October 08, 2008 Edition

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Births

Presley Danielle Bookout Serenity Nichole Sanders

Weddings/Engagements

Hamann ~ Phillips Jumper ~ Craig Meeker ~ Rancano

Obituaries

Mildred P. Chappel Lefty G. Daggett Jessie Davis
Julia Ann Fischer Alda Eueline Freeman William Hacker
Lois Henson Ima M. Hoggard Beatrice Marie Lassiter
Gordon H. Lenninger Carl J. Pace Lela M. Rothe
Sunshine Shearer James R. Throgmorton Vernie Walker
Maxine Weldon

Births

Presley Danielle Bookout

Aaron and Brandi Bookout of Portia have announced the birth of a daughter, born Oct. 4, 2008, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro.

The baby weighed nine pounds and has been named Presley Danielle Bookout. She has an older brother, Dylan Bookout.

Grandparents are James and Sandy Jones of Black Rock and Quincy and Renae Mans of Annieville.

Great-grandparents are Buck and Mable Jones of Minturn, Robert and Doris Honeycutt of Ozark Acres and Roy Marshall of Walnut Ridge.

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Serenity Nichole Sanders

Brittney Sanders of Powhatan has announced the birth of a daughter on Sept. 24, 2008, at St. Bernards. The baby weighed seven pounds, 14 ounces, and has been named Serenity Nichole Sanders.

She is the little sister of Shawn Fry, one, and Madison Williams, two.

Grandparents are Allen and Kim Sanders of Walnut Ridge and Angie Sanders of Imboden. She is the great-granddaughter of Doyle and Pat Gilliams of Ravenden and Larry Woodson of Paragould.

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Weddings/Engagements

Hamann ~ Phillips

Amy Elizabeth Phillips and Robert Edward Hamann were united in marriage at the Sandals Grand Resort in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, on Sept. 19, 2008. The 4 p.m. garden ceremony was held in the Reef Terrace Gazebo overlooking the ocean.

The bride is the daughter of Mike and Jo Carol Phillips of Walnut Ridge. She is the granddaughter of Relton and Loyse Forehand and Richard and Mae Phillips, all of Walnut Ridge.

An honor graduate of Walnut Ridge High School, she has a degree in radiologic technology from Arkansas State University. She is employed at Lawrence Memorial Hospital as a radiologic technologist.

The groom is the son of Juanita Gibson of Walnut Ridge and Ed and Monica Hamann of McHenry, Ill. He is the grandson of Mary Hamann of McHenry and the late Edward Hamann Sr.

He graduated from Hoxie High School and has a bachelor's degree from ASU in finance. He is employed as store manager by McDonald's in Newport.

The bride wore a formal strapless a-line gown of white chiffon with a wrap waist and lilac glass beading and paillette, featuring a lace-up back and semi chapel-length train. She carried a tropical bouquet of hot pink anthurium and flamingo flowers, white and fuchsia Dendrobium orchids and bird of paradise.

Following the ceremony, a two-tiered wedding cake and cold hors d'oeuvres were served at the Piano Bar Restaurant.

Attending the wedding were Jo Carol Phillips and Juanita Gibson, mothers of the bride and groom.

The couple reside in Walnut Ridge.

Reception to be held

A reception to honor the couple will be held Saturday, Oct. 18, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the Moody Room on the campus of Williams Baptist College. All family and friends are invited to attend.

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Jumper ~ Craig

Mike and Gail Bradsher of Fontaine and Randy Jumper of Paragould announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jennifer Dawn Jumper, to William Russell Craig III, son of Bill and Linda Craig of Monette.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Dorothy Wicker of Walnut Ridge and the late J.C. Wicker, who lived at Sedgwick, and the late Mr. and Mrs. L.V. Jumper, who lived at Jonesboro.

She is a 1993 graduate of Hoxie High School and graduated from Arkansas State University in 1996 with a nursing degree. She is employed at Pediatric Dentistry in Jonesboro as an R.D.A.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Irene Cobb of Monette and the late A.D. Cobb and the late Russell and Ruby Craig, who lived at Monette.

He is a 1997 graduate of Buffalo Island Central and a 2002 graduate of Arkansas State University with a degree in ag business. He is a farmer and is manager of Home Oil Company in Monette.

The couple will exchange vows on Oct. 25 at 4 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Monette. All family and friends are invited to the ceremony and reception to follow in the church's family life center.

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Meeker ~ Rancano

Mr. and Mrs. Junior D. Meeker of Smithville have announced the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jenifer Lynn Meeker, to Ernest Paul Rancano, son of Sergeio and Carmen Rancano of Tarpon Springs, Fla.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late S.E. and Ollie C. Meeker and the late Clarence and Mary Lee, all of whom lived in Hoxie. She has a career in gospel singing.

