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Patricia Cone (04/22/15)
MARKED TREE - Patricia Ann Cone, 75, of Marked Tree passed away April 16, 2015. She is preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Cone; her parents, Edward and Edna Charlton; and a grandson, Wesley Good. She is survived by four daughters, Virginia Johnson (Curtis) of Lowell, Ark., Sara Good (Warren) of Memphis, Tenn., Pamela Morgan of Marked Tree, and Sherry Williams (Patrick) of Turrell, Ark; seven grandchildren, Heather Milam, Jessica Fernandez, Brittany Hardin, Kiara Johnson, Bobby Johnson, Devin Williams, Patrick Williams; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Barbara Fili; and six brothers. ...
Troy Kelley (04/22/15)
TEXAS -- Troy Kelley, 81, passed on to his heavenly home on March 28, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer. Troy was to loving parents and was raised in Marked Tree as one of 12 children on a sharecropper's farm. In high school he earned All-State honors in football. ...
Rue Pace, Jr. (04/16/15)
TYRONZA - Rue L. Pace, Jr., 54, of Tyronza, AR passed away April 14, 2015. Rue was baptized into Christ at 23 years of age and worshipped with the Tyronza Church of Christ. He is preceded in death by his mother, Coravallene Pace; and two sisters, Eileen Schmidt and Corinne Durfee...
Doris Rowlett Boyles (04/16/15)
WEST MEMPHIS - Doris Rowlett Boyles, 85, of West Memphis died Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Doris was a member of the First United Methodist Church in West Memphis and a member of the United Methodist Women. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Ida Rowlett; a daughter, Jonanna Boyles; a sister, Betty Sue Rowlett; and two brothers Jack Rowlett and Jerry Rowlett...
Michael "Lynn" Roberts (04/15/15)
JONESBORO - Michael "Lynn" Roberts, 53, of Jonesboro entered his heavenly home Thursday, March 26, 2015 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House. He was born on August 21, 1961 in West Memphis to Andrew and Lula Roberts. Lynn graduated from Arkansas State University with a Bachelors Degree in Business Management in 1984. ...
Willard (Ted) Prestidge (04/15/15)
TYRONZA - Willard Roosevelt (Ted) Prestidge, 93, of Tyronza, Arkansas passed from this life Monday, April 13, 2015 in Marked Tree. He was born on April 20, 1921 to J.H. Sr. and Flonnie Prestidge. Mr. Prestidge was a graduate of Tyronza High School, went to college at Mississippi State, was a member of the Sigma Pi Faternity and he served in WWII from1942-1945. ...
Jacky Holmes (04/15/15)
TRUMANN -- Jacky Leanear Holmes, of Trumann, passed away April 12, 2015 at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro at the age of 54. Mr. Holmes was born in Lake Providence, La. to the late Cecil and Edna Holmes. He was a boat captain and of the Christian faith. ...
Vernell Edwards (04/08/15)
BEEBE - Vernell Edwards, 98, of Beebe, Ark. died Tuesday, April 7, 2015. She was a homemaker and a farmer. She was a member of Stoney Point United Methodist Church. Vernell is survived by two sons, Jim (Liz) Edwards of Sherwood and Jerry (Patsy) Edwards of Beebe; two daughters, Phyllis Adkins of Sherwood and Glenda Drace of Marked Tree; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Mattie Ruth Fisher of Beebe; three brothers, Brewer Hefner of Searcy, Carthel Hefner of McCrory and Dale Hefner of Beebe; and a host of nieces and nephews.. ...
Early Halsey (04/08/15)
TRUMANN - Mr. Earl Wayne "Howdy" Halsey, 68, of Trumann died Thursday, April 2, 2015 at the family residence. He was born in Monette and had lived in Trumann since 1973 and was formerly of Lake City. He was retired from Delta Tool, Veteran of the U.S. ...
Shirley Upton (04/08/15)
JONESBORO - Mrs. Shirley E. Upton of Jonesboro died Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at the family residence in Jonesboro. She was 73 years of age. Mrs. Upton was born in Jonesboro and had lived most of her lifetime in the Jonesboro area. She was a housewife and of the Pentecostal faith. ...
Debra Kay Hollimon (04/08/15)
JONESBORO - Ms. Debra Kay Hollimon of Jonesboro died Saturday, March 28, 2015 at NEA Baptist in Jonesboro at the age of 38. Ms. Hollimon was born in Jonesboro and had lived most of her lifetime in the Trumann and Jonesboro area. She was a former manager of McDonalds and of the Baptist faith. Ms. Hollimon was preceded in death by her parents, John L. and Bonnie Thompson Hollimon...
Clois Thomas "Tommy" Skipper (04/03/15)
TYRONZA -- Clois Thomas "Tommy" Skipper of Tyronza passed away April 1, 2015 at Methodist Hospital in Memphis at the age of 73. He was born in Greenville, Ala. to Herbert and Sally Skipper. Mr. Skipper was a farmer and a member of the Marked Tree Church of God. ...
Clara Hand (03/25/15)
MARKED TREE - Mrs. Clara Lee Hand, 93, of Marked Tree passed away at St. Bernard's Hospital in Jonesboro Sunday, March 22, 2015. Mrs. Hand was born June 18, 1921 to Alvie and Mae Dover Wilson in Florence, Ala. Mrs. Hand was a member of the Central Baptist church in Marked Tree, enjoyed reading her Bible and attending church, loved to read books of all kinds, and loved spending time with her family...
