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Poinsett County, Arkansas Obituary and Death Notices Collection

Poinsett County, Arkansas Obituary Collection - 5

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Date: Sunday, 16 May 2010, at 1:03 a.m.

Rev. Wesley Lynn Greer
Rev. Wesley Lynn Greer of Trumann passed away January 20, 2003, at Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, due to natural causes. He was 32 years old.
Rev. Greer was born on May 5, 1970, in Lepanto, Ark., and had lived in Trumann for the past four years and was formerly of Harrisburg. He was a minister for the Trumann Living Water Ministries. Rev. Greer was preceded in death by his father, Wesley Odell Greer.
Rev. Greer is survived by his wife, Mrs. Angela Cox Greer of the home; one daughter Lindsey Brooke Greer of Harrisburg; two step-daughters, Shalini Cox of the home and Alexis Cox of Paragould, Ark.; mother and step-father, Mary Jo and Carl Thompson of Trumann; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Starling of Jonesboro and Mrs. Dena White of Vandale, Ark.; one brother, Joey Greer of Trumann.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan 22, in the chapel of Thompson Funeral Home in Trumann with Rev. Dwight Cunningham officiating. The burial followed at Bay Village Cemetery in Bay Village, Ark.

Fern A. Lang
Mrs. Fern A. Lang of Trumann, died January 25, 2003, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark., of natural causes. She was 75 years old.
Mrs. Lang was born in Louisiana and had lived in Trumann for the past 11 months and was formerly of Little Rock. She was a retired executive assistant for the Pulaski County Council and of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her parents, Looney and Bertha Heath Adcock, two sisters and two brothers.
Survivors include Mrs. Lang's three daughters, Mrs. Susan Gossett of Trumann, Mrs. Cristi Naramore of Benton, Ark., and Mrs. Lisa Tresslar of Easton, Penn.; one son, Randy Lang of Edison, NJ; seven grandchildren and one great-grandson.
A memorial service was held Monday, January 27, in the chapel of Thompson Funeral Home in Trumann with Dr. Tad Rogers officiating.
Those wishing to make donations are encouraged to make their donations in the name of Mrs. Lang to the First Baptist Church building fund.

Stephen Adams
Mr. Stephan Lynn "Stevie" Adams passed away August 2, 2003, at the family residence in Trumann from natural causes. He was 48 years old.
Mr. Adams was born in Jonesboro, Ark., on September 24, 1954, and was a lifetime resident of Trumann. He was a construction worker for A State Paving Company and member of the Viva Drive Church of Christ.
Funeral services were held Monday, August 4, 2003, in the chapel of Thompson Funeral Home in Trumann with Bill Willard and Joe Spangler officiating. The burial followed at the Pine Log Cemetery in Brookland, Ark.
Active pallbearers were Kenny Martin, Aaron Fults, Bobby Foster , Dan Goodman, Roger McHalffey Jonathan Bobbitt, Robert Bufford, James Evans, Sr. and Mike Champlin. Honorary pallbearers were Fishing and Hunting Buddies and the Stream Team.

Lavada Black
Lavada Frances Black, 70, was born Sept. 29, 1930 and died Sunday July 29, 2001 at Regional Medical Center of NEA in Jonesboro of natural causes.
Black was born in Trumann and had lived most of her lifetime in Bay. She was a homemaker and member of the First Baptist Church in Bay. She was preceeded in death by one brother, Lindy Black in 1966 and was the daughter of the late Henry James and Ethel Margarett Morris Black.
She is survived by brother Aubrey Black of Bay.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 10 at the First Baptist Church in Bay with Rev. Bill Passmore officiating. Burial will be at the Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation was Tuesday evening.

James Oliver Holt
Mr. James Oliver Holt, 81, was born July 14, 1920 and died Tuesday afternoon September 25, 2001 at the Regional Medical Center of NEA in Jonesboro of natural causes. Mr. Holt was bron in Athens, Ala., and had lived in Jonesboro for the past 20 years and was formerly of Trumann and Flint, Mich. He was a retired auto inspector and member of the Apt Full Gospel Church in Jonesboro. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Edna L. Holt, and one son, James H. Holt and was the son of the late Tommy and Earline Roberts Holt. He is survived by his wife: Mae Holt of the home; five daughters: Ann Stevens of Jonesboro, Betty McCallister of Jonesboro, Vera Parnell of Jonesboro, Charline Albrough of Joneboro, Patricia Baker of Jonesboro; three sons: Tommy Holt of Jonesboro, Robert Holt of Jonesboro, and Darrell Holt of Biloxi, Miss.; four sisters Shirley Moore of Jonesboro, Dorothy Smith of Jonesboro, Geraldine Escue of Jonesboro, and Christine Delk of Jonesboro; and four brothers : Harce Holt of Jonesboro, Donald Holt of Raleigh, N.C. Leonard Holt of Lake City, Ark., and Avery Holt of Acron, Ohio. Also surviving him are 23 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren. Visitation was held friday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home of Trumann. The funeral was held Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m. at the Apt Full Gospel Church in Jonesboro and the burial was in Pine Log Cemetery. The family asked that memorials be sent to Apt Full Gospel Church, P.O. Box 2053 in Jonesboro, Ark. 72402.

