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
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. Bernardâs 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 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
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, 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
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, 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 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 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
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, 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
Mrs. Edith Lampkin, age 75 of Rector, Arkansas, passed away on February 10, 2017 at the St. Bernardâs 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, 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;
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
Mrs. Dora Dean âNenawâ 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, 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, âJammeâ and loved spending time with his family.
Survivors include; his wife: Shari Sykes of the home; four children: David Sykes of
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
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 Barbieâs. 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;