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Obituaries from July 2003

Leona Regina Richardson (07/23/03)
Mrs. Leona Regina Richardson, 82, of Trumann, passed away July 16, 2003, at Regional Medical Center of NEA in Jonesboro. Mrs. Richardson was born in Streator, Ill., and had lived in Trumann since 1963. She was a housewife and a member of Parkview Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Charlie E. Richardson in 1991, one son, Robert Wright, one grandson, three brothers and was the daughter of the late Henry and Helen Stephan Wright...
Dorse Wayne Smith (07/23/03)
Mr. Dorse Wayne "D.W." Smith of Trumann passed away July 16, 2003, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was 68 years old. Mr. Smith was born in Huntsville, Ala., and had lived in Trumann for the past 47 years and was formerly of Bay. He was a construction worker and of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl Rufus and Maggie Hillard Smith, three sisters and one brother...
Paul Ira Hickman (07/23/03)
Mr. Paul Ira "Bill" Hickman, 85, of Harrisburg died Monday, July 14. Born in Bay, he had lived most of his life in the Bay and Harrisburg areas. Mr. Hickmas was a retired farmer and was a member of County Line Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by two sisters, three brothers and his parents, Joe and Exie Bell Kirkwood Hickman...
Goldie Vernita Walker (07/23/03)
Mrs. Goldie Vernita Walker, 75, of Trumann, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2003, at Regional Medical Center of NEA in Jonesboro. Mrs. Walker was born in and was a lifetime resident of Trumann. She was a housewife, 1946 graduate of Trumann High School, charter member of the Trumann Alumni Association, past president of the Trumann Poinsettia Club and member of the First Baptist Church of Trumann. ...
Harold E. Moye (07/16/03)
Mr. Harold E. Moye passed away July 8, 2003 at St. Elizabeth's Place in Jonesboro, Ark., from natural causes. He was 87 years old. Mr. Moye was born in Sidon, Ark., on February 28, 1916, and had lived in Trumann for the past 59 years and was formerly of Searcy. He was a retired farmer, member of the Trumann Masonic Lodge and Pleasant Valley Baptist Church. Mr. Moye was preceded in death by two sisters, four brothers and was the son of the late Thomas and Nettie Smith Moye...
Ollie Pauline Turner (07/30/03)
Ollie Pauline Turner, 78, of Trumann died Wednesday, July 23 at Rose Care Nursing Center in Trumann from natural causes. She was born in and had lived most of her life in Trumann. She was a longtime employee of Taylor and Stuckey in Trumann and of the Baptist faith...
Howard W. Teague (07/30/03)
Howard W. "Sonny" Teague, 65, of Mountain Home died on July 22, 2003 at the family residence from natural causes. Mr. Teague was born in Bay and had lived in Mountain View for the past 11 years and was formerly of Kansas City, Mo. He was a retired owner and...
Lee Thomas Smith (07/30/03)
Mr. Lee Thomas "L.T." Smith of Trumann passed away July 29, 2003, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark., from natural causes. He was 79 years old. Mr. Smith was born in Weona, Ark., and had lived in the Trumann area before moving to Memphis, Tenn., in 1967. ...
Barbara Ann Medley (07/30/03)
Mrs. Barbara Ann "Bobbie" Medley of Trumann, passed away July 27, 2003, at the family residence of natural causes. She was 69 years old. Mrs. Medley was born in Athens, Ala., and had lived most of her lifetime in Trumann. She was a housewife and a member of the Faith Baptist Church in Tulot, Ark. She was preceded in death by her parents, Foster L. and Mable Vickers Miller...
Pauline Ludy Davis (07/23/03)
Pauline Ludy Davis, 79, of Trumann, formerly of Mobile, Ala., died Saturday, July 12, at Rosecare Nursing Home in Trumann. Survivors include two step-daughters, Carolyn Doan and Elaine Faggard, both of Mobile; two stepsons, David Davis of Centervile, VA., and Julius Davis of Sims, Ala.; her stepmother, Beatrice Hall of Mississippi; one sister, Kathleen Bufford of Trumann; four stepsisters; two stepbrothers; nine grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren...
