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Dorothy Ann Smith (11/25/14)
Dorothy Ann Smith, 84, of Jonesboro passed away on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House. She was born August 11, 1930 in Blytheville to J. T. and Beulah (Morrisett) Ashley. She graduated from Monticello High School where she was chosen Homecoming Queen. She attended the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville where she was honored as Freshman Queen. She was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority...
Mrs. Jean McKeel (11/18/14)
Mrs. Jean McKeel, 89, passed away in her sleep in Rector on Wednesday, November 12, 2014. She was born in Denver, Colorado, on June 12, 1925, the daughter of Nellie and George Gustafson. Jean met her husband, Les McKeel, when he was stationed in Denver during World War II. They married in Denver in March of 1945...
Carl Eugene Faries (11/18/14)
Carl Faries, 74 of Kennett, formerly of Rector, passed away Nov. 17, 2014, at the Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo. He was born May 18, 1940, to the late Bill and Isie (Ragsdell) Faries. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law, Herbert and Debbie Faries and a sister, Mary Morris...
Virgie Marie Walker (11/18/14)
Virgie Marie Walker, 94 of Campbell, Missouri passed from this life on Friday Nov. 14, 2014, at the Piggott Community Hospital. She was born on Sept. 21, 1920, in Rector to the late Charley James Clayton and Iva Iona Layne Clayton. She was of the Pentecostal faith and loved spending time with her friends and family...
Helen Beatrice "Bea" Hitt (11/18/14)
Helen Beatrice "Bea" Hitt, 96, died on November 15, 2014, in Bentonville, Ark. She was born on December 8, 1917, in West Plains, Mo., to the late James K. Polk Rhodes and Amanda Elizabeth Patterson Montgomery Rhodes. She was the loving wife of the late William E. "Dink" Hitt...
Ruth Hazel Nichols (11/18/14)
Ruth Hazel Nichols died peacefully at her home on October 27, 2014 following a lengthy illness. Ruth was a tireless advocate for improving the understanding and treatment of major mental illness. She served as a community member on the Garland County Mental Health Association Board, and devoted many hours of her life to educating and lobbying legal professionals and legislators on mental illness while providing support to family members of those with mental illness...
Sherry Magouirk (11/13/14)
Sherry Magouirk, 60, of Corning, Ark., passed away Saturday, November 8, 2014, at the NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro, Ark. She was born September 20, 1954, in Piggott, Ark., and was the daughter of the late Harold Leon and Loretta (Battle) O'Guin...
Kenneth Wayne Ort (11/10/14)
Kenneth Wayne Ort, 76, of McDougal, Ark., passed away November 9, 2014, at his home in McDougal. He was born December 8, 1937, and was the son of the late Lawrence and Adelle (Latta) Ort. He was united in marriage to Betty Finley on July 31, 1987. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Bud Ort and Shirley Ort...
Earl Wayne Lawrence (11/10/14)
Earl Wayne Lawrence, 74, of Rector, Ark., passed away November 6, 2014. Earl was a retired Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force. He later retired from Tampa Sports Authority. Earl was a loving husband, Father and friend and will be greatly missed...
Kimberly A. MacNeill (11/07/14)
Kimberly A. MacNeill was born December 27, 1959 to Doyle Eugene Davidson and Mary Elizabeth Mayo in Flint, Michigan. She departed this life to meet her Lord and Savior, November 4, 2014 at Piggott Community Hospital, Piggott, Ark., at the age of 54 years...
Joan Rainbolt (11/07/14)
Joan Rainbolt, 72, of Mountain View, Ark. passed away November 6, 2014 at Stone County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Mountain View after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's disease. Joan was born to the late Grey and Gledis (Woods) Hester on February 11, 1942 in Leachville, Ark. ...
Erma "Eloice" Grider (11/03/14)
Erma "Eloice" (Gribble) Grider, 97, of Piggott, Ark., passed away Friday, October 31, 2014, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Ark. She was born on September 24, 1917, in Crockett, Ark., and was the daughter of the late Bill and Myrtle (Carpenter) Gribble...
