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Lonnie Holdaway

February 6, 2016

Lonnie Eugene Holdaway, 45, of Blytheville, passed away Saturday, February 6, 2016 at his home. Born to Bobby and Sandra (Razer) Holdaway, Lonnie was the former parts manager at Blytheville Ford Lincoln and Mercury. He was an avid Oklahoma Sooners fan and loved playing with his great niece and nephew. He was preceded in death by his father. Lonnie is survived by his wife, Cyndi Hillis Holdaway...
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Sarah Kirk

February 5, 2016

Sarah Lee Kirk, 78, of Steele, Missouri, made entry into her heavenly home Friday, February 5, 2016 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Born to Monroe and Rosa (Mullins) King, Sarah was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. Sarah attended both Holland and Cooter schools. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Steele. Sarah was the former chairman of the...
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Ethan Robert Scott

February 5, 2016

Ethan Robert Scott, 7 month old infant son of Ashton and Jason Scott, passed away Friday, February 5, 2016 at his home. Ethan was born in Blytheville and attended Eastside Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Robert Guilliams; and uncle, Phillip MacDonald. Ethan leaves his parents, Ashton and Jason Scott of the home; his big brother, Braden Scott of the home;...
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Ross Smith

February 3, 2016

William Ross Smith, 35, of Blytheville, passed away Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at his home. Ross was a graduate of Blytheville High School. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from the University of Mississippi, where he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He was also a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Blytheville. Ross was an integral part of the family...
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Mary Marie Anderson

February 1, 2016

Mary Marie Anderson, 82, of Cooter, Missouri, passed away Monday, February 1, 2016 at her home. Born to Edgar and Annie (Rider) Miller, Marie was a homemaker. She was a member of Tyler Church of God. Church was her life and she played a very active role in her church. Marie was a former Sunday school teacher and the Sunday school superintendent. She was also the youth choir leader. Marie was an...
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William Hershel Gray

February 1, 2016

Hershel Gray, 92, of Blytheville, passed away Monday, February 1, 2016 at Flo and Phil Hospice House in Jonesboro. Born to Hannah and Annie (Hearn) Gray, Hershel was a welder, at Thrall Car welding box cars in Chicago Heights, Illinois. He was also an employee at ACCO in Blytheville. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during World War II. Mr. Gray was a member of Ruddle...
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Peggy Hale

February 1, 2016

Peggy Hale, 66, of Blytheville, passed away Monday, February 1, 2016 at her home. Born to Delbert "Big Boy" and Irene (McCarroll) Cannon, Peggy was the payroll officer at Arkansas Northeastern College. She was very dedicated to her job. In her free time, Peggy enjoyed putting together jigsaw puzzles and going with her husband to antique car shows. She was an animal lover. She also enjoyed...
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Martha Young

January 31, 2016

Martha Young, 79, of Blytheville, passed away Sunday, January 31, 2016 at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born to Elbert and Hazel (Teague) Wharton, Martha was a retired teacher from Blytheville High School. She earned her Bachelor's degree in education at Arkansas State Teachers College, which is now University of Central Arkansas. Martha was of the Methodist faith and was a member...
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Virginia Westmorlan

October 13, 1921 - January 31, 2016

Virginia Lee Westmorlan, 94, of Kennett, Missouri, passed away Sunday, January 31, 2016 at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett, Missouri. Born to Ira and Florence Parks, she was a homemaker and loved gardening. Mrs. Westmorlan was of the Pentecost faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bert Westmoreland; her parents; sons, Charles Ford and Richard Utley; granddaughters,...
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James Farmer

January 28, 2016

James Winford Farmer, 80, of Blytheville, passed away Thursday, January 28, 2016 at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro. Born to Clyde and Mamie Farmer, James was a retired, honorable veteran of the United State Air Force. He served in the Korean and Vietnam wars. Mr. Farmer was a member of the American Legion and NCOA. James was also a member of Pathway Ministries. He was a loving father,...
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Jean Smith

January 27, 2016

Jean Smith, 91, of Blytheville, passed away Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Jean was born in Terra Haute, Indiana in 1924. Mrs. Smith was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Blytheville. She was a member of the Altar Society and Blytheville Junior Auxiliary. Jean was the co-owner of Lad and Lassie Toy Store. She also loved to travel....
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Vivian Ruth Perkins

January 21, 2016

Vivian Ruth Perkins, 87, of Luxora passed away Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 at St. Bernards Hospital in Jonesboro. She was a resident at Heritage Square Nursing Home for the past six years. She was born in 1928 in Decatur, Ala. to the late Earnest and Inez Coggins. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Travis Perkins; six brothers, Cecil Coggins, Glenn Coggins, Turner Coggins, James...
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Jesilene Burton

January 18, 2016

Jesilene Long Burton, of Blytheville, died on January 18, 2016 at the age of 101. Jesilene was born February 8, 1914 on her family farm in Gosnell, Arkansas, which became Blytheville Army Airfield in 1942. She was the eldest child of James C. Long and Media Crawford Long. After receiving her nursing degree from the Nursing School of Blytheville Hospital, Jesilene worked for over 50 years as...
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Vaughn Jerome

