January 3, 2007 EditionAlso in this issue...
|Josslynn Nicole Brown||Gadge Andrew Jackson||Daphne Karalynn Lamb|
|Peyton Dale Rice|
|Wolf ~ Blakeney|
Michael Leon and Mallory Nicole Brown of Walnut Ridge are parents of a daughter, born Dec. 27, 2006, at the NEA Medical Center in Jonesboro. She weighed seven pounds, one ounce, and has been named Josslynn Nicole Brown. She has two brothers, Parker L. and Tyler A. Brown.
Grandparents are Ed and Debbie Burns and Linda and Norman Brown. Great-grandparents are Pat and Ellen Kirby and Barbra and Roger Davis.
Stacey Boyd and Robert Jackson of Walnut Ridge are parents of a son, born Dec. 19, 2006, at Harris Hospital in Newport. The baby weighed seven pounds, eight ounces, and has been named Gadge Andrew Jackson. He has a sister, Halie Boyd.
Grandparents are Roxanne Boyd and Bobby and Juanita Jackson, all of Walnut Ridge and Donnie Boyd of Hoxie. Great-grandparents are Rennard and Shirley Cooper and Sam and Joann Hood, all of Walnut Ridge, and Ray and Bett Jackson and Pauline Chappel, all of Hoxie.
Greg and Debbie Lamb of Smithville announce the birth of a daughter, born Dec. 3, 2006, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro. The baby weighed eight pounds, five ounces, and has been named Daphne Karalynn Lamb. She has a sister, Phoebe Elizabeth Lamb, three.
Grandparents are Thomas and Barbara Lamb of Hoxie and Dwight and Nadine Hall of Couch, Mo. Ruby Shaffer of Pocahontas is the great-grandmother.
Christopher and Amy Rice of Delaplaine are parents of a son born Dec. 21, 2006, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro. The baby weighed six pounds, 11 ounces, and has been named Peyton Dale Rice. He has a sister, Lachae.
Grandparents are Jimmy and Rhonda Rice, Kay Grooms and Joann Grooms, all of Delaplaine, and the late Charles Grooms. Great-grandparents are Jack and Margie Weitkamp of Delaplaine and Norman and Emma Walton of Imboden.
Alison Blakeney became the bride of Carlton Joseph Wolf in a double-ring ceremony on Dec. 22, 2006, at the Hoxie Church of Christ.
Robert Hicks, grandfather of the bride, performed the ceremony.
Given in marriage by her father, David Blakeney, the bride wore a floor length off white silk gown with red stones shaped like flowers on the bodice and a tiara. Her bouquet included stargazer lilies and miniature pink roses.
The maid of honor was Jordan Blakeney, sister-in-law of the bride, and the best man was Sep Wolf of California, brother of the groom.
Flower girls were Faith Blakeney, Kady Greer and Mya Pinkston.
A reception followed in the fellowship building under the direction of Debbie Sullivan of Hoxie.
Out-of-town guests included the parents of the groom, Joe and Bonnie Wolf, Aptos, Calif.; brother of the groom, Sep Wolf, Santa Barbara, Calif.; Mr. and Mrs. Terry Hager, Cabot; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Leatherberry, Ward; and Susan Blakeney Lee and Sharon Dupree, Poplar Bluff, Mo.
After a brief stay in Memphis, the couple will reside in Los Angeles.
The couple will be honored with a reception in Aptos, Calif., on April 20 for friends and family members from that area who were not able to travel to Arkansas for the wedding. An extended honeymoon in Europe is planned after that reception.
Michael Clarence Anderson, five months, of Clover Bend, died Jan. 1, 2007, at Arkansas Children's Hospital as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Portia. His mother, Erika Greenwood, died in the accident.
He was born July 17, 2006, at Newport.
Survivors include his father, C.J. Anderson, Black Rock; his grandparents, Peggy Taylor, Black Rock, Clifford Anderson, Lynn, and Bob and Dorothy Greenwood, Clover Bend; his great-grandmothers, Sue Butler Coleman, Portia, and Rose Greenwood, Walnut Ridge; and his great-great-grandmother, Lela Greenwood, Walnut Ridge.
Graveside service is Friday at 2 p.m. at Lawrence Memorial Park. Bryan Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers will be Joe Dulaney, Jon Ezell, Jason Ezell, Steven Lucas, Aaron Manning and John Bruce.
Visitation is Thursday evening from 6 to 8.
Mary Caroline Jones Baker, 84, formerly of Lawrence County, died Dec. 30, 2006.
