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Ruby Camp - May 3, 2018

Ruby Chesney Camp went to her heavenly home on Thursday, May 3, 2018. Ruby was born to the late Luther B. and Cora Coleman Chesney on June 27, 1935 in Dardanelle, Arkansas. She was the baby of ten children. She married Coy W. Camp on May 8, 1952 at Sherrill, Arkansas. To them were born four children. Ruby was first a great godly lady, a wife, mother and grandmother. She walked through life beside her life partner as he served 20 years as a...

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Kenneth Bassett - April 29, 2018

Kenneth Paul Bassett, 83, of Blytheville, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2018 at St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Kenneth was born to the late J.L. and Lattie (Kirk) Bassett. He was a retired Lieutenant and firearms instructor for Arkansas Department of Corrections and was a reserve Sheriff's deputy for over 20 years. Kenneth served his country with honor in the United States Army. Kenneth attended h.i.s. ministries and was a...

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Melvadeen Friday - April 24, 2018

Melvadeen Friday, 88, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 in Palm Harbor Florida. She was born in North Little Rock, Arkansas to Walter and Bertha (Sorrells) Talbert. She was married to Wayne Friday, her high school sweetheart and the love of her life, for 62 years. She and Wayne owned and operated Gail's Hallmark in Blytheville for many years. Melvadeen was a member of First Baptist Church in Blytheville for 55 years...

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John L. Mitchell - April 20, 2018

John L. Mitchell, 68, of Blytheville, passed from this life on Friday, April 20, 2018 at his home. John was born in Blytheville to James and Sadie Tarpy Mitchell. John was the former jeweler of Treasure Jeweler and was of the Catholic faith. John served his country with honor in the United States Marine Corp. during the Vietnam War and was a member of the American Legion Post 33 and the VFW. John loved gardening and would grow a vegetable...

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Mildred Aycock - April 18, 2018

Mildred Aycock, 84, of Athens, Tennessee and formerly of Blytheville, passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at her home in Tennessee. Mildred was born in Dover, Arkansas to Blaine and Cleo Turney. She was a homemaker and a member of Decatur Church of God in Decatur, Tennessee. She loved to quilt, crochet and be outside working in her garden. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Binford; her parents; a son, Ricky Aycock; one...

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Virple Walker - April 17, 2018

Virple Walker, 94, of Blytheville, passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Heritage Square Nursing Home in Blytheville. Virple was born in Scotts Hill, Tennessee to Jesse B. and Maybell Moody Smith. She was an Avon representative for over 40 years and a charter member of Trinity Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest; her parents; two brothers, Floyd and Gurthue Smith; a sister, Helen Persful; and a grandson, Cody...

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William "Pete" Peterson - April 16, 2018

William Everett "Pete" Peterson, 91, of Blytheville, passed away Monday, April 16, 2018 in Collierville, Tennessee. Pete was born in Blytheville to Aaron and Laura Webb Peterson. He was a retired bookkeeper for Ark-Mo Power and a member of First United Methodist Church. He served his country with honor in the United States Army during World War II. Pete loved big band music, reading and traveling. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty;...

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Bill Marshall - April 13, 2018

Bill Marshall, 86, of Blytheville, passed away Friday, April 13, 2018 at his home. Bill was born in Moark, Arkansas to James and Anna Elder Marshall. He was a retired railroad engineer with St. Louis Terminal and Chicago Northwestern. Bill was a Mason and a Shriner, the past Master of Maplewood Lodge #264 and was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. Bill enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was a history buff...

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Carol Richardson - April 9, 2018

Carol Sipes Richarson, 71, lost her battle with cancer Monday, April 9, 2018 at Gosnell Therapy and Living. Carol was born in Blytheville to Arzo and Mary McGill Sipes. She lived and worked on the family farm for many years. She loved all animals especially her cats. She loved to be outdoors taking care of her flowers and lawn. Prior to her husband's death, she worked along his side for many years building homes. She was preceded in death by...

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Leroy Richardson - April 8, 2018

Leroy Richardson, 80, of Blytheville, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2018 at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro. Leroy was born in Blytheville to T.J. and Theda Wright Richardson. He was the retired director of Mississippi County Social Services and the owner of Richardson Tax Service. He was a lifelong area resident and a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. Leroy was an avid Razorback fan and collected depression glass, coins, and antiques of any...

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Frances Jackson - April 2, 2018

Frances Slayton Jackson, 82, of Blytheville, passed away Monday, April 2, 2018 at her home. Frances was born in Manila to Burley and Viola (Shedd) Slayton. In 1957, she joined First United Methodist Church and was a member for over 61 years. Frances was the Organist Emerita for the church for 45 years before retiring. She also worked at the New York Store. Frances enjoyed music and playing the organ and piano, playing with her grandchildren and...

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Dennis Davis - April 1, 2018

Dennis Lee Davis, 60, of Steele, Missouri, passed away Sunday, April 1, 2018 at his home. Dennis was born in Blytheville to Robert Earl and Gail (Rhodes) Davis. He was a farmer and a member of First Baptist Church in Blytheville. Dennis enjoyed hunting and was a member of Big Head Hunt Club. He loved spending time at the lake with his family and friends. Dennis leaves his wife, Tammy Nowlin Davis of the home; his parents, Robert Earl and Gail...

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James I Williams - March 30, 2018

James I. Williams, 66, passed away Friday, March 30, 2018 at his home in Blytheville. James was born in Columbus, OH and raised in Ringgold, LA to Lewis and Marilyn Miller Williams. Better known as Jungle Jim, he was recently retired from Systems Contracting of Blytheville. Veteran of the US Air Force, Mr. Williams was stationed in Blytheville in the early 70s. He was known locally for his artwork that can be seen all over Blytheville. Some...