Eugene Grissom (11/03/14)
Eugene Grissom, 84, of Piggott, Ark., passed away Thursday, October 30, 2014, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould, Ark. He was born on November 1, 1929, in Holcomb, Mo. On March 17, 1984, he was united in marriage to Gladys Smith. Eugene served 22 years in the United States Navy as Boat mains Mate Second Class...
Ryker Tate Graves (10/30/14)
Ryker Tate Graves, 18, passed away October 28, 2014. He was born November 19, 1995 to Larry Chessor and the late Brandi Martin Hammond, in Jackson, Tenn. He is survived by his father and step-mother, Larry and Denise Chessor of Union City, Tenn.; his step-father, Bobby Graves of Pennsylvania; one brother, Christian Graves of Milan, Tenn.; two step-brothers, Ashton Chessor of Dresden, Tenn. ...
Blair Marie Johnson (10/29/14)
Blair Marie Johnson, age 20, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 in Springfield, Mo. Blair was born in Paragould, Ark., on February 6, 1994. Blair graduated from Bailey Alternative High School in 2012. She was attending Ozark Technical Community College working toward her dream of becoming a registered nurse. Blair was working at Arc of the Ozarks and loved her job and helping people. She was also very excited about starting her new job at Bass Pro Shops...
Jerry Mac Roberts (10/29/14)
Lt. Col. Jerry M. Roberts, USA (Ret.), 77, of Huntsville. Ala., passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at a local hospital. Mr. Roberts served in the United States Army and retired as a Lt. Colonel after tours in Vietnam and Korea. He was a member of The Gideons International and Hillwood Baptist Church...
Celebrity Obituaries
  • Marion Barry
    Marion Barry was a democratic politician, who served as the second elected Mayor of the District of Columbia from 1979 to 1991, and then again as the fourth from 1995 to 1999. He was also a member of the Council of the District of Columbia for Ward 8. Barry is also known as the first [...]
  • Mike Nichols
    Mike Nichols was an American director, writer, and producer whose direction of the 1968 classic The Graduate won him an Academy Award. Nichols was a Hollywood heavyweight, directing films like Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Working Girl, The Birdcage, Closer, and Charlie Wilson’s War. Nichols, who was born Mikhail Igor Peschkowsky in Berlin in 1931, [...]
  • Carol Ann Susi
    Carol Ann Susi was an actress known for being the voice of Mrs. Wolowitz on The Big Bang Theory. She also appeared in Coyote Ugly; Just Go with It; Becker; Grey’s Anatomy; That ’70s Show; Out of Practice; Cats & Dogs; Just Shoot Me; Married… with Children; The King of Queens; Death Becomes Her; Seinfeld; [...]
  • Richard Schaal
    Richard Schaal was an American TV and movie actor who began his career in Chicago’s famous Second City improv troupe. He’s best known for his work on The Mary Tyler Moore show, but he also appeared an many classic sitcoms including Rhoda and The Bob Newhart Show.
  • Jack Bruce
    Jack Bruce was a musician best known for his work as the bass player from Cream. He did maintain a solo career for several decades and appeared in various groups as a bassist, songwriter, harmonica player, pianist, and cellist.
  • Tom Sneddon
    Thomas Sneddon, Jr. was a lawyer who served more than 30 years as a prosecutor, and more than 20 years as a District Attorney. As the DA of Santa Barbara County, CA, Sneddon unsuccessfully prosecuted Michael Jackson on child molestation charges.
  • Tom Magliozzi
    Tom Magliozzi was the co-host of Car Talk, a weekly show on NPR. He and Raymond Magliozzi were known as Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers.
  • Wayne Static
    Wayne Static was a musician best known as the lead vocalist and guitarist for the band Static-X, which rose to prominence in the late 90s during the nu-metal movement. Songs included Push It, Bled for Days, and I’m with Stupid.
  • Oscar Taveras
    Oscar Taveras was a Dominican-born baseball player, signed by the MLB’s St. Louis Cardinals as an undrafted free agent in 2008. After six impressive seasons in the minor leagues, Taveras was called up to the big leagues in 2014. Highly touted coming out of the minors, Taveras played the outfield – mostly center field.
  • Marcia Strassman
    Marcia Strassman was an actress known for Welcome Back, Kotter and Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, as well as its sequel Honey, I Blew Up the Kid, and spin-off Honey, I Shrunk the Audience!