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Our Obituaries

Shelia Ann Cox

October 10, 1945 - June 25, 2017

Shelia Ann Cox, age 71, of Leachville, died Sunday, June 25, 2017 at the NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. Born in Hollywood, Missouri, she had later lived in Arizona before making her home in Bono for several years. She was a retired certified nurses aide and was a former employee of the NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. Shelia had been a Leachville resident for the past...
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Alma Faye Gilpatrick Dulaney

June 9, 1930 - June 22, 2017

Alma Faye Gilpatrick Dulaney, age 87, of Monette, passed from this life Thursday, June 22, 2017 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. She was born and raised in Leachville, and was the daughter of the late John Luther and Martha Ellen Smith Nance. When Alma and her twin sister, Zelma were very young their brother, Herndon would hide their dolls and make the girls listen to him...
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Steve Allen Bowman

August 23, 1950 - June 22, 2017

Steve Allen Bowman, age 66, of Leachville, died Thursday, June 22, 2017, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Roseland, he was the son of the late Odis and Mildred Crawford Bowman and had been a lifelong area resident. Steve was a 1968 graduate of Wilson High School and had spent many years in law enforcement. He had worked for the Mississippi County Sheriff's Department, the...
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Michael Chad Hawkins

November 4, 1977 - June 22, 2017

To view video click here http://videos.lifetributes.com/813461 Michael Chad Hawkins, age 39, of Manila, passed from this life Thursday, June 22, 2017, at his home. Born in Kennett, Missouri, he was raised in Leachville and was a 1996 graduate of Buffalo Island Central High School. He had worked as a professional welder and was currently a supervisor for Thompson Industrial Services in...
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Nina Louise Malloy

July 29, 1929 - June 19, 2017

To view video click here http://videos.lifetributes.com/812458 Nina Louise Malloy, age 87, of Manila, the widow of Mr. Freeman Junior "F.J." Malloy, passed from this life Monday, June 19, 2017, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Born in the Blackwater community she was the daughter of the late William T. "Bill" and Bessie Grymes Franks; she had been a lifelong Manila area...
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R. B. Martin

August 20, 1938 - June 13, 2017

R.B. "Pump Handle" Martin, age 78, of Manila, passed from this life Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at his home. Born in Manila he was the son of the late James and Sinnie Sandusky Martin and had been a lifelong Manila resident. He was retired from Southworth in Manila, and earlier in his life he enjoyed working on cars, mowing yards and tending to his garden. He was a loving father, grandfather,...
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RB Johnson

February 3, 1942 - June 10, 2017

To view video click here http://videos.lifetributes.com/810136 RB Johnson, age 75, of West Memphis, passed from this life, Saturday, June 10, 2017 at his home. Born in Dell, he was the son of the late R. V. and Ada Southern Johnson and was raised in the Lost Cane community near Manila. RB was a 1960 graduate of Manila High School and had lived in West Memphis since 1971. He was a retired,...
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Mary Sue Samples

April 16, 1933 - June 9, 2017

To view video click here http://videos.lifetributes.com/810258 Mary Sue Samples, age 84, of Manila, passed from this life Friday, June 9, 2017 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born to the late Ned and Nora Osborne Rice, she had lived most of her life in Manila and was a member of Westside Baptist Church. She was a retired beautician and had also worked for the former Brown Shoe...
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John Edward Criddle

April 19, 1959 - June 4, 2017

John Edward Criddle, age 58, of Leachville, passed from this life Sunday, June 4, 2017, at his home. Born in Isola, MS he was the son of the late James Lloyd Criddle and had been a Leachville resident since 1980. He had been employed by the former ACCO Chain and Cable Company, was a retired employee of the City of Leachville and was of the Baptist faith. In addition to his father, he was...
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Ashley Jean Molders

October 19, 1989 - June 1, 2017

Ashley Jean Molders, age 27, of Pocahontas, passed from this life Thursday, June 1, 2017, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro, AR. Born at Nyack, New York, she had been a longtime resident of Paragould where she attended Paragould High School. She had been a resident of Pocahontas since February, 2016 and was a member of the People's Faith Tabernacle in Hoxie. She is survived by: ...
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Dorothy Ellen Southern

January 21, 1929 - May 30, 2017

Dorothy Ellen Southern, age 88, of Manila, passed from this life Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Born at Paducah KY, she was the daughter of the late Everett and Gladys Stanfill Nimmo and had been a longtime Manila area resident. She was a homemaker and had worked for American Greetings in Osceola. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by 1 son, Ricky Southern, 1 daughter, Patsy McFall,...
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Ralph D. Wells

February 9, 1937 - May 25, 2017

To view video click here http://videos.lifetributes.com/806436 Ralph D. Wells, age 80, of Leachville, passed from this life Thursday, May 25, 2017 at the NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. Born in Leachville, he was the son of the late John Wesley and Sarah Loretta McClure Wells and was a 1956 graduate of Leachville High School. Following high school he served in the U. S. Army, 82nd...
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Alma Ruth Middleton

August 10, 1921 - May 24, 2017

Alma Ruth Middleton, age 95, of Leachville, the widow of Mr. Thomas Middleton, passed from this life Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at her home. Born in Hollywood, MO she was the daughter of the late Arnold and Savannah Belle Culp Langley and had been a lifelong area resident. She had been employed by the Leachville School District for many years and retired from the Buffalo Island Central School...
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Thelma May Hale

