August 15, 2012 Edition

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Remington Dotson Kristina Paige Lambert Brock Wade Stocker
Colman Sawyer Waldrupe


Dexter Glenn Hardin Joseph Elbridge Pickett Fern Reeves
Lewis Rice


Remington Gunner-Ray Dotson

Daryl and Jessica Dotson of Walnut Ridge have announced the birth of a son on Aug. 1, 2012, at St. Bernards Birthcare Center in Jonesboro.

The baby weighed eight pounds, seven ounces, and has been named Remington Gunner-Ray Dotson.

He has an older sister, Savanna Dotson, who is two.

Grandparents are Mike and Debbie Schultz of Walnut Ridge, Lisa Nelson of Cherokee Village and Daryl Dotson I of Paragould.

He is the great-grandson of Gladys Fann and Agatha Schultz of Walnut Ridge and Bill and Sue Nelson of Black Rock.

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Kristina Paige Lambert

Tina Williams and Chris Lambert of Walnut Ridge have announced the birth of a daughter on Aug. 3, 2012, at St. Bernards Birthcare Center in Jonesboro.

The baby weighed eight pounds, three ounces, and has been named Kristina Paige Lambert.

She has three siblings, Dylan Nelson, 18, Caitlin Nelson, 16, and Emily Nelson, nine.

Grandparents are Archie and Doylene Hall of Sedgwick and Betty Harris of Maynard.

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Brock Wade Stocker

Byron Stocker and Sara Brockwell of Hot Springs have announced the birth of a son, born on July 18, 2012, at National Park Medical Center in Hot Springs.

The baby weighed six pounds, one ounce, and has been named Brock Wade Stocker.

Grandparents are Tim and Cheryl Stocker of Walnut Ridge, Sonya Stocker of Hot Springs, Kay Brockwell of Hot Springs, Sheila Brockwell of Tyronza and the late R.W. Brockwell.

Great-grandparents are Pat Stocker and Scotty and Shelvie Morris, all of Hoxie. Great-great grandparents are Dixie Morris of Hoxie and Ruby Davidson.

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Colman Sawyer Waldrupe

Tony and Michelle Waldrupe of Walnut Ridge have announced the birth of a son, born on July 18, 2012, at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro.

The baby weighed eight pounds and has been named Colman Sawyer Waldrupe.

He has two brothers, Houston, 21, and Gavin, 11.

Grandparents are J.B. and Flossie Hurst of Walnut Ridge, Virginia Freeman of Hoxie, the late Katherine Ward and the late Chester Waldrupe.

Mary Combs of Walnut Ridge is the great-grandmother.

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Dexter Glenn Hardin

Dexter Glenn Hardin, 63, of Smithville, died Aug. 8, 2012, at his home.

Born Oct. 6, 1948, in Riverside, Calif., he was a construction worker and of the Baptist belief. He was a Vietnam War veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy Seabees.

He was preceded in death by a son, Christopher Lee Hardin; and his father, Glenn Hardin.

Survivors include his wife, Judy Hardin; two sons, Keith Hardin, Paragould, and Dennis Hardin and wife Shanna, Pocahontas; a daughter, Penny Crabtree and husband Anthony, Cord; his mother, Wanda Hardin, Jonesboro; a sister, Diane Hinton, Jonesboro; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Saturday at noon at the Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Lynn with Bro. Terral Neeley and Dr. Terry Wallace officiating. Burial was in Ward Cemetery under the direction of Bryan Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Carl Durham, Eric Highfield, James Allen Anderson, Randall Gawf, Wesley Foushee and Jerry Davis. Honorary pallbearers were Gardener Clinton, Billy Dean Durham and Donald Dickison.

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Joseph Elbridge Pickett

Joseph Elbridge Pickett, 86, of Pocahontas, passed away Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at Randolph Home.

