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Tim Lee Fair (08/19/14)
Tim Lee Fair, 60, of Piggott, Ark., passed away August 16, 2014, at the St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. He was born on March 8, 1954, in Piggott, Ark., and was the son of the late Calvin "Cotton" and Ruby (Meade) Fair. He was united in marriage to Sharon Scott on March 4, 1972, and to this union two sons were born...
Norman F. Steward (08/18/14)
Norman F. Steward, 94, of Piggott, Ark., passed away August 14, 2014, at NHC Nursing Facility in Kennett, Mo. He was born on September 24, 1919, in Guy, Ark., and was the son of the late James Elmer and Cora Ann (Hooper) Steward. He was united in marriage to Marietta Bell Meyers on June 4, 1998...
Michael Eugene Predeau (08/18/14)
Michael Eugene Predeau, 67, of Pollard, Ark., passed away Friday, August 15, 2014, at the St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. He was born on August 26, 1946, in Piggott, Ark., and was the son of the late William and Ruby (Parker) Predeau...
Gail Daugherty (08/13/14)
Gail Daugherty, 62, of Kennett, Mo., passed away Tuesday, August 5, 2014, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. She was born on May 17, 1952, and was the daughter of the late Sam and Alma Louise (Crow) Blake. She was united in marriage to James Daugherty on Aug. 2, 1990. He preceded her in death on July 15, 2014...
Eric Wade Haywood (08/13/14)
Eric Wade Haywood, 51, passed away Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at St Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Eric was born April 3, 1963, in Piggott, to Leroy and Geraldine Haywood. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Herbert and Neatie Haywood and Ollie and Letha Hosea...
Mary Monedith Simpson (08/11/14)
Mary Monedith Simpson, 93, passed away August 6, 2014, at the General Baptist Nursing Home in Campbell, Mo. She was born in Piggott, Ark., on March 26, 1921, and was the daughter of the late Albert E. and Hallie (McGehee) Stallings. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Clyde 'Poker' Stallings, Sherril Stallings, Gene Stallings and Lester Stallings; and her sisters, Freida Underwood, Louise Holcomb, Lucille Stewart and Ruby Martz. ...
Mary Ann Hopkins (08/11/14)
Mary Ann Hopkins, 81, of Piggott, Ark., passed away Thursday, August 7, 2014, at Twin Rivers Medical Center in Kennett, Mo. She was born on June 27, 1933, in Pollard, Ark., and was the daughter of the late Olen and Lola (Forrest) Payne. She was united in marriage to Hal R. Hopkins on Feb. 24, 1951, and to this union four children were born...
Cheil Wilson Cardenas (08/07/14)
Cheil Wilson Cardenas, 44, of Piggott, Ark., passed away August 2, 2014, in a car accident near Clarkton, Mo. He was born in McAllen, Texas, and is the son of Elazadas Cardenas and Gladys (Faye) Smith. He was united in marriage to Dee Ann Rodery on Oct. 18, 2010...
Sarah Elizabeth (Tucker) Zink (08/05/14)
Sarah Elizabeth (Tucker) Zink, 36, of Piggott, Ark., passed away Monday, August 4, 2014. She was born on February 10, 1978, in Kennett, Mo., and is the daughter of Jim and Teresa (Finley) Tucker. She is survived by her son, Jayden Meiguel Tucker; a nephew, Colton John Tucker; her parents, Jim and Teresa Tucker of Piggott, Ark.; a sister, Stephanie Tucker; a brother, David Allen Tucker and many other relatives and friends...
Bobby E. Montgomery (08/01/14)
Bobby E. Montgomery, 82, of Piggott, Ark., passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014, at the Heritage Nursing Home in Kennett, Mo. He was born on October 13, 1931, in Piggott, Ark., and was the son of the late Claude O. Montgomery, Sr. and Vera Mae (Braden) Montgomery...
Johnny R. Weber (07/29/14)
Johnny R. Weber, 63, retired diesel mechanic, was born June 23, 1951 in Rector and passed away July 16, 2014, at his home in Southaven, Miss. Mr. Weber was an Army veteran and a member of the VFW Post 10567 and American Legion in Horn Lake, Miss. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Bonnie Sue Weber of Southaven; three sons, Matthew Sorg of Byhalia, Miss., T.K. ...
Hillard Morris Pittman (07/29/14)
Hillard Morris Pittman, 88, of Piggott, Ark., passed away July 28, 2014, at his home. He was born on September 6, 1925, in St. Francis, Ark., and was the son of the late John and Ollie (Morris) Pittman. He was united in marriage to Julia Runyon on Feb. 9, 1946, and to this union two daughters were born...
Larry G. Harris (07/28/14)
Larry G. Harris, 71, of Woodbridge, Va., formerly of Fisk, Mo., passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, after cancer treatment. He was born in Piggott, on May 15, 1943, to Edward Eugene Harris and Dortha (Ward) Harris Allen, who preceded him in death...
