March 9, 2016 Edition

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Births

Mason Eli Cox Kinsley Porter Smith

Obituaries

Kenneth Dale Anglin Charles Ervin Becker Doyle Ray Brewer
Brenten Lee Cox Tom Crabtree Ronald Lee Crum
Shirley Lee Harris Andrea JoAnne Hernandez Carl Dean Herring
Willene Hicks Bobby Gene Midgett Larry Morris
Alvie A. Stogsdill

Births

Mason Eli Cox

Matthew Cox and Jessie Woodard of Black Rock have announced the birth of a son on Feb. 24, 2016, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro.

The baby weighed eight pounds, four ounces, and has been named Mason Eli Cox.

Grandparents are Terry and Gretchen Woodard of Black Rock and James Chester Cox of Texas.

He is the great-grandson of Martha Cox of Black Rock.

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Kinsley Porter Smith

Wesley and Kortney Smith of Paragould have announced the birth of a daughter on March 1, 2016, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro.

They baby weighed nine pounds, two ounces, and has been named Kinsley Porter Smith.

Grandparents are Lisa and Allan Bounds of Jonesboro and Dennis and Paula Smith of Alicia.

She is the great-granddaughter of Phillip and Kathy Farmer of Jordan, Maxine Langston of Mountain Home and Bonnie Downum of Jonesboro.

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Obituaries

Kenneth Dale Anglin

Kenneth Dale Anglin, 76, of Texarkana, Texas, died March 3, 2016, at the Christus St. Michael Hospital in Texarkana.

Born July 30, 1939, in Hoxie, he was the son of William and Birdie Lucille Kildow Anglin. He was an over-the-road truck driver for many years. He lived most of his life in Hoxie until moving to Beebe, and later to Texarkana.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara June Carter Anglin; two brothers, Herschel Anglin and Mike Anglin; and two sisters, Kathy Anglin Lowe and Delores Anglin.

Survivors include two daughters, Kimberly D. Anglin Jansen and Jason Braley, Texarkana, Texas, and Kelly Murphy and husband Jeremy, Ward; a son, Kenneth Grooms and wife Stacey, Oakland, Tenn.; two sisters, Patricia Anglin Guilliams and husband Doyle, Ravenden, and Linda Anglin Hurst, Hoxie; seven brothers, Jerry Anglin and wife Barbara, and Scott Anglin and wife Cindy, all of Ravenden, Bill Anglin, Pocahontas, Randy Anglin, Merryville, Tenn., Sonny Anglin, Walnut Ridge, Rick Anglin and wife Carlene, Hoxie, and Wiley Anglin and wife Alice; 13 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Funeral was Monday at 11 a.m. at New Beginnings Church in Hoxie with pastor Rick Anglin officiating. House-Gregg Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

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

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Charles Ervin Becker

Charles Ervin Becker, 57, of Pocahontas, died March 3, 2016, at Five Rivers Medical Center in Pocahontas.

Born Oct. 9, 1958, in Walnut Ridge, he was the son of Charles Henry and Alta Marie Clairday Becker. He was a welder and was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include his wife, Kimberly Becker; six sons, Chris Baker, Gentry, Malcom Rawls, Siloam Springs, Aaron Rawls, Delaplaine, Chris Barnes, Walnut Ridge, Dustin Barnes, Egypt, and Scotty Becker, Bono; his father, Charles Henry Becker, O'Kean; a sister, Reba Knotts, Jonesboro; two brothers, Alfred Becker and Arthur Becker, both of Hardy; and eight grandchildren.

Graveside service was Saturday at 2 p.m. at Trinity Cemetery with Rev. Tony Becker officiating. Bryan Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Chris Baker, Alfred Becker, Arthur Becker, Dustin Barnes, Wayne Honeycutt and Marshall Secrect.

Donations may be made towards funeral expenses.

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

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Doyle Ray Brewer

Doyle Ray Brewer, 70, of Hoxie, died Feb. 8, 2016, at Lawrence Hall Nursing Center.

Born Dec. 8, 1945, in Fort Smith, he was the son of Gent D. and Bertha Hood Brewer. He was a retired insurance agent for American General and was a member of the Faith Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include two sons, Billy Brewer, San Antonio, and James Brewer, St. Louis; a sister, Darlene Dobbs, Hoxie; and three grandchildren.

