Linea Allie Eaton
MARKED TREE — Linea Allie Eaton, 79, died Friday, Feb. 15, 2008, at her residence.
Mrs. Eaton was born Dec. 7, 1928, at Savannah, Tenn., to the late Oliver and Cordie McDaniel. She was a homemaker and attended Gipson Bayou Church.
Survivors include six sons, Larry Eaton, Rickie Eaton, Joe Eaton and Ronnie Eaton, all of Marked Tree, Tony Eaton of Earle and Glen Eaton of Lake City; four daughters, Judy Edgin of Trumann, Debbie Ward of Marked Tree, Edna Smith of Wynne and Evada Williams of West Memphis; a brother, Ray McDaniel of Florida; a sister, Edna Collins of Marked Tree; a special friend and his family, Dennis Harrison of Marked Tree, Betty Spallinger, Deanna Thacher, Larry Harrison, Sid Harrison and Dennita Burrow; 20 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ellis Eaton; two sisters; and a brother.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 tonight in Gregg Funeral Home of Jonesboro. No services are planned.
Jesse R. Ferguson
TRUMANN — Jesse R. Ferguson, 70, of Trumann died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital at Jonesboro.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Thompson Funeral Home of Trumann.
Norma E. Hall
ASH FLAT — Mrs. Norma E. Hall, 80, of Ash Flat died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008.
She is survived by her husband, Linsey “Popo” Hall of Hardy; two daughters, Janice McPeak and Nancy Wedemeyer, both of St. Charles, Ill.; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be in Heath Oak Hill Chapel at 1 p.m. today with Floyd Rikard and Johnny Carter officiating. Interment will follow in Hardy Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time.
Arrangements are being handled by Heath Funeral Home, Oak Hill Chapel of Highland.
Alice Taylor Houston
JONESBORO — Alice Taylor Houston, 81, died Feb. 14, 2008, at her residence.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are entrusted to Gregg Funeral Home of Jonesboro.
Gerry Ann Millsap
BONO — Gerry Ann Millsap, 38, of Bono passed away Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008, at her home.
Mrs. Millsap was a homemaker and member of Sedgwick Baptist Church.
She leaves behind her husband, Donnie Millsap of the home, whom she married on March 13, 2004; her mother, Linda Marie Muntz Burns of Jonesboro; a stepdaughter, Jammie Conrey and her husband Greg of Sedgwick; stepgrandchildren, Geena Conrey and Garrett Conrey; three brothers, Everett Burns of Mountain View, James Lee Burns and Johnny Lee Burns, both of Jonesboro; two stepbrothers, James Lemmons and Billy Fitzpatrick; and her niece and nephew, Dakota and Shianne Burns.
She was preceded in death by her father, Dennis Burns.
Graveside funeral services will be held Monday at Trinity Cemetery
beginning at 2 p.m. with Dennis Truxler officiating.
Pallbearers will include Greg Conrey, Jeff Worlow, Steve Conrey, Gerald Berry, Lehman Conrey, Kevin Roberts, Bobby Neal and Tom Lamb.
Visitation will be held Monday from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home.
PARAGOULD — Ilene Pillow, 96, of Paragould died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center.
Born Nov. 10, 1911, at Walcott, she was a homemaker and member of Walcott Baptist Church.
She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Charles “C.D.” and Gerry Pillow of Kempner, Texas; two brothers, Bill Fields of Ontario, Calif., and Dennis “Chic” Fields of Paragould; two grandsons, Christopher Pillow and his wife Lucia of Nolanville, Texas, and Timothy Pillow of Houston; and by two great-granddaughters, Emily and Abigail Pillow of Nolanville.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Pillow; her parents, Lon and Dell Fields; two brothers, Mitchell and William Fields; and by one sister, Sue Farrall.
Visitation will be Sunday from 5-8 p.m. in the funeral home.
Funeral services will be Monday at 10 a.m. in Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel at Paragould with Marion Gramling and Sam Stewart officiating. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery.
Christopher Pillow, Timothy Pillow, Mitch Fields, Kevin Fields, Mark Martin and Ronnie Edwards will serve as active pallbearers.
Honorary pallbearers will be Gerald Levins, Dean May, Bill Elliott, Bill Noles, L.V. Ryan, L.V. Jones, N.J. McMillon and Robby Schorer.
