Jimmy E. Mangrum
TRUMANN — Jimmy E. Mangrum, 60, of Jonesboro died Wednesday, July 23, 2008, at St. Bernards Medical Center at Jonesboro.
Born at Marked Tree, he had lived in the Bay and Jonesboro area since 1984. He owned an appliance repair business, was a former lab technician and diesel mechanic, was a veteran of the Army National Guard and of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Sue Mangrum; his father, John Elvis Mangrum; and one sister, Betty Yewell.
Survivors include one daughter, Andrea Nicole Mangrum of Jonesboro; his mother, Cora Lee Mangrum of Jonesboro; eight brothers, Larry and Johnny Mangrum of Trumann, Lonnie, Charles, Danny and Ed Mangrum, all of Jonesboro, Roland Mangrum of Alma and Richard Mangrum of Buckeye, Ariz.; and one sister, Jean Johnson of Portland, Ore.
Funeral services will be Saturday morning at 10 in the chapel of Thompson Funeral Home with Richard Guy officiating. Burial will follow in Nettleton Cemetery at Jonesboro.
Pallbearers will be Scott Mangrum, Richard Mangrum, Mike Sullivan, Allen Mangrum, Travis Mangrum and Jason McIntosh
Honorary pallbearers will be Robinette Medical Clinic staff.
Visitation will be this evening from 5-7 in Thompson Funeral Home.
James Kenneth McElroy
CARDWELL, Mo. — James Kenneth McElroy, 82, of Cardwell died Thursday, July 24, at his home.
Born at Egypt, Ark., he was the son of the late Eugene and Vinnie Jones McElroy and a lifelong Cardwell-area resident. He was a retired farmer and attended Calvary Full Gospel Church at Cardwell.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Flossie Stanley McElroy; two sisters, Geniva Hathcoat and Fern Forkum; and one stepgrandson.
Survivors include his stepson, Darrell Stanley of North Little Rock; brother, Floyd McElroy of Monette; sisters, Beatrice Gulley of Jonesboro and Betty Baldridge of Monette; and one stepgranddaughter.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday in Cardwell Cemetery with the Rev. Mark Wheeler officiating under the direction of Howard Funeral Service of Leachville.
Family and friends will meet at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Monette Church of Christ for the procession to the cemetery.
The family will receive visitors tonight from 6-8 in the funeral home at Leachville.
Lisa Sue Montana
MALDEN, Mo. — Lisa Sue Montana, 44, of Malden, formerly of Piggott, died Wednesday, July 23, 2008.
Her husband, John W. Montana, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her children, Michael Montana of Corning and Samantha Montana of the home; granddaughter, Madison Paige Montana; parents, William and Katie Betty Billings of Piggott; and mother-in-law, Barbara Montana of Rockford, Ill.
Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home of Piggott with Allen Vaughn officiating. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery at Pollard.
Visitation will be at 6 this evening.
LAKE CITY — Glenna O’Neal, 83, of Lake City died Thursday, July 24, 2008, at St. Bernards Medical Center.
She lived in Peoria, Ill., prior to moving to Lake City four years ago.
She is survived by her sons, Mike O’Neal and wife Donna of Lake City, Quentin Nungesser and wife Sherry and Daniel Nungesser of Belleville, Ill., Gary Nungesser and wife Rene of Palm Bay, Fla., and Beri Nungesser and wife Michele of Wisconsin; daughters, Sheri Prohaska and husband Dave of St. Louis, and Patty McMullen-Horner and husband Kyle of Peoria; 20 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in Emerson Memorial Chapel of Jonesboro with Sean Milliken officiating and Emerson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Burial will be private and visitation will be from 1 until service time in the chapel.
Marion D. Parks
ST. LOUIS — Marion D. Parks, 72, of St. Louis, formerly of Piggott, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2008.
He was the son of the late Homer and Bessie Parham Parks.
Survivors include his son, Kenneth Parks of St. Louis; brothers, Eugene Parks of Piggott and Jerry Parks of Jonesboro; and sister, Margaret Louise Pery of Steele, Mo.
Services will be today at 2 p.m. in Hoggard and Sons Chapel with Kevin Murray officiating. Burial will be in Piggott Cemetery. Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home of Piggott is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time.
Charlene Poe Paul
MONETTE — Charlene Poe Paul, 72, died Tuesday, July 22, 2008, at St. Bernards Medical Center.
She was born Aug. 11, 1935, in the Wallace community to the late Frank and Ila Eaton Poe.
