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Bettye Dobson

Our loving mother went to be with her heavenly father on December 2, 2013

Born on October 18, 1937 to Hershel and Ocie Tackett in McNairy County TN, she was the oldest of four children. Bettye loved her children and took pride in devoting her life to her family.

Bettye was preceded in death by her parents, husband; Thomas Dobson, son; Thomas Randall Dobson and daughter; Rhonda Faye Dobson.

She is survived by two sisters; Millie Beacham and Barbara Sanders, and brother; James Tackett, son; Billy Tackett, and daughters; Helen Pervin, Evonne McMinn and Tracy Cook. Bettye had eight grand- children Nichole, Kim, Erica, Amanda, Hunter, Barbara, Jasen and Stephen; as well as great and great-great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Friday night December 6, 2013 from 6-7:00 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home located at 300 West Matthews Avenue, Jonesboro, AR.

Graveside services will be held at 11AM  on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery located at 3910 Harrisburg Rd. in Jonesboro.


Vriginia McCoy

Jonesboro- Virginia McCoy, 87, passed away Wednesday. December 4, 2013.

 She was born on November 18, 1926 to the late William and Myrtle Stanley Sr. Mrs. McCoy retired in 1993 after working as a cook at Arkansas State University for many years and was a caregiver for many years. She volunteered with the Boy Scouts. She loved her family and spending time with people, everyone called her grandmother.

 She is survived by her children, Janith Pearson and husband Gene of Jonesboro and Ron McCoy of Brookland; a brother, A.H. “Dud” Stanley; three grandchildren, Cristy Travis, John Travis and wife Amanda and Heather McCoy and seven great-grandchildren.

 A celebration of her life will be 2:00 pm, Thursday, December 5, 2013 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home with Rev. John Travis officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Lorado.

 Visitation will be from noon until time of service at the funeral home.



Estelle M. Fox

Fox newpaperJonesboro- Estelle M. Fox, 94, passed away Monday, December 2, 2013 at St. Bernards Medical Center.

 She was born on January 4, 1919 in Pine Bluff to the late Grover Cleveland Maddox and Alvie Pearl Beck Maddox. She graduated from Arkansas State University.  Mrs. Fox was an elementary school teacher, worked for Department of Human Services for twenty-five years, worked for Radio Station KBTM during World War II and owned M J Fox Photography with her husband.  She was a member of the Arts Study Group, Treble Club, Altrusa Club and First Presbyterian Church, where she taught Sunday school for several years. She loved to sew, travel, crafts, music and loved to entertain guests.

 She is survived by her children, M. J. Fox, Jr. and Janet Kibbons and her husband Vance all of Jonesboro; a grandson, Mike Scott of Kansas City, Missouri; a brother-in-law, Leon Van Patten of Searcy; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

 She was also preceded in death by her husband, M. J. Fox Sr. and a sister, Nancy Bell (Nannie Bell) Van Patten.

 Visitation will be from 4:00 until 6:00 pm, Thursday, December 5, 2013 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home, 300 W. Matthews Ave.

 Services and burial will be private.

 Honorary pallbearers are Treble Club, Arts Study Group and Linda Smith and Pat McQuay.

 Lasting memorials may be sent to Treble Club or Salvation Army or Charity of choice.

 A special thanks to the wonderful caregivers, Linda Smith and Pat McQuay.



Amanda Shaneice Green

JONESBORO — Amanda Shaneice Green departed this life Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, at the Arkansas Childrens Hospital in Little Rock at the age of 14 days. She was born Nov. 7, 2013, in Jonesboro.

She is survived by her parents, Robert Green and Ashlyn Wilburn, both of Jonesboro, as well as several aunts, uncles and other family members and friends.

A graveside funeral service was 2 p.m. Saturday in the Old Harrisburg City Cemetery.

Arrangements were handled by Gregg Langford-Bookout Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Lori Ann Bishop

Bishop, LoriJonesboro- Lori Ann Bishop, 22, departed this life, Sunday, November 17, 2013 at the Methodist Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.

 She was born October 22, 1991 in Jonesboro, the daughter of Robin and Patsy Bishop. Lori graduated from Brookland High School in 2010. She was a junior in college at Arkansas State University studying social work and was employed at Home Depot. Lori was a member of Prospect Baptist Church in Jonesboro. She loved to duck hunt and fishing. Lori was a proud mother of a beautiful two year old daughter, Delaney.

