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Claude Alan Conner (07/26/16)
Claude Alan Conner, 68, of Fairdealing, Mo., passed away on July 23, 2016, at the John J. Pershing V.A. Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Mo. He was born on May 16, 1948, at Qulin, Mo., to Elmer George Conner and Jamima (Winingnear) Conner. On Aug. 6, 1969, in Qulin, Mo., he married Maxine Bell, and she survives...
Etta Mae "Kay" Stockman (07/25/16)
Etta Mae "Kay" Stockman, 73, of St. Francis, Ark., passed away on Thursday, July 21, 2016, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo. Ms. Stockman, daughter of Thomas and Bertha (Thacker) Osborn, was born on Wednesday, December 9, 1942, in Campbell, Mo...
Calvin Edward Blasingame (07/25/16)
Calvin Edward Blasingame, 66, of Stephenville, Tex., passed away Thursday, July 21, 2016. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 25, at Stephenville Funeral Home with burial to follow at Erath County Gardens of Memory. Visitation was held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 24, at Stephenville Funeral Home...
Gary Wayne Maltbie (07/21/16)
Gary Wayne Maltbie, 68, of Powhatan, Ark., left us on Sunday, July 17, 2016. Gary shared his blessed talents as a genius mechanic, iron worker and creative builder. He served his country with distinction during the Vietnam War, earning two Bronze Stars and two Purple Hearts...
Camille Brewer Boyce (07/19/16)
Camille Brewer Boyce, 95, passed away, peacefully in her home, on Friday morning, July 15, 2016, in Rancho Bernardo, Calif. She was born December 18, 1920, in Rector, Ark., to John Henry and Hattie Mae Stein Brewer. John Brewer owned Brewer Lumber Company. Camille grew up in Rector, and graduated from Rector High School in 1938. She attended nursing school at Southern Baptist Hospital, New Orleans, La., where she earned a degree as a Registered Nurse. She worked as an operating room nurse...
Melvin William Holifield (07/18/16)
Melvin William Holifield, 96, of Pollard, Ark., passed away July 17, 2016, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice Center in Jonesboro, Ark. He was born May 30, 1920, in Pollard, to the late James and Carrie Holifield, and was united in marriage to Alma Crews on Oct. 7, 1939...
Martin "Marty" Raymond Hughes (07/16/16)
Martin "Marty" Raymond Hughes, of Campbell, Mo., left this world and rests in God's care, on Wednesday, July 13, 2016. He was preceded in death by his father, Donald R. Hughes of Campbell; his grandparents, Martin and Hettie Hughes and Curt and Gladys Daffron all of St. Francis, Ark.; three aunts; four uncles; and one cousin from both the Hughes and Daffron Families...
Mary Lou Rogers (07/15/16)
Mary Lou Rogers, 75 of Greenway, Ark., passed from this life on July 14, 2016, at her residence. She was born on April 19, 1941, in Dyess, Ark., to the late Earl and Fanny (Turner) Erwin. Mary was a school bus driver and loved spending time with her family and friends in her spare time...
Patsy Lee Taylor McCoy (07/13/16)
Patsy Lee Taylor McCoy, 67, of Greene County, Ark., passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at her home. She was born on October 8, 1948, in Nimmons, Ark., and was the daughter of the late James F. and Lucille (Barrett) Taylor. She was united in marriage to John D. McCoy on July 16, 1966, and to this union two children, John and Lisa, were born...
Sharon Kaye Whitten (07/11/16)
Sharon Kaye Whitten, 51, of Piggott, Ark., passed away on July 5, 2016, at the Piggott Community Hospital in Piggott. She was born on February 10, 1965, in Modesto, Calif., and was the daughter of the late Wesley Ray and Joyce Marie (Douglass) Hartgroves...
Lavern "Mac" Manchester (07/01/16)
Lavern "Mac" Manchester, aged 92, of Rector, Ark., passed from this life on June 29, 2016, at the Phil and Flo Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Ark. "Mac" as he was known by all who knew him, was born June 13, 1924, in Leonard, Ark., to the late H.M. Manchester and Clara (Pounds) Manchester. Mac was a lifelong and devoted citizen of Rector...
