Cobb Funeral Home

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Our Obituaries

Gary G.G. Hawkins

January 17, 2018

G.G. Hawkins, 67, of Blytheville, passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. G.G. was born in Blytheville to B.E. and Ann (Wright) Hawkins. He was a retired roofer and avid fisherman who loved to read. G.G. was totally devoted to his mother, caring for her for many years, and went to see her daily. He made sure to call his brother and sisters every...
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William Moore

January 8, 2018

William Rodgers Moore, 70, of Blytheville, passed away Monday, January 8, 2018 at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro. William was born in Asheville, North Carolina and was an industrial salesman. He served his country honorably in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. William served one year in Vietnam and spent the rest of his life getting over it. He collected model planes, especially...
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Vaughn Lukasavage

January 7, 2018

Mr. Vaughn Michael Lukasavage, 73, of Blytheville, Arkansas, passed from this life peacefully Sunday, January 7, 2018, at home surrounded by his family. He was born to Stanley and Mary Lukasavage in Blytheville, Arkansas on July 25th, 1944. He was a resident of Blytheville until serving in the National Guard in Kentucky from 1965 to 1971. Thereafter, he moved to Southern California and married...
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Chester Dewayne Holfield

January 7, 2018

Chester Dewayne Holifield, age 80 of Memphis, Tennessee and formerly of Blytheville passed from this life on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at the Veterans Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Born in Paragould, Arkansas to Chester Ray and Helen Louise Alley Holifield, he was a longtime resident of the Blytheville and Paragould area and lived many places in the service of his country. Chester was a Ret....
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Samuel Larimore

January 6, 2018

Samuel Runyan Larimore passed away early on the morning of Saturday January 6, 2018, at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock. He was 85 years old. Sam was born in Newport, Arkansas on June 5, 1932 to Samuel and Grace Larimore. He grew up on the family farm and for several years lived in the Panama Canal Zone where his father worked for the Navy as a carpenter. Sam graduated Newport High School...
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Geraldine Clark

January 6, 2018

Geraldine Larrow Clark, 79, of Blytheville, passed away Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Osceola Therapy and Living Center. Geraldine was born in Steele, Missouri to Jack and Elizabeth (Wicker) Cooper. She worked at Central School in the cafeteria and was of the Baptist faith. Geraldine loved music and singing. She would always feed you if you were hungry. Geraldine was a great wife, mother, and...
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Beverly Thomas

January 5, 2018

Beverly Thomas, 68, resident of Branson Missouri, since 2013, formally Damascus, Arkansas, passed away Friday, January 5, 2018 at home. She was born in Richmond, Virginia on March 15, 1949, the daughter of William Campbell and Mary Nall. She married Dwight Thomas, May 3, 1971 in Hayward California. Beverly was a caring, loving, wife and mother who was adored by all of her family members....
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Betty Skelton

January 5, 2018

Betty Jean Skelton, 70, of Blytheville, passed away Friday, January 5, 2018 at her home. Betty was born to Stanton and Christine (Greene) Clark and was the co-owner and operator of Skelton's Grocery in Halfmoon. She was very active in the daily operations of their store. Betty was devoted to her family and very active in her daughter's lives. Betty was a great wife, mother, and grandmother. She...
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Billie Smith

January 2, 2018

Billie May Presnell Smith, age 83 of Louisville, Kentucky, and formerly of Blytheville, passed away Tuesday, January 2, 2018. She was born on April 28, 1934 a native of Blytheville, Arkansas. She was the former owner/operator of Sharecroppers Resturant. Billie was a member of Southeast Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Clyde Smith; her parents, Jordan and...
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Ina Bryeans

December 31, 2017

Ina Louise (Neal) Bryeans of Gosnell, Arkansas, passed away on December 31, 2017, at the SMC Regional Medical Center in Osceola, Arkansas, at the age of 98. For the past two years, Ina had been patient at the Gosnell (AR) Therapy & Living Center near her residence there. Ina, the oldest child of Nenon & Annie (Evans) Neal, was born on April 24, 1919, near Camden in southwest Arkansas. When she...
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Dixie Ramey

December 29, 2017

Dixie Evelyn Howard Ramey, 101, of Blytheville, passed away Friday, December 29, 2017 at her home. Dixie was born to William Charles Howard and Ruth (Stanford) Howard. She loved farming alongside her husband. Dixie had a strong love for her family and the Bible, she loved competitive games, especially dominos which she always won. She spent countless hours driving around looking at the farm...
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Mary Cavness

December 27, 2017

Mary Sue Cavness, 76, of Blytheville, passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Regional One Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee. Mary was born in Blytheville to Milton and Guyeula (Lipscomb) Cavness. She was a homemaker and a Jehovah Witness. Mary loved coloring and was infatuated with the news. She loved animals, especially horses and butterflies. She was preceded in death by her parents;...
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Bobby Bishop

December 26, 2017

Bobby Wayne Bishop, 82, of Blytheville, passed away Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Bobby was born in Deering, Missouri to David and Virgie (Tidwell) Bishop. He was retired from Monsanto and liked to hunt and fish. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Bishop; his parents; one brother; and three grandchildren, Mary Alice Bishop, Michael...
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Lyman Henson

