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Jason and Rebecca Overstreet of Hoxie have announced the birth of a daughter on Jan. 31, 2008, at NEA Baptist Memorial. The baby weighed six pounds, 10 ounces, and has been named Piper Belle Overstreet.
She has an older brother, Ashtin Miles Overstreet, 16 months.
Grandparents are Terry and Charlene Benson and Dian Rush. She is the great-granddaughter of Charlene Parmenter, Landis Shook and Pat Johnson.
Ronnie and Karen Adams of Trumann announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Deanna Marie Adams of Kansas City, Mo., to Sgt. John David Neldon, son of Diana Neldon of Jonesboro, formerly of Hoxie, and Mr. and Mrs. Don Neldon, all of Jonesboro.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Kelly of Jonesboro.
She is a 1997 honor graduate of Trumann High School. She received her bachelor's degree from Arkansas State University and earned a master's degree in physical education from Northwest Missouri State in Maryville, Mo. She is employed as an athletic trainer for Liberty Schools in Liberty, Mo.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Gayle and Lucy Meise of Little Rock and the late Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Gaines, who lived in Walnut Ridge.
He attended elementary school at Hoxie and graduated from Nettleton High School in 1998. He is a sergeant in the U.S. Army and is stationed at Fort Sill, Okla. He has served during two deployments to Iraq and has many Army achievements including the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.
The couple will exchange vows on March 15 at 4 p.m. at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Jonesboro. All family and friends are invited to the ceremony and reception to follow at the Elks Club in Jonesboro.
Heather Louise Prater became the bride of Paul Andrew McCarty on Dec. 29, 2007, at White Oak Baptist Church in Walnut Ridge.
Parents of the couple are Jim and Tonya Prater of Walnut Ridge and Jerry and Cassie McCarty of Greers Ferry and the late Joy McCarty.
The bride is the granddaughter of Earl and Thelma Davis and Paul and Ruby Prater, all of Walnut Ridge, and the groom is the grandson of Arnold and Pearl McCarty of Greers Ferry.
Dr. Bob Magee officiated the double-ring formal wedding, which was held at 2 p.m. Nuptial music was provided by Tracy Henderson, organist, and Kris Mengis, soloist. The groom also sang during the ceremony.
The bride was given in marriage by her father. She wore a strapless, A-line Mori Lee gown of white duchess satin, fashioned with silver embroidery, pearls and crystals that adorned the bodice and extended down the back of the semi-cathedral length train.
She wore an ice crystal tiara with a two-tier cathedral length veil of illusion, adorned with silver embroidery, pearls and swarovski crystals that scrolled along the edge of the veil. The bride's bouquet included powder pink roses accented with pink and white star of Bethlehem and crystal stems.
Sara Brand Woodson of Walnut Ridge was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Breanna Sisk of Walnut Ridge, Melissa Rash Dean of Pocahontas and Ashley Pickering of Cave City.
Caleb McCarty of Lampe, Mo., served as best man. Groomsmen were Matthew Justice of Forrest City, Zach Pyron of Gurdon and Travis Adams of Salem.
Ushers were Alex Hayden of Conway and Michael Branscum of Greers Ferry. Monica Long of Walnut Ridge presided at the bride's book table.
A reception was held after the ceremony at the White Oak Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, followed by a dance and reception at Moni's Grill in Walnut Ridge.
Following a wedding trip to the Mayan Riviera in Cancun, Mexico, they are at home in Walnut Ridge.
Out-of-county guests were: William Felton, Curtis and Tammy Rich and family, Conway; Lorraine and Hannah Mansker, Paragould; Peggy Williams, Hardy; Ron and Bridgett Guess, Pocahontas; David and Trudy Gaines, Hot Springs; J.D. and Rebecca Causey, Alma; Larry and Pat Thomas, Heber Springs; Connie Sifford, Cave City; Ron and Danielle Davis, Dekalb, Ill.; Jean Adams, St. Charles; Brian Canada, Beth Chatman, Jonesboro; and Meredith Ainley, Los Angels.
The Colbert Clan shower was held on Nov. 4 at Black Rock in the home of Gladys Woodson. Hostesses were Woodson and Teresa Scott.
On Nov. 10, an old-fashioned ladies shower was held in the home of Patty Barnes of Powhatan. Hostesses were Barnes and Trudy Gaines of Hot Springs. Heather received a variety of cooking and cleaning gifts.
