February 10, 2016 Edition

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Glenn ~ Howard Huffmaster ~ DeJournett


Ava L. Crossno Judy Ann Duty Douglas Fender
Gerald E. Fisher Charles Edward Grimes Robert Allan Hurley
Robert L. Hutcherson Garry Norman Lola Flippo Rice
Wanda Summers Martha Naomi Wells


Glenn ~ Howard

Brent and Melinda Glenn of Lynn have announced the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Natalie Glenn, to Cray Howard, son of Curt and Sandy Howard of Newark.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Sherry Glenn of Lynn and the late Larry Glenn, Candis Faulkner of Cave City and Mike Western of Batesville.

She is a 2015 graduate of Hillcrest High School and is a nursing student at Arkansas State University. She is employed as a sales associate at Bath and Body Works in Batesville and is a member of Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Lynn.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Kenny and Judy Harris of Lynn and Bob and Martha Howard of Strawberry.

He is a 2012 graduate of Hillcrest High School and will graduate with a bachelor's degree in plant and soil sciences. He is employed by Farm Service, where he plans to work as a crop scout after graduation. He is a member of Maple Springs Baptist Church in Rosie.

The couple will exchange vows on March 19, 2016, at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Lynn. A reception will follow. All family and friends are invited to attend.

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Huffmaster ~ DeJournett

Mr. and Mrs. David Huffmaster of Williford have announced the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Lindsey Estelle Huffmaster, to Chase Tucker DeJournett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Shawn Johnson of Imboden.

The bride-elect is a Highland High School graduate and attended Ozarka College. She is employed by 1st Choice Health Care in Pocahontas.

The prospective groom is a graduate of Sloan-Hendrix High School and attended Williams Baptist College and Black River Technical College. He is employed by Sloan-Hendrix School.

Family and friends are invited to the wedding on March 19 at 6 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Annieville. A reception will follow at the Ravenden Community Center.

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Ava L. Crossno

Ava L. Crossno, 81, of Walnut Ridge, died Feb. 5, 2016, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Born Dec. 14, 1934, she was the daughter of Joseph M. and Mae Moore Hart. She worked at Washburns and G.C. Electronics in Rockford, Ill., and retired from Douglas Quikut in 2000. After retiring, she began working at Dusty Shelf in Portia making quilts. She was a member of the Church of Christ, and also attended First Free Will Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Crossno; a son, Joey Crossno; a sister, Ruth Butler; and a brother, Joe Darrell Hart.

Survivors include a daughter, Karen Williams and husband Jack (Boyce), Hoxie; five brothers, J.C. Hart and Lloyd Hart, both of Jonesboro, Raymond Hart and wife Audrey, Rockford, Ill., Sam Hart and wife Joanne, Walnut Ridge, and Darann Hart, Northwest Arkansas; two sisters, Pat Crossno and husband Brooks, Walnut Ridge, and Laura Ann Pierce, Hoxie; seven grandchildren, Dr. Joey L. Williams, Linda Navarro, Dakota Crossno, Cloey Hancock, Logan Hancock, Kylee Navarro and Vance Navarro; and special nephews, Randy Crossno and Danny Ray Butler.

A celebration of her life was held Monday at 2 p.m. at Cox Funeral Home with Timothy Campbell and Dakota Crossno officiating. Burial was in Lawrence Memorial Park.

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

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Judy Ann Duty

Judy Ann Chappel Duty, 56, of Tuckerman, died Jan. 27, 2016.

Born Feb. 2, 1959, she was the daughter of Raymond Chappel and Bessie Greer Sharp.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Frank Flanagan; her father, Raymond Chappel; a sister, Melissa Shaw; and a granddaughter, Kayla Hewitt.

