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Annie Wayland Staggs (12/18/14)
Annie Wayland Staggs, 82 of Grand Blanc, Michigan, formerly of Rector passed away Dec. 10, 2014 at Flint, Mich. She was born Feb. 23, 1932, to the late Marian and Clara (Shirlie) Henson. Annie is survived by her children, Robert Wayland, Roy and Donna Wayland, and Donna and Joe Hosner, all of Michigan, along with six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends...
Hazel "Hazie" Rutledge (12/18/14)
Hazel Rae "Hazie" Rutledge, 93, passed away Monday, December 15, 2014, at Kennett, Mo. She was born April 19, 1921, in Independence County, Ark., and was the daughter of the late George Frank and Clara (Parnell) Langston. She was united in marriage to Hugh Ed Rutledge. Mr. Rutledge preceded her in death...
Judy Hardin (12/17/14)
Mrs. Judy Hardin, age 67, of Pocahontas, Ark., passed away on December 14, 2014 at St Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born May 1, 1947, in Osceola, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Dempsey and Maudie Mitchell and Azolena and Arnold Jackson. Mrs. Hardin was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed watching television and spending time with her family and friends...
Norma Dean Harmon (12/16/14)
Norma Dean Harmon, 83, of Piggott, Ark., passed away December 12, 2014, at the St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. She was born on November 18, 1931, to the late Paul and Mary Mae (Gossett) Ridgeway. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Grover Eugene Settlemoir; two granddaughters, Katelyn Leonowicz and Tammy Barker and two grandsons, Ryan Settlemoir and Daniel Harmon...
W. F. "Dub" Smart (12/15/14)
W. F. "Dub" Smart, 92, of Piggott, Ark., passed away Saturday, December 13, 2014, at the General Baptist Nursing Home in Campbell, Mo. He was born on April 15, 1922, at Rector, Ark., and was the son of the late Ernest Washington and Mindy (Stokes) Smart...
Larry Wayne Tucker (12/11/14)
Larry Wayne Tucker, 57, of Piggott, Ark., passed away December 6, 2014, in Walnut Ridge, Ark. He was born October 13, 1957, in Paragould, Ark., and was the son of Lester Tucker and Elgie (Culberson) Tucker. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his sisters, Reba Nixon, Alice Tucker, Sharon Tucker and Mirian Tucker...
Clarice "Junie" Manning Owen (12/08/14)
Clarice "Junie" Manning Owen, 88, of Rector, passed from this life on Dec. 8, 2014. She was born June 3, 1926, at Stanford, Ark. to the late Jess and Ollie Mae (Hunt) Rickman. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Don Manning; a daughter, Donna Turner; her brothers, Carroll and Weldon Rickman and her sisters, Hattie Smart, Mamie Smith, Gertrude Sims and Mary McDaniel...
Michael Wayne "Mike" Morris (12/08/14)
Michael Wayne "Mike" Morris, 61 of Cardwell, Mo. passed away on Dec. 5, 2014, in Paragould. He was born on Aug. 23, 1953, in Rector. He formerly worked at Smurrfitt/Stone Container in Jonesboro. He loved to hunt and fish the St. Francis River, He was a member of the Brown's Landing Hunting Club...
Carolyn Laverne Hargrave (12/04/14)
Carolyn Laverne Hargrave, 78 of Kennett, formerly of Rector, passed from this life on Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, at National Health Care in Kennett. She was born on April 25, 1936, in Kennett to the late Cecil Edward Bell and Lola Nadine (Cumpton) Bell. She was a member of the Rector First United Methodist Church and was secretary at City, Light, Water and Gas in Kennett for 34 years...
Vivan Rudolph Jones (12/01/14)
Vivan Rudolph Jones, 91, of Rector, died Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, at Piggott Community Hospital. An Army veteran of WWII, he was born May 28, 1923, in Clay County. Mr. Jones was a retired farmer and of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife, Wanda Jones of the home; one son, Larry (Beverly) Jones of Ocala, Fla.; two daughters, Lanita (Earl) Presson of Huntsville, Ala., and Patricia (Mike) Patterson of Piggott. ...
Milton Hartwell Granger (12/01/14)
Milton Hartwell Granger, 82, of Independence, Mo. went to be with his Lord, on November 29, 2014 after a long illness. The passing of a quiet and successful man that loved his Lord Jesus, his wife Shirley and his family. You can take the man out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the man...
Robert William Edgin (12/01/14)
Robert William Edgin, 78, of Rector, passed from this life on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. He was born on March 8, 1936 in Rector to the late Louis and Ollie (Pratt) Edgin. William was the Service Manager at Glen Sain for 36 years. ...
Claudine Owens (11/26/14)
Claudine Owens, 82, of Piggott, Ark., passed away November 25, 2014, at her home in Piggott. She was born on August 19, 1932, in Piggott, and was the daughter of the late James Marion and Addie (Powers) Stidham. Claudine was baptized in the Baptist Faith...
Dorothy Ann Smith (11/25/14)
Dorothy Ann Smith, 84, of Jonesboro passed away on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House. She was born August 11, 1930 in Blytheville to J. T. and Beulah (Morrisett) Ashley. She graduated from Monticello High School where she was chosen Homecoming Queen. She attended the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville where she was honored as Freshman Queen. She was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority...
Celebrity Obituaries
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  • Marion Barry
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