August 6, 2008 Edition

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Hailey Montgomery Haiven Ellison Teel


Smith ~ Ward


Lehman Barnet Roberta Dulaney Martin Eggensperger
Clarence Emery Gall Anna Faye Gosha Donald Joe May
Royce Riley Sr. Alvin Wayne Sherrod Connie Lee Smith
Faye Waite


Hailey Sophia Montgomery

Richie and Rachel Montgomery of Hoxie have announced the birth of a daughter, born July 29, 2008, at Northeast Arkansas Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. The baby weighed seven pounds, 13 ounces, and has been named Hailey Sophia Montgomery.

She has two siblings, Connor and Jordan.

Grandparents are Steve and Donna Rose, Esther Montgomery, Bugs Householder and Ken and Arzella Montgomery.

Great-grandparents are Russell and Betty McCurter, Kenneth Rose and Harvey and Carolita Montgomery.

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Haiven Ellison Teel

Heath and Krystal Teel of Walnut Ridge have announced the birth of a daughter, born July 30, 2008, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. The baby weighed nine pounds, 15 ounces, and has been named Haiven Ellison Teel.

She has two brothers, Tyler and Trevor Teel.

Grandparents are Tony and Linda Teel and Dale Fields.

Great-grandparents are Bill and Knowles Teel, Opal Wasson and Clem and Francis Coble.

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Smith ~ Ward

Kellie Michelle Ward became the bride of Derek Parker Smith on June 21, 2008, in a 7 p.m. ceremony at The James Ranch in Pocahontas.

Parents of the couple are John and Betty Ward and Greg and Pam Smith, all of Walnut Ridge.

Rev. Rick Hart officiated the double-ring, semi-formal ceremony. Nuptial music was provided by Ben Brand, soloist.

The bride was given in marriage by her parents.

Alyson Williams of Walnut Ridge served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Whitney Ward of Walnut Ridge, Megan Huddleston of Pocahontas, Whitney Paty of Sheridan, Jamie Nivens of Malvern and Ashley Bodson of Harrison.

Brent Smith of Walnut Ridge served as best man. Groomsmen were Nigel Morgan of Memphis, Austin Lawhon, Ben Brand and Cody Jones, all of Walnut Ridge, and Tommy Davidson of Nashville.

Ushers were Jonathon Rorex of Walnut Ridge and Jeremy Ward of Paragould.

Junior groomsman was Blaine Huddleston of Pocahontas, and Dylan Huddleston of Pocahontas and Erik Wallace of Atoka, Tenn., served as ring bearers. The flower girl was Ashtin Rice of Jonesboro.

The bride's book was attended by Hollie Thielemier of Walnut Ridge.

A reception, also at The James Ranch, followed the ceremony.

The couple enjoyed a six-day wedding trip to Playa del Carmen, Mexico. They will be residing in Manchester, Mo., beginning at the end of August.

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Lehman Barnet

Lehman Barnet, 77, of Poplar Bluff, died July 30, 2008, at The Manor Nursing and Rehab in Poplar Bluff.

Born March 17, 1931, at Alicia, he was the son of Marvin and Pearl Nicholson Barnett. He was a dairy farmer and was of the Protestant faith.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Elizabeth Brooks Barnet, on Aug. 18, 2000, whom he married in October 1957 at Evening Shade.

Survivors include two sons, Corbit Barnet and wife Cindy, Poplar Bluff, and Carol Barnet, Ash Flat; two sisters, Rosa Avenell Christian, Minnesota, and Dian Bloesinger, Evening Shade; and three grandsons, Ryan Barnet, Jaret Barnet and Eric Barnet.

Funeral was Saturday at 2 p.m. at Bear Creek Church at Evening Shade with Rev. Larry Morris officiating. Burial was in Bear Creek Cemetery at Evening Shade under the direction of Higginbotham Funeral Service of Hardy.

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Roberta Dulaney

A memorial service for Roberta Dulaney, 92, of Walnut Ridge, who died June 17, 2008, will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Lawrence Memorial Park with Robert Inman and Robert Hicks officiating. House-Gregg Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

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Martin Eggensperger

Martin Eggensperger, 67, of Maynard, father of Joyce Duncan of Walnut Ridge, died Aug. 5, 2008, at his home. Funeral will be Thursday at 6 p.m. in the chapel of Cox-Waymon Funeral Home at Pocahontas. Visitation is tonight from 6 to 8 at the funeral home.

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Clarence Emery "Pookie" Gall

Funeral services for Clarence Emery "Pookie" Gall, 75, of Lynn, who died July 25, 2008, in Batesville, were held Monday, July 28, at Faith Baptist Church in Eaton with David Stuart and Turrell Neely officiating. Burial was in Old Lebanon Cemetery under the direction of House-Gregg Funeral Home of Lynn.

Pallbearers were Larry Vance, Tommy Gall, Shawn Rose, Keith Goff, Jimmy Terry Durham and Terry Lawson. Honorary pallbearers were Steve Wells, Larry Dotson, Robert Gall, Danny Gall, Frank Bettis and Charles Geurin.

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Anna Faye Gosha

Anna Faye Gosha, 51, of Walnut Ridge, died Aug. 2, 2008.

