April 21, 2010 Edition

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Births

Jenner Brooks Cameron Garistin Ward

Weddings/Engagements

Berry ~ Pickens Eggestein ~ Crum DeVries ~ Sellers
Redd ~ Brogdon Tunstall ~ Davis

Obituaries

Roxanne Renae Boyd Waymon W. Brooks Richard F. Carlson
Lee Edward Draby Alton E. Houchin Clifford Jones
O'Neal W. Kellim C.R. Snapp Larry Christopher Thomas
Ray Jewel Warnick

Births

Jenner Brooks Cameron

Jeff and Skylar Cameron of Imboden have announced the birth of a son, born April 13, 2010, at St. Bernard's Birthcare Center in Jonesboro. The baby weighed eight pounds, four ounces, and has been named Jenner Brooks Cameron.

He has an older brother, Berkley Jarrett Cameron. Grandparents are Tina Wilson, Debbie Cameron and Mike Cameron, all of Imboden, and Harold Box of Wynne.

Great-grandparents are Frank and Bonnie Wilson of Imboden and Charles and Margaret Barry of Mountain Home.

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Garistin Ward

Garren Ward and Kristin Hart of Walnut Ridge have announced the birth of a son, born April 12, 2010, at NEA Baptist in Jonesboro. The baby weighed seven pounds, seven ounces, and has been named Garistin Ward.

She has three older brothers, Tristin Hart, Shane Ward and Jason Ward.

Grandparents are Bob and Vicky Davis, Sid and Shelia Phillips, all of Walnut Ridge, and Jeff and Melanie Hart of Jonesboro.

Great-grandparents are Rev. Robert Bennett of Sterling City, Texas, and Benson and Pate Hart of Walnut Ridge.

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Weddings/Engagements

Berry ~ Pickens

Robin and Bobbie Berry of Walnut Ridge announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jo Beth Berry, to Corey Edward Pickens, son of Paul Fraiser and Rhonda Porter, both of Abilene, Texas.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Maxine Reese of Black Rock and the late TL Reese and Louise Berry of Walnut Ridge and the late Lowell Berry.

She is a Walnut Ridge graduate and attended Tarrant County Community College. She served as co-captain of the Walnut Ridge High School cheerleading squad and student council secretary of treasury and was an honor roll student. She is also a former Miss Lawrence County.

She is employed by Enersys Delaware Inc. in Dallas as scheduling administrator.

The prospective groom attended Abilene High School and graduated from Clyde High School. He is manager of the Plaza Carwash and Lube of Dallas.

The couple will exchange vows in a double-ring, semi-formal ceremony at the Wedding Chapel of Hot Springs on June 4 at 5 p.m.

All family and friends are invited.

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Eggestein ~ Crum

Tom Crum and Shirley Eggestein, both of Sedgwick, will exchange wedding vows on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Cache River Pentecostal Church in Sedgwick.

Brother Rick Hart will perform the ceremony and a reception will follow at the Sedgwick Community Center. All family and friends are invited.

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DeVries ~ Sellers

Stephanie DeVries and Craig Sellers will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, May 1, at 7 p.m. in Destin, Fla., at the Crystal Sands Resort.

The bride-elect is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Smith of Cherry Valley.

The prospective groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Sellers of Trumann, formerly of Walnut Ridge.

A reception for the couple will be held May 15 from 2-4 p.m. at the Comfort Suites in Jonesboro, located behind NEA Baptist Hospital. All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

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Redd ~ Brogdon

Burnett and Teresa Redd of Black Rock announces the engagement and forthcoming wedding of their daughter, Miranda Michelle Redd, to Jacob Brogdon, son of Harold Brogdon of Palmer, Alaska, and Letha and Ronnie Hinkle of Paragould.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Virginia Hall of Black Rock and the late Archie Hall Sr. She is a 2009 graduate of Black Rock High School and is employed at Star Tech in Jonesboro.

The prospective groom is a 2007 graduate of Paragould High School, and is in the Air Force.

The wedding will take place Saturday at 5 p.m. at Davidsonville Historic State Park on the pier over the lake. The reception will follow at pavilion 2 in the park.

All friends and family are invited.

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Tunstall ~ Davis

Benny and Elizabeth Tunstall of Pocahontas have announced the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Tabatha Dawn Tunstall, to Carl William Davis, son of Odel and Carolyn Davis of Hoxie.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mike and Dianne Swartzlander of Ravenden and Jessie Tunstall of Delaplaine and the late Cancel Tunstall.

She is the great-granddaughter of Mable Ward of Delaplaine.

The prospective groom is the grandson of William Davis of Imboden and the late Alline Davis and the late Carl and Gurtie Lyons.

The couple will exchange vows on May 22 at 2 p.m. at the Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ, located at 818 Northeast Second Street in Hoxie. A drop-in wedding shower will also be held on May 1 from 2-4 p.m. at the church.

All family and friends are invited to attend.

