Cobb Funeral Home

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Our Obituaries

Elizabeth "Beth", Williamson

August 20, 2016

Elizabeth Ann "Beth" Williamson, 77, of Jonesboro, passed away Saturday, August 20, 2016 at her home. Born in Blytheville to Andrew and Narmeize (Stokes) White, Beth graduated from Dell High School. Beth was retired from the Blytheville Airport Authority in Blytheville where she was the bookkeeper. Over the years, Beth was the bookkeeper at the Dell Compress, Federal Compress, Cotton Growers Gin...
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Shelda Dixon

August 17, 2016

Shelda Ann Dixon, 75, of Dell, passed away Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at her home. Shelda was born in Hornersville, Missouri to Winford and Anna Roach. In 1959, she graduated from Manila High School where she was the Valedictorian of her class. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in Blytheville. Shelda loved to cook and take care of her family. She loved work in her yard and...
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Helen Holt

August 16, 2016

Helen Holt, 79, of Steele, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at her home. She was born in Palestine, Arkansas to Roy and Ora Little. She was a homemaker and of the Pentecost faith. She loved to cook and was famous for her carrot cakes. She always grew a garden to provide food for her family. Her family was always first and she made sure that her husband and family was taken care of...
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Timothy Braxton

August 5, 2016

Timothy Braxton, infant son of Justin and Rene' Braxton, passed away Friday, August 5, 2016 at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Timothy leaves his parents; big brother Kemyrius; and big sisters, Ke'Miaya and Camaron. Funeral services are Friday, August 19th at 1:00 p.m. in the Cobb Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Danny Pankey officiating. Burial will follow in Dogwood Cemetery. The...
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Betty Stark

August 5, 2016

Betty Stark, 89, of Lexington, Tennessee and formerly of Blytheville, passed away Friday, August 5, 2016 at her home. Betty was born to Adolph and Rose Ostrom in Presho, South Dakota. She was retired from American Greetings and loved to travel, especially going on cruises. Betty enjoyed yardwork and raising a big garden. After the vegetables were ready, she liked to can them with her daughters....
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Bobby Boozy

July 31, 2016

Bobby Ray Boozy, 73, of Gosnell, passed away Sunday, July 31, 2016 at his home. Bobby was born to Monroe and Grace Boozy in Missouri. He was a retired bus mechanic for the Blytheville School District and attended Gosnell Baptist Church. He loved to work on cars and travel. Bobby enjoyed spending time with his grand and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Terry...
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Myrtle Marshall

July 30, 2016

Myrtle Elizabeth Marshall, 85, of Gosnell, passed away Saturday, July 30, 2016 at her home. She was born to John and Sylvia Hodge in Vineland, Missouri. Myrtle was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She was a member and past matron of the Eastern Star. She was active with the Boy Scouts when her son was younger and was always involved in her children's activities and PTA. Myrtle was an avid...
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Frances Parish

October 31, 1935 - July 30, 2016

Frances Parish, 80, of Blytheville, passed away Saturday, July 30, 2016 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Frances was born to Homer and Dilly Hodge in Dell. She was a homemaker and was a member of Beacon Baptist Church. Frances was a faithful Christian and read her Bible daily. She prayed for her family every day and was such a great encouragement to them. Frances lived her life...
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Robert "Bob" D. Edwards

July 30, 2016

Robert "Bob" D. Edwards, 69, of Blytheville, passed away Saturday, July 30, 2016 at his home. He was born to Homer and Delores Edwards in Clearfield, Pennsylvania. Bob retired as a Lieutenant after 15 years on the Blytheville Fire Department and was a retired instructor and coordinator for the Arkansas Fire Training Academy. While instructing at the Fire Academy, Bob was instrumental in...
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Ben "Larry" Hipps

July 27, 2016

Ben "Larry" Hipps, 68, of Blytheville, passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born to George and Irene (Sheffield) Hipps, Larry was retired from Blytheville Public Works Sign and Signal Shop after working for 35 years. He attended Dogwood Road Church of Christ. Larry loved to hunt, especially with his best friend, Robert Bailey. He loved to watch Duck...
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Elizabeth Warren

July 25, 2016

Elizabeth West Warren, 91, of Blytheville, passed away Monday, July 25, 2016 at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born to Roy and Rebecca (Thompson) Mitchell, she was a homemaker and was a member of First Baptist Church. Elizabeth loved sports, and was an avid Razorbacks fan. She enjoyed going to all of her grandchildren's sporting and horseshow events. Elizabeth loved music and animals...
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Watson "Pete" Sailors

July 24, 2016

Watson "Pete" Sailors, 76, of Blytheville, passed away Sunday, July 24, 2016 at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis. Pete was born in Hale County, Alabama. He grew up in the Blytheville-Osceola area and went to Burdette School. As a young man, Pete worked on the family farm, taking care of the livestock and picking and chopping cotton. He went on to be his stepdad, Doc Webb's right hand man when...
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Henry Napier

July 18, 2016

Henry Edward Napier, 81, of Blytheville passed away Monday, July 18, 2016 at his home. Born to Samuel and Arizona Napier, Henry served his country honorably before retiring from the United States Air Force. After retirement, he worked in HVAC repair. He was an active member and past Master of the Masonic Lodge. He was also a past patron of the Order of the Eastern Star. Henry was a member of...
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Sandra Ephlin

July 17, 2016

Sandra Sue Ephlin, 70, of Luxora, passed away Sunday, July 17, 2016 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born to John and Susie Barch, Sandra was a quality control tech at American Greetings. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Luxora. Sandra loved to cook and spend time with her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Ephlin; her parents; brothers, Paul...
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William Tomlinson, Jr.

