Greene County Arkansas

July 2002 Obituaries

 

 

Harold Niemeyer

 

 

Harold Julius Niemeyer, 90, of Paragould died Monday, July 1, 2002 at Beverly Health Care.

 Born in St. Louis, he was a World War II Army veteran and the former owner and baker at Highland Pastry Shop in Paragould. He was a past commander of the American Legion and was a member of the Church of God.

Survivors include his wife, Ora Niemeyer of Paragould; a stepson, Jerry Holifield of Paragould; and a grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday at The Church of God, with the Rev. Thom Cody officiating. Burial will follow in Greene County Memorial Gardens at Paragould under the direction of Heath Funeral Home of Paragould.

Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1204 Robinwood, Paragould 72450.

 

  

Sondra Jackson

 

Sondra Louise Jackson, 37, of Paragould died Monday, July 1, 2002 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center.

 

Born in Paragould, she worked for the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department and was a member of Brown’s Chapel Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Bill Jackson of Paragould; a son, Chris Jackson of Fort Polk, La.; two daughters, Felicia Jackson and Kathryn Jackson, both of Paragould; and her parents, Ray and Linda Shewbuirt Cloninger. Funeral services have been scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday at Brown’s Chapel Baptist Church, with the Rev. Royce Boling officiating. Burial will follow at Brown’s Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Heath Funeral Home of Paraould.

Visitation will be from 9-10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1204 Robinwood, Paragould 73250.

 

 

 

Darrell Crouch

 

Darrell Blaine Crouch, 74, of Marmaduke died Tuesday, July 2, 2002 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center.

 Born in Marmaduke, he was a retired factory worker and a retired fireman and was of the General Baptist faith.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Crouch of the home; two daughters, Mona McMillon of Paragould and Sherry Hensley of Marmaduke; a brother, Harlan Crouch of Paragould; a sister, Faye McCoy of Paragould; four grandchildren, Melana Statton, Daniel Hensley, Shawna Grooms and Sarah Huckabay; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dock and Estelle Crouch.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of Irby Funeral Service at Marmaduke, with Marston Carpenter and Mike Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Cudd Cemetery at Marmaduke.

Active pallbearers will be Jack Pollack, Danny Barnhart, Gene Bennett, Brad Whitaker, Stefan Braden and Kenard Johnson. Honorary pallbearers will include Raymond Hood and Jack Dalton.

Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home

 

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Terry Watson

 

Terry Wayne Watson, 44, of Paragould died Tuesday, July 2, 2002 at his residence.

Born at Blytheville, he was an employee of Monroe Auto Manufacturing and a member of Sonlight Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Rita Abanathy Watson of Paragould; two daughters, Alisha Faye Watson and Tara Michelle Watson, both of Paragould; one stepbrother, Nick Watson of Rector; and one stepsister, Gail Sims of Paragould. He was preceded in death by his mother and stepfather, Willa Mae Wren Watson and David Watson; one half brother; one stepbrother; and one half sister.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Health Funeral Home Colonial Chapel in Paragould. Burial will follow in Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Paragould.

Pallbearers will be Glen Newberry, Buford Newberry, Conrad Newberry, Evan Abanathy, Ryan Abanathy, Stephen Abanathy, Jonathan Hiles and Adam Bruton.

Memorials may be made to the Sonlight Baptist Church Building Fund.

Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

 

 

Zane Poore

 

Zane Julian Wayne Poore, infant son of Jason Poore and Abbey Hantke of Paragould, died Tuesday, July 2, 2002 at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center.

Survivors in addition to the parents include one brother, Jerry Poore of the home; one sister, Tykara Poore of the home; his paternal grandmother and stepgrandfather, Sara Poore Caudle and Larry Caudle of Paragould; his maternal grandmother and step-grandfather, Tracy and Gene Pullen of Greeley, Colo.; his paternal great-grandparents, Nadine Taylor of Paragould and Jack and Dorothy Cole of Marmaduke; his maternal great-grandparents, Mary Hantke of Paragould and Charles and Nina Michael of Paragould; and his paternal great-great-grandmother, Sarah Howell of Tennessee.

Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Warren’s Chapel Cemetery at Walcott, with Larry Bulla officiating. Mitchell Funeral Home of Paragould is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Benjamin Project Inc.

 

 

Waldlene Toone

 

Waldlene Toone, 78, of Rector died Tuesday, July 2, 2002 at his residence.

 Born in Greene County, he was a farmer and a member of First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Maggie Toone of the home; a son, Ricky Toone of Jonesboro; and one grandchild, Jessica Lee Ann Toone of Rector.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Robert and Minnie Jewell Toone, a brother and two sisters.

Funeral services have been scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church in Marmaduke, with the Rev. Kelly Craft officiating. Burial will follow at Woodland Heights Cemetery at Rector under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home of Rector.

Active pallbearers will include Andy Vangilder, Donnie Reynolds, Lindell Stallings, Harry Gibson, Monty Stallings and Dale Vangilder.

Bill Vangilder, James Vangilder and David Munick will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Rector of Rector Community Center.

 

Shirley Smith

 

Shirley Ann Smith, 62, of Paragould died Wednesday, July 3, 2002 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-East at Memphis.

Born at Burdette, she was retired from Monroe Auto Equipment and was of the Church of Christ belief.

