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Genola Helms Leonard Cornelius (06/26/16)
Mrs. Genola Helms Leonard Cornelius, age 91 of Hope, Ark., passed away, Saturday, June 25, 2016, in Hope. Mrs. Cornelius was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Hope for over 50 years. She was a home maker and had worked at Meyer's Bakery in Hope. Mrs. Cornelius was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and loved her church family. Her favorite hobby and enjoyment in life was taking care of her yard and flowers...
Carl Dewayne Toombs (06/23/16)
Carl Dewayne Toombs, 72, of Pollard, Ark., passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2016, in Lonoke, Ark. He was born on January 10, 1944, in Pollard, and was the son of the late Hershel Norman Toombs and Rachel Dunlap (Toombs) Gower. Survivors include his daughter, Lisa Barnett and husband Mike of Lonoke, Ark.; a son, Charles Toombs of Pollard, Ark.; a brother, Phillip Toombs and wife Connie of Maumelle, Ark.; a sister, Carol Toombs Turk of Tampa Fla.; his grandchildren, Marcus Matlock and wife Tammalah of Jacksonville, Ark. ...
Joan Ann Reagan (06/20/16)
Joan Ann Reagan, 70, of Piggott, Ark., passed away June 18, 2016, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. She was born on March 18, 1946, in Greenway, Ark., and was the daughter of the late David and Creasy (Loveless) Lewis. She was united in marriage to Ross Reagan on Feb. 19, 1972, and to this union six children were born...
Dotson Jones (06/20/16)
Dotson Jones, 88, of Paragould, Ark., passed away June 16, 2016, at Lakeside Nursing Home. He was born March 22, 1928, to Carmon and Grace Jones. Dotson was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and enjoyed NASCAR as well. He was of the Baptist faith. Preceding him in death were his parents; his brothers, Denzil and Eugene Jones and his sisters, Pat Hill and two infants...
Helen June Cavaness (06/17/16)
Helen June Cavaness, 76, of Greenway, Ark., passed away June 15, 2016, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. She was born on June 3, 1940, at Piggott, Ark., and was the daughter of the late Vernon Riley Bradford and Pearl (Dodson) Bradford...
Clifford R. Book (06/14/16)
A memorial service for Clifford R. Book, 64, of Benton, La., will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, at Cypress Baptist Church. Officiating will be Rev. Tommy Patton. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Bossier City, La...
Billy Ray Smith (06/13/16)
Billy Ray Smith, 80, of Piggott, Ark., passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2016, at the Piggott Community Hospital in Piggott. He was born February 23, 1936, to the late J. L. and Mamie (Rickman) Smith. He was united in marriage to Cleona Howell on May 9, 1953...
Dennis Dewayne Scheffler (06/13/16)
Dennis Dewayne Scheffler, 63, of Corning, Ark., passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2016, at the Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould, Ark. He was born July 18, 1952, to the late Alfred M. and Vinia (Green) Scheffler. He was united in marriage to Nancy Hendrix on August 15, 1970...
Pansy Gott (06/09/16)
Pansy Gott, 77 of Middletown, Missouri, passed away Sunday, June 5, 2016 at the St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Charles, Missouri. She was born August 26, 1938 in, Clay County, Arkansas, to the late Elihu and Nina Fields Battles. She was united in marriage to Evert L. Gott on November 10, 1956...
Louise Jackson (06/09/16)
Louise Belton Jackson, 98, formerly of Piggott, passed away Saturday evening, June 4, at home with family in Pacific, Missouri. Louise was born in Tomato, Ark. on August 8, 1917, to James Belton and Mamie (Fowler) Belton. She was united in marriage to Ulyss Jackson on December...
Warner Dean Kilbreath (06/06/16)
Warner Dean Kilbreath, 80, of McDougal, Arkansas, passed away Tuesday, June 2, 2016 at the Piggott Community Hospital. He was born April 25, 1936 in, McDougal, Arkansas, to the late William and Ader Nettles Kilbreath. He was united in marriage to Mae Evelyn Kilbreath on May 27, 1961...
Zula George (06/06/16)
Zula George, 105, of Rector, passed from the cares of this life Thursday, June 2, 2016, at the General Baptist Nursing Home in Piggott. She was born on December 23, 1910 in Senath, Missouri to the late John William and Molly (Pillow) Pullin. In her spare time, Zula enjoyed spending time with her loving family and friends. She attended Rector First General Baptist Church faithfully until her health began to decline...
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 […]