June 01, 2011 Edition

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Births

Piper Langley Beary Jazlyn Leighann Broadway Lexie Rain Lewis
Barrett Jay Madden Michael Anthony Truitt

Weddings/Engagements

Cook ~ Tenneson Doyle ~ Durham Potter ~ Logan

Obituaries

Olen Brandaberry William Edward Lakey John Daniel Sellers
Patsy Stooksberry Lee Taylor

Births

Piper Langley Beary

Jeremy and Melissa Beary of Powhatan have announced the birth of a daughter on May 5, 2011, at White River Medical Center in Batesville.

The baby weighed seven pounds, 10 ounces, and has been named Piper Langley Beary.

She has five older siblings, Destyni Caldwell, 13, Danielle Beary, 12, Sara Beary, 11, Hannah Beary, seven, and Morgan Beary, two.

Grandparents are Rick and Pat Davis of Flippin, Lynne Rowland and Kenny Vaira of Black Rock and Leroy and Helen Beary of Powhatan.

She is the great-granddaughter of Harold and Mildred Davis of Pocahontas and Bill Mullen Sr. of Walnut Ridge.

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Jazlyn Leighann Broadway

Joey and Jennifer Broadway of Walnut Ridge have announced the birth of their first child, a daughter, born May 20, 2011, at St. Bernards Birthcare Center in Jonesboro.

The baby weighed seven pounds, six ounces, and has been named Jazlyn Leighann Broadway.

Grandparents are Marvin and Laura Cook of Walnut Ridge, Richard Roacho of California and Wayne and Lucy Broadway of Pocahontas.

She is the great-granddaughter of Paul and Frances Roacho and Kip McCombs, all of California, and Geraldine Stayton, Mae Broadway and London and Wanda Broadway, all of Pocahontas.

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Lexie Rain Lewis

Jeremy and Jennifer Lewis of Walnut Ridge have announced the birth of a daughter on May 10, 2011, at St. Bernards Birthcare Center in Jonesboro.

The baby weighed six pounds, 14 ounces, and has been named Lexie Rain Lewis.

She has three older brothers, Hunter Henry, six, Riley Henry, four, and Jaxon Henry, two.

Grandparents are Linda Hurst of Hoxie and the late Silas Hurst and the late Jackie Lewis, who lived in Walnut Ridge. She is the great-granddaughter of Willie Tyler of Walnut Ridge.

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Barrett Jay Madden

Chris and Laura Madden of Jonesboro have announced the birth of a son on May 16, 2011, at St. Bernards Birthcare Center in Jonesboro.

The baby weighed seven pounds, two ounces, and has been named Barrett Jay Madden.

He has an older sister, Grace Madden, who is four.

Grandparents are Bill and Sarah Davis and Ruthie Madden, all of Walnut Ridge, Mike and Sue Kennemer of Hendersonville, Tenn., and Randy Madden and Evelyn Hardin of Bloomfield, Mo.

He is the great-grandson of Rita McGinnis of Hoxie, Alice Gregory of Piggott and Rosa Lee Kennemer of Texarkana, Texas. Great-great-grandparents are Ozella McGinnis of Hot Springs Village and Isabel Cochran of Piggott.

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Michael Anthony Truitt

Jared and Lauren Truitt of Jonesboro have announced the birth of a son on April 18, 2011, at St. Bernards Birthcare Center in Jonesboro.

The baby weighed seven pounds, 12 ounces, and has been named Michael Anthony Truitt.

He has a brother, Brandin, who is two.

Grandparents are Chris and Michelle Leggett of Jonesboro and Jerry and Trisha Truitt of Powhatan.

He is the great-grandson of Ricky and Kathy Alberda of Powhatan and Don and Nina Truitt of Black Rock.

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Weddings/Engagements

Cook ~ Tenneson

Michella Beth Cook and Gabriel Michael Tenneson, both of Springfield, Mo., have announced their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

Michella is the daughter of Rev. Steve Cook of Walnut Ridge and Virginia Graves Cook of Hot Springs. Gabe is the son of Dr. Michael and Cheryl Tenneson of Springfield, Mo.

The couple will be married in a ceremony set for 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, at Central Assembly of God in Springfield.

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Doyle ~ Durham

Billy and Lana Doyle of Denton announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Breanna Paige Doyle, to Dustin Edward Durham, son of Eddie and Melissa Durham of Strawberry.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Tim and Mary Nunnally and Van and Janice Doyle, all of Lynn.

She is a 2009 Hillcrest High School graduate and is a student at William Baptist College in Walnut Ridge.

The groom is the grandson of Dennis and Pam Bagwell of Pocahontas, Kathy Mize of Smithville and Edward and Geneva Durham of Saffell and the great-grandson of Bernice Bagwell of Pocahontas, Barbara Mize of Lynn and Tressie Houchin of South Haven, Mich.

He is a 2008 Hillcrest High School graduate and a 2009 ASU High Voltage Lineman graduate. He is employed with Echo Power Lines of Echo, La.

The couple will exchange vows June 13 in Estes Park, Colo., and will return home for a reception on June 18 at 6 p.m. at the Smithville Community Center. All family and friends are invited.

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Potter ~ Logan

Katie Logan became the bride of Michael Potter in a double-ring ceremony solemnized Saturday, May 7, at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Walnut Ridge.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Scott Logan of Walnut Ridge. The bridegroom is the son of Josephine Potter of Walcott and the late Paul Mack Potter.

