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Gilbert Barnett
TRUMANN - Gilbert "Gib" Barnett, 76, of Trumann departed this life Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital.He was born in Batesville to the late James Russell and Velma Hutchison Barnett and lived over 50 years of his life in Trumann.Gilbert was retired from the city... Read More
Thompson Funeral Home - Trumann
Published in Jonesboro Sun on Oct. 19, 2021.
Robert Chastain
JONESBORO - Robert Douglas Chastain of Jonesboro departed this life Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021, at the age of 81.He was born Jan. 11, 1940, to the late Clarence and Claudia Chastain.Robert was the owner and operator of his own truck for 35 years or more. He spent so long trucking that... Read More
Emerson Funeral Home - Jonesboro
Published in Jonesboro Sun on Oct. 19, 2021.
Peggy Couch
ELIZABETH - Peggy Couch, 80, of Elizabeth, passed away Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021, at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Mountain Home.She was born March 12, 1941, in Jonesboro to Carl Purvis and Alma Groves Rupard II.Peggy retired from Don's Quick Shop and attended Salem First Baptist Church... Read More
Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home
Published in Jonesboro Sun on Oct. 19, 2021.
William Eades
JONESBORO - William T. "Bill" Eades, 101, of Jonesboro departed this life Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro.He was born March 31, 1920, in Scotland, Ark., the son of William H. and Mae Bost Eades.Bill Eades married R. Grace Qualls on July... Read More
Jackson's Harrisburg Funeral Home
Published in Jonesboro Sun on Oct. 19, 2021.
Jim Ladd
LAKE CITY - Jim Ladd, 80, of Lake City passed from this life Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House.He was born to the late Herschel and Sarah Qualls Ladd on Sept. 20, 1941, in Lake City.Jim was a retired farmer and the owner and operator of J&J Trucking... Read More
Emerson Funeral Home - Jonesboro
Published in Jonesboro Sun on Oct. 19, 2021.
Rita Lange
LAFE - Rita Sue Lange, 66, of Lafe went to her heavenly home on Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021, at her residence surrounded by her loving family.Rita was a school nurse at Paragould Primary and a member of St. John's Lutheran Church.She was preceded in death by her parents, Cecil and Alice... Read More
Heath Funeral Home - Paragould
Published in Jonesboro Sun on Oct. 19, 2021.
Saturday, October 16, 2021
George Jackson Jr.
TRUMANN - George William "Pete" Jackson Jr., 66, of Trumann died Monday, Oct. 11, 2021.Pete was born Nov. 14, 1954, in Bassett to George W. Jackson Sr. (deceased), and Gracie L. (Riley) Jackson.He married Patricia Crume on Sept. 27, 1991. Pete and Patricia are the proud parents of... Read More
Published in Jonesboro Sun on Oct. 16, 2021.
Janis Savanapirdi
Cary, N.C. - Janis Barnes Savanapirdi, 80, died July 31, 2021, with her family by her side in Cary, N.C.She was born April 22, 1941, to G.W. Barnes and Kathleen Dennis Barnes of the Paul's Switch community north of Bono. She was a member of Trinity Methodist Church northeast of Bono... Read More
Published in Jonesboro Sun on Oct. 16, 2021.
Christopher Stidham
PARAGOULD - Christopher Hamilton Stidham, 34, of Paragould passed away Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021.He was born Aug. 19, 1987, to Dan Stidham and Kim Hamilton Roddy.Chris enjoyed traveling with his wife, Kelli. He liked to fish and hunt. As an avid sports fan, he looked forward to Arkansas... Read More
Phillips Funeral Home
Published in Jonesboro Sun on Oct. 16, 2021.
Friday, October 15, 2021
Joyce Davis
TRUMANN – Mary Joyce Marie Toddy Davis, 74, of Trumann departed this life Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, in Jonesboro. She was born and lived her life in Trumann.She was retired from Salant & Salant and was a member of Providence Baptist Church.She was preceded in death by her husband... Read More
Thompson Funeral Home - Trumann
Published in Jonesboro Sun on Oct. 15, 2021.