July 16, 2016

William Tomlinson, Jr., passed away July 16, 2016. All services are pending. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.cobbfuneralhome.com.
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Margaret Tomlinson

July 16, 2016

Margaret Tomlinson, passed away July 16, 2016. All services are pending. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.cobbfuneralhome.com.
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Annie Tusing

July 10, 2016

Mrs. Annie Lois Tusing, 88, of Dell, passed away Sunday, July 10, 2016 at Jonesboro Health and Rehabilitation in Jonesboro. Born to James Cline and Marie Newsom Dobbs, Annie was a retired employee of the Dell Post Office and a lifelong homemaker. She spent most of her life in Dell. In her earlier years, she was active in the Dell PTA and all of the activities involving her children. Mrs. Tusing...
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Barbara Lowe

July 9, 2016

Barbara Bennett Lowe, 67, of Blytheville, passed away Saturday, July 9, 2016 at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born to T.N "Tom" and Robin Bennett, Barbara was retired from the Mississippi County Collectors Office. She was an avid volunteer at the Blytheville Humane Society. Barbara knew no strangers and was a kind, loving, and encouraging person. She always took care of others,...
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Thelma Dean Thompson

July 7, 2016

Thelma Thompson, 69, of Dell, passed away Thursday, July 7, 2016 at her home. Born to Jessie and Cora Sharp, Thelma was a homemaker. She enjoyed watching the gameshow network and T.V. evangelist. Thelma loved her family and loved to play with her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, R.W. Thompson; and her parents. Thelma leaves her children, Jennifer Brothers and husband...
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Graham Partlow

July 6, 2016

Circuit Judge (retired) Graham Partlow, age 84, of Blytheville, Arkansas, died July 6, 2016, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Judge Partlow is survived by his wife of 61 years, Delia Shippen Partlow; four children, Laura Partlow Foster (Mrs. John) of West Memphis, AR, Dr. Charles Graham Partlow and his wife, Ruth, of Columbia, SC, Marguerite (Peggy) Partlow Cameron (Mrs....
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Frances Larkin

July 4, 2016

Frances Larkin, 70, of Manila and formerly of Blytheville, passed away Monday, July 4, 2016 at her home. Born to Vadan and Marjorie (McGowan) Wright, Fran was a CPA and of the Baptist faith. She was a graduate of Draughns Business College in Memphis. Fran was a loving mother and grandmother who loved to cook for her family. She had a talent for cooking, catering, and hosting parties. She was...
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William Lindsey

July 1, 2016

William Vernon Lindsey, 46, of Blytheville, passed away Friday, July 1, 2016 at his home. Born to Henry and Anna Lindsey, William was a lifelong resident of Blytheville and of the Pentecostal faith. In his younger years, he worked as a farm hand. Later on, he worked as a crane operator at the Mississippi County Landfill. William loved to play guitars and tell jokes. He was preceded in death by...
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Christopher James Parker

June 22, 2016

Christopher James Parker, 44, of Millington, Tennessee, passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at Baptist Hospital in Memphis. Christopher was the operations manager for Master Mechanical Solutions. He served his country honorably in the United States Navy. He loved history and anything pertaining to the Navy. Christopher loved to cook and was creative with his recipes. He was a devoted father who...
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Yvonne Petty

June 16, 2016

Yvonne Petty, 82, of Blytheville, passed away Thursday, June 16, 2016 at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born to James and Mable Pauline Nunn, Yvonne retired from Dr. Michael Williams's office. She loved her family, especially her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchild. She was loved by her friends and loved her friends deeply. Yvonne was a very strong fighter, overcoming great...
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Horace Henry "Pete" Hughes

June 15, 2016

Horace Henry "Pete" Hughes, Jr., 94, of Blytheville, passed away Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at Regional One Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee. Born to Horace and Emily Hughes, Pete was a retired cotton buyer and classer. He worked in cotton in New Orleans, Vicksburg, Mississippi and Blytheville. He was a devout Catholic and was a member of the Knights of the Columbus. Pete spent his free time...
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James "Shorty" Walker

June 13, 2016

James Edwin "Shorty" Walker, 79, Liberty, Missouri formerly of Steele, Missouri passed away June 13, 2016. James was born October 12, 1936 in Memphis, Tennessee to James Alvie and Nettie Mae (Warren) Walker. James farmed before retiring and moving to the Liberty area. He was a lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. James was preceded in death by his parents, two...
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Nannie West

