Willene 'Gertie' Glover
Willene "Gertie" Glover, 74, of Paragould passed away Friday, July 1st, 2005, at
the NEA Medical Center.
Born May 10, 1931, in Paragould, Mrs. Glover was a homemaker and a member of First United
Survivors include two sons: Lloyd Alan Phelps of Stafford, Virginia, Richard S. Phelps of
Paragould; and two daughters: Georgia Anne Phelps of Wrentham Massachusetts, and Cora Lee
Hailey and husband, Steve, of Paragould. She is also survived by three grandchildren and
Mrs. Glover was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Ruth Whipple; and by her
husband, Randell Glover.
Graveside services will be conducted 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 5th, at Shiloh Cemetery,
Paragould with Rev. Paul Dubar and Rev. Zach Roberts officiating. The procession will
leave Mitchell Funeral Home at 10:15 Tuesday morning.
Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday at the Mitchell Funeral Home,
Pallbearers will be Steve Tyner, Jeff Tyner, Ted Dortch, Tom Dowdy, Fred Sebert and Clint
Hazel Katherine Moses
Hazel Katherine Moses, 82, of Paragould died July 3rd, 2005 at Arkansas Methodist Medical
Center. Born May 12, 1923, in DeSoto, Missouri, she was a retired teacher for the Oak
Grove Elementary School and a member of First Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, C.E. Moses of Paragould; one son and daughter-in-law, J.C.
and Cathern Moses of Jonesboro; two grandchildren, Jeff and Todd Moses, and two
great-grandchildren, Katie Lynn and Bailey Elizabeth Moses.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse and Frances Levair Bailey.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 6, 10:30 a.m., at Mitchell Funeral Home with Rev.
Scott Neathery, Clyde Cook and Max Gregory officiating. Burial will be in Clark's Chapel
Cemetery. Visitation will be today, 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Bud Branch, J.H. Grooms, Jr., Terriel Singleton, Dale Stidman, Wayne
Hill and Gerald Fahr.
Bobbye June Jobe Dowell
Bobbye June Dowell (Jobe), age 64, of Lebanon, MO, homemaker, passed
away Monday, July 4, 2005. A visitation with
the family present will be held from 7-8 PM Thursday, in the Garden Chapel of Watson
Funeral Home, with services scheduled for 10:00 AM Friday at Calvary United Methodist
Church, with burial following at 3:00 PM in Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, MO. She is survived by her loving husband, Carl;
daughter, Teresa Moritz and her husband, Greg, of Towanda, and their children Chelsea
Patton and her husband, Ty, of Topeka, KS and Colby Moritz, Towanda, KS, brothers, Waylen
Jobe, Willard, MO, Jackie Jobe, St. Charles, MO, sisters, Myrgatha Davis, Winter Haven,
FL, Wanda Neeley, Kennesaw, GA, Imogene Bunch, St. Charles, MO, Venetta Roberds, Cahokia,
IL, Annie Pauley, Hermitage, TN, Sondra Phillips, Joplin, MO., Judith Raterman, Seaside,
OR, Jane Barnett, Batesville, AR. Memorial
established with Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice.
Funeral Service at Calvary United Methodist Church in Wichita at 10
AM Friday, July 8th, 2005, officiated by Reverend Laurence J. Greenwood. She was interred on July 8th in Mount
Moriah Cemetery in Kansas City, MO next to her son, Carl Lynn Dowell, who died in 1976 at
the age of 18 years.
We will miss our sisters laugh as well as her great spirit,
which shown like a light wherever she went. She
was so loved by her Jobe siblings and the Dowell Family.
We miss her so much!
contributed by: Judith Jobe Raterman
Janice Wilma Smith
Janice Wilma Smith, 79, of Paragould, died Tuesday, July 5th, 2005, at Arkansas Methodist
Medical Center. She was born on April 21, 1926, in Beech Grove, Ark. to Lester and
Beatrice Williams Smith. Janice was retired from General Electric in St. Louis, Mo. and of
the Methodist belief.
