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Jerry Jackson

Jonesboro-Jerry Jackson, 55, passed away Thursday June 18, 2015 at the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center.

He was born February 24, 1960 in St. Louis, Missouri to Talmadge and Joleda Jackson.

Mr. Jackson worked for St. Bernard’s Medical Center for over 32 years. He loved to hunt, read and was a gunsmith. He was of Baptist faith.

He is survived by his mother, Joleda Jackson of Paragould; a daughter, Stephanie Moore and her husband Jimmy of Batesville; a son, Derek Jackson and his wife Amanda of Paragould; three grandchildren, Molly and Garrett Moore of Batesville and Keegan Jackson of Paragould; a brother, Johnny Jackson and his wife Paulette of Gray, Louisiana; a nephew, Jason Jackson of Kennett, Missouri; a great-nephew, Jacob Jackson of Kennett, Missouri and an Aunt Mary Harris of Paragould.

He is proceeded by his father Talmedge “John” Jackson.

A celebration of his life will be 2:00 pm Sunday June 21, 2015 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with Rev. Marion Gramling and Rev. Raymond Atwood officiating. Burial will follow at Mt Zion Cemetery under the direction of Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home 300 W. Matthews Ave.

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Willodean Hesse

Weiner— Willodean Hesse, 88,  died Friday, June 5, 2015 at Crystal Oaks Care Center in Crystal City, Mo.

Willodean was born Jan. 18, 1927, in Vina, Ala., to the late Willie A. and Rosa Lee (Sparks) Carpenter. She was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin Hesse. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Wayne Carpenter, Mack Carpenter and Malcolm Carpenter.

She owned and operated Modern Beauty Shop in Weiner for many years. She and her husband also owned Hesse Equipment Co. in Fair Oaks.

She is survived by her daughter, Linda Jean (Larry) Tucker of DeSoto, Mo.; three grandsons, Cooper (Kathleen) Tucker of Festus, Mo., Matt (Julie) Tucker of St. Louis and Adam Tucker of Bonne Terre, Mo.; three great-grandchildren, Madison, Mason and Wesley. She is also survived by her former husband, Elmer Cooper of Weiner; and one sister, Ann Dennis of Waldenburg.

She is also survived by three stepsons, Jim (Linda) Hesse of Weiner, Phil (Patricia) Hesse of Weiner and Dan (Charlotte) Hesse of Cordova, Tenn.; seven grandchildren, Mike (Tara) Kinard, Kip (Pamela) Hesse, Zach Hesse, Jessica (Josh) McClard, Candace (Tim) Cooper, Barry (Krissi) Hesse and Kara (Jeff) Money; and 12 great-grandchildren, Hannah, Austen, Parker, Grier, Charly, Maeve, Sloane, Cross, Jesse, Luke, Jadyn and Cal.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at Zion Lutheran Church in Waldenburg. Burial will follow at Waldenburg Cemetery under the direction of Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home.

Visitation is Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the church.

Pallbearers will be Cooper Tucker, Matt Tucker, Adam Tucker, Mark Dennis, Kip Hesse and Barry Hesse.

Memorials may be made to the church or cemetery.

Mondrie Wilson

Jonesboro- Mondrie Wilson, 94, passed away Tuesday, June 9, 2015.

She was born September 25, 1920 in Jonesboro to the late William and Charlcie Dacus Gambill.  She retired from General Electric and worked at Massanelli’s Cleaners. She loved to garden, sew, quilt, paint and fish. Mrs. Wilson was a resident of Lakeside Nursing Center and member of Highland Drive Baptist Church.

She was survived by her son, Jesse S. Wilson; a grandson, Jesse Caton Wilson; a niece and three nephews and a friend, Lezle Wilson.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Clifford Wilson in 2013; three sisters, Edith Belcher, Grace Richie and Genelle Rook; four brothers, Stanford Gambill, William Gambill, Harland Gambill and Ernest Gambill.

A celebration of her life will be 11:00 am Friday, June 12, 2015 at Gregg- Langford Bookout Funeral Home with Rev. Johnny Hutchison. Burial will private.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 am until time of service Friday at the funeral home.

Lasting memorials may be given to Highland Drive Baptist Church.


Diana Carolyn Husketh

Jonesboro- Diana Carolyn Husketh, 68, the Father called her home to be with her Savior Jesus Christ, Wednesday, June 3, 2015.

She was born May 29, 1947 in Jonesboro to the late James and Louetta Warren. Diana married John Richard Husketh on March 22, 1961. Diana retired from Jonesboro Public Schools after 33 years.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John R; a niece, Cindy Warren and a grandchild.

She is survived by her daughter, Donna Lou Husketh- Carter; a son-in-law, Wayne Carter; two grandsons, Eric Carter and Dustin Carter all of Jonesboro; a brother, Jimmy Warren of Bryant; four sisters, Linda (Bob) Price of Wataga, Illinois, Dorothy (Greg) Peck, Pat Rece and Darlene (Jerry) Combs all of Jonesboro; and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of her life will be 2:00 pm Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Pine Hill Cemetery. Burial will follow under the direction of Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm, Saturday at Gregg- Langford Bookout Funeral Home at 300 W. Matthews Ave in Jonesboro.


