Mr. Bryan Lee Branch, age 40 of Paragould, Arkansas, passed away Monday, May 26, 2014 at his home. Born October 30, 1973 in Paragould, he was the son of Robert and Kitty Shatley Branch. Mr. Branch was a member of the River of Life Church and enjoyed fishing, camping and spending time with his dog “Cabo”.
He is survived by his mother and her companion: Kitty Branch Allen and Scott Mosier of Paragould, Arkansas; one brother: Brandon Tedder of Paragould, Arkansas; one sister: Christy
Ms. Judy Diane Haney, 50, of Delaplaine, Arkansas, died on Sunday, May 25, 2014 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center. Ms. Haney was born on April 21, 1964 in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas to the late Floyd and Frances Cox Haney. Ms. Haney enjoyed sewing, quilting, gardening, and cooking.
Survivors include: three brothers: Allen Haney of Paragould, Arkansas, John Haney of Rector, Arkansas, and Bobby Haney of Delaplaine, Arkansas; two sisters: Jean Thompson and Mary Moore both of Delaplaine,
Mr. James Wayne Fields, Jr., 39, of Kennett, Missouri passed away on Sunday, May 25, 2014. Mr. Fields was born on September 7, 1974 in Kennett, Missouri to James and Evelyn Fields. Mr. Fields enjoyed collecting arrowheads and repairing them.
Survivors include; his father: James Wayne Fields, Sr.; one son: Coety Fields of Adamsville, Tennessee; five brothers: Tony Fields, Sr. of Kennett, Missouri, Michael Fields of Savannah, Tennessee, William Bundy of Kennett, Missouri, Roger Bundy,
Mr. Gardner Austin Croom, 85, of Jonesboro, Arkansas, died on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center. Mr. Croom was born on April 2, 1929 in Smithville, Arkansas to Floyd and Bess Gardner Croom. Mr. Croom was of the Baptist Faith and enjoyed woodworking.
Survivors include; his mother: Bess Holmes; his wife of 22 years: Patsy Croom of the home; one son: Steven Croom of Jonesboro, Arkansas; one daughter: Donna Allen and husband Ira of Jonesboro, Arkansas; three sisters:
Betty Inez Holmes Wess, 70, of Harrisburg, passed away Sunday, May 11 at the Phil and Flo Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Arkansas. She was born in Memphis, Tennessee to the late Ray and Marguerite Sullivan Holmes on July 13, 1943. Betty graduated from Harrisburg High School in 1961 and completed her BA in Early Childhood Special Education from Arkansas State University in 1991.
She is survived by her husband Lafarrel Wess, daughter Shannon Wess, son-in-law Hassan Mazouz,
Mr. Douglas Wayne Dearen, age 61 of Caruthersville, Missouri, passed away Monday, May 12, 2014 at his home. Born March 25, 1953 in Memphis, Tennessee, he was the son of the late James and Pearl Morgan Dearen. Mr. Dearen was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed fishing.
He is survived by his wife: Patricia Dearen of the home; two sons: Erbie Dearen of Manila, Arkansas and Douglas Dearen of Caraway, Arkansas; two daughters: Angie Dearen of Manila, Arkansas, Candy Lomax and husband Wayne of