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Rhonda Lucas

October 15, 2017

Rhonda Gail Lucas, 50, of West Point, Mississippi passed away Sunday, October 15, 2017 at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point, Mississippi. Born in Osceola to James and Dian Lucas, Rhonda was a homemaker and a member of Grace Life Church. She was the former president of the Armorel PTA. Rhonda loved to sew and cross stitch, and everything she made was beautiful. She also loved to swim...
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Charles Williams

October 15, 2017

Mr. Charles Edward "Catfish" Williams, 85, of Blytheville passed away Sunday, October 15, 2017 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Born September 28, 1932, he is the son of the late Dave and Lula May Williams. He served his country honorably in the United States Army. He worked at Randall Company as a machine operator and at the Blytheville Country Club as a night watchman. He was...
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Patricia Caldwell

October 12, 2017

Patricia Ann Caldwell, 70, of Luxora, passed away Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Patricia was born to John and Susie Barch in Blytheville. She was the Mississippi County Tax Collector and a member of Luxora Church of Christ. Patricia was dedicated to her family, grandchildren, and her work. She was preceded in death by her parents; three...
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Zola Watson

October 11, 2017

Zola Watson, 89, of Blytheville, passed away Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Zola was born to Ferd C. and Mary Alice (Turner) Reams in Yarbro. She was a homemaker and a member of Ruddle Road Church of God. She was the last survivor of her family. Zola was an avid reader, quilter, and loved to play cards. She was a true "southern cook" and...
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Rhul Keller

October 9, 2017

Rhul Keller, 70, of Blytheville, passed away Monday, October 9, 2017 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Rhul was born to Rhul Wesley and Mable Beatrice (Turner) Keller in Eastman, Oklahoma. He was a retired truck driver and called Eastman Baptist Church his church home. He served his country honorably in the United States Army. Rhul served two tours of duty in the Vietnam War and was...
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John Roden

December 6, 1924 - October 6, 2017

John William Roden, 92, passed from this life Friday, October 6, 2017 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was born December 6, 1924 to John Henry Roden and Annie Mae Cline in Tuscumbia, Alabama. He moved to Blytheville in the 10th grave and graduated from Blytheville High School as Salutatorian. During his high school years, he was selected to be the Government's...
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Robert Baughman

October 3, 2017

Robert L. Baughman, 85, of Manila, passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at Manila Nursing Home in Manila. Robert was born in Roseland, Arkansas to William and Vera (Owens) Baughman. He was retired from the United States Army where he served his country honorably during the Vietnam and Korean Wars. Robert was a Mason, Shriner, and was a member of the American Legion. He enjoyed his horses for...
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Anthony Philbrook

September 27, 2017

Anthony Philbrook, 64, of Blytheville, passed away Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Anthony was born in Blytheville to Fred and Oma Scroggins Philbrook. He was a lifelong resident of Blytheville and of the Baptist faith. Anthony was a retired truck driver and the former owner/operator of Philbrook's Grocery Store. Anthony served as the former Captain and...
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William "Billy" Reid

September 15, 2017

William T. "Billy" Reid, 77, of Blytheville, passed from this life Friday, September 15, 2017 at his home. Billy was born to Tommie A. and Vergie Irene Thomas Reid in Blytheville. Billy was retired from Borg Warner and was a lifelong area resident. He served in the United States Army from 1963 to 1965 during the Vietnam War and was a member of the American Legion. Billy was a lifelong devoted...
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Dorothy Gurno

September 12, 2017

Dorothy Elizabeth Gurno, 95, of Mayfield, Kentucky and formerly of Blytheville, passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Mayfield, Kentucky. Dorothy was born in Pettigrew, Arkansas to Clarence and Ellen (Starr) Thacker. She was a retired practical nurse at Walls Hospital and Doctor's Hospital. She was also retired from Union Carbide. Dorothy enjoyed sitting with...
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Patricia Chilton

September 9, 2017

Patricia Jean Chilton, 64, of Osceola, passed away Saturday, September 9, 2017 at SMC Regional Medical Center in Osceola. Patricia was born in Blytheville to J.R. and Jan (Pretty) Lott. She was retired from Osceola Products where she was the secretary and was a longtime member of Westside Baptist Church in Osceola. Patricia served as the church secretary and loved her church family. She loved to...
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Jerry J. Hudson

