William Skip Weaver of Trumann, Arkansas; two daughters: Shania Leann…

Shirley Ann Martin Mar 10, 2017 »

Shirley Ann Martin, 73, of Caraway, Arkansas, passed away on March 10, 2017, at 7:33 a.m. at NEA Hospital in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Shirley was born in Manila, Arkansas, on November 30, 1943. She moved to Florida at a young age where she remained until she married her husband, Veon Martin, in 1958. At that time, they made their home in Caraway, Arkansas, where she has remained. Shirley was a member of First Baptist Church of Caraway. She retired from American Greetings as a production…

Wayne "Ben" Lawrence Mar 09, 2017 »

Wayne Cleo “Ben” Lawrence, 73, of Piggott, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at his home. He was born on June 10, 1943 in Senath, Missouri to the late Benjamin “Pete” and Ruth Coleman Lawrence. He was a very spiritual man, was devoted in love to his wife of 56 years, and will be greatly missed by his wife, children, and family.

Survivors include; his wife: Stella Lawrence of the home; three sons: Jimmy Lawrence of Alabama, Ricky Lawrence of…

Ronnie Dean Montgomery Mar 03, 2017 »

Mr. Ronnie Dean Montgomery, Sr., age 57 of Jonesboro, Arkansas, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at his home. Born July 22, 1959 in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, he was the son of the late Harvey and Carolita Kirby Montgomery and was a longtime area resident. Mr. Montgomery was a member of the Valley View Church of Christ and was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and riding four-wheelers. Mr. Montgomery also enjoyed going to church…

Edward Cobb Mar 02, 2017 »

Mr. Edward Cobb, age 67 of Joiner, Arkansas, passed away February 27, 2017 at the Methodist University in Memphis, Tennessee. Born August 19, 1949 in Mississippi, he was the son of the late G.S. and Hattie Harris Cobb. He enjoyed working on cars, playing the lottery and always having a good time.

He is survived by one son: William Wilson-Cobb of Oklahoma; one brother: Alvin Cobb and wife Sherry Lynn of Zapata, Texas; one sister: Linda Ellingwood of Joiner, Arkansas. Mr. Cobb also…

Deborah Ann Ward Feb 28, 2017 »

Deborah Ann Ward 55, passed away February 26, 2017, at Cross Ridge Community Hospital in Wynne, Arkansas.

She was born on November 7, 1961, at St. Bernard’s Hospital to Jack and Margaret Daniels of Jonesboro, Arkansas. She loved caring for animals, visiting the outdoors, and spending time with her family. She is the mother of Brian and Sarah Ward. Deborah graduated valedictorian at Valley View High School and later graduated from ASU with a degree in Medical Technology. She was…

Terry Dennis Feb 28, 2017 »

Terry Gayle Dennis, age 63, of Fisher, Arkansas, stepped into our Lord's heavenly presence on Saturday, February 25, 2017. He was born on November 14, 1953, in Harrisburg, Arkansas, to Jerry Gayle and Georgia Mary (Brown) Dennis. Terry Gayle was engaged in farming his entire life. He lived in Fisher with Kim (Horst) Dennis, his wife of 44 years. His favorite things revolved around his family and friends. He loved being outdoors and especially enjoyed relaxing at Norfork Lake and the…

Carolyn Silk Feb 27, 2017 »

Ms. Carolyn A. Silk, age 64 of Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, passed away Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Baptist Health Medical Center in North Little Rock, Arkansas. Born January 29, 1953 in Marshall, Texas, she was the daughter of the late J.G. and Billie Metcalf. Ms. Carolyn loved the outdoors, going shopping, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by one son: Dustin Aird and wife Stephanie of Proctor, Arkansas; one daughter-in-law: Chaya Aird of Brookland,…

Ruby Nadine Vankirk Feb 24, 2017 »

Ruby Nadine Vankirk, age 70 of Bay, Arkansas, passed away Thursday, February 23, 2017 at the NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Born in Bay, Arkansas, she was the daughter of the late Luther and Ruby Doty Holt. Mrs. Vankirk was a member of the Liberty Community Church of Christ in Lake City, Arkansas and enjoyed fishing and visiting with friends.

She is survived by two sons: Charles Vankirk of Paragould, Arkansas and Ira Gene Vankirk of Lake City, Arkansas; two brothers: Howard…

Danny Casey Feb 24, 2017 »

Mr. Danny Ray Casey, age 65 of Gosnell, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at his home. Born May 23, 1951 in Blytheville, Arkansas, he was the son of the late Clyde and Emma Slatton Casey. Mr. Casey was a family man and enjoyed hanging out with his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife: Aline Casey of the home; two sons: Danny Casey, Jr. and wife Sarah of Burlington, Iowa and Steven Casey and wife Holly of Blytheville, Arkansas; one daughter: Diana…

Billy Gene Vinson Feb 24, 2017 »

Billy Gene Vinson, 74, of Lake City, Arkansas passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Friday, February 24, 2017 at St. Bernards Medical Center, Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was born on November 25, 1942 in St. Genevieve, Missouri to George and Virginia Cox Vinson. He had resided at Lakeside Nursing home, Lake City, Arkansas.

Survivors include: one sister-in-law: Mary Alice Hendrix Vinson of Jonesboro, Arkansas; three nephews: Todd Vinson (Dana) of Keiser, Arkansas, Tracy Vinson (Lori) of…

Bennie Carter Feb 22, 2017 »

Bennie Gordon Carter, age 68 of Paragould, Arkansas, passed away on February 19, 2017 at his home. Born August 10, 1948 in Paragould, he was the son of the late Miles and Essie Smith Carter. Mr. Carter proudly served our county in the United States Air Force for 24 years. He enjoyed 50 and 60s music, westerns, CSI movies, wood-working and working in the yard.

He is survived by his wife of 22 years: Pam Carter of the home; three sons: Jason Weaver and wife Amy of Lafe, Arkansas, Michael…

Jimmie Tanner Feb 18, 2017 »

Jimmie Ulysses Tanner, 72, of Kennett, Missouri passed away on Saturday, February 18, 2017. He was born on February 14, 1945 in Kennett, Missouri to the late Charlie and Rebel Bailey Tanner. He was of the Baptist faith, loved to hunt and fish, and he enjoyed watching sports.

Survivors include; one daughter: Penelope Antoinette Tanner; three brothers: Charles Tanner of Kennett, Missouri, Ellis Dean Tanner of Washington, and Paul Ray Tanner of Ward, Arkansas; three sisters: Elizabeth…

Gerald Trayler Feb 15, 2017 »

Mr. Gerald Edward Trayler, age 75 of Marmaduke, Arkansas, passed away on February 13, 2017 at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Born September 18, 1941 in Lansing, Michigan, he was the son of the late William and Frances Stepp Trayler. Mr. Trayler was a member of the Christian Life Center in Brookland, Arkansas. He enjoyed raising cattle, and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife: Marion Trayler of the home; three sons: Todd Trayler and wife Angela of…

Billy Joe Householder Feb 11, 2017 »

Billy Joe Householder, 47 of Jonesboro, Arkansas passed away on February 4, 2017 in Paragould, Arkansas. He was born on October 3, 1969 in Paragould, Arkansas to the late Jerry and Linda Creecy Householder. He was a member of the Central Baptist in Jonesboro and he loved to hunt and fish.

Survivors include; two brothers: Eddie Householder of Lake City, Arkansas and Bobby Householder of Harrison, Tennessee; and a host of other family friends.

A graveside service will be held on February…

Edith Lampkin Feb 10, 2017 »

Mrs. Edith Lampkin, age 75 of Rector, Arkansas, passed away on February 10, 2017 at the St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Born May 7, 1941 in Walla Walla, Washington, she was the daughter of the late Perry and Martha Loveless Harris. Mrs. Lampkin was a Christian and enjoyed sewing, reading and spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by two sons: Jerry Lampkin and wife Sheila of Rector, Arkansas and Mark Lampkin of Rector, Arkansas; one daughter:…

William Russell Bearden Feb 07, 2017 »

William Russell Bearden, age 65 of Trumann, Arkansas, passed away on Monday, February 6, 2017 at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital, Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was born on February 5, 1952 in Tulare, California to the late Ted and Ethel Bearden. He loved to make old cars beautiful. He was a very passionate person with lots of zeal, and loved his family very much.

Survivors include; two sons: Dillon Bearden of California, and Brian Bearden of Illinois; one daughter: Anissa Fields of California;…

Ronnie Hill Feb 07, 2017 »

Mr. Ronnie Hill, age 65 of Black Oak, Arkansas, passed away February 7, 2017 at his home. Born December 15, 1951 in Monette, Arkansas to G.W. Hill and Evelyn Thomas Hill. Mr. Hill farmed most of his life, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, riding four wheelers, spending time with his family and smoking his favorite cigarettes which were Marlboro soft pack while aggravating all the girls.

Survivors include; his wife: Dora Hill of the home; five sons: Ronnie Lee, Jr. of St. Louis, Missouri, Frank…

Dora Dean "Nenaw" Powell Feb 03, 2017 »

Mrs. Dora Dean “Nenaw” Powell, age 89 of Black Oak, Arkansas, passed away on February 3, 2017 at the NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Born February 15, 1927 in Evening Shade, Arkansas, she was the daughter of the late James Edgar and Eva Davis Dunigan. Mrs. Powell was an active member of the Black Oak Church of Christ and enjoyed crocheting, reading, sewing and was well known for her pies at church.

She is survived by two daughters: Polly Armstrong of Black Oak,…

David Dudley Sykes Feb 03, 2017 »

David Dudley Sykes, 61, of Paragould, Arkansas passed away on Friday, February 3, 2017 at his home. He was born on June 11, 1955 in Rockford, Illinois to the late Dudley and Margaret Elaine Jacobs Sykes. He was a member of the Union Grove Baptist Church in Jonesboro, Arkansas, enjoyed playing the guitar, watching NASCAR and football, loved his dog, “Jamme” and loved spending time with his family.

Survivors include; his wife: Shari Sykes of the home; four children: David Sykes of…

Gerald Scott Ferrell Feb 02, 2017 »

Mr. Gerald Scott Ferrell, age 51 of Little Rock, Arkansas, passed away January 29, 2017 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Born May 15, 1965 in Illinois, he was the son of Wyatt and Carolyn Ferrell. Mr. Ferrell was a happy likeable man who was an avid Cubs fan. He was a good worker, and a dedicated employee who lived life the way he wanted to live it.

He is survived by his stepmother: Carol Ferrell of Walnut Ridge, Arkansas; one nephew: Allan Knapp of Illinois; one uncle: John Ferrell and wife Neena…

Cathy Laire Feb 01, 2017 »

Mrs. Cathy Jean Laire, age 62 of Trumann, Arkansas, went to her eternal home on February 1, 2017. Born March 11, 1954 in Trumann, Arkansas, she was the daughter of the late William and Ethel Brashers Clem. Mrs. Laire loved camping, cooking, attending family reunions and collecting bells and Barbie’s. Mrs. Laire enjoyed music, playing the guitar and singing with her group in her younger years on the radio.

She is survived by her husband of 41 years: Franklin Laire of the home;…

Gerald James Thacker, Jr. Jan 30, 2017 »

Gerald James Thacker, Jr., of Smithville, Arkansas, passed away on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at St. Bernards Medical Center, Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was born on March 29, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Gerald James and Marie Wombles Thacker, Sr. He enjoyed wood working, motorcycles, and being on top of his hill.

Survivors include; his girlfriend: Tina Dodson of the home; five sons: Kevin Broadway of Memphis, Tennessee, Jimmy Thacker of Indiana, Marcus Thacker of Missouri, Thomas…

Blickie Don Prince Jan 27, 2017 »

Mr. Blickie Don Prince, age 69 of Paragould, Arkansas, passed away on Friday, January 27, 2017 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was born June 24, 1947 in Missouri and was of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and going to flea markets.

He is survived by two sons: Paul Prince and wife Katrina of Paragould, Arkansas, Nolan Prince and wife Bridgett of Lafe, Arkansas; three daughters: Stacey Prince, Simone Baldwin and husband Shane both of…

Charles William Morgan Jan 27, 2017 »

Charles William Morgan, 89, of Paragould, Arkansas passed away on Friday, January 27, 2017 at his home. He was born on September 15, 1927 in Mounds, Arkansas to the late Earnest McKinley and Edith Jewel Cathy Morgan.

Survivors include; one daughter: Debra Frost of Paragould, Arkansas; one brother: Harold Morgan(Barbara) of Paragould, Arkansas; four sister: Wilma Barr(Harold), Geneva Boyd(Danny), Iva Wilcox(Jim), and Barbara Wilson all of Paragould, Arkansas; nine grandchildren: Gina Perry…

Joseph Eugene Robinson Jan 25, 2017 »

Joseph Eugene Robinson, 57, of Clarkton, Missouri, passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at Norton Women and Children’s Hospital, Louisville, Kentucky. He was born on August 6, 1958 in Peach Orchard, Missouri to the late Robert Joseph and Minnie Laden Robinson. He was a lifelong area resident and enjoyed listening to country music, playing pool, and fishing.

Survivors include; one daughter: Jessie Jordan Robinson of Jolliet, Illinois; three brothers: Lonnie Robinson (Cherry) of…

Susan Dinah Shields Jan 23, 2017 »

Mrs. Susan Dinah Shields, age 63 of Hoxie, Arkansas, passed away on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at her home. Born October 26, 1953 in Antioch, California, she was the daughter of the late Ted and Elizabeth Zimmeran Simmons. Mrs. Shields was a member of the Faith Tabernacle Church in Hoxie and enjoyed decorating.

She is survived by her husband: Ted Shields of the home; two sons: Teddy Douglas Shields and wife Tracy of Batesville, Arkansas and Israel D. Shields and wife Erika of Walnut Ridge,…

Richelle Marie Cole Jan 18, 2017 »

Mrs. Richelle Marie Cole, age 46, passed away on Monday, January 16, 2017 at the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould, Arkansas. Born April 7, 1970 in St. Louis, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Clayetta McDaniel Schaefer. Mrs. Cole was of the Pentecostal faith, and enjoyed watching the food network and cooking. Her greatest gift was raising her children and spending time with her family.

She is survived by two sons: Brandon Hardwick and wife Tori of…

Robert Jones Jan 17, 2017 »

Robert Stuart Jones, 74 of Jonesboro, Arkansas, passed away January 17, 2017 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center. Born April 1, 1942 in Pasadena, California he was the son of the late Edward and Jean Wolfe Jones.

Memorial services will be announced at a later time under the direction of Faith Funeral Service of Manila, Arkansas.

Misty Jones Jan 11, 2017 »

Misty Jones, 41, of Paragould, Arkansas, passed away on January 9, 2017 at her home. She was born on December 11, 1975 in Kennett, Missouri to the late Charles Wayne and Cathy Holt Davis. She enjoyed coloring in adult coloring books and spending time with her family.

Survivors include: one son: Devin Davis and fiancé Kacie Pitcher of Paragould, Arkansas; one daughter: Jaquelyne Jones of Paragould, Arkansas; one brother: Charles Davis of Paragould, Arkansas; one sister: Casey Jones;…

John Stanley Terry Jan 10, 2017 »

John Stanley Terry, 79, of Whitton, Arkansas, passed away on Monday, January 9, 2017. He was born on March 19, 1937 in Moulton, Alabama to the late James and Lela Bradford Terry. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Joiner, Arkansas and worked in record sales and promotion for several recording companies. He enjoyed crappie fishing, reading, watching westerns, drinking coffee, playing cards with his friends, and most importantly, spending time with his family.

Survivors…

Joyce Marie Everett Jan 10, 2017 »

Joyce Marie Everett, 63, of Jonesboro, Arkansas, passed away on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House. She was born on September 6, 1953 in Des Moines, Iowa to Leo and Thelma Heatherington Swan. She was a member of Bolivar Pentecostal Church of Harrisburg, enjoyed playing Nintendo, coloring in adult coloring books, playing Dig Dug, crocheting, and hanging out with her sister.

Survivors include: her father: Leo Swan of Trumann, Arkansas; four sons: Tony Swan, George…

Michael Duane Cole Jan 09, 2017 »

Mr. Michael Duane Cole, age 45 of Kennett, Missouri, passed away Saturday, January 7, 2017 at his home. Born December 2, 1971 in Hayti, Missouri, he was the son of James and Jann Douglas Cole. Mr. Cole enjoyed music, watching sports and going to stock car races.

He is survived by his wife of three years: Richelle Cole of the home; his mother: Jann Douglas Cole of Dyersburg, Tennessee; two sons: Matthew and Michael Miller both of Gosnell, Arkansas; two daughters: Victoria Reese of Holland,…

Lowell Nicholas Jan 07, 2017 »

Dr. Lowell Nicholas, 75, of Sherwood, Arkansas went home to be with the Lord on January 6, 2017. He was born in Pollard, Arkansas on July 29, 1941. He was an active deacon, Sunday School teacher, and faithful member of First Baptist Church of Sherwood for many years. His faith in God was a foundation for his service, and he strived to embrace God’s grace each and every day

He is preceded in death by his parents, Ethridge and Opal Nicholas. He is survived by his beloved wife of 49…

Terry Hudson Jan 04, 2017 »

Mr. Terry Wayne Hudson, age 67 of Hoxie, Arkansas, passed away on January,4 2017, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Born August 27, 1949 in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, he was the son of the late Marvin and Pauline Lamb Hudson and was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Hudson recently retired from Skil in Walnut Ridge and enjoyed going to the casinos, walking in the park, and spending time with his family.

He is survived by one daughter: Aubri Hudson- Holloway and wife…

Dessie Bernice Dunn Jan 02, 2017 »

Mrs. Dessie Bernice Dunn, 71 of Monette, Arkansas passed away Saturday, December 31, 2016 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center, Jonesboro, Arkansas. She was born August 24, 1945 to the late Harm and Sarah Edna Watkins Finley. Mrs. Dunn was a homemaker, attended Lake City First Assembly of God Church, loved spending time with her grandchildren, gardening, fishing and watching wrestling.

Survivors include three sons: Robbie (Stephanie) Sarrels of Moore, Oklahoma; John (Amanda) Wilson of…

Flossie Angelee Hall Jan 02, 2017 »

Mrs. Flossie Angelee Hall, age 92 of Caraway, Arkansas, passed away on Sunday, January 1, 2017 at the St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Born August 31, 1924 in Oxford, Arkansas, she was the daughter of the late Lenard and Lema Ann Pinkston Layne. Mrs. Hall was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church in Black Oak, Arkansas and was a life-long area resident. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, making yard ornaments and spending time with her family and grandchildren.

Rhonda Leigh Rusher Jan 02, 2017 »

Mrs. Rhonda Leigh Rusher, age 42 of Lake City, Arkansas, passed away on December 27, 2016 at her home. Born February 2, 1974 in Jonesboro, Arkansas, she was the daughter of Johnny and Robbie Brown Porter. She enjoyed watching TV, drinking coffee, coke and water and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her parents: Johnny and Robbie Brown Porter; her husband: Kevin Rusher of the home; three children: Zachary Chaffin, Savannah Chaffin and Tanner Rusher; two brothers: Johnny…

James Gatewood Dec 26, 2016 »

Mr. James Gatewood, age 66 of Rector, Arkansas, passed away on Saturday, December 24, 2016 at the Piggott Community Hospital. Born August 2, 1950 in St. Louis, Missouri, he was the son of the late James and Margie Blanton Gatewood. Mr. Gatewood loved his cat Jack.

He is survived by one daughter: Heather Cobb and Jason of Rector; two sons: Jimmy and Billy Gatewood both of Paragould; four grandsons: Jessie and Simon Cobb and Dylan and Trevor Gatewood; one granddaughter: Abbie Cobb; and his…

Thomas Ray Jordan, Jr. Dec 22, 2016 »

Thomas Roy Jordan, Jr. age 43 of Trumann, Arkansas, passed away on Tuesday, December 21, 2016 at the UT Methodist Lebonheur Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee. Born January 11, 1973 in Forest City, Arkansas, he was the son of Thomas Roy Jordan, Sr. and Sherry Timbs Jordan. Mr. Jordan enjoyed hunting, fishing with his wife Tina, and arrowhead digs. He loved going to church, spending time with his family and his church family. Tommy never met a stranger and was loved by many. He was a joker and…

Retha Goff Dec 20, 2016 »

Mrs. Retha Mae Goff, age 62 of Caruthersville, Missouri, passed away on December 16, 2016 at Regional One Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Born July 9, 1954 in Etowah, Arkansas, she was the daughter of the late Dee and Cleo Russell Ganus and was of the Church of God faith. Mrs. Goff was a homemaker, enjoyed collecting angels and lighthouses, and enjoyed spending time with her family especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband: Steven Goff of Caruthersville,…

Jeannie Ann Freeman Rousey Dec 20, 2016 »

Jeannie Ann Freeman Rousey, was born on November 25, 1969 in Jonesboro, Arkansas to Margarett Freeman and the Late Jerry Dean Freeman. She was preceded in death by her brother Andy Gene Westbrook.

