June 11, 2008 Edition

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Births

Emerson Reid Callahan Kimberley Yvonne Hanan Emma Makennan Wade

Weddings/Engagements

Barkley ~ Parker Manning ~ Hogan McCarroll ~ McKenzie

Obituaries

Marian F. Beary Frances Robinson Cox Cleatus Luster Crain
Z.T. Crumpton Jessie Alvin Davis Frances Lane Hill
Teresa Ann Hoffman Emily Joplin Jay Roy Luster

Births

Emerson Reid Callahan

Ty and Deana Callahan of Walnut Ridge have announced the birth of a son on May 29, 2008, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro. The baby weighed six pounds, two ounces, and has been named Emerson Reid Callahan.

He has an older brother, Davis Tyson Callahan, who is two.

Grandparents are Dean and Lisa Davis of Minturn and Kerry and Mary Jane Callahan of Walnut Ridge. He is the great-grandson of Robert and Marie Davis of Hoxie and Elizabeth Mitchell and Beverly Sturch, both of Walnut Ridge.

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Kimberley Yvonne Hanan

Mark and Ashley Hanan of Black Rock have announced the birth of a daughter on June 4, 2008, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. The baby weighed nine pounds, five ounces, and has been named Kimberley Yvonne Hanan.

Grandparents are Jakie and Joyce Hanan, Johnny and Rose Neighbors and James White. She is the great-granddaughter of Earlene Hanan, Dorthay White and Charlene Neighbors.

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Emma Makennan Wade

Blake and Brandi Wade of Walnut Ridge have announced the birth of a daughter on May 24, 2008, at Harris Hospital in Newport. The baby weighed six pounds, eight ounces, and has been named Emma Makennan Wade.

She has an older sister, Madison, who is three.

Grandparents are Danny and Sandy Duncan and Randy and Melody Wade, all of Walnut Ridge. She is the great-granddaughter of Dorothy Liles of Light and Mary Kincade of Walnut Ridge.

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Weddings/Engagements

Barkley ~ Parker

Dawn Barkley and Rodney Parker, both of Lynn, have announced their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

Their children are Addison, Sydnie, Justin and Adam.

The bride-elect is the daughter of Judy and Kenny Tidwell of Saffell and the late Jack Lawson.

The prospective groom is the son of Clarice Parker of Eaton and the late Bob Parker.

The couple will exchange vows on Saturday, June 21, at 9 a.m. at their home on Lawrence 327 off Highway 361. All friends and relatives are invited.

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Manning ~ Hogan

Rick and Pamela Manning of Walnut Ridge announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Manning, to Christopher Alex Hogan, son of Wendell Ray and Marilyn Kay Hogan.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of James and Bobbie Manning and Ethel Wilcoxin, all of Walnut Ridge, and the late J.W. Kissee. She is a 2006 graduate of Walnut Ridge High School. She is a student at Black River Technical College in Pocahontas and plans to attend Williams Baptist College in the fall. She is employed with Rick Manning Farms.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Ponnie and Ellen Hogan and Earl and Fran Hagar, all of Pocahontas, and the late Juanita Hagar. A 2008 graduate of WRHS, he is a student at BRTC. He is employed with Rick Manning Farms.

The couple will exchange vows on June 22 at 2 p.m. at Gethsemane Baptist Church in Walnut Ridge. All family and friends are invited.

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McCarroll ~ McKenzie

Chelle McKenzie of North Little Rock became the bride of Greg McCarroll of North Little Rock in a ceremony solemnized on June 7, 2008, at 7 p.m. at Saint Edward Catholic Church in Little Rock.

Parents of the couple are Ron and Bobbie McKenzie of North Little Rock and Colonel Billy and Julie McCarroll of Cabot.

The bride is the granddaughter of Loretta Cupples of North Little Rock and the late Ira Cupples and the late Anne and L.E. McKenzie.

She holds a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's degree in higher education administration from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. She is employed as UAMS/Arkansas Children's Hospital child passenger safety outreach coordinator.

The groom is the grandson of Ina Ruth and Richard Spades of Cabot and formerly of Black Rock and the late Syble and Jack McCarroll, who lived at Black Rock.

He has a bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. He is employed in commercial lending at Regions Bank in Little Rock.

Monsignor John F. O'Donnell officiated the ceremony.

The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a Winnie Couture strapless candlelight silk Duchess satin gown with a sweetheart neckline, empire waist adorned with Swarovski crystals and rhinestones and a cathedral train accented by crystals and rhinestones. She wore a two-tiered cathedral-length veil adorned with crystals and rhinestones.

Maid of honor was Stacey Stark of North Little Rock. Bridesmaids were Bree Gill and Meredith Shelton, both of Fayetteville, Brittney Loftin of Maumelle, Lauren Mayhall of Bentonville and Jessica East of Little Rock.

