December 15, 2010 Edition

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Tinsley Paige Howard Ryder Scott McEntire Elise Marie McNutt


Gary Wayne Baney Mildred Jones Fair Terry Lynn Henderson
Debra Jean Hester Larry Horton Bill King
Mary C. Ramsey Virgil J. Wilson


Tinsley Paige Howard

Robert and Tracy Howard of Lynn have announced the birth of a daughter, born Nov. 24, 2010, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro. The baby weighed seven pounds, seven ounces and has been named Tinsley Paige Howard.

She has three siblings, Chelsey, 17, Courtney, 15, and Holden, 21 months.

Grandparents are Linda Hoggard of Strawberry and the late Jerry Hoggard and Gerald and Betty Howard of Lynn. She is the great-granddaughter of Mary Beth Mize and Jesse Hoggard, both of Strawberry.

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Ryder Scott McEntire

Scott and Robyn McEntire of Lynn have announced the birth of a son, born on Dec. 7, 2010 at Harris Hospital in Newport.

The baby weighed six pounds, nine ounces, and has been named Ryder Scott McEntire. He has one older brother, Dillon.

Grandparents are Sonny and Debbie McEntire and Karen Cameron, all of Walnut Ridge, and Frank and Joyce Brewer of Strawberry.

Geneva McEntire of Walnut Ridge is the great-grandmother.

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Elise Marie McNutt

Cody and Sally McNutt of Louisville, Ky., have announced the birth of a daughter, born on Nov. 1, 2010.

The baby has been named Elise Marie McNutt and has one older sister, Laine Elizabeth, two.

Grandparents are David and Stacy McNutt of West Memphis and Mike and Linda Holtgrewe of Williamstown, W. Va.

Great-grandparents are Rosie and Helen Foley and Juanita McNutt, all of Walnut Ridge.

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Gary Wayne Baney

Gary Wayne Baney, 63, of Jonesboro, died Dec. 11, 2010, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

Born March 29, 1947, in Alicia, he lived in Jonesboro most of his life. He was a retired carpenter.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lemon and Glenna George Baney.

Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Vickey Baney; a son, Bryan Baney, Jonesboro; a daughter, Kim Maxwell, Jonesboro; three brothers, Bob Baney, Ward, and John Baney and Carroll Baney, both of Jonesboro; two sisters, Virginia Haag, Ottumwa, Iowa, and Janice McMasters, Melbourne; and a grandson, Tyler Maxwell.

Funeral was Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Emerson Funeral Home in Jonesboro with Rev. Don Vuncannon officiating. Burial was in Strangers Home Cemetery at Alicia.

Pallbearers were Scott Baney, Theron Baney, Aaron Baney, Jeff Baney, Bryan Helton and Mark Whitmire. Honorary pallbearers were Teddy Hall, Steve Johnson and Bobby Carr.

Memorials may be made to the New Hope Baptist Church Building Fund, 1021 New Hope Lane, Jonesboro, AR 72404.

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Mildred Jones Fair

Mildred Jones Fair, 94, of Pocahontas, died Dec. 10, 2010, at Pocahontas Healthcare and Rehab.

Born Aug. 30, 1916, in Black Rock, she was the daughter of John Jefferson and Margaret Billings Watts Jones. She was a graduate of Black Rock High School.

She had a 31-year career with the U.S. Postal Service, working as a postal clerk in Black Rock, Brinkley and Pocahontas, retiring from the Pocahontas Post Office in 1971. She had been a member of First Baptist Church of Pocahontas for more than 50 years, with 21 of those being the teacher of the Mary-Martha Adult Ladies Sunday school class.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eldon Fair, in 2002, whom she married Feb. 22, 1940, in Pocahontas; two brothers; three sisters; and a daughter-in-law, Billie Sue Ray Fair.

Survivors include a son, Wayne Fair and wife Margaret, Pocahontas; a brother, Harlon Jones, Georgetown, Texas; a grandson, Steve Fair; and a great-grandson.

No services are scheduled. McNabb Funeral Home of Pocahontas has charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 511 Church St., Pocahontas, AR 72455 or to Williams Baptist College, P.O. Box 3736, Walnut Ridge, AR 72476.

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Terry Lynn Henderson

Terry Lynn Henderson, 44, of Bono, formerly of Newport, died Dec. 9, 2010, in Jonesboro.

Born Nov. 30, 1966, in Newport, he was a 1985 graduate of Newport High School and graduated from Williams Baptist College in 2009 with a degree in music education. He worked as a real estate agent for Crye-Leike Realty and as a bus driver for the Westside School District in Jonesboro.

He was a member of the Jonesboro Board of Realtors, the National Education Association and Mu Phi Epsilon. He was a member of Walnut Street Baptist Church in Jonesboro, where he was active in the choir and Sunday school.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Gene and Ruth Henderson Odom.

