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Obituaries from November 2005

Virginia Lee Yancey (11/30/05)
Virginia Lee Yancey, 75, of Harrisburg died Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005 at her home. She was born March 24, 1930 in Smithville, to Arthur and Willie Mae Banks. She was a homemaker and member of the New Covenant Church in Harrisburg. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Anthony Yancey; five brothers, JB Banks, Leonard Banks, Billy Banks, Vernon Banks and Milt Banks and one granddaughter, Rebecca Nichols...
Donna Lee Neal (11/30/05)
Donna Lee Neal, 48, of Harrisburg died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2005 at Harrisburg. She was born on May 31, 1957 in Jonesboro to Donald and Jeanette Chisenhall Lee. She was a third grade teacher at Earl Public School and a member of the Greenfield Baptist Church in Harrisburg...
Bill Witt (11/30/05)
Bill Witt, 74, of Harrisburg died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005 at his residence. He was born on July 24, 1931 in Nettleton, Miss., the son of Lucian A. Witt and Lilla Mae Beard Witt. He was a lifetime resident of Harrisburg and was of the Baptist faith. He was a farmer, welder, former Phillips 66 gas station owner and had worked in the maintenance department at Poinsett State Park for ten years. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking and small carpentry jobs...
Elizia Esther Stewart Henley (11/16/05)
Elzia Esther Stewart Henley, 90, of Trumann died Friday, Nov. 11, 2005 at NEA Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Byars, Okla., she lived most of her lifetime in the Trumann area. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Assembly of God in Trumann. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Joe A. Stewart and her second husband, Bob Henley; one son, Lynn Wayne Stewart, one daughter, Lois Jean Stewart; two brothers and was the daughter of the late Dolphe Greene and Vernia May Fry Lynn...
Rickey D. White (11/23/05)
Rickey D. White, 47, of Jonesboro died Friday, Nov. 11 at Ozark Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. Born in Trumann, where he lived prior to moving to Jonesboro, White was a member of First General Baptist Church as was employed by CAL ARK Trucking of Mabelvale...
Lois Pauline Thompson (11/09/05)
Lois Pauline Thompson was born on Monday, June 27, 1921 the daughter of the late Harvey Soloman and Corinth Elizabeth Edmonds. Thompson died Friday, Nov.r 4, 2005 at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro at the age of 84. She was born in Bald Knob and she graduated from Kensett High School...
Jimmy Joe Speakes (11/09/05)
Jimmy Joe Speakes of Trumann died Monday, Oct. 31, 2005 at St. Bernard's Medical Center. Born at Etowah, he had lived in Trumann for the last 40 years returning here from Joplin, Mo. Speakes was a veteran of the United States Army and had served during the Vietnam war. He was a lifetime member of the NRA, a retired self employed welder and of the Baptist faith...
Emogene L. Moody (11/09/05)
Emogene L. Moody of Trumann died Friday, Nov. 4, 2005, at St. Elizabeth's Place in Jonesboro, at the age of 71. She was born in Marked Tree on Friday, Sept. 7, 1934, the daughter of S. L. and Bertie Harbison Dempsey. She lived lived most of her lifetime in Truman. She was retired from the singer Company and a member of the Providence Baptist Church...
Dorothy Evelyn Gregson (11/09/05)
Funeral services for Dorothy Evelyn Gregson, 85, of Trumann died Saturday, Oct. 29 at Plantation Homes in Trumann. Born in Paragould, she lived most of her lifetime in Trumann. She was a retired counselor and school teacher for the Trumann and Bay school. She was a member of the Century Arts and Civic Club; order of the Eastern Star, Phi Delta Kappa and a member of the First Baptist Church in Trumann...
Billy Derrell Walton (11/09/05)
Billy (Bill) Derrell Walton, 71, of Vancleave, Miss., died on Nov. 1, 2005 in Ocean Springs, Miss. He was born in Trumann on Jan. 3, 1934 and had been a resident of the coast since 1970. He was a graduate of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro where he majored in business administration. ...
Joann Ward (11/02/05)
Joann Ward, 65, of Trumann died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2005 at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist belief. She is survived by her husband, Billy Ward of Trumann; three daughters, Belinda Jo Holt of Trumann, Dianna Lynn Smith and Connie Ann Vance, both of Marked Tree; four sisters, Shirley Coats of Marion, Jenny Clem and Wanda Stacks, both of West Memphis and Juanita Brown of Jefferson City, Tenn.; one brother, Bobby Coats of West Memphis and five grandchildren.. ...
Donald Edward Chaffin (11/02/05)
Donald Edward Chaffin, 63, of Redondo Beach, Calif, formerly of Trumann died Monday, Oct. 24 at NEA Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Trumann he lived in Redondo Beach since 1963. He was a retired maintenance supervisor at Chevron Oil Company in El Segundo, Calif. for 30 years and of the Baptist belief...
