Howard Elvis Chaplain
Howard Elvis Chaplain, 44, of Paragould, formerly of Weiner, died Sunday, July 1, 2007, at
St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro.
He was a former truck driver and member of Weiner United Methodist Church.
He was born in Newport to the late Ralph and Pauline Chaplain.
Survivors include five brothers, Jim Chaplain and Tom Chaplain, both of Jonesboro, David
Chaplain of Fisher, Allen Soden of Waldenburg and John Soden of San Antonio; five sisters,
Anita Troxler of Cash, Barbara Russell of Harrisburg, Betty Lacko of Flora Vista, N.M.,
Sybil Crutchfield of Kissimmee, Fla., and Agnes Stallings of Port Arthur, Texas.
He is also preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Soden and Arthur Chaplain.
A graveside service will be held today at 10 a.m. in Oak Grove Cemetery at Weiner with the
Rev. Tommy Toombs officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of Gregg Funeral
Home of Jonesboro.
Honored to serve as honorary pallbearers are James Crase and David Bailey.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests lasting memorials be given to Mission Outreach in
Paragould or Outreach Center in Weiner.
Personal condolences may be sent to the Chaplain family at: www.greggfunerals.com
Elsie Pearl Harrell
Elsie Pearl Harrell, 90, of Paragould died Sunday, July 1, 2007, at her residence.
She was a presser at Paragould Laundry and of Pentecostal belief.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Joel Harrell and Robert W. Ward; parents,
Elbert and Manerve Earline Seals Warren; stepmother, Mary Warren; nine brothers and
sisters; three children, L.W. Ward, Melba Jene Ward and Robert Troye Ward; one son-in-law,
Douglas Arterbery; and one grandson, Ricky Lynn Ward.
Survivors include daughters and son-in-law, Nelda and Thomas Williams and Cleva Arterbery
of Paragould; daughter-in-law, Josephine Ward of Hot Springs; sister, Lillian Ward of
Paragould; grandchildren, Kathy Wilcox, Christeenia Martin and Roberta Wilkey, all of
Paragould, Robert Troye Ward Jr. and Roger Ward of Hot Springs, Sharon Hughes of Royal,
Bobby Williams of Brookland and Karen Hardaway of Pacific, Mo.; 18 great-grandchildren;
and 17 great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6-9 tonight in Heath Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Heath Colonial Chapel with Todd Hardaway
and Trumann Wycoff officiating. Burial will follow in Linwood Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Williams, Joe Bills, James Riley, Josh Hardaway, Billy Wilcox,
Eugene Hughes, Rick Ward Jr. and Roger Ward. Honorary pallbearer is Robert Troye Ward Jr.
Leland Wilbur Levins
Leland Wilbur Levins, 80, of Monument, Colorado, formerly of Paragould, died Monday, July
2, 2007, at Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Born December 13, 1926, in Paragould, he was a US Navy veteran of World War II, and
retired as a firefighter in St. Louis. Mr. Levins was a member of the Tri Lakes United
He is survived by his wife, Donna Levins of the home; three sons, Tim Levins of Monument,
Colorado, Charles Byrd of St. Louis, and David Byrd of St. Charles, Missouri; two
daughters, Leah C. Levins of Monument, Colorado, and Barbara Sewdin of Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania. He is also survived by one sister, Betty Wipperman of St. Louis; eleven
grandchildren; and thirteen great grandchildren.
Mr. Levins was preceded in death by one son, Danny Mack Byrd; and by his parents, Homer
and Elizabeth Levins. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Saturday, at Mitchell
Funeral Home, Paragould.
Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 8th, at the Mitchell Funeral Home
Chapel, with Rev. Dr. Lloyd Sewdin officiating. Burial will follow in the Lulu Cemetery.
Memorials to Tri Lakes United Methodist Church, 20256 Hunting Downs Way, Monument, CO
80132, would be appreciated.
Online guestbook: www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com
Bobby Joe Imler
Bobby Joe Imler, 51, of Paragould, formerly of Leachville, died Monday, July 2, 2007, at
Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould.
Born at Monette, he was the son of the late Ruby Eubanks Imler and had lived most of his
life in Leachville. He attended Leachville High School, was a self-employed home builder,
member of Greater Vision Church and of the Pentecostal faith. He had been a Paragould
resident for the past 20 years.
He is survived by his father, W.C. "Dub" Imler of Trumann; brother, Carl Imler
of Paragould; and three sisters, Kay England of Batesville, Sue Brandon of Gassville and
Martha Rylant of Paragould. He also leaves a lifelong friend, Max Burrow of Paragould.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Leachville
with the Rev. Rick Etheridge and the Rev. Gaylon England officiating.
The family will receive visitors from 11 a.m. until service time Thursday at the funeral
Pallbearers will be Curtis Hitt, Ron Hitt, Brandon Imler, Drew Rylant, Tony Rhymes and
Max Burrow will serve as an honorary pallbearer.
Online guest register at: www.howardfuneralservice.com
Bernice Brewer, 96, of Jonesboro died Monday, July 2, 2007, at the NEA Medical Center in
Bernice was born on July 2, 1911, in Paragould. She was a member of the Olive Chapter of
Order of Eastern Star No.147 for 50 years.
Bernice was a member of the First Baptist Church in Jonesboro.
She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Brewer Perdzock of Jonesboro; a grandson, Mike
Perdzock of Cordova, Tenn.; and great-grandchildren, Hayley Perdzock and Holt Perdzock,
both of Cordova, Tenn.
She was predeceased by her husband, Ulos Brewer in 1970, and a daughter, Betty Brewer, in
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Langford-Bookout Funeral Home chapel with
the Rev. Bruce Tippitt and the Rev. John Holmes of Springfield, Mo., officiating. Burial
will be in Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Tommy Thorne, Tommy White, David Cameron, Leonard McDaniel, Wayne
Brewer, Robert Adkins and David Thorne.
