Obituaries

Charles “Tottie” Rodgers

Lake City- Charles “Tottie” Rodgers, 73, passed away Monday, April 28, 2014 at his residence.

 He was born March 1, 1941 in Heber Springs to the late Leonard and Lola Ramer Rodgers. He was an independent truck driver and mechanic. Mr. Tottie enjoyed working with wood, building fancy birdhouse and enjoyed flee marketing.

 He is survived by his wife, Janice Rodgers; his children, Angela Johnston of Elkhart, IN, Kristina Wallace (Jeffrey) of Caraway, FL, Gayla Greer (Anthony) of Trumann, C. Victor Rodgers(Cathie) of Lake City, Tony Rodgers of Trumann, Steven Rodgers (Leighann) of Trumann and Donnie Johnston (Patty) of Elkhart; a brother, James Leon Rodgers of Trumann; five sisters, Nelda Shann of Silver Springs, FLA, Jackie Genns of Elkhart, Joann Wade of Elkhart, Joyce Meeks of Lake City of Lake City, Deborah Meeks of Trumann; a uncle, Lamar “Poog” Millus of Ellsinsore, MO; twenty grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren.

 A memorial service will be 2:00 pm Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Full Gospel Tabernacle of Trumann on Hwy 69.

 Arrangements were entrusted to Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home.

Gerald “Hoss” Roy Boren

Jonesboro- Gerald “Hoss” Roy Boren, 84, passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at his residence.

He was born October 3, 1929 in Dell to the late Earl and Lilly Mills Boren. Mr. Boren worked in the automotive industry.

He is survived by his wife, Patty Boren; six children, Darryl Boren, Tina Swiercz both of Jonesboro, Donnie Swiercz of McHenry, IL, Anglea Leary (Frank) of Bono, Mike Swierez (Carol) of WI and Kimmy Ford of Jonesboro; a brother David Boren of Tunica, Mississippi; eight grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by a brother, James “Dub” Boren.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 pm Friday, May 2, 2014 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home at 300 W. Matthews Ave in Jonesboro.

The service will be private.

 

Dorothy Louise Simpson

Jonesboro- Dorothy Louise Simpson, 92, passed away Saturday, April 26, 2014 at St. Bernards Medical Center.

 She was born June 24, 1921 in Tulot, Arkansas to the late William and Etta May Fowler Upton. She was a homemaker who enjoyed sewing, reading, gardening, flowers and cooking.

 She was survived by her children, Raymond Simpson, Bob Simpson, John Simpson, Linda Brown, Susan Bounds and Sandra Bell; thirty grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

 She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ulas Wilson Simpson; eight children, Jake Simpson, Infant boy, Herman Simpson, David Simpson, Michael Simpson, Frances Whitaker, Katherine Simpson and Sharon Simpson; a brother, William Upton.

 A celebration of her life will be 2:00 pm Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at Gregg Langford Bookout Funeral Home with Rev. Don Blackmore officiating. Burial will follow at Pine Hill Cemetery.

 The family will receive friends from noon until time of service Wednesday at the funeral home at 300 W. Matthews Ave in Jonesboro.

 Lasting memorials may be sent to American Cancer Society.

Chester Lavaughn Derr

Jonesboro-Chester Lavaughn Derr, 84, passed away Sunday, April 27, 2014 at St. Bernards Medical Center.

 He was born April 1, 1930 in Hutchison, Kansas to the late harry and Pearl Parks Derr. Mr. Derr was a member of the Greensboro Road Church of Christ. He served his country proudly in the United States Army. He worked for Southern Wood Box Factory for thirty-one years and Arkansas Glass before retiring.

 He is survived by his children, Patricia Smith of Batesville, Lavaughn Derr of Jonesboro, Terry Derr of Dallas and Mary Mills of Jonesboro; two sisters, Imogene White of St. Louis and Willene Collins of Clovis, New Mexico; a brother and his wife, Hershel and Brenda Derr of Kentucky; seven grandchildren, Desmond Mills, Jordan Mills, Cheyanne Green, Lawrence Derr, Tonya Templin, Kristy Riley and Angela Smith; six great-grandchildren, Shaun Templin, Sara Templin, Allison Riley, Chasity Riley, Alexis McLeod and Brandon Paluck; a  great-great-grandchild, Karmen Templin.

 He was also preceded in death by his wife, Alice Bernice Collins Derr; a son, Robert Derr; a son-in-law, Roy Smith; a great-grandchild, Kayden Riley.

 A celebration of his life will be 10:00 am Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at Gregg Langford Bookout Funeral Home with Mark Brewer officiating. Burial will follow at Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery.

 The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home.

 Honored to serve as pallbearers are Randy Oden, Marvin Parks, Butch Parks, Billy Parks, Paul Parks and Ethan Gibson and as honorary pallbearer, Jimmy Felts.