June 7, 2016

Nannie Byrd Hopper West, 86, of Mammoth Springs, formerly of Blytheville, passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Arkansas. Born to Edgar and Callie (Jones) Hopper in Blytheville, Nannie retired from Hays Grocery Store as their bookkeeper and was the past owner of West Grocery Store. She was a former member of Clearlake Baptist Church and Bethany Baptist Church. She...
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Jimmy Wayne Hall

June 6, 2016

Jimmy Wayne Hall, 64, of Blytheville, passed away Monday, June 6, 2016 at his home. Born to James and Bobbie (Webster) Hall, Jimmy was a retired truck driver. He served his country honorably in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Jimmy enjoyed fishing and deer hunting, as well as traveling and bowling. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. Jimmy loved music and to dance. Anything...
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Frances Buck

June 6, 2016

Frances Buck, 86, of Lakeland, Tennessee, passed away Monday, June 6, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital in Bartlett, Tennessee. Born to James and Mamie Sprouse, Frances was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Blytheville. She was preceded in death by her husband, James P. Buck; her parents; and son, Daniel Webster Buck. Frances leaves her children, James Phillip Buck, Jr. and his wife...
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Patsy Haynes

June 5, 2016

Patsy Jane McHaffey Haynes, 82, of Blytheville passed from this life on Sunday, June 5. She was born to Isaac Murray and Willie Mildred Goff McHaffey, February 16, 1934, in Blytheville, AR. She graduated from Blytheville High School and received an Art degree from Arkansas State University. Patsy was an artist in every sense. She was an art teacher at Gosnell High School from 1969 until...
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Preston Bo Lucas

June 5, 2016

Preston Bo Lucas, 82, of Blytheville, passed away Sunday, June 5, 2016 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. Born in Tyler, Missouri to Roland and Hester (Baker) Lucas, Bo was a graduate of the Arkansas Police Academy in Camden. Upon graduating, he was employed with the Arkansas Highway Patrol where he later retired. He was a member of North 10th Street Baptist Church. Bo loved to raccoon...
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Volley Ward

June 4, 2016

Volley Berl (Dean) Ward went to Heaven at the age of 91 on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at Lexington Place in Jonesboro. He was born on Hardesty Ridge in Armorel to William and Mattie (Hardesty) Ward on November 16, 1924. He married the love of his life, Imogene Johnson, on November 3, 1951. She preceded him to Heaven in 2009. They were married 58 years. Dean joined the Navy at age 18 to be able to...
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Patricia Parish Lampley

January 28, 1953 - June 2, 2016

Patricia June Lampley, 63 of Dell and formerly of Blytheville, passed from this life on Thursday, June 2, 2016. Patricia was born to Junior and Jeanie (Ashmore) Parish in Blytheville, AR. Patricia graduated from Blytheville High School in 1971 and completed her nursing degree at Cotton Bowl Vo Tech. Patricia was a loving and caring person who was always willing to help people out. She will...
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Karry May

February 3, 1952 - May 30, 2016

Karry May, 64 passed from this life on Monday, May 30, 2016. A memorial service will be held Thursday, June 2 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Cobb Funeral Home Chapel. Condolences may be expressed at www.cobbfuneralhome.com.
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Peggy Snyder

January 13, 1937 - May 29, 2016

Peggy Sue Snyder, 79 of Kokomo, IN, and formerly of Blytheville, went to be with her Lord, and also with her husband, Floyd Snyder Sunday, May 29, 2016 at St. Vincent's Hospital in Kokomo. Peggy was born to Thurman and Louise (Byrd) Alexander in Newbern, TN. Peggy was a retired cafeteria worker at Franklin School. She was a former member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Blytheville for many...
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Lon Kelley

April 1, 1932 - May 29, 2016

Lon McCoy Kelley, 84 of Blytheville, passed from this life Sunday, May 29, 2016 at Great River Medical Center. Born to Lionel and Alma (Walker) Kelley, Lon was retired from United States Army. He like to fish, garden and perform carpenter work. He was preceded in death by his wife, Franziska Kelley; his parents; brothers, Ozell Kelley, Larry Kelley, Lavell Kelley; and sister, Jean Connell. ...
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Russell Perkins

May 26, 2016

Russell Dude Perkins, Jr., 56, of the Cole Ridge Community died Thursday, May 26, 2016. Russell was a teacher at Blytheville Middle School and really enjoyed his students and his co-workers. Russell was a graduate of Dell High School and a graduate of Arkansas State University with a degree in agriculture. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, and spending time with his dog, Sally. He...
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Annette Crabb

May 26, 2016

Annette Langley Crabb, 44, a lifetime resident of Blytheville, Arkansas, entered "The Father's House" Thursday, May 26, 2016 at her mother's home. She fought a courageous battle with cancer for 3 years and 3 months, and she WON! Annette was "Crabby Against Cancer" and she fought well never having a negative moment. She always said, "I fight every day but I have already beat my cancer. For I...
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Linda Julian

