Mrs. Georgia Marie English Smith

Mrs. Georgia Marie English Smith, of Cherry Valley, departed this life Friday, October 14, 2016 at her home, at the age of 81.

She was born July 5, 1935 in Manila, AR, the daughter of the late George and Helen Russell English. She married Raymond A. Smith on October 19, 1950 in Harrisburg.  They moved to Rockford, Illinois in December of 1952, where they lived for thirty-eight years. They moved back to Bay Village in January of 1991.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Smith in 2010; four brothers, Eugene English, George English Jr., a stillborn and Lehman English, two sisters, Dorthy Stewart and Lillion Christopher, and a grandson, Micheal Eash.

She is survived by a son, Raymond Dale Smith of Cherry Valley, four daughters, Jan King (Ron) of Winnebago, IL, Shirley Amsbough (Jon) of Roscoe, IL, Patsy Linley (John) of Rockford, IL and Wanda Smith of Spring Hill, AR; a sister, Glenda Carroll of Horseshoe Bend, AR; sister-in-law, Pauline English Sawyer of Wyoming; fifteen grandchildren; twenty-eight great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren and many more love ones and friends.

A celebration of her life will be 2:00 pm Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at First Assembly of God Church in Harrisburg. Interment to follow at Harrisburg Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Gregg- Weston Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends from noon until 2:00 pm Wednesday at the church.

She is hoping to see everyone at the family reunion over there, when their life is over. It has actually just began… alive with Jesus.

Flora Bell Griffin


Flora Bell Griffin, 85, of Harrisburg, went to be with the Lord, October 9, 2016, at St. Bernard’s Medical Center.

She was born February 13, 1931 in Weona, the daughter of the late John Smith and Agnes Gregory Smith.

She will be remember as a loving mother, grandmother and sister. She enjoyed gardening, crafts and staying busy.

She is preceded in death by her parents as well as her husband of 62 years James Griffin; a daughter, Linda Carol Altman, and a sisters, Johnnie Mae Baty.

She is survived by a daughter, Debbie Maddox and Husband Jim Ed of Harrisburg, a son; James W. Griffin and wife Debra of Harrisburg; two sister, Judy Davis of Harrisburg and Joanne Crawford of Nesbit, MS; six grandchildren, Teresa Allison, Kimberly Miller, Karen Phillips, Hiram Crumley, Donald Caraway and Lewis Griffin; eleven great-grandchildren, seven great-great- grandchildren and her best friend Georgia Smith.

Funeral services are set for 2 pm Wednesday October 12, 2016 at the First Assembly of God Auditorium in Harrisburg with Rev. Eddie Passmore officiation. Burial will follow in Harrisburg Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Gregg-Weston Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 6 – 8 pm Tuesday at the Gregg-Weston Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Ryan Griffin, Alex Phillips, Caleb Saunders, Evan Fortson, Darren James and Kenny Bearden.

Velma Lee Conrad

Mrs. Velma Lee Conrad of Harrisburg, departed this life Thursday, October 06, 2016, in Jonesboro, at the age of 70.

She was born April 22, 1946, the daughter of the late William Ed Vernor ad Eva Vernor.

Velma was a former employee of the Johansen Shoe Factory and American Greetings.  She also worked several years at the Court House in Harrisburg.  She loved to fish and spending time with her family. She married David Conrad in 1965 and they enjoyed 50 years together.  She was a member of the Bolivar Full Gospel Pentecostal Church in Harrisburg.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Emory Paul Vernor.

She is survived by her husband, David Conrad of the home, one daughter, Lisa Mitleff (Anthony) of Harrisburg, one sister, Louise Tanksley of Texas, two grandchildren, Michael McMullin and Magan Mays (Robert), all of Harrisburg, and two great grandchildren, Hannah Mays and Logan Mays.

Funeral services are set for 10:00 a.m. Saturday at the Gregg-Weston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jerry Kausler and Rev. Alvin Swan officiating.  Interment will follow in Harrisburg Memorial Park Cemetery.  Friends may visit at the funeral home Friday evening, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Delbert Wayne “Bo” Fowler


Mr. Delbert Wayne “Bo” Fowler of Jonesboro, departed this life Wednesday morning, September 28, 2016, at the NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro, at the age of 77.

