Our Obituaries

Melissa Allene Cravens

November 25, 1956 - January 29, 2013

Melissa Allene Cravens of Harrisburg departed this life Tuesday Night, January 29, 2013, at the NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro, at the age of 56. She was born November 25, 1956 in Harrisburg, the daughter of Elvie Cravens and Christine Harrison Cravens. Allene was a CNA at Woodbriar Nursing Home in Harrisburg. She enjoyed traveling and spending time on her computer and playing poker. ...
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J D Swanner

July 4, 1924 - January 29, 2013

Brookland- J D Swanner, 88, passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2013. He was born on July 4, 1924 in Bay to the late Lawson and Maggie Thomas Swanner. He was a farmer and a horse trainer. Mr. JD was a charter member of the Poinsett County Saddle Club that was started in 1956. He was a member of the Brookland Assembly of God. He is survived by his children, Terry Sue Roberts and husband Butch...
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Charles A Johns

January 26, 2013

Charles A. Johns of Harrisburg, departed this life Saturday, January 26, 2013, at the St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro, at the age of 79. He was born May 1, 1933 in Sardis, Mississippi, the son of Walter and Maude Youngblood Johns. Charles married Lois Wilson June 20, 1952 and they enjoyed 61 years together. He was a former deacon and music director for the Greenfield Baptist...
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Patricia Sue Browning

February 3, 2013 - January 26, 2013

Jonesboro- Patricia Sue Browning, 80, passed away Saturday, January 26, 2013. She was born on February 3, 1932 at Leachville to the late Earl and Stella Childress. She was a homemaker and a member of the Central Baptist Church. She is survived by a son and his wife, Don and Holly Browning of Jonesboro; a daughter and her husband, Sharon and Ron Winn of Jonesboro; a brother and his wife,...
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Billye Lee Booth

December 25, 1923 - January 23, 2013

Jonesboro- Billye Lee Booth, 89, formerly of Caraway passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2013. She was born on December 25, 1923 in Franklin to the late William "Bill" and Pearl Short Jennings. She and her husband, Virgil lived most of their lives in Caraway, Paragould and Conway. Billye led an active, healthy lifestyle and was an avid walker and swimmer. She loved a good bridge game and a...
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Eddie Ray Smith

May 15, 1930 - January 21, 2013

Trumann- Eddie Ray Smith, 82, passed away Monday, January 21, 2013. He was born on May 15, 1930 in Alicia to the late Horace and Mary Smith. He was a machine operator at Richard's Manufacturing in Memphis for 25 years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He is survived by a sister, Ruth Byran of Trumann and a brother, Jimmy Smith of West Memphis. Services will be private.
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Julia Baker

January 21, 1935 - January 21, 2013

Osceola- Julia Carol Baker, 78, passed away Monday, January 21, 2013. She was born on January 21, 1935 in Lexington, Mississippi to the late Henry and Ella Medlin. Mrs. Baker was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Osceola. She enjoyed gardening and her flower beds. She is survived by her children, James Baker of Austin, Texas, Johnny Baker of Blytheville, Robert Baker,...
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Linda Hanna

December 31, 1942 - January 20, 2013

Linda Lee Hanna, of West Memphis, formerly of Harrisburg, departed this life Sunday, January 20, 2013, in Memphis, at the age of 70. She was born December 31, 1942, in Harrisburg, the daughter of the late Roscoe and Edith Spencer Hanna. She is survived by several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Funeral services will be Thursday, 2:00 p.m., at the Gregg-Weston Funeral Home Chapel in Harrisburg. ...
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Thurza LaFaye Rorex

December 14, 1935 - January 20, 2013

Jonesboro- Thurza LaFaye Rorex, 77, passed away Sunday, January 20, 2013. She was born on December 14, 1935 at Harrisburg to the late Andrew Jack and Beulah Mullins. Mrs. Rorex worked for many years with Jonesboro Public School, before moving to Arkansas State University where she retired from Food Services. She is survived by two sons, Keith Rorex of Jonesboro and James N. Rorex of...
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Marion L. Medcalf

May 6, 1943 - January 19, 2013

Mr. Marion L. Medcalf, of Brookland, died Saturday at his home at the age of 69. He was born May 6, 1943 in Hattiesburg, MS, the son of Everett Medcalf and Gladys Housley Medcalf. Marion worked on the pipelines and oil wells for Tuboscope Company in Texas for many years. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Charlotte Medcalf. He is survived by one sister, Josephine...
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Veta Mae Meurer

September 3, 1933 - January 17, 2013

Bono- Veta Mae Meurer, 79, passed away Thursday, January 17, 2013 at her residence. She was born on September 3, 1933 at Cherry Valley to the late Walter and Roxie Douglas. Mrs. Meurer was a homemaker and a member of the Bono Church of Christ. She enjoyed her Bible classes and was a member of the TOPS (Take off pounds sensibly) Group for many years. She is survived by her husband of 60 yrs...
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Brandi Nichole Clay

November 7, 1976 - January 14, 2013

Monette- Mrs. Brandi Nichole Clay, 36, departed this life Monday, evening, January 14, 2013, at her home. She was born November 7, 1976 in Jonesboro, the daughter of Thomas Hatch and Regina Poe Hatch. Brandi was a 1995 graduate of Riverside High School and was an LPN at the NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro for 3 years. She loved to read and spend time with her family and was of the...
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Penny Lynn Kennedy

