Obituaries

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.

Genelda Marie Stewart

stewart- obit picJonesboro- Genelda Marie Stewart, 84, passed away Friday, October 31, 2014 at St. Bernards Medical Center.

She was born February 7, 1930 in Powhatan to the late Earl and Flora Yates Davis. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Church of Nazarene. She loved God and her family and was a former Sunday School teacher. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who always remembered to send cards for birthdays and other special days.

She is survived by her children, Steven R. Stewart of Jonesboro, Margo Stewart Miles (Timothy) of Sherwood and David Stewart (Jamie E.) of Jonesboro; four grandchildren, Phillip Stewart (Renah) and Gary David Stewart (Jamie D.) all of Jonesboro, Samantha Hart (Justin) and Kristen Miles all of Sherwood; five great-grandchildren, Morgan Cook, Phillip Ryan Stewart, Gracie Stewart, Hunter Stewart and Atticus Hart; a brother, Jim Davis (Dorothy) of Black Rock; a sister-in-law, Thelma Davis of Walnut Ridge.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Ray Stewart; three brothers, Earl Davis Jr., Larry Davis, Harvey Davis and a sister, Jan Davis.

A celebration of her life will be 10:00 am Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Roger Hutcheson officiating. Burial will follow at Old Enterprise Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm Monday, November 3, 2014 at Gregg- Langford Bookout Funeral Home at 300 W. Matthews Ave. in Jonesboro.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are Gary Allen, Randy Wright, Drew Walton, Dustin Diggs, Justin Hart and Timothy Miles and as honorary pallbearers, Bobby Baker, Butch Erwin.

Lela Jane Gambill

Gambill, Lela -Jonesboro- Lela Jane Gambill, 86, passed away Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House.

She was born May 24, 1928 in Jonesboro to the late Raymond and Bernice Mangrum Lincoln. Mrs. Gambill retired as secretary from H.H. Corp and had worked at Walnut St. Baptist Church for twelve years, Coca-Cola for nine years and Jonesboro Sun for seventeen years. She was a former member of the Altrusa Club in Jonesboro and faithful member of Walnut Street Baptist Church and the Joy Club.

She is survived by two sons and their wives, George “Pete” and Shirley Gambill and Dennis “Demo” and Linda Gambill all of Jonesboro; a daughter,  Tina Tillman of Little Rock; a brother and his wife, Jimmy Ray and Mary Lincoln of Jonesboro; four grandchildren, Christopher Gambill (Dawn), Stephen Gambill (Katie), Tara Tillman and Tyler Tillman; six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Maurine Blankenship and Doris Weaver; a brother-in-law, Ed Blankenship and a niece, Melissa Lincoln.

A celebration of her life will be 2:00 pm Saturday, November 1, 2014 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jerry Parker officiating with burial to follow at Oaklawn Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from noon until 2:00 pm, Saturday at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home at 300 W. Matthews Ave. in Jonesboro.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are Jim Cole, Ron Hatley, Bill Cook, Jerry Hathcoat, Chris Gambill and Steve Gambill and as honorary pallbearers, John Krutz, Max Parker and Darrell Williamson.

The family request lasting memorials to the Walnut Street Baptist Church.

 

 

Jimmy Dale Broglen

Jonesboro-Jimmy Dale Broglen, 62, passed Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at St. Bernards Medical Center.

He was born October 24, 1952 in Jonesboro to Owen Jr and Alice Christine Lowery Broglen. He was a former foreman at ADM Rice Mill and enjoyed riding and repairing motorcycles and fishing.

He is survived by his mother, Alice Broglen; two sons, Eric Lee Broglen (Rochelle) of Siloam Springs and James Broglen of Jonesboro; a daughter, Nicole Newman (Daniel) of Bono; four sisters, Judy Rowlett of Ravenden Springs, Pamela Cunningham, Tammi Broglen and Georgi Baker all of Jonesboro; four granddaughters, Maureen Broglen, Autumn Broglen, Madison Newman and Jade Lin Newman.

He was preceded in death by his father, Owen Broglen.

A graveside service will be 2:00 pm Saturday, November 1, 2014 at Pine Hill Cemetery with Gerry Stebbins officiating under the direction of Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home.

There will be no visitation.

Honored to serve as pallbearers, Terry Finley, Jason Finley, Owen Finley, Joseph Cunningham, Trent Cunningham and Matthew Cunningham.

 

 

Loran Wade Cole

Bono- Loran Wade Cole, 81, passed away Monday, October 27, 2014 at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital.

He was born August 19, 1933 on Cole Hill near Jonesboro to the late B. F. and Ethyel Kee Cole. He was a retired farmer and district sales manager for Moormans MFG Co for twenty years. He enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, yard work and his grandchildren.

He was survived by his wife, Izenna Cole of 61 years; his children and their spouses, Mike and Karen Cole of Bono, Mark and Sonya Cole of Jonesboro, Myron and Traci Cole of Bartlett, TN and Marsha and James Murphy of Bono; a sister, Frankie Stewart of Jonesboro; four grandchildren, Tyler Cole, Jessica Murphy, Austin Murphy and Robert Miehl; a great-grandchild, Audrey Miehl.

He was also preceded in death by a brother, Byron Cole and a sister, Mildred Sowle.

A graveside service will be 3:00 pm Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Unity Cemetery with Leroy Franks and Danny Elrod officiating under the direction of Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends from noon until 2:00 pm Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home at 300 W. Matthews Ave in Jonesboro.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are Ray Herring, Lester Wilson, Sammy Lewis, Robert Miehl, Tim Tyler and Eric Wiggins and as honorary pallbearers are Jay Kaffka, Cliff Webster, Roy Mullins, Bob Schaeffers, Barry Fielder, Thomas Wheeler, James Orr and Darrel Murphy.

Lasting memorials may be sent to Unity Cemetery Fund c/o Jean Noell 3675 Hwy 91 West, Jonesboro, AR 72404

 

 

Tersia Louise “Bill” Shelton

Jonesboro- Tersia “Bill” Shelton, 96, passed away Saturday October 25, 2014 at the St. Bernard’s Medical Center.

She was born August 25, 1918 in McCrory to the late James and Roxie Annie Garrett. She was a homemaker formerly of Hickory Ridge and Pumpkin Bend and has lived in Jonesboro since 1943. She was very active in her church and worked in the Walnut Street Baptist Church Daycare for many years. Helping people was her favorite hobby, she also enjoyed quilting, sewing, crafting and knitting.

She is survived by her daughter, Judy Collins of Jonesboro; two sons and their wives, Jack Shelton Jr. and Kathleen of Mesz, AZ and Tom Shelton and Dianna of Independence, KY; a brother and his wife, George D. Garrett and Kathryn of Alexander; a daughter-in-law, Alice Shelton of Jonesboro; ten grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, B. F. “Jack” Shelton Sr.; a son, Ben Shelton; two grandsons, Matt Shelton and John Shelton; a brother, Paul Garrett; a sister, Lucille Garrett.

Services will be held 2 pm Thursday October 30, 2014 at Walnut Street Baptist Church with Rev. Curtis Shatley officiating. Burial to follow at Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral home.

Friends may visit Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 4 to 6 pm at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home at 300 W. Matthews Ave.

Honored to serve as pallbearers, her grandsons, Tim, Ken, Jay, Greg Shelton, Daniel Collins and Michael Allen.

Lasting memorials may be sent to Walnut Street Baptist Church.

 

Delora Roberts

Jonesboro- Delora Mae Roberts, 73, passed away Friday at her residence.

She was born May 30, 1941 in Leachville to the late Arvil and Lorene Bryan. She lived in Jonesboro for the past 20 years and retired from St. Bernards Medical Center.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years; Elmer Roberts;  her children, Doris Hannah of Jonesboro, Shelia Hazelwood of Jonesboro, Linda Vasquez of Lake View, Charlotte Roberts of Heber Springs, Patrick Roberts of Jonesboro; six sisters, Perlia Sneed of Caraway, Betty Eash of Highland; Ann Cornelison of Hot Springs Village, Melba Barnes of Hot Springs Village, Cindy Crawford of Leachville and Bulah Henry of Sebastian, FL; a brother, Phillip Bryan of Newark; nine grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by a sister, Gertha Hamilton and a brother, Howard Bryan.

A celebration of her life will be 10:00 am Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home with Dr. Joseph Cornelison officiating. Burial will follow at Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home at 300 W. Matthews Ave in Jonesboro.

