October 18, 2017 Edition

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Births

Stella Jane Hays Harper Addison Jones

Weddings

Swindle ~ Holland

Obituaries

John Dodson Danny R. Eagan Dennis Robb
Carolyn Rogers Nancy Ann Schuler

Births

Stella Jane Hays

Larry and Britteny Hays of Jonesboro have announced the birth of a daughter on Sept. 28, 2017, at St. Bernards Healthcare in Jonesboro.

The baby weighed seven pounds, nine ounces, and has been named Stella Jane Hays.

Grandparents are Dennis and Sandra Kellett of Jonesboro and Cheryl Hays of Walnut Ridge.

She is the great-granddaughter of Brooks and Pat Crossno of Walnut Ridge and Eston Hinzman of Parkersburg, W.Va.

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Harper Addison Jones

Robert Jones and Cassie Doyle, both of Lynn, have announced the birth of a daughter, born on Aug. 25, 2017, at White River Medical Center in Batesville.

The baby weighed six pounds, four ounces, and has been named Harper Addison Jones.

Grandparents are Anna Doyle of Black Rock, Greg Doyle of Lynn, Jay Jones of Strawberry and Pam Jones of Hernando, Miss.

Great-grandparents are Donnie and Rose Humes of Powhatan, Rita Williams of Lynn and Doyle and Patsy Marshall of Hernando, Miss. Letha Doyle of Lynn is the great-great-grandmother.

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Weddings

Swindle ~ Holland

Gary Wayne Swindle and Autumn April Leigh Holland of Cash exchanged vows on Oct. 10, 2017, at the Lawrence County Courthouse in Walnut Ridge.

They are the parents of London Swindle, nine, Maddisen Crowell, six, Annabeth McGinnis, two, and Ethen Swindle, 10 months.

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Obituaries

John Dodson

John Shelton Dodson, 80, of Gas City, Ind., died Oct. 11, 2017, at the Wesleyan Health and Rehab Center in Marion, Ind.

Born March 15, 1937, in Black Rock, he was the son of Clyde Joe and Esther Ruth Hooper Dodson. He was a U.S. Army veteran and retired from General Motors (Fisher Body) after more than 40 years of service. He also farmed 55 acres.

He was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Marilyn Dodson.

Survivors include his wife, Rhea Rumple Dodson, whom he married Oct. 15, 1960; a daughter, Shelli Maine, Gas City, Ind.; two brothers, Charles Dodson, Michigan, and Harmon Dodson and wife Linda, Eaton; four grandchildren, Briana Maine, Morgan Overmyer, Matthew Maine and Connor Maine; and a great-grandchild on the way.

A celebration of his life was held Monday at 2 p.m. at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service in Gas City. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Cancer Services of Grant County, Inc., Tower Suites, 305 S. Norton Ave., Marion, IN 46952.

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

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Danny R. Eagan

Danny R. Eagan, 73, of Cave City, died Oct. 13, 2017.

Born Dec. 4, 1943, in Walnut Ridge, he was a U.S. Army veteran. He worked at U.S. Steel in Winter Haven, Fla., for many years, and then worked at ConAgra Frozen Foods in Batesville for several years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Eagan; a daughter, Sondie Myers; his parents, Oscar and Mary Elizabeth Davis Eagan; a brother, Lowell Eagan; and a sister, Virginia Sue Eagan.

Survivors include two sons, Chris Eagan and wife Angela, Cave City, and Randy Eagan, Fort Myers, Fla.; two stepdaughters, Terry Davari, Lakeland, Fla., and Tina Vance, Ozark, Ala.; three brothers, Larry Eagan, Sedgwick, Brooks Eagan, Portia, and Tommy Eagan, Manila; three sisters, Ruth Anderson, Linda Becker and Cindy Allen, all of Bono; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Qualls Funeral Home in Cave City, with Bro. Stanley Vandergrift officiating. Burial was in Dry Creek Cemetery at Lynn.

Pallbearers were Chris Eagan, Jasic Eagan, Tommy Eagan, Robert Polston, Hayden Ward and Joshua Willis.

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

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Dennis Robb

Dennis Robb, 64, of Las Vegas, died Oct. 12, 2017, at Spring Valley Hospital.

