Willie Radie Hill
Willie "Radie" Hill, 80, of Harrisburg died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003, at his home.
Born in Harrisburg, he had lived in Trumann and Harrisburg all his life. A retired millwright from the Singer Co., he was an Army veteran who served in World War II. He was a member of County Line Church of Christ.
Survivors include two sons, Rickie Hill of Harrisburg and Randie Hill of Trumann; one brother, Chall Hill of Harrisburg; three grandchildren, Jon Hill, Brandie Hill and Ricky Hill; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Eloise O. Hill, one brother and one great-grandchild.
Graveside services were Saturday, Dec. 27, 2003, in Harrisburg Memorial Park Cemetery, with Allen Ashlock officiating. Thompson Funeral Home of Trumann was in charge of arrangements.
Lucy Ann Evans
Lucy Ann Evans, 69, of East Prairie, Mo., died Thursday, Dec. 18 in the Baptist Memorial East Hospital in Memphis.
She lived in Trumann from 1937 until 1954, where she graduated from Trumann High School in 1954. She attended First Assembly of God Church in East Prairie and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Sikeston.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Elis L. (Opie) Newton; her second husband, James Larry Evans; four brothers; five sisters and her parents, M.H. and Edith Hankins Bennett.
She is survived by one son, Tim Newton of East Prairie; one daughter, Cherry Mansfield of East Prairie; one brother; George Bennett of Tampa, Fla.; one sister, Betty Funk of East Prairie; five grandchildren, Joshua and Jacob Newton, Anthony Mansfield, Gabrielle Newton and Payton Terry, all of East Prairie, and a host of nieces and nephews and many friends.
Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 10, 2003, in the Shelby Chapel with Bro. Tom Snavely officiating. Burial followed in the Sikeston City Cememtery in Sikeston, Mo., with Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers were Danny and Lee Bright, David Terry, Jr., Melvin Bennett, Tony Higgins and Jessie Wasson.
E.L. 'Cowboy' Paden
Funeral services for E.L. "Cowboy" Paden, 76, of Bay, who died Tuesday, Dec. 23, at the Regional Medical Center of NEA, were Saturday, Dec. 27, 2003, at Emerson Funeral Home's Memorial Chapel.
Joel McMasters and Ron Skaggs officiated and burial followed in Nettleton Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Lomer Turney, Bobby Hutchinson, John Travis, Davey Lisk, Ray Lee and James McMasters.
Honorary pallbearers included Ed Watson, Guy Spencer and Joe Holt.
Born in Booneville, Miss., he lived several years in Southaven, Miss., before moving to Bay 20 years ago. He was a retired truck driver with 40 years of service for Gordon Transport and Jones Truck Lines. He was a member of the Broadway Avenue Missionary Baptist Church in Bay.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra Paden of the home; one daughter, Lynda Layer of Jonesboro; one son, Dennis Wayne Yeager of Charleston, S.C.; two brothers, Bill Paden of Jonesboro and Jerry Paden of Mason, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Shauna Layer, Katie Layer, Ashley Yeager, Tyler Yeager and Dennis Bennett Yeager; four step-grandchildren, Chris Bigalke, Mickey Bigalke, Jacqueline Bigalke and Andrew Bigalke; and one great-granddaughter, Reily Yeager.
He was preceded in death by one son, Jimmy Paden, and by his parents.
Memorials may be made to the Broadway Avenue Missionary Baptist Church, 201 Broadway, Bay, 72411.
Patsy Ann Jones
Funeral services for Patsy Ann Jones, 50, of Trumann, who died Friday, Dec. 26, at St. Bernard's Medical Center, were Monday, Dec. 29, 2003, at Emerson Funeral Home's Memorial Chapel.
The Rev. Jim Frazier officiated and burial followed in Pine Log Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Buley Raymond, Phil Martindale, Rick Winkles, Randy Lance, Daniel Dillinger and Jeremy Winkles.
