June 25, 2008 Edition

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Births

Bladyn Tye Crisler

Weddings/Engagements

Brandon ~ Gray Luther ~ Engles Sharar ~ Osborne

Obituaries

Martha Dean Mark Edward Dobbs Roberta Dulaney
Lowell Graham Robert J. Lindsey Paul J. Peters
Voncile Stanley Larry Winslow

Births

Bladyn Tye Crisler

Wesley and Trishon Crisler of Walnut Ridge announce the birth of their first child, a son, born June 15, 2008 at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. The baby weighed six pounds, three ounces and has been named Bladyn Tye Crisler.

Grandparents are John and Patricia Yount of Pollard, Lori Tillman, Jeff Crisler and Chris Tillman all of Walnut Ridge. Great-grandparents are Bobby Crisler of Fender, Barbara Crisler of Hoxie, Glynn Yount of Pollard and Peggy McKinney of Corning.

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Weddings/Engagements

Brandon ~ Gray

Rebecca June Brandon and Donald Gray, both of Hoxie, will exchange vows on Saturday.

The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Buford and Alice Boyd, who lived in Hoxie. She is a graduate of Walnut Ridge High School.

The prospective groom is the son of Don and Sandra Gray of Walnut Ridge. He is the grandson of Iola Wilfond of Hoxie and the late Max Wilfond. He is a graduate of Live Oak High School in Antioch, Calif., and is employed at the Hoxie Car Wash.

The couple will exchange vows in a 2 p.m. ceremony at 404 Sullivan in Hoxie, where the couple will reside after the wedding. All family and friends are invited.

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Luther~ Engles

Ashley Dianne Luther and Jonathan Corey Engles will exchange wedding vows Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Lynn Church of Christ.

Parents of the bride are John and Denise Cannon of Strawberry and Bobby and Lisa Luther of Buffalo, Mo. Parents of the groom are Todd and Becky Engles of Newark.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Jim and Carolyn Penn of Lynn, Bob and Suzie Luther of Huntsville, Ala., and Laveta Whitmire of Springfield, Mo., and the late Joe Whitmire.

She is employed at the Citizen�s Bank in Batesville and Kelly/Wyatts Restaurant.

The prospective groom is the grandson of June Crabtree of Oil Trough and the late Orville Crabtree and Kate Engles of Newark and the late John Engles.

He is employed with the Newark Power Plant.

A honeymoon is planned in Destin, Fla.

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Sharar ~ Osborne

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Sharar of Walnut Ridge announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Stacie Sharar, to Asa Osborne, son of Rick Osborne and Theresa Walters, both of Dayton, Ohio.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Fred Harrington of Waukon, Iowa, Lorraine Harrington of Postville, Iowa, and Norman and Xanta Sharar of Sumner, Iowa.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Sam and Jane Osborne of Hazard, Ky., and Roy and Christine Winstead of Beavercreek, Ohio. He is a minister and a drywall contractor.

The couple will exchange vows on July 12 at 2 p.m. at Faith of the Apostles Church in Walnut Ridge. All family and friends are invited.

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Obituaries

Martha Dean

Martha Burgess Dean, 88, of O�Kean, died June 18, 2008.

Born Dec. 22, 1919, in Pocahontas, she was the daughter of John and Bertha Burgess.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Zaniel Franklin Dean; and a son, Timothy Dean.

Survivors include four daughters, Nellie Lyle, Joyce Ball, Patricia Diane Cullum and Carol Carpenter; six sons, Bob Dean, Jimmy Wayne Dean, Jerry Dean, Jeral Dean, Danny Dean and Randy Dean; 32 grandchildren; 72 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Sunday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of McNabb Funeral Home at Pocahontas. Burial was in Randolph Memorial Gardens

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Mark Edward Dobbs

Mark Edward Dobbs, 49, of Hoxie, died June 19, 2008 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and was a member of Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church of Walnut Ridge.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Anna Marie> Dobbs.

Survivors include his wife, Lisa George Dobbs; two sons, Adam Dobbs, Annieville, and Eric Dobbs, Iwakuni, Japan; his father, Bobby Dobbs, Hoxie; two sisters, Carol Dobbs and Lisha Black, both of Hoxie; a brother, David Dobbs, Hoxie; and a grandson, Matthies Dobbs.

Funeral was Monday at 10 a.m. at Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church with Joel McMasters officiating. Burial was in Lawrence Memorial Park under the direction of House-Gregg Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Robin Gosha, Tony Gosha, Barry James, Casey Phillips, Terry Daniels, Matt Brewer, Steve Jones and Harry Darby. Honorary pallbearers were Randy Gaines and Eric Keller.

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Roberta Dulaney

Roberta Dulaney, 92, of Walnut Ridge, died June 17, 2008, at Lawrence Hall Nursing Center.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Dulaney; and a brother.

Survivors include two daughters, Trish Inman Wallace, Waterford, Mich., and Linda Dulaney, Little Rock; a son, Sammy Dulaney, Texas; a sister, Verna Gilmore, Walnut Ridge; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

The body was cremated. Private services will be held later under the direction of House-Gregg Funeral Home.

