October 23, 2013 Edition

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Prater ~ Redden Finney ~ Tinker


Michael Dillon Brawley Phillip Cagle Mel Cook
James R. Crews Phyllis Doyle Larry Dunham
James Flood Peggy Ann Glover Bill Graham
Owdia Sagley Joyce Gilliam-Smith
Willene Morse Whitlow



Mr. and Mrs. Rickey Prater of Walnut Ridge have announced the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Lesha Shantelle Prater, to Kyle Douglass Redden, son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Redden of Cave City, formerly of Gosnell.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Gilmore of Walnut Ridge and the late Mr. and Mrs. Burl Prater of Portia. She is a 2004 Hoxie High School graduate and received a bachelor's degree in public relations from Arkansas Tech University in Russellville in 2009.

She is employed at The Times Dispatch as an advertising consultant and staff writer and is a member of the Jonesboro Zeta Tau Alpha alum.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Brown of Hot Springs, the late Mr. and Mrs. Dock Rauls of Hornersville, Mo., and the late Jake Redden of Cuba, Ky.

He is a 2005 graduate of Hillcrest High School and is employed as a coal yard operator at Plum Point Energy Station in Osceola. 2, at 2 p.m. at the Cache River Pentecostal Church, located on Highway 228 West in Sedgwick.

The couple will exchange vows on Nov. 9, 2013, at 5 p.m. at Manley Chapel on the campus of Williams Baptist College. A reception will follow the ceremony at the Walnut Ridge Country Club.

All family and friends are invited to attend.

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Richard "Rick" Wayne Finney Jr. and Charlotte Mae Tinker were united in marriage in a double-ring ceremony on Oct. 5.

Justice of the Peace Art Roach married the couple during an informal, private ceremony in Walnut Ridge.

The bride is the daughter of Richard and Margretta Tinker and is a 1998 graduate of Hoxie High School.

She was given in marriage by her son, Malachi Tinker, eight.

The groom is the son of Richard and Patsy Finney. He is a 1999 Hoxie High School graduate.

In attendance were the couple's sons, Malachi Tinker, Rickey Finney and Tripp Tinker. The couple thanks their family and friends for their blessings

Following the ceremony they are residing in Walnut Ridge.

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Michael Dillon Brawley

Michael "Dillon" Brawley, 15, of Fayetteville, formerly of Strawberry, died Oct. 15, 2013, near Fayetteville

Born June 19, 1998, in Memphis, he was a 10th-grade student at West Fork High School, where he was a member of the football team. He loved music and video games, and was a member of Bold Springs Missionary Baptist Church near Strawberry.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents.

Survivors include his father, Michael Brawley, of the home; two sisters, Jennifer Brawley, of the home, and Anita Brawley, Fayetteville; his mother, Anita Roxanne Vernon, Mississippi; two half-sisters, Tabitha Ferguson, Indiana, Megan Ferguson, Tennessee, and Hannah Vernon, Mississippi; two half-brothers, Hunter Vernon and Logan Vernon; his grandparents, Vinson Maddox and Anita Ray, both of Brownsville, Tenn.; three uncles, Paul Maddox, Vinson Maddox Jr. and Joseph Maddox, all of Brownsville, Tenn.; and an aunt, Melody Stover, Virginia.

Funeral was Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Bold Springs Missionary Baptist Church, near Strawberry, with DeShawn Pankey officiating. Private burial was under the direction of House-Gregg Funeral Home of Walnut Ridge and Lynn.

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

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Phillip Cagle

Phillip Harry Gene Cagle, 64, of Jonesboro, died Oct. 18, 2013, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro.

Born Feb. 2, 1949, in Newport, he was an underline cable and construction worker for the telephone company. He was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in He was preceded in death by his parents, Ott and Effie Porter Cagle; a brother, Junior Cagle; and a sister, Wanda Lee Wilson.

Survivors include his wife, Margie Thomas Cagle, whom he married Nov. 1, 1972; a son, Kelly Cagle, Jonesboro; a sister, Mary Lee Roper, Walnut Ridge; and a granddaughter, Cheyenne Mayberry Cagle.

