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Robert Donald “Donny” Scott

 Robert Donald “Donny” Scott, of Fisher, departed this life Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at the Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, at the age of 66.  He was born November 21, 1947 in Wynne, the son of the late Robert Dee Scott and Bonnie Jean Mahon Scott.

Donny and his father owned and operated a service station in Fisher for many years before retiring in 1993.  He enjoyed hunting and the outdoors and especially enjoyed mowing yards. 

He is survived by his wife, Carrie Ann Mross Scott of the home; a stepson, David Gusberry and his wife Teresa of Greers Ferry; a stepdaughter, Barbara Bowman and her husband of Little Rock; a sister, Deaanna Shelley and her husband Herman of Fisher; five grandchildren; two aunts and an uncle he loved very much, Margrete Malone of Fisher and Iva Belle Scott of Weiner and Joe Scott of Fisher; two nephews, Scott Shelley of Balch and Rodney Scott of Fisher, as well as other family members and friends.

Funeral services have been set for 2:00 p.m. Friday at the Fisher United Methodist Church with Rev. Dan Walker officiating.  Interment will follow in Fisher Cemetery under the direction of Gregg- Langford Bookout Funeral Home of Jonesboro. 

Friends may visit at the church Friday, 1:00 p.m. till service time. 

Those serving as pallbearers will be David Gusberry, Scott Shelley, Rodney Shelley, Steve Bowman, John Ekenseair, and Ray Davis. 

Those wishing to send memorials are asked to consider the Fisher Cemetery or the Fisher United Methodist Church.

Layne Ryder Hice

Jonesboro- Layne Ryder Hice, 4 months, passed away Sunday, February 9, 2014.

 He was born October 8, 2013 in Jonesboro.

 He is survived by his father, Kyle Hice; his mother, Amber Hice; two sisters, Cameron Swain and Keiley Hice; a brother, Laiken Medlin; grandparents, Jessie Warren, Wendy Warren, James and Stacy Green; a great-grandmother, Linda Carr; great-grandparents, Marlon and Helen Cambron; an aunt, Kristian Audon; two uncles, Michael Nix and Derek Warren and a great-uncle, David Carr.

 He was preceded in death by a sister, Angel Rae’e Swain; great-grandmother, Mary Ann Goldsmith; two great-grandfathers, Wilburn Warren and Leon Carr; two great-aunts, Robin Sue Simons and Cathryn Warren.

 A graveside service will be 2:00 pm, Friday, February 14, 2014 at Pine Log Cemetery with Pastor Roma Adams officiating.

 The family will received friends from noon until 1:30 pm Friday at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home.

Ada Dea Hill

Jonesboro- Ada Dea Hill, 79, passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at St Bernards Medical Center.

 She was born on September 28, 1934 in Memphis TN to Henry and Jessie Blackwood Jett. Mrs. Hill retired from Southwestern Bell,  where she was a telephone operator.  She enjoyed painting and going to yard sales with her friends. She will be remembered for her giving and kind personality and as a loving mother and grandmother.

 She is survived by three sons, John Hill Sr., Danny Hill (Julie) and Noel Hill all of Jonesboro; four grandchildren, John Hill Jr. and Mandy Pippinger (Robert) all of Jonesboro, Drew Hill of Mckensie TN, and Brianna Hill of Henderson TN; close friends, Doris Stephens , Joann Percifull, Katherine Lard, Susan Easley, Katherine Lard, Mildred Miller and Patti Burns.

 She was also preceded in death by her husband, Fred Hill; daughter-in-law, Reba Hill; siblings, Kathryn Barnhardt, Eugene Jett, Henry Jett, Alex Jett, John Jett, Jay Lee Jett, Betty Jett, and Floyd Jett

 Private services will be held at a later date.

 In lieu of flowers lasting memorials may be given to a local food bank.

Robert Paul Dugger

duggerJonesboro- Robert Paul Dugger, 63, passed away Monday, February 10, 2014.

 He was born on May 29, 1950 in Newport to the late George and Lois Young Dugger.  Paul was a true believer of Christ. He graduated from Arkansas State University and was a lifelong insurance salesman. He loved to play golf, fish and spend time outdoors. He had been an Eagle Scout and an officer at Elks Lodge 498. He will be remembered as a loving father, grandfather and a friend to many.

 He is survived by his wife, Patricia Dugger; a son, Bryan Dugger of Jonesboro; two grandchildren, Madison Dugger and Emma Dugger; three step-children, Travis Gober, Tiffanie Hill and Stacy Anderson; four step-grandchildren, Caitynn Anderson, Baylie Hill, Malachi Anderson, Reagen Hill and Tucker Gober.

 The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm, Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at Jonesboro Community of Christ Church at 919 Highland Dr.

 There will be a private graveside service under the direction of Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home.

 Honored to serve as honorary pallbearers are Wayne Blake, Gary Perryman, Todd Passmore and Jerry Lewis.

 In lieu of flowers, lasting memorials may be sent to John 3:16 or Celebrate Recovery.

 

 

Sue Bell

Jonesboro- Elizabeth Sue Bell, 74, passed away Sunday, February 9, 2014 at her home surrounded by family.  

 She was born on March 4, 1939 in Monette to the late Alva and Anna Harbin Brown.  Mrs. Bell retired after many years of managing the Jewelry Department at J. C. Penney’s and was a member of the Central Baptist Church.

 She was a devoted daughter, a loving wife, a fantastic mother, wonderful sister, amazing aunt and the best Nana. She was blessed with caring and loving neighbors. She enjoyed being a member of two card clubs, and taking the time to socialize with her many friends. She was a lifelong learner, with an interest in expanding her knowledge on numerous subjects. She loved the beauty of nature especially its wide variety of beautiful birds and colorful flowers. A wonderful cook and prizewinning baker, she always enjoyed a good pizza party.

 Her co-workers may have been known as associates, but to her they were a part of her extended family. She was respectful of other folks and their opinions even if she did not share them. Though she enjoyed lively discussions, one would seldom see her argue. She was a loving, caring woman with an inner glow that many saw through her porcelain complexion. Her family is comforted by her faith knowing that she is in a better place where she will be welcomed into open arms. A true Angel on earth, with elegance and dignity, Heaven is brighter now.

 She is survived by her son and his wife, Mark and Betty Bell of Memphis; two sisters and their husbands, Mary Ann and Bennie Minton of Manila and Fran and Chuck Stotts of Bismarck; her daughter-in-law, Laura Gramling; six grandchildren, Catherine Willis, Candace Weeks (Hatton) and Cody Willoughby all of Jonesboro, Sarah Clayton (Ish) of Dallas, Sally Bell of Hampton, England and Robert Hathaway of Memphis; six great-grandchildren, Lexi Willis, Ethan Willis, Kason Willis, Chase Weeks and Lauren Weeks, all of Jonesboro and Vincent Hathaway of Memphis; and many loving friends and neighbors who cared so much for her.

 She was also preceded in death by her husband, Bill Bell and their oldest son, William “Bill” Bell.

 A celebration of her life will be 10:00 am, Thursday, February 13, 2014 at Central Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Martin officiating. Burial will follow at Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery.

 Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 pm, Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home, 300 W. Matthews Ave.

 Honored to serve as pallbearers are Hatton Weeks, Cody Willoughby, Robert Hathaway, Chuck Stotts, Justin Minton, Michael Minton, Bennie Minton, Wayne Gramling and Richard Clay and honorary pallbearers, J. C. Penney’s friends.

 

 

 

Eugene Atkins

Jonesboro- Virgil “Eugene” Atkins, 65, passed away Sunday, February 9, 2014 at St. Bernards Medical Center.

 He was born on January 27, 1949 in St. Louis to the late Virgil Mabry Atkins and Dorothy Lucille Dennis Atkins.  He served his country proudly in the United States Air Force. Mr. Eugene worked as an installer and repair person for Southwestern Bell and AT&T. He will be remembered as a loving husband and father.

 He is survived by his wife, Barbara Atkins; a son, Jason Atkins of Marion; a brother and his wife, Terry Glenn and Betty Atkins of Jacksonville; a sister-in-law, Martha Atkins of West Memphis; his mother-in-law, Margaret Shannon of Jonesboro.

 He was also preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Wayne Atkins and two sisters, Yvonne Atkins and Judy Atkins.

 A celebration of his life will be 2:00 pm, Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home with Andy Neal officiating. Burial will follow at McDaniel Cemetery.

 Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 pm, Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home, 300 W. Matthews Ave.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are Jamie Callahan, Charles Haggans, Larry Cook, Barry Tolson, Mike Riley and Elbert Dubar.

 

 

Jewell Chambers Fowler

Jonesboro- Jewell Chambers Fowler, 89, passed away Saturday, February 8, 2014 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House.

 She was born on September 22, 1924 in Jonesboro to the late John Thomas and Sallie Ferguson Chambers. She was a member of the St. Paul Methodist Church. Mrs. Jewell worked for six years at Heinemann Department Store, prior to working for Mercantile Bank from 1952 until retirement in 1988.

 She is survived by a daughter and her husband, Linda and Russell H. Dowden Jr. of New Palestine, Indiana; three grandchildren, Kevin Dowden, Leigh Ann Roembke and Stacy Morgan; four great-grandchildren, Zachary Chester, Peyton Chester, Ryan Chester and Dowden Brooks and a great-great-granddaughter, Karsen Chester.

 She was also preceded in death by five brothers, Melvin Chambers, Johnny Chambers, Virgil Chambers, Benny Chambers and Joseph Chambers and five sisters, Nona Chambers, Zetta Fuller, Alberta Dickson, Ruby Hiette and Laverne Roleson.

 A celebration of her life will be noon, Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home with Rev. Charlie Sigman officiating. Burial will follow at Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery.

 Visitation will be from 10:00 until time of service, Tuesday at the Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home, 300 W. Matthews Ave.

 Lasting memorials may be sent to St. Paul Methodist Church.

 

 

Sarah Wortham

Jonesboro- Sarah Wortham formerly of Cash, resided in Jonesboro for 30 years passed from this life February 7, 2014.

 She leaves behind three sons, Farris Wortham of Jonesboro, Danny Wortham and Steve Wortham both of the Melbourne area; seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. She was formerly a member of Cash Church of Christ. Mrs. Wortham was an active member of the Nettleton Church of Christ. She along with her late husband, Harold Wortham owned a farm in the Cash area. She will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother.

 A celebration of her life will be 2:00 pm, Monday, February 10, 2014 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home with Jimmy Young officiating. Burial will follow at Johnson Cemetery in Cash.

 Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 pm, Sunday, February 9, 2014 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home, 300 W. Matthews Ave.

 Honored to serve as pallbearers are Seth Wortham, Bobby Wortham, Larry Wortham and Norman Bowers.

 

 

Francis James Gregson Jr.

Gregson, FJJonesboro- Francis James Gregson Jr., 70, passed away Friday, February 7, 2014 at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital.

 He was born on January 27, 1944 in Jonesboro to the late Francis J. Gregson Sr. and Dorothy Evelyn Arbaugh Gregson.  He received his master’s degree from Arkansas State University. He was a Psychological Examiner and a member of the First Baptist Church.

 He is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Christy and Matthew King of Springdale and Rachael and Tim Suiter of Vilonia; a brother, John Ed Gregson of Hughes; six grandchildren, Caleb King, Emma Katherine King, Clayton King, Gracie Suiter, Weston Suiter and Madison Suiter.

 He was also preceded in death by his wife, Joan Dunn Gregson in 2005.

 A celebration of his life will be 10:00 am, Saturday, February 15, 2014 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home with Rev. Bruce Tippit officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery.

 Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 pm, Friday, February 14, 2014 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home, 300 W. Matthews Ave.

 Honored to serve as pallbearers are Matthew King, Eddie Doman, Tim Suiter, Nate Magre, Pat O’leary and John Gregson Jr. and as honorary pallbearers, Adult 7 Sunday School Class.

 Lasting memorials may be sent to First Baptist Church Care Center or the Meals on Wheels.

James Luther “Luke” Johnson

Bay- James Luther “Luke” Johnson, 71, passed away Wednesday, February 5, 2014.

 He was born on September 1, 1942 to the late Frank Luther Johnson and Imogene Taylor Johnson. Employed by Fowler Food for many years, he leaves behind Wallace Fowler and many other lifelong friends at Fowler Foods.

 He is survived by two sons and their wives, Wes and Elizabeth Johnson of Jonesboro and Shane and Jeannie Johnson of Bay; long time friend, Lavetta Archey of Bay; a brother, Paul “Doc” Johnson of Jonesboro; a sister, Dianne Brumit of Texas; five grandchildren, Rachel Alcorn, Sarah Dulaney, Rebekah Johnson, Jenny Johnson and Shianne Johnson; two great-grandsons, Conner Alcorn and Conner Johnson.

 He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Norma Carpenter and Cybil Johnson.

 A celebration of his life will be 10:00 am, Monday, February 10, 2014 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home with Rev. Danny Taylor officiating. Burial will follow at Pine Log Cemetery.

 Visitation will be from 3:00 until 5:00 pm, Sunday, February 9, 2014 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home, 300 W. Matthews Ave.

 Honored to serve as pallbearers are Wes Johnson, Justin Dulaney, Phillip Rodgers, Cooper Taylor, Jimmy Johnson and Randy Field.

 Lasting memorials may be sent to Arkansas Children’s Home in Morrilton.

 

 

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