Survivors include her husband of 13 years, Jeff Duty; three sons, Frank Flanagan Jr., Tuckerman, Jeffery Duty, Newark, and Josh Duty, Campbell Station; five daughters, Carol Kibby and husband Terry, Bono, Heather Dickson and husband Steven, Walnut Ridge, Kennita Cox and husband Jeff, O'Kean, Judy Nicholas and husband Allen, Tuckerman, and Angie McCoy, Hot Springs; her mother, Bessie Sharp, Pocahontas; a brother, Billy Chappel, Ravenden; four sisters, Patricia King, Oak Ridge, La., Sherry Peaster, Bono, Linda Hancock, Pocahontas, and Janie Stayton, Tuckerman; 17 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Graveside service was Monday, Feb. 1, at Lorado Cemetery under the direction of Dillinger Funeral Home of Newport.

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

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Douglas Fender

Douglas Fender, 85, formerly of Kennett, Mo., died peacefully of natural causes on Feb. 2, 2016, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, Mo.

He was born on July 13, 1930, in the Fender community, to Anna Lee Anderson Fender and Thomas Edmond Fender. He married Neva Lou Mock in 1953, and they shared 55 years together until her death in 2008.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1948-1952, and subsequently worked in construction until his graduation from Arkansas State University. He later earned a M.S. in Science Education at Middle Tennessee State University. He was a well-liked and respected high school science teacher for 27 years, mainly in Kennett, Mo.

He was a member of the Kennett Lions Club, where he formerly served as president. He was also a member of the First United Methodist Church, where he served for a period as Sunday School Superintendent, and the leader of his Fellowship class.

Doug loved cooking, and cooked often for the Methodist Men, of which he was a member for many years. He was also a member of the Men's Golf Association. Always a farm boy at heart, he enjoyed drives in the countryside to look at the crops and equipment. He loved animals, and gave a loving home to many stray dogs and cats over the years.

He is survived by daughters Belinda Fender (Frank Engley), and Rosy Elmore (John); son Dale Fender; grandchildren Zachary Elmore (Estrella), Lacey Elmore, Austin Fender, and Billy Fender; two great-grandchildren, Benjamin and Lucille Elmore; sister Vera Brunson; and brother John Fender.

He was preceded in death by his wife Neva; son Bill; two brothers and three sisters.

Doug also leaves behind a beloved extended family, friends, and former students who will miss his keen intellect, funny stories, and sharp wit.

Funeral was Saturday at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Kennett, Mo. McDaniel Funeral Service had charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Humane Society, your local animal shelter, or to the charity of the donor's choice.

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


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Gerald E. Fisher

Gerald E. Fisher, 82, of Hoxie, died Feb. 5, 2016, at his home in the Hopewell community.

Born Feb. 28, 1933, in Black Oak, he was the son of Buster and Norene Alexander Fisher. He lived in Black Oak until he joined the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He returned home and moved to Illinois, where he resided until moving to Hoxie. He had worked as a farmer and mechanic for 22 years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jackson Fisher; and a brother, Harold Fisher.

Survivors include three sons, Billy Wayne Fisher, Oklahoma, Donnie Fisher, California, and Eddie Lee Fisher, Illinois; three sisters, Juanita Hall, Jonesboro, Myrtle Rigel, Koshkonong, Mo., and Artha Jo Fisher, Rober, Mo.; two brothers, Buster Fisher, Newburg, Mo., and Terry Lee Fisher, Arizona; and grandchildren.

Funeral was Sunday at 2 p.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home with Stan Jones officiating. Private burial will be at a later date.

Nephews served as pallbearers.

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

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Charles Edward Grimes

Charles Edward Grimes, 76, of Clinton, died Feb. 7, 2016, in Clinton.

Born March 17, 1939, in Walnut Ridge, he was the son of Henry E. and Agnes Bonner Grimes. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and worked in nursing before retiring from Terminix. He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church, and was a 32nd degree Mason with membership at the Choctaw and Scotland lodges.

He was preceded in death by a son, Randy Grimes; and a brother, Henry Grimes Jr.

Survivors include his wife, Laura Pate Grimes; a sister, Ida Dickey, Bono; and two sisters-in-law, Ruth Ann Pate, Morrilton, and Wilma Grimes, Sherwood.

Funeral is Thursday at 11 a.m. at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Clinton with Bros. Sam Brown and Allen Nelson officiating. Burial will be in Clinton Cemetery with Masonic Rites.

