2014 Year In Review

Remembering the lives of the most notable personalities lost in 2014

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Our Obituaries

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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Sue Thompson

January 4, 1926 - October 6, 2014

Sue Thompson, 88, of Blytheville, passed from this life Monday, October 6, 2014 at her home. Sue was born in Blytheville, to Buster and Vera (Alford) Richardson, and was the former manager of Mode-a-Day Women's Store. She was an avid reader and animal lover, and loved her cocker spaniel Dusty. She loved to work in her yard and her flowers, especially her roses. Sue was also an active member of...
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Allene Tippett

October 3, 2014

Allene Moore Tippitt age 89, of Blytheville, passed from this life Friday, October 3, 2014 at Heritage Square Nursing Center. She was born in Pottsville, Arkansas to Lester and Bertha (Smith) Grigsby, and was an area resident most of her life. Mrs. Tippitt liked to go fishing, was an avid St. Louis Cardinal and Arkansas Razorback fan, and gardening flowers. She was blessed with a "green thumb"....
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Lorraine Hughes

October 27, 1918 - October 1, 2014

Lorraine Hughes age 95, widow of Lynn Hughes, formerly from Blytheville, AR passed away in San Diego, California on October 1, 2014. Gravesite service with be Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 10:30am in Elmwood Cemetery. Dr. Robin Moore will be officiating. There will be no visitation.
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DANNY GREEN

September 30, 2014

Danny Lee Green, 61, a lifelong resident of Blytheville, died at his home September 30, 2014. He is the son of Ann Jones Green of Blytheville and the late Olen Eugene Green. Danny, a dedicated family man, is survived by his wife of 41 years, Gail Gardner Green, a daughter, Jennifer Green Thomas, and son-in-law, Jeremy Thomas of Blytheville, and a son, Scott Gardner Green, and daughter-in-law,...
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Petra Rode Bough

May 25, 1959 - September 26, 2014

Petra Rode Baugh, age 55 died Friday, September 26, 2014 at her home in Gosnell. Born to Heinz and Rosemarie Reinhardt in Friedburg, Hessen Germany she was an area resident for several years and of the Lutheran Faith. She was the owner/operator of Petra's This and That store in Gosnell and loved to go to Flea Markets and search for unusual items for her business. She was also a Red Cross...
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NANCY SUMMITT

September 26, 2014

Nancy Webb Summitt, 72, of Blytheville, passed from this life Friday, September 26, 2014, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Arkansas. She was born in Blytheville on July 1, 1942 to Walker C. and Juanita (Moody) Webb. Nancy attended Arkansas State Teachers College (now UCA) in Conway, Arkansas where she received her degree in Home Economics. She received her Masters...
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Virginia McGhee

September 23, 2014

Virginia Ellis McGhee, 91, of Blytheville, Arkansas, passed from this life Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at Gosnell Healthcare. Virginia was born in Vardaman, Mississippi to Joe and Leona (Easley) Ellis. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Claude McGhee and a sister, Velera Baker. Mrs. McGhee was of the Methodist Faith. She enjoyed canning, sewing and loved being...
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STELLA ANDERSON

September 23, 2014

Stella M. Anderson, 94, of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, formerly of Cooter, Missouri, passed from this life Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. Born in Harrisburg, Arkansas to Luther and Bertha (McIlvoy) Caldwell, she was of the Baptist Faith. She enjoyed gardening and fishing. She was preceded in death by her parents and her...
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Bobbie Cole

September 21, 2014

Bobbie Nell Cole, 77, of Blytheville Arkansas passed from this life Sunday, September 21, 2014 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born to Thomas and Mattie [Martin] of Burdette and was a life long resident of Blytheville. Bobbie was a homemaker and her greatest joy was spending time with her children. She was always ready to go anytime or any where with them. Bobbie enjoyed...
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IDABEL POLLARD

September 19, 2014

Obituary for Idabel Reeves Pollard Born January 15, 1919 in Hardin County, TN. Died September 19, 2014, in Lubbock, TX Survived by; daughters Ann Reeves Tatom and Dr. Kathleen Pollard; grandson John Tatom and wife April, grandson Matthew Tatom; great-grandsons Spencer Tatom and Miles Tatom. Preceded in death by; husband Fred Wayland Pollard; parents Lillie Sessal Rose Reeves and William...
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CHUCK WILDER