January 20, 1935 - May 21, 2017

To view video click here http://videos.lifetributes.com/805396 Thelma May Hale, age 82 of Monette, died Sunday, May 21, 2017 at her sons home near Monette. Born in Bemis, Tennessee, she was the daughter of the late John and Ludy Givins Storey and was raised in western Tennessee and southeast Missouri. She and her late husband, Hillard Hale, had lived in Blytheville before making their home in...
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Melba Lee Chipman Sherrod

October 2, 1935 - May 20, 2017

To view video click here http://videos.lifetributes.com/804944 Melba Lee Chipman Sherrod, age 81, lifelong Manila resident, passed from this life Saturday, May 20, 2017 at her home. She was the daughter of the late John and Ethel Meadows Chipman and was a 1953 graduate of Manila High School. Melba was a retired bus driver and custodian for Manila Public Schools and was a longtime member of New...
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Robilyn Henry

May 17, 1939 - May 20, 2017

Robilyn Henry, age 78, of Manila, widow of Glenn Henry, passed from this life Saturday, May 20, 2017 at the Monette Manor Nursing Center. Born in Monette she was the daughter of the late L. A. and Myrtle Marshall and was a 1957 graduate of Monette High School. She was the former co-owner of Razorback Aircraft Fabrics in Manila, and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include 2 sisters; Neva...
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Willene Tounsand

February 25, 1933 - May 15, 2017

To view video click here http://videos.lifetributes.com/803667 Willene Tounsand, age 84, of Leachville, passed from this life Monday, May 15, 2017, at Monette Manor Nursing Center in Monette. Born in Leachville, she was the daughter of the late Lee and Gertie McDole Tounsand and had been a lifelong area resident. She was a housekeeper for several area friends and she enjoyed attending Gospel...
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Thelbert "Shot" Thomas

April 5, 1940 - May 13, 2017

To view video click here http://videos.lifetributes.com/802907 Thelbert "Shot" Thomas, age 77, of Leachville, passed from this life, Saturday, May 13, 2017 at the Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. He was the son of the late Filo and Cordie Lee Miller Thomas and had been a lifelong Leachville resident. He was a retired farmer and was of the Baptist faith. In his younger days, he...
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Deelie Irene Williams

August 15, 1934 - May 10, 2017

To view video click here http://videos.lifetributes.com/802365 Deelie Irene Williams, age 82, of Manila, passed from this life Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Born in Spruce, Missouri to the late James F. and Mary Bailey Arnold, she had lived most of her life in the Manila area. She was a longtime member of the Blackwater Baptist Church where she...
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Jeffery Lynn Lorren

June 21, 1959 - May 9, 2017

To view video click here http://videos.lifetributes.com/802554 Jeffery Lynn Lorren, age 57 of Manila, passed from this life Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Blytheville, he was the son of the late Clarence Lorren and was raised in the Lost Cane Community. A lifelong Manila area resident, he was a 1977 graduate of Manila High School, and was a self...
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William Melton

March 24, 1941 - May 6, 2017

William Joey "Bill" Melton, age 76, of Crestview, Florida passed from this life Saturday, May, 6, 2017, at the Vandivor home place in Manila. Born in Lobeville, TN, he was the son of the late Clarence and Eula Ferguson Melton and was raised in Manila. He retired from Ford Motor Company in St. Louis, MO in 1996 after 30 years of service. He was a longtime member of the Church of God of Prophecy...
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Jessie F. Isebell

August 17, 1935 - May 6, 2017

Jessie F. Isebell, 81 of Manila, died Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. Born in Okolona, Mississippi he was the son of the late Joseph and Willie Phillips Isebell and was raised in Mississippi County, Arkansas. Jessie served 3 years in the United States Marine Corps and later served an additional 8 years in the U. S. Army. Following his military service,...
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Geneva Joan McMinn

April 30, 2017

Geneva Joan McMinn, age 70, of Manila, widow of William Keith McMinn, Sr. passed from this life Sunday, April 30, 2017, at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born in Manila she was the daughter of the late Vernon Richard and Geneva Woolard Douglas and was a 1964 graduate of Manila High School. She was a retired beauty operator and had been a lifelong Manila area resident. In addition...
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Phyllis Kay Greathouse

December 10, 1949 - April 29, 2017

To view video click here http://videos.lifetributes.com/799593 Phyllis Kay Greathouse, age 67, of Leachville, passed from this life Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Born in Leachville to the late James Andrew and Virgie Williams Anthony, she was a 1967 graduate of Leachville High School and was a retired beautician. A lifelong Leachville resident, she was...
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Robert Oscar Swedholm

March 4, 1937 - April 28, 2017

Robert Oscar Swedholm, age 80, of Mineral Point, Missouri, former Leachville area resident, passed from this life Friday, April 28, 2017 at the Mercy Hospital in Festus, Missouri. Born in the Buffalo Township community of Old Town Ridge to the late George and Lois Towell Swedholm, he had lived in Mineral Point for the past 40 years. He was retired from Old Judge Coffee, which later became Sara...
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Helen L Blevins

