Larry Wayne Holladay Sr.
JONESBORO Larry Wayne Holladay, 57, died Saturday, July 19, 2008.
He was born Aug. 13, 1950, at Little Rock to the late Loyd Wayne and Helen Marquerite Holladay.
Survivors include four daughters, Michell Gill of Grand Marais, Minn., Lori Lamb of Plumerville, Kristi Holladay of Marysville, Calif., and Lisa Holladay of Jonesboro; four sons, David Holladay of Sacramento, Calif., Rick Holladay and Steven Holladay, both of Nashville, Tenn., and Larry Wayne Holladay Jr. of Jonesboro; two brothers, Gary Holladay and Rex Holladay, both of Jonesboro; and 13 grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Michael Holladay.
A celebration of his life will be held Friday at 1 p.m. in Gregg Funeral Home at Jonesboro with the Rev. Joe Holladay officiating. Burial will follow in Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery.
Honored to serve as pallbearers are Terrell Watkins, Rick Tribble, Robby Henry, Ashtyn Anderson, Jeromy Holladay and Daven Holladay.
Visitation will be this evening from 5-7 in Gregg Funeral Home at Jonesboro.
L.C. Jefferson Jr.
WYNNE L.C. Jefferson Jr., 84, of Wynne died July 18, 2008, at St. Bernards Hospital in Jonesboro.
A Baptist, Jefferson was a lifelong resident of Wynne.
Survivors include sons, Jemmy Jefferson of Beebe, T.C. Jefferson of Grady, Amos Jefferson of Lakewell, Fla., and Timothy Jefferson of Beebe; daughters, Betty Jean Jefferson of Philadelphia and Ruth Jean Jefferson, Christine Weeden and Martha Haskin, all of Wynne; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 26, in New Vision Missionary Baptist Church at Wynne with the Rev. Wesley Cole officiating.
Burial will follow in Wynne Cemetery.
Visitation will be Friday night from 5-7 in Woodard Funeral Chapel at Wynne.
KENNETT, Mo. Lottie Johnson, 80, of Kennett died Wednesday, July 23, 2008, at Heritage Nursing Center.
She had lived in Kennett for the past five years, moving there from Lake City. She was a member of Black Oak Church of Christ and was preceded in death by her husband, Volney Johnson; daughter, Glenda Lilly; mother, Vera Summers; and stepdad, L.D. Summers.
She is survived by two sons, Jerry Dorris and wife Charlene of Steele, Mo., and Les Dorris and wife Joan of Jonesboro; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Oaklawn Cemetery
with Emerson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until noon at Emersons.
Betty Jean Kelly
BONO Betty Jean Kelly, 63, of Bono died Wednesday at St. Bernards Medical Center.
Survivors include her husband, Darryl Kelly of the home.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Emerson Funeral Home of Jonesboro.
Charles R. Ledbetter
WALNUT RIDGE Charles R. Chuck Ledbetter, 88, of Walnut Ridge, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2008.
Born April 8, 1920, at Duluth, Ga., the son of Sylvester Bogal and Mary Elizabeth Chadick Ledbetter, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Forces, serving during World War II as a fighter pilot, and was a retired automobile dealer.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Sloan Ledbetter.
Survivors include four daughters, Lolly Shaver and husband Wes of Wynne, Beth Jackson and husband John, Lynn Winningham and husband Barry, and Lea Ledbetter, all of North Little Rock; a grandson, Grac Shaver; two great-grandchildren, J. Gracchus Shaver and Carolina Grace Shaver; a dedicated caregiver, Chrystle Allen; and many other relatives and friends.
Graveside services will be today at 2 p.m. with Glenn Smith officiating. Interment will be in Lawrence Memorial Park under the direction of Bryan Funeral Home of Hoxie.
Visitation will be today from 12:30-1:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Walnut Ridge Army Flying School Museum, 2 Skywatch Drive, Walnut Ridge 72476.
MONETTE Charlene Poe Paul, 72, died Tuesday, July 22, 2008, at St. Bernards Medical Center.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are entrusted to Gregg Funeral Home of Monette.
OSCEOLA Edgar Poag, 76, of Osceola passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2008, at Great River Medical Center at Blytheville.