May 15, 1941 - September 8, 2017

Jerry J. Hudson, 76, of Blytheville, passed away Friday, September 8, 2017 at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro. Jerry was born in Blytheville to Albert and Iba Love (Watson) Hudson. He was a farmer and a member of Mary's Chapel Baptist Church. Jerry loved hunting and fishing. He always liked to be around people. He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and four brothers. Jerry...
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Lillie Martin

September 5, 2017

Lillie Gee Martin, 91, of College Station, Texas and formerly of Blytheville, passed away Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at her son's home in College Station, Texas. Lille was born in Ripley, Tennessee to Jordan and Elizabeth (Bell) Presnell. Lillie served her family all her life. As the oldest of a household full of girls, Lillie helped to raise her younger sisters in Yarbro. She was very active in...
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Donald Walter, Jr.

September 5, 2017

Donald Walter, Jr., 64, of Blytheville, passed away Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Donald was born in Memphis, Tennessee to Donald Sr. and Joan (Bombolaski) Walter. He was a dog breeder and of the Catholic faith. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Thomas and Johnny Walter. Donald leaves his sister-in-law, Bobbie Walter...
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Gerald "Jerry" Hamra

September 4, 2017

Gerald "Jerry" Hamra, Jr., 49, of Blytheville, passed away September 4, 2017 at Signature Healthcare at St. Peter Villa in Memphis, Tennessee. Jerry was born in Blytheville to Gerald Hamra, Sr. and Linda (Wheat) Tucker and was an insurance consultant. He was an animal lover and loved his two cats, Linus and Molly. Jerry was an avid sports fan and reader, and enjoyed playing dungeons and dragons....
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Jack L. Jackson

September 4, 2017

Jack L. Jackson, 80, of Blytheville, passed away Monday, September 4, 2017 at his home. Jack was born in Portia, Arkansas to Hurshel and Mary (Moore) Jackson. He was a farmer and was a member of First United Methodist Church. Jack was a graduate of Blytheville High School and SMU. He worked as a civil engineer for Michael Baker Construction in Jackson, Mississippi before returning back to...
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Hope Deen

September 1, 2017

Hope Whitworth Deen departed this life the morning of 1 September 2017 at her home in Fayetteville, She was 18 days short of her 93rd birthday. She was the widow of the late Elwood Francis Deen of Blytheville, who predeceased her by more than 30 years. Her immediate family include her sons: Stephan Elwood Whitworth Deen of Fayetteville, Dr. Lewis Stanley Deen of Palm Springs, Ca, and...
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Flora Turnage

September 1, 2017

Flora Mae Turnage, 95, of West Memphis and formerly of Blytheville, passed away Friday, September 1, 2017 at Methodist North Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Flora was born to John and Mary Hansard in Marmaduke, Arkansas. She was retired from Randall Company and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Flora loved to travel and loved being outside, especially working with her flowers. She was...
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Wendell McCormick

August 31, 2017

Wendell McCormick, 64, of Blytheville, passed away Thursday, August 31, 2017 SMC Regional Hospital in Osceola. Wendell was born in Blytheville to Clarence and Lillian (Hickman) McCormick. He was retired from Blytheville Fire Department and was of the Methodist faith. Wendell loved the outdoors, hunting, and fishing. He enjoyed spending time at his cabin in Hardy. Wendell loved his grandchildren...
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Bennie Richard Key

August 27, 2017

Bennie Richard Key, 73, of Manila, passed away Sunday, August 27, 2017 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Bennie was born to V.B and Mattie (Yancy) Key in Roseland, Arkansas. He worked in maintenance at Manila schools and was a member of First United Pentecostal Church in Manila. Bennie loved his church and preaching the Gospel. He also enjoyed fishing. He was preceded in death...
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Donna Poole

August 27, 2017

Donna Mae Poole, 82, of Blytheville, went to be with the Lord Sunday, August 27, 2017 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Donna was born in Holcomb, Missouri to William L. and Sylvia (Long) Sturgeon. She was retired from the Blytheville Air Force Base where she was the arts and crafts director. Donna wrote poetry, played guitar, and was an accomplished artist. At one time, one of...
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Doris Hughes

August 24, 2017

Doris Alice Hughes, 86, of Blytheville, passed away Thursday, August 24, 2017 at her home. Doris was born in Blytheville to Charles and Maude (Bishop) Brown. She was retired from the manufacturing industry and was a member of Promiseland Methodist Church. Doris loved to knit, sew, read, and prepare pecans. She made everyone feel like family. Doris was loved by all and was a part of everyone's...
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Marcella Shipp

