January 14, 2015 Edition

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William Anglin Imal Pauline Dail Jimmie Lee Grooms
Timothy Carl Harris Joseph Lavon Howard Billie Ruth Lewis
Taylor Eugene Lillard Eddie Luster Jennie Light Thompson
Floyd E. Williams


Hunter Jackson Brewer

Zach and Hannah Brewer of Jonesboro have announced the birth of a son, born Jan. 7, 2015, at St. Bernards Birthcare Center.

The baby weighed seven pounds, one ounce and has been named Hunter Jackson Brewer. He has two siblings, Ali-Mae Faith, five, and Rhylan Zachary Brewer, 23 months.

Grandparents are Jim and Brenda Bolick of Walnut Ridge, Timothy and Brandi Goldman of Lake City, Kevin and Michelle Downs and Ronnie Brewer, all of Jonesboro.

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William Anglin

William "Mike" Anglin, 65, of Walnut Ridge, died Jan. 8, 2015, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

Born June 30, 1949, in Walnut Ridge, he was a lifelong resident of Lawrence County.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilburn and Lucille Kildow Anglin; a brother, Hershel Anglin; and two sisters, Kathy Anglin Lowe and Deloris Anglin.

Survivors include three sons, Michael Anglin, Blake Anglin and Josh Anglin; eight brothers, Bill Anglin, Jerry Anglin, Kenneth Anglin, Sonny Anglin, Wiley Anglin, Rick Anglin, Scott Anglin and Randy Anglin; and two sisters, Linda Hurst and Pat Guilliams.

Funeral was Sunday at 2 p.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home with Rick Anglin, David Craig and Nick Troutman officiating. Burial was in Lawrence Memorial Park.

Pallbearers were Steven Lucas, Sonny Anglin Jr., Richard Woodson, Alex Alsup, Tony Anglin and Greg Coats. Honorary pallbearers were Chris Coats and Dwane Anglin.

Memorial donations may be made to House-Gregg Funeral Home.

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

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Imal Pauline Dail

Imal Pauline Hepler Dail was promoted to her eternal home in Heaven on Jan. 12, 2015.

Imal was born Oct. 1, 1919, in Ravenden Springs to the late Ralph J. and Willie Mae Baird Hepler.

Imal was united in marriage to Richard Homer Dail in West Plains, Mo., in October 1940. To this union, seven children were born.

Ms. Imal attended school at Ravenden Springs, walking two miles every day to school. Later, she moved with her parents to Ravenden, and rode the school bus to Williford High School, where she graduated as valedictorian.

In 1967 she started working for the Head Start Program. She attended Southern Baptist College, now Williams Baptist College, Arkansas State University, and University of Houston Texas receiving a bachelor’s degree.

Children were the main interest in her life, beginning with the arrival of a baby sister when she was nine years of age, and continuing through her great-grandchildren.

Ms. Imal was an active member of the Ravenden Baptist Church, holding many offices. She was also active in VFW Women Auxiliary and the Eastern Star.

Since the early 1960s, Imal had been the Ravenden correspondent for the Imboden Journal, and later the Ozark Journal.

Traveling became her passion. In 2007, she completed her travels to all 50 states. She later married Wally Flowers.

She is survived by three sons, Jack (Wanda) Dail, Larry "Butch" (Doris) Dail, and Ted L. (Cheryl) Dail; two daughters, Janice (Wilbur) Mead, and Betty J. (Byron) Busby; a stepdaughter, Alice Flowers; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a son-in-law, Roscoe Spencer.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Richard H. Dail; her second husband, Wally Flowers; a sister, Wanda L. Bailey; a son, Donnie Dail; a daughter, Billie "Cookie" Spencer; and a grandson, Rodney A. Spencer.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 5-7:30 p.m. at McNabb Funeral Home Chapel in Pocahontas. Funeral service will be held at the Ravenden Baptist Church on Thursday at 1 p.m. with John Stoll and Frank Casillas officiating. Burial will be in Dail Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Zack Gilbreath, Colton Dail, Jordan Dail, Scotty Dail, Anthony "Fred" Dail, Shane Dail and Nicholas Dail. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Hirsch, Dave Lawrence, Phillip Roark, Andy Morris, Dave Clements, Jackie White and Steven Blansett.