Ray Hugh Burks (07/31/03)
Ray Hugh Burks, 64, of Tyronza died Friday, July 25, 2003 at his residence. Born in Tyronza, he was a farm worker and was of the Methodist belief. Survivors include a brother, Marion Burks of Tyronza. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ruby Parrish and Brody Burks, and a brother, George "Billy" Burks...
Lee Thomas "L.T." Smith (07/31/03)
Lee Thomas "L.T." Smith, 79, of Trumann died Tuesday, July 29, 2003 at St. Bernard's Medical Center. Born in Weona, he was an Army veteran and had lived in Trumann before moving to Memphis in 1967. He was an Army veteran and was retired from Fred's Dollar Store. He returned to Trumann in 1996 and was a member of Melton Avenue Church of Christ...
Doug Allison (07/25/03)
Doug Allison, 62, of Marked Tree died Wednesday, July 16, 2003 at his residence. A self-employed truck driver, he was of the Pentecostal belief. Survivors include his wife, Linda Allison of Marked Tree; a son, Darren Fraley of Marked Tree; two daughters, Melissa Victory of Trumann and Barbara Casanova of Sheridan; his mother, Della Allison Woods of Tyronza; four sisters, Ann Lenderman, Phyllis Warner and Ruby Smith, all of Tyronza, and Linda Blagg of Byhalia, Miss.; five brothers, Loyd Allison, Alvin Allison and Larry Allison, all of Tyronza, and Jerry Allison and James Allison, both of Marion; eight grandchildren, Brandon Victory, Allison Victory, Tiffney Hayse, Mallory Fraley, Ryan Whitson, Natalie Whitson, Hailey Whitson and Kaley Whitson; and one great-grandchild.. ...
Carl Lee Moorman (07/31/03)
Funeral services for Carl Lee Moorman, 78, of Lepanto, who died Sunday, July 27, 2003 at St. Bernard's Medical Center, were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 30 in the chapel of Murphy Funeral Home in Lepanto. Jim Duffel officiated, and burial followed in Potter Memorial Cemetery...
Bulah Howard (07/31/03)
Bulah Howard, 99, of Lepanto died Monday, July 21, 2003 at her residence. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church of Lepanto. Survivors include one son, James Lee Howard of Lepanto; two daughters, Merhalie Harris of Memphis and Birdie Devers of Lepanto; one sister, Ollie Williams of Denver; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren...
George Aus Jr. (07/25/03)
George Aus Jr., 75, of Marked Tree died Saturday, July 19, 2003 at Regional Medical Center of NEA in Jonesboro. He was an Air Force veteran and of the Pentecostal belief. Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Aus; a son, Darryl Aus of Fort Washington, Md.; a daughter, Sheila Aus of Hazel Crest, Ill.; his mother, Jimmie Hodges of Gary, Ind.; two sisters, Alpha Payne and Jimmie Ophelia Miller, both of Gary; and two grandchildren...
Willie Bruce Bell Sr. (07/31/03)
Willie Bruce Bell Sr., 62, of Blytheville died Wednesday, July 23, 2003 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville. Born in Wilson, he worked as a taxi cab driver and was a member of St. Matthews Spiritual Temple Church in Blytheville. Survivors include his wife, Elnora Wilson Bell of Blytheville; seven daughters, Jennifer Bell of Little Rock, Elizabeth Johnson of Gosnell and Julia Franklin, Mary Russell, Ruthie Bell, Dorothy Brooks and Michelle Bell, all of Blytheville; five sons, Willie James Bell and Troy Bell, both of Blytheville, Bernard Bell of Caruthersville, Mo., Cleotha Bell of Gosnell and Paul Bell of Jackson, Tenn.; four sisters, Elizabeth Warner, Martha Crain and Amy Wilson, all of Blytheville, and Jean Dunegan of Osceola; a brother, Jack Bell of Blytheville; and 28 grandchildren.. ...
