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Chalee Renee May - Monette
Chalee Renee May, two days old, daughter of Bobby May Jr., and Misty May, died Dec. 14, 2001, at Arkansas children's Hospital in Little Rock.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by a brother, Hunter DeWayne May of the home; paternal grandfather, Bobby May Sr., of Farmington, Mo., paternal grandmother, Carolyn Wilson of Etowah; maternal grandfather, Paul J. Lancaster of Monette; maternal grandmother, Sheila Puckett, of Ripley, Miss., paternal step-grandmother, Anna May, of Farmington, Mo.; paternal step-grandfather, John Wilson of Etowah, maternal step-grandmother, Carla Lancaster, of Monette.
A graveside service was held at 2 p.m., Sunday, at the Macey Cemetery with Rev. Jim Rupard officiating. Gregg Funeral Home of Monette was in charge.

Madelyn Zoe West - Midway
Madelyn Zoe West, 90, of Midway, died Monday, June 3, 2002, at Baxter County Hospital at Mountain Home. She was born at Alicia and had lived at Midway for 12 years, formerly of Jonesboro. She was a member of the Stone Street Assembly of God Church in Jonesboro and a homemaker.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Gene and Larey West of Bountiful, Utah, and Elvin and Rose West of Mountain Home; a daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and James Moore of Mountain Home; a sister, Syble King of Fresno, Calif.; 13 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, David F. West, and a son, Frankie J. West.
A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. Friday at Macey Cemetery near Monette with Rev. James Moore officiating. Gregg Funeral Home of Monette was in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers were Danny West, David West, Ted West, James D. Moore, Scott Sellars and Danny Burrows.

Rosetta "Rose" Presley - Caraway
Rosetta "Rose" Presley, 77, of Caraway, died Jan. 23, 2003, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center. She was a homemaker, member of Caraway Church of Christ and had lived in the Caraway area most of her life. She was born Feb. 27, 1925 at Hardy.
She is survived by her husband, Louis Presley, of the home; five sons, Ray Presley of Black Oak, Michael Presley of Copperas Cove, Texas, Jeff Presley of Jonesboro, Ronnie Presley of Caraway, and Kenneth House of Kansas City, Mo.; three daughters, Doris Love of Kingsland, Ga., Joyce Irvin of Wheeler, Texas, and Cheryl Schoolfield, of Caraway; two sisters, Hazeline Henry of Paragould and Mary Lou of Illinois; a brother, Laborn Massey of California; 31 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Cleo and Mary Masey and four grandchildren, two brothers and two sisters.
The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Caraway Church of Christ with minister Jeff McLean officiating. Burial was in Caraway Cemetery under the direction of Gregg Funeral Home of Monette.
Grandsons served as active pallbearers.
The family requests anyone wishing to leave a lasting memorial consider the Caraway Ambulance Service.

Amanda Emelia Umsted - Paragould
Amanda Emelia Umsted, 88, of Paragould died Thursday, April 10, 2003, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. Born in Albee, S.D., she had worked as a sales clerk at Belks until her retirement in 1980. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Paragould.
Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Lee Hughes of Jonesboro and Carolyn Teeter of Little Rock; and four grandchildren, Matthew Teeter and Ellen Teeter, both of Little Rock, Amy Lambert of Leachville and Marka Hughes of Jonesboro.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leland Bowell "Bos" Umsted, two brothers and three sisters.
The funeral was held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Heath Funeral Home Colonial Chapel with Rev. David Moseley officiating. Burial was at Greene County Memorial Gardens.
The family requests that anyone wishing to leave a lasting memorial consider the First United Methodist Church.

Rickey Joe Iglehart - Jonesboro 
Ricky Joe Iglehart, 44, of Jonesboro died Wednesday, July 16, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical center in Jonesboro. Born in Jonesboro, he lived all of his life in the Jonesboro-Lake City area. He worked several years in the sales department of Hytrol Conveyor Company of Jonesboro and was a member of the Temple Missionary Baptist Church of Jonesboro.
He was a 1977 graduate of Lake City High School.
Survivors include a son, Taylor Iglehart of Jonesboro; two daughters, Brandi Iglehart and Brooke Iglehart, both of Searcy; his father, Bill Iglehart of Jonesboro; and two sisters, Donna pierce and Lisa Gambill, both of Jonesboro.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Holder Iglehart, and by a brother, Brent Iglehart.
The funeral was held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Emerson Memorial Chapel in Jonesboro with Rev. Jerry Jolly officiating. Burial was in Nettleton Cemetery with Emerson Funeral Home of Jonesboro in charge of arrangements.
Active pallbearers were Larry Smith, Mackey Hufstedler, Matt Farris, Scott Despain, Darrell Morgan, Scot Taylor, Marty Redman and Ben Dallas.

