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Sunday, May 29, 2016
Annette Langley Crabb (05/27/16)
Annette Langley Crabb, 44, a lifetime resident of Blytheville, 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. ...
Billy Wayne Wilson, Jr. (05/27/16)
Billy Wayne Wilson, Jr., 33, of Blytheville passed away at home early Wednesday morning. He was born in Osceola on August 3, 1982 to Billy Wayne Wilson, Sr. and Glenda Joy Lindsey Wilson. He was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers: William Wayne Wilson and Norman Lindsey; and his step-son, Ross Curtner. He is survived by his daughter Lexus Wilson of Blytheville;...
Thomas Wayne Hodges (05/27/16)
Thomas Wayne Hodges, 67, of Blytheville, passed away May 19, 2016 at Advanced Care Hospital in Searcy. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at Sullivan Funeral Care in Kensett. Entombment followed in the afternoon at Baxter County Memorial Gardens in Mountain Home, Arkansas. Services were entrusted to Sullivan Funeral Care of Kensett...
Charles Presson (05/27/16)
Charles B. Presson, 76, of Bassett died Thursday, May 26, 2016 at Osceola. Born August 7, 1939 in Kennett, he was a retired health inspector for the state of Arkansas and a member of the Wardell Baptist Church. He was a graduate of Memphis State University, where he earned a business degree...
Augusta Ester Williams (05/27/16)
Mrs. Augusta Ester Williams, 92, of Blytheville, died Tuesday, May 24th at the Gosnell Healthcare Hospital in Gosnell. Born on August 16th, 1923 in the state of Mississippi in the care of the late Lula Jones, she was a homemaker and member of Mt. Olive M.B. Church in Blytheville...
Jeffery Lamar Richardson (05/25/16)
Jeffery Lamar Richardson, 34, died on Friday, May 13, 2016 in Blytheville. Born on December 17, 1981 to Regina Richardson Jones of Blytheville, Richardson was a landscaper. His sons included Isiah Richardson and Jamashaey Richardson, both of Blytheville;...
Gladys Marie Wilson (05/25/16)
Gladys Marie Wilson, 68, of Marked Tree died Monday, May 23, 2016 in Jonesboro. Born on January 15, 1947 in Marked Tree to the late O.W. Strange and Cora Mae Winningham, she was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She leaves her husband, Kenneth Ray Wilson of the home;...
Robert Shumate (05/24/16)
He is survived by his father and step-mother, Robert and Courtney Shumate; His mother, Bobby Jo Morris and her husband, David Waddell; His step-father, Steve Ada; His grandparents; Doug and Rachael Rose, Linda Cole, Vicki and Mike Hobeck, and Bill Morris;...
Ed Dorris (05/24/16)
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 Ed's family, he held the award for the "Best Dad in the World."...
Linda Julian (05/24/16)
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...
Jo McCorkle (05/24/16)
Jo Ellen McCorkle, 90, of Tyronza, died May 21, 2016 in Jonesboro. Born Sept. 5, 1925 in Finger, Tenn., she was a retired sales clerk and was a member of First Baptist Church of Tyronza for 70 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Eston Browder and Ophelia Austin Browder, husband J.T. McCorkle, daughter Rachel Ezekiel, sisters Ruth Wigginton, Sally Austin and Alcie Kitchens, and brother George Browder...
Charles Hill (05/24/16)
Charles Wilburn Hill, 68, of Osceola, died May 23, 2016 in Jonesboro. Born Feb. 12, 1948 in Cotton Wood Corner, Ark., he was a retired Captain with the Osceola Police Department, retired from the Mississippi County Juvenile Detention Center, and a member of Big River Hunting Club. He was a Baptist, and also had an associate's degree in air conditioning and refrigeration...
Virgie Barrentine (05/20/16)
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...
Burnelle Johnson (05/20/16)
Burnelle Bradley Johnson, 98, of Little Rock, passed away May 18, 2016. She was born November 20, 1917 in Pulaski County to the late Robert Leslie and Myrtle Stubbs Bradley. She grew up in Little Rock but finished high school in Blytheville, Arkansas and attended Arkansas State Teachers College in Jonesboro. She married Orvel Mack Johnson and they lived and raised their family in North Little Rock...
Claude Smith, Jr. (05/20/16)
Claude Smith, Jr., 69, of Des Arc, Ark., died May 13, 2016 in Searcy. Born Aug. 17, 1946 in Tyronza, he was a factory worker. He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude Smith, Jr. and Ellen Smith. Mr. Smith leaves two daughters, Tiffany Smith of Oklahoma City and Tina Smith of St. Louis; and...
Jessie Smith (05/20/16)
Jessie Mae Smith, 73, passed away Saturday, May 14th, 2016. She was born July 12, 1942 in Blytheville, AR. She graduated from Harrison High School in 1962. She retired from Borg Warner Automotive in 2000 and became a devoted grandmother and great grandmother...
Joseph Spencer (05/17/16)
Joseph Spencer, 60, of Osceola, died May 16, 2015 in Jonesboro. Born Jan. 9, 1956 in Memphis, he was retired from Rea Magna Wire Company, and was a member of New Mt. Pleasant, where he served as Chairman of Deacon Board, Men's Teacher, and Sunday School Superintendent...
Jessie Smith (05/17/16)
Jessie Mae Smith, 73, passed away Saturday, May 14th. She was born July 12, 1942 in Blytheville, AR. She graduated from Harrison High School in 1962. She retired from Borg Warner Automotive in 2000 and became a devoted grandmother and great grandmother...
William Arrington (05/17/16)
William Samuel (Sam) Arrington passed away on May 15, 2016. Sam was born in Blytheville on December 7, 1969 to William M. ( Bill) and JoeAnne (Clark) Arrington. Following his birth, the family moved to Jackson, Miss. where Sam grew up. He graduated from Murrah High School and later attended Hinds Jr. College and MS State University before graduating from the University of Southern MS with a degree in Engineering. He and his wife were employed by Gun Dog Supply...
David Taylor (05/17/16)
David Mark Taylor, Sr., 60, of Blytheville passed away Sunday morning at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Steele Missouri on December 24, 1955 to J. P. and Martha Carroll Taylor. He grew up on a farm and was a hard worker. In school he played all sports and was good at them. ...
Heather Cato (05/17/16)
Heather Lee Cato, 40, of Blytheville, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at St. Vincent's Hospital in Little Rock. She was born in Freeport, Illinois to Susan Smith Peterson and John Peterson. Heather worked for 8 years as an administrative assistant in the Armorel School District. ...
Eloise Churchwell (05/17/16)
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 gardening, and also loved buying antiques...
Sadie Dillard (05/17/16)
Mrs. Sadie Cleo Dillard, 88, of Osceola, passed away Thursday, May 12, 2016 in Memphis. Born December 7, 1927 in Blue Mountain, Mississippi to Arlen and Margaret Newcomb, she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Osceola and retired factory worker...
Bridgette Fuemmeler (05/17/16)
Mrs. 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...
Jackie Pery (05/17/16)
Jackie D. Pery, 78, of Steele died on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Born June 20, 1937 in Caruthersville, Missouri, he was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Hayti, Missouri and served his country in the United States National Guard. ...
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