Obituaries

L.B. Perry

Lorado- L.B. Perry, 92, passed away Friday, December 12, 2014.

He was born December 19, 1921 in Lafferty to the late Arthur and Della Perry.  He proudly served in the United States Army during World War II in the Philippines. L.B. was a livestock dealer.

He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Willidean Perry; his children, Larry Perry of Melbourne, Brenda L. Perry of the home and Joyce Mitchell (Benny) of Lorado; three grandchildren, Amy Perry of Melbourne, Ronnie Mitchell of Little Rock and Tammy Perkins (James) of Jonesboro; two brothers, Carlton Norris of Jonesboro and Paul Perry of Houston; two sisters, Marie Perry of Enid, OK and Lillian Sheppard of Bourmont, Texas; five great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.

A celebration of his life will be Monday, December 15, 2015 at 2:00 pm at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 4:00 Sunday, December 14, 2014 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home at 300 W. Matthews Ave in Jonesboro.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are Jerry Coleman, Russell Wall, Roy Gene Dacus, Calvin Perry, Nathan Perry and Harold Dean Norris and as honorary pallbearer, Lonnie Roberts.

A special thanks to Dr. G.L. Cranfield for his kind and loving care.

 

 

Mary Needham Johnson

Arrangements are incomplete at this time.

James “Jim” McDaniel

Jonesboro- James “Jim” McDaniel, 81, passed away Friday, December 12, 2014 at Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House.

He was born May 22, 1933 in Jonesboro to the late Stanford and Louise McDaniel. Jim graduated from Jonesboro High School in 1952 and joined the Army Special Forces Green Beret during the Korean War. After he came home to Arkansas State University, where he was on the football and track teams and a member of the Pi Kapp Alpha. He was an avid duck hunter and fisherman and a private pilot. After marrying, Jim became an exceptional bowler, and was inducted into Arkansas Bowlers Hall of Fame.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Jo Ann McDaniel; two sons, Timothy McDaniel (Nikki) and Stan McDaniel all of Jonesboro; a sister-in-law, Wanda Thompson of Jonesboro; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A celebration of his life will be 11:00 am Monday, December 15, 2014 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home Chapel with Cathy Holler officiating. Burial to follow at Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery with Military Honors.

The family with receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 pm Sunday, December 14, 2014 at Gregg –Langford Bookout Funeral Home at 300 W. Matthews Ave. in Jonesboro.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are Bill Hurt, Tony Pardew, Vic Ditta, Bob Trout, Larry Grisham, Eric Ford, George Krennerich and Jerry Brackett.

 

 

 

Kenneth Lee Hemphill

Kenneth Lee Hemphill, 67, of Jonesboro, passed away December 8, 2014 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House. He was born November 7, 1947 to the late Herman and Edna Greenway Hemphill in Monett, MO.

Ken was a store manager for forty years with Hoffman Supply DBA Johnstone Supply. During that time his customers became his friends. He attended school at public school in Monett and   attended college in Texas. He attended church at Central Baptist and Temple Baptist in Jonesboro.

He is survived by the love of his life, his wife, Charlotte Hemphill of the home, daughter, Shelley Hemphill Barron and husband Darrell of West Fork;  a son, Matthew Lee Hemphill and wife Angie of Jonesboro; stepson, John Paul Fairhead and wife Libi Jones Fairhead of Jonesboro; step daughters, Margaret Fairhead Hall and husband, Heath of Hot Springs, Meredith Fairhead Blasé and husband Rev. John David of Monument, CO; brother, Harley Dean Hemphill and wife Mary of Springfield; sisters, Edith Irene Hemphill Mayfield of Springfield and Carolyn Sue Hemphill Haynes and husband Wesley of Wheaton, MO; twelve grandchildren and three great grandchildren as well as eight nieces and nephews all of Missouri.

He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Everett Eugene Hemphill.

