December 12, 2012 Edition

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Brian Clemmons Lomax EriKaAnn Joyce Lucas Brantley Case Matheny
Peyton Maddison Ogden


Estelle M. Bergmann Edward "Sonny" Jenkins Herbert Hoover Malone
Aidan Zanuel Ragsdell Dean L. Redman Robbie H. Richey
Burley Darrell Stroud


Brian Clemmons Lomax

John and Rhandi Lomax of Manila have announced the birth of a son on Nov. 19, 2012, at the St Bernards Birthcare Center. The baby weighed eight pounds, two ounces, and has been named Brian Clemmons Lomax.

He has a sister, Makynli Claire, who is 21-months old.

Grandparents are Rick and Lesa Gramling of Stanford, John and Mary Jo Lomax of Manila and Larry and Beth Tipton of Marshalltown, Iowa.

Great-grandparents are Julia Smith of Stanford, Loyd and Catherine Richey of Powhatan and Gene Jorn of Manila.

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EriKaAnn Joyce Lucas

Sarah Lucas of Hoxie has announced the birth of a daughter on Nov. 29, 2012, at St. Bernards Birthcare Center. The baby weighed seven pounds, 10 ounces, and has been named EriKaAnn Joyce Lucas.

She has a sister, Jadelynn Strickland, who is two.

Grandparents are Randall and Karen Lucas of Hoxie. She is the great-granddaughter of Doyle and Pat Guilliams of Ravenden.

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Brantley Case Matheny

Ariel Moore and Cody Matheny have announced the birth of a son on Nov. 25, 2012, at St. Bernards Birthcare Center. The baby weighed seven pounds, eight ounces and has been named Brantley Case Matheny.

He has a sister, Kymberlee Mathey, aged two.

Grandparents are Jeremy Moore of Jonesboro; Carol Wineland, Doug Matheny and Cyndi Matheny, all of Paragould.

Gary and Evelen Teel of Walnut Ridge and Charles and Jane Goodman of Jonesboro are the great-grandparents.

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Peyton Maddison Ogden

Zach Brown and Emily Ogden of Imboden announce the birth of a daughter on Nov. 13, 2012 at St. Bernards Birthcare Center. The baby weighed seven pounds, three ounces, and has been named Peyton Maddison Ogden.

She is the granddaughter of Steve and Gail Ogden and James and Christine Brown all of Imboden. Great-grandparents are Jerry and Sharon Broadway of Imboden and Lula Brown of Ravenden.

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Estelle M. Bergmann

Estelle M. Pominville Bergmann, 99, of Walnut Ridge, formerly of Dearborn, Mich., died Dec. 7, 2012.

Born April 15, 1913, in Benton Harbor, Mich., she was a homemaker and a member of the Guardian Lutheran Church in Dearborn. She moved to Walnut Ridge eight years ago.

Survivors include a son, Jim Pominville and wife Toni, Walnut Ridge; a special sister-in-law, Sue Badgley, Florida; four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Caring Hands Hospice of Walnut Ridge.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

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Edward "Sonny" Jenkins

Edward "Sonny" Jenkins, 84, of Walnut Ridge, formerly of Powhatan, died Dec. 10, 2012, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Born Nov. 7, 1928, he was raised in the Caraway area and was an auto mechanic. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Korean War.

He was preceded in death by a son, James Jenkins.

Survivors include eight children, Eddie Jenkins, the Philippines, Debbie Eck, Sarcoxie, Mo., Connie Jenkins, Webb City, Mo., Pam Payne, Bucklin, Mo., Ed Jenkins, Monette, and Dale Jenkins, Bay, Dewayne Jenkins, Riverside, Calif., and Jerry Jenkins, Springdale; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Freedom Center, 1717 Hasbrook Road in Jonesboro. House-Gregg Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

An online guestbook is available at

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Herbert Hoover Malone

Herbert Hoover Malone, 81, of Annieville, died Dec. 7, 2012, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro.

