Obituaries

Virginia Faye Findley

findley pictBay- Virginia Faye Findley, 82, passed away Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House.

She was born June 9, 1932 to the late William “Ed” and Alice Faye Pollock. She loved gardening, flowers as well as quilting and was active at Bay First Baptist Church and Wednesday Night Ladies Bible Study Group. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and sister.

She is survived by her children, Linda Barnhill of Jonesboro, Danny Findley (Melissa) of Wynne and Kenny Findley (Debbie) of Cherokee Village; eight grandchildren, Carla Lane (Chris) of Brookland, Sonya Hyde (Randy) of Paragould, Judd Findley (Kelly) of Jonesboro, Jason Barnhill (Beth) of Jonesboro, Shanna Floyd (Ronnie) of Paragould, Starla Wheeler (Josh) of Paragould, John Findley (Beth) of Columbia, MO and Amber Findley of Wynne; seventeen great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lela Hawkins of Bentonville and Laverne Freeman of California City, CA.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Bill Findley and a brother, George Edward “Bud” Pollock.

A celebration of her life will be Monday, December 1, 2014 at 10:00 am at Gregg- Langford Bookout Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Harles Banks and Rev. Danny Taylor. Burial to follow at Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 3:00 until 5:00 pm Sunday, November 30, 2014 at Gregg- Langford Bookout Funeral Home at 300 W. Matthews Ave in Jonesboro.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are grandsons, Judd Findley, Jason Barnhill and John Findley and grandsons-in-law, Chris Lane, Randy Hyde and Josh Wheeler and honorary pallbearers are Ronnie Floyd and Wayne Goad.

Lasting memorials may be sent to Bay First Baptist Church.

 

Frances Pardew

Jonesboro- Mrs. Frances Sample Pardew, 91, passed away Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at St. Elizabeth’s Place.

She was born March 20, 1923 in Earle to the late John Hamilton and Nona Merle Brown Sample and lived most of her life in Jonesboro. She worked for many years at Pardew’s Department Store and retired after many years working at Bank of Nettleton and Regions Bank. Mrs. Pardew was a longtime member of the Nettleton Baptist Church and the Fidelis II Sunday School Class. She enjoyed playing bridge and spending time with her family, The 21st Century Club and The Arts Study Group.

She is survived by two sons, Ambassador James W. Pardew Jr. and his wife, Kathy of Fairfax Station, VA  and John Pardew of Jonesboro; five grandchildren, Colonel Paul Pardew (Kelly) of Centre Ville, VA, Jon Pardew (Lesley) of Castle Pines, CO, David Pardew of Lorton, VA, Mandi Riley of Oklahoma City, OK and Jake Pardew of Houston, Texas; great-grandchildren, Josh Pardew, Virginia Ann Pardew, Samantha Pardew, Marshall Pardew, William Pardew, Jackson Pardew, Korie Blue and Kinlee Riley; nieces, Debbie Pardew Barnett, Donna Holladay Pardew and Janet Mitchell and a nephew, Jack Flanders.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, James W. “Dub” Pardew, Sr.

A memorial service to celebrate her life will be 2:00 pm Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at Nettleton Baptist Church with Dr. Stan Ballard officiating under the direction of Gregg Langford Bookout Funeral Home.

There will be no visitation.

The family requests lasting memorials to the Nettleton Baptist Church.

 

 

Leman Lemont Snyder

Brookland- Leman Lemont Snyder, 83, passed away Tuesday, November 25, 2014.

He was born April 30, 1931 in Egpyt to the late Fred and Grace Laura Ary Snyder.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Sharp Snyder; his children, Tommy Snyder of Jonesboro, Theresa Wells of Holliday, Texas and Tracy De La Torre of Paragould; a step-son, Stephen King of Jonesboro; four brothers, Junior Snyder of Sedgwick, David Snyder of Maynard, Carl Snyder of Pocahontas and Alfred Snyder of Maynard; two sisters, Emma Walton of Imboden and Pauline Reeves of St. Louis; thirteen grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by a son, Alvie Snyder and a brother, Edward Snyder.

A celebration of his life will be 2:00 pm, Friday, November 28, 2014 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Mike Wells Sr. officiating. Burial will follow at Trinity Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from noon until 2:00 pm Friday at the funeral home.

 

 

Randi Jo Hutchison- Kelso

Kelso, Randi pictBella Vista- Randi Jo Hutchison-Kelso, 45, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, November 25, 2014.

