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Cecil Bearden, Sr. (06/30/15)
MARKED TREE - Cecil R. Bearden, Sr., 93, of Marked Tree passed away on June 29, 2015 in Jonesboro. He is survived by his wife, Clara Edith Bearden; his children, Cecil Bearden, Jr. (Marion), Joyce Howard (Glynn), Becky Howe (Richard); a daughter-in-law, Becky Bearden; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren...
Mary Frances James Tull (06/30/15)
BETHEL SPRINGS, TENN. - Mary Frances James Tull was born November 4, 1927 in Caruthersville, Mo., the daughter of the late Jessie Tillman and Mary Ada Woods James. She was raised in Weona, graduating from Marked Tree High School in 1946. She attended Baptist Hospital School of Nursing, Memphis, graduating in 1950. ...
Franklin "Frank" Stracener (06/30/15)
TRUMANN - Mr. Franklin James "Frank" Stracener of Trumann., died Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at the family residence in Trumann at the age of 65. Mr. Stracener was born in Paragould and lived in Trumann for the past 15 years and was formerly of California. He was a farmer and of the Baptist faith. Mr. Stracener was preceded in death by two brothers; one sister; and his parents, Raymond and Emmie Dotson Stracener...
Michael Clanton (06/30/15)
TRUMANN - Mr. Michael Wesley Clanton of Trumann died Thursday, June 25, 2015 from injuries in an automobile accident near Harrisburg at the age of 37. He was born in Jonesboro and had lived most of his lifetime in Trumann. He was an I.T. Tech for Satellite Doctors and of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Oris Clanton, Jr...
Phillip Pipkin (06/26/15)
MOUNTAIN VIEW -- Mr. Phillip Ray Pipkin, 73, of Mountain View, Ark., went to his final resting place on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at the Stone County Medical Center after battling a lengthy illness. He was born January 12, 1942, in Trumann, Ark., to the late Floyd and Myrtle Gibson Pipkin...
Steve Schmidt (06/26/15)
TRUMANN - Mr. R. Steve Schmidt, 60, of Trumann died Sunday, June 21, 2015, at the Flo and Phil Hospice House in Jonesboro with his wife and family by his side. He was born in Jonesboro and had lived most of his lifetime in Trumann. He was retired after 31 years in sales for Wonder Bread and a member of the Blessed Sacrament Church in Jonesboro. He was preceded in death by his mother, Eva Elizabeth "Mimi" Koerkenmeier Schmidt and one brother...
Henry Harlan (06/26/15)
TRUMANN - Mr. Henry Crawford Harlan of Trumann, died Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at the family residence in Trumann. Mr. Harlan was 97 years old. He was born in Bay and had lived most of his lifetime in Trumann. He was a retired farmer, an Army veteran of World War II, a former POW for 3 1/2 years after being captured by the Japanese, a member of DAV (Disabled Veterans), and American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor. ...
Betty Pope (06/26/15)
MEMPHIS - Betty Lu McGill Pope, 82, of Memphis, formerly of Marked Tree, died on June 19, 2015. She is survived by her brother, Robert McGill of Marked Tree; a daughter, Cathy Colwell Fay (Mike) of Germantown, and a son, Clark Colwell (Susan) of Memphis. ...
Annie Ruth Morris (06/26/15)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Annie Ruth Morris of Trumann died Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro at the age of 83. Mrs. Morris was born in Princeton, Ala., and had lived most of her lifetime in the Trumann. She was a housewife and of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Morris was preceded in death by her husband Junior "J.B." Morris; one son Jeffery Morris; one great-grandson Cody Austin Banks; and her parents, Oscar William and Rendy Eakes Jones. ...
Gayle Grimes (06/15/15)
TRUMANN - Mr. Gayle Grimes of Trumann died Friday, June 12, 2015 at Cornerstone Hospital in Little Rock, at the age of 69. Mr. Grimes was born Sunday, January 6, 1946 in Lake City and had lived most of his lifetime in Trumann. He was a former employee of the Singer Company and Delta Wood Products in Trumann, veteran of U.S. Army and Vietnam War, and of the Baptist faith. Mr. Grimes was preceded in death by one son, W. Mark Grimes and was the son of the late Leonard and Juanita Wynn Grimes...
Sherry Harkey (06/09/15)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Sherry Carter Harkey of Trumann died Saturday, June 6, 2015 at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro at the age of 51. She was born in Trumann and had lived her lifetime in Trumann. She was disabled and of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Bonnie Jacobs, and Joyce Moss; and her father Lloyd H. Carter...
Pauline "LaVerne" Baker (06/09/15)
SEARCY - Pauline " LaVerne"Baker, 69 of Searcy, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 5, 2015. She was born on July 4, 1945 in McCormick, Arkansas, the daughter of the Late Pauline and Harvey Collom. She attended the Downtown Church of Christ in Searcy. ...
Bethel Marolyn Starnes Hunt (06/04/15)
POPLAR BLUFF, MO. - A life celebration memorial was held on Saturday, May 30, 2015 in Poplar Bluff, Missouri for Bethel Marolyn Starnes Hunt who passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at her home in Patterson, Missouri, on May 22, 2015. She was the granddaughter of a local couple, Willard and Erlene Robbins Guarr (both deceased) of Payneway. ...
