March 24, 2010 Edition

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Ruby Marie Ancel Aunya Paige Day


Perkins ~ Bates Wallace ~ Moore


Jackie Wayne Bryan Kyle Bynum Leroy E. Clark
James F. Daggett Jr. Morgan Douglas Billy Don Fulbright
L.J. Gay Dorothy Kiplinger Gary Don Malone
Susie Ann O'Gara Rudolph Pace Kenneth A. Rose Sr.
John Stanton Patsy Swindle Inez Mardelle Davis Teel
Brenda Jean Whitlow


Ruby Marie Ancel

John and Shelley Ancel of Sherwood have announced the birth of a daughter, born on March 11, 2010, at the Baptist Hospital in North Little Rock.

The baby weighed six pounds, seven ounces, and has been named Ruby Marie Ancel. She has an older brother, Christopher, three.

Grandparents are Tommy and Mary Ancel of Drasco and Royce and Ava Lusk of Portia.

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Aunya Paige Day

Steven and Sara Day of Walnut Ridge have announced the birth of a daughter, born March 9, 2010, at St. Bernard's Birthcare Center in Jonesboro.

The baby weighed eight pounds, five ounces, and has been named Aunya Paige Day. Grandparents are Barbara Dahm and Vera Chappel, both of Hoxie, and Ralph Moore of Paragould.

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Perkins ~ Bates

Royetta Perkins of Smithville has announced the engagement and forthcoming marriage of her daughter, Magen Deann Perkins, to Daniel Walter Bates, son of Larry and Beverly Bates of Poughkeepsie.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Gerald and Nina Richey of Lynn and Paul and Bonnie Perkins of Smithville. She is a graduate of Lynn High School and Arkansas State University with a bachelor's degree in clinical laboratory science. She is a medical technologist in the lab at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Iris Bates of Poughkeepsie and the late Wilson Bates and Bernice Ivey of Cave City and the late Walter Ivey. He is a graduate of Hillcrest High School and is employed at Fusion Media Company in Paragould.

The couple will exchange vows on April 24 at 6 p.m. at Lydia's in Mountain Home. All family and friends are invited.

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Wallace ~ Moore

Calvin and Lidia Wallace of Forrest City announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jessica Louise Wallace, to Aaron Miller Moore, son of Gordon and Rayanna Moore of Boone, N.C.

The bride-elect is a student at Arkansas State University. She plans to graduate from the nursing program in May.

The prospective groom is also an ASU student and is scheduled to graduate in May of 2011. He is the grandson of Bob and Rose Miller of Jonesboro and the late Robert D. "Bud" and Nancy Ponder Moore of Walnut Ridge.

The couple will exchange vows on June 26 at 3 p.m. at Nettleton Baptist Church in Jonesboro. All family and friends are invited.

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Jackie Wayne Bryan

Jackie Wayne Bryan, 62, of Lepanto, brother of Annabell Arms of Walnut Ridge, died March 16, 2010, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Memphis. Burial was Friday in Potter Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Murphy Funeral Home of Lepanto.

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Kyle Bynum

Kyle Bynum, 27, of Paragould, formerly of Walnut Ridge, died March 17, 2010, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center.

Born Dec. 14, 1982, in Newport, he was the owner of Bynum's Lawn Service and a member of Marmaduke First Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Travis Beard and Forrest Bynum.

Survivors include his wife, April Bynum; two sons, Lane Bynum and Foster Bynum, both of the home; his parents, Philip and Rosan Bynum, Paragould; a sister, Sundy Bynum, Jonesboro; his grandmothers, Shirley Beard and Wilma Bynum, both of Warren; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Kim and Lana Bridges, Marmaduke.

Funeral was Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Marmaduke First Baptist Church with Kevin Murray and David White officiating. Burial was in Harvey's Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home of Paragould.

Memorials may be made to Marmaduke First Baptist Church or to Arkansas Children's Hospital.

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Leroy E. Clark

Leroy E. Clark, 79, of Walnut Ridge, died March 21, 2010, at Lawrence Hall Nursing Center.