Graveside service was Saturday at 3 p.m. at Strangers Home Cemetery with Bro. Keith Woodridge officiating. Bryan Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Kelly Cagle, Charles Thomas, Christopher Seals, Jason Winemiller, Daniel Wilson, Bill Thomas and Rickey Simmons.

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

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Mel Cook

Mel Cook, 69, of St. Louis, formerly of Gary, Texas, died Oct. 12, 2013, in St. Louis.

Born Sept. 9, 1944, in Saffell, he retired in 2001 as a car hauler for Allied Systems of Shreveport, La. He was a member of the Teamsters Union and the VFW in Carthage, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin Gratis and Hildred Emogene Polston Cook.

Survivors include his wife, Deborah K. Goza; three Survivors include his wife of 17 years, Sandra Kay Cook, whom he married March 4, 1996; two sons, Derrell Cook and Terry Scott Cook, both of Spandora, Texas; two daughters, Crystal Michelle Chitwood and husband Cody, Derby, Kan., and Nora Elizabeth Reynolds and husband Micah, Searcy; a brother, Lonnie Cook, Van Buren; five sisters, Malvinia Kaptchinskie, Houston, Ollie Hunt, Walnut Ridge, Melba Howard, Brookland, Alpha Ann Climer, Willis, Texas, and Sherlyn Wilson, Swifton; and seven grandchildren, Nathaniel Mercer, Sara Michelle Mercer, Collin Chitwood, Jayden Reynolds, Samantha Cook, Mariah Cook and Taylor Cook.

Funeral was Friday at 2 p.m. at Jackson's Newport Funeral Home. Burial was in Gracelawn Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Thomas Blevins, Jerry Howard, Brad Howard, Chris Troutman, Ryan Troutman and Scotty Cason.

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

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James R. Crews

James R. Crews, 83, died Oct. 19, 2013.

He was a former administrator at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

A memorial service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Fifth & Pine Church of Christ in Rector.

Memorials may be made to the Paragould Children's Home.

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Phyllis Doyle

Phyllis Marie Doyle, 76, of Portia, passed away Oct. 16, 2013, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Born Nov. 4, 1936, at Cedar Ridge, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Amanda Million Clark. She was a homemaker and a member of the Black Rock United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Billy Ed Doyle, of the home; two sons, Tim (Carrie) Doyle and Steve (Shelley) Doyle, both of Portia; a grandson, Evan Doyle of Portia; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral was Saturday at 10 a.m. at Bryan Funeral Home with Bro. Jim West officiating. Burial was in Clover Bend Cemetery. Pallbearers were Dr. Terry Van Doyle, Billy Doyle, David Doyle, Randy Doyle, Joe Penn and Jim Penn. Honorary pallbearers were Bobby Joe Pickney, J.B. Tate, Bill Maxwell, Donald Clayton, Dickie Smith and Oland Goad.

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


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Larry Dunham

Larry Dwaine Dunham, 58, of Wynne, formerly of Walnut Ridge, died Oct. 18, 2013, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

Born July 11, 1955, in Walnut Ridge, he was an elementary schoolteacher at the Wynne Primary School.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford D. and Nila Rutledge Dunham.

Survivors include three sons, Kevin Dunham, Matt Dunham and Eric Dunham, all of Pocahontas; two daughters, Star Wellman, Pocahontas, and Tina Nichols, Warm Springs; two brothers, Reggie Dunham, Viola, and Dennis Dunham, Amarillo, Texas; and four grandchildren.

Funeral was Sunday at 2 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Home with Bro. Terry Miller officiating. Burial was in Austin Cemetery.

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

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James Flood

James Flood, 75, of Powhatan, died Oct. 22, 2013, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro.

Arrangements will be announced by House-Gregg Funeral Home.

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

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Peggy Ann Glover

Peggy Ann Glover, 72, of Paragould, formerly of Walnut Ridge, died Oct. 11, 2013, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould.

Born July 7, 1941, in Peoria, Ill., she was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Paragould.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond Reeves and Tapesey Hill Cox; three brothers, Chuck, Larry and Jim; a sister, Betty; and a stepson, Grayson Glover.

