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Rue Porter Rogers (09/23/16)
Rue Porter Rogers 89, of Piggott, Ark., passed away September 21, 2016, at Unity Hospital in Searcy Ark. He was born on September 22, 1926, on the farm where he grew up and lived in Crockett, Ark., and was the son of the late Lewis Edgar and Bulah (Hill) Rogers...
Beverly Jane Sonney (09/19/16)
Beverly Jane Sonney, 69, of Paragould, Ark., passed away September 19, 2016. She was born October 30, 1946, in Rector, Ark., to Hershel and Emma Elizabeth Wilson. Beverly was a kind, loving, generous person who has been a regular visitor of the nursing homes, sent card to everyone for all occasions, was an excellent cook and a faithful member of Center Hill Church of Christ...
Stanley Keith Cruce (09/19/16)
Stanley Keith Cruce, 70, of Lake City, Ark., and formerly of Knob and Jonesboro, passed from the care of this life on Saturday September 17, 2016, at Lakeside Nursing Center in Lake City. He was born on May 8, 1946, in Lafe, Ark., to the late Lee Roy and Rose Aline (Bowers) Cruce. Keith was an avid golfer, loved to bird hunt and share the gospel with anyone he came into contact with...
Thomas Franklin Olds (09/17/16)
Thomas Franklin Olds, 77, of Silex, Mo., went home to the Lord surrounded by his family on August 5, 2016, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. He was born on May 1, 1939, in Piggott, Ark., to the late O.T. and Edna L. (Sneed) Olds. Thomas married his high school sweetheart, Joyclyn Bricker, on July 12, 1958, in Piggott and to this union three children were born...
Linda Welty (09/15/16)
Linda Welty, 75, of Corning, Ark., passed away September 13, 2016, at home, surrounded by family. Mrs. Welty was born November 24, 1940, in Hickoria, Ark. She was a homemaker and member of Hickoria Missionary Baptist Church. On Jan. 30, 1972, she married Robert Welty. He preceded her in death on February 6, 2016...
Etta Faye Lance (09/15/16)
Etta Faye Lance, 64, of Piggott, Ark., passed from this life Tuesday, September 13, 2016, at Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Ark. Born in Piggott, she was the daughter of the late Burtis and Lydia (Smart) Tate and had been a lifelong local resident. ...
Davey T. Winberry (09/13/16)
Davey Theodore Winberry, Sr., 86, of Piggott, Ark., passed away September 11, 2016. He was born on June 13, 1930, in Flint, Mich., and was the son of the late Cecil K. and Nina (Gibson) Winberry. He was united in marriage to Euvila Mae Seal on June 12, 1949, and they were married for 67 years. To this union five sons and three daughters were born...
Monroe Lee (09/12/16)
Monroe Lee, 91, of Marmaduke, Ark., passed from this life on September 7, 2016, at the Piggott Community Hospital, in Piggott, Ark. He was born October 6, 1924, to the late Fred and Delia (Lipe) Lee, in Marmaduke. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Lee. He is survived by his sons, Pastor Phillip Lee and Pastor Jim Evans, and Doris...
Worelene Parrish (09/12/16)
Worelene (Finley) Parrish, 82, of Jonesboro, Ark., passed away Sunday, September 11, 2016, at St. Elizabeth's Nursing Center. She was born May 25, 1934. Worelene was many things in her life--wife, mother, sister, daughter, florist, shopkeeper, grocer, bookkeeper, factory worker and reluctant cotton chopper and picker. She was a proud graduate of Corning High School, Class of 1952. Mrs. Parrish was a member of Truelight Baptist Church in McDougal, Ark. Her cheerful smile will be remembered...
Larry David Patterson (09/12/16)
Larry David Patterson, 74, of Fagus, Mo., passed away September 10, 2016, at the Piggott Community Hospital, in Piggott, Ark. He was born on November 16, 1941, in Fagus, and was the son of the late Louie Arthur and Donnie (Jones) Patterson. He was united in marriage to Patsy Ann Rice on Aug. 30, 1963...
Ruth Mildred (Crews) Winberley (09/12/16)
Ruth Mildred (Crews) Wimberley, 92, of Rector, Ark., passed away Friday, September 9, 2016, at the National Health Care Facility in Kennett, Mo., surrounded by her family. Ruth (Mema) was born October 23, 1923, at Campbell, Mo., to the late Elbert and Allene (Bucy) Crews. She married the love of her life, Frank Weldin Wimberley, and they shared their lives together for 70 years. They created a life full of love and joy for each other, and their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren...
Katelyn Elizabeth Hampton (09/06/16)
Katelyn Elizabeth Hampton, 17, of Paragould, Ark., passed away on Tuesday, August 30, 2016. She was born on November 19, 1998, in Paragould, Ark., to Kenneth and Debbie Hampton. She was a band member, playing the French Horn and was a section leader. She loved animals, trying new hair styles and makeup, and spending time with family and friends...
Ina Rae (Johnson) Mann (09/06/16)
Ina Rae (Johnson) Mann was born September 4, 1940, in Independence County, Ark., and departed this life September 2, 2016, in Cape Girardeau, Mo. She was the daughter of the late Mollie (Montgomery) Johnson and David Kern Johnson. To mourn her passing she left her husband of 56 years, Adon Mann; a son, Kevin J. ...
Gladys (Smith) Grissom (09/05/16)
Gladys Lenora (Smith) Grissom, 82, of Piggott, Ark., passed away September 3, 2016, at the Piggott Community Hospital, in Piggott. She was born on November 19, 1933, in Mammoth, Mo., and was the daughter of the late James Martin and Veva Marie (Pherigo) Rhamy...
Jacquelyn "Miss Jackie" Pogue (09/04/16)
Jacquelyn Mason Pogue, 84, a longtime resident of Piggott, Ark., died August 30, 2016, in Jonesboro, Ark. She was born December 11, 1931, in Knobel, Ark., the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. C.R. Mason. Mrs. Pogue was a graduate of Knobel High School, where she later worked as school secretary while attending college. ...
Laura Sue Lynn (08/30/16)
Laura (Hughes) Lynn, 67, of Rector, Ark., passed from this life on August 24, 2016, at her residence. She was born July 22, 1949, to Reginald and Louise (Ray) Hughes in Blytheville, Ark. Her entire world was her daughter (Jodie) until the grandkids came along, Hadleigh and Case. They took over then and was dearly loved by their Nanna. She was a caretaker who greatly enjoyed her neighborhood, where they all looked out for each other...
Robert Green (08/29/16)
Robert Green, 60, of Rector, Ark., passed from this life on August 27, 2016, at his residence. He was born May 29, 1956, to the late Mabern and Francis (Rogers) Green in Marmaduke, Ark. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and just being outdoors. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Phillip Green and Roger Green...
Bobby Eugene Williams (08/29/16)
Bobby Eugene Williams passed away at the Senath Nursing Home, in Senath, Mo., on August 27, 2016, at the age of 84. He was born on October 10, 1931, in Rector, Ark., and was the son of the late Louis and Martha(Harmon) Williams of Nimmons, Ark. Bob is survived by one brother, Bill Williams, and his wife Ola, of Blue Eye, Mo.; two sisters, Maretta Minehart of Sulllivan, Mo. ...
Celebrity Obituaries
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  • 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
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  • Arnold Wesker
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  • David Gest
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  • Leon Haywood
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  • Frank De Felitta
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  • 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 […]