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Sylvia Faulk (03/03/15)
JONESBORO - Sylvia L. "Mamaw" Faulk, 96, of Jonesboro, passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2015 at her home. She was born September 17, 1918 in White County to the late Edwin and Clearace Cotton Ballentine. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist belief. She loved reading, sewing, playing domino's, and spending time with friends and family...
Danny Porterfield (03/03/15)
Danny Porterfield, 55, of Turrell, Ark. passed away on March 1, 2015. He is survived by his wife, Pam Porterfield; one son, Joey Porterfield of Humboldt, Tenn; two daughters, Megan Wilhoite (Mark) of Turrell, Ark. and Kerry Price (Casey) of Colorado Springs, Colo.; three grandchildren, Mylie, Peyton, and Jodie-Marie; three sisters, Elaine Holt (Tom) and Wanda Miller both of Tyronza, and Iris Davis (PeeWee) of Byhalia, Miss.; two brothers, Robbie Miller (Judy) of Earle and Steven Porterfield (Bibianna) of Byhalia, Miss.; a step-mother, Helen Porterfield; and a grandmother, Vivian Porterfield.. ...
Leo Lancaster (03/03/15)
TRUMANN - Mr. Leo Lancaster of Trumann, died Feb. 24, 2015 at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro at the age of 95. He was born May 6, 1919 in Senath, Mo. and lived most of his lifetime in Trumann. Mr. Lancaster was a retired farmer and a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Trumann. ...
Barry Morgan (03/03/15)
TRUMANN - Mr. Barry Morgan of Trumann, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 at the family residence at the age of 64. He was born July 29, 1950 in Jonesboro and lived most of his lifetime in Trumann. Mr. Morgan was a retired truck driver, a member of H.O.G. Motorcycle Club and a member of Calvary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by one brother, Dewan L. Morgan and his parents, Ralph L. and Lucille Tatum Morgan...
JaRue Bradford (03/03/15)
JaRue Martin "Judy" Bradford, 87, of Lepanto, passed away Tuesday, Feb.24, 2015, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. She was born in Donna, Texas, on May 13, 1927 in the Rio Grande Valley. Her parents were Gayle and Lahoma Martin of Donna. JaRue was involved in many activities as a young lady, where she was Rio Grande Valley Air Queen, a cheerleader, and Miss South Texas...
Bay named volunteer community of the year (03/03/15)
The Department of Human Services Division of Community Services and Nonprofit Support recently named Bay a Volunteer Community of the Year for 2014. Each year the department honors 12 cities and towns that make volunteerism a priority, giving their time, energy, and resources to improve the quality of life in their municipalities...
ASU Heritage Site Program gains support from county (03/02/15)
The Quorum Court and several city councils in Poinsett County have passed resolutions recently supporting ASU's effort to secure funding from the state legislature to keep all the Arkansas Heritage Sites going. Ruth Hawkins, Executive Director of the Arkansas Heritage Sites at ASU, is working diligently to secure the funding for the program...
Trumann Chamber holds annual banquet (03/01/15)
The Trumann Chamber of Commerce held their annual banquet on Tuesday, Feb. 24 to a packed crowd. The guest speaker was Josh Brown of Haag Brown Commercial Real Estate and Development, the company involved in bringing an Orscheln Farm and Home store to Trumann on the property being developed beside Walmart...
Tyronza Fire Department improves safety rating (02/28/15)
Tyronza residents will start saving money on their homeowner's insurance this year thanks to the Tyronza Fire Department. For years, TFD has been working to update its equipment to improve the city's ISO (Insurance Service Office) rating. Insurance companies use a city's ISO rating to assess a city's Public Protection Classification and calculate insurance rates...
Yellowjackets sting Hughes for district title (02/27/15)
Bay got off to a slow start trailing Hughes 14-10 at the end of one. Colton Watson had a huge second quarter and Tyler Pritchett got red hot in third as Bay built a 30 point lead by the end of the third and coasted to the 1A-3 East district title this past Monday at Ridgefield Christian School...
Lady Yellowjackets claim district title (02/27/15)
Bay's Katie Ferguson scored 18 points as the Lady Yellowjackets took home the 1A-3 East district title with a 39-33 win over Armorel this past Monday at Ridgefield Christian School. Armorel scored first to go up 2-0 only to see Baylee Bowers score inside and Sydney Higgins can a three-pointer to give Bay the lead at 5-2, a lead they would not give up the rest of the night. ...
EPC ousted in district semi-finals (02/27/15)
EPC let a three point lead get away from them in the last minute of the game as BIC pulled out a 72-71 win in the semi-finals of the 2A-3 district tournament in Lepanto. The Warriors jumped out to a 5-0 lead behind an inside basket from Aaron Scales and a three-pointer from Clay Malone. ...
