Greene County, Arkansas

March 2011 Obituaries

 

 

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Barbara McDaniel Smith

 

Barbara McDaniel Presson Smith, 68, of Rector, passed away Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. Mrs. Smith was born September 14, 1942, she was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include two sons, Wade Presson of Paragould, Kevin Presson of Jonesboro; two brothers, A.J. McDaniel of Rector, Gary McDaniel of Paragould; two sisters, Kathleen Burmeister of Colon, Michigan, Doris Cox of Rector; and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Arlie and Myrtle McDaniel; and one sister, Bobbie Crum.

Visitation will be Thursday evening, 6:00 until 8:00 at the Mitchell Funeral Home of Rector.

Funeral services will be Friday, March 4th, 2:00 p.m. at Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel of Rector with Marston Carpenter officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Heights Cemetery.

Online guest registry: Mitchell Funeral Home
 

 

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Alfred Terrell Whiteside



Alfred Terrell Whiteside, 78, of Paragould, AR passed away Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. He was born June 3, 1932, in Paragould, AR to Alvin and Permelia Whiteside. He was a member of Beech Grove Methodist Church. He retired after forty years of truck driving for Emerson Electric and Wal-Mart.

He was preceded in death by his parents; infant brother and sister, Clifford and Alveda; one brother, Hershel Whiteside; one sister, Nona Lovell and one son-in-law, Jim Luke.

He is survived by his wife of fifty nine years, Reba Whiteside of the home; one son, Tim (Linda) Whiteside of Paragould; two daughters, Dianne (Dale) Klingensmith of FL., Barbara Luke of Paragould; two brothers, Jimmy Ray Whiteside and companion Ann Colby of ND., Beryl (Donna) Whiteside of Rector; six grandchildren, Amber Andrews, Dee Dee Klingensmith, Michael Luke, Terry Kyle Whiteside and Brittany White; two great- grandchildren, Abbey Andrews and Mattie White along with a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be Saturday, March 5th, 1:30 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home with Dwayne Smith and Amber Andrews officiating. Burial will follow at Shiloh Cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday evening, 6:00 until 9:00 in the Center Hill Chapel of Phillips Funeral Home.

Pallbearers are Jerry Brown, Billy Foster, Mack Hester, Carl Fesler, Terry Kyle Whiteside and Gary Whiteside.

Family request memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Online guest registry: Phillips Funeral Home

 


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Leonard Norman Boozer
 


Leonard Norman Boozer, 51, of Paragould, passed away Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at his residence.

Born July 19, 1959, in Paragould, he was a welder for Gibson’s Custom Welding in Marmaduke. Mr. Boozer was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include his mother, Dorothy Boozer of Paragould; one son, Tim Boozer; and one daughter, Tabitha Boozer, both of Marmaduke. He is also survived by one sister, JoLynne Huffstutler of Paragould; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, Leonard Griffin Boozer; and one brother, Gary Keith Boozer.

Funeral services will be Sunday, March 6th, 1:30 p.m. at Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel with Kim Bridges officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Visitation will be Saturday evening 6:00 until 9:00 at Mitchell Funeral Home of Paragould.

Shane Lockard, Glen Baty, Daniel Huffstutler, Rusty Gibson, Patrick Nordmeyer, and Matt Floyd will serve as pallbearers. John Kennedy and Gary Boozer will be honorary pallbearers.

Memorials to the American Lung Association would be appreciated.

Online guest registry: Mitchell Funeral Home




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Robert Lee Ransom



Robert Lee “Bob” Ransom, 68 of Marmaduke passed away March 2, 2011 at his home. He was born August 18, 1942 in Marmaduke to the late Walter and Nadine (Decker) Ransom.

His parents and a sister: Caroline Sue Moore preceded him in death.

Surviving Bob is his wife: Narine (Cavaness) Ransom, one son and his wife: Kevin and Amy Long of Paragould, a daughter and her husband: Janie and Carlon Chipman of Marmaduke, five grandchildren: Drake Long, Landon Long, Chance Pace, Makayla Carter and Ashleigh Chipman, a brother and his wife: Richard and Carolyn Ransom of Arnold, Missouri, two sisters and their husbands: Martha and Ronnie Gerald of Farmington, Missouri and Anna and Terry Carroll of Desloge, Missouri

Funeral services will be Saturday, March 5th, at 10:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Marmaduke. Interment will be at Harvey's Chapel Cemetery.
Visitation will be Friday evening beginning at 6:00 at the church.

Online guest registry: Irby Funeral Home




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Mary Kathryn Doty


Mary Kathryn Doty, 81, longtime resident of Jonesboro, passed away Wednesday, March 2, 2011, in Pomona, CA.

She was born June 5, 1929, at Lorado, AR., to Jeff and Lucille Willcoxson. Kathryn married Boyd Doty, and they owned and operated Doty Plumbing for many years.
Following Boyd's death in 2000, Kathryn moved to La Verne, CA., to be closer to her sister, Doris Swindle, who survives her.

Kathryn is also survived by her brother-in-law, Elvis Swindle; two nieces; one nephew; and many great-nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held in Pomona, CA., March 5th.
Kathryn will be laid to rest in Lorado Cemetery, near her husband and parents.

 


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Edna Faye Stewart



Edna Faye Stewart, 70, of Walcott, passed away Thursday, March 3, 2011, at her residence. Born September 17, 1940, in Caraway, she was a homemaker and a member of Walcott Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Jim Stewart of Walcott; one daughter, Angie Hampton of Paragould; and three brothers, Harold Baugh of Germany, Jerry Baugh of Sevierville, Tennessee, and Fred Baugh of Gosnell. She is also survived by two sisters, Jean Tyler of Morrilton, Susan Baugh of Gosnell; and three grandchildren, Courtney Boyd of Paragould, Shelby Boyd and Seth Hampton, both of Walcott.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Ruth Baugh; and two brothers, Tommy and James Baugh.

Visitation will be Friday evening, 6:00 until 9:00 at Mitchell Funeral Home of Paragould.

Funeral services will be Saturday, March 5th, 1:30 p.m. at the Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel with Sam Stewart and Marion Cornett officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Jerry Baugh, Fred Baugh, Jackie Stewart, Cris Stewart, Lanny Stewart, and Travis Tyler will serve as pallbearers.


Online guest registry: Mitchell Funeral Home

 


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Othelia McIlvoy



Mrs. Othelia McIlvoy, 84, of Delaplaine, AR., passed away Thursday, March 3, 2011 at Lawrence Hall in Walnut Ridge, AR. Mrs. McIlvoy was born March 14, 1926 in Peach Orchard, AR., she was a homemaker and also worked on the farm.

She is survived by one son Larry McIlvoy of Delaplaine, AR.

She was preceded in death by parents Jake and Bessie (Brown) Shield; and husband Everett McIlvoy; four brothers and two sisters.

No services are planned at this time.

