Lowell Curtis Eubanks
Lowell Curtis Eubanks, 76, of Paragould died January 1, 2006, at his residence.
Born March 21, 1929, near Beech Grove, he was a retired Greene County road foreman, an
Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of Newton Street Church of Christ.
He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Cathy and Melvin Howard and Judy and
Scott Downs, all of Paragould; a sister, Jean Harrelson Bryant of Paragould; two nephews,
Jeff and Steve Harrelson; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Mason and Idella Eubanks; his wife, Ova
Jean Eubanks; and two brothers, Arthur and George Max Eubanks.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mitchell Funeral Home, with L.R. Smith
officiating. Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Rodney Bell, Wayne Stallcup, Cody Harrelson, Manuel Johnson, Kenny
Hudgens, Wayne White, Doyle Johnson and Jerry White.
To sign an online guest book, visit www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com.
Margie Louise Rutherford
Margie Louise Rutherford, 77, died Sunday, January 1, 2006.
Survivors include her husband, Paul, four step-sons, three step-daughters.
Mrs. Rutherford was preceded in death by her parents A.D. and Sadie Jackson Jones Freeman,
step-father, Olin Jones, one brother, three sisters.
Visitation Wednesday 11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m., at Heath Funeral Home. Graveside services
1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Mt. Zion Cemetery Rev. Bob Lee officiating.
Melva Jo Williams
Melva Jo Williams, 72, of Paragould died Sunday, January 1, 2006 at Arkansas Methodist
She was retired from food service and driving a bus at Oak Grove School. Melva was a
member of Harvest Time Church at Gainesville.
She is survived by five nieces, Corda Mae Seal and Virginia Vaughn of Piggott, Mildred
Rogers and Zatta Mouser of Rector and Wava Rogers of Paragould; two nephews, Sam Rogers of
Pocahontas and Curtis Rogers of Beebe; a stepdaughter, Jenny Garner of Paragould; six
step-grandchildren; and 11 step-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at Heath Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at
10 a.m. Wednesday at Heath Colonial Chapel, with the Revs. Danny Webb and Len Bunting
officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Robert Lee Billips
Robert Lee Billips, age 40, of Paragould, passed away early Monday morning, January 2,
2006, at St. Bernards Medical Center following a lengthy illness.
Born September 5, 1965, in Rockford, Illinois, son of Calvin Billips and Pearl Jean
Colson, Mr. Billips was retired from Monroe Auto Equipment Co. in Paragould and of the
Mr. Billips is survived by a son, Bruce Allen Billips of Pocahontas; a daughter, Andrea
Caldwell of Mammoth Springs; a granddaughter; his father, Calvin Billips of Paragould; his
mother, Pearl Jean Billips of Paragould; four brothers, Calvin Leon Billips, Charles Wayne
Billips, Mark Everett Billips and Christopher McCary Billips, all of Paragould; and a
grandfather, D.C. Billips of Pocahontas.
Funeral services will be Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. in the Bryan Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment will be in the Lorado Cemetery under the direction of the Bryan Funeral Home of
Visitation will be this evening from 6 to 8 in the Bryan Funeral Home Chapel.
Clifford Harry Collar Sr.
Clifford Harry Collar, Sr., 88, of Paragould, died Monday, January 2, 2006, at his
residence. Born February 15, 1917, in Eakly, Caddo County, Oklahoma, Mr. Collar had been a
resident of Greene county since 1935. He was a member of Walcott Baptist Church and served
as a member of the Greene County Tech School Board from 1959-1969. He was among the first
rice farmers in Greene County and pioneered rice farming techniques during the early
Survivors include four daughters and three sons-in-law, Nell Marie Lyon of St. Louis,
Missouri, Sandra Gayle and Dr. Everett Rogers, Shirley Jean and David Wilson, and Debra
Lynn and Kenny Newberry, all of Paragould. He is also survived by one brother, Richard
Alvin Collar of Little Rock; grandchildren and spouses, Jeffrey and Michelle Lyon of New
Orleans, Louisiana, Michelle and Mark Drumbl of Lexington, Virginia, Michael and Leigh
Rogers of Paragould, Brian and Chandra Rogers of Bella Vista, Arkansas, Casey and Devon
Rogers of Paragould, Kristen and Jennifer Boyd of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Kelsey Wilson,
Eric Newberry and Jeremy Newberry, all of Paragould; and by great-grandchildren, Killian,
Lyon, Jenna Rogers, and Korinah Boyd.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman Josef Anton Collar, Jr., and Grace May
Piersol Collar; his wife, Wilma Ednas Noles Collar; two infant sons, Clifford Harry
Collar, Jr. and Jackie Wayne Collar; three brothers, Grant Harold Collar, Sr., Raymond
Leroy Collar, and Oliver Carl Collar; and by five sisters, Hazel Ernestine Blucker Albin,
Esther Grace Webb, Velma Onita Englert, Agnes Ina Collar and Clara Elizabeth Collar.
Visitation will be from 6:00-9:00 p.m., Wednesday, at the Mitchell Funeral Home,
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, at the Walcott Baptist Church with Rudy
Ring and L.R. Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Mangrum, Bill
Mangrum, Larry Mangrum, Glen Mangrum and J.H. Burton.
To sign an online guest book, please visit www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com
Woodrow Shrable, 92, of Paragould, passed away, Monday, January 2, 2006, at Arkansas
Methodist Medical Center. Born March 23, 1913, in Vidette, Arkansas, he was a retired
farmer and a member of the Southside Church of God.
Survivors include three sons, Charles Leo Shrable of Linden, Michigan, David Leroy Shrable
of Paragould, Earl Franklin Shrable of Mobile, Alabama; three daughters, Elnora Perry of
Leachville, Rosetta Lorren of Paragould and Anna Lois Burrow of Leachville. He is also
survived by four brothers, Goldman Shrable of Flint, Michigan, O.A. Jack
Shrable of Paragould; Bill Johnson of Manila, Ray Peters of Paragould; one sister,
Luecretia Riley of Paragould; sixteen grandchildren; forty-six great-grandchildren; and by
He was preceded in death by his parents, Odessie and John Cleveland Shrable; his wife,
Annie Shrable; one daughter, Lutricia Lambert; one brother, Lee Shrable; and by one
sister, Marie Woodhouse.
Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 6:00-8:00, at Mitchell Funeral Home, Paragould.
Funeral service will be 1:00 p.m., Thursday, at Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel with Kelvin
Page, Ryan Shrable and Rocky Shrable officiating. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Joel
Burrow, Rocky Shrable, Ryan Shrable, Barry Keith Lorren, Tran Burrow, and great-grandson
To sign an online guest book, please visit www.mitchellfuneralhome.com.
Edith Juanita Smith
Edith Juanita Smith, beloved mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, passed peacefully
from this life in the early morning hours of January, 3, 2006 at Arkansas Methodist
Medical Center in Paragould
She was born Feb. 26, 1918, in Leachville, where she married, raised a family, and worked
most of her life. She was 87 years of age, having her final years with constant company of
family and friends in Paragould.
Possessed of a strong moral character of uncommon strength and uncompromising standards
and shaped by a sweet spirit of generous wit and genuine warmth, she will be lovingly
remembered by her survivors, including two daughters, Sarah Hitt of Paragould and Joann
Clark of Helena; four grandsons, Curtis Hitt of Paragould, Ron Hitt of Greenwood, and
Cliff Clark and Mitch Clark, both of Helena; two brothers, Ralph Wells of Leachville and
James Wells of Paragould; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John Wesley Wells and Sarah Loretta Wells, and
siblings, Carl Wells, Charles Wells, Johnny Wells, Velma Patterson, Ailene Wells, and Mary
Beal. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. January 5 at the Howard Funeral Home Chapel in
Leachville. Her grandson, Curtis Hitt, Esg., pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Paragould,
officiated the formal services.
The family received visitors January 3 from 6-8:30 p.m. at the funeral home in Leachville.
To sign an online guestbook, please visit www.howardfuneralservices.com.
Cletis Presson, 92, of Rector, died Wednesday, January 4, 2006, in Rector.
She was born October 31, 1913, in Rector, Arkansas.
Mrs. Presson was a homemaker and cook at Lafe School. She was a member of the Antioch
Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors: one son, Ronnie Brown and wife Dorothy of Paragould; four daughters, Johnnie
Goodman of Rector, Judy Townsend and husband Jamie, Runell Nance and husband Tom of Nance,
Florida, and Donna Nemeth of Michigan; two brothers, Don Huckabay of Lafe and Sam Huckabay
of Indiana; and three sisters, Vivian Pentecost of Paragould, Margaret Messmer of Indiana
and Pat Martin of Rector.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dewitt and Auda Huckabay her husbands, Vergil
Brown, George Roofe and Arlon Presson; and three brothers, Lawrence, Enoch and Dinver
Funeral services will be Saturday, January 7, at 10 a.m. at the Mitchell Funeral Home
Chapel in Rector. Burial will be in Providence Cemetery near Marmaduke.
Visitation will be today from 5 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Richard Mack Scott
Richard Mack Scott, 68, of Walcott died Wednesday, January 4, 2006 at his home.
Born at Fontaine, he lived in Walnut Ridge before moving to Walcott. He was a retired
farmer and a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Kinder Scott of the home; one son, Rick Scott of
Walnut Ridge; two daughters, Sharon Scott and Susan Sharp, both of Jonesboro; five
grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Monday afternoon at Pleasant Hill Cemetery with Marion
Gramling officiating. Emerson Funeral Home of Jonesboro was in charge of arrangements.
Joe Brown Wray
Joe Brown Wray, 76, died Wednesday, January 4, 2006 at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center
He was born June 13, 1929, in Etowah, the son of the late Atha Thomas and Pearl Basham
Wray. He retired from Mapco and had also worked at Thermogas.
He was also preceded in death by his brother, Edward H. Wray; sisters, Billie Lovelace and
Mary Smith; and a grandchild, Sidney Wray.
He is survived by his wife, Leeoma Saylor Wray of the home; sons, Rob Wray of Sherwood,
Ore. and Bodie Wray of Jonesboro; daughter, Paula Sue Walters of Jonesboro; stepdaughter,
Tootie Saylor Colbert of Crestwood, Mo.; stepsons, John Saylor of Emminence, Mo., David
Saylor of Tulsa, Okla., Paul Saylor of Checotah, Okla.; adopted nephew, Michael Smith of
Paragould; 17 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. tonight at Heath Funeral Home. Services are
at 2 p.m. Friday at the Heath Colonial Chapel with the Rev. Curt Dwyer officiating. Burial
will follow at Harvey's Chapel Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Eddie Tedder, Jerry Scheer, Carl Newboles, Dee Milan, Larry Wright, and
Nellie Frances Smith Autry
Nellie Frances Smith Autry, 77, of Paragould died Thursday, January 5, 2006 at St.
Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro.
She was born on January 19, 1928, in Gainesville to the late James Arthur and Ruthie Erder
Rowe Smith. She was a member of Pruett's Chapel United Methodist Church.
She is also preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. Autry; daughter, Margaret Holmes;
son, Gary Burpo; sisters, Mabel Smith and Ruthie Joiner; and brother, Harold Smith.
Survivors include her daughter, Sandra Malott and husband Frank Tripp of Rockford, Ill.;
daughter-in-law, Viola Burpo of Byron, Ill.; grandchildren, Julie Straley and husband
Scott and T.J. Burpo and wife Beth of Byron, Ill.; great-grandchildren, Ashley and Nathan
Straley, Korrin and Jack Cogswell, and Ciarra Wallin; brothers, Charles "Buddy"
Smith and wife Loretta and Paul Smith and wife Shirley, all of Paragould; sisters, Bertha
Huckabay and husband David of Paragould and Vearl Hendrix and husband Junior of Lafe; six
step-grandchildren, 11 step-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives,
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Heath Colonial Chapel with the Rev. Bob
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery
at Jonesboro. Pallbearers will be family members.
