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Phillip Hancock (07/29/15)
TRUMANN - Mr. Phillip Lee Hancock of Jonesboro died Saturday, July 25, 2015 at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro at the age of 38. He was born Saturday, August 7, 1976 in Newport and had lived most of his lifetime in Jonesboro. He was a member of First United Pentecostal Church in Trumann. Mr. Hancock was preceded in death by his father, Lee Allen Hancock...
Ovada Phillips (07/28/15)
TRUMANN -- Ovada Phillips passed away July 28, 2015 at the age of 102. She was a resident at Arlington Cove in Trumann. She was born to John and Gruty Jane Bromley in Alabama. Mrs. Phillips had retired from the Trumann School District as a cafeteria worker. ...
Sherry Collins (07/27/15)
MARKED TREE - Sherry Collins, 59, of Marked Tree passed from this life on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. She was born on August 16, 1955 in Joiner to Roy and Reba Gray Marrs. Mrs. Collins is preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Dennis Marrs and Buddy Marrs; and three sisters, Connie Easley, Karen Sanders and Vickie Marrs...
James Lackey (07/27/15)
TRUMANN - Mr. James Lloyd "Jim" Lackey of Trumann died Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro at the age of 85. Mr. Lackey was born Friday, April 18, 1930 in Cairo, Ill. and lived most of his lifetime in Trumann. He was a retired executive director of Trumann Housing Authority, an Army veteran of the Korean War, an avid Razorback fan, a charter member and long time secretary of the Trumann Supper Club and a member of First United Methodist Church in Trumann. ...
Dora Dungan (07/27/15)
TRUMANN - During a brief stay at Arlington Cove Health and Rehab, at age 75, Dora got the call that the deposit had been paid and her Heavenly Home was ready. Dora shed her burdens, pain, and worries and has moved in. Dora was born and raised in Gadsden, Ala. by her late parents, Thomas Guy Simeon and Ollie Vae Fletcher Carr. She was preceded in death by two sisters...
Daisy Cromwell (07/21/15)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Daisy Irene Cromwell of Trumann died Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro at the age of 64. She was born in Huntsville, Ala. and had lived the last 20 years in Trumann and was formerly of Marked Tree. She was employed by Nestle of Jonesboro and a member of Sneed Street Baptist in Marked Tree. She was preceded in death by one son, Vance Daniel Armstrong; one brother, Roy Anderson; and her parents, Charlie and Dorothy Hayes Anderson...
James Smith (07/21/15)
JONESBORO -- James Darnell Smith of Jonesboro passed away July 3, 2015 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro at the age of 72. Mr. Smith was born in St. Louis to Lula and James Smith, Sr. He was a plant supervisor at Contico and of the Baptist faith. ...
Richard Woodruff (07/21/15)
TRUMANN - Mr. Richard Charles Woodruff, 70 of Trumann, died Thursday, July 9, 2015 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Mr. Woodruff was born in Fresno, Calif. and had lived most of his lifetime in Trumann. He was a retired farmer, board member for the Trumann Rural Water and Drainage District #7 and was a deacon of the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Louise Borum Woodruff...
Gary Bushong (07/07/15)
JONESBORO - Mr. Gary Allan Bushong of Jonesboro died Monday, June 29, 2015 at his mother's residence in Jonesboro at the age of 39. Mr. Bushong was born in Memphis and had live most of his lifetime in the Trumann area. He was employed by APEX Tool Group of Jonesboro and of the Pentecostal faith. Mr. Bushong was preceded in death by his grandparents, Gene and Delena Willcockson and Junior Bushong and James "Dub" Ealey...
Cecil Bearden, Sr. (06/30/15)
MARKED TREE - Cecil R. Bearden, Sr., 93, of Marked Tree passed away on June 29, 2015 in Jonesboro. He is survived by his wife, Clara Edith Bearden; his children, Cecil Bearden, Jr. (Marion), Joyce Howard (Glynn), Becky Howe (Richard); a daughter-in-law, Becky Bearden; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren...
Mary Frances James Tull (06/30/15)
BETHEL SPRINGS, TENN. - Mary Frances James Tull was born November 4, 1927 in Caruthersville, Mo., the daughter of the late Jessie Tillman and Mary Ada Woods James. She was raised in Weona, graduating from Marked Tree High School in 1946. She attended Baptist Hospital School of Nursing, Memphis, graduating in 1950. ...
Franklin "Frank" Stracener (06/30/15)
TRUMANN - Mr. Franklin James "Frank" Stracener of Trumann., died Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at the family residence in Trumann at the age of 65. Mr. Stracener was born in Paragould and lived in Trumann for the past 15 years and was formerly of California. He was a farmer and of the Baptist faith. Mr. Stracener was preceded in death by two brothers; one sister; and his parents, Raymond and Emmie Dotson Stracener...
Michael Clanton (06/30/15)
TRUMANN - Mr. Michael Wesley Clanton of Trumann died Thursday, June 25, 2015 from injuries in an automobile accident near Harrisburg at the age of 37. He was born in Jonesboro and had lived most of his lifetime in Trumann. He was an I.T. Tech for Satellite Doctors and of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Oris Clanton, Jr...
