September 24, 2008 Edition

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Simeon James Morse Landon Swindle


Hanshaw ~ Baker Powers ~ Burrow


Ruel Woodrow Foley Earlie Jean Hutsell Anna Lee Lyle
Betty Ann Moulder Carla Willard


Simeon James Morse

Nathan and Whitney Morse of Powhatan have announced the birth of a son on Sept. 14, 2008, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro. The baby weighed six pounds, 12 ounces, and has been named Simeon James Morse.

He has an older brother, Josiah David Morse, who is three.

Grandparents are David and Vanessa Morse of Powhatan and Harvey and Jackie Savage of Mammoth Spring.

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Landon Elijah Wayne Swindle

Sheenna Beaslely and Gary Swindle of Hoxie have announced the birth of a son, born Sept. 15, 2008, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. The baby weighted six pounds, 13 ounces, and has been named Landon Elijah Wayne Swindle.

He has two siblings, Heaven, age eight, and Logan, age four.

Grandparents are Jenese Ragsdale of Hoxie and the late Stan Leyendecker, Glenda Wilson of Walnut Ridge and the late Wayne Swindle.

Great-grandparents are Thomas and Ruby Swindle of Walnut Ridge and Arnold and Juanita King of Taylor Ridge, Ill.

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Hanshaw ~ Baker

Lora Baker of Alpena and Mark Hanshaw of Harrison were united in marriage in a beach ceremony held August 12, 2008, at 6 p.m. at the Shiloh House in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

Lora is the daughter of Sandra Newberry of Alpena, and Mark is the son of Victor and Roberta Hanshaw of Walnut Ridge.

Family and friends attending the wedding included: Roberta Hanshaw, Kenny and Debbie Hanshaw, McKenzie and Kelsey Hanshaw and Mae Hudson of Walnut Ridge; Lexie Baker, who is the daughter of the bride, Sandra Newberry and Alex, Bill and Tina Burns and family and Steve and Remona Armer, all of Alpena; and Alice Martin of Farmington, Mo.

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Powers ~ Burrow

Bobby Burrow and Cheri Marlin Powers, both of Eaton, will unite in marriage on Saturday at 5 p.m. at the Lakeview Recreational Center in Paragould.

A reception will follow. All friends and family are invited.

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Ruel Woodrow Foley

Ruel Woodrow Foley, 88, of Walnut Ridge, died Sept. 16, 2008, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Born Sept. 20, 1919, in Smithville, he was the son of Daniel Harrison and Maude Spotts Foley. He was a graduate of Strawberry High School and served in the Air Force in Germany during World War II. He retired from the federal government as a surveyor for the Soil and Water Conservation Service in Lawrence County. He was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church in Walnut Ridge and was a member of the Early Morning Men's Bible Class.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Pauline Norris; and seven brothers, Wycliff Foley, Hubert Foley, Genes Foley, Ursel Foley, Freelin Foley and two infant brothers, Hassell Foley and Elwood Foley.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Freda Ezell Foley; three daughters, Ruelene Foley, Kay Ellis and husband Dwight, and Lila Floyd and husband Rodney, all of Walnut Ridge; two sons, Dan Foley and wife Shelia, Batesville, and Tom Foley and wife Rhonda, Murfreesboro, Tenn.; a sister, Oneta Bradley, Wichita, Kan.; three brothers, Rosie Foley and wife Helen, Walnut Ridge, Tom Foley and wife Lila, California, and Olen Mayo Foley and wife Marilyn, Oklahoma City; 10 grandchildren, Shelly Barnes, Bobby Bunch, Amy Cunningham, Tommy John Foley, Will Floyd, Joseph Ruel Foley, Hunter Foley, Trudy Teague, Leslie Hart and Donna Campbell; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Friday at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Walnut Ridge with Bro. Mark Harris officiating. Burial was in Lawrence Memorial Park under the direction of Bryan Funeral Home. Military honors were provided by Promberger-Traw VFW Post #4556 of Pocahontas.

