Cobb Funeral Home

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Our Obituaries

Vicky Cain

December 6, 2016

Vicky Cain, 65, of Blytheville, passed away Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis. Vicky was born to Robert and Nomy (Beliles) Barber in Murfreesboro, Kentucky. She was a homemaker and liked to collect antiques. Vicky was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; one sister; step-father, Alray Ramey; and step-mother,...
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L.D. Daniels

December 3, 2016

L.D. Daniels, 92, of Knoxville, Tennessee and formerly of Blytheville, passed away Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Autumn Care Assisted Living in Knoxville. L.D. was born in Pottsville, Arkansas to Leonard and Hazel (Hoffstetter) Daniels. He retired from Case IH after 34 years with the company as the parts manager. He served his country honorably in the United States Navy during World War II. L.D....
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Harold Bigham

November 30, 2016

Harold Bigham, 61, of Blytheville, passed away Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. Harold was born in Blytheville to Harold and Virginia Bigham. He was a mechanic and loved to work on cars. He served his country in the United States Air Force. Harold loved to play the drums and was a proud member of the band "The Next of Kin". He also loved to hunt and fish...
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Raye Ledbetter

November 27, 2016

Raye Ledbetter, 89, of Blytheville, passed away Sunday, November 27, 2016 at her home. Raye was born in Blytheville to Charles and Mary (Hardin) Lucius. She was a retired cafeteria worker at Blytheville High School. Raye was a member of Gosnell Baptist Church where she was a longtime Sunday school teacher. She liked to cook and loved her family. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-...
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Johnnie Miller

November 24, 2016

Johnnie Margaret Miller, 86, of Steele, Missouri, passed away Thursday, November 24, 2016 at Craighead County Nursing Home in Jonesboro. Johnnie was born in Steele to Wilbur and Effie Stegall. She owned Miller's Upholstery for over 30 years in Holland, Missouri and was a member of the Church of Christ in Steele. Johnnie loved working in the yard and picking cotton by hand. She took great pride...
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Pauline Reed

November 17, 2016

Pauline Edwards Reed, 90, of Ash Flat, Arkansas and formerly of Blytheville, passed away Thursday, November 17, 2016 at Monette Manor Nursing Home in Monette. Pauline was born in Marshall County, Mississippi to George and Clara (Allen) Edwards. She retired from the First Baptist Church Daycare in Blytheville. She was a member of the Loneoak Missionary Baptist church and was a Blytheville...
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Jimmy Corkran

November 16, 2016

Jimmy Matt Corkran, 82, of Luxora, passed away Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at the VA Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee. Jimmy was born to Roy and Lorine (Hall) Corkran in O'Donnell Bend, Arkansas. He owned Jimmy's 66 service station and was a lifelong resident of Luxora. Jimmy was a member of First Baptist Church in Luxora where he was a deacon. He loved to sing Gospel music. Jimmy served...
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Bob Jackson

November 16, 2016

Charles "Bob" Jackson, 82, of Blytheville, passed away Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at Heritage Square Nursing Home in Blytheville. Bob was born to Hershel and Mary Frances (Moore) Jackson in Portia, Arkansas. He was a retired farmer and partner in Jackson Brother Farms. Bob was a resident of Blytheville for most of his life and was a member of First Baptist Church. He liked to hunt and fish, as...
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Ola Call

November 12, 2016

Mrs. Ola Call, 93, of Blytheville, passed away Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Heritage Square Nursing Home. Ola was born in Elora, Tennessee to John D. and Beulah (Simmons) Campbell. She was a retired LPN at Chickasawba Hospital and was a member of Fairview Baptist Church, where she was a former choir member. Ola was a Veteran of the Women's Army Corps. She served in World War II as a Sergeant...
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James Boyd

November 10, 2016

James Boyd, 90, of Gosnell, passed away Thursday, November 10, 2016 at Hunter Acres Nursing Home in Sikeston, Missouri. James was born to Charlie and Ada Boyd, he was a farmer and was of the Baptist faith. He loved being outdoors and doing everything from hunting and fishing to gardening. James loved to garden and was famous for his giant tomato plants. He also loved spending time with his...
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Wayne Rhoads

November 8, 2016

Wayne Spencer Rhoads, 88, of Blytheville, died Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at St. Bernards Hospital in Jonesboro. Born to Andrew Jackson Rhoads and Annie Lula Spencer Rhoads, he grew up in the Blytheville area. After graduating from high school, Wayne enlisted in the US Army and served in Japan. He began working for the Postal Service in 1950 as a substitute mail carrier and retired in 1983,...
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Terrie Gaines

November 7, 2016

Terrie Gaines, 56, of Blytheville, passed away November 7, 2016 at Great River Medical Center. Terrie was the Animal Control Officer for the City of Blytheville for 17 years. She was very dedicated to her job and loved what she did. She never met a stranger. Terrie had a big heart and a great love for animals. She was a member of the Blytheville Emergency Squad and member of the First Church of...
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Agnes Cavanaugh