Pallbearers will be Vaughn Wisdom, Mike Barnes, Stan Wilhite, Ronnie Baker, Chad Bailey and Shawn Pate. Honorary pallbearers will be the Masons.

Visitation is Thursday, one hour prior to the service.

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

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Robert Allan Hurley

Robert Allan Hurley, 47, of Williford, died Feb. 2, 2016, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

Born Dec. 21, 1968, in Greenville, Ind., he lived in Heber Springs before moving to Williford. He was a caregiver for the Community School of Cleburne County.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Kelly Mason Hurley; a daughter, Jennifer R. Hurley Decker and husband Dustin, Heber Springs; his mother and stepfather, Linda Ann Kopecy Schlosburg and Jay Schlosburg, Sykesville, Md.; three brothers, Jack Hurley, Williford, and Jaykota Schlosburg and Blake Schlosburg, both of Sykesville, Md.; four sisters, Deanna Allan, Bloomington, Ind., Joylynn Walter, Nappanee, Ind., and December Snow Schlosburg and Brooke Schlosburg, both of Sykesville, Md.; and a granddaughter, Adriana Decker.

A celebration of his life was held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Ozark Acres Club House. House-Gregg Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

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

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Robert L. Hutcherson

Robert L. Hutcherson "Hut", 75, of Walnut Ridge, left his earthly life Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

He was born in Jonesboro on Aug. 18, 1940, to Rupert Leon Hutcherson and Namah (Floyd) Hutcherson. "Hut" attended Walnut Ridge High School, where he graduated in 1958. He then joined the Arkansas National Guard and attended Arkansas Military Academy. He went on to attend the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville as a member of the Kappa Sig Fraternity and graduated from Harding University in Searcy with a Bachelor of Science degree.

On Jan. 22, 1966, he married the love of his life, Paula (Howard) Hutcherson. Upon graduation, his first position was Director of Black River Area Development, which was instrumental in the beginning of the Head Start Program in Walnut Ridge and the surrounding area. He quickly became a pillar of the community.

Upon the untimely death of his father, he assumed the role of owner and operator of Hutcherson Furniture. He was a board member of First National Bank in Walnut Ridge and of the Walnut Ridge Country Club. He had served on the Walnut Ridge City Council and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Walnut Ridge.

He had a love of hunting, fishing and sports and became very active in the Walnut Ridge Pee Wee Football Program by coaching the "Cowboys". He was a Razorback Alumni Booster Club member, and always loved his Monday night poker game with "the boys".

He was preceded in death by his father, Rupert Leon Hutcherson; his mother, Namah (Floyd) Hutcherson Gibson, and stepfather, George Gibson.

He is survived by his wife Paula (Howard) Hutcherson of the home; his son, Rob Hutcherson and his wife Jancey of Little Rock; his daughters, Mrs. Holly Onstead and husband David of Jonesboro, and Mrs. Kara Guinn and husband Drew of Paragould. He was referred to as "Dah" by nine very loved grandchildren, Ryan Grace Hutcherson, Sophie Hutcherson, Taylor Kate Hutcherson, Jonah Hall, Cody Onstead, Casey Flippo, Josh Guinn, Megan Guinn and Hutson Guinn.

Visitation will be held Thursday, Feb. 11, from 10 a.m. to noon, and funeral services will begin at noon at the First Baptist Church in Walnut Ridge with Jake Guenrich officiating. Burial will be in Lawrence Memorial Park under the direction of House-Gregg Funeral Home of Walnut Ridge.

Pallbearers will be Matt Jansen, Rob Dixon, Heath Harper, Milton Smith, Will Floyd and Casey Flippo. Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Jansen, Bob Dixon, Jim House, John Purdy, Glenn Murphy, Eggie Tedder, David Onstead, Cody Onstead, Drew Guinn, Josh Guinn and John David Howard.

Memorials may be sent to the Barnes Jewish Hospital Lung Transplant Program in St. Louis, First Baptist Church Youth Program in Walnut Ridge and Lawrence Memorial Park Cemetery.