September 11, 2014

Charles 'Chuck" Robert Wilder, Jr., 49, of Blytheville died September 11, 2014 at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, TN. Chuck was born in Watervliet, MI to Charles Robert and Lorraine Smith Wilder, Sr. He worked as the Safety Assistant TMK – IPSCO. Chuck was preceded in death by his Father; and his step father, Earl Keith. He is survived by his mother, Lorraine Merritt, of Perryville, MO;...
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MARTI BEARDEN

September 11, 2014

Marti Shields Bearden, 46, of Blytheville, passed from this life Thursday, September 11, 2014, at the Conway Regional Medical Center in Conway, Arkansas. Born in Blytheville to Sammy Shields and Janet Scrape, she attended the Methodist Church. She enjoyed horseback riding, art, cooking, all kinds of animals and anything imaginable. Her greatest joy was spending time with her daughter,...
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DOROTHY Wren TOOMBS

September 10, 2014

Dorothy Louise Carnell Wren Toombs, age 91 of Blytheville, Arkansas passed from this life on Tuesday, September 10, 2014 at her home. Born to Julian and Lizzie Sanders Carnell in Halls, Tennessee, she was an area resident for most of her life and of the Baptist Faith. Dorothy loved to put jigsaw puzzles together. No matter what size they were, they were always restful and entertaining to her....
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NETTIE Moore HENSON

September 9, 2014

Nell Moore Henson, 83 of North Little Rock and formerly of Blytheville, passed from this life on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at the Springhill Memorial Hospital in North Little Rock. Born to Moss and Esther Hughes Moore in Huffman, Arkansas, she was a lifelong area resident, a member of North Tenth Street Baptist Church and a homemaker. Her parents, husband, James Henson; granddaughter, Kathryn...
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PATRICIA HAYSLIP

September 9, 2014

Patricia Hayslip, 72, of Pleasant Plains, Arkansas departed this life, Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at her residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced when completed.
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BOBBY CARAWAY

September 7, 2014

Bobby Ann Caraway, age 90, of Germantown, Tennessee, passed away September 7, 2014 at the Gardens of Germantown. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Thad H. Caraway, her parents Bob and Christine (Webb) Purvis of Blytheville, Arkansas, and her lifelong best friend June Blackard. She leaves two children, Ann Purvis Caraway of Memphis, Tennessee and Robert Michael Caraway (Pam)...
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MARGARET WRIGHT

September 2, 2014

Margaret Ann Sipes Wright, age 73, of Gosnell, Arkansas passed from this life on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at Baptist Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Born to Arzo and Mary Elizabeth McGill Sipes in the Blytheville area, she was a lifelong resident, a homemaker and of the Pentecostal faith. Margaret was an avid fisherman and could out fish most people around her. When able, she would work in her...
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SHIRLEY GRIBBLE

September 1, 2014

Ms. Shirley Rae Moore Gribble, age 70 of Blytheville passed from this life on Monday, September 1, 2014 at Baptist Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Born to Clovis Moore and Alberta Wright Black in Pollard, Arkansas. She was an area resident for most of her life. Shirley was a retired office manager for Schueck Steel and was of the Baptist Faith. Shirley loved her flower gardens and would work...
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RUTH CRAIG

September 1, 2014

Friends (and strangers she would have loved to have met, and who would have not remained strangers to her for long) can come visit with Ruth's family at Cobb Funeral Home on Thursday, September 4th, 2014, from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm. Ruth, having retired from Avon after 52 years serving the Blytheville area, also known as "the coke lady" at Westminister Village, died on Monday, September 1,...
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PEGGY JUNE JACKSON

May 22, 1934 - September 1, 2014

Peggy June Jackson, 80 of Blytheville, AR., passed from this life into her glorious eternal life on Monday, September 1, 2014, at her home in Blytheville. Peggy was born on May 22, 1934, to Wesley and Virginia Stallings of Blytheville. She was a resident of this area for her entire life. Peggy was a true southern belle and gracious host to many. She was a devoted member of First Baptist Church...
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JIMMY R. GILL

December 15, 1937 - August 30, 2014

Jimmy R. Gill, 76, of the Halfmoon Community, passed from this life Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Born in Blytheville, Arkansas to James and Mary Ann Henderson Gill, he was a truck driver and farmer. Mr. Gill was preceded in death by his parents, and one son, Jayson Gill. Jimmy was a member of the Dell Baptist Church. He enjoyed...
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Harvey Alten Franklin

