Noland Cole, 91, of Rockford, Ill., formerly of the Eaton community, died Monday in Rockford.
Mr. Cole's body is being returned to Walnut Ridge. The funeral is tentatively set for Tuesday, with burial in New Hope Cemetery.
Higginbotham Funeral Service will have charge of the arrangements.
Mack Thomas Cox
Mack Thomas Cox, 77, of Santa Rosa, Calif., died Jan. 21, 2006.
Born Jan. 25, 1928, in Old Walnut Ridge, he was the son of M. Frank and Ora Cox. He attended Southern Baptist College (now Williams Baptist College). He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and served in the U.S. Army Reserves for 15 years. He moved to California in 1960 to work for Rohr Corporation. He retired from Ampex in 1996 after 24 years of service. He was an active participant at Trinity Presbyterian Church in San Jose and was a member of Sons in Retirement.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Barbara Cox; three daughters, Martha Earl, Campbell, Calif., Nancy Thompson, Santa Rosa, Calif., and Beth Richter, Walnut Ridge; a sister, Catherine Ponder, Walnut Ridge; three brothers, Archie Cox, Walnut Ridge, Robert Cox, North Little Rock, and Edgar Cox, Witchita, Kan.; and five grandchildren, Brian, Kate, Katy, Emily and Justin.
A memorial service was held Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 2 p.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church. Darling Fischer Campbell Memorial Chapel of Campbell, Calif., had charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Trinity's Rose Garden Fund.
Corbett W. Lawrence
Corbett W. Lawrence, 70, of Ravenden, died Jan. 27, 2006, at his home.
Born Oct. 16, 1935, at Ravenden, he was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ, a veteran and a real estate broker.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard Lawrence, Opal Watts Lawrence Swetnam and "Babe" Swetnam.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn; a son, Frank Lawrence, Searcy; two daughters, Pamela Von Kaenel, Frinton, England, and Dawn Mills, Martinsville, Va.; a brother, Ricky Lawrence, Ravenden; a sister, Cornell Hughes, Fort Pierce, Fla.; six grandchildren, Jennifer, Matthew, Erin, Jasmine, Taylor and Larissa; and a great-grandchild.
Funeral was Monday at 1 p.m. at the Ravenden Church of Christ. Burial was in Dail Cemetery in Ravenden under the direction of Heath Funeral Home of Hardy.
Memorials may be made to the Paragould Children's Home or the American Cancer Society.
Exie Towell McEntire
Exie Towell McEntire, 92, of Walnut Ridge, died Jan. 31, 2006, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro, following a short illness.
Born Aug. 3, 1913, at Eleven Point, she was the daughter of Benjamin F. and Mary Jane Vandergriff Smith. She was a retired seamstress for the Jonathan Logan Factory and was a member of Main Street Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Lowery Towell; her second husband, Esert McEntire; a son, Sammy Towell; and a sister, Jessie Snow.
Survivors include a son, Tom Towell, Pocahontas; two sisters, Tressie Godwin and Ludean Summers, both of Walnut Ridge; three grandchildren, Jay Towell, Nancy Foust and Susan Mosley; and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be Friday at 10 a.m. in Bryan Chapel with Rob Combs officiating. Burial will be in Lawrence Memorial Park under the direction of Bryan Funeral Home.
Visitation is Thursday evening from 5 to 7.
Jade McWilliams, three-month-old daughter of Michael McWilliams and Nancy Jones of Cabot, died Jan. 26, 2006.
In addition to her parents, survivors include two sisters, Angelique Jones and Chloe McWilliams; a brother, Michael McWilliams Jr.; and her grandparents, Teresa McDougal, Jacksonville, Charles and Trixie Jones, Sherwood (formerly of Hoxie), Bill and Susie DeVries, North Little Rock, and Terry McWilliams, Mount Ida.
Funeral was Monday at 1 p.m. in the House-Gregg Chapel with Don House officiating. Burial will be in Lawrence Memorial Park under the direction of House-Gregg Funeral Home.
Devone Northcutt, 79, of Strawberry, died Jan. 29, 2006, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.
Born Oct. 29, 1926, at Saffell, she was the daughter of James Henry and Donia Richmond Huskey. She was a homemaker and a member of the Mt. Harmony Free Will Baptist Church in Saffell.
