David Lorn Green

Mr. David Lorn Green, of Sherwood, Arkansas, departed this life on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at the age of 68. He was born August 6, 1946, in Newport, the son of Herbert and Mae (Allen) Green. He married Miss Sharon Pharis on May 30, 1967, and they enjoyed 47 years together.
Mr. Green was a graduate of Tuckerman High School, and received his Bachelor’s in Industrial Management from the University of Arkansas. He retired from Kichler Lighting of Independence, Ohio, in 2014 after spending 12 years as Industrial Manager, Director of Supply Chain management. He was a Deacon in the Church of Christ.
Mr. Green enjoyed collecting firearms, gardening, reading about trains and visiting train museums. He was an avid sports fan, and especially enjoyed watching the Arkansas Razorbacks, Dallas Cowboys, and St. Louis Cardinals.
He was preceded in death by one son, Jarrod Green; and his parents.
Mr. Green is survived by his wife, Sharon (Pharis) Green of the home; one son, Kendall Green and wife, Melissa of Jacksonville; one daughter, Shannon Green of Plano, Texas; one brother, Donnie Green and wife, Sarah, of Little Rock; one sister, Linda Hutchinson and husband, Johnny, of Blytheville; several nieces and nephews, his Downchurch Church of Christ family in Searcy, and his Medina Church of Christ Family in Medina, Ohio.
Friends may visit at the funeral home, Friday morning, 9:30 a.m. until service. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. Friday, Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Donald Pharis officiating. Interment will be in Dowell’s Chapel Cemetery in Tuckerman.

Danny Gene (Pops) Long

Danny Gene (Pops) Long, 74, of Center Ridge departed this life Friday, January 23, 2015. He was born January 2, 1941 to Virgil Britt and Luda Mae (Ellis) Long. He was of the Pentecostal Faith, enjoyed old cars, antiques, talking, and loved his grandchildren more than life.
He was preceded in death by two wives, Terry Beth Blevins Long and Martha Ann Gates Stobaugh Long, parents, four brothers, and three sisters.
His survivors are two sons; Wesley Long (Janette) of Conway, and David Freeman (Jessie) of Conway, one step son; Mike Stobaugh (Mary) of Conway, two daughters; Shelia Yavone Woodson of Memphis and Michelle Rodelo (Paul Maness) of Birdtown, fifteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at Dillinger Chapel.
Interment will be in Sandhill Cemetery.
Visitation will be 12:30-2:00 Wednesday, January 28, 2015.

Laurel “Babe” (Fanchier) Moore

Mrs. Laurel “Babe” (Fanchier) Moore, 84, of Cash, departed this life on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at her home. She was born April 4, 1930 in Flint, Michigan, the daughter of Wilbur and Bernice (Titsworth) Fanchier.
Mrs. Moore was a homemaker, and enjoyed crocheting and reading. She loved traveling to visit and spend time with her very large family.
Mrs. Moore was preceded in death by her husband, James Orville Moore; one son, Howard Yoder, Jr.; one daughter, Bernice Jenkins; two brothers, Bud and Pink Fanchier; two sisters, Irene Spinden and Olive Petrie; three grandchildren, Teddy, Tabitha, and Howard; one great-grandchild, Meagan; her father, Wilbur Fanchier; and her mother and step-father, Bernice and Albert Varney.
She is survived by six sons, Butch Yoder of Calkaska, Michigan, Phillip Moore of Cash, James Moore of Cash, Gary Moore of Bono, Charles Moore of Mesa, Arizona, and Jerry Moore of Cash; seven daughters, Virginia Moore of Jonesboro, Laurel Moore Raines of Cash, Venia Engelter of Albion, Michigan, Ruth Ann Zaneske of Flint, Michigan, Ellen McCoy of Burton, Michigan, Linda Hartman of Burton, Michigan, and Toni Jo Lewis of Norfork, Virginia; thirty-four grandchildren; forty-seven great-grandchildren; a special niece, Corky Ballinger of Fairbury, Nebraska; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may visit at the funeral home, Friday, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral services are 2:00 p.m. Friday at Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Arnold Cemetery.
Those honored to be pallbearers are James Moore, Phillip Moore, Danny Moore, Gary Moore, Jerry Moore, and Preston Moore. Honorary pallbearers are Randy Hartman II, John Zaneske, and Charlie Moore.

