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Jock David Hattenhauer

May 24, 1955 - August 23, 2016

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 hunting, fishing and riding motorcycles. Jock was of the Pentecostal...
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Erick Nazare Perez

December 7, 1981 - August 22, 2016

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 Catholic Church in Kennett, Missouri. Erick was an avid outdoorsman, he...
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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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Wanda Pearline Cole Cagle

December 8, 1939 - July 11, 2016

Mrs. Wanda Pearline Cole Cagle, age 76 of Leachville, passed away early Monday at Monette Manor Nursing Home. Born in Leachville she was the daughter of Charles and Lena McDaniel and was of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Cagle was preceded in death by her husbands Mr. Faburn Cole and Mr. Johnny Cagle and her grandson Jared Cole. Mrs. Cagle had lived most of her life in Leachville and was formerly...
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Sharon Marie Rayburn

November 12, 1949 - July 4, 2016

Sharon Marie Rayburn, 66 of Monette, formerly of Blytheville, died early Monday July 4, 2016 at the Monette Manor Nursing Center. Born in the Cain Island community near Lake City, she was the daughter of the late Tommy and Juanita Owens Carter and was a 1967 graduate of Monette High School. The widow of Mr. R. C. Rayburn she had lived most of her life in Blytheville and was a member of the Lone...
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Murel Rice

October 4, 1914 - July 3, 2016

Murel Rice, age 101, of Manila, passed from this life, Sunday July 3, 2016 at his home. Born in Manila to pioneer settlers, Ben and Ida Belle Jackson Rice, he had been a lifelong area resident and was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II. He and his late wife of 78 years, Linnie Mifflin Rice, were both former longtime employees of the Manila Nursing Center in addition to working on the family...
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Olean Hicks

November 16, 1930 - June 30, 2016

Click here to view the video http://videos.lifetributes.com/714812 Olean Hicks, age 85, longtime Manila resident and widow of Paul E. Hicks, passed from this life Thursday June 30, 2016 at her home. Born in Leachville she was the daughter of the late Frank and Maggie Trusty Johnson and was raised in the Pawheen community. A Manila resident for over 60 years, she worked on the family farm...
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Ruth Swihart Rose

July 11, 1918 - June 23, 2016

To view the video click here http://videos.lifetributes.com/713121 Ruth Swihart Rose, age 97, of Jonesboro, former longtime Leachville resident and widow of Ralph Rose, passed from this life Thursday June 23, 2016 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born July 11, 1918 in Leachville to resident pioneers, Merrill and Harpie Mable Brown Swihart, she was a 1936 graduate of Leachville...
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Franklin Delano Kisner

January 22, 1934 - June 23, 2016

Click here to view the video http://videos.lifetributes.com/712601 Franklin Delano "Wimp" Kisner, age 82, of Leachville, died Thursday June 23, 2016 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Leachville he was the son of the late Noah and Virgil Allen Kisner and was a 1952 graduate of Leachville High School. A U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War, Frank later retired from...
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Carol Ann Wilkins

December 12, 1951 - June 13, 2016

Carol Ann Wilkins, age 64, of Cleburne, Texas, formerly of Manila, died Monday June 13, 2016 in Ft. Worth, Texas. Born in Manila she was the daughter of the late Walter and Dorothy Ewing Gamble and had attended Manila Public Schools. She lived in Reed Springs, Missouri for many years where she and her late husband, Jimmy Lloyd Dean, attended Healing River Worship Center. She later moved to Texas...
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Doris Gean Rountree

July 30, 1938 - June 13, 2016

Doris Gean Rountree, age 77, longtime Manila area resident and widow of Mr. Arthur Rountree, passed from this life, Monday June 13, 2016 at the Monette Manor Nursing Center. Born in Leachville, she was the daughter of the late Willie Edward and Mary Ellen Kincaid Fleeman and had lived most of her life in the Brown Spur community. She was retired from the Big Lake Country Club and was a member of...
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Ronnie Junior Nance

November 30, 1948 - June 11, 2016

Ronnie Nance, age 67 of Monette, died Saturday June 11, 2016 near Portageville, Missouri. Born in Manila, he was the son of the late Junior Nance, was a 1966 graduate of Manila High School, and was employed as a truck driver for Crop Production Services. Ron had been a Monette resident for the past 12 years and was of the Pentecostal faith. In addition to his father he was preceded in death by a...
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Jenella Caraway

October 16, 1922 - June 6, 2016

Jenella Dale Caraway, age 93 of Manila, the widow of Trigger Wall and Allen Caraway, passed from this life Monday June 6, 2016 at her home. The daughter of Manila pioneer residents, Riley and Ople Farmer Dunkin, she was a lifelong area resident. Her family settled in the Manila area in the late 1800's and owned the ice house and coal yard and farmed for many years. Jenella worked for several...
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Donald Ray Hampton