Lasting Memorials may be made to The Pregnancy Resource Center 901 S. Main St. Jonesboro AR 72401 “If my life can save a baby… it will have been worth it”

Honored to serve as pallbearers will be Greg Slayton, Wesley Haynes, Perry Osborn, Michael Barron and Eugene Merrill, Honorary pallbearers will be the employees and customers of Johnstone Supply and John Bunselmeyer, Karl Bunselmeyer, Karen Garwitz and Terry Nichols.

Mass of Christian burial will be 2:00 pm Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Jonesboro with Father Jack Vu officiating.

Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 5:00 until 7:00 at Gregg Langford-Bookout Funeral Home, 300 W. Matthews Ave, Jonesboro 870-935-5566.

Waymon Lee Wimpy

Jonesboro- Waymon Lee Wimpy, 54, passed away Sunday, November 30, 2014 at St. Bernards Medical Center.

He was born January 22, 1960 in Jonesboro to the late Thad Waymon and Cora Lee Woodruff Wimpy. He was a farmer and a member of the Valley View Missionary Baptist Church.  He had been constable for Valley View and President of the State Constable Association and an avid hunter. He founded “Karaoke on the River” held every 4th of July on the Spring River.

He is survived by his children and their spouses, Chad and Mary Wimpy of McCrory; Rebecca and Shawn Miller of Lebanon, Tennessee; four grandchildren, Elizabeth Miller, Tyler Wimpy, Olivia Wimpy and Isaac Wimpy; as well as numerous family and friends.

A celebration of his life will be 2:00 pm Thursday, December 4, 2014 at Gregg- Langford Bookout Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rick Hart officiating.

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

A special thanks to his friends and care givers, Kirk and Jeanette Dunn, Donna Morris and Debra Rogers and well as other caregivers.

Honorary pallbearers will be men of Valley View MBC.

The family requests lasting memorials be sent to the Thad Wimpy Scholarship Fund at Valley View Schools.

Jewell Newton

Jonesboro – Jewell Newton, 86, passed away Monday.

She is survived by a sister, Betty Foster (Gelbert); her children, Diann Johnson and Dennis Newton (Barbie); grandchildren, Jon Moore (Stephanie), Jennifer Newton, Lindsay Newton and Casey Newton and P. J. Shelby; great-grandchildren, Luke Moore, Joseph Moore, Anna Moore and Kady Moore and Trinity Shelby.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marl Newton; a daughter, Debbie Shelby; three sisters and a brother.

A graveside service will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Oaklawn Cemetery with Eldon Richardson officiating under the direction of Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home.

Lucy Belle Morris Brown

Jonesboro- Lucy Belle Morris Brown, widow of the late State Repersentive Roscoe D. Brown died November 29, 2014 at Fort Walton Beach Hospital surrounded by her loving family.

The last five years she lived in the Fort Walton area of Shalimar, Florida, while living in Jonesboro, she was a member of the First Methodist church and a member of the Walnut Street Baptist Church.

Belle taught in the Jonesboro Public School System, then later became Special Education Supervisor for Craighead County School System. After retiring she volunteered in the public school system and her church. She was a member of Daughter’s American Revolution and Gold Star wives of America. Her greatest joy besides serving her Lord, was her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her children, General Alfred D. Tripp Jr. of Memphis, Tenn, Charlotte Brown Chaplain of Jonesboro and Ramona Brown Speer and husband Charles of Navarre Beach, Florida; four grandchildren, Alfred D. “Trey” Tripp III of Austin, Texas, Adam D. Tripp of LaVonia, Georgia, Erin Nichole Tripp of Los Angles, California and Richard Craig Mathews of Navarre Beach, Florida.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Alfred Dallas Tripp, who died in World War II and her second husband, Roscoe D. Brown; her parents, John Samuel and Ettie Younger Morris; an infant son, Jerry Pate Brown; a son-in-law, James R. Chaplain and seven brothers and sisters.

A celebration of her life will be 11:00 am Saturday, December 6, 2014 at Walnut Street Baptist Church with Rev. Adam Tripp officiating. Burial will follow at 3:30 pm at Viola Cemetery under the direction of Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm Friday, December 5, 2014 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home Chapel at 300 W. Matthews Ave in Jonesboro.

Lasting memorials may be given to donor’s choice of charity.

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.

 

 

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