Delores Irene "Dee" Barnes
Delores Irene "Dee" Barnes, 68, of Trumann died Sunday, Feb. 29, 2004 at Regional Medical Center of NEA.
Born in Olathe, Kan., she had lived in Dinuba, Calif., before moving to Trumann in 1991. She was a housewife and a member of Faith Baptist Church in Tulot.
Survivors include her husband, Buel E. Barnes of the home; two daughters, Casey Jean Smith of San Jose, Calif., and Laura Vaz of Riverdale, Calif.; five sons, Don Boyd Jr. of Coral Springs, Fla., Robert Lewis Boyd of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Ronnie Barnes of Killeen, Texas, Eddie Barnes of Texas and Terry Barnes of Lumberton, Texas; two sisters, E. Darlene Overbeck of Easton, Penn., and Barbara Wasson of Tucson, Ariz..; a brother, Robert Bell of Sultana, Calif.; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Vicky Lynn Boyd, and her parents.
Graveside services were at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Pine Log Cemetery near Brookland, with the Rev. Paul Peters, the Rev. Gerald Vickers and the Rev. Tommy Jordan officiating. Thompson Funeral Home of Trumann was in charge of the arrangements.
Archie Lee Smith
Archie Lee Smith, Sr., 81, died of natural causes Tuesday, March 2, 2004 at White River Medical Center in Batesville.
Smith was born in Savannah, Tenn., and had lived in Batesville for the past 24 years. He was formerly of Jonesboro and a retired factory worker of the Baptist faith.
Smith was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Yarbrough Smith; two sons, Kenneth Smith and Terry Smith; two sisters; three brothers and his parents, Arthur and Eular Austin Smith.
Smith was survived by two daughters, Vicki Rouse of Trumann and Robin Thomas of Jonesboro; two sons, Archie Lee Smith of Harrisburg and Michael Smith of Batesville; three sisters, Shelby Jean Martin of Harrisburg, Christine Taylor of Little Rock and Nellie Mae Bobbitt of Jonesboro; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Graveside funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 4, at Farm Hill Cemetery in Harrisburg.
Harold Odell Williams
Harold Odell Williams, 82, of Trumann died Friday, March 19, 2004 at St. Bernard's Medical Center.
Born in Herman, he was a lifetime resident of Trumann. He was an assembly worker for Hytrol Conveyor of Jonesboro and was a member of the Elm Grove Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Lillie Wilson Williams of Trumann; two daughters, Brenda Glover of Lake City and Pam Harmon of Trumann; four sons, Harold "Jim" Williams, Terry Williams and Ricky Williams, all of Trumann, and W.R. "Bill" Williams of Jonesboro; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Arthur and Florida Perkins Williams, two sisters and three brothers.
Graveside services were Sunday, March 21, in Pine Log Cemetery at Brookland, with Jim Williams officiating.
Thompson Funeral Home of Trumann was in charge of arrangements.
Active pallbearers were Gary Puryear, Darren Glover, Daryl Dunahoo, Daniel Harmon, Booker T. Lloyd and Jim Passmore.
Kenny Williams served as honorary pallbearer.
James Therion Vinson
James Therion "Jimp" Vinson, 73, of Trumann died Monday, March 22, 2004 at his residence.
Born at Belmont, Miss., he had lived in Trumann all his life. He was retired from the Singer Co. and Columbia Forest Products and was a member of First General Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Mildred "Midge" Vinson of the home; one son, Rick Vinson of Trumann; one daughter, Donna Vinson of Lake City; three sisters, Billie Jean Killian of Union City, Tenn., Sue Fagan of Trumann and Linda Welch of West Memphis; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son, Michael Wayne Vinson; his parents, Otho and Hazel Bruton Vinson; and two sisters.
Funeral services were Wednesday, March 24 in the chapel of Thompson Funeral Home, with Rev. Darrel Miller officiating. Burial followed in Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery.
Active pallbearers included Leroy May, J.W. "Dub" Roden, Bob Walton, A.C. Daniel, C.A. Jones and Perry Harness.