May 28, 1933 - June 6, 2016

Donald Ray Hampton, age 83 of Manila, passed from this life Monday June 6, 2016 at his home. Born in the Buckeye community he was the son of the late Rufus Rastus and Alta LaVern Crawford Hampton and had been a lifelong Manila area resident. A U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War, he later retired after 20 years of service in the Army reserve. He was a longtime employee of the former Brown Shoe ...
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Darrel Glen Levins

December 9, 1938 - June 5, 2016

Darrel Glen Levins, age 77, of the Finch community near Paragould, died Sunday June 5, 2016 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Paragould, he was the son of the late Ernest and Retha Baugh Levins and was a 1958 graduate of Greene County Tech. A lifelong resident of the Finch area, he was a retired farmer and longtime member of the Finch Baptist Church, where he served as a...
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Robert Lee England, Sr.

April 20, 1932 - June 1, 2016

Robert Lee England, Sr., age 84 of Manila, went to be with his Lord and Savior as he passed from this life Wednesday June 1, 2016 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Couch, Missouri he was the son of the late Joel and Jesse Callahan England and was a 1950 graduate of Couch High School. He was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War and had been a Manila resident for the past 55...
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Sidney Lee Thompson

February 24, 1963 - May 30, 2016

Sidney Lee Thompson, age 53, of Leachville, passed from this life Monday May 30, 2016 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in East St. Louis, Illinois he was the son of the late Sidney Albert and Lucille Marilyn Wills Thompson and had been a Leachville resident since 1993. He was a welder for Southworth Products Corporation in Manila for the past 11 years and enjoyed spending his off...
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Mary Emily Sims

November 27, 1927 - May 24, 2016

Mary Emily Sims, age 88 of Caraway, passed from this life Tuesday May 24, 2016 at her home. Born in Portia, she was the daughter of the late Isaac and Dora Dodd Green and had been a Caraway resident since 1967. She was retired from Lincoln Manufacturing in Jonesboro and attended Black Oak Assembly of God. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a son, Charles Collins. Survivors...
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Robert Jacob Shumate

October 2, 1996 - May 22, 2016

Robert Jacob Shumate, age 19 of Manila, passed from this life Sunday May 22, 2016. Born in Blytheville he was a lifelong Manila resident and was a 2015 graduate of Manila High School. Jacob was a field machinist for Team Industrial Services and was a member of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ in Manila. He loved hunting and fishing, and spending time with friends and family. He is survived...
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Elizabeth Shaneyfelt-Akin

February 1, 1933 - May 8, 2016

Elizabeth Shaneyfelt-Akin, age 83, longtime Manila resident, went to meet Jesus on Mother's Day, May 8, 2016 as she passed from this life at the NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. Born in Memphis, Tennessee she was the daughter of the late A. T. and Sarah Minnie Holbert Bell and was raised in Lepanto. A 1950 graduate of Lepanto High School, Liz had been a Manila resident since 1959. She...
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Connie Sharon Bisett

August 9, 1955 - May 1, 2016

Connie Sharon Bisett, age 60, of Hot Springs, former Leachville resident, passed from this life May 1, 2016 at CHI St. Vincent Hospital in Hot Springs. Born in the Buckeye community, she was the daughter of the late Lewis and Mildred Rodgers Barks and was a 1973 graduate of Leachville High School. After making her home in Hot Springs she worked as an accountant for a commercial real estate firm...
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Tolitha Kaye Adams

April 13, 1942 - May 1, 2016

Tolitha Kaye Adams, age 74 of Hernando, Mississippi, former Manila resident and widow of Dr. George Adams, passed from this life Sunday May 1, 2016 at the Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto in Southaven, Mississippi. Born in Manila, she was the daughter of the late W. M. and Mazie Milligan Davidson and was a 1960 graduate of Manila High School. She received her B.S.E. and M.S.E. from Arkansas State...
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Barry Lynn Beach

June 18, 1955 - April 28, 2016

Barry Lynn Beach, age 60 of Leachville, passed from this life Thursday April 28, 2016 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Kennett, Missouri he was the son of the late Charles and Wilma Hill Beach and was raised in the Buckeye community. A 1973 graduate of Manila High School, he was a lifelong resident of the Manila and Leachville areas and was a retired supervisor with Nucor...
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Reba Jo Coles

August 13, 1963 - April 17, 2016

Reba Jo Coles, age 52 of Leachville, died Sunday April 17, 2016 at her home. Born at Leachville, she was the daughter of the late Alvin Coles and had been a lifelong area resident. Reba was a 1981 graduate of Leachville High School and was a retired truck driver, having worked for J-Mar Express in Searcy and Ronnie Montgomery Trucking in Bono. She was a member of the Community Fellowship Church...
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Minnie Linda Tate