They will be receiving friends from 10 a.m. until service time Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, 701 South Main, Jonesboro 72401.
Friends may sign her guest book at: www.langfordbookoutfuneralhome.com
Everett Ray Hutsell
Everett Ray Hutsell, 69, died Tuesday, July 3, 2007, at his residence in Light,AR.
Formly of Pocahontas, he was a retired welder. He attended Pruett's Chapel Baptist Church.
Among the survivors are his wife, Earlie Jean Warner Hustell of the home; daughter,
Shirley Hutsell Myers of Paragould; and grandchildren, Cody and Tyler Hutsell.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Oliver and Grace Hutsell, five brothers, and two
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at House-Gregg Funeral Home in Walnut Ridge
with burial at Mt. Zion Cemetery near Walcott. Dale Walker will officiate.
Visitation will be from 6-8 tonight at the funeral home.
Willie Clay Sandlin
Willie Clay Sandlin, 46, of Paragould, died Tuesday, July 3, 2007, at LDS Hospital, Salt
Lake City, Utah. Born April 10, 1961, in Campbell, Missouri, Mr. Sandlin was a Church of
Christ minister and counselor for thirty years.
He was preceded in death by his father, Lorenzo Sandlin, Sr.
Survivors include his wife, Jill Sandlin of the home; his mother, Faye Sandlin of Poplar
Bluff; two sons, Joshua Sandlin of Jonesboro, Jacob Sandlin of Memphis; and one daughter,
April Sandlin of the home. He is also survived by three brothers, Lorenzo Sandlin, Jr. and
Keith Sandlin both of Poplar Bluff, and Kevin Sandlin of Doniphan; and by a host of dear
friends and relatives.
Visitation will be Saturday from 12:00 noon until 3:30 p.m., at 7th and Mueller Church of
Funeral services will be conducted at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, July 7th, at 7th & Mueller
Church of Christ, with Jimmy Sites and Larry McFadden officiating. Burial will follow at
Pine Knot Cemetery.
Lorenzo Sandlin, Jr., Kevin Sandlin, Keith Sandlin, Craig Doran, Kevin Beard, and Brad
Howard will serve as pallbearers
Online guestbook: www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com
Charlie Daniel Carter
Charlie Daniel Carter, 94, of Paragould, died Tuesday, July 3, 2007, at Arkansas Methodist
Medical Center. Mr. Carter was born November 13, 1912, in Craighead County. He was an Army
veteran of World War II, a retired farmer, and a member of 10th Street Missionary Baptist
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda F. and Rick Turner, and Martha Lee
and Kendall Treece, all of Paragould; one brother, Clarence Carter of Garden City,
Michigan; and one sister, Dena Mae Nixon of Paragould. He is also survived by two
grandchildren, Kendra Lee Howard and Ashley Danielle Treece of Paragould; three step
grandchildren, Toby Thacker of Paragould, Franklin Turner of Prairieville, Louisiana, and
Christi Sims of Paragould; four step great grandchildren; and by one unborn great
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Mattie Carter; his wife, Erma Lee
Carter; brothers, Robert, Grover, and Amos Carter, two sets of twins; and a sister, Cloyce
Visitation will be Thursday, from 6:00-9:00 p.m., at Mitchell Funeral Home, Paragould.
Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 6th, at Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel,
with Jerry Jolly officiating. Burial will follow in New Friendship Cemetery.
Online guestbook: www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com
Belinda Hodge, 36, of Paragould, died at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Walnut Ridge on
Wednesday, July 4, 2007.
Belinda was born January 19, 1971, at Jonesboro to Oscar and Elizabeth Brooks Carmichael.
She was a homemaker who raised four children and managed the family business.
Belinda was a Girl Scout troop leader in Paragould and volunteered in the schools of her
children. She worked for a while at St. Bernards Medical Center as a CNA. She was a member
of Trinity Church in Jonesboro.
She leaves to honor her memories her husband, Steve Hodge; two sons, William Hall and
Robbie Hodge; two daughters, Sarah Hodge and Carrie Hodge, all of the home; a mother, Liz
Carmichael of Jonesboro; a sister and brother-in-law, Denia and Bobby Carmichael of
Ravenden; two nieces, Mallory Lyons and Khristi Henry, both of Ravenden; a great-niece,
Raegan Lyons of Ravenden; a favorite uncle, Bob Davis of Elizabethton, Tenn.; several
other aunts and uncles; and her father-in law and mother-in-law, Don and Fran Hodge of
She was preceded in death by her father, Oscar Carmichael, in 2004; and a grandmother,
Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the chapel of Langford-Bookout Funeral Home,
1900 West Washington Ave., Jonesboro, with Steve Farmer and Jerry Hayes officiating.
Burial will be in Monette Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Roger Adams, Homer Adams, Wynnbourn Reed, Don Caruther, Lloyd
Carmichael and Kenny Malden.
The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. today in the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Children's Ministry of Trinity Church in Jonesboro or New
Life Temple in Paragould.
Friends may sign Belinda's guest book at: www.langfordbookoutfuneralhome.com
Audie Jobe Wheaton
Audie Wheaton, 85, of Jonesboro died Friday, July 6, 2007, at Ridgecrest Health and Rehab.
Born January 24, 1922, in Paragould, she was a homemaker and of the Baptist belief.
She is survived by a son, Gary Forrester, and his wife Marie of Channahon, Ill.; three
granddaughters and their husbands, Sandra and Scott Frieders, Patricia and Don Monshau and
Lynda and Jerry Flatness; five great-grandchildren, Samantha Winterbotton, Kristen
Winterbotton, J.D. Monshau, Clayton Flatness and Connor Flatness; and a lifetime friend,
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Wheaton, and a daughter, Louella
Mrs. Wheaton was the daughter of Sam Jobe (1880-1944) and Hattie McFarland Jobe
(1886-1955). She was the last survivor to this Jobe family, having had 5 brothers and 2
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Roller-Farmers Union Chapel with John Worsham
officiating. Burial will follow in Herman Cemetery.
