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Sara Carr (08/18/15)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Sara Katherine Carr of Trumann died Sunday, August 9, 2015, at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro at the age of 65. She was a lifetime resident of Trumann. She was a Human Resource Manager and a member of First Christian Church in Trumann. Mrs. Carr was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Carr; one sister, Anita Smith; and her parents, John Davis Steele and Bessie Louise Morgan White...
Verna Dickson (08/18/15)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Verna Oleta Dickson of Trumann, died Friday, August 14, 2015 at Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro at the age of 84. Mrs. Dickson was born November 9, 1930 in Trumann and was a lifetime resident of Trumann. Mrs. Dickson was a housewife and of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sidney Collus "Sid" Dickson and her parents, John O. "Big Boy" Wiles and Burnice Thomas Wiles...
Stanley Kirkland (08/18/15)
TRUMANN - Mr. Stanley Wayne Kirkland, of Trumann, died Saturday, August 15, 2015 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro at the age of 58. Mr. Kirkland lived his lifetime in Trumann and was a retired plumber. Mr. Kirkland was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Rex Kirkland and Mary Geneva West Kirkland...
Dorohy LaFarlett (08/18/15)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Dorothy Mae Carter LaFarlett, 90, of Trumann, passed away Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House. She was born March 18, 1925 in Chewalla, Tenn. to the late Charles Webster (Charlie) and Tabbie Hively Carter. ...
Wanda Coots (08/18/15)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Wanda Lee Coots of Trumann died Thursday, August 13, 2015 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro at the age of 88. She was born Sunday, July 3, 1927 in Ingram, Kent. to the late Lonnie Wingo and Sarah Elizabeth Wienetke Reeves. Mrs. ...
Robert Langley (08/18/15)
MARKED TREE -- Robert Jerry Langley, of Marked Tree, passed away August 16, 2015 at the age of 74 at St. Bernards in Jonesboro. Mr. Langley was born to Robert and Ava Lee Langley in Yazoo County, Miss. He was a retired truck driver. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister Patsy Wolleson; one brother Sam Langley; and one grandchild Billy Davis. ...
Finis Gray (08/17/15)
POUGHKEEPSIE, ARK. - Mr. Finis "Bunky" Gray, 68, of Poughkeepsie, Arkansas, passed away on Friday, August 15, 2015 at the Walnut Ridge Nursing and Rehab Center. Mr. Gray was born on December 4, 1946 in Tyronza to the late Finis Grover and Augusta Birmingham Gray. Mr. Gray was of the Baptist Faith and enjoyed hunting and fishing...
Dewayne Kegley (08/17/15)
MARKED TREE - Dewayne Kegley, 73, of Marked Tree passed from this life on Thursday August 6, 2015 in Marked Tree. He was born on August 18, 1941 to Lloyd and Marcella Shelton Kegley. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed golfing with his friends and was loved and will be missed by all his family and friends...
Dorothy Langston (08/17/15)
LEPANTO - Dorothy Langston, 77, of Lepanto passed with all of her family surrounding her on Thursday, August 6, 2015 in Jonesboro. She was born on October 22, 1937 to Charles and Ruby Farley Hindman. She was a member of the Lepanto Assembly of God for 50 years plus, worked in the woman and children ministries, loved working in her yard and house and held a very special place in her heart for all of her grandchildren...
O'Lester Wise, Sr. (08/17/15)
ST. LOUIS -- Funeral services were held August 7 at Our Lady of the Presentation for O'Lester Wise, Sr. He passed from this life July 29, 2015. Mr. Wise was born March 29, 1944 in Joiner to the union of Nathaniel and Robizina (Bell) Wise, both who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his siblings Arma Dean, Arthur Clarence, Nathaniel, Jr., Teretha Mason, and Geleatha Edwards...
Betty Lou Qualls (08/04/15)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Betty Lou Qualls of Trumann died Thursday, July 30, 2015 at her residence at the age of 79. She was born Monday, January 6, 1936 in Clarksville, and lived most of her life in Trumann. She was a former employee of the Singer Company in Trumann and of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Qualls was preceded in death by her husband, J. C. Qualls; five sisters; and two brothers...
Nick Busch (08/04/15)
MARKED TREE - Nick Busch, 38, of Marked Tree, passed from this life on Saturday, August 1, 2015. He was born on August 21, 1976 to Albert Busch Jr and Mary Kent. He is preceded in death by his parents. Nick is survived by his sister Christi Murray of Jonesboro; three sons Landon Stotts of Trumann, Murray Stotts of Trumann and his dog Flip/Bitty Bitty; two nephews Austin and Matthew Murray; one niece Misty Murray; Great Nephew Connor Turman; one grandchild Lynnlee Stotts; two half -brothers Kirk Busch and Bert Busch; and three half -sisters Dorene Albright, Cindy Nieckula and Carolyn Golden.. ...
Thomas "Tommy" Long (08/04/15)
MARION - Mr. Thomas Lee "Tommy" Long, 67, of Marion died Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at the family residence in Marion. He was born in Michigan City, Ind., and had lived in Marion for the last 48 years and formerly of Trumann. Mr. Long was a Director of Computer Services for Fred's Inc. for 45 years. He loved to fish, enjoyed Razorback football, watching wrestling but most of all he loved spending time with his kids. Mr. Long was preceded in death by his father, Harold Long...