August 21, 1927 - April 12, 2016

View the tribute video here: http://videos.lifetributes.com/691876 Minnie Linda Tate, age 88, of Leachville, the widow of Cary Preston Tate, passed from this life Tuesday April 12, 2016 at her home. Born in Campbell, MO, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Gladys Linhart Harmon and had been a Leachville resident since 1968. She was a 1945 graduate of Manila High School and earned an...
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Diann Worthen

February 20, 1956 - April 11, 2016

Diann Worthen, age 60, of Manila, passed from this life Monday April 11, 2016 at the UAMS Medical Center in Little Rock. Born in Flint, MI she was the daughter of the late Richard Lee and Faye Elizabeth Davenport Worthen. Diann had been a longtime resident of the state of Utah before making her home in Manila 4 years ago. She was a retired tax compliance officer for the State of Utah and was...
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Hazel Nadine Duffel

November 7, 1928 - April 8, 2016

Hazel Nadine Duffel, age 87, of Monette, passed from this life Friday April 8, 2016 at her home. Born in Hazen, Arkansas, she was the daughter of the late Otha and Essie Eiland Putt and had been a Monette area resident for over 60 years. A devoted and faithful Christian, she was a longtime member of the former Childress Baptist Church and read her bible daily. She loved gardening, knitting, and...
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James Thomas "Tommy" Price

April 7, 2016

James Thomas "Tommy" Price, age 79, of Edwardsville, IL formerly of Manila, passed from this life Thursday April 7, 2016 at his home. Born at London, AR he was the son of the late Albert and Walsie Henson Price and had been a longtime Manila resident before making his home in Edwardsville, Illinois three years ago. He was a retired farmer and machinist for the former Velko Manufacturing Company...
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Nicky Alan Stutts

October 4, 1947 - April 4, 2016

View the tribute video here: http://videos.lifetributes.com/689715 Nicky Alan Stutts, age 68 of Manila, passed from this life Monday April 4, 2016 at the South Mississippi County Regional Medical Center in Osceola. Born in Manila he was the son of the late Willis and Wanda Lee King Stutts and was a lifelong resident of the Lost Cane Community. A 1966 graduate of Manila High School he attended...
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Hershel Johnson

June 29, 1927 - April 2, 2016

View the tribute video here: http://videos.lifetributes.com/688902 Hershel Johnson, age 88, of Paragould, formerly of Manila, passed from this life Saturday April 2, 2016 at the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. Born in Vidette, Arkansas he was the son of the late Nelson and Odessa Crots Johnson and was raised in the Manila area. He had lived much of his life in Flint, Michigan...
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James Mansley, Jr.

January 25, 1947 - March 30, 2016

View the tribute video here: http://videos.lifetributes.com/687883 James Mansley, Jr., age 69, of Keiser, passed from this life Wednesday March 30, 2016 at his home. Born at Moselle, MS, he was the son of the late Cleveland James Mansley and Audie Mae Lindsey and his stepfather L.B.. He was a retired hydraulics mechanic and a longtime Memphis, TN area resident before making his home in...
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Katherine "Kathy" Irene Highland

May 13, 1953 - March 27, 2016

Katherine "Kathy" Irene Highland, age 62, of Caraway, passed from this life Sunday, March 27, 2016 at her home. Born in St. Louis, MO she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Florence Evans Reed and had been a longtime Caraway resident. She was a retired Certified Nursing Assistant having worked at several area nursing homes. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one...
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Harold Dean Morgan, Sr.

October 29, 1934 - March 25, 2016

Harold Dean Morgan, Sr., age 81, of Huntingdon, TN, formerly of Manila, passed from this life Friday March 25, 2016 at the Jackson-Madison Hospital in Jackson, TN. Born in Manila he was the son of the late Connie and Victoria McCracken Morgan and had lived in Arkansas and Missouri several years before making his home in Tennessee 9 years ago. Although he worked in construction for several years...
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Kevin Evans

May 22, 1972 - March 19, 2016

View the tribute video here: http://videos.lifetributes.com/685419 Paul Kevin Leonard Evans, age 43 of Davison, Michigan, passed from this life Saturday March 19, 2016 at his home. Born in Blytheville, he was the son of the late Paul Edward Evans and had lived most of his life in the Flint, Michigan area. He attended Flint Southwestern Academy and was employed as an auto mechanic. Kevin was an...
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Billy Joe Ball

April 6, 1937 - March 7, 2016

View the tribute video here: http://videos.lifetributes.com/681231 Billy Joe Ball, age 78 of Arbyrd, Missouri, died Monday March 7, 2016 at the Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett. Born in Brandsville, Missouri he was the son of the late John Henry and Cora Alice Ellison Ball, was raised in the Buckeye community and had been an Arbyrd resident for the past 30 years. A retired...
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Thelma Mae Morris

