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Mrs. Willa Mae Brewer

Brewer PictureMrs. Willa Mae Brewer of Jonesboro, departed this life on Friday, May 8, 2015, at her home, at the age of 86.

She was born February 16, 1929, in Corning, AR, the daughter of the late Henry Williams and Rosalee Rice Williams.

She was a member of the Nettleton Assembly of God and loved gardening, raising flowers, and taking care of her grandchildren.  She worked several years at the Arkansas Services Center and the Nettleton Cafeteria.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Jay Marlin Brewer, one son, Donald J. Brewer, one daughter, Peggy Marlin Reynolds, one granddaughter, Donna Glasco, and seven siblings, Marie Warren, Robert Williams, Velma Williams, Earl Williams, Tressie Williams, Bessie Williams, and J.D. Williams.

She is survived by one son, Ronald J. Brewer of Jonesboro, two sisters, Melvina Daniels and JoAnn Bolinger, five grandchildren, Teresa Knight (Chris), Christy Bridgeman (Scott), Jeremy Brewer, Jennifer Hernandez (Pichi), and Candice Davidson (Michael), all of Jonesboro, and thirteen great grandchildren, Dakota Brewer, Eli Thomas, Olivia Bridgeman, Emily Looney, Jared Venable, Jacob Brewer, Travis Venable, London Davidson, Lawson Davidson, Adrian Hernandez, Tristan Knight, Cruz Hernandez, all of Jonesboro, and Jacob Bridgeman of Newport.

Funeral Services are set for 2:00 p.m. Monday at the Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home Chapel with Sister Rebecca Lapiro officiating.  Burial will follow in Pine Log Cemetery.  Friends may visit at the funeral home Monday, noon till service time.

Willa Mae Brewer

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Harvey Allen Cox Jr.

 

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Harvey Allen Cox, Jr., 70, passed away May 2, 2015 at his home in Egg Harbor Township, NJ.

After serving in the Navy on the USS America, he found his calling in television news as a Photographer at WAVY TV in 1969 and worked his way up into a long, storied, and award-winning career. Most recently, Harvey spent 10 years as News Director at WMGM in Atlantic City, NJ. He also spent time at KAIT in Jonesboro and WSPA in Greenville-Spartanburg, SC. He won numerous awards for his teams’ local news coverage, including an Emmy at WDBO (now WKMG) in Orlando, FL. Despite the awards, he was most proud of those he mentored and worked with in their careers.

He was born February 15, 1945 in Queens, NY, the only thing Harvey loved more than his work and the New York Mets, was his family.

He is survived by the family he adored: his wife of nearly 45 years, Marie A. Cox; his six children: Kerry A. Croucier (Richard) of Torrance, California, James Cox (Amy) of Glen Allen ,Virginia, Lynn Wilcox (Charley) of Jonesboro, Paul Cox (Ellena) of Bono, Robin Holcomb (Brad) of Paragould, and Robert Cox of the home; and 14 grandchildren.

A Funeral Mass will be noon Thursday, May 7, 2015 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church with Father Jack Vu officiating. Interment will be private at Arkansas State Veteran’s Cemetery in Birdeye under the direction of Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home.

 

 

Maxine Gibson

Lake City – Maxine Gibson, 90, passed away Thursday April 30, 2015 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice.

She was born January 10, 1925 in Jonesboro to the late James Jefferson and Mae Williford Asbill.   Maxine and J. D. Gibson married November 4, 1939 and enjoyed 63 years together till he passed in 2002.  She loved being with her family and friends, raising a vegetable garden and flowers, listening to books on tape, trips to the lake, fishing with her late husband and eating at Fishboat Restaurant. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and friend. She was a member of Providence Baptist Church.