She was a Mother of two Children, Grandmother and Served as a Nurse at St Bernard’s Regional hospital and MD Anderson Cancer Center, American Red Cross, and enjoyed being a Homemaker and taking care of her MimKid “Kayden-Grandson” was devoted to all who knew her. She confessed…

Janell Kay Andrews Dec 20, 2016 »

Ms. Janell Kay Andrews, age 65 of Jonesboro, Arkansas, passed away December 16, 2016 at her home. Born in Chester, Illinois, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bodecker and was a Christian. Ms. Andrews loved all animals and also taking care of her home, children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed watching the Walking Dead and going to yard sales and flea markets.

She is survived by her mother: Opal Bodecker of Chester, Illinois; two sons: David Renck and Ashley of Steele, Missouri…

Carol Warner Dougan Dec 16, 2016 »

Carol Warner Dougan, 66, died Friday at St. Bernard’s Medical Center. She was born on April 12, 1950, to Ethel Bersh and Harold Warner in Philadelphia. Survivors include her mother, Ethel B. Warner; her husband, Michael B. Dougan; her brother, Stephen Warner and his wife, Carolyn Warner; and a nephew, Ari Warner. She worked as a unit secretary at St. Bernard’s and was active in the League of Women Voters and the ACLU. A cellist, she played in the ASU and the Delta Symphony orchestras.…

David Lloyd Lindsey, III Dec 15, 2016 »

David Lloyd Lindsey, III, 55, of Poplar Bluff, Missouri passed away on Wednesday, December 14, at Cedargate Healthcare. He was born on February 22, 1961 in Concord, California to David and Yvonne DeFoort Lindsey. He was a Christian, and loved hunting, fishing, and taking care of his children.

Survivors include: his father: David Lindsey of Lake Berryessa, California; his wife: Jana Lindsey of the home; one sister: Michelle Adams of Orange, California: one son: Wyatt Lindsey of the home;…

Martha Ann "Moppie" Snell Moss Dec 15, 2016 »

Martha Ann “Moppie” Moss, 85, of Jonesboro, Arkansas passed away on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center. She was born on February 8, 1931 in Marked Tree, Arkansas to the late Edgar and Josie Hutcheson Snell.

Survivors include; one sister: Maxine Wallin of Lepanto, Arkansas; two grandsons: Brian Snell of Batesville, Arkansas and Jonathan Snell of Rogers, Arkansas; three great-grandsons: Corbyn, Cameron, and Cayden Snell all of Batesville, Arkansas; and a…

Jimmy Lee Rogers Dec 15, 2016 »

Jimmy Lee Rogers, 75, of Jonesboro, Arkansas, passed away on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. He was born on November 20, 1941 in Tyronza, Arkansas to the late Dewey and Estaleen Davis Rogers. He was a member of the Fisher of Men Church and loved fishing and riding around.

Survivors include: one son: Jimmy Lee Rogers, Jr. of Paragould, Arkansas; one daughter: Donna Sue Sanchez of Paragould, Arkansas; one brother: Berl Junior (Shirley) Rogers of Paragould,…

Terry Anderson, Sr. Dec 14, 2016 »

Mr. Terry Anderson, Sr. age 77 of Jonesboro, Arkansas, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Born December 2, 1939 at Happy Corner, Arkansas, he was the son of the late Rev. Roy and Alice Sipes Anderson and had lived in the Childress Community. A 1958 graduate of Childress High School, he was very active in sports. After graduation he moved to Jonesboro, Arkansas and was the owner of Anderson's Exxon until his…

Frances Goodrich Dec 13, 2016 »

Frances Geraldine Goodrich, age 54 of Paragould, Arkansas, passed away December 13, 2016 at the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould, Arkansas. Born February 12, 1962 in Osceola, Arkansas, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Shirley Moore Guthrie. Mrs. Goodrich enjoyed keeping house and she loved her dogs.

She is survived by her husband: Danny Baugus of Paragould, Arkansas; one son: Donnie Smith of Paragould, Arkansas; two daughters: Amber Dawn Smith of Luxora, Arkansas and…

Patricia Cudahy Dec 13, 2016 »

Written by her son, Tony Trumbull:

With great sorrow I must announce that Patricia Cudahy passed away Wednesday after a long illness. Her husband Bernard (Bernie) was with her when she peacefully slipped away. You may have known her as Patricia Traver, Patricia Trumbull, Mom, Grandma or “Ratty Patty”. She was born, married, and started her family in Middletown, NY. She earned a BA in nursing and worked in health care during her entire professional career. She was the head of nursing at…

Byron Curtis Rogers, Jr. Dec 12, 2016 »

Mr. Byron Curtis Rogers, Jr., 90 passed away Sunday, December 11, 2016 at Morningside of Jonesboro. He was born August 29, 1926 in Jonesboro, Arkansas to the late Byron Curtis, Sr. and Metta Adams. Mr. Rogers served in the United States Navy, enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and was a deep thinker.

Survivors include: his wife: Ella Mae Rogers; one son: Byron Curtis Rogers III (Connie) of Mammoth Springs, Arkansas; two daughters: Angela (Dan) Dacus of Jonesboro, Arkansas; Rita…

Janice Evelyn Brown Dec 12, 2016 »

Mrs. Janice Evelyn Brown, 72, passed away Saturday, December 10, 2016 at the Monette Manor Nursing Home in Monette, Arkansas. She was born May 27, 1944 in Doniphan, Missouri to the late Oliver and Eve Malone Hill.


She was a member of First Freewill Baptist church in Jonesboro, was a homemaker and was the neighborhood babysitter for many children throughout the years, loved spending time with her family, loved animals and collecting dolls.


Survivors include six sons: Jamie (Kim)…

Mary Ergle Dec 12, 2016 »

Mrs. Mary Rebekah “Little” Ergle, age 75 of Brookland, Arkansas, passed away on December 11, 2016 at the NEA Hosptial in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Born November 6, 1941 in Fort Madison, Iowa, she was the daughter of the late Wilford and Essie Little. Mrs. Ergle was a member of the Macedonia Baptist Church in Jonesboro, Arkansas and a member of the Teex Mars ministries out of Lubbock, Texas. She enjoyed gardening, planting flowers and spending time with her family.

She is survived…

Ronald Stull Dec 12, 2016 »

Mr. Ronald Stull, age 66 of Manila, Arkansas, passed away December 12, 2016 at his home. Born October 21, 1950, he was the son of the late Paul and Geraldine Chipman Stull. Mr. Stull enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family.

He is survived by two sons: Brian Stull and wife Kim of Paragould, Arkansas and Josh Stull and Danica of Jonesboro, Arkansas; two step-sons: Mike Rawson of Manila, Arkansas and Terry Rawson of Michigan; five brothers: Donald, Terry, Johnny, Benny and Lenny…

Orville Gene Groves Dec 08, 2016 »

Mr. Orville Gene Groves, age 78 of Rector, Arkansas, passed away on December 7, 2016 at his home. Born September 14, 1938 in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, he was the son of the late Ed and Laura Sutton Groves and was of the Baptist faith. Gene, otherwise known as a “Drifter” was one of few men left in the Boydsville community to talk on his CB nightly. He always enjoyed catching up with everyone at the end of the day to talk weather or everyone’s daily adventurers. Mr. Groves…

Kenneth Ray Green Dec 07, 2016 »

Kenneth Ray Green, 62, of Trumann, Arkansas passed away on December 6, 2016 at NEA Baptist Hospital. He was born on July 11, 1954 in Trumann, Arkansas to the late William Dee and Della Jean McCarty Green. He was the Pastor of The Full Gospel Tabernacle in Trumann, Arkansas, a musician, and a singer.

Survivors include; his wife: Barbara Green of the home; three daughters: Kendra Bishop of Trumann, Arkansas, Karri (Jeremy) Morgan of Brookland, Arkansas, and Jami (John) Witt of Trumann,…

Troy Yancey Dec 07, 2016 »

Mr. Troy Yancey, age 73 of Manila, Arkansas, passed away on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at his home. Born on August 19, 1943 in Wilson, Arkansas, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Roy Yancey and was a longtime area resident. Mr. Yancey enjoyed fishing, playing with his great-grandchildren and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years: Judy Yancey of the home; three sons: Vernon Bramley of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Roy Martin Bramley of Valdosta, Georgia and…

Pam Kay Carruth Dec 06, 2016 »

Pam Kay Carruth, 61, of Jonesboro, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. She was born in Lufkin, Texas on September 25, 1955 to Hoy and Ruby Hood Oliver. Mrs. Carruth enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She was of the Pentecostal faith and a member of the Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ in Hoxie, Arkansas.

She is survived by her husband: Eugene Carruth, of the home; one daughter: Tammy Thomas; one son: James…

Virgie Mae Morris Dec 05, 2016 »

Virgie Mae Morris, age 78 of Paragould, Arkansas, passed away on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould, Arkansas. Born March 18, 1938 in Harrisburg, Arkansas, she was the daughter of the late Willie and Mae Slayden Bice. Ms. Morris was a lifelong area resident and a member of the Oak Grove Heights Baptist Church for forty seven years. She earned her nursing degree in the late seventy’s. Ms. Morris always enjoyed making flower arrangements,…

Mr. George Porter Dec 02, 2016 »

Mr. George Porter, 86, passed away Friday, December 2, 2016 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas.

Graveside services will be Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 4:00pm at Trinity Cemetery in Bono, Arkansas with Bro. Rick Hart officiating.

Faith Funeral Service, Manila, Arkansas is in charge of arrangements.

Guest registry www.faith funeralservice.net

Sharon Justine Cook Dec 01, 2016 »

Mrs. Sharon Justine Cook, age 53 of Paragould, Arkansas, passed away November 29, 2016 at the Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. Born July 11, 1963 in Monterey, Tennessee, she was the daughter of the late Claude Billy and Stella Cook Key. Mrs. Cook enjoyed crocheting, playing games on the computer and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her husband: Farris Cook of Monterey, Tennessee; three sons: Robert Crawford of Livingston, Tennessee, Lonnie Pettus and wife…

Deborah Shirley Nov 28, 2016 »

Mrs. Deborah L. Shirley, 60, passed away Sunday, November 27, 2016 at her home in Monette, Arkansas She was born May 20, 1956 in Leachville, Arkansas to Leon and Kathryn Beal Murphree. Mrs. Shirley worked in many factories over the years and was a line leader. She loved sewing, quilting, fishing, camping and horses. She was a very outgoing person and loved going to the Casino with her Uncle Junior Rodgers.

Mrs. Shirley is survived by her mother: Kathryn Murphree of Paragould,…

Veales Lavon Davidson, Jr. Nov 25, 2016 »

Veales Lavon Davidson, Jr., 54, of Kennett, Missouri passed away on November 23, 2016 at his home. He was born on December 29, 1961 in Hayti, Missouri to the late Veales and Bertha Davidson. He enjoyed fishing, watching TV and movies, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include; five sisters: Judy Young of Kennett, Missouri, Patricia Furlow of Kennett, Missouri, Pam Wilkins of Paragould, Arkansas, Sherry Hanners of Paragould, Arkansas, and Trella Farrell of…

Thomas Lafarrel Wess Nov 23, 2016 »

Thomas Lafarrel Wess, 75, of Harrisburg, Arkansas passed away on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center. He was born on July 21, 1941 in Monette, Arkansas to the late Ira Travis and Goldie Edith Modglin Wess. He enjoyed woodworking, training Border Collies, and spending time with family and friends, especially his grandchildren.

Survivors include; one son: James Thomas Wess and wife Taylor of Springdale, Arkansas; one daughter: Shannon Wess and husband Hassan…

Billy Wayne Hancock Nov 22, 2016 »

Billy Wayne Hancock, 72, of Manila, Arkansas passed away on November 21, 2016 at St. Bernards Medical Center. He was born on February 26, 1944 in Manila, Arkansas to the late George and Georgie Cravens Hancock. He enjoyed watching westerns, riding grandkids on golf cart, and spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include; his wife: Linda Hancock of the home; one son: Wayne Hancock of the home; one daughter: Barbara Cole of Manila, Arkansas; five grandchildren: Allan Lasater and…

Wallis Hodges Nov 16, 2016 »

Wallis E. Hodges, 79, passed away on November 11, 2016 at Ridgecrest Rehabilitation in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was born November 29, 1936 in Pleasant Hope, Missouri to Eugene and Mary (Jones) Hodges. Wallis grew up in Springfield, Missouri and graduated from Central High School in 1955. He was in the Air Force for a short time following high school. Wallis enjoyed golfing and played until his health would no longer allow him to play. He was an active participant in the Shrine Masons in…

Nelda Gunter Nov 16, 2016 »

Ms. Nelda Jean Gunter, age 89, of Jonesboro, Arkansas, passed away on November 15, 2016 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Born November 2, 1927 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Francis Owen Enderby. She was music director at the First Christian Church in Pine Bluff for many years. After her move to Jonesboro, Ms. Gunter loved singing in the choir at the First United Methodist Church. Ms. Gunter was an avid Bridge player and…

Richard Timbs, Jr. Nov 16, 2016 »

Richard Don Timbs, Jr., 45, of Trumann, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on November 14, 2016 at Regions Medical Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. He was born on July 7, 1971 in Brinkley, Arkansas to Richard Don and Joyce Burch Timbs.He was of the Pentecostal Faith and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

Survivors include; his mother: Joyce Lucas and husband Ken of Trumann, Arkansas; grandmother: Catherine Kelley of Salem, Arkansas; one son: Tyler Timbs of Harrisburg,…

Douglas Aird Nov 16, 2016 »

Mr. Douglas Neilson Aird, age 37, of Brookland, Arkansas, passed away on November 15, 2016 at NEA Hospital in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Born May 27, 1979 in Denver, Colorado to Neil Aird and Carolyn Silk. He was a huge fan of Ole Miss football, Grizzly Basketball, and WWE wrestling. He loved music, being outdoors, and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife Chaya Aird of the home; three daughters: Kelsey, Lilly, and Jasmine Aird all of the home; his parents: Neil Aird and…

Mary Smotherman Nov 14, 2016 »

Mrs. Mary Louise Swain-Smotherman, age 68, of Paragould, Arkansas, passed away on November 7, 2016 at the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould, Arkansas. Born February 5, 1948 in Kennett, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Lee and Florene Doherty Swain. She played high school basketball for the Senath High School from 1963-1965 and enjoyed reading, watching movies and loved spending time with her family and her furbaby Missy.

She is survived by two sons: Larry…

Millie Hines Nov 14, 2016 »

Millie Ann Hines, age 66 of Lake City, Arkansas, passed away on November 11, 2016 at the St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. She was born December 5, 1949 in Trumann, Arkansas and she took pride in her flowers and water fountains.

She is survived by her husband of 16 years: James Hines of the home; three sons: Mark Hodge and Wilma of Lake City, Arkansas, Lonnie Hodge, Jr. Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas and Michael Hodge of Flippin, Arkansas. She also leaves eight…

Gerry Lynn Keesee Nov 14, 2016 »

Ms. Gerry Lynn Keesee, age 61, of Paragould, Arkansas, passed away on November 12, 2016 at her home in Paragould, Arkansas. Born October 1, 1955 in Thebes, Illinois, she was the daughter of the late Claude and Vergie Foltz Lipe. She was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed being outdoors. She loved her flower garden and going fishing.

She is survived by her life partner of eighteen years Jim Stacy of the home; one daughter: Michelle Groves of Paragould, Arkansas; three step children: Todd…

Bobby Cummings Nov 11, 2016 »

Bobby Cummings, age 75 of Paragould, Arkansas, passed away on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at the Flo and Phil Hospice House in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Born July 16, 1941 in Brookland, Arkansas, he was the son of the late Luther and Mary Douglas Cummings. Mr. Cummings enjoyed listening to the radio and record player, riding his scooter, and loved his dog named Baby.

He is survived by one brother: Luther Cummings of Paragould, Arkansas; and one sister: Mary Walls of Paragould, Arkansas. Mr.…

Michelle Greenway Nov 11, 2016 »

Michelle Lea Greenway, age 46 of Paragould, Arkansas, passed away on Monday, November 7, 2016 at the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould, Arkansas. Born August 28, 1970 in Paragould, Arkansas, she was the daughter of Freddie and Mary Cummings Walls. Michelle enjoyed watching TV and movies, going out to eat and spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her mother: Mary Walls of Paragould, Arkansas; two daughters: Laci Knuckles of Kennett, Missouri; and…

Tommy Ray Burnett Nov 09, 2016 »

Tommy Ray Burnett, 57, of Manila, Arkansas went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at his home. He was born on June 14, 1959 in Trumann, Arkansas to the late Elton and Mamie Frances Mann Burnett. He was a lifelong Northeastern Arkansas resident and was retired from the steel mill. Tommy was ordained as a minister in 2002 and loved to evangelize. He loved the Lord and spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ. In his free time he enjoyed spending time with his family and…

James Mathis Nov 09, 2016 »

James Edward Mathis, age 78 of Walnut Ridge, Arkansas passed away November 7, 2016 at his home. Born February 13, 1938 in Marvel, Arkansas, he was the son of the late Jim and Rose Copeland Mathis. Mr. Mathis proudly served his country in the Special Forces in the United States Army and enjoyed spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife: Maria Mathis of the home; five children: Mike Mathis and wife Carrie of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Steven Mathis of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Glen…

Robert Renfro Nov 08, 2016 »

Robert Renfro, age 67 of Harrisburg, Arkansas, passed away on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at his home in Harrisburg, Arkansas. Born September 18, 1949 in Bassett, Arkansas, he was the son of the late James and Annie Marie Renfro. Mr. Renfro enjoyed going to casinos, fishing, being outdoors, and spending time with his family.

He is survived by one son: Kenneth Renfro and wife Donna, of Harrisburg, Arkansas; two daughters: Pamela Winchester and husband Patrick of Harrisburg, Arkansas; and Dawn…

Barbara Ann Moore Nov 08, 2016 »

Barbara Ann Moore, 80, of Newport, Arkansas passed away on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at St. Michaels Place. She was born on May 18, 1936 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas to the late Harold Lester and Lulu Worsham Gillespie Hardgrave. She was a Christian, a published author of poems and short stories and loved animals.

Survivors include; two sons: Kai Haley of Newport, Arkansas and Bob Haley (Alicia) of Sherwood, Arkansas; one sister: Kathy Hardgrave Shields of Granbury, Texas; seven grandchildren;…

Hugh "Faris" Brooks Nov 07, 2016 »

Hugh “Faris” Brooks. 74 of Jonesboro, Arkansas, passed from this life into the resting arms of Jesus on Friday, November 4, 2016 at his Bono home. He was born on December 30 1941 in Jonesboro, Arkansas to the late Hugh T. and Gertrude H. Hayes Brooks. He served his country in the Navy and was stationed aboard the USS Polk County. Moving to Michigan in mid 60’s he worked for General Motors in the maintenance department until he transferred to Oklahoma City in 1979 where he…

Constance Wycoff Nov 07, 2016 »

Constance Joan Wycoff, 79, of Monette, Arkansas passed away on Sunday, November 6, 2016 at her home surrounded by family. She was born on March 17, 1937 in Benton Harbor, Michigan to the late Ollie and Lettie Parrish Bunch. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Caraway, Arkansas, a Steelers football fan, enjoyed bird watching, playing Scrabble and spending time with grandchildren.

Survivors include; her husband of 61 years: Lloyd Wycoff of the home; three sons: Ray Wycoff(Jean) of…

Lowell Rex Howell Nov 05, 2016 »

Mr. Lowell Rex Howell, 79, of Marmaduke, Arkansas passed away on Saturday, November 5, 2016. He was born on October 30, 1937 in Black Oak, Arkansas to the late Albert Cleary and Linnes Vaughn Howell. He was Pastor for the Potter’s House Baptist Church in Brookland, Arkansas, a master electrician, maintenance manager/consultant for American Railcar Industries in Marmaduke, Arkansas, an Army Veteran who served with the 10th Mountain Division in Germany and in the Army Reserves. He…

Steven Michael Lane Nov 03, 2016 »

Mr. Steven Michael Lane, age 62 of Jonesboro, Arkansas, passed away on November 1, 2016 at his home. Born October 3, 1954 in Missouri, he was the son of the late Wandell and Audine Bearden Lane and was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Lane was a jeweler, an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing and looking for Indian artifacts.

He is survived by his wife: Meribeth Burks Lane of the home; two daughters: Angela Price and husband Eric of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Krystal Neal and husband Adam of…

William Floyd Stamp Oct 28, 2016 »

William Floyd Stamp, 83, of Jonesboro, Arkansas passed away on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at the NEA hospital in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was born April 28, 1933 in Trumann, Arkansas to the late William and Annie Mayville Stamp. Mr. Stamp proudly served our country in the United States Marines for eight years, where he earned a Purple Heart serving in the Korean War. Mr. Stamp was known throughout Jonesboro for selling and giving away watermelons and pecans. He was known as a gentle and kind soul…

William Stamp Oct 26, 2016 »

William Floyd Stamp, 83, of Jonesboro, Arkansas passed away on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at the NEA hospital in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was born April 28, 1933 in Trumann, Arkansas to the late William and Annie Mayville Stamp. Mr. Stamp proudly served our country in the United States Marines for eight years, where he earned a Purple Heart serving in the Korean War. Mr. Stamp was known throughout Jonesboro for selling and giving away watermelons and pecans. He was known as a gentle and kind soul…

Rita Sloan Oct 26, 2016 »

Mrs. Rita Ann Sloan, age 66 of Trumann, Arkansas, passed away on October 26, 2016 at her home. Born March 10, 1950 in Gideon, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Christine Stoker Davis and was a member of the Eastside Baptist Church in Trumann. Mrs. Sloan loved spending time with her family, church family and taking care of people.