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


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Jimmie Lee Grooms

Jimmie Lee Grooms, 81, of McRae, died Jan. 5, 2015, at his home.

Born July 12, 1933, in Beech Grove, he was the son of Jessie and Lena Pigue Grooms. He was a longtime resident of St. Louis and a retired resident of Lawrence County.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Alma Grooms, on Sept. 9, 2014; two brothers, Robert "Bud" Grooms and Charles Grooms; and a grandson, Jason Carroll.

Survivors include four daughters, Velda Jean Carroll, Carol Hobbs, Kay Grooms Gray and Tammy Jolly; two brothers, Gwendyl Grooms and J.L. Grooms; four sisters, Bonnie Pitcher, Etta Mae Rone, Shirley Pitcher and Donna Couch; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Thursday at 2 p.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home in Lynn with Craig Campbell officiating. Burial was in Ward Cemetery near Strawberry.

Pallbearers were Larry Jolly, Gary Hobbs, Joseph Miller, Jimmy Kent, Cletus Miller and Allen Carroll. Honorary pallbearer was Al Carroll.

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

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Timothy Carl Harris

Timothy Carl Harris, 52, of Walnut Ridge, died Jan. 6, 2015, at his home.

Born Sept. 11, 1962, in Walnut Ridge, he was a lifelong resident of Walnut Ridge and was of the Baptist belief.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Carl "Tooter" and Patricia Jean McCluskey Harris.

Survivors include three sons, Timothy Michael Harris, Jordan Caleb Harris and Brady Kyle Harris, all of Brookland; a brother, Marty Harris and wife Linda, Hoxie; his longtime companion, Janice Dawson, Walnut Ridge; and a special niece, Audrey Nicole Harris, Hoxie.

A memorial service was held Saturday at 2 p.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home. Private burial will be at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to Marty Harris.

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

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Joseph Lavon Howard

Joseph Lavon Howard, 81, of Wichita, Kan., died Dec. 26, 2014, at his home.

Born at Smithville, he was the son of Edgar and Ira Justus Howard. He was a retired business manager for the Laborers Local #94 in Wichita.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Regina; a brother, Vernon Howard; and a sister, Marie Sharp Jarrett.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Barbara Howard; three daughters, Rhonda Malibari and husband Siraj, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Vickie Chrisman and husband Don, and Pam Smith and husband Gil, all of Wichita; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Service was Wednesday, Dec. 31, at 1 p.m. at Resthaven Mortuary in Wichita.

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Billie Ruth Lewis

Billie Ruth Lewis, 82, of Memphis, formerly of Walnut Ridge, died Jan. 11, 2015.

Born July 16, 1933, she was the daughter of Bill and Ruth Koettel Lewis.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Sallie Park.

Survivors include a nephew, Ken Park and wife Lisa, Cordova, Tenn.; and a great-nephew, Andrew Park.

Funeral is Friday at 11 a.m. at Dillinger Funeral Home in Newport. Burial will be in Remmel Cemetery.

Visitation is Thursday from 6-8 p.m.

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

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Taylor Eugene Lillard

Taylor Eugene Lillard of Pocahontas went to be with the Lord on Jan. 6, 2015, at the age of 85 years, nine months and 20 days.

Taylor was born on March 16, 1929, at Ravenden, the youngest of 11 children born to John Watson and Hazel Cowley Lillard. He was a veteran who served in the U.S. Army. He married Inez Humphries on June 7, 1952. They were married for over 60 years before the Lord took her home on March 13, 2013.

Taylor moved with his family to Smithville, where they bought the Old Carson White place, where John and Debbie now live, and worked many jobs. He worked at the feed store, farmed with Sloan Durham and then retired from the White River Medical Center in Batesville. But his favorite job was being a father and paw paw. Taylor never met a stranger and loved everyone.