January 18, 2016

Mr. Vaughn Acton Jerome, 70, died January 18, 2016 at his home in Blytheville. Born April 23, 1945 in Blytheville, he was the son of Dr. Newell G. Jerome and Margaret Jane Acton Jerome. He attended the Blytheville Schools, graduating in 1963. He was an Eagle Scout. Mr. Jerome graduated from Arkansas State University in 1967 with a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education. He was a member of Lambda...
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Warren Nelson

January 14, 2016

Warren Nelson, age 67 of Hot Springs, Arkansas, passed away Thursday, January 14, 2016 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later time. Cobb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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Virginia "Ginny" Fisher

January 13, 2016

Mrs. Virginia "Ginny" O. Hill Fisher, age 91, of Blytheville, passed away Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Born to R.O. and Laverna Hill, Ginny graduated from Blytheville High School in 1942. In 1945, she married N. B. Fisher and moved to California. Ginny worked as a civil service employee most of her life. She worked at Aerojet General in Sacramento...
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Charles "Chuck" Tice

December 31, 2015

Charles "Chuck" Tice, age 73, of Blytheville, passed away Thursday, December 31, 2015 at his home. Born to Frederick and Mildred C. Tice, Chuck was the Postmaster at the Armorel Post Office for many years. He was a faithful member of First Baptist Church and was also a faithful deacon in serving his church. Chuck's faith and relationship with God would get him through any challenges he faced in...
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Juanita "Nita" Holmes

December 30, 2015

Juanita "Nita" Boyd Holmes, age 95, of Blytheville, passed away Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at Heritage Square Nursing Center in Blytheville. Born to Richard and Lena Mae Boyd, Juanita was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She was a member of Clear Lake Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school for many years. She was also a member of the Mississippi County Extension Club and the...
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Alta Kincaid

December 29, 2015

Alta Davis Kincaid, 98, of Blytheville, died Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti, Missouri. Born to Lee and Lucy (Lamb) Davis, Alta was retired from Ango where she was a seamstress. She enjoyed the outdoors and doing things such as gardening, fishing, and hunting. Alta loved her family, children, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. In addition to...
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Patricia Singleton

December 21, 2015

Mrs. Pat Lawrence Singleton, of Blytheville; died Monday, December 21, 2015. Born to Paul and Elva Lawrence, she spent her entire life in Blytheville. Mrs. Singleton was a faithful member of First Baptist Church, as well as an active part of the community. She was a member of Chapter D, PEO; Ladybug Garden Club and Mutual Fun Investment Club. Keeping her the busiest, was her role of Momma Pat....
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Mary Frances Clayton White

October 2, 1938 - December 18, 2015

Mary White, age 77, of Blytheville passed away Friday, December 18, 2015, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett, Missouri. Born to Corbitt and Myrtle Haynes Clayton in Wardell, Missouri, Mary was a homemaker and was of the Methodist faith. She was a lifelong resident of Blytheville. Mary was an avid golfer, and was a member of the Blytheville Country Club for many years. Mary loved...
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Dennis McCall

December 11, 2015

Dennis L. McCall, age 58, of Blytheville, passed away Friday, December 11, 2015. Born to Billy Joe and Nellie Jewell (Pendergrass) McCall, Dennis was an Inside Sales Representative for H.W. Jenkins Lumber Company and was of the Baptist faith. He had a passion for motorcycles. He was preceded in death by his father. Dennis is survived by his wife, Teresa Turpin McCall; mother, Nellie of...
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Betty Bunn

December 9, 2015

Betty Joyce Bunn, age 85, of Blytheville, passed away Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro. Born to Kyle and Ila (Dickson) Ball, Betty was retired from Hancock Fabrics and was of the Baptist faith. She also worked at the Blytheville Cotton Classing office. She was a member of Clearlake Baptist Church, and worked as the church secretary for many years. Betty was an...
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Rhonda Williamson

December 9, 2015

Mrs. Rhonda Sue Williamson, 48 of Steele, died Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Born in Morgan City, Louisiana, Rhonda lived in the Steele-Cooter area for most of her life. Mrs. Williamson was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal faith. She loved ice cream, late night trips to Taco Bell, and riding around and looking for deer. She also loved...
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Billy Reed

December 6, 2015

Billy Earl Reed, age 74, of Blytheville, passed away Sunday, December 6, 2015 at his home. Born to Leonard and Willie (Tinny) Reed, Billy was retired from Motion Industries and was a former employee of the City of Blytheville. He loved the outdoors. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and Billy loved his yard and doing yardwork. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Leo Reed and...
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Pamela Richardson Bell

December 4, 2015

Pamela S. Richardson Bell, age 42, of Nashville, Tennessee and a former resident of Blytheville, passed from this life on Friday, December 4, 2015 at the Southern Hills Medical Center in Nashville. She was born to Bobby Wayne and Vilia Intontinit Richardson in Grand Island, Nebraska. Pamela was a graduate of Akron University in Ohio where she received her master's degree in Computer Science...
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Jack R. McBride