James Osborn

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Jonesboro- James G. Osborn, 85, passed away early Monday morning at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born October 12, 1929 in Jonesboro.  He was the son of the late Perry G. Osborn and Laura Hopkins Moore.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Geraldine “Ms. Gerrie” Osborn; children, Gwen (Robby) Gardner of Little Rock, Gerry Mark Osborn of Mablevale, Ginger (Jeff) Richards of Dallas, Texas, James G. Osborn, Jr. and Isaac James Osborn of Jonesboro; grandchildren, Michael Sean Osborn, Amy Caroline Osborn, Dana (Jason) Barnett, Melinda (Jamey) Black, Laurie (Ray) Galloway, Ginny Gardner, Molly (Clay) Parker, Charley Gardner, Maggie Howe, Michelle Osborn, Kathryn (Blake) Jones, Patrick Mulcahy, Shane Mulcahy, Sarah Richards, Faith Richards; nineteen great grandchildren; three brothers, Paul S. (Gail) Osborn, George (Janice) Osborn, Perry L. (Judy) Osborn and many nieces and nephews.

Jim is preceded in death by both his parents, his son, Gary Michael Osborn and infant daughter, Laura Osborn.

He attended Arkansas State University where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. Jim was a founding partner of Osborn & Osborn, CPA’s, and PLLC celebrating fifty years in 2008. He was dedicated to his profession and to the welfare of each individual or company that entrusted his services.

The James G. Osborn Scholarship in Accounting was established at Arkansas State University by an anonymous Jonesboro couple to honor his service and friendship.

From his late teenage years until later in his adult life, he was a member of the Blessed Sacrament Church Choir.  He was as passionate about singing as he was his profession and fishing.  He sang for many weddings of family and friends including his own two daughter’s weddings.

Jim was a member of the Jonesboro Bass Club for many, many years.  There were very few weekends in his life that he didn’t have a rod & reel in his hands, a string of fish in the “live well” and a tournament trophy to add to his collection.

He was a Korean War Veteran, having served as an Artillery Forward Observer and later as a Battery Commander.  Jim was awarded the Bronze Star.  He remained in the Active Army Reserve until November 10, 1966 when he elected to transfer to the Retired Reserve with the rank of Major.

Jim wrote and had published, “Grandfather Soldier”, recounting his life and time of service in the Korean War for his grandchildren to know and share his stories.

He served on the Board of Trustees of Holy Angels Convent for many years.

Jim was a Conservative Republican and a Patriot.  He loved his Country and had strong opinions on our government and its place in our lives.

He was a man of many words… and often expressed them in letters to the editors of newspapers.  He was a force to be reckoned with when it came to his convictions.

He led by example.  He believed that a man was as good as his word and Dads word was one to be trusted.  By his example, we learned life lessons that made us who we are as individuals and as a family.

He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, son, brother and friend.  He was loved beyond measure.  He was our “Big Jim”.

Rosary and visitation will be Sunday, June 7th from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home, 300 W. Matthews Ave in Jonesboro.

Funeral Mass will be 11:00 am Monday, June 8th at Blessed Sacrament Church with a graveside service at Holy Cross Cemetery under direction of Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home.



Vera Opal Buhrmester

Buhrmester- picJonesboro- Mrs. Vera Buhrmester, 96, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House.

She was born October 12, 1918 in Salem to the late John and Birchie Stephens Isenhower.  Mrs. Vera enjoyed 25 years working in the cafeteria at Valley View Schools. She was a member of the Community of Christ and was a volunteer for March of Dimes for many years. She was an avid Cardinals fan, enjoyed flower gardening and watching birds. She will be remembered for her wonderful cinnamon rolls and being a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

She is also preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Buhrmester Sr.; a granddaughter and a great-grandson.

She is survived by her children, Bonita Kirksey (Kenneth) of Jonesboro, Johnetta Hunter (Bill) of Lafe, Virginia Harris (Louie), E. J. Buhrmester Jr. (Myra), R. W. “Fuz” Buhrmester (Mable) all of Jonesboro, Cynthia Chapman (Melvin) and Cathy Clark all of Hot Springs; a brother, Vern Isenhower of Louisburg, Kansas; a sister, Kawanda Benton of Dallas, Texas; 16 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren and 21 great-great-grandchildren.

A celebration of her life will be 2:00 pm Saturday, May 30, 2015 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home Chapel with John Sawyer Jr., Bruce Primm, Carolyn Passmore and Martin Passmore officiating. Burial will follow at Keller’s Chapel Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm Friday, May 29, 2015 at Gregg –Langford Bookout Funeral Home, 300 W. Matthews Ave in Jonesboro.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are Terry Kirksey, Billy Hunter, Ray Hunter, Eugene Hunter, Mark Harris, Chris Buhrmester, Jared Buhrmester and Randy Kirksey and as honorary pallbearers Ray Buhrmester, Kyle Chapman, Josh Chapman, Jason Young, Josh Paul, David Shelton, Knea Morris, Kim Brack, Tara Stroope, Ashley Paul, Shannon Young and James McCellan.