June 17, 1966 - January 14, 2013

PARAGOULD — Penny Lynn Kennedy, 46, departed this life Monday, January 14, 2013 in Jonesboro. She was born June 17, 1966, in Jonesboro. She was disabled but enjoyed people and watching movies and was a huge Elvis fan. She was of the Baptist faith. She is survived by two aunts, Ruby Mears of Collierville, Tenn., and Alma Gandy of Jonesboro; and an uncle, Jack Meurer of Bono. Graveside...
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Daniel Scott MacGregor Doyle

June 12, 1982 - January 12, 2013

Sedgwick -Daniel Scott MacGregor Doyle, age 30, passed away Saturday at his home in Sedgwick. He was born Saturday, June 12, 1982, in Jonesboro, to Michael and Robyn Doyle of Sedgwick. Daniel attended Hoxie School from Kindergarten throughout his high school graduation in 2000. He learned early his love for words, reading, and writing. He was a musician and shared his love of music with all he...
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Shannon Lee Cooper

January 26, 1972 - January 11, 2013

Bono- Shannon Lee Cooper, 40, passed away Friday, January 11, 2013 at St. Bernards Medical Center. He was born January 26, 1972 in Newport. Shannon attended the Bono Church of Christ. He enjoyed boat riding, hunting and fishing. He really loved to spend time with his dogs, Stormy and Peanut. Shannon is survived by his parents, Brenda and Charles Reynolds of the home and Donald and Judy...
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Gene Sterling Clayton

March 12, 1938 - January 11, 2013

Jonesboro- Gene Sterling Clayton, 74, passed away Friday, January 11, 2013 at his home. He was born March 12, 1938 in Manila to the late Ed Clayton and Rosie Gleghorn Clayton. Gene was retired from Riceland Foods and attended Wood Street Assembly of God. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening when he wasn't watching the weather channel from his recliner. Gene was very proud and spoke often...
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Fern Kirksey

January 6, 2013

Huntsville, AL- Fern Kirksey, a previous long-time resident of Monette, AR left her struggles of this earth behind Sunday afternoon and went to an eternal peace with Jesus. Fern had lived in Huntsville with her son and his family since the mid-80s and enjoyed an active and full life there until her struggle with Alzheimer's slowed her down a few years ago. She took joy in creating a beautiful...
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Jose Juarez

July 16, 1964 - January 2, 2013

Mr. Jose Carmen Arreguin-Juarez, of Cherry Valley, departed this life Wednesday, at his home at the age of 48. He was born July 16, 1964 in Apaseo el Alto, Mexico, the son of Leandro Juarez and Angelina Arreguin Juarez. Jose moved to the United States in 1993 and has been the maintenance supervisor at Goose Farms in Cherry Valley for the past 10 years. He loved singing and fishing and...
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Paul Vernon Holt

December 3, 1924 - January 2, 2013

Mr. Paul Vernon Holt (Paw Paw) of Harrisburg, departed his earthly home for his eternal resting place on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at the home of his daughter in Jonesboro, at the age of 88. He was born December 3, 1924 in Herget, AR, the son of William Lee Holt and Orah Mae Byerly-Holt. Mr. Holt was a retired farmer. He attended Holly Springs Jesus Name Pentecostal Church accepting Jesus...
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Tyler Michael Gardner

August 22, 1996 - January 1, 2013

Carriere, Mississippi- Tyler Michael Gardner, 16, passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2013. He was born on August 22, 1996 in Marrero, Louisiana. Tyler was a student at Pearl River Central High School and enjoyed choir and football. He was of the Baptist faith. He is survived by his parents, Sean and Kim Gardner; five brothers, Brett Conrad, Jesse Gardner all of Carriere, Dalton Gardner, Logan...
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Harvey Garrett

December 21, 1938 - January 1, 2013

Trumann- Harvey Garrett, 74, passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2013. He was born on December 21, 1938 in Cash to the late Jessie James Garrett and Georgia Evea Garrett. He enjoyed building things of wood, working on lawnmowers, making swings, gardening and yard work. Mr. Garrett was of the Pentecostal faith. He is survived by his wife of 53yrs., Bonnie Marie Garrett; his children, Debbie...
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Crystal Dwan Courtney-Domingez

February 27, 1981 - December 30, 2012

Jonesboro- Crystal Courtney-Domingez, 31, passed away Sunday, December 30, 2012. She was born on February 27, 1981in Newport. Crystal was a manager of Cash Saver's Deli & Bakery. She is survived by her mother, Sheila Hedge and a daughter, Alana Hedge all of Jonesboro. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 10:00 am at the Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral...
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Rebecca Tallent

May 22, 1963 - December 30, 2012

Mrs. Rebecca "Becky" Tallent of Madisonville, Kentucky, formerly of Harrisburg, departed this life Sunday in Madisonville, at the age of 49. She was born May 22, 1963 in Harrisburg, the daughter of JR "John" Taylor and Christine Smith Taylor. Becky had worked many years as a receptionist for the Advanced Orthopedic Clinic in Jonesboro before moving to Kentucky. She was of the General...
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Carol Jane Green

May 19, 1934 - December 30, 2012

Wynne- Carol Jane Epps Green, 78, passed away Sunday, December 30, 2012 after a short illness. She is survived by her twin brother, Harold Wayne Epps of Oviedo, Florida and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, Burl Green; her parents, Ernest Boone and Floy Jane Epps; two brothers, Marion Martin "Bud" Epps and James Boone Epps; three sisters, Hazel Stafford,...
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Bob Lynn Clark

October 7, 1944 - December 29, 2012

Bob Clark, 68, passed away December 29, 2012 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born October 7, 1944 in near Red Onion to the late Haskel and Lavada Clark. Bob was a graduate of Monette High School and Arkansas State University. He was a terminal manager for the trucking industry. He was a loving son, father and grandfather. He enjoyed watching sports and spending time with his grandchildren. ...
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Patsy Kelly