December 4, 2015

Jack Russell McBride, Jr., age 65, of Blytheville, passed away Friday, December 4, 2015 at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital in Fairbanks, Alaska. Born to Jack R. McBride, Sr. and Bea Ledbetter, Jack worked for J. E. Phillips & Sons for 36 years. He deeply loved the Lord, his family, and his friends. He could usually be found smiling, shaking someone's hand, playing with his grandchildren, and...
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Carolyn Sue Baugus

December 2, 2015

Carolyn Sue Baugus, age 75, of Blytheville, passed from this life Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Born to Joseph Lawrence and Elsie Jackson Fulgham, Carolyn was retired from the Blytheville School District as a bus aide and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Joan Gillihan. Carolyn is survived by...
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Martha Graham

December 2, 2015

Martha Lu Brown Graham, age 87, of Fort Smith and formerly of Blytheville, passed from this life Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at Peachtree Palliative Care Unit in Fort Smith. Born to Charles Frances and Maudetta Bishop Brown, Martha was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. She was also a former bank teller and owned her own daycare. Spending time at church or with family and friends was most...
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Bob Herron

November 28, 2015

Bob Herron, age 81 of Luxora, passed from this life Saturday November 28, 2015 at his home. Born to William and Ada (White) Herron, Bob was a retired farmer, working for Edwin Stubblefield, Ashmore and Brown Farms, and Charles Bennett farms. In his spare time, he liked to garden and raise barnyard animals. In the fall, Bob loved to travel and see all of the changing fall colors. He was...
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Buddy Metzger

November 27, 2015

W.T. "Buddy" Metzger, Jr., age 85 of Blytheville, passed away Friday, November 27, 2015 at Unity Harris Hospital in Newport. Born to William Taft and Lorene (Cockran) Metzger, Buddy was a retired farmer and attended Pathway Church of God. He a former Chairman of the Mississippi County Election Commission, a former board member of Chickasawba Hospital, and a Mason. He was preceded in death by...
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Jewel Mae Peterson

November 25, 1937 - November 26, 2015

Jewel Mae Peterson, age 78 of Blytheville, passed from this life Thursday, November 26, 2015 at her home. Born to R. F. and Evelyne Greene Monroe, Jewel was a cook at Scotty's and was of the Baptist faith. She was also a cook at Blytheville Truck Stop for over 30 years, and made the best homemade buttermilk biscuits. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Peterson; and her parents. ...
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Mildred West

November 14, 2015

Mildred Jennie West, age 91 of Blytheville, passed from this life Saturday, November 14, 2015 at her home. Born to Edmond and Elizabeth Gibbs, Mildred was the owner of West Grocery, and was in the grocery business for 50 years. She was a longtime faithful member and servant of God at Armorel Baptist Church, where she taught Awana for many years. Mrs. West was a very special person to so many...
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Ray Gill

November 11, 2015

Ray Alan Gill, age 64 of Steele, Missouri and formerly of Blytheville, passed from this life early Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at his home. Born in Blytheville to Ira Ray and Eva Bell (Lannum) Gill, Ray was the owner/operator of River City Spice Company. He graduated from Blytheville High School in 1969 and attended Kentucky State upon graduation. Ray was a machinist until he went into the...
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Ronald Thacker

November 10, 2015

Ronald Thacker, Sr., age 67 of Gosnell, passed from this life Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at his home. Born to Belton V. and Mavis (Lawson) Thacker, he was a retired custodian for Blytheville School District. Ronald like to hunt and fish. He was very artistic and loved to draw. He enjoyed carpentry work and building things. He is preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Donald Thacker. ...
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Rachel Elliott

July 9, 1954 - November 10, 2015

Rachel "Chickie" Elliott, age 61 of Blytheville, passed from this life Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at her home. Born to Melvin Lee and Ardis Mae Ray, she was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. Rachel was an accomplished seamstress. She loved to make quilts and blankets for babies. She also liked to do crafts. Her greatest love was her sons, along with family and church. She was preceded in...
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Donna Hughes

November 9, 2015

Donna Hughes, 67, of Muskogee, Oklahoma and formerly of Blytheville, departed this life Monday morning, November 9, 2015 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Donna was born in Blytheville to Clarence Leo Wilson and Gearthery "Cranford" Wilson. She graduated Blytheville High School and attended Arkansas State University. She was a former greenhouse manager at Fasco Farm Supply. Donna held strong to her faith. She...
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Roy Abshier

February 4, 1922 - November 1, 2015

Roy E. Abshier, 93, Blytheville, passed from this life on November 1, 2015. Roy was born in Detroit, MI, February 4, 1922. Soon after graduating from high school in Detroit, he joined the United States Army. After serving 23 years, he retired from the Army in 1963, as an E6. His last tour of service was at Presidio (San Francisco, CA) he was the Tower Chief overseeing Air Traffic Control. He...
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Dorothy Gillett

October 31, 2015

Dorothy Mahan Gillett, age 90 of Dyess, passed from this life Saturday, October 31, 2015 at her home. Born to Evan and Willie (Martin) Mahan, Dorothy was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She was a member of Dyess Central Baptist Church and had a strong Christian faith. Dorothy loved her church and her family. Her hobby was crocheting. The main enjoyments in her life were her children,...
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Bette Ledbetter

