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Obituaries from November 2007

John Wilson Brinkley (11/27/07)
John Wilson Brinkley, 68, formerly of the Jonesboro area, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2007 at Mena Medical Center. He was born on June 27, 1939 in Otwell to the late James and Marie Brinkley. He attended Trumann High School. He retired after 26 years with the United States Navy. He was a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Disabled American Veterans. Mr. Brinkley was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Mena. His family said, "he was our hero."...
Billy Ray Medley (11/21/07)
Billy Ray Medley, 29, of Trumann died Friday, November 16, 2007 at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. He was born on Sept. 18, 1928, the son of the late Benjamin Bill and Willie Sue Lloyd Medley in Blytheville. He had lived most of his lifetime in the Trumann area. ...
Lela Belle Thomas (11/14/07)
Lela Belle Thomas, 93, died Oct. 30, 2007. She was born in Trumann, to Luther and Maude Gunter Stephens. She has lived in Jonesboro most of her life. She was employed at Frolic Footwear for a number of years, was a homemaker and loved gardening. She was a member of Philadelphia Baptist Church...
Marget May Mundy (11/14/07)
Miss Marget May Mundy, 87, died Wednesday, November 7, 2007 at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro She was born on Thursday, May 20, 1920 the daughter of the late Anton Sharron and Tillie Belle Fritts Mundy in Herman. She had lived most of her lifetime in Trumann. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Trumann...
John Wesley Doty (11/14/07)
John Wesley Doty, 84, J.W. or J. to his friends and family, passed away Friday, Nov. 9, 2007 at St. Bernard's Hospital in Jonesboro. He is now home with the Lord and his oldest son Larry, who he loved very much. Doty grew up on the farm in Mississippi before moving to Arkansas during the depression. ...
Freddie Lee Needham (11/14/07)
Freddie Lee Needham, 68, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007 at NEA Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born on Wednesday, May 31, 1939, the son of the late Homer Eugene and Edna Mae Shaw Needham. He was born in and a lifetime resident of Jonesboro. He was a retired truck driver and of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his parents...
Cora Lee Williams (11/14/07)
Mrs. Cora Lee Williams, 97, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007, at the family resident in Marked Tree She was born on Saturday, Jan. 1, 1910, daughter of the late Resse Harvey and Minerva Bell Poe Rowe. She was born in Mississippi and had lived in Marked Tree for the past 67 years. She was a homemaker and a member of the Corner's Chapel Baptist Church in Payneway...
Harlan Loyd Bullock (11/27/07)
Harlan Loyd Bullock, 81, of Trumann passed away Monday Nov. 19, 2007 at Trumann Health and Rehab. He is survived by six sisters, Wilma Jaco of Huntsville, Ala., Marie Coats of Cherry Valley, Billie Cook of Trumann, Betty Qualls of Trumann, Bobbie Snell of Jonesboro and Beverly Williams of Cherry Valley; one brother, Tommy Bullock of Upland, Calif. and several nieces and nephews...
Doyl Wells (11/27/07)
Doyl Wells, 85, of Trumann, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007 at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born on Monday, Dec. 19, 1921, the son of the late Walter A. and Tinnie Mills Wells. He was a lifetime resident of Trumann, retired employee of the Singer Company and Delta Wood Products in Trumann; veteran of U. S. Army and Word War II and of the Baptist faith...
Harvey Obit. (11/27/07)
Wallace Harvey, 79, of Southaven, Miss. and former resident of Marked Tree died on Wednesday, Nov. 21, at Baptist Hospital Desoto in Southaven. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War. He was preceded in death by his parents, Nathan and Addie Jones...
Alma East Willoughby (11/23/07)
Alma East Willoughby, 94, died on Nov. 15, at her residence in Marked Tree. She was a member of the Marked Tree Methodist Church, a member of the Women's Progressive Club, and past pianist for the men's Sunday school class. She is survived by two daughters, Lydia Beck and Marilyn Marconi, both of West Memphis; one son, Wallace George Willoughby Jr. ...
