April 27, 2016 Edition

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Births

Lennox McKynlee Bradway Brison Everett Kincade

Weddings

Dunaway ~ Cameron

Obituaries

Elmer Millard Arnold Maggie Brown Christina Kent Buchanan
Aral Glenn Corbett Andrew James Corbett Sr. John William Ellis
Olen Mayo Foley Jim Gipson Martha Jane Harris
John Max Jones Thomas Glen Jones Candice Forrester Loggains

Births

Lennox McKynlee Bradway

Daniel and Heather Bradway of Jonesboro have announced the birth of a daughter, born March 27, 2016, at St. Bernards Birthcare Center in Jonesboro.

The baby weighed seven pounds, 12 ounces, and has been named Lennox McKynlee Bradway. She has an older brother, Jaxon, three.

Grandparents are Ken and Dena Bradway of Jonesboro and Darrell and Faye Pickney of Hoxie.

Great-grandfather is Bill Teague of Trumann.

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Brison Everett Kincade

Jace and Kari Kincade of Bono have announced the birth of a son, born April 6, 2016, at St. Bernards Birthcare Center.

The baby weighed six pounds, 13 ounces, and has been named Brison Everett Kincade.

Grandparents are Steve Kincade of Pocahontas, Leesha Kincade of Viola and Terry and Vicki Boothe of Walnut Ridge.

Great-grandparents are Mary Ann Kincade of Pocahontas and the late Willard Kincade, Barbara Brison Painter of Viola and the late Fredis Painter, Glenn Everett and Edna Boothe of Walnut Ridge and Gail Riggs Cole of Austin, Texas, and the late Tee Riggs.

Brison shares a birthday with his great-grandfather, the late Henan Boothe.

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Weddings

Dunaway ~ Cameron

Les and Lisa Dunaway of Ash Flat have announced the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Shelby Nicole Dunaway, to Michael Jason Cameron, son of Debbie Cameron and Mike and Betsy Cameron, all of Imboden.

The bride-elect holds a bachelor's degree in psychology and is currently enrolled in the radiology program at Arkansas State University. She is employed by Pill Box Pharmacy at Highland.

The prospective bridegroom is employed as a journeyman electrician for MMR Construction Company, owns a cattle operation and is co-owner of J & J Carwash at Imboden.

The couple will be married Saturday, May 14, at 4 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Annieville. All friends and family are invited to the ceremony and reception to follow at the church.

The couple plan to make their home in the Annieville community, south of Imboden.

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Obituaries

Elmer Millard Arnold

Elmer Millard Arnold, 89, of Cherry Valley, Ill., died April 14, 2016.

Born Feb. 4, 1927, in the Denton community, he was the son of Johnie and Elsie Williams Arnold. He graduated from Black Rock High School in 1945. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from April 1946 to Sept. 1947, and was retired from Dean Food Company.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Marian Arnold, on April 7, 2016.

Survivors include four children, Allen Arnold and wife Shelley, Sierra Vista, Ariz., Dian Arnold and Gisele Worley, both of Benson, Ariz.; and Greg Arnold and wife Ann, Tucson, Ariz.; two step-daughters, Kay Reiff and husband Dick, Calidonia, Ill., and Barb Neville and husband Mike, Rockford, Ill.; a sister, Vetria Rexroad, Brodhead, Wis.; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services and burial were Friday in Rockford, Ill.

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Maggie Brown

Maggie Brown, 66, of Nelsonville, died April 24, 2016, at a Batesville hospital.

Born Oct. 8, 1949, at Tensas Parish, La., she was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Elzie and Geneva Albert Jiles.

Survivors include her husband, Myron Brown; three sons, George Brown and wife Rachel, Jacksonport, Wayne Brown and wife Heidi, Nelsonville, and Marvin Brown and wife Paige, Newark; a daughter, Geneva Hall and husband Scott, Rye, Colo.; two brothers, Wade Jiles, Pollock, La., and Layton Jiles, Vidalia, La.; three sisters, Jean Prather and Vonda Linder, both of Vidalia, La., and Mateline Chandler, Jonesville, La.; 13 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Funeral is Thursday at 10 a.m. at Qualls Funeral Home in Cave City with Bro. Ray Fuller officiating. Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery at Strawberry.

