August 6, 2014 Edition

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Weddings/Engagements

Parsley ~ Tucker

Obituaries

Marjorie H. Fortenberry Bonnie Lou Hendon Rev. Joseph Hendrix
Robert W. Hill Sr. Gayland McCall Mary McCall
Garrel Vernon Rodgers Peggy Louise Scales Glen Andrew Simmons
Thomas E. Swindle Johnnie Sue Wall Bertie Walker Woody

Weddings/Engagements

Parsley ~ Tucker

Ashley Elizabeth Parsley of Conway and Bart Corbitt Tucker of White Hall have announced their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

The bride-elect is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Parsley of Conway. She is the granddaughter of Dorothy Coffel of Claremore, Okla., the late Francis Geubelle and the late Harold and Helene Parsley.

Elizabeth is a 2005 graduate of Conway High School and a 2009 graduate of the University of Central Arkansas with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing. She is a licensed real estate agent and co-owner of Team Parsley Real Estate with RE/MAX of Conway.

The prospective groom is the son of Dr. Michael and Beverly Tucker of White Hall. He is the grandson of Bart and Betty Voyles of Strawberry and Mary Lee Tucker of White Hall and the late Bruce Tucker.

Bart is a 2002 graduate of White Hall High School and a 2008 graduate of the University of Central Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science in Health Science. He is self-employed as a licensed home inspector with Home Buyers’ Protection, Inc. of Little Rock.

The wedding is set to take place at 6 p.m. on Aug. 23 at Conway’s Family Life Bible Church, with a reception to follow at the Conway Country Club.

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Obituaries

Marjorie H. Fortenberry

Marjorie H. Fortenberry, 89, of Palm Beach Shores and Okeechobee, Fla., died July 20, 2014.

Born Dec. 23, 1924, at Lauratown, she served in the Army Air Corps as a nurse during World War II. After her discharge, she moved to Florida where she and her husband worked for the Palm Beach County School District. She was a member of the VFW and served as a chaplain in the American Legion for several years. She was active in the Church of Christ and was a singer in the Sweet Adelines for over 10 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Fortenberry, in 2012.

Survivors include a daughter, Joan Smith and husband Larry; two sisters, Imogene Counts and Mildred Richey; a brother, Neil Nunally; and a granddaughter, Sydney Smith.

Graveside service was Saturday, July 26, at 10 a.m. at Port Mayaca Cemetery in Canal Point, Fla. Aycock-Riverside Funeral Home of Jupiter, Fla., had charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast, 4100 SW Leighton Farm Avenue, Palm City, FL 34990.

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

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Bonnie Lou Hendon

Bonnie Lou Hendon, 70, of Bono, died Aug. 4, 2014, at her home.

Born Nov. 23, 1943, in Walnut Ridge, she was a homemaker and was of the Baptist belief.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jake Q. and Martha McMullen McCall; and three sisters.

Survivors include her husband, Ronald C. Hendon, whom she married Oct. 26, 1961; a son, Randal Hendon and wife Patti, Brookland; a daughter, Angie Hendon Langston and husband Gregg, Hoxie; six grandchildren, Ashley Bobbit, Brandon Hendon, Haley Hendon, Hunter Ennis, Spencer Langston and Nathan Langston; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral is Saturday at 10 a.m. at Bryan Funeral Home. Burial will be in Lawrence Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Jonathan Bobbit, Tony McCall, Brandon Hendon, Jerry Walls, Thomas Liscomb and Mike Bova.

Visitation is Friday from 6-8 p.m.

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

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Rev. Joseph Wesley Hendrix

Rev. Joseph Wesley Hendrix, 59, of Hoxie, died Aug. 3, 2014, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Born May 8, 1955, in Senatobia, Miss., he lived in Mississippi before moving to Hoxie, where he lived the rest of his life. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ in Hoxie.

He was preceded in death by his father, Willie Hendrix; a brother, Dan Hendrix; and a sister, Mildred Boling.

