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Wylie Devurn Slagley (06/29/16)
Wylie Devurn Slagley was born in Swifton, Ark., Nov. 21, 1931, son of David Wylie and Mary Ann (Williford) Slagley. He departed this life Monday, June 20, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, at the age of 84 years, 6 months and 30 days. Wylie was married to Vinita Lingo for 30 years. ...
Joel Dean "Jay" Martin (06/29/16)
Joel Dean "Jay" Martin, 78, of Calico Rock, Ark., died in Culp, Ark. Arrangements by Eddie's Family Funeral Home in Calico Rock. Joel Dean "Jay" Martin, son of the late Joel Jefferson Martin and Delphia Branscum Martin, was born Dec. 24, 1937 in Culp, Ark. ...
Merlin Hamilton (06/29/16)
Merlin Hamilton of Newton passed from this life on Wednesday evening, June 22, 2016, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton, Iowa under the care of Mercy Hospice. Merlin George Hamilton, 73, was born Feb. 22, 1943, near New London. The son of Lester and Valda (Hammond) Hamilton. ...
Jane Ann (Stone) Guffey (06/22/16)
Jane Ann (Stone) Guffey was born in West Plains, Mo., June 23, 1957, daughter of Floyd and Eula (Keith) Stone. She departed this life Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark., at the age of 58 years, 11 months and 22 days. Jane was united in marriage to Kennard Carrol Guffey in Salem, Ark., Feb. ...
Frances Ruth Story (06/01/16)
Frances Ruth Story, 84, of Evening Shade, died on May 29, 2016, in Little Rock. She was born in Lamb County, Texas on December 19, 1931 to William Elmer Cary and Johnnye Blanche (Jackson) Cary. Ruth loved to crochet, quilt, and sew. She also loved doing things for her grandchildren and other people in the community. She was a homemaker and a member of the Piney Fork Church of Christ...
Gary David Garrison (06/01/16)
Gary David Garrison, was born the son of Oba Garrison Jr. and Rosemary Garrison on July 5, 1956, in Kansas City, Mo, and departed this life May 25, 2016, in Thayer, Mo. at the age of 59 years. He was united in marriage to Dianna Williams and to this union, one child was born, Jennifer Lynne Garrison...
Bonnie Lee Taylor (06/01/16)
Bonnie Lee Taylor was born in St. Johns, Mich., April 10, 1942 , the son of Asa Theodore and Bessie Bell (Fockler) Taylor. He departed this life Thursday, May 26, 2016, at his home in Salem, at the age of 74 years, 1 month and 16 days. Bonnie was united in marriage to Georgene Noralee Numerick on May 27, 1961, in Owosso, Mich.. ...
Andrew Reid Wilcox (06/01/16)
Andrew Reid Wilcox, 88, formerly of Salem, died May 21, 2016 at his home in Mt. Pleasant, Ark. He served as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force from 1948-1970, having flown in both the Korean and Vietnam wars. He is survived by his wife, Doris Elizabeth Wilcox; daughters, Heather Weiss, Sandra Robbins and Robyn Wilcox; brother, Rodney Wilcox; sister, Sally Rousseau; grandchildren, Matthew Weiss, Katie Robbins and Karen Robbins; daughter-in-law, Jeanie Wilcox; and sons-in-law Chuck Weiss and Brent Robbins. ...
Helen Willene Gaston (06/01/16)
Helen Willene (Evans) Gaston was born in Ash Flat, April 21, 1924, the daughter of Samuel Herbert and Margaret Jeanette (Duvall) Evans. She departed this life May 25, at Crown Point Health and Rehab Center in Horseshoe Bend, Ark., at the age of 92 years, 1 month and 4 days...
Willard G. Savadge (05/25/16)
Willard G. Savadge was born in Chester, New Jersey on January 12, 1946, son of Willard and Margaret (Blackford) Savadge. He departed this life on May 9, 2016, at the age of 70 years, 3 months and 27 days. Willard worked as a chain saw artist and was a member of the Art Center of North Arkansas located at Town Center, Cherokee Village, Arkansas. He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1966-1968 in Vietnam...
