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Ronald Wayne Hampton (04/26/16)
Ronald Wayne Hampton, 51, of Paragould, Ark., passed from this life on Tuesday April 26, 2016, at his residence. He was born on November 4, 1964, in Paragould, to the late Gerald Wayne and Brenda Louise (Walls) Hampton. Ronald worked at Utility Trailer in Paragould in modification for the last 21 years...
Bonnie Jean Perry (04/26/16)
Bonnie Jean Perry, 82, of Desoto, Mo., passed away April 25, 2016, at the Jefferson Hospital in Festus, Mo. She was born on February 16, 1934, in Clay County, Ark., and was the daughter of Herbert and Neatie (Edwards) Haywood. She was united in marriage to John Perry on July 25, 1951, and to this union four children were born...
Betty Rose Litzelfelner (04/18/16)
Betty Rose (Gilbert) Litzelfelner died on Friday, April 15, 2016, in Dallas, Tex., surrounded by family. Born in Cape Girardeau, Mo., on June 22, 1930, to Violet (Markhart) Gilbert and Charles W. Gilbert, she was a graduate of Jackson High School. She married Joe Gene Litzelfelner in 1950, and joined him on a naval base in Newport, Rhode Island, where she had their first child, Joe (Joder). ...
Dennis Vaughn Richard Clark, II (04/12/16)
Dennis Vaughn Richard Clark II, 46, of Pocahontas, Ark., passed away on Monday, April 11, 2016, at St. Bernard's Medical Center, in Jonesboro, Ark. Dennis was born on February 12, 1970, in Kennett, Mo., to Dennis Vaughn Richard and Jeanie Lou (Campbell) Clark...
Donald Eagle (04/05/16)
Donald Eagle, 81, of Rector, Ark., passed from this earth on April 5, 2016. He was born September 1, 1934, in Knob, Ark., to the late Clarence and Emma (Arnold) Eagle. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Martha Eagle; a daughter, Kristie Eagle of Rector; a grandson, Mikel Eagle-Ford of Rector; two great-grandchildren, Easton Eagle-Ford and Bryson Ford both of Kokomo, Ind. and two brothers, Doyce Eagle of Rector and Gaylon Eagle of Greentown, Ind...
Beulah Mae Steward (04/04/16)
Beulah Mae Steward, 90, of Piggott, Ark., passed from this life on April 3, 2016, at the Phil and Flo Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Ark. She was born on August 6, 1925, in Holcomb, Mo., to the late Louis Jefferson and Lola Mae (Ham) Pugh. Beulah was a seamstress at Ely Walker and in her spare time enjoyed quilting, and spending time with her grandchildren and other family members...
Mike Holman (04/04/16)
Mike Holman, 55, of Rector, passed from this life on April 3, 2016, at the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. He was born March 2, 1961, to Harold and Nila (Gregory) Holman in Rector, Ark. Mike worked as a security guard and enjoyed making rounds with his officer friends and spending time...
Marion Lee Gardner (04/04/16)
Marion Lee Gardner, 101, of Rector, passed from this life to be with his Lord and Savior on March 31, 2016, at his residence. Marion was born on January 14, 1915, in Rector, to the late Charlie Paul and Mildred (Dudley) Gardner. He was a member of the Rector First General Baptist Church where he attended faithfully until his health began to fail...
Roy Raymond Hill (04/01/16)
Roy Raymond Hill, 76, of Paragould, Ark., passed away on March 29, 2016, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. Mr. Hill was born on August 7, 1939, in Waynes County, Mo., to the late Seth and Martha (Acup) Hill. Mr. Hill farmed for 42 years and was an avid hunter...
Hughy Bland (04/01/16)
Hughy Bland, 62, of Hickoria, Ark., passed away April 1, 2016, at home. Born November 27, 1953, in Piggott, Mr. Bland was a lifelong family farmer who enjoyed hunting, camping, and gun collecting. He was a deacon and proud to be a member who worked tirelessly at Smith Chapel Church in Boydsville. He was a wonderful husband, father, son, brother and grandfather who will be missed by all...
Celebrity Obituaries
  • Steve Julian
    Steve Julian was a radio personality, who hosted Morning edition for NPR affiliate KPCC in Pasadena beginning in 2000. He was on the air from 5AM to 10Am each weekday. Prior to this job, he spent five years as a traffic reporter for Airwatch America in Santa Ana, California.
  • Prince
    Prince Rogers Nelson, better known as simply Prince (or at one point “The Artist Formerly Known as Prince” or an unpronounceable symbol), was a singer, songwriter, musician, and actor. He was a huge, iconic pop sensation with an impressive career spanning from the mid-seventies through 2016 when he met his untimely demise. His music was […]
  • Chyna
    Chyna (born Joan Marie Laurer) was a professional wrestler as well as an actress/adult film star, model, and bodybuilder. She was most known for her wrestling career having rose to fame in the WWF. She was the first woman to participate in the Royal Rumble and King of the Ring events. She was also the […]
  • Doris Roberts
    Doris Roberts as an actress best known for her role as Ray’s mom on the popular sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, which ran from 1996 to 2005. She won five Emmy awards and a Screen Actors Guild award. Her acting career, which spanned across film, television, and stage, began in 1951. She received an honorary doctorate […]
  • Ronit Elkabetz
    Ronit Elkabetz was an Israeli actress and filmmaker, who worked in both Israeli and French movies. She won three Ophir Awards and seven nominations. She was also President of the Jury for the International Critics’ Week section of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. Her filmography spanning 1990 – 2016includes: The Appointed, Eddie King, Sh’Chur, Tzalaket, […]
  • Arnold Wesker
    Arnold Wesker was a British writer known most for his plays (of which he wrote 50). He also wrote four volumes of short stories, two volumes of essays, a book on journalism, a children’s book, journalistic articles, poetry, and more. Weskers works include: The Kitchen, Chicken Soup with Barley, Roots, I’m Talking about Jerusalem, Menace, […]
  • David Gest
    David Gest was a producer and television personality. He is known as a long-time friend of Michael Jackson and for producing “Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration: The Solo Years,” which is recognized as the highest rated musical television special in history. It debuted in 2001. Gest also appeared on British reality show “I’m a Celebrity…Get […]
  • Leon Haywood
    Leon Haywood was a funk and soul singer/songwriter as well as a record producer. He is responsible for the 1975 hit song “I Want’a Do Something Freaky To You,” which would go on to be sampled in an even bigger hit. The song’s musical structure is the basis for Dr. Dre’s “Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ […]
  • Frank De Felitta
    Frank De Felitta was an author best known for novels Audrey Rose and The Entity, both of which were adapted as horror movies. His other books included Oktoberfest, Sea Trial, Golgotha Falls, Funeral March, and L’Opera Italiano. He was also a producer and director. He won Emmy nominations for his documentaries, a Peabody Award and […]
  • Merle Haggard
    Merle Haggard was a country singer/songwriter, guitarist, and fiddler. He was part of the “outlaw country” movement and had 38 number one hits. He also won numerous awards including the Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance, Male for That’s the Way Love Goes in 1984; Best Country Collaboration with Vocals for “Same Old Train” in […]