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Dillon McNew (03/31/15)
Dillon McNew, 21, of Piggott, Ark., passed away Saturday, March 28, 2015, at UAMS in Little Rock, Ark., the result of a tragic tractor accident. He was born on March 30, 1993, in Poplar Bluff, Mo. Dillon enjoyed playing football for the Piggott Mohawks and loved hunting fishing and all the good things of life, but above all, he loved his family and friends...
Evelyn Lorene Simpson (03/30/15)
Evelyn Lorene Simpson, 93, of Piggott, Ark., passed away March 30, 2015, at the Piggott Community Hospital. She was born June 15, 1921, to the late Jeff and Ruby (Bradberry) Morris. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Doyne Simpson and a sister, Claudine Ginsburg...
Peggy Scheffler (03/30/15)
Peggy Scheffler, 74, of Piggott, Ark., passed away Thursday, March 26, 2015, at Piggott Community Hospital in Piggott.. She was born on October 28, 1940, in Clay County, Ark., and was the daughter of the late Dee and Effie (Keller) Bland. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Sterling Bland...
June Ella Thompson (03/30/15)
June Ella (Haywood) Thompson was born June 21, 1932, to Herbert and Neatie (Edwards) Haywood. June passed away Thursday, March 26, 2015, at her home, surrounded by her family. On Feb. 3, 1951, June was married to Edward Thompson and to this union five children were born, Debra, Martie, Anthony, Tamara and Kyle Ray...
Sherman Dean Steward (03/30/15)
Sherman Dean Steward, 78, of Campbell, Missouri, passed away Thursday, March 25, 2015, at the NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was born on March 5, 1937, in Holcomb, Missouri, and was the son of the late Herman and Dimple Lennie Hicks Steward...
Curtis Ray Dowdy (03/26/15)
Curtis Ray Dowdy, 71, of Rector, Ark., died Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at his residence He was born February 15, 1944, in St. Louis, Mo., to Raymond T. L. and Nadine Dowdy. Mr. Dowdy retired as a tool and die maker from Monroe Auto Equipment and was of the Baptist faith...
Jim Ray Chumbley (03/26/15)
Jim Ray Chumbley, 59, of Piggott passed from this life unexpectedly on March 19, 2015 at the NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. He was born on June 7, 1955, in St. Louis, Mo., to the late Donald Ray and Lillian Kathryn (High) Chumbley. He was a Maintenance Manager for Ansehl for 20 years...
Paulette Foster (03/26/15)
Paulette Foster, 68, of Piggott, Ark., passed away March 25, 2015, at the General Baptist Nursing Home in Piggott. She was born on March 9, 1947, in Piggott, Ark., and was the daughter of Neeley and Norma (Green) Stinebrook. Her father, Neeley Stinebrook, preceded her in death...
Silas Edwin Brewer (03/24/15)
Silas Edwin Brewer, 93, of Berryville, Ark., passed away on Sunday, March 22, 2015, at the Piggott Community Hospital in Piggott, Ark. He was born November 13, 1921, in Mt. Vernon, Ark., to the late Christopher Columbus Brewer and Eva Mae (Keithley) Brewer...
Jackie C. Gott (03/23/15)
Mr. Jackie C. Gott, 83, of McDougal, Ark., was born near Pollard, in Clay County, Ark., on November 19, 1931, the son of the late Mr. Sam and Mrs. Lula (Hillyer) Gott. Jack passed away Saturday, March 21, 2015, at the Corning Therapy and Nursing Center in Corning, Ark., surrounded by family and friends...
Marcella Virginia Powell (03/20/15)
Marcella Virginia Powell, 91, formerly of Rector, passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2015 in Fort Smith, Ark. She was born on February 25, 1924 to Claud L. King and Henrietta (Foster) King on a small rural farm outside of Rector. During her early years she was brought up on the farm, and lived a short time in St. Louis, Mo., returning to Rector with her mother and father some years later. When Marcella was 17 she moved back to St. Louis to live with her aunt and find work...
Charles L. Evans (03/20/15)
Charles L. Evans was born June 16, 1935 in Paragould, Ark., and died March 14, 2015 at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. He was 79 years old. He was a retired farmer and a member of Alexander Baptist Church. He was a past board member of Farm Services Association, a cattle farmer and a life time member of Farm Bureau. He was a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and an avid Rook and Checkers player. He especially loved bragging on his family...