August 29, 2014

Harvey Alten Franklin, age 73 of Tyler, Missouri passed from this life into his glorious eternal life August 29, 2014 at his home in Tyler. Born to Floyd and Johnnie Luna Franklin in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, he was a resident of this area for most of his life. Harvey was a machinist for the Ball Corporation and attended the Heartland Pentecostal Church in Gosnell. He loved fishing and spending...
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Rhonda Bevill Highfill

November 27, 1960 - August 26, 2014

Ms. Rhonda Jo Bevill Highfill, age 53 of Marked Tree, Arkansas and formerly of Blytheville passed from this life on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at the Rebsamen Medical Center in Jacksonville, Arkansas. Born to Joe Medwick and Mary Evelyn Knapp Bevill in Blytheville, she was a homemaker, of the Baptist Faith and preceded in death by her parents. Although Rhonda has been disabled for the past several...
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Ophelia Boyd

December 17, 1925 - August 17, 2014

Ophelia "Pete" Hardin Boyd, 88, of Blytheville, Arkansas passed from this life Sunday, August 17, 2014 at St. Bernard's Medical Center. Ophelia was born in Dell, to Jack and Clara (Alley) Hardin. She was a beautician and owner/operator of Ophelia's Beauty Shop. She was also retired from the Blytheville Courier News. Ophelia was a member of the Gosnell E.H. Club, Delta Red Hat Club, and a former...
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Lavada Watson

August 16, 1920 - August 17, 2014

Lavada Hoskins Watson, age 94 of Blytheville, Arkansas passed from this life on Sunday, August 17, 2014 at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville, Arkansas. Lavada was born to James Albert and Lula Polk Hoskins in Blytheville and was a lifelong resident.. She was a devoted Wife, Mother, Grandmother, and great grandmother who loved spending her time with family and friends. Lavada loved playing...
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"Buddy" Charles O. Nelson

April 4, 1935 - August 13, 2014

"Buddy" Charles O. Nelson, age 79 of Blytheville passed from this life on August 13, 2014 at the Gosnell Health Care Center in Gosnell. Born to Charley and Shirley Terry Nelson in Huffman, Arkansas, he was a retired over the road truck driver and served his country with honors in the US Army during the Korean War. He was a member of the Churches of Christ, member of the Blytheville American...
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Richard Gene Smith

August 8, 2014

Richard Gene Smith, 80 of Blytheville passed from this life Friday, August 8, 2014 at his home. Richard was born in Ripley, Mississippi and was a resident of Blytheville most of his life He was preceded in death by his parents Hines Smith and Rebecca Whitehead Smith, an infant son Rickey, two brother James V. Smith, Bobby Hines Smith and a sister Victoria Ray. Richard was a retired Crain...
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Eugene Bruce

February 12, 1939 - August 3, 2014

Retired CMSGT (Chief Master Sergeant), United States Air Force, Eugene Bruce of Gosnell, Arkansas passed from this life on 3 August 2014 at the age of 75 years old. He served his country as a member of the USAF culminating his service as the Blytheville Air Force Base Senior Enlisted Advisor for the 97th Bombardment Wing Heavy, Strategic Air Command - 30 April 1984. He also served as a minister...
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Carolyn Deichman

July 30, 2014

Carolyn Hardesty Deichman, 66, resident of Blytheville, Arkansas passed from this life Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at her residence. Mrs. Deichman was born on January 15, 1948 in Hickman, Arkansas to Paul and Ruby McDermott Hardesty. Carolyn was a homemaker and of the Church of Christ faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Edward Deichman, her parents, sisters, Roberta...
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Dennis Michael "Scooter" Kibler

November 18, 1972 - July 29, 2014

Dennis Michael "SCOOTER" Kibler Jr., age 41 of the Burdette Community passed from this life on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at the Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. He was born to Dennis Michael and Judith Henderson Kibler in Lincoln Park, Michigan, was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and a truck driver for A.N.S.P. Scooter was also a baseball coach who helped coach from T...
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JACK ROBBINS

July 25, 2014

Jack D. Robbins, 75, of Iowa, Louisiana, passed from this life Friday, July 25, 2014 at the Golden Age Nursing Home in Welsh, Louisiana. Born in Cincinnati, Iowa to Albert Ashley and Mildred Maxine (Besse) Robbins, he was a Pit Boss for Harrah's Casino. Jack was of the Lutheran Faith and enjoyed fishing, hunting, football and his favorite eating at Dairy Queen. He is preceded in death by...
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J. L. Westbrook, Jr.