Dennis was born in Walnut Ridge to the late Woodrow Sheffield Robb and Allena Pearl Bratcher Robb. He was afflicted by juvenile rheumatoid arthritis at age nine and received in-patient treatment at Levi Hospital in Hot Springs. When he returned home, the Walnut Ridge School District provided him with a teacher, Mary Ann Jackson, who home schooled him from the seventh grade until he graduated from WRHS in 1970.

During summer breaks, Dennis worked as a police dispatcher with Chief Kenneth Guthrie, and as an office assistant for BRAD with Frances Moore. He credits Danny Gibson for helping him get his first electric wheelchair, which allowed him a much greater measure of independence and opportunity.

At Southwestern Adventist College in Keene, Texas, Dennis served as vice president of the Student Association and was Executive VP of the yearbook. He also wrote and directed school plays and DJ’d at a local radio station. He graduated with a bachelor of science degree in 1975 and went on to a successful career working as a security analyst for the Department of Energy.

For his outstanding work, he was presented the prestigious United States Federal Government Handicapped Employee of the Year (1984) award by Edwin Meese, special counsel to President Reagan. The year he was nominated as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Men, a reporter inscribed his motto in print, "Do the best with what you have," and he seldom felt sorry for himself. Yet, he was always sensitive to others. He believed, "Everyone is handicapped in some way or another."

He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers, Terry and Woodie.

Survivors include a brother, Danny Robb and wife Mary Tomonaga, Okinawa, Japan; a sister-in-law, Kathy Mical Robb, Dearborn, Mich.; three nephews, Joseph Robb, Dearborn, Mich., Kevin Robb, Detroit, and Adam Robb, Portia; a niece, Ashley Eichhorn and husband Josh, Little Rock; and a grand-niece and grand-nephew, Addison and Rhett.

A local tribute will be held in Las Vegas at The Boiling Crab on Friday. In time, his remains will be returned to Arkansas, where he will be buried next to his mother and father.

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Carolyn Rogers

Carolyn "Sue" Rogers, 69, of Pocahontas, passed away on Oct. 11, 2017, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Sue was born Nov. 28, 1947, in Delaplaine to Darrell and Dorothy Garrett Hollaway.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, David Hollaway; niece, Ashley Hollaway; and nephew, Colby Hostler.

She is survived by children, Carroll (Robin) Rogers of Pocahontas, Kelvin Rogers of Dumas, Kim Taylor of Pocahontas; grandchildren, Erica (Tyrone) Johnson, Ryan (Megan Jones) Rogers, Blake Rogers, Madison Rogers, Carson Rogers, Caton Taylor, all of Pocahontas; great-grandchildren, Malik, Jayla and Kylah Johnson; siblings, Karen Rogers of Paragould, Robert (Darcy) Hollaway of Florida, Willene (Roger) Hovis of Reyno, Loretta (Randy) Freeman of Pocahontas, Rhonda (Steve) Higginbotham of Imboden, Randy (Gale) Hollaway of Hardy; and other relatives and friends.

Services were at McNabb Funeral Home. Visitation was Saturday, Oct. 14, from 5-7 p.m. The funeral was Sunday, Oct. 15, at 2 p.m. with Roger Hovis and Larry Rogers officiating. Burial was in Randolph Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers were Michael Freeman, Scoob Higginbotham, Boo Higginbotham, Scott Rogers, Joseph Hollaway, Joshua Hollaway and Chad Hovis. Honorary pallbearers were Ryan Rogers, Blake Rogers, Carson Rogers, Caton Taylor, Malik Johnson and Tyrone Johnson.

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

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Nancy Ann Schuler

Nancy Ann Schuler, 60, of Hoxie, died Oct. 8, 2017.

Born March 13, 1957, at Ft. Carson in Colorado Springs, Colo., she was the daughter of Sgt. Wallace C. and Hedwig M. Schuler. She grew up in Lansing, Ill., and San Diego. She worked as a certified nursing assistant at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

Survivors include her son, Gregory Kirby; her mother, Hedwig M. Schuler; a sister, Jeanette Schuler; a granddaughter, Destiny Kirby; two great-granddaughters; two nephews, David Waller and James Waller; and many friends, including Brenda Manning and family of Hoxie.

No services are set at this time. Bryan Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

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

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