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Katherine Lucille Dees (10/21/14)
Katherine Lucille Dees, 82, of Piggott Ark., passed away Sunday, October 19, 2014, at the Piggott Community Hospital. She was born on October 3, 1932, in Braggadocio, Mo., and was the daughter of the late Willis and Joyce (Wicker) Parker. She was united in marriage to Leland Dees on Oct. 1, 1949, and to this union a son, Terry Dees, was born...
Glenda Rose Byrd (10/21/14)
Glenda Rose Byrd, 78, of Portageville, Mo., formerly of Piggott, Ark., passed away Monday, October 20, 2014. She was born on July 31, 1936, in Piggott, and was the daughter of the late Alvin and Nora (Seal) Williams. She was united in marriage to Bobby Eugene Byrd on Feb. 22, 1957, and to this union two children were born...
Donald Lee Priest (10/21/14)
Donald Lee Priest, 86, of Marmaduke, passed away Sunday, October 19, 2014, at his home in Marmaduke with his wife and son at his side. He was born September 28, 1928, in Rector to the late Lexi and Velma Priest. He was retired from Emerson Electric and a member of Lafe Baptist Church...
Marietta Meyers Steward (10/20/14)
Marietta Meyers Steward, 87, of Piggott, Ark., passed away Saturday, October 18, 2014, at the Phil and Flo Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Ark. She was born on December 18, 1926, in Greenway, Ark., and was the daughter of the late Elmer Clarence and Lennie (Underwood) Bell...
Mildred Virginia Ollis (10/17/14)
Mildred Virginia Ollis, 91, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away October 13, 2014, at her home in Poplar Bluff. She was born on May 19, 1923, in Qulin, Mo., and was the daughter of the late Rudy K. and Effie (Brown) Clemons. She was united in marriage to Marvin Ollis on June 11, 1941, and to this union two children were born...
Lucille Taylor (10/13/14)
Lucille Taylor, 87, of Stonewall, Ark., passed away Friday, October 11, 2014, at her home. She was born on November 10, 1926, in Holly Island, Ark., and was the daughter of the late Jude and Ester (Watkins) Barrett. She was united in marriage to James F. Taylor on Dec. 12, 1941, and he preceded her in death on March 5, 1984...
Edith Moffitt (10/13/14)
Edith Moffitt, 92, of Boonville, Mo., formerly of Fagus, Mo., passed away October 9, 2014, at the Ashley Manor in Boonville. She was born on December 22, 1921, of Wooster, Ark., and was the daughter of the late J.C. and Cora (Sellers) King. She was united in marriage to Doyle Moffitt on Sept. 3, 1940, and to this union three children were born...
Ray Gene Hancock (10/10/14)
Ray Gene Hancock passed away on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, in the comfort of his youngest daughter's home in Toledo from what is commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Ray was born February 18, 1932, in Thorn Grove, Ark., to the late Charlie Harrison and Ethel Pearl Hancock. He grew up In Knobel, Ark...
Gurtha Jane Sanders (10/09/14)
Gurtha Jane Sanders, 90, of Moore, Okla., entered into eternal life on October 7, 2014. She was born on October 19, 1923, in Carryville, Ark., to Blanche and Dewey Bellers. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Joe and Junior. Jane married Melvin R. ...
Ethelene Dawson (10/07/14)
Ethelene Dawson, 91, of Conway, formerly of Rector, passed from this life to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday October 2, 2014, at Heritage Living Center in Conway. She was born on February 5, 1923, in Rector to the late Obie and Harriet (Moore) Ward. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mayflower, Ark. and was a housewife...
Stevie Eugene Estes (10/07/14)
Stevie Eugene Estes, 59, of Rector, Ark., passed away Sunday, October 5, 2014, at the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould, Ark. He was born on October 14, 1954, in the Pleasant Valley Community in Arkansas, and was the son of John Ruben Estes, Sr. and Bertha Mae (Robey) Estes. Stevie's favorite past time was to hunt and fish...
Norma Joyce Locke (10/07/14)
Mrs. Norma Joyce Locke, 79, of Corning, Ark., passed away Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould, Ark. Mrs. Locke was born in Boydsville, Ark., on July 29, 1935. She was a preschool teacher and a homemaker. She enjoyed birdwatching, crocheting, watching westerns and spending time with her family. She attended Mars Hill Methodist Church...
Alice Marie Seal (10/06/14)
Alice Marie Seal, 84, of Gibson, Mo., formerly of Piggott, Ark., passed away October 4, 2014, in the Twin Rivers Medical Center in Kennett, Mo. She was the daughter of the late Algot and Florence (Osipad) Nordine. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband John Robert Seal, her ex-husband and father of three of her children, Virgil Raymond; son-in-law, Herbert Borth and two brothers, Phillip and Oliver "Buddy" Nordine...
