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Franziska Grandegger Kelley

May 20, 2015

Franziska Grandegger-Kelley, age 89 of Blytheville, passed from this life Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born to Johann and Wilhelmine Synder Grandegger in Wiesbaden, Germany, Franziska was employed as a food service tech for the Baptist Hospital formerly in Blytheville and was of the Catholic faith. Many of her hobbies included sewing, gardening,...
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James Robert Lee

May 16, 2015

James Robert Lee, age 74, of Cave City, Arkansas formerly of the Blytheville/Gosnell area, passed from this life Saturday, May 16, 2015 at his home. Born to Robert and Emily (Coates) Lee in Tomato, Arkansas, James was a graduate of Armorel High School. He was a retired construction worker for Boyette Concrete Company in Osceola and was of the Baptist faith. He and his family moved to Cave City...
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Edna Rodgers

July 31, 1932 - May 7, 2015

Mrs. Edna Ennis Rodgers, age 82 passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 7, 2015, with both her daughters by her side. She was lifelong resident of the Promised Land community in Blytheville, Arkansas. Born in July of 1932 in Northwest Tennessee, she was the daughter of the late Henry Ennis, father and Lola Hardesty Ennis, mother. Mrs. Rodgers was a devout Christian woman and a member of...
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Bonita Garner

May 7, 2015

Bonita June Garner, age 81, of Blytheville passed from this life Thursday, May 7, 2015 at Flo and Phil Hospice House in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Born to Lloyd and Bertha Forshee Poff, Bonita was bookkeeper, and also worked as a cotton classer for several years. She was a member of Lone Oak Missionary Baptist Church. Gardening and cooking were a few of her hobbies. She loved spending time with her...
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Bobby O'Neal

May 4, 2015

Bobby Ray O'Neal, Sr. of Blytheville, passed from this life Monday, May 4, 2015 at Baptist Memorial East Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Born to Hyson and Bertha Hodge O'Neal, Bobby served in the United States Navy Reserve during the Korean War era. He was owner/operator of Bobby O'Neal Construction Company and worked on numerous construction projects on Interstate 55 from Blytheville to Memphis...
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Louella Jarrett

April 30, 2015

Louella Clark Jarrett, age 89, of Blytheville passed from this life Thursday, April 30, 2015 at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Burdette to James and Anna Ford Clark, she was a retired operator for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. Working and family were the biggest part of her life. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Forrest...
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Wanda Stubbs

April 29, 2015

Wanda Stubbs, 76, of Blytheville, passed from this life Wednesday April 29, 2015. Born to Jake and Helen Lewis Mayberry in Hornersville, Missouri, Wanda was a caregiver. She worked at First Baptist Church Wee Care Center for 17 years. She also worked for Superior Senior Care, doing Home Health Care. Being a former foster parent, Wanda had a big heart. She took in the children as if they were her...
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Betty Wilson

April 28, 2015

Betty Jo Wilson, age 86, of Pineville, Louisiana formerly of Blytheville, passed from this life Tuesday April 28, 2015 at Lexington House in Alexandria, Louisiana. Born to Richard and Odessa "Odee" Hardy Bevill, Betty was a retired secretary for Gosnell School District. She was of the Baptist faith, and a former member of New Liberty Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband,...
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Gary Hardesty

April 27, 2015

Gary Lynn Hardesty, 63, of Blytheville, passed from this life Monday April 27, 2015 at Healthsouth Rehabilitation Center in Memphis, Tennessee. Born to Eugene and Edna Mae Studdards Hardesty, Gary was a mechanic, and worked for several auto dealerships throughout his career. As a lifelong resident of Blytheville, Gary served on the Blytheville Emergency Squad and was of the Baptist faith....
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Opal Adkisson

April 27, 2015

After courageously living with the effects of a massive stroke for almost seven years, Opal Henson Adkisson, age 90, of the Forty & Eight- Hickman community passed from this life Monday, April 27, 2015 at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville, Arkansas. She was born to Elmer and Annie Ray Henson, one of the pioneering families of Mississippi County, and was a lifelong area resident. Opal was...
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Ray Brown, Jr.

April 23, 2015

Ray W. Brown, Jr., age 82 of Gosnell, passed from this life Thursday, April 23, 2015 at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro. Born to Ray and Blanche Shumaker Brown in Meyersdale, Pennsylvania, Ray served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War, and retired after 20 years of honorable service. Ray's service continued after he retired by serving as a Deputy Sheriff for the Mississippi...
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James "Jim" Graham

April 18, 2015

James Edward "Jim" Graham, 72, of Blytheville, Arkansas, passed from this life Saturday, April 18, 2015 at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Mr. Graham was born in Blytheville, Arkansas to Haskel Davis and Bobbie Lucille (Rustin) Graham. He was a retired Detective from the Oklahoma City Police Department and retired from the City of Blytheville, where he worked in...
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William Harris

April 15, 2015

William R. "Bill" Harris, age 89, of Blytheville passed from this life Wednesday April 15, 2015. Born to Raymond and Gladys McQuarter Harris in Lepanto, Bill was a retired salesman for Carlock Automotive and Tri-State Motors. He served in the United States Navy and the United States Air Force during World War II and Korean Wars. He was a member of Pathway Church of God and Bethany Baptist Church...
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Benny Thomas