Bernice Lane "Mama Lane" Peters - Senath
Bernice Lane "Mama Lane" Peters, 92, of Senath died Monday, Nov. 4, 2002, at the Senath Nursing Center. She was born in Lexington, Tenn.
Survivors include three sons, Jimmy "Pete" Lane of Clarksdale, Miss., and Joe Lane and Jirden Lane, both of Senath; four daughters, Lula Wommack of Senath, Willie Barham of Hornersville, Margie Crites of Kennett, and Rita Ray Wildy of Leachville; 15 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Lane; her parents; two sons, two brothers; a sister; and two grandsons.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Assembly of God in Senath. Burial was in the Memorial Gardens at Kennett under the direction of McDaniel Funeral Home of Senath.
Grandsons served as pallbearers.

Albert Louis Roberts - Manila
Albert Louis Roberts, 79, of Manila, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Marmaduke, he was the son of the late Marvin and Nannie Lorene Smith Roberts. He was a retired concrete finisher and had lived several years in Flint, Mich., before making his home in Manila in 1996. He was a member of the New Haven Baptist Church in Flint, Mich.
Survivors include his wife, Carrie Crouch Roberts of Hornersville; a son, Allen Ray Roberts of Flint, Mich.; two daughters, Janet Faye James of Bowling Green, Ky., Mary L. Murray of Manila; six brothers, J.T. Roberts of Paragould, Dean Roberts, Alvie Roberts, John Roberts, Clarence Roberts, all of Flint, Mich., and Gene Roberts of Branch, Mich.; three sisters, Dorothy Crouch of Manila, Mary Hadley of Memphis, Tenn., and Wilma Milligan of Batesville; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Marshall Wayne Roberts and Alfred Roberts.
The funeral was held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Howard Funeral Chapel in Manila with Rev. William Piercy officiating. Burial was in the Manila Cemetery.

Wendell Hurley - Manila 
Wendell Hurley, 57, of Manila died Saturday, April 7, 2001, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born March 23, 1944, at Manila, he was the son of the late Charles and Effira Carpenter Hurley. He was a lifelong Manila area resident, a retired cotton ginner and was of the Baptist faith.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Ronda, and a son, Wendell Ron Hurley.
Survivors include his wife, Janet Newton Hurley of the home; a son, Brian Hurley of Manila; a brother, Buddy Hurley of Manila, and three sisters, Wanda Estus and Monteen Moyer, both of Manila, and Lorene Armfield of Oak Grove, La.
Services will be 2 p.m. today (Tuesday) at Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Manila, Rev. Waymon Holt officiating. Burial will follow in Manila Cemetery.

Mildred Lois Slankerd - Manila
Mildred Lois Slankerd, 72, of Manila, died Saturdary, Jan. 5, 2002, at her home. Born at Waverly, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late James and Mary Ann George Curtis. She was a longtime Manila area resident and of the Baptist faith.
She is survived by a son, Bobby Wayne Slankerd of Monette; three daughters, Ann Gipson of Monette, Dorothy Blake and Mary Sammons, both of Manila; two brothers, Robert Curtis of Thayer, Mo., and Earl Curtis of Moentte; three sisters, Jewel Brown of Lepanto, Shirley Ohler of Keiser, and Wanda Haygood of Waverly, Tenn.; 18 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles P. Slankerd in 1963.
The funeral was held at 3 p.m. Monday at the Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Manila. Burial was in the Manila Cemetery.

Mary Francis Wooten - Jonesboro
Mary Francis Wooten, 78, of Jonesboro, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born at Mt. View, and lived most of her life in the Monette and Childress areas. She was retired from the American Greeting Card Co. and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Monette. She was the widow of Robert Wooten who died in 1985.
She is survived by three sisters, Ina Ferguson of Walnut Ridge, Georgia Downs and Hallie Crider, both of Louisville, Ky.; four brothers, Bobby Wooten and Rickie Wooten, both of Jonesboro, Don Lee Wooten of St. Peters, Mo., and Ronnie Wooten of Covington, Tenn.; a daughters, Sue Martin of Jonesboro; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Gregg Funeral Home Chapel in Monette with Rev. Rick Hart, assisted by Bob Blankenship, officiating. Burial was in the Monette Cemetery under the direction of Gregg Funeral Home of Monette.
Active pallbearers were Bobby Wooten, Don Lee Wooten, Ronnie Wooten, Rickie Wooten, Troy Martin and Kevin Wooten. Honorary pallbearers were Ladies Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church.
The family requests that anyone wishing to leave a lasting memorial consider the First Baptist Church Building Fund.

