March 03, 2010 Edition

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Births

Eli Doyne Anderson Jakolby Dale Freeman Talen Landon Zane Liscomb
Bayln Jade Patterson Kaylyn Grace Wakefield

Weddings/Engagements

Wisdom ~ Miehl

Obituaries

Elizabeth Joyce Anderson Barbara June Archer Jessie Faye Coon
Arah Gladys Ford Albert Krantz Lisa Ann McReynolds
Donna Miles Dallean See Paige Denise Webbe

Births

Eli Doyne Anderson

Jon and Hillary Anderson of Walnut Ridge have announced the birth of a son, born Feb. 8, 2010, at St. Bernards Birthcare Center in Jonesboro.

The baby weighed eight pounds, four ounces, and has been named Eli Doyne Anderson.

Grandparents are Bob and Joan Anderson of Walnut Ridge and Ronald and Diane Coleman of Saffell.

Great-grandparents are Beauthon Coleman of Saffell and Cloyce and Melba Sowell of Poplar Bluff, Mo.

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Jakolby Dale Freeman

Brandon Forbes of Paragould and Tosha Freeman of Walnut Ridge have announced the birth of a son, born Feb. 15, 2010, at Harris Hospital in Newport.

The baby weighed eight pounds, five ounces, and has been named Jakolby Dale Freeman.

Grandparents are Lisa Freeman of Walnut Ridge and Bert Freeman of Broken Arrow, Okla. Great-grandparents are Norman and Donna Smith of Pocahontas and Arles Freeman of Broken Arrow, Okla.

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Talen Landon Zane Liscomb

Gary and Tiffany Liscomb of Hoxie have announced the birth of a son, born Feb. 24, 2010, at Harris Hospital in Newport.

The baby weighed six pounds, 13 ounces, and has been named Talen Landon Zane Liscomb. He has two older brothers, Lucky Owen Garyne Fallis, 9, and Dylan Wheeler, four.

Grandparents are Joe and Gwen Finney of Hoxie, Timothy and Melissa Minchue of Cabot, Mary Liscomb and Charles Liscomb, both of Hoxie.

Great-grandparents are Ronald Minchue of Jacksonville and James Polston of Swifton.

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Bayln Jade Patterson

Tommy and Sabrena Patterson of Powhatan have announced the birth of a daughter, born Feb. 4, 2010, at St. Bernards Birthcare Center in Jonesboro.

The baby weighed seven pounds, five ounces, and has been named Bayln Jade Patterson. She has several older siblings.

Grandparents are Steve and Becky Capps of Lynn and Rick and Rose Rodgers of Sidney. Great-grandparents are Paul and Naomi Coulter of Marianna.

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Kaylyn Grace Wakefield

Tommy and Elizabeth Wakefield of Jonesboro have announced the birth of a daughter, born on Feb. 13, 2010. The baby weighed seven pounds, nine ounces, and has been named Kaylyn Grace Wakefield.

She is the granddaughter of Barry and Lisa Bryant of West Memphis and Tommy and Tommie Wakefield of Marion. She is the great-granddaughter of Neil and Carolyn Shirley of Jonesboro and Bob and Audrey Meeks of Black Rock.

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Weddings/Engagements

Curtis ~ Wilson

Bethany Curtis of Rogers and Matthew Wilson of Strawberry will wed at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 13, at First Baptist Church in Russellville.

The bride-elect is the daughter of Marvin and Melynn Curtis of Rogers, and the groom-elect is the son of Donnie and Stacey Wilson of Strawberry.

Bethany is the granddaughter of Thomas and Louise Curtis of Bentonville and the late Myrle and Geneva Banz, who lived in Rogers.

She is a 2009 graduate of Arkansas Tech University in Russellville with a bachelor of science degree in middle level education. She is also a 2005 graduate of Rogers High School. She is employed by the Pottsville School District as the seventh-grade science teacher.

Matthew is the grandson of Charles and Sue Wilson of Smithville, Melba Richey of Lynn and the late Frank Richey, who lived in Glenwood.

He is a 2009 graduate of Arkansas Tech University with a bachelor of science degree in business education and a 2004 graduate of Sloan-Hendrix High School in Imboden. He is pursuing a master of divinity at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is employed by First Baptist Church in Russellville.

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Obituaries

Elizabeth Joyce Anderson

Elizabeth Joyce Anderson, 79, of Memphis, formerly of Ravenden, died Feb. 24, 2010, at Signature Health Care in Memphis.

