Greene County, Arkansas

November 2006 Obituaries

 

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Cleona Christine Lundy



Cleona Christine Lundy, 85, of Paragould died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006 in St. Bernards Medical Center at Jonesboro.

She was born Dec. 3, 1920 at Datto, the daughter of the late J. D. and Nellie Jane McIllwaine Daughhetee. She married Herbert Lundy on Oct. 1, 1938 at Cardwell, Mo. They owned and operated the Corner Cafe at Paragould for many years. After his death in 1992, she became a member of the Widow Support Group for 14 years. She was also a member of First Baptist Church.

Cleona is also preceded in death by her sisters, Bessie and Dessie Daughhetee, and Dona Knopp; brothers, Bill and Chester Daughhetee; an infant brother; and an infant son.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Kay and Lyle Myers of Red Oak, Iowa; one son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Shirley Lundy of Cordova, Tenn.; grandchildren and spouses, Sherry Pierce and Dan, Tisha Reyes and Ozzie, Thomas Lundy, Heather Lewallen and Joey, and Specialist Wayne Blount and Wisper; and great grandchildren, Allison and Kristen Pierce, Zack and Haley Reyes, and Gabe Lewallen.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday in Heath Colonial Chapel with the Rev. Joe Marsden officiating. Burial will follow in Linwood Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday in Heath Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Mike Spain, Craig Bradsher, Scott Pillow, Tim Hamilton, Ken Flynn and Bob Faulkenberry.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church at Paragould.

 

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Lorine Dunn



Lorine Dunn, 81, of Walnut Ridge passed away Friday, November 3, 2006.

Survivors include her mother, Ethel Russell of Walnut Ridge; a daughter, Gloria Smith of Paragould; four sons, Bud Collins of Sedalia, Mo., Virgil Brown of Pocahontas, Albert Brown of Black Rock and Bobby Joe Brown of Paragould; a brother, Bob Hanshaw of Powhatan; 21 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Bryan Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in the Old Bethel Cemetery under the direction of the Bryan Funeral Home of Hoxie.

Visitation will be Monday from 6-8 p.m

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Richard 'Dick' Biggs

 

Richard "Dick" Biggs, 83, returned to rest in God's care on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2006 in Arkansas Methodist Medical Center.

Dick was owner and operator of Dick's Auto Parts for 35 years. After retirement, his favorite pastime was spent on the farm on his John Deere tractor.

He is survived by Laveta, his devoted wife and help-mate of 54 years; his son, Richard Alan Biggs of Searcy; one brother, Gaylor Biggs of Paragould; and one grandson, Kelly Biggs and wife, Becky, of Paragould.

Dick was preceded in death by his parents, William Melvin and Ruby Biggs; son, Michael; two sisters, Joyce Higgins and Marietta Jones; and one brother, Ralph Biggs.

Celebration of his life will be in Heath Colonial Chapel on Monday at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Sam Stewart officiating. Burial will be in Greene County Memorial Gardens under the direction of Heath Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be George Fisher, Randy Biggs, Phillip Biggs, Brian Biggs, Kelly Biggs, Tommy Arnold, Alvin Arnold and Marlin Pillow.

Visitation will be Sunday from 6:30-8 p.m. in Heath Funeral Home.

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Lois Margaret Dulaney



Lois Margaret (Marr) Dulaney, 77, loving wife, mother and grandmother, died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2006, at her home in Paragould.

Mrs. Dulaney was born at Mount Magazine on April 16, 1929.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Gus and Agnes Marr of Blytheville; her son, Charles Dulaney of Shawnee Mission, Kan.; three brothers, Durwood Marr and Vernon Marr, both of Blytheville, R.T. Marr of Streamwood, Ill.; and a sister, Muriel Dodson of Blytheville.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Clothel C. Dulaney of Paragould, formerly of Blytheville; a daughter, Karen Dulaney Blue, and husband Leslie of Paragould; and three grandchildren, Amanda, Alisha and Austin Blue, also of Paragould.

Mrs. Dulaney touched many lives, serving 37 years as an elementary teacher for the Blytheville Public School District before retiring. She was a member of the Seventh and Mueller Church of Christ in Paragould and previously Eastside Church of Christ in Blytheville. She was also a former member of Delta Kappa Gamma and the Greene County Retired Teachers Organization.

Visitation will be from 6-8 tonight at Heath Funeral Home in Paragould, with the funeral service beginning at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Seventh and Mueller Church of Christ in Paragould, with Larry McFadden officiating.

A graveside service will be on Wednesday afternoon at the Pine Grove Church of Christ Cemetery in Fulton, Miss.

The family requests that donations be made to the Paragould Seventh and Mueller Church of Christ Children's Education Wing fund.

 


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Ruby May Casteel



Ruby May Casteel, 87, of Paragould died Nov. 4, 2006, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center.

Born April 16, 1919, in Paragould, she was a homemaker and member of the Pentecostal faith.