She is survived by two brothers, Garland Smith of Paragould and Carlton Smith of Beech
Janice was preceded in death by her parents, Lester William and Betty Beatrice Williams
Smith, brother, Arlon Smith, sister, Carol Heinnemann.
Visitation was Wednesday from 9:30-11:00 at Heath Funeral Home. Funeral services were at
11:00 a.m. Wednesday, graveside at Greene County Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
The family request that memorials be made to the Beech Grove United Methodist Church.
Dr. Sheila C. Horner
Dr. Sheila Collier Horner, 51, of Little Rock died Wednesday, July 6th, 2005.
Born February 22, 1954,at Flint, Mich., she was a nationally-certified specialist in
gerontologic nursing. Her dissertation from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in
2001 focused on the academic preparation of gerontologic nurses. She also served as a
legal consultant on the care of patients in nursing homes and joined the University of
Arkansas for Medical Sciences faculty in 1993 and was recently promoted to clinical
At UAMS she was part of a team working on a grant from the Hartford Foundation to improve
the care of the elderly in Arkansas. The foundation also gave her the first place award
for the curriculum she developed in gerontologic nursing. She co-authored a chapter in a
book, "Home Care for Older Adults."
Survivors include her husband, Charles R. Horner Sr.; three daughters, Leanne Harris of
Paragould, Molly Rawn of Little Rock and Sheila Gairhan of Memphis; a son, Dr. Charles R.
Horner Jr. of Hot Springs; her parents, Donald and Josie Vines of Little Rock; a brother,
Neal Ray Vines of Little Rock; and seven grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Roller-Chenal Funeral Home in Little Rock.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Mitchell Funeral Home of
Paragould. Burial will be in Greene County Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Paragould.
Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. Sunday at the Paragould funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Arkansas, 10411 West Markham, Suite 130, Little Rock
Sign online guest book at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/chenal.
Jeffrey Todd Adams
Jeffrey Todd Adams, 31, of Paragould died Friday, July 8, 2005, at the Arkansas Methodist
Medical Center. Mr. Adams was born on April 16, 1974, in Blytheville, Arkansas. He was a
lifetime resident of Paragould, a 1993 graduate of Marmaduke High School, a construction
worker and of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include two sons, Chase Adams and Grant Adams, both of Marmaduke; his parents,
Terry and Genia Adams; two brothers, Chad Adams and Brad Adams; paternal grandmother,
Dorthy Adams; and maternal grandfather, J.W. Gramling; all of Paragould.
He was preceded in death by his paternal gradfather, Leo Adams and maternal grandmother,
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel with
Rev. Kenneth Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the Greene County Memorial Gardens
Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Mitchell Funeral Home in
Memorials may be made to the Chase and Grant Adams College Fund at Regions Bank.
Jeremy DeFries, Thomas Shewmaker, Kyle Massey, John Johnson, Mackie Westbrooke and Jeremy
Thomas will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Issac Johnson, Joey Potter,
Daniel Potter and Blake McFarland.
Beatrice Susan Clayton
Beatrice Susan Clayton, 90, of Paragould, passed away Friday, July 8, 2005, at Arkansas
Methodist Medical Center in Paragould.
She was born March 21, 1915, in Pocahontas, Arkansas, the daughter of the late Myrtle and
Kim Kegley. She was a cook at AMMC until she retired and was a member of Grace United
General Baptist Church.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, David and Wanda Clayton of Paragould;
brothers, John Tyler of Mountain View and Paul Tyler of Oregon; grandchildren, Dennis
Clayton, Donald Clayton and Annette Aikman; and four great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Clifford Clayton; second husband,
A.W. Harvey; sister, Gladys Peeler; and brother, Robert Kegley.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. at Heath Funeral Home. Funeral
services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Heath Colonial Chapel with Reverend Royce
Schanda officiating. Burial will follow at New Liberty Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Dennis Clayton, Donald Clayton, John Aikman, Jim Lashley, Arthur Kanneman
and Doyle Grimes. Honorary pallbearers are Douglas Smith and H.L. "Doodle"
Dr. Rollie Mack Dickinson
Dr. Rollie Mack Dickinson, 58, of Blytheville, Arkansas died Saturday, July 9, 2005, at
the Great River Medical Center in Blytheville.
