January 27, 2016 Edition

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Doris Broadway Van Dale Clayton Lacey Dawn Dobbs
Carrie Leeann Eaves Jesse Gates Jerry Edward Grissom
Homer Lindsey Betty Sullens Judy Faye Toler
James C. Vance Lloyd Wilkerson


Doris Broadway

Doris Ann Broadway, 73, of Walnut Ridge, died Jan. 22, 2016, in Walnut Ridge.

Born Dec. 18, 1942, she was a longtime resident of Walnut Ridge and a member of the Hoxie Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Buel and Margaret Holloway Broadway; and a sister, Bonnie Broadway.

Survivors include a sister, Wanda Ledesma, Walnut Ridge; a niece, Heather Johnson, Pocahontas; and three nephews, Michael Divel, Savoy, Ill., Bruce Campbell, Chino, Calif., and Todd Campbell, San Diego.

Funeral is Thursday at 11 a.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home with Don House officiating and L.J. Hogue and Kevin Wright assisting. Burial will be in Lawrence Memorial Park.

Visitation is Thursday, one hour prior to the service.

Pallbearers will be Ed Morgan, Royce Lusk, Benny Johnson, Michael Johnson, Kevin Wright, Mike Wright and J.T. Chronister.

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

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Van Dale Clayton

Van Dale Clayton, 66 of Osage, died Jan. 16, 2016, after an extended illness.

He was born Dec. 2, 1949, in Walnut Ridge to Richard John Clayton and Genendal (King) Clayton. He was a 1968 graduate of Walnut Ridge High School. Van served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Enterprise during the Vietnam War. He was a minister with the Church of God and pastored a number of churches in Texas and Arkansas. He served as a peace officer in several positions in Texas.

Van enjoyed deer hunting, tending his garden, riding his four-wheeler and motorcycle, and studying the Bible.

He was preceded in death by his father, Richard John Clayton; his second wife, Cheryl Clayton; and sister Chris Carol Stewart.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Clayton; his mother, Genendal Clayton Atkinson of Walnut Ridge; two sons Richard Dale Clayton and wife Alicia of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Justin Heath Clayton and wife Neryeda of Deer Park, Texas; a daughter, Tara Suzanne Ybarbo and husband Adolfo of Ingleside, Texas; two sisters, Donna Beaube and husband George of Baytown, Texas, and Ida Hewett and husband Don of Corning; two stepchildren, Jerrit Bell of Osage, and Christy Hinkson and husband Paul of Harrison; seven grandchildren, a great-grandchild, and a step-grandchild. He is also survived by a special aunt, Clydia (Kay) Baer and husband R.L. (Cub) of Fenton, Mo.

Funeral was Monday, Jan. 18, at Smith Family Funeral Home in Green Forest with pastor Dale Meredith officiating. Burial was in Sisco Cemetery at Osage.

Pallbearers were Richard Dale Clayton, Richard John Clayton, George Beaube, Paul Hinkson and Kenneth Booth.

An online guestbook is available at www.smithfamilyfuneralhome.net.


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Lacey Dawn Dobbs

Lacey Dawn Dobbs, 25, of Hoxie, died Jan. 21, 2016.

Born Feb. 20, 1990, in Walnut Ridge, she was a longtime resident of Hoxie and a certified nursing assistant for several years.

She was preceded in death by a son, Jeremiah Miles Dobbs; her parents, Danny Morris and Carol Dobbs; and grandmothers, Anna Marie Dobbs and Dixie Morris.

Survivors include a sister, Shauna Nicole Dobbs Bryant and husband Robert Alexander Bryant; two brothers, Ryan Vansock and Josh Morris; a grandfather, Bobby Dobbs; and a niece, Gracie Lynn Bryant.

Visitation was Tuesday from noon until 1:30 p.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home. Private burial was in Cross Roads Cemetery with Bro. Wayne Bryant officiating.

Pallbearers were Robert Bryant, Shaun Allen, Shawn Strohl, Brian Dobbs, Eric Morris, Tony Orman, Kamren Morris, Mark Bryant and Allen Stinnett. Honorary pallbearers were David Dobbs, Adam Dobbs, Eric Dobbs and Lynn Morris.

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

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Carrie Leeann Eaves

Carrie Leeann Eaves, 45, of Hoxie, passed away Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

She was born May 9, 1970, in Jonesboro, to the late William "Buddy" and Lynda Jo House Eaves. Carrie graduated from Arkansas State University with an accounting degree. She worked at Walmart as a cashier and cash office associate. She enjoyed crafting and spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her brother, Buddy Joe Eaves of Hoxie; her fiancée, Brent Scott; and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.

A celebration of her life was held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the First Assembly of God Church in Walnut Ridge with Rev. Dale Hughart officiating. Burial was in Stranger's Home Cemetery, near Alicia, under the direction of Gregg- Langford Bookout Funeral Home.

Honored to serve as pallbearers were Jimmy Cornwell, Charlie Curtis, Matt Curtis, Daniel House, Brett Black, Shawn Parrish, Kenny Ashlock and Dylan Works.

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


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Jesse Gates

Jesse Gates, 76, of Ola, died Jan. 25, 2016, at his residence.