 She is survived by her parents, Patsy and Robin Bishop; her daughter, Delaney Agee; her fiancé, Grahm Agee, the love of her life; her maternal grandmother, Connie Taylor of Highland; uncles and aunts, Danny and Kim Taylor of Highland, David Bishop and Christy Kellensworth of Bryant; her cousins, Austin and Haley Taylor; her “Mammy” Paulette Bishop and the Curtwright children; and many great uncles and aunts and many cousins. She was loved dearly.

 Lori was preceded in death by her loving grandparents, Jerry Taylor and Larry and Sandra Bishop.

 A celebration of her life will be 10:00 am, Friday, November 22, 2013 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home with Rev. Jimmy Huskey officiating. Burial will follow at Branough Cemetery at Hardy at 2:00 pm with Rev. Floyd Rikard officiating.

 Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 pm, Thursday, November 21, 2013 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home, 300 W. Matthews Ave.

 Honored to serve as pallbearers are Chris Zink, Rusty Taylor, Caleb Cooper, Michael Reed, John Phillians, Peyton Agee, Eddie Haff and Bill Summers and as honorary pallbearers, Jerry York, Bobby Duncan and Andy Agee, Jonesboro Home Depot Associates and Brookland High School Class of 2010.



Janet Loetta Penny

Paragould – Janet Loetta Penny, 66, passed away November 17, 2013 in Paragould.  She was born February 12, 1947 near Fontaine to Gladys Marie Becker Hancock and the late Jessie Oliver Hancock. She was a homemaker and a member of Faith of the Apostles Church in Walnut Ridge.

Survivors include her husband, Buster Penny of the home; daughter, Dianna Morsi and husband Dr. Ehab Morsi of Muskegon, MI; son, Robert Eugene Penny of Paragould; mother, Gladys Marie Becker Hancock of Walcott; one brother, Jesse Hancock and wife Lisa of Light, and a sister, Euretha Schuetze and husband Rick of El Paso, ten grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. November 18, 2013 at the chapel of Gregg Langford-Bookout Funeral Home, 300 W. Matthews Ave. Jonesboro, with Rev. Raymond Atwood officiating. Interment will follow in Laredo Cemetery.

Honored to serve as pallbearers will be: Roger Beck, Clifford Lenderman, Woody Haynes, James Miller, John Kellerman and Taft Wharton. Rod Faulkner will be an honorary pallbearer.

In lieu of flowers the family asks memorials be made to Light Baptist Church Memorial Fund c/o David Pratt, P.O. Box 1 Light, AR 72439 or to the Paragould Children’s home 2501 Linwood Dr. Paragould, AR 72450.


Edna Jewell Cummings

Edna Jewell Cummings, 98, of Walnut Ridge, passed away November 16, 2013 at Lawrence Nursing Center. She was born on March 6, 1915 to the late John and Vena (Merrill) Pursley in the Enterprise Community. She was a home maker and a member of Nettleton Baptist Church. She will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother who lived for her family and loved to garden and cook.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Lealon Cummings Sr. as well as a son, Ed Cummings, two grandsons, Eddie Cummings and Jay Lee Cummings, a sister, Cuma Seanard and a son-in-law, Duffy Peronia.

Survivors include three sons, A.J. Cummings and wife Louise of Booneville, Rudy Cummings and wife Barb of Jonesboro and Lealon Cummings Jr. and wife Ann of Fort Worth, TX., four daughters, Betty Peronia of Jonesboro, Linda Colburn and husband Terry of Egypt, Joy Lingo and husband Dennis of Egypt and Shirley Murphy and husband Glenn of Walnut Ridge, eleven grandchildren, Carolyn Cooper and husband Mickey, Cathy Graddy and husband Terry, Douglas Peronia, Julie Raggio and husband Dennis, Toni Moore and husband Kirk, Tammie McDonald and husband Scott, Donna Whitley, Crockett Murphy and wife Kristi, Blair Ballard and husband Jerry, Lyndsey Lamberson and husband Jacob and Laura Burgess and husband Marty, twenty four great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be 11:00a.m.Tuesday, November 19, 2013 in the chapel of Gregg Langford-Bookout Funeral Home with Rev. Stan Ballard and Rev Harold Ray officiating. Interment will follow in Nettleton Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Monday evening from six until eight.

Honored to serve as pallbearers will be Douglas Peronia, Crockett Murphy, Christopher Graddy, Jacob Lamberson, Marty Burgess and Jerry Ballard.

