March 10, 2010 Edition

Also in this issue...

News | Sports Scene | Education | Viewpoints | Records |


Mans ~ Meyer


Linda Nell Bramlett James Steven Dominie Felix Harris
Wilma Lois Higginbotham Mayble Jane Lamb Billy Ray Lovelady
Alvina Rosalia Neighbours Helen Rash Delma Lavern Richey


Mans ~ Meyer

Latricia Mans of Imboden and Andrew Meyer of Imboden will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, March 20, at 2 p.m. at the Assembly Of God Church in Imboden.

The bride-elect is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thurman Mans of Imboden. The bridegroom-elect is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Travis Mandera of Imboden.

All friends and relatives are invited to the wedding and to the reception, which will follow in the fellowship hall of the church.

Back to Top


Linda Nell Bramlett

Linda Nell Bramlett, 60, of Jonesboro, mother of Derek Bramlett of Walnut Ridge, died March 5, 2010, at her home. A celebration of her life was held Monday at 10 a.m. at Gregg Funeral Home in Jonesboro.

Back to Top

James Steven Dominie

James Steven "Jim" Dominie, 59, of Swifton, died March 8, 2010.

Born Feb. 23, 1951, in Dover, N.J., he was a truck driver for 30 years and worked for DST Inc. for the past two years.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Yolanda Dominie.

Survivors include his wife, Deborah Dominie; two daughters, Alysia Gibbs and Jackie Gibbs, both of Swifton; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bob and Bertha Krantz of Swifton; and a grandson, Anthoney Long.

Funeral service will be Friday at 10 a.m. at the Swifton Baptist Church with Pastor Nathan Bentz officiating. Burial will be in Swifton Cemetery under the direction of Bradford Funeral Home of Bradford.

Visitation will be Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the church.

Back to Top

Felix Harris

Felix Harris, 93, of Walnut Ridge, died March 3, 2010, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Born Nov. 22, 1916, in Saffell, he was the son of William Ferd and Thurla Geneva Hibarger Harris. He was a lifelong resident of Strawberry and a longtime member of the Strawberry Church of Christ. He was a World War II Army veteran and a member of the American Legion in Strawberry.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Louise Foushee Harris; a son, William Freddie Harris; an infant daughter; two brothers, Kenneth Harris and Hardaway Harris.

Survivors include his wife, Maudie Durham Harris; a stepdaughter, Carol Driggers, Guntersville, Ala.; two sisters, Mary Imogene Belk, Jonesboro, and Imo Gray, Strawberry; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Friday at 2 p.m. at the Strawberry Church of Christ with Don House officiating. Burial was in Ward Cemetery under the direction of House-Gregg Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Doug Huckaba, Kenny Jo Harris, David Hendrickson, R.A. Wright, James Gray and Charles Geurin. Honorary pallbearers was the staff and nurses of Lawrence Hall Nursing Center.

Memorials may be made to the Children's Home in Paragould, 5515 Walcott Road, Paragould, AR 72450.

Back to Top

Wilma Lois Higginbotham

Wilma Lois Higginbotham, 77, of Osceola, died March 2, 2010, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

Born June 27, 1932, in O'Kean, she was the daughter of Charlie and Edith Wilson Jones. She was the manager of Dollar General in Pocahontas for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jewel Higginbotham, whom she married Nov. 16, 1950, in Pocahontas; a sister, Debbie Corter; and two brothers, Melvin Jones and Charles Jones.

Survivors include a daughter, Sharon Smith, Osceola; six sisters, Reba Oren and Nina Kazzee, both of Pocahontas, Brenda Stone, Delaplaine, Linda Parten and Peggy Burnside, both of Hoxie, and Pam Tate, Paragould; two brothers, Tom Jones, Walnut Ridge, and Russell Jones, Rockford, Ill.; three grandsons, Robbie Smith, Rocky Smith and Dusty Smith; and five great-grandchildren.

Graveside service was Friday at 11 a.m. at Randolph Memorial Gardens in Pocahontas with Revs. Paul Craig and Jeff Watson officiating. Higginbotham Funeral Service had charge of arrangements.

