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Lon Kelley

April 1, 1932 - May 29, 2016

Lon McCoy Kelley, 84 of Blytheville, passed from this life Sunday, May 29, 2016 at Great River Medical Center. Born to Lionel and Alma (Walker) Kelley, Lon was retired from United States Army. He like to fish, garden and perform carpenter work. He was preceded in death by his wife, Franziska Kelley; his parents; brothers, Ozell Kelley, Larry Kelley, Lavell Kelley; and sister, Jean Connell. ...
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Russell Perkins

May 26, 2016

Russell Dude Perkins, Jr., 56, of the Cole Ridge Community died Thursday, May 26, 2016. Russell was a teacher at Blytheville Middle School and really enjoyed his students and his co-workers. Russell was a graduate of Dell High School and a graduate of Arkansas State University with a degree in agriculture. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, and spending time with his dog, Sally. He...
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Annette Crabb

May 26, 2016

Annette Langley Crabb, 44, a lifetime resident of Blytheville, Arkansas, entered "The Father's House" Thursday, May 26, 2016 at her mother's home. She fought a courageous battle with cancer for 3 years and 3 months, and she WON! Annette was "Crabby Against Cancer" and she fought well never having a negative moment. She always said, "I fight every day but I have already beat my cancer. For I...
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Linda Julian

May 23, 2016

Linda Rea Julian, 65 of Blytheville, passed away Monday, May 23, 2016 at her home. Three names, three different walks of life. As Brown, she was blessed to be a twin of Rinda. As twins go, they were the same but so very much different. Linda was always the loud one that outshined the rest, and always wanted to get her way. As Crum, she married Gary. She said that she knew from Elementary...
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Edward Dorris

July 10, 1941 - May 22, 2016

Ed Dorris, Sr., 74 of Bono and formerly of Blytheville, went to be with his Lord Sunday, May 22, 2016 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born to Homer and Effie (Robbins) Dorris, Ed was retired from Randall Textron. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church in Jonesboro and also of the Bono Action Committee. He was a wise man, and thought everything through before speaking. According to...
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Eloise Churchwell

May 16, 2016

Eloise Johnson Churchwell, 89, of Blytheville, passed away Monday, May 16, 2016 at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born to Harvey and Ethel (Quinn) Johnson, Eloise was a homemaker and a longtime resident of Blytheville. She was a loyal member of First Baptist Church and even after her health declined and she could not attend, she watched the services on TV. Eloise loved flowers and...
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Bridgette Fuemmeler

May 14, 2016

Bridgette Keeling Fuemmeler, 48, of Blytheville, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2016 at her home. Bridgette was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed family events, especially family reunions. She was preceded in death by her sister, Susan Michelle Broussard. Bridgette leaves her husband, Kevin Fuemmeler of Poplar Bluff, Missouri; parents, Sue Lucius of Gosnell and Bill Keeling of...
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Betty Jablonski

May 10, 2016

Betty Jablonski, 83, of Blytheville, passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at her home. Born to Charles and Mary Ester Springer, Betty was a retired secretary for Pennsylvania Truck Lines. She loved horses and animals. Betty also enjoyed yardwork. She took pride in her yard and always made sure it looked nice. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and son, Tommy Fulks Jablonski. ...
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Virgie Barrentine

May 8, 2016

Virgie Barrentine, 69, of Steele, Missouri, passed away Sunday, May 8, 2016 at her home. Born to Frank and Geneva Richardson, Virgie was a retired teacher at Lighthouse Christian Academy. She was a member of Harvest Time Tabernacle and was very active in her church. Virgie loved her children and grandchildren, and was a devoted mother, wife, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was preceded...
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Patricia Renfro

May 7, 2016

Patricia Ann Renfro, 62, of Cooter, Missouri, passed away Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Peters, Missouri. Born to Charlie and Penetha Stevens in Blytheville, Patricia was a homemaker. She loved to cook and spend time with her grandchildren. Patricia also loved to sing and play piano. Old TV shows, especially westerns, is what she liked to watch. She loved to collect...
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Bruce Gann