She is survived by three sons, Morris Adams and Junior Adams, both of Paragould, and Audry Adams and his wife Hazel of Ruskin, Fla.; one daughter, Bonnie Lively Tucker and her husband Buford of Paragould; 10 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, David and Laura Jones; her husband, John Thomas Adams; one son, Leroy Adams; three brothers; and one sister.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mitchell Funeral Home chapel with Dr. Dennis Bradley officiating. Burial will be in Brown's Chapel Cemetery.

Visitation will be this evening from 6-9 at the funeral home.

To sign an on-line register, go to www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com

 

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Helen Mardell Shutts


Helen Mardell Shutts, 81, of Defiance, Ohio, passed away Saturday, Nov. 4, 2006, at Harborside Healthcare of Defiance.

Born Jan. 24, 1925, in Paragould, she was the daughter of the late John Riley and Elva Mona (Houston) Chadwick.

Mrs. Shutts married Clark W. Shutts, and he preceded her in death. She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church and the Defiance Senior Center.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Leonard and Donna Tyler of Katy, Texas; a daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Jimmy Zeller of Defiance; four step-sons and their wives, Phil and Carol Shutts of Radcliff, Ky., Rick and Kay Shutts of Montpelier, Mike and Tina Shutts and Randy and Pam Shutts, both of Bryan, Ohio; two grandchildren, Ryan and Stacy Tyler of Katy, Texas; and several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Helen Mardell Shutts will be on Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 2 p.m. at the Oberlin-Ford Funeral Home in Bryan, with burial to follow at Fountain Grove Cemetery in Bryan. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. before the service begins.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Harborside Healthcare of Defiance Activities Fund or to the donors choice.

Condolences may be sent to the family or the online guestbook may be signed at www.oberlin-ford.com

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Elbert Maynard



Elbert Maynard, 61, of Paragould, died November 5, 2006 at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. Born January 2, 1945 at Dixie, Arkansas, he was a retired contract painter.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Maynard of Paragould; one son, Kenneth Maynard and his wife Tina of Paragould; one brother, Delbert Maynard of Paragould; one sister, Mamie Clifton of Paragould, and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Martin Levi and Maudie Maynard; three brothers, one sister, and one granddaughter, Brittany Maynard.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, November 8, 10:30 A. M. at the Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Mountain Home Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, 6:00 P. M. until 9:00 P. M. at Mitchell Funeral Home.
To sign an online guest book, please visit www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com

 


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James Beaton




James Beaton , 79 of Rector, died Monday, November 6, 2006 at the Evergreen Nursing Center in Rector. He was born on October 14, 1927 to Walter and Leona Beaton.
Mr. Beaton was a farmer , and a member of the White Oak General Baptist Church.
Survivors include, his wife Eloise Beaton of Rector. One son and daughter in law: James R and Cordettia Beaton of Paragould. One daughter and son in law: Peggy Kay and Gary Saffell of Paragould. One Brother: Howard Beaton of Marmaduke. One Sister : Shirley Dougherty of Catowasso. Seven grandchildren; Sherri Thomason, Darin and Joey Wright, Brigetta Letson, Edward Saffell Kimberly Webb, and John Thacker. Six gr. grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, One Brother: Wayne Beaton and One Sister: Onedia Ward.
Funeral Services will be at 2:00 pm on Thursday, Nov. 9 at the Mitchell Funeral Home in Rector. With Sam Book officiating, burial will follow in Harvey’s Chapel Cemetery . Pallbearers will be grandsons.
Visitation will be Wednesday, from 6:00 till 8:00 pm at the Mitchell Funeral Home of Rector.
To sign an online guest book, please visit www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com
Dathel Gilmore
Dathel Gilmore, 89, of Paragould, died Monday, Nov. 6, 2006, at the Paragould Nursing Center in Paragould. She was born Jan. 14, 1917, to the late James and Molly Robertson.

She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Gilmore.

She is survived by her son and his wife, Glen and JoAnn Gilmore of Paragould; a grandson, Rick Gilmore of Tracy, Calif.; and two great-great-grandsons, Steven and Kevin Gilmore of Manteca, Calif.

Graveside services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Memorial Gardens in Paragould with Bro. Bruce Stone, Jr. officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Irby Funeral Home in Marmaduke.

Arrangements are by Irby Funeral Home in Marmaduke.

 


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Polly A. Turner


Polly A. Turner, age 81, of Jonesboro died Tuesday, November 07, 2006, at St. Bernard’s Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro.
Born August 9, 1925, in Paragould, Arkansas and lived in the Nettleton area most of her life. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include one son, John Turner of Bay; one daughter, Daisy J. Krick of Reading, PA; one sister, Gurtie Williams of Hardy; six grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren

She was preceded in death by her husband Odys Turner.

Memorials may be made to Nettleton Baptist Church.

Graveside services Wednesday, November 8, 2006 at Nettleton Cemetery with Stan Ballard officiating.

Visitation was held Tuesday 6-8 p.m. at the Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home.

Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com


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Mary Idona White Lasley


Mary Idona White Lasley, 90, of Paragould, died Tuesday, November 7, 2006, at Senath Nursing Home in Senath. Mary was a self-employed seamstress and was a member of Grace United General Baptist Church. She was born July 25, 1916, in Paragould the daughter of the late Homer and Viola (Kegley) Poe. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Earnest White, her second husband, Roy Lasley and her brother, Ellis Poe.

