April 10, 2013 Edition

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Weddings/Engagements

Davis ~ Ditto

Obituaries

Donald P. Bailey James Baudie Harp Johnny Holland
Karl Wayne Honeycutt Robert Leon Lee Rosie Quintero
Jimmy Richmond Norma Weir Shivley Tiffany Anne Swindle
James E. Van Hoozer

Weddings/Engagements

Davis ~ Ditto

Heather Nicole Davis and David Lee Ditto, both of Jonesboro, have announced their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

Heather is the daughter of the late Roy Dale and the late Debbie Davis, and David is the son of Becky Ditto of Hoxie and the late Freddie Ditto.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Roy Davis and the late Shirley Trammell Davis and the late Jim Hoy and Barbara Shipman.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Verdie Middlecoff of Portia and the late Wanda Middlecoff and the late Everett and Pearl Ditto.

The couple will exchange vows on April 20 at 1 p.m. at Hoxie First Baptist Church. All friends and relatives are invited to attend the ceremony and reception, which will follow in the church's fellowship hall.

Following the wedding, the couple will reside in Jonesboro where the bride is a registered nurse at NEA Baptist Clinic and the groom is employed as a manager at Square Scrub Manufacturing.

Obituaries

Donald P. Bailey

Donald P. Bailey, 80, of Jonesboro, brother of Sue Bristow of Lynn, died April 6, 2013, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Burial was Tuesday in McDaniel Cemetery under the direction of Emerson Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.emersonfuneralhome.com.

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James Baudie Harp

James Baudie Harp, 96, of Hoxie, died April 3, 2013, at Walnut Ridge Nursing and Rehab.

Born Sept. 24, 1916, in Strawberry, he was the son of William A. and Dollie Mullen Harp. He was a farmer and a member of the Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Noel Edward Harp and Jerry Wayne Harp; a grandson, Joe Allen Harp; and a great-grandson, Kellan Ray Mulanax.

Survivors include two sons, James B. Harp Jr. and wife Janice, Hoxie, and Gary G. Harp and wife Rosetta, Newport; a brother, Kenneth Harp, Jonesboro; a sister, Helen Coleman, Jonesboro; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Funeral was Saturday at noon at the Hoxie Church of Christ with A.J. Stracener and Bill Willard officiating. Burial was in Lawrence Memorial Park.

Pallbearers were John Harp, Robert Harp, Keith Harp, Jimmy Harp, Jeff Harp and Jason Harp. Honorary pallbearers were Brad Harp, Jake Ellis, Janet Atkison, Melissa Harp and Tricia Mulanax.

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

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Johnny Holland

Johnny "Squeak" Holland, 76, of Jonesboro, died April 8, 2013, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

Born Dec. 30, 1936, in Walnut Ridge, he was the son of Verman and Pauline Holland. He was a longtime resident of Lawrence County and was a member of First Baptist Church in Black Rock.

Survivors include his wife, Lenora Holland; two sons, Terry Holland and wife Gwen, Walnut Ridge, and Scott Holland and wife Robyn, Bono; two sisters, Geraline Rider, Portia, and Cloa Etta Rider, Walnut Ridge; a brother, Tommy Holland, Walnut Ridge; three grandsons, Joshua Holland, Adam Holland and Cody Holland; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral is Thursday at 2 p.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home with Jerry Clements and Keith Marlin officiating. Burial will be in Lawrence Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Jim Rider, Jeff Rider, Dennis White, Frank Lee, Paul Bennett and Shirley Johnson. Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Holland, Tommy Allen, Roger Hibbs, Doug Kingcade, Bill Henson, Keith Brand, Davis Smith, Ross Rainwater and Jeff Taylor.

Visitation is today from 6-8 p.m.

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

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Karl Wayne Honeycutt

Karl Wayne Honeycutt, 74, of Jonesboro, died April 2, 2013. He retired as president and chief executive officer of Craighead Electric Cooperative after 45 years in the rural electric cooperative program. He was a member of the chambers of commerce in Jonesboro, Walnut Ridge, Marked Tree and Trumann, and served on various committees. A celebration of his life was held Saturday at 2 p.m. at First Christian Church in Jonesboro. Carney Funeral Home of Blytheville had charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at www.carneyfuneralhome.com.

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Robert Leon Lee

Robert Leon Lee, 85, of Jonesboro, died April 5, 2013, at the Craighead Nursing Center.

Born Sept. 4, 1927, in Delaplaine, he was the son of Berthy Ray and Elizabeth Varner Lee. He had lived in Jonesboro since moving from Springfield, Mo., in 1967. He had been a member of First Baptist Church since 1967.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He began his undergraduate studies at Southern Baptist College in 1950 and began his teaching career in 1953.

He was a member of the Lions Club and the Cattlemen's Association. He was on the board for the women's basketball team at Arkansas State University.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Bill and Lehman; and a sister, Opal.

