April 5, 2017 Edition

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Births

Brooks Daniel Stacy

Weddings

Whaley ~ Nunally

Obituaries

Melissa Faye Adams William Luke Atkinson Snoda Belle Corbett
Gordon Robert Dougan W.A. Gray Audrey Lenderman
Gene Shocklee Pamela Kay Whitlow

Births

Brooks Daniel Stacy

Mark and Hannah Stacy of Paragould have announced the adoption of their son, Brooks Daniel Stacy.

Brooks was born July 24, 2016, weighing six pounds, four ounces, and has resided with Mark and Hannah since birth.

He has one older brother, Alexander.

Grandparents are Margie Roach of Walnut Ridge and the late Daniel Roach, the late Terry White and Jim and Pam Pittman, all of Jonesboro.

Great-grandparents are Brooks and Pat Crossno of Walnut Ridge, Virginia Langston of Southaven, Miss., and the late Floyd Langston of Jonesboro.

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Weddings

Whaley ~ Nunally

Alan and Sarah Whaley of Clover Bend have announced the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Amanda Whaley, to Jay Nunally, son of Morris Jay and LaDonna Nunally of Black Rock.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Frances and Robin Whaley of Clover Bend and the late Herbert and Bobbie Knight of Walnut Ridge.

She is a 2011 Hoxie High School graduate and received a bachelor's degree in medical technology from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro in 2016. She is employed at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Bobbie and Wanda McDaniel and Dolores Nunally, all of Walnut Ridge, and Charlie Nunally of Black Rock.

He is a 2009 graduate of Black Rock High School and a 2014 graduate from Black River Technical College in Pocahontas with an associate's degree in business administration. He is employed at Walmart in Pocahontas as assistant manager.

The couple will exchange vows on Saturday, April 29, at the bride's family farm located in Clover Bend.

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Obituaries

Melissa Faye Adams

Melissa Faye Adams, 47, of Imboden, died March 16, 2017.

Born June 24, 1969, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Willie Sue McDuffa Adams.

Survivors include three sons, Andrew Adams, Imboden, Channing Haithcock, Vina, Ala., and Dallas Brooks, Hodges, Ala.; two brothers, Stanley Adams, Birmingham, Ala., and Gary Adams and wife DeAnna, Imboden; and a sister, Carolyn Gober, Jacksonville, Ala.

A memorial service was held Saturday at First Baptist Church in Imboden with Michael McCoy officiating. Fears Family Funeral Home of Pocahontas had charge of arrangements.

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

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William Luke Atkinson

William Luke Atkinson, 79, of Hoxie, died March 29, 2017, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

Born Aug. 12, 1937, in Lake City, he was the son of Claude and Millie Kingcade Atkinson. He was a truck driver for Land O' Frost and a member of Gethsemane Baptist Church in Walnut Ridge.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Cleatus "Skete" Atkinson.

Survivors include his wife, Eva Hollandsworth Atkinson, whom he married Oct. 28, 1956, in Rockford, Ill.; two daughters, Julie Hendrix and Linda Dorton and husband Bruce; a sister, Janette Atkinson Haber and husband Marvin, Sarasota, Fla.; four grandchildren, Brandon and Robert Adams, and Will and Natalie Hendrix; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Saturday at 10 a.m. at Cox Funeral Home with Derek Collins officiating. Burial was in Stangers Home Cemetery near Alicia.

Pallbearers were Brandon Adams, Robert Adams, Will Hendrix, Eason Adams, Fred Herring and Dewayne Barker.

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

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Snoda Belle Corbett

Snoda Belle Perry Corbett, a lifetime resident of Lawrence County, passed away Sunday, April 2, at St. Bernard Hospital in Jonesboro. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Walnut Ridge.

Born in 1918 in Wirth, Snoda married Glenn Corbett, a farmer in the Old Walnut Ridge Area, in 1937. She was a dedicated wife and the mother of five children. Snoda enjoyed gardening, sewing, and she was a wonderful mother and grandmother.

She and her husband worked as a team to build a successful farming career, as well as a career in rental home management following their retirement from farming. They enjoyed a long and happy marriage of 78 years.

Mrs. Corbett was preceded in death by her husband, A.G. (Glenn) Corbett; her parents, Frank and Donna King Perry; three sisters: Flossie Williams, Bessie Dotson and Hazel Robinson; and two brothers, Clifford Perry and Clayton Perry.

She is survived by her five children, Glendola Worlow and husband Johnny of Walnut Ridge, David Corbett and wife Carla of Lexington, S.C., Charles Corbett and wife Beth of Loganville, Ga., Ronald Corbett and wife Bunny of Jonesboro and Daniel and wife Vicki of Alexandria, La.; 12 grandchildren, Joe Worlow, Deana Menard, Lisa DeLoach, Lara Wilson, Dana Corbett, Mike Worlow, Kelly Berger, Maggie Ray, Ellie Hammond, Mary Corbett, Karen Wiggins and Krystal Corbett; 22 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Visitation will be at 10 a.m. at the Bryan Funeral Home on Saturday, April 8, 2017.

Following visitation, a celebration of Mrs. Corbett's life will be held at 11 a.m. Burial will be at Lawrence Memorial Park.

The grandchildren will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the great-grandchildren.

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

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Gordon Robert Dougan

Gordon Robert Dougan, 75, of Imboden, died March 25, 2017.

