Births

Colter Wade Hunt Hunter Gage Voyles

Weddings/Engagements

Anglin ~ Davis Bates ~ Reed Brand ~ Woodson
Sullins ~ Weaver Swindle ~ Gates

Obituaries

Coy Letta Bristow Wilma Brooks Betty Lou Fielden
Dorothy Buchanan Garvin Beulah Martin Gladys Louise Mathews
Alvie Cecil McClaran Retha Priest Imogene Riggs
Jim Sloan III

Births

Colter Wade Hunt

Jason and Gretchen Hunt of Paragould have announced the birth of a son on August 1, 2007, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro. The baby weighed eight pounds, 12 ounces, and has been named Colter Wade Hunt.

He has an older brother, Conley Glenn Hunt, who is four.

Grandparents are Larry and Vivian Heyl and Paul and Peggy Hunt, all of Brookland. He is the great-grandson of Norma Asbury of Brookland.

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Hunter Gage Voyles

Tonya Russell and Teddy Voyles of Black Rock announce the birth of a son born July 6 at the Harris Hospital in Newport. The baby weighed seven pounds, three ounces and has been named Hunter Gage Voyles. He has a five-year-old brother, Triston.

Grandparents are Danny and Pat Russell of Brookland, Lana Russell and Deb and Reval Voyles, all of Black Rock and Chet and Sharon Boggs of Pocahontas. Great-grandparents are Jim and Linda Funchess and Ruth Boggs, all of Black Rock, Bucky and Donna Greer of Jonesboro, Victoria Baty of Pocahontas and Louise Perry of Bentonville.

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Weddings/Engagements

Anglin ~ Davis

Kathy Anglin of Smithville, Randy and Dian Rush of Hoxie and Alan and Sarah Whaley of Clover Bend announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Raven Jalanna Dannette Anglin, to Troy Michael Davis, son of Dr. Michael and Dora Davis of Pocahontas.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Jerry and Barbara Anglin of Smithville, Robin and Frances Whaley of Clover Bend and Bill Rush of Walnut Ridge and the late Dee Rush.

She is a 2004 graduate of Hoxie High School and is employed at the Randolph County Veterinary Clinic in Pocahontas.

The prospective groom is a 2003 graduate of Maynard High School. He is the grandson of Ethel Vandergrift of Pocahontas and the late Cecil Vandergrift and Helen Davis of Dalton and the late T.C. Davis.

He is employed by Davis Cattle Partnership in Dalton.

The couple will exchange vows on Saturday, Aug. 18, at 5 p.m. at the Dalton Church of Christ in Dalton. A reception will follow at the Dalton Fire Station. All family and friends are invited to attend.

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Bates ~ Reed

David and Barbara Bates of Ward announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Brooke Ashley Bates, to Eric Michael Reed of Lonoke, son of Michael and Sandy Reed of Walnut Ridge.

The bride elect is the granddaughter of Geneva Boyd of Ward and the late John "Woody" Boyd. She is a 2002 graduate of Abundant Life High School in Sherwood and is employed by the United States Postal Service.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Dorthern and Helen Johnson of Walnut Ridge and the late Delmar and Ruth Reed of Hoxie. He is a 1998 graduate of Hoxie High School and is employed by O'Reilly Auto Parts in Little Rock.

The couple will exchange vows on Sept. 15 at the Marlsgate Plantation in Scott.

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Brand ~ Woodson

Lorraine Mansker of Paragould announces the engagement and forthcoming marriage of her daughter, Sara Mechelle Brand, to Michael Seth Woodson, son of Mike and Debbie Woodson of Pocahontas.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Janice Brand and Barbara Brand of Walnut Ridge and the late Jeff Brand. She is a 2001 graduate of Walnut Ridge High School and attended Arkansas State University.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Charles and Barbara Woodson of Black Rock and Stella Riggs of Hoxie and the late Eugene Riggs. He is a 2003 graduate of Pocahontas High School.

The couple will exchange vows on Sept. 1, 2007 in Paragould.

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Sullins ~ Weaver

Brent and Dolly Sullins of Bono announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashley Marie, to Nicholas Adam Weaver, son of David and Paula Weaver of Camden.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Jerry and Joyce Sullins of Bono and Ruth Curtis of Jonesboro and the late Bill Curtis. She is the great-granddaughter of Clara Mosier of Hoxie and the late Elzie "Pete" Mosier and the late Alton "Buss" and Myrtle Sullins.