A lifelong resident of Lawrence County, he was the son of Elba and Julia Guynes Clark. He was a public accountant and was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Sue Sharkey and Betty Lawson; and two brothers, Dean Clark and Billy Ray Clark.

Survivors include his wife, Louise Hodge Clark; two daughters, Debra Coker and husband Danny, Walnut Ridge, and Karen Coffey and husband Tim, Clearwater, Fla.; a brother, Charles Clark, Black Rock; three grandchildren, Jennifer Rice, Dandy Coker and Dana Jo Coker; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral is Wednesday at 2 p.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home with Harold Russell officiating. Burial will be in Lawrence Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Tim Coffey, Fred Hodge, Melton VanHoozer, Robert Jones, Kane Rice, Ken Rice, Dandy Coker and Dan Coker.

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James F. Daggett Jr.

James F. Daggett Jr., 60, of East Moline, Ill., died March 18, 2010, at Davenport, Ill.

Born Aug. 8, 1949, in Walnut Ridge, he was a roll grinder at Alcoa Aluminum Company in Davenport before retiring in 2002.

He was preceded in death by his father, James F. Daggett Sr.

Survivors include his wife, Kathy Jo Haney Daggett, whom he married Oct. 31, 2008, in Rock Island, Ill.; a daughter, Jamie Daggett, Matherville, Ill.; a son, Joshua Ryan and wife Jessica, Silvis, Ill.; three stepsons, Keven Brooks, Bettendorf, Ill., Bruce Brooks, Matherville, Ill., and Derek Haney, East Moline, Ill.; his mother, Virginia Daggett, Saffell; seven sisters, Ophelia Pauwels and husband Al, Saffell, Betty Watson and husband Corb, and Larane Hanna and husband Steve, all of East Moline, Ill., Sylvia Krantz and Patricia Johnson and husband Mark, all of Rock Island, Ill., Marilyn Taylor and husband Victor, Cocoa, Fla., and Jeanie Brown and husband Bert, North Fort Myers, Fla.; and five grandchildren, Kristyn, Cassandra, Tyler, Aaliyah and Derek Jr.

Funeral was Monday at 2 p.m. at Qualls Funeral Home in Cave City with Bro. Bobby Sanders officiating. Burial was in Ward Cemetery at Strawberry.

Pallbearers were Dennis Sneed, Bradley Sneed, Bert Brown, Vic Taylor, Steve Hanna and Kenny Keehn.

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Morgan Douglas

Morgan Douglas, 67, of Cord, died March 15, 2010, at his home.

Born Oct. 18, 1942, in Cord, he was a graduate of Strawberry High School and was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by a son, Paul Douglas; and his parents, Dallas and Mamie Douglas.

Survivors include a son, Kevin Douglas, St. Louis; a sister, Louise Hutchinson, Newark; and nine grandchildren, Andrew Douglas, Tiffany Douglas, Joshua Douglas, Jamaca Hutchinson, James Rosson, Chris Douglas, Jacob Rosson, Megan Hutchinson and Kevin Rosson.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Willis Funeral Home in Batesville with Ralph Wallis officiating.

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Billy Don Fulbright

Billy Don Fulbright, 70, of Nashville, Ga., formerly of Walnut Ridge, died Feb. 15, 2010, in Nashville.

Born Aug. 29, 1939, in Randolph County, he was a retired steelworker and a member of the steelworkers union. He was an antique dealer in Hebron, Ind., where he lived for 35 years.

He was preceded in death by a son, Rickey Lee Fulbright; his parents, O.P. and Elcy Dixon Fulbright; three brothers, E.J. Fulbright, Jim Fulbright and Bobby Charles Fulbright; and his grandparents, John and Tennesse Milton Fulbright, and W.F. and Effie Carlton Dixon.

Survivors include a daughter, Lesia Fulbright, Pocahontas; a grandson, Jeremy Chesser; and a great-granddaughter.

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L.J. Gay

L.J. Gay, 86, of Cave City, father of Elbert Lee Gay of Strawberry, died March 20, 2010, at White River Medical Center in Batesville.

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Dorothy Kiplinger

Dorothy Kiplinger, 79, of Walnut Ridge, died March 19, 2010, in Walnut Ridge.

