Liz Woodward, age 60, of Paragould, Arkansas, formerly of Auburn, died Saturday, April 1,
2006 in Arkansas. She was born in Leesville, Louisiana on September 13, 1945 to the late
Cecil Whitney and Minnie Belle Lyons Whitney. She was a Real Estate agent and a member of
the Auburn Baptist Church.
She is survived by: husband, Bill Woodward; one son, John Woodward, Paragould, Arkansas;
two daughters, Nancy Hollingsworth, Springfield, Tennessee, Amy Hallman, Adairville; and
Funeral services for Liz Woodward will be conducted today, April 4, 2006 at 11 a.m. in
Young Funeral Home Russellville Chapel with burial to follow Greenwood cemetery in
Adairville. Visitation at the funeral home will be held after 6 p.m. Monday.
Violet Loretta Williams
Violet Loretta Williams, 82, of Paragould, died Sunday, April 2, 2006, at her
residence. She was born August 24, 1923, in Covington, Kentucky, and on November 16th,
1945, married Thomas Edward Williams. Mrs. Williams was a homemaker and a member of Bethel
Station Baptist Church. Survivors include one son, Thomas E. Williams, Jr. of Casa Grande,
Arizona; one daughter, Loretta Jane Cornell of Greentown, Indiana; one brother, Robert
Edwards, Jr. of Oregon; and three sisters, Shirley Walling, Mary Lou Benjamin, and Betty
Jane Horton, all of Indianapolis, Indiana. She is also survived by five grandchildren;
eleven great grandchildren; and by three great great grandchildren. She was preceded in
death by her parents, Robert and Mary Violet Edwards; her husband of sixty years, Thomas
Edward Williams, Sr.; one son, James Ray Williams; one granddaughter, Kimberly Newlin; and
by one great granddaughter, Meghan Newlin.
Visitation will be Thursday from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Mitchell Funeral Home, Paragould.
Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m., Friday, April 7th, at the Mitchell Funeral Home
Chapel, with Doyne Robertson and Dennis Vowell officiating. Burial will follow in Linwood
Online register book: www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com
Dora Priest, 87, of Delaplaine, died Monday, April 3, 2006, at St. Bernards Medical
Center. Born at Strangers Home, Lawrence County, September 27, 1918, she was a member of
the Delaplaine Baptist Church. Mrs. Priest was a homemaker, factory worker and grocery
Survivors include one daughter, Joyce Bari of Jonesboro; five sons, James Priest of
Emery, South Dakota, Elbert Priest of Delaplaine, Delbert Priest of Hoxie, Carroll Priest
of Livingston, Louisiana, and Melton Priest of Delaplaine. She is also survived by a
special friend, Carolyn Smith of Delaplaine; twelve grandchildren; twenty-eight great
grandchildren; and by two great great grandchildren.
Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by her husband, Manuel Priest; her parents; three
brothers; three sisters; a daughter; and two grandsons.
Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, April 5th, at Delaplaine Baptist Church,
with M. E. Prince officiating. Visitation will be from 12:30 P.M. until service time at
the church. Burial will follow in Jones Ridge Cemetery near Delaplaine under the direction
of Mitchell Funeral Home.
Grandsons, Ronnie Holder, Johnny W. Cook, Scott Priest, Brian Priest, Cameron Priest,
and David Priest will serve as pallbearers. Alternate will be great grandson, Bret Holder.
Online register book: www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com
George Washington Morten
George Washington Morten, 91, of Paragould died on Tuesday, April 4, 2006, at Paragould.
He was retired from the Air Force after 20 years of service and was a Pearl Harbor
survivor, having been awarded a Bronze Star for actions in Korea. He was a member of the
American Legion and VFW and Tenth Street Baptist Church.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Elvira and Van Morten; his first wife, Jewell
Morten; brothers, Jimmy and Noble Morten; and sisters, Faye Faughn and Sybill Rogers.
Survivors include his wife, Maggie Morten; sister, Mildred Phillips of Paragould; sons and
daughters-in-law, Ed and Joan Morten, Chester and Ann Morten and Bobby Morten of
Paragould; daughters and sons-in-law, Gretta and Barry Lloyd and Sharon Bradsher of
Paragould; grandchildren, Cindy Tarry, Trudy McNatt, Ginger Smith, Clint Morten, Tiffany
Jackson, Deann Curtis, Michael Bradsher and Stacey, Kellie, Steven and Amy McPherson;
eight great-grandchildren; Stepsons and stepdaughters-in-law, Darrell and Eva Nell Jones
of Caruthersville, Mo., Dewayne and Patsy Jones, and Anthony and Michelle Jones of
Paragould, David and Cheryl Jones of Poplar Bluff; stepdaughters and stepsons-in-laws,
Katrena and Stan Hill, Gledia and Gary Thomas, and Shenia and Andy Ford of Paragould; 25
stepgrandchildren, 28 stepgreat-grandchildren; and three stepgreat-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday in the Heath Colonial Chapel. Burial will follow
in Greene County Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today in
Heath Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Disabled Veterans of America.
