August 18, 2010 Edition

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Emma Grace Darnell


Lee Ann Bowers Roy Cecil Broadway Janet Loretta Davis
Geraldine Snow Fuller Della Pauline Gressel Rosella Ann McDonald
Wanda P. Newell Everett Pinkston Lois May Schaefer
Dolly Schwartzentrub Leonard Wesle Thompson Mary Neoma VanWinkle
Frances Louise Watson Clarence Paul White


Emma Grace Darnell

Sean Thomas and Jill Erin Darnell of Little Rock have announced the birth of a daughter on Aug. 9, 2010, at UAMS Medical Center in Little Rock. The baby weighed six pounds, 10 ounces, and has been named Emma Grace Darnell.

Grandparents are Marlyn and Brenda Tate of Hoxie and Stefanie Darnell of Little Rock.

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Lee Ann Bowers

Lee Ann Collar Bowers, 46, of Georgia, formerly of Walnut Ridge, died Aug. 15, 2010, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Ga.

Born March 10, 1964, in Walnut Ridge, she was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include her husband, John E. Bowers; two daughters, Jessica Bowers and Anna Bowers, both of the home; a brother, Steve Collar and wife Debra, Jonesboro; three sisters, Jeannie Brewer and husband Rick, Black Rock, Ellen Guthrie, Little Rock, and Janna Lettis, Alpharetta, Ga.

Arrangements will be announced by Bryan Funeral Home.

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Roy Cecil Broadway

Roy Cecil Broadway, 67, of Cleveland, Texas, died Aug. 8, 2010, at his home.

Born May 11, 1943, in Imboden, he was a carpenter.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dallas and Meredith Broadway; and two brothers, Dallas "Jim" Broadway, and Scott Broadway.

Survivors include his wife, Kathryn Broadway; a daughter, Tracie Lowery, Rye, Texas; two sons, Roy Broadway II, Virginia, and James Broadway, Huntsville, Texas; a sister, Katherine Guilliams, Hoxie; a brother, Bob Broadway, Ravenden Springs; and five grandchildren.

Graveside service is today at 11 a.m. at Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Cemetery at Annieville. Higginbotham Funeral Service has charge of arrangements.

Visitation is today from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

An online guestbook is available at

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Janet Loretta Davis

Janet Loretta Davis, 66, died July 29, 2010.

Born Dec. 2, 1943, in Powhatan, she attended Williams Baptist College and graduated from Arkansas State University. She was employed by the state and local government in Arkansas. She retired in Dallas from a career with the federal government. She also served as librarian for Mountain Creek Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl F. Sr. and Flora Davis; three brothers, Larry Gordon Davis, Earl F. Davis Jr. and Harvey Gean Davis.

Survivors include a sister, Genelda Stewart; and a brother, J.W. "Jim" Davis.

A memorial service will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Black Rock Assembly of God Church.

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Geraldine Snow Fuller

Geraldine Snow Fuller, 89, of Walnut Ridge, died Aug. 16, 2010, at her home.

She taught school in Lawrence County for several years before moving to Michigan. She was retired from the Quaker Chemical Co. of Detroit, and returned to Arkansas in 1994.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George A. Fuller; her parents, Lee and Ella Duty Snow; and a brother, R. Max Snow.

Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Osterhout and husband Jack, Myrtle Beach, S.C.; a son, Jeffery M. Fuller Sr., Roseville, Mich.; a sister-in-law, Maggie K. Snow, Memphis; four grandchildren, Steven M. Nitz, Brian A. Nitz, Jeffery M. Fuller Jr. and Michelle R. Fuller; and a great-granddaughter.

Funeral and burial will be later in Detroit. Visitation was Tuesday evening at Bryan Funeral Home.

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Della Pauline McAdams Gressel

Della Pauline McAdams Gressel, 82, of Cave City, mother of Meta Cunningham of Saffell, died Aug. 13, 2010. Burial was Monday in Cedar Grove Cemetery at Floral under the direction of Jackson's Newark Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at

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Rosella Ann Chapps McDonald

Rosella Ann Chapps McDonald, 53, of Paragould, died Aug. 6, 2010, at St. Vincent's Hospital in Little Rock.

