JONESBORO — Virgie Jackson, 88, of Jonesboro passed away Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008, at St. Bernards Medical Center.
She was born at Egypt on Oct. 15, 1919, to James and Mayme Broadaway. Ms. Jackson taught school at North Elementary for many years before retiring. She was a member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church.
She leaves behind her nieces and their husbands, Stephanie and Keith Neely, and Briane and Rusty Trevathan; great-nephew, Josh Neely; and great-nieces, Sara Beth Cook and her husband Bryce, and Cari Trevathan, all of Jonesboro.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Noel Jackson; her brother, Vondal Broadaway; and her parents.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home, beginning at 10 a.m., with G.W. Endicott and Gary Henderson officiating. Burial will follow in Philadelphia Cemetery.
Visitation will be held this evening from 5-8 in the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Josh Neely, Bryce Cook, Drew Dunham, Reuben Broadaway, Bryant Cole and David Elliott.
Honorary pallbearers will include Bill Summers, Lloyd Sommers, Thurman Bolton, Mitchell Lawson, Tommy Hogan, Mike Hogan, the ladies of Ruth Sunday school class and the North School Classic’s.
Edna J. Kibiloski
PARAGOULD — Edna J. Kibiloski, 90, of Paragould died Wednesday, Feb. 6, at Baptist Hospital at Memphis.
Edna was a sales coordinator for Darling Store Fixtures and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter; parents, Casmir and Julia Herman Ross; brother, Harold Ross; and granddaughter, Sarah Buchman.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Sue Kibiloski and Marty Buchman of Paragould; son and daughter-in-law, James and Nancy Kibiloski of Michigan; sister, Evelyn Kubasiak of Bronson, Mich.; brother, Marion Ross of Coldwater, Mich.; grandchildren, Matthew, Aaron and Mary, Joseph, Andrew, Marc and Seth Buchman; and great-grandson, Eamon Buchman.
Visitation will be tonight from 5:30-8 in Heath Funeral Home. Rosary will be at 7 p.m.
Funeral Mass will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Matthew Garrison officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s cemetery at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or St. Mary’s Catholic School.
Linda Beth Koonce
BLYTHEVILLE — Linda Beth Koonce, 68, of Blytheville died Wednesday, Feb. 6, at Great River Medical Center at Blytheville.
Mrs. Koonce leaves her husband, Ira N. Koonce; daughter, Laura Mosley; and son, Ira Koonce Jr., all of Blytheville; sister, Jamie Waters of North Little Rock; and four grandchildren.
Services will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in Cobb Funeral Home Chapel at Blytheville with Dr. Tommy Joe Carney and the Rev. Billy Hardesty officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6-8 this evening in the funeral home.
Charles ‘Lindy’ Miller
HARRISBURG — Charles “Lindy” Miller, 80, of Harrisburg died Thursday, Feb. 7, at Harrisburg.
Miller was born Aug. 1, 1927, at Bay Village, the son of Charlie and Mary Miller.
Miller was preceded in death by his parents, sister and half-brother.
He is survived by his wife, Eva Jordan Miller; sons, Paul and Ken Miller of Harrisburg; daughter, Debbie Knick of Harrisburg; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in Jackson’s Harrisburg Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Harrisburg Memorial Park.
Visitation will be tonight from 6-8 in the funeral home.
Roy William Neal
MACKS CREEK, Mo. — Roy William Neal, 67, of Macks Creek, formerly of Hoxie, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 5.
Surviviors include his wife, Ruth; daughter, Renee Lynch of Macks Creek; son, Wally Neal of Savannah, Ga.; brother, Bobby Neal of Walnut Ridge; and four sisters, Pauline Kamery of Sedalia, Mo., Irene Milgrim of Jonesboro, Christine Nees of Black Rock and Lucille Humphries of Oklahoma.
Graveside services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Lawrence Memorial Park with Bryan Funeral Home in charge.
Visitation will be tonight from 6-8 in the funeral home.