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Obituaries

Roxanne Renae Boyd

Roxanne Renae Boyd, 51, of Walnut Ridge, died April 15, 2010, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

She had lived in Lawrence County most of her life. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist belief.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donnie Boyd; and a daughter, Little Becky Boyd.

Survivors include a daughter, Stacey Boyd, Paragould; two sons, Kyle Boyd, of the home, and Joey Cooper, Hoxie; her mother, JoAnn Hood and husband Sam, Walnut Ridge; her father, Rennard Cooper and wife Shirley, Hoxie; two sisters, Cindy Goff, Walnut Ridge, and Lisa McCumber, Norfork; and three grandchildren, Gadge Jackson, Carson Cooper and Halie Boyd.

Graveside service was Saturday at 1 p.m. at Lawrence Memorial Park with Don House officiating. House-Gregg Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

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Waymon W. Brooks

Waymon W. Brooks, 81, of Mountain Home, father of Terry Howard of Walnut Ridge, died April 14, 2010, at Baxter Regional Medical Center. A celebration of his life will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Community of Christ in Mountain Home with Terry Williams and Betty J. Morris officiating. Roller Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to Community of Christ. An online guestbook is available at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.

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Richard F. Carlson

Richard F. Carlson, 52, of Union, S.C., died April 17, 2010, at Wallace Thomson Hospital.

Born Feb. 24, 1958, in Jackson, Tenn., he served in ministry for the Church of Christ for 30 years and was a member of the Board of Directors of the Carolina Messenger. He was former pastor of the Lynn Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his father, Fredrick Carlson.

Survivors include his wife, Carla Hounshell Carlson; a daughter, Leah Carlson, Henderson, Tenn.; a son, Adam Carlson, Elizabethton, Tenn.; and his mother, Lavelle Jones Carlson, Almo, Tenn.

Funeral is Friday at 10 a.m. at the Antioch Church of Christ in Ramer, Tenn., with Jimmy Young and Wesley Simons officiating. Burial will be in Sulfur Springs Cemetery at Selmer, Tenn.

Visitation is Thursday from 6-9 p.m. at Shackleford Funeral Directors in Selmer.

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

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Lee Edward Draby

Lee Edward Draby, 83, of Griffin, Ga., formerly of Pocahontas, father of Barbara M. Dahom of Hoxie, died April 15, 2010, at Spalding Regional Hospital in Griffin. Burial was Tuesday in Masonic Cemetery under the direction of McNabb Funeral Home.

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Alton E. Houchin

Alton E. Houchin, 68, of South Haven, Mich., brother of Geneva Durham of Saffell, died April 13, 2010, at his home. Burial was Friday in Breedsville Cemetery under the direction of D.L. Miller Funeral Home in Bangor, Mich.

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Clifford Jones

Clifford Jones, 96, of Swifton, died April 18, 2010, at Newport.

Born March 4, 1914, in Jackson County, he was the son of R.J. and Mary Flavors Jones. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Ridens Jones; three sons, Charles Jones and two infant sons; a daughter, Lorene Gosha; three brothers, Lilburn Jones, Troyce Jones and Gus Jones; three sisters, Inez Bradley, Lois Mathis and Mildren Hulen; six grandsons; and two great-grandchildren.

Survivors include a son, Jerry D. Jones and wife Mary, Ash Flat; seven daughters, Hazel O. Johnson and husband J.T., Swifton, Lola Mae Gatewood, Thayer, Mo., Bonnie Camp, Carolyn Clines and Trisha Griffith and husband Bruce, all of Springdale, Mary Eda Rhodes and husband Glen, Hindsville, and Elda Stockton and husband Ronnie, Tontitown; a brother, Royce "Bill" Jones, Powhatan; a sister, Lola Gordon, Pittsville, Mass.; two sisters-in-law, Helen Jones and Wilma Jones; three sons-in-law, Virgil Camp, Lonnie Gosha and Jesse "Tiny" Gatewood; 34 grandchildren; 89 great-grandchildren; and 52 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral is today at 1 p.m. at Alicia Baptist Church. Burial will be in Arnold Cemetery under the direction of Jackson's Newport Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Jason Martin, Josh Johnson, Robert Gatewood, Jesse Dranstetter, Andrew Carter and Jake Loudermilk. Honorary pallbearers will be Aaron Johnson, Stephen Johnson, Cody Dranstetter, Colby Foster and Chris Griffith.

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

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O'Neal W. Kellim

O'Neal W. Kellim, 78, of Walnut Ridge, owner of Phillips Motel, passed away at home on Wednesday, April 14, 2010, following a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born March 16, 1932 in the town of Delaplaine to Wash and Lola Thomas Kellim. He graduated from Delaplaine High School and received his degree from Arkansas State. O'Neal served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War, and served in the Arkansas National Guard. He was present at the integration of Central High School in Little Rock. On May 29,1953, he was united in marriage to Kay Oldham-Kellim of Hoxie.

