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Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017
Mary Evelyn Rogers (02/17/17)
Mrs. Mary Evelyn Rogers, 86, of Memphis, Tennessee, passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at Grace Healthcare in Cordova, Tennessee. She was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas to Ernest and Ruby (Simmons) Martin. Mary attended Luxora schools. She was a homemaker and lived in the Lost Cane community during the 1930s and 1940s. Mary moved extensively around the country with her husband during his career as a Postal Inspector. They later settled in Bartlett, Tennessee after his retirement...
Virginia Loretta Parish (02/17/17)
Mrs. Virginia Loretta Parish also known as Granny, Aunt Pete and Murr was born on March 12, 1925 in Blytheville, Arkansas to Claude Duncan and Vela Lucille Tomlinson Duncan and went to be with the Lord on February 15, 2017. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Hugh Gerald Parish; parents, Claude and Vela Duncan; brother, Carl (Tootsie) Duncan; sister, Bernice Walters and two sons, Jerry and Terry Parish...
Charles Allen Bunn (02/17/17)
Mr. Charles Allen Bunn, 66, of Blytheville, passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. He was born in Blytheville to Charles and Roberta (Rodgers) Bunn. He served his country with honor as a medic in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Charles was proud of America and proud to serve his country. He recently attended an Army unit reunion and was surprised and honored that everyone he served with still remembered him...
Shelby Tice (02/17/17)
Mrs. Shelby Tice, 75, of Blytheville, passed away Thursday, February 16, 2017 at her home. She was born in Wilstacy, Kentucky to Nick and Faye (Southers) Dunaway. Shelby was a retired civil service secretary and the secretary and sales representative for Hubbard and Hoke Furniture, and was a member of Fairview Baptist Church. She loved to travel and shop, and was an avid reader. Shelby was a devoted mother, grandmother and a very giving person...
Mary Melinda Smith (02/16/17)
Mrs. Mary Melinda Smith, 62, of Trumann, passed away on February 15, 2017 in Jonesboro. She is survived by her husband Clarence Smith of Trumann; Two sons, Clarence Bill Smith and Frank Smith, Jr., both of Trumann; Brother Denny Ray Johnson of Marked Tree;...
Raymond Lloyd Gray (02/15/17)
Mr. Raymond Lloyd Gray, 80, of Osceola, passed away on February 14, 2017 in Manila. He is survived by his four sons Steve (Stacy) Gray of Keiser, Kenneth Robertson of Los Angeles, Calif. and Daniel and Michael Gray both of Coos Bay, Ore.; Two daughters Kim (Terry) Walters of Blytheville and Linda (Robert) Mill of Coos Bay, Ore...
Nina R. Beuttenmuller (02/15/17)
After a lengthy and ever courageous battle with post-polio syndrome, Nina R. Beuttenmuller of Steele, Missouri passed away on the evening of Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at the age of 68. Nina was stricken with polio at a very young age and as a result would eventually become a paraplegic. ...
Gaston Wilson, Sr. (02/14/17)
Mr. Gaston Wilson, Sr., 84, of Blytheville transitioned from earth into eternity on Friday, February 10, 2017 at the Mid South Health and Rehabilitation Center in Memphis, Tennessee. Born April 16, 1932 to John and Laura Wilson, he was the fifth of their twelve children and was preceded in death by four brothers, five sisters and his wife, Adell Jones Wilson...
Lois Pace (02/14/17)
Mrs. Lois Pace, 73, of Rogers, Arkansas passed away on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at the Circle of Life Legacy Village Hospice in Bentonville, Arkansas. She was born May 17, 1943 in Blytheville, to Lonnie Edgar and Grace Langston Miller. Lois was a faithful member of the 26th Street Baptist Church in Rogers...
Verna Curry (02/14/17)
Mrs. Verna Curry, 91, of Benton, Arkansas and formerly of Blytheville, passed away February 13, 2017 at Southern Trace Nursing and Rehab in Bryant, Arkansas. Verna was born to Wallace and Mattie (Johnson) Garner in DeRoche, Arkansas. She was retired from Blytheville Public Schools and was a member of New Liberty Baptist Church. She also worked at Gibson Discount Center. Verna loved to play bingo, scrabble and to cook for her children and grandchildren...
Pearlie Kimbrough (02/14/17)
Mrs. Pearlie Kimbrough, 82, of Blytheville went to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at her home. Born January 1, 1935 in Burdette, she was the daughter of Charlie and Ella Jackson Wesley. She is survived by five daughters, Cheryl Mitchell, Gloria Brown and Wyvonne Brown all of Blytheville, Brenda Kuykendall of Jacksonville, Ark. and Crystal Kimbrough of Dallas, Texas;...
Ruby Nell Parks (02/13/17)
Ms. Ruby Nell Parks, 63, of Osceola, passed away on February 10, 2017 in Jonesboro. She is survived by her sons, Tyrone D. (Christina) McNeal and James (Litisha Jones) Monroe Parks both of Osceola; Three brothers, Sylvester Deaner of Phoenix, Ariz., Jessie Parks of Saginaw, Mich. and C.W. Parks of Monroe, La.;...