Paul Porter
WILSON – Col. Paul Franklin Porter, U.S. Air Force (retired), 80, of Wilson, passed away peacefully into the loving hands of his Savior, Lord Jesus Christ on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, at his home.He was born in Hayti, Mo., on Oct. 24, 1940, to Olen Porter and Hazel Drye Porter.He later... Read More
Howard Funeral Service - Manila
Published in Jonesboro Sun on Oct. 15, 2021.
Thursday, October 14, 2021
Ray Guthrie Jr.
PARAGOULD - Donald Ray Guthrie Jr., 50, of Gentry, affectionately known as "Big Daddy Ray," departed this life Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, in Hackett to be with his Lord and Savior.He was born in Chicago, had lived in Gentry for the past two years and was formerly of Paragould.He was an... Read More
Thompson Funeral Home - Trumann
Published in Jonesboro Sun on Oct. 14, 2021.
Chad Mott
HARRISBURG - Chad Eric Mott, 38, of Harrisburg departed this life Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, in Jonesboro.He was born in Jonesboro and lived most of his life in the Trumann and Harrisburg area.Chad was a veteran of the U.S. Army and of the Christian faith.He was preceded in death by his... Read More
Published in Jonesboro Sun on Oct. 14, 2021.
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Elgie Carter
Elgie Mae Carter, 78, of Hoxie, passed away Oct. 5, 2021, at the St. Bernards Hospital in Jonesboro.Born Oct. 15, 1942, she was the daughter of Basil and Lille Voss. Elgie was a homemaker and a loving mother. She had a strong faith and was a devoted member of the Faith Tabernacle... Read More
Bryan Funeral Home Inc
Published in Jonesboro Sun on Oct. 13, 2021.
Tim Choat
Hurshel Timothy "Tim" Choat, 58, of Bella Vista, went to his Eternal reward Oct. 5, 2021.He was born April 22, 1963, near Walnut Ridge, to Arlie Hurschel and Effie Jewel (Liles) Choat. Bro. Tim dedicated his life to Christian ministry as a pastor. He enjoyed music and was an excellent... Read More
Published in Jonesboro Sun on Oct. 13, 2021.
Carolyn Crider
JONESBORO - Carolyn Sue Gammill Crider, 76, of Jonesboro passed away Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021, at the Phil and Flo Jones Hospice House.She was born April 11, 1945, in Jonesboro to the late Damon Gammill and Mary Vance.What's not to love about a woman who loved her daughters, grandchildren... Read More
Emerson Funeral Home - Jonesboro
Published in Jonesboro Sun on Oct. 13, 2021.
Elizabeth Matthews
JONESBORO - Elizabeth Rebecca Matthews, 12, passed away Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021.She was born Feb. 2, 2009, in Jonesboro. Elizabeth was a student at Westside School.She enjoyed dancing, cheer, Tik-Tok, football games and loved going to the lake and hanging out with her friends.She... Read More
Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home
Published in Jonesboro Sun on Oct. 13, 2021.
Melvin Mitchell
CORNING - Melvin "Jack" Mitchell, 85, of Corning passed away Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021, at SouthEast Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo.Mr. Mitchell was born March 9, 1936.He was a retired quality control inspector for Darling Store Fixtures, who enjoyed fishing, hunting, reading, bluegrass... Read More
Ermert Funeral Home, Inc. - Corning
Published in Jonesboro Sun on Oct. 13, 2021.
Charlotte Waldrip
JONESBORO - Charlotte Jesse Sutherland Alison Waldrip, a precious daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and friend, departed this life Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021, for a life in eternity with her heavenly family.She was born in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, on May 17, 1925, to Charles Evermund and... Read More
Roller-Citizens Funeral Home
Published in Jonesboro Sun on Oct. 13, 2021.
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Clarence Coleman
JONESBORO - Clarence L. "Butch" Coleman of Jonesboro, formerly of Cabot, departed this life Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, at his home at the age of 71.He was born Nov. 14, 1949, in Kennett, Mo., to the late Wade Russell Sr. and Zobeida Sullivan Coleman. Butch was a retired postal worker... Read More
Emerson Funeral Home - Jonesboro
Published in Jonesboro Sun from Oct. 9 to Oct. 12, 2021.
