Obituaries

Delbert Wayne “Bo” Fowler

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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

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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

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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.

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