Obituaries

Lonnie Gene Craig

Monette- Gene Craig, 77, passed away Monday, October 27, 2014 at his residence.

He was born October 31, 1936 in Malden, Missouri to the late William Russell and Ruby Rosetta Bush Craig. He was a route salesman and supervisor for Pepsi from 1955 until 1998. He enjoyed gardening, fishing and camping. Gene was a member of the Macy Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Janis Craig; three sons, Mickey Craig and wife Joanne of Hillsdale, Michigan, Tom Craig and Ronnie Bruce and wife Karen all of Monette; a brother and his wife, Bill and Linda Craig of Lake City; two sisters and their husbands, Kaye and Wayne Ray of Hattiesburg, Mississippi and Raye and Ted Finley of Monette; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; adopted family, Larry Davis, Kim Davis, Dustin Davis, Katie Davis, Bridget Davis, Brittney Adams (Tony), Brett Turner and Tim Childers; his dog, Fluffy and cat, Sally Girl and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Patsy Gathright Craig and a brother, Gary Craig.

A celebration of his life will be 2:00 pm Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Gregg Funeral Home in Monette with Rev. Jerry Reed and Rev. Rusty Bird officiating. Burial to follow at Monette Memorial Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 pm Wednesday at the funeral home.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are Caleb Bruce, Rusty Craig, Tim Childers, Dustin Davis, Wade Gathright, Pee Wee Gathright, Jackie Wayne Gathright and Dennis Gathright.

Lasting memorials may be sent to Monette United Methodist Church, Arkansas Children’s Hospital of Monette First Baptist Church.

 

 

Shawn Perrin

Jonesboro- Shawn Perrin, 48, formerly of Monette, passed away Sunday, October 26, 2014.

He was born April 21, 1966 in Peoria, Illinois. He was a 1984 graduate of Monette High School.  Shawn was a licensed paramedic and educational director with Medic One since 2004. He enjoyed arrowhead hunting and playing music. He will be remembered as a loving son, father, brother and grandfather.

He is survived by his mother, Judy Perrin of Monette; two sons, Jordan Perrin and Nathan Perrin both of Bay; a sister, Shelley Lynn Perrin of Caraway; companion and best friend, Jody Gardner of Jonesboro; four grandchildren, Presley Perrin, Cash Perrin, Daxton Perrin and Shaley Lynn.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Bupp Perrin and his father, Frank Perrin.

A celebration of his life will be 10:00 am, Friday, October 31, 2014 at Monette First Baptist Church with Rev. Shawn McElhannon and Rev. Arthur Phelps officiating. Burial will follow at Macey Cemetery under the direction of Gregg Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm, Thursday, October 30, 2014 at Gregg Funeral Home in Monette.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are Cole Ashley, Joe Brinkley, Allen Dewitt, Brant Dowless, Brian Pruitt, Myron Davis, Jeff Qualls and David Newcom and as honorary pallbearers are Bobby Nettles and the staff of Medic One Ambulance.

Lasting memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association.

 

Vivian Ivah Sharp

Caraway- Vivian Ivah Sharp, 91, passed away Thursday, October 23, 2014 at Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House.

She was born January 22, 1923 at Golconda, Illinois to the late Thomas and Vertie Bogard Collier. Mrs. Vivian was a lifetime resident of Caraway and a member the Caraway Church of Christ. She was an avid sports fan and loved to play cards at the Senior Center.

She is survived by two daughters, Betty Haag and husband Lynn of Caraway and Barbara Slayton of Auburn, Georgia; three sisters, Lanna Collier of Caraway, Velda Mann of Paragould and Zella Williams of Jonesboro; a brother, James Collier of Caraway; four grandchildren, Greg Haag, Ashley Sellers, Heather Layson and Shane Slayton; twelve great-grandchildren, Caroline Haag, Elizabeth Haag, Elizabeth Sellers, Zoe Sellers, Zach Sellers, Koby Sellers, Logan Layson, Emily Layson, Luke Layson, Aaleyah Layson, Cooper Slayton and Parker Slayton.

She was also preceded in death by her husbands, Thurman Miller and Faye Sharp; three siblings, Tommy Collier, Margaret Abernathy and Clara Barrett.

A graveside service to celebrate her life will be 11:00 am Monday, October 27, 2014 at Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery with John Shadowens officiating under the direction of Gregg Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 4:00 pm, Sunday, October 26, 2014 at Gregg Funeral Home in Monette.

Honorary pallbearers will be Pauline Payne, Cliffee Gipson and Beulah Tyler and all of  her Sr. Citizens Center’s friends.

Lasting memorials may be sent to Caraway Church of Christ or Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House.