November 7, 2016

Agnes Walker Cavanaugh, 76, of Blytheville, passed away Monday, November 7, 2016 at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Agnes was born in Sardis, Mississippi to I.T. and Edna (Aycock) Walker. She was a retired advisor at State Technical College Institute and was a member of the Gosnell Baptist Church. Agnes love to spend time with her family as well as travel, bake, and shop. She was...
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Jack Rousavall

November 5, 2016

Jack Marlin Rounsavall, 65, of Blytheville, went to be with the Lord Saturday, November 5, 2016 at his home. Jack was born in Blytheville to Guy and Blanche (Dean) Rounsavall. He was an airplane mechanic for ART and attended Number Nine Baptist Church. Jack served his country honorably in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He was a lifelong resident of Blytheville and was a graduate...
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Denny Wilson

October 25, 2016

Denny Wilson, 89, of Blytheville, passed away Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Denny was born in Dell to Dewey and Julia (Jackson) Wilson. He was a retired insurance salesman with Aetna Insurance and was a financial advisor. Denny served his country honorably in the United States Air Force during World War II. He was a member of First Baptist Church. Denny...
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Tristian Lee Woods

September 3, 2014 - October 22, 2016

Tristian Lee Woods, 2 years old, of Blytheville passed from this life on October 22, 2016 at Great River Medical Center. Service arrangements are incomplete at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.cobbfuneralhome.com.
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Lola Mackelden

October 17, 2016

Lola Jean Mackelden, 70, of Blytheville, passed away Monday, October 17, 2016 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Lola was born Rupert, Idaho. She was a retired towboat cook and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church. She was preceded in death by her father, Eddie Lathrom. Lola leaves her husband, Edwin Mackelden, of the home; children, Thomas Lee Mackelden of Poplar...
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Delores Walls

October 15, 2016

Delores Ann Walls, 77, of Osceola, passed away Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Methodist North Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Delores was born in Dell to Clarence and Beuna Gilliland. She was a homemaker and attended Westside Baptist Church. Delores loved to do arts and crafts, and made and embroidered baby blankets for all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also loved to cook and...
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James "Pee Wee" Stout

October 14, 2016

James "Pee Wee" Stout, Jr., 78, of Blytheville, passed away Friday, October 14, 2016 at his home. James was born in Monroe, Arkansas to James and Annie (Pitts) Stout. He was a retired bus driver and loved the kids on his bus and even knew their names. He was a member of Cole Ridge Baptist Church and loved his church and church family. He served his country honorably in the United States Army....
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Edsel Harber

October 13, 2016

Everett Edsel Harber, 88, of Blytheville, passed away Thursday, October 13, 2016 at his home. Edsel was born in Blytheville to Everett and Leona (Sims) Harber. He was an attorney and celebrated 50 years in the Arkansas Bar Association. He graduated from the University of Arkansas and was an avid Razorback fan. He served his country honorably in the United States Air Force before retiring as a...
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Peggy Sue Larrow

October 10, 2016

Peggy Sue Larrow, 82, of Gallatin, Tennessee and formerly of Blytheville, passed away October 10, 2016 at Sumner Regional Hospital in Gallatin, Tennessee. Peggy was born to William and Ethel Campbell in Halls, Tennessee. She was a retired lunchroom employee for the Blytheville School District. Peggy attended Cornerstone General Baptist Church in Gallatin. She was preceded in death by her...
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Pearl Lewis

October 10, 2016

Pearl Lewis, 87, of Jonesboro and formerly of Blytheville, passed away Monday, October 10, 2016 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Pearl was born to Archie and Onie (Sumner) Lovelace in Blytheville. She was the secretary at Terry Abstract for 44 years before retiring. When she lived in Blytheville, she attended North 10th Street Baptist Church. Pearl loved to crochet and knit. She...
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Eva Gill

October 2, 2016

Eva Gill, 85, of Blytheville, passed away Sunday, October 2, 2016 at Heritage Square Nursing Home in Blytheville. Eva was born in Driver, Arkansas to Coleman and Mamie (Lusk) Lannum. She was the Mississippi County Treasurer for many years and CEO of River City Spice Company. Eva was a member of Trinity Baptist Church. She was involved in many clubs and organizations in Blytheville. Eva was a...
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Eileen Hagan O'Neal

September 30, 2016

Eileen Hagan O'Neal, 98, of the Huffman Community, passed away Friday, September 30, 2016 at her home. Eileen was born to William "Eddie" and Mary Emma (Sweat) Hagan in Huffman, Arkansas. She was the Valedictorian of the first graduating class at Armorel. Eileen worked as Mississippi County Collector for 51 years and was a member of the Arkansas Tax Collector Association. Eileen was a member of...
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James "Bobby" Crowell

September 30, 2016

James Robert "Bobby" Crowell, 72, of Blytheville, passed away Friday, September 30, 2016 at his home. Bobby was born in Kennett, Missouri to James E. and Gladys (Thomason) Crowell. He was retired from Motor Appliances and Randall Company, and attended Harvest Fellowship Church in Manila. Bobby loved to hunt, fish, and read his Bible. He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Dorothy...
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Cynthia Yoerger