Honorary pallbearers were the men of McCormick Baptist Church.
Born in Lepanto, she lived most of her life in the Trumann area. She was a past employee of Lowe's in Jonesboro and was a member of McCormick Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Robin D. Jones of the home; one daughter, Dana Sprinkle of Harrisburg; her father, James H. Lisk of Jonesboro; four sisters, Donna Smith of Trumann, Jenny Moore of Jonesboro and Carolyn Marshall and Loretta Trinidad, both of Lake City; five brothers, Rickey Lisk of Trumann, Roy Lisk of Bay; James Lisk of Lake City and Benny Lisk and Billy Lisk, both of Jonesboro; and three grandchildren, Savanna Sprinkle, Makayla Sprinkle and Elizabeth Spinkle.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Edra Pauline Lisk, and a sister.
Memorials may be made to the McCormick Baptist Church, Priestly Lane, Trumann, 72472.
Merlin Henry Hammell
Merlin Henry Hammell, 87, of Trumann died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003, at his home.
Born in Lilbourn, Mo., he had resided in Trumann for 58 years and owned Hammell's Grocery Store. A U.S. Army and Navy veteran during World War II, he was historian of the Trumann American Legion post, a former member of the Trumann City Council and of the Baptist belief.
Survivors include two daughters, Diane Hammell of Memphis and Rita Hammell Baine of Lake City; one son, Stephen Hammell of Trumann; one sister, Katherine James of Trumann; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Lee Hammell.
Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 27, 2003, in the chapel of Thompson Funeral Home at Trumann with the Rev. Frank Bufford officiating.
Burial followed in Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery.
Active pallbearers included Bill Teague, Eldon Gartman, Bill Cook, Melton Byerly, Beau Ballard, Kelley Hammonds, Perry Sims and Norman Francis.
Honorary pallbearers included L.B. Baker, Ronnie Grimes, Avondale Williams, Bruce Cuddy, Ivan Hammell and Kelly Webb.
Adam Blade Gosa
Adam Blade Gosa, 1 month old infant, passed away on Dec. 25, 2003 in Paragould of natural causes.
He is the son of Christy Bates Reeves of the home; his father, Charles Adam Gosa of Trumann, three sisters, Miki Nose and Saya Nose of Japan and Heather Reeves of Harrisburg; one brother, Noah Haygood of Myrtle, Miss; three grandparents, Debra Gosa, Charles Gosa and Donna Bates all of Trumann; two great-grandparents, Sue Sims and Ruby Gosa, both of Trumann and one great-great-grandmother, Dora Brooks of St. Louis, Mo.
Funeral services were Wednesday, Dec. 30 in the Chapel of Thompson Funeral Home of Trumann with Rev. Chad O'Brien officiating.
A private burial followed.
Funeral services for J.C. Clayton, 77, of Payneway, who died Dec. 30, 2003 at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center, were Friday, Jan. 2, at the First United Pentecostal Church in Harrisburg.
Clayton was born in Bassett. He was a farmer and a member of the First United Pentecostal Church in Harrisburg. He was a WWII Army Veteran. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James C. and Dosie Simpson Clayton; four brothers, Douglas Clayton, Cecil Clayton, Nole Clayton and Quillo Clayton, and one sister, Myrtle Hamby.
He is survived by his wife, Leta McGlothlin Clayton of the home; three sisters, Jessie Faye Nienaber, Daisy Cannon and Pauline Kimberlin, all of Memphis; three sons, James Lee Clayton of Hot Springs, Jimmy Lee Clayton of Harrisburg and Johnny Lee Clayton of Trumann; two daughters, Peggy Sue Pierce and Janice Stem of Jonesboro; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Rev. David Mitchell and Rev. Glen Cox officiated at the funeral service. Burial followed the service at Harrisburg Memorial Park Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Larry Wary, Eddie Wary, Jim Hillis, Ray Sharp, Stepehn Cox and Bill Carter. Honorary pallbearer was Floys Hall.