She is survived by one son: Randy Case and Angela Smith of Trumann, Arkansas; one daughter: Angie Case of Trumann, Arkansas; one sister:…

Gary Thomas Bass Oct 26, 2016 »

Gary Thomas Bass, age 55 of Cardwell, Missouri, passed away on Monday, October 24, 2016 at his home in Cardwell, Missouri. Born July 26, 1961 in St. Louis, Missouri, he was the son of the late Thomas and Pauline Canada Bass. Mr. Bass enjoyed going camping, barbequing, cars, and his three cats.

He is survived by his wife: Kim Bass of the home; two sons: John Bass, of Cardwell, Missouri, and Douglas Rushing of Kirkwood, Missouri; one daughter: Carla Jumper and husband P.J. of Steele,…

Patsy Irene Smith Oct 25, 2016 »

Patsy Irene Smith, 75, of Weiner passed away on Monday October 24.

A home maker her entire life, she took care of her elderly parents and her special needs brother Jimmy. She liked gardening and watching the television show Dancing with the Stars. Patsy enjoyed basketball and was a Weiner Cardinal fan. She collected Rice Festival shirts and letters from family and friends. She never missed a class reunion and kept in contact with classmates and teachers from…

Edward Truman "Jody" Wynne Oct 25, 2016 »

Mr. Edward Truman “Jody” Wynne, age 71 of Jonesboro, Arkansas, passed away Monday, October 24, 2016 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Born in Keiser, Arkansas, he was the son of the late Cecil and Helen Davis Wynne and was a lifelong area resident. Mr. Wynne was a member of the North Main Baptist Church in Jonesboro and had been a car dealer since the age of 21 years old. Mr. Wynne loved his dog Sassy, cars and spending time with his family and…

Charlene Glisson Oct 24, 2016 »

Charlene Glisson, 68, of Blytheville, Arkansas passed away on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at her home. She was born on August 4, 1948 in Hayti, Missouri to the late Cecil and Lola Glidewell Willingham. She was of the Pentecostal Faith, loved word search puzzles and cooking.

Survivors include; her husband of 54 years: Tommy Glisson of the home; one son: John Glisson of Blytheville, Arkansas; two daughters: Donna Lonon and husband Gary and Lori Johnson and husband Jamie both of Blytheville;…

Jerry Bernard Berry, Sr. Oct 23, 2016 »

Jerry Bernard Berry, Sr., 76, of Caraway, Arkansas passed away on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center. He was born on January 22, 1940 in Jonesboro, Arkansas to the late William Wesley and Alta Vaughn Berry. He was of the Baptist Faith, a Mason since 1973, became a 32 degree Mason and Scottish Rites in 1983, was the secretary for the Masonic Lodge and the Lions Club in Caraway since 1980, a member of the Caraway Ambulance Service board, worked the local election…

Aline Jones Oct 20, 2016 »

Aline Jones, 80, of Tyronza, Arkansas, passed away on October 18, 2016 at St. Bernards Medical Center. She was born on April 23, 1936 in Marie, Arkansas to the late Valma Lloyd and Marie Audrey Mae Doyle Dobbins. She was of the Baptist faith, a life-long area resident, and enjoyed fishing.

Survivors include; two sons: Raymond Otis Lloyd Dewitt of Lepanto, Arkansas and Cletis Leo Jones of Dyess, Arkansas; two daughters: Audrey Irene Counces of Marked Tree, Arkansas and Virginia Aline…

Irene Pugsley Oct 18, 2016 »

Irene Lina Pugsley, 73, of Lake City, Arkansas passed away on October 17, 2016 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House. She was born on January 20, 1943 in Heidelberg, Germany. She was a stay at home mom and was devoted to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was raised in Germany and came to the United States in 1967 and loved this country so much she became a citizen in 1999.

Survivors include; her children: Norman Puglsey of Big Flat, Arkansas, Aaron Dale Pugsley,…

Rickey Long, Sr. Oct 16, 2016 »

Rickey Leroy Long, Sr., 68, of Paragould, Arkansas, passed away on October 14, 2016 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on November 27, 1947 in Kennett, Missouri to Roy and Nina Dawson Long. He was a United States Navy Veteran and a “gentle man” with a kind heart. He loved riding motorcycles and was proud of his antique Schwinn bicycle. He also enjoyed fishing and watching old westerns and was a big fan of John Wayne and…

Joe Laster Oct 14, 2016 »

Mr. Joe (JB) Babe Laster, 81 of Jonesboro, Arkansas, passed away October 13, 2016 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House. Born November 24, 1934 in Tyler, Missouri, he was the son of the late Wiley and Elsie Battles Laster and was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Laster served our country in the United States Army, was a mechanic for 60 years and enjoyed working in the yard.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years: Shirley Laster of Jonesboro, Arkansas; four sons: Ricky Laster of Kennett,…

L.C. Slaughter Oct 13, 2016 »

Mr. L.C. Slaughter, age 74 of Lepanto, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at his home. Born August 16, 1942 in Mississippi, he was the son of the late Robert and Emma Taylor Slaughter and enjoyed working on cars and tinkering with things.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years: Shirley Slaughter of the home; six sons: Terry Gean and Teresa of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Jerry Gean and Teresa of Marked Tree, Arkansas, Ricky Gean of Branson, Missouri, Michael Lee Slaughter of…

Bobby Wayne Bridges Oct 11, 2016 »

Mr. Bobby Wayne Bridges, 71, passed away Saturday, October 8, 2016 at the Rector Nursing and Rehab Center in Rector, Arkansas. He was born in Hornersville, Missouri, November 4, 1944 to Harold and Freida Coleman Bridges.


Mr. Bridges is survived by four previous wives; three sons: Dameon Ray Bridges of Fargo, North Dakota; Dennis Floyd Bridges of Arbyrd, Missouri and Daniel Bridges; one daughter: Billy Jean Bridges of Fargo, North Dakota.


In addition to his parents, Mr. Bridges was preceded…

Thomas E. Atkins Oct 07, 2016 »

Thomas E. Atkins, 72, of Caraway, Arkansas passed away on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House. He was born on February 12, 1944 in Kennesaw, Georgia to the late Hubert and Martha Jane Bean Atkins. He was retired from Lockheed Aircraft and a Vietnam Era US Army Veteran.

Survivors include; his wife: Regina Atkins of the home; two children: Tom Atkins of Kennesaw, Georgia and Joan Croft of Talking Rock, Georgia; one brother: Don Atkins of Midway, Georgia; one…

Glenda Lindsey Oct 05, 2016 »

Ms. Glenda Lindsey, 52, of Rector, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at her home. She was born June 6, 1964 in Memphis, Tennessee to Norman and Elsie King Lindsey. Ms. Lindsey was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great granddaughter.

Ms. Lindsey is survived by her mother: Elsie Lindsey of Marmaduke, Arkansas; two daughters: April Martin (Jason) of Rector, Arkansas; Loria Maxwell (fiancée James Cupp) of Rector ,…

Mary Evelyn Myers Oct 04, 2016 »

Mrs. Mary Evelyn Myers, 67 passed away Sunday, October 2, 2016 at her residence in Kennett, Missouri. Mrs. Myers was born November 23, 1948 in Piggott, Arkansas to Leo and Wanda Clayton Cranford. She was of the Baptist faith and a lifelong area resident. She enjoyed flowers, collecting dolls, going to auctions, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Mrs. Myers is survived by her husband: Ronald Myers of Kennett, Missouri; two sons: Ronald Myers, Jr. of Lepanto, Arkansas; and…

Toja Crocker Sep 29, 2016 »

Toja Reanae Crocker, age 44 of Paragould, Arkansas, passed away on September 11, 2016 at her home. Born in Farmington, Michigan, she was the daughter of Tommy Wayne and Louelle Nichols Crocker. Mrs. Crocker enjoyed listening to music, art (especially drawing flowers) and bonfires.

She is survived by her mother: Louella Nichols of Malden, Missouri; three daughters: Brittany Crocker of Malden, Missouri, Sunny Crocker of Poplar Bluff, Missouri and Katlyn LaHue of Indiana; six grandchildren:…

Robert Lee Bogue, Sr. Sep 22, 2016 »

Mr. Robert Lee Bogue, Sr., 69, of Paragould, Arkansas passed away on September 21, 2016 at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. He was born on January 3, 1947 in Kokomo, Indiana to the late Raymond and Thelma Jeffries. He was a member of the Old Enterprise Baptist Church and loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include; his wife: Carolyn Bogue of the home; two children: Robert Lee Bogue, Jr. and wife Dawn of Jonesboro, Arkansas…

Michael Caldwell Sep 20, 2016 »

Mr. Michael Dale Caldwell, 46, of Kennett, Missouri passed away on Friday, September 16, 2016 at Southeast Hospital in Dexter, Missouri. He was born on July 28, 1969 in Kennett, Missouri to Robert Oakley and Frances Coffman Oakley. Mr. Caldwell was a lifelong area residence and was of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing bingo and loved spending time with his family and friends.

Survivors include; his wife: Sandra Caldwell of the home; his mother: Frances Coffman…

Linda Faye Moore Sep 17, 2016 »

Mrs. Linda Faye Moore, 54, of Wynne, Arkansas passed away on Friday, September 16, 2016 at her home. She was born on May 15, 1962 in Lepanto, Arkansas to the late Jerry Ray and Doris Faye Harlow Baker. She was a member of the Smith Center Assembly of God, enjoyed working in the yard, sewing, going to flea markets and loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include; her husband: Randy Moore of the home; two sons: Randy “Peaty” Ray Moore and Adam Cody Moore both of…

Thelma Jean Sanders Sep 16, 2016 »

Thelma Jean Sanders, age 67 of Steele, Missouri, passed away on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at the Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti, Missouri. Born July 10, 1949 in Holland, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Alvin and Betty Louise Crocker Crossno. Mrs. Sanders enjoyed going to church, reading the Bible and going to flea markets.

She is survived by one son: Glen Sanders Sr., of Steele, Missouri; one grandson: Glen Sanders, Jr., of Gosnell, Arkansas; three brothers: Willie…

Jane Comstock Sep 16, 2016 »

Jane Louise Comstock, 73, passed away September 14, 2016. She was born in Minneapolis, MN on September 14, 1943. Jane received bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Nebraska and Arkansas State University respectively. She taught in the Jonesboro school district and was also an instructor in the Head Start program helping underprivileged youth. Jane was passionate about helping others through organizations such as the Boy Scouts of America; where she was recognized with a…

Violet Johnson Sep 16, 2016 »

Violet Emma Johnson, age 86 of Ash Flat, Arkansas, passed away Thursday, September 15, 2016 at the St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Born August 18, 1930 in North Judson, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Clara Podell Lemke and was of the Lutheran faith. Mrs. Johnson enjoyed going to casinos playing the slot machines, traveling and visiting with relatives.

She is survived by four sons: William Johnson of Cherokee Village, Arkansas, Bob Johnson…

Terry Turner Sep 16, 2016 »

Terry L. Turner, age 55, of Mammoth Springs, Arkansas, formerly of Caraway, Arkansas, passed away on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at the St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Born December 12, 1960 in Lepanto, Arkansas, he was the son of the late Paul Jennings and Hazel Constant Turner. Mr. Turner enjoyed fishing, walking, and gardening.

He is survived by two brothers: Kenneth Turner (Rita) of Mammoth Springs, Arkansas, and Billy Tuner (Liz) of Caraway, Arkansas. Two…

Billy Lucas Sep 16, 2016 »

Billy Dewayne Lucas, age 55 of Steele, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, September 14, 2016 in Holland, Missouri. Born December 27, 1960 in Hornersville, Missouri, he was the son of the late William and Pearly McDonald Lucas and was a lifelong area resident. Mr. Lucas attended the Cooter, Missouri school district and worked in construction and welding.

He is survived by two sons: Billy Lucas, Jr. of Steele, Missouri and Freddie Lucas of Avon Park, Florida; two daughters: Lorinda Bargas of…

Donald Ray Hurt Sep 14, 2016 »

Mr. Donald Ray Hurt, age 71 of Blytheville, Arkansas, passed away on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at the St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Born July 12, 1945 in Louisiana, he was the son of Louis and Maxine Parr Hurt and was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Hurt was a great mechanic back in the day and enjoyed working in his yard, playing his guitar, taking care of his dog Roxie and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his mother: Maxine Pratt of Wilson,…

Guy Michael McDaniel Sep 14, 2016 »

Mr. Guy Michael McDaniel, 63 passed away Tuesday, September13, 2016 at his home in Rector, Arkansas. He was born in Paragould, Arkansas February 3, 1953 to Guy Henry and Marie Turner McDaniel. He retired from Emerson Electric, Paragould, Arkansas, was of the Baptist faith, enjoyed fishing, arrowhead hunting, and tinkering.

Mr. McDaniel is survived by the mother of his children: Sherry Lynn McDaniel of Paragould, Arkansas; two sons: Michael Joe McDaniel of Jonesboro, Arkansas; James…

Barbara Jo Marshall Sep 07, 2016 »

Barbara Jo Marshall, 77 of Jonesboro, Arkansas went to her heavenly home to be with her Lord and Savior Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Arkansas. She was born in Bono, Arkansas to Leighton and Edna Knight Holmes.

She was a Christian and loved the Lord with all her heart. Nana, as she was affectionately called, cared for and loved her family deeply.

She is survived by a son: Richard Scott of Walnut Ridge, Arkansas; two daughters: Sharon…

Charles Smith Sep 07, 2016 »

Mr. Charles Don “Charlie” Smith, age 77 of Caraway, Arkansas, passed peacefully at his home surrounded by his family and friends on Wednesday, September 7, 2016. Born January 6, 1939 in the Mangrum Community near Black Oak, Arkansas, he was the son of the late Marvin Earl and Lou Edith Mooneyham Smith. Mr. Smith was recently baptized at the First Baptist Church in Caraway, Arkansas and was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. Mr. Smith was known as…

Mary Barrow Sep 06, 2016 »

Mary Lou Barrow, 75, of Rector, Arkansas passed away on September 4, 2016 at the Rector Nursing Home. She was born on January 12, 1941 in Paragould, Arkansas to the late Thomas and Molly Barrow. Ms. Barrow enjoyed taking pictures and spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include: one brother: Roy Barrow of Paragould, Arkansas; one sister: Sally Hollifield of Paragould, Arkansas; and a host of other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by: her parents; two brothers:…

Roger Starnes Sep 02, 2016 »

Mr. Roger D. Starnes, 65 of Jonesboro, Arkansas, went to be with his Lord on August 30, 2016 at Memphis, Tennessee. Born April 7, 1951 in Blytheville, Arkansas, he was the son of Alvin and Viola Moody Starnes. Roger was an auto body repair and painter by trade and a supervisor at Townsends in Batesville. He was a great musician and writer and was of the Pentecostal faith.

Left to celebrate his life is his wife of 42 years: Nina Starnes of Jonesboro, Arkansas; three daughters: Joleena…

Jeffery Morris Sep 02, 2016 »

Jeffery Morris, age 58 of Paragould, Arkansas, passed away August 30, 2016 at the St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Born September 1, 1957 in Manila, Arkansas, he was the son of Charles Clifton and Virgie Mae Bice Morris. Mr. Morris attended the Oak Grove Baptist Church and enjoyed fishing, camping and riding his motorcycle.

He is survived by his wife: Gayle Morris of the home; daughter: Jamie Lee Morris and fiance’ Nick Rose of Paragould, Arkansas; his…

Michael Dillard Sep 01, 2016 »

Michael Lee Dillard, 64, of Trumann, Arkansas passed away on August 30, 2016 at his home. He was born on July 11, 1952 in Jonesboro, Arkansas to the late Robert and Edna Dillard. He played drums with many bands in his earlier years, loved playing music, playing games with his son Matthew, and watching movies with his children.

Survivors include; his children: Casei and Matthew Dillard of the home; one niece: Denise Dillard of Trumann, Arkansas; Special caregivers: Carl & Terri Whitlock of…

Katelyn Hampton Aug 31, 2016 »

Katelyn Elizabeth Hampton, 17, of Paragould, Arkansas passed away on Tuesday, August 30, 2016. She was born on November 19, 1998 in Paragould, Arkansas to Kenneth and Debbie Hampton. She was a band member playing the French Horn and as a section leader. She loved animals, trying new hair styles and makeup, and spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include; her mother: Debbie Mitchell (Rashid) of Paragould, Arkansas; four brothers: Aaron Hampton, Chris Wheat, Tyler Wheat, Tanner…

Kandi Beth Cline Aug 30, 2016 »

Mrs. Kandi Beth Cline, age 49 of Bono, Arkansas, passed away on August 25, 2016 at her home. Born March 6, 1967 in Landsthul, Germany, she was the daughter of Danny and Janice Walker Hickson. Mrs. Cline loved spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her mother: Janice Hickson of Bono, Arkansas; one son: Clay Cline and wife Dani of Smithville, Arkansas; a twin brother: Scotty Hickson and wife Kathy of Paragould, Arkansas; three grandchildren: Dillon Cline, Caden Cline and…

Ishmul M "Bob" "Jake" Holt Aug 28, 2016 »

Ishmul “Bob” “Jake” M. Holt, 72, of Caraway, Arkansas passed away Saturday, August 27, 2016 at St. Bernards Medical Center. He was born on January 13, 1944 in Big Flat, Arkansas to the late Otto Newton and Edna Mae Wallace Holt. Mr. Holt was a member of the First Assembly of God in Black Oak, Arkansas and served as the Sunday School Superintendent, a musician, and was an advisory board member. He was retired from the Craighead County Highway Department.

Survivors…

Forrest Paul Yarbrough Aug 26, 2016 »

Mr. Forrest Paul Yarbrough, age 85 of Steele, Missouri, died Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at his residence after a prolonged illness. He was born May 31, 1931 to the late Dewey Yarbrough and Lorene Turner Yarbrough and was a lifelong area resident. Mr. Yarbrough was a United States Army Veteran based in Korea and a member of the Holland Baptist Church. Mr. Yarbrough was a school teacher for many years in South Pemiscot school systems where he taught every grade during his tenure. Mr.…

Rickey Lee Hurt Aug 23, 2016 »

Mr. Rickey Lee Hurt, 59, of Poplar Bluff, Missouri passed away at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Missouri August 21, 2016. He was born in Wonton, Missouri on May 18, 1957 to Lewis and Joy Ann Holes Hurt. Mr. Hurt enjoyed mechanicing, deer hunting, Harley Davidson motorcycles and spending time with family.

Mr. Hurt is survived by his wife: Susan Renee Hearren Hurt; two sons: Rickey Lynn Hurt and Dan Lee Hurt both of Poplar Bluff, Missouri; one daughter: Dusty Dawn Hurt…

Grover Coleman, Jr. Aug 22, 2016 »

Mr. Grover Coleman, Jr., age 75 of Joiner, Arkansas, passed away on August 19, 2016 at his home. Born in Turrell, Arkansas, he was the son of the late Grover Coleman, Sr. and Rosie Lee Harris and was a member of the Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Mr. Coleman enjoyed traveling, watching western movies, and loved to socialize and be around people.

He is survived by his wife: Ossie Lee Coleman of Florissant, Missouri; one son: Kentray Coleman of Shreveport, Louisiana; five…

Charles "Chuck" Hartley Aug 22, 2016 »

Charles “Chuck” Ralph Hartley, 90, of Jonesboro, Arkansas, passed from this life on Sunday, August 21, 2016.

Charles is survived by his wife of 42 years, Sherry; children, Melany Haynes, Dr. Jillian Hartley, Lance Hartley, and Charles Ralph Hartley II; grandchildren, Brooke Hartley, Wiley Brown, Zachary Brown, Shane Haynes, and Tristan Hartley; and his brother, Richard Hartley. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Charles George Hartley and Lucy Tatnall Hartley; children,…

Barbara Sue Siddons Aug 18, 2016 »

Barbara Sue Siddons, born February 17, 1943 in Trumann, Arkansas, went to be with the Lord, August 16, 2016. She is preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Gertrude Washburn, her brothers R.V. Lancaster and Bill Hendrix, her sister Geneva Cushing, and husband George Siddons. She is also survived by her brother, L.C. Lancaster, and many other loved family members.

Mrs. Siddons has three children: Eleica Westerman Rowe, Amy Belk Hagar, and Valerie Belk Bradley; five grandchildren: Caleb…

James Andrew Patscheck Aug 18, 2016 »

James Andrew Adolph Patscheck, 35, of Brockwell, Arkansas passed away on August 13, 2016 at his home. He was born on September 23, 1980 in Modesto, California to Gerald and Dorene Frye Patscheck. He served his country in the United States Navy and enjoyed building things, swimming, and playing cards.

Survivors include; his parents: Gerald and Dorene Patscheck of Wynne, Arkansas; one son: James Patscheck, Jr. of Wynne, Arkansas; one daughter: Kassidy Lorene Patscheck of Wynne, Arkansas;…

Raymond Barr Aug 17, 2016 »

Mr. Raymond Barr, age 75 of Senath, Missouri, passed away on August 16, 2016 at his home. Born July 27, 1941 in Mounds, Arkansas, he was the son of the late Reece and Zelma Cluck Barr. Mr. Barr enjoyed woodworking, farming and fishing.