Mildred Maxine Walters
Mildred Maxine Walters, 82, of Cordova, Tenn., died Wednesday, April 5, 2006 at Cordova
Rehab and Nursing Center.
She was born Nov. 15, 1923, in Beech Grove, the daughter of the late Carl and Hester
Cooper Garner. A brother, Edsel Garner, also preceded her in death.
She is survived by daughters, Gilda Maynard and Judy Wardlow, both of Memphis; a brother,
Billy Garner of Lake City; four grandsons, Keith Maynard of Palmdale, Calif., and Charles
Jr., Michael and Tim Wardlow, all of Olive Branch, Miss.; and one great-granddaughter,
Shannon Maynard of Palmdale.
Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Greene County Memorial Gardens, with
the Rev. Tommy Toombs officiating.
Heath Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements
John William "J.W." Kieffner
John William "J. W." Kieffner, 72 of Little Rock, formerly of Paragould, died
Thursday, April 6, 2006 at UAMS. Born August 4, 1933, in Paragould, Mr. Kieffner was a
retired draftsman for Timex, Little Rock, and a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include two brothers, Alvis Kieffner of Paragould, and Bob Kieffner of
Newport; four sisters, Ona Ruff of Forrest City, Daisy Young of Grand Blanc, Michigan,
Helen Cupp of Paragould, and Imogene Wilmoth of Stockton, California. He is also survived
by two grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
Mr. Kieffner was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Dr. Michael Kieffner; and
by four brothers, Edman, Arthur, Elmer, and Amos L. Kieffner.
Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 P.M., Saturday, at Mitchell Funeral Home, Paragould.
Funeral service will be 2:00 P.M. Sunday, April 9th, graveside at Linwood Cemetery,
with L. R. Smith officiating. The procession will leave Mitchell Funeral Home at 1:50
Online register book: www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com
James Duane Murray
James Duane Murray, 69, of Paragould, died Thursday, April 6, 2006 at St. Bernard's
Medical Center. Born November 20, 1936, in Iowa, Mr. Murray retired from the City of
Paragould Street Department and was of the Baptist faith. He was a Navy veteran and served
in the Korean and Vietnam wars.
Survivors include two daughters, Linda Murray of Boston, Massachusetts, and Lorie
Coogis of Wichita, Kansas; one brother, Frank Murray of Wyoming; two sisters, Ivie Bortvie
and Thelma Best, both of Phelan, California. He is also survived by six grandchildren; two
great grandchildren; and by his companion, Laverne Thomas of the home.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Pauline Murray; three brothers; and
Funeral service will be Sunday, April 9th, 2:30 p.m., at Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel,
Paragould, with Royce Boling officiating. Burial will follow in Browns Chapel
Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 6:00-9:00 p.m., at Mitchell Funeral Home.
Harold Reed, Ron White, Jerry Clark, Linnie Edgar, Charlie Partlow, and Terry McAbee
will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be John Lowe and Dean Ricker.
Online register book: www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com
James B. Stout
James B. Stout, 85, formerly of Paragould died April 4, 2006 in Montrose, Michigan.
Mr. Stout was born on August 28, 1920 at the Friendship Township, Arkansas, he retired
from Buick in Flint, Michigan and was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II.
Survivors include: one son: James Stout of Corning, Arkansas, one daughter: Paula Chant
of Arkansas, one brother: Arlan Caroll of Flint, Michigan, one sister: Thelma Stout of
Flint, Michigan, four grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
Mr. Stout was preceded in death by: his wife: Audrey Stout, his parents: Frank and
Mattie Stout, three children, several brothers and sisters.
Funeral service will be at 1:30 P.M. Monday at the Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel with
Rev. Dennis Scudder officiating, burial will follow in the New Liberty Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Sunday at the Mitchell Funeral Home of
The Pocahontas VFW Post 4456 will provide military honors.
Online register book: www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com
Beth Ann Bagwell
Beth Ann Bagwell, 30, of Paragould died Sunday, April 9, 2006 at St. Bernard's Medical
She is survived by her husband, Travis Bagwell; daughters, Kalyn and Kinsee, all of the
home; parents, Phil and Carolyn Jean Agee Collins of Reyno; brother, Phillip Collins of
Imboden; sister, Julie Crowder of Conroe, Texas; and grandmother, Helen Edington of Reyno.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Floyd and Ethel Collins and grandfather,
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of McNabb Funeral Home, with Glenn
Chadwick and Paul Craig officiating. Burial will be in Randolph Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be from 5-8 tonight at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Anthony Roswell, Tim Roswell, Keith Roswell, Justin Hagood, Aaron Agee
and John Cook.
Memorials may be made to ARDS Foundation, 3100 Bundee Road, Suite 402, North Brook, Ill.