Pallbearers will include George Best, Rick Tubbs, Terry Talley, Kenny Williams, Jack
Haines and Randy Martin. Honorary bearers will include Scott Frieders, Don Monshau and
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com
W.C. 'Bill' O'Connor
W.C. Bill OConnor, 89, of Marmaduke died Friday, July 6, 2007, at St.
Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro.
A retired safety engineer with Southern California Edison Company, he was born Aug. 8,
1917, in Oklahoma City, Okla., to the late Frank and Frances (Stripling) OConnor. He
was married Aug. 15, 1945, in Modesto, Calif., to Joy Ruth (Triplett) OConnor, who
He was a member of the Marmaduke First United Methodist Church, a Mason for more than 50
years and was an Army veteran of World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Joy Ruth OConnor, of the home; three sons, Michael
Patrick OConnor of Laguna Hills, Calif., Timothy Shawn OConnor of Yucaipa,
Calif., and John Kevin OConnor of Diamond Bar, Calif.; one daughter, Maura Sue
OConnor-Hugh of Paso Robles, Calif.; one sister, Joyce Mae Hines of Oklahoma City;
six grandchildren, Shannon, Kelly, Mary, Ashley, Erin and Allison; one step-grandson,
Alex, and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, July 9, at the First United Methodist Church in
Marmaduke with Lynn McClure and Wayne Johnson officiating. Burial was in Warrens
Chapel Cemetery near Walcott with Irby Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Active pallbearers were James Stallings, Brent Stallings, Jerry Don McIntosh, Harry
Gibson, David Hensley and Tommy Hill. Honorary pallbearers were Lawrence Hamilton, T.L.
Jenkins, Daniel Hensley and Monty Stallings.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church Building Fund or to the
OConnor Scholarship Fund at Regions Bank.
Paul Wenning, 83, of Paragould died Friday, July 6, 2007, at his home.
He was born July 31, 1923, in Paragould in a log home, the son of the late Stanes and Rosa
He was also preceded in death by his brother, Henry M. Wenning.
Paul was a farmer and a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife, Louise McMillon Wenning; three daughters and a son-in-law,
Linda Wenning, Suzann Wenning, and Rosemary and Wyman Atwood; brother, James Wenning, all
of Paragould; three grandchildren, Heather Atwood, Hunter Atwood and Tabitha Hyten and her
husband, Darrell; and three great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6:30-8 tonight with a rosary service from 6-6:30 p.m.
in Heath Colonial Chapel.
His life will be celebrated in St. Mary's Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Monday with Matt
Garrison and Rex Bouldin officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery at
Memorials may be sent to St. Mary's Catholic School.
Brandy Leann Faith Grimes Hill, 25, of Paragould died Sunday, July 8, 2007 at her home.
She is survived by her husband, Davey, and daughter, Hannah, both of the home; parents,
Michael and Kathy Grimes; maternal grandparents; and a host of cousins and friends.
Visitation will be this evening from 6-9 at Heath Funeral Home. Services will be at Heath
Colonial Chapel at 2 p.m. Wednesday with interment in Pine Log Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the Brandi Grimes Hill Funeral Fund, c/o Heath Funeral Home, P.O.
Drawer 357, Paragould 72451.
Bobby Lynn Locke
Bobby Lynn Locke was called to go home to our Lord on July 9, 2007, after valiantly
fighting illness for many years. Bobby was born in Marmaduke, Ark. on September 27, 1943.
He graduated from Marmaduke High School in 1960. He then attended Arkansas State
University in Jonesboro, Ark.with a degree in Radio and Television Journalism. While in
school, he hosted the campus radio station and was a member of the Army ROTC Precision
Bobby served his country as a member of the U.S. Navy and flew off aircraft carriers,
amongst several other duties, during the Vietnam War. He loved his country, and the Star
Spangled Banner always brought tears to his eyes.
After his time served in the U.S. Military, Bobby moved to Winter Park, Fla., where he
worked in sales for Yuban Coffee company before moving on to work for State Farm Insurance
as a claims adjustor. He later moved to Memphis, Tenn. where he owned ten laundromats. He
met and married Linda Mack in 1972 and they had their first child, Cristen Lynne Locke in
1977. They moved to Seattle, Wash. in 1978, where Bobby became a State Farm Insurance
Agent. Their second daughter, Lauren Elizabeth Locke, was born in 1980. He remained in
Seattle until he retired due to poor health in 1998. Shortly thereafter, he moved to
Chelan, Wash. before moving to his home on acreage in Hayden, Idaho.
Bobby had a huge heart and throughout his life donated his time to many community service
organizations as well as the Special Olympics. He was an Eagle Scout and later became an
area scout leader. He would visit local hospitals dressed in the State Farm Good
Neigh-Bear costume and delivered teddy bears and bear hugs, all the while shedding tears
behind his costume. He loved the Lord, his family, cooking, fishing and hunting, old
cowboy movies, the Seattle Mariners, NASCAR Racing, 4 wheeling, camping, snowmobiling and
traveling. He loved the period in his life when he acted and made appearances in plays, TV
shows and commercials. He also was an honorary member of Ken Schraders NASCAR racing
Bobby wore many hats, a jack of all trades so to speak. He was all man, but at the same
time a huge teddy bear with lots of love to give.
Bobby is survived by his mother, Wanda Locke of Coeur dAlene, Idaho, his daughters,
Cristen Avolonitis and Lauren Locke, son-in-law, Tony Avlonitis, grandsons, Payton Locke
and Kostas Avlonitis, all of Bothell, Washington, his fiance, Paulette Farmer of Coeur
dAlene, Idaho, as well as his dog Freddie. Bobby always ahad a smile on his face and
a positive attitude. He never missed an opportunity to brighten some ones day. He Always
had something kind to say. His ready wit and loving nature will be greatly missed, but
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday at Harveys Chapel Cemetery
with Heath Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. The family requests that memorials be
sent to the American Diabetes Association.
