November 25, 2009 Edition

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Hunter ~ Glenn


Verna Bottoms Mary Forehand Linda Ruth Grissom
Robert Hicks Sherri Darlene Lane Laverne Miller
Wendell W. Morrison Frank Lloyd Richardson Shirley E. Richey
Charles Alex Smith Ollie Ellen Templeton


Hunter ~ Glenn

Cassandra Lou Glenn became the bride of Rickey James Hunter on July 25, 2009, at Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Lynn.

The bride is the daughter of Randy and Belinda Glenn of Lynn. She is the granddaughter of Jack and Betty Rainwater and Sherry Glenn, all of Lynn and the late Larry Glenn.

The bridegroom is the son of Corky and Geniave Hunter of Lynn. He is the grandson of Junior and Eula Mae Huskey of Saffell and Martha Hunter of Lynn and the late Gene Hunter.

Bro. Terral Neeley officiated the double ring ceremony. Nuptial music was provided by Lana Doyle, pianist; Tina Neeley, organist; Mike Nunnally, guitarist; and Terral and Tina Neeley and Brandi Johnson, vocalists. Rhonda Lindsey was the wedding director.

The bride was given in marriage by her father. She wore a strapless tulle over satin white ball gown, which featured beaded metallic embroidery, a Basque waist, and a chapel train. She wore a silver bridal headband featuring two bands of Swarovski crystal rhinestones, and her two-tiered fingertip length white veil featured a beaded scallop edge with dangling crystals.

The bride carried a bouquet of red roses, which were accented with baby's breath and Swarovski crystals. It was wrapped in white ribbon and decorated with a pearl necklace belonging to her late great-grandmother, Elta Casper.

Trisha Glenn, sister of the bride, served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Amber Glenn and Natalie Glenn, cousins of the bride, and Courtney Turner. Cassie Lindsey presided at the bride's book.

Jordan Hunter, brother of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen were Charlie Vaugier, Shane Evans and Brian Gawf.

Ring bearers were Morgan Edwards, Hayden Edwards, Braden Glenn and Peyton Glenn, cousins of the bride. Ushers were Boue Johnson and Eric Johnson, cousins of the groom, and Blake Geurin.

A reception was held following the wedding in the fellowship hall of the church. Servers were Joy Rainwater, Vicki Gawf, Tammie Davis and Suzanne Polston.

Following a wedding trip to Gulf Shores, Ala., they reside in West Little Rock.


The bride was honored with a miscellaneous shower at the Lynn Community Center. The guests were served a variety of refreshments, cake and punch. Cassie received a set of pots and pans from the hostesses. The couple also received many nice gifts.

Cassie was honored with a lingerie shower at the home of Wendy Green. Many friends and former classmates attended.

The home of Sherry Glenn, grandmother of the bride, was the setting for a family "pounding" honoring the couple. They received food and many cleaning items.

Rehearsal dinner

The parents of the groom hosted the rehearsal dinner at the Lynn Community Center. Guests enjoyed a barbecue dinner. Rick and Cassie honored the wedding party with gifts of appreciation.

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Verna Bottoms

Verna "Imogene" Bottoms, 87, of Pocahontas, died Nov. 18, 2009, at Five Rivers Medical Center in Pocahontas.

Born Jan. 9, 1922, at Clover Bend, she was the daughter of Homer and Eulah Preston Dobbs.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Bottoms; and a daughter, Connie Barnett.

Survivors include a brother, Lloyd Dobbs, Danville, Ky.; a granddaughter, Andrea Junkersfeld; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Friday at 2 p.m. at McNabb Funeral Home in Pocahontas with Don Wilson and Joe Johnson officiating. Burial was in Masonic Cemetery.

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Mary Forehand

Mary Forehand, 73, of O'Kean, died Nov. 17, 2009, at Skilcare Nursing Center in Jonesboro.

Funeral was Friday at 11 a.m. at Ermert Funeral Home in Corning. Burial was in Pirtle Cemetery at Peach Orchard.

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Linda Ruth Grissom

Linda Ruth Grissom, 64, of Hoxie, died Nov. 20, 2009, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Born Sept. 17, 1945, in Walnut Ridge, she was a clerk for the City of Hoxie and a member of Hoxie First United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by a son, Mark Warner; and her father, Ferd Grissom.