He is survived by two sons: Carl Barr and wife Leah and Raymond, Barr all of Senath, Missouri; three brothers: Monroe Barr of Florida, Daniel Barr and Roger Barr both of Michigan; two sisters: Barbara Barr and Louise Barr both of Piggott Arkansas. Mr.…

Billy Joe Hazelwood Aug 15, 2016 »

Billy Joe Hazelwood was born July 15, 1982, in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He went to be with Jesus, on Saturday August 13, 2016. Billy was a resident of Lafe, Arkansas, of the Baptist faith, an avid fisherman, a machine operator, and loved to tinker with any type of motor.

Billy was survived by his two sons: Issac Hazelwood of Tennessee and Ethan Hazelwood of Paragould, Arkansas; his mother and stepfather: Kevin and Delma Ward of Lafe, Arkansas; paternal grandfather: Clarence Hazelwood of…

Robert P. Butler Aug 12, 2016 »

Mr. Robert P. Butler, 80, of Paragould, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was born May 19, 1936 in Birmingham, England to William and Gladys Green Butler. He enjoyed gardening, traveling, especially to art museums, he enjoyed playing chess, cards, soccer and spending time with his family and friends.

Mr. Butler is survived by two daughters: Joanne (Vaughan) Tracey of England; Sheryl (Dean) Wheaton of Paragould,…

Brenda Marie Alexander Aug 12, 2016 »

Brenda Marie Alexander, age 62 currently resided in Jonesboro, Arkansas. She passed away at Methodist UT in Memphis, Tennessee on August 3, 2016 following complications from surgery. She was born April 11, 1954 in Lyons, Georgia. She is preceded in death by her parents, W.T. Brown and Sarah Grey (Turner) Brown and her brother William Brown. Survivors include brothers: Richard Brown and Bob Brown. Sisters: Sarah Brown, Judy Koepke, and Nita Brown. Children: Jerry Forney and Wendy…

Trudy Lynn Curtwright Aug 11, 2016 »

Mrs. Trudy Lynn Curtwright, 56, of Paragould, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Arkansas. She was born in Knox, Pennsylvania, July 29, 1960 to Esther Stroup and the late Wayne Henry. Mrs. Curtwright was a homemaker, she enjoyed reading and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.


Mrs. Curtwright is survived by her husband: Edward Curtwright, of the home; one son: John Fletcher of Paragould, Arkansas;…

Sherry Frances Brooks Aug 11, 2016 »

Mrs. Sherry Frances Brooks, 59, of Senath, Missouri, passed away Monday, August 8, 2016 at the Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti, Missouri. She was born in Joliet, Illinois to Woodrow Simon and Alfreda James Crader September 12, 1956. Mrs. Brooks was of the Baptist faith, she was a hairdresser, which she loved doing very much, she loved spending time with her family and friends.


Mrs. Brooks is survived by three brothers: Kelly Crader of Clemson, South Carolina; James Crader of Hawaii;…

Joe Edward Goodson Aug 10, 2016 »

Mr. Joe Edward Goodson, 70 of Jonesboro, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2016 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was born May 16, 1946 in Jonesboro, Arkansas to Truman and Lila Beck Goodson. He was owner operator of Goodson Landscaping for thirty years and drove a truck for Hack Pruitt. Mr. Goodson was of the Christian faith, he enjoyed mechanics, guns, music and had a great love for his dog, Butterscotch.

Mr. Goodson is survived by three daughters:…

Floyd Smith Aug 09, 2016 »

Mr. Floyd Earl Smith, 59, of Jonesboro, Arkansas, passed away on Friday, August 5, 2016 at St. Bernard's Medical Center. He was born on November 7, 1956 in Trumann, Arkansas to Earl and Christine Holt Smith. He was a member of the Nettleton Baptist Church in Jonesboro, Arkansas, a leader in Celebrate Recovery, and spent his time helping others.

Survivors include; his mother: Christine Delk of Jonesboro, Arkansas; one son: James Clayton of Little Rock, Arkansas; two daughters: Alisia Smith of…

Meryl Woods Aug 09, 2016 »

Meryl Woods, 84, passed away Sunday, August 7, 2016 at the Phil & Flo Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was born December 1, 1931 in Flora, Illinois to Ernie and Harriett Woods. He served in the United States Army and he was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

Mr. Woods is survived by his wife: Louise Woods; two sons: Meryl Woods jr. and Rick Woods; one daughter: Maureen Hagen; two step daughters: Karen Horton, Mitzi Pilcher; one brother: Charles Woods; mother…

Joshua Winford "Windy" Wright Aug 08, 2016 »

Mr. Joshua Winford “Windy” Wright, age 79, passed away August 7, 2016 at 11:45 at the General Baptist Nursing Home in Campbell, Missouri. Born March 9, 1937 in Holcomb, Missouri, he was the son of the late Guy and Goldie Bolin Wright. Born into a farm family and community in Holcomb, he farmed the Cambell- Holcomb area for many years. Mr. Wright enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years: Mary Ruth Wright of the home; one son:…

Tony Owens Aug 07, 2016 »

Mr. Tony Louise Owens, 58, of Swifton, Arkansas, passed away Sunday, August 7, 2016. He was born May 15, 1958 in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas to Troy and Faye Owens.

He is survived by one daughter: Amy Thomas of Jonesboro, Arkansas; five brothers: J.W. Owens (Connie) of Hoxie, Arkansas; Troy Owens, Sr. (Johnnie Ruth) of Swifton, Arkansas; Brad Owens (Barbara) of Bono, Arkansas; Terry Owens (Marie) of Alicia, Arkansas; and Scotty Owens of Hoxie, Arkansas; three sisters: Betty Lee of…

Jessee Carl Hill Aug 04, 2016 »

Mr. Jessee Carl Hill, 41 of Trumann, Arkansas passed away August 2, 2016 at his home. Born May 18, 1975 in Jonesboro, Arkansas, he was the son of Raymond and Karen Sims Hill. Mr. Hill attended the Church of God in Trumann and enjoyed fishing, barbequing with his three sons and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his parents: Raymond and Karen Hill of Trumann, Arkansas; three sons: Dylan Hill, Payton Hill and Austin Hill all of Trumann, Arkansas; three brothers: Ray Hill…

Donald Ralph King Aug 02, 2016 »

Mr. Donald Ralph King, age 66 of Dell, Arkansas, passed away on August 2, 2016 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Born July 15, 1950 in Wisner, Louisiana, he was the son of the late LJ and Lula Mae Caldwell King. Mr. King was a member of the Bethel Church of the Lord Jesus Christ and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family.

He is survived by the mother of his daughters: Zettie Sanders of Keiser, Arkansas; one son: Joseph Byron Ritchie of…

Infant Jeremiah Hunter Jul 26, 2016 »

Infant Jeremiah Hunter passed from this life July 15, 2016 at his home in Wilson, Arkansas. Born July 5, 2016, he was the son of Rodney Halston and Ceairi Hunter.

He is survived by his parents: Rodney Halston and Ceairi Hunter of Wilson, Arkansas; two brothers: Damarion Facon and Travoise Hayes both of the home; three sisters: Aziyah Hunter, Tranaija Hayes and Armoni Thomas of the home. Baby Hunter also leaves a host of other family and friends.

The family will have a candlelight…

Calvin Wilson Jul 26, 2016 »

Mr. Calvin Lynn Wilson, age 58 of Harrisburg, Arkansas, passed away on July 20, 2016 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Born May 11, 1958 in Caruthersville, Missouri, he was the son of the late Walter and Bonnie Dinning Wilson. Mr. Wilson was a member of the Greenfield Baptist Church and enjoyed fishing, camping and salvaging.

He is survived by one son: Charlie Wilson of Jonesboro, Arkansas; one daughter: Tiffany Oswald of Jonesboro, Arkansas; two…

Sandra Kay Collins Jul 25, 2016 »

Mrs. Sandra Kay Collins, age 70 of Blytheville, Arkansas, passed away Friday, July 22, 2016 at the NEA Hospital in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Born August 10, 1945 in Blytheville, she was the daughter of late Murvin and Annie Hicks Huffman. She was a lifelong member of Mary’s Chapel Baptist Church in Huffman, Arkansas and had worked at Pizza Hut for many years. She was a member of the Blytheville Rescue Squad, a room mother at the Blytheville schools for many years Mrs. Collins was a…

Randy Morris Jul 25, 2016 »

Randy J. Morris, 56, of Marmaduke, Arkansas, passed away on July 11, 2016 at St. Bernards Medical Center. He was born on February 24, 1960 in Torrence, California to the late Robert and Gail Manley Morris.

Survivors include; six children: Brandy Rocha of Salinas, California, Christopher Morris of Fresno, California, Randy Morris, Jr. of Coarsegold, California, Whitney Moore of Jonesboro, Arkansas and Leah Morris of Paragould, Arkansas, and Jacob Morris of Coarsegold, California; two brothers:…

Michael Morris Jul 25, 2016 »

Mr. Michael Morris, age 53 of Kennett, Missouri, passed away on July 16, 2016 at the Graceland Nursing Home in Memphis, Tennessee. Born October 28, 1963 in Kennett, Missouri, he was the son of Claude and Herman Jean Craig Butler. He was of the Pentecostal faith and enjoyed traveling, music and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his mother and step-father: Herma Jean Sharp and Steve Sharp of Kennett, Missouri; one son: Ryan Dean Morris of Las Vegas, Nevada; one brother: Gary…

Ruby Marie Clark Jul 25, 2016 »

Mrs. Ruby Marie Clark, age 80 of Paragould, Arkansas, passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2016 at the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould, Arkansas. Born September 5, 1935 in Round Pond, Arkansas, she was the daughter of the late Lois Clinton and Dela Ray Fields and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Marmaduke, Arkansas. Mrs. Clark enjoyed sewing, crossword puzzles, gardening and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband of 66…

James Timothy Friend Jul 23, 2016 »

James Timothy Friend, 57, of Paragould, Arkansas passed away on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at St. Bernards Medical Center. He was born on April 12, 1959 in Memphis, Tennessee to the late James and Henrietta Pollard Friend. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and working on small motors.

Survivors include: his fiancé: Velma Pyburn; one son: Matthew Friend of Grand Rapids, Michigan; two daughters: Jackie Breckenridge and Cheryl Gomer both of Paragould, Arkansas; four brothers: Eddy Friend of…

Calvin Lynn Wilson Jul 22, 2016 »

Calvin Lynn Wilson, 58, of Harrisburg, Arkansas passed away on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House. He was born on May 11, 1958 in Caruthersville, Missouri to the late Walter and Bonnie Dinning Wilson. He was a member of the Greenfield Baptist Church and enjoyed fishing, camping and junkin.

Survivors include: one son: Charlie Wilson of Jonesboro, Arkansas; one daughter: Tiffany Oswald of Jonesboro, Arkansas; two brothers: Michael Wilson of Jonesboro, Arkansas and…

Wanda Lee Crawford Jul 21, 2016 »

Mrs. Wanda Lee Crawford, age 83 of Leachville, Arkansas, passed away July 20, 2016 at her home. Born September 5, 1932 in Hardy, Arkansas, she was the daughter of the late Nancy Collins. Mrs. Crawford was of the Christian faith and enjoyed gardening, working in the yard and spending time with family and friends.

She is survived by two sons: John Crawford and wife Cindy of Leachville, Arkansas and Michael Crawford of Beech Grove, Arkansas; grandchildren: Pam Beach and husband Ken of…

Ralph Preston Bell Jul 20, 2016 »

Ralph Preston Bell, age 44 of Bono, Arkansas, passed away July 18, 2016, near his home. Born July 22, 1971 in Jonesboro, Arkansas, he was the son of James Ralph and Pauline Caldwell Bell. Mr. Bell was a people person who enjoyed hanging out with his friends, family and his dog and loved riding motorcycles.

He is survived by his parents: James and Pauline Bell of Bono, Arkansas; two brothers: Kenny Carter of Bono, Arkansas and Randall Carter and wife Gail of Van Buren, Arkansas; two…

Linda Kay Orsborne Jul 18, 2016 »

Mrs. Linda Orsborne, age 61 of Jonesboro, Arkansas, passed away Sunday, July 17, 2016 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Born August 7, 1954 in Leachville, Arkansas, she was the daughter of Allen and Mary Cook Wilson. Mrs. Orsborne attended the Assembly of God church and enjoyed traveling and being with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband: Lonnie Orsborne of Jonesboro, Arkansas; her father: Allen Wilson of Osceola, Arkansas; one son: Dennis…

Marlo Buerge Jul 14, 2016 »

Marlo Arispe Buerge, 46, of Paragould, Arkansas passed away on Monday, July 11, 2016 at her home. She was born on September 6, 1969 in Phoenix, Arizona to Larry S. and Angelica Arispe Martinez. She was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, enjoyed thrift shopping, was a very fun loving person, and loved family pictures, her children, and being a grandma.

Survivors include: her father: Larry Martinez; her mother: Angelica Arispe Freyre; three children: Viktoria Duarte and husband Matthew,…

Earnest Ray Blanton Jul 13, 2016 »

Mr. Earnest Ray Banton, 77, passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was born October 17, 1938 in Vanndale, Arkansas to Earnest Shelton and Eva Bell Carter Banton. He was a member of the Black Oak Assembly of God Church, where he served on the Church board, and he loved his Church dearly. He served his country in the Air Force, enjoyed crossword puzzles, read the newspaper faithfully, and loved his dog “Max”.

Survivors…

Bailey Kelems Jul 08, 2016 »

Bailey Delayne Kelems, 11, of Caraway, Arkansas passed away on Thursday, July 7, 2016 at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. She was born on July 27, 2004 in Jonesboro, Arkansas to Shannon Dewayne and Susan Summers Kelems. Bailey was baptized on November 15, 2015 and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Caraway, Arkansas. She loved doing things as a family, riding four wheelers and dirt bikes, deer hunting with her dad, swimming, children, and taking care of people.

Benjamin C. Brightwell Jul 07, 2016 »

Benjamin C. Brightwell, 58, of Imboden, Arkansas passed away on July 2, 2016 at the Walnut Ridge Nursing and Rehab Center. He was born on February 16, 1958 in Imboden, Arkansas to Orvel Eugene and Edith Geneve Overturf Brightwell. He was a member of the Imboden Church of Christ and enjoyed bowling, hunting, fishing, and playing golf. He loved people and never met a stranger.

Survivors include; his mother: Edith Geneve Brightwell of Walnut Ridge, Arkansas; one son: Benjamin H.…

Mary Elaine Varnell Jul 03, 2016 »

Mary Elaine Varnell, 81, of Kennett, Missouri passed away on Friday, July 1, 2016 at Twin Rivers Medical Center. She was born on June 25, 1935 in North Little Rock, Arkansas to the late Daniel and Ada Clements Vaughn. She was of the Pentecostal Faith, enjoyed reading the Bible, working work puzzles, sewing, and spending time with family.

Survivors include; four sons: Frank Varnell, Jr. of Steele, MO, Billy Ray Varnell(Rickie) of Blytheville, AR, Robin Leon Varnell of Kennett, MO and Eddie…

Gerald W. Kyle Jul 03, 2016 »

Gerald Wayland Kyle Passed away on Friday, July 1, 2016 after a long struggle with COPD. He was 69 years old. Gerald was born in Weed, New Mexico on September 16, 1946. He served in Navy during the Vietnam War and also served in the Arkansas National Guard. He was of the Baptist faith and a resident of the Arlington Cove nursing home. Gerald had recently been transitioned to hospice care at St. Bernard's
Medical Center, where he passed.

Gerald's first love was Jesus. He loved reading the…

James Wicker Jul 01, 2016 »

James P. Wicker, age 56 of Dyersburg, Tennessee, was called home on June 30, 2016 at Dyersburg Regional Hospital. Born November 5, 1959 in Ripley, Tennessee, he was the son of the late James Edward and Ruby Mooney Wicker and was a lifelong area resident. Mr. Wicker was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed fishing and loved animals.

He is survived by three sons: James Wicker, Jr. of Kennett, MO, Billy Wicker and wife Kristy of Blytheville, AR, and Zachary Wicker and wife Joy of Manila,…

Gregory Wilson Jul 01, 2016 »

Mr. Gregory Scott Wilson, 51, of Doniphan, Missouri, passed away on June 29, 2016 at the St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Born October 30, 1964 in Aurora, Illinois, he was the son of the late Richard and Jacqueline Hart Wilson. Mr. Wilson was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing, hunting, riding atv’s, playing games on his computer and spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by one daughter: Alison Wilson Oden (Lukus) of Paragould, Arkansas;…

Roy Jackson Millay Jun 30, 2016 »

Mr. Roy Jackson Millay, 75, of Paragould, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at his home in Paragould, Arkansas. He was born in Egypt, Arkansas, June 4, 1941 to Frank and Ruthie Veneil Owen Millay. Mr. Millay was of the Baptist faith, he worked in construction as a roofer and in his spare time he enjoyed fishing and sports.

Mr. Millay is survived by three sons: Jack Millay of Ringgold, Virginia; Marty Millay of Jasper, Alabama and John Millay of Houston, Texas; one daughter: Shawn…

Earl Edmonds Jun 29, 2016 »

Mr. Earl Edmonds, age 93 of Grubbs, Arkansas, went home to the Lord on June 27, 2016 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Born July 13, 1922 in Augdon, Texas, he was the son of the late Robert Henry and Mary Elizabeth Thrasher Edmonds. Mr. Edmonds had a strong Christian faith and loved witnessing for the Lord. Mr. Edmonds served his country in the United States Navy. He enjoyed golf, traveling and spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his…

Cecil Cooper Jun 28, 2016 »

Mr. Cecil Wayne Cooper, 74, of Osceola, Arkansas, passed away June 27, 2016 at the Osceola Hospital. Born May 11, 1942 in Caraway, Arkansas, he was the son of the late Cecil Troy and Snodie Smith Cooper. He is survived by one sister: Mary Cole of Osceola, Arkansas.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son: Gary Cooper.

The family has requested a private disposition under the direction of Faith Funeral Service of Manila, Arkansas.

Sarah Hackworth Jun 28, 2016 »

Mrs. Sarah “Deano” Alsup Hackworth, 69, of Kennett, Missouri, passed away June 27, 2016 at the Twin Rivers Hospital in Kennett. Born February 25, 1947 in Arbyrd, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Harley Easton and Pauline Oliver Alsup. Mrs. Hackworth enjoyed attending church and loved the Lord. She also enjoyed singing, dancing, listening to gospel music and her dogs.

She is survived by one daughter: Paula Forrester of Cardwell, Missouri; one grandson: Michael…

Mary Faye Haynes Jun 25, 2016 »

Mary Faye Haynes, age 65 of Jonesboro, Arkansas, passed away on Friday, June 24, 2016 at the St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Born January 5, 1951 in Hickory Ridge, Arkansas, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Avis Prince Hoots, Sr. and was a member of the Ephesus Church of God. Mrs. Haynes enjoyed going to flea markets, video games and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years: Roy Lee Haynes, Sr. of Jonesboro, Arkansas;…

John Kisner Jun 25, 2016 »

Mr. John Rufus Kisner, age 84 of Black Oak, Arkansas, passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at his home. Born November 11, 1931 in Leachville, Arkansas, he was the son of the late Noah Hampton and Virgie Allen Kisner and was a lifelong area resident. Mr. Kisner was married to Myrna Armstrong on December 13, 1952 and was an active member and elder of the Black Oak Church of Christ. Mr. Kisner proudly served his country for twenty years, before retiring, in the United States Army as a combat…

Shirley Ruth Dean Jun 24, 2016 »

Mrs. Shirley Ruth Dean, 66 of Manila, Arkansas, passed away June 22, 2016 at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Born July 4, 1949 in Manila, Arkansas, she was the daughter of Tommie and Mamie Needham Huddleston and was a life-long area resident. Mrs. Dean enjoyed being outdoors and spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her mother: Mamie Huddleston of Manila, Arkansas; one son: Tommy Watson and wife Debbie of Manila, Arkansas; one sister: Wanda…

Larry Smith Jun 23, 2016 »

Mr. Larry Smith, 77, passed away Thursday, June 23, 2016 at St. Michael’s Place in Newport, Arkansas. He was born January 8, 1939 in Indianola, Iowa to Marvin and Sophia Hypes Smith. He served in the Army Reserves, and worked at Maytag factory as a machinist operator.

The family has requested a private disposition under the direction of Faith Funeral Service, Manila, Arkansas.

Garrett Boss Jun 23, 2016 »

Mr. Garrett Coulter Boss, 48, passed away Monday, June 20, 2016 at The Med Center, Memphis TN. He was born November 19, 1967 in San Bernardino, California to Gordon and Linda Shaver Boss. Mr. Boss enjoyed attending church, collecting NASCAR memorabilia and going to auctions.