September 19, 2016

Cynthia Brinn Yoerger, 57, of Sheridan, Arkansas and formerly of Blytheville, passed away Monday, September 19, 2016 at Sheridan Health Care. Cynthia was born in Blytheville to Don and Betty (Miles) Brinn. She was a graduate of the Blytheville High School Class of 1977. She was preceded in death by her parents. Cynthia leaves her husband, Steven Yoerger, of Sheridan; daughter, Niki Schumacher...
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Mary Harvey

September 19, 2016

Mary Glasscock Harvey, 84, of Blytheville, passed away Monday, September 19, 2016 at Heritage Square Nursing Home. Mary was born in Blytheville to Joseph and Jennie (Bolin) Glasscock. She was retired from General Insurance Agency as a licensed agent and insurance secretary. Mary was a charter member of Trinity Baptist Church where she was a past Sunday school teacher. She was a devoted homemaker...
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Robert Dryer

September 14, 2016

Robert Dallas Dryer, 70, of Blytheville, passed away Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Robert was born in Ft. Campbell, Kentucky to Charles Wilburn and Jane Grey (Ridley) Dryer. He was a retired supervisor from Faultless Casters and also worked at Craig Lubricants. He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Elisabeth Grey Dryer. Robert leaves...
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William C. "Sonny" James

September 12, 2016

William C. "Sonny" James, 84, of Blytheville, passed away Monday, September 12, 2016 at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Sonny was born in Helena, Arkansas to Will and Virlie (Bradshaw) James. He was a retired truck driver and was a member of North 10th Street Baptist Church. Sonny loved his church and spending time with his family. When he was able, he loved to work in his yard. He...
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Jack Webster

September 11, 2016

Jack Allen Webster, 78, of Vilonia and formerly of Blytheville, passed away Sunday, September 11, 2016 at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock. Jack was born in Blytheville to Obie and Birdie (Floyd) Webster. He was a retired mechanic, specializing in foreign cars, and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Vilonia. As a veteran of the United States Navy, he served his country with much...
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Brent Allen Canada

September 8, 2016

Brent Allen Canada, 53, of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and formerly of Blytheville, passed away Thursday, September 8, 2016. Brent was born in Blytheville to Grover and Margaret Kathryn (Grable) Canada. He was a graduate of Blytheville High School and Arkansas State University. Upon graduation, Brent moved to Little Rock where he was employed by Holiday Inn Hotels as an auditor. He later moved to...
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Laverne M. Parrish

September 6, 2016

Laverne M. Parrish, 89, of Cabot, formerly of Blytheville, passed away Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at Greystone Nursing and Rehab in Cabot. Laverne was born to William Taft and Lorene (Cockran) Metzger in Hickman, Arkansas. She was a member of Main and 13th Street Church of Christ in Blytheville. Laverne loved to work in her yard and flower beds. She was preceded in death by her husband, James C...
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Forrest Glenn Knight

September 2, 2016

Forrest Glenn Knight, 62, of Gosnell, passed away Friday, September 2, 2016 at his home. Forrest was born in Batesville to Ralph and Ada (Davis) Knight. He was retired from Maverick and of the Baptist faith. He served his country in the United States Marine Corps. Forrest loved sports and was an avid Razorback fan. He loved his family and enjoyed playing games of UNO and playing with his...
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Mildred "Milly" Long Dailey

August 31, 2016

Mildred "Milly" Long Dailey, 87, of Blytheville, passed away Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at Crestpark Nursing Home in De Witt, Arkansas. Milly was born in Blytheville to Robert and Anna Jewell (Burnett) Meador. She graduated from Blytheville High School in 1947 and received her BSE from Arkansas State University, an MSE from the University of Central Arkansas, and did additional studies at...
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Laura Ann Maynard

August 30, 2016

Ann Maynard, 83, of Blytheville, passed away Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at Gosnell Healthcare in Gosnell. Ann was born in Lake City to Mance and Rosie (Caldwell) Kincaid. She was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Ann loved to take her grandchildren to the cabin in Blanchard Springs with her husband, Bo. While her children worked, she kept her grandchildren and help raise them....
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Elizabeth "Beth", Williamson

August 20, 2016

Elizabeth Ann "Beth" Williamson, 77, of Jonesboro, passed away Saturday, August 20, 2016 at her home. Born in Blytheville to Andrew and Narmeize (Stokes) White, Beth graduated from Dell High School. Beth was retired from the Blytheville Airport Authority in Blytheville where she was the bookkeeper. Over the years, Beth was the bookkeeper at the Dell Compress, Federal Compress, Cotton Growers Gin...
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Shelda Dixon

August 17, 2016

Shelda Ann Dixon, 75, of Dell, passed away Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at her home. Shelda was born in Hornersville, Missouri to Winford and Anna Roach. In 1959, she graduated from Manila High School where she was the Valedictorian of her class. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in Blytheville. Shelda loved to cook and take care of her family. She loved work in her yard and...
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Helen Holt