May 25, 1937 - March 5, 2016

View the tribute video here: http://videos.lifetributes.com/681337 Thelma Mae Morris, age 78, longtime Manila resident and widow of Mr. Orville "Cotton" Morris, passed from this life Saturday March 5, 2016 at the Monette Manor Nursing Center. Born in Steele, Missouri she was the daughter of the late Claude and Effie Mae Lott Atkinson and had lived in Manila for the past 56 years. She was a...
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W. C. Kirk

November 9, 1941 - February 29, 2016

View the tribute video here: http://videos.lifetributes.com/678857 W. C. Kirk, age 74 of Manila, died Monday February 29, 2016 at his home. He was born November 9, 1941 in Dell, Arkansas to the late Woodrow and Dink Hale Kirk and had been a lifelong Mississippi County resident. He was a retired truck driver for Vester Spencer Trucking in Lake City and was of the Baptist Faith. He is survived...
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Donald Wayne Pierce

September 27, 1937 - February 23, 2016

Donald "Wayne" Pierce, age 78, of Leachville, former longtime Manila resident, passed from this life Tuesday February 23, 2016 at the NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. Born in the Blackwater community near Manila, he was the son of the late Dorsey and Cordie Johnson Pierce and attended the Blackwater School. Wayne was a United States Air Force veteran of the Korean War and was a...
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Sidney J. "Joe" Harrell

March 7, 1924 - February 16, 2016

View the tribute video here: http://videos.lifetributes.com/675028 Sidney Joseph Harrell, age 91, of Monette, passed from this life February 16, 2016 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Monette he was the son of the late Roy David and Minnie Pitts Harrell and was raised in the Childress Community. Joe was a 1942 graduate of Childress High School and was a U.S. Army veteran of...
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Jean Ellis "Jack" Pierce

December 17, 1922 - February 14, 2016

Mr. Jean Ellis "Jack" Pierce, age 93, of Maumelle, former longtime Leacvhille resident, passed from this life Sunday February 14, 2016 at the Stonehaven Assisted Living Center in Maumelle. Born in Senath and raised in Leachville, he was the son of the late Lewis Christopher and India Ham Pierce and had been a longtime Leachville resident before making his home in Maumelle 5 years ago. He was a...
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Mitchell Wayne Maxwell

December 10, 1996 - February 7, 2016

Mitchell Wayne Maxwell, age 19 of Rector, passed from this life Sunday February 7, 2016 at the Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould. Born in Paragould, he was the son of the late Mitchell L. Maxwell and had lived most of his life in Paragould and Manila. Mitchell was a former employee of the City of Rector and had also worked at Couch's Barbecue in Paragould. Survivors include his wife...
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Lola Flippo Rice

January 11, 1926 - February 6, 2016

View the tribute video here: http://videos.lifetributes.com/672268 Lola Flippo Rice, age 90, of Manila, died Saturday February 6, 2016 at the NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. Born in Clover Bend, Arkansas she was the daughter of the late Robert and Roxie Turley Kincade and was 1944 graduate of Delaplaine High School. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her 3...
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Mary B. Horn

August 27, 1930 - February 5, 2016

Mary B. Horn, age 85 of Manila, the widow of Ray Elwin Horn, passed from this life Friday February 5, 2016 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Manila she was the daughter of the late Banner Bryan and Kitty Ovedee Phillips Moore and was a lifelong Manila resident. Mary quit school after the 8th grade to help her family work in the fields. Later in life she received her GED and...
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Teddy Mack Johnson

November 29, 1953 - February 2, 2016

View the tribute video here: http://videos.lifetributes.com/671204 Ted Johnson, age 62, of Leachville, passed from this life Tuesday February 2, 2016 at the Siloam Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Siloam Springs. Born in Manila, he was the son of the late Billy Mack Johnson and was raised in the Buckeye community. A lifelong area resident, he was a 1972 graduate of Leachville High...
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Tommy Wade Spencer

April 9, 1941 - January 23, 2016

View the tribute video here: http://videos.lifetributes.com/667962 Tommy Wade Spencer, age 74 of Leachville, died Saturday January 23, 2016 at his home. Born in Manila, he was the son of the late Floyd and Janie Heard Spencer and was a lifelong area resident. Tommy attended Leachville High School and worked for many years as an electrician, retiring from Magnetek Universal Manufacturing in...
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Bessie Fleeman Wilbanks

June 16, 1921 - January 22, 2016

View the tribute video here: http://videos.lifetributes.com/668267 Bessie Fleeman Wilbanks, age 94 of Burton, Michigan, former Leachville resident and widow of John Wilbanks, passed from this life Friday January 22, 2016 in Burton, Michigan. Born in Mississippi County, she was the daughter of the late John and Nora Keeney Fleeman and was raised in the Manila and Leachville areas. She moved to...
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Rodger Dale Davis

February 13, 1962 - January 18, 2016

View the tribute video here: http://videos.lifetributes.com/666137 Rodger Dale Davis, age 53, of Leachville, passed from this life January 18, 2016 at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro. Born in Paragould he was the son of the late Marlon Davis and had been a lifelong Leachville resident. He was a 1980 graduate of Leachville High School and was the owner/operator of Davis Built LLC,...
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Tony Darren Hamilton