April 15, 2015

Benny J. "BJ" Thomas, age 81, of Blytheville, passed from this life Tuesday April 15, 2015 at Flo and Phil Hospice House in Jonesboro. Born to Arthur and Ella Curtis Thomas in Steele, Missouri, BJ was a retired Civil Service Fireman at Eaker Air Force Base. He also retired from the United States Air Force after serving for 30 years. BJ was a 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge. He was a 32nd...
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Alice Baughman

April 15, 2015

Alice Lucille Abbott Baughman, age 93 of Marion and formerly of Blytheville, passed from this life April 15, 2015 in Marion. Born to Dave B and Mary Alice Green Abbott in Steele, Missouri, she was a retired homemaker, a member of the First United Methodist Church and loved to play the piano. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Maurice Baughman; her parents; son, Mike Baughman;...
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Marie Maxwell

April 14, 2015

Marie Maxwell, age 87, of Bono formerly of Blytheville, passed from this life Tuesday April 14, 2015 at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born to Otis and Jewell Ross Waddle in Lexington, Tennessee, Marie was a homemaker who kept her home and yards as if the president was coming at any minute. She will be remembered for the beauty of her home but more so for her dedicated...
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Otto Gordon

April 12, 2015

Otto S. Gordon, 85, of Blytheville, passed from this life on Sunday, April 12, 2015 at Great River Medical Center. Mr. Gordon was born on August 30, 1929 in Delark, Arkansas to Joseph McVay Gordon and Annie Bell West, he was owner/operator of Otto's Hardware, a retired farmer and was involved in real estate. A veteran of the United States Army, he served his country with honors during the Korean...
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Lloyd R. Baker

April 6, 2015

Lloyd Ray Baker, 98, of Blytheville died Monday April 6, 2015 at his home. Born to Homer and Mae (Outlaw) Baker, Lloyd was a retired farmer. He was a pilot since he was a young man and loved to fly. Learning was one of his passions. He loved school, and took numerous classes at Arkansas Northeastern College into his later years. He also liked to travel, especially to the South American...
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Kay Reeves

March 31, 2015

Mrs. Kay Reeves, age 62 of Caruthersville, Missouri, passed from this life on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at the Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Born to Bo and Peggy Branscum Lucas in Blytheville, she was a homemaker and member of the Tyler Baptist Church. Kay was a true animal lover especially dogs and cats. She also enjoyed watching the horses run at the horse races. Most...
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Albert "Al" King

October 3, 1935 - March 26, 2015

Albert F. "Al" King Jr., age 79 of Gosnell, passed from this life on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at his home. Born to Albert F. and Ada Ruth Mckee King in Sherman, Texas, he was a retired loan officer for Northeast Arkansas Federal Credit Union and retired from the United States Air Force after honorably serving his country for 31 years. He was an active and faithful member of Grace Life Church in...
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Charles Hutchison

March 23, 2015

Charles Allen "Charlie" Hutchison, 62, of Halfmoon passed from this life Monday March 23, 2015 at his home. Born to Kenneth and Florence Geneva (Hutchison) Ruminer in Blytheville, Charlie worked as a factory laborer for Bush Canning. He enjoyed watching wrestling and the Razorbacks. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. Charlie is preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Cathy...
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Lillian Rico

March 20, 2015

Lillian Mae Estes Rico, 76, of Texarkana, Arkansas formerly of Blytheville died Friday March 20, 2015. Born to Everett and Fannie Brown Estes in Van Zant, Missouri, Lillian was a retired retail manager for AAFES. She was very involved with her grandchildren, following them in ball games and spending time with them whenever she could. One of her favorite things to do was to go "junking". She...
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Ruth Ann Ashley

March 16, 2015

Ruth Ann Stallings Ashley, age 65 of Blytheville passed from this life on Monday, March 16, 2015 at St. Bernards Hospice in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Born to Lee Abner and Mae Inez Stone Stallings in Burdette, Arkansas she was a lifelong area resident, a retired setup supervisor at Borg-Warner and member of the Ruddle Road Church of God. Ruth Ann loved bowling. She was a member of the Borg-Warner...
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Mae Mosley

March 15, 2015

Mae Mosley, 80, of Gosnell, died Sunday March 15, 2015 at Belle Meade Nursing Home in Paragould, Arkansas. Born to Kirk and Ethel (Berryman) Smith in Cherokee, Alabama, she is the widow of Willard Mosley. Mrs. Mosley retired from Gosnell Schools where she was the concession manager of the Pirates Den from 1976 until 2001. She was very dedicated, opening the Pirates Den for all of the ballgames...
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Lawson Enderson

March 15, 2015

Lawson Albert Enderson passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2015, at the age of 95. He was born in Halls, Tennessee to John Ed and Laura Davis Enderson, who had eleven children. Lawson spend most of his adult life in Blytheville, Arkansas. He worked at Hays Store for 25 years and at Westbrook's for 25 years. He retired at the age of 84. He moved to Sherwood, Arkansas in 2010 to be closer to family. ...
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Audy "Jr" Moore

