November 30, 2011 Edition

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Obituaries

Harold C. Ables Bernice Bratcher David Wesley Burnside
Everett H. Burnside Joe David Crossno Brooksie Leona Crumpton
Dula Douglas Judy L. Fears Nina Holliday
Loretta L. Rushing Doyle E. Walton Deborah Woodard

Obituaries

Harold C. Ables

Harold C. Ables, 72, of Memphis, died Nov. 27, 2011, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

Born Oct. 18, 1939, in Walnut Ridge, he was a machinist in the FMC Aerospace Industry in Jonesboro. He was of the Baptist belief.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Patsy Poindexter, in 2010, whom he married May 30, 1958; his parents, Clay and Almita Blackwell Ables; and a sister, Frances Andrews.

Survivors include two daughters, Karen Sue Timms, Garland, Texas, and Debra Lynn Perkins and husband Calvin, Fayetteville, Tenn.; a sister, Mildred Hackworth, Rockford, Ill.; three granddaughters, Rachel Perkins Rieger, Patricia Ann Timms and Sarah Paige Perkins; and a friend, Doug Chennell.

Funeral is today at 1 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Home with Randy Scott officiating. Burial will be in Lawrence Memorial Park.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation is today from 11 a.m. until time of the service.

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

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Bernice Bratcher

Bernice Augusta Lee Bratcher, 91, of Smithville, died Nov. 24, 2011, at Batesville Healthcare Center.

Born Aug. 8, 1920, in Ravenden, she was the daughter of Orville Franklin and Vera Knauss Lee. She was a lifelong resident of the Smithville area and a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. She retired from Cinch Corporation in Pocahontas in 1980.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Woodrow Bratcher Sr., whom she married Jan. 14, 1939, in Sharp County; two sons, Lawrence Wendell and Charles Woodrow Jr.; a sister, Anna Kirby; and a brother, Finander Lee.

Survivors include a granddaughter, Regina Bell and husband Jim, Saffell; a grandson, Bobby Bratcher and wife Denise, San Antonio (currently deployed to Bagram, Afghanistan); a daughter-in-law, Regina Durham Bratcher; two sisters, Reatha Kell, Imboden, and Mary Queen, Bartlett, Tenn.; a brother, Isham Lee, Goshen, Ind.; and three great-grandchildren, Justin Bell, Dakota Bratcher and Zakary Bratcher.

Funeral was Saturday at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Annieville with Rev. Jerry Clements officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Grove Cemetery under the direction of Higginbotham Funeral Service.

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

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David Wesley Burnside

David Wesley Burnside, 47, of Hoxie, died Nov. 24, 2011, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

Born March 16, 1964, he was a lifelong resident of Lawrence County and a former detective and police officer.

He was preceded in death by a son, Michael Burnside.

Survivors include his wife, Shenna Burnside; two daughters, Holly Burnside and Ariel Allen, both of the home; two sons, Kristofer Burnside, Little Rock, and Corie Burnside, Maynard; his parents, Bud and Peggy Burnside, Hoxie; and two brothers, Dennis Burnside, Hoxie, and Chris Burnside, Cherokee Village.

Funeral was Tuesday at 1 p.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home with Marion Stringer officiating. Burial was in Lawrence Memorial Park.

Pallbearers were Richy Thatcher, Tony Waldrupe, Daniel Hill, Jordan Cooksey, John Jenkins and Bubba Blackwood. Honorary pallbearers were Glen Smith, Jeff Midgett, Jay Gipson, Shaun Allen, Nickey Stockton, Robert Rice, Will Isreal and T.J. Marlin.

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

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Everett H. Burnside

Everett H. Burnside, 86, of Bono, died Nov. 26, 2011, at NEA Baptist Medical Center.

Born Feb. 16, 1925, in Hardy, he was the son of Sidney and Bertha Smith Burnside. He was a brick mason.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bea Burnside; and several siblings.

Survivors include a son, Michael Burnside, Jonesboro; and three brothers, Marvin Burnside, Hoxie, Cecil Burnside, Walnut Ridge, and Clifford Burnside, Conway.

Funeral is today at 11 a.m. at Higginbotham's Hardy Chapel. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Memorial Park at Highland. Higginbotham Funeral Service of Walnut Ridge has charge of arrangements.

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

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Joe David Crossno

Joe David Crossno, 62, of Walnut Ridge, died Nov. 22, 2011, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

Born Oct. 14, 1949, in Jonesboro, he was a 1967 graduate of Trumann High School and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Trumann. He moved to Walnut Ridge 22 years ago and was a former parts manager for Lawrence County Tractor.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, June Crossno; his second wife, Betty Crossno; his parents, Jathen Ray and Sylvia Olene Kendall Crossno; and a brother, Edwin Sonny Crossno.

Survivors include a daughter, Holly Leigh Criss and husband Jeff, Bay; a sister, Janane Crossno Kidd and husband Ray, Jonesboro; and two grandchildren, Allison Martin and Christa Arnold.

Funeral was Saturday at 2 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home in Trumann with Rev. Doug Criss officiating. Private burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery at Jonesboro.

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.

An online guestbook is available at www.thompsonfuneralhome.net.

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Brooksie Leona Crumpton

Brooksie Leona Haigwood Crumpton, 90, of Hillsboro, Mo., died Nov. 21, 2011.

Born in Walnut Grove, she and her husband lived in the Walnut Ridge area for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Boyd Crumpton; a son, William Huff; five brothers, Hubert, Hosea, Lloyd, Vernon and Otto Haigwood; and five sisters, Lydia Kelly, Effie Barnett, Audrey Moore, Johnnie Lawrence and Jessie Gladden.

