February 07, 2007 Edition

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Births

Mackenzie Rae Carr Saydee Elizabeth Pratt

Obituaries

Mildred Bernice Bell Carl Daniel Camp Maude Carrell
Cindy Rhynea Harris Elsie C. Headrick Rev. Alvis J. Moore
James Ronald Pugh Sara Imogene Raney Helen Mae Thompson
Agnes Harris Walls James Wells Ella Mae White

Births

Mackenzie Rae Carr

Sarah Carr of Jonesboro announces the birth of a daughter, born Jan. 27, 2007, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro. The baby weighed eight pounds and has been named Mackenzie Rae Carr

Grandparents are Rick and Donna Gean of Jonesboro and Johnny Carr of Malvern. Great-grandparents include Pauline Troutman of Jonesboro, Ellen Gentry of Walnut Ridge and Shirley and LC Slaughter of Lepanto.

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Saydee Elizabeth Pratt

Adam and Cassie Pratt of Hoxie are parents of a daughter, born Jan. 30, 2007, at the NEA Medical Center in Jonesboro. The baby weighed five pounds, 14 ounces, and has been named Saydee Elizabeth Pratt.

Grandparents are Robert Pratt of Hoxie and Jack and Mary Jo Wolf of Walnut Ridge. Great-grandparents are Virl Pratt and Maggie Heafner, both of Walnut Ridge, and Richard and Sunny Wolf of Bend, Ore.

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Obituaries

Mildred Bernice Bell

Mildred Bernice Bell, 75, of Paragould, died Feb. 1, 2007, at Walnut Ridge Nursing and Rehab.

A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Mitchell Funeral Home of Paragould has charge of arrangements.

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Carl Daniel "Danny" Camp

Carl Daniel "Danny" Camp, 53, of Maynard, father of Danny Dewayne Camp of Ravenden, died Feb. 1, 2007. Burial was Sunday in Shiloh Cemetery with Johnny Cochran and Bob McNabb officiating. McNabb Funeral Home of Pocahontas had charge of arrangements.

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Maude Carrell

Maude Carrell, 102, of Walnut Ridge, formerly of Black Rock, died Feb, 5, 2007, at Lawrence Hall Nursing Center.

Born Sept. 15, 1904, at Black Rock, she was the daughter of Mote and Nellie Kidder Woodson. She was a homemaker and a member of the Black Rock Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Carrell, in 1990.

Survivors include two sisters, Jessie Carrell, Hoxie, and Mary Martin, Black Rock.

Funeral is today at 2 p.m. in Higginbotham Chapel with Donald Layne officiating. Burial will be in Oak Forest Cemetery at Black Rock under the direction of Higginbotham Funeral Service.

Pallbearers will be Glen Carroll, Paul Ragsdale, Don Truitt, John Martin and Richard Bowker.

Visitation will be from noon until time of the service.

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Cindy Rhynea Harris

Cindy Rhynea Harris, 40, of Jonesboro, died Feb. 1, 2007, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

Born in Walnut Ridge, she had lived in Jonesboro with her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Eugene Harris.

Survivors include a son, Corey Harris, Jonesboro; a daughter, Selina Harris, Jonesboro; her parents, Larry G. Dulaney and Sandra O'Connor Dulaney, both of Jonesboro; three brothers, Bruce O'Connor, Walnut Ridge, Teddy Dulaney, Jonesboro, and Larry Dulaney, Newport; a sister, Pam Johnson, Jonesboro; and her grandmother, Juanita Dulaney, Walnut Ridge.

Funeral was Sunday at noon at Emerson Memorial Chapel with Bro. Rick Hart officiating. Burial was in Lorado Cemetery under the direction of Emerson Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Pallbearers were Ray Herring, Bob Williamson, Mark Dulaney, Greg Dulaney, Jerry Dulaney and Dale Dulaney. Honorary pallbearers were Chris Aken, Charlie Harris, Lynn Childers, John Dodd and Tim Ballard.

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Elsie C. Headrick

Elsie C. Headrick, 82, of Imboden, died Jan. 30, 2007.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Casper Headrick; a son, Randy Headrick; and a brother, Hubert Cox.

Survivors include five daughters, Barbara Acuna, Norma Horn, Sandy Garsee, Phyllis Donaldson and Cathy Clark; a brother, Pete Cox; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Funeral was Friday at 2 p.m. at Dillinger Chapel in Newport. Burial was in Ballews Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Dillinger Funeral Home of Newport.

An online guestbook is available at www.dillingerfuneralhome.com.

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Rev. Alvis J. Moore

Rev. Alvis J. Moore, 79, of Seelyville, Ind., died Jan. 26, 2007, at Union Hospital.

Born Feb. 17, 1927, in Hoxie, he was the son of John C. and Virgie Richey Moore. He had served in the Merchant Marines in his youth. He was a minister for more than 50 years, retiring from Emmanuel Baptist Church. He continued traveling and doing evangelism after his retirement.

He was preceded in death by a brother, J.C. Moore.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Ellen Schlegel Moore, whom he married May 5, 1963; a son, John R. Moore, Terre Haute, Ind.; a daughter, Sherry DeMay, Bolingbrooke, Ill.; and three grandchildren.

Funeral was Wednesday, Jan. 31, at Roselawn Funeral Home with Rev. John Garrison officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Memorial Park.

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James Ronald "Ron" Pugh

James Ronald "Ron" Pugh, 62, of Jonesboro, died Jan. 29, 2007, at his home.

Born in Walnut Ridge, he lived in San Jose, Calif., before moving to Jonesboro, where he worked at Hytrol for 15 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Elmus Eskridge Pugh.