George Robert Chaney (11/23/07)
George Robert Chaney, 68, of Lepanto died Friday, Nov. 16. He was a Baptist by faith and a truck driver by occupation. He was preceded in death by his parents, A.M. and Telitha Chaney; two sisters, Faye Foote and Kaye Farley; and one brother, Gary Chaney...
Ann Lee Smith (11/23/07)
Ann Lee Smith, 58, of Tyronza, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born May 12, 1949, to the late Norman Presley Oakes and Ethel Moefield Oakes. She was of the Pentecostal Faith and a homemaker. She is survived by two sons, Jesse Harston of Marion and Frankie Harston of Pontotoc, Ms.; five sisters, Diane Alexander of Pontotoc, Ms., Lotty Gale Beale of Jonesboro, Christine Armstrong of Athelstan, Charlene Morelock and Mary Amick both of Trumann; three brothers, Eddie Oakes of Cleveland, Tex., Charlie Oakes of Lepanto, and Ron Oakes of South Bend, Ind.; seven grandchildren and twenty two nephews and nieces.. ...
Lois Marie Walker Gray Edge (11/27/07)
Lois Marie Walker Gray Edge, 72, of Eaglecrest died Sunday, Nov. 25 at St. Vincent Hospital in Little Rock. Born Nov. 7, 1935, in Newark, she was the daughter of the late Mayburn "M.L." Walker and Clara Walker of Osceola. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith...
Harlan Loyd Bullock (11/27/07)
Harlan Loyd Bullock, 81, of Trumann passed away Monday Nov. 19, 2007 at Trumann Health and Rehab. He is survived by six sisters, Wilma Jaco of Huntsville, Ala., Marie Coats of Cherry Valley, Billie Cook of Trumann, Betty Qualls of Trumann, Bobbie Snell of Jonesboro and Beverly Williams of Cherry Valley; one brother, Tommy Bullock of Upland, Calif. and several nieces and nephews...
Teague Obit. (11/27/07)
Gary Allen Teague, 62, of Turrell died Thursday, Nov. 22 at his residence. He was a Baptist and a member of the Lions Club, a member of Life Underwriters and Pawn Brokers Association. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Teague of the home; a son, Max Teague and wife Amy May of Prairie Grove; a daughter, Melinda and husband Mark of Bismark; three brothers, Jerry Teague, Ricky Teague, and Dennis Teague all of Marked Tree; a sister, Linda Bennett of Hot Springs and a granddaughter, Haley Allen...
King Obit. (11/27/07)
Jimmy Ray King, Jr., 50, of Marked Tree died Saturday, Nov. 24 at Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis. He was preceded in death by his father, Jimmy Ray King, Sr. Survivors include a daughter, Alicia Diane Kennington of Newport; a brother, Archie King of Hornlake, Miss.; a sister, Rose Ellifritt of Marked Tree; his mother, Lena King of Marked Tree and one grandchild...
Johnson Obit. (11/27/07)
Anita Ann Johnson, 69, of Lepanto died Sun. Nov. 25 at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lepanto. She served as a volunteer at Steven's Square Senior Citizens Center in Lepanto. She as preceded in death by her husband, William (Bill) Johnson...
Glenn Turpin (11/15/07)
Glenn Turpin, 76, of Harrisburg, formerly of Lepanto, passed away Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007, in St. Bernards Medical Center at Jonesboro. Services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13 in Harrisburg First Baptist Church with interment following in Potters Cemetery at Lepanto...
Oberia Rofe (11/15/07)
Oberia Rofe, 76, of Osceola died Friday, Oct. 26, at SMC Regional Medical Center in Osceola. Rofe was born on Oct. 4, 1931 in Sherrill to the late John Henry and Viola Sims Clayton. She was also preceded in death by his sister, Vertie Mae Clayton. She was a member of Pleasant Grove M.B. Church in Osceola where she served on the motherboard. She was employed at EOC for 15 years and retired from American Greetings...
