July 16, 2014 Edition

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Births

Jones

Weddings/Engagements

Fultner - Mounts Hammock - Battles

Obituaries

Inez Sharp Adams Beatrice Selsor Fitzgerald Becky Mae Hamby
Violet Mae Honeycutt Glenda Sue Lewis Eithel Long Miesner
Maldridge L. Prine Eugenia Sandusky Dale George Sorg
Bill G. Warner Kaye Starling Wright

Births

Samuel Howard Jones

Matthew and Jamie Jones of Imboden have announced the birth of a son on July 3, 2014, at St. Bernards Birthcare Center in Jonesboro. The baby weighed eight pounds, 10 ounces, and has been named Samuel Howard Jones.

Grandparents are Leon and Brenda Jones of Black Rock, Kenny and Jennifer Green of West Memphis and Gwyn and Cassie Jowers of Jonesboro.

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Weddings/Engagements

Fultner - Mounts

Dwayne and Cindy Fultner of Hoxie have announced the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Hannah Kaitlyn Fultner, to Hunter Dale Mounts, son of Ron and Kristi Mounts of Hoxie.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of John and Jessie Fultner of Hoxie and Carolyn Sheets of Ash Flat and the late Joe Sheets.

She is a graduate of Walnut Ridge High School and is employed as a certified nursing assistant at Above and Beyond in Pocahontas.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Ricky and Phyllis Tribble of Hoxie and Jack Land of Clover Bend and the late Sharon Waters Land.

He is a graduate of Hoxie High School and Black River Technical College. He is employed at Nestle in Jonesboro in the electrical maintenance department.

The couple will exchange vows on July 26, at 5:30 p.m. at the old Portia schoolhouse. All family and friends are invited to attend.

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Hammock - Battles

Jason and Kim Hammock of Lynn have announced the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Katelyn Marie Hammock, to Chance Taylor Battles, son of Con and Saundra Battles of Sidney and Anna and Dale Parish of Melbourne.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Hillcrest High School. She plans to graduate from Williams Baptist College in May of 2015, and receive her teaching license in December to become an art teacher.

The prospective groom is a graduate of Mount Pleasant High School and is a cattle farmer.

The couple will exchange vows on Sept. 27, 2014, at 6 p.m. at the bride's family farm, located at 50 Lawrence Road 3053 in Smithville.

All family and friends are invited to attend.

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Obituaries

Inez Sharp Adams

Inez Sharp Adams, 80, of Rock Falls, Ill., died July 10, 2014, at her home.

Born Jan. 16, 1934, in Hoxie, she was the daughter of Robert and Beuhla Hoard Peppers. She worked for Lawrence Brothers in Sterling, Ill., for several years and was a member of the 16th Avenue Church of Christ in Sterling.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Adams, on Sept. 4, 2012, whom she married Dec. 20, 1986; five sisters; and two brothers.

Survivors include four daughters, Dianna Hannan and husband Butch, Sterling, Ill., Teresa Adams, Newton, Iowa, Sandy Kopitas, Willington, N.C., and Kristine Adams, Morrison, Ill.; five sons, Relton Sharp and wife Mary, Joe Sharp and wife Leanne, and Thomas Adams and wife Sandy, all of Rock Falls, Ill., Jerry Sharp, Russellville, Ky., and Robert Adams and wife Lori, Newton, Iowa; a sister, Arlie Cook, Sutherlin, Ore.; a brother, Billie Ray Peppers and wife Evelyn, Fredricktown, Mo.; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Tuesday at 11 a.m. at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls with Bro. Mike Durham and David Schmidt officiating. Private burial will be at a later date.

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

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Beatrice Selsor Fitzgerald

Beatrice Selsor Fitzgerald, 94, of Albuquerque, N.M.,died July 10, 2014.

Born May 13, 1920, in Hoxie, she moved to Albuquerque over 50 years ago. She retired from American Furniture and was active with humanitarian efforts and volunteer work.

She was one of the original fundraisers of Noon Day Ministries when she attended Broadway Baptist Church and continued her worship and music while attending Del Norte Baptist Church. She actively supported New Mexico scholarship funds.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Roy Fitzgerald; her parents, Luther and Claudia; a brother, Lawrence; a sister, Lucille; and two grandsons, Virgil and Jimmy.

Survivors include a daughter, Ann; and special friend, Juanita.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, July 22, at 11 a.m. at French Funerals and Cremations on University Boulevard in Albuquerque. Private burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to a local charity to help feed the homeless.

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

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Becky Mae Hamby

Becky Mae Hamby, 48, of Walnut Ridge, died July 10, 2014, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

Born Dec. 5, 1965, in Huntington Beach, Calif., she worked as a cashier at Walmart.

