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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...
Doris Johnson (04/27/16)
TRUMANN -- Doris Jane Johnson, of Trumann, passed away in Jonesboro April 22, 2016, at the age of 67. She was born in Marked Tree to Larry Armstrong, Sr. and Christine South Armstrong. Mrs. Johnson was a member of the 1st Pentecostal Church of Marked Tree and was a homemaker...
Nida Beaird (04/26/16)
LITTLE ROCK - The Song Bird of Good Shepherd Memory Care sang her last melody on Thursday, April 21, 2016 and will be singing in heaven now. Nida Beaird was born on June 3, 1927 to Dick and Anna Bossert in Trumann, the youngest of four daughters and big sister to one brother. She graduated from Trumann High School and shortly thereafter married her high school sweetheart, Guy Beaird, just before he joined the war effort in France during World War II...
Micky Hall (04/26/16)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Micky Darlene Hall, 73, of Trumann died Thursday, April 21, 2016 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Mrs. Hall was born Wednesday, September 2, 1942 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and had moved to Trumann a few days ago and was formerly of Frankfort, Ind. She was a cosmetologist and of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by two brothers and her parents, Milton Scott and Viola Craig Hawley...
Harles Reece Sr. (04/22/16)
TRUMANN - Mr. Harles W. Reece, Sr., of Trumann died April 13, 2016, at Arlington Cove in Trumann at the age of 87. Mr. Reece was born Friday, Feb. 15, 1929, in Booneville, Miss., and lived most of his lifetime in Trumann. He was a retired factory worker and a member of Providence Baptist Church. Mr. Reece was preceded in death by his wife Lorraine Beasley Reece; one sister, one brother and his parents, James Wesley and Ruby Littrell Reece...
Frank Ray Jr. (04/22/16)
TRUMANN - Mr. Frank Ray Jr. (Paw) was born in Stonewall, Ark., on Jan. 4, 1945, to late Frank Sr. and Imogene Barnett Ray. Mr. Ray passed peacefully Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at the family residence at the age of 71. Mr. Ray was a long time resident of Trumann, coming from the Corning and Nobel area. ...
Claude Day (04/22/16)
MARKED TREE - Claude Leander Day, 89, of Marked Tree, passed away Monday, April 18, 2016, at NEA Baptist Hospital. He was born in Eads, Tenn., to the late Ocie Day and Allie Maude Morgan Day Robison. Claude was a mechanic and of the Baptist faith. Claude served in the U.S. ...
Donald Blagg (04/19/16)
MARKED TREE - Donald Blagg, 58, of Marked Tree passed from this life on Saturday, April 16, 2016 in Jonesboro. He was born on April 22, 1957 in Payneway. He was a member of The First United Methodist Church in Marked Tree, a graduate of Marked Tree High School class of 1975 and a farmer for 32 years...
Jimmie Lou Strange (04/19/16)
PAYNEWAY - Jimmie Lou Strange, 66, of the Payneway Community departed this life Sunday, April 17, 2016 in Jonesboro. She was born on June 27, 1949 in Marked Tree to Boyd Reed Talley and Redalue Blackwell Rhoades. Mrs. Strange is preceded in death by her father and brother Dayton Husky Sollis...
Harold Vickers (04/15/16)
TRUMANN - Mr. Harold Joe Vickers, 64, of Trumann, died Sunday, April 10, 2016, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Mr. Vickers was born in Trumann and lived most of his lifetime there. He was a factory worker and of the Church of God faith. He was preceded in death by two sisters, four brothers and his parents, James and Bessie Brewer Vickers...
Opie Rogers (04/15/16)
TRUMANN - Mr. Opie Joseph Rogers of Trumann died Thursday, April 7, 2016, at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, at the age of 90. He was born Nov. 12, 1925, in Scotland, Ark., and had lived most of his lifetime in Trumann. He was a retired farmer, WWII veteran of U.S. ...
Samuel Roberts (04/15/16)
TYRONZA - Samuel E. "Bob" Roberts, 87, of Tyronza passed away April 9, 2016. Mr. Roberts served in the Navy, Navy Reserve, and Army during WWII and the Korean War and was awarded the Purple Heart. He enjoyed reading, doing crossword puzzles, watching The Gaithers, fishing, and playing with his grandchildren...
