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Carl Whitt (07/26/16)
HARRISBURG- Mr. Carl Edgar Whitt of the Central community departed this life on Friday, July 22, 2016 at UAMS in Little Rock, Ark., at the age of 73. He was born Friday, March 12, 1943 in McCormick, Ark., and lived most of his life in Trumann and Harrisburg Central community. Mr. Whitt was an Army veteran, a contractor and a Godly man who loved the Lord. Mr. Whitt was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Ed and Mary Magdeline Curton Whitt...
Calvin Blasingame (07/26/16)
TEXAS - Calvin Edward Blasingame, 66, of Stephenville, Tex., passed away Thursday, July 21, 2016. Mr. Blasingame was born October 5, 1949 to the late J.M. and Opal Blasingame. He was married to Janice Boyd Blasingame for 45 years. He served his country in the United States Army National Guard for six years and retired from FMC Technologies after 36 years as a machinist. ...
Rhonda Helton (07/26/16)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Rhonda Aston Helton, 62, of Trumann departed this life Thursday, July 21, 2016. She was born in Harrisburg, Ark., Saturday, June 5, 1954 and was a lifetime resident of Trumann. She was a secretary and a member of Parkview Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by one brother, Gussie Aston and her father, Era "Bo" Aston...
Virginia Rohwedder (07/26/16)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Virginia G. Rohwedder,76, of Trumann departed this life Thursday, July 21, 2016 at Woodbriar Nursing Home in Harrisburg, Ark. She was born Wednesday, August 9, 1939 in Center, Ark., and had lived most of her life in Trumann. Mrs. Rohwedder was a housewife and of the Greek Eastern Orthodox faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Bernard Rohwedder; a brother, Gerald Star, and her parents, Alvin L. and Martha Venita Denton Sullivan...
Cleo Smith (07/26/16)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Cleo Octave Smith of Trumann departed this life on Monday, July 18, 2016 at her daughters residence in Bono, at the age of 89. Mrs. Smith was born Saturday, March 19, 1927 in Dardanelle, Ark. and lived most of her lifetime in the Trumann and Bay area. She was a housewife and of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sir Basil Smith; one son, Jerry Smith; three sisters, four brothers and her parents, Fulton and Vivian Young Williams...
Debra Butler (07/26/16)
JONESBORO - Mrs. Debra Ann "Debbie" Butler, 61, of Jonesboro departed this life on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. Mrs. Butler was born in Peoria, Ill. to the late Floyd Leon and Wilma Louise Owens Butler Tatum and had lived most of her lifetime in Jonesboro and was formerly of Trumann. ...
Phillip Patterson (07/26/16)
TRUMANN - Mr. Phillip Ralph Patterson, 72, of Trumann departed this life on Friday, July 8, 2016 at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro, Ark. Mr. Patterson was born in Osceola, Ark. and had lived most of his lifetime in Trumann and was a retired warehouse manager for Delta Industrial Products and of the Christian faith. Mr. Patterson was preceded in death by one brother, Ronnie Patterson and his parents, Raymond I. "Pat" and Esther Bernice Brawley Patterson...
Charles Lowery (07/13/16)
TRUMANN - Mr. Charles J. "Red" Lowery, 83, departed this life on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at the family residence in Trumann. He was born Wednesday, August 24, 1932 in Athens, Ala. and had lived most of his lifetime in Trumann, Ark. Mr. Lowery was a retired factory worker and a member of Central Missionary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by two sisters, five brothers and his parents, Horace B. and Emma Lee Turner Lowery...
Jimmy Davis (07/07/16)
TRUMANN - Mr. Jimmy Hickman Davis departed this life Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at the family residence at the age of 72. Mr. Davis was born Saturday, August 14, 1943 and was a lifetime resident of Trumann. He was a retired truck driver and of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Greta Davis and Connie Cole; and his parents, Wiley Hickman and Mary Taber Davis, and step-mom, Lorrina Davis...