Annie Mae Robinson (07/25/03)
Annie Mae Robinson, 61, of Horseshoe Bay, Texas died on Thursday, July 17, 2003 at Horseshoe Bay, Texas. She was of the Pentecostal faith and was preceded in death by her mother Mamie Lewis and father Arthur Osborn. Survivors include two sons, Mark Robinson of Granite Shoals, Texas and Danny Robinson of Marble Falls, Texas; one daughter, Shirley McEntire of Hillsboro, Texas; two brothers, Gene Osborn of Caraway and William Osborn of Luxora; 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren...
Clayberne Pitts (07/25/03)
Funeral services for Clayberne Pitts, 85, of Marked Tree who died Thursday, July 17, 2003 were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 22 at Murphy Funeral Home chapel of Marked Tree, with Jesse Hodges and Phillip Rogers officiating. Burial followed in Marked Tree Cemetery...
Larry Joe Easley (07/31/03)
Larry Joe Easley, 52, of Williston, Tenn., formerly of Sherwood, Ark. died Tuesday, July 29, 2003 at his home in Williston. Born April 12, 1951 at Harrisburg, he was the son of James Howard Easley and Shirley Mae (Denton) Easley. He was a construction worker...
Charles Ray Long (07/25/03)
Charles Ray Long, 42, of Osceola died on Wednesday, July 16, 2003 at his home. Long was born on August 9, 1960 in Osceola and was a lifelong resident of Osceola. He was a factory worker and a member of Pilgrim Rest M.B. Church in Osceola. Survivors include his mother, Essie Mae Long of Osceola; one daughter, Ellatishica Long of Davenport, Iowa; one sister, Gwen Long of Osceola; four brothers, Larry Long of Memphis, Jerry Long, Roosevelt Long Jr. ...
Bettye Jeanne Vaughn Stramaglio (07/31/03)
Bettye Jeanne Vaughn Stramaglio died on July 25, 2003. She was born in Augusta, Ark. on June 28, 1928 and resided in Marked Tree; Long Beach, Calif.; Downey, Calif.; Joshua Tree, Calif.; and Yucca Valley, Calif. She retired from Honeywill Ink of Gardena, Calif. after 25 years of service...
Guy Hardesty (07/11/03)
Guy Hardesty, 63, of Marked Tree, formerly of Blytheville, died Friday, July 4, 2003 at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Born in Armorel, he was a 1958 graduate of Blytheville High School. He worked for American Greetings and Montgomery Ward and was owner and operator of Hardesty's Arts and Crafts...
Elnora Butler (07/11/03)
Elnora Butler, 83, of Marked Tree died Tuesday, July 1, 2003 at St. Bernard's Medical Center. She had lived in Marked Tree for 15 years after moving from Tyronza. She was a member of Pentecostal Temple Church of God in Christ, where she served on the Mother Board...
Herman McDaniel (07/11/03)
Graveside services for Herman Utah "Bo" McDaniel Jr., 58, of Lake City, who died Thursday, July 3, 2003 in Lake City, were held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 7, in Lake City Cemetery, with the Rev. Carl Edge officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Emerson Funeral Home of Lake City...
Connie Mae Horner (07/11/03)
Connie Mae Horner, 56, of Jonesboro died Sunday, June 29, 2003 at her residence. Born in Blytheville, she was a factory worker and a member of Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Markeeta Horner and Vickie Horner, both of Jonesboro; one son, Dennis Horner of Jonesboro; and nine grandchildren, Valencia Horner, Montez Horner, Preniecesa Horner, Dennis Horner Jr., Rickeedra Horner, A'Keem Horner, La Krisha Horner, Markeeta Horner and Quartina Horner...
John Henry Reed (07/11/03)
John Henry Reed Sr., 59, of Osceola died Friday, July 4, 2003 at St. Bernard's Medical Center. Born in Nodena, Ark. on May 7, 1944, he was a retired factory worker and was of the Baptist belief. Survivors include his wife, Pearlie Reed of Osceola; his mother, Nancy Reed of Osceola; three sons, John Henry Reed Jr. ...
