August 25, 2010 Edition

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Mabel Alls Lea Ann Bowers James Lavern Burnside
Remington Dulaney Julie Humphreys Patricia Roseanne McVey
Mary Neoma VanWinkle Iola Jane Willfond


Mabel Alls

Mabel Alls of Grand Blanc, Mich., formerly of Lawrence County, died Aug. 18, 2010.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jake Alls, in 1999, whom she married in 1941.

Survivors include a son, John Alls and wife Vickie, Dyersburg, Tenn.; two daughters, Norma McIntosh, Grand Blanc, Mich., and Pam Allison and husband Steve, New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; a brother, Virgil Lynch, Imboden; four sisters, Isophene Glenn and husband Brooks, Walnut Ridge, Clara Wise and husband Max, Conway, and Shirley Matthews and Angie Gyngard, both of Taylor Ridge, Ill.; five grandchildren, Derrick Alls, Shannon McIntosh, Suzanne McIntosh, Shaun O'Connor and Ryan O'Connor; and four great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Dry Creek Cemetery under the direction of Bryan Funeral Home.

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Lea Ann Bowers

Lea 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.

She was preceded in death by her father, Carl Collar.

Survivors include her husband, John E. Bowers, whom she married Feb. 28, 1987; two daughters, Jessica Bowers and Anna Bowers, both of the home; her mother, Virginia Kreis Collar, Elizabeth; 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.

Funeral was Saturday at 11 a.m. at Bryan Funeral Home with Rev. Gary Wise officiating. Burial was in Lawrence Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to the Lea Ann Bowers Scholarship Fund, in care of Regions Bank, 212 W. Walnut, Walnut Ridge, AR 72476.

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James Lavern Burnside

James Lavern Burnside, 58, of Pocahontas, died Aug. 21, 2010.

Born Aug. 9, 1952, in Newport, he was a 1970 graduate of Clover Bend High School. He was an owner-operator truck driver for more than 30 years.

He was preceded in death by his father, Carl Ray Burnside; a sister, Sarah Burnside; and his grandparents.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy Burnside; three sons, Todd Burnside, Hoxie, and Tanner Burnside and Brandon Burnside, both of Pocahontas; three daughters, Rhonda Kildow, Bono, Rene Palmer, Pocahontas, and Carla Brown, Fayetteville; his mother, Marjorie Burnside, Clover Bend; five brothers, Doug Burnside, Shreveport, La., Gary Burnside, Cardwell, Mo., Paul Burnside and Terry Burnside, both of Walnut Ridge, and Harold Burnside, Paragould; five sisters, Judy Hoffmeister, Luling, Texas, Brenda Johnston, Cherokee Village, Wilma Simms, Forrest City, Wanda Burnside, Shreveport, La., and Malinda Burnside, Pocahontas; 15 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Funeral is today at 2 p.m. at McNabb Funeral Home in Pocahontas with James Coker and Randy Lingenfelter officiating. Burial will be in Wells Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Eddie Palmer, Doug Burnside, Gary Burnside, Paul Burnside, Terry Burnside and Harold Burnside.

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Remington Cady Bleu Dulaney

Remington Cady Bleu Dulaney, six-month-old daughter of Joe and Victoria Ward Dulaney of Alicia, died Aug. 16, 2010.

She was born Feb. 8, 2010, in Paragould.

She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Della Mae Ward, Boyce Harold Dulaney, and John and Cora Girard.

In addition to her parents, survivors include a brother, Briton Ward, of the home; her grandparents, Kenneth and Glenda Dulaney, Hoxie, Jerry Ward, Alicia, and Leslie Burns, Tulsa, Okla.; and her great-grandparents, Lex Ward, Hoxie, Jennie Dulaney, Portia, Joe Ferguson, Walnut Ridge, and Joyce Hoffman, Paragould.

Graveside service was Friday at 10 a.m. at Markham Cemetery, near Egypt, with Alvin Lewis officiating. Bryan Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Rylee Lewis, Levi Lewis, Hunter Flippo and Chase Flippo. Honorary pallbearers were the members of the teen class at Arbor Grove Free Will Baptist Church.

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Julie Louise Shultz Humphreys

Julie Louise Shultz Humphreys, 56, of Hardy, mother of Matthew Shaft of Swifton, died Aug. 18, 2010, at Arkansas Hospice in Little Rock. Graveside service was Saturday at 11 a.m. at Lee's Chapel Cemetery near Sandtown. Higginbotham Funeral Service of Hardy had charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at

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Patricia Roseanne McVey

Patricia Roseanne McVey, 49, of Walnut Ridge, died Aug. 22, 2010, at her home.

She had lived in Randolph County before moving to Walnut Ridge five years ago. She had worked at McGee and was a homemaker. She was of the Presbyterian belief.

She was preceded in death by her parents, W.C. and Kathleen Jones.

Survivors include her husband, James O. McVey; four daughters, Tammy Smith, Marion, Susan Hauge, Walnut Ridge, Trisha Whitworth, Benton, and Shannon Hitchcock, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.; four sisters, Diane Chesser and Susan Jones, both of Alicia, Judy Fears, Walnut Ridge, and Terry Robinett, College City; and two grandchildren.

The body was cremated.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Arnold Cemetery, near Swifton, with Debbie Spangler officiating. House-Gregg Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

No visitation is planned.

Memorials may be made to a local animal shelter or the ASPCA, 1-800-628-0028.

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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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Iola Jane Willfond

Iola Jane Cook Willfond, 83, of Hoxie, died Aug. 18, 2010, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

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

Survivors include two sons, Max Allen Willfond and wife Becky, Walnut Ridge, and Charles Willfond and wife Beth, Hoxie; four daughters, Sandra Gray and husband Don, and Carolyn Teel and husband Roger, all of Walnut Ridge, Peggy Dawson and husband Jerry, Powhatan, and Coressa Fry and husband Mark, Hoxie; a sister, Ruth Warner, Walnut Ridge; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Saturday at 10 a.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home with Marion Stringer, Roy Schanda and Martin Allen officiating. Burial was in Arnold Cemetery near Swifton.

Pallbearers were Hunter Overall, Judy Eldridge, Pete Shout, Matt Smith, Brandon Cissell and Mike Gray.

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