Online guest registry: Ermert Funeral Home
 



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Jearline Davis



Jearline "Gran" Davis, 89, of Paragould, passed away Friday, March 4, 2011, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. She was born May 13, 1921 in Dunklin County, Missouri the daughter of the late William H. and Vivian Cook Holifield. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Willis Davis, sisters, Jesse Mae Hardin and Kitty Faye Holifield. Gran was a homemaker who loved ceramics, needlepoint, cooking, gardening and interior design. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Paragould.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law: Linda and Rusty Clark of Jonesboro; son and daughter-in-law: Gary and Tammy Davis of Paragould; sister, Jo Vera McKelvey of Branson, Missouri; brother, Bill Holifield of Octa, Missouri; grandchildren: Christopher and Ashley Clark of Jonesboro and Logan Davis of Paragould; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Saturday evening, 6:00 until 8:00 at Heath Funeral Home. Her life will be celebrated Sunday, March 6th, 2:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Tom Letchworth officiating.

Interment will follow at Kennett Memorial Gardens in Kennett, Missouri. Pallbearers are Greg Holifield, Jack Holifield, Jason Lynn, Aaron Lynn, Scott Montogomery and Larry Boone. Honorary pallbearers are members of the Homemakers Sunday School Class of FUMC.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church-Youth Praise Band, Mercy Refined, 404 W. Main Street, Paragould, AR 72450.
Online guest registry: Heath Funeral Home

 


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George Doyle Rippy



Doyle Rippy, 74 of Marmaduke passed away Friday, March 4, 2011 at the Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould. He was born May 12, 1936 to the late Loatie and Nora (Moore) Rippy.

Survivors include, his wife Wanda Sue (Marriott) Rippy, two sons: Steve Rippy of Jonesboro, Michael Rippy of Bakersfield, California, a stepson: Keith Nation of Paragould, one daughter: Belinda Rippy of Bakersfield, California, three stepdaughters: Angela McDaniel of Jonesboro, Gayla Presson and Pam Nation of Marmaduke, eleven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, one brother: James Rippy of Oregon, a sister: Vernetta Phillips of Paragould along with a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be Friday, March 11th, 1:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Marmaduke with Brother Kim Bridges officiating. Interment will be at the Hartsoe Cemetery.
Visitation will be prior to services, Friday beginning at 12:00 p.m. at the church.

Online guest registry: Irby Funeral Home
 


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Maxine Casey

 

Maxine Casey, 84, of Paragould, passed away Monday, March 7, 2011, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center.
Born May 13, 1926, in Clay County, to Floyd and Amy Hubble, Mrs. Casey was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

 
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Sharon Casey of Jonesboro; one daughter, Linda Adams of Paragould; and four grandchildren, Jamie (Charity) Adams, Michele (Todd) Price, Nicole (Kevin) Weitkamp, and Brett Casey. She is also survived by eight great grandchildren, Nauna Vaughn, Drake Long, Shana Price, Landon Long, Ashlyn Adams, Kannon, Karson and Chandler Weitcamp; two great great grandchildren, Xander Stallings, and Zaiden Vaughn; and by numerous nieces and nephews.
 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Casey in 1971; her parents; one brother, L. C. Hubble; and two sisters, Pauline Blan and Vernice Beliew.

Funeral services will be Thursday, March 10th, 10:00 a.m. at Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel, Paragould, with Marston Carpenter officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Heights Cemetery, Rector. Visitation will be Wednesday evening, 6:00 until 8:00 at the funeral home.

Larry Beliew, Avery Beliew, James Tritch, Joe Blan, Anthony Coleman, and Terry Phipps will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Hubble, Fred Hubble and Tim Phipps.
Memorials to either the Veterans Association or Arkansas Children’s Hospital would be appreciated.

Online guest registry: Mitchell Funeral Home

 


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Cullen Cline
 


Cullen Cline, 98 of Paragould, passed away Friday, March 4, 2011 at her residence. She was born on January 31, 1913 in Walcott, Arkansas. Mrs. Cline was a homemaker and a member of Warren’s Chapel Methodist Church.

Survivors include; her grand daughter and her husband, Shelly and Craig Tarry of the home, two great grandchildren, Jessica Tarry of Ada, OK.,, Jacob Tarry of Paragould: one son-in-law Don Orick of Paragould: one sister, Helen Carrico Kemerling of Florissant, MO., one sister-in-law, Nadine Carrico of Memphis, TN.

Mrs. Cline was preceded in death by: her husband, Lester Cline: parents, C.M. and Essie Carrico: one daughter, Terry Orick and one brother, Wilson Carrico.

Funeral services will be Monday, March 7th, 1:00 p.m. at the Warren’s Chapel Methodist Church with Sam Stewart and Marion Gramling officiating. Burial will follow in Warren’s Chapel Cemetery.
Visitation will be Monday 11:00 a.m. until service time at Warren’s Chapel Methodist Church.

Pallbearers will include; Keith Holifield, Jimmy Tedder, Danny Ryan, James Shipman, Adam Lenderman and Craig Tarry. Honorary pallbearers will include nephews: Larry Kemerling, Stan Kemerling and Maury Carrico.

Memorials may be made to the Warren’s Chapel Cemetery Fund.

Online guest registry: Mitchell Funeral Home

 


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Wilman Lee Lampkins
 


William Lee "Opa" Lampkins, 76, Paragould, passed away Tuesday March 8, 2011 at his home. He was born August 25, 1934 in Puryear, TN., the son of the late Otis and Ruby Pack Lampkins. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Earle Lampkins.

 
Lee was a retired Tech Sergeant with the Air Force. He served in the Vietnam War and Korean Conflict. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.
 

He is survived by his wife: Jo Lampkins of the home; daughter and son-in-law: Ellen and Bob Krenke of Alexandria, VA; son: Joseph Lampkins of Marion, AR; sister: Shirley Peterson of Salina, KS; brothers: Jim Lampkins of Benton, KY, Sonny Lampkins of Mesa, AZ; grandchildren: April, Grace and Brett Krenke of Alexandria, VA.
The family will receive friends Friday evening, March 11th, 6:00 until 7:30 with a public rosary service to follow at 7:30 at Heath Colonial Chapel. The celebration of his life will be at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Saturday, March 12th, 12:30 p.m. with Father Mike Sinkler and Deacon Rex Bouldin officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the St. Mary's Catholic School Operating Fund, 220 North 2nd Street, Paragould, AR 72450.

 
Online guest registry: Heath Funeral Home




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James K. Partlow



James K. “Buster” Partlow, 79, of Paragould, passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House.