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S.D. Bray - March 29, 2018

S.D. Bray, 92, of Blytheville, passed away Thursday, March 29, 2018. S.D. was born in Holland, Missouri to Roy and Alice McDowell Bray. He met his wife of 68 years, Bobbie Whittle, on a blind date. He was a retired foreman and safety director for Ark-Mo Power Company and Entergy, and was a member of the First Baptist Church. He served his country with honor in the United States Army during World War II and was a Purple Heart recipient. S.D. was...

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James "Jimmy" Smith - March 27, 2018

Mr. James A. (Jimmy) Smith, 75, of Blytheville, peacefully passed Tuesday, March 27th at Methodist Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Born in Dell, Arkansas, the son of C. A. and Juanita Smith, he was a lifelong resident of Mississippi County and had lived most of his life in Blytheville. He was married to his high school sweetheart, Carolyn Smith, for 26 years and they had 2 daughters during their marriage. He worked at Terra Chemical in...

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Kay Williamson - March 26, 2018

Kay Palmer Williamson, 70, of Memphis, Tennessee, died March 26, 2018 at Baptist Hospital of complications from pneumonia. Kay was born in Little Rock, Arkansas to Robert E. and Dorothy H. Palmer, but was raised in Holly Grove. She was a retired school teacher and an executive assistant. She was a member of Church of the Holy Communion in Memphis. Kay loved to read and spend time with her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband...

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Zayden James Dearen - March 23, 2018

Zayden James Dearen, 21 day old son of Zach and Aimsley Dearen, passed away Friday, March 23, 2018 at LeBonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Jim and Ruby Rucker, Doug Dearen, and Becky McFall. Zayden leaves his parents, Zach and Aimsley Atchley Dearen of Manila; grandparents, Paul and Darla Atchley of Blytheville, Sandra and Danny Wells of Manila, Jimmy Rucker of Manila, Erbie...

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D'Andrea Newman - March 16, 2018

D'Andrea Marie "Mary" Newman, 69, of El Lago, Texas, passed way Friday, March 16, 2018 at Spanish Meadows Nursing Home in Katy, Texas. D'Andrea was born in Honolulu, Hawaii to Edward and D'Andrea Schwartz and was of the Episcopal faith. She loved to read and loved her two cocker spaniels, Taffy and Cookie. She was preceded in death by her parents. D'Andrea leaves her husband, Franklin L. Newman of the home; two children, Laura Newman and...

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Marguerite Brownlee - March 15, 2018

Marguerite Simmons Brownlee, age 95 of Dell, passed away on March 15, 2018 at Hospice House in Jonesboro, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her spouse, Dallas Hugh Brownlee, and her parents Rettie Lee (McDaniel) and Virgil Samuel Simmons. For the past two years she had enjoyed living at Morningside Assisted Living in Jonesboro. Funeral services will be held Monday, March 19 at 2:00 pm at Cobb Funeral Home, 603 West Main Street,...

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Earl Knipple - March 14, 2018

Robert Earl Knipple, 90, of Piggott, passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at Piggott Community Hospital. Earl was born in Blytheville to C.W. and Norene (Evans) Knipple. He was retired from Ferrell Gas Company and was a retired firefighter with Blytheville Fire Department. Earl was a lifelong resident of Blytheville until moving to Piggott three years ago. Before moving to Piggott, he was a member of Fairview Baptist Church and First Church of...

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Virgil Shepherd - March 14, 2018

Virgil Wyley Shepherd II passed away on March 14th 2018. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 63 years, Janet (Roberts) Shepherd. His firm belief in God and his unwavering devotion to family gave him peace as he began his journey to heaven. He was blessed with two sons, Virgil Wyley Shepherd III married to Mary (Mahanor) Shepherd and Christopher Lynn Shepherd married to Carolyn (Bowers) Shepherd. Virgil was also gifted with five grandchildren,...

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Marc Anthony "Tony" Connealy - March 10, 2018

Marc Anthony "Tony" Connealy, 63, of Blytheville, passed away Saturday, March 10, 2018 at his home. Tony was born in Bay Town, Texas to Michael and Frankie Fleeman. He was a well-known business man in the Blytheville community. He was the former owner and operator of Tony's Express, a licensed real estate agent and property manager of Connealy Rentals. Tony attended Bethany Baptist Church and loved to cook and fish. Tony leaves his daughter,...

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James Edward "Jim" Lomax - March 5, 2018

Mr. James Edward "Jim" Lomax, age 92 of Azle, Texas and formerly of Blytheville, passed from this life on Monday, March 5, 2018 in Azle, Texas. Jim was a Blytheville resident most of his life until the last few years after relocating to Azle to be close to family.. Born in Paulding, Missouri to William Andrew and Effie Hendrixson Lomax Jim was the last surviving child of 12 children. Preceding Jim in death was 3 brothers, Orville Lomax, W. A....

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George Humphrey - March 3, 2018

George Hunter Humphrey, 68, of Blytheville, passed away Saturday, March 3, 2018 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. George was born in Abingdon, Virginia to Newell and Nancy (Graham) Humphrey. He was retired from Lowes and a member of First Presbyterian Church. George loved to sing gospel music and in the church choir. He loved doing yard work and working with any kind of tools. George was a comical person and would always try to help...

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Daisy Payne - February 28, 2018

Daisy Ann Payne, 79, of Hernando, Mississippi and formerly of Blytheville, passed away Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at Methodist Hospital in Olive Branch, Mississippi. Daisy was born in Blytheville to Mayo and Dorothy McDermott and was a member of Main and 13th Street Church of Christ. Daisy loved children and was the owner/operator of Payne's Daycare and Kindergarten. For many years, she volunteered in the Blytheville community and she was...

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