Honorary pallbearers included Edward Hargrove, A.C. Stacy, Cecil Passmore, Gayle Grimes, John Johnson, Keith Johnson and Steve Johnson.
Memorials may be made to First General Baptist Church in Trumann.
Mildred Fischer Bowman
Mildred Fischer Bowman, 95, of Trumann died Thursday, April 1, 2004 at her residence.
Born in Hazen, she had lived in Trumann for the past seven years. She was a homemaker and a member of Order of Eastern Star, Hazen Study Club and First United Methodist Church in Hazen.
Survivors include two daughters, Elizabeth McClung of Trumann and Mary Davenport of Memphis; a sister, Lynne Toll of Tollville; eight grandchildren, Beth Nunnally, Sue Ellen Lloyd, Charlotte Holt, Randy McClung, Gary McClung, Alan McClung, Mike Davenport and Bob Davenport; 14 great-grandchildren; Gan Nunnally, Will Nunnally, LaDonna Becerra, Wesley Moon, Erric Holt, Scarlet Holt, James McClung, Ami Henderson, Wade McClung, Clay McClung, Mallory McClung, Amber McClung, Brandi McClung, and Noah McClung, and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry W. Bowman, her parents, two sisters and three brothers.
Funeral services were Saturday, April 3 at Hazen United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Glen Harris officiating. Burial followed in the Hazen Cemetery under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home of Trumann.
Her grandsons served as pallbearers.
Funeral services for Dessie Harvey, 89, of Trumann, who died Thursday, April 1, 2004 at St. Bernard's Medical Center, were Sunday, April 4, at the Church of God of Prophecy, 3505 Race St., Jonesboro.
The Rev. Gerald Vickers officiated, and burial will follow in Pine Log Cemetery near Brookland. Gregg Funeral Home of Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements.
Born at Lake City, she had lived there and in Trumann most of her life and was a homemaker and a member of the Church of God of Prophecy.
Survivors include two sons, Jimmy Harvey of Trumann and James Harvey of Roland, Okla.; four daughters, O'Dean Easley and Patsy Hotchkiss, both of Jonesboro, Maxine Strictland of Quincy, Ill., and Wilma Louis Stotts of Trumann; 26 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Thomas Harvey; two sons, Vaughn Harvey and Tommy Harvey; and two daughters, Betty Jean Gray and Patricia Ann Coats.
Active pallbearers included Jerry Easley, Danny Easley, Freddy Easley, David Easley, Curt Newton and Derek Easley.
Honorary pallbearers included Adam Harvey, James Harvey Jr., Jonathan Harvey, Nathan Hotchkiss and Paul Coats.
Memorials may be made to Paragould Children's Home, 5515 Old Walcott Road, Paragould, 72450.
Carl Eulius Dowdy
Carl Eulius Dowdy, 76, of Hoxie, formerly of Trumann, died Tuesday, March 30, 2004 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Walnut Ridge.
Born in Hartford, Iowa, he was retired from General Motors and was an Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Frances Copeland Dowdy of the home; three daughters, Carla Ann Harp of Corning, Evelyn Jean Mace of Doniphan, Mo., and Beverly Anita Dowdy of San Antonio; two sons, Michael Dale Dowdy of Kentwood, Mich., and William Keith Dowdy of Reyno; six stepchildren; one sister, Helen Inez Calkin of Jonesboro; three brothers, Glen William Dowdy of Tomball, Texas, Richard Lowell Dowdy of Kansas City, Mo., and Gary Neal Dowdy of California; nine grandchildren; 23 step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; 32 step great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, June Annetta Mae Goodwin Dowdy, a sister, a brother and his parents.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 2, in the Thompson Funeral Home chapel in Trumann. The Rev. Donald Lewert officiated, and burial followed in Nettleton Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were be Johnny Mathew Gaines, Michael Joseph Cherven, Terry Scott Mace, William Cody Dowdy, Christopher Anthony Bland, Charles Adam Bland and Craig Alexander Bland.
Honorary pallbearers include Paul Calkin, Jonathan Wesley Watkins, William Clarence "Butch" Watkins and Jerry D. Ward.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.