She is a 2005 graduate of Westside High School and is a licensed cosmetologist. She is pursuing a degree in occupational therapy and is employed by David's Bridal in Little Rock.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Vernon and Sue Weaver and Pauline Walsh and the late Kenneth H. Walsh, all of Camden.

He is a 2002 graduate of Camden Fairview High School and a 2006 magna cum laude graduate of Arkansas State University. He is pursing a doctorate degree in medicine and is employed as a therapy technician at Baptist Rehabilitation Center in Little Rock.

The wedding will be held Nov. 17 at 1 p.m. at the Albert Pike Hotel in Little Rock. A reception will follow.

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Swindle ~ Gates

Sheri Lee Gates was united in marriage to Ricky Dean Swindle on Aug. 6, 2007, in a private double-ring ceremony in the home of Don and Sue Layne of Hoxie.

Sheri is the daughter of Thomas Allen of Walnut Ridge and Darrell and Nancy Mitchell of Ravenden Springs.

Ricky is the son of Thomas and Ruby Swindle of Alicia.

Don Layne performed the ceremony.

Out of county guests

Out-of-county guests at the wedding included: Kelsie Swindle of Little Rock.

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Obituaries

Coy Letta Bristow

Coy Letta Bristow, 95, of Lynn, died Aug. 5, 2007, at Lawrence Hall Nursing Center.

A lifetime resident of Lynn, she was a homemaker and had been a member of the Lynn Church of Christ for 83 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Pelham Bristow; and two sisters.

Survivors include a daughter, Barbara J. Mize, Lynn; two sons, Benny Bristow, Longview, Texas, and Burrell Bristow, Lynn; two sisters, Inez Penn, Lynn, and Wanda Baker, St. Louis; a brother, Bryan Boatenhammer, Florida; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral is today at 10 a.m. at the Lynn Church of Christ with Kenny Townsley officiating. Burial will be in Dry Creek Cemetery under the direction of House-Gregg Funeral Home of Lynn.

Pallbearers will be Terry Bristow, Michael Bristow, Randy Evans, Lorin Bristow, Stephen Bristow and Blake Bristow. Honorary pallbearers will be Dustan Durham, Hunter Durham, Eddie Durham, Kyle Bristow, Marion Mitchell and Colman Evans.

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Wilma Brooks

Wilma Brooks, 73, of Jonesboro, sister of Patsy White of Walnut Ridge, died Aug. 2, 2007, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro. Burial was Monday in Pine Hill Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home of Jonesboro. An online guestbook is available at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.

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Betty Lou Fielden

Betty Lou Fielden, 70, of Pocahontas, died Aug. 3, 2007.

She was born Nov. 29, 1936, at O'Kean.

She was preceded in death by a son, Michael Fielden; her parents, Charlie and Virginia Barham Martin; two brothers, Charles Martin and Jim Martin; and four sisters, Shirley Martin, Norma Martin, Karen Watson and Anna Beth Skimahorn.

Survivors include her husband, Elton; two daughters Linda Camp and husband Jim, and Marisa Mathews and husband Mike, all of Pocahontas; two brothers, Mark Martin, Benton, and Larry Martin, Paragould; two sisters, Mary Million, Sulpulpa, Okla., and Lisa Looney, Pocahontas; four grandchildren, Jordan Camp, Jared Camp, Jake Redwine and Rachel Sheets; and a great-grandson.

A memorial service was held Monday at 10 a.m. at Old Union Cemetery with Warren Smith officiating. McNabb Funeral Home of Pocahontas had charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Arthritis Foundation.

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Dorothy Buchanan Garvin

Dorothy Buchanan Garvin, 87, of Hoxie, died Aug. 1, 2007 at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

Born January 18, 1920, in the Paul Switch community in Bono, she was the daughter of George Washington and Ellie Buchanan. She was a homemaker and a member of the Main Street Church of Christ in Walnut Ridge.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Guy Garvin, in 1969, whom she married in 1935 in Sedgwick.

Survivors include three sons, Samuel Garvin, Niles, Mich., and Virgil Garvin and Herman Garvin, both of Warm Springs; five daughters, Evelyn Crow and Shirley Gilbert, both of Pocahontas, Helen Swindle, Walnut Ridge, Sharion Bristow, Hoxie, and Ruth Phillips, Black Rock; 29 grandchildren; 69 great-grandchildren; and 36 great-great grandchildren.

