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Tommy Conway (01/28/15)
Mr. Tommy Ray Conway of Harrison, Ark., died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 at Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg, Kan. at the age of 73. He was born in Trumann and had lived in Harrison for the past 16 years and was formerly of Jonesboro. Mr. Conway was an Air Force veteran, a retired dispatcher and a member of Whitton Baptist Church in Whitton, Ark. He was preceded in death by one brother, Jackie Conway and his parents, Ray and Retha Raney Conway...
Ronnie Liles (01/28/15)
JONESBORO - Mr. Ronnie Liles Jonesboro, Ark., died Monday, Jan. 26, 2015 at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro at the age of 65. Mr. Liles was born Saturday, June 18, 1949 in Batesville and had lived most of his lifetime in the Trumann and Jonesboro area. He was an Air Force veteran, a retired construction worker and of the Baptist faith. Mr. Liles was preceded in death by one sister, JoAnn Liles and his parents, Lee Roy and Mabel Leeann Wilkins Liles...
Dottie Hicks (01/28/15)
Mrs. Dottie Jean Hicks, 68, of Paragould died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 at the family residence in Paragould. She was born in Jonesboro and lived in Paragould the last two months and was formerly of Trumann. She was retired from Parker Hannifin and of the Pentecostal faith. Mrs. Hicks was preceded in death by one son, Toney Busby; one sister, Sheila Busby Mitchell; and her parents, Stoney and Mornay Christy Busby...
Elcie McDaniel (01/28/15)
PEORIA HEIGHTS, ILL. -- Elcie McDaniel, 84, of Peoria Heights passed away Jan. 26, 2015, at her residence surrounded by family. Elcie was born on Mar. 27, 1930, in Truman, Ark., to Thomas and Nellie (Nicholas) Goff. She married J.E. McDaniel on Nov. 13, 1949, in Arkansas. They were married for over 40 years. He preceded her in death on Aug. 2, 2006...
Elbert "Tommy" Jones (01/22/15)
TRUMANN - Mr. Elbert "Tommy" Jones, died Jan.15, 2015 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro at the age of 86. Mr. Jones was born in Pittsburg, Tex., to the late Crosby Jackson and Sylvia Davis Jones and lived most of his lifetime in the Trumann area. ...
Howard Taber (01/22/15)
TRUMANN - Mr. Howard D. Taber, 82, of Trumann, passed away Jan.14, 2015 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House after a brave battle with cancer. Mr. Taber was born in Bay to the late Olan Frank and Effie May Wells Taber. Mr. Taber was of the Pentecostal faith and enjoyed hunting and fishing...
Mary Jo Shipp (01/22/15)
MARYVILLE, TENN. - Mrs. Mary Jo Shipp was born on Dec. 24, 1933 to William and Hester Austin. Mary Jo passed away Friday Jan. 16, 2015 at Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation in Maryville, Tenn. at the age of 81. She was born in Marked Tree and had lived in Maryville for the past 14 years and was formerly of Trumann and Jonesboro...
Dorothy Woodruff (01/22/15)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Dorothy Louise Borum Woodruff of Trumann, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 at the family residence at the age of 94. She was born Sunday, June 13, 1920 in Fort Morgan, Col., and lived most of her lifetime in Trumann. Mrs. Woodruff was a housewife and a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Trumann. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard Borum and Chuck Borum; and her parents, Clarence and Frieda Stephens Borum...
Lois Faye Smith (01/14/15)
CORDOVA, TENN. - Lois Faye Smith, 72, of Cordova, Tenn. died Jan. 10, 2015 at Baptist Reynolds Hospice House in Collierville. Mrs. Smith was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. Her joy in life was spending time with family, antiquing and shopping...
Wilma Joan "Joanie" DiVittorio (01/14/15)
TRUMANN -- Mrs. Wilma Joan "Joanie" DiVittorio, 80, of Trumann died Jan. 11, 2015 at the Arlington Cove Nursing Center in Trumann. She was born in Augusta and had lived most of her lifetime in Trumann. Mrs. DiVittorio was retired from Delta Wood Products and a member of the First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Raymond Fields; and her parents, William and Minnie Craig Dabbs...
Gary Clem (01/13/15)
MEMPHIS, TENN. - Mr. Gary Lee Clem, age 67 of Memphis, Tenn., passed away Dec. 24, 2014 at his home. Born in Jonesboro he was the son of Willie and Ethel Brashears Clem and was of the Pentecostal faith. Mr. Clem was retired from Covington Track and Material in Memphis and enjoyed fishing, landscaping and spending quality time with his family and friends...
Reba Jo Gottfried (01/13/15)
TRUMANN - Ms. Reba Jo Gottfried died Jan. 8, 2015 at Arlington Cove Health Care Center in Trumann at the age of 79. Ms. Gottfried was born in Oil Trough to the late Rudolph and Della Nancy Jane Fuller Gottfried and had lived in Trumann for the past 51 years and was formerly of Newport. ...
