October 21, 2009 Edition

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Births

Black twins Jasper Madden Callahan Kendra Jolie Doyle
Thomas Quentin Harthorn Hunter Wayne Troutman

Weddings/Engagements

Fowler ~ Blackburn Gramlich ~ Dillon

Obituaries

Victor Lyle Cline Shari Anne Jones J.C. Kellow
Clifford Claud Rorex Norma Jean Schales Raymond Leon Stroud
Jesse Leon Woody

Births

Henley Haines Black
Hayden Brooks Black

Patton and Paige Howard Black of Rogers have announced the birth of their first children, twin daughters, born Oct. 14, 2009, at UAMS in Little Rock. Henley Haines Black weighed four pounds, 12 ounces, and Hayden Brooks Black weighed four pounds, six ounces.

Grandparents are John and Terry Howard of Walnut Ridge, John and Carla Black of Mountain Home and Randy and Harriett Jumper of Blytheville.

They are the great-granddaughters of Pauline Howard of Walnut Ridge, Waymond and Lois Jean Brooks of Mountain Home and Hank and Melinda Haines of Murfreesboro, Tenn.

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Jasper Madden Callahan

Ty and Deana Callahan of Walnut Ridge have announced the birth of a son on Oct. 9, 2009. The baby weighed five pounds, eight ounces and has been named Jasper Madden Callahan.

He has two older siblings, Davis, 3, and Emerson, 17 months.

Grandparents are Dean and Lisa Davis of Minturn and Kerry and Mary Jane Callahan of Walnut Ridge.

Great-grandparents are Beverly Sturch of Walnut Ridge, Robert and Marie Davis of Hoxie and Elizabeth Mitchell of Walnut Ridge.

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Kendra Jolie Doyle

Joetta Lash and Cody Doyle of Strawberry have announced the birth of a daughter on Oct. 18, 2009 at Harris Hospital in Newport. The baby weighed seven pounds, 15 ounces and has been named Kendra Jolie Doyle.

She is the granddaughter of Charles and Betty Doyle of Strawberry and Adam and Tracey Lash of Walnut Ridge.

He is the great grandson of James and Martha Stone of Morehouse, Mo. Patty Brandon of Black Rock and Lorene Doyle Sullivan of Strawberry.

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Thomas Quentin Harthorn

Steven and Catherine Harthorn of College City have announced the birth of a son on Oct. 9, 2009, at UAMS Medical Center in Little Rock. The baby weighed five pounds, five ounces and has been named Thomas Quentin Harthorn.

He has two older brothers, Edward, 13, and Henry, 2, and an older sister, Caroline, 6. He also has a brother, William, who is deceased.

Grandparents are Steven and Linda Harthorn of Holland, Mich., and June Van Bruggen of Durham, N.C. and the late John B. Van Bruggen.

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Hunter Wayne Troutman

Chris and Courtney Troutman of Walnut Ridge have announced the birth of their first child on Oct. 3, 2009. The baby weighed seven pounds, 14 ounces and has been named Hunter Wayne Troutman.

Grandparents are Tim and Melinda Ray of Hoxie, Nick and Tammy Troutman of Walnut Ridge and Mark and Angel Hull of Bryant.

Great-grandparents are Larry and Joann Couch of Hoxie, Rick and Carline Anglin of Hoxie, Paul and Ersel McDaniel of Poyen, Bill and Caroline Troutman of Jonesboro, Eddie and Wanda Akins of Phoenix and Terry and Ann Clymer of Houston.

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Weddings/Engagements

Fowler ~ Blackburn

Scott and Rhonda Fowler of Clover Bend announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Whitney Lane Fowler, to Justin Edward Blackburn, son of Jimmy Pat Blackburn and Lola Gail Taylor of Paragould.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Jimmy Fowler of Clover Bend and Joy Fowler, Karen Cameron, and Mr. and Mrs. Sonny McEntire, all of Walnut Ridge.

She is a 2004 graduate of Hoxie High School and a 2008 graduate of Arkansas State University with a bachelor's degree in graphic design. She is an art director at EyeSpeak Visual Communications in Jonesboro.

The prospective groom is the grandson of James Blackburn of Paragould and the late Imogene Blackburn, and the late Mr. and Mrs. James Folckemer of Paragould.