A D Loveless

loveless -nJonesboro- A D Loveless, 93, passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at St. Bernards Medical Center.

 He was born August 2, 1920 in Athens, Alabama to the late Elmus and Elizabeth Sanderson Loveless.  Mr. Loveless served his country proudly in the Army Air Corp during World War II. He had worked at Merman’s IGA, Blackwell Baldwin and Nebo Auto Center.

 He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Gladys Green Loveless; a sister, Mary Loveless of Trumann and many nieces and nephews.

 He is also preceded in death by six brothers and sisters, Carter Loveless, Eugene Loveless, Nora Stewart, Cora Copeland, Margaret Bandy and Marie Phillips.

 A celebration of his life will be 2:00 pm, Sunday, April 27, 2014 at the Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home with Kathy Holler and Cody Albritton officiating. Burial will follow at Philadelphia Cemetery.

 The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm until time of service at the funeral home at 300 W. Matthews Ave in Jonesboro.

 Honored to serve as pallbearers are Todd Loveless, Steve Merriman, Charley Long, Elvis Taylor, Leon Gearhart and Roy Grant. Honorary pallbearers are the First Baptist Church Men’s Fellowship Sunday School Class, Steve and Patsy Tricarico, Employees of Nebo Auto Center and drivers, Dr. Donald Guinn and Melba Thomas.

 Lasting memorials may be sent to First Baptist Church.

Arthur F. “Pilk” Eldridge

Christmas 2010 196Jonesboro-Arthur F. “Pilk” Eldridge, 87, passed away Monday, April 21, 2014 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House.

 He was born May 13, 1926 in Wilson to the late Miles Scotty and Sadie Alice Eldridge. Mr. Eldridge served his country proudly in the United States Navy. He was a retired farmer who loved to fish, shoot pool and garden.

 He is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Mary Irene and Clifford Coots and Debra and Keith Taylor all of Jonesboro; a sister, Thelma Sales; five grandchildren, Ronnie Coots, Lonnie Coots, Jeff Glidewell, Brad Taylor and Samantha Taylor; nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

 He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mary Adah Greer Eldridge; two daughters, Joyce Faye Glidewell and Linda Diane Eldridge; a grandson, James Arthur Glidewell; two brothers and a sister.

 A graveside service to celebrate his life will be 10:00 am, Thursday, April 24, 2014 at Unity Cemetery with Pastor Andy Neal officiating under the direction of Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home.

 The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home.

 

 

 

Kyria Rayne Seymour

SeymourJonesboro- Kyria Rayne Seymour, 11, passed Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Lebonour Children’s Hospital in Memphis.

 She was born January 28, 2003 in Jonesboro. She attended Temple Baptist Church and Bay School. She loved to be creative by drawing and making jewelry.

 She is survived by her father and hero, Joseph Seymour and wife Kimberly of Jonesboro; nine brothers and sisters, Ethan Seymour, Ian Seymour, Carmen Seymour, Colton Seymour and Jacobe Deaton all of Jonesboro, Destiny Deaton of Auburn, Indiana, Mason McCord and Isaak McCord both of Peru, Indiana and Logan Shelby of Jonesboro; grandparents, Julia “Nanny” Haulium of Jonesboro, Mark and Terry Clark of Imboden; great-grandma, Imogene Jordan of Jonesboro.

 She was preceded in death by her mother, Leah Shelby; a grandfather, Thomas Seymour and an uncle, Danny Seymour.

 A celebration of her life will be 2:00 pm, Thursday, April 24, 2014 at the Bay High School Gym at 700 School St. in Bay with Pastor Andy Neal officiating. Burial will follow at Oakridge Cemetery near Bono.

 The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm, Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home at 300 W. Matthews Ave in Jonesboro.

 Honored to serve as pallbearers are Joseph Seymour, Ethan Seymour, Eric Frey and Mark Clark.

Harold Ray McMasters

mcmaster, haroldTrumann- Harold Ray McMasters, 80, passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014 at St. Bernards Medical Center.

 He was born March 31, 1934 in Lunsford to the late Boyd and Cora Massey McMasters. He retired from Lincoln Manufacturing and attended Trumann Revival Center. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather who loved his LORD, family and baseball.

 He is survived by his wife, Patsy McMasters; his children, Kathy Pratt (Harlan) and Pam Baine all of Huntsville, AL and Steve McMasters of Bay; a sister, Lula McMasters of Bay; five grandchildren-  Jessica Chaffin (Andy), Jay Pratt, Patrick Baine, Derek McMasters and Kyle McMasters; three great-grandchildren, Raegan McMasters, Mia McMasters and Bryce Chaffin.

 He was also preceded in death by ten brothers and sisters.

 A celebration of his life will be 2:00 pm. Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home with Frankie Hardwick and Jimmy McMasters officiating. Burial will follow at Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery.

