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Obituaries from August 2010

Jane (Huss) Vaughn (08/25/10)
Jane (Huss) Vaughn, 72, of Trumann, died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010, at the family residence. She was born in Craighead County, had lived in Trumann the past four years, and was formerly of Mantachee, Miss. Mrs. Vaughn was a housewife and a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Shelia Huss Bailey; two brothers, and her parents, Jessie and Aileen (Sims) Holt...
Lucille McDaniel Mills (08/24/10)
Lucille McDaniel Walters Mills, 73, of Rector, died Tuesday, Aug. 17 at her residence. Mrs. Mills was born April 3, 1937, to Rufus Lee and Wilma A. McDaniel. She was a homemaker and a member of the White Oak General Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Alvin Leroy Mills of the home; two stepsons, Robert Mills of Kansas and Keith Mills of Texas; a stepdaughter, Teresa Mills of Texas; and three grandchildren, Courtni Mills of Texas, Brittni Mills and Mary Mills of Kansas. ...
Ninnie Jewel Irby (08/18/10)
Ninnie Jewell Irby, 105, of Sallisaw, Okla., formerly of Piggott, passed away on Aug. 14, 2010. She was born Feb. 4, 1905, in Rector, Ark., to the late James D. and Ricky Bateman. She was united in marriage to Ralph Irby on June 27, 1929. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Sallisaw and a former member of the First Baptist Church in Piggott, Ark...
Ninnie Jewell Irby (08/17/10)
Ninnie Jewell Irby, 105, of Sallisaw, Okla., formerly of Piggott, passed away on Aug. 14, 2010. She was born Feb. 4, 1905, in Rector, Ark., to the late James D. and Ricky Bateman. She was united in marriage to Ralph Irby on June 27, 1929. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Sallisaw and a former member of the First Baptist Church in Piggott, Ark...
Verla Bernice Christopher (08/17/10)
Verla Bernice Christopher, 79, of Piggott died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. She was born Jan. 11, 1931, at Knob to Walter and Geneva Christopher. She was a nurse, a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. Survivors include two sons, Larry Hobbs of Columbia, S.C., and Garry Hobbs of Poplar Bluff; five brothers, Darrell Christopher of Piggott, Cecil Christopher of Phoenix, Ariz., Byron, Boyce and Terry Christopher, all of Michigan; two sisters, Vonna Peck of Texas and Sharon Christopher of Michigan; three grandchildren, Erica Crossen of Neeleville, Mo., Larry Hobbs Jr. ...
Aulton F. Mode (08/17/10)
Aulton F. Mode, 69, of Conway, Ark., passed away Monday, Aug. 16, 2010, at Conway Regional. He was born Dec. 12, 1940, in Little Rock, Ark., to the late Faber L. and Julia (Sparkman) Mode. Aulton was a member of Copperas Springs Baptist Church. He rededicated his life on Feb. 12, 2010, and was very humbled by the Lord's forgiveness...
D.C. Smith (08/17/10)
D.C. Smith, 88, of Marmaduke passed away Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010, at the Walnut Ridge Nursing and Rehab Center. He was born June 9, 1922, in Marmaduke to Frank and Norma Smith. Mr. Smith owned a grocery store for many years and was of the Baptist faith...
Halla B. Roden (08/11/10)
Halla B. Roden, 89, of Greenway, passed away Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010, at the General Baptist Nursing Home in Campbell. She was born July 22, 1921, in Greenway, and was the daughter of the late Samuel Floyd and Lucy Mae (Bridges) Landrum. She was united in marriage to Raymond Macon Roden Nov. 10, 1942, in California. He preceded her in death Nov. 12, 1989...
