John R. Lowery
Funeral services for John R. Lowery, 51, of Trumann, who died Friday, May 21, 2004 at his home, were Tuesday, May 25 at the University Baptist Church, with the Rev. Paul Hale officiating. Burial followed in the Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery in Jonesboro under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home of Trumann.
Pallbearers were John P. Lowery, Andrew R. Lowery, Tim Cullin, Fred Burrow, Ralph Cook Sr., Ralph Cook Jr., Michael Adams and Bill Watson.
Honorary pallbearers were Butch Ellison, Jimmy Davis, Larry Norman, Raymond Graves, Charles Bowie, J.R. Davis, Jason Mahan and Don Jones.
Survivors include his wife, Paula Lowery of the home, and two sons, Andrew Lowery of Bentonville and John Paul Lowery of Trumann.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother; and one sister.
Memorials may be made to University Baptist Church, 2101 Belt St., Jonesboro 72401.
Violet T. Coke
Violet T. Coke, 83, of Harrisburg died Saturday, May 22, 2004 at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro.
Born in Poughkeepsie, she was formerly of Harrisburg and had lived in Trumann for the past four years. She was a homemaker and member of the Viva Drive Church of Christ.
Survivors include her husband, Hubert "H. C." Coke of the home; one son, Bobby Coke of Harrisburg; two daughters, Melba Coke of Trumann and Barbara Rhoads of Marion; two brothers, Olden Huckabee of Smithville and Lloyd Huckabee of Poughkeepsie; two sisters, Vera Hatfield of Gainesville and Wanda Lee Lasley of Cave City; four grandchildren, Tony Coke, Chris Coke, Terri McCullough and Brian Rhoads; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence Huckabee and Bamma Watkins Huckabee, two sisters and one grandson
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 24 at Thompson Funeral Home chapel in Trumann, with Joe Spangler officiating. A graveside service followed at 3 p.m. at Parsley Cemetery near Calamine.
Pallbearers were Chris Coke, Tony Coke, Brian Rhoads, Tommy Rhoads, Jackie Winningham and Doug Winningham.
Danelle Renee Mason
Danelle Renee Mason was born May 14, 2004. Services were held at Memorial Hill Gardens May 19, 2004 in Memphis Tenn. Survivors include her mother Tasha Reynolds of Memphis and her father Clearance Mason of Trumann; 5 brothers, CJ Mason, Devin Kirkland Mason, Desean Mason, Nicklus Bratton and Slash Ross; 4 sisters, Raven Mason, Latasha Mason, Haley Bratton, Ongilea Ross all of Trumann; Grandparents, Shawn Martinez and Tim and Lucy Carpenter all of Memphis and Bertha Mason of Trumann.
Funeral services for Helen Culbreath, 77, of Trumann, who died Friday, June 11, 2004 at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro, were Tuesday, June 15 in the chapel of Gregg Funeral Home of Jonesboro, the Rev. Joel McMasters and the Rev. Gene Hogan officiated. Burial followed in Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Tony Parnell, Matt Parnell, Scott Taylor, Charles Brewer, Lyle Kennedy and Ron Swindle.
Honorary pallbearers were Hi Hamilton, Chester McGough, Leonard Holt, Johnny Goodman, Danny Moss, Leonard Knight, Freddie Farmer, Miles Evans, Dr. Floyd A. Smith Jr. and Dr. Donald Guinn.
She was born in Trumann and had lived in Trumann and Bay all her life. She was a homemaker and member of the Elm Grove Missionary Baptist Church.
She is survived by one sister, Bertha Swindle of Trumann; one brother, E.S. Cockrum, Jr. of Jonesboro; three daughters, Lawanda Waters of Trumann, Carolyn Parnell and Joyce Brewer, both of Jonesboro; seven grandchildren, Stacey Kennedy, Tony Parnell, Scott Taylor, Matt Parnell, Chadda Brewer, Charles Brewer and Lindsey Brewer and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, M.G. Culbreath; her parents, E.S. Cockrum, Sr. and Mary Swindle Cockrum and one brother.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis 38105, or the American Heart Association, Arkansas Office, P.O. Box 1226, Little Rock 72203.