May 6, 2016

Bruce Gann, 64, of Blytheville, passed away Friday, May 6, 2016 at the VA Hospital in Little Rock. Bruce was born to John Edward and Bettye Jean (Gaines) Gann in Little Rock. He attended Blytheville High School, and enlisted in the Navy after graduating. Bruce was an avid animal lover. After retirement, Bruce enjoyed being back on the family farm and spending time with his family. He was...
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Jeanette Williamson

May 4, 2016

Jeanette Walker Williamson, 73, of Osceola, passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Born to Idus and Zula Walker, Jeanette was a home care aide and a member of First Assembly of God Church. She was a lifelong resident of Osceola, having lived there for 45 years. Jeanette loved her family and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronnie E. Williamson; her parents; step mother,...
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Trilbie Brown

May 2, 2016

Mrs. Trilbie Brown, 94, of Gosnell, passed away Monday, May 2, 2016 in the home of her daughter with whom she had made her home for many years. Trilbie Estelle Bishop Brown was born August 8, 1921 in Dell. She was the daughter of Jack Bishop and Stella Mae Coleman Bishop. She married Jett Brown on November 20, 1937 at Half Moon in the home of the Justice of the Peace. The couple made their home...
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Effie Boren

December 12, 1919 - April 28, 2016

Effie Boren, 96, of Blytheville, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2016 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Born to Aaron and Stella (Dobbs) Fleming, Effie was a retired nurse's aide and was a member of First Baptist Church. Effie loved to crochet, quilt, and sew, as well as do crafts and ceramics. She was a member of the Blytheville Town and Country Extension Homemakers Club. She...
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Dewayne McHaffey

April 22, 2016

Murray Dewayne McHaffey, 75, of Blytheville passed from this life on Friday, April 22, 2016. Dewayne was born to the late Isaac Murray and Willie Mildred Goff McHaffey, September 24, 1940, in Blytheville, AR. He graduated from Burdette School and later received a B.S. degree in Accounting from Arkansas State University. He was the first McHaffey to receive a college degree, his greatest...
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Lena Whitney

April 22, 2016

Lena Whitney, 75, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed away Friday, April 22, 2016 at Baptist Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi. Born to James and Odes (Russell) Middleton, Lena was the bookkeeper for Whitney Plumbing for many years. She was devoted to her faith and loved the Lord. She was a member of Zion Chapel Pentecost Church in Louisville. Lena loved to bowl and represented the State of...
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Perry Dixon

April 18, 2016

Perry Dixon, 75, of Dell, passed away Monday, April 18, 2016 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born to Noble and Debbie (Ramsey) Dixon in the Little River Community., Perry was a lifelong farmer and a member of First Baptist Church in Blytheville. Mr. Dixon was awarded Mississippi County Farm Family of the Year in 2002. He was a lifelong resident of Dell. Perry was a loving husband,...
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Lola Caviness

April 17, 2016

Lola "Walters" Caviness, 90, of Blytheville, passed away April 17, 2016 at Gosnell Therapy and Living Center in Gosnell. Lola was born to Albert and Jenny Lyles on March 5, 1926 in Elliott, Mississippi, where she lived until moving to Blytheville. She was employed at TRI-AD and Columbia Ribbon Company until their closing. Lola was then employed at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville as a...
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Jon Bishop

April 16, 2016

Jonathan Michael Bishop, 34, of Blytheville, passed away Saturday, April 16, 2016. Born to Michael and Mary Bishop in Beverly, Massachusetts, Jonathan was an employee of Nucor Yamato Steel. He had a passion for motorcycles and working on cars. Jonathan had a green thumb and loved gardening, especially growing hot peppers. He loved to listen to music. He was a very intelligent person and loved to...
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Terry Boozy

April 16, 2016

Terry Boozy, 49, of Blytheville, passed away Saturday, April 16, 2016. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced when completed.
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Julia "Judy" Dorris

April 12, 2016

Julia "Judy" Dorris, 90, of Santa Teresa, New Mexico and formerly of Blytheville, passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2016 in El Paso, Texas. Born to Harvey and Celesta (Walthal) Hicks, Judy was the bookkeeper at Briggs Furniture in West Memphis and Barton's Lumber Company. She is preceded in death by her husband, James Dorris; her parents; brother Jim Reed Hicks; and sisters, Mary Cox, Helen...
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Drew Kelley

