February 11, 2015 Edition

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Peggy Sue Burnside Hazel Champlin Lloyd Don Cook
Harold Fisher Doris M. Lewis W.D. Moore
Joseph Smith Sr.


Peggy Sue Burnside

Peggy Sue Burnside, 72, of Hoxie, died Feb. 5, 2015, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

Born April 4, 1942, in Pocahontas, she was a homemaker and was of the Assembly of God belief.

She was preceded in death by a son, David Burnside; her parents, Charley Levi and Edith Wilson Jones; two brothers, Charles Jones and Melvin Jones; and three sisters, Wilma Higginbotham, Brenda Stone and Debbie Carter.

Survivors include her husband, Marvin "Bud" Burnside, whom she married June 20, 1959; two sons, Dennis Burnside, Hoxie, and Chris Burnside, Cherokee Village; two brothers, Tom Jones, Walnut Ridge, and Russell Jones, Rockford, Ill.; four sisters, Reba Oren and Nina Kazee and husband Harold, all of Pocahontas, and Linda Parten and Pam Tate and husband Russell, all of Paragould; and six grandchildren, Kristofer Burnside, Corie Burnside, Mark Ruiz, Sydney Burnside, Holley Burnside and Ariel Allen.

Graveside service was Monday at 2 p.m. at Lawrence Memorial Park with pastor Terry Miller officiating. Bryan Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were John McClure, Mike Tribble, Ian McClure, Rich Tate, William Sisco, Craig Jones, Mike Burnside and Kristofer Burnside.

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

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Hazel Champlin

Hazel Robins Champlin, 90, of Hoxie, died Feb. 7, 2015, at her home.

Born Sept. 14, 1924, in Guion, she was the daughter of Samuel and Lillie Threet Robins. She was a longtime resident of Lawrence County and a homemaker. She attended the Peoples Faith Tabernacle in Hoxie.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Champlin; three sisters, Etta Bennett, Vina Nichols and Lela Palmer; and a brother, Isaac Robins.

Survivors include a daughter, Anita Mashburn and husband James, Bono; a son, David Champlin, Hoxie; two sisters, Pearl Reagan, Searcy, and Clara Martin, Rockford, Ill.; four brothers, Arthur Robins, Walnut Ridge, Walter Robins and Herbert Robins, both of Powhatan, and Richard Robins, Imboden; seven grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Peoples Faith Tabernacle in Hoxie with Roger Brand officiating.

Pallbearers were Mark Mosier, Marc McCain, Scott Gauntt, James Mashburn, Kenny Champlin and Levi McCain. Honorary pallbearers were Ron Walgren, Vaughn Yow and Justin Lane.

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

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Lloyd Don Cook

Lloyd Don Cook, 61, of Paragould, passed away Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center.

Born March 18, 1953, in Dermott, Mr. Cook was retired from Stanford Co-op. He was a truck driver for 17 years and worked on the farm at Light. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

Mr. Cook enjoyed stock car and drag racing and loved playing with his grandson, Alex.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Viola Cook; and by one sister, Rebecca Cook.

Survivors include his wife, Stephanie Cook of the home; one son, Gabriel (Kathy) Cook of Paragould; one brother, Johnny (Diana) Cook of Jonesboro; five sisters, Joan Stratton of Walnut Ridge, Connie (Kenny) Tolbert of Jonesboro, Vickie Hidalgo of Michigan, Theresa (David) Justus of Light, Linda Cook Wineland of Jonesboro; and one grandson, Lloyd Alexander Cook.

Funeral is today at 2 p.m. at Mitchell Funeral Home in Paragould with Michael Shelton officiating. Burial will be in Browns Chapel Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Justus, Johnny W. Cook, Timothy Murray, Fred Vanhoover, Mark Doty and Jason Bullard. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Stacey Noel, Hugh Arnhart, Keith Shelton, Ernie Pruett, Cody Sikes, Josh Smith and Nick Walker.

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


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Harold Fisher

Harold Fisher, 84, of Clover Bend, died Feb. 5, 2015, at his home.

Born Aug. 12, 1930, in Black Oak, he was the son of Buster and Norene Alexander Fisher. He was a longtime resident of Clover Bend and a mechanic, specializing in tractors. He was of the Baptist belief.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sandra Thompson Fisher, on Aug. 23, 2013; and two sons, Michael Harold Fisher and Jeff Fisher.