March 14, 2015

Audy "Jr" Moore passed from this life Saturday March 14, 2015. Junior was born to Audy Moore, Sr. and Magdalena (Wehner) Moore in Blytheville, Arkansas. He was the former owner of Trade World Pawn Shop in Osceola. Junior also enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was preceded in death by his parents. Junior is survived by his five sisters, Elke Nicholson (Jess) of Mooresville, Indiana, Janette Moore...
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Peggy Walls

March 13, 2015

Mrs. Peggy Walls, age 68 of Blytheville passed from this life on Friday, March 13, 2015 at Baptist Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Born to Tommy and Leona Wilson Warren in Luxora, she was a lifelong area resident and member of the Ruddle Road Church of God. Peggy worked several positions at American Greeting card factory in Osceola and holding the position of MRP Specialist before her retirement....
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Dorothy Hyde

March 13, 2015

Dorothy Hyde, 82, of Blytheville departed this life Friday March 13, 2015 at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born to Louis and Naomi (Young) Rice in Blytheville, Dorothy was a homemaker. She was a member of North 10th Street Baptist Church, and she loved working in the church. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Harold B. Hyde; her parents; and four sisters, Odie Herring,...
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Opal Stewart

March 13, 2015

Opal Dean Stewart, 92, of Blytheville, passed from this life March 13, 2015 at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Opal was born in Denton, Missouri to Bill and Artie Mae (James) Gowan. She was a resident of Blytheville for 50 plus years. Opal was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Blytheville. Opal was known to family as well as friends as "Gran". Her greatest...
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Larry Maupin

March 11, 2015

Mr. Larry Maupin, age 55 of Blytheville passed from this life on Wednesday March 11, 2015 at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born one of eleven children to Richard and Mary Lou Riddle Maupin in Blytheville, he was a lifelong resident and a member of New Liberty Baptist Church. Larry was employed by Schueck Steel as a Safety Supervisor until becoming disabled. Larry also served several...
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Tommie James, Jr

March 7, 2015

Tommie James Jr., age 81 of Blytheville, peacefully finished his earthly journey on Saturday, March 7, 2015, surrounded by his loving family at his home in Blytheville. Tommie was born in Blytheville to Joe Thomas and Mamie Denton James and was a lifelong resident. He was the past owner/operator of James Bait and Hardware for over 50 years and member of H.I.S. Ministries in Blytheville. As a...
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Teena Parrott

March 6, 2015

Teena Ann Parrott, 36, of Gosnell died Friday March 6, 2015 at her home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Cobb Funeral Home at a later time.
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Brent Buddy Hamm

March 6, 2015

Brent "Buddy" A. Hamm, 86, of Double Bridges, left this world on March 6, 2015. He was born in Keiser, Arkansas to Isom and Ollie Bell (Powell) Hamm. Buddy loved to hunt and fish. He enjoyed spending time with his friends on the farm. Buddy was a faithful member of Ruddle Road Church of God. Buddy was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Brenda Hamm Summers; and three sisters. He is...
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Peggy Carmean

March 1, 2015

Peggy White Carmean, 91, of Memphis, Tennessee formerly of Blytheville, Arkansas, died Sunday March 1, 2015 at Methodist Hospital in Germantown, Tennessee. Peggy was born May 9, 1923 in Steele, Missouri to Emma McArthur White and Ben W. White. She spent her early childhood in Steele before she moved to Blytheville. She attended Sudbury Elementary School and Blytheville Junior and Senior High....
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Rodney Lutes

February 28, 2015

Rodney Tabor Lutes, 54, of Blytheville died in his home on February 28, 2015. Born in Houma, Louisiana on March 31, 1960 to the late Charles Russell and Carolyn Vieth Lutes, Rodney spent his childhood living abroad in Kuwait, Iran, Norway, England and Egypt. While in high school at the Cairo American College in Cairo, Egypt, he spent his days climbing the Great Pyramids of Giza, and swimming and...
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LaVelle Jackson Mann

February 27, 2015

LaVelle Jackson Mann, 76, of Blytheville, passed from this life Friday, February 27, 2015 after a long illness, at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. She was born in Etowah, Arkansas to Jim Earl and Gennetta Geraldine (Cockrum) Jackson. Mrs. Mann was Valedictorian of the class of 1957 at Missco High School, her love for knowledge continued after high school, she attended...
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John T Overman

February 27, 2015

John T. Overman, 81, of Blytheville, Arkansas passed from this life Friday February 27, 2015 at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. John was born in Blytheville to Edward and Minnie (Alton) Overman. In 1948, he graduated from Kennett High School in Kennett, Missouri. John was retired from the United States Air Force, having served in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. After...
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Mae Ray

May 31, 1925 - February 24, 2015

Mrs. Ardis Mae Van Buren Ray, age 89, of Blytheville passed from this life on Tuesday, February 25, 2015 at the Heritage Square Nursing Home in Blytheville. Born to John and Irene Rodesiler Van Buren in Deerfield, Michigan, she was a resident of Blytheville most of her life. Mrs. Ray was a homemaker and a member of Trinity Baptist Church. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great...
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Jack King

