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Charles "Bud" Johnson (09/27/16)
WERNERSVILLE, PA - Charles R. "Bud" Johnson, 87, formerly of Marked Tree, Ark., passed away Sunday, September 25, 2016 in Phoebe Berks Healthcare Center, Wernersville, Penn. He was the widower of Martha "Sue" (Walker) Johnson who passed away November 22, 2003. ...
Mattie Massey-Brown (09/27/16)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Mattie Elizabeth Massey-Brown of Trumann departed this life on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at the Atkins Health and Rehabilitation Center in Atkins, Ark., at the age of 86. She was born in Calhoun County, Miss., to the late William Albert and Birdie Lenora Sanders Thompson and had lived most of her lifetime in Trumann. ...
Eula Moss (09/22/16)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Eula Rivers Moss departed this life on Monday, September 19, 2016 at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro, Ark., at the age of 87. She was born Friday, August 30, 1929 in Ardmore, Ala., and had lived most of her lifetime in Trumann, Ark. Mrs. Moss was a housewife and a member of Calvary Pentecostal Church. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Earl Simpson and John Moss, Jr.; one daughter; two sons, and her parents, Travis and Carrie Morand Hastings...
Steve Goodman (09/19/16)
TRUMANN - Mr. Steven Allen "Stevie Ray" Goodman of Trumann departed this life on Thursday, September 15, 2016 in Blytheville, Ark., at the age of 59. Mr. Goodman was born Friday, October 19, 1956 in Lepanto, Ark., and had lived most of his lifetime in Trumann. He was a construction worker with Smith Construction and of the Methodist faith. Mr. Goodman was preceded in death by one brother, Dan Goodman and his parents, Olin and Verneil Qualls Goodman...
Bobby Madden (09/19/16)
DYERSBURG - Mr. Bobby Ray Madden departed this life Wednesday, September 7, 2016, at his home in Dyersburg, Tenn. Mr. Madden was born June 6, 1955 in Leighton, Ala. to Butler Davis and Elizabeth Madden. He was a painter and of the Baptist faith. Mr. Madden was preceded in death by one sister, Bobbie Jean Madden; one brother, Jerome Madden and his father...
Marion Burks (09/13/16)
MARKED TREE - Mr. Marion Edward Burks departed this life Wednesday, September 7, 2016, in Marked Tree at the age of 78. Mr. Burks was born March 13, 1938 in Marked Tree to Brodie Burks and Ruby Parrish Roe. He was a city worker for Tyronza and a member of Methodist Church...
Ronnie Brewer (09/13/16)
JONESBORO - Mr. Ronnie Gene Brewer departed this life Wednesday, September 7, 2016 in Jonesboro at the age of 63. Mr. Brewer was born February 23, 1953 to Eugene Brewer and Minabelle Kisling Davis. He was a life time resident of Jonesboro, a retired truck driver and a member of Healing Word Worship Center in Jonesboro...
Betty Beebe (09/13/16)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Betty Jean Luna Beebe of Trumann departed this life Friday, September 9, 2016 at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro, Ark., at the age of 79. Mrs. Beebe was born Sunday, July 4, 1937 in Trumann, Ark., to the late Lawrence Kyle "L.K." and Beatrice Parrish Luna and was a lifetime resident of Trumann. ...
Bobby Lyle (09/07/16)
TRUMANN - Mr. Bobby Vann Lyle, 78, of Trumann departed this life on Friday, September 2, 2016 at the family residence in Trumann, Ark. Mr. Lyle was born in Somerville, Ala., and had lived most of his lifetime in Trumann. He was a retired factory worker and of the Baptist faith. Mr. Lyle was preceded in death by two brothers and his parents, Cleman and Katherine Russell Lyle...
Sirboner Stanley (09/07/16)
OSCEOLA - Mrs. Sirboner Lee Stanley departed this life Thursday, August 25, 2016, in Osceola at the age of 106. Mrs. Stanley was born September 8, 1909 in Savannah, Tenn. Mrs. Stanley was a retired cook and of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Stanley was preceded in death by two daughters, Susie Suttles and Lochiabae Stanley; one son, James Robertson; one sister; three brothers; parents, Elmore Allen and step-mother Roxy Allen...
Ruth Burnett-Imler (09/07/16)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Mammie Ruth Craig Burnett Imler of Trumann departed this life on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro, Ark., at the age of 79. Mrs. Imler was born January 30, 1937 to the late Alexander and Elizabeth Stephens Craig. ...
Carolyn Carr (08/31/16)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Carolyn Sue Carr, 75, of Trumann departed this life Monday, August 29, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Mrs. Carr was born in Trumann, Ark., and lived most of her lifetime in the Trumann and Marion area. She was a housewife and a member of Melton Ave. Church of Christ in Trumann. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill J. Carr; one son, David Wayne Carr; one brother, Kenneth Edward Broadaway; and her parents, Franklin Edward and Fern Owen Caldwell Broadaway...
Opal Lee Brown (08/31/16)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Opal Lee Brown of Trumann departed this life Saturday, August 27, 2016 at North Delta Hospice in Southaven, Miss., at the age of 92. She was born Thursday, February 7, 1924 in Trumann and had lived most of her life in the Trumann and Jonesboro area. Mrs. Brown was a housewife and a member of the First Baptist Church in Trumann. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Brown, Sr; one son, Don Brown; three sisters; two brothers and her parents, Ira and Robbie Lee Cockrum...