Pallbearers will be Marcus Hembrey, Jared Russell, Colby Gregory, John Blazer, Robert Arnold and John Eddington. Honorary pallbearers will be Carl Shelley, Kenneth Coats, Ronald Brown, Lester Betts and Ernie Jewel.

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

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Christina Kent Buchanan

Christina Kent Buchanan, 32, of Lynn, passed away on April 20, 2016, at UAMS in Little Rock due to injuries sustained from a vehicle accident.

Christina was born on July 31, 1983, in Jonesboro, to Eddie and Sherry Golden Kent. Christina lived most of her life in the Smithville community, where she was a member of the Lynn High School Class of 2001. Christina was a hard-working, loving mother of three children, and she loved being with her family. The love she had shown for her family is going to be truly missed but never forgotten.

She was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, James and Lois Golden; paternal grandparents, Darris and Leona Kent and James C. Rose and Beatrice Coffey; and her husband, Josh Buchanan.

Christina is survived by her two sons, Shelby Biffle of Russellville, and Isaac Thomas; one daughter, Novalene Kent; her mother, Sherry Tomey and husband Curtis, all of the Lynn area; her fathers, Eddie Kent of Jackson, Mo., and Gary Rose of Jonesboro; two brothers, Eric Kent and Seth Rose of Jonesboro; two sisters, Amanda Walker and husband Josh of Strawberry and Josie Rose of Jonesboro; one niece, Braxtyn Walker of Strawberry; two nephews, Zaiden and Zachary Kent both of Jonesboro; and a host of other family and friends.

Funeral is Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Lynn Church of Christ with Tommy Newman and Carter Grindstaff officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery at Smithville. Emerson Funeral Home of Jonesboro has charge of arrangements.

Visitation is today from 5-7 p.m. at Emerson Funeral Home. A second visitation will take place Thursday from 10 a.m. until time of the service at the Lynn Church of Christ.

Pallbearers will be Phillip Terry, Ted Hopkins, Danny Rose, Alan Morgan, Chris Pena and Tony Ray.

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

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Aral Glenn Corbett

Aral Glenn Corbett, 102, of Walnut Ridge, died April 21, 2016.

Born June 13, 1913, at Black Rock, he was the son of Marion Aral and Myrtle Howard Corbett. After graduating from Walnut Ridge High School in 1933, he started his farming career in the Old Walnut Ridge and Duvall areas. He then farmed south of Hoxie and in the Sedgwick area until 1982. In 1992, he began a second career involving rental property in Walnut Ridge and Hoxie. He managed several rental houses until 2013.

He served in the National Guard during World War II. He was an ordained deacon of Hoxie and Sedgwick Baptist churches, and most recently was an active member of Walnut Ridge First Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Marion, Herbert and Lundy Corbett.

Survivors include his wife of 78 years, Snoda Perry Corbett; five children, Glendola Worlow and husband John, Walnut Ridge, David Aral Corbett and wife Carla, Lexington, S.C., Charles Howard Corbett and wife Beth, Loganville, Ga., Ronald Perry Corbett and wife Bunny, Jonesboro, and Daniel Joseph Corbett and wife Vicki, Thibodaux, La.; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

A celebration of his life was held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Home with Bro. Jake Guenrich, Tom Lamb and Chris Thompson officiating. Burial was in Lawrence Memorial Park.

Pallbearers were Joe Glenn Worlow, Josh Wiggins, Mike Worlow, Mary Corbett, Joe Hammond and George Berger.

Memorials may be made to Walnut Ridge First Baptist Church or the charity of the donor's choice.

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

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Andrew James Corbett Sr.

Andrew James Corbett Sr., 71, of Black Rock, died April 21, 2016, in Jonesboro.

