July 24, 2013 Edition

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Births

Isaiah Grant McVay

Obituaries

Eunice Brewer Dr. Bob Cameron Tommy Glen Carr
Gerald Dillingham Roberta Hanshaw Sharon Haynes
Dick Justus Modene Mitchell Perry Murphy
Vicka Park Ralph Steele James Michael Walton

Births

Isaiah Grant McVay

Darren and Melissa McVay of Walnut Ridge have announced the birth of a son, born July 18, 2013, at NEA Baptist in Jonesboro.

The baby weighed seven pounds, eight ounces, and has been named Isaiah Grant McVay.

He has two sisters, Madison, seven, and Kennedy, five. Grandparents are Jim and Kay McVay of Newark and Keith and Anita Marlin of Walnut Ridge.

Great-grandparents are James and Bobbie Manning of Walnut Ridge and Bud and Irene Hutchison of Newark.

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Obituaries

Eunice Brewer

Eunice "Brownie" Brewer, 95, of Sidney died July 21, 2013, at a Batesville hospital.

Born Nov. 12, 1917, at Sidney, she was the daughter of Stephen and Josie Stroud Cole. She was a homemaker and a retired schoolteacher, having taught 42 years primarily at Evening Shade. She was a member of the Extension Homemakers Club at Sidney and the Sidney Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, O.J. Brewer; a brother, E.H. Cole; and two sisters, Tressie Westmoreland and Iola Hall.

Survivors include a daughter, Sue Whitmire and husband Ronald, Strawberry; three granddaughters, Becky Saffell and husband Ronald, Saffell, Angie Adams and husband Wendell, Batesville, and Ashley Holder and husband Shane, Strawberry; nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.

Funeral was Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Sidney Cumberland Presbyterian Church with Rev. Alan Meinzer officiating and Mitch Bell assisting. Burial was in Mt. Carmel Cemetery at Sidney under the direction of Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.

Pallbearers were Shane Holder, Ronald Saffell, Wendell Adams, Craig Whitmire, Scott Whitmire and Ty Holder.

Honorary pallbearers were Alex Moody, Tim Battles, Tim Bradley, Justin Davis, Michael Davis, Kirk Ratliff, Jeremy Ratliff, Joe Arnn, Max Cole, Scott Brewer, Wayne Fore and Dr. J.D. Allen.

Memorials may be made to the Sidney Cumberland Presbyterian Church, c/o Jodi Moody, 127 AR Hwy. 58, Sidney, AR 72577.

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Dr. Bob Cameron

Dr. Robert Lynn "Bob" Cameron, 72, of Union City, Tenn., died July 11, 2013.

Born March 3, 1941, in Portia, he spent his high school years in Jonesboro and attended Jonesboro High School. He continued his education at Arkansas State for college, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock for medical school and the University of Tennessee at Memphis for board certification in Obstetrics and Gynecology before moving to Union City.

He served in the U.S. Air Force as a flight surgeon from 1968 to 1970.

He was an active member in the Character Builder's Sunday school class at First United Methodist Church, joining shortly after his arrival in Union City over 40 years ago.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Inez and Linual Cameron; and a sister, Suzi Steiger.

Survivors include his wife, Paula Ann Cameron; two sons, Jason Cameron and wife Katherine, and Jonathan Cameron and wife Holly; a sister, Kay Yount and husband John; and five grandchildren, Allyson, Emily, Chloe, Tucker and Mac.

A celebration of his life was held Saturday at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Union City. White-Ranson Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or to the church or charity of the donor's choice.

An online guestbook is available at www.white-ranson.com.

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Tommy Glen Carr

Tommy Glen Carr, 55, of Pocahontas died July 18 at Fiver Rivers Medical Center in Pocahontas.

Born Jan. 2, 1958, in Walnut Ridge, he was the son of Darrell and Onema Dunn Carr and had lived most of his life in Hoxie. He was a truck driver and of the Pentecostal belief.

He was preceded in death by his father and his maternal and paternal grandparents.

Survivors include his wife, Diane Carr; son, Devin Carr; and daughter, Shelley Allen, all of the home; his mother, Onema Carr, Walnut Ridge; three sisters, Janie Farris and husband Jackie and Sandy Carr, all of Walnut Ridge, and Nancy Morrison and husband Jamie, Batesville; two sisters-in-law, Denise Ludwig, Mammoth Spring, and Vanessa Shultz, Hoxie; and his father-in-law, Bud Moody, Hoxie.