He was born November 29, 1931, in Paragould. Mr. Partlow was a veteran of the Navy and served on a submarine during the Korean War. He was a retired railroad engineer and a member of Brown’s Chapel Baptist Church and the Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include his wife, Lavada Cline Partlow of the home; one son, Greg Partlow of Festus, MO.; one daughter, Janet Williams of Piedmont, MO.; one brother, Charlie Partlow; and one sister, Jimie Dee Kelly, both of Paragould. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, including granddaughter, Tracy Johnson of the home; two great grandchildren; one great great grandson; and Lavada’s stepson, Mike Cline, of Paragould.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James K. and Dorothy Partlow; and one son, Ricky Partlow.

Funeral services will be Saturday, March 12th, 1:30 p.m. at Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel, Paragould, with Royce Boling officiating. Burial will follow in Linwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be Saturday from 11:30 a.m. until service time at Mitchell Funeral Home.
Memorials to the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House would be appreciated.

Online guest registry: Mitchell Funeral Home

 


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Virginia Smith

 

Virginia Smith, 81, Paragould, passed away Friday, March 11, 2011, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. She was born April 25, 1929 the daughter of the late Lee and Goldie Lundy. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Earl C. Smith, son, Tommy Smith, brothers, Tred and Herbert Lundy and sister, Lorraine Kierbow.

Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law: Brenda and James Johnson of Cudjoe Key, FL, Betty and Ronald Pruett, Carole and Robby Gatlin; son: Michael Smith, all of Paragould; sister: Wava Jean Stevens of Houston, TX; six grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Sunday evening 6:00 until 8:00 at Heath Funeral Home. Her life will be celebrated Monday March 14th, 1:00 p.m. at Heath Colonial Chapel with Neal Cole officiating.
Burial will follow at Brown's Chapel Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Robby Gatlin, Nick McGee, Brad Bateman, Ray Lindsey, Rick Clark, Ed Stormes, and Kelly Gasaway. James Johnson and Ron Pruett are honorary pallbearers.

Online guest registry: Heath Funeral Home


 


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Jewell Ann Bowman



Mrs. Jewel Ann Bowman, age 60, passed away Friday March 11, 2011 in Paragould, AR. Graveside services will be held Monday, March 14th, at 2:00 p.m. at Chapel Hill Cemetery near Lexington, TN., with Bro. Randall Woods officiating.
Mrs. Bowman, was born December 24, 1950 to the late Ed and Jewell Fortner Hall.
Survivors include her son Jimmy Bowman and daughter Amanda Bowman both of Paragould, AR; two grandchildren; her sister, Nadine Havner of Lexington; two brothers: Clifford Jowers of Lexington and Jerry Jowers of Melrose Park, IL.

Online guest registry: Pafford Funeral Home
 


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Billie Charles Tripod



Billie Charles Tripod, 71, of Memphis, TN., passed away Saturday March 12, 2011 at Germantown Methodist in Germantown, TN. He was born September 30, 1939, in Paragould, the son of the late Clifford and Vivian Verla Underwood Tripod. He was an X-ray technician and attended Central Church in Memphis. He was an all-state football player in 1957 and a 1958 graduate of Paragould High School.

Survivors include daughters, Jessica Tripod of Orlando, FL.; Jennifer (Robert II) Thomas of Clermont, FL.; grandson, Robert Michael Thomas, III; and three brothers, Jimmy Tripod of Harrisonville, MO., Jerry Tripod and Forrest Tripod, both of Paragould.

Graveside services will be Thursday, March 17th, at 1:30 p.m. at Linwood Cemetery.

Online guest registry: Heath Funeral Home

 



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Mary Beth Williamson



Mary Beth Williamson, 83, Paragould, passed away Sunday, March 13, 2011, at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. She was born January 8, 1928 in Mount Carmel, IL. the daughter of the late Edwin and Zestra Gilkison Fesler. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John W. Williamson and brother, Gene Fesler.

She was a homemaker, volunteer for the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center Ladies Auxiliary, Scout Den Mother, and enjoyed fishing, reading, traveling and playing bridge. She enjoyed spending time at her lake house. Beth was a member of First United Methodist Church in Paragould. In the last few years of her life, Beth lived at St. Bernard's Village in Jonesboro where she enjoyed many old and new friends.

Survivors include her son: Cheddy Williamson of Paragould; daughter: Jo Beth and Tommy Bailey of The Woodlands, TX; brother: Edwin Fesler of Cabot; grandchildren: Jana Brandt of Jonesboro and Jenny Moudy of Cabot; step grandsons, T. Bailey and Grant Bailey and eight great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Wednesday morning, March 16th, 10:00 until 11:00 with service following at Heath Colonial Chapel at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Tommy Toombs officiating.
There will be a private family graveside service. Memorials may be sent to First United Methodist Church, 404 West Main Street, Paragould, AR 72450.

Online guest registry: Heath Funeral Home

 


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David Rex Franks



Rex Franks, 71 of Paragould passed away Sunday March 13, 2011at St. Bernard’s in Jonesboro. He was retired from Emerson Electric and was of the Baptist faith. He was born July 28, 1939, to Frank and Gladys Lamb Franks.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife of 26 years Peggy Buchanan Franks; brothers, Charles, Gene, Roy and Bobby Franks, Weldon and Charles Kelly May, one sister, Lavedna Dick.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Dana (Dinnon) Butler of Jonesboro, LA; granddaughter, Ashley Butler of Jonesboro, LA; brother and sister-in-law, Dale (Sarah) Franks of Paragould; sister, Linda May Clayton of Atlanta, GA; special friend Belinda Huffine Franks of Paragould and a host of Nieces and Nephews.
Visitation will be Tuesday evening, 6:00 until 8:00 at Heath Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be Wednesday, March 16th, 10:00 a.m. at Shiloh Cemetery with Bro. Randy Lee officiating.

Pallbearers will be Dinnon Butler, Perry Lashley, Dennis Hampton, Terry Dillard, Curt Branscum, Jerry Tabor, Bill Brewington, Dickie Beggs. Honorary Pallbearer, Dennis Hyde.


Online guest registry: Heath Funeral Home
 



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Rhonda Collett Brown



Rhonda Collett Brown, 53, of Paragould, passed away Sunday, March 13, 2011, at her residence.

Born March 23, 1957, in Paragould, she was of the Baptist faith. She worked at the Jonesboro Human Development Center before becoming a private health care aide. Rhonda’s hobbies were doll collecting, and spending time with her family, friends, and her dog, Max.

Survivors include her mother, Earlene Boling of the home; one brother, Trent Wood of Paragould; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father, Billy Lee Wood; and her grandparents, Willie and Lorene Wood, and Hill and Della Smith.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 16th, 1:30 p.m. at Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel, Paragould, with Jeffrey Dial officiating. Burial will follow in Finch Cemetery.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at Mitchell Funeral Home.
Trent Wood, Steve Romine, David Romine, Leo Dial, J. W. Dial, and Dee Milam will serve as pallbearers.