Mr. Kellim was very active in the social, commercial and political advancement of the Walnut Ridge area. He was a teacher and basketball coach at both Delaplaine and Hoxie High Schools. He was owner of Kellim Insurance and Real Estate Agencies. He was the co-founder of Lawrence County Abstract. O'Neal served in multiple political offices including Circuit Court Clerk and held the office of mayor, dedicating his term to the advancement of the many commercial industries that moved to the area during that time. At the time of retirement, he purchased the Phillips Motel and has owned and operated it since that time.

Mr. Kellim was a member of many organizations, including The First United Methodist Church of Walnut Ridge. He was also a 50-year member of the Local Masonic Lodge.

Mr. Kellim was preceded in death by his parents, Wash and Lola; his son, William "Billy" Kellim; and his brother, Paul Kellim.

He is survived by his wife Kay; his daughter Karen Kellim Coats; his grandchildren, Travis Bobrowski and McKenzie and Kelsey Hanshaw, all of Walnut Ridge; Michael Kellim of Kamiah, Idaho; Alex and Anna Kellim of Grants Pass, Oregon; one brother, Gale Kellim of Jackson, Tenn., and one sister, Edna Crider of Delaplaine.

Mr. Kellim was a beloved man whose kind heart and generosity was well-known, not to only to his family, but the community as a whole.

Visitation was held at Bryan Funeral Home on Friday, April 16, from 6-8 p.m., with funeral services at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 17, with Rev. Steve Cook and Bro. Glenn Smith officiating.

Pallbearers were Matt Nichols, Bill Wilcoxson, Heath Crider, Michael Oldham, Dirk Davis and Anthony Coats. Interment was in Lawrence Memorial Park.

The family would like to thank everyone for all the time support and prayers given to Mr. Kellim and his family throughout this difficult time.

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C.R. Snapp

Clayton Revis "C.R." Snapp, 89, of Walnut Ridge, died April 18, 2010, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

Born Oct. 12, 1920, at Jamestown, he was the son of Herbert and Maggie Pate Snapp. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving in World War II and was a former co-owner of Snapp Motor Company in Walnut Ridge. He was a member of First United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Charles Snapp, Russell Snapp, Maurice Snapp and Bill Snapp; and two sisters, Elizabeth Spencer and Margaret Holman.

Survivors include his wife, Jewel Courtney Snapp, whom he married Sept. 1, 1946; two daughters, Coni Davis and Ginger Bibb, both of Walnut Ridge; a brother and best friend, Pate Snapp, Walnut Ridge; four grandchildren, Blaine Davis and wife Nikki, Hoxie, Garett Davis and wife Sarah, Paragould, Johna Bibb, Little Rock, and Clay Bibb, Colorado Springs, Colo.; and three great-grandchildren, Mackenzie Davis, Pocahontas, and Drew Davis and Emoree Davis, both of Hoxie.

A memorial service will be held today at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Walnut Ridge with Rev. Steve Cook officiating.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Walnut Ridge or to the Lawrence County Library.

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Larry Christopher Thomas

Larry Christopher Thomas, 37, of Trumann, died April 19, 2010, at his home, following a lengthy illness.

Born May 31, 1972, in Jonesboro, he worked as a roofer for many years.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Tina Thomas.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon Marie Green Thomas, whom he married Sept. 19, 1987, in Swifton; five children, Ashley McCoy and husband Rickie, Hoxie, Christopher Thomas, Jeremy Thomas and Candy Thomas, all of Trumann, and Jessica Baker, Swifton; his parents, Larry Joe and Margaret Thomas, Harrisburg, and Linda Thomas, Trumann; two brothers, Bryan Thomas, Yellville, and Kenneth Thomas, Trumann; two sisters, Heather Sheppard and Tiffany Sheppard, both of Trumann; and four grandchildren, Dixie, Keira, Brooklynn and Carter.

Funeral is Friday at 1 p.m. at Higginbotham Funeral Home with Rev. Teddy Shields officiating. Burial will be in Strangers Home Cemetery at Alicia.

Visitation is Thursday from 6-8 p.m.

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

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Ray Jewel Warnick

Ray Jewel Warnick, 43, of Pocahontas, died April 15, 2010, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

He had lived most of his life in Lawrence County and was of the Pentecostal belief. He was employed at Eagan Manufacturing.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Christy Warnick; his grandparents and a nephew.

Survivors include his wife, Janet Kiefer Warnick; four daughters, Casee Myrick, Walnut Ridge, Mia Warnick, Mountain Home, Cesylie Reynolds, Newport, and Melaina Bailey, of the home; two sons, Zachary Bailey and Jordan Bailey, both of the home; his parents, Kenneth and Bonnie McDowell Warnick, Black Rock; a sister, Terry Warnick, Jonesboro; and three brothers, Jerry Warnick and Joseph Warnick, both of Black Rock, and Michael Warnick, Walnut Ridge.

The body was cremated. A memorial service was held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home. Back to Top

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