October 28, 2015

Bette Ledbetter, age 90 of Blytheville, received her golden wings from Jesus on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro. Born to Ewell Edkar and Hattie Faye Butler Davis in Lilbourne, Missouri, she was a lifelong resident and a Pioneer Member of the First Baptist Church. When looking back on the life of Bette, women everywhere should stand and applaud. She helped to...
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Dennis Fisher

October 28, 2015

Dennis Fisher age 74 of Blytheville, passed from this life Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at his home. Dennis was born in Blytheville to Harry and Opal Orentha Brooks Fisher. He was employed at Systems and was of the Baptist Faith. Dennis was an individual who brought many people through some pretty hard times in their lives. He had a unique ability to lead, encourage, uplift, and instill hope in...
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Rhonda Bradley

October 27, 2015

Rhonda Bradley, 65 of Poplar Bluff, Missouri and formerly of Holland, Missouri, passed from this life Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at Hunter Acres Caring Center in Sikeston, Missouri. Funeral services will be Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in the Cobb Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until service time.
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Shirley Ramey

October 26, 2015

Shirley Faye Ramey, 61 of Blytheville, passed from this life Monday, October 26, 2015 at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born to James Alonzo and Ava (Vincent) Page, she was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. Shirley loved the holidays. She always got excited around the holidays, and enjoyed cooking and decorating for them. She was a wonderful cook, and her favorite was making...
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David Gordon

October 23, 2015

David Wayne Gordon, 70, of Coppell, Texas and formerly of Blytheville, passed away Friday, October 23, 2015. He was born in Chicago, Illinois to the late George and Evelean Gordon. He was a diesel mechanic and loved to tinker with anything that needed fixing. As a member of The Shepherd's House Church, he delighted in serving others. He found a special place to help at the House of Bread. He...
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Gary Tanner

October 23, 2015

Mr. Gary Dean Tanner, age 63 of Blytheville, passed from this life on Friday, October 23, 2015 at his home. Born to Bill and Geneva Crabb Tanner in Portland, Oregon, he was a disabled Veteran having served his country with honor in the United States Army. Gary proudly served two tours in Vietnam and will always be a true hero and American Patriot. He was an individual who was dedicated to and...
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John Hartmann

October 23, 2015

John Richard Hartmann, 69 of Blytheville, passed from this life Friday, October 23, 2015 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Born to Phillip G. and Helen Marie (Otte) Hartmann, John was a retired maintenance worker at Tenaris. He loved his work and was very dedicated. One of John's hobbies was model trains. He loved to collect and watch them. He was preceded in death by his...
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Lounelle McNair

October 22, 2015

Lounelle Easley McNair, 91, of Medina, Tennessee and formerly of Blytheville, passed from this life Thursday, October 22, 2015 at Avalon Hospice in Jackson, Tennessee. Born to John H. and Carrie Dean Ellis Easley, Lounelle was an Educator and of the Baptist faith. She graduated from Arkansas State University, where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Education. Lounelle was a member of Beacon...
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Mary Lowe

December 4, 1936 - October 19, 2015

Mary Lowe, 78, of Osceola, passed from this life Monday, October 19, 2015 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Born to Gilbert and Ione Blackburn Hannaford, she was a homemaker and enjoyed working in her flower beds, reading her bible, spending time in prayer and was a member of First Baptist Church in Osceola. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Lowe; her...
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Luella Little

October 16, 2015

Luella Little, age 87 of Blytheville, and widow of Tom Little, Jr., died Friday, October 16, 2015 at her home. Born to Thomas J. and Mae Smith Barnes, Luella was a graduate of Blytheville High School where she was a cheerleader. After high school, Luella graduated from Arkansas State University and was an Indian Beauty. She also attended The University of Arkansas, where she was a Razorback...
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Karen Cassidy

October 14, 2015

Karen Sue Cassidy, 67 of Steele, Missouri and formerly of Blytheville, passed from this life Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro. Born to James Thomas and Edna Mae Neal Jones, she was a retired human services clerk at Wal-Mart. She enjoyed her life, along with her dog and retirement. Karen loved her family, and cherished and adored her grandson. She was preceded in...
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Carrie Sue Berry

October 6, 2015

Carrie Sue Berry passed away October 6, 2015 at her home in Franklin, Tennessee. Born in Blytheville, Arkansas to Jim Allen and Zada Stallings Haynes in 1934, she had been a resident of Tennessee since 1958, and Williamson county resident since 1977. Carrie was a member of First Baptist Church, 7th& Broadway, Nashville, Tennessee since 1959. Although she attended Blue Mountain College only one...
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Gregory Alan Watts

September 30, 2015

Greg Watts, age 52 of Blytheville, died September 30, 2015 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Born in Kennett, Missouri to Gene Watts and Mary Jane Burden Watts, he was a 1981 graduate of Kennett High School, an Eagle Scout, and a faithful member of Mary's Chapel Baptist Church at Huffman, Arkansas. Greg was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Jane Robertson; nephew,...
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Barney McGill