He was born February 5, 1939 in Weona, AR, the son of the late Lilburn Aubrey Fowler and Ethel Redd Fowler.

Delbert was a retired from the U.S. Air Force, having served during the Vietnam War. For 12 of his 20 years of service, he worked for the Secretary of Defense at the Pentegon. Following his retirement from the Air Force, He went back to school and earned a B.A. in Accounting and Computer Technology. He operated his own business, Delbert Fowler, CPA for over 10 years in Jonesboro.  After retiring as a CPA, he worked at the NEA Baptist Clinic Wellness Center for 6 years and loved his time there. He married Glenda Loggains on September 7, 1985, and they enjoyed 31 years together.  In his early years, he enjoyed water skiing and golfing. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Phyllis Fowler. 

He is survived by his wife Glenda Fowler of the home, three daughters, Andrea Seidenschwarz (Chad) of Paragould, Cass Andersen (Roy) of Cordova, Jackie Latham (Tim) of Paragould, four brothers, Jimmy Fowler (Linda) of Trumann , Leon Fowler (Leslie) of Manchester, TN, Larry Fowler (Karen) of Trumann, and Ronnie Fowler (Glenda) of Clearwater, FL, two sisters, Donnie Morgan (Royce) of Monticello and Brenda Gatlin (Wayne) of Conway, one grandchild, Ashlee Gray of Paragould and two great grandchildren, Aiden Gray and Thea Gray, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are set for 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the Gregg-Weston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rick Forbis, pastor of Calvary Pentecostal Church,  officiating.  Friends may visit at the funeral home Saturday, noon till service time.  Full military honors will be given at the service. Those wishing to send memorials are asked to consider the Alzheimer’s Association or the Kidney Foundation.

Mr. James David Pugh


Mr. James David Pugh of Harrisburg, departed this life August 18, 2016, at his home at the age of 67. He was born September 17, 1948 in Jonesboro, AR, the son of the late C.W. Pugh and Jean Polk Pugh.

Jimmy was a wild child. He loved fast cars and lived life hard in his younger years. He, his brothers and brother-in-law loved to drag race in his youth. He would tune the car and R.H. would drive it and never lost a race that we know of. He mellowed a little in his later years. He loved music and kung fu and sometimes pretended he was a kung fu expert. His sons remember him chasing them around the house kung fuing them when they were kids and laugh about it to this day. His refuge was his home and the shop and he didn’t stray far from either. If you wanted to see him, you went to his house or shop. He had a phobia about being away from either. He taught all of us a lot. He taught his sister, Jill, how to whistle, drive a standard, turn cartwheels, etc. when she was young. He would be pleased when any one came to the shop and would explain things to us and liked to show his inventions. He would sit in the shop and think about things while listening to Celine Dion songs.   He did not hunt or fish and was kind to animals, especially his dog Chewy. He had a quick wit and made people that hung around at the shop laugh. He loved his wife Brenda, his sons, Jason and Jaime, and his family dearly and they knew this. Jimmy was hard for some people to understand, but those who knew him well and loved him, understood him. He lived his life the way he wanted to. He will be dearly missed by all of us.

He is survived by two sons, Jason (Brandi) Pugh of Benton and Jamie Pugh of Harrisburg, five sisters, Judy (John) Bowman of Horn Lake, MS, Jeanette Pugh, Janice Pugh, Jill Brown, Joyce (Mike) Bowlin, all of Harrisburg, two brothers, John (Pam) Pugh and Joe Pugh, both of Harrisburg, five grandchildren, Garrett Pugh, Emmalice Pugh, Landon Pugh, Adline Pugh and Olivia Pugh, all of Benton, and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at Willis Cemetery with Rev. Phillip Jenkins officiating. There will be no visitation.

Clyde J. Ging

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Mr. Clyde J. Ging, 86, departed this life Saturday, August 20, 2016 at his residence.

He was born July 4, 1930 in Memphis to the late Clyde Roy Ging and Maxine Plyler Ging. He was a Korean and Vietnam veteran serving two tours in Vietnam. He was of the Community of Christ faith and loved watching television.

He was preceded in death by a son, Franklin and a sister, Johna Ging.

