Obituaries

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

Black 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.

 

Mildred Anita Gipson

Monette- Mildred Anita Gipson, 68, passed away Thursday, February 12, 2015 at her home.

She was born October 23, 1947 in Milligan Ridge to late Charlie Perry and Mildred Lois Slankerd. She worked for many years at American Greeting, Home Healthcare and School. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother.

She is survived by her husband, Jerry Gipson; her children, Carl Allen, Deborah Kaye Pitts, Donald John Drennon, Jeremy Lynn Drennon and Gena Michelle Smithee and husband Joe; ten grandchildren, Jeffrey Lee Allen, Jennifer Leann Allen, Kama Mullins, Skyler Smithee, Joe Mac Mullins, Jo Jo Smithee, Gracie Smithee, Haylie Denay Nordan, Jesse Taylor Sandage and Brandon Allen; two great-grandchildren, Becca Allen and Tate Sandage; two sisters, Mary Carmichael and Dorothy Blake; a brother, Bobby Slankerd.

A celebration of her life will be 11:00 am Saturday, February 14, 2015 at Gregg Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be private.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm, Friday, February 13, 2015 at the Gregg Funeral Home in Monette.

 

 

Leslie Marie Dunkerson

Paragould- Marie Dunkerson, 85, passed away Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center.

She was born February 3, 1930 in Viola to the late Lessie and Pearlie Fout. She retired from American Greeting after 35 years. She was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed singing.

She is survived by her two sons and their wives, James and Marka Dunkerson of Paragould and Eddie and Ginny Dunkerson of Jonesboro; a brother, Robert Brown of Viola; three sisters, Lavora East of St. Louis, Coleen Thompson of Paragould and Rebecca Boatman of Caraway; three granddaughters, Tammy Russell of Osceola, Gena Shelhamer and husband Scott of Bartlett, Tenn and Kim McDonald of St. Louis; three great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Henry Dunkerson; a brother and five sisters.

A graveside service to celebrate her life will be 10:00 am Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Caraway Cemetery with Rev. Rick Stevens officiating under the direction of Gregg Funeral Home of Monette.

There will be no visitation.

Roma Wallace Lybarger Harper

Harper, RomaMonette- Roma Wallace Lybarger Harper, 90, passed away Monday, February 2, 2015.

She was born September 8, 1924 at Wallace Community near Monette to the late Dutch and Gania Finley Wallace. Mrs. Roma was lifetime member of the Monette First Baptist Church.

She is survived by two sons and their wives, Tony and Fonda Qualls Lybarger and Michael and Carol Lybarger; three grandchildren and their spouses, Melodie and Tracy Taylor, Eric and Sarah Lybarger and Sean Paul Lybarger; five great-grandchildren, Cody Hanna, Victoria Lybarger, Olivia Lybarger, Emily Werner and Addyson Grace Lybarger.

She was also preceded in death by two husbands, William “Bill” Lybarger and Dr. Bland R. Harper.

A celebration of her life will be 11:00 am Friday, February 6, 2015 at Monette First Baptist Church with Rev. Rusty Bird officiating. Burial will follow at Monette Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Gregg Funeral Home of Monette.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are the Monette First Baptist Church’s Deacons.

Delores Loyes Osborn

Jonesboro- Delores Loyes Osborn, 97, passed away Saturday, January 24, 2015 at St. Elizabeth’s Place.

She was born September 3, 1917 in Monette to the late Paul and Minnie Cockrum. She lived most of her life in Jonesboro. She retired from Frolic Footwear.

Mrs. Osborn was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Lee Osborn; daughters, Betty Lou Osborn Rushing and Sandra Lee Osborn Bishop; great-granddaughters, Misty Leighann Rushing and Lori Ann Bishop.

She survived by three grandchildren, Ricky L. Rushing, Robin W. (Patsy) Bishop and Micha Huskey (Jimmy Dale) and nine great-grandchildren, Hasin, Killion, Elijah, Silas, Jonas, Caleb, Gaberial, Addan, Dekker Huskey; five great-great-grandchildren, Delaney Kyle Agee, Ella Quinn McCutcheon, Zavan Alexander McCutcheon, Boston Ray Young and Houston Dale Young.

A graveside service will be 11:00 am Monday, January 26, 2015 at Monette Memorial Cemetery with Jimmy Dale Huskey officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of Gregg Funeral Home of Monette.

There will be no visitation.

Honorary pallbearers will be Elijah, Silas, Jonas, Caleb, Gaberial, Addan, Dekker Huskey.

 

 

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