Survivors include her husband, Bobby Smith of Paragould; three sons, Kelly Smith, Kenny Smith and Kerry Smith, all of Paragould; one daughter, Kendra Edgar of Paragould; two brothers, Kenneth ?Butch? Riggs of Poughkeepsie and R.B. Riggs of Blytheville; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents, O.B. Riggs and Emma Louise Brooks Riggs.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the chapel of Heath Funeral Home of Paragould with Tim Wooldridge officiating. Burial will follow in Greene County Memorial Gardens at Paragould.

Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Lasting memorials may be made to the Memphis Cancer Center, 1068 Cresthaven, Suite 500, Memphis, Tenn., 38119, or to the American Cancer Society.

 

 

Lucille Wilcox

 

Funeral services for Lucille Wilcox, 82, of Paragould, formerly of Black Oak, who died Friday, July 5, 2002 at her residence, will be at 2 p.m. today at Langford’s Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. J.W. Gibbs officiating. Burial will follow in Monette Cemetery.

She was a retired Singer employee, a homemaker and a member of Black Oak Baptist Church.

Survivors include three sons, Harrel Wilcox of Mobile, Ala., Jerry Wilcox of Jonesboro and Phillip Wilcox of Memphis; one daughter, Carol June Wells of Leachville; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jess P. Wilcox.

Active pallbearers will be Danny Qualls, Ted Qualls, Jerry “Chub” Qualls, Tony Hickman, Brice Wells and Berry Wells.

Honorary pallbearers will be John Fields and Johnny Van Jones.

Visitation will be from noon until time of services today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Black Oak Baptist Church.

 

 

Elmer Dale McGhee

 

Elmer Dale McGhee, 39, of Marmaduke died Friday, July 5, at his residence. Born in Marmaduke, he worked as a tree trimmer for Arkansas Power & Light and was of the Pentecostal belief.

Survivors include a son, Bryce Hoofman of Salado; three daughters, Brandy Hoofman, Bridgett Hoofman and Britany Hoofman, all of Salado; his mother, Frances Louise Farmer of Marmaduke; seven brothers, David McGhee and Donnie McGhee, both of Thayer, Mo., Carl McGhee Jr. of Myrtle, Mo., Dean Eckles of Conroe, Texas, Carlos McGhee and Kenneth McGhee, both of Marmaduke, and Gary McGhee of Pleasant Plains; six sisters, Pat Whitman of New Madrid, Mo., Charlotte Murphy of Thayer, Janie Willard of St. Louis, Ihronda Carroll of Marmaduke, Donna Martens of Saffell and Lula Fike of Rosie; and one grandchild, Austin Mathis of Salado.

He was preceded in death by his father, Carl E. McGhee.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. today in Hartsoe Cemetery near Marmaduke, with Tony Rhynes and Kim Bridges officiating. Irby Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

Active pallbearers will be Claude Farmer, Mark Quinn, Chris Johnson, Charles Hampton, Rodney Hampton and Chris Cornette.

Honorary pallbearers will include Richard Weatherspoon, Ed White, Larry Wyatt and Allen Lewis.

 

 

Wanda Lenderman

 

Funeral services for Wanda Lee Lenderman, 73, of Rector who died Saturday, July 6, 2002 have been scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Heath Funeral Home Colonial Chapel in Paragould. C. Ray Miller, Sam Jenkins and Ken Roden will officiate, and burial will follow at Pine Knot Cemetery near Paragould.

Born in Trumann, she was retired and had worked in the cafeteria at Crowley’s Ridge Academy. She was a member of the 5th & Pine Church of Christ in Rector and was a former member of Light Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ivan “Boss” Lenderman; her parents, Auston and Rose Neal Kemp; and two brothers.

Survivors include three daughters, Wanda Hamm of Rector, Sandra Moon of Somerset, Pa., and Iva Taylor of Dardanelle; a brother, Eugene Kemp of Paragould; five sisters, Patricia Bailey and Glenavee Walker, both of Beech Grove, Earnestine Boyd of Corning, Cleasta Douglas of Granite City, Ill., and June McBride of Rockford, Ill.; and six grandchildren, Benn Moon, Jennifer Moon, Amy Garner, Mark Hamm, Kimberly Taylor and David Taylor.

Visitation will be from 6:30-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Active pallbearers will include Edward Lands, Junior Hancock, Jim Wagster, Micah Brinkley, Bobby Tracer and Todd Ford.

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

 

 

Mathel Irene Elliott

 

Mathel Irene Elliott, 85, of Walcott, died Saturday, July 6, 2002 at Greene Acres Nursing Home in Paragould.

Born in Walcott, she was a homemaker and member of Walcott Baptist Church.

Survivors include five sons, Bill Elliott and Bob Elliott, both of Walcott, James Elliott of Jackson, Ohio, Ken Elliott of North Little Rock and Terry Elliott of Marion; three daughters, JoAnn Felty of Brevard, N.C., Mara Lou Ferguson of Niles, Mich., and Pat Greene of St. Louis; one brother, W.H. Berl Lamb of Paragould; 16 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

 She was preceded in death by her husband, William Elliott; her parents, Ezra and Minnie Lamb; one sister; and one brother.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Walcott Baptist Church, with the Revs. Sam Stewart and Marion Gramling officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Zion Cemetery in Walcott.

Pallbearers will be Bob Elliott, Tony Elliott, Bill Elliott, Shaun Elliott, Nathan Elliott and Justin Elliott.

Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at Heath Funeral Home in Paragould.