Survivors include four children, Patricia Abbott, Lake City, Gwen Rainwater and husband Raymond, St. Louis, Carol Michael, and Doug Crumpton and wife Penny, all of DeSoto, Mo.; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Funeral was Monday at 11 a.m. at Kutis Funeral Home in St. Louis. Burial was in Sandy Baptist Cemetery in Hillsboro, Mo.

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Dula Douglas

Dula Douglas, 84, of Walnut Ridge, formerly of Ash Flat, died Nov. 28, 2011, in Walnut Ridge.

Born Jan. 29, 1927, at Strawberry, she was the daughter of Herbert Thurman and Jennie Jane Massey Boyer. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Douglas; a son, Harrell Douglas; a brother, Bill Boyer; and a sister, Maxola Holder.

Survivors include a son, Darrell Douglas, Hoxie; a daughter, Glenda Zellers, Hollister, Mo.; two grandsons, Paul Douglas and Rick Douglas; and four great-grandchildren.

Graveside service is Thursday at 2 p.m. at Penn Cemetery at Strawberry with Rick Douglas officiating. Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City has charge of arrangements.

No visitation is planned.

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Judy L. Fears

Judy L. Fears, 49, of Walnut Ridge, died Nov. 21, 2011, at her home.

Born Nov. 16, 1962, in Memphis, she was a homemaker and a member of Main Street Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by a son, Raymond Fears; her parents, W.C. and Kathleen Humphrey Jones; and two sisters, Patricia McVey and Tammy Jones.

Survivors include her husband, Neal Kenneth Fears Jr.; a son, Brian Fears and wife Lauren, Kansas City, Mo.; three sisters, Diane Chesser and husband Michael, and Susan Jones, all of Alicia, and Terri Robinett and husband Bobby, College City; and two grandchildren, Breonna Fears and Karyn Fears.

A memorial service was held Saturday at noon at Main Street Church of Christ with Darrell Fears officiating. House-Gregg Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Susan Jones Memorial Fund for Judy Fears, in care of iBERIABANK, 121 S.W. Third, Walnut Ridge, AR 72476.

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

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Nina Holliday

Nina Holliday, 88, of Jonesboro, formerly of Hoxie, died Nov. 24, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Place in Jonesboro.

Born Aug. 10, 1923, in Arkansas, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Luther Eldridge. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ. She worked at Clover Bend School, Frolic Footwear and was a farmer's wife for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jake Holliday, on Jan. 25, 2000, whom she married Feb. 12, 1944; a son, Larry Holliday; and five siblings, Kemmel Eldridge, Lonas Eldridge, Fay Swink, Bessie Mayhan, Dovie Mendenhall and Glenna Kay.

Survivors include a daughter, Joan Holliday, Jonesboro; and a grandson, Jacob Kade Holliday.

Graveside service was Sunday at 3 p.m. at Clover Bend Cemetery under the direction of Bryan Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Kevin Wright, Mike Wright and J.L. Wright.

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

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Loretta L. Rushing

Loretta L. Rushing, 85, of Pocahontas, died Nov. 19, 2011, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

Born Jan. 22, 1926, in Ravenden, she was the daughter of Louis and Dolly Watts.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Rushing; a son, Billy Shelton; a daughter, Betty Kyle; a set of infant twins; three brothers and a sister.

Survivors include four sons, Bufford Rushing, Elmo Shelton and Johnny Rushing, all of Elkhart, Ind., and Kenneth Shelton, Ravenden; four daughters, Mary Haynes, Pocahontas, Glenda Osmun, Osceola, Ind., and Linda Housh and Margaret Rushing, both of Elkhart, Ind.; two brothers, Leman Levell Watts and Raymond Watts, both of Arkansas; a sister, Arline Honecutt, Indiana; 32 grandchildren; 78 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Wednesday, Nov. 23, at 2 p.m. at McNabb Funeral Home with Gene Griffin officiating. Burial was in Opposition Cemetery.

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

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Doyle E. Walton

Doyle E. Walton, 74, of Hoxie, died Nov. 27, 2011, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

Born Aug. 15, 1937, in Trumann, he was a longtime resident of Lawrence County and worked for the Union Pacific Railroad. He was a member of the Portia Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Isaac and Pearlie McClahand Walton; and a brother, Joe Walton.

Survivors include his wife, Bonnie King Walton; a daughter, Judy Rice, Illinois; a son, Billy Doyle and wife Cheryl, Jonesboro; a brother, Gene Walton, Hoxie; a sister, Mary Combs, Hoxie; and four grandchildren.

Funeral is today at 2 p.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home with Robert Davis officiating. Burial will be in Whittaker Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Wayne McEntire, Charles Baldridge, Charles Willfond, Royce Lusk, Bill Justus and Luther Jones. Honorary pallbearers will be Travis Stevens, Soni Walton, Lauren Walton and Andrew Walton.

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

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Deborah Woodard

Deborah Lynn Bennett Woodard, 51, of the Egypt community, died Nov. 26, 2011.

She was born Sept. 19, 1960, at Jonesboro.

She was preceded in death by an infant brother, Michael Anthony Bennett.

Survivors include her husband, Jimmy Woodard; a daughter, Jamie Lynn Roach and friend Stephen Ziegenhorn, Jonesboro; her parents, Arlie D. and Norma Jean Bennett; two sisters, April Dawn Snyder, Jonesboro, and Lisa Ann Bennett Stepp, Egypt; and a grandson, Kaden Michael Ziegenhorn.

Funeral services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at the Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home chapel in Jonesboro with G.W. Allison officiating. Burial will follow at Markum Cemetery at Egypt.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

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

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