May 20, 2009 Edition

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Births

Cole Bradley Caldwell Nolan Thomas de Mello Madison Rose Potter

Weddings/Engagements

Guy ~ Fultner Lewis ~ Malone Mayland ~ Stacy
Thompson ~ Davis

Obituaries

Coleman K. Allmond Jack Barber Jerry Ray Chesser
Marian Dalton Ruben Griffin Barbara Sue Passmore
Eldon Perrin

Births

Cole Bradley Caldwell

James and Jill Caldwell of Pocahontas have announced the birth of a son on May 14, 2009, at St Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. The baby weighed six pounds, 10 ounces and has been named Cole Bradley Caldwell.

He has two brothers, Cody, 10, and Cameron, five, and two sisters, Carissa four, and Ella, two.

Grandparents are Gary and Sandy Caldwell of Ravenden and Richard and Teri Lindsay of Hoxie.

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Nolan Thomas de Mello

Sean and Natalie de Mello of Carterville, Ill., announce the birth of a son on May 5, 2009, at Carbondale Memorial Hospital. The baby weighed eight pounds, 13 ounces, and has been named Nolan Thomas de Mello.

Grandparents are Russ and Marguerite Dory of Bee Branch, David and Marilyn Walls of Carterville, Ill., Jim Patton of New Jersey and the late Karen Patton. Marguerite (Ellis) Dory is a native of Walnut Ridge.

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Madison Rose Potter

Adam Potter and Aimee Mosley of Minturn have announced the birth of a daughter, born April 23, 2009, at Harris Hospital in Newport.

The baby weighed six pounds, 11 ounces, and has been named Madison Rose Potter.

Grandparents are Bill and Janet Mosley and Helen Potter, all of Minturn, and the late Herbert Potter.

Alice Johnson of Minturn is the great-grandmother.

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Weddings/Engagements

Guy ~ Fultner

Daniel Guy of Yazoo City, Miss., and Evelyn Guy of Cave City announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Amy Elizabeth Guy, to Jonathan Wesley Fultner, son of Gary and Sherri Fultner of Hoxie.

The bride-elect is a student at Black River Technical College at Pocahontas, enrolled in the nursing program.

The prospective groom is a 2006 graduate of Walnut Ridge High School and a 2008 graduate of Black River Technical College at Pocahontas with three degrees in automotive technology. He is employed by Cavanaugh Auto Group in Walnut Ridge.

The wedding will take place at 2 p.m. on June 13 at the Hoxie Community Center with James Guy officiating. All family and friends are invited to the ceremony and reception to follow at the community center.

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Lewis ~ Malone

Martha Lewis and Bill Bond, both of San Diego, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Eulalia Marie Lewis, to Shayne Christopher Malone, son of Russell and Janet Malone of Imboden.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Belva and Elbert Bond of La Mesa, Calif., and Mary Woods of Chula Vista, Calif., and the late Raymond Woods.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Hebert and Gladys Malone of Annieville and Charles and Beverly Wrobleski of Little Rock.

The couple will exchange wedding vows on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Annieville. A potluck reception will follow in the fellowship hall. Everyone is invited.

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Mayland ~ Stacy

Stanley and Barbie Mayland of Strawberry announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jillian Paige Mayland, to Mark Alan Stacy, son of Leon and Terry White of Jonesboro and the late Ricky Stacy.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of H.C. and Alene Mayland of Lynn and Butch and Lanoe Dickison of Saffell. She is a 2008 honor graduate of Hillcrest High School in Strawberry and is a student at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Floyd Langston of Jonesboro and Virginia Langston of Southaven, Miss. He is a 2004 graduate of Brookland High School and is a pipeline employee.

The couple will exchange vows on June 6 at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church. All family and friends are invited.

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Thompson ~ Davis

Amanda Linn Thompson of Hoxie will become the bride of William Odel Davis III of Hoxie on Saturday.

The prospective groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Odel Davis Jr. of Hoxie.

The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m. at the Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ, located at 818 Northeast Second Street in Hoxie.

A wedding shower will be held after the ceremony in the reception area. All family and friends are invited.

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Obituaries

Coleman K. Allmond

Coleman K. Allmond, 79, of Natchez, Miss., died May 15, 2009, at Natchez Community Hospital.

Born in Lyon, Miss., he was the son of Hugo and Pearl Hargis Allmond. He had been a minister for the churches of Christ for 60 years, including 16 years at 61 South Church of Christ in Natchez.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Sidney Allmond.

Survivors include his wife, Elsie J. Craig Allmond; two sons, Michael Allmond and Mark Allmond; two daughters, Merilyn King and Michelle Greybill; two stepsons, Ronnie Craig and wife Vickie, Paragould, and Jeff Craig, Pocahontas; three brothers, Tom Allmond, Ira Allmond and Steve Allmond; a sister, Annette Allmond Mize; a sister-in-law, Helen Allmond; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Graveside service was Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Lawrence Memorial Park. House-Gregg Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

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Jack Barber

Jack Barber, 61, of Heber Springs, died May 18, 2009, in Little Rock.

Born Sept. 23, 1948, in Walnut Ridge, he was a banker at Heber Springs State Bank.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Mary Lang Barber.

