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Friday, January 21, 2022
Michael Cox
Michael Taylor Cox, age 77, of Pleasant Grove, passed away at home, Monday, January 17, 2022. Mike was born October 8, 1944, in Vivian, Louisiana, the son of Claude Taylor and Mae Glenn Cox. Mike was a member of Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church. He enjoyed golfing, working... Read More
Roller-Crouch Funeral Home
Published in The Batesville Daily Guard on Jan. 21, 2022.
Don Redden
Michael Don Redden, 66, of Cave City, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, at his home. Don is survived by his wife and best friend, Nancy (Rauls) Redden of the home, whom he married on Nov. 18, 1979; sons and daughters-in-law, Stephen and Jessica Redden of Paragould and Kyle and Shantelle... Read More
Qualls Funeral Home - Cave City
Published in The Batesville Daily Guard on Jan. 21, 2022.
Rebekah "Becky" Way
Rebekah A. "Becky" Way, 70, of Cave City passed away Wednesday, January 19, 2022. She was born October 6, 1951 in Anderson, Indiana to Oal O. and Agnes (Creech) Ring. She was a retired insurance agent for Farmers Insurance and a member of Rings Chapel Missionary Baptist Church near... Read More
Qualls Funeral Home - Cave City
Published in The Batesville Daily Guard on Jan. 21, 2022.
Thursday, January 20, 2022
James Hodge
James N. Hodge, 72, of Gainsboro, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, January 19, 2022. He was born December 31, 1949 in Independence County to William Marshal Hodge and Irene (Nothern) Hodge. James was a veteran of the Arkansas National Guard and member of Calvary Baptist Church. He... Read More
Roller-Crouch Funeral Home
Published in The Batesville Daily Guard on Jan. 20, 2022.
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Janet Nelson
BATESVILLE - Janet Nelson, 73, died early Monday. She was a resident of Mountain Home beginning in the summer of 1970 when she joined the news staff of The Baxter Bulletin. Nelson was managing editor of the paper until 1984. She worked in radio news and for other newspapers serving... Read More
Roller Funeral Homes
Published in The Batesville Daily Guard on Jan. 19, 2022.
William Walker
William Dale Walker, 63, of Strawberry died Tuesday, January 18, 2022. Survivors include his wife, Jan Bagwell-Walker; daughters, Andrea Walker and Ashley Walker of Columbia, Missouri; stepson, Chad Bagwell of Strawberry; stepdaughters, Dana Langel (Gregg) of Cherokee Village, Melissa... Read More
Qualls Funeral Home - Cave City
Published in The Batesville Daily Guard on Jan. 19, 2022.
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Kirk Miller
Kirk Miller, 54, of Melbourne died January 15. Kirk was a fourth generation owner-operator of Miller's Hardware and Hometown Markets. Kirk is survived by his wife: Patricia Miller; one daughter, Abbi (Rusty) Miller; one son: Nicholas Miller; one Godson: Richard Hammond, all of Melbourne... Read More
Eddie's Family Funeral Home - Melbourne
Published in The Batesville Daily Guard on Jan. 18, 2022.
Billy Norris
Mr. Billy Ray Norris of Newark, Arkansas, departed this life on Sunday, January 16, 2022 at the age of 91. He was born September 7, 1930 in Newark, the son of Raymond and Emma (Wheelis) Norris. In the summer of 1949, when he was 18 years old, Mr. Norris began working for Ford Motor... Read More
Jackson's Newark Funeral Home
Published in The Batesville Daily Guard on Jan. 18, 2022.
Monday, January 17, 2022
Nona Campbell
Nona M. Campbell, 98, of Jonesboro, Arkansas passed away at her home on January 12, 2022. She was born on July 30, 1923 in O'Neal, Arkansas to Maynard and Eura Lewis Cross. Nona was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Batesville, Arkansas for many years. She enjoyed sewing... Read More
Faith Funeral Service
Published in The Batesville Daily Guard on Jan. 17, 2022.
Ruth Massey
Ruth Blevins Massey, 99, of Batesville, Arkansas, formerly of Locust Grove, died January 16, 2022. Born January 20, 1922 in Locust Grove, Arkansas, she was the daughter of William Ezra and Irene Jones Blevins. She was a homemaker and loved her flowers. She was of the Baptist faith... Read More
Roller-Crouch Funeral Home
Published in The Batesville Daily Guard on Jan. 17, 2022.
Murle Thompson
Murle Reynolds Acklin Thompson, 82, of Clinton passed away Thursday, January 13, 2022. Survivors include daughters, Angela Gail Moses (Jimmy) of Morrilton, Teresa Marie Lovell (Karl) of Clinton and Mia Acklin of Newport; brother, Gene Reynolds (Barbara) of Texarkana; grandchildren... Read More
Qualls Funeral Home - Cave City
Published in The Batesville Daily Guard on Jan. 17, 2022.
Friday, January 14, 2022
Debra Chastain
Debra Lea Taylor Chastain of Jonesboro, formerly of Batesville, departed this life on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at her residence at the age of 66. She was born to the late Nolan Bess and Jeanie McPherson Taylor on September 26, 1955, in Batesville, Arkansas. Debra was a nurse for... Read More
Emerson Funeral Home - Jonesboro
Published in The Batesville Daily Guard on Jan. 14, 2022.
Oma Lee Mitchell
Ada Oma Lee Mitchell of Batesville, Arkansas, passed from this life at the age of 84 on Thursday, January 13, 2022. She was born in Cave City, Arkansas, on October 5, 1937, to Walter Daughrity and Mavis Haney Daughrity-Burns. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church since 1950... Read More
Willis Funeral Service
Published in The Batesville Daily Guard on Jan. 14, 2022.
Thursday, January 13, 2022
Roy Duncan
Roy Edward Duncan, 72, of Batesville died on Monday, January 10, 2022. He was born August 22, 1949. He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lou Duncan. Arrangements are entrusted to Willis Funeral Service of Batesville. willisfs.com Read More
Willis Funeral Service
Published in The Batesville Daily Guard on Jan. 13, 2022.
Barbara Hardgrave
Barbara Ann Holbrook Hardgrave, 81, passed away on January 9, 2022. She was born on May 23, 1940, in Newport, Arkansas, to the late Simon C. and Lillian Berth "Griffith" Holbrook. A visitation will be held at Willis Funeral Service on Thursday, January 13, 2022, from 5 p.m. to 7... Read More
Willis Funeral Service
Published in The Batesville Daily Guard on Jan. 13, 2022.
Tommy St. John
Tommy Gene St. John, 75, of Cave City passed away Tuesday, January 11, 2022. He was born September 9, 1946 in Batesville, Arkansas to Otto Lenard and Velva (Riggs) St. John. He was a self employed entrepreneur. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Lenard St. John; sisters... Read More
Qualls Funeral Home - Cave City
Published in The Batesville Daily Guard on Jan. 13, 2022.
Brock Wheeler
Brock Allen Wheeler, 44, of Melbourne, Arkansas, died January 12. Visitation and funeral service will be Friday, January 14 at Fairview Baptist Church in Violet Hill. Visitation at 1 p.m. Funeral service: 2 p.m. Burial: Old Philadelphia Cemetery. Arrangements by Eddie's Family Funeral... Read More
Eddie's Family Funeral Home - Melbourne
Published in The Batesville Daily Guard on Jan. 13, 2022.
Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Fred Hicks
Fred Owen Hicks, 49, born in Harrisburg 2-6-1972, passed in Portland, Oregon 1-6-2022. Fred was a lover of art, music and animals. Survivors include: mother, Laura Hughes, and stepfather, Woodard Hughes, both of Batesville; two sisters, Tina Hicks (Kevin) of Batesville and Tammy... Read More
Published in The Batesville Daily Guard on Jan. 11, 2022.
William "Allen" Holloway
In the early morning of January 9, 2022, William "Allen" Holloway of Paragould left this world to reunite with his loved ones that traveled before him. He was born August 8, 1952 in Batesville, Arkansas to Valmon and Eva Holloway. Graveside services will be held Friday, January... Read More
Roller-Crouch Funeral Home
Published in The Batesville Daily Guard on Jan. 11, 2022.
Arlis Ray Lee Jr.
Arlis Ray Lee Jr., 56, of Watford, North Dakota died Friday, Dec 31, 2021, at St. Vincent Hospital in Billings, Montana. Born Jan 29, 1965, in Batesville, Arkansas, he was the son of Arlis Ray Lee Sr. and Carole Lewis Lee. Arlis was a fourth generation stone mason during his early... Read More
Published in The Batesville Daily Guard on Jan. 11, 2022.