Online guest registry: Mitchell Funeral Home
 


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John H. Crim



Mr. John H. Crim, age 94, of Paragould, Arkansas passed from this life on Monday, March 14, 2011 at Greene Acres Nursing Home in Paragould. Born January 12, 1917 in Robinsonville, MS. to William Thomas and Ollie Savannah Cannon Crim, he was a retired Maintenance Inspector for Ark Mo Power for over 25 years. A self made man with limited education, he was a provider for his family and Ark Mo Power was his second home. He was a caretaker of his brothers and family to which he was devoted and loyal to his responsibilities and never shirked from them. His devotion to his family and his strength in being able to cope with the tragedies in his life were the true foundation and character which made him who he was.

His parents; wife, Wilma Richardson Crim; children, Gregory and John William "Bill" Crim; brothers, Tommy and Albert Crim; sisters, Flossie White, Emily Haywood and Rose Anne Crim; nine siblings and three great grandchildren preceded him in death.

Survivors include, children, Jerry Crim of Collierville, TN. and Lavada M. Silsby of Midwest City, OK. and two sisters, Martha Golden of Shreveport, LA. and Joyce Crawford of Adrian, MI.

Graveside services will be Thursday, March 17th, at 11:00 a.m. in Dogwood Cemetery, Blytheville, with Mr. Jerry Crim providing the Eulogy.
Condolences may be emailed to: Cobb Funeral Home
 


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Darrell Grant Maxwell Sr.



Darrell Grant Maxwell Sr., 73, of Paragould, AR., passed away Monday, March 14, 2011. He was born March 14, 1938 in Paragould, to Wylie and Juanita Maxwell. He was a member of First Baptist Church. He retired after working eighteen years in real estate and was a 33rd degree past Grand Master Scottish Rite Mason and Shriner.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Gloria Jackson and one grandson Justin Hunt.
Survivors include his wife Judith (Kelley) Maxwell of the home; one son, Darrell “Grant “and wife Gena Maxwell of Paragould; two daughters, Kelley (Maxwell) and husband Kim Chipman of Russellville, AR. and Tisha Randa Maxwell of Paragould; one brother, Randy and wife Nan Maxwell of Fayetteville, TN; six grandchildren, Marcus Hunt, Camille Wynn, Kasey Maxwell, Drake Maxwell, Jacob Ryan, Miranda Maxwell and two great-grandchildren, Gracelynn and Isaiah Jackson.

Graveside services will be Wednesday, March 16th, 11:00 a.m. at Greene County Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers family ask to please consider contributions be made to American Cancer Society

Online guest registry: Phillips Funeral Home






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Andrew Jackson Perry



Andrew Jackson Perry, 97 formerly of Light, AR passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at Walnut Ridge Nursing and Rehab Center. Mr. Perry was born August 30, 1913, in Bernie, MO.
He was preceded in death by his parents, L. W. and Elvie Proffer Perry; brothers, Ory, Elvis and Charles Perry; sisters, Lena Clapp, Nora Perry, Aliena Perry and Irene Bellah; wives, Minnie Francis Davis Perry and Irene Book Perry; son, J. C. Cannady; daughter, Jewell Book.

Survivors include brothers; Earl Perry of Light, AR and Elwood Perry of MI.; sister, Francis Covington Cox of Walnut Ridge; daughters, Mary Watson of Cave City, AR, Lacona Dickey of Harrison, AR; son Octavis “Art” Cannady of Bella Vista, AR. 19 grandchildren and many great and great great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be Friday March 18th, 9:00 until 11:00 a.m. at Heath Funeral Home. Graveside services will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at Mt. Zion Cemetery with Bob Carter officiating. The family has requested that memorials be sent to Caring Hands Hospice, 2000 Harrison Street, Suite E, Batesville, AR 72501.

Online guest registry: Heath Funeral Home

 


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Paige Zorn


Paige Elizabeth Zorn, infant daughter of Robert Lee Zorn and Cheree Ann Berry, went to be with her Lord March 16, 2011, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center.

Preceding her in death were her grandmother, Lara Metz; and grandfather, Charles Berry.

She is survived by her parents; three sisters, Justice Marie Berry, Jamie Lynn Ford and Cynthia Dawn Zorn; paternal grandparents, Vivian and Calvin Russom; great-grandmother, Dorothy Hall; great-grandparents, Willard and Mae Russom; aunts and uncles, Dale and Holly Russom, Carl and Tiffany Russom, Mary Berry, Bekky Berry, Bobby Berry and Charles Berry; and a great-aunt, Sherry Metz.

The family will receive friends Friday, March 18th, 11:00 a.m. until noon. at Phillips Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 12:30 p.m. with Wayne McGill officiating. Burial will be at Brown’s Chapel Cemetery.


Online guest registry: Phillips Funeral Home




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Glenda Irene Pillow



Glenda Irene Pillow, 82, of Paragould passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. She was born July 19, 1928 in St. Louis, MO. to Albert and Iva Buchanan. She was a homemaker and a member of Walcott Church of Christ.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, J. D. Pillow and a sister Virginia Smith.

She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Sue Pillow of Jacksonville, Ark., Frankie and Connie Pillow of Paragould, Darrell and Kim Pillow of Beech Grove; a daughter, Mary Ann Huffman of Paragould; one brother, Bill Buchanan of Kennett, MO.; twelve grandchildren; twenty two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Friday evening, March 18th, 6:00 until 9:00 at Phillips Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Saturday, March 19th, 10:00 a.m. in the Center Hill Chapel at Phillips Funeral Home with Darrel Austin and Ed Lands officiating. Burial will follow at Pine Knott Cemetery.

The family request memorial be made to the Paragould Children’s Home 5515 Walcott Road Paragould, AR 72450


Online guest registry: Phillips Funeral Home



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Lisa Angela Davidson


Lisa Angela Davidson, 47, of Paragould, formerly of Batesville, passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at Jonesboro.

Born January 14, 1964, at Doniphan, MO., she was the daughter of Jerry and Betty Marie Weaver Lumpkin Sr. .

Survivors include three children, Andrew Mark Davidson, Angela Riley Davidson and Andrea Jean-Marie Davidson, all of Batesville; her father, Jerry Lumpkin Sr.; sister, Becky Marie Coburn; and brother, Jerry Lumpkin Jr.

Services will be Saturday, March 19th, 2:00 p.m. at Roller Crouch Funeral Home chapel in Batesville followed by private burial.

Visitation is this evening 6:00 until 8:00.

Online guest registry: Roller Funeral Home

 



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Thelma Pauline Wells


Thelma Pauline Wells, 81, of Paragould, passed away Thursday, March 17, 2011, at Greene Acres Nursing Home in Paragould. She was born December 22, 1929, in Leachville, AR to the late Frank and Grace Robinette Burgess. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Eugene S. Wells, son, Garryl "Yogi" Wells, and sister, Almarie Gosnell.

Thelma was a school teacher and librarian for over 25 years at Stanford, Oak Grove and Paragould Schools. She was a member of Commissary Church of Christ and enjoyed games, puzzles, books and jokes.

