Greene County Arkansas
Obituaries June 2004
Joe Ann Amorine, 68, of Walcott, died Tuesday, June 1, 2004 at her residence.
She was born January 11, 1936, in Caruthersville, Missouri.
Mrs. Amorine was formerly the activity director for Home for the Golden Years, Paragould, and social director for Rose Care Nursing Home, Jonesboro. She was a member of Stanford Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Charles Anthony Amorine and Mark Vincent Amorine; and one daughter, Tina Wood, all of Walcott; two brothers, Daniel David Jarrett and Jerry Jarrett, both of Paducah, Kentucky; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Amorine; her parents, William Loyd and Mary Eastwood Jarrett; two brothers, Bill and Jackie Jarrett; and by one sister, Mary Alice Jarrett.
Visitation will be from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Friday, at Mitchell Funeral Home, Paragould.
Funeral service will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel, with Marion Gramling and Tom Elliott officiating. Burial will be in the Warren's Chapel Cemetery.
John William Thompson Jr., 60, of Corning died Tuesday, June 1, 2004 in
Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Walnut Ridge.
Willey Henry Gregory
Willey Henry Gregory, 71, Paragould, died Wednesday, June 2, 2004 in Paragould. He was a retired construction worker and was of Baptist belief.
He is survived by his wife, Veona Gregory, of the home; daughters, Kimberly Gregory of Ravenden Springs, and Sheila Gregory of Missouri; sisters, Geneva Martin of Paragould, and Berta Shaver of Beech Grove; brothers, Dallas "Bud" Gregory, and Kenneth Gregory, both of Paragould; grandchildren, Nathan Colby, Gregory and Jeremy Michael Gregory.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Mary Faulk Gregory and a brother, Leland Gregory.
Funeral services were Saturday at Heath Colonial Chapel with Reverend Marion Gramling officiating. Interment was at Linwood Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1204 Robinwood, Paragould, Arkansas 72450.
Johnny Lee "Butch" Hendrix
Johnny Lee "Butch" Hendrix, 53, of Paragould, passed away Wednesday, June 2, 2004.
He was employed with Emerson Electric Company in Paragould. He was of Lutheran belief.
He is survived by his wife, Valerie Hendrix of Paragould; two sons and a daughter-in-law, David and Cobi Hendrix of Boydsville, Arkansas, and Jake Hendrix of Paragould; one sister, Joy Fortenberry of Paragould; two grandchildren, Sawyer and John Ford Hendrix of Boydsville.
He is preceded in death by his parents, John Thomas and Cora Lee Bazzill Hendrix.
Visitation will be today at Heath Funeral Home from 6:30-9:00 P.M.
The funeral service will be Friday at 10:00 A.M. at the Heath Colonial Chapel with Rev. Rick Etheridge officiating.
Burial will follow at Greene County Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be John Paul Clark, Ron Wilson, Phil Williams, Tommy Smith, Danny Robb, Kendricks Robb, Gary Prince, Donnie Reddick and Mike Clark.
Memorials may be made to St. Judes Hospital, Memorial and Honor Program, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38106-1905.
Betty Gene Harris Dodd
Betty Gene Harris Dodd, 66, of Paragould, died Monday, June 7, 2004 at her residence. She was born November 10, 1937, in Paragould. Mrs. Dodd retired from Monroe Auto Equipment Company and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include three sons, Ken Gillman of Horn Lake, Mississippi, Allen Shetley of Norman, Oklahoma, Robert Hendrix of Lafe; one daughter, Theresa Cooper of Paragould; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Finis and Juanita Davison; her husband, Gerald Dodd; and by one grandson.
Visitation will be Thursday from 6:00-9:00 p.m., at Mitchell Funeral Home, Paragould.
Funeral service will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 11th, at Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel, Paragould, with Kim Bridges officiating.
Burial will follow in the Woodland Heights Cemetery, Rector.