He is survived by his mother: Linda Lee of Hemet, California; his wife: Janice Boss of Osceola, Indiana; four sons: Shannon Hicks of Osceola, Indiana, Kody Boss of Arlington, Texas, Dalton Hicks of Osceola, Indiana,…

Janet Lynn Honnoll Jun 17, 2016 »

Mrs. Janet Lynn Honnoll, 57, of Leachville, Arkansas passed away on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at her home. Mrs. Honnoll was born on May 12, 1959 in Colma, Michigan to Vester and Youvone Wisham Ramsey. She was a member of Rowes Chapel Baptist Church, enjoyed fishing, playing with her grandkids, and family time.

Survivors include; her mother: Youvone Ramsey of Monette, Arkansas; her husband: James Honnoll of the home; one son: Matthew Honnoll (Allison) of Monette, Arkansas; two daughters:…

Darryll Wayne Cox Jun 16, 2016 »

Darryl Wayne Cox, 56, of, Paragould, Arkansas, passed away June 14, 2016 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Born October 14, 1959 in Little Rock, Arkansas, he was the son of Howard Douglas and Mary Roberts Cox and was of the Pentecostal faith. He enjoyed walking and fishing.


He is survived by his mother: Mary Breeden (James) of Paragould, Arkansas; ex-wife: Joyce Cox of Paragould, Arkansas; one son: Arther Ruben Pruitt of Paragould, Arkansas; seven…

Ronnie Wynn Metcalf Jun 13, 2016 »

Mr. Ronnie Wynn Metcalf, 50, of Senath, Missouri, passed away on June 11, 2016 at his home. Born December 26, 1965 in Kennett, Missouri, he was the son of the late Fay Hackworth Metcalf and was a lifelong area resident. Mr. Metcalf was of the Baptist faith, attended Senath-Hornersville schools and enjoyed spending time with his family grandchildren and his two dogs.

He is survived by his companion; Tracy Dainis of the home; one sister: Teresa Metcalf Maynor (Charles Dees) of Paragould…

Rudolph Kurc Jun 13, 2016 »

Rudolph Raymon Kurc, 86, of Jonesboro, Arkansas passed away on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center. He was born on February 5, 1930 in Houston, Texas to the late Rudolph Frank and Sylvia Blasingane Kurc. He was of the Baptist faith, an antique collector, loved the outdoors, and spending time with his family.

Survivors include; one son: Tony Kurc and wife Christina of Jonesboro, Arkansas; four daughters: Debbie Gibson of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Theresa Hollowe...ll of…

Willis Gerald Gardner Jun 13, 2016 »

Mr. Willis Gerald Gardner, 85, passed away Saturday, June 11, 2016 at the Lexington Place Nursing Home in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was born December 24, 1930 in Lake City, Arkansas to George and Dollie Beaudeux Gardner. Mr. Gardner lived most of his life in Truman, Arkansas, worked at Singer as a machinist for over forty years and later moved to the Jonesboro area after retirement in 2001. Mr. Gardner was a member of the Sam’s Camping Club, collected antique cars and was an avid…

Jerry Wayne Batchelar, Sr. Jun 09, 2016 »

Mr. Jerry Wayne Batchelar Sr., 72, passed away Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at his home in Lake City, Arkansas. He was born May 26, 1944 in Kennett, Missouri to the late Curnel and Luvenga Capps Batchelar. He served in the United States Army and Marines and farmed. He was of the Baptist faith.

Mr. Batchelar is survived by three sons: Jerry Wayne Batchelar, Jr. (Melissa) of Cherry Valley, Arkansas; Barry Batchelar of Cherry Valley, Arkansas; and Denny Batchelar of Harrisburg, Arkansas; two…

Jerry W Richey Jun 07, 2016 »

Mr. Jerry W. Richey, 71, of Blytheville, Arkansas, passed away June 7, 2016 at the St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Born August 12, 1944 in Lake City, Arkansas, he was the son of the late Woodrow and Maggie Wade Richey and had been a longtime area resident. Mr. Richey was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching NASCAR, wrestling, football and baseball especially the Cardinals.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years: Jackie Richey of the home; one son: Bobby…

Anthony Ray Crews Jun 06, 2016 »

Mr. Anthony Ray Crews, age 60, of Paragould, Arkansas, passed away on June 3, 2016 at his home. Born October 20, 1955 in Oakland, California, he was the son of the late Ralph and Francis Devasier Crews. Mr. Crews received his Masters degree in business through Arkansas State University and enjoyed playing drums and spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by two sons: Anthony Kyle Crews of Paragould, Arkansas and Eric Mitchell of Marmaduke, Arkansas; three daughters:…

John Albert McCarroll Jun 02, 2016 »

John A. McCarroll, 87 died on June 1, 2016 at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas. John was born on October 31, 1928 in Black Rock, Arkansas to the late John E. and Vergie Mary (Ward) McCarroll where he resided all his life except from 1943-45, when his family moved to Detroit, Michigan, and his father worked in a defense plant. Mr. McCarroll was a retired cattle farmer, a genealogist, and avid reader and domino player.

He is survived by four nephews: Don Laird of…

Charles Taylor May 31, 2016 »

Rev. Charles Aaron Taylor, 77, of Jonesboro, Arkansas passed away on Monday, May 30, 2016 at his home. He was born on July 2, 1938 in Kennett, Missouri to the late Aaron Albert and Sylvia Phelps Taylor. He was ordained by the Assemblies of God in 1970. He was a member of the Refuge Church of the Assemblies of God in Jonesboro, Arkansas, pastored for 48 years at Bucoda, Missouri, Manila, Arkansas, Black Oak, Arkansas, Lepanto Arkansas, Helena, Arkansas, Porum, Oklahoma, Bearden, Arkansas, and…

Glendora Arnold May 27, 2016 »

Glendora Arnold, 67, of Greenway, Arkansas passed away on May 25, 2016 at her home after a brave battle with cancer. She was born on July 6, 1948 in Wilson, Arkansas to the late Darling Alexander and Mildred Pauline George Murphy. She enjoyed arts and crafts and gardening.

Survivors include; two sons: Jimmy Ray Murphy of Michigan and Glen Arnold of Piggott, Arkansas; two daughters: Nellie Arnold of the home and Wilma Gammon (James, Jr.) of Michigan; one brother: James Murphy of Paragould,…

Gary McFarland May 24, 2016 »

Gary McFarland, age 58 of Marmaduke, Arkansas, passed away on May 20, 2016 at his home. Born in Fennville, Michigan, he was the son of the late J.R. McFarland and Lenora Greer McFarland.

Memorial service will be Friday, May 27, 2016 at 6:00pm at the Pine Hill Church on Greene County Road 443 Marmaduke, Arkansas. In lieu of flowers, the family requests any memorials be made to Faith Funeral Service 2658 Hwy 18 West Manila, Arkansas 72442.

Mary Elizabeth Gaskins May 24, 2016 »

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Gaskins, age 66 of Wardell, Missouri, passed away on May 23, 2016 at her home. She was born July 22, 1949 in Bragg City, Missouri to the late William Laden and Bertha Merriam Laden and was of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed reading, and flying to Florida to see her great-grandbabies and face timing them every chance she got. She also enjoyed eating Chinese, going out and about with her childhood best friend Ellen, listening to Motown and old rock n roll music,…

Kimberly Sue Pitcher May 23, 2016 »

Kimberly Sue Pitcher, 53, of Paragould, Arkansas passed away on May 19, 2016 at her home. She was born on August 2, 1962 in Rector, Arkansas to Billy G. and Frances I. Berry Lyles.

Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at the Rector Community Center in Rector, Arkansas at 6:30 pm with Mr. Jerry Todd officiating.

Harold Franklin VanDon May 20, 2016 »

Mr. Harold Franklin VanDon, age 75 of Paragould, Arkansas, passed away on Friday, May 20, 2016 at the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. He was born July 2, 1940 in Paragould, Arkansas to the late Tilford VanDon and Monia Weaver VanDon and was of the Pentecostal faith. Mr. VanDon enjoyed playing the guitar, singing and eating fish.

He is survived by his wife of 24 years: Patricia VanDon of the home; three sons: Larry Wayne Stallings and wife Joan of Paragould, Arkansas, Chris Stallings…

Jerry Altschul May 19, 2016 »

Mr. Jerry Altschul, 59, of Jonesboro, Arkansas passed away, Monday, May 16, 2016 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was born to the late Albert Altschul and Mildred Hodges Altschul in Stuttgart, Arkansas on September 2, 1956.


He attended Nettleton Baptist Church in Jonesboro, Arkansas and was a part of Celebrate Recovery. He had a passion for cooking, he had worked in Florida and Pine Bluff, Arkansas as a chef. He enjoyed fishing, wrestling, loved doing art…

Jackie Pery May 14, 2016 »

Mr. Jackie D Pery, a lifelong Steele area resident, died Thursday, May 12, 2016 at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, after a brief illness at the age of 78. Born June 20, 1937 in Caruthersville, Missouri, he was the son of the late James William Pery and Clodeth Elizabeth Guess Pery. Mr. Pery was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Hayti, Missouri and served his country in the United States National Guard, was a farmer and custom harvester for many years. He…

Alvin Groves May 12, 2016 »

Alvin Luther Groves, 90, of Brookland passed from this life on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at his home.

He was born in Lester, Arkansas, on October 4, 1925, to the late Samuel Kepler Groves and Mary Etta Diggs Groves and lived most of his life in the Brookland area.

Alvin’s life was full of adventure, having served in World War II at a very young age. He served from 1943-1945 in the United States Navy and was assigned to serve on the USS Tripoli in the South Pacific. For several years,…

Bessie Louise Bennett May 11, 2016 »

Mrs. Bessie Louise Bennett, age 73 of Arbyrd, Missouri, passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at her home. She was born August 27, 1942 in Marked Tree, Arkansas and was the daughter of the late Virgil and Claire Ellen Dean Lewis. Mrs. Bennett enjoyed spending time with her family, cooking and looking for marbles and Indian arrowheads.

She is survived by five sons: James Bennett and wife Sandy of Kennett, Missouri, Mike Bennett of Senath, Missouri, Walter Bennett, Jr. and wife Leslie of…

Donald Cordell May 11, 2016 »

Mr. Donald Ray Cordell, age 64 of Heth, Arkansas, passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at his home. Mr. Cordell was born September 30, 1951 in Heth, Arkansas and was the son of the late Bob Ray and Hester Alice Ruffin Cordell. Mr. Cordell enjoyed fishing and hunting.

He is survived by his wife Peggy Cordell; two daughters: Jennifer ray and husband Gregg of Horseshoe Lake, Arkansas; Amanda Hart and husband Billy of Portia, Arkansas; sisters: Joyce Meador of Heth, Arkansas, Audrey Wright and…

Charles E. Barrett May 10, 2016 »

Mr. Charles Eugene Barrett, 87, of Leachville, Arkansas passed away on May 8, 2016 at his home. He was born on April 2, 1929 in Cardwell, Missouri to the late W. T. and Alma Greer Barrett. He enjoyed farming, yard work, and flowers.

Survivors include: his wife of 69 years: Wilma Barrett of the home; one daughter: Terri Poe (Roger) of Monette, Arkansas; two sisters: Nelva Jean Sharp (Marshall) of Memphis, Tennessee and Louise Miller of Paragould, Arkansas; one granddaughter:... Denell Steele…

Gerald Wayne McLain May 10, 2016 »

Mr. Gerald Wayne McLain, 59, of Coloma, Michigan passed away Thursday, May 5, 2016 at Lakeland Regional Medical in St. Joseph, Michigan. He was born September 21, 1956 in Oregon County to the late Sarah Combs Woods and James McLain. He was of the Pentecostal faith, an Army Veteran, and worked many years at Wiltse Fencing Company in Michigan. He was a die hard fan of the Michigan Wolverines, enjoyed playing cards and horseshoes.

Survivors include two daughters: Dina McLain of Berrien…

Crystal Rhea Carter May 08, 2016 »

Mrs. Crystal Farnsworth Carter, 40, of Plain Dealing, Louisiana (formerly of Bay, Arkansas, died on May 6, 2016. She was born on October 7, 1975 in Searcy, Arkansas to Lee and Margaret Farnsworth. She was a member of the 1st United Methodist Church in Benton, Louisiana, a devoted wife, loved her family unconditionally, always had a listening ear for her friends and family,was an avid Star Trek and Elvis fan, and enjoyed fishing.

Survivors include; her of husband of 19 years: Joel Carter…

Ricky Lynn Binkard May 06, 2016 »

Ricky Lynn Binkard, 53, a lifelong area resident of Kennett, Missouri, passed away on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at his home. He was born on December 15, 1962 in Kennett, Missouri to James and Hazel Kelley Binkard. He was a member of Providence Baptist church in Kennett, an Air Force Veteran, loved being outdoors and had an appreciation for nature, never met a stranger, enjoyed fishing, spending time with his grandchildren and was very proud of his son, Jeremiah.

Survivors include: his wife…

Betty Street Apr 28, 2016 »

Betty Street, 64, of Paragould, Arkansas passed away on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at Greene Acres Nursing Home, Paragould, Arkansas. She was born on September 15, 1951 in St. Louis, Missouri to the late George and Blanch Street. She was a member of Greater Vision Ministries, enjoyed studying her Bible, reading, plants, sewing, word search puzzles, writing quotes and poems, loved her dog Sadie Bell and loved her family and taking care of grandchildren.

Survivors include; four sons: Donald…

Eldon Lee Turner Apr 28, 2016 »

Eldon Lee Turner, 64, of Caraway, Arkansas passed away on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at his home. He was born on January 25, 1952 in St. Louis, Missouri to the late Alfred and Genieva Ward Turner.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 2:00 pm at Keiser Chapel, Keiser, Arkansas with Pastor Jerry Weathers officiating. Interment will be held on Monday, May 2, 2016 at Caraway Cemetery under the direction of Faith Funeral Service. The family will receive visitors on Friday,…

Robert Henning Apr 26, 2016 »

Robert Henning, 70, of Jonesboro AR, passed from this life on Monday, April 25, 2016.

He is survived by his son Jason Henning of Jonesboro, AR, a younger sister Janice Henning of Frankfort, IN, and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his wife LaVera Henning, their twin sons Brian Lee and Robert Keith, his parents George and Enna Henning and brothers and sisters.

He is a veteran of the United States Air Force serving in the Vietnam War. He is retired from Whirlpool where he…

Jackie Stinnett Apr 20, 2016 »

Mr. Jackie Roger Stinnett, age 77 of Blytheville, Arkansas, passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at the Gosnell Therapy and Living Center. Born in Yarbro, Arkansas, he was the son of the late A.B. and June Watkins Stinnett and was a member of the Steele Church of Christ. Mr. Stinnett served his country in the United States National Guard and enjoyed classic cars.

He is survived by his wife of 14 years: Sue Stinnett of the home; two sons: Jackie Stinnett, Jr. and wife Kim of Mt. Home,…

Paulette Smith Apr 19, 2016 »

Mrs. Paulette Smith, age 67 of Lake City, Arkansas, passed away Monday, April 18, 2016 at the NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Born in Batesville, Arkansas, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Irene Henderson Wilson and was a longtime area resident. Mrs. Smith was a member at the Walnut Grove Missionary Baptist Church and was a retired registered nurse at the Lake Side Nursing Center. She enjoyed gardening, sewing and spending time with her kids and grandchildren.

Connie Sue Maggard Apr 10, 2016 »

Connie Sue Maggard, 57, of Jonesboro, Arkansas passed away on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center. She was born on July 5, 1958 in Monroe County, Arkansas to the late J. L. and Louvada Hill Clairday. She was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed reading, cooking, and spending time with her family.

Survivors include; one son: Rex Maggard, Jr. (Brittney) of Paragould, Arkansas; four daughters: Marie Allen of Paragould, Arkansas, Jenny Stone of Paragould, Arkansas, Misty…

Howard Ernest Bearce Apr 07, 2016 »

Howard Ernest Bearce, 71, of Jonesboro, Arkansas passed away on April 4, 2016 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center. He was born in Egypt, Arkansas on September 6, 1944 to the late Orval Ernest and Sara Jane Simpson Bearce. He was a member of Herman Baptist Church and attended Commonwealth Ministries, enjoyed playing dominoes, going to yard sales, and watching NASCAR and wrestling.

Survivors include; one stepson: Jamie Suarez (Amanda) of Knoxville, Tennessee; one stepdaughter: Melissa…

Kenneth Wayne Barnett Apr 06, 2016 »

Kenneth Wayne Barnett, 76, of Jonesboro, Arkansas passed away on April 5, 2016 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center. He was born on July 21, 1939 in Trumann, Arkansas to the late Arnold Thomas and Ira Lena Johnson Barnett. Mr. Barnett was a member of Apple Hill Church of Christ and enjoyed watching westerns and spending time with his family.

Survivors include; his wife of 50 years: Joyce Barnett of the home; three sons: David Schreier (Tammy) of Jonesboro, Arkansas, John Barnett (Sharlene)…

William Haskins Apr 05, 2016 »

Mr. William L. Haskins, age 72 of Mountain Home, Arkansas, passed away on April 2, 2016 at the Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. Born March 9, 1944 in Theodosia, Missouri, he was the son of the late Lexie and Nola Sewell Haskins. He was of the Pentecostal faith and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his wife Nora Lou Haskins of the home; one son: William Haskins, Jr. and wife Sylvia of Manila, Arkansas; two daughters: Christine Haskins of Manila, Arkansas, Jean…

Nina "Crickett" Underwood Apr 04, 2016 »

Nina M. “Crickett” Underwood, 55, of Lepanto, Arkansas passed away on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at St. Bernard’s Hospital. She was born on May 9, 1960 in Memphis, Tennessee to Joe & Margie Hatcher Tucker. She was a member of Real Pointe Church, a lifelong area resident, enjoyed painting, reading and spending time with loved ones.

Survivors include; her husband of 28 years; Curtis Underwood of the home; one daughter: Jennifer Coats (Shane) of Etowah, Arkansas; four brothers:…

James "Jimmy" Lamberth Apr 04, 2016 »

Mr. James “Jimmy” Oscar Lamberth, 88, of Jonesboro, Arkansas passed away on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at Jonesboro Healthcare Center. He was born on July 10, 1927 in Jonesboro, Arkansas to the late J.D. and Velma Barnes Lamberth. He was a member of Trinity Church, a missionary evangelist for the Philippines since 1974, a musician for sixty plus years, and a business man.

Survivors include; his wife: Linda Lamberth of the home; two sons: John Lamberth, II (Cindy) of Hot Springs,…

Lucas Bryant Owens Apr 03, 2016 »

Lucas Bryant Owens, 22, of Trumann, Arkansas passed away on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at St. Bernard’s Hospital. He was born on October 18, 1993 in Jonesboro, Arkansas to Jerry and Mary Veteto Owens. He was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy, Trumann, Arkansas, liked Special Olympics, was a football fantasy, but most of all he loved the Lord and Gospel Music.

Survivors include; his parents: Jerry and Mary Owens of Trumann, Arkansas; grandparents: James & Nancy Owens and Bobby…

Bess Ann Wilson Apr 01, 2016 »

Bess Ann Wilson, 75, of Bono, Arkansas passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House. She was born on August 18, 1940 in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas to the late Marvin and Sylvia Juanita Lacefield Hurst. She was a member of the Church of Christ and enjoyed reading and working crossword puzzles.

Survivors include; one son: Steven Dewayne Tate (Rhoda) of Bono, Arkansas; one daughter: Rhonda Webb (Scott) of Bono, Arkansas; one brother: Zane Hurst of Jonesboro,…

Delbert Timms Apr 01, 2016 »

Mr. Delbert Timms, age 73 of Lake City, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family. Born August 21, 1942 in Bay, Arkansas, he was the son of the late John and Myrtle Eaton Timms. Mr. Timms was a devoted Christian of the Assembly of God belief. He loved doing and taking care of others. There has never been a time that he didn’t put other’s needs in front of his own. Mr. Timms proudly served his county in the United States National…

Roy Raymond Hill Apr 01, 2016 »

Roy Raymond Hill, 76, of Paragould, Arkansas passed away on March 29, 2016 at Arkansas Methodist Hospital. Mr. Hill was born on August 7, 1939 in Waynes County, Missouri to the late Seth and Martha Acup Hill. Mr. Hill farmed for 42 years and was an avid hunter.

Survivors include; one daughter: Michelle Shelton (Paul) of Marmaduke, Arkansas; two grandchildren: Jeremy Wheat (Christy) of Paragould, Arkansas and Amber Wheat of Rector, Arkansas; three great-grandchildren: Bryleigh Masterson,…

Valine Hopkins Mar 30, 2016 »

Mrs. Valine Hopkins, age 91 of Jonesboro, Arkansas, passed away on March 29, 2016 at the Ash Flat Healthcare and Rehab Center. Born on July 14, 1924 in Hunter, Arkansas, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Christine Seel Hogland. She was a member of the Christian Church and became a devoted member of that faith. She was a business woman operating numerous restaurants in Jonesboro, known as Valine’s Café. After selling her restaurants, she enjoyed fishing and bought a…

Connie Morgan Mar 29, 2016 »

Obituary for Connie Jo Morgan

Connie Jo Ford Morgan, 61, of West Plains, Mo., was born October 25, 1954, in Kennett, Mo., to Joe H. and Glenda Smith Ford. She passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 24, 2016, in Kennett at Heritage Nursing Center with her family around her.