Born at Marmaduke, he was a chiropractor, a Mason, a Shriner, and a member of the Kiwanis
Club, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Arkansas Chiropractic Association.
He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army and served during the Vietnam War.
He is survived by his wife, Ann McGhee Dickinson of Blytheville; two sons, Dr. Hugh
Dickinson of Paragould, Neal Dickinson of Silver Hill, Ala.; a brother, John Taylor
"Sandy" Dickinson of Marmaduke; a sister, Linda York of Dupo, Ala.; and four
grandchildren, Shantal Dickinson, Peyton Dickinson, Taylor Dickinson and Corbin Dickinson.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Cobb Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Scott
Visitation will from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Cobb Funeral Home in Blytheville is in charge of the arrangements.
Clarence Wilburn Dawson, 69, of Paragould died Sunday, July 10, 2005, at his residence.
Born April 10, 1936, at Roseland, Arkanas, he was a retired rock mason and a member of
Newton Street Church of Christ.
Survivors include his son, Anthony Dawson of Oscoda, Mich.; three brothers, Hoyt Dawson of
Paragould, Cecil Dawson of Montgomery, Ill., and Edward Dawson of Williford; seven
sisters, Sue Carter, Neva Anderson, Marvine Tedder and Bonnie Tinsley, all of Paragould,
and Melba Land of Searcy; Charlene Johnson of Rowlett, and Josephine Wood of Houston; and
Funeral services will be 2:00 Tuesday afternoon, July 12, at Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel,
Paragould, with Ed Land and L.R. Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Linwood
Visitation will begin at 12:00 noon, Tuesday.
Jo Ann Cron
Jo Ann Cron, 67, of Jonesboro died Tuesday, July 12, 2005, at NEA Medical Center.
Born June 8, 1938 at Paragould, she was a retired school teacher and a member of Calvary
Chapel in Jonesboro.
She is survived by her husband, Sam Cron of Jonesboro; one son, Dr. Sam Cron II of
Jonesboro; one daughter, Karen Crowley of Little Rock; two brothers, Gerald Camp of North
Carolina and Dave Camp of Peoria, Ill.; and one sister, Carol Bartmess of Kansas City, Mo.
She was preceded in death by her parents, H.T. and Earline Camp.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Mitchell Funeral Home in
Paragould, with Worth Gibson officiating. Burial will follow in Wood's Chapel Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Mitchell Funeral Home at
Tommy Joe Gipson
Tommy Joe Gipson, 62, of Newark died Tuesday, July 12, 2005, at Newark.
Born at Cord, he was a member of Newark Church of Christ and the founder of Tommy's
Kingburger in Batesville, which he owned for nine years. He has later involved in the
construction of home and businesses, including the Scenic Motel in Batesville and
completion of the Newark Town and Country grocery store.
Survivors include his wife, Ella Jane Lindsey Gipson of the home; his mother, Maxine
Gipson of Newark; two sons, Terry Lynn Gipson and Trent Gipson, both of Newark; one
daughter, Laura Anderson of Newark; one brother, Gary Gipson of Newark; one sister,
Elizabeth Gardner of Newark; eight grandchildren, Clayton Anderson, Brandy Anderson,
Lauren Anderson, Cameron Anderson, Carlie Anderson, Courtney Cummings, Tyce Gipson and
Camdyn Gipson; and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his father, J.M. Gipson.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Newark Church of Christ with Danny
Blevins officiating. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery at Walcott.
Active pallbearers will be Bobby Morrison, Robert Griffin, Glenn Hightower, Ricky Head,
Jerry McClain and Scott Wood.
