June 11, 2014 Edition

Also in this issue...

News | Sports Scene | Education | Viewpoints | Records |

Births

Archibald

Obituaries

Louise C. Bowden Juanita Bryant Charlene Clara Clark
Charles Franklin Farmer Rev. Elbert Byron Jean Donald F. Layne
Katie Delcine Mayland Edith Avanell Saffell

Births

Layla Rayne Archibald

Malorie Frazier and Brian Archibald, both of Walnut Ridge, have announced the birth of a daughter, born on May 7, 2014, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro.

The baby weighed seven pounds, and has been named Layla Rayne Archibald. She has two siblings, Lily Burleson, four, and Haven Archibald, three.

Grandparents are Larry and Donna Frazier of Hoxie and Bryan and Tara Pittman of Walnut Ridge.

Great-grandparents are Roger and Marcy Archibald, Larry and Lana Henson and Leon Winn, all of Paragould; Broady and Betty Pittman of Ravenden and Sue Pittman of Walnut Ridge.

Back to Top

Obituaries

Louise C. Bowden

Louise C. “Chris” Bowden, 85, of Flint, Mich., and Arizona, died June 3, 2014, at Hospice House of Shiawassee County.

Born June 19, 1928, in Walnut Ridge, she was the daughter of John and Linnie Phillips Staten. She was involved in United Methodist and Presbyterian churches throughout her life.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Thomas Bowden, on Jan. 1, 2012; three brothers, Robert Staten, James Staten and Maurice Staten; and a sister, Elizabeth Nan Rice.

Survivors include a daughter, Janice Hendrix, Gaines, Mich.; a son, Thomas Bowden and wife Katherine “Missy”, Tucson, Ariz.; three sisters, Mary Koziak, Roseburg, Ore., and Melba Damota and Linda Crawford, both of Grand Blanc, Mich.; a brother, Carroll Staten, Knoxville, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Nathan, Tara, Emily, Juliana and Gillian; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Sunday at 3 p.m. at Sharp Funeral Homes in Swartz Creek, Mich., with Rev. Susan Bennett Stiles officiating.

Memorials may be made the Parkinson's Foundation.

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

Back to Top

Juanita Bryant

Juanita Sade Bryant, 59, of Black Rock, died June 4, 2014, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

Born Jan. 18, 1955, in Wichita, Kan., she worked for the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office for 28 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Noble and Lillie Lewallen Sade; a sister, Virginia Mae Smith; and two brothers, Eddie and James Boyce Sade.

Survivors include her husband, Danny Bryant; a son, Shawn Wilson and wife Candice, Denver; a daughter, LaDonna Maxie and husband Bobby, Black Rock; a sister, Mary Ann Kissee and husband Rodney, Black Rock; three brothers, William “Buddy” Sade, Egypt, Eugene Sade, Phoenix, and Ricky Sade, Clover Bend; and eight grandchildren.

Funeral was Monday at 2 p.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home with Jimmy Huskey officiating. Burial was in Strangers Home Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Mark Watson, Rick Foster, Eddie King, Josh Taylor, Cody Bass and Terrance Ward. Honorary pallbearers were the employees of the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office.

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

Back to Top

Charlene Clara Clark

Charlene Clara Brandon Creed Clark, 81, died June 5, 2014.

Born March 8, 1933, she was the daughter of Aubrey Kenneth and Lucille Lavanna Pickney Brandon. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Black Rock, the Lions Club and the UMW.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Johnnie Creed; her second husband, Charles William Clark; six brothers, Freddie Edward, Kenneth Hiram, Thomas Gene, Alvin Edward George, Joe Dean and Richard “Dickey” Allen Brandon; and three sisters, Allie May Lewis, Emma Sue Horne and Barbara Ann Srda.

Survivors include a son, John David and wife Alice; a daughter, Jeanette Clara Balcer; a brother, Aubrey Kenneth Brandon Jr. and wife Deeanne; two sisters, Agnes Marie Smith and husband Jerry, and Audrey Lavanna Meeks; a brother-in-law, Junior Horne; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Brandon; eight grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Tuesday at noon in the multi-purpose building at Black Rock School with Rev. Jim West officiating. Burial was in Oak Forest Cemetery under the direction of Bryan Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Danny Smith, Dennis Smith, Herschel Meeks Sr., Ricky Meeks, Dustin Meeks and Herschel Meeks Jr. Honorary pallbearers were Bobby Joe Pickney, Bill Ed Doyle, Pat Roby, Donald Clayton, Dickie Smith, Roy Rogers, Bill Maxwell, Tim Doyle, Bobby Maxie and J.B. Smith.

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

Back to Top

Charles Franklin Farmer

Charles Franklin Farmer, 82, of Walnut Ridge, died June 7, 2014, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro.

Born Jan. 2, 1932, in Sedgwick, he was the son of Elmore and Zora McQuay Farmer. He lived in Lawrence County most of his life and was a member of the Cache River Pentecostal Church in Sedgwick. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and owned his own construction business.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Farmer, on April 29, 2002; a son, Robert Franklin Farmer; and a sister, Louise Hickman.

Survivors include a daughter, Donna Bennett, Sedgwick; two brothers, Raymond Farmer, Wayne, Mich., and A.J. Farmer, Sedgwick; three grandchildren, April Speer, Nacole Thompson and Bobby Brooks; nine great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Funeral was Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Cache River Pentecostal Church in Sedgwick with Rick Hart officiating. Burial was in Aldridge Cemetery, near Sedgwick, under the direction of House-Gregg Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Keith Smith, Raymond Smith, Donald Burgess, Tommy Crum, Tommy Householder, Corey Lammers and Greg Jennings. Honorary pallbearers were the men of Cache River Pentecostal Church.

