April 23, 2008 Edition

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Emma Rose Clements


DeJarnette ~ Teel Smith ~ Parker


Fred Bryan Chisenhall Kenneth Leo Claude Charles McMahan
Woodrow Robinson Lovis Stewart Sloan Gustavus Turnbow
Joe A. Ward Jim Watson Lavonda Bernice Wiest
Pauline Darris-Wilson


Emma Rose Clements

Jeff and Kelly Clements of Walnut Ridge have announced the birth of a daughter on April 8, 2008, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro. The baby weighed seven pounds, three ounces, and has been named Emma Rose Clements.

Grandparents are Charles and Ronda Clements of Walnut Ridge, Pam Yandell of Corning and the late Larry Yandell.

She is the great-granddaughter of Rudy and Mary Clements of Walnut Ridge and Esther Haynes of Doniphan, Mo.

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DeJarnette ~ Teel

Everett and Cletha DeJarnette of Portia announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Brandie Lynn DeJarnette, to Anthony James Teel, son of Joel and Barbara Teel of Hoxie.

Brandie is the granddaughter of Basil and Iva Thacker of Smithville and Noma DeJarnettte of Portia. She is a 2003 graduate of Lynn High School.

Anthony is the grandson of Bud and Hazel Jones of Hoxie and James Teel of Alicia and the late Teresa Teel. He is a 2003 graduate of Hoxie High School.

The couple will be married on Saturday, June 7, at 4 p.m. at the home of the bride's grandparents, Basil and Iva Thacker, in Smithville. A reception will follow at the Smithville Baptist Church fellowship hall. In the event of rain, the wedding will be held at the church, as well. All family and friends are invited to attend.

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Smith ~ Parker

Dennis and Paula Smith of Alicia have announced the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Tiffany Marie Smith, to Jeremy Grant Parker, son of Rick and Barbara Parker of Walnut Ridge.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Bonnie Downum of Hoxie and the late Paul Downum and the late Walter Smith and Audrey Smith Julian.

She graduated from ASUTC with her LPN and is attending ASU where she plans to graduate in December with an associate's degree in nursing. She is employed as an LPN at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Wilburn and Agnus Hibbs of Walnut Ridge and Wanda Spargo of Walnut Ridge and the late J.R. Spargo.

He is a graduate of ASU with a bachelor's degree in business. He works in inside sales at Spirit Fitness Inc. in Jonesboro.

The couple will exchange vows on May 31 at 5 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Walnut Ridge. All family and friends are invited.

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Fred Bryan Chisenhall

Fred Bryan Chisenhall, 78, of Friars Point, Miss., uncle of Charles Lee of Walnut Ridge, died April 14, 2008, at his home. Burial was Thursday in Forest Hills Cemetery Midtown under the direction of Canale Funeral Directors of Memphis. Memorials may be made to the National Diabetes Association or to the National Cancer Association.

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Kenneth Leo Claude

Kenneth Leo Claude, 57, of Williford, died April 15, 2008, at his home.

He was born July 27, 1950, at Pocahontas.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Victory Ruth Claude; his parents, Marion B. and Lilliam Rickman Claude; and a brother, Randy Claude.

Survivors include a son, Guy Claude, Williford; a daugher, Kenya Branam, Jonesboro; two brothers, Russell Claude and Rick Claude, both of Imboden; a sister, Kathy Claude, Booneville; and four grandchildren, Ryan Claude, Austin Claude, Trinity Branam and Kadance Davis.

Arrangements will be announced by Bryan Funeral Home.

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Charles McMahan

Charles McMahan, 66, of Imboden, died April 17, 2008, at Walnut Ridge Nursing and Rehab.

He was a retired farmer and was a member of the Cash Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth McMahan; and his parents.

Survivors include three sisters, Jeanie Larkin, Marion, Flora Bice, Black Rock, and Joan Leonard, Jonesboro.

Graveside services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in Shiloh Cemetery, north of Jonesboro, with Matthew Leonard officiating. Langford-Bookout Funeral Home of Jonesboro has charge of arrangements.

