January 16, 2008 EditionAlso in this issue...
Joel and Jill Crocker of Brookland have announced the birth of a daughter on Jan. 10, 2008, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. The baby weighed six pounds, 15 ounces, and has been named Kathryn Sloan Crocker.
Grandparents are Riley and Kathy Weir of Jonesboro, Steve and Vicki Smith of Ripley, Tenn., Kenny and Pat Scott of Brookland and Jim Crocker of Jonesboro.
She is the great-granddaughter of Pete Wicker and Bob and Hattie Smith of Hoxie and Frances Nall and Marie Crocker of Brookland.
Jeremy and Stormy Cunningham of Walnut Ridge announce the birth of a son on Jan. 8, 2008, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. The baby weighed eight pounds, 11 ounces and was named Jersie Glenn Cunningham.
He has an older sister, Sunnie Cunningham.
Grandparents are Ronald and Shelia Trujillo of Fort Smith, Jim and Susie Cunningham of Pocahontas and Anthony and Terry Sue Passalaqua and Allen Williams, all of Walnut Ridge. He is the great-grandson of E.W. "Sonny" Anderson and Wanda Summers, both of Walnut Ridge.
Ben and Mary Mason of Caruthersville, Mo., have announced the birth of a daughter on Dec. 2, 2007, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. The baby weighed nine pounds, six ounces, and has been named Hannah Elizabeth Mason.
She has an older sister, Abigail Kay Mason, who is five.
Grandparents are Chet and Sue Moyers of Caruthersville and Carl and Beth Mason of Walnut Ridge. She is the great-granddaughter of Mrs. Roscoe Hays of Jonesboro.
Cassandra Irene "Cassie" Palmer became the bride of Robert Isaac Sapp in a ceremony solemnized on Dec. 29, 2007, at 10 a.m. at the Hoxie Community Center.
Parents of the couple are Ann Fry of Hoxie and Eddie Palmer of Pocahontas and Daniel and Betty Sapp of Tuckerman.
Rev. Rowdy Morgan officiated the double-ring, formal ceremony. Music was provided by Chris Sloan.
The bride was given in marriage by her father.
Kim Gilbert of Jonesboro served as maid of honor, and Joel Sapp of Tuckerman was best man.
A reception followed the ceremony.
The couple are residing at 210 Ridgecrest, Walnut Ridge. Robert is employed in maintenance at Alberto Culver in Jonesboro, and Cassie plans to attend beauty school.
Michelle Smith became the bride of Bobby Segraves on Jan. 6, 2008, at The Little Bell Chapel in Harrison.
They were honored with a reception on Saturday evening at the Walnut Ridge Country Club with many relatives and friends attending. Out-of-county guests included Derek Blackwell of Jonesboro and his wife, Ashley Little Blackwell, who is attending nursing school in Oklahoma City, and Weston Little of Jonesboro.
The couple are at home in Walnut Ridge after spending two days at Big Cedar Lodge in Branson.
Amos Owen Bridges, 89, of Black Rock, died Jan. 9, 2008, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Born July 18, 1918, in Black Rock, he was the son of Ira and Elva McBride Bridges. A lifelong resident of Black Rock, he worked as a carpenter for Clark Construction for over 40 years and was a member of the Black Rock Methodist Church. He was a lifetime member of the Black Rock VFW Post 11300.
He was a World War II Army veteran, serving in the South Pacific with the 25th Infantry Division at Guadalcanal, Hawaii, New Zealand and the Georgian Islands.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Alma Jearelene Smith Bridges, whom he married May 27, 1944, in Powhatan; a daughter, Carolyn Bridges, Black Rock; two sons, Jim Bridges and wife Judy, Pocahontas, and Bobby Bridges and wife Linda, Imboden; a brother, Matthew Bridges, Rockford, Ill.; three grandchildren, Bridget Bridges, Brad Bridges and Tim Hudson; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral was Saturday at 2 p.m. in Higginbotham Chapel with Rev. Bob McMillon officiating. Burial was in Kelly Cemetery, near Imboden, under the direction of Higginbotham Funeral Service.
Monnie Lou Armstrong Cook, 93, of Pocahontas, mother of Ralph L. Cook Jr., of Imboden, died Jan. 11, 2008. Burial was Sunday in Randolph Memorial Gardens at Pocahontas under the direction of McNabb Funeral Home.
Charles Michael Crider, 60, of Searcy, died Jan. 8, 2008, at his home.
He was born Nov. 28, 1947, in Walnut Ridge.
He worked as a forklift driver for the Wal-Mart Distribution Center for several years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Almus and Henrietta Davis Crider; a brother, Rudy Crider; and a grandson, Tanner Phares.