Zackary Hunter Elliott (06/02/15)
ST. ROBERT, MO. -- Zackary Hunter Elliott, infant son of Allen and Tracy Elliott of St. Robert, Mo., passed away May 28, 2015 at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Zackary was born May 11, 2015 in St. Louis, Mo. He was preceded in death by his grandfather James Yarbro. ...
Winston Wood (06/02/15)
LAGUNA VISTA, TEX. - Winston Wood, 93, passed away early Friday evening, May 29, 2015 at his home in Laguna Vista, Tex. He was born in Tyronza on November 16, 1921 to Lewis Martin and Mary Lois (Wallace) Wood. Mr. Wood's wife of seventy-one years, Evelyn, passed away in March of this year. They were married in Chico, Cal. on June 19, 1943 while Mr. Wood was in training to be a B-17 Pilot in World War II -- European Theatre. During the War he flew thirty missions over Germany...
Bobby Joe Sheppard, Sr. (06/02/15)
TRUMANN -- Bobby Joe Sheppard, Sr., age 67, of Trumann passed away June 2, 2015 at his home. Mr. Sheppard was a groundskeeper and a member of the Pleasant Valley Church in Trumann. He was born to Lester and Ethel Sheppard in Trumann. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons Danny Riley and Christ Thomas; and two sisters Mary Phelps and Helen Purcell. ...
Lisa Lairson (05/28/15)
TRUMANN -- Lisa Marie Lairson of Trumann passed away at her home May 20, 2015 at the age of 36. Lisa was preceded in death by her father Mickey Lynn Lairson. She is survived by her mother Carolyn Lairson of Trumann; grandparents James and Mae Willis of Marked Tree and Louise Headrick of Bay; daughter Skylar Washington of Trumann; son Lyric Washington of Trumann; and one sister Casey Zavala of Jonesboro. Cremation was provided by Wilson Funeral Home of Osceola...
Junior Garrison (05/28/15)
MARKED TREE - Junior Garrison, 88, of Marked Tree passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at Three Rivers Nursing Home in Marked Tree. He retired from the Marked Tree Fire Department in the mid 1970s. He was preceded in death by his parents Joseph Simeon Garrison Sr. and Maggie Seagraves Garrison; a sister, Edna Garrison; and two brothers Aubrey Garrison and Homer Garrison...
Wanda Smith (05/22/15)
MARKED TREE -- Wanda Lee Smith, 66, of Marked Tree passed away May 19, 2015 at her home. Mrs. Smith was born to Alvie King Kirby and Janie Katherine Palmer Kirby, in Harrisburg. She was a homemaker and a member of Upper room Apostolic Church in Tyronza. ...
Edsel Terrell (05/22/15)
HARRISBURG - Mr. Edsel Terrell of Harrisburg, departed this life Tuesday, May 19, 2015, in Jonesboro, at the age of 80. He was born March 5, 1935 in Lepanto, the son of the late Lester Lloyd Terrell and Vaughn Tee Hood Terrell. Edsel was raised in Trumann and was a graduate of Trumann High School. ...
Gracie Privett (05/20/15)
TRUMANN - Gracie C. Privett, 64, of Trumann, died Sunday, May 17, 2015 at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro. She had lived in Trumann for the past seven years, moving there from Marked Tree. She was a cosmetologist for over 30 years and also taught cosmetology classes at Delta Vo-Tech. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Edward Richards; and a sister, Marie Hitson...
Owen Miller (05/20/15)
TRUMANN - Mr. Owen Danel Miller of Trumann died Sunday, May 17, 2015, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro at the age of 84. He was born Tuesday, April 28, 1931 in Greenville, Ken. and lived in Hobart, Ind. before moving to Trumann 14 years ago. ...
Barbara Sue Carter (05/20/15)
MEMPHIS - Barbara Sue Carter "Memaw", age 70, passed away peacefully on May 12, 2015 after a short battle with cancer. Barbara was dearly loved by her husband, James Robert Carter and three children, Michael Ray (Lisa), Beth Anne (Stan), Brian; 11 grandchildren, Shane (Kelsey) Craig, Josh, Anna (Sean), Austin, Alex, Aaron, Allen, Adam, Alden, Ashton and four great-grandchildren, Lily, Carter James, Ivy and Easton. ...
Mary Teague (05/20/15)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Mary Ethel Teague of Trumann, died Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro at the age of 80. Mrs. Teague was born Friday, February 15, 1935 in Wynne and had lived most of her lifetime in Trumann. She and her husband Bill owned and operated Teague's Grocery in Trumann for many years and was a member of the First Baptist Church. ...
Elizabeth Swingle (05/20/15)
JONESBORO - Elizabeth Wade Swingle, 86, of Jonesboro passed from this life Saturday May 16, 2015 at NEA Baptist Medical Center. She was born September 25, 1928 in Winston-Salem, N. C. to the late Elisha Wade and Eula Blanche Orten. She lived most of her married life residing in Marked Tree where she was a long time member of the First United Methodist Church. She also lived for many years in Heber Springs where she was a member of Heber Springs United Methodist Church...
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  • Jack Carter
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  • Chris Squire
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  • Rick Ducommun
    Rick Ducommun was an actor and comedian best known for roles in The Burbs, Scary Movie, Groundhog Day, Little Monsters, and Die Hard. He also appeared in Spaceballs, The Hunt for Red October, Gremlins 2, Encino Man, Class Act, Last ACtion Hero, and others.
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  • Jim Ed Brown
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