May 26, 2010 Edition

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Births

Jaxon Sawyer Adams Morgan Brooke Engelken Trenton Avery Olson
Charlie Owens Cambree Paige Stacy Jaxson Andrew Turner

Weddings/Engagements

Schmidt ~ Teed Smith ~ Morgan Wall ~ Sisk

Obituaries

David W. Bullard Norene Graddy W.S. Kendall
Eric Trace Marshall Dorothy Matthews Charles Allen Story

Births

Jaxon Sawyer Adams

Riley and Courtney Adams of Jonesboro have announced the birth of a son, born May 8, 2010, at St. Bernards Birthcare Center in Jonesboro. The baby weighed seven pounds, eight ounces, and has been named Jaxon Sawyer Adams. He has two siblings, Tyler, six, and Carson, one.

Grandparents are Mark and Connie McQueen of Jonesboro and Gary and Deanna Adams of Imboden.

Great-grandparents are Herschel and Barbara Sawyers of Hoxie, Wanda Carson of Walnut Ridge and Pete and Christa McQueen of Jonesboro.

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Morgan Brooke Engelken

Michael and Jennifer Engelken have announced the birth of their first child, a daughter, born April 30, 2010, at St. Bernards Birthcare Center in Jonesboro.

The baby weighed seven pounds, and has been named Morgan Brooke Engelken. Grandparents are Bill and Linda Brand of Jonesboro and Steve and Robyn Engelken of Walnut Ridge.

Great-grandparents are Fred and Barbara Engelken and Gladys Ingram, all of Jonesboro, Dorothy Brand of Walnut Ridge and Harry and Virginia Kidd of Watauga, Texas.

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Trenton Avery Olson

Andrew and Tisha Olson of Hoxie have announced the birth of a son, born April 27, 2010, at St. Bernards Birthcare Center in Jonesboro.

The baby weighed seven pounds, nine ounces, and has been named Trenton Avery Olson. He has one older sibling, Ryleigh, 11 months.

Grandparents are Mitchell and Robin Nunally of Black Rock and Jeffrey and Diane Olson of Pocahontas.

Great-grandparents are Bud and Patty Nunally of Black Rock, Wiley and Alice Anglin of Hoxie, Adrian Olson and Betty Dzek, both of Rockford, Ill., and Richard Johnson of Norfork.

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Charlie Thomas Max Owens

Frank and Brandi Owens of Walnut Ridge have announced the birth of a son, born April 30, 2010, at St. Bernards Birthcare Center in Jonesboro. The baby weighed seven pounds, five ounces, and has been named Charlie Thomas Max Owens.

Grandparents are Norma Tillman of Walnut Ridge and the late Tom Tillman and Richard and Carrol Owens of Sedgwick.

Imogene Jaskey of St. Louis is the great-grandmother.

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Cambree Paige Stacy

Mark and Jillian Stacy of Bald Knob have announced the birth of a daughter, born May 2, 2010, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. The baby weighed six pounds, 12 ounces, and has been named Cambree Paige Stacy. She has one older brother, Alexander.

Grandparents are Stanley and Barbie Mayland of Strawberry, Leon and Terry White of Jonesboro and the late Ricky Stacy.

Great-grandparents are HC and Alene Mayland and Donald and Lanoe Dickison, both of Strawberry, Virginia Langston of Mississippi and Floyd Langston of Jonesboro.

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Jaxson Andrew Turner

Andrew and Natasha Turner of Strawberry have announced the birth of their first child, a son, born May 7, 2010, at St. Bernards Birthcare Center in Jonesboro.

The baby weighed seven pounds, 15 ounces, and has been named Jaxson Andrew Turner.

Grandparents are Rick and Barbara Broadway of Pocahontas and Steve and Donna Turner of Strawberry.

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Weddings/Engagements

Schmidt ~ Teed

Fred and Angie Schmidt of Jonesboro have announced the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Amy Lynn Schmidt of Fayetteville, to Dr. Ralph Allen Teed Jr., son of Dr. Ralph Allen Teed Sr. of Newark and Mary Huey of Little Rock.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Virginia Stone of Jonesboro and the late H.B. Stone Jr. and the late R.L. and Ruth Schmidt, who lived in Hoxie.

She received a bachelor's degree in English from Lyon College in Batesville and received a master's degree in southern studies from the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Miss. She is currently completing her dissertation for a Ph.D. in English from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and is employed as an English instructor for the university.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Elizabeth Teed of Little Rock and the late Ralph H. Teed and Melba Ramsay of Springdale and the late Charles R. Ramsay.

He received a biology degree from Lyon College and his D.D.S. from the University of Tennessee in Memphis. He is employed by Teed Family Dental in Batesville.

The couple will exchange vows on August 7, 2010, at 4 p.m. at the Jonesboro First Baptist Church. A reception will follow the wedding at the Jonesboro Country Club.

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Smith ~ Morgan

Terry and Debbie Smith of Imboden and Terry and Patty Cox of Black Rock announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, April Dawn Smith, to Austin David Morgan, son of David and Sherry Morgan of Imboden.

The bride-elect is a 2009 Sloan-Hendrix High School graduate and is a student at Williams Baptist College in Walnut Ridge

The prospective groom is a 2009 graduate of Sloan-Hendrix High School and is attending Black River Technical College in Pocahontas.

The couple will exchange vows on Aug. 7 at 2 p.m. at Manley Chapel at Williams Baptist College. A reception will follow on campus. All family and friends are invited to attend.

