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James E. Harbison

Mr. James E. Harbison of Tuckerman, Arkansas, departed this life on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at the age of 69. He was born September 3, 1945 in Tuckerman, the son of Henry and Edith (Huskey) Harbison.
Mr. Harbison was captain of the Newport Fire Department, retired after 35 years of service. He was a member of the Tuckerman Free Will Baptist Church, and a veteran of the Army National Guard. Mr. Harbison enjoyed riding motorcycles and ATVs, camping, hunting, and fishing.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter-in-law, Su Zanne Harbison; and one brother, Henry Talmadge Harbison.
Mr. Harbison is survived by his wife of 43 years, Wendy (Emery) Harbison of the home; two sons, Gregg Harbison of Kirbyville, Texas, and David Harbison of Tuckerman; one sister, Norma Pangburn and husband, Ed, of Butte, Montana; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; special nieces and nephews, Brett, Rhett, and Adriana Lowe; a host of family, and a lifetime of friends.

Friends may visit at the funeral home, Sunday, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the American Kidney Foundation.
Arrangements by Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home.

Tristan Donnel Taylor

Mr. Tristan Donnel Taylor of Tuckerman, Arkansas, departed this life on Sunday, August 23, 2015 at the age of 18. Tristan was born February 8, 1997, in Newport, the son of Jason Taylor and Samantha Grant.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, working out, playing his Play Station, and spending time with his friends. Tristan played football for Brookland High School last year, and had just started his Senior year at Jackson County School District. He was of the Baptist belief, and a member of Jacksonport Baptist Church.
Tristan was preceded in death by his father, Jason Taylor.
He is survived by his mother, Samantha Grant of Campbell Station; two brothers, Grant Taylor of Campbell Station and Lyndon Taylor of Newport; one sister, Desiree Organ of Newark; paternal grandparents, Donnie and Sue Ellen Taylor of Newport; maternal grandparents, Sharrie Grant of Newport, and Eric and Charlotte Grant of Jonesboro; two uncles, Blake Taylor of Newport, and Scott Taylor and wife, Laura, of Fayetteville; grandparents, Herman and Ermal Tinsley of Jonesboro; aunts and uncles, Shannon and Jessica Roberson, and Shaun and Carey Roberson; many aunt, uncles, other family, and many friends.
Memorial services will be 6:00 p.m. Thursday, August 27, 2015, at Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home Chapel, with visitation to follow until 8:00 p.m.

Mildred Louise Jarvis Minor

Mrs. Mildred Louise Jarvis Minor of Newport departed this life Wednesday, August 19, 2015, in Little Rock at the age of 80. She was born October 19, 1934, in Newport the daughter of Eugene Jarvis and Golda Christina (Parsley) Jarvis.
Mildred grew up in Newport and was a 1952 graduate of Newport High School. Following high school she attended the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville where she graduated with a Bachelors degree in Marketing in 1956. Mildred was a member of the Chi Omega Sorority and remained active as an alumnus of the Chi Omega sisterhood throughout her life.
On July 7, 1957, Miss Mildred Louise Jarvis married her high school sweetheart, Mr. John Minor. Together they shared fifty-eight years of life with family at the center. Mildred was room mother for all four of her children and actively supported all of their scholastic and athletic activities from their grade school years throughout their college years. The same loving support she gave to her children she also passed on to her eight grandchildren. Mildred and John travelled countless miles to be present for awards, activities, and sporting events for both their children and grandchildren.
As a young woman, Mildred lived in Dallas where she worked for a short time in retail and occasionally as a substitute teacher. Following her marriage, she became a homemaker and in the mid 1980’s began working side by side with her husband, John, as a real estate broker for John Minor Realty in Newport.
Mildred was a member of the Newport Newcomers Club and several Bridge Clubs. She was an avid reader and especially enjoyed being a member of the Jackson County Library Book Club. Mildred was an active and devoted member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church where she was a member of the Episcopal Church Women.
Mildred will forever be remembered for her kind, gracious, and genuine spirit. She truly was as beautiful inside as she was out. Mildred was loving and loyal. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. Mildred was a true lady. She will be missed by many but, none more than those who lovingly called her “Mama Mil”.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Mary Elizabeth Jarvis.
She is survived by her husband, John Minor, Sr.; her children Lynne Minor Hare and husband, Marvin, of Newport, John Minor, Jr. and wife, Deborah, of Searcy, Susan Minor and Martha Minor both of Little Rock; eight grandchildren, Anna Minor, John Minor, III, David Minor, Greg Smith, Jr., Lance Connor, Kathryn Connor, Thomas Vaughan, and Emily Vaughan. Also surviving is her sister, Dorothy Moseley and husband, Ray, of Walnut Ridge; two nephews, Clay Minor of Fayetteville and Alcorn Minor, III of San Francisco, California; one niece Leigh Minor Schlegel of Annapolis, Maryland; many cousins and a host of family and a lifetime of friends.