She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy & Ed Keating of Cardwell, Karen & Randy Gott of Harrison; two sons and daughters-in-law: Ronnie and Deborah White of Paragould, Roger and Donna White of Imperial, Mo.; 13 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, November 10, at Heath Funeral Home. Her life will be celebrated at Heath Colonial Chapel at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 11, with Rev. Royce Schanda and Reverend Leland Dement officiating. Interment will follow at Cardwell Cemetery in Cardwell.

Pallbearers are Keith White, Corey Keating, Shawn White, Scott Manchester, Tony Manchester, Pete Cancilla, Michael Frias and Michael Ybarra. Honorary pallbearers are Kevin, Brian, and Eric White.

 


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Mary Myrtle Overbay




Mary Myrtle Overbay, 88 of Paragould, Arkansas died Wednesday, November 8, 2006 at the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. Myrtle was the daughter of Robert L. and Jessie Louisea “Hannah” Edgin, she was born on September 23, 1918 in Leachville, Arkansas. She married Mardis Woodrow Overbay on December 26, 1942 and he preceded her in death on August 16, 2003. Mrs. Overbay taught at the Pawheen School and was a member of the Forrest Grove General Baptist Church.
She is survived by: two daughters and one son-in-law: Kaye and Bill Holmes of Paragould and Diana Masters of Clarksdale, Mississippi, four grandchildren: Steve Holmes and his wife Kathy of Manteca, California, Linda Kaye Massey and her husband Turner of Rich, Mississippi, Michelle Guinn and her husband Tim of Paragould, Mardy Holmes and his wife Julie of Paragould, nine great grandchildren: Nicole, Kara and Kala Holmes, Duncan, Shannon and Hannah Massey, Emily Guinn, Megan and Madison Holmes, two brothers: George Edgin of Arbyrd, Missouri and Earnest Edgin of Leachville, Arkansas, three sisters: Bell Connell of Monette, Arkansas, Jessie Ruth Martin of St. Charles, Missouri and Christeen Littlefield of Leachville, Arkansas.
She was preceded in death by: her husband, parents and five brothers: Louis, Henry, Roy, Barton and Jack Edgin, two sisters: Rachel Lee Wright and Ella Mae McRoy.
Graveside services will be at 1:00 P.M. Friday at Greene County Memorial Gardens Cemetery with Zack Roberts and Paul Dubar officiating. Visitation will be from 11:30 A. M. to 12:30 P.M. Friday at the Mitchell Funeral Home in Paragould.
Pallbearers include: Steve Holmes, Mardy Holmes, Tim Guinn, Turner Massey, Shannon Massey and Duncan Massey.
To sign an online guest book, please visit www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com


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Milton Oscar Scroggs


Milton Oscar Scroggs, 79, of Paragould, died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006 at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was retired from Emerson Electric Manufacturing.

His wife, Geneva preceded him in death.

Services will be 1 p.m. Friday, at New Friendship Cemetery with the Rev. Truman Wycoff officiating.

Heath Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


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Alberta A. Mears Bateman



Albert A. Mears Bateman, 70 of Paragould, died Thursday, November 9, 2006 at her residence. Mrs. Bateman was born on October 12, 1936 in Greene County, Arkansas, she was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal Faith.
Survivors include three sons: Joseph Dewayne Bateman, Jerry Lee Bateman, Sr., George Allen Bateman all of Paragould, three daughters: Rebecca Lewis of Paragould, Cindy Mullen of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Thelma Blancett of Paragould, one sister: Glenda Faye Carroll of Champaign, Illinois, fifteen grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.
Mrs. Bateman was preceded in death by: her husband: George “Buddy” Bateman, her parents: Albert and Bivian Mears, two brothers: J.W. Mears and Darrell “Tuffy” Mears.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 A.M. Monday, at the Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Floyd Ryles officiating, burial will follow in the New Friendship Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Sunday at the Mitchell Funeral Home in Paragould.


To sign an online guest book, please visit www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com

 

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Maliky Jason Miller



Maliky Jason Miller, one month old, of Paragould, Arkansas,died November 9, 2006 in Paragould. Maliky was born on October 3, 2006 in Kennett, Missouri.
Survivors include: his father Joshua Paul Miller, his mother Spring Curtis both of the home, one brother: Gauge Lorren of Paragould, grandparents: Debbie Curtis, Ray Curtis, Connie Passmore and Johnny Passmore all of Paragould, great grandparents: Jeanetta and Jimmy Newman of Paragould, Barbara and Joe Passmore of Jonesboro, Arkansas.
Maliky was preceded in death by: great grandparents: Martha and Everett Sessums.
Funeral services will be 10:30 A.M. Thursday at the Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel with Charles Stoddard officiating burial will follow in Greene County Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Wednesday at the Mitchell Funeral Home in Paragould.
Memorial may be made to the Benjamin Project, Inc. Attn; Ben’s Buddy/Angel Fund 2906 Newcastle Drive Paragould, AR 72450


To sign an online guest book, please visit www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com

 