Memorials may be made to Pruetts Chapel United Methodist Church.
Allie Mae Green
Allie Mae Green, 93, of Paragould died Thursday, January 5, 2006, at Victoria Gardens of
Born Aug. 3, 1912, in Gwinette County, Ga., she was a homemaker and a former Cub Scout Den
Mother. Mrs. Green was a member of First United Methodist Church and a member of the
Women's Circle at the church.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Kathy Green of Richardson,
Texas, and Gordon and Beverly Green of Mandeville, La.; two sisters, Elizabeth Burton of
Lexington, Ky., and Helen Anglin of Lawrenceville, Ga.; four grandchildren, Amy McDaniel
of Frisco, Texas, Katy Williamson of Plano, Texas, Mike Green of Bellevue, Wash., and Mary
Green of Mandeville; and two great-grandchildren, Allie and Christopher McDaniel.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Early and Allie Holt; her husband, Webb Green;
and by four sisters.
Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Sunday at Mitchell Funeral Home in Paragould. The funeral
service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel, with Zach Roberts
and Paul Dubar officiating. Burial will follow in Linwood Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Kaut White, Joe Wessell, Mike Mitchell, Bill Brewer, Chuck Palmer,
John Wyatt, and Charlie Rhodes.
Memorials to First United Methodist Church would be appreciated.
To sign an on-line guest book, please visit www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com.
Julia Douglas, 99, of the Shug community near Paragould died Friday, January 6, 2006 at
SkillCare Nursing Center.
Born in Oklahoma, she moved to Arkansas early in life and lived in Dixie before moving to
Survivors include two sons, Raymond Douglas and Donald Douglas, both of Michigan; three
daughters, Virginia Thompson, Verna Meshinski and Marge King, all of Michigan; 22
grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Miles E. Douglas; a son, J. W. Douglas; two
daughters, Mary Douglas and Mag Lee; and two sisters.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Roller-Farmers Union Chapel, with Bill
Thornton officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Log Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home, www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.
Wilma Jean Friar
Wilma Jean Friar, 58 of Paragould died January 6, 2006 in Greene County, Arkansas. Mrs.
Friar was born on January 13, 1947 in Paragould, she was a homemaker.
Survivors include: her husband: Tommie Friar of the home, one son: Matt Friar, one
daughter: Shelby Boyd, three brothers: Charles Osbon, Elgie Osbon and Jerry Osbon all of
Paragould, two sisters: Shirley White of Paragould and Joann Looney of Memphis, Tennessee,
two grandsons: Tyler Jordan and Jerrod Leisure both of Paragould.
Mrs. Friar was preceded in death by: her parents: John and Ila Osbon, four sisters: Ona
Thrasher, Norma Baker, Betty Weatherford and Joan Ezell.
Funeral services will be 1:30 P.M. Monday at the Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel with Rayburn
Formon officiating, burial will follow in the Beech Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be
from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Sunday at the Mitchell Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will include: Rick Grooms, Tim Condray, Trey Joshlin, Darren Jordan Eddie
Weatherford and John Paul Weatherford. Honorary Pallbearers will be grandsons: Tyler
Jordan and Jerrod Leisure.
To sign an on-line guest book, please visit www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com
Nellie Rosella Watson
GLEN CARBON, ILLINOIS
Nellie Rosella Watson, 81, of Glen Carbon died January 7, 2006, at Oliver
Anderson Hospital in Maryville, Ill.
She was a homemaker and of the Baptist belief.
She is survived by her sons, E. Frank Watson and Gary Watson of Glen Carbon; two sisters,
Irene Noblin of St. Charles, Mo., and Opal Medsker of Warrenton, Mo.; two grandchildren;
five great-grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren and two stepgreat-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. today at Heath Colonial Chapel with the Rev. Leonard
Lingenfelter officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Zion Cemetery in Walcott.
The family will receive friends before the service from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. today at the
Pallbearers will include Joe Watson, Johnie Crawford, Doyle Somers and Carey Somers.
Memorials may be made to the Watson Flower Fund, c/o Sharon Somers, 11233 Highway 49
North, Brookland 72417.
Harold Gene Agee
Harold Junior Gene Agee, 55, from Paragould, passed from this life and into
the presence of his Lord on Sunday, January 8, 2006.
Mr. Agee was born February 7, 1950, in Memphis, Tennessee. He was a 1968
graduate of Greene County Tech High School and attended Crowley's Ridge College. He was a
youth basketball coach and a United States Air Force veteran. He was also the former owner
of Agee's Tractors and Parts. Mr. Agee was a member of the Paragould Church of God where
he served as an assistant Adult Sunday School teacher and ministered with his gift of
He is survived by his wife, Susan Andrews Agee; his mother, Laverne Glover Agee; two
sisters, Patricia Agee and Christina Agee Mosley and husband, David Mosley; a brother,
Travis Agee; his stepmother, Bridge Agee Lane; his mother-in-law, Susie Irene Andrews; his
brothers and sisters-in-law, Don and Helen Andrews and Travis and Carol VanDon; three
nephews, Brad Andrews, Jason Clark, and Gabriel Mosley; five nieces, Marty Brown, Gina
Bayird, Charlotte Hester, Audrey Agee, and Isabella Mosley, all of Paragould. He is also
survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Harold Lee Agee, and by his infant
brother, Heath Allen Agee.
Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at Mitchell Funeral Home of Paragould.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel, Paragould,
with Winford Walters and Don Andrews officiating. Burial will follow in the Greene County
Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be David Mosley, Travis Agee, Travis VanDon, Curtis Lane, Johnny Weaver,
Donnie Joe Slatton, Alan Parson, and Harold McIllwain
Oneida Katherine Ward
Funeral services for 84-year-old Oneida Ward, of Rector, who died on January 8, 2006, at
St. Elizabeth's Place in Jonesboro, will be Wednesday, January 11, in the Irby Funeral
Home Chapel in Rector with Brother Sam Book officiating.
Visitation will be today at 5 to 8 p.m.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Leona (Myers) Beaton; her husband,
Lonzo Ward; two sons, Rhonny and Jimmie Ward; a brother, Wayne Beaton; and three
grandsons, Derek Ward, Johnny Warren and Forrest Ray Thompson Jr.
She is survived by four sons, Kenneth Ward, of Paragould, Roger Ward, of Marmaduke, Bruce
Ward, of Gainesville, Florida, and Gaylon Ward, of Texas; seven daughters, Wanda Ward, of
Piggott, Sharon Jones, of Lonoke, Janet Stanfill, of Edinburg, Texas, Ruth Glover, of
Conway, Keitha Caples, of Bono, Vicki Thompson, of Rector, and Becky Tyner, of Paragould;
two brothers, James Beaton, of Rector, and Howard Beaton, of Marmaduke; one sister,
Shirley Dougherty, of St. Charles, Missouri; 27 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and
Linda Carol (Copeland) Wallman
Linda Carol (Copeland) Wallman, 56, went home to the Lord in St. Louis, Missouri, Sunday,
January 8, 2006.
Beloved wife of Larry Wallman; cherished daughter of Pat and the late Howard Copeland,
Ralph Sharp and Martha Laverdure; treasured mother of Patricia Slaven, H. Shane and Julie
Slaven, Jeremy and Rhonda Slaven, Lori Echliman Wallman and Matthew and Hillary Wallman,
loving grandmother of H.Shane Slaven, II, and Hannah Slaven, dear sister of Brenda
Shipman, Tony Sharp, Phyllis Moldovan, Larry Sharp, Theresa Gipson, Donna Sharp, Lindell
Sharp, Dianne Sharp, Cindy Rigdon, Becky Laverdure, Fred Laverdure, and Joe Laverdure,
dear aunt, cousin, neighbor and friend to many.
Linda attended Green Pond Baptist Church where she served the church
faithfully in several capacities including church organist.
Friends and family will meet at 10:00 a.m. Friday at Linwood Cemetery for graveside
Mary Lou Goodman
Funeral services for 78-year-old Mary Lou Goodman of Rector, who died January 9, 2006 in
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at 5th and Pine Church of
Christ, with Ken Roden officiating. Interment will be in Harvey's Chapel Cemetery with
Irby Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will begin at 5:30 p.m. this evening at the church.
Survivors include three sons, Charles Harold Goodman Jr., William Goodman, and Mike
Goodman; two daughters, Carrie Ellis and Rosemary Van Norman; nine grandchildren; and 14
Ruby Mae Andrews
Ruby Mae Andrews was born on Sept. 27, 1937, and went to heaven on January 9, 2006, at
8:10 p.m. at St. Bernard's Medical Center at the age of 68. She was born in Lake City and
had lived most of her lifetime in the Brookland area. She was of the Church of Christ
belief. She retired from Colson Caster Corp. and worked there from Oct. 2, 1967, until
April 12, 1996, for 29 1/2 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Don Andrews; one son, Larry Don Ray
Andrews; three brothers, Arty Woodward, George Woodward, and Walter Woodward; and two
sisters, Brenda and Earnestine Biggers.
Ruby is survived by eight children, Sue Lamars and her husband Charles of Goobertown,
Ernie Randel of Brookland, Gary Randel and his wife Sharon, Darlene Brandon and her
husband Jesse, and Terrie-Ann Randel, all of Jonesboro, Patty Lane of Dixie, George
Andrews of Vanzant, Mo., Michael Andrews and his wife Misty of Heber Springs; five
sisters, Earnestine Mullen of Newark, Texas, Joyce Childres of Van Buren, Barbara Hatfield
of Bonanza, Glenda Sue Nichols of Fort Smith and Niniadale Narty of Illinois; brothers,
Toney Biggers of Blue Mound, Texas, Henry Bearce of Charleston, Deamos Woodward of
Farmington; 24 grandchildren; and 40 great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon in the chapel of Thompson Funeral
Home in Trumann with Leonard Hensley officiating. Burial will follow in the Old Bethel
Cemetery in the Finch community near Paragould.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, Teddy Brandon, Donny Armstrong, Jason Lammers, Blake
Randel, Jerry Moore, John Yarbro and James Shirley.
Visitation will be this evening from 5-8 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home.
Online guestbook at www. thompsonfuneralhome.net
Jeanette Clark Smith
Jeanette Clark Smith died Tuesday, January 10, 2006 at St. Luke's Baptist Hospital in San
Antonio, Texas. She had lived the past ten years in San Antonio but was born in Cardwell,
Mo. She lived most of her life in Northeast Arkansas including Paragould, Leachville,
Osceola and Blytheville. Every year she looked forward to visiting Paragould for the
Bateman-Stewart and Rogers family reunions.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Everidge Smith, her father, Cline Clark, her
mother, Inez Bateman White, step-father, Max White and grandparents, Lee G. and Lela
Rogers Bateman. She is survived by her children, Channing Smith of Blytheville, Carlson
Smith of Singapore, and Gina Smith Fernandez of San Antonio, Texas. She is also survived
by six grandchildren.
Visitation will be Friday, January 13th from 6:00 to 8:00 at Gregg
Funeral Home in Monette. Services will be held Saturday, January 14th at 2:00 at Brown's
Chapel Cemetery Paragould with Raymond Lasley officiating.
Larry Wayne Levins
Larry Wayne Levins died on Wednesday, January 11, 2006, at his residence at the age of 63.