He is a member of Smithville Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and had also served as music leader for years. He loved his church and didn’t like missing church and wouldn’t unless his health wouldn’t allow him to be there.

Taylor enjoyed spending time with his family. He spent lots of his time cutting wood and hunting with the boys. He loved going fishing and catching catfish. Then he would come home and we would have a big fish fry. As long as he was able, he spent Fridays with John and Wesley cutting wood. He looked forward to that time.

Taylor enjoyed playing music and singing with friends and family. He spent a lot of time with his brothers, nephews and other family members singing until a few years ago when he could no longer do this. He loved singing at church with his family.

His biggest accomplishment was being a good husband, father, uncle and paw paw.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, sisters and his loving wife Inez., a son-in-law Eugene Young; and a grandson, Royce Oden Jr.

He is survived by one son John (Debbie) Lillard of Smithville; three daughters, Nancy Young of Pocahontas, Connie Lillard of Pocahontas and Teresa (Bill) Bussey of Fountain Inn, S.C.

He is also survived by three grandchildren, Travis (Holli) Lillard of Pocahontas, Wesley (Missy) Lillard of Smithville, and Jennie Oden of Pocahontas; five great-grandchildren, Brooke and Tanner Lillard of Pocahontas, Abigail (Abby) Lillard of Smithville, K’dee and Christian Oden of Pocahontas; and two step-grandchildren, Marshall Young of Pocahontas and Jamie Bussey (B.J.) Parsons of London, Ohio. Many other friends and family morn his loss.

Visitation for Taylor was Thursday at McNabb Funeral Home in Pocahontas from 5-8 p.m. Funeral services were at Smithville Baptist Church on Friday at 10 a.m. with Johnny Worsham and Keith Marlin officiating. Burial was at the Smithville Cemetery. Bro. Jay Wilkins was in charge of the graveside services.

Pallbearers were his nephews, Ricky and Ronnie Malone, Marshall Young, Alexander and Jeremy Lally and James Murrell. Honorary pallbearers included the deacons of Smithville Baptist Church, Sloan and Courtney Durham, Mark and Howard Brannon, Danny Oliver, Tom Lillard and the Randolph County Nursing Home staff.

Memorials may be made to Smithville Baptist Church Building Fund.

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


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Eddie Lee Roy Luster

Eddie Lee Roy Luster of Powhatan died Jan. 12, 2015.

Arrangements will be announced by House-Gregg Funeral Home.

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

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Jennie Sue Light Thompson

Jennie Sue Light Thompson, 76, of Walnut Ridge, died Jan. 8, 2015, at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro.

Born Jan. 15, 1938, in the Big Brown community, she was the daughter of Bunk and Pearl Keith Kisling. She was a cook, working at the Hob Nob restaurant for several years. She was of the Pentecostal faith.

She was preceded in death by a sister, a brother and two grandsons.

Survivors include two sons, Samuel Light, Independence, Mo., and Randy Light, Walnut Ridge; three daughters, Amanda Kelley and husband Larry, Teressa Mitchell and husband Dale, and Cindy Burns and husband Allen, all of Imboden; a sister, Linda Fry, Swifton; a brother, Jimmy Kisling, Swifton; 14 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Saturday at 2 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Home. Burial was in Aldridge Cemetery near Sedgwick.

Pallbearers were Danny Light, Ryan Holder, Britt Burns, Shane Kelley, Brian Alls and David Snider. Honorary pallbearers were Walker Light, Ronnie Montgomery and her great-grandsons.

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

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Floyd E. Williams

Floyd E. Williams, 79, of Montpelier, Ohio, father of Mike McCoy of Walnut Ridge, died Jan. 11, 2015, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Ind. Funeral is today at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Bryan, Ohio. Burial will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Temple Hill Memorial Park Cemetery in Castlewood, Va. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 925 East Fountain Grove Drive, Bryan, OH 43506. An online guestbook is available at www.oberlinturnbull.com.

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