He is a 2001 graduate of Greene County Tech High School and a 2005 graduate of Arkansas State University with a bachelor's degree in accounting and earned a master's degree in business administration from ASU in 2007. He is employed as a program technician by the United States Department of Agriculture in Paragould.

The couple will exchange vows on Nov. 28 at 3 p.m. at the Manley Chapel at Williams Baptist College followed by a reception at the Mabee Student Center. All family and friends are invited.

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Gramlich ~ Dillon

Fred and Debbie Gramlich of Jonesboro announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Katie Grace Gramlich, to Matthew Clay Dillon, son of Bobby and Terri Dillon of Searcy.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Kathy Sisk of Smithville and the late Jack Sisk and Ceclia Gramlich of Fort Smith and the late V.A. Gramlich.

She is a 2006 graduate of Westside High School and will graduate in May from Williams Baptist College with a bachelor's degree in health and physical education.

The bridegroom-elect is the grandson of Don Evans of Searcy.

He is a 2004 graduate of Searcy High School and a 2009 graduate of Williams Baptist College with a bachelor's degree in health and physical education. He is employed by Jackson County School District.

The couple will exchange vows on Dec. 12 at 5 p.m. at the Manley Chapel at Williams Baptist College. All family and friends are invited to the wedding and reception, which will be held in the Lawrence County Meeting Hall.

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Obituaries

Victor Lyle Cline

Victor Lyle Cline, 87, of Hoxie, formerly of Rockford, Ill., died Oct. 20, 2009, at his home.

Born July 30, 1922, at Alliance, Neb., he was the son of Les and Mildred Salmon Cline. He was a World War II Army veteran and was a member of Main Street Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Tom Cline; and a sister, Vera.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Dibble Cline, whom he married Feb. 25, 1951, two daughters, Debbie King, Hoxie, and Connie Barber, Pennsylvania; a brother, Clarence Cline, Wisconsin; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Bryan Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

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Shari Anne Jones

Shari Anne Jones, 44, of Daphne, Ala., died Oct. 9, 2009.

She worked at Jubilee Early Child Development Center in Spanish Fort, Ala., for many years.

Survivors include her husband, Jared Jones; a daughter, Seaaira Johnson; her mother, Shirley Lemay Drummonds, Tennessee; her stepfather, Don Lemay, Jonesboro; a niece, Dee Gorman and husband Scott Clements, Spanish Fort, Ala.; and other relatives and friends.

The family received friends at Wolfe-Bayview Funeral Home in Daphne, Ala., on Oct. 16.

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J.C. Kellow

J.C. Kellow, 83, of Muncie, Ind., died Oct. 19, 2009, at his home, following a lengthy illness.

Born April 18, 1926, in Walnut Ridge, he was the son of Montie C. and Lydia Hathcoat Kellow. His family moved to Anderson, Ind., when he was nine. He was a World War II Army veteran and a recipient of the Purple Heart. He retired from Borg Warner in March 1988 after 39 years of service. He was a member of the West Side Church of Christ in Yorktown, Ind.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Jesse Harold Kellow and Buddy Ray Kellow; a sister, Irene LaVerne Toombs; and a great-grandson, Gage Helsell.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Betty J. Sharp Kellow; two sons, Jay C. Kellow and Gregory Kellow and wife Dana; two daughters, Deniece Glackin and husband Richard, and Teresa Cox and husband Rick; 11 grandchildren, Barry Shane Snyder, Ian L. Kindred, A.J. Cox, Meredith Kellow Light, Ryan J. Cox, Morgan Kellow Adams, Zachary J. Cox, Grant Kellow, Jocelyn Kellow Hickle, Keely Kellow and Chelsea Kellow; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Funeral is Friday at 10 a.m. at Elm Ridge Funeral Home, with Rev. Larry Reynolds officiating. Burial will be in Elm Ridge Memorial Park under the direction of Elm Ridge Funeral Home of Muncie, Ind. Local arrangements are under the direction of Higginbotham Funeral Service.

Memorials may be made to the Memphis School of Preaching, 3950 Forest Hill-Irene Road, Memphis, TN 38125.

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

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Clifford Claud Rorex

Clifford Claud "CC" Rorex, 90, of Imboden, died Oct. 16, 2009, at Walnut Ridge Nursing and Rehab.