Survivors include three daughters, Pamela Hancock, Maynard, Tammie Gill, Powhatan, and Debbie Savage, Woodland Park, Colo.; five sons, Perry Fisher, Mountain Home, Berry Fisher, Mark Fisher and Shannon Fisher, all of Walnut Ridge, and Brian Fisher, Clover Bend; a stepdaughter, Myra Turner, Illinois; a stepson, Jim Cremer, Illinois; three sisters, Juanita Thorton, Jonesboro, Myrtle Rigel, Koshkonong, Mo., and Jo Fisher, Alton, Mo.; two brothers, Gerald Fisher, Clover Bend, and Sonny Fisher, Missouri; 24 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Sunday at 3 p.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home with Stan Jones officiating.

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

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Doris M. Lewis

Doris M. Lewis, 83, of Strawberry, passed away Jan. 30, 2015, at Ash Flat Health Center.

She was born Oct. 26, 1931, at Winter Haven, Fla., to Mike and Hazel Stewart King. She was a longtime resident of Lawrence County and a member of Southern Baptist Church in Strawberry. She was an avid reader and a member of the Driftwood Library Board at Lynn. She earned her masters degree in education from Arkansas State University. She was an educator, teaching elementary school at Black Rock and Strawberry and a member of Delta Kappa Gamma.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother; one sister.

She is survived by her husband, David Lewis of the home; a sister, Joyce Fisher of Florida; and two brothers, Jim King of Florida, and Tommy King of Smithville.

Graveside services were Monday, Feb. 2, at Smithville Cemetery with Carl Cates officiating. House-Gregg Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

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


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W.D. Moore

William Dudley "W.D." Moore, 83, of Rockford, Ill., died Jan. 28, 2015, at his home.

Born Nov. 10, 1931, in Walnut Ridge, he was the son of Carl H. and Roxie Poe Moore, and was a 1951 graduate of WRHS. He was a plumber and a 55-year member of Local 23 Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Union. During that time, he was a teacher for the apprenticeship program and active in all of the festivities and events.

He also built homes for Habitat for Humanity, assisted with the impoverished in Honduras and volunteered for the Salvation Army.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Emmit, Carl Jr., Joel and Don.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Nova Lea Still Moore; a son, William "Bill" Moore and wife Jo Ann; a daughter, Sheryl "Sheri" Romine and husband Marc; eight grandchildren, Mindi Morris, Kristi Roberts, Lindsi Lightner, Britni Moore, Meghan Landi, Jenna Kiernan, Sara Romine and Derek Romine; and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Tuesday, Feb. 3, at 11 a.m. at Rock Church in Rockford, Ill.

Memorials may be made to Rock Church, 6732 Harrison Ave., Rockford, IL 61108.

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

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Joseph Buster Smith Sr.

Joseph Buster "J.B." Smith Sr., 88, of Black Rock, died Feb. 7, 2015, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Born July 23, 1926, in Heber Springs, he was the son of Leticca Gentry Smith and Mary Lee Gardner Smith Starnes. He was a U.S. Army veteran who served in the European theater during World War I, and also served during the Korean War. After leaving the Army, he worked as a bank teller and was a dairy farmer for 40 years. He was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church near Black Rock.

He was preceded in death by a son, Joseph B. "Joey" Smith Jr.; his stepfather, William H. Starnes Sr.; four half-brothers, including Johnny Frank Starnes; and four half-sisters.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Winchester Smith, whom he married March 22, 1948, in Hoxie; a half-brother, William H. Starnes Jr., Durand, Ill.; two half-sisters, Dee Dee Bates and Yvonne Saeger, both of Cherokee Village; a daughter-in-law, Kay Smith, Black Rock; two grandsons, Dustin Smith and David Smith; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Monday at noon at Cox Funeral Home with Blake Shaw officiating. Burial was in Oak Forest Cemetery at Black Rock.

Pallbearers were Joe Collins, Chad Chadwick, Matt Chadwick, Bryan Butts, Eric Vance and Rick Snow. Honorary pallbearers were Eddie Chadwick, David Clark, Bob Vance and Keith Robertson.

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

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