Thelma Cason Price

MONETTE — Thelma Cason Price, 93, of Monette passed away Monday, April 14, 2014, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice in Jonesboro.

Born at Tuckerman, Aug. 20, 1920, Thelma lived most of her life in Monette and was a member of Monette First Baptist Church. She loved gardening, sewing, baking and spending precious time with her family.

Mrs. Price was preceded in death by her husband, Elihue Price; son, Benny Hugh Price; her parents, John W. and Mae Hunter Cason; grandson, Hugh Douglas Miller; brothers, Neil, Johnny and Everett Cason; sisters, Willene Trammell, Ruby Veness and Hazel Wallace.

She is survived by her daughter, Dolores Price Miller of Monette; sister, Dorothy Stull of Illinois; beloved granddaughter, MaLeisa Finch (Allen) of Jonesboro; granddaughter, Holly Jackson (Dewight) of Manila; grandson, Ben Allen Price (Gena) of Crossett; great-grandchildren, Dustin Finch (Angela) and Cassie Griffin (Derrick), all of Jonesboro, Kourtnie Rose (Jonas) of Leachville, and Emily and Zach Price of Crossett; daughter-in-law, Sue Price of Crossett; as well as seven great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Special thanks to the kind and caring staff of both the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House and Monette Manor.

Graveside funeral services will be 11:15 a.m. Wednesday in Monette Cemetery with Rev. Rusty Bird officiating. Visitation will be 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at Monette First Baptist Church.

Honored to serve as pallbearers will be Bob Blankenship, Bob Chambers, Mike Wallace, Allen Finch, Ben Allen Price and Dustin Finch.

Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Dean Trammell and Zach Price.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Winsome Sunday School Class Pantry Fund of Monette FBC, Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House of Jonesboro, the Monette Fire and Rescue or a charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements are with Gregg Funeral Home at Monette.

Billie Taylor Steele Mangrum

mangrumPaducah, KY- Billie Taylor Steele Mangrum, 87, formerly of Monette, passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2014. She was born March 26, 1926 in Flint, Michigan to the late Ira Lee Taylor and Ruth Wallace Taylor. Mrs. Billie was a homemaker and loved to paint and travel.

She is survived by her children and their spouses, Terry Allan and Cindy Steele of Birch Tree and Sandy and Monroe Sloan of Paducah; five grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Mangrum and a son, Jerry Steele.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm Friday, March 21, 2014 at Gregg Funeral Home in Monette.

A graveside service to celebrate her life will be 1:00 pm, Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Monette Memorial Cemetery with Bob Blankenship officiating. Burial to follow under the direction of Gregg Funeral Home.

Sanford “Sandy” Henderson

Lake City- Sanford “Sandy” Henderson Jr., 63, passed away Sunday, March 16, 2014 at his home.

He was born November 6, 1950 in Coos Bay, Oregon to the late Sanford Leroy Henderson Sr. and Eva Conder Henderson. Sandy was the owner and operator of Monette Truck and Diesel for twenty-four years.  He was a very hard worker who enjoyed hunting and helping people. He valued his employees and loved his wife, kids and grandkids.

He was survived by his wife, Candice Henderson; his children, Gena Henderson of Monette, Cassandra Henderson of Lake City and Tony Henderson of Southaven, Mississippi; five grandchildren, Blake Sparkman and Katelyn Sparkman both of Monette, Tyler Henderson and Treston Henderson both of Southaven and Kylen Henderson of Lake City; a cousin, Herbert Proctor of Tichnor.

He was also preceded in death by a brother, Gary Henderson.

A celebration of his life will be 2:00 pm, Wednesday, March 19, 2013 at Gregg Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Terry Miller officiating. Burial will follow at the Monette Memorial Cemetery.

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

Honored to serve as pallbearers are Scott McLaughlin, Sean Bunch, B. J. Bunch, Kevin McIllwain, Greg Griggs and Aaron Liles and as honorary pallbearers, Cris McIllwain, Joe Tackett, Nathan Parnell, Jerry Heinklin, Nelson Parker and James Shuburt.


Ione Harrell Taylor Brown

MONETTE — Ione Harrell Taylor Brown, 83, passed away Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital.

She was born on Aug. 5, 1930, in Macey to the late Roy and Minnie Pitts Harrell. Mrs. Ione taught at Black Oak, Childress and Monette for more than 30 years and was a devoted member of the United Methodist Church of Macey and then Monette. Ione was an active member of the United Methodist Women, the Alpha Nu Chapter of the Alpha Delta Kappa Sororiety and the Arkansas Teachers Association.