Funeral was Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home Chapel in Jonesboro with Don House officiating. Burial was in Trinity Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Brian Swindle, Josh Phillips, Nathin Bonner, Wesley Garvin, Jimmy Webb and Wendell Garvin. Honorary pallbearers were Terry Phillips, Ed Bristow and Jim Gilbert.

Memorials may be made to the Children's Home in Paragould.

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

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Beulah Martin

Beulah Martin, 80, of Augusta, mother of Wayne Martin of Hoxie, died Aug. 2, 2007, at her home. Burial was Monday in Manila Cemetery under the direction of Cobb Funeral Home of Blytheville.

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Gladys Louise Mathews

Gladys Louise Mathews, 93, of Pocahontas, died Aug. 4, 2007.

She was the daughter of Turley and Ursel Miller.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Otha Mathews.

Survivors include a son, Woodrow Mathews, Pocahontas; two daughters, Shirley Redden, Trumann, and Phyllis Morse, North Little Rock; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the chapel of McNabb Funeral Home in Pocahontas. Burial was in Lawrence Memorial Park.

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Alvie Cecil "A.C." McClaran

Alvie Cecil "A.C." McClaran, 74, of Wirth, father of David McClaran of Ravenden, died Aug. 4, 2007, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Burial with military honors will be Thursday in Greenville, S.C. Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland had charge of local arrangements. Memorials may be made to Legacy Hospice of Salem.

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Retha Blackshear Hutton Priest

Retha Blackshear Hutton Priest, 94, of Little Rock, formerly of Lawrence County, died Aug. 4, 2007, at Willow Bend Nursing Home in Marion.

Born June 15, 1913, in Bonham, Texas, she was the daughter of Sam and Minerva Blackshear. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Mabelvale Church of Christ in Little Rock.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Bernie Hutton; her second husband, Earl Priest; a daughter, Patricia Hutton; seven brothers, four sisters and a granddaughter, Laura Hare.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Ann Stroup, Marion; two sons, Sammy Hutton, Biscoe, and Johnny Hutton, Des Arc; three sisters, Rutha Wylie, Sikeston, Mo., Gail Dunham, Newport, and Lavina Pace, Hoxie; a brother, Arthur Blackshear, Newport; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral is today at 2 p.m. in Bryan Chapel with Dennis Gulledge of the Mabelvale Church of Christ and Robert Davis officiating. Burial will be in Lawrence Memorial Park under the direction of Bryan Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Marty Pace, Scott Blackshear, Steve Davis, Stephen Davis, Hobie Romine and Don Pace.

Visitation will be today from 12:30 p.m. until time of the service.

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Imogene Riggs

Imogene Smith Pickens Riggs, 93, of Hoxie, died Aug. 1, 2007, at Lawrence Hall Nursing Center.

Born Aug. 19, 1913, at Noland, she was the daughter of William Claibourne and Isabelle Gullett Smith. She was a member of the Hoxie United Methodist Church, the Geneva Burton Circle and was a lifetime member of the Hoxie Rainbow Chapter of Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Rudy Pickens; her second husband, Ted Riggs; nine sisters and three brothers.

Survivors include four daughters, Sue Brand and Francine McKnight, both of Walnut Ridge, Pam Allen, Hoxie, and Pat Busbea, North Little Rock; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Hoxie United Methodist Church with Revs. Michael Winberry and Everett Isom officiating. Burial was in Lawrence Memorial Park under the direction of Bryan Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were grandsons: Alan Brand, Keith Brand, Kevin Brand, Brian Welch, Allen Smith, Kenneth Bennett, Tommy Allen and Eddie Jones.

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Jim Sloan III

James F. Sloan III, age 81, of Walnut Ridge died Tuesday morning at Lawrence Memorial Hospital after a lengthy battle with Parkinson's Disease. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time but will be announced by Bryan Funeral Home.

A member of a pioneer Lawrence County family, Sloan was a native of Black Rock and spent most of his adult life in Walnut Ridge. He was an attorney and managed family farm interests. He had previously served as city attorney and on various boards, such as the Walnut Ridge School Board, Lawrence Memorial Hospital Board of Governors, local financial institutions, and others.

Among his survivors are his wife, Elzine Oldham Sloan; two sons, Dane Sloan and Clay Sloan and wife, Penny; two brothers, Jack Sloan of Black Rock and Winston Sloan of Fayetteville; and two step-grandchildren, Haley and Zach Osburn, and several nieces and nephews.

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