Born Oct. 3, 1930, in Ravenden, she was the daughter of Clarence and Mildred Deyling Dale. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby L. Anderson, whom she married Oct. 1, 1951; and a brother, Howard Dale.

Survivors include two sons, Michael Anderson, Southaven, Miss., and Dale Anderson, Memphis; two daughters, Melanie Lader and husband Jeff, Orlando, Fla., and Nancy Sedlacko and husband Bryan, Bartlett, Tenn.; eight grandchildren, Steven Sedlacko, Katie Sedlacko, Alicia Lader, Jessica Lader, Peggy Sutton, Lisa Nolasco, Rachael Powell and Ernie Powell; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Sunday at 2 p.m. at Higginbotham Funeral Service with Rev. John Thomas Stone officiating. Burial was in Opposition Cemetery near Ravenden.

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

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Barbara June Archer

Barbara June Archer, 68, of Imboden, died Feb. 25, 2010, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House.

Born June 5, 1941, in Valley Chapel, she was the daughter of the late Homer and Mildred Horsman.

Survivors include a son, Randall Archer, Imboden; a daughter, Leah Honeycutt, Imboden; two brothers, Robert Horsman and Donald Horsman; a sister, Marie Mathews; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Monday at 6 p.m. at the Imboden Church of Christ with Stan Dauck officiating. McNabb Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

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Jessie Faye Coon

Jessie Faye Coon, 63, of Imboden, died Feb. 26, 2010, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

Born July 20, 1946, she was preceded in death by her father, O.B. Hudson.

Survivors include her husband, James Coon; a son, Noland Baldridge, Imboden; her mother, Gladys Hudson, Dupo, Ill.; a brother, Donnie Hudson, Memphis; four sisters, Nettie Boon and Ava Ahner, both of Granite City, Ill., June Chartrand, Dupo, Ill., and Patty Camper, Martin, Tenn.; and two grandchildren, Felicia Baldridge and Corey Baldridge.

Graveside service was Monday at 1 p.m. at Hope Cemetery with Bro. Terry Miller officiating. McNabb Funeral Home of Pocahontas had charge of arrangements.

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Arah Gladys Ford

Arah Gladys Ford, 90, of Pocahontas, died Feb. 23, 2010, at Five Rivers Medical Center.

Born Sept. 25, 1919, she was the daughter of J.B. and Lena French. She was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Taid Ford; three brothers, Leo French, Dean French and Joe French; and a sister, Marie.

Survivors include two sons, Sonny Ford and Jerry Ford and wife Janice; a daughter, Lisa Pace and husband Steve; a brother, Jimmy French and wife Gale, Walnut Ridge; six grandchildren, Barry Ford, Brandi Wells, Kyle Ford, Denee Ellis, Riley Pace and Kadra Pace; five great-grandchildren; and special friends, Elaine Newsom and Genelle Scott.

A celebration of her life was held Thursday at 1 p.m. at McNabb Funeral Home with Nelson Henderson, Ben Scott and Melvin Shelton officiating. Burial was in Randolph Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers were Barry Ford, Kyle Ford, Riley Pace, Bob French, Dennis French, Mike French, Mark French, John French, Darren French and Jade Wells. Honorary pallbearers were Larry Hinkle, J.C. Hayes, Terry Tribble, Randy Scott and Frank Dean.

Memorials may be made to First Free Will Baptist Church.

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Albert Krantz

Albert Earl Krantz, 49, of Swifton, died March 1, 2010, at his home.

Born Dec. 19, 1960, in Kansas City, Mo., he was a driver for Howard Trucking and was of the Pentecostal belief.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Marlin; and a brother, Bobby Dale Krantz.

Survivors include three sons, Anthony Marlin, Cave City, Billy Marlin, Little Rock, and Tracy Taller, Cherokee Village; his parents, Robert and Bertha Krantz, Swifton; a brother, Robert Krantz Jr., Swifton; five sisters, Bonnie Haskett, Jonesboro, Earline Hutchison, Lowell, Rebecca Hubbard, Rogers, Elizabeth Yates, Alicia, and Debbie Dominie, Swifton; and seven grandchildren.

Funeral is Saturday at 2 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Home. Burial will be in Strangers Home Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Anthony Marlin, Edward Hubbard, Robert Krantz, Johnny Girard, Lavern Smith and Brian Krantz. Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Hubbard, Gene Yates and Roscoe Winemiller.

