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Lois June Cleghorn, 76, of Paragould, passed away on Saturday, August 1, 2020. She was born August 19, 1943, to Van and Inez Hawkins.

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Donnie Ewing, 76, of Paragould, passed away on Monday, July 27, 2020. He was born July 21, 1944, to Pauline Jones. Donnie worked until retiring at L. A. Darling. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed watching black and white western movies.

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Cecil Allen Nelson, 58 of Paragould, Arkansas passed away on July 26, 2020. He was born on February 4, 1962 in Harrison, Arkansas to Buford and Lorretta Porter Nelson. He was of the Southern Baptist Faith and work for thirty-four years for the Arkansas Highway Department. He enjoyed anything…

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Nell “Tollees” Jackson, 91, of Paragould, passed away Tuesday. Tollees is the daughter of the late Dewey Pigue Sr. and Dorothy Black Pigue. She was a very active member of Griffin Memorial United Methodist Church where she enjoyed helping with the church pantry. Tollees enjoyed baking, sewin…

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Loretta Boozer, 88, of Paragould, passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2020. Loretta was born on February 20, 1932 to the late Louie Huston Holland, Sr. and Jessie Cannady Holland. She was of the Baptist faith and a member of Walcott Baptist Church. Loretta loved Southern gospel music, yard sales, …

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Patricia “Darlynda” Penn, age 58, of Paragould, passed from this life Monday, July 27, 2020, at the Greene Acres Nursing Home in Paragould. Born in Blytheville, she had been a Paragould resident since 1977. She was a former employee of Nestle and had been a longtime employee of St. Bernards …

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Glenda Faye Rutledge, 83, of Paragould, Arkansas passed away Sunday, July 26, 2020 in Paragould, Arkansas. She was born Tuesday, February 2, 1937 to Earl and Alberta Mae Hammock Adams in Maumelle, Arkansas.

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Ralph Coffel, 69, of Paragould, passed away on Monday, July 27, 2020. He was born December 9, 1950, to Lewis and Etta Coffel. Ralph enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved to hunt for arrowheads. Ralph was a Vietnam Veteran. He w…

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Carol Regina Phillips, 83 of Marmaduke, passed away on Friday July 24, 2020 at her residence. She was born on July 19, 1937 in Paragould to the late Samuel Alexander and Lydia Bell Evett Wilson. She was married to Bill Phillips on February 9, 1955 and to this union, four children were born. …

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Kimberly LaDean Brandt, 48, of Paragould, passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2020. She was born March 17, 1972, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center to Odell and Patricia Gonser. She loved doing crafting and sewing and enjoyed working in her flower garden.

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WALNUT RIDGE — Billy Ray George, 87, of Walnut Ridge, formerly of Jonesboro passed away Saturday, July 25, 2020 at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro. He was born July 23, 1933 in the Lake City area to Page and Ida Minick George. He worked for Pure Oil for five years and worked for Canal Barg…

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Alvin Ray Miller, 82, of Light, AR, died on Saturday at Five Rivers Medical in Pocahontas. Alvin was a Farmer and a member of the Stanford Baptist Church. Alvin and Betty were married for 62 years.

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Wava Jean McMillon Wilcox, aged 93, of Arkadelphia, AR formerly of Paragould, AR, died Friday July 24, 2020. She was born June 30, 1927, on a farm in the Alexander community near Paragould, the daughter of Sam and Syble Wineland McMillon.

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Cleo “Dorris” (Vaughn) Taylor, 86, of Paragould passed away July 21, 2020. Born April 13, 1934, in Metcalfe Mississippi to Leslie and Cleo Vaughn, Dorris was raised in the Monette, Arkansas area. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and a member of Gainesville chu…

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Martha Olive Caldwell, 75, of St. Charles, Missouri, passed away on July 19, 2020. She was born on May 11, 1945, to Uel and Elisabeth Olive of Union City, Tennessee. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her sister, Liz Teuton. She is survived by her husband, Robert W. Cald…

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Joy Ann Powers, 77, of Paragould, passed away Tuesday at Greene Acres Nursing Home. She is the daughter of the late Robert Earl Gramling and Mabel Roberta Gregory Gramling. The name “Joy” suited her well because she truly was a joy to everyone who knew her. Joy was a member of the Shiloh Met…

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Etta Faye Matheney, 85, of Paragould departed this life on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Etta was born on January 28, 1935 in Clay County, Arkansas to the late Archie and Martha Jane (Edwards) Kennedy.

