Timothy “Timmy” Lee Caudle
Timothy “Timmy” Lee Caudle, 42, of Paragould passed away on Thursday, November 1, 2007, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center.
He was born in Paragould on July 23, 1965, to George and Opal Christine Caudle. Mr. Caudle loved drag racing and was of the Baptist belief.
He is survived by a son, Jackie Travis, of the home; his mother, Opal Caudle of Jonesboro; brothers, Larry Caudle and Gary Caudle of Paragould, Freddy Caudle of Watermon, Ill., Glen Talley of Jonesboro and Steve Talley of Brookland; his sisters, Diane Gilbert of Jonesboro and Ricky McCall of Sycamore, Ill.; and his grandfather, James Foreland of Brookland.
He was preceded in death by his father, George Caudle; brothers, Darrell, John Henry and Jerry; a sister, Linda Pittman; and his grandmother, Ester Forehand.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home in Jonesboro, with Sam Manuel officiating. Burial will follow at Pine Log Cemetery. Visitation will be this evening from 5-8 at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will include Ricky Fletcher, Greg Forehand, Norman Pittman, Tony Forehand, Billy Hinson and Donald Forehand. Honorary pallbearers will include Larry Caudle, Gary Caudle, Glen Talley, Gary Caudle II, and Jonathan Caudle.
To sign the online guest book, go to www.rollerfuneralhomes.com
James Leon Clark Sr.
The Rev. James Leon Clark Sr., 75, of Paragould died Friday, November 2, 2007 at his home.
He was born April 17, 1932, the son of the late Lynnie Francis and Norma Deardeuff Clark. He was also preceded in death by his son, James Leon Clark Jr., and his brother, Samuel Clark.
He was an Air Force veteran and retired from McDonnell-Douglas Aircraft and was of the Christian faith.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Kevin Larimer of Paragould; son and daughter-in-law, Allen Michael and Terana Clark of Pinellas Park, Fla.; siblings, Jean Louis of Afton, Mo., Joe Clark of St. Louis, Mary Schmidt of Lancaster, Calif., Daniel Clark of St. Mary’s, Mo., Bonnie Thornton of Mehlville, Mo., and Paul Clark of St. Louis; grandchildren, Bryse Clark of Pinellas Park, Fla., and Chelsea “Cheyenne” Hyde of Paragould; and the mother of his children, Charlotte DeRoe of Paragould. The family will receive friends from noon-1:30 p.m. Monday at Heath Funeral Home. Family and friends will meet at Memorial Gardens Cemetery at 2 p.m. Monday to celebrate his life with the Rev. Larry Thornton and Bill Bass officiating.
Nola Naomi Allison
Nola Naomi Allison, 89, of Beech Grove died Saturday, November 3, 2007 at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center.
Nola was a homemaker and farmer and a member of the Stanford Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Troy Allison; parents, Charles Franklin and Lucy Arnold Newberry; brothers, Bill, Woodrow and Wallace Newberry; and sister, Bernice Williams.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Tommy Charlyn and Loreta Allison of Beech Grove; brothers, Tom Newberry of Lewisburg, Tenn., and Frank Newberry of Jonesboro; sister, Pearl Hamilton of Paragould; grandchildren, Rhonda Davis, Rodney Allison, Renee Vaughn and Robin Smith; great-grandchildren, Justin and Jessica Davis, Troy and Sarah Allison, Daniel and Allison Vaughn, Candace, Jordan and Seth Smith.
Visitation will be from 6 until 9 p.m. this evening at Heath Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Stanford Baptist Church with the Rev. Marion Gramling officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Zion Cemetery.
The family requests that memorials be made to the Stanford Baptist Church Building Fund.
D.J. Franklin Rogers
D.J. Franklin Rogers, infant son of Alice and Frank Rogers passed away Sunday, November 4, 2007, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center.
He is survived by his parents; four sisters, Kimberly and Michelle Rogers, Nicolette and Lashaya Lenderman; and grandparents Van and Cindy Hinds, and Johnny and Shirley Peyton, all of Paragould. His great-grandparents are Carl Lee and Teresa Rogers.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Dennis Scudder officiating. Pallbearers will be Junior Hinds and David Hinds. Interment will be in Trinity Cemetery at Bono.
Visitation will be tonight from 6-7:30 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate you making a donation at First National Bank to the D.J. Rogers fund.
Online register: www.phillipsfuneral.net
Dora Kathleen Overshine
Dora Kathleen Overshine, 83, Paragould, died Wednesday, November 7, 2007, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center.
Born September 21, 1924, to Maudie and Albert Beauchamp in Stanford, she was a longtime resident of the Evening Star community. She worked at the Ed White Shoe Factory at Paragould, then retired from Cinch Manufacturing at Pocahontas in 1986.
Mrs. Overshine was a member of Vines Chapel Baptist Church for 67 years, where she served as piano player for several years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Overshine; her parents; three sisters, Joyce Dillsaver, Lucille Orick and Maxine Orick; and three nephews.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Pat Overshine of Paragould; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Connie Friar of Paragould, Eddie Faye and Lonnie Bickford of Maynard and Judy and Larry Clark of Delaplaine; two sisters, Genivie Terry of Little Rock and Savannah Smith of Gobles, Mich.; one sister-in-law, Leotta Alley of Crawfordsville, Ind.; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Visitation will be tonight from 6-9 in Mitchell Funeral Home at Paragould.
Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel with L.R. Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery.
Online guestbook: www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com
Paul Alfred Magel
Paul Alfred Magel, 68, of Paragould, died Friday, November 8, 2007, at St. Bernard's Medical Center. Born November 17, 1938, in Minneapolis, MN., he was retired from the U S Navy. Mr. Magel was of the Christian faith.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Packy and Misty Magel of Paragould; one daughter and son-in-law, Wendy and Ricky Harrison of Kennett, Missouri; two brothers Gerald Magel and Lawrence Magel, both of Minnesota; and one sister, Barbara Hendricks of Minnesota. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Dustye Harrison, Spencer Magel and Anna Clara Magel.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sandra Magel; his parents, Paul Alfred Magel, Sr. and Catherine Warner Magel; a sister, Janet Woodworth; and one brother, John Patrick Magel.
Visitation will be Sunday from 6:00-9:00 p.m., at Mitchell Funeral Home, Paragould.
Graveside services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m., Monday, November 12th, at Greene County Memorial Gardens Cemetery, with Bobby Hartsfield officiating. The procession will leave Mitchell Funeral Home at 10:15 a.m., Monday.
Online guestbook: www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com
Cleave Edward Jones
Cleave Edward Jones, age 61, of Paragould, died Saturday, November 10, 2007 at his home.
He was born February 21, 1946 in Paragould and had lived his entire life there.
He is survived by his daughter, Shannon Callahand; brothers, Teddy Jones and R.J. Jones; and granddaughter, Kaylee Callahand; and his lifelong partner, Phyllis Roark of Paragould.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Alma Hammond Jones; and two sisters.
All services will be private under the direction of Emerson Funeral Home of Jonesboro.
An online guest book can be signed at www.emersonfuneralhome.com
Harold Francis Farris
Harold Farris, 88, died Sunday, November 11, 2007, at home in Reyno.
Mr. Farris was born March 15, 1919, in Fort Dodge, KS. He was a landscaper. He joined the U.S. Army in 1942 and was a veteran of World War II. He was a lifetime member of American Legion Post No. 38, Piggott Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4517 and Disabled American Veterans. He was a member of Reyno First Baptist Church.
Survivors include his sons, Richard Leon Farris of McClure, Ill., and Leslie Charles Farris of Osawatomie, Kan.; daughters, Leota Jean Lile of Parker, Kan., Connie Francis Deffenbaugh of Lenexa, Kan., Carol Lee Payne of Olathe, Kan., and Leona Louise Snyder of Carl Junction, Mo.; and sister, Marjorie Gilchrist of Osawatomie.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Isaac and Jessie Farris; son, Harold Eugene Farris; brothers, Donald Eugene and Howard L. Farris; and sisters, Mildred Nadine Stringham and Dorothy L. Reynolds.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 9-10 a.m. at Reyno First Baptist Church in Reyno with the service to follow at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Greene County Memorial Gardens at Paragould with Patrick Hovis officiating under the direction of Ermert Funeral Home of Corning.
Patricia Ann Schreit Tannehill
Patricia Ann Schreit Tannehill, 74, died peacefully in her home Monday, November 12, 2007. She was born in Festus, Mo., was raised in Paragould, and moved to Panama City with her family in 1975. Pat led a caring, compassionate, genuine and beautiful life.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Frank Joseph Schreit, Sr. and Anna Haba Schreit.
Surviving Pat are her loving husband of 51 years, Joseph King Tannehill, Sr.; her children, Jane Tannehill Perry and husband, Scott, of Panama City, Fla., Margaret Tannehill Thibodeau and husband, John, of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, Mary Tannehill Millett and husband, Richard, of Panama City, Fla., and Joe King Tannehill, Jr. and wife, Deirdre, of Lynn Haven, Fla.; her grandchildren, the joys of her later life, Tricia Susan Thibodeau, Rachel Patricia Perry, Mollie Atwood Thibodeau, Robyn Margaret Perry, Thomas Joseph Millett and Anna Jane Millett; her brother, Frank Joseph Schreit, Sr. and his wife Mary Ann, her sister Jane McKenzie and her husband John; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Pat was valedictorian of Paragould High School’s graduating class of 1951. During her time there, she was Homecoming Queen, a member of the National Honor Society, an All-State basketball player and a member of the majorette squad. Pat also played the flute in the band and was an accomplished pianist. In 1953, she graduated from Christian College in Columbia, Mo. after serving as student body President. She graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1955 with cum laude honors and a degree in Early Education.
During her life, Pat served as a school teacher, homemaker and secretary of the Board of Merrick Industries. She was a member of the American Association of University Women, United Methodist Women, and Delta Delta Delta sorority. Pat was also an active part of First United Methodist Church and participated in its Lillie Pennington Sunday School class, Sarah Circle, hand bell choir and library program.
Above all, Pat’s life was characterized by her generosity of spirit and her constant focus on faith, family and friends.