September 27, 1936 - April 27, 2017

To view video click here http://videos.lifetributes.com/799250 Helen Ludean Blevins, age 80, of Leachville, passed from this life Thursday, April 27, 2017, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Bradford, Arkansas she was the daughter of the late Jake and Mabel Wallace Ballard and had been a Leachville resident the past 72 years. She enjoyed children which was evident by the...
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Jessie L. Ashabranner

November 11, 1927 - April 19, 2017

To view video click here http://videos.lifetributes.com/797093 Jessie Larie Holder Ashabranner of Manila, was born November 11, 1927 at Walnut Ridge, Arkansas to the late Thelma Hazel Houston Holder and Monroe Franklin Holder. She went to be with her Lord on April 19, 2017 following her death at the NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. She married the late Eddie D. Ashabranner on...
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Andrea Villarreal Herrera

February 4, 1938 - April 12, 2017

Rev. Andrea Villarreal Herrera, age 79, of Bay, formerly of Jonesboro, the widow of the Reverend Antonio S. Herrera, passed from this life Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at her home. Born in La Feria, TX she was the daughter of the late Simon G. and Luz Mendiola Villarreal and was raised in Victoria, TX. She and her late husband traveled all over the world sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ and she...
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Charles Marshall "Skip" Hall, Jr.

June 27, 1943 - April 10, 2017

To view video click here http://videos.lifetributes.com/795233 Charles Marshall "Skip" Hall, Jr. age 73, of Lake City, passed from this life Monday, April 10, 2017, at Regional One Health in Memphis, TN. Born in Ware Shoals, S.C. he was the son of the late Charles Marshall and Katie Bell Gunnels Hall and attended Ware Shoals High School. He retired from the U.S. Army as a Sergeant First...
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Gloria Whittle Willm

April 20, 1934 - April 6, 2017

To view video click here http://videos.lifetributes.com/793624 Gloria Mae Willm, age 82, of Blytheville, passed from this life Thursday, April 6, 2017 at the Manila Nursing Center. Born in Texarkana, Arkansas, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Ida Mae Hedge Smith and had been a Blytheville resident since 1955. She was retired from Walmart and was a member of the Yarbro Baptist Church...
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Dawn Marie VanHorn

November 10, 1976 - April 1, 2017

Dawn Marie VanHorn, age 40, of Leachville, passed from this life Saturday, April 1, 2017, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Pahokee, FL she had been a Leachville resident since 1996. Survivors include: Her husband of 13 years, Allie Carpenter of Leachville 4 SONS: James Suojanen Kyle Bradley, Jr. both of Leachville Allie Carpenter, Jr, of Gosnell Frederick Bradley...
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Anthony Van Halfacre

May 12, 1962 - March 29, 2017

Anthony "Tony" Van Halfacre, age 54, of Manila, passed from this life Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at his home. Born in Blytheville, he was the son of the late Dell Van Halfacre and had been a lifelong Manila resident. He was a 1980 graduate of Manila High School, a retired tool and die maker, and member of the First Baptist Church in Manila. He enjoyed golfing, fishing and hunting. Survivors...
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Bonnie Mae Hatley Shaw

August 15, 1946 - March 27, 2017

Bonnie Mae Hatley Shaw, age 70 of Leachville, former longtime Blytheville area resident, passed from this life Monday, March 27, 2017, at her home in Leachville. Born at Dell, AR, she was the daughter of the late Elzie Hatley and had attended Dell schools. She was a longtime employee of the former Myers Bakery in Blytheville. She enjoyed working in her vegetable and flower gardens and people...
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David E. Willyerd

January 7, 1965 - March 26, 2017

To view video click here http://videos.lifetributes.com/790564 David Edwin Willyerd, age 52, of Black Oak, passed from this life Sunday, March 26, 2017 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Leachville, he was the son of the late Edd Willyerd and was raised in the Buckeye community. He attended Leachville High School and had lived in Black Oak for the past 28 years. David was a...
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Nola Brinkley

October 3, 1918 - March 25, 2017

Nola Brinkley, age 98, of Bartlett, Tennessee, former Luxora, Arkansas resident, passed from this life Saturday, March 25, 2017 at her home. Born in Shirley, Arkansas, she was the daughter of the late Stonewall "Jack" Jackson and Elizabeth Evelyn Howard Murray and was raised in the Lost Cane community near Manila. She was a homemaker and a longtime member of the Luxora Baptist Church. In addition...
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Wanda Sue Ivie

July 11, 1943 - March 23, 2017

To view video click here http://videos.lifetributes.com/789777 Sue Ivie, age 73 of Manila, died Thursday, March 23, 2017 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Leachville, she was the daughter of the late Clifford Hamilton and Ruth Hamilton Riggs. A lifelong Manila resident, she was the Valedictorian of the 1961 graduating class at Manila High School and was a charter member of...
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Franklin Hamilton

March 30, 1934 - March 21, 2017

To view video click here http://videos.lifetributes.com/788818 Franklin Hamilton, age 82, of Manila, passed from this life March 21, 2017, at his home. Born in Leachville he was the son of the late Rupert Franklin and Vivian Cambell Hamilton and had been a lifelong area resident. A self-employed carpenter, he and his wife had also owned and operated the former Hamilton's Restaurant and the...
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Kathleen Bartholomew