Survivors include a son, Michael Crider II; a daughter, Tina Phares and husband Ben, Searcy; a sister, Loretta Brewer, Portia; a brother, Tony Crider; and two grandsons, Tyler Meachum and Carsyn Crider.
Funeral was Friday at 1 p.m. at Powell Funeral Home in Searcy. Burial was in Foster's Chapel Cemetery.
An online guestbook is available at www.powellfuneralhome.net.
Glyndon "Glen" Graham, 68, of Rockford, Ill., formerly of Lawrence County, died Jan. 7, 2008, in Rockford.
He had lived in Rockford the past 21 years and worked as a maintenance technician. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by his parents, W.C. "Bruce" and Alice Meadows Graham; and a brother, Clarence Graham.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Spargo Graham, whom he married July 8, 1966; three daughters, Glenda Rothschadl and husband Steve, Pamela Ray and husband Donald, and Melodie Ferrarl and husband Jeff, all of Rockford; a sister, Janet Ragan and husband Paul, Las Vegas; two brothers, Wiley Graham and wife Deedee, Port Byron, Ill., and Martin Graham and wife Irene, Rockford; five grandchildren, Samantha Norris, Cody Stintson, Brooke Ray, Conner Ray and Nicholas Ferrarl; and a great-grandchild.
Funeral was Saturday at 11 a.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home with Don House officiating. Burial was in Lawrence Memorial Park.
Pallbearers were Matt Spargo, Preston Spargo, Glen Spargo, Howard Murphy, Jeff Spargo and Greg Brown. Honorary pallbearers were Richard Spargo, Gary Cook, Joe Pierce, Ronnie Pierce, Richard Tinker, Tommy Graham and Talmadge Graham.
Erma Lee Williams Haskett, 74, of Swifton, died Jan. 9, 2008, at Newport.
She was born Jan. 20, 1933, in Alicia. She was raised in Alicia and attended Walnut Ridge High School. She was a secretary and treasurer for the Swifton School District for 29 years. She was a member of AARP, the Retired Teachers Association and the Swifton Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Ola House Williams; and a sister, Lucille Moore.
Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Donald Ray Haskett, whom she married March 14, 1953; a son, Donald Lee Haskett, Austin; a daughter, Terry Lynn Overbey, Fort Smith; four grandchildren, John Randall Overbey, Leia Beth Brown, Mitchell Haskett and Tyler Haskett; and a great-grandchild.
Funeral was Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Swifton Church of Christ with Darrell Douglas officiating. Burial was in Strangers Home Cemetery at Alicia under the direction of Jackson's Newport Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Kevin Theilemier, Brian Templeton, Nick Templeton, Adam King, Marty Harvey and Monroe King.
An online guestbook is available at www.jacksonsfh.com.
Wilburn Louis Kirksey, 89, of Jonesboro, brother of Carmelita Roper of Imboden, died Jan. 8, 2008, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro. Burial was Thursday in Sunset Memorial Gardens at Lawton, Okla. Memorials may be made to Kellers Chapel Cemetery, 701 Amberwood Ave., Jonesboro, AR 72401. An online guestbook is available at www.greggfunerals.com.
Everett Tillman Lingo, 89, of Walnut Ridge, died Jan. 10, 2008.
He was a retired truck driver and was a member of the Black Rock Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Maxine Hass Lingo; a son, Ken Lingo; his parents, Homer and Cliffe Woodson Lingo; and a sister, Mary Nell.
Survivors include a son, John Lingo, Tuscon, Ariz.; a brother, Danny Roth, Elkhart, Ind.; a sister, Nancy Roth, Elkhart, Ind.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral was Sunday at 2 p.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home with Don House officiating. Burial was in Oak Forest Cemetery at Black Rock.
Pallbearers were Ray Dane, Harmon Dotson, Terry Franklin, Bill Grissom, Johnnie Martin, Paul David Ragsdale and Bob Waite. Honorary pallbearers were Ms. Beanie Ervin, Clint Ervin, Ms. Georgia Foster, Paul Ragsdale Sr., Don and Nina Truitt, Clyde Woodson and David Woodson.
Cyndi Molnar, 52, of Tucson, Ariz., died Jan. 14, 2008, at her home.
She was the chief financial officer of the Tucson Association for Child and Family Resources and was of the Methodist belief.
Survivors include her mother, Shirley Guy, Walnut Ridge; her father, Jim Molnar, Pittsburgh; and a sister, Laura Molnar, Walnut Ridge.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete, with services to be held in Tucson.
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