Memorial Service will be held Sunday, August 23, 2015, at 2:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church with Rev. Larry Burton officiating. A reception in celebration of Mildred’s life will follow in the Parish House. Private family interment will be at Walnut Grove Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 301 Hazel, Newport, Arkansas 72112, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, 1 Children’s Way, Little Rock, Arkansas 72202-3500, or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 2151, Memphis, Tennessee 38101-2151.

The Minor family wish to thank Dr. Jabez Jackson, Jr., Dr. Guilford Dudley, and all the healthcare workers who have given Mildred such wonderful care over these months.
Arrangements by Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home

C.C. Hulett

C.C. Hulett departed this life peacefully Tuesday morning at his home in Swifton, Arkansas, on same track of land on the Hulett family farm where he was born 90 years ago. He was born in Swifton on September 17, 1924, the third son born to the union of William Otho Sr., and Dona (Lloyd) Hulett. The Lord granted his final wish to live his last days at home.
C.C. was a devoted husband to the late Kathryn Sue (Scott) Hulett for 50 years, and a loving father to Suanne (Hulett) and Ken Housh of Pocahontas, and the late Scotty Hulett. He was an adored “Poppa” to grandchildren, Eric and Ramonda Housh of Pocahontas, Mark and Beth (Housh) Odgen of Swifton, Matt Dylan Housh of Conway, Sydney Housh of Pocahontas, Emily Ogden and Adam Odgen, both of Swifton, Jack Robbins of Paragould, and Scott and Kassie Hulett of Little Rock.
He graduated from Swifton High School in 1942 and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was stationed at Aica, Hawaii on Pearl Harbor at the Joint Intelligence Center Pacific Ocean Area (JICPOA) from 1944 to 1946. He worked in intelligence communications, sometimes around the clock, if they had to get instructions, maps, and photos ready before an invasion. He retired from a 46 year career in automotives in 2000, initially as parts manager for Southland Chevrolet, then as owner of Southland Auto Parts in 1971. He was a member of the Swifton Church of Christ.
C.C. loved nothing more than being surrounded by family and friends, reading, deer hunting, taking trips to the cabin, going to stock car races to watch the Floyd boys, hitting the flea markets, trading vehicles, watching Razorback basketball, working on the mowers and tractors and just “piddlin’ in the shed”. He enjoyed spoiling his great-grandchildren and little outings with his Susie. In his younger years, he was involved in drag racing his truck, the Green Goose. He spent lots of time on Black River Beach boating and skiing with Kat and their friends. Their home on Dudley Street was the gathering place for all the kids when Suanne and Scotty were growing up. Lots of good times and wonderful memories were made by young and old alike with C.C. and Kat. Weekend visits from their parents and siblings were a given. When the kids were grown, the two hit the road every Saturday when the store closed at noon. They never knew where they would end up.
He was preceded in death by his parents, W.O. and Dona; wife, Kathryn Sue; son, Scotty; two sisters, Tommie Jean Woodruff and Shirley Ivie; and four brothers, W.O. , Loyd, Lester, and Billy Hulett.
He is survived by daughter, Suanne (Ken) Housh, and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two brothers, Bob (Jean) Hulett of Searcy and Buddy (Sandra) Hulett of Swifton; one sister, Eulalia (Harry) Ledbetter of Denton, Texas; and many well-loved cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Visitation is scheduled for Friday, August 21st from 6 to 8 p.m. at Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home. A celebration of his life will take place on Saturday, August 22nd at the Swifton Church of Christ at 3:00 p.m. with Jon Binkley officiating. Burial will follow at Swifton Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to his favorite charity, The Children’s Home at 5515 Walcott Road, Paragould, AR., 72450.
The family of C.C. Hulett wish to thank Legacy Hospice, Shield’s Medical Supply, Pocahontas Health Care and Rehabilitation Center, NEA Hospital, Swifton Church of Christ, and Jackson’s Funeral Home.
Arrangements by Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home.