Leddell Milburn (03/20/15)
Leddell Milburn, 89, of Rector, passed away Tuesday, February 24, 2015. Born September 6, 1925, in Boydsville, Mr. Milburn was a retired farmer and member of the Boydsville Church of Christ. He was the last surviving soldier from World War II in the Rector area and had fought on the front lines in Germany...
Flora Marie Randleman (03/20/15)
Flora Marie Randleman, 95, passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at Rector Health and Rehab. She was born on April 13, 1919, to the late Charles Henry and Janie Elizabeth (Gogue) Stallings. She was the youngest of 10 brothers and sisters, whom all preceded her in death. In 1940 she married Eldon Rudy Randleman, Sr. and they had been married for 58 years when he passed away in 1999. She was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Josie Essman...
Laverne Renard (03/19/15)
Laverne Renard, 97, of Piggott, Ark., passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2015, in the NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro, Ark. She was born January 31, 1918, to the late Alfred and Mary (Huff) Morgan in the Rector area. Mary Morgan passed away three days after Laverne was born. Alfred took care of Laverne for two years then was unable to take care of her. The late Will and Joy Evans then took her, and raised Laverne...
AJ "Boots' McCullough (03/17/15)
A J "Boots" McCullough, 75, of Ellsinore, Mo., passed away March 14, 2015, at Cedargate Nursing Home in Poplar Bluff, Mo. He was born on July 14, 1939, in Charleston, Miss., and was the son of the late Wilson and Jewell (Scott) McCullough. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, John Lee McCullough and Wilson Eugene "Bud" McCullough and three sisters, Madene "Sis" Turner, Hazel Williams and Mildred "Mil" Dahlgren...
Gloria Dean Rogers (03/17/15)
Gloria Dean Rogers, 88, of St. Louis, formerly of Rector, passed from this life to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday March 10, 2015. She was born on February 25, 1927 in McGhee, Ark., to the late Franklin and Gladys (Williams) Dickinson. She was of the General Baptist faith and attended churches in Missouri, Arkansas, Michigan and Illinois with her late husband, Reverend Franklin O. Rogers...
Deborah Turner (03/17/15)
Deborah Turner, 62, of Piggott, Ark., passed away Sunday, March 15, 2015, at the Greene Acres Nursing Home in Paragould. She was born on October 13, 1952, in St. Louis, Mo., and was the daughter of the late Charles and Helen (Aslan) Varvel. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Varvel and Helen (Aslan) Varvel; one brother, David Varvel and one grandchild, William Brian Shaw...
Delbert Steven Cox (03/16/15)
Delbert Steven Cox, 66, of Piggott, Ark., died March 11, 2015, at the Piggott Community Hospital. He was born September 2, 1948, at the Piggott Hospital, the son of Delbert Lee Cox and Bertha Mae (Neely) Cox. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Donald Cox and one sister, Jeanie Cox Myers. He is survived by three sisters, Betty Parks of Piggott, Barbara Welsh of Peoria, Ariz. and Geraldine Blades of Mesa, Ariz...
Judge Gerald Parker Brown (03/12/15)
Judge Gerald Parker Brown, 94, of Paragould, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at his residence. Judge Brown was born August 19, 1920, in Clay County, Ark., to the late Jessie and Hazel (Parker) Brown. He graduated from Greenway High School and attended Draughons Business College. ...
Rawligh Benjamin Conyers (03/12/15)
Rawligh Benjamin Conyers, 81, of Jonesboro, Ark., passed away Tuesday March 10, 2015, at the Craighead County Nursing Home in Jonesboro. He was born on May 9, 1933, in McDougal, Ark., and was the son of the late Raymond and Millie (Causey) Conyers. He was preceded in death by his wife, Media (Dunlap) Conyers; his father, Raymond Conyers; his mother, Millie Elizabeth (Causey) Conyers; a son, Charles Craig; four brothers, David Conyers, R.L. ...
