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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.

Mary B. Long

Long, Mary -nJonesboro- Mary B. Long, 76, passed away Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital.

 She was born on June 30, 1937 in Jonesboro to the late Homer and Gracie Baltzell. Mrs. Long retired from Sears after seventeen years. She also worked for eleven years at Jimco Lamp Company, five years at The Casual Bar and three years at Clark’s Cleaners.  She was a member of the Crowley’s Ridge Cruisers Car Club and enjoyed going to car shows and visiting with everyone. She loved gardening, home decorating and was a wonderful seamstress. Mrs. Long was a active member of the Temple Baptist Church.

 She is survived by her husband, Charles Dean Long; two sons, Charles Lessley Long of Brunswick, Georgia and Jerry Lee Long of Jonesboro; three sisters, Conus Gardner and husband Leonard of Memphis, Betty Mounce of Mt. Home and Kathy Johnson of Ash Flat; five grandchildren, Angela Joy Riddle of Medina, Tenn., Leslie Janette Smith of Jonesboro, Lester Ryan Long of Bono, Jeremy Vincent Long of Miami, FL and Loren Hayley Long of Brookland; six great-grandchildren, Kaila Riddle, Kiristen Riddle, Sydney Woodard, Allyson Smith, Kaitlyn Long and Spencer Long.

 She was also preceded in death by two grandsons, Les Alan Long and Justin Long; three sisters, Catherine Edmonds, Rosie Baltzell and Eva Baltzell; four brothers, James Baltzell, David Baltzell, Billy Baltzell and Jimmy Lee Baltzell.

 A celebration of her life will be 10:00 am, Saturday, November 9, 2013 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Jolly officiating. Burial will follow at Potter Memorial Cemetery in Lepanto.

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

 Honored to serve as pallbearers are Fred Justus Jr., Terry Clouse, Ted Davis, Jeremy Farmer, James Gould, and Leonard Gardner.

 Lasting memorials may be sent to Temple Baptist Church.

 

 

Madeline Annabell Guntharp

Jonesboro- Madeline Annabell Guntharp, 91, passed away Wednesday, November 6, 2013.

She was born December 21, 1921 in Lauretown to the late Leonard and Ada Morris Goza.  Mrs. Guntharp was a homemaker, “a farmer’s wife” and had worked at Frolic Footwear. She loved to make crafts for her family and church family. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

She is survived by four sons, G. David (Rita) Guntharp of Jonesboro, Garland (Wilma) Guntharp of Hoxie, Jackie (Donna) Guntharp of Jonesboro, Terry (Venecia) Guntharp of Siloam Springs; four daughters, Milladene Shatswell of Jonesboro, Wilma Russell Doyle of Jonesboro, Judy (Bud) Dailey of Brookland, Linda (Paul) Stotts of Gatewood, Missouri; a daughter-in-law, Ann Guntharp of Ozark; twenty-three grandchildren; forty-one great-grandchildren; numerous great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Millard David Guntharp;  a son, James “Blondie” Guntharp; two grandsons, Dean Moran and Jessie Shatswell;  two brothers, Raymond Goza and Leonard Goza Jr.; two sisters, Velma Jones and Olay Niece.

A celebration of her life will be held on Friday, November 8, 2013 at 2.00 p.m. at the Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home Chapel in Jonesboro with Rev. Rogers Brand officiating. Burial will follow in Macedonia Cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday, November 8, 2013 from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. at the Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home in Jonesboro.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are Steve Guntharp, Jason Guntharp, David Smith, Dennis Guntharp, Carl Mac Rogers, Chad Guntharp and Randal Guntharp.

For lasting memorials, the family asks that consideration be given to People’s Faith Tabernacle, 714 State St. Walnut Ridge, Arkansas 72476.

 

Mary Ann Jansen

Jensen, Mary - nJonesboro- Mary Ann Jansen, 75, passed away Monday November 4, 2013 at St. Bernards Medical Center.

She was born May 3, 1938 in Heber Springs to the late Edward Schtatz and Norie Ethel Wade Schratz. Mrs. Jansen was a member of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church and was a retired nursery worker for the church. Mrs. Jansen also worked in medical records at St. Bernards Medical Center. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and working on craft projects.

She is survived by three daughters, Jeanette Eggers and husband Randy, Paula Sharp and husband Anthony and Monica Jansen all of Jonesboro; a son, Edward Jansen of Collierville, TN; a cousin as close as a sister, Mary Juanita Dodge and husband Jim of Mablevale; three grandchildren, William Sharp, Rachel Eggers and Lauren Eggers.

She is preceded in death by her husband, William C. Jansen; a grandson, Michael Sharp.

A Mass of Christian burial will be 10:00 am, Friday, November 8, 2013 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church with Father Jack Vu officiating. Burial will follow at St. Paul’s Cemetery in Pocahontas under the direction of Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 5:00 until 7:00 pm, Thursday, November 7, 2013 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home, 300 W. Matthews Ave. with rosary at 7:00 pm.

Lasting memorial may be sent to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are the Knights of Columbus, Tom Ford, Tom Gschwend, Roger DeRoeck, Ken Newberry, Don Throesch, Paul Gunter and as honorary pallbearer, Bill Kueter.

 

Mary Ann Jansen

Jonesboro-Mary Ann Jansen, 75, passed away Monday morning at St. Bernard’s Medical Center.

Arrangements are incomplete and entrusted to Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home.

Lynda Jo Eaves

HOXIE — Lynda Jo Eaves, 62, of Hoxie passed away Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, in Jonesboro.

She was born July 8, 1951, at Alicia to the late Etheredge and Ruby Butler House.

Lynda received her bachelor’s degree in business administration and was an ordained Assembly of God minister serving at the Corning First Assembly of God. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, sister and pastor.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, William Leroy Eaves Jr., in 2006.

Survivors include a daughter, Carrie Eaves, and a son, Buddy Joe Eaves, both of Hoxie; two brothers, Robbie House and wife Brenda, and Stanley House and wife Lillie, all of Jonesboro; two sisters, Tammy Curtis and husband Charlie of Jonesboro, and Patty Cornwell and husband Jimmy of Lake City; as well as her longtime friend, Mark Tannehill.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Walnut Ridge First Assembly of God with the Rev. Dale Hughart officiating. Burial will follow in Strangers Home Cemetery in Alicia.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday.

Arrangements are by Gregg Langford-Bookout Funeral Home.

 

Melton Earl Gambill

Gambill, Melton -nJonesboro- Melton Earl Gambill, 84, passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2013.

 He was born on October 22, 1929 in Jonesboro to the late John Melton Gambill and Cora Maude Booher Gambill.  Mr. Gambill worked at Child’s Company, M.E. Carter and had owned Gambill Grocery Store.  He enjoyed gardening. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and loved by all that knew him.

 He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Era Gambill; his children and their spouses, Linda and Bill Allen and Glen and Belinda Gambill all of Jonesboro and Cindy and Ronny Johnston of Farmington; three grandchildren, Lacey Maxwell and husband Brandon of Bono, Jonathan Allen of Jonesboro and Lauren Johnston of Springdale; two great-grandchildren, Eli Maxwell of Bono and Luke Allen of Jonesboro; a sister, Muriel Rains of Jonesboro; a brother, Kenneth Gambill of Jonesboro.

 He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Gene Gambill, Johnny Gambill and Frank Gambill; four sisters, Mary Goodman, Angie Beck, Velda Watson and Nelda Gambill.

 A celebration of his life will be 10:00 am, Friday, November 1, 2013 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home with Rev. Patrick Gillespie officiating. Burial will follow at Shiloh Cemetery.

 Visitation will be from 5:30 until 8:00 pm, Thursday, October 31, 2013 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home, 300 W. Matthews Ave.

 Honored to serve as pallbearers are Jonathan Allen, Brandon Maxwell, Jim McLaughlin, Glenn Crawford, Buck Bounds and Eddie Nelms and as honorary pallbearers, David Maynard, Leroy Turner, Bob Beck and Bob Lovins.

 Lasting memorials may be sent to Shiloh United Methodist Church in Jonesboro.

 

Agnes Cowles

Cowles, Agnes -fJonesboro- Agnes Marie Cowles, 77, passed away Monday, October 28, 2013 at St. Bernards Medical Center.

 She was born on May 4, 1936 at San Francisco, California to the late Perry J. and Elsie Waldbillig. She was a devout Catholic and a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. She enjoyed flower gardening. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

 She is survived by her husband, Robert Cowles; two sons and their wives, Gregory D. and Kathryn Cowles of Jonesboro and Danny L. and Leslie Cowles of Rogers; four grandchildren, Dustin L. Cowles, Peyton Pankey and Carson Pankey all of Rogers and Phoebe Cowles of Jonesboro; a sister, Byrnis Love of Marysville, Washington; as well as the many friends of the family who considered her a “Mother”.

 He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Eric Waldbillig and Donald Waldbillig.

 A Mass of Christian burial will be 10:00 am, Monday, November 4, 2013 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church with Father Jack Vu officiating. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery under Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home.

 Visitation will be from 6:00 until 7:00 pm, Sunday, November 3, 2013 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home, 300 W. Matthews Ave. with rosary at 7:00 pm.

 Honored to serve as pallbearers are Greg Cowles, Danny Cowles, Fred Buhrmester, Dan Thrasher, Dustin Cowles and Eugene Merrill.

 

 

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