Greene County, Arkansas

July 2008 Obituaries

 

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Roberta Textor

 

Roberta Textor, age 97, of Paragould, died Tuesday, July 1, 2008, at Greene Acres Nursing Home.
Born March 30, 1911, in Lafe, Miss Textor was retired from Ely Walker Shirt Factory and a member of West View Baptist Church.
Survivors include one sister, Violet Rust of Kennett; two sisters-in-law, Jo Nell Textor of Sherwood, and Bette Textor of Paragould; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William George and Mary Catherine Textor; five brothers; and two sisters.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, July 3rd, at the Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel, Paragould, with Ronnie Wynn and Marc Reeves officiating. Burial will follow in Linwood Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the Mitchell Funeral Home.


Online guestbook: www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com

 

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Grace Ellen Mitchell



Grace Ellen Dover Mitchell, was born in Paragould, AR. on January 12, 1925, she departed this world on July 1, 2008, in Dallas, TX.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Griffith Dover and her two sisters, Betty Hughes and Mary Keasler.
She is survived by her children, Randy Mitchell and his wife, Pam, and Ann Vendig and her husband, Lee. She had two grandchildren, Cary Hart and her husband, Brad, and Philip Higginbotham, III and his wife, Jodi. Lee Vendig, II was her step grandson and she had a special joy for his son Luke. She had three great-grandchildren, Savannah and Hunter Hart and Holden Higginbotham.

The first half of her life was spent in Paragould, where she graduated from Paragould High School and attended college a short time before marrying Ralph W. Mitchell. She was a member and served on the Board of Directors of First United Methodist Church. She moved to Spartanburg, S.C. to be near her grandchildren. She was a member of Spartanburg United Methodist Church where she received a Life Membership in United Methodist Women and served on the Board of Directors. She worked in real estate and spent many years with Cleveland White Realtors. She loved the Cleveland family, particularly Arthur. She was recognized nationally for her advertisements and given the “Spirit Award” four times. She relaxed playing bridge, traveling and dining with friends.

The family wishes to thank the entire staff at Traymore for the kindness shown to her on a daily basis. Memorial Services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, July 6, at Sparkman/Hillcrest Northwest Highway Chapel. Friends are invited to the home of her daughter afterwards.
Memorials may be sent to the charity of your choice.
 



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William Lewis Clark, Jr.



Mr. William “Bill” Lewis Clark, Jr., 74, Paragould, died Wednesday, July 2, 2008, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould.
Bill was the store manager at Gibsons, a salesman for White Printing Company and was a member of First United Methodist Church. He was a military policeman during the Korean Conflict.

He was born October 19, 1933 the son of the late Audra Pearl (Goforth) and William Clark, Sr. He was also preceded in death by his beloved wife, Anna Beth Callahan Clark and his grandson, Aaron David Tarry.
Survivors include his daughters and son-in-law, Liz and Shane May and Melissa Tarry, all of Paragould; sister, Carolyn Christian of Jonesboro; brothers, Harold Clark of Jonesboro and Tommy Clark of Shawnee, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Anna Clara May and Will Tarry and his wife, Tasha.
His life will be celebrated at 1:00 PM Saturday at Heath Colonial Chapel with Reverend Tom Letchworth officiating. The family will receive friends from 11:00-until service time Saturday in the chapel. Burial will follow at Greene County Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 404 W. Main Street, Paragould, AR 72450 or to Ducks Unlimited, Inc., Memorial Contributions, One Waterfowl Way, Memphis, Tennessee 38120.

Online guest book: www.heathfuneralhome.com

 


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Mary Lou Been



Mary Lou Been, 82, of Paragould passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2008, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center to join her heavenly father.
She is survived by a brother, Jerry Pratt and his wife, Becky; sister, Charlene Dunn; one daughter, Lynda Dillon; five grandchildren, Jody Dillon and his wife, Kim, Mandy Parten and husband, Craig, Rocky Been, Marti Been and Sandra Been and two great-grandchildren, Makayla Dillon and Katie Been. She was preceded in death by one son, Larry Been.

She was born August 18, 1925, in Paragould into a family of nine to Jesse and Mary Delulah Pratt. She attended school at Oak Grove. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Paragould, where she attended regularly for over forty years. She loved being in the community traveling with the Senior BEES and playing cards weekly with friends. Her sense of humor and wit will always be remembered, as will her loyalty to friends and family.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, July 5, 2008 in the Chapel of First Baptist Church in Paragould. Any memorials may be given to the Benevolence or Building funds at First Baptist Church.


Online guest book: www.heathfuneralhome.com



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Betty Fern Sanders



Betty Fern Sanders, 72, of Paragould, died Wednesday, July 2, 2008, at Greene Acres Nursing Home.
Mrs. Sanders was born September 16, 1935, in Greene County, she was a homemaker and a member of Harvest Time Chapel.
Survivors include her husband, Marion C. Sanders of the home; two sons, Dale Sanders of Paragould, Scottie Sanders of Virginia; and one daughter, Teresa Sheppard of Mt. Home, Arkansas. She is also survived by one brother, Eugene Shaw of St. Louis; one sister, Billie Herren of Rockford, Illinois; eight grandchildren; and by four great grandchildren.

Visitation will be Friday from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m., at Mitchell Funeral Home in Paragould.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 5th, at Gainesville Cemetery, with Leonard Whitlock officiating. The procession will leave Mitchell Funeral Home at 10:10 a.m., Saturday.

Online guestbook: www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com



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Alma Bishop




Alma F. Bishop, 82 of Paragould, formerly of Cardwell, Missouri died Thursday, July 3, 2008 at the Greene Acres Nursing Home. She was born on November 7, 1925 in Paragould.
Mrs. Bishop was a homemaker and a member of the Village Creek Church of Christ.

Survivors include: two daughters: Carolyn Vaughn of St. Louis, Missouri, Sheila Cole of Paragould, two sisters: Doris Dixon of Little Rock, Arkansas, Vestal Baldwin of Granite City, Illinois and four grandchildren.

Mrs. Bishop was preceded in death by her husband: C. W. Bishop, one brother: Aaron Hyde and one sister Earline McGowan.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m.. Monday, July 7th at the Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel with Dwight Harrison officiating, burial will follow at the Cardwell Cemetery in Cardwell, Missouri. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday, July 6th at the Mitchell Funeral Home.

Online guestbook: www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com


 

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Patsy Bowers-Dowdy



Patsy Dowers-Dowdy, 73, of Paragould, formerly of Delta, Mo. died Thursday, July 3, 2008, in Cardwell, Mo.

She was born October 30, 1934, in Delta, Mo., the daughter of Virgil and Edna (Hodge) Ikerman. She and Junior O. Bowers were married Feb. 2, 1952, in Pickett, Ark., he died on November 8, 1978. She later married Grayson Dowdy on Oct. 15, 1985, in Paragould.

She was of Baptist faith.

She is survived by husband, Grayson Dowdy of Paragould; daughter, Rita Aufdenberg and husband, Kenneth, of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; sons, James Bowers and wife, Jane, of Whitewater, Mo. and Dennis Bowers of Delta, Mo.; stepdaughter, Patricia Sellinger and husband, Kenneth, of Van Buren, Mo.; stepsons, Chris Dowdy and wife, Anne, of Van Buren, Mo. and Grayson Dean Dowdy of Van Buren, Mo.; sisters and husbands, Carolyn and Jim Barlow and Nora and Tim Johnston, all of Delta, Mo.; and brothers, Don Ikerman of Perryville, Ill., Jerry Ikerman of Gillespie, Ill., Delbert Ikerman and wife, Georgia, of Benton, Mo., and Larry Ikerman of Chaffee, Mo. She is also survived by two granddaughters, three great-grandsons, 14 step grandchildren and 22 step great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by parents, first husband, Junior O. Bowers, granddaughter and step great-granddaughter.

Visitation will be at Ford & Sons Mt. Auburn Funeral Home on July 5, 2008, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Funeral services will be at Ford & Sons Mt. Auburn Funeral Home on July 6, 2008, at 1:30 p.m., with Rev. Phil Thompson officiating.

Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in Advance, Mo.

Memorials may be made to American Heart Association or American Cancer Society.

Ford & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 


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Marcella Rose



Marcella (Rowe) Rose, 82, of San Jose, CA., formerly of Paragould, died Friday, July 4, 2008, at her home. She was born June 22, 1926, in Paragould the daughter of the late Elbert and Edith (Hyde) Rowe. She was also preceded in death by her son, Dr. Robert Alan “Bobby” Vaughn; and her second husband, Bill Davis. Marcella was a homemaker and a member of Gainesville Church of Christ.

She is survived by her husband, C. William Rose of San Jose; a son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Donna Vaughn of Lahaina, Hawaii; stepchildren, Peggy and her husband, James Hunt, Melinda Davis and Karen Robertson, all of Paragould, Rob Rose and Kirk Rose of San Jose, Kelly Rose of Orlando, FL. and Mick Rose of Smithville, AR.; a half brother, Wayne Rowe of Union City, TN.; grandchildren and their spouses, Shannon and Stuart Young, IL., of Charlotte, N.C., Andrea and Duane Warcaba of Napierville, IL.; ex-huband, J.C. Vaughn, Jr., of Paragould; twelve step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews, Carolyn Griggs, Joe Hyde, both of Paragould, Jackie Shaw, Tina Quinn, both of Jonesboro, David Hyde of Lander, Wyo., and Danetta Witcher of Rector.

