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Carlene Wilson (04/03/14)
TRUMANN - Ethel Carlene Wilson, age 86, of Trumann died Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. She was born April 11, 1927, in Dell, Arkansas, the daughter of the late Carl and Mabel Walker Wallace. Carlene was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who found enjoyment in helping others...
Sammie Bell Wamble (03/27/14)
GERMANTOWN, TENN. - Sammie Lou Bell Wamble of Germantown, Tenn. died March 20, 2014 at Germantown Methodist Hospital. She worked at Harris, Madden and Powell. She was a member of Forest Hill Irene Baptist Church. Mrs. Wamble is survived by her husband, Roy Glenn Wamble; daughters, Melissa Wamble of the home and Patty Gossage and husband Bobby of Lepanto; sisters, Sue Rose of Dallas, Tex., Rose Ming of Marked Tree, and Diana Allison of Marion; Cindy Rapa of Fairview Heights, Ill. ...
Irene Laughinghouse (03/27/14)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Irene Laughinghouse, 78, of Trumann died Friday March 21, 2014 at Hometown Nursing Center in Trumann. She was born in Whitehall and had lived most of her lifetime in Trumann. She was a caregiver and member of the Providence Baptist Church. Mrs. Laughinghouse was preceded in death by her first husband, Junior Whitman; one son, Billy Whitman; one grandson, Scott Jones; three brothers; and her parents, Albert and Hattie Houge Walker...
Robert Loggains (03/20/14)
Mr. Robert E. Lee Loggains of Trumann died March 15, 2014 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro at the age of 91 years. He was born in Harrisburg and had lived most of his lifetime in Trumann. Mr. Loggains was a retired factory worker and a member of the Liberty Baptist Church in Payneway. ...
R. C. Russell (03/20/14)
Mr. R. C. Trussell of Cherokee Village died Saturday, March 15, 2014 at the White River Medical Center in Batesville at the age of 87 years and 18 days. He was born in Osceola had lived in Cherokee Village since 2004 and was formerly of Trumann. Mr. ...
Merlene Coker (03/12/14)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Merlene O. Hill Coker, 72, of Trumann died March 4, 2014 at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital. She was born in Tyronza and had lived the last 42 years in Trumann. Mrs. Coker was a cook at Al's Bar-B-Q and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband Willie "Bill" Coker, Sr., one sister, two brothers and her parents, Gus and Jeanette Hawks Hill...
Sharon Brooks (03/12/14)
TRUMANN - Sharon Kay Brooks, 52, of Trumann passed away March 5, 2014 in Jonesboro. She was born January 20, 1962 in Tyronza to the late Bobby and Mary Ellen Garrison. She is preceded in death by her son Bradley Palmer, her parents, and two brothers Harold Ford and Ricky Ford...
Agnes Armstrong (03/12/14)
LEPANTO - Agnes M. Armstrong, 86, of Lepanto, died Sunday, March 9, 2014 in Harrisburg. She was a member of Whitton Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; Joseph and Laura Breckle, husband; Flemons "Skinny" Armstrong; daughters Barbara Bryan, Brenda Liles; son Gary Armstrong; brothers Henry, Joe, William, and Ernest Breckle; sister Catherine Kirst; and grandson Chad Criddle...
Auda Bell Moon (03/12/14)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Auda Bell Moon 82, of Trumann died March 7, 2014 at South Wind Heights in Jonesboro. Mrs. Moon was born in Lake City and had lived most of her lifetime in the Trumann and Bay area. She was a former employee of the Singer Company and of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Moon was preceded in death by her husband, James Edward Moon, two sisters, two brothers and her parents, Roger Fred and Julia Osborn Furnish...
Susan Hale-Jones (03/06/14)
MARQUEZ, TEX. - Susan Ann Hale-Jones, age 55, of Marquez, Texas was born on November 10, 1958 in Moline, Illinois and was raised in Trumann. She was a systems analyst for Compuware Corp. She and her husband, John, moved to their place near Marquez about 13 years ago. They had lived in Aledo, Texas near Ft. Worth...
Clyde Robertson, Jr. (02/26/14)
TRUMANN - Mr. Clyde Robertson Jr., 90 of Trumann passed away Sunday, Feb. 23, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Trumann. He was born in Trumann on Sept. 19, 1923 to Clyde David Robertson and Tinie Ames Robertson. He lived his entire life in Trumann...