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Leo Schug




Leo Schug, 81 of Benton, Kentucky died Friday, November 10, 2006 at the Marshall County Hospital in Benton, Kentucky. Mr. Schug was former owner of Leo’s Lotto Gas Station and was a U.S. Army veteran.
Survivors include: one sister: Clara Shields of Jonesboro, Arkansas.
Mr. Schug was preceded in death by: his father: John Schug, his mother: Lottie Prince Schug, a stepmother: Elsie Schug and one brother: Avon Schug.
Graveside services will be at 1:00 P.M. Monday at the Wood’s Chapel Cemetery near Paragould, Arkansas. Visitation will be from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Sunday at the Mitchell Funeral Home in Paragould.
Memorial may be made to: Abundant Life Worship Center, 511 U.S. Highway 95, Calvert City, KY 42029.
Harry Lee Eastworth

Harry Lee Eastworth, 65, of Paragould died Friday, Nov. 10, 2006 in his residence.

Born March 3, 1941, at Jonesboro, he lived around Jonesboro most of his life, moving to Paragould about one year ago. He was a member of Walnut Street Baptist Church.

Survivors include five cousins, Don and wife, Bobbie Hindman of Sherwood, Bobbie Hindman of Jonesboro, Robert Hindman of Freeport, Texas, Janice Huffstickler of Des Arc and Ronnie Hindman of Lonoke.

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

Graveside services and burial will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Strawfloor Cemetery.

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Emma Caldonia Dixon



Emma Caldonia Dixon, 87, of Jonesboro died Friday, Nov. 10, 2006 at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro.

She was born Sept. 29, 1919, was retired dorm custodian supervisor at Arkansas State University and of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include two sons, Jim Dixon of Columbia, Md., and Robert Dixon of Paragould; four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lero Dixon; her parents, Gertrude and Charles Livesay; five brothers, Cloyce Livesay, Coley Livesay, Milo Livesay, Grady Livesay and Ira Livesay; and three sisters, Viola Maxwell, Marie Noblin and Rosella Livesay.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel with Leonard Lingenfelter officiating. Burial will follow in Harvey's Chapel Cemetery at Marmaduke.

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

Online registry: www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com


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Dorothy Owen Guthrie

 


Dorothy Owen Guthrie, 82, of Paragould, formerly of Marmaduke, died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2006, at Paragould Nursing Center.

Dorothy was a school teacher for 41 years. She was a resident of Marmaduke until 1998, and a resident for eight years at Sunshine Manor. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Marmaduke.

Dorothy is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Ron and Nancy Guthrie and a host of friends and students.

Arrangements are with Heath Funeral Home. Private burial services will be at Hartsoe Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. Bernard’s Hospice.

 

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Sandra K. McChristian




Sandra K. McChristian, 63, of Paragould, went to be with her Lord, Sunday, November 12, 2006, at her residence. Born April 10, 1943, in Paragould, she was an employee of Greene Acres Nursing Home.
Survivors include three sons, Dale McChristian, Mickey McChristian, and Buffey McChristian; and one daughter, Tracee McChristian, all of Paragould. She is also survived by two sisters and brothers-in-law, Billy Jean and Jack Nicholson of Rogers, and Diana and Bill Jarrett of Paragould; five grandchildren, Chrystal McChristian, Dale Lee McChristian II, Savannah McChristian, Jordan McChristian, and Colby McChristian; four great grandchildren; five nephews; two nieces and by her best friend, Harold McChristian of Paragould.
Mrs. McChristian was preceded in death by her parents, Vernon and Orene Rogers; and by one brother, Arlin Rogers.
Graveside services will be conducted 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, November 15th, at Linwood Cemetery with Jim Fowler officiating. Visitation will be from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, at the Mitchell Funeral Home of Paragould. The procession will leave the funeral home at 9:50 A.M. Wednesday.
Greg Marlar, Wayne Walton, Scotty Mace, Joe Wineland, Brett Wineland, and Mike Nelson will serve as pallbearers.
Online registry: www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com



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Anna Faye McDaniel Stevenson



Anna Faye McDaniel Stevenson met with her Lord and Saviour on Sunday, November 12, 2006, at her home in Paragould surrounded by her family.
Anna Faye was 69 years of age, born March 28, 1937 to Granger and Gladys McDaniel in Paragould, Arkansas. On July 30, 1950, Ann accepted the Lord as her saviour and became a member of Woods Chapel Methodist Church.
Ann is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Kenny Wright of Paragould; one granddaughter and her husband, Jessica and John Scott; and two great grandsons, Sam and Blake Scott all of Leachville. She is also survived by one sister and brother-in-law, Willodean and Truman Olive; one niece, Donna Sparks, one nephew nad his wife, Sonny and Robin Olive; two great nieces, Shannan Ellenburg and Shantel Sparks; two great nephews, Shane and Shawn Sparks, all of Paragould; and by a great great niece, Clara Ann Ellenburg; and great great nephew, Fisher Sparks.
Ann was a former Human Resources Director of Dana (Garlock) Rubber before retiring in 2000. During her retirement, she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and family.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 6:00-9:00 P.M., at Mitchell Funeral Home, Paragould.
Funeral services will be 1:30 P.M., Thursday, November 16, 2006, at the Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel, with Jason Sutfin officiating. Burial will follow in Wood’s Chapel Cemetery. Shane Sparks, Shawn Sparks, Steve Ellenburg, Andy Ooley, Jerry Agee and Terry Agee will serve as pallbearers.


