Virgie Lucille Johnson - Cardwell
Virgie Lucille Johnson, 83, of Cardwell, died Monday, April 2, 2001,
at Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould. Born at Brookland, she was
the daughter of the late Pete and Sally Winn and had been a lifelong Cardwell
She is survived by two sons, Virgil Alvin Johnson of Cardwell and Estel
Lee Johnson of Paragould; a brother, Virgie Britton Winn of Cardwell; six
grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Sidney Lee Johnson, and a
sister, Mary Edith Smith.
The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Howard Funeral Service
Chapel in Leachville with Rev. Rick Douglas officiating. Burial was in
the Cardwell Cemetery under the direction of Howard Funeral Service.
Herbert Eugene Redding - Bono
Herbert Eugene Redding, 76, of Bono died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2001, at
St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Redding lived in Bono his entire
life. He was a retired farmer and a member of North Main Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Sue Redding of the home; two daughters,
Debbie Redding of the home and Pat Rodriquez of Sunrise, Fla.; a stepson,
Edward Becker of Bono; a sister, Rose Downing of Manila; four brothers,
Henry Redding of Henryville, Tenn., Lloyd Redding of Searcy and Phillip
Redding and Tuffy Redding, both of St. Louis, eight grandchildren and a
Services were 10 a.m. Monday at North Main Baptist Church with Tommy
Stacy officiating. Burial was in Trinity Cemetery under the direction of
Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home.
Pallbearers included Edward Becker, Chad King and Dustin King.
J.R. David Jr. - Caraway
J.R. David Jr., 76, of Caraway died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, at the
Elvis Presley Trauma Center in Memphis from injuries sustained in an automobile
accident on Sept. 26 on Arkansas 77 south of Manila. Born in Leachville,
he was a retired banker and a Methodist.
Survivors include his wife, Lee David of Caraway; two daughters, Gundel
Leigh Martin and Deborah Lynn Taylor, both of Caraway; a nephew, Lt. Col.
John Joslin of Rockport, Texas; two grandsons, Garrett David Taylor and
Kabe Graison Taylor, both of Caraway, two granddaughters, Holly Nicole
Woody of Osceola and Melanie Lynn Gyngard of Caraway; a step-granddaughter,
Erin Elizabeth Woody of Osceola, and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.
A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. Friday at Caraway United Methodist
Church with the Rev. George Williams and the Rev. Don Wilson officiating.
A private burial is planned at a later date under the direction of Langford's
James Leroy Gernhart Sr. - Osceola
James Leroy Gernhart Sr., 71, of Osceola, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002,
at his home. Born June 22, 1930, he was a retired factory worker and a
member of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ in Carrolls Corner.
He is survived by his wife, Louise Gernhart of the home; six sons,
James Gernhart Jr. of Kentwood, Mich., Thomas Gernhart and Larry Gernhart,
both of Osceola, Jerry Gernhart of Germany, Richard Gernhart of Plainwell,
Mich., and David Gernhart of Osceola; a daughter, Lorie Pannell of Osceola;
three sisters, Shirley Lawson of Sparks, Nev., Vivian Brennan of Mason
City, Iowa, and Nancy Treaver of Paullina, Iowa; and two brothers, Jack
Gernhart of Montana and George Gernhart of Kalamazoo, Mich.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Nettie Chalstrom; two brothers,
Bill and Fred Gernhart; one grandson, Justin Pannell; and a great-grandson,
The funeral was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Wilson Funeral Home
chapel in Osceola with Brother Tommy Wilbanks officiating. Burial was in
the Manila Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were friends and family members.
Billy Gerald Cornish - Monette
Billy Gerald Cornish, 64, of Monette, died Friday, July 19, 2002, at
his residence. He was a retired farmer, of the Baptist faith, lived most
of his life in the Monette area, and a member of the Woodman of the World.
He is survived by his wife, Coty Ann Cornish of the home; a son, Brady
Cornish of Monette; a daughter, Cindy Smith of Weiner; two sisters, Clar
Dallas of Dumas and Aileen Castlebury of Paris, Texas; two grandchildren,
Morgan Milligan and Cody Smith.
A memorial graveside service was held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Monette
Cemetery with Rev. Clarence Cornish officiating. The funeral arrangements
were under the direction of Gregg Funeral Home of Monette.
The family requests anyone wishing to leave a lasting memorial consider
S. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis.
Iva Nell Akes - Monette
Iva Nell Akes, 61, of Monette, died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2002, at her
home. Born at Heber Springs, she was the daughter of the late Robie and
Gertie Goff Clayton and had been a Leachville and Monette area resident
since 1949. She was retired from Frolic Footwear and was a member of the
Church of God.
