November 1, 2017 Edition

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Mary Ausburn Ronnie Edward Barnes Darrell Dean Compton Jr.
Gabrielle Gates Edna Osborne Loraine Premac
Bonnie Mae Young


Mary Ausburn

Mary Ann Ausburn, 83, of Walnut Ridge, died Oct. 23, 2017, at Walnut Ridge Nursing and Rehab.

Born July 10, 1934, in Memphis, she was the daughter of Olie and Mary Bell Whitley Ervin.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Billy Ervin.

Survivors include a daughter, Shirley Davidson, Atoka, Tenn.; a son, Richard Townsend, Cordova, Tenn.; a brother, Charles Erivn, McCalla, Ala.; five grandchildren, Michael Davidson, Michelle Sinor, Charity Caldwell McCaslin; Taylor Townsend and Kara Townsend; and five great-grandchildren.

Graveside service was Thursday at 2 p.m. at Elmwood Cemetery in Memphis under the direction of McNabb Funeral Home of Pocahontas.

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Ronnie Edward Barnes

Ronnie Edward Barnes, 58, of Walnut Ridge, died Oct. 30, 2017, at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro.

Born July 22, 1959, in Monette, he owned and operated Expert Tree Service for many years before becoming disabled.

He was preceded in death by his father, Junior Davis; a son, Josh Barnes; and a sister, Melissa Tennison.

Survivors include his wife, Francis A. "Fran" Ingram Barnes; a daughter, Sarah Hall and husband Scott; his mother, Kathryn Lewis and husband Rick; a sister, Cindy Smith and husband Billy; two brothers, Lynn Barnes and Donnie Barnes and wife Ricia; and three grandchildren, Chad Hall, Gunner Mason and Tarenity Hall-Pace.

A memorial service will be held today from 6-8 p.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home in Walnut Ridge.

Pallbearers will be Clayton Roberts, Scott Hall, Shane Barnes, Derick Barnes, Tim Collins, Justin Barnes, Elijah Richardson and Jeremy Ezell.

The family will hold a private burial at a later date.

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Darrell Dean Compton Jr.

Darrell Dean Compton Jr., 50, of Ravenden, died Oct. 25, 2017.

Born Dec. 20, 1966, in Joplin, Mo., he was a UPS feeder driver and a member of Bethany Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his father, Darrell Dean Compton; a brother, Vencil Clay Compton; and grandparents, Clarence and Naomi Bailey and Arthur and Muriel "Mutt" Compton.

Survivors include a son, Darrell Dean Braden Compton, Pocahontas; a daughter, Kayci Gillean and husband Tyler, Annieville; his mother, Larita "Chatty" Cheryl Bailey Compton, Ravenden; a brother, Terry Milligan and wife Nicholle, Little Rock; a grandchild, Gannon Gillean; and a special friend, Sherry Lynn Tribble, Pocahontas.

Funeral was Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Bethany Church of Christ. Burial was in Yadkin Cemetery under the direction of Fears Family Funeral Home of Pocahontas.

Pallbearers were Larry Embry, Greg Compton, Gene Compton, Blake Bennett, Danual "Copperhead" Melton and Stan "Swamp Fox" Hill. Honorary pallbearers were Brian "Highlander" Haun, Steve "Guitar man" Shaw, Dale "Hillbilly" McClung and Steve "Wildcat" Jones.

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

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Gabrielle Gates

Gabrielle Jane Gates, 18, of Black Rock, died Oct. 24, 2017.

Born Feb. 6, 1999, in Jonesboro, she was the daughter of Sandra Gates. She attended Black Rock High School and was a 2017 graduate of Hoxie High School. She was a freshman at Black River Technical College and was employed at Williams and Morris Accounting in Imboden.

She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Charlie and Lura King and Amos and Cora Lee Gates.