Michael Huffman
LAKE CITY - Michael Ray "Mike" Huffman, 65, of Lake City passed from this life Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro.Mike was born July 31, 1956, to Bobby and Mary Lou Huffman and was a lifelong resident of the Lake City area.He was a 1974 graduate... Read More
Emerson Funeral Home - Jonesboro
Published in Jonesboro Sun on Oct. 12, 2021.
Edward Poskey Jr.
LEPANTO - Edward Lee "Eddie" Poskey Jr., 64, of Lepanto departed this life Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, at his home.He was born March 12, 1957, in Lepanto to Edward Lee Sr. and Ethel Ruth Erwin Poskey. He was a Christian man and a member of Lepanto First Baptist Church, where he served on... Read More
Delancey-Murphy Funeral Home
Published in Jonesboro Sun on Oct. 12, 2021.
Belva Prater
JONESBORO - Belva Yvonne Prater, 79, passed away Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital.She was born Nov. 30, 1941, in Poughkeepsie to the late James and Ruby Shirley Moody.She had worked in housekeeping at Methodist Hospital, Crane Company and G & K Uniform Services... Read More
Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home
Published in Jonesboro Sun on Oct. 12, 2021.
Barbara Smith
BONO - Barbara Smith, 86, of Bono passed away Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House.She was born Aug. 27, 1935, to Carl and Lois Cooper Blevins. She was child nutritional manager at Westside Schools. She was a member of the Jonesboro Church of God (7th Day)... Read More
Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home
Published in Jonesboro Sun on Oct. 12, 2021.
Saturday, October 9, 2021
Betty Chapman
LITTLE ROCK - Betty Jean Chapman, 94, died peacefully Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, in Little Rock.She was born Jan. 27, 1927, in Peach Orchard.Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Pelham and Esther Austin; siblings, Pelham Jr., Donald "Buck" and Jim Austin; husband, L.D. Chapman... Read More
Smith Little Rock Funeral Home - Little Rock
Published in Jonesboro Sun on Oct. 9, 2021.
Friday, October 8, 2021
Dorothy Gottfried
TRUMANN - Dorothy Gottfried departed this life Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, at her home in Trumann at the age of 64 years, 11 months and 13 days.She was born Oct. 21, 1956, in Gray's Hospital at Batesville. She was a lifelong resident of Trumann.She was preceded in death by her parents,... Read More
Thompson Funeral Home - Trumann
Published in Jonesboro Sun on Oct. 8, 2021.
Gay Roach Jr.
TRUMANN - Gay W. Roach, Jr., 73, of Trumann departed this life Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, at the family residence.He was born in Marked Tree and lived most of his life in Trumann.Gay Jr. was the founder, president and CEO of Roach Manufacturing and a member of First Baptist Church.He... Read More
Thompson Funeral Home - Trumann
Published in Jonesboro Sun from Oct. 7 to Oct. 8, 2021.
Thursday, October 7, 2021
Teresa Blue
PIGGOTT - Teresa Jane Haywood Blue, 72, of Piggott passed away Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro.She was born Aug. 9, 1949, in Piggott and was the daughter of Doyne and Wilma Dunivan Haywood.Teresa was united in marriage to Marion D. Blue on Dec.... Read More
Hoggard & Sons Funeral Home
Published in Jonesboro Sun on Oct. 7, 2021.
Ruth Carter
TOPEKA, Kan. - Ruth Annette Carter, 81, of Topeka, Kan., formerly of Cardwell, Mo., the widow of Paul Carter, passed from this life Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, at Aldersgate Village Assisted Living Center in Topeka.Born in Dudley, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Frank and Lois Morgan... Read More
Howard Funeral Service - Leachville
Published in Jonesboro Sun on Oct. 7, 2021.
Darrell Constant
TRUMANN - Darrell Wayne Constant, 67, of Trumann, passed away Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro.He was born Jan. 5, 1954, to Arvie Bestel and Edith Constant. Darrell worked in construction and loved golfing and fishing.Darrell was preceded in death... Read More
Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home
Published in Jonesboro Sun on Oct. 7, 2021.