 

 

Murel Mangrum

mangrum-paperTrumann- Murel Lee Mangrum, 76, passed away Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House.

He was born January 31, 1938 in Caraway. Mr. Murel was a farmer and a cowboy. He was a member of the Maple Grove Baptist Church.  He was a past Justice of the Peace for Poinsett County, a former board member and secretary of Monette Co-op Gin, board member of the Arbyrd Cotton Warehouse. He also worked as a supervisor at Singer Company until it closed.  Served his country proudly in the Arkansas National Guard and his community as a youth baseball and basketball coach. He enjoyed riding horses, trail rides and team penning, he had won many awards at local and state horse competitions.  He will be remembered for his quick smile, for being a fair man and a friend to all and a loving husband, brother, father and grandfather.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Lei Lani Blasingame Mangrum; a son, Michael Mangrum of Monette; a daughter, Karri Mangrum of Trumann; a grandson and his wife, Dayne and Christy Davis of Trumann; a great-grandson, Gunner Barber; three sisters, Juanita Spivey of Lewisville, Texas, Faye Emery and husband Melton of Caraway and Patti Jones of Little Rock; a brother and his wife, Gary and Brenda Pace of Black Oak; three aunts, Margaret Dobbins and husband Lynn of Blytheville, Inez Parten of Jonesboro and Winnie Flynn of South Carolina; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wade and Minnie Lee Pace; two brothers, Jim Pace and David Pace.

A celebration of his life will be 10:00 am Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Gregg Funeral Home in Monette with Jerry “Chub” Qualls and Jerry Wilcox officiating. Burial will follow at Monette Memorial Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm Friday, October 17, 2014 at Maple Grove Baptist Church in Trumann and from 9:00 am until time of service Saturday at Gregg Funeral Home in Monette.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are Jeff Blasingame, Jamie Blasingame, Jeb Blasingame, Merett Emery, Kevin Pace, Michael Pace, Mandy Young and Jamie Pace and as honorary pallbearers, Bob Farmer, Gerald Hunt, Jerry Brown, Paul Gairhan, Dean Terry, Harvey Faulkner, Wayland McClelland, Dennis Cantrell, Walt Wood, Mike Watkins, Lee Ballard and Adult Men’s Sunday School Class from Maple Grove Baptist Church

Lasting memorials may be sent to Maple Grove Baptist Church or Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House.

 

 

Johnny D. Crum

Monette- Johnny D. Crum, 68, of Monette, passed away Tuesday September 30, 2014 at St. Bernard’s Hospital in Jonesboro. He was born March 15, 1946 in Arbyrd, MO to the late Elmo and Jessie Doherty Crum.

Mr. Crum was the former owner of Closed Circuit Security and will be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Survivors include his loving wife, Kathy Darr Crum of the home; daughter, DeAnna Poe and husband Gary of Cardwell, MO; grandchildren, Brittany Hurst and Shelby Hurst both of Cardwell, Alyssa Brewer, Kelsey Brewer and Toyre Brewer all of Collierville, TN; one great grandchild, Brentley Hurst of Cardwell; three brothers, Larry Crum and wife, Peggy of Memphis, TN, Gary Crum and wife, Pat, of Hernando, MS, and Harry Don Crum and wife, Linda, of Kennett, MO.

He was also preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey Brewer.

A celebration of Johnny’s life will be 2:00 pm, Friday October 3, 2014 in the chapel of Gregg Funeral Home in Monette with Lee Merideth officiating. The family will receive friends Thursday evening at the funeral home from 6 pm until 8 pm.

 

Emma Jo Masner Conner

Jonesboro- Emma Jo Masner Conner, 95, passed away Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House.

She was born November 17, 1918 in Poplar Ridge to the late Elmore and Meldora Masner. She was a retired teacher and a member of the Monette First Baptist Church. Mrs. Emma Jo enjoyed walking and hiking and loved her family.

She is survived by a granddaughter, Anna Ommanney of Hollywood, California; a brother, John Paul Masner of Jonesboro; a sister, Billie Wilkes of Williamburg, Virginia; a niece, Carolyn Sockwell; nephew, Joe Masner; a great-nephew, Jason Sockwell and family; a great-niece, Chelsea Rupard all of Jonesboro; and many other friends and family.

She was preceded in death by two husbands, Samuel Conner and Len Dokken; a son, Philip Conner; two granddaughters, Angela Conner and  Gretchen Conner; four sisters, Stella Wallace, Minnie Kaplan, Jessie Jance and Mabel Berry; two brothers, Elmer Masner and Nath Masner.

A celebration of her life was held Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Gregg Funeral Home Chapel in Monette with Rev. Rusty Bird officiating. Burial was at Monette Memorial Cemetery.