She is survived by her daughter, Sharon and Bob Bushong, sons: Michael Wells, David and Sandy Wells, all of Paragould; brother: Joe Burgess of Pacific, Missouri; brother-in-law: Bill Gosnell of Pevely, Missouri; grandchildren: Thomas Lee and Gina Wells, Bradley Clark and Alyssa Wells; great granddaughter: Lily Wells, all of Paragould and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Saturday evening, 6:00- until 8:00 at Heath Funeral Home from Her life will be celebrated at Sunday, March 20th, 1:00 p.m. Heath Colonial Chapel, with Art Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Pallbearers are David Goebel, Coleman Rothe, Winston Hollis, Hal Hyde, Casey Bruce, David Dodd with Charles and Phillip Rowe being honorary pallbearers. Memorials may be sent to the Busom Buddies Susan G. Komen Team, Gina Wells, PO Box 700, Paragould, AR 72451-0357.


Online guest registry: Heath Funeral Home





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Iva Jean Barham



Iva Jean Barham, age 70, of Paragould, passed away Thursday, March 17, 2011, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. She was born May 15, 1940 in Fifty Six, Arkansas the daughter of the late Erman and Clora Southard Green. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jessie Barham, son, Dennis Barham, two sisters and three brothers. She was a homemaker who loved quilting, member of the End Time Full Gospel Church.

Survivors include her daughter: Sandra Jean Albrecht of Paragould; sons: Kenneth Barham of Marmaduke, Darrell Barham of Jackson Central, Ohio; five sisters: Mary, Lou, Pearl, Anita and Earmadean; brother: Arlis; nine grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Saturday evening, 6:00 until 8:00 at Heath Funeral Home. Her life will be celebrated Sunday, March 20th, 3:00 p.m. at the Heath Colonial Chapel with David King officiating. Interment will follow Harvey's Chapel Cemetery, Marmaduke, AR


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Peggy Coleman


Peggy Coleman, 71, passed away Thursday, March 17, 2011. She was born March 25, 1939 in Cash, AR., to John and Irene Lamb. She was a member of 7th and Muller Church of Christ.

Preceding her in death were her parents; three brothers, Kenneth, Leon and Boyd Lamb; one sister, Marie Armstrong.

She is survived by her husband, Frank Coleman; one son, Victor (Teresa) Coleman of McGehee, Ark.; a daughter Teresa (Emmett) Vick of Paragould; two brothers, Loyd (Joyce) Lamb of Caraway, Larry (Mary Helen) Lamb of Heber Springs; four grandchildren, Jonathan, Christopher, Nikki and Kaleigh and six great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Friday evening, March 18th, 6:00 until 8:00 at Phillips Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Saturday, March 19th, 1:00 p.m. in the Center Hill Chapel at Phillips Funeral Home with Larry McFadden officiating. Burial will follow at Jonesboro Memorial Park.

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Virginia Rogers



Virginia Brown Rogers, 86, of Paragould, passed away Friday, March 18, 2011, at Greene Acres Nursing Home. She was born December 12, 1924 in Beech Grove, Arkansas the daughter of the late George and Iva Morrow Brown. She was also preceded in death by her husband Clyde O. Rogers. She was a homemaker, wonderful knitter and needle worker, loved dogs, and was a member of the Commissary Church of Christ.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law: Mickey and Dianne Cooper of Somerville, TN; granddaughters and grandson-in-law: Stacey and David Martin of Arlington, Tennessee, Michelle Cooper of Memphis, Tennessee; great grandsons: Jake and Stephen Martin; special friends, Byron and Judy Rasberry of Paragould.

The family will receive friends Saturday, March 19th, at the Heath Colonial Chapel from 12:00 until service time at 1:00 p.m. The service will also be held in the chapel with Marion Gramling officiating.
Interment will follow at Morrow Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Dane Cunningham, Jake, David and Stephen Martin, Byron Rasberry and Bill Thompson.

Memorials may be made to the Children's Home of Paragould, 5515 Old Walcott Road, Paragould, AR 72450.

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Norma Doris Reeves



Norma Doris Goins Reeves, 79, was born November 1, 1931 in Beech Grove, AR., she passed away March 20, 2011 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center, Jonesboro, AR., after a long term illness. Doris graduated from Stanford High School.
She is survived by her children: Norma Lou Reeves, Junetta and Ed Becker, Norman and Debbie Reeves, Raymond Kyle Reeves; sisters: Louise Richardson, Lois Richardson, Jane Howard, Lydia Brown and many grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Junior Reeves, daughter, Charlia Reeves, grandson, Richard Reeves, brother, David Goins, sister, Mary Goins Reilly, niece, Sandra Meeker and her parents, John and Cora Goins. Doris was a devoted homemaker, a member of Commissary Church of Christ and an active supporter of special olympics and down syndrome support groups. She traveled extensively overseas, as she followed her husband in his 20 year military career. Doris was dearly loved by many people and will be greatly missed.

The family will receive friends Tuesday evening, March 22nd, 6:00 until 8:00 at Heath Funeral Home. The celebration of her life will be Wednesday, March 23rd, 10:00 a.m. at the Heath Colonial Chapel with L.R. Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Morrow Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to Focus, Inc., 2809 Forrest Home Road, Jonesboro, AR 72401.

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Opal Irene Phillips



Opal Irene Phillips, 94, of Memphis, passed away Sunday, March 20, 2011, at her residence.

A native of Greene County, Mrs. Phillips was born October 9, 1916, she was a homemaker and a member of the East Frayser Church of Christ, Bartlett, Tennessee.

She is survived by one brother, Alva Lancaster of Coldwater, Mississippi; one sister, Jewel Broaddus of Memphis; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Phillips was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Phillips; and her parents, William Dulin and Linnie Agnes Lancaster; one brother; and one sister.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 12:00 noon until service time at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 23rd, 1:30 p.m. at the Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel, Paragould with Don Green officiating. Burial will follow in Clark’s Chapel Cemetery.

Online guest registry: Mitchell Funeral Home

 


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Mary Colleen Gibson



Mary Colleen Gibson, 59 of Paragould passed away at her home on March 20, 2011. She was born November 25, 1951 to Adron and Martha (Blan) Wilson in Rector.

Preceding her in death was her father: Adron Wilson and a sister: Charlotte Dickson.

Surviving Mary is a son: Justin Gibson of Paragould, her mother: Martha Wilson of Paragould, two brothers: Danny Wilson of Ward, AR., and Butch Reed of Kennett, MO., two sisters: Sharon Stevens of Paragould and Judy Hill of Paragould along with a host of other family and friends.

Graveside services will be Tuesday, March 22nd, 2:00 at Woodland Heights Cemetery with Tim Blankenship officiating. Visitation will be Monday evening at the Irby Funeral Home in Rector beginning at 6:00 p.m.