Monday, January 10, 2022
Rosa Bone
Rosa Bone of Sidney, Arkansas passed from this life Friday, January 7, 2022 at the age of 94. She was born June 4, 1927 to Claud Everett and Eva Catherine Green Owens of Guion, Arkansas. She was a homemaker and a lifetime member of the Ladies VFW Auxiliary at Evening Shade. She... Read More
Roller-Crouch Funeral Home
Published in The Batesville Daily Guard on Jan. 10, 2022.
Paul Bray
Paul Alvis Bray, 81, of Mount Pleasant, Arkansas, died January 6. Funeral service was held Monday, January 10 at Barren Fork Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Mount Pleasant. Arrangements by Eddie's Family Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife: JoAnna Bray; children: Patrick... Read More
Published in The Batesville Daily Guard on Jan. 10, 2022.
Woodrow Davis
Woodrow Davis, 70, of Locust Grove passed away Sunday, January 9, 2022. Survivors include his wife, Ruby Davis; one son, Jeremy Webber and daughter-in-law, Anita Garcia of Locust Grove; one daughter, Deana Davis of California; two brothers, Jim Davis of Judsonia and Gary Davis of... Read More
Qualls-Batesville Funeral Service - Batesville
Published in The Batesville Daily Guard on Jan. 10, 2022.
Bob Rush
Bob Rush, 80, of Melbourne, Arkansas, died January 9. Visitation and funeral service will be Thursday, January 13 at Eddie's Family Funeral Home in Melbourne. Visitation begins at 1 p.m. Service begins at 2 p.m. Burial: Violet Hill Cemetery. Survivors: Shirley Rush (wife); Scotty... Read More
Eddie's Family Funeral Home - Melbourne
Published in The Batesville Daily Guard on Jan. 10, 2022.
Norman Williams
Norman Hartsel Williams, 84, of Batesville, departed from this life on Wednesday, January 5, 2022. He was born in Clinchport, Virginia on July 29, 1937, to Harmon and Belle Kindle Williams. He was united in marriage to Hope Frank on December 1, 1967, in Gate City, Virginia and they... Read More
Doty Southside Funeral Service - Southside
Published in The Batesville Daily Guard on Jan. 10, 2022.
Friday, January 7, 2022
John Bates
John Wesley Bates was born July 12, 1932, in Amagon, Arkansas, to James and Dixie Bates. In 1936, the family moved to a farm in the suburbs of Sulphur Rock where John lived until 2018 when he moved to Springdale. He was an active member of the Sulphur Rock Baptist Church. He graduated... Read More
Published in The Batesville Daily Guard on Jan. 7, 2022.
Joann Brashers
Joann Cooley Brashers, 73, passed away December 30, 2021. Born February 25, 1948, in Batesville to Joseph and Anna Mae Brooks Cooley. She worked at International Shoe Factory and Lyon College. She enjoyed yard sales, junking, gardening, canning, sewing and her family. Survivors... Read More
Published in The Batesville Daily Guard on Jan. 7, 2022.
LaVonne Hinkley
LaVonne Jobe Hinkley, 85, of Batesville passed away January 7, 2022. She was born July 29, 1936 in Eldred, Minnesota to Henry and Irene (Wachter) Jobe. LaVonne was a loving and caring person with a gentle soul who was a caregiver to all. She graduated from high school two years... Read More
Published in The Batesville Daily Guard on Jan. 7, 2022.
Ladell Provence
Ladell Watkins Provence, aged 89 years, passed away on January 4th, 2022, at the UAMS Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas, following a massive stroke. She was born on October 1, 1932, to Monnie and Zeddy Watkins, residing in Cave City, Arkansas. She grew up in Cave City and graduated... Read More
Wortham Funeral Home - Oak Hill Chapel
Published in The Batesville Daily Guard on Jan. 7, 2022.
Fred Thompson
Fred Thompson, 78, of Hardy died Jan. 3, 2022. He was born Feb. 27, 1943 in Marshall, Ark. Fred was of the Southern Baptist faith and a retired logger. Survivors: sons, Freddy and Jerry Don; daughters, Carla and Sherry; 16 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren... Read More
Tri-County Funeral Home - Hardy
Published in The Batesville Daily Guard on Jan. 7, 2022.
Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Cynthia Garay
Cynthia Barnes Garay, 60, formerly of Brockwell, Arkansas, died January 3. Visitation and graveside funeral service will be Thursday, January 6. Visitation: Eddie's Family Funeral Home in Melbourne beginning at 1 p.m. Graveside funeral service will be at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery near... Read More
Eddie's Family Funeral Home - Melbourne
Published in The Batesville Daily Guard on Jan. 5, 2022.
Paul Henson
Paul Edward Henson, 80, passed away on January 3, 2022. He was born to R.A. Henson and Elma Mae Parker Henson on April 29, 1941, in Lake City, Arkansas. A visitation will be held at Willis Funeral Service on Friday, January 7, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. A memorial service, officiated... Read More
Willis Funeral Service
Published in The Batesville Daily Guard on Jan. 5, 2022.
Jerry McFarland
Jerry Dean McFarland, 85, of Melbourne, Arkansas, died January 4. Visitation and funeral service: Thursday, January 6 at Belview Baptist Church. Graveside funeral service: Friday, January 7 at Mount Gilead Cemetery in Clarkton, Missouri. Arrangements by Eddie's Family Funeral Home... Read More
Eddie's Family Funeral Home - Melbourne
Published in The Batesville Daily Guard on Jan. 5, 2022.
Lloyd Waters
Lloyd Ray Waters, 65, of Bradford departed this life on Sunday, January 2, 2022. He was born August 19, 1956 to Lloyd Sampson Waters and Wanda (Vanwinkle) Waters. Lloyd was of the Church of Christ belief. He worked as a meat cutter for 40 years, the last 25 at Kroger. He was an... Read More
Dillinger Funeral Home
Published in The Batesville Daily Guard on Jan. 5, 2022.
Monday, January 3, 2022
Jerry Bristow
Jerry Wayne Bristow, 77, of Batesville passed away Friday, December 31, 2021 at his home. He was born July 29, 1944 in Lynn, Arkansas to Garland and Bessie (Simon) Bristow. He was retired from Arkansas Eastman in Batesville and was a member of Pleasant Valley Missionary Baptist Church... Read More
Qualls Funeral Home - Cave City
Published in The Batesville Daily Guard on Jan. 3, 2022.
John Durbin Sr.
John Robert Durbin Sr., 66, passed away December 25, 2021. Born June 12, 1955, to Robert Durbin and Mary English Perrin Durbin. Survivors: wife, Lisa Durbin; mother; son, John Durbin Jr. (Nicole); daughters, Joaney Swafford (Jamie), Jamey Smith (CJ), and Jody Self (Jesse); brother... Read More
Published in The Batesville Daily Guard on Jan. 3, 2022.
Shirley Durning
Shirley Durning, 73, of Mount Pleasant, Arkansas, died December 31. Visitation and funeral service will be Tuesday, January 4 at Eddie's Family Funeral Home in Melbourne. Visitation begins at 9 a.m. Funeral Service: 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Nail Cemetery. She is survived by... Read More
Eddie's Family Funeral Home - Melbourne
Published in The Batesville Daily Guard on Jan. 3, 2022.
Judy George
Judy Lynn Blake George, 55, of Batesville passed away Sunday, January 2, 2022. She was born on August 7, 1966 in Kansas City, Missouri to Donald Ralph Blake and Ethel Faye Fletcher Blake. Judy was of the Pentecostal faith; she took great pride in caring for her husband Ronnie before... Read More
Roller-Crouch Funeral Home
Published in The Batesville Daily Guard on Jan. 3, 2022.
Lula Sherrell
Lula Mae Sherrell, 79, of Myron, Arkansas, died December 31. Graveside funeral service: Tuesday, January 4 at 2 p.m. at Bates Cemetery near Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas under the direction of Eddie's Family Funeral Home in Melbourne. She is survived by Shelby Sherrell (husband); Tangi... Read More
Eddie's Family Funeral Home - Melbourne
Published in The Batesville Daily Guard on Jan. 3, 2022.
Thursday, December 30, 2021
Billy Hoskins
Billy David Hoskins went home to be with the Lord on December 28, 2021. He was born in Santa Rosa, California on September 4, 1938 to Amasa and Leona Hoskins. Bill was married for 63 years to the love of his life, Wilma. Bill and Wilma lived in many places due to his 21 years of... Read More
Published in The Batesville Daily Guard on Dec. 30, 2021.