A memorial service will be held in her honor at First United Methodist Church of Panama City at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 18, 2007. A reception will follow the service at the FUMC Trinity Center.
The Tannehill family would like to thank Covenant Hospice, Dr. John Nanfro, Dr. Venu Bathini, Dr. Syed Mahmood and Dr. Marion Mathews for all their care and compassion. Heartfelt thanks also to all of the caring friends who have prayed for and supported her over the years.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any expressions of sympathy be made to First United Methodist Church or Covenant Hospice.
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Howell Dwight White
Howell Dwight White, 74, of Paragould died Monday, November 12, 2007, at St. Bernard’s Regional Medical Center. He was the former owner of Portfolio Oil Corporation, an accountant, a member of the First Baptist Church and a World War II veteran.
Howell is survived by his wife, Doris Cole White, of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Inacia White of Oklahoma City, Okla.; daughter, Margaret White of Oklahoma City, Okla.; step-sons and daughters-in-law, Mark Cole, Scott and Kristi Cole of Paragould, Rick & Claudia Gardner of Oklahoma City, Okla.; step-daughter and son-in-law, Julee and Mark Hopper of Mountain Home, Ark.; brother and sister-in-law, Loren and Phylis White of San Antonio, Texas; sister and brother-in-law, Lewanah and Jerry Parker of Reno, Nev.; nine grandchildren, Timmy, Sarah and Daniel White, P.J. Gardner, Cole, Conner and Cameron Hopper, and Kiana and Gage Cole.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jess and Ruth Goforth White, brothers, Nathan and Anan White.
Visitation will be Thursday from 6 – 8 p.m. at Heath Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Friday at 11 a.m. in the Heath Colonial Chapel with Revs. Bill Steeger and Loren White officiating.
The family request that memorials be made to the 1st Baptist Church or the American Diabetes Association.
Rollen Keith Boone
Rollen Keith Boone, 48, of Paragould, died November 13, 2007, at his home. Born Aug. 25, 1959, in Paragould, he was a truck driver and a member of Griffin Memorial United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his mother, Glenda Clark of Paragould; one son, Aaron Keith Boone of Paragould; one daughter, Heather Britt of Paragould; one sister, Debbie Riley Carey of Texarkana, Texas; one half-brother, Mike Boone of Paragould; one half-sister, Pat Spillman of Paragould; four grandchildren and several cousins, aunts, and uncles, and one niece and three nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Roland Boone and one half brother, Roger Boone.
Funeral services will be November 16, 2 p.m. at the Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel with Herbert Starr officiating. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, 6 until 9 p.m. at Mitchell Funeral Home.
Sign an online register at www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com
Larry Gene Stalnaker
Larry Gene Stalnaker, 60, of Jonesboro, died Tuesday, November 13, 2007, at St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born on Jan. 31, 1947, at Light, the son of the late Lucian and Fancy Stevens Stalnaker. Larry was one of Gods Special Children and a member of the Church of Christ in Light.
He is survived by three sisters, Mary Rowe Decker and husband, Martin, and Roxie Sue Miles, all of Paragould, and Annette Crews of Omaha, Neb.; two brothers, Jack Stalnaker and wife, Patsy of Harrisburg, and Bob Stalnaker and wife, Joy of Lawton, Okla. Many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be November 16, 2007, at 1 p.m. at Higginbotham Chapel in Walnut Ridge, with Jeff Orick and Martin Decker officiating. Burial to follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery near Walcott.
Visitation will be today from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Matt Hudson, 35, of Paragould died Wednesday evening, November 14, 2007.
Born December 28, 1971, he loved hunting and fishing and was of the Presbyterian belief.
He is survived by his wife, Mandy Hudson; son, Mason Hudson of Paragould; father, James Hudson of Jonesboro; mother, Sally Baker of Cabot; brothers, Jay Hudson and his wife Jill and Robert Hudson, all of Jonesboro; paternal grandmother, Van Hudson; and nephew, Connor Hudson.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Christopher Michael Hudson; maternal grandparents, James and LaVeigh Baker; and paternal grandfather, Lonnie Hudson.
A graveside service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. in Mt. Zion Cemetery with the Rev. Tommy Toombs officiating. Emerson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Active pallbearers will be Jay Hudson, Robert Hudson, Richard Johnston, Doug Walker, Todd Gray and Michael Beasley.
Honorary pallbearers will include Troy Manz, Paul Dugger and Lee Jetton.
Visitation will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. until noon in the funeral home.
For lasting memorials, the family asks that consideration be given to the Matt Hudson Family Benefit Fund. Donations may be made at any Liberty Bank location.
An online guestbook can be signed at www.emersonfuneralhome.com
Anna Lee Campbell
Anna L. Campell, 82, of Paragould, Ark, passed away at her home on November 14, 2007. Mrs. Campbell was a homemaker and loving wife, mother and grandmother.
She is survived by her husband, Duane Campbell; her daughter, Kim Hatley; three step-daughteres, Rona Waits, Debbie Uthoff, and Candace Well; a step-son, Duane Dale Campbell; a sister, Dean Mandrell; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Linwood Cemetery in Paragould.
Donald Ray Ward
Donald Ray Ward, 43, died Thursday, November 15, 2007 at Arkansas Methodist Hospital.