Cletis Willie Humphrey

Mt. View- Cletis Willie Humphrey, 80, formerly of Jonesboro, passed away Tuesday, November 12, 2013.

 He was born on December 19, 1932 at Peach Orchard to the late Jessie and Otra Humphrey. Mr. Humphrey retired after 34 years with City, Water and Light. He will be remembered as a Child of God and an accomplished Coon Dog trainer. He was featured in Full Cry magazine many times as a master gardener. God blessed him with a beautiful high tenor voice and the ability to play many instruments. During his lifetime he made numerous friends and always made time to help a friend in need.

 He is survived by a daughter and her husband, Carolyn and Jeff Carter of Mt. View; three sons, Danny Humphrey (Marsha) of Flippen, Richard Humphrey of Jonesboro and Gary Wayne Humphrey (Leah Ann) of Eads, Tenn.; two brothers and their wives, Jay and Delores Humphrey of Sacremento, California and Jack and Jean Humphrey of Mira Loma, California; three sisters, Arbra May Garner and Maxine Foster both of Paragould and Irene Cook of Rainbow City, AL; eleven grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.

 He was also preceded in death by five brothers and a sister.

 A graveside service will be 10:00 am, Thursday, November 14, 2013 at Trinity Cemetery with Bro. Jeff Carter officiating under the direction of Gregg Langford Bookout Funeral Home.

 Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 pm, Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home, 300 W. Matthews Ave.

Norma Lou Belk

Jonesboro – Mrs. Norma Lou Belk, 78, departed this life Saturday, November 9, 2013, at the Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro.

 She was born June 8, 1935 in Brookland, the daughter of William Samuel Wester and Bertha L. Houston Wester.  Norma worked in the bakery at Hays Price Chopper and Country Mart in the 90’s.  She retired at the age of 62.  She was an active member at Nettleton Baptist Church where she was a member since 1961.  She was a member of the Sonshine ladies Sunday School Class. 

 She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Bertha Wester; her first husband Amos Hamilton; 4 brothers and 2 sisters. 

 She is survived by her husband Don Belk of the home; one son, Allen Hamilton (Robin) of Jonesboro; two daughters, Janet Stone (David) of Jonesboro, Debi Skeet (Mike) of Pocahontas; two step-sons, Donald Belk (Teresa) of Jonesboro and Richard Belk (Gina) of Brookland; seven grandchildren, Chariti Smith, Holli Haynie (John), Bryant Skeet (Tiffany), Bradley Hamilton (Leah), Nicole Schmidt (Brent), Jael Stone, Ballard Skeet; four step-grandchildren, Brody Belk (Brook), Madalyn Belk, Rachel Belk and Sara Belk, and 5 great grandchildren, Mason Ward, Morgan Skeet, Nathan Cooper, Mallory Schmidt and Case Haynie; a step-great-grandson,  Jace Belk.

 Funeral services have been set for 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at the Nettleton Baptist Church with Dr. Stan Ballard officiating.  Burial will follow in Jonesboro Memorial Park cemetery under the direction of Gregg Langford-Bookout Funeral Home. 

 Friends may visit at the church Tuesday morning, 9:30 a.m. till service time. 

 Pallbearers will be Bradley Hamilton, Bryant Skeet, Ballard Skeet, Brent Schmidt, Mason Ward and Nathan Cooper.  The Sonshine Ladies Sunday School Class will be honorary pallbearers.

Mr. Henry Wayne Butler

Mr. Henry Wayne Butler of Lake City, departed this life Friday, November 8, 2013, at his home at the age of 67. 

He was born May 25, 1946 in Osceola, the son of Lester Butler and Myrtle Hamby Butler.  Henry was a self employed truck driver and enjoyed working on cars and racing. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter Michelle Greer, two brothers, L.T. Butler and Carl Hamby and a sister, Jo Webster. 

He is survived by his wife, Reba Gallimore Butler of the home, four sons, Bennie Butler (Tracey) of Lake City, Jerry Young (Kelly) of Gray’s Lake, IL, James Young (Laura) of Morango, IL and Michael Butler of Lake City, four daughters, Sherry Jewell (Arnold) of Lake City, Betty Jo Meyer (Mark) of Jonesboro, Donna Young of Blytheville and Pattie Griffin of Senath, MO, one sister, Shirley Upton of Jonesboro, 24 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. 

Gregg Langford-Bookout Funeral Home of Jonesboro has been entrusted with arrangemnents.  Friends may visit at the funeral home Monday evening, 6:00-8:00 p.m. 

There will be no services.

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