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Johnny R. Weber (07/29/14)
Johnny R. Weber, 63, retired diesel mechanic, was born June 23, 1951 in Rector and passed away July 16, 2014, at his home in Southaven, Miss. Mr. Weber was an Army veteran and a member of the VFW Post 10567 and American Legion in Horn Lake, Miss. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Bonnie Sue Weber of Southaven; three sons, Matthew Sorg of Byhalia, Miss., T.K. ...
Hillard Morris Pittman (07/29/14)
Hillard Morris Pittman, 88, of Piggott, Ark., passed away July 28, 2014, at his home. He was born on September 6, 1925, in St. Francis, Ark., and was the son of the late John and Ollie (Morris) Pittman. He was united in marriage to Julia Runyon on Feb. 9, 1946, and to this union two daughters were born...
Larry G. Harris (07/28/14)
Larry G. Harris, 71, of Woodbridge, Va., formerly of Fisk, Mo., passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, after cancer treatment. He was born in Piggott, on May 15, 1943, to Edward Eugene Harris and Dortha (Ward) Harris Allen, who preceded him in death...
Paul Richard Wright (07/28/14)
Paul Richard Wright, 85, passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014, at the Piggott Community Hospital. Paul was born August 13, 1928, in Piggott, Ark., and was the son of the late Herbert Leslie and Ettie (Allman) Wright. He lived his whole life in the Piggott and St. Francis communities...
Thomas Lloyd Hollis (07/22/14)
Thomas Lloyd Hollis, 79, of Bartlett, Tenn., died June 21, 2014, following a short illness. He was the oldest son of the late Ben and Mary (Lewis) Hollis, of Rector. He was a graduate of Greenway High School and served honorably in the United State Air Force from 1956 to 1960. He moved to Memphis, where he was a weather service specialist for the National Weather Service, until he retired after 30-plus years of service...
Darrell Speer (07/22/14)
Darrell Speer, 64, of Rector, passed from this life on July 15, 2014. He was born to the late Oscar and Versie (Jetton) Speer in Rector, Arkansas on September 14, 1949. Darrell enjoyed life to the fullest. He spent his time serving our country in the war, farming, doing carpenter work, fishing and hunting, but the most important to him was being with his family, especially his grandchildren...
James E. Daugherty (07/22/14)
James E. Daugherty, 63, of Kennett, Mo., passed away July 15, 2014. He was born on January 10, 1951, in Kennett, to the late Albert and Elsie (Macalester) Daugherty. He was united in marriage to Gail Blake on Aug. 2, 1990. He served as a law enforcement officer for over 20 years...
Max Eric Benson (07/22/14)
Max Benson was born Jan. 17, 1934, and passed away after suffering a heart attack in Titusville, Fla. on July 12, 2014. He leaves behind his wife of 55 years, Theda (O'Neal) Benson; sons, Phillip Benson of the home and Scott Benson of Seattle, Wash.; daughter, Lisa (Shaun) Neff of Jacksonville, Fla.; two grandsons, Samuel and Jared Neff of Jacksonville, Fla.; a sister, Nell Koehler of Jonesboro; a brother, Bill (Betty) Benson of Rector; nephews, Bart (Kat) Benson of Marion, Brad Benson of Rector and Bruce (LaVonda) Benson of Paragould and nieces, Chelsea (Michael) Gossett and Breanna and Madison Benson, all of Paragould.. ...
Donna J. McGovern (07/16/14)
Donna J. Calvin McGovern of Montrose, Colo., age 80, passed away July 5, 2014, in Montrose, Colo. Donna was born on July 27, 1933, to Everett and Blanche Calvin in the state of Missouri. Donna is survived by one son, Michael S. Underwood and his wife, Eileen Underwood, of Ouray, Colo.; one brother, C. ...
Ray South (07/16/14)
Ray South, 88, passed away Monday, July 14, 2014 in North Little Rock. He was born August 14, 1925 in Lake City to the late Ed and Willa South. Mr. South served his country proudly in the United States Air Forces. He graduated from Arkansas State University and worked for the Department of Agriculture as a soil conservationist in Northeast Arkansas. ...
