Della Lorene Morris, 56, died Saturday evening January 19, 2002 at the St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro of natural causes.
Mrs. Morris was born November 29, 1945 in Shelbyville, Ind. and had lived in Trumann for the past 15 years. She was an assembly worker for Parker Hannifin in Trumann and of the Baptist faith.
Her father, Edward Weaver and one brother, Paul Weaver, preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband, Larry David Morris of the home; her daughter, Yvonne (Myers) Gates of Gosport, Ind.; one son, Ricky Lee Myers of Indianapolis, Ind.; her mother, Evelyn Weaver ; one brother, Earl Weaver both of Shelbyville, Ind., and five grandchildren.
The visitation was held Tuesday evening from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home in Trumann. The funeral was held Wednesday morning, January 23, at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Thompson Funeral Home with Rev. Leon Minick officiating. The burial was held in Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery. The pallbearers include Steven Roberson, Russell Qualls, Jr., Gary Wrinkle, Larry Copeland, Tim Copeland, and Tim Copeland, Jr.
Charlene Adams, 72, of Trumann, died Wednesday morning, April 11, at the family residence in Trumann, of natural causes.
Adams was born in Trumann and lived there as a lifetime resident. She was a housewife and a member of the First Baptist Church in Trumann. She was preceded in death by her parents, Gordon and Dell Collins Morgan.
Survivors include her husband, Ernest Marlin Adams of the home; one daughter, Susan Dell Adams King of Trumann; one son, David Morgan Adams of Trumann; one brother, J.P. Morgan of West Memphis; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A funeral service was held Friday afternoon in the chapel of Thompson funeral home in Trumann, with Dr. Tad Rogers officiating. Burial followed at Oaklawn Cemetery in Jonesboro.
Active pallbearers were Dennis Morgan, Dennis Jan Morgan, Jr., Taylor Morgan, Michael Adams, Michael Adams, Jr., and Ronnie Adams. Honorary pallbearers included Bill Cook, Grant Adams, Wilburn Cole, Terrell Young, L.B. Baker and Willie Heath.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church in Trumann.
Dale Edward Birdsong, 52, died Saturday, January 5, 2002 at the family residence in Carthage, Tenn., of natural causes.
Mr. Birdsong was born February 23, 1949 in Lake City and had lived in Carthage for the past fifteen years. He was a roofer for Rackley Roofing and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bay.
Three sisters and two brothers preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Paula Gail Birdsong of the home; one son, Larry Birdsong of the home; his parents, Horace and Georgia Birdsong of Bay; one brother, Buford Birdsong of Bay; and four sisters, Wilma Webb and Anna Cope both of Jonesboro, Pat Holt of Stokesdale, N.C., and Doris Bond of Bay.
The visitation was held Tuesday evening from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home in Trumann.
The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon, January 9 at 1:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Thompson Funeral Home in Truman, with Rev. Bill Passmore officiating.
The burial was held at Philadelphia Cemetery in Jonesboro. The pallbearers include Kenny Birdsong, Bruce Birdsong, Steve Hickey, Jerry Webb, Bobby Webb, and Jerry Birdsong.
Debra Sue Lansdell, 46, died Tuesday morning, January 15, 2002 at the family residence in Jonesboro as a result of injuries she sustained in an early-morning apartment fire.
Mrs. Lansdell was born April 16, 1955 in Trumann and had lived most of her lifetime in the Jonesboro and Trumann area.
She was an employee of Magic Touch in Paragould and of the Baptist faith.
Her mother, Laura Willen Headley in 1990, one sister and one brother, preceded her in death.
Her survivors include: three sons, Billy Harmon of Jonesboro, Ricky D. Harmon of Marked Tree, and Shane Harmon of Jonesboro; her father, Vaughn W. Lansdell, Sr. of Jonesboro; three sisters, Alice Byram of Jonesboro, Barbara Campbell of Burnsville, Miss., and Susan Defries of Marmaduke; four brothers, Vaughn W. Lansdell, Jr. of Harrisburg, Leroy Lansdell of Marmaduke, James Lansdell of Lake City, and Jimmy Joe Lansdell of Jonesboro, and 2 grandchildren.
The visitation was held Thursday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home in Trumann.
The graveside services were conducted Friday afternoon, January 18 at 1:30 p.m. at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery near Jonesboro, with Rev. Frank Bufford officiating.