January 18, 1940 - March 13, 2017

Kathleen Bartholomew, age 77, of Cape Girardeau, Missouri passed from this life Monday, March 13, 2017 at the Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. The daughter of the late Ed and Thelma Dudley McMasters, she was raised in Manila and was a 1958 graduate of Manila High School. She was the widow of Mr. Bobby Joe Bartholomew and had lived many years in Union, Missouri where she worked in the Union...
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Tommy Lynn Melton

January 7, 1960 - March 9, 2017

To view video click here http://videos.lifetributes.com/785879 Tommy Lynn Melton, age 57, of Leachville, died Thursday, March 9, 2017 at the NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. Born in Osceola, he was the son of the late Chester and Helen Green Melton and had lived most of his life in Leachville. He attended Leachville High School and later graduated from the Missouri Police Academy....
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Shannon Renee Palmer

May 9, 1983 - March 9, 2017

To view video click here http://videos.lifetributes.com/786247 Funeral Services for 33 year old Shannon Renee Palmer of Keiser will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at the Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Manila. Born in Big Spring, Texas she was the daughter of Randy Lee and Ruby Mae Stone Hinklin and had been a lifelong area resident. Shannon had attended Manila High School and was a...
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Jimmy Dale Watson

June 4, 1976 - March 4, 2017

To view video click here http://videos.lifetributes.com/784302 Jimmy Dale Watson, age 40, of Manila, passed from this life Saturday, March 4, 2017, at his home. Born at Osceola he attended Osceola High School and was a member of First Baptist Church. He had lived in Oklahoma and later the Joplin, MO areas working in the Maintenance Department for Walmart Distribution Centers and had been a...
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James William Adkerson

March 10, 1942 - March 3, 2017

To view video click here http://videos.lifetributes.com/784511 James William Adkerson, age 74 of Paragould, formerly of Kennett, Missouri, passed from this life Friday, March 3, 2017 at the NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. Born in Cardwell, Missouri to the late Edwin and Velma Mae Long Adkerson he was raised in Arbyrd and was a 1960 graduate of Arbyrd High School. He later graduated...
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Elsie Irene Donner

February 4, 1920 - February 28, 2017

Elsie Irene Donner, age 97, of Manila, passed from this life Tuesday, February 28, 2017, at the Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born in Steele, MO she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Annie Garrison Sammons and had been a Manila resident since the early 1940's. She worked alongside her husband on the family farm until working for the Manila Public School District in the...
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Mary Ann Garrison

December 31, 1914 - February 17, 2017

Mary Ann Garrison, age 102, of Jonesboro, passed from this life Friday, February 17, 2017 at the Lakeside Nursing Center in Lake City. Born in Marmaduke to the late Allen and Lina Daniels Beaver, she had lived most of her life in Leachville and was a member of the First Baptist Church. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by 2 sons, Andrew Garrison and Melville Garrison, and 1...
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Bobby Ray Prince

March 3, 1944 - February 14, 2017

Bobby Ray Prince, age 72, of Manila, passed from this life Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at the Mountain View Health and Rehab Center in Mountain View, AR. Born at the Little River community he was the son of the late Raymond and Ruby Mae Martin Prince, was a retired farmer and a longtime resident of Northeast Arkansas. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Carl...
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Billy Dewayne Hetler

August 29, 1942 - February 11, 2017

To view video click here http://videos.lifetributes.com/778282 Billy Dewayne Hetler, age 74 of Leachville, passed from this life, Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. Born in Leachville to the late Willie and Seveda Roberts Hetler, he was raised in the Delfore community and attended Childress High School. Billy was a lifelong Leachville area resident...
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Lark June Fleeman

October 6, 1933 - February 10, 2017

To view video click here http://videos.lifetributes.com/777974 Lark June Fleeman, lovingly known as Granny, age 83, of Manila, passed from this life Friday, February 10, 2017 at the NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. Born in Paragould to the late Lark and Bessie Hester Shasteen she was raised in the Bard community and moved, along with her family, to the Manila area in 1937. She was a...
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Patty Helen Watson

August 5, 1954 - February 8, 2017

To view video click here http://videos.lifetributes.com/777616 Patty Helen Watson, age 62 of Manila, passed from this life Wednesday, February 8, 2017, at her home. Born at Wilson, AR she was the daughter of the late Sidney William Derwood and Helen Earnestine York Pollard. She was a 1972 graduate of Osceola High School and was well known in the Osceola and Manila area having been employed...
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Rickie Lynn Hitchcock

April 2, 1961 - February 7, 2017

Rickie Lynn Hitchcock, age 55, of Imboden, formerly of Manila, passed from this life Tuesday, February 7, 2017, in Imboden. Born at Blytheville and raised in Manila, he was the son of the late William and Sarah Lee Edwards Hitchcock and had been a lifelong resident of Northeast Arkansas. He was a retired truck driver and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Always the life of the...
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Maurice Gene Jorn

July 20, 1941 - February 1, 2017

Maurice Gene Jorn, age 75, of Jonesboro, passed from this life Wednesday, February 1, 2017, at St Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in East St. Louis, IL, he was the son of the late Clarence Ivy and Margarite Jordan Jorn and was raised in St Louis, MO. He was a 1957 graduate of Bethany Evangelical Lutheran High School in St. Louis and in 1991 earned a Bachelor of Science in Social...
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Glynn Ray "P-nut" Welker