Online registry: www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com



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Arthur Amuel Davis



Arthur Amuel Davis, 52, of Paragould, died Sunday, November 12, 2006, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. An Army veteran, Mr. Davis was born November 8, 1954, at Pocahontas. He was a mechanic and of the Pentecostal faith. Survivors include his wife, Flavia Davis of the home; his mother, Virginia Bryant of Paragould; five sons, Jason Davis of Paragould, Harvey Knuckles of Marmaduke, Kevin Knuckles of Black Oak, Ben Knuckles of Gainesville, and Joey Knuckles of Somerset, Kentucky. He is also survived by three daughters, Tonya Davis of Orlando, Florida, and Christy Adams and Iris “Sissy” Watson, both of Paragould; two brothers, Everett Bradley and Garry Bradley, both of Paragould; and by sixteen grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Fred Bryant.
Visitation will be from 6:00-9:00 p.m., Tuesday, at Mitchell Funeral Home, Paragould.
Funeral services will be 1:30 P. M., Wednesday, November 15th, at the Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel with Everett Isom and J. E. McAnally officiating. Burial will follow in Shiloh Cemetery.
Jason Davis, Garry Bradley, Ben Knuckles, Wayne Flanery, Kevin Knuckles, and Kenny Allison will serve as pallbearers.
Online registry: www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com


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Tondaleah "Tonda" Desiree Roe


Tondaleah "Tonda" Desiree Roe, 45, passed away Sunday, Nov. 12, in Paragould. She was born in St. Louis, Mo., but lived in Paragould for the past 11 years. She was a homemaker and a member of Beech Grove Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Ron Roe, of Paragould; three sons, Justin, Andy and Jesse of Paragould; her mother, Patsy Vowell of Paragould; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Elmer and Nettie Brewer; an aunt, Ruby Malone; and two uncles, John Brewer and Darrell Eugene Brewer.

Visitation will be Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 10:30, at Beech Grove Baptist Church with Richard Williams officiating. Pallbearers will be Joe Bolton, Bryan Miller, Michael Moore, Matthew Hannah, Ronnie Utley, Matt Roe and Mike Paigh. Burial will be in Lulu Cemetery in Senath, Mo.

Online registry at www.phillipsfuneral.net


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Floyd Balentine


Floyd Balentine, 91, of Paragould, died Monday, November 13, 2006 in Arkansas Methodist Hospital.

He attended the First Assembly of God Church at Paragould.

He leaves his daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Donnie McKinney; grandchildren, Michael and Crystal McKinney, and Melissa and Ricky Ryan; and one great-grandchild, Rylee Ryan, all of Paragould; and one sister, Susie Brewer of Waggoner, Okla.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Cobb Funeral Home at Blytheville with burial in Elmwood Cemetery.

Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. today in the funeral home.

 


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Charles Wallis



Charles Wallis, 92, of Beech Grove passed away Monday, Nov. 13, 2006, in Arkansas Methodist Medical Center.

Born February 7, 1914, he was a retired farmer and lifelong member of Commissary Church of Christ, where he served as an elder.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Hots Wallis; his parents, W. L. and L'Nora Wallis; three brothers; and one sister.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Wendell and Mary Wallis of Little Rock, and Gaylon and Sharron Wallis of Bryant; two daughters and a son-in-law, Janis Toombs of Beech Grove, and Karon and Russell Stallcup of Lafe. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Kim Horton, Jennifer Toombs, J.R. Toombs, Greg Wallis and Ashley Wallis; and by two great-grandchildren, Ella Horton and Annalyn Toombs.

Visitation will be from noon-2:30 p.m. Thursday in Mitchell Funeral Home at Paragould.

The family will have a graveside service in Morrow Cemetery. His family will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Morrow Cemetery Fund.


Online registry: www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com

 

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Juanita Guffey



Mrs. Minnie Juanita Guffey, born Oct. 19, 1920, in Paragould, died , Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2006, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould.

She is survived by four daughters and sons-in-law, Seva Jeter, Charlene and Richard Peel, Claudine Abbott, Christene and Roger Allison, all of Paragould; a son, Wayne Seats of Memphis, Tenn.; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Zola (Martin) Cole of Paragould.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Guffey; twin infant sons, Harold Dean and Willie Dene Morris; her parents, John and Effie (Wilkins) Martin; three brothers, Ralph Martin, Joseph Martin and John P. Martin; and three sisters, Edna Peak, Effie Grace Tippitt and Clara Isbell.

She was of the Baptist faith.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, at Finch Cemetery near Paragould with the Rev. Dennis Strope officiating. Emerson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Online registry; www.emersonfuneralhome.com



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Mike Croy



Mike Croy, 53, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2006 in his residence.

Mike was a rancher, retired from the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department, and an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church.

