Charles Richard Reeves
PARAGOULD — Charles Richard Reeves, 45, of Paragould died early Sunday, June 15, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., of long-term kidney disease.
He had been on hemodialysis for more than 24 years.
Mr. Reeves was born at St. Vincent’s Hospital at Little Rock and was a lifelong resident of Paragould. He was a member of Seventh and Mueller Church of Christ and an employee of Iron Horse BBQ restaurant. Richard was an avid pool player and golfer.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Cora Goins; grandfather, Junior Reeves; uncle, David Goins, and aunt, Sandra Meeker.
Survivors include his mother, Norma Reeves; his grandmother, Doris Reeves; brother, John David Reeves; and aunt, Charlia Reeves.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 9-10:30 a.m. in Heath Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Heath Colonial Chapel with Art Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Morrow Cemetery.
The family requests that memorials be sent to Focus Inc., 2809 Forest Home Road, Jonesboro 72401.
MARKED TREE — Merry Luetta Baker, 80, left this world for a better place on Saturday, June 21, 2008, at her home in Marion, leaving a black void in the hearts of many loved ones, friends and Christian family.
Visitation will be at noon and a memorial service at 2 p.m. today in Murphy Funeral Home at Marked Tree.
She was born Nov. 2, 1927, to Wheeler and Alma Morris in Savannah, Tenn. She leaves a sister, Marie Hutchins of Long Beach, Calif.; and a brother, Eugene Morris of Marked Tree.
On July 9, 1944, she married the love of her life, J.C. Baker, who went home to wait for her on Nov. 3, 1992. They have two loving daughters, Joyce Baker Brown of Marked Tree and Judy Baker Fox of Marion.
She was baptized into the Lord’s church in May 1957 at Lepanto Church of Christ by James Benson. She devoted her life to her Lord and her family and died a member of the Missouri Street Church of Christ family.
As her family grew, so did her capacity to love grow. She leaves behind son-in-law Jimmy Brown of Marked Tree; grandchildren, Robert Fox and wife Deann of Tyronza, Lisa Fox Halbach and husband John of Marion, Tim Brown and fiancée Amy Saponara of Marion, and Lacey Brown of Marked Tree; and great-grandchildren, Blake and Jessica Fox of Tyronza, Brianna Walker, Christian Peppers of Marion, Emily, Chris and Rush Halbach of Jackson, Miss.
During her lifetime she exemplified the calling of wife and mother but had great capacity to share her love as a Pink Lady at Crittenden Memorial Hospital. For 14 years she was “mom” to hundreds of pre-school children at West Memphis Christian Day Care.
In her later years her frustration with her failing body was clear to all who knew her because of her giving nature. She lived to serve her family and loved ones and her Lord. She is at home with her beloved husband of 49 years, waiting and fully expecting to see all those she loves to laugh another day.
Jennifer DeVault Bunch
JONESBORO — Jennifer DeVault Bunch, 32, of Jonesboro died Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis.
Survivors include her husband, John C. Bunch of the home.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Emerson Funeral Home of Jonesboro.
WALNUT RIDGE — Lowell Graham, 88, of Walnut Ridge passed away Friday, June 20.
Survivors include wife, Beatrice Graham of the home; three daughters, Loretta Ford of Jonesboro, Pamela Horton of Walnut Ridge and Stacy Hoggard of Pocahontas; two brothers, Paul Graham of Davidson, Mich., and Vernon Graham of Kansas City, Mo.; two sisters, Pauline Davis of Clarkston, Mich., and Mary True of San Diego; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Service will be today at 10 a.m. in First Freewill Baptist Church at Walnut Ridge. Interment will be in Calvin Crossing Cemetery
with Bryan Funeral Home of Hoxie in charge.
Rickey Lee Mount
BATESVILLE — Rickey Lee Mount, 54, of Batesville died Friday, June 20, 2008, at Batesville.
He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Debbie Mount; son, Adam Taylor Mount; daughter, Amy Elizabeth Lewis and husband Tony; goddaughter and niece, Brandy Lee Bell; four brothers, Darrell Mount, Troy Mount, Bill Mount and Tommy Mount; sister, Geneva Evans; and two grandchildren, Madison and Maison Lewis.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Lee’s Chapel Cemetery.
Visitation will be tonight from 6-8 in the funeral home.
D. Alfred Weatherford
MAKANDA, Ill. — Dennis Alfred “Al” Weatherford, 67, of Makanda passed away at 9:06 a.m. Saturday, June 21, 2008, at Oak Grove Rehab and Care Center at Carbondale, Ill.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the New Life Tabernacle with the Rev. Larry Dean Worthen officiating. Burial will be in Rowan Cemetery
Friends may call from 5-8 tonight and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service at 10 a.m. at the church.