She survived and won her battle with breast cancer in 2006, but ten years later, after being diagnosed in December of 2015, Connie lost her battle with lung cancer. However, she lived a full life that included traveling to…

Arthur Buerge Mar 29, 2016 »

Mr. Arthur Edward Buerge, 44, of Paragould, Arkansas passed away on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at Advanced Care Hospital in Searcy, Arkansas. Mr. Buerge was born on August 6, 1971 in Duval County, Florida to Milford and Violet Hale Buerge. Mr. Buerge enjoyed going for walks, listening to music, and spending time with his family.

Survivors include; his wife: Marlo Buerge of the home; one son: Daniel Buckmaster of Arizona; two daughters: Belinda Leisure of Paragould, Arkansas and Viktoria…

Joe Thompson Mar 25, 2016 »

Joe O'dean Thompson
Born February 21st, 1944, in Steele, Missouri, he was the son of the late Ross and Matilda Thompson. He departed this life on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016, at Heritage Nursing Center in Kennett, Missouri. Joe was a resident of Steele throughout his entire life. He spent a lot of time "out on the Bayou" (as he would say), where he was raised.

Mr. Thompson is survived by two daughters: Shonda Grays, and husband Charlie, of Blytheville, Arkansas and Tara Paradise of…

Brenda Fay Tucker Mar 24, 2016 »

Mrs. Brenda Fay Tucker, age 67 of Brookland, Arkansas, passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2016 at the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould, Arkansas. Born May 31, 1948 in Paragould, Arkansas, she was the daughter of the late Edgar and Dellar Walls Williams. Mrs. Tucker was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed taking care of her children.

She is survived by her son Bryan Tucker and wife Tracy of Brookland, Arkansas; one brother: Eddie Williams of Rector, Arkansas; two grandchildren:…

Rosa Lee Barrett Richey Mar 17, 2016 »

Mrs. Rosa Lee Richey, age 74 of Trumann, Arkansas, passed away on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at the Advanced Care Hospital of White County in Searcy, Arkansas. Born August 3, 1941 in Bunny, Arkansas, she was the daughter of the late Clarence Dail and Margaret Hutchison Barrett and was a member of the Refuge General Baptist Church in Lake City, Arkansas. Mrs. Richey enjoyed sewing, crocheting, cooking and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by one…

Dale Lowry Mar 17, 2016 »

Mr. Dale Laverne Lowry, age 70 of Maynard, Arkansas, passed away at his home on Sunday, March 13, 2016. Born December 22, 1945 in Rockford, Illinois, he was the son of the late Harold Seymour and Fern Juanita Williams Lowry. Mr. Lowry was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed woodworking, fishing and spending time with his family and grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years: Peggy Lowry of the home; two sons: Dale Lowry, Jr. and girlfriend Terra Bailey of Maynard, Arkansas and…

Destyn Washington Mar 14, 2016 »

Destyn Isaiah Washington, 27, of Paragould, passed away Friday, March 11, 2016. He was born on December 19, 1988 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Johna Washington and Tyre Washington.

Survivors include; his parents, Johna Washington and Tyre Washington, grandparents: Vada Nichols and John Nichols; brothers: Tyre Washington and girlfriend Cody Feagin, Kizech Washington and his girlfriend Haley Ballard; niece: Ava; nephew: Camden; and a host of other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by:…

Brinda Barker Mar 14, 2016 »

Mrs. Brinda Barker, age 75 of Trumann, Arkansas, passed away Saturday, March 12, 2016 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Born September 2, 1940 in Weona, Arkansas, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Lessie Isbell Powers. Mrs. Barker was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed shopping, Tunica trips, arranging flowers and attending family get togethers.

She is survived by 2 sons: David Williams and wife Debbie of Marion, Arkansas and Scot Williams of Trumann,…

Barry W. Emery Mar 14, 2016 »

Mr. Barry W. Emery, age 56 of Caraway, Arkansas, passed away Saturday, March 13, 2016 at his home. Born April 9, 1959 in Mishawaka, Indiana, he was the son of the late George and Lillian Reams Emery and was a longtime area resident. Mr. Emery was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed watching T.V., working on the farm and spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by one daughter: Hannah Emery of Missouri; two brothers: Melton Emery and wife Faye of Caraway, Arkansas and…

Rev. Robert W. Copeland Mar 11, 2016 »

Rev. Robert W. Copeland, age 86 of Jonesboro, Arkansas, entered his eternal reward on March 9, 2016 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was born March 3, 1930 in Harrison, Arkansas, to the late William Vernon (Bill) Copeland and Nola McEntire Copeland. After graduating from Harrison High School, Rev. Copeland attended Central Bible Institute where he prepared to enter the ministry. He was ordained with the Assemblies of God in 1952 and pastored churches in…

Linda Sue Hill Mar 11, 2016 »

Linda Sue Hill, age 67 of Bay, Arkansas, passed away on March 11, 2016 at the St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Born in Portland, Oregon, she was the daughter of the late Forrest Wesley and Dortha Neal Scrape. Mrs. Hill was a member of the Full Gospel Tabernacle Church in Trumann, Arkansas and was a nurse at St. Bernard’s Medical Center for 30 years. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing and spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her son:…

Bobby Gene Midgett Mar 08, 2016 »

Bobby Gene Midgett, age 54 of Portia, Arkansas, passed away March 7, 2016 at his home. Born March 3, 1962 in Pocahontas, Arkansas he was the son of Delmer Gene and Barbara Lindley Midgett and was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Midgett enjoyed fishing, hunting and riding four wheelers.

He is survived by his mother: Barbara Midgett of Hardy, Arkansas; his wife: Laurie Midgett of the home; three sons: Christopher Taft of Clover Bend, Arkansas, James Maupin of Arrington, Tennessee and Jesse…

Nellie Lenoy Johanson Mar 07, 2016 »

Mrs. Nellie Lenoy Johanson, 49, of Lake City, Arkansas passed away on Sunday, March 6, 2016 at NEA Baptist Hospital. Mrs. Johanson was born on September 5, 1966 in Tulare, California to Ronald and Evie Camp Bearden. Mrs. Johanson was of the Protestant belief and enjoyed camping and spending time with her family.

Survivors include; her husband: Joseph Kent Johanson of the home; her parents: Ronald and Evie Bearden of Lake City, Arkansas; one son: Jeffery Ledford of the home; one daughter:…

Horace “Ronnie” F. Ethridge Mar 07, 2016 »

Mr. Horace “Ronnie” F. Ethridge, 62, of Paragould, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on February 27, 2016 at Paragould, Arkansas. Mr. Ethridge was born on March 13, 1953 in Marked Tree, Arkansas to the late Horace F. Ethridge, Jr. and Wanda Mae Keeling Ethridge. He was a member of the Greater Vision Ministries church, a United States Vietnam era Marine Veteran, and loved cooking and his family.

Survivors include; his wife: Renae Ethridge of the home; five children: Tonya Graf…

Ladonna Sneed Feb 24, 2016 »

Mrs. Ladonna Jane Sneed, age 53 of Caraway, passed away February 22, 2016 at her home. Born December 2, 1962 in Lepanto, Arkansas, she was the daughter of the Earl Eugene and Eula Belle Barrett Cobb. Mrs. Sneed was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church in Black Oak, Arkansas and loved crafts, shopping and spending time with her husband, kids and grandkids.

She is survived by her husband: Mike Sneed of the home; parents: Earl and Eula Cobb of Caraway, Arkansas; one son: Jered Holt of…

LaVera Marie Henning Feb 24, 2016 »

LaVera Henning, 69, of Jonesboro AR, passed from this life on Tuesday, February 23, 2016. She was a homemaker, loving wife and mother. She had a giving heart and worked as a caregiver to the elderly. Her sense of humor was joyous and she took pleasure in making others laugh.

She is survived by her husband Robert Henning and her son Jason Henning, an older brother Marion Johnson of Jonesboro, AR and a younger sister Sharon Yakley of Jackson’s Gap, AL, and many nieces and nephews.

Robert Eugene Nixon Feb 24, 2016 »

Robert Eugene Nixon, 42, of Jonesboro, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on February 19, 2016. Mr. Nixon was born on October 14, 1973 in Memphis, Tennessee to Dennis and Nancy Strain Nixon. Mr. Nixon was of the Baptist faith, loved spending time with his boys, was blessed with the gift of hospitality, and enjoyed drawing and painting.

Survivors include; his father: Dennis Nixon of Jonesboro, Arkansas; his mother: Nancy K. Draffin of Florida; two sons: Gage and Jackson Nixon both of…

Kenneth Elmer Wycoff Feb 22, 2016 »

Kenneth Elmer Wycoff, 69, of Paragould, Arkansas passed away on February 20, 2016 at his home. Mr. Wycoff was born on June 9, 1946 in Cardwell, Missouri to the late Elmer and Mable Sheraton Wycoff. Mr. Wycoff was a member of the Seed of Faith Church in Paragould, enjoyed yard work, working on vehicles, fishing, and playing cards and he loved his family.

Survivors include; his wife: Ada Wycoff of the home; two sons: Kenny Wycoff and wife Rhonda and Donnie Wycoff both of Paragould, AR; two…

Barbara Elaine McCallister Feb 22, 2016 »

Barbara Elaine McCallister was born on March 10th to Clyde and Christine Denham, in Jasper Arkansas and her life on Earth ended February 20th, 2016, in Memphis, Tennessee. After growing up and attending school in Yellville, Arkansas, she lived in Kennett, Missouri where she raised 4 children, Cindy Faucett, Michael Hollowell, Lisa Fuller (Johnson) of Hernando, Mississippi, and Courtney McCallister of Evansville, Indiana.

Cindy and Michael both preceded her into eternity, as did her…

Virginia Lee Tarver Feb 21, 2016 »

Mrs. Virginia Lee Tarver, age 83 of Kennett, Missouri, passed away Saturday, February 20, 2016 at the St. Louis University Hospital. Born May 24, 1932 in Clinton, Arkansas, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Ada Foster McClanahan and was a lifelong area resident. Mrs. Tarver was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Kennett, Missouri and was a member of the Eastern Star. She was also a scout leader, in the bridge club, Kennett Garden Club and helped her husband Dr.…

Christopher Ford Feb 21, 2016 »

Christopher Beve Ford, 36, of Paragould, Arkansas died on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at his home. Mr. Ford was born on January 7, 1980 in Paragould, Arkansas to Mike Vickers and Arlene Ford. Mr. Ford was an avid heavy metal music fan and a sports fanatic, especially for the Razorbacks and the Cardinals.

Survivors include; his father: Mike Vickers of Paragould, Arkansas; his mother: Arlene Ramirez of Paragould, Arkansas; three brothers: Michael, Jamie, and Dakota Vickers all of Paragould,…

Bill Stone Feb 16, 2016 »

Billy (Bill) Gene Stone

Bill Stone, 87, of Senath, Missouri died Friday, February 12, 2016 at the Senath Nursing Center.

Bill was born on September 11, 1928 in Hornersville, Missouri to Claude and Janie Stone. He was a carpenter and built many homes in Southeast Missouri. He also served as Fire Chief of Hornersville, and Fire Chief of Senath and was an EMT for several years.

Survivors include his wife Jharma Faye Stone of Senath who he married in March…

Deborah Hill Feb 11, 2016 »

Mrs. Deborah Hill, age 52 of Manila, Arkansas passed away February 9, 2016 at the Monette Manor Nursing Home. Born April 18, 1963 in Monette, Arkansas, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Eudith Conner Seymour and been a long-time area resident. Mrs. Hill was of the Church of God belief and enjoyed shopping, cooking and home-making.

She is survived by her husband: Michael Hill of the home; three sons: Christopher Hill and wife Brittany of Manila, Arkansas, Brian Hill and wife…

Karen Lorine Dale Feb 11, 2016 »

Mrs. Karen Lorine Dale, 52, of Leachville, Arkansas, passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at Arkansas Methodist Hospital. Mrs. Dale was born on August 7, 1963 in Poplar Bluff, Missouri to the late James Stevenson and Minnie Shirley Luke Price. She enjoyed shopping, cooking, and rock n roll music and spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include; her husband of 28 years: Roy Dale of the home; one son: Josh Price and wife Jennifer of Leachville, Arkansas; one daughter:…

Helen Ann Epps Crumby Feb 08, 2016 »

Mrs. Helen Ann Epps Crumby, age 73 of Jonesboro, Arkansas, passed away on February 7, 2016 at the St. Bernard’s Medical Center. Born August 22, 1942 in Jonesboro, Arkansas, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Marie Chambers Epps and was a Nettleton High School graduate. Mrs. Crumby attended the Nettleton Baptist Church enjoyed traveling, gardening, fishing and spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by two sons: Bobby Bennett and wife Leslie of Brookland,…

Jeffery Ammons Feb 08, 2016 »

Mr. Jeffery Ammons, age 43 of Osceola, Arkansas, passed away February 5, 2016 at the Osceola Therapy and Living Center. Born December 14, 1972 in Birmingham, Alabama, he was the son of Mrs. Shelby Jean Massey and was a lifelong area resident. Mr. Ammons was of the Baptist faith, an avid sports fan and enjoyed playing golf and watching football.

He is survived by one sister: Tracy Ammons and Jimmy Smallwood of Osceola, Arkansas; one brother: Darrell MC Ammons of Hardy, Arkansas; five…

Jackie Wayne McCoy Feb 07, 2016 »

Mr. Jackie Wayne McCoy, 73, of Leachville, Arkansas passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center. Mr. McCoy was born on November 18, 1942 in Childers, Arkansas to the late Jack and Dollie McCoy. Mr. McCoy was a member of the First Assembly of God in Leachville, Arkansas, and enjoyed playing dominos and fishing.

Survivors include; his wife of 53 years: Peggy McCoy of the home; one son: Wayne McCoy of Leachville, Arkansas; two daughters: Wanda Rippy and…

William Alley Feb 04, 2016 »

Mr. William Alley, 78, of Paragould, Arkansas, beloved father, passed away on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at Arkansas Methodist Hospital. Mr. Alley was born on December 2, 1937 in Oakvale, West Virginia to the late Henderson and Edna Weeks Alley. Mr. Alley was an accomplished carpenter and retired from Weathervane Windows in Brighton, Michigan.

Survivors include; four sons: Patrick Mitchell and wife Dawn, Jeff Mitchell and wife Brandy, William R. Alley and wife Ginger, and Andrew L. Alley;…

Thomas Jerry Elrod Feb 01, 2016 »

Mr. Thomas Jerry Elrod, 57, of Harrisburg, Arkansas passed away on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Little Rock, Arkansas. Mr. Elrod was born on October 27, 1958 in Trumann, Arkansas to the late Thomas Alton and Agnes Louise Blackston Elrod. Mr. Elrod was of the Pentecostal faith and enjoyed working on diesel engines and cars.

Survivors include; one daughter: Autumn Lee Ann Dever and husband David of Harrison, Arkansas; four sisters: Carolyn Elrod of Harrisburg,…

Betty Jo Tabor Jan 31, 2016 »

Mrs. Betty Jo Tabor, 74, of Brookland, Arkansas passed away on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at NEA Hospital. Mrs. Tabor was born on April 16, 1941 in Colinwood, Tennessee to the late Willie and Florence Haddock Long. Mrs. Tabor was of the Baptist faith, a Jonesboro area resident, and enjoyed relaxing and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Survivors include; her husband of 51 years: Lawrence Tabor, Jr. of the home; one son: William Tabor (Tina) of Jonesboro, Arkansas; one…

Sheila Jeanett Sparrow Jan 28, 2016 »

Mrs. Sheila Jeanett Sparrow, 68, of Hornersville, Missouri, passed away on Sunday, January 24, 2016 at Twin Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Sparrow was born on January 29, 1947 in Hornersville, Missouri to the late Harold and Freda Coleman Bridges. Mrs. Sparrow was a member of the First Baptist Church in Hornersville, Missouri, was a dance instructor for many years for six different dance clubs, enjoyed shopping and especially babysitting for her grandchildren.

Survivors include; her husband:…

Garey Wayne Lang Jan 27, 2016 »

Garey Wayne Lang, 70, of Blytheville, Arkansas, passed away on January 26, 2016 at Great River Medical Center. Mr. Lang was born on September 20, 1945 in Limestone County, Alabama to the late John Clinton and Ida Mae Johnson Lang. Mr. Lang enjoyed building Hot Rods and racing them, rebuilding cars, going FAST, watching Dallas Cowboys and Alabama Crimson Tide football, and spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include; his wife: Frances Lang of the home; one son: Paul Lang of…

James Junior Horne Jan 26, 2016 »

James Junior Horne, 87, of Black Rock, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on January 25, 2016 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Mr. Horne was born on June 29, 1928 in Beech Grove, Arkansas to the late James Elmer and Mildred Anne Cloud Horne. Junior was a member of First Christian Church, Jonesboro, Arkansas. As an adult he moved to Michigan and worked for General Motors for thirty years, believing in a good day’s work he missed few, raising his children and appreciating work. He…

Russell Doyan Lloyd Jan 23, 2016 »

Mr. Russell Doyan Lloyd, 70, of Wynne, Arkansas passed from this life on January, 21, 2016 at his home. Mr. Lloyd was born on May 4, 1945 in Wynne, Arkansas to the late Elmer White and Hazel Jones Lloyd. Mr. Lloyd was a lifelong resident of Wynne, Arkansas, a retired pipe welder, and loved to fish.

Survivors include; two sons: Kim Lloyd (Pat) of Manila, Arkansas and Russell Lee Lloyd (Phynessa) of Wynne, Arkansas; one brother: Elmer Loyd of Cherry Valley; eleven grandchildren; eleven…

Jamie Allen McPherson Jan 20, 2016 »

Mr. Jamie Allen McPherson, 42, of Trumann, Arkansas passed away on January 18, 2016 as the result of an automobile accident. Mr. McPherson was born on July 28, 1973 in Elkhardt, Indiana to Ricky Barringer and Peggy Sue McPherson. Mr. McPherson was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Survivors include; his father; one son: Hunter McPherson of Caraway, Arkansas; one brother: Justin Dale Coleman of California; one uncle: Bobby McPherson (Alice) of Trumann, Arkansas; two…

Richard Lewis Miller Jan 17, 2016 »

Mr. Richard Lewis Miller, 62, of Marston, Missouri, passed away on January 15, 2016 at his home. Mr. Miller was born on February 2, 1953 in Wardell, Missouri to the late George Lewis and Lillian Genevieve Wright Miller.

Freda Gail Weaver Jan 15, 2016 »

Freda Gail Weaver, 56, of Malden, Missouri passed away on January 12, 2016 at her home. She was born on August 11, 1959 in Poplar Bluff, Missouri to Luther and Freda Oldham Lane.

Survivors include; her parents: Luther and Freda Lane of Malden, Missouri; one son: Jacob Weaver of the home; three daughters: Pamela Sterle and husband Kris of Salida, Colorado, Jessica Bradford and husband Robert of Malden, Missouri, and Jennifer Hoagland and husband Josh of Springfield, Missouri; two brothers:…

Nancy Walton Jan 15, 2016 »

Nancy Jane Walton, age 82 of Arbyrd, Missouri, passed away Thursday, January 14, 2016 at the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould, Arkansas. Born March 4, 1933 in Caruthersville, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Laura James Walton and had been a long-time area resident. Miss. Walton was a member of the Arbyrd Church of Christ and enjoyed reading her Bible and spending time with her family.

She is survived by two sisters: Edith Boulton and Juanita Brower…

Roy Louis Ward, Jr. Jan 14, 2016 »

Mr. Roy Louis Ward, Jr., 57 of Maynard, Arkansas passed away on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Mr. Ward was born on May 5, 1958 in Kennett, Missouri to the late Rou Louis and Betty Sims Ward. Mr. Ward was of the Pentecostal faith, enjoyed fishing, riding and working on motorcycles, and loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include; his wife: Penny Ward of the home; one son: Roy Louis Ward, III of the home; two…

Donald Everett Swindle Jan 14, 2016 »

Mr. Donald Everett Swindle, 63, of Jonesboro, Arkansas passed away on Tuesday, January 12, 2016. Mr. Swindle was born on February 6, 1952 in Jonesboro, Arkansas to the late Everett Diggs and Villa Mae Lucas Swindle. Mr. Swindle was a Christian, enjoyed spoiling the grandchildren and coin collecting. He fancied himself as a survivalist and marksman.

Survivors include; two sons: Anthony Swindle and wife Carrie and Tim Swindle and wife Kati all of Jonesboro, Arkansas; five grandchildren;…

Steven Jay Williams Jan 13, 2016 »

Mr. Steven Jay Williams, 56, of Trumann, Arkansas passed away on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at NEA Baptist Hospital. Mr. Williams was born on June 30, 1959 in Jonesboro, Arkansas to Jesse and Brinda Powers Williams. Mr. Williams proudly served his country in the United States Army. He was of the Baptist faith, enjoyed fishing, rebuilding cars, and loved his motorcycle.

