Obituaries

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.

 

Thelma D. Blancett

Jonesboro- Thelma D. Blancett, 45, passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at Flo & Phil Hospice House.
   She was born August 22, 1968 in Kennett, Missouri to the late George and Alberta Bateman. Thelma was a homemaker and will be remembered as a loving mother, sister, aunt and friend.
   She is survived by her sons, Eddie Joe Forbs and Justin Wyatt Forbs; a sister, Cindy Mullen; two brothers, Dewayne Bateman and George Bateman; many nieces and nephews.
   She was also preceded in death by a sister, Rebecca Lewis and a brother, Jerry Bateman.
   A memorial service to celebrate her life will be 6:00 pm Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at Gregg- Langford Bookout Funeral Home Chapel.

Irl Luella Martin

Gassville- Mrs. Irl Luella Martin, 76, passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014.

She was born April 11, 1938 in Oregon County, Missouri to the late Arlie and Eunice Hays. Upon graduation from Couch High School moved to Jonesboro to attend Beauty School. While in school she met and married Charles Martin and they made their home in Jonesboro. He preceded her in death in 1997. She was a retired beautician and worked most of her career at Magic Hour Beauty Shop which she also owned for several years.

She was a member of the Nettleton Baptist Church, where she was active in her Sunday School class and singing in the choir. She loved spending time with her family, friends and also her church family. She loved her fifty years of doing hair and making “her ladies” feel and look beautiful.

She was also preceded in death by a step-mother, Laverne Hays and a brother, Raymond Hays.

She is survived by her daughter, Sharlene Martin (Dave Blume) of Lakeview; a grandson and his wife, Nick and Charlotte McGowan of Bono; a granddaughter, Mandy Williams (Brad Holloway) of Puxico, MO; three sisters, Carolee Barton and Betty Hendrix (Bill) of Thayer, MO and Reva Baker (Sherman) of Ozark, MO; a sister-in-law, Reverta Hays of Poplar Bluff, MO and several adoring nieces and nephews.

A celebration her life will be 10:00 am Saturday, August 2, 2014 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home Chapel with Loren Barton officiating. Burial will be at 2:00 pm at Ary Town Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Thayer, Missouri.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm Friday, August 1, 2014 at Gregg- Langford Bookout Funeral Home at 300 W. Matthews Ave in Jonesboro.

Lasting memorials may be sent to Nettleton Baptist Church, the Alzheimer’s Foundation or charity of givers choice.

Freda Mae Worden

Jonesboro- Freda Mae Worden, 85, formerly of Jacksonville passed away Monday, July 28, 2014 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House.

She was born December 9, 1928 in Cash to the late Clayton and Effie Thetford Jordan. Mrs. Worden worked at the phone company, Franklin Electric and was a pet groomer. She loved to fish and crochet. She was a member of the Bono Missionary Baptist Church.

She is survived by her children, Loretta Thornton (William Lyvone) of Bono, Marsha Davis (Woody) of Hampshire, Illinois, Paula Bumgardner (Roger) of Navarre, Florida and Jimmy Worden (Sharon) of Cabot; a sister, Johnnie Gibson Lammers (Burnis) of Jonesboro; a brother, Edward Jordan (Edith Jane) of Springdale; six grandchildren, Laura Gale, Amanda Vickers, Shelly Copeland, Kyle Davis, Curtis Davis and Jared Bumgardner; eight great-grandchildren and a furry four-legged pet, Bo.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, James E. Worden; a brother, Tommy Jordan and nephews, Tommy Jordan Jr and Darral Jordan.

A celebration of her life will be 11:00 am Friday, August 1, 2014 at Gregg- Langford Bookout Funeral Home with Woody Davis and Pastor Jeff Neeley officiating. Burial to follow at Herman Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Gregg –Langford Bookout Funeral Home, 300 W. Matthews Ave in Jonesboro.

Honored to serve as pallbearers, Kyle Davis, Jared Bumgardner, Cody Vickers, Bill Copeland, Paul Gale and Larry Naylor, and as honorary pallbearers, James McKinney and Norman Pittman.

Juanita Adams

Jonesboro- Juanita Adams, 91, passed away Saturday July 26, 2014 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. She was born, April 14, 1923 in Lake City to the late A.M. Carner and Ora Adcock Carner, She was a farmer’s wife who enjoyed quilting, gardening, raising flowers and children. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Preceding her in death were her parents, husband, Coy Adams, daughter, Anita Tennant, sisters Leavourn Mcgough, Bonnie Carner, Bettye Emerick, and Sarah Overman, brothers, Eugene “Bootsie” Carner and Raymond “Hatchet” Carner, and one grandson, Ricky Lynn Adams

Survivors include, her sons, Dennis Adams of Jonesboro, Larry Adams and wife Ann of Bono, sister, Norma Stotts, brothers, Billy Joe Carner and wife, Juanita, Marion Buddy Carner and wife, Linda, six grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and one great-great- grandchild.

 

The family would like to thank Sam from EAAAA and the staff of  Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House for their kind care and loving support.

Visitation will be 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Tuesday July 29, 2014 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home, 300 West Matthews Ave., Jonesboro with a graveside funeral following at 1:00 p.m. in Pine Log Cemetery, Pastor Doug Wellborn officiating.

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