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 Valineâs CafÃ©. After selling her restaurants, she enjoyed fishing and bought a
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
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 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
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:
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
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 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:
Mrs. Brinda Barker, age 75 of Trumann, Arkansas, passed away Saturday, March 12, 2016 at St. Bernardâs 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,
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, 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, age 67 of Bay, Arkansas, passed away on March 11, 2016 at the St. Bernardâs 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. Bernardâs 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, 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
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: