August 30, 2017 Edition

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Madison Lorene VanWinkle


Janive Segraves Blanchard Paul Brooks Phyllis Gale Henson
Billy John Holder Lois Ann Kisling Buddy Joe Lovelady


Madison Lorene VanWinkle

Justin and DeAnn VanWinkle of Cave City have announced the birth of their first child, a daughter, born on Aug. 14, 2017, at White River Medical Center in Batesville.

The baby weighed six pounds, three ounces, and has been named Madison Lorene VanWinkle.

Grandparents are Dan and Connie Raupp of Powhatan, Regina VanWinkle of Cave City and Bret and Janet VanWinkle of Poughkeepsie.

Great-grandparents are Donnie and Rose Humes of Powhatan, Phyllis Varner of Cave City and Wilma VanWinkle of Poughkeepsie. Leona Zetterberg of Arcadia, Ind., is the great-great-grandmother.

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Janive Segraves Blanchard

Janive Segraves Blanchard, 93, of Russellville, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, surrounded by her family.

She was born June 15, 1924, in Strawberry, to Charles Homer and Beulah Fortenberry Segraves. She received a Bachelor's Degree in Home Economics and then earned her Master's Degree in Education at the University of Arkansas. Janive was retired and spent her career as an educator, where her passion was for home economics.

She is survived by her sons, Warren Martin Blanchard of Little Rock, and Charles Blanchard (Cynthia) of Russellville; two grandchildren, Dr. Mary Pat Hardman (John) of Fayetteville and Chip Blanchard (Dr. Leslie Blanchard) of Russellville; great-grandchildren, Emma and Abby Hardman of Fayetteville and Kate and Bowen Blanchard of Russellville and a host of family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Hubert H. Blanchard and her brother, Don Segraves.

The family would like to thank her caregivers at Brookdale Assisted Living and Stella Manor Nursing Home.

Memorials may be made to Lakewood United Methodist Church in North Little Rock, Arkansas or First United Methodist Church in Russellville, Arkansas.

A memorial service was held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, at Lakewood United Methodist Church. Arrangements were by Smith – North Little Rock Funeral Home.

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Paul Brooks

Paul Brooks, 66, died Aug. 23, 2017, at Lawrence Hall Nursing Center.

Born July 31, 1951, in Walnut Ridge, he was the son of the late Caryl Clyde and Winnie Cameron Brooks.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two uncles, Gerald and Keith Cameron.

Survivors include a sister, Vera Liles, Walnut Ridge; two aunts, Karen Cameron, Walnut Ridge and Carolyn Roberts, Bakersfield, Calif.; two nephews, Chris Box, Cordova, Tenn., and Tim Box, Middleton, Tenn.; a great niece, Kaela Box; and four great nephews, Terry Box, Tim Box Jr., Zackary Box and Trae Browder.

The family requested a private disposition under the direction of Faith Funeral Service of Manila.

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Phyllis Gale Henson

Phyllis Gale Henson, 57, of Hoxie, died Aug. 25, 2017, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

Born May 14, 1960, in Hoxie, she was the daughter of Bill and Betty Lou Maxie.

She was preceded in death by her father, Bill Maxie; an aunt in North Carolina; and an uncle in Chicago.

Survivors include a son, Kenneth Langston, Hoxie; a sister, Karen Phillips and husband Gary, Black Rock; her mother, Betty Maxie, Hoxie; a grandson, Kenneth Langston III; a niece, Jennifer Haskins; a nephew, Logan Haskins; and a good friend, Pat Sweat.

Funeral was Tuesday at 10 a.m. at New Hope Church in Black Rock with Harold Russell officiating. Burial was at Crossroads Cemetery in Portia under the direction of House-Gregg Funeral Home.

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Billy John Holder

Billy John Holder, 84, of Walnut Ridge, died Aug. 22, 2017.

Born Aug. 30, 1932, in Walnut Ridge, he was the son of John "Pete" and Lilly "Dessie" Overstreet Holder. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He worked most of his life for Lawrence County, as assessor and treasurer. He was a member of United Free Will Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Weldon "Buddy" Holder and Bobby Holder; and three sisters, Mardel Manning, Ann Mays and Wanda Bowers.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Mae Phillips Holder, whom he married Oct. 10, 1953; and two sons, Johnny Holder, Walnut Ridge, and Jeff Holder, Allen, Texas.

Funeral was Sunday at 2 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Home with Bro. Glenn Smith officiating. Burial was in Lawrence Memorial Park.

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Lois Ann Kisling

Lois Ann Kisling, 85, of Bono, died Aug. 28, 2017, at NEA Hospital in Jonesboro.

Born March 21, 1932, in Walnut Ridge, she was the daughter of Clarence and Ruby Ferguson. She was a longtime employee of General Electric and was a member of Revival Tabernacle in Bono.

She was preceded in death by the father of her children, Bob Kisling; a daughter, Sonjia Kaye Kisling; and a brother, C.D. Ferguson.

Survivors include two sons, Steve Kisling and wife Belinda, and Glenn Kisling and wife Cynthia, all of Walnut Ridge; a daughter, Robbin Smith and husband Lee, Walnut Ridge; two brothers, Paul Ferguson and wife Dawn, Pocahontas, and Dick Ferguson and wife Carol, Mountain Home; six sisters, Margie Esperson, Pangburn, Sunshine Pope and husband Bob, Bono, Daphine Douglas, Walnut Ridge, Joan Smith and Faye Rowell, both of Jonesboro, and Vanessa Jenkins and husband Allen, Bettendorf, Iowa; seven grandchildren, Jeremy Kisling, Tammy Montgomery, Ricky Riggs, Daphni Jeffries, Tony Jeffries, Ricardo Jeffries and Hunter Smith; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Graveside service was Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Trinity Cemetery in Bono with Dub Holt officiating. Cox Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Nieces served as pallbearers.

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Buddy Joe Lovelady

Buddy Joe Lovelady, 82, of Smithville.

August 23, we had the opportunity to be with our father as he departed from this life to continue his journey. The son of William Bill and Juanita Mattox Lovelady, Joe was the sixth of seven children.

Joe is survived by his children, Joel (Kim) of Jonesboro, Bill (Gail) of Seattle, and Jeanine (Brad) of Little Rock. He is also survived by a sister, Minnie Louise Sisco of Binghamton, N.Y., and a brother, Bobby Earl Lovelady of Walnut Ridge.

He was very involved with his four grandchildren, Trisha (Thomas) Craig, Aaron (Jacey) Lovelady, Remy and Dylan Chilcote. He was proud to have six great-grandchildren, Shannon, Nichole, Lisa and Allen Craig, Carson and Addyson Lovelady.

Joe was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Janice; his parents; and his siblings, Billy Ray Lovelady, Charles Mick Lovelady, Laveta Mae Whitmire and Thelma Jean Donley.

Joe served our country in both the Air Force and the Navy during the Korean conflict and received the National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct, China Service Medal, Korean Service Medal and Commendation for Service during atomic testing operations in the Pacific Ocean.

He returned to Lawrence County to raise a family and to enjoy life, doing things like camping and looking for arrowheads.

The love he had for his family was evident to all, always caring more for others than for his own welfare. He taught us all the "Art of being Ornery."

There will be no visitation, and the burial private, per Joe's request.

Memorials may be made to Jan Lovelady's House of Quilting, a ministry of the Smithville Baptist Church, 8 Truman Street, Smithville, AR 72466.

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