May 23, 2016

Linda Rea Julian, 65 of Blytheville, passed away Monday, May 23, 2016 at her home. Three names, three different walks of life. As Brown, she was blessed to be a twin of Rinda. As twins go, they were the same but so very much different. Linda was always the loud one that outshined the rest, and always wanted to get her way. As Crum, she married Gary. She said that she knew from Elementary...
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Edward Dorris

July 10, 1941 - May 22, 2016

Ed Dorris, Sr., 74 of Bono and formerly of Blytheville, went to be with his Lord Sunday, May 22, 2016 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born to Homer and Effie (Robbins) Dorris, Ed was retired from Randall Textron. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church in Jonesboro and also of the Bono Action Committee. He was a wise man, and thought everything through before speaking. According to...
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Eloise Churchwell

May 16, 2016

Eloise Johnson Churchwell, 89, of Blytheville, passed away Monday, May 16, 2016 at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born to Harvey and Ethel (Quinn) Johnson, Eloise was a homemaker and a longtime resident of Blytheville. She was a loyal member of First Baptist Church and even after her health declined and she could not attend, she watched the services on TV. Eloise loved flowers and...
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Bridgette Fuemmeler

May 14, 2016

Bridgette Keeling Fuemmeler, 48, of Blytheville, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2016 at her home. Bridgette was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed family events, especially family reunions. She was preceded in death by her sister, Susan Michelle Broussard. Bridgette leaves her husband, Kevin Fuemmeler of Poplar Bluff, Missouri; parents, Sue Lucius of Gosnell and Bill Keeling of...
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Betty Jablonski

May 10, 2016

Betty Jablonski, 83, of Blytheville, passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at her home. Born to Charles and Mary Ester Springer, Betty was a retired secretary for Pennsylvania Truck Lines. She loved horses and animals. Betty also enjoyed yardwork. She took pride in her yard and always made sure it looked nice. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and son, Tommy Fulks Jablonski. ...
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Virgie Barrentine

May 8, 2016

Virgie Barrentine, 69, of Steele, Missouri, passed away Sunday, May 8, 2016 at her home. Born to Frank and Geneva Richardson, Virgie was a retired teacher at Lighthouse Christian Academy. She was a member of Harvest Time Tabernacle and was very active in her church. Virgie loved her children and grandchildren, and was a devoted mother, wife, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was preceded...
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Patricia Renfro

May 7, 2016

Patricia Ann Renfro, 62, of Cooter, Missouri, passed away Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Peters, Missouri. Born to Charlie and Penetha Stevens in Blytheville, Patricia was a homemaker. She loved to cook and spend time with her grandchildren. Patricia also loved to sing and play piano. Old TV shows, especially westerns, is what she liked to watch. She loved to collect...
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Bruce Gann

May 6, 2016

Bruce Gann, 64, of Blytheville, passed away Friday, May 6, 2016 at the VA Hospital in Little Rock. Bruce was born to John Edward and Bettye Jean (Gaines) Gann in Little Rock. He attended Blytheville High School, and enlisted in the Navy after graduating. Bruce was an avid animal lover. After retirement, Bruce enjoyed being back on the family farm and spending time with his family. He was...
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Jeanette Williamson

May 4, 2016

Jeanette Walker Williamson, 73, of Osceola, passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Born to Idus and Zula Walker, Jeanette was a home care aide and a member of First Assembly of God Church. She was a lifelong resident of Osceola, having lived there for 45 years. Jeanette loved her family and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronnie E. Williamson; her parents; step mother,...
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Trilbie Brown

May 2, 2016

Mrs. Trilbie Brown, 94, of Gosnell, passed away Monday, May 2, 2016 in the home of her daughter with whom she had made her home for many years. Trilbie Estelle Bishop Brown was born August 8, 1921 in Dell. She was the daughter of Jack Bishop and Stella Mae Coleman Bishop. She married Jett Brown on November 20, 1937 at Half Moon in the home of the Justice of the Peace. The couple made their home...
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Effie Boren

December 12, 1919 - April 28, 2016

Effie Boren, 96, of Blytheville, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2016 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Born to Aaron and Stella (Dobbs) Fleming, Effie was a retired nurse's aide and was a member of First Baptist Church. Effie loved to crochet, quilt, and sew, as well as do crafts and ceramics. She was a member of the Blytheville Town and Country Extension Homemakers Club. She...
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Dewayne McHaffey

April 22, 2016

Murray Dewayne McHaffey, 75, of Blytheville passed from this life on Friday, April 22, 2016. Dewayne was born to the late Isaac Murray and Willie Mildred Goff McHaffey, September 24, 1940, in Blytheville, AR. He graduated from Burdette School and later received a B.S. degree in Accounting from Arkansas State University. He was the first McHaffey to receive a college degree, his greatest...
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Lena Whitney