December 29, 2012

TRUMANN — Mrs. Patsy Kelly, 59, of Trumann departed this life Saturday. She was born at Trumann, the daughter of Bobby Thomas and Dorothy Jones Thomas. Patsy was of the Baptist belief. She is survived by her daughter, Rhonda Wilson of Harrisburg; a brother, Roger Thomas of Trumann; two sisters, Joan Griffin of Jonesboro and Teresa Shuburte of Marked Tree; and two grandchildren. Funeral...
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Zelma Juanita Daniel

December 4, 1942 - December 29, 2012

Zelma Juanita Daniel, 70, of Lake City, passed away December 29, 2012 at her home. She was born December 4, 1942 in Nettleton to the late A.D. and Rheba Gotthardt Willey. She was a member of the Refuge General Baptist Church. She and her late husband, Don, were the owner-operators of Don's Dairy Freeze in Lake City and she will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She...
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Henderson Paul Jennings

December 28, 2012

Henderson Paul "HP" Jennings, 98, of Jonesboro died Friday evening December 28, 2012 at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center. He had lived in Jonesboro since 1987, marrying Jantra Gillihan- Holland on December 27th of that same year. He moved here from Floyd, Virginia where he was an agriculture teacher for 44 years before retiring in 1981. He was also a member of the Floyd, VA United...
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James Horace Coggins

October 28, 1958 - December 26, 2012

Trumann- James Horace Coggins, 54, passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2012. He is survived by his mother, Mary Sharp Coggins; a daughter, Horacesa Bloodworth (Derek); four sisters, Dorothy Crider, Jeannie Alexander, Patricia Garrett and Jennifer Brown; a grandson, James Derek Coggins; several nieces and nephews. His service will be held on Monday, December 31, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the...
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Jerry "Dean" McFarlin

September 15, 1936 - December 26, 2012

Monette- Jerry Everett Dean McFarlin, 76, of Monette, passed away December 26, 2012 in Jonesboro. He was born in Monette on September 15, 1936 to the late Thomas and Jenny Mae Drayford McFarlin. A lifelong Monette resident, Dean and his wife contributed to the local and farming community through automotive mechanics and tire sales and repair until their retirement in 1995. Dean valued family...
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Denvalee "Deanie" Spurlock

August 3, 1928 - December 26, 2012

Mrs. Denvalee "Deanie" Morrison Spurlock of Maryville TN, formerly of Bay, departed this life Wednesday, December 26, 2012, at the MorningView Village Transitional Care Center in Maryville, TN. She was born August 3, 1928, in Campbell, the daughter of late Dewey Morrison and Clara George Morrison. She was retired from Crane Company of Jonesboro where she worked for 20 years. Deanie was a...
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Lee Roy Poe

February 10, 1924 - December 26, 2012

Monette- Lee Roy Poe, 88, of Monette, passed away December 26, 2012 in Jonesboro. He was born February 10, 1924 in Monette to the late Clarence Lee and Altha A. Foster Poe. He was a farmer his whole life and a member of Rowe's Chapel Baptist Church for over 52 years. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather who loved to fish and garden. Survivors include his loving...
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Loyd Ray Hewitt

September 27, 1945 - December 24, 2012

Mulberry- Mr. Loyd Ray Hewitt, 67, passed away Monday, December 24, 2012 at his home. He was born September 27, 1945, in Cash to the late Jesse Henry Hewitt and Verna Elizabeth Hufford Hewitt. He was a retired farmer. Mr. Hewitt enjoyed fishing, hunting and working on old cars. He will be missed by his family and friends. He was of the Church of Christ belief. He is survived by his wife,...
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Laura Collier

November 13, 1922 - December 24, 2012

Mrs. Laura Evaline Greer Collier of Jonesboro, formerly of Harrisburg, departed this life Monday night, December 24, 2012, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. She was born November 13, 1922, in Harrisburg, the daughter of Irving M. and Mary Frances Greer. Laura attended Arkansas State College in Jonesboro and graduated from Arkansas State Teachers College in 1943 with a...
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John Edward Damron

December 3, 1942 - December 24, 2012

Jonesboro – John Edward Damron, 70, passed away Monday, December 24, 2012. Mr. Damron was born on December 3, 1942 in Memphis. He proudly served for seven years as a sergent in the United States Marine Corp, as a Classified Radio Operations Specialist. His military duties involved traveling extensively throughout the world, as well as a tour in Vietnam. He was fluent in Portugese, and was a...
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Brenda Brown

January 27, 1947 - December 21, 2012

Jonesboro- Brenda Kay Brown, 65, passed away Friday, December 21, 2012. She was born January 27, 1947 in Egypt to the late Benny and Stella McGinnis. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Mrs. Brown worked as a food worker for Big Al's for many years and former employee of Frolic Footwear. She enjoyed collecting blown glass figurines and going to flea markets. She is survived by her...
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Mary Neoma Carter

October 8, 1934 - December 17, 2012

Brookland- Mary Neoma Carter, 78, passed away Monday, December 17, 2012 at St. Bernards Medical Center. She was born on October 8, 1934 at Jonesboro to the late Herman and Lily Blalock. She lived in Bay until she was eight and her family moved to Jonesboro where she graduated from Jonesboro High School in 1952. She married Billy F. Carter on July 20, 1957 and they eventually moved to Brookland...
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Don Lee Thornton

