JONESBORO -- Walter Davis, 79, of Jonesboro died Sunday, Feb. 19, at Southwind Heights, where he had lived for the past few months.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Emerson Funeral Home of Jonesboro.
Sandra Larae Helms
PARAGOULD -- Sandra Larae Helms, 62, of Paragould died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2006, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center.
She was born Sept. 26, 1943, in Monette, the daughter of Claud and Nina Milligan Barlow. She was a member of Seventh and Mueller Church of Christ and retired from Monroe Auto Equipment.
Survivors include her husband, Mike of the home; daughters and sons-in-law, Ginger and Steve Hyde and Mandy and Tim Wilcox; mother and stepfather, Nina and Troy Barlow; grandchildren, Allyson Wilcox, Brittany Hyde and Andrew Hyde, all of Paragould.
She was preceded in death by her father, Claud Barlow; daughter, Michelle James; and sisters, Louise Holland and Claudette Barlow.
The family will receive friends from 6:30-9 p.m. today at Heath Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Heath Colonial Chapel, with Larry McFadden officiating. Burial will follow in Linwood Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the Children's Home of Paragould or the Wee Care Ministry at Seventh and Mueller Church of Christ.
Mitchell Stephen Kellim Sr.
PARAGOULD -- Mitchell Stephen Kellim Sr., 54, of Paragould died Saturday at St. Bernard's Medical Center.
Survivors include his mother, Ruth Kellim of Jonesboro, sons, Mitch (Crystal) Kellim and Sean (Kristie) Kellim, all of Paragould; daughters, Tammy Kellim of Paragould and Kristina (Scott) Berry of Jonesboro; grandchildren, Jazmine, Preston, Kirsten, Landen, Jordan, Madison and Stephen; brothers, Mike (Linda) Kellim of Jonesboro and Gene Kellim of Paragould.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Heath Funeral Home. Services will be private for the family. Memorials may be made to the Mitchell Kellim Funeral Fund.
Janet McNeely Kriner
JONESBORO -- Janet McNeely Kriner, 56, of Jonesboro died Thursday, Feb. 16.
Born Feb. 11, 1950, in Piggott, Janet was a registered nurse for more than 30 years.
Survivors include her husband David Kriner; daughter, Jeri Rhein Seabaugh; son, Jason Rhein; daughters, Christie Ollis and Kimberly Kriner; granddaughter Skylar; mother, Faye McNeely; sister, Carol Rhein; and brother, Don McNeely.
She was preceded in death by her father, James D. McNeely.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Cathedral Baptist Church in Jonesboro.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
NEWPORT -- Edna Mason, 97, of Newport died Sunday, Feb. 19, in Newport.
She was a member of Holden Avenue Church of Christ. She liked quilting; was a typical farm wife, helping with the farm; and loved her children and grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, J.W. Bagwell and Lula Lamb Bagwell; her husband, Lee Thomas Mason; one son, Bill Mason; five brothers; and two sisters.
She is survived by her son, Jerry Lee Mason; her daughter, Carol Mason Ward of Bradford; five grandchildren, Jerry Lynn Mason of St. Louis, Laura Beth Mason Burr of Holtville, Calif., Denise Mason Haigwood of Newport, Michael Lee Mason of Sherwood and Susan Cutshall of Houston; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Dillinger Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today. Arrangements by Dillinger Funeral Home.
Joshua Lynn Robison
TRUMANN -- Joshua Lynn Robison, 19, of Trumann died Saturday, Feb. 18, from injuries received in a 1-vehicle accident near Trumann.
Mr. Robison was born in Jonesboro and was a lifetime resident of Trumann. He was a 2005 graduate of Trumann High School, was an employee of Roach Mfg. in Trumann and a member of First Christian Church.
He is survived by his fiancÚ, Breah McCarty of Trumann; his parents, Lynn and Karen Robison of the home; one brother, Aaron Robison of the home; grandparents, James and Linda Robison of Trumann; James and Ethel Moore of Wynne and W.C. "Pa" Toddy of Trumann; and two great-grandmothers, Marie Hendrix of Trumann and Almetta Bennett of Fair Oaks.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Trumann, with the Rev. Jonathan Skaggs and the Rev. Allan Payne officiating. Burial will follow in Bolivar Cemetery
near Harrisburg under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home of Trumann.
Pallbearers will be Eddie Penna, Daniel Wilson, Clay McClung, Meritt Davis, Derrick Fletcher, Joseph Timbs, Darren Hellums and Dillion Burks.
Honorary pallbearers will be Kenny Thompson, Blake Wright, Brent Maurzi, Tannar Miles, Lucus Miller, Preston Timbs and Gabe Wilson.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at First Baptist Church, U.S. 69 West, Trumann.
TRUMANN -- Herbert Swindle, 89, of Trumann, died Saturday, Feb. 18, at St. Bernard's Medical Center.
Born in Monette, he lived in Chicago for 35 years before returning to Trumann in 1974. He was a retired sheet metal worker and a member of Elm Grove Missionary Baptist Church of Lake City.
Survivors include two sons, Larry Swindle and Ronald Swindle, both of Trumann; a daughter, Barbara Williams of Murrells Inlet, S.C.; seven grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bertha Cockrum Swindle, who passed away in October 2005; one brother; and nine sisters.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Roller-Farmers Union Chapel, with Myles Evans and Leonard Knight officiating. Burial will follow in Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery.
Pallbearers include Ronald Swindle, Robert Swindle, C. J. Swindle, Jim Fain, Charley Huenecke and Wayne Waters.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Elm Grove Baptist Church in Lake City.
BATESVILLE -- Arvil Wood, 82, of Batesville died Saturday, Feb. 18, at White River Medical Center in Batesville.
He was born April 6, 1923, at Roosevelt to William Henry and Susie Roberson Wood. He was a member of Ruddell Hill Baptist Church, where he served as deacon and church trustee.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Ruddell Hill Baptist Church, with burial in Oaklawn cemetery at Batesville. Qualls Batesville Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. today.
NEWPORT -- Velma Biggers, 99, of Newport, formerly of Tuckerman, died Friday.
She was born Nov. 11, 1906, the daughter of Dulen and Emily Nesbit.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Ida Harrison; a great-grandson, Brad Foster; her parents; and brothers and sisters.
Survivors include four grandchildren, Kent Harrison of Vilonia, Brenda Templeton of Swifton, Linda Thomas of Tuckerman and Dana Green of Newark; and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Jackson's Newport Funeral Home. Interment will be in Gracelawn Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today.
Jerry D. Hubbard
ST. LOUIS -- Jerry D. Hubbard, 61, of St. Louis, died Thursday, March 2, 2006, at Jefferson Barracks VA Medical Center.
Born in Tuckerman to the late Clarence and Tommie Prysock Hubbard, he was a truck driver.
He was the beloved father of Mark, Justin, and Jamie Hubbard and her fiancÚ Jeff Wilbers; dear son of the late Clarence and Tommie Hubbard; dear brother of Willie Hubbard and Phyllis Behrman and the late Kenneth Hubbard, Bill Hubbard, Louetta Smithee and Patricia Hubbard; and dear uncle, great-uncle, cousin and friend to many.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Monday, March 6, at Kutis Affton Chapel, 10151 Gravois, St. Louis. Interment will follow in J.B. National Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4-9 this evening at Kutis Affton Chapel.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.