Ms. Peggy Joyce Richardson, 75, of Peru, Indiana and formerly of Blytheville, died Monday, November 23, 2015 at her home. Born July 17, 1940 in Blytheville, to the late Joseph Richardson and the late Mable Landrum Richardson, she was a homemaker and a member of Heartland Pentecostal Church of God...
Mrs. Novella Young Johnson, 56, of Fort Worth, Texas, died Thursday, November 19, 2015 in Forth Worth. Born July 26, 1959 in Lepanto, to the late Sam Young and the late Josie Avant Young, she was a retired manager of medical records at the Tarrant County Medical Examiner Office and was of the Jehovah Witness faith...
Hubert Gene Wright, 85, of Leachville, died Sunday, November 22, 2015 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. A longtime Leachville resident, he was the son of the late Charles Virgil and Annie Waldrop Wright and was a United States Air Force veteran of the Korean War...
Jewel Mae Peterson, 78, of Blytheville, passed from this life on Thursday, November 26, 2015 at her home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced when concluded. Cobb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Inelda Tipton Nelson, 78, of Jonesboro, widow of Dr. Howard Nelson, died Wednesday November 25, 2015 at the NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital from injuries received in an auto accident in Jonesboro. Born in Manila, she was the daughter of the late Alvin A. "Pinky" and Mildred Anderson Tipton and was a 1955 graduate of Manila High School. Mrs. Nelson was a longtime member of the Greensboro Road Church of Christ in Jonesboro...
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Mr. Jerry Lee Rodgers Sr., 76, of Republic, Mo. passed away on Monday, November 23, 2015 in his home. He was born on May 20, 1939 in Blytheville to Lucille and Bob Rodgers and lived in the Armorel/Huffman area. Jerry met his wife Judy and they later married in Chicago, Ill. in 1967. Jerry and Judy were happily married for 48 years...
Ms. Glenda Gail Murphy Wade, 67, of Steele, died Monday, November 23, 2015 at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti. Born November 20, 1948, in Manila, to the late David Murphy, Sr. and the late Pinkly Louise Page Murphy, she was a retired employee of the compress and of the Pentecostal faith...
Ms. Toshika Danielle Wheeler, 37, died Tuesday, November 17, 2015 in Memphis, Tennessee. She was born on January 14, 1978 to Gail and Reed Wheeler, St. of Blytheville. Toshika was blessed to have received double portions of parents and many brothers and sisters...
Mr. Johnny Raymond Holt, 69, of Dyess, died Sunday, November 22, 2015 at St. Bernard's Hospital in Jonesboro. Born May 20, 1946 in Whitton, Ark., to the late Clarence and Eileen Cavitt Holt, he was a farm worker and of the Pentecostal faith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Lynn Ashley and his brother Wesley Holt...
Jean Gardner, 81, a resident of Springdale, Ark., passed from this life Monday November 23 at 8:20 a.m. at the Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville. She was born on March 31, 1934 at Union City, Tenn., the daughter of Raymond and Lurleen...
Clarence Junior Carmichael, 68, of Manila, died Sunday November 22, 2015 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Born in Newport, he was the son of the late Clarence E. and Margie Smith Carmichael and was a resident of the Leachville and Manila areas since 1959. He was a retired farmer, having worked many years for Wildy Farms, and was of the Baptist Faith. He was an aviation enthusiast, and also had an interest in trains and tractors of all kinds...
Whitley Danyelle Bishop, 15, of Blytheville passed away November 20, 2015 in Little Rock. Born October 4, 2000 in Blytheville to Danny (Gerri) Bishop of Keiser, and Lori Bishop (Scott Pulley) of Burdette, she was a student and of the Baptist faith. She is preceded in death by grandmother Linda Bishop...
Charles E. Robinson, a lifelong resident of Blytheville, passed away Sunday, November 16 in Huntsville, Texas. Charles E. Robinson was born November 1, 1956, to the late Love Robinson Jr. and Mrs. Lucrisse (Sanders) Robinson. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Leotha (Robison) Washington and Catherine Robinson and one brother Edward G. Robinson...
