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Isreal ~ Cooksey


Mary Bernice Bagwell Wayne Ball Ina Lee Campbell
William Gardner Clinton Mark Anthony Dobbs David Dwayne Halfacre
Zachary Steven Harper Robert Bruce Johnson Ocie Onita Lingo
Janice K. Lovelady Cecil Moore Robert L. Smith
Glenda Wilson


Isreal ~ Cooksey

William and Brenda Isreal of Walnut Ridge and Denny and Linda Francis of DeSoto, Mo., announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Sara Elizabeth Susan Isreal, to Jordan William Cooksey, son of Steve and Donna Cooksey of Walnut Ridge.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Helen Isreal of Ravenden and the late Kenneth Isreal, the late Andrew Haenel and the late Joan Dettlebach. She is a 2006 graduate of Hoxie High School and is employed at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Walnut Ridge.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Wanda Spargo of Walnut Ridge and the late J.R. Spargo and Pauline Cooksey of Hoxie and the late George Cooksey. He is a 2003 graduate of Hoxie High School and is employed as a police officer for Walnut Ridge Police Department.

The couple will exchange vows on Friday, July 19, at 5 p.m. at Manley Chapel in College City, with a reception to follow at 6:30 p.m. at the Lawrence County Meeting Room in Walnut Ridge.

All family and friends are invited to attend the ceremony and reception.

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Mary Bernice Bagwell

Mary Bernice Bagwell, 87, of Pocahontas, formerly of Alicia, died July 12, 2013, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro.

Born Aug. 29, 1925, in Warda, Texas, she was the daughter of Carl August and Minnie Leona Charpentier Domaschk. She was a homemaker and attended the Grace Gospel Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Duain Bagwell, on Feb. 26, 1997, whom she married Feb. 7, 1946; a brother, Leon Domaschk; and a great-grandson, Trent Spence.

Survivors include three sons, James Bagwell, Imboden, and David Bagwell and Dennis Bagwell, both of Pocahontas; three sisters, Sydell Schafer, Victoria, Texas, and Ruth Carter and Linda Rutledge, both of Georgia; three brothers, Leroy Domaschk, Alabama, Eugene Domaschk, Rock Port, Texas, and Archie Domaschk, Corpus Christie, Texas; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside service was Monday at 1 p.m. at Markham Cemetery with Bro. Terry Bonham officiating. Bryan Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Colman Evans, Hunter Durham, Garrett Willbanks, Steven Bagwell, James D. Bagwell and Joey Bagwell. Honorary pallbearers were Travis Bagwell and Dustin Durham.

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

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Wayne Ball

Wayne Ball, 69, of Jonesboro, brother of Ruth Morris of Walnut Ridge, died July 15, 2013, at Five Rivers Medical Center in Pocahontas. Graveside service is Thursday at Birdeye Veteran Cemetery. Visitation is tonight from 5-7 p.m. at Emerson Funeral Home in Jonesboro. An online guestbook is available at www.emersonfuneralhome.com.

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Ina Lee Campbell

Ina Lee Campbell, 95, of Naperville, Ill., formerly of Lawrence County, died March 6, 2013.

Born Nov. 1, 1917, in Ravenden, she married Wilma O. Campbell on Sept. 2, 1937, in Ravenden.

A private memorial service will be held Saturday under the direction of Cox-Fears Funeral Home of Walnut Ridge.

An online guestbook is available at www.cox-fearsfuneralhome.com.

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William Gardner Clinton

William Gardner Clinton, 77, of Lynn, died July 9, 2013.

Born July 13, 1935, he was the son of William Claud and Helen Gardner Clinton. He lived most of his life in Lynn and was retired from the Lawrence County Road Department.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jean Clinton; and two nephews, Michael Clinton and Patrick Clinton.

Survivors include two brothers, Wayne Clinton, Strawberry, and Pat Clinton, Walnut Ridge; a sister, Louise Wright, Florissant, Mo.; four nephews, Rick Davis, David Davis, Gary Clinton and Robert Clinton; and a niece, Denise Davis.

Funeral was Friday at 10 a.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home in Lynn with Bro. Terral Neeley officiating and Kennard Ward giving the eulogy. Burial was in Dry Creek Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Rick Davis, David Davis, Tommy Brannon, Jackie Rainwater, Mike Nunnally and Shawn Morgan. Honorary pallbearers were Denise Davis, Gary Clinton and Robert Clinton.

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

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Mark Anthony Dobbs

Mark Anthony Dobbs, 57, of Bull Shoals, passed away tragically on Father's Day, June 16, 2013.

The first son of Wiley Gale and Shirley Smith Dobbs, Mark was born in San Diego on Sept. 6, 1955. He graduated from Walnut Ridge High School in 1973. Mark was enlisted in the Navy for six years, then enrolled at Arkansas State University, where he completed both a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Administration and a Master's Degree in Business Administration. Mark graduated Magna Cum Laude, was a President's Scholar and Phi Kappa Phi.

