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Keith Swim (09/04/15)
Keith Swim, 93, of Corning, passed away September 2, 2015, at his home. Mr. Swim was the owner-operator of Clay Ark Enterprises in Corning. He was a superintendent for Bernie, Mo. and Big Spring, Tex. school districts for 22 years, was a farmer, and worked three years at the Texas Tech University in the Federal Programs Division. He enjoyed piloting airplanes, farming, antique cars, traveling and spending time with family...
Earl Dewayne Gatewood (09/03/15)
Earl Dewayne Gatewood, 80, of Piedmont, Mo., formerly of Greenway, Ark., passed away on August 30, 2015, following treatment for cancer. He was born in Piggott, Ark., on November 6, 1934, to V.O. and Lucille Gatewood. He was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Lawanda Crawford and Bonnie Sue Gatewood, and a daughter, Rhonda Reeves...
Rex A. Magee (09/02/15)
Rex A. Magee, 81, prominent businessman and owner of Magee Farm Equipment of Poplar Bluff, passed away Tuesday, September 1, 2015, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Rex, son of the late Johnny and Neeney (Rogers) Magee was born July 4, 1934, in Piggott, Ark. He joined the Church of Christ in Piggott at an early age. Later, he attended the First Christian Church in Poplar Bluff and was an active member of the Men's Bible Class...
Kay Kilbreath Davis (08/31/15)
Kay Kilbreath Davis passed away at her home on August 24, 2015, after fighting a long battle with cancer. She was born July 23, 1945, to the late Carol "Candy" and Lottie Vaughn Kilbreath. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Pat Cate and Carolyn Fritz and one brother, Basil Kilbreath...
Martha Jane Fry (08/31/15)
Martha Jane Fry went to meet her Lord on Friday, August 28, 2015, at the Piggott Community Hospital in Piggott, Ark. She was born on September 10, 1922, in Tennessee, and was the daughter of the late Huston and Martha Jane (Taylor) Davidson. She married Robert E. Fry on May 14, 1938, and to this union eight children were born...
Lonnie Ray Holifield (08/27/15)
Lonnie Ray Holifield, 83, of Pollard, passed from this life on Monday August 24, 2015, at his residence. He was born on September 19, 1931, to the late Thomas and Verna (Cole) Holifield in Senath, Mo. Ray served our country as a Corporal in the United States Army and enjoyed Indian artifacts...
Connie Brown Pollard (08/25/15)
Connie Brown Pollard, 62, of Campbell, Mo., passed away Thursday, August 20, 2015 at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. Mrs. Pollard, the daughter of John Marshall Brown and Lillian Estel Fox Brown Coyle, was born on January 17, 1953, in Gideon, Mo...
Sharlon A. Marble (08/25/15)
Sharlon A. Marble, 66, of Rector, passed away August 20, 2015, at her home. She was born December 16, 1948, at Leonard, Ark., to Lawrence and Neva Little. She liked computers, knitting and crocheting. She was of the Lutheran faith. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Dwight Little and two sisters, Dortha Lee Boozer and Marjorie Little...
Jerry Dewayne Gillmore (08/25/15)
Jerry Dewayne Gillmore, 70, of Marmaduke, passed from this life on Sunday August 23, 2015, at the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. He was born on December 21, 1944, in Marmaduke, to the late Raymond and Ava (Hopper) Gillmore. Jerry was a farmer and attended Lafe Baptist Church...
William "Bill" Dorris Ward (08/24/15)
William "Bill" Dorris Ward, 74, of Rector, Ark., passed away Friday, August 14, 2015 in Kokomo, Ind., at his sister's home. Mr. Ward was born Tuesday, September 24, 1940, in Armorel, Ark., to the late Woodson Dorris Ward and Beatrice (McDaniel) Ward. On Monday, Dec. 26, 1960, he was united in marriage to Shirley Ann Masterson in Rector...
Scottie Lee Dunlap (08/24/15)
Scottie Lee Dunlap, 37, of Piggott, Ark., passed away August 21, 2015, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He was born on October 31, 1977, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., and was the son of Gaylon and Joanie Grimes Dunlap. He was united in marriage to Michelle Pool Lipsey on Sept. 30, 2006, and she preceded him in death on June 28, 2011...
Rebecca "Becky" Floyd (08/20/15)
Rebecca "Becky" Floyd, 58, of Marmaduke Ark., passed away Wednesday, August 19, 2015, at her home in Marmaduke. She was born March 8, 1957, to the late Raymond and Pearl Davidson Cavaness. On July 9, 1976, she was united in marriage to David Floyd. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Donald Cavaness and Jerry Cavaness; two sisters, Freda Midkiff and Shalla Jones; two nephews, David Cavaness and Jewel Cavaness and one niece, Regina Medley...
Wilborn "Dewayne" Cole (08/19/15)
Wilborn "Dewayne" Cole, 79, of Rector, passed from this life on Wednesday August 19, 2015, at the St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born on January 23, 1936, in Lafe, Ark., to the late Claude Calvin and Eva Lee (Hooker) Cole. Dewayne was retired from Emerson Electric of Paragould, and was an avid hunter and fisherman...
Oma McWherter (08/18/15)
Oma McWherter, daughter of the late William Andrew and Effie Hendrixson Lomax, was born October 27, 1922, in Arbyrd, Mo., and departed this life August 15, 2015, at the age of 92 years. Oma married Renzo McWherter on Jan. 17, 1942. He preceded her in death on April 21, 1983...
