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David "Duck" Smith (07/16/14)
TYRONZA -- David "Duck" Smith of Tyronza passed away at his home July 9, 2014 at the age of 70. Mr. Smith was born to Oscar Sheldon Smith and Dena Odell Foster Lambert in Alabama. He was a diesel mechanic and of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter; one sister; and one brother, Bubbles Smith. ...
Alvin Gray (07/16/14)
MARKED TREE - Alvin Glenn Gray, 84, of Marked Tree passed away July 12, 2014. He is preceded in death by his parents Finis and Augusta Gray and three siblings. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mary P. "Polly" Gray; two daughters Martha Tacker (Ronald) of Jonesboro and Debbie Howard (Jerry) of Tyronza; four grandchildren Keith Tacker (Nikki), Kelly Tacker, Carrie Brewer (Trevor), Justin Howard (Ashley); six great-grandchildren Tanna Tacker, Shelby Tacker, Jordyn Brewer, Brinley Brewer, Parker Howard, Morgan Brewer; one sister Margaret Huss of Bartlett, Tenn; and one brother Finis "Bunky" Gray (Leona) of Poughkeepsie, Ark. ...
Kathy Lucas (07/16/14)
CONWAY - Kathy Lucas, 60, of Conway passed away July 1, 2014. She is survived by her husband, Billy Lucas; her two sons, Billy Lucas Jr. of Marked Tree and William Lucas of Mebane, N.C.; three grandchildren, Bailey Lucas, Dylan Lucas, and Alexandria Lucas; three sisters, Zettie Croney, Kay Brashears, and Bonnie Franks of Marked Tree; two brothers, Mervin Russell of Warrensville, N.C. and Lee Russell of Marked Tree; a sister-in-law, Stella Russell of Proctor; and numerous nieces and nephews...
Robert Dexter (07/16/14)
TYRONZA -- Robert Alvin Dexter of Tyronza departed this life June 15, 2014 at the age of 84 in Searcy at Advanced Care of White County Hospital. He was born November 20, 1929 to Benjamin Franklin and Sarah Evelyn Pickens Dexter. Mr. Dexter was a Veteran of the Korean War. ...
Edna Juanita Whittingham (07/16/14)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Edna Juanita Whittingham, 87, of Trumann died July 6, 2014 at Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Mrs. Whittingham was born in Lepanto. She was retired from Singer Co. and was a member of First United Pentecostal Church in Trumann...
Mary Anderson (07/16/14)
MARKED TREE -- Mary Lee Anderson, 87, of Marked Tree passed away July 1, 2014 at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born to Lee Junior McKinney and Pearl Vaughn Jones. Mrs. Anderson was a homemaker and a member of Gatewood Chapel C.M.E. ...
Etta Helms (07/03/14)
CRAWFORDSVILLE - Etta Lorene Helms of Crawfordsville passed away June 30, 2014 at the age of 76. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Ive Ray Helms; two sons, Danny Ray Helms Sr. (Joyce) of Lepanto and Randy Wayne Helms Sr. (Sharon) of Black Oak; five grandchildren, Danny Ray Helms Jr., Randy Wayne Helms Jr., Jacob Helms, Kristin Helms, and Christopher Chase Helms; five great-grandchildren; four sisters, Charlene Lawson of Gosnell, Lola Woodard of Matthews, MO, Jean Evans (Johnny) of Keiser and Barbara Davis (Charles); three brothers, Winford Davis of Detroit, Tex., Ben Davis (Debbie) of Lepanto and Rodger Davis (Jeniece) of Searcy; and a host of nieces and nephews. ...
James E. Smith (07/02/14)
HUDSON, N.C. - Mr. James E. Smith of Hudson, NC formerly of Trumann went to meet his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ June 10, 2014 at Caldwell Hospice in Lenoir, NC, at the age of 73. . He was born in Tyronza to the late George and Ruby (Carmon) Smith. He was a loving father, husband and grandfather. His passion in life was being with his beloved wife Freda. He was preceded in death by one brother, Ray Smith and his parents...
