Obituaries

Richard Harold George

Caraway- Richard Harold George, 74, passed away Monday, March 16, 2015 at Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House.

He was born September 25, 1940 in Kennett, Missouri to the late Olen and Helen George. Mr. George served his country proudly in the United States Army for forty-eight years both active duty and reserves. He served during and in two wars and was stationed with the Missouri 1137th MP Company. He lived in Poughkeepsie most of his life and later moved to Caraway.

He is survived by his wife, Wilma Louise George; his children, Pamela Carter (Ben) of Paragould, Ricky George of Poughkeepsie, Dana George, Ginger Milligan (Joshua), Garland Tipton (Sue) all of Caraway, Melissa Nelson (Lee) of Jonesboro; a daughter-in-law, Lena Jo Tipton of Caraway; a sister, Janet McCulley (Jerry) of Kennett; a brother, Scottie George (Cindy) of Eupora, Miss.; fifteen grandchildren; thirty-three great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; a lifelong friend Hoyt.

He was also preceded in death by a son, Roy Tipton; two great-grandchildren, Gracein Mallard James and Christopher Gamble.

A celebration of his life will be 2:00 pm Thursday, March 19, 2015 at Rowes Chapel Church with Rev. Glen Hoselton officiating. Burial will follow at Monette Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Gregg Funeral Home of Monette.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at Gregg Funeral Home in Monette.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are the members of the Missouri 1137th MP Company.

Lasting memorials may be sent to the March of Dimes.

Garland Wayne Platz

Platz, GarlandLake City- Garland Wayne Platz, 70, passed away Monday, March 16, 2015 at Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House surrounded by his loving wife, children, grandchildren and family members as well as the many people he touched throughout his life.

He was born February 9, 1945 in Leachville to the late Ivan and Eva Osborne Platz. He was raised by his special mommy, Vera Platz. He joined the Army in 1968 and served in Korea.  He became a member of the Army National Guard in 1976 and retired in 1996 as Sergeant First Class.  He was the NEA Solid Waste Manager in Paragould, where he retired in 2009. Throughout his life he was a ginner, welder, and a heavy equipment operator. Garland became an ordained Baptist Minister through Bethabara Baptist Church and was a faithful member of the Refuge General Baptist Church. He cherished spending time with his family and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a history buff and loved discussing politics.  He loved telling stories reminiscent of his life and was a wonderful Christian witness. He will be missed by his family and friends who loved him dearly.

He is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 26 years, Sarah Platz; his children, Tammy Green (Marty) of Little Rock, Lori O’Neil (Joe) of Jonesboro, James Mabe (Dawn) of Lake City, Beri Platz (Gwen) of Georgia, Felisha Angelo (Gary) of Jonesboro, Larissa Ivory (Torrance) of Jacksonville, Kimberly Campbell (David), Jessica Platz, Christopher Hood and Emily Hood all of Lake City; two brothers, Billy Wayne “Bub” Platz (Joyce) of Monette and James “Jimmy” Platz (Shirley) of Lake City; two sisters, Joann McCrackin of Jonesboro and Barbara Keiter, “His Best Buddy”, (Owen) of Monette.  He had a “slew” of grandchildren, Justin and Morgan Guthrie; Kristen Carner; Brianna, Carmen and David Campbell; Chace, Sierra and Jagger Thompson; Xavier and Torree Ivory; Darius, Mikaylah and Kinleigh Green; Gage, Ragen, Macauley, Jude, Aysten, Ryder and Kristen Platz; Waylon and William White; and Latasha and Tabby Mabe; six great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Sandra Mabe; a granddaughter, Maliyah Green; three sisters, Marie Keiter, Dorothy Pearson and Ruby Nance; and his brother, Bobby Platz.

A celebration of his life will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 21, 2015 at Refuge General Baptist Church with Rev. Ty Koons officiating. Burial will follow at Monette Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Gregg Funeral Home of Monette.

The family will receive friends from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at Refuge General Baptist Church.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are Darius Green, Justin Guthrie, Chris Hood, Jagger Thompson, Kevin Keiter and Gary Keiter; a very special honorary pallbearer, Joe Shaver and as honorary pallbearers are Marvin Fry, Larry Fry, Nathan O’Neal, Sam Lee, Jon Milligan, James Dubois and Army National Guard Company A of the 875th  Engineer Battalion.

Pattie Lynn Griffin

Senath- Pattie Lynn Griffin, 45, passed away Thursday, March 12, 2015 at her residence.

