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Arkansas Obituary and Death Notice Archive - Page 1225

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Date: Saturday, 19 April 2014, at 5:58 a.m.

R.A. Simpson

R.A. Simpson, 89, of Casa Grande, Ariz., died on Saturday, July 8, 2006.

He was born Sept. 24, 1916, at Greenway, the son of the late Elmer and Laura Cox Simpson.

He was a Navy veteran of World War II, and a 50-year Mason. He was a lifelong farmer and

heavy equipment operator.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Edith Davis Simpson; four sisters and five brothers.

Survivors include his wife, Monedith; sons, Dewon, Doyle Dean and Darrell; and a daughter, Dian Simpson Foltz. He also leaves stepdaughters Robin Wawryznski and Sherry Simmons; and one sister, Vera Atkinson; 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at the Masonic Lodge in Piggott at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 13.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a local Hospice.

Bobby J. Stewart

Bobby J. Stewart, 73, of Lemay, Mo., died on Thursday, July 20, 2006, in Lemay.

He was born July 15, 1933, in Greene County, the son of the late W.F. Stewart and Floye Light Stewart.

Mr. Stewart was the former owner of three Kwikway Restaurant's and four Stewart bars, Lemay Bowl and was a real estate agent for Coldwell Banker Realtors.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Charles Stewart; and two sisters, Ovela Sheffield and Louise Nichols.

He was united in marriage to Jo Ann Jost on Dec. 25, 1951. They had two children. He later married Alice K. Waggner.

He is survived by his wife, Alice K. Stewart; two children, Steve Stewart and wife, Cammie, of Jefferson City, Mo., and Jeanie Stewart of Chesterfield, Mo.; two stepsons, Terry Hawn and wife, Patty, and Randall Hawn and wife, Linda Hill; two grandchildren, Jason and Robyn Stewart; three stepgrandchildren, Kerie Stewart, Adrienne Hawn and Melissa Hawn; one brother, Glen Stewart of Rector; two sisters, Sue Watson of Rector and Betty Jean Douglas of Columbia, Ill.; Pat Carpenter Craft, who was raised as a sister; and many other nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 24, 2006, at Kutis South County Chapel, located at 5255 Lemay Ferry Road in St. Louis. Burial followed at Park Lawn Cemetery under the direction of Kutis Funeral Home.

Lonnie E. Starks

Lonnie E. Starks, 57, of Idalia, Mo., died Wednesday, July 26, 2006, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter.

He was born May 1, 1949, in Piggott, the son of the late Joseph Lonnie and Sarah Lee (Holifield) Starks.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Josie Lee Mauldin; and a nephew, Jackie Wayne Mauldin.

He is survived by three children, Angel Marie Cochran and husband, John, of Idalia, Mo., Lonnie Starks Jr. of Idalia, Mo., and Bruce Edward Starks of Sikeston; the mother of his children, Pat Fitzpatrick of Idalia, Mo.; five grandchildren, Morgan Massey, Brenton Massey, Patty Copeland, Jeff Thompson and Loni Starks; one sister, Mary Lou Brown and husband, James Ralph, of House Springs, Mo.; many aunts and uncles and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 28, 2006, in the Hoggard and Sons Chapel with Johnnie Bradshaw officiating. Burial followed in the Cummins Chapel Cemetery at Pollard. Pallbearers were Lonnie Starks, Bruce Starks, John Cochran, Kenny Mauldin, Eric Mauldin, Rickie Mauldin, Roger Cale and Coy Leslie Mauldin.

Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home of Piggott was in charge of the arrangements.

Donald G. Edwards

Donald G. Edwards, 55, of Campbell died Thursday, July 27, 2006, in the General Baptist Nursing Home at Campbell.

He was born Jan. 24, 1951, in Rector, the son of the late John Henry and Helen (Crews) Edwards.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Junior Edwards and Dennis Ray Edwards.

He is survived by three children, Dennis Gene Edwards of Russellville, Denise Edwards of Russellville and Donald Gene Edwards Jr. of Campbell; one granddaughter; four sisters, Virgie Scheffler of Piggott, Neda Terrell of Rector, Sherry Broadway of Piggott and Susie Brown of Kennett; two brothers, Donnie Edwards and Curly Edwards; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 31, 2006, in the Hoggard and Sons Chapel with Bill Ward officiating. Burial followed in the Nimmons Cemetery in Nimmons. Pallbearers were Damon Banks, Dennis Banks, Paul Edwards, Timmy Bearden, Steven Bearden and Kyle Johnson.

Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home of Piggott was in charge of the arrangements.

Steve Edwards

Steve Edwards, 44, of Piggott died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006, in the Piggott Community Hospital.

He was born on Oct. 18, 1961, the son of Lester and Louise Allgood Edwards.

He was united in marriage to Melissa Brawner on May 23, 1987. They had three daughters.

He was a trusted and extremely caring member of the First General Baptist Church in Piggott, where he served in many capacities including: Deacon, the bus ministry, as a Sunday School teacher and was in charge of the audio/video ministry.

He had worked for several years as maintenance supervisor at Piggott Community Hospital.

He is survived by his wife, Melissa Edwards of Piggott; three daughters, Andrea, Kendra and Shana Edwards of Piggott; his father and mother, Lester and Louise Edwards of Piggott; two sisters, Denise McCrillis and husband, Darrell, of St. Francis and Shelia Mayberry and husband, Neal, of Piggott; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Pat Brawner of Piggott; paternal grandmother, Rena Smith of Kennett; grandmother-in-law, Lutie Rosson of Piggott; one sister-in-law, Johniece Johnson and husband, Chris, of Huntsville, Ala.; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, 2006, in the Hoggard and Sons Chapel with Joe Payne officiating. Burial followed in the Piggott Cemetery in Piggott. Active pallbearers were Ricky Payne, Jeff Benbrook, Brian Nagy, Delane Burns, Jim Threatt and Chuck Sawyers. Honorary pallbearers were James Featherston, Rick Haywood, Trent Holcomb, Jim Poole, Wayne Featherston, Brad Wright, Arthur Lloyd, Scott McCrillis, Bradley Mayberry and Darren McCrillis.

Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home of Piggott was in charge of the arrangements.

Glen McDoniel

Glen McDoniel, 75, of Cookeville, Tenn., formerly of Piggott, died on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006, in NHC of Cookeville, Tenn.

He was born Nov. 6, 1930, at Tuckerman, the son of the late James Robert "J.R." and Clara Fortenberry McDoniel.

Mr. McDoniel graduated from David Lipscomb College (now University) with his bachelor's degree in 1952. He was united in marriage to Marian Milhoan on June 5, 1953.

He began preaching in 1949 and has served churches in Cambridge, Ohio, Piggott, Jonesboro, Macon, Ga., Houston, Texas, and Columbus, Miss. He was with the Jefferson Avenue Church of Christ at Cookeville since 1977. He entered semi-retirement in June 1998 and continued to serve the Jefferson Avenue Church as an associate minister and elder while holding several gospel meetings each year.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Marian Milhoan McDoniel; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert "Bob" and Dorothy McDoniel of Harrisburg; two daughters and sons-in-law, Lynn and John Lane of Cookeville, Tenn., and Nancy and Brian Mansfield of Nashville; one brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Judy McDoniel of Hurst, Texas; a sister and brother-in-law, Jan and Richard Graig of Nashville; and 10 grandchildren, Amy Anglish and husband, Jeremy, Ellen McDoniel, Phillip McDoniel, Rebecca Lane, James Lane, Michael Lane, Nick Mansfield, Zach Mansfield, Gracelyn Mansfield and Annalise Mansfield.

Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2006, at the Jefferson Avenue Church of Christ with Bro. Buddy Johnson, Bro. Gary Hampton, Bro. Steve Baggett and Bro. Jim McDoniel officiating. Burial followed in Crest Lawn Cemetery.

Hooper-Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Ora Modena Potts

Ora Modena Potts, 84, of Bartlett, Tenn., formerly of Greenway and Paragould, died Monday, July 10, 2006, at her residence.

She was born on Oct. 3, 1921, in Guy, the daughter of the late James Elmer and Cora Ann (Hooper) Steward.

She was of the Baptist faith.

She was united in marriage to William Potts on Sept. 2, 1939. He preceded her in death on May 2, 2000. They had two sons.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Wendell Potts; one great-grandson, Dustin McIntosh; two brothers, Amon Steward and James Steward; and four sisters, Ida, Grace, Elva and Pearl.