Honorary pallbearers will include Randall Garner, James Gipson, Mike Hodges, Michael
Talley, Gene Gardner, Larry Magness and Van Jackson.
Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at Jackson's Newark Funeral Home.
Emma Lee Rawls
Emma Lee Rawls, 83, of Beech Grove died Tuesday, July 12, 2005, at her daughter's
Born June 13, 1922 in Faulkner County, she was affiliated with the Commissary Church of
Christ of Paragould.
Survivors include one son, Don Rawls of Paragould; one daughter, Shirley White of
Delaplaine; two brothers, Carlee Rogers and Amos Rogers, both of Paragould; two
half-brothers, Frank Howard and Doyle Howard, both of Paragould; one half-sister, Bert
Forbs of Paragould; six grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren;
seven stepgreat-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, D.W. Rawls; her father, Louie Amos Rogers; her
mother, Dellar Mae Ward Howard; her stepfather, Dave Howard; four sons; two brothers; one
stepbrother; one sister; one stepsister; and one half-sister.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Commissary Church of Christ with L.R.
Smith and Phil Wilkerson officiating. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Darrell Rogers, Danny Rogers, Eddie Rogers, Kimmy Don Rogers,
Rick Forbs and Bobby Wiseman.
Honorary pallbearers will include her grandchildren and their spouses and her
Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at Heath Funeral Home of Paragould.
Leanne Whitson, 22, of Fayetteville formerly of Paragould died Tuesday, July 12, 2005, at
her residence. She was a student at the University of Arkansas and a member of St. Mary's
Leanne is survived by her parents, Jim and Carolyn Whitson of Paragould, sisters, Laura
and Jillian Whitson of Paragould, maternal grandmother, Noel Cooper of Paragould, paternal
grandparents, Sarah and Omer Whitson of Lexington, KY. Aunts and Uncles, Arleen Howard and
Wayne Howard both of Paragould, Jerry Whitson of Lexington, KY, Peggy Parrish and Bob
Bancroft of S. Westerville, OH, Paul and Shannon Cooper of Jonesboro, Cousins, Josh and
Nick Parrish of S. Westerville, OH, Allison Howard of Paragould, Kristen and Sam Cooper of
Jonesboro, Austin Whitson of Lexington, KY. She was preceded in death by her maternal
grandfather, L.D. "Sam" Cooper, uncle, Chuck Whitson and cousin Kara Parrish.
All friends and family are invited to the Rosary services on Friday at 6:00 P.M. at Heath
Funeral Home, visitation will follow the Rosary. Funeral mass will be Saturday at 10:00
A.M. at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Father John Marconi officiating. Burial will
follow in Linwood Cemetery.
The family has requested that memorials be made to: St. Jude's Children's Research
Hospital or LeBonheur Children's Medical Center in Memphis.
Johnnie Wayne Mathis
Johnnie Wayne Mathis, 54, of Paragould died from cancer at his residence on Friday, July
He was born September 12, 1950, in Corcoran, California, to Margaret and Johnnie G.
Johnnie was employed by Emerson Electric in the 1960s, Monroe Auto from 1970 to 1975,
Emerson Transportation from 1975 to 1991 and Wal-Mart Transportation from 1991 to 2005.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Margaret Gunn Mathis; his father, Johnnie G.
Mathis; two brothers, Sammy Mathis and Dillon Mathis; brother-in-law, Garlen Palmer;
father-in-law, James "Pete" McCrory; and stepfather-in-law, Arl "Bud"
Johnnie was survived by his wife, Linda Sue Mathis of the home; two daughters and
sons-in-law, Juli and Patrick Baine and Jeani and Bud Wallace of Paragould; three
grandchildren, Tyler Wayne Ogles, age 10, Isabel Wallace, age 5, and Johnna Rae Baine, age
3, all of Paragould; six sisters and brothers-in-law, Brenda Johns, Pat Haile, Micki and
Craig Gross of Corcoran, California, Carolyn Palmer, Peggy and Roy Acuff and Donna and
Bill Hyde of Paragould; mother-in-law, Barbara McCrory King of Paragould; two
sisters-in-law, Marie Mathis and Joan Pattee; one stepsister-in-law and four
Johnnie was a member of Finch Baptist Church and the family requests all memorials be made
to the church building fund.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight at Heath Funeral Home. Funeral services will be
held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 18, at Heath Colonial Chapel with Brother Terry Gage
officiating. Eulogists will be Mark King of Fort Worth, Texas, and Tommy Thorton of
Floral, Arkansas. Burial will follow at Linwood Cemetery in Paragould.
