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Connie Jones (12/07/16)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Connie Sue Jones departed this life Thursday, December 1, 2016 at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro at the age of 64. She was born Saturday, May 17, 1952 in Lepanto and had lived in Trumann since 1994 and was formerly of Marked Tree. She was a retired nurse and of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by one great grandson, Zane May; two brothers, Billy Jo Smith and Jackie Smith and her parents, A.C. and Opal Irene Birdno Smith...
Patsy Payton (12/07/16)
MARKED TREE - Mrs. Patsy Darlene Payton departed this life Thursday, December 1, 2016 at the age of 61. Mrs. Payton was born February 24, 1955 in Tyronza to Carter and Clara Payton. She was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal faith. Mrs. Payton is survived by one sister, Judy Payton of Virginia Beach, Va.; four brothers, James Payton, Benny Payton, David Payton all of Marked Tree and Terry Payton of Gaston, Ala. ...
Rachel Pate (12/07/16)
LEPANTO - Mrs. Rachel Lee Pate departed this life Wednesday, November 30, 2016 in Jonesboro at the age of 86. Mrs. Pate was born May 23, 1930 in Newport to John and Ruth Morrison. She was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal faith. Mrs. Pate is survived by two daughters, Barbara Gossage of Mulberry and Linda Gossage of Lepanto; three sons, Johnny Pate, Curtis Pate and Kenneth Pate all of Lepanto; one sister, Gracie Davis of Harrisburg; ten grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren. ...
Charles Gill (12/07/16)
TYRONZA - Mr. Charles Uriah Gill departed this life Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at the age of 78. Mr. Gill was born July 13, 1938 in Tyronza to Hardin and Hester Gill. He was a baker for Wonder Bread in Memphis and manager for the Tyronza Cemetery. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Tyronza...
Janice Jones (12/07/16)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Janice Lavon Jones departed this life Tuesday, November 29, 2016, in Jonesboro at the age of 59. Mrs. Jones was born September 8, 1957 in Marked Tree to Amos Lord and Rebecca Mitchell. She was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Trumann...
Dennis Warner Jr. (11/28/16)
TYRONZA - Mr. Dennis Wayne Warner, Jr. departed this life Friday, November 25, 2016 in McLeansboro, Ill. at the age of 43. Mr. Warner was born October 11, 1973 in West Memphis to Dennis and Phyllis Warner. Mr. Warner was a truck driver for Empire Express and of the Pentecostal faith...
Pearlie Mae Snow (11/23/16)
MARKED TREE - Mrs. Pearlie Mae (Anderson) Snow departed this life Tuesday, November 15, 2016, in Russellville, Ark. at the age of 57. Mrs. Snow was born June 2, 1959 in Holly Springs, Miss. to Pearson and Mary McKinney Anderson. She was a homemaker and a member of Hudsonville and Anderson Chapel...
Lois Lucas (11/23/16)
TYRONZA - Lois Virginia Parker Lucas, 78, passed away November 21, 2016. Mrs. Lucas is survived by her husband Whitten Lucas; three sons, Billy Ray Lucas of Conway Ark., Randy Hugh Lucas of Tyronza and Michael Lucas of Springfield Ill.; one daughter, Jo Ann Campbell of Tyronza; three sisters, Pauline Lucas of Tyronza, Louise Hall of Marion and Linda Daniels of Tyronza and one brother, Johnny Parker of Tyronza. ...
Mary Williams (11/22/16)
BAY - Mrs. Mary Ethel Williams departed this life Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at the age of 92. Mrs. Williams was born in Dyersburg, Tenn., and had lived the last 10 years in Bay and was formerly of Lexington, Tenn. Mrs. Williams was a housewife and of the Baptist faith. ...
Linda Williams (11/22/16)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Linda Darlene Williams of Trumann departed this life on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Ark., at the age of 66. Mrs. Williams was born Friday, October 20, 1950 to W.D. and Justene McAnally Mitchell and was a lifetime resident of Trumann. She was a factory worker and of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by two grandsons, Gary Henry Jr. and Deacon Henry; two brothers, Alvin Mitchell and Dewayne Mitchell and her parents...
Sarah Griffinn (11/22/16)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Sarah Joannah Griffin, 68, of Trumann departed this life on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at the family residence. Mrs. Griffin was born in Louisville, Ky. and had live most of her lifetime in Trumann. She was a housewife and of the Pentecostal faith. Mrs. Griffin was preceded in death by one daughter and her parents, Edwin Stuart and Sarah Alice Cosby Keller...