Born March 18, 1922, she was the daughter of John Carroll and Mattie Middlecoff Jones. She worked for Hazeltine Perkins Drug Company for many years and retired from Consolidated Packaging.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Rudy W. Baker, on Aug. 30, 2006, whom she married April 10, 1943; two sisters, Beaulah Dobbs and Ruth Crockett; and two brothers, Roscoe Jones and Otto Jones.
Survivors include a son, Carroll G. Baker; two daughters, Cheryl Ann Perkins and Mary Beth Bullen; a sister, Jewell Couch; 10 grandchildren, Claudine Kapazz, Carrie Roberson, Chip Baker, Molly Baker, Madeline Baker, Jarrell Perkins, Sheri Hodson, Gary Perkins, Beth Ann Kruase and Maggie Clement; and 13 great-grandchildren.
The body was cremated. Interment was at Tyrone Gardens in Fenton, Mich.
Barrie L. Bryant Sr., 67, died Dec. 22, 2006.
Born May 11, 1939, in Springfield, Mo., he was the son of Cullan Charles and Padg Townsend Bryant. He moved to Walnut Ridge when he was four years old and was raised by his grandmother, Neva Townsend. He also occasionally stayed in Little Rock with his great-aunt, Elsye T. Duttlinger, and her husband, Fred. He graduated from Walnut Ridge High School in 1957 and worked for various companies in purchasing. He also served in the National Guard and had the honor of guarding President Kennedy at the dedication of Greers Ferry.
He moved to Little Rock in 1970 and became a full-time student at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He graduated cum laude with a BA in management and labor and did post-graduate study in business management.
He was the director of purchasing for the Pulaski County Special School District until he started his own construction and building company, Bryant, Inc., in 1977.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Bill Bryant.
Survivors include his wife, Alene Bryant; two sons, Cullan Bryant and Barrie Bryant Jr.; a brother, Cullan Bryant; a grandson, Cullan Yamato Bryant; and Carrah Sandage, the mother of his sons.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 6 p.m. at Pulaski Heights Baptist Church in Little Rock. Burial will be in Walnut Ridge on Jan. 10.
Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Pulaski County, 14600 Colonel Glenn Rd., Little Rock, AR 72210 or to the Pulaski Heights Baptist Church African Well Fund, 2200 Kavanaugh, Little Rock, AR 72205.
Erika Rose Greenwood, 18, of Clover Bend, died Dec. 30, 2006, in an automobile accident near Portia.
Born Nov. 9, 1988, in Pocahontas, she was a senior at Hoxie High School.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Rudy Greenwood; and an aunt, Jeannie Greenwood. Her son, Michael Anderson, five months, also died from injuries incurred in the accident.
Survivors include her parents, Bob and Dorothy Severs Greenwood, Clover Bend; her fiancˇ, C.J. Anderson; two brothers, Steven Greenwood and Scott Greenwood, both of Clover Bend; her grandmother, Rose Greenwood, Walnut Ridge; great-grandmother, Lela Greenwood, Walnut Ridge; two uncles, Mark Greenwood and Bill Hatfield; and two aunts, Lora Greenwood and Lorena Hatfield.
Graveside service is Friday at 2 p.m. at Lawrence Memorial Park under the direction of Bryan Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Joe Dulaney, Jon Ezell, Jason Ezell, Steven Lucas, Aaron Manning and John Bruce.
Visitation is Thursday evening from 6 to 8.
Virginia Bittle Hearnsberger, 74, of Pine Bluff, died Dec. 29, 2006, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center.
Born Feb. 3, 1932, in Portia, she was raised and attended school in Portia, and was a graduate of Clover Bend High School. She had lived in Harrison before moving to Pine Bluff in 1972. She was a caseworker for the Department of Human Services for 15 years before retiring in 1987 and was a member of Forrest Park Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John D. Hearnsberger, on May 4, 2003, whom she married Jan. 6, 1984; her parents, Choral H. and Jessruth Matthews Anderson; three brothers, C.M. Anderson, Bob Anderson and Warren Anderson; and a sister, Eugenia Latourette.
Survivors include a son, Norris "Chuck" Bittle, Bay; and a daughter, Linda Darlene Hale, Hot Springs.
Funeral is today at 9 a.m. in the chapel of Ralph Robinson & Son Funeral Home in Pine Bluff with Rev. Larry Childers officiating. Graveside service and burial will be in Crossroads Cemetery at Portia at 3 p.m.
Jarrod Lee Derek Hobbs, 25, of Walnut Ridge, died Dec. 29, 2006, at Regional Medical Center.