June 30, 1950 - February 1, 2017

Glynn Ray "P-nut" Welker, age 66, of Jonesboro, formerly of Leachville, passed from this life February 1, 2017, at the St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Jonesboro he was the son of the late Elzie and Verna Herman Welker and was raised in Leachville. He had been a longtime resident of the David E. Puryear Center in Jonesboro and enjoyed St. Louis Cardinal Baseball, watching...
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Lois Fleeman

February 11, 1940 - January 30, 2017

Lois Fleeman, age 76, of Selma, Alabama passed from this life January 30, 2017 at the Vaughan Regional Medical Center in Selma. She was the daughter of the late William and Velma Fleeman Riggs and had lived much of her life in Manila. Survivors include; 1 brother, Paul Fleeman (Nellie) of Cabot 3 sisters; Laverne Farmer of Beebe Ruth Green of Jonesboro Betty Miller (Randall) of...
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Ralph Peyton

August 1, 1937 - January 29, 2017

Ralph Peyton, age 79, of Manila, passed from this life January 29, 2017, at the Manila Nursing Center. Born at Milligan Ridge he was the son of the late Clifford and Mary Jane Hicks Peyton and was raised in the Manila area. He was a retired electrician for Parker Brass in Plainwell and Otsego, MI. He also worked with the Allegan County Sheriff's Reserve Unit for 13 years. He returned to the...
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Carrie Roberts

August 29, 1923 - January 25, 2017

Carrie Roberts, age 93 of Manila, the widow of Mr. Albert Roberts, passed from this life Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Delaplaine, AR she was the daughter of the late Robert and Julia Johnson Crouch and had been raised in the Hornersville, Missouri area. She had been a longtime resident of Flint, MI before returning to the Manila area 20 years...
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Billie Lee Murray

March 15, 1941 - January 24, 2017

Billie Lee Murray, age 75, of Leachville, passed from this life Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at her home. Born and raised in Lepanto she was the daughter of the late Cecil and Maudie McCory Prince and had lived several years in Odessa, Texas. She was a retired accountant and was of the Baptist faith. Billie had been a Leachville resident since 2003. In addition to her parents she was preceded in...
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Harold Lloyd Stokes

November 26, 1926 - January 22, 2017

Harold Lloyd Stokes, age 90 of Manila, passed from this life Sunday, January 22, 2017 at the Manila Nursing Center. Born in McCrory, Arkansas he was the son of the late Willie and Alice Poole Walker and was raised in the Manila area. He was a U. S. Army Veteran of World War II and later worked as a cotton ginner and farmer before moving to Peoria, Illinois where he worked many years for...
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Patsy Ann McFall

October 28, 1951 - January 21, 2017

To view video click here http://videos.lifetributes.com/772281 Patsy Ann McFall, age 65, of Jonesboro, former longtime Blytheville resident passed from this life Saturday, January 21, 2017, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born and raised in Manila she was the daughter of the late Jack Southern and had been a Jonesboro resident the past 6 months. In addition to her father she was...
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Earl C. Price

May 10, 1939 - January 18, 2017

To view video click here http://videos.lifetributes.com/771507 Earl C. Price, age 77, of Manila, passed from this life Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Alamo, TN he was the son of the late James and Nora Edwards Price and was a 1960 graduate of Kingbury High School in Memphis. He was raised in Memphis and after graduation joined the Marine...
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Marcella Duggur Vick

June 22, 1935 - January 12, 2017

To view video click here http://videos.lifetributes.com/769647 Marcella Duggur Vick, age 81, of Pocahontas, passed from this life Thursday, January 12, 2017 at the NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. Born at Caraway, Arkansas, she was the daughter of the late Harve Edward and Virgie Belle Phillips Downing and was raised in the Lost Cane community near Manila. She moved to Pocahontas in...
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Justin Adam Cole

October 1, 1932 - January 10, 2017

To view video click here http://videos.lifetributes.com/769240 Justin Adam Cole, age 84, of Collierville, TN, former longtime Leachville area resident, passed from this life January 10, 2017, in Holiday, Florida. Born at Cushman, AR, he was the son of the late Jim and Elsie Holloway Cole and moved to Leachville in the mid 1940's. He was a longtime employee of the former B.C. Land Company in...
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Norma Jean "Pat" Sullinger Taylor

July 1, 1942 - December 26, 2016

Norma Jean "Pat" Sullinger Taylor, age 74, of Lafe, AR, passed from this life Monday, December 26, 2016, at the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. Born at Barstow, California she was the daughter of the late Dave and Azalee Dover Sullinger. She was raised in the Evening Star community, and had been a Lafe resident since 1970. She was formerly employed by Walmart, was later the...
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Aiden Payne Sims

December 25, 2016 - December 25, 2016

Aiden Payne Sims, infant son of Jermy Payne Sims and Penny Marie Stone, was born and passed from this life Sunday, December 25, 2016, at the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. He is preceded in death by his Maternal Grandmother, Kirlen Bates. In addition to his parents he is survived by: His Paternal Grandparents: Jakie Sims of Leachville Lori Wiles of Paragould His...
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Freddie William Stutts

