December 13, 2006 Edition

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Weslyn Beck Burnside Kolten Seth Cline Kramer Lienel Jones II
Dakota Lyn Raney


Augustine ~ Broadwater Henry ~ Fisher


Mary Rowsey Boucher Anna Marie Camp Gilbert A. Conrey
Charles Ashley Grooms William S. "Bill" Harrel Jane Jackson
Anna Lou Martin Daniel Wayne Puckett Wilford "W.W." Taylor
Olen "Bud" Veal


Weslyn Beck Burnside

Harold and Angie Burnside of Rector are parents of their third daughter, born Dec. 1, 2006, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro. The baby weighed seven pounds, 12 ounces, and has been named Weslyn Beck Burnside. She has two sisters, Heather Burnside, 20, and Braxton Burnside, eight.

Grandmothers are Janice Beck of Piggott and Marjorie Burnside of Clover Bend.

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Kolten Seth Cline

Randy and Pam Cline of Walnut Ridge announce the birth of a son, born Dec. 6, 2006, at Harris Hospital in Newport. The baby weighed seven pounds, four ounces, and has been named Kolten Seth Cline. He has a five-year-old sister, Tyra Cline.

Grandparents are Bobby and Juanita Jackson and David and Pasha Wilburn, all of Walnut Ridge. Great-grandparents are Ray and Betty Jackson, Pauline Chappel and Onimae Wilburn, all of Hoxie.

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Kramer Lienel Jones II

Kramer and Jayme Jones of Batesville announce the birth of a son, born Dec. 7, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. The baby weighed seven pounds, 12 ounces, and has been named Kramer Lienel Jones II. He has two sisters, Jordyn, six and Jacey, five.

Grandparents are Kerry Jones of Strawberry and James III and Darlene Kapales of Walnut Ridge.

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Dakota Lyn Raney

Joe and Angela Raney of Walnut Ridge are parents of a daughter, born Nov. 28, 2006, at Harris Hospital in Newport. The baby weighed five pounds, 14 ounces, and has been named Dakota Lyn Raney. She has a brother, Deron Raney, two.

Grandparents are David Squires of Lynn and Ronda Squires of Corning, Rita Arnold of Jonesboro and the late Lyndon Raney. Great-grandparents are Rose Davis of Walnut Ridge, David Staggs of Corning and Wallace and Sharon Armstrong of Nashville, Tenn.

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Augustine ~ Broadwater

Theodore Columbus "Lum" Augustine and Nora Gail Counce Broadwater were united in marriage on Nov. 4, 2006, at 2 p.m. at the Holiday Inn in Paragould. The private ceremony was officiated by William Faber of College City.

The bride is the daughter of Norma Jean Counce Sharp of Hoxie and the late Daniel C. Counce. She is a 1980 graduate of Williams Baptist College and is employed by Abilities Unlimited Inc. of Jonesboro.

The groom is the son of the late C.F. and Dessie Augustine. He is a graduate of Hoxie High School and is owner of Lion Endeavors Roofing Company.

Ed Taneyhill of Hoxie served as best man, and Alice Goodale of Paragould was matron of honor.

A private reception followed, catered by Hayes Foods of Paragould. Guests were served finger foods and wedding cake.

The couple traveled to Branson for a stay at the Victorian Palace Hotel and attended the Dixie Stampede Christmas Opening as guests of honor.

The couple will reside at 6906 West Kingshighway, Paragould, AR 72450.

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Henry ~ Fisher

Rachel Marie Fisher from Nashville, Tenn., became the bride of Jeffrey Andrew Henry of Jackson, Tenn., on Oct. 7, 2006, at 2 p.m. at the Nashville Korean Presbyterian Church in Brentwood, Tenn.

The bride is the daughter of John and Mi Hyea Fisher of Brentwood, Tenn., and Steve and Ruth Dudugjian from Nashville, Tenn. Her grandparents are Frances Fisher of Gallatin, Tenn., and the late Bill Fisher, Fran Bergen of Gallatin, Tenn., and the late Harold Bergen and Homini and Hobigi Lee of Nashville, Tenn.

She will graduate from Tennessee Technological University in December with a degree in art education and is a member of the Baptist Student Union, National Art Education Association and Visual Arts Society.

The groom is the son of Harroll and Linda Henry of Muscle Shoals, Ala. His grandparents are Ed and Jean Cleaves of Jonesboro and Freda Henry of Walnut Ridge and the late Bill Henry.

He graduated from Tennessee Technological University in May with a degree in mechanical engineering and is attending Southern Baptist Theological Seminary pursuing a masters' of divinity. He is a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, the Baptist Student Union and the Wesley Foundation. He works for First Baptist Church in Hendersonville, Tenn., in the middle school ministry

Rev. Bud Alexander and Dr. Joe Wiles, both of Cookeville, Tenn., officiated at the ceremony. Nuptial music was provided by Matt Glass, Shannon Hayes and Melanie Park.

The bride wore a handmade silk shantung gown with a crossover bodice overlaid in lace and an inset of the same lace along the train.