He is survived by his parents, Burton Alonza “Jack” Ward Jr. and Edith Martha Bohannon Ward of Paragould; a brother, David Ward of Neelyville, Mo.; and two sisters, Ann Jenkins and Alice Reed, both of Paragould.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 17, 2007 at Beech Grove Baptist Church in Beech Grove with Eric W. Newberry officiating.
Visitation will be from 6-8 tonight in the church.
Arrangements are under the direction of McNabb Funeral Home in Pocahontas.
Elwanda Mae Bryan
Born February 9, 1930, Elwanda Mae Bryan, 77, of Paragould died Friday, November 16, 2007 at St. Bernards Medical Center.
She is survived by her son, Ronald “Rusty” Bryan of Lake City; five daughters, Rhonda Goepel of Aurora, Ill., Sandra Hagan of Jonesboro, and Sharon Vogt, Paula Usher and Debora Bone, all of Paragould; brother, Dean Summers of Missouri; sister, Donna Tillman of Missouri; loving friend and caregiver, Pam Ford; 21 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald “Pappy” Bryan Sr.; parents, Russell and Goldie Summers; two brothers, Don and Russell Summers; and sister, Mary Summers.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Roller-Farmers Union Chapel with Greg Anderson and Harold Anderson officiating.
Visitation will be Sunday from 2-5 p.m. in the funeral home.
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Teddy Joe Norman
Teddy Joe Norman, 41, of Paragould died Friday, November 16, 2007 in Memphis.
He was preceded in death by his father, Leonard Norman; and sister, Karen Norman.
Survivors include his wife, Zina Norman; daughter, Crystal Andrews; sons, Lloyd Norman and Rocky Norman; mother, Carrie Howard; sisters, Mabel Poore, Darlene Forbs, Ellen Whitlow and Joyce Moya; brothers, Kenny Norman and Roger Norman; and five grandchildren, all of Paragould.
Visitation will be Sunday night from 6-8 in Heath Funeral Home.
His life will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday in Heath Colonial Chapel. Burial will follow in Linwood Cemetery.
Paul Victor Stallcup, 95, died at his residence on Friday, November 16, 2007, his loving wife Frances by his side. Paul was born July 2, 1912, in the Beech Grove area where he lived his entire life.
Paul was the oldest son of Rev. Ed and Vira Taylor Stallcup who preceded him in death. Paul was also preceded by his brothers, Willard, Roland and Carlos “Pete” Stallcup, sisters, Murriel Smith, Mildred and Helen Laymon.
Survivors include his loving wife, Frances Stallcup of the home, sisters-in-law, Mayo Stallcup of Paragould and Jewell Stallcup of Stanford. Step-sons and daughters-in-law, Gaylon and Diane Holt and their son Ben of Bradenton, FL., Robert and Cassie Holt of St. Louis, MO. Robert is the son of Jerry Holt who passed away in 2004.
Paul was superintendent of the Scatter Creek Methodist Church and a teacher. Later when that church closed, he became a charter member of the Beech Grove Methodist Church where he worshiped until his death.
Pallbearers will be Wayne Stallcup, Russell Stallcup, Jack McKelvey, Tim McKelvey, Patrick Lenderman and Billy Lovelady.
Honorary pallbearers: Weldon Stallcup, Jerry Shipman, Charlie Self, Cloyce Boone, Galen Williams, “D” Williams, Moyl Williams, Buddy Smith and Dan Smith.
The family will receive friends from 11:00 – 12:45 Monday at Heath Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 1:00 P.M. at Heath Colonial Chapel with Rev. Bob Hager officiating. Private family burial will be at Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may visit the gravesite after 3:30 P.M. Monday.
Persons wishing to leave a lasting memorial are asked to consider the Beech Grove
United Methodist Church.
May God’s richest blessings be with relatives and friends whom he loved very much.
Lottie K. Armstrong
Lottie K. Armstrong, 95, passed from this life November 18, 2007. She was born September 19, 1912, in Greene County to John K. and Lenora Howell Eubanks.
In 1933, she married her high school sweetheart, Earl Armstrong. With him she shared a love of gardening and cats. She worked tirelessly in her yard, and in the spring it looked like a flower garden.
She was a long-time member of First Baptist Church.
Her survivors include a nephew, Michael Eubanks; and a niece, Sonya Hester, and others of the Hart and Kappelman families.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers, John Albert Eubanks and James A. Eubanks; two sisters, Goldie Eubanks and Loraine Lowry; half sisters, Agnes Hart, Hallie Taylor, Emma Eubanks, Edith Edwards and Elda Kappelman.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Linwood Cemetery under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home.
Online guestbook: www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com
Almarita "Rita" Sanders
Almarita Sanders, 82, formerly of Rector, died Sunday, November 18, 2007 at Greene Acres Nursing Home in Paragould.
She was born Aug. 12, 1925, in Marmaduke to the late Bill and Sylvia (Heskett)Howell.
