July 20, 2016 Edition

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Meadors ~ Harris


Kimberly Gale Blazer Rosa Faye Collins Cinda Haralson
Jerry Ray Jones Dollie Dean Oaks Virginia K. Tinsley
Cliff Webster Lora Wright


Meadors ~ Harris

Lindsay Beth Harris and Tyler Caleb Meadors exchanged vows on July 9, 2016, in Arkansas State University's Cooper Alumni Center in Jonesboro. Cecil Fuller of First Baptist Church in McCrory officiated.

Jane and Terry Harris of McCrory are the parents of the bride. She is the granddaughter of Peggy and Gene Harris of Colt and the late Nina and Louis James of McCrory.

Dianne and James Meadors III of Fort Smith are the parents of the bridegroom. He is the grandson of Ella Mae and the Rev. Jim Meadors of Fort Smith and the late Mary Lee and Ralph Jarrett of Walnut Ridge.

The ceremony was held outside among white Roman columns and arbors covered with white wisteria. Music was by pianist Tom Miley of McCrory. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a fit-and-flare gown of satin, lace and English net embellished with pearls, silver bugle beads and gold jewels. The bodice was sleeveless with a scoop neckline and the skirt extended to a cathedral-length train. She carried a free form clutch of cream and white roses and hydrangeas.

Kristin Wood of McCrory was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Ashley Roberson of Wynne, Caryn Mclanahan of Hickory Ridge, Ashley McMahan of Conway, Layne James of Monticello and Abbey Leonard and Elizabeth Smith, both of Jonesboro. Junior bridesmaid was Kennedy Meadors of Fort Smith, niece of the bridegroom.

Flower girls were Mia Meadors of Fort Smith, niece of the bridegroom, and Gracy Roberson and Rylee Jean Roberson, both of Wynne and cousins of the bride. Ring bearers were Oaks Meadors of Bay Village, nephew of the bridegroom, and Sy Roberson, also of Wynne, cousin of the bride.

The groom's honor attendants were his brothers: Trevor Meadors of Fort Smith and Cory Meadors of Bay Village. Groomsmen were Jared Wood of McCrory; Bryce Busby and Connor McAllister, both of Wynne; and Tel Britton, Cody White and Ryan Weir, all of Walnut Ridge.

A reception, also at the Alumni Center, followed the ceremony.

The bride attended ASU and is a graduate of the University of Arkansas School of Medical Sciences with a bachelor's degree in dental hygiene. She is a hygienist at Little Rock Family Dental.

The groom graduated from Arkansas Tech University at Russellville with a bachelor's degree in agriculture business. He has a master's in soil science from ASU, where he graduated summa cum laude. He is a Precision Ag consultant for Greenway Equipment in Des Arc.

The couple will make their home in Little Rock after a wedding trip to the Dominican Republic.

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Kimberly Gale Blazer

Kimberly Gale Blazer, 44, of Black Rock, died July 7, 2016, in Clover Bend.

Born Aug. 26, 1971, in Jonesboro, she was the daughter of Willie Blazer and Sandra Kay Hicks.

She was preceded in death by a son, Zach Harper; and her mother.

Survivors include two daughters, Ashlyn Wayland and Kortney Wayland, both of Walnut Ridge; a son, Zeb Harper, California; her father and stepmother, Willie and Evie Blazer, Alicia; two brothers, Jay Joslin and wife Courtney, Alicia, and Robert Lawson and wife Nedra, Gassville; two sisters, Ellie Shreeman, Alicia, and Kayleen Caviness and husband Willie, Everton; a grandmother, Doris Darris, Black Rock; a grandson, Zane Harper; an aunt, Charlotte Jackson, Hardy; and two uncles, Eugene Jackson and Frankie Jackson and wife Karen, all of Black Rock.

A visitation was held Thursday, July 14, at House-Gregg Funeral Home. Burial was private.

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

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Rosa Faye Collins

Rosa Faye Collins, 67, of Sidney, died July 17, 2016, at her home.

Born Feb. 20, 1949, at Fontaine, she attended Sidney Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Luther and Lydia Rightneour Collins; five brothers, Arthur Collins, Ira Collins, Gale Collins, Loyd Collins and Baby Collins; and two sisters, Cora Lee Smith and Laura Bell Marshall.

Survivors include two brothers, David Collins, Paragould, and Walter Collins, Warrenton, Mo.

Funeral is today at 11 a.m. at Qualls Funeral Home in Cave City with Lennie Finney officiating. Burial will be in Collins Cemetery near Wirth.

Pallbearers will be Gale Collins, Allen Collins, Robert Collins, Matt May, John May and Joe Collins. Honorary pallbearers will be Tim Collins and Johnny Collins.

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

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

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Cinda Haralson

Cinda Gatewood Haralson, 56, died July 14, 2016.

Born in Hoxie, she was the daughter of James E. and Marie Gatewood.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Cecil E. Gatewood; and her grandparents, James E. and Stella Irene Gatewood and William and Stella Mae.

Survivors include her husband, Herman Haralson; two daughters, Cynthia Harris and husband James, and Jamie Schweitzer and husband Josh; a sister, Teresa Garrison and husband Donnie; James H. Gatewood and Terry Gatewood; and seven grandchildren, Curtis Reeves, Austin Harris, Noah Harris, Halia Reeves, Sklar McKinnon, Abigail Schweitzer and Hailey Schweitzer.

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Jerry Ray Jones

Jerry Ray Jones, 73, of Tuckerman, died July 12, 2016.