Best man was Nathan McCarroll of Little Rock, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Tony Bridges of North Little Rock, Kirk Turnbo of Conway, Amon Pendergist of Cabot, and Andrew Coy and Shawn Richardson, both of Fayetteville.

House party members were Jill Beckett and Cassie Ross.

Ushers were Will Keller of North Little Rock, J D Lowery and Alex Justiss, both of Little Rock, and Brandon Blackwood of Conway and Jake Blackwood of Heber Springs, both nephews of the bride.

Mary Katherine McKenzie and Caden McKenzie, both of Heber Springs, and Chandler McKenzie of Little Rock, nieces of the bride, served as flower girls.

Ring bearer was Colby Morgan of Searcy, cousin of the groom.

A reception followed at the home of the bride's parents in North Little Rock.

Following a honeymoon trip to Antigua, West Indies, the couple will live in North Little Rock.

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Obituaries

Marian F. Beary

Marian F. Beary, 69, of Sidney, died June 9, 2008, at White River Medical Center in Batesville.

Born Aug. 15, 1938, at Imboden, she was a 1955 graduate of Sloan-Hendrix High School. She was vice-president of the Foothills Plant Society and a charter member of the Bless My Bloomers Garden Club of Mount Pleasant. She was a member of Barren Fork Cumberland Presbyterian Church at Mount Pleasant.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Leslie and Velma Strange.

Survivors include her husband, J.T. Beary, Sidney; two sons, Michael Beary and wife Camille, and Joseph Beary and wife Samantha, all of Batesville; a sister, Ann King, Clarksville; and a grandson, Samuel Beary.

Funeral will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Barren Fork Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Mount Pleasant with Brent Ballow officiating. Burial will be in Barren Fork Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Crouch Funeral Home of Melbourne.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Dunn, Nicholas Bray, David Bailey, Curtis Mynatt, Tim Lyons and Sam Beary.

Visitation is Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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

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Frances Robinson Cox

Frances Robinson Cox, 90, of Walnut Ridge, died June 7, 2008, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

She had lived in California, Eureka Springs and Nashville, Tenn., before moving back to Walnut Ridge in 2003. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist belief.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Hobert and Dollie Belle Robinson Keathley; and a brother, Nelson Keathley.

Survivors include her husband, Archie Cox Sr.; a son, Archie Cox Jr., Austin, Texas; six sisters, Peggy Olive, Lavern, Tenn., Gertrude Greene, Betty Potts, Sarah Lackey and Emma Rutledge, all of Nashville, Tenn., and Sue Prewitt, Bon Aqua, Tenn.; and a brother, Billy Keathley, Centerville, Tenn.

Funeral is today at 10 a.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home with Wade Drury officiating. Burial will be in Austin Cemetery at Old Walnut Ridge.

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Cleatus Luster Crain

Cleatus Luster Crain, 96, of Jonesboro, died June 1, 2008, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro.

Born April 3, 1912, in Dunklin County, Mo., he was the son of Arthur and Maudie Huffstutler Crain. He was a retired farmer and factory worker, and was a member of New Life Assembly of God Church in Jonesboro. His family lived near Walnut Ridge and his children attended Walnut Ridge School.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 74 years, Mary Anna Farmer Crain; two sons, Ralph E. Crain Sr., and Luster Ray Crain; a daughter, Carolyn June Crain; a sister, Ruth Crain Thompson; and a brother, Melvin Crain.

Survivors include a daughter, Cleata Crain Daniel and husband James, Jonesboro; a son, R. Gaylon Crain and wife Cathy, Jonesboro; a daughter-in-law, Bonnie Miller Crain, Jonesboro; three sisters, Audry Lamb, Rockford, Ill., Ruby Reynolds, Flint, Mich, and Margaret Griffin, Paragould; three brothers, William "Buster" Crain, Jonesboro, Vernon Crain, Orlando, Fla., and Donald Crain, Ore City, Texas; seven grandchildren, David Daniel, Stan Daniel, Karen Daniel White, Ralph Crain Jr., Brian Crain, Clay Crain and Stephanie Crain Busch; 10 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.

Funeral was Wednesday at the Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jerry Jolly officiating. Burial was in Woodland Heights Cemetery at Rector.

An online guestbook is available at www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com

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Z.T. Crumpton

Z.T. Crumpton, 81, of Alicia, died June 6, 2008, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

Born July 19, 1926, at Alicia, he was the son of Press and Maud Sanders Crumpton. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he served on the U.S.S. Fanning battleship during World War II. He was a farmer and was of the Church of Christ belief.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Henry Crumpton; a sister, Thelma Lawson; and two grandchildren, Venson Chestain and Brandon Bailey.