Shirley McCorkle (03/25/15)
MARKED TREE - Shirley McCorkle, 72, of Marked Tree passed from this life on Sunday, March 15, 2015 in Booneville, Mo. She was born on November 30, 1942 to Morris and Virginia Aliene Helms Phillips. She was a mother, sister and grandmother and she also worked at Mid South in Marked Tree for over 12 years...
Betty Lou Long (03/25/15)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Betty Lou Bivens Long of Trumann died Friday, March 20, 2015 at Baptist East in Memphis, Tenn., at the age of 67. She was born Monday, November 24, 1947 in Trumann and was a lifetime resident of Trumann, was a cook for several restaurants in Trumann and of the Protestant faith. Mrs. Long was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie O'Neal Long; one grandson, Austin Michael Burchell; and her parents, Louie Wade and Hattie Rowena Ursery Bivens...
Marguerite Stacy (03/18/15)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Marguerite Viola Stacy, 84, of Trumann died Monday, March 16, 2015 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Ark. She was born in Trumann, Ark., and lived most of her lifetime in Trumann. She was a former member of the Order of The Eastern Star, in past years she worked at Humphreys Jewelry Store and was a manager of the jewelry dept. ...
Keith Swink (03/17/15)
Mr. Warren Keith Swink of Trumann died Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark., at the age of 62 years, 4 months and 8 days. He was born Monday, November 3, 1952 in Trumann, Ark., and had lived his lifetime in Trumann. He was a retired truck driver and a member of Viva Drive Church of Christ. Mr. Swink was preceded in death by his parents, J.L. and Gladys Tucker Swink, Jr...
Evelyn Wood (03/17/15)
HARLINGEN, TEX. - Evelyn F. Wood (88) passed away early Sunday morning March 15, 2015. She was a resident of Canterbury Court, Harlingen, Tex. She was born Easter Sunday, April 4, 1926 to Hugh and Thelma (Parks) Fowler at Ennis, Tex. She is survived by her husband of seventy-one years Winston Wood. ...
Kathlyn "Kacky" Yarbrough (03/17/15)
VESTAVIA, ALA. - Kathlyn, "Kacky", Williams Yarbrough, 83, of Vestavia, Ala. and formerly of Trumann, passed away on Monday, March 2, 2015 while attempting recovery from emergency surgery at UAB Hospital in Birmingham. She is survived by her son Tommy Yarbrough (Donna) of Cherokee Village and Ferrell Hinds (Jean) of Memphis; three granddaughters Ann Marie Karaki (Don) of the home, Elizabeth D'Alessandro (Adam) of Lillington, N.C. ...
Maggie Callison (03/17/15)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Maggie Marquerite Tatum Callison, 85, of Trumann died Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at the Three Rivers Nursing Center in Marked Tree. Mrs. Callison was born June 9, 1929 in Desha and had live most of her lifetime in Trumann. She was a retired employee of the Singer Company in Trumann and of the Christian faith. Mrs. Callison was preceded in death by one brother, John Marvin Martin. She was the daughter of the late Lee Roy and Linda Jones Martin...
John Martin (03/17/15)
TRUMANN - Mr. John Marvin Martin of Trumann died Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at Arlington Cove in Trumann at the age of 79. He was born July 10, 1935 in Desha and was a lifetime resident of Trumann. He was retired from the City of Trumann and Singer Company and a member of First Christian Church in Trumann. He was preceded in death by one sister, Marguerite Tatum Callison; and his parents, Lee Roy and Liona May Jones Martin...
Vivian Hinds Presley (03/17/15)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Vivian Hinds Presley, 90, of Trumann died Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at St. Elizabeth Place in Jonesboro. Mrs. Presley was born in Hergett, Ark. and lived most of her life in Trumann. She spent the last seven years as a resident of St. Elizabeth Place in Jonesboro. ...
Sarah Thorn (03/17/15)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Sarah Carolyn Thorn, 72, of Trumann died Monday, March 9, 2015, at the family residence in Trumann. She was born in Cash and had lived most of her lifetime in Trumann. Mrs. Thorn was a retired clerk and a member of Maple Grove Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Thorn; three sisters; one brother; and her parents, Elmer Clarence and Carrie Alma Webster Dunman...
Tiffany Benton (03/11/15)
LEPANTO -- Tiffany Nicole Benton of Lepanto passed away March 6, 2015 at the age of 27. Tiffany was the daughter of James Dale Jones of Lepanto and Lois Johnson of Paragould. She was born in Lepanto and was a homemaker. She is survived by her parents; her son James Wesley Benton of Lepanto; grandmother Vonetta Maness of Jonesboro; sister Crystal Gail Jones of Lepanto; two half-sisters Jamie Dawn Jones of Trumann and Melissa Ann Frre of West Virginia; and one half-brother Jeremy Jones of Trumann. ...
John Carson (03/11/15)
MARKED TREE -- John Thomas Carson of Marked Tree, died Feb. 28, 2015 at Three Rivers in Marked Tree at the age of 98. Mr. Carson was born July 22, 1916 in Lepanto to Jess and Estella Robertson Carson. He was a Methodist. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Georgia Carson; one grandson Curtis Carson; one son-in-law Buckie Fires; two sisters Pauline Harris and Lucille Nash; and three brothers Chester, Carlos and Mann Carson. ...
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