The prospective groom is the grandson of the late Cathy Rancano, who lived in New York.

The couple will exchange vows on Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Jesus Name House of Prayer, located at 607 Southeast Gipson Street in Hoxie. All family and friends are invited to the wedding and reception to follow at the Hoxie Service Center.

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Obituaries

Mildred P. Chappel

Mildred P. Chappel, 82, of Hoxie, died Oct. 4, 2008, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Born Jan. 25, 1926, she was the daughter of Charles and Anna Rule Heard. She was a homemaker and was a member of The Church of God of Walnut Ridge.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Chappel, on Feb. 8, 1981, whom she married on June 6, 1943, in Lawrence County; a son, Archie Chappel; a brother, Billy Heard; and a grandson, David Chappel.

Survivors include five daughters, Imogene Clay, Vera Chappel and Debra Brown, all of Hoxie, and Juanita Jackson and Loretta Wheeler, both of Walnut Ridge; four sons, Jeff Chappel and James Chappel, both of Hoxie, Charles Chappel, Walnut Ridge, and Danny Chappel, Garden Prairie, Ill.; three sisters, Lois Meeker, Hoxie, Onia Mae Wilburn, Walnut Ridge, and Charlene Nelson, Granite City, Ill.; 19 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral is Thursday at 10 a.m. in Higginbotham Chapel with pastors Rodger Tidwell and Joshua Farthing officiating. Burial will be in Crossroads Cemetery, near Portia, under the direction of Higginbotham Funeral Service.

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

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Lefty G. Daggett

Lefty Grove Daggett, 72, of Walls, Miss., died Oct. 2, 2008, at his home.

Born May 1, 1936, at Saffell, he was the son of John and Ophelia Perrin Daggett. He was a retired veteran, having served in Korea and Vietnam.

He was preceded in death by eight brothers, Buford, Carl, Orgil, Ollous, Leonard, Leamon, James and Morton.

Survivors include his wife, Dianne Daggett; four stepchildren; a sister, Shirley Daggett Harris, Strawberry; 18 nieces and seven nephews.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 18, at 11 a.m., at Perrin-McNutt Cemetery.

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Jessie Davis

Jessie Davis, 54, a resident of the Jonesboro Human Development Center, died Sept. 27, 2008 at the Jonesboro Health and Rehab Center. Joy Ring of Walnut Ridge served as his advocate. Burial was Thursday in Pine Hill Cemetery under the direction of Emerson Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

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Julia Ann Fischer

Julia Ann "Judy" Gleghorn Landrum Fischer, 60, of Gulfport, Miss., died Sept. 26, 2008, in Gulfport, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Born in Walnut Ridge, she attended Hoxie Elementary School. After moving to Jonesboro, she graduated from Jonesboro High School and attended Arkansas State University. She moved to Gulfport, where she was employed by Service Merchandise for many years.

She was preceded in death by her father, Glen Gleghorn.

Survivors include a son, Joe Landrum and wife Tracy, Gainesville, Va.; her mother, Jean Gleghorn Little, Jonesboro; a brother, Douglas Gleghorn, Jonesboro; a sister, Pat Bailey, Conway; and two granddaughters, Julia Landrum and Alison Landrum.

A memorial service was held Thursday in Gulfport. Riemann Family Funeral Home of Gulfport had charge of arrangements.

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

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Alda Eueline Freeman

Alda Eueline Freeman, 76, of Jonesboro, died Oct. 1, 2008, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

Born at Eaton, she lived in Joliet, Ill., for several years before moving to Jonesboro. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by two husbands, Albe Cook and Lloyd Clark; a son, Michael Clark; and a sister, Genelda Hilburn.

Survivors include her husband, Albert Freeman; two sons, Jimmy Cook and wife Janet, Harrison, and Patrick Freeman and wife Geri Anne, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.; two daughters, Teresa Smith, Joliet, Ill., and Patti Burk and husband Maurice, Kansas City, Mo.; three brothers, Charles Hilburn and wife Jean, Greenbrier, John Hilburn and wife Bonnie, Harrison, and Dale Hilburn and wife Jan, Phoenix; a sister, Lou Ann Shaw and husband Bob, Jonesboro; two grandchildren whom she raised, Tami Carter and Michael Clark; 14 additional grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Saturday at 10 a.m. at Emerson Memorial Chapel in Jonesboro. Private burial will be under the direction of Emerson Funeral Home.

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William Hacker

William "Bill" Hacker, 78, of Selmer, Tenn., died Sept. 29, 2008, in Selmer.

Born Dec. 30, 1929, in the Lauratown community, he was the son of Henry Oliver and Martha Frances Hunt Hacker. He was a graduate of Clover Bend High School and was an insurance agent. He was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, the American Legion and the Moose Lodge.

