November 1, 2006 Edition

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Births

Anna Claire Belin Jonathan Isaac Dixon River Heath Lee
Ashtin Miles Overstreet Kate Ryan Whitlow

Weddings/Engagements

Bookout ~ Chesser Williams ~ Lee

Obituaries

Martha Elizabeth Baird Patricia Ruth Connor Jerry Clyde Davis
Rosie Lee Ford Teresa Hall Rogers
Tommie Max Saffell

Births

Anna Claire Belin

John and Jacqueline Belin of Gatlinburg, Tenn., announce the birth of their first child, a daughter, born Oct. 13, 2006, at the Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville, Tenn. The baby has been given the name Anna Claire.

Grandparents are Jerry and Joyce Hensley of Pocahontas and George and Phyllis Belin of Branson, Mo.

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Jonathan Isaac Dixon

David and Veronica Dixon of Jonesboro announce the birth a son, born Oct. 16, 2006, at the NEA Medical Center in Jonesboro. The baby weighed seven pounds, 14 ounces, and has been named Jonathan Isaac Dixon.

Grandparents are Bob and Lynn Dixon of Black Rock and Sal and Elana Hernandez of Oklahoma City.

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River Heath Lee
Billy and Amanda Lee of Imboden announce the birth of a son, born Oct. 19, 2006, at the NEA Medical Center in Jonesboro. The baby weighed six pounds, four ounces, and has been named River Heath Lee. He has a brother, Trey Lee.

Grandparents are Billy and Sandra Lee and David and Jackie Bradley, all of Imboden. Great-grandparents are William and Aline Tilley of Datto and Clint and Imogene Bradley of Ravenden.

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Ashtin Miles Overstreet

Jason and Rebecca Overstreet of Hoxie announce the birth of a son, born Sept. 30, 2006, at Harris Hospital in Newport. The baby weighed eight pounds, three ounces, and has been named Ashtin Miles Overstreet.

Grandparents are Terry A. and Charlene Benson and Dian and Randy Rush, all of Hoxie, and John Overstreet of Current View. Great-grandparents are Charlene and Mike Permenter, Jonesboro, Landis "Sonny" Shook of Paragould and Pat Johnson of Pocahontas.

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Kate Ryan Whitlow

Scott and Dena Whitlow of Portia are parents of a daughter, born Oct. 18, 2006, at NEA Medical Center in Jonesboro. The baby weighed seven pounds, 15 ounces, and has been named Kate Ryan Whitlow. She has a sister, EmmaLee Reese Whitlow, three.

Grandparents are Stan Sluder and the late Jean Sluder of Walnut Ridge, Vicka Whitlow and the late Dwayne Whitlow and John Park.

Great-grandparents include Jerry and Phyllis Flippo, Joe and Gail Holland and Bill and Peggy Whitlow. Nella Mullen and Lily Flippo of Black Rock are the great-great-grandmothers.

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Weddings/Engagements

Bookout ~ Chesser

Jennifer Lynn Chesser became the bride of Devlin Macrae Bookout on Oct. 20, 2006, at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Brenda West in Hoxie.

The bride is the daughter of the late Janice Kay Mitchell and Dean Everett Mitchell. Carol and Dean Bookout of Horseshoe Bend are parents of the groom.

Leylan Mitchell served as best man, and Rebecca West was the maid of honor.

Everett Wayne Coggins, son of the bride, gave the bride away. J.P. Morgan performed the ceremony.

The couple will reside in Hoxie.

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Tosha Nicole Lee became the bride of Taylor Alan Williams on Sept. 30, 2006, at First Free Will Baptist Church in Walnut Ridge.

Nuptial music was provided by Debbie Smith, pianist. Kevin Lee gave the bride in marriage.

Tiffany Maronde of Walnut Ridge served as maid of honor, and Cheyanne Maronde of Walnut Ridge was bridesmaid.

Robert Lee of Walnut Ridge was best man, and Anthony Taylor of Walnut Ridge served as groomsman.

Elizabeth Rayner of Sedgwick attended the bride's book.

The reception was held in the reception hall at First Free Will Baptist Church in Walnut Ridge following the ceremony.

The couple will reside in Walnut Ridge.

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Obituaries

Martha "Mattie" Elizabeth Noblin Baird

Martha "Mattie" Elizabeth Noblin Baird, 105, of Lawrence Hall, formerly of Clover Bend, died Oct. 24, 2006, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Born Aug. 15, 1901, at Hopewell, she was the daughter of Benjamin and Mary Leona Hunt Noblin. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William "Frank" Baird; a son, Issac Baird; a stepson, Herbert Baird; eight brothers and four sisters.