August 16, 2016

Helen Holt, 79, of Steele, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at her home. She was born in Palestine, Arkansas to Roy and Ora Little. She was a homemaker and of the Pentecost faith. She loved to cook and was famous for her carrot cakes. She always grew a garden to provide food for her family. Her family was always first and she made sure that her husband and family was taken care of...
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Timothy Braxton

August 5, 2016

Timothy Braxton, infant son of Justin and Rene' Braxton, passed away Friday, August 5, 2016 at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Timothy leaves his parents; big brother Kemyrius; and big sisters, Ke'Miaya and Camaron. Funeral services are Friday, August 19th at 1:00 p.m. in the Cobb Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Danny Pankey officiating. Burial will follow in Dogwood Cemetery. The...
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Betty Stark

August 5, 2016

Betty Stark, 89, of Lexington, Tennessee and formerly of Blytheville, passed away Friday, August 5, 2016 at her home. Betty was born to Adolph and Rose Ostrom in Presho, South Dakota. She was retired from American Greetings and loved to travel, especially going on cruises. Betty enjoyed yardwork and raising a big garden. After the vegetables were ready, she liked to can them with her daughters....
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Bobby Boozy

July 31, 2016

Bobby Ray Boozy, 73, of Gosnell, passed away Sunday, July 31, 2016 at his home. Bobby was born to Monroe and Grace Boozy in Missouri. He was a retired bus mechanic for the Blytheville School District and attended Gosnell Baptist Church. He loved to work on cars and travel. Bobby enjoyed spending time with his grand and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Terry...
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Myrtle Marshall

July 30, 2016

Myrtle Elizabeth Marshall, 85, of Gosnell, passed away Saturday, July 30, 2016 at her home. She was born to John and Sylvia Hodge in Vineland, Missouri. Myrtle was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She was a member and past matron of the Eastern Star. She was active with the Boy Scouts when her son was younger and was always involved in her children's activities and PTA. Myrtle was an avid...
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Frances Parish

October 31, 1935 - July 30, 2016

Frances Parish, 80, of Blytheville, passed away Saturday, July 30, 2016 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Frances was born to Homer and Dilly Hodge in Dell. She was a homemaker and was a member of Beacon Baptist Church. Frances was a faithful Christian and read her Bible daily. She prayed for her family every day and was such a great encouragement to them. Frances lived her life...
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Robert "Bob" D. Edwards

July 30, 2016

Robert "Bob" D. Edwards, 69, of Blytheville, passed away Saturday, July 30, 2016 at his home. He was born to Homer and Delores Edwards in Clearfield, Pennsylvania. Bob retired as a Lieutenant after 15 years on the Blytheville Fire Department and was a retired instructor and coordinator for the Arkansas Fire Training Academy. While instructing at the Fire Academy, Bob was instrumental in...
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Ben "Larry" Hipps

July 27, 2016

Ben "Larry" Hipps, 68, of Blytheville, passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born to George and Irene (Sheffield) Hipps, Larry was retired from Blytheville Public Works Sign and Signal Shop after working for 35 years. He attended Dogwood Road Church of Christ. Larry loved to hunt, especially with his best friend, Robert Bailey. He loved to watch Duck...
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Elizabeth Warren

July 25, 2016

Elizabeth West Warren, 91, of Blytheville, passed away Monday, July 25, 2016 at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born to Roy and Rebecca (Thompson) Mitchell, she was a homemaker and was a member of First Baptist Church. Elizabeth loved sports, and was an avid Razorbacks fan. She enjoyed going to all of her grandchildren's sporting and horseshow events. Elizabeth loved music and animals...
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Watson "Pete" Sailors

July 24, 2016

Watson "Pete" Sailors, 76, of Blytheville, passed away Sunday, July 24, 2016 at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis. Pete was born in Hale County, Alabama. He grew up in the Blytheville-Osceola area and went to Burdette School. As a young man, Pete worked on the family farm, taking care of the livestock and picking and chopping cotton. He went on to be his stepdad, Doc Webb's right hand man when...
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Henry Napier

July 18, 2016

Henry Edward Napier, 81, of Blytheville passed away Monday, July 18, 2016 at his home. Born to Samuel and Arizona Napier, Henry served his country honorably before retiring from the United States Air Force. After retirement, he worked in HVAC repair. He was an active member and past Master of the Masonic Lodge. He was also a past patron of the Order of the Eastern Star. Henry was a member of...
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Sandra Ephlin

July 17, 2016

Sandra Sue Ephlin, 70, of Luxora, passed away Sunday, July 17, 2016 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born to John and Susie Barch, Sandra was a quality control tech at American Greetings. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Luxora. Sandra loved to cook and spend time with her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Ephlin; her parents; brothers, Paul...
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William Tomlinson, Jr.