Pallbearers are Sam Williams, Mike Ogles, Roscoe Wood, Dale Klingensmith, Phillip Gay and
Mark Miller. Honorary pallbearers will be any and all Wal-Mart and Emerson truck drivers.
Harold Armstrong, 76, of Pocahontas died Sunday, July 17, 2005 at St. Bernard's Medical
Center of Jonesboro.
Born at Delaplaine, he was a tool and die worker for Colson Corp.
Survivors include four daughters, Traci Clayton, Bev Ducker and Tammy Ragsdell, all of
Pocahontas, and Judy Waymon of Acworth, Ga.; two sisters, Josephine French of O'Kean and
Pauline Lacert of California; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Franklin and Ora Ford Armstrong.
Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at the chapel of McNabb Funeral Home
of Pocahontas, with Don Strait officiating. Burial will be in Masonic Cemetery at
Pallbearers will be Kevin Sorg, Jeff Thielemier, Jeremy Ducker, Darren Thielemier, Brock
Waymon and Brad French.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Bettye Lou Pack
Funeral services for Bettye Lou Pack, 81, of Jonesboro, who died Sunday, July 17, 2005 at
her home, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Emerson Funeral Home's Memorial Chapel
with the Rev. Emil Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery near
She lived in Jonesboro for most of her life, and she was a homemaker and a member of
Magnolia Road Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Nathan Pack Sr. of the home; three sons, Nathan Pack Jr. of
Tampa Bay, Fla., Wade Pack of Brentwood, Tenn., and John Pack of Jonesboro; one daughter,
Linda Bramante of San Francisco; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie Aden Sr. and Johnie Johnson; four
sisters; and a brother.
Pallbearers will be Nathan Pack, Wade Pack, John Pack, Aubrey Pack, Jerry Pack and Dossie
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
For lasting memorials, the family requests that consideration be given to the Magnolia
Road Baptist Church building fund.
Billy Dale Morgan
Billy Dale Morgan, 52, of Paragould died Sunday, July 16, 2005 at his residence.
Born at Mounds, he was Pentecostal.
Survivors include one son, Shawn Morgan of Paragould; one daughter, Crystal Morgan of Ft.
Lauderdale, Fla.; three brothers, Vonlee Morgan of Oak Grove, Glen Morgan of Cardwell,
Mo., and Rick Morgan of Mounds; and two sisters, Carletta Thacker and Linda Sue Morgan,
both of Paragould.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lola Morgan; one daughter, Karena Morgan; and his
parents, Eli and Annabell Twitty Morgan.
No services are planned. The body will be cremated. Heath Funeral Home of Paragould is in
charge of arrangements
Jorge Lee Ramos
Jorge Lee Ramos, infant son of Clemente and Angie Jones Ramos of Jonesboro, died Tuesday,
July 19, 2005 at NEA Medical Center.
Survivors in addition to his parents include one sister, Hannah Jones of the home; his
grandparents, Terry and Jackie Jones of Paragould and Clemente Hernandez Murcia and
Cristina Hernandez Ramos, both of Mexico; and his great-grandparents, Lucy Cobb of
Paragould and Robert Cobb of Pine Bluff.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Pine Knot Cemetery near Paragould, with
Roy Skinner officiating. Burial will be under the direction of Emerson Funeral Home of
No visitation is scheduled
Wilma Mae Allen Waters
Graveside services for Wilma Mae Allen Waters will be held at Greene County Memorial
Garden on Monday, July 25, at 10:30 a.m. Officiated by Rev. Michael Sutton.