 Family will receive friends from noon until time of service at the funeral home at 300 W. Matthews Ave in Jonesboro.

 Lasting memorials may be sent to Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House.

 

Alberta Rogers Daniel

JONESBORO — Alberta Rogers Daniel, 89, passed peacefully away Sunday, March 30, 2014, at Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House.

 She was born July 28, 1924, in Delphos, Ohio, to the late William Frank Sherley and Dora Ann Cotterel Sherley. She was a member of the Black Water Baptist Church near Manila and enjoyed watching church on TV.

She retired from Angled Shirt Factory in Manila and had worked in a garment factory in Blytheville. Mrs. Daniel enjoyed gardening, sewing, traveling and spending time with her grandchildren. Her granddaughter, Kathy Jacks, was her caregiver for two years before she went into the nursing home.

She is survived by two sons and their wives, William “Bill” and Lucetra Summitt Jr. of Horseshoe Bend and Odis and Pat Rogers of Palmetto, Fla.; daughter, Frances McLamore of Lawton, Mich.; a brother and his wife, Charles and Virginia Sherley of Sulphur Rock; 24 grandchildren, William Summitt III, Gene Summitt, Amy Crockett, Kathy Jacks, Glen Summitt, Donnie Summitt, Rose Summitt, Garry Summitt, Elizabeth Jones, Christal Clark, Vincent Rogers, Ronnie Rogers, Randy Rogers, Donna Alm, Carol Beasly, Kim Beasly, Steven Beasly, Charlotte Mixon, Diane Bunch, Teresa Metcalf, Wayne Metcalf, Wanita Metcalf, Mary Horton and Karen Standlee; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two husbands, Milton Rogers and Leo Daniel; two daughters, Lilly Metcalf and Merle McCabe; grandson, Allen Metcalf; three sisters, Jane Robinson, Rose Rutan and Audrey Peterson; and brother, George Sherley.

A celebration of her life will be 2 p.m. Friday at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Martin officiating. Burial will follow in Old Enterprise Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until time of service Friday at the funeral home, 300 W. Matthews Ave.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are Jimmy Woodard, Kris Lamb, Jared Jacks, Elmo Stevens, Josh Scroggins, Garry Summitt and David Willis. Honorary pallbearers will be the doctors and staff of St. Bernards Total Life Health Care.

Lasting memorials may be sent to Lighthouse Pentecostal Church in Glencoe or Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House.

Glenna Berry

Jonesboro- Glenna Berry, 80, passed from this life on Monday, March 31, 2014.

She was born July 23, 1933 in Poughkeepsie to the late Glenn and Sylvia Campbell.  Glenna and her late husband of 56 years, Thurlo Berry, were retired owners of the Tupperware distributorship in Jackson, Mississippi: Delta Party Sales.  After retiring in 1992, Glenna and Thurlo returned “home” to Arkansas, residing in Jonesboro.   Glenna was an active member of the Southwest Church of Christ, the Craighead County Book Club, the Geneaology Society of Craighead County Arkansas, the Sharp County Historical Society, the Daughters of the American Revolution, volunteered with the Craighead County Friends of the Library, and many other social and charitable organizations.  Glenna was the author of a geneaological history of the Campbell family pioneers of Arkansas, and she traveled the state giving many entertaining and information speeches on how to document and deliver family stories and histories.  Glenna was also a member of the Loose Threads Quilt Club and made many beautiful quilts for family as well as for charitable donations. 
Glenna is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Becky and Ernest Anaya of Atlanta, GA and Ann and Terry Perkins of Jackson, Mississippi; a grandson, Thurlo Timothy Berry of the home; a great-grandson, Thurlo Aidan Berry of Atlanta; four sisters and their husbands, Jan and Tom Phillips of Wilmington NC, Rita and Johnny Murph of Dallas, Texas, Mary Frances and Gary Wallace of Dallas, Donna Sue and Bob Zinn of Wichita, Kansas; a brother, Roland and Phyllis Campbell; brother-in-law, Tommy and wife Beautonne Berry of Dallas and sister-in-law, Carolyn Sockwell of Jonesboro.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thurlo Buddy Berry Jr. and a
grandson, Jonathan Philip Perkins.

A celebration of her life will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 4, 2014 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home Chapel with Jimmy Adcox officiating.  Burial to follow at Monette Memorial Cemetery.

Family will receive friends from 6-8pm on Thursday April 3 at Gregg-Langford
Bookout Funeral Home, 300 W. Matthews Ave.

Glenna will be remembered for her loving generosity, devoted friendship, and dedicated Christian faith.  Do not say that we “lost” Glenna, because “Christ in her and Christ in me, together we will always be.” 

Honored to serve as pallbearers, Tim Berry, Jaxon Sockwell, Phil Burton, Steve Horton, Stephen Long, and Jon Nobles.

 

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