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Linda Fraser (03/16/17)
WYNNE - Mrs. Linda Diane Fraser departed this life Saturday, March 11, 2017 in Wynne at the age of 66. Mrs. Fraser was born September 17, 1950 in Jonesboro, Ark. to Frank W. Young and Pearl M. Tiger Young. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith...
Lou Harlan (03/16/17)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Mary Louise "Lou" Harlan departed this life Thursday, March 9, 2017 in Jonesboro, Ark. at the age of 91. She was born Thursday, September 17, 1925 in Lunsford, Ark. and had lived most of her lifetime in Trumann. Mrs. Harlan was a retired school teacher from the Trumann School District and a very active member of First Baptist Church for 65 years. ...
Vernon Wilson (03/16/17)
TRUMANN - Mr. Vernon Autry Wilson of Trumann departed this life on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark., at the age of 76. Mr. Wilson was born Sunday, June 9, 1940 in Senath, Mo. and lived most of his life in Trumann. ...
Ed Richardson (03/16/17)
TRUMANN - Mr. Edward Lee "Ed" Richardson of Trumann departed this life on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro, Ark. at the age of 77. He was born Friday, December 29, 1939 in Landis, Ark., and had lived in Trumann since 1970. He was a retired elementary principal for the Trumann School District and a member of the First Baptist Church in Trumann. He was preceded in death by one brother, one sister, and his parents, Ezra Coy and Delphia Massey Richardson...
Ron Heard (03/16/17)
TAMPA, FLA - Mr. Ron Heard departed this life on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at Florida Hospital of Tampa at the age of 68. He was born Tuesday, December 21, 1948 in Jonesboro and lived in Tampa, Fla. since 1975 and was formerly of Trumann. Mr. Heard graduated Central High School in 1966 and Arkansas State University in 1971. ...
Daniel Hellums (03/16/17)
TRUMANN - Mr. Daniel Franklin Hellums of Trumann departed this life Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark., at the age of 48. He was born Sunday, February 9, 1969 in Osecola, Ark., and lived most of his lifetime in Trumann, Ark. He was a tree trimmer and of the Baptist faith. Mr. Hellums was preceded in death by his mother, Geneva Sweenie Hellums...
Randy Isbell (03/16/17)
CARTERSVILLE, GA. - Mr. Randy Isbell departed this life Monday, March 6, 2017 in Cartersville, Ga. at the age of 60. Mr. Isbell was born July 5, 1956 in Turrell, Ark. Mr. Isbell was a retired factory worker, Cass High School Booster Club President, competed in the Jack Daniels Invitational World Cook-Off in 2015 and was the creator of Steel Kookin BBQ Sauce and Catering. He also won nunerous awards for the BBQ sauce and pulled pork. He was a member of the U.S. Army National Guard...
Bobbye Lunsford (03/16/17)
CARAWAY - Mrs. Bobbye Jean Lunsford departed this life Monday March 6, 2017 in Caraway at the age of 76. Mrs. Lunsford was born December 31, 1940 in Osceola, Ark. Mrs. Lunsford was retired from Viskase Corp. and was a member of the Keiser Full Gospel...
Monroe Love (03/16/17)
EARLE - Mr. Monroe Love departed this life Friday, March 3, 2017 in Memphis, Tenn. at the age of 58. Mr. Love was born January 19, 1959 in Marked Tree, Ark. He was a factory worker and of the Baptist faith. Mr. Love is survived by two daughters, Cherelle Love of Marked Tree and Christy Ramey of Port Hueneme, Cal.; one sister, Letha (Steve) Atwater of Brookville, Md.; five brothers, Malcolm Love of Marked Tree, Clarence (Sharon) Love of Oceanside, Cal., robert (Toni) Love of Detroit, Mich., Willie Hendrix of Marked Tree and R.C. ...
Harry D. East (03/08/17)
MARION - Harry D. East 83, of Marion, Ark. died Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Mr. East was the President of East Cotton Company and a United States Marine Corps Veteran. Mr. East is survived by his wife, Gloria D. ...
Gloria Plunkett (03/08/17)
TYRONZA - Ms. Aurora Gloria Plunkett departed this life Friday, March 3, 2017, in Jonesboro at the age of 74. Ms. Plunkett was born September 1, 1942 in Proctor, Ark. to Franklin and Julie Rios. Ms. Plunkett was a homemaker and a member of Barton Chapel...
Kingston Ingram (03/07/17)
TRUMANN - Kingston Blake Ingram, infant son of Brandon Baker and Robin Ingram departed this life on Monday, February 27, 2017 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. Kingston was born Tuesday, November 1, 2016 in New Albany, Miss. He was preceded in death by one brother, Tyresse Bradley...