April 22, 2016

Lena Whitney, 75, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed away Friday, April 22, 2016 at Baptist Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi. Born to James and Odes (Russell) Middleton, Lena was the bookkeeper for Whitney Plumbing for many years. She was devoted to her faith and loved the Lord. She was a member of Zion Chapel Pentecost Church in Louisville. Lena loved to bowl and represented the State of...
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Perry Dixon

April 18, 2016

Perry Dixon, 75, of Dell, passed away Monday, April 18, 2016 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born to Noble and Debbie (Ramsey) Dixon in the Little River Community., Perry was a lifelong farmer and a member of First Baptist Church in Blytheville. Mr. Dixon was awarded Mississippi County Farm Family of the Year in 2002. He was a lifelong resident of Dell. Perry was a loving husband,...
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Lola Caviness

April 17, 2016

Lola "Walters" Caviness, 90, of Blytheville, passed away April 17, 2016 at Gosnell Therapy and Living Center in Gosnell. Lola was born to Albert and Jenny Lyles on March 5, 1926 in Elliott, Mississippi, where she lived until moving to Blytheville. She was employed at TRI-AD and Columbia Ribbon Company until their closing. Lola was then employed at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville as a...
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Jon Bishop

April 16, 2016

Jonathan Michael Bishop, 34, of Blytheville, passed away Saturday, April 16, 2016. Born to Michael and Mary Bishop in Beverly, Massachusetts, Jonathan was an employee of Nucor Yamato Steel. He had a passion for motorcycles and working on cars. Jonathan had a green thumb and loved gardening, especially growing hot peppers. He loved to listen to music. He was a very intelligent person and loved to...
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Terry Boozy

April 16, 2016

Terry Boozy, 49, of Blytheville, passed away Saturday, April 16, 2016. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced when completed.
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Julia "Judy" Dorris

April 12, 2016

Julia "Judy" Dorris, 90, of Santa Teresa, New Mexico and formerly of Blytheville, passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2016 in El Paso, Texas. Born to Harvey and Celesta (Walthal) Hicks, Judy was the bookkeeper at Briggs Furniture in West Memphis and Barton's Lumber Company. She is preceded in death by her husband, James Dorris; her parents; brother Jim Reed Hicks; and sisters, Mary Cox, Helen...
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Drew Kelley

April 10, 2016

Drew Kelley, 18, of Gosnell, passed away Sunday, April 10, 2016. Drew was born in Blytheville to Howard and Laura (Hopper) Kelley and was a lifelong resident. Drew was a member of the Senior Class of 2016 at Gosnell High School. His favorite class was Mrs. Charissa Moore's Ag class. Drew also love to weld, and aspired to go to welding school after graduation. He was a member of the Gosnell Trap...
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Janice Welch

March 27, 2016

Janice Kay Welch, 60, of Blytheville, passed away Sunday, March 27, 2016 at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born to William and Juanita (Knight) McMinn, Janice was a homemaker. She loved to raise calves and pretty punch. Janice loved to play with her grandchildren, they were her whole world. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, George McMinn and Olin McMinn; and...
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William "Pedro" Reese

March 27, 2016

William "Pedro" Reese, 71, of Steele, Missouri, passed away Sunday, March 27, 2016 at his home. Born to Eules and Juanita (Lee) Reese, William was a retired truck driver and of the Baptist faith. He was a member of Bethany Baptist Church. William served his country honorably in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Mr. Reese enjoyed watching sports, especially football. He loved...
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Johnnie Alice Trotter

March 26, 2016

Johnnie Alice Raspberry Trotter, 85 of Jasper, Alabama and formerly of Blytheville, passed from this life on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at Ridgewood Nursing Home in Jasper, Alabama. Born to Delmer and Anner (Palmer) Raspberry, Johnnie was a homemaker and was of the Baptist Faith. She was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church in Jasper. While living in Blytheville, Johnnie was an employee at...
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J.T. Tippy

March 23, 2016

J.T. Tippy, 95, of Lake City, passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro. Born to Jack and Mary Tippy, J.T. served his country honorably in the United States Army during World War II. He served in the Army as an artillery gunner from September 1944 to June 1946, and was a cook the last six months of service. He worked as a construction worker for P&S Construction...
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Hester Williams

March 21, 2016

Mrs. Hester Williams, 92, of Osceola, passed away Monday, March 21, 2016 at her home. Born to Jess and Mae McClain, Mrs. Williams was a homemaker. She loved to cook and sew. She also loved her church. Mrs. Williams adored her grand and great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, H.B. Williams; her parents; and sisters, Orie Groves, Muriel Waldo, Ellen Brawner, and Mattie...
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Richard Pereszlay

March 18, 2016

Richard "Dickie" Pereszlay, 84, of Blytheville, passed away Friday, March 18, 2016 at his home. Born to John and Helen (Orosz) Pereszlay in Toledo, Ohio, he was a retired tool and die engineer at Borg Warner. Richard served his country honorably as a medic in the United States Army. Richard was a member of the Hungarian Reform Church in Toledo, Ohio. He was a mason for 30 years. Richard also...
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Casey Conley