The ladies of White Oak Baptist Church held a shower for Heather and Paul on Dec. 9. They received a variety of shower gifts ranging from household appliances to home decor.
On Dec. 16, the ladies of Westside Baptist Church in Greers Ferry hosted a shower for the couple. They received numerous gifts.
A rehearsal dinner was held on Dec. 28. Hosted by the groom's parents, Jerry and Cassie McCarty, the meal was held at Don's Steakhouse in Walnut Ridge.
Virgil E. "Sonny" Adkins, 63, of Cave Springs, died Feb. 10, 2008, at his home. Born April 19, 1944, in Egypt, he was the son of Henry and Florence McEntire Adkins. Graveside service is Friday at 2 p.m. at Pine Log Cemetery, near Brookland, under the direction of Sisco Funeral Chapel of Springdale. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Bonnie Joan Ferrell Burns, 66, of Walnut Ridge, died Feb. 11, 2008, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.
Born July 11, 1941, at Delaplaine, she was the daughter of Carl and Ruby Connelly Ferrell. She was a math teacher and counselor for 37 years, 31 of which were at the Walnut Ridge School District. She was a member of First Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Bob Burns; two daughters, Laura Golden and husband Mac, Little Rock, and Kristen West and husband Alan, Walnut Ridge; two brothers, Gerald Ferrell, Walnut Ridge, and John Ferrell, Englewood, N.J.; and four grandchildren, Warner West, Graham West, Ellis Golden and Edie Rose West.
Funeral is today at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Walnut Ridge with Rev. Mark Harris officiating. Burial will be in Lawrence Memorial Park under the direction of Bryan Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Mac Golden, Alan West, Marvin Kennedy, Chuck Flowers, Jerry Worlow, Mike Bradley, John Reardon and Phillip Tolson. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of her Sunday school class.
Larry Fredrick "Lightning" Dunn, 61, of Ravenden, died Feb. 8, 2008.
Born Nov. 16, 1946, in Little Rock, he was the son of Earnest Grant and Mabel Christina Christopher Dunn.
Survivors include a sister, Norma Haynes, Ravenden; and a stepbrother, Gary Jones, Ravenden.
Graveside service was Monday at 2 p.m. at Perry Cemetery with Keith Marlin officiating. McNabb Funeral Home of Pocahontas had charge of arrangements.
Beulah M. Miller Durham, 95, of Mountain Home, formerly of Strawberry, died Feb. 6, 2008, at Care Manor.
Born Nov. 7, 1912, in Strawberry, she was the daughter of George and Lena Sneed Miller. She had lived in Mountain Home for 21 years, after moving from Strawberry. She was a member of the Bowling Hall of Fame at Batesville.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Everett Gordon Durham, whom she married on Aug. 25, 1935, at Strawberry; a brother and five sisters.
Survivors include a son, Max Durham and wife Regina, Lynn; two daughters, Betty Koogler, Hinkley, Ill., and Louann Biehler and husband Rich, Mountain Home; six grandchildren, Tammy Griffey, Jerry Koogler, Chauna Taylor, Chad Taylor, Chrissy Biehler and Brian Biehler; 10 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.
A celebration of her life was held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Strawberry Church of Christ with Bros. Don House and Ken Burton officiating. Burial was in Lancaster Cemetery at Strawberry under the direction of Kirby and Family Funeral & Cremation Services of Mountain Home.
Pallbearers were Denny Durham, Jimmy Terry Durham, Sloan Durham, Tal Durham, Todd Durham, Eddie Durham, Scott Durham, Mitch Bell and Perry Bell. Honorary pallbearers were Joe Turner, Lowell Turner, Carl Miller, Noel Durham, Edward Durham, Carl Durham, Charles Durham, Billy Dean Durham, Mike Durham, Terry Durham, David Gardner and Larry Sisk.
Memorials may be made to the Care Manor Nursing Home.
An online guestbook is available at www.kirbyandfamily.com.
Syble Frye, 84, of Jonesboro, died Feb. 11, 2008.
Born Aug. 14, 1923, in Walnut Ridge, she was the daughter of James Herman and Cora Lee Blackshear Willfond. She was a former employee of the Barber Coleman Company in Loves Park, Ill., and was a member of Cathedral Baptist Church in Rockford, Ill.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene C. Frye, on May 1, 2006, whom she married Oct. 29, 1938; three sisters, Eva Haynes, Marie Hall and Bernice Willfond; and five brothers, Jewel Willfond, Doyle Willfond, Weldon Willfond, Marvin Willfond and Max Willfond.