Born July 14, 1981, he was a student advisor.
Survivors include his mother, Donna Delain James, Walnut Ridge; his father and stepmother, Jerry Dean and Sharon Hobbs, Puxico, Mo.; two brothers, James Hobbs, Pocahontas, and Joseph Hobbs, Puxico; a sister, Kim Hobbs, Puxico; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dean Hobbs, Horseshoe Bend, and Ola James, Walnut Ridge.
Funeral was Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the chapel of McNabb Funeral Home of Pocahontas with Mitch Walton officiating. Burial was in Taylor Cemetery at Ravenden Springs.
Pallbearers were Grant James, Logan James-Puckett, Jason Lee, David Hill, Randy Gholson and Joseph Hobbs.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Childrens Hospital.
Brian Edward Holloway, 24, of Pocahontas, died Dec. 28, 2006, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.
He was born Jan. 7, 1982, in Pocahontas.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Mathew Holloway.
Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Holloway, Imboden, and Mr. and Mrs. Scott (Donna) Esmon, Pocahontas; two brothers, Bryce Holloway and Tyler Holloway, both of Imboden; a stepbrother, Scotty Esmon, Pocahontas; a stepsister, Meghan Esmon, Pocahontas; his grandparents, Tom Holloway, Imperial, Mo., Patsy Holloway, Russellville, and Pat Johnson, Pocahontas; and his great-grandmother, Wanda Damouth, Pocahontas.
Funeral was Sunday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of McNabb Funeral Home of Pocahontas with Stanley Rogers officiating. Burial was in Old Union Cemetery near Pocahontas.
Pallbearers were John Derek Carpenter, Logan Edington, Bryce Holloway, Mark Holloway, Colby Henson and Richard Bowker.
Richard Everett Francis Jarboe, 24, of Walnut Ridge, was born May 12, 1982. After a valiant 11-month battle with cancer, Richard passed away and joined his King and Savior January 1, 2007. He begins a new year with a new life. Richard has been an inspiration to his family and friends. He fought his disease with courage, a sense of humor, and with the love and prayers of family and many friends of many different religious denominations.
Richard is survived by his parents, Dick and Jane Jarboe; his brothers, Aaron Jarboe and Andy Jarboe; a sister and her husband, Kimberly and Jason Hammock; three nieces, Katelyn, Kaylie and Hannah Hammock; his maternal grandmother, Ruby Nahlen; his maternal aunts, Kathy Fooks and Nancy Nahlen; his maternal uncle, Dr. Bernard Nahlen; his paternal aunt and uncle, Sarah and John Brownlee; his "special" paternal aunt and uncle, Linda and Richard Vogan; his "special" neighbor and adopted grandmother, Anna Laura Long; his pet, Nikki, and many cousins and other relatives who loved and cherished their time with him.
Richard's "special" Aunt Linda and Uncle Richard allowed him to move in with them, helped take care of him, spent quality hours with him and took care of his as their own. His "special cousin" Hannah, and husband, Andrew D'Arezzo, declined her last assignment as a traveling registered nurse in order to remain in Little Rock and assist with his care.
Richard is predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Robert and Helen Jarboe of Lake Village, maternal grandfather, Herman Nahlen of North Little Rock, his maternal uncles, Ronnie and Martin Nahlen, and his paternal aunt, Shirley Davidson.
Richard graduated from Hendrix College in 2004 with a degree in history and spent his junior year studying at Oxford University in England. He was the recipient of a Chairman's Scholarship, Leadership Scholarship and Theatre Scholarship to Hendrix College. Richard was inducted into the Omega Psi Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society while attending Hendrix. He was employed as a paralegal with his father, Attorney Dick Jarboe of Walnut Ridge, and Attorney James Allison of Memphis at the time of his illness. His career goal was to become a lawyer.
Richard was a valedictorian of the class of 2000 of Walnut Ridge High School. He was a member of the National Honor Society and the WRHS State Champion Quiz Bowl Team, where he enjoyed many hours of competition, camaraderie and humor with his friends and his coach, Mrs. Joyce Rose. He also participated in Quiz Bowl competitions as a moderator after his graduation from high school.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Dr. William Young of Jonesboro, Dr. James Suen of Little Rock, who is the director of the Arkansas Cancer Research Center at UAMS, Dr. Richard Rowe, Drs. Anne-Marie Maddox and Reed Thompson of ACRC, and Dr. Jose Penagaricano of CARTI and numerous nurses, radiological technicians and medical assistants.
