Obituaries

Rev. Charles Albert Throgmartin

Lake City- Rev. Charles Albert Throgmartin Jr., 84, passed away Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House.

He was born on February 23, 1930 in Monette to the late Charles, Sr. and Lora Langston Throgmartin. Mr. Throgmartin was a retired minister of 50 years but was impressed by the passion of Christ as early as age six. He was a member of the General Assemblies of God with Lake City Assembly of God being his home church.

During his ministry, he was pastor, shepherd and mentor to several who later followed his footsteps in ministry for the Lord. He oversaw the building of two new church buildings for congregations in Senath, Missouri and Cotter, Arkansas. He pastored churches in northeast Arkansas and southern Missouri as he ministered tirelessly for his savior. Even after he retired he would gladly share the good news of the gospel when a pastor friend needed someone to fill their pulpit during their absence. He was a dedicated servant of the Lord who wanted nothing more than to please GOD and bring praise and honor to his savior Jesus. His passion for Christ was evident in all aspects of his life.

He is survived by his children, Renee Courtney of Lake City and David Throgmartin and wife Rhonda of Jonesboro; a daughter-in-law, Judy Throgmartin of Hot Springs; a former son-in-law, Stan Crawford of Paragould; seven grandchildren, Blake Throgmartin (Amanda), Jayke Throgmartin (Krystal), Amanda Wroble (Jason), Autumn Courtney, Caleb Crawford, Alexis Courtney and Amber Courtney; five great-grandchildren, Layne, Ethan, Jax, Noah and Eli; a sister, Beula Davidson (Robert) of Jonesboro; two brothers, Claudie Throgmartin (Helen) of Abington, Virginia and Paul Throgmartin (Rosemary) of Jonesboro.

He was also preceded in death by his wife, Euna Faye; a son, Charles Jr.; a daughter, Sharla Crawford; three sisters, Thelma Throgmartin, Lucille Howard and Verna May Throgmartin Pollard; two brothers, Carl Throgmartin and Leman Throgmartin.

A celebration of his life will be held on Friday, August 29, 2014 at 1:30 pm at the Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home with Rev. Kenneth Doke and Rev. Terry Watson officiating. Burial will follow at Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 pm, Thursday, August 28, 2014 at the Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home, 300 W. Matthews Ave.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are Jayke Throgmartin, Blake Throgmartin, Jason Wroble, Harold Hutcheson, Jerry Hutcheson and Donnie Hutcheson and as honorary pallbearers, Caleb Crawford, Douglas Stone and George Morrow.

Dennis E. Adams

Jonesboro- Dennis E. Adams, 72, of Jonesboro passed away August 22, 2014 at St Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born January 5, 1942 in Lake City to the late Coy and Juanita Carner Adams. He was of the Baptist faith and he enjoyed flying model planes and he went on to get his pilot’s license. He will be remembered as a loving brother, father and grandfather.

Survivors include his daughter, Kathryn Allred of Jonesboro; grandsons, Travis Allred of Jonesboro and Evan Woods of Marked Tree; brother, Larry Adams and wife Ann of Bono; nieces, Nancy Parish and husband Curt of Murfreesboro, TN, La Donna Tomlinson and husband David of Jonesboro, Kelley Dorton and husband Dan of Bono, Shelley Vaughn and husband Jeff of Cabot, and Lori Abel and husband Kelly of Southaven, MS.

Dennis is preceded in death by his parents; a son Ricky Adams and a sister Anita Tennant.

Graveside funeral services will be 2:00 pm Sunday August 24, 2014 at Pine Log Cemetery with Rev. Doug Welborn officiating.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm Sunday at Gregg Langford- Bookout Funeral Home, 300 W. Matthews Ave. Jonesboro, AR 72401.

 

Robert “Bobby” David Roberts

Jonesboro- Robert “Bobby” David Roberts, 75, passed away Wednesday, August 20, 2014.

He was born February 28, 1939 in Wynne to the late Garland and Frieda Roberts. Bobby served his country proudly in the National Guard. He was a supervisor with Southwestern Bell.  He was an ordained Deacon and a Sunday School teacher with Philadelphia Baptist Church. The past seven years he was a member of Central Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing and the outdoors.  He was well known for his barbecue and will be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather.

He is survived by his wife, Myra “Janie” Roberts; two daughters, Denita Roberts-Halcom of Jonesboro and Sherri Roberts- Arender and husband Scott all of Jonesboro; four grandchildren, David Halcom of Jonesboro, Broc Arender and wife Kristin of Cabot, Brant Arender of Jonesboro and Marissa Halcom- Brown and husband Logan of Jonesboro; a great-granddaughter, Keely Grace Brown; a brother and his wife, Roland and Pat Roberts of Wynne.

