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Obituaries from June 2003

Ruby Inez Nichols (06/25/03)
Mrs. Ruby Inez Nichols of Keiser, Ark., passed away June 22, 2003. She was 83 years old. Mrs. Nichols was a retired school cafeteria manager. She was a member of the Osceola Church of God and was formerly the church secretary and treasurer. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Earl Nichols...
Timothy Lee "Tim" Meeker, Sr. (06/25/03)
Mr. Timothy Lee "Tim" Meeker, Sr. passed away June 20, 2003, at the family residence in Perkinston, Miss. of natural causes. He was 38 years old. Mr. Meeker was born and had lived most of his lifetime in Trumann before moving to Mississippi seven years ago. He was a carpenter and a member of the Tuxachana Baptist Church in McHenry, Miss. Mr. Meeker was preceded in death by his father, Robert Wayne Meeker in 2002...
John Douglas McDaniel (06/25/03)
Mr. John Douglas McDaniel of Williford, Ark., passed away June 18, 2003, at the family residence in Williford due to the injuries received in a tractor accident. He was 67 years old. Mr. McDaniel was born in Fulton, Miss. and had lived in Williford for the past four years and was formerly of Trumann. He was a carpenter, veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and Korean War and of the Baptist faith. Mr. McDaniel was preceded in death by one daughter and his parents, Vernie M. and Giula Turner McDaniel...
Roy Adrian McClelland (06/04/03)
Mr. Roy Adrian McClelland passed died Saturday, May 24, 2003, at the family residence in Trumann, due to natural causes. He was 87 years old. Mr. McClelland was born in Monette on January 24, 1916, and had lived in Trumann for the past 52 years. He was formerly of Flint, Mich. ...
Mrs. Mary Mabel West (06/18/03)
Mrs. Mary Mabel West, of Trumann, passed away on June 10, 2003 at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark., of natural causes. She was 79 years old. Mrs. West was born in Athens, Alabama and had lived in Trumann for most of her life. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Pleasant Hills Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Grady C. West, one daughter, Mary Baney, and by her parents, Aaron and Leona Brooks...
Thomas Edward Duggins (06/18/03)
Mr. Thomas Edward Duggins of North Charleston, S.C., passed away Sunday, June 8, 2003, at Roper Hospital in Charleston, S.C. He was 66 years old. Mr. Duggins was born in Charleston, S.C., and had lived in Charleston for the past several years after moving there from Glendora, C.A. ...
Dorothy Jean Thomas (06/18/03)
Mrs. Dorothy Jean Thomas of Jonesboro, passed away Wednesday, June 4, at the family residence of natural causes. She was 70 years old. Mrs. Thomas was born on March 10, 1933, in Princeton, Ala., and had lived most of her lifetime in Trumann. She was retired from the Arkansas Glass Container Packing Department in Jonesboro, Ark., and was of the Baptist belief. Mrs. Thomas was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar William and Rendy Flora Eakes Jones...
Vaughn William Lansdell (06/18/03)
Vaughn William Lansdell, Sr., 78, of Trumann passed away June 10 at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro of natural causes. He was born in Cleveland, Ark. and had lived most of his life in the Trumann area. He was retired from the Singer Manufacturing Co. of Trumann, a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church...
Edward Berry McGowan (06/04/03)
Edward Berry McGowan, 50, of Trumann passed away Monday, May 26 at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis, Tenn. He was born in Jonesboro and had lived in Trumann his entire lifetime. He was a farmer, of the Baptist faith and a member of Farm Bureau...
James Nelson Young (06/04/03)
Mr. James Nelson Young of Bay died Saturday, May 24, 2003, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark., of natural causes. He was 42 years old. Mr. Young was born in Jonesboro, Ark., and had lived most of his lifetime in the Bay and Trumann area and was a member of the Highway Valley Pentecostal Church. He was preceded in death by his father, James Herman "Jack" Young; two sisters, Charlotte and Barbara Young and one brother, Timothy Young...
George R. Cotner (06/27/03)
George R. Cotner, 62, of Shreveport, La. died on Friday, June 20, 2003 at his home. Cotner is a veteran of the US Army. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Tony (Melissa) Leal of Tampa, Fla. and Mrs. Michael (Julie) Sinkule of Bossier City, La.; one son, Christopher Cotner of Bossier City, La.; one sister, Mrs. Frank (Carolyn) Bizzell of Little Rock, Ark.; and one grandchild...
