Ronald H. "Tex" Smith
Ronald H. "Tex" Smith, 59, of Trumann died Thursday, Aug. 12, 2004 at his home.
He was born at Weona and had lived most of his life in Trumann. He was a meat cutter for Price Chopper and was of the Pentecostal faith.
Survivors include two daughters, Veronica Charlene Gross of Memphis and Autumn Leef Camper of West Memphis; two sisters, Majanet McBurnett of North Little Rock and Manzanita Hickman of Ypsilanti, Mich.; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charley A. and Frances Elizabeth Nichols Smith; one sister; and two brothers.
Burial will be private and there will be no visitation.
Vivian Grace Hollis
Vivian Grace Hollis, 84, of Trumann died Monday, Aug. 9, 2004 at St. Bernard's Medical Center.
Born in Duck Hill, Miss., she had lived in Trumann for 50 years and was a retired elementary teacher at Trumann. She was a Baptist.
Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Ann Marler of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; five sisters, Lucille Phonka of Woodlawn, Ill., Lois Conner of Memphis, Ollivette Stock of Lakeview and Alice Collins and Betty Collins, both of Kansas City, Mo.; two brothers, Andrew Taylor of Washington and Bark Taylor of Bald Knob; three grandchildren, John Marler of Hollywood, Calif., Bob Marler of Poplar Bluff and Adrian Abell of Victorville, Calif.; and one great-grandson.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Hollis; a daughter, Karen Kay Bossart; two sisters; and two brothers.
Funeral services were Friday, August 13 in the chapel of Gregg Funeral Home in Jonesboro, with Dr. Jim B. Shaw and Glenda Anderson officiating. Burial followed in Nettleton Cemetery.
The men of Maple Grove Baptist Church in Trumann served as pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to the Maple Grove Baptist Church library.
Charles Nix Sr.
Charles Nix Sr., 75, of Harrisburg died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004 at St. Bernard's Medical Center.
Born at Harrisburg, he was a farmer, a carpenter and a member of Pleasant Valley Methodist Church in Harrisburg.
Survivors include his wife, Wilma Nix of the home; two sons, Charles D. Nix of Harrisburg and Gary R. Nix of North Little Rock; a brother, G.W. Nix Jr. of Jonesboro; two sisters, Berneda Heeb of Harrisburg and Mattie Redd of Memphis; and two grandchildren, Mark Nix and Kyle Nix.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George W. Sr. and Gussie Jane Shockley Nix, and a sister, Alma Nix.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday at Weston Funeral Service chapel in Harrisburg, with the Rev. Tom Sullinger officiating. Burial followed in Harrisburg Memorial Park Cemetery.
Active pallbearers included Jimmy Heeb, Randy Jones, John Hodge, Gerald Nix, Tommy Bartholomew and Steve Jones.
Honorary pallbearers included Bobby Smith, Nolan Norris, Jackie Prince, Jess Murray Sr., Harold Rice and Tony Heeb.
Alma Willean Holt
Alma Willean Holt, 69, of Bay died Thursday, Aug. 19, 2004 at her home.
Born in Buena Vista, Tenn., she moved to Bay at the age of 3 and lived most of her life there. She graduated from Bay High School and was retired from Jonesboro City Water and Light, where she worked for 41 years as a credit manager until 1995.
She was a member of the Broadway Avenue Missionary Baptist Church, serving as a treasurer and pianist.
Survivors include her husband, Joe Holt of the home; a daughter, Tracey McMasters of Bay; a sister, Juanita Skaggs of Ash Flat; and a granddaughter, Hayley Morgan Overbay of Jonesboro.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Valerie Jo Holt Overbay, and her parents, Otis and Sallie Elkins.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Emerson Funeral Home's Memorial Chapel, with Michael Willard and Joel McMasters officiating. Burial followed at Jonesboro Memorial Park.
Active pallbearers included Brett Scott, Michael Ashlock, Brandy Scott, Barry Skaggs, Curtis Farmer and Scott Rush.
