Cobb Funeral Home

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Our Obituaries

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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JAMES VERNON SMITH

May 14, 2014

Mr. James Vernon Smith, Sr., 83, of Holland, Missouri went to be with his Heavenly Father, Wednesday, May 14, 2014. He was born in Ripley, Mississippi on January 21, 1931to Hines and Rebecca Jane Smith. He was owner/operator, with his son, of James V. Smith & Son, Inc. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Victoria Ray, a brother Bobby Hines Smith, a grandson James David Moore...
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LEANNE ELIZABETH HINES

May 14, 2014

Leanne Elizabeth Hines, 29, of Gosnell, Arkansas passed from this life Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at her home. She was born in Athens, Tennessee. Leanne was a homemaker and a member of Dell Baptist Church in Dell, Arkansas. She is survived by her husband David Hines of the home; her children Brandon Lee Clark, Abigail Nicole Clark and Haley Marie Clark, all of Thomasville, Alabama and Lauren...
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SHERLON CARPENTER BLOUNT

May 13, 2014

Sherlon Rachel Carpenter Blount, 78 of Gosnell, Arkansas passed from this life on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at the Baptist South Medical Center in Jacksonville, Florida. Born in Beebe, Arkansas she graduated as the salutorian of her class in 1953 and went on to earn an associate degree in Business from Arkansas State University in Beebe. It was there she met her husband of 57 years, Cloyce Blount who...
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BETTY DICKENS

May 13, 2014

Betty Dickens, 77, of Blytheville, Arkansas passed from this life Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at Phil and Flo Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Born in Burleson, Tennessee to Samuel Farris and Ruby Lee Caroline Talley Perry, she was the retired owner and operator of Betty's Kountry Kitchen. Betty was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a hard worker who...
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MARK CLARENCE TAYLOR, SR.

February 3, 1953 - May 9, 2014

Mark Clarence Taylor Sr., age 61 of Blytheville, Arkansas passed on to a greater reward on Friday, May 9, 2014 at St Vincent's Infirmary Medical Center in Little Rock, Arkansas. Mark was born February 3, 1953 in Blytheville to Denny and Betty Southard Taylor. Mark was an Industrial Maintenance Electrician and a devoted Christian. His love and devotion for his family was exceeded only by his love...
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CHARLES ALAN NEIGHBORS

May 6, 2014

Charles "Chuck" Neighbors, 46, of Gosnell, Arkansas passed from this life Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at his home. He was born in Blytheville, Arkansas to George Hampton and Christine Hollinseed Neighbors. Chuck was preceded in death by his father George Neighbors and his brother George S. Neighbors. He is survived by his mother Christine Neighbors of Gosnell, Arkansas; his brother Robert...
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ELAINE FOREMAN MUSTION

May 4, 2014

Elaine Foreman Mustion, 80, of Paducah, Kentucky and formerly of Luxora, Arkansas passed from this life Sunday, May 4, 2014 at Baptist Health in Paducah. Born in New Albany, Mississippi to Dewey Leon and Velma Hill Foreman, she was retired from American Greetings and was of the Baptist faith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth J. Mustion; son...
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LYNNA JEAN BAUGHMAN CURTRIGHT

May 3, 2014

Lynna Jean Baughman Curtright, 69, of Wilson, Arkansas passed from this life Saturday, May 3, 2014 at St Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Born in Blytheville, Arkansas to Albert L. "Pug" and Othora Omadell Hudson Baughman, She was retired from Production Credit Association and was of the Baptist faith. Jean had a passion for cooking and was excellent at it. She was a good...
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AARON EUGENE "GENE" PATE

April 30, 2014

Aaron Eugene "Gene" Pate, 81, of Blytheville, Arkansas passed from this life Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Born in Paul, Alabama to Shellie and Deffie Edison Pate, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Blytheville. Gene was a Vietnam War veteran who proudly served in the United States Air Force and retired...
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BILL WALKER

April 29, 2014

Captain (Ret.) Bill Walker, 83, of Blytheville, Ark, passed from this life Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at Heritage Square Nursing Center in Blytheville. Born in Blytheville to Will H. and Irene Wheat Walker, Bill proudly served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He was a former Arkansas State Trooper and retired as a Captain in the patrol division from the...
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JOSEPH OSCAR BURNETTE

