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Harrison Allen

April 13, 2017

Harrison Allen, 86, of Blytheville, passed away Thursday, April 13, 2017 at his home. Harrison was born to Harrison Allen, Sr. and Pearl (Poe) Allen in Hope, Arkansas. He was the owner and operator of Allen A/C and Sheet Metal and established the business in 1969. Harrison served his country honorably in the United State Army during the Korean War. He was a resident of Blytheville for most of...
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Charles Hamm

April 12, 2017

Charles A. Hamm, 75, of Manila, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017 in Wilson, Arkansas. Charles was born to Ernest and Mary (Council) Hamm. He worked in maintenance for the Rivercrest School District. Charles was a strong Christian man and was a member of Grace Life Church. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved his farm animals, hunting, and fishing. Charles never met a stranger and loved his...
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Gracie L. Morris

April 10, 2017

Gracie L. Morris, 78, of Blytheville, passed away Monday, April 10, 2017 at her home. Gracie was born in the Lost Cane Community to A.C. and Artie (Bourland) Owens. She was the office manager at Dr. Lawrence Abramson's office before retiring and was also the former office manager at Blytheville Water Company. Gracie was a member of North Tenth Street Baptist Church and loved to travel, shop,...
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Florence Brooks

March 31, 2017

Florence "Flo" Brooks, 60, of Blytheville, passed away Friday, March 31, 2017 at her home. Florence was born in Chicago, Illinois to Robert and Anna (Wagner) Ostler. She was a homemaker and a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. Florence enjoyed church and was very active whenever her health allowed. She also enjoyed playing cards. Florence loved her grandchildren. They were her pride and joy. ...
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Paulette King

April 22, 1944 - March 24, 2017

Paulette King, 72, of Blytheville, passed away Friday, March 24, 2017 at home. Paulette was born in Jonesboro, AR to Sole and Alice (Cupp) Easter. She was a homemaker and was a very active member of Gosnell Pentecostal Church. Paulette enjoyed gospel music, reading the Bible and playing the tambourine in her church. She loved helping those that had needs. She loved spending time with family and...
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Opal Senger

March 21, 2017

Opal Arvine Senger, 90, of Jacksonville, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at her home. Opal was born in Louisiana to Lloyd and Clara (Streeter) Ward. She was a homemaker and also worked at McAdam's Florist for years arranging flowers. Opal was a very dedicated member of New Life Church in Cabot. She loved to garden and sew, and spent most of her time taking care of her family and...
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Patricia Thomas

September 12, 1940 - March 17, 2017

Patricia Ann Thomas, 76, of Blytheville, passed away Friday, March 17, 2017 at her home. Patricia was born in Beardstown, Texas to John "J.O." and Lee (Buster) Skidmore, and also raised by her step-father Nim Hammond. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. Pat was a member of the Eastern Star and was a past matron and patron member. She was preceded in death by her husband, B.J....
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Joseph Stigall

March 10, 2017

Joseph Martin Stigall, 43, of Memphis, Tennessee, passed away Friday, March 10, 2017 at his home. Joseph was born in Blytheville to Ronnie Stigall and Marta (Pankey) Brewer and was of the Baptist faith. He was an avid football fan, loved to listen to music, and walk. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Martin E. Pankey, Sr. and Billie Ruth Pankey and Robert Lee and Avilou Stigall. ...
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Helen Wakefield

March 9, 2017

Helen Geneva Wakefield, 85, of Blytheville, passed away Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Heritage Square Nursing Home in Blytheville. Helen was born in Hiram, Missouri to Jim and Junia Barks. She was a homemaker and was a former member of First United Methodist Church. Helen was happily married to her husband Robert for 70 years. She loved and was loved by her children and grandchildren. She was...
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Gail Daniels

March 8, 2017

Gail Daniels, 89, of Knoxville, Tennessee and formerly of Blytheville, passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville, Tennessee. Gail was born in Blytheville to Virgil and Odie (Crawford) Watkins. She was a very active member of Yarbro Baptist Church where she was a Sunday school teacher for many years. Gail worked at Rice Stix, sold Avon for many...
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Harold Lewis

March 8, 2017

Harold Lewis, 64, of Blytheville, passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at his home. Harold was born to Harold Sr. and Juanita Lewis in Blytheville. He retired from Nucor after 25 years of service and was a member of Bethany Baptist Church. Harold was an avid outdoorsman who loved to deer and duck hunt, fishing, gardening, and spend time at his place in Greers Ferry. Although Harold loved the...
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Charline Holifield

March 6, 2017

Mary Charline Boles Holifield, age 91 of Paragould and formerly of Blytheville, passed from this life on Monday, March 6, 2017 at the Green Acres Nursing Home in Paragould. Born to Charley and Martha Caldwell Boles in Osceola, Arkansas, she was a homemaker a member of the Gospel Lighthouse Church. Charline possessed all the ingredients and attributes to be a true homemaker. She made sure that...
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Charline Haile

