June 8, 2016 EditionAlso in this issue...
Sam and Brooke Midkiff of Branson have announced the birth of their first child, a son, born April 26, 2016, at Cox Medical Center in Branson.
The baby weighed six pounds, 15 ounces, and has been named Evan Samuel Midkiff.
Grandparents are Phillip and Diane Midkiff of Hoxie and Russell and Susan Lemon of Southside.
Great-grandparents are Alice Walter of Hoxie and the late Bert Walter, the late J. T. and Charlena Midkiff of Walnut Ridge, Mona Hayes of Batesville, the late Roger Moody and the late Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Lemon of Marcella.
Freddie Jo White, 73 of Walnut Ridge, born April 8, 1943, transitioned from this life on June 2, 2016, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro.
Those awaiting her arrival were daughter, Tina E Young; brothers, William A.J. Shockley, Ralph Johnson, Paul D. Johnson, Manuel (Tody) Johnson and Jerry Johnson; and sisters, Helen L. Brown and Ella M White.
She is survived by her husband, Carl J. White and son, Byron A. Cleveland, of the home; daughters, Juanita D Baggett, Jonesboro, Judith B. Whitaker, Conway, and Theresa G. Clayborn, Jonesboro; stepdaughters, Kim Johnson and Carolyn Outlaw; grandchildren, Ryan A. Mansker, Derek D. Johnson, K.J. D. Baggett, and Nikholas J. Baggett; a great-grandchild, Kiotti D Johnson; special nieces, Linda S White, Joyce Taggart, Paula Johnson, Karen Johnson, Debra Dailey and Marsha Kroeger; nephews, Preston Shockley and Bill Brown; brothers-in-law, Charles L. White, Little Rock, and Harold R. White, Walnut Ridge; sister-in-law, Glenda (Perry) Brown, Milwaukee; and a special friend and caregiver, Georgia Ann McClain, Walnut Ridge.
She was a member of First Baptist Church in Walnut Ridge, where she remained a faithful and dedicated servant. She was a church mother, choir director and program committee member. She was a homemaker until she obtained a cosmetology license from Black River Cosmetology School in Pocahontas. She and her beloved daughter, Tina, were co-owners and operators of Freddie & Tina's Beauty Palace.
Even though she was retired, she always passed along her knowledge of teaching others the beauty of caring for children, the beauty of cooking, the beauty of encouragement and the beauty of loving her family and friends. She was the peacemaker of the family, as well as a blessing. She leaves many to celebrate her life and precious memories, especially her family. We will miss you, my wife, my mother, my auntie, my grandma, my mee-maw, my sister-in-law, my cousin and my friend.
The visitation will be held Friday from 5-8 p.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home. Funeral will be Saturday at 1 p.m.
An online guestbook is available at www.housegreggfh.com.
Carlos Wesley Shaw, 79, of Barstow, Texas, formerly of Lawrence County, died May 21, 2016, at his home.
Born Sept. 5, 1936, in Pocahontas, he was the son of Aaron and Bernice Smith Shaw.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Rita Gail Gomes; two sisters; and five brothers.
Survivors include his wife, Earnestine Shaw; two sons, Kenneth Shaw, Fort Stockton, Texas, and Darrell Shaw, Tomball, Texas; a daughter, Carla Scull, Jacksonville, N.C.; two sisters, Jana McHorse and Bonnie Shepard, both of Pecos, Texas; three brothers, Ronnie Shaw, Pecos, Texas, Jimmy Shaw, Blytheville, and Herman Shaw, Walnut Ridge; three stepdaughters; three stepsons; 15 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Masonic graveside service was Wednesday, May 25, at Barstow Cemetery. Pecos Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
An online guestbook is available at www.pecosfuneralhome.com.
John A. McCarroll, 87, died June 1, 2016, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Born Oct. 31, 1928, in Black Rock, he was the son of John E. and Vergie Mary Ward McCarroll. He lived in Black Rock his entire life, except from 1943 to 1945, when his family moved to Detroit, where his father worked in a defense plant. He was a retired cattle farmer and a genealogist.
He was preceded in death by four siblings, Lorene McCarroll Gibbens, Jessie McCarroll Laird, Vernon McCarroll and Gustavia McCarroll Davis.
Survivors include four nephews, Don Laird, St. Louis, C.V. McCarroll, Black Rock, Jerry Gibbens, Walnut Ridge, and David Davis, Denton community; and three nieces, Shirley Hester and Bonnie Cullen, both of Bono, and Betty Devault, Bland, Mo.
Graveside service was Saturday at 2 p.m. at Oak Forest Cemetery in Black Rock, with David Davis and Jerry Gibbens officiating. Faith Funeral Service of Manila had charge of arrangements.
Nephews and nieces served as pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to Williams Baptist College.
An online guestbook is available at www.faithfuneralservice.net.
Diane Denney Henson, 63, of Paragould, formerly of Lawrence County, died June 4, 2016, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.
Born Feb. 1, 1953, in Jonesboro, she was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ronnie Denney; her parents, Glen and Opal Hilburn Gibson; grandparents, Clara and Pat Ragan; a grandson, Andrew Hayes; three brothers and a sister.
Survivors include two sons, Randall Denney, Paragould, and David Denney, Jonesboro; a daughter, Diane Hayes, Paragould; a sister, Debra Owens, Buffalo, Minn.; and four grandchildren, Austin Hayes, Alexis Hayes, Jordan Denney and T.J. Wright.
Graveside service is Friday at 3 p.m. at Oak Forest Cemetery in Black Rock with Bro. Harold Russell officiating. Bryan Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation is Friday from 1:30 until 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
An online guestbook is available at www.bryanfh.com.
Loretta Kay Dulaney, 68, of Powhatan, passed from this life Thursday, June 2, 2016.
Born March 10, 1948, in Portia, to Burel & Bessie (Ervin) Smith, Mrs. Dulaney was a member of the Assembly of God Church, and a lifetime resident of Lawrence County.
On Nov. 24, 1967, she married Larry Dulaney. They had two children. She obtained her Master's Degree in Education and taught at Black Rock, Hoxie, and The Imboden Area Charter School for 35 years before retiring.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and a sister, Sue Dry.
Mrs. Dulaney is survived by her husband, Larry Dulaney, of the home; a son, Larry "Skip" Dulaney of Forrest City; a daughter, Ashlee (Dulaney) Waleszonia and husband Jody of Jonesboro; a sister, Wanda Dunlap and husband Sammy, of Portia; grandchildren, Dylan Dulaney and wife Gabby, Kyler Dulaney, Karlee Mullen, Joseph Waleszonia and Jacob Waleszonia; a great-grandson, Jace Dulaney; nieces, Lesa Brewer and Pashia Ridge; and nephews, Terry Dunlap and Eric Dry.
Funeral was Monday at 11 a.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home with pastor Steve Alexander officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery at Walcott.
Pallbearers were Cager Ridge, Gary Don Wise, Greg Wise, Johnny Brewer, Shay Brewer and Terry Dunlap.
An online guestbook is available at www.housegreggfh.com.
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