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Ricky Wheeler (07/23/14)
TRUMANN - Mr. Ricky Gene Wheeler of Trumann died Monday, July 21, 2014 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro at the age of 45. Mr. Wheeler was born in West Memphis and had lived his lifetime in Trumann. Mr. Wheeler was self-employed working in heat and air and was of the Pentecostal faith. ...
Don Stracener (07/23/14)
CHARLESTON, MO. - Don W. Stracener, age 68, died July 15, 2014, at his residence in rural Charleston, MO. He was born in Tyronza to the late Charles and Pauline O'Dell Stracener. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #511 in Pleasant Plains, Ark., and had worked as Deputy Sheriff of Independence County, Arkansas prior to accepting a position as a truck driver for WalMart, retiring in 1995. ...
James O'Brien (07/23/14)
TRUMANN - Mr. James Carvin O'Brien, 82, went to be with his Father on July 20, 2014 at the family residence in Trumann. Mr. O'Brien was born September 17, 1931 in Oil Trough, Ark., to Ermel and Jennie Fike O'Brien and lived his lifetime in Trumann. He was retired from the City of Trumann Parks Department, former employee of the Singer Company and was a member of the Church of The Lord Jesus Christ of Trumann. ...
Billy Brooks (07/23/14)
PARAGOULD - Mr. Billy Frank Brooks, 57 of Paragould died Thursday, July 17, 2014 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born in Trumann and lived most of his lifetime in the Paragould and Trumann area. He was a houseparent for the Arkansas Baptist Children's Home in Paragould and a member of the Finch Baptist Church near Paragould. Mr. Brooks was preceded in death by one brother, Eddie Lee Brooks, Sr., and his parents Bennie Ray and Viola Vance Brooks...
Paul Savage (07/23/14)
HARRISBURG - Mr. Paul Heath "Hee-Haw" Savage of Harrisburg died July 14, 2014 at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro at the age of 41 years. He was born Sunday, February 4, 1973 in and lived most of his lifetime in Harrisburg. Mr. Savage was an electrician and a member of McCormick Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Billy Joe Savage, Sr...
Tammy Monreal (07/23/14)
GREENBRIAR - Mrs. Tammy Stewart Monreal, 47, of Greenbrier, Ark., died Sunday morning at the family residence in Greenbrier. She was born in and had lived most of her lifetime in Trumann before moving to Greenbrier, Ark., eight years ago. She was preceded in death by her mother, Janie Stewart...
G. T. Russell (07/23/14)
TRUMANN - Mr. G.T. Russell of Trumann died Thursday, July 17, 2014, at the family residence at the age of 91. He was born October 26, 1922 in Swifton, and had lived most of his lifetime in Trumann. Mr. Russell owned and operated Russell's Grocery Store for 20 years and was a former employee of the Singer Company and a farmer, World War II veteran of the U.S. ...
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. ...
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.