Obits for December 2001
Funeral services for George Matheny, 99, of Paragould, who died Tuesday, Dec. 25, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould, will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Mitchell Funeral Home in Paragould, with Michael Cox and Randy Matheny officiating. Burial will follow in Purcell Cemetery. Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.
Born in Bloomfield, Mo., he was a retired farmer and carpenter and had attended the 7th and Mueller Church of Christ in Paragould.
Survivors include four sons, Arvel Matheny, James Matheny and Wayne Matheny, all of Paragould, and Evert "Rip" Matheny of St. Charles, Mo.; one daughter, Dorothy Whitworth of Paragould; 13 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and 18 great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Burley Lucinda Matheny, two brothers and a sister. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be made to the Children's Home in Paragould.
Glendon Dowdy of Pocahontas and formly of Paragould died Sunday, December 23, 2001, at his residence of unknown causes. He was 75.
He was born March 31, 1936, in Shannon, the son of the late George and Mayme (Broadway) Dowdy. He was a retired farmer. He was of the Baptist belief. He was a US Navy veteran, having served in World War II.
Survivors include two sons, David and Cindy Dowdy of Paragould and Paul Dowdy of Little Rock; his ex-wife, Mary Lou Dowdy; one sister, Juanita Grissom of Yuma, Arizona; two granddaughters, Erin Dowdy of Paragould and Danielle Dowdy of Cherokee Village; and one step-grandson, Matthew Garmrath of Paragould.
Graveside services were held Dec 25 at Memorial Gardens Cemetery with the Rev. Billy Joe Dowdy officiating.
Arangements were handled by Heath Funeral Home of Paragould.
Martha Christina Faulkner
Martha Christina Faulkner of Paragould died Wednesday, Dec 19, 2001, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould of natural causes. She was 89.
She was born Aug 17, 1912, in Marion, Ill., the daughter of the late Mary Ann (Stumps) Clayton and Brown B. Clayton. She was a retired factory worker with General Motors Company. She was a member of Lake Street Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Faulkner was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Faulkner; one brother, Frank Clayton; and a granddaughter, Christy Hays.
Survivors include one son, Wayne Faulkner of Paragould; three daughters, Peggy Hays and Dot Manley, both of Paragould, and Carolyn Schiestel of Clio, Michigan; 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Services were held Dec 2, at Paragould Heath Colonial Chapel in Paragould with the Rev. Randy Ross officiating. Burial followed at New Friendship Cemetery in Paragould.
Active Pallbearer were Chris Manley,Cliff Manley, Matthew Manley, Steve Schiestel, Douglas Schiestel, Jimmy Hays, Jody Faulkner, and David Faulkner.
Honorary Pallbearers were Terry Hays, Gina Moody, Malinda Kaminer, Danielle Edgar.
Memorials may be made to Lake Street Baptist Church Building Fund or to the New Friendship Cemetery Fund.
Arrangements were handled by Heath Funeral Home in Paragould.
Luther Daniel Knuckles
Luther Daniel Kunckles of Paragould died Thursday, Dec 27, 2001, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould of congestive heart failure. He was 90.
He was born August 13, 1911, in Missouri, the son of the late Moses Knuckles of Paragould. He was a retired farmer.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth Eva Knuckles of Paragould; seven daughters, Willidean Cope of Juanita, FL, Helen Crafton of Oklahoma, Alma Hill of Bono and Jo Ann House of Flat River,MO., Corning Howell of Corning, Lorene Smith of Portia and Margaret Swindle of Paragould; and one sister, Reba Bonds of O'Fallon, MO.
Reba Sue Owens
Reba Sue Owens of Paragould died Friday, Dec 21, 2001, at her residence of natural causes. She was 62.
She was born Jan 26, 1939, in Paragould, the daughter of the late Calvin and Gladys May. She was a former employee of Hurt Grocery Company. She was of the Methodist belief. She was a honor graduate of Paragould High School.
In addition to her parents, Mrs Owens was preceded in death by six brothers, John D. May, Charles May,Huey May, Bob May, Calvin May Jr, and Lonnie May; and by two sisters, Geraldine Hogland and Norma Jean Shewmaker.
Survivors include one son, David S. Owens of Paragould; and two sisters, Maxine Brookhouse of Paragould and Jenny Pribble of Prescott.
Services were held Dec 23 at Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel in Paragould with Richard Williams officiating. Burial followed at Greene County Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Lonnie May, Truman Exum, Robbie Goodman, Jason Williams, Eddie Williams and John May.
Arrangements were handled by Mitchell Funeral Home of Paragould.
Walter Amos Wilson
Walter Amos Wilson of Paragould died Monday, Dec 24, 2001, at his residence of natural causes. He was 81.
He was born March 31, 1920, in Clarksville, the son of the late John Samson Wilson Sr and Orene Hays (Nowell) Wilson. He was a member of Fairview Baptist Church. He was a retired forklift driver Menasha Corp. of Coloma, Michigan.
Survivors include his wife, Iola Wilson of Paragould; three sons, John E. Wilson of Paaragould and Michael Wilson and Paul Wilson, both of Benton Harbor, Michigan; One daughter Stella Ladd of Corning; three brothers, Albert Wilson of Dexter, MO., Elmer Wilson of Elgin, Ill., and Herman Wilson of Paragould; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchildren.
Services were held Dec 29, at Heath Colonial Chapel in Paragould with the Rev. Dennis Strope officiating. Burial followed at Greene County Memorial Gardens in Paragould.
Arrangements were handled by Heath Funeral Home of Paragould.