October 24, 2012 Edition

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Births

Gatlin Mance Bobbitt Adlee Joy Brady Jaben Lee Brady
Payton Jo Morris

Weddings/Engagements

Holder ~ Anglin

Obituaries

Ruby Mae Brown Marcelle Cate Evelyn Lance
Linda Lee Ralph Junious Murphy Bill Tolson
Barbara Zambrano

Births

Gatlin Mance Bobbitt

Ty Bobbitt and Morgan Lowery, both of Walnut Ridge, have announced the birth of a son on Oct. 14, 2012, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro.

The baby weighed six pounds, six ounces, and has been named Gatlin Mance Bobbitt.

Grandparents are Ray Bobbitt of Hoxie and the late Tori Bobbitt and Scott Lowery of Newport and the late Kristi Fortenberry.

He is the great-grandson of Jo Hanvey and Helen Wilburn, both of Hoxie, Chuck and Shirley Fortenberry of Tuckerman and Scotty and Carolyn Lowery of Newport.

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Jaben Lee Brady
Adlee Joy Brady

Jarrod and Angela Brady of Walnut Ridge have announced the birth of twins on Oct. 9, 2012, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

The baby boy weighed five pounds, three ounces, and has been named Jaben Lee Brady, and the baby girl weighed five pounds, two ounces, and has been named Adlee Joy Brady.

They have two older brothers, Jaxton, four, and Jagger, two.

Grandparents are Darrell and Ricca Brady and Ronnie and Anita Knight, all of Walnut Ridge. They are the great-grandchildren of Helen Knight of Bono.

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Payton Jo Morris

Shon and Pamela Morris of Jonesboro announce the birth of their first child, a daughter born Oct. 12, 2012, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. The baby weighed five pounds 13 ounces and has been named Payton Jo Morris.

Grandparents are Linda Baker, Barry Roush and Shelia Randall. She is the great-granddaughter of Lucille Morris and Joan Crocker.

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Weddings/Engagements

Holder ~ Anglin

Scott and Becky Holder of Walnut Ridge have announced the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Emily Michelle Holder, to Jeremy Dwayne Anglin, son of Brenda Lee of Alicia and Dwayne Anglin of Hoxie.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Dallas and Sue Roberts of O'Kean and the late H.B. and Ruth Holder.

She is a 2010 Walnut Ridge High School graduate and is attending Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.

The prospective groom is the grandson of George Porter of Walnut Ridge and Jerry and Barbara Anglin of Smithville.

He is a 2010 Hoxie High School graduate and is employed by Excel Energy.

The couple will exchange vows in an outdoor setting on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 3:30 p.m. at Swindle's Lakeview Recreation Center, located at 8315 Hwy. 412 West in Paragould.

A reception will follow. All friends and relatives are invited. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved inside.

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Obituaries

Ruby Mae Brown

Ruby May Brown, 72, of Ravenden, died Oct. 19, 2012, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Born Feb. 7, 1940, she was a lifelong resident of Ravenden, a homemaker and was of the Church of Christ belief.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie J. and Lillie Cossey Brown; and a brother, Willie Ray Brown.

Survivors include a sister, Dorothy Wells, Ravenden; a brother, Lester Brown and wife Verda, Pocahontas; and a sister-in-law, Carol Brown, Ravenden.

A memorial service will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Opposition Cemetery, near Ravenden, under the direction of Cox Funeral Home of Walnut Ridge.

Memorials may be made to The Children's Home, 5515 Walcott Rd., Paragould, AR 72450.

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

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Marcelle Cate

Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. Beloved sister, aunt and friend, Marcelle Cate, is precious in His sight, going home Monday to her savior.

Preceded in death by husband, Troy, she is survived by sister, Louise Haase; sister-in-law, Sarah Cooper; nieces, Kathy St. Clair and Andrea Haase; and nephews, Steve Haase, Gene Cooper and John Cooper.

Funeral was Saturday at 2 p.m., at Roller-Chenal Funeral Home Chapel, 13801 Chenal Parkway Little Rock, (501) 224-8300, with Reverend Rick Jaggars officiating.

Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/chenal.

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Evelyn Lance

Evelyn Lance, 71, of Saffell, died Oct. 22, 2012, at her home.

Born July 8, 1941, at Dowdy, she was retired from White-Rodgers in Batesville after 35 years of service. She was a member of the Philadelphia Missionary Baptist Church at Dowdy.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Avery and Lena Sanders Kennedy; two brothers, Pete Kennedy and Joe Kennedy; and a sister, Berniece Richey.

Survivors include her husband, Harold Lance; a son, Kerry Lance Sr., Saffell; two brothers, Delbert Kennedy, Cord, and George Kennedy, Saffell; a sister, Verna Faye Latting, Saffell; two grandchildren, Kerry "Lynn" Lance Jr. and Senthia Lance.

Funeral is Friday at 10 a.m. at Qualls Funeral Home in Cave City with Bro. Remmell Layton officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery at Saffell.

No visitation is planned.

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

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Linda Lee

Linda Lee 59, of Hoxie, died Oct. 17, 2012, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro.