Born March 29, 1945, in Washington, D.C., he lived in Virginia, Memphis and Black Rock while growing up, and was a 1963 graduate of Black Rock High School. He served as chief of police in Black Rock in the late 1960s and was a member of First Baptist Church in Black Rock.

He lived in Memphis from the early 1970s until 2002. He retired after 25 years as lieutenant in the Memphis Police Department. He was a member of the Memphis Sail & Power Squadron, a flotilla commander in the Auxiliary Coast Guard and a member of the Lyon's Club. He relocated to Black Rock after his retirement.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Thelma Smith Corbett; and two grandchildren, Andrew Corbett and Joseph Corbett.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Corbett; two sons, James Corbett and wife Terri, Cordova, Tenn., and Joe Corbett and wife Michelle, Atoka, Tenn.; and five grandchildren.

Graveside service was Sunday at 2 p.m. at Oak Forest Cemetery in Black Rock with Everett Hart officiating. House-Gregg Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

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

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John William Ellis

John William "Billy" Ellis, 91, of Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at the Randolph Home Nursing Center in Pocahontas.

Billy was born April 14, 1925, in Peach Orchard, to Fred and Stella Staten Ellis. On Feb. 14, 1946, Billy married the love of his life, Zelma Maureen Wheeless. They were married for 70 years.

Billy spent most of his life farming. During his lifetime, he served the Lord as a Deacon at the Giles Spur Missionary Baptist Church. Billy was a 1944 graduate of Pocahontas High School.

Billy is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Zelma Maureen Wheeless Ellis; and a brother, Wayne Ellis.

Survivors include sons, Danny (Ruth Ann) Ellis, of Pocahontas, Dwight Ellis, of Pocahontas, and David (Linda) Ellis, of Walnut Ridge; brothers, Milton Ellis, of Gary, Ind., and Kenneth Ellis, of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; grandchildren, Kim Ellis, of Bono, Shelly Ellis, of Jonesboro, Judith (Steve) Walls, of Bono, Felissa (Kyle) Craig, of Walnut Ridge, Stacy Ellis, of Walnut Ridge, Philip (Melanie) Briner, of Walnut Ridge, and Michelle Brewer, of Jonesboro; great-grandchildren, Kolby Barnes, Allie Barnes, Jake Ellis, Nathan King, Natalie King, Ethan Walls, Derek Walls, Katelyn Ellis, Mattie Craig, Kylie Craig, KJ Craig, Wesley Ludwig, Laila Kreis, and Kaitlin (Eric) Hill.

Funeral was Friday at 2 p.m. at Fears Family Funeral Home in Pocahontas with Gerald Fears officiating. Burial was in the Masonic Cemetery.

Honored to serve as pallbearers were Donald Brunson, Kolby Barnes, Kim Ellis, Mike Ellis, Tony Barnes, Philip Briner and Craig Williams.

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

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Olen Mayo Foley

Olen Mayo Foley, 86, of Oklahoma City, died April 19, 2016.

Born Sept. 24, 1929, in Smithville, he was the son of Dan and Maude Foley. He was a customer service agent for TWA.

Survivors include his wife, Marilyn Foley; three sons, David Foley and wife Rozlyn, Dane Foley and wife Teresa, and Dean Foley and wife Kim; two daughters, Debbie Smith and husband Lee, and Diana Bowen and husband Randy; a sister, Oneida Bradley; 10 grandchildren, Regan Acton, Courtney Whalen, Colby Whalen, Joshua Smith, Amanda Smith, Dakota Foley, Christina Armstrong, Austin Foley, Lauren Foley and Jeromey Clayton; and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Saturday at 10 a.m. at Kingsview Free Will Baptist Church in Oklahoma City. Burial was in Moore Cemetery at Moore, Okla. John M. Ireland Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

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

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Jim Gipson

Jim Gipson, 80, went to be with his Savior on Wednesday, April 20, 2016.

He was born on Dec. 6, 1935, to Jack and Tillie Gipson. Jim married Linda Hawk on June 24, 1960. He lived and farmed for over 45 years in Lauratown. He loved to grow cotton and was one of the last cotton farmers in Lawrence County.