Alma Loretta Galloway (08/11/10)
Alma Loretta Galloway, 54, of Rector, passed away Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010, in Piggott. She was born Dec. 13, 1955, and was the daughter of the late Elmer and Mabel (Lewis) Phillips. She was united in marriage to Norman Eugene Galloway July 3, 1983. She is survived by her husband, Norman Eugene Galloway of Rector; two daughters, Stephanie Thorpe and Angie Deaton, both of Piggott; eight grandchildren, Matthew Walters, Thomas Thorpe, Andrew Deaton, Aaron Thorpe, Brent Deaton, Jessica Thorpe, Racheal Thorpe and Jordan Deaton; a great-granddaughter on the way; one brother, Elmer Phillips; five sisters, Elaine Harris, Charlotte Pascua, Betty Owens, Charlene Hyten and Effie May Synder, along with many other relatives and friends.. ...
Macel U. Moore (08/11/10)
Macel U. Moore, 87, of Piggott, passed from this life Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010 at Murphy Health and Rehabilitation Center where she had been a resident since 2003. She was born Dec. 22, 1922, in Piggott to the late Harvey and Lora (Lewis) Underwood. She was one of 12 childre, and all her siblings preceded her in death...
Ella Jean Lemons (08/11/10)
Ella Jean (Underwood) Lemons, 80, of Duncanville, Texas, formerly of Piggott, passed away Saturday, July 31, 2010, at Methodist Dallas Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. She was born Feb. 13, 1930, in Piggott, and was the daughter of Arthur and Edna Underwood...
John Dee Nicely (08/10/10)
John Dee Nicely, 79, of Rector passed away Aug. 8, 2010, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born March 29, 1931, in Clay County to the late Albert and Willie (Kilbreath) Nicely. In addition to John's parents, a son preceded him in death, Tony Nicely...
Halla B. Roden (08/10/10)
Halla B. Roden, 89, of Greenway, passed away Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010, at the General Baptist Nursing Home in Campbell. She was born July 22, 1921, in Greenway, and was the daughter of the late Samuel Floyd and Lucy Mae (Bridges) Landrum. She was united in marriage to Raymond Macon Roden Nov. 10, 1942, in California. He preceded her in death Nov. 12, 1989...
Nila Jean Purl (08/04/10)
Nila Jean (Holifield) Purl, 72, of Piggott, passed away Friday, July 30, 2010, at Piggott Community Hospital in Piggott. She was born March 10, 1938, in Piggott, and was the daughter of the late Rupert and Fannie Holifield. She is survived by Stacy and Bill Kast of Piggott, Kevin Purl of Piggott, Anthony Rupe of Slidell, La., Ronald Rupe of Almagordo, N. ...
Thomas Jefferson Conley (08/04/10)
Thomas Jefferson Conley, 60, died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010 at his home in Pollard after a hard-fought battle with cancer and heart problems. Thomas was born Jan. 4, 1950, in Piggott to the late Thomas Jefferson "Jeffie" and Opal Lena (Jordan) Conley. He was married to Donna (Williams) Conley April 23, 1989, in Piggott. She survives...
Doris Ellen Price (08/04/10)
Doris Ellen Price, daughter of the late Purna E. (Williams) Grigsby and John B. Grigsby, was born at Nimmons, Ark., March 20, 1920. She departed this life at the Baptist Home in Ironton, Mo., June 23, 2010, having attained the age of 90 years, three months and three days...
James Harold Tracer (08/03/10)
James Harold Tracer, 82, of Rector passed away Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010, at the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. He was born July 14, 1929, to the late R.C. and Bessie (Lester) Tracer in Red Onion, Mo. He enjoyed life to the fullest and served as a jack-of-all-trades. He was a farmer, a stock car driver, drove for Glen Sain Motor Sales for 20 years, loved working with horses and being with his family...
Goldie Irene Parmenter (08/03/10)
Goldie Irene Parmenter, age 95, died peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010, in St. Louis, Mo. She was born Aug. 15, 1914, near Boydsville, Ark., to the late William (Bill) and Rhonda (Chilcutt) Reed. She was the third of seven children. She was married to T. Bennie Parmenter on Oct. 18, 1931. They were married 68 years, until his death in 2000...