Born Nov. 6, 1956, in Fort Hood, Texas, she was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Addie Scholl Chapps.

Survivors include two sons, Shannon Mullins, Jonesboro, and Deannie Smith, Stateville, Ill.; two brothers, Albert Chapps, Imboden, and Franklin Eugene Chapps, Oklahoma; four sisters, Carol Rasmussen, Oklahoma, Linda Stafford, Strawberry, Beverly O'Barts, Possum Grape, and Minnie Dunahunne, Missouri; and three grandchildren.

Graveside service is today at 6 p.m. at Bakers Cemetery in Hardy with Floyd Rickard officiating. Higginbotham Funeral Service has charge of arrangements.

An online guestbook is available at

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Wanda P. Newell

Wanda P. Newell, 83, of Egypt, died Aug. 14, 2010, at Jonesboro Health Care.

Born May 30, 1927, she was the daughter of Harvey Broom and Dollie Davis Bobbitt. She was a retired housekeeping supervisor for St. Bernards and was of the Church of God belief.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George W. Newell Jr.; and a daughter, Lavon Newell McNabb.

Survivors include two sons, Russell Newell and wife Becky, Trumann, and Harvey Newell and wife Kay, Egypt; a brother, William Bobbitt; a sister, Vera Hammett; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home in Jonesboro with Jimmy Bobbitt officiating. Private burial will be in Nettleton Cemetery at a later date.

An online guestbook is available at

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Everett Pinkston

Everett Pinkston, 82, of Portia, died Aug. 12, 2010, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

Born July 11, 1928, in Sharp County, he was the son of David Wesley and Effie Audrey West Pinkston. He was the former owner and operator of Pinkston Automotive in Portia and Walnut Ridge. He was of the Baptist belief.

He was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Pinkston; a daughter, Tammy Robb; a brother, Ewell Pinkston; and a sister, Joycie Lee.

Survivors include his wife, Jean Barnhill Pinkston, whom he married Oct. 2, 1952; a son, Bob Pinkston, Paragould; three daughters, Paula Hackworth and husband Bill, Portia, Vicki Fowler, Paragould, and Sherri Mitchell and husband Tony, Maryland; a daughter-in-law, Sherry Pinkston, Lansing, Mich.; two sisters, Sybil White and Geraldine Cook, both of Portia; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Monday at 10 a.m. at Bryan Funeral Home with Rev. Don Winfrey officiating. Burial was in Oak Forest Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Blake Jamison, Aaron Fowler, Matt Crawford, Gary Barnhill, Bill Hackworth and Tony Mitchell. Honorary pallbearers were Dent White, Mark McMullen, Michael Durham, Robert Shelton, Gene Privett, Landon Jamison, Mart Penn, Adam Robb and Larry Tolbert.

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Lois May Schaefer

Lois May Schaefer, 82, of Walnut Ridge, died Aug. 11, 2010, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

Born Aug. 23, 1926, in Walnut Ridge, she was the daughter of Bentley and Flora Michael Cooprider. She was a homemaker and a member of Gethsemane Baptist Church in Walnut Ridge.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry F. Schaefer, whom she married Aug. 2, 1969, in Evansville, Ind.; a son, John Newcomb; and three sisters, Juanita Burton, Grace Walker and Beulah Foster.

Survivors include a son, James Newcomb, Evansville, Ind.; a daughter-in-law, Donna Newcomb, Walnut Ridge; a sister, Flois Collins, Walnut Ridge; four grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Graveside service is today at 1 p.m. at Tupman Cemetery in Evansville, Ind. Higginbotham Funeral Service has charge of arrangements.

An online guestbook is available at

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Dolly Dimple Schwartzentrub

Dolly Dimple Watson Schwartzentrub, 69, of Portia, died Aug. 12, 2010, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

Born July 1, 1941, in Trumann, she was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by a son, Harry Lee Schwartzentrub; her parents, Arvil and Ollie Watson; and a brother.