Jean Meeker (03/07/17)
JONESBORO - Mrs. Bessie Jean Meeker departed this life Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at the family residence in Jonesboro, Ark. She was born in and lived most of her lifetime in Jonesboro. Mrs. Meeker was a kitchen worker for Valley View School District and of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by one sister, Barbara Pipkin; and her parents, Herbert and Lora Marie Thomas Meeker...
Pauline Talley (03/07/17)
MEMPHIS, TN - Mrs. Pauline Duke Talley, 85, departed this life Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at Germantown Methodist Hospital. She was born in Caraway and lived in Memphis the last 7 years and was formerly of the Trumann area. She was a housewife and of the Baptist faith. ...
Raymond Whittingham (03/02/17)
TRUMANN - Mr. Raymond Whittingham, 88, departed this life Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. He was born July 20, 1928 in and lived his lifetime in Trumann. Mr. Whittingham was a retired maintenance worker at the Singer Co. ...
Jimmie Hopkins (02/27/17)
BAY - Mrs. Jimmie Pearl Hopkins, 73, departed this life Wednesday, February 22, 2017. She was born Saturday, May 15, 1943 in Haskell, Tex. and lived the last 15 years in Bay and was formerly from California. Mrs. Hopkins was retired from Circle City Hospital in California. She was preceded in death by one brother, one sister, and her parents...
Michael McCarty (02/27/17)
ARLINGTON, Texas - Michael Darwin McCarty, 57, of Arlington, Tex. passed away peacefully in his sleep on February 16, 2017. Michael was born on October 9, 1959 in Trumann, Ark. After graduating from Trumann High in 1978, he received his Bachelor of Science degree from Arkansas State University in 1984. ...
Patricia Raymond (02/23/17)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Patricia Louise Raymond departed this life on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro, Ark., at the age of 69. Mrs. Raymond was born Tuesday, October 7, 1947 in Trumann, Ark., and lived most of her lifetime in Trumann. She was a housewife and a member of McCormick Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Ashley Raymond; one brother, Jimmy Jones; and her parents, Odis and Ida Mae Rodney Jones...
Aaron Moss (02/21/17)
SANTA ROSA - Mr. Aaron Neal Moss departed this life on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the family residence in Santa Rosa, Cal. at the age of 29 years. He was born Wednesday, February 25, 1987 in Jonesboro, Ark. and had lived most of his lifetime in Trumann before moving to California. Mr. Moss was a chemist for a winery. He was preceded in death by his adopted father, James Doyle Moss...
Earnest Madden (02/16/17)
TRUMANN - Earnest Eugene Madden, departed this life under the care of hospice on February 13, 2017 at St. Bernards Medical Center. He was born March 6, 1940 in Marked Tree, Arkansas to the late Charlie Edward Madden and Hazel Juanita Madden. He married his childhood sweetheart Goldie Lorraine May Madden September 26, 1959. ...
Freddie Walls (02/15/17)
TRUMANN - Mr. Freddie Lee Walls, 86, departed this life Thursday, February 9, 2017, at NEA Baptist Hospital. He was born and was a lifetime resident of Trumann, Ark. He was a retired factory worker and of the Baptist faith. Mr. Walls was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Cummings Walls; one step-brother, Billy Ray Smith and his parents J.C. and Bertha Richardson Walls...
Mary Loveless (02/08/17)
TRUMANN - Ms. Mary G. Loveless, 84, of Trumann departed this life Monday, February 6, 2017 in Jonesboro, Ark. She was born Friday, April 22, 1932 in Ardmore, Tenn., and lived most of her lifetime in Trumann. She was a retired supervisor for the Singer Co., and was a member of Viva Drive Church of Christ. ...
William Brewington (02/07/17)
MARION - Mr. William Edward Brewington, 86, passed away on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. Mr. Brewington was born January 23, 1931 in Savannah, Tenn. to Barney and Mattie Brewington. Mr. Brewington was preceded in death by three brothers, Clyde Brewington, Vernon Brewington and Hoover Brewington; five sisters, Mary Robbins, Marie McCorkle, Ruby Farley, Ruth Morgan and Mable Wylie and his parents...
Geraldine McDaniel (02/07/17)
JONESBORO - Mrs. Geraldine Delores McDaniel, 86, departed this life Wednesday, February 1, 2017, at Craighead Nursing Center in Jonesboro. Mrs. McDaniel was born in Leachville, Ark., and was formerly of Watervliet, Mich. before moving to Jonesboro. She was a retired emergency room nurse and was of the Church of Christ faith. ...
