October 16, 2013 EditionAlso in this issue...
Wink and BriAnna Hackworth of Walnut Ridge have announced the birth of a son on Oct. 3, 2013, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro.
The baby weighed eight pounds, seven ounces and has been named Noah Derril Hackworth.
Grandparents are Shannon Cobble and Jason Gordon of Bay, Kelly Riggs of Walnut Ridge and Wink Hackworth Sr. of Walcott.
He is the great-grandson of Pam Smith, Randy Cobble and Barbara Hackworth, all of Walnut Ridge, and Gary and Cheryl Liles of Walcott.
Stacey and Carilyn Rouyer of Pocahontas have announced the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Lural Marie Rouyer, to Joseph Henry Williams, son of Stanley and Henrietta Williams of Walnut Ridge.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Earl Hager of Pocahontas and the late Juanota Hager and the late Clement and Florence Rouyer, who lived in Pocahontas.
She is a 2007 graduate of Walnut Ridge High School and received an associate of arts degree from Black River Technical College in 2010.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Loretta Crow of Walnut Ridge and the late Henry Crow and the late Leroy and Carolyn Williams, who lived in Pocahontas.
He is a 2007 Walnut Ridge High School graduate.
The couple will exchange vows on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 2 p.m. at the Cache River Pentecostal Church, located on Highway 228 West in Sedgwick.
All family and friends are invited to attend.
David Earl Bridges, 53, of Black Rock, died Oct. 11, 2013, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Born Dec. 25, 1959, in Loves Park, Ill., he was a farmer and a volunteer fireman for the Black Rock Fire Department. He was of the Baptist belief.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Sharon Bridges.
Survivors include a daughter, Baylee Bridges, Walnut Ridge; and three brothers, Mark Bridges, Peter Bridges and Mike Bridges, all of Illinois.
Graveside service is today at 2 p.m. at Kelly Cemetery, near Black Rock, with Bros. Gary Mashburn and Brian Alexander officiating. Bryan Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers will be Gary Gill, Marty Harris, Andy Holsapple, Bill McGinty, Morgan Robinson and Teddy Voyles.
Visitation is today from 12:30-1:30 at the funeral home.
An online guestbook is available at www.bryanfh.com.
Peggy Marie Gipson, 65, of Pocahontas, died Oct. 13, 2013.
Born Nov. 11, 1947, in Walnut Ridge, she was the daughter of the late J.D. and Vada Davis.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Arlin Duke Davis.
Survivors include her husband, Conie Gipson; a son, Edward Gipson and wife Jennifer; two sisters, Dottie Cook and Kay Simpkins; three grandchildren, Emily, Jeremy and Stephen; and a great-grandchild.
Family and friends will gather today at 6 p.m. at the Great Harvest Church in Pocahontas. A celebration of her life will be held at 7 p.m. Taylor-Cox Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
An online guestbook is available at www.taylor-coxfuneralhome.com.
Ron P. Goza, 64, of Branson, Mo., died Sept. 25, 2013.
Born Oct. 8, 1948, in Powhatan, he was the son of Raymond C. and Opal M. Brown Goza.
He was preceded in death by a son, Jeremiah Goza; and his father, Raymond C. Goza.
Survivors include his wife, Deborah K. Goza; three children, Zachariah Goza, Mariah Goza and Paul Goza; his mother, Opal Goza; and a grandchild.
Cremation was under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks in Hollister, Mo.
Memorial contributions to help with expenses may be made at Regions Bank on Highland Drive in Jonesboro in care of Deborah K. Goza.
An online guestbook is available at www.cremationsoftheozarks.com.
Alice Janelle Henry, 80, of Walnut Ridge, died Oct. 12, 2013, at the Walnut Ridge Nursing Center.
Born Feb. 19, 1933, in Elizabeth, she was the daughter of Lee Jackson and Lona Shelton Campbell. She was a homemaker and a member of Free Street Church of Christ. She had worked in the Monette Nursing Home cafeteria.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Burnis Henry, on Oct. 1, 1966; and a sister, Argie Sanders.
Survivors include her husband, A.J. Henry; two daughters, Rhonda Thompson and husband Keith and Deborah Pace and husband Dick, all of Monette; two sons, Vernon Henry and wife Suzann, Paragould, and Stanley Henry and wife Lisa, Denton, Texas; two stepsons, Phil Henry and wife Jackie and Terry Henry and wife Cathy, all of Walnut Ridge; three brothers, L.J. Campbell, Joe Campbell and Neal Campbell; three sisters, Azalee Zimmer, Margie Fry and Dollie Messer; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral was Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Free Street Church of Christ with minister Eddie Dunigan officiating. Burial will be in Monette Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Bryan Funeral Home.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
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Virginia "Tooty" Lovelady, 86, of Walnut Ridge, died Oct. 10, 2013, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.
Born Aug. 3, 1927, in Pocahontas, she was the daughter of Charlie and Annie Sago Johnston. She lived most of her life in Lawrence County and was a member of Free Street Church of Christ in Walnut Ridge. She retired from GTE Telephone Company in Pocahontas after more than 40 years of employment.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Lovelady; a brother, Carl Johnston; and a sister, Genevieve Drury.
Survivors include a son, Charles Lovelady and wife Natalie, Walnut Ridge; a daughter, Vicki Jones and husband Donald, Walnut Ridge; four grandchildren, Jennifer Jenkins and husband Mark, Austin, Minn., Ashley Burris and husband Hunter, Cody Jones and wife Whitney and Kimi Lovelady, all of Walnut Ridge; and seven great-grandchildren, Taylor, Garrett, Chloe, Baylee, Cade, Maddie and Brik.
Graveside service was Sunday at 2 p.m. at Smithville Cemetery with Lloyd Clark officiating. House-Gregg Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
An online guestbook is available at www.housegreggfh.com.
Woodrow Sheffield "Woodie" Robb Jr., 54, died Oct. 13, 2013, in Searcy.
He was raised in Walnut Ridge and graduated from WRHS in 1977. While in junior high, he began working at Don Rorex's Grocery Store in Hoxie. He went on to manage a large custom butcher shop in Detroit. Later in his career, he owned and operated a business in Heber Springs.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Woodrow and Allena Robb; and a brother, Terry L. Robb.
Survivors include a son, Kevin Robb, Dearborn, Mich.; and two brothers, Dennis J. Robb, Nevada, and Colonel Danny J. Robb, California.
No public services are planned.
Friends are encouraged to remember Woodie by posting comments at the Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home website at searcymceuenfuneralhome.com.
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