March 16, 2016 Edition

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Davis ~ Collier


James Bales Nellie Jump Peggy Sue Slatton
Sally Warner Carolyn Winfrey


Davis ~ Collier

Mackenzie Taylor Davis became the bride of Mathew Tyler Collier in a ceremony solemnized Sunday, March 6, 2016, at the old Randolph County Courthouse in Pocahontas.

The bride is the daughter of Leah Wise Davis of Pocahontas and Garett Davis of Paragould. She is the granddaughter of Rick and Debbie Wise of Pocahontas and Coni Davis and Bill and Sarah Davis, all of Walnut Ridge.

The bridegroom is the son of Chris and Judy Collier of Pocahontas. He is the grandson of Jerry and Glenda Gulley of Bono.

Minister Gerald Fears officiated the double-ring ceremony. Nuptial music was provided by Blaine Davis of Hoxie.

The bride was given in marriage by her father.

Katie Collier of Pocahontas served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Paige Ratliff of Conway, Candice Winebaugh of Pocahontas and Carissa Prater of Doniphan, Mo. Junior bridesmaid was Emoree Davis of Hoxie.

Flower girls were Aubrey Walker of Little Rock and Hadley Watson of Pocahontas.

Malcolm Ashlock of Imboden served as best man. Groomsmen were Jordan Story, Taylor McMullin and Derrick Kirby, all of Pocahontas.

Ring bearers were Jack Davis of Hoxie and Noah Watson of Pocahontas.

Drew Davis of Hoxie attended the bride's book.

A reception was hosted at the courthouse after the ceremony. Following the wedding, the couple resides in Pocahontas.

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James Bales

James "Butch" Bales, 67, of Jonesboro, died March 6, 2016, at his home.

Born Sept. 30, 1948, in Strawberry Plains, Tenn., he was the son of William Thomas Bales and Ruby Grace Beard.

He and his wife, Linda, owned a dairy farm in Lawrence County until they moved to Greene County in 1978. He was a self-employed truck driver and raised Quarter Horses.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Kay Blanchard Bales.

Survivors include a son, Jimmy Bales and wife Christi, Jonesboro; a daughter, Kristie Huffman and husband Joey, Jonesboro; a brother, Daniel Lee Bales and wife Nicki, Jefferson City, Tenn.; a sister, Barbara Anne Mitchell and husband Jack, Strawberry Plains, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Breann, Janell, Josh, Brandon, Brent and Ethan; and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Saturday at Higher Trails Cowboy Church in Paragould under the direction of Emerson Funeral Home. Private burial will be at a later date.

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Nellie Jump

Nellie Coffey Jump, 71, of Strawberry, died March 11, 2016, at White County Medical Center in Batesville.

Born July 18, 1944, in Forrest City, N.C., she lived most of her life in Joliet, Ill. She moved to Strawberry in 2007 and was a over-the-road truck driver.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe Marion and Carrie Robbins Coffey; four brothers; and three sisters.

Survivors include her husband, Edward Jump, whom she married Dec. 23, 1998; three daughters, Magdalena Merklin and husband Barry, Buckeye, Ariz., Tanya Pettit and husband John, Strawberry, and Peggy Sue Walls and husband Robert, Joliet, Ill.; a stepdaughter, Tiffany Yeager and husband Blair, Commerce City, Colo.; and a stepson, Jacob Jump, Westminster, Colo.

Graveside service is Thursday at 1 p.m. at Penn Cemetery at Strawberry with pastor Roger Randolph officiating. House-Gregg Funeral Home of Lynn has charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Thursday from 11 a.m. until noon at the funeral home in Lynn.

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Peggy Sue Slatton

Peggy Sue Slatton, 56, of Walnut Ridge, died March 10, 2016, in Memphis.

Born Nov. 28, 1959, in Evanston, Ill., she and her family moved to Hoxie, where she grew up. She graduated from Hoxie High School and attended Black River, where she received her Licensed Practical Nurse diploma. She worked as an emergency room nurse at Lawrence Memorial Hospital from 1979 to 2016.

She was preceded in death by a son, Jeremy Slatton; her father, Boyce Harold Dulaney; and a brother, Jimmy Dulaney.

Survivors include her husband of 33 years, Rick Slatton, whom she married Jan. 22, 1983; two sons, Michael Slatton and wife Larrissa and Nathan Slatton; a special niece who she raised, Malissa Howard and husband Randall, Hoxie; her mother, Jennie Eno Dulaney; two brothers, Boyce Dulaney and wife Diane, Black Rock, and Kenneth Dulaney and wife Glenda, Hoxie; and a sister, Patti Gray and husband Joe, Walnut Ridge.

Graveside service was Monday at Markham Cemetery, near Egypt, under the direction of House-Gregg Funeral Home.

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Sally Warner

Sally Nannette Warner, 62, of Walnut Ridge, died March 13, 2016, at her home.

Born May 29, 1953, in DeKalb, Ill., she lived most of her life in Walnut Ridge. She retired from Skil after 31 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Inez Vandesun Cook; a brother, Calvin Cook; and two sisters, Sue Ellen Vega and Anita Galindo.

Survivors include two sons, Jackie Darrell Warner II, Walnut Ridge, and Eugene Franklin Hankins, Tuckerman; a daughter, Inez Ellen Ward, Ozark Acres; a brother, Gary Arthur Cook, Sycamore, Ill.; and a sister, Patricia Marie Cook, San Diego.

No services are planned. House-Gregg Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

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Carolyn Winfrey

Carolyn Wooldridge Winfrey, 63, of Grubbs, died March 8, 2016.

Born Jan. 3, 1953, at Caraway, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Cleo Waters Wooldridge.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Bro. David Earl Winfrey, whom she married July 2, 1971, in Walnut Ridge. David had pastored several churches in Northeast Arkansas, including Oak Grove Free Will Baptist at Eaton and Arbor Grove Free Will Baptist.

Survivors include two sons, Scott Winfrey and wife Amy, Lowell, and Chris Winfrey and wife Sharleenia, Hoxie; a daughter, Pam Winfrey Emery and husband Jamie, Grubbs; two brothers, Wendell Wooldridge and David Wooldridge; three sisters, Mary Davis, Clara Magnin and Shirley Morgan; nine grandchildren, Zayne, Zoe, Kendra, Draven, Kara, Wyatt, Ethan, Owen and Sawyer; and her in-laws, Talmadge "O.D." and Estalene Winfrey.

Funeral was Saturday at 10 a.m. at Jackson's Newport Funeral Home with Bro. Andy Haskins officiating. Burial was in Ballew's Chapel Cemetery.

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