February 11, 2009 Edition

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Births

Lathan Jace Gipson Riley Fisher Woods

Obituaries

Lora Mae Green Florine Huskey Harris Betty Leota Lee
Ray McClintock Lola Jones Milligan Marty Darrell Northcutt
Sheril Propes Roy James Ratliff Ida Novene Rogers

Births

Lathan Jace Gipson

Dave and Gariann Gipson of Jonesboro have announced the birth of a son on Jan. 23, 2009, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro. The baby weighed eight pounds, nine ounces, and has been named Lathan Jace Gipson.

He has five siblings, Mallory, 15, Noah, 13, Josh, 12, Breydon, 10, and Avaree, 17 months.

Grandparents are Leon and Linda Gipson, Judy Crowell and Randall and Viola Crowell, all of Jonesboro. He is the great-grandson of Forrester and Virginia Davis of Walnut Ridge and Beatrice Crowell of Trumann.

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Riley Fisher Woods

Derek and Angel Woods of Ravenden Springs have announced the birth of a son on Jan. 23, 2009, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro. The baby weighed seven pounds, nine ounces, and has been named Riley Fisher Woods.

He has an older brother, Haiden Sean Woods, four.

Grandparents are Ray and Edith Swartzlander of Ravenden and the late Phyllis Black.

Great-grandparents are Sue Steffens of Ravenden Springs and Vonnie Swartzlander of Ravenden.

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Obituaries

Lora Mae Green

Lora Mae Green, 49, of Walnut Ridge, died Feb. 7, 2009, following a lengthy illness.

She lived all of her life in Walnut Ridge and was a member of the Faith Worship Center at Portia.

She was preceded in death by her stepfather and mother, Boyd and Willene Tate Vaughn; a sister, Deborah Sanders; and her grandparents, Jesse and Lora Tate.

Survivors include a son, Jonathan Sanders, Walnut Ridge; a daughter, Jessica Green, Walnut Ridge; her father, William Sanders; a sister, Joann McComas, Walnut Ridge; three brothers, Allen Sanders and Phillip Vaughn, both of Walnut Ridge, and Michael Vaughn, Pocahontas; a grandson, Jacob Green; and a grandchild expected, Keeghan Mahone.

Funeral was Tuesday at 2 p.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home. Burial was in Lawrence Memorial Park with Steve Alexander officiating.

Pallbearers were Mike Vaughn, Daniel Willfond, Bobby Arnold, Grant Liles, David Sanders and Jerry Parsons. Honorary pallbearers were Eddie Parsons, Rodney Jones, Blake Jones and Chris Mahone.

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Florine Huskey Harris

Florine Huskey Harris, 87, of Strawberry, died Feb. 4, 2009, at White River Medical Center in Batesville.

Born Jan. 5, 1922, at Saffell, she was the daughter of Henry and Dona Richmond Huskey. She was a homemaker and was a member of Mt. Harmony Free Will Baptist Church at Saffell.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude C. Harris; four brothers, Willie Huskey, Pete Huskey, Burl Huskey and Raymond Huskey; and three sisters, Vernie Ballard, Devone Northcutt and Kathleen Lewallen.

Survivors include a son, Larry Harris, Strawberry; a daughter, Phyllis Harris, Strawberry; a brother, Oris Huskey, Saffell; five grandchildren, Kevin Harris, Kim McDermott, Shane Watts, Tally Scott and Tanya Haigwood; and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Sunday at 2 p.m. at Mt. Harmony Free Will Baptist Church at Saffell with Bro. Dennis Gay officiating. Burial was in Ward Cemetery at Strawberry under the direction of Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.

Pallbearers were Robert Northcutt, Levi Watts, Jared Harris, Shane Watts, Kevin Harris and Ricky Huskey.

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Betty Leota Lee

Betty Leota Lee, 61, of Hoxie, died Feb. 5, 2009, at her home.

She was born April 21, 1947, in Ellington, Mo.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George Rile and Loula Jane Moore McMullin.

Survivors include two daughters, Belinda G. Arender, Cash, and Monica K. Brower, Walnut Ridge; six sisters, Millie Sue Adkins, Gassville, and Bertha Jane Rainwater, Lulla Wesley, Elizabeth Botkins, Rose Brooks and Venita Conder, all of Missouri; a brother, Richard McMullin, Pine Bluff; and six grandchildren.

Graveside service was Saturday at 1 p.m. at Sutterfield Westfork Cemetery, near Bunker, Mo. Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel of Neelyville, Mo., had charge of arrangements.

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Ray McClintock

Ray McClintock, 84, of Jonesboro, died Feb. 5, 2009, at his home.

Born July 20, 1924, in Walnut Ridge, he was the son of J.R. and Ermer Thomason McClintock. He had lived in Jonesboro for the past 50 years, where he was a manager for Jonesboro Builders Supply and a rental property owner for more than 30 years. He was a member of Central Baptist Church for 50 years and served as an usher for many years. He was a member of the Hoxie Masonic Lodge # 692 and of the United Commercial Travelers. He was a World War II Army veteran and attended Southern Baptist College.

He was preceded in death by seven brothers and three sisters.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Nina McClintock; two daughters, Cynthia Bahn and husband Robert, Mountain Home, and Sandra Taylor and husband Gaylon, Jonesboro; a sister, Lucille Acree, Savannah, Ill.; a brother-in-law, Billy Joe Davis; and four grandchildren, Christopher Bahn, Catherine Bahn, Sarahbeth Taylor and Emilee Taylor.