Mike is survived by his wife, Carol Croy of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Justin Berg of Stuttgart; his mom, Essie Abbott of Thayer, Mo.; his mother and stepfather, Mildred Barthlomee and Bill Shilvock of Thayer; sister and brother-in-law, Marcia and Bill Mayse of Sunnyvale, Texas; brother and sister-in-law, Billy and Pat Shilvock of Saddle.

He was preceded in death by his dad, Shorty Abbott.

Visitation will be today from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Heath Funeral Home.

A celebration of his life will be Friday at 10 a.m. in Mount Zion Baptist Church with the Revs. Ken Overton and Raymond Atwood officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Log Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Carlos Eason, Buck Markum, Scott Kelley, W. D. Newsom, Harry Wayne Willcockson, Joe Watson, Danny Andrews and Dean May.

Honorary pallbearers will be Greene County Highway Department, District 10 Highway Department, Bud Myers and Jerry Taylor.

The family requests that memorials be made to Arkansas Cancer Research Center at UAMS or Arkansas Baptist Children's Home.

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Eva Smith



Eva Smith, of Datto, was born in Paragould, July 4, 1914 to John and Elmer McGowan Arant. She died in her home Nov. 16, 2006 at the age of 92.
A retired restaurant owner, she was a membrer of  Church of Christ.


Survivors are two sons, Amos Goodman, Flint, MI and James H. Goodman, St. Petersburg, FL; two daughters, Wilma J. Tennant, Biggers and Brenda Murray, Datto; two brothers, Johnie Arant, Biggers and Roy Arant, Jonesboro; two sisters, Dolly Rice, Paragould and Irene Thornburg, California; 22 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and 16 gret-great-grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Amos Goodman (Nov. 30, 1995) and Barney Smith (Jan. 30, 2001); four sons, William, H.C., H.D., and David Goodman; sister, Sunshine Arant.


Services Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006 in Ermert Funeral Home Chapel with Johnie Arant officiating. Burial in
Corning Cemetery under the direction of Ermert Funeral Home.

 

 

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Emiley Rose Lewis



Emiley Rose Lewis of Paragould died Friday, Nov. 17, at Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock.

She was born Thursday, Nov. 16, in Jonesboro.

Survivors include her parents, Chris Lewis and Rosey Lee Snyder, both of Paragould; grandparents, Tommy Snyder and Peggy Lowe of Jonesboro, and Marica Morgan of Goobertown; and four brothers, Christopher Aiden Smith, Brandon Lee Lewis, Cory Xavier Lewis and twin brother, Johnny Alan Lewis, all of Paragould.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Trinity Cemetery with Mike Wells Sr. officiating.

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Chestine Tribett



Chestine Tribett, 72, of Paragould died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006 at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould.

She was born March 28, 1934, in Blytheville, the daughter of the late Chester Vader and Grace Foxx Wooldridge.

She was also preceded in death by her sister, Aileen Powell; and her brother, Hal Wooldridge.

She was a homemaker and attended Christ United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Clifford D. Tribett of the home; a daughter, Gwen Woods of Paragould; two sons, Steven Chester Tribett of Little Rock and Richard Tribett of Conway; and five brothers, Harley Wooldridge, Winston Wooldridge and Ben Wooldridge, all of Paragould, Cecil Wooldridge of Osceola and Paul Wooldridge of West Memphis.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 tonight at Heath Funeral Home.

Her life will be celebrated Tuesday, Nov. 21, at 10 a.m. in the Heath Colonial Chapel with Tim Wooldridge officiating. Burial will follow at Greene County Memorial Gardens.

 


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Scottie Brummett


Scottie Brummett, 79, of Paragould, died Tuesday, November 21, 2006, at Paragould Nursing Center.
An Army veteran, he was born April 12, 1927, in Greene County. Mr. Brummett was a retired salesman and manufacturing representative, a member of 7th and Mueller Church of Christ, the American Legion, and a great St. Louis Cardinals fan.
Survivors include his wife, Aletta Brummett of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Cindy Brummett of Paragould; one daughter, Kathy Brummett of Seattle, Washington; and three sisters, Ruby Faulk and Oleta Keen, both of Paragould, and Dorothy Butler of Lansing, Michigan. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Sara Monroe, Jake Monroe and wife, Jenny, all of Seattle; Kelly Clayton and husband, Frank, and Lindsay Brummett, all of Paragould; and by three great grandchildren, Jaxon Monroe of Seattle, and David and Kegan Clayton of Paragould.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Della Brummett; and by two brothers, John and Joe Brummett.
Visitation will be Friday from 6:00-9:00 p.m., at Mitchell Funeral Home, Paragould.
Funeral service will be Saturday, November 25th, 10:30 a.m. at Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel, with Larry McFadden and Art Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Linwood Cemetery.
Archie Johnson, Charles Noel, Dillman Cothren, Greg Walker, Bill Schatzley, and Wendell Eubanks will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Lashley, Finis Brewer, and Charles Wood.