She was born November 24, 1969 in Chicago to the late Henry and Betty Mize Butler. She was a homemaker who loved her family and enjoyed flowers, kids and all animals.

She is survived by her children, Kaitlynn Nicole Griffin, Kyle Scott Griffin and Alex James Griffin all of Jonesboro; fiancé , David Duarte of Senath; mother, Reba Butler of Lake City; seven brothers and sisters, Sherry Jewell (Arnold),Betty Meyer (Mark) all of Jonesboro, Bennie Butler (Tracy) of Lake City, Jerry Young (Kelly) of Hainesville, IL, James Young (Laura) of Marengo, IL, Donna Razor (Mark) of Blytheville and Michael Butler of Jonesboro.

She was also preceded in death by a sister, Michelle Greer.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm, Monday, March 16, 2015 at Gregg Funeral Home in Monette. There will be no services.

 

Dorothy Nance

Monette- Dorothy Lola Nance, 91, passed away Sunday, March 8, 2015 at Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House.

She was born March 7, 1924 in Monette to the late Daniel and Blanche Logan Salmon. She was a homemaker and a member of the Calvary Full Gospel Church. She will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother.

She is survived by a daughter, Donzia Nance; a grandson and his wife, Shawn and Heather Nance; two great-grandchildren, Aiden Nance and Wriley Nance all of Monette; a daughter-in-law, Diane Ruth Nance of Senath, Missouri and a host of nieces and nephews.

She is also preceded in death by her husband, Collier Joe Nance; a son, Ronnie Joe Nance; two sisters, Ludie Bolar and Ruth Young; a brother, Edwin Pete Salmon.

A celebration of her life will be 2:00 pm Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at Gregg Funeral Home in Monette with Rev. David Price officiating. Burial will follow at Monette Memorial Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from noon until time of service Wednesday at Gregg Funeral Home in Monette.

Lasting memorials may be sent to Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House.

 

 

Jimmy Harold Pyland

Pyland, JimmyMonette- Jimmy Harold Pyland, 67, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital.

He was born February 11, 1948 in Monette to the late J. H. and Bernice Hampton Pyland. Mr. Pyland served his country proudly in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, he was a left door gunner, Staff Sergeant and Drill Sergeant. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign War and Monette American Legion Post. He was also a Boy Scout Master – Order of the Arrow. He will be remembered for his big heart and was loved by all.

He is survived by his wife, Hazel Pyland of Pocahontas; two step-daughters, Loretta Dodd of Cape Girardeau, Missouri and Sandra Titus of Keller, Texas; four grandchildren, Thomas Dodd and Mary Dodd of Cape Girardeau and Miranda Titus and Madeline Titus of Keller.

A celebration of his life will be 1:00 pm Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Monette United Methodist Church with Rev. Jerry Reed officiating. Burial will follow at Monette Memorial Cemetery with Military Honors.

Visitation will be from 11:00 until time of service Saturday at the church.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are Ronnie Qualls, Bill Craig, Rusty Thompson, Keith Thompson, Mike Ashley and Robin Ashley.

Services were entrusted to Gregg Funeral Home of Monette.

Myrna Dee Kisner

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERABlack Oak- Myrna Dee Kisner, 79, passed away Sunday, March 1, 2015 at her residence.

She was born April 5, 1935 in Black Oak to the late Marvin and Lorine Armstrong. She was a homemaker and an active member of the Black Oak Church of Christ. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, who loved her family, church and enjoyed fishing and reading.

She is survived by her husband, John Kisner; a son, Randy Kisner of Black Oak; four daughters, Particia Morgan (Roger) of Rineyville, KY, Deborah Foster (Gary) of Brookland, Terry Hawkins ( finance Larry Sutton) of Luxora and Tracey Moon (Wade) of Jonesboro; a brother, Dub Armstrong (Polly) of Black Oak; eight grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.

She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Ellen Tallent and Betty Armstrong.

A celebration of her life will be 11:00 am Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at Black Oak Church of Christ with Tim Bassing and Chub Qualls officiating. Burial will follow at Leachville Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 pm, Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at Gregg Funeral Home in Monette and Wednesday, from 10:00 am until time of service at the church.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are Roger Morgan, Wade Moon, Brandon Foster, Adam Foster, Chris Hawkins, Dawson Belcher and Ethan Moon.