Wilma is survived by her husband: Sherman E. Waters; daughters, Kathy L. Seal, of Bossier
City, La.; son, David D., of Alpena, Ark.; two grandchildren: Wade, of Clarksville, Ar.
and Dru Waters, of Rogers, Ark.; two sisters: Glenda Faye Latting, of Mountain Home, Ark.
and Elwonda Wells, of Little Rock.
Preceded in death by her parents: Elmer L. Allen, Maggie L. Allen; two brothers: Jesse and
Joe Allen Hill
Joe Allen Hill, 50, of Paragould died Thursday, July 21, 2005 at his residence.
Born at Paragould, he was a farmer and of the Baptist belief.
Survivors include a son, Jeremy Allen Hill of Oak Grove Heights; his mother, Peggy Hill of
Paragould; and a sister, Sheila Ward of Jonesboro.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jerry L. Hill, and a brother.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today in Friendship Cemetery, with Royce Boling
officiating. Mitchell Funeral Home of Paragould is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m.-1:40 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Kevin Lance May
Kevin Lance May, 42, of Paragould died Saturday, July 23, 2005 at St. Bernard's Medical
Center of Jonesboro.
Born at Memphis, Tennessee, he was an airplane mechanic, a pilot and an Army veteran.
Survivors include a son, Lance Garrett May of Jonesboro; two brothers, Shane May of
Paragould and Brett May of Hernando, Miss.; and a sister, Paula Owens of Albany, N.Y.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Greene County Memorial Gardens Cemetery,
with the Rev. Zach Roberts officiating.
Heath Funeral Home of Paragould is in charge of arrangements.
No visitation is scheduled.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1204 Robinwood, Paragould 72450, or
St. Bernard's Hospice, Jonesboro 72401.
Dale Stafford, 77, of Marmaduke died Sunday, July 24, 2005 at Marmaduke, Arkansas.
Born at Rector, he worked as a crop adjuster and was a member of First Baptist Church of
Survivors include his wife, Viva Mae Stafford of Marmaduke; two sons, Jimmy D. Stafford of
Cape Girardeau, Mo. and Jesse W. Stafford of Jonesboro; a stepdaughter, Carolyn Vines of
Oklahoma City; two sisters, Faye Harris of Mountainburg and Wanda Hollander of Byers,
Colo.; five grandchildren, Shelby Stafford, Jess Stafford, Jarett Stafford, John Stafford
and Bethany Stafford; and a great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ollie and Charlene Stafford; and a brother.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mitchell Funeral Home of Rector, with Kim
Burial will be in Harvey's Chapel Cemetery at Marmaduke.
Pallbearers will be John Stafford, Jarett Stafford, Danny Stafford, Gene Trantham, Bual
Cox and John Kennedy.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Frances Elvira Hammond
Frances Elvira Hammond, 104, of Paragould, died Monday, July 25, 2005 at Paragould Nursing
and Rehabilitation Center in Paragould.
She was born June 21, 1901 in Greene County, Arkansas, the daughter of the late George O.
and Mary Dow Faulkner Light. She was a homemaker and was a member of First Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband G.W. "Bill" Hammond.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Billy and Virginia Hammond of Paragould
and James and Dolores Hammond of West Palm Beach, Florida; three sisters, Ophelia
"Jane" Wadley, Amelia Weatherly, and Anna Lee Mickey, all of Paragould; four
grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Heath Colonial Chapel with funeral immediately
following at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Scott Neathery and Rev. Joe Marsden officiating.
Burial will follow at Linwood Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Jim Braden, Clyde Cook, E.V. Ellison, Max Gregory, John Smith, and Paul
The family requests memorials be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund.
Lanell Price Puckett
A memorial service for Lanell Price Puckett, 88, of Paragould, who died Tuesday, July 26,
2005 at St. Bernard's Medical Center, is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 29th, 2005
at Heath Funeral Home.
