December 10, 2014 Edition

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Births

Cobb Farrar

Obituaries

Randy Edward Crum Sue Dry Marie Ervin
Della Mae Fountain Richard Owen Griffin Kimbrew Milligan
Margaret Ann Smith Mary Marie Wethers Lawrence Young

Births

Olivea Jayne Cobb

Benjamin Cobb and Erikka Riggs, both of Hoxie, have announced the birth of a daughter, born Nov. 18, 2014, at St. Bernards Birthcare Center.

The baby weighed five pounds, nine ounces, and has been named Olivea Jayne Cobb.

Grandparents are Trisha Jones of Hoxie and Raymond Cobb of Jonesboro.

Great-grandparents are Billy and Deborah Jones of Hoxie.

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Derek Reed Farrar

Derek and Keryn Farrar of Hoxie have announced the birth of a son, born Nov. 3, 2014, at St. Bernards Birthcare Center.

The baby weighed six pounds, one ounce, and has been named Derek Reed Farrar. He has four siblings, Remington Cobble, nine, Jayde Coble, five, Caleb Farrar, four, and Caleigh Farrar, three.

Grandparents are Donna Farrar of Memphis, Mark and Jennifer Douglas of Lake City and Allen and Sheryl Puckett of Caraway.

Great-grandparents are Robert and Marie Davis of Hoxie, Linda Hare of Jonesboro, Mike and Becky Adams and Howard and Shirley Shirley, all of Caraway, and Leroy and Mattie Douglas of Lake City.

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Obituaries

Randy Edward Crum

Randy Edward Crum, 52, of Hoxie, died Dec. 3, 2014, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Born March 14, 1962, in Walnut Ridge, he lived in Maynard for 21 years before moving to Hoxie. He was a factory worker and a member of Cache River Pentecostal Church in Sedgwick.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Pat Gimlin Crum; his grandparents; two uncles and three aunts.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Peterson Crum, whom he married Aug. 3, 1993; a daughter, Michelle Long, Pocahontas; a son, Michael Jones, Maynard; his father, Tom Crum and wife Shirley, Sedgwick; five sisters, Sandy Schafer, Pocahontas, Cindy Willfond, Walnut Ridge, Sherrie Murphy, Ravenden, Lynn Rider, Portia, and Joyce Gimlin, Indiana; two brothers, Tommy Crum Jr., Harrisburg, and Gilbert Gimlin, Festus, Mo.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Saturday at 1 p.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home with Rick Hart officiating. Burial was in Duty Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Matt Crum, Jeff Winebaugh, Tommy Crum III, Joe Videgan, Marvin Willfond Jr. and Jr. Lee Peterson. Honorary pallbearers were Gary Fultner, Jeffery Long, Terry Long and Jeremy Peterson.

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

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Sue Dry

Sue Dry, 74, of Portia, passed away Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, at her home.

She was born Aug. 1, 1940, in Lauratown, to Burl and Bessie Erwin Smith.

Sue Dry, a longtime resident of Lawrence County, was a 1958 graduate of Black Rock Schools. She was a licensed beautician, and held the position of manager in the jewelry department of Walmart for many years. She also served honorably as a Mayor of Portia and was a member of the Portia Assembly of God.

She is preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Ray Dry, on April 4, 2001.

She is survived by son, Eric Dry and wife Sonya of Walnut Ridge; sisters, Wanda Dunlap and husband Sammy of Portia, Kay Dulaney and husband Larry of Powhatan; grandchildren, Sydney and David Dry of Walnut Ridge; nieces, Pashia Ridge, Lesa Brewer and Ashlee Waleszonia; nephews, Terry Dunlap and Skip Dulaney; many other relatives and friends.

Funeral was Friday at 10 a.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home in Walnut Ridge with Steven Alexander officiating. Burial was in Crossroads Cemetery in Portia.

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

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Marie Ervin

Marie Whitmire Ervin, 93, of Walnut Ridge, died Dec. 5, 2014, at Lawrence Hall Nursing Center.

Born Jan. 10, 1921, in Walnut Ridge, she was the daughter of Jasper and Luna Mosier Whitmire. She had lived in Rockford, Ill., before returning to Lawrence County in 1973. She was a homemaker and a member of Main Street Church of Christ in Walnut Ridge.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Ervin, on July 5, 2004, whom she married Sept. 24, 1938; two sons, Kenneth Ervin and Don Ervin; three sisters, Mildred Dawson, Anna Dobbs and Clara Whitmire; and two brothers, Son Whitmire and Buddy Whitmire.

