June 15, 2016 Edition

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Berkley Saige Carley


Doyle ~ Morgan Highfield ~ Teel


J.C. Burks Brandon Eugene Dillard Joseph Brian Gray
John Hinshaw III James Dean Johnson David Dewayne King
Cheryl Lee Vankirk


Berkley Saige Carley

Thomas and Cheyanne Carley of Saffell have announced the birth of a daughter on June 4, 2016, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro.

The baby weighed seven pounds, 11 ounces, and has been named Berkley Saige Carley. She has an older sister, Finley Carley.

Grandparents are Tom Carley, Walter and Tammy Williams, Scott Maronde, Gina Anglin and David and Julie Flugrad.

She is the great-granddaughter of Luella Luther, Vicky Eddens, Danna Roberts, Bob Maronde and Louie and Wilma Bagwell.

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Doyle ~ Morgan

Mr. and Mrs. Billy R. Doyle of Powhatan announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Mary Miranda Doyle, to Trevor Richey Morgan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Wayne Morgan of Lynn.

Miranda is the granddaughter of Tim and Mary Nunnally and Van and Janice Doyle, all of Lynn. Trevor is the grandson of Rita Morgan of Lynn and the late Jerry Morgan and of the late Maynard and Bernice Richey of Strawberry.

Miranda is a 2010 graduate of the Hillcrest School District and is a 2014 graduate of Williams Baptist College with a degree in elementary (P-4) education. She is employed by the Hillcrest School District as an elementary teacher.

Trevor is a 2011 graduate of the Hillcrest School District. He is a self-employed row crop farmer-truck driver through his own business, Trevor Morgan Farms.

The wedding will be held on Saturday, July 2, at 6 p.m. at The Silos Barn in Bono. All family and friends are invited to attend.

Following the wedding, the two plan to reside in Lynn.

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Highfield ~ Teel

Eric and Lori Highfield of Smithville have announced the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Erica Highfield, to Alex Teel, son of Michael and Christy Teel of Hoxie.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mary Sharp of Smithville and the late Owen Sharp and Earl and Doris Highfield of Powhatan.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Gary and Evelyn Teel of Walnut Ridge.

The couple will exchange vows on July 2 at 6 p.m. at the home of Doris and Earl Highfield, located at 3333 Highway 25 in Powhatan. All family and friends are invited to the ceremony and reception to follow.

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J.C. Burks

J.C. Burks, 71, of Cave City, died May 25, 2016, at his home.

Born March 7, 1945, he worked for ConAgra Frozen Foods in Batesville for several years, and was a member of Fellowship Bible Church in Batesville.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Pearlie Eyvonne Adams Burks; his parents, James Emmitte and Minnie Lee Burks; a brother, Michael Burks; and a sister, Wilma Burks.

Survivors include a son, Jason Burks, Cave City; two daughters, Lisa Aaserud, Cave City, and Patty Albee, Maine; three brothers, Bob Burks, Lynn, Charles Burks, Jonesboro, and Warren Burks, Strawberry; a sister, Shirley Holmes, Lynn; and five grandchildren.

No services are planned. Qualls Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

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

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Brandon Eugene Dillard

Brandon Eugene Dillard, 26, of Hoxie, died June 9, 2016.

He was born April 3, 1990, in Jonesboro.

Survivors include his father, Garry Warren, Hoxie; his mother, Patricia Williams Warren, Hoxie; and a sister, Amanda Dillard, Waynesville, Mo.

Funeral is Friday at 1 p.m. at Fears Family Funeral Home in Pocahontas with Patrick Hobis officiating. Burial will be in Nelson Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Christopher Fairbanks, T.J. Williams, Joshua Williams, Brent Wagner and Michael Henson.

Visitation is Friday from noon until time of the service.

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

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Joseph Brian Gray

Joseph Brian Gray, 43, of Walnut Ridge, died June 12, 2016, in Jonesboro.

