February 17, 2010 Edition

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Births

Jordyn Star Long

Weddings/Engagements

Casteel ~ Crisler

Obituaries

Louetta Mae Achor Francis Marion Asher Frances Bell
William Ross Cooper Carol Croom Fern Ruth Glasco
Willie Mae Healey Nancy Hill Alma Joyce Jones
Vida Leatha Lacefield Tressie L. Loveland Ones Edward Rowland

Births

Jordyn Star Long

Bryson and Monica Long of Walnut Ridge have announced the birth of a daughter, born Feb. 1, 2010, at Harris Hospital in Newport.

The baby weighed six pounds, 11 ounces, and has been named Jordyn Star Long. She has an older sister, Kayleene, six.

Grandparents are Chuck Gray of Walnut Ridge, Peggy Garecki of Hoxie and Bob and June Long of Searcy.

Great-grandparents are Ray and Wanda Powers of Walnut Ridge, and honorary grandmother is Lana Gray.

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Weddings/Engagements

Casteel ~ Crisler

Larry and Bonnie Casteel of Doniphan, Mo., announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Lindsey Casteel, to Tyler Crisler, son of Darrel and Tonya Crisler of Walnut Ridge.

The bride is the granddaughter of Florence Steward of Doniphan and the late Louie Casteel and the late Jack and Irene Stilwell.

She attended Hannibal-Lagrange College in Hannibal and is employed as an elementary teacher at Poplar Bluff School.

The groom is the grandson of Fred and Marilyn Hodge, Wilson Crisler and the late Shelby Crisler, all of Walnut Ridge.

He is a 2007 graduate of Hoxie High School and is currently attending Black River Technical College in Pocahontas. He works in farming.

The couple will exchange vows on March 20, 2010, at Timber Ridge Lodge in Cord.

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Obituaries

Louetta Mae Achor

Louetta Mae Achor, 75, of Hot Springs, died Feb. 11, 2010, at her home.

Born July 9, 1934, in Sedgwick, she was the daughter of Henry and Margie Morris Lakey. She was a retired nurse.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Achor.

Survivors include five sons, Roger Achor, Hot Springs, John W. Achor Jr., Maumelle, Steve Achor, Shreveport, La., Earl Achor, East Lyme, Conn., and Phillip Boothe, Bismarck; two daughters, Sarah Speer, Bryant, and Amy Achor Gardner, Altus, Okla.; three sisters, Dixie Rice, Lake Charles, Arlene Lawson, Walnut Ridge, and Sue Taylor, Trumann; 21 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Graveside service was Monday at 11 a.m. at Old Military Cemetery with Bro. Marion Stringer officiating. Bryan Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Roger Achor, John W. Achor Jr., Steve Achor, Earl Achor, Phillip Boothe and Jeffry Rice.

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Francis Marion Asher

Francis Marion Asher, 92, of Imboden, died Feb. 14, 2010, at White River Medical Center in Batesville.

Born May 18, 1917, in Pike County, he was the son of James and Lily Bryant Asher. He was a World War II Army veteran, a self-employed carpenter and was of the Church of Christ faith.

Survivors include two sons, Mike Asher and wife Cindy, Ash Flat, and Roger Asher and wife Edna Sue, Newport; three daughters, Carolyn Debow and husband Mike, Batesville, Winnie Brownderville and husband Carlos, Weiner, and Pat Pierce and husband, Billy, Taylor; a stepson, Calvin Hale and wife Gina, Ravenden; a stepdaughter, Rika Salamone, Cherokee Village; 17 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

The body will be cremated.

A private memorial service will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Jacksonport State Park. Heber Springs Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

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

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Frances Bell

Frances Bell, 85, of Moss Point, Miss., formerly of Walnut Ridge, died Feb. 13, 2010, at her home.

Born April 20, 1924, she was the daughter of Noble and Jettie Rakestraw Roberts.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifton E. Bell; a son, Dennis Bell; two brothers and a sister.