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Woodrow Robinson

Woodrow Robinson, 67, of Pocahontas, died April 20, 2008.

Born Jan. 14, 1941, at Canalou, Mo., he was the son of Harry and Edna May Kieth. He was the owner and operator of a trucking company and was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Terry Lynn Robinson; and a sister, Shirley Dobbs.

Survivors include a daughter, Renita Robinson, Walnut Ridge; four sons, Mark Robinson, Paul Robinson and Woody Robinson Jr., all of Searcy, and David Robinson, Clarksville; two brothers, Willard Robinson, Canalou, Mo., and Johnny Johnson, Walnut Ridge; two sisters, Wanda Wadkins, Walnut Ridge, and Burlene Smyth, Columbia, S.C., 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Graveside service is today at 3 p.m. at Cross Roads Cemetery with Monroe Baldwin officiating. Bryan Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers will be Harry Conrey, Harry Conrey Jr., Keith Johnson, Johnny Johnson, Jacob Warren and John Cagle

Visitation is today from 12:30 until time of the service.

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Lovis Stewart

Lovis Stewart, 81, of Walnut Ridge, formerly of Imboden, died April 20, 2008, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Arrangements will be announced by Higginbotham Funeral Service.

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Sloan Gustavus Turnbow

Sloan Gustavus "Gus" Turnbow, 93, of Lynn, died April 19, 2008, at Skill Care Nursing Home in Jonesboro.

The son of Charles and Pearl Rudy Turnbow, he was a graduate of Sloan-Hendrix Academy in Imboden. He served as a sergeant in the Army during World War II. He was a ginner in the 1930s and was the owner of a service station and caf? in Lynn for many years. He worked at Colson in his later years.

He served on the Lynn City Council from 1990 until 2000. He was a member of the Lynn American Legion Post and assisted the Lawrence County Election Commission for several years.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Marie Brannon Turnbow; and a great-grandchild.

Survivors include a son, Sloan G. Turnbow Jr. and wife Ann, Jonesboro; a sister, Ina Lee Lewis, Batesville; a brother, Charles Wayne Turnbow, Livonia, Mich.; four grandchildren, Tim Turnbow, and Dr. Valerie Sloan and husband Dr. Tony Sloan, all of Jonesboro, Lance Turnbow, Esq. and wife Kim, New Braunfels, Texas, and Dr. Lauren Turnbow, Little Rock.; and two great-grandchildren, Jack Sloan and Olivia Sloan.

Funeral is today at 1 p.m. in the Methodist Church at Lynn with Dr. Gary Winters officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Dry Creek Cemetery at Lynn under the direction of House-Gregg Funeral Home of Lynn.

Pallbearers will be Roger Clayton, Randy Glenn, Larry Vance, Mitchell Little, Steve Turner and Van Deeter.

Memorials may be made to the Dry Creek Memorial Association, c/o Sherry Glenn, P.O. Box 98, Lynn, AR 72440.

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Joe A. Ward

Joe A. Ward, 79, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., died April 15, 2008.

Born July 14, 1928, he was raised at Clover Bend. He retired from the U.S. Air Force after 20 years of service and after 15 years of civil service at Fort Rucker, Ala. He was an active member of Cinco Baptist Church in Fort Walton Beach and Pilgrim Home Baptist Church during his 30 years in Wicksburg, Ala.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie; a brother, Cecil; and a sister, Helen.

Survivors include two sons, Mike Ward and wife Merri, and Mark Ward, all of Fort Walton Beach; five sisters, Virl Pratt, Evelyn Whitmire, Linda Madar, Mary Lou Jean and Collen Anderson; two brothers, Willis Ward and wife Joyce, and Ronnie Ward and wife Myong; brothers-in-law, Rudolph, Danny and Jerry; a daughter-in-law, Cheryl; and four grandchildren, Trey Ward, Ashley Ward, Kyle Ward and Kaley Ward.

