November 18, 2015 Edition

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Births

Kraven Vance Navarro

Obituaries

Mona Lou Adkisson Frank Bates Sr. Cleo Denison
Jaunita Marie Dulaney Olivia Ann Horn Gerald A. Howard
Boyd Ray Lamb Sr. Marshall Jay McDonald Joeleene Pierce
Kenneth Ray Warnick Gene Wheeless

Births

Kraven Vance Navarro

Manuel and Linda Navarro of Leachville have announced the birth of a son, born Nov. 6, 2015, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital.

The baby weighed eight pounds, six ounces, and has been named Kraven Vance Navarro. Older siblings are Ethan, Cloey, Logan and Kylee.

Grandparents are Boyce and Karen Willians of Hoxie and Manuel and Norma Navarro of Leachville.

Great-grandparents are Ava Crossno of Walnut Ridge and Joyce Williams of Ravenden.

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Obituaries

Mona Lou Adkisson

Mona Lou Adkisson, 71, of Walnut Ridge, died Nov. 16, 2015, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro.

Born Aug. 19, 1944, she was a machinist and a member of Arbor Grove Free Will Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her father, Willard Lee Huskey.

Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Kenneth Adkisson, whom she married Oct. 14, 1961; a son, Loye Adkisson, Walnut Ridge; her mother, Georgia Kincade Huskey, Walnut Ridge; a sister, Frances Forrester, Cherokee Village; a brother, Willie Joe Huskey, Hoxie; two grandchildren, Pasha Ausley and Ashley Boutzale; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral is today at 2 p.m. at Cox Funeral Home with David Ponder officiating. Burial will be private.

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

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Frank Bates Sr.

Frank Bates Sr., 90, of Cherokee Village, died Nov. 14, 2015, at Hospice of the Ozarks in Mountain Home.

Born Oct. 1, 1925, in Black Rock, he was the son of George and Bessie Propst Bates. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. He was a machinist and was of the Baptist belief.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Arbie Bates and George Bates Jr.; and three half-sisters, Mary, Lou and Margie.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Derotha "Dee Dee" Starnes Bates; five sons, Mark Bates, Frank Bates Jr. and Dan Bates, all of Cherokee Village, Bobby Bates, Hardy, and Michael Bates, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral is Thursday at 1 p.m. at Cox Funeral Home with Rev. Harold Russell officiating. Burial, with military honors, will be in Oak Forest Cemetery at Black Rock.

Sons and grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation is Thursday from 11 a.m. until time of the service.

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

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Cleo Denison

Cleo Stephen Denison, 90, of Lynn, died Nov. 10, 2015, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

Born July 24, 1925, in Caraway, he was the son of Stephen Floyd and Dicie Armanda Bell Denison. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of World War II. He was a contractor and a member of the Lynn Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine Vick Denison; four brothers, Sanford Denison, Edward Denison, James Denison and Jerry Wayne Denison; and a sister, Elizabeth Adams.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Ivalene Adair Morris Denison; a son, Danny Denison and wife Shelly, Titusville, Fla.; a daughter, Katherine Clements, Fairfield Bay; three brothers, Dave Denison and wife Clara, Powhatan, Bill Denison and wife Wanda, Walnut Ridge, and Melvin Denison and wife Mary, Lynn; two sisters, Margie Price, Fairview Heights, Ill., and Pamela Martz, Salem; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three stepdaughters, Gretta Hardin, Lynn, Pegie Spencer, Little Rock, and Delores Kohler, Jonesboro; and three step-grandchildren, Tiffany Kohler, Taylor Spencer and Austin Spencer.

Funeral was Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Lynn Church of Christ with Kenny Townsley officiating. Burial was in Dry Creek Cemetery under the direction of House-Gregg Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Melvin Denison, Dave Denison, Bill Denison, Trenton Waller, Austin Fox and Robert Waller.

