Obituaries

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

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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.

Mr. Cary Lynn Barker

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Mr. Cary Lynn Barker, of Harrisburg, departed this life Thursday, March 17, 2016, at his home, at the age of 45.

He was born August 3, 1970 in Newport, the son of Jimmy Don Barker and Nancy Anschultz Barker.

Cary was a supervisor for many years at Asplundh in Jonesboro before becoming disabled, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing music.

He was preceded in death by her grandparents, Homer and Bertha Anschultz and Jim and Margie Barker; a brother, John Darren Barker in 2000 and a stepbrother, Charles Kemp; a sister, Pamela Darlene Barker in 2014.

He is survived by his father, Jimmy Don Barker of Hickory Ridge; his mother and stepfather, Nancy and Danny Kemp of Harrisburg; his daughter, Savannah Lynn Loyd Barker of Wynne; a half-brother, Josh Barker of Fisher and step-brother, Gary Kemp of Trumann;two nieces, Morgan and Tosha Barker of Harrisburg; four nephews, Jonathan and Jaxon Barker of Jonesboro and Britain and Emmett Barker of Pocahontas, as well as several other family members and friends.

Funeral services are set for 2:00 p.m. Friday at Gregg-Weston Funeral Home Chapel in Harrisburg with Rev. Gary Barker and Jason Goad officiating. Burial will follow in Fisher Cemetery under the direction of Gregg-Weston Funeral Home of Harrisburg.

Friends may visit at the funeral home Thursday, 6-8 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Darren Anschultz, Gage Churchwell, Bradley Weaver, Bobby Tubbs, Lloyd Balentine and Phillip Billings.  Honorary pallbearers will be Dustin Caplinger, Byron Mitleff, Dustin Weeks, Heath Bornhoft, Mitchell King, Timmy Owens, Perry Miller and Michael Schonowitz.

Katy Hutchison

Hutchison, KatyHarrisburg- Katherine “Katy” Pauline Hutchison, 79, passed away Friday, March 4, 2016 at St. Bernards Medical Center.

She was born September 15, 1936 in Harrisburg to the late John and Emma Ziegerer Kocher. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church. She had been the owner and operator of Goodyear in Harrisburg for many years and had been with Playschool Day Care for twenty-four years. Katy enjoyed watching ballgames, yard work, being around children and dancing and loved her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her children, Steve Hutchison (Sharon) of Memphis, John Hutchison (Karen) of Harrisburg and Maurie Lashlee of Memphis; six grandchildren, Leigh Adams (Felipe) of Austin, Texas, Emaly Stonecipher (Eric), Alissa Witt (Zac) and Andria Davis (Zach) all of Harrisburg and Evan Swift (Michelle) of Memphis; five great-grandchildren, Jody Cox (Kristen) of Memphis, Lucas Adams and Lela Adams both of Austin, Emilia Stonecipher and Everett Stonecipher; two great-great-grandsons, Brayden Cox and Zeke Cox and a host of nieces and nephews.

She is also preceded in death by her husband, Joe T. Hutchison; granddaughter, Christy Lashlee; a brother, Tommy Kocher and a sister, Rosa Pauline.

A celebration of her life will be 2:00 pm Monday, March 7, 2016 at Gregg- Weston Funeral Home.  Burial will follow at Waldenburg Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 9:00 pm, Sunday, March 6, 2016 at Gregg- Weston Funeral Home.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are John Hutchison, Steve Hutchison, Eric Stonecipher, Zac Witt, Zach Davis, Harold Kocher, Barry Massengill, Andy Terrell and Perry Cooper and as honorary pallbearers, the Staff of Playschool Daycare 1992- present, Hilton Hurdle, Bob Harris, Donnie Ray Winningham, Jim Flemming, Jim Jim Butler, Carey Dodds, Larry Carroll, Scotty Cole, Johnny Carroll, Ron Hunter, Clark Hubbard, Mark Morgan, Dennis Burnett, Danny Redd, J B Reddmann and Luke Massengill.

