Mr. Louis Roberts, 82, of Jonesboro departed this life on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House after a brave battle with cancer. Mr. Roberts was born on September 12, 1930 in Toronto, Canada to the late Robert and Dorothy Roberts.
Survivors include: his wife of 49 ½ years: Frances Roberts of the home; two daughters: Lynn Abbott and husband David of Canada and Sindy “Tish” Wells and husband Doug of Wisconsin; two step sons: Martin Matheny and wife Nora
Mr. Joe Kenneth Adcock, 85 of Paragould, Arkansas died Saturday, October 20, 2012 at the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. Born February 25, 1927 in Yuma, Arizona to Mr. Joseph Kindred Adcock, he had graduated from the Life Bible College in Glendale, California in 1955 and became a minister. Mr. Adcock was adopted into an Indian tribe where he was given the name “straight arrow” and was made an honorary chief. Mr. Adcock made several mission trips to the Philippines,
Mr. Haskell Stanley Simpson, II, 65 of Trumann, Arkansas, died Monday, October 15, 2012 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Born December 6, 1946 in Macomb, Illinois, he was the son of the late Haskell and Mildred Smith Simpson, Jr. Mr. Simpson was a member of the Broadway Avenue Missionary Baptist Church in Trumann and served our country in the United States Navy. He was retired after 30 years from Catepillar and was a former bus driver for the Bay school
Ms. Patricia (Patty) Blackwell Virgin, 49 of Pocahontas, Arkansas, died October 13, 2012 at the Elvis Presley Trauma Center in Memphis, Tennessee as a result of an ATV accident. She was born August 21, 1963 to the late Billy Gene Blackwell and Wanda Alphin Blackwell. Mr. Virgin was a longtime area resident, a homemaker, and loved being around children and spending time with her three dogs.
Survivors include three brothers: Timmy Lee Blackwell of Pocahontas, Arkansas, Michael Lynn Blackwell
Mrs. Linda Christine Benham, 40, of Manila, Arkansas died on Sunday, October 7, 2012 at her home. Mrs. Benham was born on September 22, 1972 in Blytheville, Arkansas to the late Linda Kay Eddings. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Manila, Arkansas, collected angels and porcelain dolls, keeping up with events on Facebook, and she loved spending time with her family and friends.
Survivors include; her husband of 19 years: Tony Benham of the home; three sons: Eugene Vancely of
Eberle Stevenson Burke Grimmer, 51, of Jonesboro went to be with her Lord and Savior on October 4, 2012 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House. She was born on April 23, 1961 in Memphis, TN to the late R.W. Burke and Sarah Evelyn Burke.
Eberle was preceded in death by her sister, Sarah Frances Thomas.
She is survived by her husband William Edward “Bubba” Grimmer III, daughter Arrington Lyle Grimmer, both of the home, and brother William Burke of Paris, France.
Eberle was a member
Mrs. Ophelia Wilkins 80, of Paragould, Arkansas, died on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at her home. Mrs. Wilkins was born on August 25, 1932 in Lake City, Arkansas to the late Lester and Pearl Thompson. Mrs. Wilkins was a member of the Clark’s Chapel Baptist Church and enjoyed reading, crocheting and spending time with her family.
Survivors include: four sons: Robert Wilkins, Ricky Wilkins, Merle Wilkins, and Earl Wilkins and wife Nancy all of Paragould, Arkansas; two daughters: Linda
Mr. John Eugene Vankirk, age 59 of Lake City, Arkansas, died Monday, September 24, 2012 at Bay, Arkansas. Mr. Vankirk was born January 2, 1953 to the late James and Addie Vankirk in South Bend, Indiana and was a longtime area resident. Mr. Vankirk was a retired farmhand, an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing, and he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by three daughters: Margaret Smith and husband Charles of Paragould, Arkansas, Brenda Pearson of
Ms. Viola Mae Starnes, 81 of Mountain View, Arkansas passed away on Sunday, September 23, 2012 at Stone County Medical Center. Ms. Starnes was born on April 21, 1931 in Blytheville, Arkansas to the late Charles and Annie Moody. She was a member of the Pentecostal Lighthouse Church in Mountain View.
Survivors include; four sons: Roger Starnes and wife Nina of Pleasant Grove, Arkansas, Danny Starnes of Mountain View, Arkansas, Randy Starnes Mountain View, Arkansas, and Bryan Starnes