H. L. "Doodle" Bellomy
PARAGOULD -- H. L. "Doodle" Bellomy, 71, of Paragould died Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006 in Arkansas Methodist Medical Center.
He was born June 24, 1935 in Greene County, the son of the late Herbert and Minnie L. (Tucker) Bellomy.
His sister, Verna Cross, and brothers, L.A. and Harold Bellomy, also precede him in death.
"Doodle" was retired from the Paragould Light Water and Cable Company and was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church.
Surviving are the mother of his children, Bonnie Ray of Paragould; two sons and daughter-in-law, Ron and Robin Bellomy and Kenny Bellomy, all of Paragould; one daughter and son-in-law, Michele and John Dulaney of Paragould; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The family will meet graveside for services at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 23, in Greene County Memorial Gardens with the Revs. Bruce Stone and Ray Bishop officiating.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday in Heath Funeral Home.
Serving as pallbearers are Richard Smith, Larry Martin, Mark Mullins, Kelly Stevens, Bryan Gramling and Robert Ring.
Jimmy Ray Getson
PARAGOULD -- Jimmy Ray Getson, 70, of Paragould, died Monday, Dec. 18, 2006 in John J. Pershing VA Medical Center at Poplar Bluff, Mo.
He was born Sept. 22, 1936 at O'Kean, the son of the late Thomas Jefferson and Opal Gray Getson.
He was employed by Delta Asphalt Co. as a trucker, was self-employed, and was a former employee of the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department. He was of Baptist belief.
Mr. Getson was a 15-year Air Force veteran serving his country in the Vietnam era and also served in Japan and Korea.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Patricia June Getson of the home; daughter, Terrie Morton of Paragould; sons and daughters-in-law, Jimmy and Debbie Getson of Ozark Acres, and Keith and Renae Getson of Paragould; grandchildren, Wendy Coleman, Penny Deatherage, Misty Curtis, Dallas Getson, Brandi Getson, Matthew Getson, Mallory Getson and Kyle Morton; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Betty Griffin of Oak Grove Heights, Doris Biggs of Petaluma, Calif., and Shirley Crabtree of Jonesboro; brothers, Tommy Getson of Pocahontas and Henry Lee Gates of Shafter, Calif.
The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. today in Heath Funeral Home.
His life will be celebrated at Heath Colonial Chapel at 2 p.m. Friday with the Revs. Ron Berry and L.R. Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Greene County Memorial Gardens with full military honors.
Pallbearers are Randy Getson, Charles Alwell, David Williams, Doyle Jackson, Patrick Bain and Wymon Atwood.
Honorary pallbearers are Larry Smith, Leonard Nelson, Jerry Clifford, Vernon Midgett, Frankie Swindle and Bobby Gray.
WILSON -- Mr. Delmar Gillett, 88, of Wilson died Tuesday, Dec. 19, in Osceola Healthcare at Osceola.
He leaves his wife, Dorothy Gillett of Wilson; children, Ann Williams of Manila; Pat Sullins and her husband, Louis of Meridian, Miss., and Gary "Butch" Gillett and his wife Derinda of Dyess; one brother; three sisters; eight grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. in Dyess Central Baptist Church at Dyess with burial following in Dogwood Cemetery Mausoleum at Blytheville.
Visitation is from 5-7 p.m. today in Cobb Funeral Home at Blytheville.
Gene Griffey Sr.
JONESBORO -- Gene Griffey Sr., 72, of Jonesboro died Wednesday in St. Bernards Medical Center.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Griffey of the home.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Emerson Funeral Home of Jonesboro.
Wilma Lee Hamilton
BAY -- Mrs. Wilma Lee Adams Hamilton, 67, of Bay died Wednesday, Dec. 20, in Plantation Homes at Trumann.
Born at Elm Grove in Craighead County, she had lived in Bay for the past 40 years. She was a housewife and a member of Elm Grove Missionary Baptist Church.
Mrs. Hamilton was preceded in death by her husband, James L. "Boll Weevil" Hamilton; a daughter, Melissa Hamilton; five sisters; 10 brothers; and her parents, W.H. and Sudie Turner Adams.
Survivors include a son, Allen Edward and wife Tami Hamilton of Bay; a sister, Opal Shaw of Vilonia; two brothers, George Adams of St. Louis and Jack Bridgman of Conway; and three grandchildren, Seth Hamilton of Tampa, Fla., Wade Hamilton and Luke Hamilton, both of Bay.