Lady Warriors upset Marked Tree to reach distirct finals (02/27/15)
The EPC Lady Warriors won their game of the district tournament and second straight upset to reach the 2A-3 district finals in Lepanto. The Lady Indians were victim number three as EPC took a 66-58 win. Lexi Perry, who finished with a game high 29 points, opened the game with an inside basket before Becca Bishop canned a three-pointer, Synteria Ward hit a jumper in the lane and Christian Hinson scored inside to give EPC a 7-2 lead. ...
Marked Tree advances to district semi-finals (02/27/15)
Marmaduke led early but couldn't find an answer for Marked Tree's Laquentin Miles as he came off the bench to score 40 points helping the Indians to a 75-60 win in the quarter-finals of the 2A-3 district tournament in Lepanto this past Friday. Eddie Page gave Marmaduke a 2-0 lead with two free throws before Cameron Mitchell drilled a three-pointer and Tirek Young made a layup for Marked Tree to make it 5-2. ...
A Fond Farewell: remembering Charles Montgomery (02/26/15)
[Editor's note: This story ran in the Feb. 26 edition of the Democrat Tribune with a headline and cutline misidentifying Charles Montgomery. The staff of the Democrat Tribune apologizes for this error.] In 2005, a headline in the Trumann Democrat read "Local man has spent life working in community."...
Hubert C. Coke, Jr. (02/24/15)
HARRISBURG - Mr. Hubert C. "H.C." Coke, Jr., of Harrisburg died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015 at Three Rivers Nursing Center in Marked Tree at the age of 94. Mr. Coke was born Thursday, Sept. 23, 1920 near Smithville, Ark. and had lived in Harrisburg since 1950. ...
Wilma Mae Madden (02/24/15)
TYRONZA - Mrs. Wilma Mae Madden of Tyronza died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro at the age of 89. She was born Saturday, Jan. 23, 1926 in Ravenden Springs, Ark. to the late W. M. and Rosa Hughes Riddle. Mrs. Madden had lived in Tyronza for the past 45 years and was formerly of Trumann. ...
Jeffery Avery (02/24/15)
BLYTHEVILLE -- Jeffery Allen Avery, 49, of Blytheville passed away at home Feb. 19, 2015. He was born in Blytheville to Jimmy and Pat Stubbs Avery. He had been employed with American Greetings for several years. He was a Christian and attended Grace Life Church in Blytheville...
Nora Juanita Scott (02/18/15)
LEPANTO - Nora Juanita Scott, 85, of Lepanto passed away Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015 in Paragould. She was born on Feb.11, 1930 to the late Emmitt and Tip Missouri Zills. She was a member of Church of Christ of Lepanto, and a retired employee from American Greetings. ...
Charles Thomas Montgomery (02/18/15)
TRUMANN - Mr. Charles Thomas Montgomery, 93, of Trumann, went home to be with his Heavenly Father on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015 in Trumann. Mr. Montgomery was born Feb.10, 1922 in Victoria, Ark., to the late Charles Minor and Ida Lorene Richardson Montgomery and had lived in Trumann since 1949. ...
Jimmy Dale Bullock (02/18/15)
TRUMANN - Mr. Jimmy Dale Bullock of Trumann died Wednesday, Feb.11, 2015 at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro at the age of 69. Mr. Bullock was born Wednesday, July 4, 1945 in Booneville, Miss., and had lived most of his life in Trumann. He was a retired auto mechanic and of the Pentecostal faith. He was preceded in death by one sister, Dorothy Bullock Halfacre and his parents, Willard Cecil and Lucy Lee Sanderson Bullock...
Mary Julia Houston (02/18/15)
TRUMANN - Mary Julia Houston, age 89, of Trumann, died Feb. 12, 2015, at the Flo and Phil Jones' Hospice House in Jonesboro. She was born Dec. 17, 1925, in Trumann to the late J. F. and Virginia Lady. She was retired from the Trumann School District as high school guidance counselor. ...
Trumann Chamber banquet rescheduled for Feb. 24 (02/17/15)
The Trumann Chamber of Commerce's 2015 Banquet has been rescheduled due to inclement weather. The banquet will now be at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 24 in the Trumann Intermediate School Cafeteria located at 221 Pine Avenue. The meal will be catered by Couch's...
Lady Hornets swarm Westside (02/13/15)
Harrisburg closed the first quarter with a 10-3 run to lead by six and never looked back on thier way to a 62-37 over the Lady Warriors in 4A-3 confrence action this past Monday in Harrisburg. Emily Armstrong opened the scoring with a steal and layup to make it 2-0 Harrisburg. ...
Wildcats down Harrisburg in conference action (02/13/15)
Trumann turned a four point halftime lead into a 24 point lead at the end of three quarters as the Wildcats offense heated up and Harrisburg got aggravated and were tagged with three technicals as Trumann went on to a 74-44 win in 4A-3 conference action this past Friday in Harrisburg...
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