A homemaker, she was a restaurant owner and was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Shaw; two sons, Roger Kiplinger and Robert Kiplinger; a daughter, Donna Gowell; her parents, Charlie and Dollie Austin Fain; and two brothers, J.C. Fain and John Fain.

Survivors include several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Tuesday at 1 p.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home. Burial was private.

Pallbearers were Jim Sykes, Jonathan Sykes, Brandon Sykes, Michael Kiplinger, James Daniel and Michael Rogers.

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Gary Don Malone

Gary Don "Mouse" Malone, 64, of Imboden, died March 18, 2010, at Walnut Ridge Nursing and Rehab.

He was Vietnam Army veteran, a retired truck driver and was of the Baptist belief.

He was preceded in death by his father, Cecil Malone; and a sister, Gail Malone.

Survivors include his wife, Susan Malone; a daughter, Tracy Ragsdale and husband Donald, Imboden; a son, Gary Paul Malone and wife Shelly, Imboden; his mother, Kate Lillard Malone, Pocahontas; a sister, Brenda Hibbard, Imboden; two brothers, Rick Malone and Ronnie Malone, both of Imboden; and four grandchildren, Cortney Ragsdale, Landon O'Reilly, Chasaty Malone and Chandler Malone.

Funeral was Sunday at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Annieville with Jerry Clements and Harold Russell officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Grove Cemetery under the direction of House-Gregg Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Charles Sharp, Larry Ragsdale, Douglas Gustafson, Joe Clements, Mike Bearden and Steven Bearden. Honorary pallbearers were Alex Sorrentino, Britt Bearden, Warren Durham, Bobby Bragg and Eric Bragg. Back to Top

Susie Ann O'Gara

Susie Ann O'Gara, 57, of Ravenden, died March 20, 2010, at her home.

She was a homemaker and an able-bodied seaman.

She was preceded in death by her father and her grandparents.

Survivors include her husband, John O'Gara; two daughters, Jessica Austin, Florida, and Tonya Marie Dubus; a son, Chris Burke and wife Vickie, Georgia; a brother, Michael Debus, Connecticut; a mother-in-law, Margaret Peck, Ravenden; a brother-in-law, Martin O'Gara and wife Sue, Louisiana; and a grandchild, Jonathan Burke.

A memorial service was held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home with Don House officiating. The body was cremated.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Research Hospital, St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Rudolph Pace

James "Rudolph" Pace, 77, of Hoxie, died March 18, 2010, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

He had lived in Lawrence County most of his life and was retired from Farm Service, Inc. He was of the Church of Christ belief.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Owen and Rachel Pace; and a sister, Glodean Pace.

Survivors include his wife, Lavina Blackshear Pace; two daughters, Kathey Pace, Owensboro, Ky., and Kelly Aaron and husband Bob, Hoxie; a son, Marty Pace and wife Sueann, Jonesboro; two sisters, Maxine Little and husband Brooks, Walnut Ridge, and Angie McElrath, Moore, Okla.; two brothers, Don Pace and Dale Pace and wife Sharon, all of Walnut Ridge; and four grandchildren, Daniel Cody Pace, Cole David Pace, Preston Blake Aaron and Dylan Pace Aaron.

Funeral was Saturday at 2 p.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home with Robert Davis and Darrell Douglas officiating. Burial was in Lawrence Memorial Park.

Pallbearers were Dennis Bullard, Larry Jones, Marvin Kennedy, Mike Phillips, Ronnie Light and Doug Arnold. Honorary pallbearers were Robert Dixon, James Daniels, Danny Kopp, Glen Maple, Eldon Simmons and Donald Layne.

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Kenneth A. Rose Sr.

Kenneth A. Rose Sr., 66, of Strawberry, died March 22, 2010, at a Little Rock hospital.

Born Oct. 18, 1943, in Rison, he was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving in Vietnam. He was a retired police officer and a farmer. He attended the Church of Christ in Charlotte.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Lessie McGriff Rose; a brother, David Rose; and a sister, Ruby Crabb.

Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Ramona Rose; three sons, Kevin Rose, Judsonia, Kenneth Rose Jr., Rosie, and Keith Rose, Bunceton, Mo.; two daughters, Becky Shirley, Rosie, and Kimberly Rose, Bunceton, Mo.; a brother, Ralph Rose, Strawberry; and nine grandchildren.

Funeral is Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Church of Christ in Charlotte. Burial will be in Maple Springs Cemetery at Rosie under the direction of Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.

Visitation is tonight from 5-7 p.m.

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John Stanton John Stanton, 96, of Hardy, father of John David Stanton of Imboden, died March 16, 2010, at his home. Burial was Saturday in Baker Cemetery under the direction of Heath Funeral Home of Highland.

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Patsy Swindle

Patsy Marveen Looney Swindle, 84, of Hot Springs, died March 21, 2010, at her home.

Born Dec. 6, 1925, in the Richwoods community, she was the daughter of Everett and Ola Eskridge Looney. She was a graduate of Walnut Ridge High School and received an associate degree in business from Central Baptist College in Conway.

After graduation from college, she worked at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., near the end of World War II. Upon returning to Walnut Ridge, she met and married John Cylvesta Swindle, her husband for 37 years until his death in 1985. She moved to Hot Springs in 2001. She was a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Walnut Ridge.

Survivors include three daughters, Judy Swindle, San Antonio, Libby Swindle Bennett and husband Paul, and Cindy Swindle Lester and husband Chuck, all of Hot Springs; two sisters, Kay Mathews and husband Donald, and Joan Ratliff, all of Walnut Ridge; and two grandsons, Blake Lester and Jonathan Lester.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Walnut Ridge with Rev. Mike Sinkler and Deacon Marlyn Tate officiating. Burial will be in Lawrence Memorial Park under the direction of Higginbotham Funeral Service.

Pallbearers will be Milton Smith, Dud Bassett, Don Mathews, Carey Wilcoxson, Rick Gwatney and Tommy Holland.

Memorials may be made to Immaculate Heart of Mary, P.O. Box 70, Walnut Ridge, AR 72476 or to the Lawrence County Library, 115 West Walnut, Walnut Ridge, AR 72476.

An online guestbook is available at

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Inez Mardelle Davis Teel

Inez Mardelle Davis Teel, 92, of Walnut Ridge, died March 16, 2010, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

A homemaker, she lived most of her life in Walnut Ridge and was of the Assembly of God faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Cameron Teel; two daughters, Linda Carol Teel and Norma Teel Faulk; her parents, Benjamin and Carrie Perkins Davis; a sister, Mildred Davis Dailey; and a brother, Leonard Davis.

Survivors include a daughter, Jerrye Elaine Teel Free and husband Charles, Memphis; a son, Dennis Cameron Teel and wife Vicki, Hot Springs Village; a son-in-law, William Faulk, West Memphis; a grandchild, April Grogan; and a great-grandchild.

Funeral was Friday at 11 a.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home with Dale Hughart officiating. Burial was in Lawrence Memorial Park.

Pallbearers were Freddie Biggers, James W. Fowler and Jim Green. Honorary pallbearers were Cameron Weir, Dub Teel, Doug Johnson and Scott Holder.

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Brenda Jean Whitlow

Brenda Jean Whitlow, 58, of Newark, formerly of Lynn, died March 18, 2010, at White River Medical Center in Batesville.

Born Oct. 12, 1951, in Batesville, she was a homemaker and a member of Maple Springs Missionary Baptist Church in Rosie.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Coy and Ellar Turner McCracken; and a brother, Terry McCracken.

Survivors include her husband, Randy Whitlow; a daughter, Catina Alveshire Wood, Cave City; two brothers, Gary McCracken, Newark, and Mike McCracken, Sulphur Rock; and two sisters, Cara Wanda Thacker, Lafe, and Sandra Harrelson, Henderson, N.C.

Graveside service was Monday at 10 a.m. at Dry Creek Cemetery with Curt Howard officiating. Roller-Crouch/McGee Funeral Home of Cave City had charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Billy Hartley, James Edwards, Johnny Lewis, Seth Sanders, Jimmy Rouse and Damien Wood.

An online guestbook is available at

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