Mrs. Ola Mae James, age77 of Ravenden, Arkansas, passed away Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at the Woodlawn Heights Nursing Home in Batesville, Arkansas. Mrs. James was born January 30, 1937 in Hoxie, Arkansas to the late Grant & Mirl Easter Doyle Howell. Mrs. James was a member of the Church of Christ, lived on the family farm, and enjoyed sewing and writing poetry.
She is survived by one son: Scott James and wife Terry of Ravenden Springs, Arkansas; three daughters: Teresa Elkins and husband
Mr. Benjamin Larry Loveless, age 67 of McDougal, Arkansas, passed away Sunday, February 23, 2014 at the Piggott Hospital in Piggott, Arkansas. Born May 29, 1946 in Athena, Oregon, he was the son of the late George William and Laverne Thaxton Loveless. Mr. Loveless was retired from the Clay County Road Department as superintendent and enjoyed fishing, hunting, woodworking and spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years: Donna Lou Scott Loveless; two sons:
Mr. Frank Levern McCormick, age 83 of Manila, Arkansas, passed away Sunday, February 23, 2014 at the St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Born October 24, 1930 in Moko, Arkansas, he was the son of the late Orvile Edgar and Lillian Decker McCormick and had been a long time area resident. Mr. McCormick was of the Baptist faith and a United States Army Veteran. He farmed around the Milligan Ridge community and enjoyed fishing, duck hunting and spending time with his family and
Mr. Donald Myron Shopher, age 79 of Brookland, Arkansas, passed away Sunday, February 23, 2014 at the St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Born October 3, 1934 in Harrisburg, Arkansas, he was the son of the late Myron Christopher and Euna Pauline Seats Shopher and was a longtime area resident. Mr. Shopher was an independent Christian and obtained a degree in zoology. He loved animals and was a taxidermist for 55 years.
He is survived by two sons: Donald Myron Shopher, Jr. of
Mrs. Ada Lee Taylor, 90, of Paragould, Arkansas died on Wednesday, February 19, 2013 at the Green Acres Nursing Home. Mrs. Taylor was born on May 2, 1923 in Yarbrough, Arkansas to the late Lester and Evie Lucy Lee West. She moved to Michigan where they resided for 40 plus years. She was very active in her church throughout the years working with youth and then as the Ladies Leader. She attended Faith Tabernacle in Bangor and later Church of God in Pullman, Michigan. In 2010 she move to
Mr. Ralph Benzing, 64, of Jonesboro, Arkansas, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 after a brave battle with cancer. Mr. Benzing was born on August 12, 1949 in Decorah, Iowa to Howard and Marion Benzing. Ralph had a great relationship with Jesus and always looked forward to being with his Walnut St. Baptist Church family and his Route 66 Sunday school class. Ralph loved his family and enjoyed playing with his grandchildren. Ralph grew up in Calmar, Iowa before moving to
Mrs. Glenda Joyce Johnson Wisham, 59, of Manila, Arkansas passed away Thursday, February 13, 2014 at her home after a brave battle with cancer. Mrs. Wisham was born on July 25, 1954 in St. Louis, Missouri to Carl and Louise Johnson. Mrs. Wisham was owner of the Fisherman’s Inn for ten years, cared about people, her grandchildren were everything to her, and she enjoyed going to the Casino.
Survivors include; her mother: Louise White of Osceola, Arkansas; her husband: Harold Wisham of the
Mr. Herman Marion Riggs, 95, of Paragould, Arkansas passed away on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at St. Bernards Medical Center, Jonesboro, Arkansas. Mr. Riggs was born on December 19, 1918 in Lake City, Arkansas to the late William and Mary Riggs. He was a lifelong farmer and former Dixie High School board member.
Survivors include; his wife: Glenda Riggs of the home; three daughters: Barbara Cox of Paragould, Arkansas, Dorothy Jean Edwards of Paragould, Arkansas, and Patti Hale of Burdette,
Ms. Brenda June Johnson, 59, of Paragould, Arkansas passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at Twin Oaks Nursing Home in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Ms. Johnson was born on May 12, 1954 in Paragould, Arkansas to the late Jimmie Levi Franklin and June Lamay Lamb Mason. Ms. Johnson was studying to be one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, and she enjoyed visiting with family, coloring, horseback riding, eating out, shopping, music, westerns, Little House on the Prairie show and playing her guitar.
Ms. Mary Ellen Ogden, 83, of Wardell, Missouri, passed away on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at NHC Healthcare, Kennett, Missouri. Ms. Ogden was born January 15, 1931 in Phillippi, Tennessee to the late Elmo and Hettie Davison. Ms. Ogden was a member of the Living Word Tabernacle near Holcomb, Missouri and she enjoyed sewing and gardening.
Survivors include: two sons: Eddie Odgen and wife Pam of Gainsville, Missouri and Steve Ogden and wife Sharon of Navarre, Florida; two daughters: Betty Jo
Mrs. Peggy Loretta Hill, age 75 of Rector, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at the Piggott Community Hospital. Born in St. Louis County, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Chester and Ida Belle Mitchell Painter and had been a longtime area resident. Mrs. Hill enjoyed reading mysteries.
Survivors include: her husband Roy Hill of Rector, Arkansas and their daughter Michelle Hill Shelton and husband Paul of Marmaduke, Arkansas; one son: Dave Mitchell and wife Kathy of
Mr. Kenneth (Boo) Eugene Smith, 72, of Jonesboro, Arkansas, passed away on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at NEA Baptist Hospital. Mr. Smith was born on December 16, 1941 in Jonesboro, Arkansas to the late Fred and Josephine Smith. Mr. Smith was a retired truck driver for Superior Forwarding Company and Central Transport for 30 years. He was a member of Shepherds Heart Church, a family man, and an avid sports fan. His passion was his grandchildren and golf. His grandchildren played soccer, football,
Charlene "Suzie" Hendrix, 74, of Lepanto, Arkansas services have been rescheduled to Friday, February 7, 2014 at 2:00 pm at Garden Point Cemetery, Etowah, Arkansas.
Ms. Charlene “Suzie” Hendrix, 74, of Lepanto, Arkansas died on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House. Ms. Hendrix was born on November 5, 1939 in Corinth, Mississippi to the late Charlie and Viola Parker Felks. She enjoyed fishing and yard sales.
Survivors include; one brother: Jessie Felks of Newburn, Tennessee; one special friend: Calvin Fletcher of Lepanto, Arkansas.
Ms. Hendrix was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers: James and Delmer Felks;