June 5, 1920 - April 25, 2014

Joseph Oscar Burnette, 93, of North Little Rock, Arkansas and formerly of Blytheville, passed from this life Friday, April 25, 2014 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in North Little Rock. Born in Blytheville, Arkansas, to David Oscar and Lizzie Mae Potts Burnette, he was a retired Sales Manager with Southern Pacific Railroad and was of the Methodist faith. Joe graduated from Blytheville High...
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Leonard Eugene "Mr. Gene" Pierce

November 3, 1926 - April 25, 2014

Leonard Eugene "Mr. Gene" Pierce, age 87 of Blytheville passed from this life on Friday, April 25, 2014 at the Heritage Square Nursing Center in Blytheville. Born to Lovid E. and Geneva Bailey Pierce, in St. Louis, Missouri, he was the former owner/operator of Mr. Genes Family Hair Center and a member of the 10th Street Baptist Church. As a U.S. Navy, WWII veteran during the pacific campaign he...
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JACKIE MARIE OVERTON

April 20, 2014

Jackie Marie Overton, 67, of Blytheville, Arkansas passed from this life Sunday, April 20, 2014 at her home in Blytheville. Born in Bakersfield, California to Alex C. and Louella Crawford Daniels, she was a loving wife, mother, Nana and sister and was a member of Lone Oak Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, James Clay Daniels and Richard...
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LORA CLARK SINGLETON

April 17, 2014

Lora Clark Singleton, 90, of the Cole Ridge Community in Blytheville, Arkansas passed from this life Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Heritage Square Nursing Home. Born in Burdette, Arkansas to James William and Anna Ford Clark, she was a homemaker and a member of Cole Ridge Baptist Church. Lora grew up in an extremely close family and her family attributes that closeness to her being such a...
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BONNIE JEAN BOYD

April 11, 2014

Bonnie Jean Boyd, 58, of Blytheville passed from this life Friday, April 11, 2014 at Great River Medical Center. Born in Osceola, Arkansas to Gilford and Juanita Moore Cunningham, she was homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. Bonnie enjoyed computers, tinkering around with electronics and keeping her husband Jesse and son Charlie in line. In addition to her parents, she was preceded...
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Gwendolyn "Tommye" Powell

March 20, 1927 - April 11, 2014

Mrs. "Tommye" Powell, age 87 of Jonesboro and a former resident of Blytheville passed from this life on Friday, April 11, 2014 at the St. Elizabeth Place rehab center. Born to Walter and Roxie Rigsby in Stanford, Kentucky she was a homemaker and a member of the Nettleton Church Of Christ.. "Tommye" loved animals and was an avid supporter of the N.E. Humane Society. She was an individual who...
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GEORGIA BELLE FLETCHER

April 7, 2014

Georgia Belle Fletcher, 85, of Osceola, Arkansas passed from this life Monday, April 7, 2014 at her home. Born in Imboden, Arkansas to Joseph Walter and Olive Olivia Childs Smith, she was retired from Osceola Foods where she was PBX Operator. Georgia Belle was a member of First Baptist Church in Osceola. She enjoyed sewing, reading and she loved animals. In addition to her parents,...
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JOE L. KEA

April 3, 2014

Master Sergeant Joe L. Kea, Retired USAF, age 80 of Gosnell, Arkansas passed from this life Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born in Ruleville, Mississippi to Earl Lamar and Jeffie Broadway Kea, he was retired ROTC Instructor at Blytheville High School and a member of Bethany Baptist Church. Joe loved to grow roses and was a member of the American Rose...
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JUNE GOSNELL BLACKARD

March 31, 2014

June Gosnell Blackard, 88, of Blytheville, Arkansas passed from this life Monday, March 31, 2014 at her son's home in Milan, Tennessee. Born in Blytheville to Munsey Ward and Lucy Arledge Gosnell, she was a homemaker and a lifelong member of First United Methodist Church. June was dedicated in the church as a baby and was active in various capacities throughout her life. She was a prayer...
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LARRY EUGENE DRUMWRIGHT

March 25, 2014

Larry Eugene Drumwright, 67, of Blytheville, Arkansas passed from this life Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at his home. Born in Ripley, Tennessee to Harvey and Willie Fincher Drumwright, he was a motorcycle mechanic and was of the Baptist faith. Larry's love for motorcycles was unmatched, he loved to go riding with Margaret, also an avid rider herself, and he enjoyed racing them. He was an...
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LOIS BAKER SMITH CERATO