Richard's service will be held at St. Anne's Catholic Church in North Little Rock on Thursday, January 4, 2007, at 1:00 p.m. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Richard Everett Jarboe Memorial Scholarship Fund, in care of First National Bank, 206 West Main, Walnut Ridge, Arkansas.
An online guestbook is available at www.ruebelfuneralhome.com.
Vida Goff Jones, 100, of Smithville, died Dec. 30, 2006, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Born Nov. 28, 1906, in Nelsonville, she was the daughter of Joe and Eliza Wells Goff. She was a homemaker and attended the Smithville Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Luke Jones, on June 21, 1994, whom she married Jan. 25, 1931, at Annieville; an infant son, Billy Joe Goff; three brothers, Webster Goff, Sam Goff and Luther Goff; and a sister, Gladys Helms.
Survivors include a brother, James Walker Goff, Walnut Ridge; two nieces, Jan Moss, Matthews, Mo., and Gay Lynn Williams, Jonesboro; and five nephews, Charles Goff and Rickey Goff, both of Smithville, Gary Goff, Walnut Ridge; Frank Alter, California, and Everett Jones, Greeley, Colo.
Funeral is Thursday at 10 a.m. at United Methodist Church in Smithville with Bros. Ron Kitchens and Jerry Clements officiating. Burial will be in Lebanon Cemetery at Nelsonville under the direction of Higginbotham Funeral Service.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Ray Foley, Clent Burrow, Keith Goff, Harold Foley, Bill Williams and Gary Goff.
Visitation is tonight from 5 to 8 at the funeral home.
Richard "Dickie" Kerley, 69, of Pocahontas, died Dec. 24, 2006.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Glendon R. and Hattie P. Kerley.
Survivors include his wife, Irene Davis Kerley, formerly of Walnut Ridge; two daughters, Stephanie Sutton and Kim Lamb; and three grandsons, Bradley Sutton, Parker Sutton and Aidan Lamb.
Funeral was Thursday at 10 a.m. in the chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Bob McMillon officiating. Burial was in Randolph Memorial Gardens.
Peggy Jean Lawrence, 71, of Paragould, formerly of Hoxie, died Dec. 28, 2006, at her home.
Born May 13, 1935, in Clay County, she retired after teaching school for more than 30 years and was a member of Wood's Chapel United Methodist Church. She lived in Hoxie while her husband was pastor at Hoxie United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. J.D. Lawrence; her parents, B.B. and Nellie Arnold; and three brothers.
Survivors include three daughters, Peggy Marie Galyean, Gravette, Charis Renee Langston, Jonesboro, and Paula Jaye Adkins, Paragould; two sisters, Thelma Rapert, Peach Orchard, and Audrae Cameron, Walnut Ridge; 10 grandchildren, Tattan Galyean, Chase Galyean, Sarah Galyean, Jeremy Witcher, Meagan Witcher, B.J. Witcher, Zac Adkins, Amanda Adkins, Carey Adkins and Katy Adkins; and two great-grandchildren.
Graveside service was Sunday at 2 p.m. at Wood's Chapel Cemetery with Jason Sutfin officiating. Mitchell Funeral Home of Paragould had charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Methodist Children's Home.
An online guestbook is available at www.mithcellfuneralhomes.com.
Jessie Hall Lawson, 91, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died Dec. 12, 2006.
Born Aug. 11, 1915, in the Lauratown community, she was the daughter of Minnie A. Mason and William Hall. She was an honor graduate of Sloan-Hendrix Academy. She moved to Belle Glade, Fla., in 1955 and was retired from the State of Florida Health Department. She moved to Port Charlotte in 2000 and was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ottis Lawson, in 1980, whom she married Nov. 7, 1936.
Survivors include a daughter, Irene Dallas; a son, Tom Lawson; three sisters, Marjorie Fortenberry and Mildred Richey, both of Okeechobee, Fla., and Imogene Counts, Rockford, Ill.; a brother, Neil Nunnally, Indianapolis; three grandchildren, John Dallas, Laura Dallas and Maria Cason; and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Church of Christ in Port Charlotte.
Carrie Leola Lewallen, 97, died Dec. 29, 2006, at Randolph Nursing Center in Pocahontas.
Formerly of Hoxie, she was a retired cook and was a member of Hoxie United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Lewallen; a son, Wallace Lewallen; two sisters, Ethel Lance and Bertha Lewallen; two brothers, Ernest Dobbs and Frank Dobbs; and two grandsons, Kelly Lewallen and Dale Lewallen Jr.