Walter Marion Pillow
Walter Marion Pillow, 84, of Paragould, died Tuesday, July 10, 2007, at the Paragould
Born January 30, 1923, in Paragould, Mr. Pillow was a retired farmer, and of the Baptist
He was preceded in death by his wife, Earline McFarland Pillow; his parents, Mack and
Felsie Pillow; seven brothers; and two sisters.
Survivors include one son, Wesley Pillow; two daughters, Rosie Pillow and Priscilla
Walker, all of Paragould; one brother, Davis Pillow of Paragould; three sisters, Sunshine
Shearer of Paragould, Hilda Faulk of Hope, and Dora Humphries of St. Louis. He is also
survived by seven grandchildren; nineteen great grandchildren; and by many other relatives
Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Friday, July 13th, at Mitchell Funeral
Chapel, Paragould, with Cecil Mack Davis officiating.
Burial will follow at Greene County Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday
from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the Mitchell Funeral Home.
Online guestbook: www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com
Ruth Curtis Brown, 85, of Corning, died Wednesday, July 11, 2007, at Arkansas Methodist
Medical Center in Paragould.
Survivors include her sons, Dennis Rice of Corning and Travis Rice of Port St. Lucie,
Fla.; daughter, Shirley Alexander of Plainfield, Ill.; brother, M.A. Curtis of Knobel;
sisters, Bonnie Stoll of Glasgow, Ky., and Inez Clampit of Ann Arbor, Mich.; nine
grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Sunday in Ermert Funeral Home at Corning with the funeral
service on Monday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Bond Cemetery at Knobel.
Herman Williams, 83, of Beech Grove died Wednesday, July 11, 2007.
He was born Aug. 15, 1923, in Beech Grove.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Ezra and Jesse Williams; one sister, Mayo Barr;
and one grandson, Brad Latham.
Survivors include his wife, Elgareda of the home; his daughter and son-in-law, Judy and
Mac Latham of Beech Grove; one grandson, Bryan Latham of Fairfax, Va.; two
great-grandchildren, Dylan and Anna Marie Latham of Beech Grove; and many nieces, nephews
A procession will leave the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Saturday for graveside services in
Morrow Cemetery at 10 a.m. with L.R. Smith officiating. The family will receive friends
from 6-9 tonight in Heath Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Steve Maxwell, Jeff Morrow, John Morrow, Eddie Morrow, Michael Morrow
and Joe Morrow.
Marion Sue Thompson
Marion Sue Thompson, 81, of Jonesboro died Friday, July 13, 2007, at St. Bernards Medical
Born June 28, 1926, at Paragould, Mrs. Thompson lived at Paragould, Harrisburg and Clinton
before moving to Jonesboro in 1984. She was a member of First United Methodist Church at
Jonesboro and was a renowned artist specializing in watercolors and oils.
Sue was a member of Mid-Southern Water Colorists, Northeast Arkansas Visual Art League,
American Society of Marine Artists, Coast Guard Artists and the Memphis-Germantown Art
League. She also exhibited paintings locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.
Her works presented visually included "History of the Steamboat era -- 1811 to
today," most notable being the "Sultana Disaster" following the Civil War.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Merle Thompson; and a stepson, Merle Thompson
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Bridget Bradford of Searcy;
stepdaughter, Reba Allbright of Vacaville, Calif.; and two sisters, Carol Moye and Ann
Neuman, both of Jonesboro.
Graveside funeral services will be held Monday morning at 10 in Finch Cemetery southwest
of Paragould with Pastor Wes Keith of First Christian Church in Searcy officiating.
Active pallbearers include Scott Moye, Bobby Owens, Kevin Moye, Gary Prescott, Roger
Foust, Keith Thompson and Phillip Thompson.
Honorary pallbearers include members of the Believers Sunday School class of First United
Methodist Church of Jonesboro.
Visitation will be held tonight from 5-7 in Emerson Funeral Home at Jonesboro.
For lasting memorials, the family asks that consideration be given to the American Cancer
Society or to First United Methodist Church in Jonesboro.
Online registry at: www.emersonfuneralhome.com
Williams Donald Smith
Williams Donald Smith departed this life on July 13, 2007 at the age of 67 years old.
Donald was born and raised in Greene County. However, he has resided in Portland Oregon
for the past 30 years.
Donald was preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Gladys Smith and one brother,
He is survived by three brothers, Carlos, Gary and James Smith and one sister, Viola Bobo.
Graveside services will be held at Mt. Zion Cemetery on July 28, 2007 at 4 p.m. All
relatives and friends are invited to attend.
Ida Mae Lively
Ida Mae Lively, 83, of Paragould, died Saturday, July 14, 2006 at the Ridgecrest Nursing
Center in Jonesboro. She was a nurses aide, a Navy veteran and of the Baptist faith.
Ida was preceded in death by her parents, Ira and Myrtle Ray Lively and a brother, Walter
Survivors include her sisters, Edith Evans and Allean Thompson both of Paragould.
Visitation will be Monday from 1 p.m. 2 p.m. at Heath Funeral Home. Graveside
services will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Finch Cemetery with Rev. Craig Miller officiating.
Nephews and great-nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the givers choice.
Geraldine Lewis, 84, of Paragould died Sunday, July 15, 2007 at Arkansas Methodist
Hospital in Paragould. She was born on September 18, 1922, to Marvin and Pearl Haynes, in
Randolph County. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Noah
Pete Lewis, in 2001; two sisters, Jewel Craig and Edwina Hollis, and by one
brother, Marvin Hancel Haynes.