Carl Edward Price (11/15/07)
Carl Edward Price, 78, of Tyronza died on Nov. 5. He was born on May 6, 1929 in Michie, Tenn. Price was a mechanic and a member of the United Methodist Church in Lepanto. He is survived by his wife, Elese Beulah Johnson Price of Tyronza; eight daughters, Carolyn Tucker of Paris, Texas, Jacqueline Shuberte of Gilmore, Mary Joyce Oakes of Tyronza, Pheneliphia Goldman of Lucedale, Miss., Annette Goldman of Whitton, Cheryl Kail of Marked Tree, Miriam Avery of Blytheville and Renee Wilson of Morrilton; three sons, David Price of Lepanto, Jimmy Price of Lepanto, and Jeffrey Price of Chelford; 35 grandchildren, 53 great grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.. ...
Letha Mae Overbey (11/15/07)
Letha Mae Williams Overbey, 83, of Lepanto died Friday, Nov. 9, at her son's residence in Drummonds, Tenn. A member of the Church of Christ, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Overbey. The Overbey's were previous owners of a Lepanto gas station and garage and Mrs. Overbey was a beautician for many years in Lepanto...
Evelyn Ann Portis (11/08/07)
Evelyn Ann Portis, 87, died Monday, Nov. 5, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was preceded in death by her husband, J.C. Portis of Lepanto; and son, Clay Portis of Memphis; and her parents, Ernest and Anne Burton of Marked Tree. She is survived by her two children, Ann Burton Portis of Osceola and Ernest Portis (Diana) of West Memphis; and her grandchildren, Wesley Portis Wells (Rob) of West Memphis, Clayton Portis Allen (Lee) of Dallas and Bradsher Portis of Memphis; and her great-granddaughter, Ellie James Allen of Dallas.. ...
Georgia Lewis Gean (11/08/07)
Georgia Lewis Gean, 48, died Sunday November 4 at St. Bernards Medical Center. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of God. She was preceded in death by a brother, Sammy Bolden, and sister, Doris Bolden. Survivors include daughters, Nellie Boyles, Misty Scott and Gloria Shempert; parents, George Bolden and Florie Duncan; brothers, James Bolden and John Bolden; and nine grandchildren...
Fred Edward Lee (11/08/07)
Fred Edward Lee, 68, of Harrisburg formerly of Lepanto died Tuesday Oct. 23 at Little Rock. Lee was preceded in death by his wife, Janet Fisher Lee; his parents; a twin brother Frank Lee; and a sister, Elizabeth Gustavus. He is survived by a son, Keith Lee and wife Madonna of Jonesboro; and two grandchildren, Tristen Lee and Maranda Lee...
Pearlie Arnold (11/15/07)
Pearlie Arnold, 88, of Monette, formerly of Lepanto, died Sunday, Nov. 11, at Monette Manor Nursing Center. She was a homemaker and a member of the United Pentecostal Church in Lepanto. She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Eddie Arnold, two infant children, a daughter, Barbara Miller and a son, Gary Arnold...
Tommie Faye Ulrich (11/15/07)
Tommie Faye Ulrich, 64, of Dyess passed away Friday, Nov. 9, 2007, in St. Bernards Regional Medical Center at Jonesboro. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. Survivors include her companion, William Cotton of Dyess; two sons, Danny Porterfield of Chelford and Paul B. ...
Barbara Sue Vaughn (11/15/07)
Barbara Sue Howard Vaughn, 61, of Lepanto died Saturday, Nov. 10, at her residence at Lepanto. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist belief. She was preceded in death by her parents, Gaines and Viola Howard; and one brother. Survivors include her husband, Clyde Vaughn of Lepanto; son, Jeff Vaughn and daughter-in-law Angela of Lepanto; brothers, Paul Howard of Lepanto and Billy Howard and Walter "Dub" Howard, both of Marked Tree; and grandson, Dalton Vaughn of Lepanto...
Cora Lee Williams (11/15/07)
Mrs. Cora Lee Williams, 97, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007, at the family resident in Marked Tree She was born on Saturday, Jan. 1, 1910, daughter of the late Resse Harvey and Minerva Bell Poe Rowe. She was born in Mississippi and had lived in Marked Tree for the past 67 years. She was a homemaker and a member of the Corner's Chapel Baptist Church in Payneway...