Darrell Phillip Speer (07/16/14)
Darrell Speer, 64, of Rector, passed from this life on July 15, 2014. He was born to the late Oscar and Versie (Jetton) Speer in Rector, Arkansas on September 14, 1949. Darrell enjoyed life to the fullest. He spent his time serving our country in the war, farming, doing carpenter work, fishing and hunting, but the most important to him was being with his family, especially his grandchildren...
David Mark Ozier (07/10/14)
David Mark Ozier, of Springdale, passed away on Sunday, July 6, 2014, at UAMS in Little Rock. Mark is survived by his wife, Lisa, his two children, Olivia and Ben, all of the home; his parents, David and Glenda Ozier, of Jonesboro, and many friends and relatives. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lon and Mattie Ozier of Piggott and Charles and Zita Wilson of Brownsville, Tenn. along with his twin sisters, Kathy and Karen...
Kathleen Pillow Seal (07/07/14)
Kathleen Pillow Seal, 93, a resident of Piggott, died Friday, July 4, 2014 in Piggott, Ark. She and her twin sister, Magleen, were born August 25 1920, in Pollard, Ark., to the late Rev. Sam and Nora Pillow. She devoted her life to her family and home. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Piggott...
Bobby Roger Haywood (07/05/14)
Bobby Roger Haywood, 70, of McDougal, Ark., passed away July 2, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He was born on June 3, 1944, in Crockett, Ark., and was the son of the late Henry and Izalia (Rogers) Haywood. He was united in marriage to Diane Shepherd on Sept. 4, 1965, and to this union a son, Steven Haywood, was born...
Dr. Owen H. Clopton (07/03/14)
Dr. Owen H. Clopton, 81, of Jonesboro, died Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at St Bernard's Regional Medical Center after a brief illness. Dr. Clopton was born February 19, 1933, in Marmaduke, Ark., to Olinda (Miller) Clopton and Dr. Owen Hobson Clopton, Sr. ...
Celebrity Obituaries
  • John Fasano
    John Fasano was a film director, producer, and screenwriter. His films include Rock ‘n’ Roll Nightmare, Black Roses, and The Jitters. He also co-rote Another 48 Hours.
  • James Garner
    James Garner was an actor best known for roles on the TV shows Maverick and The Rockford Files. He also appeared in over 50 films, including The Great Escape, Victor Victoria, and The Notebook, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award.
  • Skye McCole Bartusiak
    Skye McCole Bartusiak was an actress best known for roles in The Patriot and Don’t Say a Word. She also appeared in Beyond the Prairie: The True Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder, Boogeyman, and Kill Your Darlings.
  • Nadine Gordimer
    Nadine Gordimer was a South African writer and activist whose works took on racially-charged themes, especially apartheid in her home country. Her famous novels include 1974′s The Conservationist, 1979′s Burger’s Daughter, 1981′s July’s People, and 1987′s A Sport of Nature. She also wrote numerous collections of short fiction and essays. Gordimer received the Nobel Prize [...]
  • Johnny Winter
    Johnny Winter (real name: John Dawson Winter III) was a blues guitarist, singer, and producer. He produced three Grammy-award-winning albums for Muddy Waters, and recorded several Grammy-nominated albums of his own. He was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame in 1988.
  • Tommy Ramone
    Tommy Ramone (real name Thomas Erdelyi) was the original drummer for The Ramones He played with the band through its first four albums.
  • Lorin Maazel
    Lorin Maazel was a conductor, violinist, and composer. He was music director of the Cleveland Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic.
  • Walter Dean Myers
    Walter Dean Myers was an author of children’s and young adult books with over a hundred of them to his name. Among his most well-known are Fallen Angels, Sunrise Over Fallujah, and Monster.
  • Bob Hastings
    Bob Hastings was an actor who appeared in films, on television, and on radio. Including voice acting (which he did a lot of), Hastings has over 150 acting credits to his name. He’s probably best known, however, for his portrayal of Lt. Elroy Carpenter on McHale’s Navy.
  • Meshach Taylor
    Meshach Taylor was an actor known for his role as Anthony Bouvier on Designing Women and Hollywood in the film Mannequin. He was also on the show Dave’s World.