Lasting memorials may be sent to Ms. Katy’s Memorial Fund at 1st National Bank in Harrisburg to build a storm shelter at Playschool Daycare in Harrisburg.

Barbara Vandiver Johns

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Barbara Vandiver Johns, 85, went to be with Jesus February 20 while at Oakdale Nursing Facility in Judsonia, AR.  She was the wife of Rev. Harrison Johns.  They shared 65 years together.

Born in Little Rock, AR, she was the daughter of Jim & Clara Vandiver.  She graduated from Harrisburg High School in 1948, and from Arkansas Baptist Hospital School of Nursing in 1951.  She was employed as an RN in Texas, Colorado, and Arkansas for over 50 years.  She enjoyed an active life of love & laughter with friends & family, and was a leader in churches wherever she lived.  She was a member of First Baptist Church of Harrisburg, and the Order of Eastern Star.

She is survived by her loving husband Harrison Johns, formerly of Harrisburg; daughter Rebecca Williams (Phil) of Searcy, AR; son Haynes Johns (Dave) of Chicago, IL; granddaughter Julia Williams of Searcy; sister Margaret Brown (Doyle) of Jonesboro, AR; aunts Mary Robinson of St. Augustine, TX and Olive Tollett of Houston, TX; sisters-in-law Lois Johns & Edris Sloan, both of Harrisburg and Ann Fowler (Ray) of Easley, SC, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her brother Jimmy Vandiver.

Visitation will be Tuesday, February 23, at First Baptist Church Harrisburg, AR from 1:30-3pm, followed by the memorial service at 3pm.  Burial arrangements by Gregg- Weston Funeral Home, Harrisburg, AR.  Interment will be private.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Harrisburg, AR.

Joseph DeWitt “Sonny” Deckelman

Mr. Joseph DeWitt “Sonny” Deckelman of Harrisburg, departed this life Sunday, February 7, 2016, at the Woodbriar Nursing Home in Harrisburg, at the age of 82.

Sonny was born September 1, 1933 in Harrisburg to Joe Deckelman and Nell Ellzey Deckelman.

Sonny served in the US Air Force and was a Koren War veteran. He served as a Commander for the American Legion and Veterans Foreign Wars. Sonny was a member of the Rockabilly Hall Of Fame and enjoyed many years playing guitar in Nashville and Northeast Arkansas. He recorded several songs including “I’ve Got Love” which became a hit song on Rockabilly hit list, “I’ll Be Alright”, “Even the Bad Times Are Good”, “Green, Green Grass Of Home, Billy Boy and an excellent cover of Charlie Rich’s “Lonely Weekends”.

He is preceded in death by his parents, His wife Aldeana Terry Deckelman, one son, Joey Deckelman, and two grandchildren.

He is survived by one son Thomas Deckelman of Harrisburg, two daughters, Sheree Moser of Indiana, and Jodie Herron of Harrisburg, three sisters, Louise Weeks, Lora Jean Hancock both of Harrisburg and Brenda Hogue of Jonesboro, one brother, Charles Deckelman of Clinton, nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Funeral services are set for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, at the Gregg-Weston Funeral Home Chapel in Harrisburg with Bro. Charles Deckelman officiating. Interment will follow in Harrisburg Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may visit at the funeral home Wednesday, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

American Legion will serve as pallbearers.

 

Mrs. Hazelle Juanita Dixon

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Mrs. Hazelle Juanita Dixon, of Weiner, departed this life Saturday, January 9, 2016, in Jonesboro, at the age of 76.

She was born  in Weiner, the daughter of the late Truman Walker and the late Feekla Bame Walker.