August 3, 1934 - February 20, 2015

Jack C. King, 80, of Blytheville passed from this life Friday February 20, 2015 at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Jack was born in Clay, West Virginia to Jesse and Opal (White) King. Jack was a retired Police Officer for Blytheville Police Department, as well as Gosnell Police Department. He worked in law enforcement for 20 plus years before retiring. He also retired from...
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Paul Jackson

February 19, 2015

Paul W. Jackson, 72, of Bryan, passed away February 19, 2015 in Bryan, Texas. Graveside services will be held, Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Mississippi County Memorial Gardens in Osceola, Arkansas. Cobb Funeral Home in Blytheville, Arkansas is in charge of local arrangements. Mr. Jackson was born May 3, 1942 in Memphis, TN, the son of John Paul and Margurette Shilling (Worsley)...
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WINNIE NORTHCUTT

February 16, 2015

Winnie L. Northcutt, 99, of Memphis, Tennessee, formerly of Blytheville, Arkansas, passed from this life Monday, February 16, 2015, at Quince Nursing and Rehab in Memphis, Tennessee. Born in Corning, Arkansas to Jordan and Elizabeth (Boyer) Sammons, she was a member of the Nazarene Church and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents,...
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Jane Hubbard

February 16, 2015

Jane Hubbard died Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, in Jonesboro. She was born Nov. 3, 1927, in Senatobia, Mississippi, and grew up there. Her parents were William Alexander and Shirley Scott Sheddan of Senatobia. Jane was a graduate of The University of Mississippi. Upon graduation, she moved to Blytheville to teach English at Blytheville High School. She soon married George and retired to raise...
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Donnie Sprouse

February 15, 2015

Donnie Sprouse, 64, of Gosnell, passed from this life Sunday February 15, 2015 at Delta Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee. Donnie was born in Steele, Missouri to Jesse James and Ocie Etta (Eaton) Sprouse. He served in the U.S. Navy. Donnie was a retired machinist for Randall Company. He loved to ride bikes and was of the Pentecost Faith. He is preceded in death by his parents, three...
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Dulene Brown

February 13, 2015

Dulene Headen Brown, 90, of Zephyrhills, Florida, formerly of Blytheville, passed from this life Friday February 13, 2015 at Gulf Side Center for Hospice in Zephyrhills, Florida. Dulene was born in Tishomingo, Mississippi to John Melvin Brown and Clara (Headen) Brown. He worked for Myers Bakery for 27 years and Blytheville School District for 10 years before retiring. Mr. Brown was preceded in...
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L.V. Lamon, Jr.

February 12, 2015

Mr. L V Lamon Jr., age 69 of Blytheville passed from this life on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at his home. Born to L V and Mary Sue Lonon Lamon in Alamo, Tennessee he was an area resident for most of his life. He was the retired owner of L V's Used Cars and attended Gospel Lighthouse in Blytheville, AR as well as Steele Assembly of God Church in Steele, Missouri when possible. LV was one of...
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JEFFREY BUTLER

February 8, 2015

Jeff Butler, 29, of Blytheville, passed from this life Sunday, February 8, 2015. Jeff was born in Kennett, Missouri to Leonard and Barbara (Nix) Butler. He was an employee of Tenaris. Jeff was preceded in death by his father. Survivors include his wife, Rhonda Vernon Butler of the home; 3 children, Wyatte Logan Butler and Haydne William Butler both of Jonesboro, and Gage Alexander Butler of...
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PRISCILLA GLOVER-FOWLER

February 8, 2015

Priscilla Glover-Fowler, 58, of Blytheville, Arkansas, passed away February 8, 2015 at her residence. She was born January 28, 1957 in Blytheville, Arkansas to Wiley and Louise Hendon Glover. Priscilla was a member of Ruddle Road Church of God. She enjoyed gardening, shopping, cooking and a bible study with the Shepherd's Chapel. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Thomas...
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PATRICIA McGRAIN

February 7, 2015

Patricia McGrain, age 83, of Blytheville, passed from this life, Saturday, February 7, 2015. Pat was born in Grand Haven, Michigan to Adelbert and Anna (Rue) Bolton, and was a longtime Blytheville resident. She was a retired registered nurse with the Blytheville School District and Chickasawba Hospital. Pat was also a faithful longtime member of St. Stephens Episcopal Church. She was preceded...
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MICHAEL BOLIN

August 30, 1949 - February 3, 2015

Mr. Michael Ivan Bolin, age 65 of Blytheville, passed from this life on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at his home in Blytheville. Born to William "Sonny" Franklin and Dorothy Corlew Bolin in Blytheville, Arkansas, he became a welder, retired from Dawson Welding Company and was of the Baptist Faith. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents, John and Edna Bolin and Rube and Bertha...
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Joann Carmichael

February 3, 2015

Mrs. Jo Ann Harris Carmichael, age 38 of Luxora, Arkansas passed from this life Tuesday, February 3, 2015 in Memphis, Tennessee. Jo Ann was born to Jimmy Tracey and Nellie Maxine (Walls) Harris in Osceola, Arkansas. She was a lifelong area resident and of the Baptist faith. Jo Ann worked hard as a packer at Denso Manufacturing in Osceola. She loved to be on the go, keeping busy and making sure...
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Joe A. Gurley