June 19, 1930 - December 15, 2012

Don Lee Thornton, 82, of Jonesboro passed away Saturday December 15, 2012 at his home. He was born June 19, 1930 in Walnut Ridge to the late George Lewis and Sadie Bernice Fry Thornton. Mr. Thornton proudly served his country in the Air Force and took part in the Berlin Airlift as well as serving in the Korean War. Mr. Thornton was also retired from General Motors. He is survived by his...
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Ruth Messer

August 30, 1931 - December 14, 2012

Harrisburg- Ruth Messer, 80, passed away Friday, December 14, 2012. She was born August 30, 1931 in Harrisburg to the late O. V. and Frances Cox. She married Melvin Messer on December 20, 1947 and they enjoyed 65 years together until his death in July of this year. She is survived by a son, Tommy Messer and his wife Sharon of Newport; two daughters, Barbara Howlett and her husband John of...
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Evelyn Bufford

June 9, 1921 - December 13, 2012

Jonesboro- Evelyn Bufford, 91, passed away Thursday, December 13, 2012. She was born on June 9, 1921 in Bald Knob to the late Harve and Annie McLaughlin. She was a homemaker and a member of the Central Baptist Church. She is survived by her children and their spouses, Myrna and J.D. Yandell of Hot Springs and Dwight and Sandra Bufford of Jonesboro; two grandchildren, Jason Yandell of Benton...
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Kirby Scott Parker

July 22, 1962 - December 13, 2012

Jonesboro- Kirby Scott Parker, 50, passed away Thursday, December 13, 2012 at his residence. He was born July 22, 1962 in Memphis. He loved to hunt and fish. He is survived by his parents, Max and Nina Parker of Jonesboro; a daughter, Savannah Parker of Jonesboro; a close friend, Bobby Dollar of Jonesboro. He was preceded in death by his brother, Terry Lee Parker. Service will be...
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Claudine Johnson

December 26, 1926 - December 13, 2012

Kosciusko, Mississippi- Claudine Johnson, 85, passed away Thursday, December 13, 2012. She was born December 26, 1926 in Jonesboro to the late Marvin and Lela Pitts. She is survived by her two sons, Joe Johnson of Pelahatchie, Mississippi and Larry Johnson of Kosciusko, Mississippi; an aunt, Doris Colburn of Lake City; three grandchildren, Rusty Johnson, Dusty Johnson and Amber Johnson;...
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Sue Kincaid Farmer

June 6, 1946 - December 12, 2012

Jonesboro- Sue Farmer, 66, passed away Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at her residence. She was born on June 6, 1946 near Caraway to the late Elmer and Birdie Kincaid. She was a member of the Lunsford Baptist Church. Mrs. Farmer was a former cafeteria worker for Nettleton Public Schools for ten years. She worked with her husband for many years in their business, J. R. Electrical Service and...
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Ray Hoyt Cloyd

June 29, 1930 - December 11, 2012

Sun City, AZ- Ray Hoyt Cloyd, 82, passed away December 11, 2012. He was born on June 29, 1930 at Nettleton to the late Oscar and Stella Cloyd. Mr. Cloyd served in the United States Army and Reserve from 1951 until 1959. He retired from being an industrial piping pipe fitter in 1989. He was a caretaker of both his parents until they passed. He bought a home in Menden, Nevada and lived there...
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Raymond Broadway

September 30, 1935 - December 9, 2012

Raymond A. Broadway, Jr. of Bono, Arkansas, departed this life Sunday morning, December 9, 2012, at the Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, at the age of 77. He was born in Bono on September 30, 1935, the son of Raymond A. Broadaway and Neva Mae Gibson Broadaway. He lived his entire life in the Jonesboro-Bono area. He was retired from the NCR Corporation after serving 35 years as...
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Genevieve Dryer Lyttle

February 11, 1921 - December 7, 2012

BLYTHEVILLE — Genevieve Dryer Lyttle, 91, passed away Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at Heritage Square in Blytheville. She was born Feb. 11, 1921, to the late Charles Burrow Dryer and Dorothy Cook Dryer at Jonesboro. She lived in Blytheville for 23 years and was formerly of Jonesboro. She was a retired sales clerk for the Casual Corner Store in Jonesboro. She was former member of the Business and...
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Maudine Horton

May 25, 1933 - December 6, 2012

Mrs. Maudine Horton of Harrisburg, Arkansas, departed this life Thursday, December 6, 2012, at her home, at the age of 79. She was born May 25, 1933 in Harrisburg, the daughter of Herman Neal and Scenia Wallace Neal. Maudine was a homemaker and a member of the Harrisburg Church of Christ. She married Loyd Gene Horton on April 17, 1976 and they enjoyed 36 years together. She was...
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Robert Lewis Hewett

December 5, 2012

Cherokee Village- Robert Lewis Hewett, 91, died Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at his residence. Bob retired from the Postal Service as a letter carrier and retired Church of Christ minister. He proudly served in the United States Army during World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart. He was one of the founders of the Hardy Music Hall. He is survived by his wife, Frances Neely Hewett; two...
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Lorena Pyle

March 7, 1919 - December 5, 2012

Bono- Mrs. Lorena Pyle, 93, passed away Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at her residence. She was born on March 7, 1919 at Black Oak to the late Robert and Maude Wilson. Mrs. Pyle was a homemaker and loved her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and her cat, Bootsie. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She is survived by her children and their spouses, Judy and...
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Tommy Houchin

November 11, 1938 - December 5, 2012

JONESBORO — Tom Houchin of Jonesboro departed this life Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at his home at the age of 74. He was born Oct. 11, 1938, at Caraway, the son of Paul and Freda Roe Houchin. Tom was a truck driver, had previously worked in the timber business, and was an avid fisherman. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Faye "Bray" Houchin, and a sister...
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Lee Moudy