She is survived by her husband, Floyd Akes, of Monette; a son, Mike
Akes, of Paragould: a daughter, Vickie Southerly, of Marmaduke; seven brothers,
Leo Clayton of Monette, Raymond Lee Clayton and Bill Clayton, both of Leachville,
Kenneth Clayton of Moentte, Delbert Wayne Clayton of Greenbriar, Myril
Clayton of Leachville and Dean Clayton of San Antonio, Texas: two sisters,
Wincle Clayton of Monette and Imagene Roper of Leachville; six grandchildren
and a great-grandson.
The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Howard Funeral Chapel
in Leachville with Rev. Dennis Madison officiating. Burial was in the Cudd
Cemetery in Marmaduke under the direction of Howard Funeral Service.
William E. "Bill" Barrett - Caraway
William E. "Bill" Barrett, 78, of Caraway, died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2002,
at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Delaware, Ohio, he
was a longtime Blytheville resident and a retired salesman for the Krey
Packing Co. He was a member of the Blytheville First United Methodist Church
and a charter member of the Caraway Lions Club. He served in the Navy during
World War II and Korean War and was a member of the Sons of the Revolution
and the American Legion.
Survivors include his wife, Alpha Lorraine "Larry" Rourke Barrett of
Caraway; a son, Richard E. "Rick" Barrett of Mountain Home; four grandchildren,
Weston Scrape III, Terrance Lee Scrape, Ashley Jean Jackson and Richard
Gann Barrett; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, E.E. and Eurie Sands Burnett,
and a daughter.
The funeral was held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Cobb
Funeral Home of Blytheville. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery.
The family requests that anyone wishing to leave a lasting memorial
consider the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis or First
United Methodist Church in Blytheville.
Jeanette Marbry - Tyronza
Jeanette Marbry, 73, of Tyronza died Tuesday, April 8, 2003, at St.
Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She retired as manager of a One-Hour
Martinizing and was of the Baptist belief.
Survivors include two sons, Ricky Furnish and Kenny Furnish, both of
Walls, Miss.; two daughters, Barbara Burch of Tyronza and Inez Speights
of Lake Jackson, Texas; two sisters, Lou Ann Moon of Lake City and Vicki
Holden of Palestine, Texas; seven brothers, James Moon, Sonny Moon and
Craig Moon, all of Trumann, Tom Moon of Glen Allen, Va., Larry Moon and
Paul Moon, both of Lake City, and Jackie Moon of Bay; 15 grandchildren
and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two husbands, Leroy Furnish and Leonard
Marbry; and her parents, Victor W. and Inez Doty Moon.
The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Roller-Citizens
Funeral Home in West Memphis with Boyd Hosman officiating. Burial was in
Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion.
Jeremy Randell Davis - Jonesboro
Jeremy Randell Davis, 21, of Jonesboro, died Monday, June 8, 2003.
A native and life-long resident of Jonesboro, he was a 2000 graduate of
Nettleton High School and a member of the Nettleton Baptist Church in Jonesboro.
He was currently a junior at Arkansas State University and was employed
by Nettleton Public Schools.
He is survived by his parents, Randy and Michele sparks Davis of the
home; a sister, Paige Davis of the home; his maternal grandparents, Jerry
and Claudine Sparks of Jonesboro; and paternal grandparents, Luther and
Dottie Harris of Jonesboro and Gene Davis of California.
The funeral was held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Emerson Memorial Chapel
with Rev. John Lee officiating. Burial was in Pine Log Cemetery with Emerson
Funeral Home of Jonesboro in charge of arrangements.
Active pallbearers include Terry Lee Heather, Daniel Massey, Zack Gartman,
Chett Hickman, Brannon Hollis, Quinton Storman, Wayne Jones, Marshall Hubbard,
Zach Bean, and Ryan Stevens.
Honorary pallbearers include members of the Nettleton High School class
The family requests anyone wishing to leave a lasting memorial consider
the Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock.
J.W. (Bud) Wortham - Manila
J.W. Edward (Bud) Wortham, 83, of Manila died Sunday, April 8, 2001.
He was born July 7, 1917, to Jennie and William Wortham. He was a retired
carpenter and volunteer fireman. He was an avid golfer and a huge baseball
fan. He was a member of the Manila First Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Irene Wortham; a son, J.W.
Edward Wortham, Jr. of Tulsa, Okla.; a daughter, Susan Lewis of Jonesboro;
four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He is also survived by
a brother, George Wortham, of Batesville, and a sister, Maureen Powell,
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Howard Funeral Service
Chapel in Manila. Brother Jim Fowler of Paragould and Ray Dill of Manila
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial
will be in Manila Cemetery.
Jane Naomi Lancaster - Horseshoe Bend
Jane Naomi Lancaster, 60, of Horseshoe Bend, died Saturday, Aug. 11,
2001, at St. Bernards Medical Center. Born at Jonesboro, she was a home
health nurse for the Arkansas Department of Health for 15 years, a member
of the Arkansas Employees Association and a member of the Highland Drive
Christian Church in Jonesboro.
