Obituaries

Phillip O’Neal Moore

Jonesboro- Phillip O’Neal Moore, 78, passed Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at St. Bernards Medical Center.

He was born May 24, 1936 in Fisher to the late Ruebel and Nancy Barr Moore. Mr. Moore farmed in Fisher area for many years and moved to Beumont, Texas in 1985 to farm catfish. He was also a pilot and enjoyed cooking.

He was survived by his children, Scott Moore of Fisher, Cherie Sprouse of Weiner and Melanie Hart and husband Jeff Sr. of Jonesboro; a sister, Emaline Holleman of Wynne; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; special friends, Brian and Jackie Erwin.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Jake Moore and Earl Moore and two sisters, Evelyn Mahon and Loretta Moore.

A memorial service to celebrate his life will be 2:00 pm Friday, October 3, 2014 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home.

Lasting memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society.

 

Alma Lawanda Walker

Little Rock- Alma Lawanda Walker, 85, passed away Monday, September 15, 2014 at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock.

She was born December 6, 1928 in Black Oak to the late Oscar Winford and Jennie Clare Barlow Mooneyham. Mrs. Walker was a devoted Christian who will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and missed by all.

She is survived by her children, Don Walker and wife Bobbie Ann of Little Rock and Susan Long of North Little Rock; three grandchildren, Rachel Caffrey (Patrick) of Fayetteville, Samuel Walker of Little Rock and Darren Long (Crystal) of Richmond, Texas; two great-grandchildren, Evan Caffrey of Fayetteville and Jack Long of Richmond, Texas; sister, Ruby Duke of King City, California.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Don Walker Sr.; eight brothers and sisters.

A graveside service to celebrate her life will be 2:00 pm Friday September 19, 2014 at Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home.

 

 

Dale Chrisman

Jonesboro- Dale Chrisman, 73, passed away Monday, September 15, 2014 at St. Bernards Medical Center.

He was born September 27, 1940 in Monette to the late Leon and Velma Gauf Chrisman.  He was a 1958 graduate of Childress High School and 1962 Arkansas State University graduate with a BSE in math. Dale was a long-time member of First Baptist Church, Jonesboro and past member of Jonesboro Lions Club. He worked for Gregg Funeral Home and Burial Association for almost 20 years. After his father died, he joined his brother in continuing the family trucking business, Chrisman Trucking. His favorite pastime and hobby was talking about and collecting antique cars.  He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Nancy Ray Chrisman; two sons and their wives, Stan and Maia Chrisman of Maryville, TN and Eric and Marie Chrisman of Marion; five grandchildren, Jon, Seth, Abby, Max and Nick Chrisman; a brother and his wife, Fred and Joyce Chrisman of Tupelo, Miss; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of his life will be 10:00 am Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Arliss Dickerson officiating. Burial will follow at Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 pm Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home at 300 W. Matthews Ave.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are Charles C. Johnson, Roy Sherman, Jimmy Cooper, Dr. Jack McKee, Jerry Clark and Bill Beasley and as honorary pallbearers, Marvin and Mary Hagaman, Florence Cooper, Frank Smithee, Arthur Wallace, Department 8 Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church and members of the Childress High School Class of 1958.

Lasting memorials may be sent to First Baptist Church, 701 S. Main St. Jonesboro, AR 72401 or St. Bernards Development Foundation, 400 East St. Jonesboro, AR 72401.

Jimmy Wayne Parrish

Trumann- Jimmy Wayne Parrish, 79, passed away Sunday, September 14, 2014 at Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House.

He was born February 16, 1935 in Jonesboro to the late Solon and Jessie Berlin Parrish. Mr. Parrish graduated from McCormick High School as Valedictorian and from Arkansas State College (Arkansas State University). He returned to McCormick for his first teaching position, then went to Bay where he began as a teacher, became Superintendent of Schools at Bay, then later moved to Harrisburg Schools as Superintendent. He finished his forty-nine years in Education with the Crowley’s Ridge Education Co-op as Director.

He volunteered for many years with the March of Dimes and the Red Cross, serving on the Board of Directors for both. He was also instrumental in starting Abilities Unlimited in the Jonesboro area. He was a charter member of S.N.A.P.S. and served on the NEA Basketball Tournament Committee for forty-three years.

