Weldon Lee Riley
Weldon Lee Riley, 82, of Paragould died Friday, November 2, 2001, at
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center.
Born April 8, 1919, in Paragould, he was a retired press operator for
General Motors and a member of Second and Walnut Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife, Princess Riley of Paragould, two sons, Edward
Lee Riley and Evan Dee Riley, both of Columbia, TN., one daughter Princess Kay Riley of
Clarkston, MI., six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Heath Colonial Chapel with
James Brown officiating. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery at Paragould.
Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Doyle Wayne Hackworth
Doyle Wayne Hackworth, 53, of Paragould, died Friday, November 2, 2001 at
Methodist Central Hospital in Memphis.
Born in Paragould, he was a riverboat captain for Hunter Marine
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Hackworth of Paragould; three sons,
Winford Derril Hackworth of Paragould, James David Douglas of Walnut Ridge and Roger Lynn
Douglas of Hoxie; two daughters, Kelly Hackworth of Rochelle, IL., and Diana Passmore of
Paragoguld; three brothers, Paul Hackworth of Downey, CA., Amos Hackworth and Winford
Hackworth both of Paragould; five sisters, Gertrude Cox, Ellere Johnston and Barbara Smith
all of Paragould, Louise Modarelli of Las Vegas, and Sharon Burns of Kodak, TN and six
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, two brothers and two
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Heath Colonial Funeral
Home Chapel with the Rev. Don McGuirt officiating. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery at
Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Delmer Marion Ward
Delmer Marion Ward, 74, of Paragould died Saturday, November, 3, 2001 at
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Heath Funeral Home of Paragould
John Hanzel Wurstin
John Hanzel Wurstin Guinn, 67, of Paragould, died Sunday,
Nov. 4, 2001, at The Med in Memphis.
He was born April 12, 1934, in Greensboro, Ga., to the late Cleveland and
He was a self-employed carpenter and was of the Baptist faith.
He also was preceded in death by one daughter, Rita Walters.
Survivors include his companion, Virginia Irene Cook of Paragould; two sons,
Bryan Guinn and Eric Guinn, both of Madison, Ga.; one stepson, William Cook
of Paragould; three stepdaughters, Barbara Stephens of Umpire, Ark., and
Betty Adams and Louise Rogers, both of Paragould; four brothers, Eugene
Guinn of Buckhead, Ga., Vance Guinn and B.M. Guinn, both of Johnson City,
Tenn., and Roy Gene Guinn of Gray, Tenn.; six sisters, Delphia Price of
Piney Flats, Tenn., Frannie Treadway of Jonesboro, Tenn., Euona Collins of
Johnson City, Tenn., Ruth Ann Leach of Jonesboro, Tenn., Irene Sallsburry
and Janet Marvin, both of Almo, Ky., three grandchildren, 31
step-grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, at Mitchell Funeral Home
Chapel in Paragould with Bro. Kenny Burns officiating. Burial was in Almond
Cemetery in Apallachee, Ga. Mitchell Funeral Home of Paragould was in charge
Elizabeth Etta "Liz"
Elizabeth Etta "Liz" Haynes, 52, of Marmaduke, died
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001, at her home.
She was born Feb. 18, 1949, in Fresno, Calif., to the late Roy and Georgia
Etta (McMains) Isom. She was a homemaker and a member of the Rector
Cornerstone Assembly of God Church. She was married Sept. 29, 1966, to
William Floyd "Bill" Haynes, who survives.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Iola
Christen Hadley, and a very special grandson, Mitchell Page.
Other survivors include one son, Jonathan Haynes of Marmaduke; four
daughters, Margaret Nicely, Evie Arnold, Tabitha Hicks and Charity
Weatherspoon, all of Marmaduke; four brothers, Benjamin Isom of Luxora,
Earnest Isom of Paragould, Everett Isom of Horseshoe Bend and Roy Isom of
Gainesville; four sisters, Luetta Neal of Kennett, Flavia Davis of Lafe,
Nellie Dortch of Marmaduke and Clara Banning of Gainesville; 13
grandchildren, Brian Gardner, Jake Gardner, Coty Allen, Ryan Arnold, Amanda
Arnold, Kassondra Page, Lucy Beth Johnson, Dustin Hicks, Sarah Weatherspoon,
Hannah Weatherspoon, Zachary McFerrin, Bethany Haynes and Ashlynn Haynes;
one stepson, Billy Haynes of Powell, Tenn.; one stepdaughter, Susie Cambron
of Jonesboro, four step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Irby Funeral Home
Chapel in Marmaduke with Bro. Tommy Newman and Bro. Donnie Morrison
officiating. Burial was in Gainesville Cemetery in Gainesville with Irby
Funeral Home of Marmaduke in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers were Lesley Isom, Chelsey Isom, Presley Isom, Ben Knuckles,
Kevin Knuckles and Tony Tracy.