March 14, 2016

Robert Casey Conley, 81, passed away Monday, March 14, 2016. He was born February 13, 1935 in Blytheville to Calvin and Jewel Conley. Casey was a veteran, having served in the United States Army. He was a great cook and everyone loved his baked hams and coconut cakes. He was preceded in death by his parents; and stepdaughter, Scarlett Blankenship. Casey leaves his wife, Wanda Webb Conley; sons...
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Rose Higgins

March 14, 2016

Rose Elizabeth Higgins, 59, of Blytheville, passed away Monday, March 14, 2016 at her home. Rose was raised by her aunt and uncle, Tille and Sam Adams, alongside her cousins who were more like brothers and sisters, Doug, Scott, and Susan. She loved to go to church and was a member of Bethany Baptist. She also loved to play games on her computer. Rose loved her kids and grandkids. She was...
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Charlene Harris

March 14, 2016

Charlene Hoskins Harris, 85, of Blytheville, passed away Monday, March 14, 2016 at Heritage Square Nursing Home in Blytheville. Born to I.T., Sr. and Edna (Aycock) Walker, Charlene was retired from Gosnell School District where she was the cafeteria manager and drove the school bus. She loved the outdoors and going water skiing, fishing, and other outdoor activities. She was preceded in death...
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Mary Esther Springer

March 14, 2016

Mary Esther Hoskins Springer, 101, of Blytheville, passed away Monday, March 14, 2016 at her home. Born to Albert and Lula (Polk) Hoskins, Mary was retired from Skill Company where she was a supervisor. She loved church and was very active in church work. Mary was a former member of Half Moon Assembly of God. In earlier years, she was the W.M.C. (ladies director) for the area. For a short time,...
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Laney Dowdle

March 12, 2016

Laney Saige Dowdle, 2, of Blytheville, passed away Saturday, March 12, 2016 at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Laney leaves her parents, Jeremy Dowdle and Beth Burnett of Blytheville; brothers, Cutter Dowdle of Blytheville and Gage Dowdle of Whitehouse, Texas; grandparents, Rod and LaRue Dowdle of Tyler, Texas and Cathy and Wade Hughes of Blytheville; aunts and uncles, Chad Dowdle of...
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Winfred "Buddy" Tounzen, Jr.

March 11, 2016

Winfred "Buddy" Tounzen, Jr., 58, of Blytheville, passed away March 11, 2016 at his home. Buddy was born in Blytheville to Winfred, Sr. and Ruth Tounzen. He loved to watch and play football. Buddy was a family man and he loved his children, and adored his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father. Buddy is survived by his mother, Ruth; children, April Malone and her husband...
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Willie Easley

March 9, 2016

Mrs. Willie Easley, age 84 of Apopka, Florida and formerly of Blytheville, passed from this life on Wednesday March 9, 2016 at Hospice of The Comforter in Altamonte Springs, Florida. Born to Cleatus and Leslie Banks in Bruce Mississippi. She was a retired Supervisor at American Greeting in Osceola Arkansas, and a member of Victory Baptist Church in Apopka Florida, where she was an active member...
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Judy Bratton

March 8, 2016

Judy Elizabeth Bratton, 69, of Sheridan, Arkansas, passed away Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at her home. Judy was born to Curtis and Georgia Mason in Mississippi County. She was a member of Marlow Missionary Baptist Church in Sheridan. Prior to moving, she was a member of Gosnell Baptist Church. Judy loved gardening and her koi fish ponds. She also loved to decorate. Raising her family and serving her...
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Wanda Lee Doyle

March 8, 2016

Wanda Lee Doyle, 87, of Collierville, Tennessee, passed away Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at Baptist Hospital in Collierville. Born to Theodore B. and Mary Lela (Putt) Long, Lee graduated from Burdette High School in 1946. She was a homemaker and an antique dealer. Antiques and shopping were her hobbies. She had a passion for Yorkie dogs. Lee loved to play bridge, and played early on. She was...
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Anita Mastowski

March 7, 2016

Anita Mastowski, 64, of Blytheville, passed away Monday, March 7, 2016 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Born to Anthony and Veronica Nitko, Anita was a secretary and of the Catholic faith. She loved spending time with her family and keeping up with her grandkids. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Joseph Mastowski; and her parents. Anita leaves her children,...
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Bettye Claxton

March 4, 2016

Bettye Gaines Gann Claxton, age 89, left this earthly realm and entered her Heavenly home on March 4, 2016. She was born October 3, 1926 to Roy H. and Effie Cobb Gaines of Blytheville. A farmer's daughter and farmer's wife, Bettye lived in Blytheville all of her life. She was a wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Bettye was a member of the First United Methodist Church and...
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Georgia Cox

March 4, 2016

Georgia Bell Cox, age 89, of Halfmoon, was called home to be with the Lord Thursday, March 3, 2016 at her home in Halfmoon. Born to Bill and Eva (Warren) Overton, Georgia was a true homemaker. She liked to work in her yard and fish. Georgia was a Born Again member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. Her children, grandchildren, church, and home were her life. She enjoyed watching her grandchildren play....
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Mary Northcutt

