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Arkansas Obituary and Death Notice Archive - Page 75

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Date: Tuesday, 18 September 2012, at 5:32 p.m.


GOSNELL -- Harvey Wayne Burgess, 54, of Gosnell, died Wednesday at his home. He was a factory worker and of the Pentecostal faith.

Survivors include his wife, Deloris Welch Burgess of the home; and two sons, Stacy Burgess and Kerry Burgess, both of Gosnell; and one stepson, Shane Smith of Gosnell.

Graveside services will be today at 11 a.m. at the Dogwood Cemetery in Blytheville under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home in Blytheville, with Gary Hyde officiating.

Mrs. Riggs

DELAPLAINE -- Mrs. Ida Minerva Riggs, 89, of Delaplaine, died Thursday at Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include one stepdaughter, Marvine Pickett of St. Louis, Mo.; one brother, Eather McCluskey of Pocahontas; one sister, Daisy Richardson of Pocahontas; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Dewey Riggs.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at McNabb Funeral Home chapel in Pocahontas with O. D. Winfrey officiating. Burial will follow at Sharum Cemetery in Pocahontas.

Pallbearers will be Danny Eveland, John McCluskey, Tom Pickett, David Rice, Mike Richardson and Skeeter Sutton.

Honorary pallbearers will include Don McCluskey, Sonny McCluskey, Brooks Howard and Dewey Bibb.

Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.


Sammie Lee Daniels, 31, of Jonesboro, died Thursday at his home. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home of Jonesboro.


FISHER -- Jackie Marvin Earls, 48, of Fisher, died Friday at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home in Jonesboro.

Mrs. Helms

CARAWAY -- Mrs. Lovetrice Helms, 77, of Caraway, died Friday at the Caraway Nursing Center. She was a homemaker and was affiliated with the Assembly of God Church. She lived in the Monette and Caraway area most of her life.

Survivors include two sons, Norman Lee Helms of Jacksonville, Fla., and Merl Dean Helms of Waterford, Mich.; her stepmother, Alice Rolland Estes of Monette; three half-sisters, Freda Vaughn of Montrose, Mich., Shirley Johnson of Muncie, Ind., and Patsy Redding of Monette; seven half-brothers, William L. Rolland, Larry Rolland and Glen Rolland all of Monette, DeWayne "Jack" Rolland of Festus, Mo., Benny Rolland of Knoxville, Tenn., Freddy Rolland of Ocala, Fla., and Jerry Rolland of Orlando, Fla.

She was preceded in death by one brother.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Monette Cemetery, with Rev. Carl Blankenship officiating. Gregg Funeral Home of Monette has charge of arrangements.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. Sunday until service time at the cemetery.

Crofford child

Graveside services for Madison Jewel Crofford, 3, of Jonesboro, who died Monday, will be held today at noon at Pine Log Cemetery near Jonesboro, with Mike Glover officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Survivors include her mother and stepfather, Sabrina and Efrem Burke of Jonesboro; her father, Eric Crofford of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; one sister, Katelynn Gomez of the home; one brother, Jaiden Burke of the home; two stepsisters, Madaleigh and Mallory Burke, both of Little Rock; her maternal grandmother, Ruby Peaster of Jonesboro; her paternal grandmother, Debbie Crofford of Poplar Bluff; her paternal grandparents, Jack and Billie Crofford of Poplar Bluff; her maternal great-grandmother, Stella Ferguson of Trumann; her paternal great-grandmother, Cleo Crofford of Poplar Bluff; and her paternal great-grandfather, Sam Lewis of Poplar Bluff.

Visitation will be held today from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Teague

EARLE -- Mrs. Mildred Teague, 87, of Earle, died Thursday at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Langford's Funeral Service of Jonesboro.

Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Earle Baptist Church.


WYNNE -- Walter Talmadge Swaite, 50, of Wynne, died Thursday at his home. He was an air conditioning repairman and had served in the U. S. Marine Corps.