Aaron Leslie Beaver (08/18/15)
Aaron Leslie Beaver, 27 of Piggott, Ark., passed away Sunday, August 16, 2015, in Piggott. He was born on January 8, 1988, to Dianna Null of Indiana and Leslie Beaver of Piggott. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Julius and Flora Owens. He is survived by his wife, Amanda Beaver of the home; one son, Zayden Storm Beaver; two daughters, Olyvia Sue Beaver and Kharman Nickole Jayne Beaver; his parents, Dianna Null and Leslie Beaver; two brothers, Andy Graves and wife Chasity of Paragould and Steven Graves of Piggott; one sister, Denise Jackson and husband Donald of Piggott; his grandmother, Kathleen Beaver of Piggott; his father-in-law, Terry Warbritton of Piggott; his nieces and nephews, Adrianne Freeman, Madeline Freeman, Sydney Graves, Joshua Blake Jackson, Thatcher Jackson, Kaylb Jackson, Brook Pattillo and Christopher Combs along with many other family and friends.. ...
Junior Harris (08/17/15)
Junior Harris, 86, of Piggott, Ark., passed away August 14, 2015, at his home in Piggott. He was born on April 8, 1929, and was the son of the late James Homer and Lola (Redd) Harris. He was united in marriage to Barbara Vaughn on March 5, 1951, and to this union four children were born...
Judy Marie Parker (08/13/15)
Judy Marie Emma Janettie Parker, of Blooming Grove, Ark., formerly of Piggott, passed from this earth on Tuesday, August 11, 2015. She was born in Clay County, Ark., near Leonard, on May 17, 1945, to Lloyd "Doc" McCluskey and Lily (Burns) McCluskey. Her parents preceded her in death...
Lela Maxine Phillips (08/10/15)
Lela Maxine Phillips, 80, of Piggott, Ark., passed away August 9, 2015, at the Piggott Community Hospital in Piggott. She was born on May 9, 1935, in Piggott, and was the daughter of the late Herbert Lang and Loreties Busby Lang Hudspeth. She was united in marriage to Homer Harold Phillips on Oct. 1, 1951, and to this union seven children were born...
Charles Laud Payne (08/10/15)
Charles Laud Payne, age 81, of Metropolis, Ill., passed away at Massac Memorial Hospital in Metropolis, at 3:42 p.m., Thursday, August 6, 2015. On June 9, 1934, Charles was born to Laud and Mary F. (Little) Payne in Piggott, Ark, where he was also raised...
Robert "Rob" Duckworth (08/10/15)
Robert (Rob) Duckworth was born on October 16, 1956, to Dr. Hillard and Gwen Duckworth. He attended Piggott School and the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, Ark. Rob made many friends growing up in Piggott and also at college. He was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and spent several years living and working in Plano, Tex...
Mae Evelyn Kilbreath (08/10/15)
Mae Evelyn Kilbreath, 76, of McDougal, Ark., died Wednesday, August 5, 2015, at her home. She was born on September 5, 1938, in Boydsville, Ark., to Charles and Nadine (Young) Millikan. She was united in marriage to Warner Dean Kilbreath on May 27, 1961...
Dewayne Kegley (08/07/15)
Dewayne Kegley, 73, of Marked Tree, Ark., passed from this life on Thursday August 6, 2015, in Marked Tree. He was born on August 18, 1941, to Lloyd and Marcella (Shelton) Kegley. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed golfing with his friends. He was loved, and will be missed by all his family and friends...
Celebrity Obituaries
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  • Darryl Dawkins
    Darryl Dawkins was a famous NBA player who played for the Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Nets, Detroit Pistons, and Utah Jazz. His nickname was Chocolate Thunder, and he was known for his dunks, which shattered backboards on more than one occasion and led to the NBA adopting breakaway rims.
  • Justin Wilson
    Justin Wilson was a race car driver from the U.K. who began competing part-time in the IndyCar Series before his death. He drove the No. 25 Honda for Andretti Autosport.
  • Bob Johnston
    Bob Johnston was a record producer best known for producing albums for Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen, and Simon and Garfunkel. Albums from his discography include: Dylan’s Highway 61 Revisited, Blonde on Blonde, John Wesley Harding, Nashville Kyline, Self Portrait and New Morning; Simon and Garfunkel’s Sound of Silence and Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and […]
  • Bud Yorkin
    Bud Yorkin was a film and TV producer, director, writer, and actor. He is best known for work on showsl ike All in the Family, Maude, The Jeffersons, Sanford and Sons, and Different Strokes.
  • Yvonne Craig
    Yvonne Craig was a ballet dancer and actress best known for playing Batgirl on the 1960s Batman TV show. She also played Marta in an episode of Star Trek: The Original Series. Films Craig appeared in include Gidget, Seven Women from Hell, Kissin’ Cousins, Ski Party, Mars Needs Women, One Spy Too Many, In Like […]
  • Julian Bond
    Julian Bond was an activist and leader in the Civil Rights Movement, as well as a politician, a professor, and a writer. He helped establish the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in the 1960s and was chairman of the NAACP. He was also elected to four terms in the Georgia House of Representatives and six […]
  • Tony Lara
    Tony Lara was a ship captain known for his appearance on the Discovery Channel reality program Deadliest Catch. He was on Season 7 with the Cornelia Marie fishing vessel.
  • Buddy Baker
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  • Sean Price
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