Terry Sue (Heath) Rutledge

Ms. Terry Sue (Heath) Rutledge, of Newport, Arkansas, departed this life on Friday, January 23, 2015, at the age of 59. She was born October 10, 1955 in Newport, the daughter of Franklin Delano “Frog” and Charlotte Ann (Burgess) Heath.
Terry was a graduate of Newport High School, and Arkansas State University, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. She was a special education teacher at the Jackson County School District 10 years. Terry was an excellent teacher, and loved children, keeping them in her home. She enjoyed photography, and taking photographs of her family, wildlife, and old barns. She was a talented artist, and could paint, draw, and make something out of absolutely nothing. Terry loved children, and had a way of connecting with them.
She was preceded in death by her father, Franklin “Frog” Heath; and one brother, Gregory Lynn Heath.
Terry is survived by one son, Christopher Rutledge of Newport; one daughter, Elizabeth Rutledge Reed and husband, Matthew, of Newport; her mother, Charlotte Ann (Burgess) Heath of Sulphur Rock; one brother, “Bub” Heath and wife Jeannie of Charlotte; one sister, Jean Ann Gipson and husband, Kenny of Cord; one half-brother, Lanny Glenn Heath of Oil Trough; one grandchild, Hayden Reed of Newport; her lifelong best friend, Nancy Curtis of Newport; her children’s father, Buddy Rutledge of Newport; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may visit at the funeral home, Sunday, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Arrangements by Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home.

Mary Jo (Marshall) Easton

Mrs. Mary Jo (Marshall) Easton, 69, of Newport died Friday, January 23, 2015. She was born May 23, 1945 in Indiana the daughter of Henry James and Jane Marshall.
Mrs. Marshall was a homemaker and was of the Baptist belief.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Tracey Jo Hatley.
Mrs. Marshall is survived by one daughter, Stephanie Collier of Grubbs; one brother, Jamie Marshall of Phoenix, Arizona; three sisters, Sharon Nyswander of Plainville, Indiana, Lynne Marshall of Mooresville, Indiana and Ann Barcus of Chicago, Illinois; five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
Arrangements by Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home

Cecil Neal Foushee

Cecil Neal Foushee of Shoffner and Jacksonport, AR passed away in Lindley Health Care Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at the age of 97 years. He was born April 7, 1917. He was a faithful member of Central Missionary Baptist in Newport, AR until his admittance to Lindley Health Care in December of 2013.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Ruby Dodson Foushee, father and mother, Neal and Myrtle Foushee, three sisters, Ruby McBee, Gertrude Walker Morris, Minnie Roberts Flowers, one brother, Woodrow Foushee and one half-brother; Frank Foushee, one step-son, Andy Dodson and two nephews, Cornelius and Johnny “Willie” McBee.
He is survived by one nephew, David, “Buddy” (Judy) Roberts, three nieces, Estelle Maulden (James) Butler, Cynthia Brewer and Corinne Foushee, three step-daughters, Margaret Blevins, Mona (Frank) Eddington, and Brenda (John) Casteel, two step-sons, Marcus (Mary) Dodson, Neal Dodson, and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Mr. Foushee was a retired farmer of Shoffner who loved the outdoors. After he married Ruby, he moved to Jacksonport. He loved the Jacksonport Community. After retirement, he enjoyed mowing yards for those in need. He did this in his eighties. He also enjoyed riding around looking at various crops. One of his favorite farmers is John Shoffner who is also his special friend.
He was a World War II Army Veteran earning the Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Ribbon, KAME Theater Ribbon, American Theater Ribbon, and two Bronze Service Stars while there. He took great pride in serving his country and never discussed the awards he received. He would say he served because it was his duty.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 26, 2015 at Central Baptist Church in Newport.
Interment will be in Coffeyville Cemetery.
Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 p.m. Sunday, January 25, 2015.
Arrangements by Dillinger Funeral Home.