August 24, 2017

Marcella Brown Shipp, 86, of Steele, Missouri, passed away Thursday, August 24, 2017 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Marcella was born to James and Lorene (Keel) Brown in Altoona, Alabama. She was a retired nurse's aide and attended Faith Pentecostal Church in Holland, Missouri. Marcella loved the outdoors, fishing, and bowling. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great...
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Patsy Morris

August 20, 2017

Patsy Morris, 85, of Blytheville, passed away Sunday, August 20, 2017 at her home. Patsy was born to Cleo C. and Jewell (Cole) Pope in Portia, Arkansas. She was retired from Montgomery Ward where she was a bookkeeper. Patsy was a member of First United Methodist Church and was member of the choir for over 30 years. Patsy volunteered and helped at the school in any way she could. She was also an...
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Ronald Morehead, Jr.

August 14, 2017

Ronald L. Morehead, Jr., 59, of Blytheville, went to be with the Lord Monday, August 14, 2017 at his home. Ron was born in La Junta, Colorado to Ronald L. Morehead, Sr. and Peggy (Wilburn) Morehead. He attended Otero Junior College in La Junta, Colorado where he earned a certificate in welding. He was a welder for Holiday Rambler in his younger days. Ron came to Blytheville in 1978 and attended...
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Willie L. Hall

August 13, 2017

Mrs. Willie L. Hall passed away at Phil and Flo Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Arkansas on August 13, 2017. She was born October 23, 1924 in Marked Tree, Arkansas to Louis and Florence Anderson, who preceded her in death. Also preceded her were her brothers, Mark, John, and H.C. Anderson; sisters, Dollie Glen Anderson, Agnes Dyche, and Irene Ashby; and two nephews, Andy and David Anderson. ...
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Damon McLeod

August 5, 2017

Mr. Henry Damon McLeod III, a disabled United States Army Paratrooper with 33 jumps to his credit, passed away August 5, 2017 at his home in Blytheville. Damon was born in Blytheville to D.J. and Bonnie (Glover) McLeod and was a member of First Baptist Church. He served his country honorably in the United States Army. Damon rose to the rank of E-5 Buck Sergeant from March 1982 through February...
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Mae Coleman

August 5, 2017

Exer Mae Coleman, 81, of Blytheville, passed away Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Stonebridge Assisted Living in Blytheville. Mae was born in Ashdown, Arkansas to Leonard and Dennie (Ford) Ayers. She was a retired medical records clerk at Baptist Memorial Hospital and was a member of Beacon Baptist Church. Mae was an avid reader and loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded...
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Don Howard

August 3, 2017

Donald Wayne Howard, 66, of Blytheville, passed away Thursday, August 3, 2017 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. Don was born to Elmer and Katherine (Summers) Howard in Manila. He was the owner and operator of Don's Body Shop. He also served his country honorably in the United States Army. Don could hardly keep still and was always working with his hands. He liked inventing gadgets and...
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Robert Jontz

August 2, 2017

Robert M. Jontz, 66, of Asheville, North Carolina and formerly of Blytheville, passed away Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock, North Carolina. Born in Blytheville, he was a son of the late William Mearl and Billie Louise Gaines Jontz, and was also preceded in death by a brother, William Gaines Jontz. Robert leaves his brother, David Tucker Jontz of Asheville, North...
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Talmadge Brock

August 2, 2017

Talmadge Brock, 65, of Memphis, Tennessee, passed away August 2, 2017 at Baptist Hospital Desoto in Southaven, Mississippi. Talmadge was born in Manila to Gary and Eunice (Hill) Brock. He was a retired truck driver and very much enjoyed retirement. He was preceded in death by his parents. Talmadge leaves his wife, Lorena Sesti Brock of the home; four children, Tanjua Brock of Tunica,...
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Anna Lee Bollard

September 22, 1923 - July 27, 2017

Anna Lee Bollard, 93, of Blytheville, Arkansas, passed away Thursday, July 27, 2017 in Blytheville. Anna was born in Blytheville to Arthur and Lola (Griffith) Baker. She worked tirelessly beside her husband in farming. She loved traveling in the United States and Canada. Her hobbies included all kinds of sewing, quilting, upholstery work and doll making. Anna loved being outdoors especially...
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Patricia Edwards