September 29, 1966 - January 12, 2016

Tony Darren Hamilton, age 49, of Leachville, passed from this life January 12, 2016 in Little Rock. Born at Union City, TN he was the son of the late Shirley Ann Manus and had been a Leachville resident most of his life. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and had been employed as a carpenter. In addition to his mother he was preceded in death by 1 brother, Randy Hamilton. Survivors include: His...
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Brenda Joan Metheny

July 10, 1943 - January 10, 2016

Brenda Joan Metheny, age 72 of Leachville, the widow of Mr. Ben Metheny, passed from this life Sunday January 10, 2016 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Gideon, MO she was the daughter of the late Omar and Pauline Harris Atchley and was a 1961 graduate of Gideon High School. She attended the former Arkansas State College in Jonesboro where she received her Bachelor of Science...
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Bessie Jewel Stutts

March 18, 1935 - January 8, 2016

View the tribute video here: http://videos.lifetributes.com/662993 Bessie Jewel Stutts, age 80, of Manila, died early Friday January 8, 2016 at her home. Born in Manila, to the late William and Ruby Kendrix Cater, she had lived in many places throughout her life as a military wife and mother. She returned to Manila in 1973 and was employed for many years at the former Borg-Warner Automotive...
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Teresa Jean White

March 25, 1959 - December 26, 2015

View the tribute video here: http://videos.lifetributes.com/659043 Teresa Jean White, age 56, of Leachville, passed from this life Saturday December 26, 2015 at the Manila Nursing Center. Born in Trumann, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Frances Kimberland Coin and had attended Trumann Public Schools. She had been a resident of the Monette and Leachville areas for the past 30 years...
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Jeffrey Wayne Brown , Sr.

July 16, 1963 - December 11, 2015

View the tribute video here: http://videos.lifetributes.com/655365 Jeffrey Wayne Brown, Sr., age 52, of Manila, died Friday December 11, 2015 from injuries sustained in a farm accident. Born in Phoenix, Arizona he had been a Manila resident since 1980 and attended Manila High School. He was a longtime employee of Wildy Family Farms, and enjoyed collecting arrowheads and marbles, and spending...
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Jessie Hardie Gordon

June 2, 1943 - December 5, 2015

Jessie Hardie Gordon, age 72, of Leachville, passed from this life December 5, 2015 at his home. Born in Jackson, TN he was the son of the late L.B. and Bessie Lee White Gordon and had been a former Caraway, AR and Dyersburg, TN resident before making his home in Leachville 5 years ago. Jessie loved to fish and play guitar, he especially enjoyed old gospel and country music by Christy Lane,...
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Zula McCain

October 30, 1941 - December 2, 2015

Zula Mae McCain, age 74 of Leachville, passed from this life December 2, 2015 at the Monette Manor Nursing Center in Monette. Born at Lepanto she was the daughter of the late Teddie and Elsie Russell Dixon and had been a longtime Leachville resident. She had worked for Farmer's Market as a produce manager for over 12 years then for Jr. Food Mart in Leachville for 7 years. Zula had attended...
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Charles Robert Owens

August 11, 1943 - December 2, 2015

Charles Robert Owens, age 72 of Manila, died Wednesday December 2, 2015 at St Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Leachville, he was the son of the late Louie Leadell and Pansy Tracer Owens. He was a 1963 graduate of Dixie High School and was a U. S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. Robert was retired from the former Continental Systems Company in Jonesboro and had lived in Manila for...
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Jacob David Robins

October 25, 1943 - November 28, 2015

Jacob David "J. D." Robins, age 72, of Leachville, died Saturday November 28, 2015 at the Pocahontas Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. A lifelong Leachville area resident, he was the son of the late Hadley and Lena Harris Robins and attended Leachville High School. He later served in the United States Marine Corps and worked in construction and as a farmer. J. D. was an outdoorsman, enjoyed...
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Patricia Lois Maynard

July 9, 1947 - November 28, 2015

Patricia Lois Maynard, age 68 of Jonesboro, passed from this life Saturday November 28, 2015 at the NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. Born in Leachville, she was the daughter of the late Bill and Seveda Roberts Hetler and had lived most of her life in the Leachville area. She was retired from Thomas and Betts Corporation in Jonesboro and was a member of the Etowah Pentecostal Church of...
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Inelda Tipton Nelson

April 4, 1937 - November 25, 2015

Mrs. Inelda Tipton Nelson, age 78 of Jonesboro, widow of Dr. Howard Nelson, died Wednesday November 25, 2015 at the NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital from injuries received in an auto accident in Jonesboro. Born in Manila, she was the daughter of the late Alvin A. "Pinky" and Mildred Anderson Tipton and was a 1955 graduate of Manila High School. Mrs. Nelson was a longtime member of the Greensboro...
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Clarence Carmichael

