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William "Pete" B. Garner (08/26/14)
William (Pete) B. Garner, 74, was called to Heaven on August 18, 2014. He was born on December 18, 1939, in Greenway, Ark., where he lived until the age of 20. He married Nellie Simmons on Dec. 10, 1960, in St. Louis, Mo. They were married for 54 years and spent 20 of those years living in Alhambra, Ill. ...
Harry C. Niewald, Jr. (08/26/14)
Harry C. Niewald, Jr., 63 of St. Francis, Ark., passed away Sunday, August 24, 2014, at the White River Medical Center in Searcy, Ark. He was born on March 19, 1951 in Piggott, Ark. He was the son of Harry Sr. and Audie Niewald. His mother, Audie Niewald, preceded him in death...
Chester Paul Crawford, Sr. (08/25/14)
Chester Paul Crawford, Sr., 72, of Rector, died Sunday, August 24, 2014, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Mr. Crawford retired from Emerson Electric in Kennett and was of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed working on old cars. Survivors include two sons, Chester Paul Crawford, Jr. ...
Rebecca Sue "Suzie" Johnson (08/22/14)
Rebecca Sue "Suzie" Johnson, 56, of Piggott, Ark., passed away on August 21, 2014, at her home in Pollard, Ark. Sue was born on October 12, 1957, in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. She became a Christian at the age of 12. She served as choir leader, Sunday School teacher, youth leader and piano player at Trailers General Baptist Church at Pollard, Ark...
Tim Lee Fair (08/19/14)
Tim Lee Fair, 60, of Piggott, Ark., passed away August 16, 2014, at the St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. He was born on March 8, 1954, in Piggott, Ark., and was the son of the late Calvin "Cotton" and Ruby (Meade) Fair. He was united in marriage to Sharon Scott on March 4, 1972, and to this union two sons were born...
Norman F. Steward (08/18/14)
Norman F. Steward, 94, of Piggott, Ark., passed away August 14, 2014, at NHC Nursing Facility in Kennett, Mo. He was born on September 24, 1919, in Guy, Ark., and was the son of the late James Elmer and Cora Ann (Hooper) Steward. He was united in marriage to Marietta Bell Meyers on June 4, 1998...
Michael Eugene Predeau (08/18/14)
Michael Eugene Predeau, 67, of Pollard, Ark., passed away Friday, August 15, 2014, at the St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. He was born on August 26, 1946, in Piggott, Ark., and was the son of the late William and Ruby (Parker) Predeau...
Gail Daugherty (08/13/14)
Gail Daugherty, 62, of Kennett, Mo., passed away Tuesday, August 5, 2014, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. She was born on May 17, 1952, and was the daughter of the late Sam and Alma Louise (Crow) Blake. She was united in marriage to James Daugherty on Aug. 2, 1990. He preceded her in death on July 15, 2014...
Eric Wade Haywood (08/13/14)
Eric Wade Haywood, 51, passed away Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at St Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Eric was born April 3, 1963, in Piggott, to Leroy and Geraldine Haywood. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Herbert and Neatie Haywood and Ollie and Letha Hosea...
Mary Monedith Simpson (08/11/14)
Mary Monedith Simpson, 93, passed away August 6, 2014, at the General Baptist Nursing Home in Campbell, Mo. She was born in Piggott, Ark., on March 26, 1921, and was the daughter of the late Albert E. and Hallie (McGehee) Stallings. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Clyde 'Poker' Stallings, Sherril Stallings, Gene Stallings and Lester Stallings; and her sisters, Freida Underwood, Louise Holcomb, Lucille Stewart and Ruby Martz. ...
Mary Ann Hopkins (08/11/14)
Mary Ann Hopkins, 81, of Piggott, Ark., passed away Thursday, August 7, 2014, at Twin Rivers Medical Center in Kennett, Mo. She was born on June 27, 1933, in Pollard, Ark., and was the daughter of the late Olen and Lola (Forrest) Payne. She was united in marriage to Hal R. Hopkins on Feb. 24, 1951, and to this union four children were born...
Cheil Wilson Cardenas (08/07/14)
Cheil Wilson Cardenas, 44, of Piggott, Ark., passed away August 2, 2014, in a car accident near Clarkton, Mo. He was born in McAllen, Texas, and is the son of Elazadas Cardenas and Gladys (Faye) Smith. He was united in marriage to Dee Ann Rodery on Oct. 18, 2010...
Sarah Elizabeth (Tucker) Zink (08/05/14)
Sarah Elizabeth (Tucker) Zink, 36, of Piggott, Ark., passed away Monday, August 4, 2014. She was born on February 10, 1978, in Kennett, Mo., and is the daughter of Jim and Teresa (Finley) Tucker. She is survived by her son, Jayden Meiguel Tucker; a nephew, Colton John Tucker; her parents, Jim and Teresa Tucker of Piggott, Ark.; a sister, Stephanie Tucker; a brother, David Allen Tucker and many other relatives and friends...
Celebrity Obituaries
  • Jimi Jamison
    Jimi Jamison was an American musician, best known as the frontman of the 80s radio mainstay Survivor. Jamison also co-wrote and performed the theme song for the TV show Baywatch.
  • Stephen Lee
    Stephen Lee was a character actor from New Jersey, who appeared in over 200 television shows over the years, in addition to nearly 40 movies, including Robocop 2, Dolls, and La Bamba.
  • Richard Attenborough
    Richard Attenborough was an English actor, director, and producer whose career spanned seven decades. As a director and producer, Attenborough is best known for the 1982 biopic Gandhi – which won Academy Awards for directer, lead acting, and Best Picture. As an actor, Attenborough had a sizable list of credits, but is best known for [...]
  • Don Pardo
    Don Pardo was a radio and television announcer best known as the guy who said “It’s Saturday Night Live,” and announced the cast on the show for many years. Even after retiring from NBC, he continiued to provide voiceover services for the show. He was a member of the Television Hall of Fame. During his [...]
  • Jay Adams
    Jay Adams was an American skateboarder, though of as one of if not the most influential of all time. He was part of the legendary Z-Boys skating group, and was the subject of the much-acclaimed 2011 documentary Dogtown and Z-Boys and the subsequent dramatization of his story, 2005′s Lords of Dogtown.
  • Edith Flagg
    Edith Flagg was a fashion designer and philanthropist, who was most recently known to appear on the reality television show Million Dollar Listing, advising her grandson, Josh Flagg. She was also a holocaust survivor.
  • Lauren Bacall
    Lauren Bacall was an American film icon who graced many important movies in the “Golden Age” of American cinema. She’s well known for starring alongside Humphrey Bogart in the films To Have and Have Not, The Big Sleep, Dark Passage, and Key Largo. She married Bogart in 1945 and was with him until his death [...]
  • Robin Williams
    Robin Williams really needs no introduction. You know who he is. He was a beloved actor and comedian, who broke out in the late 70s as Mork in Mork & Mindy, then went on to star in a slew of hugely popular films, such as Good Morning, Vietnam, Dead Poets Society, Good Will Hunting, Aladdin, [...]
  • Marilyn Burns
    Marilyn Burns was an American actress best known for her role in the 70s horror classic The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. She also starred in the TV miniseries Helter Skelter, about the Charles Mason trial.
  • Jim Brady
    Jim Brady was an assistant to President Ronald Reagan. He was permanently disabled as a result of the attempted assassination of Reagan, and became a gun control advocate. He is the namesake of the famous Brady Bill.