Gertrude Stevens (08/31/16)
FESTUS - Mrs. Gertrude Stevens, 74, of Festus, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at her residence in Festus. Mrs. Stevens was born on September 30, 1941 in Marked Tree, Ark. to the late Charles Edward Madden and Hazel Juanita NeeVannatter Madden. She worked as co-owner with her husband in their own business, Stevens Heating and Air-Conditioning for 44 years. She enjoyed reading, doing yard work and planting flowers. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Horine...
John Sadler (08/29/16)
TRUMANN - Mr. John Floyd Sadler, departed this life on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at the family residence in Trumann at the age of 91. He was born Wednesday, February 4, 1925 in Black Oak, Ark., and had lived most of his lifetime in Trumann, Ark. Mr. ...
Charles Phillips (08/29/16)
TRUMANN - Mr. Charles Lindle Phillips, departed this life on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at the family residence, at the age of 72. He was born on Monday, February 28, 1944 in Marked Tree, Ark., to the late Buster and Pat Miller Phillips and had lived the last 46 years in Trumann. ...
J.L. Smith (08/25/16)
TRUMANN - Mr. J.L. Smith departed this life Saturday, August 21, 2016, in Jonesboro at the age of 68. Mr. Smith was born June 20, 1948 in Florence, Ala. to Homer and Nellie Scott Smith. He was a farm worker and of the Pentecostal faith. Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his wife, Donna Maness; two sisters, Nancy Smith and Ivydean Russell; a brother, Charles Smith and his parents...
Jimmy Rogers (08/24/16)
TRUMANN - Mr. Jimmy Dale Rogers of Trumann departed this life on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro, AR., at the age of 81. Mr. Rogers was born on Wednesday, July 31, 1935 in Hornersville, Mo., and had lived most of his lifetime in Trumann and was a retired Diesel Mechanic and a member of the Trumann Revival Center. Mr. Rogers was preceded in death by one brother, Hobart A. Rogers and his parents, John Phillip "J.P." and Lois Prestridge Rogers...
Bobbie Goodman (08/23/16)
TURRELL - Mrs. Bobbie Gene Goodman departed this life Wednesday, August 17, 2016 in N. Little Rock at the age of 79. Mrs. Goodman was born August 29, 1936 in Waldenburg to Bill and Vonnie White Dickerson. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in Tyronza...
Joe Pearson, Sr. (08/23/16)
LEPANTO - Mr. Joe Lee Wallace Pearson, Sr. departed this life on Wednesday, August 17, 2016, at his home at the age of 67. Mr. Pearson was born November 13, 1948 in Harrisburg to Andrew and Ardelia Williams Pearson. He was a retired truck driver and a member and usher of First Baptist Church in Lepanto...
Jean Wagner (08/18/16)
TYRONZA - Mrs. Jean Savage Wagner, 92, departed this life on Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, in Jonesboro. Mrs. Wagner was born Feb. 12, 1924, in Baldwin, Miss., to James and Mildred Savage. She was a homemaker and member of Broadway Church of Christ of Marked Tree...
Ruth Ford (08/18/16)
MARKED TREE -- Mrs. Ruth "Tina" Clementine Ford departed this life Friday, July 29, 2016 in Jonesboro, Ark. at the age of 83. Mrs. Ford was born May 11, 1933 in Russellville, Ark. to William and Eva Mae Williams Adams. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Berlin "Jack" Ford; two sisters, Eula Wagner and Josie Adams; three brothers, Rudolph, John L. and Billy Adams and her parents...
Harley Kain (08/18/16)
TRUMANN - Harley D. Kain, infant son of Jimmy and Kimberly Scercy Kain, Sr., departed this life Monday, August 8, 2016 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. Survivors include his parents; two sisters, Angela Kain and Emily Kain; five brothers, Chris Laire, David Laire, Jimmy Kain, Jr., Jesse Kain and Rodney Kain; grandparents, Martha M, Rhoads, Frances Scercy, and Donald and Trisha Kain; and great-grandparents Lloyd and Reda Rhoads...
Margaret Hetler (08/09/16)
HARRISBURG - Mrs. Margaret Janevlyn Hetler of Harrisburg departed this life Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at Woodbriar Nursing Home in Harrisburg, Ark., at the age of 75. Mrs. Hetler was born August 1, 1941 in Trumann and lived in Harrisburg for three years and was formerly of Leachville. ...
Kenneth Broadaway (08/04/16)
TRUMANN - Mr. Kenneth Edward Broadaway, 73, of Trumann, Ark., departed this life Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at St. Bernards Medical Center at the age of 73. Mr. Broadaway was born Monday, February 22, 1943 in Trumann, Ark., and had lived most of his lifetime in Trumann. He was an auto mechanic and of the Church of Christ faith. Mr. Broadaway was preceded in death by his parents, Franklin Edward and Fern Caldwell Broadaway...
Celebrity Obituaries
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  • Chyna
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  • Doris Roberts
    Doris Roberts as an actress best known for her role as Ray’s mom on the popular sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, which ran from 1996 to 2005. She won five Emmy awards and a Screen Actors Guild award. Her acting career, which spanned across film, television, and stage, began in 1951. She received an honorary doctorate […]
  • Ronit Elkabetz
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  • Arnold Wesker
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  • David Gest
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  • Leon Haywood
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  • Frank De Felitta
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  • Merle Haggard
    Merle Haggard was a country singer/songwriter, guitarist, and fiddler. He was part of the “outlaw country” movement and had 38 number one hits. He also won numerous awards including the Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance, Male for That’s the Way Love Goes in 1984; Best Country Collaboration with Vocals for “Same Old Train” in […]