July 14, 2010 EditionAlso in this issue...
Paul and Vicki Goza of Walnut Ridge have announced the birth of a son on June 30, 2010, at St. Bernards Birthcare Center in Jonesboro. The baby weighed nine pounds, two ounces, and has been named Riley Jack Goza.
He has three cousins, Maddox Jean, five, and Mallie Jean, three, both of Walnut Ridge, and Oscar Riley, two, Oklahoma City, Okla.
Grandparents are David Tribble of Walnut Ridge, Jackie Shaw of Jonesboro, Ron Goza of Ash Flat and Nancy Riley of Oklahoma City. He is the great-grandson of Freeman "Jack" Tribble of Henderson, Winona Smith of Paragould, Elpha Murphy of Ash Flat and Opal Goza of Black Rock.
Michael Lee Hogan and Marissa Elise Baltz were united in marriage on May 22 in a nuptial mass at St. Paul Catholic Church in Pocahontas.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mitch Baltz of Powhatan and is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ron Faught of Mt. Pleasant and the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Baltz. She is the great-granddaughter of Elda Faught of Olathe, Kan.
She is a 2007 Pocahontas High School graduate and is a senior in the Arkansas State University nursing program. She is employed at St. Bernards Regional Hospital.
The groom is the son of Ronald Hogan and Judy Littleton and the grandson of Aldean Hogan and Gloria Lewis, all of Pocahontas.
He is a 2004 graduate of Pocahontas High School and is employed with Union Pacific Railroad.
The bride was given in marriage by her father. She wore a formal, strapless gown fashioned by a signature satin A-line bodice with an inverted V empire waist. The bodice, as well as the cathedral-length train, was designed with lace appliqus accented with sequins, crystals and bugle beads.
The fingertip veil featured a beaded scallop edge trimmed with beaded flowers and sequins. The bride also wore a tiara made of Swarovski crystals and pearls. She carried a bouquet of azalea pink and yellow roses accented with pearls.
Father John Marconi was the celebrant. Readers were Calista Patterson and Jillian Hogan. Nuptial music was presented by Dennis Holt, Pat Reynolds, vocalist; Janet Holt, organist; and Luke Holt, trumpet.
Kelly Alphin was the matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Elizabeth Bennett, Lindsey Sharp, Rebecca McQuay and Jillian Hogan. Flower girls were Elly Patterson and Hailey Hogan.
Marty Hogan, brother of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen were Ryan Thielemier, Jameson Carter, Daniel Hibbard and Josh Swann. Ushers were Aaron Baltz and Matthew Baltz, brothers of the bride.
Ashten Graves presided the bride's book table, and Sydney Patterson and Madalyn Hogan distributed wedding programs.
Following the wedding, a reception was held at the Rolling Hills Country Club in Pocahontas, hosted by the bride's parents.
The couple honeymooned in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, and now reside in Bono.
Darrell and Faye Pickney of Hoxie have announced the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Heather Lynn Pickney, to Daniel Lee Bradway, son of Kenneth and Dena Bradway of Jonesboro.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Agnes Pickney of Hoxie and the late Ralph Pickney, and the late John Sr. and Lucille Fears, who lived in Walnut Ridge.
She is a 2004 honor graduate of Nettleton High School and is a 2007 graduate of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. She is currently employed as a retail manager.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Bill and Mary Teague of Trumann and Lucille Bradway of Blytheville, the late Lyman Bradway and the late Pearl Bradway.
He is a 2002 Nettleton High School graduate and graduated from Arkansas State University at Marked Tree in 2005. He is a 2006 graduate of Black River Technical Center Law Enforcement Training Academy and is employed as a sergeant for the Gosnell Police Department.
The couple will exchange vows on Sept. 25 at 4 p.m. at Cornerstone United Methodist Church in Jonesboro. All family and friends are invited.
Lyman and Jekita Zolman of Arbyrd, Mo., have announced the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jessica RaeAnn Zolman, to Aaron Ethan Smith, son of Alan and Shirlene Smith of Strawberry.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Martin and LaVerne Davenport of Arbyrd, Mo., and the late Loyed and Irene Zolman.