 

Mary Elizabeth McGaughey


Mary Elizabeth McGaughey, 83, of Paragould died Saturday, July 6, at St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Hickory Ridge, she was a homemaker, an associate member of the auxiliary at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Paragould, where she participated in the lay pastoral care group.
Survivors include a son, Dr. Allen McGaughey of Mountain Home; a sister, Willie Goodart of Hickory Ridge; and two grandchildren, Erin McGaughey and Devin McGaughey, both of St. Louis.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Solon McGaughey; her parents, Oscar Allen and Nora Caroline Allen Teague; and two sisters.
A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. David Moseley officiating. Burial will be in Greene County Memorial Gardens under the direction of Heath Funeral Home of Paragould.
No visitation is planned.
Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Sheriff’s Youth Ranch Memorial Program, P.O. Box 3964, Batesville 72503.

 

 

Euna Eula Meddress

 

Euna Eula Meddress, 89, of Cardwell died Sunday, July 7, 2002 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center.

Born at Center, she was a homemaker and a member of Antioch Church at Cardwell.

Survivoirs include a son, Doug Meddress of Cardwell; four daughters, Pat Singleton of Paragould, Rheba Cothran of Searcy and Aneita Lentz and Wyveta Percell, both of Jackson, Tenn.; a brother, John Dawson of Paragould; a sister, Luna King of Tallulah, La.; 16 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Erwin Meddress; her parents; and a daughter.

Funeral services have been scheduled for 10 a.m. Wedneday at Heath Funeral Home Colonial Chapel in Paragould, with Herbert Knight officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Paragould.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to the Cardwell Cemetery Road Fund.

 

 

Imogene Russom

 

Imogene Lucille Russom, 79, of Paragould died Monday, July 8, 2002 at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center.

Born at Beech Grove, she was a homemaker and member of Beech Grove Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Eddie Russom of Paragould; two grandchildren, Brandon Russom and Leigh Rogers, both of Paragould; and one great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Amos Russom; her parents, Alvin and Clara Davis; one daughter; one brother; and three sisters.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Heath Colonial Chapel, with the Revs. Richard Williams and Jim Tate officiating. Burial will follow in Greene County Memorial Gardens in Paragould.

Pallbearers will be Mike Johnson, Roger Reddick, Ted Cunningham, Cloyce Scheer, Brandon Russom, Mike Rogers and Curt Davis.

Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

 

Charline McLauchlin

 

Charline McLauchlin, 89, of Senath,Missouri,  formerly of Paragould, died Tuesday, July 9, in the Senath Nursing Center. She was born in Marmaduke and was a homemaker and retired custodial worker. She was a charter member of the Immanuel Baptist Church in Paragould, where she played piano for more than 40 years.

Survivors include one daughter, Brenda Greene of Paragould; one sister, Minnie Walden of Flint, Mich.; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie McLauchlin, one daughter, one son and seven brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Immanuel Baptist Church in Paragould, with Jim Bynum officiating. Burial will be in the Linwood Cemetery under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home of Paragould.

Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church.

Memorials may be given to Immanuel Baptist Church.

 

 

 

John Dilman “J.D.” Lawrence

 
John Dilman “J.D.” Lawrence, 77, of Paragould died Tuesday, July 9, at Regional Medical Center of NEA in Jonesboro. He was a retired Methodist minister and had served in the Merchant Marines during World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy Lawrence of Paragould; three daughters, Peggy Marie Galyean of Gravette, Charis Renee Langston of Jonesboro and Paula Jaye Adkins of Paragould; two sisters, Althie Carpenter of Michigan and Elsie Howard of California; and 10 grandchildren, Zachary Adkins, Amanda Adkins, Carey Adkins, Katy Adkins, Jeremy Witcher, Meagan Witcher, B.J. Witcher, Tatton Galyean, Chase Galyean and Sarah Galyean.
He was preceded in death by seven brothers.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Mitchell Funeral Home chapel in Paragould, with Kelly Craft officiating. Burial will follow in Wood’s Chapel Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

 

Omega Davenport Rhea


Funeral services for Omega Davenport Rhea, 78, of Paragould, who died Tuesday, July 9, at Central Arkansas Hospital in Searcy, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the chapel of Mitchell Funeral Home, with Marvin Tate officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Log Cemetery near Brookland.
Pallbearers will be Roy Davenport, Jim Bowlin, Roy Rhea, Barry Rudd, Tony Barrington and Rudy Delagarza.
Born in Waterloo, Ala., she was a retired waitress and had attended University Baptist Church in Jonesboro.
Survivors include a son, Jerry Davenport of Cabot, and four grandchildren, Brittany Davenport and Brooke Davenport, both of Cabot, Carol Ann Davenport of Walcott and Kristian Davenport of Little Rock.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Earl Davenport; her second husband, Earnest Rhea; a son; two brothers and three sisters.
Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

 

Alma Leona Eaker


Alma Leona Eaker, 75, of Paragould died Thursday, July 11, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. Born at Caruthersville, Mo., she was a retired employee of Greene Acres Nursing Home and was of the Pentecostal belief.
Survivors include two daughters, Sandra Keeling and Brenda Newman, both of Paragould; two brothers, Raymond Morgan of Okeechobee, Fla., and Leroy Morgan of Jacksonville; two sisters, Elva Barner and Sue Botkins, both of Lafe; four grandchildren, Theresa Slayton, Cindy Noel, Trevor Newman and Michael Keeling; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Delbert Randle Eaker; her parents; one brother; and two sisters.
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Mitchell Funeral Home chapel at Paragould, with Leroy Morgan officiating. Burial will follow at Greene County Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Gene Eaker, Gary Eaker, Ralph Eaker, Gerald Eaker, Harold Eaker, Eldon Eaker, Robert Fortenberry and Bill Thompson.
Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