Survivors include her parents, Gary Blackburn and Sandra Morgan, Black Rock; two sisters, Christina McGonigal and husband Michael, Walnut Ridge, and Megan Parada-Oliveras and husband Juan, Quincy, Ill.; grandparents, J.R. Gates and Melba Gates, both of Walnut Ridge, and Helen Blackburn, Hoxie; two stepbrothers, Justin Blackburn and wife Mandy, Lynn, and Jonathan Blackburn and wife Olivia, Batesville; her future fiancé, Austin Morris, Ravenden; nieces, Kayla and Alyssa Hoffman and Abbie Parada-Oliveras; nephews, Izick and Austin Parada-Oliveras; step-nephews, Braxtan and Tripp Blackburn; step-nieces, Natalie and Claire Blackburn and Layla Nunnally; and a god child, Callie Morgan.

Funeral was Saturday at 1 p.m. at Cox Funeral Home with Tanner Duncan officiating. Burial was in Randolph Memorial Gardens in Pocahontas.

Pallbearers were Kevin Morris, Tahl Gomez, Glenn Blackburn, Tommy Blackburn, Jonathan Blackburn and Justin Blackburn. Honorary pallbearers will be Tony Gomez, Curtis Goodwin and the Hoxie High School class of 2017.

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Edna Osborne

Edna Osborne, 80, of Powhatan, died Oct. 30, 2017, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro.

She was born April 10, 1937, in Frankfort, Ind., to Charles Burleson and Alta Ruth McDonald Burleson. She was a high school graduate who chose to stay home and raise a family she deeply loved. She was a member of United Methodist Church and will be dearly missed by her friends and family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Thomas J. Osborne; a son, Thomas Jerry Osborne Jr.; brothers, Jim Burleson, Marion Burleson, Richard Burleson and Ed Burleson; and sisters, Juanita Hendricks, Ruby Burleson and Ellen Maegerlain.

Edna is survived by a daughter, Terri Lynn Brown and husband Gary; granddaughters, Ashley Diane Lyon and husband Nick, and Elana Lee Osborne; grandson, Blake Michael Brown and wife Brandy; great-grandchildren, Lane Brown, Kaidin Brown, Toby Brown, Serena Brown, Boston Lyon and Gibson Lyon; brothers, Chuck Burleson, Bo Burleson and wife Polly, and Ted Burleson and wife Pat; and sisters, Jayne Brown and husband Ralph, and Sue Stowinsky.

Funeral services are Friday at 2 p.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home in Walnut Ridge. Burial will be in Old Lebanon Cemetery under the direction of House-Gregg Funeral Home.

Visitation will be Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home in Walnut Ridge.

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Loraine Premac

Loraine Premac, 97, of St. Louis, Mo., died Oct. 24, 2017, at NHC Nursing Home in St. Louis.

Born Oct. 20, 1920, in Lynn, she was the daughter of Robert and Laura Glenn. She was a member of the church of Christ and worked as a secretary most of her life.

She was preceded in death by her twin sister, Christine Glenn; a sister, Lois DeMeter; and a brother, Steele Glenn.

Survivors include her daughter, Mary Batsch; a sister, Bobbie Smith; and a brother, Lynn Glenn.

Funeral was Saturday at noon at the House-Gregg Funeral Home in Lynn. Burial was in Dry Creek Cemetery in Lynn under the direction of House-Gregg Funeral Home.

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Bonnie Mae Young

Bonnie Mae Young, 76, of Imboden, died Oct. 27, 2017.

Born Oct. 1, 1941, in Harrisburg, she was the daughter of Virgil and Edna Mae Hooker. She was a retired parent-teacher coordinator for Sloan-Hendrix schools and was a member of Imboden First Baptist Church for 52 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lavon Young.

Survivors include a son, Kelly Young and wife Leona, Windom, Texas; two daughters, Melissa Young and husband Curtis, and Kimberly Henson and husband Nathan, all of Imboden; two brothers, Jim Hooker, West Plains, Mo., and Michael Hooker, Grapevine, Texas; three sisters, Wanda Ford, Bono, Linda Hall, Searcy, and Sheila Stewart, Lewisville, Texas; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Monday at 10 a.m. at Imboden First Baptist Church with Frank Casillas and Tracy Martin officiating. Burial was in Trinity Cemetery near Bono. McNabb Funeral Home of Pocahontas had charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Joshua Young, Tristan Young, Wesley Young, Andrew Young, Jimmy Phelps and Gary Cremeans.

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