April 18, 2007 Edition

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Births

Ava Bliss Berger Jaxton Eli Doyle Joshua Blaine Johnson

Weddings/Engagements

Blair ~ Shrable Terry ~ Vance

Obituaries

Juanita Allen Bert Eno Jerry Lee Flippo
Robert Harold Mankey Elzie Mosier Archie Perrin
Charles E. Shawver Avis Williams

Births

Ava Bliss Berger

George and Kelly Berger of Jonesboro announce the birth of a daughter on April 6, 2007, at St. Bernards in Joneboro. The baby weighed seven pounds, 14 ounces and has been named Ava Bliss Berger.

She has two sisters, Alison Berger, eight, and Abby Berger, two.

Grandparents are Ronnie and Bunny Corbett of Jonesboro and Elise Berger of Weiner. She is the great-granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.G. Corbett of Walnut Ridge and Evelyn Boeckman of Columbia, Mo.

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Jaxton Eli Doyle

Dr. and Mrs. Terry Van Doyle of Walnut Ridge have announced the birth of a son at St. Bernards in Jonesboro on April 14, 2007. The baby weighed seven pounds, four ounces and has been named Jaxton Eli Doyle.

He has a three-and-a-half-year-old brother, Garrison.

Grandparents are Van and Janice Doyle of Lynn and Wayne Linebaugh and Linda Linebaugh, both of Walnut Ridge. He is the great-grandson of Idell Parker of Hoxie and Mabel Linebaugh of Jonesboro.

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Joshua Blaine Johnson

Todd and Marnie Johnson of Saffell have announced the birth of a son on April 7, 2007, at NEA Medical Center in Jonesboro. The baby weighed eight pounds, one ounce and has been named Joshua Blaine Johnson.

He has three siblings, Boue, Eric and Paige.

Grandparents are Ronald and Dianna Satterwhite of Batesville and Wayne and Lana Johnson of Saffell. He is the great-grandson of Olene Reynolds of Batesville.

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Weddings/Engagements

Blair ~ Shrable

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Shrable of Walnut Ridge announce the engagement of their son, Beau Shrable, to Tamara Blair, daughter of Jeana Blair of Leesburg, Ga.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of George and Carolyn Etheredge of Sylvester, Ga. She is an assistant branch manager for Synovus in Columbus, Ga.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Miller of Walnut Ridge and the late James C. Woodson and Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Shrable of Walnut Ridge. He is serving as a second lieutenant for the United States Army.

The couple will exchange vows on Saturday in Cordell, Ga.

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Terry ~ Vance

Devin Kimberly Vance became the bride of David Cleon Terry on March 24, 2007, at 1 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Lynn.

The bride is the daughter of Larry and Mica Vance of Lynn and the granddaughter of Glenn and Irene Vance of Walnut Ridge, Doris Matthews of Lynn and the late Thomas Matthews.

The groom is the son of Benny and Betty Terry of Wooster and the grandson of the late C.N. and Ordeal Salter and the late B.C. "Buster" and Kate Terry.

Pastor Vance Penn officiated at the formal double-ring ceremony. Nuptial music was provided by Vivian Pankey of Lynn, organist, and Jeremy Smith of Jonesboro and Lindsey Deeter of Lynn, soloists.

The bride was given in marriage by her father, and each of her uncles presented her with a red rose as she came down the aisle.

Lacye Brittin Vance of Conway, sister of the bride, served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Mackenzie Nunnally of Lynn, cousin of the bride, and Danielle Brewer of Bono. Randi Scarbrough of Hoxie, cousin of the bride, was flower girl.

Perry Morriss of Conway was best man. Paul Sartain and Tom Colclasure, both of Conway, served as groomsmen.

Heather Martin of Conway attended the bride's book table.

A reception followed at the Lynn Community Center.

Following a weeklong trip to Eureka Springs, the couple are at home in Wooster, where she is a registered nurse practitioner and he is a system engineer at Acxiom in Conway.

Out-of-county guests included: Kelly Terry, Doug and Kathy Bradford, Gertie Nunnally, Steven Clinton and family, Claudia Leflwick, Lanny and Jerrie Clinton, Amanda and Avery Clinton, Burnell Terry, Judy Pond, Margie Terry, Leda Nelson, John and Debbie Shelman, Wade Mason and family, Bob, Sheila and Tyler Berry, Megan Agerton, Carla and Shirley Garrett, Vernon and Jaxine Salter, Mr. and Mrs. Keith Kimble and Carleigh Kimble, John and Cheri Ellis, Steve and Marynell Walden, Jimmy and Gwen Manning, Earl and Evelyn Vance, Bob and Martha Vance, Sarah Sanders and family, Dean and Jennifer Bailey and Tina Goff.

