PARAGOULD -- Claudine Huggins, 73, of Paragould died March 3, 2006, in Memphis.
Survivors include his wife, Jennie Huggins of the home; four daughters and three sons-in-law; five grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; one great-grandchild and six stepgreat-grandchildren, all of Paragould; two godgrandchildren; five sisters; four brothers-in-law; and a host of very special nieces and nephews and friends and neighbors.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Tolken Cemetery, with the Rev. David Poe officiating.
Visitation is at Heath Funeral Home from 11 a.m.-noon.
CORNING -- Loretta Leonard was born Dec. 6, 1925, at Peach Orchard, the daughter of Elige Thomas Taylor and Mable Price Taylor.
She departed this life March 3, 2006, at the age of 79 years, two months and 25 days.
Mrs. Leonard was a member of Corning Church of Christ,
Survivors include a son, Jimmy Leonard of Boonville; two sisters; twin sister Lorene Taylor of Corning and Lenora Rolley of Washington, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, J.D. "Red" Taylor and baby Brother Taylor.
Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. Monday. Graveside services will be in Corning Cemetery
under the direction of Ermert Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Children's Home of Paragould.
Bobby Glen McMillon
PARAGOULD -- Bobby Glen McMillon, 74, of Paragould died March 3, 2006, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center.
Born July 17, 1931, in Greene County, he was a former licensed funeral director for Mitchell Funeral Home, was the first director of the Greene County Emergency Ambulance Service, a 32nd Degree Mason and Shriner of the Sahara Temple, an Army veteran of the Korean War and a former deacon of Immanuel Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Charlene McMillon of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Debbra D. and Bobby Mitchell of Paragould and Bobbie and Jay Koppelman of Baltimore, Md.; two sisters, Wava Jean Wilcox of Arkadelphia and Sammy Kay Burton of Paragould; four grandchildren, Jeff Mitchell of Fayetteville, Jonathan Mickey of Baltimore, Md., Rebekah Dunn of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Gennifer Dunn of Baltimore; two great-grandchildren, Ryan and Ran Mitchell of Fayetteville; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Syble McMillon.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Dan Minton and the Rev. Raymond Atwood officiating. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at Mitchell Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Joe Taylor, Ray Bishop, Kirk Cupp, C. L. Stevens, Steven Hill and Jeff Cupples.
Memorials to Immanuel Baptist Church would be appreciated.
WALNUT RIDGE -- Minnie Alice Rogers, 92, of Walnut Ridge died Saturday.
Born in Dora, Mo., in early life she moved with her family to Alicia in a covered wagon. She lived in Walnut Ridge since 1945. She was preceded in death by her husband Roy Rogers Sr.
She is survived by her children, Roy Rogers of Black Rock, and Randy Rogers and Linda Youngman, both of Walnut Ridge. She has eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Graveside funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday under the direction of House-Gregg Funeral Home at Strangers Home Cemetery
near Alicia with Dale Hughart officiating.
Jerry Alan Roleson
MARMADUKE -- Jerry Alan Roleson, 39, of Marmaduke died Wednesday, March 1, 2006, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro.
He was born May 22, 1966, in Dallas. He was a member of First Baptist in Cherokee Village, a self-employed welder and a U.S. Navy veteran.
Survivors include his son, Dustin Edward Roleson of Monette; father and stepmother, Jerry L. and Shirley Roleson of Jonesboro; mother and stepfather, Sheila and Donnie Ashabranner of Monette; sisters, Tina Michele Collins of Paragould and Jerrica Roleson Stalcup of Loredo, Texas; fiancee, Regina Combs of Marmaduke; three uncles; two aunts; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Carlton and Douglas Reisa; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kendall; and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Roleson Jr.
The family will receive friends from 6-9 tonight at Heath Funeral Home. A celebration of his life will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, March 6, at Heath Colonial Chapel, with Dr. Larry White and the Rev. Don Miller officiating.
Burial will follow at Greene County Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to St. Bernard's Hospital-Dialysis Unit or the Bethabara Baptist Church in Lake City.
Willie Mae Souheaver
CANTON, Miss. -- Willie Mae Souheaver, 98, formerly of Paragould, died Saturday, March 4, 2006, at Madison County Medical Center in Canton, Miss.
Graveside services will be at 3:30 p.m. at Brown's Chapel Cemetery
in Paragould. Arrangements are by Heath Funeral Home.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Guy Earl Souheaver in 1969; and son Guy Earl Souheaver in 1971.
She is survived by one son, William E. Souheaver and wife Sue of Canton; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Jan. 26, 1918 -- March 3, 2006
MANILA -- Eugene Vassar, 88, of Manila died Friday at his home.
Born at Bradyville, Tenn., he was the son of the late William and Jessie Perry Vassar and had been a Manila resident for more than 80 years. He was a retired heavy equipment operator, specializing in land leveling.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Lucille Hearty Vassar of the home; five sons, Bobby Vassar and wife Hazel and Peter Vassar and wife Jimmie, all of Hartford, Mich., Jerry Vassar and wife Connie and Terry Vassar, all of Manila, and Phillip Vassar and wife Deborah of Jonesboro; four daughters, Bonnie Estes and husband Boyd of Hardy, Ann Miles and husband Ervin of Ravenden and Linda Coleman and Debbie Vassar, both of Manila; a brother, Gracy Vassar of Texas; a sister, Ovadean Meacham of Blytheville; 20 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Manila, with the Rev. Ferrel Duffel officiating. Burial will follow in Manila Cemetery.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
The family will receive visitors from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
WALNUT RIDGE -- Lester Warnick, 73, died Thursday.
He was born Dec. 16, 1932, at the Coffman community and lived most of his life in Lawrence County. He was retired from G.E. Corp. and was a member of the Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Leona Goodwin Warnick; his wife, Nina Whitmire Warnick; brothers, Archie, Ray, Leonard and Roy; and sisters, Beulah, Pearl, Agnes, Lula and Marie.
Survivors include sons, Steve Warnick and Mark Warnick, both of Jonesboro; daughters, Leslie Moore of Hoxie and Renee Leger of Jonesboro; brothers Eugene Warnick of Jonesboro and Chester Warnick of Hoxie; eight grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and many other friends and relatives.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at House-Gregg Funeral Home of Walnut Ridge, with Mark and Steve Warnick officiating. Interment will be in Ward Cemetery
Pallbearers will be John Mark Warnick, Michael Warnick, Joshua Warnick, Gary Crow, Charles Brooks and Billy Brooks.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at House-Gregg Funeral Home of Walnut Ridge.
Ella Mae Woodard
PARAGOULD -- Ella Mae Woodard, 88, of Paragould died March 3 in Paragould.
Born Feb. 4, 1918, in Paragould, she was formerly employed at Belk Department Store as a sales and marketing representative, was a lifelong native of Paragould and was a member of 10th Street Missionary Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Eddie Gene Wright officiating. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. until service time on Monday.