 

Ervin Oval Fultner


Ervin Oval “Cobb” Fultner, 86, of Ravenden Springs, died Thursday, July 11, at Randolph County Memorial Hospital at Pocahontas. He was born at Walcott and was a retired farmer and service station operator. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Ravenden Springs, Masonic Lodge No. 71 of Pocahontas and the Eastern Star Lodge No. 626 of Ravenden. He was a former member of the Ravenden Springs City Council who worked as a bus driver for the Ravenden Springs School District. He was a member of the Ravenden Springs Volunteer Fire Department for many years.
Survivors include his wife, Virgie Jones Fultner of the home; one son, Thomas Edward ‚€œBud‚€ Fultner of Broken Arrow, Okla.; one daughter, Sharon Fultner of Conway; one sister, Helen Saxon of Flint, Mich.; and a half brother, John Wesley Fultner of Metairie, La.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, two sisters and four brothers.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Higginbotham Funeral Service of Walnut Ridge, with the Rev. Danny Roark officiating. Burial will follow in Masonic Cemetery at Pocahontas.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

Willie Ola Roberts


Willie Ola Roberts, 100, of Delaplaine, died Friday, July 12, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Heath Colonial Chapel with the Revs. Jerry Cochran and Arlie J. Beasley officiating.
Burial will follow in Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Paragould.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Born at Melbourne, Ky., she was a homemaker and a member of the Rickey Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.
Survivors include three sons, Dallas Roberts of Delaplaine, Eugene Roberts of Paragould and Kenneth Roberts of O’Kean; two daughters, Mary Lou Cochran of Delaplaine and Ovene Finley of O’Fallon, Mo.; one brother, James Beasley of Paragould; 18 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Orel Hopkins Roberts; her parents, James and Lucy Dowdy Beasley; three sons; four brothers; and six sisters.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given to the charity of donor’s choice.

 

Robert Munk


Robert Munk, 87, of Paragould died Saturday, July 13 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Mitchell Funeral Home of Paragould.

(No further data was issued)

 

 

Margaret Marie Addison


Funeral services for Margaret Marie "Canary" Addison, 61, of Marmaduke, who died Sunday, July 14, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Thompson Funeral Home in Trumann, with the Rev. Patrick Kimberland officiating. Burial will follow in Nettleton Cemetery at Jonesboro.
Active pallbearers will be Gary Banks, Bobby Banks, Hartes Banks, Doyle Banks, Jerry Banks and Rick Banks.
Norman Francis will serve as an honorary pallbearer.
Born in Bay, she had lived in Trumann before moving to Marmaduke 11 years ago. She was a housewife and of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include a daughter, Cynthia Coker of Marmaduke; three sons, Kenneth Addison, Gregory Addison and Matthew Addison, all of Paragould; two sisters, Ruby Tombolato of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Sylvia Burke of Oswego, Ill.; two brothers, J.W. Kimberland of Savannah, Tenn., and Johnny Kimberland of Bay; and five grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Addison; and her parents, Harve and Inez Duty Kimberland.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

 

Hazel Marie Earl


Graveside funeral services for Hazel Marie Earl, 79, of Paragould, who died Wednesday, July 17, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center, have been scheduled for Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Cemetery in Paragould, with the Rev. John E. Marconi officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of Heath Funeral Home of Paragould.
Born in Paragould, she was a retired secretary for Baldwin Elementary School and was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church
Survivors include a daughter, Karen Starrett of Bartlett, Tenn.; two sisters, Lill Bufford and Beulah Groves, both of Paragould; two grandchildren, Shelli Duvall of Heth and Greg Duvall of Barlett; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Earl; her parents, Jim and Lillian Alvey Carroll; a brother; and a sister.
Visitation will begin at 7 p.m. today with a rosary service and will continue until 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 1100 North University Ave., No. 255, in Little Rock.

 

 

Cassandra Elizabeth Brown


Cassandra "Cassie" Elizabeth Brown, 17, of 915 North Marr, Pocahontas, died Wednesday, July 17, at the Randolph County Medical Center. Born at Paragould, she was a student.
Survivors include her parents, Virgil Wayne and Carylon Hoffman Brown of Pocahontas; one sister, Melissa Hancock of Pocahontas; her grandmother, Lorine Dunn of Walnut Ridge; and her great-grandmother, Ethel Russell of Walnut Ridge.
She was preceded in death by a sister, two grandfathers and a grandmother.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the chapel of McNabb Funeral Home, with Bob Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Old Lebanon Cemetery in Lynn.
Pallbearers will be Sam McIntare, Rodney Dulgar, Joe Cartwright, Timmy Godsey, John Cochran, Taylor Clark, Brady Stacey and Dennis Barrett.
Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

 

Robert Gene Joiner


Robert Gene Joiner, 75, of Mississippi, formerly of Paragould died Friday, July 19 at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. Born in Paragould, he was self-employed and was an Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors include one son, Danny Ray Joiner of Missouri; two daughters, Patricia Dodd of Crossett and Misty Sharp of Ohio; two sisters, Bernice Richardson of Athens, Ala., and Reba Stansbury of Paragould; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruthie Marie Smith, and his parents, Roy A. and Hettie O. Holt Joiner.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Linwood Cemetery at Paragould, with the Rev. Earl McKelvey officiating. Burial will be under the direction of Heath Funeral Home of Paragould.
No visitation has been scheduled.

