Carolyn F. Hood, 44, of Trumann died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2004 in Trumann.
Born in Union City, Tenn., she was a homemaker and was affiliated with Liberty Baptist Church in Payneway.
Survivors include her husband, Jimmy Hood; two daughters, Stacy Mullins and Seena Mullins, both of Payneway; her mother, Robbie Montgomery of Trimble, Tenn.; a sister, Mary Mullins of Newbern, Tenn.; and four brothers, Chester Davis, Clydel Davis and Charles Davis, all of Newbern, and David Davis of Trumann.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 24, at Wilson Funeral Home in Tyronza, with Edward Fisyer officiating. Burial followed in Potter Memorial Cemetery at Lepanto.
Lloyd Paul Brewer
Funeral services for Lloyd Paul Brewer, 81, of Jonesboro, who died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2004 at Regional Medical Center of NEA, were held Friday, Feb. 27, at Emerson Funeral Home Memorial Chapel.
The Rev. Jim Rupard officiated, and burial followed in Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Fred Frego, Tim Frego, John Frego, Tom Chester, Chris George and Jay Simmons.
Honorary pallbearers included Earnest Stracener, Calvin Lard and Richard Goad.
Born in Bay, he was a lifelong resident of the Jonesboro area. He worked for the Coca-Cola Bottling Co. for 27 years and was of the Baptist belief.
Survivors include his wife, Jane Brewer of the home; one son, Bill Nowell of Casa Grande, Ariz.; one daughter, Linda Goad of Jonesboro; two brothers, O.V. Brewer of Watervliet, Mich., and Virgil Brewer of St. Louis; two sisters, Ethel Faulkenberry of Bay and Mattie Smith of Higginson; and two grandchildren, Jacob Goad and Lauren Goad.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Minnie Brewer, two sisters and two brothers.
Memorials may be made to the NEA Clinic Charitable Foundation, 3100 Apache Drive, Jonesboro 72401.
Iva Celess Propes Roberts
Iva Celess Propes Roberts, 74, of Harrisburg died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2004 in Jonesboro.
Born at Harrisburg, she had worked at a shoe factory and a nursing home. She was a member of the Assembly of God.
Survivors include two sons, Marlin Lee Roberts of Harrisburg and James Leory Roberts of Trumann; three daughters, Barbara Mullins and Margaret Smith, both of Harrisburg, and Rose McConnell of Monticello; one brother, Robert Propes of Mounds, Okla.; one sister, Ada Jennings of Jonesboro; 14 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Marlin Roberts Sr.; her parents, A.N. and Pallic Foust Propes; four brothers; and four sisters.
Funeral services were Friday, Feb. 27 at Jackson's Harrisburg Funeral Home chapel, with Kenny McMahan officiating. Burial followed in Holly Springs Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Bryan Roberts, Allen Smith, James Jones, Eddie Roberts, Jerry Moore and Dewayne Anderson.
Jimmie Doss Dunlap
Jimmie Doss Dunlap, 83, of Marked Tree died Tuesday, March 2, 2004 at his residence.
He was a World War II veteran, had worked for Arkansas Power and Light and was of the Church of Christ belief.
Survivors include his wife, Flora Jean Dunlap of Marked Tree; four sons, Tommy Doss Dunlap and Jim G. Dunlap, both of Marked Tree, Dale Dunlap of Lepanto and Chet Dunlap of Jonesboro; one daughter, Barbara Westbrook of Wynne; a sister, Vivian Howard of Santa Paula, Calif.; a brother, Blair Dunlap of Yellville; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Thursday, March 4 in Murphy Funeral Home chapel in Marked Tree, with the Rev. Joe Sparks officiating. Burial followed in Marked Tree Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Phillip Brunner, David Morgan, Randall Burcham, Ben Sexton, G.C. Shortnacy and Parker Dunlap.
Honorary pallbearers were be Jesse McCrary, Billy Hunt and Roger Williams.
Mary Frances "Frankie" Underwood
Mary Frances "Frankie" Underwood, 79, of Trumann died Tuesday, March 2, 2004 at Trumann Health and Rehab in Trumann.
