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Hubert C. Coke, Jr. (02/24/15)
HARRISBURG - Mr. Hubert C. "H.C." Coke, Jr., of Harrisburg died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015 at Three Rivers Nursing Center in Marked Tree at the age of 94. Mr. Coke was born Thursday, Sept. 23, 1920 near Smithville, Ark. and had lived in Harrisburg since 1950. ...
Wilma Mae Madden (02/24/15)
TYRONZA - Mrs. Wilma Mae Madden of Tyronza died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro at the age of 89. She was born Saturday, Jan. 23, 1926 in Ravenden Springs, Ark. to the late W. M. and Rosa Hughes Riddle. Mrs. Madden had lived in Tyronza for the past 45 years and was formerly of Trumann. ...
Jeffery Avery (02/24/15)
BLYTHEVILLE -- Jeffery Allen Avery, 49, of Blytheville passed away at home Feb. 19, 2015. He was born in Blytheville to Jimmy and Pat Stubbs Avery. He had been employed with American Greetings for several years. He was a Christian and attended Grace Life Church in Blytheville...
Nora Juanita Scott (02/18/15)
LEPANTO - Nora Juanita Scott, 85, of Lepanto passed away Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015 in Paragould. She was born on Feb.11, 1930 to the late Emmitt and Tip Missouri Zills. She was a member of Church of Christ of Lepanto, and a retired employee from American Greetings. ...
Charles Thomas Montgomery (02/18/15)
TRUMANN - Mr. Charles Thomas Montgomery, 93, of Trumann, went home to be with his Heavenly Father on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015 in Trumann. Mr. Montgomery was born Feb.10, 1922 in Victoria, Ark., to the late Charles Minor and Ida Lorene Richardson Montgomery and had lived in Trumann since 1949. ...
Jimmy Dale Bullock (02/18/15)
TRUMANN - Mr. Jimmy Dale Bullock of Trumann died Wednesday, Feb.11, 2015 at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro at the age of 69. Mr. Bullock was born Wednesday, July 4, 1945 in Booneville, Miss., and had lived most of his life in Trumann. He was a retired auto mechanic and of the Pentecostal faith. He was preceded in death by one sister, Dorothy Bullock Halfacre and his parents, Willard Cecil and Lucy Lee Sanderson Bullock...
Mary Julia Houston (02/18/15)
TRUMANN - Mary Julia Houston, age 89, of Trumann, died Feb. 12, 2015, at the Flo and Phil Jones' Hospice House in Jonesboro. She was born Dec. 17, 1925, in Trumann to the late J. F. and Virginia Lady. She was retired from the Trumann School District as high school guidance counselor. ...
Maxine Branch Rye (02/11/15)
BLACK OAK -- Maxine Branch Rye, 85, of the Black Oak community went to be with the Lord Monday, Feb. 9, 2015. She was born March 5, 1929, to Ernie and Armetha Branch. She and Johnny Rye were married Aug. 6, 1946. They owned Johnny Rye Grocery Store in Black Oak for 51 years. She was of the Christian faith and was a member of the Church of God in Marked Tree...
Mary Lou Taylor (02/04/15)
MARION - Mary Lou Taylor, 79, of Marion died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015 at her home in Marion. Mrs. Taylor was a member of Hwy 64 Church of Christ and a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Freddie Taylor of Marion; a daughter, Diane Ballard (Mac) of Center Town, Tenn.; Sister Charlene Simmons of Ft. Smith; four grandchildren, Natasha Duck, Kayla Ballard, Emily Ballard and Joshua Ballard; and Nine Great Grandchildren...
Lisa Ivy (02/04/15)
TRUMANN - Ms. Lisa Gale Ivy, age 53, of Trumann passed away Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, at her daughter's residence in Lakeland, Fla. She was born September 27, 1961 in Harrisburg and had lived most of her lifetime in Trumann and was formerly of Florida. She was an Insurance Agent and of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by one brother, Dennis Guthrie and her parents, Lloyd and Juanita Clem Guthrie...
Tommy Conway (01/28/15)
Mr. Tommy Ray Conway of Harrison, Ark., died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 at Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg, Kan. at the age of 73. He was born in Trumann and had lived in Harrison for the past 16 years and was formerly of Jonesboro. Mr. Conway was an Air Force veteran, a retired dispatcher and a member of Whitton Baptist Church in Whitton, Ark. He was preceded in death by one brother, Jackie Conway and his parents, Ray and Retha Raney Conway...
Ronnie Liles (01/28/15)
JONESBORO - Mr. Ronnie Liles Jonesboro, Ark., died Monday, Jan. 26, 2015 at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro at the age of 65. Mr. Liles was born Saturday, June 18, 1949 in Batesville and had lived most of his lifetime in the Trumann and Jonesboro area. He was an Air Force veteran, a retired construction worker and of the Baptist faith. Mr. Liles was preceded in death by one sister, JoAnn Liles and his parents, Lee Roy and Mabel Leeann Wilkins Liles...
