September19, 2012 Edition

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Births

Ayden Blake Haynes Arianna Paige Heard Braxton Fender King
Annabelle Lee Schrader Charlotte Jane Sledge

Weddings/Engagements

Britton ~ Broadway Harper ~ Hardage

Obituaries

Robert Franklin Andrews Naomi Darlene Ball Mary Kathryn Clark
Helen Lucille Conrey Judith E. Freeman Jackie Henson
Gene Lucy Junita Rock Eva Jo Sapp
Micheal Lee Seel Lucy White

Births

Ayden Blake Haynes

Wesley Liles and Christina Haynes, both of Walnut Ridge, have announced the birth of a son, born on Sept. 5, 2012, at St. Bernard's Birthcare Center in Jonesboro.

The baby weighed six pounds, 14 ounces, and has been named Ayden Blake Haynes.

He has one sister, Katelynn Vance, nine.

Grandparents are Rickey Haynes of Pocahontas, Tammy Haynes of Qulin, Mo., and Gary and Cheryl Liles of Jonesboro.

Great-grandparents are Dailey and Pauline Haynes of Pocahontas, Letha Miller, Roscoe Miller and Vertus and Catherine Kemp, all of Light.

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Arianna Paige Heard

Jonathan and Sarah Heard of Bentonville have announced the birth of their first child, a daughter, born on Sept. 10, 2012.

The baby weighed six pounds, 12 ounces, and has been named Arianna Paige Heard.

Grandparents are Ted and Dyan Heard of Walnut Ridge and Becky Ditto of Hoxie and the late Freddie Ditto.

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Braxton Fender King

Chad King of Imboden and Amber Brunson of Walnut Ridge have announced the birth of a son, born on Sept. 7, 2012, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould.

The baby weighed seven pounds, 13 ounces, and has been named Braxton Fender King.

Siblings are Creadon Brunson, Jennifer Rogers and Leland King.

Grandparents are Don and Rosemary Brunson of Walnut Ridge, Jim and Sue King of Portia and Judith Rutledge of Imboden.

Great-grandparents are Vera Brunson and Leota Warner, both of Walnut Ridge.

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Annabelle Lee Schrader

Travis and Amanda Schrader of Baytown, Texas, have announced the birth of their first child, a daughter, born on Aug. 31, 2012, at Hermann Memorial Hospital in Houston.

The baby weighed six pounds, 12 ounces, and has been named Annabelle Lee Schrader.

Grandparents are George and Donna (Clayton) Beaube and Gene and Linda Schrader, all of Baytown, Texas.

Great-grandparents are Gen Atkinson of Walnut Ridge and the late R.J. Clayton.

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Charlotte Jane Sledge

Chad and Emily Sledge of Little Rock have announced the birth of a daughter, born Aug. 31, 2012 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock.

The baby weighed seven pounds, eight ounces, and has been named Charlotte Jane Sledge.

She has two older sisters, Lily Harris, nine, and Madelyn, two.

Grandparents are Jerry and Teresa Jones of Little Rock and Jimmy and Gwen Sledge of Warren.

She is the great-granddaughter of Herman and Anna Lou Shaw of Walnut Ridge.

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Weddings/Engagements

Britton ~ Broadway

Blake and Shelia Britton of Walnut Ridge have announced the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Amber Rose Britton, to Chad Anthony Broadway, son of Leann Broadway of Little Rock and the late Dewey Broadway.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Darrell and Kathy Dobbs of Walnut Ridge, Bill and Sandy Eagle of Maynard and Marcene Britton of Walnut Ridge and the late Clifton Britton.

She is a 2008 graduate of Walnut Ridge High School and a 2012 graduate of Williams Baptist College. She holds a bachelor's degree in psychology.

She is currently a graduate student in the psychology program at Arkansas State University.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Berta Broadway of Bryant and the late Charles Broadway and Rose Dunham of Little Rock and the late Leon Dunham.

He is a 2005 graduate of Hall High School in Little Rock and earned a bachelor's degree in liberal arts with a concentration in pysical education and psychology from Williams Baptist College in 2012.

He is employed at WBC as an assistant baseball coach.

The couple will exchange vows on Oct. 13 at 4 p.m. at the East Side Baptist Church in Paragould.

A reception will immediately follow the ceremony at the Red Goose Deli in Paragould.

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Harper ~ Hardage

David and Sandi Harper of Hoxie have announced the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kristen Elyse Harper, to Wesley Adam Hardage, son of Raymond Monroe Hardage of Dalton and Kellee Marie Hardage of Pocahontas.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Margaret Tarry of Paragould and the late Charles Junior Harper and the late William and Helen Kemper.

She is a 2006 Hoxie High School graduate and a 2010 Arkansas State University graduate. She holds a bachelor's degree in radiological sciences.

She is employed at Five Rivers Medical Center in Pocahontas as a radiological technologist.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Raymond Monroe Hardage Sr. and Anita Hardage, both of Dalton, Nancy Selir of California, Darrell Mahan of Ravenden and the late Nora Woolridge. He is the great-grandson of Thelma Mahan of Pocahontas.

