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Charley Mack Richardson

    Charley Mack Richardson, 76, of Ranger Texas, passed away on March 15, 2014 in Dallas, Texas.
      Charley Mack was born in Jonesboro to Willie K and Pat Richardson on March 15, 1938. He went to Weiner High School and graduated in 1956. Charley Mack was a successful entrepreneur. He owned and operated CMR Company for more than 40 years. Charley Mack embraced every day of his life and he never met a stranger. He was an outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, living on his ranch with his horses and catttle, and being on the farm in Arkansas. Most of all he loved his family.       

     Charley Mack is survived by his wife, Susie of Ranger, TX; two sons, Charley Mack Richardson II, of Charleston, SC and Chad Richardson of Fisher; six grandchildren, Allie Richardson, Ethan Richardson, Lila Richardson, Caitlyn Richardson, CJ Richardson, and Milley Mack Richardson; two great grandchildren Avery and Brentley Wells; two sisters, Katy Pat Dorsey of Kansas City, MO and Beth Ann Carpenter of Batesville; and many nephews and nieces.

    Visitation will be held at the Leon River Cowboy Church in Texas on Tuesday, March 18th at noon until 2:00 pm. with the service at 2:00.

   Visitation will be held at the Gregg- Langford-Bookout Funeral Home in Jonesboro on Thursday, March 20th at noon to 2:00 p.m.

    Funeral services will at 2:00 p.m. with burial to follow at the Fisher Cemetery in Fisher.

Patsy Virginia Schmidt

Jonesboro- Patsy Virginia Schmidt, 75, passed away Sunday, March 16, 2014 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House.

 She was born June 19, 1938 in Manila to the late Virgil and Edith Cornish. She was a homemaker and a member of the Nettleton Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening and bowling and will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother and her home was open to everyone.

 She is survived by two sons, Jim Wright of Jonesboro and Richard Wright and wife Holly of Reno, NV.; two brothers, J. C. Cornish of Cave City and Leon Cornish of Jonesboro; a sister, Peggy Lloyd of Jonesboro; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

 She was also preceded in death by her husband, Edward L. Schmidt and a sister, Irene Woodward.

 A graveside service to celebrate her life will be 2:00 pm Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at Bishop Cemetery with Rev. Stan Ballard officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home.

 The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at Gregg- Langford Bookout Funeral Home at 300 W. Matthews Ave in Jonesboro.

 Lasting memorial may be sent to the charity of donor’s choice.

 Honorary pallbearers are Steven Cornish, John Cornish, Phillip Cornish, Mark Cornish, Brian Cornish, Jim Wright and Scott McGaughlin.



Mary Frances Self Hudson

Mrs. Mary Frances Self Hudson, of Jonesboro, departed this life Friday night, March 14, 2014, at her home, at the age of 91.  She was born March 22, 1922 in Parkin, the daughter of the late Dr. C.A. Self and Aylia Mae Riley Self.   She was a good mother and grandmother and was known to be very creative.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Hudson and a brother, Clyde Self, Jr.  She is survived by two children, Joy Jackson and her husband Jack of Ft. Smith and Aylia Poston and her husband Al of Jonesboro, 4 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.  A private family burial will be held at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion.  Those wishing to send memorials are asked to consider the St. Mark’s Episcopal Church or the Two Saints Kitchen.  The family would like to send a special thank you to Dr. Joe Stainton and Dr. Doug Maglothin and to caregivers Bridgettte Coats and the Home Health Staff for their care and devotion.

William “Bill” Reddick

Jonesboro- William “Bill” Reddick, 79, formerly of Weiner, passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2014.

 He was born on December 29, 1934 in St. Louis to the late Joseph and Emma Reddick.

 He is survived by a sister, Catherine Caldwell; a brother, James Reddick; special friend, Tracy Foreson; several nieces and nephews.

 He was also preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.

 A graveside service will be 2:00 pm, Friday, March 14, 2014 at Oak Grove Cemetery in Weiner. Burial will follow under the direction of Gregg Langford Bookout Funeral Home.

 There will be no visitation.


Ann Marie Callison

Lake City- Ann Marie Callison, 45, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014.