Funeral was Saturday at 10 a.m. at Emerson Memorial Chapel with Rev. Mike Martin officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of Emerson Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Pallbearers were Gaylon Taylor, Robert Bahn, Chris Bahn, Gary Kimberling, Bill McClintock, Gerald Manning, Dr. Steve Abernathy, Steve Collar and Aaron Vasgaard. Honorary pallbearers were Don Vineyard, Jerry Cooper, Cliff Adams, Joe Little and Billy Joe Davis.

Memorials may be made to Central Baptist Church, 3707 Harrisburg Road, Jonesboro, AR 72404.

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

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Lola Jones Milligan

Lola Jones Milligan, 86, of Sulphur Rock, formerly of Poughkeepsie, died Feb. 7, 2009, at White River Medical Center in Batesville.

Born Sept. 30, 1922, at Nelsonville, she was the daughter of Henry and Lillie Willett Jones. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Lee Milligan; a brother, Nathan Jones; and four sisters, Amanda Humbrecht, Lillie Dallas, Vallie Seat and Nora Boyd.

Survivors include a daughter, Mildred Treadway, Sulphur Rock; a sister, Mary Boyd, Trumann; two grandchildren, Patrick Treadway and Kim Vance; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Qualls Funeral Home in Cave City with Dean Fugett officiating. Burial was in Townsend Cemetery at Smithville.

Pallbearers were Paul Humbrect, Jerry Humbrect, Dean Boyd, Ben Jenkins, Matt Brand and T.J. Jenkins. Honorary pallbearers were Patrick Treadway and Chris Vance.

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Marty Darrell Northcutt

Marty Darrell Northcutt, 41, of Cord, died Feb. 4, 2009.

Born Feb. 18, 1967, in Batesville, he was a farmer for Dickey Farms and was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Devone Northcutt.

Survivors include his wife, Annette Northcutt; a son, Dusty Darrell Northcutt, Saffell; a stepdaughter, April Ward, Cord; a stepson, Jeremy Biggers, Jonesboro; his father and stepmother, Robert Northcutt and Dorothy Northcutt, both of Strawberry; his grandfather, Gilbert Northcutt; his stepgrandmother, Ma Penn, Lynn; a sister, Audrey Gillmore, Batesville; a stepsister, Deborah Burrow, Missouri; and five grandchildren, Clay Northcutt, Alex Ward, Keith Ward, Brandon Biggers and Zachary Biggers.

Funeral was Friday at 2 p.m. at Mt. Harmony Free Will Baptist Church at Saffell with Stanley Vandergriff officiating. Burial was in Union Cemetery at Dowdy under the direction of Willis Funeral Service of Batesville.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Ward, Brent Northcutt, Darrell Dickey, Jim Halcom, Mitch Bell, Roger Randolph and Caleb Cook.

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Sheril Propes

Sheril Jeanette Propes, 59, of South Fulton, Tenn., died Feb. 1, 2009, at Parkway Regional Hospital in Fulton, Ky.

Born May 5, 1949, in Walnut Ridge, she was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her father, William Pleas Findley; and two brothers, Charles Pickney and Paul Findley.

Survivors include her husband, Donald R. Propes, whom she married Sept. 29, 1979; a daughter, Tammy McNabb, South Fulton, Tenn.; a son, William Charles Starling, Buckeye, Ariz.; two sisters, Senoa Greene and Norma Warner, both of Paragould; two brothers, Bill Findley, Augusta, Ga., and Vern Findley, Union Valley, Okla.; five grandchildren, Crystal Ann Rouse, Ashley Dawn Snider, Eric Duran Snider, Veronica Starling and Angela Starling; and two great-grandchildren.

Graveside service was Saturday at 1 p.m. at Mount Manuel Cemetery, near Samburg, Tenn., with Chris Aton officiating. White-Ranson Funeral Home of Union City, Tenn., had charge of arrangements.

Family members served as pallbearers.

An online guestbook is available at www.white-ranson.com.

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Roy James Ratliff

Roy James Ratliff, 99, of Pocahontas, died Jan. 30, 2009, at Randolph Home.

Born Jan. 6, 1910, at Smithville, he was the son of James and Dora Ratliff.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Inis Ratliff; a son, Gary Ratliff; a daughter, Eva Sue Vancil; a granddaughter, Belinda Vancil; a great-grandson, Brandon Henderson; four brothers and three sisters.

Survivors include a son, Leroy Ratliff; four daughters, Pauline Cooper, Marlene Brickeen, Sharon Ballard and Libby Dunavant; 17 grandchildren; and 44 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Monday, Feb. 9, at 11 a.m. at McNabb Funeral Home in Pocahontas. Burial was in Randolph Memorial Gardens with Mike Ballard officiating.

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Ida Novene Rogers

Ida Novene Rogers, 81, of Hoxie, formerly of Alicia, died Feb. 7, 2009, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

Born Nov. 15, 1927, in Saffell, she was the daughter of Henry and Etta Josephine Whitmire Watson. She was an LPN at Lawrence Memorial Hospital and St. Bernards and was a grandmother at Head Start in Walnut Ridge. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Hoxie.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Odell Rogers, on Aug. 18, 2000, whom she married Nov. 27, 1946.

Survivors include a son, Curtis Allen Rogers, Alicia; two daughters, Annetta Baum, Ball, La., and Barbara Rogers, Sullivan, Mo.; a brother, Leon Watson, Charlotte; a sister, Carolyn Williams, Alicia; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Hoxie First Baptist Church with Bro. Bob Kary officiating. Burial was in Strangers Home Cemetery at Alicia under the direction of Bryan Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Ronnie Williams, Danny Watson, Danny Todd, Delbert Watson, Bobby Gilmore and Ricky Gilmore.

Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Baptist Children's Home.

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