Survivors include two sons, Dennis Lewallen, Nelson, Ill., and Dale Lewallen, Pocahontas; 13 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and 17 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral was Tuesday at 11 a.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home with Rev. Fred Hunter officiating. Burial was in Strangers Home Cemetery near Alicia.
Pallbearers were Gaylon Lewallen, Chad Carlson, Casey Carlson, Jeremy Bergman, Jon James, Justice Weisenbach, Seth Jansen, Aaron Jansen, Marcus Price, T. Daniels and Bryan Hamilton.
Alvie Lee Light, 81, of Apple Valley, Calif., died Dec. 27, 2006, in Apple Valley.
Formerly of the Stangers Home community, he had lived in California for many years and retired from the U.S. Navy as a Chief Petty Officer.
Survivors include his wife, Eva M. Light; two daughters, Charlotte Roddy and Deborah Light, both of Apple Valley; a son, Michael Light, Diamond Bar, Calif.; a brother, Buford Light, Hoxie; two sisters, Mildred Light, Black Rock, and Ruby Nell Light, Walnut Ridge; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral is Saturday at 11 a.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home with Don House officiating. Burial will be in Strangers Home Cemetery, near Alicia. Military rites will be accorded at the cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Billy Light, Gary Light, Larry Light, Lavon Light, Ronnie "Frog" Light and James Lavelle Light.
Visitation is Friday evening from 6 to 8 at the funeral home.
Frankie Marie Like, 72, of Granbury, Texas, died Dec. 28, 2006.
Born June 8, 1934, in Walnut Ridge, she was the daughter of Jessie and Violet Nunally.
Survivors include her husband, John T. Like; two sons, Adrian Like, Rockford, Ill., and Joseph Like, McHenry, Ill.; two daughters, Vickie Bowman, Palatine, Ill., and Stacy Venable, Godley, Texas; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral is today at 2 p.m. in Bryan Chapel. Burial will be in Greene County Memorial Gardens in Paragould under the direction of Bryan Funeral Home.
Elder Bob G. Smith, 74, of Walnut Ridge, died Dec. 27, 2006, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.
A lifelong resident of Lawrence County, he was a minister/pastor of Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in Walnut Ridge. He had previously served as pastor at Dowdy Baptist Church, Tenth Street Baptist Church in Paragould, Black Rock Baptist Church, Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Annieville and Macedonia Baptist Church in Jonesboro.
He was chaplain to the Lawrence County Sherriff's Department, a position he held for many years. He had served on the Stonebridge Church Camp Committee and was instrumental in the organization of the camp. He was also a past president of the Missionary Committee of the Jonesboro Baptist Missionary Association.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lirla and Rubye Smith; and two sisters, Vada Ruth Sheets and Beverly Nell Smith.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth Binkley Smith; a daughter, Robin Saito and husband Dr. Kim Saito, Jonesboro; two sons, Ron Smith and wife Joyce, Walnut Ridge, and Roger Smith and wife Ruth, Hurst, Texas; and six grandchildren, Stephanie Smith Nichols, Jason Smith, Roger Smith Jr., Sean Smith, Chris Saito and Jessica Saito.
Funeral was Saturday at 2 p.m. at Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church with Bros. Jerry Jolly and Chris Saito officiating. Burial was in Lawrence Memorial Park under the direction of House-Gregg Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Jason Smith, Roger Smith Jr., Sean Smith, Chris Saito, Rocky Sheets and Reggie Sheets. Honorary pallbearers were the ministers and pastors of the Jonesboro Baptist Ministers Association, the deacons of Fellowship Baptist Church and the Thursday night music group.
Memorials may be made to Stonebridge Baptist Church Camp, P.O. Box 28, Smithville, AR 72466.
Willard Lee Wallis, 74, of Loves Park, Ill., formerly of Walnut Ridge, died Dec. 16, 2006, at his home.
He was born Feb. 14, 1932, in Myron.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Chloie McElyea Wallis; a brother and a sister.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Juanita Dame Wallis; a son, James Ivan Wallis, Rockford, Ill.; three daughters, Debra Bokath, Shirley Miracle and Brenda Stretz, all of Rockford; five brothers, Billy Mack Wallis, Walnut Ridge, Troy Wallis, Hoxie, Ivan Wallis, Portia, Lloyd "Fuz" Wallis, Perryville, and Floyd "Red" Wallis, Atlanta; three sisters, Darlene Mitchell, Morris, Okla., Lela Holder, Walnut Ridge, and Rhoda Smith, Hoxie; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral and burial were Dec. 21 in Rockford under the direction of Honquest Funeral Home.
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