He served on Craighead Electric Co-op Inc. Board for 20 years, serving as Vice-President for several years. He also served on the Board of Arkansas Rural Electric and was President for a year. He was instrumental in reseeding the sunken lands of the St. Francis River Floodway and served as Chairman of the St. Francis Lake Association. He was a member of the Arkansas Rural Education Association for many years and also a member of the 4 State Rural Education Association as well as a member of the Arkansas Retired Teacher’s Association.

Mr. Parrish was a member of Southwest Church of Christ. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, as well as a friend to many former students.

He is survived by his wife, Myra Baker Parrish; children, Anna Parrish Looney, husband Dennis of Trumann and Mark Parrish of Memphis; two grandsons, Jordan Looney, wife, Hollie and Ethan Looney all of Trumann; several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by a sister, Nell Walton; two brothers, Faye Parrish and Billy Joe Parrish.

A celebration of his life will be 2:00 pm Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Southwest Church of Christ with Dr. Jimmy Adcock officiating. Burial will follow at Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm, Tuesday, September 16, also at the church.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are Danny Blalock, Bobby Benson, Eddie Crain, Kent McDaniel, Bob McKeel and Carol Thetford and as honorary pallbearers, Jerry and Cheryl Cook, Oscar and Sandy Lilly, Janis Francis and Pam Tiner.

Lasting memorials may be sent to Southwest Church of Christ.

James Lee “Jim” Hall Sr.

James Lee “Jim” Hall Sr. of Jonesboro passed away September 12, 2014.
He was born April 11, 1927 in Flint, Michigan to Joe A. and Myrtle Cook Hall of Kennett, Missouri.

Jim was an Eagle Scout and graduated from high school in 1945 in Kennett.  He enlisted in the Army Air Corps in July of 1944, and served in Germany near the end of WWII, receiving a Victory Medal and a Meritorious Unit Award.  He worked for many years as a commercial pilot in Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri and served as an officer with the Aerial Applicators Association.  He recently retired from the Continental Telephone Directory Company in Jonesboro after nearly 20 years of service as a client relations specialist.

Jim was an active member of the Cornerstone United Methodist Church in Jonesboro and particularly enjoyed holding the babies in the nursery and playing in the weekly domino game with many of his closest friends.  He was an avid reader and a proud veteran who was recently selected to participate in the “Honor Flight” visiting the World War II monument and other historic sites in Washington, D.C.

Jim was preceded in death by his wife, Erma Allison Hall, his parents Joe and Myrtle Hall, and a brother John Hall.

He is survived by his brother Jean Hall of Kennett, Missouri; his brother Richard Hall and wife Carolyn of Suitland, Maryland; his brother Robert Hall and wife Celeste of St. Charles, Missouri; his sister Rebecca Emery of Wichita, Kansas; his daughter Elizabeth and her husband Phillip Estrada of Colorado Springs, Colorado; his daughter Deborah and son-in-law Glin Miller of Jonesboro; and his son Jim Hall Jr. and wife Mary Margaret of Rogers, Arkansas.  Jim is also survived by six grandsons, Flip Estrada, Steven Estrada, John Miller, Lee Hall, Jared Hall and Clay Hall and 4 great grandchildren, Meghan Estrada, Rylee Estrada, Morgan Estrada and Blaine Miller.

There will be a visitation with the family beginning at 3 p.m. on Thursday, September 18 followed by a memorial service at 4 p.m. to be held in the sanctuary at Cornerstone United Methodist Church, 1910 Disciple Drive in Jonesboro.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Cornerstone United Methodist Church of Jonesboro.

 

 

 

 

Jessie Mae Allen

Jonesboro- Jessie Mae Allen, 48, passed away Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at St. Bernards Medical Center.

She was born June 7, 1966 in Hughes to the A. D. and Lillie Mae Lindsey Allen. Ms. Jessie worked for Abilities Unlimited. She loved music and to sing and will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother.

She is survived by her children, Anthony Allen, Christopher Graham and wife Kia and Yo`Isha Allen all of Jonesboro; five grandchildren, Lyjha Allen, Octavious Warren, Kalyssia Russell, Michael Russell and Latrell James and fourteen brothers and sisters.

A celebration of her life will be 2:00 pm, Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Bobby James officiating.