December 23, 2017

Lyman Sales Henson, 87, of Blytheville, passed away Saturday, December 23, 2017 at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Lyman was born in the 40 & 8 Community to Elmer and Annie (Ray) Henson. He was a retired farmer and a member of First Baptist Church. Lyman was a 32nd degree Mason, a pilot, and an avid golfer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia; his parents; one brother; and...
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Rodney Poff

December 21, 2017

Rodney Poff, Sr., 75, of Gosnell, passed away Thursday, December 21, 2017 at his home. Rodney was born in Marie to Lloyd and Bertha (Forshee) Poff. He was the owner and operator of Poff's Roof Service and was of the Baptist faith. Rodney was an avid rabbit hunter and liked to play cards and dominos. He was known for hanging out a Poff's Grocery with his father and brothers, often shaping the...
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Denny Taylor

December 21, 2017

Denny Howard Taylor, 89, of Blytheville, passed away Thursday, December 21, 2107 at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Denny was born in Blytheville to Elbert and Beatrice (Morgan) Taylor and was a small engine repairman, repairing lawnmowers and filing saws. Denny was also a carpenter and built furniture. He was a lifelong resident of Blytheville and a member of Trinity Baptist Church....
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Charles "Charlie" Fikes

December 20, 2017

Charles Edward "Charlie" Fikes, Sr., 66, of Blytheville, passed away Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at his home in Olive Branch, Mississippi surrounded by family. Charlie was born in Burdette to Onie and Mollie (Moore) Fikes. He was a retired maintenance worker and affiliated with Ruddle Road Church of God. Charlie served his country honorably in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War....
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Ngoc Hoan Truong

December 17, 2017

Ngoc Hoan Truong, 22, of Blytheville, passed away Sunday, December 17, 2017 at UAMS Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas. Ngoc was born in Vietnam to Hung Manh "Michael" Truong and Hoan Nguyen, however, he was a citizen of the United States. He graduated from Armorel High School in 2013. After graduation, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served his country with honor. During his four years...
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Earl Griffin

December 16, 2017

Earl Vester Griffin, 90, of Blytheville, passed away Saturday, December 16, 2017 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Earl was born in Lepanto, Arkansas to James and Esther (Culberson) Griffin. After his father's death at an early age, he was raised by his step-father, Rev. William Clayton "Preacher" Cotton. Earl was a sanitation engineer for the City of Blytheville for many years...
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Willie "Bill" Smith

December 14, 2017

Willie Osman "Bill" Smith, 91, of Blytheville, passed away Thursday, December 14, 2017 at Heritage Square Nursing Home in Blytheville. Bill was born in Golden, Oklahoma to Walter and Mary Catherine (Adkins) Smith. He was a retired farmer and farmed out in the Armorel area. He loved the outdoors, which is why he loved farming so much. He also loved to hunt and fish. Bill enjoyed raising a garden...
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Mary O'Connor

December 13, 2017

Mary Venda Wade O'Connor died Wednesday, December 13, at the Arkansas Health Center in Benton, after a long battle with Huntington's Disease. She was born December 27, 1943, in Blytheville, to Robert L. and Margaret Wade. She is preceded in death by her parents and survived by her sister Robbie L. Certain (Rev. Robert G. Certain) of San Antonio, Texas; son Robert S. O'Connor (Tricia) of Conway;...
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Lucille Nelson

December 13, 2017

Lucille Tittle Nelson, 93, of Blytheville, passed away Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at her home. Lucille was born in West Point, Tennessee to John and Betty (Short) Tittle. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. Lucille was an avid seamstress and loved to craft. She enjoyed music and playing the guitar. She loved to bowl and go fishing. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ellis H....
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Billy Joe Copeland

December 6, 2017

Billy Joe Copeland, 75, of Osceola, passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at Osceola Therapy and Living. Billy was born in Manila to Lonnie and Hattie (Slayton) Copeland and was a retired machinist for Viscase. He was a member and deacon of Calvary Baptist Church in Osceola. Billy served his country honorably in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was a Mason and an avid hunter...
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Billy Cooper

November 20, 2017

Billy Joe Cooper, 74, of Blytheville, passed away Monday, November 20, 2017 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Billy was born in Blytheville and was retired from Randall Company and Tenaris. He was an avid flea market vendor, and managed Blytheville Flea Market for several years. Billy also enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Frances...
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Brenda Southern

November 19, 2017

Brenda Mae Southern, 65, of Blytheville, passed away Sunday, November 19, 2017 at her home. Brenda was born in Blytheville to Hobert and Bertha (Kinchen) Green. She was retired from Creative Foods in Osceola as a packer. Brenda was a lifelong resident of Blytheville and a member of the Revival Center. She enjoyed her family, especially playing with her grandchildren. She was preceded in death...
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Arvell Pate