February 1, 2015

Joe Allen Gurley, 72, died peacefully at Willard Walker Hospice House in Fayetteville, Arkansas on Sunday, February 01, 2015. The cause of death was Alzheimer's disease. Born on December 15, 1942 in Blytheville, Arkansas, to James Henry and Virgie (Stewart) Gurley, Joe graduated from Blytheville High School in 1960, in addition to Copiah Lincoln Junior College in 1962. He was preceded in...
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Danny Somers

January 22, 2015

Danny Somers, age 69, of Blytheville, passed from this life Thursday, January 22, 2015 at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro. Danny was born in Jonesboro to James Edward and Imogene (Grimsley) Somers, and was a lifelong area resident. Danny was a salesman for Tri-State Auto in Blytheville. He was a veteran of the National Guard and a member of the Dell Baptist Church. Danny was a former member...
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Glen Cook

November 24, 1922 - January 22, 2015

When she learned her patient was from Dell, Ark., nurse Sharon Moore at the Great River Medical Center in Blytheville remarked that she had often enjoyed the lovely, cypress park with its feathery trees that stretched along the highway there. The old man in the ICU bed would have been pleased to hear it. He supervised the creation of the park, the planting of thousands of saplings and thousands...
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Shirley J. Overman

January 21, 2015

Shirley J. Overman, 78, of Blytheville, passed from this life Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro. She was born in Gideon, Missouri to Walter and Eva (Penegrass) McNeal. Shirley loved to cook, especially cakes and pies. She also enjoyed yard sales, bingo, and playing games on her computer. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren and her little...
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James Gipson, Jr.

January 20, 2015

James E. Gipson, Jr., 83, of Blytheville, departed this life Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born in Blytheville, one of three children born to James and Birdie (Heflin) Gipson, and was a lifelong Blytheville resident. James met the love of his life Ella Mae Wilson, in Blytheville and they were united in marriage on October 5, 1949. They...
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Jennie Yoakum

September 29, 1926 - January 16, 2015

Mrs. Jennie Earline Summers Yoakum, age 88 of Benton, Arkansas and a former resident of Blytheville for most of her life passed from this life on Friday, January 16, 2015 at the Saline County Hospice facilities in Bryant, Arkansas. Jennie was born one of 8 children to Tom and Lina Campbell Summers on September 29, 1926 in Halls, Tennessee. Jennie worked at several places but will be most...
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Earnest "Tacker" Baker

January 15, 2015

Earnest "Tacker" Baker, 84, of Blytheville, Arkansas, formerly of Cherokee Village, Arkansas, passed from this life Thursday, January 15, 2015 at his residence. Born in Oran, Missouri to Earl and Ollie Carter Baker. Mr. Baker retired from the United States Postal Service, where he worked as a Letter Carrier in 1993. He was founder and former Mission Director of the Mission of Hope in Hardy,...
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Betty Askue

January 14, 2015

Mrs. Betty Jo Ray Askue, age 73 of Gosnell passed from this life on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 in Gosnell. Born to William and Winnie Cannon Ray in Mississippi County, Arkansas, she was a lifelong resident. Betty was a homemaker and attended the First United Pentecostal Church of Manila, Arkansas. Betty loved to sing and loved all types of music. She always looked forward to the time when...
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Freida Bright

January 14, 2015

Freida L. Bright, 87, of Manila, Arkansas passed from this life Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at her residence. Born in Parma, Missouri to Hyson and Bertha Hodge O'Neal, she was homemaker and a member of the Manila United Methodist Church. Freida enjoyed playing cards, traveling and spending time with her family and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her...
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Phyllis Bloodworth

January 12, 2015

Phyllis Salmons Bloodworth, age 65 of Van Buren, Arkansas and formerly of Blytheville, passed from this life on Monday, January 12, 2015 at the Sparks Hospital in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Born to Louis Henry and Lillie Bailey Salmons in Detroit, Michigan, she was a retired teacher from the Blytheville School System and a member of the Butterfield Assembly of God. Phyllis possessed a great talent...
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Betty Fulks

January 11, 2015

Betty Jean Fulks, 76, of Gosnell, Arkansas, passed from this life Sunday, January 11, 2015 at Gosnell Healthcare in Gosnell, Arkansas. Born in Mississippi County, Arkansas to Robert and Rendie (Douglas) Mullins. She enjoyed singing gospel music and spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, Jerry and Albert Mullins and Robert Howard, sister,...
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Mike Elliott

January 9, 2015

Michael L. Elliott, age 75, of Blytheville, passed from this life Friday, January 9, 2015 at Senath Nursing and Rehab. Mike was born in Blytheville to Clifford C. and Belzora (Faught) Elliott and was a lifelong Blytheville resident. He was a retired farmer and a member of First Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Linda (Gunter) Elliott of the home; two daughters, Melinda Loden of...
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Rose Crowe

January 6, 2015

Rose Crowe, 82, of Blytheville, passed from this life on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, in Memphis. She was born in Blytheville to James and Alma (Stevenson) Parrish, and was a lifelong Blytheville resident. Mrs. Crowe loved children and was the former director of the First Baptist Church Pre-School for many years, where she touched the lives of many children and their parents. She was also a...
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John "Jack" Fuller, Jr.