Geneva Gloria Sue Stephens - Leachville
Geneva Gloria Sue Stephens, 58, of Leachville died Friday, July 29, 2002, at her home. Born at Leachville, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Annie Howard and was a lifelong resident of the Leachville and Monette area. She was a homemaker and a member of the Monette Assembly of God Church.
She is survived by her husband, Billy Stephens of the home; three sons, Bobby Woods, Jesse Woods, Lewis Stephens, all of Leachville: five daughters, Mylinda Thompson, and Candice Stephens, both of Leachville, Rose Reed of Monette, April Stephens and Angel Stephens, both of England; five sisters, Shirley Bryant of Campbell, Christene Courtois of St. Louis, Linda Woods and Patsy Sowell, both of Jonesboro, and Marlene Chamberlain of Cardwell; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Woods, her son, Lewis Woods and her sister, Neva Jean Howard.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Howard Funeral Chapel in Leachville with Rev. Junior Puckett officiating. Burial was in the Macey Cemetery.

Lee Allen Pyland - Caraway
Lee Allen Pyland, 41, of Caraway, died Friday, Nov. 8, 2002, at his residence. He was a carpenter and member of Community of Christ Church. He had lived in Caraway a lifetime.
He is survived by his mother, Linda Pyland, of the home; his maternal grandparents, Bruce and Lorene Murphy of Jonesboro; two brothers, Terry Pyland and Lynn Pyland, both of Caraway, a niece, Tara Flores, of Paris, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his father, William E. "Bill" Pyland and paternal grandparents, Claude and Cleo Pyland, and maternal grandmother, Ruby Murphy.
The funeral was held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Gregg Funeral Home in Monette with Dr. Tad Rogers officiating. Burial was in the Caraway Cemetery under the direction of Gregg Funeral Home of Moentte.

Mattie Tacker - Black Oak
Mattie Tacker, 83, of Black Oak died Friday, Jan. 24, 2003, in West Memphis. She was a member of Marked Tree Church of God and a homemaker.
Survivors include three sons, Charles Tacker, Ronald Tacker and Everett Tacker, all of Black Oak; a sister, Eva Burroughs of Tallahassee, Fla.; three brothers, Chester Perkins of Tyronza, Glen Perkins of Monticello and Leo Perkins of Memphis; four grandchildren, Keith Tacker, Kelley Tacker, Mandy Tacker and Kayla Tacker; and one great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Nelson Tacker; her parents, Charlie and Minnie Lillard Perkins; a sister and five brothers.
The funeral was held at 1 p.m. Monday in the Chapel of Roller-Citizens Funeral Home of West Memphis, with Gene Willingham and Tony Busby officiating. Burial was in Tyronza Cemetery.

Jack Moore - Jonesboro
Jack Moore, 64, of Jonesboro died Monday, July 14, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was the coach of the All-American Redheads Women's Basketball Team for 10 years and was named to the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame. He was active in the development of the Valley View boys baseball team and the summer baseball program and the Valley View baseball field was named in his honor. He was a charter member of the Valley View Booster Club and coached girls volleyball, girls basketball, boys baseball and T-ball at Valley View.
He is survived by his wife, Bettye Moore of Jonesboro; a son, Travis Moore of Jonesboro; a daughter, Becky Poe of Jonesboro; a brother, Orwell Moore of Caraway; three sisters, Maxine Corbett of Tampa, Fla., Anna Pearl Roberts of Jonesboro and Marjorie Pittman of Caraway; and two grandchildren, Molly Beth Poe and Jeremy Poe, both of Jonesboro.
He was preceded in death by his parents, J.S. and Maude Moore, and a brother.
The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Friday at Southwest Church of Christ with Merle Henry officiating. Burial was in McDaniel Cemetery under the direction of Emerson Funeral Home of Jonesboro.
Active pallbearers were Kent Roberts, Aaron Burke, Shannon Tucker, Michael Anderson, Dickie Roberts, Kevin Mullins, Keith Mullins, Jeremy Roberts, McClain Mullins, Bob Pittman and Randy McPhearson.
Honorary pallbearers were Harold Lamb, Lomer Turney, Bob Ryan, John Sanders, Ed Weaver, Larry Cain, Tucker Housley, Pat Chitmon, Paul Veteto, Alan Pemberton, Garreth James, Jim Vinson, Jimmy Shockley, Mike Mangrum, Barry Parish, Joe Hendrix, Jim Turney, Kagle Huff, Paul Pickle, Benny Tolbert and Ken Stewart.