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Ronnie Watson Whitlock



Ronnie Watson Whitlock, 59, of Paragould went to be with the lord Monday, March 21, 2011.

He was born February 24, 1952 in Walnut Ridge to Harold and Mary Whitlock.

Ronnie loved fishing and arrow head hunting.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Leo Whitlock.

Survivors include one son, Tommy Whitlock of Camden, AR.; one daughter, Athenia Whitlock of Temple, TX; three brothers, Cleo Whitlock of Rockford, IL., Leonard Whitlock of Pocahontas, AR., Tony Whitlock of Paragould; two sisters, Atishia Becker of Hotsprings, AR. and Tabatha McCoy of Jonesboro.

Arrangements are being handled by family.

Online guest registry: Phillips Funeral Home
 


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Mildred Gay Ellington



Mildred Gay Ellington, 85, formerly of Paragould, passed away Tuesday March 22, 2011 in Starkville, Mississippi. She was born May 8, 1925 in Beech Grove the daughter of the late Barney and Bertha Horne Lloyd. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Eugene Ellington. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in Paragould.

She is survived by her daughters and son-in-law: Patsy and Dr. Lloyd Humphrey of Starkville, Mississippi, Brenda Johnson of Paragould; son and daughter-in-law: Kenny and Tammy Ellington of Lake City; sisters: Marian Pierceall of Morton, Illinois, Lodema DeVoll, Velma Miller, both of Paragould, grandchildren: Angela (David) Kennedy, Laura Ann (Ben) Moore, Blake (Tara) Johnson, Amber (Jason) Kingston and seven great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be Friday March 25th, 11:00 a.m. at Memorial Gardens Cemetery with Dr. Lloyd Humphrey officiating.
Memorials may be made to: First Baptist Church, 120 N. 3rd Street, Paragould, Arkansas 72450.

Online guest registry: Heath Funeral Home

 


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Imogene Largent



Imogene Wheeler Largent, 85, of Paragould, Arkansas, formerly of Piggott, Arkansas, passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould.

She was born July 8, 1925, in Senath, Missouri, and was the daughter of the late Oliver and Maudie Wilson Wheeler.

She was united in marriage to Joe Wayne Largent on June 8, 1947, and to this union twin sons were born. Joe preceded her in death on July 19, 1985. She was also preceded in death by her son, Joe Wayne Largent, Jr., and two sisters, Alma Goatley and Betty Carter.

Survivors include her son, James Edward Largent and wife Vicki of Paragould, Arkansas; daughter-in-law, Gayle Largent of Kansas City, Kansas; five grandchildren: Grant Largent of Alaska, Justin Largent of Kansas City, Kansas, Joe Largent and wife Kim of Bell Buckle, Tennessee, Mary Largent of Nashville, Tennessee, and Jay Grooms of Sheridan, Arkansas; five great-grandchildren: Kennedy, Allisha, Jamie, Addyson, and Landyn; two sisters: Betty Stanley of Dexter, Missouri, and Joanne Wentworth of Portland, Oregon; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held Friday, March 25th, at 3:00 p.m. in Hoggard & Sons Chapel with Rev. Richard Williams officiating. Burial is in New Hope Cemetery in Pollard. Hoggard & Sons Funeral Home of Piggott, Arkansas, is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will begin Friday at 1:00 p.m. until service time.

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Ralph Franklin Case



Ralph Franklin Case, 82, of Paragould, passed away Thursday, March 24, 2011 at the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center, Dexter, Missouri.

Mr. Case was born January 8, 1929, in Cash, and was a retired painter. He was a deacon at New Haven Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Gracie Case of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Tony and Jan Case of Paragould; and one daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Jerry Dorton of Dexter, Missouri. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Megan Gillmore and Cole Franklin Case, both of Paragould, Brett Dorton and Shanan Zabelin, both of Dexter; and four great grandchildren, Abigail Dorton, Carter Holt Dorton, Emma Dorton and Ethan Zabelin.

He was preceded in death by his parents, H. C. and Daisy Case; one brother, Fred Case; and one sister, Vivian Cooper.

Funeral services will be Sunday, March 27th, 2:00 p.m., at the Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel with Ron Pickney officiating. Burial will follow in Greene County Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday evening, 6:00 until 8:00 at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will include Tony Case, Cole Case, Jerry Dorton, Brett Dorton, Mark Zabelin and Bob Barnes.

Memorials to New Haven Baptist Church would be appreciated.

Online guest registry: Mitchell Funeral Home
 


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Joseph Wayne Galczynski



Joseph Wayne Galczynski, 17, of Paragould passed away Friday, March 25, 2011.

He was born May 17, 1993 to Thomas and Lisa Galczynski in Paragould, AR.

Joseph loved hunting, fishing, basketball and video games.

Survivors include his parents; great - grandmother, Freda Smith; grandparents, Carol and Earl Smith and Jessie West; two brothers, Jake and Brandon Galczynski and one sister, Tabitha Qualls all of Paragould.

Visitation will be Sunday, March 27th, 12:00 until 2:00 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home.

Graveside services will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Linwood Cemetery in Paragould, AR., with Bill Muse officiating.

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Donald Wayne Hoyer
 


Donald Wayne Hoyer, 70, of Paragould, passed away Friday, March 25, 2011, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. He was born June 26, 1940 in Rush Island in Paragould, Arkansas, the son of the late Albert and Ollie Dover Hoyer. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Claude. Donald was a farmer.

Survivors include his wife: Betty Hoyer of the home; daughter: Adinah Inmon; special daughter: Nianna Cobb, both of Paragould; two grandchildren: Nicolas Hoyer and Dalton Hoyer; brothers: Owen Hoyer of Brookport, IL, Dennis Hoyer of Paragould, and Ronnie Hoyer of Lexington, TN.

The family will receive friends Sunday evening, 6:00 until 8:00 at Heath Funeral Home. His life will be celebrated Monday, March 28th, 1:00 p.m. at the Heath Colonial Chapel with Rev. Royce Boling and Jim Bradley officiating. Interment will follow at Coffman Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Jim Free, Ray Jackson, Keith Williams, Steve Copeland, Tyler Copeland, and Steve Cobb with Charles Murray and Jerry Terry being honorary pallbearers.

Online guest registry: Heath Funeral Home
 


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Loyd Eldon Eaker


Loyd Eldon Eaker, 68, of Paragould, passed away Friday, March 25, 2011 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Born December 30, 1942 in Paragould, he was retired from General Motors in St. Louis, and a member of the Church of Christ.

He is survived by five brothers, Harold Eaker of Marmaduke, and Ralph, Gerald, Gene, and Gary Eaker, all of Paragould; one sister, Joyce Egan, of Kansas City, Missouri, and by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is also survived by his caregiver, Greg McGarraugh.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph “Tince” and Sarah Eaker; his wife, Betty Jean Eaker; three brothers, Chester, J. C., and Delbert Eaker, and by three baby sisters.

