Altie Bee Fleming
Funeral services for Altie Bee Fleming, 79, of Trumann, who died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004 at Trumann Health and Rehab Center, were held Thursday, Feb. 12, at Willis Chapel West in Trumann.
The Rev. Gene Bogard officiated, and burial followed in Marked Tree Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Leland Brown, Raymond Mitchell, Mitchell Hamm, Joey Croney, David Browder and Chad Hardin.
Honorary pallbearers were Dewayne McQuire, Tracy Dunivan, Nathan Floyd, Robert Tice and Anthony Madden.
Carmen E. Hesselden, 92, of Trumann died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2004 at Seton Northwest Hospital in Austin, Texas.
Born in Vincennes, Ind., she had lived in New Mexico before moving to Trumann 23 years ago. She was a retired saleswoman and a member of the Trumann Twentieth Century Club, Disciples Women's Fellowship and First Christian Church in Trumann.
She has no immediate survivors.
She was preceded in death by two husbands, Ted Grant and Wallace Hesselden, two sisters and two brothers.
Funeral services Friday, Feb. 13, in the chapel of Thompson Funeral Home in
Trumann, with the Rev. Marlin Gennings officiating. Burial followed in Oaklawn Cemetery at Jonesboro.
Memorials may be made to First Christian Church, 521 West Main St., Trumann 72472.
Dorothy Riley, 68, of Trumann died Monday, Feb. 9, 2004 at her residence.
Born in Trumann, she was a homemaker.
Survivors include three daughters, Margie Akins of Jonesboro and Glenda Riley and Phyllis Brown, both of Trumann; two sons, Mickey Riley and Dennis Riley, both of Trumann; two brothers, Perry Woods and Sidney Woods, both of Trumann; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Thursday, Feb. 12, in Holly Spring Cemetery in Harrisburg, with Johnny Medlock officiating. Wilson Funeral Home of Tyronza was in charge of arrangements.
Funeral services for Burness R. Holt, 86, of Trumann, who died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2004 were Friday, Feb. 13, at First United Methodist Church in Trumann.
The Rev. Jimmy Thresher officiated, and burial followed in Oaklawn Cemetery at Jonesboro under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home of Trumann.
Pallbearers included Ben Hyneman, Hal Hyneman, Rod Pitts, Randy Holt, Marion Holt, Sarah Holt and Emily Holt.
Born in Athens, Ala., he lived in Trumann most of his life and owned and operated Holt's Grocery. He served as mayor of Trumann from 1979 to 1983, was a World War II Navy veteran, and was a member of First United Methodist Church in Trumann.
Survivors include one daughter, Donna K. Pitts of Tempe, Ariz.; two sons, Randolph Holt of Kittery, Maine, and Marion Holt of Novi, Mich.; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary A. Holt; one son, Charles Robert Holt; his parents; and a stepmother.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 220 Pine Ave., Trumann 72472.
William Louis Bushong
William Louis Bushong, Jr., 73, of Conway died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2004.
He was born Aug. 9, 1930, in Trumann to the late William Louis Bushong Sr. and Gracie shepherd Bushong. He was a heavy equipment operator and member of the First United Pentecostal Church in Greenbrier.
He is survived by his wife Margaret; six daughters, Tracy Fortner and Shannon Meeks, both of Greenbrier, Nancy Yarrington, Cathy Thompson, both of Michigan, Sandra Gomez of California and Connie Bushong of Arizona; six sons, Paul, Donnie and Ronnie, all of Conway, William Bushong III and Vincent, both of California, and Johnny of Missouri; a step-father, Arlen Hervey of Trumann; a sister, Louise Lane of Trumann; a brother, Carlee Bushong of Greenbrier; 30 grandchildren, and 25 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Gracie Bushong.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 17, at Roller-McNutt Greenbrier Chapel with the Rev. Paul Mize officiating. Pallbearers were Paul Bushong, William Bushong III, Jimmy Kingbury, Donny Fortner, Michael Lane and Carlee Bushong.
Mary Ethel Vuncannon
Funeral services for Mary Ethel Vuncannon, 76, of Trumann, who died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2004 at Trumann Health and Rehab were held Tuesday at Thompson Funeral Home in Trumann.
Born in Mississippi, she was a lifelong Trumann resident and a homemaker. She was of the Pentecostal belief.
Survivors include one daughter, Patsy Ann Simpson of Trumann; two sons, Randy Lee Steen and James Edward Steen, both of Trumann; two sisters, Dorthy Maybelle Kilgore and Gerthie Faye Mack, both of Trumann; three brothers, J.C. Armstrong, R.C. Armstrong and Ray Armstrong, all of Mississippi; 11 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two daughters, Mary Acker and Sue Russell; one son, Thomas Ray Steen; her parents, and three brothers.
The Rev. Chad Graves officiated, and burial followed in Marked Tree Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Greg Rouse, Keith Rost, Rick Sanchez, Joey Bloodworth, Derek Bloodworth and David Russell Jr.
Honorary pallbearers were David Russell Sr., Johnny Armstrong and Lloyd Bloodworth.
Sue Williams, 83, of Payneway died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004 at Three Rivers Nursing Center in Marked Tree.
She was a homemaker and a member of Corner Chapel Baptist Church in Payneway
Survivors include her husband, Oscar Williams of Payneway; two sons, W.O. Kincade and Ron Kincade, both of Mountain Home; a sister, Ople Foley of Vancouver, Wash.; and three grandchildren, Shannon Kincade, Jeff Kincade and Jason Kincade; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 21, at Corner Chapel Baptist Church, with Bobby Crabb officiating. Burial followed in Marked Tree Cemetery under the direction of Murphy Funeral Home of Marked Tree.
Pallbearers were Shannon Kincade, Jeff Kincade, Jason Kincade, Julian Harvison, Arthur "Hoot" Wells and Bud Bingham.
Memorials may be made to Corner Chapel Baptist Church.
Paul Walker Hollis
Paul Walker Hollis, 84, of Trumann died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004 at Regional Medical Center of NEA.
Born in Lake City, he had lived in Trumann for 50 years and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a retired salesman, a Methodist and a member of Trumann Masonic Lodge No. 693 and the American Legion.
Survivors include his wife, Vivian Hollis of the home; a daughter, Patricia Ann Marler of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; three grandsons, John Marler, Bob Marler and Adrian Abell; and one great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Sarah Walker Hollis; a daughter, Karen Kay Bossart; and two brothers.
Funeral were Saturday, Feb. 21, in the chapel of Gregg Funeral Home of Jonesboro, with the Rev. Donald Vuncannon officiating. Burial followed in Nettleton Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Northeast Arkansas office, P.O. Box 9192, Jonesboro 72403-9192.