Memorials may be made to the New Life Tabernacle or the John A. Logan College Foundation. Pettett Funeral Home of Murphysboro, Ill., is in charge of the arrangements.
Alfred was born on May 23, 1941, at Ava, Ill., to Dennis “Toby” Weatherford and Mabel Pierce Weatherford. He had worked as a maintenance technician at Carbondale Community High School and he had also worked as a mechanic.
Mr. Weatherford was a member of the New Life Tabernacle in Murphysboro.
He married Mildred “Millie” Stearns on Dec. 25, 1971, in Gorham, Ill., and she survives.
Other survivors include one daughter, Melody Dowdy and her husband Wade Dowdy of Jonesboro; six grandchildren, Karleigh Alexis Dowdy, Landel Austin Dowdy, Landon Alexander Dowdy, Jarret Andrew Dowdy, Jaedyn Alyssa Dowdy and Mallory Alayne Dowdy; two sisters, Della Reynolds of Ava and Beatrice Bond of Carbondale; and one brother, Joe David Weatherford of Ava.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, William Russell “Willy” Weatherford and Clarence Weatherford; one sister, Frances Cooper; and his parents.
J D Fleeman
GAMALIEL — Funeral services for J D Fleeman of Gamaliel will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Kirby and Family Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Kirby’s Tucker Memorial Cemetery
at Mountain Home.
Visitation will be from 5-8 tonight in Kirby Funeral Home.
J D Fleeman died Sunday, June 29, 2008, at Mountain Home, at the age of 78. He was born Monday, Feb. 24, 1930, at Manila, the son of Marvin and Annie May Miller Fleeman. He married Helen Scarbrough on Aug. 31, 1955, at Hernando, Miss.
He retired as a maintenance man and mechanic for Viskase at Osceola.
J D Fleeman was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He lived in Gamaliel since 2006, moving from Manila. He was a member of First Baptist Church at Manila.
He is survived by his wife, Helen Fleeman of Gamaliel; son, Ronnie Davis of Norfork; daughter, Lisa (David) Stutts of Gamaliel; and grandchildren, Sarah (Richard) Bowden and Gavin Stutts.
Memorials may be made to the Hospice of the Ozarks Hospice House. Arrangements are by Kirby and Family Funeral and Cremation Services.
Vincent Gene Burtman
POCAHONTAS — Vincent Gene Burtman, 34, died Sunday.
Survivors include a son, Charles Wayne Burtman; parents, Vincent Wayne and Patricia Brown Burtman; a brother, Brandon Burtman; and a sister, Anna Earley, all of Pocahontas; two nieces and two nephews.
Graveside services will be at 10:30 Wednesday morning in Harmony Cemetery
with Bill Goode officiating.
Visitation will be from 9-10 Wednesday morning at McNabb Funeral Home.
NEWPORT — Mrs. Nirce Carnes, 84, of Newport died Monday.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Forest Carnes; two sons, Donnie Carnes and Roger Carnes; one brother; four sisters; and her parents.
Mrs. Carnes is survived by one son, Dorsey Carnes and wife, Sandra Kay, of Newport; one daughter, Diane Jones and husband, Joe, of Weiner; one sister; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be today at 10 a.m. in Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home
WEST HELENA — Norma Crews, 74, of West Helena, formerly of Piggott, died Thursday, June 26, 2008, at the Helena Regional Medical Hospital in Helena.
She was the daughter of the late Walter and Thelma Crittenden Harrell.
Survivors include her three children, Denny Michael Crews of Louisville, Ky., Sherry Gunn of West Helena and Lisa Wilkinson of Rowlett, Texas.
Visitation is at the Hoggard & Sons Funeral Home in Piggott Wednesday at 10 a.m. with graveside services at 2 p.m. in Piggott Cemetery
with Charles Gunn officiating. Hoggard & Sons Funeral Home of Piggott is in charge of arrangements.
STRAWBERRY — Marjorie Durham, 88, died Sunday.
She was a homemaker and member of Strawberry Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two sons, four brothers and a son-in-law.
Survivors include her husband, Murr Durham; two daughters; one sister; nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Strawberry Church of Christ under the direction of House-Gregg Funeral Home of Lynn with Don House and Charles Morgan officiating. Burial will follow in Little-Jerusalem Cemetery.
Visitation will be this evening from 5-8 in Strawberry Church of Christ.