Born Sept. 26, 1942, in Swifton he was raised by his grandparents, Marion and Emma Jones, who preceded him in death. He worked in construction as a crane operator for many years and was a member of First Baptist Church in Tuckerman. He loved fishing and working in the yard.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Connie Darlene Jones; his parents, Gus Jones and Wanda Lee Crawford Jones; and a half-sister, Loretta Jones Seanard.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Mary Francine Williams Jones; a son, Jerry Lee Jones and wife Cindy, Tuckerman; a daughter, Mary Ellen Jones Obanion and husband Jimmy, Tuckerman; a half-brother, Roy "Junior" Jones, Ash Flat; a sister, Shirley May Wilson and husband Woodrow, Swifton; four grandchildren, Amanda Reeves, Derek Jones, Sarah Obanion and Alexandria Obanion; and three great-grandchildren.

Graveside service was Saturday at 10 a.m. at Gracelawn Cemetery with Bro. David Burgess officiating. Jackson's Newport Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Jerry Burgess, J.R. Moody, Brandon Holland, Mark Ellis, Richard Hembrey and Michael Holland. Honorary pallbearers were Bob Penix, Doyle Riley and Dale Baughn.

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

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Dollie Dean Oaks

Dollie Dean "Seggie" Brown Oaks, 70, of Hoxie, was born in Mt Vernon, Ala., on Nov. 29, 1945, to the late Wilford Brown and Carrie Lee Malone. She was the youngest of four children. She was raised by her maternal grandmother, the late Elizabeth Moss in Russellville, Ala. She departed to her Heavenly home on July 10, 2016, in Deland, Fla., while visiting with her children.

She attended Reed Town High School in Russellville, Ala. Throughout the years, she worked several factory jobs such as Brown's Shoes in Pocahontas, John Deere in Rock Island, Ill., and Skil in Walnut Ridge. She then retired in 2012, where she last worked at Lawrence Hall as a CNA. She loved her job and the patients there just as much as she loved her family.

She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Walnut Ridge. In addition, she was an inactive member of Eastern Star Order of Eliza Murphy Chapter 395.

The things she treasured the most were going from yard sale to yard sale, spending time with her family and her volunteer work at Shepherd's Care in Walnut Ridge.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother; Wilford Lee Brown; and sister; Laura Brown.

She leaves to cherish her memories: one son, Michael James of Orlando, Fla.; two daughters, Debora (Michael) McGee, and Sylvia/Pepper (Roger) McGee, both of Orlando, Fla.; one brother, Perry Brown; three sisters-in-law, Glenda Brown, Pat Sweat and Dianne Edmondson; five grandchildren, Jazmine Swift, Teon McGee, Juztin Galbreath, Bryce McGee and Amartae James; and one great-grand-daughter, whom she cherished dearly, Jaziah Swift; a goddaughter she held close to her heart, Stephanie Sweat; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A celebration of her life will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home with pastor Larry Alexander officiating.

Visitation will be Friday from 6-8 p.m.

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


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Virginia K. Tinsley

Virginia Katherine Tinsley, 93, of the Lauratown community, died July 13, 2016, at her home.

Born Feb. 19, 1923, in Minturn, she was the daughter of Charles M. and Nona Bennett Perry. She was a homemaker and a member of the Hopewell Assembly of God Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Taylor Tinsley, on Sept. 27, 2005, whom she married Jan. 19, 1941; a daughter, Nona Faye Van Dusen; four brothers, James Nathan Perry, Marshall Gene "Doc" Perry, Bill Lee Perry and Jack Perry; and eight sisters, Alice Marie Perry, Mildred May Perry, Ermalee Perry, Mardell McCord, Vardell Perry, Pauline Perry, Charlene Perry and Hannah Mae Perry.

Survivors include a son, Roger Tinsley, Walnut Ridge; three daughters, Mary Hawkins and Pat Tinsley, both of Walnut Ridge, and Margie Starling, Lauratown; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Funeral was Saturday at 2 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Home with Bros. Charles Davis and Bob McMillon officiating. Burial was in Lawrence Memorial Park.

Grandsons served as pallbearers.

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

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Cliff Webster

Cliff Webster, 88, of Walnut Ridge died July 10, 2016, at his home, following a long battle with cancer.

Born Nov. 12, 1927, in Connals Point, he was the son of Jones and Grace Webster. He farmed his entire life and enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was a professional duck caller and loved the outdoors.

He was preceded in death by a son, Larry Webster; five brothers; and a sister.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Myrline Webster; five daughters, Rebecca Guerra, Hockley, Texas, Linda Bohannan and Dallas Dodd, both of Walnut Ridge, and Sheila Cable and Loriann Cassidy, both of Baltimore, Ohio; seven sons, Galen Webster, Houston, Bradley Webster, Magnolia, Texas, Barry Webster, Shepherd, Texas, Earl Webster and Robert Webster, both of Cash, Houston McLaughlin, Alicia, and Austin McLaughlin, Hoxie; a brother, Jessie Dunlap, Helena; 22 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside service was Thursday, July 14, at 11:30 a.m. at Johnson Cemetery with Rev. Rebecca LaPiro officiating. Emerson Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Galen Webster, Bradley Webster, Robert Webster, B.J. Myers, Mark Opperman and David Henson. Honorary pallbearers were Charles "Big C" Ellis, James "Cholo" Bryant, Anthony Scott, Christopher Scott and Eric Dodd.

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

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Lora Wright

Lora Jeneanne Wright, 50, of Walnut Ridge, died July 18, 2016, at her home.

Born June 28, 1966, in Manila, she was a cashier at a retail store.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Luther and Beulah Limmons Keith; a brother and a sister.

Survivors include a friend, Jimmy Collins, of the home; two sisters, Doris Beaty, Walnut Ridge, and Angela Imler and husband Tony, Lutz, Fla.; and a brother, Rickey Keith, Portia.

A memorial service will be announced later.

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

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