Lasting memorials may be sent to the Community of Christ, 419 W. Highland, Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401 or Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House.

James Arvin Easley

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Jonesboro- James Arvin Easley, 59, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015.

He was born December 17, 1955 in Jonesboro to the late Charles and Kharlsie Easley. He worked at Digital Learning Network,  E. I. DuPont, George W. Jackson, Mid-South Health and Craighead County Jail and Abilities Unlimited. He was an avid gun collector, enjoyed playing chess, reading and when he was younger playing sports, running, lifting weights. He was an artist and was constantly trying to better himself. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather.

He is survived by his wife, Susan Easley; his children, Megan Hamilton (Seth) and Corey James Easley; a granddaughter, Skylar Hamilton; a brother, Michael Easley all of Jonesboro.

A celebration of his life will be 6:00 pm Thursday, June 4, 2015 at Ron’s Catfish. Each person will be responsible for their own meal.

Arrangements were entrusted to Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home.


Patricia Brewer

brewer, patJonesboro- Patricia “Patty” Brewer, 60, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2015.

She was born October 2, 1954 in St. Louis to late Chester Sutton and Dorothy Sutton Webb. She enjoyed spending time with family, going to the river and collecting frogs. She will be remembered as a loving mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and friend.

She is survived by her son and his wife, Roger and Amanda Pollard; three grandchildren, Zachary Pollard (Shelbi), Tanner Cooper and Jacob Pollard; two great-grandchildren, Bentley and Maci; soulmate, Dennis Whitmire; a brother and his wife, Johnny and Brenda Webb; nephew and his wife, Gaylon and Heather Webb; nieces, Valerie Grass (Jerry) and Victoria Webb; great-nieces, KayLeigh and Shianne Webb.

She is also preceded in death by step-father, Milton Webb; three brothers, Billy Sutton, James Rodney Webb and Michael Eugene Webb.

A memorial service to celebrate her life will be 10:00 am Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor John Travis officiating.

The family will receive friends from 9:00 until time of service.


Rachel Edna Whittingham

   Rachel Edna Whittingham, 84, of Jonesboro, passed away May 18, 2015. She was born August 1, 1930 in Birmingham, AL to the late John O. Lamons and Myrtle E. Cross Lamons. Mrs. Whittingham was the owner operator of Edna’s Alteration shop for 25 years, was a charter member of Westvale Baptist Church and will be remembered as a loving mother, sister grandmother and great grandmother.

Survivors include, two daughters, Donna Lumley and husband Ronnie of Jonesboro, Judy Sauser and husband Tony of Bono, one son, Ronnie Whittingham and wife Phyllis of Atlanta, GA, grandchildren, Andrew Lumley and wife Denise of Colt, Jenny Buhler and husband Lynn of Trumann, Cody Sauser and wife Sarah of Bono, Rachel Duck and husband Andrew of Fayetteville and Clayton Whittingham and wife Jessica of Marietta, GA, great- grandchildren, Lauren Lumley, Hannah Lumley, Brenna Lumley, Shelby Buhler, Jacob Sauser, Levi Sauser, Katie Sauser, James Whittingham and William Whittingham, brothers Johnny  Lamons of St. Louis, MO, James Lamons of Columbia SC and Bob Lamons of Charleston SC sisters, Margaret Williams of Jonesboro, Mary Taylor of Damascus, Janie Whittingham of West Plains, MO, Betty Burch of Marion, Nancy Hosman of Tyronza and Earline Sanford of Belvedere, IL.

Preceding her in death are her parents, her husband, Marion Earl Whittingham, brother, Carl Lee Lamons and a great grandchild, Molly Buhler.

Funeral services will be 10:00 am Thursday May 21, 2015 in the chapel of Gregg Langford Bookout Funeral Home (300 W. Matthews Ave, Jonesboro AR 870-935-5566) with Richard Akins officiating. Interment will follow in Trinity Cemetery in Bono.

Visitation will be at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 6-8.

Lasting memorials may be made in her memory to the Bono Church of Christ food pantry

Michael Gregory Walker

1652720-R1-046-21ATrumann- Michael Gregory Walker, passed from this life at 10:30 p.m., Monday, May 18, 2015 at the age of 50 years, 11 months, and 23 days.

He was born May 26, 1964, to Grady Steven and Martha Blalock Walker in Jonesboro.

He was a graduate of the University Of Arkansas in Fayetteville and a 1982 graduate of Trumann High School and a member of the University Of Arkansas Alumni Association. He was of the Baptist faith.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Martha Blalock Walker.

He is survived by his wife, Larra Grace Walker of the home; three step children, Megan (Scott) Clayton of Jonesboro, B.J. Heilman of Rogers and Reagan Heilman of Trumann; a brother, Steve (Laura) Walker of Denver, North Carolina; his father, Grady (Regina) Walker of Jonesboro and many nephews, nieces and other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held 10 am Friday, May 22, 2015 at the Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Darrell Miller officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the National Kidney Foundation


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