Online registry: www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com



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Johnny Mack Huckabee



Johnny Mack Huckabee, 48, of Paragould, died Tuesday, November 21, 2006, at his residence. Born November 8, 1958, in Paragould, he remodeled houses.
Survivors include his mother, Maxine Huckabee of Paragould; one son, Jacob Huckabee of Paragould; 2 brothers, Rick Huckabee of Paragould and Larry Huckabee of Cardwell, Missouri; one sister, Glenna Huckabee of Arbyrd; and one granddaughter, Bailey Huckabee.
He was preceded in death by his father, Leonard Eugene Huckabee.
A family memorial service will be conducted at a later date. Mitchell Funeral Home, Paragould, was in charge of arrangements.
Online registry: www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com


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Norma Jeanne Hall



Norma Jeanne Hall, 67, of Paragould, formerly of Cardwell, Mo., died Nov. 21, 2006, in St. Bernards Regional Medical Center at Paragould.

She was born at Cardwell, the daughter of the late Gladys and Rufus Miller. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Curtis R. Hall, and brothers, Carl and Roy Miller.

She is survived by her daughters, Paula Holligan Bowen of Leachville, Brook Hall Price of Little Rock and JoAnn Hall Bruce of Paragould; son, Eddie Holligan of Paragould; sisters, Margaret Corrin of California, Betty Tolley of Cardwell and Mary Lou Jackson of Paragould; brother, Richard Miller of Cardwell; grandchildren, Colton Holligan, Rebecka Bowen, Scott Bowen, Parker Price and Sydney Price.

The family will receive family and friends Friday in Heath Funeral Home from 6-9 p.m. There will be private family services.

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Wilmer Glenn Burney



Wilmer Glenn "Yogi" Burney, 68, of Paragould passed away Friday, Nov. 24, 2006 in his residence.

He was born in Elfers, Fla., and had lived for 13 years in Paragould, where he was employed at Martin Sprocket and Gear. He was a veteran of the Army National Guard and a member of Lake Street Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Dewanda Dees Burney of the home; two sons, Justin Burney and his wife, Karrie, of Tampa, Fla., and Seth Burney of Paragould; two daughters, Rachel and her husband Shane Mitchell, and Ava Dees, both of Paragould; one brother, Deryl Burney of New Port Richey, Fla.; three sisters, Shirley Belk of Ladson, S.C., Gladys Burney and Debbie Jones, both of New Port Richey; and seven grandchildren, Morgan, Austin, Zachary, Bethany, Christopher, Madison and Daryan.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rufus and Ruth Lucille Burney, and one granddaughter, Brittany Burney.

Visitation will be today from 6-7:30 p.m. in Phillips Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in Lake Street Baptist Church at Paragould with Wayne Faulkner officiating.

Pallbearers will be Seth Burney, Justin Burney, Shane Mitchell, Deryl Burney, Russell Dees and Jerry Dees.

Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery at Paragould.
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Henry Lee Wiggs


Henry Lee Wiggs, 84, of St. Charles, Missouri, died Saturday, November 25, 2006 at the St. Joseph Health Center.
A Navy veteran of World War II, Mr. Wiggs was born August 21, 1922, in Greene County, and retired as a foreman for Terminal Railroad. He was a member of First Baptist Church of St. Charles, the Transportation Communications International Union, and a lifetime member of VFW Post 8888. He was owner of Henry’s Tool Center in downtown St. Charles.
Survivors include his wife, Willodean Wiggs of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Henry Paul and Debbie Wiggs, and Phillip Houston and Cindy Bichsel Wiggs, all of St. Charles. He is also survived by eight grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; and by several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar Lee and Becky Ann Butler Wiggs; and by one daughter, Pamela Ann Wiggs.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00-8:00 p.m., at Mitchell Funeral Home, Paragould.
Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 29th, at Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel with Eddie Gene Wright officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Greene County Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Memorials to First Baptist Church of St. Charles, Muegge Road, St. Charles, MO; the American Lung Association or the American Heart Fund would be appreciated.
Online registry: www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com

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Mark Taylor



Mark Allen Taylor was born in Paragould to Johnnie A. and Mary E. Smart Taylor, July 26, 1971 and died in an accident near Neelyville, MO, Nov. 26, 2006. He was 35. A member f Palatka Church of Christ, he was a farmer.
Survivors are his father and mother, Johnnie and Mary Taylor, Success; one daughter, Brooke Taylor, Corning;
one brother, Clay (Nicole) Taylor, Success; two
nieces, Ally and Maddy Taylor; grandparents, Bud and Geraldine Taylor, Success; grandmother, Mary Lou
Smart, Paragould; several aunts, uncles and cousins.


He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Homer Gene Smart and a cousin, Charay Richmond.
Services Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2006 n Ermert Funeral Home Chapel with Joh Fears officiating. Burial in Black's Cemetery under the direction of Ermert Funeral Home.


Memorials may be made to Paragould Children's Home.

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Charley Pillow



Charley Ray Pillow, Paragould, was born Feb. 26, 1932 in Paragould to Mack and Felsie Boozer Pillow. He died in Arkansas Methodist Medical Center, Paragould, Nov. 26, 2006. He was 74.
He was a heavy equipment operator.