Phillip Pipkin (06/26/15)
MOUNTAIN VIEW -- Mr. Phillip Ray Pipkin, 73, of Mountain View, Ark., went to his final resting place on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at the Stone County Medical Center after battling a lengthy illness. He was born January 12, 1942, in Trumann, Ark., to the late Floyd and Myrtle Gibson Pipkin...
Steve Schmidt (06/26/15)
TRUMANN - Mr. R. Steve Schmidt, 60, of Trumann died Sunday, June 21, 2015, at the Flo and Phil Hospice House in Jonesboro with his wife and family by his side. He was born in Jonesboro and had lived most of his lifetime in Trumann. He was retired after 31 years in sales for Wonder Bread and a member of the Blessed Sacrament Church in Jonesboro. He was preceded in death by his mother, Eva Elizabeth "Mimi" Koerkenmeier Schmidt and one brother...
Henry Harlan (06/26/15)
TRUMANN - Mr. Henry Crawford Harlan of Trumann, died Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at the family residence in Trumann. Mr. Harlan was 97 years old. He was born in Bay and had lived most of his lifetime in Trumann. He was a retired farmer, an Army veteran of World War II, a former POW for 3 1/2 years after being captured by the Japanese, a member of DAV (Disabled Veterans), and American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor. ...
Betty Pope (06/26/15)
MEMPHIS - Betty Lu McGill Pope, 82, of Memphis, formerly of Marked Tree, died on June 19, 2015. She is survived by her brother, Robert McGill of Marked Tree; a daughter, Cathy Colwell Fay (Mike) of Germantown, and a son, Clark Colwell (Susan) of Memphis. ...
Annie Ruth Morris (06/26/15)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Annie Ruth Morris of Trumann died Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro at the age of 83. Mrs. Morris was born in Princeton, Ala., and had lived most of her lifetime in the Trumann. She was a housewife and of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Morris was preceded in death by her husband Junior "J.B." Morris; one son Jeffery Morris; one great-grandson Cody Austin Banks; and her parents, Oscar William and Rendy Eakes Jones. ...
Gayle Grimes (06/15/15)
TRUMANN - Mr. Gayle Grimes of Trumann died Friday, June 12, 2015 at Cornerstone Hospital in Little Rock, at the age of 69. Mr. Grimes was born Sunday, January 6, 1946 in Lake City and had lived most of his lifetime in Trumann. He was a former employee of the Singer Company and Delta Wood Products in Trumann, veteran of U.S. Army and Vietnam War, and of the Baptist faith. Mr. Grimes was preceded in death by one son, W. Mark Grimes and was the son of the late Leonard and Juanita Wynn Grimes...
Sherry Harkey (06/09/15)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Sherry Carter Harkey of Trumann died Saturday, June 6, 2015 at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro at the age of 51. She was born in Trumann and had lived her lifetime in Trumann. She was disabled and of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Bonnie Jacobs, and Joyce Moss; and her father Lloyd H. Carter...
Pauline "LaVerne" Baker (06/09/15)
SEARCY - Pauline " LaVerne"Baker, 69 of Searcy, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 5, 2015. She was born on July 4, 1945 in McCormick, Arkansas, the daughter of the Late Pauline and Harvey Collom. She attended the Downtown Church of Christ in Searcy. ...
Bethel Marolyn Starnes Hunt (06/04/15)
POPLAR BLUFF, MO. - A life celebration memorial was held on Saturday, May 30, 2015 in Poplar Bluff, Missouri for Bethel Marolyn Starnes Hunt who passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at her home in Patterson, Missouri, on May 22, 2015. She was the granddaughter of a local couple, Willard and Erlene Robbins Guarr (both deceased) of Payneway. ...
Zackary Hunter Elliott (06/02/15)
ST. ROBERT, MO. -- Zackary Hunter Elliott, infant son of Allen and Tracy Elliott of St. Robert, Mo., passed away May 28, 2015 at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Zackary was born May 11, 2015 in St. Louis, Mo. He was preceded in death by his grandfather James Yarbro. ...
Winston Wood (06/02/15)
LAGUNA VISTA, TEX. - Winston Wood, 93, passed away early Friday evening, May 29, 2015 at his home in Laguna Vista, Tex. He was born in Tyronza on November 16, 1921 to Lewis Martin and Mary Lois (Wallace) Wood. Mr. Wood's wife of seventy-one years, Evelyn, passed away in March of this year. They were married in Chico, Cal. on June 19, 1943 while Mr. Wood was in training to be a B-17 Pilot in World War II -- European Theatre. During the War he flew thirty missions over Germany...
Bobby Joe Sheppard, Sr. (06/02/15)
TRUMANN -- Bobby Joe Sheppard, Sr., age 67, of Trumann passed away June 2, 2015 at his home. Mr. Sheppard was a groundskeeper and a member of the Pleasant Valley Church in Trumann. He was born to Lester and Ethel Sheppard in Trumann. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons Danny Riley and Christ Thomas; and two sisters Mary Phelps and Helen Purcell. ...
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  • Robert Harris
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  • Ingrid Sischy
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  • Justin Lowe
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  • Tom Moore
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  • Theodore Bikel
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