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Wako Massey

Bay- Wako Massey, 77, was born August 11, 1937 and departed this life into heaven on March 11, 2015.

He was the son of Fairel and Verna Anderson Massey. He was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Bay. He loved his family, his church family and enjoyed fishing and hunting. He had devoted his life to his family and church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Millis Massey; a sister-in-law, Dalphany Massey.

He is survived by two brothers and their wives, Afton and Patsy Massey of Jonesboro and Milford and Zada Massey of Farmington, Missouri; two sisters, Predith Massey Hudgens (Gary) of Wentzville, Missouri and Loretta Massey Taylor (Earl Dean) of Kennett, Missouri; a very special cousin, Ulyess Woody and his wife Norma of Mountain View and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

A celebration of his life will be 2:00 pm Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Gregg- Langford Bookout Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Danny Taylor officiating. Burial to follow at Pine Log Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm Friday, March 13, 2015 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home at 300 W. Matthews Ave. in Jonesboro.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are Randy Mink, Chad Colvert, Chad Robbins, Bill Newton, Dale Woods and Tommy Hancock and as honorary pallbearers the Men’s Class at Bay First Baptist Church.

Lasting memorials may be sent to Bay First Baptist Church Building Fund.

Lt. Colonel (retired) Hal Altman Detrick

Federal Way, Washington- Lt. Colonel (RET) Hal Altman Detrick, 93, a Jonesboro native, went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, March 7th, 2015.

Hal was born February 24, 1922 in Jonesboro to the late O.R. Detrick and Ora Berry Detrick. Dedicated to his family and country, Hal served 38 years of active service beginning with the Arkansas National Guard, the US Army Air Corps, and the US Air Force, retiring in 1977. Since retiring, Hal continued to serve his community through many opportunities of volunteerism.

Also preceded in death by his loving wife of 61 years, Carolyn Spears Detrick and grandson, David Scott Diggs.

Hal is survived by three daughters, Diana Detrick Cundiff (Kenneth), Melissa Detrick-Douglas (Andrew), and Cynthia Detrick Meredith (Ronald); grandsons Hal Detrick Diggs and Adam Detrick Baker; granddaughter Amanda C. Armstrong and six great-grandchildren.

A celebration of his life will be 10:00 am Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home with Rev. Emil Williams officiating. Hal will be laid to rest in Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery with military honors.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 pm Friday, March 13, 2015 at the funeral home.

Danyel Reid Worsley

Worsley, DanyelSherwood- Danyel Reid Worsley, 29, passed Monday, March 9, 2015.

He was born November 22, 1985 in Memphis, Tennessee. He worked as home health care worker with Superior Health Care in Jonesboro and Little Rock. He was a devoted Christian who loved people and wanted to serve God and his community. He will be remembered as a loving son and brother.

He is survived by his mother, Sarah Louise Worsley of Jonesboro; his father, Dale Reid Worsley a sister, Leanne Rebecca Rose of Jonesboro; a grandmother, Loree Worsley of Jonesboro and a host of friends and co-workers.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Harry Dale Worsley, Bobby Gene Dement Sr. and Helen Louise Dement.

A celebration of his life will be 2:00 pm, Friday, March 13, 2015 at The Rock of NEA at 4318 E. Johnson with Rev. Terry Watson officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery under the direction of Gregg- Langford Bookout Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm Thursday, March 12, 2015 at Gregg –Langford Bookout Funeral Home at 300 W. Matthews Ave.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are Brad Watson, Cleatus Rose, Blake Fontz, Cameron Fontz, Jeremy Brown, Jeff Watson and Joe Borden.

 

 

Henry Paul Sharp

Sharp, PaulJonesboro – Henry Paul Sharp, 88, passed away on March 7, 2015, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro.

Mr. Sharp was born at Hoxie, on Dec 28, 1926 to the late Harry and Louise Smith Sharp.  He was a WWII Army veteran and was stationed at Ft. Chaffee and Camp Beale, San Francisco, California, with a Hospital unit. Henry recently celebrated his 70th wedding anniversary with his childhood sweetheart Irma Pierce Sharp who he married Jan 27, 1945.

After his honorable discharge from the Army he returned to Jonesboro and worked at a mattress factory and the RC Cola plant before getting his start into farming with Clyde Keller.  He bought his own farm and produced rice, soybeans and cotton until he retired in 1992.

Henry loved people and was always helpful, fun loving and generous with those in need and especially enjoyed time with his grandchildren, great grandchildren and relatives.  In later years he liked to garden and share his produce with friends and family, oversee the farm, and spend time at the lake.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman and was a skilled duck hunting guide on the Keller Lake in younger years.  Henry was a faithful member of Big Creek Valley Church.

He is survived by his loving wife Irma; one daughter Barbara (Jerry) Welch; three grandchildren Jenifer Paschall (John) of Paris, TN, Jeremy Welch of West Memphis, Jonathan (Pam) Welch of Oakland, TN; three great grandchildren Hannah and Luke Paschall, and Abigail Welch.

Henry was preceded in death by his brothers and their wives, Finnard and Lacy Sharp, Staton and Dorothy Sharp and Lloyd and Eva Sharp.

A celebration of his life will be at 2:00 pm Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at Gregg Langford Bookout Funeral Chapel with Pastor Gary Gipson officiating.  Burial will follow at Kellers Chapel Cemetery with military honors.

The family will receive friends from noon until 2:00 pm Wednesday at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home, 300 W. Matthews Ave in Jonesboro.

Honored to serve as pallbearers:  Jeremy Welch, Jonathan Welch, John Paschall, Kenny Hendrix, Caleb Hendrix and .  Honorary Pallbearers: Jerry Welch, Luke Paschall, Russell Hendrix, Roger Faust, Butch Fergerson, Curtis Pierce, Charles Pierce, Herbert Pierce, Bob Montgomery, Bobby Barrett, Will Pierce, David Pierce, Matt Pierce,  Larry Sharp, Paul Pierce, Garfield Edgar, Jimmy Thompson and Tucker Housley.

Betty Dean Faulkenberry

Bay- Betty Dean Faulkenberry, 82, passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital.

She was born August 13, 1932 in Cleburne County, Arkansas to the late Posey and Clea Barnett Moody. She was a member of Bowman Baptist Church and retired from Sears. She will be remembered as the family matriarch.

She is survived by a daughter and her husband, Brenda and David Halfacre of Bay; two granddaughters and their husbands, Kendra and Neil Langston of Ft. Worth, Texas and Kwinn and Stephen Tucker of Chester, Penn.; two great-grandsons, Chase Micaiah Tucker and Maxwell Cap Tucker; seven nieces and nephews, Steve Moody, Rex Holt, Deborah Maglothin, Susan Middlecamp, Donna Rogers, Melody Rawlins and Patty Kelly.

She is also preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth “Cap” Faulkenberry; a brother and his wife, O.W. and Johnnie Moody.

A celebration of her life will be 2:00 pm Sunday, March 8, 2015 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Loggins officiating. Burial will follow at Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery.

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

Lasting memorials may be sent to Lunsford Baptist Church.

Freda Mae Henderson

Williford- Freda Mae Henderson, 63, passed away Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at her residence.

She was born August 11, 1951 in Jonesboro to the late Floyd and Mary Jo Cooksey. She and her husband, Lynn owned and operated Lynn’s Upholstery in Jonesboro for many years.

She is survived by her husband, Lynn Henderson; two sons and their wives, Brent and Stephanie Henderson and Kris and Angie Henderson; seven grandchildren, Cody Henderson, Kayla Rece, Cade  Huff Henderson, Rachel Henderson, Taylor Henderson, Jacob Henderson and Kord Henderson; two brothers, Michael Cooksey and Gene Cooksey; a sister, Judy Cooksey; several nieces and nephews.

She is also preceded in death by two brothers, Steve Cooksey and Tonny Cooksey; a nephew, Corky Cooksey; twin grandsons, Toxey and Briar Henderson.

A graveside service will be 2:00 pm Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Pine Log Cemetery with Rev. Jerry Thompson officiating under the direction of Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm Friday, February 27, 2015 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are Bobby Cooksey, Kenny Freeman, Jacob Henderson, Cody Henderson, Garrett Bond and Ernie Roberts and as honorary pallbearers, Cade Huff Henderson, Shanon McGaugh and Bruce Seffers.

 

Kristal Jean Hollomon

Jonesboro- Kristal Jean Hollomon, 35, passed away Friday, February 20, 2015.

She was born October 15, 1979 in Baton Rouge, LA to Thomas F. Hollomon and Shauna Munn Hollomon-Prine. She moved to Jonesboro in 1993 and graduated Jonesboro High School in 1997. Kristal worked as a Phlebotomist with the Red Cross and will be remembered as a loving mother, daughter, sister and aunt.

Survivors include her mother, Shauna Prine and companion, Dale Snyder; son, Kade Hollomon; brother, Kody Prine; nephew, Mason Prine and a great aunt, Connie Crafton and many friends.

She is preceded in death by her father, Thomas Frederick Hollomon; grandparents, Billy and Neda Munn and a great uncle, Elwood “Uncle Dag” Crafton.

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Monday, March 2, 2015 in the chapel of Gregg Langford Bookout Funeral Home with Rev. Michael Martin officiating. Interment will be private.

The visitation will be from noon until 2:00 pm Monday at the funeral home.

The family requests memorials to be made to www.gofundme.com/mwvc08

Veda Marie Watson

Veda Marie Watson, 102, of Jonesboro, passed away Sunday, February 15, 2015. She was born July 1, 1912 in Rector to the late Marshall and Belle Abney Hampton.

She was a housewife and a member of Rose Chapel Baptist Church in Caraway. During World War II she was a  “Rosie the Riveter” for Ford Motor Company. She also worked at the Kennett Shirt Factory and a meat packing Plant in St. Louis, MO where she met her 1st husband, of 28 years, Omer L. Jones. Later she reunited with her childhood sweetheart, Wayne Watson,  and they were married for 22 years She will be remembered as a wonderful, loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

Survivors include her daughter, Linda Kay Lowe of Jonesboro, sons; Alan O. Jones and wife Linda of Little Rock, and Charles W. Jones and wife Barbara of Canton, MI,  daughter-in-law, Lorene Jones Henderson and husband Chuck of Little Rock, a brother Casper Rupert of Glennie, MI, and sister-in-law,  Sally Hampton of Bartlett, TN, eleven grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her first husband, Omer L. Jones, her second husband, Wayne Watson, her parents, son, Danny M. Jones and a grandson, Kevin Lowe as well as two brothers and two sisters.

A celebration of her life will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, February 19, 2015 in the chapel of Gregg Langford Bookout Chapel with Rev. John Travis officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant Grove Cemetery near Rector. Visitation will be  Wednesday the 18th from 6 until 8 p.m.

Steven Dewayne Blancett

30Costa Rica- Steven Dewayne Blancett, 53, formerly of Jonesboro and Walls, Mississippi passed away Saturday, January 31, 2015.

Steven served his country proudly in the United States Air Force and will be remembered as a loving son, husband and father.

He is survived by his wife, Tracie Blancett; his parents, Bob and Eva Blancett of Jonesboro; a son, Brandon Blancett of Jonesboro; two step-children, Savannah Young of Southaven, Mississippi and Charlie Young and wife Lauren of Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

A memorial service to celebrate his life will be 3:00 pm Saturday, February, 14, 2015 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home Chapel at 300 W. Matthews Ave.

 

Ralph Christian

Jonesboro- Ralph Christian, 83, passed away Wednesday, February 4, 2015.

He was born March 24, 1931 in Valley View to the late W. T. “Tom” and Jessie Christian. Mr. Christian was a Valley View graduate. He retired after 47 years of farming in the Cash area and had been a longtime Lone Star employee.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Carolyn Christian; his pride and joy were his sons, Joe Christian (Leah) and Rex Christian; five grandchildren, Amber, Rose, Amanda, Alex and Grayson.

He was also preceded in death by a sister, Fay Long.

A graveside service to celebrate his life will be 1:00 pm Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery with Revs. Gary Brown and Ted Darling officiating under the direction of Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 pm, Friday, February 6, 2015 at Gregg- Langford Bookout Funeral Home at 300 W. Matthews Ave.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are Jim Tubbs, Dave Keller, James Pierce, Greg Long, Elzie Danley and Bill Long and as honorary pallbearers, Johnny Ward, Bobby Crabb, Max Dacus, Bill Dacus, the Holy Smokers of Nettleton Baptist Church and Pastor Douglas Willer.

Lasting memorials may be sent to the scholarship fund at North Main Baptist, Gideons, Building Fund at Nettleton Baptist or Freedom Center General Fund.

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