 She was born January 31, 1969 in Waltham, Massachusetts to Patricia Porche Callison and the late Calvin Callison. She graduated Jonesboro High School in 1987. She received her BA in Biology and Nursing and her Masters in Biology from Arkansas State University.

 She is survived by her mother, Patricia Callison; two sisters, Deborah Callison of Scottsdale, AZ and Sandra Callison of Mulberry, FL; a brother, Wayne Callison of Jonesboro.

 The service will be private under the direction of Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home.



Wilda Harris

Jonesboro- Wilda Mae Harris, 84, passed beyond the spectral veil to be with her Lord and Savior Thursday, February 27, 2014.

 She was born on August 19, 1930 at Beech Grove to the late Tony and Eula Farley.  She served her country proudly in the Women’s Army Corp, where she met her husband and married in Denver on October 14, 1951. Mrs. Harris was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal faith.

 She is survived by two sons and their wives, Mark and Ginger Harris of Bedford, Texas and Brock F. Harris M. D and Candice of Jonesboro; three grandchildren, Christina Harris of Bedford, Zach Harris (Lauren) of Memphis and Chandler Harris (Amelia) of Jonesboro.

 She was also preceded in death by her husband, J. W. “Jake” Harris; a sister, Verniel Shock; three brothers, Orman Farley, Norman Farley and Houston Farley.

 A private service will be held with Rev. Mark Massey at Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home.

 A special thanks to Linda Ivy, Peggy Lancaster, Brannon Treece M. D., and the kind people of Home Health Care Professionals and Hospice, especially Tammy King LPN, Jennie Carr and Vida Rowland RN

 The family asks that in lieu of flowers, people perform a random act of kindness for a stranger in her memory.



Cora Lee Wimpy

Jonesboro- Cora Lee Wimpy, 84, passed away Thursday, February 20, 2014 at St. Bernards Medical Center.

 She was born on April 16, 1929 in Lepanto to late Charley and Irene Staples Woodruff.  Mrs. Wimpy received her bachelor degree from Arkansas State College and taught at numerous schools in Mississippi, Poinsett and Craighead Counties until 1960. She worked on the family farm until 2007. She was a member of the Valley View Missionary Baptist Church and a member of the Adult Sr. Sunday School Class.

 She is survived by a son, Waymon Lee Wimpy of Jonesboro; a sister, Opal L. Ward o of Trumann; two brothers and their wives, Charley and Dorothy Woodruff Jr. of Trumann and Wilford and Betty Woodruff of Florida; two grandchildren and their spouses, Chad Lee and Mary Wimpy of McCrory and Rebecca and Shawn Miller of Tennessee; a great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Miller; a sister-in-law, Wanda Woodruff of Pangburn.

 She was also preceded in death by her husband, Thad Waymon Wimpy; four sisters, Hazel C. Woodruff, Thelma Goforth, Mary Abel and an infant; three brothers, John Woodruff, Lawrence Woodruff and Russell Woodruff.

 A celebration of her life will be 2:00 pm, Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home with Rev. Pat Fulmer and Rev. Rick Hart officiating. Burial will follow at Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery.

 Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 pm, Friday, February 21, 2014 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home, 300 W. Matthews Ave.

 Honored to serve as pallbearers are Jeff Douglas, Greg Puckett, Mark Wimpy, Bryan Butts, Melvin Robbins and Derrick Pippenger. Honorary pallbearers are Kirk Dunn, Jack McCoy, Dr. Joe McCoy, A. L. Hollingsworth, Norman Ransome, Roger Blankenship, Jimmy White and members of the Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

 Special thanks to her sister-in-law, Lucille Wimpy, Margaret Nothwang, Jeanette Dunn, Deborah Rogers, Donna Morris and other caregivers who have served Mrs. Wimpy during her illness, Dr. Lee Woodruff, Dr. Steven Woodruff, Dr. Henry Stroop, Dr. Joseph George, Dr. Matt Wood along with all of the NEA  Baptist clinical and hospital staff and dear friends, Clarence Woodard, Jeanice Robbins, Betty Foster, Wilcy Mae Clayton, Cody Clayton and John Booth and all the friends that participated in Karaoke on the River and at Plumnearly Hunting Club.