Survivors include his wife, Sonya Gregory Henderson; a son, Austin Bradley Henderson, Hoxie; four daughters, Hillary Shea Henderson, Janna Gail Henderson, Hannah Lauren Henderson and Jennifer Taryn Henderson, all of Hoxie; a sister, Anna Bowen and husband Jerry, Jacksonport; and his father, Leon Henderson.

Funeral was Saturday at 2 p.m. at Jackson's Newport Funeral Home. Burial was in Watson Cemetery.

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Debra Jean Hester

Debra Jean Hester, 60, of Brookland, formerly of Walnut Ridge, died Dec. 11, 2010, at her home.

Born Nov. 18, 1950, in Walnut Ridge, she was the daughter of J.Q. and Martha McMullen McCall. She was a former factory employee and of the Baptist belief.

Survivors include two daughters, Kimberly Davidson and husband J.D., Jonesboro, and Melinda Bern, Virginia; two sisters, Bonnie Hendon and husband Ronald, Bono, and Rickie McCall Moody, Brookland; six grandchildren, Brooke Grisham, Jacob Bern, T.J. Bern, Ashley Bern, Nicki Olson and Elijah Bern; a great-granddaughter and one on the way.

Visitation is today from 6-8 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Home.

No services are planned.

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Larry Horton

Larry Waymond Horton, 66, of the Evergreen community, died Dec. 13, 2010.

Born Dec. 31, 1943, in Newport, he retired last year from B.B. Vance/Nabholz Construction after 40 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Waymond Lee and Mary Maxine Horton; a brother, Melvin Lee Horton; and a grandson, Justin Michael Horton.

Survivors include his wife, Donna Diane Hibbs Horton, whom he married Aug. 31, 1963; a son, Terry Horton and wife Mary, Black Rock; a daughter, Cynthia Aaron and husband Keith, Black Rock; four grandsons, Derek Horton, Hunter Horton, Jason Aaron and Nathaniel Aaron; and three great-granddaughters.

Funeral is today at 2 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Home with Bros. Leonard Hensley and Marion Stringer officiating. Burial will be in Old Military Cemetery near Sedgwick.

Pallbearers will be Bob Brown, Lee Smith, Earl Brakin, Perry Gray, David Vance and Scott Sherman.

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Bill King

Bill King, 72, of Menahga, Minn., formerly of Sedgwick and Mountain Home, died Dec. 8, 2010, in Menahga.

Born Feb. 11, 1938, in Bono, he graduated from Hoxie High School in 1955 and was a retired Arkansas State Trooper.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward King and Edith Chapman King Stafford; and a brother, Tony King.

Survivors include his wife, Diane King; a daughter, Sherri King Benton and husband Marc, Reston, Va.; a sister, Janet King Latham and husband Joe, Imboden; and two grandchildren, Jaclyn and Wil.

The body was cremated. No services are planned.

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Mary C. Ramsey

Mary C. Marshall Ramsey, 76, of Vevay, Ind., died Dec. 8, 2010, at Norton Hospital in Louisville, Ky.

Born Nov. 19, 1934, in Walnut Ridge, she was the daughter of Lester C. Sr. and Jessie J. Sharp Marshall. She spent her early life in Arkansas before moving to Anderson, Ind., at a young age. She graduated from Anderson High School in 1953.

She worked for Delco-Remey in Anderson from 1953 to 1968. She and her husband opened Ramsey's Grocery in Center Square and Mary operated the daily operation for five years. She then worked for 20 years as a cementer for U.S. Shoe Corporation in Vevay, Ind. She then worked for five years as a certified nursing assistant at Swiss Villa Living Center in Vevay. After retirement, she continued to volunteer at Swiss Villa for several years.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Lester C. Marshall Jr.

Survivors include her husband, George D. Ramsey, whom she married Jan. 19, 1957, in Anderson; three daughters, Kim Fornash, Madison, Ind., Terri Wright and husband Terry, Jonesboro, and Tanya Pike and husband Billy, Bennington, Ind.; a son, Eddie Ramsey, Madison, Ind.; 10 grandchildren, Eric, Brett, Aaron, Krystal, Matt, Tamara, Stacey, Amanda, Sydney and Will; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Saturday at 3 p.m. at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, Ind., with Bro. Don Truesdell officiating. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Switzerland County Community Foundation.

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Virgil J. Wilson

Virgil J. "J.R." Wilson, 64, of Hoxie, died Dec. 8, 2010, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

Born Jan. 1, 1947, he was a farmer.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Glenda Wilson Davison; and his parents, Virgil and Louise Britt Wilson.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Ann Wilson, whom he married in 1980 in Walnut Ridge; two daughters, Betty Gail Kirby and Crystal Kunkel; two sons, Bobby Wilson and Junior Ray Wilson; four sisters, five brothers, 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Monday at 2 p.m. at Higginbotham Funeral Service with Bro. Ted Shields officiating. Burial was in Strangers Home Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Charles E. Wilson, Ricky Wilson, Charles D. Wilson, Devan Kirby, Clarence Kunkel and Spencer Wilson.

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