Dottie Hicks (01/28/15)
Mrs. Dottie Jean Hicks, 68, of Paragould died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 at the family residence in Paragould. She was born in Jonesboro and lived in Paragould the last two months and was formerly of Trumann. She was retired from Parker Hannifin and of the Pentecostal faith. Mrs. Hicks was preceded in death by one son, Toney Busby; one sister, Sheila Busby Mitchell; and her parents, Stoney and Mornay Christy Busby...
Elcie McDaniel (01/28/15)
PEORIA HEIGHTS, ILL. -- Elcie McDaniel, 84, of Peoria Heights passed away Jan. 26, 2015, at her residence surrounded by family. Elcie was born on Mar. 27, 1930, in Truman, Ark., to Thomas and Nellie (Nicholas) Goff. She married J.E. McDaniel on Nov. 13, 1949, in Arkansas. They were married for over 40 years. He preceded her in death on Aug. 2, 2006...
Elbert "Tommy" Jones (01/22/15)
TRUMANN - Mr. Elbert "Tommy" Jones, died Jan.15, 2015 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro at the age of 86. Mr. Jones was born in Pittsburg, Tex., to the late Crosby Jackson and Sylvia Davis Jones and lived most of his lifetime in the Trumann area. ...
Howard Taber (01/22/15)
TRUMANN - Mr. Howard D. Taber, 82, of Trumann, passed away Jan.14, 2015 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House after a brave battle with cancer. Mr. Taber was born in Bay to the late Olan Frank and Effie May Wells Taber. Mr. Taber was of the Pentecostal faith and enjoyed hunting and fishing...
Mary Jo Shipp (01/22/15)
MARYVILLE, TENN. - Mrs. Mary Jo Shipp was born on Dec. 24, 1933 to William and Hester Austin. Mary Jo passed away Friday Jan. 16, 2015 at Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation in Maryville, Tenn. at the age of 81. She was born in Marked Tree and had lived in Maryville for the past 14 years and was formerly of Trumann and Jonesboro...
Dorothy Woodruff (01/22/15)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Dorothy Louise Borum Woodruff of Trumann, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 at the family residence at the age of 94. She was born Sunday, June 13, 1920 in Fort Morgan, Col., and lived most of her lifetime in Trumann. Mrs. Woodruff was a housewife and a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Trumann. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard Borum and Chuck Borum; and her parents, Clarence and Frieda Stephens Borum...
Lois Faye Smith (01/14/15)
CORDOVA, TENN. - Lois Faye Smith, 72, of Cordova, Tenn. died Jan. 10, 2015 at Baptist Reynolds Hospice House in Collierville. Mrs. Smith was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. Her joy in life was spending time with family, antiquing and shopping...
Wilma Joan "Joanie" DiVittorio (01/14/15)
TRUMANN -- Mrs. Wilma Joan "Joanie" DiVittorio, 80, of Trumann died Jan. 11, 2015 at the Arlington Cove Nursing Center in Trumann. She was born in Augusta and had lived most of her lifetime in Trumann. Mrs. DiVittorio was retired from Delta Wood Products and a member of the First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Raymond Fields; and her parents, William and Minnie Craig Dabbs...
Gary Clem (01/13/15)
MEMPHIS, TENN. - Mr. Gary Lee Clem, age 67 of Memphis, Tenn., passed away Dec. 24, 2014 at his home. Born in Jonesboro he was the son of Willie and Ethel Brashears Clem and was of the Pentecostal faith. Mr. Clem was retired from Covington Track and Material in Memphis and enjoyed fishing, landscaping and spending quality time with his family and friends...
Reba Jo Gottfried (01/13/15)
TRUMANN - Ms. Reba Jo Gottfried died Jan. 8, 2015 at Arlington Cove Health Care Center in Trumann at the age of 79. Ms. Gottfried was born in Oil Trough to the late Rudolph and Della Nancy Jane Fuller Gottfried and had lived in Trumann for the past 51 years and was formerly of Newport. ...
Wanda Sharp (01/13/15)
HARRISBURG - Mrs. Wanda Gean Sharp of Harrisburg, died Jan. 8, 2015 at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro at the age of 78. Mrs. Sharp was born in Thayer, Mo. and had lived most of her life in Harrisburg. She was a housewife and of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by one brother and her mother, Ivory Mable Thompson Hooker and step-father, Raymond Louis Hooker...
Alene Walker (12/30/14)
Alene Ryals Walker, 86, of Marked Tree passed away on Dec. 27, 2014. She was born on Nov. 11, 1928 to Everett and Augusta "Dane" Jones Ryals in Elaine, Ark. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Marked Tree. She is survived by one son, Toby Walker of Marked Tree; daughters, Miki (George) Willoughby of Marked Tree and Dana (Bob) Bertrand of Drasco, Ark.; a step-son, Mike (Caroline) Cameron of Jonesboro; 12 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren...
Bill Smallwood (12/30/14)
LEPANTO -- Bill Smallwood of Lepanto passed away Dec. 26, 2014 at the age of 81. He was a retired construction worker. He was born in Selmer, Tenn. Mr. Smallwood is survived by daughters Margie (Bruce) Meurer of Lepanto, Tammie (Nick) Woods of Jonesboro, and Mary (Carl) Raines of Lepanto; one sister Mary F. ...
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