Laura Virginia Wilson (06/20/03)
Laura Virginia Wilson, 79, of Keiser died Thursday, June 12, 2003 at Osceola Nursing Home. She was born in Acton, Tenn., was a retired beautician and was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include three sisters, Ilene Jones of Osceola and Frances Jones and Ann Byrd, both of Keiser...
Wanda Kellough Owens (06/27/03)
Wanda Kellough Owens, 76, of Tulsa, Okla., formerly of Lepanto, died Tuesday, June 17, 2003 while hospitalized in Tulsa. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Andy Kellough. Wanda grew up in Lepanto, attending school there and membering The Church of Christ. She was very popular and garnered a host of friends with her pleasant personality and easy going manner...
Ruby Inez Nichols (06/27/03)
Ruby Inez Nichols, 83, of Keiser, Ark., died June 22, 2003. A retired school cafeteria manager, Nichols was a member of the Osceola Church of God and was formerly the church secretary and treasurer. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Nichols; two sons, Norman Earl Nichols and Carl Leon Nichols; one grandson, Norman Earl Nichols, Jr.; and sone son-in-law, Jimmy Raper...
J. D. Miles (06/27/03)
J.D. Miles, 62, of Lake City died Wednesday, June 18, 2003 at St. Bernard's Medical Center. Born in Alabama, he was a resident of Poinsett County for more than 30 years. He was a farm worker and a member of Red Oak Baptist Church in Lepanto. Survivors include his wife, Glenda Miles of Lake City; five sons, Shawn Miles of Osceola, Jay Dee Miles of Eupora, Miss., and Joshua Miles, Willard Miles and Larry Miles, all of Lepanto; three daughters, Betty Sue Wright of Lake City, Brenda Manning of Eupora and Sarah Thacker of Lepanto; three sisters, Helen King of West Memphis, Olar Faye Mattingly of Jacksonville and Mary Anne Miles of Bear Creek, Ala.; six brothers, Millard Miles of Lepanto, Joseph Miles and James Miles, both of Marked Tree, and Hollis Miles, Oscar Miles and Howard Miles, all of Haleyville, Ala.; and eight grandchildren.. ...
Arline May (06/27/03)
Arline May, 56, of Leola died at her home on Wednesday, June 18, 2003. She was born in Manila on May 4, 1947 and was a homemaker. Survivors include her mother, Christine May of Leola; two sisters, Mary Johnson and Nadine Davis of Osceola; and two brothers, Dewayne May of Manila and Franklin May of Poyen...
Lori Beth Fountain (06/27/03)
Lori Beth Fountain, 18, of Proctor, Ark., died on Monday, June 16, 2003 in Proctor. She was a cook at Bonanza in West Memphis and a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Survivors include her parents, Robert and Sherry (Simmons) Fountain and brother James Fountain of the home; grandparents, R.L. ...
William Henry Wallace (06/20/03)
William Henry Wallace, 60, of Osceola died Thursday, June 12, 2003 at Osceola Heathcare. He was a factory worker and an Army veteran. Survivors include one daughter, Sinickas Wallace of Denver; and two sons, Darren Wallace of Aurora, Colo., and Depriest Kelley of Chicago...
Pearl Singleton (06/20/03)
Pearl Singleton, 98, of Marked Tree died Saturday, June 14, 2003 at St. Bernard's Medical Center. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and served as chief telephone operator for E. Ritter Telephone Company for 55 years. Survivors include her son, Jim Singleton of Walnut Ridge; one sister, Vida Gongway of Marked Tree; and four grandchildren, Rocky Singleton, Lisa Boudiette, Rebecca Mayes and Patricia Elshammaa...
John Thomas Wallin (06/27/03)
John Thomas Wallin, 68, of West Memphis died Friday, June 20, 2003 at Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis. A Navy veteran, he was a Mason. Survivors include his wife, Ann Wallin of West Memphis; three sons, Tommy Wallin and Paul Wallin, both of Harrisburg, and Michael Elrod of Jonesboro; five daughters, Belinda Smith of Harrisburg, Sheri Foster of Marion and Melissa Elrod, Jerri Lyn Wallin and Jessica Wallin, all of West Memphis; four brothers, James Wallin and Bill Wallin, both of West Memphis, Harold Wallin of Dacula, Ga., and Jerry Wallin of Memphis; and nine grandchildren.. ...
Donald R. Parker, Sr. (06/20/03)
Donald R. Parker, Sr., 56, of West Memphis, died on Monday, June 16, 2003 at home. A truck driver for Tango Freight Lines, he was of the Baptist faith, and a US Army Veteran. He was a member of Post 5225 in Marion and the West Memphis VFW. Survivors include one son, Donald R. ...