Born Aug. 13, 1972, in Colorado Springs, Colo., he was the son of Calvin Lee Gray Sr. and Katherine Lindley Gray.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Heidi Wade Gray; two daughters, Kristen Leann Gray and Emily Rose Gray, both of the home; his mother, Katherine Gray, Pocahontas; a sister, Angela Schnider, Walnut Ridge; two brothers, Gary Gray, Pocahontas, and Calvin Lee Gray Jr. and wife Amanda, Jonesboro; and his father and mother-in-law, Randy and Melody Wade, Walnut Ridge.

Funeral is Thursday at 3 p.m. at Gethsemane Baptist Church in Walnut Ridge with Derek Collins officiating. Private burial will be at Dry Creek Cemetery in Lynn under the direction of House-Gregg Funeral Home.

Visitation is Thursday from 1-3 p.m. at the church.

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

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John Hinshaw III

John Hinshaw III, 81, of Imboden, died June 7, 2016.

Born Jan. 26, 1935, in Frenchman’s Bayou, he was the son of Richard and Edna Irene Smith Hinshaw. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was awarded the National Defense Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal and Commendation Medal.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Carol Hinshaw; two infant sons; five brothers and a sister.

Survivors include two sons, John Hinshaw IV and wife Helen, Marshfield, Mo., and Jeff Hinshaw and wife Sherry, Mountain View, Mo.; a sibling, Dale McMasters, Bay; two grandchildren, John Hinshaw V and Stephanie Goodrich; and four great-grandchildren.

Graveside service was Sunday at Hope Cemetery in Imboden. McNabb Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

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

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James Dean Johnson

James Dean "Jim" Johnson, 79, of Walnut Ridge, died May 21, 2016, at his home.

Born March 12, 1937, in Tyronza, he was the son of Roy and Arizona Ashlock Johnson. He was a First Lieutenant in the National Guard and a retired truck driver.

He was preceded in death by a son, Jimmy Johnson.

Survivors include a son, Bruce Johnson, Indianapolis; a daughter, Brenda Parker, Lansing, Mich.; two brothers; a sister; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

A private service will be held at a later date. Bryan Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to New Life Children’s Orphanage, 50 Fourth St., Oil Trough, AR 72564 or The Children’s Shelter, 107 Benson Dr., Walnut Ridge, AR 72476.

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

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David Dewayne King

David Dewayne King, 60, of Trumann, died June 7, 2016, at his home.

Born March 20, 1956, in Pocahontas, he was a carpenter.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jack King.

Survivors include his wife, Marsha Diane Walker King, whom he married April 2, 2011; a son, Mark King and wife Jessica, Bono; a daughter, Christina Moody, Myrtle, Miss.; six brothers, Gary King, Dale King, Danny King, Troy King, Jay King and Jeff King; two sisters, Teresa Haff and Jannie Gray; a stepdaughter, Maesa Hibbs; five grandchildren, Haley Dean, Noah Moody, Madison King, Max Hibbs, Walker Hibbs; and a granddaughter on the way, Olivia King.

A memorial service was held Friday at 2 p.m. at Cox Funeral Home with Danny Russell officiating.

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

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Cheryl Lee Vankirk

Cheryl Lee Vankirk, 65, of Walnut Ridge, died June 8, 2016, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

Born March 5, 1951, in South Bend, Ind., she had lived in Cassopolis, Mich., Lake City and Alicia before moving into Lawrence Hall Nursing Center. She served Lawrence Hall in resident security and was crowned queen of the Lawrence Hall Beauty Pageant in 2014.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard Jay Vankirk, in 2005, whom she married Feb. 28, 1973; a daughter, Cheryl Lyn Vankirk; a son, Tim Vankirk; and her parents, Alfred and Virginia Higley.

Survivors include two sons, Steven Vankirk and wife Tammy, Tuckerman, and Chris Vankirk, Alicia; and two grandchildren, Violet Vankirk and Pete Vankirk.

Funeral was Monday at 1 p.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home. Burial was in Lake City Cemetery.

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

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