October 7, 2015 Edition

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Weddings

Weathers ~ Davis

Obituaries

Jerry Don Baker Bobby Jacob Brannon Lillian Brannon
Ernest Eugene Moore Willie Norman Patty Sue Nunally
Mary Mae Rice Charles Rickey

Weddings

Weathers ~ Davis

Jerry Dan Davis Jr. and Lori Michelle Weathers have announced their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

The bride's wedding party will include her daughters, Cassie, Carrie, Kaleigh and Kenzie, who will serve as maid of honor and bridesmaids. Madison Maynor will serve as flower girl.

The groom's son, Dustin, will serve as best man, and friends, Chase and Jeremy, will be groomsmen.

Brother Matt Donnell will officiate the ceremony, which will be held Oct. 17 at 4 p.m. on a hill near the groom's home, located at 238 Hwy. 230 in Cave City. A reception will immediately follow the ceremony.

All family and friends are invited to attend. Dress attire will be casual.

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Obituaries

Jerry Don Baker

Jerry Don Baker, 59, Swifton, died Oct. 1, 2015, at his home.

Born March 4, 1956, in Newport, he was a farmer and was of the Church of Christ belief.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald Gene and Adalene Iona Felton Baker.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Wilson Baker, whom he married March 5, 1977; two sons, Jarrett Baker, Swifton, and Jordan Baker, Tuckerman; two daughters, Christina Baker, Swifton, and Jessica Reed, Hoxie; two brothers, Michael Baker, Bono, and David Baker, Alicia; two sisters, Martha Edwards, Newport, and Marie Breedlove, Swifton; six grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

Graveside service was Saturday at 1 p.m. at Strangers Home Cemetery at Alicia with Jimmy Carson Sr. officiating. Bryan Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Jacob Armstrong, Kenny Green, Jonathan Baker, Tony Mashburn, Eric Wilson and David Wilson. Honorary pallbearers were John Parks, Tim Jones and Charley Smith.

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

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Bobby Jacob Brannon

Bobby Jacob Brannon, 64, of Gamaliel, died Sept. 29, 2015, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home.

Born Feb. 6, 1951, in Walnut Ridge, he was a lifelong resident of Lynn. He was a pipefitter and welder, and was a member of the Lynn Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Charlotte Ann; and his parents, Talmage and Angy Casper Brannon.

Survivors include a son, Jacob Brannon, Cave City; a brother, William "Chan" Brannon and wife Connie, Lynn; and a sister, Helen Lovan, St. Louis.

Funeral was Saturday at 10 a.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home in Lynn with Kenny Townsley officiating. Burial was in Old Lebanon Cemetery.

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

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Lillian Brannon

Lillian Brannon, 87, of Lynn, died Oct. 4, 2015, at her home.

Born Jan. 5, 1928, at Eaton, she was the daughter of V.J. and Anna Richey Cameron. She was a lifelong resident of Lynn, a teacher and a member of the Lynn Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Leroy Brannon; and three brothers.

Survivors include a daughter, Kerry Huskey and husband Steve, Evening Shade; two grandchildren, Paige Huskey and Gary Huskey; and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Tuesday at the Lynn Methodist Church with Cory Pfeifer officiating. House-Gregg Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

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

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Ernest Eugene Moore

Ernest Eugene Moore, 70, of Hoxie, died Oct. 4, 2015, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Born Sept. 8, 1945, he was a farmer and was of the Pentecostal belief.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Syble Faye Langley Moore, whom he married Oct. 16, 1970; his parents, Benjamin and Mattie Mae Crumpton Moore; two brothers, Danny Bray and Bennie Moore; and two grandsons, Noah Lee Gatewood and Eli Neece.

Survivors include seven children, James Bryant, Jonesboro, Connie Moore, Rockford, Ill., Gene Moore and wife Angela, Baton Rouge, La., Gary Moore and wife Patty, and Michael Moore and wife Jerrie, all of Pocahontas, Teri Patterson, Hoxie, and Tonia Rowland, Alicia; four brothers, George Moore, Omaha, Neb., Michael Moore and B.J. Moore, both of Louisiana, and Wayne Laroe, Paragould; a sister, Pat Mortson, Louisiana; 27 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

Funeral is Thursday at noon at the Church of Jesus Christ, Highway 166 South, Pocahontas, with Rick Hart officiating. Cox Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Sons will serve as pallbearers. Grandsons will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Visitation is Thursday from 10 a.m. until time of the service.