Jerry W. Venema
Jerry W. Venema, 57, of Paragould, formerly of Hudsonville, Mich., passed away on April
He is survived by his father, Sid Venema; three brothers, Sherwin, Gary and Alton; three
sons, Jeff, Joel and Jamie; and grandchildren, Walter and Samuel.
Memorial services will be held 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Hudsonville Congregational United
Church of Christ, 4950 32nd Ave., at Hudsonville.
Heath Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.
Ratha Davis Smith
Davis Smith, 60, of Paragould, died Wednesday, April 12, 2006 at her residence. Born
November 28, 1945, in Poinsett County, she was a graduate of Trumann High School and a
former secretary at Calvary Baptist Church. Mrs. Smith was a secretary and switchboard
operator for the Flower Shop Network and a member of Southside Community Church.
Survivors include her husband, Don Smith of the home; her mother, Helen Calkin of
Jonesboro; one son, Barry Smith of Paragould; and one daughter, Robin Coin of Jonesboro.
She is also survived by two brothers, Phillip Davis of Pinehurst, Texas, and Dennis Davis
of Wellington, Florida; five sisters, Mary McCoy of Tolar, Texas, Sandra Swain of Trumann,
Jan Starr, Gayle Morgan, and Sue Davis, all of Fayetteville, Arkansas; three
grandchildren, Courtney Coin, Erin Hollis and Reid Coin; and by sixteen nieces and
She was preceded in death by her father, Olan Rex Davis.
Visitation will be Friday from 6:00-9:00 p.m., at Mitchell Funeral Home, Paragould
Funeral services will be 1:00 P.M., Saturday, April 15th, at the Mitchell Funeral Home
Chapel with Charles Stoddard officiating. Burial will follow in Linwood Cemetery.
Jimmy Davis, Jackie Davis, Marvin Davis, Tommy Davis, Jim Swain, Brad Cheatham, and
Billy Davis will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Carroll Scroggin,
Dr. Doug Maglothin, St. Bernards Hospice, Circle of Hope, Small Groups Class of
Southside Community Church, and employees of Flower Shop Network.
Memorials to Southside Community Church, 2211 Jones Road, Paragould; Circle of Hope,
311 East Matthews, Jonesboro; or St. Bernards Hospice, 2813 Forest Home Road,
Jonesboro, would be appreciated.
Online register book: www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com
Mary Lou Grooms
Mary Lou Grooms, 69, of Paragould died Wednesday, April 12, 2006, at Arkansas Methodist
Medical Center. She was born Oct. 27, 1936, at Allegan, Mich., the daughter of the late
Albert and Lula Bushee Stankey. She was a retired supervisor from H.J. Heinz Co. and was
of the Baptist belief. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Cloyce Grooms; a son,
Gerald Grooms; and granddaughter, Brittany Manard.
Survivors include two daughters, Sharon Pullen and Becky Breckenridge; a son, Cloyce
Grooms Jr. of Paragould; brothers, Ernest Stankey of Drummonds, Tenn., and Andrew Stankey
of Pullman, Mich.; sister, Ada Hinkle of Arizona; 16 grandchildren and eight
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday in Heath Colonial Chapel with the Rev. Earl
Fisher officiating. Burial will follow in New Friendship Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. today in Heath Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Joey Grooms, Al Stankey, Sam Stankey, Blake Lawrence, Robert Walker
and Charles Meeker.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Agnes B. Pace
Agnes B. Pace, 82, of Paragould died Thursday, April 13, 2006, in Arkansas Methodist
Medical Center. Born October 12, 1923, in Knobel, Mrs. Pace was a retired sales clerk at
Belk's and a member of the West View Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Pace; her parents, Floyd and Myrtle
Murray; and two brothers, Harold Murray and Ivan Murray.
Survivors include one son, Larry Allen Pace of Paragould; one daughter and son-in-law,
Lana and Steve Smoker of Paragould; one brother, Bob Murray of Rector; and two
granddaughters, Tiffany Pace and Sara Smoker.
Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Sunday in Mitchell Funeral Home of Paragould.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday in Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel with Ronnie Winn
officiating. Burial will follow in Liberty Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to West View Baptist Church or the Michael J. Fox Foundation for
Parkinson's Research, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, N.Y. 10163.
To sign an online register book, please visit www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com
Freeman D. Greene
Freeman D. Greene, 78, of Collierville, Tenn., went home to be with his Lord and Savior
Friday, April 14, 2006, after a brief illness.
He served in the Armed Services during the Korean War era. Freeman was a catalog buyer for
Sears and Roebuck retiring after 32 years of service. He was an active member of Kirby
Woods Baptist Church where he served as a deacon.