McCOMB, Miss. — Dr. Evelyn D. Prescott, 86, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008, at Beacham Memorial Hospital at Magnolia, Miss.
Visitation is Saturday from 5-8 p.m. in Hartman Funeral Home of McComb. Visitation will resume Sunday at noon until services at 2 p.m. in Hartman. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery with the Rev. Donald Dick officiating.
Dr. Prescott received her doctorate from the University of Arkansas. She was the coordinator of women’s physical education at the University of Arkansas and was also named emeritus professor of education by the board of trustees.
WALNUT RIDGE — Kenneth Terry, 91, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
He had lived in Lawrence County all his life and was a farmer. Kenneth was of the Baptist belief.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Hester Sides Terry; brothers, Cornelius “Shorty,” Ernest, Daniel and J.C. Terry; one infant brother; sister, Lorene Vinson; daughter-in-law, Mary Terry; grandson, Kevin James Terry; and great-grandson, Zachary Dale Halbrook.
He is survived by a son, Ken Joe Terry of Greensboro, N.C.; daughter, Shirley Rice of Portia; brother, Bernice Terry of Moline, Ill.; sisters, Irene Bradley of California, Ruby Whaley of Michigan, and Willodeane Schleuter, Elizabeth Holder and husband Weldon, all of Walnut Ridge; grandchildren, Sean Terry of Auburn, Ga., Jerry Halbrook of Brighten, Tenn., and Linda Glidewell of Paragould; and five great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be today at 11 a.m. in Ward Cemetery at Strawberry under the direction of House-Gregg Funeral Home.
Melvin Nicholas Williams
MEMPHIS — Melvin Nicholas Williams, 23, of Memphis died Monday, Feb. 4, 2008.
Survivors include his wife, Natasha Williams of Memphis; father, Melvin Williams of Blytheville; mother, Lynda Williams of Blytheville; sisters, Catrina Williams of Little Rock and Krystal Williams of Blytheville; and grandmother, Doretta Williams of Blytheville.
Services will be Saturday at noon in Blytheville First Baptist Church with burial in Memory Garden Cemetery.
Visitation will be this evening from 6-8 in Nehemiah Temple Church of God in Christ.
Services are under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home.
Juana ‘Tee’ Wright
HARDY — Juana “Tee” Wright, 71, of Hardy died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008, at Fulton County Hospital at Salem.
Tee was born March 18, 1936, in New Mexico, the daughter of John Thomas Wright and Rose Laura Brocarro Wright. She moved to Sharp County with her family over 65 years ago.
Tee was the first woman in Sharp County to sell real estate. She owned and operated Sharp County Abstract and Title Co. for more than 37 years. She loved to help people and loved to hunt and fish.
She is survived by a son, Poncho Sterling of Hardy; two brothers, Joe Wright of California and Claude Wright of Kansas; one sister, Lucille Tigner of New Mexico; four grandchildren, Andy Phelps, J.T. Sterling and Drew Sterling, all of Hardy, and Shyanne Sterling of Williford; and three great-grandchildren, Kody Phelps, Bayleigh Phelps and Perrin Sterling.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Pam Sterling; and eight brothers and sisters.
Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday at 10 a.m. in Tri-County Funeral Home at Highland with burial following in Turkey Pen Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Carl Baldridge, Josh Sisco, Lloyd Lindley, Tracy Morgan, Nathan Winey, Danny Taylor, Zack Lambert and Ronnie McLintock.
Honorary pallbearers will include Herb Wilson, Kenneth Hamilton, Andy Jackson, Rodney Williams, George Shepherd, Stewart Lambert, Paul Garner, Larry Emison, Tom Thompson and Jim Stalcup.
Visitation will be this evening from 6-8 in the funeral home.
Arrangements are under the direction of Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland.
Esther Virginia Dixon
MARMADUKE — Esther Virginia Dixon, 79, of Marmaduke died Friday in Jonesboro.
Arrangements are incomplete with Heath Funeral Home.