She was born on May 12, 1969 in Trumann to Johnny and Phyllis Hutchison.  She attended Trumann High School and was a graduate in 1987.  In 1992 she obtained a degree from Arkansas State University and went on to further her education at John Brown University, receiving a double Master’s degree in 2001.  The next year she received her principal certification from the University of Arkansas. She loved her work as an art teacher and counselor in both Texas and Arkansas public school systems, most recently in Pea Ridge.  Her commitment to her family and friends was undeniable, and her devotion to each of her students was unsurpassed.  None of these accomplishments compare to the joy she felt when she became a wife to her best friend and Mommy to the loves of her life.  Randi Jo was an active member of her community and attended The Ridge Church of Pea Ridge.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Sydney and Anna Soward, and paternal grandmother, Maudie Hutchison.

Randi Jo is survived by her husband Bryan Kelso; children, Hutchison and Gage Kelso of Bella Vista and Dylan Kelso of Trumann; her parents, Johnny and Phyllis Hutchison of Prairie Grove; paternal grandfather, Jesse Hutchison of Bay; a brother, John Hutchison and wife Heather;  nephew and nieces Dakota, Madison and Emma Claire Hutchison, Prairie Grove; many aunts and uncles: Dan and Joyce Sartain of Mountain Home, Ricky and Carolyn Woodrum of Trumann, Carl and Joan Heckman of Cadiz, KY, Ricky and Teresa Hutchison of Bay, Bobby and Teresa Hutchison of Jonesboro and Tommy and Genelle Hutchison of Cabot; and many beloved cousins and friends.

Services will be at 2 pm on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home in Jonesboro with burial at Pine Log Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm until time of service Saturday.

 

Dalton Corbin Counts

Little Rock- Dalton Corbin Counts was born November 18, 2014 and passed away November 21, 2014 in Little Rock.

He is survived by his parents, Paul and Erika Counts; two sisters, Seanna Counts of Bentonville and Summer Pratt (Jeremy) of Jonesboro; two brothers, Mark Counts (Melissa) of Jonesboro and his twin, Logan Counts; grandparents, Leonard and Cynthia Pohl of Paragould; nieces and nephews, Kaden Pratt, Lane Pratt, Max Counts and Molly Counts; great-grandparents, Catherine Pohl of Dallas, Texas and Merriam Park of Allen, Texas.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Bethany Counts; grandparents, Paul and Wilma Counts.

A graveside service will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at Pine Log Cemetery with Rev. Leroy Harvey officiating under the direction of Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home.

Honorary pallbearers are Leonard Pohl and Richard Dedmon.

Special thanks to UAMS and Arkansas Children’s Hospital for the loving care.

Charles “Bokie” William Metzler Jr.

Metzler, Charles - picJonesboro-Charles “Bokie” William Metzler Jr., 88, passed away Monday November 17, 2014 at his residence.

He was born on October 26, 1926 to the late Charles William Metzler Sr. and Norma Hill Metzler in St. Bernards Hospital in Jonesboro. He attended the University of Arkansas where he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. He remained an active member until his death. Mr. Metzler served in the Army Air Corps. He worked at Sandia Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico as a chemical engineer.

He owned Indian Olds Cadillac for many years and was the president of the Cadillac Association. He married Patricia Ann Talbot on May 4, 1950 in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. He truly adored his wife of sixty-three years when she passed away March 24, 2014.

He is survived by a niece and her husband, Debi and Kenny Seals; a nephew, James Rinehart; two great nephews and their wives, Robert and Rosana Seals and Kolby and Tamara Seals; two special cousins, Ava Smith and Faye Ryan.

A memorial service to celebrate his life will be 2:00 Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at First United Methodist Church Chapel with Rev. John Miles II officiating under the direction of Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm until time of service in the Atruim.

The family requests lasting memorials to the First United Methodist Church.

 

 

Theresa Michelle Hallmark Barr

Egpyt- Theresa Michelle Hallmark Barr, 55, passed away Saturday, November 15, 2014.

She was born on July 22, 1959 at Jonesboro to the late Jess and Onita Burnside Hallmark.  Theresa and Gary became man and wife in a joyous occasion December 8, 1986 at a community gathering of close family and friends in Egypt. Theresa was a very hard worker but her passion was spending time with family and friends.

She is survived by her husband, Gary T. Barr; a daughter, Senaka Barr Baker of Bono; a step-daughter, Rhonda Barr of Sedgwick; two granddaughters, Jessica and Jaden Baker; six step-grandchildren; three brothers and their wives, Hal and Ruth Hallmark of Cash, Ernest and Linda Hallmark of Jonesboro and David and Sherri Hallmark of Pocahontas; a sister-in-law, Patricia Baker Hallmark; twenty-four nieces and nephews; a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends.

She was also preceded in death by a son, Brandon Seth Barr; a step-son, Randy Barr; two brothers, Dewayne Hallmark and Leland Hallmark; a sister, Melba Hallmark Gooch.