Jimmy Davis
OSCEOLA - Jimmy William Davis, 78, of Osceola, passed from this life Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, at South Mississippi County Regional Medical Center in Osceola.Born Nov. 17, 1942, to the late James "Jim" and Willie Jackson Davis, he was a 1961 graduate of Missco High School.Jimmy was employed... Read More
Published in Jonesboro Sun on Oct. 7, 2021.
James Ranger Jr.
JONESBORO - James "Jim" Ranger Jr. was born to James Ranger Sr. and Alice Cary Ranger on May 13, 1935. He died Monday, Oct. 4, 2021.He had two sisters and one brother.He joined the Air Force when he was 17, after fudging the truth about his age to get in.He was in the service for... Read More
Emerson Funeral Home - Jonesboro
Published in Jonesboro Sun on Oct. 7, 2021.
Lila Treece
OSCEOLA - Lila Denise Treece, 66, of Osceola passed from this life Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro.Born in Niles, Mich., she was the daughter of the late Monroe Dillard and Bertha Mae McConnell Reid and had lived in Michigan, Germany, Texas and Oklahoma... Read More
Howard Funeral Service - Manila
Published in Jonesboro Sun on Oct. 7, 2021.
Malinda White
MANILA - Malinda Rose White, 57, of Manila passed from this life Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro.Born in Pekin, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Charles Hampton Jr. and had been a Manila resident since 1977.Malinda was a 1983 graduate of Manila... Read More
Howard Funeral Service - Manila
Published in Jonesboro Sun on Oct. 7, 2021.
Georgia Wilson
JONESBORO - Georgia Maxine Wilson, 88, of Jonesboro, formerly of Leachville, passed from this life Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro.Born in Heber Springs, she was the daughter of the late John and Ruthie Belle Mayfield Winfrey.Georgia was a 1951 graduate... Read More
Howard Funeral Service - Leachville
Published in Jonesboro Sun on Oct. 7, 2021.
Claudia Yancey
LEACHVILLE - Claudia Louise Yancey, 66, of Leachville, the widow of David Yancey, passed from this life Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, at her home.Born in Osceola and raised in Manila, she was the daughter of the late Odie Eugene and Juanita Johnson Smith.Claudia was a longtime employee... Read More
Howard Funeral Service - Leachville
Published in Jonesboro Sun on Oct. 7, 2021.
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Kenny Beshiers
BROOKLAND - Kenny Joe "Pop-Pop" Beshiers, 61, of Brookland died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021. He was a lifelong resident of Craighead County.He was of the Baptist belief and attended Woods Chapel Baptist Church. He had worked at Hytrol for over 43 years.Kenny loved his family, but his grandkids... Read More
Emerson Funeral Home - Jonesboro
Published in Jonesboro Sun on Oct. 6, 2021.
Erika Cohen
JONESBORO - Erika Prinz Cohen, 97, of Jonesboro, died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, at her home.She was born in Wuppertal Elberfeld, Germany, on Nov. 24, 1923, to Karl and Margarete Prinz.She married Dr. Robert Cohen in 1948 and moved to the United States, becoming the first war bride of... Read More
Emerson Funeral Home - Jonesboro
Published in Jonesboro Sun on Oct. 6, 2021.
Patsy Gould
JACKSON, Mo. - Patsy Louise Gould, 80, of Jackson, Mo., formerly of Marmaduke, passed away Sunday, Oct. 1, 2021, in Cape Girardeau, Mo.Patsy was born to Raymond Floyd and Dealie Lola Wyatt Hale.Patsy met and married the love of her life, Wayne. To this union was born Angie and Sherrie... Read More
Irby-Mitchell Funeral Home of Rector
Published in Jonesboro Sun on Oct. 6, 2021.
Verlon Smith
JONESBORO - Verlon M. Smith, 93, of Jonesboro passed from this life Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, at St. Bernards Medical Center.He was born Aug. 22, 1928, in Manila to the late Arthur and Letha Smith.Verlon had lived in Jonesboro for a little over a year after moving from Cherokee Village... Read More
Emerson Funeral Home - Jonesboro
Published in Jonesboro Sun on Oct. 6, 2021.