Mark married his high school sweetheart and the love of his life, Cheryl Segraves, in January 1974 and they began their life together as a Navy family. Mark and Cheryl lived in many places, including California, Tennessee, Virginia and Texas, throughout his career with the Navy and built many lifelong friendships. Mark was awarded multiple medals and commendations while serving in the Navy and achieved the rank of Captain before he retired after 28 years of service.

After he retired, Mark and Cheryl moved to Bull Shoals to live on the lake that they had enjoyed with family, children and grandchildren for over 30 years. He had many hobbies in retirement, including fishing, spending time with his children and grandchildren, writing, painting and Rotary. He had recently published two books, Fracked and a Universal Guide to Women. Fracked was based around the community he loved and where he was very involved.

Mark spearheaded the visioning project for the city and joined Bull Shoals/Lakeview Rotary in 2007. Since joining Rotary, he has been named a Paul Harris Fellow, Rotarian of the Year, President 2010-11, Assistant District Governor and most recently was chosen as District Governor Elect for 2015-16. He was a proud Rotarian.

Mark was a devoted and loving husband, a proud and supportive father, an adoring Poppa and a true friend and patriot. He will be missed more than words could describe but he will live in our hearts and memories forever!

Mark is survived by his wife Cheryl Segraves Dobbs of Bull Shoals; two daughters, Kristi Dobbs Christensen (Lennard) and Stephanie Dobbs Miller (Ryan) and grandchildren, Kieren and Cord Christensen all of Texas; mother, Shirley Dobbs of Springdale; sister, Susan Gurley (Rick) of Huntsville; and brothers, Danny Dobbs (Beverly) W. Monroe, La., and Marty Dobbs (Shawn) of Cleveland, Tenn.

A tribute to Mark's life will be held at a later date in Bull Shoals. Kirby and Family Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

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

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David Dwayne Halfacre

David Dwayne Halfacre, 43, of Williford, died July 9, 2013, in Williford.

Born April 24, 1970, in Walnut Ridge, he had lived in Williford since 2006. He was of the Baptist belief.

He was preceded in death by his father, Richard L. Halfacre; a brother, Richard L. Halfacre Jr.; and a half-brother, Rick Halfacre.

Survivors include a son, Clarence Dwayne Halfacre Jr., Land O' Lakes, Fla.; his mother, Lynn Walker, of the home; and a brother, Randy Halfacre, Ravenden.

Funeral was Friday at 1 p.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home in Walnut Ridge. Burial was in Strangers Home Cemetery at Alicia.

Pallbearers were Shannon McLaughlin, Randy Halfacre, Vern Schuldheisz, Dee Austin, Chance Austin and Jeremy McLaughlin. Honorary pallbearers were Clarence Dwayne Halfacre, Alex McLaughlin, Shane McLaughlin and Robert McLaughlin.

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

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Zachary Steven Harper

Zachary Steven "Zach" Harper, 23, of Walnut Ridge, died July 10, 2013, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Born Nov. 21, 1989, he was a lifelong resident of Lawrence County. He was a 2008 graduate of Hoxie High School and was of the Methodist belief.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Sandy Blazer.

Survivors include his wife, Casandra Collins Harper; a son, Zayn Harper, of the home; his adoptive parents/grandparents, Homer and Peggy Harper, Sedgwick; two sisters, Ashlyn Wayland and Kortney Wayland, both of Walnut Ridge; two brothers, Zebulin Seth Harper and Taylor Conner, both of Sedgwick; his birth mother, Kim Blazer Simpson; his birth father, Richard Steven Harper; and his grandfathers, Will Blazer, Hoxie, and Richard Lawson, Walnut Ridge.

A visitation was held Tuesday evening at the House-Gregg chapel in Walnut Ridge.

Honorary pallbearers were Zeb Harper, Eli Harper, Jacob Gokey, Nathan Collins, Steve Harper, Jason Harper, Luke Harper, Matt Harper and Chris Harper.

Due to the serious medical condition of Zach's wife, a memorial service will be announced at a later date. House-Gregg Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

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

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Robert Bruce Johnson

Robert Bruce Johnson, 75, of Powhatan, died July 14, 2013, at NEA Baptist Hospital.

Born June 26, 1938, in Randolph County, he retired from McDonnell Douglas in St. Peters, Mo., after 37 years. He returned to Arkansas 19 years ago.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bruce and Ida Weaver Johnson; three sisters, Lois Ruth Yuban, Ida Lou Phillips and Sharon Kay Johnson; and in-laws, Stanley and Vinita Mason.

Survivors include his wife, Susan Johnson; a son, William Bruce Johnson and wife Clarissa, Ward; four sisters, Elizabeth Kobosh, Michigan, Ellen England and Joyce Dolton, both of Edwardsville, Ill., and Eva Davis, Powhatan; a brother, James Johnson, Black Rock; a sister-in-law, Peggy Bukota, Renton, Wash.; two grandchildren, Michele Marschal and Daniel Bruce Johnson; and a great-grandson.

Visitation is Thursday from 1-3 p.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home in Walnut Ridge, followed by a private burial.

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

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Ocie Onita Lingo

Ocie Onita Lingo, 85, of Jonesboro, died July 16, 2013, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro.