December 25, 1943 - December 21, 2016

To view video click here http://videos.lifetributes.com/762715 Freddie William Stutts, 72, of Manila, died Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at the Monette Manor Nursing Center. Born in Manila, he was the son of the late Hubert and Ruby Williams Stutts and was raised in the Caraway area. Fred was a United States Air Force veteran of the Vietnam war and was the recipient of the Bronze Star and...
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Angela Joann Bennett

July 29, 1934 - December 21, 2016

To view video click here http://videos.lifetributes.com/762858 Angela Joann Bennett, age 82, longtime Manila resident, and widow of R. J. Bennett, died Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Monette, she was the daughter of the late W. T. and Anna Needham Ramsey, and was a 1952 graduate of Manila High School. She was employed for many years by the...
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Ruth Faye Williams

May 31, 1945 - December 16, 2016

Ruth Faye Williams, age 71, of Jonesboro, died Friday, December 16, 2016 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Born near Athens, Alabama she was the daughter of the late Jack and Marjorie Smith Moore and had been a longtime resident of northeast Arkansas. She received her G.E.D. in 1968 and later graduated from the Faith Bible Institute in 2009. She was a longtime member of the...
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Hazle Marie Taylor

December 16, 2016

To view video click here http://videos.lifetributes.com/761739 Hazle Taylor, 85, of Maumelle, formerly of the Buffalo Island area, passed from this life Friday, December 16, 2016, at UAMS in Little Rock. Born in Calico Rock, she was the daughter of the late William "Bill" and Pearline Mae Haigwood Henderson and was raised in the Monette area. She moved to Maumelle in 2014 and was a member...
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J. B. Rice

December 5, 1927 - December 16, 2016

J. B. Rice, age 89 of Manila, passed from this life Friday, December 16, 2016 at his home. A lifelong Manila resident, he was the son of the late Ben and Ida Belle Jackson Rice and was retired from the Randall Textron Company in Blytheville. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Hedge Rice, 2 brothers, Murel Rice, and Ancil Rice, and 3 sisters, Harriet Schultz,...
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Wanda Smith Runyan

October 2, 1931 - December 8, 2016

Wanda Smith Runyan, age 85, of Black Rock, died Thursday, December 8, 2016 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Born in Leachville, she was the daughter of the late James and Lois Briggs Hollinseed and had lived several years in Woodbury, Tennessee and Peru, Illinois before making her home in Black Rock in 2007. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband,...
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Chris Holt

December 30, 1957 - December 5, 2016

To view video click here http://videos.lifetributes.com/758557 David Christopher "Chris" Holt, age 58, of Manila, died Monday, December 5, 2016 at his home. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, he was the son of the late Artemas Holt and Winnia Lou Williams Holt, and had lived most of his life in Manila. He was a 1975 graduate of Manila High School, was a longtime employee of Stracener Brothers...
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Rodney Henry

December 3, 2016

Rodney Glenn Henry, age 56, of Manila, died Saturday, December 3, 2016, at his home. Born in Jonesboro, he was the son of the late Glenn Henry and had been a lifelong Manila resident. In addition to his father he was preceded in death by his grandparents, L.A. and Myrtle Marshall and Charlie and Goldia Fleeman Henry. He was a 1978 graduate of Manila High School and was a self-employed carpenter...
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Glenn Dobbins

September 9, 1931 - December 3, 2016

To view video click here http://videos.lifetributes.com/757639 Glenn Dobbins, age 85, of Manila, passed from this life, Saturday December 3, 2016 at the NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. Born in the Hancock community near Caraway, he was the son of the late Austin and Bertha Jones Dobbins and was raised in Milligan Ridge. Glenn was a 1949 graduate of Manila High School and was a...
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Johnny Bradshaw Boyd

October 26, 1938 - December 2, 2016

To view video click here http://videos.lifetributes.com/757396 Johnny Bradshaw Boyd, age 78, of Manila, passed from this life, Friday December 2, 2016 at the Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born in Leachville, he was the son of the late Coy Willie and LaVon Bradshaw Boyd and was a lifelong area resident. Johnny was a 1956 graduate of Leachville High School and held a Bachelors...
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Rosalee Walton

February 16, 1922 - November 29, 2016

To View video click here http://videos.lifetributes.com/756475 Rosalee Walton, age 94, of Lake City, passed from this life, Tuesday November 29, 2016 at the Lakeside Nursing Center in Lake City. Born in Pocahontas, she was the daughter of the late B. D. and Florence Jones and was raised in the Black Oak and Monette areas. She married her husband, Ray Walton, May 6, 1939 and she lived in the...
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James Henderson Risinger

March 9, 1928 - November 16, 2016

James Henderson Risinger, age 88, of Paragould, went to be with his Lord and Savior, following his death, Wednesday November 16, 2016 at the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. Born in Kennett, Missouri he was the son of the late Lawrence and Tishie Sissom Risinger and was raised in Cardwell. Following his service in the U. S. Army, he spent many years in Flint, Michigan, where he...
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Kyle Robert Bills

August 12, 1989 - November 11, 2016

To view video click here http://videos.lifetributes.com/751371 Kyle Robert Bills, age 27, of Leachville, passed from this life Friday November 11, 2016 from injuries received in an auto accident near Blytheville. Born in Phoenix, Arizona, Kyle was raised in the Beech Grove community and attended Greene County Tech High School. He was a heavy lift operator at Tenaris Hickman and had been a...
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Violet Athlee Cook

December 16, 1937 - November 11, 2016

To view video click here http://videos.lifetributes.com/751411 Violet Athlee Cook, age 78, of Manila, widow of Mr. Leroy Mitchell Cook, died Friday November 11, 2016 at the Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born in Caraway, she was the daughter of the late James Wesley and Martha Athlee GIll Harris, and was a former resident of Jonesboro and Poplar Bluff, Missouri. She was a retired...
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Curtis W. "Dub" Henson, Jr.

