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, 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,
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, 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.
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
Mr. Jerry Altschul, 59, of Jonesboro, Arkansas passed away, Monday, May 16, 2016 at St. Bernardâs 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
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 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.
Alvinâs 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,
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
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
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
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
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, 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