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Theo "Anniece" Young (01/16/17)
Anniece Young passed from this life on January 15, 2017, at the age of 91, at her home in Paragould, Ark., to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was born on September 7, 1925 in Rector, Ark. She married Sterling Fenton Young on March 25, 1945, at the age of 21, and together they raised three sons and three daughters,...
Shirley Mae Haywood (01/16/17)
Shirley Mae Haywood, 79, of St. Francis, Ark., passed away January 14, 2017, at the Piggott Community Hospital in Piggott, Ark. She was born on October 18, 1937, in St. Francis, and was the daughter of the late Howard and Elsie (Irby) Glidwell. She was united in marriage to Edgar "Junior" Haywood on April 10, 1955, and to this union one son was born. Junior preceded her in death on February 4, 2012...
Gwen Smallmon (01/16/17)
Gwen Smallmon, 70, of Rector, Ark., passed away Thursday, January 12, 2017, at her home. She was born on October 8, 1946, in Kennett, Mo., to the late Homer Slyvester and Ethel (McNeil) Pollard. She was united in marriage to Paul Smallmon on Sept. 7, 1962, and to this union three children were born...
Michael Raymond Hurst (01/12/17)
Michael Raymond Hurst was born June 8, 1949, in Piggott, Ark., to Garland A. (Bud) and Joline Hurst. He left this world on January 9, 2017. He grew up in the farming community of Nimmons where he spent many hours with friends and loved ones exploring the area surrounding the family home and the St. Francis River...
Eugene Dwayne Barker (01/10/17)
Eugene Dwayne Barker, 76, of Piggott, Ark., passed away Monday, January 9, 2017, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. He was born on June 1, 1940, the son of Lewis and Genevieve (White) Barker. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Carol Barker, and a committed partner, Virginia Hampton...
Norma Jean (Sample) Lewis (01/10/17)
Norma Jean (Sample) Lewis, 68, of Piggott, Ark., passed away Friday, December 30, 2016, at her home. She was born April 16, 1948, in Kennett, Mo., and was the daughter of H.D. Sample and Willa Mae (Raney) Lassiter. She was preceded in death by her father and a brother, Ronnie Sample...
Glenn E. Mode (01/10/17)
Glenn E. Mode, 71, of Rector, Ark., passed away on Saturday, December 24, 2016, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. Mr. Mode, son of Jim Winston and Hazel (Rawlett) Mode, was born on Sunday, May 6, 1945, in Rector. He was a retired farmer...
Dr. Lowell Nicholas (01/09/17)
Dr. Lowell Nicholas, 75, of Sherwood, Ark., went home to be with the Lord on January 6, 2017. He was born in Pollard, Ark., on July 29, 1941. He was an active deacon, Sunday School teacher and faithful member of First Baptist Church, of Sherwood, for many years. His faith in God was a foundation for his service, and he strived to embrace God's grace each and every day...
James David Collier, Sr., OD (01/09/17)
James David Collier, Sr., OD, of Newport, Ark., departed this life on Thursday, December 15, 2016, at the age of 91. He was born February 28, 1925, in Rector, Ark., the son of Verlie and Marie Collier. Dr. Collier graduated from Rector High School in 1943, and immediately joined the U.S. ...
Joyce Elaine Malin (01/09/17)
Joyce Elaine Malin, 80, of Campbell, Mo., passed away on Thursday, January 5, 2017, at the General Baptist Nursing Home in Campbell. Ms. Malin, daughter of John Arthur and Virgie Marie (Polsgrove) Malin, was born on Wednesday, April 8, 1936, in Campbell, Mo...
Richard Ballard Robinson (01/09/17)
Richard Ballard Robinson, 64, went to be with our heavenly Father on Friday, January 6, 2017, at his home in Roland, Ark. Richard was born on October 22, 1952, in Tulsa, Okla., to Richard and Joanne Robinson. He grew up in Piggott, Ark., and graduated from Piggott High School. ...
Mary Jane Dees (01/09/17)
Mary Jane Dees, 68, of Piggott, Ark., passed away January 6, 2017, at the Piggott Community Hospital in Piggott. She was born on February 24, 1948, in Piggott, and was the daughter of the late Edgar and Mildred (Arehart) Reed. She was united in marriage to Dale Ray Dees on Sept. 27, 1962, and to this union three sons were born...
Ersel Maynard Morris (01/05/17)
Ersel Maynard Morris, 88, of Rector, Ark., passed away January 3, 2017, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. He was born on April 10, 1928, in Fagus, Mo., and was the son of the late Ersel Clarence and Bertie (Watson) Morris. He was united in marriage to Wanda Wright on Sept. 29, 1949, and to this union two children were born...