Melanie Cooper of Nashville, Tenn., sister of the bride, served as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Kerry Dietch of Angleton, Texas, Erin Erb of Cookeville, Tenn., Brittany Willis of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Christina Henry of Muscle Shoals, Ala., sister of the groom.

Thomas Vertrees of Cookeville, Tenn., served as best man. Groomsmen were Mo Elbeitam of Greeneville, S.C., Jonate Scales of Cookeville, Tenn., John Fisher of Nashville, Tenn., brother of the bride, and Josh Cooper of Nashville, Tenn., brother-in-law of the bride.

Following the ceremony, a gourmet reception was held at the church, as well.

Following a seven-day honeymoon to Napa Valley, Calif., they now reside at 1080 West Main Street, Apt. 505, Hendersonville, TN 37075.

Freda Henry of Walnut Ridge, grandmother of the groom, attended the wedding.

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Mary Rowsey Boucher

Mary Rowsey Boucher, 83, of Lake Arrowhead, Calif., died Nov. 11, 2006, at Lake Arrowhead.

She was born and raised at Powhatan and attended school at Powhatan and graduated from Sloan-Hendrix High School.

During World War II, she worked at the Walnut Ridge Air Base. She later moved to Los Angeles, where she worked and attended college at UCLA, majoring in education. After graduation, she taught in the Los Angeles school system for 30 years until her retirement.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Inez Rowsey Schubert; and a brother, William F. "Bud" Rowsey.

Survivors include her husband, Don Boucher; a son, Don Boucher Jr., Rolling Hills, Calif.; and a brother, Frank Rowsey, Gardenia, Calf.

The body was cremated. A memorial service will be held.

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Anna Marie Camp

Anna Marie Camp, 94, of Piggott, died Dec. 5, 2006, at Piggott Community Hospital.

Born Oct. 18, 1912, in Portia, she was the daughter of Charles P. and Bessie Cabler Camp. She was a retired cashier for Arkansas Power & Light. She was a lifelong resident of Lawrence County and a member of First United Methodist Church in Walnut Ridge.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Charles Camp, Roy Camp and Lehman Camp; and two sisters, Thelma Miller and Irene Camp.

Survivors include a brother, William Edward Camp, Rockford, Ill.; several nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral was Saturday at 2 p.m. at Bryan Chapel. Burial was in Lawrence Memorial Park under the direction of Bryan Funeral Home.

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Gilbert A. Conrey

Gilbert A. Conrey, 68, of Spring Hill, Fla., died Dec. 1, 2006, in Spring Hill, following a short illness.

He was a retired Navy officer of 33 years and was also retired from the Merchant Marines after 15 years of service.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Conrey; two sons, Clint Conrey and Cliff Conrey, both of Spring Hill; two brothers, Lehman Conrey, Sedgwick, and William (Bill) Faulkner, Caraway; a sister, Annette Kelley, Gulf Breeze, Fla.; two half-brothers, Harry Conrey and Rick Conrey, both of Walnut Ridge; two half-sisters, Janice King, Hoxie, and Shelia Nettles, Alicia; his stepmother, Lucille Conrey, Walnut Ridge; a stepbrother, Sammy Johnston, Harrisburg, and a stepsister, Mary Boothe, Walnut Ridge.

The body was cremated in Spring Hill.

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Charles Ashley Grooms

Charles Ashley Grooms, 59, of Delaplaine, died Dec. 11, 2006, at his home.

Born March 10, 1947, at Beech Grove, he was a Vietnam era veteran and a retired farmer. He was of the Pentecostal faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Lena Pigue Grooms; and a brother, Bud Grooms.

Survivors include his wife, JoAnn Grooms; three daughters, Angie Guyton and Amy Rice, both of O'Kean, and Ashley Grooms, Pocahontas; a stepdaughter, Dusty Flanery, Paragould; three brothers, Jimmy Grooms, Strawberry, Gwindol Grooms, Delaplaine, and J.L. Grooms, Paragould; four sisters, Bonnie Pitcher and Etta Mae Rone, both of Delaplaine, Shirley Pitcher, Paragould, and Donna Couch, Delaplaine; and two grandchildren, Andy Guyton and Shelby Guyton.

Funeral is today at 1:30 in the Heath Colonial Chapel at Paragould with Rev. Rick Ethridge officiating. Burial will be in Greene County Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearer will be James Shipman, D.J. Shipman, Larry Don Siffel, James Hinkle, Heath Crider, Phillip Keeling and Julian Crider.

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William S. "Bill" Harrell

William S. "Bill" Harrell, formerly of Black Rock, died Dec. 10, 2006, at his daughter's home in Phoenix.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Louise Doyle Harrell.

Survivors include a son, Bill Harrell, Phoenix, three daughters, Shawn Harrell, Phoenix, and Margaret Wills and Betsy Hedinger, both of Fort Smith; two brothers, Max Harrell, Kansas City, Kan., and Marcy Harrell, Jonesboro; 11 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Jesus First Church in Phoenix. A visitation will precede the service at 10 a.m.