Survivors include his wife Wanda B. Greene of the home, his daughter and son-in-law, Judy
and Eddy Stonebrook of Cordova, Tenn., and three grandchildren, Ryan, Ainsley and Cally
Beth; two sisters, Kathy Moon of ElPaso, Texas and Helen Sandoval of Tucson, Ariz.,; two
brothers Sheryle Greene of Roland, Ark., and Paul Greene of Abilene, Texas,; three
stepdaughters, Kathy Walton, Kay Melvin and Karol Turner and five stepgrandchildren,
Katherine Golden, Emily and Anna Melvin and Mary-Grace and Michael-Drew Turner.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Stella May Greene.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, April 17th at Memphis Funeral Home Poplar
of Memphis.Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. at Linwood Cemetery in Paragould with
Heath Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at the Memphis funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made sent to Kirby Woods Baptist
Church or Evangelical Christian School.
Memphis Funeral Home Poplar can be reached at (901) 725-0100 or at www.memphisfuneralhome.net.
William Harold Dillon
William Harold Dillon, son of the late Delford and Lois Cupp Dillon, was born November
25, 1942, in Paragould, Arkansas and passed away April 15, 2006, at the St. Bernard's
Regional Medical Center, in Jonesboro, Ark., at the age of 63 years.
He married Delores June Luke April 15, 1961, in Paragould, Ark..
Survivors include his wife: June Dillon, of Cardwell; two sons: David and Danny Dillon, of
Cardwell; one daughter: Dawn Farrar and husband, Keith, of Cardwell; one brother: Ronnie
Dillon, of Paragould; three grandchildren: Chris Kyle, Nick Dillon, and Brittany Mayberry;
other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Wallace Dillon.
Graveside services wil be Monday, 2 p.m. at the Cardwell Cemetery with Dwight Harrison
Pallbearers: Michael Jamison, Ray Wilson, Kenny Lowe, Matt Jackson, Clay Harris and Brian
Dorothy Hollaway, 78, died Monday, April 16, 2006.
She is survived by one son, Larry and wife Linda of Cedar Heights, Calif.; a daughter, Kay
and husband Clay Gurben of West Plains, Mo.; sisters, Wanda Bristol of Pocahontas, Lela
Rothe of O'Kean and Marvie Dunlap of Jonesboro; brother, Wanas Flanery of Paragould; two
grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of McNabb Funeral Home at Pocahontas with
interment following in Randolph Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Weldon Ray Dunivan
Weldon Ray Dunivan, 67, of Paragould, died April 17, 2006 at Paragould Nursing and
Rehabilitation Center. Born August 15, 1938 in Bakersfield, California, he was a former
partner in J. And R. Canopy Co. of Paragould, had served in the Army and Air Force, and
was of the Baptist Faith.
He is survived by his wife, Zola Mae Dunivan of Olathe, Kansas; one son, Timothy
Dunivan of Liberty, Missouri; one daughter, Debbie Bond of Olathe, Kansas; three brothers,
Mason Lee Dunivan and Johnny Franklin Dunivan, both of Paragould, and William Curtis
"Billy" Dunivan of Mt. Morris, Illinois; one sister, Geneva Smith of Marmaduke,
five grandchildren and one great grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Pearl Frederick and Nellie Lee Dunivan.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 19, 10:30 A. M. at the Mitchell Funeral Home
Chapel with Rev. Edgar Humphrey officiating. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be Tuesday, 6:00 P. M. until 9:00 P. M. at Mitchell Funeral Home.
Online registry: www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com
Marjorie Schuh Edrington
Marjorie Schuh Edrington, 83, of Paragould, died Tuesday, April 18, 2006 at Arkansas
Methodist Medical Center. Born January 31, 1923, she was a retired bookkeeper and a member
of First Baptist Church, Paragould.
Survivors include her husband, James C. Edrington of the home; two sons, Dan S.
Edrington of Benton, Arkansas and Wright Edrington of Germantown, Tennessee. She is also
survived by one sister, Betty Jo Mizell of Greenville, Texas; four grandchildren; two
great grandchildren; two step grandchildren; and one step great grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Wright and Irma Schuh; one son, David T.
Edrington; and one sister, Charlotte Johnson.
Visitation will be Thursday from 6:00- 9:00 p.m. at Mitchell Funeral Home, Paragould.
The funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, April 21st, at First Baptist Church
with Scott Neathery officiating. Burial will follow in Linwood Cemetery. Memorials to
First Baptist Church Building Fund would be appreciated.
Online registry: www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com
Shirley Ann Morgan
Shirley Ann Morgan, 70, of Paragould died Tuesday, April 18, 2006 at the NEA Medical
Center. Born October 1, 1935, in Beech Grove, she was a homemaker and a member of the
Church of Christ.
Survivors include one son, Wesley Duke Camp of Clay City, Indiana; three daughters,
Rosie Allison and Nola Mae Morgan, both of Paragould and Julie Staub of Manor, Texas. She
is also survived by two brothers, Wendell Norwood of Paragould, Donald Norwood of
Stanford; two sisters, Emma Lou Felty of Stanford, Reba Smith of Paragould; eight
grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Gus and Gladys Norwood; two sons, Jimmy Lewis
Camp and James Leon Morgan; and by two sisters, Genola Norwood and Loretta Bruner.
Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday,April 22nd, at Mitchell Funeral Home
Chapel, Paragould, with Marion Gramling officiating. Burial will follow in Shiloh
Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Friday, at the Mitchell Funeral Home.
Online registry: www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com
Hazel Bogan States
Hazel Bogan States of Jonesboro, wife of Judge John States, died Tuesday, April 18, 2006
in Skil Care Nursing Center at Jonesboro.
Born at Paragould, Mrs. States lived in Jonesboro since 1931. She was a member of St.
Mark's Episcopal Church in Jonesboro where she was active in Church School, and was a
member of Jonesboro Business and Professional Women.
Mrs. States was a legal secretary and retired with 20 years of service with the Social
Security Administration. She served as secretary in the Arkansas House of Representatives
and the Arkansas Supreme Court.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Judge John States; one granddaughter; three
brothers; four sisters; and her parents.
Survivors include one daughter, Susan Streeper of Taos, N. M.; one sister, Dotty Epstein
of St. Louis; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Graveside funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday morning in Oaklawn Cemetery with the
Rev. Jo Ann Barker officiating, and Emerson Funeral Home is in charge. There will be no
Online registry: www.emersonfuneralhome.com
James Randal Sims
James Randal Sims, 80, of Proctor, AR., passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2006 at is
residence in Proctor. Mr. Sims, a U.S. Army Veteran, was born February 17, 1926, in
Paragould, AR., to the late James Ezra and Lora (Hyde) Sims.
He is survived by his wife, Sherman Ann (Flowers) Sims of Proctor, Ark., one son, Chris
Sims of Russellville, Ark., two daughters, Becky Turpin and Sherry Lassiter both of
Proctor, two sisters, Betty Blankinship of Sikeston, Mo. and Mary Alice Farrell of
Paragould, Ark., two brothers, Ben and Jerry Sims both of Paragould, six grandchildren and
two great grandchildren.
Dorothy E. Burrow
Dorothy E. Burrow (nee Cossey) of Burr Ridge, IL., formerly of Walcott, died Tuesday,
April 18, 2006 at her home.
She was the beloved wife of the late W.H. Burrow; loving mother of Betty Burrow, Dennis
(Kathy) Burrow, Phyllis (Berry) Holleman, Ruth (John) Mahoney and the late Roger Burrow;
cherished grandmother of Bobby, Alan, Bill, Denise, Karalee, Alisha, Monica, Kristen,
Kelly, Megan, Renee and the late Berry; dear sister of J.M. (Belma) Cossey and the late
Mary Helen (the late Chuck) Berry.
Visitation will be from 4-9 p.m. Sunday in Heath Funeral Home at Paragould. Funeral
services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church with the Rev. Sam
Stewart officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Zion Cemetery.
Katrinka Jane Bounds
Katrinka Jane Bounds, 57, of Paragould, formerly of Arbyrd, Mo., died Thursday, April 20,
2006, at Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould.
Born July 10, 1948, she was the
daughter of the late Noel Storey and had been a longtime Arbyrd resident before making her
home in Paragould six years ago. She was the widow of Mr. Jerry Edgar and was of the
In addition to her father and husband, she was preceded in death by her adoptive mother,
Mildred Meadows Storey.
Survivors include two sons, Jeremy Edgar and Jeff Edgar, both of Paragould; her mother,
Mrs. Betty Storey of Manila; two brothers, Bobby Storey of Manila and Doug Storey of Hope;
and two sisters, Susie Baker and Christy Dillon, both of Manila. She also leaves two
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today in the Manila Cemetery with the Rev. Ray Dill
officiating under the direction of Howard Funeral Service of Manila.
The family will receive visitors this morning from 10:30 a.m. until time of service at the
Howard Funeral Chapel in Manila.
For the online guest register, visit www.howardfuneralservice.com.
Bessie Marcella Oakes
Bessie Marcella Oakes, 75, lost a long and courageous battle to cancer on Friday, April
Mrs. Oakes was born on Jan. 1, 1931, to W.A. and Monrie Padden Sumner.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include two daughters, Donna Huffman of Black Hawk, S.D., and Debbie Wayne of
Springdale; two sons, Bill Hyde of State College, Penn., and Don Hyde of Paragould; one
sister, Berna Coy of Paragould; nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, seven nephews
and two nieces.
Marcella was a long-time member and wonderful servant of Brown's Chapel Baptist Church.
She was also a member of Greene County Extension Homemakers Club, American Legion
Auxiliary and Unit 17 of Paragould. She was a longtime volunteer for the Light
Neighborhood Service Center and the Crowley's Ridge Development Center. Being one who
loved arts and crafts, Marcella volunteered at the Greene County Fair and the Craighead
County District Fair.
