November 22, 2006 Edition

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Dylan Matthew Colburn


Jerry Allen Carr Mayola Allison Felts J.D. Harris Jr.
Beatres Hutchison Daniel Lee Maggard Leo Mitchell
Louise Glenn Pace Denver O. Sauls Rudy Junior Slatton
Albert Edward White


Dylan Matthew Colburn

David and Suzy Colburn of Walnut Ridge announce the birth of a son, born Nov. 13, 2006, at NEA Medical Center in Jonesboro. He weighed six pounds, 13 ounces, and has been named Dylan Matthew Colburn. He has a brother, Cody Tyler Colburn.

Grandparents are Debbie Bookout of Walnut Ridge and Rick and Celeste Colburn of Goobertown. Great-grandparents are Mary (Mrs. Jerry) Bookout of Walnut Ridge, Bonnie Colburn and Carl and Joy Colburn, all of Jonesboro, and May Belle Brown of Doniphan, Mo.

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Jerry Allen Carr

Jerry Allen Carr, 71, of Jonesboro, died Nov. 19, 2006, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Born in Sedgwick, he retired after serving 22 years in the U.S. Air Force from 1954-1976. He moved to Jonesboro in 1976. He worked for David Ezell and Precision Systems Inc. Heat and Air Conditioning for several years and was a member of the Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by a son, Sidney Alfred "Al" Carr; and his parents, Eric and Elva Simpson Carr.

Survivors include two daughters, Renee Lawrence, Black Rock, and Karen Denise Worley, Milton, Fla.; two sons, David Wayne Carr, Allen, Texas, and Steven Allen Carr, Milton; four sisters, Jean Young and Pat McGregor, both of Jonesboro, Joyce Walton, Walnut Ridge, and Nancy Carr, Ravenden; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Graveside service was Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Herndon Cemetery with Mitchell Walton officiating. Emerson Funeral Home of Jonesboro had charge of arrangements.

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Mayola Allison Felts

Mayola Allison Felts, 82, of Jonesboro, died Nov. 12, 2006, at the Craighead County Nursing Center.

Born in Cash, she was the daughter of William Edward and Thena Arizona Allison. She lived in the Egypt and Walnut Ridge area before moving to Jonesboro in 1951. She dropped out of school during World War II to work in a factory in support of the war effort. She retired from Sears after 21 years of service, working her way up from floor clerk to head cashier. She was a member of Walnut Street Baptist Church and the Caregivers Sunday School Class.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Clyde Alton Felts; three brothers, Edward Allison, Cleo Allison and Emanuel "Bunk" Allison; and four sisters, Ruby Rogers, Edith Greene, Zelma Pendley and Maggie Locke.

Survivors include, a son, Randy Felts, San Antonio; a daughter, Sharon Ward Cooper, Jonesboro; two sisters, Bernice Burris and Beatrice Blanchard; four grandchildren, Karen Felts Brown, John Felts, Allison Ward Whitmire and Aaron Ward; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Thursday at 1 p.m. at Walnut Street Baptist Church with Dr. Glen Putman, and Bros. Jerry Parker and Curtis Shatley officiating. Burial was in Markham Cemetery, near Egypt, under the direction of Emerson Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Pallbearers were Jim Gillis, Jim Ellis, Jim Corter, Joe Pierce, David Jeans and David Ward. Honorary pallbearers were Don Barnes, L.L. Bennett, Allen Edwards, Calvin Hollingsworth, Marshall Border, Bob Householder, Johnny Shields, Dr. Michael Thompson and members of the Fishers Sunday School Class.

Memorials may be made to Walnut Street Baptist Church Building Fund, 1910 Scenic Drive, Jonesboro, AR 72401.

An online guestbook is available at

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J.D. Harris Jr.

J.D. Harris Jr., 83, of Benton, died Nov. 17, 2006, at his home.

Born Jan. 22, 1923, in Strawberry, he was the son of Jeff and Jetta Penn Harris. His family moved to Swifton in early life and later moved to Walnut Ridge, where he graduated from Walnut Ridge High School.

He joined the Army Air Corps in January 1943 and was trained as a radio operator and upper turret gunner. In July 1944, he was assigned to the 484th bomber group with the 15th Air Force in Italy. He was taken as a prisoner of war by German troops on August 20, 1944, after his bomber was shot down in Hungary. He was held in various prison camps in Hungary and Germany before being released to American troops on April 28, 1945.

After his discharge from the Air Corps, he attended the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. After working in Paragould and Batesville, he and his family moved to Benton in 1954, where he was hired to manage Sherman's Shoe Store. He later purchased the business and operated it under the name of Harris Shoes, Inc., until his retirement in 1985.

He was active in various civic, business and service organizations in the Benton area. He had served on the board of directors and as vice-commander of Arkansas chapter of American Ex-Prisoner of War and was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans.

He attended Parkview United Methodist Church in Benton, where he had been one of the teachers of the Fellowship Class.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Gene Harris and Fleer Harris; and three sisters, Mildred Reynolds, Gladys Summers and Coryth Hardin.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Verl Harris; a daughter, Patti Eubanks, Little Rock; and four grandchildren, Erin Scherer, Sara Scherer, Greg Scherer and Hamilton Eubanks Jr.

