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Herman Avery (09/30/14)
Herman Avery, 72, of Piggott, Ark., passed away Monday, September 29, 2014, at his home in Piggott. He was born on April 11, 1942, in Piggott, and was the son of the late Raymond and Elaine (Tinsley) Avery. He was preceded in death by his parents, and one stepson, Loyd Burkman...
Jerry Holifield (09/30/14)
Jerry Holifield, 74, of Piggott, Ark., passed away Wednesday, September 24, 2014, at his home. He was born on October 17, 1939, in Piggott, Ark., and was the son of the late Elmer Phillip and Freda (Johnson) Holifield. His brother, Larry Holifield also preceded him in death...
Larry Ezell (09/29/14)
Larry Ezell, 68 of Piggott, Arkansas passed away Thursday, September 25, 2014, suffering a heart attack while driving a dirt-moving tractor near Victoria, Ark. Larry was able to place the gear in neutral and received immediate CPR from a fellow co-worker, and then EMT personnel, without success...
Ora Mae (Conley) Cagle (09/29/14)
Services for Ora Mae Conley Cagle, 91, of Kilgore, will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in the Chapel of Rader Funeral Home, in Kilgore, with Rev. David Hampton officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home. Ora Mae finished her journey here on earth on September 28, 2014 at Hospice Homeplace of East Texas, in Tyler...
Polly Ann Estes (09/25/14)
Polly Ann Estes, 62, of Rector passed from this life on September 20, 2014, at her residence. She was born December 11, 1951, to Alvin and Lillie (Burdin) Owens in Piggott. She was preceded in death by her father, Alvin Owens; a great-grandchild, Liam Scott and a son-in-law, Fidel Rodriguez...
Herbert Windell Hale (09/23/14)
Herbert Windell Hale, 77 of Rector passed from this life on Wednesday September 17, 2014, at his home. He was born on January 19, 1937, in Hickory, Ark. to the late Herbert William and Versie "Raney" Hale. Herbert was a retired mechanic and loved to spend time fishing and loved his dogs...
Betty Jo Kilbreath (09/23/14)
Betty Jo (Daffron) Kilbreath, 75, of Campbell, Mo., formerly of Michigan, passed away Saturday, September 20, 2014, at the Piggott Community Hospital in Piggott, Ark. She was born on November 11, 1938, in St. Francis, Ark., and was the daughter of the late William Curtis and Gladys (Gunter) Daffron...
Vahleda Madeline Gipson (09/23/14)
Vahleda Madeline Gipson, 91, was born in Greenway, Ark., on January 2, 1923 and died on September 19, 2014 in Oklahoma City, Okla. She was the daughter of Robert and Myrtle (Hasty) Ward. After graduating from Piggott High School in 1941, she married L.T. "Hoot" Gipson and they celebrated 73 years of marriage in May. They were Piggott residents before moving to Jonesboro in 1957 and then to Oklahoma City in 2008...
Alma Mae Blake (09/22/14)
Alma Mae (Sherraden) Blake, 98, of Piggott, Ark., passed away Sunday, September 21, 2014, at the General Baptist Nursing Home in Piggott, Ark. She was born on December 25, 1915, in Piggott, Ark., and was the daughter of the late Charles Albert Holifield and Carrie Vaughn Sherraden Holifield and stepfather, Jim Holifield...
Mildred Kathleen Foster (09/22/14)
Mildred Kathleen (Hunter) Foster departed this life and began her new one with the Lord on September 10, 2014. After a courageous battle with ALS, she passed peacefully surrounded by her family at the Hospice of El Paso, Center for Compassionate Care, in El Paso, Tex...
Jeff F. Loafman (09/22/14)
Jeff F. Loafman, 79, of Piggott, formerly of Campbell, passed away on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at NHC Healthcare in Kennett. Mr. Loafman, son of Jerry Thomas and Opal (Schneider) Loafman, was born on May 31, 1935, in Campbell. He was a farmer...
Joyce Lee Tweedy (09/19/14)
Joyce Lee Tweedy, 76, of Piggott, Ark., left this earth peacefully on September 17, 2014, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. She was born on January 16, 1938, and was the daughter of the late Edgar and Eva Lee McDowell. She was united in marriage to Willard Earl Tweedy on Sept. 23, 1955, and to this union two daughters were born...
Martin Dean Poole (09/18/14)
Martin Dean Poole, 71, of Pocahontas, Ark., passed away September 17, 2014, at St. Vincent's Hospital in Little Rock, Ark. He was born on December 2, 1942, in Washington, D.C., and was the son of the late Ralph Poole and Gaye (Grooms) Poole. He is preceded in death by his parents and two sons, Marty Poole and Danny Poole...
Jackie Wayne Byrd (09/15/14)
Jackie Wayne Byrd, 74, of Piggott, Ark., passed away Monday, September 15, 2014, at the NEA Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. He was born on September 19, 1939, in St. Francis, Ark., and was the son of the late Orba and Lillian (Ward) Byrd. He was united in marriage to Mary (Finley) Moore on May 27, 1982...
Travis Boyd (09/11/14)
Travis Boyd, 70, of Piggott, Ark., was born on July 16, 1944, and was the son of the late Clyde and Ella (Smith) Boyd of Knobel, Ark. Travis went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, September 9, 2014, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Ark...
Dean Ferguson (09/11/14)
Dean Ferguson, 73, of Florissant, Missouri, formerly of Rector, passed from this life on Monday, September 8, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis after a brave battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his loving mother, Myrtle Ferguson, sister, Melba Lanier and an infant child...
Granville L. Cate (09/11/14)
Granville Lafayette Cate was born Dec. 8, 1928, in Clay County, Arkansas and departed this life Sept. 5, 2014, at Piggott Community Hospital at the age of 85. He was the son of the Norris L. Cate and Arietta (Crawford) Cate. In 1954, he was united in marriage to Pat (Kilbreth) Cate. ...
Vivian Mae Baugh (09/11/14)
Mrs. Vivian Mae Baugh, 91, formerly of Redkey, Ind., passed away Friday September 5, 2014, in the company of family members at IU Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie, Ind. Vivian was born in Farmers, Ky. on September 5, 1923, the daughter of the late Charlie Everett and Maudie Lee (Ramey) Smith...
Emma Lou Thompson (09/06/14)
Emma Lou Thompson, 73, of Poplar Bluff, passed away on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Mrs. Thompson, daughter of Elisha and Floye (Dudley) Davis, was born on October 21, 1940 in Pollard, Ark. She was a clerk for the IRS and attended the Memorial Baptist Church in Poplar Bluff...
Johnie Wade Schmidt (09/04/14)
Johnie Wade Schmidt, 68, of Greenway, Ark., passed away Sunday, August 31, 2014. He was born on December 27, 1945, in Paragould, Ark., and was the son of Johnie H. and Betty Jo Thomas Schmidt. He was united in marriage to Linda Bolen on Sept. 25, 1964, and to this union two children were born...
Patsy Diane Poole (09/04/14)
Patsy Diane Poole, 72, of Piggott, Ark., passed away August 29, 2014, at the Piggott Community Hospital in Piggott, Ark. She was born on May 28, 1942, in Piggott, Ark., and was the daughter of the late Hubert and Mary Lee (Neeley) Lyles. She was united in marriage to Geryane Poole on May 28, 1960, and to this union three sons were born...
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