September 29, 2015

Barney Z. McGill, age 91 of Luxora, passed peacefully from this world to his eternal home on Tuesday, September 29, 2015, at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Born to Daniel and Annie Baswell McGill, Barney was a retired farmer. He was a workaholic. If he was working, he was happy. Working was his hobby, and he worked hard at a fast pace. He was preceded in death by his...
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Prudence Teale

September 28, 2015

Prudence W. Teale, age 89, passed away July 31, 2015 at her home in Ocala, Florida. She was born July 24, 1926 in Jersey City, New Jersey to Chester McNally and Margret McKenzie. She resided in Blytheville, Arkansas for many years, working alongside her husband, George W. Teale at Blytheville Country Club. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Nancy and four husbands, George W....
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Tilda Streeter Kinnel

September 14, 2015

Tilda Ann Streeter Kinnel, 93 years of age, departed this life on September 14, 2015 at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Ray and Pauline Hastings in Doniphan, Missouri, where she had been living for the past year. Prior to that, she lived in Blytheville, Arkansas for sixty-three years. She was born in Lake Village, Arkansas on October, 22, 1921 to David and Etta Woods Walker, and was the...
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Doris Welch

September 8, 2015

Mrs. Doris Virginia Welch, 75 of Blytheville, AR and formerly of Hosston, LA, died Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at Gosnell Living Center. Born in Guntersville, AL, January 23, 1940, the daughter of Grady and Aletha Morrison, she was a very devoted wife who helped her husband when needed on their farm. She was a loving mother. Although a homemaker her creativity supplemented their income. She...
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Leslie Tolley

September 1, 2015

Leslie T. Tolley went to be with the Lord Tuesday, September 1, 2015. He was 88 years old. He was born in May of 1927, at Bible Hill, north of Parsons, Tennessee, to Cynthia Gulledge Tolley and George Thomas Tolley. He grew up on the family farm and graduated from Parsons High School. He served in the U.S. Army from November 21, 1945, through February 5, 1947. He achieved the rank of T/5. He...
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Jimmy Holt

August 31, 2015

Jimmy R. Holt, age 63 of Gosnell, passed from this life Monday, August 31, 2015 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Born to James "Ed" and Captola (Green) Holt, Jimmy was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and a wrestling fan. When he was younger, he enjoyed playing baseball with his great nephews. Jimmy was a great person, always helping anyone at any time. He was always a cut...
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Roy Bidwell, Jr.

August 30, 2015

Roy William Bidwell Jr., age 90 of Fayetteville, Arkansas and a former resident of Blytheville, Arkansas and Paducah, Kentucky passed from this life on Sunday, August 30, 2015 at Walker Hospice Home in Fayetteville. Born to Roy William and Susie Kate Scott Bidwell in Burdette, Arkansas he was of the Protestant Faith. Roy was a veteran of the United States Army and the United States Air Force...
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Grete Butler

August 29, 2015

Grete Butler, 87, of Fletcher, North Carolina and formerly of Blytheville, passed from this life Saturday, August 29, 2015. Grete was born in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany to Johenn and Lina Malerhofer Weber. She moved to the United States in 1955, and moved to Blytheville in 1988 after retirement in Rome, New York. She was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Blytheville. She was...
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Debra Dawn "Debbie" Ireland

September 14, 1956 - August 28, 2015

Debbie Darst Ireland, age 58 of Gosnell, passed from this life on Friday, August 28, 2015 at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born to William Lee and Orpha Mae Ostrum Darst in San Antonio, Texas, she was a Production Clerk at Nibco and of the Lutheran Faith. Debbie's favorite pastime was shopping for Diamonds. It wasn't unusual for her to spend hours in a store searching...
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Alma Sue McGruder

August 27, 2015

Alma Sue Holmes McGruder entered Heaven's gates on August 27, 2015 at the age of 88. Sue was born in Reyno, Arkansas, the daughter of James and Allie Holmes on April 3, 1927. Sue was a lifelong resident of Blytheville, Arkansas and raised her family on Promiseland Road. Most recently, she was a resident at Huntington Place, assisted living facility in Rockledge, Florida. A consummate Mother...
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Merrill Osborne

August 24, 2015

Dr. Merrill J. Osborne, M.D., age 90 of Memphis, Tennessee and formerly of Blytheville, Arkansas, passed from this life on Monday, August 24, 2015 at Germantown Methodist Hospital in Germantown, Tennessee. He was born on May 12, 1925 in Leachville, Arkansas to Bryan and Lois Jurich Osborne. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Virginia Wright and his loving son, James Michael...
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Dixie Hart

August 19, 2015

Dixie Charles Hart, age 78 of Blytheville, passed from this life Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born to Herman and Faye (Forrest) Hart, Dixie was retired from American Greetings, and Arkansas Northeastern College where he was a security guard. He was a member of Beacon Baptist Church. Dixie was known for great BBQ. He was an awesome cook on the grill,...
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John Correnti

