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Obituaries from September 2001

Earline Lawrence (09/26/01)
Earline Lawrence, 81, of Rector, formerly of Campbell, Mo., died Monday, Sept. 24, 2001, at Three Rivers Healthcare-South Campus in Poplar Bluff, Mo. She was born May 6, 1920, in Malden, Mo., the daughter of Nathan A. and Perlie Ellen Barnwell Russom...
LaWanda Lucille Fox (09/12/01)
LaWanda Lucille Fox, 83, of Chester, Ill., died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2001, at St. Ann's Healthcare Center in Chester. She was born Dec. 12, 1916, in Clay County to the late Charles C. and Dora Fife Clements. She was a housewife, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary in Red Bud, Ill., and was of the Methodist faith...
Darius Parrish (09/12/01)
Darius Parrish, 68, of Corning died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2001, at his home. He was born Oct. 28, 1932, the son of the late Porter Street and Ruth Mae Watson Parrish. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Kathy Lynn Parrish; four brothers, Donald K. Parrish, Doyle Milton (Bill) Parrish, Roger Dudley Parrish and Wallace Dale Parrish...
Elizabeth Stewart Schutte (09/19/01)
Elizabeth "Liz" (Stewart) Schutte died suddenly Jan. 1, 2001. She was born Aug. 15, 1954, to the late Charles and Velma Stewart, formerly of Rector. She also was preceded in death by a sister, Jeanette Stewart, and a granddaughter Kaitlyn Marie Lipscomb...
Ruby P. Carroll (09/19/01)
Ruby P. Carroll, 77, of Greene Acres Nursing Home, formerly of Marmaduke, died Friday Sept. 14, 2001, at Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould. She was born October 25, 1923, in England, Arkansas to the late Homer and Mary Rose Campbell. She was a beautician and of the Baptist faith...
Lora Stephens Utley (09/19/01)
Graveside services for 93-year-old Lora Stephens Utley of Big Rapids, Mich., formerly of the Rector area, were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001, at Harvey's Chapel Cemetery near Marmaduke with Rogers-Mohanke Funeral Home of Big Rapids, Mich., in charge of arrangements...
Dwight Jenkins (09/19/01)
Dwight Jenkins, 69, formerly of Rector and Marmaduke, died Friday, Sept.7, 2001, at Southgate, Mich., after a long battle with cancer and other illnesses. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Nell (Whitaker) Jenkins; two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Sue Jenkins of Brighton, Mich., and Dennis and Alice Jenkins of Glennie, Mich., and siblings, Junior (George) Jenkins of Warren, Mich., and Faye Metz of Jackson, Miss...
Essie Gaye Smart (09/19/01)
Essie Gaye Smart, 83, of Piggott died Monday, Sept. 17, 2001, at Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould. She was born Aug. 8, 1918, in Leonard, the daughter of the late Dolph and Rose Clark Grooms. She was a member of the Westside Church of Christ in Piggott. She was a homemaker and worked at Home for the Golden Years in Piggott...
Robert L. Ward (09/19/01)
Robert L. Ward, 78, of Cape Girardeau, Mo., died Sunday Sept. 16, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Feb. 11, 1923, in Rector to the late Robert Lee and Martha Jackson Ward. He was married July 16, 1949, in Piggott to Irma J. Greene...
Lola Marie Yancey (09/26/01)
Lola Marie Yancey, 49, of Dallas City, Ill., died Friday, Sept. 21, at her parents' home. She was born Aug. 18, 1952, in Peoria, Ill., the daughter of Wendell and Betty (Stewart) Oge. She married Doyle Gene Yancey on July 15, 1970, in Peoria. He preceded her in death on Sept. 26, 1997. She also was preceded in death by her mother...
Darlyn Sinkbeil (09/26/01)
Darlyn Sinkbeil, 49, of Oklahoma, a native of Rector, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001, at St. John Hospital in Tulsa, Okla. She was born July 24, 1952, in Rector to Doyne and Susie McDaniel Fowler. She was a graduate of Lamar University and was a certified public accountant (CPA). She retired in 1990 as manager of financial reporting for Occidental Petroleum to be a fulltime wife and take care of her sons...
Dwight Jenkins (09/12/01)
Dwight Jenkins, 69, formerly of Rector and Marmaduke, died Friday, Sept. 7, 2001, at Southgate, Mich., after a long battle with cancer and other illnesses. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Nell (Whitaker) Jenkins, and two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Sue Jenkins of Brighton, Mich., and Dennis and Alice Jenkins of Glennie, Mich...
Sheral Thomas Reed (09/05/01)
Sheral Thomas Reed, 92, of Biggers, a native of Boydsville, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2001, at his home. A retired railroad bridgeman, he was born Jan. 2, 1909, in Boydsville to the late Thomas Arl Reed and Virgie (Huggins) Reed. He was married March 20, 1959, to Hazel Wilcoxson. He was a member of Rock Springs United Methodist Church...
Ellen Javene Liddell (09/05/01)
Ellen Javene Liddell, 69, of Paragould died Friday Aug. 31, 2001, at her home. A retired credit manager of Belk Department Store, she was born March 20, 1932, in Greene County to the late Raymond and Addie McCoy. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Paragould, a former Sunday School teacher and taught kindergarten at the First United Methodist Church...
Inez Catherine Phillips (09/05/01)
Inez Catherine Phillips, 90, of Paragould, a native of Rector, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2001, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. She was born April 2, 1911, in Rector and spent her early childhood years in Rector before the family moved to the Halliday community. ...
Ray E. Brandon (09/05/01)
Ray E. Brandon, 76, of Piggott died Monday, Sept. 3, 2001, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born June 27, 1925, in Greenway, the son of the late Orval and Nannie Irene Black Brandon. He married Dee Peters on June 28, 1946. To this union one daughter was born...
Shirley Jean Blount (09/05/01)
Shirley Jean Blount, 65, of Paragould died Friday, Aug. 31, 2001, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Oct. 18, 1935, she was co-owner of Blount Auto Sales in Paragould and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include three sons, Barry Woodson, Garry Woodson and Michael Woodson, all of Paragould; one stepdaughter, Susan Vaughn of Chicago, Ill.; two stepsons, David Blount of Rector and Phil Blount of Paragould; one brother, Bobby Barnes, and 10 grandchildren...
Carl. S. Duckworth (09/12/01)
Carl. S. Duckworth, 70, of Walnut Ridge died Monday, Sept. 3, 2001, at the Regional Medical in Jonesboro following a sudden illness. He was born Jan. 6, 1931, in Pollard, the son of the late Doc Duckworth and Zelma Grider Duckworth Mayo. He married Helen Marie Fish on July 31, 1953...
Troy Lee Moffitt (09/12/01)
Troy Lee Moffitt, 69 of Fagus, Mo., died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2001, at his home. He was born Feb. 14, 1932, in Pollard, the son of the late John Oscar and Mabel E. Teachnor Moffitt. He married Betty Lou Hartwell on July 14, 1951. To this union three children were born...
Willie Clifton (Bill) Stidham (09/05/01)
Willie Clifton (Bill) Stidham, 74, of Piggott died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2001, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born Feb. 4, 1927, in Patterson, Ark., the son of the late James Marion and Addie Powers Stidham. He married Audrey Broadway on Dec. 30, 1950. To this union three daughters were born...
Ray E. Brandon (09/05/01)
Ray E. Brandon, 76, of Piggott died Monday, Sept. 3, 2001, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born June 27, 1925, in Greenway, the son of the late Orval and Nannie Irene Black Brandon. He married Dee Peters on June 28, 1946. To this union one daughter was born...
Essie Gaye Smart (09/19/01)
Essie Gaye Smart, 83, of Piggott died Monday, Sept. 17, 2001, at Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould. She was born Aug. 8, 1918, in Leonard, the daughter of the late Dolph and Rose Clark Grooms. She was a member of the Westside Church of Christ in Piggott. She was a homemaker and worked at Home for the Golden Years in Piggott...
Valerie Gremmels (09/19/01)
Valerie Gremmels, 48, of Piggott died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001, at Piggott Community Hospital. She was born March 10, 1953, in Chester, Ill., the daughter of William and Nadine Allen Knapp. She was preceded in death by her father, William Knapp, and one sister, Janice Knapp...
Irene Marie Jackson (09/19/01)
Irene Marie Jackson, 78, of San Bernardino, Calif., formerly of St. Francis, died Aug. 13, 2001, at CHF in San Bernadino. She was a resident of San Bernardino for 44 years, a homemaker for 58 years and a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church in Highland, Calif...
LaWanda Lucille Fox (09/12/01)
LaWanda Lucille Fox, 83, of Chester, Ill., died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2001, at St. Ann's Heathcare Center in Chester. She was born Dec. 28, 1917, in Clay County, the daughter of the late Charles C. and Dora Fife Clements. She married Barney T. Fox on Nov. 27, 1936, in Clay County. He preceded her in death...
Darius Parrish (09/12/01)
Darius Parrish, 68, of Corning died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2001, at his home. He was born Oct. 28, 1932, the son of the late Porter Street and Ruth Mae Watson Parrish. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Kathy Lynn Parrish; four brothers, Donald K. Parrish, Doyle Milton (Bill) Parrish, Roger Dudley Parrish and Wallace Dale Parrish...
J.J. "Jim" Brown (09/12/01)
J.J. "Jim" Brown, 85, of Campbell died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2001, at Three Rivers Healthcare-South Campus in Poplar Bluff, Mo. He was born Dec. 7, 1915, in Jonesboro, Ill., the son of the late John Franklin and Levy L. Lyerly Brown. He married Freda Leota Pleasant in September 1936 in Campbell. She preceded him in death on March 19, 1992...
Richard Chester Cooksey (09/12/01)
Richard Chester Cooksey, 72, of Pollard died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2001, at his home. He was born May 8, 1929, in Tilton, Ark., the son of the late Chester and Edna Parl Fore Cooksey. He was preceded in death by a step-son, Ronald Gibson; two brothers, Oris and Lawrence; and one sister, Chessie...
LeRoy Schnabel (09/12/01)
LeRoy Schnabel, 67, of Pollard died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2001, at his home. He was born Oct. 30, 1933, in Eola, Ill., the son of the late Herman and Clara Elizabeth Poss Schnabel. He married Evalene Steward on May 30, 1972. She preceded him in death on Feb. 3, 1996...
Mildred L. Hatcher (09/19/01)
Memorial services to celebrate the life of Mildred L. Hatcher of Phoenix, Ariz., will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at Mitchell Cemetery near Greenway. Mrs. Hatcher, 86, died Sept. 24, 2000. She joined her husband of 41 years, Homer L. Hatcher, whom she married on Sept. 25, 1931. He preceded her in death in 1972...
Rev. William E. Henson (09/19/01)
Rev. William E. Henson, 79, of New Madrid, Mo., formerly of Holcomb, died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2001, at his residence. He was born Aug. 4, 1922, in Campbell, the son of Jesse Howard and Jettie Lucy Sanford Henson. He married Mary Naomi Bell on Dec. 4, 1950...
Marguerite DeGarmo (09/19/01)
Marguerite DeGarmo, 80, of Piggott died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001, at Piggott Community Hospital. She was born Dec. 9, 1920, in Pollard, the daughter of the late Lewis B. and McKimmie McDonald Allen. She married Clifton Hamilton DeGarmo on Dec. 9, 1942. To this union four sons were born...
Mary Christine Price Nanney Newsom (09/05/01)
Mary Christine Price Nanney Newsom, 83, of Greenway died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2001, at the Illini Community Hospital in Pittsfield, Ill., after a brief hospitalization. She was born Dec. 14, 1917, in Greenway, the daughter of the late David and Hattie Payne Price...