A celebration of his life will be 10:00 am Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home Chapel with Mike Martin officiating. Burial will follow at Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm Friday, August 22, 2014 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home at 300 W. Matthews Ave in Jonesboro.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are David Halcom, Broc Arender, Brant Arender, Logan Brown, Chris Bowman and Jeremy Bowman and as honorary pallbearers, Scott Arender, Roland Roberts, Keith Bowman, Buddy Brown, Darren Woodson and Freddy Brown.

A special thanks for the loving care provided by Dr. Rick Tate and the staff of Lakeside Nursing Center.

Lasting memorials may be sent to Alzheimer Association.

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Spencer Glisson

Harrison- Spencer Glisson, 97, passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014.

A veteran of World War II born October 30, 1916 in Jonesboro.

He is survived by two sons, Spencer (MaryAnn) Glisson of St. Louis and Bobby Dean (Ebb) Glisson of Salem; three daughters, Kay (Frank) Martin of West Memphis, Sue (Ken) Stewart of Harrison and Fay (Mike) Glenn of Barlett, TN; fourteen grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; twenty-nine great-grandchildren; thirteen great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be held 1:00 pm Friday, August 22, 2014 at Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery.

Family will receive friends from 10:30 am until noon Friday, August 22, 2014 at Gregg- Langford Bookout Funeral Home at 300 W. Matthews Ave in Jonesboro.

 

Mr. Larry D. Osborn

2, “Mr. Osborn”, departed this life Friday, August 15, 2014, in Jonesboro, at the age of 69.

He was born October 13, 1944 in Black Oak, AR, the son of the late J.E. Osborn and Sally Wilson Osborn.  Mr. Osborn taught school for 40 years, with 39 of those years in Harrisburg.  He retired in 2006.  He taught History and Social Studies and in his career taught over 4000 students covering over 3 generations.  He was a member of the Church of Christ, a member of the Poinsett Masonic Lodge and a lifetime member of the NRA.  He enjoyed outdoor activities and history trivia.  He married Henrietta Wallace on September 2, 1966 and they enjoyed 48 years together.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Jason Osborn (Barbara) of Black Oak, Jon Osborn (Dawn) of Jonesborn, and three grandchildren, James Edward Osborn, William Thomas Osborn and Lauren Grace Osborn.

Graveside funeral services have been set for 2:00 p.m. Monday at the Monette Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Gregg Langford-Bookout Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Friends may visit at the funeral home Sunday afternoon, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Jennifer Ryanne Boyd

Jonesboro- Jennifer Ryanne Boyd, 31, went to be with the Lord on Friday, August 8, 2014.

She was born March 9, 1983 in Jonesboro. Jennifer worked as an assistant supervisor at Kum & Go and she had worked as a CNA at Lakeside Nursing & Rehab and at Ridgecrest Nursing.

Jennifer was a happy, caring and lovable person always put everyone before herself. She would drop everything anytime she felt she may be needed even though she was not asked. Anytime, any day she was always there. She was smart, beautiful and always had a beautiful smile. She will be remembered as a loving daughter, mother, sister, Aunt Jen Jen and friend. We will miss you dearly.

She is survived by her mother, Lorri Lutz (Scott) of Jonesboro; her father, Carl Boyd of Cave City; two sons, Hunter Rainwater and Gunner Rainwater both of Jonesboro; four brothers, Kyle Boyd, Chase Boyd, Nathan Boyd and Brandon Lutz; two sisters, Andrea Dulaney and Chelsea Boyd; grandparents, Sylvia Mosby of Jonesboro and Florence and Carol McCallister of Poughkeepsie; best friends, Amy Elumbaugh and Jonathan Mosby and many other friends and family.

A celebration of her life will be 10:00 am Friday, August 15, 2014 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Shane West officiating. Burial will follow at Pine Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm Thursday, August 14, 2014 at the funeral home.

Honored to serve as pallbearers Jonathan Mosby, Chad Snyder, Bobby Dement, Deshay Dement, Matt Howard, Keith Elumbaugh, Brian Williams and Michael Harrison. Honorary pallbearers, the caring and companionate staff of Barnes & Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the family to defer expenses.

Betty Ruth Russell Blanchard

Bono- Betty Ruth Russell Blanchard, 67, passed away Saturday, August 9, 2014 at St. Bernards Medical Center.

She was born August 8, 1947 in Hickory Ridge to the late J.D. and Rose Lee Hampton Russell. She was a homemaker and enjoyed fishing, crocheting, bowling, going to auction sales, working with flowers and her dog, “Punkin”. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister.

She was survived by her husband, Bill Blanchard; her children, Bill Blanchard Jr (Becky) of Paragould, Cecilia Hodge of Bono and Michell Blanchard of Jacksonville, FL; three brothers, Dale Russell of Daytona, FL, Wayne Russell and Danny Russell both of Hoxie; two sisters, Dora Haff of Jonesboro and Debbie Huffman of Hoxie; thirteen grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren.

A celebration of her life will be 10:00 am Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home Chapel with Gerald Vickers officiating. Burial to follow at Trinity Cemetery near Bono.