Visitation is Friday from 6-8 p.m.

Donations may be made to Merchants Planters Bank in Swifton or to Bryan Funeral Home.

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Lisa Ann McReynolds

Lisa Ann McReynolds, 45, of Reyno, died Feb. 28, 2010, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

Born Oct. 6, 1964, in Decatur, Ala., she was a former nanny and was of the Catholic belief.

She was preceded in death by her father, James Redding; a brother, Glean Douglas Reading; her grandparents, George and Bessie Letson; a grandmother, Ethel Masterson; and her father-in-law, Floyd Dee McReynolds.

Survivors include her husband, Jerry Dee McReynolds, whom she married April 15, 1989; two daughters, Makinna Deanna McReynolds and Shauna Raine McReynolds, both of the home; her mother, Ann Garrett, Decatur, Ala.; two brothers, Joe Redding, Nashville, Tenn., and G.W. Redding, Springfield, Mo.; and her mother-in-law, Christine McReynolds, Ravenden Springs.

Visitation will be today from noon till 2 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Home, with a memorial service at 1:30 p.m.

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Donna Miles

Donna Kay Miles, 52, of Hoxie, died March 1, 2010, at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Born Dec. 27, 1957, in St. Louis, she was a homemaker and a member of First Free Will Baptist Church in Walnut Ridge.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Carrie Lee "Kay" Oldham.

Survivors include her husband, Randy Miles, whom she married July 11, 2003; a daughter, Lisa Hill, Hoxie; two sons, Matt Robins, Hoxie, and Dillon Miles, Augusta; her father and stepmother, Billy Ray and Darlene Oldham, Imboden; two brothers, Steven Oldham, Hawaii, and Greg Oldham, Wilmington, N.C.; two sisters, Sherry Carlton, Bono, and Sheila Forrester, Rockford, Ill.; and a grandson, Logan Hill.

Funeral is Thursday at 10 a.m. at First Free Will Baptist Church in Walnut Ridge with Rev. Ryan Johnston officiating. Burial will be in Trinity Cemetery under the direction of Bryan Funeral Home.

Visitation is tonight from 6-8 p.m. at the church.

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Dallean See

Dallean Gill See, 85, of Walnut Ridge, died March 1, 2010, at Lawrence Hall Nursing Center.

Born June 25, 1924, in the Richwoods community, she was the daughter of John Wesley and Ella May Soward Gill. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist belief.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert See, on Sept. 2, 1975, whom she married Nov. 25, 1954; nine brothers and five sisters.

Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Ann Fry, Walnut Ridge, and Diane Lynn Burry and husband David John, Fowlerville, Mich.; two sisters, Carrie Hastings, Three Sisters, Ore., and Fern Ellis, Salem; a stepsister, Hazel Cypret, Pontiac, Mich.; and a granddaughter, Nicole Renee Burry.

Funeral is Friday at 11 a.m. at Bryan Funeral Home with Bobby Campbell officiating. Burial will be in Lawrence Memorial Park.

Visitation is Thursday from 6-8 p.m.

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Paige Denise Webbe

Paige Denise Webbe, 38, of Alicia, died Feb. 23, 2010, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

She had lived in Lawrence County most of her life and was a member of the Alicia Baptist Church, where she did volunteer work. She worked as a cosmetologist at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina for two years and had done volunteer work in this area with soldiers deploying to Iraq.

She was preceded in death by a son, Torey Vance; and grandparents, Bill Parker and Agnes Parker Hibbs.

Survivors include three sons, Never Parker and Nick Parker, both of Walnut Ridge, and Topher Webbe, Alicia; her mother, Cathy Lehman, Alicia; her father, Mike Webbe and wife Shari, Jonesboro; a brother, Blake Webbe and wife Julie, Jonesboro; a stepbrother, Matt Burn, Memphis; her fiancˇ, Allen Nicholas, Alicia; her grandparents, Alvin and Ann Webbe, Walnut Ridge; and her step-grandfather, Wilburn Hibbs, Walnut Ridge.

Funeral was Friday at 1:30 p.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home with Jimmy Adcox officiating. Burial was in Strangers Home Cemetery near Alicia.

Pallbearers were Billy Taylor, Derrick McEntire, Lynn Barnes, Jeremy Parker, Reddi Parker and Dell Parker. Honorary pallbearers were Tony Webbe, Danny Parker, Lonnie Parker and Rick Parker.

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