Pauline Florence Tippitt, 88 of Rector, died Dec. 30, 2003 at Rector Healthcare.
She was a member of the Post Oak Missionary Baptist Church and a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harvey Leon and Rosa Strait Henry; her husband, Clarence Columbus Tippit; two sons, Ira Tippitt and Don O'Dell; two brothers and two sisters.
She is survived by three sons, Richard Leon Tippit of Piggott, Coma Lee Tippitt of Jonesboro and Hubert Glen Tippitt of Rector; two daughters, Melba Bilyea of Warrenton, Miss., and Irene Roffe of Oklahoma City; 22 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were Thursday, Jan. 1, at Irby Funeral Home Chapel in Rector with Brother Owen Little officiating. Burial followed at Pine Hill Cemetery in Jonesboro. Active pallbearers were her grandsons.
Robert Rex Kirkland
Robert Rex Kirkland, 72, of Trumann died Friday, Jan. 2, 2004 at Regional Medical Center of NEA.
Born at Belmore, he lived most of his life in Trumann. He was retired from the City of Trumann Street Department and was of the Baptist belief.
Survivors include two sons, Bobby Kirkland and Stanley Kirkland, both of Trumann; one sister, Bernell Holloway of Gideon, Mo.; three brothers, Charles Kirkland of Kennett, Mo., J.C. Kirkland of Nashville, Tenn., and J.W. Kirkland of Jonesboro; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents, five sisters and one brother.
Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 5, 2003, in the chapel of Thompson Funeral Home of Trumann, with the Rev. Billy Moore officiating. Burial followed in Holly Springs Cemetery at Harrisburg.
Pallbearers were Billy Clark, Robbie Deason, Josh Kirkland, Timmy Kirkland, Tommy Kirkland, David Phillips, John Smith and Eddie Upton.
Clarence "Gene" Moore, 87, of Bay died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2004 at Regional Medical Center of NEA.
Born in what was then the Nettleton community, he was a Baptist and a retired custodian for the Nettleton School District. He was a World War II Army veteran.
Survivors include three daughters, Nema Jean Bagley of Jonesboro, Lillian Rush of Bay and Sandra Lee Livingston of Oran, Mo.; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel Lee and Lilly Flowers Moore; a son, Charles Thomas Moore; four sisters; a brother; a granddaughter; and a great-grandson.
Funeral services were Sunday, Jan. 11, at Gregg Funeral Home chapel in Jonesboro, with the Rev. Graig Stull officiating. Burial followed in Nettleton Cemetery at Jonesboro.
Pallbearers were Johnny Moore, Neal Moore, Billy Hannah, Randy Hannah, Gene Counce and James Counce.
Glenda Jean Daniel
Glenda Jean Daniel, 68, of Trumann died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2004 at St. Bernard's Medical Center.
Born at Trumann, she was a lifelong resident of Trumann. She was retired from the Singer Co. and was of the Baptist belief.
Survivors include her husband, J.D. Daniel of the home; two sons, Billy Ellison of Chocowinity, N.C., and David Clover of Trumann; a sister, Linda Kelleghan of Brookland; four brothers, Russell Cromwell of Bay, Leroy Cromwell and Jim Cromwell, both of Trumann, and Gerald Cromwell of Hurricane Mills, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Billy Dewayne Ellison Jr., Dewayne Lee Ellison, Heather Lynn Ellison and Kyle Andrew Clover; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Pinson Louie and Nellie Ann Metcalf Cromwell; a daughter, Christine Ellison; and one brother, Donald Cromwell.
Funeral services Thursday, Jan. 8, in the chapel of Thompson Funeral Home of Trumann, with the Rev. Ricky Dobbins officiating. Burial followed in Bolivar Cemetery at Harrisburg.
Barry Gibson, Lester Bradford, Arron Hellenthal, Brandon Hellenthal, Vernon Winters and J.D. Cox will served as pallbearers.
Honorary pallbearers included Carl Counce and Clarence Midlin.
Mabel "LouElla" Meredith, 78, of Jonesboro died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004 at Plantation Homes Retirement Center.
Born at Athens, Ala., she was a homemaker and was a member of North Main Baptist Church. She had lived in Jonesboro since 1960.
Survivors include one son, Keith Meredith of Jonesboro; two daughters, Lou Cudd and Cheryl Jowers, both of Jonesboro; one sister, Francis Upton of Trumann; five grandchildren, Steven Cudd, Winn Meredith and Jessica Jowers, all of Jonesboro, Tim Cudd of St. Charles, Mo., and Brandon Meredith of Memphis; and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Damon Meredith; one son, James Meredith; two sisters; two brothers; and one grandchild, Brooke Meredith.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004, at North Main Baptist Church with the Rev. Tommy Stacy officiating. Burial followed in Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Bill Duncan, John Kee, Jim Bryant, Terry Hargett, Carl Fielder and Bill Dacus.
Grandsons served as honorary pallbearers.
Rena L. Terrell
Rena L. Terrell, 94, of Payneway died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2004 at her residence.
She was a retired cafeteria worker for Lepanto High School and was a member of Corner Chapel Baptist Church and the Order of Eastern Star.
Survivors include her husband, Alvin Terrell of the home; two sons, Alvin B. Terrell Jr. of Rockford, Ill., and Ronnie Shempert of the home; one daughter, Teresa Shempert of Jonesboro; and one granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Jo Ann Carter.
Funeral services were Friday, Jan. 9, in the Murphy Funeral Home chapel in Marked Tree, with Ed Fiszer officiating. Burial followed in Potter Memorial Cemetery at Lepanto.
Pallbearers were Jay Paul Woods, Dennis Gillis, Glenn Gillis, Ewel Watson, Oliver Cook and Ray Cook.
James Franklin Sparks
Graveside services for James Franklin Sparks, 60, of Harrisburg, who died Friday, Jan. 2, 2004 were Monday, Jan. 5, 2004 St. James Cemetery at Mountain View.
The Rev. Jim Chandler officiated, and Jackson's Harrisburg Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers were Bobby Joe James, Leonard Sparks, Donald Crawford, William Sparks, Ronnie Sparks and DeWayne Sparks.
Born at Grubbs, he was a truck driver and member of the Arbanna Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Sheila Lapiar of Piedmont, Ala., and Michele Rogers of Plant City, Fla.; four sisters, Nancy Smith and Debra Clayton, both of Harrisburg, and Barbara Cantwell and Reatha Sparks, both of Marked Tree; and four grandchildren, Sharmaine Cheatwood, Lonnie Lanfair, Amanda Rogers and Tessy Rogers.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Edward and Lola Mae London Sparks, and one brother.
Willa Louise Presley
Willa Louise Presley, 76, of Trumann died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2004 at Skill Care Nursing Center in Jonesboro.
Born at Dennis, Miss., she lived most of her life in Trumann. She retired as a factory worker for American Greetings at Harrisburg and was a member of First General Baptist Church near Trumann.
Survivors include one daughter, Judye Presley of Trumann; two sons, John Presley of Bloomington, Ill., and Keith Presley of Menan, Idaho; three sisters, Billie Jean Killian of Union City, Tenn., Sue Fagan of Trumann and Linda Welch of West Memphis; two brothers, James Vinson of Trumann and Carroll Vinson of Jonesboro; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Marvin Woodrow Presley, her parents and one sister.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Jan. 13, in the chapel of Thompson Funeral Home of Trumann, with the Rev. Darrel Miller officiating. Burial followed in Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery.
Pallbearers were David Birdno, Mark Fagan, David Killian, Larry Killian, James Pagan and C.A. Jones.