August 31, 1926 - July 16, 2014

Mr. J.L. Westbrook Jr, age 87 of Blytheville, passed from this life on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 in Memphis. Born to J.L. and Mae Smith Westbrook Sr. in Jonesboro, he was the past owner/operator of Westbrooks Shoes and Clothing and a member of the First Presbyterian Church. J. L.s' early years were in Jonesboro where he graduated from Jonesboro High School in 1943 and enlisted in the U.S. Navy...
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BILLY WILLIAMS

July 14, 2014

Billy J. Williams age 81 of Blytheville, passed from this life Monday, July 14, 2014 at the Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Mr. Williams was born in Blytheville to Curtis and Colon Harrison Williams, and was a Blytheville resident most of his life. Mr. Williams was a barber, and after his retirement worked for Langley Dodge and later for Cobb Funeral Home. He was a member of the...
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Frances Brown Abbott

July 5, 2014

Frances E. Brown Abbott, 98, went to be with our Lord Saturday, July 5, 2014 in Osceola, Arkansas. She was born December 17, 1915, in Pontotoc, Mississippi to Charles F. Sr. and Maude Bishop Brown. She was a long time resident of the Blytheville, Arkansas area. She graduated from Whitehaven High School in Memphis, Tennessee where she played on the women's' basketball team that won their State...
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Joyce Hay

June 24, 2014

Joyce Hay age 82 of Blytheville, widow of Wallace Hay, passed from this life Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti, Missouri. Mrs. Hay was born to Luther and Esther (Vines) Qualls at Keiser and was a Blytheville resident most of her life. She retired after 35 years from Bush Canning Company, and was a member of Lone Oak Baptist Church. Mrs. Hay was a wonderful mother and...
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Gene Cable

June 23, 2014

Mr. Gene Cable, age 79 of Steele, Missouri, passed from this life on Monday, June 23, 2014 at Baptist Hospital East in Memphis, Tennessee. Gene was the owner/ operator alongside Virginia, his wife of 39 years. Gene was born in Blytheville, Arkansas to Willie Edmon "Bill" and Vashti Stewart Cable and attended New Liberty Baptist Church. Gene was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served his country...
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Alice Delight Karr-Nichols

June 25, 1947 - June 22, 2014

Alice Delight Karr-Nichols, age 66 of Columbus, Mississippi and formerly of Gosnell and Hardy, Arkansas passed from this life on Sunday June 22, 2014 at the Good Samaritan HealthCare facility in Omaha, Nebraska where she was temporarily employed as a contract director of nursing. She was born to James Franklin and Alice Canamore Bailey in Dell, Arkansas and resided in Columbus, Mississippi over...
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Troy Yopp

June 22, 2014

Troy Bradford Yopp, 78, passed away peacefully in his favorite recliner while taking a nap on June 22, 2014. Troy was born on October 18, 1935, to Edgar and Mary Yopp in Middleton, Tennessee. He found his love of horses while riding one to and from high school. He joined the U.S. Air Force at such a young age that his parents had to sign wavers before he could be enlisted in the U.S. Air Force....
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Betty Geeslin

June 21, 2014

Mrs. Betty Black Geeslin, age 85 of Blytheville passed from this life on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at her home. Born to Farnsworth and Kathleen Black in Memphis, Tennessee she had lived most of her life in Blytheville. Betty was a retired school teacher from the Blytheville School System and an active member of the First United Methodist Church where she and husband T.E. Geeslin were the first to...
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DAVID ALESHIRE

June 19, 2014

David Dale Aleshire, 69, resident of Blytheville, Arkansas passed from this life Thursday, June 19, 2014 at the NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Mr. Aleshire was born on August 14, 1944 in Adrian, Michigan to Malcom and Marian Birchfield Aleshire. David retired from ACCO as a purchasing agent and for the last 13 years he was employed at the Arkansas Tourist Welcome Center. He...
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Bobby J. Battles

April 17, 1932 - June 19, 2014

Mr. Bobby Joe Battles, age 82 of Steele, Missouri died Thursday, June 19, 2014 at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro. Born to Elmer and Rubena Ford Battles at Armorel, he had been a lifelong resident and a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Bobby was a Farmer who loved to work. His parents and one brother, Jerry Battles preceded him in death. Bobby is survived by his wife,...
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Willard Mosley

