April 17, 2013 EditionAlso in this issue...
Chris and Cassie Bullard of Bono have announced the birth of their second child, a son, born on March 7, 2013, at St. Bernard's Birthcare Center in Jonesboro.
The baby weighed eight pounds, 14 ounces, and has been named Bentley Cole Bullard. He has one sister, Avery Jo, two.
Grandparents are Dennis and Shelia Bullard of Minturn and Jeff and Keely Huskey of Calamine.
Great-grandparents are Ona Lou Huskey of Saffell, Bob and Barbara Wilson of Calamine and Lilburn and Ann Rogers of Hoxie.
Troy King and Shalicia Wilson, both of Walnut Ridge, have announced the birth of a daughter, born March 26, 2013, at St. Bernard's Birthcare Center in Jonesboro.
The baby weighed seven pounds, 15 ounces, and has been named Adelynne Louisa Hope King.
Grandparents are Danny and Virricka Wilson of Hoxie and Mildred King of Deleplaine. Edith Ragsdell of Walnut Ridge is the great-grandmother.
Amy Ward of Hoxie and Jacob Adamson of Walnut Ridge have announced the birth of a son, born March 20, 2013, at St. Bernard's Birthcare Center in Jonesboro.
The baby weighed eight pounds, two ounces, and has been named Parker Easton Ward.
Grandparents are Kenny and Leigh Ann Lewis and Virgil Adamson, all of Hoxie, and Vickie Adamson of Walnut Ridge.
Great-grandparents are Lex Ward and Octavis "Red" and Mary Adamson, all of Walnut Ridge, Alvin and Gennie Lewis and Jackie and Brenda Cude of Hoxie, and Sue Lewis of Conway. Loudeen Nolen of Leachville is the great-great-grandmother.
Jearl Dean Dailey, 82, of Blytheville, died April 14, 2013, at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville.
Born in Smithville, he was the son of James Washington and Ida Jeans Dailey. He graduated from Strawberry High School and was a retried self-employed telecommunications expert for over 50 years. He was a member of the Dell United Methodist Church.
He served as Justice of the Peace and was a Mason of the Chickasawba #134 and Smithville Masonic Lodges for over 40 years. He was a Shriner, Scottish Rites. He served on the Aldersgate Methodist Church Board and on the Board of Trustees of Dell Methodist Church. He was active in many church, community and senior citizen projects.
He was preceded in death by his first wife of 52 years, Nada Harp Dailey; a brother, J.W. Dailey; and a sister, Louise Guthrie.
Survivors include his wife, Mildred "Milly" Long Dailey; a son, William "Bill" Dailey and wife Denise, Grand Canyon, Ariz.; three daughters, Suzan Dailey, Pocahontas, Sara Cavenaugh and Edith Hepler and husband Rick, all of Mesa, Ariz.; a stepson, Thomas Long and wife Judy, Gillette; a sister, Imogene Davis, Smithville; 17 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren.
Funeral is Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Smithville United Methodist Church with Revs. Bob McMillon, James Guthrie and Marilyn Webb officiating. Burial will be in Smithville Cemetery under the direction of Cobb Funeral Home of Blytheville.
Visitation is today from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
An online guestbook is available at www.cobbfuneralhome.com.
Imogene Simmons, 83, of Cave City, died April 12, 2013, at White River Medical Center in Batesville.
Born Nov. 2, 1929, in Strawberry, she was the daughter of William Ephraim and Ethel Davis Watson. She was a homemaker and a member of the Eastside Southern Baptist Church in Cave City.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Simmons; a daughter, Ranotta Perry; and two sisters, Dula Cooper and Barbara Conyers.
Survivors include a granddaughter, Ranotta Jean Moser, Poughkeepsie; a great-grandson, Alex Moser, Poughkeepsie; a brother, Bill Watson, Jonesboro; and four sisters, Juanita Stalnaker, Ballwin, Mo., Emma Rice, St. Peters, Mo., Sue Mason, Walnut Ridge, and Opal Mullen, Strawberry.
Funeral was Monday at 11 a.m. at Qualls Funeral Home in Cave City with Kennard Ward officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery east of Cave City.
Pallbearers were Mark Cooper, Jeremy Conyers, Daryl Sexton, Wayland Moser, Paul Mullen and Gene Rice.
An online guestbook is available at www.quallsfh.com.
Bobby Joe Walker, 73, of Beech Grove, died April 14, 2013, at Lawrence Hall Nursing Center.
Born Oct. 2, 1939, in Beech Grove, he was a farmer and saw mill operator. He was of the Baptist belief.
He was preceded in death by his parents, M.W. and Dot Furlong Walker; a brother, Marion Walker; and a sister, Christine Watson.
Survivors include his wife, Nora G. Kemp Walker, whom he married Feb. 16, 1962, in Walnut Ridge; two sons, Joe Walker and wife Lori, Light, and Jessie "Pudge" Walker and wife Tina, Mountain Home; a daughter, Brenda Stokes, Paragould; a brother, Major Walker and wife Barbara, Light; three grandchildren, Karie Joe Walker, Casey Stokes and Justin Walker; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral is today at 2 p.m. at Cox Funeral Home with Don Slatton officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Home Cemetery near Stanford.
Pallbearers will be Karie Joe Walker, Justin Walker, Casey Stokes, Greg Bailey, Ray Nelson and Ernie Nelson.
An online guestbook is available at www.coxfhwalnutridge.com.
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