 

 

Billie Jacqulyn Gammill

Paragould – Billie Jacqulyn Gammill, 62 passed away October 20, 2014 in Benton, Arkansas.

She was born November 8, 1951 in Lake Village, Arkansas.  She and her husband, Gaylon, and their families, owned and operated Nursing Homes in Northeast Arkansas for 15 years.  She was also a substitute teacher in area schools in Northeast Arkansas and provided pre-school childcare in area daycare.  Jacque worked with Westat Testing conducting Federal Academic Student Exams throughout many schools in Arkansas.  She was known for her great sense of humor and giving character.  Her hobbies included gardening, decorating, social and family functions especially during the holidays for her family and friends.

She is survived by her husband, Gaylon Gammill of Paragould; her mother, Geneva Gentry Stotts of Pocahontas; a sister, JantiSue Isbell of Mountain View; her children, Brandy Farmer (Bryce) of Heber Springs, Brooke Adams (Jeremy) of Jonesboro, Staci Moore of Paragould, and Mitchell Gammill (Natalie) of Memphis; five grandchildren, Libby Stutts, Nash Farmer, Pierce Adams, Beckett Adams and Whitley Moore.

She was preceded in death by her father, Evan Stevenson Stotts, Jr.

A memorial service to celebrate her life will be 10:00 am Friday, October 24, 2014 at Community Fellowship Church at 1600 Red Wolf Blvd in Jonesboro with Ardell Polk and Dave Burgess officiating.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 pm, Thursday, October 23, 2014 at Gregg-Langford Funeral Home at 300 W. Matthews Ave. in Jonesboro.

In lieu of flowers lasting memorials may be sent to: Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund, 11324 Arcade Drive Suite 16   Little Rock, AR 72212.

 

 

Calvin Wayne Wadley

Jonesboro- Calvin Wayne Wadley, 82, passed away Thursday, October 16, 2014 at St. Bernards Medical Center.

He was born March 14, 1932 in Tuckerman to the late Homer and Maude Payne Wadley and lived in Leachville until 1985. He was a cotton farmer most of his life and later became a maintenance worker for Jonesboro Public Schools for twelve years. He served at Second Baptist Church in Leachville as a deacon.  He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandfather with a good sense of humor, who was loved by all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife, Ollie Wadley; a daughter and her husband, Karen and Wayne Kender of Jonesboro; a son, Ken Wadley of Jonesboro; three grandchildren, Shannon Kender (Stephanie) of Paragould, Misty Allison (Robb) of Jonesboro and Britt Wadley of Jonesboro; four great-grandchildren, Kadin Cline, Anica Allison, Gage Kender and Isabella Kender; a brother, Ellis Wadley of Sulpher Springs, Texas; two sisters, Lois Stone and Lucille Fella both of Tuckerman.

He was also preceded in death by a son, Calvin Wayne Wadley Jr.; two brothers, Bill Wadley and Willard Wadley; two sisters, Polly Conditt and Dorothy Hetler.

A celebration of his life will be 2:00 pm, Monday, October 20, 2014 at Central Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Martin and Pastor Dave Burgess officiating. Burial to follow at Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 4:00 pm Sunday, October 19, 2014 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home at 300 W. Matthews Ave in Jonesboro.

Lasting memorial may be sent to Central Baptist Church.

Terry Wayne Lewis

Jonesboro- Terry Wayne Lewis, 58, passed Wednesday, October 15, 2015 at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital.

He was born April 6, 1956 in Muncie, Indiana to Johnnie and Bernadine Alexander Lewis.  Terry lived in Jonesboro most of his life and was a member of the Cottage Home Baptist Church. He worked for APEX Tool Group for 23 years as a tool and die maker. He enjoyed hunting and lake activities.

He is survived by his wife, Jolene King Lewis; his father, Johnnie Lewis of Ash Flat; a brother and his wife, Larry and Dianna Lewis of Ash Flat; two step-sons, Jacob Moore and wife Jamie and Jason Moore all of Paragould; two grandsons, Nick England and Brayden England; several uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Bernadine Lewis.

A celebration of his life will be held 2:00 pm, Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Everett Isom officiating. Burial will follow at Keller’s Chapel Cemetery.

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

Honored to serve as pallbearers are Kalyb Tribble, Jeremy Bryant, Jeff Robertson, Lee Jandreau, Billy Wood and Charles Knight.

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