Funeral was Thursday, Feb. 11, at 2 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Home with Bros. Carter Grindstaff and Bobby Marriott officiating. Burial was in Cross Roads Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Mike Duckworth, John Duckworth, Ben Dobbs, Johnny Brewer, Dwayne Duckworth and Greg Duckworth.

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

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Brenten Lee Cox

Ravenden Springs- Brenten Lee Cox, a 10-year-old true champion of his time, was born Sept. 30, 2005, and went on to be celebrated in Heaven on March 7, 2016.

Brenten was the middle child to his biggest fans and parents, Freddie and Delores (Russell) Cox. He was continually kept on his toes by his younger sister, Brianna, and was always under the watch and protection of his older brother, Braden.

Brenten loved watching and participating in sports, which included baseball and basketball. He served as assistant coach of the Sloan-Hendrix fifth-grade boys peewee basketball team, and was a member of the Sloan-Hendrix Sr. High boys basketball team.

Brenten was diagnosed in June of 2015 with DIPG, a rare brain tumor. He and his family would continue the next nine months living life to the fullest by taking many memorable family trips, getting to meet Lebron James, and picking up a following fan club of Red Wolves athletes and local sports teams. Brenten was celebrated greatly in his life and will continue to be as he is remembered as a true fighter, a believer in Christ whose faith never wavered, and whose quick wit never tired.

Remaining to celebrate Brenten's life here are his loving and devoted parents, Freddie and Delores (Russell) Cox of Ravenden Springs; co-champion siblings, Braden and Brianna Cox of the home; grandparents Freddie Cox of Ravenden Springs, Donna Guthrie of Pocahontas, Robert and Linda Russell of Ravenden Springs and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Brenten leaves behind a huge fan club, including best of friends Karson Roark, Logan Hill and Gage VanWinkle, as well as his entire fourth-grade class.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are members of the Sloan-Hendrix Sr. High boys basketball team: Colby Johnson, Matthew Wilkins, Tyler Murphy, Ben Meigs, Brantley Gholson and Carter Vance.

Services will be at the Sloan-Hendrix School Gymnasium. Visitation will be today from 4-8 p.m. A service celebrating his life will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Randy Lingenfelter and ASU Assistant Football Coach Trooper Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Janes Cemetery. McNabb Funeral Home of Pocahontas has charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Arkansas Children's Hospital or the Ronald McDonald House.

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

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Tom Crabtree

Thomas Stevens "Tom" Crabtree, 81, of Vevay, Ind., died March 7, 2016, at the Swiss Villa Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

Born May 8, 1934, in Imboden, he was the son of Marshall Dexter and Jennie Sue Holobaugh Crabtree. He was a 1952 graduate of Sloan-Hendrix Academy.

He was employed at Brown Shoe Factory in Pocahontas from 1952 to 1969, and at US Shoe Factory from 1969 to 1998. He was a plant manager for the US Shoe Factory in Vevay, Ind., from 1978 to 1998.

He was a member of the Switzerland Masonic Lodge #122 and the Kiwanis Club of Vevay. He was also a Kentucky Colonel and a Sagamore of the Wabash. He served on the Switzerland County Gas Board and the Switzerland County Sheriff's Merit Board. He was a former Vice President of the Vevay Switzerland County Foundation. He had lived in the Switzerland County community since 1978.

He was preceded in death by his wife of nearly 61 years, Theresa Ann Smith Crabtree, on March 24, 2015, whom he married Dec. 11, 1954, in Biggers; four half-sisters, Lucille Harkey, Lorene Lawyer, Halleen Barbarine and Dolores McCauley; and a half-brother, Marshall Dexter Crabtree Jr.

Survivors include two sons, Thomas Stevens "Steve" Crabtree II and wife Mona, Vevay, Ind., and Marshall Eugene "Gene" Crabtree and wife Donna, Pleasant, Ind.; two sisters, Paula Bookout and husband Simon, Little Rock, and Martha Kicklighter and husband Bill, Glennville, Ga.; two brothers, W.C. "Bud" Crabtree and wife Roline, Columbus, Ohio, and Billy Gene Crabtree, Jonesboro; a half-sister, Georgia Sallee, Rector; a sister-in-law, Sandra Mundorff and husband Larry, Kerney, Mo.; three grandchildren, Eric Crabtree, Marshall Thomas Crabtree and James Dexter Crabtree; and a great-granddaughter.