She also was preceded in death by three sisters, Jewell Martin, Beulah Young and Irene Holifield; a grandson, Craig Darter, and her husband, Hershel Sanders, on Oct. 18, 2006.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Del and Bonnie Williams of Arnold, Mo.; a daughter and son-in-law, Gilbretta and Carol Darter of Paragould; three stepsons and their wives, Bill and Linda Sanders of Rector, Monty and Cathy Sanders of Piggott and Tony and Mary Sanders of Rector; two step-daughters and their husbands, Judy and Dewayne Williams of Blytheville and Betty and Verlin Drope of Flint, Mich.; a brother, Hershel Howell of Cahokia, Ill.; four sisters, Voneta Martin of Hamilton, Ala., Gracie Case of Paragould, Reba Joyce Griggs of Campbell, Mo., and Brenda Barnes of Dallas, Texas; four grandchildren, 11 step-grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, 17 step-great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 20, at the Irby Funeral Home Chapel in Rector with Bro. Marston Carpenter officiating. Interment was in Woodland Heights Cemetery. Pallbearers were Randy Williams, Lee Longhibler, Parker Williams, Jim Martin, Bill Martin and Tony Case. Honorary pallbearers were Dane Cunningham, Phillip Myers, Rob McClung, Winston Hollis and Marty Martin.
Those who wish may sign the online guest book at www.irbyfuneralhome.com
Margaret Holt Grooms
Margaret Marie Holt Grooms, 44, of Paragould, died Sunday, November 18, 2007, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center.
Born August 11, 1963, in Rockford, IL., Mrs. Grooms was a cook at Couch’s Bar-B-Q. She was a member of the New Harvest Church in Brookland.
Survivors include her father and stepmother, Preston and Lavina Holt; her mother, Karen Ashman; and one son, Joseph Grooms, all of Paragould. She is also survived by two daughters, Shala Russell and Dana Grooms, both of Jonesboro; three brothers, Terry Blevins of Paragould, Tim Blevins of San Diego, Calif., and Roger Blevins of Kansas City, Kan.; two sisters, Elizabeth Stairs of Rockford, Ill., and Sharon Cole of Paragould; and by five grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son, Joshua Lee Grooms.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Mitchell Funeral Home, Paragould.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, at Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel with Rick Ethridge and Marty Russell officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery.
Online guestbook: www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com
Katherine Lucille Edwards, 76, of Paragould, died Monday, November 19, 2007, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. She was born and raised in Delaplaine and resided in Greene County all of her life. She was of the Pentecostal faith.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Claud and Lorene Forbs; two brothers; three sisters, her husbands, Enoch Rosemond, James Preston Cooper, Clarence Edwards; her companion, Truman Holland; three daughters; and two sons.
Survivors include five sons, Samuel Rosemond of Summerville, Texas, and James, Jerry, Gary, and Robert Cooper, all of Paragould; two daughters, Shirley Thomas of Paragould, and Wilma Pierce of Cabot; four brothers, Johnny, Lester, and Danny Forbs of Paragould, and James Forbs of Jacksonville, Fla.; three sisters, Christine Howard of Cardwell, Mo., and Bonnie Morgan and Shirley Alsup, both of Paragould; 36 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be today from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home in Paragould. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Phillips Funeral Home Chapel.
Mrs. Edward’s grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Online register: www.phillipsfuneral.net
Mildred Viona Conger
Mildred Viona Conger, 86, of Paragould died Monday, November 19, 2007 at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Rufus Conger; her grandson and her siblings.
Survivors include her son, Donnie Conger; daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Lowell Eaton, all of Paragould; grandsons and their spouses, Steve and Pam Eaton and Brad and Alice Eaton; and great-grandchildren, Christina Eaton, James Eaton and Kaitlyn Maynard.
A graveside service will be held Wednesday, November 21, 2007 at 1 p.m. in Hartsoe Cemetery with the Rev. Troy Mackey officiating.
Jean Hunter, 78, of Paragould went to be with the Lord Tuesday, November 20, 2007, at St. Bernards Medical Center.
She was born June 2, 1929, in Paragould, the daughter of the late Luin and Ora Cowan Harvey. Five brothers and five sisters also preceded her in death.
Surviving are her husband, Mervin Hunter; daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and Trent Snipes and Jackie and Greg Meeks of Jonesboro; sisters, Gertrude Garland of Seattle, Wash., and Sue King of Hot Springs; grandchildren, Susanne Bankhead and husband Todd of San Diego, Dr. Sam Snipes and wife, Amy of Little Rock, Scott Snipes of Miami, Erin Wirtmiller and husband Josh of Nixa, Mo., and Hunter Meeks of Jonesboro.
Jean was employed with Southwestern Bell for 37and ½ years and was a member of East Side Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in Heath Colonial Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Scudder officiating. Burial will follow at Hartsoe Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Joe Reeves, Buford Adams, Willis Robinson, Bill Rowland, Bill Frazier and Les Ward.
The family will receive friends Friday from 12-1:30 before the service.
Mildred A. Scrivner
Mildred A. Scrivner, of Paragould, departed this life November 21, 2007, to join her husband of fifty years, Sank Scrivner, in heaven. She was born in Greene County, November 3, 1919, to the departed Henry and Josie Cox. She was also preceded in death by her son-in-law, Jerry Jamison.