 

Maxine McClure


Maxine McClure, 83, of Corinth, Mississippi,  formerly of Paragould, died Saturday, July 20, at Magnolia Hospital in Corinth. Born in Greene County, she was a homemaker.
Survivors include one son, Miles McClure of Corinth; one daughter, Bonna Faye Massey of Corinth; one sister, Pansy Johnson of Paragould; one grandchild, Tauny LaShea Emery of Collierville, Tenn.; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, J.C. McClure; her parents, Iva and Viola Greenway Herren; two sisters; and one brother.
Funeral services are today at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Heath Funeral Home of Paragould, with the Rev. Bengy Massey officiating. Burial will follow at Pine Knot Cemetery.
Visitation is today from 2-3 p.m. at the funeral home.

 


Roxie Danielle Sunshine Bryant


A memorial service for Roxie Danielle Sunshine Bryant, 4-month-old daughter of Jerry Wayne and Sherrie Renee Bryant, of Paragould, who died Saturday, July 20, at LeBonheur Children's Medical Center in Memphis, will be a 5 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Mitchell Funeral Home in Paragould. James Warbington will officiate, and burial will be private.
In addition to her parents, survivors include four brothers, Zachary Rogers of Paragould, Nicholas Slayton and Alex Slayton, both of Forsyth, Ga., and Kevin Slayton of Paragould; a sister, Tiffany Slayton of Paragould; a stepsister, Tegina Perkins of Meridian, Miss.; and grandparents, Max Burrow, Shirley Holt, J. Ann Greer and NaDean Hickson, all of Paragould.
No visitation has been planned.

 

Paul Winfred Diggs


Paul Winfred Diggs, 26, of Little Rock died Saturday, July 20, 2002
Born in Little Rock, he was a 1994 graduate of Catholic High School, worked as a computer programmer for RineCo in Benton and was a member of Geyer Springs First Baptist Church.
Survivors include his mother, Connie Diggs of Little Rock; his father and stepmother, Mark and Janie Diggs of Little Rock; a brother, Doug Diggs of Little Rock; a stepsister, Holly Taylor of Little Rock; two stepbrothers, David Taylor and Kris Taylor, both of Little Rock; and his grandparents, W.J. Short of El Dorado and Eddie Ray and Jennell Short of Jonesboro.
He was preceded in death by a grandmother and a grandfather.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. today at Geyer Springs First Baptist Church. Graveside services will follow at 2:30 p.m. in Mount Zion Cemetery near Walcott under the direction of Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth of Little Rock.
Memorials may be made to Geyer Springs First Baptist Church Youth Ministry.



Adam Anglin Brown


Graveside services for Adam Anglin Brown, 21, of Paragould, who died Saturday, July 20, at Greers Ferry Lake, will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Bruce, Miss. Dick Blackford will officiate. Mitchell Funeral Home of Paragould is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
He was a fourth-year criminology student at Arkansas State University and was employed by Carl's Furniture. He was a member of Second and Walnut Church of Christ in Paragould and was a graduate of Piggott High School.
Survivors include his parents, James A. and Paula Brown of Paragould; one brother, Alan Brown of Paragould; and his paternal grandmother, Dollie Brown of Bruce, Miss.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather and his maternal grandparents.

 

 

Timothy James Hilburn


Funeral services for Timothy James Hilburn, 23, of Paragould, who died Monday, July 22, at his residence, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Heath Funeral Home Colonial Chapel, with Larry McFadden and Charlie Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in Mountain Home Cemetery at Paragould.
Active pallbearers will be Chad Garrett, Brian Brightwell, Shannon Hurt, Daniel Tabor, Shawn Dodd and Brandon Imler.
Honorary pallbearers will include Steve Clayton, Rick Hollis, Glenn Cooper, Travis Agee and Robbie Spencer.
Born in Blytheville, he was a member of the Seventh and Mueller Church of Christ in Paragould.
Survivors include his parents, Tommy and Donna Gatlin Hilburn of Paragould; four sisters, Cynthia Hilburn, Lisa Hilburn and Teresa Hilburn, all of Paragould, and Valerie Walker of Denton, Texas; his paternal grandparents, Jerry and Susan Hilburn of Walnut Ridge; his maternal grandparents, Kenneth and Deronda Gatlin of Paragould; and his maternal great-grandmother, Wilma Howard of Paragould.
Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Children's Home of Paragould or to Seventh and Mueller Church of Christ.