March 5, 2017

Charline Lacer Haile, 79, of Steele, Missouri, passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Charline was born in Cooter, Missouri to Charles and Rudy (Bomar) Lacer. She was retired from Acco and was a member of Huffman Church of God. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James O. Haile. Charline leaves three children, Jamie...
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Betty Pharo

March 4, 2017

Betty Pharo, 90, of Blytheville, passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Betty was born in Osceola to David and Susan (Muir) Moore. She was a retired teacher and a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Betty liked to travel and play bridge with her dear friends, Rosemary Hughes, Jean Smith, and Marcie Simon. She was a member of the G.G.'s...
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Jimmy Boyer

March 1, 2017

Jimmy Harold Boyer, Sr., 55, of Blytheville, passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Jimmy was born in Little Rock, Arkansas to Harold and Hazel (Temple) Boyer. He was the kennel manager at Bed and Biscuit Boarding. He loved his dogs and gardening. He enjoyed big Sunday morning breakfast with his friends Rick and Connie Ash. Jimmy also enjoyed fishing...
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Rosemary Hughes

February 28, 2017

Rosemary Hughes, 93, of Blytheville, passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Rosemary was born in Texarkana, Texas to Cecil and Nettie (Holmes) Dupre. She was a lifelong Catholic and member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and taught elementary school at Immaculate Conception Catholic School. After teaching, Rosemary was the secretary at...
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Don Ellis

February 26, 2017

Don Leslie Ellis, 69, of Blytheville, passed away Sunday, February 26, 2017 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Don was born in Half Moon to L.C. and Elwese (Cummings) Ellis. He was a painter and a lifelong resident of Blytheville. Don had a passion for cars. He loved going to car shows and working on cars. He loved the first Chevy he owned. Don liked watching westerns and sitting on...
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Rebecca Brents

February 22, 2017

Rebecca Brents, 64, of Blytheville, passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro. She was born in Blytheville to Terry and Margie (Wardlaw) Lloyd. Rebecca was an insurance agent and lived in Blytheville for most of her life. She was a dedicated employee and loved her family and friends. Rebecca loved to travel with special family, Linda and Larry Brents,...
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Katie Ikenberry

February 22, 2017

Katie Ikenberry, 86, of Blytheville, passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at her home. She was born in Heard County, Georgia to William and Winnie (Fincher) Middlebrooks. Katie was a homemaker and was a resident of Blytheville for 51 years. She was an Air Force wife and faithfully moved and took care of her children without complaint throughout her husband's career. Katie loved her family...
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Jolly Leggett

February 18, 2017

Jolly Leggett, 89, of Blytheville, passed away Saturday, February 18, 2017 at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro. He was born to Ernest and Marjorie (Maynard) Leggett in Ripley, Tennessee and was raised by his aunt and uncle, John and Lena Gaines. Jolly was retired from the U.S. Postal Service where he was the superintendent of postal operations and also farmed in his younger years. He was a...
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Shelby Tice

February 16, 2017

Shelby Tice, 75, of Blytheville, passed away Thursday, February 16, 2017 at her home. She was born in Wilstacy, Kentucky to Nick and Faye (Southers) Dunaway. Shelby was a retired civil service secretary and the secretary and sales representative for Hubbard and Hoke Furniture, and was a member of Fairview Baptist Church. She loved to travel and shop, and was an avid reader. Shelby was a devoted...
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Charles Bunn

February 14, 2017

Charles Allen Bunn, 66, of Blytheville, passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. He was born in Blytheville to Charles and Roberta (Rodgers) Bunn. He served his country with honor as a Medic in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Charles was proud of America and proud to serve his country. He recently attended an Army unit reunion and...
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Nina Beuttenmuller

February 14, 2017

After a lengthy and ever courageous battle with post-polio syndrome, Nina R. Beuttenmuller of Steele, Missouri passed away on the evening of Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at the age of 68. Nina was stricken with polio at a very young age and as a result would eventually become a paraplegic. She never let this keep her down however. She had a successful career with the US Forest and Soil...
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Mary Evelyn Rogers

February 14, 2017

Mary Evelyn Rogers, 86, of Memphis, Tennessee, passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at Grace Healthcare in Cordova, Tennessee. She was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas to Ernest and Ruby (Simmons) Martin. Mary attended Luxora schools. She was a homemaker and lived in the Lost Cane community during the 1930s and 1940s. Mary moved extensively around the country with her husband during his career as...
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Verna Curry

February 13, 2017

Verna Curry, 91, of Benton, Arkansas and formerly of Blytheville, passed away February 13, 2017 at Southern Trace Nursing and Rehab in Bryant, Arkansas. Verna was born to Wallace and Mattie (Johnson) Garner in DeRoche, Arkansas. She was retired from Blytheville Public Schools and was a member of New Liberty Baptist Church. She also worked at Gibson Discount Center. Verna loved to play bingo,...
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James "Jim" Walden