Charles "Chuck" Willis
Charles "Chuck" Ellwood Willis, 90, of Batesville passed away on Sunday, December 26, 2021. He was born September 26, 1931 in Limedale, Arkansas, to the late William Willis and Reeda (Nixon) Willis. Chuck was of Catholic faith and served his country honorably for over 20 years in... Read More
Willis Funeral Service
Published in The Batesville Daily Guard on Dec. 30, 2021.
Wednesday, December 29, 2021
David Coleman
David L. Coleman, 84, of Southside died Saturday, December 25, 2021. Survivors include wife, Nancy Blackwood Coleman; son, David Michael "Mike" Coleman (Mary) of Bonne Terre, Missouri; daughter, Teresa Gourley (Roth) of Farmington, Missouri; stepson, Brett Barnes (Mandolin) of Spokane... Read More
Qualls-Batesville Funeral Service - Batesville
Published in The Batesville Daily Guard on Dec. 29, 2021.
Robbie Crosby
Robbie Dean Crosby, 74, of Evening Shade passed away Monday, December 27, 2021 at her home. Survivors include her husband, Michael Crosby; sons, David Crosby of Washington, Pennsylvania and Scott Crosby (Melanie) of Evening Shade; one daughter, Cynthia Manning (Troy) of Poughkeepsie... Read More
Qualls Funeral Home - Cave City
Published in The Batesville Daily Guard on Dec. 29, 2021.
Wayne Dobbs
Wayne Ervin Dobbs, 64, of Southside, died December 26. Born September 3, 1957, in Cash to Ivern Dobbs and Ruby Simpson VanHoozer. He worked on the farm, in construction and at the bakery in Batesville. Survivors: wife, Shanna Dobbs; mother; sons, Gregory, James; daughter, Meagan... Read More
Doty Southside Funeral Service - Southside
Published in The Batesville Daily Guard on Dec. 29, 2021.
William "Bill" Lewis
William "Bill" Lee Lewis, age 76, of Cave City, passed away Monday, December 27, 2021. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Carol Sue (Wink) Lewis; a son, Michael Lewis; two daughters, Karen Miller and Judy McDoniel; a sister, Louise Marlin; four grandchildren, Morgan (Miller)... Read More
Qualls Funeral Home - Cave City
Published in The Batesville Daily Guard on Dec. 29, 2021.
Paul Nixon
Paul D. Nixon, 82, of Poughkeepsie passed away Tuesday, December 21, 2021. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Patricia Louise Nixon of the home; one son, Kevin Eugene Nixon and daughter-in-law, Jeanne Nixon of Kansas City, Missouri; two grandsons, Michael Nixon (Valerie) and... Read More
Qualls Funeral Home - Cave City
Published in The Batesville Daily Guard on Dec. 29, 2021.
Tuesday, December 28, 2021
Wendy Everett
Wendy Sue Everett, 59, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on December 24, 2021. She was born on June 6, 1962, in Dallas, Texas to the late Gene Nelson and Daisy (Bloom) Nelson. Wendy was of the Christian faith and was a member of Hope Lutheran Church in Batesville,... Read More
Published in The Batesville Daily Guard on Dec. 28, 2021.
Rae Reynolds
Rae Marie Reynolds, 90, of Sulphur Rock passed away Thursday, December 23, 2021. Survivors include four sons, Guy Reynolds (Maria) of Sulphur Rock, Garry Reynolds (JoEllen) and Scott Reynolds (Barbara), both of North Ridgeville, Ohio, and Parker Reynolds Jr. of Strongsville, Ohio... Read More
Qualls-Batesville Funeral Service - Batesville
Published in The Batesville Daily Guard on Dec. 28, 2021.
Linda "Kathy" Sellers
Linda "Kathy" Byrd Sellers, 47, of Poughkeepsie died Friday, December 24, 2021. Funeral services will be Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at 2 p.m. at the First Missionary Baptist Church in Cave City with Bro. Ron Canard officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery at Cave... Read More
Qualls Funeral Home - Cave City
Published in The Batesville Daily Guard on Dec. 28, 2021.
Monday, December 27, 2021
Brad Huff
Brad Huff, 57, of Charlotte passed away Friday, December 24, 2021. He was born March 7, 1964 in Marysville, California to Riley William Huff Sr. and Madge L. (Black) Huff. Brad was a cattle farmer, stock contractor, owner and operator of H&H Rodeo Co. and an employee of Independence... Read More
Roller-Crouch Funeral Home
Published in The Batesville Daily Guard on Dec. 27, 2021.
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