November 18, 2017

Arvell Pate, 83, of Blytheville, passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Arvell was born in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas of Acie and Gladys (Moore) Gipson. She was a retired nursing home administrator and a member of Lone Oak Baptist Church. Arvell was an excellent Bible scholar and would get up early in the morning to read and study her Bible. She...
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Jacqueline Baker

January 18, 1954 - November 17, 2017

Jacqueline "Jackie" L. Baker, 63, OF Mammoth Spring and formerly of Dell, passed away Friday, November 17, 2017 at her home. Jackie was born in Blytheville to Jack and Belle (Halford) Lewis. She was a registered nurse and a member of the Arkansas Nursing Association. Jackie was a former resident of Dell and a member of Dell Baptist Church. She was also a former member of Kiwanis Club. Jackie was...
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Earline Milloway

November 16, 2017

Earline Milloway, 90, of Blytheville, passed away Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Stonebridge Assisted Living in Blytheville. Earline was born in Burdette to Hersell and Vernie (Cole) Leigh. She was retired from American Greetings and was a member of Eastside Baptist Church in Osceola. She enjoyed watching the Cowboys and wrestling on television. Earline was a devoted mother and grandmother. ...
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Alice Faye Lovins

November 15, 2017

Alice Faye Lovins, 70, of Blytheville, passed away Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Alice Faye was born in Gosnell to Gerald and Mary Alice (Johnson) Moody. She was a homemaker and a member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church. Faye was a lifelong resident of Blytheville. She spent her whole life doing what she loved, working with children. She was...
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Nella Simpson Lee

November 14, 2017

Nella Simpson Lee, 96, of Blytheville, passed away Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro. Nella was born in Calhoun City, Mississippi to William and Clara (Harrelson) Simpson. She was the secretary-treasurer for Lee Land Company and a member of First Baptist Church. Nella was the valedictorian of her senior class at Blackwater School in 1941, and graduated from Parrish...
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Tommy White

November 10, 2017

Tommy R. White, 71, of Blytheville, passed away Friday, November 10, 2017 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Tommy was born in Blytheville to Hollis and Helen (Strickland) White. He was a retired truck driver for FedEx and was a member of Beacon Baptist Church. Tommy served his country honorably in the United States Army. He enjoyed working in the yard, fishing, and watching...
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Helen Teresa "Terri" Modinger Cesani

November 8, 2017

Helen Teresa "Terri" Cesani, 66, passed away November 8, 2017 in Memphis, Tennessee. Terri was preceded in death by her father, Cornelius Modinger, Jr. and mother, Helen Thompson Modinger. She is survived by her husband of 24 years, Richard Cesani; brother, Cornelius "Neil" Modinger, III and beloved cat, Rose. The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at Memorial...
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Charlotte McFarland

March 14, 1945 - November 3, 2017

Charlotte Bailey McFarland, 72, of Blytheville, passed away Friday, November 3, 2017 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Charlotte was born in Cooter, Missouri to Ben and Geraldine (Dooley) Bailey. She was retired from the Arkansas Welcome Center and of the Baptist faith. Charlotte was also retired from Terra as the human resource supervisor and Eaker Air Force Base as the housing...
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Vernon Dixon

October 30, 2017

Vernon Carson Dixon died on 30 October 2017, in Blytheville, AR, following a long decline. He was 84 years old. Vern was born in Greenville, NC, on 10 June, 1933, to Raymond and Verna Carson Dixon, for whom he was named. He joined the Air Force in 1953 and saw the world for 26 years as an airplane mechanic. A Korean War and Vietnam War veteran, he retired in Blytheville in 1979 and finally had...
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Wallace Owen

October 28, 2017

Wallace Owen, 63, of Blytheville, passed away Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Wallace was born in Dexter, Missouri to Elmer Lavelle and Florine (Davis) Owen. He worked as a manager of water and wastewater treatment and was a member of Cole Ridge Baptist Church. Wallace served his country honorably in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War....
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Don Childers

October 25, 2017

Don Childers, 84, of Blytheville, passed away Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Don was born in Dell to J.C. and Mamie (Linebarger) Childers. He was the Chaplain at the Mississippi County Sheriff's Department and a retired builder. Don served his country honorably in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. He loved the Lord and was a member of...
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Hazel Beck

October 25, 2017

Hazel Nutt Beck, 90, of Gosnell, passed away Wednesday, October 25, 2017 after a long illness. Born July 3, 1927 in Paris, Arkansas to Harvey and Magdaline Lackey, Hazel graduated high school from Braggadocio, Missouri. She accepted the Lord as her savior and was baptized at Caruthersville Baptist Church as a young adult. Hazel married Fred Nutt in 1947 and they had five children. She worked at...
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Rhonda Lucas

October 15, 2017

Rhonda Gail Lucas, 50, of West Point, Mississippi passed away Sunday, October 15, 2017 at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point, Mississippi. Born in Osceola to James and Dian Lucas, Rhonda was a homemaker and a member of Grace Life Church. She was the former president of the Armorel PTA. Rhonda loved to sew and cross stitch, and everything she made was beautiful. She also loved to swim...
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Charles Williams