Survivors include his wife, Judy Laine Mays Swaite of the home; one son, Walter "Joe" Swaite of Wynne; one daughter, Christy Sides of Wynne; one brother, Verser Joe Swaite of Kentucky; one sister, Janette Swaite of Memphis, Tenn.; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.

Funeral services will be private.

Arrangements are by Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home of Wynne.

Mrs. Currier

BATESVILLE -- Mrs. Nora Elizabeth Sharp Currier, 82, of Batesville died Thursday at Newport. Born in Tuckerman, she worked in administration at Wappingers Central School District, Dutches County, N.Y. and in medical records at a hospital in Los Angeles, Calif. She was a member of the Asbury Methodist Church.

She is survived by one son, John Edward Zett of Rixeyville, Va.; one brother, Bo Sharp of Newport; three sisters, Ruth Dunn of Tuckerman, Mary Hanely of McCrory and Edith Wells of Shertz, Texas.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Jackson's Newport Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Hopewell Cemetery at Cord.

Mrs. Adamson

MARKED TREE -- Mrs. Cathy Irene Adamson, 82, of Marked Tree, died Wednesday at Methodist Central Hospital in Memphis. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Survivors include her husband, Buel Edward Adamson of Marked Tree; two daughters, Doris Pounders of Lepanto and Mary Anderson of Crawfordsville; two sons, Dale Adamson of Jonesboro and Jerry Wayne Adamson of Marked Tree; one sister, Delores Gould of Lepanto; one brother, Thomas Hatcher of Paragould; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at Murphy Funeral Home of Marked Tree, with Larry Deaton officiating. Burial will be in Marked Tree Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Russell Brooks, Carl Maddox, Steve Pounders, Bradley Adamson, John Byford, Jimmy Gilbert, David Anderson and John Franklin.


TAYLOR, Mich. -- The Rev. William Virgle Smith, 81, of Taylor, Mich., died Thursday at his home. Formerly of Rector, he was born at Leonard and was a minister of Emanuel General Baptist Church in Allen Park, Mich.

Survivors include five sons, Ronnie Smith of Live Oak, Fla., Jerry Smith of Grand Rivers, Ky., Lanny Smith of Belleville, Mich., Randy Smith of Lincoln Park, Mich., and Donnie Smith of Live Oak; three daughters, Sheila Dangelo of Taylor, Mary Jo Smith of Lincoln Park and Sharon Clinton of Grand Rivers; 19 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his wife, Madge White Smith, one son, four brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Irby Funeral Home in Rector with the Rev. James Henry Dortch officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Heights Cemetery at Rector.

Pallbearers will be his sons and grandsons.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.


NEWPORT -- Karl Eugene "Gene" Kunkel, 74, of Newport, died Wednesday at Newport. He was a mortician and was a tool and die maker at Victor Industries for 37 years. A member of the Church of Christ, he was a World War II veteran of the Army, assigned to the 24th infantry division.

He was a member of Collier-Massey Post No. 4683, Veterans of Foreign Wars of Newport, the American Association of Retired Persons and the 7th Arkansas Living Historians. He attended the Indiana College of Mortuary Sciences in Indianapolis, Ind.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Frances Leach Kunkel of Newport; a son, Charles Fredrick Kunkel of Newport; two daughters, Mary Elizabeth Kunkel of Clemson, S.C., and Linda Jo Kunkel Odom of Newport; two brothers, Charles Edgar Kunkel of Sanford, N.C., and Joseph Earl Kunkel of Bentonville; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at McCall/Remmel Cemetery, with Larry Martineau officiating. Burial is under the direction of Jackson's Newport Funeral Home.

Mrs. Davis

PIGGOTT -- Mrs. Clara Virginia Davis, 80, of Piggott, died Tuesday in the Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Piggott.

Survivors include one daughter, Karla Marie Long of Canton, Mich.; one son, Charles Michael Davis of Malden, Mo.; one brother, Charles Harris of New Symra Beach, Fla.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis Marion Davis, two brothers and one sister.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the First Presbyterian Church in Piggott with Wilma Hoover officiating. Burial will follow in Piggott Cemetery with Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home of Piggott in charge of arrangements.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. tonight at the funeral home.

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