March 24, 2014

Lois Baker Smith Cerrato, 80, of Jonesboro, Arkansas and formerly of Blytheville, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on Monday, March 24, 2014 at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. Lois was born in Oran, Missouri to Earl and Ollie Carter Baker and retired from J. C. Penney Company. She was a member of Strawfloor Baptist Church in Jonesboro. In addition to her parents, she was...
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SANDRA L. CARTER-FUGATE

March 21, 2014

Sandra L. Carter-Fugate 73 of Cape Girardeau, Missouri and formerly of Blytheville, went to meet the Lord March 21, 2014 at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Sandra was a former employee of the Blytheville School District. She was a devout Southern Baptist and dedicated her life to raising her family. She enjoyed playing bingo with her lifelong friend, going to the casino and playing the...
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LENA WILMA GREEN

March 18, 2014

Lena Wilma Green, 91, formerly of Blytheville, AR, passed away on the morning of March 18, 2014, in Fayetteville, AR where she had lived with her daughter since 2010. After having a long and wonderful life with family and friends, she is now with the Lord. Mrs. Green was born in Thornton Arkansas in 1922. She was the daughter of Thomas and Wilma Threet Stell. She was preceded in death by her...
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Helen Louise Alley Holifield

March 15, 2014

Helen Louise Holifield, age 97, of Blytheville passed from this life on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at her daughter's home in Blytheville. Born in Friendship, Tennessee to Jasper D. and Irene Hopper Alley, she was a resident of Blytheville and also lived many years in Paragould, Arkansas. Helen was the oldest living member of the Gospel Lighthouse Church. She was a faithful member and was very...
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MARJORIE ANN RINEHART

March 13, 2014

Marjorie A. Parrish Rinehart, 78, of Steele, Missouri passed from this life Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Marjorie was born in Blytheville, Arkansas to James Edison Parrish and Alva Stevenson Parrish. She was a retired bookkeeper for Delta Lumber Company and a member of First Baptist Church in Steele, Missouri. In addition to her...
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SHIRLEY NIMMO

March 6, 2014

Shirley Meacham Nimmo, age 61 of Blytheville, Arkansas passed from this life on Thursday, March 06, 2014 at the Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born in Blytheville, Arkansas to J.B. and Ova Dean Vassar Meacham she was the former owner /operator of Shirley's Dispatch and of the Baptist Faith. Shirley was certainly a unique individual who loved life to its fullest. No matter where...
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MICHAEL BROTHERS

March 4, 2014

Michael Leon Brothers, 63, of Blytheville, Arkansas passed from this life Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at his home. Born in Millington, Tennessee to Leon and Aileen Campbell Brothers, he was a member of New Liberty Baptist Church and was a farmer all his life. Michael attended college at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. He had such a passion for golf that he acquired the nickname ...
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Barbara Betts

March 3, 2014

Barbara Sue Byrd Betts, age 65 of Steele, Missouri died Monday, March 3, 2014 at the NHC Center in Kennett, Missouri. Ms. Betts retired from Civil Service at the Eaker Air Force Base where she was employed as a Secretary. She was an individual who never met a stranger because she was able to talk to anyone at any time. She also had a deep love for family, which also included her dogs. Barbara...
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Mary Gray

March 3, 2014

Mary Gray of Blytheville passed from this life on Monday, March 3, 2014 at the St Bernard Rehab Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced when completed.
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JACK V. COPLEY

February 28, 2014

Mr. Jack Vernon Copley passed away quietly, surrounded by his family at his home in Blytheville Friday evening, Feb. 28, 2014. He was 79 years of age. Jack was the third child of six children born to Cecil and Shirley Copley. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Wilma Jean Barre, Ecleta Mae Copley, Ursel Paul Copley and Rosalena Ashley. In 1956, Jack married Melba O'Kane of Cooter, Mo.,...
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TROY WAYNE STEVENSON

February 21, 2014

Troy Wayne Stevenson, 36, of the Half Moon Community passed from this life Friday, February 21, 2014 at his home. Troy was born in Blytheville, Arkansas to Doyle Wayne and Shirley Ann Brooks Stevenson and attended Emmanuel Baptist Church. He was active with the Special Olympics for 29 years and won numerous medals. Troy had an avid love for automobiles and his favorite things were his Hot...
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JEAN DANIELS

February 21, 2014

Jean Daniels, 85, of Blytheville passed from this life Friday, February 21, 2014 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Born in Moulton, Alabama to Howard and Edna Kelley Drane, she was the retired owner operator of Jean's Beauty Shop and a member of Yarbro Baptist Church. Jean was a nursery worker for 40 years and taught the children's and high school girls Sunday...
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HUNTER COWAN SIMS, JR.