October 15, 2017

Mr. Charles Edward "Catfish" Williams, 85, of Blytheville passed away Sunday, October 15, 2017 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Born September 28, 1932, he is the son of the late Dave and Lula May Williams. He served his country honorably in the United States Army. He worked at Randall Company as a machine operator and at the Blytheville Country Club as a night watchman. He was...
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Faith Spears White

October 14, 2017

Faith Spears White was born in Akron, Ohio in 1928, and devoted her life and love to the service of God's Kingdom and her family the whole of her 89 years, until she went home to glory on October 14, 2017 in Peoria, Arizona. She leaves to cherish her memory her son, Steve Spears and wife Teri; daughter, Judi Boyd and husband Randall; two deceased infant sons, David Lamar Spears and Daniel Joseph...
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Patricia Caldwell

October 12, 2017

Patricia Ann Caldwell, 70, of Luxora, passed away Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Patricia was born to John and Susie Barch in Blytheville. She was the Mississippi County Tax Collector and a member of Luxora Church of Christ. Patricia was dedicated to her family, grandchildren, and her work. She was preceded in death by her parents; three...
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Zola Watson

October 11, 2017

Zola Watson, 89, of Blytheville, passed away Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Zola was born to Ferd C. and Mary Alice (Turner) Reams in Yarbro. She was a homemaker and a member of Ruddle Road Church of God. She was the last survivor of her family. Zola was an avid reader, quilter, and loved to play cards. She was a true "southern cook" and...
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Rhul Keller

October 9, 2017

Rhul Keller, 70, of Blytheville, passed away Monday, October 9, 2017 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Rhul was born to Rhul Wesley and Mable Beatrice (Turner) Keller in Eastman, Oklahoma. He was a retired truck driver and called Eastman Baptist Church his church home. He served his country honorably in the United States Army. Rhul served two tours of duty in the Vietnam War and was...
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John Roden

December 6, 1924 - October 6, 2017

John William Roden, 92, passed from this life Friday, October 6, 2017 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was born December 6, 1924 to John Henry Roden and Annie Mae Cline in Tuscumbia, Alabama. He moved to Blytheville in the 10th grave and graduated from Blytheville High School as Salutatorian. During his high school years, he was selected to be the Government's...
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Robert Baughman

October 3, 2017

Robert L. Baughman, 85, of Manila, passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at Manila Nursing Home in Manila. Robert was born in Roseland, Arkansas to William and Vera (Owens) Baughman. He was retired from the United States Army where he served his country honorably during the Vietnam and Korean Wars. Robert was a Mason, Shriner, and was a member of the American Legion. He enjoyed his horses for...
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Anthony Philbrook

September 27, 2017

Anthony Philbrook, 64, of Blytheville, passed away Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Anthony was born in Blytheville to Fred and Oma Scroggins Philbrook. He was a lifelong resident of Blytheville and of the Baptist faith. Anthony was a retired truck driver and the former owner/operator of Philbrook's Grocery Store. Anthony served as the former Captain and...
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William "Billy" Reid

September 15, 2017

William T. "Billy" Reid, 77, of Blytheville, passed from this life Friday, September 15, 2017 at his home. Billy was born to Tommie A. and Vergie Irene Thomas Reid in Blytheville. Billy was retired from Borg Warner and was a lifelong area resident. He served in the United States Army from 1963 to 1965 during the Vietnam War and was a member of the American Legion. Billy was a lifelong devoted...
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Dorothy Gurno

September 12, 2017

Dorothy Elizabeth Gurno, 95, of Mayfield, Kentucky and formerly of Blytheville, passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Mayfield, Kentucky. Dorothy was born in Pettigrew, Arkansas to Clarence and Ellen (Starr) Thacker. She was a retired practical nurse at Walls Hospital and Doctor's Hospital. She was also retired from Union Carbide. Dorothy enjoyed sitting with...
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Patricia Chilton

September 9, 2017

Patricia Jean Chilton, 64, of Osceola, passed away Saturday, September 9, 2017 at SMC Regional Medical Center in Osceola. Patricia was born in Blytheville to J.R. and Jan (Pretty) Lott. She was retired from Osceola Products where she was the secretary and was a longtime member of Westside Baptist Church in Osceola. Patricia served as the church secretary and loved her church family. She loved to...
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Jerry J. Hudson

May 15, 1941 - September 8, 2017

Jerry J. Hudson, 76, of Blytheville, passed away Friday, September 8, 2017 at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro. Jerry was born in Blytheville to Albert and Iba Love (Watson) Hudson. He was a farmer and a member of Mary's Chapel Baptist Church. Jerry loved hunting and fishing. He always liked to be around people. He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and four brothers. Jerry...
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Lillie Martin

September 5, 2017

Lillie Gee Martin, 91, of College Station, Texas and formerly of Blytheville, passed away Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at her son's home in College Station, Texas. Lille was born in Ripley, Tennessee to Jordan and Elizabeth (Bell) Presnell. Lillie served her family all her life. As the oldest of a household full of girls, Lillie helped to raise her younger sisters in Yarbro. She was very active in...
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Donald Walter, Jr.