January 4, 2015

Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) John Douglas Pitts "Jack" Fuller, Jr., 82, died Sunday, January 4, 2015 in Blytheville. Born in Spartanburg, SC, on July 31, 1932, to the late John D. P. and Minnie Lawrence Mims Fuller, he was raised in Lexington, Virginia, and graduated from Lexington High School. He graduated from Virginia Military Institute in 1954 and entered the United States Air Force. On April...
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Jeanie Privett

June 15, 1933 - January 3, 2015

Jeanie Miller Privett, age 81 of Blytheville, departed this life on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at Gosnell Health Care in Gosnell, Arkansas. Born to Minton and Mary Alice Betts Miller in Blytheville she was a resident of the Blytheville area for most of her life and a member of the Beacon Baptist Church. Having worked at some of the factories in Blytheville, her main priority was being a homemaker...
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Sanford Dorris

May 1, 1936 - January 3, 2015

Mr. Sanford Dorris, age 78 of Steele, Missouri passed from this life on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at his home in Steele. Born to Willie Homer and Effie Robbins Dorris in Blytheville, he was a retired truck driver and of the Protestant Faith. Sanford loved to be outdoors and was usually tinkering with repairing and putting things back together again. He had a special talent for being able to tear...
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Carla Wells

January 22, 1961 - December 31, 2014

On Wednesday, December 31, 2014, Carla Renee' Wells, age 53 of Blytheville spent her last moments on this earth in the presence of family and genuine friends who loved her very much. Carla was a gentle spirit who easily developed friendships. This trait was so very instrumental in the accomplishments she achieved as a dedicated musician, teacher and Band Director at Blytheville Middle School. Her...
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Peggy Bryeans

December 30, 2014

Peggy Neil Bryeans, 67, of Jacksonville, Arkansas passed from this life Wednesday, December 30, 2014, at UAMS in Little Rock, Arkansas. Born in Blytheville, Arkansas to Roy and ErmaGene (Cullum) Neil, she was a communicant of St. Jude Catholic Church in Jacksonville, Arkansas and a dedicated high school teacher. She was preceded in death by her parents and her first husband, Harlan...
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Barbara Scrivner Wallace

December 29, 2014

Barbara Hardesty Scrivner Wallace, 77, of Armorel, passed from this life Monday, December 29, 2014 at her home. She was born in Armorel to John George and Lorene (Hulsey) Hardesty, and was an area resident most of her life. Mrs. Wallace was a former daycare operator, and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She attended Mary's Chapel Baptist Church. She had a strong faith and loved to share...
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Natalie Virginia Bowen

December 26, 2014

Virginia Bowen, age 86 of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, passed from this life Friday, December 26, 2014 in Eureka Springs. She was born in Luxora, Arkansas to Howard E. Bowen, Jr. and Natalie Virginia (Nicholson) Bowen. Miss Bowen graduated from Mississippi State College for Women in Columbus, Mississippi in 1950. Upon her graduation, she taught school on military bases in Europe. After her return...
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Lynne Johnson Wells

December 25, 2014

Lynne Johnson Wells, 55, of Jackson, Tennessee and formerly of Blytheville, passed from this life Thursday, December 25, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. She was born in Blytheville to W.R. "Bill" and Joyce (Luallen) Johnson. Lynne was a retired teacher and a member of the Assembly of God Church. She was also a very dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother, who enjoyed reading, crocheting, playing...
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Allen "Al" Arnold

December 20, 2014

Allen "Al" Ray Arnold, 68, of Collierville, Tennessee and formerly of Blytheville, Arkansas, passed from this life Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Born in Tulare, California to James and Darlene Chaney Arnold, he was an accountant and human resources manager and of the Baptist faith. "Al", a Vietnam Veteran, served his country with honor in the U...
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DORIS HOLT

December 19, 2014

Doris Jean Holt, 79, of Blytheville, Arkansas, passed away, Friday, December 19, 2014 in Blytheville. She was born May 26, 1935, in Lafe, Arkansas to Byron and Dollie (Manley) McDonald. She was a homemaker and a member of the Eastside Church of Christ in Blytheville. Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Raymond Holt, two sons, Terry and Gary Holt, her parents and five siblings....
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Lewis Daniels

December 14, 2014

Mr. Lewis Daniels, age 52 of Blytheville died December 14, 2014 at his home in Armorel. Born in Blytheville to Clyde and Pauline Metheny Daniels, he was a Cotton Gin manager. Lewis enjoyed fishing, hunting and the outdoors. He also enjoyed dirt track racing and drag racing at Paragould. He started out working farms and grew into becoming a Cotton Ginner. Lewis was preceded in death by his...
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Alvis "Buddy" Harris, Jr.