Survivors include two sisters, Carolyn Hayes, Walnut Ridge, and Jeanne Atchison, Sarasota, Fla.; and a brother, Bob Pugh, St. Louis.

Graveside service was Thursday at 2 p.m. at Lawrence Memorial under the direction of House-Gregg Funeral Home.

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Sara Imogene Raney

Sara Imogene Raney, 83, of Walnut Ridge, died Feb. 2, 2007, in Walnut Ridge.

The daughter of Joe and Jeannie Rudy Raney, she had lived in Walnut Ridge since 1984, after moving from California. She was a retired bookkeeper and a Methodist.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Byron Raney.

Survivors include four sisters, Wilma Johnson, Sacramento, Calif., Kittie Daniel, Dallas, Nina Bodin, Jonesboro, and Shirley Lesher, Phoenix; and two brothers, Harry Lee Raney and Ernest Ralph Raney, both of Searcy.

Graveside service was Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Smithville Cemetery with Dr. Gary Winters officiating. House-Gregg Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

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Helen Mae Thompson

Helen Mae Thompson, 84, of Alicia, died Feb. 6, 2007.

Born Oct. 16, 1922, in Swifton, she was the daughter of T.W. and Myrtle Mitts Helms. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Thompson, on Nov. 28, 1992, whom she married Dec. 23, 1938; a daughter, Cheita Lane; a son, Billy Paul Thompson; two sisters and a brother.

Survivors include a son, Roger Thompson, Egypt; five daughters, Jo Anna Mann, Sardis, Miss., Barbara Wingo, Jonesboro, Paulette Richards, Jacksonville, Lynda Brewer, Barnhart, Mo., and Kay Newell, Alicia; thirteen grandchildren; 26 grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be Thursday at 10 a.m. in Bryan Chapel with L.J. Hogue officiating. Burial will be in Arnold Cemetery under the direction of Bryan Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Chris Brewer, Marty Lane, Kiley Thompson, Joshua Wingo, Melvin Halstead and Clyde Canard. Honorary pallbearers Randy Bennett, Larry Horton and Eddie Joe Mann.

Visitation is tonight from 5 to 7 at the funeral home.

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Agnes Harris Walls

Agnes Harris Walls, 77, of Ravenden, died Feb. 4, 2007, at Lawrence Memorial Hopital.

Born Feb. 21, 1929, at Cash, she was the daughter of Hewey and Eva Gray. She worked at the Fasweet factory and was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Lola Smith; and a great-granddaughter.

Survivors include her husband, Albert Walls Jr.; seven daughters, Judy Fletcher, Cathy Tatum, Nancy Harris and Lynn Smith, all of Jonesboro, Sharon Hargraves, Paragould, Lola Wagner, Strawberry, Patty Hill, Ravenden, and Debbie Kennedy, Vilonia; four stepdaughters, Diane, Lou, Patty and Francis; a stepson, Rick; two brothers, Huley Gray, Jonesboro, and Fred Gray, Missouri; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral is today at 1:30 p.m., at the Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel in Rector with Ernest Coleman officiating. Burial will be in Harvey's Chapel Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Steve Fletcher, Terrell Jennings, Jamie Wagner, Clayton Hill, Greg Jennings and Blake Culbreath. Honorary pallbearers will be Josh Hill, Keaton Graves, Vernon Tatum and Danny Franks.

An online guestbook is available at www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com.

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James Wells

James Wells, 84, of Imboden, died Feb. 1, 2007.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mildred; and a son, Danny.

Survivors include his wife, Dulen Wells; a son, Gary Wells, Imboden; a daughter, Gloria Harris, Black Rock; a stepson, Don Clements, Jonesboro; two sisters, Cona Jean Blue, East Prairie, Mo., and Ruth Menard, Pocahontas; 14 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Monday at 10 a.m. in McNabb Chapel with Stan Rogers officiating. Burial was in Old Union Cemetery under the direction of McNabb Funeral Home of Pocahontas.

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Ella Mae White

Ella Mae White, 69, of Walnut Ridge, died Jan. 31, 2007, in Jonesboro.

She had lived in Walnut Ridge for most of her life, after moving from Pocahontas. She was the owner and operator of Ella's Ceramics and was a member of First Baptist Church in Walnut Ridge.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Thurman and Mae Ella Johnson; a sister, Helen Lucille Brown; and four brothers, William Shockley, Manuel Johnson, Jerry Johnson and Ralph Johnson.

Survivors include her husband, Charles L. White; a daughter, Linda Susan White, Little Rock; a sister, Freddie Jo White and husband Carl, Walnut Ridge; a brother, Paul Dean Johnson, Walnut Ridge; a brother-in-law, Harold White, Walnut Ridge; a sister-in-law, Glenda Brown and husband Perry, Milwaukee, Wis.; four nieces, Tina Young, Juanita Baggett, Judith Whitaker and Theresa Brown; a nephew, Byron Cleveland; a special cousin, Fayth Hill-Washington; and a godson, Michael Stevens.

Funeral was Monday at 1:30 p.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home with pastor Lawrence Reed and Rev. Dr. William H. Robinson Jr., officiating. Burial was in Randolph Memorial Gardens in Pocahontas.

Pallbearers were Roger Duckworth, Billy Jean Finley, Leroy Johnson, Shirley Johnson, Wendell Jones and Gary Goff. Honorary pallbearers were Byron Anthony Cleveland, Don Sharp, Harold White, Carl White, Derek Daniel Johnson, Michael Stevens and Ryan Allen Mansker.

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