Evelyn Bronaugh

Picture1Monette- Evelyn Isabelle Bronaugh, 88, died September 12, 2014 at Lakeside Nursing Center in Lake City.

She was born April 1926 in Leachville to the late Clyde and Martha Ramsey and raised in Monette by her grandmother, Anner Lee Ramsey.

She was a homemaker for many years and then worked and retired from a major insurance company. Upon retiring she moved back to Monette where she resided ever since. She greatly enjoyed word puzzles and games. She was an avid dog lover, being the parent and guardian to many special friends over the years.

She was preceded in death by a son, Billy Gerald Bronaugh; a grandson, David Dilbeck.

She will be dearly missed by her children, Edward Dwayne Fraser of Denver, Colorado, Tommy Lee Bronaugh Riegelsberger and Clyde Edward Bronaugh both of Monette; a daughter-in-law, Phyllis Irene “Sue” Bronaugh of Granite City, Illinois; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and many dear friends.

There will be a private memorial service under the direction of Gregg Funeral Home of Monette.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the American Heart Association.

Danny Joe Warren

Caraway- Danny Joe Warren, 55, passed away Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at his residence.

He was born September 11, 1958 in Luxora to the late Henry and Betty Warren. He will be remembered for living life to the fullest.

He is survived by his daughter, Danielle Webb; a granddaughter, Cortney Warren Webb both of Caraway; two brothers and their wives, Kenny and Jan Warren of Southhaven, MS and Robert D. and Wanda Warren of Osceola.

He is also preceded in death by four brothers, Phillip J. Warren, Randy L. Warrren, William D. Warren and Larry G. Warren; a sister, Joyce L. Brewer.

A memorial service to celebrate his life will be 5:00 pm Sunday, September 7, 2014 at his residence followed by a barbecue pot luck.

Arrangements were entrusted to Gregg Funeral Home of Monette.

Flora Louise Mooney

Caraway- Mrs. Flora Louise Mooney, 89, departed this life Thursday, August 28, 2014, at the St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro.

She was born March 11, 1925 in Center, MS, the daughter of Joseph Raymond Kelley and Eva Mae Ballard Kelley.  She was a member of the Caraway Baptist Church and worked for the Caraway Drug Company for 15 years.  She enjoyed her flowers and was given the yard of the month honors on several occasions.  She was a great cook, a good loving mother and was very fun to be around.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bryan V. Mooney; one son, Bryan Mooney, Jr.; one grandson, James Bryan Moyer and several brothers and sisters.

She is survived by a daughter, Mae Dell Workman (David) of Como, MS; three sons, James Mooney (Vicky) of Jonesboro, Terry Mooney (Lucinda) of Euless, TX, S. Barry Mooney (Ellen) of Colorado; a brother, Clyde Ray Kelley of West Memphis; 11 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren and several great, great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 2, 2014, at the Gregg Funeral Home Chapel in Monette with Rev. Rick Stevens officiating.  Interment will follow in Nettleton Cemetery.

Friends may visit at the funeral home Tuesday, noon till service time.

 

 

Frank Edward Flynn

Lake City- Frank Edward Flynn, 82, formerly of Granite City, Ill., passed away Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at home after a brief illness.

He was born February 8, 1932 in Lake City, the son of William Roland Flynn and Ruby Marie Phillips Flynn Wingo.  On May 2, 1952, he married Frances Divona Reynolds who passed away May 18, 2012.  They celebrated 60 years of marriage.  Frank and Frances were members of Needham Assembly of God Church.

Frank was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War and a recipient of the Bronze Star, the Korean Service Medal with six Bronze Stars, the Occupation Medal for Japan, and the Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation for his service from 1949 – 1952.  He was employed for 30 years by General Motors where he was a general foreman on the corvette line at the St. Louis, Mo. plant.  He retired in 1984.  Frank enjoyed singing and playing guitar, bringing laughter to family and friends, fish fries, his wife’s banana pudding, and his mother’s coconut cake.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, one sister, and five brothers.

He is survived by his children, one daughter, Frankie Flynn Kins and husband David of Pueblo, Colo.; two sons, Phillip E. Flynn and wife LeAnn of Pueblo West, Colo.; Aaron C. Flynn and wife Robin of Granite City, Ill; one sister, Jewell Sneed of Delano, Cali.; one brother, Donnie Flynn of St. Charles, Mo.; ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. 

Funeral services will be 10:00 am Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Gregg Funeral Home Chapel in Monette with Rev. Van Gilbert officiating.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm, Friday, August 29, 2014 at Gregg Funeral Home in Monette.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

 

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