Larry was born on June 7, 1942, in Paragould to Leonard and Edith Kenney Levins. He
married Patricia Genzel on Aug. 29, 2003, in Irving, Texas. He was a veteran of the U.S.
Navy. He was a chief video engineer for Denton State School, the University of Texas
Health Science, both in Dallas and Houston.
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday at Old Bethel Cemetery in Paragould.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Levins of Denton; a son, David Levins of Quinlan,
Texas; three stepsons, Jeff Hubbard of Denton, Patrick Vita of Fayetteville, and Joey Vita
of Dallas; two daughters, Cheryl Levins of Justin, Texas, and Carol Hilliard of Rhome,
Texas; a stepdaughter, Kealine Vita of Dallas; a brother, Alva Levins of McKinney, Texas;
three sisters, Gloria James of Dallas, Judy Biggers of Dallas, and Loretta Perry of
Alacosa, Texas; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two wives, and one grandson.
Arrangements are under the direction of Goen-Hudgens Funeral Home Inc. of Denton.
Alberta Lucille Meadows
Alberta Lucille Meadows, 73, of Paragould died January 11, 2006, at Arkansas Methodist
Over the years, she had worked as a sales clerk for Mitchells Ready to Wear, managed a
laundromat, worked for Kendall Jetton, and also Clyde Mack Company. She was a member of
Third Avenue Baptist Church.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Jerry Henson; sisters-in-law,
Rosa Reynolds and Mitzie Thompson, both of Paragould; and one grandson, Derek Henson, of
She is preceded in death by her parents, Albert "Dutch" and Maude Thompson
Reynolds; brothers, Louis and John Reynolds; and sisters, Inetta Cline, Mary Katherine
Smith, and Maudeen McGowan.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Shiloh Cemetery, with the Rev. Max
Gregory officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. tonight at Heath
Pallbearers are Richard Smith, Ike Smith, Tony Snow, Tim McGowan, Rufus Reynolds, and
Memorials may be made to the Third Avenue Baptist Church.
Della Lorraine Johnson
Della Lorraine Johnson, 94, of Leachville, the widow of Mr. V.W. "Pappy"
Johnson, died Friday, January 13, 2006 at Monette Manor Nursing Home.
Born September 8, 1911 at Marmaduke, she was the daughter of John and Jewel Ward Dortch
and had been a Leachville resident since 1919. Mrs. Johnson first shared her musical
talent by playing the piano at the movie theater in Leachville during the silent movie
days and later as pianist of the Second Baptist Church, where she and her husband were
She was also preceded in death by her infant son, Wylie Johnson Jr.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Ronald "Butch" Johnson and wife
Freddie of Paragould; her daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and John Yuhas of Elizabethton,
Tenn.; four grandchildren, Mike and Mark Cunningham, John Yuhas Jr. and Greg Johnson; and
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Howard Funeral Service in Leachville, with
the Rev. Russell Rhodes officiating. Burial will follow in Leachville Cemetery.
The family will receive visitors from 5:30-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.howardfuneralservice.com
Margie Lowry of Knob died January 14, 2006, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in
She was born June 30, 1923, at Hardy. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
Surviving are three sons, Joe Lowry and wife Connie of Knob, Terry Lowry and wife Helen of
Paragould and Larry Hueter and wife Frances of Leachville; two daughters, Beckey Stanfill
and husband Winston of Paragould and Kathy Riggan and husband Blue of Corning; four
brothers, H.A. Scott Jr. of Corbin, Ky., Billy Scott of St. Louis, Muray Scott of Taft,
Calif., and Millard Scott of Greers Ferry; grandchildren, Chris Shourd, Amy Walker, Shanda
Murray, Matthew Lowry, Greg Hueter and Kelli Harrel; and great-grandchildren Hannah
Harrel, Dylan Walker and Alexis Murray.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Lowry; her parents, H.A. and Gladys
Scott; and a sister, Willadene Scott.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Ermert Funeral Home. Burial will be in Greene County
Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Noah's Ark or Children's Home of Paragould.
Zora Rose Boyer
Zora Rose Boyer, 97, of Paragould died Saturday, January 14, 2006, at her residence.
She was born at Mobley on Oct. 25, 1908. She was a Baptist.
Mrs. Boyer was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Boyer; one daughter, Annell Hyde;
her parents, Parkey and Tennie James Rose; four brothers; and three sisters.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Jim and June Boyer of Jonesboro; four
daughters, Amy Willie and Earlene Tisdale, both of Paragould, and Glenda Boyer and June
Boyer, both of Calif.; one brother, Pat Rose of Cave City; one sister, Florence Gardner of
Ponchatula, La.; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Emerson Memorial Chapel with Joel
McMasters officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be held Friday from noon until service time at Emerson.
Online registry at www.emersonfuneralhome.com
Elmira Earlene Burroughs, 80, of Gainesville died January 14, 2006 at her residence with
caregivers Susan and Seth at her bedside.
She was retired from Monroe Auto Equipment Co. and as a caregiver. She was of the Baptist
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Nellie Burroughs, and a daughter, Nellie
Survivors include her daughter, Susan Burroughs; grandson, Seth Dailey; granddaughter,
Suzette Urrutia; six great-grandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; three children she
raised, "Snooks'" children, Rodney, Jeffrey and Deborah Collins; and one
brother, Marshall Burroughs.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Gainesville Cemetery, with the Rev.
Everett Isom officiating.
Delois Bryant Price, 80, of Paragould died Sunday, January 15, 2006 at Greene Acres
Born January 23, 1925, in Stanford, Mrs. Price retired as a cook from the Paragould
Country Club. She was a member of East Side Baptist Church.
Survivors include three sisters, Bettye Finney of Paragould, Jimmi Detraz of St. Louis and
Wanda Eubanks of Murray, Ky.; one grandson, Marshall Price and his wife, Wendy, of Mammoth
Springs; and by three great-grandchildren, Julian, Brennan and Braydon Price.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carroll Price; her parents, Clyde and Ruth
Bryant; two sons, Major Ray Price and Pollett Price; and by two brothers, Harlen and Billy
Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. today at Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel, Paragould, with
Dennis Scudder officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Zion Cemetery.