She is survived by her husband, Jodie Brown; two daughters and their husbands, Rhonda Taylor and Mike Sandifer of Washington, D.C., and Nikki and Allen Dewitt of Monette; four grandchildren, Mary and Samuel Sandifer, Logan and Laci Dewitt; a great-grandchild, Cameron; two brothers, David and Joe Harrell, both of Monette; and many nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Bobby Taylor; a sister, Martha Jane Hout; two brothers, Jack and Roy Glenn Harrell.

A celebration of her life will be 11:00 am, Tuesday March 3, 2014 at Monette United Methodist Church with Rev. Jerry Reed and Rev. Diane Wimberley officiating. Burial will follow at Macey Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5:00 until 7:00 pm Sunday at Gregg Funeral Home and 10:00 until time of service Tuesday.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are Keven Varner, Griffin Varner, Barry LaFarlette, Glenn Harrell, Lyle Malloy, and Dennis Gathright. Members of the United Methodist Church in Monette will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Lasting memorials may be sent to Monette United Methodist Church, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Arkansas Children’s Hospital.

In case of inclement weather, please call the funeral home to confirm funeral service, 935-5566.

Dorothy Weddle

Monette- Dorothy Weddle, 88, passed away Sunday, February 23, 2014 at Monette Manor. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

 She is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth Armstrong of Black Oak; a son, Ronald Weddle; a brother, Harold Carter; two sisters, Marjorie Stevens and Frances Thomas; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

 She was preceded in death by her husband, James C. Weddle; her parents, Emmitt and Adell Carter and a brother, Bill Carter.

 Family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 pm, Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at Gregg Funeral Home in Monette.

 Family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 pm, Thursday, February 27, 2014 at Bennett Funeral Home in Glen Allen, Virginia.

 A graveside service will be 10:00 am Friday, February 28, 2014 in Greenwood Memorial Gardens in Richmond, Virginia



Charles “Chuck” Warner

Rolla, Missouri- Charles “Chuck” Warner, 71, departed February 8, 2014 in Jonesboro.

 Chuck was born February 18, 1942 in Monette.

 He is survived by his son, Tony Warner of Kennett; two daughters, Charlotte (Scott) Hebel and Shawn (Jon) Sagel both of Missouri; two sisters, Sue Fox and Dorsia Warner both of Jonesboro; four grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

 Services will be private under the direction of Gregg Funeral Home.

L E Morgan

Morgan, LEBlack Oak- L E Morgan, 85, passed away Thursday, February 6, 2014 at his residence.

 He was born on June 25, 1928 in Black Oak to the late William Henry and Ida Oden Morgan. Mr. Morgan retired from American Greetings. He was a member the Rivervale Baptist Church, where he taught Sunday School for over thirty years. He enjoyed gardening and being with family.

 He is survived by his children, Linda Parker of Lake City, Brenda Whitney (David) of Black Oak, Martha Teague (Lanny) of Sanger, Texas, Linus Morgan (Shirley) of Springfield, Tenn. and LaDonna Hetler (Chris) of Jonesboro; two sisters, Oletta Hestand of Dowell, Ill and Retia Politte of Sedwick; two brothers, Harold Morgan and Jerry Haggermacher;  nine grandchildren, Allen Parker, Lora Ellis, Pamela Prescott, Deanna Smith, Mark Teague, Phillip Teague, Crystal Coffman, Christy House and Cheyenne Parker; fourteen great-grandchildren, Adam Parker, Jessica Harvey, Tony Hendrickson, Charles Hendrickson, Kaylea Perusse, Dustin Perusse, Chandler Teague, Chase Teague, Morgan Teague, Joshua Teague, Christeen Lee, Chris Coffman, Christa Coffman and Luke House; ten great-great-grandchildren, Sophia Harvey, Lydia Harvey, Anna Harvey, Riley Parker, Caden Parker, Carson Parker, Landon Parker, Genna Ellis, Zachary Ellis and Tammra Ellis.

 He was also preceded in death by his wife, Christeen Barrett Morgan; a grandson, Brandon Morgan.

 A celebration of his life will be 2:00 pm, Sunday, February 9, 2014 at Gregg Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jim Duffel officiating. Burial will follow at Monette Memorial Cemetery.

 The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 pm, Saturday, February 8, 2014 at Gregg Funeral Home in Monette.

