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Grace Lamb Stevenson 
Mrs. Grace Lamb Stevenson, 73, of Blytheville died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Blytheville. Born April 2, 1927, in Grider, the daughter of Lewis and Ophia Lesley Welch, she was a lifelong resident of Blytheville and attended Mary's Chapel Baptist Church. She had been employed by Meyers Bakery and was a retired production worker for Universal Manufacturing. According to family members, she was a very devoted mother and grandmother. 
Mrs. Stevenson was preceded in death by her parents. 
She leaves eight children, Robbie Gallagher, Rebecca Wise, Robert Lamb and Martie Stallings, all of Armorel; Ronald Lamb of Jonesboro; Roy Lamb of Sheridan; Rhonda Enos of the Promise Land community; and William Lamb of Blytheville; 
Three brothers, John Welch and Lewis Welch Jr., both of Hosston, La., and Bruce Welch of Blytheville; 
Two sisters, Dorothy Trucks of Hope and Mary Smith of Armorel; and 
Twenty grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. 
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Cobb Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Mike Welch and the Rev. Rick Brothers will officiate, and burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery. 
The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. 

William Tucker 
Mr. William Tucker, 86, of Blytheville died today at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Blytheville. 
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Wilson Funeral Home of Blytheville. 

Virginia Lee Hodge Yates 
Mrs. Virginia Lee Hodge Yates, 77, of Durand, Mich., died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, at her home in Durand. Born in Blytheville to D.J. and Annie Hart Hodge, she was raised in Blytheville but had lived in Michigan in recent years. 
Mrs. Yates leaves four daughters, Gayle Baker of Lawton, Okla., Julie Bruce of Phoenix, Martha Rysinko and Susie Shay, both of Durand; 
One son, David Yates of Durand; 
Two brothers, D.J. Hodge of Blytheville and Jerry Hodge of North Little Rock; 
One sister, Bonnie Smith of Seal Beach, Calif.; and 
Eleven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Feb. 13, in Durand. 

CHARLES CHASE 
Mr. Charles Chase, 71, of Blytheville, died Friday, Aug. 3, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Blytheville. He was born July 30, 1930, in Osceola, the son of Lizzie and Phil Chase, who preceded him in death.
Mr. Chase leaves four sisters, Vivian Beasley of St. Louis and Leora Thomas, Annie Brown and Betty Miller, all of Blytheville;
Four brothers, John Wesley Chase of Caruthersville, Mo., Freddie Chase of San Francisco, Allen Crutchfield of Kansas City, Mo., and Phil Chase Jr. of Washington, D.C.; and
Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. 
Funeral services were conducted Aug. 10 at the Carter Funeral Home in Caruthersville. Elder C.M. Clayborn officiated, and burial followed in Magnolia Cemetery in Caruthersville.

MILDRED WEATHERS KENNEMORE 
Mrs. Mildred Weathers Kennemore, 78, died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-East in Memphis. She was a lifelong resident of Mississippi County and the Osceola Church of Christ. She was a Co-Founder Broker of Kennemore Real Estate in 1953; Co-Founder Broker of Kennemore Insurance Agency in 1970, and secretary for Triple K Construction Co.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Kennemore Sr. 
Mrs. Kennemore leaves two sons, Mayor Charles "Dickie" Kennemore Jr. and James H. "Jimbo" Kennemore, both of Osceola; 
One daughter, Judith Ann Buck of Sikeston, Mo.; 
One sister, Frances Parke of Osceola; and 
Eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. 
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Osceola Church of Christ. Grandsons will be pallbearers. 
The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Roller-Swift Funeral Home in Osceola. 
Memorials may be sent to the Osceola Church of Christ Building Fund, the Marshall Conner Scholarship fund in care of Osceola Church of Christ or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

SARAH ANN BERRY 
Mrs. Sarah Ann Berry, 61, of Leachville, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Luxora, the daughter of John Henry and Ulala Byrd, she was a lifelong area resident, a private sitter, and of the Baptist faith.
She was preceded in death by her father. 
Mrs. Berry leaves her mother, Mrs. Ulala Baggett of Leachville; 
One daughter, Brenda Thornton of Baton Rouge, La.; 
Three sisters, Melba Auther of Lake Mary, Fla., Janet Stallings of Westminster, Colo., and Ulala Skaggs of Leachville; 
Her grandmother, Thelma Grigsby of Leachville; and 
Two grandchildren. 
Funeral services were conducted at 3:30 today in the Cobb Funeral Home Chapel in Blytheville, with the Rev. James Welch officiating. Burial followed in Dogwood Cemetery.