Lorena (Wygle) Hunt

Mrs. Lorena (Wygle) Hunt, of Newport, Arkansas, departed this life on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at the age of 92. She was born February 14, 1922, in Eureka, Kansas, the daughter of Ralph William and Roberta Elizabeth (Stillwell) Wygle.
Mrs. Hunt received her Bachelor of Arts degree from York College in York, Nebraska, before earning her Master’s Degree in Education from Oklahoma City University, and her PhD in Divinity from Phillips University in Enid, Oklahoma. She was an ordained Methodist Minister. In 1947-48, Mrs. Hunt served as a missionary in Sierra Leone, Africa, and later pastored several Methodist churches many years in Kansas. Mrs. Hunt taught Montessori School in Kansas and Oklahoma, as well.
She was a talented artist, who attended art shows and sold her work. Mrs. Hunt enjoyed working crossword puzzles.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Gordon Hunt; one brother, Ralph William “Bill” Wygle; and her parents.
Mrs. Hunt is survived by two sons, Robert Allen Hunt of the Phillipines, and Dr. Randall Hunt and wife, Angie, of Weiner, Arkansas; five grandchildren, Elizabeth Gerbracht and husband Anton of Cabot, Arkansas, Amy Driskill and husband, Mike of Cassville, Missouri, Scott Hunt of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Kathy Hunt of Oklahoma, and Tim Hunt of California; three great-grandchildren, Evan Gerbracht, Hannah Driskill, and Noah Driskill; and special nieces, Janice Jaggard, and Debbie Brooks.
Graveside services will be held in Eureka, Kansas at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 3rd and Laurel Street, Newport, AR 72112.
Arrangements by Jackson's Funeral Home.

Velma McSpadden Davis

Velma McSpadden Davis, 84, of Bradford departed this life Wednesday, January 21, 2015. She was born November 13, 1930 to Loyd and Nancy (Wheeler) McSpadden. She was a member of Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church, she enjoyed sewing, gardening, canning, fishing, and spending time with her grandchildren, great and great great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; James Harley Davis, her parents, one brother; James Lee McSpadden and one sister; Nellie Dotson.
Her survivors are three sons; James Micale Davis and wife Julie of Heber Springs, Ricky Dean Davis and wife Shirley of Beebe, and Archie Dwaine Davis and wife Debbie of Newport, four daughters; Leveata Shelley and husband Randy of Newport, Nancy Jane Grisham and husband Charles of Thida, Barbara Elizabeth Willard and husband Herbert of Thida, and Reitha Mae Davis of Thida, one brother; Gerald McSpadden of Texas, five sisters; Jewell Overton of Danville, Wandalee Davis of Tennessee, Maria Posey of Batesville, Barbara French of Sherwood, and Rinda Barnett of Possum Grape, twenty one grandchildren, sixty five great grandchildren and eight great great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Dillinger Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment will be in Coffeyville Cemetery.
Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday, January 23, 2015 at the funeral home.

Ronald Edwin Everett, II

Ronald Edwin Everett, II, 50 of Newport departed this life Sunday, January 18, 2015. He was born February 16, 1964 to Ronald Everett, Sr. and Janet Marie Boylan. He enjoyed boating, four wheeling, sking and riding motorcycles.His survivors are his father; Ronald Everett (Mollie) of Newport, mother; Janet Boylan (Tom) of California, brother; Kevin Everett of Newport, sisters; Leslie Fong (James) of California, Christine Mardjuki of Utah, and Jill Pope of California.

Graveside service will be 2:00 Wednesday at Cheshier Cemetery with Albert Mullins officiating.
Arrangements by Dillinger Funeral Home.