Born July 5, 1931, in Trumann, he was the son of George and Leona Lansford Malone. He was a self-employed dozer operator and a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by a son, Mitchell Malone; a grandson, Mitchell White; five brothers and a sister.

Survivors include his wife, Gladys Marie Dickson Malone, whom he married Jan. 22, 1955, in Hoxie; a son, Russell Malone, Imboden; two daughters, Deborah White, Imboden, and Lisa Dyer, Jonesboro; a brother, Clyde Malone, Fisher; two sisters, Nadine French, McGehee, and Lucille McDonald, Fisher; 10 grandchildren, Shawn White, Ryan White, Shannon White, Chris White, Shayne Malone, Brittany Malone, Cole Pearson, Paige Pearson, Gabriel Dyer and Tyler Dyer; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Monday at noon at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Annieville with Jerry Clements officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Grove Cemetery under the direction of Cox Funeral Home of Walnut Ridge.

Grandsons served as pallbearers.

An online guestbook is available at

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Aidan Zanuel Ragsdell

Aidan Zanuel Ragsdell, infant son of Joseph and Tammy Ragsdell of Pocahontas, died Nov. 27, 2012.

He was born Nov. 27, 2012, in Jonesboro.

In addition to his parents, survivors include three brothers, Alex Ragsdell, Adam Ragsdell and Aaron Ragsdell, all of the home; and his grandparents, Bert and Joann Holder, Ravenden, and Eldon and Joyce Simmons, Imboden.

Graveside service was Friday, Nov. 30, at 10 a.m. at Sutton Cemetery with Randy Scott officiating. McNabb Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

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Dean L. Redman

Dean L. Redman, 61, of Decatur, Texas, died Oct. 28, 2012, in Fort Worth, Texas.

Born Aug. 14, 1951, in Pine Bluff, he retired from the U.S. Air Force as a master sergeant after 20 years of service.

Survivors include his wife, Judy Berry Redman, whom he married Dec. 9, 1972, in Hoxie; a daughter, Crystal Redman, Decatur; a son, Gabriel Redman, Decatur; a sister, Jessene Harber, Decatur; and a grandson, Ethan Redman.

A memorial service was held in Decatur.

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Robbie H. Richey

Robbie H. Richey, 65, died Nov. 27, 2012, in Pensacola, Fla.

Born Jan. 20, 1947, in Jonesboro, she grew up in Walnut Ridge and was 1964 graduate of Walnut Ridge High School.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bob and Darlene Higginbotham.

Survivors include a son, Michael Richey, Pine Bluff; three sisters, Rhonda Collier, Beaumont, Texas, Jill Moore and husband Gary, Pocahontas, and Jan Thompson and husband Troy, Lexington, Ky.; and her companion, Paul Emmanuel.

Private services were under the direction of Harper-Morris Memorial Chapel of Pensacola.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of N.W. Florida.

An online guestbook is available at

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Burley Darrell Stroud

Burley Darrell Stroud, 80, of Ash Flat, died Nov. 14, 2012, in Ash Flat.

Born July 9, 1932, in Walnut Ridge, he was the son of Alfred and Betty Tyson Stroud. He lived in Mountain Home before moving to Ash Flat in 2006. He worked as a heavy equipment operator and was a member of the Masonic lodge.

He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II and received the National Defense Service Medal, the Good Conduct Medal and the Army Occupational Medal of Germany.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Emily Vetterly Stroud, whom he married June 25, 1967, in Canada; two sisters, Mona Holdner and Polly Holdner; and two brothers, Carl Stroud and Clearence Stroud.

Survivors include a sister, Linda Sue McKenny, Poplar Bluff, Mo.; and his companion, Elmina Johnson, Ash Flat.

Private services were under the direction of Kirby and Family Funeral and Cremation Services of Mountain Home.

An online guestbook is available at

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