Rev. Steve Cook of Walnut Ridge performed the ceremony. Sue Brand provided the nuptial music on the organ. Ben Brand played the guitar and sang "Making Memories of Us" and "I Won't Let Go." Ginger Bibb also sang "In This Very Room" and was accompanied by Sue Brand on the piano.

The bride's parents gave her in marriage. She wore a strapless formal hand embroidered white gown accented with tiny white pearls and featuring a long flowing train. Her veil was edged with tiny pearls and was accompanied by a tiara accented with pearls. Katie carried a bouquet of white roses and pink Gerber daisies.

Attendants for the bride and groom were Crystal Warden of Walnut Ridge and Clint Potter of Paragould, cousin of the groom. Ushers were Jeff Shirley, James Hymas, Zach Beliew and Shawn Templeton.

The wedding reception followed at the church's fellowship hall.

The couple reside in Jonesboro. The bride is employed by Bank of America as a personal banker in Jonesboro, while pursuing a degree in accounting at Arkansas State University. The groom operates his own business, Precision Flooring, in Paragould.

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Obituaries

Olen Brandaberry

Olen A. Brandaberry, 85, of Ravenden, died May 25, 2011, at Pocahontas Nursing and Rehab.

Born Nov. 28, 1926, he was the son of Jo Jo and Mary Bland.

He was preceded in death by a son, Terry Lynn Brandaberry.

Survivors include three sons, Perry Brandaberry, Ravenden, Jimmy Brandaberry, Memphis, and Rocky Don Brandaberry, Washington; a special niece, Brenda; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Funeral was Sunday at 2 p.m. at Friendship United Methodist Church with Rev. John Stoll officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery under the direction of Higginbotham Funeral Service.

An online guestbook is available at www.higginbothamfuneralservice.com.

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William Edward Lakey

William Edward "Bud" Lakey, 76, of Walnut Ridge, died May 24, 2011, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

Born Dec. 20, 1934, in Sedgwick, he lived in Lawrence County most of his life. He was a carpenter and worked for B.B. Vance.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Vandergriff Lakey; his parents, Charlie and Sadie Cook Lakey; and three sisters, Edna Mecini, Bobbie Prater and Polly Lakey.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Lakey; two daughters, Sharon Lakey-Jean and husband Roger and Amy Cook, all of Hot Springs; a son, Greg Lakey and wife Sylvia, Grants Pass, Ore.; a sister, Edith Rodgers, Walnut Ridge; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral is Thursday at 2 p.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home with Marion Stringer officiating. Burial will be in Old Military Cemetery at Sedgwick.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

Pallbearers will be Matt Mullen, Roger Jean, Ryan Scott, Dennis Ford, Dwight Coffey and Thurman Coffey. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Jean, Ronnie Pierce, Charles Marshall and Mark Constant.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart and Lung Association.

An online guestbook is available at www.housegreggfh.com.

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John Daniel Sellers

John Daniel Sellers, 62, of Walnut Ridge, died May 28, 2011, in Walnut Ridge.

Born Sept. 19, 1948, in Black Rock, he was retired from Tenneco, Inc. (Monroe). He was a lifelong resident of Lawrence County and was of the Pentecostal belief.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mechelle Sellers; his parents, John and Lucille Linebaugh Sellers; and a brother, David Sellers.

Survivors include his wife, Kitty Fields Sellers; a son, John Michael Sellers, Walnut Ridge; three stepsons, Greg Odom, Oxford, Ohio, Shawn Nelson, Grady, and Nathan Nelson, Paragould; a stepdaughter, Tammye Rainwater, Walnut Ridge; and six grandchildren.

Funeral is Thursday at 11 a.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery at Imboden.

Visitation is Thursday, one hour prior to the service.

Pallbearers will be John Michael Sellers, Ray Melton, Jeremy Lewis, Larry Williams, Larry Linebaugh and Bobby Pinkston. Honorary pallbearer will be Buck Willfond.

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Patsy Stooksberry

Patsy Stooksberry, 75, of Jonesboro, died May 24, 2011, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

Born Nov. 19, 1935, in Walnut Ridge, she worked at the Lucy Cafˇ and at Arkansas State University. She was a member of the First Pentecostal Church of Jonesboro.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Stooksberry; her parents, Cecil Harris and Lucille Crider Harris Allen; and a sister, Jessie Bryant.

Survivors include a sister, Joyce Quattlebaum, Jonesboro; a nephew, Ernest Bryant, Heth; three nieces, Kim Baker, Jonesboro, Rita Bruno, Port Arthur, Texas, and Judy Byars, Tunica, Miss.; three stepbrothers and four stepsisters.

Graveside service was Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at Jonesboro Memorial Park with Dub Holt officiating. Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Michael Marlin, Riley Gilbert, Brandon Marlin, Cody Gilbert, Norman Smith and Leon Hurst.

An online guestbook is available at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.

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Lee Taylor

Lee Taylor, 92, of Portia, died May 29, 2011, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

The daughter of Thurman and Cordie Pratt Holland, she had lived in Lawrence County most of her life and had worked at the N & M purse factory. She was a homemaker and attended the Landmark Missionary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ottie Taylor; a son, Larry Don Taylor; a brother, Paul Holland; and a granddaughter, Kathy Ross.

Survivors include two sisters, Mildred Fabian, North Little Rock, and Wilma Tenison, Hardy; two granddaughters, Donna Freeman and Barbie McElrath; four great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Funeral is today at 1 p.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home with Vance Penn officiating. Burial will be in Duty Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Bill Tenison, Chad Crossno, Brian Crossno, Evan Doyle, Darren Defries and Peyton Tillman.

An online guestbook is available at www.housegreggfh.com.

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