The Rev. Eudell Stroud and Ulysses S. Cribbs will officiate. Burial will be in Greene
County Memorial Gardens.
Born January 4, 1917 at Calamine, Arkansas, she was a homemaker and a substitute school
teacher. She was a member of Woodland Hill Church of the Nazarene, where she taught Sunday
school and held several offices.
Survivors include her husband, Deal Puckett of the home; two daughters, Carolyn Puckett of
Paragould and Charlotte Slinker of Fort Gibson, Okla.; a sister, Georgia Hunt of Old
Hickory, Tenn.; two brothers, the Revs. Jack Price of Pineville, N.C., and John Price of
Muldrow, Okla.; two grandsons, Keith Slinker of Madison, Wis., and Jason Slinker of
She was preceded in death by one infant daughter, Joann Puckett; her parents, Edgar and
Bertha Price; three brothers; and two infant siblings.
Pallbearers will be Ralph Sparkman, Larry Price, Keith Holifield, Jade Price, Chris Conger
and Jackie Price.
Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Compassionate Ministries, Woodland Hills Church of the Nazarene.
Robert Earl Evans
Robert Earl Evans was the son of Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Evans of Rector, Arkansas. He was born
on May 9, 1921 and died on July 11, 2005.
He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers: Parish, John, Aaron, and
Darrell; by two sisters, Laura B. Chaffin and Velma Taylor.
He is survived by two sons: Bill and Richard Evans of Fresno, California; by two brothers:
J.W. Evans of Paragould, Arkansas and Charles Owen Evans of Campbell, Missouri, as well as
a host of other relatives and friends.
A short memorial service will be held July 30, 2005 from 9:30 to 10:00 a.m. at the Church
of Christ on 7th and Mueller Street. Officiating minister will be Larry McFadden.
Graveside services for the family will be held in the New Liberty Cemetery 3 miles west of
Union Central Church of Christ off Highway 49 North of Paragould.
Carletta Settlemoir, 63, of Paragould, died Wednesday, July 27, 2005 at Arkansas Methodist
Born February 11, 1942, in Paragould, she was a retired Registered Nurse and an instructor
at Cotton Boll Vo-Tech.
She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church and attended Wood's Chapel Methodist Church.
Survivors include one son, Eric Settlemoir of the home; her mother, Leona Settlemoir of
Paragould; and three brothers, Mark Settlemoir of Rome, Georgia, Mike Settlemoir of
Paragould, and Gary Settlemoir of Brookland, Arkansas.
She was preceded in death by her father, Carl Settlemoir and one brother, Donnie
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday at the Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel,
Paragould, with John Soward and Dan Walker officiating. Burial will follow at Wood's
Visitation will be from 6:00-9:00 p.m., Friday, at Mitchell Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Marty Blankenship, Keith Metheny, Roger Slayton, Terry Agee, Keith
Hill and Lanze Lloyd. Robert Looney will serve as honorary pallbearer.
Verna Walls Carmon
Verna Walls Carmon, 97, of Paragould died Thursday, July 28, 2005 at Paragould Nursing and
Born at Franklin, Tenn., she was a homemaker and a member of First Church of the Nazarene
Survivors include her husband, James Carmon of Paragould; three sons, J.W. Carmon of
Paragould, Jack Dempsey Carmon of Hardy and Harold Dean Carmon of Gosnell; a daughter,
Patsy Ann Carmon Myers of O'Fallon, Mo.; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and 13
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Carmon; her parents; and two grandsons.
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Heath Funeral Home's Colonial Chapel in
Paragould, with the Rev. Troy Mackey officiating. Burial will be in Greene County Memorial
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to First Church of the Nazarene at Paragould.
Pearl Alma Watkins
Funeral services for Pearl Alma Price Watkins, 87, of Jonesboro, who died Thursday, July
28, 2005 at Rose Skill Care Nursing Center in Jonesboro, will be 10 a.m. Monday in the
chapel of Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home.