Ivelisse de la Funete (06/30/16)
Ivelisse de la Fuente, 6 month old princess of Lyric Martinez and Benjamin de la Fuente, gained her angel wings on Sunday June 26, 2016. She was born on December 29, 2015, in Poplar Bluff, Mo. She was preceded in death by her Great- Great Grandparents, Otis and Arlene Merideth and her Great-Uncle, Brandon Merideth, of Rector...
Anna Louise Thompson (06/28/16)
Anna Louise Thompson, 91, of Byhalia, Miss., formerly of Rector, passed away Sunday, June 26, 2016, at Olive Branch Methodist Hospital after bravely battling five years of Dementia/Alzheimer Disease. Louise was born August 28, 1924, and raised here. ...
Roma Sue Bullinger (06/27/16)
Roma Sue Bullinger, 76, of Rector, Ark., formerly of Marmaduke, passed from this life on Friday June 24, 2016, at her residence. She was born on May 18, 1940, in Marmaduke, to the late Samuel Luther and Nola Mae (Harvey) Walls. Roma was preceded in death by her son, Dan Walls; a step-son, David Bullinger; three step- grandchildren and two brothers, Luther Walls and Charles Walls...
Celebrity Obituaries
  • Steve Julian
    Steve Julian was a radio personality, who hosted Morning edition for NPR affiliate KPCC in Pasadena beginning in 2000. He was on the air from 5AM to 10Am each weekday. Prior to this job, he spent five years as a traffic reporter for Airwatch America in Santa Ana, California.
  • Prince
    Prince Rogers Nelson, better known as simply Prince (or at one point “The Artist Formerly Known as Prince” or an unpronounceable symbol), was a singer, songwriter, musician, and actor. He was a huge, iconic pop sensation with an impressive career spanning from the mid-seventies through 2016 when he met his untimely demise. His music was […]
  • Chyna
    Chyna (born Joan Marie Laurer) was a professional wrestler as well as an actress/adult film star, model, and bodybuilder. She was most known for her wrestling career having rose to fame in the WWF. She was the first woman to participate in the Royal Rumble and King of the Ring events. She was also the […]
  • Doris Roberts
    Doris Roberts as an actress best known for her role as Ray’s mom on the popular sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, which ran from 1996 to 2005. She won five Emmy awards and a Screen Actors Guild award. Her acting career, which spanned across film, television, and stage, began in 1951. She received an honorary doctorate […]
  • Ronit Elkabetz
    Ronit Elkabetz was an Israeli actress and filmmaker, who worked in both Israeli and French movies. She won three Ophir Awards and seven nominations. She was also President of the Jury for the International Critics’ Week section of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. Her filmography spanning 1990 – 2016includes: The Appointed, Eddie King, Sh’Chur, Tzalaket, […]
  • Arnold Wesker
    Arnold Wesker was a British writer known most for his plays (of which he wrote 50). He also wrote four volumes of short stories, two volumes of essays, a book on journalism, a children’s book, journalistic articles, poetry, and more. Weskers works include: The Kitchen, Chicken Soup with Barley, Roots, I’m Talking about Jerusalem, Menace, […]
  • David Gest
    David Gest was a producer and television personality. He is known as a long-time friend of Michael Jackson and for producing “Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration: The Solo Years,” which is recognized as the highest rated musical television special in history. It debuted in 2001. Gest also appeared on British reality show “I’m a Celebrity…Get […]
  • Leon Haywood
    Leon Haywood was a funk and soul singer/songwriter as well as a record producer. He is responsible for the 1975 hit song “I Want’a Do Something Freaky To You,” which would go on to be sampled in an even bigger hit. The song’s musical structure is the basis for Dr. Dre’s “Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ […]
  • Frank De Felitta
    Frank De Felitta was an author best known for novels Audrey Rose and The Entity, both of which were adapted as horror movies. His other books included Oktoberfest, Sea Trial, Golgotha Falls, Funeral March, and L’Opera Italiano. He was also a producer and director. He won Emmy nominations for his documentaries, a Peabody Award and […]
  • Merle Haggard
    Merle Haggard was a country singer/songwriter, guitarist, and fiddler. He was part of the “outlaw country” movement and had 38 number one hits. He also won numerous awards including the Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance, Male for That’s the Way Love Goes in 1984; Best Country Collaboration with Vocals for “Same Old Train” in […]