October 1, 2008 Edition

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Births

Zayden Lynn Lawrence Zaiden Bishop Milgrim Carter Elijah Morse
Ethan Penn Thomas Charles Owen Tribble

Weddings/Engagements

Adams ~ Parrish Townsend ~ Mathews

Obituaries

Betty Ruth Arie Joe Taylor Buchanan Howard L. Davis
Ima Lucille Martin Pat Moore Coy Richey
Jerry L. Roach

Births

Zayden Lynn Lawrence

Roxie Lawson and Lyndon Lawrence of Imboden have announced the birth of a son on Sept. 21, 2008, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro. The baby weighed nine pounds, eight ounces, and has been named Zayden Lynn Lawrence.

Grandparents are Terri Lawson and Stan Lawson of Imboden and Ronald Lynn and Henrietta Lawrence of Ravenden. He is the great-grandson of Pauline Bruce of Jonesboro.

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Zaiden Bishop Milgrim

Steven and Ashley Milgrim of Egypt have announced the birth of a son on Sept. 22, 2008, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro. The baby weighed seven pounds, two ounces, and has been named Zaiden Bishop Milgrim.

He has an older sister, Kaitlyn Milgrim, who is 16 months.

Grandparents are Howard and Addie Willfond of Sedgwick and Judy and Gary Fears of Walnut Ridge. He is the great-grandson of Charles Parsons and Lillie Willfond, both of Walnut Ridge.

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Carter Elijah Morse

Mark and Sarah Morse of Walnut Ridge are the parents of a son, born Sept. 22, 2008, at NEA Baptist Memorial in Jonesboro. The baby weighed eight pounds, 11 ounces and has been named Carter Elijah Morse.

He has one brother, Jonah Morse.

Grandparents are Dewayne and Tammy Reese of Walnut Ridge and Tommy Morse and Ann Morse, both of Jonesboro.

Great-grandparents are Sidney Reese of Jonesboro, Tommy and Sue Goza of Black Rock and George and Effie Bruce of Walnut Ridge.

Violet Hoffman of Portia is the great-great-grandmother.

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Ethan Penn Thomas

Chris and Sarah Thomas of Jonesboro have announced the birth of their first child, a son, on Sept. 17, 2008, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro. The baby weighed eight pounds, 10 ounces, and has been named Ethan Penn Thomas.

Grandparents are David and Dana Penn of Hoxie and Frank and Cleo Thomas of Jonesboro. He is the great-grandson of Bill and Joanne Davis of Lynn and Eva Ada Thomas of Fargo, Okla.

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Charles Owen Tribble

Will "Casey" and Elizabeth Tribble of Marion have announced the birth of their first child, a son, on Sept. 26, 2008, at Baptist Women's Hospital in Memphis. The baby weighed four pounds, 12 ounces, and has been named Charles Owen "Charlie" Tribble.

Grandparents are Kerry and Paula Tribble of Walnut Ridge, Regina Bridgewater of Harrisburg and Doyle White of Marion. He is the great-grandson of Ida Boyce of Walnut Ridge and Jim and Wanda Morgan of Marked Tree.

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Weddings/Engagements

Adams ~ Parrish

Ashley Brooke Adams and Christopher Michael Parrish announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

The bride-elect is the daughter of Vickie and Dave Crisenberry of Flippin and Mike and Tracey Adams of Gassville. She is the granddaughter of Marilyn McGuire of Flippin and the late Victor McGuire and Lavern Adams of Gassville and the late Leonard Adams.

She is a 2005 graduate of Flippin High School and is attending Arkansas State University at Mountain Home.

The prospective groom is the son of Audrey and Jay Horton of Cotter and the late Chris Parrish, who lived in Portia. He is the grandson of George and Thrisa Gentry of DeValls Bluff and the late Floyd and Annie Pearson, who lived in Portia.

He is a 2004 graduate of Cotter High School and is employed at Plumlee Tire in Mountain Home.

The outdoor ceremony is planned for 5 p.m. on Saturday at Big Spring Park in Cotter. Family and friends are invited to attend the ceremony and reception to follow.

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Townsend ~ Mathews

Jennifer Mathews and Walter "Corley" Townsend III, both of Little Rock, were married in an outdoor ceremony on Sept. 27, 2008, at the Red Apple Inn on Eden Isle in Heber Springs.

Parents of the couple are Donald and Kay Mathews of Walnut Ridge and Walter and Jane Townsend of Jackson, Tenn.

Family and friends enjoyed a welcome party on Friday at the Eden Isle lake house of Dr. Hayden and Lynne Franks of Little Rock. Walter and Jane Townsend and Randy and Ann Randalls of Memphis hosted the event.

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Obituaries

Betty Ruth Arie

Betty Ruth St. John Arie, 72, of Cave City, died Sept. 24, 2008, at White River Medical Center in Batesville.

Born April 10, 1936, at Hoxie, she was a homemaker and had worked at White Rodgers and Westport Casuals in Batesville. She was a member of the VFW Women's Auxiliary in Evening Shade and was of the Church of God faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 25 years, Needham L. Arie; her parents, Leonard Otto and Velva Riggs St. John; and a sister, Juanita Rudick.

