July 9, 2014 Edition

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Dave Chesser Carol Renee Dobbs William Henry Doyle
Genevieve Sallee Jackson Ruby Jones Syble Lawson
Darrell Junior Morgan Glenavee Walker


Finley Lyric Carley

Thomas and Cheyanne Carley of Saffell have announced the birth of their first child, a daughter, born on June 19, 2014, at St. Bernards Birthcare Center in Jonesboro.

The baby weighed seven pounds, two ounces, and has been named Finley Lyric Carley.

Grandparents are Scott Maronde of Black Rock, Julie Maronde of Portia, Tom Carley of Hoxie and Walter and Tammy Williams of Ward.

Great-grandparents are Luella Luther of Hoxie, Louie and Wilma Bagwell of Powhatan, Jim and Vicky Eddens of Doniphan, Mo., and David and Danna Roberts of Koshkonong, Mo.

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Dave Chesser

Dave Chesser, 49, of Heber Springs, died July 6, 2014, at Baptist Health Medical Center in Heber Springs.

Born March 21, 1965, in Walnut Ridge, he had lived in Bald Knob before moving to Heber Springs 20 years ago. He had worked at Grace Point Health Care in El Dorado for many years.

Survivors include his wife, Alicia Chesser; a son, Dustin Chesser and wife Cindy, Heber Springs; eight daughters, Danielle Cooper and husband Shane, Evening Shade, Melanie Hargis and husband Jeremy, Heber Springs, Stephanie Chesser, Jonesboro, Jennifer Chesser, Trumann, and Alyssa Burns and husband Zach and Tiffany Cheatham and husband Shelby, all of Searcy, Wendye Klee and Kimberly Gowan, both of Kentucky; a sister, Susan Livengood and husband Jimmy, Bay; 17 grandchildren; and a special friend, Jim Worthy.

Visitation is Thursday from noon until 1:30 p.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. at Lawrence Memorial Park with Danny Taylor officiating.

Pallbearers will be Matt Hensley, Jim Worthy, Tim Chesser, Dustin Chesser, Jeremy Hargis and Lyndon Livengood.

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

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Carol Renee Dobbs

Carol Renee Dobbs, 49, died July 7, 2014, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

Born Oct. 9, 1965, in Walnut Ridge, she was a lifelong resident of Lawrence County and a member of New Life Full Gospel Church in Black Rock. She graduated from Hoxie High School in 1982 and was a member of the National Honor Society.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Anna Marie Moore Dobbs; a brother, Mark Edward Dobbs; and two grandsons, Kandon Wayne Bryant and Jeremiah Miles Dobbs.

Survivors include two daughters, Shauna Nicole Dobbs Bryant and husband Robert, and Lacey Dawn Dobbs, all of Hoxie; her father, Bobby D. Dobbs, Hoxie; a brother, David Gene Dobbs, Paragould; a sister, Lisha Marie Black, Hoxie; and a granddaughter, Gracie Lynn Bryant.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home with Wayne Bryant officiating.

Visitation is Saturday from 2:30 p.m. until time of the service.

Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Alexander Bryant, David Gene Dobbs, Brian David Dobbs, Adam Austin Dobbs, Eric Thomas Dobbs and Shawn Allen Strohl.

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

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William Henry Doyle

A memorial service for William Henry Doyle, 56, of Pocahontas, who died June 28, 2014, will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at No Chains Ministry with Bro. Charles Hendrix and Aaron Jarrett officiating. The ministry is located at 1302 Decker Street in Pocahontas. Bryan Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

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

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Genevieve Sallee Jackson

Genevieve Sallee Jackson, 99, of Pocahontas, passed away July 2, 2014. She was born in Pocahontas to Ray E. and Maude Robinson Sallee on Aug. 29, 1914. She attended high school at Ward Belmont in Nashville, Tenn., after which she chose Gulf Park College in Gulfport, Miss., then attended the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

At Current River Beach during the summer break from college, she met handsome Dick Jackson of Paragould, who won her heart and convinced her to marry him in 1936. For the next 74 years, until his death in 2011, he considered her to be his perfect sweetheart.

Genevieve was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church of Pocahontas, Pi Beta Phi Sorority, and a charter member of Chapter AR of P.E.O. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend. As the mother of four children, she was kept busy getting boys to baseball and football games, having cheerleader and majorette costumes made, supervising Cub Scout and Girl Scout activities, as well as driving carloads of kids all over Randolph County. This continued when her grandchildren came along. She was a devoted, involved mother and grandmother to each of us.

Genevieve was an avid reader and enjoyed playing bridge. She will be remembered for her gentle, gracious sprit, her positive attitude, her remarkable wisdom, and her intense love of her family. "Gee Gee," as she was lovingly called by her grandchildren, was fortunate to have had a long and happy life filled with wonderful good times with her family and her friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, J.R. "Dick" Jackson, and her only brother, Raymond E. Sallee Jr., who was killed in WWII.

Survivors include two sons, John, and wife Mary Jackson, Raymond, and wife Ginger Jackson, all of Pocahontas; two daughters, Sue, and husband Danny Gibson of Walnut Ridge, Lucy, and husband Steve Jordan of Searcy. She was also survived by seven grandchildren: Caroline (David) Morgan of Conway, Laura (Blake) Whitley of Hot Springs, Elizabeth (Wade) Williams of Fayetteville, Jeff (Allison) Hatfield, Emily Jordan (Grant) Cox and Alice Ann Jordan, all of Little Rock, and Genny (Porter) Montgomery of Dallas.