Virginia Mozell Lewis, 76, of Paragould, passed away Thursday, June 10, 2004, at the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center.
She was a retired Licensed Practical Nurse and a member of Seventh and Mueller Church of Christ.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Ray Crutchfield of Paragould; son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Diane Lewis of Jonesboro; brothers, Ronnie and Larry Swink of Tucson, Arizona; four grandchildren, Tina Linam, Adam Lewis, Derek Exum and Michael Crutchfield; three great-grandchildren, Shelby, Joe and Molly Linam and Matthew Exum.
She was preceded by her husband, James Lewis; parents, Cecil and Pauline Lawson Swink; brothers, Billy, Guy and Dub Swink; and one sister, Barbara Sue Bishop.
Visitation will be today at the Heath Funeral Home from 6:00-9:00 P.M. The funeral service will be Saturday at 3:00 P.M. at the Heath Colonial Chapel with Larry McFadden officiating. Burial will follow at Harvey's Chapel Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 6213 Lee Avenue #1, Little Rock, Arkansas 72114 or the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center Foundation, 900 West Kingshighway, Paragould, Arkansas 72450.
Raymond Earl Johnson
Raymond Earl Johnson, 56, of Paragould, died Thursday, June 10, 2004 at Beverly Healthcare of Jonesboro. He was born Dec. 3, 1947, in Paragould. Mr. Johnson was a factory worker and a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church.
Survivors include his mother, Estell Johnson of Paragould; one son, Robert Johnson of Jonesboro; two daughters, Heather Johnson and Jennifer Amos; two brothers, Leslie Johnson and Chester "Bill" Johnson; and one sister, Carolyn Johnston, all of Paragould; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Chester Johnson.
Visitation will be from 6:00-9:00 p.m., Sunday, at Mitchell Funeral Home, Paragould.
Funeral service will be Monday at 10:00 a.m., graveside, at the Gainesville Cemetery, with John Slatton officiating. The procession will leave Mitchell Funeral Home at 9:30 a.m.
Linden Clark, age 87, passed away Saturday, June 12, 2004, at the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould, Arkansas. Mr. Clark was born on March 5, 1917, in Light, Arkansas. He was retired from the Paragould Fire Department, a Navy Veteran of World War II and of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his wife, Dollie Clark of the home; one son, Lindel Clark of Piggott, Arkansas; three daughters, Reba Jean Watson of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Linda Routon and Barbara Fultz, both of Paragould, Arkansas; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jessie and Ethel Clark; one brother, Donald Leo Clark; and two grandchildren, Monte Spicer and Bridgette Rishar.
Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Monday at the Linwood Cemetery with Lowell Ussery officiating.
Visitation was Sunday evening at the Mitchell Funeral Home.
Norma Jean Morgan
Norma Jean Morgan, age 59, died Saturday, June 12, 2004, at the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould, Arkansas. Mrs. Morgan was born on December 10, 1944, in Paragould, Arkansas. She was a homemaker and a member of the Fairview Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Glenn Morgan of the home; three sons and daughters-in-law, Todd and Lena Morgan of Paragould, Arkansas, Randy and Teresa Kibbler of Paris, Tennessee, David and Denny Kibbler of Puryear, Tennessee; stepfather and his wife, Oscar and Carol Gunn of Rector, Arkansas; two stepsons, Jamie Morgan and Leslie Morgan, both of Paragould, Arkansas; two stepdaughters and son-in-law, Melinda and Ryan Hankins of Paragould, Arkansas and Tammy Morgan Flores of Utah; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Dallas and Vicky Gunn of Rector, Arkansas, Chris Gunn of Rector, Arkansas, Mike and Trish Gunn of Paragould, Arkansas; two sisters and brother-in-law, Jane Gunn of Paragould, Arkansas, and Billie Sue and Cletis Baldwin of Paragould, Arkansas; a sister-in-law, Darla Riggs of Texas; her grandchildren, Adam and Sarah Pearson and Colin Ray, all of Paragould, Arkansas, Tara Anstey, Brandon and Travis Kibbler, all of Paris, Tennessee, Jared and Jaden Kibbler of Puryear, Tennessee; four step-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Tommy and Dennis Kibbler; her parents, Richard J. "Johnny" Hopkins and Albertine Gunn; and two brothers, Darvin and Marvin Riggs.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. today at the Fairview Baptist Church with Dennis Strope officiating. Burial will follow at the Finch Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Sam Pearson, Adam Pearson, Brandon Kibbler, Travis Kibbler, Cletis Baldwin and Ryan Hankins.