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Bonnie Davidson, 88, of Corning passed away July 22, 2020 at General Baptist Nursing Home in Piggott.

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Reba Jean Wren Pepper Blankenship (“Jeanie” to family and friends) of Paragould, AR, fell asleep in death Sunday, July 19, 2020 at Green Acres Nursing Home, at age 75. She was born September 23, 1944 to Melvin Morgan and Rilla (Wilson) Wren in Saint Louis, MO.

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James H. Nelson, 57, passed away on Friday, July 17, 2020. He was born May 21, 1963, to Carl Stacey and Lucy Barnes. James was quick witted and always said what was on his mind. He was a fan of the Dallas Cowboys, Cincinnati Reds, and the Arkansas Razorbacks. He loved listening to Elvis Pres…

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Julia Christine “Christie” Nealy, 48, of Paragould, passed away on Monday, July 20, 2020. She was born November 19, 1971, to Robert and Brenda Anderson. Christie loved sleepovers with Piper, traveling to watch Jay play baseball, spending time with her many nieces and nephews, and playing wit…

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On Sunday, July 19, 2020, Keith Allen Clark of Beech Grove, passed away at the age of 61. Keith was born in Paragould on February 24, 1959 to William Ray and Lois (Bowden) Clark. He learned a great work ethic very early in life, working on the dairy farm and in the fields, shoulder to should…

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Willie Gene Williams, 86, of Paragould departed this life on July 19, 2020 at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. He was born on January 19, 1934 in Paragould, Arkansas to the late Willie Otis Williams and Demonra Fielder Williams.

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James Warren Balcom, 81, passed from this life at his home in Paragould, Ark., on July 12, 2020, with his beloved wife, Charlene, by his side. He was born Sept. 26, 1938, in Trumann, Ark., to Tom Lester Balcom and Eltha Pearl Lee Balcom.

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Jackie Dean Hampton, 74, of Black Rock and Paragould, Arkansas, passed away on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at StoneBridge Senior Living in Pocahontas, Arkansas. Jack was born on March 30, 1946 in Marmaduke, Arkansas, to Elvis and Violet “Eva” Hampton.

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Wilma Faye Strickland, 72, of Paragould, passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. She was born October 16, 1947, to Doris and Laverna Cox.

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Mary Margaret Smith, 80, of Paragould went to be with the Lord on Sunday July 12, 2020 at the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. Mary was born in Aurora, Illinois on February 16, 1940 to the late Square and Ida Mae Fletcher Veteto. Mary lived in Paragould her lifetime, was a home maker and a…

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Mike Herrod, 34, son of Charles and Kay Herrod passed on Thursday, July 9, 2020. He was living in Springfield, Missouri and was the manager of Food For Less grocery. Mike loved the beach, hunting, and was always ready for adventures like river rafting and camping. As a child, he lived and wo…

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Joe T. Skaggs, 87 of Paragould died Sunday at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. He was born April 29, 1933, in Greene County to Daniel and Myrl Skaggs. He was a retired Southern Baptist preacher pastoring churches in Greene County and Izard County for many years. He was also retired from Em…

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Jimmy W. Smith, 75, of Paragould, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, July 12, 2020. He was born March 6, 1945, to Ephraim and Dorothy Smith. Jim worked for Mellow Moon, Film Transit, and Coldstream Fishery. He was a member of Village Creek Church of Christ and a loving father and …

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Frances Jo Heard, age 91, passed away Friday, July 10, 2020, at AMMC in Paragould, Arkansas. She was born September 27, 1928, in Reid, Mississippi to Barney and Gertrude Hamilton. She lived in Tyronza, Arkansas, on the St. Francis River and attended school in Marked Tree, Arkansas.

