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Jimmy Files, Jr. (11/19/14)
MARKED TREE -- Jimmy David Files, Jr. of Marked Tree died November 10, 2014 at St. Bernard's Hospital in Jonesboro. Mr. Files was born in Lepanto to Mattie and J. D. Files, Sr. He was a farmer and a member of Christian Scientist church. Mr. Files was preceded in death by his parents. ...
Eugene "Paul" Baker (11/19/14)
SEARCY - Eugene "Paul" Baker, 71 of Searcy, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 8, 2014. He was born August 26, 1943 in Pontiac, Michigan, the son of Gerald and Ruth Baker. He graduated from Trumann High School in Trumann where he grew up...
Irene Sexton (11/19/14)
TRUMANN -- Irene Geraldine Sexton of Trumann passed away November 10, 2014 at the age of 91. She was born in Delavar, Wis. to Allan and Mable Wilday. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. Irene was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers Ervin Wilday and Emerson Wilday; and one nephew Anthony Charles Parrish. ...
Carol Busby (11/19/14)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Carol Dillinger Busby of Trumann died Saturday, November 1, 2014 at Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro at the age of 58. Mrs. Busby was born Thursday, March 29, 1956 in Salem and had lived in most of her lifetime in Trumann. She was a member of NEA Baptist Church in Trumann. ...
Cleophas Johnson, Sr. (11/19/14)
MARKED TREE - Cleophas Johnson, Sr., 97 of Marked Tree died Sunday, November 16, 2014 at his home surrounded by family. Born in Mason, Miss., Cleophas was a self-employed plumber, a veteran of the United States Navy and a dedicated member of St. John Missionary Baptist Church...
Claudia Hatcher Mainville (10/29/14)
Claudia Lee Hatcher Mainville passed through Heaven's gates on October 25, 2014. She was born March 15, 1953 in Memphis, Tennessee to Mary Dell (Martin) and Cecil Eugene Hatcher. Claudia graduated from Trumann High School. Claudia had many struggles in life but faced each one with courage and strength. Her health was a constant worry, being a juvenile diabetic, but she accepted each new challenge she was given. Claudia loved people. She loved making new friends and swapping stories with them...
Gilbert Carter (10/29/14)
TRUMANN -- Gilbert Kayne Carter, 70, of Trumann passed away October 22, 2014 at St. Bernard's in Jonesboro. He was born to William and Ida Carter in Sikeston, Mo. and was a car salesman. Mr. Carter was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Dottie Carter; two brothers, Virgil Carter and Harold Carter; and two sisters, Betty Carter and Ruby Carter. ...
Theo "Peanut" Austin, Jr. (10/29/14)
TRUMANN - Mr. Theo O'Neal "Peanut" Austin, Jr., of Trumann died Saturday, October 25, 2014, at the family residence surrounded by his loved ones at the age of 69. He was born in Batesville, and had lived his lifetime in Trumann. He was a retired electrician for Arkansas Power and Light (Entergy), veteran of the U.S. ...
Billye J. Marr (10/23/14)
CORDOVA, TENN. - Billye J. Marr, 87, of Cordova, Tenn. unexpectedly went to be with the Lord Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. She was born in Marked Tree November 11, 1926 to Wylie and Opal (Estes) Dye. Billye graduated from Marked Tree High School in 1945. The Dye family lived in Marked Tree from 1917 until Opal's death in 1970 and were members of First Baptist Church...
Judy Hood (10/23/14)
EARLE -- Judy Ann Hood, 60, of Earle passed away October 16, 2014 at her home. Mrs. Hood was a homemaker and formerly lived in Tyronza where she was born. She was a member of the Barton Chapel in Tyronza. Mrs. Hood was preceded in death by her husband Ronnie Hood; one grandson, Sterling Hood; and one brother Eddie Gann. ...
Floyd "Ed" Fortson (10/23/14)
TRUMANN - Mr. Floyd Edward "Ed" Fortson, 80, of Trumann died Saturday, October 18, 2014 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. He was born May 30, 1934 in Harrisburg and had lived most of his lifetime in Trumann. Mr. Fortson was a retired Union Organizer for the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, and a member of the Eastside Baptist Church. ...
Loyd Horton (10/23/14)
HARRISBURG - Mr. Loyd Eugene Horton, of Harrisburg, departed this life Tuesday, October 14, 2014, at the Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, at the age of 83. He was born January 16, 1931 in Egypt, Arkansas, the son of Joseph Horton and Louie Banks Horton...
Vivian McGhee (10/23/14)
LEPANTO -- Vivian Fay McGhee died at Three Rivers Nursing Home in Marked Tree October 8, 2014. Mrs. McGhee, 81, was from Lepanto and was born in Casa, Ark. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith, loved gardening and had been a resident of Lepanto for 60 years. ...
Edith Craig (10/23/14)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Edith Madeline Craig, of Trumann, died October 11, 2014 at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro at the age of 90. She was born in Mountain View, Ark. to the late James Alonzo and Dessie Alberta Richardson McIntire. Mrs. Craig lived most of her lifetime in Trumann, was a housewife and a member of the Melton Avenue Church of Christ. ...