Survivors include a son, Billy Joe Lester Arie Sr. and wife Pamila, LaPlace, La.; a daughter, Betty Joan Odell Head and husband Lewis, Cave City; three brothers, Sandford "Mike" St. John, Batesville, and Leonard St. John and Tommy St. John, both of Cave City; two sisters, Lavada Coles, Batesville, and Lydia Rudick, Cave City; and three grandchildren, Billy Joe Lester Arie Jr., Brittiune Joseph-Lynn McClure and Benjamin Jean-Luc Arie.

Funeral was Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Cave Creek Church of God with Bros. Eric Downs and Justin Clark officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, near Batesville, under the direction of Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.

Pallbearers were Terry St. John, Calvin Rudick, Johnny Coles, Langley Puckett, Brandon Clark and Mike Brooks. Honorary pallbearers were Dewayne Coles and William Coles.

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Joe Taylor Buchanan

Joe Taylor Buchanan, 75, of Searcy, died Sept. 21, 2008.

Born Sept. 26, 1932, in Hoxie, he served 20 years in the U.S. Navy. After his retirement from the military, he graduated from the Camden Police Academy and joined the Searcy Police Force. He was retired from DK & S and Missouri (MOPAC) railroads.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Betty Buchanan; his parents, Clay and Freda Starnes Buchanan; a brother and a sister.

Survivors include two daughters, Karen Webb and husband Dave, and Cherie Isham and husband Kevin, all of Searcy; a son, Joe Buchanan Jr., Oklahoma; a sister; a brother; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Wednesday, Sept. 24, at White County Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

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

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Howard L. Davis

Howard Leo Davis, 78, of Strawberry, died Sept. 20, 2008, at his home.

Born June 14, 1930, in Hinsdale, Ill., he was the son of Robert Allan and Blanch Phieffer. He was a U.S. Army and Navy veteran of the Korean War and was a retired retail businessman.

He was preceded in death by a son.

Survivors include two daughters, Dawn Davis, Modesto, Calif., and Sara McMahon, Little Rock; a brother, James Davis, Idaho, and two grandchildren, Cory Edmonds and Destiny McMahon.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. at the Davis residence at 58 Lawrence County Road 288, Strawberry, AR 72469.

Memorials may be made to the Sheriff's Boys Ranch, 100 St. Vincent Place, Batesville, AR 72501 or to the Humane Society of Independence County, 5 Environmental Drive, Batesville, AR 72501.

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Ima Lucille Martin

Ima Lucille Martin, 91, of Van Buren, formerly of Hoxie, died Sept. 28, 2008.

The daughter of Homer and Fannie Herring Lindsey, she lived most of her life in Lawrence County. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist belief.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ezra Martin; two sons, Leon Martin and Bob Martin; a grandson, Steve Martin; and a great-grandchild.

Survivors include a granddaughter, Penny Ring, Alma; three grandsons, Marty Martin, Maynard, Jackie Martin, Pocahontas, and Mike Jones, Central City; nine great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Funeral is today at 2 p.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home with Odell Lindsey and Terry Ring officiating. Burial will be in Lawrence Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Jarod Ring, Jason Martin, Don Lindsey, Johnny Neighbors, Greg Bedwell and Travis Bedwell.

Visitation is Wednesday from 1 p.m. until time of the service.

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Pat Moore

Patsy "Pat" Pearline Moore, 61, of Walnut Ridge, died Sept. 28, 2008, at her home.

She was a homemaker and was a member of the First United Pentecostal Church of Pocahontas.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Patrick and Pearl Renfro Crow; her adoptive parents, Ernie and Pearlie Hart; and a sister, Edwina Moore.

Survivors include a daughter, Tina Crum, Walnut Ridge; a son, Donnie Russell, Jonesboro; four sisters, Loretta Crow, Linda Benton, Shirley Brannon and Henrietta Williams, all of Walnut Ridge; three brothers, Charles Hart, Rockford, Ill., Everett Hart, Walnut Ridge, and Gilbert Hart, Hoxie; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Graveside service is today at 10 a.m. at Hosea Cemetery at Knobel with Everett Hart officiating. House-Gregg Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers will be Bryan Butts, Stanley Williams, Brett Sheets, James Brannon, Michael Tillman and Wayne Hart. Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Crum Jr., Bobby Moore and Ronnie Hart.

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Coy Richey

Coy Richey, 85, of Black Rock, died Sept. 25, 2008, at St. Vincent's Hospital in Little Rock.

Born Nov. 20, 1922, at Eaton, he was the son of Elmer H. and Alice Tretenburg Richey. He was a self-employed dairy farmer and was a member of the Church of Christ of Eaton.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, O.D. Richey and J.D. Richey.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Smith Richey, whom he married Dec. 8, 1947; two sons, Steve Richey, Cherokee Village, and Coy Lavon Richey, Forrest City; two sisters, Opal Murphy, Marysville, Calif., and Hazel Hubbard, Walnut Ridge; two brothers, J.W. Richey and Lloyd Richey, both of Eaton; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Sunday at 2 p.m. in Higginbotham Chapel with Bro. Harold Russell officiating. Burial was in Old Lebanon Cemetery under the direction of Higginbotham Funeral Services.

Pallbearers were Roger Richey, Ricky Richey, Terry Privett, Bill Mullens, Linwood Richey and Charles Greear.

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Jerry L. Roach

Jerry L. Roach, 48, of Poughkeepsie, brother of James Roach of Portia, died Sept. 23, 2008, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Graveside service was Friday at Powell's Chapel Cemetery, near Poughkeepsie, under the direction of Quall's Funeral Home of Cave City.

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