She is survived by one son, Ray Potts and wife, Roma, of Bartlett, Tenn.; one daughter-in-law, Geraldine Potts of Dallas; six grandchildren, Joy Waugh and husband, Chad, of Mesquite, Texas, Angie McIntosh and husband, Jim, of Pollard, Pamela Crocker and husband, Steve, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, Shawn Potts and wife, Jennifer, of Cedar Hill, Texas, Kenneth Potts and wife, Mindy, of Drummonds, Tenn., and Shane Potts of Dallas; 10 great-grandchildren; one brother, Norman Steward and wife, Marietta, of Piggott; one sister, Velma Potts and husband, Pete, of Piggott; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 13, 2006, in the Hoggard and Sons Chapel with Ron Black officiating. Burial followed in the Mitchell Cemetery in Greenway. Pallbearers were Kenneth Potts, Chad Waugh, Shawn Potts, Shane Potts, Jim McIntosh and Chord McIntosh.

Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home of Piggott was in charge of the arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the: Alzheimer's Association, Oklahoma and Arkansas Chapter Inc., Central Arkansas Regional Chapter, Tanglewood Shopping Center, 7509 Cantrell Road, Suite 100, Little Rock, AR 72207.

Ella Christine Whiteside Davis

Ella Christine Whiteside Davis, 90, of Campbell, Mo., died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2006, at Piggott Community Hospital.

She was born June 11, 1916, in Piggott. She was first married to Paul Byron Whiteside on Oct. 3, 1936, in Holcomb, Mo. He preceded her in death on Feb. 19, 1974. She later married Ezra Davis on March 7, 1977, in Broseley, Mo.

Davis was a housewife and a member of the Campbell Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband Ezra Davis of Campbell, Mo.; two daughters and one son-in-law, Genora and David Faughn of Campbell, Mo., and Kathy Freeman of Campbell, Mo.; one son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Dorothy Whiteside of Searcy; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Louis Meriwether of Campbell, Mo.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one daughter, Verna Lee.

Funeral services were held Saturday at Landess Funeral Chapel in Campbell, Mo., with Pastor Earl D. Dell officiating. Burial followed at Woodlawn Cemetery in Campbell, Mo.

Visitation was held Friday at Landess Funeral Home in Campbell, Mo.

Clara Bell Grissom Baker

Clara Bell Grissom Baker, 90, of Piggott, passed away Aug. 17, 2006, in the Piggott Community Hospital in Piggott.

She was born Oct. 1, 1915, in Pollard, and was the daughter of the late Pearl and Eva Dovey (Simmons) Grissom.

She was united in marriage to Henry Dallas Baker on Sept. 23, 1939. He preceded her in death in 1979.

She was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Eva Bonita, on Dec. 16, 1945; three sisters, Estell McElyea, Georgia Williams and Ruth Grissom; and three brothers, Wayne Grissom, Elbert Grissom and William H. Grissom.

She is survived by one sister, LouVonda Vaughn, of Kentucky and many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, 2006, in the Hoggard and Sons Chapel with Bro. Kevin Murray officiating. Burial was in the New Hope Cemetery in Pollard. Pallbearers were Fred Williams Jr., Jim Renard, Clovis Grissom, Steve Baker, Jack Baker, Kenneth Grissom and Zack Baker.

Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home of Piggott was in charge of the arrangements.

Clarence "Wimpy" Coye Thomas

Clarence "Wimpy" Coye Thomas, 83, of Piggott died Thursday, Aug. 17, 2006, at the Veterans' Hospital in Poplar Bluff.

He was born July 20, 1923, and was the son of the late Millard and Laura (Lands) Thomas.

He was united in marriage to Opal F. Easterwood on Nov. 29, 1947. They had three children.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Opal, on April 17, 2006.

He is survived by three children and one daughter-in-law, Janice Johnson, Eddie and Sue Thomas and Robin Harmon, all of Piggott; four grandchildren, Jim Roberts, Amy McPherson, Mandi Pickering and Bradley Harmon; two sisters, Juanita Riddle of Burton, Mich., and Georgia Lee Redman of Piggott; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, 2006, in the Hoggard and Sons Chapel with Charles Richardson officiating. Burial was in the Mitchell Cemetery in Greenway. Pallbearers were Jim Roberts, John Pickering, Rusty McPherson, Clifford Buchanan, Troy Redman, Leland Riddle and Bradley Harmon. Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home of Piggott was in charge of the arrangements.

Memorials can be made to the American Heart Society or the American Cancer Society.

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