Survivors include a son, Gary Ervin and wife Jan, Queen Creek, Ariz.; a daughter, Gail Tolson and husband Wendell, Hoxie; a sister, Cathleen Land, Surprise, Ariz.; two brothers, Charlie Whitmire, Rockford, Ill., and Gerald Whitmire and wife Barbara, Portia; 20 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Tuesday at 2 p.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home with Rob Combs officiating. Burial was in Lawrence Memorial Park.

Pallbearers were Chad Ervin, Doni Ervin, Luke Ervin, Brad Tolson, Ashton Rose and Gerson Reyes. Honorary pallbearers were Rich Ervin, Drew Ervin, Josh Ervin, Brock Ervin, Mark Ervin, Billy Durham, Phillip Simmons, Rigo Reyes, Jeff Rose and Brad Dent.

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

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Della Mae Fountain

Della Mae Fountain, 68, of Walnut Ridge, died Dec. 8, 2014, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Born Dec. 10, 1945, in Hoxie, she was a homemaker and a member of New Beginnings Family Worship.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Matthew and Josephine Ross Peters; and four siblings, Marie Foster, Lois Chapman, Gene Peters and Paul Peters.

Survivors include a daughter, Sheila Maple and husband Robert, Portia; and two grandsons, Cory Fountain and Logan Maple.

Funeral is Thursday at 10 a.m. at Bryan Funeral Home with Bro. Rick Anglin officiating. Burial will be in Whittaker Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jackie Foster, Ben Rice, Ray Chapman, Kyle Wade, Bo Langston and Kerry Langston.

Visitation is tonight from 6-8.

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

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Richard Owen Griffin

Mr. Richard Owen Griffin, age 57, of Bono, passed away on Dec. 3, 2014, at the St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro.

Born March 4, 1957, in Walnut Ridge, he was the son of Mr. Owen and Sibyl Harris Griffin. Mr. Griffin was a lifelong member of the Bono Church of Christ and loved to lead singing, and being a Deacon of the church. He also loved playing guitar and was the voice of the Westside Warriors football team and loved ASU athletics. Mr. Griffin taught at Westside, having taught for 32 years mostly at the Westside High School, and was the assistant athletic director. Mr. Griffin enjoyed traveling and loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and family.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon Blevens Griffin, of the home; two daughters, Jodi Hazlewood and husband Lorne of Bono, and Jessica Archer and husband Alex of Jonesboro; his mother, Sibyl Griffin of Bono; one sister, Evalyn Tate and husband Delbert of Jonesboro; one brother, Charles Griffin and wife Karen of Jonesboro; a brother-in-law, J.L. Wright of Hoxie; three grandchildren, Kayli and Brianna Hazlewood, and Reid Archer. Mr. Griffin also leaves several nieces and nephews to whom he was very close, and a host of other family and friends.

Mr. Griffin was preceded in death by his father, Owen "Buster" Griffin; and one sister, Vida Ann Wright.

Funeral was Saturday, Dec. 6, at 10 a.m. at the Bono Church of Christ with Mr. Richard Akins and Mr. Gary Cremeens officiating. Burial was in Trinity Cemetery in Bono with Mr. Kent McDaniel officiating. Faith Funeral Service of Manila had charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Robby Cook, Gaylon Tate, Tony Sauser, Alan Keith, Tommy McElrath, Russell Dupwe and Kenny James. Honorary pallbearers will be the Westside Administration, faculty and staff, and the Bono Church of Christ Elders and Deacons.

Memorials may be made to the Bono Church of Christ Food Pantry, 101 Craftsbury Lane, Bono, AR 72416.

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Kimbrew Milligan

Kimbrew Milligan, 92, of Cave City, died Dec. 7, 2014, at a Batesville hospital.

Born March 4, 1922, at Strawberry, he was the son of Melvin Roy and Lillie Mae Green Milligan. He was retired from International Shoe Factory in Batesville and was a courier for the Batesville Daily Guard for 34 years. He was a World War II Army veteran and was a member of First United Methodist Church in Cave City.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Maxola Foster; and a grandson, Kasey Milligan.