Survivors include a daughter, Wanda Bell; a daughter-in-law, Valorie Bell; a sister, Carrie Mae Harper and husband James; a sister-in-law, Patsy Stalnaker; two grandson, Dennis Alan Bell and Bruce Hobright; three great-grandchildren; a God-daughter, Linda White; and her caregiver, Pat Forrest.

Funeral was Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Jackson's Harrisburg Funeral Home with Rev. Captain officiating. Burial was in Holly Springs Cemetery.

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William Ross "Bill" Cooper

William Ross "Bill" Cooper, 68, of Heber Springs, father of Debra Meeks of Black Rock, died Feb. 11, 2010. Burial was Sunday in Woodrow Cemetery at Prim under the direction of Dwight Family Funeral Service of Heber Springs. An online guestbook is available at www.dwightfamilyfuneral.com.

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Carol Croom

Carol Lee Arterberry Croom, 77, of Walnut Ridge, died Feb. 10, 2010, at Walnut Ridge Nursing and Rehab Center.

Born April 8, 1933, in Bassett, she was a homemaker and was of the Pentecostal faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and three siblings.

Survivors include a son, Charles Croom, Indiana; three brothers, Gerald Wayne Arterberry and wife Mary, Florida, Darrell Arterberry and wife Nguyen, Mississippi, and Odis Arterberry and wife Patricia, Paragould; and a sister-in-law, Cleva Arterberry, Paragould.

Graveside service was Saturday at 3 p.m. at Linwood Cemetery under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home.

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Fern Ruth Glasco

Fern Ruth Glasco, 80, of Jonesboro, died Feb. 12, 2010, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro.

She had lived in Jonesboro the past six years, after moving from Strawberry. She was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Harmony Free Will Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Oren Cecil and Susie Juilette Parr Saffell; a sister, Jean Ballard; and two brothers, Dale Saffell and Talmadge Saffell.

Survivors include her husband, Bud Glasco; three daughters, Gail Cottingham and Marcie Walters, both of Jonesboro, and Joanne Record, Las Vegas; a sister, Madeline Stinnett, Little Rock; eight grandchildren, Kenny Richey, Tony Weaver, Darren Weaver, Jonathan Cottingham, Andrea Burns, Susie Scollan, Christie Tackett and Ashley Verser; nine great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Funeral was Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Mt. Harmony Free Will Baptist Church at Saffell with Kenneth Winningham and Stanley Vandergrift officiating. Burial was in Godwin Cemetery, near Saffell, under the direction of House-Gregg Funeral Home of Lynn.

Pallbearers were Kenny Richey, Tony Weaver, Darren Weaver, Jonathan Cottingham, Winred Saffell and Reg Saffell.

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Willie Mae Healey

Willie Mae Healey, 97, of DeKalb, Ill., died Feb. 10, 2010, at DeKalb Nursing Home.

Born and raised in Lawrence County, she had lived in DeKalb the past 17 years. She was a homemaker and a longtime member of the Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Silas Earl Healey; a daughter, Virginia Dale Healey; two sisters, Mae Crockett and Laverne Osbun; and three brothers, Clarence Malone, Arthur Malone and Leroy Malone.

Survivors include five daughters, Betty Jean Schaller and husband Walter, Little Rock, Maxine Halstead and husband Royce, Vivian Anderson and husband John, and Kay Snyder, all of DeKalb, Ill., and Marie Douglas and husband Fred, Heber Springs; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 21 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Monday at 2 p.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home with Robert Davis officiating. Burial was in Clover Bend Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Bill Snyder, John Anderson, Sam Halstead, Dan Halstead, Fred Douglas and Kelly Douglas.

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Nancy Hill

Nancy Holland Hill, 82, of Smithville, formerly of Blytheville, died Feb. 10, 2010, at Harris Hospital in Newport.