Survivors include her mother, Alene Terry Grissom, Hoxie; and a grandson, Jerry Allen Warner.

Funeral was set for Tuesday, Nov. 24, at 2 p.m. in Bryan Chapel, with burial in Lawrence Memorial Park under the direction of Bryan Funeral Home.

Pallbearers are Leonard Doan, Jim Waldrupe, Gary Workman, Earl Raney, Junior Waldrupe and Kenny Jones. Honorary pallbearers are Weldon Holder, Alex Latham, Harold Bailey, Kenny Joe Terry, Billy Jones, Eric Slayton, Edwin Grissom, Sandy Barrington, Ann Jones, Katie Smith, Donna Bailey, Willodean Schlueter, Patsy Rainey, Pat Goodin, Linda Powell, Barbara Jean Dietrich and Ehrline Walter.

Visitation was Tuesday from 1 p.m. until time of the service.

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Robert Hicks

Robert William Hicks, 75, of Hoxie, died Nov. 19, 2009, at his home.

Born Jan. 15, 1934, he was a lifelong resident of the Hoxie and Walnut Ridge area. He was a farmer, businessman and an elder at the Hoxie Church of Christ. He contributed to many organizations and people's lives. He was most proud of being a Godly man.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Robin Hicks Blakeney; by his parents, T.W. and Freda Hicks; and a grandson, Robert Bryan Blakeney.

Survivors include his wife of almost 58 years, Patsy Robert Hicks; a son, Joseph William Hicks and wife Melanie, Walnut Ridge; a daughter, Donna Hicks Pinkston and husband Mike, Walnut Ridge; a brother, James Harold "Harry" Hicks, Walnut Ridge; a sister, Joann Hicks Hager, Cabot; seven grandchildren, Josh Blakeney and wife Kim, Powhatan, Alison Wolf and husband Carl, Steve Pinkston and wife Natalie, Audrey Jane Hicks, Gracie Hicks and Mya Pinkston, all of Walnut Ridge, and Stephanie Greer and husband Jeff, Silsbee, Texas; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Hoxie Church of Christ with Darrell Douglas, A.J. Stracener and Bill Willard officiating. Burial was in Lawrence Memorial Park under the direction of Bryan Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Heath Hager, Albert Leatherberry, Carl Wolf, Josh Blakeney, David Blakeney, Harry Hicks, Steve Pinkston, Jeff Greer, Robert L. Hicks and Tori Hicks. Honorary pallbearers were Jack Allison, Shad Allison, Ray Stone, the Cox family, J.D. Hulen, Rick Burris, Carl Clem, Taylor Hicks, Cole Hicks and Stan Jones.

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Sherri Darlene Lane

Sherri Darlene Lane, 41, of Tuckerman, died Nov. 18, 2009, in Newport.

Born July 27, 1968, in Walnut Ridge, she was a nurse's aide and was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Jack Connor, Luther Lane, Willine Lane and Chock Burgess.

Survivors include two daughters, Chasity Lane and Kaley Lane, both of Tuckerman; her mother and stepfather, Linda and Gerald Burgess, Tuckerman; her father and stepmother, Boyd and Marie Lane, Bryant; a brother, Chris Lane and wife Cindy, Newport; two sisters, Lisa Lane, Newport, and Deana Burgess Jones, Tuckerman; two stepbrothers, Jerry Burgess, Grubbs, and Timothy Hall, Bryant; two stepsisters, Amy Goble, Newport, and Sheri Rich, Benton; her grandmother, Mildred Connor; and a special friend, Tony Miller.

Funeral was Saturday at 2 p.m. at Jackson's Newport Funeral Home. Burial was in Gracelawn Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Jerry Wade Burgess, Brandon Johnson, Brian Brumley, George Brown, Jeffrey Cornelius and Danny Woods. Honorary pallbearers were Shannon Brumley, Donnie Morgan and Darrell Woods.

An online guestbook is available at

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Laverne Miller

Laverne Miller, 74, of Imboden, died Nov. 15, 2009, at his home.

Born Dec. 11, 1934, in Orangeville, Ill., he was the son of Milo and Ruby Rayhorn Miller.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Timothy Miller and Daniel Christiano.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Miller; his children, Christopher and Michelle Miller, Debra and Wally Miller, Kelly and David Bohr, Ann and Fred Linker and Sandy Meyers; a brother, Roger Miller; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

There will be a private memorial service. Cox Funeral Home of Pocahontas has charge of arrangements.