The family will receive friends from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday, July 12, at Heath Funeral Home. Family and friends will leave in procession at 5:30 p.m. from Heath Funeral Home for a 6 p.m. graveside at Beech Grove Cemetery with Wilburn Griggs officiating. Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Valley, 4850 Union Avenue, San Jose, CA 95124.

Online guest book: www.heathfuneralhome.com



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Jackie Louise Bice



Jackie Louise Bible Bice, 52, of Tuckerman died Friday, July 4, 2008, at Paragould.

Born July 29, 1955, Mrs. Bice was a member of Freewill Baptist Church at Tuckerman. She was a teacher at the Jackson County School District.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Cyrus and Opal Bible; and one brother, Jerry Birdsong.

She is survived by her husband, Larry Bice of Tuckerman; two sons, Larry Bice Jr. and wife Molly of Jonesboro and Casey Bice of Tuckerman; one daughter, Nikki Williams and husband Mathew of Tuckerman; three brothers, Donnie Ray Calender of Tuckerman and Cyrus Bible Jr. and David Bible, both of Weiner; one sister, Betty Rushing of Springfield, Mo.; and two grandchildren, Shanley and Addyson Williams.

Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in Dillinger Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Gracelawn Cemetery.

Visitation will be tonight from 6-9 in the funeral home.

Arrangements by Dillinger Funeral Home.


Online guest book: www.dillingerfuneralhome.com



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Mary Gwendolyn  Laffoon



Mary Gwendolyn Berry Laffoon, 94, of Paragould, died Saturday, July 5, 2008, St. Bernard’s Regional Medical Center. She was born May 14, 1914, in Clay County, AR. to the late Y.H. and Willie (Evans) Berry. She was also preceded by her husband, Guy Laffoon; one son, Larry Laffoon; and 23 brothers and sisters. Mary was a homemaker and a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses church.

 
She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Lowell and Brenda Laffoon, of Paragould; grandsons and granddaughters-in-law, Christopher and Catherine Laffoon, of Paragould; Greg and Kim Laffoon, of Searcy; and Scott and Sherry Laffoon, of Monette; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.


Graveside funeral services will be held on Monday at 10:00 am at Linwood Cemetery with Les Langley officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm Sunday at Heath Funeral Home.

 
Online guest book: www.heathfuneralhome.com

 


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Matthew Joel Helms


Matthew ‘Matt” Joel Helms, 27, of Paragould and formerly of Mountain Home, Ark., died on Sunday, July 5, 2008 at St. Bernard’s Regional Medical Center. He was born on January 27, 1981, in Paragould. Matt was a self-employed custom wood worker and a member of the 913 Motor Sports Club.


Survivors include his companion, Jessica Queary of Paragould; father and companion, Joel Helms and Karen Rutledge of Paragould; mother and step-father, Kathy and Randall Dias of Brinkley, Ark.; sister, Kendra Pitchford and husband, Landon, of Mountain Home, Ark.; maternal grandparents, Jess and Dixie Brown of Paragould; maternal great-grandmother, Evelyn Faulk of Paragould; niece, Camille Pitchford and nephew, Bryson Pitchford of Mountain Home, Ark.; special uncle and best friend, Tommy Brown and wife, Brittany, of Birmingham, Ala.; several other uncles and aunts and many friends. Matt was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Irvin and Irene Helms and uncles, Don and Bill Helms.


Visitation will be Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. at Heath Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Thursday at 10 a.m., at Heath Colonial Chapel with Larry McFadden officiating. Interment will be private.
Pallbearers will be members of the 913 Motor Sports Club.
The family has requested that memorials be sent to Ben Owens Cancer Treatment Center at St. Bernard’s Regional Medical Center, 225 East Jackson, Jonesboro, AR 72401

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To sign on line go to www.heathfuneralhome.com

 

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Euna Belle  Smith



Euna Belle (Rawls) Smith, 96, of O Fallon, Missouri, formerly of Paragould, died Sunday, July 6, 2008, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. She was born January 7, 1912 in Beech Grove to the late Will and Lucy (Russom) Rawls. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Oatis Smith, daughter, Genelda Mae Smith, son, James Weldon Smith, siblings, Clora Manzo, Harvey Rawls, Ernie Rawls, D.W. Rawls and Bessie Wren.
She was a homemaker and a member of Newton Street Church of Christ.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Eldon Edward and Betty Jean Smith of Paragould; daughter-in-law-Julie Bemus Smith of St. Louis; sister, Vernie Dowdy; brother, Joe Rawls, both of Paragould; grandchildren and their spouses: David and Akimi Thompson of Ramsey, New Jersey, William “Bill” Smith, Richard “Scott” Smith, both of O’Fallon; James “Jim” and Michelle Smith of Maricopa, Arizona, Matthew and Melissa Smith of San Jose, California, Sharon Smith of Atlanta, Georgia, Kathleen “Kathy” Collins of St. Peters, Missouri, Cynthia “Cyndy” and Bill Bradford of St. Charles, Missouri, Jamie and Steve VanValin of O’Fallon, and Deanna Smith of Springfield, Missouri; 13 great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren.

 
The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, at Heath Funeral Home.
Her life will be celebrated at Heath Colonial Chapel at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, July 10, with L.R. Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Beech Grove Cemetery in Beech Grove.
Nephews will be pallbearers and nieces will be honorary pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to Children’s Home of Paragould, 5515 Walcott Road, Paragould, AR 72450.

 
Online guest book: www.heathfuneralhome.com


 

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Misty Dawn Bateson



Misty Dawn Rosten Bateson, 32, passed away at Monette Sunday, July 6, 2008.

She was born July 9, 1975, to Leta and Craig Rosten at Castle Air Force Base in Atwater, Calif. Misty served in the National Guard.

She is survived by her parents, Leta and Craig Rosten; two sons, Nicholas and Elijah Rosten; one daughter and son-in-law, Brittany Smith and Bobby Sims; a brother and sister-in-law, Craig and Renee Rosten; three sisters, Crystal Rosten, Rebecca Traywick and her husband Frank, Lisa Hodgekiss and her husband, Tim; paternal grandparents, Roy Rosten of Durango, Colo., and Pauline Rosten of Colorado Springs, Colo.; her companion, Jason Tompkins; several nieces, nephews and friends.

Preceding her in death were her maternal grandparents, Herbert and Dorothy Palmer; great-grandmother, Helen Solka; uncle, Rick Mason; aunt, Bonnie Drennen; and a special friend, Brian Sipes.

The family will receive friends from 6-9 this evening in Greater Visions Church.

Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the church with Rick Ethridge officiating. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to the family for funeral expenses.

Online guest book: www.phillipsfuneral.net

 


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Wilma Paynter




Wilma Bogan Paynter 80, was called home to the Lord on July 7th 2008.


Born in Paragould on March 6, 1928, Wilma grew up in Greene County and attended Paragould High School. At PHS she was a standout basketball player for Mrs. Helen Stuart’s Bulldogs. She led them to the regional finals making All-State in her Senior year. Wilma graduated PHS in 1947. After graduation she attended Sunflower Junior College in Moorhead, Mississippi where she played basketball for one year. After that year, she joined former Redhead player Mrs. Hazel Walker’s first Arkansas Travelers Professional Women’s team. In 1949 during a barnstorming tour of the United States, she played an exhibition game in Johnson City, Tennessee where she met her soon to be husband. She and Dr. Robert H. Paynter were married one year later on August 27th. 1950. She moved with Bob to Johnson City, Tennessee where she became the coach of the East Tennessee State University High School’s women team for the 1951-52 season. After a year of coaching, Wilma began working for the Tennessee Traveling Library where she drove a bookmobile through the hills of Tennessee delivering books to home bound and underprivileged persons. She continued that work, while supporting her husband’s coaching career until the birth of their son Todd in 1967. In 1968 Bob and Wilma moved to Martin, Tennessee where Bob was soon to become the Head Coach and Athletic Director at the University of Tennessee at Martin. During that time Wilma was an active sponsor of a sorority at UTM. Also, she was very active in her son’s life as a member of the PTO helping improve the elementary schools by leading construction projects to build new playgrounds. In 1980 Bob and Wilma moved back to her hometown of Paragould where Bob became the head coach at Paragould High School. Once again Wilma was rooting for her beloved Bulldogs, but this time from the sidelines. During the early 1980s, she supervised many high school events until Todd graduated from High School. In 1985 Wilma went to work for Ima’s Fashions in Paragould until she retired in the early 1990s. Back in Paragould she continued life as a coach’s wife suffering through wins and losses with the Bulldogs and later the Rams. Also, she was active in supper club. Mostly, she was happy to be back home to spend time with her parents and many brothers and sisters.

Wilma is survived by her husband Robert of the home. Additionally, one son Todd, his wife Holly and their two children Matthew and Sarah. She is also survived by two sisters Colleen Wisnieski of Waverly, Tennessee and Montez Cole of Little Rock, Arkansas; also two brothers Charles Bogan and Mike Bogan both of Paragould and 5 nieces.
She was proceeded in death by her parents Humphry and Claudia Bogan and two sisters Louise Bogan and Lee Burr.
Visitation will be Wednesday, July 9th at the Heath Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the First Methodist Church in Paragould with a graveside service to follow at Linwood Cemetery. Donations can be made to the First Methodist Church in Paragould.