Funeral is Saturday at 11 a.m. at Cox Funeral Home with Chaplain Simon Bookout officiating. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery at Imboden.

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

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

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Ronald Lee Crum

Ronald Lee "RC" Crum, 55, of Hoxie, died March 4, 2016, at his home.

Born April 22, 1960, in Mesa, Ariz., he lived in Walnut Ridge most of his life. He was a truck driver before he became disabled, and later moved to Hoxie.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ross and Virginia Sowers Crum.

Survivors include his wife, Janet Burnside Crum; two sons, Ben Crum and Zach Crum and wife Julie; a daughter, Chasidy Colburn and husband Matthew; two sisters, Linda Summers and husband John David, and Vickie Henry and husband Ben; two brothers, John Crum and wife Karen, and Gale Crum and wife Henrietta; and six grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Thursday at 6 p.m. at the House-Gregg Funeral Home chapel.

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

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Shirley Lee Harris

Shirley Lee Daggett Harris, 77, of Vulcan, Mo., died March 7, 2016, at her home.

Born March 27, 1938, in Saffell, she was the daughter of John H. and Ophelia A. Perrin Daggett.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William "Jack" Harris; nine brothers; and a son-in-law, Rick Richmond.

Survivors include two daughters, Lynette Richmond, Vulcan, Mo., and Leslie Pollard and husband Jerry, Sappington, Mo.; a son, Stan Harris, Ferndale, Mich.; four grandchildren, Brandon, Chad, Ashley and Justin; and six great-grandchildren.

Graveside service is Friday at 10 a.m. at Ward Cemetery at Strawberry with Bro. Everette Hart officiating. House-Gregg Funeral Home of Lynn has charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Thursday from 3-8 p.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home in Lynn.

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

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Andrea JoAnne Hernandez

Andrea JoAnne "Anne" Hernandez, 63, of Hoxie, died March 5, 2016, at her home.

She was born July 14, 1952, in South Dakota, she was the daughter of Franklin and Jeanette Rysdorp Gibbs. She lived most of her life in South Dakota, and graduated from the University of Arizona with an MIS, and earned a masters degree in ESL from North Dakota State University. She was a member of the Faith of the Apostles Church.

Survivors include two sons, Joshua Hernandez and wife Rebekah, Black Rock, and Caleb Hernandez, Denver; two sisters, Patricia Knox, Texas, and Barb Wilson, Ohio; a brother, Jeff Gibbs, Canada; and three grandsons, Zechariah, Caleb and Samuel Hernandez.

Funeral was Tuesday at 4 p.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home with Bros. David Morse and Forest Farmer officiating. Burial was in Powhatan Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Justin Gott, David Hoffman, Clifford Farmer, John Jackson, Vernon Hoffman III and Farai Musariri.

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

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Carl Dean Herring

Carl Dean Herring, 79, of Portia, died March 1, 2016, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro.

Born June 7, 1936, in Newport, he was the son of William and Bessie Rutledge Herring. He lived most of his life in Portia as a farmer, and working in a cotton gin and managing cattle. He had served on the Portia City Council and was a member of the Lawrence County Coon Club. He was of the Church of Christ belief.

He was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Frances Dobbs Herring, whom he married Sept. 23, 1954; a son, Lester Herring and wife Linda, Ravenden; six daughters, Carleen Skinner, Mary Storms and husband Junior, both of Walnut Ridge, Laverne Rainwater and husband Stanley, O'Kean, Cheryl Herring, Jonesboro, Cynthia Milburn and husband Todd, Paragould, and Brenda Jones and husband Ricky, Holly, Texas; two brothers, A.C. Herring and Howard Herring and wife Melba, both of Walnut Ridge; a sister, Loraine Blankenship, Deloge, Md.; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Friday at 10 a.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home with Tommy Boles officiating. Burial was in Strangers Home Cemetery.

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

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Willene Hicks

Willene Hicks, 91, of Sterling, Ill., died Feb. 29, 2016, at Parkway Center in Sterling.