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Gail Lavoughn Rutledge was 82 years old when he passed from this world to a place of joy and reunion. He was preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Iva May Rutledge of Marmaduke, his loving and devoted wife Sharon Rutledge, two brothers Gary Rutledge and Bernard Rutledge. Two sisters Ge…

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Joseph Sawyer, 62, passed away Wednesday at his residence in Marmaduke. He was born in Nortfolk, Virginia on May 18, 1958 to Norman and Mary Hadley Sawyer. Upon graduation, Joe went to work at Norfolk Shipbuilding & Dry Dock where he entered and completed a 4 year welding apprenticeship …

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Donald Ray Lacy went to be with the Lord on July 7, 2020. He was born in Rector, Arkansas on August 28, 1936 to the late Clifton and Lorene Lacy. After growing up in Arkansas, Don was a 25 year resident of St. Louis and a 40 year resident of Smiths Grove, Kentucky. He was a retired GM Autowo…

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Stanley Paul Booth, 65, of Paragould, passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2020. He was born August 30, 1954, to Van and Wanda Booth. Stan was a 1972 graduate of Marmaduke High School. He was a former owner of Booth Heating and Cooling. He was a longtime maintenance tech at Arkansas Methodist Medi…

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Samantha Lee Barnum, 47, of Paragould, passed away Thursday, July 2, 2020. She was born May 15, 1973, in Chicago, Illinois, to Dave and Cheryl Kubinski.

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Melinda Kay Reeves went to be with her Lord and Savior on June 30, 2020. She was born May 15, 1964, to J. M. and Belma Cossey. She was a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church. Melinda was a sweet, loving, and compassionate person, a blessing to all her knew her. To her family, she was a f…

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Randall Jacob Sipes was born to Eugene Deb Sipes and Ollie Mae (Tate) Sipes in Corcoran, California, on the 27th day of May 1951. He passed away at the age of 69 on June 25, 2020, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Jake was drafted in the US Army and served from 1971 to 1991. He wo…

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Karen Ann Dowler, 68, of Paragould, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2020. She was born February 10, 1952, in Bakersfield, California, to Joe and Barbara Humphrey. Karen enjoyed reading, camping, and traveling. She was a wonderful cook. Karen was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother that cher…

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Harrie Leigh Jennings Hill, 83, of Paragould, departed this life on June 30, 2020 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Harrie Leigh was born on January 17, 1937 in Caraway, Arkansas to the late Fredia Batterton Jennings and Lee Jennings.

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Terry Alvin Turner, 66, of Rector, passed away Sunday morning at his residence. He is the son of the late Charles and Gladys Layne Turner. Terry was retired from Emerson Electric, and his hobbies included hunting, fishing, and gardening. He is also preceded in death by several sisters.

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Mr. Deloy J. Lawson, 93, of Paragould, AR., passed away Friday, June 26, 2020 at home. Mr. Lawson was born in Neelyville, MO., on November 12, 1926. He retired after 49 years as a Construction Superintendent from Clay County Electric. He proudly served his country as a member of the United S…

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Dawn Lynn Wycoff, 43, passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2020. She was born May 29, 1977, to Dave and Rose Boudreau. Dawn was a very social person with a bubbly attitude and enjoyed reading anything Stephen King. She always looked forward to seeking new experiences.

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Bobby Lashley, 58 of Paragould passed from this life on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at the St. Bernard’s Medical Center. Bobby was born in Paragould, was a loving father, grandfather, son, brother and friend. He was an owner/operator truck driver throughout his life and a member of 7th and Muelle…

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Charles Kent Hampton, 55, of Paragould, passed away on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. He was born July 6, 1965, to Charles and Dorothy Hampton. Charles was a hard worker and loving father. He doted on his children and grandchildren.

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Berah Willyne Thompson Jordan, 87, of Paragould, passed away Monday at the Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House. Willyne taught school for thirty two years at the Cardwell, Piggott and Marmaduke school districts. After she retired from teaching, she became a Methodist pastor for St. Francis Me…

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James Edward Whitley, 91, of Paragould, passed away Sunday at The Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House. He was the son of the late Arthur and Geanette Ray Whitley. James is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers and two sisters.

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Paul Thomas Joiner, 88, of Paragould, passed away Thursday at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House. Paul was the son of the late John H. and Lillie Petty Joiner. He was an veteran of the United States Army. He served for twenty two years which included two tours in Vietnam. Paul later worked…

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