Pallbearers were Jerry Ray Foley, Johnny Foley, Marvin Kennedy, Will Floyd, Toney Barnes, David McNutt, T.J. Foley, Harold Foley and Brian Ross. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Bob McGee, Jerry Oliver, Doris Williams, Miles Ponder, Bob Burns and the Early Morning Men's Bible Class of First Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church building fund.

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Earlie Jean Hutsell

Earlie Jean Hutsell, 63, of Walnut Ridge, died Sept. 17, 2008, at her home.

A homemaker, she had lived most of her life at Light and was a member of Pruett's Chapel Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Everett Ray Hutsell; her first husband, R.H. Creason; her parents, Earl and Vivian Chesser Warner; and three brothers, Chester, Lester and Dennis.

Survivors include a daughter, Shirley Myers and husband Kevin, Paragould; two sisters, Bonnie Maple, Light, and Genevie Wright, Bono; a brother, David Warner, Paragould; and two grandchildren, Cody Hutsell and Tyler Hutsell.

Funeral was Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home with Dale Walker officiating. Burial was in Mount Zion Cemetery near Walcott.

Pallbearers were Dewey Potter, Randy Gray, Steve Miller, Joe Pratt, David Pratt and Ed Hutsell.

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Anna Lee Lyle

Anna Lee Lyle, 71, of Swifton, died Sept. 20, 2008, at Swifton.

Born July 22, 1937, she was the daughter of Robert Lee and Nettie Baxley Roper. She was a farmer and a homemaker. She was a member of the Abiding Faith Church of God (formerly Sneed Assembly of God).

She was preceded in death by her husband, James P. Lyle; five brothers, Ed Roper, Arthur Roper, Tom Roper, Joe Roper and an infant brother; and a sister, Sue Cagle.

Survivors include a son, Jame Waller Lyle and wife Charlotte, Swifton; two daughters, Katherine Lyle Harbison and husband Charles, and Shirley Lyle Hitt and husband Jim, all of Swifton; two brothers, Albert Roper, Illinois, and William Roper, Swifton; three sisters, Rosie Freeman, Georgia, Juanita Roper, Illinois, and Mary McCall, Swifton; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Abiding Faith Church of God in Swifton. Burial was in Stranger's Home Cemetery under the direction of Jackson's Newport Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Steve Smith, Rickey Midgett, Jamey Midgett, Bobby Joe Irby, Michael Irby and Steven Irby.

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Betty Ann Moulder

Betty Ann French Moulder, 73, of Walnut Ridge, died Sept. 18, 2008, at her home.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Dean French and Jack Moulder; and her parents, Arnold and Helen Evans.

Survivors include two sons, John French and Darren French, both of Walnut Ridge; a daughter, Debbie French, Walnut Ridge; a brother, Pete Evans, Pocahontas; five grandchildren, Kristen Orick, John Allen French, Bo French, Derek French and Drake French; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Saturday at 10 a.m. at Cox-Waymon Funeral Home in Pocahontas. Burial was in Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

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Carla Willard

Carla Willard, 55, of Saffell, died Sept. 19, 2008.

Born Dec. 3, 1952, in Rockford, Ill., she was a 1970 graduate of Paragould High School. She was a homemaker and had worked at various jobs over the years. She had most recently worked at Dollar General and Hometown Market in Cave City.

She was preceded in death by her father, Raymond Gardner; and a brother, Randy Busby.

Survivors include her husband, Charlie Willard; five sons, Greg Jones, Paris, Charlie Willard Jr., Newport, James Willard, Clarksville, Tenn., and Wayne Higgins and Elby Willard, both of Paragould; two daughters, Krista Scott, Ward, and Kassie Willard, of the home; her mother, Bonnie Lovins, Glencoe; three brothers, Keith Gardner, Beebe, and Lee Lovins and Gene Lovins, both of Poughkeepsie; four sisters, Sandy Busby, Little Rock, and Brenda Barker, Tina Weston and Redonna Dean, all of Cabot; 18 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

A memorial service was held Monday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Roller-Crouch McGee Funeral Home at Cave City with Mike Willard officiating.

Memorials may be made to Arkansas Sheriff's Youth Ranch, P.O. Box 3964, Batesville, AR 72503.

An online guestbook is available at

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