July 24, 2017

Patricia K. Edwards, 70, of Henderson, Arkansas and formerly of Blytheville, passed away Monday, July 24, 2017 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Patricia was born in Joplin, Missouri to Clifford and Marianna (Stephens) Kelly. She was a homemaker and was a former member of First United Methodist Church in Blytheville. Patricia loved gardening, traveling, and yard sales. She was an avid...
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Jimmy Connell

July 24, 2017

Jimmy Connell, 69, of Blytheville, passed away Monday, July 24, 2017 at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Jimmy was born in Blytheville to Homer and Jean (Kelly) Connell and was a member of Bethany Baptist Church. He was retired from Steel Related Technologies where he was the purchasing manager. Jimmy recently went to work at Lowes because he missed working with people. Jimmy served...
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Gary French

July 22, 2017

Gary French, 65, of Blytheville, passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017 at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro. Gary was born in St. Louis, Missouri to Willis and Earline (Hodge) French and was a former employee of Heekin Can Company where he was a machinist and worked in maintenance, Maverick Tube, and he also owned a lawn service company. He lived most of his life in Blytheville and was an avid...
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Charles "Charlie" Anderson

July 20, 2017

Charles "Charlie" Anderson, 64, of Blytheville, passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017 at his home. Charlie was born in Blytheville to Clint and Manola Bell (Williams) Anderson and was the co-owner of The Computer Terminal. Charlie served in the National Guard from 1971-1977 and also served in the Air Force Reserves. He loved going to the coffee shops with his buddies and telling stories and jokes....
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Shirley Lipford

July 18, 2017

Shirley Ann Lipford, 82, of Bangor, Michigan and formerly of Blytheville, passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Shirley was born in Blytheville to Leonard and Brucie (Barnes) White. Shirley married Marvin Lipford, February 26, 1953 in Blytheville and lived here the majority of her life until she retired to Mountain View. She moved to Bangor, Michigan in 2012 to live with her daughter. She was an...
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Nick Patterson

July 13, 2017

Nicholas Cheatum Patterson died peacefully Thursday, July 13, 2017 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. A lifelong resident of Blytheville, Nick graduated from the University of Memphis. After graduation, he managed the family's farm for many years. He later joined William Sausage Company where he excelled as the national sales manager and loved to travel. Nick was a member of First...
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Nancy Roberts

July 13, 2017

Nancy Ann Perry Roberts died on July 13, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital in Bartlett, TN. She was 70 years old. Nancy was born to Cornelius and Joyce (Dusing) Perry in Batavia, NY. She was a registered nurse of 45 years and a long-time resident of Gosnell. Nancy was an elder of First Presbyterian Church. She often tutored through the Wellspring Church. Nancy was an avid reader and loved animals. ...
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Mona Phillips

June 25, 1933 - July 13, 2017

Mona Joy Phillips passed away peacefully in Memphis, Tennessee on July 13, 2017. She was 84 years old. Mona was born to the late Russell Gaines and Imogene (Garner) Gaines on June 25, 1933. She graduated from Blytheville High School in 1951 and Washington University in 1955. She was a physical therapist for over 30 years. Mona was a member of First United Methodist Church in West Memphis. She...
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Nancy Boff

July 3, 2017

Nancy V. Williamson Boff, 78, of Port Richey, Florida and formerly of Blytheville, passed away Monday, July 3, 2017 at her home. Nancy was born in Blytheville to John and Susie (O'Neal) Williamson. She retired in July 2016 after working for Sears and Roebuck for 42 years. She enjoyed working in her yard and was of the Baptist faith. Nancy loved her family and friends and enjoyed coming home to...
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Bobby Razer

July 3, 2017

Bobby Roy Razer, 66, of Senath, Missouri, passed away Monday July 3, 2017 at Heritage Nursing Home in Kennett, Missouri. Bobby was born in Cooter, Missouri to John and Claudyne (O'Kane) Razer. Bobby was a retired butcher and a 20 year resident of Senath. He was a very social man who loved karaoke. He would sing anytime and anywhere. Bobby was a very kind, sweet, and caring man. He loved his...
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Beatrice Moreland