Karen Suzette Yeakey (11/02/05)
Karen Suzette "Susie" Yeakey, 44, of Trumann died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2005 at the family residence in Trumann of natural causes. She was born in and a lifetime resident of Trumann. She was a housewife and member of the Viva Drive Church of Christ. She is survived by her husband, Frankie E. ...
Kathryn Craig Rasdon (11/02/05)
Kathryn Craig Rasdon, 73, of Trumann died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2005 at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro of natural causes. She was born in and had lived most of her life in the Trumann and Harrisburg area. She was a housewife and member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church near Harrisburg...
Bobby Arnold, Sr. (11/16/05)
Bobby Arnold Sr., 66, of Trumann died Friday, Nov. 11, 2005 at the family residence. Born at Athens, Ala., he lived most of his lifetime in Trumann. He was a retired body shop repairman and was preceded in death by one sister, Dorothy (Hendrix) Hancock and was the son of the late Harry L. and Laura Spray Arnold...
Arlis Glen Anderson (11/02/05)
Arlis Glen Anderson, 86, of Trumann was born on Friday, Oct. 24 1919, the son of the late Homer and Liller Burr Hatch Anderson. He died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005 at the family residence in Trumann. He was born in Evening Shade near Hope and was born spiritually at the age of 30 in Bastrop, La. ...
Billy Don Andrews (11/02/05)
Billy Don Andrews, 70, of Brookland died Tuesday Oct. 24, 2005 at Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro of natural causes. He was born in the Finch community near Paragould and had lived there since 1978 and was formerly of the Goobertown community. He was a retired factory worker for Emerson Electric Company in Paragould and of the Church of Christ faith...
Leonard Allen Newman (11/10/05)
Leonard Allen Newman, 87, of West Memphis died Thursday, Nov. 3. Born at Indiana, Okla., he was a heavy equipment mechanic and a farmer. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Audra Newman, and his second wife Daphine Newman. Survivors include three sons: Gerald Newman of West Memphis, Charles Newman and Clifford Newman, both of Sanford, Fla.; one sister: Opel Gooden of Edna, Texas; two brothers: Dean Newman of Victoria, Texas and Paul Newman of Napa, Calif; and three grandchildren...
Hollis Blake Miles (11/10/05)
Hollis Blake Miles, 75, of Lynn, Ala. died Nov. 5 at his residence. Survivors include three sons: Hollis Ray and Danny Mitchell Miles of Haleyville, Ala. and David Lee Miles of Killen, Ala.; one daughter: Tammy Rena Stephens of Asbridge, Ala.; five brothers: Millard Miles of Lepanto, James Miles and Joseph Miles, both of Marked Tree, and Oscar Miles and Howard Miles, both of Haleyville, Ala.; three sisters: Helen King of West Memphis, Olar Fay Mattingly of Jacksonville and Mary Ann Miles of Bear Creek, Ala.; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.. ...
Larry Dee Baker (11/23/05)
Larry Dee Baker, a 58 year old resident of Prairie Grove, passed away November 18, 2005, at Prairie Grove. He was born January 1, 1947, at Memphis the son of Dee and Dorothy Bailey Baker Jr. Baker grew up in Marked Tree and graduated from Marked Tree High School in 1965. He graduated from the University of Arkansas and married Vicki Sturgis in Enid, Okla. on July 26, 1969...
Marvin E. Hindman (11/23/05)
Marvin E. Hindman, 82, died Nov. 17, 2005 at St. Bernard's in Jonesboro. A retired farmer, he lived in Tyronza and was an Army WWII and Korean Veteran. He was preceded in death by his father, Francis Hindman and mother, Lillie Worley Hindman. Survivors include one daughter, Terry Richter of Marshall; one sister, Marie Smith of Mt. Morris, Mich.; and two brothers, Bob Hindman and Hardin Hindman, both of Tyronza. Graveside services were held Saturday, Nov. 19 at Tyronza Cemetery...
Emma Pearline Morgan (11/23/05)
Emma Pearline Morgan, 76, of Lepanto died Sunday, Nov. 20 at Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis. Born in Booneville, Miss. in 1929, Morgan was a cook for the school cafeteria and a member of the Carrolls Corner Church of the Lord Jesus Christ in Etowah...
Richard E. Burress (11/10/05)
Richard E. Burress, 67, of Tyronza died Nov. 4 at his residence. He was a retired factory worker, an army veteran and a member of Tyronza First Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Betty Burress of Tyronza; one son: Gregory O. Fleming of Alexandria; two sisters: Opal Linley of Joiner and Vickie Haney of Jonesboro; one brother: Frankie Cavitt of West Memphis and one grandchild...
Charline Johnson (11/10/05)
Charline Johnson, 74, of Blytheville died Monday, Oct. 31 at her residence. Born at Hickory Flat, Miss. in July of 1931, she was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Johnson, Sr.; two sons: Ricky Johnson and Thomas Johnson, Jr.; and eight brothers and sisters...