Online guest book: www.heathfuneralhome.com



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Almagene Beatrice Huggins



Almagene (Terry) Huggins, 92, of Paragould, died Monday, July 7, 2008, at St. Bernard's Medical Center.
Born March 23, 1916, in Paragould, Mrs. Huggins was a former employee of Ed White Shoe Company and a member of Robbs Chapel Baptist Church.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, J. P. and Wava Huggins of Paragould; two grandsons and their wives, James and Cathy Huggins of Beech Bluff, Tennessee, and John and Julie Huggins of Jonesboro. She is also survived by five great grandchildren and their spouses: Zach and wife Nicole Huggins of Brookland, Arkansas, Kyle and wife Christie Huggins of Jackson, Tennessee, Curtis and wife Jennifer Huggins of Jonesboro, Addison and wife Ashley Huggins of Paragould, and Kelsey Huggins; and by six great great grandchildren, Kayla and Jayden Huggins of Jonesboro, Blair and Bryson Huggins of Paragould, Blake and Lauren Huggins of Jackson, Tennessee.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Huggins; her parents, Bill and Maggie Terry; five brothers; and two sisters.

Graveside services will be at 1:30 P.M., Thursday, July 10th, at the Greene County Memorial Gardens Cemetery with Dr. James A. Huggins and John Huggins officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, from 11:00 A.M. until 1:15 P.M., at the Mitchell Funeral Home in Paragould. The funeral procession will leave Mitchell Funeral Home at 1:15 P.M. Thursday.

Online guestbook: www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com



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Lessie May Walker



Lessie May Walker, 89, formerly of Paragould, went to be with her Heavenly Father on July 7, 2008.
Lessie was born February 24, 1919 in Sims, Arkansas, to William N. and Alice (James) Foster. At the time of her death she had been living with her daughter, Patricia O’Hara, in Garland, Texas, for the past seven years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank B. Walker; three sisters, Jewel Pasterski, Dorothy (Tate) Margosin and Eva Fair; and by three brothers, Willard Foster, Calvin Fair and Kenneth Tate.

She is survived by her daughters, Patricia O’Hara and husband, Sid, of Garland, Texas, and Janice Bullock and husband, Richard, of Longview, Washington; five grandchildren, Kelly Whiteley, Christy Meler, Amy Noel, Scott O’Hara, and Jelaine Faunce; and by three great grandchildren, Brandon, Amber and Megan Meler.

Visitation will be Friday from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Mitchell Funeral Home, Paragould.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 12th, at Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel with Michael Sutton officiating. Burial will follow in Greene County Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Online guestbook: www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com

 

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Frances Evelyn Carpenter



Frankie Carpenter, 90, of Marmaduke passed away at her residence July 8, 2008.

She was born December 9, 1917, to the late Dee and Fannie Polsgrove at St. Francis.

Frankie was preceded in death by her husband, W.W. “Adam” Carpenter; one brother, Alan Polsgrove; three sisters, Joyce Trentham, Crystalline Jordon and Yvonee Kingston.

She is survived by one daughter and her husband, Beverly and Donnie Reynolds of Marmaduke; four grandchildren, Gene Reynolds, Chris Reynolds and Brian and Laura Reynolds; six great-grandchildren, Eric and Brook, Robbie and Stephanie, William, Adrien, Brett and Abby, four great-great-grandchildren, Paige, Jace, Madison and Brock; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. in Marmaduke First United Methodist Church with Lynn McClure and Willyne Jordan officiating. Interment will be in Harvey’s Chapel Cemetery.

Visitation will be this evening at 6 in Irby Funeral Home Chapel.

Online guest book: www.irbyfuneralhome.com

 


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Freida Young Schlueter



Freida Young Schlueter, 69, died July 8, 2008, at home in Paragould. She was born in Corning, November 17, 1938, the daughter of Frederick H. and Pansy (Purvis) Poynor. A homemaker, her hobbies were reading and watching television.

Survivors include sons, Jim Young of Jonesboro and Ray Young of Reeds Spring, Mo.; daughters, Vicki Allison of Fenton, Mo., and Kristi Poe of Paragould; brother, Bob Poynor of Rockford, Ill.; sisters, Alma Bland of Paragould and Nita Mahan of Rockford; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three nieces; and eight nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Pansy Poynor; grandson, Kellen Allison; brothers, Albert, Ralph and Harold Poynor; and sisters, Mary Cantwell and Wilma Debord.

Visitation will be this evening from 6-8 at Ermert Funeral Home in Corning.

Services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Jack Bearden officiating. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery at Boydsville.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Corning Library, 613 Pine St., Corning 72422.


 

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Karron Mary Ann Sims-Jackson



Ann Sims-Jackson, 64, of Beech Grove passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2008, at her home. She was born in Lodi, CA., May 8, 1944, to Everett and Goldie (Stout) Flanery. She was of Pentecostal faith.

She is survived by her husband, Howard Jackson of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Debbie Sims of Lafe; two daughters and son-in-laws, Kimberly and Tommy Roush of Knob, Angela and Arlie Oliver of Paragould; one stepson and his wife, Jesse and Judy Jackson of Lafe; two step-daughters, Kathy Jackson of Searcy and Melissa Harris and her husband, Leonard of Lafe; one brother R.C. “Peanut” Flanery of O’Kean; three sisters, Virginia Bryant of Beech Grove, Sadie Davis and Sharon Brown, both of Paragould; seven grandchildren, Crystal Sims, Carrie Sims, Christopher Roush, Joshua Roush, Rachel Roush, Rebecca Oliver and Anna Oliver: three great-grandchildren, Braxton Hood, Olivia Roush and Oconnor Roush; six step-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents; one son, Charles Sims, Jr.; one grandson, Stephen Sims; a sister, Esther Rosamond; four brothers, James, Homer, Issac and Henry Flanery.

The family will receive friends 6-9 p.m., this evening, at Phillips Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Saturday, in the chapel with Bro. J. E. McAnally officiating. Burial will be at Providence Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be Mike Sims, Jesse Jackson, Tommy Roush, Arlie Oliver, Chris Roush and Charles Sims.
Honorary pallbearers are Gerald Ellis, Alton Russom, Lenny Harris, Everetly Bradley and Chuck Jones.

Online guestbook: www.phillipsfuneral.net

 


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Agnes Bell



Agnes Bell, 94 of Rector died Wednesday, July 9, 2008 at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center, Paragould. She was born October 19, 1913 in Rector, Arkansas. Mrs. Bell was a Factory laborer, and a member of the Church of Christ of 5th and Pine streets in Rector.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Bell; Her parents, Tom and Nettie Dowdy; one sister, Eula Neely; one grandson.

Survivors include a daughter, Billie Jean Banks of Rector; a brother, Pete Dowdy of Rector; five grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Monday at the Mitchell Funeral Home of Rector.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday at the Fifth and Pine Church of Christ in Rector, with Ken Roden officiating. Burial will follow at Woodland Heights Cemetery.

Online guest book: www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com



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Avon Harold Vaughn




Avon Harold Vaughn, 81, of Mountain View entered into rest July 10, 2008, in Batesville, AR.
Avon was born July 6, 1927 in Greene County, AR., to Ernie Ray and Vada Ethel (Richardson) Vaughn.

He was a member of the Highway 5 Church of Christ and was a truck driver. He was a loving husband, father, stepfather, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Middlebrook Vaughn; three daughters, Rhonda Penley and husband Clifford and Renee Morrison and husband Eddie, all of Plato, MO., and Stephanie Weber and husband Albert, of Lynchburg, MO.; five grandchildren, Daniel Weber, Brandie Weber, Chelsea Weber, Craig Penley, and Erin Penley; two step-grandchildren, Chastity Towe and Steven Morrison; one great-grandson, Andrew Penley; stepchildren, C.D. Neldon of Cabot, Joan Murphy of Newport, and Pamela Neldon of Russellville; stepgrandchildren; brothers, Raymond and Leonard Vaughn of Paragould; and many relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Everett Vaughn; and four sisters, Rowena Hyde, Bernice Hester, Jewell Morton, and Sue McCallar.

The family will receive friends Monday, July 14, 2008, from 12:00-2:00 pm at Heath Funeral Home. The funeral service will begin at 2:00 pm in the Heath Colonial Chapel.
Interment will follow at Brown's Chapel Cemetery.

Online guest book: www.heathfuneralhome.com



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Gerald Wayne Goodwin



Gerald Wayne Goodwin born April 17, 1942, in Brookland, Ark. He departed this life on July 10, 2008 in Mesa, AZ., where he had lived for 24 years.
He leaves behind two daughters, Angela McClung of Paragould and Christa Frank of South Haven, MS.; two grandsons, Zachery Thompson and Austin McClung, both of Paragould and six sisters and two brothers.
He was preceded in death by his parents, “Doc” Goodwin and Evelyn Goodwin Parker and one daughter, Shelia Annette Goodwin.

Graveside service will take place at 10 a.m., Saturday, at Brown’s Chapel Cemetery with Rev. Kenneth Johnson officiating.

 

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Paul Keith Farley



Paul Keith Farley, 52, of Paragould died Friday, July 11, 2008, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center.

Mr. Farley was born July 20, 1955, at Paragould. He was a truck driver.

Survivors include two daughters, Misty Johnston and Lisa Farley, both of Paragould; two brothers, Gary L. Farley of Mansfield, Ohio, and Terry Farley of Paragould; two sisters, Sue Friar of Paragould and Beth Ward of Powhatan; and five grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Sunday in Mitchell Funeral Home at Paragould.