Elsie Maye (Lindley) Fortenberry

Mrs. Elsie Maye (Lindley) Fortenberry, 88, of Tuckerman departed this life on Saturday, January 17, 2015 in Batesville. She was born June 25, 1926 in Dota, Arkansas, the daughter of William Arthur and Lillian (Flinn) Lindley.
Mrs. Fortenberry was a homemaker, and of the Church of Christ belief. She enjoyed gardening, quilting, hand making bird houses, and cooking.
Mrs. Fortenberry was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, James Elvis Fortenberry; one infant daughter; two sons-in-law, David Dweitt and Barry Falwell, Sr.; four brothers, Pete, Jim Bob, Bud, and infant Lindley; three sisters, Ethel McGinty, Emma Sue Franks, and Irene Lindley.
She is survived by eight daughters, Sue Fortenberry of Tuckerman, Jane Presson and husband, Bert, of Tontitown, Arkansas, Brenda McCall and husband, Tom, of Santa Ynez, California, Joann Hill and husband, Jim of Royal City, Washington, Sharon Fortenberry of Newport, Mary Dewitt of Batesville, Wilma Fortenberry of Batesville, and Mellissa Fortenberry of Tuckerman; thirteen grandchildren, Johnny McClure, Rodney McClure, Clint Fortenberry, David Murphy, Shane Fortenberry, Jennifer Lewis Martin, Stephine Collins, Barry Lynn Falwell, Jessica Falwell, Zachary Falwell, Amanda Steward, Rachael Stevenson, and Alisa Hill; twenty-three great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.
Friends may visit at the funeral home, Tuesday, 12:30- service time. Funeral services are 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Dowell’s Chapel Cemetery.
Those honored to serve as pallbearers are Shane Fortenberry, Johnny McClure, Rodney McClure, Clint Fortenberry, David Murphy, Barry Lynn Falwell, and Zachary Falwell. Honorary pallbearers are Alec and Hannah Fortenberry.
Arrangements by Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home.

Juanita Goodman

Juanita Goodman, 90, of Newport departed this life Friday, January 16, 2015. She was born September 24, 1924 to Jim and Deshea Sharp. Ms. Goodman was a member of First Baptist Church, she enjoyed reading and crocheting.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and one sister; Lottie Phyfer.
Her survivors are three daughters; Jean Lucas and husband Delbert of Newport, Sue Wood of West Memphis, and Jacque Jones of Newport, two very special people in her life; Rhonda (Mama) and Larry Lay, five grandchildren; Teri Kessler of Mississippi, Renee Bearden of Texas, Tomika Jones of Florida, Sheriff David Lucas of Newport, and Michael Ward of Louisiana, eleven great grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 1:00 p.m. Monday, January 19, 2015 at Dillinger Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Visitation will be 12:00-1:00 p.m. Monday, January 19, 2015 at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be David Lucas, Michael Ward, Cory Kessler, Michael Lucas, Michael Kessler, and Ricky Morales.

Ina Maxine (Sanders) Flowers

Ina Maxine (Sanders) Flowers, 88, of Tuckerman departed this life Thursday, January 15, 2015. She was born December 2, 1926 to Thomas Jay and Edna (Pruitt) Fuller and was a member of Oil Trough Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband; Sanford J. Sanders, one son; Phillip Sanders, one granddaughter; Gloria Jean (Jeannie) Ivie, infant grandson; Noah Zane Ruddell, parents; three brothers; George Fuller, T.J. Fuller and Gary Fuller, one sister; Ruby Lovitt, and one step daughter; Agnes Barclay.
Her survivors are two sons; James Sanders and wife Patricia of Kansas, Thomas Sanders and wife Charlotte of Rosie, four daughters; Judy Hawkins Combs and husband Leon of Newport, Sharon Stapleton of Tuckerman, Blenda Ruddell and husband Olen of Macks, and Sandra Emery of Batesville, two brothers; Glynn Fuller of Batesville, and Lynn Fuller of Oil Trough, two sisters; Adeline Davis of Little Rock, Bobbye Faulkner of Newport, sixteen grandchildren, several great and great great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Dillinger Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment will be in Maple Springs Cemetery.
Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday, January 16, 2015

Albert E. Howard

Albert E. Howard, 87, of Newport departed this life Wednesday, January 14, 2015 in Searcy.

Graveside service will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 16, 2015 at Dowell’s Chapel.
There will be no visitation
Arrangements by Dillinger Funeral Home.

Billie Ruth Lewis

Billie Ruth Lewis, 81, of Memphis, departed this life Sunday, January 11, 2015. She was born July 16, 1933 to Bill and Ruth (Koettel) Lewis.
She was a member of Germantown Road Church of Christ.
After her retirement from MLG&W she enjoyed visiting the farms in Walnut Ridge and Swifton, and riding the combine during harvest.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and one sister; Sallie Park.
Her survivors are one nephew; Ken Park and wife Lisa of Cordova, Tennessee, and one great nephew; Andrew Park of Nashville, Tennessee.

Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 16, 2015 at Dillinger Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment will be in Remmel Cemtery.
Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday, January 15, 2015.

Ora Mae (Lewis) Burrow

Mrs. Ora Mae (Lewis) Burrow of Bradford, Arkansas, departed this life on Sunday, January 11, 2015 at the age of 80. She was born May 13, 1934 in Grubbs, Arkansas, the daughter of Charlie and Zola (Brumley) Lewis.
Mrs. Burrow was a homemaker, and a member of the Church of Christ. As a young woman, she played basketball with the Arkansas Traveler’s Basketball team. She enjoyed raising farm animals, and working with her flowers. She was a tireless fundraiser for the National Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Perhaps her greatest love was time spent with her family.
Mrs. Burrow was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Wayne Burrow; one son, Toby Burrow; two brothers, L.Z. Lewis and Charlie Freeman Lewis; one sister, Cordella Slayton; and her parents.
She is survived by one son, Charles Burrow of Dyersburg, Tennessee; three daughters, Becky Herndon, and husband, Lewis, of Bradford, Teresa Parra of San Antonio, Texas, and Cecilia Burrow and fiancé, Eric Hicks, of Bradford; one brother, Walter Lewis of Newport; five grandchildren, Chad Sterling, Austin Burrow, Whitney Burrow, Alyssa Parra, and Ty Gregory Parra; one great-grandchild, Anistyn Jade White; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may visit at the funeral home, Wednesday, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 15, 2015, at Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home Chapel, with interment following in Oakland Hill Cemetery.

Rudy Andrew Dodd

Mr. Rudy Andrew Dodd, 65, of Swifton, Arkansas, formerly of Leavenworth, Kansas, passed away on January 10, 2015. He was born July 25, 1949 in Leavenworth, the son of Sonny Theodore and Ella Rae (Kramer) Dodd.
Rudy enjoyed gardening, fishing, and yard work. He loved riding his lawn mower and tending to his yard. He enjoyed watching baseball, and his favorite team was the Kansas City Royals.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Rudy is survived by his wife, Linda Poe Dodd of the home; two adult children, Charles Dodd of Leavenworth, Kansas, and Kelly Dodd of Lansing, Kansas; his seven year old son, Paul Dakota Dodd of the home; two sisters, Glenda Turns of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Sandra Eidemiller of Lenexa, Kansas; and three brothers, Roger Dodd, Dwain Dodd, and Steven Dodd, all of Swifton, Arkansas. He also leaves behind a large loving family of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Rudy fought a long battle with cancer and will be missed by many who knew and loved him.
Memorial services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Swifton Baptist Church, with Bro. Nathan officiating.
Family requests no flowers. All contributions will go toward an education fund for Rudy’s 7 year old son. Make contributions of Merchants and Planters Bank, Attn: Paul Dakota Dodd, Swifton, AR 72471.
Arrangements by Jackson's Funeral Home.

Ora Belle (James) Stone

Mrs. Ora Belle (James) Stone, 71, of Newport, Arkansas, departed this life on Wednesday, January 7, 2015. She was born June 1, 1943 in Jackson County, the daughter of Walter E. James, Sr., and Sara (Carey) James.
Mrs. Stone was a waitress at Fred’s Grill over 20 years, and a member of New Beginnings Church. She enjoyed flower gardening, yard sales, and watching Wheel of Fortune. She was an excellent cook, and enjoyed time spent on the phone with her daughters, and watching and feeding the birds and cats around her home.
Mrs. Stone was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Lee Sutterfield; three brothers, The Rev. Dr. Marvin E. James, Charles Ray James, and Walter E. James, Jr., two sisters, Dorothy Jewel Blanton and Lucy Ellen Gephart; and her parents.
She is survived by her husband, Basil Stone of the home; one son, Robert Lee Sutterfield, Jr., and wife, Lisa, of Ozark; two daughters, Becky Engle and husband Ricky of Marble, and Rhonda Meyer and husband, Clifford, of Newport; two step-sons, Russell Stone of Searcy, and Travis Stone and wife, Tara, of Newark; one brother, David James of Newport Airbase; two sisters, Alice Marie Reid of Newport, and Mary Lynn Wilkins of Fayetteville; ten grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit at the funeral home. Friday, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral services are 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Watson Cemetery.
Those honored to serve as pallbearers are Josh Engle, Chris Sutterfield, Matt Stark, Keith Stark, Zach Stark, and Brandon Reynolds. Honorary pallbearers are Clifford Mayer and David Wood.

