Obituaries

Robert David Roberts

Arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Glennon Aalderink

Mrs. Glennon Aalderink of Harrisburg, departed this life Friday, July 11, 2014, at the Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, at the age of 89.  She was born November 5, 1924 in Kennett, Missouri, the daughter of the late Burl Gatewood and Gracie Rhinehart Gatewood.  She was a member of the New Testament Missionary Baptist Church in Harrisburg.  She enjoyed dancing, word search puzzles, and squirrel watching.  She also loved her flowers.  She enjoyed spending time with the senior citizens, church, and getting together for meals with her family.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Glennon Sue Stephens Smith, a brother, J. B. Gatewood, a grandchild, Cindy Lee Smart and a great grandchild, Krystal Hughes.  She is survived by one son, Eddie Vernon Flannigan of Sedgwick, two daughters, Glenda Fay Flannigan Smart of Harrisburg and Tereesa Ellen Stephens Long of Whitehall, seven grandchildren, Tammy Smart of Memphis, TN, Vickie Flannigan DeWater of Wyoming, Michigan, Debbie Flannigan Peterman of Zumbrota, Minnesota, Rick Jensen and Robert Jensen of Jonesboro, Rebecca Correa of Whitehall, and Tommy Bragan of Mesa, Arizona, and thirteen great grandchildren, William Blake Jensen, Marley Jensen, Georgie Jensen, Caleb Jensen, Amber DeWater, Bradley DeWater, Britani Peterman, Nicholas Peterman, Kalyee Correa, Emma Correa, Atreyau Bragan and Kalix Bragan.  Funeral Services have been set for 11:00 am Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at the Gregg-Weston Funeral Home Chapel in Harrisburg with Brother Rick Jensen officiating.  Interment will follow in Harrisburg Memorial Park Cemetery.  Friends may visit at the funeral home Monday evening, 5:00-7:00 p.m. 

Donnie Ray Dillinger

Mr. Donnie Ray Dillinger, of Fairfax, Virginia, formerly of Harrisburg, departed this life Sunday, June 1, 2014, in Reston, VA, at the age of 78.  He was born April 18, 1936, in Viola, Arkansas, the son of the late John William Dillinger and Creecy Rand Dillinger.  Donnie married Margaret Bledsoe on October 12, 1969 and they enjoyed 45 years together.  He was in law enforcement and served as a deputy sheriff for many years.  He also had a history in sales and was a former business owner in Iron City, TN.  He loved looking for arrowheads and enjoyed spending times with his grandchildren.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Tommy Dillinger and Cody Dillinger and two sisters, Shirley Moser and Bonnie Hill.  He is survived by his wife, Margaret Dillinger of the home, two sons, Jack Rory Dillinger (Donna) of Jonesboro, AR and Michael Jason Dillinger (Swati) of Fairfax, VA, one daughter, Phyllis Williams (Michael) of Jonesboro, one brother, Cohnon Dillinger (Carol) of Mountain Home, AR, two sisters, Johnece Choate of Mountain Home, and Sue Taylor of Gretna, LA, 10 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.  Funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Gregg-Weston Funeral Home Chapel in Harrisburg.  Interment will follow in Farm Hill Cemetery near Harrisburg.  Friends may visit at the funeral home Friday evening, 6:00-8:00 p.m. 

Mrs. Susan Gail Escue Cox

Mrs. Susan Gail Escue Cox of Harrisburg, Arkansas, departed this life Thursday, May 15, 2014, at her home in Harrisburg, at the age of 46.

 

She was born May 26, 1967, in Jonesboro, Arkansas, the daughter of Robert Lee Escue and Linda Bennett Escue DeLauter.

 

Susan loved cooking, especially for other people. She loved to hunt, and she loved animals, especially cats.  She was of the Southern Baptist belief.

 

She is survived by her loving mother, Linda DeLauter of Harrisburg, her father, Robert Lee Escue of Egypt, Arkansas, two brothers, Scott Escue and wife Regina and Robert Escue and wife Rena, all of Jonesboro, two half-brothers, Bobby Escue of Fayetteville, Arkansas and Damian Escue of Egypt, Arkansas, two nieces, Ashley and Amanda Escue of Jonesboro, Three nephews, Derek, Eric and Chase Escue of Jonesboro, and a special friend, William Soto.

