Mr. Charles Loyd Giles, age 85 of Gosnell, Arkansas, passed away September 25, 2014 at the Manila Nursing Center. Born February 8, 1929 in Manila, he was the son of the late Leonard Vaden and Iva Lee Jolliff Giles. Mr. Giles was a past president of Blytheville Gideon’s, a mason and a member of the Assembly of God Church. He was a farmer, later working for Pepsi Cola in Blytheville for 19 years and transferred to Dr. Pepper in Ft. Worth, Texas then retiring from Coca-Cola in Wichita,
Mr. Lendon Eugene “Len” Powell, age 63 of Caraway, Arkansas, passed away September 21, 2014 at his home. Born October 21, 1950 in Dyess, Arkansas, he was the son of Lendon Paul and Alice Coyle Powell. Mr. Powell was a member of the Black Oak Assembly of God Church and was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing was a sports fan and enjoyed morning walks with his dog.
He is survived by his wife: Helen Louise Powell of the home; his mother: Alice Powell of Lepanto, Arkansas;
Rickey McElroy, age 51 of Monette, Arkansas, passed away September 20, 2014 at his home. Born February 24, 1963 in Monette, he was the son of Donald and Mary Fortson McElroy. Mr. McElroy enjoyed gambling and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his mother: Mary Fortson Yates of Monette, Arkansas; two brothers: Ronnie McElroy of Knoxville, Tennessee and Shann McElroy of Monette, Arkansas; two step-sisters: Rhonda Yates of Little Rock, Arkansas and Tracy Thompson of Monette,
Mr. Samuel G Rhamy, age 53 of Kennett, Missouri, passed away September 17, 2014 after a brave battle with cancer at the NHC healthcare in Kennett. Born March 13, 1961 in Kennett, he was the son of the late Leonard and Ethel Crawford Rhamy. Mr. Rhamy had lived in Rockford, Illinoios before returning home and living in Kennett. Mr. Rhamy was a United States Army Veteran and enjoyed fishing.
He is survived by one son: William Rhamy of Rockford, Illinois; one daughter: Shana Rhamy of
Mr. Bobby Ray Brown, 56, of Trumann, Arkansas, passed away on Monday, September 15, 2014 at his home. Mr. Brown was born on February 18, 1958 in Luxora, Arkansas to the late Harden and Geraldine Brown. Mr. Brown was of the Pentecostal faith, a life-long area resident, and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Survivors include; four sons: Bobby Brown, Jr. of St. Louis, Missouri, Billy Bob Brown of Jackson, Tennessee, Joseph Brown of Batesville, Arkansas, and Kendall Brown of Jackson, Tennessee; two
Mrs. Glenda Faye Wheaton, age 75 of Jonesboro, passed away Monday, September 15, 2014 at her home. Born October 27, 1938 in Hickory Ridge, Arkansas, she was the daughter of the late Agustus Linual and Jewell Josephine Thompson Beard and had been a longtime area resident. Mrs. Wheaton and her late husband owned and operated Newman Well Drilling Company where she served as bookkeeper for many years. She was a member of the Craighead County Extension Homemakers where she read the devotional for 40
Mr. Rodger Lee Stebbins, 49, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, passed away on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at his home. Mr. Stebbins was born on July 11, 1965 in Fort Polk, Louisiana to Gerald and Patsy Stebbins. Mr. Stebbins was one of Jehovah’s witnesses.
Survivors include; his parents: Gerald and Patsy Stebbins of Jonesboro, Arkansas; one son: Joshua Stebbins of Pocahontas, Arkansas; one daughter: Emmalyn Stebbins of Okmulgee, Oklahoma; six brothers: Alan Stebbins of Pocahontas, Arkansas, Darrell
Mr. Lloyd Bernard Ford, Sr., age 82 of Jonesboro, Arkansas, passed away August, 30, 2014 at the St. Bernards Medical Center. Born January 10, 1932 in Canalou, Missouri, he was the son of the late Arnold and Bertie Tharp Ford. Mr. Ford enjoyed singing, playing guitar and studying history.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years: Mrs. Wanda Ford of the home; one daughter: Margie Vaughn of Jonesboro, Arkansas; two sons: Lloyd Bernard, Jr. of Texas and Mark Ford of Jonesboro, Arkansas; three
Steven “Stevie” Dewey Taylor, 58, departed this life Monday, September 1, 2014. He was born in Monette, Arkansas on November 8, 1955 to Lewis Raymond “Hawk” and Pat Taylor. Stevie, as he was known by his family and friends, graduated from Monette High School and Arkansas State University. While in Jr. High he was winner of the Craighead County Spelling Bee and runner-up the next year. He loved sports and was an outstanding basketball and baseball player at Monette High School.