Memorials may be made to Neighborhood Christian Clinic, 1929 W. Fillmore St., Phoenix, AZ 85009.

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Jane Jackson

Jane Jackson, 84, of Imboden, died Dec. 6, 2006.

Survivors include three sons, Walter Dale Jackson, Gary Lane Brown and Jimmy Neal Brown, all of Imboden; a daughter, Linda Dian Russell, Springfield, Mo.; 12 grandchildren, Angela Saulsbury, Miranda Reel, Salenia Ingram, Garth Russell, Joshua Day, Daniel Russell, Phillip Russell, Beverly Rockley, Rachel Campbell, Kevin Brown, Jared Brown and Lucrietia Brown; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Saturday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of McNabb Funeral Home at Pocahontas with Lenny Finny officiating. Burial was in Hope Cemetery.

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Anna Lou Martin

Anna Lou Martin, 80, of Hot Springs Village, formerly of Walnut Ridge, died Dec. 4, 2006, at the Advance Care Hospital in Hot Springs.

Born April 26, 1926, in Salem, she was the daughter of Tillman Blakey and Lottie Mae Rosier Shrable. She was a homemaker and was baptized on Aug. 4, 1957 by Rev. Willie Boothe of the Evergreen Baptist Church. She also attended the Catholic Church with Mr. Martin.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Lindle Shrable and Chester Shrable.

Survivors include her husband, Tom Martin; two sons, Harvey Medlock, Black Rock, and Blake Ellis, Rockaway Beach, Mo.; two daughters, Judy Salzman, Rockaway Beach, and Wanda Bratton, Seligman, Mo.; two stepchildren, Terry Hall, Gilbert, Ariz., and Laurie Tieman, Rockford, Mich.; four sisters, Ruby Conway, St. Louis, Ella Faye Cline, Bono, Essie McElrath, Calamine, and Betty Bates, Hot Springs; a brother, Bob Shrable, Walnut Ridge; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Friday at 10 a.m., in Bryan Chapel with Bro. Gary Mashburn officiating. Burial was in Lawrence Memorial Hospital under the direction of Bryan Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Thomas Martin, Duane Cox, Louie Huntington, Kenny Medlock, Bobby Bratton, Ian Sousan, Steven Bratton and Mark Murphy. Grandsons served as honorary pallbearers.

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Daniel Wayne Puckett

Daniel Wayne Puckett, 89, of Magnolia, died Dec. 3, 2006, at his home.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel and Susie Agnes Davis; and a brother, Clyde Puckett, who lived in Walnut Ridge.

A graveside service was held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Cave City Cemetery with Dr. Walter Smith officiating. Qualls Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Community Hospice, 1707 Eastridge Drive, Magnolia, AR 71753 or First United Methodist Church, 320 West Main, Magnolia, AR 71753.

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Wilford "W.W." Taylor

Wilford "W.W." Taylor, age 84, of Hoxie, Arkansas, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2006 at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro.

Mr. Taylor was born January 23,1922, at Smithville, the son of W.S. and Vida Kendall Taylor. He attended school in Smithville, Strawberry, graduating from Sloan-Hendrix Academy in 1941. Entering the United States Army in 1942, he served three and one-half years with the 834 Engineer Aviation Battalion, Company C in Washington State, England and France.

United in marriage to Lorene King on Dec. 20,1946, in North Little Rock, Wilford attended UCA in Conway and graduated from University of Arkansas in 1949 with a BSE in vocational agriculture. He was the first vocational agriculture teacher with the Hoxie School, holding that position for thirteen years. The FFA Chapter members earned many awards during his tenure. Upon leaving his teaching position, he was appointed postmaster at Hoxie by President John F. Kennedy, holding that position until his retirement in 1987.

Wilford was active in the community, was a Charter Member of the Hoxie Housing Authority and served as a commissioner from 1964 to 1988. He was an active member of the Hoxie United Methodist Church, serving in several leadership positions including president of the United Methodist Men.

Survivors include his wife, Lorene King Taylor of the home; two sons. Jerry Taylor, of Burke, Va., and Tim Taylor of Walnut Ridge; one daughter, Sandra Thresher of Earle; six grandchildren, John Taylor, Mark Taylor, Brian Acre, Jamie Welch, Leah Williams and Chan Workman, three great grandchildren, Allie Thresher, Michael Workman and Kylie Welch.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Inez Goff.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9 at the Hoxie United Methodist Church with Rev. Michael Winberry and Rev. Jimmy Dale Thresher officiating. Burial followed at Smithville Cemetery under the direction of Higginbotham Funeral Service in Walnut Ridge.

Lasting memorials may be sent to Hoxie United Methodist Church at 318 S.W. Broad Street in Hoxie, AR 72433 or St. Bernard's Hospic Progam 2813 Forrest Home Rd. Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401.

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Olen "Bud" Veal

Olen "Bud" Veal, 79, of Jonesboro, father of Debra Wall of Walnut Ridge, died Dec. 6, 2006, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro. Private burial was Friday. Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at

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