February 10, 2017

James "Jim" Walden, 63, of West Memphis, passed away Friday, February 10, 2017 at his home. Jim was born to Bobby and Jean (Dedman) Walden in Blytheville. He was retired and affiliated with the First Christian Church in West Memphis. Jim was a member of Masonic Lodge 737, Scottish Rite, VFW Men's Auxiliary, and was a Shriner. He had various hobbies, mainly spending time with friends and loved...
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Kathryn Thompson

February 9, 2017

Kathryn B. Courtney Thompson, 91, of Springdale, Arkansas and formerly of Blytheville, passed away Thursday, February 9, 2016 at Springdale Health and Rehab. Kathryn was born in Monticello, Arkansas. She was a homemaker and a member of Bethany Baptist Church. Kathryn was very active in her church and was always involved in church work. She loved to play cards and dance. Kathryn loved her family...
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William Collier

February 7, 2017

William H. Collier, 68, of Blytheville, passed away Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. William was born to Everett and Frankie (Booker) Collier in Blytheville. He worked at Nucor Yamato as a heavy equipment operator and in maintenance. William served his country honorably in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He received his Purple Heart, Bronze...
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Virgie Strop

February 1, 2017

Virgie Lee Strop, 75, of Steele, Missouri, passed away February 1, 2017 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Virgie was born in Blytheville to W.M. and Ruby (Brown) Vernon. She was a homemaker and loved to crochet. She never met a stranger. Virgie loved everyone and took care of anyone that needed her. She especially loved her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; a...
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James "Jim" Hutson

January 31, 2017

James E. "Jim" Hutson, 75, of Blytheville, passed away Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at Regional One Medical Center in Memphis. Jim was born in Galesburg, Illinois to Byron and Virginia (Walker) Hutson. He was retired from Nucor Yamato where he was a heavy equipment operator and was affiliated with Jesus Name Pentecostal Church. While living in Knoxville, Illinois for a while, Jim was a volunteer...
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James Dickerson

April 17, 1944 - January 28, 2017

James Dickerson, 72, of Blytheville, passed away Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Region One Medical Center in Memphis, TN. James was born to Carl and Ruth (Olsen) Dickerson in Blytheville. He was retired and a longtime resident. James loved to fish, camp and being outdoors. His passion was spending time with his children and grandchildren. He had the biggest heart, strongest values and was so...
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Norma Frazer

January 27, 2017

Norma June "Oma" Frazer, age 87, died on January 27, 2017 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She was born August 14, 1929 in Burdette, Arkansas to the late Razzie and Ida May Chafin. She was predeceased by siblings Woodrow, Betty, Eva, and Gerald, her husband O.B., and her daughter Lynn Hough (Frazer). Survivors include grandchildren Chris (Tiffany) Hough, Nathan (Crystal) Hough; great-grandchildren...
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Daisy Allen

January 25, 2017

Daisy Allen, 85, of Blytheville, passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Daisy was born to James and Levonia (Townsend) Dildine in Steele, Missouri. She was a homemaker and was a member of Jesus Name Tabernacle in Caruthersville, Missouri. Daisy enjoyed traveling with her husband and was very family and church oriented. She was a loving wife,...
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Ray Warren

March 20, 1937 - January 23, 2017

Ray Warren, 79 of Blytheville passed from this life on Monday January 23, 2017 at Baptist East in Memphis. He was born in Gosnell, Arkansas to the late Rube and Beatrice (Russell) Warren. Ray loved to hunt, fish and spend time with his loving grandchildren. Ray was preceded in death by his parents; two children: David Ray Warren, Scott Warren; five brothers: R.W., Ivan, Marvin, Clyde and James...
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Fannora Gardner

January 20, 2017

Fannora Mullins Gardner, 93, of Jonesboro and formerly of Blytheville, passed away Friday, January 20, 2017 at her home. She was born on May 18, 1923 to the late Herbert and Dollie (Bunch) Mullins in Yarbro, Arkansas, which was named after her grandmother's family. While living most of her life in Blytheville, she was the owner of Paul D. Abbott Corporation which her late husband founded. She...
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Harold Springer

January 18, 2017

Harold F. Springer, 79, of Blytheville, passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Harold was born to Charles and Mary Esther (Hoskins) Springer in Blytheville. He was a security guard and was a lifelong resident of Blytheville. Harold loved to play guitar and sing, and often played music at the Clean Fun Club. When he was younger he liked to play...
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Kenneth A. Klingler

January 15, 2017

Kenneth A. Klingler, 73, of Blytheville, passed away Sunday, January 15, 2017 at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro. Kenneth was born to Arlie and Glendora (Ferguson) Klingler in Adrian, Michigan. He was a retired supervisor at American Greetings and was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church where he loved being a deacon. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus. Kenneth loved...
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Judy Moore

October 19, 1960 - January 11, 2017

Judy Barbette Moore, 56, of Blytheville, passed away January 11, 2016 at Methodist North Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Judy was born in Marked Tree, Arkansas to Jessie and Violet Robertson. She was a nurse and loved working pediatrics. Judy was very artistic and enjoyed gardening and shopping. She loved her family, especially her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; and...
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Jeanette Fair