April 10, 2016

Drew Kelley, 18, of Gosnell, passed away Sunday, April 10, 2016. Drew was born in Blytheville to Howard and Laura (Hopper) Kelley and was a lifelong resident. Drew was a member of the Senior Class of 2016 at Gosnell High School. His favorite class was Mrs. Charissa Moore's Ag class. Drew also love to weld, and aspired to go to welding school after graduation. He was a member of the Gosnell Trap...
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Janice Welch

March 27, 2016

Janice Kay Welch, 60, of Blytheville, passed away Sunday, March 27, 2016 at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born to William and Juanita (Knight) McMinn, Janice was a homemaker. She loved to raise calves and pretty punch. Janice loved to play with her grandchildren, they were her whole world. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, George McMinn and Olin McMinn; and...
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William "Pedro" Reese

March 27, 2016

William "Pedro" Reese, 71, of Steele, Missouri, passed away Sunday, March 27, 2016 at his home. Born to Eules and Juanita (Lee) Reese, William was a retired truck driver and of the Baptist faith. He was a member of Bethany Baptist Church. William served his country honorably in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Mr. Reese enjoyed watching sports, especially football. He loved...
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Johnnie Alice Trotter

March 26, 2016

Johnnie Alice Raspberry Trotter, 85 of Jasper, Alabama and formerly of Blytheville, passed from this life on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at Ridgewood Nursing Home in Jasper, Alabama. Born to Delmer and Anner (Palmer) Raspberry, Johnnie was a homemaker and was of the Baptist Faith. She was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church in Jasper. While living in Blytheville, Johnnie was an employee at...
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J.T. Tippy

March 23, 2016

J.T. Tippy, 95, of Lake City, passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro. Born to Jack and Mary Tippy, J.T. served his country honorably in the United States Army during World War II. He served in the Army as an artillery gunner from September 1944 to June 1946, and was a cook the last six months of service. He worked as a construction worker for P&S Construction...
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Hester Williams

March 21, 2016

Mrs. Hester Williams, 92, of Osceola, passed away Monday, March 21, 2016 at her home. Born to Jess and Mae McClain, Mrs. Williams was a homemaker. She loved to cook and sew. She also loved her church. Mrs. Williams adored her grand and great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, H.B. Williams; her parents; and sisters, Orie Groves, Muriel Waldo, Ellen Brawner, and Mattie...
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Richard Pereszlay

March 18, 2016

Richard "Dickie" Pereszlay, 84, of Blytheville, passed away Friday, March 18, 2016 at his home. Born to John and Helen (Orosz) Pereszlay in Toledo, Ohio, he was a retired tool and die engineer at Borg Warner. Richard served his country honorably as a medic in the United States Army. Richard was a member of the Hungarian Reform Church in Toledo, Ohio. He was a mason for 30 years. Richard also...
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Casey Conley

March 14, 2016

Robert Casey Conley, 81, passed away Monday, March 14, 2016. He was born February 13, 1935 in Blytheville to Calvin and Jewel Conley. Casey was a veteran, having served in the United States Army. He was a great cook and everyone loved his baked hams and coconut cakes. He was preceded in death by his parents; and stepdaughter, Scarlett Blankenship. Casey leaves his wife, Wanda Webb Conley; sons...
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Rose Higgins

March 14, 2016

Rose Elizabeth Higgins, 59, of Blytheville, passed away Monday, March 14, 2016 at her home. Rose was raised by her aunt and uncle, Tille and Sam Adams, alongside her cousins who were more like brothers and sisters, Doug, Scott, and Susan. She loved to go to church and was a member of Bethany Baptist. She also loved to play games on her computer. Rose loved her kids and grandkids. She was...
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Charlene Harris

March 14, 2016

Charlene Hoskins Harris, 85, of Blytheville, passed away Monday, March 14, 2016 at Heritage Square Nursing Home in Blytheville. Born to I.T., Sr. and Edna (Aycock) Walker, Charlene was retired from Gosnell School District where she was the cafeteria manager and drove the school bus. She loved the outdoors and going water skiing, fishing, and other outdoor activities. She was preceded in death...
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Mary Esther Springer