She is survived by four sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Minnie Fortenberry, of
Mantee, Mississippi; Bill and Joy Fortenberry of Paragould; Robert and Becky Fortenberry
of Columbus, Mississippi; and Carey and Donna Fortenberry of Little Rock; two daughters
and sons-in-law, Joyce and Jerry Dowler and Faye and Doyne Shaw, both of Paragould. She is
also survived by nine grandsons, Kevin, Roger, Keith and Layne Fortenberry, Steve, Scott,
and Tracy Dowler, Todd and Cory Shaw; five granddaughters, April, Angie, Robin
Fortenberry, Tammy White and Kelley Wall and by 17 great grandchildren and one great-great
Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, July 18, 2007 at Mitchell Funeral Home in
Paragould with Kim Bridges officiating and Emerson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements
with burial to follow at Greene County Memorial Gardens. Grandsons will serve as
pallbearers. Visitation will be from 6 8 Tuesday night at Mitchell Funeral Home.
For those wishing to leave lasting memorials, the family request you please consider the
AGAPE House, PO Box 1056, Paragould, Arkansas, 72451, or a charity of your choice.
Nadean Roxie Hickson
Nadean Roxie Hickson, 86, of Paragould, died Sunday, July 15, 2007, at Arkansas Methodist
Medical Center. Born October 7, 1920, she was a retired employee of Arkansas Methodist
Hospital, and a member of River of Life United Pentecostal Church.
Survivors include four daughters, Micki Fraine of Knobel, Sceles Hall of Paragould,
Shirley Crafton of Grove, Oklahoma, and Joyce Greer of Piggott; fifteen grandchildren;
nineteen great grandchildren; and several great great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie Hickson; her parents, John and Brady
Eaton; one son, Danny Hickson; three brothers, Cecil, Otis and Thurman Eaton; five
sisters, Macy Mansker, Sarah Underwood, Thelma Williams, Velma Dees, and Imogene Green;
and by one grandson, Rodney Cody.
Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m.-1:45 p.m., Tuesday, at Mitchell Funeral Home,
Graveside services will be conducted 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 17th, at Linwood Cemetery,
with Floyd Ryles officiating.
Tommy Joe Rogers, Jr., Gary Rogers, Keith Duelos, Zachary Rogers, Tony Hall and Olen Ervin
will serve as pallbearers.
Online guestbook: www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com
Alice Gailon Culpepper
Alice Gailon Culpepper, 79, of Jonesboro died Sunday, July 15, 2007, at St. Bernards
Medical Center in Jonesboro.
She was born March 5, 1928, the daughter of the late Jim and Ollie May Norman Farris. She
was also preceded in death by her daughter, Linda Sims; three sisters; and seven brothers.
She was a homemaker and member of Alexander Baptist Church.
She is survived by her daughter, Dorothy Flynn of Jonesboro; son, Jimmy Pace of Marmaduke;
sister, Louise Cook of Mountain View; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends today from 12:30 until service time at 2 p.m. in Heath
Colonial Chapel with the Rev. Phillip Bynum officiating. Burial will follow in Greene
County Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Pace, Marshall Pace, Lanny Sims, Jerry Wilson, Jeremy Horton,
Doug Bryan, John Carter, Jamie Poff, Rodney Hampton and Jon Bon Tempo.
Honorary pallbearers will include Taylor Wilson, Drew Bishop, Lance Bishop, Sawyer Bryan,
Tucker Bryan, Paxton Poff, Warren Poff, Butch Sims, Lloyd Somers, Ernest Ward and Chance
James Stacey Milburn
James Stacey Milburn, 37, of Paragould, died Monday, July 16, 2007 in Tunica, MS.
He was born July 3, 1970, in Paragould.
He was preceded in death by his father, Marvin Milburn.
He is survived by his daughter and son, Krista Leighanne Milburn Milsap and James Codee
Alan Milburn Milsap, both of Hoxie; his mother, Wilma Brown Milburn, and sister, Tammy
Straub, both of Paragould; a brother, Ritt Milburn of Horn Lake, Miss.; three nieces; and
The family will receive friends Friday from noon until service time at the New Covenant
Worship Center where his life will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Burial will follow at Linwood
Memorials may be sent to the James Stacey Milburn Funeral Fund, care of Heath Funeral
Home, P.O. Drawer 357, Paragould, AR 72451.
Wallace W. Williams
Wallace Wayne Williams, 53, of Brookland, died Monday, July 16, 2007, at St. Bernards
Medical Center in Jonesboro.
He was born June 16, 1954, in Paragould, the son of Bob Williams and Doris
He was employed by Quebecor World Press and was a member of First Assembly of God in
He loved racing, specifically when Mark Martin raced, and fishing.
He is survived by his wife Deborah Lynn "Peppers" Williams; son, Wesley
Williams, both of the home; daughtr, Sarena McCord of Paragould; stepson, Larry Keller Jr.
of Brookland; stepdaughter, Tonya Vignoe of Bono; his parents, Bob and Doris Williams of
Paragould; sisters, Kay Roemmich of Memphis, Marsha Chunn of Paragould; brothers, Dr.
Dwight Williams of Paragould, Marvin Williams of Jonesboro, Calvin Williams of Bremerton,
Wash.; seven grandchildren, Hayden McCord, Jadelynn Vignoe, Frankie Vignoe, Colton Vignoe,
Samuel Keller, Tori Vickers and Brandon Vickers.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 tonight at Heath Funeral Home in Paragould.
Family and friends will meet at Pine Log Cemetery at 10 a.m. Friday to celebrate his life
with the Rev. Benny Isom officiating.
Louis Bert Abell
Louis Bert Abell, 92, Indianapolis, formerly of Paragould passed away July 18, 2007. He
was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.
Survivors include his wife of 24 years, Patricia; his children, Raymond Abell, Alfred
(Sandra) Abell, (Maurice) Carolyn Jones , and George (Kathy) Abell; four stepchildren,
Timothy (Karen) Niggle, Philip (Lourdes) Niggle, Gregory (Linda) Niggle, and Laura (John)
Plunkett; 16 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; brothers, JP, Pike and Wayne Abell;
his sister, Mary Young; and brother, Frank Abell. He was preceded in death by his first
wife, Josephine Greuel Abell; brothers, John and Nace Abell; and his sister, Ella Jean
Mass will be held Saturday, July 21, 2007, at 10 a.m. at Good Shepherd Catholic Church.
