October 22, 2008 Edition

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Births

Caden Chase Cochran Drake Wayne Smith

Weddings/Engagements

Bounds ~ Liebhaber Campbell ~ Reithemeyer

Obituaries

Mary Barber Fannie Catherine Gadberry Harold Eugene Smith
Johnny Ray Wilson Nancy K. Woody

Births

Caden Chase Cochran

Jason and Kelli Cochran of Jonesboro announce the birth of a son on Oct. 7, 2008. The baby weighed seven pounds, five ounces and has been named Caden Chase Cochran.

Grandparents are Rick and Cathy Holman and Danny and Genna Cochran, all of Jonesboro.

Great-grandparents are Ray and Laveda Scott of Walnut Ridge, Carroll and Delphia Waddell of Manila and Ella Mae Holman of Cash.

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Drake Wayne Smith

Anthony and Jennifer Smith of Walnut Ridge have announced the birth of a son on Oct. 7, 2008, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro.

The baby weighed nine pounds, 13 ounces, and has been named Drake Wayne Smith.

Grandparents are Tammy Nicholas of Portia and Gary and Linda Smith of Walnut Ridge.

Thelma Smith of Walnut Ridge is the great-grandmother.

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Weddings/Engagements

Bounds ~ Liebhaber

Tracy Hallman and Johnnie George of Pocahontas and Jeff and Dawn Bounds of Chicago announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Rachel Lauren Bounds, to Cade Michael Liebhaber, son of Don and Brenda Liebhaber of Pocahontas.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Thomas and Susan Bounds and Bill and Jimmie Hallman, all of Pocahontas. A graduate of Pocahontas High School, she is a student at Black River Technical College in Pocahontas and is employed at Five Rivers Medical Center.

The prospective groom is the grandson of JC and Janet Peters and late Jake and Dorothy Liebhaber. A graduate of Pocahontas High School, he is pursuing a business degree and is employed at Hydro Temp.

The couple will exchange vows in a private ceremony on Nov. 29 at 3 p.m. at the Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs. A wedding reception will be held for all friends and family on Dec. 27 at St. John's Hall in Pocahontas.

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Campbell ~ Reithemeyer

Brady and Teresa Campbell of Hoxie announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Elizabeth Brady Campbell, to Brady Lee Reithemeyer, son of Larry and Debbie Reithemeyer of Hoxie.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Pete Wicker of Hoxie and the late Kathryn Wicker and Clarence and Retha Campbell. She is a graduate of Hoxie High School.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Curtis and Lily Lamb of Walnut Ridge and the late Chris and Lucille Reithemeyer. He is a Hoxie High School graduate and is part owner of B&B Reithemeyer Farms.

The couple will exchange vows on Nov. 15 at 5 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Walnut Ridge. All family and friends are invited to the ceremony and reception to follow at the Hoxie Community Center.

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Obituaries

Mary Barber

Mary Love Barber, 82, of Hoxie, died Oct. 20, 2008, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Born March 13, 1926, at Heber Springs, she was the daughter of Clarence and Ethel Smith Lang. She was a seamstress and was a member of the Hoxie First Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charley Barber, on March 5, 1978, whom she married March 28, 1942; and a brother, Burl Lang.

Survivors include two sons, Billy Barber and wife Wilma, Hoxie, and Jack Barber and wife Jill, Heber Springs; two sisters, Bobbie Manning, Walnut Ridge, and Betty Parsley, Little Rock; and six grandchildren, Chantelle Purde, Sarajane Barber, Charlotte Wekkin, Gregg Myers, James Myers and Pierson Wekkin.

Funeral is Thursday at 2 p.m. in Bryan Chapel with Dr. Bob Kary officiating. Burial will be in Lawrence Memorial Park under the direction of Bryan Funeral Home.

Visitation is this evening from 6 to at the funeral home.

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Fannie Gadberry

Fannie Catherine Gadberry, 71, of Imboden, died Oct. 14, 2008, at Pocahontas Nursing & Rehab.

Born March 31, 1937, in Pocahontas, she was the daughter of Waymon and Lelia Mae Eaton Claude.

Survivors include her husband, Loyd Gadberry; three daughters, Beverly Elaine, Fort Worth, Texas, Carolyn Russell, Henderson, and Joyce Foster, Benton, Mo.; three sons, Jeffery Massey, Puxico, Mo., Joey Crawford, Imboden, and Stephan Gadberry, Mountain Home; a sister, Beth Proffit, Marion; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Graveside service was Friday at 1 p.m. at Dail Cemetery, near Ravenden Springs. Cox-Waymon Funeral Home of Pocahontas had charge of arrangements.

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Harold Eugene Smith

Harold Eugene Smith, 82, of Trumann, who was born at Minturn, died Oct. 17, 2008, at his home. Funeral was Monday at 1:30 p.m. at Maple Grove Baptist Church in Trumann with Dr. Jim Shaw officiating. Burial was in Pine Log Cemetery at Brookland under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home of Trumann. An online guestbook is available at www.thompsonfuneralhome.net.

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Johnny Ray Wilson

Johnny Ray Wilson, 65, of Jonesboro, died Oct. 18, 2008, at his home.

Born July 23, 1943, at Egypt, he was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church in the Sterling Springs community. He was an award-winning taxidermist for over 30 years and was the owner of Wilson Taxidermy in Jonesboro.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Eather and Clara Bell Stout Wilson; and a brother, Jerry Wilson.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Ann Wilson; a son, Steve Ray Wilson and wife Kimberly Ann, Jonesboro; a daughter, Kathryn Renae Welch, Jonesboro; a brother, Woodrow Wilson, Lynn; a sister, Velma Lloyd, Brookland; three grandchildren, Jonathan Welch, Kyle Welch and Taylor Wilson; and a great-grandson.

Graveside service was Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Shiloh Cemetery, near Jonesboro, with Rev. Larry Hughes officiating. Langford-Bookout Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

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Nancy K. Woody

Nancy K. Woody, 86, of Hoxie, died Oct. 18, 2008, at Lakeside Nursing Center in Lake City.

Born May 5, 1922, at Black Rock, she was the daughter of Watkins and Andora Magnuss Holloway. She retired after 30 years as an LPN for Lawrence Memorial Hospital and Lawrence Hall Nursing Center. She was of the Methodist faith.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Vickie Lynn Chamberline; four brothers; and four sisters.

Survivors include three sons, John Robert Wilson, Hoxie, Billy Joe Wilson, Hot Springs, and Richard Wilson, Jonesboro; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held today at 10 a.m. at Higginbotham Chapel. Burial will be in Oak Forrest Cemetery at Black Rock under the direction of Higginbotham Funeral Service.

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