March 14, 2016

Mary Esther Hoskins Springer, 101, of Blytheville, passed away Monday, March 14, 2016 at her home. Born to Albert and Lula (Polk) Hoskins, Mary was retired from Skill Company where she was a supervisor. She loved church and was very active in church work. Mary was a former member of Half Moon Assembly of God. In earlier years, she was the W.M.C. (ladies director) for the area. For a short time,...
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Laney Dowdle

March 12, 2016

Laney Saige Dowdle, 2, of Blytheville, passed away Saturday, March 12, 2016 at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Laney leaves her parents, Jeremy Dowdle and Beth Burnett of Blytheville; brothers, Cutter Dowdle of Blytheville and Gage Dowdle of Whitehouse, Texas; grandparents, Rod and LaRue Dowdle of Tyler, Texas and Cathy and Wade Hughes of Blytheville; aunts and uncles, Chad Dowdle of...
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Winfred "Buddy" Tounzen, Jr.

March 11, 2016

Winfred "Buddy" Tounzen, Jr., 58, of Blytheville, passed away March 11, 2016 at his home. Buddy was born in Blytheville to Winfred, Sr. and Ruth Tounzen. He loved to watch and play football. Buddy was a family man and he loved his children, and adored his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father. Buddy is survived by his mother, Ruth; children, April Malone and her husband...
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Willie Easley

March 9, 2016

Mrs. Willie Easley, age 84 of Apopka, Florida and formerly of Blytheville, passed from this life on Wednesday March 9, 2016 at Hospice of The Comforter in Altamonte Springs, Florida. Born to Cleatus and Leslie Banks in Bruce Mississippi. She was a retired Supervisor at American Greeting in Osceola Arkansas, and a member of Victory Baptist Church in Apopka Florida, where she was an active member...
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Judy Bratton

March 8, 2016

Judy Elizabeth Bratton, 69, of Sheridan, Arkansas, passed away Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at her home. Judy was born to Curtis and Georgia Mason in Mississippi County. She was a member of Marlow Missionary Baptist Church in Sheridan. Prior to moving, she was a member of Gosnell Baptist Church. Judy loved gardening and her koi fish ponds. She also loved to decorate. Raising her family and serving her...
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Wanda Lee Doyle

March 8, 2016

Wanda Lee Doyle, 87, of Collierville, Tennessee, passed away Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at Baptist Hospital in Collierville. Born to Theodore B. and Mary Lela (Putt) Long, Lee graduated from Burdette High School in 1946. She was a homemaker and an antique dealer. Antiques and shopping were her hobbies. She had a passion for Yorkie dogs. Lee loved to play bridge, and played early on. She was...
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Anita Mastowski

March 7, 2016

Anita Mastowski, 64, of Blytheville, passed away Monday, March 7, 2016 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Born to Anthony and Veronica Nitko, Anita was a secretary and of the Catholic faith. She loved spending time with her family and keeping up with her grandkids. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Joseph Mastowski; and her parents. Anita leaves her children,...
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Bettye Claxton

March 4, 2016

Bettye Gaines Gann Claxton, age 89, left this earthly realm and entered her Heavenly home on March 4, 2016. She was born October 3, 1926 to Roy H. and Effie Cobb Gaines of Blytheville. A farmer's daughter and farmer's wife, Bettye lived in Blytheville all of her life. She was a wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Bettye was a member of the First United Methodist Church and...
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Georgia Cox

March 4, 2016

Georgia Bell Cox, age 89, of Halfmoon, was called home to be with the Lord Thursday, March 3, 2016 at her home in Halfmoon. Born to Bill and Eva (Warren) Overton, Georgia was a true homemaker. She liked to work in her yard and fish. Georgia was a Born Again member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. Her children, grandchildren, church, and home were her life. She enjoyed watching her grandchildren play....
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Mary Northcutt