The family will receive friends from 7:00 until 9:00 pm Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at the funeral home, 300 W. Matthews Ave.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are Jimmy Wood, Jerry Huffman, Danny Russell, Wayne Russell, Marty Hardy and Bill Haff and as honorary pallbearers, her brothers-in-law.

 

 

James Dale Cooper Jr.

Lake City- James Dale Cooper Jr, 25, passed away July 16, 2014 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center.

He was born April 13, 1989 in Jonesboro to Lisa Ann Pirtle Cooper and the late Jimmy Dale Cooper Sr. James attended Riverside Schools and the NEA Learning Center and he later attended the Focus Day Program and was a part of the Focus Home Program.  James will be remembered as a loving son and brother and a very sweet and loving young man who loved car rides and music.

The family would like to extend special thanks to Flora Brewer, the Focus Program and the Craighead County Health Department Nursing Staff for their kind and caring support, I.V. Specialist, Carrie Ray, the Nursing and Techs of St. Bernards Hospital, Dr. Julie Dow, Dr. Warren Skaug and Dr. Stephen Bates.

Survivors include his mother, Lisa Cooper of Lake City; sisters, Kathryn Pirtle and Holly Jean Pirtle of Lake City, and Tammy Cooper Watts and husband Jason of Trumann; grandmother, Mary Koegel of Jonesboro; nephews, Joshua Pirtle, Landon Cooper, Logan Pirtle and Calvon Branscum, niece, Adriana Pirtle five uncles and nine aunts as well as many other family and friends.

He is preceded in death his father, his grandfathers, David K. Pirtle and Archie W. Cooper; grandmother, Wilma Robertson; aunt Kathy Ward and an uncle, Tony Cooper.

A mass of Christian burial will be 10:00 am Tuesday July 22, 2014 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church with Father Jack Vu officiating. Interment will follow Lake City Cemetery.

Visitation will be Monday evening, July 21, 2014 from 6-8 at Gregg Langford- Bookout Funeral Home, 300 W. Matthews Ave. Jonesboro.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are Jason Watts, Archie Cooper Sr., Archie Cooper Jr., Chase Parrish, Mark-David Pirtle and Tim Cooper Sr. and as honorary pallbearers, Tim Cooper Jr., Christopher Pirtle, Brandon Pirtle, Samuel Pirtle, Joshua Pirtle and Thomas Matt Cooper.

 

Steven Rodney Clark

Jonesboro- Steven Rodney Clark, 58, passed away Sunday, August 3, 2014 at St. Bernards Medical Center.

He was born December 7, 1955 in Rockford, Illinois to Harold Gene and Gladys Clark. Steve was a co-owner of Trigard Vault Company of Jonesboro and a former manager of Malco Theater in Jonesboro for thirty years and of the Baptist belief. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, rafting and traveling with his wife and was a movie buff!

He is survived by his wife, Samantha Clark; his children, Erika Paige Clark and Geoffrey Allen Clark both of Jonesboro; his mother, Gladys Clark of Jonesboro; two sisters, Pat Clark Blake of Jonesboro and Donna Clark of Longview, Texas; five brothers, Roger Clark of Jonesboro, David Clark of Rogers, Lloyd Clark (Robyn) of Salem, IL, Paul Clark (Julie) of Jonesboro and Dennis Clark (Aneda) of Bono; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, H. Gene Clark.

A celebration of his life will be 10:00 am Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Grey Falanga officiating. Burial will follow at Pine Log Cemetery near Brookland.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 8:00 pm Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at Gregg –Langford Bookout Funeral Home at 300 W. Matthews Ave in Jonesboro.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are Calvin Perkins, Eric Timmons, Brad Clark, Zane Gehring, William Dunn and Michael Cottingham and as honorary pallbearers, employees of Trigard Vault Company and former employees of Malco Theaters of Jonesboro.

 

 

Garrel Vernon Rodgers

Hoxie- Garrel Vernon Rodgers, 71, passed away Saturday, August 2, 2014 in Walnut Ridge.

He was born May 6, 1943 in Marked Tree to the late Willie and Leona Rodgers. He worked for Riceland Foods for several years and enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time outdoors. Mr. Rodgers served his country proudly in the United States Army.

He is survived by his children, Robin Maxwell (Gary), Roy Rodgers all of Walnut Ridge and Becky Mathes (John) of Ft. Smith; five grandchildren, Brittany Leonard of Swifton, Gabriele Meador of Bay, Sharron Rodgers, Robert Krants and Boston Krants all of Ft. Smith; a brother, Vernon Petty of Jonesboro; several nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

He was also preceded in death by a son, Rocky Rodgers and a brother, Gerald Rodgers.

A celebration of his life will be 2:00 pm Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home Chapel with Steve Evans officiating. Burial will follow at Pine Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from noon until time of service, Wednesday at the funeral home.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are Gary Maxwell, Earl Hamby, Roy Rodgers, Travis Pinky, Jr. Petty and Jamie Mize.

 

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