September 5, 2017

Donald Walter, Jr., 64, of Blytheville, passed away Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Donald was born in Memphis, Tennessee to Donald Sr. and Joan (Bombolaski) Walter. He was a dog breeder and of the Catholic faith. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Thomas and Johnny Walter. Donald leaves his sister-in-law, Bobbie Walter...
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Gerald "Jerry" Hamra

September 4, 2017

Gerald "Jerry" Hamra, Jr., 49, of Blytheville, passed away September 4, 2017 at Signature Healthcare at St. Peter Villa in Memphis, Tennessee. Jerry was born in Blytheville to Gerald Hamra, Sr. and Linda (Wheat) Tucker and was an insurance consultant. He was an animal lover and loved his two cats, Linus and Molly. Jerry was an avid sports fan and reader, and enjoyed playing dungeons and dragons....
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Jack L. Jackson

September 4, 2017

Jack L. Jackson, 80, of Blytheville, passed away Monday, September 4, 2017 at his home. Jack was born in Portia, Arkansas to Hurshel and Mary (Moore) Jackson. He was a farmer and was a member of First United Methodist Church. Jack was a graduate of Blytheville High School and SMU. He worked as a civil engineer for Michael Baker Construction in Jackson, Mississippi before returning back to...
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Hope Deen

September 1, 2017

Hope Whitworth Deen departed this life the morning of 1 September 2017 at her home in Fayetteville, She was 18 days short of her 93rd birthday. She was the widow of the late Elwood Francis Deen of Blytheville, who predeceased her by more than 30 years. Her immediate family include her sons: Stephan Elwood Whitworth Deen of Fayetteville, Dr. Lewis Stanley Deen of Palm Springs, Ca, and...
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Flora Turnage

September 1, 2017

Flora Mae Turnage, 95, of West Memphis and formerly of Blytheville, passed away Friday, September 1, 2017 at Methodist North Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Flora was born to John and Mary Hansard in Marmaduke, Arkansas. She was retired from Randall Company and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Flora loved to travel and loved being outside, especially working with her flowers. She was...
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Wendell McCormick

August 31, 2017

Wendell McCormick, 64, of Blytheville, passed away Thursday, August 31, 2017 SMC Regional Hospital in Osceola. Wendell was born in Blytheville to Clarence and Lillian (Hickman) McCormick. He was retired from Blytheville Fire Department and was of the Methodist faith. Wendell loved the outdoors, hunting, and fishing. He enjoyed spending time at his cabin in Hardy. Wendell loved his grandchildren...
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Bennie Richard Key

August 27, 2017

Bennie Richard Key, 73, of Manila, passed away Sunday, August 27, 2017 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Bennie was born to V.B and Mattie (Yancy) Key in Roseland, Arkansas. He worked in maintenance at Manila schools and was a member of First United Pentecostal Church in Manila. Bennie loved his church and preaching the Gospel. He also enjoyed fishing. He was preceded in death...
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Donna Poole

August 27, 2017

Donna Mae Poole, 82, of Blytheville, went to be with the Lord Sunday, August 27, 2017 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Donna was born in Holcomb, Missouri to William L. and Sylvia (Long) Sturgeon. She was retired from the Blytheville Air Force Base where she was the arts and crafts director. Donna wrote poetry, played guitar, and was an accomplished artist. At one time, one of...
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Doris Hughes

August 24, 2017

Doris Alice Hughes, 86, of Blytheville, passed away Thursday, August 24, 2017 at her home. Doris was born in Blytheville to Charles and Maude (Bishop) Brown. She was retired from the manufacturing industry and was a member of Promiseland Methodist Church. Doris loved to knit, sew, read, and prepare pecans. She made everyone feel like family. Doris was loved by all and was a part of everyone's...
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Marcella Shipp

August 24, 2017

Marcella Brown Shipp, 86, of Steele, Missouri, passed away Thursday, August 24, 2017 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Marcella was born to James and Lorene (Keel) Brown in Altoona, Alabama. She was a retired nurse's aide and attended Faith Pentecostal Church in Holland, Missouri. Marcella loved the outdoors, fishing, and bowling. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great...
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Patsy Morris

August 20, 2017

Patsy Morris, 85, of Blytheville, passed away Sunday, August 20, 2017 at her home. Patsy was born to Cleo C. and Jewell (Cole) Pope in Portia, Arkansas. She was retired from Montgomery Ward where she was a bookkeeper. Patsy was a member of First United Methodist Church and was member of the choir for over 30 years. Patsy volunteered and helped at the school in any way she could. She was also an...
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Ronald Morehead, Jr.

