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Mildred Romaine Brown (05/26/16)
Mildred Romaine Brown, 97, of Piggott, Ark., passed away May 25, 2016, at the Piggott Community Hospital in Piggott. She was born on August 8, 1918, near Piggott, and was the daughter of the late Jesse Thomas and Hazel (Parker) Brown. Mildred served in the United States Army and later retired after 29 years from Bell Telephone Company. She was a longtime member of the Westside Church of Christ in Piggott...
Virgil Jerrell Gilbee (05/24/16)
Virgil Jerrell Gilbee, 66, of Rector, Ark., passed away May 22, 2016, at his residence in Rector. He was born on April 1, 1950, in Piggott, Ark., and was the son of the late Carmaleda Kilbreath and Virgil Gilbee. He was united in marriage to Gazina Maude VanDyke on June 28, 1968...
Christine D. Neeley (05/23/16)
Christine D. Neeley, age 91, of Malvern, Ark., formerly of Arlington, Tex., passed away Friday, May 20, 2016, at her home. She was born February 28, 1925, in Piggott, Ark., the daughter of the late Jimmy and Daisy (Boshears) Johnson. Christine enjoyed going to arts and crafts shows and loved animals. She was of the Baptist faith...
Wilma Muriel Sample (05/16/16)
Wilma Muriel Sample, 97, of Nimmons, Ark., passed away Friday, May 13, 2016, at her home. She was born on September 6, 1918, in Yell County, Ark., and was the daughter of the late Solomon Porter and Lula (Hood) Risener. She was united in marriage to Delbert Sample on April 17, 1944, and he preceded her in death on July 14, 2010. She was also preceded in death by her infant daughter, Linda Joyce Sample; her son, Jerry Delbert Sample and seven brothers and sisters...
Irma Lee Hardin (05/16/16)
Irma Lee Hardin, 85, of Rector, Ark., passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at Rector Nursing and Rehab. She was born June 1, 1930, in Rector, to Everett and Bessie Manning. Mrs. Hardin was a homemaker and a member of Rector First General Baptist Church...
Wanda Veaneal Hendon (05/16/16)
Mrs. Wanda Veaneal Hendon, 89, went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, May 11, 2016. She was born to Leonard and Edna (Holcomb) Henson on April 23, 1927. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist Faith. She was united in marriage to James Hendon in March 1945, and to this union four children were born, Linda, Anthony (Tony), James Steven and Lisa...
Doyne Edward Edwards (05/16/16)
Doyne Edward Edwards, 69, of Rector, Ark., passed away May 8, 2016, at the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould, Ark. He was born on February 12, 1947, in Nimmons, Ark., and was the son of the late John Henry and Helen (Crews) Edwards. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Junior Edwards, Dennis Ray Edwards, Donald Gene Edwards and Clifton Ray Edwards and niece, Ashley Reed...
Lindell Williams (05/04/16)
Lindell Williams, 71, of Holcomb, Mo., known as the "The Glove Man" to many, passed away May 3, 2016, at the Piggott Community Hospital in Piggott, Ark. He was born on August 7, 1944, in Doniphan, Mo., and was the son of the late George and Lois (Woodring) Williams...
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 […]