She is a 2002 Southland High School graduate and graduated from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in middle school education.
She is enrolled in the graduate program at ASU and expects to graduate in December with a masters' degree in educational theory and practice. She is employed by Senath-Hornersville Schools and teaches high school mathematics.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Helen Allen of Saffell and the late Bovay Allen and Bonnie Smith of Strawberry and the late Johnny Smith.
He is a 1998 graduate of River Valley High School and attended Arkansas State University. He is employed as a retail technician.
The couple will exchange vows at the First Baptist Church in Senath, Mo., on July 31 at 3 p.m. A reception will follow the wedding.
All family and friends are invited to attend.
Roy H. Bailey, 76, of Evening Shade, brother of Sue Bristow of Lynn, died July 10, 2010, at his home. Burial was Tuesday in Evening Shade Cemetery under the direction of Qualls Funeral Home.
Joe Brandon, 68, of Black Rock, died July 6, 2010.
Born Dec. 6, 1941, at Eaton, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a television repairman. He was of the Protestant faith.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Aubrey and Lucy Brandon.
Survivors include three sons, John Brandon, Martin Brandon and Donald Brandon; a daughter, Dawn Vordell; a brother, Aubrey Brandon Jr.; three sisters, Charlene Clark, Audrey Meeks and Agnes Smith; 15 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Graveside service was Wednesday at Oak Forest Cemetery in Black Rock. Bob Neal & Sons Funeral Home of Brinkley had charge of arrangements.
An online guestbook is available at www.bobnealandsons.com.
Bobby Lynn Glass Sr., 74, of Imboden, died July 7, 2010, at Randolph County Nursing Home in Pocahontas.
Born Feb. 27, 1936, at Garland City, he was a longtime resident of Imboden. He owned and operated Glass & Sons Truck Stop near Black Rock for over 30 years before retiring in September 2009. He was also the longtime owner of Glass Trucking.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Wilson Sr. and Lola Mae Immella Glass; two brothers, Darrell Glass and James W. "Junior" Glass; and a sister, Bonnie Lacava.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Glass; three sons, Bob Glass Jr. and wife Karen, Imboden, Michael Glass and wife Lisa, Bono, and Tim Glass and wife Shelly, Fort Smith; three daughters, Barbara Meahan and husband Scott, St. Louis, Marsha Wagoner, Pocahontas, and Tracey Glass, Imboden; two sisters, Christine Ziegenhorn, Raymond, Iowa, and Glenda Glenn, Fisher; 12 grandchildren, Tiffany Lindner, Crystal Glass, Ashley Badgett, Tayna Earls, Andrea Brewer, Jannie McGrew, Kandice Wagoner, Randell Wagoner, Brianna Glass, Melissa DeMers, Elizabeth Seaman and Eric Meahan; and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral was Saturday at 11 a.m. at the First Assembly of God Church in Imboden with Michael Bradley and Jerry Clements officiating. Burial was in Hope Cemetery at Imboden under the direction of McNabb Funeral Home of Pocahontas.
Sandra Jean House, 64, of Austin, died July 9, 2010, at the HOSPICE Home Care of Little Rock.
Born Oct. 21, 1945, in Walnut Ridge, she was a homemaker, a financial advisor and was of the Protestant belief.
She was preceded in death by her father, Harold Suenkel; and a grandchild, Ronald Lee Mason III.
Survivors include her husband, Ronald House; three children, Ronald Mason, Fayetteville, James Mason, Cabot, and Meggin Ogle, East End; two stepchildren, Marc House, Alexander, and Jon House, Little Rock; her mother, Margaret Sharp, Jacksonville; a sister, Alice Justus, Hot Springs Village; two brothers, Garry Suenkel, Knoxville, Tenn., and Hank Suenkel, Richman, Texas; and six grandchildren.
Graveside service was Sunday at 2 p.m. at Lawrence Memorial Park with Chris McIlravy officiating. Bryan Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Rockefeller Cancer Institute of UAMS.
Dwain Lavelle Jarrett, 84, of Walnut Ridge, died July 12, 2010, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.
Born March 7, 1926, in Walnut Ridge, he was the son of Lewis and Gussie Watson Jarrett. He was a farmer and was the former owner of Turbo Brush in Hoxie. He was a World War II veteran and a member of United Free Will Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lola Jarrett; and two brothers, Howard Jarrett and Cliff Jarrett.
Survivors include his wife, Emma Willene Graham Jarrett, whom he married in 1972; two stepsons, Scott Hackworth and wife Patty, Cameron, N.C., and Bill Hackworth and wife Paula, Portia; two grandchildren, Brittney Barnett and Lisa Morgan; and three great-grandchildren.
Graveside service is Thursday at 11 a.m. at Clover Bend Cemetery with Bro. Glenn Smith officiating. Bryan Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers will be Scott Hackworth, Bill Hackworth, Arron Higginbotham, Dillon Pins and Terry Jarrett.
Visitation is tonight from 6-8 p.m.
John Paul Newcomb Jr., 60, of Walnut Ridge, died July 11, 2010.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran and had lived in Lawrence County the past 20 years. He worked at Cavenaugh as a lot attendant and was of the Baptist belief.
He was preceded in death by his father, John Newcomb Sr.
Suvivors include his wife, Donna Newcomb; two daughters, Alice Warkentin, Atwater, Calif., and Becky Statsmann, Los Angeles; his mother, Lois Schaefer; a brother, Jim Newcomb; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Graveside service is today at 10 a.m. at Lawrence Memorial Park with Derek Collins officiating. House-Gregg Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers will be Les Warkentin, Eddie Statsmann, Bobby Adkins, Randy Clements, Jim Booth and Bobby Collins. Honorary pallbearers will be Jeffery Clements, Justin Clements, Jordan Clements, Dean Cross, Chris Cross, Tony Adkins, Johnny Walker and Butch Harris.
Lane Wyatt Nichols, infant son of Robert and Melissa Troup Nichols of Brookland, died July 10, 2010.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his grandparents, Donnie and Karen Wiggins, Bill and Judy Nichols, Kim and Elizabeth Kingcade and Vernon and Shirley Troup; and his great-grandparents, Joyce Troup Canada, Oleta Kingcade and Betty Grabnick.
He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Charles and Nancy Hill, Papa and Mannaw, Billy and Susie Nichols, and Claude Kingcade; and an aunt, Lea Whaley.
Graveside service was Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Center Point Cemetery in Hazen with Allen Minton officiating. Emerson Funeral Home of Jonesboro had charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to ShareHope, 311 E. Matthews, Jonesboro, AR 72401.
An online guestbook is available at www.emersonfuneralhome.com.
Carma Rice, 79, of Walnut Ridge, died July 8, 2010, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro.
She was a homemaker and a retired teachers aide at the Walnut Ridge Middle School. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Walnut Ridge.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Levi Middleton and Roxie Jones Roberts Casteel.
Survivors include her husband, Vernon "Pete" Rice; two daughters, Nyoka Rogers, Ardmore, Okla., and Rhonda Davis, Fayetteville; a sister, Clarice Matthews, Nashville, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Jarrod Davis and Adam Davis; and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral was Saturday at 1 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Walnut Ridge with Rev. Steve Cook officiating. Burial was in Lawrence Memorial Park under the direction of House-Gregg Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Jarrod Davis, Adam Davis, Jerry Rogers, David Matthews, Ronald Davidson and Mack Archer.
Memorials may be made to the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House, 1148 E. Matthews, Jonesboro, AR 72401 or to First United Methodist Church, 214 S.W. Second Street, Walnut Ridge, AR 72476.
Robert Henry "Bob" Sisco, 61, of Pocahontas, died July 8, 2010, at Methodist Hospital in Memphis.
He was born June 7, 1949, in Walnut Ridge.