She was preceded in death by four brothers, Willie Huskey, Burl Huskey, Orville Huskey and Raymond Huskey; and two sisters, Verna Ballard and Kathleen Lewallen.
Survivors include her husband, Gilbert Northcutt; two sons, Robert Northcutt and Randall Northcutt, both of Strawberry; a brother, Monroe Huskey, Saffell; a sister, Florine Harris, Strawberry; five grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.
Funeral was Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Mt. Harmony Free Will Baptist Church with Bro. Stanley Vandergriff officiating. Burial was in Union Cemetery, near Dowdy, under the direction of Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.
Pallbearers were Jerry Ray Huskey, Rickey Huskey, Junior Huskey, Shane Watts, Steve Huskey and Eddie Ray Doyle. Honorary pallbearers were David Allen and Jerry Lee Huskey.
Rev. Allen Snearly
Rev. Allen Snearly, 82, of Highland, died Jan. 28, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville.
Born May 17, 1923, at Deer, he was the son of Alvin Olen and Alpha Nichols Snearly. He was an ordained minister of the Assemblies of God and pastored churches in Portia and Imboden before moving to Highland.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Dennis Snearly, Vernon Snearly and Fred Snearly; two sisters, Doris Richie and Thelma Williams; and four great-grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Claudine Brown Snearly, whom he married July 12, 1940; three sons, Bobby Joe Snearly, Jonesboro, and Billy Wayne Snearly and Rickey Carl Snearly, both of Cherokee Village; a daughter, Wanda Jean Langston, Cherokee Village; a brother, Wayne Snearly, Wynne; a sister, Edith Brown, Harrisburg; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral is today at 2 p.m. at the First Assembly of God in Highland with Revs. Larry Moore, Dale Hughart and Tim Turner officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery under the direction of Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.
Pallbearers will be Tony Snearly, Sam Snearly, Gabriel Snearly, Nicholas Snearly, Nathaniel Snearly, Nathan Hubbard and Michael Sullivan.
Richard Thacker, 59, of Leachville, died Jan. 26, 2006, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.
Born at Strawberry, he was a 1967 graduate of Poughkeepsie High School and had lived in the Leachville area for the past 40 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and was a supervisor at Emerson Electric in Paragould. He was of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Grace Tanner Thacker.
Survivors include his wife, Edith "Sally" Thacker; two sons, Brian Thacker and Jerry Thacker, both of Leachville; a daughter, Joany Guiltner, Monette; a brother, Harold Thacker, Boydsville; six sisters, Loveda Drury and Shirley Drury, both of Lafe, Linda Swenson, Debary, Fla., Deloris Thacker, Smithville, Dee Carter, Lake Wells, Fla., and Floreda Thacker, Paragould; and five grandchildren.
Funeral was Sunday at 2 p.m. at Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Leachville, with Rev. Terry Miller officiating. Burial was in Leachville Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Jerry Grant, Chad Carmichael, Kenny Carmichael, Ronnie Carmichael, Todd McCain and Richard Garrett.
An online guestbook is available at www.howardfuneralservice.com.
Neal Webster, 75, of Swifton, died Jan. 29, 2006, at Swifton.
He was born in Texola, Okla.
He was preceded in death by a son, Steven Michael Webster; his parents, George Archie and Odie Holt Webster; a brother and a sister.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Pennington Webster; a son, Douglas Webster, Fulton, Mo.; a daughter, Jayne Wagster, Swifton; five brothers; a sister; and four grandchildren, Eric Webster, Douglas Webster, Christopher Webster and Abbe Wagster.
Graveside service was Monday at 1:30 p.m. in Mount Zion Cemetery at Steele, Mo., with Revs. Teddy Rhea and Waymon Holt officiating.
Opal Wilkes, 87, of Jonesboro, died Jan. 31, 2006, at the Rose Skill Care Nursing Center in Jonesboro.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Wilkes Sr.; a brother, Bobby Justus; and a sister, Alta Walker.
Survivors include a son, Leroy Wilkes Jr., Jonesboro; three sisters, Donna Burch, Springdale, Rita Drane and Flonnie Kinder, both of Phoenix, Ariz.; two brothers, Thomas Justus, Springdale, and Billy Justus, Powhatan; two grandsons; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral is Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Lynn Church of Christ with Don House officiating. Burial will be in Dry Creek Cemetery at Lynn under the direction of House-Gregg Funeral Home.
Visitation is Thursday from noon until time of the service.