August 14, 2017

Ronald L. Morehead, Jr., 59, of Blytheville, went to be with the Lord Monday, August 14, 2017 at his home. Ron was born in La Junta, Colorado to Ronald L. Morehead, Sr. and Peggy (Wilburn) Morehead. He attended Otero Junior College in La Junta, Colorado where he earned a certificate in welding. He was a welder for Holiday Rambler in his younger days. Ron came to Blytheville in 1978 and attended...
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Willie L. Hall

August 13, 2017

Mrs. Willie L. Hall passed away at Phil and Flo Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Arkansas on August 13, 2017. She was born October 23, 1924 in Marked Tree, Arkansas to Louis and Florence Anderson, who preceded her in death. Also preceded her were her brothers, Mark, John, and H.C. Anderson; sisters, Dollie Glen Anderson, Agnes Dyche, and Irene Ashby; and two nephews, Andy and David Anderson. ...
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Damon McLeod

August 5, 2017

Mr. Henry Damon McLeod III, a disabled United States Army Paratrooper with 33 jumps to his credit, passed away August 5, 2017 at his home in Blytheville. Damon was born in Blytheville to D.J. and Bonnie (Glover) McLeod and was a member of First Baptist Church. He served his country honorably in the United States Army. Damon rose to the rank of E-5 Buck Sergeant from March 1982 through February...
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Mae Coleman

August 5, 2017

Exer Mae Coleman, 81, of Blytheville, passed away Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Stonebridge Assisted Living in Blytheville. Mae was born in Ashdown, Arkansas to Leonard and Dennie (Ford) Ayers. She was a retired medical records clerk at Baptist Memorial Hospital and was a member of Beacon Baptist Church. Mae was an avid reader and loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded...
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Don Howard

August 3, 2017

Donald Wayne Howard, 66, of Blytheville, passed away Thursday, August 3, 2017 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. Don was born to Elmer and Katherine (Summers) Howard in Manila. He was the owner and operator of Don's Body Shop. He also served his country honorably in the United States Army. Don could hardly keep still and was always working with his hands. He liked inventing gadgets and...
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Robert Jontz

August 2, 2017

Robert M. Jontz, 66, of Asheville, North Carolina and formerly of Blytheville, passed away Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock, North Carolina. Born in Blytheville, he was a son of the late William Mearl and Billie Louise Gaines Jontz, and was also preceded in death by a brother, William Gaines Jontz. Robert leaves his brother, David Tucker Jontz of Asheville, North...
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Talmadge Brock

August 2, 2017

Talmadge Brock, 65, of Memphis, Tennessee, passed away August 2, 2017 at Baptist Hospital Desoto in Southaven, Mississippi. Talmadge was born in Manila to Gary and Eunice (Hill) Brock. He was a retired truck driver and very much enjoyed retirement. He was preceded in death by his parents. Talmadge leaves his wife, Lorena Sesti Brock of the home; four children, Tanjua Brock of Tunica,...
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Anna Lee Bollard

September 22, 1923 - July 27, 2017

Anna Lee Bollard, 93, of Blytheville, Arkansas, passed away Thursday, July 27, 2017 in Blytheville. Anna was born in Blytheville to Arthur and Lola (Griffith) Baker. She worked tirelessly beside her husband in farming. She loved traveling in the United States and Canada. Her hobbies included all kinds of sewing, quilting, upholstery work and doll making. Anna loved being outdoors especially...
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Patricia Edwards

July 24, 2017

Patricia K. Edwards, 70, of Henderson, Arkansas and formerly of Blytheville, passed away Monday, July 24, 2017 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Patricia was born in Joplin, Missouri to Clifford and Marianna (Stephens) Kelly. She was a homemaker and was a former member of First United Methodist Church in Blytheville. Patricia loved gardening, traveling, and yard sales. She was an avid...
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Jimmy Connell

July 24, 2017

Jimmy Connell, 69, of Blytheville, passed away Monday, July 24, 2017 at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Jimmy was born in Blytheville to Homer and Jean (Kelly) Connell and was a member of Bethany Baptist Church. He was retired from Steel Related Technologies where he was the purchasing manager. Jimmy recently went to work at Lowes because he missed working with people. Jimmy served...
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Gary French

July 22, 2017

Gary French, 65, of Blytheville, passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017 at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro. Gary was born in St. Louis, Missouri to Willis and Earline (Hodge) French and was a former employee of Heekin Can Company where he was a machinist and worked in maintenance, Maverick Tube, and he also owned a lawn service company. He lived most of his life in Blytheville and was an avid...
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Charles "Charlie" Anderson

July 20, 2017

Charles "Charlie" Anderson, 64, of Blytheville, passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017 at his home. Charlie was born in Blytheville to Clint and Manola Bell (Williams) Anderson and was the co-owner of The Computer Terminal. Charlie served in the National Guard from 1971-1977 and also served in the Air Force Reserves. He loved going to the coffee shops with his buddies and telling stories and jokes....
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Shirley Lipford

July 18, 2017

Shirley Ann Lipford, 82, of Bangor, Michigan and formerly of Blytheville, passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Shirley was born in Blytheville to Leonard and Brucie (Barnes) White. Shirley married Marvin Lipford, February 26, 1953 in Blytheville and lived here the majority of her life until she retired to Mountain View. She moved to Bangor, Michigan in 2012 to live with her daughter. She was an...
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Nick Patterson