Funeral was Saturday at 2 p.m. at Cinco Baptist Church in Fort Walton Beach with Rev. Buddy Hood and Dr. Mickey Hawkins officiating. Burial was in Beal Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Davis Watkins Funeral Home of Fort Walton Beach.

Memorials may be made to Cinco Baptist Church or to Pilgrim Baptist Church.

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

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Jim Watson

James Murel "Jim" Watson, 67, of Maynard, died April 20, 2008, at Five Rivers Medical Center in Pocahontas.

He had lived in Lawrence County most of his life and moved to Maynard three years ago. He was an auctioneer.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Karen Watson; a daughter, Debbie Watson; and his parents, Homer Watson Jr. and Alma Watson Fitzpatrick.

Survivors include a son, Bob Watson and wife Tina, Brookland; a daughter, Karen Franks, Pocahontas; two sisters, Sue Horsely and Mary Lawson, both of Knoxville, Tenn.; two grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and a special friend, Pam Warren.

Funeral is Thursday at 11 a.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home with Don House officiating. Burial will be in Lawrence Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Justin Johnson, Dewayne Gillean, Joe Rixie, Benny Lawson Jr. and Roger Johnson.

Visitation is tonight from 5 to 8 at the funeral home.

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Lavonda Bernice Wiest

Lavonda Bernice Wiest, 76, of Brookland, died April 16, 2008, at NEA Baptist Hospital.

Born Sept. 19, 1931, in Sedgwick, she was the daughter of Jeff and Mae Lamb Lawson. She had lived in Brookland the past 17 years and was a member of Pine Log United Methodist Church. She was a homemaker and a past member of the VFW Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Marie; five brothers; and a sister.

Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Robert Wiest; two sons, Glen Hale, Jonesboro, and Robert J. Wiest and wife Robin, Machesney Park, Ill.; four daughters, Mozelle Carlson, Jonesboro, Sheyanne Uschan and husband Robert, Machesney Park, Peggy Walters and husband Wes, Beloit, Wis., and Rhonda Hathcoat and husband Rick, Brookland; two brothers, J.C. Lawson, Camden, Tenn., and Richard Lawson, Walnut Ridge; three sisters, Vera Smith, Chouteau, Okla., Virginia Greenslate and Peggy Jones, both of Olive Branch, Miss.; 13 grandchildren, Angela Enna, Joseph Enna, Carrie Adams, Tara Gatlin, Amy Schaaf, Leah Schindler, Zachary Hale, Lindy Baker, Tiffany Hathcoat, Kyle Hathcoat, Heather Hathcoat, Robbie Wiest and Crystal Bachman; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Saturday at 11 a.m. at Emerson Memorial Chapel with Revs. John Soward and Patty Soward officiating. Burial was in Pine Log Cemetery under the direction of Emerson Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Pallbearers were Joe Enna, Kyle Hathcoat, Robbie Wiest, Duane Greenslate, Daniel Greenslate and Adam Creecy. The men of Pine Log United Methodist Church served as honorary pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to Pine Log Cemetery, c/o Foster Monument, 11656 Hwy. 49 N., Brookland, AR 72417.

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Pauline Darris-Wilson

Pauline Darris-Wilson, 67, of Black Rock, died April 18, 2008, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

Born Jan. 25, 1941, at Black Rock, she was the daughter of Henry and Zamie Neese Darris. She was a member of Faith of the Apostles Church in Walnut Ridge.

Survivors include her husband, William Wilson, whom she married May 5, 1955; three daughters, Sissy Wilson, Black Rock, Margaret Jones, Powhatan, and Arlene Beasley, Portia; three sons, Ray Wilson, Tunica, Miss., William Wilson, Hoxie, and Jeremy Gilliam, Black Rock; six sisters, Henreyetta Twilla, Mageline Davidson, Yevonne Shelton, Cathryn Ferguson, Judy Reynolds and Peggy Haley; three brothers, Sammy Darris, Bobby Darris and Jerry Darris; 14 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Monday at 10 a.m. in Higginbotham Chapel. Burial was in Oak Forest Cemetery at Black Rock under the direction of Higginbotham Funeral Service.

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