April 25, 1936 - November 8, 2016

Curtis W. "Dub" Henson, Jr., age 80, of Osceola, formerly of Leachville passed from this life Tuesday, November 8, 2016, at the Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Born in Leachville he was the son of the late Curtis W. and Marie Crafton Henson and was a member of the Leachville Masonic Lodge #689. Mr. Henson was a longtime employee of B.C. Land Co. and later retired from Cotton...
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Alton Lee Kirby, Jr.

March 2, 1983 - November 3, 2016

To view video click here http://videos.lifetributes.com/749176 Alton Lee Kirby, Jr., age 33, of Manila, passed from this life Thursday, November 3, 2016 at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born in Poplar Bluff, MO., he was the son of the late Alton Kirby and had been a lifelong Manila resident. A 2001 graduate of Manila High School, he was of the Pentecostal Faith. In addition to...
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Symantha Kaye Kirk Jones

July 12, 1983 - October 29, 2016

To view video click here http://videos.lifetributes.com/747820 Symantha Kaye Kirk Jones, age 33, of Manila formerly of Leachville, passed from this life October 29. 2016 at the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. Born in Blytheville she was the daughter of the late W.C. Kirk and had been a longtime Leachville resident before making her home in Manila. She was a 2002 graduate of...
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Jimmy Darrell Peel

September 4, 1949 - October 20, 2016

To view video click here http://videos.lifetributes.com/745484 Jimmy Darrell Peel, age 67, of Leachville, passed from this life Thursday October 20, 2016 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Born in the Happy Corner Community, near Leachville, he was the son of the late Adron and Lorene Loftin Peel and was a lifelong area resident. He retired in 2014, after 45 years as a heavy...
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William Walter "Bill" Crowder

August 7, 1935 - October 13, 2016

William Walter "Bill" Crowder, age 81, of Blytheville, passed from this life, Thursday October 13, 2016 at the NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. Born in Dell, he was the son of the late Charles H. and Margaret Gray Crowder and was a lifelong Blytheville resident. He attended Blytheville High School and later served in the U. S. Navy Reserve. Bill was a career firefighter, he served many...
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Annie Ruth Weeks

April 19, 1951 - October 11, 2016

Annie Ruth Weeks, age 65, of Leachville, passed from this life Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. Born in the West Ridge community she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Opal Mouzy Martin and was raised in the Milligan Ridge/Caraway areas. She had been a long time employee of Caraway Manufacturing and retired from Con-Agra of Batesville in 2004. ...
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Billy "Bub" Reid

July 12, 1952 - September 30, 2016

To view video click here http://videos.lifetributes.com/740113 Billy Gerald "Bub" Reid, Jr., age 64, of Jonesboro, passed from this life Friday September 30, 2016 at his home. Born in Leachville, he was the son of the late Billy Reid and was raised in the St. Louis, Missouri area. He was a 1970 graduate of Ritenour High School in Overland, Missouri and later served in the United States Marine...
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John Robert Hoskins

September 27, 2016

To view video click here http://videos.lifetributes.com/738933 John Robert Hoskins, age 57, of Keiser, passed from this life Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, TN. Born in Three Rivers, Michigan he was the son of the late Robert Hoskins and a 1976 graduate of Three Rivers High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran and retired from Universal Steel in...
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Franklin Cletus Huckabee

August 29, 1950 - September 25, 2016

To view video click here http://videos.lifetributes.com/738112 Franklin Cletus Huckabee, age 66, of Caraway, passed from this life Sunday September 25, 2016 at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. Born at Monette he was the son of the late Hayden and Letha Mae Dawson Huckabee and had been a lifelong Buffalo Island resident. He was a retired farmer having been a longtime employee of...
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Clifton Leon Richmond

June 5, 1965 - September 21, 2016

Clifton Leon Richmond, age 51, of Manila, passed from this life Wednesday September 21, 2016 at the Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born in Osceola he was the son of the late Leon and Marilyn Nash Richmond and was raised in the Dyess Community. He was a 1984 graduate of Rivercrest High School and attended Arkansas State University and Arkansas Northwest Community College earning an...
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Etta Faye Lance

January 11, 1952 - September 13, 2016

Etta Faye Lance, age 64, of Piggott, passed from this life Tuesday, September 13, 2016, at Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Born in Piggott she was the daughter of the late Burtis and Lydia Smart Tate and had been a lifelong Piggott area resident. She was a 1970 graduate of Piggott High School, a former employee of Emerson Electric in Kennett and was retired from the Piggott School...
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Timothy Keith Bennett

December 18, 1959 - September 7, 2016

To View Video Click Here http://videos.lifetributes.com/733246 Timothy Keith Bennett, age 56, of Manila, passed from this life Wednesday September 7, 2016 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Born in Albany, Georgia, he was a 1978 graduate of Manila High School. A former employee of American Greetings and Frito Lay, he had lived most of his life in Manila where he was a...
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Helen Virginia Wiseman