 



Carolyn Jean Mooneyham


Carolyn Jean Mooneyham, 60, of Paragould, formerly of Hardy, died Tuesday, July 23, at St. Bernard's Medical Center.
Born in Durand, Mich., she was retired from General Motors Corp. and was of the Pentecostal faith.
Survivors include her husband, Leonard Mooneyham of the home; two sons, Mark Silva of Flint, Mich., and Wayne Silva of Dallas; four daughters, Karen Scott and Lisa Schatzle, both of Kansas, Theresa Reed of Michigan and Linda Sims of Paragould; three sisters, Shareve Hirt, Joyce Brock and Gloria Brock, all of Michigan; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter and a sister.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at First United Pentecostal Church in Paragould, with the Rev. James Warbington and the Rev. Loy Greer officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Paragould under the direction of Irby Funeral Service in Marmaduke.
Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 


Phyllis Gayle England


Phyllis Gayle England, 48, of Paragould, died Tuesday, July 23, at her home. Born in Blytheville, she was a homemaker and a Baptist.
Survivors include her husband, Gaylen England of the home; one son, Gaylen England II, of Paragould; two daughters, Kelley England and Charlotte Parker, both of Paragould; her parents, V.A. and Elizabeth Douglas of Malden, Mo.; two brothers, Mark Douglas and Steve Douglas, both of Paragould; and three grandchildren, Kasey Parker, Blake Parker and Camryn Parker, all of Paragould.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Heath Funeral Home Colonial Chapel, with the Rev. J. W. Gibbs officiating. Burial will follow at New Friendship Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Shawn Hunt, Bobby Sims, Lanny Sims, Steve Myatt, Anthony Templeton, Merle Templeton, Charlie Youngblood and Ernest Youngblood.

 

Melvina Rogers


Melvina Rogers, 81, of Paragould, formerly of Marmaduke, died Wednesday, July 24, in Paragould Nursing Center.
Born in Greene County, she was a homemaker and a Baptist.
Survivors include five sons, Jerry Rogers of Marmaduke and Gaylon Rogers, Randel Rogers, Dewayne Rogers and Andy Rogers, all of Paragould; four daughters, Carolyn Wyatt and Barbara Jones, both of Marmaduke, Shirley King of Hot Springs and Judy Rasberry of Paragould; one sister, Jackie Graham of Paragould; 11 grandchildren, Tammy Wyatt Shaw, Casey Rogers, Amber Jones, Raenan Moslander, Kendall Rasberry, Clint Rogers, Dana Rogers, Josh Rogers, Eric Rogers, Bradley Rogers and Cody Rogers; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Rogers, one son, one brother and two sisters.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the chapel of Irby Funeral Home in Marmaduke, with Eddie Gene Wright officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Heights Cemetery in Rector.
Active pallbearers will include Jerry Rogers, Gaylon Rogers, Randel Rogers, Dewayne Rogers, Andy Rogers and Byron Rasberry.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

Bertie Veneda Brandon


Bertie Veneda Brandon, 82, of Paragould died Thursday, July 25, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. Born in Greene County, she was a retired employee of AMMC's dietary department and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include her husband, Gene Brandon of Paragould; one son, Larry Gene Brandon of Houston, Texas; one daughter, Diana Lynn Brandon of Paragould; one sister, Reba Franks of Jonesboro; two grandchildren, Michael Christopher Brandon and Kelly Vos; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, J.W. and Mary Williams, and one brother.
Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Finch Cemetery, with Royce Boling officiating. Mitchell Funeral Home of Paragould is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

Freeda Etta Earline Gregory


Freeda Etta Earline Gregory, 82, of Rector died Wednesday, July 24, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. Born in Greene County, she was a homemaker and was a member of White Oak General Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son, Dennis Dale Gregory of Paragould; a daughter, Shirley Dooley of Rector; a sister, Christine Shelton of Rector; four grandchildren, Garylon LaVaughn Gregory, Kenneth Merle Gregory, Kerry Dale Midkiff and Wesley Jordan Gregory; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Maynard Gregory; a son; a daughter; two brothers; and two sisters.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Irby Funeral Home chapel in Rector, with Adell Foster and Sam Book officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Heights Cemetery at Rector.
Mike Miller, Randal Miller, Keith Dowdy, Mike Dowdy, Anthony Dowdy, Tony Parish, James Huckaby and Rudy Randleman will be pallbearers.
Ralph Crain will be an honorary pallbearer.
Visitation will be Saturday at the funeral home beginning at 5 p.m.

 

Tommy L. Blackford


Tommy L. Blackford, 71, of Scottsdale, Ariz., formerly of Paragould, died Thursday, July 25, at John C. Lincoln Hospital in Phoenix. Born in Caruthersville, Mo., he was a graduate of Paragould High School, an Air Force veteran and a retired auto wholesaler.
Survivors include a son, Mark Blackford of Garland, Texas; a daughter, Lisa Blackford of Dallas; and two granddaughters, Amanda Blackford and Brooke Blackford, both of Garland.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son and a brother.
Graveside services have been scheduled for Thursday at 11 a.m. at Linwood Cemetery, with the Rev. Dennis Scudder officiating. Heath Funeral Home of Paragould is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

Cyrus Evan Raymer


Cyrus Evan Raymer, 82, of Walnut Ridge died Friday, July 26, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Born in Light, he was a member of Bells Chapel Assembly of God.
Survivors include his wife, Stellia Raymer of Walnut Ridge; a son, John Raymer of Tulsa, Okla.; three daughters, Deborah Lawson of Tulsa, Pam Nelson of Light and Jean Crews of Jonesboro; four stepsons, Larry Webb and Daniel Webb, both of Hoxie, David Webb of Pocahontas and Danny Webb of Gainesville; three stepdaughters, Neatress Fultner of Hoxie, Sue Nelson of Annieville and Joyce Henry of Walnut Corner; several grandchildren; several stepgrandchildren; several great-grandchildren and several stepgreat-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mae St. Clair Raymer, two sons, four brothers and four sisters.
Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. today in Shiloh Cemetery at Paragould, with Marion Stringer officiating. Bryan Funeral Home of Hoxie is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

Joshua Cale Robinson


Joshua Cale Robinson, 26, of Rector died Thursday, July 25, near McDougal. Born in Paragould, he was a precision agriculture specialist, a deacon yokefellow, an Eagle Scout and a member of the First Baptist Church in Rector.
Survivors include his wife, Heidi Jones Robinson of the home; one daughter, Sarah Marie Robinson of the home; his parents, Don and Debbie Robinson of Rector; and one brother, Judd Robinson of Rector.
He was preceded in death by one daughter.
Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Rector First Baptist Church, with Ardell Polk officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Heights Cemetery at Rector, under the direction of Irby Funeral Service of Rector.
Pallbearers will be Joel Hayes, Brian Boyd, Justin Waugh, Mickey Burton, Jason Ellis and Michael Burton.
Visitation will be from 4-9 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church in Rector.