Virginia Penna (10/23/14)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Virginia Hare Penna of Trumann died October 11, 2014 at St. Elizabeth Place in Jonesboro at the age of 82. Mrs. Penna was born in Prentiss County, Miss., but had lived most of her lifetime in Trumann. She was retired from Salant & Salant and Trumann Public School District and a member of Central Missionary Baptist Church in Trumann. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ludie M. Penna, Sr.; one son, Chris Penna; two brothers, Bill Hare and LeRoy Hare and her parents...
Susan Thompson (10/23/14)
COLT - Mrs. Susan Hendrix Thompson of Colt, Ark., died September 28, 2014 at UAMS in Little Rock, Ark., at the age of 53. She was born in Jonesboro and had lived in Colt for the past ten years and was formerly of Trumann and Jonesboro. She was a retired secretary and a member of Smith Chapel Baptist Church in Colt. Mrs. Thompson was preceded in death by one brother, Charles B. Hendrix, Jr. and her father, Charles Buford Hendrix, Sr...
Anita Roberts (10/13/14)
Funeral services for Anita Roberts will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, October 14, with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. at Jackson's Harrisburg Funeral Home.
Georgia Carson (10/07/14)
LEPANTO -- Georgia Ann Carson, of Lepanto, died September 27, 2014 at St. Bernard's Hospital in Jonesboro at the age of 92. She was born in Wynne to Jim Anders and Mary Mosier Anders. She was a homemaker and member of the Church of Christ. Mrs. Carson was preceded in death by her parents; sisters Vickie Roberts and Allie Swan; and her brothers William Anders, Eddie Anders, Oliver Anders, Shorty Anders and Andy Anders. ...
James Ford (10/07/14)
MARKED TREE -- James Harold Ford, of Marked Tree, passed away September 20, 2014 at the age of 37. Mr. Ford was born in Jonesboro to George "Joe" Ford and Jane Ford. He was a brick layer and a member of the Church of God. He was preceded in death by his father. ...
Clyde "Pete" Ross (10/07/14)
JONESBORO - Mr. Clyde "Pete" Ross of Jonesboro died Wednesday, September 24, 2014, at the Jonesboro Health and Rehab in Jonesboro at the age of 84. He was born in McCormick and had lived most of his lifetime in Trumann. Mr. Ross was a retired welder, and a Korea War Army veteran and of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters and his parents, Lewis Albert and Lula Jane Christy Ross...
Rickey Lynn Saint (09/24/14)
MARKED TREE -- Rickey Lynn Saint of Marked Tree passed away September 22, 2014 at his home at the age of 45. He was born in Memphis, was a farmer and of the Baptist faith. He is survived by his parents James Saint of Wilson and Betty Gibson of Marked Tree; two daughters Amber Saint of Huntington, Tenn. ...
James Jones (09/24/14)
EARLE -- James Ellis Jones passed away September 19, 2014 at Wellington Healthcare in Millington, Tenn. at the age of 80. Mr. Jones was born in Waterloo, Ala. He was a painter and of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his wife Frances Jones; one sister Juanita Lee; and two brothers Billy Jones and Ed Jones. ...
Albert Watts (09/24/14)
CHEROKEE VILLAGE - Mr. Albert Franklin "Al" Watts of Cherokee Village died Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at the family residence at the age of 76. He was born in Tulot and had lived in Cherokee Village the last 15 years and was formerly of Trumann. Mr. ...
Mary Morgan (09/17/14)
TRUMANN -- Mary Lois Morgan, of Trumann, passed away September 9, 2014 at St. Bernard's Hospital in Jonesboro at the age of 43. Mrs. Morgan was born in Jonesboro to David and Mary Burchfield. She was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal faith. Mrs. Morgan was preceded in death by her father. ...
Hermanda "Mandy" Alwin (09/17/14)
TRUMANN - Ms. Hermanda "Mandy" Holcomb Alwin, 40, of Trumann died September 5, 2014 at the family residence. Ms. Holcomb was born in Bushnell, Fla. and lived her lifetime in Trumann. She lived at home with her mother and of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her father Herman Holcomb and one half-brother Steve Buie...
Celebrity Obituaries
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  • Mike Nichols
    Mike Nichols was an American director, writer, and producer whose direction of the 1968 classic The Graduate won him an Academy Award. Nichols was a Hollywood heavyweight, directing films like Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Working Girl, The Birdcage, Closer, and Charlie Wilson’s War. Nichols, who was born Mikhail Igor Peschkowsky in Berlin in 1931, [...]
  • Carol Ann Susi
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  • Richard Schaal
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  • Jack Bruce
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  • Tom Sneddon
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  • Tom Magliozzi
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  • Wayne Static
    Wayne Static was a musician best known as the lead vocalist and guitarist for the band Static-X, which rose to prominence in the late 90s during the nu-metal movement. Songs included Push It, Bled for Days, and I’m with Stupid.
  • Oscar Taveras
    Oscar Taveras was a Dominican-born baseball player, signed by the MLB’s St. Louis Cardinals as an undrafted free agent in 2008. After six impressive seasons in the minor leagues, Taveras was called up to the big leagues in 2014. Highly touted coming out of the minors, Taveras played the outfield – mostly center field.
  • Marcia Strassman
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