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John Gettings (08/03/15)
John Gettings, 48, of St. Louis, Mo., passed away July 28, 2015, at his home. He was born October 6, 1966, the son of John Gettings and the late Jeanette Gettings. He is survived by his father and step-mother, John and Joyce Gettings of Piggott, Ark.; three sisters, Tisha (Gettings) Patterson of Rector, Ark., Kim Gordon of St. Louis and Chrissy Rhodes of St. Louis; two sons, Austin Gettings and John Gettings; four grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends...
Cynthia Ann Shepard (08/03/15)
Cynthia Ann Shepard, 52, of Piggott, Ark., passed away August 1, 2015, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Ark. She was born on October 7, 1962, in Salina, Kan., and was the daughter of Stanley Orman and Irma Maxine Sprout. She is survived by her mother, Irma Maxine Sprout; two daughters, Skye Pratt of Rector, Ark. ...
Audra O. Luff (08/03/15)
Audra O. Luff, 86, of St. Francis, Ark., passed away July 31, 2015, at the General Baptist Nursing Home in Campbell, Mo. She was born on February 4, 1929, in the Langley Community in Arkansas, and was the daughter of the late Burf and Lennie May (Boyd) Berry and Arch and Beulah Boyd, her uncle and aunt whom reared her...
Norma Dean Young (07/27/15)
Norma Dean Young, 84, of McDougal, Ark., passed away July 24, 2015, at her home in McDougal. She was born on August 7, 1930, in McDougal, and was the daughter of the late Ralph Owen and Ora (Baker) Read. She was united in marriage to Earl Devon Young on July 23, 1948, and to this union four children were born. Norma was a member of the McDougal Church of Christ...
Howard D. Garner (07/27/15)
Howard D. Garner, age 73, of Exeter, Mo., passed away at Cassville Health and Rehab, in Cassville, Mo. Mr. Garner, son of Lester and Hallie (Bowling) Garner, was born on April 2, 1942 in Greenway, Ark. On November 20, 1987, he was united in marriage to Ruby Merrett in Florida. ...
Joseph Eugene "Joe" Johnson (07/27/15)
Joseph Eugene "Joe" Johnson, 65, of Piggott, Ark., passed away Friday, July 24, 2015, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He was born on May 21, 1950, in Piggott, Ark., and was the son of the late Wallace and Ina Louse "Lamb" Dunscombe Johnson...
Kelvin Reagans (07/10/15)
Kelvin Reagans, 51, of Rector, died Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, surrounded by family and friends. Kelvin was born on February 18, 1964, in Paragould, to Wayne and Opal Reagans. He worked many years at Smoot Mobile Homes along the side of his sweetheart, Regina. ...
David Cecil Lack (07/09/15)
David Lack was all about home, being born at home and died at home. David Cecil Lack passed at 5:11 a.m. on Thursday, July 9, 2015. David was born on Monday, September 16, 1935, in the township of Chalk Bluff in Clay County, Ark. David was the eldest of six children born to Cecil and Helen Almareda (Haywood) Lack...
Julia Annette Ort (07/09/15)
Julia Annette Ort, 33, of Piggott, Ark., passed away July 8, 2015, at home surrounded by her family. She was born on August 15, 1981, in Kennett, Mo., and was the daughter of Fred and Linda (Stidham) Ort. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Bill and Audrey Stidham and paternal grandparents, George and Lillie Ort...
Larry James Woolbright (07/06/15)
James Larry Woolbright, 68, of Campbell, Mo., passed away, Friday, July 3, 2015, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. Mr. Woolbright, the son of William Everette and Lossie (Nunnery) Woolbright, was born on August 16, 1946, in Nations Bend, Ark...
John L. Bomar (07/06/15)
On June 27, 2015, John L. Bomar, age 72, was received into the loving arms of our God, leaving the pain and suffering of the past three years behind. John was born, and grew up in, Piggott, Ark. After graduating from Piggott High School he spent four years in the United State Air Force, before joining Union Planters Bank as a computer operator. ...
Rose Marie "Rosie" Hayes (07/06/15)
On July 3, 2015, the potlucks in heaven became much better when the good Lord called his sweet daughter Rosie home. She was a dedicated wife, mother and perfect Nanny. She was a lady who was just as comfortable climbing a tree as sitting in a church pew. Her biscuits will be missed but her smiles will be longed for. Rosie's life was just like her flower garden: full of color, joy, and shared amongst friends and family...
Celebrity Obituaries
  • Coleen Gray
    Coleen Gray was an actress best known for roles in Nightmare Alley, Red River and Stanley Kubrick’s The Killing. Over the years she appeared in numerous films and television shows with her last credit being an episode of Tales from the Darkside. She had a recurring role on the show McCloud.
  • Lynn Anderson
    Lynn Anderson was an award-winning country music singer known for hits like (I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden, If I Kiss You (Will You Go Away), Promises, Promises, He’d Still Love ME, I’ve Been Everywhere, Rocky Top, It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels, and I’m Alright, among others.
  • Shane Redway
    Shane Redway was a rap artist from Canada represented by Champ Management, which said he “was known for being a passionate artist who was always striving for greatness, pushing the boundaries of always believing in your visions and dreams which led to the creation of the BLVD (The Belief Leading Visions & Dreams).”
  • Roddy Piper
    Roddy Piper, also known as “Rowdy” Roddy Piper and “Hot Rod” (real name: Roderick George “Roddy” Toombs) was a professional wrestler and an actor from Canada, but known more for his Scottish heritage, which he used heavily as part of his wrestling persona. Piper was one of the bets-known stars in professional wrestling history, up […]
  • Diane Kay Runkis
    Diane Kay Runkis, also known as “Mama Gene” Runkis, was a reality television star who appeared on the Destination America show Hillbilly Blood. She was the mother of series star Eugene Runkis. She was from Detroit. Her final season of the show ended in June, 2015.
  • Sean Malone
    Sean Malone was an actor best known for roles in 2010’s The Fighter and 2007’s Gone Baby Gone. He also appeared in The Forger, Whaling City, Scalpers, and a short called Leo. In The Fighter, Malone played the role of Wolfie. In Gone Baby Gone he was Skinny Ray. The Forger with John Travolta was […]
  • Ann Rule
    Ann Rule was a writer best known for her true crime work. She is best known as the author of The Stranger Beside Me, a book about serial killer Ted Bundy. Her book Small Sacrifices, which was about Oregon child murderer Diane Downs is also well known. Much of Rule’s work centered around murder cases […]
  • Robert Harris
    Robert Harris was an actor best known for his role in Eli Roth’s Cabin Fever. He had a particularly memorable role as the old man who worked at the country store, and sold guns, sandwiches, and a product called “Fox Piss”. He also appeared in Junebug and Eyeborgs. While he didn’t have many film credits, […]
  • Ingrid Sischy
    Ingrid Sischy was a South African writer and art critic with a focus on art, photography and fashion. She was best known as the editor of Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine from 1989 to 2008. She and her partner Sandra Brant were international editors for Vanity Fair.
  • James L. White
    James L. White was a screenwriter best known for writing the 2004 film Ray as well as Empress of the Blues and an untitled Dinah Washington biopic. He had received special recognition at the 25th Annual Tree of Life awards for outstanding screen writing for Ray. According to a report from Deadline, White’s attorney said […]