July 18, 2007 Edition

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Births

Gisele Victoria Allen Chloe Ellison Peyton Casper Glenn
Marisa Anne Moseley

Weddings/Engagements

Dickerson ~ Parker Hart ~ Stone Tate ~ Darnell

Obituaries

Kenneth H. Bandemier Rosa Lee Day Julia Rosetta Hammontree
Rebecca Sue Hart Carl Johnson Lowell Parsons
Howard Bryan Wood

Births

Gisele Victoria Allen

Stephen Joseph and Alexis Marquit Allen of Walnut Ridge have announced the birth of a daughter on July 5, 2007, at Harris Hospital in Newport. The baby weighed six pounds, eight ounces, and has been named Gisele Victoria Allen.

She has a sister, Maegan Faith Allen, 10, and two brothers, River Kordell Allen, eight, and Elijah Joseph Allen, six.

Grandparents are Darrell and Nancy Mitchell of Ravenden Springs and Thomas Allen of Walnut Ridge. She is the great-granddaughter of Gabina Cruz of Hot Springs.

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Chloe Elise Cooper Ellison

Dr. Kara (Cooper) and Jeremy Ellison of Little Rock are parents of their first child, a daughter, born June 29, 2007, at NEA Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. The baby weighed six pounds, eight ounces, and has been named Chloe Elise Cooper Ellison.

Grandparents are Don and Pat Cooper, formerly of Walnut Ridge and Diane Ellison and Wayne Ellison, all of Jonesboro. Included in the great-grandparents were the late Earl and Alma Smith of Walnut Ridge.

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Peyton Casper Glenn

David and Christy Glenn of Lynn have announced the birth of a son on July 9, 2007, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro. The baby weighed eight pounds, two ounces, and has been named Peyton Casper Glenn.

He has a brother, Braden Glenn, who is four.

Grandparents are Thomas and Susan Gawf of Lynn and Sherry Glenn of Lynn and the late Larry Glenn. Great-grandparents are Virgalene Polluck of Rogers and Mr. and Mrs. Brooks Glenn of Lynn.

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Marisa Anne Moseley

Chad and Kim Moseley of Walnut Ridge have announced the birth of a daughter, born June 29, 2007, at NEA Medical Center in Jonesboro. The baby weighed nine pounds, four ounces, and has been named Marisa Anne Moseley.

She has a sister, Reagan.

Grandparents are Lynn and David Blevins, Ron Moseley and Richard Brown. She is the great-granddaughter of Lois and Claude Huskey, June and Arthur Moseley, Ruth and Lowel Baxter and Gladys Brown.

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Weddings/Engagements

Dickerson ~ Parker

Jack and Tammy Galbreath of Hoxie and Charles Dickerson of Strawberry announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Emily Claire Dickerson, to Zachary Michael Parker, son of Tim and Pennie Hatfield of Swifton.

The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of Hoxie High School and an employee of Williams Baptist College. She is the granddaughter of David Connor of Sedgwick, Max and Pat Barajas of Denver and the late Patricia Connor and Charles Dickerson.

The prospective groom is a 2002 graduate of Swifton High School and is employed by UniServe in Newport. He is the grandson of Charles and Imogene Montgomery of Millington, Tenn., and Floyd and Annette Hatfield of Swifton.

The couple will exchange vows on July 28 at 5 p.m. at Stewart Park in Walnut Ridge. A reception will follow under the large pavilion. All family and friends are invited.

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Hart ~ Stone

Mr. and Mrs. Dale Hart of Pocahontas announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter, Brittany Nicole Hart, to Andrew Logan Stone, son of Victor and Rhonda Stone, also of Pocahontas.

The groom-elect is the grandson of Eldridge and Cletis Neece and Sherman and Gayle Stone, both of Pocahontas. He is a 2005 graduate of Pocahontas High School and attends the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, where he is majoring in biology with a secondary science education focus.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Robert and Bernice Hoffman of Walnut Ridge and the late Hilda Hoffman of Pocahontas, John and Patricia Colbert of Pocahontas, Jerry and Jean Heart of Mapaville, Mo., and Connie Schwartz of St. Louis. She is a 2006 graduate of Pocahontas High School. She also attends U of A, where she is a biology major with an emphasis in pre-med.

The couple will exchange vows on July 28 at 2 p.m. at Freedom Church in southern Randolph County with Rev. Dale Hart officiating. A reception will follow at the Black River Development Center. All relatives and friends are invited to attend.

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Tate ~ Darnell

Marlyn and Brenda Tate of Hoxie announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jill Erin Tate, to Sean Thomas Darnell, son of Stephanie Darnell of Little Rock.

The bride-elect is a 2002 graduate of Hoxie High School and is employed as guest services manager at the Holiday Inn Presidential Hotel in Little Rock.

The prospective groom is a 2002 graduate of Memorial High School in Tulsa, Okla., and is employed as a physical therapy assistant at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock.

The couple will exchange vows on Aug. 4 at noon at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Walnut Ridge. All family and friends are invited to the wedding and reception, which will follow in Priest's Memorial Hall.