Dwight Ellis Williams

Dwight Ellis Williams, age 87 of Blytheville, passed from this life Monday, August 17, 2015 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born to Ellis and Myrtle Williams in Beach Grove, Arkansas he was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Blytheville. Dwight went on to become a successful Coach,
Teacher, Principal and Administrator. He enjoyed his family immensely and shared many good times and years of happiness.

“Coach” Williams was an individual whose life touched and taught many young people. He possessed a very special talent and ability to pass on his knowledge of
baseball and basketball to others. However, it didn’t stop there, he also had the ability to measure and see the potential in each young man’s life that he coached.
As a Beach Grove High School player, he played Baseball and Basketball. In baseball he was the Home run and RBI leader as their teams won the county tournaments all four year and he made all district in both Baseball and Basketball. He also played semi-pro. Beach Grove had the best Semi Pro team in North East Arkansas for the 10 years he played, winning the 1950 and 1951 Missouri State Championship and State Championship at Rector. He played minor league ball in 1949 and 1950 for the farm teams owned by the Detroit Tiger and the Cleveland Indians.

As a player in 1946 at A.S.U., he learned the one handed jump shot playing against DePaul and this would go forward with him for many years. His years of coaching consisted of Beach Grove, Greene County Tech, Blytheville High School, American Legion Baseball and Blytheville Cason American Legion Baseball. Also other than his baseball career, he served as a Newport Arkansas High School Principal, Kennett, Missouri Principal, Hayti, Missouri Principal and superintendent of McCrory, Arkansas. On July 22, 1979, he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Dwight was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Nolan Williams.

He is survived by his children, Danny Williams (Barbara) of Gosnell, Stan Williams (Carol) of Maumelle, Arkansas, Alex Williams (Karen) of Hot Springs, Arkansas,
Mark Williams of Gosnell, Jan Monday (David) of Newport, Arkansas, and LanaHughes (Johnny Hughes) of Blytheville; ten grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at the FirstUnited Methodist Church in Blytheville with Dr. Robin Moore officiating. The
family will receive friends from 12:00 until service time

Martin Monroe Olinger

Martin Monroe Olinger, 65, of Cave City departed this life Sunday, August 16, 2015. He was born December 26, 1949 to Howard and Mabel (Witham) Olinger. He was a member of Peaceful Harbor Pentecostal Church of God, served in the Army and Navy, enjoyed fishing, building and working with his hands and spending time with his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Luther Olinger.

He is survived by his wife of eighteen years, Belinda Fisher Olinger of Cave City; two sons, Steven Wilson of Greenland, Joseph Olinger of Kansas City, Missouri, and a chosen son; Jason Briley of Cave City, one daughter; Lorie Oswalt of Bentonville, one brother; Kenny Witham of Houston, Texas, three sisters; Susan Cummings of Ocala, Florida, Patty Haines of Tuolumne City, California, Diane Kyker of Dallas, Texas, eleven grandchildren, one great grandchild, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at Dillinger Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment will be in Watson Cemetery.
Visitation will be 5:30-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 18, 2015.

George Karl Rogers, Jr

George Karl Rogers, Jr., 65, of Tumbling Shoals departed this life on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at VA Hospice in Little Rock. Mr. Rogers was born in Searcy, Arkansas, the son of George Karl Rogers, Sr. and Mary Kate Rish Rogers. He was a member of St. Paul Episcopal Church in Newport. Mr. Rogers proudly served in the United States Marine Corp. He was Harley Davidson enthusiast, an avid reader, gun and knife collector, audio file of music. Mr. Rogers enjoyed fishing at Little Peter and Big Peter Creek, doing leatherwork, but most of all he loved his family.

One daughter, Shelly René Rogers and his parents, George and Kate Rogers, precede him in death.

Mr. Rogers leaves behind his wife of 25 years, Sharon Rogers of the home; one daughter, Laura Kathleen Rogers of Searcy; two sons, Corbett Calhoun and wife Brandi of Heber Springs and Kevin Calhoun and wife Andrea of Cabot; six grandchildren, Gabriel Cuble, Ashton Huskey, Kendall Calhoun, Kaden Calhoun, Sara Calhoun, and Cayleb Copeland; one sister, Rosanne Rogers of Newport; nephew and niece, Ramey Smith of Oxford, Mississippi and Tori Rowe of Memphis, Tennessee; and a host of family and friends.

Memorial services will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at Dillinger Funeral Home. Graveside services will follow at St. Francis Episcopal Church Memorial Gardens in Heber Springs.