She retired from General Motors’ Delco Division at Kokoma, Ind., after 30 years and returned to Monette in 1990. She was a member of Mount Pleasant General Baptist Church.
She is survived by a sister, Marlene Nuckles of Monette; a brother, Larry Poe and wife Judy of Thonotosassa, Fla.; two stepchildren, Gary Paul and Sandra Paul; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and a special caregiver, Lucille “Boots” Poe.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Billie Paul; two sons who died at birth, Gary Lynn Paul and David Wayne Paul; a brother, Cletus Eugene Poe; and a sister, Catherine Trantham.
A celebration of her life will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in Gregg Funeral Home at Monette with the Revs. Jerry Reed and Jim Rupard officiating. Burial will follow in Monette Memorial Cemetery.
Visitation will be held this evening from 6-8 in Gregg Funeral Home at Monette.
Honored to serve as pallbearers are Jason Poe, Neil Poe, Michael Trantham, David Trantham, Billie David Paul IV and Elvis Poe Jr.
In lieu of flowers the family has set up an account at Heritage Bank in care of Charlene Paul to be donated to the Arkansas Children’s Hospital in memory of her two sons.
Bryan Kelly Pique
PARAGOULD — Bryan Kelly Pique, 44, of Paragould passed away Tuesday, July 22, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center.
He was the son of the late Sgt. Kelly Ray Pigue, an Arkansas State Trooper who preceded him in death in 1977. Bryan was also preceded in death by his grandparents, Holland and Ina Weaver, Herbert Pigue and Clara Pigue Swafford.
Bryan was a member of First Baptist Church, Puxico, Mo.
Survivors include his wife, Felecia Pique of Paragould; mother and stepfather, Martha and Leon Gadberry of Forrest City; stepson, Josh Kissee, wife Rebecca and family, Jacob, Jordan, Johnathan, Jonah and Jared of Paragould; brother and sister-in-law, Kenny and Robin Pigue and family Chelsea, Dillon and Dru of Jonesboro; stepbrother, Sam Gadberry of Searcy; father-in-law, Bob Miller of Kansas City, Mo.; mother-in-law, Joni Huffman of Paragould; and stepgrandmother, Hazel Weaver of Panama City Beach, Fla.
Visitation will be tonight from 6-8 in Heath Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in Memorial Gardens Cemetery with the Revs. Jerry Weaver and Jeff Weaver officiating and James Wilthong.
Memorials may be made to Heath Funeral Home in memory of Bryan Kelly Pique.
Loyd Franklin Reese
TRUMANN — Loyd Franklin Reese, 74, of Trumann died Wednesday, July 23, 2008, at St. Bernards Medical Center at Jonesboro.
Born at Bay, he had lived in Trumann for four years. Mr. Reese was the former director for the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy in Camden, a veteran of the U.S. Army, retired deputy sheriff and former policeman for the Trumann Police Department, a 32nd degree Mason, and past Grand Patron of the Order of the Eastern Star. He was the senior elder and member of First Christian Church in Trumann.
Mr. Reese was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Ruby Blunt Reese; one brother, Billy Reese; and one sister, Dortha Holmes.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Glenda Reese of the home; one son, David Reese of Ocala, Fla.; one daughter, Faith Reynolds of Trumann; one brother, Darrel Reese of Trumann, four grandchildren, Jody Costa, Brandon Williams, Ashley Williams and Tiffiany Adlon, and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be this morning at 10 in the chapel of Thompson Funeral Home at Trumann with the Rev. Leonard Harp officiating. Burial will follow in Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Brandon Williams, Darrell Reynolds, Gary Baldwin, Gerry Darr, Dale Bibbs and LaRoy McCann.
Memorials may be made to First Christian Church of Trumann.
JONESBORO — Jack Riggins, 90, of Jonesboro died Thursday, July 24, 2008, at his home.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Emerson Funeral Home of Jonesboro.
Brandon Alexander Smith
JONESBORO — Funeral services for 25-year-old Brandon Alexander Smith of Jonesboro will be Saturday at noon in Temple Baptist Church at Jonesboro. Burial will follow in St. Luke Cemetery at Earle.
Visitation will be Saturday from 11 until time of service in the church.
Survivors include his son, Trez Howerton of Jonesboro; parents, Rickey and Betty Smith of Jonesboro; brothers, Cornelious Smith and Joshua Smith, both of Jonesboro, and Rickey Smith of Memphis; sisters, Shaundrell Washington and Jermece Smith, both of Jonesboro, and Sirvera Smith of Forrest City; and grandfather, Sylvester Smith of Parkin.