Born Aug. 21, 1939, in Walnut Ridge, he was the son of Avery and Lucille Gates.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Alta May Simington; and a grandson, Caleb Gates.

Survivors include three sons, Cliffton Lee Young and Franklin Andrew Gates, both of Ola, and Phillip Dewayne Gates and wife Tina, Camden; a brother, Charlie Gates and wife Faye, Walnut Ridge; a sister, Georgia Brown and husband Robert, Mabelvale; and two grandchildren, Alyssa and Gracie.

Funeral is Saturday at 1 p.m. at Proctor Funeral Home in Camden. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Cemetery.

Visitation is Saturday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

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

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Jerry Edward Grissom

Jerry Edward Grissom, 51, of Hoxie, died Jan. 3, 2016, at his home.

Born Dec. 15, 1964, in Jonesboro, he was a farmer, a mechanic, and was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Edward and Gracie Mae Keiffer Grissom; his grandparents; and a niece.

Survivors include a brother, Dave Grissom and wife Dawnia, Hoxie; a sister, Patsy Ann Grissom, Strawberry; three nieces, DeShea Brown, Desirea Grissom and Dakota Grissom; and a great-niece, DaLeighla.

A memorial service was held Monday at 7 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Home with Bro. Rick Anglin officiating.

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

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Homer Lindsey

Homer McMillan Lindsey, 79, of Westminster, Calif., died Jan. 10, 2016.

Born Feb. 18, 1936, he was a 1954 graduate of WRHS. He was a close friend of Bill Fisher, Wes Spikes, Tony Dowell, Bud Trentham and Alice Hilburn Stovall.

Westminster Memorial Park Mortuary had charge of arrangements.

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

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Betty Sullens

Betty Gail Hankins Sullens, 58, of Walnut Ridge, died Jan. 20, 2016.

Born Nov. 13, 1957, in Walnut Ridge, she lived all of her life in Lawrence County. She worked at Walmart in Walnut Ridge for over 24 years, working in every department and in management. She was of the Church of Christ belief.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lester Glen Hankins and Margaret Hankins Passalaqua.

Survivors include a daughter, Autumn Sullens-Couch, Walnut Ridge; two brothers, J.R. Hankins and wife Deb, Bryant, and Chris Hankins and wife Tonya, Pocahontas; two sisters, Teresa Bristow and husband Terry, Lynn, and April Smith and husband Dean, Imboden; and two grandsons, Krischan Couch and C.J. Couch.

A celebration of her life will be held Feb. 6 at 1 p.m. in the former Black Rock High School Cafeteria. Emerson Funeral Home of Jonesboro has charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Black Rock Museum or the charity of the donor's choice.

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

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Judy Faye Toler

Judy Faye Toler, 65, of Hoxie, died Jan. 23, 2016, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Born Feb. 14, 1950, in Hoxie, she was a former employee of the Hoxie Water Department and was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack Rottger and Ethel Mae Kildow; five siblings; and a grandchild.

Survivors include three daughters, Amanda Rice, Walnut Ridge, Jessica Hensley, Alicia, and Kathy Starnes, Black Rock; a brother, Elmer Knight, Paragould; two sisters, Zelma Knotts, Iowa, and Diana Bowen, Lonoke; and six grandchildren.

Graveside service was Monday at 2 p.m. at Lawrence Memorial Park with Bro. Alan Stinnett officiating. Bryan Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were David Ditto, Carry Middlecoff, Michael Henson, Michael St. Cin, Cass Raupp, Derek Bryant, Chris Ditto, Michael Gaines and Herschel Sawyers.

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

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James C. Vance

James "Jim" C. Vance, 74 years of age, of Mountain Home, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, in Springfield, Mo.

He was born in Black Rock on Feb. 23, 1941, to K. E. and Jewell May (Coy) Vance, the oldest of two boys.

Jim was a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University, majoring in history and psychology. He had numerous interests, abilities and positions, but was best known for his business and investment acumen.

He was preceded in death by his parents, K.E. and Jewell Vance.

He leaves behind his wife of 44 years, Marcia K. Vance; a brother, Bud Vance of Evening Shade; and a nephew, Dr. Dustin C. Vance and wife Talli of Lakeview.

A memorial service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Evening Shade First Baptist Church. A reception for family and friends will be held in the fellowship hall following the service.

Walnut Lawn Funeral Home and Crematory of Springfield, Mo., was in charge of the cremation.

Memorials may be given in his honor to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital by calling 800- 822- 6344 or online at stjude.org.

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


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Lloyd Wilkerson

Lloyd Wilkerson, 79, of Walnut Ridge, died Jan. 25, 2016, at Lawrence Hall Nursing Center.

Born Feb. 1, 1937, in Randolph County, he was the son of Homer and Hazel Walker Wilkerson. He worked in the timber industry and was of the Pentecostal faith.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Junior Lee Jones.

Survivors include a brother, Robert Wilkerson, Walnut Ridge; a sister, Mae Blansett and husband Ralph, Imboden; a sister-in-law, Josephine Jones, Warsaw, Mo.; six nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and nephews.

Funeral is today at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Imboden with Bro. Jerry Clements officiating. Burial will be in Baker Cemetery, near Hardy, under the direction of Bryan Funeral Home.

Visitation is today, one hour before the service.

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

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