Visitation was Monday evening at the Mitchell Funeral Home.
Robby Coble, 16, of Paragould died Sunday, June 13, 2004 between Arbyrd and Senath, Missouri, as a result of an automobile accident. Robby was a student at Greene County Tech, an employee of Wendy's and a member of the Peace Tabernacle Church.
Survivors are mother and stepfather Linda and Aaron Tony Bowman of Paragould, brothers Rudy Coble, Ryan Sims and Aaron Bowman II, all of Paragould, sister Dana Lee Coble of Georgia, paternal grandmother Wanda Lee Coble of Princeton, Ky., and an aunt, Laura Ann Merch of St. Charles, Mo.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ricky Dale Coble, maternal grandparents William Sexton and Jeanette Jones, and paternal grandfather Robert Winford Coble.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at Heath Colonial Chapel with Rev. Bill Snow officiating.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Heath Funeral Home. Burial will be in Finch Cemetery.
The family requests that memorials be made to Peace Tabernacle Church.
Earl Jefferson Michael, Sr.
Burial will follow in Greene County Memorial Gardens at Paragould.
Shirley Ann Robinson
Shirley Ann Robinson, age 67, of North Little Rock, died Tuesday, June 15, 2004.
She was born in Paragould, Arkansas, to Clarence and Mae Belle Bomar. Shirley was a member of Parkview Baptist Church, North Little Rock.
She is survived by her husband Kenneth Robinson; son, Kenneth Robinson, II; two daughters, Sherry Kitler and Leah Ann Goodwin; three brothers, Bobby, Wayne and Gary Bomar; four sisters, Louise Van Hook, Sandy Everett, Betty Ragsdale and Karen Price; three grandchildren, Stephanie Beck, Holly and Hunter Goodwin; three great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held at Parkview Baptist Church 12:00 p.m. Friday, June 18, 2004, with Rev. Johnny Taylor and Rev. Roger Hooker officiating. Interment will follow at Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery.
The family received friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday, at Roller-Owens Funeral Home (791-7400). In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Parkview Baptist Church Building fund.
Sterlene (Dacus) Robb
Sterlene (Dacus) Robb died at home at the age of 86, in Burton, Michigan on June 16, 2004 of pancreatic cancer.
She was born on December 3, 1917, in Walcott, Arkansas to Robert Morris and Callie Dacus. She married Wendell A. Robb of Stanford, Arkansas on January 1, 1936. They moved to Flint, Michigan in Dec. 1954 where Wendell was employed by General Motors.
Surviving are two sons, Bobby and Dwight Robb of Flint, Michigan; two sisters Mayme Smith and Virginia Dacus; five grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren.
Memorial services were held at the Bristol Road Church of Christ in Flint, Michigan.
Shirl Geneva Williams, age 75, died Wednesday, June 16, 2004, at the Greene Acres Nursing Home. Mrs. Williams was born on September 8, 1928 in Craighead County, Arkansas. She was of the Baptist faith and a retired housekeeper.
Survivors include: one son, Lester Williams of Hope, Arkansas; two daughters, Janie Miller of Jonesboro, Arkansas and Geneva Jameson of Paragould, Arkansas; two sisters, Helen Treadway and Amy Dorton, both of Jonesboro, Arkansas; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard Williams; her parents, Hobert and Ruth Groves; two brothers, Joe and Dewey Groves; and one sister, Violet Groves.