Survivors include her seven children, L D Gibson (Alma) of Trumann, Shirley Gibson, Deloros Gibson, Mary “Kay” Gibson all of Lake City, Ronnie Gibson (Linda) of Jonesboro, Larry Gibson (Karalee) of Lake City and Terry Gibson (Judith) of Forrest City; six grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be 10:00 am Monday, May 4, 2015 in the Chapel of Gregg Langford-Bookout Funeral Home 300 W. Matthews Ave. Jonesboro, 870-935-5566, with Rev. David Mote Jr. and Jimmy Griffin officiating. Interment will follow in Pine Log Cemetery.

Visitation will be Sunday from 3:00 until 5:00 pm at the funeral home.

Honored to serve as pallbearers will be Kevin Griffin, Noah Griffin, Mason Griffin, David Gibson, David Fletcher and Zack Nichols

and as honorary pallbearers, David Mote Sr. and Joe Gibson.

In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House or Pine Log Cemetery.

Gladys Marie Hancock

Walcott- Gladys Marie Hancock, 88, passed away April 26, 2015.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, two brothers, two sisters and a daughter. She loved working outside and mowing her yard. She was of Baptist faith.

She is survived by her son, Jesse (Lisa) Hancock of Light, AR; a daughter, Euretha (Rick) Schuetze of El Paso, Arkansas and a son-in-law, Larkin “Buster” Penny of Paragould; three grandchildren, Robert Penny, Diannia Morsi and Vanessa Haynes; eleven great-grandchildren and four brothers.

Graveside services and viewing will be Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 10:00 am at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Lorado with Rev. Raymond Atwood officiating under the direction of Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home.

The family asks for no flowers, memorial may be sent to Light Baptist Church, c/o David Pratt P.O. Box 1  Light, AR 72439.

Carmelita Herndon

Bono- Carmelita Herndon, 52, passed away April 22, 2015 at Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House.

She was born November 14, 1962 in Jonesboro to the late Aren Albert Henson and Barbara Kitchen Henson. She was a member of the Woods Chapel Baptist Church. She loved to garden and to care for her family and friends and will be remembered as an awesome “Nanna”.

She is survived by her two daughters, Mandy Foster (Josh) and Nicole Herndon all of Jonesboro; six grandchildren; three brothers and two sisters.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ricky Wayne Herndon.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Gregg- Langford Bookout Funeral Home Chapel.

Robert G.W “Red” Koster

Bay- Robert G.W “Red” Koster, 72, passed away Saturday April 11, 2015 at St Bernard’s Medical Center.

He was born May 17, 1942 to the late Leslie L. Koster and Gertrude Bowden Koster in Marked Tree.

Mr. Koster was a HVAC installer and proudly served his country in the U.S Army during Vietnam.  He loved to fish, travel, watch westerns and spending time with his local VFW Buddies. He graduated Jonesboro High School in 1961.

He is survived by two sons;  Garry Koster (Amanda) and Robert Koster (Loria)  both of Jonesboro, a daughter; Gretta Browning of Bay, a step-son; James Barber of Little Rock, two sisters; Joan House (Tony) and Carolyn “K.K.” Shirley (Neil) of Jonesboro, two brothers; Jerry Koster (Carolyn ) and Russell “Rusty” Koster of Jonesboro, six grandchildren; Stacy Fox (D.J), Devan Koster (Amirah), Kyle Koster, Byron Koster of Jonesboro, Stephanie Hargis (Brad) of Ponca City, OK and John Caleb Browning of Bay and three great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was proceeded by a son; Lesley Koster.

A celebration of his life will be 2:00 pm Thursday, April 16, 2015 at the Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home Chapel with Rev.  Steve Evans officiating. Burial will follow at Pine Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be 12:00 until 2:00 pm Thursday, April 16, 2015 at the funeral home.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are Devan Koster, John Caleb Browning, Byron Koster, Kyle Koster,  D.J Fox and Brad Hargis. Honorary pallbearers are Charles Ritter, Mike Johnson, Stacy Fox and Stephanie Hargis and all of his VFW Buddies.