January 5, 2017

Jeanette Fair, 80, of Blytheville, passed away Thursday, January 5, 2017 at Ridgecrest Health and Rehabilitation in Jonesboro. Jeanette was born in the Lone Oak Community. She was a retired bookkeeper for The Cupboard and Hall and Bradbury Public Accountants. Jeanette was a member of First Baptist Church and was an active member of her Sunday school class. She also volunteered at the hospital...
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Frances Dorris Austin

January 4, 2017

Frances Dorris Austin, 88, of Blytheville, passed away Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at St. Vincent North Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas. Frances was born in Toccopola, Mississippi to Joe and Nora (Calder) Hewlett. She was a retired lunchroom worker at Central School and was a member of Gosnell Baptist Church. Frances was a member of the Gosnell Extension Homemakers Club. She loved to make...
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Woodrow Cook

January 4, 2017

Woodrow Cook, 98, of Gosnell, passed away Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at his home. Woodrow was born in Gosnell to Charles and Dollie (Bryeans) Cook. He was a retired farmer and was a member of First United Methodist Church. Woodrow spent 30 years on the Gosnell City Council and was a past president of Gosnell Water Association. He was a past member of the Gosnell Lion's Club. He also served as...
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Harry Myers, Jr.

January 3, 2017

Harry Myers, Jr., 82, of Blytheville, passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Harry was born in Black Rock, Arkansas to Harry and Gladys (Dunlap) Myers. He was raised in the Dyess Colony and moved to Blytheville in his teenage years. As a young man, he worked in retail and founded an appliance store in Blytheville. In 1968, he founded AAA Plumbing...
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Boss Rhett Bryant

December 27, 2016

Boss Rhett Bryant, infant son of Blake and Bailey Bryant, passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. He was preceded in death by his great-grandmother, Linda Strieder; and great-grandfather, Jim Bridges. Boss leaves his parents, Blake and Bailey (Strieder) Bryant of Steele; sisters, London Blake Bryant and Landynn Courtney Bryant; grandparents, Jamie...
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Elva Burks

December 24, 2016

Elva Michael Burks passed from this life on December 24, 2016. She was born in Rienzi, MS on October 29, 1924 to parents Clell and Anna Lou Michael. In her full life of 92 years, she was devoted to her family and friends. She was a lifelong member of New Liberty Baptist Church where, in her younger years, she stepped up to any job from printing the Sunday bulletin to teaching Sunday school...
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Eugene Sipes

December 20, 2016

Eugene "Red" Sipes, 87, of Gosnell, passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Eugene was born to Arzo and Mary (McGill) Sipes in Blytheville. He was a retired farmer and a lifelong resident of Blytheville. Eugene was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed the outdoors and loved mowing his yard and being outside. He was preceded in death by his...
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Willie Drumwright

December 19, 2016

Willie B. Drumwright, 91, of Nashville, Illinois and formerly of Blytheville, passed away Monday, December 19, 2016. Willie was born to Joe and Maude (Jones) Fincher in Halls, Tennessee. She worked in the lunchroom for Blytheville Public Schools and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church. Before Willie's eyesight started to fail, she loved to quilt, make dolls, and Christmas ornament. She was...
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Darrel Edwards

December 16, 2016

Retired Master Sergeant Darrel Edwards, 75, of Blytheville, passed away Friday, December 16, 2016 at Great River Medical Center. Darrel was born to Frank and Edith (Nelson) Edwards in Aurora, Illinois. He retired from the United States Air Force after 26 years of service. He served in the Vietnam and Korean wars. Darrel also served as a military police officer for 8 years during the Cuban Crisis...
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Patsy Hyde Layton

December 15, 2016

Patsy Hyde Layton, 78, of Leachville, passed away Thursday, December 15, 2016 at her home. Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 17th at 11:00 p.m. in the Cobb Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Hyde officiating. Burial will be private. The family will receive friends from 9:00 until service time at Cobb Funeral Home. A full obituary is to follow.
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Phillip Johnson

December 10, 2016

Phillip Johnson, 72, of Blytheville, passed away Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Phillip was born to Johnny and Lou Eva (Phillips) Johnson in Yarbro. He was retired from Nucor-Hickman and was a member of First Presbyterian Church. Phillip liked to hunt, fish, work in his garden, and do wood work. He built the Nucor-Hickman Santa Claus float that is...
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Don Stallings

December 7, 2016

Don Wesley Stallings, 75, Blytheville, passed away Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at Heritage Square Nursing Home in Blytheville. Don was born to John Wesley Stallings, Jr. and Virginia Elizabeth Haynes in Blytheville, Arkansas. He was retired from farming and a lifelong Blytheville resident. Don served in the Arkansas National Guard and he was a member of Clear Lake Baptist Church. He was an avid...
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Vicky Cain