Funeral was Saturday at 3 p.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home in Walnut Ridge with Rick Hart officiating. Burial followed in Crossroads Cemetery at Portia.

Pallbearers were Wesley Gates, Jason Harwell, Pete Kilpatrick, Johnny Holder, Nick Dawson, Keith Carlisle and Brandon Wolner.

An online guest books is available at www.housegreggfh.com.

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Gerald Dillingham

Gerald Dillingham, 83, of Benton died July 20, 2013, in Benton.

Born April 1, 1930, to Dan and Lucy Skimahorn Dillingham, he had lived in Indiana, Walnut Ridge and Benton. He was a musician.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Jesse Lee Dillingham, and a sister, Dessie May Dillingham.

Survivors include a brother, Doyle Ray Dillingham, Pocahontas; and two sisters, Katherine Dillingham Phillips, Fort Payne, Ala., and Beverly Dillingham Powers, Walnut Ridge.

Funeral was Tuesday at 10 a.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home in Walnut Ridge with burial following in the Masonic Cemetery in Pocahontas.

An online guest books is available at www.housegreggfh.com.

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Roberta Hanshaw

Roberta W. Hanshaw, 78, of Walnut Ridge, died July 22, 2013.

Born Jan. 8, 1935, in Egypt, she was the daughter of Sam and Ruby Prewitt Wood. She lived most of her life in Sharp and Lawrence counties. She was a Walmart Associate in Walnut Ridge for 21 years and a member of Main Street Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Joyce Mae Hudson, and two brothers, Pete Wood and Jerry Wood.

Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Vic Hanshaw; two sons, Mark Hanshaw and wife Lora, of Harrison, and Kenny Hanshaw, of the home; two grandchildren, McKenzie Hanshaw and Kelsey Hanshaw; and one great-granddaughter.

Funeral will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home in Walnut Ridge with Bro. Bob Davis officiating. Burial will follow in Lawrence Memorial Park.

Visitation will be tonight from 6-8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.

Pallbearers will be Kyle Craig, Junior Briner, Dallas Cagle, Larry King, Doug Wayland and Gene Dauck.

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

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Sharon Haynes

Sharon Louise Haynes, 67, of Black Rock, died July 16, 2013, at her home.

Born July 30, 1945, in Aurora, Ill., she was a homemaker and a member of Peoples Faith Tabernacle in Hoxie.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard William and Doris Adeline Mitchell Shick; and a sister, Lois Shick.

Survivors include her husband, R.L. Haynes, whom she married Nov. 15, 1963, in Yorkville, Ill.; two sons, Robert Haynes, Black Rock, and Jerry Haynes, Imboden; two daughters, Angela Fry, Swifton, and Carmen Branch, Memphis; three brothers, Howard Shick, Bristol, Ill., Richard Shick, Winter Park Village, Fla., and John Shick, Yorkville, Ill.; four sisters, Helen Payne, Yorkville, Ill., Gloria Marshall, Big Sandy, Tenn., Diana Marple, Peyton, Colo., and Dorene Rice, Oswego, Ill.; 10 grandchildren, Laura Bramblett, Leslie Fry, Alysha Tims, Toni McDougal, Dusten Haynes, Cassie Haynes, Camie Haynes, Jordan Haynes, Lindsey Coffman and Madison Branch; and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Friday at 10 a.m. at Peoples Faith Tabernacle in Hoxie with Roger Brand officiating. Burial was in Hope Cemetery at Imboden under the direction of Cox-Fears Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Keith Aaron, Hershel Gilliam, Dan Callahan, Gerald Powell, Scott Ruthen and Elmo Woods. Honorary pallbearers were Donald Clayton, Dwight Gosner and Garland Guntharp.

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

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Dick Justus

Thomas "Dick" Justus, 87, of Hoxie died July 19, 2013.

Born Aug. 16, 1925, in Lauratown, he was the son of James H. and Addie Buchanan Justus. He was a retired farmer and early in his life he farmed at Stranger's Home. In the 1960s he moved to the Greene County community of Walnut Corner, south of Light. He was a recent resident of Hoxie.

He was preceded in death by seven siblings.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Lavina Allen Justus; a daughter, Ellen Justus; three sons, David Justus, Joe Justus and wife Barb and Mark Justus; two sisters, Helen Wooley, Michigan, and Anna Laura Long, Walnut Ridge; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Graveside service was Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Strangers Home Cemetery in Alicia under the direction of House-Gregg Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Sam Allen, Tyler Burchfield, Dale Lyles, Sam Justus, Junior Tucker and Doug Arnold.