There will be no public funeral service.

Online guest book: www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com




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Alvis Wright Kieffner

 


Born May 16, 1921, Alvis "Bub" Kieffner, age 87, of Paragould, died Friday, July 11, 2008, at his residence. Alvis was a retired farmer and former employee of Security/Union Planters Bank. He was a member of Village Creek Church of Christ.
He was the son of the late Fred and Bertha Kieffner. He was also preceded in death by five brothers.

He is survived by his wife, Billie Jane (Holland) Kieffner of Paragould; son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Mitzi Kieffner of Paragould; daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Larry Phillips of Germantown, TN; brother, Bob Kieffner of Newport; sisters, Ona Ruff of Forrest City, Daisy Young of Flint, MI, Helen Cupp of Paragould, and Imogene Wilmoth of Stockton, CA; five grandchildren, one great grandchild, several nieces and nephews, and many friends.

Visitation will be Sunday night from 5-7 pm at Heath Funeral Home. The funeral service will be Monday at 12:00 Pm at Heath Colonial Chapel. Interment will follow at Linwood Cemetery.

The family requests memorials are sent to Village Creek Church of Christ.

Online guest book: www.heathfuneralhome.com



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Carol Earnestine Hollis




Carol Earnestine (Cole) Hollis, age 62, of Paragould, died Friday, July 11, 2008, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. Carol was previously employed by Area Agency on Aging and Emerson Electric. Mrs. Hollis was born August 4, 1945, she was a member of Cornerstone Family Church.

She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Alma Lou (Thomas) Cole. She was also preceded by her husband, John Hollis, a brother, David Cole and a nephew, Tim Mullins.

Carol is survived by her son, Kevin Hollis of Paragould; sister and brother-in-law, Beverly and Jerry Mullins of Paragould; brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Diane Cole of Paragould; special niece, Tausha Forkum of Paragould; special great niece, Katelynn Forkum of Paragould; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Sunday night from 6-8 pm at Heath Funeral Home. Graveside service will be Monday at 10:00 am at Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

The family requests memorials are sent to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.

Online guest book: www.heathfuneralhome.com



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Timothy Howard Cook, Jr.



Timothy Howard Cook, Jr., infant son of Timothy Howard and Melanie Ann Cook of Paragould entered this life and went to be with the Lord on July 11, 2008.

In addition to his parents he is survived by: his brothers and sisters, Geoffrey Parker-Shipman, Kristofer Parker-Shipman, Samuel Parker-Shipman, Chaney Parker-Shipman, Jackson Parker, Nikolas Cook and Ashlyn Cook; his grandparents, Howard and Ella Cook of Jonesboro, Paulette Parker of Paragould, Winfred Parker and friend, Carol Price of Paragould, great-grandmother Lela Hoskins of Paragould and many other relatives.

He was preceded in death by: great-grandparents Paschal Hoskins, Willie Dee and Lourene Boyd, Curtis and Velma Johnson and Howard Daniel and Ola Mae Cook.

Graveside services will be conducted Monday, July 14 at the Linwood Cemetery in Paragould at 5 p.m. with Irby Funeral Home in charge of the services.

Online guest book: www.irbyfuneralhome.com




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Dan Schuh Edrington



Dan Schuh Edrington, age 66, of Benton departed his earthly life on July 11, 2008. Dan was born June 18, 1942 in Paragould, Ark.
Dan is survived by his wife, Jacqueline (Jackie) Edrington, his daughter, Jennifer Morgan and her children Emily Grizzard and Ashlee Grizzard; his daughter Crystal Lankford, her husband Jermey and theiir daughter Caril Lankford; a son, Joseph Crippen, all of Benton, Ark.; his father, James Clinton (J.C.) Edrington of Paragould, Ark.; his brother Wright Edrington and his wife Martha of Germantown, Tenn., a host of other relatives and many friends.

Dan was reunited in heaven with his grandparents; his mother, Marjorie Virginia Edrington and his twin brother Dave Edrington, of Paragould, who preceded him in death.

Dan began his careers with the U.S. Air Force where he flew many missions for our country. He later used that love of flying to obtain his pilot’s license and enjoyed many years of recreational flying, as did his twin brother. Dan enjoyed being an identical twin and there are many stories of Dan and Dave growing up in Paragould.

Dan retired from Auto Zone, where he was recognized for being one of their top managers numerous times. Dan began a career in real estate in 1995 and enjoyed many relationships in the real estate industry with clients and co-workers During his tenure as a sales associate, Dan also worked at the Benton Courier and Sutherland’s Building Material. Dan achieved awards for sales in the Million Dollar Club and was recognized by the Arkansas realtors Association Award for Excellence. But Dan was a modest man who believed in hard work and giving back to others. He was not one to boast of his awards or display his trophies. He was more concerned that others around him were recognized for their work and received their rewards.

Dan loved his family and was very concerned for them when he was diagnosed with cancer. He was proud of his grandchildren and was honored to be called “Poppy.” Dan was a friend to many. It was the way he built his real estate career — by being a friend and developing relationships.

Dan fought a hard battle against the cancer which took his life. He was very proud of his fellow associates at Crye-Leike of Benton when they raised money in his honor during this past spring’s Relay for Life Walk. He will be missed by many.


Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Ashby Funeral Home with burial at Pinecrest Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
 




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Lillian Smith



Lillian Smith was born in Beech Grove, Arkansas on September 5, 1923 and died peacefully in her sleep after a long, courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease on Saturday July 12, 2008 in Portland, Texas.

Lillian was a schoolteacher in Arkansas before moving to Corpus Christi in 1956 where she taught school for many years before retiring in the early 1980’s. She was a lifelong member of Windsor Park Church of Christ (now King’s Crossing) where she served as an elder’s wife for many years.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, David Smith and by her second husband, Kirby Barker, Sr. She was also preceded in death by her parents, John and Ella Hots, her brother Ellis Hots and three sisters, Clara Swafford, Edna Wallis and Eula Arnhart.

She is survived by her two sisters, Freda Matheny of Monette and Aletta Hantke of Paragould and one brother, Kenneth Hots of Paragould. Also surviving are three children and their spouses, Wayne & Marjorie Smith of Edinburg, Texas, Barbara and Bruce Matthews of Portland, Texas, and Kaye and Dean Johnson of White Hall, Arkansas, nine grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at Heath Funeral Home. Her life will be celebrated at a graveside service at Morrow Cemetery, 10:00 AM Thursday, July 17, 2008, with L.R. Smith officiating.

Online guest book: www.heathfuneralhome.com



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Elmer Floyd Henry




Elmer Floyd Henry, 73, of Paragould, died Saturday, July 12, 2008, at his home.
He was born March 7, 1935 in Jonesboro the son of the late Vader and Annie Pocahontas (Wyse) Henry. His brother, Ernest Henry, also preceded him in death.
Mr. Henry was retired from the City of Austin, Texas where he was the waste water supervisor and was a member of Union Central Church of Christ.

Survivors include his beloved wife, Macel Henry of the home; daughters and sons-in-law: Michelle and Allen Wooldridge of Lafe, Martha and Wesley Queen of Pflugerville, Texas; sisters, Wilma Reagan, Inez Reagan, both of Jonestown, Texas; brothers, James Henry of Liberty Hill, Texas, Ralph Henry of Jonestown, Texas; grandson, Alex Wooldridge of Lafe; granddaughters, Sabrina Queen of Pflugerville, Texas and Melissa Brown of Longview, Texas.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Monday, July 14, at Heath Funeral Home. Additional services and burial will be at Liberty Hill Cemetery in Liberty Hill, Texas.

Memorials may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association, Arkansas Chapter, 10411 W. Markham, Suite 130, Little Rock, AR 72205-1409 or the Arthritis Foundation, 6213 Lee Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72205-9943.

Online guest book: www.heathfuneralhome.com




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Freda Dicus



Freda Mae Dicus was born November 1, 1925, and died Saturday, July 12, 2008.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Effie and Thomas Earlie Johns; her husband, Lorin Dicus, and by her daughter, Carletta Jane Ainsworth.

Freda is survived by her son, Ronnie Lee Ainsworth; his sons, her grandsons, Mark Alan, Paul Brian and Michael Scott Ainsworth; Scott’s children, her great-granddaughter, Micah Shea Ainsworth, and her great-grandson, Nicholas Scott Ainsworth. Also her great-grandson, Zachary Taylor Nuttall.

Freda is also survived by her brother, Flavil Johns; his sons, her nephews, Robert Lance, Brant and Garth Johns and their families and many cousins, nephews and nieces.

She will be remembered by so many dear friends as a person with an open and loving heart.

Freda was retired from work at Emerson Electric Co.

She was a member of The Church of Christ and attended at Center Hill.

A graveside service will be conducted at Memorial Gardens Cemetery and commence at 10:30 a.m. today. Please dress comfortably and casually.



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Bobby Earl Collier



Bobby Earl Collier, 65, of Jonesboro died on Sunday, July 13, 2008, at St. Bernard’s Medical Center.

He was born December 22, 1942, in Tulsa, OK. He was a retired truck driver, served in the U.S. Army and was of the Baptist belief.

Survivors include four sons, Jimmy Newton Collier, Donnie Earl Collier, David Wayne Collier and Ronald Wayne Collier, all of OK; two daughters, Amanda Collier and Lisa Marie Collier, both of OK; several grandchildren; and four sisters, Barbara Ann Morgan, Bonnie Faye Williams and Emma Elaine Whisenhunt, all of OK., and Minnie Ester Marshall of Siloam Springs.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Sue Collier.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2008 in Lorado Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home.