December 13, 2014

Alvis "Buddy" Harris, Jr., 72, died at his home on Saturday, December 13, 2014. He was born in Blytheville on January 23, 1942 to Alvis and June. A member of BHS class of 1960, he graduated from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro in 1965 and served with the Arkansas Department of Human Services in Mississippi County for 38 years. Buddy was a long-standing member and deacon at First Baptist...
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Forrest Howard Warren

December 12, 2014

Forrest Howard Warren, age 88 of Malden, Missouri and formerly of Blytheville died Friday, December 12, 2014 at his home in Malden. Born in Wynne, Arkansas he was a WWII veteran of the United States Army, of the Baptist faith and retired from Magnatek. He was preceded by his parents, wife, Ruby Reynolds Warren, son, Donnie Warren, grandson, Michael Warren and sister, Willie Dee. He is survived...
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Shirley Overman

December 8, 2014

Shirley Overman, of Blytheville, went home to be with the Lord Monday, December 8, 2014, at her earthly home. Shirley Hopper Overman was born, April 16, 1935, in Arbyrd, Missouri. She was the daughter of William and Vera Petty Hopper. She and her husband, Kenneth Overman moved to Blytheville in 1958, and she was actively involved in service to family, church, friends, her profession and her...
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Aileen Campbell Brothers

December 7, 2014

Aileen C. "Meme" Brothers, 87, a lifelong resident of Mississippi County, died Sunday, December 7, 2014. Aileen was born February 10, 1927 near Manila, Arkansas, the daughter of Ben F. Campbell and Lena Walker Campbell. She was a member of New Liberty Baptist Church since 1953. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Michael Leon Brothers, of Blytheville, AR and her...
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Hiram "Sharkey" Priddy

February 10, 1931 - December 6, 2014

Mr. Hiram "Sharkey" Priddy, age 83 of the Yarbro Community passed from this life on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at his home in Yarbro. Born to Ed and Vera Gossage Priddy in Kieser, Arkansas, he was a retired Ginner with the Valley Field Gin. He served his country with honor in the United States Army during the Korean War and was a member of the Eastside Church of Christ. Hiram enjoyed fishing and...
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Wanda Moody Trowbridge

November 30, 2014

Wanda Faye Moody Trowbridge, 79 of Blytheville, passed from this life at home on Sunday, November 30, 2014. Wanda was born in Manila to Robert Lee and Lillian (Rushing) Long, and was a Blytheville resident the past 54 years. She was a dedicated bank officer at SouthBank for 37 years, a former member of the Eastern Star and Blytheville Business Women's club. She loved quilting, sewing, and...
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Judith Wood

November 26, 2014

Judith K. Wood, 66, of Blytheville, departed this life, Wednesday, November 26, 2014 in Blytheville. Memorial Service will be held, Tuesday evening, December 9, 2014 at 6 PM at Fairview Baptist Church..
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MARY BERRY

November 18, 2014

Mary Anna Berry, 82, of Blytheville, Arkansas, passed from this life Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. She was born in Cooter, Missouri to Elvis and Opal (Howard) McCann, and was an area resident all of her life. Mrs. Berry was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Kenneth Berry, Sr., a granddaughter Brooke Berry, a sister Helen Lawler, and...
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Danny L. Cosbey

November 18, 2014

Danny L. Cosbey, 59, of Jonesboro, AR died Thursday, November 18, 2014 at the NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro, Arkansas.. Born to U.L. and Della (Knott) Cosbey in Wabash, Indiana, Danny was a Journeyman Commercial Electrician by trade. Danny served his country with honor in the United States Army during the Vietnam war era. He was truly a man of his word, always ensuring that what he promised...
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Clyde Raper

November 15, 2014

Clyde Stokes Raper, 79, of Blytheville, AR, passed away from this life on November 15, 2014. He was the son of the late William and Sula Mae (Harper) Raper. Clyde was preceded in death by his wife, Mauren (Macken ) Raper, four brothers, Alfred Raper, Lee Raper, Paul Raper and Jack Raper, two sisters, Jewell McCary and Ola Mae Lindsay. He is survived by three sons, Robert Raper of Osceola, AR,...
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ELOUISE SCRAPE

November 13, 2014

Eliouse Weathers Scrape, 86, of Blytheville, AR, passed away Thursday, November 13, 2014 at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center. Born in Blytheville to the late Howard and Mary (Brittain) Jackson and was a lifelong Blytheville resident. She was retired from the Burdette School District and was a member of 13th and Main St. Church of Christ in Blytheville. Eliouse loved antiques, cooking and...
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BOBBY GARNER, SR.

November 13, 2014

Bobby Roland Garner, Sr., 82, of Blytheville died Thursday, November 13, 2014. Bobby was preceded in death by his parents Troy and Nettie (Deavers) Garner and three brothers, Rev. Jimmie Lee Garner, Samual Troy "S.T." Garner and Billy Don Garner. He is survived by his wife, Bonita Garner; two sons, Bobby Garner, Jr. and wife Diana and Greg Garner all of Blytheville, AR; one sister, Anna Bell...
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HARRY SHEARIN, JR.

