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Bernice (Cooper) Ward (04/18/14)
Bernice Ward nee Cooper, 93, was born November 11, 1920 and passed away April 17, 2014 in Troy, Mo. She is survived by three sons, Larry (Frances) Ward, Donald (Debbie) Ward and Woody (Brenda) Ward; three daughters, Brenda (Richard) Bruns, Teri (Kenny) Willerding and Barbara Persons; a daughter-in-law, Pat Ward; a brother, Paul (Betty) Cooper; 16 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren...
Raymond Ellise Hood (04/16/14)
Raymond Ellise Hood, 71 of Rector, passed from this life on Thursday April 10, 2014, at the St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born on August 3, 1942, in Bowling Green, Ky. to William Doc Hood and Mammie (Baskeville) Hood. Raymond was of the General Baptist belief, and worked as a truck driver. He loved fishing and spending time with family and friends...
Grace Bristol (04/16/14)
Grace Bristol, 101 of Chandler, Ariz., passed away peacefully on April 12, 2014. Grace was born in Piggott on August 2, 1912, to Ira W. and Cora Harlan. She was predeceased by her husband of 64 years, Harry Mason Bristol and her son, Harry Mason Bristol II...
Thomas Vernon Morgan (04/10/14)
Vernon Morgan, 74, passed away April 10, 2014. He was born July 3, 1939 to the late James and Nellie Morgan in Pocahontas. Vernon was married to his loving wife, Wilma, for fifty years. He is preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, James Thomas Morgan and step-mom, Lora (Horsman) Morgan...
Cordie Mae Seal (04/09/14)
Cordie Mae Seal, 77 of Piggott, passed from this life to be with her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at the General Baptist Nursing Home in Piggott. She was born on February 17, 1937, in Rector to the late Clyde and Florence Opal (Farthing) Rogers. Cordie was an active member of the Rector First General Baptist Church where she served faithfully until her health would not allow her to do so. In her spare time, she enjoyed sewing, and spending time with family and friends...
Phillip Lovett (04/09/14)
Phillip Lovett, 67, of Piggott, Ark., passed away April 3, 2014, at his home. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday April 12, 2014, at Hoggard and Sons Chapel in Piggott, Ark., with Kim Bridges officiating. Burial will be in Piggott Cemetery. Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home of Piggott, Ark., is in charge of the arrangements. A memorial visitation will be held beginning an hour before service time...
Ella Geneiva Leird (04/09/14)
Ella Geneiva Leird, 83, of Malden, Mo., passed away April 6, 2014, at the Southeast Health Center of Stoddard County in Dexter, Mo. She was born on August 29, 1930, near Piggott, Ark., and was the daughter of the late Oscar Wiley and Erma Elizabeth (Fry) Green...
Jerry Dean "Pee Wee" Molencupp (04/07/14)
Jerry Dean (Pee Wee) Molencupp, 64, passed away Friday, April 4, 2014 with his loving family by his side. He was born January 29, 1950 to the late Clead and Inell Molencupp in Pocahontas. Pee Wee was an avid fan of the Cardinals and the Razorbacks, he also loved to read, watch television and enjoyed his friends and family...
C.O. Evans (04/05/14)
Charles Owen "C.O." Evans, 86, of Campbell, Mo., passed away Thursday, April 2, 2014, at the General Baptist Nursing Home in Piggott, Ark. He was born on November 9, 1927, in Mounds, Ark., and was the son of the late Charlie and Myrtle (Rodgers) Evans...
Viola Joy (Ward) Jones (04/05/14)
Viola Joy (Ward) Jones, 91, of Piggott, Ark., passed away on April 1, 2014, at the Westwood Hills Health and Rehab Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo. She was born February 22, 1923, to Charlie and Lydia Hazel (Totten) Ward. She was joined in marriage to Earl Robert Jones and to this union two children were born - Dianna J. (Jones) Prueitt and Roger G. Jones...
Tony Ray Holman (04/01/14)
Tony Holman, 56 a lifetime resident of Rector passed from this life on Tuesday April 1, 2014, at the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. He was born June 3, 1957, to Harold and Nila (Gregery) Holman in Kennett, Missouri. Tony was a member of the Church of Christ in Rector. ...