Survivors include two sons, Benton Lee and wife Diann and Mike Lee and wife Tina, all of Jonesboro; two brothers, Earl Lee and wife Opal, Strawberry, and Frank Lee, Paragould; a sister, Beulah Jackson and husband Bill, Russellville, Ala.; five grandchildren, Britny Mae Lee, Jennifer Leatha Lee Truelove, Ryan David Lee, Michael Adam Lee and Carissa Dawn Lee Edgar; and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Monday at 2 p.m. at Emerson Funeral Home with Dr. Bruce Tippit officiating. Burial was in Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery.

Pallbearers were John Maury, Stuart Reed, Jeff Long, David Joe Deaton, Tom Rainwater and Michael Adam Lee. Honorary pallbearer was Ryan David Lee.

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

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Rosie Quintero

Rosie Quintero, 72, of Freeport, Ill., sister of John Veer of Strawberry, died March 31, 2013, at Stephenson Nursing Center. Burial was Saturday in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens under the direction of Schwarz Funeral Home of Freeport. An online guestbook is available at schwarzfh.com.

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Jimmy Richmond

Jimmy Dewayne Richmond, 52, of Jonesboro, died April 3, 2013, at his home of natural causes.

Born Sept. 23, 1960, in Osceola, he spent the first 12 years of his life in the Osceola area before moving to Hoxie. He moved to Jonesboro in 1974 and attended the John T. Gray School. In the early 1990s, he moved to the Jonesboro Human Development Center, where he lived until moving to the UCP Bobby Puryear House in 2010.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Luchin G. and Glenna Sue Richmond.

Survivors include two sisters, Barbara "Gail" Yates and Sharon Poe, both of Jonesboro; and a brother, Steve Richmond, Jonesboro.

Funeral was Saturday at 10 a.m. at Calvary United Pentecostal Church in Jonesboro with Rev. Bill John Harris officiating. Burial was in Lincoln Ward Cemetery at Saffell under the direction of Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Jason Green, Jeremy Cole, Larry Cole, Charlie Harris, Mike Pope, Virgil Haskins and John Richmond. Honorary pallbearers were Paul Waddell, William "Dub" Johnson, Columbus Richmond, Joseph Green, Marvin Stokes, Nathan LaRue, David Grubb, Renznik Haywood, Timmie Baker, the UCP staff and the Dierksen staff.

Memorials may be made to the UCP Foundation, the Jonesboro Human Development Center, Dierksen Hospice or the Miracle League of Jonesboro.

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

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Norma Weir Shivley

Norma Weir Shivley, 86, of Jackson, Tenn., died March 21, 2013, at Humboldt Nursing Home.

Born at Imboden, she was the daughter of Jewell and Naomi Weir. She graduated from Sloan-Hendrix Academy and had lived in Jackson since 1956. She was a homemaker and worked part-time at Kathleen's in Old Hickory Mall.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Earlene Wafford.

Survivors include a son, Preston Shivley, Jackson, Tenn.; a daughter, Susan Potts, Bonaire, Ga.; two sisters, Louise Dust, Arkansas, and Madelyn Bennett, Alabama; a brother, Charles Weir, Arizona; four grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.

Graveside service was held Sunday, March 24, at Highland Memorial Gardens.

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Tiffany Anne Swindle

Tiffany Anne Swindle, 33, of Walnut Ridge, died April 9, 2013, at her home.

Born March 24, 1980, in Lincoln, Ill., she was a homemaker and a member of New Life Cathedral Church in Hoxie.

She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Grace Marie Swindle.

Survivors include her husband, Thomas Swindle; a daughter, Victoria Swindle, of the home; a stepdaughter, Kellsie Aiell, Illinois; her mother, Tammy Mitchaner, and stepfather, Rick Coffey, both of Urbana, Ill.; two brothers, Robert Mitchaner, Springfield, Ill., and James Tuttle, Decatur, Ill.; a sister, Kathirian Terry, Wisconsin; and her grandmother, Sharon Fox, Illinois.

Graveside service is Thursday at 10 a.m. at Strangers Home Cemetery, near Alicia, under the direction of Bryan Funeral Home.

Visitation will be at graveside.

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

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James E. Van Hoozer

James E. Van Hoozer, 75, of Hoxie, died April 6, 2013, in Jonesboro.

Born Oct. 15, 1937, in Harrisburg, he lived most of his life in Lawrence County and was retired from Hytrol in Jonesboro. He was a member of the United Pentecostal Church in Pocahontas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Maxine Watts Van Hoozer; and a brother, Melton Van Hoozer.

Survivors include his wife, Theda Van Hoozer; two daughters, Sebrenia Boozer and husband Jerry, Bono, and Sandra Sheppard and husband Robert, Light; a sister, Barbara Simmons and husband Larry, Bono; four granddaughters, Jessica Boozer, Andrea Boozer, Lucritia Barnes and Courtney Sheppard; and a great-granddaughter.

Funeral is today at 2 p.m. at United Pentecostal Church in Pocahontas with Jerry Cochran and Bill Gray officiating. Burial will be in Old Military Cemetery at Sedgwick under the direction of House-Gregg Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be David Smith, Mike Catron, Jerod Cochran, Joey Abdullah, Justin Tidwell and Fred Van Hoozer. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of United Pentecostal Church in Pocahontas.

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

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