A celebration of her life will be 10:00 am, Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Thompson officiating. Burial will follow at Worley Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 pm, Monday, November 17, 2014 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home, 300 W. Matthews Ave.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are Al Herringer III, Dean Jones, Dorman Huffstedler, Ed Barker, Mike Hawkins, Joey Graham and as honorary pallbearers, Randall Tubbs, John Best and Jim Vance.

Lasting memorials may be sent to the Worley Cemetery.

 

 

Louis “Bubba” Gunn

Jonesboro- Louis “Bubba” Gunn, 77, passed away Thursday, November 6, 2014.

He was born September 6, 1937 to the late Daniel and Mary Agnes Gunn. He served four years in the United States Air Force as an aircraft mechanic and was a member of the Veteran of Foreign Wars. He worked for Topp Gunn Home Improvements.

He is survived by three brothers, John Gunn, Charles Gunn and Wray Gunn.

Graveside services will be 2:00 pm, Monday at Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery with John Mark Wilson officiating.

Visitation will be from noon until 1:30 pm Monday at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home.

 

 

Patricia Ann Adams

Ann Adams - pictBono- Patricia Ann Adams, 70, passed away Monday, November 3, 2014 at Flo & Phil Jones Hospice.

She was born November 29, 1943 in Milligan Ridge to the late Luther and Christine Holt Mann. Ann enjoyed reading, flower gardening, cooking for her family and playing with her grandchildren. She was a member of Cathedral Missionary Baptist Church and over the years she had been active, teaching GMAs and Awana’s.

Ann was survived by her husband of 52 years, Larry Adams; her daughters and their husbands, Nancy and Curt Parish of Murfreesboro, Tenn., LaDonna and David Tomlinson of Jonesboro, Kelley and Dan Dorton of Bono and Shelley and Jeff Vaughn of Cabot; eight grandchildren, Kacy Coble, Anthony, Allie and Anna Tomlinson, Caleb and Luke Hart and Sarah and Jessica Vaughn; a brother and his wife, Tommy and Patty Mann of Lake City; a sister, Elaine Mann of Bethel Springs, Tenn.

She is also preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters.

A graveside service to celebrate her life will be 2:00 pm, Thursday, November 6, 2014 at Pine Log Cemetery with Rev. Doug Welborn officiating.

The family will receive friends from 11:30 am until 1:30 pm at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home at 300 W. Matthews Ave in Jonesboro.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are David Tomlinson, Curt Parish, Dan Dorton, Jeff Vaughn, Anthony Tomlinson and Caleb Hart.

A special thanks to Ann’s caregiver, Seleana Cole and the Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House for their loving care.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Cathedral Missionary Baptist Church or the Alzheimer’s Association.

Lacy Allen Dillin

Jonesboro- Lacy Allen Dillin, 96, passed away Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at his residence.

He was born April 2, 1918 in Alicia to late Alvie and Pearl Dillin. He retired from General Electric. He was a member of Nettleton Church of Christ for over 50 years. He loved to play guitar and write songs and poetry. He will be remembered as a loving father and grandfather.

He is survived by his eight children, Della French (John) of Jonesboro, Freda Martin, Alice Vincent (Harvey) all of Trumann, George Dillin (Donna) of Jonesboro, Jane Metheny (Dan) of Trumann, Doug Dillin  and Leon Dillin both of Jonesboro and Tammy Tsui (Tony) of Trumann; three sisters-in-law, Alice Berry of New Albany, Indiana, Pearline Dillin of Holland, Michigan and Gussie Dillin of Jasper, Texas; thirteen grandchildren, Barry French, Kelly Algee, Russ Martin, Angela Vincent, Greg Vincent, Leah George, Crystal Harrah, Steven Metheny, Tara Metheny, Valerie Kerley, Cliffton Dillin, Lisa Jackson and Douglas Tsui; thirteen great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and other family and friends; and anticipating the arrival of his first great-great-granddaughter.

He was also preceded in death by his wife, Virgie L. Dillin; two sons, Clifton Dillin and Floyd Dillin; five brothers, Walter Dillin, Hubert Dillin, Leo Dillin, A. J. Dillin and J. T. Dillin; three sisters, Mabel King, Ruby Dillin and Mildred Keifer.

A celebration of his life will be 2:00 pm Friday, November 7, 2014 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home Chapel with Joe May and Danny Metheny officiating. Burial to follow at Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm Thursday and from 1:00 until time of service Friday at the funeral home.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are Barry French, Greg Vincent, Russ Martin, Jordan Hudson, Dillin Vincent, Derek George, Steven Metheny, Doug Tsui and Kyle Vincent and as honorary pallbearers the Elders and Deacons of Nettleton Church of Christ and Jimmy Young.

Lasting memorials may be sent to the Paragould Children’s Home.

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