Nelda Jean Fitzgerald (03/11/15)
Nelda Jean Fitzgerald, 78, of Piggott, Ark., passed away Monday, March 9, 2015, at her home. She was born on February 7, 1937, in Simpsonville, Tex., and was the daughter of the late Daniel Lee and Irene Maddox. She was united in marriage to Carl Fitzgerald on April 7, 1956, and to this union one daughter, Phyllis, was born...
Dan Wesley Pritchett III (03/11/15)
Dan Wesley Pritchett, III, passed away from this earth on January 17, 2015, to be with his Heavenly Father and free from this world of pain and suffering. He passed away at Baptist East, in Naples, Fla., with his mother, Melva, Aunt Rubye Betts and cousin April at his bed side...
Brenda Jo Sutherland (03/11/15)
Brenda Jo Sutherland-Pritchett was born October 8, 1952, to Luther and Mary Sutherland of the Little Rock area. She passed away at her home in Piggott on December 21, 2014. She was of the Baptist faith. Brenda, at age five, came to live with Dan and Melva Pritchett through foster care, and Mrs. ...
Norma Dean Jenkins (03/09/15)
Norma Dean (Woodward) Jenkins, 89, of Marmaduke, passed from this life on Monday February 16, 2015, at the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. She was born on March 11, 1925, in Clay County, to the late Ira Gilbert and Angie (Trantham) Woodward. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Marmaduke and in her spare time enjoyed sewing, crafts, gardening and spending time with family and friends...
Celebrity Obituaries
  • Terry Pratchett
    Sir Terry Pratchett was an English writer who specialized in fantasy novels. His massive Discworld series, about a world contained in a flat disc resting atop elephants (and a turtle), contains 40 books. Pratchett’s work was comic and satirical, and he was prolific. His books have sold over 85 million copies worldwide.
  • Windell Middlebrooks
    Windell Middlebrooks was an actor, who appeared on numerous television shows including Body of Proof, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Parks and Recreation, Scrubs, ER, Entourage, Hannah Montana, and others. He was also recognizable from Miller High Life commercials.
  • Sam Simon
    Sam Simon was an American writer, director, and cartoonist best known as a co-creator of the longest-running sitcom in television history, The Simpsons. Simon was integral in getting the show off the ground, and stuck around for four season before leaving the show in 1993. Before that, Simon had worked as a writer and producer […]
  • Daniel von Bargen
    Daniel von Bargen was an actor best known for his role as Mr. Kruger on Seinfeld and Commandant Edwin Spangler on Malcolmn in the Middle. He also appeared in a number of films including London Betty, RoboCop 3, Basic Instinct, Broken Arrow, Universal Soldier: The Return, Truman, The Majestic, Philadelphia, A Civil Action, Thinner, O […]
  • Leonard Nimoy
    Leonard Nimoy was an American actor, best known for his portrayal of Spock in the original Star Trek TV series, and later in additional series and films. Nimoy was a prolific actor outside of Star Trek, however, having roles in over 130 movies, TV shows, and video games. Nimoy was also a poet and a […]
  • Movita Castaneda
    Movita Castaneda was an actress who appeared in films like Flying Down to Rio (1933) and Mutiny on the Bounty (1935). She was the second wife of actor Marlon Brando and mother of Miko Castaneda Brando and Rebecca Brando Kotlizky
  • Lesley Gore
    Lesley Gore was a singer, songwriter, actress and activist known best for the song “It’s My Party”. Other notable songs included “Judy’s Turn to Cry” and “You Don’t Own Me”.
  • Louis Jourdan
    Louis Jourdan was an actor best known for roles in The Paradine Case (1947), Letter from an Unknown Woman, Gigi, The Best of Everything, The V.I.P.s and Octopussy.
  • Taylor Negron
    Taylor Negron was an actor and comedian who appeared in over 120 films and TV shows. On the big screen, Negron is best known for roles in Angels in the Outfield, Better Off Dead, Bio-dome, Fast Times and Ridgemont High, Stuart Little, and Nothing but Trouble. On the small screen, Negron had guest roles on […]
  • Greg Plitt
    Greg Plitt was an American model and actor, best known for being on Bravo’s TV series Work Out. As a model, he was a spokesperson for various fitness/beauty products such as Old Spice, Under Armour, Bowflex, and Calvin Klein.