PROTEM, Mo. — Larry Ketcherside, 68, of Protem, Mo., formerly of Paragould, died Sunday.
He was a Vietnam veteran.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty; parents; and sister.
He is survived by his children, siblings and grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6-8 this evening at Heath Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be Wednesday at 3 p.m. in Linwood Cemetery.
Paula Hulsey Mason
BONO — Paula Hulsey Mason, 46, of Bono died Saturday, May 3, 2008.
Survivors include her mother, Thelma Sue Curtis; son, Brian Curtis; daughter, Danielle Mason; stepchildren, Genger Hamrick and Danny Mason II; brothers, Mike and Jeff Hulsey; sisters, Vickie McBroome and Connie Haynes; and one grandchild, Dallas Hicks.
Visitation is 1-2 p.m. Wednesday at Woodman Cemetery
in McCrory with graveside services following. Don Jones is officiating, and Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home of McCrory is in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers are Danny R. Mason II, Tyler J. Cline, Brannon Cline, Monte Johnson, Henry Ogden and Juan Bocanegra.
James Calvin Mingues
April 26, 1931-May 4, 2008
LOCUST GROVE — James Calvin Mingues, 77, of Locust Grove died Sunday in Little Rock.
Survivors include his children, J.C. Mingues of McRay, Chet Mingues of Batesville, Kathy Canard of Locust Grove, Sadie Ivy, Wade Ramsey, Leslie Leon Mingues, David Mingues and Bobby Mingues, all of Mountain View; brothers, Ivan Mingues of Newport, William and Charles Mingues, both of Mountain View; 22 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Dugan Free Pentecostal Church with burial in Mount Joy Cemetery
and arrangements by Qualls Batesville Funeral Service.
Visitation will be this evening from 6-8 at the funeral service.
Frances C. O’Flinn
Oct. 31, 1927-April 30, 2008
OSCEOLA — Frances C. O’Flinn, 80, of Osceola died Wednesday at Blytheville.
She was a homemaker and member of Osceola First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her sons, Arther Bowen Ayres III of San Francisco and John Kevin O’Flinn of Batavia, Ohio; brother, Charles Cannon of Ponca City, Okla.; and three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Cliff and Mary Ruth Brown Cannon; husband, John Lewis O’Flinn; and a sister.
Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Wilson’s Osceola Funeral Home with burial in Mississippi County Memorial Gardens and visitation from noon to 2 p.m. before services.
PIGGOTT — Velma Potts, 85, of Piggott died Saturday, May 3, 2008, in Piggott.
She was the daughter of the late James Elmer and Cora Ann Steward.
Survivors include her husband, Charles Wesley “Pete” Potts; three children, Peggy Neeley and husband, Jimmy, of Dallas, Sonny Potts and wife, Charlotte, of Greenway, and Randy Potts and wife, Mona, of Piggott; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and brother, Norman Steward.
Services will be today at 10 a.m. in Hoggard and Sons Chapel with burial in Mitchell Cemetery
Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home of Piggott is in charge of arrangements.
Loyd E. Snell
JONESBORO — Loyd E. Snell, 49, of Jonesboro, passed away on Sunday May 4, 2008, at his home.
He was born in Harrisburg on May 20, 1958, to G.W. and Bobbie Sue Snell. He was a machine operator at Quebecor World for 16 years and attended Temple Baptist church. He loved NHRA racing, was a huge Raiders fan and was a member of the National Hot Rod Association.
He leaves behind his wife, Carol Snell of the home; his sons, Daniel Lee Snell of Sacramento, Calif., and Travis Loyd Snell of the home; daughters, Keri Snell of the home and Krissy Wirtz of El Paso, Texas; his mother, Bobbie Snell of Jonesboro; brothers, Len Snell of Jonesboro and Lesley Snell of Mountain Home; his father in law, Douglas R. Samson of Chattanooga, Tenn.; and numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at Roller-Farmers Union Chapel beginning at 2 p.m. with Jerry Jolly and Bill Panneck officiating. Burial will follow at Pine Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Wednesday before the service from 12:30 to 2 p.m.
Pallbearers will include John Lee Cook, Steve Emmons, Robby Qualls, Darrel Baker, Jim Coats and Gary Cook. Co-workers from Quebecor World will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Gloria Ann Sutton
MEMPHIS — Gloria Ann Sutton, 71, of Memphis passed away March 27, 2008.
Ann was preceded in death by her parents, James P. and Louise T. Ingram; sons, Jack Hollingsworth and Don Hollingsworth.
She is survived by her daughter, Carol Hawkins of Jonesboro; son, Aaron James Hollingsworth; and her former husband, Jack Hollingsworth.
Services were April 1 at Family Funeral Care with burial in Elmwood Cemetery.
Carolyn Ann Swearengen
BLYTHEVILLE — Mrs. Carolyn Ann Swearengen, 81, of Blytheville died Sunday at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville.
She leaves her husband, Herb “Sonny” Swearengen Jr.; her children, Herbert Swearengen III of Blytheville, Ann Jackson of Walls, Miss., James Robert and Tom Swearengen, both of Memphis, and Jean Assad of Fairhope, Ala.; her brother, James Peterson of Jonesboro; and three granddaughters.
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. today in Elmwood Cemetery
at Blytheville under the direction of Cobb Funeral Home of Blytheville.
Carrie Shipley Bolton
PIGGOTT — Carrie Shipley Bolton, 84, of Piggott passed away Wednesday, May 7, 2008, at Piggott Hospital.
She was a homemaker and of the Christian faith.
She is survived by her husband, Herbert Bolton of Piggott; son, Charles Shipley of Manila; daughter, Linda Powell of Manila; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Monday at 1 p.m. in Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel at Rector with burial following in Mitchell Cemetery
Visitation will be Sunday evening from 6-8 in Mitchell Funeral Home of Rector.
BLYTHEVILLE — Phillip Branscum, 51, died Thursday, May 8, at Blytheville.
He was a resident of Blytheville and a construction worker.
Funeral services will be held today at 4 p.m. in Carney Funeral Home Chapel at Blytheville.
Carney Funeral Home, (870) 358-0011, is in charge of arrangements.
SCHUGTOWN — Ethel Doris Robinson Butler, 79, of Schugtown went to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 8, 2008, at Lake Side Nursing Center.
Born Jan. 3, 1929, to William Gus and Marie Robinson, she was an avid gardener, quilter, artist and homemaker. Mrs. Butler was a member of Schugtown Methodist Church and Craighead County Extension Homemakers Club. She was a 1946 graduate of Dixie High School.
She will be greatly missed by her husband of 61 years, Cleadus “C.P.” Butler of the home; sons, Dale and wife Bridget, Kent and wife Ann, all of Schugtown; and daughter, Carrie Dawn Butler Wells and husband David of Louisville, Ky. She is also survived by siblings, Garland Robinson of Walcott, Vonda Noel and Joy Huckabee, both of Paragould, and Roy Robinson of Kingman, Ariz.; and by many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Her legacy will be carried on by her grandchildren, Megan, Tyler, Brandon and Mikala Butler and Ashleigh and Bryce Wells.
Visitation will be this evening from 6-9 in Mitchell Funeral Home at Paragould.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel with Everett Isom and Tommy Toombs officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Log Cemetery.
Honored to serve as pallbearers will be Terry Schug, Ted Schug, Mike Schug, Phillip Hairrell, Lynn Price, Frankie Reece, J.B. Harvey and Buddy Cox.