To sign an online register book, please visit www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com.
June Adams Spetko passed away January, 16, 2006 at Paragould Nursing Center.
Born June 6, 1940, she was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Nellie Adams.
She is survived by her daughter, Terry Haltom of California; two brothers and spouses,
Charles and Barbara Adams and Danny and Becky Adams, all of Paragould; two sisters and
spouses, Sherry and Roy Bolinger and Lana and Joe Jones, all of Grubville, Mo.; two
grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
There will be no services; cremation is planned.
Interment will be at Pine Log Cemetery at a later date.
Edith M. Smith
Edith M. Smith of Paragould was born in Nondalton, Alaska, on March 24, 1927, and departed
this life on January 16, 2006, at the age of 78. She was a retired licensed practical
nurse and a member of the 7th and Mueller Church of Christ.
Survivors are three sons and their wives, Art and Brenda Smith of Paragould, Leroy Smith
of Ferndale, Wash., and Sid and Debbie Smith of Delight; two brothers, George Koktelash
and Joe Delkittie, both of Alaska; two sisters, Alexan Main of Pennsylvania and Felka
Roscoe of Alaska; eight grandchildren, Tara Maag, Ashley Barr, Cade Smith, Laura Smith,
Katie Smith, Sarah Smith, Tanya Smith, and Roy Smith; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John "Jack" Smith; her parents,
Ignacious and Annie Delkittie; and four brothers, Mike Delkittie, Virgil Delkittie,
Thurston Delkittie and Dekan Delkittie.
Services will be at Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel Thursday at 10:30 a.m. with Art Smith and
Sid Smith officiating. Visitation will be from 5:30-9 p.m. tonight at Mitchell Funeral
Home. Burial will be in Union Grove Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Crowley's Ridge College or Crowley's Ridge Academy.
To sign an online guestbook, please go to www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com.
Elva 'Nonnie' Weaver
Elva Louise "Nonnie" Weaver, 78, of Paragould died Monday, January, 16, 2006, at
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center.
She was born Dec. 20, 1927, in McCrory and was a homemaker. "Mom Weaver" was a
member of Peace Tabernacle Apostolic Church.
Survivors include eight sons, Dewey Weaver and James Weaver of Arbyrd, Mo., Mack Weaver of
Hardy, and Emmitt Weaver, Johnny Weaver, Tommy Weaver, Jackie Weaver and Jake Weaver, all
of Paragould; and three daughters, Elva Cross, Martha Moss, and Susie McDaniel, all of
Paragould. She is also survived by one godson, Edward Oden of Paragould, 35 grandchildren,
56 great-grandchildren, and by two great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Thursday in Mitchell Funeral Home at Paragould. The
funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel with Bill Snow
and Jesse Dollars officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Knott Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Melvin Howard, John Stewart, Travis VanDon, Isaiah VanDon, Kenny
Myrick and Tommy Hazelwood.
To sign an online guestbook, please visit www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com.
Iva Belle Nething
Iva Belle Nething, 83, of Lafe, died January 17, 2006, at her residence. Born December 17,
1922, in Cardwell, Missouri, she was a homemaker and known for her love of quilting. Mrs.
Nething was a member of St. Johns Lutheran Church.
Survivors include her husband, Erwin Nething of the home; one son and daughter-in-law,
Chester and Shirley Nething of rural Marmaduke; four daughters and sons-in-law, Katie and
Bill Thompson of rural Marmaduke, Karen and Eugene Morris, Dorothy and Harry Chunn, all of
Memphis, Tennessee, and Norma and Mike DaVault of rural Paragould. She is also survived by
one brother, Claudine Huggins of Rector; five sisters and two brothers-in-law, Beatrice
Blackwell of Goreville, Illinois, Janell Lee and Betty Collins, both of Taylor Mill,
Kentucky, Martha and Jack Davis of Goreville, Illinois, Barbara and Larry Mains of
Erlanger, Kentucky; ten grandchildren, Todd Nething, Talbert Nething, Collin Thompson,
Kandy Cousins, Steve Morris, Shelley Norris, Michelle Chunn, Brittany Chunn, Shane
Robinson and Mikka Robinson; eleven great grandchildren; and by a host of nieces and
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Marie Huggins; five brothers, James
Elmer Huggins, Jimmie Huggins, Albert Eugene Bill Huggins, Thomas Everett
Pete Huggins and J. E. Huggins; and by two sisters, Mary Alice Huggins and
Ruby Jewell Huggins.
Funeral services will be 10:30 A.M., Friday, January 20th, at St. Johns Lutheran
Church, Lafe, with Curt Dwyer officiating. Burial will follow in St. Johns Cemetery.
Visitation will be Thursday, from 6:00-9:00 P.M. at Mitchell Funeral Home, Paragould.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, Todd Nething, Talbert Nething, Collin Thompson, Shane
Robinson, Steven Morris and special friend and neighbor, Stanley Bollinger.
The family would like to thank her caregivers for the loving care Mrs. Nething received.
Michael Ray Clark
Michael Ray Clark, 48, of Beech Grove died Thursday, January 19, 2006 at his residence.
He was employed at the office of Resident Engineers with the Arkansas Highway and
Transportation Department and farmed for many years. He was a member of Commissary Church
Michael is preceded in death by his father, William Ray Clark.
Survivors include his wife, Jonatha Clark; daughters, Jocelyn, Shealynn, and Emily Taun
Clark; and mother, Lois Clark, all of Beech Grove; brothers, Keith Clark of Paragould and
Brad Clark of Beech Grove; and sisters, Lisa Horton of Beech Grove and Lana Tedder and
Tiffany Duty, both of Paragould.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Heath Colonial Chapel with Darrell
Austin, Phil Wilkerson, and Art Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Union Grove
Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. tonight at Heath Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Bart Rowe, Randy Clark, Phillip Rowe, Alan Pogue, Mark Rowe, Ricky
Clark, Clark Thompson, Perry Pogue, Roger Rowe, Charles Rowe, and Craig Thompson.