Online guest book: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com



 

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Sylvia A. Harris



Funeral services for 70-year-old Sylvia A. Harris of Paragould, who died July 14, 2008 at Greene Acres Nursing Home will be Thursday July 17th at 10:30 a.m. at Mulberry Church of Christ in Paragould.

Burial will follow at Pine Knot Cemetery. Visitation is tonight at Mulberry Church of Christ in Paragould.

Survivors: husband, Jess Harris of Paragould; two sons, Ronald Harris of Paragould and Charles Harris of Murray, Kentucky; one brother, Aydron (Sonny) Lemmons of Paragould and three grandchildren.

The family request that no flowers be sent; make donations to India Mission Work. Send donations to Joe Rowe, 4900 Finch Rd., Paragould, AR 72450.




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Helen Virginia Whitney



Helen Virginia Whitney, 84, of Lake City, died Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at Lakeside Nursing Center. She was born November 18, 1923 in Portia, the daughter of the late James and Alice Brummett Coy.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Sherman Whitney, son-in-law, Harvey Thompson, two brothers, Bill and Gene Coy and sister Juanita Harvey.

She was retired from Arkansas State University as a housekeeper and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.

She is survived by her daughters, Mitzie (Jerry) Whitten of Brookland, Wilma Thompson of Lake City; sons, James T. (Verna) Whitney of Paragould, Gary (Debbie) Whitney of Dixie, Arkansas; sister Alice-Jewel Brun of Little Rock, seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday, July 18th at Heath Funeral Home. Family and friends will meet at the Greene County Memorial Gardens at 2:00 p.m. Saturday for a graveside service with Paul Bean officiating. Grandsons, Alex Whitten, Adam Whitney, James Whitney, Darrell Thompson, Harvey Edward Faulkner and David Bellomy, will be pallbearers.
Granddaughters, Erica Whitten, Tara Bellomy and Janis Faulkner, will be honorary pallbearers.

Online guest book: www.heathfuneralhome.com





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Lenora Hill




Lenora Hill, 87, of Delaplaine, died Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. Lenora was a retired lunchroom worker in the Delaplaine School District. She was a member of the Delaplaine Church of Christ.
Born December 30, 1920, Lenora was the daughter of the late Charles and Vicky Stevens. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles "W.C." Hill; brothers, Bob Stevens and Paul Stevens; and sister, Lillie Jordan.
She is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Georgia Hill of Union, MO, Danny Hill of Delaplaine, and Rickey Hill of Corning; daughters and son-in-law, Janie Neal of Wentzville, MO, and Rita and Denny Stormes of Corning; brother and sister-in-law, Woodrow and Clara Stevens of Paragould; sisters and brother-in-law, Vivian Davis of Paragould, Imogene Rainwater of Delaplaine, Francis Pitcher of Delaplaine, Arzella Svaglic of St. Claire, MO, Venita Amick of Phoenix, AZ, and Wanda and Gene Fox of Brixly, MO; eighteen grandchildren; thirty-one great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.


Visitation will be Friday, July 18th from 4:30-8:00 p.m. at Heath Funeral Home. The funeral service will be Saturday at 11:00 am at the Delaplaine Church of Christ. Interment will follow at Jones Ridge Cemetery.
The family requests memorials are sent to the Paragould Children's Home.
Online guest book: www.heathfuneralhome.com


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Shirley Jean Young



Shirley Jean Young, 67, passed away July 16, 2008, at the home of her sister, Sue Lopez, in Paragould. She was born July 18, 1940.

Shirley was preceded in death by her father, Chalmer Wimberly; her mother, Frances Wimberly; and by one brother, Johnny Wimberly.

She is survived by her children, Shelia McCabee of Bonne Terre, Mo., Newton Carnahay, Lisa Pecoraro, and Jimmy Young, all of St. Louis; two sons-in-law, Gary McCabee and Tony Pecoraro; four grandchildren, Sabrina, Adam, Luke, and Gary Jr.; and by one great-granddaughter, Natalie. She is also survived by seven sisters, Doris Mansfield, Sue Lopez, Betty Anstiss, Anita Puckett, Kay Ward, Carla Finley, and Penny Slochowsky; four brothers, Sonny Wimberly, Chuck Wimberly, Jerry Wimberly and Jackie Maxwell; and by several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will take place 11 a.m., Saturday, at Calvary Full Gospel Church in Cardwell with Pastor Leland Dement officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests fresh plants only.

Her family especially appreciates her sister, Sue, for being there for her and celebrating life with her. Shirley loved Sue very much. They were not just sisters, but best friends. She will be missed very much.

 


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Judy Carol Howell



Born December 19, 1953, Judy Carol Thompson Howell, age 54, of Paragould died Thursday July 17, 2008.

She is survived by two daughters, Tammy Millsap and Stephanie Goodman; two sons, Robbie and Bruce Owens; her parents, Leon and Mary Shipman Thompson; three step- daughters, Mickie Howell, Samantha Morris, and Tina Rodriquez; one stepson , Rebel Howell; sisters, Faye Hatcher and Debbie Davis; brothers, Danny and Stevean Thompson all of Paragould; and 18 grandchildren .

Visitation will be held, Saturday, July 19, 2008 from 10:00 -11:00 a.m. at Heath Funeral Home. Family and friends will meet at 1:00 p.m. for a graveside service at Linwood Cemetery with Reverend Ron Pickney officiating.

Online guest book: www.heathfuneralhome.com




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Albert Clarence Jarvis



Albert C. Jarvis Paragould died Thursday, July 17, 2008 at the Belle Meade Nursing Center in Paragould. He was born July 15, 1924 in Marmaduke, Arkansas the son of Quincy and Mae (Glenn) Jarvis. He was a World War II Army veteran and a self employed mechanic and owner of a motor cycle shop. Albert is survived by a daughter, Marlene Bracken; one granddaughter, Krystal Levine and fiancť, Josh McFall; and one grandson Jordan Bracken of Paragould. He is preceded in death by his wife, Verval (Stone) Jarvis and his parents.
No services are planned.
Online guest book: www.heathfuneralhome.com

 

 

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Jack G. Richmond



Jack G. Richmond passed away July 18, 2008, at Santa Fe, Texas at the age of 84. He was born on June 24, 19247 in Wichita, KS. Jack was a former resident of Paragould, AR., and was a trusted physician for over 25 years in Greene County, AR.
He has resided in Santa Fe since 1989 and after his retirement went on to teach as an Associate Professor at UTMB in Galveston, TX.
Jack served as an honorable member of the United States Air Force and United States Army. He enjoyed golfing and was a member of the Chaparral Golf Club.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Shirley Richmond. He is also survived by his children, Casey Richmond, Brian Richmond, Valerie York and her husband, Devin and Tim Richmond, as well as one granddaughter, Courtney Briana Richmond.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., this evening, at Forest Park East Funeral Home, 21620 Gulf Freeway, Webster, Texas 77598.
A private funeral service will take place Tuesday and interment will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery.

 



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LaVerne Gibbs Vaughn




LaVerne G. Vaughn, age 91, of Paragould, died Friday at Belle Meade Nursing Center. Mrs. Vaughn was born June 5, 1917, she was a homemaker and a member of the 7th and Mueller Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Beatrice Lockard Gibbs, husband, Eathell Vaughn, and sister, Velma Ritter.
Survivors include sons, Kenneth Dale Vaughn and Phillip Don Vaughn of Memphis, TN, daughters, Mary Ann MacFarlane of Granite Bay, CA, Norma Poppele of Montello, WS and Joyce Daley of Lehigh, UT.
Sixteen grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren.
Visitation will be Thursday from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at Heath Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Heath Colonial Chapel with Larry McFadden officiating.

Burial will follow in Cardwell Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Phil, Kenny and Mark Vaughn, Terry Buck, Greg and Charlie Poppele, Rodney Daley and Joe Williams. The family has requested that memorials be sent to the Children’s Home of Paragould.
Online guest book: www.heathfuneralhome.com




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Carlos Hollis, Sr.
 



Carlos Hollis, Sr, 84, of Paragould, died Saturday, July 19, 2008 at his home. A Veteran of the United States Army, he was born on September 16, 1923 in Paragould.
Mr. Hollis was a retired builder and real estate broker, and the oldest member of Griffin Memorial United Methodist Church, having been a charter member in 1936.

He was predeceased by his parents, C.W. and Laura Hollis; four brothers, Howard, Jewell, Jesse and John Hollis; two sisters, Doris Case and Margarite Hensley.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Wava Robinson Hollis, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Carletta and Garry Carr of Houston, Texas, and Cindy and Richard Brummett of Paragould; a son and daughter-in-law Winston Hollis, Jr. and his wife Peggy Hollis of Paragould; nine grandchildren: Debra Witcher and her husband Stacy, Kelly Clayton and her husband Frank, Lindsay Brummett, Michael Hollis and his wife Jennifer, and Sheri Lenderman and her husband Shannon, all of Paragould; Aaron Hollis of Augusta, Georgia, Amy Brown and her husband Thad of Augusta, Georgia, Laura Carr of Houston, Texas, and Lynn Carr and his wife Presha of Houston, and ten great-grandchildren: David and Kegan Clayton, Carleigh and Justin Hollis, Clayton and Colton Lenderman and Nina Witcher, all of Paragould; and Davis Brown of Augusta, Georgia, and Kaylyn and Keely Carr of Houston.