David Strait will officiate, and burial will follow in Greene County Memorial Gardens
Cemetery at Paragould.
Jerry Smith will be pallbearer.
Born in Success, Mo., she had lived most of her life in Paragould and Jonesboro areas. She
worked for Ely Walker in Paragould for 40 years and attended East Side Baptist Church in
Survivors include two stepsons, Charles Lamar Watkins and Larry Orr of Jonesboro; three
stepdaughters, Melba Jean Griffin of Clinton, Peggy Orr of Jonesboro and Yvonne Clay of
Ripley, Tenn.; and one brother, Curtis Price of Lebanon, Ind.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Edward Watkins, and her parents.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Michael Shane Miller
Michael Shane Miller, 35, of Conway died Saturday, July 30, 2005 at his parents' home at
Born January 4, 1970, in Paragould, Michael was a superintendent of I. H. Corp. in Conway
and of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Ginger and Tim Birmingham of Paragould; one
brother, Kyle Birmingham of Paragould; and one sister, Erica Nelson of Jonesboro.
He was preceded in death by his father, Charlie Joe Miller; and his grandparents, Ruby and
Willard Miller and Geneva and Joe Adams.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Mitchell Funeral Home chapel at
Paragould with Bill Adams officiating. Burial will be in Coffman Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mary Frances Olson
Mary Francis Olson, 58, of Trumann, Arkansas died Friday, July 29, 2005 in the NEA Medical
Born at Beech Grove, Arkansas, she had lived at Trumann since 1989. She was a homemaker
and of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include her husband, David Dwight Olson of the home; two sons, Billy Don Cook of
Black Oak and Timmy Warner of Indiana; three sisters, Bonnie Williams of Mountain View and
Alma Chapman and Betty Barnes, both of Elkhart, Ind.; one brother, Elbert Cook of
Harrisburg; and two grandsons.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John Thomas and Louise Lee Church Cook; and two
Funeral services will be private under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home of Trumann.
Julius Ralph Simpson Sr.
Julius Ralph Simpson Sr., 84, of Fontaine, Arkansas died Friday, July 29, 2005 at St.
Bernard's Medical Center.
He was born at Fontaine and lived there a lifetime. He was a retired farmer, a member of
the Shady Grove United Methodist Church at Fontaine, served in the U.S. Army during World
War II and belonged to American Legion and Disabled American Veterans.
Survivors include his wife, Edith Laverne O'Connor Simpson; seven sons, Julius Ralph
Simpson Jr., Michael Simpson, Benny Keith Simpson and Timothy Roger Simpson, all of
Fontaine, Bobby Charles Simpson of Black Rock, Steven Earl Simpson of Bono, and Dennis
Mark Simpson of Jonesboro; two daughters, Phyllis Ann Cox of Paragould and Tammy Marlene
Earnhart of Jonesboro; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Mattie Simpson, and two
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the chapel of Gregg Funeral Home of
Jonesboro, with the Rev. John Snyder officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Active pallbearers will be Darrell Simpson, Shane Simpson, Steven Simpson, Victoria
Simpson, Dexter Simpson and Tina Simpson Waldrop.
Honorary pallbearers will include Bobby Davis, Dale Davis, Thomas Scott, Sidney Simpson,
Barry Fielder, Tervor Simpson and Heath Cox.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Sylvia Lea Smothers
Sylvia Lea Smothers, 66, of Paragould died Saturday, July 30, 2005 at Arkansas Methodist
Medical Center in Paragould.
Born at Bonita, La., she was a homemaker and a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Walter Smothers of Oak Grove; one son, Kenny Smothers of
Tioga, La.; one daughter, Patsy Ann McClanahan of Oak Grove; one brother, James Wooden of
Bonita, La.; and two grandsons, Ryan Guilford and Steven Guilford, both of Oak Grove.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Bob and Sylvia Wooden; a brother; and a sister.
Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Monday in Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Paragould,
with Billy Dowdy officiating.
Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. today at Heath Funeral Home of Paragould.