Peggy Hughes

Peggy Hughes

Mrs. Peggy Hughes of Jonesboro departed this life Saturday morning, April 11, 2015, at the Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro at the age of 85.

She was born August 18, 1929 in Kennett, Mo, the daughter of the late Henry Southern and Bessie Massey Southern.

She married Bob Hughes on April 5, 1950, and they enjoyed 62 years before his death in 2012. She retired from what is now NEA Baptist Hospital in 2008 as a unit secretary.  She enjoyed gardening, yard work and fishing.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two children, William Keith Hughes and Judy Becker, one grandchild, Nicole Williams, 1 great grandchild, Bailey Johnson, and three sisters.

She is survived by two daughters, Penny Best (James) and Tina Soyka (Randy), all of Jonesboro, two sons, Mike Hughes (Francine) and Timothy Hughes, all of Lake City, one brother, Johnny Southern of Sikeston, MO, one sister, Ruth Akia of Arizona, twelve grandchildren and twenty six great grandchildren.

Graveside services have been set for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery with Rev. Don Blackmoore officiating. Friends may visit at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. till noon.

Pallbearers will be Justin Best, Chris Ray, Allen Ray, Jason Jackson, David Hood and Bryan Hughes.  Those wishing to send memorials are asked to consider the Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro.

Jessie “Mutt” Fletcher

Mrs. Jessie “Mutt” Fletcher, of Jonesboro, departed this life Saturday morning, April 11, 2015, at the NEA Hospital in Jonesboro, at the age of 90.

She was born August 9, 1924 in Jonesboro, the daughter of the late Allen Baxter Coleman and Florence Gambill Coleman.

Mrs. Fletcher was a retired Sale Clerk with C & S Dept. Store.  She was a 1943 graduate of JHS and married Richard G. Fletcher on December 24, 1945. They enjoyed 58 years before his death in 2003. She was a member of the Cornerstone United Methodist Church and a Past State Mom for Order of DeMolay.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Howard Coleman, Edward Coleman and Doyle Coleman.

She is survived by a daughter, Richetta Connor (Randy) and a son Micheal Fletcher (Pam), both of Jonesboro, and two grandchildren, Katharine Rankin (Daniel) of Louisville, KY and Christopher Fletcher (Amanda) of Jonesboro.

Graveside Services have been set for 10:00 a.m. Monday, April 13, 2015, at Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery with Rev. Mark Cloninger and Daniel Rankin officiating.  Friends may visit at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home Sunday afternoon, 5:00 till 7:00 p.m.

Those wishing to send memorials are asked to consider the Cornerstone United Methodist Church.

William Andrew Long

Jonesboro- William Andrew Long was born and passed away March 22, 2015 at St. Bernards Medical Center.

He is survived by his mother, Hailey Drew of Brookland; his father, Andrew Long Jr.; a sister, Anita Jestine Basford; his grandparents, Jerry and Brandi Cater of Jonesboro; Rick and Carolyn Bush of Trumann, Andrew Long Sr. of Hickory Ridge and Marvin Wright; great-grandparents, Steve and Susan Moore of Jonesboro, Bill and Vicki Means of Jonesboro and  Johnny and Wanda Cater of Valley View; aunts and uncles, Michelle Hardin of Jonesboro, Dylan Cater of Brookland, Hannah Cater of Brookland, Chris White of Jonesboro, Sarah Moore of Jonesboro and Damien and Felica Long of Jonesboro.

He was preceded in death by a great-grandfather, William Means; his grandmother, Michelle Wright. As well as his uncles, William Long and Ronnie Drew.

A service will be 10:00 am Thursday, April 9, 2015 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home with Matt Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Tyre Cemetery near Cherry Valley.

The visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 pm Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home at 300 W. Matthews Ave. in Jonesboro.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are Andrew Long, Damien Long and Tommy Lauderdale and as honorary pallbearers are Kyle McCain, Dylan and Jerry Cater.

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