Born March 18, 1926, in Shady Grove, he was the son of Richard Ray and Noma Spotts Pickett. He was a retired cattle farmer and was retired from the Arkansas Highway Transportation Department. He also served as a deacon and Sunday school teacher for many years. He was a member of the Arkansas Cattlemen's Association.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, John Pickett, Bill Pickett and Charles Pickett; and two sisters, Gladys Pickett and Elizabeth Stubblefield.

Survivors include his wife, Verlene Burns Pickett; children, Sheri Midkiff and husband David, Portia, Karen Pickett Case and husband Steve, Paron, and Gary Pickett and wife Norma, Pocahontas; a sister, Mary Geneva Bottoms, Derby, Kans.; two grandchildren, Joseph Midkiff and wife Sarah, New York City, and Joshua Pickett, Jonesboro; a great-granddaughter, Clementine Midkiff, New York City; and several nieces and nephews, Mary Jo Gwaltney, Mona Stecklein, Richard Pickett, Brian Pickett, Craig Burns, Jan Sanders, David Burns, Debbie Woods, Warren Burns and Russell Burns.

Funeral is today at 2 p.m. at McNabb Funeral Home in Pocahontas with Revs. Charles Abanathy and Matthew Donner officiating. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery at Imboden. Special music will be performed at graveside by Stephen Midkiff.

Memorials may be made to Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, Ravenden Springs, AR 72460 or to Alheimer's Association.

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Fern Reeves

Fern Darlene Reeves, 84, of Walnut Ridge, died Aug. 6, 2012.

Born Aug. 29, 1927, in Walnut Ridge, she was the daughter of Alvie and Gladys Cheery Sluder. She was a nurse's aide and a member of the Life Tabernacle Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Reeves; a daughter, Loyce; sister, Joyce; a brother, Carlton; and a granddaughter, Paula.

Survivors include a son, Douglas Tyson and wife Vickie, Oregon; three brothers, Donald Sluder and Stanley Sluder, both of Walnut Ridge, and Bobby Sluder, Las Vegas; a sister, Helen Sluder, Las Vegas; three grandchildren, Tamy Burke, Shannon Vijda and Shawn Tyson; and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Sunday at 2 p.m. at Life Tabernacle Church in Walnut Ridge with pastor Patrick Hancock officiating. Burial was in Lawrence Memorial Park under the direction of Bryan Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Shawn Tyson, Mike Burke, Dennis Sluder and David Sluder.

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Lewis Rice

Lewis Rice, 99, of Peach Orchard, died Aug. 9, 2012.

Born Oct. 20, 1912, in the Denman community, near the Randolph-Greene County line, he was the son of Thomas Blackmon and Emma Forehand Rice. He was born the year the Titanic sank, Oreos and Lifesavers were invented, the Girl Scouts were created and the town of Delaplaine was founded.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, a retired farmer and a member of the Delaplaine Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Belle Gates Rice, on April 14, 1984, whom he married Sept. 12, 1940; his parents; and all his siblings, Floria, Lively, Hite, Tom (his twin), Wendell, Redmon, Everett, Fay, Lois and Buster Rice.

Survivors include a son, Frankie Rice and wife Peggy, Delaplaine; a granddaughter, Tikka Davis and husband Chuck, Stanford; a grandson, Corey Rice and wife Audumn, Pocahontas; four great-granddaughters, Madison Rice, Ithaca, N.Y., Jodi Davis, Stanford, and Emma Rice and Lucy Rice, both of Pocahontas; and a sister-in-law, Elwanda Gates.

A celebration of his life was held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Heath Colonial Chapel with Rev. Adam Bruton officiating. Burial was in Greene County Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers were Junior Dinkins, Fred Carter, Keith Mosbey, Kenneth Arnold, Randy Eveland and Larry Clark. Honorary pallbearers were Lanty Frazier Jr., Gary Bounds, John Ed Wilkinson, Carroll Graham and Sol Eveland.

Memorials may be made to the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House, 1138 E. Matthews, Jonesboro, AR 72401.

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