March 3, 2016

Mary Leona Northcutt, age 81, of Blytheville, passed away Thursday, March 3, 2016 at Brookhaven Healthcare in West Plains, Missouri. Born to Irving and Pearl (Mays) Alexander, Mary was retired from Walmart after being a faithful employee of 26 years. She also worked as the account supervisor at the Credit Union for 24 years. Mary loved her church and the community. She was a member at Bethany...
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Mary Sipes

March 3, 2016

Mary Linda Stigall Sipes, 67, of Gosnell, passed away Thursday, March 3, 2016. She was a retired employee of 18 years of Borg Warner. She loved spending time with her grand and great grandchildren. Prior to her illness, she loved to hunt, fish, and search the cotton fields for marbles. She is proceeded in death by her husband of 35 years, Doyle Sipes; her parents, Robert and Avilou Stigall; a...
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Joy Bell Riggs

March 3, 2016

Joy Wooldridge Riggs, age 86, of Brandon, Mississippi and formerly of Blytheville, passed away Wednesday, March 3, 2016 at Highland Home Nursing Center in Ridgeland, Mississippi. Born to Rufus and Iantha (Rustin) Wooldridge, Joy was a homemaker and was a longtime resident of Blytheville. She was a member of the LoneOak, Mississippi County, and the Arkansas Extension Homemakers Council, having...
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Norma Hillis

February 27, 2016

Normal Louise Hillis, 67, of Blytheville, passed away Saturday, February 27, 2016 at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro. Born to James D. and Estelle (Wright) Brackin, Norma was a homemaker. She was involved with the Circle of Hope Cancer center as well as St. Jude. Norma collected bears, angels, cardinals, and snowmen. She very generously donated her bear collection to the State and local police...
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Roger Callender

February 27, 2016

Roger Clifton Callender, 69, of Blytheville, passed away Saturday, February 27, 2016 at the Memphis VA Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee. Born to P.C. and Eva (Rodgers) Callender, Roger was a former employee at Bush Brothers and a member of Dell Baptist Church. He was a musician, loved to play music, and was the founder and leader of the Callender Band. Roger also served his country honorably...
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Ray Clouse

February 26, 2016

Edward Ray Clouse of Blytheville passed away Friday, February 26, 2016 at the age of 87. Ray was born in Curdsville, Kentucky on May 28, 1928. He graduated valedictorian of his class from Armorel High School in 1947 and joined the Army soon after, and was deployed to Germany. He attended The University of Arkansas and earned a degree in electrical engineering. Ray was a Civil Service...
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Glenda Gill

February 24, 2016

Glenda Ellen Carpenter Gill, 62, of Steele, Missouri and formerly of Blytheville, passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at her home. Born to Lloyd and Mary Elizabeth (Phillips) Carpenter, Glenda was the owner/operator of River City Spice Company and Razorback Carry Out. She loved plants and barbequing. Along with her husband, Ray Alan Gill, they won numerous awards for their barbeque and were...
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RoxAnn Stubblefield

February 22, 2016

RoxAnn Stubblefield, 65, of Blytheville passed away Monday, February 22, 2016 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born to James and Margaret (Hodge) Wisdom on July 11, 1950. RoxAnn was the former plant secretary at Borg-Werner, and she currently worked at the Mississippi County Assessor's Office. RoxAnn loved flowers and was the former owner of Petal Pushers. She also enjoyed...
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Hershel Maynor

February 13, 2016

Hershel Maynor, 75, of Blytheville, passed away Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Born to Clarence and Zelder Maynor, Hershel was a retired truck driver and of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed the outdoors and outdoor activities such as fishing and riding four wheelers. Hershel also enjoyed playing cards and doing word searches. He was preceded in...
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Sadie Mitchell

July 13, 1923 - February 12, 2016

Sadie Mitchell, 92, of Blytheville, passed away Friday, February 12, 2016. Born to John and Ruby (Carter) Tarpy, Sadie was the owner of Treasurer Jewelers. Sadie was a dedicated mother and grandmother. She was a devoted Catholic. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Mitchell, parents and son, Jimmy Mitchell. Sadie leaves two daughters, Bettye Gail Austin (Gene), of Neosho, MO, and...
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Lonnie Holdaway

February 6, 2016

Lonnie Eugene Holdaway, 45, of Blytheville, passed away Saturday, February 6, 2016 at his home. Born to Bobby and Sandra (Razer) Holdaway, Lonnie was the former parts manager at Blytheville Ford Lincoln and Mercury. He was an avid Oklahoma Sooners fan and loved playing with his great niece and nephew. He was preceded in death by his father. Lonnie is survived by his wife, Cyndi Hillis Holdaway...
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Sarah Kirk

February 5, 2016

Sarah Lee Kirk, 78, of Steele, Missouri, made entry into her heavenly home Friday, February 5, 2016 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Born to Monroe and Rosa (Mullins) King, Sarah was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. Sarah attended both Holland and Cooter schools. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Steele. Sarah was the former chairman of the...
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Ethan Robert Scott