Visitation will be Friday, July 20, 2007 from 5 - 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. until
service time at Good Shepherd Catholic Church. He will be laid to rest in Calvary
Cemetery. G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Avenue., will handle
Conway Clifft, 78, of Paragould, died Wednesday, July 18, 2007, at his home. He was born
July 1, 1929, in Oxford, Arkansas, to John and Bessie Clifft.
Mr. Clifft and his wife owned and operated the Debonair Dress Shop for thirty years. He
was a member of the New Franklin Masonic Lodge #350 for fifty years. He was a Christian
and charter member of New Haven Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years and 5 months, Kathryn Clifft of the home; one son
and daughter-in-law, Rick and Denise Clifft; one daughter, Kathy Gazaway, all of
Paragould; one brother, Gerald Clifft of Mountain Home; and a sister, Sybil May of
Kennewick, Washington. He is also survived by two grandsons, Jason Gazaway and his wife.
Lisa of Paragould, and Eric Clifft of Terre Haute, Indiana; a granddaughter, Kristin
Gazaway of Little Rock; two great granddaughters, Drew and Anna Gazaway of Paragould;
three sisters-in-law, Inez Helm of Batesville, Louise Warnock of Camden, and Sue Brown of
Jonesboro; and by many nephews, nieces, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Bessie Clifft; and by two loved
brothers-in-law, Jack Warnock and Dick May.
The family will receive friends at Mitchell Funeral Home, Paragould, Friday night from
6:30 to 8:30. The funeral service will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 21st, at Mitchell
Funeral Home Chapel, with Ron Pickney officiating. Burial will follow in Greene County
Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
David Clifft, Danny Clifft, James Cure, Jason Gazaway, Eric Clifft, and Chris Donaldson
will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Homer Price and Kenneth Hamilton.
Memorials to New Haven Baptist Church, the American Cancer Society or charity of
donors choice would be appreciated.
Online guestbook: www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com
Ricky Lynn Noel, 46, of Paragould died Friday, July 20, in Wheeling, W.Va.
He was born Dec. 20, 1960, the son of the late J.W. and Izetta Marie Noel. He was a truck
driver for Carter Express, a 1979 graduate of Paragould High School and a United States
He is survived by his wife, Jocelyn Noel of the home; four sons and a daughter-in-law,
Josh Noel, Zach Noel, Cody Noel, and Matthew and Lesley Hobbs; daughter, Jennifer Hobbs;
granddaughter, Kaylee Amaya Adele Seals, all of Paragould; four brothers, Bill Gaulden of
Little Rock, Larry Noel of St. Charles, Mo., Wayne Noel of St. Louis and Perry Noel of
Paragould; and two sisters, Roberta Crockett of Columbia, Mo., and Teresa Quinn of Orange,
The family will receive friends from 6-8 his evening at Heath Funeral Home.
His life will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. at Heath Colonial Chapel with the Rev.
Paul Dubar officiating.
Pallbearers will be Keith Hensley, Jimmie Dollins, Robert Quinn, Gaylon Gaulden, Larry M.
Noel, John French and Edward Jernigan.
Honorary pallbearers will include Hays Phillips, Maurice Sims and the employees of Carter
Memorials may be sent to the Center for Organ Recovery and Education, 204 Sigma Drive,
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15238, or charity of the donor's choice.
James Wallace Greene
James Wallace Greene, 66, of Paragould, passed away on Friday, July 20, 2007. Born on
December 16, 1940 in Nortonville, Ky. to Wallace Greene and Mary Francis Reynolds, Mr.
Greene was a veteran of the United States Army, and had worked as an auto mechanic.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and by two sons, Dennis Greene and David Greene.
Survivors include his wife, Senoa Findley Greene; two sons, Nick and Dewie Greene, both of
Paragould; one daughter, Patricia Marvin of Ind.; one brother, Jimmy Greene of Ky.; and
twelve grandchildren, Geoffrey, Dewie, Brandy, Mercedes, Steve, Heather, Devin, Jake,
Melissa, Mark, Kimberly and Nicole.
Graveside services will be Saturday, July 28 at 2 p.m. at St. Marys Cemetery in
Paragould, under the direction of Phillips Funeral Home. Officiating ministers will be
Rev. Zack Roberts and Rev. Paul Dubar.
Janice Ann Smith
Janice Ann Miss Jan Smith, 59, of Paragould, died Saturday, July 21, 2007, in
Memphis. Born May 24, 1948 at Paragould, she was a retired teacher at Baldwin Elementary
School and a member of 7th and Mueller Church of Christ.
She is survived by her husband, Ray Smith, and her parents, Duane and Faye Towell, all of
She was preceded in death by her son, Shawn Smith.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 25, 10:30 A. M. at 7th and Mueller Church of
Christ with Larry McFadden officiating. Burial will be in Morrow Cemetery under direction
of Mitchell Funeral Home.
Visitation will be Tuesday, 6:00 P. M. until 9:00 P. M. at 7th and Mueller Church of
Online guestbook: www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com
Jason Randall Clinton
Jason Randall Clinton, 28, of Paragould, died Saturday, July 21, 2007. He was born in
Paragould, January 4, 1979, and was a carpenter.
Survivors include his parents, Ray and Kim Dunnam of Paragould; one sister and
brother-in-law, Renee and Craig Rosten; two special nephews, Tanner Cole and Tyler Rosten;
maternal grandparents, Wendell and Joan Norwood, all of Paragould, and paternal
grandmother, Stella Dunnam of Bentonville. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles,
and cousins; his biological father, Randy Clinton and his wife, Rhonda; one half-sister,
Miranda Tucker; and by a stepsister, Kelly Hamilton, all of Paragould.