Paul Richard Wright (07/28/14)
Paul Richard Wright, 85, passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014, at the Piggott Community Hospital. Paul was born August 13, 1928, in Piggott, Ark., and was the son of the late Herbert Leslie and Ettie (Allman) Wright. He lived his whole life in the Piggott and St. Francis communities...
Thomas Lloyd Hollis (07/22/14)
Thomas Lloyd Hollis, 79, of Bartlett, Tenn., died June 21, 2014, following a short illness. He was the oldest son of the late Ben and Mary (Lewis) Hollis, of Rector. He was a graduate of Greenway High School and served honorably in the United State Air Force from 1956 to 1960. He moved to Memphis, where he was a weather service specialist for the National Weather Service, until he retired after 30-plus years of service...
Darrell Speer (07/22/14)
Darrell Speer, 64, of Rector, passed from this life on July 15, 2014. He was born to the late Oscar and Versie (Jetton) Speer in Rector, Arkansas on September 14, 1949. Darrell enjoyed life to the fullest. He spent his time serving our country in the war, farming, doing carpenter work, fishing and hunting, but the most important to him was being with his family, especially his grandchildren...
James E. Daugherty (07/22/14)
James E. Daugherty, 63, of Kennett, Mo., passed away July 15, 2014. He was born on January 10, 1951, in Kennett, to the late Albert and Elsie (Macalester) Daugherty. He was united in marriage to Gail Blake on Aug. 2, 1990. He served as a law enforcement officer for over 20 years...
Max Eric Benson (07/22/14)
Max Benson was born Jan. 17, 1934, and passed away after suffering a heart attack in Titusville, Fla. on July 12, 2014. He leaves behind his wife of 55 years, Theda (O'Neal) Benson; sons, Phillip Benson of the home and Scott Benson of Seattle, Wash.; daughter, Lisa (Shaun) Neff of Jacksonville, Fla.; two grandsons, Samuel and Jared Neff of Jacksonville, Fla.; a sister, Nell Koehler of Jonesboro; a brother, Bill (Betty) Benson of Rector; nephews, Bart (Kat) Benson of Marion, Brad Benson of Rector and Bruce (LaVonda) Benson of Paragould and nieces, Chelsea (Michael) Gossett and Breanna and Madison Benson, all of Paragould.. ...
Celebrity Obituaries
  • Don Pardo
    Don Pardo was a radio and television announcer best known as the guy who said “It’s Saturday Night Live,” and announced the cast on the show for many years. Even after retiring from NBC, he continiued to provide voiceover services for the show. He was a member of the Television Hall of Fame. During his [...]
  • Jay Adams
    Jay Adams was an American skateboarder, though of as one of if not the most influential of all time. He was part of the legendary Z-Boys skating group, and was the subject of the much-acclaimed 2011 documentary Dogtown and Z-Boys and the subsequent dramatization of his story, 2005′s Lords of Dogtown.
  • Edith Flagg
    Edith Flagg was a fashion designer and philanthropist, who was most recently known to appear on the reality television show Million Dollar Listing, advising her grandson, Josh Flagg. She was also a holocaust survivor.
  • Lauren Bacall
    Lauren Bacall was an American film icon who graced many important movies in the “Golden Age” of American cinema. She’s well known for starring alongside Humphrey Bogart in the films To Have and Have Not, The Big Sleep, Dark Passage, and Key Largo. She married Bogart in 1945 and was with him until his death [...]
  • Robin Williams
    Robin Williams really needs no introduction. You know who he is. He was a beloved actor and comedian, who broke out in the late 70s as Mork in Mork & Mindy, then went on to star in a slew of hugely popular films, such as Good Morning, Vietnam, Dead Poets Society, Good Will Hunting, Aladdin, [...]
  • Marilyn Burns
    Marilyn Burns was an American actress best known for her role in the 70s horror classic The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. She also starred in the TV miniseries Helter Skelter, about the Charles Mason trial.
  • Jim Brady
    Jim Brady was an assistant to President Ronald Reagan. He was permanently disabled as a result of the attempted assassination of Reagan, and became a gun control advocate. He is the namesake of the famous Brady Bill.
  • Dick Smith
    Dick Smith was a Hollywood makeup artist. His nickname, ‘The Godfather of Makeup’, could have come from the fact that he was responsible for turning Marlon Brando into Vito Corleone for The Godfather – or it could just be a reference to his giant influence in the field. Smith also worked on films such as [...]
  • John Fasano
    John Fasano was a film director, producer, and screenwriter. His films include Rock ‘n’ Roll Nightmare, Black Roses, and The Jitters. He also co-rote Another 48 Hours.
  • James Garner
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