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

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Jaunita Marie Dulaney

Jaunita Marie Dulaney, 91, of Jonesboro, died Nov. 14, 2015, in Lake City.

Born Dec. 21, 1923, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Herman and Myrtle Hoggard Aftin. She was a lifetime resident of Lawrence County, a factory worker and a member of Main Street Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Anderson "Jack" Dulaney; and a son, Jackie Dulaney.

Survivors include a son, Larry Dulaney, Jonesboro; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Funeral was Monday at 10 a.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home with Don House officiating. Burial was in Lawrence Memorial Park.

Grandsons served as pallbearers.

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

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Olivia Ann Horn

Olivia Ann Horn of Fayetteville was born in Black Rock to C.L. Horn and Donna Wallin in 1939, the youngest of nine children.

Lib (as she preferred to be called) was graduated from Black Rock High School and Arkansas State University. She died after a brief illness on Nov. 10, 2015.

Lib had taught English, worked for the Veteran's Administration, and as a Veterinarian Technician prior to moving to Fayetteville in the 1980s and becoming the Director of the Fayetteville Animal Shelter.

Here she discovered her true calling: protector of and advocate for the unwanted, mistreated, tortured animals of the world. She was the driving force behind the building of a state of the art animal shelter in Fayetteville, and later, the creation and building of the Lester C. Howick Animal Shelter of Washington County.

Lib initiated the development of low cost spay/neuter programs within both shelters. Known locally, statewide, and nationally for her efforts to improve the lives of all animals, she will be remembered for her compassion for both animals and people.

Lib leaves behind two brothers, John D. Horn of California and Ray D. Horn of Kansas, numerous nieces and nephews, and countless loving friends, family, and pets. She will be missed by all.

A service was held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Fayetteville on Monday at 3 p.m. Pets, of course, were welcome.

Memorials may be made to the Lester Howick Animal Shelter of Washington County.

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Gerald A. Howard

Gerald A. Howard, 74, of Lynn, died Nov. 10, 2015, at his home.

Born Nov. 13, 1940, at Lynn, he served in the Army Reserve and was the retired operator of the Phillps 66 Station in Lynn. He was a member of the National Wild Turkey Federation and the NRA. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Annieville, where he served as a greeter.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul Attison and Mabel Nichols Howard.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Betty Howard; two sons, Taylor Howard, Black Rock, and Robert Howard, Lynn; a daughter, Ginger Bratcher, Smithville; a brother, Bobby Howard, Strawberry; two sisters, Pauletta Anderson, Sulphur Rock, and Kay Durham, Strawberry; and seven grandchildren.

Funeral was Thursday at 11 a.m. at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church at Annieville with Jerry Clements and Scotty Howard officiating. Eulogy was by Curt Howard, and testimonial was by Gary Brannon. Burial was in Dry Creek Cemetery at Lynn under the direction of Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.

Pallbearers were Gary Brannon, Mike Anderson, Brandon Harris, James Allan Anderson, Nathan Howard and Charles Penn. Honorary pallbearers were Bill Deeter, Jerry Goodwin, Dean Harris, Terry Melton and Randy Anderson.

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

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Boyd Ray Lamb Sr.

Boyd Ray Lamb Sr., 70, of Hoxie, died Nov. 14, 2015, at his home.

Born July 3, 1945, in Monette, he was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, a truck driver and a member of the Hoxie Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Michelle Freer; his parents, Floyd "Shorty" and Freda McKinney Lamb; a sister, Betty Lamb; a granddaughter, Amanda Liles; and a great-grandson, Brayden Liles.

Survivors include his wife, Charlett Taylor Lamb; a son, Boyd Ray Lamb Jr. and wife Jessica, Oklahoma City, Okla.; a daughter, Tammy Combs, Tuckerman; two brothers, Floyd Lamb, Walnut Ridge, and Earl Lamb and wife Ann, Hoxie; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral is today at 2 p.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home with Matthew Ballentine officiating. Burial will be in Lawrence Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Vernon Lamb, Adam Lamb, David Vincil, Chad Moore, Hunter Moore and Stanley Taylor.