Survivors include his wife, Violet Richards Hacker; a daughter, Lisa Vargason and husband Steve, Selmer, Tenn.; a son, Mark Hacker and wife Candice, Clifton, Tenn.; two stepdaughters, Susan Hendrix and husband Bobby, Selmer, and Mollye Likin and husband Steve, Memphis; a stepson, Jeff Walker and wife Teresa, Selmer; two sisters, Glenna Pickett, Portia, and Maxine Gollohon, Titusville, Pa.; nine grandchildren, Misty, Marcus, Daniel, Jennifer, Maranda, Jareth, Daniel, Ashton and Craig; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Thursday in Selmer, Tenn. Burial was in Falcon Cemetery at Selmer, under the direction of Shackelford Funeral Directors.

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Lois Henson

Lois Henson, 95, of Walnut Ridge, died Oct. 4, 2008, at Walnut Ridge Nursing and Rehab.

The daughter of Phillip and Mattie Sharp Mosher, she was a lifelong resident of Walnut Ridge and a homemaker. She was a member of the church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Nathan Henson; a son, Jerry Henson; a brother, John Mosher; a sister, Geraldine Reed; and a grandson, Mike Henson Jr.

Survivors include two sons, Mike Henson, Walnut Ridge, and Bill Henson, Harrisburg; two sisters, Mary Jane Alessio, Nashville, Tenn., and Snoda Berry, Walnut Ridge; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Funeral was Tuesday at 10 a.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home with Rob Combs officiating. Burial was in Lawrence Memorial Park.

Pallbearers were Reggie Berry, Chester Berry, Ronald Mosher, Matt Tillman, Joey Tillman and Bruce Watson.

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Ima M. Hoggard

Ima M. Hoggard, 90, of Oxnard, Calif., formerly of Strawberry, died June 6, 2008.

Born Sept. 6, 1917, at Calamine, she was the daughter of John L. and Tinty Mullen. She was a member of the Eli Whiting Methodist Church at Jesup.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Hoggard; and nine siblings.

Survivors include two daughters, Verna Sasak, Pleasanton, Calif., and Bettye Johnson, Oxnard, Calif.; three grandchildren, Wayne Johnson, Robert Johnson and Jennifer Rash; and five great-grandchildren.

Graveside service was Saturday, Oct. 4, at 11 a.m. at Lancaster Cemetery in Strawberry with John Stoll officiating. Roller-Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville had charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Miles Oliver, W.C. Richey, Gary Johnson, Sid Johnson, Mick Barbieri and Robert Johnson.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 901 N. University Ave., Little Rock, AR 72207-6354.

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

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Beatrice Marie Lassiter

Beatrice Marie Lassiter, 85, of Walnut Ridge, died Oct. 5, 2008, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

Born Dec. 21, 1922, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Grear and Clara Simpson Abbott. She was a homemaker and was a member of Charity Apostolic Tabernacle Church in Hoxie.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Lassiter, on June 11, 1991, whom she married in August 1943 in Randolph County; three brothers, two sisters; a daughter-in-law, Jo Ann Lassiter; and Roy Criswell, who was like a son.

Survivors include two sons, Charles Lassiter, Jonesboro, and Sam Lassiter and wife Shelly, Alicia; three daughters, Jean Krantz and husband Albert, Swifton, and Joan Hunnicutt and husband Tom, and Janie Lassiter, all of Williford; two sisters-in-law, Sally Lassiter and Mary Abbott; 17 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and Charles Criswell, who was like a son.

Funeral is Friday at 10 a.m. in Higginbotham Chapel with Rev. Darrell Douglas officiating. Burial will be in Lawrence Memorial Park under the direction of Higginbotham Funeral Service.

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

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Gordon H. Lenninger

Gordon Hubert Lenninger, 59, of Jonesboro, formerly of Hoxie, died Oct. 4, 2008, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

Born Oct. 18, 1948, in Sioux City, Iowa, he worked in sales and was a member of Nettleton Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hubert J. and Marianne Kunze Lenninger.

Survivors include his wife, Carole Lenninger; two sons, Parker Crum and wife Amanda, Tahlequah, Okla., and James Wink Housdan and wife Kayann, Batesville; a daughter, Jennifer Harris and husband Justin, Jonesboro; a brother, Ron Lenninger and wife Bobbi, Lake Ozark, Mo.; and five grandchildren, Gavin Harris, Mason Harris, Olivia Crum, Molly Housdan and Emili Housdan.

Funeral was Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Bryan Chapel with Bro. Stan Ballard officiating. Burial was in Whittaker Cemetery under the direction of Bryan Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Justin Harris, Robert Bryant, Harold Wilcox, Dan Parker, Tom Dunlap and Don Carver.