She was preceded in death by her father, Otto William Bressler.

Survivors include her husband, Earl Ray Hamby, whom she married Dec. 2, 2011, in Walnut Ridge; three children, Joseph Bearden Jr. and wife Carolyn, Strickler, Christopher Bearden, Rogers, and Kristina Bearden, Lowell; her mother, Gayle Allen Bressler, Fayetteville; five siblings, Allen Bressler, Julie Remington, Paul Bressler, Karl Bressler and Amy Chanthaphon; and 10 grandchildren.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Cox Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

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

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Violet Mae Honeycutt

Violet Mae Honeycutt, 84, of Highland, died July 10, 2014, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem.

Born Feb. 3, 1930, in Oregon County, Mo., she was the daughter of Robert and Gradie Wetzel Phenix.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Les Honeycutt; a daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Kenny Bettis; a son-in-law, Donald Joe May; a daughter-in-law, Georgia Honeycutt; two brothers, Charles Phenix and Lloyd Phenix; sisters, infant twins, Edna Waldo and Meda Conley; and three grandsons, Little Kenny Bettis, Tommy Corp and Mitchell Wagner.

Survivors include three daughters, Janet May, Ravenden, Doris Johnson and husband Charles, Ash Flat, and Erma Jernigan and husband Dennis, Owesso, Okla.; four sons, Danny Honeycutt, Jonesboro, Robert Honeycutt and wife Doris, Williford, Teddy Honeycutt and wife Angie, Hardy, and Terry Honeycutt and wife Shelly, Ravenden; and four sisters, Ethel Copus, Hardy, Charleen Howard, Walnut Ridge, Goldi Mitts, Batesville, and Sylvia Pitts, Monette.

Funeral was Saturday at 2 p.m. at Wortham Oak Hill Chapel in Highland. Burial was in Flint Cemetery at Worth.

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

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Glenda Sue Lewis

Glenda Sue Richey Lewis, 77, of Batesville, died July 8, 2014, at White River Medical Center in Batesville.

Born June 10, 1937, in Lynn, she was the daughter of Judd and Eula Mae Walling Richey. She was a homemaker and a member of North Heights Church of Christ in Batesville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Lewis; a son, Tony Douglas Higgins; a brother, James Richey; and a sister, Genalda Tyson.

Survivors include three daughters, Gina Higgins, Monroe City, Mo., Glinna Higgins (Rosemary), Decatur, Ill., and Tracy Lawson, Cave City; a son, Patrik Higgins, Pelham, Ala.; three brothers, Virgil Richey, Pocahontas, Mike Richey (Nona) and Jim Richey, all of Lynn; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Friday at 1 p.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home in Lynn with Steve McFadden officiating. Burial was in Smithville Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Michael Jones, Douglas Higgins, Greg Higgins, Chuck Hix, Bill Ulmer and Steve McFadden.

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

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Eithel Long Miesner

Eithel Long Miesner, 91, of Strawberry, died July 13, 2014, at a Jonesboro hospital.

Born Feb. 26, 1923, at Dowdy, she was the daughter of Adrian Columbus and Mary Roffener Long. She worked for Skil Corporation in Walnut Ridge and as a home health care aide. In her early years, she worked in the shipyards in California. She was a homemaker and a member of the Strawberry Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor L. "Vic" Miesner; three brothers, Keith Long, Waymon Long and R.L. Long; two sisters, Beulah Roberts and Velma Whitmire; and two granddaughters, Lexie Rae Climer and Christina Miesner.

Survivors include four sons, Victor Miesner Jr. and wife Grace, Melbourne, Sam Miesner, Jonesboro, Phil Miesner and wife Sherry, Rison, and Adrian "Butch" Meisner Sr., Calamine; two daughters, Tammy Sellers and husband Larry, Calamine, and Debbie Wigginton and husband David, Grange; 19 grandchildren; and 44 great-grandchildren.

Funeral is Friday at 10 a.m. at the Strawberry Church of Christ with Tommy Boles officiating. Burial will be in Milligan Campground Cemetery at Calamine under the direction of Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.

Visitation will be Friday from 9 a.m. until time of the service.

Pallbearers will be Adrian Meisner Jr., David Wigginton Jr. Chris Sellers, Nick Sellers, Matt Sellers, Josh Sellers, Spencer Wright and Joel Miesner. Honorary pallbearers will be Randall Northcutt, Ronald Whitmire, Waymon Long, Doug Bennett, Bob Long, Robert Northcutt, J.C. Stair, Keith Byler, David Smith, Scott Whitmire, Craig Whitmire, Hershel Gilliam, Noel Ray Durham, John Cannon, Lomer Turney, Barrett Harrelson, Robert Jones, Steven Dobbs and Wilbur Fowler.