Martha Ann Holman (07/02/14)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Martha Ann Holman of Trumann died June 27, 2014, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro at the age of 79. She was born in Jonesboro, Ark, and had lived most of her lifetime in Trumann. Mrs. Holman was a housewife and of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Doyle Holman; two sisters; one brother; and her parents, Orion Otis and Louise Crawford Oden...
Gloria Ruiz Sharpe (07/02/14)
MARKED TREE -- Gloria Ruiz Sharpe, age 63, of Marked Tree passed away at her home, June 30, 2014. She was born in Hughes to Fortunato and Donna Ruiz. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Sharpe was preceded in death by her husband James Sharpe; parents; and two brothers Jimmy and Donald Ruiz. ...
Mark Grimes (07/02/14)
TRUMANN - Mr. Mark Grimes of Trumann died Thursday, June 26, 2014 at the family residence at the age of 43. He was born in Jonesboro, and had lived most of his lifetime in Trumann. Mark's favorite pastime was playing golf and hunting and was of the Baptist faith...
Rebecca Sue Denton (07/02/14)
MANILA -- Rebecca "Becky" Sue Denton passed away June 30, 2014 at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro at the age of 46. She was born in Blytheville to Louis and Martha Moore. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in Leachville. ...
Anna Jewell Walker (07/02/14)
HARRISBURG - Anna Jewell Walker, 86, of Harrisburg departed this life Sunday, June 22, 2014 at the Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Jewell was born December 12, 1927 in Wayne County, Tennessee the daughter of Nathan and Sessel (Franks) Beckham. ...
Loretta Bogard (07/02/14)
TRUMANN -- Loretta Bogard of Trumann passed away June 17, 2014 at the Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro at the age of 73. She was born in Keiser to Isaac Frank Johnson and Sadie Belle Johnson. Mrs. Bogard was preceded in death by her parents; one son James Franklin Simpson; four sisters Juanita Hatten, Joanie Mays, Lula Mae Jackson, and Goldie Fay McColley; and four brothers James Johnson, Bobby Johnson, Sidney Johnson and Tommy Johnson. ...
Bobbie Sue Snell (07/02/14)
JONESBORO - Bobbie Sue Snell, 76, of Jonesboro died Sunday, June 15, 2014 at N.E.A Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro. Mrs. Snell was a member of Temple Baptist Church, and a retired building materials assembler. She was preceded in death by her husband, George William Snell; a son Loyd Snell; two brothers; and four sisters...
Juanita Guthrie (06/10/14)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Juanita LaDell Guthrie of Trumann died June 8, 2014 at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro at the age of 85. She was born in Trumann and had lived most of her lifetime in Trumann. She was a retired employee of Trumann Wal-Mart Store and a member of Central Missionary Baptist Church in Trumann. ...
Major Gerald W. Wright (06/10/14)
NEWPORT - Major Gerald W. Wright was called Home to be with his beloved wife May 29, 2014. Major Wright proudly served 4 years in the U.S. Navy, and retired from the U.S. Army after 16 years of dedicated service. Major Wright is a decorated veteran of both the Vietnam and Korean wars, and was stationed all over the world during his time in the service. ...
Herschel Harness (05/28/14)
TRUMANN - Mr. Herschel L. Harness of Trumann died May 26, 2014 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Ark., at the age of 87. He was born in Timbo to the late James and Lilly Sutterfield Harness and had lived his lifetime in Trumann. Mr. Harness was the manager of Earl's Supermarket, World War II Navy veteran, a member of American Legion Post 42 and a deacon of the Trumann Missionary Baptist Church. ...
Edna Busby (05/28/14)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Edna Elizabeth Busby, 94, of Trumann died May 22, 2014 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born in Deckerville and had lived in Trumann since 1946 and was formerly of Harrisburg. Mrs. Busby was a housewife and of the Pentecostal Faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Pastle Busby; three children; four sisters; four brothers; and her parents, Larry and Lettie Castleberry Baine...
Muriel Smith (05/28/14)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Muriel Smith of Trumann died May 19, 2014 at River Chase Village in Gautier, Miss., at the age of 90. She was born in Trumann and had lived most of her lifetime in Trumann before moving to Mississippi eleven years ago. She was a housewife and a member of Viva Drive Church of Christ. Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her husband Rex Clifford Smith; two sisters; three brothers; and her parents W.T. and Ollie Watkins Fain...