Graveside service was Monday at 10 a.m. at Pinecrest Memorial Park at Alexander, with Rev. Douglas Edwards officiating. Roller-Ballard Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Parkview United Methodist Church, 514 North Border Street, Benton, AR 72015 or Saline Memorial Hospital Hospice, #1 Medical Park Drive, Benton.

An online guestbook is available at

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Beatres Hutchison

Beatres Hutchison, 81, of Lynn, died Nov. 15, 2006, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

Born May 28, 1925, in Clover Bend, she was the daughter of George and Annie Frances Light Turnbull. She was the former manager of the B-J Drive Inn and the Shirey Bay Drive Inn, and was a member of the Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Jay Hutchison, on March 25, 1985, whom she married June 12, 1965.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Richey, Lynn; a sister, Jessie Shook, Alicia; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Saturday at 1 p.m. in Bryan Chapel with Sister Rebecca Lapiro officiating. Burial was in Powhatan Cemetery under the direction of Bryan Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Gary Light, Lavon Light, Ronnie Light, Larry Light, Billy Wayne Light and Randy Light. Buford Light served as honorary pallbearer.

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Daniel Lee Maggard

Daniel Lee Maggard, 38, of Sedgwick, died Nov. 18, 2006.

Born Oct. 19, 1968, in Salem, he was a lineman for a cable company and was of the Baptist belief.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Timmy Maggard.

Survivors include his wife, Kimberly Fisher Maggard, whom he married June 20, 1997; three daughters, Enola Maggard, Sierra Maggard and Brianna Maggard, all of the home; a son, Daniel Maggard, of the home; his parents, Don and Mary Maggard, Black Rock; four brothers, Tommy Maggard, Trumann, Andy Maggard and Robert Maggard, both of Hot Springs, and Randy Maggard, Black Rock; and three sisters, Donna Booth, Royal, Diane Dulaney, Hot Springs, and Jeanette Smith, Sedgwick.

Graveside service is Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at Kelly Cemetery, near Black Rock, with Bro. Dennis Truxler officiating. Bryan Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Maggard, Andy Maggard, Randy Maggard, Robert Maggard, Tony Dulaney and Richard Lucas.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Leo Mitchell

Leo Mitchell, 80, of Walnut Ridge, died Nov. 16, 2006.

Survivors include his wife, Bertha Mitchell; two sons, David Mitchell and Charlie Mitchell, both of Walnut Ridge; three daughters, Freda Louis, Pocahontas, and Lorie Cox and Catherine Cox, both of Walnut Ridge; three brothers, Nelson Mitchell, Melvin Mitchell and Jerry Mitchell; and several grandchildren.

Graveside service was Monday at Chesser Cemetery at Pocahontas under the direction of Cox-Waymon Funeral Home of Pocahontas.

Donations may be made for final expenses.

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Louise Glenn Pace

Louise Glenn Pace, 81, died Nov. 20, 2006, at Walnut Ridge Nursing and Rehab.

She had lived at Lynn the past 14 years after moving from Bunker, Mo. She was a homemaker, a former telephone operator and was a member of the Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Darrell Hathcoat, in Dec. 1998; and twin daughters, Anita Hathcoat and Juanita Hathcoat.

Survivors include her husband, Rue Pace; a daughter, Sheila Shelton, Collierville, Tenn.; two sons, Gary Hathcoat, Ellington, Mo., and Stan Hathcoat, DeLand, Fla.; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Funeral is today (Wednesday) at 1:30 p.m. at the Lynn Church of Christ with Kenny Townsley officiating. Burial will be in Lawrence Memorial Park under the direction of House-Gregg Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Burl Bristow, Ralph Brown, John Shelton, Brian Shelton, Hunter Hathcoat and Jared Hathcoat.

Visitation is today (Wednesday) from noon until time of the service.

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Denver O. Sauls

Denver O. Sauls, 90, of Jonesboro, brother of J.E. Sauls of Walnut Ridge, died Nov. 15, 2006, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro. Burial was Friday in Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Emerson Funeral Home of Jonesboro. An online guestbook is available at

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Rudy Junior (Duggan) Slatton

Rudy Junior (Duggan) Slatton, 82, of Benton, died Nov. 18, 2006, at Saline Memorial Hospital.

Born Feb. 28, 1924, in Walnut Ridge, he was the son of Rudy and Minnie Slatton. He was the former manager of the Walnut Ridge Pool Hall, a farmer and a member of the Salem Baptist Church at Benton.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Jack Slatton and Roy Slatton; and a sister, Gussie Rice.

Survivors include his wife, Mae Lucille Tolbert Slatton, whom he married July 15, 1968; two stepsons, Douglas N. Richey, Greenwood, and Kenneth W. Richey, Clinton; a stepdaughter, Rita Graddy, North Carolina; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral is Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Bryan Chapel with Bros. Marion Stringer and Harold Russell officiating. Burial will be in Lawrence Memorial Park under the direction of Bryan Funeral Home.

Visitation is Tuesday night from 6 to 8.

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Albert Edward White

Albert Edward White, 87, of O'Kean, died Nov. 14, 2006.

Survivors include two sons, Leslie White, Marmaduke, and Jim White, Walnut Ridge; two daughters, Judy Jones, Smithville, and Paulette Lance, O'Kean; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Friday at 10 a.m. in the chapel of McNabb Funeral Home at Pocahontas with Melvin Shelton officiating. Burial was in Sharum Cemetery. Military honors were provided by Promberger-Traw VFW Post No. 4556.

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