July 1, 2009 Edition

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Sawyer Jet Durham William Henry Marlin Jacob Anthony Sloan


Alice Marie Baker Tom Bristol James Dallas Broadway
Larry Cadwell Sr. Jacob Eugene Campbell Micheal Lee Dahm
Donna L. Gowell Gene Don Hewett Lecyle Elias Jines
David Bradford Lewis Dortha Christine Perrin


Sawyer Jet Durham

Billy and Shawn Durham of Portia announce the birth of a son on June 14, 2009, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro. The baby weighed seven pounds, seven ounces and has been named Sawyer Jet Durham.

He has five brothers and sisters, Canyon Durham, two, Landon Durham, nine, Destiny Anderson, 18, Luke Ervin, 20, and Lara Ervin, 21.

Grandparents are Butch and Pam Horton of Walnut Ridge, Nancy Ervin of Hoxie and Earl Durham of Atlanta. He is the great-grandson of Beatrice (Mrs. Lowell) Graham of Walnut Ridge, Betty (Mrs. Bill) Taylor of Hoxie, Vera (Mrs. Willard) Horton of Powhatan, Margie Durham of Portia and Marie Ervin of Walnut Ridge.

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William Henry Marlin

T.J. and Gretchen Marlin of Jonesboro have announced the birth of their first child, a son, on June 15, 2009, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro. The baby weighed eight pounds, 10 ounces and has been named William Henry Marlin.

Grandparents are Ron and Jayni Blackburn and Janet Marlin, all of Jonesboro. He is the great-grandson of Blanche Blackburn of Jonesboro.

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Jacob Anthony Sloan

Drs. Tony and Valerie Sloan of Jonesboro have announced the birth of a son on June 19, 2009 at St. Bernards in Jonesboro. The baby weighed eight pounds, five ounces, and has been named Jacob Anthony (Jake) Sloan.

He has a brother, Jack, who is six, and a sister, Olivia, four.

Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Sloan of Kensett and Mr. and Mrs. Sloan Turnbow of Jonesboro. He is the great-grandson of Bernice Clayton of Saffell.

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Alice Marie Baker

Alice Marie Baker, 86, of Sherwood, formerly of Imboden, died June 27, 2009, in Little Rock.

Born Nov. 27, 1922, in Strawberry, she was the daughter of Alexander Gordon and Ethel Hugg Massey. A graduate of Harding College, she taught high school English for many years at Portia, Strawberry and Sloan-Hendrix, where she was also a librarian. She was a member of the Sylvan Hills Church of Christ and Delta Kappa Gamma.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J.C. Baker, in 2003, whom she married on Aug. 17, 1956, in Walnut Ridge.

Survivors include a daughter, Alexa Grissom and husband Rickey, Sherwood; and two grandchildren, Baker Grissom and Marisa Grissom.

Funeral was Monday at 11 a.m. at the Imboden Church of Christ with Bro. Robert Wingfield officiating. Burial was in Hope Cemetery at Imboden under the direction of Higginbotham Funeral Service.

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Tom Bristol

Thomas Charles Bristol, 79, of Shannon, died June 22, 2009.

Born Dec. 6, 1929, in Lake Village, he was the son of Johnnie Franklin Bristol and Rosa Mae Staggs. He was a farmer and lived in Lawrence County until moving to Pueblo, Colo., in 1955. He moved to Shannon in 1993. He was of the Baptist belief.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elanor Dechant Bristol, whom he married June 6, 1964; a brother; and four sisters.

Survivors include three brothers, James Bristol and wife Carol, Jacksonville, John Bristol and wife Mildred, O'Kean, and Darold Bristol and wife Patsy, Machesney Park, Ill.; and two sisters, Louisa Holsapple, Poplar Bluff, Mo., and Junita Rock, Waverly, Ill.

Graveside service was Monday at noon at Lawrence Memorial Park with Sister Betty Williams officiating. Bryan Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Jeffery Bristol, Robert Cantu, Dakota Cantu, Bill Fischer, Orville Boozer, Robbie Boozer and Alan Flanery.

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James Dallas Broadway

James Dallas Broadway, 59, of Hoxie, died June 25, 2009, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

He was born June 12, 1950, in Imboden.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dallas and Maxie Broadway; and a brother, Scott Broadway.

Survivors include a daughter, Elaine Broadway, Phoenix, Ariz.; two brothers, Bobby Broadway, Ravenden Springs, and Cecil Broadway, Cleveland, Texas; and a sister, Kathy Guilliams, Hoxie.

Graveside service was Monday at 10 a.m. at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Annieville with David Gates officiating. McNabb Funeral Home of Pocahontas had charge of arrangements.

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Larry Cadwell Sr.

Larry Cadwell Sr., 57, of Delaplaine, formerly of Forrest City, died June 27, 2009, at his home.

He was born March 17, 1952, in Marianna.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Emmett and Ruth Farris Kimble and Ralph and Mary Cadwell; and two brothers, Paul Kimble and Charles Kimble.

