December 9, 2009 Edition

Also in this issue...

News | Sports Scene | Education | Viewpoints | Records |


Eden Ann Garland


Snyder ~ Richardson


Debbie Ann Adair Asa Lynn Cook Thelma Lucille Doty
Irma Lee Goad Jeannie Hutchinson A.J. Johnson
Ronnie Gene Lawrence Nadine Mize Mary Francis Raper


Eden Ann Garland

Mike and Drew Garland of Siloam Springs have announced the birth of a daughter on Dec. 3, 2009, at Willow Creek Woman's Hospital in Johnson. The baby weighed seven pounds, nine ounces, and has been named Eden Ann Garland.

Grandparents are Randy and Sally Golden of Walnut Ridge and Joe and Val Garland of Siloam Springs.

Back to Top



Kenny and Penny Snyder of Cave City have announced the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Bethany Nicole Snyder, to Eric Merl Richardson, son of Aubrey and Jana Richardson of Mountain View.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Margie Snyder of Cave City and the late Barney Snyder and O.C. Mullen of Cave City, formerly of Jesup, and the late Jo Mullen.

She is a 2008 graduate of Cave City High School and is a nursing major at the University of Arkansas Community College.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Bernice Beckham and the late Blake Beckham and Blanche Richardson and the late Oral Richardson.

He is a 2002 graduate of Mountain View High School and received his bachelor's degree in computer science from Lyon College in 2006. In May 2010, he will graduate from Arkansas State University with a master of education in mathematics. He is currently employed at ASU as a graduate assistant.

The couple will exchange vows on Jan. 1 at 6 p.m. at the First Missionary Baptist Church in Cave City. All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

Back to Top


Debbie Ann Adair

Debbie Ann Adair, 52, of Prairie Grove, died Nov. 28, 2009, at her home.

Survivors include her mother and stepfather, Ellen and Rex Gentry of Walnut Ridge.

Burial was Wednesday, Dec. 2, in Prairie Grove Cemetery under the direction of Luginbuel Funeral Home of Prairie Grove.

An online guestbook is available at

Back to Top

Asa Lynn Cook

Asa Lynn Cook, 10-month old son of Adrian Lynn Cook and Patricia Darlene Mashburn of Walnut Ridge, died Dec. 1, 2009, at Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Clyde Cook.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Samantha Cook, Walnut Ridge; his grandparents, Lucy Mashburn, Portia, Sherman and Geraldine Mashburn, Evening Shade, and Mike and Jeanetta Elkins, Warm Springs.

Funeral was Saturday at 2 p.m. in Higginbotham Chapel with Rev. Steve Alexander officiating. Burial was in Powhatan Cemetery under the direction of Higginbotham Funeral Service.

His uncles served as pallbearers.

An online guestbook is available at

Back to Top

Thelma Lucille Doty

Thelma Lucille Doty, 84, of Trumann, sister of Barbara Taylor of Imboden, died Nov. 28, 2009, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. Burial was Thursday in Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home of Trumann. An online guestbook is available at

Back to Top

Irma Lee Goad

Irma Lee Goad, 84, of Imboden, died Dec. 5, 2009, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

She was the daughter of Roy and Ethel Coffman. She worked as a deputy clerk in both Lawrence and Craighead counties, and for the Department of Social Services in Craighead County. She was a member of the General Federation of Women's Club, the Imboden Methodist Church and the Imboden United Methodist Women.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Bobby Coffman.

Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Oland Goad; a daughter, Rebecca Jones and husband Steve, Imboden; a son, Russell Goad and wife Lori, Copperas Cave, Texas; two sisters, Julia Cary, Clinton, Mo., and Nina Madden, Texarkana, Texas; three grandchildren, Chris Jones, Stephanie Mason and Ben Goad; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Imboden United Methodist Church with Bob McMillon officiating. Burial was in Lawrence Memorial Park under the direction of McNabb Funeral Home of Pocahontas.

Pallbearers were Joe Penn, Jim Penn, Steve Doyle, Tim Doyle, Bill Stacy, Terry Rorex, Jim Jones and Bill Oldham. Honorary pallbearers were Benson Hart, Ralph Jean, Paul White and Dave Statler.

Memorials may be made to Imboden United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 477, Imboden, AR 72434.

Back to Top

Jeannie Hutchinson

Jeannie Dennison Hutchinson, 52, of Tuckerman, died Dec. 3, 2009, at Jonesboro.

Born Dec. 28, 1956, in Walnut Ridge, she was a homemaker and a member of the Glenn Street Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her papa, Ted Hinesley; and a sister, Dorothy.

