October 26, 2011 Edition

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Blaine Hampton Doyle Zayden Kai Fleming Amelia Kate Green


Ninnie Callahan Lola Hardaway Troy Ray Henson Jr.
Larry Don Lenderman Sr. Lawrence G. Smith Ina Ruth Spades
Paulette Sutton


Blaine Hampton Doyle

Randy and Amanda Doyle of Black Rock have announced the birth of a son on Oct. 17, 2011, at St. Bernards Birthcare Center in Jonesboro. The baby weighed seven pounds, five ounces and has been named Blaine Hampton Doyle.

He has two older sisters, Kortni Nicole Doyle, seven, and Maci Jo Doyle, two.

Grandparents are Michael and Becky Durham of Smithville and Van and Janice Doyle of Lynn.

He is the great-grandson of Josephine Tolbert of Black Rock and Martha Ann Durham of Smithville.

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Zayden Kai Fleming

Travis and Crystal Fleming of Walnut Ridge have announced the birth of a son on Oct. 15, 2011, at St. Bernards Birthcare Center in Jonesboro. The baby weighed eight pounds, one ounce, and has been named Zayden Kai Fleming.

Grandparents are Richard and Shelia Fleming of Black Rock, Marvin and Laura Cook of Walnut Ridge and Richard and Isabel Roacho of El Central, Calif.

He is the great-grandson of Raul and Frances Roacho of Blythe, Calif., and Geneva Hill of Hoxie.

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Amelia Kate Green

Thomy and Kris Green of Malvern have announced the birth of a daughter, born on Oct. 19, 2011, at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock.

The baby weighed six pounds, eight ounces, and has been named Amelia Kate Green. She has one sister, Ellie, 18 months.

Grandparents are Wally and Karen Cox of Poplar Grove and Everett and Everett and Generia Green of Hoxie.

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Ninnie Callahan

Ninnie Callahan, 90, of Farmington, Mo., formerly of Hoxie died Oct. 19, 2011, at Missouri Baptist Hospital.

Born Dec. 9, 1920, in Hoxie, she was the daughter of James and Elizabeth Wilmuth Doyle.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Louie Callahan, whom she married March 28, 1938, in Hoxie; and a daughter, Margaret Jean Leonard.

Survivors include a son, Harold Callahan and wife Diann, Almo, Mo.; two granddaughters, Sonya Owings and Michelle Hoffmeister; several stepgrandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Saturday at 1 p.m. at Higginbotham Funeral Service with Nelson Henderson officiating. Burial was in Lawrence Memorial Park.

Pallbearers were Donald Cooper, Joe Hoffmeister, Merlin Dewitt, Danny Gibson, Ronnie Storey and Terry Rapert. Honorary pallbearers were Carroll Callahan, Keith Warren, Callan Romine, Jordan Rapert and Robert Hall.

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

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Lola Hardaway

Lola Marie Harp Hardaway, 92, of Strawberry, died Oct. 21, 2011, in Batesville.

Born Aug. 13, 1919, in Strawberry, she was the daughter of Jim and Ada Milligan Harp. She graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1946 with a degree in economics. She was a schoolteacher for 36 years, teaching home economics at Lynn and Strawberry for 25 years. She spent the last 11 years of her career teaching science at Walnut Ridge School. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Don Hardaway; and a brother, Allison Harp.

Survivors include a son, Benson Hardaway and wife Connie, Batesville; three grandchildren, Doyne Hardaway, Lori Kimbrough and Beth Ezell; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Monday at 2 p.m. at the Strawberry Church of Christ with Gary Buxton officiating. Burial was in Penn Cemetery under the direction of House-Gregg Funeral Home of Lynn.

Pallbearers were Doyne Hardaway, Justin Ezell, Chris Okolo, Bobby Howard, James Baudie Harp Jr. and Vance Penn.

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

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Troy Ray Henson Jr.

Troy Ray Henson Jr., 64, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., died Oct. 17, 2011, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro. He was visiting his mother in Smithville when he suffered a massive stroke.

Born Nov. 29, 1946, in Newport, he was a 1964 graduate of Black Rock High School and had lived in Little Rock before moving to Butler County 31 years ago.