Graveside service will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at the Linwood Cemetery with Michael Sutton officiating. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Mitchell Funeral Home in Paragould.

Pallbearers will include: Rick Walker, Phillip Myles, Chuck Boone, Rob McClung, Jeff Boone and Jay Boone. Honorary pallbearers will include: Carol Darter and Chris Christian.

The family requests that memorials be made to the Griffin Memorial United Methodist Church building fund.

Online guest book: www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com

 



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Virgie Scott



Virgie R. “Robbie” Scott, 74, of Holly, MI., died Saturday, July 19, 2008, at Genesys Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Swartz Funeral Home, 1225 West Hill Road, Flint, Mich., with the Rev. Jim Reid officiating and burial in Crestwood Cemetery at Grand Blanc, Mich.

Those desiring may make contributions to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. Thursday until time of the service in the funeral home.

Virgie was born at Marmaduke on October 28, 1933, the daughter of the late Shelby and Lucendia Lacewell. She was a resident of the Flint area for 34 years before retiring to Rector in 1988. She married Doyne E. Scott on March 12, 1954, at Rector.

She was active in playing music and singing at community centers in her home vicinity and centers all over Northeast Arkansas and the Flint area.

Surviving are her loving husband, Doyne; five daughters, Sheron and husband Rocky Piccobotta of Flint, Darlene and husband Stephen Beebe of Holly, Brenda and husband Craig Defoy of Flint, Laura and husband Alan Culp of Las Vegas and Genie Scott of Holly; grandchildren, David Beebe of Holly, Mandi and husband Scott Hatchew of Flint, Martina Piccobotta and fiance Paul Gonzales, all of Montrose, Mich., Erika Guldi of Holly, Katie Rutherford of Flint, Jennifer Defoy of Warren, Mich., and Stacie Defoy of Flint; five great-grandchildren, Madison, Nicholas, Makenzi, Anthony and Devin; brothers, Quinton and wife Sally Lacewell of Mount Morris, Mich., Shelby and wife Renee Lacewell of Millington, Mich., and Danny Lacewell of Holly; sisters, Berniece Sexton of Canton, N.C., and Freda and husband Larry Hayes of Asheville, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her sisters, Erma Cardwell and Cindy Gillenwater.

Your condolences may be shared with the family at: www.swartzfuneralhomeinc.com



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Loretta Cox



Loretta Cox, age 68, of Stuttgart died Saturday, July 19, 2008.

She was born June 30, 1940, in Greene County, AR. to Raymond and Viola Wheeler Cox, who preceded her in death.

Loretta graduated from Paragould High School in 1958 and married Jerry Baldridge. Together they had two sons, Jerry, Jr. and Terry. She enjoyed league bowling throughout the 1970s and 1980s based in Clarksdale, Miss. While living there she was owner and operator of Southern Seafood Company, a seafood and catering business. She was a former member of The Gold Wing Road Riders Association and enjoyed motor cycle touring. She lived in Pine Bluff in the early 1990’s where she was employed in retail sales at Sears.

After moving to Stuttgart in 1997, Loretta attended Grand Avenue United Methodist Church where she was active in the Adult Singles Group. She was the former Political Action Chairperson and President-Elect of the Stuttgart Regional Medical Center Auxiliary. She was an active member of RSVP, previously serving as secretary. Through RSVP she currently served at the Stuttgart Chamber of Commerce and the Museum of the Grand Prairie. She was a master sewing volunteer with the AR Cooperative Extension Service and had served as a judge for the Southeast AR District Fair. She perfected the art of needlecraft including sewing, knitting, quilting, tatting, smocking and embroidery. In recent years she volunteered at Celtic Fest in Jackson, Miss., where she managed the hospitality suite for performing youth. As a cancer survivor, Loretta lived life to the fullest and enjoyed every moment spent with her family and friends.

Survivors are two sons, Jerry Baldridge, Jr. of Stuttgart, and Terry Baldridge and wife, Leila, of Vicksburg, Miss., and two grandchildren, Keegan Baldridge of Vicksburg, Miss. and J.B. Duncan of Whitehall.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, July 25, 2008, at Grand Avenue United Methodist Church in Stuttgart with the Rev. George Rook officiating. Memorials may be made to the SRMC Auxiliary Scholarship Fund. The family will be at the home of Tricia Smith, 603 South College, Stuttgart.

 

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Euel Joseph Cannon



Euel Joseph Cannon of Landers, CA. died Sunday, July 20, 2008. Joe was born in Paragould but had lived in San Diego and Landers since 1971. He was retired from the University of San Diego Hospital.

He was the son of the late Lloyd and Elsie Cannon.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by four brothers, Doyle, Gerald, Carlton and Winston and one sister, Charlene Kirby. He is survived by one sister, June Dorsett and many nieces and nephews and a host of friends in San Diego and Palm Springs, CA.

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Alan Cody




Alan Wayne “Buddy” Cody, 49, of Paragould, died Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at Belle Meade Nursing Center. He was born July 29, 1958 in South Haven, Michigan.
Survivors include one brother, Tony Hall of the home; and several aunts and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, J. D. Cody; his mother, Sceles Bette Hall; and one brother, Rodney Cody.
Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, July 24th, at Shiloh Cemetery. There will be no public visitation.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to assist with funeral expenses may be made to Mitchell Funeral Home.
Online guest book: www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com



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Jean Margaret Reynolds



Jean Margaret Reynolds, 77, of Paragould died, Tuesday, July 22, 2008, at St. Bernard’s Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born September 15, 1930, in South Bend, IN. the daughter of the late Gilbert Arthur and Evelyn Crawford White. She was a retired teacher, having taught in Glendale, AZ. and Japan. She was of Episcopal faith.

Surviving Jean are three sons, Scott Relaford and John Thomas Reynolds, Jr. of Tacoma, WA. and Martin Gary Grant of Las Vegas, NV.; one daughter, Evelyn Jill Seeglitz of Glendale, AZ.; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Jean was also preceded in death by her husband, John Thomas Reynolds.

Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m., August 3rd, at Linwood Cemetery with her oldest son, Scott officiating.

Online guest book: www.heathfuneralhome.com



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Bryan Kelly Pique



Bryan Kelly Pique, 44, of Paragould passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center.

Born September 6, 1963, Bryan was the son of the late Sgt. Kelly Ray Pique, an Arkansas State Trooper who preceded him in death in 1977. Bryan was also preceded in death by his grandparents, Holland and Ina Weaver, Herbert Pique and Clara Pique Swafford.

Bryan was a member of First Baptist Church, Puxico, Mo.

Survivors include his wife, Felecia Pique of Paragould; mother and stepfather, Martha and Leon Gadberry of Forrest City; stepson, Josh Kissee, wife Rebecca and family, Jacob, Jordan, Johnathan, Jonah and Jared of Paragould; brother and sister-in-law, Kenny and Robin Pigue and family Chelsea, Dillon and Dru of Jonesboro; stepbrother, Sam Gadberry of Searcy; father-in-law, Bob Miller of Kansas City, MO.; mother-in-law, Joni Huffman of Paragould; and stepgrandmother, Hazel Weaver of Panama City Beach, FL.

Visitation will be Friday, July 25, 2008 from 6-8 p.m. at Heath Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in Memorial Gardens Cemetery with the Revs. Jerry Weaver and Jeff Weaver officiating and James Wilthong.

Memorials may be made to Heath Funeral Home in memory of Bryan Kelly Pique.

Online guest book: www.heathfuneralhome.com



 

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Dewanda Jean Anderson

 


Dewanda Jean Anderson, 63, of Paragould, died Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at her residence. Born February 25, 1945 in Mounds, AR., she was the former owner of Anderson Furniture and Gift Gallery. Mrs. Anderson was a member of Greater Vision Ministries.
Survivors include her mother, Almeria Jackson of Paragould; four sons, Lance Dunlap, Steven Anderson, Eddie Anderson and Thomas Anderson, all of Paragould; and two daughters, Lisa Hardman of Winnebago, IL. and Timmi Sims of Paragould. She is also survived by one brother, Richard Jackson of Foley, AL.; one sister, Valarie Mills of Jonesboro; five grandchildren, Mandy Daily, Dusty Daily, Drew Hardman, Rachael Sullivan, and Matthew Anderson; great goddaughter, Randi Piper Williams; and by her best friend, Faye May.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Anderson; her father, Harrell Jackson; and one son, Robert Dunlap.

Visitation will be Thursday, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Mitchell Funeral Home, Paragould.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m., Friday, July 25th, at the Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel with Rick Ethridge officiating. Burial will follow in Shiloh Cemetery.

Tommy Chamberlain, Tommy Anderson, David Holland, Jake Kinnard, Kyle Walton, and Bucky Morris will serve as pallbearers.

Online guest book: www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com


 


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Jimmie Ray Ayers



Jimmie Ray Ayers, 74, of Paragould passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2008, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center.

He was born October 15, 1933, at Paragould to Chris Ray and Mary Juanita Nooner Ayers. He served in the U.S. Army. Dining out with his family was something he enjoyed.