December 6, 2016

Vicky Cain, 65, of Blytheville, passed away Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis. Vicky was born to Robert and Nomy (Beliles) Barber in Murfreesboro, Kentucky. She was a homemaker and liked to collect antiques. Vicky was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; one sister; step-father, Alray Ramey; and step-mother,...
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L.D. Daniels

December 3, 2016

L.D. Daniels, 92, of Knoxville, Tennessee and formerly of Blytheville, passed away Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Autumn Care Assisted Living in Knoxville. L.D. was born in Pottsville, Arkansas to Leonard and Hazel (Hoffstetter) Daniels. He retired from Case IH after 34 years with the company as the parts manager. He served his country honorably in the United States Navy during World War II. L.D....
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Harold Bigham

November 30, 2016

Harold Bigham, 61, of Blytheville, passed away Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. Harold was born in Blytheville to Harold and Virginia Bigham. He was a mechanic and loved to work on cars. He served his country in the United States Air Force. Harold loved to play the drums and was a proud member of the band "The Next of Kin". He also loved to hunt and fish...
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Raye Ledbetter

November 27, 2016

Raye Ledbetter, 89, of Blytheville, passed away Sunday, November 27, 2016 at her home. Raye was born in Blytheville to Charles and Mary (Hardin) Lucius. She was a retired cafeteria worker at Blytheville High School. Raye was a member of Gosnell Baptist Church where she was a longtime Sunday school teacher. She liked to cook and loved her family. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-...
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Johnnie Miller

November 24, 2016

Johnnie Margaret Miller, 86, of Steele, Missouri, passed away Thursday, November 24, 2016 at Craighead County Nursing Home in Jonesboro. Johnnie was born in Steele to Wilbur and Effie Stegall. She owned Miller's Upholstery for over 30 years in Holland, Missouri and was a member of the Church of Christ in Steele. Johnnie loved working in the yard and picking cotton by hand. She took great pride...
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Pauline Reed

November 17, 2016

Pauline Edwards Reed, 90, of Ash Flat, Arkansas and formerly of Blytheville, passed away Thursday, November 17, 2016 at Monette Manor Nursing Home in Monette. Pauline was born in Marshall County, Mississippi to George and Clara (Allen) Edwards. She retired from the First Baptist Church Daycare in Blytheville. She was a member of the Loneoak Missionary Baptist church and was a Blytheville...
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Jimmy Corkran

November 16, 2016

Jimmy Matt Corkran, 82, of Luxora, passed away Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at the VA Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee. Jimmy was born to Roy and Lorine (Hall) Corkran in O'Donnell Bend, Arkansas. He owned Jimmy's 66 service station and was a lifelong resident of Luxora. Jimmy was a member of First Baptist Church in Luxora where he was a deacon. He loved to sing Gospel music. Jimmy served...
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Bob Jackson

November 16, 2016

Charles "Bob" Jackson, 82, of Blytheville, passed away Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at Heritage Square Nursing Home in Blytheville. Bob was born to Hershel and Mary Frances (Moore) Jackson in Portia, Arkansas. He was a retired farmer and partner in Jackson Brother Farms. Bob was a resident of Blytheville for most of his life and was a member of First Baptist Church. He liked to hunt and fish, as...
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Ola Call

November 12, 2016

Mrs. Ola Call, 93, of Blytheville, passed away Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Heritage Square Nursing Home. Ola was born in Elora, Tennessee to John D. and Beulah (Simmons) Campbell. She was a retired LPN at Chickasawba Hospital and was a member of Fairview Baptist Church, where she was a former choir member. Ola was a Veteran of the Women's Army Corps. She served in World War II as a Sergeant...
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James Boyd

November 10, 2016

James Boyd, 90, of Gosnell, passed away Thursday, November 10, 2016 at Hunter Acres Nursing Home in Sikeston, Missouri. James was born to Charlie and Ada Boyd, he was a farmer and was of the Baptist faith. He loved being outdoors and doing everything from hunting and fishing to gardening. James loved to garden and was famous for his giant tomato plants. He also loved spending time with his...
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Wayne Rhoads

November 8, 2016

Wayne Spencer Rhoads, 88, of Blytheville, died Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at St. Bernards Hospital in Jonesboro. Born to Andrew Jackson Rhoads and Annie Lula Spencer Rhoads, he grew up in the Blytheville area. After graduating from high school, Wayne enlisted in the US Army and served in Japan. He began working for the Postal Service in 1950 as a substitute mail carrier and retired in 1983,...
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Terrie Gaines

November 7, 2016

Terrie Gaines, 56, of Blytheville, passed away November 7, 2016 at Great River Medical Center. Terrie was the Animal Control Officer for the City of Blytheville for 17 years. She was very dedicated to her job and loved what she did. She never met a stranger. Terrie had a big heart and a great love for animals. She was a member of the Blytheville Emergency Squad and member of the First Church of...
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Agnes Cavanaugh