October 1, 1966 - August 25, 2016

Helen Virginia Wiseman, age 49, of Senath, formerly of Leachville, passed from this life August 25, 2016 at Twin Rivers Medical Center in Kennett, MO. Born in Blytheville she was the daughter of the late Cecil and Mary Ellen Kincaid Copeland and was raised in Leachville. She was a retired bookkeeper and was of the Jehovah Witness faith. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by 8...
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Jock David Hattenhauer

May 24, 1955 - August 23, 2016

To view video click here http://videos.lifetributes.com/729485 Jock David Hattenhauer, age 61, of Manila passed from this life August 23, 2016, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Oklahoma City, OK he was the son of the Rev. Bill and Laverne Lamb Hattenhauer and was raised in Lake City. He was employed as a Shift Supervisor for Viskase Corporation in Osceola and enjoyed...
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Erick Nazare Perez

December 7, 1981 - August 22, 2016

To View Video Click Here http://videos.lifetributes.com/728857 Erick Nazare Perez, age 34 of Leachville, passed from this life August 22, 2016 from a drowning accident near Monette. Born in Rio Bravo, Mexico he had been a Leachville resident for the past 20 years and had attended Buffalo Island Central Schools. He was employed by Industrial Mill Services and was a member of St. Cecilias...
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David Lamar Edwards

June 7, 1947 - August 15, 2016

David Lamar Edwards, age 69, of Manila, passed from this life, Monday August 15, 2016 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. A lifelong Manila resident, David was the son of the late Lamar and Beatrice Fleeman Edwards and was a 1965 graduate of Manila High School. As a young man he worked for the former Gene Hood Flying Service in Manila and later worked many years as a manager for...
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Hershel Levelle Douglas

August 7, 2016

Hershel Levelle Douglas, age 79, of Manila, passed from this life Sunday, August 7, 2016 at the Manila Nursing Center. Born at Manila he was the son of the late Roy and Myrtle Brown Douglas, had been a lifelong Manila resident and was a commercial fisherman. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Ruby Coleen Douglas in 2001, his sister, Sybil Virginia "V" Winstead, 1...
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Mary Margaret Blackwood

August 24, 1932 - August 4, 2016

To view the video click here http://videos.lifetributes.com/724315 Mary Margaret Blackwood, age 83 of Blytheville, former longtime Manila resident passed from this life Thursday August 4, 2016 at the Gosnell Therapy and Living Center. Born in Manila, she was the daughter of the late William Cecil and Clytie Winstead Woolard, and was the widow of Mr. William Blackwood. She enjoyed being a...
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Naoma Lee French

December 17, 1933 - July 29, 2016

Naoma Lee French, age 82 of Harrison, former longtime Leachville resident, passed from this life Friday July 29, 2016 at her daughter's home in Harrison. Born in Swifton, Arkansas she was the daughter of the late Robert Lee and Mary Helen Hawley McGraw and was raised in the Arbyrd, Missouri area. She received her Master of Education from Arkansas State University and began her teaching career in...
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Deborah Kay Vassar

September 1, 1959 - July 28, 2016

To view the video click here http://videos.lifetributes.com/722292 Deborah Kay Vassar, age 56, of Manila, passed from this life Thursday, July 28, 2016 at St Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Leachville she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Lucille Hearty Vassar and had been a lifelong Manila resident. Debbie was employed by Manila Nursing Center with 38 years of service...
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Willie Miranda Vernell Minton

February 26, 1922 - July 21, 2016

To view the video click here http://videos.lifetributes.com/720492 Mrs. Willie Miranda Vernell Minton, longtime Manila area resident passed from this life Thursday July 21, 2016 at her home at the age of 94. Born February 26, 1922 in Batesville, she was the daughter of the late Isaac and Altha Wright Hicks and moved to Oklahoma with her family at the age of 4. The Hicks family returned to...
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Dianne Fleeman

August 9, 1947 - July 18, 2016

To view the video click here http://videos.lifetributes.com/719709 Dianne Fleeman, age 68, of Manila, died Monday July 18, 2016 at her home. Born in Manila, she was the daughter of the late James Virgil and Thelma Pauline Mansell Rich and had been an area resident for most of her life. Dianne attended Manila Public Schools, was the former manager of the Big Lake Country Club and was of the...
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Frances Norene Whiteaker

May 5, 1940 - July 17, 2016

Frances Norene Whiteaker, age 76 of Leachville, passed from this life Sunday July 17, 2016 at the Senath Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Senath, Missouri. Born in Mountain View, Arkansas she was the daughter of the late Johnny and Maie Holt Pitts, had lived much of her life in Michigan, and had been a Leachville resident since 1986. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by 1...
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Sherrie Lynn Shepard

July 17, 1967 - July 17, 2016

To View the Video Click Here http://videos.Lifetributes.com/719130 Sherrie Lynn Shepard, of Leachville, passed from this life Sunday July 17, 2016 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro on her forty-ninth birthday. She was born in Monette to the late Terry Ray "Red" and Mary Ann Stockinger Puckett and was a lifelong area resident. Following the death of her biological mother...
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