NEWPORT — Butch Honey, 65, of Newport died Sunday.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Honey; two sons, Jeff Honey and wife, Jenny, of Greenbrier and Wade Honey of Newport; two daughters, Tammie Ward of Newport and Sandy Honey of Searcy; two brothers, Ruben Honey and Talmadge Honey; one sister, Glenda Hicks; and five grandchildren, Jared Honey, Emily Honey, Stephen Ward, Matt Ward and Breann Honey.
Funeral services will be today at 2 p.m. in Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home Chapel with Llano Robinson officiating. Interment will be in Memory Garden Cemetery.
Charles Dalton Luster
JONESBORO — Charles Dalton Luster, 44, of Jonesboro, died Friday, Sept. 5, 2008, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.
Charles had lived most of his life in Jonesboro and was a member of New Life Fellowship Church. He loved to play music and his guitar; playing with his granddaughter brought his happiness. He enjoyed his chosen profession of carpentry and was loved by everybody who knew him.
Charles is survived by his wife, Penny of 15 years; one son, Luke Luster and wife, Savannah of Paragould; parents, Kenneth and Margie Luster of Greene County; one brother, Sam Luster, and sister, Deanna Luster, both of Jonesboro; and one granddaughter, Leigha Katelynn Luster.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in New Life Fellowship Church with Rick Clark officiating and burial following in City Cemetery
with Emerson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers will be Anthony Luster, Brian Luster, Daniel Luster, Scott Montgomery, Bill Rice and Mike Barnett.
Visitation will be at the church from 10 Wednesday morning until service time.
For those wishing to leave lasting memorials, the family requests you please consider New Life Fellowship Church, 1402 West Washington Ave., Jonesboro 72401.
JONESBORO — Barbara Nix, 56, of Jonesboro passed away at her residence on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008.
Nix was born in Munford, Tenn., to James and Evelyn Cantrell. She loved to cook and watch cooking shows.
She traveled with her husband as he traveled from job to job and would go to the local flea markets for great treasures. Barbara also liked to go camping.
She is survived by her husband, Brett Virgil Nix of the home; four daughters, Laura Lynn Scott of Brighton, Tenn., Stephanie Elaine Cousar and Amanda Kay Lopez, both of Trumann, and Kellie Michelle Mata of Jonesboro; mother, Evelyn Cantrell of Atoka, Tenn.; six brothers, James Cantrell, Jerry Cantrell, Billy Mac Cantrell, Leon Cantrell and Ricky Paul Cantrell, all of Atoka, and Edward Earl Cantrell of Munford; three sisters, Ruby Lynn Robertson of Saltillo, Tenn., Winnie Sweeny of Bradenton, Fla., and Judy Sonderman of Mississippi; and 14 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Langford-Bookout Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Nettleton Cemetery.
Those honored to serve as pallbearers will be Colton Sullivan, Billy Mac Cantrell, Billy Cantrell Jr., Matthew Cantrell and Jason Cantrell.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. tonight in the Langford-Bookout Funeral Home in Jonesboro.
Raymond C. Recker Jr.
GREERS FERRY — Raymond C. Recker Jr., 61, of Greers Ferry passed away Saturday.
Survivors include a son, Raymond Daniel Recker of Greers Ferry; a daughter, Tammy Clausen of Quitman; six sisters, Pauline Cooksey of Hoxie, Bonna George and Shirley Inman, both of Greers Ferry, Raylene Wiles of Corning, Dee Niedermier of Peach Orchard and Debbie Harpole of Memphis; and four grandchildren.
Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Bryan Chapel. Interment will be in Lawrence Memorial Park under the direction of Bryan Funeral Home.
Visitation will be this evening from 6-8.
Cynthia Ann Slack
LEPANTO — Cynthia Ann “Cindy” Slack, 53, of Lepanto, formerly of Bondsville, died Sept. 6, 2008.
Born April 5, 1955, she was a Regional Aids Interfaith Network volunteer, Lepanto Red Hat Club organizer and of the Christian faith.
Survivors include her daughter, Renee, son-in-law, Brad and granddaughter, Abby Clair Jones, all of Osceola; parents, Wilburn and Mary “Minnie” Slack of Lepanto; and brother; Dale Slack and wife, Judy of Rivervale.
Services will be Wednesday afternoon at 2 in Lepanto First Baptist Church with burial in Potter Cemetery.
Visitation will be this evening from 6-8 at Wilson’s Osceola Funeral Home.
Charles A. Stuck
WHITE BEAR LAKE, Minn. — Charles A. Stuck, retired insurance executive with Minnesota Life Insurance Co., died on Monday, Sept. 8, 2008. He was 81.