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Obituaries

Kenneth H. Bandemier

Kenneth H. "Boomer" Bandemier, 44, of Black Rock, died July 11, 2007.

He was a member of Faith of the Apostles Church.

Survivors include his wife, Tammy Bandemier; a daughter, Amber; his parents, Herman and Carolyn Land Bandemier; three brothers, Rocky Bandemier, Decatur, Ill., Stephen Bandemier, Chicago, and Gary Bandemier, Valparaiso, Ind.; and a sister, Betty Heneghan, Chicago.

Funeral was Friday at 7 p.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home with David Morse officiating. Private burial was in Oak Forest Cemetery at Black Rock.

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Rosa Lee Day

Rosa Lee Day, 68, of Hoxie, died June, 13, 2007, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

She had lived in Ohio before moving to Hoxie in 1983. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Day; a son, Robert Paul Day; her parents, Carl and Martha McQuerry; a brother, George McQuerry; and a granddaughter, Kimberly Day.

Survivors include five sons, Carl Day, Black Rock, Earl Day, Hoxie, Joe Day and wife Emma, Hoxie, Charles Day and wife Raylene, Ravenden, and David Day and wife Darlene, Smithville; five daughters, Charlene Shirkey and husband Tim, Ohio, Nora Cooper and husband Carl, Hoxie, Amy Day, Hoxie, Joy Robinson and husband Billy, Hoxie, and Amanda Day, of the home; and 19 grandchildren.

Funeral was Monday at 7 p.m. in the House-Gregg Chapel with Jerry Clements officiating. Burial was in Big Bone Baptist Church Cemetery at Union, Ky.

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Julia Rosetta Hammontree

Julia Rosetta Phillips Bolt Sneed Wright Hammontree, 89, of Yellville, died July 11, 2007, at Marion County Nursing Home.

Born in Randolph County, she was the daughter of Jakie Phillips and Minnie Ferguson. She had lived in Black Rock for many years, and later in Portia, before leaving Lawrence County.

Survivors include a son, Cleatus Bolt and wife Ginny, South Carolina; a sister, Colleen Benneth, St. Louis; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside service was Monday at 1 p.m. at Oak Forest Cemetery in Black Rock with Harold Russell officiating. McNabb Funeral Home of Pocahontas had charge of arrangements.

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Rebecca Sue Hart

Rebecca Sue Hart, 58, of Jonesboro, died July 14, 2007, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

Born June 18, 1949, in Pocahontas, she was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her father, Arthur Lee Greer.

Survivors include her husband, Joe C. Hart; two sons, Joseph Lee Hart, Fayetteville, and Jonathan M. Pierce, serving in the U.S. Navy; her mother, Mary Sue Hord Greer, Pocahontas; a sister, Linda L. Swink, Paragould; and two grandchildren.

Funeral was Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the chapel of McNabb Funeral Home in Pocahontas with Robert Davis officiating. Burial was in Bradford Cemetery at Hilltop.

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Carl Johnson

Carl Johnson, 69, of Walnut Ridge, died July 11, 2007, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

Born May 14, 1938, in Portia, he was a retired crane operator. He worked in Rockford, Ill., for many years and was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Pauline Hammons Johnson; and a sister, Shelby Soter.

Survivors include a son, Mark Johnson, Walnut Ridge; a daughter, Shauna Mayo, Hickman, Ky.; a brother, Doug Johnson, Rockford, Ill.; a sister, Doris Bushaw, Rockford; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Graveside service was Saturday at 11 a.m. at Lawrence Memorial Park. Higginbotham Funeral Service had charge of arrangements.

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Lowell Parsons

Lowell Parsons, 84, of Imboden, died July 15, 2007, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Born Nov. 5, 1922, in Blanche, Mo., he was the son of Vanes and Bertha Tetrick Parsons. He was an ordained Assembly of God minister for over 60 years. He pastored the Black Jack Assembly of God Church in Dora, Mo., for the past 48 years.

Survivors include his wife, Nina Geraldine Parsons; a daughter, Ula Massey, Drury, Mo.; a sister, Lois Newton, Drury; three grandchildren, Tammy Rhoads, Jermie Massey and Jimmy Massey; three great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral is today at 2 p.m. at Black Jack Assembly of God Church in Dora, Mo., with Bro. Steve Adams officiating.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until time of the service.

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Howard Bryan Wood

Howard Bryan Wood, 79, of Portia, died July 12, 2007, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Born Dec. 26, 1927, in Walnut Ridge, he was the son of Sam and Ruby Pruit Wood. He had worked for Ford Motor Company and was a member of Hoxie First Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Ethel Wood; two sons, Bryan Wood, Michigan, and Jerry Wood, Portia; a daughter, Jackie Hass, Michigan; a brother, Bill Wood, Harrison; two sisters, Roberta Hanshaw and Mae Hudson, both of Walnut Ridge; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Saturday at 3 p.m. in Bryan Chapel. Burial was in Markham Cemetery near Egypt under the direction of Bryan Funeral Home.

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