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Claudia Hatcher Mainville (10/29/14)
Claudia Lee Hatcher Mainville passed through Heaven's gates on October 25, 2014. She was born March 15, 1953 in Memphis, Tennessee to Mary Dell (Martin) and Cecil Eugene Hatcher. Claudia graduated from Trumann High School. Claudia had many struggles in life but faced each one with courage and strength. Her health was a constant worry, being a juvenile diabetic, but she accepted each new challenge she was given. Claudia loved people. She loved making new friends and swapping stories with them...
Gilbert Carter (10/29/14)
TRUMANN -- Gilbert Kayne Carter, 70, of Trumann passed away October 22, 2014 at St. Bernard's in Jonesboro. He was born to William and Ida Carter in Sikeston, Mo. and was a car salesman. Mr. Carter was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Dottie Carter; two brothers, Virgil Carter and Harold Carter; and two sisters, Betty Carter and Ruby Carter. ...
Theo "Peanut" Austin, Jr. (10/29/14)
TRUMANN - Mr. Theo O'Neal "Peanut" Austin, Jr., of Trumann died Saturday, October 25, 2014, at the family residence surrounded by his loved ones at the age of 69. He was born in Batesville, and had lived his lifetime in Trumann. He was a retired electrician for Arkansas Power and Light (Entergy), veteran of the U.S. ...
Billye J. Marr (10/23/14)
CORDOVA, TENN. - Billye J. Marr, 87, of Cordova, Tenn. unexpectedly went to be with the Lord Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. She was born in Marked Tree November 11, 1926 to Wylie and Opal (Estes) Dye. Billye graduated from Marked Tree High School in 1945. The Dye family lived in Marked Tree from 1917 until Opal's death in 1970 and were members of First Baptist Church...
Judy Hood (10/23/14)
EARLE -- Judy Ann Hood, 60, of Earle passed away October 16, 2014 at her home. Mrs. Hood was a homemaker and formerly lived in Tyronza where she was born. She was a member of the Barton Chapel in Tyronza. Mrs. Hood was preceded in death by her husband Ronnie Hood; one grandson, Sterling Hood; and one brother Eddie Gann. ...
Floyd "Ed" Fortson (10/23/14)
TRUMANN - Mr. Floyd Edward "Ed" Fortson, 80, of Trumann died Saturday, October 18, 2014 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. He was born May 30, 1934 in Harrisburg and had lived most of his lifetime in Trumann. Mr. Fortson was a retired Union Organizer for the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, and a member of the Eastside Baptist Church. ...
Loyd Horton (10/23/14)
HARRISBURG - Mr. Loyd Eugene Horton, of Harrisburg, departed this life Tuesday, October 14, 2014, at the Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, at the age of 83. He was born January 16, 1931 in Egypt, Arkansas, the son of Joseph Horton and Louie Banks Horton...
Vivian McGhee (10/23/14)
LEPANTO -- Vivian Fay McGhee died at Three Rivers Nursing Home in Marked Tree October 8, 2014. Mrs. McGhee, 81, was from Lepanto and was born in Casa, Ark. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith, loved gardening and had been a resident of Lepanto for 60 years. ...
Edith Craig (10/23/14)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Edith Madeline Craig, of Trumann, died October 11, 2014 at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro at the age of 90. She was born in Mountain View, Ark. to the late James Alonzo and Dessie Alberta Richardson McIntire. Mrs. Craig lived most of her lifetime in Trumann, was a housewife and a member of the Melton Avenue Church of Christ. ...
Virginia Penna (10/23/14)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Virginia Hare Penna of Trumann died October 11, 2014 at St. Elizabeth Place in Jonesboro at the age of 82. Mrs. Penna was born in Prentiss County, Miss., but had lived most of her lifetime in Trumann. She was retired from Salant & Salant and Trumann Public School District and a member of Central Missionary Baptist Church in Trumann. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ludie M. Penna, Sr.; one son, Chris Penna; two brothers, Bill Hare and LeRoy Hare and her parents...