An online guestbook is available at

Back to Top

Mayble Jane Lamb

Mayble Jane Lamb, 80, of Walnut Ridge, died March 5, 2010, at Walnut Ridge Nursing and Rehab.

Born June 27, 1929, in the Oak Hill community, she was the daughter of Sidney and Abby Warner Parsons. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cledith Lamb, whom she married Dec. 6, 1946; and a son, Jimmy Lamb.

Survivors include a son, Eddie Lamb, Ashboro, N.C.; four brothers, Ray Parsons and Charles Parsons, both of Walnut Ridge, and Chester Parsons and John Parsons, both of Cave City; three sisters, Beatrice Manning, Rockford, Ill., Patsy Carley, Hoxie, and Alice Pillaspie, Walnut Ridge; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Graveside service was Sunday at 2 p.m. at Manning #1 Cemetery at Sedgwick with Rev. Ryan Johnston officiating. Higginbotham Funeral Service had charge of arrangements.

An online guestbook is available at

Back to Top

Billy Ray Lovelady

Billy Ray Lovelady, 81, of Walnut Ridge, died March 8, 2010, at Jonesboro.

He had lived in Lawrence County all his life and was a retired cotton ginner and a member of the Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Jean Donley, and a brother, Charles Lovelady.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia Lovelady; a son, Charles Lovelady and wife Natalie, Walnut Ridge; a daughter, Vicki Jones and husband Donald, Walnut Ridge; two sisters, Minnie Louise Sisco and husband Pete, Binghampton, N.Y., and Laveta Whitmire, Springfield, Mo.; two brothers, Joe Lovelady, Smithville, and Bobby Lovelady, Walnut Ridge; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Smithville Cemetery with Don House officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of House-Gregg Funeral Home. No visitation is scheduled.

Back to Top

Alvina Rosalia Enns Neighbours

Alvina Rosalia Enns Neighbours, 92, of Liberal, Kan., mother of Phyllis Shaffer of Walnut Ridge, died March 5, 2010. Funeral is Friday at 10 a.m. at Miller Mortuary in Liberal. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Gardens.

Back to Top

Helen Rash

Helen Rash, 88, of Walnut Ridge, died March 6, 2010, at her home.

Born Oct. 15, 1921, she was the daughter of Ezra and Bessie Perkins Moore. She was a lifelong resident of Walnut Ridge and a member of First Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and had worked as a clerical employee at the Walnut Ridge Airport during World War II.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Rash; a sister, Eunice McEntire; and a brother, Hershel Moore.

Survivors include two daughters, Sandra Rash and Karen Crum and husband John, all of Walnut Ridge; a sister, Louise Hutson, Walnut Ridge; and three grandchildren, Seth Bruce, Alexa Gann and Hollyann Crum.

Funeral was Tuesday at 2 p.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home with Mark Harris officiating. Burial was in Oak Forest Cemetery at Black Rock.

Pallbearers were Dirk Davis, Zach Davis, Jeb Davis, John Franks, Matthew Franks and Jason Franks.

Memorials may be made to the building fund of First Baptist Church in Walnut Ridge.

Back to Top

Delma Lavern Richey

Delma Lavern Richey, 84, of Pocahontas, died March 5, 2010, at Five Rivers Medical Center.

Born Feb. 8, 1926, at Clear Springs, she was the daughter of Fil and Amanda More.

She was preceded in death by four sisters, Marvella Dean, Margaret Brown and two infant sisters, Phyllis Pearl and Hazel Flossie.

Survivors include two sons, Vernon "Sonny" Richey, Pocahontas, and Joe Richey, Racine, Wis.; two daughters, Debra Ross, Pocahontas, and Sharon Campbell, Treasure Island, Fla.; a sister, Shirley Drennan, St. Louis; 15 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Monday at 2 p.m. at McNabb Funeral Home with Nelson Henderson officiating. Burial was in Holobaugh Cemetery.

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 ~ 2018 The Times Dispatch
P.O. Box 389 ~ Walnut Ridge, Arkansas 72476