Wanda Marcell Tucker (02/26/14)
LEPANTO - Wanda Marcell (Parker) Tucker passed away Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 at home in Lepanto. Wanda was born September 21, 1934 in Lepanto, Arkansas, to James Thomas and Martha Alice (Cradic) Parker. She was the sister of Thelma Parker Foster (Mack), Peggy M.L. ...
Ruby Gosa (02/26/14)
TRUMANN -- Mrs. Ruby J. Gosa, 84, died Feb. 9, 2014 at her home in Trumann. She was born in Pleasanton, Miss., and had lived most of her lifetime in Trumann. Mrs. Gosa was a homemaker and a member of First Assembly of God. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mitt Gosa; two sons, Ronnie Gosa and Charles Gosa; two sisters; and her parents, V.D. and Jaskie Wright Brewer...
Rudy Ray, Sr. (02/26/14)
TRUMANN - Mr. Rudy Alford Ray, Sr., 65, of Trumann died Feb. 5, 2014 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born in Knobel, Ark. and had lived in Trumann since 1965 and was formerly of Corning. Mr. Ray was a mechanic. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Sr., and Imogene Barnett Ray...
Stanley Mitchell Mattix (02/26/14)
TRUMANN - Mr. Stanley Mitchell Mattix, 62, of Trumann died Feb. 20, 2014 at his home in Trumann. He was born in Fordyce (Dallas County) and was a veteran of the National Guard and was of the Baptist faith. After graduation from Trumann High School he went to Electronics School in Louisville, Ky. ...
Ronald Dye (02/26/14)
TRUMANN - Mr. Ronald Dye, 67, of Trumann died Feb. 22, 2014 at NEA Memorial Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro. He was born in Bunney, Ark., and had lived most of his lifetime in Trumann. He was a supervisor at Columbia Forrest and a member of the Maple Grove Baptist Church. Mr. Dye was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Shirley Mae Dye; five brothers, three sisters and his parents Earl Vernon and Mildred Venita Craig Dye...
Steven Minga (02/26/14)
TRUMANN - Mr. Steven Howle Minga, 37, of Trumann died February 15, 2014 at Arkansas Health Center in Benton. He was born in Paragould, and lived most of his lifetime in the Jonesboro and Trumann area. He was a sales clerk and of the Baptist faith. Mr. Minga was preceded in death by his mother, Judith Ann Story Minga...
Harriel Teague (02/26/14)
TURRELL - Harriel I. Teague, 70, of Turrell, died Feb.13, 2014, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. He was a farmer and member of Tyronza First Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Silas and Dorothy Teague. Survivors include his wife, Cindy Teague of the home; sons, Jimmy and Steve; daughters, Heather, Tammy, Cindy Kay, and Christy; brother Bob; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren...
Jerry Caughron (02/26/14)
TRUMANN - Mr. Jerry Caughron, 66, of Trumann passed away Feb. 13, 2014 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Mr. Caughron was born in Keiser August 18, 1947. He was a licensed master electrician and he served in the Arkansas Army National Guard for 20 years. ...
Betty Woodruff (02/26/14)
ST. PETERSBURG -- Betty Jo Nash Woodruff, of St. Petersburg, Fla., died Feb. 14, 2014 by her loving daughter's side following a long battle with COPD. Mrs. Woodruff was born in Lepanto to Annie Lee and Ralph Nash. She is survived by her husband Wilford Woodruff, daughter Linda Dennis of St. Petersburg, Fla., one brother Bobby Nash, and a very special dog, Wiley. She was a woman of faith with a huge love for her family and friends...
Ada Lou Cole (02/26/14)
JONESBORO - Mrs. Ada Lou Cole, 72, of Jonesboro died Feb. 12, 2014 at Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. She was born in Jonesboro and had lived most of her lifetime in the Jonesboro area before moving to Horseshoe Bend in August. Mrs. Cole was a cook for Couch's Bar-B-Q and was of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Cole was preceded in death by her daughter, Ashley Dawn Norwood and her parents, Albert and Louise Patillo Witt...