May 3, 1922 - December 5, 2012

Jonesboro- Opal Lee Moudy, 90, went to his precious Lord and Savior Wednesday, December 5, 2012. Opal "Lee" Moudy was born on May 3, 1922 in Belleville to Oscar Lee Moudy and Jenny Belle Moudy. He married Gladys Pauline Stevenson on November 6, 1949 in Jonesboro. He served as a sergeant for the Army Air Corp during World War II. After the war he worked for the General Services...
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Ray Neal Rogers

April 21, 1928 - December 4, 2012

Ray Neal Rogers of Leachville departed this life Tuesday, December 4, 2012, in Jonesboro, at the age of 84. He was born April 21, 1928 in Monette, the son of Earl and Mabel Ray Rogers. He was a lifelong farmer and owner of Rogers Farms in Leachville. After retirement, he enjoyed spending his summers at Lake Norfork with his wife and grandchildren. He was a member of the First Assembly of God in...
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Pauline Agnes Preston

May 3, 1919 - November 30, 2012

Pauline A. Preston, 93, of Bay, passed away Friday November 30, 2012. She was born May 3, 1919 in Bay to the late Alvie and Stella Montgomery Marti n. She was a homemaker and a former member of the Bay Garden Club, as well as a member of the Bay United Methodist Church for over 50 years. She is preceded in death by her husband, Lafayette Preston in 2003. Survivors include her daughters,...
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Lucille Bell

June 25, 1925 - November 29, 2012

Caraway- Lucille Bell, 87, passed away Thursday, November 29, 2012 at Monette Manor. She was born on June 25, 1925 at Black Oak to the late Floyd and Anna Bolton Smith. Mrs. Lucille was a homemaker and a member of the Mangrum Church of Christ. She enjoyed yard work, her farm land and her grandchildren. She is survived by a son, Roger Bell of Caraway; a daughter and her husband, Madonna and...
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Bob Hughes

May 6, 1930 - November 27, 2012

Jonesboro- Bob Hughes, 82, passed away Tuesday, November 27, 2012. He was born on May 6, 1930 at Oxley, Missouri to the late Alva and Mary Hughes. He retired after twenty-four years with General Motors. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He will be remembered as a loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Peggy Hughes; his children, Mike...
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Lawrence Dwayne Whitley

April 18, 1957 - November 27, 2012

Black Oak- Lawrence Dwayne "Wayne" Whitley, 55, passed away November 27, 2012. He was born April, 18, 1957 in Black Oak, Arkansas, the son of Lawrence Bishop Whitley and Leona Hill Whitley. Wayne was a farmer and co-owner of the Black Oak Gin. His family was chosen as the 2012 Craighead County Farm Family of the year. He was a member of the Black Oak Church of Christ, where he was very...
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Ruby Oatsvall Brogdon

July 22, 1943 - November 26, 2012

Jonesboro- Ruby Oatsvall Brogdon, 69, passed away Monday, November 26, 2012 at her residence. She was born on July 22, 1943 at Hardy to the late Charlie and Mary Norwood Starkey. She was a member of the Church of Christ and a volunteer for the Salvation Army for eight years. She is survived by her husband, Gary Brogdon of Jonesboro; her children, Calvin Oatsvall of Tampa, Florida, Jabo...
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James Roy "J.R." Doyle

November 6, 1932 - November 23, 2012

JONESBORO — James Roy "J.R." Doyle of Jonesboro departed this life Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro at the age of 80. He was born Nov. 6, 1932, at Hoxie, the son of Roy Doyle and Lenore Belk Doyle. James lived a very full and productive life. He held a master's degree in school administration and held many positions in the education field. He retired in...
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Gary Michael Osborn

November 26, 1951 - November 20, 2012

LITTLE ROCK — Gary Michael Osborn of Little Rock departed this life Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, in Little Rock at the age of 60, surrounded by family, loved ones, and his best friend and dog, Dixie. His family would like to issue a special thank-you to the staff and doctors at St. Vincent's Infirmary and Arkansas Hospice for fulfilling Gary's last wishes and allowing him to die with dignity in...
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Edythe M. Haag Carpenter

February 27, 1923 - November 20, 2012

Jonesboro – Edythe M. Haag Carpenter, 89, passed away Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at Skill Care Nursing Home. She was born February 27, 1923 in Lake City to the late Hugh Patterson and Lillie Mae Miller Haag. Edy and her first husband James Wright owned a Liberty supermarket in Holly Spring, Mississippi for twenty-one years. She moved back to Jonesboro in 1967. Edy married Earl Carpenter Jr....
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William Doyle "Bill" Brown

May 14, 1921 - November 19, 2012

Jonesboro- William Doyle "Bill" Brown, 91, passed away Monday, November 19, 2012. He was born on May 14, 1921 at Powhatan to the late Grover and Mahala Brown. Mr. Brown served his country proudly in the United States Army during World War II. He retired after twenty-five years with the United States Postal Service. He lived most of his life in Jonesboro and was a member of the First Baptist...
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Bill Foster

May 16, 1931 - November 16, 2012

Caraway – Billy Gerald Foster, 81, passed away Friday, November 16, 2012. Mr. Foster was born on May 16, 1931 near Monette to the late Greshan and Alice Newton Foster. He was with the Lion's Club for twelve years, five years as President. Mr. Foster was also on the Ambulance Board, a volunteer for the Parade Committee. He enjoyed antique tractors and was a co-founder of the Bottomlands...
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E. Maurice Holmes

November 30, 1930 - November 15, 2012

Monette- Maurice Holmes, 81, passed away Thursday, November 15, 2012 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House. He was born on November 30, 1930 at Delfore to the late Allie and Maudie McPherson Holmes. Mr. Holmes started working for cotton gins when he was fourteen years old and retired from the Monette Co-op Gin as a foreman and ginner in 2006 after 45 years. He was a member of the First Baptist...
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Leonard Watkins

January 19, 1934 - November 14, 2012

Burns, Tenn. - Leonard Philip Watkins, 78, passed away Wednesday, November 14, 2012. He was born on January 19, 1934 at Caraway to the late Charlie Philip and Anna Mae Watkins. Mr. Watkins served his country proudly in the United States Air Force and the United States Army. The Watkins had lived in Alaska and Manila before moving to Burns. He was a self-employed equipment fabricating and a...
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Darvey L. Mayfield, Sr.