Susan Thompson (10/23/14)
COLT - Mrs. Susan Hendrix Thompson of Colt, Ark., died September 28, 2014 at UAMS in Little Rock, Ark., at the age of 53. She was born in Jonesboro and had lived in Colt for the past ten years and was formerly of Trumann and Jonesboro. She was a retired secretary and a member of Smith Chapel Baptist Church in Colt. Mrs. Thompson was preceded in death by one brother, Charles B. Hendrix, Jr. and her father, Charles Buford Hendrix, Sr...
Anita Roberts (10/13/14)
Funeral services for Anita Roberts will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, October 14, with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. at Jackson's Harrisburg Funeral Home.
Georgia Carson (10/07/14)
LEPANTO -- Georgia Ann Carson, of Lepanto, died September 27, 2014 at St. Bernard's Hospital in Jonesboro at the age of 92. She was born in Wynne to Jim Anders and Mary Mosier Anders. She was a homemaker and member of the Church of Christ. Mrs. Carson was preceded in death by her parents; sisters Vickie Roberts and Allie Swan; and her brothers William Anders, Eddie Anders, Oliver Anders, Shorty Anders and Andy Anders. ...
James Ford (10/07/14)
MARKED TREE -- James Harold Ford, of Marked Tree, passed away September 20, 2014 at the age of 37. Mr. Ford was born in Jonesboro to George "Joe" Ford and Jane Ford. He was a brick layer and a member of the Church of God. He was preceded in death by his father. ...
Clyde "Pete" Ross (10/07/14)
JONESBORO - Mr. Clyde "Pete" Ross of Jonesboro died Wednesday, September 24, 2014, at the Jonesboro Health and Rehab in Jonesboro at the age of 84. He was born in McCormick and had lived most of his lifetime in Trumann. Mr. Ross was a retired welder, and a Korea War Army veteran and of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters and his parents, Lewis Albert and Lula Jane Christy Ross...
Rickey Lynn Saint (09/24/14)
MARKED TREE -- Rickey Lynn Saint of Marked Tree passed away September 22, 2014 at his home at the age of 45. He was born in Memphis, was a farmer and of the Baptist faith. He is survived by his parents James Saint of Wilson and Betty Gibson of Marked Tree; two daughters Amber Saint of Huntington, Tenn. ...
James Jones (09/24/14)
EARLE -- James Ellis Jones passed away September 19, 2014 at Wellington Healthcare in Millington, Tenn. at the age of 80. Mr. Jones was born in Waterloo, Ala. He was a painter and of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his wife Frances Jones; one sister Juanita Lee; and two brothers Billy Jones and Ed Jones. ...
Albert Watts (09/24/14)
CHEROKEE VILLAGE - Mr. Albert Franklin "Al" Watts of Cherokee Village died Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at the family residence at the age of 76. He was born in Tulot and had lived in Cherokee Village the last 15 years and was formerly of Trumann. Mr. ...
Mary Morgan (09/17/14)
TRUMANN -- Mary Lois Morgan, of Trumann, passed away September 9, 2014 at St. Bernard's Hospital in Jonesboro at the age of 43. Mrs. Morgan was born in Jonesboro to David and Mary Burchfield. She was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal faith. Mrs. Morgan was preceded in death by her father. ...
Hermanda "Mandy" Alwin (09/17/14)
TRUMANN - Ms. Hermanda "Mandy" Holcomb Alwin, 40, of Trumann died September 5, 2014 at the family residence. Ms. Holcomb was born in Bushnell, Fla. and lived her lifetime in Trumann. She lived at home with her mother and of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her father Herman Holcomb and one half-brother Steve Buie...
Rhonda Highfill (09/10/14)
Rhonda is survived by her devoted companion of 20 years, Sammy Hatley Jr. of the home; children, Josh Trimm of Jonesboro, Zachary Highfill of Marked Tree, Sammy Hatley III of Marked Tree; and brother, Steve Bevill of Southaven, Mississippi. Funeral services were August 30 in the Cobb Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. ...