Annie Goad (11/22/16)
MARKED TREE - Annie Mae Goad departed this life Monday, November 14, 2016 at the age of 82. She was born April 22, 1934 to Wheeler and Annie Tidwell Gibbs. She was of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Goad was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Goad; one brother, Ray Gibbs; two sisters, Margaret Collins and Kate Guy; and her parents...
Charles Brewer (11/15/16)
TRUMANN - Mr. Charles David Brewer, 69, departed this life on Sunday, November 13, 2016 at the family residence in Trumann, Ark. He was born in Lake City, and had lived in Trumann for the past 27 years. Mr. Brewer was a retired factory worker and a member of First Pentecostal Church. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Ashley Brewer Travis; one sister Lois Ryles and his parents, Fred Monroe and Bernice Haskins Brewer...
Roger Thomas (11/15/16)
TRUMANN - Mr. Roger E. Thomas, 64, departed this life Friday, November 11, 2016 at the family residence in Trumann, Ark. He was born Monday, December 31, 1951 in Trumann, Ark. to Bobby and Dorothy Jean Thomas and he was the grandson of Logan and Aileen Brock Thomas and William and Rendy Eakes Jones...
Joyce Stout (11/14/16)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Joyce Ann Stout, 66, departed this life Saturday, November 12, 2016, at the family residence. She was born in Lepanto and had lived most of her lifetime in Trumann. She was a cook at Couch's Barbeque and a member of the Christian Worship Center. Mrs. Stout was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Ervin Stout; one daughter, Norma Perry; two sisters; one brother and her mother Catherine Hopper Bartlett...
C. M. Murphy (11/10/16)
TRUMANN - Mr. C. M. Murphy, 93, of Trumann, departed this life Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at St. Bernards Medical Center. He was a lifetime resident of Trumann and was a retired farmer and retired Poinsett County Juvenile Officer. He was a member of the Church of God on Balcom Lane. ...
Karen Floyd (11/02/16)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Karen Mae Floyd departed this life Saturday, October 29, 2016 in Jonesboro at the age of 42. Mrs. Floyd was born February 16, 1974. Mrs. Floyd was a homemaker. Mrs. Floyd is survived by her husband, Larry Floyd, Sr. of the home; two daughters, Breanna Floyd and Rose Floyd both of Trumann; two step-daughters, Brittany Wagner and Camilla Floyd both of Jonesboro; two sons, Brandon Floyd and Trevor Floyd both of Trumann; one step-son, Larry Floyd, Jr. ...
Millard Branum (11/02/16)
TRUMANN - Mr. Millard Russell Branum of Trumann departed this life on Thursday, October 27, 2016, at the age of 77. He was born Friday, August 11, 1939 in Weona, Ark., and lived in Trumann the last 20 years and was formerly of Marked Tree. He was a retired farmer and a member of Windover Baptist Church in Jonesboro. Mr. Branum was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Edna Roberts Branum...
Veda Kennedy (11/02/16)
TYRONZA - Mrs. Veda Kathrine Kennedy, 62, of Tyronza, Ark., departed this life on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Ark. Mrs. Kennedy was born in Newport, Ark. and lived in Tyronza the last 10 years and was formerly of Marked Tree and Trumann. ...
William Clem (11/02/16)
TRUMANN - Mr. William Henry "Pete" Clem of Trumann departed this life on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark., at the age of 87. He was born Monday, November 26, 1928 and was a lifetime resident of Trumann. He was a machinist and a veteran of U.S. Navy and World War II and of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Irene Clem; one sister; three brothers and his parents, James Lee "Jim " and Faye Cupp Clem...
Lillian Trussell (10/25/16)
CHEROKEE VILLAGE - Mrs. Lillian Louise Trussell, 74, of Cherokee Village, Ark., departed this life Friday, October 21, 2016. Mrs. Trussell was born in Dyess, Ark. and had lived in Cherokee Village since 2004 and was formerly of Trumann. Mrs. Trussell was a substitute teacher, a factory worker and of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, R.C. Trussell; two sisters; one brother and her parents, James M. and Daisy Mae Alice Carter Bennett...
Richard Schmidt (10/25/16)
TRUMANN - Richard Fredrick (Dick) Schmidt, 92, died peacefully at his home on October 21, 2016. He was born on December 8, 1923, in Omaha, Neb. to John P. and Bertha Schmidt. On June 16, 1948, he married his sweetheart, Eva Elizabeth (Koerkenmeier) in Tipton, Mo. and moved to Jonesboro in 1952 (and eventually Trumann in 1964); they had six children. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus...