Jack Turner (04/01/14)
Jack Turner, 88, passed away Saturday, March 29, 2014. Beloved husband of Evelyn (nee Dees) (Payne) Turner and the late Madolyn Turner. Dear father of Debra (James) Leahy and Gary Turner, step-father of Linda (Gary) Immekus, Charles Payne, Jimmy Payne, and the late Kevin Payne. Dear grandfather of Vicki, Michael (Mandi), Luke and Grace, great-grandfather of Hunter and Olivia. Dear step-grandfather and step-great-grandfather. Dear brother, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend of many others...
Peggy Ellen (Wilson) Williams (04/01/14)
Peggy Ellen Wilson Williams, 78, of Springfield, Mo., formerly of Piggott, Ark., passed away March 27, 2014, at the James River Care and Rehabilitation Facility in Springfield, Mo. She was born on October 1, 1935, in Greenbrier, Ark., and she was the daughter of the late Ben and Effie (Hartwick) Little...
Dr. John Edgar Haas, III (04/01/14)
Dr. Edgar John Haas, III, age 69, of Carriere, Miss. passed away Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at Mississippi State Veterans Home. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Dr. Haas was a former resident of Anchorage, Alaska where he lived and taught many years...
Chad H. Carmack (03/27/14)
Chad H. Carmack, 34, of Piggott, Ark., passed away March 15, 2014. He was born on July 28, 1979, in Warren, Mich. He was preceded in death by his mother, Cynthia Swanson and two brothers, Daryl Carmack and Warren Bell. He is survived by his wife, Maria Carmack; his sons, Christian, Gage and Hayden; a daughter, Hailey; his father, Kenneth Carmack, three sisters, Elizabeth Carmack, Marilyn Carmack and Kimberlee Carmack; three brothers, Wayland Carmack, Garett Bell and Dale Scott along with many nieces, nephews, family and friends.. ...
Opal Cosey (03/24/14)
Opal Cosey, 92, passed away March 23, 2014, at Estabrooks Havencrest in White Lake, Mich., after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease. She was born on October 4, 1921, in Carryville, Ark., and was the daughter of the late George and Eva (Hampton) Tanner...
Celebrity Obituaries
  • Rubin “Hurricane” Carter
    Rubin “Hurricane” Carter was a boxer, who was wrongly convicted of murder, and spent nearly 20 years in prison before being freed.
  • Cheo Feliciano
    Cheo Feliciano, born José Luis Feliciano Vega, was a Puerto Rican musician best known for composing and performing salsa and bolero music. His lengthy career produced several hits in his genre, and he produced two-dozen albums from 1971 to 2012. In 2008, he won a Latin Grammy Award for excellence in music.
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez was a Nobel Prize-winning author. He wrote One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera.
  • Otto Petersen
    Otto Petersen was a ventriloquist known for his act Otto & George (George Dudley being his dummy). He began performing in the 70s in New York. He eventually made appearances on the Late Show with David Letterman, The Howard Stern Show, Penn & Teller’s Sin City Spectacular & Bullshit!, and Showtime’s Full Frontal Comedy. Petersen [...]
  • Sue Townsend
    Sue Townsend was an English writer who is best known for creating the character Adrian Mole, a teenager whose story she told through a series of pieces written in the form of a diary. The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole was later turned into a television series. Townsend was also a successful novelist, playwright, and [...]
  • Peaches Geldof
    Peaches Geldof was a journalist, television personality and model. She was the daughter of Bob Geldof.
  • Mickey Rooney
    Mickey Rooney (born Joseph Yule, Jr.) was an American actor and funnyman, with a career that spanned an incredible nine decades. Rooney’s time in the spotlight began in the early 1920s, and Rooney was one of the last remaining actors with ties to the silent film era. Apart from being one of the most prolific [...]
  • John Pinette
    John Pinette was a stand-up comedian and actor. He appeared in two Revenge of the Nerds films, as well as the Seinfeld series finale and various other movies.
  • Dane Witherspoon
    Dane Witherspoon was an actor known for his role on daytime soap opera Santa Barbara. He also appeared on Capitol. He was briefly married to Robin Wright in the 80s.
  • Frankie Knuckles
    Frankie Knuckles was known as the “Godfather of House Music.” He brought house music to Chicago in the 1980s and was considered to be the most influential person of the genre. As a DJ, producer, and remixer, Knuckles (born Francis Nicholls) was inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame in 2005.