June 22, 2011 Edition

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Weddings/Engagements

Seamans ~ Mize

Obituaries

Kenneth Doyle Sr. Martha Gibbs Emma Jewel Harkey
Deloris Faye Hoffman Dr. Harvard Kruizenga Doris Rybarczyk
Virginia Mae Smith Jimmy Snapp Patricia Ann Vidal
Jerry Dalton Wright

Weddings/Engagements

Seamans ~ Mize

Jacquelyn Mize became the bride of Clint Seamans on May 25 at the White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nev.

The bride is the daughter of Max Mize and Tracy and Shannon Long, all of Smithville. She is the granddaughter of Homer and Maxine Mize of Smithville and Jimmy and Venita Doyle of Saffell. A 2003 graduate of River Valley High School in Strawberry, she was in the Air Force for four years. She graduated from Tech School at Sheppard Air Force Base in Texas.

The groom is the son of Leona Staggs of Imboden and the late Max Seamans. He attended Sloan-Hendrix School. He is a logger and farmer and is owner of the Indoor Birdell Arena.

Following the wedding trip to Las Vegas, Dallas and Benton, La., they are at home in Smithville.

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Obituaries

Kenneth Doyle Sr.

Kenneth Eugene Doyle Sr., 75, of Pocahontas, died June 16, 2011, at his home.

Born Oct. 25, 1935, in Memphis, he was the son of James Frank Philip and Maudie Mae Creel Doyle. He was a member of the West Ridge Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Leslie Doyle, Richard Doyle, Raymon Doyle and Cecil Doyle.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Reva Hilburn Doyle; a son, Kenneth Eugene Doyle Jr. and wife Micki, Little Rock; three daughters, Debra Denise Medcalf and husband Jeff, Paragould, Donna Dorene Lemmons and husband Rick, New Albany, Miss., and Deanna Darlene Hammond and husband Jon, Gentry; a brother, Col. (retired) Glenn Allen Doyle, Selmer, Tenn.; a sister, Dorothy Moore, Selmer, Tenn.; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Skaggs Church of Christ in Pocahontas with Gerald Fears officiating. Burial was in Oak Forest Cemetery at Black Rock under the direction of Faith Funeral Service of Manila.

Pallbearers were Jeff Medcalf Sr., Jeff Medcalf Jr., Rick Lemmons, Jacob Lemmons, John Kirby and Shawn Foster. Honorary pallbearers were Jon Hammond and Joshua Lemmons.

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Martha Gibbs

Martha Jane Warnick Gibbs, 84, of Lawrenceville, Ga., died June 14, 2011, in Lawrenceville.

Born Feb. 22, 1927, in Jesup, she was the daughter of Homer J. and Icel Zeek Warnick. She was a resident of the Atlanta area for over 60 years and also lived in New Port Richey, Fla.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry E. Gibbs; two sons, James Franzen and David Franzen; and three siblings, Loyal Warnick, Molly Gossien and Russell Warnick.

Survivors include a daughter, Gail Franzen Ehrhart and husband Charles P., Lawrenceville, Ga.; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Franzen Berquist, Mark Franzen, Erin Ehrhart Knoop, Brad Ehrhart, Lauren Ehrhart Brennan, Bridgette Franzen and Jason Franzen; six great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.

Graveside service was Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Massey Cemetery in Jesup.

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

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Emma Jewel Harkey

Emma Jewel Harkey, 84, of Walnut Ridge, died June 20, 2011, in Walnut Ridge.

Born Nov. 24, 1926, in Whitton, she was the daughter of William and Edith Hooker Minor. She was a lifelong resident of Lawrence County and a member of First Baptist Church in Walnut Ridge. She was retired from Frolic Footwear.

She was preceded in death by two husbands, Joe Minor and Charlie Harkey; and a sister, Joan Lehr.

Survivors include a daughter, Judy Turnbull and husband Leland, Walnut Ridge; a son, Joe Minor, Murfreesboro, Tenn.; a sister, Joy Markam and husband Jerry, Little Rock; a brother, Gene Minor and wife Dottie, Little Rock; and two grandchildren, Travis Minor and Abbie Minor.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home with Bro. Mark Harris officiating.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to The Children's Shelter, 107 Benson Drive, Walnut Ridge, AR 72476.