June 15, 2014

Mr. Willard Mosley age 82 of Gosnell, passed from this life Sunday, June 15, 2014 at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was the owner of Mosley & Sons Motorcycle Repair. Willard was born in Gosnell to Henry Edgar Washington and Lorene Josephine (McGill) Mosley, and was a lifelong Gosnell resident, where he was very active in the community. Mr. Mosley was a retired officer from...
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Jimmie Dale Butler

June 4, 1948 - June 6, 2014

Jimmie Dale Butler, age 66 of Arkadelphia, Arkansas and formerly of the Osceola area passed from this life on June 6, 2014 at the Heritage of Hot Springs Health and Rehab in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Born to Robert William and Edith Williams Butler in Blytheville, Arkansas he was affiliated with the Church of The Lord Jesus Christ and was a retired Towboat deck hand. Jimmie loved the outdoors and...
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UTAH VON PRICE

June 3, 2014

Utah Von Price, 91, of Cape Girardeau, Missouri and former longtime resident of Gosnell, Arkansas passed from this life Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Von was born in Mt. View, Arkansas to James W. and Leo Jenkins Price, he was retired Technical Sgt with the United States Marine Corp and Marine Recruiter in Cape Girardeau, retired job training representative...
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MINYON RAST COHEN

May 31, 2014

Minyon Cohen, 85 of Blytheville, Arkansas passed from this life Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Great River Medical Center. Born in Iuka, Mississippi to Marvin McKinley and Susie Bell Cox Rast, she was retired from Chickasawba Hospital as an X-ray Assistant and was a member of Salem Methodist Church in Iuka, Mississippi. Mrs. Cohen was a member of DAV Axillary. She had a green thumb and was an...
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DANIEL VANCE CAMPBELL

May 31, 2014

Daniel Vance Campbell, 43, of Gosnell, Arkansas passed from this life Saturday, May 31, 2014 at his home. Born in Blytheville to Vance and Sylvia Ann Keener Campbell, he was a contract painter and attended Pathway Church of God. Daniel was a comical and talented person who could do anything he set his mind to. He enjoyed playing the guitar and singing karaoke. Daniel was preceded in death by...
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KARLA MAYS

May 26, 2014

Karla Mays, 94, of Blytheville, Arkansas passed from this life Monday, May 26, 2014 at her home. Born in Glass, Tennessee to Carl and Fannie Wilson Boone, she was a homemaker and a member of Beacon Baptist Church. Karla was a wonderful and loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed working in her yard and playing board games. She loved her church and played the piano for many years at...
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Neda Fay Moore Turner

January 8, 1942 - May 23, 2014

Mrs. Neda Fay Moore Turner, age 72 of Blytheville passed from this life on Friday, May 23, 2014 at her home in Blytheville. Born to Cratus Wilson "C.W." and Hattie Mae Phillips Moore in Manila, Arkansas she was a lifelong area resident and attended #9 Baptist Church. Neda was an individual who loved gardening and especially going crappie fishing with her husband Mickey. She had an avid love for...
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JOHNNIE McDANIEL

May 22, 2014

Johnnie McDaniel, 89, of Blytheville passed from this life Thursday, May 22, 2014. Born in Gibson County, Tennessee to Robert and Cora Knox McDaniel, he was a farmer and attended Mary's Chapel Baptist Church. Johnnie enjoyed hunting and loved visiting with his family and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Lavern McDaniel; 4 brothers and 5 sisters...
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Virginia Myrick Huffman

May 21, 2014

Virginia Myrick Huffman, 97, of Richmond, Virginia, formerly of Blytheville, Arkansas, died May 21, 2014. She was predeceased by her husband, Alvin Huffman, Jr. She was born in Bentonville, Arkansas, spent her formative years in Memphis, Tennessee, and lived most of her life in Blytheville. She was a graduate of Hutchison School in Memphis and Blue Mountain College in Mississippi. She was...
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REBECCA "BECKY" MYERS

May 17, 2014

Rebecca Myers, 84, of Blytheville, Arkansas passed from this life Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Born in Cushman, Arkansas to Curtis Ruble and Sarah Elizabeth Swindle Pennington, she was a retired office manager of AAA Plumbing and was of the Protestant faith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 5 brothers and 2...
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