Patricia Kirkpatrick (10/25/16)
LEPANTO - Ms. Patricia Kirkpatrick departed this life Saturday, October 8, 2016, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro at the age of 53. Ms. Kirkpatrick was born November 5, 1962 to Warren and Lee Sulcer. Ms. Kirkpatrick is survived by one son, Daniel Toural, Jr. of Baton Rouge, La. and a host of other family and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents...
Bobby Claybrooks (10/19/16)
OSCEOLA - Mr. Bobby Ray Claybrooks, 62, departed this life Thursday, October 13, 2016 at his residence. Mr. Claybrooks was born April 15, 1954 in Osceola to Eugene and Helen Alexander Moss. He was a Gin worker and a member of St. John Full Gospel in Osceola...
Betty Richardson (10/12/16)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Betty Jane Richardson of Trumann departed this life on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro, Ark., at the age 81. Mrs. Richardson was born in Caraway, Ark., and lived most of her lifetime in Trumann. She was a retired supervisor with Salant & Salant and a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by four sisters, four brothers and her parents, Aubrey and Willie Mae Lambert Shriner...
Odds and Ends in the News
  • Nexus4: Connect the dots – December 9
    To solve online, click the link below the puzzle. How to play Nexus4 Also, try Nexus4 for beginners and Other Nexus4’s Solve online (thanks to J. Eric Ivancich) About Nexus Puzzles If you like Numbrix, try Jadium, (usually) a harder version. View the original at Parade or follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Google+
  • Jadium – December 9
    How to play Jadium Also, try Nexus4 puzzles Monday and Tuesday – 16 givens, Wednesday to Sunday – 4 to 15 givens To solve online, copy the puzzle between the delimiters (the date and the nine puzzle rows), then click here for where to paste the copied puzzle. (Thanks to Kenneth R. Whitaker.) *** December 9, 2016 __ __ […]
  • Numbrix 9 – December 9
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  • First Look at Paramount Pictures’s Action Comedy Film Baywatch
    It’s buff bods and babes in bikinis when Paramount Pictures reimagines Baywatch for the 21st century. Watch the first trailer for the film version of the series, which starred David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson from 1989-2001. In the updated version, Baywatch follows devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon (Dwayne Johnson) as he butts heads with a brash […]
  • Dolly Parton Announces Telethon to Support East Tennessee Wildfire Victims
    Dolly Parton really is a diamond in a rhinestone world. Despite her international fame, the country star makes a point to support the East Tennessee community that raised her—so when a swath of her Smoky Mountain home was devastated by last week’s wildfires, Parton jumped into action and created the My People Fund to financially […]
  • Pantone Announces the 2017 Color of the Year: Greenery
    It’s that time again. Pantone, the company known for its custom color matching system, has announced its color of the year: Greenery! After a stressful 2016, the aesthetic authority chose the official color of 2017 to provide a sense of calm and to serve as a reminder to get back to nature in our tech-obsessed modern […]
  • Survivor Millennials vs Gen X: Sunday Burquest On The Skill Set She Brought To The Game
    As both Doris Day and Sunday Burquest eloquently put it: “Que sera, sera.” Whatever will be, will be, and for Sunday, it turned out to be a quiet elimination right before the final episode of Survivor: Millennials vs Gen X. Really, it’s difficult to stand out in a double-boot episode, but usually the eliminated contestants have a final […]
  • Survivor Millennials vs Gen X: Will Wahl Reveals When The Game Stopped Being Surreal
    What do Will Wahl and Rodney Dangerfield have in common? They both have issues getting respect. They also both have distinct, booming old man voices. And one assumes they both have funny back to school stories. But enough about Rodney Dangerfield. (Okay, one more, but only in parenthesis: what do Rodney Dangerfield and Rodney Lavoie […]
  • The Voice Coach Alicia Keys Shares a Few of Her Favorite Things
    Alicia Keys is a first-time coach on Season 11 of The Voice and, despite some tough competition from long-time coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, she managed to land one of her artists in next Monday night’s finale when Wé McDonald will take the stage with the three other finalists: Team Adam’s Billy Gilman and […]
  • Emma Stone on Dancing and Singing with Ryan Gosling in La La Land
    Since La La Land, starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, made its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival last August, it has consistently received rave reviews and been the subject of much Oscar buzz. “I am completely blinded by it. I can’t even think about anything else,” Stone joked with Parade.com at an intimate roundtable […]