She was a member of Seventh and Mueller Church of Christ.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Vertis and Tina Scrivner; daughter, Freda Jamison, all of Paragould; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Mildred was a homemaker who drove a tractor, loved her garden and canning the vegetables, made beautiful quilts, crocheted pretty doilies, made wonderful pies, sewed for herself and family and loved her children and grandchildren dearly. She will be missed.
Family and friends will meet at Greene County Memorial Gardens at 10:30 a.m. Monday for a graveside service with Adrian Denham officiating. Memorials may be sent to the Children’s Home of Paragould and Seventh and Mueller Church of Christ Building Fund.
Mathel Norman, 85, of Paragould, died Thursday, November 22, 2007 in Paragould.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Edward Powell Norman; children, Sharon Jones, Rodney and Edward Norman, and infant sons, Timmy and Tommy.
She is survived by her grandchildren, Mike Norman and Melissa Murray and a sister, Naomi Davidson.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to12 p.m. Monday, November 26th at Heath Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. at Shiloh Cemetery.
Donald Maurice Faulk
Donald Maurice Faulk, 87, of Paragould died Friday, November 23, 2007 at his home. He was born June 1, 1920 in Craighead County, the son of the late Claud Elisha and Elsie Irene North Faulk. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Shirley and Doyle “Alex” Faulk.
He was a dragline operator engineer and a World War II Army veteran.
He is survived by his wife: Geneva Wright Faulk, of the home; daughters: Donna Callahan of Batesville, Sharon Richardson of Paragould and Anita Bibb of Pocahontas; grandsons: Jody Callahan of Benton, Chris Jetton, Brian Richardson, both of Paragould, Kevin Richardson of Memphis, Tennessee, Corey Bibb and Justin Bibb, both of Pocahontas; granddaughter, Nicole Nobles of Batesville; two sisters: Bonnie Campbell and Louise Woods, both of Paragould; great grandchildren: Emma, Angel, Andi “Coco”, Jace, Tori, Alex and Forrest.
The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:30 p.m. Monday, November 26, at Heath Funeral Home. Family and friends will meet at Greene County Memorial Gardens at 3:00 p.m. Monday for a Graveside service. Memorials may be sent to St. Bernard’s Hospice.
Anita Louise Milner-Hart, 89, a resident of Truth or Consequences since 1973, died on November 24, 2007, in Albuquerque, N.M. Anita was born on August 10, 1918, in Paragould, Arkansas to Audie Hall Milner and Jessie Jewel Moore.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Methodist Church. Anita graduated from Paragould High School in 1937 in Paragould. where she grew up. She moved to Albuquerque, N.M. when she married her husband, Amon, and lived there for 30 years before moving to Truth or Consequences, N.M., where they lived for 35 years.
Anita had a love for flowers, plants, birds, especially, hummingbirds, and a good joke.
Anita is survived by her son, James Richard Hart and wife, Cherry, of Albuquerque, N.M.; by her daughter, Ina Serda and husband, Patrick, of Albuquerque, N.M.; by six grandchildren, Diane, Rita and Andrea Serda, Alisia Eccleston and husband, Chris E., Jason Hart and Paul Norris; by six great-grandchildren, Natasha, Cory, Joshua, Cody, James and Patrick; and by her sister-in-law, Louise, of Paragould, Ark.. She was preceded in death by her husband, Amon Hart on August 9, 1983.
Visitation for family and friends will be held today, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Kirikos Family Funeral Home Chapel. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, at the Vista Memory Gardens Cemetery at 11 a.m.
Arrangements are by Kirikos Family Funeral Home, Inc., 303 N. Cedar St., TorC.
Arleene Brewer, 83, of Senath, MO., died Saturday, November 24, 2007, at Arkansas Methodist Hospital in
Born March 18, 1924, in Beech Corner, MO., she was the daughter of the late T.W. and Bessie Johnson Owen.
On November 16, 1960, in Wilikes Ct., N.C., she married Jack Brewer, who survives.
Survivors also include one son, Forrest Jones, of Lackland, FL.; one brother, Cyril Owen, of Kennett,
M0., and two grandchildren, Chanse and Jesslyn Jones.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, November 28, at the Coldwater United Methodist Church with Rev. Gene Speight officiating.
Burial was in the Horner Cemetery at Hornersville, MO.
Pallbearers were Jamie Cates, Carrol Lomax, Buford and Sam Stacks, Butch Deck and Sam Branum.
McDaniel Funeral Home of Senath was in charge of arrangements.
Daily Dunklin Democrat/11/29/07
Julia Walters Jackson
Julia Bruce Walters Jackson, 103, of Paragould died Tuesday, November 27, 2007, in Arkansas Methodist Medical Center.
Born July 15, 1904, to Jesse Edward and Lottie Ann Walters in Paducah, KY., she and the family moved to Paragould in 1911. Julia married Charles Edward Jackson on August 12, 1922, and continued to reside in Paragould.
Julia was a member of First United Methodist Church of Paragould, the Greene County Historical and Genealogical Society, Chamber of Commerce, the Red Cross and American Legion. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and a mother adviser to the Rainbow Girls. She was very active in the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center Auxiliary for more than 50 years.
Julia loved to play bridge and taught it at one time. In 1998 she was honored as the grand marshal of the Paragould Christmas parade.