Services will be under the direction of the Heath Funeral Home. Visitation will be at 10
a.m. on Tuesday, April 25, at Brown's Chapel Baptist Church. A memorial service will
follow at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the American Cancer
Society or St. Bernard's Hospice.
Herschel Baldwin, 77 of Paragould, died Saturday, April 22, 2006 in Jonesboro,
Arkansas. Born December 22, 1928 , Mr. Baldwin was a retired carpenter and a member of the
Christ United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife: Violet Baldwin of the home, one son: Mike Baldwin of
Seattle, Washington, one son-in-law: Ronnie Brown of Paragould, one sister: Reba Pillow of
Paragould, four grandchildren: Josh and Matthew Baldwin both of Pocahontas, Arkansas,
Kinon Brown of Paragould, Rende Stokes and her husband Andy Stokes of Paragould, four
great grandchildren: Alexis Baldwin of Pocahontas, Abbie, Kylie and Averie Stokes all of
Mr. Baldwin was preceded in death by: his parents: Cloyce and Retha Baldwin, one son:
Robbie Baldwin, one step daughter: Cheryl Brown and one step son:Rickie Thomason.
Memorial services will be 10:00 A.M. Tuesday at the Christ United Methodist Church with
Bro. Michael Sutton officiating with private burial services conducted later. Visitation
will be from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Monday at the Mitchell Funeral Home of Paragould.
Memorials may be made to: Christ United Methodist Church Relay for Life of charity of
your choice. Honorary pallbearers will include his Sunday School Class.
Online registry: www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com
Nickolas Crews Sackman
(April 22, 2006 - April 22, 2006)
Nickolas Crews Sackman, infant son of Nicholas Sackman and Courtney Mangrum, died April
22 at St. Bernards Medical Center.
Along with his parents, he is survived by one sister Gabriella Hope of Paragould;
paternal grandparents, Michael and Gale Sackman of Pocahontas; maternal grandparents, Greg
and Terri Mangrum of Paragould; paternal great grandparents, Marie Johnson of Yakima,
Washington and Robert and Lois Sackman of Pocahontas; maternal great grandparents, Lowel
Mangrum of Ravenden and Mary Etta Remagen of Mtn. Home; two aunts, Katelyn Mangrum of
Paragould and Elizabeth Sackman of Pocahontas; one uncle, Zeb Blansett of Pocahontas.
He was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Joe and Francis Crews and Wayne
Graveside funeral services will be Tuesday, April 25 at Greene County Memorial Gardens
under direction of Mitchell Funeral Home. Visitation will be Tuesday from 1:00 P. M. until
1:45 P. M. at Mitchell Funeral Home.
G. F. Glen Easton
G. F. "GLEN" EASTON, 71, of Paragould, died Sunday, April 23, 2006 at
Skilcare Nursing Center. Born April 3, 1935, in Rector, Mr. Easton retired from the
Arkansas Highway Department after twenty-seven years. He was on the bridge crew and also
served as a night watchman. In addition, he did custom hay baling for others. He was a
member of the Browns Chapel Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Martha Easton of Paragould; one son and daughter-in-law,
Ricky and Linda Easton of Paragould; two daughters and sons-in-law, Vicky and David
Tennison of Jonesboro and Kathy and Sammy McDaniel of Paragould. He is also survived by
one brother, Alvie Easton of Rogers; two sisters, Arneda Smith and Marcella Cooper, both
of Paragould; four grandchildren, Tracy and Ryan Tennison, Chris and Brandon Easton; and
by three great grandchildren, Dakota Easton, Jasmine Easton and McKenzie Easton.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Vedis Easton; three brothers,
Carl, James and Harold Easton; and by two sisters, Imajean Thomas and Baby Easton.
Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Wednesday, at the Mitchell Funeral Home,
Paragould. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, April 27th, at the Mitchell
Funeral Home Chapel with Royce Boling officiating. Burial will follow in Browns
Pallbearers will be Ricky Easton, Brandon Easton, David Tennison, Ryan Tennison, Sammy
McDaniel and Galen Williams. Henry L. Williams, Rev. H. W. Clements and Dakota Easton will
serve as honorary pallbearers.
Hattie Moskop, 94, Bono, died April 24, 2006, in St. Bernard's Medical Center in
Jonesboro. A member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, she married Bert Moskop in 1930. He died
Surviving are son, Charles Moskop of Sedgwick; daughters, Opal Johnson of Millington,
Tenn., and Virginia Sheppard of Bono; brothers, Dale and Odren Strong, both of Muncie,
Ind.; sister, Naomi Webster of Streeter, Ill.; six grandchildren; and 19
Services are 2 p.m. Thursday in Higginbotham Chapel at Walnut Ridge with Marion Gramling
officiating. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery at Walcott.
