Woodrow Wilson Turner
Woodrow Wilson "Woody" Turner, 53, of Trumann died Sunday, April 25, 2004 at his residence.
Born in Trumann, he had lived most of his life in Trumann and was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War.
Survivors include his wife, Levita Ann Turner of the home; and a son, Brandon Turner Smith of Bentonville.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Woody Wilson Turner Sr. and Pauline Wilson Turner.
A memorial service was Thursday, April 29, in the chapel of Thompson Funeral Home of Trumann, with the Rev. Jim Thresher officiating. Burial will be private in Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery.
Joe F. Massey
Joe F. Massey, 84, of Mountain View died Saturday, April 24, 2004 at Stone County Medical Center.
Born at Landis, he was carpenter and a World War II veteran.
Survivors include two sisters, Hazel Harness of Trumann and Iria Sisk of Dallas, Ga.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna J. Massey; his parents; five brothers; and eight sisters.
Funeral services were Monday, April 26 at Roller-Crouch chapel at Mountain View, with Edward Richardson officiating. Burial followed in Levisy Flat Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Patrick Sisk, Dwight Sutterfield, Jerry Massey, Phil Dearien, Eddie Cowell and Johnny Thomas.
Honorary pallbearers included David Dodson, Gerald Ivy, Eddie Taylor and James Dodson.
Bert Ford Allen
Bert Ford Allen, 84, of Arizona died Thursday, April 22, 2004 at Western Arizona Regional Hospital from heart complications.
He was born Oct. 15, 1919, in Trumann. He was the son of Cleve and Ella Allen, pioneers of Trumann. He served in the Navy during World War II. In 1944 he and his wife moved to California, where he began work in the film studios. He worked as a set director on such shows as Mr. Ed, the Ghost and Mrs. Muier, the Monroes and MASH. He retired to Bullhead City, Ariz., in 1986.
He is survived by his brother, C.H. Allen, and his wife, Azalee, of Cherokee Village; his daughter, Karen Gentz and her husband, Rick, of Bullhead City, Ariz; his son, Barry Allen of Bullhead City; his granddaughter, Stephanie Wells and her husband, Chuck, of Castaic, Calif; three great-grandchildren, David, Siena and Gabrielle Wells. He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.
He was interred at Desert Lawn in Mohave Valley, Ariz., next to his wife, Izez, who died three years earlier.
Lasting memorials can be sent to the No-Kill Shelter being built by the Ruff Organization to: Ruff, P.O. Box 19587, Golden Valley, AZ 86413.
DruElla Fisher, 89, of Jonesboro died Friday, April 30, 2004 at St. Bernard's Medical Center.
Kelly Leroy Benson
Kelly Leroy Benson, 45, of Harrisburg died Sunday, May 2, 2004 at his residence.
Verna Catherine Blansett
Verna Catherine Blansett, 77, of Caraway died Friday, April 30, 2004 at the family residence.
Janis Lynn Gammon
Funeral services for Janis Lynn Gammon, 52, of Trumann, who died Monday, May 10, 2004 at her residence, were Wednesday, May 12 in the chapel of Thompson Funeral Home of Trumann.
The Rev. Allen Akin officiated, and burial followed in Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Phillip Miley, Van Chandler, Harvey Gean Faircloth, Chuck Lemmon and Aaron Jackson.
Honorary pallbearers were include Jasen Miley, Scott Faircloth and Phillip Palmer.
Marvin Edward Ladd
Marvin Edward Ladd, 86, formerly of Trumann died May 6, 2004 at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville, Kentucky.
He was born June 25, 1917 in Monette. He was a deacon, a member of the First Baptist Churchin Providence, a Jaycee, a member of the American Disabled Veterans Society, a World War II veteran and a city councilman. He worked for the state highway department and was an antique dealer. He lost both legs in World War II.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ladd and a brother, Earl Ladd.
