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Woodrow Wilson Lowe (04/28/15)
Woodrow Wilson Lowe, 88, of Piggott, Ark., passed away Monday, April 27, 2015, at the Memphis VA Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn. He was born on February 15, 1927, in Pollard, Ark., and was the son of the late T. L. and Nettie Florence (Swaggart) Lowe...
Twila Mae Causey (04/27/15)
Twila Mae Causey, age 81, passed away Sunday, April 26, 2015 at St Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born in Pollard, Ark., on May 18, 1933, to Willis and Pearl (Byrd) Johnson. On June 1, 1952, she married Donald Causey in Piggott, Ark. ...
Herschel J. Underwood (04/27/15)
Herschel J. Underwood, November 6, 1919 to April 22, 2015, was born in Piggott, Ark., the son of Jimmy and Ethel (Cox) Underwood. Mr. Underwood joined the Civilian Conservation Corps after graduation from Piggott High School in 1939, and then joined the Army Air Corps in 1941. He served in England, Italy and France during and immediately after World War II...
Willow Dean Wheeler (04/27/15)
Willow Dean Wheeler, 84, of Paragould, formerly of Rector passed from this life to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday April 25, 2015, at Greene Acres Nursing Home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on June 5, 1930, in Rector, to the late Orville Lawrence and Dora (Gore) Lawrence Beckner. ...
Carolyn Rosella Burris (04/27/15)
Carolyn Rosella Burris, 76, of Piggott, Ark., passed away, April 24, 2015, at the Piggott Community Hospital. She was born in Greenway, Ark., on February 18, 1939, and was the daughter of the late Emil and Edith (Book) Simpson. She was united in marriage to Donald Burris on March 28, 1958, and to this union three children were born...
Rebecca Lynn Whittley (04/27/15)
Rebecca Lynn Whittley, 32, of Piggott passed away April 23, 2015 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. She was born on December 29, 1982 at Fort Hood, Texas. She attended the Piggott schools and was a 2001 graduate of Piggott High School. She was a proud member of the Piggott High School Lady Mohawks Basketball team. She received the "1000 Point Basketball" versus Brookland, Arkansas on December 28, 2000, an accomplishment of which she was very proud...
Jimmie Charles Curtis (04/16/15)
Jimmie Curtis, 77 of Rector passed away April 15, 2015 at The Med in Memphis,Tennessee. He was born to Auta (Ike) and Mary (Bookout) Curtis on September 5, 1937. He was retired from Darling and had worked there for 30 years. He was preceded in death by his father: Ike Curtis and a son: Kevin Curtis...
Richard "Ricky" Lynn McDowell (04/13/15)
Richard "Ricky" Lynn McDowell, 59, of Marmaduke, passed from this life on Sunday April 12, 2015, at his residence. He was born on November 13, 1955, in Gideon, Mo., to the late Gerald and Geraldine (Rutledge) McDowell. Ricky enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren at the farm. ...
Alma Louise English (04/13/15)
Alma Louise English, age 86, of Barnhart, Mo., passed away Sunday April 5, 2015 at her home. She was born November 21, 1928 in Piggott, Ark., the daughter of the late Dovie (nee Krick) and Eddie Scheffler. She is survived by her husband, James Robert English; her sons, Bobby English of Barnhart and David (Donna) English of Barnhart; a brother, Everett (the late Carlene) Scheffler of Festus, Mo.; a sister Lucille (Rex) Cate of Piggott, Ark.; her grandchildren, Crystal Louise (James Ricky, Jr.) Rorie of Bolivar, Mo., Breann (Christopher) Landis stationed in Japan, Katie (Tyler) Davis of Barnhart, Alexis English of Jadwin, Mo. ...
Judy Marie (Mote) Wilson (04/13/15)
Judy Marie (Mote) Wilson, 69, of Rector, passed from this life on April 10, 2015, at the NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. She was born on December 7, 1945, in Conway, to the late Kenneth and Mary Lee (Carr) Lovelady. She was raised in Damascus, Ark., until the age of 12 by her grandparents, Bill and Sarah Lovelady. ...
Daisy Robinson (04/10/15)
Daisy Robinson, 93, of McDougal, Ark., passed away Thursday, April 9, 2015, at the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould, Ark. She was born on March 17, 1922, near Naylor, Mo., and was the daughter of the late Jess and Alice (Campbell) Rigdon...
Charla Denise Weber (04/08/15)
Charla Denise Weber, 48, of Rector, passed from this life on Thursday April 2, 2015, at her residence. She was born on January 15, 1967, in Paragould to Dennis and the late Joann (Beaton) Weber. She was of the Baptist faith and was an avid athlete, playing for Rector High School and later going on to Southern Baptist College and Lyon College where she received both an Associate's and Master's degree...
Dois Marie Shipley (04/07/15)
Dois Marie Shipley, 80, passed away Sunday, April 5, 2015, in Jonesboro. She was born October 13, 1934 in Boydsville, Arkansas. Mrs. Shipley was a caretaker for individuals and a member of Cornerstone United Methodist Church, Jonesboro. Survivors include one son, Ron (Jill) Shipley of Jonesboro; three brothers, Lois Kirklin of Kennett, Melvin (LaNell) Kirklin of Paragould and Don (Jo Ann) Kirklin of Rector, and one sister, Wanda Camp of Jonesboro. ...
LaVerne Carman (04/07/15)
LaVerne Carman, 91, of Piggott, passed from this life on April 6, 2015, at the General Baptist Nursing Home. She was born January 27, 1924, to the late Charles and Mary (Foster) Gauf. She enjoyed raising a garden, her handwork of all kinds and cooking for her family...
James "Jim" Metz (04/07/15)
James "Jim" Travillion Metz, 66, of Madison, Miss., formerly of Piggott, Ark., passed away Friday, April 3, 2015, in Vicksburg, Miss. He was born on January 26, 1949, in Piggott, Ark., and was the son of James Metz and Audine (Bearden) Smart. He was preceded in death by his mother, Audine Smart, and wife, Willie Jo Metz...
Jessica Kay Stallcup (04/02/15)
Jessica Kay Stallcup, 43, of Rector, died Monday, March 30, 2015, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett, Mo. Jessica was a resident of NHC Healthcare of Kennett, where she had happily resided for a year. Jessica was born June 6, 1971, in Paragould, Ark., to Wes and Ann Stallcup of Rector. ...
Gerald Underwood (04/02/15)
Gerald Underwood, 93, of Palm Bay, Fla. passed away on March 31, 2015. He was born in Piggott, Ark. to Jimmy and Ethel (Cox) Underwood and was the fourth of 10 children. He married Janet Still of Detroit, Mich. in 1950. He attended Piggott schools, played on the Mohawk football team and graduated in the class of 1940. ...
Dillon McNew (03/31/15)
Dillon McNew, 21, of Piggott, Ark., passed away Saturday, March 28, 2015, at UAMS in Little Rock, Ark., the result of a tragic tractor accident. He was born on March 30, 1993, in Poplar Bluff, Mo. Dillon enjoyed playing football for the Piggott Mohawks and loved hunting fishing and all the good things of life, but above all, he loved his family and friends...
Evelyn Lorene Simpson (03/30/15)
Evelyn Lorene Simpson, 93, of Piggott, Ark., passed away March 30, 2015, at the Piggott Community Hospital. She was born June 15, 1921, to the late Jeff and Ruby (Bradberry) Morris. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Doyne Simpson and a sister, Claudine Ginsburg...
Peggy Scheffler (03/30/15)
Peggy Scheffler, 74, of Piggott, Ark., passed away Thursday, March 26, 2015, at Piggott Community Hospital in Piggott.. She was born on October 28, 1940, in Clay County, Ark., and was the daughter of the late Dee and Effie (Keller) Bland. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Sterling Bland...
June Ella Thompson (03/30/15)
June Ella (Haywood) Thompson was born June 21, 1932, to Herbert and Neatie (Edwards) Haywood. June passed away Thursday, March 26, 2015, at her home, surrounded by her family. On Feb. 3, 1951, June was married to Edward Thompson and to this union five children were born, Debra, Martie, Anthony, Tamara and Kyle Ray...
Sherman Dean Steward (03/30/15)
Sherman Dean Steward, 78, of Campbell, Missouri, passed away Thursday, March 25, 2015, at the NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was born on March 5, 1937, in Holcomb, Missouri, and was the son of the late Herman and Dimple Lennie Hicks Steward...
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  • Percy Sledge
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