Memorials may be made to the family.

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Carl J. Pace

Carl J. Pace, 76, of Hot Springs, died Oct. 1, 2008.

Born Sept. 17, 1932, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Edmun and Nancy Mayberry Pace. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

He was preceded in death by four sisters, Elsie McCord, Agnes Thompson, Jean Branson and Lorene Hallmark.

Survivors include a brother, Ray Pace.

Arrangements are under the direction of Caruth-Hale Funeral Home of Hot Springs.

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Lela M. Rothe

Lela M. Rothe, 91, of O'Kean, died Oct. 3, 2008, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould.

Born Aug. 7, 1917, she was the daughter of Floyd and Jettie Brewer Flanery. She was a member of Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in Walnut Ridge.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hershel; two brothers, Luster Flanery and Wanas Flanery; and a sister, Dorothy Holloway.

Survivors include a son, Jerry Rothe and wife Peggy, O'Kean; two sisters, Wanda Bristol, Pocahontas, and Marvie Dunlap, Jonesboro; three grandchildren, Jeff Rothe, Jeremy Rothe and Melissa Rice; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church with Joel McMasters officiating. Burial was in Lawrence Memorial Park under the direction of McNabb Funeral Home of Pocahontas.

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Sunshine Shearer

Sunshine Shearer, 83, of Paragould, mother of Jay Lashlee of Powhatan, died Oct. 5, 2008, at Belle Meade Nursing Center. Burial was Tuesday in New Liberty Cemetery under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home of Paragould.

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James R. Throgmorton

James R. (Jim) (Benny) Throgmorton, 75, of Ravenden, died Sept. 30, 2008, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

Born July 14, 1933, in Leachville, he lived much of his life in the Jonesboro area before moving to Ravenden in 1994. He was a retired maintenance mechanic for DuPont and a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy M. and Louise Wright Throgmorton; a brother, Edward Thomas Throgmorton; and two sisters, Alice Throgmorton and Dortha Throgmorton.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Earls Throgmorton; two sons, Toby Throgmorton and Johnny Throgmorton, both of Harrisburg; a daughter, Sherrye Lind, Ravenden; two sisters, Joyce Mize and Polly Earnhart, both of Jonesboro; four grandchildren, April Harbison, Amanda Harbison, Sarah Lind and Jessica Lind; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Friday at 2 p.m. at Emerson Memorial Chapel in Jonesboro with Stan Cragg officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of Emerson Funeral Home.

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Vernie Walker

Vernie Walker, 74, of Berryville, died Oct. 1, 2008, at his home.

Born Jan. 5, 1934, in Walnut Ridge, he was of Free Will Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Larry Walker and Gary "Bo" Walker; his parents, Ollie D. and Nora Hart Walker; four brothers, Richard Walker, Elmer Walker, Everett Walker and Billy Walker; and three sisters, Lois, Alice and Thelma.

Survivors include his wife, Patsy Manus Walker, whom he married Nov. 29, 1952; a son, Tony Walker and wife Lana, Eureka Springs; a daughter, Terri Harp, Eureka Springs; two sisters, Elsie Cohen and Elean Woodard, both of St. Louis; eight grandchildren, Jill Walker Holloway, Travis Walker, Justin Harp, Tony Joe Walker, Joel Walker, Chris Harp, B.J. Allee and Amanda Lindsey; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Monday at 10 a.m. at the Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel in Berryville with Bro. Rudy Sanchez officiating. Burial was in Eureka Springs Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service.

Memorials may be made to St. John's Hospice-Berryville, 214 Carter Street, Berryville, AR 72616 or to the charity of the donor's choice.

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

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Maxine Weldon

Maxine Ruth Weldon, 83, of Walnut Ridge, died Oct. 2, 2008, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Born Dec. 29, 1924, at Lepanto, she was the daughter of Amos and Helen May Smith Riley. She was a homemaker and was of the Pentecostal belief.

She was preceded in death by a son, Rickey Weldon; two brothers, Mike Riley and Jerry Riley; and a sister, Melba Lewis.

Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn Williams, Walnut Ridge; three brothers, Billy Riley, Newport, Donald Riley, Lake City, and Hiawatha Riley, Walnut Ridge; a sister, Margaret Simpson, Olive Branch, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Carolyn Lane, Scarlet Tyler, Tammy Glenn and Karen Fulgham; and five great-grandchildren.

Graveside service was Sunday at 2 p.m. at Lawrence Memorial Park with Bro. Gayland England officiating. Bryan Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Martin Lane, James Glenn, Dennis Brill, Allen Fulgham, William Riley and Johnny Riley. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Paul Vellozo and the staff of Lawrence Hall Nursing Center.

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