CORNING -- Jewel York, 84, of Corning died Dec. 25, 2005.
He was a retired salesman for Woods Equipment Co. and Fry Implement Co. for 43 years. He was a member of Corning Masonic Lodge No. 719 for 52 years.
He was united in marriage to Adena Rider York on Oct. 4, 1945. She preceded him in death on May 3, 1985.
Survivors include two daughters, Linda Simpson and her husband Ray of Jonesboro, and Lisa Bowers and her husband Doin Jr., of Corning; a brother, Bill York of Corning; a sister, Alneta Stubblefield of Corning; and four grandchildren, Ryan Simpson, Rider Simpson, Trey Bowers and his wife, Heather; and Byshea Bowers.
Visitation will be from noon-2 p.m. today at Ermert Funeral Home in Corning. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Richwoods Cemetery at Corning.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Richwoods Cemetery Association.
L.Z. Brooks Jr.
OSCEOLA -- L.Z. Brooks Jr., 37, of Osceola died Dec. 21 of heart failure at Saline Memorial in Benton.
Born Sept. 14, 1968, in Osceola, he was the son of Pearl Lee Brooks, also of Osceola.
Along with his mother, he is survived by three sisters, Susan Baker and Mary Williams, both of Little Rock, and Shirley Brooks of Blytheville; and three brothers, Donald Brooks of Blytheville, Edward Brooks of Osceola and Christopher Brooks of Tempe, Ariz.
Funeral services are Friday at 10 a.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Osceola with the Rev. Joe Brooks Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Whiteside Cemetery in Osceola.
Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Wilson Funeral Home of Osceola is in charge of arrangements.
Lora Mae Brown
POCAHONTAS -- Lora Mae Brown passed from this life at her residence on Sunday, Dec. 25, 2005 surrounded by her loving family.
Mrs. Brown was born Aug. 19, 1921 on a farm in the Surridge community to William Henry and Lora Mae Rogers Fry. She married Carl Cecil Brown on Oct. 14, 1940.
Survivors are her son, David W. Brown of Pocahontas; her daughter, Carlotta Baird of Bartlesville, Okla.; daughter-in-law Lucy Brown; son-in-law Dale S. Baird; grandchildren Michelle Jones, Traci Komm, Brian Cherry, Steven Cherry, Karla Brigham; great-grandchildren Taylor Jones, Clint Jones, Logan Cherry, Chandler Brigham, Lily Cherry and William Cherry; sisters Pauline Brown and Geraldine Harvester, brother in law Millard Harvester and several nieces and nephews.
Brown was preceded in death by her parents, husband and her brothers, Roy, Raymond and John L. Fry; a sister, Wilda Fry and great granddaughter, Laken.
Services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Skaggs Church of Christ, with Gerald Fears officiating. Visitation will be today from 5 to 8 p.m. in the chapel of McNabb Funeral Home in Pocahontas.
Interment will be at Masonic Cemetery with McNabb Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Children's Home, 5515 Old Walcott Road, Paragould, 72450 or to Hospice Memorial Fund, St. Bernard's Medical Center, 2813 Forest Home Road, Jonesboro, 72401.
Paragould -- Gary O'Neal Clayton, 59, Paragould, died Monday, Dec. 26, at his residence in Paragould.
Gary was a disabled veteran, having been injured in Vietnam. He received the Purple Heart. He was also a retired truck driver. He was a member of Center Hill First Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Jackie Clayton of the home; daughter, Dalene Nicole Newman of Paragould; his mother, Reba Clayton; stepmother, Maggie Clayton; two brothers, Lloyd and Nelson Clayton, both of Paragould, two sisters, Darla Watson of Rector and Dona Sue McDaniel of Paragould; and granddaughter, Dixie Mischeall Newman.
He was preceded in death by his father, Owens Clayton.
Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at Heath Funeral Home.
Funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at Heath Colonial Chapel. Burial will follow in Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
A.W. Curtis Jr.
WYNNE -- A.W. Curtis Jr., age 59, of Wynne died Monday, Dec. 26, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro.
He was born Sept. 7, 1946, in Forrest City. He was preceded in death by his father, Aaron Wesley Curtis Sr., and his sister, Charlotte Christine Allison.
Curtis was a lifelong resident of Cross County and a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. He worked in maintenance for Hytrol Conveyor for 10 years and owned and operated Bay Road Marine. He served during Vietnam in the U.S. Air Force.
He is survived by his wife, Jewel Gray Curtis of the home; a son, A.W. Curtis III; a daughter, Sherry Lynn Rogers of Wynne; mother, Velma Christine Curtis of Wynne; and three grandchildren, Colby, Hayden, and Summer.
Services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at Kernodle Funeral Home in Wynne, with burial in Akins Cemetery in Vanndale. Visitation will be this evening from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family request that memorials be sent to New Hope Church of the Brethren, 1 CR 3460, Wynne 72396 or St.
Jude Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis 38105-1942.
Kernodle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
JONESBORO -- Louella Daniels, 87, of Jonesboro died Monday, Dec. 26, at St. Bernard's Medical Center.
Born in Blytheville, she moved to Franklin Park, Ill. before moving to Jonesboro nine years ago.
Survivors include five sons, Richard H. Daniels, David Daniels and Alex "Bo" Daniels, all of Jonesboro, Johnny W. Daniels of Maple Park, Ill., and Gene Daniels of Kingston, Ill.; five daughters, Betty Geer and Donna Mills, both of Jonesboro, Jackie Overton of Blytheville, Anna Scozzari of Grapevine, Texas, and Sandra Klemm of Melrose Park, Ill.; a brother, Sonny Crawford of Oregon; a sister, Jane Harrington of Phoenix; 24 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Mittie Bell Inghram Crawford; her husband, Alex Daniels; a son, James C. Daniels; and a granddaughter, Shirley C. Mills.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today at Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home, 1601 East Johnson, in Jonesboro.
Pallbearers include Chad Daniels, Bryan Daniels, James Daniels, David Christopher Daniels, Joe Daniels, and Jim Barnes. Honorary pallbearers will be J.D. Geer, Carroll Mills, Johnny Overton and Walter Mack.
Graveside funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Pine Log Cemetery with Stephen Dickinson officiating.
Terry L. Daugherty
HORSESHOE BEND -- Terry L. Daugherty, 51, of Horseshoe Bend died Monday, Dec. 26, at his residence.
Born Dec. 24, 1954, to the late Frankie and Barbara Bigham Daugherty, he was of the Lutheran faith and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.
He is survived by two sisters, Gloey Williams and Fern Adams; a brother, Randy Daugherty; and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
Arrangements are under the direction of Tri-County's Cherokee Chapel of Hardy.
Zelma Pearl Dees
PIGGOTT -- Zelma Pearl Dees, 91, of Piggott passed away Monday, Dec. 26, in Kennett, Mo.
Her husband, Lloyd Dees, and four daughters preceded her in death.
Survivors include four daughters, Doris Erwin, Mickie Besserman, and JoAnn Oliver, all of Piggott, and Barbara Sutfin of Brookland; 21 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; 18 great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Gladys Redman.
Funeral services will be Thursday at Hoggard & Sons Chapel with Byron Griffey officiating.
Visitation will be held today at 6 p.m. Hoggard & Sons Funeral Home of Piggott is in charge of arrangements.