November 14, 1947 - November 22, 2015

Clarence Junior Carmichael, age 68 of Manila, died Sunday November 22, 2015 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Born in Newport, he was the son of the late Clarence E. and Margie Smith Carmichael and had been a resident of the Leachville and Manila areas since 1959. He was a retired farmer, having worked many years for Wildy Farms, and was of the Baptist Faith. He was an...
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Hubert Gene Wright

February 8, 1930 - November 22, 2015

Hubert Gene Wright, age 85 of Leachville, died Sunday November 22, 2015 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. A longtime Leachville resident, he was the son of the late Charles Virgil and Annie Waldrop Wright and was a United States Air Force veteran of the Korean War. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Howard Funeral Service of Leachville. Final disposition will be private....
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Joyce Marie Brown

October 20, 1943 - November 16, 2015

Joyce Marie Brown, age 72 of Leachville, passed from this life Monday November 16, 2015 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in the Buckeye community near Leachville she was the daughter of the late Willis and Eva Mae Wicker Philhours and was a 1961 graduate of Manila High School. Joyce was a lifelong area resident and longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Leachville. ...
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George Anthony Swedholm

February 26, 1955 - November 8, 2015

George Anthony Swedholm, age 60, of Mineral Point, Missouri, died Sunday November 8, 2015 at the Washington County Memorial Hospital in Potosi, Missouri. Born in St. Louis, he was the son of the late Wanda Lee Perrigan Swedholm and was a 1973 graduate of Maplewood High School. He later attended Meramec Community College in St. Louis and served in the U. S. Army. George was a retired construction...
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Dorothy Imogene Roberts

January 11, 1926 - October 22, 2015

Dorothy Imogene Roberts, age 89, of Millington, MI., formerly of Leachville, passed from this life Thursday October 22, 2015 at her home. Born in Leachville she was the daughter of the late Alvah and Bertha Harden Zumwalt and had been a longtime Leachville resident before making her home in Michigan 2 years ago. She was a homemaker and was of the Pentecostal Faith. In addition to her parents...
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Sandra C. Lollar

May 9, 1940 - October 19, 2015

Sandra C. Lollar, age 75, of Paragould, former Manila resident and widow of Mr. Lomax Lollar, died Monday October 19, 2015 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Science in Little Rock. Born in Kankakee, IL., she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Dorothy Flowers Boudreau and had been a longtime Manila area resident before making her home in Paragould 3 years ago. She was a 1959...
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Judith Diann Love

February 22, 1952 - October 17, 2015

Judith Diann Love, age 63 of Leachville, passed from this life Saturday October 17, 2015 at the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. Born in Monette to the late Ephriam and Estell Gooch Ward, she was raised in Blytheville and was a 1970 graduate of Blytheville High School. Diann was a graduate of the Blytheville Beauty School and worked as a beautician before working as a cook for...
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Deanna Beach

September 20, 1962 - October 17, 2015

Deanna Beach, age 53, of Leachville, died Saturday October 17, 2015 at the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. Born in Leachville, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Annette Edwards Beach and had been an area resident for most of her life. She was a 1980 graduate of Leachville High School and was a member of the Leachville Second Baptist Church. In addition to her parents...
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Mary Lou Williams

February 7, 1938 - October 13, 2015

Mary Lou Williams, age 77, of Manila, passed from this life October 13, 2015 at her home. Born near Manila, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Dora Katherine Stokes Deason and had been a lifelong area resident. A 1956 graduate of Manila High School, Mary Lou had worked as a seamstress for Ely Walker Shirt Factory and Mid-South Footwear, both formerly of Manila, and later worked several...
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Roger Dale Pemberton

January 7, 1952 - October 8, 2015

Roger Dale Pemberton, age 63, of Leachville, formerly of Monette, passed from this life October 8, 2015 at the NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro. Born at Monette he was the son of the late George "Shot" and Mildred Redding Pemberton and had been a lifelong area resident. He was a 1970 graduate of Leachville High School and was a retired recruiter for the Arkansas Army National Guard. He...
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Kent C. Armstrong

October 22, 1956 - October 8, 2015

Kent C. Armstrong, age 58, of Leachville, died Thursday October 8, 2015 at his residence. Born in Poplar Bluff, MO he was the son of the late Leonard and Edna Sanders Armstrong and had been a longtime Florida resident before making his home in Leachville 18 years ago. He was a retired electrician having worked several years for the former Hoff Electric in Stewart, FL and Colson Castors...
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Donald Ray Whitehead

September 16, 1939 - October 1, 2015

View the tribute video here: http://videos.lifetributes.com/634855 Donald Ray Whitehead, age 76, of Manila, died Thursday October 1, 2015 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Texarkana, AR he was the son of the late John Laneer and Jamie McDaniel Whitehead and has been a Manila resident since 1981. He was retired from the Manila Nursing Center in Manila and attended the...
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Robert Earl Hamilton