Born April 27, 1941, in Gobles, Mich., he was the son of Arvin and Francis Smith Dougan. He was a member of the First United Pentecostal Church in Pocahontas.

He was preceded in death by a brother, James Dougan; a sister, Patricia Dougan; and a great-grandson, Ashton Dougan.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Norma Jean Knowlton Dougan, whom he married Jan. 16, 1965, in St. Louis; two sons, Jess Dougan, Jacksonville, Ill., and Matt Dougan and wife Gayla, Imboden; three daughters, LaDonna Dougan, Hoxie, Brenda Dougan Rodefelt, Cash, and Dana Sparlin and husband Steve, Pocahontas; a sister, Judy Keipinger and husband Leroy, Michigan; nine grandchildren, Jessica Wells, Nathan Rodefelt, Scott Rodefelt, Abigail Ray, Bailey Ray, Jocelynne Larkin, Gavin Strickland, Caleb Dougan and Caden Dougan; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Tuesday, March 28, at 1 p.m. at Fears Family Funeral Home in Pocahontas with Jerry Cochran officiating. Burial was in Old Union Cemetery.

Friends of the family served as pallbearers.

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

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W.A. Gray

W.A. "Dub" Gray, 89, of Walnut Ridge, died March 31, 2017, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

Born June 14, 1927, in Philadelphia, Miss., he was the son of Charles Edward and Katie Watson Gray. He was a U.S. Army veteran and worked most of his life at a truck plant in Flint, Mich., before moving to this area. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Geneva Barr Gray; two sisters, Sybil Gray and Edna Gray; a brother, Otis Barr Gray; and a stepson, Daniel Mooney.

Survivors include a stepson, Ernest Mooney; a step-granddaughter, Janet Sue Hosang; a niece, Colette Russell and husband Scotty; and four nephews, Bobby Barr and wife Pat, Danny Barr and wife Leona, Geary Barr and wife Cindy and Rickey Barr and wife Shannon.

Funeral was Tuesday at 2 p.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home with Don R. House officiating. Burial was in Lawrence Memorial Park.

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

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Audrey Lenderman

Audrey Lenderman, 80, of Cave City, died April 3, 2017.

Born Jan. 30, 1937, in Imboden, she was the daughter of Velmer and Lena Baldridge Beasley. She was a homemaker and was of the Pentecostal faith.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Rocky Beasley and Terry Beasley; two sisters, Norma Haigood and Wanda Latham; a granddaughter, Jacinta Maycock; and a son-in-law, Lester Stone.

Survivors include three sons, Charles Clinton, Cave City, Mark Clinton, Batesville, and Jeff Clinton, Bryant; two daughters, Rhonda Stone, Pocahontas, and Bonnie Otto, Pleasant Plains; four brothers, Tommy Beasley and James Beasley, both of Imboden, Charles Martin, Galesburg, Ill., and Jimmy Martin, Mountain Home; three sisters, Sue Herman, Maynard, and Shelia Midget and Judy Fleming, both of Walnut Ridge; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Visitation is Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Qualls Funeral Home in Cave City.

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

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Gene Shocklee

James Eugene "Gene" Shocklee, 74, of Sherman, Miss., died March 24, 2017, at his home.

Born Aug. 15, 1942, in Ingram, Ark., he was a graduate of Maynard High School and attended Freed-Hardeman College, Crowley's Ridge College and Arkansas State University. He was a minister for 59 years, serving numerous churches in Southern Missouri, Northeast Arkansas and North Mississippi. He was a former pastor at Lynn Church of Christ and Main Street Church of Christ in Walnut Ridge.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl Marion and Bonnie Louise Frazier Shocklee; and two sisters, Bonnie Carl Shocklee and Wanda Faye Guzzardo.

Survivors include his wife, Georgia Ann Hill Shocklee; a daughter, Renee Reid and husband Bill, New Albany, Miss.; a son, Jeff Shocklee and wife Misty, Clarksville, Tenn.; a sister, Etta Nelle Davis, Engelberg; a brother, Billy Wayne Shocklee and wife Ada, Warm Springs; and two grandchildren, Parker Reid and Emma Reid.

Funeral was Monday, March 27, at 1 p.m. at Sherman Church of Christ in Sherman, Miss., with minister Joe Connell officiating. United Funeral Service of New Albany, Miss., had charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Charles Shocklee, Bryan Lowery, Frank Anderson, Greg Harrison and Parker Reid.

Memorials may be made to Pinevale Children's Home, 1872 CR 700, Corinth, MS 38834; Children's Home, Inc., 5515 Walcott Road, Paragould, AR 72450 or Sherman Church of Christ, P.O. Box 157, Sherman, MS 38869.

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

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Pamela Kay Whitlow

Pamela Kay Whitlow, 56, of Pocahontas, died April 2, 2017, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

Born May 20, 1960, in South Bend, Ind., she was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James Frank and Juanita Rose Birmingham Whitlow.

Survivors include a brother, Robert Whitlow, Cherokee Village; a sister, Alma Huey, El Paso, Ark.; four aunts, Barbara Sawyers, Minturn, Doris Wall, Brookland, and Kathryn Persfull and Juanita Westmoreland, both of Jonesboro; six nieces and nephews; and a special friend and caregiver, Trish Young, Paragould.

Graveside service is today at 1 p.m. at Dry Creek Cemetery with Bro. Derek Collins officiating. Bryan Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

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

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