July 10, 1937 - November 12, 2012

Trumann- Darvey L. Mayfield Sr., 75, passed away Monday, November 12, 2012 at St. Bernards Medical Center. He was born on July 10, 1937 at Dixie to the late Arley and Lucy Mayfield. Mr. Mayfield served his country proudly in the United States Army Reserves. He was a farmer and worked for Qualls farms until he retired. He is survived by his wife, Imogene Mayfield; his children and their...
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Deborah Landry

August 10, 1945 - November 10, 2012

Jonesboro – Mrs. Deborah Landry, 67, passed away Saturday, November 10, 2012 at her residence after a thirteen year battle with Alzheimer's disease. Mrs. Landry was born on August 10, 1945 in Peoria, Illinois to the late Bruce Anderson and Virginia Wynkoop Royer. She had lived in Jonesboro since 1990 when she moved here from Zachary, Louisiana. She was a graduate of Louisiana State...
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Bertie Harmon Curtner

August 7, 1925 - November 10, 2012

Mrs. Bertie Harmon Curtner, of Cherry Valley, Arkansas, departed this life Saturday evening at the Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro at the age of 87. She was born August 7, 1925 in DeWitt, Arkansas, the daughter of Bert Earl Harmon and Nellie Mae Ogle Harmon. Bertie was a retired nurse and was active in the American Legion Auxilary. She was of the Baptist Faith. She married N.B...
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Jimmie Carl Kersey

November 27, 1948 - November 8, 2012

Texas- Jimmie Carl Kersey, 64, passed away November 8, 2012. He was born on November 27, 1948 at Jonesboro to the late Herbert and Lillian Kersey. Mr. Kersey retired as a Major from the United States National Guard; he served with the 875th Engineer Battalion in Jonesboro and the 431st Civil Affairs out of Little Rock. He was active during Desert Shield and Desert Storm. When he was not...
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John Mervin Bolden

November 26, 1932 - November 8, 2012

Mr. John Mervin Bolden, of Harrisburg departed this life Thursday night, at the Woodbriar Nursing Home in Harrisburg, at the age of 79. He was born November 26, 1932 in Tyronza, the son of John Benjamin Bolden and Bessie Barton Bolden. Mervin grew up in the Pleasant Hill Community near Judd Hill and graduated from McCormick High School in 1950. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, having served in...
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Thelma Louise Gray Thompson

January 2, 1920 - November 6, 2012

Jonesboro- Thelma Louise Gray Thompson, 92, passed away Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at her residence. She was born on January 2, 1920 at Macon, Georgia to the late Melvin and Tommie Lou Gray. Mrs. Thompson was a military wife for over 18 years and a member of The Church of God in Jonesboro. She is survived by her children, Frances Perry of Jonesboro, Melvin Thompson and wife Marie of Sulphur...
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Elizabeth Dalton Fetterly

October 11, 1935 - October 30, 2012

Jonesboro-Elizabeth Dalton Fetterly, 77, passed away Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at the Jonesboro Healthcare Center. She was born October 11, 1935 in Jonesboro to the late Dorothy and Lige Dalton. She graduated from Arkansas State University and worked from many years at the Jonesboro Public Library. She is survived by a son, David Fetterly; six cousins, Brenda Stuck Heringer, Sally Stuck...
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Esker Barrows

February 21, 1915 - October 27, 2012

Jonesboro- Esker Ervin Barrows, 97, passed away Saturday, October 27, 2012 at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born February 21, 1915 in Onyx to the late Willis and Essie Barrows. Mr. Barrows was a retired Dental Lab Technician and a member of the Masonic Lodge. He taught at Onyx School prior to serving in the United States Navy during WWII. Mr. Barrows was a member of the...
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Ruth Irene Foster Barnett

December 12, 1924 - October 27, 2012

Corinth, MS- Ruth Irene Foster Barnett , 87, passed away Saturday October 27, 2012 at the Mississippi Care Center in Corinth. She was born on December 12, 1924 in Swifton to the late Noel and Sally Middleton Foster. Mrs. Barnett was of the Baptist faith. She is also proceded in death by her husband, Howard Barnett; a son Jimmy Koller; a grandson, Eddie Burrell Jr.; a granddaughter, Mary...
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Betty Lou Markin McKisson

March 31, 1931 - October 27, 2012

Jonesboro- Betty Lou Markin McKisson 81, passed away Saturday, October 27, 2012 at her residence. She was born March 31, 1931 in Monette to the late William and Lora Markin. She was a member of the Cornerstone United Methodist Church. Mrs. Mc Kisson was a homemaker; she has a flare for decorating and was instrumental in starting a new womens ministry at Cornerstone United Methodist Church. ...
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Travis McCamey

September 1, 1939 - October 26, 2012

Brookland- Travis A. McCamey, 73, passed away Friday, October 26, 2012 at St. Bernard's Medical Center. He was born on September 1, 1939 in Cash to the late Adolph and Lucie McCamey. Travis is a retired truck driver better known as "Poker". He is of the Baptist faith. He is preceded in death by his wife, Susie Ryan McCamey. Survivors include three daughters; Pam Easley and her husband...
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George Walker Allen