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

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Deloris Faye Hoffman

Deloris Faye Hoffman, 69, of Walnut Ridge, died June 16, 2011, at her home.

Born Feb. 21, 1942, in Parma, Mo., she was a lifelong resident of Lawrence County. She worked at Skil Corporation and was of the Protestant belief.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Virgil Paul Sr. and Marie McCarty Penrose; two brothers, Virgil Paul Penrose Jr. and Bill Penrose; and a sister, Ruth Defrenne.

Survivors include her husband, Lonzo Hoffman; three daughters, Hilda Gadis (Becky), St. Louis, Lonna Kay Loar (James), Walnut Ridge, and Tammy Fletcher (Buck), Sikeston, Mo.; two sons, Russell Penrose, Hillsboro, Mo., and William Hoffman, of the home; six stepdaughters, Evelyn Muser (Bob), Sandy Raich (Steve), Glenda Kirby and Karen Smith, all of St. Louis, Mary McDole (Ronald), Overland, Mo., and Carla Foster (John), Lawrenceville, Ga.; two stepsons, Michael Hoffman (Wendy), Jonesboro, and Charles Hoffman, Malvern; 29 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Monday at 11 a.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home with Harland McCall and Dewaine McCall officiating. Burial was in Lawrence Memorial Park.

Pallbearers were Michael Henson, Jason Hoffman, Donald Hoffman, Joey Hoffman, Dale Hart and Curtis Fain. Honorary pallbearers were Dean Cross, Steven Davis, Marlin Hodges, Steve Matlock and Aaron Hoffman.

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

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Dr. Harvard Kruizenga

Dr. Harvard Kruizenga, 73, of Holland, Mich., died June 19, 2011, at the Hospice House after a lingering illness.

Born Jan. 12, 1938, in Hull, Iowa, he was a graduate of Central College in Pella, Iowa, and Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Mich. He received a Doctorate in Ministry from the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary.

He was a member of the Arkansas Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church and was a former minister at First Presbyterian Church in Walnut Ridge. He also served churches in Dermott, Searcy and Fairfield Bay in Arkansas, as well as Stickney and Monroe in South Dakota.

He moved to Holland from Walnut Ridge in 2008 and attended Graafschap Christian Reformed Church.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Ravina Kruizenga; a son, Chad Kruizenga and wife Carol, Zeeland, Mich.; a daughter, Candace Brickey and husband Johnny, North Little Rock; two sisters, Rose Chapman and Elaine Jahde, both of Iowa; his in-laws, Floyd and Ruth Terpstra, Rock Valley, Iowa, Lloyd and Edy Vugteveen, Hudsonville, Mich., and Bern and Burdetta Baumann and Hank and Phyl Vugteeven, all of Holland, Mich.; and five grandchildren, Elisabeth Kruizenga, Benjamin Kruizenga, Jasper Heard, Zoe Heard and Edie Heard.

A memorial service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Graafschap Christian Reformed Church with Revs. Henry Heuvel and Stan Scripps officiating. Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home of Holland has charge of arrangements.

Visitation is today from 4-7 p.m. at the church.

Memorials may be made to Evergreen Commons Day Care or Hospice of Holland.

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

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Doris Zella June Agney Rybarczyk

Doris Zella June Agney Rybarczyk, 65, of Taylor Springs, Ill., mother of Bobby Rybarczyk and Sheila Hancock, both of Strawberry, died June 16, 2011, in Cave City. A memorial service will be today at 10 a.m. at the Bold Springs Missionary Baptist Church at Strawberry. Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City has charge of arrangements.

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Virginia Mae Smith

Virginia Mae Smith, 59, of Swifton, died June 12, 2011.

She was born Nov. 10, 1951.

She was preceded in death by her father, Earnest Smith; and two brothers, Eddie Sade and Boyce Sade.

Survivors include a son, Cloys Cameron II and wife Cassie, Mississippi; two daughters, Marilyn Jones, Newport, and Carmella Rogers and husband Terry, Vilonia; her mother, Lilly Whitlow, Black Rock; her stepmother, Madeline McIntosh; five brothers, Steven Smith and wife Vickie and Jerry Dale Smith and wife Tina, all of Swifton, and Eugene Sade, Buddy Sade and Ricky Sade, all of Black Rock; three sisters, Barbara Dodd, Swifton, and Juanita Bryant and Mary Ann Kissee, both of Black Rock; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

A memorial service was held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Swifton Church of Christ under the direction of Dillinger Funeral Home of Newport.

