May 17, 2017 Edition

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Octavis "Red" Adamson Christine Forrester David Claude Harris
Lucille Huckabee Notra Pearl Killough Billy Mack Wallis


Octavis "Red" Adamson

Octavis "Red" Adamson, 93, of Walnut Ridge, passed away May 11, 2017, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Born March 19, 1924, in Imboden, he was a truck driver and a member of First Baptist Church in Walnut Ridge. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II at D-Day+3 at Normandy Beach.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Adamson; his parents; a brother, Ray Adamson; and three sisters, Faye Cunningham, Gladys Hackworth and Ruth Davis.

Survivors include two sons, Virgil Adamson (Karen) and Steve Adamson (Julie), all of Hoxie; a daughter, Leann Paxton (Byron), Jonesboro; five grandchildren, Ashley Estes (Jeff), Brookland, Mark Paxton (Brittany), Jonesboro, Jacob Adamson (Amy Ward), Paul Adamson and Noah Adamson (Emma Slusser), all of Hoxie; four great-grandchildren, Lance and Tinley Grace Paxton and Parker and Waylon Ward; a nephew, Clyde Marron; and a special niece, Sandra Davidson.

Visitation was Saturday from 1-2 p.m. at Cox Funeral Home. Funeral followed at 2 p.m. with Jake Guenrich and Tim Campbell officiating. Burial was in Lawrence Memorial Park.

Pallbearers were Jacob Adamson, Noah Adamson, Paul Adamson, Jimmy Cunningham, Mark Paxton and Jeff Estes. Honorary pallbearers were Tommy Gray, Chris Tillman, Ray Martin, Jackie Cude, Jeremy Cunningham, Teddy Hackworth and Gary Cunningham.

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Christine Forrester

Cona Christine Jones Forrester, 91, of Paragould, died May 14, 2017, at Greene Acres Nursing Home.

Born Sept. 11, 1925, in Pocahontas, she was the daughter of Herman and Elsie Davis Jones. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Forrester, whom she married Aug. 31, 1945; a daughter, Candice Loggins; a brother, Arland Jones; and a sister, Thedis Graham.

Survivors include a son, Floyd H. Forrester and wife Judy, Pocahontas; a half-brother, Buford Jones, Hot Springs Village; a grandson, Jeff Forrester; and three great-grandchildren.

Graveside service is today at 2 p.m. at Randolph Memorial Gardens in Pocahontas with Bro. Jake Guenrich officiating. Bryan Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation is today from noon until 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

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David Claude Harris

David Claude Harris, 68, of Maynard, died May 11, 2017, at White River Medical Center in Batesville.

Born Aug. 24, 1948, in Walnut Ridge, he proudly served in the U.S. Army and was a Vietnam veteran. He loved God, family and country.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude William and Flora Evelyn Cooper Harris; and two brothers, Noel Lee Harris and William Carl "Tooter" Harris.

Survivors include three sisters, Patricia Hicks and Maxine Barr, both of Maynard, and Diane West and husband Nickey, Mountain Home.

Visitation was Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. at Fears Family Funeral Home.

Cremation was chosen as final disposition.

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Lucille Huckabee

Mable Lucille Huckabee, 76, of Walnut Ridge, died suddenly May 11, 2017, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

Born March 13, 1941, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary Allred Johnson. She worked in retail most of her life, working locally at Graham’s and Pace Place. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Curt Huckabee.

Survivors include a sister, Mary Jane Talton, Jonesboro; three nephews, Terry Parrott and wife Libby, Hoxie, Tim Dunham, Imboden, and Jeff Dunham and wife Lisa, Holcomb, Mo.; her favorite companion, her Yorkie pup Ellie; and several other relatives and friends.

Funeral was Monday at Bryan Funeral Home. Burial was in Lawrence Memorial Park.

Pallbearers were Lester Harguess, Brad French, Larry Johnson, Spencer Ponder, Luther Allen and Raymon Parrott.

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Notra Pearl Killough

Notra Pearl Killough, 88, a lifetime resident of Imboden, died May 12, 2017.

Born Aug. 10, 1928, in Black Rock, she was the daughter of Ben Morris and Myrtle Etta Perrin Davis. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist belief.

She was preceded in death by two husbands, John Stickler and Paul Killough; two brothers, Art Davis and Melvin Davis; and a sister, Lucille Brown.

Survivors include two sons, Dennis Holder and wife Judy, Hoxie, and Terry Holder and wife Teresa, Imboden; a daughter, Linda Richardson and husband Jon, Edmond, Okla.; a sister, Shirley Nauman and husband C.J., Springfield, Mo.; four grandchildren, Jon Steven Richardson, Andrew Richardson, Chadney Holder and Katherine Prentice; and two great-grandchildren, Keegan Prentice and Emery Holder.

Graveside service was Monday at Hope Cemetery in Imboden with Eric Kurfman officiating. Cox Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Family members served as pallbearers.

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Billy Mack Wallis

Billy Mack Wallis, 79, of Walnut Ridge, passed away May 10, 2017, at his home.

Born Jan. 23, 1938, in Walnut Ridge, he was the son of Alfred Ivan and Cholie McElyea Wallis. He was a truck driver and was of the Baptist belief.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Willard, Roy and Floyd "Red" Wallis; and three sisters, Willene Wallis, Darlene Mitchell and Lela Holder.

Survivors include his wife, Kathleen Marshall Wallis, whom he married Nov. 8, 1957, in Walnut Ridge; a daughter, Tina Horn, Walnut Ridge; three brothers, Troy Wallis and wife Joan, Hoxie, Ivan Wallis, Walnut Ridge, and Lloyd Wallis and wife Alice, Perryville; a sister, Rhoda Smith and husband Larry, Walnut Ridge; three grandchildren, Dustin Ashford, Ross Ashford and Monica Wells and husband Jeff; and four great-grandchildren, Gage and Gunner Theilemier, Ann-D Ashford and Levi Ashford.

Visitation was Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Cox Funeral Home in Walnut Ridge. Funeral was Saturday at 10 a.m. with Harold Russell officiating. Burial was in Lawrence Memorial Park.

Pallbearers were Jim Hart, James Ivan Wallis, Chuck Haigwood, Anthony Cook, Gary Cansler and Blaine Smith.

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