Born Feb. 14, 1953, in Walnut Ridge, she was a lifelong resident of Lawrence County. She was a nurse's aide and a member of "The Church" in Walnut Ridge.

She was preceded in death by her father, Clarence Leland Nelson; three brothes, Roger Nelson, Steve Nelson and Tommy Nelson; a sister, Betty Nelson; and a sister-in-law, Belinda Nelson.

Survivors include her husband, Junior Lee; a daughter, Dienece Smith, of the home; a son, Jim Becker, Jonesboro; her mother, Irene Nelson and stepfather, Jeff Eoff, Pocahontas; two stepdaughters, Monica Brewer, Walnut Ridge, and Gail Arnder, Jonesboro; three brothers, Rick Nelson and wife Vicky, Sedgwick, Robert Nelson and wife Terry, Fontaine, and David Nelson and wife Debbie, Florida; a sister, Darlene Wilson, Missouri; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral was private. House-Gregg Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

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

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Ralph Junious Murphy

Ralph Junious Murphy, 86, of Imboden, formerly of Biggers, died Oct. 13, 2012, at his home.

Born May 15, 1926, he was the son Homer P. Murphy and Ethel and Sammie Moore. He served in World War II in the Pacific Theater as a Staff Sergeant with the 20th Infantry. He worked as a welder for Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America for over 35 years. He was a member of the Biggers Church of Christ, where he served as an elder, teacher and song leader.

He was preceded in death by a son, Ralph Daylon Murphy; and a brother, Bill Murphy.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Eleanor Murphy; a son, Gevan Murphy, Imboden; two daughters, Ilagene Higginbottom, Ash Flat, and Franchelle Brown, Conway; two sisters, Barbara Coleman, Bono, and Freedia Zatina, Rochester Hills, Mich.; eight grandchildren, Brandon Murphy, Aaron Murphy, Peyton Murphy, Laura Wells, Andrea Higginbottom, Austin Brown, Ean Brown and Claire Brown; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 10 a.m. at McNabb Funeral Home in Pocahontas with Ben Williams officiating. Burial was in Hite Cemetery at Biggers. Military honors were performed by Promberger-Traw VFW Post #4556.

Memorials may be made to The Paragould Children's Home or the Parkinson's Disease Foundation.

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

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Bill Tolson

Billy Ray Tolson, 87, of Walnut Ridge, died Oct. 17, 2012, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Born Oct. 5, 1925, in Walnut Ridge, he was the son of Enos C. and Edith Pauline Parrish Tolson. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the United States Marines. He was the owner and operator of Tolson Motor Co. in Walnut Ridge. He belonged to The Gideons International and was a member of First Baptist Church in Walnut Ridge, where he was a deacon and former Sunday school teacher.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Jimmy "Bud" Tolson.

Survivors include his wife, Tommie Stubblefield Tolson, whom he married Oct. 5, 1946; four sons, Ronald Tolson, Little Rock, Phillip Tolson, Walnut Ridge, Barry Tolson, Jonesboro, and Brent Tolson, Winfield, Kan.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Saturday at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Walnut Ridge with Bro. Mark Harris officiating. Burial was in Lawrence Memorial Park under the direction of Bryan Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Matt Tolson, Drew Tolson, Wendall Tolson, Mike Tolson, Jack Allison and Steve Corder. Honorary pallbearers were Bill Davis and Harold Willmuth.

An online guestbook is available at www.bryanfh.com

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Barbara Zambrano

Barbara Kaye Donovan Zambrano, 49, of Kaufman, Texas, was called home to be with the Lord Sunday, October 14, 2012. She passed away in Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas Texas, after a sudden illness.

Barbara was born on October 5, 1963, in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Donavan. She was a 1982 graduate of Hoxie High School, where she was a Jr. and Sr. High Cheerleader. She moved to Dallas, Texas, soon after graduation and there she met and married her husband, Juan Zambrano, in 1988.

She was a member of the Hillcrest Baptist Church in Kemp, Texas, and was a Walmart associate for 16 years. Because of her love for flowers, she spent her free time maintaining the flower gardens at her church.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Addison and Alice Arnn of Alicia and Dale and Alice Donovan of Grainfield, Kan.

She is survived by her husband, Juan Zambrano, of the home; her parents, Virgil and Nancy Donovan of Clover Bend; one sister, Jeanie Scroggs and husband Doug of Morrilton; one brother, David Donovan and wife DJ of Belleville, Texas; nephew, Derek Neeley of Indianapolis; niece, Kayla Collinsworth and husband Robbie of Eglin Field, Fla.; brother-in-law, Tony Zambrano of Dallas, Texas and her special "other parents," Jack and Nita Patterson of Clover Bend; and many other relatives and friends.

Barbara was stricken with leukemia at the age of seven, was treated at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. She had 30 months of chemotherapy and follow-ups for many years. Because of what she felt St. Jude had done for her, she had decided to be an organ donor and donated her body for science in hopes of helping others.

A visitation and memorial service will be held 10 a.m., Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Hoxie with Bro. William Vasser officiating. Local arrangements are under the direction of House-Gregg Funeral Home of Walnut Ridge.

The family asks in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Research Hospital or a church or charity of the donor's choice.

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

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