October 10, 2012 Edition

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Brenlyn Toria Jones William James Whitted


Bearden ~ Wall


James Marion Binkley Tyler Ray Crews Albert Glenn Dunahay II
Debra Carol Franks Thomas Goff Sr. Gary Wayne Hefner


Brenlyn Toria Jones

Kyle Jones and Shea Bobbitt, both of Hoxie, have announced the birth of a daughter, born on Aug. 29, 2012, at Harris Hospital in Newport.

The baby weighed seven pounds, 12 ounces, and has been named Brenlyn Toria Jones. She has three brothers, Slayde, five, Keldon, four, and Landyn, six.

Grandparents are Ray Bobbitt of Hoxie and the late Tori Bobbitt and Jay and Mary King of Delaplaine.

Great-grandparents are Jo Hanvey and Helen Bobbitt, both of Hoxie, and Edward and Barbara Jones of Ravenden.

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William James Whitted

William "Billy" and Leah Whitted of Walnut Ridge have announced the birth of a son, born Aug. 23, 2012, at NEA Baptist Medical Center in Jonesboro.

The baby weighed seven pounds, five ounces, and has been named William James Whitted. He has an older sister, Hayle, who is nine.

Grandparents are James Felix and Selma Whitted of Pocahontas and James and Shirley Grimes of Brookland and the late Sandra Grimes.

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Bearden ~ Wall

James and Sheila Bearden of Jonesboro have announced the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Shana LeighAnn Bearden, to Caleb Dean Wall, son of Dean and Debra Wall of Walnut Ridge.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Elmo and Evelyn Russell and Geralene Bearden, all of Jonesboro.

She is a 2004 graduate of Jonesboro High School and a 2008 graduate of UAMS in Jonesboro with a bachelor's degree in dental hygiene.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Leonard and Maggie Wall of Walnut Ridge and Bud and Mildred Veal of Jonesboro.

He is a 2002 Hoxie High School graduate and a 2008 graduate of Arkansas State University with a bachelor's degree in agricultural business.

He is currently employed as the plant manager at Lawrence County Seed Company.

The couple will exchange vows on Nov. 10 at 2:30 p.m. at the Valley View Church of Christ in Jonesboro.

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James Marion Binkley

James Marion Binkley, 89, of Ravenden, died Oct. 4, 2012, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Born Jan. 16, 1923, in Walnut Ridge, he was the son of Dolph and Bessie Gentry Binkley. He was a retired Navy Chief Commissaryman, serving in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. He was of the Christian belief.

Survivors include his wife, Irene Warner Binkley, whom he married July 7, 1943; two daughters, Rickie MacAdam, Ravenden, and Sandra Markham, Hoxie; a son, Miles Binkley, Arcadia, Mo.; two sisters, Lucy Warner, Hoxie, and Melba McIntire, Mesa, Ariz.; seven grandchildren, Robert Hawkins, Curtis Hawkins, Joshua Binkley, David Binkley, Jennifer Flowers, Rachel Markham and Alyssa Harl; seven great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Funeral was Saturday at 11 a.m. at Bryan Funeral Home with Bros. Warner Allen and Bill Markham officiating. Burial was in Lawrence Memorial Park.

Pallbearers were Joshua Binkley, David Binkley, Robert Hawkins, Curtis Hawkins, Chris Flowers and Scott Harl.

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

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Tyler Ray Crews

Tyler Ray Crews, 20, of Evening Shade, formerly of Saffell, died Oct. 3, 2012, at Evening Shade.

Born April 9, 1992, in Newport, he was a 2012 graduate of Hillcrest High School and a welder for DZ Atlantic in Newark. He was a member of Mt. Harmony Free Will Baptist Church at Saffell and attended First Faith Pentecostal Church at Cave City.

He was preceded in death by a grandfather, Henry Ray Crews.

Survivors include his wife, Katie Crews; a son, Austin Blaine Crews, of the home; his parents, Jackie and Wendy Rounds Crews, Saffell; a sister, Lindsey Crews, Saffell; his grandparents, Clara Nell Crews, Saffell, and Lynn and Sandra Long, Lynn; an aunt, Resa Bolin and husband Todd Batesville; three uncles, Scott Rounds and wife, Judy, Katy, Texas, Allen Rounds and wife Nicole, Newport, and Shannon Long and wife Tracy, Smithville; and five cousins, Stephanie Bolin, Shalynn Rounds, Jake Rounds, Brandon Rounds and Meredith Rounds.

Funeral was Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Hillcrest High School Gymnasium in Lynn with Bros. Caleb Harris and Stanley Vandergrift officiating. Burial was in Union Cemetery at Saffell under the direction of Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.

Pallbearers were Dylon Castillo, Cameron Vaulner, Hunter Durham, Billy Brannon, Cody Doyle and Paden Day. Honorary pallbearers were Dexter Huckabee, Cooper Vaulner, Derrick Gann, Ben Stout and the Hillcrest High School Class of 2010.