February 21, 2014

Dr. Hunter Cowan Sims Jr., 90, of Blytheville, Arkansas passed from this life Friday, February 21, 2014 at his home. Born in Burdette, Arkansas to Hunter Cowan Sims Sr. and Charlene Rich Sims, he was a veteran of the United States Army and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Blytheville. After graduating Blytheville High School, Dr. Sims attended Vanderbilt University and...
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DIANA FRYER WEIDMAN

February 18, 2014

Diana Fryer Weidman, 76, of Blytheville, Arkansas passed from this life Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at Great River Medical Center. Diana was born in Jonesboro, Arkansas and retired from civil service at Eaker Air Force Base. She was one of the last employed during the base closing and was a member of First United Methodist Church in Blytheville, where she was a former member of the choir, a...
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BRENDA SUE WEBB MOODY

February 17, 2014

Brenda Sue Webb Moody, 60, of Blytheville, AR passed from this life Monday, February 17, 2014 at her home. Born in Osceola, AR to Wylie Joe and Beatrice Brothers Webb, she was a bookkeeper for Home Oil Company and a member of Lone Oak Baptist Church. "Susie" was very active in her church, teaching the nursery age class. She enjoyed traveling, especially to places with a beach. She was a...
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MILDRED JENNINGS JACKSON

February 6, 2014

Mrs. Mildred Jackson, 88, of Memphis, TN and formerly of Blytheville, passed from this life Thursday, February 6, 2014 at her home. Born in Blytheville, AR to Max and Ada White Jennings, she was a homemaker and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Germantown, TN. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lincoln Jackson; daughter, Julia Ann Irby...
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MARGARET HODGE WISDOM

February 2, 2014

Margaret Wisdom, 82, of Blytheville passed from this life Sunday, February 2, 2014, at her home. Born in Blodgett, MO to Earl Robert and Eunice Mae Dunehew Hodge, she was the former owner/operator of Wisdom Grocery Store and later worked for several stores in the area. Margaret was of the Baptist faith. Margaret loved to crochet and quilt and enjoyed watching westerns with Randolph Scott...
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SUE LONG EUBANKS

January 29, 2014

Sue Long Eubanks, age 89, of Blytheville, Arkansas, died peacefully, on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at King's Daughters and Sons Assisted Living, in Memphis, Tennessee. Sue was born in Corinth, Mississippi to Theodore B. and Lela Putt Long and moved to Blytheville after graduating from Corinth High School. In Blytheville she met and married Jesse Lee Eubanks in what was to become a lifetime...
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RUBENA FORD BATTLES

January 27, 2014

Rubena Battles, daughter of the late Charlie Ford and Rose Burns Ford, was born on December 5, 1915 in Magness, AR and died January 27, 2014 at the age of 98. Mrs. Battles was a resident of Heritage Square Nursing Center in Blytheville, AR. She was a homemaker and a longtime member of Samford Church of Christ in Steele, MO. On January 17, 1931 she was united in marriage to Elmer Battles...
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PAUL TOMMY HEMPHILL

January 22, 2014

Paul "Tommy" Hemphill, 74, of Ocean Springs, MS passed away in the arms of his loved one, Wednesday, January 22, 2014 in Moss Point, MS. Mr. Hemphill was born in Auburn, CA. He retired as a welder for Ingalls Shipbuilding and was a member of the Ocean Springs Elks Lodge #2501 for more than 30 years. He enjoyed fishing and listening to bluegrass music. He loved Johnny Cash and his two dogs,...
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PAULINE RIGGS

January 21, 2014

Pauline Riggs, 88, of Dell, AR passed from this life Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at Great River Medical Center. Born in Egypt, AR to Joe and Myrtle Hawkin Chapin, she was a homemaker and worked at Burge's Shoe Center many years. Pauline was a member of Dell Church of Christ and also attended 13th and Main St. Church of Christ when her health permitted. Pauline loved being outside and...
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Bessie Virginia Youngblood