Cindy Crowe (02/20/14)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Cindy Lynne Crowe, after a long and courageous fight to stay with her family and friends surrendered to the Lord Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at the age of 54. She was born Friday, September 18, 1959 in Jonesboro. Cindy was one of a kind! She was always the life of the party and never met a stranger. ...
Bobby Loggins (02/18/14)
IMPERIAL, MO. - Bobby Gene Loggins of Imperial, passed away on Jan. 19, 2014. He is survived by his beloved wife of 66 years Doris Loggins (nee Nance). Mr. Loggins was born in Trumann and graduated from McCormick High School. He was the loving father of Kathy Pluff, John Loggins, Barbara (John) Taylor and Gregory (Dawn) Pluff, the proud grandfather of Zachary Taylor and Maria (Joshua) Crowther and the great-grandfather of Zack Zeigler, Colten Pluff and Taylor Pluff and great-great-grandfather of Trenton Ziegler. ...
Amos Chambers, Sr. (02/18/14)
WEST MEMPHIS - Amos Frank Chambers, Sr., 92, of West Memphis, formerly of Payneway, died Feb. 9, 2014, in Methodist Central Hospital in Memphis. He was a farmer and served his country in WWII in the Army. He was preceded by his parents, Frank and Maudie Chambers, his wife, Juanita Chambers, son, David Chambers, brother Charlie Chambers and sister, Polly Stroud. Survivors include son, Amos Chambers, Jr (Linda) of Jonesboro; daughters Nola Stow of Lebannon, MO, Alice Herren (Michael)...
Regina Fortenberry (02/18/14)
LEPANTO - Regina D. Fortenberry, 47, of Lepanto, died Feb. 6, 2014 at her residence. She was retired from nursing and a member of Lepanto First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents Herman Eugene and Shirley Simmons and her beloved dog Nacho. She was a loving, supportive mother and a dedicated nurse. She is survived by sons Christopher Fortenberry of Lepanto and Brandon...
Celebrity Obituaries
  • Cheo Feliciano
    Cheo Feliciano, born José Luis Feliciano Vega, was a Puerto Rican musician best known for composing and performing salsa and bolero music. His lengthy career produced several hits in his genre, and he produced two-dozen albums from 1971 to 2012. In 2008, he won a Latin Grammy Award for excellence in music.
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez was a Nobel Prize-winning author. He wrote One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera.
  • Otto Petersen
    Otto Petersen was a ventriloquist known for his act Otto & George (George Dudley being his dummy). He began performing in the 70s in New York. He eventually made appearances on the Late Show with David Letterman, The Howard Stern Show, Penn & Teller’s Sin City Spectacular & Bullshit!, and Showtime’s Full Frontal Comedy. Petersen [...]
  • Sue Townsend
    Sue Townsend was an English writer who is best known for creating the character Adrian Mole, a teenager whose story she told through a series of pieces written in the form of a diary. The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole was later turned into a television series. Townsend was also a successful novelist, playwright, and [...]
  • Peaches Geldof
    Peaches Geldof was a journalist, television personality and model. She was the daughter of Bob Geldof.
  • Mickey Rooney
    Mickey Rooney (born Joseph Yule, Jr.) was an American actor and funnyman, with a career that spanned an incredible nine decades. Rooney’s time in the spotlight began in the early 1920s, and Rooney was one of the last remaining actors with ties to the silent film era. Apart from being one of the most prolific [...]
  • John Pinette
    John Pinette was a stand-up comedian and actor. He appeared in two Revenge of the Nerds films, as well as the Seinfeld series finale and various other movies.
  • Dane Witherspoon
    Dane Witherspoon was an actor known for his role on daytime soap opera Santa Barbara. He also appeared on Capitol. He was briefly married to Robin Wright in the 80s.
  • Frankie Knuckles
    Frankie Knuckles was known as the “Godfather of House Music.” He brought house music to Chicago in the 1980s and was considered to be the most influential person of the genre. As a DJ, producer, and remixer, Knuckles (born Francis Nicholls) was inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame in 2005.
  • Ralph Wilson
    Ralph Wilson was the founder and owner of the NFL franchise the Buffalo Bills. His roots in American football run much deeper than that, however, as he was also one of the founding owners of the American Football League. The AFL and the NFL merged in 1970.