Survivors include two sons, Richard Lee Schwartzentrub Jr. and wife Henrietta, Tacoma, Wash., and Wesley Vernon Schwartzentrub, Ravenden Springs; five daughters, Loretta Rose and husband Calvin, Portia, Vera Parks and husband Donnie, Dolly Espana-Garcia and husband Deningo, and Donna Telliez and husband Cruz, all of Tacoma, Wash., and Latonia Schwartzentrub, Hot Springs; four brothers, Arlin Watson, Strawberry, Tony Watson and W.O. Watson, both of Saffell, and Gene Watson, Sulphur Rock; three sisters, Mary Lee Kendall, Cherry Valley, Barbara Burtcher, Sulphur Rock, and Pauline Keck, Cord; 16 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

The body was cremated. Private burial will be at a later date.

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Leonard Wesle Thompson

Leonard Wesle Thompson, 66, of Swifton, died Aug. 10, 2010.

Born Feb. 21, 1944, he was a Vietnam veteran and a member of the Swifton Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Everett and Donnie Thompson; and his grandparents, Herman and Sarah Thompson and John and Emma Bales.

Survivors include his wife, Marttina Thompson; a son, John Thompson, Bull Shoals; a daughter, Tonya Headden, Tuckerman; three brothers, E. Frank Thompson and wife Marilyn, Newport, Coyle Lee Thompson and wife Gloria, Jonesboro, and Kenny Thompson and wife Diana, Campbell Station; a sister, Brenda Holt and husband Bobby, Swifton; three grandchildren, Summer Bradley, Braxton Thompson and Selena Thompson.

Funeral was Friday at 2 p.m. at the Swifton Church of Christ with Mac Ballard officiating. Burial was in Watson Cemetery under the direction of Dillinger Funeral Home of Newport.

Pallbearers were Braxton Thompson, Summer Bradley, Rick McQuire, Donnie Shultz, Bobby Holt, Dave Hotchkiss, John Thompson, Matthew Thompson and Martin Thompson.

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Mary Neoma VanWinkle

Mary Neoma VanWinkle, 88, died Aug. 1, 2010.

Born Oct. 6, 1921, at Paul's Switch, she was the daughter of Walter and Cora Medsker Dunham. She had lived in Indiana for 20 years before returning to Arkansas in 1971. She was a member of New Life Full Gospel Church at Black Rock and the DAV Ladies Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clay VanWinkle; her stepmother, eight brothers and four sisters.

Survivors include a daughter, Margaret "Maggie" Ratliff and husband Truel; a stepson, John Shoemaker and wife Patty; three sisters, Ethel Lawson, Sally VanWinkle and Clara Keech and husband Wyatt; three grandchildren, Rhonda Neiswander, James Dean and Glen Shoemaker; and three great-grandchildren.

A celebration of her life will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Home. Burial will be in Old Union Cemetery.

Visitation is Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of the service.

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Frances Louise Watson

Frances Louise Watson, 74, of Walnut Ridge, died Aug. 17, 2010, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

Born Sept. 24, 1935, in Ohio, she worked at Deer Creek Lodge for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frances Lawrence Watson; two sons, Johnny Watson and Jimmy Watson; and her parents, Robert and Myrtle King.

Survivors include two daughters, Diane Watson and Ellen Watson, both of Walnut Ridge; two sons, Mack Watson, Jonesboro, and Frank Watson, South Carolina; eight grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Graveside service is Friday at 2 p.m. at Lawrence Memorial Park with Rev. Wade Drury officiating. Higginbotham Funeral Service has charge of arrangements.

Visitation will be Friday from 1 p.m. until time to depart for the cemetery.

An online guestbook is available at

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Clarence Paul White

Clarence Paul White, 90, of Imboden, formerly of Manila, died Aug. 14, 2010, at Walnut Ridge Nursing and Rehab.

Born in Walnut Ridge, he was the son of R.T. and Minnie Ann Shride White. He was a World War II veteran of the Army Air Corps and was a retired farmer and electrician. He had been a longtime resident of the Manila area before moving to Imboden 12 years ago. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Imboden.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Matthews White, in 2004; an infant son, James Paul White; five brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include two sons, Dr. Jackie White and wife Kay, Imboden, and Joey White and wife Jan, Grandview, Texas; a brother, Jewel White, Silsbee, Texas; and two granddaughters, Charlotte Franks and Rebekah White.

Funeral was Monday at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Imboden with Rev. Bob McMillon officiating. Burial was in Monette Cemetery under the direction of Howard Funeral Service of Manila.

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