Survivors include his wife, Geneva Hendrix; three sons, James Reed, Mark Hendrix and Robert Hendrix, all of Mississippi; his mother, Beatrice Hunsucker Hendrix, Mississippi; three brothers, David Hendrix, Steve Hendrix and Matthew Hendrix, all of Mississippi; two sisters, Gladys Glazer and Frances Boling, both of Mississippi; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral is Friday at 2 p.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home with Rebecca Lapiro officiating. Burial will be private.

Visitation is Friday, one hour prior to the service.

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

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Robert W. Hill Sr.

Robert W. Hill Sr., 74, of Morrilton, died July 29, 2014. He was the husband of Alta Lawson Hill, formerly of Lawrence County. Burial was Friday in Grandview Cemetery under the direction of Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton. An online guestbook is available at www.harrisfuneralhomes.net.

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Gayland McCall

Gayland McCall, 78, of Swifton, died Aug. 3, 2014, at his home. His wife, Mary McCall, also died Aug. 3.

Born July 17, 1936, in Mountain Grove, Mo., he was the son of Johnnie and Sophie Maye Shelley McCall. He lived most of his life in Jackson County and was of the Pentecostal belief.

He was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary Duvall and husband Arthur, Tuckerman, and Cathy Parsons and husband Randy, Jonesboro; two brothers, Harland McCall and wife Dorothy, and Max McCall; two sisters, Juanita Langley and husband Herbert, and Merle Dean Bradshaw; five grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral is Thursday at 2 p.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home with Lynn McCall officiating. Burial will be in Strangers Home Cemetery at Alicia.

Pallbearers will be Chris Duvall, Josh Currier, Travis Parsons, Jeremy Hargis, Dustin Chesser, David Brazile and Brian Hendrix.

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

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Mary McCall

Mary McCall, 78, of Swifton, died Aug. 3, 2014, at her home. Her husband, Gayland McCall, also died Aug. 3.

Born Dec. 25, 1935, in Walnut Ridge, she was the daughter of Robert and Nettie Boxley Roper. She lived most of her life in Jackson County and was of the Pentecostal belief.

She was preceded in death by five brothers and three sisters.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary Duvall and husband Arthur, Tuckerman, and Cathy Parsons and husband Randy, Jonesboro; a sister, Rosie Freeman; two brothers, William Roper and Albert Roper; five grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral is Thursday at 2 p.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home with Lynn McCall officiating. Burial will be in Strangers Home Cemetery at Alicia.

Pallbearers will be Chris Duvall, Josh Currier, Travis Parsons, Jeremy Hargis, Dustin Chesser, David Brazile and Brian Hendrix.

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

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Garrel Vernon Rodgers

Garrel Vernon Rodgers, 71, of Hoxie, died Aug. 2, 2014, in Walnut Ridge.

Born May 6, 1943, in Marked Tree, he was a U.S. Army veteran and worked for Riceland Foods for several years.

He was preceded in death by a son, Rocky Rodgers; his parents, Willie and Leona Rodgers; and a brother, Gerald Rodgers.

Survivors include three children, Robin Maxwell and husband Gary, and Roy Rodgers, all of Walnut Ridge, and Becky Mathes and husband John, Fort Smith; a brother, Vernon Petty, Jonesboro; and five grandchildren, Brittany Leonard, Gabriele Meador, Sharron Rodgers, Robert Krants and Boston Krants.

A celebration of his life will be held today at 2 p.m. at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home with Steve Evans officiating. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from noon until time of the service.

Pallbearers will be Gary Maxwell, Earl Hamby, Roy Rodgers, Travis Pinky Jr., Petty Mize and Jamie Mize.

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

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Peggy Louise Scales

Peggy Louise Scales, 67, of Ravenden, died July 31, 2014, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

Born Feb. 6, 1947, in Onoway, Mich., she worked at Waterloo in Pocahontas and was of the Baptist belief.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Maxine Walters Cease; a brother, Clifford Cease; and two sisters, Susie Hickey and Cheryl Neil.

Survivors include her husband of 45 years, Wendell Scales, whom she married June 6, 1965; two sons, Frankie Scales, St. Louis, and Johnnie Scales, Annieville; a daughter, Julie Jenkins, Paragould; several brothers and sisters; 13 grandchildren, Jeremy, Jessica, Justin, Johnnie, Audra, Sarah, Ivy, Ammabelle, Roland, Quinlyn and Trinity, Darian Scales and Alaina Marlow; and seven great grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Monday at 7 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Home.