RAYMOND CONRAD DARNELL 
Mr. Raymond Conrad Darnell, 87, of Hayti, Mo., died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001, at the Pemiscot Nursing Home in Hayti. Born Feb. 26, 1914, in Braggadocio, Mo., the son of Riley Darnell and Sene Barksdale Darnell, he attended Braggadocio schools.
On May 13, 1939, in Blytheville, he was united in marriage to Miss Zella Mae Parker. He was engaged in the trucking business prior to his retirement and was a member of the Braggadocio Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, two brothers and two sisters. 
Mr. Darnell leaves two daughters, Delorise Ann Bryant and Patricia Darnell, both of Braggadocio; 
Two sons, Russell Conrad Darnell of Braggadocio and Bobby Beck of Senath, Mo.; 
One sister, Dorothy Bennett of Hayti; 
Four grandchildren, Tamie Marie Edleman of Fort Bragg, Calif., Michael Raymond Wallace and Jeremy Conrad Darnell, both of Braggadocio, and Ryan Conrad Darnell of Malden, Mo.; 
Six great-grandchildren, Logan Claire Darnell and Lauren Elizabeth Darnell, both of Malden, Lauren Holly Wallace and Brittany Taylor Wallace, both of Braggadocio, and Sabrina Edleman and Aaron Edleman, both of Fort Bragg; and
A number of other relatives and many friends. 
Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday in the H.S. Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Caruthersville, with the Rev. David Boyd officiating. Burial followed in Pemiscot Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Caruthersville. Honorary pallbearers were Charles Albert Faris and H.L. Thornton. Active pallbearers were Pat Trevathan, Tommy Lynn Crowe, Larry Thrasher, Paul Wayne Wilcox, G.W. Clay and Billy Pearson.

AUBRA OLIN HAYS 
The Rev. Aubra Olin Hays, 88, of Manila, a retired Methodist preacher, died Thursday at his home. 
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Howard Funeral Service of Manila. 

GLADYS MILDRED RABEY 
Ms. Gladys Mildred Rabey, 88, formerly of Manila, died Wednesday at her home in Okeechobee, Fla. 
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Howard Funeral Service of Manila. 

FENTON TURNER 
Mr. Fenton Turner, 78, of Joiner, died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Osceola. He was a member of Golden Leaf Missionary Baptist Church in Gilmore and a retired factory worker. He was born April 4, 1923.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Golden Leaf Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Joe Weeden officiating. Burial will follow in Whiteside Cemetery in Osceola. Friends and family will be active pallbearers.
The family will receive visitors from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel in Osceola. 

JACK EDWARD BARLEY 
Mr. Jack Edward Barley, 67, of Searcy, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002, in Searcy. Born Aug. 9, 1934, in Steele, Mo., he was a retired truck driver for Wal-Mart, a U.S. Army veteran, a member of the First Baptist Church in Kennett, Mo., a hunter and a member of the G&L Hunting Club.
He was preceded in death by his parents Clarence and Nannie K. Barley, and two sisters, Joyce Poley and Zeda Jalain. 
Mr. Barley leaves his wife, Charlotte Barley of the home; 
Two sons, Dennis Barley of Searcy and Brian Farley of Jonesboro; 
One daughter, Carman Baker of Bald Knob; 
One brother, Reggie Barley of Port Charlotte, Fla.; 
Three sisters, Christine Taylor of Steele, Bobbie Lair of Port Charlotte and Nedra Little of Caruthersville, Mo.; and 
Five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. 
Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan 30, at the Searcy Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Mount Zion Cemetery in Steele.