Survivors include a son, Randy Fry and wife Sue, Rockford, Ill.; a daughter, Bonnie Deen and husband Floyd, Sedgwick; five grandchildren, Waylan Deen, Eugenia Rutherford, Kristin Dacus, Andy Fry and Wendy Koester; and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral is Thursday at 2 p.m. in Bryan Chapel with Rev. Marion Stringer officiating. Burial will be in Whittaker Cemetery under the direction of Bryan Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Waylan Deen, Sam Barnett, Chris Dacus, Andrew Fry, Fred Casper and Truman Britton.
Visitation is Thursday from 1 p.m. until time of service.
Viva Nadine Horn, 70, of Hoxie, died Feb. 11, at her home.
She had lived in Strawberry and Walnut Ridge before moving to Hoxie. She was a retired factory worker and Wal-Mart employee and was a member of the Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Horn; her parents, Ed and Nellie Carmichael; a brother and a sister.
Survivors include six sons, Edward Horn and Russ Horn, both of Walnut Ridge, Vern Horn and Jim Horn, both of Kansas, Jack Horn, Florida, and Tom Horn, Mississippi; two brothers, Eddie Carmichael, Supply, and Graylon Carmichael, Pocahontas; a sister, Mae Hill, Supply; 15 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Graveside service will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Pittman Cemetery, near Supply, under the direction of House-Gregg Funeral Home.
No visitation is planned.
Eva Zoe Hurst, 64, of Alicia, died Feb. 10, 2008, at Jonesboro.
She was an employee of St. Bernards Regional Medical Center for many years and retired as a physician's assistant for Associated Radiologists. She was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Sylvia Lacefield Hurst; and a brother, Silas Hurst.
Survivors include a daughter, Sonda Rogers, Walnut Ridge; four sisters, Theresa Parks, and Bes Wilson, both of Jonesboro, Esther Montgomery, Walnut Ridge, and Rachel Broadway, Hoxie; and a brother, Zane Hurst, Imboden.
Graveside services are today at 10 a.m. at Calvin Cemetery, near Alicia, with Father Paul Worm officiating. House-Gregg Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Rose Isley, 80, of Batesville, died Feb. 9, 2008, at White River Medical Center in Batesville.
Born Dec. 12, 1927, at Lynn, she was the daughter of Marvin and Pearl Johnson. She was a homemaker and was a member of White Drive Baptist Church in Batesville.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Isley.
Survivors include a daughter, Kathy Schutz, Batesville; two brothers, Mack Johnson, Houston, Texas, and Carl Johnson, Iona, Okla.; two grandchildren, Ellen Harmon and Rachel Collins; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral was Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Roller-Crouch Chapel with Mike Conyers officiating. Private burial was under the direction of Roller-Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville.
Pallbearers were Scott Harmon, Chris Collins, Chad Kennedy, Zachary Collins, Cody Collins and Chuck Price. Honorary pallbearers were John Buie, Jerry Buie, Don Buie, David Beauchamp and Dr. Tom Cummins.
An online guestbook is available at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.
Harvey Lee Jones, 58, of Walnut Ridge, died Feb. 6, 2008, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.
Born Dec. 4, 1949, in Walnut Ridge, he was a retired truck driver.
He was preceded in death by his father, Harvey Jefferson Jones; and a brother, Billy Joe Jones.
Survivors include a son, Christopher Jones, Jonesboro; a daughter, Brandy White, Walnut Ridge; his mother, Myrtle Jones, Walnut Ridge; two brothers, Howard Jones, Walnut Ridge, and Tom Jones, Jonesboro; four sisters, Connie Jones, Rosie Wagner and Brenda Turner, all of Walnut Ridge, and June Klinert, Michigan; and five grandchildren, Dalton Jones, Dylan Jones, Cameron Jones, Chad White and Brook White.
Graveside service was Saturday at 2 p.m. at Markham Cemetery with Adam Jones officiating. Bryan Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers were Tony Wagner, Scotty Turner, Adam Jones, Greg Wrenfrow, Rick Foreman and Lonnie Jones. Mike Davis served as honorary pallbearer.
Jessie Kious, 97, of Egypt, died Feb. 4, 2008, at Skill Care Nursing Home in Jonesboro.