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


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Garry Norman

Garry Norman, 68, of Greenwood, formerly of Strawberry, died Jan. 22, 2016, in Fort Smith.

Born Sept. 2, 1947, he was a U.S. Army veteran and a former mechanic. He was a member of Denver Street Baptist Church in Greenwood.

Survivors include his wife, Lovette Norman; two sons, Garry Jason Norman, Greenwood, and Micheal Norman, Waldron; two sisters, Debra Putman, Greenwood, and Retta Willis, Alma; a brother, Donald Norman, Greenwood; and five grandchildren.

A celebration of his life was held Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Community Center at Bell Park. Lewis-Roberts Funeral Chapel of Greenwood had charge of arrangements.

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

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Lola Flippo Rice

Lola Flippo Rice, 90, of Manila, died Feb. 6, 2016, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro.

Born Jan. 11, 1926, in Clover Bend, she was the daughter of Robert and Roxie Turley Kincade. She graduated from Delaplaine High School in 1944. She lived most of her adult life in Manila and was the owner-operator and bookkeeper of the Lion Station until 1972. She was a longtime member of the Manila Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by three husbands, Harold Roy Flippo, Joe Rice and Ballard Jaques; a son, Kelly Flippo; a daughter, Teresia Flippo; a brother, Frank Kincade; and a sister, Jean Seagraves.

Survivors include two sons, Dennis Roger Flippo and wife Brenda, Hoxie, and J. Randy Flippo and wife Ella, Mountain Home; two daughters, Debby Hamilton and husband Gary, and Kim Malloy and husband Ernie, both of Manila; two sisters, Loraine Parker and Pat McKinney, both of Walnut Ridge; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral is today at 2 p.m. at Howard Funeral Service in Manila with Don Smith officiating. Burial will be in Manila Cemetery.

Visitation is today from 1 p.m. until time of the service.

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

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Wanda Summers

Wanda Summers, 85, of Walnut Ridge, died Feb. 2, 2016, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

Born Jan. 1, 1931, in Light, she was the daughter of Harry and Anna Brown Lane. She was a member of Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by 14 brothers and sisters.

Survivors include four children, Thelma Henson, Debra Foster and husband Randy, Ronnie Summers and wife Lisa, and Shelia Trujillo and husband Ronnie; two sisters, Bonnie Flanery and husband Tom, and Patsy Varner and husband Leyburn; 10 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Sunday at 2 p.m. at McNabb Funeral Home in Pocahontas with Derek Collins officiating. Burial was in Pirtle Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Mark Curtis, Keith White, Jeremy Cunningham, Marcus Major, Wesley Parten and John Parten. Honorary pallbearers Shannon Henson and Dale Henson.

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

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Martha Naomi Wells

Martha Naomi Wells, 70, of Clover Bend, passed away Saturday evening, Feb. 6, 2016, at her home.

Born Sept. 6, 1945, in Powhatan, she was the daughter of Dempsey and Alpha Hall Smith. She attended United Free Will Baptist Church and worked at Skil. She also served as the president of the Clover Bend Cemetery Association. She was the best cook in Clover Bend and loved flowers and gardening.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a grandson, Trenton Mack Alan Self.

Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Jerry Wells; two daughters, Sonia Self, Walnut Ridge, and Shawna (Ervin) Ray, Paragould; a son, Jeff Wells, Clover Bend; three granddaughters, Ashley Wells, Tamara Taft and Brittany Wells; two grandsons, Jason Martin and Christopher Taft; three great-grandsons, Haden Taft, Eli Jackson and Will Martin; two brothers, Bobby (Kay) Smith, Black Rock, and Jimmy Dean Smith, Powhatan; a sister, Debra (J.R.) Hankins, Bryant; and many other relatives and friends.

Graveside service was Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Clover Bend Cemetery with Bro. Glenn Smith officiating. Bryan Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Ervin Ray, Dennis Cole, Frankey Meeks, Larry Jones, Shane Foley and Gary Lawhon.

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


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