Survivors include her husband, Richard Glover; a daughter, Karan McAlister and husband Mac, Jonesboro; three sons, Caleb "Bud" (Carmen) Dillport, Daytona Beach, Fla., Jimmy (Cindy) Dillport, Cabot, and Patrick (Alicia Riggs) Dillport, Paragould; a sister, Alice McBride, Dothan, Ala.; a brother, Terry Reeves, Decatur, Ill.; 11 grandchildren, Emily, Kory, Dylan, James, Travis, Chloe, Megan, Tyler, Skyler, Chloe Celeste and John Davis; and four great-grandchildren.

A celebration of her life was held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Paragould with Father Mike Sinkler officiating. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery. Heath Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Agape House, P.O. Box 1056, Paragould, AR 72451.

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

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Bill Graham

Billy Graham, 80, of Jonesboro, died Oct. 20, 2013, at his home.

Born Nov. 22, 1932, in Clover Bend, he was the son of William and Ellen Graham. He was a member of Walnut Street Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and headed numerous committees. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Glenda Graham; and a brother, Brooks Graham.

Survivors include his wife, Jean Graham; two sons, Marshall Graham and Barry Graham and wife Shellie, all of Jonesboro; a daughter, Missy Minton and husband Shane, Jonesboro; two sisters, Noma Kamler and Nova Lawson, both of Cuba, Mo.; and four grandchildren, Felecia, Layne, Shayla and Nathan.

Private graveside service is Thursday at 1 p.m. at Jonesboro Memorial Park with Curtis Shatley officiating. Emerson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers will be Danny Harlan, Jim Gillis, Jim Cole, Ken Lawson, Ron Pigue Jr. and Davis Pigue.

There will be no public visitation.

Memorials may be made to the building fund at Walnut Street Baptist Church, 1910 Scenic Rd., Jonesboro, AR 72401.

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

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Owdia Sagley

Owdia Sagley, 95, of Benton, formerly of Jonesboro, died Oct. 19, 2013, at Saline Hospice House in Bryant.

Born Feb. 9, 1918, in Hoxie, she was the daughter of Roy and Maggie Coy. She was a longtime member of the Nettleton Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Melford Virginia "Jack" Sagley; and two sons, Al Spargo Jr. and Jimmy Roy Sagley

Survivors include three children, Virginia Morris and husband Gary, Benton, Jack Sagley and wife Linda, Round Rock, Texas, and Barbara Clippard and husband Tommy, Gainesville, Fla.; 14 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral is today at 10 a.m. at Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home with Jimmy Young officiating. Burial will be in Nettleton Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ike Daugherty, Tim Gill, Dennis Gregory, Paul Harrison, James Lea and Bill Lester.

An online guestbook is available at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com

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Joyce Gilliam-Smith

A memorial service for Joyce Gilliam-Smith will be held Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at Union Cemetery in Saffell. All friends and family are invited to attend. Back to Top

Willene Morse Whitlow

Willene Bell Morse Whitlow, 72, of Saffell, died Oct. 14, 2013, in Batesville.

Born March 21, 1941, at Saffell, she worked in logging. She was a member of Mt. Harmony Free Will Baptist Church, where she was involved in many activities.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Morse; her parents, Bert and Rosetta Mitchell Bell; two grandsons, Shane Morse and Wayne Morse; a great-granddaughter, Taylor Kayann Morrison; four brothers; and three sisters.

Survivors include her husband, Gary Whitlow; a son, Kenny Morse and wife Rhonda, Saffell; two daughters, Annette Johnson and husband Matt, Newark, and Paulette Meadows and husband Eddie, Cord; a brother, A.L. Bell, Saffell; eight grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Friday at 10 a.m. at Mt. Harmony Free Will Baptist Church with Stanley Vandergriff and R.J. Akers officiating. Burial was in Hopewell Cemetery at Cord. Willis Funeral Service of Batesville had charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Glenn Meadows, Robert Johnson, Thomas Johnson, Aaron Jobe, Eddie Ray Doyle and Kenny Dingman.

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

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