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Gene Wallace Holland (02/02/16)
Gene Wallace Holland, 87, of Piggott, Ark., passed away January 31, 2016, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. He was born on June 3, 1928, in Marmaduke, Ark., and was the son of the late Genie and Lois (Smith) Holland. He was united in marriage to Betty Crouch Dec. 23, 1950...
Georgia Lee Redman (02/02/16)
Georgia Lee Redman, 90, of Piggott, Ark., passed away January 30, 2016, near Biggers, Ark. She was born on January 10, 1926, in Carryville, Ark., and was the daughter of the late Millard and Laura (Land) Thomas. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Cledith Redman; a son, Rick Redman; a grandson, Christopher Redman and a brother, Clarence "Wimpy" Thomas...
Gazina Maude Gilbee (02/02/16)
Gazina Maude Gilbee, 63, of Rector, Ark., passed away January 29, 2016, at her residence in Rector. She was born on June 2, 1952, in Mecosta Township, Mich., and was the daughter of the late Jacob and Doris (Beaver) VanDyke. She was united in marriage to Virgil Jerrell Gilbee on June 28, 1968...
Don C. Parementer (02/01/16)
Don C. Parmenter, of Rector, Ark., passed away on January 28, 2016, at the Rector Nursing and Rehab at the age of 83 years. He was born December 11, 1932, to Briney and Essie Parmenter, who preceded him in death. Don was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Rector. Notable accomplishments in his life included graduating from Rector High School, earning a degree at Arkansas State University and serving his country in the U.S. Army and the Arkansas National Guard...
Riley Ward (02/01/16)
Riley Ward, 78, of Piggott, Ark., passed away at home January 27, 2016. Mr. Ward was retired from Darling Store Fixtures in Paragould. He was of the Pentecostal Faith. Survivors include his wife, Janie Ward of the home; a son, Jeff Ward of Rombauer, Mo.; a daughter, Patty Tarpley of Rombauer, Mo.; his brothers, Robert Ward of Texas, Donald Ward of Paragould and John Mauldin of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; his sisters, Ella Phillips of Fisk, Mo., Sandra Copeland of Michigan and Linda Drake of Michigan; two grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; seven step-children; 15 step-grandchildren; 63 step-great grandchildren and two step-great-great grandchildren.. ...
Mary Sue Parks (02/01/16)
Mary Sue Parks, 79, of Piggott, Ark., passed away January 29, 2016, at the General Baptist Nursing Home in Piggott. She was born on September 10, 1936, in Sikeston, Mo., and was the daughter of the late J.T. and Mary Lee Lack. She was united in marriage to Bobby L. Parks on Aug. 15, 1953, and to this union three children were born...
Dennis Johnson (02/01/16)
Dennis Johnson, 62, of Piggott, Ark., passed away January 28, 2016, at the Piggott Community Hospital in Piggott. He was born on November 24, 1953, in Lansing, Mich., and was the son of the late Charles Denver and Earlene (Book) Johnson. He was united in marriage to Deborah Chilcutt on May 15, 1971, and to this union two children were born...
Raymond Lonnie Harmon (02/01/16)
Raymond Lonnie Harmon, 89, of Piggott, Ark., passed away January 28, 2016, at the Piggott Community Hospital in Piggott. He was born on January 25, 1927, near Nimmons, Ark., and was the son of the late Raymond and Alma (Sisk) Harmon. He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Alma Harmon; his first wife, Edna Miller Harmon; his second wife, Norma Ridgeway Settlemoir Harmon; two granddaughters, Tammy Barker and Katelyn Leonowicz; two grandsons, Daniel Harmon and Ryan Settlemoir and brother, Winifred Mack Harmon.. ...
Deborah "Debbie" Kay Carter (01/26/16)
Deborah "Debbie" Kay Carter, 60, of Rector, passed from this life to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. She was born on June 25, 1955, to the late Arthur W. and Emma Althea Massey in Pontiac, Mich. Debbie loved her family, friends and especially her grandchildren...
Robert Wesley "Skip" Smith (01/25/16)
Robert Wesley "Skip" Smith, 53, of Lafe, Ark., passed from this life on Thursday January 21, 2016, at the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center, in Paragould, Ark., surrounded by his family. He was born on November 26, 1962, in Paragould, to Dovie May (Edgin) Smith and the late Bobby Smith...
Byron Morris Underwood (01/22/16)
Byron Morris Underwood, 85, of Rector, passed away on Wednesday January 20, 2016, at the General Baptist Nursing Home in Campbell. He was born on August 26, 1930, in Piggott to the late Oscar and Fredia (Stallings) Underwood. Byron served his country in the United States Navy and fought in the Korean War. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Rector, and was the owner and operator of Underwood Furniture in Rector until he was no longer able to work...
