June 13, 2012 Edition

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Maddalynn Abbigail Lane


Foley ~ Tuefel


Wendy Campbell Jane Hulett Barbara Sue Jenkins
Steven Johnson Earl F. Matthews Jimmy Doyle Minard
Dr. Pearle Morrison Katherine G. Perry Ina Pearl Smith
Judy Kay Spicer Harold Leroy Stuntz


Maddalynn Abbigail Lane

Jerry and Cassandra Lane of Ravenden have announced the birth of a daughter on May 11, 2012, at St. Bernards Birthcare Center in Jonesboro.

The baby weighed six pounds, 8 ounces, and has been named Maddalynn Abbigail Lane.

She has three olders sisters, Connie Lane, 10, Carmen Lane, nine, and Kimberly Clairday, seven.

Grandparents are Raymond and Ruby Maple of Ravenden and Sarita Lane of Portia. She is the great-granddaughter of Juanita Madden of Hoxie and Joann Trawick of Portia.

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Foley ~ Tuefel

Mr. and Mrs. David Foley of Powhatan have announced the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Dr. LeAnne Gardner Foley, to Aaron Christopher Teufel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Teufel of Jonesboro.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Joann Gardner of Walnut Ridge and Alice Foley of Powhatan.

She is a 2003 Hoxie High School graduate, a 2007 Williams Baptist College graduate and a 2012 Harding University College of Pharmacy graduate. She is employed at Walmart in Cleveland as a pharmacist.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Mary Ann Eaton of Jonesboro.

He is a 2000 Jonesboro High School graduate and a 2006 Arkansas NorthEastern College graduate as a registered nurse.

He is currently in his third year at Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in Independence, Ohio.

The couple will exchange vows on Friday, July 20, at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church in Jonesboro. A reception will follow at The Station on Church Street.

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Wendy Campbell

Wendy Campbell, 47, of Paragould, died June 9, 2012, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro.

Born Nov. 23, 1964, at the Millington Naval Base in Millington, Tenn., she attended elementary and junior high school in Campbell, Mo. She graduated from Woodham High School in Pensacola, Fla., in 1983 and from Arkansas State University in 1988.

She worked as a journalist for the Daily Dunklin Democrat in Kennett, Mo., the Northeast Arkansas Tribune in Paragould, The Times Dispatch, the Newport Daily Independent and the Jonesboro Sun.

After an illness, she moved to Arkansas from Pensacola, Fla., where she was a writer and photographer with the Pensacola News Journal and their numerous publications, including Bella and Home and Garden. She was also employed as a writer/photographer with Snowbirds, serving the Alabama and Florida gulf coast.

She was preceded in death by her parents, E.O. "Eber" and Vernelle Campbell; and her grandparents.

Survivors include several cousins.

Private burial will be under the direction of Phillips Funeral Home of Paragould.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House.

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

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Jane Hulett

Jane Romine Harp Hulett, 69 of Hoxie, passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at her residence.

Born Nov. 16, 1942, in Strangers Home, she was the daughter of Amos and Bertha Barker Romine. She was a loving mother and wife. She touched countless lives during her 33 years at Hoxie Elementary School and was a lifelong member of the Hoxie Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her father; her first husband, Edward Harp; and a brother, James Romine.

Survivors include her husband, J.R. Hulett of Hoxie; a daughter, Janet Harp Atkinson and husband Michael, of Hoxie; a son, Jason Harp of Portia; her mother, Bertha Barker Romine of Walnut Ridge; three brothers, Bill Romine and Ed Romine, both of Hoxie, and Clarence Romine of Seminole, Okla.; a sister, Marie George of Mountain View; two grandchildren, Katelyn Jane and Jake Edward Ellis, both of Hoxie; two stepchildren, Aaron and Jason Hulett, both of Swifton; one step-grandchild, Wade Hulett of Swifton; two special friends, Iva Atkinson and Pat Nichols; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral service was Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Hoxie Church of Christ with Matthew Balentine officiating.

Pallbearers were Mike and Kevin Wright, Rick Mayland, Jerry Eades, Joe Johnson and David Abbott. Interment was in the Lawrence Memorial Park under the direction of the Bryan Funeral Home.

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


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Barbara Sue Jenkins

Barbara Sue Jenkins, 72, of Walnut Ridge, passed away June 11, 2012, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Born Aug. 31, 1939, at Alicia, she was the daughter of Marlin and Dorothy Georgette Smith Strong. She was a homemaker and was of the Protestant belief.

Survivors include her husband, John Jenkins; a daughter, Teresa Ryan and husband Tim, Walnut Ridge; a son, John Jenkins II and wife Debbie, Nolan; a sister, Vickie Cole and husband Ken, Walnut Ridge; three grandchildren, John Jenkins III and wife Stephanie, Mikayla Ryan and Nikolas Ryan; a great-grandchild, Carlee Jenkins; two special nieces, DeAnna Lewis, Smithville, and Tammy Cole, St. Genevieve, Mo.; and many other nieces and nephews.

Funeral is Thursday at 2 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Home with Bro. Alvin Lewis Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Strangers Home Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Tim Ryan, John Jenkins III, Nikolas Ryan, Alvin Lewis, Levi Lewis and Ken Cole.

Visitation is tonight from 6-8.

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


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Steven Johnson

Steven Johnson, 33, of Jonesboro, son of Tina Johnson Elliott of Black Rock, died June 5, 2012, at his home. All services will be private. Emerson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at www.emersonfuneralhome.com.