November 7, 2016

Agnes Walker Cavanaugh, 76, of Blytheville, passed away Monday, November 7, 2016 at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Agnes was born in Sardis, Mississippi to I.T. and Edna (Aycock) Walker. She was a retired advisor at State Technical College Institute and was a member of the Gosnell Baptist Church. Agnes love to spend time with her family as well as travel, bake, and shop. She was...
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Jack Rousavall

November 5, 2016

Jack Marlin Rounsavall, 65, of Blytheville, went to be with the Lord Saturday, November 5, 2016 at his home. Jack was born in Blytheville to Guy and Blanche (Dean) Rounsavall. He was an airplane mechanic for ART and attended Number Nine Baptist Church. Jack served his country honorably in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He was a lifelong resident of Blytheville and was a graduate...
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Denny Wilson

October 25, 2016

Denny Wilson, 89, of Blytheville, passed away Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Denny was born in Dell to Dewey and Julia (Jackson) Wilson. He was a retired insurance salesman with Aetna Insurance and was a financial advisor. Denny served his country honorably in the United States Air Force during World War II. He was a member of First Baptist Church. Denny...
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Tristian Lee Woods

September 3, 2014 - October 22, 2016

Tristian Lee Woods, 2 years old, of Blytheville passed from this life on October 22, 2016 at Great River Medical Center. Service arrangements are incomplete at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.cobbfuneralhome.com.
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Lola Mackelden

October 17, 2016

Lola Jean Mackelden, 70, of Blytheville, passed away Monday, October 17, 2016 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Lola was born Rupert, Idaho. She was a retired towboat cook and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church. She was preceded in death by her father, Eddie Lathrom. Lola leaves her husband, Edwin Mackelden, of the home; children, Thomas Lee Mackelden of Poplar...
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Delores Walls

October 15, 2016

Delores Ann Walls, 77, of Osceola, passed away Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Methodist North Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Delores was born in Dell to Clarence and Beuna Gilliland. She was a homemaker and attended Westside Baptist Church. Delores loved to do arts and crafts, and made and embroidered baby blankets for all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also loved to cook and...
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James "Pee Wee" Stout

October 14, 2016

James "Pee Wee" Stout, Jr., 78, of Blytheville, passed away Friday, October 14, 2016 at his home. James was born in Monroe, Arkansas to James and Annie (Pitts) Stout. He was a retired bus driver and loved the kids on his bus and even knew their names. He was a member of Cole Ridge Baptist Church and loved his church and church family. He served his country honorably in the United States Army....
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Edsel Harber

October 13, 2016

Everett Edsel Harber, 88, of Blytheville, passed away Thursday, October 13, 2016 at his home. Edsel was born in Blytheville to Everett and Leona (Sims) Harber. He was an attorney and celebrated 50 years in the Arkansas Bar Association. He graduated from the University of Arkansas and was an avid Razorback fan. He served his country honorably in the United States Air Force before retiring as a...
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Peggy Sue Larrow

October 10, 2016

Peggy Sue Larrow, 82, of Gallatin, Tennessee and formerly of Blytheville, passed away October 10, 2016 at Sumner Regional Hospital in Gallatin, Tennessee. Peggy was born to William and Ethel Campbell in Halls, Tennessee. She was a retired lunchroom employee for the Blytheville School District. Peggy attended Cornerstone General Baptist Church in Gallatin. She was preceded in death by her...
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Pearl Lewis

October 10, 2016

Pearl Lewis, 87, of Jonesboro and formerly of Blytheville, passed away Monday, October 10, 2016 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Pearl was born to Archie and Onie (Sumner) Lovelace in Blytheville. She was the secretary at Terry Abstract for 44 years before retiring. When she lived in Blytheville, she attended North 10th Street Baptist Church. Pearl loved to crochet and knit. She...
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Eva Gill

October 2, 2016

Eva Gill, 85, of Blytheville, passed away Sunday, October 2, 2016 at Heritage Square Nursing Home in Blytheville. Eva was born in Driver, Arkansas to Coleman and Mamie (Lusk) Lannum. She was the Mississippi County Treasurer for many years and CEO of River City Spice Company. Eva was a member of Trinity Baptist Church. She was involved in many clubs and organizations in Blytheville. Eva was a...
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Eileen Hagan O'Neal

September 30, 2016

Eileen Hagan O'Neal, 98, of the Huffman Community, passed away Friday, September 30, 2016 at her home. Eileen was born to William "Eddie" and Mary Emma (Sweat) Hagan in Huffman, Arkansas. She was the Valedictorian of the first graduating class at Armorel. Eileen worked as Mississippi County Collector for 51 years and was a member of the Arkansas Tax Collector Association. Eileen was a member of...
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James "Bobby" Crowell

September 30, 2016

James Robert "Bobby" Crowell, 72, of Blytheville, passed away Friday, September 30, 2016 at his home. Bobby was born in Kennett, Missouri to James E. and Gladys (Thomason) Crowell. He was retired from Motor Appliances and Randall Company, and attended Harvest Fellowship Church in Manila. Bobby loved to hunt, fish, and read his Bible. He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Dorothy...
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Cynthia Yoerger

