April 09, 2014 Edition

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Harold Moore Bruce Mary Rosalee Combs Bobby Humes
Ronald Dean Jarrett Lillie Lewis Anita Louise Miles
Brayden James Price Sonny Ratliff Sherry A. Wildrick

Obituaries

Harold Moore Bruce

Harold Moore Bruce, 86, of Powhatan, died April 1, 2014, at Lawrence Hall Nursing Center.

Born July 3, 1927, in Calamine, he was the son of Clarence and Mabel Moore Bruce. He was a U.S. Army veteran and worked for the USDA Farmers Home Administration for 25 years. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Black Rock.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Robert Bruce, Wallace Bruce and Ernest Bruce; and two sisters, Bertha Gill and Martha Lackey.

Survivors include his wife, Bobbie Kathryn Clark Bruce, whom he married June 16, 1959, in Black Rock; three children, Stephen Bruce, Cherokee Village, Karen Garrett, Fuquay-Varina, N.C., and Winston Bruce, Evans, Ga.; a brother, Calvin Bruce, Ft. Meyers, Fla.; a sister, Alice Foley, Powhatan; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Saturday at 10 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Black Rock with Jim West officiating. Burial was in Powhatan Cemetery under the direction of Cox-Fears Funeral Home.

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

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Mary Rosalee Combs

Mary Rosalee Combs, 83, of Hoxie, died April 5, 2014, at Lawrence Hall Nursing Center.

Born July 5, 1930, in Trumann, she was the daughter of Isaac Posey and Pearl Mae McClahand Walton. She lived in Lawrence County most of her life and was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Combs; and two brothers, Joe Walton and Doyle Walton.

Survivors include three daughters, Paulette Sifford and husband Jerry, Ravenden, Alfreda Jones and husband Tom, Jonesboro, and Virginia Freeman and husband James, Hoxie; a son, Shane Combs and wife Dede, Hoxie; two brothers, Gene Walton, Hoxie, and Van Hall, South Carolina; nine grandchildren, Felicity Rhea, Heath Sifford, Michelle Waldrupe, Lauren Jones, Amanda Jones, Tyler Combs, Branden Combs, Camren Combs and Justen Combs; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral is today at 10 a.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home with Jim Gray officiating. Burial will be in Whittaker Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Sifford, Heath Sifford, Tom Jones, Gordon Rhea, James Freeman and Tony Waldrupe. Honorary pallbearers will be the nurses and aides at Lawrence Hall Nursing Center.

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

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Bobby Humes

Robert “Bobby” Humes, 56, of Powhatan, died March 22, 2014, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Born May 8, 1958, in Walnut Ridge, he was a lifelong resident of Lawrence County. He was an ag tech recruiter and a mechanic at Greenway Equipment, Inc. in Walnut Ridge.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ryburn and Minnie Terry Humes.

Survivors include his wife, Donna Sue Humes, whom he married Oct. 17, 1986; a son, Shawn Humes and wife Shirley, Powhatan; a sister, Meajean McReynolds, Powhatan; three brothers, Perry Humes and Marion Humes, both of Walnut Ridge, and Donnie Humes, Powhatan; a grandson, Robby Humes; and special friends, Steve Wade, Doug Kincade, Mike Phillips and Jason Mondy.

Funeral was March 25 at 10 a.m. at Main Street Church of Christ in Walnut Ridge. Burial was in Powhatan Cemetery under the direction of House-Gregg Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Joe Bolick, Thomas Fry, Jason Aaron, Heath Teel, Brandon Chamberlain and Jacob Kingcade.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Attn: Southwest Affiliate, P.O. Box 841125, Dallas, TX 75284-1125.

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

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Ronald Dean Jarrett

Ronald Dean Jarrett, 68, of Pocahontas, died April 6, 2014, at Five Rivers Medical Center.

Funeral is Friday at 2 p.m. at McNabb Funeral Home in Pocahontas with Jim Thorpe officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery.

Visitation is Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Arkansas Children's Hospital in memory of his grandson, Austin Jarrett.

A full obituary will appear in next week's Times Dispatch.

