Myrtle Martin, 92, of Trumann died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004 at Trumann Health and Rehab Center.
Born in Trumann, she was a lifelong resident of that community, a housewife and a member of Freer Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son, Garey Martin of Trumann; two sisters, Emma Adams and Leona Brock, both of Trumann; and three grandchildren, Bobby Richards, Kelse Richards and Amy Privett.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Doyle Martin; one daughter, Melissia MacMurry; her parents, E.W. and Melissia Watkins Richards; four sisters; and two brothers.
Graveside services were Saturday, Feb. 21, in Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery, with the Rev. Mark Constant officiating. Thompson Funeral Home of Trumann was in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers were Garey Martin, Michael Adams, Kenny Ragland, Danny Hatcher, Michael Martin and Hershel Wyatt.
Memorials may be made to Freer Baptist Church or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Louise Byers Crum
Louise Byers Crum, 67, of Marked Tree, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004 at St. Bernard's Medical Center.
She was a homemaker and member of the Church of God.
Survivors include four sons, Jim Crum of Marked Tree, Rick Crum of Trumann, Thomas Crum of Orange County, Calif., and Chris Crum of Payneway; one daughter, Fran Bell of Marked Tree; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Friday, Feb. 20, at Marked Tree Church of God, with Patrick Tucker officiating. Burial followed in Marked Tree Cemetery under the direction of Murphy Funeral Home of Marked Tree.
A. Gerladine Wadlington Logan
A. Geraldine Wadlington Logan, 73, of Cherokee Village died Friday, Feb. 13, 2004 at White River Medical Center at Batesville.
Born at Trumann, she lived in Cherokee Village for the past seven years and was formerly of Brookland. She was a retired employee of the Hunter Fan Co. at Memphis and was of the Assembly of God belief.
Survivors include one daughter, Patsy Ann Wadlington Prescott of Cherokee Village; one son, Raymond LeRoy Wadlington of Oak Harbor, Wash.; four sisters, Novella Tharp of Jonesboro, Arzella Sweat and Yvonne Meisters, both of Cherokee Village, and Delsie Hathcoat of Bono; three half-sisters, Hazel Taylor and Ellie Duggan, both of Memphis, and Prudy Theilking of Scottsdale, Ariz.; two brothers, Delbert DePriest of Moweaqua, Ill., and Austin DePriest of Harrisburg; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold Logan; one daughter, Dora Mae Wadlington; two sons, Gerald Ray Wadlington and Jimmy Dale Wadlington; her parents, Elisha Austin "E.A." and Winnie Mae Russaw DePriest; and two-half sisters.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 17 in the chapel of Thompson Funeral Home at Trumann, with the Rev. Jim Pagan officiating. Burial followed at Pine Hill Cemetery at Jonesboro.
Buford F. Wood, 82, of Jonesville, La., died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2004 in Alexandria, La.
A former resident of Trumann, he was retired from the Singer Co. was and a deacon and Sunday school teacher at Lake Lilly Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Aurie B. Wood of Jonesville; two sons, Kenneth G. Wood of Harrisonburg, La., and Dennis L. Wood of Trumann; two sisters, Ovella Secrease of Trumann and DeEtta Hutchins of Decatur, Ill.; a brother, Delbert Wood of Jonesville; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services were Friday, Feb. 20, Lake Lilly Baptist Church, with the Rev. Frank Bass and the Rev. James Foster officiating. Burial was Saturday, Feb. 21 in Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Dewaine Meyers, Tony White, Lank Bass, Gary Wood, Jeremy Wood and Everett Slaughter.
Young's Funeral Home of Jonesville was in charge of the arrangements.
Larry Morgan, 54, of Trumann died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2004 at the Trumann Nursing Center.
He lived most of his life in the Jonesboro area, and for 12 years he lived in New York and Kansas. He was a master electrician and member of the Alsup Baptist Church.
Survivors include one daughter, Cindy Hadicke of Emporia, Kan.; three sons, Larry Wayne Morgan Jr. of Topeka, Kan., Hansel "Hank" Wade Morgan of Garden City, Kan., and James David Morgan of Crystal River, Fla.; one brother, Jim Morgan of Bay; one sister, Jessie Stark of Jonesboro; and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hansel and Zina Mae Morgan.
Graveside services were Monday, March 1, at Nettleton Cemetery, with Leon Minick and Wade Stark officiating.
Pallbearers were Robert Worthington, Phillip Fliming, Jim Morphew, Mike Looney, Jerry Birdsong and David Skaggs.
Joe W. Gordon
Joe W. Gordon Sr., 87, of Trumann died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2004 at St. Bernard's Medical Center.
Born at Lepanto, he lived in Trumann for the last four years but spent most of his life in the Marked Tree area. He was a veteran of World War II and served as an air traffic controller in the Air Force.
He owned Joe Gordon Boots and Shoes in Jonesboro for 30 years and was a member of Disabled American Veterans. He was of the Baptist belief.
Survivors include his wife, Stael Wigginton Gordon of the home; a son, Joe W. Gordon Jr. of Jonesboro; a daughter, Glenda Kraft of Trumann; three grandchildren, Paul Gordon, Laura Beth Wade and Leanne Bass, all of Jonesboro; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Friday, Feb. 27, at Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home chapel, with Milton Wilson officiating. Burial followed in Nettleton Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Frank Kraft, Cory Wade, Lowry Astin, Paul Gordon, Brandon Bass and Jim Wilson.
Gladys Bell Gairhan
Gladys Bell Gairhan, 84, of Jonesboro died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2004 at St. Bernard's Medical Center.
Born at Daingerfield, Texas, she lived in Jonesboro and Bono most of her life and was a member of Old Enterprise Baptist Church. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include a daughter, Martha Phillips of Jonesboro; a brother, Willie Joe Kilgore of Trumann; and two grandchildren, Ashley Phillips and Charity Phillips, both of Jonesboro.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Gairhan, and three brothers.
Graveside services were Friday, Feb. 27, at Old Enterprise Cemetery, with the Rev. Ernest Cornish officiating. Gregg Funeral Home of Jonesboro was in charge of arrangements.
Honorary pallbearers were Herbert Whittingham, Charles Mullins, Jim McCoy, Tommy Cox, Derek White and Gary Kibby.
Elsie Murrell Stone, 76, of Trumann died Friday, Feb. 27, 2004 at her home.
Born in Dewitt, she was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal faith.
Survivors include two daughters, Ovada Parrish of McCrory and Dorothy Sandavol of Dyess; four sons, William Stone of Jonesboro, James Stone of Trumann, David Stone of Dyess and John Stone of Russellville; 16 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Monday, March 1, at Wilson Funeral Home of Tyronza, with Lynn Vinson officiating. Burial followed in Tyronza Cemetery.