Rhonda Highfill (09/10/14)
Rhonda is survived by her devoted companion of 20 years, Sammy Hatley Jr. of the home; children, Josh Trimm of Jonesboro, Zachary Highfill of Marked Tree, Sammy Hatley III of Marked Tree; and brother, Steve Bevill of Southaven, Mississippi. Funeral services were August 30 in the Cobb Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. ...
Frances Lawson (09/10/14)
Frances loved people, sewing, cooking, and gardening. She had an infectious smile and her eyes lit up at a good joke. Life was not easy, but Frances took it on with determination, hard work, and a spirit to make the best of it. She survived the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and a World War in which her husband served. She leaves behind memories of delicious meals, piles of hand-pieced quilts, table runners, hot pads, and innumerable acts of kindness...
Bobby Fagan (09/10/14)
TRUMANN - Mr. Bobby Lee Fagan of Trumann, died Thursday, August 28, 2014 from injuries received in an automobile accident south of Trumann at the age of 41. He was born 1972 in Jonesboro and lived most of his lifetime in Trumann. Mr. Fagan was a Surgical Tech for Le Bonheur Hospital and of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by one brother, William Coy Fagan...
Marlen Richardson (09/10/14)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Marlen Irene Richardson, of Trumann, died August 27, 2014 at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro at the age of 63. Mrs. Richardson was born in Schweinfurt, Germany and had lived in Trumann for the past 33 years. Mrs. Richardson was retired from Walmart and of the Catholic faith. She was preceded in death by one brother...
Celebrity Obituaries
  • Oscar Taveras
    Oscar Taveras was a Dominican-born baseball player, signed by the MLB’s St. Louis Cardinals as an undrafted free agent in 2008. After six impressive seasons in the minor leagues, Taveras was called up to the big leagues in 2014. Highly touted coming out of the minors, Taveras played the outfield – mostly center field.
  • Marcia Strassman
    Marcia Strassman was an actress known for Welcome Back, Kotter and Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, as well as its sequel Honey, I Blew Up the Kid, and spin-off Honey, I Shrunk the Audience!
  • Robert Gallagher
    Sgt. Maj. Robert Gallagher was a decorated war hero whose action as a platoon sergeant with Task Force Ranger in Somalia served as the basis for the film Black Hawk Down. He also served in Panama during Operation Just Cause, as well as in the US’ second invasion of Iraq. He was awarded two Purple [...]
  • Benjamin C. Bradlee
    Benjamin C. Bradlee was executive editor of The Washington Post from 1968 to 1991. He is best known for his role in bringing the Watergate scandal to light during the presidency of Richard Nixon.
  • Nelson Bunker Hunt
    Bunker Hunt was an American oil executive who amassed a large fortune in in the 1960s and 1970s – somewhere around $16 billion. By the end of 1979, Hunt had lost the majority of his fortune when silver prices collapsed. For the previous decade or so, Hunt had been amassing huge amounts of silver. Known [...]
  • Oscar de la Renta
    Oscar de la Renta was a fashion designer, who became internationally known in the 1960s thanks to his work with Jackie Kennedy. His company has gone on to become popular among celebrities and royalty.
  • Gerard Parkes
    Actor of the stage and screen, Gerard (Gerry) Parkes was born in Ireland but moved to Canada to kick off his acting career. He’s best known in the States for playing the role of Doc on Fraggle Rock. Parkes actually had a thing for playing “Doc” roles – playing “Doc” on the Canadian TV show [...]
  • Elizabeth Peña
    Elizabeth Peña was an actress and film director. She appeared in numerous movies and TV shows including Jacob’s Ladder and Modern and Family.
  • Jan Hooks
    Jan Hooks was an actress and comedian best known for being a cast member of Saturday Night Live from 1986 to 1991. She also appeared in a number of television and film roles including: Designing Women, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, and Batman Returns.
  • Sarah Goldberg
    Sarah Goldberg was an actress, who appeared on 7th Heaven and 90210. She was landed a role in Jurassic Park III after moving out west to pursue a career in acting. She also went by Sarah Danielle Madison.