Carolyn F. Bolick (11/15/07)
Carolyn F. Bolick, 61, died Sunday, Nov. 11 at S.M.C. Regional Medical Center in Osceola. Born Sunday, Aug. 24, 1946 in Tyronza to the late Houston and Loraine Mitchell, she was of the Pentecostal faith. She is survived by her husband, Bobby Bolick of the home; one daughter, Jennifer Bolick Weaver of Osceola; two sisters, Ruby Mitchell of Michigan and Francis Blevins of Tyronza; four brothers, Doyle Mitchell, Lowell Mitchell, Jr. Mitchell and Freddie Mitchell...
John Warren Capooth (11/15/07)
John Warren Capooth passed away Nov. 2, 2007 at Brownstown, Mich. He was born Dec. 16, 1928 the son of Dewey Lee Capooth and Elzetta Mae Pinkston of Ramer, Tenn. He was a World War II veteran, a farmer in Black Oak and a retired supervisor for Martin Oil Company...
Linda Eubanks (11/15/07)
Linda Eubanks, 62, of Lepanto died Tues., Nov. 6, in Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis. She was a member of the Lepanto Church of God and was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and four brothers. Survivors include her husband, Johnny Eubanks of Lepanto; three brothers, James Smith and Johnny Smith, both of Lepanto and Donald Smith of McEwen, Tenn.; three sisters, Ruby Gooch of Lepanto, Tiny Brewer of Ft. Gibson, Okla., and Roberta Brewer of McEwen, Tenn...
Billie Newt Grant (11/15/07)
Billie Newt Grant, 48, of Marked Tree died on Nov. 5. He was a member of Baptist Faith Church and a U.S. Army Veteran. He is survived by his wife, Holly (Hamilton) Grant; one step-daughter, Bobbie Lynn Brown of Bladenboro, N.C.; two sisters, Elizabeth Grant of Tyronza and CyBill Grant of Savannah, Tenn.; one brother, Robert Alton Grant, Jr. of Tyronza and one grandchild...
OBIT. -- Rofe (11/01/07)
Oberia Rofe, 76, of Osceola died Friday, Oct. 26, at SMC Regional Medical Center in Osceola. Rofe was born on Oct. 4, 1931 in Sherrill to the late John Henry and Viola Sims Clayton. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Vertie Mae Clayton. He was a member of Pleasant Grove M.B. Church in Osceola where he served on the motherboard. He was employed at EOC for 15 years and retired from American Greetings...
OBIT. -- DUNN (11/01/07)
Warren Albert Dunn, 79, of Marked Tree died Thursday, Oct. 25 at NEA Hospital in Jonesboro. Born Jan. 3, 1928 in Kossuth, Miss., he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Tuscumbia, Miss. to the late John W. and Leona Crum. He was also preceded in death by his son, James Albert Dunn, and two grandchildren, Michael Jordan Dunn and Meghan Dunn...
Obit. - Comstock (11/01/07)
Wilburn Ray Comstock, 79, of Marked Tree died Oct. 25 at North East Arkansas Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was a member of the Church of God and a retired police officer. Survivors include his wife, Christine Swan Comstock of Marked Tree; a daughter, Betty Spurlin and her husband Larry of Memphis; sisters, Charlsie Garrison and her husband, Homer, of Marked Tree, and Opal Armstrong of Middle River, Md.; one grandson, Dean Rickvalsky and his wife, Kara, of Spring Hill, Tenn.; one step-grandson, Tyler Spurlin and his wife, Natasha, of Arlington, Tenn.; one step-granddaughter, Laura Crook and husband, Mike, of Atoka, Tenn.; one great-grandson, Maddox Rickvalsky of Spring Hill, Tenn.; two step-grandchildren, Kyle and Madalyn Crook of Atoka, Tenn.; three brother-in-laws and two sister-in-laws.. ...
OBIT. -- White (11/01/07)
Ruth Opal White, 97, of Cherokee Village, formerly of Marked Tree, died at her home on Friday, Oct. 26. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marion F. White. She is survived by four daughters, Maxine Talley of Marked Tree, Amy Blysma of Washington, Mo., Carolyn Carroll of Mountain View and Mildred Carroll of Cherokee Village; one son, Jerry W. White of Cherokee Village;16 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren...