Obituaries

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.

Mr. Jerry Wayne Wallace

picture for folderParagould- Mr. Jerry Wayne Wallace, 64, passed away Thursday, December 3, 2015 at his home.

He was born October 12, 1950 in Harrisburg to the late Author and Aline Clampit Wallace.

Mr. Wallace retired from Cross County Highway Department. He enjoyed farming, fishing, hunting and spending time with his family. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death in addition to his parents a sister; Glenda Pruitt.

He is survived by his daughters; Jackie Latham and her husband Tim of Paragould and Castanita Anderson and her husband Roy of Memphis, TN, a brother; GW Wallace and his wife Sandra of Fisher, two sisters; Christine Box and husband Jim of Alma and Sharon McCoy of Hot Springs, a aunt; Polly Blalock of Jonesboro, a step- grandmother; Ida clampit of Jonesboro, granddaughter; Ashlee Gray, great-granddaughter; Thea Gray and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 7, 2015, at the Gregg-Weston Funeral Home with Rev. Royce Bolin officiating.

Visitation will be from 10:30 until time of service at the funeral home.

Arron Danial and Aiden Brian McCrary

Harrisburg- Arron Danial and Aiden Brian McCrary passed away Monday, at St Bernard’s Medical center.

Arron and Aiden were born November 16, 2015 to Pearlie Miya Gentry and Arron Daniel McCrary.

The boys are survived in addition to their parents; four sisters, Haley Addy (Matt), Alyse Holloway both of Meridian, MS, Jaydon McCrary of Colorado Springs, CO Canace Zander (scott) of Fort Worth, TX; a brother, Gage Alan McCrary of Dallas, TX; Serval aunts, uncles and cousins.

McCrary twins are preceded by two brothers, Jessie Garcia and Johnny Ray Eaton; a sister, Alexis Jones.

A memorial service will be held 2pm Saturday November 21, 2015 at Lake Poinsett with Rev. Jeff Browder.

Mr. Larry Clay Walker

Mr. Larry Clay Walker, of Harrisburg, departed this life Friday, October 30, 2015, in Jonesboro, at the age of 68.

He was born January 18, 1947 in Tennessee, the son of the late Roy C. Walker and Hazel D. Claybrough Walker.

Larry was self employed in the Cable Installation business. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War having served in the U.S. Army Special Forces. He enjoyed shopping, bowling and spending time with his grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Mike Walker.

He is survived by his wife, Shawnda Walker of Marked Tree, AR, three daughters, Whitley Smith of Harrisburg, Shelbi Emberton of Marked Tree, and Tiffany Dixon of Harrisburg, one brother, Steve Walker of West Columbia, TX, four sisters, Linda Martin of Burleson, TX, Sharon Grebe of Shreveport, LA, Patricia Evans of Burleson, TX and Kathy Jones of Odessa, TX, and five grandchildren.

Funeral services are set for 10:00 a.m. Saturday at the Gregg-Weston Funeral Home Chapel in Harrisburg.  Interment will follow in Holly Springs Cemetery.

Friends may visit at the funeral home Friday evening, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Ms. Verna Seal Tate

Ms. Verna Seal Tate, of Harrisburg, AR, departed this life Monday, November 2, 2015, in Jonesboro,at the age of 76.

She was born March 31, 1939 in Harrisburg, the daughter of Albert Tate, Sr. and Dorothy Johnson Tate.  Through the years, she worked at Johansen’s Shoe Factory, the Jonesboro Human Development Center and later retired from Harrisburg High School after 13 years with the school.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Clarence Tate and a sister Ella Mae Tate.  She is survived by one daughter, Helen C. Tate of Harrisburg, five grandchildren Christine Tate, Diane Tate and Donna Tate, all of Jonesboro, Michelle Tate Craine of Olive Branch, MS and L. Tyrone “Bo” Tate of Harrisburg, twelve great grandchildren and a host of great great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are set for 2:00 p.m. Thursday, November 5, 2015, at the Gregg-Weston Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Old Harrisburg City Cemetery at Harrisburg.

There will be no visitation.  Pallbearers will be Demarkus A. Friar, Henry Lee Warren, Walter Anderson, Quinton Tate and Lawrence Adams.  David A. Sproling and Drei R. Friar will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Billie Gene Clements

billie clementsHarrisburg- Mr. Billie Gene Clements, 80, passed away Friday, October 30, 2015.

He was born June 18, 1935 in Bay Village to the late Tom and Albertine Clements. He was a construction worker, who enjoyed hunting, farming, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his children, Terissia Mann (Myron Jr.) and Charlotte Totty (Mike) all of Cherry Valley, Jackie Ladd (George) of Paragould, Jan Mitleff of Harrisburg, Kathy Long and Terry Clements both of Paragould, Tommy Clements of Jonesboro and Richard Clements of Cherry Valley; two sisters, Betty Bruce and Shirley Minirth both of Manila; fourteen grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by his wife, Catherine Clements; two sisters, Carolyn Daughtery and Ann Warren; a brother, Rit Clements.

A celebration of his life will be 2:00 pm Monday, November 2, 2015 at Gregg- Weston Funeral Home with Sherrril Brown officiating. Burial will follow at Bay Village Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 pm Sunday, November 1, 2015 at the funeral home.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are Mike Totty, Spencer Clements, Jody Moulder, Shawn Cox, Christopher Moulder and Myron Mann Jr.

 

 

Christopher Wayne Holcomb

Harrisburg- Christopher Wayne Holcomb, 53, died Wednesday at his home.

He was born December 5, 1961 to late Dexter and Opal Holcomb.

Mr. Holcomb worked as a construction worker. He enjoyed singing, playing the guitar and throwing darts. He was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by his sons, Tyler and Christopher Holcomb; a brother, William Holcomb (Edith); two sisters, Sevella Yancey (Butch) and Diana Lynn Mattix (Mark); girlfriend of 9 years, Lisa Cooper and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held 5 pm Friday, October 30, 2015 at Cross Chapel Baptist Church.

Mr. Dennis Partain

Mr. Dennis Partain, of Harrisburg, departed this life Friday, October 16, 2015, at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro, at the age of 61.

He was born August 7, 1954, in Harrisburg, AR, the son of the late Charles Trumann Partain and Pearl Lee Kinderick.

Dennis was very active in Church work and activities and drove the Church bus. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed deer hunting. He was President of the Sidney Creek Deer Camp.  Dennis worked as a road grader operator and he retired from working as a Jailer in Harrisburg.  He also worked for the Harrisburg Fire Department for over twenty years.

He is survived by a son, Christopher Partain, of the home, a daughter, Tabitha Patty of Midland, Michigan, three granddaughters, Kylie Partain of Hillsboro, Oregon, McKenzie Partain of Harrisburg, Arkansas, and Brooke Patty of Midland, Michigan, a grandson, Spencer Mott of Midland, Michigan, a half-brother, David Emery of Utah.

Funeral Service will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, at The First Baptist Church in Harrisburg with Rev. Kelly Jones officiating.  There will be a visitation from 7:00 until 9:00 Monday evening at Gregg-Weston Funeral Home in Harrisburg.

Anthony King, Spencer Mott, James Ray Pittman, Wayne Lore, Michael Partain, Steven Pittman and Joey Dill will serve as pallbearers.

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