He is survived by two sons, Steven Ayers of Abilene, Texas, and Mark Ayers and wife Robyn of Paragould; three daughters, Debra Susan Deese of West Memphis, Debbie Ann Payne of Cunningham, Tenn., and Julie Ayers of Michigan; two brothers, Larry Ayers of Somerville, Texas, and Elvin Smothers of Paragould; three sisters, Betty Wynell Lovelady of St. Louis, Pat Smothers of Paragould and Wilma Sue Uttley of Kaufman, Texas; several grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his parents; a brother, Richard Allen “Red” Ayers; and a sister, Barbara Ann Ayers.

There will be a memorial service at 2 p.m. Friday, July 25, 2008 in Center Hill Chapel of Phillips Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry Ayers officiating. The body will be cremated.

The family requests memorials be made to Children’s Home Inc. of Paragould.

Online guest book: www.phillipsfuneral.net

 

 


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Maxine Griffin



Maxine “Poochie” Griffin, age 74, of Williamsville, MO., passed from this life at her residence on Wednesday, July 23, 2008, surrounded by her loved ones.

Maxine was born November 25, 1933, to the late Hurtis and Edith Church Brewer. She was a piece worker at Bussman Fuse Plant for many years and an avid flea marketer.

Maxine was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Leslie Griffin; three brothers, Cecil Brewer, Bill Brewer and Grover Brewer; and two sisters, Earline “Dean” Massey and Katherin Walley.

She was survived by two sons, Ricky Griffin and wife Michelle of Cahokia, IL., and Bobby Griffin of Williamsville; three daughters, Judy Schrum of Florissant, MO., Joan “Mink” Heath of Fort Smith and Antonia ‚€œToni‚€Ě Becker and husband David of Williamsville; one brother, Clifford Brewer of FL.; one sister, Johnny Faye Brewer; 18 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. Saturday, July 26, 2008 in the Irby Funeral Home chapel, Marmaduke.

Funeral services will be Saturday, July 26, 2008 at 3 p.m. at Irby Funeral Home at Marmaduke with Gary Morris officiating. Interment will be in Providence Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that you make donations to Providence Cemetery.

Online guest book: www.irbyfuneralhome.com

 

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Anna Flora Guard

 

Anna Flora Guard, 94, of Cardwell, MO, died Friday, July 25, 2005 at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. Anna was retired from the Arbyrd Compress and was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Survivors include: 6 nieces and 6 nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Martin Guard, parents, Florian and Mary Ungerank Martin, brothers, Florian and Albert Martin, sisters, Emma Martin, Frances DeBons and Louise Martin.

Rosary services will be Sunday at 7:00 p.m. at Heath Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 7:30 – 8:30 following the Rosary. Funeral Mass will be Monday at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Matt Garrison officiating.
Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. The family has requested that memorials be sent to St. Mary’s School Trust Fund or the Catholic Newman Center, 2800 E. Johnson, Jonesboro, AR 72401.

Online guest book: www.heathfuneralhome.com



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Raymond England, Jr.




Raymond Charles England, Jr., 35 of Paragould, died Friday, July 25th, 2008 as a result of an automobile accident. Raymond was born September 2, 1972, in Paragould. He was employed at England Auto Sales and was a member of the Providence Missionary Baptist Church.

Raymond was preceded in death by his mother, Christine Mae Duke England.

Survivors include, his finance’ Kelly Kemp, father, Raymond England, Sr., sisters & brothers-in-law, Penny and Rex Morton and Cindy and Bill Kienbusch all of Paragould.

Visitation will be Monday from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Heath Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. at Heath Colonial Chapel with Rev. Laramie Lequieu officiating.
Burial will follow in Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to: Arkansas School for the Deaf, 2400 West Markham St., Little Rock, AR 72205.

Online guest book: www.heathfuneralhome.com



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Allen Wayne Dortch



Allen Wayne Dortch, 61, of Trumann, AR., formerly of Red Onion, MO., died Friday, July 25, 2008 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center. Born May 29, 1947 in Paragould, he was a retired gunsmith.
He is survived by his wife, Jane Dortch of Trumann; two sons, Robert and James Dortch of Trumann; one brother, Joe Dortch of Marmaduke, four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents. J. C. and Grace Dortch.

Funeral services will be Monday, July 28, 1:30 p.m. at the Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Odom officiating.
Burial will be in New Friendship Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, July 27, 2008, 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mitchell Funeral Home.

Online guest book: www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com



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Mary Lou Gibbs



Mary Lou Gibbs, 74, went to be with the Lord on Friday, July 25, 2008. Services are private.
She was born June 24, 1934, in Paragould to Richard and Eula Smith Cobb.

She is survived by her children, Janice Keller, Peggy Housel and Michael Meriwether; sisters, Betty Barton and Ann Cobb; brothers, Leroy Cobb, Bob Cobb and Billy Joe Cobb; grandchildren, Kendall, Chasity and Lewis and great-grandchildren, William, Evan and Olivia.

 



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Albert Smelser

 

Albert Ghyraine Smelser, 68, of Paragould died Saturday, July 26, 2008 at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. He was born July 28, 1939 in Greene County, Arkansas.
Mr. Smelser served his country in the US Army and was retired from General Motors. He was of Baptist faith.

Survivors include his mother Cathryn (Wartham) Smelser of Paragould; brothers, Doyle Smelser of Philadelphia, PA, Ron Smelser of Montrose, MI, and Jack Smelser of Great Cacapon, WV; one sister Carla Babcock of Mt. Morris, MI.
Albert is preceded in death by his father Champ Bertram Smelser.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, 1:30 p.m. at the Heath Colonial Chapel with Reverend Dennis Strope officiating.
Burial will follow at Greene County Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm Tuesday at Heath Funeral Home.

Online guest book: www.heathfuneralhome.com




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Jimmy Olen Sparks




Dr. Jimmy Olen Sparks, 75, of Olive Branch MS., formerly of Marmaduke, died Saturday, July 26 in Southaven, Mississipi. Born July 25, 1933 in Marmaduke, was a retired Southern Baptist minister, serving churches in Tennessee, Kentucky, Arkansas, and Mississippi, and was a veteran of the Korean War
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He is survived by his wife, Ann Sparks of Olive Branch; two sons and daughters-in-law, Rickey and Sherry Sparks of Southaven, and Kenny and Rhonda Sparks of Olive Branch; two brothers, Cloyce Sparks of Paragould and Melbourn Sparks of Oklahoma City; one sister, Devant Taylor of Marmaduke, and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Will and Lydia Sparks; five brothers, Jake, Troy, and J. W. Sparks, and two infant brothers; two sisters, Mondra Faughn and Alline Kingston.

Visitation will be Tuesday, July 29th 11:00 a.m. until service time.
Services will be Tuesday, July 29th at 1:30 p.m. at the Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel with burial in New Friendship Cemetery.

Online guest book: www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com

 



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Terry Allen Farley



Terry Allen Farley, 57, of Paragould, died Saturday, July 26, 2008, at his residence.
Born August 22, 1950, in Paragould, Mr. Farley was an employee of Martin Sprocket and Gear for 25 years and was of the Methodist faith.


He is survived by one brother, Gary Farley of Mansfield, Ohio; two sisters, Sue Friar and her husband, J. M. of Paragould, and Beth Ward of Powhatan; and by his dog, Petey.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Betty Sue Farley; one brother, Keith Farley; and one nephew, Greg Farley.


Visitation will be from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., Tuesday, at the Mitchell Funeral Home in Paragould.
Graveside services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 30th , at New Friendship Cemetery with David Johnston, Jr. officiating. The procession will leave Mitchell Funeral Home at 9:40 a.m.
Kenneth Wooldridge, Rick Newsom, Richard Cline, Jessie Friar, Dustin Campbell and Troy Johnston will serve as pallbearers.
Online guest book: www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com



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Robert Franklin Medsker



Robert Franklin Medsker, 71, of Paragould, died Sunday, July 27, 2008, at St. Bernard's Medical Center.
Born August 4, 1936, in Beech Grove, he retired from Hussman Refrigeration in St. Louis. Mr. Medsker was a veteran of the US Navy.


Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Alvin Dyer of Thayer, Missouri, Mary Jane and Randy Jackson of Bridgeton, Missouri, Cindy Kay and William Welsh of Louisville, Kentucky; four brothers, Chuck Medsker of Warrenton, Missouri, Berley Medsker of Eldon, Missouri, Leo Medsker of Middleburg, Florida, and Major Medsker of Warrenton, Missouri. He is also survived by two sisters, Lonie Owen and Ozella Harris, both of Paragould; eight grandchildren, Doug Songer, Kelly Gardner, Tabitha Madding, Cindy Madding, Robert Dyer, Angela Meintz, Zachary Jackson and Brent Walsh; five great grandchildren, Jasmine, Anthony, William, Jackson and Jorden; and by many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dewey and Fronie Medsker; and by one brother, Lester Medsker


Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, at the Mitchell Funeral Home in Paragould.
Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 30th, at the Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel with Daniel Brown and Richard Dennis officiating. Burial will follow in Finch Cemetery.
Pallbearers will include Doug Songer, Zachary Jackson, Robert Dyer, Marty Harris, Todd Harris, and Tony Harris.
Memorials to Finch Cemetery would be appreciated.
Online guest book: www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com




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Reva Ann Beeler




Reva Ann Beeler, 74, of Paragould, died on Sunday, July 27, 2008 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center.
Mrs. Beeler was born May 23, 1924. She was homemaker and a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Reva was preceded in death by her husband, Gailen Beeler, son, Mike Fesler, parents, Forrest and Mary Shumate Evans, and sister, Marie Bateman.