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

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Albert Glenn Dunahay II

Albert Glenn Dunahay II, 47, of North Little Rock, died Monday, October 8, 2012, after a lifelong battle with the disease of alcoholism.

He attended Jacksonville High School and worked in various sales positions throughout his life and at Leisuretime Foods in Greenville, S.C., for many years. He loved the Arkansas Razorbacks and Texas Rangers and never missed watching or listening to their games.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Elmer and Chloe Dunahay; and his maternal grandparents, Mary Lee and Edwin Baldridge.

He is survived by his parents, Glenn and Ruth Ann Dunahay of Maumelle; one sister, Tracy Rath and husband Curtis of McKinney, Texas; a niece, Taryn Rath of Kalamazoo, Mich., a nephew, OS3 Trenton Rath of Norfolk, Va.; and a special friend, Cheryl Avance of North Little Rock.

Graveside services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Lawrence Memorial Park with Robert Davis and Chester Gilmore officiating under the direction of House Gregg Funeral Home of Walnut Ridge.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the AA Wolfe Street Foundation, P.O. Box 3708, Little Rock, AR 72203 or the Pulaski County Humane Society in Little Rock, 14600 Colonel Glenn Rd, Little Rock, AR 72210.

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


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Debra Carol Franks

Debra Carol Mullen Franks, 61, of Jonesboro, died Oct. 5, 2012, at N.E.A. Baptist Hospital.

Born Oct. 12, 1950, in Walnut Ridge, she was a retired teacher for the Valley View and Jonesboro School District. She received a bachelor's, master's and specialist degree from Arkansas State University. She was a member of Southwest Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by a son, John Franks; her parents, Lemoyne and Margaret Finley Mullen; and a brother, David Mullen.

Survivors include her husband of 41 years, Mac Franks; a son, Casey Franks and wife Heather, Little Rock; a daughter, Amanda Weathers and husband Bradley, Jonesboro; a brother, Daniel Mullen and wife Naomi, Walnut Ridge; and two grandchildren, Colby Wood and Laney Weathers.

Funeral was Monday at Emerson Funeral Home in Jonesboro with Dr. Jimmy Adcox officiating. Burial was in Lawrence Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Children's Hospital, 1 Children's Way, Little Rock, AR 72202.

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

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Thomas Goff Sr.

Thomas Nathaniel Goff Sr., 74, of Eaton, died Oct. 6, 2012, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

Born July 23, 1938, in Meadville, Pa., he was a U.S. Navy veteran and a retired truck driver. He was a member of the Black Rock Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Paula Marie Loss Goff; his parents, James Eugene and Martha Isabol Hunt Goff; and a son-in-law, James Michael Haynes.

Survivors include three daughters, Tina Marie Cardwell and husband Tim Leslie, Lynn; Donna Lea Haynes, Black Rock, and Debra Ann Carroll and husband Sean Michael, Reaford, N.C.; a son, Thomas Nathaniel Goff Jr. and wife Elizabeth Krisitin, Albuquerque, N.M.; a sister, Helen Elizabeth Wenchel, McLean, Va.; and 12 grandchildren, Shauna Cardwell, Shania Cardwell, Brandon Cardwell, Kristian Haynes, Kassandra Haynes, James Haynes, Kaitlyn Haynes, Josephine Carroll, Chloe Carroll, Elyse Goff, Enzley Goff and Bryce Goff.

Funeral is today at 4 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Bowlin officiating.

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

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Gary Wayne Hefner

Gary Wayne Hefner, 66, of Clover Bend, died Oct. 5, 2012, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro.

Born June 12, 1946, at Fontaine, he was a lifelong farmer and a member of the Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Lee and Hazel Elsie Trotter Hefner; and a brother, Donnie Hefner.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra Lee Fry Hefner, whom he married May 27, 1998, in Clover Bend; three sons, Gary Dean Hefner, Harrisburg, Terry Lee Fears, Clover Bend, and Shawn David Foster, Pocahontas; two daughters, Christy Boothe, Sedgwick, and Ashley Nicole Fears, Clover Bend; two brothers, Robert J. Hefner, Maynard, and Roy Stanley Hefner, Hillsboro, Mo.; a sister, Patricia Lawson, Fontaine; 11 grandchildren, Hillary Hefner, Allison Hefner, Jessica Boothe, Adam Boothe, Zayden Foster, Maggie Foster, Ivy Rose Hefner, Alexus Fears, Harper Fears, Seth Brooks and Camden Brooks; and one great-grandchild.

Funeral was Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Cox Funeral Home in Walnut Ridge with Eddie Passmore officiating. Burial was in Lorado Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Scott Finch, Allen Freer, Dennis Bullard, Dennis Smith, Tracy Gosha and Nathan Bonner. Honorary pallbearers were Danny Woods, Roger Tinsley, Greg Hefner, Steve Hefner, Ernie Nelson, Charles Ray Nelson and Mike Hefner.

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

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