January 19, 2014

Bessie Virginia Youngblood, age 89 of Blytheville passed from this life on Sunday, January 19, 2014 at the Heritage Square Nursing Center in Blytheville. Bessie was born to Gus and Evia Lee Holman Crouch in Nutbush, Tennessee and had been an area resident for most of her life. Bessie was a retired sales associate at the Kress Department Store in Blytheville and a member of the Beacon Baptist...
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Emma Lee Johnson Allen

January 18, 2014

Emma Lee Johnson Allen, age 89, of Gadsden, Tennessee, formerly of Gosnell, Arkansas, died Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Trenton Center in Trenton, Tennessee. Born in Finley, Tennessee, to Frank M. and Mary Elizabeth Nichols Wright, she was a homemaker and also worked at the Metalcraft Parachute Factory in Chicago, Illinois, and was a member of Gadsden First Baptist Church. In addition to...
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MARTHA MAYS WOODS

January 17, 2014

Martha Mays Woods, 87, of Holland, MO passed from this life Friday, January 17, 2014, at her home. Born in Iuka, MS to Earnest and Thelma Hill Mays, she was a former member of Woodland Corner Baptist Church and was employed at Angio Manufacturing Company, where she worked as a presser. Martha enjoyed sewing, needlework and working in her garden. She was a loving mother, grandmother and...
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MARGARET ANN McFATE

May 3, 1921 - January 15, 2014

Margaret Ann Mitchell McFate, 92, of Hope, AR passed from this life Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at Wadley Regional Hospital in Texarkana, AR. Born in Kelso, AR to James Wylie and Carrie Varden Mitchell, she was a homemaker and a former member of New Liberty Baptist Church. Margaret was a lady who let her faith in God help her become the person she was. She and her husband both survived the...
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DAVID EARL WHITEHEAD

January 9, 2014

David Earl Whitehead, 50, of Jonesboro, AR and formerly of Blytheville passed from this life Thursday, January 9, 2014 at Ridgecrest Health and Rehabilitation in Jonesboro. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.
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ROBERT D. CLINTON

January 9, 2014

Robert D. Clinton, 83, of Steele, MO passed from this life Thursday, January 09, 2014 at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro, AR. Born in Clover, South Carolina to Charles and Susie Faulkner Clinton, he attended Frist Baptist Church, was a veteran of the Vietnam War and retired from the United States Army where he was Chief Warrant Officer. Robert was employed with the Department of Public...
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SARLA JAIN MITTAL

January 4, 2014

Sarla Jain Mittal, 76, of Blytheville, AR passed from this life Saturday, January 4, 2014, at her home. All services will be held in India.
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CALVIN STEVENS

December 27, 2013

Calvin Stevens, 89, of Blytheville passed from this life Friday, December 27, 2013 at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born in Huffman, AR to Clayton and Katie Simpson Stevens, he proudly served in the United States Army Air Force and was a member of Pathway Church of God. Mr. Stevens retired from Blytheville Public Works. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan. In addition...
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BOBBY LEON RASPBERRY

August 6, 1939 - December 20, 2013

Mr. Bobby Leon Raspberry, age 74 of Festus, Missouri and a former lifelong resident of Gosnell passed from this life on Friday, December 20, 2013 at the Mercy Hospital Jefferson in Crystal City, Missouri. Born to William H. and Carmen Hyde Raspberry in Blytheville, he was a retired fork lift operator at Maverick Manufacturing and was of the Baptist faith. Bobby was an individual who loved...
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ERNESTINE IONE MATHIS

December 19, 2013

Ernestine Ione Mathis, 92, of Blytheville passed from this life Thursday, December 19, 2013 at Gosnell Healthcare. Born in Ravenden, AR to Ernest and Lula Mae Rook Hollowell, she was retired from Ark-Mo Power where she was a construction clerk. Ernestine was a member of Main & 13th St. Church of Christ and she often volunteered in the gift shop at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. ...
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THOMAS "TOMMY" WARREN