Wanda Sharp (01/13/15)
HARRISBURG - Mrs. Wanda Gean Sharp of Harrisburg, died Jan. 8, 2015 at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro at the age of 78. Mrs. Sharp was born in Thayer, Mo. and had lived most of her life in Harrisburg. She was a housewife and of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by one brother and her mother, Ivory Mable Thompson Hooker and step-father, Raymond Louis Hooker...
Alene Walker (12/30/14)
Alene Ryals Walker, 86, of Marked Tree passed away on Dec. 27, 2014. She was born on Nov. 11, 1928 to Everett and Augusta "Dane" Jones Ryals in Elaine, Ark. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Marked Tree. She is survived by one son, Toby Walker of Marked Tree; daughters, Miki (George) Willoughby of Marked Tree and Dana (Bob) Bertrand of Drasco, Ark.; a step-son, Mike (Caroline) Cameron of Jonesboro; 12 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren...
Bill Smallwood (12/30/14)
LEPANTO -- Bill Smallwood of Lepanto passed away Dec. 26, 2014 at the age of 81. He was a retired construction worker. He was born in Selmer, Tenn. Mr. Smallwood is survived by daughters Margie (Bruce) Meurer of Lepanto, Tammie (Nick) Woods of Jonesboro, and Mary (Carl) Raines of Lepanto; one sister Mary F. ...
James Trenthem, Jr. (12/30/14)
James William Trenthem Jr., 67 of Osceola, AR passed away Friday, December 26, 2014 in Jonesboro, AR. James was raised in Trumann, AR where he graduated in 1965. In 1966, he married Virginia Kay Lafarlett and later moved to Osceola in 1971 where they raised their two children. ...
Dr. Darrell Broadway (12/30/14)
MARKED TREE - Dr. Darrell Broadway, 90, of Marked Tree, passed away Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born June 29, 1924, in Pocahontas and was the son of the late Ransom and Olive Alphin Broadway. He was a graduate of Pocahontas High School and then served in the Amphibious Third Fleet of the United States Navy during WWII. ...
Johnny Ward (12/30/14)
DEKALB, TEX. - Johnny Louis Ward of DeKalb, Tex. passed away Dec. 26, 2014 at a Little Rock hospital at the age of 77. Mr. Ward was born in Marked Tree Arkansas and was a farmer and rancher. He was a member of Austin Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. ...
Carline Pertuit (12/23/14)
MARRERO, LA. -- Mary Carline Pertuit of Marrero, La., died at the Ochsner Medical Center in Gretna, La., Dec. 18, 2014 at the age of 64. Mrs. Pertuit was born in New Orleans, was a home maker and of the Catholic faith. She was preceded in death by her parents Hector Pertuit and Mary Lackey. ...
Edgar Raney (12/23/14)
TRUMANN - Mr. Edgar Raney of Trumann died Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark., at the age of 57. He was born in Lepanto and had lived most of his lifetime in Trumann. He was a construction worker. Mr. Raney was preceded in death by his father, Sam Raney, Sr...
Joy Faye Samuel (12/23/14)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Joy Faye Samuel of Trumann died Tuesday, Dec.16, 2014 at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro at the age of 70. She was born in Anderson Tully, Ark., and had lived most of her lifetime in Trumann. She was a housewife and a member of McCormick Baptist Church. Mrs. Samuel was preceded in death by one sister; one brother; and her parents, David and Dorothy Smith Brown...
Ruby Robbins (12/18/14)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Ruby Alice Boling Robbins of Trumann, died Monday, Dec. 15, 2014 at White River Medical Center in Batesville at the age of 95. She was born in Lake City and lived most of her lifetime in Trumann. Mrs. Robbins was retired from Singer Company, past Worthy Grand Matron of Eastern Star, a member of United Methodist Women and a member of First United Methodist Church in Trumann. ...
Jeramie Berger (12/18/14)
CARAWAY -- Jeramie Eugene Berger of Caraway passed away at the Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro Dec. 12, 2014 at the age of 34. He was born in West Memphis, was a roofer and of the Pentecostal faith. Mr. Berger was preceded in death by his father Larry Eugene Berger; and one sister LaDonna Faye Plunk. ...
Lowell Brooks (12/18/14)
TRUMANN - Mr. Lowell Lee Brooks of Trumann died Dec. 10, 2014 at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro at the age of 94. He was born November 9, 1920 in Trumann where he had lived most of his lifetime. Mr. Brooks was a shining example of The Great Depression, served selflessly during WWII, a retired farmer, and a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. ...
Shannon Byerly (12/18/14)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Shannon Lynell Henderson Byerly 43, of Trumann, died Dec. 9, 2014 at UAMS in Little Rock surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was born in Jonesboro and was a lifelong resident of Trumann. She was a cosmetologist and a member of the Southwest Church of Christ in Jonesboro...
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  • Edward Brooke
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  • Stuart Scott
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