Shirley Roberta Harrelson Thornton
Shirley Roberta Harrelson Thornton, 55, of Waldenburg died Saturday June 22, at Saint Bernard Medical Center.
She lived in the Weiner, Fisher and Waldenburg area all of her life.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Boyce Eugene Thornton, her parents, Bert and Elsie Harrelson and three brothers, Clemon Harrelson, Carol Harrelson and Bobby Harrelson.
She is survived by one son Kenneth Gunter of Trumann, one daughter, Linda Stevenson of Jonesboro, two brothers, Clarence Harrelson of Fort Worth, Tex., and C.F. Harrelson of Denver, Col., one sister, Wanda Simmons of Rochester, New York, and four grandchildren, Gunter Stevenson and Molly Stevenson both of Jonesboro and Justin McGowan and Megan McGowan both of Trumann.
Visitation was Monday June 24, at Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home in Weiner. Funeral services were held Tuesday June 25, at Roller-Farmers Union Chapel with Bro. Kenny Guy McMahan officiating. Interment followed at Fisher Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were J.R. Laden, Ronnie Strange, Joe Sitzer, Larry Taylor, Robbie Rouse and David Paul Stevenson.
Honorary Pallbearers were Ray Bell, Greg Kelly, Bud Sutton, Sye Phillips, Roy Wiles, George Siddons and Roy Jack Strange.
Anyone wishing to leave a lasting memorial may consider St. Judes Children's Hospital in Memphis.

Dovie A. Hand
Mrs. Dovie A. Hand of Harrisburg passed away Jan. 20, 2003. She was 97 years old.
Mrs. Hand was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Trumann.
Survivors include Mrs. Hand's four daughters, Monica Crow of Sullivan, Mo., Dorothy Helton of Trumann, Gail McIntare of Mountain View, Ark., and Amanda Muse of Harrisburg; one brother, Verdie Parker of Tupelo, Miss.; 23 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, and 15 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. Hand were held Thursday, Jan. 23, at Roller-Citizens Home Chapel in West Memphis and the burial followed at Marked Tree Cemetery in Marked Tree.

Lee Thomas Smith
Mr. Lee Thomas "L.T." Smith died July 29, 2003, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro from natural causes. He was 79 years old.
Mr. Smith was born in Weona, Ark., and had lived in the Trumann area before moving to Memphis, Tenn., in 1967 and moved back to Trumann in 1996. He was retired from Fred's Dollar Store and was the manager of Fred's Dollar Store in Trumann before moving to Memphis. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and member of the Melton Ave. Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Ester Thorne Smith.
Survivors include Mr. Smith's wife, Mrs. Hazel Presley Smith of the home; three sons, Paul Smith of Trumann, Gary Smith of Memphis, Tenn., and Phillip Smith of Memphis, Tenn.; three sisters, Mrs. Retha Oldman of Marked Tree, Ark., Mrs. Readie Brooks of Trumann, Mrs. Geraldine Glidewell of Trumann; brother, Cecil Smith of Trumann; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Thursday, July 31, in the chapel of Thompson Funeral Home in Trumann with Landon Hope, Nolan Glover and Ronnie Benson officiating. A private burial followed at Memorial Park Cemetery in Memphis, Tenn.
Pallbearers were Dennis Penter, Jackie Teague, Orville Martin, Donald Presley, Buford Presley and George Presley.

Tommy Gene Davis
Tommy Gene Davis, 46, of Trumann died Sept. 21, 2003, at the family residence due to natural causes. Mr. Davis was born in Jonesboro and was a lifetime resident of Trumann. He was a truck driver and a member of Central Baptist Church in Trumann. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Monica Tiner of Lake City; two grandchildren, Mor Tiner and Slaton Tiner, both of Lake City; parents, Vernon and Rosemary Davis of Trumann; two sisters, Mrs. Roseann Hatcher and Mrs. Shelia Coke, both of Trumann, one brother, Timmy Davis of Trumann; and grandmother, Mrs. Minnie Davis of Trumann. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Sept. 22, in the chapel of Thompson Funeral Home in Trumann with Bro. Bill Maxwell officiating. The burial followed at Unity Cemetery in Jonesboro. Active pallbearers were Randy Hare, Mike Watson, Larry Smith, Frankie Chaffin, Gerald Bailey and Donald Hooker. Honorary pallbearers were Chris Pillow, Jerry Hunt, Bobby Hare and Zach Davis.

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