August 18, 2015

John David Correnti, age 68 of Blytheville, passed from this life Tuesday, August 18, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. John was born to Nicholas and Sara Correnti in Mount Morris, New York. He had been a resident of Blytheville, Arkansas since 1987. John spent his life in the steel industry. He had an illustrious career having previously been at the helm of Nucor, Birmingham Steel, SeverCorr, Big...
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Carolyn Beecy

August 17, 2015

Carolyn Jean "Jeannie" Greenfield Beecy, age 49 of Blytheville, passed from this life Monday, August 17, 2015 at her home. Born to Charles "Bud" and Reba (Jackson) Greenfield, Carolyn was a Media Specialist for the Blytheville School District and a former Teacher. She was of the Baptist faith. She loved to be in a classroom full of children, and always got to know each one individually. Her...
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Dwight Williams

August 17, 2015

Dwight Williams, 87 of Blytheville, died August 17, 2015 in Jonesboro. Born to Ellis and Myrtle Williams in Beach Grove, Arkansas he was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Blytheville. Dwight went on to become a successful Coach, Teacher, Principle and Administrator. He enjoyed his family immensely and shared many good times and years of happiness. Dwight "Coach" Williams was an...
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Corena Hughes

August 16, 2015

Corena Morgan Hughes (Mrs. Paul C Hughes), 96, passed away peacefully in Memphis on the morning of August 16, 2015. Hughes was born April 25, 1919, at home in rural southern Arkansas near Tichnor, Arkansas to Fred and Nellie Morgan, she was raised in and graduated from High School in Gillett, Arkansas; she was married to Paul C. Hughes in Memphis, Tennessee September 22, 1951. She resided in...
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Lucille Yankee

August 15, 2015

Lucille Yankee, 86, of Blytheville, passed from this life Saturday, August 15, 2015 at her home. Born to Earl and Ida Mae (Lamb) Wadkins, Lucille was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. Fishing was one of her favorite things to do. She loved going to Hardy with her husband, L.D. Yankee. Lucille would go to deer camp and was the camp cook. She also loved to go to Hardee's for breakfast...
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John Stovall

August 13, 2015

John Robert Stovall, 77, passed away on August 13th in Clear Lake, Texas. He was born in Blytheville, Arkansas to James and Bernice Stovall. John is survived by his wife, Lynn Stovall, sons, Mike and Robert, and grandchildren, Benjamin, Sydney, and Blake, and numerous family members and friends. When his nation called he answered by joining the Army and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. He...
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Faye Tolley

August 13, 2015

Faye Helen Todd Tolley of Blytheville, went to be with the Lord Thursday, August 13, 2015. She was 86 years old. She was born in Parsons, Tennessee, to Gussie and Hubert Todd. Faye's father died when she was two, and she and her two brothers, Fred and Vaughn, grew up on a farm in Parsons. Faye married her high school sweetheart, Leslie T. Tolley, August 3, 1947, in Corinth, MS, and they lived...
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Barbara Lollar

August 10, 2015

Barbara Lollar, age 71 of Blytheville, passed from this life Monday, August 10, 2015 at Baptist Memorial East Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Born to Curry and Martha (Pritchard) Treadway, Barbara was a saleswoman and was of the Pentecostal faith. She loved outdoors, doing things such as fishing and working in the vegetable garden. Her favorite flower was a rose. Barbara also liked to watch...
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Lois Crawford

August 9, 2015

Lois Crawford, age 88 of Dell, passed from this life Sunday, August 9, 2015 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Derby, Indiana, she was the daughter of John W. and Odessa (Conner) Gaither. Mrs. Crawford was a homemaker and was of the Methodist faith. She was a faithful member of Dell Methodist Church. One of her favorite past times was solving crossword puzzles. Mrs. Crawford...
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Amy Hall

August 9, 2015

Amy Elizabeth Hall, age 59 of Blytheville, passed from this life Sunday, August 9, 2015 at her home. Born to Nelson and Juliet Stephens Cox, Amy was a seamstress and was of the Baptist faith. She was a member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church, where she taught children's church. She also loved to sing. Amy was active and loved to swim, play tennis and ping pong. Amy is preceded in death by her...
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Judy Belknap

August 8, 2015

Judy F. Belknap, age 77, of Osceola and formerly of Blytheville, passed from this life Saturday, August 8, 2015 at Osceola Therapy and Living. Born to William and Willie (Storey) Michael, Judy was retired from American Greeting Corporation. She also worked as a teacher's assistant, as well as a sales clerk at McCaughey's Jewelry. Judy was of the Baptist faith. Judy was a wonderful mother and...
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Jimmy "Tiny" Franks

August 6, 2015

Jimmy "Tiny" Franks, 63, of Blytheville, passed from this life Thursday, August 6, 2015 at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro. Born to Howard and Janie (Jordan) Franks, Jimmy served our country with honor as part of the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He was a retired mechanic for Stracener Brothers Construction Company. Jimmy was also a former mechanic for the Littrell Ford...
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Richard Rose