Survivors include two sons, Joseph Hawkins and wife Latasha, Delaplaine, and Larry Cadwell Jr., Forrest City; two daughters, Laura Cadwell, Delaplaine, and Tonya Vance, Palestine; two brohers, Joey Kimble, Seattle, and Dale Kimble, Michigan; three sisters, Eloise Dias and Helen Rowlett, both of Forrest City, and Janice Kimble, Reno, Nev.; and seven grandchildren.

Funeral is today at 10 a.m. at Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home in Wynne.

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Jacob Eugene "Gene" Campbell

Jacob Eugene "Gene" Campbell, 78, of Pocahontas, stepfather of Jerry Vankirk of Walnut Ridge, died June 24, 2009, at Five Rivers Medical Center. Burial was Saturday in Randolph Memorial Gardens under the direction of McNabb Funeral Home of Pocahontas.

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Micheal Lee Dahm

Micheal Lee Dahm, 31, of Datto, brother of Darlene Jones of Walnut Ridge, died June 25, 2009. Funeral was Sunday at Cox Chapel. The body was cremated. Cox Funeral Service of Pocahontas had charge of arrangements.

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Donna L. Gowell

Donna L. Gowell, 59, of Walnut Ridge, died June 26, 2009, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

She was a homemaker and was a lifelong resident of Lawrence County.

She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Kimberly; her father, Marvin Kiplinger; and two brothers.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Gowell; two daughters, Sherry Rogers, Portia, and Melissa Allen, Johnston City, Ill.; her mother, Dorothy Kiplinger, Walnut Ridge; and two grandchildren.

Funeral was Monday at 10 a.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home with Wilburn Griggs officiating. Burial was in Nettleton Cemetery at Jonesboro.

Pallbearers were Jonathan Sykes, Brandon Sykes, Jim Sykes, Michael Kilplinger, Michael Rogers and Gary Walker.

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Gene Don Hewett

Gene Don Hewett, 90, of Corning, died June 30, 2009, at Evergreen Nursing Home in Rector.

Born Oct. 24, 1918, in Hoxie, he was the son of Don Jean and Bessie Wilson Hewett. He was a World War II Army veteran, a retired farmer and was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Effie Veloice Hewett, on Sept. 10, 1987, whom he married Aug. 2, 1947; a daughter, Karen Kay Hewett; two brothers, Herbert Hewett and Fred Hewett; and a sister, Lois Nichols.

Survivors include five sons, Larry Hewett, Palatka, Robert Hewett, Bryant, Frankie Hewett and Rick Hewett, both of Corning, and Randy Hewett, Neelyville, Mo.; a brother, Robert Hewett, Cherokee Village; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral is Thursday at 2 p.m. at Ermert Funeral Home in Corning with Rev. Billy Snow officiating. Burial will be in Moark Cemetery.

Visitation is tonight from 6-8 p.m.

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Lecyle Elias Jines

Lecyle Elias "Red" Jines, 78, of Ravenden, died June 28, 2009, at his home.

Born April 1, 1931, in the Friendship community, he was the son of Paul and Reva Lawrence Jines. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Annieville.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ima Jean Jines; a son, Gregory Jines; and a sister, Rowena Dickson.

Survivors include a son, Travis Jines and wife Sonya, Imboden; three sisters, Madge Ervin, Drums, Pa., Lovena Sharp, Aurora, Ill., and Ruth Cline, Mountain Home; a brother, Cecil Jines, Mountain Home; six grandchildren, Casey Jines, Kenneth Jines, Shelby Harris, Meagan Jines, Emily Jines and Rachel Jines; and a great-granddaughter.

Funeral is today at 10 a.m. at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Annieville with pastor Jerry Clements officiating. Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery in the Friendship community under the direction of Higginbotham Funeral Service.

Pallbearers will be Shawn Roberts, Davis Matthews, Buck Sharp, Mark Clark, Britt Conrad, Mike Holland and Ray Dickson.

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David Bradford Lewis

David Bradford Lewis, 85, of Parkton, N.C., died June 9, 2009, at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville, N.C.

Born April 22, 1924, he was the son of William Dave and Marry Ellen Glenn Lewis. He was raised in Smithville. He served in the military during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He received numerous medals and commendations, including the Advanced Flying Cross.

Survivors include four daughters, Cathy Adams and husband John, Brookville, Tenn., Janie Timmons and husband John, and Michaela Kornblum and husband Ken, all of Kirkwood, Mo., and Nancy Lee, St. Pauls, N.C.; a brother, Billy Gene "Bill" Lewis, Pocahontas; a sister, Lucille L. Matthews, Imboden; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Thursday, June 11, at Rogers and Breece Funeral Home in Fayetteville, N.C. Burial with full military honors was in Fayetteville Memorial Cemetery.

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Dortha Christine Perrin

Dortha Christine Perrin, 73, of Pocahontas, mother of D Lee Fowler of Walnut Ridge, died June 23, 2009, at Five Rivers Medical Center in Pocahontas. Burial was Thursday in Gravesville Cemetery under the direction of Cox-Waymon Funeral Home of Pocahontas.

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