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Lillie Lewis

Lillie Lewis, 96, of Walnut Ridge, died April 6, 2014, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Born Sept. 18, 1917, in Tom, Okla., she was the daughter of Bud and Maggie Alice Tubbs. She lived most of her life in Lawrence County and was a member of the Hoxie Church of Christ. She was a homemaker and worked for the Jonathan Logan Dress Company for over 20 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Lewis; a son, Kenneth Lewis; a sister, Lottie Baird; four brothers, Marvin Tubbs, O.D. Tubbs, Junior Tubbs and Bill Tubbs; and a great-grandchild, Daniel Wayne.

Survivors include two daughters, Melvina Dodd and husband Joe, Knobel, and Betty Inman and husband Arthur, Hoxie; a sister, Francis Smith and husband Darrel Ray, Sedgwick; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral is Thursday at 11 a.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home with grandson David Inman officiating. Burial will be in Lawrence Memorial Park.

Visitation is this evening from 5:30-7 at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be grandsons: Joe Lewis, Robert Lewis, Michael Dodd, Ralph E. Dodd, Ricky Inman and David Inman.

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Anita Louise Miles

Anita Louise Miles, 70, of Ravenden, died April 1, 2014, at her home.

Born Feb. 6, 1944, in Manila, she was a riverboat cook and was of the Baptist belief.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Eugene and Lucille Hardy Vassar.

Survivors include her husband, Erbon Miles; three sons, Randall Scott Miles and wife Jane, and Dawayne Miles and wife Darla, all of Ravenden, and Marvin Eugene Miles, Ozark Acres; a daughter, Carroll Kendall and husband Rodney, Beech Grove; five brothers, Bobby Vassar and Pete Vassar, both of Michigan, and Jerry Vassar, Phillip Vassar and Terry Vassar, all of Manila; three sisters, Bonnie Estes, Wirth, and Linda Coleman and Debbie Vassar, both of Manila; five grandchildren, Matthew Miles, Michael Miles, Allie Kendall, Britni Miles and Sydney Miles; and a great-grandchild.

A memorial service was held Friday at 11 a.m. at Cox-Fears Funeral Home with Robert Vassar officiating.

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

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Brayden James Price

Brayden James Price, three-month old son of Terry and Erin Price of Strawberry, died April 6, 2014, at Arkansas Children's Hospital.

He was born Dec. 30, 2013, in Batesville.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Julie Richardson.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Terry Price Jr., of the home; grandparents, Terry Lynn and Lori Price, Strawberry; grandfather, Fred Richardson, Walnut Ridge; and great-grandparents, Leroy and Mary Price, Strawberry, and Jim and Sue Smith, Imboden.

Funeral is today at 2 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Home with Bro. Frank Casillas officiating. Burial will be in Duty Cemetery.

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

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Sonny Ratliff

Vern (Lester) “Sonny” Ratliff, 78, of Dyer, Ind., died March 27, 2014, in Chicago.

Born Dec. 16, 1935, in Smithville, he was the son of Lester C. and Tishie Ratliff. He was an auctioneer who worked throughout the Midwest.

He was preceded in death by a sibling, Euthel Dixon.

Survivors include his wife, Glenda Reinbolt Ratliff; four daughters, Rebecca Ratliff, Christine Murray and husband William, Dawn Witczak and husband Jim, and Jennifer Naddy and husband Jason; two sons, Shane Ratliff and wife Jackie, and Michael Wojcik; a sister, Charlene Holabough; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Monday, March 31, at 8 p.m. at Smits Funeral Home in Dyer, Ind., with Rev. Bob Bouwer officiating. Burial was private.

Memorials may be made in care of the family.

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

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Sherry A. Wildrick

Sherry A. Wildrick, 64, of Ravenden, died April 5, 2014, at her home.

Born Dec. 5, 1949, in Bells, Tenn., she was an owner and operator of the Ravenden Snack Shack.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Harvey and Beulah Adkinson Kinzer; and two sisters, Mary Jane Kosser and Irene Kirby.

Survivors include her husband, Lee Wildrick; three sons, Scott Andrade, Phoenix, Joel Wildrick, Jonesboro, and Tracey Andrade, Ravenden Springs; a brother, Cliff Kinzer, Ravenden; a sister, Jean Stones, Baton Rouge, La.; and six grandchildren.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

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

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