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

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Glen Andrew Simmons

Glen Andrew Simmons, 57, died July 30, 2014, at his home.

Born June 1, 1957, in Walnut Ridge, he was the son of the late Clead and Roberta Hammons Simmons.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Deborah Barber and Norma Gosha; and a brother, Melvin “Bub” Simmons.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia Simmons; two sons, Billy Olsen, Iowa, and Tony Simmons, Illinois; two stepsons, Richard Osborn and wife Nicole, Missouri, and Tony Webb, Illinois; four brothers, Jerry Simmons and wife Dilene, Terry Simmons and wife Toni, Cleo Simmons and John Simmons and wife Dawn; seven sisters, Lois McCoy and husband Randy, Melba Verke and husband Kevin, Mary Armstrong and husband Gary, Ruth Howard and husband Joe, Kathy Burchfield and husband Jerry, Freida Ward and husband James, and Becky Goodwin and husband James; and five grandchildren, Zachary, Jason, Nicolas, Rylee and Nevaeh.

Funeral was Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Masters Touch Church in Bloomfield, Mo., with Rev. Everett Owens officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Morgan Sifford Funeral Home of Puxico, Mo.

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Thomas E. Swindle

Thomas Edward Swindle, 80, of Alicia, died Aug. 4, 2014, at Lawrence Hall Nursing Center.

Born Sept. 1, 1933, in Supply, he was the son of Oral Thomas “O.T.” and Irene Cannon Swindle. He was a farmer and was of the Church of Christ belief.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Swindle; a son, Wayne Swindle; and a grandson, Spencer Swindle.

Survivors include three sons, Ray Swindle and wife Sherri, and Roger Swindle and wife Tammy, all of Walnut Ridge, and Rick Swindle and wife Jamie, Williford; a sister, Betty Suttles, Jonesboro; two brothers, Bill Swindle and Glenn Swindle, both of Jonesboro; 11 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Funeral is Friday at 10 a.m. at Bryan Funeral Home with Dean Davis officiating. Burial will be in Strangers Home Cemetery near Alicia.

Visitation is Thursday from 6-8 p.m.

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

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Johnnie Sue Wall

Johnnie Sue Wright Wall, 78, of Clayton, Okla., died Aug. 3, 2014, in Stratford, Okla.

Born Feb. 26, 1936, in Strawberry, she was the daughter of Roy and Virginia Croom Wright. After high school, she moved to Norman, Okla., and lived in the Oklahoma City area for several years. She lived the past 30 years in Clayton, Okla., where she was a dispatcher and jailer for the Pushmataha County Sheriff’s office and the Clayton Police Department. She was a member of the Tuskahoma Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Deloris Hinshaw.

Survivors include two sons, Delbert Wall and wife Tammy and Richard Don Wall and wife Kathy, all of Oklahoma; four daughters, Sherie Walden and husband Keith, Patty Coldiron, Peggy Luman and husband Barry, all of Oklahoma, and Lavonda Wall, Texas; a brother, R.A. Wright and wife Betty, Strawberry, three sisters, Joyce Midgett and husband Clinie, Missouri, Kay Wilson and husband Denver, Smithville, and Ann Farmer and husband Gary, Cave City; 14 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

Graveside service is today at 2 p.m. at Lancaster Cemetery at Strawberry. A celebration of her life will be held in the Fellowship Building at the Strawberry Church of Christ immediately after the cemetery service. Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City has charge of arrangements.

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

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Bertie Walker Woody

Bertie Walker Woody, 92, of Jonesboro, formerly of Cardwell, Mo., grandmother of Nick Troutman of Walnut Ridge, died July 31, 2014, at Craighead Nursing Center. Burial was Tuesday in Howell Memorial Cemetery in Pomona, Mo., under the direction of Heath Funeral Home of Paragould. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th fl., New York, NY 10001. An online guestbook is available at www.heathfuneralhome.com.

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