Born March 6, 1928, in Swifton, she was the daughter of Joe Owen and Gertha Runyon Gray. She owned a daycare and was a member of The Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Lingo; a brother, J.O. Gray; and a sister, Juanita Henderson.

Survivors include a brother, Thirle Gray and wife Lou, Jonesboro; a sister, Pearley May Cantrell, Newark; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside service is today at 10 a.m. at Swifton Cemetery with Brian Combee officiating. Cox-Fears Funeral Home of Walnut Ridge has charge of arrangements.

An online guestbook is available at www.cox-fearsfuneralhome.com.

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Janice K. Lovelady

Janice K. Lovelady, 76, of Smithville, died July 14, 2013, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro.

Born Dec. 10, 1936, in Mt. Morris, Mich., she was the daughter of Walter and Gladys Cumming Werth. She grew up in Mt. Morris and, as a military wife, lived in Morocco and other parts of the world. She had lived in Smithville since 1961.

She was a longtime branch manager at Lawrence County Bank and a bookkeeper at a local feed store. She worked local elections and was the Lawrence County campaign manager for Governor Winthrop Rockefeller.

She taught Sunday school, Training Union classes and vacation Bible school for many years.

She was preceded in death by a brother and sisters.

Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Buddy Joe Lovelady; two sons, Joel Lovelady and wife Kimberly, Jonesboro, and Bill Lovelady and wife Gail, Seattle; a daughter, Jeanine Chilcote and husband Bradley, Little Rock; two sisters, Judy Mantas and husband Nick, Illinois, and Jeri Myers and husband Don, Michigan; two brothers, Karl Werth, Smithville, and Tom Werth, Mt. Morris, Mich.; in-laws, Louise Sisco, Laveta Whitmire, Glenda Sue Lovelady, Virginia Lovelady, Bobby Earl and Mary Sue Lovelady; four grandchildren, Trisha Craig, Aaron Lovelady, Remy Chilcote and Dylan Chilcote; six great-grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Tuesday at 3 p.m. at the Smithville Baptist Church with Keith Marlin officiating. Burial was in Smithville Cemetery under the direction of House-Gregg Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Aaron Lovelady, Remy Chilcote, Dylan Chilcote, Thomas Craig, Shannon Craig and Cecil Balentine.

Memorials may be made to The Jan Lovelady's House of Quilting, c/o Smithville Baptist Church, P.O. Box 37, Smithville, AR 72466.

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

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Cecil Moore

Cecil Moore, 83, of Walnut Ridge, died July 14, 2013, at Lawrence Hall Nursing Center.

Born March 14, 1930, in the Oak community, he was the son of Ballard and Ella Mae Jones Moore. He was retired from Vulcan in Walnut Ridge. He was a lifelong resident of Lawrence County and a member of the Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ in Hoxie.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Edwina Moore; a sister, Emma Gene Young; and two brothers, Henry Moore and James Moore.

Survivors include a son, Bobby Moore, Walnut Ridge; two sisters, Mabelle Krepps and Lenora Walker and husband Danny, all of Booneville; a granddaughter, Amanda Gilbreath; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral is today at 2 p.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home with Sister Rebecca LaPiro officiating, along with Everett Hart and Rick Hart.

Visitation is one hour prior to the service.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Hart, Bryan Butts, Dennis Holt and Stanley Williams.

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

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Robert L. Smith

Robert L. Smith, 69, of Smithville, died July 14, 2013, at his home.

Born Aug. 28, 1943, in Hampton, Va., he was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He retired from Chrysler Corporation in Rockford, Ill., after 33 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Ruth Martindale Smith.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Connie Smith; two daughters, Candy Morris and partner Rob Morand, Lewes, Del., and Robin Williams and husband Glenn, Smithville; a son, Robert Shane Smith, Flora, Ill.; a brother, Tommy Smith and wife Marilyn, Oklahoma; a sister, Judy Capps, Louisiana; and five grandchildren, Kalyn, Kathryn, Kyle, Kasey and Kaden.

A jubilee of life celebration will be held at a later date at the Smith family home.

Memorials may be made to the Special Olympics.

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

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Glenda Wilson

Glendola "Glenda" Wilson, 73, of Hot Springs, died July 6, 2013.

Born Jan. 13, 1940, at Minturn, she was a member of National Park Assembly of God Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank George Allen and Lillie Lonzo Simms; five brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include four daughters, Pamela N. Seel, Hot Springs Village, Sheryl A. Adams and husband Mark, Alabama, Christina M. Ball and Greg Ashworth and Rebecka R. Lee and husband Johnny, all of Hot Springs; two brothers, Ernest Allen and wife Vaudeen, Minturn, and Tommy L. Allen and wife Cheeri, Greers Ferry; three sisters, Georgia L. Freet and Shelby J. Bates, both of Hot Springs, and Frances Whaley and husband Robin, Alicia; eight grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Wednesday, July 10 at 2 p.m. at the National Park Assembly of God Church with Bro. Mike Mason officiating. Burial was in Morning Star Cemetery under the direction of Davis-Smith Funeral Home of Hot Springs.

An online guestbook is available at www.davis-smith.com.

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