The active pallbearers included Gary Puryear, Paul Harmon, Tony Plunkett, Brian McClain, Rocky Kelly, and James Hubbard.
Honorary pallbearers included Terry Moody and David Bentley.
Thelma Birdsell McGowan, 85, of Trumann, died Tuesday, April 10, at Rose Care Center, in Trumann.
McGowan was born in Newport and spent most of her lifetime in Trumann. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include two sons, Vernon McGowan, Jr. of Southaven, Miss., and Edward McGowan of Trumann; two daughters, Bertha McGowan and Hazel Clem, both of Trumann; one sister, Eunice Peace of Jonesboro; two brothers, Columbus Birdsell and Raymond Erby, both of Jonesboro; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral service was held Thursday in the chapel of Gregg Funeral Home in Jonesboro, with Rev. Ron Westmoreland and R. C. Perkins officiating. Burial followed at Herman Cemetery in Jonesboro.
Pallbearers were Frank Reynolds, Adams Reynolds, Michael McGowan, Joel McGowan, Robert McGowan and W.H. Clayhung.
Memorials may be made to the First General Church, 15765 Promise Land Road, Trumann 72472.
Pauline Wigginton Brown
Pauline Wigginton Brown, 66 of Harrisburg died Sunday, Jan. 19 at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro.
She was born in Athens, Ala. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Monroe Wigginton and Lucille Davis Wigginton; her husband, Kelly Edward Brown and one brother, Bobby Lee Wigginton.
She is survived by two sisters, Jean Moss of Trumann and Ella Will Willard of Bakersfield, Calif.; three brothers, Buford Wigginton of Harrisburg, Louis Wigginton of Ferriday, La. and Oneal Wigginton of Ferriday, La.; four daughters, Betty Brand, Sheila Secrease, Kelly Eastin and Donna Brown all of Harrisburg; eight grandchildren, Kristie Harlson, Lesley Goad, Bobbie Secrease, Michael Eastin, Cody Secrease, Kelsey Eastin, Hannah Brown and Sara Secrease and five great-grandchildren, Kaley Harlson, Korey Harlson, Dalton Smith, Libby Goad and Nash Goad.
Visitation was Tuesday, Jan. 21 at Jackson's Harrisburg Funeral Home. Funeral services were Wednesday, Jan. 22 at the Jackson's Harrisburg Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Lindsey officiating. Burial followed at Harrisburg Memorial Park Cemetery.
Honorary pallbearers were Steve Moss, Mark Moss, Gary Wigginton, Greg Wigginton and Bill Molder. Active pallbearers were Jimmy Wigginton, Johnny Wigginton, Randy Wigginton, Gwen Wigginton, Dugan Harkey and Billy Caplinger.
Bobby Gene Pippinger
Mr. Bobby Gene Pippinger of Trumann, passed away January 20, 2003, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro due to natural causes. He was 69 years old.
Mr. Pippinger was born and had lived most of his lifetime in Harrisburg before moving to Trumann 10 years ago. He was a farmer and member of the Maple Grove Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Stella Smith Pippinger in 1986 and his parents, Harry Lee and Alma E. Hunt Pippinger.
Mr. Pippinger is survived by two sons, Ronnie Pippinger and Donnie Pippinger both of Harrisburg; one step-daughter, Mrs. Angela Burton of Trumann; three sisters, Mrs. Willie Jo McGirr, Mrs. Anne Peo and Mrs. Lucille Dobbins all of Trumann; two brothers, Marvin Pippinger and Danny Pippinger both of Trumann; and two grandchildren, Tyler Pippinger and Mark Pippinger both of Harrisburg.
Funeral services for Mr. Pippinger were held Wednesday in the chapel of Thompson Funeral Home in Trumann with Rev. Ricky Dobbins and Rev. Mike Henderson officiating. The burial followed at Union Grove Cemetery in Jonesboro. Mr. Pippinger's nephews served as the pallbearers.
Clarence Robert Williams, five days old, of Trumann was born July 23, 2001 and died Saturday July 28, 2001 at the Children's Hospital in Little Rock of natural causes.
Williams is survived by mother Sherry Wilson of the home, Clarence W. Williams of Trumann, sisters Brandy Wilson and Laura Williams both of Trumann, brothers Thomas Wilson of Trumann and Boddie Williams of Tyronza, grandmothers Betty Dodd and Mary Williams both of Trumann and great-grandmother Ruby Dodd of Trumann.
A graveside service was held at the Holly Springs Cemetery in Harrisburg.