Born Jan. 30, 1928, in Blytheville, she was the daughter of A.B. and Lillie Holifield Holland. She was a homemaker and a retired bookkeeper for Farmers Soybean Corporation.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles W. Hill; and a daughter, Karen Hill Shirk.

Survivors include a daughter, Elizabeth Kingcade and husband Kim, Smithville; a son, Charles W. Hill Jr. and wife Glenda, Nowata, Okla.; a sister, Betty Peel, Little Rock; five grandchildren, Holly Troup Muniz, Melissa Troup Nichols, Holland Shirk, Brandy Hill and Brent Kingcade; a great-grandchild; and an unborn great-grandchild.

Funeral was Friday at 1 p.m. at Cobb Funeral Home in Blytheville with Billy Holifield officiating. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to the Humane Society of Blytheville, P.O. Box 1855, Blytheville, AR 72316, or to St. Jude Children's Hospital.

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Alma Joyce Jones

Alma Joyce Jones, 87, of Alicia, died Feb. 14, 2010, at her home.

The daughter of William M. and Annie Parker, she was a lifelong resident of Lawrence County and was a member of the Alicia Church of Christ. She was a homemaker and had been a farmer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leland Jones; a brother and four sisters.

Survivors include a daughter, Kaye Gambrel, Rockford, Ill.; two sons, Dana Jones and wife Lavonda, and Tim Jones, all of Alicia; a sister, Gladys Hoffman, Walnut Ridge; five grandchildren, Blake Jones, Jennifer Jones, Stacey Gambrel, Denny Taylor and Logan Hall; and a great-grandchild.

Funeral is today at 2 p.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home with Lloyd Clark officiating. Burial will be in Strangers Home Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be David McEntire, Danny Woods, Vincent Baker, Dennis Ball, Michael Householder and Tommy Householder. Honorary pallbearers will be all family members.

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Vida Leatha Lacefield

Vida Leatha Lacefield, 82, of Hoxie, died Feb. 12, 2010, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

A lifelong resident of Hoxie, she was the daughter of Judge and Daisy Rice Buttrum and was retired from Lawrence Manufacturing. She was a homemaker and a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Walnut Ridge.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Lacefield; and three brothers, Charles Buttrum, J.C. Buttrum and L.D. Buttrum.

Survivors include a daughter, Milena Smith; a brother, Morris Buttrum Decatur, Ill.; two grandchildren, Kerrie Hancock and Darla Edge; four great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Funeral was Tuesday at 10 a.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home with Joel McMasters officiating. Burial was in Lawrence Memorial Park.

Pallbearers were Robert Needham, Ronnie Hancock, Cody Hancock, Lee Edge, Adam Huskey and Morris Buttrum. Honorary pallbearers were Jim Vinson, Tom Jackson, Shirley Isaac Haigwood, Glover Haigwood and John Holsapple.

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Tressie L. Loveland

Tressie L. Loveland, 78, of Rockford, Ill., died Feb. 10, 2010, at Rockford Memorial Hospital. Born Nov. 19, 1931, in Pocahontas, she was the daughter of Rev. Marion and Cassie Weatherford. She was an antique dealer for many years.

She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Lisa Michelle; and a brother, Leon Weatherford.

Survivors include her husband, Jewel Loveland, whom she married Nov. 29, 1947, in Randolph County; a son, Jimmie Loveland; three daughters, Pam Gutierrez, Lori Walsh and husband Mike, and Penny Simmons and husband Mickey, all of Rockford, Ill.; a sister-in-law, Ivon Weatherford; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Monday at 10 a.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home with Rev. Clarence Jenkins officiating. Burial was in Lawrence Memorial Park.

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Ones Edward Rowland

Ones Edward Rowland, 93, of Paragould, father of Joan Jones and June Shultz, both of Walnut Ridge, died Feb. 7, 2010, at his home. Burial was Thursday in Shiloh Cemetery under the direction of Heath Funeral Home of Paragould. An online guestbook is available at www.heathfuneralhome.com.

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