November 25, 1918 - October 25, 2012

Jonesboro- George Walker Allen, 94, passed away Thursday, October 25, 2012 at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital. He was born in Nettleton and lived there all his life except when he as in the United States Army Air Corp. During his time in the corp, from 1942 until 1945, he was in North Africa, England, France and Italy. George was retired after 27 years in the auto parts business in Trumann....
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William "Billy" Ray Brock

October 5, 1951 - October 24, 2012

Jonesboro- William "Billy" Ray Brock, 60, passed away Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at Jonesboro Healthcare Center. He was born on December 5, 1951 at Stuttgart to the late Jessie and Pauline Brock. Mr. Brock served his country in the United States Marines. He is survived by two sisters, Pauline Yarbrough of Jonesboro and Martha Jean Hall of West Memphis; a brother, Glenn Edward Brock of...
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Paul Rains

July 22, 1924 - October 24, 2012

Bay- Paul Wesley Rains, 88, passed away Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at his residence. He was born on July 27, 1924 at Bay to the late James Wesley Rains and Alva Inman Rains. Mr. Rains served his country proudly as a United States Army veteran of World War II. He retired after fifty years as a farmer and was an avid hunter, fisherman and gardener. Mr. Rains was a member of the Bay Church of...
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Lela May Jackson

May 21, 1918 - October 20, 2012

Mrs. Lela May Jackson, of Jonesboro, departed this life Saturday, at the Craighead Nursing Center at the age of 94. She was born May 21, 1918 in Clay County, Arkansas, the daughter of John W. Adams and Minnie McClain Adams. She was a homemaker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Earl Jackson in 1978. She is survived by a sister-in-law, June Masson...
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Beverly Berry Hampton

April 1, 1952 - October 19, 2012

Beverly Berry Hampton, 60, of Farmington, Arkansas, passed away October 19th, 2012 at her residence. She died peacefully in her sleep due to heart failure. Beverly was born in Jonesboro on April 1st, 1952 and was raised in Monette. Over her lifetime, she lived in Jonesboro, Jacksonville, North Little Rock and Northwest Arkansas. Beverly was a 1969 graduate of Monette High School and...
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Michael Dewey Harris

May 20, 1959 - October 17, 2012

Mr. Michael Dewey Harris, a lifetime resident of Harrisburg, Arkansas, departed this life Wednesday, October 17, 2012, at the St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro, at the age of 53. He was born May 20, 1959, in Harrisburg, the son of John Dewey Harris and Dequetia Vincent Harris. Michael was a self-employed businessman and never met a job or task he wouldn't undertake. He was truly a...
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Betty Lou Stubblefield

April 24, 1928 - October 15, 2012

Caraway- Betty Lou Stubblefield, 84, passed away Monday, October 15, 2012 at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital. She was born on April 24, 1928 at Lake City to the late John and Hattie Comer. She was a homemaker and a member of the Lake City United Methodist Church. She is survived by a daughter, Lee Ann Harrell. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Royce Stubblefield and son-in...
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David Arnold Golden

December 8, 1952 - October 13, 2012

Jonesboro – David Arnold Golden, 59, passed away Saturday, October 13, 2012 at his residence. He was born on December 8, 1952 at Kansas City, Kansas to Carthel and Helen Jones Golden and lived most of his life in Jonesboro. He was a retired truck driver, member of the NRA and of the Christian belief. He also served in the U. S. Army. Survivors include his wife, Mary K. Golden; seven...
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Eveline Mavis Leach

October 12, 1919 - October 13, 2012

Mrs. Eveline Mavis Leach, of Bono, formerly of Brookland, departed this life Saturday morning, October 13, 2012, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, one day after her 93rd birthday. She was born October 12, 1919 in Brookland, the daughter of Charlie and Mary Richardson Berry. Eveline was a retired nurse's aide for the Rose Care Nursing Center and enjoyed cooking and...
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Lela Smith

October 28, 1910 - October 10, 2012

Carlisle-Lela Smith, 101, formerly of Jonesboro and then of Carlisle, passed away peacefully in Carlisle on October 10, 2012 at the age of nearly 102. She lived in Jonesboro with her family from 1946 until 2008, when she moved to Carlisle to be near her son, Bill. Lela was born on October 28, 1910 on her family's farm on Big Creek in Shannon County, Missouri. She was one of six children, of...
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Elvis L. Eads

November 16, 1942 - October 9, 2012

Bono- Elvis L. Eads, 69, passed away Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House. He was born on November 16, 1942 in Trumann to the late Braddie and Mabel Eads. He was a part of the 1961 Nettleton State Basketball Champions. Mr. Eads served his country proudly in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was retired from Riceland Foods and was also a farmer. Mr....
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Cora Dill

October 7, 2012

Paragould- Cora Dill, 59, passed away Sunday, October 7, 2012 at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital. She is survived by her father, Charles Kelly; her children, Scott Childers, Cheryl Ellard, Roberta Pruitt, Denise Followell, Dennis Dill Jr. and Shawna Irwin; five brothers, John, Curtis, Mike, Charles and Danny Kelly; five sisters, Carolyn Childers, Martha Kochenderfer, Sheila Small, Mary Hedrick...
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James A Sims

November 23, 1935 - October 5, 2012

James A. Sims of Harrisburg, Arkansas, departed this life Friday, October 5, 2012, at the St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas, at the age of 76. He was born November 23, 1935, the son of Murrell Sims and Jackie Todd Sims. He was a scuba diver and a line inspector for many years for the phone line company that installed underwater phone lines across the Gulf of Mexico. He...
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Gaylon Norris Hafer