February 13, 1927 - August 4, 2015

Mr. Richard Townsend Rose departed this life on August 4, 2015, at the age of 88. He was born February 13, 1927 to the late Charles Richard and Mary Katherine Rose in Osceola, Arkansas. He lived in Blytheville most of his life and was a member of The First Christian Church. Mr. Rose attended the Tennessee Military Institute in Sweetwater, TN and the University of Arkansas where he was a member...
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Panethil "SiS" Goodman

June 19, 1922 - August 1, 2015

Panethil Goodman, 93, widow of Paul Goodman, died August 1, 2015 in Blytheville. Born to Carl and Molly Greer Warren in Tyler, Missouri she was a retired Cook at Geriatrics' Nursing Home, and a Baptist. Panethil is survived by daughter, Sharon Campbell Scott and her husband Bobby; Grandchildren, Jesse Campbell, wife Chasity, and their daughter Cambrie; Step-grandchildren, Brandy Jeffrey,...
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Jean Henderson

December 9, 1923 - July 29, 2015

Jean Henderson, age 91 of Blytheville, departed this life Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born to Joseph and Eva Beal Whitaker, Jean was a retired Medical Insurance Clerk and was a believer in Jesus since her early childhood. She was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church in Blytheville where she served as pianist for her S.S. department and...
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Robert Lipscomb

February 23, 1916 - July 28, 2015

Robert A. "Bob" Lipscomb of Jonesboro, formerly of Blytheville, died at the home of his son on July 28, 2015, at the age of 99. Bob was born February 23, 1916, and attended kindergarten on the Southeast Missouri State College campus. He graduated from Cape Central High School in 1934 and graduated from Southeast Missouri State College in 1940 with a double major in Music, and Commerce and...
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Ella "Jean" Thompson

July 27, 2015

Jean Thompson age 85, of Blytheville, passed from this life Monday, July 27, 2015 in Memphis, Tennessee. She was born in West Point, Arkansas to Wayne and Corinne (Hamilton) Williams. Mrs. Thompson was a retired school teacher at Dell and Gosnell Public Schools. When she taught at Dell, she sponsored all of the Senior trips to Florida. She was a member of First Baptist Church where she was...
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Joey Askue

October 3, 1990 - July 26, 2015

Joey Lee Askue II, age 24 of Armorel, passed from this life Sunday, July 26, 2015. Joey was born to Joey Askue and Bobbye Randallyn Fleeman in Blytheville and worked for Wallace and Stout Farms. Joey was a lifetime resident except for the years of honorable service to his country as a United States Marine. Joey loved to work the farm. His love for being outdoors, to work the soil and see...
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Robert Payne

July 3, 1937 - July 26, 2015

Robert "Bob" F. Payne, Sr. age 78, of Blytheville, passed from this life Sunday, July 26, 2015 at his home. He was born to William H. and Louella (Tate) Payne in the Ekron Community, and was a lifelong area resident. Robert retired from Terra Chemical Company. He was a U. S. Army veteran, and an active member of the North Tenth Street Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon. He also served...
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Jimmie Rucker, Sr.

July 22, 2015

Jimmie Lee Rucker, Sr, age 76 of Blytheville passed from this life Wednesday, July 22, 2015. He was born in Shady Grove, Virginia and was a member of the Holland Baptist Church in Holland, Missouri. Jimmie served his country and retired from the U.S. Air Force. He then served his community faithfully. Jimmie was a paramedic with Great River Medical Center, Baptist Hospital, Mississippi County...
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Ruth Briley

September 26, 1928 - July 18, 2015

Ruth Ramona Duncan Briley, age 86 of Blytheville passed from this life on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at the StoneBridge Assisted Living and Rehab Center in Blytheville. Born to James and Siena Wilbanks Duncan in Savannah, Tennessee she was a resident of Blytheville for most of her life. Ruth was a member of the First Baptist Church in Blytheville and worked at various places such as Grabar's, Katz...
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Katherine Solomon Macre

July 24, 1927 - July 17, 2015

Katherine Solomon Macre, age 86 of Germantown, Tennessee and formerly of Blytheville passed from this life on Friday, July 17, 2015 at the Quince Nursing and Rehab Facility in Memphis, Tennessee. Born to John and Louise Gundlich Solomon in Washington, Pennsylvania she was an area resident for most of her life and a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church where she served as a member...
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Hershel Lollar

July 14, 2015

Mr. Hershel Lollar, age 74 of Blytheville, passed from this life on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at the St. Bernard Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born to J.B. and Alberta Roberts Lollar in Blytheville, he was a lifelong area resident and of the Pentecostal faith. He was preceded in death by his mother. Hershel served his country with honor as a soldier in the United States Army during the...
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Ova Bearden

January 21, 1931 - July 13, 2015

Ova Dean Meacham Bearden, age 84 of Blytheville, passed from this life on Monday, July 13, 2015 at her home. Born to William and Jessie Perry Vasser in Manila, Arkansas, she was a lifelong area resident, retired employee of Bush's Canning Company and of the Baptist Faith. Ova Dean was preceded in death by her husbands, J. B. Meacham and Van D. "Bill" Bearden; daughter Shirley Meacham Nimmo and...
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Phyllis Bryeans