Robert "Bob" Runyan (06/27/16)
TRUMANN - Mr. Robert Edward "Bob" Runyan of Trumann departed this life Thursday, June 23, 2016 at Woodbriar Nursing Home in Harrisburg, Ark., at the age of 89. He was born Monday, July 5, 1926 in Newport, Ark., to the late Robert H. and Clara Turney Runyan. ...
Elden "Peavine" Gartman (06/22/16)
TRUMANN - Mr. Elden Henry "Peavine" Gartman, of Trumann died Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro at the age of 88. Mr. Gartman was born Thursday, July 14, 1927 in Jonesboro and lived most of his lifetime in Trumann. He was a WWII Army veteran, owned and operated Gartman's Service Station and a member of The Church of God. He was preceded in death by one great-grandson, Slade Gartman; three brothers; and his parents, Lee and Betty Stahl Gartman...
Patsy Toone (06/14/16)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Patsy Ann "Nan" Toone, 73, of Trumann departed this life on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro. Mrs. Toone was born Sunday, January 31, 1943 in Greenfield, Ark., and had lived most of her lifetime in Trumann. She was a secretary for Roach Mfg., and a member of the Calvary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Wendell Toone; one son, Bryan Toone and her parents, J.V and Georgia Cook Gray...
Justene Mitchell (06/09/16)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Justene McAnally Mitchell passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at Jonesboro Health Care Center in Jonesboro, Ark., at the age of 85 years. She was born Saturday, June 28, 1930 in Tupelo, Miss., and had lived most of her lifetime in Trumann, Ark. ...
David Larone Smith (06/06/16)
TRUMANN - David Larone Smith, 66, of Trumann, passed away June 2, 2016 at Monette. David was born in Dyess to E.W. and Louise Alta Young Smith. He was a retired Tour Bus Driver, a Vietnam Army veteran and was of the Protestant Faith. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Buddy Larone Smith; three sisters, Regina Louise Smith, Rebecca Faye Smith, and Linda McHalffey. ...
Frances Simpson (05/23/16)
MARKED TREE - Frances Evelyn Simpson, 83, of departed this life May 20, 2016 in Marked Tree, Ark. She was born on December 15, 1932 to Henry Marshall and Dollie Mae Gray Lambert. She was a retired house wife and loving mother and grandmother. Frances is preceded in death by her husband, Harold Leon Simpson; parents; three brothers; and five sisters...
Kellye Johnson (05/23/16)
MARKED TREE - Kellye Tyer Johnson, 53, of departed this life on May 22, 2016. She was born on March 5, 1963 to Bill and Loretta (Capooth) Tyer. Kellye was a Dispatcher for the Marked Tree Police Department, she enjoyed playing tennis and was an avid sports fan...
Inez Rogers (05/23/16)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Inez Rogers passed away May 17, 2016 at the family residence in Trumann, at the age of 82 . Mrs. Rogers was born September 28, 1933 in Egypt and lived most of her lifetime in Trumann. She was a housewife and of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Rogers was preceded in death by her husband Opie Rogers; one son; one grandson; four sisters; one brother and her parents, John Ezra and Rosalee Ratliff Isom...
Dorothy Harp (05/23/16)
JONESBORO - Mrs. Dorothy Lee Harp passed away May 18, 2016 at St. Elizabeth Place in Jonesboro, Ark., at the age of 83. She was born December 17, 1932 in Baldwyn, Miss., and had lived in Jonesboro for the past 12 years. Mrs. Harp was a sewing machine operator for a clothing manufacture in Baldwyn, Miss. ...
Lessie Davis (05/23/16)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Lessie Mearl Martin Davis of Trumann departed this life Saturday, May 21, 2016 at the Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro at the age of 80. Mrs. Davis was born March 27, 1936 in Iron City, Tenn., and had lived most of her lifetime in Trumann. ...
Kenny Whitaker (05/06/16)
Mr. Kenny Lee Whitaker, 61, of Jonesboro departed this life Friday, April 29, 2016 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born June 21, 1954, in Marked Tree, had lived in Jonesboro for the past five years, and was formerly of Tyronza. He was a self-employed counter-top maker and of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his father, Isaac "Garvin" Whitaker; step-mother Ellen Lucille Whitaker and step-father, Joe Grodi...
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