Funeral service will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. in the chapel of Thompson Funeral Home at Trumann with Gene Hogan and Michael Willard officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Log Cemetery at Brookland.
Pallbearers will be David Adams, Eugene Adams, Kenneth DuVall, Bruce Spencer, Steve Bridgman and Wendall Gibbs.
Honorary pallbearers will be Elouise DuVall, staff and residents of Plantation Homes.
Visitation will be today from 5-8 p.m. in Thompson Funeral Home.
Aden Nicholas Horton
JONESBORO -- Aden Nicholas Horton, 7 months old, died Dec. 17.
Aden was born May 26 as the twin to his sister, IyLana.
Survivors include his mother, Bonnie Jones; father, Anthony Horton; sister, Iylana Horton; brother, Eayn Wright; grandmother, Elnora Jones; and a family of friends.
Services are at 11 a.m. Friday in Grace Chapel of Woodard Funeral Service in Jonesboro with Ricky Smith officiating.
Burial will follow the service in Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery.
MONETTE -- Sherman Edward LaFarlette, 69, of Monette died Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006 in St. Bernards Medical Center.
Born at Trumann on Feb. 16, 1937, he was farmer and a Baptist.
He was preceded in death by his father, Lloyd LaFarlette, and his brother, Jimmy LaFarlette.
Survivors include his mother, Edith LaFarlette of Monette; a son, Barry LaFarlette; two daughters, Sharmaine LaFarlette and Shannon LaFarlette, all of Jonesboro; two sisters, Betty Cole of Monette, and Eveyln Coker of Memphis; grandchildren, Brittney LaFarlette, Courtney LaFarlette and Alexis LaFarlette, all of Jonesboro.
A celebration of his life will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Gregg Funeral Home Chapel at Monette with the Rev. Captain Lovell officiating. Burial will follow in Monette Memorial Cemetery.
Honored to serve as active pallbearers are Terry Edwards, Dennis Cobb, Robin Ashley, Jim Goodman, Bill Craig and Doyle Yates; and as honorary pallbearers, Jodie Brown, David Harrell, Jerry Long, Clay Stewart, Wimp Pyland, Tink Wimberley and Gene Gathright.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today in Gregg Funeral Home at Monette.
Alma V. Lemons
FORT GIBSON, Okla. -- Alma V. Lemons, 75, of Fort Gibson, Okla., formerly of Jonesboro, died Monday, Dec. 18 at Fort Gibson Nursing Home in Fort Gibson.
Born in Brookland, she was retired from General Electric and was a member of Greensboro Road Church of Christ at Jonesboro.
She was married to James Lemons on Sept. 2, 1949. He now resides in Fort Gibson. She also leaves one daughter, Brenda McFarland of Fort Gibson; two brothers, Gerald Bolin of Cherokee Village and Wayne Bolin of Jonesboro; one granddaughter, Sonya Vancil of Manhattan, Kan.; and three great-grandchildren, Hillary Vancil, Christian Vancil and Dylan Vancil of Manhattan.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Pine Log Cemetery at Brookland with Bill Willard officiating.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Hometown Hospice, 2307 South York St., Muskogee, Okla. 74403.
Betty Louise Mabry
PARAGOULD -- Betty Louise Mabry, 69, of Paragould died Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006.
Born Jan. 23, 1937 at Lester, she was a homemaker and a lifelong member of Lake View Methodist Church.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Othal "Dub" and Flossie Ryan; and by one sister, Sue Ryan McCamey.
She is survived by her husband of 51-plus years, Ted Mabry; her daughter, Teddi Anderson; and two granddaughters, Megan Crabtree and Arin Anderson, all of Paragould. She is also survived by her brothers and sisters, Larry Ryan of Paragould, Lonnie Ryan of California, Joan Johnson of Lonsdale and Debbie Swain of Paragould.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel at Paragould with Jimmy Dale Thrasher and Zach Roberts officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Log Cemetery.
Visitation will be Friday from 9 a.m. until service time in the funeral home.
POLLARD -- Elbert Mallard, 63, of Pollard passed away Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2006.
He was the son of the late Walter and Altie Reed Mallard.
He is survived by his wife Judy; five children, Kim Moore of Maynard, Greg Mallard of Piggott, David Mallard of Piggott, Brad Mallard of Menifee, Calif., and Debbie Mallard of Piggott; five grandchildren; and four brothers.
Funeral services will be Friday at 10 a.m. in Hoggard Chapel. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery at Pollard.
Hoggard & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Visitation is today at 6 p.m.