Survivors are one daughter, Patrice Miller, Canyon Lake, TX; two brothers, Walter Pillow and Davis
Pillow, both of Paragould; three sisters, Dora Alice Humphries, St. Louis, MO, Sunshine Shearer, Paragould,
and Hilda Mae Faulk, Hope; grandchildren, Heath Spurlock, Bryan Spurlock, Amanda Miller;
great-grandchildren, Dillon and Halley; several nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by a daughter, Debra Lynn Pillow, five brothers, Paul, Amos, Theo, Dempsy and
Issac Pillow; two sisters, Loretta Rundall and Ruby Lamb.


Graveside services Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006 at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Walcott with Maurice PRINCE
officiating.

 

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Hugh Edwin Wolfe Jr.



Hugh Edwin "Tody" Wolfe Jr., 79, of Paragould died Monday, Nov. 27, 2006, in Greene Acres Nursing and Rehab.

He was retired from GTE Telephone Co. and was a member of West View Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Hugh and Helen Clark Wolfe Sr.; and brothers, Robert and William Wolfe.

Survivors include a sister, Virginia Highfill of Paragould; and two brothers, James Wolfe of Paragould and Donald Wolfe of Apple Valley, Calif.

Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Linwood Cemetery with the Rev. Marc Reeves officiating.

The family will receive friends from 1-2:30 p.m. prior to the service on Wednesday in Heath Funeral Home.

 


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Chester Harold Walker



Chester Harold Lashley Walker, 86, of Paragould, died Tuesday, November 28, 2006, at St. Bernard’s Medical Center.
Mr. Walker was born June 26, 1920, he was a retired steel mill worker, and of the Nazarene faith.
He is survived by one son, Chester Leroy Walker; two daughters, Crystal Toney and Sandra Guthrie; and one sister, Betty McEntyre, all of Paragould; and by 7-1/2 grandchildren.
Mr. Walker was preceded in death by his father, Lester Lashley; his mother, Lula Gertrude Walker; and by one brother, Joe Lashley.
Visitation will be from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M., Thursday, at the Mitchell Funeral Home in Paragould. Funeral services will be 1:00 P.M., Friday, December 1st, at the Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel with James Warbington officiating. Burial will follow in Union Grove Cemetery.
Online registry: www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com

 

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Darrell Wayne Sims



Darrell Wayne Sims, 57 of Paragould, died Wednesday, November 29, 2006 at the St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Darrell was born on January 29, 1949 in Greene County, Arkansas. Mr. Sims was a Vietnam Army Veteran and formerly worked at Emerson Electric.
Survivors include: his mother: Berta Lou Sims of the home, two brothers: Danny Sims of Paragould, Jamie Sims Leesburg, Virginia, two sisters: Jane Wheeler and Lurene Ricker both of Paragould, nieces and nephews: Tommy, Todd, Barry, Michael, Ashley and Jon, one great niece: Zoie.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M. Friday at the Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel, burial will follow in the Pine Knott Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Thursday at the Mitchell Funeral Home of Paragould.
Memorials may be made to: Pine Knott Cemetery Fund.
Online registry: www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com


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Clifford D. Tribett



Clifford D. Tribett, 78, of Paragould died Nov. 29, 2006, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould.

Born March 21, 1928, in New Martinsville, W.Va., he was a retired chief petty officer in the Navy and an independent businessman.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Chestine Tribett on Nov. 18, 2006; father, Herbert Tribett; mother and stepfather, Lillian Archer Tribett and Vernon Leek; brothers, John Tribett and Herbert Vernon Tribett.

Survivors include his daughter, Gwen Woods of Paragould; sons, Steven Chester Tribett of Little Rock and Richard Tribett of Conway; brothers, Joe Tribett of Bee Branch and Ernie Tribett of Whitman, Md.; sisters, Gwen Klein of Des Moines, Iowa, and Janet Keenan of Mocksville, N.C. and six grandchildren.

His life will be celebrated Saturday, Dec. 2, at 10 a.m. at the Heath Colonial Chapel with Tim Wooldridge officiating. Burial will follow at Greene County Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Heath Funeral Home.

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Iva Pearl Walker Hendley



Iva Pearl Walker Hendley, 80, of Paragould died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006 in Greene Acres Nursing Home. She was a homemaker and a member of O'Kean Free Will Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Dolphus Bryant and Eva Parrish Barton; first husband, Ira Walker; second husband, Everett Hendley; daughters, Dorotha Jean Flanrey, and Thelma Darlene Jurmu; brothers, Robert and James Barton; and sisters, Ruth and Juanita Barton.

Survivors include daughters, Elizabeth Ann Walker of Van Buren, Dora Evelyn Machacek, Patricia Bernice Turner and Sheila King of Paragould; sons, Charles Ray Walker and Robert Edward Walker of Paragould; a sister, Judy Hopper; two brothers, Ernest and Lonnie Barton of Kennett, Mo.; 29 grandchildren, 57 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Heath Colonial Chapel with the Rev. Earl Wayne Fisher officiating. Burial will follow in Jones Ridge Cemetery at Delaplaine.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday in Heath Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Glenn Huffstetler, Mark Coleman, Ira King, Frank Oden, Stoney Cook, Michael Cody and David Walker.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.



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