July 16, 2016

William Tomlinson, Jr., passed away July 16, 2016. All services are pending. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.cobbfuneralhome.com.
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Margaret Tomlinson

July 16, 2016

Margaret Tomlinson, passed away July 16, 2016. All services are pending. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.cobbfuneralhome.com.
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Annie Tusing

July 10, 2016

Mrs. Annie Lois Tusing, 88, of Dell, passed away Sunday, July 10, 2016 at Jonesboro Health and Rehabilitation in Jonesboro. Born to James Cline and Marie Newsom Dobbs, Annie was a retired employee of the Dell Post Office and a lifelong homemaker. She spent most of her life in Dell. In her earlier years, she was active in the Dell PTA and all of the activities involving her children. Mrs. Tusing...
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Barbara Lowe

July 9, 2016

Barbara Bennett Lowe, 67, of Blytheville, passed away Saturday, July 9, 2016 at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born to T.N "Tom" and Robin Bennett, Barbara was retired from the Mississippi County Collectors Office. She was an avid volunteer at the Blytheville Humane Society. Barbara knew no strangers and was a kind, loving, and encouraging person. She always took care of others,...
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Thelma Dean Thompson

July 7, 2016

Thelma Thompson, 69, of Dell, passed away Thursday, July 7, 2016 at her home. Born to Jessie and Cora Sharp, Thelma was a homemaker. She enjoyed watching the gameshow network and T.V. evangelist. Thelma loved her family and loved to play with her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, R.W. Thompson; and her parents. Thelma leaves her children, Jennifer Brothers and husband...
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Graham Partlow

July 6, 2016

Circuit Judge (retired) Graham Partlow, age 84, of Blytheville, Arkansas, died July 6, 2016, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Judge Partlow is survived by his wife of 61 years, Delia Shippen Partlow; four children, Laura Partlow Foster (Mrs. John) of West Memphis, AR, Dr. Charles Graham Partlow and his wife, Ruth, of Columbia, SC, Marguerite (Peggy) Partlow Cameron (Mrs....
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Frances Larkin

July 4, 2016

Frances Larkin, 70, of Manila and formerly of Blytheville, passed away Monday, July 4, 2016 at her home. Born to Vadan and Marjorie (McGowan) Wright, Fran was a CPA and of the Baptist faith. She was a graduate of Draughns Business College in Memphis. Fran was a loving mother and grandmother who loved to cook for her family. She had a talent for cooking, catering, and hosting parties. She was...
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William Lindsey

July 1, 2016

William Vernon Lindsey, 46, of Blytheville, passed away Friday, July 1, 2016 at his home. Born to Henry and Anna Lindsey, William was a lifelong resident of Blytheville and of the Pentecostal faith. In his younger years, he worked as a farm hand. Later on, he worked as a crane operator at the Mississippi County Landfill. William loved to play guitars and tell jokes. He was preceded in death by...
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Christopher James Parker

June 22, 2016

Christopher James Parker, 44, of Millington, Tennessee, passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at Baptist Hospital in Memphis. Christopher was the operations manager for Master Mechanical Solutions. He served his country honorably in the United States Navy. He loved history and anything pertaining to the Navy. Christopher loved to cook and was creative with his recipes. He was a devoted father who...
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Yvonne Petty

June 16, 2016

Yvonne Petty, 82, of Blytheville, passed away Thursday, June 16, 2016 at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born to James and Mable Pauline Nunn, Yvonne retired from Dr. Michael Williams's office. She loved her family, especially her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchild. She was loved by her friends and loved her friends deeply. Yvonne was a very strong fighter, overcoming great...
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Horace Henry "Pete" Hughes

June 15, 2016

Horace Henry "Pete" Hughes, Jr., 94, of Blytheville, passed away Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at Regional One Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee. Born to Horace and Emily Hughes, Pete was a retired cotton buyer and classer. He worked in cotton in New Orleans, Vicksburg, Mississippi and Blytheville. He was a devout Catholic and was a member of the Knights of the Columbus. Pete spent his free time...
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James "Shorty" Walker

June 13, 2016

James Edwin "Shorty" Walker, 79, Liberty, Missouri formerly of Steele, Missouri passed away June 13, 2016. James was born October 12, 1936 in Memphis, Tennessee to James Alvie and Nettie Mae (Warren) Walker. James farmed before retiring and moving to the Liberty area. He was a lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. James was preceded in death by his parents, two...
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Nannie West

June 7, 2016

Nannie Byrd Hopper West, 86, of Mammoth Springs, formerly of Blytheville, passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Arkansas. Born to Edgar and Callie (Jones) Hopper in Blytheville, Nannie retired from Hays Grocery Store as their bookkeeper and was the past owner of West Grocery Store. She was a former member of Clearlake Baptist Church and Bethany Baptist Church. She...
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Jimmy Wayne Hall

June 6, 2016

Jimmy Wayne Hall, 64, of Blytheville, passed away Monday, June 6, 2016 at his home. Born to James and Bobbie (Webster) Hall, Jimmy was a retired truck driver. He served his country honorably in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Jimmy enjoyed fishing and deer hunting, as well as traveling and bowling. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. Jimmy loved music and to dance. Anything...
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Frances Buck