Visitation will be Thursday, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Mitchell Funeral Home, Paragould.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m., Friday, July 27th, at Mitchell Funeral
Home Chapel, with Floyd Ryles officiating. Burial will follow in Shiloh Cemetery.
Online guestbook: www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com
Avis Frank Faulk
Avis Frank Faulk, 83, of Piggott, died Sunday, July 22, 2007, at his home in Piggott.
He was born March 28, 1924, in Green County, to the late William Jet and Myrtle (Hutchins)
He will be sadly missed by his wife, Phyllis Faulk; son, Avis Frank Faulk, Jr. and
fiancée Teresa Morris of Piggott; grandson, Brian Snyder of Mich.; and granddaughters,
Felicia Faulk of Piggott and Brittinee Gray of Fla.; and great-grandson, Cody Westbrook of
He was loved and respected by his step-children, Clark Rogers and wife Debbi of Romance,
Ark.; Vanessa Burkhart and husband Everett of Poplar Bluff, and Phillip Wagster and wife
Carla of St. Francis.
Frank was also Grandpa to nine step-grandchildren, Jennifer Pipes and Alex Eggers;
Courtney Little, Dustin Little, Harley Burkhart; Katherine and Emily Graddy; and Hannah
and Lily Wagster.
Frank was preceded in death by his parents William and Myrtle Faulk; his brothers, John,
Harry, Joseph, and Paul; and his sisters, Ruth, Mary, Christina, Grace, and Florence.
Frank loved his country, proudly serving in WWII in the Philippines. He felt a sense of
pride in his heritage and family and often told others how grateful he was to be born in
America. He was active in his community, serving on the ASCS committee for more than ten
years, and on the Clay County Fair Board Committee. He was a member of the American Legion
and a lifetime member of the VFW.
Frank frequently told his family that he was a lucky man to be able to do what he loved,
working as a farmer, side by side with his son. He was well known by many as owner and
operator of Pfeiffer Farm Supply, a family business that he ran with his wife Phyllis and
son Frankie. The store was a gathering place for many that wanted to stop by to swap
stories, drink coffee, play a practical joke or two before leaving with their garden seed,
fertilizer, or horse feed.
He accepted Christ into his life and was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church in
Visitation was Tuesday, with funeral services following on Wednesday, July 25, in the
Hoggard & Sons Chapel with Bro. Kevin Murray officiating. Burial is in Piggott
Cemetery. Pallbearers were Vance Whaley, Rodney Foulk, Roger Scott, Gary Dunlap, Michael
Mack, and Ronnie Graddy. Honorary Pallbearers were Jim Metz, Lawrence Dees, Carlton
Stewart, Clarence Mack, Johnny Schmidt, and Cornelius Hoggard. Hoggard & Sons Funeral
Home of Piggott were in charge of the arrangements.
Elaine M. Boyd
Elaine Millsapps Boyd, 90, of Searcy, formerly of Beech Grove, died Tuesday, July 24, 2007
She was a retired teacher from Greene County Tech.
She is preceded in death by her husband Ellis, parents and siblings.
Survivors include her sons, David Boyd, of Hayti, Mo., and Steve Boyd of Searcy; daughter,
Brenda Engle of Searcy; brother, Bill Millsapps of Benton; four grandchildren; and seven
Services will be Thursday afternoon at 1 at Heath Colonial Chapel in Paragould with burial
following in Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be this evening from 6-8 at the funeral home.
John H Brake
John H Brake, 89, of Paragould died Wednesday, July 25, 2007 in Jackson, Mo. He was born
February 14, 1918 in Rector, Ark. the son of John Henry and Ora Lee Blagg Brake. He was a
World War II Army veteran and a retired farmer. He was a member of the Oak Grove Heights
First Baptist Church.
Johns wife, Elfrieda Shearer Brake preceded him in death along with his parents, one
brother, Olan Brake and two sisters, May Brake and Eva Payne.
Survivors include two sons, James H. Brake of Bartlett, Tenn. and Terry W. Brake of Cape
Girardeau, Mo.; three grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 28, 2007 at the Heath Colonial
Chapel with. Burial will follow at Greene County Memorial Gardens. The family will receive
friends from 6-8 p.m., Friday at Heath Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Oak Grove Heights First Baptist Church.
George J. Liles
George J. Liles, 76, of Light, died Thursday, July 26, 2007, at his home.
He was a lifetime resident of Light, a farm laborer and a member of Faith of the Apostle
He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Hazel Huffman Liles; a son, David Liles;
and two brothers.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Moore Liles; three daughters, Georgia Webb and husband
David, Texarkana, Texas, Sandy Duncan and husband Danny and Dena Fort and husband Michael,
all of Walnut Ridge; five sons, Randy Liles, Texarkana, Texas, Andy Liles, of the home,
Grant Liles and wife Andrea, Walnut Ridge, Anthony Liles and wife Keisha, Paragould, and
Chris Liles, Jonesboro; three sisters, Lena McElyea, Effie Bruce and Alma Duncan; three
brothers, Hubert Liles, Sam Liles and Ernie Liles; 13 grandchildren; and three
Graveside service was Monday at 10 a.m. at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, near Lorado, with David
Morse officiating. House-Gregg Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements. A visitation
was held Sunday evening.
Pallbearers were Blake Wade, Jimmy Liles, Ernie Liles Jr., Terry Liles, Aqualah Henry,
Phillip Vaughn and Milton Bryant. Honorary pallbearers were Cody Powers, Garrett Liles,
Cody Fort, David Webb, Danny Duncan, Mike Fort, Keith Bryant and Anthony Liles Jr.
James Dub Ivie
James Dub Ivie, 73, of Pocahontas died Friday, July 27, 2007 at Pocahontas.
Formerly of Paragould, he was a member of New Hope Assembly of God in Pocahontas.
Survivors include his wife, Brenda of the home; daughter, Evylon Louise Perrin of
Paragould; stepchildren, Allison Stockert of Oklahoma City and Erik Williams of
Pocahontas; and grandchildren, Rebecca Perrin and Kierstin Williams.