Gerda Irma Biallas
Gerda Irma Biallas, 82, of Paragould died Monday, April 24, 2006 at Arkansas Methodist
Medical Center. She was born in Germany the daughter of the late Willie and Elizabeth
Arnold Richter. Her husband, Paul Biallas; one brother, Helmut Richter and one sister,
Elfriede Werner also preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and a member of Redeemer
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Gaby and Tom Perkowski of Dallas, Texas and
grandchildren, Lisa and Bridget.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at the Redeemer Lutheran Church
with Reverend Jon Bischof officiating. Heath Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Redeemer Lutheran Church.
Shirley Ann Hancock Spence
Mrs. Shirley Ann Hancock Spence, 62 died April 24, 2006 at her her residence in
She was born March 24, 1944 in Stonewall, Arkansas to the late Simon and Dorothy
Hancock. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.
Mrs. Spence was preceded in death by her husband Russell "Gene" Spence, her
sister; Linda Sedrick and her brother, Jerry Hancock.
Son: Jeffrey Russell Spence and wife Carrie of Bloomington, TX
Grandsons: Travis Dillon and Colt Spence of Bloomington, TX
Sisters: Geneva Matheny of Paragould, AR; Ruby McMurtry of Paragould, AR; Betty Lampe
of Bellville, IL.,
Marie Miskle of Montgomery City, MO; Martha Bubenik of Seadrift, TX. Brothers: Richard
Hancock of Piedmont, MO; Leo Hancock of Potosi, Mo; Herb Hancock of Oil City, LA.
Visitation will be from 6 - 8:00 p.m., Friday night, April 28, 2006 at Hawthorn Funeral
Services were held at 2:p.m. Saturday, April 29, 2006 at Hawthorn Funeral Home Chapel,
Carthage, TX. with Rev. Dale Reed Officiating.
She was laid to rest next to her "Beloved Gene" in the Gary Cemetery.
FAMILY REQUESTS DONATIONS TO: Hospice of South Texas
Bobby Cullion Davis, 63, of Paragould died Wednesday, April 26, 2006, at St. Bernard's
Regional Medical Center.
He was born July 5, 1942, in Liberty, Mo., the son of the late John Cullion and Rosa Mae
Jackson Davis. He was a Navy veteran and a self-employed cabinet maker. He was of Baptist
belief. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Daisy Davis.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Mears Davis of the home; two daughters and
sons-in-law, Regina and Jacky Greer of Harrison and Stacey and Chris McSpadden of
Fayetteville; brothers, Bud Davis of Brookland, Jim Davis of Hemet, Calif., and Marlon
Davis of Leachville; sisters, Ess Norman of Lapeer, Mich., Rita Wheeler, Carlon Davis and
Duxie Statler of Leachville, and Len Burdge of Mounds, Okla.; five grandchildren, Caleb
Greer of Harrison, Jennifer Greer of Berryville, Jason Greer of Mountain Home, and
Fletcher and Palmer McSpadden of Fayetteville; one great-grandson, Alex Cook of
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Heath Colonial Chapel with George
Spence officiating. Burial will follow at Greene County Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 6-9 tonight at Heath Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the New Haven Baptist Church or the American Cancer Society.
Tennie Nimagene Hammon, 83, of Paragould died Wednesday, April 26, 2006 in Arkansas
Methodist Medical Center.
She was born Aug. 1, 1922, at Mt. Vernon, Ill., to the late Jim Wells and Eva Wells Lamb.
She was a member of Brown's Chapel Baptist Church.
She was also preceded in death by twin daughters, Marla Sue and Marsa Lou Hammon; and a
sister, Lucedda Winn.
Survivors include her husband, Lester Hammon of the home; a daughter, Sandy Boozer; four
sons, Manuel, Jim and Frankie Hammon, all of Paragould, and Gerald Hammon of Flippin;
sisters, Gladis Kaminski of Michigan, Sharron Austin and Shannon Smithee of Paragould; a
brother, Vincent Wells of Fresno, Calif.; grandchildren, Dennis Hammon, Debra Satters,
Carla Foster, Kevin Hammon, Darin Hammon, Seth Hammon, Frankie Hammon Jr., Todd Hammon,
Ian Hammon, Tammy Edwards, Amy Jackson, Lisa Sasser, Brad Hammon, Dave Altenbaumer,
Stephanie Hammon and Colby Hammon; 28 great-grandchildren; and eight
Funeral services will be 1 p.m., Saturday at Brown's Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev.
Royce Boling officiating. Burial will follow at Brown's Chapel Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 tonight at Heath Funeral Home.
Pallbearers are Dennis Hammon, Kevin Hammon, Darin Hammon, Todd Hammon, Ian Hammon,
Frankie Hammon Jr., Dave Altenbaumer and Colby Hammon.
Memorials may be made to Brown's Chapel Baptist Church.
Mary Lucy Fletcher
Mrs. Mary Lucy (Lou) Fletcher, age 93, of Manila, the widow of Mr. Frank Fletcher, died
Friday, April 28, 2006 at Lawrence Hall Nursing Center in Walnut Ridge.
Born May 14, 1912 at Walcott, she was the daughter of the late Lowen and Nora Belk Hill.