Born Aug. 15, 1910, she was a homemaker and was of the Baptist belief.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold Kious.
Funeral was Feb. 6 at 2 p.m. at Egypt Baptist Church with Don Miller officiating. Burial was in Markham Cemetery, near Egypt, under the direction of Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home of Jonesboro.
Pallbearers included Dorman Huffstedler, Bill Keith, Fred Kious and Larry Kious.
Robin C. Lassiter, 47, of Walnut Ridge, died Feb. 10, 2008.
Born Jan. 11, 1961, in Walnut Ridge, he was the son of Dewey Edgar and Christine Margaret Moore Lassiter.
He was preceded in death by a brother, D. Roy Lassiter.
Survivors include a son, Adam Lassiter, of the home; a daughter, Amy Lassiter, Hoxie; four sisters, Tommy Lassiter, Barnhart, Mo., Nancy Ern, Aurora, Colo., Jacqueline Gustafson, Michigan, and Audrey Vance, Desert Center, Calif.; three brothers, Charles Lassiter, Mike Lassiter and David Lassiter, all of Vancouver, Wash.; and a grandchild, Kaden Warren.
Arrangements will be announced by Bryan Funeral Home.
Roy William Neal, 67, of Macks Creek, Mo., formerly of Hoxie, died Feb. 5, 2008, at the Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach, Mo.
Born April 2, 1940, in Hoxie, he worked as a supervisor in the food industry and was a member of the Branch Assembly of God Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Maudie Smith Neal.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth H. Neal; a daughter, Renee Lynch and husband David, Macks Creek; a son, Wally Neal and wife Vickie, Savannah, Ga.; a brother, Bobby Neal, Walnut Ridge; four sisters, Pauline Kamery, Sedalia, Mo., Irene Milgrim, Jonesboro, Christine Nees, Black Rock, and Lucille Humphries, Oklahoma; and two grandchildren, Noah Lynch and Miranda Lynch.
Graveside service was Saturday at 10 a.m. at Lawrence Memorial Park with Rev. Don Emery officiating. Bryan Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
Family and friends served as pallbearers.
Jewell Reynolds, 93, of Portia, died Feb. 3, 2008, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Born Jan. 28, 1915, in the Lauratown community, he was the son of James Berry and Sally Belle Goza Reynolds. He was a former resident of the Coffman community and moved to Portia in 1963. He was a farmer for over 50 years and was a member of the Coffman Free Will Baptist Church, where he was a longtime superintendent of the Sunday school classes.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Adeline Erwin Reynolds, on Sept. 14, 2006, whom he married Dec. 27, 1947; two sisters, Piety Reynolds and Pauline Oldham; and two brothers, Charlie Reynolds and Ferd Reynolds.
Survivors include a daughter, Janice Reynolds, Portia.
Funeral was Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 3:30 p.m. in Bryan Chapel with Sister Betty Williams officiating. Burial was in Lawrence Memorial Park under the direction of Bryan Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were, J.D. Beary, Gale Linebaugh, Dale Swartzlander, Doyle Murphy, Doug Oldham, Dale Freeman, Everett Pinkston and Dent White.
Kenneth Terry, 91, of Walnut Ridge, died Feb. 5, 2008, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Born Sept. 23, 1916, he was the son of Cecil and Hester Sides Terry. A lifelong resident of Lawrence County, he was a farmer and was of the Baptist belief.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Whaley Terry; five brothers, Cornelius "Shorty" Terry, Ernest Terry, Daniel Terry, J.C. Terry and an infant brother; a sister, Lorene Vinson; a daughter-in-law, Mary Terry; a grandson, Kevin James Terry; and a great-grandson, Zachary Dale Halbrook.
Survivors include a son, Ken Joe Terry, Greensboro, N.C.; a daughter, Shirley Rice, Portia; a brother, Bernice Terry, Moline, Ill.; four sisters, Irene Bradley, California; Ruby Whaley, Michigan, Willodeane Schleuter, and Elizabeth Holder and husband Weldon, all of Walnut Ridge; three grandchildren, Sean Terry, Jerry Halbrook and Linda Glidewell; and five great-grandchildren.
Graveside service was Friday at 11 a.m. at Ward Cemetery, near Strawberry, under the direction of House-Gregg Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Rick Goff, Danny Gibson, Jim Tedder, Warren Fender, Gene Moody and Jason Andrews.
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