Born in Marianna, she had lived in Trumann for most of her life. She was a homemaker and a member of First General Baptist Church near Trumann.
Survivors include a son, Joseph F. Underwood of Trumann; two granddaughters, Courtney Osment of Trumann and Heather Underwood of Jonesboro; and one great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Otto "J.O." and Nannie Williams Sheets, and two sisters.
Funeral services were Friday, March 5, in the chapel of Thompson Funeral Home of Trumann, with Dr. Tad Rogers officiating. A private burial followed in Oaklawn Cemetery at Jonesboro.
Active pallbearers were Gary Wallace, Mike McGlaughlin, Matt Miller, Rob Talbot, Blake Goodman and Shane Glenn.
Honorary pallbearers were Herman Robertson, Fred "Buck" Stacy, Doyle Clem, Eddie Wayne Clem, Dub Rhoades and Wayne Gairhan.
Olamaye Armstrong Kennedy
Olamaye Armstrong Kennedy, 93 of Ripley, Miss., died March 1, 2004 at Tippah County Hospital in Ripley.
She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rufus Henry Kennedy; one daughter, Elsie Helen Smith; one son, Reford Ray Kennedy; two sons-in-law, Robert Vanderford and Alfred Dees, and her parents, Andrew and Molly Nolan Armstrong.
She is survived by three daughters, Joann Vanderford of Byhalia, Miss., Kathryn Elizabeth Dees of Mammoth Spring and Martha Frances Stanley and husband Bill of Walls, Miss.; three sons, Edward Lee Kennedy and wife Bonita of Hot Springs, Billy Waburn Kennedy and wife Brenda of Trumann and Charles Henry Kennedy of Falkner, Miss; one son-in-law, James Smith of Ashland, Miss.; 34 grandchildren; 66 great-grandchildren and 29 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 4, at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with Bro. Doc Shelton officiating. Burial followed at Ripley Cemetery in Ripley.
Pallbearers were Carl Kennedy, Bruce Armstrong, Gary Vanderford, Charled Kennedy, James Vandeford and James Kemp.
Roland R.G. Taylor
Roland R.G. Taylor, 77, of Trumann died March 7, 2004 at his residence of natural causes.
He was born in Nelsonville and had lived in Trumann since 1962. He was formerly of Poughkeepsie. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, a retired truck driver for Taylor, a member of the Little Springs Baptist Church in Poughkeepsie and a Mason.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Daisy Bell Taylor, and his father, Thomas Jefferson Taylor.
He is survived by two daughters, Brenda Gallaway of Little Rock and Carolyn Banks of Trumann; two sons, Ronald Taylor and Paul Taylor, both of Trumann; his mother, Carrie Bell Freeman Taylor of Trumann; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Wednesday, March 10, at Thompson Funeral Home in Trumann with Rev. Darrel Miller officiating. Burial followed in Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery in Jonesboro.
Active pallbearers were Ray Gann, Gary Burgess, Ralph Hooker, Lester Hooker, John Avery and Eddie Brown. Honorary pallbearers were Jason Taylor, Scott Taylor, Chatley Banks and Spencer Graham.
Violet Cornelia Benson
Funeral services for Violet Cornelia Benson, 82, of Lunsford, who died Sunday, March 7, 2004 at her residence, have been scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at First Assembly of God in Trumann.
The Rev. Kenneth Doke will officiate, and burial will follow in Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery. Gregg Funeral Home of Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements.
Nephews will serve as pallbearers.
She lived at Lunsford all her life and worked as a machinist for Singer Mfg. She was a member of First Assembly of God in Trumann.
Survivors include three sons, Bob Walker of Lunsford, Gary Walker of Jonesboro and Larry Don Walker of Carencro, La.; six grandchildren, Rick Walker of Gold Bar, Wash., Doug Walker of Mountlake Terrace, Wash., Ashley Walker of Kansas City, Mo., William Walker of Jonesboro, Paul Walker of Collierville, Tenn., and Allison Walker Broussard of Carencro; and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, O.B. and Cora Jean Massey McMasters.
Visitation is scheduled for 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.