Mrs. Fletcher moved with her family to Manila in 1921 and was a member of Manila First
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, James B.
Hill; and her sisters, Wilma East and Margaret Hart.
She is survived by her sister-in-law, Mrs. Lois Hill of Manila; and several nieces and
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Howard Funeral Chapel in Manila, with the
Rev. Cody Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Manila Cemetery.
The family will receive visitors from 6-8 tonight at the funeral home.
Friends may sign the online guest register at www.howardfuneralservice.com
Imogene Veona Otto, age 92, died Friday, April 28, 2006.
Born in 1913, she was a lifelong resident of Greene County, and was a homemaker, loving
mother, grandmother and friend. She was preceded in death by her husband, John C. Otto; by
four brothers, Harold Camp, J.B. Camp, Raymond Camp and Buck Camp; and one sister, Iola
Survivors include one son, John Otto of Paragould; three grandchildren, Brandy Otto, John
Van Otto and Kirby McChristian, all of Paragould; and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Monday, May 1, from 5-6 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home in Paragould.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 2, at Linwood Cemetery in Paragould
with Don Morris officiating.
Clarence Alvin Brock
Mr. Clarence Alvin Brock, 74, of Lincoln Park, Mich., died Friday, April 28, 2006 at
the Henry Ford Wyandotte Center in Wyandotte, Mich.
He was born January 24, 1932 in Trumann and had lived in Michigan since 1951. He was a
factory worker for General Motors Hydramatic and of the Church of God faith.
He was preceded in death by three sisters, one brother and his parents, Jessie Lee and
Orpha M. Walton Brock.
Survivors include his wife, Jeanene Fox Brock of the home; one daughter, Karen Hulse of
Dayton, Ohio; three sons, Alvin Brock of Taylor, Mich., William Brock of London, Ohio, and
Glendale Brock of Germany; five stepchildren, Donald Daniels of Johannesburg, Mich.,
Denise Adams of Taylor, Timothy Daniels of Elmira, Mich., Valerie Bradshaw of Denver and
Glenn Daniels of Lincoln Park; 27 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Church of God of Prophecy in Trumann
with Larry Tribble officiating. Burial will follow in Linwood Cemetery in Paragould with
Thompson Funeral Home of Trumann in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers will be William Brock, Glendale Brock, Junior Hill, Alvin Biggers, Allen
Biggers and Jousah Owens.
Visitation will be today and Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home in
Online register: www.thompsonfuneralhome.net
LouElla Jean Schwamb
LouElla Jean Jenkins Schwamb, 80, of Paragould died Friday, April 28, 2006 at St.
Elizabeth's Place in Jonesboro.
Jean was a retired school teacher and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her
parents, Fuller and Mary Shearer Jenkins, and her husband, Russell Schwamb.
Survivors include two sons, Stephen and Phillip Schwamb of Visalia, Calif.; daughter and
son-in-law, Jan and Butch Heath of Paragould; brother, Randall "Red" Jenkins of
Paragould; nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Heath Colonial Chapel with the Rev. Paul
Dubar officiating. Burial will follow at Linwood Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at Heath Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Greene County Rescue Squad or the Building Fund of First
United Methodist Church in Paragould.
Lanay Mitchell, 70, of Paragould died Saturday, April 29, 2006 at her residence after a
long illness with cancer. She was born July 30, 1935 in Cord, Ark.. She was a Christian
and knew her Lord and Savior and was a member of the Walcott Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her father, Edgar Dugger.
Survivors include her husband, Harry Mitchell of the home, three daughter and sons-in law,
Toni and Randy Burk of Marion, Lisa and Terry Martin of Little Rock and Patricia Hyde of
Paragould; her mother, Letha Dugger of Little Rock; brothers, Jimmy Dugger of Little Rock,
Ben Dugger of Cabot; sisters, Cynthia Johnson of Conway and Patty Sheffield of Pine Bluff.
Grandchildren, Martin Mitchell, Phillip Burk, BJ and Angela Hyde, Bryan and Bradley Hyde.
Great grandchild, Keona Hyde.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Walcott Baptist Church with Rev. Rudy
Ring officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. The family will receive
friends from 6-9 p.m. Monday at Walcott Baptist Church.
The family requests memorials be made to Walcott Baptist Church.
Kwynten Lee Wright
Kwynten Lee Wright died Sunday, April 30, 2006, in Arkansas Methodist Medical Center.
He was born April 30.
Survivors include his mother, Nancy Ault of Paragould; one brother, Kalem Isbell; two
sisters, Kristena Wright and Kendra Wright, all of the home; maternal grandparents,
Michael Wright of Paragould and Brenda Starks of East Prairie, Mo.; maternal
great-grandparents, Jay and Irene Howton of East Prairie, Mo.; and one uncle, Cody Wright
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorials should be made to the Benjamin Project Inc., 2906 Newcastle Drive, Paragould,