January 4, 1948 - July 11, 2015

Phyllis Bryeans, age 67 of Gosnell, passed from this life Saturday, July 11, 2015 at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Phyllis was born in Blytheville to Roy E. and Charlcine (Thorn) Ford, and was an area resident all of her life. She was a retired beautician, and a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved her family dearly, but when her grandchildren walked in, she would...
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Judy Marie Zarnes Lilly

February 26, 1953 - July 2, 2015

Judy Marie Zarnes Lilly, age 62 of Manila and formerly of Blytheville passed from this life on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at the South Mississippi County Medical Center in Osceola, Arkansas. Born to Harland and Elsie Mae Thompson Zarnes in Blytheville, she lived in the surrounding area for most of her life, attended the Manila First Baptist Church and was a member of Bethany Baptist Church in Gosnell...
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L.H. Gaines

August 27, 1926 - July 2, 2015

L. H. Gaines Mr. Luverl H. Gaines, age 88 of Blytheville, Arkansas passed from this life on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at the Lynchburg Nursing Center in Lynchburg, Tennessee. Born to Bonnie and Ollie Alexander Gaines in the Half Moon Community, near Blytheville, Arkansas, he became a successful farmer and spent most of his life in the Blytheville area. He was a decorated veteran of the U.S. Army...
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Wanda Smith

June 26, 2015

Wanda Jean Smith lost her battle with cancer June 26, 2015. She battled valiantly but in the end she may have lost her battle with cancer but she won the war of life. She went home to be with the Lord that loves her and died for her. Wanda was a phlebotomist for Quest Diagnostics. She loved people and had a heart of gold. Wanda was preceded in death by one son, James Richard Britt that died...
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Wanda Stutts

July 16, 1929 - June 23, 2015

Wanda Lee Stutts, age 85 of Manila, passed from this life on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at St. Bernard's Hospital in Jonesboro. Born to Harry L. and Ethel (Click) King in Manila, she was a lifelong resident and an active member of Little River Baptist Church, serving many years as teacher for Vacation Bible School and Sunday school. A 1946 graduate of Manila High School, Wanda was honored as...
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Shelby Swift

May 19, 1946 - June 20, 2015

Shelby Swift, age 69 of Natchez, Mississippi, formerly of Blytheville, passed from this life on Saturday, June 20. 2015 at the Promise Hospital in Vidalia, Louisiana. Born to Hugh and Martha Mary Spriggs Hackworth in Heber Springs, Arkansas she was a homemaker, former cook and waitress at Pastime Pool Hall. Shelby was a former member of North 10th Street Baptist Church and enjoyed cross stitch,...
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Judy Hardin

June 14, 2015

Judy Ann Hardin, 68, of Blytheville, passed from this life Sunday, June 14, 2015 at Northbrooke Rehab and Nursing Home in Jackson, Tennessee. Born to Allen and Elsie Bradley Hardin, Judy was a graduate of the University of Arkansas. She was a retired advanced Math and Science teacher at Blytheville High School, along with Mississippi County Community College. Judy enjoyed reading, putting...
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Patricia Hubbell

June 11, 2015

Patricia Rogers Hubbell, age 69, of Marked Tree, passed from this life Thursday, June 11, 2015 at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born to Donald and Sarah Lunsford Rogers, Patricia was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She was active in church and was involved with the Special Olympics. She loved the outdoors. Patricia was a devoted wife and mother. She is preceded in...
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Carolyn Gilliam

June 10, 2015

Carolyn Gilliam, age 69, of Blytheville passed from this life Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at Heritage Square Nursing Home in Blytheville. Born to R.O. and Iantha Rustin Wooldridge, she had worked for Magneteck and was of the Baptist faith. Playing cards and talking about the "old days" was one of her favorite things to do. She loved to watch soap operas. Carolyn loved her family. She is preceded...
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David Zielinski

June 9, 2015

David A. Zielinski, age 48, of Monette formerly of Blytheville, passed from this life Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at St. Bernards Hospital in Jonesboro. Born to James S. Zielinski and Dottie Wilson in Blytheville, David was employed by Outokumpu Stainlesss in Calvert, Alabama. He enjoyed deer hunting, rabbit hunting, fishing, and working in his yard. David was a true outdoorsman. Years ago, he helped...
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Joyce Renee Elliott Chandler

June 3, 2015

Joyce Renee Elliott Chandler, age 49, of Gosnell, passed from this life Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at her home. Born to Jerry Elliott and Bonnie McGill Stokes in Blytheville, Joyce was a homemaker and of the Pentecost faith. Being outdoors was a big part of her life. She enjoyed hunting, fishing, flowers, and trees. Joyce was devoted to her children and grandchildren. She loved playing baseball...
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Stephanie Gellalty

July 18, 1977 - May 29, 2015

Stephanie Lea Gellatly age 37, of Monette, passed from this life Friday, May 29, 2015 at her home. Born to Todd Gellatly and Tina Hoskins Donner in Blytheville, Stephanie was a former employee of Absolute Care Management of Jonesboro, presently employed at M.A.R.S in Blytheville. She loved spending time outside, modeling, and was a big dare devil. Stephanie had a big heart for animals. She had...
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