Born March 23, 1919, he was the son of George M. and Matilda S. Rorex. After graduating from Arkansas State University, he served in World War II from 1941 to 1945. He taught vocational agriculture at Sloan-Hendrix High School for 25 years and retired from Production Credit Association in Walnut Ridge.

He was an active member of Imboden Methodist Men, the Lions Club and the Imboden Feeder Calf and Feeder Pig Sales for many years. He served on the Craighead Electric Cooperative for 30 years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Armstrong Rorex; a sister, Lucy Harpole; and two brothers, Herbert Rorex and George Rorex.

Survivors include three sons, Scott Rorex and wife Gail, Terry Rorex and wife Carolyn, all of Imboden, and Rick Rorex and wife Brenda, Jonesboro; a sister, Helen Balch, Detroit; six grandchildren, Clifford Rorex, Enid Rorex Olvey, Kevin Rorex, Karen Rorex, Gretchen Rorex and Ryan Sheets; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Monday at 11 a.m. at the Imboden Methodist Church with Rev. Bob McMillon officiating. Burial was in Gracelawn Cemetery at Tuckerman under the direction of McNabb Funeral Home of Pocahontas.

Memorials may be made to the Imboden Methodist Church, P.O. Box 477, Imboden, AR 72434 or Arkansas Children's Hospital, P.O. Box 2222, Little Rock, AR 72203.

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Norma Jean Schales

Norma Jean Schales, 46, of Hoxie, formerly of Newport, died Oct. 18, 2009.

Born June 6, 1963, she was a member of the Pentecostal church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Georgie Jones Barnes; and a grandchild, Bailey Cotty.

Survivors include her husband, Tommy Schales; two sons, Michael Schales and wife Amy, Hoxie, and Scotty Schales and wife Tina, Trumann; three daughters, Connie Baker and husband James, Tina Greer and husband Joey and Pennie Cotty and husband Lenny, all of Trumann; a brother, George Barnes, Oklahoma; two sisters, Sharon Malott, Bradford, and Brenda Russell, Trumann; two half-sisters, JoAnn Hisaw, Trumann, and Barbara Bennett, Oklahoma; and 12 grandchildren.

Graveside service is today at 11 a.m. at Oakland Hill Cemetery. Dillinger Funeral Home of Newport has charge of arrangements.

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Raymond Leon Stroud

Raymond Leon Stroud, 90, of Manila, died Oct. 14, 2009, at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville.

Born in Walnut Ridge, he was the son of George and Minnie Mooney Stroud. He lived in Michigan for many years before moving to Manila 30 years ago. He was a retired Manila police officer and security guard at the former Crompton Company in Osceola. He was a World War II Army veteran and was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita Woolard Stroud.

Survivors include a godson, Joe McCallie; a brother, Jack Stroud, Dallas; and a sister, Shirley Dziedzic, St. Joseph, Mich.

Funeral was Saturday at 11 a.m. at Howard Funeral Service at Manila with Rev. Mark Wheeler officiating. Burial was in Manila Cemetery.

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

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Jesse Leon Woody

Jesse Leon Woody, 68, of Walnut Ridge, died Oct. 15, 2009, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

Born Jan. 26, 1941, in Romance, he worked for many years as a printer and graphic designer for Creative Multi Craft in Jonesboro. He also worked at The Times Dispatch for several years and at Skil.

Survivors include his wife, Katherine Teel Woody, whom he married June 5, 1962, at First Free Will Baptist Church in Walnut Ridge; a daughter, Nicole McLaughlin, Walnut Ridge; two brothers, Jackie Woody, Alexandria, La., and Bobby Dale Woody, Ruston, La.; and three grandchildren, Patience Woody, Chance McLaughlin and Gage McLaughlin.

Funeral was Sunday at 4 p.m. at First Free Will Baptist Church in Walnut Ridge with Rev. Ryan Johnston officiating. Burial was in Lawrence Memorial Park under the direction of Higginbotham Funeral Service.

Pallbearers were Jeremy McLaughlin, Heath Teel, Bill Williams, Jared Williams, Steve Williams and Justin Woody. Honorary pallbearers were Billy Segraves, Jason Woody and Ronnie Brown.

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

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