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

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Willie Norman

Willie Montgomery Norman, 94, of Powhatan, died Sept. 29, 2015, at Randolph Home in Pocahontas.

Born Dec. 31, 1920, she was the daughter of French and Hattie Lingo White. She was a beautician and a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Pocahontas for 70 years.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, William "Bill" Montgomery; her second husband, O.H. Norman; two sons, Billy Gene Montgomery and Ralph Montgomery; and three sisters, Eula Bruce, Magalene White and Lucy White.

Survivors include a son, Jim Montgomery, Chicago; a daughter, Mildred Hessling, Morton, Ill.; two brothers, Dent White, Portia, and Dean White, Ohio; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.

Funeral was Friday at 2 p.m. at Cox Funeral Home. Burial was in Powhatan Cemetery.

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

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Patty Sue Nunally

Patricia Sue "Patty" Wier Nunally, 71, of Black Rock, died Oct. 2, 2015, at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro.

Born March 16, 1944, in Black Rock, she was a lifelong resident of Black Rock. She worked at the Post Office and was a homemaker. She was of the Church of Christ belief.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter Barton "Bart" and Hazel Eugene Woodson Wier; a brother, Joe T. Wier; and four sisters, Dorthy Hyjack, Norma Neece, Betty Young and Linda Wier.

Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Morris "Bud" Nunally; four sons, Nelson Nunally and wife Teresa, Mitchell Nunally and wife Robin, Daniel Nunally and wife Kim, and Joe Nunally; a daughter, Christie Nunally-Settles and husband Jeff; a brother, Wendell Wier and wife Brenda; a sister, Donna Smith and husband Jim; five grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren, with one on the way.

Graveside service was Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Oak Forest Cemetery in Black Rock with Harold Russell officiating. House-Gregg Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Chris Nunally, Dooder Nunally, Whitney Nunally, Hunter Nunally, Kenny Tubbs and Darryl Huckabee. Sons served as honorary pallbearers.

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

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Mary Mae Rice

Mary Mae Rice, 74, of Black Rock, died Oct. 5, 2015, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

Born March 9, 1941, in Black Rock, she was a home health aide and a homemaker, and was of the Pentecostal belief.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Henry Rice, on Jan. 24, 1976, whom she married June 15, 1959; her parents, Henry and Gertie Emerton Pickney; a sister, Willene Harmon; and two brothers, Austin Shannon and Eldon Shannon.

Survivors include a daughter, Debby Hester and husband Greg, Sugar Land, Texas; two sons, Johnny Rice and wife Wanda, Black Rock, and Joey Rice, Pocahontas; four sisters, Betty Monehan and Ruby Putt, both of Jonesboro, and Jane Barton and Wanda Ragsdale, both of Black Rock; four brothers, Joe Pickney, James Pickney, Harry Pickney and Carl Pickney, all of Black Rock; five grandchildren, Matthew Hester, Andrea Montalbano, Jonathan Rice, Steve Wineland and Justin Brandon; and two great-grandchildren.

Graveside service is Thursday at 2 p.m. at Whittaker Cemetery with Bro. Wayne Bryant officiating. Bryan Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

No visitation will be held.

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

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Charles Rickey

Charles Louis Rickey, 73, of Powhatan, formerly of O'Kean, died Oct. 3, 2015, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro.

Born Feb. 26, 1942, he was a member of United Free Will Baptist Church in Walnut Ridge.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward Vernon and Zuma Swift Rickey; and a brother, Loyd Rickey.

Survivors include his wife, Gaye Hibbard Rickey, whom he married June 30, 1984; three sons, Charles Rickey and wife Nicole, Siloam Springs, and Robert Rickey and wife Diane, and Jamey Sullinger and wife Kara, all of Pocahontas; three daughters, Robin Vaughn and husband Mike, Pocahontas, Becky Brown, Clover Bend, and Natalie Culbreath and husband Michael, Memphis; three brothers, Elston Rickey and wife JoAnn, Paragould, Nelbert Rickey and wife Kay, Pocahontas, and Joe Rickey and wife Kathy, Wichita, Kan.; four sisters, Margie Gentry, O'Kean, Melba Watts, Huntsville, Elba Stanley, Springdale, and Thea Hughes and husband Joe, Cabot; 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Funeral was Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Cox Funeral Home with Glenn Smith officiating. Burial was in Jones Ridge Cemetery at Delaplaine.

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

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