He is a Pocahontas High School graduate and graduated from Black River Technical College with a degree in nursing. He is employed as an emergency room nurse at Five Rivers Medical Center in Pocahontas.

The couple will exchange vows on Oct. 6 at 5 p.m. at Manley Chapel, located at Williams Baptist College. A reception will immediately follow the ceremony at the Walnut Ridge Country Club.

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Obituaries

Robert Franklin Andrews

Robert Franklin Andrews, 58, of Powhatan, died Sept. 15, 2012, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Born Dec. 24, 1953, at Blytheville, he was a private practice attorney, beginning in Walnut Ridge and later obtaining the Texas State Bar. He was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Jonesboro.

He earned a Bachelors degree from Vanderbilt University, followed by a law degree from the University of Memphis. He practiced law in Lawrence and the surrounding Counties in Arkansas before moving to Fort Worth, Texas, with his wife Jane Silvey Andrews.

He received a Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Robert's law practice focused on civil rights law and psychiatric health care. He represented over 100 adolescents who had been fraudulently committed to psychiatric facilities winning a multi-million dollar settlement for his clients. He did this at a great personal loss for himself. He was invited to testify before Congress in 1997 regarding mental health care fraud.

He moved to Austin, Texas, in 2001, where he and Barry Mitchell became life partners. Robert was proud of his service as a volunteer chaplain during the Katrina Relief effort in Austin. Robert and Barry retired to Powhatan in 2010.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Andrews.

Survivors include his partner, Barry Mitchell; his mother, Ada Joe Weir and husband Joe, Powhatan; two sisters, Cindy Owen, Powhatan, and Regina Bourland, Little Rock; a brother, Charles Andrews, Powhatan; three sons, James Byron Andrews, Tahlequah, Okla., Zane David Andrews, Austin, Texas, and Banning Lyons Andrews, California; and his children's mother, Jane Silvey Andrews, Fort Worth, Texas.

Funeral was Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Jonesboro with Father Jesse Perkins officiating. Burial was in Oak Forest Cemetery under the direction of Bryan Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Kent Owen, Matt Cole, Rob Bible, Paul Bourland, Sarina Bourland, Timothy Andrews and Pat Andrews.

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

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Naomi Darlene Ball

Naomi Darlene Ball, 84, of Aiken, S.C., mother of Bob Ball of Walnut Ridge, died Sept. 16, 2012. Funeral is Saturday at 2 p.m. at McNabb Funeral Home in Pocahontas. An online guestbook is available at www.mcnabbfuneralhome.com.

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Mary Kathryn Clark

Mary Kathryn Clark, 76, of Black Rock, formerly of Portia, died Sept. 12, 2012.

Born June 15, 1936, in the Fender community, she was the daughter of Remal and Leona Haynes Blankenship. She was a homemaker, a minister and a member of the Lake Charles Full Gospel Church.

She was preceded in death by a son-in-law, David Bryant.

Survivors include her husband, Charles L. Clark, whom she married Nov. 25, 1955; three daughters, Candis Clark Bryant, Smithville, Peggy Clark Maneotis and husband Chris, Colorado, and Janet Clark Brewer and husband Darrell, Couch, Mo.; four sisters, Betty Ann Rockwell and Loretta Blankenship, both of Illinois, Francis Quest, Pocahontas, and Phyllis Lester, Ravenden; a foster son, Danny Sullivan, Hot Springs; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Sunday at 2 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Home with daughter, Janet Clark Brewer, officiating. Burial was in Parks Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Ronald Ring, Jamie Bryant, Chris Maneotis, Dave Bryant, Darrell Brewer and Lane Brewer.

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

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Helen Lucille Conrey

Helen Lucille Conrey, 88, of Walnut Ridge, died Sept. 15, 2012.

Born Sept. 24, 1924, at Maynard, she was the daughter of Sam and Viola Templeton Killough. She was a homemaker and a member of the Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie Conrey, on Aug. 10, 1984, whom she married Nov. 11, 1950; and a granddaughter, Kimberly Nettles.

Survivors include three sons, Sammy Lee Johnston, Jonesboro, and Harry Edward Conrey and Rickey Charles Conrey, both of Walnut Ridge; three daughters, Mary Ann Boothe, Walnut Ridge, Janice King, Hoxie, and Shelia Nettles, Alicia; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Funeral is today at 10 a.m. at Bryan Funeral Home with Bros. Marion Stringer and Royce Schanda officiating. Burial will be in Whittaker Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Brandon Nettles, Jessie Walker, Dale Nettles, Harry Conrey Jr., Harry Conrey Sr. and Ernest Fry.

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

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Judith E. Freeman

Judith Elaine Freeman, 56, of Ravenden, died Sept. 16, 2012, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

Born Jan. 16, 1956, she was a director of accounting and was of the Lutheran belief.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Barbara Brogan Freeman; and a brother, David Freeman.