Born Dec. 6, 1924, in Walnut Ridge, she was the daughter of William and Willie Barnor Townsley. She worked as a nurses' aide at Community General Hospital, and was a member of Rock River Christian Center in Rock Falls, Ill.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Clarence Brown, on Dec. 18, 1985, whom she married Aug. 9, 1941, in Walnut Ridge; her second husband, Robert Hicks, on Feb. 7, 1994, whom she married April 29, 1989, in Rock Falls; two sons; an infant daughter; and three brothers.

Survivors include two daughters, Betty Sorensen, Mount Morris, Ill., and Peggy Shockley and husband Barney, Salem, Ky.; two sisters, Irene Barton and husband Eligh, Sterling, Ill., and Mary Stewart, Las Vegas; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Saturday at 11 a.m. at Rock River Christian Center in Rock Falls, Ill., with Rev. Brian Vickers officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery in Sterling, Ill.

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

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Bobby Gene Midgett

Bobby Gene Midgett, 54, of Portia, died March 7, 2016, at his home.

Born March 3, 1962, in Pocahontas, he was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his father, Delmer Gene Midgett.

Survivors include his wife, Laurie Midgett; three sons, Christopher Taft, Clover Bend, James Maupin, Arrington, Tenn., and Jesse Maupin and wife Jennifer, Paragould; his mother, Barbara Lindley Midgett, Hardy; a brother, Edward Midgett, Clover Bend; a sister, Jeannie Catron, Hardy; and 10 grandchildren.

A private service will be under the direction of Faith Funeral Service of Manila. Donations may be made toward the cost of the service.

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

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Larry Morris

Larry Wayne Morris, 82, of Walnut Ridge, died March 1, 2016, at his home.

Born March 6, 1933, in Walnut Ridge, he was the son of Jasper Luther and Dovey Owens Morris. He worked for Craine for many years, and retired from Monroe in Paragould.

He was preceded in death by five brothers; five sisters; and a grandson, "Little" Rick Morris.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Ann Ball Morris; four sons, Bill Morris, Rick Morris, Ted Turner and wife Jackie, and Scott Turner and wife Leila; four daughters, Margaret Eurton and husband Tony, Mary Clark and husband Jim, Melinda Dawson and husband Paul, and Angela Wilmoth and husband Talon; 22 grandchildren, Jerry, Eric and Jason Hoffman; Stephanie, Kirsten and Mark Morris; Amber, Casey and Marcus Clark; Josh and Hannah Morris; Nick and Matt Dawson; Madison, Dalton and Lilly Wilmoth; Dustin, Shane, Jessica, Megan, Melia and Meredith Turner; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Friday at 1 p.m. at Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home in Jonesboro with Tom Lamb officiating. Burial was in Old Military Cemetery at Sedgwick.

Pallbearers were Jeremy Irvin, Ron Cooper, Paul Craig, Greg Dorton, Bryan Dunaway and Harold Thetford. Honorary pallbearers were Dalton Wilmoth, Nick Dawson, Matt Dawson, Jerry Wayne Hoffman, Josh Morris, Shane Turner and Marcus Clark.

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

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Alvie A. Stogsdill

Alvie A. Stogsdill, 96, of Imboden, died March 7, 2016, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Born Sept. 9, 1919, in Powhatan, he was the son of Forrest Albert and Bertha Jane Garrett Stogsdill. He was veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving over 20 years. He was a member of the 12th Bombardment Group, 81st Squadron, and was a B-29 aerial gunner for 72 combat missions. He served in North Africa, Sicily, Italy and Naples-Foggia. He received Good Conduct Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge, AF Service Ribbon, EAME Service Ribbon and Four Bronze Service Stars and the Distinguished Flying Cross.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Gertrude Elizabeth Berger Stogsdill, on May 31, 2002, whom he married Nov. 28, 1948; and three brothers, T.C., William Jackson and Bud Stogsdill.

Survivors include a son, Christopher Stogsdill and wife Mary Ann, Westville, Okla.; two sisters, Elvena English, Pocahontas, and Carmeta Bagwell, Imboden; a brother, Tom Stogsdill and wife Irma, Jefferson City, Mo.; two granddaughters, Shelley England and Hillary Boling; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral is today at 10 a.m. at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Father Steven Mallanga officiating. Burial with full military honors will be in Hope Cemetery at Imboden. Bryan Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

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

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