Memorials may be made to Arkansas Children's Hospital or The Children's Shelter in Walnut Ridge.

An online guest books is available at www.housegreggfh.com.

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Modene Mitchell

Modene Tyler Mitchell, 88, of Pocahontas, passed away July 19, 2013.

Born April 21, 1925, in Pocahontas, she was the daughter of the late JP and Opal Tyler.

She was preceded in death by husband, John Mitchell; a sister, Pauline Tribble; and an infant brother and sister.

Survivors include two sons, John (Carole) Mitchell of Mt. Grove, Mo., and James David (Apple) Mitchell of Dallas; two daughters, Virginia (Rickey) Goff of Smithville and Mariglee (Jake) Liebhaber of Cornelius, N.C., two sisters, Carolyn Harris of Pocahontas and Illene Biron of Hardy; 12 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Friday from 5-8 p.m. in the chapel of McNabb Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. with Nelson Henderson and Jerry Clements officiating in the chapel of McNabb Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Masonic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Heritage Museum in Pocahontas.

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Perry Murphy

Perry Allen Murphy, 90, of Ravenden, died July 23, 2013, at Five Rivers Medical Center in Pocahontas.

Born May 6, 1923, in Doniphan, Mo., he was the son of Leo Raymond and Edna Livingston Murphy. He was an Army veteran, having served in WWII, and was a POW and Purple Heart recipient. He owned and operated a sawmill.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Onita Murphy; a stepson, Marty Wells; and a brother, Carl Chester Murphy.

Survivors include two sons, Jerry Murphy, Searcy, and James Murphy, Watts, Okla.; a stepson, Keith Wells, Fayetteville; a daughter, Joan Burch, Lynn; a stepdaughter, Patricia Wells, Pritchard, Hawaii; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Cox-Fears Funeral Home of Walnut Ridge. Burial will be in Opposition Cemetery near Ravenden.

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

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Vicka Park

Vicka Jo Whitlow Park, 50, of Portia, died July 23 at her home.

Born Dec. 27, 1962, in Walnut Ridge, she was a lifelong resident of Lawrence County and had been an employee of the Haynes House in Portia.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Dwayne Whitlow; her maternal grandfather, Paul Mullen; and her maternal grandparents, Joe Holland and Ozella Ratliff Holland.

Survivors include her husband, John David Park; two sons, Scott Whitlow and wife Dena and Aaron Whitlow and wife Melinda, all of Portia; her mother, Phyllis Flippo and husband Jerry, Portia; her father, Joe Holland and wife Gail, Clover Bend; her maternal grandmother, Nella Mullen, Walnut Ridge; three sisters, Melody Wilson and Stephanie Hurst, both of Walnut Ridge, and Carol Ann Whitmire, Hoxie; two brothers, Adam Holland, Jonesboro, and Donnie Butts, Walnut Ridge; and five grandchildren, Emmalee Whitlow, Kate Whitlow, A.J. Whitlow, Zoe Whitlow and Will Whitlow.

Funeral will be Friday at 11 a.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Lawrence Memorial Park.

Visitation will be Thursday from 6-8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.

Pallbearers will be Junior Mullen, Scotty Mullen, Matt Mullen, Paul Mullen, Chip Gill and Jody Foster.

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

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Ralph Steele

Ralph Steele, 94, of Walnut Ridge, died July 21, 2013, in Walnut Ridge.

Born July 24, 1918, to Tilman and Matha Lee Steele, he was a lifelong resident of Lawrence County. He was a truck driver and attended the Hopewell Assembly of God Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Steele, in 2012; a sister, Jewell Lawrence; and a brother, Sid Steele.

He is survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral will be this morning at 10:30 at House-Gregg Funeral Home in Walnut Ridge with burial following in Strangers Home Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Joe Videll, Darrell Steele, Terry Jones, Stan Jones, Bill Videll and D.J. Steele.

Memorials may be made to Hopewell Assembly of God Church.

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

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James Michael Walton

James Michael Walton, 66, of Ravenden, died July 18, 2013, at his home.

Born Feb. 27, 1947, he was a truck driver.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a daughter, Mary Ann Walton.

Survivors include a daughter, Joanna Holloway of Williford.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Cox-Fears Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

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

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