June 6, 2016

Frances Buck, 86, of Lakeland, Tennessee, passed away Monday, June 6, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital in Bartlett, Tennessee. Born to James and Mamie Sprouse, Frances was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Blytheville. She was preceded in death by her husband, James P. Buck; her parents; and son, Daniel Webster Buck. Frances leaves her children, James Phillip Buck, Jr. and his wife...
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Patsy Haynes

June 5, 2016

Patsy Jane McHaffey Haynes, 82, of Blytheville passed from this life on Sunday, June 5. She was born to Isaac Murray and Willie Mildred Goff McHaffey, February 16, 1934, in Blytheville, AR. She graduated from Blytheville High School and received an Art degree from Arkansas State University. Patsy was an artist in every sense. She was an art teacher at Gosnell High School from 1969 until...
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Preston Bo Lucas

June 5, 2016

Preston Bo Lucas, 82, of Blytheville, passed away Sunday, June 5, 2016 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. Born in Tyler, Missouri to Roland and Hester (Baker) Lucas, Bo was a graduate of the Arkansas Police Academy in Camden. Upon graduating, he was employed with the Arkansas Highway Patrol where he later retired. He was a member of North 10th Street Baptist Church. Bo loved to raccoon...
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Volley Ward

June 4, 2016

Volley Berl (Dean) Ward went to Heaven at the age of 91 on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at Lexington Place in Jonesboro. He was born on Hardesty Ridge in Armorel to William and Mattie (Hardesty) Ward on November 16, 1924. He married the love of his life, Imogene Johnson, on November 3, 1951. She preceded him to Heaven in 2009. They were married 58 years. Dean joined the Navy at age 18 to be able to...
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Patricia Parish Lampley

January 28, 1953 - June 2, 2016

Patricia June Lampley, 63 of Dell and formerly of Blytheville, passed from this life on Thursday, June 2, 2016. Patricia was born to Junior and Jeanie (Ashmore) Parish in Blytheville, AR. Patricia graduated from Blytheville High School in 1971 and completed her nursing degree at Cotton Bowl Vo Tech. Patricia was a loving and caring person who was always willing to help people out. She will...
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Karry May

February 3, 1952 - May 30, 2016

Karry May, 64 passed from this life on Monday, May 30, 2016. A memorial service will be held Thursday, June 2 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Cobb Funeral Home Chapel. Condolences may be expressed at www.cobbfuneralhome.com.
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Peggy Snyder

January 13, 1937 - May 29, 2016

Peggy Sue Snyder, 79 of Kokomo, IN, and formerly of Blytheville, went to be with her Lord, and also with her husband, Floyd Snyder Sunday, May 29, 2016 at St. Vincent's Hospital in Kokomo. Peggy was born to Thurman and Louise (Byrd) Alexander in Newbern, TN. Peggy was a retired cafeteria worker at Franklin School. She was a former member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Blytheville for many...
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Lon Kelley

April 1, 1932 - May 29, 2016

Lon McCoy Kelley, 84 of Blytheville, passed from this life Sunday, May 29, 2016 at Great River Medical Center. Born to Lionel and Alma (Walker) Kelley, Lon was retired from United States Army. He like to fish, garden and perform carpenter work. He was preceded in death by his wife, Franziska Kelley; his parents; brothers, Ozell Kelley, Larry Kelley, Lavell Kelley; and sister, Jean Connell. ...
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Russell Perkins

May 26, 2016

Russell Dude Perkins, Jr., 56, of the Cole Ridge Community died Thursday, May 26, 2016. Russell was a teacher at Blytheville Middle School and really enjoyed his students and his co-workers. Russell was a graduate of Dell High School and a graduate of Arkansas State University with a degree in agriculture. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, and spending time with his dog, Sally. He...
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Annette Crabb

May 26, 2016

Annette Langley Crabb, 44, a lifetime resident of Blytheville, Arkansas, entered "The Father's House" Thursday, May 26, 2016 at her mother's home. She fought a courageous battle with cancer for 3 years and 3 months, and she WON! Annette was "Crabby Against Cancer" and she fought well never having a negative moment. She always said, "I fight every day but I have already beat my cancer. For I...
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Linda Julian

May 23, 2016

Linda Rea Julian, 65 of Blytheville, passed away Monday, May 23, 2016 at her home. Three names, three different walks of life. As Brown, she was blessed to be a twin of Rinda. As twins go, they were the same but so very much different. Linda was always the loud one that outshined the rest, and always wanted to get her way. As Crum, she married Gary. She said that she knew from Elementary...
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Edward Dorris

July 10, 1941 - May 22, 2016

Ed Dorris, Sr., 74 of Bono and formerly of Blytheville, went to be with his Lord Sunday, May 22, 2016 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born to Homer and Effie (Robbins) Dorris, Ed was retired from Randall Textron. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church in Jonesboro and also of the Bono Action Committee. He was a wise man, and thought everything through before speaking. According to...
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Eloise Churchwell

