Phyllis Carol Jones
TRUMANN — Mrs. Phyllis Carol Jones, 58, of Trumann died Sunday morning at her residence of natural causes.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Thompson Funeral Home of Trumann.
Richard Lee Freeman Sr.
OSCEOLA — Richard Lee Freeman Sr., 35, of Osceola died Sunday at St. Bernards Medical Center.
Survivors include wife, Misty Freeman of Osceola; sons, Richard Lee Jr. and Robert Carl Freeman, both of Cooter, Mo.; parents, Linda and Wayne Freeman of Osceola; sister, Sherri Ann Edwards of Cherokee Village; and brothers, Wayne Jr. and Douglas Freeman, both of Osceola.
Visitation is tonight, 6-9, at Bethel Church of the Lord Jesus Christ in Osceola.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the church with Bobby Tidwell officiating and burial in Garden Point Cemetery in Etowah. Wilson Funeral Home of Osceola is in charge of arrangements.
Marjorie Oliver Heard
CHEROKEE VILLAGE — Marjorie Oliver Heard, 74, of Cherokee Village passed away Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008, at White River Medical Center in Batesville.
Marjorie was born April 4, 1934, at Elton, La., to the late Melina and Wayne Oliver. She worked as a manager of a cancer clinic in Lafayette, La., a church secretary and legal secretary, and was a housewife from 1975 on. She liked tole painting and quilting.
Cremation arrangements are by Willis Funeral Service in Batesville.
A memorial service will be held at Cherokee Village First Baptist Church on Thursday at 10 a.m. Larry Smith of First Baptist Church, Charley McKendrie of Lighthouse Baptist and Jimmie Polstou of The Community Church will be officiating.
JONESBORO — Opal Hogue, 92, died Monday, Dec. 15, 2008 at St. Bernards Medical Center.
Arrangements are incomplete and entrusted to Gregg Funeral Home of Jonesboro.
Harold L. Hood Sr.
MALVERN — Harold L. Hood Sr., 87, of Malvern, formerly of Paragould and Blytheville, died Dec. 13, 2008.
He was born Aug. 12, 1921, at Potts Camp, Miss., to Dale and Ora Lee Hood. He was a World War II Army veteran.
Survivors include his son, Harold Hood Jr. of Greenwood; grandsons, Wade Hood of Harlinger, Texas, and Kelly Hood of Malvern; and five great-grandchildren.
His wife, Dorothy Duvall Hood; a sister and a grandson preceded him in death.
Services will be today at 3 p.m. in Qualls Batesville Funeral Service Chapel with burial in Oaklawn Cemetery.
James David Jarrett
TRUMANN — James David “Gentle Ben” Jarrett, 69, of Trumann died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro.
He was born at Poughkeepsie and had lived in Trumann for the past 30 years. He was a construction worker and of the Pentecostal faith.
Mr. Jarrett was preceded in death by two brothers, Donnie and Earnestene Jarrett; and his parents, William and Jeffie Rodgers Jarrett.
Survivors include one son, David Jarrett of Jonesboro; three sisters, Wanda Carter and Maxcean Long, both of Trumann, and Mavis Franklin of Baylis, Ill.; one brother, Waldean Jarrett of Trumann; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Wednesday morning at 10 in the chapel of Thompson Funeral Home at Trumann with the Rev. David Adams officiating. Burial will follow in Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be James Reeves, Phillip Hanley, Ray Guthrie, Danny Jarrett, Mike Smith and Kasey Arrington.
Honorary pallbearers will be Andrew Reeves, Bobby Harper and Terry Bandy.
Visitation will be this evening from 5-7 at Thompson Funeral Home.
Florence Yvionne Owens
TRUMANN — Mrs. Florence Yvionne Owens, 68, died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008, at the family residence.
Born in Lepanto, she had lived in Trumann for the past 33 years and was formerly of England. Mrs. Owens was a homemaker and a member of the First Assembly of God in Trumann.
She was preceded in death by one sister, one brother and her parents, Carl and Lucille Pierce Martin.
Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Landon Owens of the home; one daughter, Linda and husband Ronnie Maxwell of Trumann; one son, Mickey Owens of Cabot; one brother, Bobby Martin of Harrisburg; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 at the First Assembly of God in Trumann with the Rev. Kenneth Doke officiating. Burial will follow in the Harrisburg Memorial Park Cemetery in Harrisburg under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home in Trumann.
Pallbearers will be Taylor Morgan, Jared Maxwell, Reece Owens, Kenny Maxwell, Ricky Vinson and Patrick Kimberland. Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons at First Assembly of God.
Visitation will be tonight from 5-8 at the First Assembly of God on Willow Road in Trumann.
Memorials may be made to the First Assembly of God Church Building Fund.
MANILA — Mickey Mc-Laughlin, 62, of Manila died Dec. 13, 2008, at South Mississippi County Regional Medical Center in Osceola.
He was born Aug. 6, 1946, at Huntsville, Ala. to the late Mildred and Joe W. McLaughlin.
He was a retired truck driver and of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his sisters Betty Jane Qick of Flintville, Tenn., and Ruby South of Manila; and brothers, Arrie McLaughlin of Bassett, Charles McLaughlin of Batesburg, S.C., and Zeke McLaughlin of Joiner.
There will be no services. Wilson’s Osceola Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
SMITHVILLE — Henry Melton, 77, of Smithville died Sunday.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia; sons, Jack Melton of Cave City, Scott Melton of Strawberry, Rod Melton of Pocahontas, Leroy Ruminer of Utah, Cecil Ruminer of Pleasant Grove and Alfred Ruminer of Texas; daughters, Lisa Steele of Kansas and Mary Clark of Mountain View; brother, R.V. Melton of Dowdy; sister, Myrtle Meadows of Cord; 20 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Rosebud Assembly of God at Saffell. Interment will be at Townsend Cemetery.
Visitation is tonight, 6-8, at the Newark Jackson Funeral Home.
Stokely Verneal Qualls
BATESVILLE — Stokely Verneal Qualls, a lifelong resident of Independence County, died Sunday at a local hospital.
Survivors include son, Riley Qualls, and granddaughter, Shawdra Hastings Qualls, both of Batesville.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Riley Stokely and Laura Belle Qualls; wife, Laverne Scott Nail; sister, Maple Langston; and brothers, Raymond, Odie, Logan and Cassell Qualls.
Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Qualls Batesville Funeral Service Chapel with David Insell officiating. Burial will follow in Sulphor Rock Cemetery with arrangements by Qualls Batesville Funeral Service of Batesville.
Visitation will be tonight, 6-8, at the funeral home.
Glenda Mae Salter
DESHA — Glenda Mae Salter, 67, of Desha died Dec. 12, 2008.
She was born April 13, 1941, at Grange to the late Everett and Theo Butler. Her husband, Loyd Salter, also preceded her in death.
Survivors include her sons, Keith Salter of Cordova, Tenn., Kenny Salter of Desha and Kevin Salter of Batesville; daughter, Karen Edwards of Mt. Pleasant; brother, James Butler of Little Rock; sister, Darlene Lindsay of Missoula, Mont.; seven grandchildren and one step-grandchild.
Services will be today at 10 a.m. in Desha First Baptist Church with burial in Mount View Cemetery. Arrangements are by Qualls Batesville Funeral Home.
CONWAY — Renne Schaak, died Monday, Dec. 15, 2008, at her residence in Conway.
Arrangements are incomplete and entrusted to Gregg Funeral Home of Jonesboro.
PARAGOULD — Juanita Fannie Stonebraker, 79, of Paragould died Saturday at Memphis.
She was the daughter of the late Ora Matthews and Behulah Matthews. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Ray “Stoney” Stonebraker.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, James and Brenda Stonebraker of Memphis; sisters, Joann Richardson-McNabb and Barbara Matthews, both of Little Rock, and Faye Jackson of Paragould; step-grandson, John William Lamberth; and five great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. until service time Wednesday at Heath Colonial Chapel. Her life will be celebrated at Heath Colonial Chapel at 1:30 with the Rev. David White officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to American Cancer Society, 1204 Robinwood, Paragould 72450.