Lasting memorials may be sent to the Children’s Homes of Paragould.

 

 

Edith L. LaFarlette

Monette – Edith L. LaFarlette, 98, of Monette passed away February 20, 2015 in St. Bernards Hospital under the care of St. Bernards Hospice. She was born May 6, 1916 in Harrisburg to the late Charles E. and Laura M. Adams Coleman. She was of the Baptist faith and was a homemaker. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and sister who spent her life taking care of others.

Survivors include her brother, Pat Coleman of Bonafay, FL; nine grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and four great- great grandchildren.

Mrs. LaFarlette was preceded in death by her loving husband, Lloyd LaFarlette; three sons, Charles, Sherman and Jimmy LaFarlette and two daughters, Betty Lou Cole and Evelyn Coker as well as a sister, Frances Jones and a brother, Lloyd Coleman.

The family will receive friends at Gregg Funeral Home in Monette from 12:30 p.m. Sunday until 1:30 p.m. Sunday, February 22, 2015. Graveside funeral services will follow at 2:00 p.m in Monette Cemetery with Rev. Jerry Reed officiating.

Lasting memorials may be made to The NEA Humane Society 6111 East Highland Drive Jonesboro, AR (870) 932-5185 or to The NEA food Bank 3414 One Place Jonesboro, AR (870) 932-3663

 

Charles Stephen Shipley

Manila- Charles Stephen Shipley, 49, passed away Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at Great River Medical Center.

He was born December 17, 1965 in Gary Indiana. Charles had been an EMT in Indiana and a police officer with Blytheville and Mississippi County departments. He was a fan of NASCAR and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He was survived by his wife, Angela Shipley; a son and his wife, Joey and Pam Shipley of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; his parents, Charles and Laverne McGrew Shipley of Manila; two grandchildren, Christopher Shipley and Emilina Craft both of Lawrenceburg; two step-grandchildren, Eric Malloni and Ryan Malloni both from Lawrenceburg; a sister, Shari Mortin (Thomas Davis) of Manila; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and a niece and nephew.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Henry Shipley; two grandmothers, Carrie Shipley Bolton and Eula McGrew and a cousin, Darryl McGrew.

A celebration of his life will be 1:00 pm Monday, February 23, 2015 at Gregg Funeral Home Chapel in Monette. Burial to follow at Mitchell Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 am until time of service at the funeral home.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are Joey Shipley, Charles Murphy Jr., Chris George, Tommy Davis, Jack Powell and Duane Hayes.

Lasting memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society.

Virginia Pittman

Monette- Virginia Pittman, 79, passed away Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at her residence.

She was born October 18, 1935 in Cardwell, Missouri to the late John Franklin and Jewell Lois Carter Glenn. She was an EMT for twenty-three years with the Buffalo Island Ambulance Service in Monette and District Softball Commissioner, umpire and softball coach for twenty-three years. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Curley Pittman; her children and their spouses, Cathy and Tracy Douglas, Jeff and Lisa Pittman and Stephen and Shannon Pittman; nine grandchildren, Keith, Brett, Bridgett, Taylor and Lindsey, Katelyn, Kirsten, Tristan and Krista; three great-grandchildren, Kaleb, Cameron and Corbin; two sisters, Pauline Earnheart and Mary Milligan; a brother, Sid Glenn.

She was also preceded in death by three brothers, J. F. Glenn, Bud Glenn and Jim Glenn.

A celebration of her life will be 2:00 pm Friday, February 20, 2015 at Monette Church of Christ with Rev. Zane Gragg, Art Smith and Josh Parnell officiating. Burial will follow at Cardwell Cemetery under the direction of Gregg Funeral Home of Monette.

The family will receive friends from noon until time of service Friday at the church.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are Keith Milligan, Terry Chambers, Michael Thorpe, Wade Spikes, Wyeth Spikes and Brandon Crump.

 

Orrie “Tincy” Manus

Monette- Orrie “Tincy” Manus, 80, passed away Friday, February 13, 2015.

He was born September 21, 1934 in Monette to the late Luther and Beatrice Manus Sr.

He was survived by his children, Rebecca Norton (Frank), Francis Gates, Libby Rojas and David Rojas; a sister, Lois Manus and nine grandchildren.

A celebration of his life will be 10:00 am Thursday, February 19, 2015 at Gregg Funeral Home Chapel. Burial to follow at Monette Memorial Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm, Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at Gregg Funeral Home in Monette.

 

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