Bobby Rowlett (04/08/16)
BEDFORD - Bobby Joe Rowlett born April 9, 1933, in Trumann, passed away April 1, 2016, in Bedford, Texas. Bob grew up in Trumann and graduated from Trumann High School in 1950. He went on to graduate at Arkansas State with a degree in Chemistry in 1954 and a degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Mississippi in 1959. He served in the Korean War as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army from 1954 to 1956...
Norman Sage (04/08/16)
MARKED TREE - Norman Carl Sage, 75, of Marked Tree passed from this life on Friday, April 1, 2016, from brain cancer. He was born on November 27, 1940, to Clarence and Dorothy Sage in Quemado, New Mexico. Norman was a member of the church of Christ and over the years served as deacon and minister. He enjoyed flying, hiking, and nature photography. Norman is preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Jane Sage, and stepson Anthony Ashlock...
Lucas Owens (04/08/16)
TRUMANN - Lucas Bryant Owens, 22, of Trumann, passed away Saturday, April 2, 2016 at St. Bernards Hospital. He was born on October 18, 1993 in Jonesboro to Jerry and Mary Veteto Owens. He was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy in Trumann, liked Special Olympics, was a football fantasy, but most of all he loved the Lord and Gospel Music...
Gary Hisaw (04/08/16)
TRUMANN - Mr. Gary Wayne Hisaw of Trumann passed away Tuesday, March 29, 2016, at the family residence in Trumann, at the age of 61. He was born in Harrisburg and had lived most of his lifetime in Trumann. He was a factory worker and a member of Christian Worship Center in Trumann. Mr. Hisaw was preceded in death by his parents, Arvil and Jo Ann Barnes Hisaw...
Charles Clements (04/08/16)
HORSESHOE BEND - Charles Hamilton Clements of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died Thursday at the family residence at the age of 77. Mr. Clements was born Jan. 29, 1939, in Caraway, Ark., and had lived in Horseshoe Bend for the past two years and was formerly of Trumann. He was a car salesman and of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by two sons, Curtis Hamilton Clements, and Tony Gene Clements; and his parents, Jack and Marie Vinson Clements...
Ethel Clem (04/08/16)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Ethel Norma Lee Clem, 90, of Trumann, passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at the family residence in Trumann. Mrs. Clem was born in Maxville, Ark., and had lived most of her lifetime in the Trumann. She was a housewife and of the Pentecostal faith. Mrs. Clem was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Willie T. Clem; one son, Gary Clem; one grandson; Gregory Clem; one brother, one sister and her parents, George and Vivie Marlin Brashers...
Mildred Brooks (04/04/16)
MARKED TREE -- Mildred L. Brooks, of Marked Tree, passed away March 17, 2016 at Three Rivers Nursing Home at the age of 92. She was a lifelong member of Marked Tree Church of God and taught the kindergarten Sunday School class for 32 years. She leaved behind her extended church family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harrison and Stella Brooks; two brothers Lawrence Brooks and Harvey Brooks; and one sister Eunice Coats...
Johnnie Ford (04/01/16)
MEMPHIS - Johnnie Ford, 92, passed from this life on Saturday, March 26, 2016 in Memphis, Tenn. She was born in Mountain View, Ark., on Nov. 27, 1923, to the late F.M. and Nancy Pogue. Her devotion to God and her family were what kept her life focused, receiving her greatest joys from being a wife, mother and grandmother...
Celebrity Obituaries
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  • Chyna
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  • Doris Roberts
    Doris Roberts as an actress best known for her role as Ray’s mom on the popular sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, which ran from 1996 to 2005. She won five Emmy awards and a Screen Actors Guild award. Her acting career, which spanned across film, television, and stage, began in 1951. She received an honorary doctorate […]
  • Ronit Elkabetz
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  • Arnold Wesker
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  • David Gest
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  • Leon Haywood
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  • Frank De Felitta
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  • Merle Haggard
    Merle Haggard was a country singer/songwriter, guitarist, and fiddler. He was part of the “outlaw country” movement and had 38 number one hits. He also won numerous awards including the Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance, Male for That’s the Way Love Goes in 1984; Best Country Collaboration with Vocals for “Same Old Train” in […]