He graduated with honors from Three Rivers Community College and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam era. He was project manager for Libla and was the owner of Little Black Enterprises. He was a member of the Fellowship Southern Baptist Church, where he served as building and grounds chairman.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathy Taylor Ross; his father, Troy Ray Henson Sr.; and a brother, Garland Gene Henson.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Frances Lawler Henson, whom he married March 3, 1980, in Poplar Bluff; a son, Richard Todd Henson and wife Stephanie; four daughters, Sharon Lynn Garner and husband Michael, Amy Caprice Duffer and husband Joe, Donna Leann Freeman, and Barbie Marie McElrath and husband Jeff; his mother, Mildred Jean Jones Henson; two brothers, Charles Henry Henson and wife Pat, and Ricky Don Henson and wife Debbie; a sister-in-law, Peggy Henson; several adopted children, Peggy and Randy Myers, Eric and Amanda Crofford, Tony and Carlotta Eakins; and 15 grandchildren, Hayden, Carson, Natalie, Taylor, Addison, Chloe, Holly, Audrey, McKenzie, Cole, Ethan, Michaela, Leslie Tory and Monica; and a great-granddaughter.

Funeral was Friday at 10 a.m. at Fellowship Southern Baptist Church with Revs. Bill Garrett and Tim Freeman officiating. Burial with full military rites was in Lone Hill Cemetery. Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

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

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Larry Don Lenderman Sr.

Larry Don Lenderman Sr., 66, of Light, died Oct. 23, 2011, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

Born July 10, 1945, at Stanford, he was a truck driver and a member of Cache River Pentecostal Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Martha Dale Lenderman; a brother, Noel Lenderman; a sister, Ina Bell Dickerson; and a granddaughter.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Lenderman; two sons, Larry Lenderman Jr. and wife Christy, Jonesboro, and Mark Lenderman Sr. and wife Shirley, Light; two daughters, Cindy Hardin and Lisa Smith, both of Paragould; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A celebration of his life will be held today at 1 p.m. at Heath Colonial Chapel in Paragould with Bro. Rick Hart officiating. Burial will be in Pine Knot Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Gene Ottawa, Herb Jones, David Pratt, Jerry Lenderman, Raymond Smith and Jimmy Kidd. Grandchildren will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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

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Lawrence G. Smith

Lawrence G. "Pop" Smith, 84, of Florissant, Mo., passed away peacefully at his home on Oct. 16, 2011.

Born on Christmas Day, 1926, in Black Rock, he was one of sevens sons of Charles and Vina Smith. He was a retired maintenance foreman for General Motors.

Larry cherished family, friends, JR, fishing trips and a little Jack. He will be fondly remembered.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Phyllis Kyger Smith; three children, Gaylon Smith and wife Karen, Douglas Smith, and Becky Leggat and husband Bob; eight grandchildren, Christopher Smith, Jason Smith, Alex Smith, Dana Evans, Cameron Smith, Madeline Smith, Ashley Stokes and Cody Stokes; and seven great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at St. Marks Methodist Church in Florissant.

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Ina Ruth Spades

Ina Ruth Spades, 81, of North Little Rock, died Oct. 22, 2011.

Born May 26, 1930, in Tuckerman, she was the daughter of Charles E. and Ethel Arnett Wilson. After graduating from high school, she attended a business college in Springfield, Mo. She was a homemaker and worked as a medical assistant. She joined the Methodist church in 1950 and was an active member of the congregations in the communities where she lived.

Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Richard Judkins Spades, whom she married in 1950; three sons, Steven Wilson Spades and wife Karen, Sherwood, Richard Judkins Spades Jr., Little Rock, Samuel Warren Spades and wife Becky, Black Rock; a daughter, Julie Spades McCarroll and husband Billy, Cabot; nine grandchildren, Casey, Jessica, Steven, Sean, Candace, Sara, Amanda, Nathan and Gregory; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral is Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the Cabot United Methodist Church with Rev. Raymond Vining officiating. Burial will be in Arkansas State Veteran's Cemetery in North Little Rock. Moore's Cabot Funeral Home.

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

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Paulette Sutton

Paulette Sutton, 65, of Smithville, died Oct. 22, 2011, at her home.

Born June 20, 1946, in Compton, Calif., she was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ezra Pickrell and Norma Hoffner; three brothers, Jess Pickrell, Frank Pickrell and Eddie Pickrell; and two sisters, Aldean Collette and Geneva Sulanke.

Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Sammy Lawrence Sutton; three daughters, Tammy Nichols, Nashville, and Linda Hightower and Norma Joy Sutton, both of Lynn; three sisters, Betty Archer, Mountain Home, Joyce LaFountaine, Vilonia, and Linda Klink, Templeton, Mass.; a brother, Bobby Pickrell, Inola, Okla.; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Bold Spring Church in Strawberry with Bro. Deshawn Pankey officiating. Burial was in Dry Creek Cemetery under the direction of Hardy & Loresa's Family Funeral Service, Inc. of Batesville.

Pallbearers were Bryan Klink, Gary Collins, Wesley Barnett, Paul Archer, Christopher LaFountaine and Steven Archer. Honorary pallbearers were Tim Massey, Vincent Barnett and Ron Staley.

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

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