Ervin Otto Hoffmeister III

Ervin Otto Hoffmeister III, 37, of Newport departed this life Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at UAMS in Little Rock.

Visitation will be 6:00-9:00 p.m. Sunday, January 11, 2015.
Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 12, 2015 at Dillinger Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment will be in Watson Cemetery.

Kenny Walker

M r. Kenny Walker of Weiner departed this life on Monday, January 5, 2015, at Jonesboro at the age of 59. He was born January 29, 1955, in Newport, the son of Vernon Walker and Ina Mae (Mitchell) Walker.
Kenny grew up in Weiner and he was happy to call Weiner home for all of his 59 years. He was a member of the Weiner High School Class of 1973. During high school and following high school, Kenny farmed alongside his father. He later became a self-employed farmer and worked for Clark and Sons in Jonesboro. Kenny enjoyed nothing more than being on a tractor.
He loved the outdoors, whether he was farming, hunting, or watching the stock car races. Kenny especially enjoyed deer hunting and his favorite stock car drivers were Randy Wright, James Walker, and Kelby Wright. Being true to the love of racing, he also enjoyed Nascar. Kenny would say he loved anybody who drove a Ford.
Kenny Walker will be remembered as a gracious, kind, and humble man. He was a great son, brother, father, friend, and most excellent and loving Pepaw. Kenny was the kind of man who thought of others before he thought of himself. Throughout this last most difficult year of his life, Kenny was always thinking of others. He was so grateful and humbled by the care, concern, and generosity of his many friends and devoted family. Kenny will be lovingly remembered and sorely missed by many.
He was preceded in death by two children, a daughter, Mindy Lee Walker on August 27, 1992 and a son, Asa Jackson Walker on February 11, 2014; his father, Vernon Walker in 1991; his maternal grandparents, Eugene and Grace Mitchell; his paternal grandparents, Ed and Vera Walker; one great nephew, Elijah Lucas Ball on August 1, 2005; a former father in law, Acel Clark, Sr. on September 4, 2012.
Kenny is survived by one daughter, Lynn Michell Walker Baxter and husband, Chris, of Cabot, Arkansas; his mother, Ina Mae (Mitchell) Walker of Weiner, Arkansas; two grandchildren, who lovingly called him Pepaw, Clayton Daniel Baxter and Shelby Lee Baxter, both of Cabot; three sisters, Teresa Soden and husband, Allen, of Weiner, Kathy Dunavant and husband, David, of Jonesboro, and Sharon Williams and husband, David, of Grubbs; his faithful and loving friend, Carol Cremeens of Jonesboro; his former mother-in-law, Gwen Anschultz Clark of Weiner; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and a lifetime of friends.

Friends may visit at the funeral home, Wednesday, January 7, 2015, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Funeral services are 10:00 a.m. Thursday at Weiner Christian Church with Bro. Dan Douglas and Rev. Mitchell Ford officiating. Interment will follow in Walker Cemetery.
Those honored to be pallbearers are Jackie Kieffer, Allen Soden, David Williams, David Dunavant, Tommy Clark, and Jerry Don Clark. Honorary pallbearers are Chris Baxter, Tommy Wofford, Gary Walker, Dewayne Walker, and James Walker, Hunter Dunavant, Sy Williams, Tyler Ball, Seth Soden, Maggie Kieffer, and the coffee-drinking buddies who meet at Penny’s Place.
Arrangements by Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home.