The son of Charles A. and Helen Nethery Stuck of Jonesboro, he moved to White Bear Lake, Minn., in 1965 and lived there until his death.
His only sister, Martha Nelsen of Little Rock, still lives there with her four children, David, Mike, Laura and Mark and their families.
During his 20-year association with Minnesota Life, Chuck served as vice president in charge of the individual life insurance underwriting, policy issue, medical and claims departments. He was active in local and national professional and civic organizations, among other things serving as national president of the Home Office Life Underwriters’ Association and as vice president of the St. Paul Chapter of the American Red Cross.
Chuck’s Minnesota family consists of his wife, Cynthia; along with daughters, Becky of St. Paul, Minn., and Liz of Minneapolis. Bright, affectionate and multi-talented, they were a source of great pride and pleasure to Chuck and gave back of their talents to their communities in many ways.
After service in the U.S. Navy in World War II, Chuck finished college in Arkansas, taught school for a short time, and then studied for a Ph.D. in musicology at Yale University.
Deciding against a career in research, he spent a short time on Wall Street before taking an underwriting position with Home Life of New York, a career he followed for the rest of his life.
Following in the footsteps of previous generations, Chuck studied genealogical research methods and applied them to his and Cynthia’s families, tracing most of them back to their ancestral homes in England, Wales, Germany and France. Since travel was an important part of his business, he was able to add extra time to company trips and do research in many American and European facilities.
Based on what he had learned, he lectured widely on genealogical research methods, taught classes on how to do family histories and published an authoritative series of lessons about techniques and resources available for researching family trees. He had taught and counseled hundreds of area enthusiasts over the past 30 years and was particularly active in programs for retired adults.
A memorial service will be held at St. John in the Wilderness, 1st and Clark in White Bear Lake on Thursday at 1 p.m.
Memorials are preferred to Jesuit Retreat House, Lake Elmo, Minn., or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Johnson-Peterson Funeral Home, White Bear Lake; (651) 429-7661
WEST MEMPHIS — Barbara Turner, 59, of West Memphis passed away Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008, at her home.
She was born at Marie on Aug., 2, 1949, to Clarence and Ina Taylor. Mrs. Turner was retired from the U.S. Air Force and of the Baptist belief .
She leaves behind her husband, Douglas Turner of the home; a son, James Henry Atchley of Moorland, Ind.; four daughters, Vickie Ann Atchley of Osceola, Wanda Tucker of Edwardsburg, Mich., Sally Miller of Elkhart, Ind., and Tracy Lackey of Jonesboro; two sisters, Betty Brewer of Osceola and Rosie Boudreaux of Babson Park, Fla.; and nine grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Archie Lee Taylor.
Funeral services will be Wednesday in Roller-Swift Funeral Home, beginning at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in Mississippi County Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will include Tim James, Frank Jame, Jesse James, Anthony Legoretta, Timothy Herron and Aaron Duncan.
Visitation will be this evening from 5-8 at the funeral home.
Vinson Andrew Condray
MARMADUKE — Vinson Lee Andrew Condray of Marmaduke, infant son of Robert Andrew and Vanessa Condray, died Monday.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by one sister, Angel Condray; grandparents, Richard and Bessie Brown, Ada Owens and Julia Hunter; and great-grandparents, Lola Crow Ivy and Manuel and Orie Alvarez.
Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. today in Gainesville Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home.
Memorials to the Benjamin Project, 2906 New Castle Drive, Paragould 72450, would be appreciated.
TUCKERMAN — Dollie M. Cossey, 68, of Tuckerman passed away Monday, Sept. 8, 2008.
Born Nov. 9, 1939, in Swifton, she was the daughter of Earl and Bessie Herring.
Survivors include her husband, Luther Cossey of the home; a daughter, Michele Vandergriff of Tuckerman; two sons, Bryon Fletcher of North Carolina and Jerry Fletcher of Alabama; a granddaughter, Jessica Vandergriff of Jonesboro; three brothers; and a sister.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. Interment will be in Dowell Chapel Cemetery
under the direction of Bryan Funeral Home.
Visitation will be Thursday afternoon from noon until 2 in Bryan Chapel.
Bernis Monroe Crow
April 5, 1924-Sept. 7, 2008
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — Bernis Monroe Crow, 84, of Hot Springs Village died Sunday.
He was born at Cave City to the late Frank and Monnie Dethcrow Crow. He was a veteran and member of Mount Tabor Methodist Church.
Survivors include his nephew, Donald Crow of Cave City; nieces, Linda Sawyer of Cave City, Mary Moore of Paragould and Ruth Ann Crouch of Strawberry; and special friend Adell Delap of Hot Springs Village.
Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in Qualls Cave City Funeral Home with burial in Ball Cemetery.
Visitation will be this evening from 6-8 at the funeral home.