During this time, Jim was a board member and chairman of many farm related co-ops; Federal Land Bank of Pocahontas, North Central Arkansas and Farm Credit Bank of St. Louis. Jim was instrumental in forming what Farm Credit is today. He was a founding member of Farm Service, Inc.; and also served on the Southern Farmers Co-op in Little Rock. After retiring Jim and Linda moved to Jonesboro.

Jim is preceded in death by his son, Little Jimmy; his parents; and a brother, Jerry Gipson.

Jim, affectionately known as Big Jim, leaves behind many who will miss him dearly; his wife Linda of 56 years; children, Lisa (Mike) Holder of Paragould, Joette (Wink) Phillips of Lauratown, Heath (Terri) Gipson of Walnut Ridge, Jason Gipson of Forrest City, Anna (Dillon) Watkins of Austin, Texas; a brother, Jack Donald Gipson of Memphis; a sister, Carolyn Tranthum of Jonesboro; 16 grandchildren, Rachel (Jason) Boyd, Zachary and Patrick Holder, Rebekah (Matt) Garner, Michael, James, Sarah, Josiah and Daniel Phillips, Evan and Emma Gipson, Nolan, Luke and Matthew Ward, Evelyn and Evan Watkins; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral was Saturday, April 23, at 2 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Home with Bobby Shackelford officiating.

Honored to serve as pallbearers were Michael Phillips, James Phillips, Zachary Holder, Nolan Ward, Evan Gipson and Robin Gosha. Honorary Pallbearers were Luke Ward, Matthew Ward, Patrick Holder, Daniel Phillips, Josiah Phillips and Evan Watkins. Burial was in Lawrence Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro.

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

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Martha Jane Harris

Martha Jane Harris, 60, of Jonesboro, passed from this life on April 22, 2016, at her home.

She was born in Walnut Ridge on July 29, 1955, to the late Archable and Geneva Smith Frazier. Martha lived in Jonesboro for 15 years, after moving from Newport, and was a member of the Huntington Church. She worked as a certified nurse's aide in the surrounding areas, and was a former director of Battered Women's Shelter in Newport. She loved to rescue animals and loved to work in the garden.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Barbara Stephens; and a brother, Archie Frazier.

Survivors include her husband, Benny Harris; a daughter, Amanda Parker Wyatt, Jonesboro; a son, Robert Matthew Taylor and wife Jessica, Jonesboro; two brothers, Larry Frazier, Hoxie, and Johnny Frazier, Walnut Ridge; four sisters, Nancy Mabry, Jonesboro, and Peggy Tinsley, Patsy Bowley and Mary Liscomb, all of Hoxie; and a granddaughter, Sarah Madison Tate.

A celebration of her life will be held Saturday at 5 p.m. at the Huntington Church in Jonesboro with Bro. Guy Kochel officiating. Sky lanterns will be released following the service, in memory of Martha. Private burial will be under the direction of Emerson Funeral Home.

Visitation is Saturday from 4-5 p.m. at the church.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1205 S. Madison, Jonesboro, AR 72401.

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

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John Max Jones

Mr. John Max Jones of Harrisburg, formerly of Newport, departed this life in Jonesboro on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at the age of 83. He was born Nov. 11, 1932, in Walnut Ridge, the son of Claude and Rose (Buster) Jones.

Mr. Jones was a Korean War veteran, joining the Arkansas Army National Guard following his return, reaching the rank of E-8, Master Sergeant. He returned to Walnut Ridge, where he served as Chief of Police for 10 years. He then attended Arkansas State Police Academy and served the state of Arkansas as a trooper for 20 years, followed by 10 years as Newport Chief of Police. He retired after serving and protecting citizens for a total of 40 years. He was a 32nd Degree Mason with Masonic Lodge #191 F&AM of Newport, and a member of the County Line Church of Christ.