 

A private memorial service will be held Sunday May 25, 2014 at 2 pm at her family home.  Gregg-Weston Funeral Home of Harrisburg has been entrusted with all arrangements.

 

Those wishing to send memorials are asked to consider the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

 

Mrs. Jessica Marie Murray Lueallen

Mrs. Jessica Marie Murray Lueallen 35, of Harrisburg, Arkansas, departed this life Monday, May 12, 2014, at home.

She was born July 31, 1978 in Jonesboro to Jess Murray Jr. and Elizabeth Gibson Murray.  Mrs. Lueallen graduated from Harrisburg High School in 1996. She was a homemaker, she loved gardening and animals as well as attending church.  She attended Calvary Baptist Church and was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by her husband, Jeffery Scott Lueallen of the home; her father, Jess Murray and his wife Carolyn; a son, Corey Scott Lueallen; a daughter, Kerigan Lynn Lueallen all of Harrisburg; sisters, Mandy Busch of Harrisburg, Katrina Cottingham and husband Jason of Jonesboro and Jodie Herron and husband Jamie of Manila.

She was proceeded by her mother, Elizabeth Gibson Murray.

Funeral services are set for 3:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Gregg-Weston Funeral Home Chapel in Harrisburg with Rev. Phillip Jenkins officiating.

Visitation will be Wednesday, 2 pm till service time, at Gregg-Weston Funeral Home.

Those wishing to send memorials are asked to consider the Restoration House Ministries in Harrisburg.

Martin Micheal “Mike” May

Memorial FolderMr. Martin Michael “Mike” May of Searcy, departed this life Monday, April 14, 2014, at the White County Medical Center in Searcy, after a long battle with throat and neck cancer, at the age of 70. 

 He was born July 25, 1943 in Shreveport, LA, the son of the late Francis Marion “F.M.” May and Billy Cady May.  He moved to the Lepanto are at an early age and was a graduate of Lepanto High School. Mike attended ASU in Jonesboro for one year and received a bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Arkansas in 1966.  He was a charter member of the Alpha Kappa Lambda fraternity at the University of Arkansas. Upon graduation, he worked as a design engineer for McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Company in St. Louis where he was involved in the F4Phantom program which played a huge role in the Vietnam war effort.  Mike moved to Searcy in 1972 where he accepted a position with Remington Rand as a Design Engineer and was involved in the plain paper copier program working on development and introduction of this new product to the marketplace .  When the Searcy Plant was transferred to Sperry Vickers in 1975, Mike became involved in the manufacturing phase of the hydraulic valve business and worked in this field until his retirement in 2008. Mike was a member of the Methodist Church and an avid hunter and fisherman and also an avid fan of Razorback Football and NASCAR.  

Mike was preceded in death by his father, Francis Marion “F.M.” May, his mother, Billie Cady May and his sister, Frances Marion May Gallagher, all of Searcy. 

Mike had no close survivors with the exception of several cousins living in northeast Arkansas in the Harrisburg and Jonesboro area.  He does, however, leave a host of friends and acquaintances in the Searcy area who respect both his friendship and his contribution to their lives. 

Graveside services are set for 3:00 p.m. Thursday at the Harrisburg Memorial Park Cemetery.  Gregg-Weston Funeral Home of Harrisburg is in charge of arrangements.

Friends may visit at the funeral home Thursday, 2 p.m. till service time.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, the Oncology Department at the White County Medical Center in Searcy, or the First United Methodist Church in Harrisburg

Mary Whitlatch

Mary Whitlatch, 59, of Harrisburg, departed Thursday, April 3, 2014, at home. 

She was born July 21, 1954 in Haynes, to the late Charles Keenum and Mary Lou Pierce.  Mary was of the Baptist Faith.  She enjoyed fishing, cooking, riding in big trucks, camping at Gunners pool and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her husband Stanley Whitlatch and her children, Rick Billinger, John Whitlatch and Angela Faulkner.

A memorial service will be held at Cornerstone Baptist Church Sunday April 6, 2014 at 2 pm.

Online personal condolences may be made to the Whitlatch family at www.mcnabbfuneralhomes.com.