Ruby Jean Tippitt
Ruby Jean Tippitt, 79, passed from this life at her daughter's home in Walnut Ridge on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021.Ruby was born in Walnut Ridge to Brice and Georgia Heard Wells on Dec. 6, 1941. She was a member of the New Life Tabernacle in Walnut Ridge. She lived in Rockford, Ill., before... Read More
House-Gregg Funeral Home - WALNUT RIDGE
Published in Jonesboro Sun on Oct. 6, 2021.
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Christine Calvert
JONESBORO - Christine Calvert went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021.Irma Christine Calvert was born May 26, 1920, in Whitton to Earley and Lorene Calvert. She was preceded in death by her brother, Phillip Calvert, and her beloved Jackson cousins.Christine was an active... Read More
Emerson Funeral Home - Jonesboro
Published in Jonesboro Sun on Oct. 5, 2021.
Arthur Miller
TRUMANN – Arthur Lewellyn Miller of Trumann departed this life Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro.He was born in Milwaukee, Wis., and lived in Paragould for the past 13 years coming from Trumann and Wisconsin.He was disabled but enjoyed going to... Read More
Thompson Funeral Home - Trumann
Published in Jonesboro Sun on Oct. 5, 2021.
Scott Watson
PARAGOULD - Scott Wayne Watson, 55, passed away peacefully and went to his heavenly home on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, at Methodist University Hospital.He was born March 24, 1966, in Florissant, Mo., to Thomas Watson and Yvonne White Watson.Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Kerri... Read More
Heath Funeral Home - Paragould
Published in Jonesboro Sun from Sep. 30 to Oct. 5, 2021.
Bruce Wise
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Bruce Franklin Wise was born in Craighead County on April 20, 1937, and died at his home in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, on Aug. 26, 2021.He leaves his beloved wife of 65 years, Mildred "Mickie" Getz Wise; his daughters, Kimberly Wise Johnson and Sherrie Wise, both... Read More
Published in Jonesboro Sun on Oct. 5, 2021.
Saturday, October 2, 2021
Glenda Gilbert
JONESBORO - Glenda "Nikki" Gilbert, 72, of Jonesboro passed away Sept. 29, 2021, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital, surrounded by family and friends.She was born Oct. 7, 1948, in Wilson County, N.C.She married Charles "Chuck" Gilbert on Oct. 11, 1968, in Alexander, Va., after meeting... Read More
Emerson Funeral Home - Jonesboro
Published in Jonesboro Sun from Oct. 1 to Oct. 2, 2021.
Jerry Jackson
HARRISBURG - Jerry Wayne Jackson of Harrisburg died at his home Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, surrounded by family.He was born May 7, 1942, in Newport, the son of Thomas Johnathon "Buster" Jackson and Olive Corinne Page Jackson.As a teenager, Jerry had his first job at Jackson's Funeral... Read More
Jackson's Harrisburg Funeral Home
Published in Jonesboro Sun on Oct. 2, 2021.
Imogene Sharp
JONESBORO - Imogene Sharp, 101, of Jonesboro passed away Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, at Craighead Nursing Center.Imogene was born Feb. 29, 1920, in Cave City to the late Cecil and Mary (Bray) Smith. She was of the Baptist faith and spent her life as a homemaker.Imogene loved doing puzzles... Read More
Mitchell Funeral Home, Inc. - Paragould
Published in Jonesboro Sun on Oct. 2, 2021.
Friday, October 1, 2021
William Cecil
JONESBORO - William "Bill" Cecil, 53, of Jonesboro passed from this life Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital.He was born March 12, 1968, in Evergreen Park, Ill., to the late Kenneth and Reeda Cecil.He attended church at First United Methodist Church of Manila... Read More
Emerson Funeral Home - Jonesboro
Published in Jonesboro Sun on Oct. 1, 2021.
Stephen Hayes
JONESBORO - Stephen Paul Hayes, 72, of Jonesboro passed away Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital.He was born March 15, 1949, in Jonesboro to the late Arlie and Dorthey Hayes.Stephen is survived by his brother, Harold Hayes of Broken Arrow, Okla.No services are... Read More
Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home
Published in Jonesboro Sun on Oct. 1, 2021.
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