Johnnie Junior Carpenter (01/21/16)
Johnnie Junior Carpenter, 81, of Marmaduke, passed away Monday, January 18, 2016. He was born, July 9, 1934, at Liberty Hill, Ark., to the late Johnny P. and Lura Carpenter. Johnnie was a member of Rector First General Baptist Church for 25 years. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He loved watching his grandchildren play ball. Johnnie drove a dragster at George Ray's Drag Strip and he loved stock car racing. He also enjoyed all the time spent with his coffee shop buddies...
James Eldred Haywood (01/19/16)
James Eldred Haywood, 94, of Piggott, Ark., passed away January 18, 2016, at his home in Piggott. He was born on March 26, 1921, and was the son of the late James Henry and Odra Lillian (Bradford) Haywood. He attended local schools in the Piggott area before enlisting in the U.S. ...
Ruby Lea Latimer (01/19/16)
Ruby Lea Latimer, 80, of Piggott, Ark., passed away January 15, 2016, at the NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro, Ark. She was born on September 25, 1935, in Piggott, Ark., and was the daughter of the late Golden "Pete" and Lela Lavesta (Cullum) Hester...
Glen Allen Jones (01/15/16)
Glen Allen Jones, 75 of Wilmington, Ill., and formerly of Piggott, passed away on Thursday January 14, 2016, at Heritage Health in Dwight, Ill. Born September 21, 1940, in Piggott, Glen Allen was a son of the late John Paul and Marie (Jackson) Jones. He was raised and educated in Piggott, where he graduated Piggott High School. On Aug. 20, 1960, Glen married Marion Grace Glover, and they later moved to Wilmington. He attended Joliet Junior College and went on to complete various trade schools...
Jewel Gotthardt (01/14/16)
Jewel Gotthardt, 91, of Piggott, Ark., passed away January 13, 2015, at Rector Nursing and Rehab in Rector, Arkansas. She was born on July 12, 1924, in Grandin, Mo., and was the daughter of the late Ben and Lily Parrish. She was a longtime member of the New Hope Baptist Church in Pollard, Ark. She loved her Sunday School class and meeting for get-togethers. She also loved being with her family and visiting friends at the nursing home...
Aubrey "Wayne" Rowton (01/12/16)
Aubrey "Wayne" Rowton, 73, of Rector, passed from this life on Saturday January 9, 2016, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. He was born on October 6, 1942, in Rector, to the late Peter and Lola Mae (Gardner) Rowton. Wayne was a truck driver for Nassbam and was a dance instructor...
David Stephen Shain (01/11/16)
David Stephen Shain, 71, of Piggott, Ark., and formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died January 7, 2016, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo. He was born June 29, 1944, in Sikeston, the son of the late James Aubrey and Edna Lee (Chambliss) Shain...
Charles "Charlie" Beck (01/11/16)
Charles "Charlie" Leamon Beck, 68, of Nimmons, Ark., passed away January 5, 2016, at the Piggott Community Hospital in Piggott, Ark. He was born on November 18, 1947, in Nimmons, and was the son of the late Carl and Violet Beatrice (Morris) Beck. He was united in marriage to Rita "Reba" Banks on Jan. 2, 1979...
Marshall Junior Rouse (01/11/16)
Marshall Junior Rouse was born October 9, 1932, to Joseph Marshall Rouse and Charles Augusta (Seagraves) Rouse in Manila, Ark. Junior was an only child. He was married to Betty Lanell Walker of Manila, in 1952. To this union four children were born...
Margaret Lucinda Muse (01/11/16)
Margaret Lucinda Muse, 74, of Piggott, Ark., passed away January 9, 2016, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. She was born on September 1, 1941, in Plainview, Tex., and was the daughter of the late Edward Gilbert and Emma (Morrisett) Muse...
Mark Alan Gibson (01/11/16)
Mark Alan Gibson, 52, of Kennett, Mo., son of Larry Gibson and Letha Banther, was born July 25, 1963, in Kennett, and departed this life on January 8, 2016, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Mark was married to Theresa Talley on June 1, 2007, in Piggott...
Larry H.Morgan (01/08/16)
Our sweet, precious husband and father, Larry H. Morgan, of Clarksville, Ark., passed away Tuesday, January 5, 2016. He was born in Piggott, Ark., on April 11, 1942, to the late Herman and Clara Morgan. He was preceded in death by three brothers, infant Danny Charles, Billy Bryan and Terry and two sisters, infant Shirley Rae and Betty Rose...
Royce Theodore Garver (01/08/16)
Royce Theodore Garver, 69, of Piggott, Ark., passed away January 7, 2016, in Memphis, Tenn. He was born on May 1, 1946, in McDougal, Ark., and was the son of the late Willis Ezra and Laverna (Read) Garver. Royce was a member of the Army National Guard and the American Legion. He was also a member of the South Thornton Church of Christ in Piggott. He retired after 30 years from Bankers Life and Casualty...
Billy Don Caldwell (01/08/16)
Billy Don Caldwell, 79, of Rector, passed from this life to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday January 6, 2016, at the St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born on January 24, 1936, to the late Tollie R. and Lillie Mae (Hall) Caldwell in Greenway, Ark...
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