Honorary pallbearers included Mickey Bridger, former and current employees of Jonesboro City, Water and Light; and employees of the ASU Information Technology Department.
Neva Sue White Reeves
Neva Sue White Reeves, 75, of Harrisburg died Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004 at St. Bernard's Medical Center.
Born at Scott's Hill, Tenn., she lived most of her life in Harrisburg and was an active member of the Shiloh Baptist Church near Harrisburg, where she had taught Sunday school. She was a retired custodial supervisor for the George Jackson Mental Health Center.
Survivors include four sons, Dale White and Dennis White, both of Harrisburg, Doyle White of Marion and Danny White of Desoto, Mo.; three sisters, Linda Jennings of Harrisburg, Rhonda Britnell of Heber Springs and Peggy King of Collierville, Tenn.; a brother, Herbert Goff of Harrisburg; 10 grandchildren, Denis White, Colissa Freeman, Jennifer Wilson, Justina Wilson, Jason White, Elizabeth White, Jessica White, Jayme White, Courtney Holmes and Adam Holmes; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Weston Funeral Service of Harrisburg, with the Rev. Frank Hillis and the Rev. Greg Leatherwood officiating. Burial followed at Farm Hill Cemetery near Harrisburg.
Active pallbearers were Stephen Jennings, Kyle Leatherwood, Denis White, Eric Cravens, Terry Pierce and Mike Griffin.
Honorary pallbearers included J.C. Smith, H.D. Morgan, Teddy Ford, P.W. Marshall, Danny White, Rodger Patterson, Kenny Wilson and Allen Oldman.
Hugh L. Short
Hugh L. Short, 77, of Trumann died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2004 at St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center in Little Rock.
Born in Clarksdale, he lived most of his life in Trumann. He was retired from the Singer Co. and Delta Wood Products, both in Trumann, and was a member of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Survivors include his wife, Vernice Owens Short of the home; one son, Ricky Short of Trumann; two daughters, Barbara Short of the home and Mary Reedy of Trumann; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son, Terry Short; his parents, Richard and Beulah Simpson Short; one brother, one granddaughter; and one great-granddaughter.
Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Thompson Funeral Home in Trumann. James Veal and Lynn Vinson will officiate and burial followed in Nettleton Cemetery at Jonesboro.
Pallbearers were Darnell Dickerson, Jimmy Dodd, Mark Lawrence, Hubert Raney, John Richards and Nicky Rhoads.
Phillip Nelson Waters, Sr.
Funeral services for Phillip Nelson Waters Sr., 48, of Harrisburg, who died Friday, Aug. 20, 2004 at his home, were held at 10 a.m. Monday at Weston Funeral Service of Harrisburg.
The Rev. Frank Hillis, the Rev. Greg Leatherwood and the Rev. John Lindsey officiated. Burial followed in Harrisburg Memorial Park Cemetery.
Active pallbearers included Danny Wessner, Bryan Barley, Phillip Waters Jr., Byron Mitleff, Mark Miles and David Miles.
Honorary pallbearers were Barry Mitleff, Sidney Reese, Randall Mitleff, Dustin Weeks, Eddie Churchwell, Nathaniel Elliot and James Casalman.
Born in Jonesboro, he was a lifelong resident of Poinsett County. A carpenter by trade, he was a member of the Shiloh Baptist Church near Harrisburg.
Survivors include his wife, Lisa Mitleff Waters of the home; two sons, Phillip Nelson Waters Jr. and Dalton Layne Waters, both of Harrisburg; his mother, Mabel Waters of Harrisburg; five sisters, Yvonne Adams, Donna Miles, Kaye Heeb and Eugonda Parnell, all of Harrisburg, and Malissa Gross of Trumann; a brother, Jimmy Waters of Harrisburg; and three grandchildren, Emileigh Waters, Katie-Beth Waters and Baylee Waters.
He was preceded in death by his father, Henry Nelson Waters; two brothers; and a sister.