Survivors include her husband, Marty Hutchinson; three sons, Jonathan Hutchinson and Ryan Hutchinson, both of Tuckerman, and Blake Hutchinson and wife Katy, Swifton; her parents, Kenneth and Clara lee Morgan Dennison, Powhatan; her stepmother, Helen Hinesley, Carthage, N.C.; three sisters, Rhonda Nunnally, Lynn, and Ann Nail and Sandra Hinesley; two brothers, Jimmy Hinesley and Archie Hinesley, both of North Carolina; and a grandson, Zeb Hutchinson.

Funeral was Monday at 2 p.m. at Glenn Street Church of Christ in Tuckerman. Burial was in Dry Creek Cemetery at Lynn under the direction of Jackson's Newport Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Nathan Cook, Cody Garland, Dustin Pretty, Shane Smith, Caleb Reeves and Derek Canard. Honorary pallbearers were the St. Bernards nursing staff.

A guestbook is available at

Back to Top

A.J. Johnson

A.J. Johnson, 81, of Grove, Okla., died Nov. 27, 2009, at his home.

Born March 5, 1928, he was the son of Arthur C. and Lena Patterson Johnson. He was raised in Stafford, Okla., and was a 1947 graduate of Stafford High School. He attended Oklahoma Missionary Baptist Institute in Marlow, Okla., and Missionary Baptist Seminary in Little Rock. He served churches in Oklahoma and Arkansas, including Arbor Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Lawrence County. He was a member of Grand Lake Baptist Church.

Survivors include two brothers, Leon Johnson and wife Doris, Clinton, Okla., and Clarence Johnson, Auburn, Ala.

Funeral was Thursday at 1 p.m. at Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home in Clinton, Okla., with Rev. Buck Nicholson officiating. Burial was in Stafford Cemetery

Back to Top

Ronnie Gene Lawrence

Ronnie Gene Lawrence, 43, of Trumann, son of Bill and Peggy Lawrence of Hoxie, died Nov. 26, 2009, at his home. Burial was Friday in Pine Hill Cemetery under the direction of Emerson Funeral Home of Jonesboro. An online guestbook is available at

Back to Top

Nadine Mize

Vida "Nadine" Daggett Mize, 82, of East Moline, Ill., formerly of Milan, Ill., died Dec. 6, 2009, at Hope Creek Care Center in East Moline.

Born June 30, 1927, in Saffell, she was the daughter of Simon and Augusta Mae Godwin Daggett.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J.S. Mize, in 1985, whom she married Sept. 9, 1942; a sister, Marie Frakes, and two brothers, Cordi Daggett and Nolan Daggett.

Survivors include two sons, Larry Mize and wife Benita, Coyne Center, Ill., and Gary Mize and wife Vickie, Coal Valley, Ill.; four grandchildren, Derrick Mize, Chad Mize, Carrie Spence and Kyle Mize; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral is Saturday at 11 a.m. at Mt. Harmony Free Will Baptist Church in Saffell with Stanley Vandergriff officiating. Burial will be in Godwin Cemetery, near Saffell, under the direction of House-Gregg Funeral Home of Lynn.

Pallbearers will be Keith Mize, Dennis Sullivan, Kyle Mize, Chad Mize, Eddie Ray Doyle and Scotty Huskey.

Visitation will be Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of the service.

Memorials may be made to the family.

An online guestbook is available at

Back to Top

Mary Francis Raper

Mary Francis Raper, 67, of Walnut Ridge, died Dec. 5, 2009, at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro.

She had lived in Walnut Ridge for the past three years and was of the Assembly of God belief.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Wayne and Esther Berry Tate.

Survivors include three brothers, Darrell Tate and Bob Tate, both of Walnut Ridge, and Bill Tate, Rockford, Ill.; two sisters, Jean Denton, Delaplaine, and Robin Pierce, Walnut Ridge.

The body was cremated.

A memorial service was held Monday at First Free Will Baptist Church with Ryan Johnston officiating. House-Gregg Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Back to Top

Click Here for help with The TD Online

Games Games

Click for Walnut Ridge Regional, Arkansas Forecast
News | Sports | Education | Viewpoints | Classifieds | Records
Business Directory | Calendar | Community Directory |
Contact Us | Staff | TD History | Archives | Subscribe Online
Email the Online Editor:
Email the Editor:
Questions? Email:
Copyright 2000 ~ 2017 The Times Dispatch
P.O. Box 389 ~ Walnut Ridge, Arkansas 72476