Survivors include his wife, Nina Crumpton, Walnut Ridge; two daughters, Vickie Mangum, St. Louis, and Reta Satterwhite, Tulsa; two sisters, Josephine Hanshaw, Booneville, and Pauline Hall, Illinois; four grandchildren, Shanon Crumpton, David Patterson, Haley Stephens and Autumn Terrell; and nine great-grandchildren.

Graveside service was Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Strangers Home Cemetery, near Alicia, with Larry Counts officiating. Bryan Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Tom Mangum, Rick Satterwhite, Jimmy Counts, David Bailey, Dalton Terrell and Wayne Long.

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Jessie Alvin Davis

Jessie Alvin Davis, 58, of Glenwood, formerly of Walnut Ridge, died June 3, 2008, at his home.

Born July 20, 1949, at Walnut Ridge, he was disabled and was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Jessie May Digman Davis.

Survivors include two brothers, Earl Davis, Durand, Ill., and Arbie Davis, Park Falls, Wis.; and three sisters, Mary Edie Hardison, Mountain Home, Shirley Lemay Alsbrook, Millington, Tenn., and Mearl Pulliam, Walnut Ridge.

Funeral was Thursday at 10 a.m. at Higginbotham Chapel with Charles Hendrix officiating.

Burial was in Whitaker Cemetery under the direction of Higginbotham Funeral Service.

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Frances Lane Hill

Frances Lane Hill, 75, of Walnut Ridge, died June 9, 2008, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Born April 24, 1933, in Hickoria, she was the daughter of William and Mary Wisdom Corder. She was a factory worker.

She was preceded in death by two husbands, Dave Lane and Kenneth Bold; and a son, Wayne Lane.

Survivors include a son, Chucky Lane and wife Lisa, O'Kean; a daughter, Kathy Todd and husband John, O'Kean; three brothers, Charlie Corder and Clarence Corder, both of Corning, and Carl Corder, Hardy; 16 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Graveside service is today at 2 p.m. at Smithwick Cemetery at Knobel. Ermert Funeral Home of Corning has charge of arrangements.

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Teresa Ann Hoffman

Teresa Ann Hoffman, 50, of Walnut Ridge, died June 9, 2008, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

She had lived in Walnut Ridge for most of her life, after moving from Cave City. She was a factory worker and was a member of the Faith of the Apostles Church.

Survivors include her husband, Donald Hoffman; two sons, Aaron Hoffman, Hoxie, and Joey Hoffman, Walnut Ridge; a daughter, Ashley Hoffman, of the home; her parents, William and Ethel Clouse Matlock; a brother, Steven Matlock, Warm Springs; two sisters, Debra Hoffman, Imboden, and Rebecca Box, Batesville; and two grandchildren, Kayla Hoffman and Alyssa Hoffman.

Funeral is Thursday at 2 p.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home with David Morse and David Hoffman officiating. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery at Imboden.

Pallbearers will be Daniel Hoffman, Jason Hoffman, Eric Hoffman, Wayne Hoffman, Jason Lamb and John Farmer. Honorary pallbearers will be Carlos Vidal and Charley Russell.

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

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Emily Joplin

Emily Joplin, 84, of Jonesboro, died June 4, 2008, at Walnut Ridge Nursing and Rehab.

Born June 17, 1923, in Ripley County, Mo., she was the daughter of Charles and Lucretia Patterson Stilwell. She was a member of the Bono Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Joplin, on March 20, 1993, whom she married April 21, 1944; a son, Charles Freddie Joplin; a grandson, Justin Brannen; and several brothers and sisters.

Survivors include three daughters, Elaine Sims, West Memphis, Frieda Johnson and husband George and Barbara Brannen and husband Larry, all of Jonesboro; a son, Dwight Joplin, Jonesboro; a sister, Pauline Cody, Jonesboro; a brother, Jim Stilwell, Doniphan, Mo.; three grandchildren, Lori Brannen, Eddie Dale Joplin and Eric Joplin; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Saturday at 11 a.m. at Edwards Funeral Home in Doniphan, Mo. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery.

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Jay Roy Luster

Jay Roy Luster, 90, of Black Rock, died June 6, 2008.

Born Oct. 18, 1917, at Elvins, Mo., he was the son of Frank E. and Lena Gibson Luster. A World War II Army veteran, he was a truck driver and was of the Baptist belief.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lorine Fry Luster; three daughters, Betty Crane, Lena F. Luster and Jaylene Luster; five brothers and a sister.

Survivors include three sons, Jay E. Luster, Medford, Ore., Eddie LeRoy Luster, Powhatan, and Jackson Luster, Oklahoma; three daughters, Peggy Bratcher, Imboden, Charlotte Langston, Jonesboro, and Debbie Smith Gatrel, Black Rock; a sister, Bernice, Missouri; 19 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Bryan Funeral Home.

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