Survivors include his wife, Jill A. Allison Barber, whom he married Oct. 25, 1975; two daughters, Sarajane Barber and Charlotte Wekkin, both of Conway; a brother, Bill Barber, Walnut Ridge; and a grandson, Piersan Wekkin.

Funeral is Thursday at 2 p.m. in Bryan Chapel with Bro. Warner Allen officiating. Burial will be in Masonic Cemetery under the direction of Bryan Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Danny Campbell, Bill Clariana, Paul Castleberry, Wade Osterberg, Brad Osterberg, Gregg Watson and Lynn Darrough.

Visitation is tonight from 5-9 p.m.

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Jerry Ray Chesser

Jerry Ray Chesser, 71, of Heber Springs, died May 15, 2009, at Three Rivers Nursing Center in Marked Tree.

An Air Force veteran, he had previously lived at Swifton and Jonesboro before moving to Heber Springs. He was a meat cutter and worked at McClain Grocery in Walnut Ridge and later worked at Ray's Market in Swifton for many years. He was a member of the church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Zetta Chesser; his parents, Burlie and Jane Cline Chesser; two brothers; and four sisters.

Survivors include a daughter, Susan Livengood, Bay; a son, David Chesser, Heber Springs; a sister, Dorothy Chesser, Walnut Ridge; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Graveside service was Sunday at 2 p.m. at Lawrence Memorial Park with Bill Willard officiating. House-Gregg Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

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Marian Dalton

Marian Pauline DePriest Ring Hickman Dalton, 82, of Sterling Heights, Mich., died May 19, 2009.

She was born Nov. 7, 1926.

She was preceded in death by three husbands, Curtis Ring, Harold "Chuck" Hickman and Max Dalton; and a son-in-law, Dan Worden.

Survivors include four sons, Curtis Ring and wife Lynne, Larry Ring and wife Linda, Thomas Ring and wife Carol, and Paul Ring and wife Terry; three daughters, Mary Elizabeth "Libby" Kelley and husband Walt, Carol Worden and Pamela Russell and husband Gaylon; a brother, Don DePriest and wife Carolyn; 19 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Funeral is Friday at 11 a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons Funeral Home in Sterling Heights, Mich. Burial will be in Cadillac Memorial Gardens in Clinton Township, Mich.

Visitation is Thursday from 3-9 p.m. at the funeral home.

An online guestbook is available at www.wujekcalcaterra.com

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Ruben Griffin

Gordon Ruben Griffin, 78, of Jonesboro, died May 14, 2009, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

Born June 24, 1930, in Jonesboro, he was the son of Gordon and Jewell Simmons Griffin. A graduate of Valley View High School, he served in the Army National Guard for 12 years. During his life, he was involved in many business endeavors, including serving on the board of directors of Citizens National Bank in Walnut Ridge.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Wandaleen Wood.

Survivors include his wife, Ginny Griffin; two sons, Steve Griffin, Jonesboro, and Tony Griffin, Edmond, Okla.; a brother, Ralph Griffin, Jonesboro; two sisters, Jean Caldwell and Marion Campbell, both of Jonesboro; two daughters-in-law, Courtney Harwood Griffin and Tracy Earnhart Griffin; six grandchildren, Kodi Griffin, Stevie Griffin, Wyatt Griffin, Addison Griffin, Will Griffin and Lainey Griffin.

Funeral was Monday at 10 a.m. at Forest Home Church of the Nazarene with Revs. Tony Griffin, Eudell Stroud, William C. Haltom and Ken Stallings officiating. Burial was in McDaniel Cemetery under the direction or Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Forest Home Church of the Nazarene Building Fund, First Christian Church or the McDaniel Cemetery Fund.

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Barbara Sue Passmore

Barbara Sue Passmore, 56, of Weiner, died May 13, 2009, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

Born Oct. 15, 1952, in Walnut Ridge, she was employed by Fowler Foods and was a member of New Life Pentecostal Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Nadine Adams Becker; three brothers, Clayton Becker, Rickey Becker and Elvis Gene Becker.

Survivors include a son, Johnny Passmore, Paragould; a daughter, Melissa Williams and husband John, Brookland; a brother, Clarence Becker, Van Buren; and two sisters, Margaret Haney, Jonesboro, and Alecia Layne, Bono.

Funeral was Saturday at 10 a.m. at Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home in Jonesboro with Melvin Davis officiating. Burial was in Trinity Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Danny Haney, Brian Becker, Justin Becker, Gene Layne, Randy Layne and Matt Banks.

Memorials may be made to New Life Pentecostal Church in Bono.

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

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Eldon Perrin

Eldon "Glenn" Perrin, 88, of Strawberry, formerly of Swifton, died May 15, 2009, at his home.

He was a World War II Army veteran, a chef and was of the Baptist belief.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Ruth Marshall; his father, Archie Perrin; his mother and stepfather, Eli and Alice Goodwin Plank; two brothers, Jack Perrin and Frank Perrin; two grandsons; and two great-grandsons.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Perrin; eight children; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

The body was cremated.

A memorial service was held Monday at 10 a.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home in Lynn with Larry Ethridge officiating.

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