Jack Knapple

            Fisher- Jack Whitfield Knapple passed away on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at age 79. Jack courageously battled multiple medical problems over the last several years. Jack was preceded in death by his parents, William F. “Willie” Knapple and Hildagard Scholze Knapple and sister, Wilella Knapple Downing.   Jack was a lifelong member of Zion Lutheran Church.  He graduated from Weiner High School and earned a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Arkansas.

     Jack is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Linda Lewis Knapple, whom he was married to for 54 years. Jack is also survived by his son, Whitfield Lewis Knapple, M.D., of Little Rock; his daughter, Valerie Knapple Angel, her husband, Rick Angel, and their two sons, Adam Angel and Zachary Angel, all of Little Rock.

     Jack was a kind and gentle soul.  He absolutely loved being raised and taking over the family farming operation, Knapple and Knapple Farms.   Jack loved everything about being a farmer and “living on the banks of the beautiful Bayou De View”.   

                Jack loved The Lord, his family (with a special love being “Papa” to his grandsons, Adam and Zachary), his farming community, his church family at Zion Lutheran Church, and the Razorbacks. Jack will forever be remembered for his Southern gentlemen traits, his plaid shirts and khaki pants, and his tilted farming caps. Jack’s memories will be forever cherished and he will be sorely missed by his family and friends.

        The family would like to express their appreciation to Dr. William Russo and his staff, the doctors and nurses at Baptist Health North Little Rock, Tracy Ashburn and the staff at St. Bernard’s Home Health and Bette Mross for their tremendous care and compassion. 

    Visitation will be at Zion Lutheran Church in Waldenburg, Arkansas on Friday, February 21, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. 

 The funeral will be on Saturday, February 22, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church. Burial will follow at the Waldenburg Cemetery under the direction of Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home.

      Pallbearers will be Keith Bise, Gerald Bass, Steve Carpenter, Tommy Cunningham, Mark Dennis, Phil Hesse, Pete Traymon, and Gary Zirbel. Honorary Pallbearers will be Charles Givens, David Burton, Paul Lewis, Tommy Wofford, William Russo, M.D., Leo Bartholomew, Johnny Brannon, Fred Williams, Kenneth Easter, and Paul Zirbel.

            In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Zion Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 40, Waldenburg, Arkansas 72475; Waldenburg Cemetery, 5041 Hwy. 956,  Weiner, Arkansas 72479; and the Weiner Fire Department, 123 West 2nd Street, Weiner, Arkansas 72479.

Rachel Clark Brown

Weiner- Rachel Clark Brown, 91, died Monday, February 17, 2014 in Jonesboro.

She was born November 22, 1922 in Ballew’s Chapel Community to the late James Allie and Pearl Woodruff Clark.  Mrs. Brown was a homemaker who loved gardening and spending time outside. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Harry Brown; four brothers and two sisters.

She is survived by a son and his wife, Tommy and Linette Brown of Weiner; a daughter and her husband, Cathy and Joe Scott of Fisher; a sister, Norma Johnson of Newport; five grandchildren, Joey Scott, Debby Maynard (Steve), Thomas Brown, Christi Marrow (Greg) and Spencer Brown; eleven great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

A celebration of her life will be 2:00 pm, Friday, February 21, 2014 at Weiner Christian Church with Rev. Dan Douglas officiating. Burial will follow at Walker Cemetery in Weiner under the direction of Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends 1:00 until time of service at Weiner Christian Church.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are her grandsons and great-grandsons, Joey Scott, Thomas Brown, Spencer Brown, Chase Maynard, Carson Maynard, Joel Scott, Trey Scott and Jeffrey Brown.


Donald Eugene Perkey

Jonesboro- Donald Eugene Perkey, 68, passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2014.

 He was born on July 24, 1945 in Jonesboro to the late Orval and Lorene Perkey. Mr. Perkey served his country proudly in the United States Air Force.

 He is survived by a sister, Mary Costner of Jonesboro; a brother, Kenneth Perkey of Tyler, Texas and several nieces and nephews.

 He was also preceded in death by a brother, Lester Perkey.

 Private services will be held at a later date.



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