Survivors include; his father: Jesse Williams of Trumann, Arkansas; his mother: Brinda Barker of Trumann, Arkansas; one…

Dallas Richey Jan 12, 2016 »

Mr. Dallas Lee Richey, 77 of Trumann, Arkansas passed away at his home Monday, January 11, 2016. He was born January 15, 1938 to the late Woodrow Arthur and Maggie Wade Richey in Lake City, Arkansas. Mr. Richey was a member of the Refuge General Baptist Church in Lake City, Arkansas and he enjoyed gardening, especially flowers, and watching wrestling and Cardinal ballgames and loved going to auctions. Mr. Richey retired from FMC with seventeen and one half years and from Trumann Housing…

Larry Tarver Jan 08, 2016 »

Mr. Larry Wayne Tarver, 57, of Marston, Missouri, died on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at his home. Mr. Tarver was born in Shelby County, Tennessee on August 24, 1958. He loved to fish, farm, and spend time with his grandbabies. His close friends called him “Ghost Rider” and he had a heart of gold and a gift of gab.

Survivors include; his significant other: Brenda Montgomery of the home; one son: Larry Tarver, Jr. of Marston, Missouri; three daughters: Mandy Lynn Tarver of…

Jack Rockwell Jan 08, 2016 »

Jack Leon Rockwell, age 67, of Paragould, Arkansas, passed away on December 23, 2015 at his home in Paragould, Arkansas. Born August 23, 1948, Rushville, Illinois, he was the son of the late Ernest and Doris Croxton Rockwell and served his country in the United States Army. Mr. Rockwell enjoyed fishing, westerns and spending time with his family.

He is survived by wife: Sharon Rockwell of the home; son: Rick Rockwell of Rock Falls Illinois; one daughter: Tracy Bailey of Paragould,…

Clayton Franks Dec 29, 2015 »

Mr. Clayton Franks, 87, of Memphis, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, December 24, 2015. Mr. Franks was born on October 2, 1928 in Hardin County, Tennessee to the late Odis and Maggie Franks.

Survivors include; one sister: Marie Moore of Monette, Arkansas; one nephew: George Moore and wife Carolyn of Monette, Arkansas.

The family request private services and disposition under the direction of Faith Funeral Service.

Syble Edith Phillips Dec 28, 2015 »

Mrs. Syble Edith Phillips, 66, of Jonesboro, Arkansas passed away on Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center. Mrs. Phillips was born on March 5, 1949 in Tyronza, Arkansas to Willie Herbert and Bessie Pearl Hightower Hinman. Mrs. Phillips was of the Baptist faith, loved wrestling and spending time with her family and friends.

Survivors include; her mother: Bessie Pearl Phillips of Atkins, Arkansas; her husband: James Phillips of the home; one son: Darrell Dawson and…

Donnie C. Liedtke Dec 28, 2015 »

Mr. Donnie C. Liedtke, 63, of Keiser, Arkansas passed away on Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at the Osceola Hospital. Mr. Liedtke was born on March 31, 1952 in Trumann, Arkansas to the late Otto and Viola Liedtke. Mr. Liedtke enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family.

Survivors include; his wife: Ellen Liedtke of the home; four sons: Jody Miller and wife Mylinda of Marked Tree, Arkansas, Al Miller and wife Brandy of Bay, Arkansas, Timmy Liedtke of Batesville, Arkansas, and…

Dixie M King Dec 21, 2015 »

Dixie M. King, 80, of Leachville, Arkansas, passed away on Saturday, December 19, 2015 at her home. Ms. King was born on August 12, 1935 in Gideon, Missouri to the late James and Clara Jones Woods. Ms. King was a member of the Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Manila, Arkansas and enjoyed sewing, cooking, and spending time with her family.

Survivors include; one son: Glenn King, Sr. of the home; one brother: Sidney Woods; three sisters: Charlene Woods of Mississippi, Ann Woods of…

Arlon Ingram Dec 21, 2015 »

Mr. Arlon Dale Ingram, 62, of Trumann, Arkansas, passed away on December 21, 2015 at his home. Born on August 18, 1953 in Jonesboro, Arkansas, he was the son of the late Ira and Viola Simpson Ingram and was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Ingram enjoyed fixing up his truck, fishing and being on the water and spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife: Judy Ingram of the home; one son: Ryan Ingram and Rebecca of Jacksonville, Florida; two daughters: Tamara Whitlatch…

Thomas Lee Hasty Dec 18, 2015 »

Mr. Thomas Lee Hasty, 47, of Campbell, Missouri, passed away on Thursday, December 17, 2015 at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Mr. Hasty was born on October 4, 1968 in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri to Jack Lee and Mary Mae Hagan Hasty. Mr. Hasty was a truck driver for twenty five years, and enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family.


Survivors include; his wife: Dana Hasty of the home; his father: Jack Lee Hasty of Brownsville, Kentucky; three sons: Trent Featherston of Campbell,…

Patsy Janett Goodwin Dec 17, 2015 »

Patsy Janett Goodwin, age 72 of Delaplaine, Arkansas, passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at the NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Born in Harrisburg, Arkansas, she was the daughter of the late Pastel and Edna Bain Busby. Mrs. Goodwin was of the Pentecostal faith and enjoyed yard-sales, flea markets and spending time with her family.

She is survived by two sons: Ricky Goodwin( Doris) of Walnut Ridge, Arkansas and Phillip Goodwin of Delaplaine, Arkansas; one daughter:…

John Wheeler Lindsey Dec 16, 2015 »

Mr. John Wheeler Lindsey, age 62 of Rector, Arkansas, passed away December 14, 2015 at the St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Born May 22, 1953 in Langche, Alabama, he was the son of the late William and Clema Ruth Phipps Lindsey. Mr. Lindsey served his country in the United States Marines and enjoyed doing mechanic work. Motorcycles were the love of his life. He enjoyed riding with his wife in any weather and doing motorcycle toy runs for children.

He is…

Kenneth See Dec 11, 2015 »

Mr. Kenneth W. See, Sr., 81, of Jonesboro, Arkansas, passed away on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at NEA Baptist Hospital. Mr. See was born on May 10, 1934 in Deckerville, Michigan to the late George and Mildred Ellen Jones See. Mr. See enjoyed working on vehicles, watching football, and bowling.

Survivors include; six sons: Kenneth W. See, Jr. and wife Claudia of Michigan, David See and wife Robyn of Michigan, Will See and wife Terri of Pocahontas, Arkansas, Edwin See, Sr. of Jonesboro,…

Leon Richmond Dec 11, 2015 »

Leon Richmond, age 78 of Dyess, Arkansas, passed away December 10, 2015 in Manila, Arkansas. Born July 22, 1937 at Luxora, Arkansas, he was the son of the late James Edward and Thelma Sanduskey Richmond. Mr. Richmond was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, working on cars and tractors and could play any musical instrument he picked up by ear.


He is survived by one daughter: Shelia Lampe of Blytheville, Arkansas; two sons: Jeff Richmond of Oklahoma and Clifton Richmond of…

Terrace Davis Dec 10, 2015 »

Terrace Davis, age 54 of Hornersville, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at his home. Born December 6, 1961 in Cardwell, Missouri, he was the son of the late Curtis and Betty Carson Davis. Mr. Davis was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, gardening, and sitting on the porch relaxing with his family.

He is survived by four daughters: Jennifer Davis and David Hill, Stefanie Davis and Chris Bolt, Katilyn Davis and Haley Davis all of Hornersville, Missouri; one son:…

Michael Patrick Sanders Dec 05, 2015 »

Mr. Michael Patrick Sanders, 67, of Keiser, Arkansas, passed away on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at his home. Mr. Sanders was born on May 26, 1948 in Jonesboro, Arkansas to the late James and Cardella Riley Sanders. Mr. Sanders was a member of the Bethel Church Of The Lord Jesus Christ, Osceola, Arkansas and loved reading his Bible and witnessing to people about God.

Survivors include; his wife: Zettie Sanders of the home; one son: Joseph J. Sanders (Becky) of Bardstown, Kentucky; one…

Mr. James Wayne Brewer Dec 04, 2015 »

Mr. James Wayne Brewer, 63, passed away Thursday, December 3, 2015 at his home in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Mr. Brewer was born January 20, 1952 in Marked Tree, Arkansas to the late John Wayne and Magdalene Milligan Brewer. He was of the Pentecostal faith, enjoyed hunting and fishing and playing on the internet.

Survivors include his wife: Martha Brewer of the home; two sons: Tommy Berley of Paragould, Arkansas and Mark Brewer of Jonesboro, Arkansas; one daughter: Sandra Denise Elrod of…

Vivian Naomi Garman Bass Dec 03, 2015 »

Mrs. Vivian Naomi Garman Bass, age 71 of Paragould, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at the St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Born September 7, 1944 in Cash, Arkansas, she was the daughter of the late Gordon and Eva Lucille Walker Garman. Mrs. Bass was a member of the Southside Community Church, was employed by the Greene County Tech School District and enjoyed reading, shopping, and doing crafts.


She is survived by three daughters: Deborah…

Ronald Glenn Lehman Dec 01, 2015 »

Mr. Ronald “Ronnie” Glenn Lehman, 68, of Monette, Arkansas passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2015 at his home after a brave battle with cancer. Mr. Lehman was born on March 24, 1947 in Waco, Texas to the late Robert and Dorothy Lehman. Mr. Lehman was a member of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Jonesboro, Arkansas and the Knights of Columbus, served as a captain in the United States Army, enjoyed swimming, traveling, and hunting, and was a loving husband, father, and…

Mary Jean Thompson Nov 30, 2015 »

Mary Jean Thompson (Gommy) from West Memphis, AR age 67 died in Memphis, TN last Monday evening November 23, 2015. Gommy was born in Paducah, KY and raised by her parents Augusta Keeler and Marcel Helton. She enjoyed spending time with family and watching her favorite TV show "The Price is Right".

Mary is survived by her daughter Deniece Smith, her grandchildren Jessica (Joseph) Blundell, Lori Smith, Allyson (Thaddeus) Wells, and Andrew Wilson. She also leaves behind her beloved great…

Mary Kathryn McElroy Yates Nov 27, 2015 »

Mrs. Mary Kathryn McElroy Yates, age 78 of Monette, Arkansas, passed away Thursday, November 26, 2015 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Born March 4, 1937 in Mississippi County, Arkansas, she was the daughter of the late Ray and Lilly Murphy Fortson. Mrs. Yates was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed traveling and working in her beauty shop.

She is survived by two sons: Ronnie McElroy and wife Missy of Knoxville, Tennessee and Shann McElroy and wife Cathy of…

Gloria Jean Parker Cox Nov 20, 2015 »

Gloria Jean Parker Cox, 62, of Paragould, Arkansas passed away on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. Ms. Cox was born on April 4, 1953 in Festus, Missouri to the late William “Tut” and Joyce Coleman Naucke. She a member of the Finch Baptist Church and enjoyed fishing, watching St. Louis Cardinal ballgames, and spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include; five children: Jerry (Charlotte) Parker of Paragould, Arkansas;…

Ricky Lee Lenox Nov 20, 2015 »

Mr. Ricky Lee Lenox, 60, of Kennett, Missouri passed away on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at Twin Rivers Medical Center in Kennett, Missouri. Mr. Lenox was born on October 30, 2015 in Waukegan, Illinois to Richard Allen and Betty Ann Muse Lenox. Mr. Lenox was a truck driver and a mechanic and enjoyed playing video games and riding motorcycles.

Survivors include; his mother: Betty Borozenski and husband Bruce; three daughters: Jennifer Bennett and husband James, Jessica Talley, and…

William Shawn Howe Nov 18, 2015 »

Mr. William Shawn Howe, age 49 of Holland, Missouri, passed away November 17, 2015 at the NEA Hospital in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Born April 2, 1966 in Blytheville, Arkansas, he was the son of the late Henry and Vivian Herrington Howe. Mr. Howe was a member of the Wesleyan Church in Caruthersville, Missouri and enjoyed watching NASCAR, St. Louis Cardinals and the Dallas Cowboys. His family said he loved the 3 F’s: Family, Food and Football.

He is survived by one son: Dylan Howe of…

Charlotte Nicole Boone Nov 17, 2015 »

Mrs. Charlotte Nicole “Nikki” Boone, 40, of Monette, Arkansas passed away on Monday, November 16, 2015 at her home. Mrs. Boone was born on March 23, 1975 in Paragould, Arkansas to Ray and Peggy Jarrett Hall. Mrs. Boone was a member of the Forrest Grove General Baptist Church in Cardwell, Missouri and she enjoyed camping, fishing, knitting, crocheting, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Survivors include; her husband: Steven Boone of the home; three…

Bennie Ray Camp Nov 16, 2015 »

Mr. Bennie Ray Camp, age 61 of Tupelo, Mississippi, passed away November 14, 2015 at the Lakeside Nursing Home in Lake City, Arkansas. Born December 21, 1953 in Marked Tree, Arkansas, he was the son of the late Major and Bonnie Kennedy Camp. Mr. Camp was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed fishing, playing his guitar and spending time with his family.

He is survived by one daughter: Raeann Camp of Caraway, Arkansas; one grandson: Gavin Allen of Caraway, Arkansas; one brother: Billy Camp…

Mr. Jimmy Earl Gladback Nov 14, 2015 »

Mr. Jimmy Earl Gladback, 75, of Pocahontas, Arkansas passed away on Friday, November 13, 2015 at the Randolph County Nursing Home, Pocahontas, Arkansas. Mr. Gladback was born on April 26, 1940 in Mangum, Oklahoma to the late Marvin Elbert and Nora Marie Beaver Gladback. Mr. Gladback was a Pentecostal Holiness Preacher, enjoyed leather working, playing games, drawing, and loved his dog.

Survivors include; his wife of 42 years: Pauline Gladback of Pocahontas, Arkansas; one niece: Sue…

Billy Joe Medley, Sr. Nov 06, 2015 »

Mr. Billy Joe Medley Sr., 53, passed away at his home in Senath, Missouri Tuesday, November 3, 2015. He was born September 12, 1962 to the late William Melvin Medley and Barbara Rounds Medley. Mr. Medley enjoyed riding horses, spending time with his grandchildren and just loved life in general and was always just a happy person. He spent many years working in the Cotton Gins.

Survivors include his mother: Mrs. Barbara Medley of Senath, Missouri; one son: Billy Joe Medley Jr.; two…

Larry Clay Walker Nov 06, 2015 »

Mr. Larry Clay Walker, of 68 of Harrisburg, Arkansas, passed away at his home. Born January 18, 1947 in Maryville, Tennessee he was the son of the late Roy Chester and Hazel Clayeough Walker. Mr. Walker was a member of the Eastside Baptist Church and proudly served his country during the Vietnam War in the United States Army in special forces and was a prisoner of war. He enjoyed watching FOX news, going out to eat, shopping and spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived…

Robert Eugene Pollard Nov 03, 2015 »

Mr. Robert Eugene Pollard, Sr., 60, of Lepanto, Arkansas passed away on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at the VA Medical Center, Memphis, TN. Mr. Pollard was born on September 8, 1955 in Joiner, Arkansas to the late Floyd and Faye Hart Pollard. Mr. Pollard was of the Pentecostal faith, served his country in the United States Army for ten years, enjoyed planting flowers, working on cars, and spending time with his children.

Survivors include; his wife: Bonnie Pollard of the home; two sons:…

Margaret Caldwell Dawson Oct 31, 2015 »

Ms. Margaret Jane Caldwell Dawson, 69, of Paragould, Arkansas formerly of Monette, Arkansas passed away on Friday, October 30, 2015 at her home. She was born on November 6, 1945 in Black Oak, Arkansas to Hershel and Betty Roe Caldwell. Ms. Dawson was a homemaker, enjoyed spending time with children and grandchildren, sewing and doing crafts.

Survivors include; her mother: Betty Henry of Lake City, Arkansas; her children: Ernes Coker of Paragould, Arkansas, Rhonda Coker of Texas, Lisa…

David Emmons Oct 28, 2015 »

Mr. David Lee Emmons, age 66 of Ravenden, Arkansas, passed away October 27, 2015 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Born January 6, 1949 in Memphis, Tennessee he was the son of the late Marvin Lee and Sallie Jo Gray Emmons. He was a United States Army Veteran, a member of the First Baptist Church in Ravenden, Arkansas and enjoyed hunting, fishing, horses and his beloved dog Rambo.

He is survived by sons: David Keith Emmons and Dustin Lee Brickell both of…

Amanda Blankenship Oct 27, 2015 »

Amanda Jene Blankenship, age 36 of Jonesboro, Arkansas, passed away October 26, 2015 at her home. Born March 29, 1979 in Jonesboro, Arkansas, she was the daughter of Freddie Gene and Linda Burnett Holman. She enjoyed collecting dolls, writing and was of the Christian faith.

She is survived by her mother: Linda Holman of Jonesboro, Arkansas; father: Freddie Holman of Jonesboro, Arkansas; husband: Todd Blankenship of Paragould, Arkansas; two sons: Chandler Blankenship, Zachary…

Shannon Richard Shepherd Oct 23, 2015 »

Mr. Shannon Richard Shepherd, 38, of Kennett, Missouri, died on October 20, 2015 at Twin Rivers Hospital. Mr. Shepherd was born on October 24, 1976 in Charlotte, North Carolina to Norman Richard and Ramona Jan Johnson Shepherd. Mr. Shepherd enjoyed reading, writing, and was a cat lover.

Survivors include; his father: Norman Shepherd of Charlotte, North Carolina; his mother: Ramona Kidwell and husband Ken of the home; one brother: David Shepherd of Charlotte, North Carolina; one sister:…

Harry Poole, Jr. Oct 20, 2015 »

Mr. Harry “Rusty” L. Poole, Jr., 59, of Springdale, Arkansas passed away on Sunday, October 18, 2015 at Northwest Medical Center, Springdale, Arkansas. Mr. Poole was born on June 17, 1956 in Jonesboro, Arkansas to Harry L. and Emma Cook Poole. Mr. Poole was of the Baptist faith, worked at Food Dudz, was a Boy Scout, member of DeMolay International, played football and an organ donor.

Survivors include; his parents: Harry and Emma Poole of Jonesboro, Arkansas; one son:…

Donald Lee Coleman Oct 19, 2015 »

Mr. Donald Lee “Duck” Coleman, 81, of Jonesboro, Arkansas, died on Sunday, October 18, 2015 at his home. He was surrounded by family, daughter, Terri Coleman, grandson, Jason Huffman, and son, Richard Pearcy. Mr. Coleman was born on June 28, 1934 in Bono, Arkansas to the late Watson M. and Mary L. Meeker Coleman. Mr. Coleman was a member of North Main Baptist Church in Jonesboro, Arkansas, a United States Army Veteran, owned Coleman’s Pawn Shop in Jonesboro, enjoyed…

Janis Mitchell Oct 16, 2015 »

Mrs. Janis Mitchell, 71, of Manila, Arkansas, passed away on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at Great River Medical Center. Mrs. Mitchell was born on March 18, 1944 in Newark, Arkansas to the late Roy and Mable Hodges Hamilton. Mrs. Mitchell was a member of the Ravenden Baptist Church, graduated in 1961 from Manila High School, retired owner of Jan’s Video store in Manila and Jonesboro, enjoyed fishing, dancing, singing, and spending time with family, especially grandchildren.

WC Armstrong Oct 15, 2015 »

Mr. W.C. Armstrong, 76, of Black Oak, Arkansas, passed away on Thursday, October 15, 2015 at NEA Baptist Hospital. Mr. Armstrong was born on October 9, 1939 in Black Oak, Arkansas to the late Marvin and Lorene Wait Armstrong. Mr. Armstrong was a member of the Black Oak Church of Christ, retired from the United States Air Force and Colson Casters, and enjoyed farming for Finch farms.

Survivors include; his wife of 42 years: Carolyn Polly Armstrong of the home; one son: Rich Armstrong and…

Dennis Baker Oct 14, 2015 »

Dennis Allen Baker, 61, of Paragould, Arkansas, passed away on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at his home. Mr. Baker was born on June 22, 1954 in Houston, Texas to the late Eton and Jewell Ford Baker. Dennis liked fishing, cooking out, camping, hanging out with friends and family.

Survivors include; three brothers: Travis and Michael Baker both of Paragould, Arkansas, and Timmy Joe Baker of Jonesboro, Arkansas; two sisters: Kathy Boone and Mary Liles both of Paragould, Arkansas; one nephew: Kenny…

Gerald Mason Oct 13, 2015 »

Mr. Gerald Mason, age 55 of Caraway, Arkansas, passed away Monday, October 12, 2015 at the St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Born March 2, 1960 in Memphis, Tennessee, he was the son of the late Lester and Sarah Elizabeth Jackson Mason. Mr. Mason enjoyed being outside, watching wrestling and karaoke.

He is survived by two daughters: Gloria Thomason and husband Jason of Gosnell, Arkansas and April Cissell and Ricky of Joiner, Arkansas; four sisters: Jo Ann Ward of…

Phyllis Eugenia Hess Oct 13, 2015 »

Mrs. Phyllis Eugenia Hess, 62, of Manila, Arkansas, passed away on Monday, October 12, 2015 at St. Bernards Medical Center. Mrs. Hess was born on September 9, 1953 in Hammond, Indiana to the late Charles and Tressie Gates McFadden. Mrs. Hess was of the Baptist Faith, enjoyed spending time with family and doing crafts.