Funeral services will be Monday, March 28th, 10:30 a.m. at the Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel with Michael Cox officiating. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be Sunday evening, 6:00 until 9:00 at the funeral home.

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Jeremy Larimer


Jeremy Larimer, 31, of Augusta, formerly of Lawrence County, passed away Saturday, March 26, 2011.

Born July 27, 1979, in Paragould, he was the son of Russell and Alma Whitlow Larimer.

He was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Juanita and James Whitlow; great-grandparents, Vianna and Thurman Birmingham and Alma and Benjamin Whitlow; and paternal grandparents, Elizabeth and Arlin Fairchild.

Survivors include his mother, Alma Phipps of Conway; his father, Russell Larimer of Paragould; a sister, Dena Ashby of Augusta; two brothers, Jerry Watkins of Augusta and Bruce Phipps of Bald Knob; and many other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be announced later. Bryan Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
 



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Larry Don Hooks



Larry Don Hooks, 55 of Lake City, passed away at his daughter's residence Sunday, March 27, 2011. Larry was disabled and of the Church of Christ belief. Larry was born July 8, 1955 to Dallas William and Wilma Murray Hooks.

He was preceded in death by his father Dallas William Hooks.
Survivors include son, Jeffery Don Hooks of Paragould; daughter Lee Ann Crabtree of Paragould; mother Wilma Hooks, of Lake City; brother, Dallas Ray Hooks of Paragould, and 4 grandchildren.
Visitation will be Wednesday morning, March 30th, 9:00 until 11:00 at Heath Funeral Home. Graveside services will be Wednesday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. at Pine Knot Cemetery with Rev. Kevin Murray officiating.


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Brandon Micheal Morgan


Brandon “Brando” Micheal Morgan, 27, of Paragould, formerly of Rector and Monette passed away Sunday, March 27, 2011 at his residence.

Brandon was born June 15, 1983 in Memphis. He served his country proudly in the United States Army, where he served one tour in Iraq.
Brandon was a student at Arkansas State University and member of the Greenway Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Amy Holcomb Morgan; his father, Linus Morgan of Nashville, Tenn.; his mother, Sherry Cornish Cossey and step-father, Jerry Cossey of Rector; two step-sisters, Jamie Pitts of Fayetteville and Kobie Hill of Jonesboro; two step-brothers, Jeremy Cossey of Topeka, Kansas and Kory Cossey of Mt. Vernon; his grandfather, L E Morgan of Black Oak; his grandmother and step-grandfather, Edna and Robert Hall of Monette; a great-grandmother, Grace Cossey of Rector; his mother-in-law, Patricia Bearden and father-in-law, Terry Bearden of Rector and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Landon Morgan; a grandfather, Jesse Cornish and a grandmother, Christine Morgan.

A celebration of his life will be held Tuesday, March 29th, at 2:00 p.m. at the Gregg Funeral Home Chapel in Monette with David Finley officiating with burial to follow in the Monette Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation will be Monday evening, March 28th, 6:00 until 8:00 at the Gregg Funeral Home in Monette.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are Jay Gipson, Stephen Bearden, Timothy Bearden, John Owens, Paul Taylor and Richard Eastman and as honorary pallbearers are Colter Kaster, Brian Bendle, David Gipson, Tommy Linam, Charlie Hendrickson and Tony Hendrickson

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Bryan Reaves Miller

 

Bryan Reaves Miller departed this life Monday, March 28, 2011 at his home at the age of 67 years, 2 months and 21 days. He was born January 7, 1944 in Eastaboga, AL. He was a member of Browns Chapel Baptist Church. He retired from Kroger after thirty four years. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, raising chickens and collecting guns. He was a kind, gentle and loving man.

Preceding him in death are his parents, Wade H. Sr. and Eulalie Buchanan Miller; two brothers, Wade H. Miller Jr., Larry Miller and one sister, Mary Louise Poole.

Survivors include his wife, Wanda Miller of the home; one son, Wade Miller of Paragould; one daughter, Catherine (Miller) Ragsdell of Paragould; two step daughters, Kristi Hudson of Centerton, AR., Leigh Anne Steele of Paragould; one brother, Fred Miller of Cheyenne, WY., one sister, Lenora Hicks of Oxford, AL. and twelve grandchildren. He is also survived by a host of family and friends.


Visitation will be Thursday, March 31st, 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 p.m. at Brown’s Chapel Baptist Church with Royce Boling and Ronnie Stevens officiating.

Burial will follow at Brown’s Chapel Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Vance Stevens, Greg Stevens, Darrell Stevens, Ronnie Stevens, and Gary and Ray Hoggard. Honorary Pallbearers are Conard McDaniel, Philip Ragsdell, and James and Louis Hoggard.

Online guest registry: Phillips Funeral Home



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Gladys Z. Rimmer



Gladys Z. Rimmer, 85, of Paragould, passed away Monday, March 28, 2011. Gladys was born March 3, 1926 to the late Albert E. Lench and Ruby Mae Brindle Lench in Gladbrook, IA.

Gladys married her husband, Troy Rimmer, Sr. and they made a life for their family. She was saved and was of the Baptist faith. She was patriotic and liked doing whatever Troy wanted to do. They would go to Florida for four months a year for eight years straight. She really enjoyed going to Mildred’s to eat.

Gladys is survived by her husband, Troy Rimmer, Sr.; three sons, Archie Rimmer (Debbie) of Grand Island, NE. , Troy Rimmer, Jr. (Kathy) of Rock Falls, IL., and Jerry Rimmer (Pat) of Rock Falls, IL.; two daughters, Brenda Rebecca Blakey (Robert) of Concord, N. C. and Martha Plasky (John) of Iraquis, IL.; eight grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren; two sisters, Ruth Mix of Rock Falls, IL. and Joanne Lench of Rock Falls, IL., and two brothers, Merle Lench (Jerri) of Jackson, MO. and Lowell Lench (Deloris) of Tampico, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Doris Southern; and brothers, Donald Lench and Leonard Lench.

Pallbearers will be Stanley Powell, Rick Morrow, Lynn McClain, John Rimmer, Danny Rimmer and Roy Lee McClain.

Services for Gladys will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 31, 2011 at Roller-Citizens. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. Reverend Rodger Hooker will officiate. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Park in West Helena.

Services will be directed by Roller-Citizens Funeral Home, West Helena, (870) 572-2571.

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James Ernest Bryson
 


James "Earnie" Bryson, 96, formerly of Paragould, passed away Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at his home in Powhatan, AR. He was born March 29, 1915 in Pascola, MO., the son of the late Charles and Sadie Fry Bryson. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Opal Barber Bryson, son, Jerry Wayne Bryson, sister, Cora Mae Thompson, brothers, Clifford, Fred and Charlie Bryson.
He was a member of the River Of Life Apostolic Church and was retired from the Arkansas Highway Department. Earnie loved fishing and gardening and was a World War II Army Veteran.