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Earl F. Matthews

Earl F. Matthews, 86, of Yuba City, Calif., brother of Juanita Helms of Smithville, died June 3, 2012, at his home. Burial was June 6 in Sutter Cemetery with pastor Maury Robertson of River Valley Christian Fellowship officiating. An online guestbook is available at www.appealdemocrat.com.

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Jimmy Doyle Minard

Jimmy Doyle "Petey" Minard, 50, of Gaston, S.C., died May 26, 2012, in Gaston.

Born July 13, 1961, in Grand Forks, N.D., he was a graduate of Walnut Ridge High School.

He was preceded in death by his father, Warren Johnson Minard.

Survivors include his wife, Jo Anne Rosenberger Minard; three children, Brian Minard, April Minard and Nevada Kiona Minard, all of the home; his mother, Marjorie Myatt; a sister, Karen Gregory; and a brother, Michael John Minard, all of the Walnut Ridge area; and three grandchildren, Nichole Johnston, Isabell Johnston and Kayden Minard.

A memorial service was held May 31 at 2 p.m. in the Wagener Chapel of Blizzard Funeral Home in Gaston, S.C.

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

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Dr. Pearle Elizabeth Morrison

Dr. Pearle Elizabeth Bobbitt Morrison, 50, of El Dorado, formerly of Lawrence County, died June 6, 2012, at her home.

Born Dec. 23, 1961, in Brownsville, Tenn., she was a psychologist for Delta Counseling Service in El Dorado and was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her father, Allen Bobbitt; a brother, Mance McCarroll; and a sister, Brenda Scroggins.

Survivors include her husband, James Morrison, Pine Bluff; two daughters, Helen Pearle Armstrong, El Dorado, and Elizabeth Beck, Pine Bluff; her mother, Helen Bobbitt Wilburn, Hoxie; two sisters, Linda Allen, Walnut Ridge, and Sandra Beltran, Memphis; and a brother, Ray Bobbitt, Hoxie.

Funeral is today at 10 a.m. at Bryan Funeral Home. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery at Imboden.

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

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Katherine G. Perry

Katherine G. Perry, 90, of Ravenden, died June 8, 2012.

Born June 11, 1921, in Ravenden, she was the daughter of L.W. and Pearl Wells Perry. She was a 1939 graduate of Sloan-Hendrix Academy and earned a masters degree from Arkansas State College in Jonesboro. She moved to Florissant, Mo., where she taught first grade for over 20 years. During that time, she was recognized as Outstanding Teacher of Missouri.

After retirement, she returned to Ravenden. She had lived the past three years at Pocahontas Healthcare and Rehabilitation.

Survivors include a sister-in-law, Wanda Perry and husband Bill of Clinton, formerly of Ravenden; a cousin, Thurman Wells, Ravenden Springs; a niece, Carol Hutto and husband Dwight, Clinton; two grandnieces, Angela Cotton and Lori Joynes; a grandnephew, Bobby Bragg; six great-grandnieces and nephews; and four great-great-grandnieces and nephews.

Funeral is Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Ravenden Methodist Church with John Stoll officiating and Danny Roark assisting. McNabb Funeral Home of Pocahontas has charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers will be Drew Payne, Joshua Payne, Bobby Bragg, Jack Joynes, Jimmy Cotton and Harold Sharp. Honorary pallbearers will be Holden Joynes, Robbie Bragg and Dwight Hutto.

Visitation is Friday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital in Memphis.

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

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Ina Pearl Smith

Ina Pearl Lawson Smith, 95, of Imboden, died June 10, 2012, in Pocahontas.

Born Aug. 14, 1916, in Imboden, she was the daughter of Walter Washington and Nettie Elzena Ragsdale Lawson. She was a homemaker and a member of Clear Springs Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Smith; seven brothers, Marvin, Wright, Harley, Clifton, Otha, Dennis and an infant, Otho; and three sisters, Eda Hedrick, Vada Anderson and Mada Etchison.

Survivors include a daughter, Marian Roberta Smith Reynolds, Walnut Ridge; a brother-in-law and caregiver, Dr. Wayne Smith and wife Helen, Heber Springs; and a brother-in-law, Cecil Smith and wife Wanda, Wichita Falls, Texas.

Graveside service is Thursday at 10 a.m. at Kelly Cemetery. Bryan Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Visitation will be Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until time of the service.

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

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Judy Kay Spicer

Judy Kay Spicer, 58, of Newark, died June 12, 2012, at her home.

Born Nov. 2, 1953, in Newport, she was a member of the Newark Assembly of God Church.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Jennifer Lynn Spicer Vest; her father, Frank Cantrell; and her grandparents.

Survivors include her husband, Jerry Spicer, whom she married Aug. 11, 1969; a daughter, Becky George, Newark; her mother, Perley Maye Gray Cantrell, Newark; two sisters, Sherry Allen, Heber Springs, and Joy Jones, Sulphur Rock; and two grandsons, Logan Vest and Trey George.

Graveside service is today at 11 a.m. at Swifton Cemetery with Ken Light officiating. Cox Funeral Home of Walnut Ridge has charge of arrangements.

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

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Harold Leroy Stuntz

Harold Leroy Stuntz, 67, of Cave City, father of Norman "Junior" Schmidt of Black Rock, died June 5, 2012, at a Little Rock hospital. Burial was Friday in Campground Cemetery under the direction of Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.

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