 

 

Bettye Ruth Wallace


Bettye Ruth Wallace, 61, of Paragould died Friday, July 26 at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center.
Born in Paragould, she was the co-owner of Wallace Auto Sales. She was volunteer of the year for the Greene County Community Fund and past president of the Greene County Auto Dealers Association. She was of the Pentecostal belief.
Survivors include her husband, Joseph Nesler Wallace Sr. of the home; five sons, Kent Pieri of Marmaduke, Chanley Pieri of Jonesboro, Brian Pieri, Shane Wallace and Joe Wallace Jr., all of Paragould; two daughters, Kimberly Smith and Tabatha Horner, both of Paragould; three brothers, Tommy Leisure of West Memphis and Danny Leisure and Sammy Leisure, both of Paragould; two sisters, Reba Followell of Paragould and Maida McMillon of Gillett; and 13 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Alvin William and Willene Maxine Leisure, two sisters and two brothers.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Mitchell Funeral Home chapel in Paragould with the Rev. G.L. Ingram officiating. Burial will follow in Linwood Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Adam Followell, Derrick Followell, Mac Crawford, Randy Leisure, Sam Leisure Jr. and Curtis Hollis.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

 

James Curtis Davenport


James Curtis "Jay" Davenport Jr., 69, of Paragould died Saturday, July 27, at The Regional Medical Center at Memphis. Born in Brookland, he was president and co-owner of Davenport's Truck Stop in Paragould. He was a former school teacher and principal, a Mason and a member and past-president of the Paragould Kiwanis Club. He was a Shriner, having served as president for the Northeast Arkansas Shriners Club, and a member of the Paragould/Greene County Chamber of Commerce Ambassador's club. He was an Army and Air Force veteran and a member and deacon of First Baptist Church of Paragould.
Survivors include his wife, Beverly Edrington Davenport of the home; one son, James Curtis Davenport III of Paragould; one daughter, Sherri Anderson of Paragould; two brothers, Wayne Davenport of Brookland and Roy Davenport of Paragould; three sisters, Louise Williams and Glenda Copeland, both of Jonesboro, and Jane Guest of Brookland; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Curtis Sr. and Lois Adams Davenport.
Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Paragould, with Scott Neathry and J.B. Harris officiating. Burial will follow at Shiloh Cemetery under the direction of Heath Funeral Home of Paragould.
Active pallbearers will be members of the Greene County Rescue Squad.
Honorary pallbearers will be other members of the Greene County Rescue Squad, deacons of First Baptist Church and Tom Smalling, Terry Lamb, Tommy Carter, Mike Cline, Don Farmer and Willie Gene Williams.
Memorials may be made to the Greene County Rescue Squad or First Baptist Church.

 

Arl Dean King


Funeral services for Arl Dean "Bud" King, 72, of Paragould, who died Sunday, July 28, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Heath Funeral Home Colonial Chapel. Dr. Chuck DeVane and the Rev. Gerald James will officiate, and burial will follow in Linwood Cemetery at Paragould.
Active pallbearers will be Steve King, Mark King, David King, Lewis King, Johnnie Mathis, Patrick Baine and Bud Wallace.
Honorary pallbearers will include David Lawrence King, Jack King Jr., John King, Brandon King, Josh King, Nicholas King and Matthew King.
Born in Kansas City, Mo., he was a Navy veteran and retired from the Air Force as a technical sergeant, having served in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He was a former pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Childress, Texas, and was a retired funeral director. He was a past president of the San Diego Funeral Directors Association, a former member and president of the Rotary Club and a member of The Retired Enlisted Association and Grace Bible Church in Paragould.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara King of Paragould; four sons, Steve King of Del City, Okla., Mark King and Lewis King, both of Fort Worth, Texas, and David King of Sturgeon Bay, Wis.; a daughter, Cathi Warren of San Antonio; two stepdaughters, Linda Mathis and Joan Pattee, both of Paragould; a brother, Jack King of Arkadelphia; 19 grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and five stepgreat-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Grace Bible Church.

 

Jams David Poe


James David Poe, 72, of Paragould died Monday, July 29, at St. Bernard's Medical Center. Born in St. Louis County, Mo., he retired in 1986 after working 30 years as a federal civil services employee and was a member of First United Methodist Church in Paragould. He was a member of the Civil Air Patrol and served in the Navy.
Survivors include two brothers, Glenn E. Poe of St. Charles, Mo., and F.A. Poe II of Florissant, Mo.
His body has been donated to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences at Little Rock. A memorial service will be held at a later date under the direction of Heath Funeral Home of Paragould.