Born March 19, 1957, at Pocahontas, she was a personal caregiver and was a member of the Full Worship Pentecostal Church at Sedgwick.

She was preceded in death by her father, Kenneth McQuay.

Survivors include her husband, Michael Gosha; two daughters, Candy Bridges, Walnut Ridge, and Leslie Ripley, Hoxie; a son, Adam Gosha, Hoxie; her mother, Martha McQuay, Hoxie; three brothers, Darrell McQuay, Alicia, Mitchell McQuay, Hoxie, and Steven McQuay, Walnut Ridge; a sister, Karen Woolbright, Hoxie; and five grandchildren, Austin Ripley, David Gosha, Destiny Gosha, Callie Gosha and Raven Ripley.

Funeral is today at 3 p.m. at Bryan Chapel with Bro. Tony Becker officiating. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery, near Warm Springs, under the direction of Bryan Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Hancock, Ray Fultner, Toby Edwards, Randall Fry, Matthew McQuay, Allen Ripley, Adam Huskey and Lucas McQuay. Honorary pallbearers will be Daniel Webb and Donnie Hancock.

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Donald Joe May

Donald Joe May, 66, of Ravenden, died Aug. 2, 2008, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

He was born at Mammoth Spring.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles P. and Myrtle Irene Angotti May.

Survivors include his wife, Janet May; two sons, Danny Joe May and James Joseph May; three daughters, Renee Dawn Sago, Rhonda Louise Robbins and Angela Dawn Green; and eight grandchildren.

Funeral was Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Tri-County Funeral Home at Highland with Charles McKendree officiating. Burial was in Field Creek Cemetery at Mammoth Spring.

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Royce Riley Sr.

Royce Eugene Riley Sr., 66, of Jonesboro, formerly of Black Rock, died Aug. 4, 2008, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

He had previously lived in Black Rock and California before moving to Jonesboro four years ago. He was a former truck driver and mechanic and was of the Pentecostal faith.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Vera Busby Riley; and his stepfather, William Davis.

Survivors include his wife, Glenda Pugh Riley; three daughters, Shawna Riley, California, Terri Monfort, Oklahoma, and Rhonda Hibbard, Paragould; three sons, Royce Riley Jr., Black Rock, Kenny Riley, Walnut Ridge, and Wendell Davis, Amagon; his father, William Riley, Atlanta; a sister, Mary Jo, Atlanta; 21 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be Friday at 10 a.m. at Jonesboro Memorial Park with Wayne Bryant and Nevin Rnagy officiating. House-Gregg Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers will be Jordan Waldrupe, Bryan Chesser, Jonathan Riley, David Smith, Bobby Willis and David Inman.

Visitation is Thursday from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Alvin Wayne Sherrod

Alvin Wayne Sherrod, 59, of Black Rock, died July 29, 2008, at the Poplar Bluff Veteran's Hospital following a short illness.

Born April 3, 1949, he was a U.S. Marine veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of Moose Lodge 2405, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin and Syble Sherrod.

Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Mary Beth Sherrod; three sons, Timothy Wayne Sherrod, Mississippi, and Anthony Wayne Sherrod and Eric Lee Sherrod and wife Melissa, all of Black Rock; two sisters, Barbara Jones, Yorkville, Ill., and Debra Voyles, Black Rock; a brother, Samuel Sherrod, Black Rock; and five grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Monday, Aug. 11, at 5 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Pocahontas. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m.

Donations may be made to the family.

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Connie Lee Smith

Connie Lee Allison Brown Smith, 82, died Aug. 4, 2008, at Walnut Ridge Nursing and Rehab.

Born Jan. 27, 1926, at Egypt, she was a lifelong member of the Skaggs Church of Christ.

Survivors include a son, Dennis Neal Brown and wife Rosanna, Pocahontas; a daughter, Donna Alphin and husband Randy, Pocahontas; a brother, G.W. Allison and wife Fran, Jonesboro; four grandchildren, Dianna Johnson, Amanda Gibbs, David Alphin and Dustin Alphin; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral is today at 10 a.m. with Gerald Fears and Jon Fears officiating. Burial will be in Masonic Cemetery under the direction of McNabb Funeral Home of Pocahontas.

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Faye Waite

Faye Waite, 77, of Black Rock, died July 31, 2008, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

The daughter of Elmo Sr. and Gladys Wright Woods, she was a nurse and had lived in Black Rock the past 21 years. She had previously lived in Tuckerman for 30 years and in California.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Waite, in May 2008.

Survivors include four daughters, Elaine Summy, Lodi, Calif., Susan Ervin, Black Rock, Hope Martin, Tuckerman, and Cathi Nies, Sonora, Calif.; a son, Tim Waite, San Diego; two sisters, Flossie Hollis, Bald Knob, and Carol Higgins, Swifton; a brother, Elmo Woods Jr., Swifton; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Saturday at 2 p.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home with Wayne Bryant officiating. Burial was in Oak Forest Cemetery at Black Rock.

Pallbearers were Don Brown, Allen Stinnett, Jason Stinnett, Steve Woods, Brandon Woods and Timmy Higgins.

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