March 3, 2016

Mary Leona Northcutt, age 81, of Blytheville, passed away Thursday, March 3, 2016 at Brookhaven Healthcare in West Plains, Missouri. Born to Irving and Pearl (Mays) Alexander, Mary was retired from Walmart after being a faithful employee of 26 years. She also worked as the account supervisor at the Credit Union for 24 years. Mary loved her church and the community. She was a member at Bethany...
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Mary Sipes

March 3, 2016

Mary Linda Stigall Sipes, 67, of Gosnell, passed away Thursday, March 3, 2016. She was a retired employee of 18 years of Borg Warner. She loved spending time with her grand and great grandchildren. Prior to her illness, she loved to hunt, fish, and search the cotton fields for marbles. She is proceeded in death by her husband of 35 years, Doyle Sipes; her parents, Robert and Avilou Stigall; a...
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Joy Bell Riggs

March 3, 2016

Joy Wooldridge Riggs, age 86, of Brandon, Mississippi and formerly of Blytheville, passed away Wednesday, March 3, 2016 at Highland Home Nursing Center in Ridgeland, Mississippi. Born to Rufus and Iantha (Rustin) Wooldridge, Joy was a homemaker and was a longtime resident of Blytheville. She was a member of the LoneOak, Mississippi County, and the Arkansas Extension Homemakers Council, having...
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Norma Hillis

February 27, 2016

Normal Louise Hillis, 67, of Blytheville, passed away Saturday, February 27, 2016 at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro. Born to James D. and Estelle (Wright) Brackin, Norma was a homemaker. She was involved with the Circle of Hope Cancer center as well as St. Jude. Norma collected bears, angels, cardinals, and snowmen. She very generously donated her bear collection to the State and local police...
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Roger Callender

February 27, 2016

Roger Clifton Callender, 69, of Blytheville, passed away Saturday, February 27, 2016 at the Memphis VA Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee. Born to P.C. and Eva (Rodgers) Callender, Roger was a former employee at Bush Brothers and a member of Dell Baptist Church. He was a musician, loved to play music, and was the founder and leader of the Callender Band. Roger also served his country honorably...
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Ray Clouse

February 26, 2016

Edward Ray Clouse of Blytheville passed away Friday, February 26, 2016 at the age of 87. Ray was born in Curdsville, Kentucky on May 28, 1928. He graduated valedictorian of his class from Armorel High School in 1947 and joined the Army soon after, and was deployed to Germany. He attended The University of Arkansas and earned a degree in electrical engineering. Ray was a Civil Service...
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Glenda Gill

February 24, 2016

Glenda Ellen Carpenter Gill, 62, of Steele, Missouri and formerly of Blytheville, passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at her home. Born to Lloyd and Mary Elizabeth (Phillips) Carpenter, Glenda was the owner/operator of River City Spice Company and Razorback Carry Out. She loved plants and barbequing. Along with her husband, Ray Alan Gill, they won numerous awards for their barbeque and were...
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RoxAnn Stubblefield

February 22, 2016

RoxAnn Stubblefield, 65, of Blytheville passed away Monday, February 22, 2016 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born to James and Margaret (Hodge) Wisdom on July 11, 1950. RoxAnn was the former plant secretary at Borg-Werner, and she currently worked at the Mississippi County Assessor's Office. RoxAnn loved flowers and was the former owner of Petal Pushers. She also enjoyed...
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Hershel Maynor

February 13, 2016

Hershel Maynor, 75, of Blytheville, passed away Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Born to Clarence and Zelder Maynor, Hershel was a retired truck driver and of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed the outdoors and outdoor activities such as fishing and riding four wheelers. Hershel also enjoyed playing cards and doing word searches. He was preceded in...
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Sadie Mitchell

July 13, 1923 - February 12, 2016

Sadie Mitchell, 92, of Blytheville, passed away Friday, February 12, 2016. Born to John and Ruby (Carter) Tarpy, Sadie was the owner of Treasurer Jewelers. Sadie was a dedicated mother and grandmother. She was a devoted Catholic. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Mitchell, parents and son, Jimmy Mitchell. Sadie leaves two daughters, Bettye Gail Austin (Gene), of Neosho, MO, and...
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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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