Frances Rosalie Roofe (10/06/14)
Frances Rosalie Roofe, 84, of Piggott, Ark., passed away Friday, October 3, 2014, at the St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. She was born on August 1, 1930, in Greenway, Ark., and was the daughter of the late Francis Lee Roy and Catherine Virginia (Shelby) Causey...
Adam Gore Wheeler (10/02/14)
Adam Gore Wheeler, 25, of Rector, passed away Tuesday, October 1, 2014. Adam was born May 2, 1989, in Paragould and was an employee of Martin Sprocket and Gear. He was of the Baptist faith. He loved the Dallas Cowboys, watching UFC and playing "Call of Duty" and other video games. Adam also enjoyed spending time with family and friends...
Herman Avery (09/30/14)
Herman Avery, 72, of Piggott, Ark., passed away Monday, September 29, 2014, at his home in Piggott. He was born on April 11, 1942, in Piggott, and was the son of the late Raymond and Elaine (Tinsley) Avery. He was preceded in death by his parents, and one stepson, Loyd Burkman...
Jerry Holifield (09/30/14)
Jerry Holifield, 74, of Piggott, Ark., passed away Wednesday, September 24, 2014, at his home. He was born on October 17, 1939, in Piggott, Ark., and was the son of the late Elmer Phillip and Freda (Johnson) Holifield. His brother, Larry Holifield also preceded him in death...
Larry Ezell (09/29/14)
Larry Ezell, 68 of Piggott, Arkansas passed away Thursday, September 25, 2014, suffering a heart attack while driving a dirt-moving tractor near Victoria, Ark. Larry was able to place the gear in neutral and received immediate CPR from a fellow co-worker, and then EMT personnel, without success...
Ora Mae (Conley) Cagle (09/29/14)
Services for Ora Mae Conley Cagle, 91, of Kilgore, will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in the Chapel of Rader Funeral Home, in Kilgore, with Rev. David Hampton officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home. Ora Mae finished her journey here on earth on September 28, 2014 at Hospice Homeplace of East Texas, in Tyler...
Polly Ann Estes (09/25/14)
Polly Ann Estes, 62, of Rector passed from this life on September 20, 2014, at her residence. She was born December 11, 1951, to Alvin and Lillie (Burdin) Owens in Piggott. She was preceded in death by her father, Alvin Owens; a great-grandchild, Liam Scott and a son-in-law, Fidel Rodriguez...
Herbert Windell Hale (09/23/14)
Herbert Windell Hale, 77 of Rector passed from this life on Wednesday September 17, 2014, at his home. He was born on January 19, 1937, in Hickory, Ark. to the late Herbert William and Versie "Raney" Hale. Herbert was a retired mechanic and loved to spend time fishing and loved his dogs...
Betty Jo Kilbreath (09/23/14)
Betty Jo (Daffron) Kilbreath, 75, of Campbell, Mo., formerly of Michigan, passed away Saturday, September 20, 2014, at the Piggott Community Hospital in Piggott, Ark. She was born on November 11, 1938, in St. Francis, Ark., and was the daughter of the late William Curtis and Gladys (Gunter) Daffron...
Vahleda Madeline Gipson (09/23/14)
Vahleda Madeline Gipson, 91, was born in Greenway, Ark., on January 2, 1923 and died on September 19, 2014 in Oklahoma City, Okla. She was the daughter of Robert and Myrtle (Hasty) Ward. After graduating from Piggott High School in 1941, she married L.T. "Hoot" Gipson and they celebrated 73 years of marriage in May. They were Piggott residents before moving to Jonesboro in 1957 and then to Oklahoma City in 2008...
Alma Mae Blake (09/22/14)
Alma Mae (Sherraden) Blake, 98, of Piggott, Ark., passed away Sunday, September 21, 2014, at the General Baptist Nursing Home in Piggott, Ark. She was born on December 25, 1915, in Piggott, Ark., and was the daughter of the late Charles Albert Holifield and Carrie Vaughn Sherraden Holifield and stepfather, Jim Holifield...
Mildred Kathleen Foster (09/22/14)
Mildred Kathleen (Hunter) Foster departed this life and began her new one with the Lord on September 10, 2014. After a courageous battle with ALS, she passed peacefully surrounded by her family at the Hospice of El Paso, Center for Compassionate Care, in El Paso, Tex...
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  • Elizabeth Peña
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  • Sarah Goldberg
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  • Scott Ross
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  • Skip E. Lowe
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  • Eric Lynch
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  • Rob Bironas
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  • George Hamilton IV
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