July 13, 2017

Nicholas Cheatum Patterson died peacefully Thursday, July 13, 2017 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. A lifelong resident of Blytheville, Nick graduated from the University of Memphis. After graduation, he managed the family's farm for many years. He later joined William Sausage Company where he excelled as the national sales manager and loved to travel. Nick was a member of First...
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Nancy Roberts

July 13, 2017

Nancy Ann Perry Roberts died on July 13, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital in Bartlett, TN. She was 70 years old. Nancy was born to Cornelius and Joyce (Dusing) Perry in Batavia, NY. She was a registered nurse of 45 years and a long-time resident of Gosnell. Nancy was an elder of First Presbyterian Church. She often tutored through the Wellspring Church. Nancy was an avid reader and loved animals. ...
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Mona Phillips

June 25, 1933 - July 13, 2017

Mona Joy Phillips passed away peacefully in Memphis, Tennessee on July 13, 2017. She was 84 years old. Mona was born to the late Russell Gaines and Imogene (Garner) Gaines on June 25, 1933. She graduated from Blytheville High School in 1951 and Washington University in 1955. She was a physical therapist for over 30 years. Mona was a member of First United Methodist Church in West Memphis. She...
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Nancy Boff

July 3, 2017

Nancy V. Williamson Boff, 78, of Port Richey, Florida and formerly of Blytheville, passed away Monday, July 3, 2017 at her home. Nancy was born in Blytheville to John and Susie (O'Neal) Williamson. She retired in July 2016 after working for Sears and Roebuck for 42 years. She enjoyed working in her yard and was of the Baptist faith. Nancy loved her family and friends and enjoyed coming home to...
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Bobby Razer

July 3, 2017

Bobby Roy Razer, 66, of Senath, Missouri, passed away Monday July 3, 2017 at Heritage Nursing Home in Kennett, Missouri. Bobby was born in Cooter, Missouri to John and Claudyne (O'Kane) Razer. Bobby was a retired butcher and a 20 year resident of Senath. He was a very social man who loved karaoke. He would sing anytime and anywhere. Bobby was a very kind, sweet, and caring man. He loved his...
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Beatrice Moreland

June 19, 2017

Beatrice Irene Moreland, 97, of Blytheville, peacefully passed from this life Monday, June 19, 2017 at her home. Beatrice was born in Blytheville to Obie and Bertie (Floyd) Webster. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. Beatrice enjoyed gardening and watching television. She was preceded in death by her husband, Winford C. Moreland, Sr.; her parents; a daughter, Nancy Leaderbrand; and...
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Juanita Marie Cole

September 9, 1936 - June 16, 2017

Juanita Marie (Reece) Cole, 80, of Blytheville, AR, passed away Friday, June 16, 2017 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro, AR. Juanita was born in Bells, TN to John Robert and Alma (Sorrels) Lonon. She especially loved her family and spending time with her grandchildren. Juanita enjoyed spending time at home and cooking especially her pies and cakes. Juanita's passion was watching old TV...
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Carolyn Mae West

March 9, 1951 - June 16, 2017

Carolyn Mae West, 66, of Mammoth Spring, AR, passed away Friday, June 16, 2017 at Eagle Crest Nursing & Rehab Center, Ash Flat, AR. Carolyn was born in Blytheville to Alfred Wayne "Fritz" and Nannie Byrd (Hopper) West. She was a member of Union Hill Community Church in Mammoth Spring and a previous member of Bethany Bethany Baptist Church and Clear Lake Baptist Church. Carolyn touched so many...
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Sandra Jaggers

June 13, 2017

Sandra Kay Jaggers, 70, of Manila and formerly of Blytheville, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at Manila Nursing Home. Sandra was born in Blytheville to Bernard and Myrtle Grace (Simms) Jaggers. She was a retired oil and gas executive out the Dallas/Fort Worth area and was of the Methodist faith. Sandra graduated from Blytheville High School where she was a cheerleader. Upon graduation, she...
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Nathan Summitt

June 12, 2017

James Nathan Summitt, 78, of Blytheville, passed away Monday, June 12, 2017 at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Nathan was born in Cardwell, Missouri to C.E. and Rena (Burcham) Summitt. Nathan received his undergraduate degree from ASU and his Master's in Operations Management from the University of Arkansas. He worked at Agrico Chemical Company in Blytheville and retired from there....
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Betty Sims

June 11, 2017

Betty Jo Cash Sims, 74, of Blytheville, passed away Sunday, June 11, 2017 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Betty was born in Armorel to Julius and Nora (Green) Cash. She was a homemaker and attended Bethany Baptist Church. Betty was a lifelong area resident that enjoyed shopping. She was a caregiver and was a loving and caring person. She always took care of everyone. Betty loved her...
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Robert Petty

June 10, 2017

Robert Neal Petty, 88, of Blytheville, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2017 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Robert was born in Hardin County, Tennessee to Harvey and Addie (Ross) Petty. He was a retired Pharmaceutical Representative for McKesson and Robbins and was a member of First Baptist Church. Robert served his country honorably in the United States Army during the Korean War....
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Ann Loyd