Survivors include her husband, William F. Lancaster of the home; a
son, Steven W. Lancaster of Manila; a daughter, Lynley Christian of Jonesboro;
two brothers, Edward "Buster" Orr of Jonesboro and Johnny Orr of Springfield,
Ore.; two sisters, June Pierce and Wendy Sharp, both of Jonesboro; and
She was preceded in death by her parents, a son and a grandson.
A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. Roller-Farmers
Union Funeral Home of Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements.
Dona Jo Banton - Marmaduke
Dona Jo Banton, 38, of Marmaduke, died Nov. 17, 2001, at Regional Medical
Center in Jonesboro. She was an office manager and of the Pentecostal faith.
She is survived by her husband, Jimmy Banton of Marmaduke; her father,
Alton Darty of Carrolls Corner; a son, Brandon Jones of Manila; two daughters,
Melissa Garrison of Paragould and Christina Haley of Manila; four sisters,
Cathy Moore of Gosnell, Barbara Yancey of Osceola, Alyalee Long of Keiser,
and Phyllis Towery of Carrolls Corner; a brother, Alton Darty, Jr., of
Osceola; and three grandchildren.
The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Wilson Funeral Home in Osceola
with Brother Huey Meherg officiating. Burial was in Garden Point Cemetery
in Etowah with Wilson Funeral Home in charge.
Pearl Ruby Davenport - Manila
Pearl Ruby Davenport, 88, of Manila, died Friday, July 19, 2002, at
St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Monette, she was the
daughter of the late J.B. and Elizabeth Crow Files and was a life-long
Manila resident. She was the widow of Claude Davenport and a member of
New Harmony Baptist Church.
She is survived by three sons, Gene Davenport of Collinsville, Ill.,
Bud Davenport of Manila, and Benny Davenport of Hot Springs; five daughters,
Faye Regan of Collinsville, Ill., Betty Sue Watkins of New Douglas, Ill.,
Eunice Thiel of Collinsville, Ill., Joyce Long of Mt. Home and Diane Long
of Manila; a brother, Pete Files of Manila; a sister, Alta Loveless of
Helena; 26 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by
a daughter, Mary Lee Pulley.
The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. today (Tuesday) at the Howard Funeral
Chapel in Manila with Rev. William Piercy and Rev. Allen Quinn officiating.
Burial will be in the Manila Cemetery.
Kaleb Chase Carter - Moentte
Kaleb Chase Carter, infant son of Donald Arthur and Kathy Lynn Carter
of Monette, died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2002, at The Med Center in Memphis.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Brittney
Patricia Marie Carter and Cheyenne Selena Carter, both of the home; a brother,
Donald Arthur Carter II of the home; paternal grandfather, Arthur J. Carter
of Jonesboro; maternal grandparents, Roy D. and Patsy Hurt of Leachville;
maternal great-grandmother, Maxine Pratt of Wilson.
A graveside service was held at 2:30 Monday at the Monette Cemetery
with Rev. Rick Stevens officiating. Arrangements were under the direction
of Gregg Funeral Home of Monette.
Earnest Alton Cloninger - Oklahoma
Earnest Alton Cloninger, 64, of Oklahoma, formerly of Monette, died
Dec. 3, 2002. He was born Nov. 20, 1938 in Clarksville to Virgil and Burlie
Pelts Cloninger. He attended school at Monette High School until he enlisted
in the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Patsy Lou (Robinson) Cloninger;
sons, Earnest Wayne and wife Carmelita Cloninger, and Randy Cloninger;
daughters, Brenda and husband, Martin Wolf, and Delora and husband, Ron
Minard; brothers, Floyd Cloninger and Charles Cloninger; sisters, Loretta
Cunningham and Mary Jane Elias; grandchildren, Dennis Wolf, Vernonica Towe
and husband, J.R., Joshua Minard, Ryan Minard, Tyler Minard, Devin Cloninger,
and Brandi Cloninger.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Wade, Roy, and
The funeral was held at noon Friday, Dec. 6, at the South Colonial
Chapel of Vondel Smith.
Edward Lee Tyler - Manila
Edward Lee Tyler, 54, of Manila, died Thursday, June 12, 2003, at the
Med in Memphis from injuries received in a fire at his home. Born at Manila,
he was the son of the late Cornelius and Bessie Martin Tyler and had lived
most of his life in Manila. Mr. Tyler attended Manila High School and was
a truck driver and carpenter.
He is survived by three daughters, Genice Styles, Jennifer Tyler, both
of Seagoville, Texas, and Rita Tyler of Balch Springs, Texas; four brothers,
Larry Tyler of Manila, Randy Tyler of Ohio, Terry Tyler of El Dorado, and
Cornelius "Dickie" Tyler, Jr., of Grand Prairie, Texas; two sisters, Sharon
Kay Hickman of Cardwell, and Rita Jane Tyler Rose of Elkhart, Ind.; and
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers,
Gary and Jerry Tyler.
The funeral was held at 11 a.m. Monday at Howard Funeral Chapel in
Manila with Rev. Don Phillips officiating. Burial was in the Monette Cemetery.