David Alvin Duvall (07/18/03)
David Alvin Duvall, 67, of Marked Tree died Thursday, July 10, 2003 at the VA Medical Center in Memphis. He is a retired state tax auditor and a member of Central Baptist Church in Marked Tree. Survivors include three sisters, Faye Wallin of West Memphis, Grace Morgan of Columbiaville, Mich., and Doris Young of New Boston, Texas; and two brothers, Larry Duvall of Marked Tree and Eugene Duvall of Brooksville, Fla...
Ruth Mae Capps (07/18/03)
Ruth Mae Capps, 77, of Berryville died Saturday, July 12, 2003 in Berryville. Born in Tyronza, she had worked at Cordell, Okla., Memorial Hospital and was a member of Freeman Heights Baptist Church in Berryville. Survivors include a son, Jim Capps of Berryville; a brother, Bill McMullin of Paducah, Ky.; a sister, Louise Mitchell of Imboden; three grandchildren, Jimmy Capps, Joshua Capps and Justin Capps, all of Berryville; and two great-grandchildren...
Christine Wortham (07/18/03)
Christine Wortham, 80, of Marked Tree died Thursday, July 10, 2003 at Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis. She was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include two sisters, Etta Smart of Waldron and Nora Dell Prince of Pontiac, Mich. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Wortham...
Rubie B. Fields Dickerson (07/18/03)
Rubie B. Fields Dickerson, 97, of Plano died Monday, July 14, 2003 at the Medical Center of Plano. A member of Marked Tree First United Methodist Church, she served as president of the Woman's Progressive Club and was a member of the Monday and Thursday Club and the Tripoli Club. She was a homemaker...
Brad Gamble (07/03/03)
Brad Gamble, 39, of Caraway died Friday, June 27, 2003 at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was a Baptist and a self-employed carpenter. Survivors include his mother, Alma Lee Fires Smith of Caraway; his father, Roger Gamble of East Prairie, Mo.; one brother, Brian Lee Gamble of Benton; one stepsister, Necie Hall of East Prairie; two stepbrothers, Jeremy Smith of Lake City and Keith Carden of East Prairie...
Leland Arvis Lee (07/03/03)
Leland Arvis Lee, 33, of Orlando, Fla. died on Monday, June 23, 2003 at St. Vincent Hospital in Little Rock. Born on January 30, 1970 in Osceola, Lee was a flight attendant and a member of the Greater 2nd Baptist Church in Little Rock. He was a member of the choir and a former member of the Tabernacle M.B. Church in Osceola. He was preceded in death by his mother, Georgette Thomas...
Leroy Malone, Jr. (07/03/03)
Leroy Malone, Jr., 64, of Tyronza, died on Monday, June 30, 2003 at St. Bernard Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. A member of the Marked Tree Church of God, Malone was a fork lift driver. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ruby and Leroy Malone, Sr.; two brothers, Kenneth Malone and Tommy Malone; and one sister, Maxine Kirk...
Shawn Alan Tillery (07/03/03)
Shawn Alan Tillery, 32, of Jonesboro, formerly of Harrisburg, died Wednesday, June 25, 2003 at St. Bernard's Medical Center. Born in Jonesboro, he was a 1989 graduate of Harrisburg High School and a 1995 graduate of Arkansas State University. He served as a coach at Weiner High School, Bay High School and Greene County Tech...
Kenneth Barnes (07/11/03)
Kenneth W. Barnes, 60, of Trumann died Thursday, July 3, 2003 at his home. He was a member of the Christian Worship Center of Trumann. Survivors include his wife, Eloise Barnes of Trumann; two daughters, Teresa D. Johnson and Katheryn L. Propes, both of Trumann; his father, Marvin Barnes; four sisters, Marie Frey and Phyllis Price, both of Trumann, and Irene Simpson and Katheryn Cornell, both of California; one brother, Buel E. Barnes of Trumann; and six grandchildren...
Cora Bailey (07/03/03)
Cora Bailey, 89, of Osceola, died Monday, June 30, 2003 at Osceola Health Care. She had lived in Mississippi County for 60 years. Survivors include three sons, Carl Bailey of West Memphis, and James Bailey and Donnie Bailey, both of Dyess; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild...