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Obituaries from August 2005

mary Vernelia King (08/31/05)
Mary Vernelia King, 93, of Rector died Friday, Aug. 26, 2005, at Kennett Healthcare. Born Aug. 1, 1912, in Owensboro, Ky., to the late George Wright and Josie (Travis) Wright, she was a grocery store clerk and bookkeeper and of the Baptist faith. She had been a member of the community for 86 years and was a volunteer at the Labor Day Picnic and at school. She was married to Morgan Cochran King in 1930...
Velda Rose Hammons (08/31/05)
Velda Rose Hammons, 70, of Lufkin, Texas, formerly of Rector, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2005, at Memorial Hospital in Lufkin. Mrs. Hammons was born July 13, 1935, in Marmaduke to the late Lawson Lee and Lutie Olevia Swindle. She resided in Lufkin for more than 25 years. Prior to that, she lived in Houston, Texas, and Northeast Arkansas...
Mary Ellen Moore (08/24/05)
Mary Ellen Moore, 86, of Munford, Ala., formerly of Rector, died Monday, Aug. 15, at her home. She was born Dec. 1, 1919, in Conway to the late Sam and May Cagle. Her family moved to Rector in the early 1920's. She taught first through eighth grades at the Gun Pond School outside Rector in the early 1940's...
Ruby Candace Elsass (08/24/05)
Ruby Candace (Pruett) Elsass, 101, of Rector died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2005, at Kennett Healthcare. Born Jan. 28, 1904, in Clay County to the late William Earl Pruett and Judy Belle (Province) Pruett, she was a homemaker, a lifelong member of the community and a member of the Rector First United Methodist Church. She was married to Charles Eugene Elsass on July 29, 1922...
Lucy Fay Ray (08/24/05)
Lucy Fay Ray, 86, of Campbell, Mo., formerly of the Rector area, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2005. Mrs. Ray was born Aug. 8, 1919, in Rector to the late John L. Sullivan and Mary Mabel (Church) Berry. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Barnett Ray, in 1982; an infant son; her twin sister, Laura May Eaton, in 2003, and four brothers, Ebert, Charles, Harold and J.W. Berry...
Claudia Justus Beaton (08/31/05)
Claudia Justus Beaton, 87, of Paragould, formerly of Rector, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, at Greene Acres Nursing Home. Born July 29, 1918, in Calico Rock to the late Thadius Claude Justus and Kate Justus, she was a graduate of Rector High School and was a bank cashier for over 30 years at the Bank of Rector and Security Bank at Marmaduke...
James Henry Seay (08/17/05)
James Henry Seay, 90, of Rector died Friday, Aug. 12, 2005, at his home. Born Dec. 1, 1914, in Walcott to the late R.C. and Lizzie Seay, he was raised and went to school in Black Oak. Clay County has been his home for 73 years. He was a retired farmer. He farmed 69 years in the Mary Chapel's Community, first with his Dad and later with brother Pinkney. He was of the Baptist faith...
Bessie Tracer (08/17/05)
Mrs. Bessie Tracer, 98, of Rector died Friday, Aug. 12, 2005, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. Formerly of Cardwell, Mo., Mrs. Tracer was a homemaker and a member of the Fifth and Pine Church of Christ in Rector. She had lived in Rector 50 years...
James D. Laxton (08/17/05)
James D. Laxton, 42, of Rector died Thursday, Aug. 11, 2005, in the Three Rivers Nursing Home in Marked Tree. He was born Nov. 30, 1962, in Kennett, the son of John H. Laxton Sr. and Bonnie Burrow Laxton. He was preceded in death by his father, John H. Laxton Sr.; and one sister, Adriane M. Shelton...
Raymond Lowell Book (08/17/05)
Raymond Lowell Book, 75, of Piggott died Thursday, Aug. 11, 2005, in the St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born July 8, 1930, near Carryville, the son of the late Rev. C.R. and Mary McCormick Book. He was united in marriage to Jean Lee Wright on April 29. ...
Kenneth Oliver (08/17/05)
Kenneth Oliver, 78, of Rector died Friday, Aug. 12, 2005, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. Born Dec. 10, 1926, in St. Louis, Mo., to the late Argolis and Gertrude (Waldron) Oliver, he was a retired farmer, a World War II Army veteran and a lifelong member of the community...
Alberta Moore Black (08/17/05)
Mrs. Alberta Moore Black, 78, of Blytheville died Monday, Aug. 15, 2005. Born April 14, 1927, in Marmaduke, the daughter of Henry C. and Lillian Cathey Wright, she was a homemaker and a member of Beacon Baptist Church. She was an Arkansas resident for most of her life, and had been a resident of Blytheville since 1989...
Monty Gale Crawford (08/17/05)
Monty Gale Crawford, 45, of Rector died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2005, at his home. Born Nov. 1, 1959, in Rector, he was a member of the First General Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Howard Crawford. Survivors include his mother, Jewel Crawford of Rector; a son, Monty Kyle Howard Crawford of Rector; six brothers, Byron and Paul Crawford, both of Rector, Howard W. ...
Margie Bradberry Cate (08/24/05)
Margie Bradberry Cate, 84, of Rector died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2005, in the Paragould Nursing Center in Paragould. She was born July 20, 1921, in Pollard, the daughter of the late Jesse and Maybell Allen Welty. She was united in marriage to Carl Bradberry, he preceded her in death. She married Love Cate and he also preceded her in death...
Michael Stephen Chernega (08/24/05)
Michael Stephen Chernega, 56, of Rector, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2005, at UAMS in Little Rock. He was born Nov. 24, 1948, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to the late Walter Chernega and Julia Drezwicki Chernega. He was a grain exporter with Cargill Exporters, had been a member of the community for one year and was of the Catholic faith...
Shawn Allen Winn (08/11/05)
Shawn Allen Winn, 25, of Marmaduke died Monday, Aug. 1, 2005 in an auto accident near Dixie. He was born March 24, 1980, in Paragould to Dennis Winn and Lisa (Swink) Layton. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Robert and Novella Winn. Survivors include his parents, Dennis Winn of Marmaduke and Lisa (Swink) Layton of Pocahontas; one daughter, Keyleigh Shae Roberts; one brother, Nicholas Winn of Marmaduke, and his grandmother, Freeda Bryant of Pocahontas...
Louise Loyd (08/11/05)
Louise Loyd, 71, of Piggott died Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2005, in the St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born May 21, 1934, in Athens, Ala., the daughter of the late John and Bessie Gatlin Andrew. She was united in marriage to Arthur Loyd on Sept. 20, 1952. They had four children...
Leslie Dewayne Garner (08/11/05)
Leslie Dewayne Garner, 43, known lovingly as "Dutch" by family and close friends died on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2005, in a motorcycle accident. He was born on May 3, 1962, in St. Louis, the son of Howard Dewayne and Patsy (Blocker) Garner. A Piggott graduate, he married Christine Jones after high school and joined the military. ...
Earl Richard Rice (08/03/05)
Earl Richard Rice, 18, of Boydsville, died Wednesday, July 27, 2005, at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. Born Aug. 13, 1986, in Poplar Bluff to Richard Lee Rice and Annette Irene (Pearson) Rice, he was a student at Black River Vo- Tech in Pocahontas. He was a graduate of Greene County Tech in Paragould, where he played football and baseball and was a member of the Air Force Junior ROTC for three years...
Ralph Lindon Brandon (08/03/05)
Ralph Lindon Brandon, 81, of Norman, Okla., died on July 7, 2005, at the Norman Regional Hospital in Norman. He was born on April 14, 1924, at Boydsville, the son of the late Lonnie and Lizzie (Branson) Brandon. Mr. Brandon was united in marriage to Wanda West on Oct. 7, 1943, in Rector. They were married for 61 years before his passing. He worked as a manufacturing engineer. When he retired in 1966, he was working with LaCroix Optical Inc. as a quality control engineer in Batesville...
Mannuel N. Brady (08/10/05)
Manuel N. Brady, 84, of Rector, died Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2005, in the St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born on June 11, 1921, in Pollard, the son of the late Richard Lawton and Tennie May Nicholas Brady. He was united in marriage to Dortha Sue Renard on Jan. 20, 1940. They had seven children. She preceded him in death on March 9, 2000...
Ray Goodman (08/10/05)
Ray Goodman, 66, of Mannford, Okla., formerly of Rector, died Monday, July 25, 2005. He was born March 21, 1939, in Rector to Pearl (Walker) and Harry Goodman. He worked in Michigan before moving in 1982 to Oklahoma, where he founded Ray Goodman Custom Built Homes in 1984. Goodman became known for custom-built homes throughout the Mannford, Sand Springs and Cleveland, Okla., areas...
Winona Marcella Shelton Kegley (08/10/05)
Winona Marcella Shelton Kegley, 84, of Piggott died Friday, Aug. 5, 2005, in the Piggott Community Hospital in Piggott. She was born on June 20, 1921, in Holcomb, the daughter of the late W.R. and Willard Bailey Shelton. She was united in marriage to Rev. Lloyd Kegley on May 28, 1938. They had four children. He preceded her in death on Aug. 11, 1994...
Camellia Louise "Corky" Corkran (08/03/05)
Camellia Louise "Corky" Corkran, 62, of Rector died Monday, Aug. 1, 2005, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born July 4, 1943, in Rector to Lexie Corkran, who died Aug. 6, 1979, and Helen Winn Corkran, who died Nov. 3, 2001. She worked many years as a banker and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Rector...
Byron Elwood Long (08/10/05)
He was born Jan. 6, 1915, in Rector to the late Jesse and Mabel Bell Long and was married July 6, 1941, in Kennett, Mo., to Vivian Tuck Long, who died in 1996. He also was preceded in death by four siblings, Eldo, Marie, Joe and Jesse Oguin. Mr. Long worked on the family farm raising cotton until May 1941. ...
Nelson "Dude" Hoggard (08/31/05)
Nelson "Dude" Hoggard, 67, of Puxico, Mo., formerly of Piggott, died Monday, Aug. 23, 2005, at his residence. He was born Jan. 19, 1938, in Milligan Ridge, the son of the late Nelson and Augusta Lindley Hoggard. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Homer, Robert, Durey and Jess Hoggard; and four sisters, Mary Benefield, Alta Millingan, Lucy Ridley and Gladys Nash...
Stephen Maulden (08/31/05)
Stephen Maulden, 50, of Kennett, died Monday, Aug. 22, 2005, at University Hospital in St. Louis. He was born Sept. 27, 1954, in Piggott. He was preceded in death by his mother, Duanita Maulden; his grandparents, Carl and Violet Beatrice Beck, who raised him as their son; and one brother, Wesley Beck...
Margie Bradberry Cate (08/24/05)
Margie Bradberry Cate, 84, of Rector died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2005, in the Paragould Nursing Center in Paragould. She was born July 20, 1921, in Pollard, the daughter of the late Jesse and Maybell Allen Welty. She was united in marriage to Carl Bradberry, he preceded her in death. She married Love Cate and he also preceded her in death...
Kenneth Oliver (08/24/05)
Kenneth Oliver, 78, of Rector died Friday, Aug. 12, 2005, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. Born Dec. 10, 1926, in St. Louis, Mo., to the late Argolis and Gertrude (Waldron) Oliver, he was a retired farmer, a World War II Army veteran and a lifelong member of the community...
Larry Gene Moore (08/24/05)
Larry Gene Moore, 57, of Piggott died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2005, at Piggott Community Hospital in Piggott. He was born Oct. 4, 1947, in Kennett, the son of the late Joe Cecil and Jane Hill Moore. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Jim Moore, Joe Harold Moore, Lloyd Moore and Kenneth Moore; two sisters, Charlene Moore and Patricia Moore; his grandmother, Roxie Moore Brent; and his grandfather, Austin Moore...
Juantia Looney (08/24/05)
Juanita Looney, 83, of St. Francis died Saturday, Aug. 15, 2005, in the Piggott Community Hospital in Piggott. She was born June 22, 1922, in St. Francis, the daughter of the late Joseph and Eva Frieze Choate. She was united in marriage to Willard Pharis Looney, who preceded her in death on Feb. 2, 1974...
Stephen Lewis Sharp (08/24/05)
Stephen Lewis Sharp, 44, of Collierville, Tenn., died suddenly Sunday, Aug. 21, 2005, at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Alice Sharp of Collierville, Tenn.; two children, Nathan and Matthew of Collierville, Tenn.; his mother, Sarah Smith Sharp of Ozark, Ark.; his father and stepmother, Lewis and Judy Sharp of Piggott; his brother, Stuart Sharp of Morrilton; and his beloved mother-in-law, Patty Paige of Collierville, Tenn...
Raymond Lowell Book (08/17/05)
Raymond Lowell Book, 75, of Piggott died Thursday, Aug. 11, 2005, in the St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born July 8, 1930, near Carryville, the son of the late Rev. C.R. and Mary McCormick Book. He was united in marriage to Jean Lee Wright on April 29. ...
Mrs. Alberta Moore Black (08/17/05)
Mrs. Alberta Moore Black, 78, of Blytheville died Monday, Aug. 15, 2005. Born April 14, 1927, in Marmaduke, the daughter of Henry C. and Lillian Cathey Wright, she was a homemaker and a member of Beacon Baptist Church. She was an Arkansas resident for most of her life, and had been a resident of Blytheville since 1989...
Ruby Aleta Brawner (08/17/05)
Ruby Aleta Brawner, 99, of Piggott died Thursday, Aug. 11, 2005, in Murphy Health and Rehabilitation Center in Piggott. She was born June 7, 1906, in Greenway, the daughter of the late Monroe and Mae Davis Raymond. She was united in marriage to Marvin Ulrich in January of 1944. He preceded her in death in July of 1970. She later married Ethridge Brawner in April of 1979. He also preceded her in death in April of 1996...
Monty Gale Crawford (08/17/05)
Monty Gale Crawford, 45, of Rector died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2005, at his home. Born Nov. 1, 1959, in Rector, he was a member of the First General Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Howard Crawford. Survivors include his mother, Jewel Crawford of Rector; a son, Monty Kyle Howard Crawford of Rector; six brothers, Byron and Paul Crawford, both of Rector, Howard W. ...
James D. Laxton (08/17/05)
James D. Laxton, 42, of Rector died Thursday, Aug. 11, 2005, in the Three Rivers Nursing Home in Marked Tree. He was born Nov. 30, 1962, in Kennett, the son of John H. Laxton Sr. and Bonnie Burrow Laxton. He was preceded in death by his father, John H. Laxton Sr.; and one sister, Adriane M. Shelton...
Leslie Dewayne Garner (08/10/05)
Leslie Dewayne Garner, 43, known lovingly as "Dutch" by family and close friends died on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2005, in a motorcycle accident. He was born on May 3, 1962, in St. Louis, the son of Howard Dewayne and Patsy (Blocker) Garner. A Piggott graduate, he married Christine Jones after high school and joined the military. ...
Joyce H. Underwood (08/03/05)
Joyce H. Underwood, 74, of Piggott died Saturday, July 30, 2005, in Murphy Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born March 23, 1931, in Cardwell, Mo., the daughter of the late George and Bertha Partain Harmon. She was united in marriage to Charles Underwood on Sept. 14, 1951. They had three children...
Rev. Jerry Murray (08/10/05)
Rev. Jerry Murray, 63, of Poplar Bluff died on Aug. 2, 2005, at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis. He was born Sept. 24, 1941, in Knobel, the son of the late Loyd Franklin Murray and Lena Nettie (Whitaker) Murray. He was united in marriage to Linda (Perkins) Murray on Nov. 10, 1961, in Corning...
Winona Marchella Shelton Kegley (08/10/05)
Winona Marcella Shelton Kegley, 84, of Piggott died Friday, Aug. 5, 2005, in the Piggott Community Hospital in Piggott. She was born on June 20, 1921, in Holcomb, the daughter of the late W.R. and Willard Bailey Shelton. She was united in marriage to Rev. Lloyd Kegley on May 28, 1938. They had four children. He preceded her in death on Aug. 11, 1994...
Ralph Lindon Brandon (08/03/05)
Ralph Lindon Brandon, 81, of Norman, Okla., died on July 7, 2005, at the Norman Regional Hospital in Norman. He was born on April 14, 1924, at Boydsville, the son of the late Lonnie and Lizzie (Branson) Brandon. Mr. Brandon was united in marriage to Wanda West on Oct. 7, 1943, in Rector. They were married for 61 years before his passing. He worked as a manufacturing engineer. When he retired in 1966, he was working with LaCroix Optical Inc. as a quality control engineer in Batesville...
Mannuel N. Brady (08/10/05)
Manuel N. Brady, 84, of Rector, died Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2005, in the St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born on June 11, 1921, in Pollard, the son of the late Richard Lawton and Tennie May Nicholas Brady. He was united in marriage to Dortha Sue Renard on Jan. 20, 1940. They had seven children. She preceded him in death on March 9, 2000...
Lousie Loyd (08/10/05)
Louise Loyd, 71, of Piggott died Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2005, in the St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born May 21, 1934, in Athens, Ala., the daughter of the late John and Bessie Gatlin Andrew. She was united in marriage to Arthur Loyd on Sept. 20, 1952. They had four children...