He is survived by his wife, Clara Ging of the home; a son, Billy Ging (Erlinda) of Judsonia; three grandchildren, Jeremy Ging of Fisher, Brian Ging of Ward and Tori Morris of Weiner; four great-grandchildren, Bentley Ging, Karrey Morris, Taylor Morris and Dax Morris.

Friends may visit at the church Tuesday from noon until time of service time.

Funeral service will be 2:00 pm Tuesday at Community Christ Church in Fisher with Johnny Sawyer officiating. Burial will follow at the Fisher Cemetery.




Franklin Augusta De Loach


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Jonesboro- Franklin Augusta De Loach, 54, departed this life Wednesday June 22, 2016 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospices House in Jonesboro.

He was born January 31, 1962 to the late Rayburn De Loach and Robbie Sutterfield De Loach in Harrisburg.

Mr. De Loach was a musician and song writer, he enjoyed watching movies and was a good cook, Frank served in the United States Navy, and he went around the world three times aboard the USS Kitty Hawk.

He is survived by two brothers, Jack De Loach of Harrisburg and Donald De Loach of Jonesboro; two sisters, Sandra Sandborn of Brookland and Pamela De Loach of Jonesboro; three nephews, Clint De Loach of Harrisburg, Cody Watson of Jonesboro and Blake Adams of Batesville and a niece, Madison Sandborn of Brookland.

A funeral service will be 2 pm Saturday June 25, 2016 at the Gregg-Weston Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Jason Goad and David McCulley Jr. officiating. Burial will following at Harrisburg Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday 6 – 8 pm at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Rodney Sweeney, Frankie Lindsey, Glen Eaton, Paul Lindsey, Jody Thompson, Clint De Loach, Donald Lindsey and David McCulley III.

Mr. Michael DePriest Camp


Mr. Michael DePriest Camp, of Wynne, departed this life May 12, 2016 in Jonesboro, at the age of 69.

He was born August 6, 1946 in Crisfield, Maryland, the son of the late Horace Camp and Francis DePriest Camp.

Michael retired from the Cross County Sheriff’s Office in 2000 after 30 years of service. He was a Jail Administrator and a CID Instructor for Police. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran having served in Vietnam.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis J. Camp, a sister, Sharon Camp, and a brother, Carl Camp. He is survived by one daughter, Kristy Camp Dean, two granddaughters, Lennon Camp and DeeAnna Dawson and her husband Sage, all of Wynne, one niece, Tammy Walkingstick of Decatur, AR and one nephew, Dennis Camp of Jonesboro.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.


Mrs. Bettye Smith

Jonesboro-Mrs. Bettye Faye Smith, 78, died April 28, 2016.

She was born February 28, 1938 to Arthur Conway and Marietta Stewart in McCrory.

She is survived by her husband, Louis Smith of the home; her children, Scott Crider of Phoenix, AZ and Joy Stark of Minnesota; two step-sons, Lynn Smith of Jonesboro and James Smith of New Mexico; a sister Jean Lerevees of Texarkana; four grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Memorial Service will be 2:30pm Monday at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Harrisburg, with Rev. Jason Goad officiating under the direction of Gregg-Weston Funeral Home.


Robert Junior Dickerson

Mr. Robert Junior Dickerson of Marked Tree, AR, departed this life Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at the St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro at the age of 77.

He was born June 18, 1938 in Tyronza, AR, the son of the late William Thomas Dickerson and Lillie Bonnie White Dickerson.

Robert retired in 1991 as a factory line worker for General Motors.  He enjoyed woodworking, ironworking and gardening.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Bertha May, Floy Martin and Genece Lindsey.

He is survived by one daughter, Rachael Brussel of Bigelow, AR, two sisters, Bobbie Jean Goodman of Tyronza and Ruth Dickerson of Marked Tree, four grandchildren, Nicholas R. Dickerson, William A. Dickerson, Phillip A. Brussel and Bryan A. Brussel, three great grandchildren, Jacob R. Dickerson, Brianna N. Dickerson and Maggie R. Dickerson, two special little boys, Buddy and Shorty and several nieces and nephews, including his caregiver for many years, Mary Trapp and husband Joe of Trumann.

Funeral services are set for 11:00 a.m. Monday morning at the Gregg-Weston Funeral Home Chapel.  Interment will follow in Tyronza Cemetery.  Friends may visit at the funeral home Sunday afternoon, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

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