Survivors include; her husband: Ben Hess of the home; one son: Charles Hess and wife Micki of Manila, Arkansas; one daughter: Joyce Carter and husband Delbert of Manila,…

Michael Thompson Oct 10, 2015 »

MICHAEL THOMPSON, 65

Michael "Mike" Norvel Thompson, 65, of Brookland, Arkansas, passed away Thursday, October 8, 2015.

Mike was born January 28, 1950 in Paragould, Arkansas to Norvel and Orela (Peppers) Thompson.

He lived in Paragould until he was a teenager. His family moved to Wynne, Arkansas where he graduated high school. He earned a degree at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.

Following the tradition of this father and grandfather, Mike signed on to work for the railroad shortly…

Janette Layne Oct 03, 2015 »

Mrs. Janette Layne, 82, of Paragould, Arkansas, passed away on Friday, October 2, 2015. Mrs. Layne was born on September 2, 1933 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin to the late John and Viola Swan. Mrs. Layne was a member of the Stanford Baptist Church and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include; two sons: Charles Layne of Jonesboro, Arkansas and William “Willy” Layne of the home; three daughters: Dorothy Allison and husband John, Phyliss West and husband Joe, and…

David Wise Oct 02, 2015 »

Mr. David E. Wise, age 71of Jonesboro, Arkansas, passed away Thursday, October1, 2015 at the Flo & Phil Jones Hospice house in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was born March 3, 1944 to Marion Cecil and Opal Ruth Bradshaw Wise. He enjoyed watching football and baseball.

Mr. Wise is survived four sons: Gene, Mitchell, David and Christopher Wise: one daughter: Teresa Wise; one brother: Ronnie wise of El Paso, Texas; two sisters: Opal Mercer of Oklahoma City, Ok and Deborah Mc Anally of Jonesboro,…

Darlene Griggs Sep 28, 2015 »

Mrs. Darlene K. Griggs, age 56 of Wynne, Arkansas, passed away September 26, 2015 at the St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Born August 27, 1959 in Wynne, she was the daughter of the late Farrest and Pansy Immel and was a longtime area resident. She enjoyed working in her yard, being outdoors, reading, cooking for her family and spending time with her two granddaughters Bailey and Tatum Ellis.

She is survived by her husband; Peter Griggs of the home: three…

Marveline Shrable Sep 27, 2015 »

Mrs. Marveline Shrable, 73, of Manila, Arkansas, passed away on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Mrs. Shrable was born on June 14, 1942 in Dyess, Arkansas to the late Sidney and Odlene Smith Posey. Mrs. Shrable was a member of Souls Harbor Church and enjoyed going to yard sales and thrift stores.

Survivors include; her husband: Jack W. Shrable of the home; one son: Tony Shrable and wife Deanna of Manila,…

James Rogers Sep 24, 2015 »

James Norman Rogers, age 64 of Marked Tree, Arkansas, passed away September 20, 2015 at the Three Rivers Healthcare and Rehab. Born July 22, 1951 in Jonesboro, Arkansas to the Byron Curtis and Frankye Sue Tuttle Rogers, Jr. and was of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed reading the bible everyday and spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his father: Byron Curtis Rogers, Jr. of Jonesboro, Arkansas; one brother: Byron Curtis Rogers, III and wife Connie of Mammoth Springs,…

Carol Walker Sep 17, 2015 »

Mrs. Carol Faye Walker, age 72 of Bay, Arkansas, passed away September 16, 2015 at the NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Born February 18, 1943 in Egypt, Arkansas, she was the daughter of the late Marshall and Dorothy Connor Parker. Mrs. Walker was of the Baptist faith and retired from the Learning Center. She enjoyed buying jewelry, shopping on QVC and decorating. She especially enjoyed taking care of her great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband: Floyd Walker…

Mr. David Eugene Sellers Sep 17, 2015 »

Mr. David Eugene Sellers, age 66 of Caraway, Arkansas, passed away on Monday, July 6, 2015 at the St. Bernard’s Medical Center. Born April 20, 1949 in Pontiac, Michigan, he was the son of the late Donald Malcolm and Donna Bailey Sellers and was an active member of the Caraway United Methodist Church. Mr. Sellers served his county in the United States Army during the Korean War, enjoyed fishing and was an avid sports fan.

He is survived by his wife of 17 years Deborah Sellers of…

Marilyn Richmond Sep 17, 2015 »

Mrs. Marilyn Richmond, 75, of Dyess, Arkansas, passed away on September 16, 2015 at her home. Mrs. Richmond was born on June 6, 1940 in St. Louis, Missouri to the late William and Opal LaRue Nash. Mrs. Richmond enjoyed sewing and cooking.

Survivors include; her husband: Leon Richmond of the home; two sons: Jeff Richmond and wife Penny of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma and Clifton Richmond and wife Stacey of Manila, Arkansas; one daughter: Sheila Lampe and husband Mark of Blytheville, Arkansas;…

Douglas J Smith Sep 15, 2015 »

Mr. Douglas J. Smith, 80, of Paragould, Arkansas passed away at his home Monday, September 14, 2015. He was born June 22, 1935 in Paragould, Arkansas to the late Chester and Pearl Shasteen Smith and was of the Baptist faith.

Mr. Smith was an owner/operator of Stimson’s Auto Parts store, raised brown cotton, farmed and was a maintenance worker at Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould, Arkansas. He enjoyed fishing and gardening. He was on the Paragould city council for ten…

Nellie Percifull Sep 15, 2015 »

Mrs. Nellie Percifull, 80, a lifelong Jonesboro, Arkansas area resident, passed away on September 13, 2015 at her home. Mrs. Percifull was born on December 28, 1934 in Leachville, Arkansas to the late Temple and Carrie Barlow Cook. She enjoyed reading and spending time at the senior center.

Survivors include; one son: David Dean Percifull, Jr. and wife Carol of Mt. Home, Arkansas; one daughter: Brenda Susan Barfell and husband William of Hampton, Arkansas; one grandson: Ryan Pasmore…

Howard Leslie Nelson Sep 14, 2015 »

Dr. Howard Leslie Nelson, 88, of Jonesboro, died Saturday, September 12, 2015 in Jonesboro. Born in Leachville on September 18, 1926, he was the son of the late Gabe and Eunice Nelson. Dr. Nelson was the dentist in Manila for 40 years and a lifelong resident of Northeast Arkansas. He was a WW II Navy Veteran and was very supportive of veterans' causes. He will always be remembered for his sharp wit, his charitable nature, and his devotion to family. He was a member of the Greensboro Road…

Robert Lee Ashburn Sep 12, 2015 »

Mr. Robert Lee Ashburn, 92, of Trumann, Arkansas passed away at his home Friday, September 11, 2015. Born October 8, 1922 in McCroy, Arkansas, he was the son of the late Ola and Pearl Atkins Ashburn. He was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy in Trumann, Arkansas and a retired construction worker.

Mr. Ashburn is survived by his wife: Mary Jean Ashburn of the home; two sons: Kenneth Ashburn and wife Becky of Bald Knob, Arkansas and Timothy Ashburn of Colorado. Mr. Ashburn also…

Janice Byers Sep 11, 2015 »

Mrs. Janice Byers, age 55 of Marked Tree, Arkansas, passed away September 10, 2015 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Born May 11, 1960 in Lepanto, Arkansas, she was the daughter of Floyd and Edith Needham Cox.

She is survived by two sons: Wes Byers and wife Shana of Marked Tree, Arkansas, and Tyler Byers and wife Crystal of Marked Tree, Arkansas; two sisters: Sharon Ray of Little Rock, Arkansas and Angie Dangeau of Forrest City, Arkansas; mother: Edith Cox; four…

Larry Wayne Jewell Sep 09, 2015 »

Mr. Larry Wayne Jewell, age 58 of Gosnell, Arkansas, passed away September 9, 2015 at his home. Born November 24, 1956 in Terrell, Arkansas, he was the son of Leo Henry and Flossie Mae Robinson Jewell. Mr. Jewell enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years: Deb Jewell of the home; two sons: Jeremy Dewayne Jewell and wife Erica of Steele, Missouri and Justin Leo Jewell of the home; his mother: Flossie Mae Jewell of Quinlin, Texas; a sister:…

William Jackson Sep 08, 2015 »

Mr. William Jackson, 58, of Trumann, Arkansas passed away on Sunday, September 6, 2015 at St. Bernard’s Hospital. Mr. Jackson was born on August 26, 1957 in Jonesboro, Arkansas to Davis and Bobbie Nell Brooks Jackson. Mr. Jackson was of the Baptist faith, spent most of his life as a farmer and enjoyed working on vehicles in his free time.

Survivors include; his mother: Bobbie Nell Jackson of Trumann, Arkansas; finance: Tamela Dever of Trumann, Arkansas; the mother of his children;…

Doris Kay Crittenden Sep 08, 2015 »

Doris Kay Crittenden, 61, of Hickory, North Carolina, passed away on Saturday, September 5, 2015. Ms. Crittenden was born on June 12, 1954 in St. Louis, Missouri to the late Bobby Jo and Laura Ellen Goss Wells. Mrs. Crittenden was of the Baptist faith, and enjoyed watching TV and taking care of her pets and plants.

Survivors include; significant other: Larry Lutes of the home; one son: Jimmie Ray Crittenden, II of Hickory, North Carolina; one daughter: Michelle Richmond of…

Anthony Dean Timms Sep 06, 2015 »

Mr. Anthony “Tony” Dean Timms, 56, a lifelong Lake City, Arkansas resident, passed away on Friday, September 4, 2015 at Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri. Mr. Timms was born on April 15, 1959 in Michigan City, Indiana to the late Nolen and Dorothy Jones Timms. Mr. Timms was of the Baptist Faith, an avid NASCAR fan, loved spending time with his grandchildren, telling jokes, watching wrestling, watching birds, and being outdoors.

Survivors include; two sons: Anthony…

Neil Shirley Sep 03, 2015 »

Mr. Neil Clark Shirley, age 82 of Jonesboro, Arkansas, passed away September 2, 2015 at the NEA Hospital in Jonesboro. Born September 23, 1932 in Newport, Arkansas, he was the son Mr. Cody and Velva Rollins Shirley and was a member of the Jonesboro Worship Center. Mr. Shirley was a Chief Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force for 25 years and was a member of the Jonesboro Chapter American Legion. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived…

James Forrester Sep 01, 2015 »

Mr. James R. Forrester, age 88 of Trumann, Arkansas, passed away Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Born October 24, 1926 in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, he was the son of the late Cleveland Edward and Johnnie James Forrester. Mr. Forrester was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Trumann and had served his county in the United States Navy during World War II. He enjoyed going to church, spending time with his family and…

Nevin Hawkins Aug 26, 2015 »

Mr. Nevin Keith Hawkins, age 50 of Blytheville, Arkansas, passed away Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at his home. Born February 1, 1965 in Paragould, Arkansas, he was the son of Jason Clifford and Bernadine Burgess Hawkins, Jr. and had been a longtime area resident. Mr. Hawkins was of the Baptist faith and had attended Leachville High School. Mr. Hawkins enjoyed fishing, playing Texas Hold-Em, watching movies and spending time with his grandchildren. His family would like Nevin to be…

Willene Driskall Aug 25, 2015 »

Mrs. Willene Driskill, age 62, of Steele, Missouri, passed away Friday, August 24, 2015 at her home. Born, August 27, 1952 in Rives, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Herman and Mildred Sharp Pritchett and was an outstanding housekeeper, enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband of 48 years: Alvin Driskill of Steele, Missouri; three grandchildren: Chelsey Tyler of Manila, Arkansas; Dylan Dunavin and Sarah Dunavin both of…

Joyce Toon Aug 25, 2015 »

Mrs. Joyce Lavonne Toon, 68, passed away Sunday, August 23, 2015 at the Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Mrs. Toon was born in South Carolina, January 3, 1947 to Guy and Dorothy Hawkins Jackson, and was of the Church of God faith. She enjoyed facebook, playing games, fishing, collecting recipes and cooking.

Mrs. Toon was survived by her husband: Billy Young; two sons: Guy Thomas Clymer and William Troy Clymer both of Houston, Texas; one daughter: Wendy Long-Beach of…

Faran Ward Aug 24, 2015 »

Mr. Faran Joe Ward, 60, of Jonesboro, Arkansas passed away on Sunday, August 23, 2015 at his home. Mr. Ward was born on May 29, 1955 in Hornersville, Missouri to the late Woodson Dorris and Beatrice McDaniel Ward. Mr. Ward loved Fred Anderson, his blue tic blood hound, Shay is three legged dog, his Weiner dog, NASCAR racing, and being outdoors.

Survivors include; his companion: Brenda Young of the home; two daughters: Farrah Young of Trout, Louisiana and Amanda Jo Martin and husband Josh…

Dorotha Keating Aug 19, 2015 »

Mrs. Dorotha J.”Dot” Keating, age 78 of Hornersville, Missouri, passed away August 18, 2015 at the NEA Hospital in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Born August 5, 1937 in Hornersville, Missouri, to the late George and Georgia Fleeman Jaco and had been a lifetime area resident. Mrs. Keating was a 1955 graduate of Hornersville High School where she was active in sports and was the captain of her basketball team and a member of the First Baptist Church in Hornersville. In addition to helping…

Finis Gray Aug 17, 2015 »

Mr. Finis “Bunky” Gray, 68, of Poughkeepsie, Arkansas, passed away on Friday, August 15, 2015 at the Walnut Ridge Nursing and Rehab Center. Mr. Gray was born on December 4, 1946 in Tyronza, Arkansas to the late Finis Grover and Augusta Birmingham Gray. Mr. Gray was of the Baptist Faith and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Survivors include; his wife of 47 years: Leona Vardell Gray of the home; one son: Dennis “Eddie” Gray of Jonesboro, Arkansas; one sister: Margaret…

Larry Perrin, Sr. Aug 11, 2015 »

Larry Neill Perrin, Sr., 78, of Blytheville, Arkansas passed away Sunday, August 9, 2015 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Mr. Perrin was born January 26, 1937 to Hulett and Lorene Perrin in Newport, Arkansas. He was a member of Northside Church of Christ for more than 35 years and served as a Deacon. He was a member of the Blytheville Lions Club and State of Arkansas Burial Board. Larry grew up in Jonesboro, Arkansas and attended Annie camp Junior High as…

Tammy Hancock Aug 11, 2015 »

Mrs. Tammy L. Rusher Hancock, 49, of Bay, Arkansas passed away on Saturday, August 8, 2015 at Barnes Jewess Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. Mrs. Hancock was born on October 20, 1965 in Jonesboro, Arkansas to Bobby and Glenda Walker Rusher. Mrs. Rusher was a member of the Broadway Baptist Church in Bay, Arkansas, was loved by everyone who met her, and enjoyed crafting and spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include; her husband: Terry Hancock of the home; two daughters:…

Walter McClish Aug 10, 2015 »

Mr. Walter McClish, Jr. of Paragould, Arkansas passed away on Sunday, August 9, 2015 at Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould, Arkansas. Mr. McClish was born on March 27, 1939 in Grubbs, Arkansas to the late Walter and Beatrice Slayden McClish. Mr. McClish was a member of the Seed of Faith Church in Paragould, Arkansas and enjoyed fishing, playing spades, working and softball.

Survivors include; his wife: Helen McClish of the home; two sons: Ron and Ricky McClish of Paragould,…

Gene Rubin Windham, Sr. Aug 10, 2015 »

Mr. Gene Rubin Windham, Sr., 74, a lifelong resident of Wardell, Missouri, passed away on Saturday, August 8, 2015 at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Mr. Windham was born on May 29, 1941 in Morrilton, Arkansas to the late W. R. and Deva Hale Windham. Mr. Windham was a member of the Wardell Baptist Church, Wardell Fire Department, North Pemiscot School Board for six years, and Wardell City Councils for twenty-one years. He enjoyed farming, auto racing and…

Gary Jackson Wilson Aug 08, 2015 »

Mr. Gary Jackson Wilson, 69, of Trumann, Arkansas passed away on Friday, August 7, 2015 at the home of his niece, Sherrie and Phillip Bufford in Gassville, Arkansas. Mr. Wilson was born on August 6, 1946 in Caraway, Arkansas to the late Woodrow Jackson and Bertha Jane Estella Davis Wilson. Mr. Wilson was of the Baptist faith, worked as a Rancher at the Bufford Farms in Gassville, Arkansas, was a handyman who could do anything, dependable, kind hearted, and enjoyed spending time with his…

Adam Daniel Householder Aug 06, 2015 »

Mr. Adam Daniel Householder, 32, of Jonesboro, Arkansas passed away on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at St. Bernards Medical Center. Mr. Householder was born on January 6, 1983 in Lebanon, Missouri to Rebecca Weaver. Mr. Householder enjoyed fishing, music, watching TV, tinkering, and his family and friends.

Survivors include; his wife: Heather Householder of the home; his parents: Dale and Rebecca Masson of Jonesboro, Arkansas; one son: Dakota Dodd of Trumann, Arkansas; two daughters: Mia and…

Wayne Patrick Hay Aug 06, 2015 »

Mr. Wayne Patrick Hay, 69, of Jonesboro, Arkansas passed away on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at his home. Mr. Hay was born on November 29, 1945 in Paragould, Arkansas to the late George Tillman and Vaudine Stewart Hay. Mr. Hay was a member of Pruetts Chapel Methodist Church in Paragould, Arkansas, a longtime area resident, and a sports fanatic.

Survivors include; his wife: Sarah Rachel Hay of the home; one son: Jason Wayne Hay and wife Cassie of Jonesboro, Arkansas; one daughter: Kristy…

Clolene Yates Aug 03, 2015 »

Mrs. Clolene Yates, age 82 of Kennett, Missouri, passed away Sunday, August 2, 2015 in Kennett. Born October 14, 1932 in Kennett, Missouri she was the daughter of the late Elize and Gladys Wells Cook, Sr. and was a longtime area resident. Clolene was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt and friend to many. She shared many kind words and compliments with a smile that would brighten not only the room, but your entire day. She enjoyed reading her books, having her morning coffee,…

Ronald Leroy Lighthart Aug 01, 2015 »

Mr. Ronald Leroy Lighthart, 63, of Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, passed away on July 31, 2015 at his home. Mr. Lighthart was born on December 25, 1951 in Rockford, Illinois to the late Herbert and Mary Watson Lighthart. Mr. Lighthart was of the Pentecostal Faith, worked as a tree climber for 22 years where he earned the nickname “Tree Monkey”, enjoyed golf, computer time, and spending time with his grandchildren.


Survivors include; four sons: Jeremy Lighthart of Rockford, Illinois,…

Anna Louise Morgan Jul 30, 2015 »

Anna Louise Morgan, 82, of Paragould, left her earthly home to be with our Lord, July 29, 2015 at her residence. Louise was born to Gustovel Edgin and James Otis Woods, September 14, 1932. A loving Christian, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend, Louise opened her heart, home, and kitchen to all who would come. Louise was a member of the Christian Life Center in Brookland, AR, where she shared her love of Christ with so many.

Louise is survived by her husband of 65…

Deborah Robinson Jul 28, 2015 »

Mrs. Deborah Robinson, age 60 of Dexter, Missouri, passed away on June 27, 2015 at her home. Born July 9, 1955 in Flint, Michigan, she was the daughter of the late Estel Edward and Willa Dean Watson Oliver. She had lived in Malden before moving to Dexter twenty years ago and had worked as an R.N. at the Dexter Hospital for fifteen years. Mrs. Robinson enjoyed sewing, cooking and spending time with family and friends.

She is survived by her husband: Robert Robinson of the home; three…

Tanner Avery Platz Jul 24, 2015 »

Tanner Avery Ramsey Platz left our lives too soon at the young age of 19 on Thursday, July 23, 2015 near Black Oak, Arkansas. Mr. Platz was born on January 2, 1996 in Batesville, Arkansas to Clarence and Sandra Ramsey Platz. Tanner was a light unto this world. He brought a smile to the face of all who knew him. He will be greatly missed by all and his memory will live on in the hearts of all who knew him. He graduated in 2014 from Manila High School as an honor student and enjoyed…

Zachary Dale Wells Jul 24, 2015 »

Mr. Zachary Dale Wells, 19, of Monette, Arkansas, passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2015 near Black Oak, Arkansas. Mr. Wells was born on November 24, 1995 in Jonesboro, Arkansas to Dale and Cheryl Dennis Wells. Mr. Wells was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed duck hunting and fishing. He was a sports fanatic, enjoying watching Razorbacks, BIC Mustangs and Manila Lions basketball and played football for Manila Lions and Rivercrest Colts and he loved his dog Beau and spending time with family…

Betty Dobbs Jul 23, 2015 »

Mrs. Betty Dobbs, 73, of Jonesboro, Arkansas passed away, Thursday, July 23, 2015 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Betty was born November 14, 1941 in Bono, Arkansas to the late Walter Lee and Ruby Iona Thompson Millsap. She was of the Baptist faith, enjoyed gardening, flowers and yard work.

She is survived by four brothers: George Millsap of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Charles Millsap of Kolohona, Michigan, Donnie Millsap of Jonesboro, Arkansas and Micheal Millsap…

Donnie Owens Jul 21, 2015 »

Mr. Donnie Ray Owens, age 53 of Pocahontas, Arkansas, passed away at his home on July 19, 2015. Born October 16, 1961 in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, he was the son of the late Troy and Faye Alls Owens.