Wanda Lee Raper (06/20/03)
Wanda Lee Raper, 80, of Burlington, Iowa, formerly of Lepanto, died on June 15, 2003 in Burlington, Iowa. A Baptist housewife born on February 24, 1923, Raper was preceded in death by one brother and three sisters. Survivors include her husband, Nolan Raper of Burlington, Iowa; one son, Danny White of Burlington, Iowa; two granddaughters; two grandsons; and nieces and nephews...
Carl Mallory Roberts (06/20/03)
Funeral services for Carl Mallory Roberts, 77, of Osceola, who died Thursday, June 12, 2003 at Northwest Nursing Center in Fayetteville, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 15, 2003 in the chapel of Wilson Funeral Home of Osceola. The Rev. Jim Roberts officiated, and burial followed in Mississippi County Memorial Gardens at Osceola...
Aileen Thrasher Rogers (06/20/03)
Aileen Thrasher Rogers, 83, of Jonesboro, formerly of Trumann, died Monday, June 16, 2003 at Ridgecrest Nursing Home in Jonesboro. A homemaker, she was a member of Calvary Pentecostal Church of Trumann. Survivors include two sons, Tommy Rogers of Jonesboro and David Rogers of Trumann; six daughters, Christen Loven, Linda Presley and Nita Forbes, all of Trumann, Juline Wilson of Jonesboro, Pam Goldy of Marion and Jean Craig of Marks, Miss.; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.. ...
Reda I. Strickland (06/16/03)
Reda I. Strickland, 76, of Pocahontas, died on Friday, June 6, 2003. She was born in Dexter, Mo. on May 19, 1927, the daughter of the late Ed and Pearl Hooker Cates. Strickland was a member of the Baptist Church and a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Clifford Strickland of Pocahontas; one son, Ronnie Strickland of Pocahontas; two grandchildren, Scott Strickland of Pocahontas and Kristin Strickland of Fayetteville; one great-grandson, Ryne Strickland of Pocahontas; two brothers, Leland Cates of Tumbling Shoals and Wayne Cates of Trumann; and several nieces and nephews.. ...
Carl E. Rorie (06/16/03)
Graveside services for Carl E. Rorie, 79, of Jonesboro, who died Thursday, June 5, at St. Bernard's Medical Center, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Pordue Cemetery at Onia. Logan Lawrence officiated. Rorie lived in Arkansas the past several years. He was a retired farmer and truck driver. He was of the Baptist faith...
Lea Neva Watson (06/06/03)
Lea Neva Watson, 95, longtime resident of Tyronza, died on Wednesday, May 28, 2003 in Tulsa, Okla. She is the widow of the late, Louis P. Watson, who passed away in 1972. They worked together in the cotton business for many years. Mrs. Watson was a graduate of Tyronza High School in about 1925. She was a member of the Tyronza Methodist Church where she was active in the Women's Club and choir. She was a very talented seamstress and well known for her knitting ability...
Odessa Sipes (06/06/03)
Odessa Sipes, 68, of Dyess died at her residence on Friday, May 30, 2003. A member of the First Pentecostal Church of Marked Tree and homemaker, she was preceded in death by one sister, Sally Williams. Survivors include six daughters, Janie Clark of Hot Springs, Trissa Ann Price, Dottie Sandoval, Christina JoAnn Miller and Rhonda Sipes, all of Dyess, and Annie Belle Maness of Aberdeen, Ohio; five sons, Bill Joe Sipes and Michael Sipes of Millport, Ala., Larry Joe Sipes of Whitten, Charley Sipes of Marked Tree and Rocky Sipes of Lepanto; one sister, Vern Brennan of Perry, Fla.; two brothers, Tom Smallwood and Bailey Smallwood, both of Dyess; 20 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.. ...
Nancy Kinder Henson Ramer (06/06/03)
Nancy Kinder Henson Ramer, 99, of Memphis, formerly of West Memphis, died on Friday, May 30, 2003 at Senior Services Nursing Home in Memphis. A member of the Missouri Street Church of Christ, she was a retired child care worker for the West Memphis Christian Nursery School. ...
Margaret Pilgrim (06/06/03)
Margaret Pilgrim, 56, of Lepanto, died on Thursday, May 15, 2003 at her home. Born is Russellville, Ark. on October 14, 1946, Pilgrim was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Lepanto and worked in the bookkeeping department of Amercian Greetings. She was preceded in death by her father, Oscar Wirth and sister, Polly Wirth...