 

 

Ann Naomi Whitney


Funeral services for Ann Naomi Whitney, 71, of Paragould, who died Monday, July 29, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church in Paragould. The Rev. David Moseley will officiate, and burial will follow in Linwood Cemetery at Paragould under the direction of Heath Funeral Home.
Active pallbearers will be Ron Farrell, Butch Cooper, Joey Mitchell, James Coleman, Randy Hays and Jeff Cupples.
Honorary pallbearers will include Barry Bateman and Mike Farrell.
Born in Paragould, she was a former teacher for the Paragould School District, had served as supervisor of instruction at Cotton Boll Vo-Tech, taught computer classes at Arkansas State University and was a former secretary at First United Methodist Church. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma and the Retired Teachers Association and had served as secretary of the Paragould Saddle Club. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, where she played in the handbell choir and was a member of United Methodist Women.
Survivors include a son, Ross Whitney of Paragould; a daughter, Paula Hobbs of Paragould; and six grandchildren, Robert Hobbs Jr., Daniel Hobbs, Kody Whitney, Heather Hobbs, Becky Whitney and Tera Eaker, all of Paragould.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Whitney; and her parents, Ralph Paul and Maggie Ann Wood McLerkin.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1204 Robinwood, Paragould 72450; or to First United Methodist Church, 404 West Main, Paragould 72450.

 



L.S. Wycoff


Funeral services for L.S. Wycoff, 68, of Paragould, who died Monday, July 29, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Heath Funeral Home Colonial Chapel, with the Rev. Leon M. Johnson Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Harvey's Chapel Cemetery at Marmaduke.
Active pallbearers will be Mike Walters, Rick Walters, Hubert Smith, Jim Newton, Keith Wycoff and Kevin Boone.
Born in Greene County, he served in the Air Force during the Korean War, was a retired supervisor and inspector for the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department and was a member of West View Baptist Church, where he was a Sunday school teacher.
Survivors include his wife, Lea Wycoff of Paragould; a son, Gregg Wycoff of Paragould; a daughter, Carrie Lynn Campbell of Scott; a brother, Junior Wycoff of Paragould; and two grandchildren, Whitney Dorman and Samuel Dorman, both of Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lester S. and Daisy Nell Golden Wycoff.
Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the West View Baptist Church Benevolent Fund, 701 West Morgan St., Paragould 72450.

 

Mayo Delthia McCary


Graveside services for Mayo Delthia Cole McCary, 81, of Paragould, who died Tuesday, July 30, at her residence, will be at 3 p.m. today in Wood's Chapel Cemetery, with the Rev. Roger Armstrong officiating. Mitchell Funeral Home of Paragould is in charge of arrangements.
Born in Schugtown, she was a defense plant worker for McDonnell Douglass during World War II. She was a homemaker, a nurse's aide and a member of Griffin Memorial United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, June Mitchell of Paragould, and three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Noble McCary; her parents, Lee and Virgie Cole; three brothers; and a sister.
No visitation has been planned.

 



Ronny Jo Nelson
 

Funeral services for Ronny Jo Nelson, 52, of Hayti, who died Tuesday, July 30, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo., have been scheduled for 11 a.m. today in the chapel of John W. German Funeral Home in Hayti. The Rev. John Neel will officiate, and burial will follow in Lorado Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Alexander, Willie Durbin, Jerry Todd, Randy Tyler, Steven Todd and Keith Hamm.
He was born at Walnut Corner.
Survivors include his wife, Debbie Nelson of Hayti; three sons, R.J. Nelson of Hayti, Richard Morgan of Risco, Mo., and Greg Morgan of Benton, Mo.; three daughters, Tricia Crisher of Jonesboro and Shelly Jarrett and Gina Hatch, both of Hayti; his mother, Virginia Brown of Jonesboro; one brother, Henry Ray Nelson of St. Joseph, Mo.; four sisters, Hester Pipes, Ruth Ann McKee and Beverly Thomas, all of Jonesboro, and Regina Freeman of Bono; and nine grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Henry Nelson.

 

Euna Watson


Graveside services for Euna Watson, 79, of Richmond, VA., who died Monday, July 29 in Richmond, have been scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Linwood Cemetery, with the Rev. David Mosley officiating.
Visitation will be Friday from 10-10:45 a.m. at Mitchell Funeral Home in Paragould.
Survivors include one son, Frank Watson Jr.; and three grandchildren, Stephen Watson, Kelsey Watson and Richard Watson.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Watson.

 

 

James W. Schenck


James W. Schenck Sr., 51, of Paragould died Wednesday, July 31, at St. Bernard's Medical Center. Born in Waterbury, Conn., he was an electrician and a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
Survivors include his wife, Priscilla Schenck of the home; two sons, James Schenck Jr. and Christopher Sorrentino, both of Paragould; one brother, Russell Schenck of San Diego; two sisters, Debra Fellows of San Diego and JoAnn Krasinsky of Naugatuck, Conn.; and a granddaughter, Tiffany Sorrentino of Paragould.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Heath Funeral Home Colonial Chapel at Paragould, with Mark Book, Kirby Smith and James Warbington officiating. Burial will follow in Greene County Memorial Gardens.
Chris Rannels, E.J. Bolster, Buz Schmid, Randal Tracer, Barry March and Jim Drennan will serve as pallbearers.
Honorary pallbearers will include Jim Bunch, Kent Schmid, Don Richardson, Doug Cornelius, Floyd Rush, Richard Williford and Lee Ramsey.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

 

 

 

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