Honorary pallbearers are Van Bowden, Danny Rice and James Ronnie Reeves.
Jewell Scharlene Greenway
Jewell Scharlene Greenway, 80, of Paragould died January 20, 2006 at Arkansas Methodist
Born March 20, 1925, in Chickasaw, Okla., she was a homemaker and a member of Brown's
Chapel Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son, Harold Parrish and his wife Margaret of Rusk, Texas; and two
grandsons, Nathan and Allen Parrish.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Ruby Rankin; her husband, Bruce
Greenway; and a sister, Joanne Moody.
Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Brown's Chapel Cemetery, with the Rev.
Royce Boling officiating. Burial will be in Brown's Chapel Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 9-10 a.m. Monday at Mitchell Funeral Home.
To sign an online register, visit www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com.
Edna Mae Hattenhauer
Edna Mae Adams Hattenhauer, 96, of Big Flat, formerly of Light, died Friday, January 20,
2006, at home.
She was preceded in death by her husband Lester Dewey Hattenhauer.
Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Higginbotham Chapel in Walnut Ridge.
Officiating will be the Rev. Bill Hattenhauer and the Rev. Gene Garner with burial
following in Lorado Cemetery at Fontaine.
Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at Higginbotham Chapel in Walnut Ridge.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Higginbotham Funeral Service Inc.
Paul 'Jack' McDonald
Paul Jack McDonald, 77 of Paragould died January 21, 2006 at the St. Bernard's
Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Mr. McDonald was born on April 16, 1928 in Menfro,
Missouri he was retired from the United States Air Force and a member of the Gainesville
Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife: Wilma McDonald of the home, three daughters and sons-in-law Jo
Ann and William Allison of Moline, Illinois, Janice and Steven DeVine of Bettendorf, Iowa,
Joyce and Dennis Routon of Lafe, Arkansas, one stepson and his wife: Donnie and Janet Howe
of Lafe, three brothers: Owen McDonald of St. Charles, Missouri, Rayburn McDonald of Lafe,
Kenneth McDonald of Jacksonville, Arkansas, two sisters: Virginia McBee of Paragould, Orma
Maddox of Marietta, Georgia, three grandchildren: Brandy Hampton, William Allison III,
Britney Allison, one step granddaughter: DaRae Howe and one great granddaughter: Laura
Mr. McDonald was preceded in death by: his parents: Arthur and Geneva McDonald, his first
wife: Jean McDonald, two brothers: Robert McDonald and Arthur McDonald Jr.
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Tuesday at the Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel with Chad
Wagner officiating burial will follow in the Greene County Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Monday at the Mitchell Funeral Home.
Melvin O. Weaver
Melvin O. Weaver, 86, of Paragould died Sunday, January 22, 2006, at his residence.
He was retired from Emerson Electric in Paragould, was a 32nd Degree Mason and Shriner at
the Corning Lodge No. 719 and an honorary member of the Paragould Lodge. He was also past
district deputy grand master of District 31. He was a World War II Army veteran and was a
recipient of the Purple Heart. He was of the Church of Christ belief.
Melvin is preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Imogene Hovis Weaver; one daughter,
DeLora May; and his parents, Robert and Sina Rapert Weaver.
He is survived by two grandchildren, Tammy L. Aucoin and Steve May of Jonesboro; and four
great-grandchildren, Terayn and Mayc Montgomery and Drake and Jackson May, all of
Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Heath Colonial Chapel in Paragould, with
Tim Carter officiating. Burial will follow in Greene County Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. tonight at Heath Funeral Home. Pallbearers
are Bill Crabtree, Steve Hovis, Chick DeHart, J.W. Evans, Kenny Farmer, James Eads, and
Larry Walker. Honorary pallbearers are Jim Vaughn and Calvin Walker.
Memorials may be made to Children's Homes Inc. of Paragould.
Janollah Payne, 85, of Paragould died January 23, 2006, at St. Bernard's Medical Center.
Born September 2, 1920, in Greene County, she worked for the Ed White Shoe Company and Ely
& Walker Shirt Factory. She was also an Avon representative and former owner-operator
of Payne Meat Sales. Mrs. Payne was an active member of Brown's Chapel Baptist Church
where she served as a Sunday School teacher for 50 years and was a vacation Bible school
director. She was a member of the hospital auxiliary and an active member of Gideon's
Survivors include one son, Richard Paul Payne Jr., and his wife, Susan of Paragould; three
daughters and sons-in-law, Dianna and Curtis Shatley of Jonesboro, Paula J. and Turner
Jones of Hattiesburg, Miss., and Kathy Jo and Rod Coleman of Fort Smith. She is also
survived by 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Payne was preceded in death by her parents, W.W. and Ruth Diggs; her husband, Paul
Payne Sr.; and by one brother, Glenn Diggs.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. tonight at Mitchell Funeral Home in Paragould.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Brown's Chapel Baptist Church with Royce
Boling officiating. Burial will follow in Brown's Chapel Cemetery. Members of her Sunday
School Class will serve as pallbearers.
To sign an online guest book, please visit www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com.
Memorials to Brown's Chapel Baptist Church or Worldwide Mom's Day of Prayer, P.O. Box
11945, Ft. Smith 72917, would be appreciated.
Randal Reddick, age 69, died Monday, January 23, 2006, at his home in Cherokee Village.
He was born October 12, 1936, to the late Joe and Florence Reddick in Paragould. He was
married for 48 years to Billie Gregory Reddick, formerly of Marmaduke, who survives him.