Twelve great-grandchildren also survive: Clair and Paige Whitley, Matthew, Jackson and Henry Cole, Jessica and John David Morgan, Meredith and Garret Hatfield, John and Charlie Montgomery, and George Cox, in addition to three step-grandchildren and 10 step-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her life long friend and cousin, Jean Olvey.

The family would like to thank Maxine Richardson, Debbie Stiemel, Mae Tripplett, Joann Redwind, Cassie Kimble, Amanda Kerely and Gladie Biddle, whose extraordinary care and loving devotion made a real difference in their mother's later years and who each became like members of the family.

Funeral was Saturday at 2 p.m. at the McNabb Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rocky Starnes and Dr. Ben Jordan officiating. Visitation was held from noon-2 p.m. before the service. Burial was in Randolph Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 400 Thomasville, Pocahontas, AR 72455.

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


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Ruby Jones

Ruby Jones, 81, of Imboden, died July 5, 2014.

Born Dec. 11, 1932, in Smithville, she was the daughter of James A. and Earlie Gray Jones. She moved to Washington, D.C., in 1951 to work for the Federal Bureau of Investigation and transferred to the Little Rock bureau in 1960. She worked for the FBI until 1988, when she retired as Assistant Office Service Manager.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Lester Jones, Eugene Jones and Justin Jones; and two sisters, Pauline Craig and Edith Bilbrey.

Survivors include six nephews, Steve Jones, Jim Jones, Larry Jones, David Craig, Ron Bilbrey and George Bilbrey; and two nieces, Rita Prestidge and Linda Reese.

Funeral was Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Imboden Baptist Church with Bob McMillon and Steve Prestidge officiating. Burial was in New Hope Cemetery under the direction of McNabb Funeral Home of Pocahontas.

Pallbearers were Lance Mason, Jeremy Jones, Chris Jones, Trent Kirksey, Scott Miller and Jim Jones.

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

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Syble Lawson

Syble Gwendolyn Lawson, 95, of Walnut Ridge, died July 4, 2014, at Walnut Ridge Nursing and Rehab Center.

Born Sept. 21, 1918, at Coffman, she was the daughter of Oscar and Minnie Jeffery. She was a lifelong resident of Lawrence County and a homemaker. She was nurse's aid for 20 years and a member of Coffman Free Will Baptist Church. She attended Missionary Baptist Church in Portia.

She was preceded in death by her husband, R.R. "Pat" Lawson; a sister, Jesse Ellen Hooten; and a brother, James Park Jeffery.

Survivors include a son, Larry Lawson and wife Sandra, Paige, Texas; a daughter, Gwen Digman and husband Marty, Allen, Texas; a granddaughter, Carol Johnston; four great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Funeral was Sunday at 2 p.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home with Paul Bean officiating. Burial was in Oak Forest Cemetery at Black Rock.

Pallbearers were Randal Lawson, Scott Digman, Glenn Chadwick, Alex Latham, Charlie Risenhoover and Dent White.

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

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Darrell Junior Morgan

Darrell Junior Morgan, 58, of Smithville, died July 6, 2014, at his home.

Born Feb. 13, 1956, in Jonesboro, he was retired from Hytrol Conveyor and was of the Baptist belief.

He was preceded in death by his father, George Junior Morgan; a sister, Carolyn Ann Sims; and his grandparents, John and Effie Hathcoat.

Survivors include a son, Jason Morgan, Brookland; two daughters, Amy Morgan, Jonesboro, and Christy Robertson, Brookland; his mother, Willadean Hathcoat Morgan, Brookland; a brother, Harold Ray Morgan, Brookland; three grandchildren, Ella Grace Robertson, Isaac Sloan Robertson and Jaylynn Olivia Morgan.

Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. at Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home in Jonesboro. Graveside will be at 2:30 p.m. at Pine Log Cemetery with Jerry Thompson officiating.

Pallbearers will be Allen Morgan, Braden Morgan, Shannon Sims, Jonathan Martin, Jerry Price and Martin Lee. Honorary pallbearers will be Ronald Ring and Jack Ward.

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

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Glenavee Walker

Nora "Glenavee" Walker, 69, of Beech Grove, died July 5, 2014, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro.

Born Jan. 9, 1945, in Walnut Corner, she had worked at Golf Bag Associates in Walnut Ridge and Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. She was of the Baptist belief.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Joe Walker, whom she married Feb. 16, 1962, in Walnut Ridge; her parents, Auston and Violet Rosella Neal Kemp; three brothers and a sister.

Survivors include two sons, Joe Walker and wife Lori, Light, and Jessie "Pudge" Walker and wife Tina, Mountain Home; a daughter, Brenda Stokes, Paragould; four sisters, Ruth Boyd, Corning, Cleasta Douglas, Granite City, Ill., Patricia Bailey, Light, and June McBride, Machesney Park, Ill.; three grandchildren, Karie Joe Walker, Casey Stokes and Justin Walker; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Cox-Fears Funeral Home with Dale Walker officiating. Burial was in Mountain Home Cemetery near Stanford.

Pallbearers were Karie Walker, Casey Stokes, Justin Walker, Ernie Nelson, Ray Nelson and Mark Brown. Honorary pallbearers were Chuck Davis, Marlin Bailey and Greg Bailey.

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

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