ELIZABETH L. 'BETTY' BOWLES 
Mrs. Elizabeth L. "Betty" Bowles, 85, of Osceola, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Osceola. Born Oct. 26, 1916, she was a retired employee of Production Credit Association and a member of the First United Methodist Church since 1942, where she had served as a Sunday school teacher and was active in the United Missionary Women's organization. She was also a member of PEO.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Tim Bowles. 
Mrs. Bowles leaves one daughter, Betty Clare Winston, and her husband, Lowell O. Winston Jr. of Osceola; 
Three grandchildren, T. Bryan Winston of North Benton, Ohio, Lowell O. Trae Winston III of Memphis and Elizabeth L. Creecy of Osceola; and
Three great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Blair Winston, T. Bryan Winston and Baylor W. Winston, all of Colbert, Wash. 
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church, with burial following in Mississippi County Memorial Gardens Cemetery. The Rev. Allen Rainey will officiate.
The family will receive visitors from 6 to 7 p.m. today at Roller-Swift Funeral Home in Osceola. 
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 303 S. Pecan St., Osceola, Ark., 72370. 

VAMA AUGUSTA HAYDEN 
Mrs. Vama Augusta Hayden, 94, of Leachville, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in the Red Onion community near Monette, the daughter of John and Martha Nance, she had been a Leachville resident for most of her life and was a member of the Church of God.
She was preceded in death by her parents. 
Mrs. Hayden leaves one son, Darrell Hayden of Paragould; 
One daughter, Jean Hayden Rogers of Houston; 
Four brothers, Murell Nance of Memphis, Collier Nance of Monette, Vassar Nance of Leachville and Herndon Nance of Corsicana, Texas;
Two sisters, Alma Dulaney of Jonesboro and Zelma Ashabranner of Cedar Hill, Texas; and 
Five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. 
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Leachville, with burial following in Monette Cemetery.
The family will receive visitors from 4:30 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

VIRGINIA HARRELL HAYES 
Mrs. Virginia Harrell Hayes, 81, of Manila, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Blytheville. Born June 25, 1920, in Leora, Mo., the daughter of Zeddie and Pearl Blackburn Kinder, she was a longtime area resident and a member of Browns Chapel Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and, according to family members, a wonderful cook. She enjoyed spending time with her great-grandchildren. Her hobbies included playing checkers, dominoes and cards and dancing.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two husbands, Billy Hayes and Marvin Harrell; one brother, Ralph Kinder; two sisters, Lurrie and Hallie Kinder; and one grandchild, Lonnie Glenn Barks.
Mrs. Hayes leaves one son, Donald Harrell of Manila; 
One daughter, Sharron Barks of Ripley, Miss.; 
One brother, Paul Stull of Manila; 
One stepbrother, Harvey Lee James of Leachville; and 
Three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Brown Chapel Baptist Church in Manila, with the Rev. Graig Stull and the Rev. Eddie Hawkins officiating. Burial will follow in Leachville Cemetery, under the direction of Cobb Funeral Home of Blytheville.
The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

GEARLINE ANDERSON 
Mrs. Gearline Anderson, 63, of Blytheville, died Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. 
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by McDonald-Horne Funeral Home. 

MARTHA AUSTIN 
Mrs. Martha Austin, 86, of Blytheville, the widow of Rush Knox Austin, died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-East in Memphis, Tenn. Born Dec. 19, 1915, in Medina, Tenn., the daughter of John and India Luckey Polk, she was a lifelong Blytheville resident and a member of Gosnell Baptist Church. According to her family, Mrs. Austin was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who devoted her life to her family and home.
In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by one brother, Lawrence Brigance, and two sisters, Cora and Florence Barnes.
Mrs. Austin leaves her daughter, Janet Duplessis of Bartlett, Tenn.; 
One grandson, Barry Bolding of Memphis; and 
Two great-grandsons, Trevor Austin Bolding and Tanner Wade Bolding, both of Memphis. 
Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Elmwood Cemetery, with the Rev. Bill Fuller officiating.
The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Cobb Funeral Home in Blytheville. 

PAUL LORNE BURNS 
Mr. Paul Lorne Burns, 84, of Batesville, died today, Monday, Sept. 30, 2002, at Batesville Memorial Hospital. Born Sept. 22, 1918, in Boydstown, he was a carpenter and of the Pentecostal faith.
Mr. Burns leaves his wife, Lois Wink Burns of Batesville; 
Four daughters, Paulene Ayotte and Betty Burkholder, both of Osceola, Loucille Stone of Dell and Mary Johnson of Gosnell;
One stepson, Clarence Gray of Osceola; and 
Six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. 
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Weaver's Chapel Church in Batesville, with burial following in Weaver's Chapel Cemetery. The Rev. John High will officiate.
The family will receive visitors from noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the church. 
Roller-Couch Funeral Home of Batesville is in charge of arrangements. 