May 16, 2016

Eloise Johnson Churchwell, 89, of Blytheville, passed away Monday, May 16, 2016 at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born to Harvey and Ethel (Quinn) Johnson, Eloise was a homemaker and a longtime resident of Blytheville. She was a loyal member of First Baptist Church and even after her health declined and she could not attend, she watched the services on TV. Eloise loved flowers and...
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Bridgette Fuemmeler

May 14, 2016

Bridgette Keeling Fuemmeler, 48, of Blytheville, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2016 at her home. Bridgette was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed family events, especially family reunions. She was preceded in death by her sister, Susan Michelle Broussard. Bridgette leaves her husband, Kevin Fuemmeler of Poplar Bluff, Missouri; parents, Sue Lucius of Gosnell and Bill Keeling of...
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Betty Jablonski

May 10, 2016

Betty Jablonski, 83, of Blytheville, passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at her home. Born to Charles and Mary Ester Springer, Betty was a retired secretary for Pennsylvania Truck Lines. She loved horses and animals. Betty also enjoyed yardwork. She took pride in her yard and always made sure it looked nice. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and son, Tommy Fulks Jablonski. ...
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Virgie Barrentine

May 8, 2016

Virgie Barrentine, 69, of Steele, Missouri, passed away Sunday, May 8, 2016 at her home. Born to Frank and Geneva Richardson, Virgie was a retired teacher at Lighthouse Christian Academy. She was a member of Harvest Time Tabernacle and was very active in her church. Virgie loved her children and grandchildren, and was a devoted mother, wife, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was preceded...
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Patricia Renfro

May 7, 2016

Patricia Ann Renfro, 62, of Cooter, Missouri, passed away Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Peters, Missouri. Born to Charlie and Penetha Stevens in Blytheville, Patricia was a homemaker. She loved to cook and spend time with her grandchildren. Patricia also loved to sing and play piano. Old TV shows, especially westerns, is what she liked to watch. She loved to collect...
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Bruce Gann

May 6, 2016

Bruce Gann, 64, of Blytheville, passed away Friday, May 6, 2016 at the VA Hospital in Little Rock. Bruce was born to John Edward and Bettye Jean (Gaines) Gann in Little Rock. He attended Blytheville High School, and enlisted in the Navy after graduating. Bruce was an avid animal lover. After retirement, Bruce enjoyed being back on the family farm and spending time with his family. He was...
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Jeanette Williamson

May 4, 2016

Jeanette Walker Williamson, 73, of Osceola, passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Born to Idus and Zula Walker, Jeanette was a home care aide and a member of First Assembly of God Church. She was a lifelong resident of Osceola, having lived there for 45 years. Jeanette loved her family and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronnie E. Williamson; her parents; step mother,...
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Trilbie Brown

May 2, 2016

Mrs. Trilbie Brown, 94, of Gosnell, passed away Monday, May 2, 2016 in the home of her daughter with whom she had made her home for many years. Trilbie Estelle Bishop Brown was born August 8, 1921 in Dell. She was the daughter of Jack Bishop and Stella Mae Coleman Bishop. She married Jett Brown on November 20, 1937 at Half Moon in the home of the Justice of the Peace. The couple made their home...
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Effie Boren

December 12, 1919 - April 28, 2016

Effie Boren, 96, of Blytheville, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2016 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Born to Aaron and Stella (Dobbs) Fleming, Effie was a retired nurse's aide and was a member of First Baptist Church. Effie loved to crochet, quilt, and sew, as well as do crafts and ceramics. She was a member of the Blytheville Town and Country Extension Homemakers Club. She...
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Dewayne McHaffey

April 22, 2016

Murray Dewayne McHaffey, 75, of Blytheville passed from this life on Friday, April 22, 2016. Dewayne was born to the late Isaac Murray and Willie Mildred Goff McHaffey, September 24, 1940, in Blytheville, AR. He graduated from Burdette School and later received a B.S. degree in Accounting from Arkansas State University. He was the first McHaffey to receive a college degree, his greatest...
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Lena Whitney

April 22, 2016

Lena Whitney, 75, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed away Friday, April 22, 2016 at Baptist Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi. Born to James and Odes (Russell) Middleton, Lena was the bookkeeper for Whitney Plumbing for many years. She was devoted to her faith and loved the Lord. She was a member of Zion Chapel Pentecost Church in Louisville. Lena loved to bowl and represented the State of...
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Perry Dixon

April 18, 2016

Perry Dixon, 75, of Dell, passed away Monday, April 18, 2016 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born to Noble and Debbie (Ramsey) Dixon in the Little River Community., Perry was a lifelong farmer and a member of First Baptist Church in Blytheville. Mr. Dixon was awarded Mississippi County Farm Family of the Year in 2002. He was a lifelong resident of Dell. Perry was a loving husband,...
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Lola Caviness