Randal was a member of First Baptist Church in Hardy and an active member of the Gideon
Society. Randal retired from McDonnell Douglas after 36 years of service. He enjoyed
woodworking and playing music. He was a regular player for Hardy Junction Music Hall.
Randal was the father of two daughters, Carrie Farhat and husband Darrell of Plano, Texas,
and Kelly Harper and husband Mark of Grove, Okla.; and grandfather of six, Clayton, Casey,
Camry and Cody Farhat and Kiersten and Cale Harper; brother of Vernon Reddick of
Marmaduke, Jimmy Reddick and Teddy Reddick, both of Paragould, Kent Reddick of Maryland
Heights, Mo., Gabby Reddick of Little Rock, Imogene McCartney of St. Peters, Mo., and
Glenieve Beaver of Montgomery City, Mo.
The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. tonight at Heath Funeral Home in Paragould.
The family will celebrate the life of Randal at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, at Heath
Colonial Chapel, with Ken Morris and Dr. Larry Kindrick officiating. Burial will follow at
Harvey's Chapel Cemetery.
Lera Belle Hall
Lera Belle Hall, 73, of Lafe, died Monday, January 23, 2006 at Arkansas Methodist Medical
She is survived by a son, J.C. Blanchard; two halfbrothers, Bobby and Billy Burns; sister,
Minnie Blanchard; stepbrother, Donald Carmen; stepsisters, Wilma Lay and Jeanne Carmen;
five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Thursday at Heath Colonial Chapel with the Rev. Ron
Blankenship officiating. Burial will follow at New Friendship Cemetery. The family will
receive friends tonight from 6-8 p.m. at Heath Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to New Friendship Cemetery.
Marie E. Webb
Marie E. Webb, 86, Paragould, Arkansas died January 25, 2006, at Greene Acres Nursing
Home, Paragould, AR. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Church of Christ. She had
lived in Paragould for eight years.
She is survived by two sons: Larry H. Webb, Lewisburg, KY; Michael D. Webb, Dearborn
Heights, MI; a daughter: Sandra K. Hall, O'Fallon, IL; nine grandchildren; 12
great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren; a sister: Cosina McIntrye, Dallas
She was preceded in death by her husband: J.V. Webb; her parents: Jim and Myrtle (Dodson)
Brockwell; two grandchildren; a sister and three brothers.
Service will be held January 28, 2006 at 1 p.m., graveside services in Union City, TN.
Bro. Cecil May III officiating. Burial will be at Obion Co. Memorial Gardens. Visitation
will be January 28, 2006 at 11 a.m. until time to leave for the cemetery for graveside
Mrs. Webb was born February 27, 1919 in Obion Co., TN.
Michael Dale Kieffner
Dr. Michael Dale Kieffner, 53, of Kennett, Mo., died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2006, at Twin Rivers
Regional Medical Center.
Born March 4, 1952, in Waukegan, Ill., Dr. Kieffner was a chiropractor who practiced in
Kennett for 12 years prior to retirement. He was a graduate of Crowley's Ridge College,
Harding University and Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis. He was a member of
Mountain Home Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife, Pansy Kieffner of Kennett; his father, J.W. Kieffner of Little
Rock; his mother, Fayrene Kieffner of Paragould; one son and daughter-in-law, Nathan
Michael and Charlotte Kieffner; one daughter and son-in-law, Ashley and Scott Garner, all
of Hot Springs; and two grandchildren, Jonathan Brody Kieffner and Peyton Garner.
Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel in Paragould,
with Emmett Smith and Art Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Mountain Home Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. tonight at Mitchell Funeral Home.
To sign an online register book, please visit www. mitchellfuneralhomes.com
Elma Tucker Bley
Elma Tucker Bley, 91, of Monette, died Monday, January 30, 2006 at her residence.
Born November 18, 1914 in Greenfield, she lived most of her life in Monette. She had
worked as a clerk for Watkins Rexall Drug Store in Monette for 14 years. She was a member
of Monette First United Methodist Church and was a member of United Methodist Women.
Survivors include two sons, Ralph Bley of Monette and Jerold Bley and his wife, Jan, of
Winder, Ga; daughter, Margaret Smith of Champaign, Ill.; sister, Caryl Hooker of St.
Charles, Mo.; grandson, Bruce Bley and his wife, Vickie, of Monroe, Ga.; and one niece and
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Bley; son, Donald Tucker Bley; and
parents, Elmer and Essie Ewing Tucker.
A celebration of her life will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Gregg Funeral Home Chapel in
Monette with the Rev. Jerry Reed officiating. Burial will follow in Linwood Cemetery in
Honored to serve as pallbearers are Sonny Wimberly, Paul Baker, Doyle Yates, Gene
Gathright, Jim York and Jody Brown.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place,
Memphis, Tenn. 38105.
Personal condolences may be sent to the Bley family at www.greggfunerals.com
Martha Williams Chambers
Martha Williams Chambers, 72, of Paragould, died Monday, January 30, 2006, at her
residence. Born at Hooker, in Greene County, June 9, 1933, Mrs. Chambers was a homemaker
and of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include one son, Edward Andrew Chambers of Buchanan, Michigan; two daughters,
Debra Chambers of South Bend, Indiana, and Regeina Ruth Goodrich of Osceola, Indiana. She
is also survived by one brother, Donald Williams of Rector; four sisters, Flora Merchant
of Tomah, Wisconsin, Ellen Edwards and Viola Stephens, both of Paragould, Delorice Stewart
of De Bary, Florida; one grandson, Michael Edward Goodrich of Osceola, Indiana; nine
nieces and nephews; and by six great nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be Friday, 10:00 a.m., at Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel. Paragould,
with Kim Bridges officiating. Burial will follow in Greene County Memorial Gardens
Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 6:00-8:00 p.m., at Mitchell Funeral Home.
James Hodges, Charles Buddy Smith, Paul Smith, Rickey Hendrix, Eugene Stephens
and Harold Dowler will serve as pallbearers.
To sign an online guest book, please visit www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com