Terry Becht (08/04/15)
PROCTOR - Terry Becht, 65, of Proctor died Thursday, July 30, 2015 at his home. Mr. Becht was preceded in death by his parents, Patrick Joseph Lanning and Dorothy Ada Carver Lanning; and by two sisters Patricia Becht and Mary Ann Becht. Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Glenda Becht; four sons Christopher Becht of Proctor, Benjamin Whittemore (Heather) of Proctor, Jerry Dean Becht of Longview, Tex. ...
Phillip Hancock (07/29/15)
TRUMANN - Mr. Phillip Lee Hancock of Jonesboro died Saturday, July 25, 2015 at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro at the age of 38. He was born Saturday, August 7, 1976 in Newport and had lived most of his lifetime in Jonesboro. He was a member of First United Pentecostal Church in Trumann. Mr. Hancock was preceded in death by his father, Lee Allen Hancock...
Ovada Phillips (07/28/15)
TRUMANN -- Ovada Phillips passed away July 28, 2015 at the age of 102. She was a resident at Arlington Cove in Trumann. She was born to John and Gruty Jane Bromley in Alabama. Mrs. Phillips had retired from the Trumann School District as a cafeteria worker. ...
Sherry Collins (07/27/15)
MARKED TREE - Sherry Collins, 59, of Marked Tree passed from this life on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. She was born on August 16, 1955 in Joiner to Roy and Reba Gray Marrs. Mrs. Collins is preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Dennis Marrs and Buddy Marrs; and three sisters, Connie Easley, Karen Sanders and Vickie Marrs...
James Lackey (07/27/15)
TRUMANN - Mr. James Lloyd "Jim" Lackey of Trumann died Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro at the age of 85. Mr. Lackey was born Friday, April 18, 1930 in Cairo, Ill. and lived most of his lifetime in Trumann. He was a retired executive director of Trumann Housing Authority, an Army veteran of the Korean War, an avid Razorback fan, a charter member and long time secretary of the Trumann Supper Club and a member of First United Methodist Church in Trumann. ...
Dora Dungan (07/27/15)
TRUMANN - During a brief stay at Arlington Cove Health and Rehab, at age 75, Dora got the call that the deposit had been paid and her Heavenly Home was ready. Dora shed her burdens, pain, and worries and has moved in. Dora was born and raised in Gadsden, Ala. by her late parents, Thomas Guy Simeon and Ollie Vae Fletcher Carr. She was preceded in death by two sisters...
Daisy Cromwell (07/21/15)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Daisy Irene Cromwell of Trumann died Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro at the age of 64. She was born in Huntsville, Ala. and had lived the last 20 years in Trumann and was formerly of Marked Tree. She was employed by Nestle of Jonesboro and a member of Sneed Street Baptist in Marked Tree. She was preceded in death by one son, Vance Daniel Armstrong; one brother, Roy Anderson; and her parents, Charlie and Dorothy Hayes Anderson...
James Smith (07/21/15)
JONESBORO -- James Darnell Smith of Jonesboro passed away July 3, 2015 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro at the age of 72. Mr. Smith was born in St. Louis to Lula and James Smith, Sr. He was a plant supervisor at Contico and of the Baptist faith. ...
Richard Woodruff (07/21/15)
TRUMANN - Mr. Richard Charles Woodruff, 70 of Trumann, died Thursday, July 9, 2015 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Mr. Woodruff was born in Fresno, Calif. and had lived most of his lifetime in Trumann. He was a retired farmer, board member for the Trumann Rural Water and Drainage District #7 and was a deacon of the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Louise Borum Woodruff...
Gary Bushong (07/07/15)
JONESBORO - Mr. Gary Allan Bushong of Jonesboro died Monday, June 29, 2015 at his mother's residence in Jonesboro at the age of 39. Mr. Bushong was born in Memphis and had live most of his lifetime in the Trumann area. He was employed by APEX Tool Group of Jonesboro and of the Pentecostal faith. Mr. Bushong was preceded in death by his grandparents, Gene and Delena Willcockson and Junior Bushong and James "Dub" Ealey...
Cecil Bearden, Sr. (06/30/15)
MARKED TREE - Cecil R. Bearden, Sr., 93, of Marked Tree passed away on June 29, 2015 in Jonesboro. He is survived by his wife, Clara Edith Bearden; his children, Cecil Bearden, Jr. (Marion), Joyce Howard (Glynn), Becky Howe (Richard); a daughter-in-law, Becky Bearden; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren...
Mary Frances James Tull (06/30/15)
BETHEL SPRINGS, TENN. - Mary Frances James Tull was born November 4, 1927 in Caruthersville, Mo., the daughter of the late Jessie Tillman and Mary Ada Woods James. She was raised in Weona, graduating from Marked Tree High School in 1946. She attended Baptist Hospital School of Nursing, Memphis, graduating in 1950. ...
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