February 11, 1964 - September 28, 2015

View the tribute video here: http://videos.lifetributes.com/633849 Robert Earl Hamilton, age 51, of Manila, died Monday September 28, 2015 at his home. Born in Visalia, California, he had been a Manila resident for most of his life. He attended Manila High School and was a retired millwright having worked through the Millwright Local Union #1544 in Nashville. Robert was an avid outdoorsman and...
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Gerald Stanley Gadberry

October 31, 1948 - September 24, 2015

View the tribute video here: http://videos.lifetributes.com/633058 Gerald Stanley Gadberry, age 66 of Monette, died Thursday September 24, 2015 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Born in Monette, he was the son of the late Hope and Opal McFarlin Gadberry and had been a lifelong area resident. A 1967 graduate of Monette High School, he served in the Arkansas National Guard...
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Leonard Bryan Starling, Jr.

September 26, 1931 - September 18, 2015

Dr. Leonard Bryan Starling, age 83, of DeSoto, TX passed from this life September 18, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Rocky Mountain, N.C. he was the son of the late Leonard and Meta Jernigan Starling. Dr. Starling received a Bachelor of Science degree in Music of Education from East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C. and his Masters of Sacred Music and Doctorate degree of...
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Shirley Jean Levins

August 28, 1937 - September 9, 2015

Shirley Jean Levins, age 78, of Paragould, died Wednesday September 9, 2015 at the Green Acres Nursing Home in Paragould. Born at Paragould she was the daughter of the late Robert and Mathel Tennison Brummett and had been a lifelong Paragould resident. She was a former bookkeeper/accountant for several area car dealers and had retired from Walmart after 15 years of service. She was a longtime...
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Keith Leroy Hitchcock

November 22, 1965 - September 8, 2015

Keith Leroy Hitchcock, age 49 of Pocahontas, formerly of Manila, died Tuesday September 8, 2015 at his home. Born in Blytheville he was the son of the late Lodi Shields and Shirley Hitchcock and had been a former resident of Imboden before making his home in Pocahontas 6 months ago. He is survived by: His son, Keith Ryan Hewelt His daughter, Heather Galloway 2 BROTHERS: Johnny...
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Lester Leroy Beal

September 20, 1943 - September 7, 2015

Lester Leroy Beal, age 71, of Paragould, formerly of Leachville, died Monday September 7, 2015 at the Advance Care Hospital in Searcy. Born at Manila he was the son of the late Leslie and Maddie McFall Beal and had been a longtime Leachville resident before making his home in Paragould in 2005. He was a former longtime maintenance technician for the Blytheville/Gosnell School District and was a...
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Eva Mae McCullough

June 13, 1928 - September 3, 2015

Eva Mae McCullough, age 87, of Manila, passed from this life, Thursday September 3, 2015 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Dell, to the late Austin and Lola Elizabeth Johnson Glover, she was a 1946 graduate of Manila High School and was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of over 60 years,...
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Clarence A. Holt

January 5, 1926 - August 27, 2015

View the tribute video here: http://videos.lifetributes.com/625222 Clarence A. Holt, age 89 of Walnut Ridge, former Manila area resident, died Thursday August 27, 2015 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born January 5, 1926 in Swifton, Arkansas to the late Clifford and Pearl Barnes Holt and moved to Manila with his family as a young boy. A 1944 graduate of Manila High School...
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Wayne Lloyd Mifflin

March 15, 1930 - August 26, 2015

Wayne Lloyd Mifflin, age 85 of Manila, died Wednesday August 26, 2015 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Manila, he was the son of the late Alfred and Esther Moore Mifflin and was a graduate of Childress High School. He was a U. S. Army Veteran of the Korean War and had worked as a young man on the family farm. Wayne later retired from Monroe Automotive in Paragould where he...
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Jimmie D. Bollinger

October 31, 1931 - August 25, 2015

View the tribute video here: http://videos.lifetributes.com/624959 Jimmie D. Bollinger, age 83 of Ravenden, former longtime Manila resident, passed from this life Tuesday August 25, 2015 at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Walnut Ridge. Born in Manila to the late Samuel A. and Lera Belle Baker Bollinger, he was a 1951 graduate of Manila High School and later served in the U. S. Army. He had...
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Charles Randolph "Randy" Luttrell

August 24, 1943 - August 23, 2015

Charles Randolph "Randy" Luttrell, age 71, of Leachville died Sunday, August 23, 2015 at the V.A. Hospital in Memphis, TN with his niece Marilyn holding his hand. Born in Leachville he was the son of the late Day and Minnie Ellis Luttrell and had been a lifelong Leachville resident. He was a 1961 graduate of Leachville High School and a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force. After serving his country...
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Keith Allen Davidson