Survivors include one daughter, Mary Evelyn “Buster” Miller of Midland, Texas; and five grandchildren, Bob Miller, Kathy Tipton, Mary Ann Rooney, Matthew Jackson and Kim Jespersen. She is also survived by 11 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. Jackson, and one son, Robert E. Jackson.
Visitation will be Friday from 6-8 p.m. in Mitchell Funeral Home at Paragould.
Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 1, in First United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Greene County Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Block, Jeff Block, Alfred Herget, Herb Bland, Freddie Boone, Roy McSpadden and Curtis Davenport.
Memorials to the First United Methodist Church, Arkansas Methodist Medical Center Auxiliary or to the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center Foundation would be appreciated.
Online guestbook: www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com
Eugene Richey, 64, of Paragould died Tuesday, November 27, 2007 in Arkansas Methodist Medical Center at Paragould.
He was born July 6, 1943, at Eaton, the son of the late Otto and Faye Davis Richey.
He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Charles and Bud Richey.
He was retired from Emerson Electric and a Korean War veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Shelia Kay Richey of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Regina and Jimmy West of Paragould; son and daughter-in-law, David and Elizabeth Richey of Corning; brothers, Leroy Richey of Phoenix, Rufus Richey of Benton, Roger Richey of Poplar Bluff, Mo., and Gale Richey and Gary Richey, both of Paragould; sisters, Irene Hawley of Marmaduke, Martha Kamarat of Jacksonville, Fla., Mada Barrett of Beaumont, Texas, and Brenda Jordan of Marmaduke; and grandchildren, Justin and Skylar West, Caleb, Micah, Hannah and Isaac Richey.
The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6-9 p.m. at Heath Funeral Home.
His life will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Friday, November 30, in the Heath Colonial Chapel with the Revs. David and Carl Richey officiating. Burial will follow in Greene County Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be sent to the Blue Turtle Swim Team.
Oliver Rex Robinson
Oliver Rex Robinson, 97, of Jonesboro, formerly of Paragould, died Tuesday, November 27, 2007 in Craighead Nursing Center at Jonesboro.
Mr. Robinson was the owner and operator of Robinson Poultry and Egg and was a World War II veteran. He was born in Brookland on November 23, 1910, the son of the late Oliver Louis and Effie Adams Robinson.
He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mable Juanita Robinson, and brothers, Raymond and Lowell Robinson.
He is survived by his nieces and nephews, Pat Smith and Paulette Lovins, both of Brookland, Billy Hallmark of Paragould and several nieces and nephews at St. Louis.
The family will receive friends at Heath Funeral Home Thursday evening from 6-7 p.m.
His life will be celebrated at Heath Colonial Chapel at 11 a.m. Friday, November 30, with the Rev. Harold Russell officiating. Burial will follow in Linwood Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to New Antioch Baptist Church.
DeLois Geraldine Wilson
DeLois Geraldine Wilson, 79, of Paragould died Wednesday, November 28, 2007, in the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center, at Paragould.
Born January 30, 1928 in Mounds, OK., Mrs.Wilson was a retired seamstress.
Survivors include one brother and sister-in-law, Kemper and Bonnie Kissee of Paragould; and one sister and brother-in-law, Leota and Leroy Van Meter of Canyon City, CO.,. She is also survived by special nieces and nephews, Ronda Bryson, Molly Bryson, Penny Kissee, Ashton Kissee, Kevin Kissee, Andy Bryson and Drew Bryson, all of Jonesboro.
Mrs. Wilson was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Bessie Kissee; her husband, Raymond Wilson; and by an infant daughter, Kathryn.
Graveside funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Oak Hill Cemetery at Bristow, OK. There will be no local visitation.
Dr. Dwight Williams, Kevin Kissee, Andy Bryson, Drew Bryson, Larry Waits, Jim Waits, Rick Waits, Dennis Waits, Sonny Wilson, Pete Kissee and Cal Kelly will be honorary pallbearers.
Online guestbook: www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com
Matthew Chase Childers
Matthew Chase Childers, infant son of Kim and Curtis Childers of Jonesboro, died Thursday, November 29, 2007, in Arkansas Methodist Medical Center at Paragould.
He leaves a 2-year-old sister, Mary Sloan Childers. Grandparents are Phyllis Jackson of Greenfield, Debbie and Bobby Childers of Harrisburg and Pam and Ron Towery of Jonesboro.
Private graveside services will be held under the direction of Emerson Funeral Home.
Memorials can be made to the SHARE Program at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center, 900 West Kingshighway, Paragould 72450.
Online registry at www.emersonfuneralhome.com
R.S. Stewart, 81, of Paragould died Friday, November 30, 2007, in Arkansas Methodist Medical Center.
He was born July 14, 1926, at Harrisburg, the son of the late Thomas and Anna Wallace Stewart. He was a retired self-employed steel worker from Stewart Construction and a World War.
He was a member of the Mountain Home Church of Christ.
R.S. was also preceded in death by his brother, Winfred Stewart; and four sisters, Mildred Qualls, Winnie Mayes, Eva McIntire and Nettie Qualls.
