February 28, 2007 Edition

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Births

Joseph Bryce Goodson

Obituaries

Glenda Faye Barnes Glenda Davidson Jeannie Smith Henderson
Coy Earl Martin Fern Milgrim Lawrence D. "Babe" Richmond

Births

Joseph Bryce Goodson

Jim and Beth Goodson of Ash Flat are parents of a son, born Feb. 21, 2007, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. The baby weighed seven pounds, five ounces, and has been named Joseph Bryce Goodson. He has a brother, Jimmy, and three sisters, GraceAnna, Amber and Heather.

Grandparents are Ray and Beverly Darnell and Mary Johnson; Great-grandmothers are Geneva Henry and Bertha Stroud.

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Obituaries

Glenda Faye Barnes

Glenda Faye Barnes, 77, of Trumann, died Feb. 20, 2007, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

Born at Imboden, she was the daughter of Bill (William) and Rosie Hughes Riddle. A homemaker, she lived in Trumann most of her life and was of the Pentecostal faith.

She was preceded in death by three brothers.

Survivors include her husband, Vernon Barnes; three daughters, Margaret Tinsley and Brenda Walton, both of Jonesboro, and Darlene Bishop, Trumann; four sisters, Lucille Vandergriff, Pocahontas, Wilma Madden, Tyronza, Mildred Knuckles, Harrisburg, and Jean Hield, Memphis; her twin brother, Ray Riddle, Harrisburg; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Friday at 10 a.m. at the First Assembly of God Church in Trumann with Rev. Frank Hardwick officiating. Burial was in Nettleton Cemetery under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home of Trumann.

Pallbearers were Kevin Bishop, Chad Bishop, Bradley Bishop, Chuck Colvin, Jimmy Dale Walton and Tyler Colvin. Great-grandsons served as honorary pallbearers.

An online guestbook is available at www.thompsonfuneralhome.net.

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Glenda Davidson

Glenda Davidson, 71, died Feb. 20, 2007, in Jonesboro.

Born Dec. 27, 1935, at Clover Bend, she was retired from Frolic Footwear in Jonesboro, where she supervised shipping, receiving, warehousing and inventory until her retirement nine years ago.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Sid and Christina Golden Steele; and a sister, Mary Louetta Phillips.

Survivors include her husband, Jim Davidson, whom she married Dec. 3, 1983; two daughters, Wendy Chambers, Jonesboro, and Melinda Dodd, Scott City, Mo.; three sons, Byron Blanchard, Walnut Ridge, and Jamie Davidson and Greg Davidson, both of Scott City; three sisters, Freda Phillips, Marion, Ill., Carol Gray, Houston, and Peggy McMillon, Portia; a brother, Darrel Steele, Clover Bend; 14 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Graveside service was Thursday at 10 a.m. at Strangers Home Cemetery, near Alicia, with Rev. Bob McMillon officiating.

Memorials may be made to St. Bernards Foundation Senior Health Clinic (972-4296) or Alzheimer's Arkansas (1-800-689-6090).

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

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Jeannie Smith Henderson

Jeannie Smith Henderson, 42, of Paragould, daughter-in-law of James Henderson of Walnut Ridge, died Feb. 20, 2007, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro. Burial was Friday in Pine Log Cemetery with Rex Howell officiating. Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home of Jonesboro had charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.

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Coy Earl "Tot" Martin

Coy Earl "Tot" Martin, 69, of Black Rock, died Feb. 22, 2007, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

He was born Feb. 12, 1938, in Randolph County.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Andrew and Julie Ann Kester Martin; a brother, Sherman Martin; and a sister, Margaret Ilean Ford.

Survivors include three sons, Jamie Martin, Arkansas, and Terry Ford and Hoy Ford, both of Philadelphia, Pa.; four daughters, Sherry Martin, Ohio, Treva Durham, Barling, Reva Peterson, Larose, Ill., and Debbie Ferrell, Rockford, Ill.; three brothers, Paul Leroy Martin, Black Rock, Coy Martin, Maynard, and Eugene Martin, Machesney Park, Ill.; a sister, Charlene Watkins, West Memphis; 16 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Graveside service was Saturday at 2 p.m. at Randolph Memorial Gardens in Pocahontas with Patrick Hovis officiating. McNabb Funeral Home of Pocahontas had charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Michael Martin, Jimmy Martin, David Martin, Jerry Brown, Bill McMullen, Johnny McMullen, Donald Guilliams and Doyle Guilliams.

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Fern Milgrim

Fern Milgrim, 86, of Walnut Ridge, formerly of Black Rock, died Feb. 26, 2007, at Lawrence Hall Nursing Center.

Born Jan. 26, 1920, at Black Rock, she was the daughter of Ira and Elva McBride Bridges. She was a homemaker and a member of the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jewell Milgrim, on Jan. 2, 1995, whom she married in 1938 at Black Rock.

Survivors include a son, Charles Milgrim, Black Rock; two brothers, Owen Bridges, Black Rock, and Mass Bridges, Loves Park, Ill.; three grandchildren, Wayne Milgrim, Tommy Milgrim and Shelia Webb; and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral is Saturday at 2 p.m. in Higginbotham Chapel with Bro. Roger Brand officiating. Burial will be in Kelly Cemetery, near Black Rock, under the direction of Higginbotham Funeral Service.

Visitation is Friday evening from 6 to 8 at the funeral home.

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Lawrence D. "Babe" Richmond

Lawrence D. "Babe" Richmond, 69, of Smithville, died Feb. 24, 2007, at his home.

A lifetime resident of Smithville, he was a minister and a self-employed timber contractor and a member of the Common Ground Community Church. He was a former pastor of Lake Charles Full Gospel Temple, Bono Bethel and Stone Community Church.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen Richey Richmond.

Survivors include his wife, Durene Smith Richmond; three sons, Tim Richmond, Walnut Ridge, Timmy Morgan, Light, and David Richmond, Lynn; four daughters, Tammie Steele, Marion, Deena Casady and Tonya Barber, both of Jonesboro, and Kendra Robbins, Lynn; three brothers, O'Neal Richmond, Lynn, Jay C. Richmond, Cord, and Jim Richmond, Jonesboro; a sister, Dee Anna Daggett, Wall, Miss.; 15 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the House-Gregg Chapel with George Glenn Jr. and Timmy Morgan officiating. Burial was in Lincoln Ward Cemetery at Saffell under the direction of House-Gregg Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were O'Neal Richmond, Jay Richmond, Jim Richmond, Joey Richmond, John Richmond and Josh Huff. Honorary pallbearers were Buford Eagan, Charles Boggs, Bob Hanshaw, Bill Blevins, Lefty Daggett, Scott Casady and Mark Burns.

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