Albert Earl Brown, 56, of Blytheville died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015 at his home. He was born in Osceola to Will and Pauline Joshua Brown. He relocated to Illinois, Tennessee, California, Florida and had worked various jobs before returning to Blytheville...
Rev. Huey Odis Meherg, 79, of Osceola, died Nov. 15, 2015 in his home. Born Jan. 20, 1936 in Deering, Mo., he was a pastor and a veteran of the United States Army. He was a licensed minister for 38 years with the Pentecostal Church of God. He was a member and pastor of Etowah Pentecostal Church of God for 38 years...
Josephine "Jo" Hudson, also known as "Ghee," 82, of Gosnell died on Saturday, November 13, 2015. She was born in Myrtle, Mississippi to Alvie Bynum and Loyce Mannon Jarratt. A lifelong resident of the Blytheville area, she worked at Sterlings Stores for over 30 years. She was an active member of Bethany Baptist Church. Prior to her battle with Parkinson's Disease, she was very involved in choir and other various church activities and loved her church family...
Mildred Jennie West, 91, of Blytheville, passed from this life Saturday, November 14, 2015 at her home. Born to Edmond and Elizabeth Gibbs, Mildred was the owner of West Grocery, and was in the grocery business for 50 years. She was a longtime faithful member and servant of God at Armorel Baptist Church, where she taught Awana for many years. ...
Lois Gibson, 91, of Jonesboro passed from this life on Thursday, November 12, 2015. She was born to the late Jefferson and Rado Leach in Trumann on February 10, 1924. Lois was a dedicated homemaker, loved her family and was dedicated to her faith. She was a member of Jehovah's Witnesses...
Mrs. Jimmie Frances Tompkins, 85, of Franklin, Tenn., formerly of Burdette, and a 1948 graduate of Blytheville High School, died peacefully on Nov. 10, 2015. A loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she enjoyed cooking for her large family, dancing, reading, visiting her family, and volunteering at the local hospital. ...
Ms. Margaret Janette Richmond, 59, of Meridian, Miss., died Wednesday, November 11, 2015 in Jonesboro. Born September 10, 1956 in Dyess, to the late James Lang and the late Dolores King Alexander, she was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal faith. Ms. Richmond leaves two daughters, Amie (Roger) Strickland of Meridian, Miss. and Donna Stallings of Blytheville;...
Donna Hughes, 67, of Muskogee, Okla. and formerly of Blytheville, departed this life Monday morning, November 9, 2015 in Tulsa. Donna was born in Blytheville to Clarence Leo Wilson and Gearthery "Cranford" Wilson. She graduated Blytheville High School and attended Arkansas State University. She was a former greenhouse manager at Fasco Farm Supply. Donna held strong to her faith. She was a loving grandmother, mother, and wife...
Ray Alan Gill, 64, of Steele, Mo. and formerly of Blytheville, passed from this life early Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at his home. Born in Blytheville to Ira Ray and Eva Bell (Lannum) Gill, Ray was the owner/operator of River City Spice Company. He graduated from Blytheville High School in 1969 and attended Kentucky State upon graduation. ...
Elmer Edward Brashers, 81, of Tyronza passed away November 12, 2015 in Trumann. Born August 26, 1935 in Cowlake, Ark. To the late Simon Brashers and Hazel Brashers, he was the owner of a landscape business. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his sister, Dorothy Johnson...
Mr. Zeak Lacy, 78, of Blytheville, died November 7, 2015 at Great River Medical Center, Blytheville. He was born May 21, 1937 to John Lacy and Pammie Granger Lacy in Macon, Miss. The family moved to West Memphis where he graduated from Wonder High School. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from AM&N College, Pine Bluff. He was a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., and served as the chapter treasurer. He was a Mason and member of St. Andrew Lodge #131...
Junior Brown "J.B." Smithey, 82, passed away on Monday, Nov. 9 in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. He was born on Dec. 5, 1932 in Shelford, Arkansas to Dave and Alberta Davis Smithey. He served his country in the United States Army. J.B. enjoyed being surrounded by his family and friends. ...