Ralph W. Edley
BATESVILLE -- Ralph W. Edley, 80, of Batesville died Monday, March 13, at his home.
He was born Feb. 12, 1926, at Marcella to Abel R. and Ethel M. (Noble) Edley. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served during World War II.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at Qualls Batesville Funeral Service Chapel in Batesville. Burial will follow in Liberty Cemetery
located at Gainesboro with arrangements by Qualls Batesville Funeral Service of Batesville.
POCAHONTAS -- Charles Eugene Eubank, 75, died Monday.
He is survived by his wife, Sherry; two sons, Eugene and Kevin Eubank, both of Kansas City, Kan.; three daughters, Sandra Ward and Charlene Hoskins, both of Kansas City, and Deborah Pitts of Ava, Mo.; three brothers, Bob Eubank of Pocahontas, Bill Eubank of Lindsey, Okla. and J.R. Eubank of Bernie, Mo.; three sisters, Betty Mattox of Millington, Tenn., Mary Romine of Pocahontas and Shirley Carson of Walnut Ridge; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of McNabb Funeral Home, with Jerry Cochran officiating. Interment will follow in Masonic Cemetery.
Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. Wednesday.
James A. Eubanks
PARAGOULD -- James A. Eubanks was born on Dec. 16, 1916, in Greene County and departed this life on March 12, 2006, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Vera Ione Eubanks; his mother and father, Lenora Howell and John K. Eubanks; three siblings, Loraine Lowry, John Albert Eubanks and Goldie Eubanks; and five half-sisters, Agnes Hart, Edith Edwards, Hallie Taylor, Emma Eubanks and Elda Kappelman.
Survivors include one sister, Lottie Armstrong; two children, Mike Eubanks and Sonya Hester; two grandchildren, Timothy Eubanks and Colin Hester; and five great-grandchildren, Beatrice, Magdalen, J.D., Eleanor and Theodore.
Throughout his life, James A. Eubanks was a natural storyteller. His tall tales and true stories delighted all who heard them. Many of his stories derived from his work experiences; at various times, he was a traveling salesman, an airplane inspector, an MP, and finally an employee and eventual manager of the Co-op.
Aside from storytelling, he also had a lifelong interest in the study and collecting of Native American artifacts. He enjoyed the pursuits of mind and body; his love of reading was only equaled by his enjoyment of gardening and fishing. Late in life, he developed his artistic skills and avidly painted.
James A. Eubanks was a man of abundant personality and deep faith. Until we meet him on the other side of this life, we can be assured he has returned to the loving embrace of his wife and the family that had left before him. In this world, he will be missed. In the next, he will be welcomed.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today in Linwood Cemetery, with Larry Ring officiating.
Houston Roosevelt Farley
BEECH GROVE -- Houston Roosevelt Farley, 73, of Beech Grove died March 11, 2006, at his residence.
Born in Greene County, he was retired from the U.S. armed forces.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy L. Farley of the home; sons, Timothy Birch Farley of Conway and Phillip Lynn Farley and Michael Turner, both of Paragould; one sister, Wilda Mae Harris of Jonesboro; one brother, Norman H. Farley of Anderson, Texas; and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Tony and Eula Garner Farley; sister, Sherrell Verneil Shock; and brother, Orman H. Farley.
No services are planned.
Heath Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
L.B. Winfred Hardy
PARAGOULD -- L.B. Winfred Hardy, 81, of Paragould died Sunday.
Arrangements are incomplete with Heath Funeral Home in charge.
CORNING -- Gertie Howell, 87, of Corning died March 12 at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro.
She was united in marriage to O.H. "Keg" Howell. He preceded her in death on Dec. 11, 1999.
She was a homemaker and a member of First Christian Church in Corning.
Survivors include one son, Jackie Howell of Jonesboro; three daughters, Velveta Kegley, Doris Owens and Karen Young, all of Corning; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. tonight at Ermert Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at Ermert Funeral Home in Corning.
Interment will follow in Richwoods Cemetery
Florence Ruthie Luff
LUFKIN, Texas -- Florence Ruthie Luff, 93, formerly of Pollard, died March 9, 2006, at Parkwood Place Nursing Home in Lufkin.
She was preceded by her husband, her parents, a granddaughter, three brothers and one sister.
She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, one son, several grandchildren and many friends and relatives.
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Irby Funeral Home Chapel in Piggott. Burial will follow in Gravel Hill Cemetery
in Saint Francis.
Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today at the chapel.
Irby Funeral Home of Piggot is in charge of arrangements.
E. Jay McDaniel
WYNNE -- E. Jay McDaniel, infant son of Tammy and Chad McDaniel of Wynne died March 13, 2006, at Arkansas Children's Hospital at Little Rock.
Survivors include a sister, London McDaniel.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Woodard's Funeral Chapel in Wynne, with the Rev. Albert McKinney officiating. Burial will be in Clarks Cemetery
Woodard Funeral Home of Wynne is in charge of arrangements.
Ella Mae McCandless
POCAHONTAS -- Ella Mae McCandless, 95, of Pocahontas died Monday.
She was the widow of Van McCandless and is survived by two sons, Danny and David McCandless, both of Pocahontas; five daughters, Wilma Crisp of Wichita, Kan., Wanda Thielemier and Shirley Johnson, both of Pocahontas, Clara Smith of Myrtle, Mo., and Linda Brodell of Jonesboro.
She is also survived by 22 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of McNabb Funeral Home, with Gerald Fears officiating. Interment will follow in Masonic Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at McNabb's.
BLACK ROCK -- Albert "Sid" McGhehey, 52, of Black Rock died Sunday.
A self-employed truck driver, he is survived by his wife, Beverly McMullen McGhehey; and children, Eric and Kali McGhehey of the home and Shane McGhehey of Black Rock; a brother, Terry McGhehey of Chattanooga, Tenn.; and a sister, Tresiha Farrion of Conway.
Graveside funeral services will be at 10 a.m. today at Oak Forest Cemetery
in Black Rock under the direction of House-Gregg Funeral Home of Walnut Ridge.
Patricia Lynn Orr
JONESBORO -- Patricia Lynn Orr, 49, of Jonesboro died Monday, March 13, at St. Bernard's Medical Center.
She was born and lived all her life in Jonesboro and was employed at St. Bernard's Behavioral Health Center. She was a member of Unity Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Allen Orr of the home; a daughter, Crystal Davis of Jonesboro; four brothers, Charles Davis of Hardy, Tommy Davis and Jimmy Dale Davis, both of Jonesboro, and James Davis of Harrisburg; six sisters, Inez Hayes and Linda Sue Sharp, both of Brookland, and Kay Gambill, Doris Jean Davis, Cathy Anderson and Mary Loucks, all of Jonesboro; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Connie Davis; a son, David Davis; a sister, Wilma Faye Davis; and a brother, Leon Davis.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Roller-Farmers Union Chapel, with Danny Elrod officiating.
Burial will follow in Pine Log Cemetery
Pallbearers include her nephews.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today at Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home.