November 13, 2014

Harry B. Shearin, Jr., 75, from Blytheville, AR, passed away from this life on November 13, 2014. He was the son of the late Harry and Margaret (Mullins) Shearin. Harry was preceded in death by one sister Elva Gene Shearin. He is survived by one son Harry B. "Trey" Shearin, III and wife Cynthia of Jonesboro, AR; two daughters Karan Beth Shearin of Blytheville and Sally Annette Shroeder and...
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David Craig

September 19, 1949 - November 11, 2014

David Craig, age 65 of Jonesboro and formerly of Blytheville died November 11, 2014 at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Born to Benjamin and Mary Jean Howe Craig in Blytheville, he was a retired E.M.T. for Keller's Medical Supply in Jonesboro and a member of the Prospect Road Missionary Baptist Church. David was preceded in death by his father, Benjamin Craig. David...
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RICHARD HELTON

November 10, 2014

Mr. Richard Michael Helton, age 62 of Blytheville, Arkansas died Monday, November 10, 2014 at his home in Blytheville. He was an area resident and former employee of Tenaris Company where he worked in Quality Control. Richard was a member of the North 10th Street Baptist Church and served his country with honor in the United States Air Force. Richard is survived by his wife, Cynthia Tegethoff...
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MARILYN POFF

November 9, 2014

Marilyn Ardis Boyd Poff, 76, of Gosnell, AR, died at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center, Sunday, November 9, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Ralph and Mildred (Esseltine) Boyd and was of the Baptist Faith. Marilyn was an individual who made every second of her waking moments count, for she knew how precious each moment was. For 39 years Marilyn was a devoted wife to her husband, Rodney. ...
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MARGIE RHODES

November 9, 2014

Margie Jean Rhodes, 81, from Blytheville, AR, died at NEA Baptist Hospital, Sunday, November 9, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Irving and Pearl (Mayes) Alexander. Margie was preceded in death by a brother David Alexander and stepdaughter Josanna Ivey. She is survived by her husband Ed Arland Rhodes. She has one son Danny Hoskins and Linda of Blytheville, AR; one daughter Tina Donner...
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MYRA JO WHITEHEAD

November 8, 2014

Myra Jo (Wilkey) Whitehead, aged 60 of Middleville, Michigan, passed away on Saturday, November 8, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dennis and Mary (Harlow) Wilkey; and brother, Bruce Wilkey. She is survived by her husband, Tony Whitehead; sons, Tony (Michelle) Whitehead Jr., Marty (Chasity) Whitehead; granddaughters, Toni Michelle Whitehead, Emily Marie Whitehead, Amiee Jo...
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Latricia "Trish" Martin

November 3, 2014

Latricia "Trish" Diane Martin, age 39 of the Lone Oak Community (Blytheville) passed from this life on Monday, November 3, 2014 at the Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Born to James B. and Helen Morris Martin in Marianna, Arkansas, she was a member of the Well Springs Assembly of God Church. Latricia was an amazing woman in the sense that since she was three years old, she...
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Ione Oakes Gore

November 2, 2014

Ione Oakes Gore, 98, of Pensacola, FL and Blytheville, AR, passed away from this life on Sunday, November 2, 2014. Born in Holcomb, MO to H.B. and Rosa Oakes, the family moved to Blytheville in 1919 where Ione lived most of her life. In 1994, she moved to Pensacola to live with her daughter, Donna Sue. Ione was a beautician/cosmetologist for 60 years, and her customers were many of her good...
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Ruth Payne

November 1, 2014

Ruth Payne, 86, of Blytheville Arkansas passed from this life Saturday, November 1, 2014. She was born to Paul A. and Ida (Cossey) Trammell and was a lifelong resident of Blytheville. Ruth liked to deer hunt, fish and was an avid canner especially of fruits and vegetables. She was a retired bookkeeper for Carlock Pontiac. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband Wayne K. Payne; 2 brothers...
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LARRY KATZ

October 29, 2014

Lawrence Charles Katz Lawrence Charles (Larry) Katz, of Blytheville, died October 29, 2014, in Dallas, Texas. The son of Rose Herman Katz and Jacob Katz, Larry was born in Brooklyn, New York, on December 4, 1918. Raised by his mother and grandparents, Louis and Anna Herman, Larry's grandfather was a well-known New York tobacconist for whom Larry worked growing up. Following high school, Larry...
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LIZABETH LILE-CASTLE

October 24, 2014

Lizabeth Lile-Castle, 67, of Blytheville, Arkansas, departed this life, Friday, October 24, 2014 at her residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.
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Rev. F. Roland Chappell

October 24, 2014

Obituary of Rev. F. Roland Chappell Rev. F. Roland Chappell (Frank Roland Chappell), 83, from Dell, passed from this life Friday, October 24, 2014 at the NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro. Born to William F. and Maggie Bennett Chappell in London, Arkansas, he was a resident of Dell and the surrounding area for many years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Blytheville and a...
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GLENDA STONE

October 19, 2014

Glenda Rounsaville Stone, 56, of Monette, and formerly of Blytheville, passed from this life Sunday, October 19, 2014. She was born in Blytheville to Carl E. and Mae (Boatner) Rounsaville. Glenda attended Blytheville High School and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include her son, Jason Stone of Amarillo, Texas; two brothers, Carl Jeffery Rounsaville of Blytheville and Larry Rounsaville of...
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Ella Pearl Edwards Campbell

October 10, 1919 - October 7, 2014

Mrs. Ella Pearl Edwards Campbell, age 94 of Blytheville, passed from this life on Tuesday, October 07, 2014 at her home with her family members by her side. Born in Kennett, Mo., the daughter of Sam A. and Annie (Stroup) Edwards, she graduated from Senath High School where she was a proud member of the basketball and track teams. Ella met her soon to be husband Odell Campbell, while working as a...
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