May 30, 1959 - August 21, 2015

Keith Allen Davidson, age 56, of Jonesboro died Friday August 21, 2015 at St.Bernard's Medical Center. Born in Kennett, MO he was the son of the late Vernon A. Davidson and had been a longtime resident of Jonesboro. He was a certified welder and a retired heavy equipment operator for the City of Jonesboro. Survivors include: His wife, Tina Bagwell Davidson 2 Sons: Shane Petty Michael...
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Larry Gene Betts

September 7, 1945 - August 19, 2015

Larry Gene Betts, age 69 of Blytheville, died Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at his residence. Born in Gosnell, he was the son of the late Nelson and Etta Elder Betts and had been a lifelong Blytheville area resident. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, a retired dispatcher for the Mississippi County Sheriffs Office and a member of the American Legion. He enjoyed fishing, reading and...
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Beatrice Faye Meacham

May 30, 1926 - July 25, 2015

Beatrice Faye Meacham, age 89, of Manila, widow of Tom Meacham, passed from this life Saturday July 25, 2015 at the Monette Manor Nursing Center. Born in Pocahontas, Arkansas to the late Rufus and Reedie Tyler, she had lived most of her life in Manila and was a retired nurses aide for the Manila Nursing Center. Mrs. Meacham loved caring for others and working in her flower garden. In addition to...
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William Bo McCarty

November 8, 1956 - July 25, 2015

William "Bo" McCarty, age 58, of Cardwell, Missouri died Saturday July 25, 2015 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Paragould, November 8, 1956 to the late William Russell and Virginia Lee McCarty, he had lived most of his life in the Cardwell and Arbyrd areas. Bo served 20 years in the U. S. Army National Guard and was employed for several years by Harrison Farms and later Ward...
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Charles Henry Williams

September 20, 1950 - July 25, 2015

Charles Henry Williams, age 64 of Cardwell, died Saturday July 25, 2015 at his home. Born in Paragould, he was the son of the late Henry David Williams and was a lifelong resident of the Cardwell and Arbyrd areas. Charles served in the U. S. Army and was a retired farmer, having worked for Harrison Farms until his retirement in 1991. He attended Calvary Full Gospel Church in Cardwell for many...
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Geneva Estelle Jackson

April 12, 1952 - July 17, 2015

Geneva Estelle Jackson, age 63, of Manila, died early Friday July 17, 2015 at her home. Born in Manila, she was the daughter of the late James Woodrow Macon and Rosie Lee Lutz and had lived several years in the Leola and Sheridan areas before returning to Manila. She was a certified nurses aide and was a member of the Bethabara Baptist Church near Lake City. In addition to her parents she was...
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Walter Jerrell Belew

November 6, 1935 - July 16, 2015

Walter Jerrell Belew, age 79, of Jonesboro, former longtime Portia resident, died Thursday July 16, 2015 at St. Bernards Medical Center. Born in the Lesterville community, he was the son of the late Walter and Flossie Webb Belew and had lived most of his life in Lawrence County. A 1953 graduate of Walnut Ridge High School, he served in the Arkansas National Guard and was a former deputy sheriff...
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Isaac Edgar Covert

July 3, 1941 - July 13, 2015

Isaac Edgar Covert, age 74, of Vilonia, AR passed from this life Monday July 13, 2015 at St. Vincent Hospital in Little Rock. Born in New Brighton, PA he was the son of the late Isaac Herbert and Inez Swan Covert and was raised in the Georgetown, PA area. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, was a retired field engineer for IBM, and had been a resident of Violonia since 1981. In addition to his parents...
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George Richard Smith

April 18, 1936 - July 13, 2015

George Richard Smith, age 79, of the Milligan Ridge community near Manila, died Monday July 13, 2015 at St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock. Born in the Shady Grove community, he was the son of the late Claud and Mary Edna Simpson Smith and had been a lifelong Manila area resident. A 1954 graduate of Manila High School, he was a U.S. Army veteran, and later received his Bachelor of Science...
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Dorothy Marie Ballard

October 1, 1934 - July 13, 2015

Dorothy Marie Ballard, age 80, longtime Monette resident and widow of Mr. Gerald Edgar Ballard, passed from this life, Monday July 13, 2015 at the Monette Manor Nursing Center. Born in Rivervale, she was the daughter of the late Alvie and Annie Bell Coyle Thomas and was raised in the Caraway area. She was a former seamstress and dressmaker having worked many years for Bobbie Brooks Clothing...
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Alvin DeWayne Edwards

July 15, 1924 - July 11, 2015

Alvin DeWayne Edwards, age 90, of Manila, passed away Saturday July 11, 2015 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Illinois, he was the son of the late Homer and Pearl Windham Edwards. He was a U. S. Navy veteran of World War II, and also served in the U. S. Army in the Korean War. Mr. Edwards was a retired roofer, and had been a Manila resident for the past 15 years. Survivors...
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