December 12, 2013

Tommy Warren, 40, of North Little Rock, AR and formerly of Blytheville, passed from this life Thursday, December 12, 2013 in Maumelle, AR. Born in Blytheville, AR to Joel Franklin and Patricia Lee Vernon Warren, he was a former detective with the Blytheville Police Department, an avid hunter and fisherman and he loved to cook. Tommy was preceded in death by his grandfather, Louis Vernon...
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LOUELLA JUNE SMITH

December 7, 2013

Mrs. Louella June Smith, 81 of Dell, AR passed from this life Saturday, December 7, 2013 at Gosnell Therapy and Living Center. Born on June 23, 1932 in Leachville, AR, to Jim and Lillian Grimes Millhorn, she was known as "Nurse June" and touched the hearts of many and bandaged the wounds of those in need. Mrs. Smith worked for many years at the offices of Dr. Ronald Smith then later...
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SALLY ARCHER AFFLICK

December 5, 2013

Sally Archer Afflick, 53 of Memphis, TN and formerly of Blytheville, AR passed from this life Thursday, December 5, 2013 at her home. Born in Blytheville, AR to Charles W. (Jr.) and Carter Boatwright Afflick, she was a volunteer 2nd grade teacher and attended Hope Presbyterian Church in Memphis. Sally attended the University of Arkansas and Memphis College of Arts. She was very interested...
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NETTIE LOU TURNER

September 18, 1923 - December 3, 2013

Nettie Lou Hall Turner, 90, of Blytheville passed from this life Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. She was born in Newbern, TN to William Wesley and Bessie Mae Cubberhouse Hall, was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Clyde A. Turner, one son, James "Rickey" Turner, 4 brothers and 3 sisters....
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LaVERNE BAKER

November 28, 2013

LaVerne Baker, 81, of Blytheville passed from this life Thursday, November 28, 2013 at Gosnell Health Care in Gosnell, AR. Born in Dell, AR to James Calvin and Ella Mae Clayton Gallagher, she was a homemaker who loved working in her yard. She enjoyed taking care of her house and loved taking care of her husband and children. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her...
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MARGERY HALE

November 28, 2013

Margery Hale was born January 13, 1932 in Griffin, Georgia. When she was young, Marge moved to the family plantation in Burdette, AR. She graduated from Blytheville High School in 1950 and then attended Sophie Newcomb College in New Orleans. Later, she transferred to the University of Arkansas where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi and served as historian. She graduated with a Bachelor of...
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GENE DIXON

November 27, 2013

Bro. Gene Dixon, 69, of Gosnell, AR passed from this life to enter the Pearly Gates on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, AR. Born in New Orleans, LA to Q.T. and Margaret Mouton Dixon, he was a retired minister and a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Blytheville. He was a dedicated Sunday School Teacher and mentor. He loved his dogs, Coco and...
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Shirley Woody Leggett

October 15, 1949 - November 22, 2013

Shirley Woody Leggett, 64, of Jonesboro and formerly of Gosnell, passed from this life on Friday, November 22, 2013 at the University Arkansas Medical School (UAMS) in Little Rock, Arkansas. Born in Huffman, Arkansas to Joe and Vernie Davis Woody, she was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. Shirley loved to spend time with her family and especially her grandchildren. She also enjoyed...
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SANDRA SALIBA GRAHAM

November 14, 2013

We Honor and Remember Sandra Saliba Graham Sandra Saliba Graham, age 68, passed away on November 14, 2013 at the Medical Center of Central Georgia after complications from recent surgery. Graveside services will be held at Elmwood Cemetery on December 6th at 1pm. The family will greet friends immediately following the service. Sandra was loved for her thoughtfulness, generosity, dynamic...
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ANGIE RING

November 11, 2013

Angie Neota Ring, 82, of Blytheville, formerly of Osceola, died Monday, November 11, 2013 at Heritage Square Nursing Center. Born in Baldwyn, Mississippi to Lamar and Sindie Johnson Houston, she was a homemaker and a Baptist. She was a good wife and mother who went to church every Sunday when she was able. Angie also loved to garden and can, and loved flowers, crafts and quilting. In...
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MICHAEL D. WARD

November 11, 2013

Michael Dean "Bubba" Ward, 60, of Blytheville, AR went to Heaven Monday, November 11, 2013 at Great River Medical Center. He was born January 8, 1953 in Blytheville, AR to Volley B. "Dean" and Imogene Johnson Ward. When he was born the family had a farm in Armorel, AR. He attended Armorel School and graduated valedictorian with the Class of 1971. Bubba was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan. ...
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VEEDA ODESSA MERRITT