FLOSSIE GREEN 
Mrs. Flossie Green, 85, of Manila, the widow of Gordon Green, died Friday, Sept. 27, 2002, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Perkins, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Howard and Pearl Speer Evans. Mrs. Green was a former Leachville resident and had lived in Manila since 1995, where she was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Dennis Gordon; her brothers, Lyman and Leonard Evans; and her sisters, Pansey Higginbotham and Linnie Evans.
Mrs. Green leaves two sons, Richard Paul Green of Round Rock, Texas, and William Earl Green of Leesburg, Fla.; 
Two daughters, Mrs. Glynda Joyce Bates of Bloomfield, Mo., and Mrs. Charolette Wagner of Manila; 
One brother, Charles Eugene Evans of Sikeston, Mo.; 
One sister, Mrs. Jerry Wagoner of Oran, Mo.; and 
Fourteen grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. 
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Manila, with the Rev. Craig Russell officiating. Burial will follow in Monette Cemetery. 
The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. 
Memorials may be made to the Manila High School Library. 

OLLIE LORENE LOWE 
Mrs. Ollie Lorene Lowe, 76, of Hardy died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2002, at her home. Born Sept. 12, 1926, in Kensett, she was a homemaker and a member of Spring Lake Baptist Church in Ozark Acres.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Isaac "Ike" Lowe; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Meeks; one sister; and three brothers.
Mrs. Lowe leaves five sons and their wives, Bruce and Cathy Lowe of Jonesboro, James and Barbara Lowe of Blytheville, Terry and Cindy Howe of Hardy, Wayne C. and Barbara Lowe of Big Bear City, Calif., William Lowe of Milwaukie, Ore.;
One brother, Hubert Meeks of Denison, Texas; and 
Seventeen grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. 
Funeral services were conducted at 3 p.m. today at Tri-County's Cherokee Chapel in Hardy. Pallbearers were James Lowe, Bruce Lowe, James Lowe, Andrew Lowe, Tony Lowe and Aaron Lowe. Honorary pallbearers were Jim Crosby, Gregg Lowe, Drake Worden and Michael Lowe.
Memorials may be made to the Baker Cemetery or Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock. 

ARBEE 'BONE' ANDERSON JR. 
Mr. Arbee "Bone" Anderson Jr., 47, of Blytheville, died Friday, Nov. 22, 2002, at Methodist Healthcare University in Memphis, Tenn. Born May 27, 1955, in Heth, he was a former employee of Louis George Motor Co. and a member of Bible Way Church.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Alberta Malone Rupert. 
Mr. Anderson leaves his father and stepmother, R.B. and Helena Anderson of Milwaukee. 
His wife, Deborah "Debbie" Thomas Anderson of Blytheville; 
Four sons, Anthony "Dank" Dadgryn Anderson, and Reginald "Reggie" Thomas, Arbee "Bee Bee" Anderson III and Tommy James "James" Anderson, all of Blytheville;
One daughter, Angela Renee "Bye Bye" Anderson of Blytheville; 
His sisters and stepsisters, Mary Faye Brown, Earnestine McDowell and Theresa Anderson, all of Milwaukee, Mary Campbell and Darlene Patrick, both of Milwaukee, and Georgia Allen (Willie) of Brooklyn, N.Y.;
Four brothers, Robert Thompson (Cleo) of Memphis, Johnny Lee Anderson (Christine) and Ollie Anderson (Ella), all of Blytheville, and Connie Anderson of Milwaukee; 
Three stepbrothers, Howard Campbell (Debbie) of Lexington, Ky., Henry Campbell (Valerie) and Eddie Campbell, all of Milwaukee; 
Two special friends, Rosco Sharkey (Teresa) of Blytheville and Coy Johnson (Deloris) of Osceola; and three grandchildren, Reginald Lee "Little Reg" Thomas Jr. of Blytheville and Anthony Anderson Jr. and Destiny Anderson, both of Chicago.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at New St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, with Elder Curtis Smith Sr. officiating. Burial will follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery in Blytheville.
The family will receive visitors from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Wilson Funeral Home in Blytheville.


 


 

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