January 31, 2007 Edition

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Births

Zane Alexander Caldwell Taylor Avery Caldwell Mallie Anne Jean

Weddings/Engagements

Porter ~ Vandergriff

Obituaries

Marvin C. Tubbs James L. Wilson Simone Lester
Jimmy R. Horn Idella Huskey Matlock Bertha Juanita Burtont

Births

Zane Alexander Caldwell and Taylor Avery Caldwell

Daniel and Erica Caldwell of Jonesboro are parents of twins, a boy and a girl, born Jan. 20, 2007, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

The little boy weighed six pounds, 10 ounces, and has been named Zane Alexander Caldwell, and the little lady weighed five pounds, and has been named Taylor Avery Caldwell.

Grandparents are Malcom and Linda Hawkins of Jonesboro, and Patsy Bennett of Minturn.

Helen Hamm of Jonesboro, Edith Horsman of Calico Rock and Margret Bennett of Minturn are great-grandmothers.

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Mallie Anne Jean
Adam and Jennifer Jean of Walnut Ridge are parents of a daughter, born January 19, 2007, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro. The baby weighed eight pounds, nine ounces, and has been named Mallie Anne Jean.

She has two brothers, Darren Tribble, 10, and Maddox Jean, 23 months.

Grandparents are Danny and Jackie Shaw of Jonesboro and David Tribble, Fred and Peggy Stuart and Roger Jean, all of Walnut Ridge.

Great-grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Bob Jean and Ralph Clark of Walnut Ridge, Jack Tribble of Henderson and Winona Smith of Paragould.

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Weddings/Engagements

Porter ~Vandergriff

Rene Tunstall Vandergriff and Billy Bently Porter were united in marriage the evening of Jan. 29, 2007.

The bride is the daughter of Onetta Allen Tunstall of Delaplaine and the late Levon Tunstall. The groom is the son of the late Billy J. and Betty S. Porter, who lived in Pocahontas.

Lonnie Cline escorted the bride down the aisle. Maid of honor was Natalie Marriott and bridesmaid was Donna Pearcy of Pocahontas. David Hicks of Melbourne served as the best man. Zachery Vandergriff, son of the bride, was groomsman and also served as ring bearer. Carl Massey preformed the ceremony.

A reception will be held on Saturday at 4 p.m. at 38 Sherman Trail off of Highway 115. All friends and family are invited to attend.

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Obituaries

Marvin C. Tubbs

Marvin C. Tubbs, 83, of Rock Falls, Ill., died Jan. 12, 2007, at his home, following an illness.

Born Sept. 18, 1928, in Lawrence County, he was the son Born Feb. 13, 1923, in DeKalb, Texas, he was the son of L.A. and Maggie Alice Johnson Tubbs. He served in the Army during World War II and was employed by Northwestern Steel and Wire company in Sterling, Ill., for 32 years, retiring as a crane operator.

He was preceded in death by a son, Paul Marvin Tubbs; a daughter, Paulette Marvine Tubbs; and two brothers, O.D. Tubbs and Junior Tubbs.

Survivors include his wife, Ernestine "Teen" Melton Survivors include his wife, Yancia Jean Songer Tubbs, whom he married Sept. 16, 1950, in Hoxie; two daughters, Peggy J. Buser and Penny L. Roder; and a son, Phillip D. Tubbs; three sisters, Lottie Lee Baird and Lilly Mae Lewis, both of Hoxie, and Frances Virginia Smith, Sedgwick; a brother, Billy Joe Tubbs, Jonesboro; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Monday, Jan. 15 at 2 p.m. at McDonald Funeral Home of Rock Falls with Rev. April McClure-Stewart officiating. Burial with military honors was in Coloma Township Cemetery in Rock Falls.

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James L. Wilson

James L. Wilson,61, of Cave City, died Jan. 29, 2007, at his home. Born July 11, 1945, at Calamine, he was a timber worker and a member of Mount View Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Albert and Nannie Josephine Clem Wilson; and a brother, Shelby Gene Wilson.

Survivors include his wife, Shielda Wilson; two sons, Keith Wilson, Cave City, and Randall Wilson, Cord-Charlotte; three brothers, Wandon Wilson, Bobby Wilson, and Denver Wilson, all of Smithville; five sisters, Juanita Hoggard, Vera Hoggard, and Donna LeMaster, all of Cave City, Lanell Hoggard, Fall River, Kan., and Janice McCollum, Melbourne; and six grandchildren.

Funeral is Thursday at 10 a.m. at Mount View Baptist Church, east of Cave City, with Bros. Keith Wilson and Carroll Kinley officiating. Burial will be in Spotts Cemetery at Poughkeepsie under the direction of Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.

Visitation is tonight from 5 to 8.

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Simone Lester
Simone Lester, 65, of Pontotoc, Miss., died Jan. 25, 2007, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo, Miss.

She was a She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Pontotoc.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James Sam and Alleen Robins Hart.

Survivors include a son, Sam Lester, Pontotoc.

A memorial service was held Monday at First United Methodist Church in Pontotoc with Rev. Brian Scott officiating. Burial was in Lawrence Memorial Park in Walnut Ridge. Browning Funeral Home of Pontotoc had charge of arrangements.

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Jimmy R. Horn

Jimmy R. Horn, 62, of Moscow Mills, Mo., died Jan. 11, 2007.

Born July 1944, in Strawberry, he served in the Army and retired from General Motors.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon; two daughters, Cheryl (Eric) Davis, and Amanda (Ray) Diemert; and two sisters, Roberta Kimbrell, Tampa, Fla., and Yvonne (Jay) Jarmuszkiewcz, Florissant, Mo.

He was preceded in death by a son, Jimmy M. Horn; his parents, Frank and Delsie (Ward) Horn; a brother, Roy Horn; a sister, Jammie (Horn) Marlow; and a brother-inlaw, Rusty Kimbrell.

Funeral was Jan. 13, 2007, under the direction of Kemper Marsh Millard Funeral Chapel of Troy, Mo.

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Idella Huskey Crabtree Matlock

Idella Huskey Crabtree Matlock, 97, of Dermott, formerly of Cave City, sister of Ozella McGinnis of Walnut Ridge, died Jan. 22, 2007, at Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. Burial was Saturday in Ward Cemetery at Strawberry under the direction of Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.

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Bertha Juanita Burton
Bertha Juanita Burton, 85, of Paragould, sister of Flois Mae Collins and Lois Faye Schaefer, both of Walnut Ridge, died Jan. 27, 2007, at Senath Nursing Center in Missouri. Burial was Monday in Stanfield Cemetery at Clarkton, Mo., under the direction of Heath Colonial Chapel of Paragould.

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