Two wedding showers will also be held in honor of the couple, which will be held on June 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Imboden Church of Christ and on July 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Black Rock New Life Full Gospel Church.

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Wall ~ Sisk

Dean and Debra Wall of Walnut Ridge announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Courteney Michelle Wall, to Joshua Aaron Sisk, son of Danny Sisk and Lee Anne Sisk, both of Paragould.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Leonard and Maggie Wall of Walnut Ridge and the late Olen and Mildred Veal.

She is a 1998 Hoxie High School graduate and is a 2002 graduate of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro with a bachelor's degree in agri-business. She is also a 2004 ASU graduate with a master's degree in agriculture and is a claims representative for Farm Bureau Insurance.

The prospective groom is the grandson of the late Joe and Doris Wilder and the late Thelma Dishong.

He is a 2001 Paragould High School graduate and is employed at Paragould Light, Water and Cable.

The couple will exchange vows on June 26 at 4 p.m. at the Main Street Church of Christ in Walnut Ridge. A reception will follow at the Lawrence County Meeting Room. The couple will honeymoon in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and will reside in Walcott.

All family and friends are invited to attend the wedding.

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Obituaries

David W. Bullard

David W. Bullard, 49, of Minturn, died May 21, 2010.

Born Nov. 29, 1960, in Walnut Ridge, he was a farmer and was of the Church of Christ belief.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert Elton and Elizabeth White Bullard.

Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Brenda Bullard; a son, Matt Bullard, Minturn; a daughter, Maegan Boyd and husband Blake, Walnut Ridge; two sisters, Connie Kissee, Walnut Ridge, and Nancy Eades, Clover Bend; and two brothers, Dennis Bullard and Noel Bullard, both of Minturn.

Graveside service was Monday at 10 a.m. at Lawrence Memorial Park with Robert Davis officiating. Bryan Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Joe Wilson, Tracey Henson, Barry Raby, Alan Williams, Ray Volner and Barry Allen. Honorary pallbearers were Donnie Morgan, Kenneth Gosha and Darrell Woods.

Memorials may be made to any children's charity.

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Norene Graddy

Norene Graddy, 93, of Walnut Ridge, died May 22, 2010, at her home.

She was a retired supervisor for RCA Television Manufacturing in Indianapolis and was a member of Main Street Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Oliver Lee and Minnie Brown Graddy; and three brothers, Chelsie Graddy, Kenneth Graddy and Wendell Graddy.

Survivors include two brothers, Warren Graddy, Hoxie, and Jerry Graddy, Florida; and a special friend, Auvern Whaley, Walnut Ridge.

Funeral was Tuesday at 2 p.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home with Rob Combs officiating. Burial was in Lawrence Memorial Park.

Pallbearers were Jason Brewer, Steve Graddy, Patrick Wyerick, Tad Terrell, Ben Black and Josh Graddy.

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W.S. Kendall

W.S. "Dub" Kendall, 85, of Batesville, died May 20, 2010, at Wood Lawn Nursing Home in Batesville.

Born Oct. 5, 1924, in Strawberry, he was the son of W.S. Sr. and Lena Goff Kendall. He retired as a regional vice-president for White River Production Credit Association after 32 years of service, working primarily in lending. He was also co-owner of Merle Norman Cosmetics and Kendall's Young Fashions in Batesville. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Central Avenue United Methodist Church in Batesville.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Willene Kendall; a brother, William Paul Kendall; and a sister, Beautohn Kendall Massey.

Survivors include a son, Mike Kendall, Batesville; four grandchildren, Dr. Brian Kendall, Karan Pierce, Tara Creighton and Haley Bunch; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Central Avenue United Methodist Church in Batesville with Rev. Paul Seay officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of Qualls Batesville Funeral Service.

Pallbearers were Mike Kendall, Brian Kendall, Fred Wann, Greg Nelson, Jimmy Ray Goff, Jeff Pierce, Shawn Wilkerson, David Wilkerson and Steve Coop.

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Eric Trace Marshall

Eric Trace Marshall, 18, of Siloam Springs, great-grandson of Aurora Trinidad of Walnut Ridge, died May 19, 2010, at Siloam Springs Memorial Hospital. Burial was Monday in Pine Log Cemetery at Brookland under the direction of Wasson Funeral Home of Siloam Springs.

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Dorothy Matthews

Dorothy Loretta Matthew, 84, of Imboden, died May 22, 2010, in Hot Springs.

Born in September 1925, she was the daughter of Dewey and Maggie Hill.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Olan Matthews, whom she married in 1945.

Survivors include a daughter, Susan Austin and husband Kim, Hot Springs; a brother, James Hill, Eureka Springs; a sister, Willene Walters, Leaksville, Miss.; and a granddaughter, Shellee Robbins.

A memorial service will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Imboden United Methodist Church with Rev. Bob McMillon officiating. Higginbotham Funeral Service has charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Imboden United Methodist Church, the Garland County Library or Arkansas Hospice.

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

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Charles Allen Story

Charles Allen Story, 66, of Hoxie, died May 18, 2010.

Born Oct. 9, 1943, in Frankford, Ind., he was a machinist and a U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of Oak Hill Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Junior and Myrtle Garrett Story.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Story; a son, Charles Story Jr., Rockford, Ill.; a brother, David Story, Indiana; a sister, Marsha Donaho, Frankford, Ind.; and a grandson, Aiden Story.

A private viewing was held Thursday at Bryan Funeral Home.

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