 Honored to serve as pallbearers are Gaylon Barrett, Wayne Roach, Ronnie Thomas, Dale Barrett, Phillip Teague and Mark Teague.

Virginia Morgan

Birmingham, AL- Virginia Morgan, 84, formerly of Monette passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2014.

 She was born on January 13, 1930 in Monette to the late John Henry Chipman and Matery Mollie Bruce Chipman. Mrs. Morgan was a farmer’s wife and a homemaker. She enjoyed sewing and gardening. She was a longtime member of the Childress Baptist Church and then the Monette First Baptist Church.

 She is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Jennifer and John DeJohn of Birmingham and Karen and Michael Basch of Atlanta; a granddaughter, Lindsey Marie DeJohn; four sisters, Wilma Grooms, Venita Barton, Josephine Ward and Alice Faye Looney; two brothers, Loyd Chipman and Searcy Chipman.

 She was also preceded in death by her husband, J. D. Morgan; two sisters, Angela Molnar and Lulu Belle Wiseman and three brothers, Randell Chipman, Jimmy Chipman and Bruce Chipman.

 A celebration of her life will be 1:30 pm, Saturday, February 1, 2014 at Gregg Funeral Home Chapel in Monette with Rev. Jerry Reed officiating. Burial at New Friendship Cemetery will be private.

 Visitation will be from 12:30 until time of service, Saturday, at Gregg Funeral Home in Monette.

 In lieu of flowers, lasting memorials may be sent to Alzheimer’s Association of Center Alabama 300 Office Park Dr.  Suite 225, Birmingham, AL 35223



Myrtle E. Brewer

Myrtle E. Brewer 92, of Caraway, passed away Saturday, January 18, 2014, at Monette Manor nursing home.  She spent most of her life as a homemaker  caring for others.  Her greatest joy came from spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by husband, A. E. “Bub” Brewer, her parents Paul B.  and Una Hoffman, an infant son A. E. Brewer, Jr., three brothers and one sister. 

She is survived by three sons:  Joe (Carlene), James (Wallece) Brewer both of Jonesboro, and John (Carmen) Brewer of Caraway; six grandchildren:  Wayne Still, Sean Still, Jason (Mandy) Brewer, Courtney (Brandon) Winters all of Jonesboro, Bryce (Beth) Brewer of Little Rock and Kristen Brewer of Caraway; thirteen great grandchildren, two brothers:  D. J. (Verla) Hoffman of Mayetta, Kansas, Paul (Virginia) Hoffman of Senatobia, Mississippi; three sisters:  Martha Jones of Cabot, Mable Hopper and Francis Pierce of Davenport, Iowa and one sister-in-law, Wilma Poe Hoffman of Ward, and a host of nieces and nephews. 

Visitation will be 10:00-11:30 Tuesday, January 21, at New Hope-Black Oak Baptist Church followed by the funeral service at 11:30 with Heath Hawkins officiating.  Burial will follow at Caraway Cemetery under the direction of Gregg Funeral Home of Monette.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Still, Sean Still, Bryce Brewer, Brandon Winters, Jason Brewer, Caleb George, and Ty Still.

A special thank you to the staff of Culpepper Place and Monette Manor for their wonderful care.

Maria Elena Hernandez

Jonesboro- Mrs. Maria Elena Hernandez, age 83, departed this life Thursday, January 16, 2014, near Jonesboro, from injuries received in a car accident.

She was born October 25, 1931 in Mexico, the daughter of Emeterio Hernandez and Juanita Lara. 

She enjoyed gardening and reading her Bible and was a nurse for several years in Mexico.  She was a Christian and a member of the Christ Within Us Church in Monette. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rufino Rodriguez, and four children, Thomas Castillo, Guillermo Castillo, Aaron Castillo and Blanca Rodriguez.

She is survived by six children, Eva Castillo of Laredo, TX, Maria Castillo of Brownsville, TX, Cynthia Castillo of Laredo, TX, Alma Rodriguez of Mercedes, TX, Norma Martinez of Monette, and Daniel Rodriguez of Monette; 30 grandchildren and many, many great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Monday, January 20, 2014, at 2:00 p.m., at the Gregg Funeral Home Chapel in Monette with Mr. Victor Palacios officiating.  Burial will follow in Monette Memorial Cemetery. 

Friends may visit at the funeral home Sunday, 5:00 until 7:00 pm.

Pallbearers will be Jose Martinez, Daniel Rodriguez, Daniel Flores, Daniel, Omar, and Victor Palacios.


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