September 19, 2016

Cynthia Brinn Yoerger, 57, of Sheridan, Arkansas and formerly of Blytheville, passed away Monday, September 19, 2016 at Sheridan Health Care. Cynthia was born in Blytheville to Don and Betty (Miles) Brinn. She was a graduate of the Blytheville High School Class of 1977. She was preceded in death by her parents. Cynthia leaves her husband, Steven Yoerger, of Sheridan; daughter, Niki Schumacher...
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Mary Harvey

September 19, 2016

Mary Glasscock Harvey, 84, of Blytheville, passed away Monday, September 19, 2016 at Heritage Square Nursing Home. Mary was born in Blytheville to Joseph and Jennie (Bolin) Glasscock. She was retired from General Insurance Agency as a licensed agent and insurance secretary. Mary was a charter member of Trinity Baptist Church where she was a past Sunday school teacher. She was a devoted homemaker...
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Robert Dryer

September 14, 2016

Robert Dallas Dryer, 70, of Blytheville, passed away Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Robert was born in Ft. Campbell, Kentucky to Charles Wilburn and Jane Grey (Ridley) Dryer. He was a retired supervisor from Faultless Casters and also worked at Craig Lubricants. He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Elisabeth Grey Dryer. Robert leaves...
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William C. "Sonny" James

September 12, 2016

William C. "Sonny" James, 84, of Blytheville, passed away Monday, September 12, 2016 at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Sonny was born in Helena, Arkansas to Will and Virlie (Bradshaw) James. He was a retired truck driver and was a member of North 10th Street Baptist Church. Sonny loved his church and spending time with his family. When he was able, he loved to work in his yard. He...
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Jack Webster

September 11, 2016

Jack Allen Webster, 78, of Vilonia and formerly of Blytheville, passed away Sunday, September 11, 2016 at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock. Jack was born in Blytheville to Obie and Birdie (Floyd) Webster. He was a retired mechanic, specializing in foreign cars, and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Vilonia. As a veteran of the United States Navy, he served his country with much...
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Brent Allen Canada

September 8, 2016

Brent Allen Canada, 53, of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and formerly of Blytheville, passed away Thursday, September 8, 2016. Brent was born in Blytheville to Grover and Margaret Kathryn (Grable) Canada. He was a graduate of Blytheville High School and Arkansas State University. Upon graduation, Brent moved to Little Rock where he was employed by Holiday Inn Hotels as an auditor. He later moved to...
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Laverne M. Parrish

September 6, 2016

Laverne M. Parrish, 89, of Cabot, formerly of Blytheville, passed away Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at Greystone Nursing and Rehab in Cabot. Laverne was born to William Taft and Lorene (Cockran) Metzger in Hickman, Arkansas. She was a member of Main and 13th Street Church of Christ in Blytheville. Laverne loved to work in her yard and flower beds. She was preceded in death by her husband, James C...
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Forrest Glenn Knight

September 2, 2016

Forrest Glenn Knight, 62, of Gosnell, passed away Friday, September 2, 2016 at his home. Forrest was born in Batesville to Ralph and Ada (Davis) Knight. He was retired from Maverick and of the Baptist faith. He served his country in the United States Marine Corps. Forrest loved sports and was an avid Razorback fan. He loved his family and enjoyed playing games of UNO and playing with his...
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Mildred "Milly" Long Dailey

August 31, 2016

Mildred "Milly" Long Dailey, 87, of Blytheville, passed away Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at Crestpark Nursing Home in De Witt, Arkansas. Milly was born in Blytheville to Robert and Anna Jewell (Burnett) Meador. She graduated from Blytheville High School in 1947 and received her BSE from Arkansas State University, an MSE from the University of Central Arkansas, and did additional studies at...
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Laura Ann Maynard

August 30, 2016

Ann Maynard, 83, of Blytheville, passed away Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at Gosnell Healthcare in Gosnell. Ann was born in Lake City to Mance and Rosie (Caldwell) Kincaid. She was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Ann loved to take her grandchildren to the cabin in Blanchard Springs with her husband, Bo. While her children worked, she kept her grandchildren and help raise them....
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Elizabeth "Beth", Williamson

August 20, 2016

Elizabeth Ann "Beth" Williamson, 77, of Jonesboro, passed away Saturday, August 20, 2016 at her home. Born in Blytheville to Andrew and Narmeize (Stokes) White, Beth graduated from Dell High School. Beth was retired from the Blytheville Airport Authority in Blytheville where she was the bookkeeper. Over the years, Beth was the bookkeeper at the Dell Compress, Federal Compress, Cotton Growers Gin...
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Shelda Dixon

August 17, 2016

Shelda Ann Dixon, 75, of Dell, passed away Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at her home. Shelda was born in Hornersville, Missouri to Winford and Anna Roach. In 1959, she graduated from Manila High School where she was the Valedictorian of her class. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in Blytheville. Shelda loved to cook and take care of her family. She loved work in her yard and...
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Helen Holt