Visitation will be from 6-8 tonight in Heath Funeral Home. His service will begin at 10
a.m. Monday in Heath Colonial Chapel. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Monday in Gravesville
Cemetery outside of Pocahontas.
Kenneth W. Morgan
Kenneth W. Morgan, 86, of Paragould died Friday, July 27, 2007 at Arkansas Methodist
Medical Center in Paragould.
He was born June 16, 1921, the son of the late Bob and Lily Mae (Smith) Morgan. He was
also preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.
He was a retired Baptist minister and had preached at several local churches. He was a
member of First Baptist Church in Paragould. He also taught in the Greene County Tech
School District and retired from Emerson Electric. He was a World War II Army Air Force
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary Morgan of the home; son and daughter-in-law,
Phillip and Juli Morgan of Paragould; daughters, Kay Crisp of Clinton, N.C., and Susan and
Hugh Arnhart of Paragould; brother, C.W. Morgan of California; six grandchildren and their
spouses, Sonya Pierce, Kathy and Chris Faulkner, Pete Darr, Chris and Christy Morgan,
Laurel and Sean Gearson and Chelle Morgan; and 10 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 Monday night in Heath Funeral Home.
His life will be celebrated at a graveside service Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Greene County
Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Max Gregory officiating.
Pallbearers will be Chris Morgan, Chris Faulkner, Dale Klingensmith, Danny Andrews, Tim
Whiteside and Larry Faulkner. Honorary pallbearers will be M.E. Prince, Jackie Thomason,
Dale Stidham, John Smith, Jim Grooms, Willis Maxwell, Kenneth Hamilton and Wayne Hill.
Memorials may be sent to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 120 North 3rd St.,
Ruth Elizabeth Rooker
Ruth Elizabeth (Sears) Rooker, 76, of Marmaduke, passed away Monday, July 30, 2007, at St.
Bernard's Medical Center, after fighting cancer for two years.
Born March 14, 1931, in Marmaduke, she was a 1949 graduate of Marmaduke High School. Ruth
moved to Flint, Michigan, where she met her husband, Bill, and married him on June 13,
1959. They shared 48 years together until Bills death on April 29, 2007. The family
moved to Corpus Christi, Texas, in 1982, and then moved back to Marmaduke in 1985, where
she became reacquainted with several old friends. Ruth was known for her beautiful smile
and wonderful sense of humor. She was a member of Union Central Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill, her parents, Elmer Sears, Millie and
George Miller, and her brother, Charles.
Ruth is survived by two sons, Michael of Marmaduke, and Bill of Corpus Christi, Texas; one
brother, Bill Sears and his wife, Velma, of Cathedral City, California; one sister-in-law,
Loretta Buddhu of Cherokee Village, Arkansas; and one brother-in-law, Gene Rooker of
Marmaduke. She is also survived by one granddaughter, Kristal Rooker of Aurora, Colorado;
two grandsons, Michael and Mick Rooker of Orange City, Florida; a great granddaughter,
Mickelle Tebo of Aurora, Colorado; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Visitation will be from 3:00-6:30 p.m., Thursday, at Mitchell Funeral Home, Paragould.
Funeral services will be Thursday, August 2nd, at 6:30 p.m. at Mitchell Funeral Home
Chapel with Kim Bridges officiating.
Online guestbook may be signed at: www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com
This will be the most difficult thing we, as her two sons, will ever have to do. You are
more than the best Mom, you are our best friend. We will miss you forever.
We never knew that it would take just 3 short months for you and Dad to be reacquainted so
Enjoy Heaven together.
Love, Mike and Bill
Mary Dian Tate
Mary Dian Tate, 63, of Flint, Mich., formerly of Lafe, went to be with the Lord on Monday,
July 30, 2007.
Dian was a devoted wife, mother, daughter and grandmother, as well as a hair stylist. She
was a member of Fenton Road Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband, William Bill Tate; her mother, Sena Cole (Dowler);
sons Mark Cox and Michael and wife Sabrina Cox; step-daughter, Kelly Sheahan and step-son,
Dian was preceded in death by her father, James R. Cole, of Flint, Mich.; grandparents,
Ruth and Bert Dowler and Alice and Henry Cole, all of Lafe.
Jackie Tierney Ballmer
Jackie Tierney Ballmer passed away Monday, July 30, 2007 in Huntsville, Alabama surrounded
by family after a long battle with cancer.
Born in 1933 in Tampa, Fla., Jackie was a member of Our Lady, Queen of the Universe
Catholic Church in Huntsville. She was a former employee of Monroe Auto Equipment in
Paragould and Cozad, NE.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Mary Jeannette Prior and Lee Prior of Tampa,
Fla.; brothers, Arthur Prior and Herbert Prior; and one son, John Tierney.
She is survived by her husband, Dale Ballmer; six children, Ailene Isaf and husband Jim,
Mark Tierney and wife Doreen, Dave Tierney and wife Lynn, Sharon Corey, Lorraine Peterson
and husband Ron, and Paul Tierney; three stepchildren, Sandy Wenburg and husband Don,
Roger Ballmer and wife Tracie, and Marsha Neill and husband John; five brothers, Bill
Prior, Everett Prior, Fred Prior, Maurice Prior and Vernon Prior; four sisters, Emily OBrien,
Jeanette Kroener, Patricia Gerard and Ruby Welch; 20 grandchildren; five
great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Ardy Marshall; mother-in-law, Dorothy Ballmer; and
many nieces, nephews and friends.
Visitors are welcome to join her family in celebrating her life on Monday at 10:30 a.m. in
Heath Funeral Home at Paragould with Deacon Rex Bouldin officiating. Visitation will
follow the service.
Burial will be in Memorial Gardens at Paragould.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Jackies honor are requested made to St. Jude
Childrens Hospital in Memphis, your local Relay For Life or the cancer charity of