Jimmy Darrell Yancey
Jimmy Darrell Yancey, 53, of Paragould, formerly of the
Rector area, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2001, at Methodist Central in Memphis,
A machinist at Emerson Electric in Kennett, he was born Sept. 3, 1948, in
Clay County to the late Jim Franklin Yancey and Ruth Ann (Gatlin) Yancey. He
was married April 10, 1995, to Charlotte Melton Yancey, who survives. He
attended Fourth Avenue Church in Paragould.
Other survivors include one son, Ben Yancey of Rector; one stepson and
daughter-in-law, Michael and Terana Clark of Florida; one daughter and
son-in-law, Erin and Mike Groves of Rector; one stepdaughter, Judy Hyde of
Brookland; one sister, Lula Gurganus of Rector; four grandchildren, Colton
and Garret Groves, Chelsea Hyde and Bryse Clark, and a host of nephews and
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Alvie
Doyle Yancey, in 1996, and two sisters, Goldie Wilcoxson and Helen Parrish.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at Fourth Avenue Church in
Paragould with Bro. Bill Bass and Rev. J.C. Joyner officiating. Burial was
in Parks Cemetery in Rector.
Active pallbearers were Rodney Weatherspoon, Clayton Parrish, Ronald
Parrish, Eugene Yancey, Terry Yancey, James Parrish, Shane Loveless and Skip
Smith. Honorary pallbearers were Ronald Cavaness, Manzo Parrish, Dennis
Parrish, Mike Brown and Keith Gurganus.
Chester Earl Johnson
Chester Earl Johnson, 91, of California, formerly of this
area, died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001.
He was born Aug. 2, 1910, in Greene County to the late William Ollie Johnson
and Lena Mae (Brooks) Johnson. He grew up in Greene County, lived for a
while in Illinois and Pennsylvania and resided in California for the last 52
He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Mary Alice (McCarroll)
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, James and Carolyn Johnson
of Whittier, Calif., and William "Bud" and Polly Johnson of Torrance,
Calif.; one brother and sister-in-law, Wayne and Erma Johnson of Hemet,
Calif., seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Edna Cloise Massey
Edna Cloise Massey, 77, of Marmaduke died Friday, Nov. 30,
2001, at Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould.
She was born June 27, 1924, in Potts Camp, Miss., to the late Jim Matt
Tucker and Ellie Mae Young Tucker. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist
She was married for 61 years to W.C. "Bill" Massey, who survives. They were
married Feb. 10, 1940.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Carla
Renee Massey; three brothers; Bobby, Robert and Shaw Tucker; one sister,
Lois Walker; three grandchildren, Gregory Massey, Keith Smith and Candy
LaFerney, and one great-grandchild, Nathan Dowdy.
Other survivors include five sons and four daughters-in-law, Larry and Debra
Massey of Troy, Ill., Jimmy and Karen (Susie) Massey of Cabot, Doug Massey
of Marmaduke, Kenneth and Sharryne (Sharry) Massey of Landover, Md., and
Zane and Pam Massey of Marmaduke; three daughters and sons-in-law, Martha
Sue and Bill Merriman of Ward, Willodean (Dean) and Larry Dukes, and Dreeta
and Carlos Wallace, all of Marmaduke; three brothers, Fred, Edward and Homer
Tucker, 20 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at Irby Funeral Home Chapel
in Marmaduke with Laramie Lequieu officiating. Burial was in Providence
Cemetery west of Marmaduke with Irby Funeral Home of Rector in charge of
Pallbearers were Melvin Eakins, Donnie Black, Baxter Turner, Joe Dorsey,
Kurt Goodman and Adam Hammitt.
Timothy David Mode
Timothy David Mode, 29, of 302 East Allen Drive, Rector, died Friday, Nov.
30, 2001, in a car accident near Marmaduke.
A member of the Church of Christ, he was born Feb. 25, 1972, in Paragould
and was employed at Kelly Electric in Kennett, Mo.
Survivors include his father, Glen Eldon Mode, and mother, Diane Mode, of
Greenway; companion, Stacy Colcord of Rector; two sons, Timothy Mason Mode
and Blaine Colcord of Rector; one daughter, Kiley Shayna Mode of Bartlett,
Tenn.; two brothers, Victor Mode of Kennett and Thomas Mode of Little Rock,
and his grandmother, Margie Gatewood of Rector.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, at Mitchell Funeral Home
Chapel in Rector with Ken Roden officiating. Burial was in Woodland Heights
Cemetery in Rector.
Active pallbearers were Stephan Tinsley, Don Fortenberry, Chris Franks,
Allen Underwood, Tony Conway and Joe Stidham. Honorary pallbearers were
Chris Hynds, Steve Franks and Jim Scott.