June 10, 2017

Ann Loyd, 90, of Blytheville, passed from this life Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Ann was born in Gosnell to Fred and Rose (Miller) Roberts. She was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal faith. Ann was a lifelong resident of Blytheville and enjoyed fishing and crocheting. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She...
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S.T. Ray

June 5, 2017

S.T. Ray, 85, of Dyersburg, Tennessee and formerly of Blytheville, passed away Monday, June 5, 2017 at his home. S.T. was born in Blytheville to Thomas and Mary (Watson) Ray. He was the co-owner/operator of A-1 Flowers in Blytheville. S.T. was retired from Randall Company and had a passion for remodeling houses. He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers; one sister; and a grandson...
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I.V. Thomas

May 20, 1925 - May 31, 2017

I.V. Thomas, 92, resident of Bee Branch, Van Buren County, Arkansas, since 1978, passed away Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at Conway Regional Medical Center, Conway, Arkansas. She was born in Langley, Pike County, Arkansas, May 20, 1925, the daughter of Joe Whisenhunt and Novella Morphew Whisenhunt. She married A.T. Thomas, June 29, 1946, in Blytheville, Mississippi County, Arkansas. I.V. led a...
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James Ray Kendrick

September 30, 1931 - May 28, 2017

James Ray Kendrick, 85, of Blytheville, passed away Sunday, May 28, 2017 at St. Bernard Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Jim was born in Marked Tree, AR to James Lacy and Versie Gertrude (Jones) Kendrick. He was a retired blacksmith fabricator with Osceola Machine Works. James served his country honorably in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Jim was an avid hunter,...
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Dennis Caveney

May 25, 2017

Dennis Caveney, 65, of Blytheville, passed away Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Dennis was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Raymond and Harriett (Hammer) Caveney. He was a former truck driver and worked as a security guard for Murray Guard Security Company. Dennis served his country honorably in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War....
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Jamie Harris

May 24, 2017

Jamie Harris, 47, of Cooter, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Baptist Health Extended Care Hospital in Little Rock. Jamie was born in Baldwyn, Mississippi to James and Betty (Smith) Harris. He was a salesman for RGA and attended Tyler Baptist Church. Jamie loved all sports and was an avid Razorback fan. He was preceded in death by his father; and infant daughter, Amanda Harris. ...
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Anne McGuire

May 21, 2017

Anne Tyler McGuire of Blytheville died Sunday, May 21, 2017 at her home. She was born to the late Earl Runyon and Beryl Jones Tyler in Durham, NC. Upon graduating The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Anne moved to Virginia Beach, VA to begin a teaching career. It was there that she met her husband-to-be Stephen E. McGuire. Shortly after marrying, the two moved to Steve's hometown,...
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Rondal Culp

May 21, 2017

Rondal "Buddy" Culp, 79, of Steele, Missouri passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017 at his home. Buddy was born in Holland, Missouri to Doss and Willie (Bowlin) Culp. Buddy was a carpenter/ construction supervisor. He was a member of Calvary Full Gospel Church in Cardwell, Missouri. He married the love of his life Shelby at the age of 18 years old and they were married 61 years until the Lord called...
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Betty Krause

May 11, 2017

Betty Jean Krause, 69, of Manila, passed away Thursday, May 11, 2017 at Manila Nursing Home. Betty was born in Blytheville to Thomas and Earma Imogene (Wilson) Hawkins and was a homemaker. Betty enjoyed all of the activities at the nursing home and always participated. She made numerous friends while at the nursing home and loved all of them and the nursing home staff dearly. She was preceded...
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David Parker

May 10, 2017

David Parker, 68, of Blytheville, passed away Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at his home. David was born in Wynne, Arkansas to Royal and Dorothy (Dawson) Parker. He was retired from maintenance at Walmart and was a member of Pathway Church of God. David was a resident of Blytheville for over 20 years. He was a retired Church of God minister and loved to watch all sports. He was preceded in death by...
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Ruth Barnes

May 4, 2017

Ruth Barnes, 90, of Jackson, Missouri, passed away Thursday, May 4, 2017 at Heartland Healthcare in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Ruth was born in the Clear Lake Community to George and Jesse (Nelson) Ralph. She was a retired union representative and a member of Connection Point Church in Jackson, Missouri. Ruth loved the Lord, her church, and reading her Bible every day. She enjoyed cooking and...
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Linda Bates

April 27, 2017

Linda Bates, 65, of Dell, passed away Thursday, April 27, 2017 at her home. Linda was born in Laurel, Montana to William and Vonna (Dwyer) Schaible. She was a homemaker and a member of Dell Baptist Church. Linda was a devout Christian and loved spreading the word about Jesus. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Gary Schaible. Linda leaves her husband, Dale Bates of the...
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Harrison Allen

April 13, 2017

Harrison Allen, 86, of Blytheville, passed away Thursday, April 13, 2017 at his home. Harrison was born to Harrison Allen, Sr. and Pearl (Poe) Allen in Hope, Arkansas. He was the owner and operator of Allen A/C and Sheet Metal and established the business in 1969. Harrison served his country honorably in the United State Army during the Korean War. He was a resident of Blytheville for most of...
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