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Tommye Givens Obit Picture     Tommye Sullivan Givens, 93, passed away Thursday, July 16, 2015 at her home in Weiner, Arkansas. She was born in Trumann, Arkansas on April 4, 1922 to the late C.T. and Ione Sullivan.  She was one of five girls born to Mr. and Mrs. Sullivan; Marguerite Sullivan Holmes of Harrisburg, Bernice Wimpy of Harrisburg and Dorothy Sullivan Baker of Harrisburg, all deceased, and Betty Sullivan Murphy of Hot Springs.

She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Charles E. Givens of the home, by one daughter, Vicki Jo Givens Scivicque and son-in-law, Rev. Chip Scivicque of Auburn, Alabama, four grandchildren, Daniel Scivicque and Anna of Opelika, Alabama, Joseph Scivicque and Lily of Atlanta, Georgia, Amy Scivicque Edwards and Stephen of Atlanta, Georgia, Amber Scivicque of Auburn, Alabama, five great-grandchildren, Asher Edwards, Mattie Edwards, Augustine Scivicque and Evangeline Scivicque all of Atlanta, Georgia, and Michael Scivicque of Opelika, Alabama.

Tommye’s family moved to Harrisburg, Arkansas when she was a child and she lived there until she left to attend MSCW in Mississippi and Chillicothe Business College in Missouri.  She worked in Washington D.C. for a short period then returned to Harrisburg, where she served as Deputy Collector and Deputy Treasurer of Poinsett County.  In 1967 she was elected Poinsett County Assessor, becoming the first woman elected to public office in Poinsett County.  She served as County Assessor for 12 years, retiring in 1980.  She was also elected president of the Arkansas Assessors Association and served in that position for several years.  In 1983 she was appointed as Secretary of the State Democratic Party by then Governor Bill Clinton.

She was originally a member of Harrisburg United Methodist Church and after moving to Weiner, she was an active member of Weiner United Methodist Church.  She loved her church and faithfully served there for many years including several years as church secretary.

Tommye was especially close to her four sisters and their families.  Her daughter and grandchildren were the light of her life.  She made many trips to visit them in other states and five trips to Thailand to visit her daughter and family while they lived there.  She loved her role as wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

In October 2014, the 38th Annual Arkansas Rice Festival Committee honored Tommye as their “Woman of the Year – for a lifetime of outstanding leadership, service and dedication to Poinsett County, the city of Weiner and the Arkansas Rice Festival”.

Tommye spent 35 years working for the citizens of Poinsett County and the state of Arkansas.  She loved people and her job.  It was a pleasure for her to help someone.  Many years of her life were spent in public service.  She always remembered she was working for the tax paying public and enjoyed helping anyone and everyone.  She loved people and they knew that she loved them.

Funeral services are set for 2:00 p.m. Monday, July 20, 2015, at the Weiner United Methodist Church with Rev. Chip Scivicque officiating.  Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery at Weiner under the direction of Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home of Jonesboro.  Visitation will be at the funeral home, 300 West Matthews, Jonesboro, AR, Sunday afternoon, 2:00-5:00 p.m.

Active pallbearers will be Mike McDermott, Lee Murphy, Eric Baker, Bradley Wimpy, Kirk Baker, James Wess, Jordan Wimpy, and David Murphy.  Honorary pallbearers will be Tom Wimpy, Jerry Wimpy, Tommy Wofford, Allen Soden, Rob DeGood, Merle Williams, Laferrrel Wess, Linda Knapple, Bill Roberts, Johnny Rye, Larry Mills, Present and Past Poinsett County Officials.

A special thank you to the wonderful ladies who cared for Tommye; Nyoka Varner, Polly Cansler, Sheila Turner, Tawanna McIlvoy and Sherrie Myatt.

Those wishing to send memorials are asked to consider the Oak Grove Cemetery, the Weiner Fire Department or your favorite Christian Organization.

Dempsie Elgin McCamey

Pocahontas- Dempsie Elgin McCamey, 77, passed away Saturday, July 11, 2015 in Little Rock.

He was born December 29, 1937 in Okolona, Mississippi to the late Adolph and Lucie Pierce McCamey.  He was a retired truck driver.

He is survived by his children, Cheryl Lynn Spano of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma,  Roger McCamey of Spencer, Oklahoma, Douglas McCamey of Leachville and Rebekah Haan of Jonesboro; three sisters, Fannie Shipman (Herbert) and Bonnie Grantham all of Brookland and Shirley Parker of Malvern; a brother, C. B. McCamey of Brookland; twelve grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He is also preceded in death by a brother, Travis McCamey.

A celebration of his life will be 10:00 am Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Jolly officiating. Burial to follow at Pine Log Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm Tuesday at the funeral home.

Honored to serve as pallbearers, D.J. McCamey, Travis McCamey Jr., Jules McCamey, Phil Grantham, Jake Haan and Daniel Hundley and honorary pallbearers, Herbert Shipman and Barry Hesse.

Steve Crisp

Jonesboro- Steve Crisp, 55, passed away Monday, June 29, 2015 at his residence.

He was born February 22, 1960 in Jonesboro and lived here his lifetime.  Steve graduated from Jonesboro High School in 1978 and attended all class reunions. He also attended Arkansas State University. He and his family owned and operated Crisp Exxon Station for many years. In later years he worked at Kroger. He was a member of the First Baptist Church.

He is survived by his mother, Doris Clark Crisp; six cousins, Trish Bowman of Memphis, Vickie Binkley of Jonesboro, Kelley Landwehr of Warrensburg, Missouri, Brant Crisp and Bart Crisp both of Fort Smith and Scott Crisp of Jonesboro.

He was preceded in death by his father, Eugene Carroll “Gene” Crisp; grandparents, Harold and Eileen Crisp and John T. and Ethel Clark; a special uncle and aunt, William “Bill” and Dorothy Brown; two special uncles, Charles Crisp and Robert Crisp.

A celebration of his life will be 2:00 pm Friday, July 3, 2015 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bruce Venable officiating. Burial will follow at Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from noon until 2:00 pm Friday at the funeral home.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are Brant Crisp, Jim Wilkins, Thomas Stoll, Scott Crisp, Jay Neilson and Marty Bennett.

Lasting memorials may be sent to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 701 S. Main St.  Jonesboro, AR 72401.

Manley James “Jim” Fox Jr.

fox 2Jonesboro- Manley James “Jim” Fox Jr., 60, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at his residence.

He was born April 17, 1955 in Jonesboro to the late M. J. Fox Sr. and Estelle Maddox Fox.  He graduated Jonesboro High School in 1973 and attended Georgia Tech.  He had been manager of McDonalds, Wendy, Poncho’s, Steak Escape, Corky BBQ and others in the Jonesboro, NW and NE Arkansas and Memphis area.

He had been active in the Boy’s Scout growing up and earned the Eagle Scout Designation. He helped at National Jamboree in Idaho in 1971 and went to the World Jamboree in Japan in 1973. He enjoyed camping out, cooking, reading and traveling, he went several times with his family to Europe, Scotland and England in 1992 to WWII Commeration.

He is survived by his sister and her husband, Janet and Vance Kibbons; a nephew, Dr. Michael Scott of Kansas City, Missouri; several cousins and his dog, One-Eye Jack.

A celebration of his life will be 10:00 am Friday, July 3, 2015 at Gregg- Langford Bookout Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bruce Venable officiating. Private burial will be at Oaklawn Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 pm Thursday, July 2, 2015 at the funeral home.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are Dr. Michael Scott, Bill Hayden, Philip Williams, Daniel Fox, Dennis Hill and Brian Hill and as honorary pallbearers, Bill Fox, Pat McQuay, Leon Carlisle, Bob Cook, Linda Smith, John Meredith, Trenisha Hendrix and other caregivers.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to a local Boy Scout Troop or a favorite charity.

 

 

Bonnie S. Thornton

Paragould – Bonnie Sue Holcomb Thornton, 82, passed away Monday, June 29, 2015 at her daughter’s home in Pocahontas.

She was born March 5, 1933 in Egypt to the late James Joseph and Olevia Pearl Drope Holcomb. She married Alfred Brunson Thornton on September 30, 1950. She devoted her life to God’s work and her family.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Alfred; a son, Gary Thornton and all of her siblings.

She is survived by her children, Fred (Elaine) Thornton of Jonesboro, Regina (Ronnie) Hagood of Pocahontas, Susan Thornton of Greenbrier and Joe (Carol) Thornton of Paragould; seven grandchildren, Jeremy, Garrett, Karma, Katie, Matt, Cody and Levi.

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm, Thursday, July 2, 2015 at Gregg- Langford Bookout Funeral Home with Rev. Tom Hood officiating. Burial will follow at Pine Log Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from noon until time of service, Thursday at the funeral home.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are her grandchildren.

Helen Anita James

Searcy – Helen Anita James, 75, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at Searcy Healthcare Center.

She was born June 15, 1940 in Hickory Ridge to the late Roy and Lula Betts Green. Mrs. James received her master’s in Counseling from Arkansas State University and retired from Harding University. She was a member of the Cloverdale Church of Christ in Searcy.

She is survived by her daughter, Gerry Schnebly of Searcy; a sister and her husband, Barbara and Jerome Barnes of Searcy; two brothers and their wives, Bobby and Sandy Green of Wynne and Roger and Cheryl Green of Hickory Ridge; four grandsons.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Dewayne James and a daughter, Barbara Brooks.

A graveside service to celebrate her life will be 2:00 pm Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Nettleton Cemetery under the direction of Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home.

There will be no visitation.

 

 

James Dillehay

Dillehay, James

Jonesboro- James Wilson Dillehay, 84, passed away Monday, June 22, 2015 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House.

He was born April 18, 1931 in Newport to the late Theodore and Hilda Bradley Dillehay. He served his country proudly in the United States Marines during Korean War. He had a business degree from College of the Ozarks and attended Jonesboro Business College. Mr. Dillehay retired from General Electric and also worked as a realtor. He was a member of the Applehill Church of Christ and was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Grand Lodge of Arkansas and received recognition for fifty years of service.

He is survived by his wife, Wanda Dillehay; three step-children, Gaylon Ratliff (Risa) of Sherwood, Russell Ratliff of Harrison and Carol Martin (Jimmy) of Jonesboro; eight grandchildren, Justin Ratliff (Shawna) of Little Rock, Lindsay Kullenberg (Magnus) of Little Rock, Ethan Ratliff of Sherwood, Logan Ratliff of Harrison, Gavin Ratliff (Katie) of Harrison, Jase Robinson of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, McCartney Robinson of Jonesboro and Dylan Martin of Alamogordo, NM; a great-granddaughter, Lily Ratliff of Harrison; seven half-brothers and sisters, Charles Dillehay of Jonesboro, Hazel Hence, Juanita Fisher, Betty Dillehay, Junior Cathey of Newport, Bobbie Hager and Juanita Cathey of Newport; friends and neighbors, Heather, Brad, Brax and Harper Nuckles

He was also preceded in death by his grandparents, George and Della Dillehay and a half-sister, Shirley.

A celebration of his life will be 2:00 pm, Friday, June 26, 2015 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home Chapel with James King officiating. Burial will follow at Philadelphia Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm until time of service at the funeral home.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are his grandchildren.

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.

Online: www.mcnabbfuneralhomes.

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.

 

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