Kenneth Orin Lock

Harrisburg- Kenneth Orin Lock, 88, passed away Thursday, February 27, 2014 at St. Bernards Medical Center.

 He was born on July 6, 1925 at Angus to the late Charles and Gracie Mae Lock. Mr. Lock was a member of the Harrisburg Church of Christ and enjoyed hunting and gardening.

 He is survived by a son and his wife, Jimmy and Sharon Lock of Jonesboro; a grandson and his wife, Brian and Lisa Lock of Harrisburg; a great-granddaughter, Cassidy Lock.

 He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mabel Halsey Lock; a brother, James Lock and a sister, Claire Herring.

 A graveside service will be 2:00 pm, Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Monette Memorial Cemetery with Kevin Beard officiating.

 Visitation will be from 11:00 until 1:00 pm, Saturday at Gregg-Weston Funeral Home in Harrisburg.

 

 

Phoebe Jean Pugh

Harrisburg- Phoebe Jean Pugh passed away February 11, 2014 at St Bernard’s Medical Center at the age of 89. 

She was born July 15, 1924 in Harrisburg.  Jean was a homemaker until most of her children were grown, then worked at Waddles Drug Store, Johansson Shoe Factory, The Poinsett County Library and The Poinsett County Circuit Clerk Office for 20 plus years.  She grew up poor and said she was lazy as a girl and would climb a tree and read a book, but after getting married and having children, was the hardest worker ever seen.  Her passion was reading – especially mysteries.  She loved working crossword puzzles and had a huge vocabulary, rocking babies, which she said was the most peaceful thing to her, and spending time with family.  She had high morals, was very modest, was the smartest person we know and had the most beautiful, sincere smile.  She was one of the fortunate people who got more beautiful with age.  No word can express how much we will miss her. 

She was preceded in death by her husband C.W. Pugh; parents James Robert & Lula Polk; a brother, John Robert Polk; son in law, R H Brown; daughters in law, Brenda Pugh and Mary Sue Pugh; grandson Jamie Bowman, granddaughter, Shonda Bowlin and great-grandson Branson Pugh. 

She sadly leaves behind her eight children,  Judy and John Bowman of Horn Lake, MS, Jeanette Pugh, Janice Pugh, Jimmy Pugh, Jill Brown, Joyce and Mike Bowlin, John and Pam Pugh and Joe Pugh, all of Harrisburg;  9 grandchildren,  Penny and Victor Roberts of Harrisburg, Melissa and Perry Baldwin of Horn Lake, MS,  Jason and Brandi Pugh of Benton, Jaime Pugh, Kelly and Erica Brown, Chad Pugh and friend Mila Muse of Harrisburg,  Jeff Pugh & fiancé Rebecca Leby of Little Rock, Chris Bowlin of Jonesboro and Amanda Gayle of Newport; 17 great- grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren and was Grandmother and Mother to Sydney Goodman and Caleb Pugh. 

Visitation will be Saturday, February 15 from 12:00 – 2:00 at Gregg Weston Funeral Home in Harrisburg.

Ted Harold Johnson

Mr. Ted H. Johnson of Harrisburg, departed this life Thursday, January 2, 2014, at the Woodbriar Nursing Home in Harrisburg at the age of 86. He was born February 17, 1927 in Lepanto, the son of Tobe Johnson and Julia Boling Johnson.  Ted was employed by Coca-Cola for many years and worked with his brother, A.A. Johnson for many years in the flea market business.  He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army in Korea.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Maxine Knee Johnson, three brothers, William Johnson, Jess Johnson and Alfred A. Johnson, and four sisters, Virginia Schmidt, Betty Churchwell, Arizona Layton and Cindy Davis.  He is survived by one daughter, Kathy Swanner of Jonesboro, one daughter-in-law, Sue Johnson of Harrisburg, one brother, Joe Johnson of Buckeye, Arizona, two sisters, Sylvia Thurman of Neosho, Missouri and Sharon Johnson of Denver, Colorado, two grandsons, Donald Johnson of Little Rock and David Swanner of Jonesboro, and three grandchildren, Xavier Johnson, Xander Johnson, and Destiny Swanner.  Graveside services have been set for 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 6, 2014, at Holly Springs Cemetery. There will be no visitation prior to services. 

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