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

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Maldridge L. Prine

Maldridge L. "Hoot" Prine, 84, of Bono, died July 9, 2014, at his home.

Born Feb. 10, 1930, in Alicia, he was the son of Randall and Hallie Todd Prine. He was a retired rancher for the Triangle T Ranch and was of the Baptist belief.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita Prine; a son, Michael Prine; two brothers and three sisters.

Survivors include four sons, Freddy Prine, Bono, David Prine and John Prine, both of Jonesboro, and Joe Prine, Bay; six daughters, Kathy Prine, Mary Prine, Patricia Thomas, Linda Hilderbrand and Donna Taylor, all of Jonesboro, and Charlotte Raines, Harrisburg; 17 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Saturdy at 2 p.m. at Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home in Jonesboro with Guy Kochel officiating. Burial was in Old Enterprise Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Bryan Pittman, Charles Thomas, William Lytle, Anthony Lytle, Billy Thomas and Marty Ramsey. Honorary pallbearers were Freddy Prine Jr. and the staff of Home Healthcare.

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

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Eugenia Sandusky

Eugenia "Nell" Sandusky, 80, of Strawberry, died July 12, 2014, at her home.

Born April 27, 1934, in Strawberry, she was the daughter of Ralph and Ena Belle Bristow Dawson and a member of the Lynn Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Sandusky; a son, Fred Sandusky Jr.; and two grandsons, Fred Sandusky III and Eric Brugoto.

Survivors include four daughters, Pam Clark, Brenda Anderson, Tina McKnight and Christina Miller.

Graveside service was Sunday at Dry Creek Cemetery with Vance Penn officiating. House Gregg Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Tony Brugoto, Charlie Vaugier, David Richey, Jeff Richey, Richard Phillips and Dawson Snyder.

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

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Dale George Sorg

Dale George Sorg, 46, of Farmington, Mo., passed away July 14, 2014.

Dale was born April 6, 1968, in Pocahontas to the late James and Genevieve Sorg.

Dale was a loving and proud husband, dad and Pappy. He loved music, cooking, fishing and spending time with his family, which he dearly loved. Dale was a graduate of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, where he obtained a Master's Degree in English.

He is preceded in death by his parents, James and Genevieve Sorg.

Dale is survived by his wife, Tammy Jo Sorg and son Ryan Sorg, of the home. He is also survived by one daughter, Vanessa (Adam) Hufstedler of Walnut Ridge; one grandson Abel Hufstedler; five brothers, Jim (Ginny) Sorg of Rockford, Ill., Steve (Debbie) Sorg of Pocahontas, Jeff Sorg of Pocahontas, Alan Sorg of Jonesboro, and Larry (Pam) Sorg of Pocahontas; two sisters, Susann (Bill) Sweetwood of Pocahontas, and Annette (Cecil) Tackett of Pocahontas; and 10 nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at McNabb Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:30-6 p.m., with a celebration of life following at 6 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please donate a book to your local library in memory of Dale Sorg.

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

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Bill G. Warner

Bill G. "Billy" Warner, 75, of Arkadelphia, died July 15, 2014, in Arkadelphia.

Born in Walnut Ridge, he was retired from Entergy Corporation and was a member of Arkadelphia First Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Sue Cato Warner; his second mother, Ruth Cook Warner, Walnut Ridge; two sons and daughters-in-law; two brothers, a sister and four grandchildren.

Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home of Arkadelphia has charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.

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

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Kaye Starling Wright

Kaye Starling Wright, 66, formerly of Hoxie, died July 14, 2014, in Jonesboro.

Born Dec. 25, 1947, at Delaplaine, she was a lifelong resident of Lawrence County. She had worked at Miller Golf Bag Co. and for the City Public Works Department of Jonesboro. She was affiliated with the Hoxie Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Bathna Smelscher Wright; a brother, Rupert Starling; two sisters, Joan Lambert and Oveida Beck; and a grandson, Patric Hefner.

Survivors include two daughters, Cindy Schweitzer and husband David, Jonesboro, and Deanna Hefner and husband Mike, Hardy; a brother, Fred Starling and wife Margie, Lauratown; four sisters, Joyce Bliss and husband Ben and Oretta Starling, all of Illinois, Oneida Sullinger, Walnut Ridge, and Portia Starling, Texas; a granddaughter, Suzanna Smith; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral is today at 11 a.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home with A.J. Stracener officiating. Burial will be in Lawrence Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Gary Pruitt, Kevin Wright, Mike Wright, Heath Gipson, Tim Starling and Chris Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Hunter Smith, McKayla Smith, Scott Smith and employees of the City Public Works Department of Jonesboro.

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

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