April 17, 2016

Lola "Walters" Caviness, 90, of Blytheville, passed away April 17, 2016 at Gosnell Therapy and Living Center in Gosnell. Lola was born to Albert and Jenny Lyles on March 5, 1926 in Elliott, Mississippi, where she lived until moving to Blytheville. She was employed at TRI-AD and Columbia Ribbon Company until their closing. Lola was then employed at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville as a...
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Jon Bishop

April 16, 2016

Jonathan Michael Bishop, 34, of Blytheville, passed away Saturday, April 16, 2016. Born to Michael and Mary Bishop in Beverly, Massachusetts, Jonathan was an employee of Nucor Yamato Steel. He had a passion for motorcycles and working on cars. Jonathan had a green thumb and loved gardening, especially growing hot peppers. He loved to listen to music. He was a very intelligent person and loved to...
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Terry Boozy

April 16, 2016

Terry Boozy, 49, of Blytheville, passed away Saturday, April 16, 2016. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced when completed.
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Julia "Judy" Dorris

April 12, 2016

Julia "Judy" Dorris, 90, of Santa Teresa, New Mexico and formerly of Blytheville, passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2016 in El Paso, Texas. Born to Harvey and Celesta (Walthal) Hicks, Judy was the bookkeeper at Briggs Furniture in West Memphis and Barton's Lumber Company. She is preceded in death by her husband, James Dorris; her parents; brother Jim Reed Hicks; and sisters, Mary Cox, Helen...
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Drew Kelley

April 10, 2016

Drew Kelley, 18, of Gosnell, passed away Sunday, April 10, 2016. Drew was born in Blytheville to Howard and Laura (Hopper) Kelley and was a lifelong resident. Drew was a member of the Senior Class of 2016 at Gosnell High School. His favorite class was Mrs. Charissa Moore's Ag class. Drew also love to weld, and aspired to go to welding school after graduation. He was a member of the Gosnell Trap...
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Janice Welch

March 27, 2016

Janice Kay Welch, 60, of Blytheville, passed away Sunday, March 27, 2016 at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born to William and Juanita (Knight) McMinn, Janice was a homemaker. She loved to raise calves and pretty punch. Janice loved to play with her grandchildren, they were her whole world. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, George McMinn and Olin McMinn; and...
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William "Pedro" Reese

March 27, 2016

William "Pedro" Reese, 71, of Steele, Missouri, passed away Sunday, March 27, 2016 at his home. Born to Eules and Juanita (Lee) Reese, William was a retired truck driver and of the Baptist faith. He was a member of Bethany Baptist Church. William served his country honorably in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Mr. Reese enjoyed watching sports, especially football. He loved...
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Johnnie Alice Trotter

March 26, 2016

Johnnie Alice Raspberry Trotter, 85 of Jasper, Alabama and formerly of Blytheville, passed from this life on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at Ridgewood Nursing Home in Jasper, Alabama. Born to Delmer and Anner (Palmer) Raspberry, Johnnie was a homemaker and was of the Baptist Faith. She was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church in Jasper. While living in Blytheville, Johnnie was an employee at...
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J.T. Tippy

March 23, 2016

J.T. Tippy, 95, of Lake City, passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro. Born to Jack and Mary Tippy, J.T. served his country honorably in the United States Army during World War II. He served in the Army as an artillery gunner from September 1944 to June 1946, and was a cook the last six months of service. He worked as a construction worker for P&S Construction...
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Hester Williams

March 21, 2016

Mrs. Hester Williams, 92, of Osceola, passed away Monday, March 21, 2016 at her home. Born to Jess and Mae McClain, Mrs. Williams was a homemaker. She loved to cook and sew. She also loved her church. Mrs. Williams adored her grand and great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, H.B. Williams; her parents; and sisters, Orie Groves, Muriel Waldo, Ellen Brawner, and Mattie...
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Richard Pereszlay

March 18, 2016

Richard "Dickie" Pereszlay, 84, of Blytheville, passed away Friday, March 18, 2016 at his home. Born to John and Helen (Orosz) Pereszlay in Toledo, Ohio, he was a retired tool and die engineer at Borg Warner. Richard served his country honorably as a medic in the United States Army. Richard was a member of the Hungarian Reform Church in Toledo, Ohio. He was a mason for 30 years. Richard also...
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Casey Conley

March 14, 2016

Robert Casey Conley, 81, passed away Monday, March 14, 2016. He was born February 13, 1935 in Blytheville to Calvin and Jewel Conley. Casey was a veteran, having served in the United States Army. He was a great cook and everyone loved his baked hams and coconut cakes. He was preceded in death by his parents; and stepdaughter, Scarlett Blankenship. Casey leaves his wife, Wanda Webb Conley; sons...
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Rose Higgins

March 14, 2016

Rose Elizabeth Higgins, 59, of Blytheville, passed away Monday, March 14, 2016 at her home. Rose was raised by her aunt and uncle, Tille and Sam Adams, alongside her cousins who were more like brothers and sisters, Doug, Scott, and Susan. She loved to go to church and was a member of Bethany Baptist. She also loved to play games on her computer. Rose loved her kids and grandkids. She was...
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