Obituaries

John Coldiron

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Mr. Johnathon L. Coldiron, of Harrisburg, departed this life Tuesday morning, October 28, 2014, in Harrisburg, at the age of 37.

He was born March 1, 1977 in Homer, Louisiana, the son of the late John Thomas Coldiron and Karen Ingle Coldiron.

John was a former tugboat employee and a roofer.  He loved fishing and hunting and spending time with his wife and children.

He is survived by his wife Amanda Church Coldiron of the home, three children, Sarah, Haley and Jaseton, all of the home, 1 sister, Heather Coldiron of Harrisonburg, LA and his grandmother, Charlotte Ingle of Harrisburg, AR.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 2, 2014, at the Gregg-Weston Funeral Home Chapel in Harrisburg. Interment will follow in Harrisburg Memorial Park.  Friends may visit at the funeral home Saturday evening, 5:00-8:00 p.m

Those serving as pallbearers will be Dennis Hedge, Brad Coldiron, Kevin Coldiron, B.J. Wilson and Dennis Hedge.

Kenneth L. “Buddy” George

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Mr. Kenneth L. “Buddy” George, of Jonesboro, formerly of Trumann and Harrisburg, departed this life, October 27, 2014, at his home, at the age of 66.

 

He was born January 21, 1948 in Trumann, the son of James Homer George and Pauline Tillery George.

 

Buddy was a U.S. Navy veteran having served in Vietnam.  He served for six years and then suffered a stroke that disabled him and ended his naval career.  He remained dedicated to his country was proud of his service. He married Shirley Miller August 12, 1978 and they enjoyed 36 years together. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Trumann and was very active in his church. He enjoyed buying and selling cars, especially classic cars.  He mowed yards for many years and enjoyed vacations and time at the beach.

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth L. George, two brothers, Johnny Paul George and Donald Wayne George, a sister, Martha F. Dunn, and a grandchild, Ryan Fracek.

 

He is survived by his wife Shirley George of the home, seven children, Diana Moore (Eric) of Harrisburg, Donna Oliver (Randall) of Mountain Home, April Kirby (Paul) of Harrisburg, Angela Farley (James) , Kevin L. George, Kimberly Stuart (Lee)  and Kristyn George (Greg Bean), all of Jonesboro, five siblings, James E. George of Jonesboro, Robert Allen George of Quana, TX, Jimmie Lou Garcia of South Bend, IN, Virginia Kelso of Sikeston, MO, and Dorris J. Covelli of Harrisburg, eight grandchildren, Ashley Noel, Brandon Moore, Michael Moore, Matthew Fracek, Sarah Oliver, Kelsey Kirby, Kaley Kirby, and Hannah Belcher, and one great grandchild, Bryleigh Madison Kirby.

 

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 31, 2014, at the Gregg-Weston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Austin Missey and Rev. Frank Hillis officiating.  Interment will follow in the Arkansas State Veteran’s Cemetery at Birdeye.  Friends may visit at the funeral home Thursday evening, 6:00-9:00 p.m.  Those serving as pallbearers will be Donald Britnell, Floyd Tucker, Conrad Mobley, Rodney Sweeney, Bobby Hampton, and Wayne Lindsey.  Grandchildren will serve as honorary pallbearers.

 

 

Jimmy Ray Qualls

Jimmy Ray Qualls, 72, of Harrisburg, departed this life Monday October 20, 2014, at his home.

He was born July 15, 2014  in Harrisburg, to the late  John Frank and Lorene Chamberlain Qualls. He worked for Ford Motor Company and Otis Engineering. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.  He was of the Baptist faith.

He was proceeded in death in by his parents; two brothers Charles Vernon Qualls and Teddy Wayne Qualls; two sisters, Margaret Reynolds and Diane Craig.

He is survived by his wife Connie Qualls of Monette; a son, Jim Qualls and his wife Robin of Arnold, Missouri; a daughter Cheryl Qualls of St. Louis, Missouri; two brothers, J.E. Qualls and his wife Sylvia of Jonesboro and Junior Qualls and his wife Pam of Harrisburg; nine sisters,Virlene Neal of Truman, Gail Simpson and her husband Roger of Webster, Michigan, Linda Hughes and her husband Charles of  The Colony, Texas, Sharon Goodin and her husband George of Harrisburg, Martha Parnell and her husband Henry Bradenton, Florida, Brenda Medina and her husband Thomas of Irving, Texas,  Deborah McClure and her husband Gary of The Colony, Texas, Annette Peace and her husband Dean of Jonesboro and Regina Miller of Irving; four granddaughter, Taylor Qualls and Madison Qualls   both of Arnold, Missouri, Elizabeth McCamey and Cloe McCamey both of Monette; and several nieces and nephews.

A Graveside service will be 10 am Thursday October 23, 2014 at Pine Log Cemetery.

Visitation will be 6-8 pm Wednesday at Gregg-Weston Funeral Home.

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.

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