Graveside services will be 10:00 a.m. today at the Greene County Memorial Gardens Cemetery with Kim Bridges officiating, under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home. There will be no public visitation.
Alfred Wayne Smith died June 17, 2004, in Portland, Oregon at the age of 62.
Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Gladys Stringer Smith.
He was raised in Greene County.
He is survived by his wife, Malvinia Horsley Smith; two children; six grandchildren; four brothers, Donald, Carlos, Gary and James Smith; and one sister, Viola Lanier.
Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery but arrangements are incomplete.
Murble Lee Walton
Murble Lee Walton, age 65, died Saturday June 19, 2004 at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. Mr. Walton was born at Light, AR and was a disabled custodian and Bus Driver for Greene County Tech School from 1973 through 1987. He was a member of West Light Church of Christ.
He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Marlan and Sherry Walton of Paragould; one daughter and son-in-law, Rhonda and Max Steyer of Paragould; one sister, Francis Pearlene Miller of Cahokia, Ill.; and one granddaughter, Chantilly Lacey Steyer of Paragould.
He was preceded in death by his wife Lois Walton.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, at the Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Murl Frederick officiating. Burial will be at Morrow Cemetery.
Visitation was Monday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Mitchell Funeral Home.
Marcia Lee Mack Yow
Marcia Lee Mack Yow, 66, of Jacksonville, Illinois formerly of Paragould died June 19, 2004, at the Modern Care Convalescent Facility in Jacksonville. Born in Memphis, she was a homemaker and of the Methodist belief. She was a 1955 Paragould High School Graduate and attended Monticello School for Women in Godfrey, Illinois. She was a homemaker and a former Aviation Insurance Representative for King Insurance Agency in Jacksonville. Marcia was a loving and devoted wife and mother and enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde Winston and Virginia Lee (Elder) Mack; one son, Harold Sterling Yow and one daughter, Laura Lee Yow.
She is survived by her husband, Homer H. Yow; sons, Steven Winston Yow and wife Becky of Ozark, Missouri; H. Allen Yow and wife Rasha of Jacksonville; daughter Marcia Linley Yow Donovan of Jacksonville; three sisters, Madelyn Mack of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Carolyn Williams and husband Mike of Auburn, Alabama and Beverly Hughey and husband Jack of Houston, Texas; seven grandchildren; and one great grandson.
Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 Wednesday at Heath Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 10:00 A.M. Thursday at Linwood Cemetery with Reverend David Moseley officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Modern Care Convalescent Facility in Jacksonville, Illinois.
Thomas Hite Pearce
Thomas Hite Pearce, 83, of Walcott, died Sunday June 20, 2004. Services: Tuesday, 10:00 AM at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, with Marion Gramling and Raymond Luke officiating. Interment: Mt. Zion Cemetery. Survivors: wife, Willodean Boozer Pearce of the home and one sister, Susan Gregory of California.
Rev. Vaudie Humphrey
Thelma Elizabeth "Peggy" Scott
Mrs. Thelma Elizabeth "Peggy" Scott, 80, of Walnut Ridge, died Sunday June 20, 2004. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1:00 p.m., in the Roller-Farmers Union Chapel, with Marion Stringer and Royce Schanda officiating. Interment will follow at the Lorado Cemetery. Pallbearers will include Brett McMillon, Justin Scott, Greg McMillon, Josh Petty, Shannon Scott, J.B. Smith, Greg Griffin, and Ken Luff. Honorary pallbearers include Benjamin Petty, Jonathan Petty, Dustin Scott, Steven Phillips, Benjamin Harvey, and John Harvey.