Velma Lindley Thrasher (02/02/17)
PROCTOR - Velma Parks Lindley Thrasher, 88, passed away Monday, January 30, 2017 at her home. Mrs. Thrasher was born November 18, 1928 in Booneville, Miss. to the late Julius and Ottis Parks. She is survived by six sons, Julian (Dely) Lindley of Olive Branch, Miss., Jesse Lindley of Proctor, Homer Lindley of Proctor, Robert (Riza) Lindley of Millington, Donald Lindley of Marion and Ronald Lindley of Marion; four daughters, Judy Padilla of Proctor, Patricia Tacito of Marion, Mary (Jack) Smithey of West Memphis and Stella Cook of West Memphis; 17 grandchildren, Samantha, Allissa, Iana, Matt, David, Kelley, Michael, Molly, LeErin, KaShaundra, Justin, Benjamin, Misty, Regena, Racheal, Ashley and Chad; 33 great-grandchildren: Lindley "Alex", Royce, Tyler, Faith, Mason, Elizabeth, Blakely, Cash, Kaleigh, Paige, Tyler, Tyler Marie, Michael, Rosa, Dakota, Lisa, Harley, Kennedy, Caleb, Ty, Miles, Matthew, Maisy, Jesse, Madison, Brenton, Jaxon, Elon, MaKenna, Leightyn, Chad, Keegan, and Cade; three great-great grandchildren: Kane, Kamden and Ashton.. ...
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  • Your Heart Versus Your Head
    Does the frequently-repeated notion that human compassion and love come from the heart rather than the brain have any scientific basis? —L.J. Garvin in Annandale, Virginia Nope, none. Your brain is the source of both your thoughts and your feelings. View the original at Parade or follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Google+
  • Nexus4: Connect the dots – March 25
    To solve online, click the link below the puzzle. How to play Nexus4 Also, try Nexus4 for beginners and Other Nexus4’s Solve online (thanks to J. Eric Ivancich) About Nexus Puzzles If you like Numbrix, try Jadium, usually a harder version. View the original at Parade or follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Google+
  • Jadium – March 25
    How to play Jadium Also, try Nexus4 puzzles Monday and Tuesday – 16 givens, Wednesday to Sunday – 4 to 15 givens To solve online, copy the puzzle between the delimiters (the date and the nine puzzle rows), then click here for where to paste the copied puzzle. (Thanks to Kenneth R. Whitaker.) *** March 25, 2017 __ __ […]
  • Elton John Celebrates a Milestone Birthday! ‘You’re Only As Old As You Feel Inside’
    A big birthday is coming up for Elton John, and he’s taking it in stride. “Some people don’t like birthdays, they don’t like celebrating, they don’t want to know about them,” the music icon, who turns 70 on March 25, said in a recent interview with Beats 1’s Zane Lowe. “I’ve always enjoyed [my] birthday.” He […]
  • Numbrix 9 – March 25
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  • Katy Mixon on the End of Mike & Molly and Playing Another Katie in Her New Show, American Housewife
    Katy Mixon spent six years as Melissa McCarthy’s party-girl sister Victoria on Mike & Molly before landing the starring role in the new ABC series American Housewife. The Pensacola, Florida native, 36, plays Katie Otto, whose flawed family moves to the wealthy town of Westport, Connecticut, for the schools, but it turns out they are […]
  • Excerpt: Yankees Historian Brings Baseball Legend to Life in Casey Stengel
    The infamous Casey Stengel remains one of baseball’s all-time best-loved characters, both for his quirks and for his talent. Stengel spent many years in the spotlight over his five decades in the MLB—winning a full 10 pennants and seven World Series Championships—yet much remains unknown about the legendary manager. In Casey Stengel: Baseball’s Greatest Character […]
  • Alison Sweeney Hints at ‘Surprises for Fans’ in the Upcoming Murder, She Baked Mystery Movie
    Alison Sweeney can’t wait for fans to see the fifth installment in the Murder, She Baked series, which she describes as a “super fun murder mystery.” In Murder, She Baked: Just Desserts, which airs on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries on March 26 at 9 p.m. ET, Sweeney is back as small-town sleuth Hannah Swensen. She also […]
  • Watch Jessica Chastain Introduce the Trailer for Her New Film, The Zookeeper’s Wife
    Jessica Chastain stars in the true story of The Zookeeper’s Wife, which opens March 31, about a Polish woman and her husband who protected Jewish people during World War II by hiding them in the Warsaw Zoo. Chastain, 40, who was raised in Sacramento, California, has three films in the can: Woman Walks Ahead and […]
  • Tolkien Reading Day: How to Celebrate the Literary Legend
    For 14 years, fans of John Ronald Reuel Tolkien have been celebrating his life and works annually on March 25. Organized by the Tolkien Society, Tolkien Reading Day encourages fans to read their favorite passages from the master storyteller. J.R.R. Tolkien, who was born in South Africa in 1892 and eventually moved to England, became one of the most distinguished […]