Survivors include her father, Bobby G. Freeman, Ravenden; a sister, Joy Scholz-Smith and husband Randy, Crete, Ill.; and a grandson, Braden Scholz.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

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

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Jackie Henson

Jackie Griffith Henson, 59, of Harrisburg, formerly of Lawrence County, died Sept. 10, 2012, at her home.

Born Feb. 18, 1953, in Paragould, she was the daughter of Jack and Wanda Wright Griffith.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Terry Pierce.

Survivors include her husband, William Henson; a son, Adam Blandford, Harrisburg; a daughter, Tracy Shepherd, DeSoto, Ill.; and three grandchildren, Jessica Blandford, Joseph Blandford and Lilly Shepherd.

A private memorial service will be held under the direction of Jackson's Harrisburg Funeral Home.

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

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Gene Lucy

Gene Lucy, 72, of Cord, stepbrother of Ruth Mize of Saffell, died Sept. 17, 2012, in Jonesboro. Funeral is today at 2 p.m. at Roller-Crouch Funeral Home in Batesville. Burial will be in Philadelphia Cemetery at Dowdy. Visitation was set for today from noon until time of the service. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148. An online guestbook is available at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.

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Junita Rock

Junita Rock, 79, of Waverly, Mo., died Sept. 14, 2012, at the Apple Ridge Care Center in Waverly.

Born July 2, 1933, in Hoxie, she was the daughter of Johnnie Franklin and Rosa May Staggs Bristol. She was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Rock; three sons, a daughter, three sisters and two brothers.

Survivors include a daughter, Vickie Ward, Compton; two sons, Gary Rock and Larry Rock, both of Kansas; three brothers, James Bristol, Jacksonville, Fla., John Bristol, O'Kean, and Darold Bristol, Machesney Park, Ill.; a sister, Louisa Holsapple, Poplar Bluff, Mo.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral is Thursday at 2 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Home. Burial will be in Lawrence Memorial Park.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation is Thursday from 1 p.m. until time of the service.

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

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Eva Jo Sapp

Eva Jo Sapp, 68, of Columbia, Mo., passed on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, at her home in Columbia with her husband and children at her side.

A remembrance and celebration of her life will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, at the Firestone Baars Chapel on the Stephens College campus.

Jo was born Feb. 4, 1944, in San Antonio, Texas, to Herschel Barnhill and Ada Rasdon Barnhill.

She married David Paul Sapp in Columbia on July 6, 1968.

Survivors include daughter Lesley Jeanne Sapp of Columbia; son Michael David Sapp, wife Masha and granddaughter Jessie Elena Sapp of St. Louis; mother Ada Barnhill, and sister Jeanne Barnhill of Corpus Christi; and brother John Barnhill of Houston, Texas.

Jo was preceded in death by her father, Herschel Barnhill, who passed on Feb. 15, 2005.

Jo had three overriding passions - her family, her community and writing. And she had a rare combination of moxie and generosity of spirit that put strangers at ease and secured close friendships for decades. Her uncanny ability to find the humor in any situation helped to keep life - a terminal condition as she called it - in perspective. Over her years of living with cancer, she never dignified it with the opportunity to keep her from enjoying life to the fullest.

In lieu of flowers, consider a contribution to a favorite charity.

Online condolences may be left at www.parkerfuneralservice.com

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Micheal Lee Seel

Micheal Lee Seel, 40, of Ash Fork, Ariz., formerly of Ravenden Springs, died Sept. 12, 2012, from injuries sustained in an 18-wheeler rollover accident near Ash Fork.

Born Aug. 19, 1972, in Safford, Ariz., he was the grandson of the late Mack and Minnie (Keith) Seel of Hoxie.

Survivors include his wife, Laura; his children, Randy, Kevin, Richard, Jessy, Lauren, Lydia and Kira; his parents, Clyde and and Debra Seel, Daggett, Calif.; a sister, Michelle Seel Perez; a brother, Stanley James Seel; a granddaughter, Zoey Quinn Falls; and many relatives in Lawrence County.

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

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Lucy White

Lucy White, 94, of Walnut Ridge, died Sept. 18, 2012, at Lawrence Hall Nursing Center.

Born June 11, 1918, in Morgan Township, she was the daughter of French Lewis White and Hattie Ann Lingo. She was a lifelong resident of Lawrence County and was retired from Lawrence Manufacturing after 28-1/2 years of service as a sewing machine operator. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Black Rock and a Sunday school teacher for 54 years.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Magdeline White and Eula Bruce; a brother, Noel Bruce; a half-brother and two half-sisters.

Survivors include a sister, Willie Norman, Powhatan; and two brothers, Dent White and wife Sybil, Portia, and Dean White, Millersburg, Ohio.

Funeral is Friday at 1 p.m. at Cox Funeral Home with Harold Russell officiating. Burial will be in Dry Creek Cemetery at Lynn

Pallbearers will be Bill Meeks, Lawrence Kildow, Pat Roby Jr., Tony Carey, Leroy Beary and Britt Meeks.

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

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