Survivors include her husband, Thomas Scott of the home; four sons and their wives, Randy and Judy Scott of Fontaine; Bob and Anne Petty of Paragould; Tommy and Doretta Scott of Fontaine; and Michael and Sally Petty of Batesville; one daughter and her husband, Lorraine and Richard Jackson of Paragould; one brother, John May of Paragould; nineteen grandchildren and twenty-five great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Monday, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home in Jonesboro.
Henry Dewayne Jackson
Henry Dewayne Jackson, 81, of Paragould, died Friday, June 25, 2004, at his old homeplace in the middle of the woods.
Born on November 15, 1922, in Greene County, he was a believer in Jesus Christ as his Savior and Lord. He was a World War II veteran who served in the army.
Affectionately known as "Uncle Wayne" by many more than family, he loved his family, he valued his friends and he enjoyed numerous little woodland friends that played at his door.
He was an active member of the American Legion Post No. 17 and Masonic Lodge No. 368. He was an excellent marksman.
In the late 1950's he created the political cartoon "Smedley Sez" for "The Big Picture," a Paragould daily newspaper. More recently, he painted the portraits of Dewey Dowdy and Norris Cathey that are displayed at the VFW Post No. 2242. He also painted the signs at the American Legion.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ellzena Ford and Lonnie Everrett Jackson and two brothers, Leo Everrett Jackson and Vernon William Jackson.
Survivors include a sister-in-law, Lucille Jackson of Paragould; three nieces and spouses, Leola and Sam Atchison, Lillian and Jerry White, Lee Carole and John Poe, all of Paragould; a nephew and spouse, Lonnie and Theresa Jackson of Batesville; six great-nieces and nephews; and six step-great-nieces and nephews.
Visitation was from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, at the Heath Funeral Home. Everyone will meet at Woodland Heights Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. today for graveside services with Chaplain Ransom Walker officiating. Masons will act as pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to the American Legion Post #17.
Henry F. "Sonny" Detrich, Jr.
Henry F. "Sonny" Detrich Jr., 64, of Paragould died Sunday, June 27, 2004 at St. Bernard's Medical Center.
Kenneth Frisby, 61, passed away at UAMS, Sunday,June 27, 2004.
He was born September 23, 1942 at Wellington, Missouri to Odle H. Frisby and Nora Ada (Pedigo) Frisby. His parents preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife Brenda Kay (Hicks) Frisby of 37 years, married April 14, 1967 in St. Louis, Missouri; son and daughter-in-law Stephen and Shalana Frisby of Maumelle; son and daughter-in-law
Tim and Cindy Norman of Jonesboro; daughter Anissa Frisby of Paragould; daughter and son-in-law Kimberly and Bob Garner of Batesville; four grandchildren, Alicia Frisby, Elizabeth Garner, Josh and Matthew Norman; five siblings, Philip Frisby, Lewis Frisby, Roscoe Frisby, Edna Johnson and Elizabeth Ward.
Kenneth and Brenda were foster parents. He ministered in several Church of Christ churches in many cities. He was employed at Howard Trucking in Newport.
The Memorial Services were held at the Center Hill Church of Christ in Paragould, Arkansas on Monday, June 28. The family request no flowers. In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to Center Hill Church of Christ for family financial needs.
Fondrell Thurman, 85, of Paragould, died Sunday, June 27, 2004 at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. She was born January 25, 1919, in the New Home Community, Arkansas.
Mrs. Thurman was a homemaker, and of the Pentecostal faith.
Survivors include one son, Johnny Thurman; one daughter, Connie Adams; one brother, Onis Rowland, all of Paragould; and three grandchildren, Staci Adams, Laura Thurman and Joshua Thurman.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Thurman; her parents, Frank and Minnie Rowland; one son, David Thurman; and by six brothers and four sisters.
Visitation was from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Tuesday at Mitchell Funeral Home, Paragould.
Funeral service will be today at 1:30 p.m. at the Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel, with Lowell Ussery officiating. Burial will be in the Shiloh Cemetery.
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