Virginia M. Arnett

Mrs. Virginia M. Arnett passed away Sunday, January 4, 2015 at St. Michael’s Place nursing facility in Newport, Arkansas. She was born August 31, 1928 in Monette, Arkansas to the late Thomas Edward Henderson and Velma (Day) Henderson.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy M. Arnett; two brothers, J. C. Henderson and Sammy Henderson and a special nephew, Tim Elrod.
She is survived by three children, Johnny Pillow and wife, Sue of Cedar Hill, Texas, Linda Weaver and husband, Wayne of Searcy, Arkansas and Steve Arnett of Little Rock; two sisters, Juanita Tatum of Burton, Michigan and Chris Elrod of New Boston, Texas; six grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
Virginia was a long time member of the Holden Avenue Church of Christ. She was a good friend to the late Sam Walton and at his urging went to work at one of his first Walmart stores in Newport. She retired after many years as head of the fabric department. She spoke often of Mr. Walton and had great respect for him not only as a businessman and friend but also as a person and how he impressed her life. Mr. Walton later spoke of her and her accomplishments in his first book.
After her retirement, Virginia pursued her great interest in dolls, she became known throughout Arkansas for her museum and collection of over 10,000 dolls. She has had visitors from all over the world as well as attention from newspapers, television and magazines being included with tourism for Arkansas.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. J. L. May officiating. Interment will be in Sandhill Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, 12:30 until service time.
Pallbearers will be Mike Arnett, Boyce Arnett, Greg Weaver, Danny Tatum, Jeff Huntsman and Randy Pillow.
Arrangements by Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Holden Avenue Church of Christ, 1201 Holden Avenue, Newport, AR 72112

Gladys Laverne (Pinkston) Madison

Gladys Laverne (Pinkston) Madison, 90, of Newport, born April 14, 1924 in Swifton to the late Rand Pinkston and Gertrude (Milligan) Pinkston, passed away Friday, January 2, 2015.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Hosea Lee Madison; Daughter, Wilma Jean Madison, two brothers, Elmer Pinkston and Curtis Pinkston; one sister, Edna Duncan, two grandchildren, Noel Madison, Jr. and Rodney Scott, and one great grandson, Matthew Helms.
Mrs. Madison was a homemaker and went to the First Assembly of God. She loved sewing, quilting, walking, gardening and cooking but her greatest pleasure was spending time with her beloved family.
She is survived by seven sons, Noel Madison and wife, Geraldine, of Augusta, Arkansas, Larry Madison and wife, Peggy, of Monroe Louisiana, Gary Madison and wife, of Las Vegas, Nevada, Danny Madison and wife, Susan of Marion, Arkansas, Charles Madison and wife, Sharon, of El Derado, Arkansas, James Madison and wife, Teresa, of Teresa of Mountain Home, Arkansas, and Billy Madison of Newport; four daughters, Barbara Scott and husband, Larry, of Mansfield, Missouri, Brenda Pace and husband, Joe, of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Diane Lumpkin of West Memphis; two sisters, Lois Pinkston of Niles, Michigan and Retha Davis of Holland, Ohio; twenty two grandchildren, fifty two great grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at Jackson Newport Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Swifton Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday 6:00~8:00 p.m.
Memorials may be made to Newport First Assembly of God and St. Judes Childrens Research Hospital.
Arrangements by Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home.

Cathy Jo (Jones) Grubbs

Mrs. Cathy Jo (Jones) Grubbs, 45, of Newport, departed this life on Friday, January 2, 2015 in Batesville. She was born February 19, 1969 in Newport, the daughter of Neil and Emogene (Wood) Jones.
Mrs. Grubbs was a homemaker and loved to spend time outdoors. She loved riding motorcycles, hunting, camping, swimming and spending time with her family. She especially loved her time with her husband and best friend, Jim. She was of the Baptist belief.
Mrs. Grubbs was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her husband, Jimmy Lee Grubbs; one son, Tye Dylan Morgan and wife, Beverly, of Farmington, Missouri; step son, Jim Grubbs and wife, BJ, of Newport, Arkansas; step daughter, Sandy Ball and husband, Bruce, of Newport, Arkansas; four brothers, Terry Jones and wife Arlene of Tuckerman, Arkansas, Mike Jones and wife, Sandra, of Tuckerman, Arkansas, Rick Jones and wife, Brenda, of Abilene, Texas, David Jones and wife, Claudette, of Charlotte, Arkansas; two sisters, Phyllis Mcelvaney and husband, Bill, of Newport, Arkansas and Susan Crabb and husband, Stanley, of Tuckerman, Arkansas; two grandchildren: Tye Morgan and Heidi Morgan of Farmington, Missouri; two step grandchildren, Jacob Cooper and wife, Whitney, of Newport, Arkansas and Josh Cooper of Jonesboro, Arkansas and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services are 2:30 p.m. Sunday, January 4, 2015, at the Central Baptist Church in Newport.
Arrangements by Jackson’s Newark Funeral Home