Memorials may be made to the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro.

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

Back to Top

Rev. Elbert Byron Jean

Rev. Elbert Byron Jean, 89, of Bowling Green, Ky., died June 7, 2014, at his home.

Born March 18, 1925, in Smithville, he was the son of Will M. and Ina Jean.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Elton Jean and Ray Jean; and a sister, Fay Jean Arnold.

Survivors include his wife, Joy Jean; their son, Lt. Cpl. Bert Jean; Elbert's sons, Michael Jean and Patrick Jean; and daughter, Susan Jean; three stepdaughters, Ruth Ellen Stafford, Lori Cameron and Elizabeth James; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and three step great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hardy & Son Funeral Home in Bowling Green, Ky. Burial will be in Old Lebanon Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Disabled American Veterans or the Bowling Green Warren County Animal Shelter.

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

Back to Top

Donald F. Layne

Donald F. Layne, 77, of Hoxie, died June 3, 2014, at his home.

Born June 10, 1936, in Trumann, he was the son of Luther and Sarah Willene Collier Layne. He was a minister for 52 years and a member of the Church of Christ. He was the manager of the Ferrell Gas Company in Hoxie for 40 years.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Marie Layne; a son, Mark Layne; and a brother, Bob Layne.

Survivors include his wife, Sue Lawhon Layne, whom he married Dec. 30, 2000; a daughter, Melida Shelton and husband Doug, Augusta, Ga.; four brothers, Dale Layne and wife Charlotte, Gulf Shores, Ala., Dwight Layne and wife Debbie, Fayetteville, Boyd Layne and wife Marie, Bryant, and Rayburn Layne, Jonesboro; and a grandson, Garth Allen and wife Jennifer, Springhill, Fla.

Funeral was Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Hoxie Church of Christ with Robert Combs officiating. Burial was in Lawrence Memorial Park under the direction of Bryan Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Daniel Matthews, Houston Matthews, Cary Matthews, Garth Layne, Gary Lawhon and Michael Lawhon. Honorary pallbearers were Sonny Bilbrey, Walker Goff, Larry Black, Charlie White and Roy Dale Tucker.

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

Back to Top

Katie Delcine Mayland

Katie Delcine Mayland, 82, of Hoxie, died June 3, 2014, at Lawrence Hall Nursing Center.

Born Aug. 20, 1931, in the Coffman community, she was the daughter of Forrest and Thrillis Erwin Hutsell. She was a homemaker and a member of the Hoxie Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Mayland, on Oct. 21, 2008, whom she married July 8, 1950; two brothers, Junior Mack Hutsell and Jimmy Hutsell; and a grandson, Preston Brower.

Survivors include three sons, Rickey Mayland and wife Naedean, Hoxie, Dickey Mayland and wife Martha, Sherwood, and Mickey Mayland and wife Janet, Conway; a daughter, Gayola Strain and husband Randel, Elberta, Ala.; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Monday at 11 a.m. at the Hoxie Church of Christ with A.J. Stracener and Matthew Balentine officiating. Burial was in Cross Roads Cemetery under the direction of Bryan Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Chris Papi, Christopher Mayland, Matthew Mayland, Timmy Hutsell, Lanny Hutsell and Billy Obarts.

Memorials may be made to Arkansas Children's Hospital.

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

Back to Top

Edith Avanell Saffell

Edith Avanell Saffell, 85, of Saffell, died June 7, 2014, at White River Medical Center in Batesville.

Born May 5, 1929, at Saffell, she was the daughter of Everett and Edith Goodwin. She was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Harmony Free Will Baptist Church for over 50 years, where she served as Sunday school teacher and church secretary/treasurer.

Survivors include her husband, Billie Saffell, whom she married Oct. 10, 1947; two sons, Wendell Saffell and wife Cathy, Cave City, and Ronald Saffell and wife Becky, Saffell; two daughters, Barbara Wood and husband Mickey, Cotter, and Pam Kitsmiller and husband Jim, Batesville; and eight grandchildren, Shelli Wood, Brandon Wood, Wendee Abbott, Sarah Saffell, Michelle King, Chris McManners, Brian Kitsmiller and Shannon Kitsmiller.

Funeral was Monday at 2 p.m. at Mt. Harmony Free Will Baptist Church at Saffell with Bro. R.J. Akers officiating. Burial was in Union Cemetery under the direction of Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.

Pallbearers were Sam Jones, Brandon Wood, Jamie King, Chris McManners, Brian Kitsmiller, Scotty Johnson, Scottie Huskey and Jimmy Crabtree.

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

Back to Top

Click Here for help with The TD Online

Google
 
Reprints Games

Click for Walnut Ridge Regional, Arkansas Forecast
News | Sports | Education | Viewpoints | Classifieds | Records
Business Directory | Calendar | Community Directory | Obituaries | The Scoreboard
Contact Us | Staff | TD History | Archives | Subscribe Online
Email the Online Editor:
Email the Editor:
Questions? Email:
askimahorn@thetd.com
editor@thetd.com
help@thetd.com
Hosted by BSC-Net
Copyright 2000 ~ 2014 The Times Dispatch
P.O. Box 389 ~ Walnut Ridge, Arkansas 72476