Survivors include his daughters: Ernestine Liveley, Billie Jo McPherson, both of Flint, MI; sons: Jackie Ray Bryson of Rose City, MI, James Conway Bryson of Powhatan, AR; sister: Ruby Stone of Independence, MO, twelve grandchildren, twenty three great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Thursday evening, 6:00 until 8:00 at Heath Funeral Home. His life will be celebrated Friday, April 1st, 1:30 p.m. at the Heath Colonial Chapel, with Rev. Floyd Ryles officiating.
Interment will follow at Greene County Memorial Gardens.

Online guest registry: Heath Funeral Home
 


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A. G. Allen

 

A. G. Allen, 71, of Paragould, passed away Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at St. Bernard's Medical Center.

Mr. Allen was born May 9, 1939, in Cardwell, MO., he was a retired chemical processor for Dial Corporation.

Survivors include his wife, Venus C. Allen of the home; one son, John P. Allen of Paragould; two brothers, W.T. Allen of Rockville, Maryland, Don Allen of Paragould; and one sister, Irene Summitt of Paragould.

He was preceded in death by his father, Wash Allen; his mother, Flora Allen White; and one brother, Carl Allen.

There will be a memorial visitation Tuesday, April 5th, 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m., at Mitchell Funeral Home, Paragould. A private service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Greene County Historical and Genealogical Society, PO Box 121, Paragould, AR 72451-0121, would be appreciated.

Husband and Father, Thanks for being there for us… ..for showing us the way… ..for being patient with us… ..for believing in us and encouraging us to dream… and being such an inspiring presence in our lives.

March 29th 2011, we thought we were holding your hands but it was you holding ours.

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Jackie Graham

 

Jackie Graham, 87, passed away March 30, 2011 at Greene Acres Nursing Home in Paragould. She was born on February 8, 1924 in Oak Grove and a graduate of Marmaduke High. She retired from Emerson Electric in May of 1986. She loved attending basketball games and traveling, she was a member of Marmaduke First Baptist Church.

Jackie was preceded in death by: her parents James and Lula Brewer, her brother Leonard Brewer and sisters; Lorene Shelley, Bonnie Vangilder and Melvina Rogers.

Survivors include; her husband of 68 years, Charles Graham, two sons, Mark (Pam) Graham and Mike (Debbie) Graham, grand daughters, Lindsey Graham, Keena Graham and Teri (Matt) Horne, several nieces, nephews and special caregivers: Becky Cook and Jamie Ricky.

Funeral service will be Friday, April 1st, 10:00 a.m. at the Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel in Paragould, with Bro. Kim Bridges officiating, burial will follow in Woodland Heights Cemetery in Rector, Arkansas. Visitation will be Thursday evening, March 31st, 6:00 until 8:00 at the Mitchell Funeral Home in Paragould.

Active pallbearers will include; Larry Vangilder, Gary Richey, Jeramy Richey, Rocky Sutton, Nathan Little and Domingo Rojas. Honorary pallbearers will include; Jerry McIntosh, Michael Carter, Sam Boyd, Danny Garmoth and employees of Graham Farms.


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Pearlie Barrow Newton



Pearlie Barrow Newton, 87, passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2011, at Lakeside Nursing Center in Lake City.

She was born at Lorado, AR., February 14, 1924, to Claud and Hettie Cooper Barrow. She retired as a cook from Arkansas State University and attended Nettleton Methodist Church.

Pearlie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William J. Newton; three brothers; three sisters; and a granddaughter, Angela Oliver.

She is survived by her son, Danny Strickland (Janice); three grandchildren, Harold Callahan, Jean Sefers and Sherrie Stewart; 10 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; three stepdaughters, Linda Jones, Pam Snyder and Rilla Cope; three stepsons, Randy Newton, Bill Newton and Curt Newton; 13 step-grandchildren; and 26 step-great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be Friday, April 1st, 2:00 p.m. in Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Harmon Whitehurst officiating.

Visitation will be Thursday evening, 5:00 until 7:00 in the Langford-Bookout Funeral Home Chapel.

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Maudie Eather Cook



Maudie Eather Say Cook, known to most as Grandma Cook or “Saint Maudie,” left this world to join her Savior in heaven Thursday, March 31, 2011. She was born on February 12, 1917, in Alton, Missouri, to John Blake Say and Laura Melissa Risenhoover Say.

Maudie was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence, two sons, Clyde Alfred and John Edward, and two daughters, Sherrilene Opar and Peggy Weaver. Survivors include three daughters: Mary Blankenship (Paragould), Sally Shepard (Marmaduke), and Martha Rodriguez (Lafe), and five sons: George (North Carolina), Marvin (Paragould), Sam (Texas), Gary (Paragould), and James (Jonesboro).

She filled their home with love, laughter, and prayer. As each one of her children married, she added the spouse to her family and treated him or her like her own. She was blessed with 30 grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren whom she loved very much. Maudie was known for her incredible sense of humor, her compassionate heart, her wonderful cooking, beautiful flower and vegetable gardens, her love for Jesus, and her devotion to her family. She was the driving force and mastermind of the shop where she and Clarence built furniture and many wooden toys and other items for their children and others in the community.

The family will receive friends Saturday, 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Heath Funeral Home. The celebration of her life will be Sunday, 3:00 PM at Heath Colonial Chapel with Reverend Josh Carpenter officiating. Burial will follow at Gainesville Cemetery.

Online guest registry: Heath Funeral Home



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Jesslyn Boozer
 

Jesslyn Esslyn Ruth Boozer, 73, of Paragould, passed away Thursday, March 31, 2011 at her residence. She was born on May 15, 1937 in Paragould, she was an employee of Darling Store Fixtures for almost 40 years and retired in 2008. She was a loyal and faithful member of Eastside Baptist Church.

Survivors include; one daughter and son-in-law, Bridget and Dale Butler of Paragould, two sisters, Dewane Hunter and Cathy Childress both of Paragould, three grandsons and their wives, Shane (Brittany) Boozer, Kris (Diana) Boozer, Brandon Butler, two great grandchildren, Zoie Boozer and Banx Kristopher Boozer.

She was preceded in death by: her parents, Jessie Ray and Ruth Cooper, one son, Ricky Joe Boozer, her husband, Jimmie Edward Boozer one sister, Norma Hope Ladyman.

Funeral service will be Monday, April 4th, 10:30 a.m. at the Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel with Jason Noel officiating, burial will follow in Linwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be Sunday evening 6:00 until 9:00 at the Mitchell Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will include; Zack Beliew, Derek Presley, Teddy Joe Wiggington, Brian Miles Jason Coleman and Ronnie Richardson.

Memorial may be made to Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Online guest registry: Mitchell Funeral Home


 

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