June 19, 2017

Beatrice Irene Moreland, 97, of Blytheville, peacefully passed from this life Monday, June 19, 2017 at her home. Beatrice was born in Blytheville to Obie and Bertie (Floyd) Webster. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. Beatrice enjoyed gardening and watching television. She was preceded in death by her husband, Winford C. Moreland, Sr.; her parents; a daughter, Nancy Leaderbrand; and...
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Juanita Marie Cole

September 9, 1936 - June 16, 2017

Juanita Marie (Reece) Cole, 80, of Blytheville, AR, passed away Friday, June 16, 2017 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro, AR. Juanita was born in Bells, TN to John Robert and Alma (Sorrels) Lonon. She especially loved her family and spending time with her grandchildren. Juanita enjoyed spending time at home and cooking especially her pies and cakes. Juanita's passion was watching old TV...
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Carolyn Mae West

March 9, 1951 - June 16, 2017

Carolyn Mae West, 66, of Mammoth Spring, AR, passed away Friday, June 16, 2017 at Eagle Crest Nursing & Rehab Center, Ash Flat, AR. Carolyn was born in Blytheville to Alfred Wayne "Fritz" and Nannie Byrd (Hopper) West. She was a member of Union Hill Community Church in Mammoth Spring and a previous member of Bethany Bethany Baptist Church and Clear Lake Baptist Church. Carolyn touched so many...
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Sandra Jaggers

June 13, 2017

Sandra Kay Jaggers, 70, of Manila and formerly of Blytheville, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at Manila Nursing Home. Sandra was born in Blytheville to Bernard and Myrtle Grace (Simms) Jaggers. She was a retired oil and gas executive out the Dallas/Fort Worth area and was of the Methodist faith. Sandra graduated from Blytheville High School where she was a cheerleader. Upon graduation, she...
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Nathan Summitt

June 12, 2017

James Nathan Summitt, 78, of Blytheville, passed away Monday, June 12, 2017 at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Nathan was born in Cardwell, Missouri to C.E. and Rena (Burcham) Summitt. Nathan received his undergraduate degree from ASU and his Master's in Operations Management from the University of Arkansas. He worked at Agrico Chemical Company in Blytheville and retired from there....
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Betty Sims

June 11, 2017

Betty Jo Cash Sims, 74, of Blytheville, passed away Sunday, June 11, 2017 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Betty was born in Armorel to Julius and Nora (Green) Cash. She was a homemaker and attended Bethany Baptist Church. Betty was a lifelong area resident that enjoyed shopping. She was a caregiver and was a loving and caring person. She always took care of everyone. Betty loved her...
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Robert Petty

June 10, 2017

Robert Neal Petty, 88, of Blytheville, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2017 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Robert was born in Hardin County, Tennessee to Harvey and Addie (Ross) Petty. He was a retired Pharmaceutical Representative for McKesson and Robbins and was a member of First Baptist Church. Robert served his country honorably in the United States Army during the Korean War....
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Ann Loyd

June 10, 2017

Ann Loyd, 90, of Blytheville, passed from this life Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Ann was born in Gosnell to Fred and Rose (Miller) Roberts. She was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal faith. Ann was a lifelong resident of Blytheville and enjoyed fishing and crocheting. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She...
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S.T. Ray

June 5, 2017

S.T. Ray, 85, of Dyersburg, Tennessee and formerly of Blytheville, passed away Monday, June 5, 2017 at his home. S.T. was born in Blytheville to Thomas and Mary (Watson) Ray. He was the co-owner/operator of A-1 Flowers in Blytheville. S.T. was retired from Randall Company and had a passion for remodeling houses. He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers; one sister; and a grandson...
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I.V. Thomas

May 20, 1925 - May 31, 2017

I.V. Thomas, 92, resident of Bee Branch, Van Buren County, Arkansas, since 1978, passed away Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at Conway Regional Medical Center, Conway, Arkansas. She was born in Langley, Pike County, Arkansas, May 20, 1925, the daughter of Joe Whisenhunt and Novella Morphew Whisenhunt. She married A.T. Thomas, June 29, 1946, in Blytheville, Mississippi County, Arkansas. I.V. led a...
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James Ray Kendrick

September 30, 1931 - May 28, 2017

James Ray Kendrick, 85, of Blytheville, passed away Sunday, May 28, 2017 at St. Bernard Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Jim was born in Marked Tree, AR to James Lacy and Versie Gertrude (Jones) Kendrick. He was a retired blacksmith fabricator with Osceola Machine Works. James served his country honorably in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Jim was an avid hunter,...
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Dennis Caveney