Linda Kay Gladden

Linda Kay Gladden, 66, of Germantown, Tennessee, passed away Saturday, September 6, at Methodist-LeBonheur Hospital following a five-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Originally from Sedgwick, Arkansas, Linda was born September 13, 1947, to Glendel and Virginia Whitener. Although she was an only child, she grew up with cousins from the Vance family who were as close as siblings. She went to Hoxie High School in Hoxie, Arkansas, and attended Arkansas State University.

She married Jerry B. Gladden, of Dyess, Arkansas, on December 22, 1971, in Sedgwick. Throughout their nearly 43 years together, they treasured their family and their home. Their marriage was a wonderful example of selflessness and love.

Linda worked as a teacher at Temple Israel in Memphis for 19 years and it held a very special place in her heart. She loved going to work and it was her greatest love other than her family.

She was a joy to everyone who knew her. She will always be remembered for her warm smile, her quick wit, her unique style and her love of life.

Linda is survived by her husband, Jerry; sons, Adam Gladden of Maumelle, Arkansas, and wife, Allison, and Michael Gladden, of Knoxville, Tennessee, and wife, Beth; three grandsons, Gus Gladden, Bob Gladden, and Henry Gladden, and numerous cousins, extended family, and dear friends. She is preceded in death by her parents and grandparents.

A celebration of her life will be Monday, September 8, 2014 at 2:00 pm at Gregg Langford-Bookout Funeral Home, 300 W. Matthews Ave. Jonesboro, AR. The family will receive friends from 12:00 noon until service time all at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery with Bro. Thomas Lamb officiating.

Jerry Wade Denton

Jonesboro- Jerry Wade Denton, 69, passed away Sunday, August 31, 2014 at St. Bernards Medical Center.

He was born June 22, 1945 at Lepanto to the late William and Marcell Gattis Denton. Mr. Denton was a farmer and “jack of all trades”. He will be remembered as a hard worker, a loving husband, father, grandfather and a friend to many.

He is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Pat Denton and their children and their spouses, Molli and Marty Bishop of Silver Spring, MD and Jerrod and Alix Denton; his daughters and their husbands, Wendy and Michael Hoffman and Mandy and Sammie Wilkerson all of Jonesboro; six grandchildren, Jesse Owens, Sydney Hoffman, Miranda Denton, Patrick Owens, Addison Denton and Margaret Bishop; two great-grandchildren, David Owens and Kaelynn Owens; a brother, Bill Denton of Winona, MS; a step-sister and her husband, Brenda and Fred Smith of Keiser.

He was also preceded in death by a brother, Bobby Denton; a step-mother, Ruby Denton; a grandchild, Darian Sutton; and his first wife, lifelong friend and mother of Wendy and Mandy, Neavyer Denton

 A memorial service to celebrate his life will be at 11:00 am Thursday, September 4, 2014 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jim Duffel officiating.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 until time of service Thursday at Gregg- Langford Bookout Funeral Home at 300 W. Matthews Ave in Jonesboro.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to United Cerebral Palsy in honor of granddaughter, Margaret Bishop.

 

 

Geneva West

Jonesboro- Geneva Alma West, 88, passed Monday, September 1, 2014 at Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House.

She was born September 13, 1925 in Black Oak to the late Joseph H. and Anna Lee Dunkerson Hooker. Mrs. West was a member of the Strawfloor Baptist Church and loved her family, gardening and flowers. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and sister.

She is survived by her children and their spouses, Bill and Jean West of Jonesboro, Ronnie and Reanne West of Paragould and Carolyn and Terrel Watkins of Jonesboro; a brother, Lester Hooker of Harrisburg; six grandchildren, Terri Duckworth (Tom), Stephen Watkins, Billy Wayne West (Gina), Bobby Gene Hall (Pat), Jami Belly (Ed) and Justin West (Amy); four great-grandchildren, Tristan, Katie, Jacob and Nate; several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ray West; four brothers, Albert Hooker, Virgil Hooker, Raymond Hooker and Chester Hooker; a sister, Bertha Meadows.

A celebration of her life will be 2:00 pm Thursday, September 4, 2014 at Gregg- Langford Bookout Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Stan Ballard and Rev. Harold Russell officiating. Burial will follow at Pine Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5:30 until 8:00 Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at Gregg- Langford Bookout Funeral Home at 300 W. Matthews Ave in Jonesboro.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are Stephen Todd Watkins, Billy Wayne West, Justin West, Bobby Gene Hall, Thomas Duckworth and Ed Belly.

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

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.

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