Ronald Penn (02/08/17)
Mr. Ronald Penn, 74, of Blytheville, passed away at his home on February 6, 2017. He was a Navy veteran, local businessman and an avid sportsman. He is survived by his ex-wife, caregiver and the mother of his children, Pat Reed; Two sons, Steven Penn and wife Patricia of Fayetteville and Jason Penn of Blytheville;...
Lee A. Robinson (02/07/17)
Mr. Lee A. Robinson of Blytheville, was born on November 23, 1954 to the late Lee Robinson Sr. and Mary Holliman in Marion, He departed this life on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at the age of 62, at the Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Johnny Holliman, George Holliman and George Robinson and his sisters, Beulah Holliman Harris and Mary L. Thomas...
William Rucker, Jr. (02/07/17)
Mr. William Rucker, Jr., 64, of Blytheville passed away on February 1, 2017 in Jonesboro. He was a retired factory worker and a member of the Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father William Rucker, Sr. and his mother Alberta Rogers Rucker; four brothers, Charlie Rucker, Kenno Rucker, Chancery Rucker and Tommy Rucker and three sisters, Lavetta Holloway, Odessa Rucker and Betty Jean Rucker...
William H. Collier (02/07/17)
Mr. William H. Collier, 68, of Blytheville, passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at the Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. William was born to Everett and Frankie (Booker) Collier in Blytheville. He worked at Nucor Yamato as a heavy equipment operator and in maintenance. ...
Verna Dean Smith (02/07/17)
Mrs. Verna Dean Smith, 55, of Osceola, passed away on February 6, 2017 in Osceola. She is survived by her husband, James O. Smith of Osceola; One son, Jared O. Smith of Osceola; One daughter, Shaina B. Smith of Osceola; Four brothers, William Cornelious, Jr. of Little Rock, Walter L. Cornelious (Willie Mae) of San Antonio, Texas, Emmanuel F. Cornelious (Judy) of Little Rock and Albert C. Cornelious (Elaine) of Weiner;...
Keysha Venee Williams (02/07/17)
Ms. Keysha Venee Williams, 47, of Cordova, Tennessee passed into the presence of the Lord on January 25, 2017 at St Francis Hospital in Bartlett, Tennessee. She was born on December 21, 1969 in Osceola to her loving mother Jacqueline Jean Williams. Keysha was preceded in death by her biological father Sheridan Kuykendall, paternal grandparents Robert and Ann Kuykendall, maternal grandparents Johnnie and Carye Williams, paternal grandmother Mary Haley and nephew Joshua Isaiah Haley...
Jerry Strickland (02/06/17)
Mr. Jerry Strickland, a philanthropic visionary and entrepreneurial success who trusted his instincts and used those talents to create several thriving businesses which employed and enriched the lives of many, passed away Wednesday, February 1, 2017 in Houston...
Gordon Scott Darty (02/06/17)
Mr. Gordon Scott Darty, 52, of Caraway, Ark. passed away on January 31, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. He is survived by his mother, Linda Darty of Caraway; Two brothers, Mark Darty of Joiner and Adam Darty of Caraway; and One sister, Wendy Darty of Caraway...
Virgie Lee Strop (02/03/17)
Ms. Virgie Lee Strop, 75, of Steele, Missouri, passed away February 1, 2017 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Virgie was born in Blytheville to W.M. and Ruby (Brown) Vernon. She was a homemaker and loved to crochet. She never met a stranger. Virgie loved everyone and took care of anyone that needed her. She especially loved her grandchildren...
James E. "Jim" Hutson (02/03/17)
Mr. James E. "Jim" Hutson, 75, of Blytheville, passed away Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at Regional One Medical Center in Memphis. Jim was born in Galesburg, Illinois to Byron and Virginia (Walker) Hutson. He was retired from Nucor Yamato where he was a heavy equipment operator and was affiliated with Jesus Name Pentecostal Church. ...
Bennie Holliman (02/02/17)
Mr. Bennie Holliman, 38, of Blytheville, died on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at the Great River Medical Center, Born June 17, 1978, Bennie was the son of Bennie Holliman, Sr. and Sandra Gibson Holliman Clark. He is survived by his parents, Bennie (Celestine) Holliman and Sandra Gibson Holliman Clark all of Blytheville;...
Keysha Williams (02/02/17)
Ms. Keysha Williams, 47, of Cordova, Tennessee died on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital in Bartlett, Tennessee. She was born December 21, 1969 in Osceola. She was preceded in death by her grandparents Johnnie and Carye Godby Williams and Mary Haley...
Charles Michael Frazier (02/02/17)
Mr. Charles Michael Frazier, 59, of Dallas, Texas passed away on January 30, 2017 in Dallas. He is survived by his mother Juanita Frazier of Osceola and four sisters, Ruth Frazier of St. Louis, Mo., Darlene (David) McGough of Anderson, Ind., Dinah (Frederick) Johnson of Memphis, Tenn. and Willow Frazier of Dallas, Texas...
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