August 17, 2016 Edition

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Lovelady ~ Howard


Rod Faulkner Bro. Waymon Holt Annie Geneva Lasiter
Rosemary Lerch Tony Owens Harmon Preston Rhine


Lovelady ~ Howard

Chelsey Howard and Jake Lovelady, both of Lynn, exchanged vows on Aug. 10, 2016, in a private ceremony officiated by Bro. Jeff Neeley.

The bride is the daughter of Robert and Tracy Howard of Lynn. Chelsey is the granddaughter of Linda Hoggard of Strawberry and the late Jerry Hoggard and Betty Howard of Lynn and the late Gerald Howard.

The groom is the son of Michael Lovelady of Smithville and Rhonda Harper of Lynn. Jake is the grandson of Bobby Lovelady of Walnut Ridge and the late Sue Lovelady and Bobby Christopher of Lynn and the late Joan Christopher.

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Rod Faulkner

Connie "Rod" Faulkner, 71, of Light, died Aug. 14, 2016, at his home.

He was the store manager at Baker Implement Co. and was a member of Light Baptist Church. He loved bird watching and watching St. Louis Cardinal baseball.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte Faulkner; and his parents, Lester and Viva Faulkner.

Survivors include a son, Steve Faulkner and wife Dana, Paragould; a daughter, Kelle Boozer and husband Craig, Paragould; a sister, Reda Orick and husband Jerry, Paragould; a brother, Star Faulkner and wife Linda, Paragould; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Visitation is Thursday from 10-11:30 a.m. at Heath Funeral Home in Paragould. A graveside service will begin at noon at Shiloh Cemetery. The procession will leave the funeral home at 11:45 a.m.

Memorials may be made to Light Baptist Church, c/o David Pratt, 16769 Highway 412, Light, AR 72439.

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Bro. Waymon Donald Holt

Bro. Waymon Donald Holt, 85, died Aug. 2, 2016, in Walnut Ridge.

Born Jan. 27, 1931, he was the son of H.W. and Florence Hawkins Holt. He lived most of his life in the Milligan Ridge community, where he pastored the Milligan Ridge Missionary Baptist Church for over 50 years.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Christene White Holt; a grandson, Jake Holt; and 14 brothers and sisters.

Survivors include two sons, Ronald Holt, Caraway, and Donald Holt, Jonesboro; a sister, Ludie Lewis, Dexter, Mo.; four grandchildren, Jared, Kailey, Adam and D.J. Holt; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Friday, Aug. 5, at 10 a.m. at Emerson Funeral Home in Jonesboro with Jerry Jolly and Hershel Conley officiating. Burial was in Providence Cemetery at Lafe.

Pallbearers were Michael Minton, Floyd Winstead, Kent Gipson, Jerry Dorton, Mike Carter and Billy Barker.

Memorials may be made to Milligan Ridge Baptist Church, c/o Bobby Barker, 798 MCR 49, Manila, AR 72442.

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Annie Geneva Lasiter

Annie Geneva Lasiter, 86, of Walnut Ridge, died Aug. 11, 2016, at her home.

Born June 30, 1930, in Lepanto, she was the daughter of Morgan and Grethel Turbeyville Thompson. She was a homemaker and was of the Church of Christ belief.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hal Lasiter Sr., whom she married Dec. 27, 1944, in Walnut Ridge; twin infant sons; three sisters, Mordelle, Morzelle and Margaret; and a great-grandchild, Ruger Lasiter.

Survivors include four sons, Hal Lasiter and Everett Lasiter, both of Oklahoma, Jeff Lasiter, Walnut Ridge, and John Lasiter, Batesville; 19 grandchildren, Jonathan, Craig, Cameron, Keri, Mychal, David, Connie, Doris, Jean, Mic, Somer, Autumn, Carolinas, Xayne, Chelsea, Kendra, Chase, Cody, and Skyla; and 29 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Saturday at 10 a.m. at Cox Funeral Home. Burial was in Lawrence Memorial Park.

Grandsons served as pallbearers. Sons served as honorary pallbearers.

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Rosemary Lerch

Rosemary Lerch, 64, of Ravenden Springs, died Aug. 9, 2016, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Born May 23, 1952, in Illinois, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Mary Hendrickson.

Survivors include her husband, Rusty Lerch; two sons, James McDonald, Missouri, and Gerald McDonald, Rhode Island; a daughter, Mary McDonald, Pennsylvania; a brother; a sister; and two grandchildren.

She was cremated. McNabb Funeral Home of Pocahontas had charge of arrangements.

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Tony Owens

Tony Louise Owens, 58, of Swifton, died Aug. 7, 2016.

Born May 15, 1958, in Walnut Ridge, he was the son of Troy and Faye Owens.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Jennie Sue Mercer; and a brother, Donnie Owens.

Survivors include a daughter, Amy Thomas, Jonesboro; five brothers, J.W. Owens and wife Connie and Scotty Owens, all of Hoxie, Troy Owens Sr. and wife Johnnie Ruth, Swifton, Brad Owens and wife Barbara, Bono, and Terry Owens and wife Marie, Alicia; three sisters, Betty Lee, Walnut Ridge, Bobbi Marchinkewicz, Grand Rapids, Mich., and Alice Owens, Pocahontas; and lifelong friends, Wayne Morris and family Debbie and Ciera, all of Swifton.

A memorial service was held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the New Hope Community Church in Swifton with Bro. Troy Owens Jr. officiating. Private burial will be in Strangers Home Cemetery under the direction of Faith Funeral Service of Manila.

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Harmon Preston Rhine

Harmon Preston Rhine, 75, of Walnut Ridge, died Aug. 14, 2016, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House.

Born Aug. 15, 1940, in Cash, he was a welder and farmer most of his life. He was a member of the Independent Christian Assembly in Hoxie.

He was preceded in death by a son, Robert Rhine; his parents, Ed and Freeda Summers Rhine; and two brothers, John Rhine and Jack Rhine.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Bonnie Arnold Rhine, whom he married Dec. 30, 1959; a son, Jerry Wayne Rhine and wife Wendy, Walnut Ridge; two daughters, Freda Gray and husband James, Hoxie, and Debbie Morphis and husband Denny, Walnut Ridge; two brothers, Ed Rhine Jr., Cabot, and Rickey Rhine, Texas, seven sisters, Linda Briggs, Doris Crawford, Mary Crawford and Juanita Crawford, all of Texas, Barbara House, Oklahoma, Lucille Millsap, Jonesboro, and Dorothy Guthrie, Rose Bud; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Graveside service was Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Lawrence Memorial Park with Bro. Ed Gregory officiating. Bryan Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Smith, Brandon Rhine, Steve McQuay, Brian Rodriguez, Raymond Smith and Rick Hart. Honorary pallbearer was W.G. Douglas.

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