Stephen D. Rothrock
BLYTHEVILLE — Stephen Donald “Steve” Rothrock, 55, of Blytheville died Thursday, Feb. 14, at Gosnell Healthcare.
He is survived by his wife, Laura Elizabeth Moore of Blytheville; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Rothrock; daughter, Holly Rothrock; sister, Linda Kelly, all of Harrisburg, Pa.; son, Scott Rothrock of Japan; sister, Bonnie (Alan) Shuss of Lancaster, Pa.; and in-laws, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Moore of Luxora.
Memorials are preferred to First United Methodist Church, Blytheville, or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Arkansas Division, P.O. Box 16265, Little Rock 72231-6265.
Helen Louise Watson
MONETTE — Helen Louise Watson, 85, of Monette passed away Friday, Feb. 15, 2008, at Jonesboro.
Mrs. Watson was born March 22, 1922, at Helena to the late Issac Melton Snyder and the late Martha McKever.
She is survived by her sons, Clyde Watson of Monette and J.T. Watson Jr. of Spring, Texas; a sister, Edith Call of Memphis; a brother, Robert Louis Snyder of West Helena; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her sons, Clarence Watson, Ernie Watson and Richard Watson; two grandsons, Jimmy Watson and Daniel Burk; and one granddaughter, Lamee Box.
Graveside services for Helen Watson will be Monday at 10 a.m. in Sunset Memorial Park at West Helena. Gary Malone will officiate.
Visitation will be Sunday evening from 6-8 in Roller-Citizens.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City 73123-1718.
Services directed by Roller-Citizens Funeral Home, West Helena, (870) 572-2571.
April 8, 1981-Feb. 26, 2008
CAVE CITY — Heath Baird, 26, of Cave City died Feb. 26.
Survivors include his wife, Lela Baird, and children, Joshua and Allie, all of the home; parents, Karen Kuykendall and Bill Powers of Cave City; brothers, Ronnie Allard of Oklahoma and Mark Davis of Idaho; sisters, Michelle Perkey and Heather Baird, both of Cave City; and grandparents, Anita Smith of Cave City, E.T. and Jane Kuykendall of Texas.
Services will be Thursday afternoon at 2 in Cave City First Missionary Baptist Church with burial in Cave City Cemetery
under direction of Qualls Funeral Home.
Visitation will be this evening from 6-8 at the church.
James Travis Blansett
TYRONZA — James Travis Blansett, 64, of Tyronza passed away Monday, March 3, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro.
Visitation will be this evening from 5-9 at Corner’s Chapel Baptist Church in Payneway with services at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Church and burial in Marked Tree Cemetery.
He was a U.S. Army veteran and member of Corner’s Chapel Baptist Church.
Mr. Blansett is survived by his wife, Virdie Blansett of Tyronza; sisters, Jackie Russell of Bono, Linda Dempsey of Mammoth Spring and Gracie Hall of Wynne; brothers, Joe Blansett of Harrisburg, Carroll Blansett, Otis Blansett and Ricky Blansett, all of Tyronza and numerous nieces and nephews.
William Thomas Clem
TRUMANN — The Rev. William Thomas “Willie” Clem, 84, of Trumann died Sunday at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro.
Born in Cave City, he had lived in Trumann since 1950. He was a Pentecostal Church of God minister for 50 years, was a retired employee for the former Singer plant in Trumann and member of Healing Hands Community Church.
Clem was preceded in death by one brother, L.J. Clem; one sister, Lillie Mae Crouch; and was the son of the late Y.L. and Vernie Clark Clem.
Survivors include his wife, Ethel Clem of the home; one son, Gary Clem of Memphis; two daughters, Claudia Weaver of Jonesboro and Cathy Laire of Trumann; one brother, Leroy Clem; and one sister, Ruby Tippitt; both of Strawberry; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Thursday afternoon at 1:30 at Healing Hands Community Church in Trumann with the Rev. Anthony Patterson officiating. Burial will follow in Willis Cemetery
Visitation will be this evening from 5:30-8 at Healing Hands Community Church on West Main Street in Trumann.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Weaver, Scott Weaver, Mark Weaver, Arnold Weaver, George Weaver, Anthony Weaver, Chris Laire and Greg Clem