He is survived by one daughter, Nancy Ladd Zachem of Lexington, Ky.; one brother, H.A. Ladd of Turlock, Calif.; one sister, Eula Clem of Trumann; his caregiver, Janice Teague of Providence, Ky.; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Sunday May 9 at Townsend-Jones Funeral Home. Burial was in Christian Church Cemetery in Providence. Military rites were performed at the cemetery.
Pallbearers were Eddie Wayne Clem, Doyle Clem, A.J. Clem, Mark Zachem, Bill Woodard and Rick Guizzio.
Vernon Ladell Owens
Funeral services for Vernon Ladell Owens Sr., 72, of Trumann, who died Thursday, May 13, 2004 at Regional Medical Center of NEA in Jonesboro, were Sunday, May 16 at the McCormick Baptist Church near Trumann, with the Rev. Jim Frazier and Rev. Rick Kimery officiating.
Burial followed in Pine Hill Cemetery in Jonesboro under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home of Trumann.
Active pallbearers were Stephen Martin, Aaron Rich-ardson, Michael Spurbeck, Jason Martin, Nicholas Owens, Danny Owens, Donnie Guffey and Raymond Guffey.
Honorary pallbearers were the men of McCormick Baptist Church.
Emmett Dale Pankey
Emmett Dale Pankey, 53, of Trumann died Tuesday, May 11, 2004 from injuries he suffered in a bus accident near Trumann.
He was born in Jonesboro and was a lifetime resident of Trumann. He owned and operated a janitorial service and was a bus driver for Trumann Public Schools. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Trumann.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Ann Pankey of Trumann; two sons, Christopher Dale Pankey and Zachary Aaren Pankey, both of Trumann; one stepdaughter, Misty Carpenter of Bay; one stepson, Anthony Dickens of Harrisburg; one sister, Susan Fagan of Hardy; one brother, Charles Douglas Pankey of Trumann; one grandson, Jeremy Dale Pankey of Trumann; and three stepgrandchildren.
Funeral services were Friday, May 14 at First Baptist Church in Trumann, with Dr. Tad Rogers and the Rev. Jamison May officiating. Burial followed in Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Dr. Kemp Childs, Robby Cook, Jackie Richardson, David Sloan, Jonathan Watson and Lee Watson.
Honorary pallbearers were James Baker, Nick Garrett, Charles Griffin and Jerry Hollihan.
Ruby Mae Green
Ruby Mae Green, 50, of Jonesboro died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004 at NEA Medical Center.
Born in Lepanto, she had lived most of her life in Trumann before moving to Jonesboro two years ago and was a former employee of the Baldwin Piano Co. in Trumann.
Survivors include a daughter, Tracy Green of Jonesboro; a son, Derrick Green of Trumann; four sisters, Cordelia Franks and Mary Peridore, both of Lepanto, Betty Lucas of Tyronza and Ruth Beeks of Davenport, Iowa; four brothers, Bobby McClain, Timmy McClain and Robert McClain, all of Marked Tree, and Ricky McClain of Lepanto; and two grandchildren, Richard Hunter Green and Dylan Scott Brogdon, both of Jonesboro.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Lura Austin McClain.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of Thompson Funeral Home in Trumann. Burial followed in Marked Tree Cemetery.
Pallbearers included Ronald Lucas, Randy Lucas, Jason McClain, Michael Brewer, Brian McClain and David Franks.
Sylvia Dexter McMahan
Sylvia Dexter McMahan, 89, of Trumann, died Friday, Oct. 8, 2004 at St. Bernard's Medical Center.
Mrs. McMahan was born in Miss. and had lived most of her lifetime in Trumann. She was a retired nurse for Rose Care Nursing Center and a member of Maple Grove Baptist Church. Mrs. McMahan was preceded in death by her husband, Van McMahan in 1969; one granddaughter; two sisters; two brother and was the daughter of the late Fred and Louella Province Dexter.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Thompson Funeral Home in Trumann with Dr. Jim Shaw officiating. Burial followed at Nettleton Cemetery.
Pallbearers included Paul Nichols, Christopher Sparks, David Moore, Charles Deloach, Robin Bishop and Todd McMahan.