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

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Marshall Jay McDonald

Marshall Jay McDonald, 56, of Smithville, died Nov. 10, 2015.

Born May 1, 1959, at Frederick, Md., he was a mechanic for Herran Tire in Paragould. He attended the United Methodist Church of Black Rock.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil Allen and Alice Marie Carter McDonald.

Survivors include his wife, Cynthia Parrish McDonald, whom he married June 17, 1978; three brothers, Bruce McDonald, Martinsburg, W. Va., Terry McDonald, Brighton, Colo., and Ricky McDonald, Keyser, W. Va.; and a sister, Lois Miller, Staunton, Va.

Funeral was Saturday at 2 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Home.

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

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Joeleene Pierce

Joeleene Pierce, 80, of Walnut Ridge, died Nov. 14, 2015.

Born Aug. 13, 1935, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Dow and Virgie Hutsell Foster. She was a lifelong resident of Walnut Ridge, a homemaker and a member of the Oak Grove Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William A. "Red" Pierce.

Survivors include a son, Steve Pierce; two daughters, Vickie Robinson and husband Ronnie, and Georgie Jones and husband Tony; a sister, Carol Holland; six grandchildren, Jame Burns, Jeremy Robinson, Wesley Pierce, Nathan Jones, Courtney Robinson and Whitney Johnson; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral is Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Oak Grove Church of Christ. Burial will be in Markham Cemetery under the direction of House-Gregg Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Jeremy Robinson, Wesley Pierce, Nathan Jones, Shannon Holland, Maurice Johnson and John Burns.

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

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Kenneth Ray Warnick

Kenneth Ray Warnick, 76, of Hoxie, died Nov. 12, 2015, in Jonesboro.

Born July 6, 1939, in the Coffman community, he was the son of Ray and Wanda Warnick. He was a lifelong resident of Lawrence County, a factory worker and was of the Baptist belief.

He was preceded in death by a son, Ray Warnick; a daughter, Christy Warnick; three brothers; and a grandchild.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Bonnie Warnick; three sons, Jerry Warnick, Hoxie, Joseph Warnick, Imboden, and Mickel Warnick, Walnut Ridge; a daughter, Terri Warnick, Jonesboro; a brother, Douglas Warnick, Jonesboro; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Monday at 2 p.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home with Allen Stinnett officiating. Burial was in Powhatan Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Chris Warnick, Jackie Cude, Greg Langston, Corey Baldridge, Thomas Liscomb, Caleb Littlejohn and Dylan Littlejohn.

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

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Gene Wheeless

Gene Wheeless, 58, of Powhatan, died Nov. 12, 2015.

Born May 27, 1957, in Pocahontas, he was a member of the Elnora Free Will Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dalton and Ollie Landis Wheeless; two brothers, Jimmy Wheeless and Ronnie Wheeless; and a sister, Louise Wheeless.

Survivors include his wife, Charlotte Wheeless; two sons, Patrick Wheeless and wife Net, Bentonville, and Nick West and wife Amanda, Savannah, Ga.; a daughter, Jessica Wheeless, Bentonville; a sister, Carolyn Towell and husband Tom; two brothers, Wendell Wheeless and Rick Wheeless; and eight grandchildren, Christian West, Emily Keating, Nicholas West, Lillian West, Madelin West, Kyla Wheeless, Preston Wheeless and Luke Wheeless.

Funeral was Sunday at 2 p.m. at McNabb Funeral Home with Jeral Dean officiating. Burial was in Randolph Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers were Patrick Wheeless, Nick West, Byron Simmons, Ronald Wheeless, Jay Towell and Shawn Wheeless. Honorary pallbearers were Carlos Aguilar, J.C. Mann and Christian West.

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

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