Al Ribitzki (05/18/16)
Al Ribitzki was born in Rosebud, Texas, July 6, 1931, son of Anton and Veronica (Canik) Ribitzki. He departed this life in Little Rock, Ark., Sunday, May 8, 2016, at the age of 84 years, 10 months and two days. Al was united in marriage to Lillie LaFrances Porsch on Jan. ...
Chloe Joy Whiteside (05/18/16)
Chloe Joy Whiteside received her ultimate healing on May 5, 2016. After struggling for five weeks, she passed gently from the arms of her loving parents to the arms of Jesus. While Chloe's life seems far too short to many, she taught us more in her five weeks on this earth than many accomplish in a lifetime. Chloe Joy's life helped us realize each day is truly a gift to be cherished and an opportunity to be a light for others...
George Garland "Pa" Branscum (05/11/16)
George Garland "Pa" Branscum was born in Ash Flat, Ark., April 4, 1925, son of Tramuel Stewart and Ethel Viola (Roper) Branscum. He departed this life Monday, May 2, 2016, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark., at the age of 91 years and 28 days...
Death Notices for week of April 18-22 (04/20/16)
Robin S. Henderson, 52, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died April 9 at WRMC in Batesville, Ark. Arrangements by Tri-County Funeral Home in Highland. Thomas Leahy, 74, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died April 10 at WRMC in Batesville. Arrangements by Tri-County Funeral Home in Highland...
Russell Skeens (04/20/16)
Russell Skeens, 78, of Hardy, Ark. went peacefully to be with the Lord on Friday, April 15, 2016. His family was by his side at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House. Russell was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Jeanette Schwarz Skeens and leaves behind his daughter, Karen Skeens Carter and her husband Terry Carter of West Memphis, Ark.; his daughter, Trisha Skeens Gillispie and her husband Cody Gillispie of Decatur, Texas; his daughter, Jacqueline Skeens Cavender and her husband, Clay Cavender of Tyler, Texas; his son, Mark Skeens of Decatur, Texas; his sister, Lucille and husband Carwell of N.C.; his sister, Ruth Bishop of Tucson, Ariz. ...
Brenden Ellis Hedden (04/20/16)
Brenden Ellis Hedden was born the son of Jeffrey Van Hedden and Susan Kathleen (Calfee) Hedden on March 1, 2000, in West Plains, Mo., and departed this life on April 10, 2016, at his home in White Church, Mo., at the age of 16 years. He is survived by his parents, Jeff and Sue Hedden of the family home in White Church; one brother, Kolton Van Hedden and one sister, Paige Elaine Hedden, both of White Church; paternal grandparents, Richard and Joyce Hedden of Thayer, Mo.; maternal grandmother, Mary Calfee of West Plains, Mo.; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; other relatives and friends.. ...
Gary Turner (04/06/16)
Gary "Toad" Turner, 67, of Myrtle, Miss. Formerly of Ash Flat, Ark. died Monday, March 28, 2016 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in New Albany,Miss. He was born in Morriston, Ark. on August 26, 1948 to Kenneth Ray Turner and Arilla Bell Turner. He was a salesman for Martin Industries and later started driving his own truck. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member of the New Albany Church of Christ. He loved to garden and cook...
Lota Jumaday Hughes (04/06/16)
Lota Jumaday Hughes, 63, of Herndon, Va. passed into God's graces Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016 surrounded by her family. Lota is the wife of former editor David T. Hughes. Mrs. Hughes, a devout Catholic, enjoyed spending time with friends, co-workers and extended family, but devoted her life to her son, husband and new grandson. She loved to travel, especially to New England and the Boston area because of family there with whom she was very close...
James William Stubbe (04/06/16)
James William Stubbe, 63, of Cherokee Village, Ark. and formerly of Fond du Lac, Wis., passed away Sunday, March 27, 2016 at St. Agnes Hospital. He was born on July 16, 1952, the first child of William Frederick and Stella Verna Stubbe. Jim served in the United States Marine Corps from 1971-1975 and was very proud of his military service. Jim married the love of his life, Kathleen Schmitz, on April 15, 1972...