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Wendell W. Morrison

Wendell W. Morrison, 68, of Black Rock, died Nov. 19, 2009, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Born Sept. 23, 1941, in Black Oak, he had lived in Houston, before moving to Black Rock eight years ago. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and retired from CMS Energy as a dispatcher. He was a member of the Black Rock Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Mable Noth Morrison; and his grandparents.

Survivors include his wife, Helen Morgan Morrison; a daughter, Teresa Worster, Kingwood, Texas; a son, Michael Morrison and wife Sheila, El Paso, Texas; three brothers, Kenneth Morrison, Pine Bluff, James Sewell Morrison, Fort Smith, and Ralph Morrison, Searcy; and six grandchildren.

Funeral was Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Black Rock Church of Christ with Steve Prestidge and Rowdy Morgan officiating. Burial was in Powhatan Cemetery under the direction of House-Gregg Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Michael Inman, Eric Vance, Rick Sluder, Mark Morrison, Charles Morgan and Perry Morgan. Honorary pallbearers were Terry Horton, Jeff Vance, Jim Inman, Keith Morgan and Donnie Morgan.

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Frank Lloyd Richardson

Frank Lloyd Richardson, 53, of Black Rock, died Nov. 20, 2009.

He was born March 5, 1956.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Ripley Richardson; a daughter, Judy Richardson, Doniphan, Mo.; three sons, Dylan Richardson, Springdale, Aaron Richardson, Pocahontas, and Zachary Richardson, of the home; his mother, Maxine Richardson, Pocahontas; a brother, Delynn Richardson, North Carolina; three sisters, Cindy Hill, Kentucky, Debbie Stamboul, Pocahontas, and Starlene Kerley, Maynard; and four grandchildren, Mary Richardson, Isaiah Richardson, Faith Richardson and Luke Richardson.

A memorial service is tonight (Tuesday) at 7 p.m. at the Imboden Church of Christ with Delynn Richardson officiating. McNabb Funeral Home of Pocahontas has charge of arrangements.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 6 p.m. until time of the service.

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Shirley E. Richey

Shirley E. Richey, 78, of Black Rock, died Nov. 17, 2009, at her home.

Born May 28, 1931, she was the daughter of Julian and Louise Hall Smith. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Coy Richey, whom she married Dec. 8, 1947, in Eaton.

Survivors include two sons, Steve Richey, Cherokee Village, and Coy Lavon Richey, Forrest City; two brothers, Jerry Don Smith, Greers Ferry, and Wayne Smith, Marked Tree; a sister, Gwen Lowe, Milford, Ohio; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Friday at 2 p.m. at Higginbotham Funeral Service with Harold Russell officiating. Burial was in Old Lebanon Cemetery.

An online guestbook is available at

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Charles Alex Smith

Charles Alex Smith, 85, of Pocahontas, died Nov. 13, 2009.

Born July 4, 1924, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Ernest and Grace Miller Smith. He was a staff sergeant in the Marine Corps, serving in Japan during World War II and in the Korean War. He also worked as a Northrup accountant for 35 years.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary T. Smith; and a brother, John Fred Smith.

Survivors include his wife, Jeanne M. Smith; three sons, Michael A. Smith, Oregon, Joseph D. Smith, Arizona, and David A. Smith, California; a sister, Marjorie "Marsh" Rhodus, Pocahontas; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Friday at 11 a.m. at McNabb Funeral Home in Pocahontas with Father John Marconi officiating. Military honors were provided by Promberger-Traw VFW Post 4556.

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Ollie Ellen Templeton

Ollie Ellen Templeton, 72, of Swifton, died Nov. 16, 2009, in Little Rock.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Benny Templeton; two sons, Jeffrey Templeton and Ricky Templeton; and a sister, Jewel Scoggin.

Survivors include three sisters, Marsha Davis, Swifton, Wanda Layton, Tuckerman, and Paula Long, Newport.

Funeral was Friday at 2 p.m. at the Swifton Church of Christ. Burial was in Swifton Cemetery under the direction of Jackson's Newport Funeral Home.

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