He was preceded in death by his father, Elmo Sisco.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Elizabeth Sisco; a son, Brandon Sisco and wife Kelli, Pocahontas; his mother, Alma Sisco, Pocahontas; three brothers, James Sisco and wife Joan, Fenton, Mo., Jerry Sisco and wife Georgia, Pocahontas, and Donald Sisco and wife Lynda, North Little Rock; and two grandchildren, Serena Sisco and Allana Sisco.
Funeral was Monday at 10 a.m. at McNabb Funeral Home in Pocahontas with Dick Riney officiating. Burial was in Randolph Memorial Gardens.
Janet Lea Stuart, 51, of Walnut Ridge, died July 10, 2010.
She was born March 7, 1959, in Flint, Mich.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Mark W. Stuart; her father, Charles Lovelady.
Survivors include a daughter, Sara Stuart, Jonesboro; a son, Zachary Stuart, Walnut Ridge; her mother, Sue Counts Lovelady, Walnut Ridge; a sister, Susan Logan, Columbus, Ga.; and a brother, John Lovelady, South Lyon, Mich.
A memorial service was held Tuesday at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Walnut Ridge with pastor Steve Cook officiating. Bryan Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 66, Walnut Ridge, AR 72476.
Etta Faye Teel, 73, of Walnut Ridge, died July 9, 2010, at her home.
A lifelong resident of Lawrence County, she was a homemaker and was of the Baptist belief.
She was preceded in death by her father, Troy Ingram.
Survivors include her husband, Bobby "Sonny" Teel; two sons, Kenny Teel, Walnut Ridge, and Dennis Teel, Cincinnati; her mother, Veda Bookout Ingram, Walnut Ridge; two sisters, Mary Spargo and Fran Barnes, both of Walnut Ridge; two brothers, Bob Ingram, Walnut Ridge, and Bill Ingram, Imboden; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral was Monday at 11 a.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home with Charles Hendrix officiating. Burial was in Austin Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Josh Barnes, Chad Goodwin, Pross Teel, Scott Hall, Richard Spargo and Jeff Spargo. Honorary pallbearers were Matt Teel, Matt Harper, Joel Teel and Steven Robertson.
Michael D. Whaley, 55, of Walnut Ridge, died June 29, 2010, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.
Born April 24, 1955, in Walnut Ridge, he was a truck driver and was of the Baptist belief.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Wayne and Mary Sue Hutson Whaley.
Survivors include two brothers, Reginald Whaley, Little Rock, and Scotty Whaley, California; two aunts, Norma Davis and Virginia Sparrow, both of Walnut Ridge; and a special friend, Kathy Bonner.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date by Bryan Funeral Home.
Shirley C. Williams, 72, of Black Rock, died July 12, 2010, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.
Born May 13, 1938, in Black Rock, she was a homemaker and a member of the New Life Full Gospel Church in Black Rock.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Rosemary; her parents, Cecil Curtis and Johnnie C. Woodson Meeks; a granddaughter, Rebecca; and four brothers.
Survivors include her husband, Billy Dean Williams, whom she married Sept. 1, 1960; four daughters, Tommie Richey, Black Rock, Cassie Kirk, Richmond, Calif., Becky Callahan, Portia, and Charlotte Croom, of the home; a son, Mike Williams, Brookland; a sister, Faye Shannon, Black Rock; five brothers, Frank Meeks, Curtis Meeks and Jim Meeks, all of Black Rock, Winston Meeks, Ravenden, and Billy Meeks, Powhatan; 14 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.
Funeral is Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at the New Life Full Gospel Church in Black Rock with Bro. Wayne Bryant officiating. Burial will be in Oak Forest Cemetery under the direction of Bryan Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Heath Richey, Jason Richey, Nathan Richey, Michael Croom, Ian Williams, Trevor Williams and Tyler Williams. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy McCarroll, Shawn King, Robbie Netrefa, Brandon Blackwell, Josh Callahan, Shelby Workman and Houston Netrefa.
Visitation will be tonight from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
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