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Obituaries

Juanita Allen

Juanita Allen, 87, of Walnut Ridge, died April 16, 2007, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Born March 2, 1920, at Minturn, she was the daughter of John and Nancy Florence Orwick Wallin. She was a homemaker, living in the Strangers Home community near Alicia, and was of the Pentecostal belief.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Paul Allen, on May 17, 1996, whom she married Oct. 3, 1936; two daughters, Fay Allen Brown and an infant daughter; a son, Billy Morris Allen; and 11 siblings.

Survivors include three sons, Bobby J. Allen, Alabama, Paul Alfred Allen, Walnut Ridge, and Merrell L. Allen, Hoxie; a daughter, Mary Ann Thurman and husband Richard, Jonesboro; 12 grandchildren, including Marc Shawver, Alicia, who was also her caregiver; and several great-grandchildren.

Graveside service is Thursday at 2 p.m. at Strangers Home Cemetery with Sister Betty Williams officiating. Bryan Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers will be Marc Shawver, Richard Thurman, Randy Muir, Terry Hammett, Jim Fowler and Scott Fowler.

Visitation is tonight from 6 to 8.

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Bert Eno

Albert Allen "Bert" Eno, 73, of Paragould, formerly of Walnut Ridge, died April 13, 2007, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

Born Nov. 21, 1933, at Round Pond, he was retired from the Dr. Pepper plant in Paragould after 43 years of service. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Josephine Rhama Eno; his parents, William and Celeste Eno; and a brother, Joe Eno.

Survivors include two daughters, Deborah Eno, Paragould, and Diane Aguilar, Woodlawn, Tenn.; two sons, Charles Eno, Paragould, and Tommy Eno, Cabot; three sisters, Jennie Dulaney, Portia, Sue Slayton, Hoxie, and Dixie Pulliam, Walnut Ridge; a brother, Bill Eno, Batesville; eight grandchildren, Matthew Eno, Nathan Eno, Rebekah Eno, Destiny Eno, Aaron Eno, Logan Clark, Dawn Tucker and Tommy Meier; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Sunday at 2 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home in Paragould with Jesse Dollars officiating. Burial, with military honors, was in Greene County Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers were Kenneth Dulaney, Boyd McMaster, Josh McMaster, Jimmy Rousseau, Bryan Easley and David Easley. Honorary pallbearers were Darrell Butler and Harold Wagner.

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

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Jerry Lee Flippo

Former Hoxie Mayor Jerry Lee Flippo, 74, of Walnut Ridge, died April 16, 2007, at his home.

Born Oct. 21, 1932, in Hoxie, he was the son of Roy and Ida Wooley Flippo. He served as Hoxie Mayor from 1971-74 and from 1987-90. He was also a member of the State Police Commission from 1989-96, as well as a former chair of the Lawrence County Democrats and a former member of the Lawrence County Election Commission.

He was a retired automobile dealer and was a member of First Baptist Church of Hoxie. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Jones Flippo, on June 15, 2006, whom he married April 1, 1953.

Survivors include a son, Gary Devoe Flippo, Walnut Ridge; a daughter, Margo Broening and husband Harry, Milford, Ohio; a sister, Mary Evelyn Sloan and husband Tom, Walnut Ridge; and six grandchildren, Kera Flippo, Abbey Flippo, Megan Flippo, Alex Broening, Will Broening and Anna Broening.

Funeral is Friday at 2 p.m. in Bryan Chapel with Bro. Harold Russell officiating. Burial will be in Lawrence Memorial Park under the direction of Bryan Funeral Home.

Visitation is Thursday evening from 6 to 8.

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Robert Harold Mankey

Robert Harold Mankey, 55, of Walnut Ridge, died April 15, 2007.

Born June 3, 1951, at Trumann, he was a self-employed truck driver and a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of the DAV and VFW.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Laverne and Thelma Eleen Hayes Mankey; and three brothers, Jessie Mankey, R.L. Mankey and Darlene Mankey.

Survivors include a son, Luke Mankey, Jonesboro; a daughter, Kelly Ann Hansen, Williamstown, N.J.; four brothers, Donald Mankey, Bald Knob, Bud Mankey and Johnny Mankey, both of Kansas City, Mo., and Mack Mankey, Walnut Ridge; a sister, Carolyn Lamb, Walnut Ridge; and five grandchildren, Robert Cody Mankey, Riley Cole Mankey, Gerald Powers, Gavin Powers and Ashley Foster.

Graveside service is Thursday at Coffeyville Cemetery under the direction of Jackson's Newport Funeral Home.

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Elzie Mosier

Elzie "Pete" Mosier, 97, of Hoxie, died April 11, 2007, at Lawrence Hall Nursing Center.

A lifetime resident of Hoxie, he was a retired farmer and was a member of the Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, four brothers, a granddaughter and a great-grandson.

Survivors include his wife, Clara Roach Mosier; a daughter, Joyce Sullins, Bono; three sons, Bob Mosier, Paragould, Jimmy Mosier, Powhatan, and Terry Mosier, Ida; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home with A.J. Stracener and Kevin Wright officiating. Burial was in Lawrence Memorial Park.

Pallbearers were Mark Mosier, Chris Mosier, Kerry Mosier, Greg Mosier, Scott Mosier and Brent Sullins.

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Archie Perrin

Archie "Jr." Perrin, 89, of Imboden, died April 12, 2007, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

Born May 22, 1917, in Ravenden Springs, he was the son of Arch and Dora Lemmons Perrin. He served as a captain in World War II and in the Korean War. He was a member of the Imboden Lions Club, the Ravenden Masonic Lodge and the Imboden Church of Christ. He also served as an alderman on the Imboden Water Board and on the Williford Alumni Scholarship Fund.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Vivian Ratliff Perrin, on March 19, 2003, whom he married Feb. 24, 1940, at Alton, Mo.

Survivors include a son, Dr. Newton Perrin and wife Marijean, New York City; and a great-nephew, William Riley Adams, Imboden.

Funeral was Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Imboden Church of Christ with Tim Wilkins officiating. Burial was in Hope Cemetery under the direction of Higginbotham Funeral Service.

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Charles E. Shawver

Charles Edward Shawver, 85, of Lynn, died April 15, 2007, at his home.

Born May 2, 1921, in Portia, he was the son of Authur and Lois Borah Shawver. He worked at Vulcan and Farm Service and was a farmer and sawmill operator for many years. He was a World War II Army veteran.

He was a member of Faith Missionary Baptist Church at Eaton, where he served as song leader and Sunday school superintendent and teacher for many years. He was instrumental in the establishment of the church in 1958.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen Watson Shawver; and four brothers, Brooks, Bill, George and Gene.

Survivors include three daughters, Dianne Sneed, Walnut Ridge, Margie James, Jonesboro, and Marilyn Pinkston, Portia; a son, Ricky Shawver, Lynn; a brother, Joe Shawver, South Carolina; five sisters, Lorene "Pete" Albino, Florida, Helen Foley, Memphis, Mary Bradley, Jonesboro, and Patsy Wartgow and Illa Mae Morgan, both of Illinois; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral is Thursday at 2 p.m. at Faith Missionary Baptist Church in Eaton with Bro. David Stuart and Thurman Holt officiating. Burial will be in Dry Creek Cemetery at Lynn under the direction of House-Gregg Funeral Home of Lynn.

Pallbearers will be Matt Sneed, Larry Sneed, Glen James, Ronnie James, Bob Pinkston and Pat Clinton. Honorary pallbearers will be granddaughters and Larry Dotson, Steve Shawver, Mike Bristow, Virgil Lynch, Dr. Patrick Savage, Dr. Ben E. Owens Jr., and Sarah and Tina of St. Bernards Hospice.

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Avis Williams

Avis Williams, 83, of Walnut Ridge, died April 15, 2007, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

She was a homemaker and a retired restaurant cook. She was elected Gold Star Mother of the Year in 1966 by the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She was a member of the Hoxie Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by a son, Billie Joe Williams; her parents, Edward and Nancy Conway; two brothers, Ray Conway and J.E. Conway; and two sisters, Faye Sample and Maylene Gibson.

Survivors include her husband, W.J. Williams; a son, David Williams, Desoto, Kan.; two daughters, Carolyn Eastwood, Bonner Springs, Kan., and Debi Coffman, Walnut Ridge; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral is Thursday at 10 a.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home with Darrell Douglas officiating. Burial will be in Oak Forest Cemetery at Black Rock.

Pallbearers will be Daniel Smith, Eric Coffman, Steven Richmond, Noe DeLeon, Eric Rook and Benny Stalnaker.

Visitation is tonight from 6 to 8.

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