Mr. Jones was a talented musician, and was accomplished at the banjo, piano, violin and harmonica. He acted as an extra in several movies, including John Grisham's "The Firm." He was part of a group of men who proudly called themselves, "The Liar's Table of Turtle Creek Mall," gathering together every day to solve the world's problems and tell the biggest tales.

He was known for his willingness to help anyone, in any way, and at any time. He didn't have to be asked, he only had to see a need and he would immediately jump to action. Mr. Jones loved being on ready for any needs his grandchildren might have. He enjoyed watching his grandson, A.J., play sports, from tee ball to college ball and cherished time spent with his granddaughter, Lindley. Mr. Jones will be remembered as a man who gave life all he had to give.

Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his first wife, Jolene Worlow Jones; one son, John Paul Jones, on Nov. 20, 2015; and five siblings, Darrell Jones, Joe Jones, Mary Fawn Billingsley, George Jones, and Pat Mitchell.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Kathy (Cloud) Jones of Harrisburg; two stepdaughters, Kelley Jackson McCoy and husband Barney of Harrisburg; and Kasey Jackson Gehring and husband Zane of Jonesboro; cherished grandchildren, A.J. McCoy and Lindley Gehring; one brother, Bobby Jones and wife Ruth, of Long View, Texas; his sister-in-law, Virginia Jones of Jonesboro; several nieces, nephews, other family members, and a lifetime of friends.

Friends may visit at Jackson's Newport Funeral Home on Thursday, April 28, beginning at 11 a.m., with service to follow at 1 p.m. Interment will be at Lawrence Memorial Park.

Those honored to serve as pallbearers are Barney McCoy, Zane Gehring, Michael Scudder, Pat McGee, Steve Clark and David Stewart. Honorary pallbearers are Newport City Police, Arkansas State Police Officers, Newport Masonic Lodge #191 Members, and his friends at the Liar's Table of Turtle Creek Mall.

To light a memorial candle, leave a message of condolence, or view the guestbook, visit www.jacksonsfh.com.

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Thomas Glen Jones

Thomas Glen Jones, 79, of Walnut Ridge, died April 22, 2016, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

Born June 8, 1936, in Randolph County, he was the son of Charlie Levi and Edith Wilson Jones. He was a farmer for 28 years, and was also a former transportation director and bus driver for Walnut Ridge Schools.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles "Dub" Jones and Melvin Jones; four sisters, Wilma Higginbotham, Peggy Burnside, Brenda Stone and Debbie Courter; and a grandson, Stephen Thompson.

Survivors include his wife, Melba Rosselot Jones, whom he married Feb. 14, 1959; three daughters, Lorisa Parker and husband Dell, Jonesboro, Lana Thompson and husband Mitch, Helotes, Texas, and Lyne Hancock and husband Shane, Walnut Ridge; a son, Glendall Jones and wife Lisa, Pocahontas; four sisters, Reba Oren and Nina Kazzee, both of Pocahontas, and Pam Tate and Linda Parten, both of Paragould; and a brother, Russell (Sam) Jones, Rockford, Ill.

Funeral was Monday at 2 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Home with Bro. Paul Craig officiating. Burial was in Lawrence Memorial Park.

Pallbearers were William Sisco, Jeff Morris, Jarrod Brady, Greg Brady, Steve Collar, Rich Tate and Ross Rainwater.

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

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Candice Forrester Loggains

Candice Renee Forrester Loggains, 64, of Paragould, died April 22, 2016.

Born Feb. 4, 1952, in Jonesboro, she was a former CNA, and was a salesperson for Walmart and Belk's. She was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her father, Floyd Forrester.

Survivors include her mother, Christine Forrester, Paragould; a brother, Floyd Forrester and wife Judy, Pocahontas; an uncle, Buford Jones, Hot Springs Village; an aunt, Frances Jones, Pocahontas; a nephew, Jeff Forrester; and a great-niece, Addyson Forrester.

Graveside service was Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Randolph Memorial Gardens under the direction of Bryan Funeral Home.

Family and friends served as pallbearers.

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

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