March 4, 1942 - October 1, 2012

Wynne- Gaylon N. Hafer, 70, passed away Monday, October 1, 2012. He was born March 4, 1942 at Dixie to the late C.N. and Della Hafer. Mr. Hafer proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He graduated from Arkansas State University with a BS and a Masters in Elementary Education. Mr. Hafer taught 4th grade at Wynne Elementary School for 30 years. He was a...
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Jimmy Dale Clements

April 15, 1964 - October 1, 2012

Mr. Jimmy Dale "J.D." Clements, of Harrisburg, Arkansas departed this life Monday, October 1, 2012, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro at the age of 48. He was born April 15, 1964 in Wynne, Arkansas, the son of Jim Clements and Jewell Cleaves Clements. He was a farmer and loved the outdoors and fishing. He married Debrah Crawford July 7, 2002 and they enjoyed 10 years together. ...
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Donald John Deis, Sr.

January 29, 1928 - September 30, 2012

Jonesboro- Chief Warrant Officer 3 Donald John Deis Sr., 84, passed away September 30, 2012. He was born on January 29, 1928 in Dayton, Ohio to the late Earl and Carol Umpenhour. He attended Massanutten Military Academy in Virginia. He proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War and two tours in Vietnam War. He was assigned as General Westmorland's personal pilot. Mr. Deis...
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Darla Evans Turner Mann

September 29, 2012

Darla Evans Turner Mann, 58, of Jonesboro passed away Sept. 29, 2012. She was born in Paragould and lived in Paragould and Jonesboro most of her life. She was an Army veteran and of protestant belief. She was preceded in death by her parents Conrad and Shirley Evans, two sisters and a brother. Survivors include two children, Brett Turner of Oregon and Tera Smith of Paragould; two...
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Floyd Junior Scercy

January 20, 1939 - September 29, 2012

Mr. Floyd Junior Scercy of Harrisburg, Arkansas, departed this life Saturday, September 29, 2012, at his home, at the age of 73. He was born January 20, 1939 in Double Bar Bin, Arkansas, the son of Charlie Scercy and Maudie Scroggins Scercy. Floyd was a farmer and also a diesel mechanic many years for Case IH. He loved to fish and hunt and enjoyed cookouts and spending time with the family...
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Edwin Floyd Ramsey

April 16, 1935 - September 22, 2012

Caraway- Ret. TSGT. Edwin Floyd Ramsey, 77, passed away September 22, 2012. He was born on April 16, 1935 in Wyandotte, Michigan to the late Floyd and Essie Ramsey. Mr. Ramsey served his country proudly in the United States Navy for six years from 1952-1958, serving on the USS Bristol & USS Kimberly and then the United States Air Force for sixteen years from 1958-1974. Mr. Ramsey served a tour...
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Paul Emory Vernor

February 27, 1952 - September 19, 2012

Mr. Paul Emory Vernor, of Harrisburg, Arkansas, departed this life Wednesday, September 19, 2012, in Jonesboro, Arkansas, at the age of 60. He was born February 27, 1952 in Jonesboro, the son of William Edward Vernor and Eva Woods Vernor. He was retired from Baltz equipment and a Baptist. He married Sharon Parker on August 14, 1971 and they enjoyed 41 years together. He was preceded in...
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Nayrene Sanders

August 2, 1923 - September 18, 2012

Monette- Nayrene Sanders passed away Tuesday, September 18, 2012. She was born in Monette to the late Mack and Mary Willie McEntyre Calvert. She is also preceded in death by her loving husband of fifty-five years Henry Dean Sanders; her brothers Grover, Rufus and John Calvert; her twin Maudene Beaton and sister Lucy Hunt as well as a grandson Chad Houchin. She was an avid athlete in her...
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Cecil Parker

September 28, 1932 - September 17, 2012

Mr. Cecil E. Parker, of Harrisburg, departed this life Monday Night, September 17, 2012, at his home, at the age of 79. He was born September 28, 1932 in Harrisburg, the son of Sid A. Parker and Essie M. Faulkner Parker. Cecil was a retired contractor and a Baptist Minister. He was a member of the Lebanon Baptist Church in the Whitehall community near Harrisburg where he served as a former...
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Paula D. Clampit

August 9, 1965 - September 16, 2012

Jonesboro- Paula D. Clampit, 47, passed away September 16, 2012. She was born on August 9, 1965 in Memphis. She shared thirty years with the love of her life, Marcus Anthony Clampit till his death in March of 2012. She is survived by her children, Marcus Clampit, Daniel Clampit and Johnathan Clampit all of Jonesboro and Brandy Clampit of Little Rock; her dad, Troy Bullock; five...
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Henry Ginger

November 28, 1936 - September 15, 2012

Henry Douglas Ginger, of Jonesboro departed this life on Saturday, September 15, 2012, at the NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro, at the age of 75. He was born November 28, 1936 in Lake City, the son of Mamie May Ginger and was a 1956 graduate of Dixie High School. He was a graduate of the University of Arkansas Law School and besides a private practice was the Assistant Attorney General...
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Alfred A. Johnson

October 17, 1914 - September 12, 2012

Mr. Alfred A. Johnson, of Harrisburg, departed this life Wednesday, September 12, 2012, at the St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro, at the age of 97. He was born October 17, 1914 in Smithville, the son of Tobe H. Johnson and Julie Mae Bolding Johnson. Mr. Johnson was one of the few remaining WWII veterans, having served in the U.S. Army. He served in Italy and earned the American...
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