Survivors include his wife, Hilda Mae Stewart of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Tammy Stewart; one daughter and son-in-law, Sherylette and Gary Winn; sisters, Thelma Barton and Christine McDaniel, all of Paragould; and four grandchildren, Cody and Whitney Stewart and Jonathan and Joseph Winn.
Funeral services will be held on Monday at 10 a.m. in Heath Colonial Chapel with Emmett Smith and Larry Kitchens officiating. Burial will follow in Greene County Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 6-9 tonight in Heath Funeral Home.
Pallbearers are Roger Steele, Darrell Steele, Gary Steele, Mike Stewart, Nathan Stewart and Ronnie Qualls.
Luther Ervin Taylor
Luther Irvin Taylor, 70 of Lafe passed away November 30, 2007, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. He was born September 14, 1937, in Peach Orchard, AR., to Jake and Gladys Taylor.
Mr. Taylor was an Air Force Veteran, a Mason, former Restaurant owner, retired from Union Pacific Railroad, served as the Mayor of Lafe and was currently working for Boling Security as a guard at Emerson Electric. He was of Christian Faith and always walked with God. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was adored by his family and well respected by all who knew him.
Preceding him in death was his father, Jake Taylor, a son William Taylor and a sister, Ola Merle Young.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Norma “Pat” Taylor of the home; his mother, Gladys Taylor of Paragould; two daughters, Cheryl and Tim McMurtry and Donna Retherford; two sons, David and Terri Taylor and Steve Taylor all of Lafe; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Joyce and Donald Aden of Paragould, and Mary and R.C. Flanery of O’Kean; twelve grandchildren, Matthew and Liz Retherford of Jefferson City, Mo., Nick and Kelsey Abbott of Paragould, Bridgett and Nolan Prince, Ryan and Erin McMurtry, Tiffany Abbott, David, Sean, and Ethan Taylor, Katie, William and Taylor Retherford, all of Lafe and one great-grandson, Riley Prince of Lafe.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Center Hill Chapel at Phillips Funeral Home with Edgar Lee Humphrey officiating.
Visitation will be tonight 5 - 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Pall bears will be David Taylor, Nick Abbott, Tim McMurtry, Nolen Prince, Ryan McMurtry and Matthew Retherford. Honorary Pallbears are Ronnie Perry, Ben Johnson, Dave Turrill, Ken Durham and Kale Phillips.
Online register: www.phillipsfuneral.net
Guy Wilbur Barksdale, 93, of Jonesboro died Friday, November 30, 2007 at his
He was born November 17, 1914, at Paragould.
He worked primarily in the auto parts business and in real estate. He was a
member of First Baptist Church.
Barksdale is survived by his sister, Sarah Alexander of Chicago; two
grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, one son and two sisters.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Jonesboro Memorial Park
Cemetery with Tom Taylor officiating. Emerson Funeral Home is in charge of
Those wishing to leave lasting memorials are asked to consider the
Alzheimer's Association National Office, 225 North Michigan Ave., Floor 17,
An online register may be signed at www.emersonfuneralhome.com
Willie Belle Yates
Willie Belle Yates, 87, of Walnut Ridge, died, November 30, 2007, at
Born at Light, she was the daughter of the late William and Grace Witcher
Clapp. She lived in Muskegon, Mich., for many years and returned to Walnut
Ridge 32 years ago. She was a homemaker and a member of Fellowship Baptist
She was preceded in death by her husband, Grover Yates; a daughter,
Tomazine Rowe; three sisters, Claudia Jones, Brooksie Mink and Woodsie
Bailey; and two brothers, Earl Michael and Tillman Clapp.
Survivors include three daughters, Phyllis McDonald, Jonesboro, and
Jackie Fender and Peggy Ward, both of Walnut Ridge; two sons, Benny Rowe,
Hesperia, Mich., and David Yates, Muskegon, Mich.; eight grandchildren; and
Funeral was Tuesday at 2 p.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home with Joe
McMasters officiating. Burial was in Lawrence Memorial Park.
Pallbearers were Warren Fender, Steve Ward, Mark Tolbert, Daniel Pavlak,
Jason Ward and Mark Fender. Honorary pallbearers were Russell Benson and Sam
Rosa Lee Shatley
Rosa Lee Shatley, 50, of Paragould, AR., died Friday, November 30, 2007, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould.
Born October 19, 1957, in Kennett, she was the daughter of Betty Ruth Cagle Butler and the late Oras Leonard Butler.
On Nov. 8, 1974, in Kennett, she married Donald Ray Shatley, who survives.
Survivors also include one daughter, Christy Shatley, of Paragould; two brothers, Oras Wayne Butler and wife, Sandy, of Lake Park, Ga., and Virgil Butler and wife, Pam, of Kennett; three sisters, Sheila Potts and husband, Floyd, and Gayla Cumpton and husband, Marvin, all of Kennett and Sherry Fox and husband, John, of Jackson, Tenn., and two grandchildren, Preston Collins and Zachary Greenway, both of Paragould.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Leonard Owen Butler.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, December 2, 2007 at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett with the Rev. Leland Butler officiating.
Burial was in the Brown's Chapel Cemetery at Paragould.
Daily Dunklin Democrat/12/02/07