May 25, 2017

Dennis Caveney, 65, of Blytheville, passed away Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Dennis was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Raymond and Harriett (Hammer) Caveney. He was a former truck driver and worked as a security guard for Murray Guard Security Company. Dennis served his country honorably in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War....
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Jamie Harris

May 24, 2017

Jamie Harris, 47, of Cooter, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Baptist Health Extended Care Hospital in Little Rock. Jamie was born in Baldwyn, Mississippi to James and Betty (Smith) Harris. He was a salesman for RGA and attended Tyler Baptist Church. Jamie loved all sports and was an avid Razorback fan. He was preceded in death by his father; and infant daughter, Amanda Harris. ...
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Anne McGuire

May 21, 2017

Anne Tyler McGuire of Blytheville died Sunday, May 21, 2017 at her home. She was born to the late Earl Runyon and Beryl Jones Tyler in Durham, NC. Upon graduating The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Anne moved to Virginia Beach, VA to begin a teaching career. It was there that she met her husband-to-be Stephen E. McGuire. Shortly after marrying, the two moved to Steve's hometown,...
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Rondal Culp

May 21, 2017

Rondal "Buddy" Culp, 79, of Steele, Missouri passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017 at his home. Buddy was born in Holland, Missouri to Doss and Willie (Bowlin) Culp. Buddy was a carpenter/ construction supervisor. He was a member of Calvary Full Gospel Church in Cardwell, Missouri. He married the love of his life Shelby at the age of 18 years old and they were married 61 years until the Lord called...
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Betty Krause

May 11, 2017

Betty Jean Krause, 69, of Manila, passed away Thursday, May 11, 2017 at Manila Nursing Home. Betty was born in Blytheville to Thomas and Earma Imogene (Wilson) Hawkins and was a homemaker. Betty enjoyed all of the activities at the nursing home and always participated. She made numerous friends while at the nursing home and loved all of them and the nursing home staff dearly. She was preceded...
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David Parker

May 10, 2017

David Parker, 68, of Blytheville, passed away Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at his home. David was born in Wynne, Arkansas to Royal and Dorothy (Dawson) Parker. He was retired from maintenance at Walmart and was a member of Pathway Church of God. David was a resident of Blytheville for over 20 years. He was a retired Church of God minister and loved to watch all sports. He was preceded in death by...
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Ruth Barnes

May 4, 2017

Ruth Barnes, 90, of Jackson, Missouri, passed away Thursday, May 4, 2017 at Heartland Healthcare in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Ruth was born in the Clear Lake Community to George and Jesse (Nelson) Ralph. She was a retired union representative and a member of Connection Point Church in Jackson, Missouri. Ruth loved the Lord, her church, and reading her Bible every day. She enjoyed cooking and...
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Linda Bates

April 27, 2017

Linda Bates, 65, of Dell, passed away Thursday, April 27, 2017 at her home. Linda was born in Laurel, Montana to William and Vonna (Dwyer) Schaible. She was a homemaker and a member of Dell Baptist Church. Linda was a devout Christian and loved spreading the word about Jesus. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Gary Schaible. Linda leaves her husband, Dale Bates of the...
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Harrison Allen

April 13, 2017

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

April 12, 2017

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

April 10, 2017

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

March 31, 2017

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

April 22, 1944 - March 24, 2017

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

March 21, 2017

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

September 12, 1940 - March 17, 2017

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

March 10, 2017

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

March 9, 2017

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

March 8, 2017

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

March 8, 2017

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

March 6, 2017

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

March 5, 2017

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

March 4, 2017

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

March 1, 2017

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

February 28, 2017

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

February 26, 2017

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

February 22, 2017

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

February 22, 2017

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

February 18, 2017

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

February 16, 2017

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

February 14, 2017

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

February 14, 2017

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

February 14, 2017

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

February 13, 2017

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

February 10, 2017

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

February 9, 2017

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

February 7, 2017

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

February 1, 2017

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

January 31, 2017

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

April 17, 1944 - January 28, 2017

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

January 27, 2017

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

January 25, 2017

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

March 20, 1937 - January 23, 2017

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

January 20, 2017

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

January 18, 2017

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

January 15, 2017

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

October 19, 1960 - January 11, 2017

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

January 5, 2017

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