Hazelle retired from J.C. Penney and was a member of The Church Of God in Weiner. She was very active in her church, where she served as a former Sunday School Teacher, Children’s Church Director and worked at the Church Camp.  She was a former Secretary of Friends of the Library and loved reading and spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Carl Dixon of Weiner, two daughters, Carol Little and husband Keith and Valerie Riley and husband Jerry, one son, Darrell Dixon and wife Lisa, all of Weiner, two sisters, Wanda Wagner and husband Bill and Maudine Webb, all of Trumann, 9 grandchildren, Brooke McClure and husband Jackie, Kristi Wilcox and husband Heath, Eric Little, Jeremy Riley, Aaron Riley and wife Shannon, Ariel Dixon, Jordan McClure, Kelsey Jones, Casey Jones and wife Lakyn and 6 great grandchildren, Anna Wilcox, Christian Wilcox, Kal Wilcox, Emerson Wilcox, Carlee little and Jordan McClure.

Funeral services are set for 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, at the Gregg-Weston Funeral Home Chapel in Harrisburg Rev. Gary Barker and rev. Jesse Dollars officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery at Weiner. Friends may visit at the funeral home Monday evening, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Jeremy Riley, Aaron Riley, Eric Little, Heath Wilcox, Jackie McClure and Casey Jones. Honorary pallbearers will be Brooke McClure, Kristi Wilcox, Ariel Dixon, Kelsey Jones and Shannon Riley. Those wishing to send memorials are asked to consider Weiner Friends of the Library.

James Gregory Mosley

received_10206528712749644Mr. James Gregory Mosley “Monkey Dogg, of Harrisburg, departed this life Wednesday night, December 30, 2015, in a vehicle accident in Wynne, at the age of 38.

He was born March 3, 1977 in Wynne, the son of Billie Joe Mosley, Sr. and Evelyn Sue Easley.

James worked from the time he could carry a brick with his father and brothers and learned his lifetime trade as a Master Mason. He went from Mosley Masonry and then served years with DT Allen Company in Newport laying brick. If in the Lord’s Kingdom there are many mansions to be built, I believe that on December 30, 2015, the Lord must have needed a good Mason.  James enjoyed fishing and hanging out with friends and family and looked forward to reunions. He enjoyed football and was a huge Razorback fan. He enjoyed his trips to the lake and to the river. He loved barbequing and eating crawfish. He cared for others and enjoyed helping people. He also loved his dogs, Roxy and Ceasar, and Pecos and Butterscotch, who died in the accident with him. He had a soft spot for animals and children and had a hand in raising many. He loved hot tubs, and when traveling, would not stay where there was not a hot tub.

He is survived by his father, Billie Joe Mosley, Sr. of Harrisburg, his wife, Tiffany Mosley of Newport, two sisters, Hope Mosley of Wynne and Monica Farmer of Colt, two brothers, Billie Joe Mosley, Jr and Scott Mosley, both of Harrisburg, his step-sisters, Kathy Smith, Jessie Holmes and Sonya Coleman of Harrisburg and Marty Emerson of Wynne, his god-daughter, Maggie McCammon of Cherry Valley, several nieces and nephews, T.J. Betts of Harrisburg, Traci Betts of Wynne, Kara Lee of West Memphis, Hannah Lovrien of Cherry Valley, McKinley Mosley of Wynne, Micha Qualls and Maddox Qualls, both of Batesville, Cody Cowell of Campbell’s Station and Amber and Jason Marquis of Wynne and some special friends, Bart, Chad, Ray, Jarod, Brandon, Greg, Brett, Gerald, John, Adrian, Cash, Mallory, Jenni Hall, Wes, Todd, Shonda, Luanne, David, Christian, Charlie, Ronny and Clifford.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Evelyn Sue Brand in February of 2015.

A memorial service is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 9, 2016, at the Gregg-Weston Funeral Home Chapel in Harrisburg with Brother Tommy Gene Swaite officiating.

Friends may visit at the funeral home Saturday, noon till those wishing to send memorials are asked to consider the Wynne Friends of Animals, P.O. Box 1365, Wynne, AR 72396.

Following services, there will be a balloon release on the parking lot.

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