August 16, 2016

Helen Holt, 79, of Steele, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at her home. She was born in Palestine, Arkansas to Roy and Ora Little. She was a homemaker and of the Pentecost faith. She loved to cook and was famous for her carrot cakes. She always grew a garden to provide food for her family. Her family was always first and she made sure that her husband and family was taken care of...
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Timothy Braxton

August 5, 2016

Timothy Braxton, infant son of Justin and Rene' Braxton, passed away Friday, August 5, 2016 at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Timothy leaves his parents; big brother Kemyrius; and big sisters, Ke'Miaya and Camaron. Funeral services are Friday, August 19th at 1:00 p.m. in the Cobb Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Danny Pankey officiating. Burial will follow in Dogwood Cemetery. The...
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Betty Stark

August 5, 2016

Betty Stark, 89, of Lexington, Tennessee and formerly of Blytheville, passed away Friday, August 5, 2016 at her home. Betty was born to Adolph and Rose Ostrom in Presho, South Dakota. She was retired from American Greetings and loved to travel, especially going on cruises. Betty enjoyed yardwork and raising a big garden. After the vegetables were ready, she liked to can them with her daughters....
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Bobby Boozy

July 31, 2016

Bobby Ray Boozy, 73, of Gosnell, passed away Sunday, July 31, 2016 at his home. Bobby was born to Monroe and Grace Boozy in Missouri. He was a retired bus mechanic for the Blytheville School District and attended Gosnell Baptist Church. He loved to work on cars and travel. Bobby enjoyed spending time with his grand and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Terry...
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Myrtle Marshall

July 30, 2016

Myrtle Elizabeth Marshall, 85, of Gosnell, passed away Saturday, July 30, 2016 at her home. She was born to John and Sylvia Hodge in Vineland, Missouri. Myrtle was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She was a member and past matron of the Eastern Star. She was active with the Boy Scouts when her son was younger and was always involved in her children's activities and PTA. Myrtle was an avid...
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Frances Parish

October 31, 1935 - July 30, 2016

Frances Parish, 80, of Blytheville, passed away Saturday, July 30, 2016 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Frances was born to Homer and Dilly Hodge in Dell. She was a homemaker and was a member of Beacon Baptist Church. Frances was a faithful Christian and read her Bible daily. She prayed for her family every day and was such a great encouragement to them. Frances lived her life...
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Robert "Bob" D. Edwards

July 30, 2016

Robert "Bob" D. Edwards, 69, of Blytheville, passed away Saturday, July 30, 2016 at his home. He was born to Homer and Delores Edwards in Clearfield, Pennsylvania. Bob retired as a Lieutenant after 15 years on the Blytheville Fire Department and was a retired instructor and coordinator for the Arkansas Fire Training Academy. While instructing at the Fire Academy, Bob was instrumental in...
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Ben "Larry" Hipps

July 27, 2016

Ben "Larry" Hipps, 68, of Blytheville, passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born to George and Irene (Sheffield) Hipps, Larry was retired from Blytheville Public Works Sign and Signal Shop after working for 35 years. He attended Dogwood Road Church of Christ. Larry loved to hunt, especially with his best friend, Robert Bailey. He loved to watch Duck...
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Elizabeth Warren

July 25, 2016

Elizabeth West Warren, 91, of Blytheville, passed away Monday, July 25, 2016 at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born to Roy and Rebecca (Thompson) Mitchell, she was a homemaker and was a member of First Baptist Church. Elizabeth loved sports, and was an avid Razorbacks fan. She enjoyed going to all of her grandchildren's sporting and horseshow events. Elizabeth loved music and animals...
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Watson "Pete" Sailors

July 24, 2016

Watson "Pete" Sailors, 76, of Blytheville, passed away Sunday, July 24, 2016 at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis. Pete was born in Hale County, Alabama. He grew up in the Blytheville-Osceola area and went to Burdette School. As a young man, Pete worked on the family farm, taking care of the livestock and picking and chopping cotton. He went on to be his stepdad, Doc Webb's right hand man when...
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Henry Napier

July 18, 2016

Henry Edward Napier, 81, of Blytheville passed away Monday, July 18, 2016 at his home. Born to Samuel and Arizona Napier, Henry served his country honorably before retiring from the United States Air Force. After retirement, he worked in HVAC repair. He was an active member and past Master of the Masonic Lodge. He was also a past patron of the Order of the Eastern Star. Henry was a member of...
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Sandra Ephlin

July 17, 2016

Sandra Sue Ephlin, 70, of Luxora, passed away Sunday, July 17, 2016 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born to John and Susie Barch, Sandra was a quality control tech at American Greetings. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Luxora. Sandra loved to cook and spend time with her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Ephlin; her parents; brothers, Paul...
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William Tomlinson, Jr.

July 16, 2016

William Tomlinson, Jr., passed away July 16, 2016. All services are pending. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.cobbfuneralhome.com.
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