James L. "Boll Weevil" Hamilton
James L. "Boll Weevil" Hamilton, 67, of Bay passed away on June 20, 2004 at Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro of natural causes.
He was born in Lake City and had lived in Bay for the past 38 years. He was a retired electrician with Craighead Electric Co-op, 20 year retired veteran of the Bay Volunteer Fire Department and member of the Bay Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma Lee Adams Hamilton of the home; his son, Allen Edward Hamilton of Bay; three grandchildren, Seth Hamilton of Jonesboro, Wade Hamilton and Luke Hamilton both of Bay; six sisters, Marzella Benjamin of North Little Rock, Grethal Turner of Jonesboro, Annie Ransome of Jonesboro, Betty Spencer of Bay, Bobby Harrison of Jonesboro and Brittie McKinney of Rockford, Ill and Hiram J. Hamilton of Bay.
Funeral services were Wednesday, June 23 in the chapel of Thompson Funeral Home in Trumann with Bro. Joel McMasters and Bro. Marvin Rickett officiating. Burial followed at Pine Log Cemetery in Brookland.
Active pallbearers were Bruce Spencer, Paul Harrison, Eddie "Butch" Baker, Bobby Lee Baker, Mark Harrison and Eugene Adams. Honorary pallbearers were Danny Moss, Leonard Holt, Roger Blakenship, Elmo Mahan, Freddie Farmer, Dr. Floyd Smith, Dr. Michael Crawley, Johnny Goodman and Roosevelt Spencer.
Memorials can be made to the Bay Volunteer Fire Department First Responders, PO Box 13, Bay, AR 72411.
David Earl Delong
David Earl Delong of Marked Tree passed away on June 13, 2004 at the family residence of natural causes.
He was born in O'Neill, Nebraska and had lived in Marked Tree for the past three years and was formerly of Harrisburg. He was a general laborer.
He was preceded in death by his father, Earl DeLong.
He is survived by a son, Matthew Carter DeLong of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.; his mother, Ruth Carter DeLong of Trumann; two sisters, Darlene Kostyniak of Lake Villa, Ill. and Marion Clark of Addison, Ill. and three brothers, Charles DeLong of Trumann, Merle DeLong of Chicago and Cleo John DeLong of Park Ridge, Ill.
Burial is private and a memorial service will be held at a later date in Chicago.
Aurie Bell Wood
Aurie Bell Wood, 82, of Jonesville, LA. passed away on June 30, 2004 at the Columns Nursing Home in Jonesville of natural causes.
She was born in Trumann and had live din Trumann before moving to Jonesville. She was a housewife and member of the Lake Lilly Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Buford F. Wood; three brothers, Miles Cagle, Eli Cagle and Glenn Cagle and her parents, George A. and Bessie Cagle.
She is survived by two sons, Kenneth G. Wood of Harrisonburg, La. and Dennis L. Wood of Trumann; one sister, Frances Lafarlett of Trumann; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Friday July 2 at Jonesboro Memorial Park.
Pallbearers were members of the Lake Lilly Baptist Church.
Bertha Walls, 89, of Trumann passed away on Saturday, July 3, 2004 at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro of natural causes.
She was born in Lunsford and was a lifetime resident of Trumann. She was a housewife and of the Pentecostal faith.
She was preceded in death by her husband, J.C. Walls; one son, Billy Smith; two sisters; five brothers and her parents, Ed and Ethel Cartt Richardson.
She is survived by her son, Freddie Lee Walls of Trumann; two sisters, Anna Mae Russell and Lucille Ragsdale of Trumann; three grandchildren, Sue Smith, Loren Smith and Jeanette Smith and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Monday, July 5 in the chapel of Thompson Funeral Home in Trumann with Rev. Rank Hardwick officiating. Burial followed at Pine Log Cemetery in Brookland.