Joe Mack Hester - Blytheville 
Joe Mack Hester, 72, of Blytheville, died Saturday, March 31, 2001. A lifetime Blytheville resident, he was a member of the First Baptist Church and the church's Fellowship Sunday School Class.
He served for 12 years on the Blytheville City Council and operated the Fairview Golf Course for many years. As president of the Blytheville Kiwanis Club, he was presented with the International President's Award in recognition of distinguished leadership and service. He was a member of the Mississippi County Fair Board and was on the county steering committee of the Democratic Party.
He taught a men's Bible class at Calvary Baptist Church for 25 years, was a master sergeant in the National Guard and operated a motel and restaurant for 20 years. A 32nd degree Mason, Hester was also a Shriner and past patron of the Manila Order of the Eastern Star. An Eagle Scout and Scoutmaster for many years, Hester was also a member of OK Hunting and Fishing Club.
Survivors include his wife, Lovie Mae Giles Hester of the home; a son, Dr. Joe Dodd Hester of Magnolia; a daughter, Lovie Denise Johnson of Blytheville, and four grandchildren.
The funeral was held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church Chapel in Blytheville with the Rev. Bill Fuller and Steve Bowland officiating. Interment was in Dogwood Mausoleum, under the direction of Cobb Funeral Home of Blytheville.

Etoil Hooper - Cardwell
Etoil Hooper, 84, of Cardwell, the widow of James Vester Hooper, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2002, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett. Born at Cardwell, she was the daughter of the late William and Dora Pope and had lived most of her life in Cardwell.
She is survived by four sons, Charles Hooper of Hornersville, Wallace Hooper of Cardwell, Johnny Hooper and Paul, both of Jacksonville; eight daughters, Doris Brown of Walcott, Alice Bishop and Jane Stanfield, both of Paragould, Priscilla Angotti of Cardwell, Pamela Roy Sandwich of Illinois, Mary Jo Ward of Arbyrd, Rose June Johnson of Jacksonville, and Sharon Morrison of Glendale, Ariz.; 28 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral was held at 11 a.m. Monday at Howard Funeral service Chapel in Leachville with Rev. Philip Bynum officiating. Burial was in the Cardwell Cemetery.

David Wayne Russell - Paragould
David Wayne Russell, 47, of Paragould died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2002, at his residence.
Survivors include a son, Shane Aaron Russell of Southaven, Miss.; his parents, Delbert and Betty Russell of Paragould; three brothers, Bobby Russell and Dewayne Russell, both of Paragould, and Steve Russell of Cardwell; a sister, Judy Cook of Paragould; and a grandson, Dalton Russell of Southaven.
The funeral was held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Heath Funeral Home Colonial Chapel. The Rev. Bill Bass will officiate, and burial was in Cardwell Cemetery.

George David Whittenburg - Caraway
George David Whittenburg, 69, of Caraway, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Lonoke, he was the son of the late Louie and Francis Flowers Whittenburg and had been a resident of Caraway since 1940. He was an assembly technician with Peerless Manufacturing at Paragould and was of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Whittenburg, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Dwight and Tracy Whittenburg, of Caraway; a daughter and son-in-law, Joy and Ronnie Tipton, of Caraway; two sisters, Irma Gatlin of Caraway and Ima Presley of the Milligan Ridge Community, and two grandchildren.
The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Howard Funeral Chapel in Manila with Rev. Waymon Holt officiating. Burial was in the Manila Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Mike Adams, Kenneth Faulkner, Leo Stallings, Joe South, Rick Jackson and Charlie Smith.
Honorary pallbearers were Jr. Presley, Billy Moyer, Gene Holt, Louie Presley, Tommy Schoolfield and Greg Adams.

Clarence Leroy Lowery Sr. - Jonesboro 
Clarence Leroy Lowery Sr., 59, of 6016 Arkansas 163 South, Jonesboro, died Monday, April 2, 2001, at his residence. Born in Trumann, he owned and operated Southside Nursery in Jonesboro and was a member of the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Brenda Faye Welch Lowery of the home; a daughter, Cristal Darnell Hanners of Monette; three sons, Clarence Leroy "Topper" Lowery Jr. of the home, Jeffery Lynn Lowery of Jonesboro and Bryan O'Neal Lowery of Nashville, Tenn.; his mother, Lois Lowery of Harrisburg; four sisters, Pearl Chambers, Dorothy Wilson and Loretta Nance, all of Harrisburg, and Gail Parnell of Virginia; four brothers, Doyal Lowery, Alvis Lowery and Wayne Lowery, all of Harrisburg, and Jerry Lowery of Trumann, and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, James Elmer "Nub" Lowery, a sister and a brother.
The funeral was held at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Chapel of Thompson Funeral Home in Trumann. Burial was in Holly Springs Cemetery at Harrisburg.
Active pallbearers were Pete Tharp, C.A. Jones, David Clines, Jeff Jones, Cletis Collins and Ken Crisp.
Honorary pallbearers were Chall Hill, Odell Everhart, Charles Kindarts and Charles S. Pendegart.

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