Ida Faye Cooper
JONESBORO -- Ida Faye Cooper, 70, of Jonesboro died Sunday, April 23, at her residence.
Ida was born in Monette, a housewife and retired from 141 Cafeteria and Jonesboro Human Development Center. She lived most of her life in Northeast Arkansas, and was of the Pentecostal faith.
Survivors include her husband, Cleo Cooper of the home; two sons, Donnie and Roger Gibson, both of Jonesboro; two brothers, John and Garry Eidson, both of Jonesboro; two sisters, Sharrion Walker of Bay and Vonda Mahan of Jonesboro; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Virgal and Elizzabetha Crabtree Eidson; one son, Michael Gibson; two brothers; and one sister.
Pallbearers are Donald Holt, John Eidson Jr., Dewon Carter, Kevin Walker, Norman Eidson Jr. and George Foerster.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Nettleton Cemetery with Bobby Russell officiating.
Visitation will be from 6-9 tonight at Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home.
Jamie Sharissa Peeler
HARRISBURG -- Miss Jamie Sharissa Peeler of Harrisburg departed this life on Saturday, April 22, 2006 at Harrisburg at the age of 14.
She was born Dec. 6, 1991, in Madison, Wis., the daughter of Kipp Peeler and Mary Parker Peeler. Jamie moved to Harrisburg with her family about six years ago and was an eighth-grade student at Harrisburg Middle School.
She was an honor roll student, a member of the girls' junior high basketball team and a member of the Harrisburg band. She loved music, spending time with her little brother and enjoyed outdoor activities.
She is survived by her parents, Kip and Mary Peeler of Harrisburg; one brother, Kyle Adam Peeler of Harrisburg; and her grandmother, Edith Peeler of Trumann.
She is also survived by a number of aunts, uncles, cousins and other family members.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Weston Funeral Service Chapel in Harrisburg.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Arrangements are by Weston Funeral Home at Harrisburg.
James Sonny Roberts
NETTLETON -- James W. "Sonny" Roberts, 62, of Nettleton died Saturday morning at his home of natural causes.
Born in Harrisburg, Sonny lived most of his life in the Nettleton community. He worked several years for Mid-America Manufacturing in Jonesboro before becoming disabled.
He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving two tours in Vietnam, and was a member of the Jonesboro Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1991. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee Thomas Roberts Sr. and Frances Buie Roberts; by a sister, Lona Roberts Swindle; and by a brother, Jessie Lee Roberts.
Survivors include one sister, Virginia Roberts Miller of Jonesboro; three brothers, Cue Roberts and Raymond Roberts, both of San Antonio, and Lee Thomas Roberts Jr. of Jonesboro; Edna Ova of Jonesboro, James' loving companion, and Missy, his pet -- he loved both of them with all of his heart; and several nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces who loved their Uncle Sonny dearly.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Emerson Memorial Chapel in Jonesboro with Rev. Lee Roberts officiating. Burial will follow in Holly Springs Cemetery north of Harrisburg.
Active pallbearers include Jimmy Simino, Junior Qualls, James Roberts, Cathy Roberts, Chris Lytle and Chuck Miller Jr.
Honorary pallbearers include Taylor Roberts, Chuckie Miller III, Calvin Simino, Junior Roberts, LeRoy Green, Chuck Miller Sr. and C.J. Lytle.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Emerson Funeral Home.
The family wishes to extend special thanks to the nurses and aides of St. Bernard's Hospice and Dr. Trent Lamb for the compassion and care given to Sonny.
Nickolas Crews Sackman
PARAGOULD -- Nickolas Crews Sackman, infant son of Nickolas Sackman and Courtney Mangrum, died April 22, 2006 at St. Bernard's Medical Center.
Graveside funeral services will be Tuesday at Greene County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 1 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. at Mitchell Funeral Home.
Helen Ruth Thrasher, 88, of Missouri, formerly of Pocahontas, passed away Friday.
Survivors are two daughters, Betty Hampton of Fairdealing, Mo., and Maedean Thrasher of St. Louis, Mo.; three sons, Boyce Thrasher of Bonne Terre, Mo., E.B. Thrasher of Glenpool, Okla., and Daniel Thrasher of Brookland; 16 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Hazel Nokes of Rockford, Ill.
Funeral will be at noon Tuesday in Bryan Chapel. Interment will be in Clark Cemetery under the direction of Bryan Funeral Home of Hoxie.
Visitation will be from 5-9 tonight.
Robert F. Wingate
WALNUT RIDGE -- Robert F. Wingate, age 80, of Walnut Ridge passed away Friday, April 21, 2006 at the V.A. Medical Center in Little Rock.
He was retired from the U.S. Forestry Service, a veteran of the United States Army serving during World War II, and a member of the Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret Wingate of the home; a son, Alan Wingate of Durham, N.H.; a daughter, Susan Jennings of Biloxi, Miss.; and two grandchildren, Jeffery and Griffin.
Memorial service will be announced later by Bryan Funeral Home of Hoxie.
TRUMANN -- Nathaniel Baily, 87, of Trumann died April 24, 2006, at his home. Born at Coldwater, Miss., he moved to Trumann about 14 years ago from Judd Hill. He worked in the farming industry and was a Baptist by faith.
Survivors include his sister, Annabelle Norfleet of Joliet, Ill.; and brother, James Baily Sr. of San Francisco.
Services are noon Saturday in Victory Chapel of Woodard Funeral Service at Marked Tree with the Rev. Robert Norfleet officiating. Burial will follow in Judd Hill Cemetery at Judd Hill.
Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
BEVERTON, Mich. -- Elizabeth Barringer, 82, of Beverton, Mich., formerly of Jonesboro, died at her residence in Beverton on Monday, April 24, 2006.
She was a retired nurse's assistant at NEA Medical Center in Jonesboro and was of Baptist belief. Elizabeth was born in Belleminor, Ala., to Thomas and Emma Rogers Webb.
Elizabeth is survived by a son, Harry Barringer of Memphis; a daughter, Pat LaDuke of Beverton, Mich.; two sisters, Christine Morgan of Missouri and Judy Laughinghouse of Bay; a brother, Donald Webb of Jonesboro; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, H.P. Barringer; a granddaughter, Melissa Kellett; five brothers and one sister.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 29, at the Langford-Bookout funeral chapel with the Rev. Craig Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Log Cemetery with Langford-Bookout Funeral Home in charge.
The family will be receiving friends from 5-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
James Cecil Brickell
JONESBORO -- James Cecil Brickell, 78, of Jonesboro died Wednesday, April 26, at his residence.
Born in Caraway, he lived the past two and a half years in Jonesboro. He was a farmer and cotton ginner. He was also a business partner with Cecil Andrews in Central Oil Co. He was a member of the American Legion, a 50-year Mason of Caraway Lodge 733 and a charter member of Caraway Volunteer Fire Department, Caraway Housing Authority and Caraway Water Works. He was also a past member of Caraway Lions Club and was a Christian.
Survivors include his wife, Gladys Jane Brickell of the home; son, Tim W. Brickell of Jonesboro; daughters, Teresa McFarlin of Hot Springs and Melissa Brickell of Ash Flat; brothers, Charles Brickell of Caraway and T.L. Brickell of Seattle, Wash.; sister, Gladys Schisler of Sherwood; and grandchildren, Sarah Jean Eaton and husband, James, and Timothy James (T.J.) Brickell, all of Jonesboro, Crystal Dawn McFarlin of Hot Springs, Katherine Ann Vasilescu and husband, Avi, of Little Rock, Dustin Lee Brickell of Ash Flat and James Jarrett McFarlin of Hot Springs.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore Leghorn Brickell and Teanie Halsey Brickell; and siblings, Leavie Brickell, Winnie Ballard, Earnest Brickell, Annie Burrough, Marvin Brickell, Hazel Merryman, Eithel Booth and Vera Maloney.
A celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Gregg Funeral Home Chapel in Monette with Mr. Floyd Killough officiating. Burial will follow in Caraway Cemetery.
Honored to serve as active pallbearers are Ronald Faulkner, Harvey Edward Faulkner, Hunter Miller, Kenny Weathers, Dustin Brickell, T.J. Brickell, Jarrett McFarlin and Gary Smith; and as honorary pallbearers, Bob McFarlin, Floyd Killough, Larry Don Brickell, Dr. Ben Cranfill, Ed Ball, members of Caraway Masonic Lodge and nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
James T. 'Jimmy' Brown
CARAWAY -- James T. "Jimmy" Brown, 63, of Caraway passed away on Tuesday, April 25, 2006, in NEA Medical Center at Jonesboro. Born at Viola, he lived all his life in Caraway.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Betty; son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Joyce Brown of Caraway; son, Larry Brown of Osceola; daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Ray Birdno of Rivervale; daughter and son-in-law, Janet and William Mullins of Lake City; brother, Robert Brown of Viola; sisters, Marie Dunkerson of Caraway, Lavora East of St. Peters, Mo., Frances Flynn of Lake City, Trudy Williams of Jonesboro, Virginia Varner of Batesville, Colene Thompson of Paragould and Becky Boatman of Caraway; grandchildren, Jeremy Brown of Caraway, Michael Brown of Orlando, Fla., Brad Dillinger of Gepp, Chris Lane and Austin Lane of Lake City, Nikki Brown of Centerville, Ga., and Kayla Birdno of Rivervale.
He was preceded in death by one son, Kenneth Brown; his parents, Earnest and Pearlie Brown; and sisters, Margaret King, Debbie Brown and Roberta Davis.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. today in Caraway Cemetery with Ricky Stevens officiating. Gregg Funeral Home of Monette is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Caraway First Baptist Church or Caraway Ambulance Service.
PARAGOULD -- Bobby Cullion Davis, 63, of Paragould died Wednesday, April 26, 2006, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center.
He was born July 5, 1942, in Liberty, Mo., the son of the late John Cullion and Rosa Mae Jackson Davis. He was a Navy veteran and a self-employed cabinet maker. He was of Baptist belief. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Daisy Davis.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Mears Davis of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Regina and Jacky Greer of Harrison and Stacey and Chris McSpadden of Fayetteville; brothers, Bud Davis of Brookland, Jim Davis of Hemet, Calif., and Marlon Davis of Leachville; sisters, Ess Norman of Lapeer, Mich., Rita Wheeler, Carlon Davis and Duxie Statler of Leachville, and Len Burdge of Mounds, Okla.; five grandchildren, Caleb Greer of Harrison, Jennifer Greer of Berryville, Jason Greer of Mountain Home, and Fletcher and Palmer McSpadden of Fayetteville; one great-grandson, Alex Cook of Berryville.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Heath Colonial Chapel with George Spence officiating. Burial will follow at Greene County Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 6-9 tonight at Heath Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the New Haven Baptist Church or the American Cancer Society.