October 27, 2010 EditionAlso in this issue...
Rob and Jancey Hutcherson of Little Rock have announced the birth of a daughter, born Oct. 15, 2010.
The baby weighed six pounds, six ounces, and has been named Taylor Kate Hutcherson. She has twin older sisters, Ryan Grace and Sophie Reese, age two.
Grandparents are Sandy Nelson of Laguna Beach, Calif., Jerry Sheats of Baytown, Texas, and Bob and Paula Hutcherson of Walnut Ridge. Pauline Howard of Walnut Ridge is the great-grandmother.
LA and April Jones of Smithville have announced the birth of a son, born Oct. 16, 2010, at NEA Baptist in Jonesboro.
The baby weighed seven pounds, eight ounces, and has been named Jackson Garrett Jones. He has one brother, Trevor.
Grandparents are Larry and Judy Jones of Smithville and David and Mary Bagwell of Pocahontas.
Great-grandfather is Carl Anderson.
Royce and Angela Smith of Jonesboro announced the birth of their first child, a daughter, born Oct. 20, 2010, at NEA Baptist in Jonesboro.
The baby weighed six pounds, 10 ounces, and has been named Jessie Joleen Smith.
Grandparents are Charles and Patricia Agee and Joe and Vivian Smith, all of Jonesboro.
Great-grandparnets are Marie Kimbrell of Jonesboro and Martha Smith of Walnut Ridge.
Mary Lee Clements, 69, of Walnut Ridge, died Oct. 21, 2010.
Born July 5, 1941, at Light, she worked as a cake decorator at Harps for over 20 years. She was of the Baptist belief.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jewel and Hazel Smith; and a brother, Robert Leroy Smith.
Survivors include her husband, Rudolph Clements; a son, Charles Clements and wife Ronda, Walnut Ridge; a daughter, Cindy Land and husband Dennis, Pocahontas; four sisters, Jewellette Robertson, Heber Springs, Emma Charline Blann, Texas, Hazel Ruth Leonard, Ravenden, and Edna Jane Bailey, Ravenden Springs; two brothers, John Ben Smith and Luther Lavon Smith, both of Lone Oak; three grandsons, Jeff Clements, Justin Clements and Jordan Clements; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral was Monday at 10 a.m. at Bryan Funeral Home with Bros. Mark Smith and Mark Harris officiating. Burial was in Lone Oak Cemetery near Smithville.
Pallbearers were Christopher Todd Gilliam, John Anthony Smith, Ronny Lynn Bailey, Ben Shettles, Luther Smith and Tim Booth. Honorary pallbearers were Steven Gilliam and Robert Blann.
Flowrene Osburn Dickison, 84, of Strawberry, died Oct. 25, 2010, at the Cave City Nursing Home.
Born Nov. 5, 1925 she was the daughter of Oscar and Jettie Mullen Osburn. She was retired from General Tire.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Gertie Sue Huskey and a great- granddaughter, Kristina Marie Narramore.
Survivors include three daughters, Ophelia Dickison of Strawberry, Beverly Dickison of Crown Point, Ind., Debra Jones and husband Michael of Indianapolis; a son, Terry Dickison and wife Cara of Calamine; 11 grandchildren, Cherie Narramore, Terie Shipman, Kerie MacDowell, Christopher Jones, Adam Malowski, Tom Jones, Sarah Mann, Amanda Cannon, Zachary Dickison, Brenn Dickison and Robert Jones and 14 great-grandchildren.
Funeral is Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Lancaster Cemetery in Jesup under the direction of Higginbotham Funeral Service.
Visitation is today from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home in Walnut Ridge.
Paul Leon "P.J." Johnson Sr., 70, of Johnston City, Ill., died Oct. 17, 2010, at his home.
Born Sept. 14, 1940, in Alicia, he was a retired truck driver for Wilson Asphalt. He was a member of the Lake Creek Masonic Lodge #729 of Johnston City, and the Shedd Full Gospel Church in Crab Orchard, Ill.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hubert and Beulah Hamilton Johnson; a sister, Joyce Haigwood; a brother, Hubert "Buck" Johnson; and his grandparents, Wes and Ann Hamilton.
Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Kathy Ellis Johnson, whom he married Aug. 17, 1974; four sons, Mark Johnson, Calera, Okla., and Doug Johnson and wife Shannon, Rodney Johnson and wife Karen and Paul "P.J." Johnson Jr. and wife Tonia, all of Johnston City, Ill.; three sisters, Virginia Lee and husband Robert E., Antwerp, Ohio, Margie Hodges and husband Harold, Alicia, and Edith Anderson, Judsonia; 12 grandchildren, Kellie Johnson, Drew Imhoff, Zachary Johnson, Bradie Oslager, Colton Johnson, Maddie Johnson, Jade Imhoff, Alli Friedline, Nicole Johnson, Peyton Johnson, Trey Johnson and J.P. Gillespie; and a great-grandchild.
Funeral was Wednesday, Oct. 20, at 11 a.m. at Pyle Funeral Home in Johnston City, Ill., with pastor Don Travelstead officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Cemetery in Johnston City.
Memorials may be made to the Shedd Full Gospel Church or to Hospice of Southern Illinois.
Carl R. McDaniel, 74, of Jackson, Tenn., died Oct. 21, 2010.
Born Nov. 8, 1935, in Arkansas, he was the son of the late Lemuel and Beulah Mae McDaniel.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Peggy Ramsey McDaniel; a daughter, Sandy Hurley and husband Terry, Russell, Ill.; two sons, Kirby McDaniel and wife Sharon, Wadsworth, Ill., and Michael McDaniel and wife Teresa, Jackson, Tenn.; two sisters, Stella Joseph and Genell Cook, both of Arkansas; a brother, Tilman McDaniel, Iowa; eight grandchildren, Samantha McDaniel, Kegan McDaniel, Christine McDaniel, Austin McDaniel, Ryan Hurley, Zachary Hurley, Hayden West and Logan West.
Funeral was Sunday at 2 p.m. at the George A. Smith and Sons North Chapel in Jackson, Tenn., with Bruce Hussy officiating. Burial was in Hopewell Cemetery at Medina, Tenn.
Odis W. Perkey, 88, of Cave City, grandfather of Brandi Johnson of Strawberry, died Oct. 24, 2010, at his home. Funeral will be today at 2 p.m. at Qualls Funeral Home in Cave City, with burial in the Cave City Cemetery.
Ronald Carlton "Ron" Smith, 68, of Bono, died Oct. 11, 2010, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro.
Born April 13, 1942, in Pocahontas, he worked for Quebecor Inc. of Jonesboro and was of the Assembly of God faith.
He was preceded in death by his father, Carl Smith; and three brothers, Don Smith, Victor Smith and Rick Smith.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Goodson Smith; a son, Neil Smith, Bono; a daughter, Kim Clark, Bono; his mother, Snow White McCoy; two brothers, Rob Smith, Cherokee Village, and Mike Smith, Jonesboro; a sister, Belinda Williams, Trumann; two grandchildren, Kristin Clark and Brittany Daniel and husband Shawn; and a great-granddaughter, Emma Daniel.
A memorial service was held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Freedom Center, 1717 Hasbrook Road in Jonesboro, with Doug Hobbs and Anthony and Sheree Strickland officiating. Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House, 1148 E. Matthews, Jonesboro, AR 72401.
An online guestbook is available at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.
Michael D. Thatch, 45, of Pocahontas, died Oct. 22, 2010, in Randolph County.
Born May 17, 1965, in Pocahontas he was the son of Jim and Bonnie Thatch.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Kelly Thatch.
Survivors include a sister, Laveida Jones, Pocahontas; a niece, Michelle Jones, and a nephew, Michael Jones.
A graveside service is Friday at Antioch Cemetery near the Hamil Community in Randolph County.
House-Gregg Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
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