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William Marvin Whitten

   William Marvin Whitten of Brookland, departed this life Saturday, December 21, 2013, at the Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, at the age of 92.

    He was born March 15, 1921 in Monette, the son of Hubert N. Whitten and Mary Hazelwood Whitten. Marvin was a retired row crop and cattle farmer. In his retirement he enjoyed gardening and sharing his produce with friends and neighbors.  He was a Gideon, former member of the Brookland School Board and the Craighead County Equalization Boards.  He actively attended Cornerstone United Methodist Church and was a member of the Church of the Nazarene where he taught Sunday School for 50+ years. He was a WW II veteran having served in the U.S. Army Air Corps.  He married Virginia Hout on February 28, 1942 and they have enjoyed nearly 72 years together.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Hubert N. and Mary Hazelwood Whitten.

    He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Virginia Whitten of the home; two sons, Robert “Butch” Whitten and his wife Carolyn of Jonesboro and Jerry Whitten and his wife Mitzie of Brookland; three sisters, Lorene Anderson of Yuma, AZ, Velma Hout of Washington, IL and Nadine Bollinger of Topeka, KS; one brother, Alvis Whitten of Swartz Creek, MI; four grandchildren, Robb Whitten of Brookland, Matthew Whitten and his wife Paula of Jonesboro, Erica Loftis and her husband Corey of Bryant, and Alex Whitten of Little Rock, and two great grandsons, A.J. Whitten and Aaron Whitten of Cookeville, TN.

    Funeral services are set for 10:00 a.m. Friday at the Gregg Langford-Bookout Funeral Home Chapel in Jonesboro with Rev. Chris Hemund officiating.

   Pallbearers; Tony Bradley, David Head, Tim Hudson, Tim Murphy, Randy Rupard, Don Wicker. Honorary pallbearers; Mick Boland, Butch Erwin, Dennis Lamberth, Tom Murphy.

     Interment with military honors will follow in Nettleton Cemetery.

     Friends may visit at the funeral home Thursday evening, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

    Those wishing to send memorials are asked to consider the Gideons or the Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House.

 

 

Romualda Theresia Maria “Romy” Wilson

Jonesboro- Romualda Theresia Maria “Romy” Wilson, 75, passed away Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House.

 She was born on October 21, 1937 in Munich, Germany to the late Romuald and Maria Beilhardt. She was a homemaker and a member of the Our Savior Lutheran Church. She was a very charitable and loving person and will be remembered as a great mother and excellent cook.

 She is survived by two sons, Heinz Beilhardt and Ralf Beilhardt and a sister, Carmen Basl.

 She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jack Elmer Wilson.

 A memorial service will be 2:00 pm, Saturday, December 21, 2013 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home, 300 W. Matthews Ave.

 In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House.

 

 

Larry Lee “Cap’n” Hansen

Hansen, Larry -nJonesboro- Larry Lee “Cap’n” Hansen, 75, passed away Friday, December 13, 2013 at St. Bernards Medical Center.

 He was born on April 7, 1938 in Jonesboro to the late Oscar and Lura Weaver Hansen. He served his country proudly in the Arkansas National Guard. He retired from Bunny Bread and Union Planters Bank. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather.

 He is survived by his wife, Betty Hansen; his children and their spouses, Dana and Barry Forrest and Tonya and Steve Hinson all of Jonesboro and Sonya and Chad Gillmore of Batesville; seven grandchildren, Brandon Buhrmester and wife Holly, Cody Forrest, Ashley Forrest, Gus Hinson, Luke Hinson all of Jonesboro, Landon Gillmore and Logan Gillmore both of Batesville; three great-grandchildren, Cade Buhrmester, Connor Buhrmester and Collin Buhrmester.

 He was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Allison Blair Gillmore; two sisters, Marie Hansen and Jean Gibson; three brothers, Jimmy Hansen, Leon Hansen and Deon Hansen; a brother-in-law, Ernie Gibson.

 A celebration of his life will be from 1:30 until 3:00 pm, Sunday, December 15, 2013 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home, 300 W. Matthews Ave.

 Lasting memorials may be sent to American Red Cross or blood donation in his name or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Naomi Ruth Blackshear

Tupelo, MS – Naomi Ruth Blackshear, 78, died Saturday, December 7, 2013 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, MS after brief illness.

 A native of Jonesboro, Ark., she was born June 26, 1935 to George Ambrose and Edna Mattie Bell Powell. A 1953 graduate of Caraway High School, she went on to hold employment in the banking business for nine years and retired from the Craighead County Tax Assessor’s Office as Deputy Clerk after 24 years. She was a devoted member of Central Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School.

Survivors include her husband, Leon Blackshear of Tupelo, Miss; one granddaughter, Amy Blackshear Hughes (Matt) of Tupelo; one grandson, Chad T. Blackshear of Jackson; and numerous extended family members. Graveside

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at Jonesboro Memorial Park under the direction of Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home.

Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home in Jonesboro.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 

 

Leslie Howard Browning

Bono- Leslie Howard Browning, 90, passed away Wednesday, December 4, 2013.

 He was born on April 28, 1923 at Jonesboro to the late Ora and Nettie Browning.

 He is survived by a sister, Helen Minton and a nephew and his wife, Gary and Dessie Minton.

 A celebration of his life will be noon, Monday, December 9, 2013 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home with Rev. Falen Wainscott officiating. Burial will follow at Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery.

 Visitation will be from 11:00 until time of service at the funeral home.

 Honorary pallbearers are the Friends of the Love Hollow Hunting Club in Cushman, Arkansas.

 

 

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.

 

 

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