Survivors include a sister, Mildred Turley, Grants Pass, Ore.; three granddaughters, Deborah Rice, Walnut Ridge, Mary Baker, Dekalb, Texas, and Tiffany Dalton, Pocahontas; a grandson, David Baird, Hoxie; six great-grandchildren, Andrea, Robert, Jason, Sarah, Heath and Heather; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside service was Saturday at 10 a.m. at Clover Bend Cemetery with Robert Davis and Rob Combs officiating. House-Gregg Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Keith Freeman, Sam Hart, J.C. Hart, Ryan Jones, Robert Rice, Paul King, Alex Latham and Budgie Little.

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Patricia Ruth Connor

Patricia Ruth Connor, 59, of Walnut Ridge, died Oct. 30, 2006, at her home.

A lifelong resident of Sedgwick, she was a homemaker and a member of the Cache River Pentecostal Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond Lewis Sr., and Clara Lee Smith.

Survivors include her husband, David Connor; two daughters, Tammy Galbreath and Tonya Hutsell, both of Hoxie; a son, Randall Conner, Jonesboro; a sister, Brenda Wade, Sedgwick; a brother, Raymond Smith Jr., Sedgwick; and five grandchildren.

Funeral is today at 2 p.m. at the Cache River Pentecostal Church with Rick Hart, Marion Stringer and Paul Craig officiating. Burial will be in Lawrence Memorial Park under the direction of House-Gregg Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Chris Smith, Jason Wade, John Augustine, Josh Augustine, Kevin Smith and Taylor Connor.

Memorials may be made to the Cache River Pentecostal Church Parking Lot Fund, in care of Daphine Douglas, 595 Highway 63, Walnut Ridge, AR 72476.

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Jerry Clyde Davis

Jerry Clyde Davis, 45, died Oct. 23, 2006.

Born Feb. 20, 1961, in Memphis, he graduated from Williams Baptist College in May 2005 with a degree in business administration.

He was a decorated veteran of both the U.S. Marine Corps and of the U.S. Army, earning the Army Service Ribbon, Army Lapel Button, National Defense Service Medal, Multinational Force and Observers Medal, Marine Corp Good Conduct Medal, Air Assault Badge, Army Commendation Medal (Second Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Achievement Medal (First Oak Leaf Cluster), overseas Service Ribbon, Expert Badge with Rifle Component Bar, and the Army Good Conduct Medal.

He was preceded in death by his father, James Kitle Davis.

Survivors include a son, Zachary Thomas Davis, Hollister, Calif., his mother, Jo Culbertson Davis, Star City; and two brothers, Robert K. Davis and Thomas F. Davis, both of Star City.

Funeral was Friday at 10 a.m. at the Griffin Funeral Chapel in Star City with Bro. Allen Hagood officiating. Burial was in Butler/Pleasant Hill Cemetery under the direction of Griffin Funeral Service of Star City.

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Rosie Lee Ford

Rosie Lee Ford, 93, of Pocahontas, formerly of Rt. 1, Walnut Ridge, died Oct. 25, 2006, at Randolph County Medical Center.

Born Dec. 12, 1912, at Elizabeth, she was the daughter of Zachary Taylor and Laura O'Dell Foster. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Ford; two sons, Harold F. For

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Teresa Hall Rogers

Teresa Hall Rogers, 85, of Paragould, died Oct. 29, 2006, at her home.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, Carl R. Rogers, whom she married Jan. 5, 1944; five sons, Carl J. Rogers, Darrell Rogers, Tommy Rogers and Dewayne Rogers, all of Paragould, and Frank Rogers, Light; five daughters, Cindy Hinds, Branson, Mo., Diane Alford, Poplar Bluff, Mo., Patricia Dement and DeLayne Carr, both of Bono, and Mary Lowe, Texas; 32 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Bethel Church of Christ with Lonnie Pyle officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery near Paragould under the direction of House-Gregg Funeral Home.

Visitation is tonight from 5:30 to 8 at the funeral home.

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Tommie Max Saffell

Tommie Max Saffell, 75, of Saffell, died Oct. 26, 2006, at his home.

A lifelong resident of Saffell, he was a retired truck driver, logger and sawmill operator.

He was preceded in death by a stepson, Robbie Hendrickson.

Survivors include three daughters, Gwen Edley and Maria Davis, both of Batesville, and Sheila Collins, Cabot; a son, James "Sam" Saffell, Saffell; two stepdaughters, Betty Doyle, Saffell, and Donna Bristow, Batesville; two stepsons, Danny Hendrickson, Strawberry, and David Hendrickson, Saffell; three sisters, Lorena Hubbard, Venita Doyle and Lana Johnston, all of Saffell; a brother, Billie Saffell, Saffell; 23 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Dee Harville.

Funeral was Sunday at 2 p.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home in Lynn. Burial was in Saffell Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Gene Coleman, Hershel Gilliam, Jerry Gilliam, Ricky Clem, Mitch Bell, Jackie Crews and Gene Lucy.

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