Virginia Mack (01/03/17)
Virginia Mack, 95, of Greenway, Ark., passed away January 3, 2017, at the General Baptist Nursing Home in Piggott, Ark. She was born on June 6, 1921, in Memphis, Tenn., and was the daughter of the late T.N. and Pearl (Davis) Stokes. She was united in marriage to Fred Dudley Mack on Aug. 18, 1942, and he preceded her in death after 56 years of marriage. She was also preceded in death by her grandson, Robert Mack...
Loletta Wooten (01/03/17)
Loletta Wooten, 92, of Paragould, Ark., passed away, January 3, 2017, at the Greene Acres Nursing Home. She was born May 10, 1924, to Arthur and Mae (Bell) Davis in the Rector area. She was a homemaker and made many beautiful quilts in her lifetime...
Wilma Ramer (01/03/17)
Wilma Ramer, 82, of Rector, Ark., passed away January 3, 2017, at the Rector Nursing and Rehab. She was born August 20, 1934, to the late John and Jeanette (Meredith) Tracy around the Hargrave Corner area. She was a member of the Rock Springs United Methodist Church for many years, and worked at Rector Sportswear for 23 years where she made some wonderful friends. ...
Don Franklin Simpson (01/02/17)
Don Franklin Simpson, 76, of Piggott, Ark., passed away December 27, 2016, at the Piggott Community Hospital in Piggott. He was born on December 20, 1940, in Greenway, Ark., and was the son of the late Emil Don and Edith (Book) Simpson. Don served in the United States Navy and was Honorably Discharged. He later retired after many years of working for the railroad in Michigan...
Edmond Henry "Junior" Hurst (01/02/17)
Monday evening, December 26, 2016, marked a long awaited welcoming party, as Edmond Henry Hurst entered through God's eternal gates. He was born in St. Louis, Mo., on October 2, 1923, to Edmond August, and Leona Vogt Hurst. His siblings included a brother, Garland "Bud" Hurst (2008) (Joline) of Warren, Mich., sister, Verna Lee Thomas, (Richard, 2013) of La Habra, Calif. and a sister-in-law, Wilma (Cooper) Whitlock (Glenn, 1979)...
Dorothy June "Dot" Parrish (01/02/17)
Dorothy June "Dot" (Cavaness) Parrish, 77 of Marmaduke, Ark., passed from this life to her eternal home on Friday December 30, 2016, at the St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. She was born on May 8, 1939, in Rector, to the late Raymond and Pearl (Davidson) Cavaness. She was a member of the White Oak General Baptist Church and was united in marriage to the love of her life, Allie Eugene Parrish, on Sept. 27, 1958, in a simple ceremony conducted in Rector...
Donna Jean Reddick (12/28/16)
Donna Jean Reddick, 73, of Paragould, Ark., passed away Monday, December 26, 2016, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Ark. She was born July 9, 1943, in Rector, Ark., to Jason and Leoma Vangilder. Mrs. Reddick was a retired manager of Dollar General and a member of First Baptist Church of Marmaduke...
Donna Jean Conley (12/27/16)
Donna Jean Conley, 64, of Piggott, Ark., passed from this life on December 27, 2016, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro, Ark. She was born on May 19, 1952, in St. Louis, Mo., to the late Billy Ray and Frances (Ort) Williams. Donna loved to spend time with her loving family and friends...
Wilma L. Cagle (12/27/16)
Wilma L. Cagle, of Rector, Ark., departed this life on December 26, 2016, at the age of 93 years. She was born on February 17, 1923, to Harry and Ethel (Barker) Parker. In addition to her parents, Wilma was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Darwin Cagle; two sisters, Evelene Wheeler and Lorean Moore, and a granddaughter, Hannah Cagle...
Moria Strong (12/27/16)
Moria Strong, 99, of Rector, Ark., passed away December 25, 2016, at the Rector Nursing and Rehab. She was born December 30, 1916, to the late Ed and Lonia (Goins) Pinkston at Campbell, Mo. She was a strong-willed lady who spent her life caring for others...
James Gatewood (12/26/16)
Mr. James Gatewood, 66, of Rector, Ark., passed away on Saturday, December 24, 2016, at the Piggott Community Hospital, Piggott, Ark. Born August 2, 1950, in St. Louis, Mo., he was the son of the late James and Margie (Blanton) Gatewood. Mr. Gatewood loved his cat, Jack...
Daniel Webster McBride (12/26/16)
Daniel Webster McBride, of Paragould, Ark., and formerly of Rector, Ark., passed away December 21, 2016, at the age of 93. He was born in Rector on December 21, 1923, to Irene (McPherson) McBride and Edward Alfred McBride. He was preceded in death by his firs wife, Frances Irby McBride, and his sister, Frances Louise Tracy...
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