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

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Jimmy Snapp

James Russell "Jimmy" Snapp Sr., 78, of Walnut Ridge, died June 20, 2011 at his home.

Born in Jamestown to Russell Andrew and Grace Looney Snapp, he moved at the age of one month to Walnut Ridge, where his father was employed at the Ford dealership, which later became Snapp Motor Company.

He graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1954 with a B.S. in business administration. He was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. Following college, he served for two years of active duty as an officer in the United States Army. He then returned to Walnut Ridge, where he was involved in the family car business until 1998.

In 1957, he married the love of his life, Marianne "Anne" Ponder Snapp, who survives him. They have three children, James Russell "Russ" Snapp Jr., of Little Rock; Marianne Snapp Ditto of Hoxie; and Susan Ponder Snapp of Memphis. They also have six grandchildren, Jeremy Tillman of Ft. Bragg, N.C.; Brennan Weeks of Jonesboro; Jennifer Tillman of Carbondale, Ill.; Jessica Jarrett of Jonesboro; and Alex and Rachael Ditto, both of Hoxie. They have five great-grandchildren.

He had a strong sense of religious and civic duty. He was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Newport, after being active for many years as a member of First United Methodist Church in Walnut Ridge. He served on the Lawrence County Development Council, the Arkansas Industrial Development Corporation, the Walnut Ridge School Board, the board of First National Bank of Lawrence County and the board of the regional Ford Dealer Advertising Fund. After retiring from the Ford business, he served for seven years as the Lawrence County Veterans Service Officer.

He loved his native Arkansas and its people. He was instrumental in the restoration of the Lawrence County Courthouse at Powhatan. He loved floating Ozark rivers and spending time with his family. He will be sorely missed.

A celebration of his life and of the gospel hope will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Newport on Friday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Mary Craig Caruthers officiating. Burial will follow at Lawrence Memorial Park in Walnut Ridge at 5 p.m. under the direction of House-Gregg Funeral Home. The family will receive visitors at the Parish House of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Newport between 12:30 and 1:30 before the funeral on Friday.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The Children's Shelter in Walnut Ridge, St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Newport, First United Methodist Church in Walnut Ridge or the Wounded Warriors Fund.

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

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Patricia Ann Vidal

Patricia Ann Vidal, 59, of Walnut Ridge, died June 14, 2011, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

Born Feb. 10, 1952, she was a lifelong resident of Lawrence County and attended Sedgwick Baptist Church. She receceive a bachelor's degree in physical education from Arkansas State University and was named to the Dean's list. She owned the family business, the Hob Nob flower shop and restaurant. She was the primary caregiver for her mother, taking her into her home during the last stages of her illness.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles "Bob" and Barbara "Bobby" Tolson White; and a brother, Charles Butch White.

Survivors include her husband, Carlos Vidal; two sons, Joshua Vidal, of the home, and Carlos Tanna Vidal and wife Renae, Hoxie; and two grandchildren, Ashlei Vidal and Preston Vidal.

Funeral was Saturday at 11 a.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home with Dennis Truxler officiating. Burial was in Lawrence Memorial Park.

Pallbearers were Carlos Tanna Vidal, Joshua Vidal, Joey Hoffman, Aaron Hoffman, Pete Woodard, Michale Blazer and Jacob Henson.

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

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Jerry Dalton Wright

Jerry Dalton Wright, 67, of Strawberry, died June 17, 2011, in a Newport hospital.

He was born March 7, 1944, in Strawberry.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Zilphia Norman Wright; and two brothers, Norman Wright and Max Wright.

Survivors include a brother, John Wright, Strawberry.

Funeral was Sunday at 2 p.m. at Qualls Funeral Home in Cave City with Roger Randolph officiating. Burial was in Ward Cemetery at Strawberry.

Pallbearers were Keith Wright, Scott Wright, Vince Wright, John David Wright, R.A. Wright and Spencer Wright.

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