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Stories from Friday, November 23, 2012

Elton Few Allen (11/23/12)
Elton Few Allen, 84, of Ash Flat, Ark. was born on Nov. 24,1927 in Halifax County, N.C. He was the son of Gilbert Lamar and Ida Sue (White) Allen. He departed from this life on Nov. 9, 2012 in Ash Flat, Ark. Allen was united in marriage on Oct. 16, 1954 in Greensville County, Va., to Geneva Ann Allen. He was a farmer, and of the Baptist faith...
Henrietta L. Stone (11/23/12)
Henrietta L. (Franke) Stone, 77, of Thayer, Mo., was born Jan. 14, 1935, in Thayer, Mo., and passed away Nov. 8, 2012, at her home. Survivors include: her husband, Duane, of the home; 3 step-children, Patricia Curtis and husband, Ralph, of Tucson, Ariz., Larry Stone and wife, Kristine, of Crocker, Mo., and Terry Stone and wife, Kathy, of Mammoth Spring, Ark.; 5 grandchildren, Ralph Jr., Jennifer, Jeremy and wife, Melanie, Justin and wife, Misty, Sanci and husband, Brian; 6 great-grandchildren, River, Allison, Elizabeth, Abby, Zane, and Hannah; his brother, Ernest Franke and wife, Charlotte; nieces and nephews, Kimberly, Dan and wife, Lauera, Evelyn, and Jack; a sister-in-law, Vanna Becker; and numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
Thelma Modena Smotherman (11/23/12)
Thelma Modena (Prewitt) Smotherman was born the daughter of Ivens Perry and Mary Modena (James) Prewitt on March 8, 1926 at Ravenden, Ark., and departed this life Nov. 9, 2012, at the home of her daughter in Corpus Christi, Texas, at the age of 86 years...
Martin Dwight McComas, Jr. (11/23/12)
Martin Dwight McComas, Jr., 32, of Mammoth Spring, Ark. died on Nov. 11, 2012 in Memphis, Tenn. He was born Oct. 6, 1980, in Melbourne, Ark. to Martin Dwight, Sr. and Brenda Joyce DeFoe McComas. On June 24, 1999, he married Tiffiney Bradley in Black Rock, Ark. He was employed in the trucking business, was a Mason, and attended Shekinah Tabernacle in Wirth, Ark...
Laura Bell Blair (11/23/12)
Laura Bell Blair was born Laura Bell Anner Branson to Lee and Libbie Branson on Aug. 11, 1925, at Hand, Ark. She died Nov. 13, 2012, at the age of 87 years, 3 months and 2 days. She was dedicated in the Missionary Baptist Church of Hand, Ark. Laura Bell married Arvis Junior Blair on April 14, 1946. They were blessed with four children: Cathy, Juanita, Joyce and Dale...
My skills were worthy of playing a tree (11/23/12)
For the record, this child was left behind when it came to school plays. It was elementary school, sometime during the Richard Nixon era at the White House. It was a Thanksgiving play. Being class clown, or at least attempting to be, did not assure you the lead role in the play...
Black Friday gluttons set to go (11/23/12)
Instead of writing a Black Friday for Dummies handbook, the thought of writing one for those smart enough to remain on the couch consuming that last slice of pumpkin pie has entered my mind more than a few times over the years. It is inevitable, however, that human nature defines our innate ability to, like a beagle seeks out squirrels, sniff out a bargain. ...