Survivors include his wife of 72 years, Lee Owen Hoggard Milligan; two sons, Ricky Milligan and wife Nell, Batesville, and Donald Milligan and wife Kathy, Cave City; a daughter, Karen Guthrie and husband Gary, Cave City; two brothers, Kelmer Milligan, Moline, Ill., and Grayden Milligan, Cave City; three sisters, Walase White, Jean Mize and Lannie Crock, all of Cave City; six grandchildren, Ryan Herndon, Aaron Herndon, Megan Watson, Trinity Milligan, Kevin Milligan and Sam Milligan; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral is today at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Cave City with Bro. Grayden Milligan officiating. Burial will be in Milligan Campground Cemetery, near Calamine, under the direction of Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Milligan, Trinity Milligan, Ryan Herndon, Sam Milligan, Aaron Herndon, Keith Mize and Kenny Mize. Honorary pallbearers will be his nephews, great-nephews and Dr. Andy Davidson.

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

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Margaret Ann Smith

Margaret Ann Smith, 58, of Walnut Ridge, died Dec. 4, 2014, at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro.

Born Dec. 4, 1956, in Walnut Ridge, she was a home health aid and was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Danny Smith, on Sept. 10, 2010, whom she married March 1, 1989; her mother, Margaret Louise Tate Parsons; two brothers, Charles David Parsons and Rickey Lynn Parsons; and two grandsons, Michael Brandon Milgrim and Jeremiah Hines.

Survivors include two sons, Justin Smith, Walnut Ridge, and Danny Smith Jr., Pocahontas; four daughters, Donna Hines, Kaufman, Texas, Lisa Milgrim, Hoxie, Pamela Smith, England, and Melissa Craig, Beebe; her father, Charles Parsons, Walnut Ridge; two brothers, Jesse Parsons, Walnut Ridge, and Jerry Parson, Walnut Ridge; two sisters, Betty Dickson, Walnut Ridge, and Addie Willfond, Alicia; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Monday at 2 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Home with Bro. James Hines officiating. Burial was in Lawrence Memorial Park.

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

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Mary Marie Wethers

Mary Marie Wethers, 82, of Batesville, formerly of Powhatan, died Dec. 4, 2014, at Woodlawn Nursing Home in Batesville.

Born March 12, 1932, in Waynesboro, Tenn., she was the daughter of William Taft and Lillie Pearl Thompson Morgan. She was a caregiver and was of the Pentecostal faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther Clinton "L.C." Wethers, on Nov. 11, 1988, whom she married Nov. 29, 1949.

Survivors include six daughters, Lillie "Sissy" Sheets and husband Phillip, Hoxie, Marilyn Enloe and husband Elbert, North Little Rock, Mary Pinto and husband Evert, and Linda Schooling and husband Joe, all of Springdale, Pamela Willbanks and husband Willie, Batesville, and June Travis and husband Kevin, Cave City; two sisters, Merline Phillips and husband Jimmy, and Alline Stewart, all of Grubbs; 12 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Saturday at 2 p.m. at First Church in Batesville with Michael Parmley and Charles Holloway officiating. Burial was in Redd Cemetery, near Cash, under the direction of Bryan Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Randy Lingerfeter, Joseph Willbanks, Kyle Dye, Treve Pinto, Clinton Williams and Benjamin Williams.

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

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Lawrence Young

Lawrence "Larry" Young, 72, of Smithville, died Dec. 6, 2014, at his home.

Born March 3, 1942, in Delaplaine, he was a gear machinist for Martin Sprocket Gear and was of the Pentecostal belief.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Delphine and Annie Wheeler Young; two brothers, Darrell Young and Fred Vallance; and a sister, L. Freda Franks.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda Reed Young, whom he married March 1, 1980, in Bald Knob; a son, Roger Young (Jennifer Busch), Lynn; a daughter, Michelle Munroe (Cliff), Strawberry; two brothers, Gary Young, Paragould, and Neil Young, Jacksonville; two sisters, Delorce Tyler, Knobel, and Myrna Condray, Paragould; and five grandchildren, Cody Sutton, Brittney Sutton, Dekiya Munroe, Austin Munroe and Braydon Nutt.

Graveside service was Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Jones Ridge Cemetery in Delaplaine with Roger Randolph officiating. Cox Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Roger Young, Cliff Munroe, Darrell Tyler, Billy Tyler, Dillon Ferguson and Curtis Reed.

Memorials may be made to Cox Funeral Home, P.O. Box 150, Walnut Ridge, AR 72476 for funeral expenses.

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

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