Survivors include, daughters, Susan Young of Ft. Pierce, FL and Letha Clark of Marion, AR, son, Jeff Beeler of Paragould. Brothers, Glen Evans of Paragould and Paul Evans of Florrisant, MO, sisters, Ruby Boyd, Francis Rogers of Paragould and Rena Snow of Rector. Eight grandchildren.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Heath Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 30th at 11:00 a.m. at Heath Colonial Chapel with Rev. Dennis Davis officiating.
Burial will follow in Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Calvary Care Center, 401 Bard Rd., Paragould, AR 72450

Online guest book: www.heathfuneralhome.com




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Bobby George Perry



Dr. Bobby George Perry, 68, of Paragould died Monday, July 28, 2008 at St. Bernards Medical Center.

He was born Jan. 14, 1940, at Houston, AR., the son of the late Willie Bob and Mary Agnes Kemper Perry. Bob retired as director of the Northeast Arkansas County Extension District. He was previously a county extension agent over Lonoke, Drew, Pike, Washington and Crittenden counties.

Bob received his bachelor’s degree from Arkansas State University, where he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and was a lifelong ASU Indian fan. He received his master’s degree from the University of Maryland, and his specialist’s and doctoral degree from the University of Arkansas.

Bob was a Rotarian, member of the National Association of Federal Employees, member of the First United Methodist Church and the FUMC Choir, was an avid traveler and Buffalo River camper. Bob recently performed at Carnegie Hall with the ASU-Community choir.

Survivors include his beloved wife, Diane Deckelman Perry of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Holly Perry of Harrison; daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Jeff Cagle of Palestine; and grandchildren, Zachary and Mallory Perry, and Jana, Jessica and Jacob Cagle.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 this evening at Heath Funeral Home. His life will be celebrated in First United Methodist Church at 1 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. Tom Letchworth officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park at Harrisburg.

Active pallbearers are Bob Branch, Jay Gilbert, Dennis Weaver, Jerry Thomas, Glen Pillow and Bobby Dale Fallon.

Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Pairs and Spares Sunday School Class.

Memorials may be sent to First United Methodist Church, 404 West Main St., Paragould 72450.

Online guest book: www.heathfuneralhome.com




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Leroy Allen Quinn



Leroy Allen Quinn, 57, of Lafe, died Monday, July 28, 2008, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center.
Born February 2, 1951, in Monette, AR., to Stanford and Norma Quinn, he was a farmer and of the Pentecostal faith.

Survivors include his father, Stanford Quinn and wife, Sandy, of Marmaduke; two sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Tammy Quinn of Hartford, MI., Steve and Pam Quinn of Lafe; three daughters, Mary Quinn, Marsha Hunt and husband, Bruce, of AL., and Candy Quinn of Paragould.

He is also survived by three brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Jackie Quinn, Jackie and Cathy Quinn, Eddie and Candy Quinn, all of Paragould; one sister, Elaine Maness of TN.; six stepbrothers; six stepsisters; sixteen grandchildren, Mark, Jennifer, Heather, Justin, Dawayne, Steve, Jamie, Christopher and DeeDee Quinn, Ken, Alex, and Latisha Stanley, Michelle Jackson, Sean Whitt, Megan and Cody Haneline; six great grandchildren, David, Mark, Jr. and Jadden Quinn, Madison, Alexis and Caleb Stanley; and by many nieces and nephews.

Mr. Quinn was preceded in death by his mother, Norma Quinn; and by two grandchildren, Justin and Danielle Quinn.

Visitation will be from 6:00-9:00 p.m., Wednesday, at Mitchell Funeral Home, Paragould.

The funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 31st, at Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Hartsoe Cemetery.

Online guest book: www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com

 

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Frances Evans Sharp

 


Frances Evans Sharp, 87, formerly of Paragould, passed away July 28, 2008, due to natural causes. She was a member of The United Trainmen Union, Mizpah Lodge #481. She worked as a homemaker and a nurses’ aid.

Mrs. Sharp was born August. 7, 1920, in Paragould to Mary Jane and James Samuel Evans.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James M. Sharp.

She is survived by one daughter, Sandra Sharp Everett of Lakeland, FL.; one son, Wayne Sharp of Bethlehem, PA.; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at New Friendship Cemetery in Paragould on August 23, 2008, 10:30 a.m.




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Irda Mae Vore



Irda Mae Vore, 82, of Leachville, died Wednesday, July 30th , 2008 at St. Bernards Medical Center.

She was born May 25, 1926, in Marmaduke to the late James and Volina Robinson. She was a homemaker and a member of the Leachville First Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Loren Vore of the home; three sons, Jerrell “Wayne” Vore and wife, Ruth Ann of Jonesboro, James Wilson Vore and wife, Mary of Cardwell and Gary Gene Vore of Charlotte, N.C.; seven grandchildren, Michael Wayne Vore and wife, Donna; Michelle Renee Bowman and husband, Greg, Nicholas James Vore, Chad Edward Vore, Gary Gene Vore Jr., Christopher Vore and Jonathan Vore and Connie; seven great-grandchildren, Makayla Richardson, Emily Vore, Jared Vore, Joey Young, Jacob Bowman, Katie Bowman.

She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Robert Robinson, Walter Robinson, Merle Robinson and Harvey Robinson.

A celebration of her life will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, at the Gregg Funeral Home Chapel in Monette with Rev. Louie Robinson and Danny Robinson officiating. Burial will follow in the Greene County Memorial Gardens.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are Chad Vore, Michael Vore, Nicholas Vore, Greg Bowman, D. Robinson and Johnny Hawkins.


Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., today, at the Gregg Funeral Home in Monette.

Personal condolences may be sent to the Vore family at www.greggfunerals.com



 

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Ellen V. Harmon

 


Ellen V. Harmon, 86, of Paragould, formerly of Piggott, passed away Thursday, July 31, 2008, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould.

She was the daughter of the late W.O. and Nettie Carmichael Eubanks.

Survivors include her children, Netta Adams of San Antonio, Gary Williamson of Lakeland, Tenn., Lynda Woolery of Piggott, Ronda Beasley of Paragould, Crystal Current of Tucson, Ariz., and David Williamson of South Lyon, Mich.

Services are Sunday, August 3, 2008 at 2 p.m. in Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home at Piggott with burial in Nimmons Cemetery.

Visitation will be at 6 p.m. Saturday.

 


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Elwood Huggins



Elwood “Woody” Huggins, 75, of Paragould died Thursday, July 31, 2008, at St. Bernards Medical Center.

He was born May 31, 1933, at Senath, Mo., to Easter Eve and Scholar Huggins, and was a carpenter.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Alfrieda Huggins and Florine Bruce; five brothers, Ernest Harvey, Melvin Huggins, Don Huggins, Bill Huggins and Jack Huggins; and one son, Kevin Huggins who passed away in 2003.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis, of the home; his son, Richard, wife Ronna and their two children, Jordan and Ty, all of Bono. He is also survived by his sister, Mavis Bradley of Paragould; his oldest grandson, Kenyon Huggins; granddaughter, Sarah and Ryan Moore of Bono; special grandson, Chad Harmon and family of Oakland, Tenn.; two great-grandchildren, Payton and Grayson Moore of Bono; and by his dog, Spanky.

He leaves nieces and nephews in Paragould, Texas, Michigan and Florida and friends that were near and dear to him.

There will be a memorial service at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 3rd in Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel with Jim Parrish officiating. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time.

Lasting memorials to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis would be appreciated.

Online guest book: www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com





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Myrtilla McDowell



Myrtilla “Til” McDowell, 78, of Corning died Thursday, July 31, 2008, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould.

Mrs. McDowell was born October 5, 1929. She was retired from Basler Electric and a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Corning.

Survivors include her sons, John McDowell of Paragould, Jerry McDowell of North Little Rock and Jim McDowell of Tulsa, Okla.; daughter, Jennifer Farley of North Little Rock; brothers, Irvin Eddington of Doniphan, Mo., Charlie Eddington and Burton Eddington, both of Datto; sisters, Juanita Blackburn of Jonesboro, Virginia Lopez of St. Louis, Barbara White of Maynard, June Swan and Brenda Eddington, both of Datto; and grandchildren, Amanda, Josh, Heather, J.D. (Ashley), Joseph and Natalie McDowell, Jessica, Jana and Jill Farley.

Visitation will be this evening from 6-9 at Ermert Funeral Home in Corning.

Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in Calvary Baptist Church at Corning with the Rev. Sunny Williams officiating. Burial will be in Corning Cemetery.


 

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Melissa Dawn Meeker



Melissa Dawn Meeker, 35, formerly of Paragould departed this life Thursday, July 31, 2008 in Nashville, TN.
She was born November 22, 1972 in Poplar Bluff, MO, to Terry and Teresa Wood. She was an English teacher at Southland High School in Cardwell.
She is survived by her husband, Mike, and children, Meredith and Max, of the home; her parents, Terry Wood of Jonesboro and Teresa Wood of Paragould; grandparents, Elsie Wood of Paragould and Ralph and Juanita Loftin of Cardwell; and sister and brother-in-law, Julie and Randy Hughes of Austin, TX.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather, William Wood, and her mother-in-law, Sandra Meeker.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, August 3, at 2:00 pm at East Side Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Morrow Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00-9:00 pm Saturday, August 2, at Heath Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or www.caringbridge.org


Online guest book: www.heathfuneralhome.com


 

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