Bonnie Hobbs (05/28/14)
LEPANTO - Bonnie Fay Hobbs of Lepanto died at Three Rivers Nursing Center in Marked Tree May 22, 2014 at the age of 77. She was born in Halltown to Carl and Callie Freeman. Mrs. Hobbs was of the Pentecostal faith and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother Jim Freeman. ...
Timothy Moss Thatch (05/28/14)
TRUMANN - Timothy Moss Thatch, infant son of William Allen and Lauren Elizabeth Thatch, of Trumann May 23, 2014 at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. He was preceded in death by his great-grandmother, Joyce Moss. He is also survived by one brother, Cayden Thatch of Trumann; grandparents, Tim and Linda Woods of Trumann, William Thatch Sr. ...
George Hutchens (05/28/14)
TYRONZA -- George Alvin Hutchens, 61, of Tyronza passed away May 25, 2014 at St. Bernard's Hospital in Jonesboro. Mr. Hutchens was born in North Wilkesboro, N.C. to the late James and Mary Hutchens. He was a member of Upper Room Apostolic Church and was a factory worker. ...
James Brown (05/28/14)
TRUMANN - Mr. James Edward Brown, Sr., of Trumann, died May 25, 2014 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro at the age of 70. Mr. Brown was born May 22, 1944 in Victoria to the late Hardin Edward and Gerline Moore Brown and had lived most of his lifetime in Dyess before moving to Trumann seven years ago. ...
Helen Sue Clairday (05/21/14)
TRUMANN -- Helen Sue Clairday, of Trumann, joined the Lord in Heaven May 20, 2014. She passed away at NEA Hospital in Jonesboro at the age of 71. She was born in Florence, Ala. and lived most of her lifetime in Trumann. She loved to raise a garden and cook for family and friends. ...
Celebrity Obituaries
  • John Fasano
    John Fasano was a film director, producer, and screenwriter. His films include Rock ‘n’ Roll Nightmare, Black Roses, and The Jitters. He also co-rote Another 48 Hours.
  • James Garner
    James Garner was an actor best known for roles on the TV shows Maverick and The Rockford Files. He also appeared in over 50 films, including The Great Escape, Victor Victoria, and The Notebook, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award.
  • Skye McCole Bartusiak
    Skye McCole Bartusiak was an actress best known for roles in The Patriot and Don’t Say a Word. She also appeared in Beyond the Prairie: The True Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder, Boogeyman, and Kill Your Darlings.
  • Nadine Gordimer
    Nadine Gordimer was a South African writer and activist whose works took on racially-charged themes, especially apartheid in her home country. Her famous novels include 1974′s The Conservationist, 1979′s Burger’s Daughter, 1981′s July’s People, and 1987′s A Sport of Nature. She also wrote numerous collections of short fiction and essays. Gordimer received the Nobel Prize [...]
  • Johnny Winter
    Johnny Winter (real name: John Dawson Winter III) was a blues guitarist, singer, and producer. He produced three Grammy-award-winning albums for Muddy Waters, and recorded several Grammy-nominated albums of his own. He was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame in 1988.
  • Tommy Ramone
    Tommy Ramone (real name Thomas Erdelyi) was the original drummer for The Ramones He played with the band through its first four albums.
  • Lorin Maazel
    Lorin Maazel was a conductor, violinist, and composer. He was music director of the Cleveland Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic.
  • Walter Dean Myers
    Walter Dean Myers was an author of children’s and young adult books with over a hundred of them to his name. Among his most well-known are Fallen Angels, Sunrise Over Fallujah, and Monster.
  • Bob Hastings
    Bob Hastings was an actor who appeared in films, on television, and on radio. Including voice acting (which he did a lot of), Hastings has over 150 acting credits to his name. He’s probably best known, however, for his portrayal of Lt. Elroy Carpenter on McHale’s Navy.
  • Meshach Taylor
    Meshach Taylor was an actor known for his role as Anthony Bouvier on Designing Women and Hollywood in the film Mannequin. He was also on the show Dave’s World.