November 10, 2013

Veeda Odessa Merritt, 61, of Blytheville, AR passed from this life Sunday, November 10, 2013, at her home. Born in Blytheville to Robert Lee and Juanita Byford Cunningham, she was a nurse and attended Ruddle Road Church of God. She enjoyed crafting and making porcelain dolls. Veeda was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her sons, Terrence Merritt and wife,...
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BURLON FLOWERS

November 6, 2013

Burlon Arlene Owens Flowers, 92, of Blytheville, AR passed from this life Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at Great River Medical Center. Born in Booth Point, TN to Jess and Lula Naney Owens, she was a homemaker and a member of First Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Flowers was an avid gardener of roses and vegetables, who enjoyed sharing her bounty with her neighbors and family. Her friends were...
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MADGE EVELYN FRAZER

November 4, 2013

Madge Evelyn Thieme Frazer, 76 of Blytheville, AR passed from this life Monday, November 4, 2013 at Heritage Square Nursing Home. Born in Big Spring, TX to Alfred and Ethel Bade Thieme, she was a devoted Christian and a member of Gospel Lighthouse Church. Madge was a very active church member before her health declined. She was a former kindergarten teacher at First Baptist Church and a...
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JAMES MICHAEL QUINN

October 23, 2013

James Michael Quinn, 47, of Trumann, AR and formerly of Blytheville passed from this life Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Hometown Nursing Center in Trumann. Born in Memphis, TN to Marshall and Jonettie Wilbanks Quinn, he was a former forklift operator for Nucor Steel and was of the Pentecostal faith. Michael was a member of the Sons of Legionnaires. He loved music and played acoustic and...
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DELLA JUANITA DEEN

October 22, 2013

Della Juanita Deen, 83, of Blytheville, AR passed from this life Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro, AR. Born in Dermott, AR to Gus Valentine and Mattie Leliah Chancellar Eberdt, she retired from Blytheville Federal Savings and Loan and was a member of 13th and Main St. Church of Christ. Della was a member of Cotton Belles Extension Homemakers Club. She...
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DAVID KELLER

October 20, 2013

David Keller, 73, of Blytheville, AR passed from this life Sunday, October 20, 2013 at Crittenden Regional Hospital in West Memphis, AR. Born in Beaumont, SC to Harold and Frances Whitlock Keller, he was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served in the Vietnam War, a retired civil service employee and was a member of the North Tenth Street Baptist Church. David was a member of the...
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TALMADGE ED GANN

October 17, 2013

Talmadge Gann, 91, of Blytheville, AR passed from this life Thursday, October 17, 2013 at his home. Born in Gosnell, AR to Zach Ervin and Eddie Lea Gaines Gann, he was a veteran of the United States Army and proudly served his country during World War II, was a retired farmer and farm equipment salesman for Simpson Ford and International Harvester. Talmadge was a charter member of North...
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JIMMY CARROLL PALMER

October 13, 2013

Jimmy Carroll Palmer, 48, of Manila, AR passed from this life Sunday, October 13, 2013 at his home. He was born in Manila to Ray Wesley and Betty Lou Franks Palmer. Jimmy was a farm laborer who enjoyed fishing and hunting. Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his brothers, Johnny Palmer and Billy Palmer, both of Manila, AR and Kenneth Palmer of Harrisburg, AR and...
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MICHAEL EARL EUBANKS

October 10, 2013

Michael Earl Eubanks, 49, of Blytheville, AR passed from this life Thursday, October 10, 2013 at his home. Born in Blytheville to Russell and Glenda Painter Eubanks, he was a farmer and a member of New Liberty Baptist Church. Michael was an avid fisherman, enjoyed playing golf and working at his church. He was preceded in death by his father, Russell Eubanks; paternal grandparents, D.C...
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JANE BOMBOLASKI

October 7, 2013

Miss Jane Bombolaski, 94, of Armorel, AR passed away Monday, October 7, 2013, at her home. She was born in Blytheville, AR on August 30, 1919 to John Raymond and Theresa Brockman Bombolaski and attended St. Peters Catholic School and graduated from Blytheville High School. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Blytheville. She was employed and retired from...
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