February 5, 2016

Ethan Robert Scott, 7 month old infant son of Ashton and Jason Scott, passed away Friday, February 5, 2016 at his home. Ethan was born in Blytheville and attended Eastside Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Robert Guilliams; and uncle, Phillip MacDonald. Ethan leaves his parents, Ashton and Jason Scott of the home; his big brother, Braden Scott of the home;...
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Ross Smith

February 3, 2016

William Ross Smith, 35, of Blytheville, passed away Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at his home. Ross was a graduate of Blytheville High School. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from the University of Mississippi, where he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He was also a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Blytheville. Ross was an integral part of the family...
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Mary Marie Anderson

February 1, 2016

Mary Marie Anderson, 82, of Cooter, Missouri, passed away Monday, February 1, 2016 at her home. Born to Edgar and Annie (Rider) Miller, Marie was a homemaker. She was a member of Tyler Church of God. Church was her life and she played a very active role in her church. Marie was a former Sunday school teacher and the Sunday school superintendent. She was also the youth choir leader. Marie was an...
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William Hershel Gray

February 1, 2016

Hershel Gray, 92, of Blytheville, passed away Monday, February 1, 2016 at Flo and Phil Hospice House in Jonesboro. Born to Hannah and Annie (Hearn) Gray, Hershel was a welder, at Thrall Car welding box cars in Chicago Heights, Illinois. He was also an employee at ACCO in Blytheville. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during World War II. Mr. Gray was a member of Ruddle...
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Peggy Hale

February 1, 2016

Peggy Hale, 66, of Blytheville, passed away Monday, February 1, 2016 at her home. Born to Delbert "Big Boy" and Irene (McCarroll) Cannon, Peggy was the payroll officer at Arkansas Northeastern College. She was very dedicated to her job. In her free time, Peggy enjoyed putting together jigsaw puzzles and going with her husband to antique car shows. She was an animal lover. She also enjoyed...
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Martha Young

January 31, 2016

Martha Young, 79, of Blytheville, passed away Sunday, January 31, 2016 at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born to Elbert and Hazel (Teague) Wharton, Martha was a retired teacher from Blytheville High School. She earned her Bachelor's degree in education at Arkansas State Teachers College, which is now University of Central Arkansas. Martha was of the Methodist faith and was a member...
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Virginia Westmorlan

October 13, 1921 - January 31, 2016

Virginia Lee Westmorlan, 94, of Kennett, Missouri, passed away Sunday, January 31, 2016 at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett, Missouri. Born to Ira and Florence Parks, she was a homemaker and loved gardening. Mrs. Westmorlan was of the Pentecost faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bert Westmoreland; her parents; sons, Charles Ford and Richard Utley; granddaughters,...
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James Farmer

January 28, 2016

James Winford Farmer, 80, of Blytheville, passed away Thursday, January 28, 2016 at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro. Born to Clyde and Mamie Farmer, James was a retired, honorable veteran of the United State Air Force. He served in the Korean and Vietnam wars. Mr. Farmer was a member of the American Legion and NCOA. James was also a member of Pathway Ministries. He was a loving father,...
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Jean Smith

January 27, 2016

Jean Smith, 91, of Blytheville, passed away Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Jean was born in Terra Haute, Indiana in 1924. Mrs. Smith was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Blytheville. She was a member of the Altar Society and Blytheville Junior Auxiliary. Jean was the co-owner of Lad and Lassie Toy Store. She also loved to travel....
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Vivian Ruth Perkins

January 21, 2016

Vivian Ruth Perkins, 87, of Luxora passed away Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 at St. Bernards Hospital in Jonesboro. She was a resident at Heritage Square Nursing Home for the past six years. She was born in 1928 in Decatur, Ala. to the late Earnest and Inez Coggins. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Travis Perkins; six brothers, Cecil Coggins, Glenn Coggins, Turner Coggins, James...
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Jesilene Burton

January 18, 2016

Jesilene Long Burton, of Blytheville, died on January 18, 2016 at the age of 101. Jesilene was born February 8, 1914 on her family farm in Gosnell, Arkansas, which became Blytheville Army Airfield in 1942. She was the eldest child of James C. Long and Media Crawford Long. After receiving her nursing degree from the Nursing School of Blytheville Hospital, Jesilene worked for over 50 years as...
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Vaughn Jerome

January 18, 2016

Mr. Vaughn Acton Jerome, 70, died January 18, 2016 at his home in Blytheville. Born April 23, 1945 in Blytheville, he was the son of Dr. Newell G. Jerome and Margaret Jane Acton Jerome. He attended the Blytheville Schools, graduating in 1963. He was an Eagle Scout. Mr. Jerome graduated from Arkansas State University in 1967 with a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education. He was a member of Lambda...
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Warren Nelson

January 14, 2016

Warren Nelson, age 67 of Hot Springs, Arkansas, passed away Thursday, January 14, 2016 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later time. Cobb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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