Greene County, Arkansas

June 2001Obituaries


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Zelva Corine Robinson

Zelva Corine Robinson, 80, a Greene Acres Nursing home resident, formerly of Lafe, died Thursday, June 7, 2001, at Arkansas Methodist Hospital.
She was born April 6, 1921, in Cooter, Mo. She retired after teaching 35 years with the Lafe School District. She was a member of West View Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Robinson; her parents, Luther and Lizzie Morgan; and one brother, Doyle Morgan.
Survivors include a son, Ronnie Robinson of Lafe; a daughter, Delores Clayton of Southaven, Miss.; two brothers, Raymond Morgan of Okeechobee, Fla., and Leroy Morgan of Jacksonville; four sisters, Katie Gray of Doniphan, Mo., Elva Barner (her twin) of Lafe, Alma Eaker of Paragould and Sue Botkins of Lafe; five grandchildren, Greg Garner, Tracy Garner, Gina Garner Cook, Shane Robinson and Mikka Robinson; and two great-grandchildren, Jonathan Garner and Mitchell Garner.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Mitchell Funeral Home in Paragould with Leroy Morgan and Curt Dwyer officiating. Burial will follow at Greene County Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Terry Barner, Donnie Townsend, Randy Morgan, Trevor Newman, Steven Nagy and Keith White.

Memorials can be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 919 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1100, Chicago, IL 60511-1676 or to the charity of the donor's choice.

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Jackie May

Jackie May, 43, of Paragould, formerly of Thebes died Friday, June 8, 2001, at Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould.
He was born March 19, 1958, in Granite City, Ill. He was a member of New Antioch Baptist Church in Paragould and the American Rifle Association. He was a construction worker.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Diane Hammond; two brothers, Leonard and Patrick May.
Survivors include his wife, Sheila of Paragould; a son, Jackie May Jr., of Olive Branch; a daughter, Natashia Imparato of Thebes; a stepdaughter, Amanda Boling of Paragould; a grandchild; six step grandchildren; four sisters, Linda Bevens of Thebes, Willa Simmons of McClure; Dixie Reed of Prince Village, Mo., and Barbara Bailey of Olive Branch; four brothers, Ronnie May of Mesa, Ariz., Cecil, Robert and Thomas May, all of Thebes; and nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms with the Rev. Darrell Faire officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Thebes.
Visitation will be at 5 p.m. Sunday and on Monday until time of service at the funeral home.


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Willis Cribbs

Willis Cribbs, 79, died Monday, June 25, 2001, at the City Hospital in Sherman, Texas.
He was born July 8, 1921, in Paragould. He was a farmer in Lawrence County near O'Kean for many years and was also a maintenance man for the National Cash Register in Phoenix, Ariz. He was a member of the Ricker Free Will Baptist Church near O'Kean.
Survivors include his wife, Val Cribbs of the home; two sons, Jerry Cribbs of Indiana, Eldon Cribbs of California; a daughter, Jeanette Mawette of Phoenix; three brothers, Willie of Chicago, Ill., Sylvester of Paragould and Thomas E. of Saratoga, Calif.; a sister, Flora G. Jones of Paragould; and six grandchildren.
Burial will be held in Phoenix on Friday.


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Clarence Henry Overbay Sr.

Clarence Henry Overbay Sr., 91, of Paragould, formerly of Cardwell, Mo., died Wednesday, June 27, 2001, at Arkansas Methodist Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are pending with Emerson Funeral Home in Jonesboro.


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