Tim Bullard

Tim Bullard, 49, of Newport departed this life Wednesday, December 31, 2014.
He was born May 2, 1965 in Newport and was a member of The First Christian Church.
He enjoyed spending time with his family, golfing, Cardinals Baseball, Newport Greyhound’s baseball, football, and the Arkansas Razorbacks.
His survivors are his wife; Jamie Decker Bullard of Newport, son; Kenneth Gunnar Bullard of Newport, mother; Georgetta Clark of Newport, sisters; Tracy Bullard Skalski and husband Pete of Memphis, Kellie Jackson and husband Nick of Amagon, Tracy Decker Ball of Newport, brother; Jeremy Decker of Newport, uncles; Kenneth Bullard and wife Helen of Newport, Bill Bullard and wife Patricia of Springdale, mother-in-law; Pam Decker of Newport, several cousins, nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 3, 2014 at Dillinger Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment will be in Watson Cemetery.
Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday, January 2, 2014.

Helen L. (Morphis) Howard

Mrs. Helen L. (Morphis) Howard, 90, of Batesville, Arkansas departed this life on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at Batesville. She was born April 20, 1924 in Pontotoc, Mississippi the daughter of Edward Thomas and Era Elizabeth (Stewart) Morphis.
She was owner and operator of Helen’s Beauty Shop for over twenty years and a member of the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Batesville. Mrs. Howard was a member of the BPW of Newport and enjoyed crocheting, collecting and drying butterflies and flowers to make pictures. Mrs. Howard loved gardening and growing her plants.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Pendley Marteal Howard; one son, Dale Lee Howard; one brother, Edward Morphis, Jr.; one sister, Lois Morphis and one great great grandson, Fisher.
Mrs. Howard is survived by one son, Malcom James Howard and wife Joyce of Batesville; two daughters, Gale Howard Broyles Ponder and husband Phil of Owasso, Oklahoma and Helen Elizabeth Hawkins and husband Champ of Batesville; six grandchildren, Angelia Kim Wann and husband Matt, Michael Bruce Broyles, Jimmy Wayne Howard, Rebecca Eugenia Buchholtz and husband Jeff, Thomas Lee Howard and wife Danielle and Kevin Hartsell Howard; nine great grandchildren, Spencer, Gale, Nancy, Nikolas, Brennan, Brylin, Tyler, Noah and Nadia and one great great grandchild, Meritt.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Terry Davis officiating. Interment will be in Watson Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday, 12:30 p.m. until service time.
Pallbearers will be Michael Broyles, Thomas Howard, Jimmy Howard, Phil Ponder, Champ Hawkins and Gale Wann. Honorary pallbearers will be Kevin Howard, Spencer Young, Brennan Howard, Brylin Howard, Nick Buchholtz, Tyler Buchholtz and Noah Buchholtz.
Arrangements by Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home.

Gloria Jean “Jeannie” Hawkins Ivie

Gloria Jean “Jeannie” Hawkins Ivie, 51, of Tuckerman departed this life Sunday, December 28, 2014. She was born June 29, 1963 to Charles and Judy Hawkins and was a member of Glenn Street Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Franklin Hawkins.
Her survivors are her husband, Donnie Ivie of Tuckerman; sons, Christopher “Lance” Ivie and wife Carolyn of Tuckerman; and Heath Ashley Ivie and wife Angela of San Diego, California; daughter, Heather Nicole Miller of Tuckerman; mother, Judy Hawkins of Newport; sister, Tina Webb of Oil Trough; grandmother, Maxine Flowers of Newport; grandchildren, Emily Miller, Latasha Ivie, Charlie Ivie, Breanna Ivie, Heath Ivie, Jr., Christian Ivie, and Eli Ivie; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at Dillinger Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment will be in Gracelawn Cemetery.
Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 30, 2014.
Officiating will be James Duvall.




































































































































































































































































































  















































































































































































































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