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Lowell Graham

Lowell Graham, 88, of Walnut Ridge, died June 20, 2008, at Walnut Ridge Nursing and Rehab, following a short illness.

Born May 26, 1920, at Hopewell, he was the son of Melville and Ruth Lee Copeland Graham. He was a Free Will Baptist minister for 53 years and was a former salesman at Van-Atkins, Grahams and other department stores. He was a member of the Masonic Aurora Lodge #423 of Walnut Ridge and First Free Will Baptist Church of Walnut Ridge.

Survivors include his wife, Beatrice Ella Coker Graham, whom he married Nov. 6, 1937; three daughters, Loretta Ruth Ford and husband Johnny, Jonesboro, Pamela Annette Horton and husband Ronald (Butch), Walnut Ridge, and Stacy Victoria Hoggard, Pocahontas; two brothers, Paul Graham, Davidson, Mich., and Vernon Graham, Kansas City, Mo.; two sisters, Pauline Davis, Clarkston, Mich., and Mary True, San Diego; seven grandchildren, Calanda Ruth Ford, Ronald Jay Horton II, Shawn Michelle Horton Durham, John Graham Ford, Alan Ray Ford, Jeremy Charles Hoggard and Jordan Andrew Hoggard; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Monday at 10 a.m. at First Free Will Baptist Church with Ben Scott, Nelson Henderson and Tim Campbell officiating. Burial was in Calvin Crossing Cemetery under the direction of Bryan Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were the Free Will Baptist ministers. The deacons served as honorary pallbearers.

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Robert J. Lindsey

Robert J. Lindsey, 59, of Pocahontas, died June 18, 2008, at his home.

Born Feb. 23, 1949, at Pocahontas, he was the son of Doyle E. and Mary Katherine Schratz Lindsey. He was a factory employee and was a Roman Catholic.

Survivors include a son, Bob Lindsey, Pocahontas; a daughter, Lisa Lindsey, Pocahontas; two brothers, Homer Lindsey, Subiaco, and Bill Lindsey, Pocahontas; two sisters, Rosena Neighbors, Imboden; and Cathy Oetjen, Maynard; six grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and a special companion, Georgia Reagan.

A memorial service will be announced later by Bryan Funeral Home.

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Paul J. Peters

Paul J. Peters, 60, of Walnut Ridge, died June 19, 2008, at Jonesboro.

He lived in Walnut Ridge and Hoxie most of his life and was retired from Koppers Railroad. He was a member of New Life Cathedral Church in Hoxie.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Matthew and Josephine Ross Peters; four sisters, Marie Chapman, Lois Chapman, Norma Peters and Joyce Peters; and two brothers, Gene Peters and Floyd Peters.

Survivors include a sister, Della Fountain, Walnut Ridge.

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Voncile Stanley

Voncile Stanley, 83, of Powhatan, died June 22, 2008, at her home.

Born Dec. 17, 1924, in Dothan, Ala., she was the daughter of Jess and Hettie Wright Hawkins. She was a retired schoolteacher and was a member of Black Rock United Methodist Church. She did volunteer work for Lawrence Memorial Hospital and the Ladies Auxiliary. She was a past president of the Eastern Star, the Arkansas Retired Teachers Association and the Ladies Koffee Klutch Club.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Parker Leon Stanley, on Dec. 31, 1989, whom she married in 1943, in Miami; and a daughter-in-law, Brenda Stanley.

Survivors include a son, Freddy Leon Stanley, Paragould; three daughters, Sherry Jean Johnson, Farmington, Mo., Parker Diane Woodson, Powhatan, and Peggy Joyce Smith, Black Rock; two sisters, Elizabeth Lund and Billy Jean Holman, both of Muskegon, Mich.; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Graveside service is today at 10 a.m. at Greene County Memorial Gardens in Paragould with Jerry Pentecost officiating. Higginbotham Funeral Service has charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Arkansas Children�s Hospital, 800 Marshall Street, Little Rock, AR 72202 or to Future Vision Foundation, P.O. Box 1670, Harrison, AR 72602

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Larry Winslow

Larry D. Winslow, 51, of Walnut Ridge, died June 17, 2008, at his home.

Born Nov. 26, 1956, in Sacramento, Calif., he was a cement layer for a construction company and was of the Christian belief.

Survivors include a son, Reginald Winslow, Rio Linda, Calif.; a daughter, Andrea Winslow, Chanute, Kan.; his parents, Thomas J. and Juanita Winslow, Maynard; two brothers, Tommy Winslow, Redding, Calif., and Tim Winslow, Pocahontas; a sister, Tina Winslow-Jones, Sacramento; and four grandchildren.

Graveside service was Saturday at 2 p.m. at Shiloh Cemetery, near Paragould, with Tommy Winslow and Tim Winslow officiating. Bryan Funeral home had charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Timothy K. Winslow, Jeremiah M. Winslow, Andy Kephart, James R. Stovall Sr., James R. Stovall Jr. and Carter T. Osburn.

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