He was born Sunday, Nov. 1, 1931, to the late Roy and Era Poag in Osceola. He was a retired farmer, Navy veteran and faithful member of Keiser United Methodist Church.
He leaves his wife of 51 years, Ella Mae; two sons, Dewayne Poag and Bob Poag; daughter-in-law, Lisa; grandson, Alex; and one sister, Barbara Johnson Poag, all of Osceola.
He is preceded in death by one brother, Carl Poag.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 this evening in Roller Swift Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be Friday at 10 a.m. in Roller Swift Chapel with Pastor Gary Yarbrough officiating. Interment will follow in Mississippi County Memorial Gardens.
Remembrances may sent to Keiser United Methodist Church.
Loyd Franklin Reese
TRUMANN Loyd Franklin Reese, 74, of Trumann died Wednesday, July 23, 2008, at St. Bernards Medical Center at Jonesboro.
Born at Bay, he had lived in Trumann for four years. Mr. Reese was the former director for the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy in Camden, a veteran of the U.S. Army, retired deputy sheriff and former policeman for the Trumann Police Department, a 32nd degree Mason, and past Grand Patron of the Order of the Eastern Star. He was the senior elder and member of First Christian Church in Trumann.
Mr. Reese was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Ruby Blunt Reese; one brother, Billy Reese; and one sister, Dortha Holmes.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Glenda Reese of the home; one son, David Reese of Ocala, Fla.; one daughter, Faith Reynolds of Trumann; four grandchildren, Jody Costa, Brandon Williams, Ashley Williams and Tiffiany Adlon, and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Friday morning at 10 in the chapel of Thompson Funeral Home at Trumann with the Rev. Leonard Harp officiating. Burial will follow in Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Brandon Williams, Darrell Reynolds, Gary Baldwin, Gerry Darr, Dale Bibbs and LaRoy McCann.
Visitation will be this evening from 5-7 in Thompson Funeral Home at Trumann.
Memorials may be made to First Christian Church of Trumann.
James Robert Scarborough
BONO James Robert Scarborough, 16, of rural Bono died Tuesday afternoon, July 22, at his home.
Born at Newport, James lived most of his life in the Jonesboro area. He was entering the 11th grade this fall at Jonesboro High School and attended Highland Drive Christian Church.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Marge Scarborough; and his maternal grandfather, Monroe House.
Survivors include his mother, Charlotte House Scarborough of the home; father, James Martin Scarborough of San Antonio; maternal grandmother, Pauline House of the home; paternal grandfather, Bill Scarborough of Clarksville; two uncles, Paul Monroe House of Jonesboro and Dennis Keith House of Houston, Texas; as well as other relatives and friends.
Private funeral services and burial will be held in Jonesboro with the Rev. Brad Clark officiating under the direction of Emerson Funeral Home.
There will be no visitation.
For lasting memorials, the family asks that consideration be given to the Jonesboro Public School Foundation, 2506 Southwest Circle, Jonesboro 72401.
Earlene Vida Sims
TULSA, Okla. Earlene Vida Lowtharp Sims, 76, formerly of Hot Springs, died Tuesday night, July 22, at Tulsa.
She was born Feb. 19, 1932, at Bono to Gordon and Louanna Bowman Lowtharp. She was a lifetime member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority and a Protestant.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Imogean Owen and Geneva Pennington.
Survivors include three daughters, Beverly Moore of Sapulpa, Okla., Phyllis Wellington of Hot Springs and Brenda Brooks of Avon Lake, Ohio; seven brothers and sisters, Glenn Lowtharp, Roy Lowtharp, Bessie Forster and Peggy Johnson, all of Rockford, Ill., Lyle Lowtharp of Pocahontas, and Fred and Don Lowtharp, both of Camdenton, Mo.; and four grandchildren, Lauren Brooks in the Peace Corps in El Salvador, Gregory Wellington and Whitney Brooks, both of Charlotte, N.C., and Andrea Moore of Sapulpa.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday in the Hot Springs Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Oaklawn Cemetery
at Jonesboro with Richard Akins officiating.
Pallbearers will be Gregory Wellington, Jerry T. Sims, Lyle Lowtharp, Rick Meek, Roy Lowtharp and Jim Johnson.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy and Patti Swinford and Lawanda Wallace.