Obituaries

Phyllis Ann Pemberton

Bono- Phyllis Ann Pemberton, 59, passed away Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at her residence.

She was born September 23, 1955 in Dixie to the late Lee and Lola Henderson Chadwick. Phyllis was a member of the Shepherd’s Heart Church and the spiritual guide and backbone of the family. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Pemberton; her children, Lori Ann Church (Rod) of Paragould, Dennis Lee Sairls (Becky) of Brookland, Christopher Allen Sairls of Bono, Melissa Ann Pemberton of Newport, Michelle Lea Pemberton of Bono, Joshua Scott Leach (Ashley) of Brookland, Emily Nicole Pemberton and Trinity Grace Pemberton both of Bono; three brothers, Harold Chadwick (Selma) of Bono, Phillip Chadwick (Sharon) of Little Rock, Jeffrey Chadwick of Bono; two sisters, Joyce Robins of Lake City and Linda Canamore (Melvin) of Jonesboro; eighteen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by an infant son, Seth; a brother, Larry; two sisters, Wilma and Patricia.

A celebration of her life will be 2:00 pm Friday, November 14, 2014 at Gregg Funeral Home in Monette with Pastor James Strait officiating. Burial to follow at Monette Memorial Cemetery.

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

Honored  to serve as pallbearers are Brandon Sairls, Cade Burrow, Eric Chadwick, Xavier Foster, David Chadwick and Robert Clark and as honorary pallbearers, Kamden Sairls, Hunter Leach, Rod Church, Jason Church and Brian Hamby.

 

 

Sarah Hazel Tucker

Tucker, hazel - picMonette- Sarah Hazel Tucker, 91, passed away Saturday, November 8, 2014 at Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House.

She was born July 10, 1923 in Pulaski, Illinois to the Charles Frederick and Sarah Katherine Showmaker Stern. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, and friend and always had a smile for everyone.

She is survived by her children, Richard “Dickie” Tucker of Monette, Mary Ann Turner (Fred) of Paragould, Patricia Lynn Ballard (Jake) of Leachville, Dawn Rose Milton (Ray), Gary Tucker (Debra) and Bobby Gene Tucker (Vickie Lee) all of Monette and James Edward Tucker (Tina) of Lake City; seventeen grandchildren, Kenny Woodman, Pamela Carr, Michael Gamble, Kevin Gamble, Matthew Mann, Tiffany Rouse, Darian Milton, Ashley Tucker, Kechia Kifer, Lee Tucker, Anthony Tucker, Rita Tucker, Lisa Tucker, Amanda Lee Tucker, Bradley Tucker, Jessica Tucker and Kara Tucker; thirty great-grandchildren; a special friend, Ted Finley.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Raymond H. Tucker; four children, Arthur Edward Tucker, Fawn Sue Tucker, Linda Tucker and Joyce Ann Tucker.

A celebration of her life will be 10:00 am Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at Gregg Funeral Home Chapel in Monette with Rev. Jerry Reed and Eddie Dunigan officiating. Burial to follow at Monette Memorial Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at Gregg Funeral Home.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are Kenny Woodman, Michael Gamble, Lee Tucker, Anthony Tucker, Ashley Tucker and Kevin Gamble and has honorary pallbearers, Matthew Mann, Darian Milton and Bradley Tucker.

 

Norval Wayne Spurlock

Lake City- Norval Wayne Spurlock, 76, passed away Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital.

He was born October 23, 1938 in Lake City to the late Cecil and Annie Spurlock.  Mr. Spurlock served his country proudly in the Army National Guard and on the Lake City city council for eleven years and as Mayor. He also served on the Lake City School Board for ten years, having the honor of presenting all his three children their high school diplomas.   He was a charter member and past president of the Lake City Lions Club. He retired from Martin Sprocket Gear and had owned his own trucking firm and was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan. He was a member of the Bowman Baptist Church but attended the Lake City United Methodist Church.

He was presented “The Award of Exceptional Accomplishment” in 1978 for outstanding leadership in improving his community and Arkansas by the Arkansas Community Development program.

He was survived by his wife of forty-nine years, Norma Spurlock; two sons, Ira Spurlock of Blytheville and Greg Spurlock (Courtney) of Apopka, Florida; a daughter, Tracy Rhodes (Dave) of Little Rock; three granddaughters, Elizabeth Spurlock, Zoe Rhodes and Mattie Rhodes; two brothers, Paul Spurlock and Ross Spurlock and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by a son, Gary Wayne Spurlock and a sister, Gertha Spurlock Ratliff.

A celebration of his life will be 2:00 pm Sunday, November 9, 2014 at Gregg Funeral Home with Rev. Winfred Bridges, Rev. Jerry Reed and Rev. Ron Langston officiating. Burial will follow at Monette Memorial Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm until time of service Sunday at Gregg Funeral Home in Monette.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are Lewis Nettles, Ron Bowman, Mark Bowman, Frankie Clayton, Rusty Tatum, Matt Redden, Chris Mayland and Steve Timms and as honorary pallbearers, Joe Shaver, Lewis “Plute” Ladd, Dwaine Malone, Jim Ladd, Jeff Kennedy, L.D. Chastain, Gerald Craig, Tim Redden, Glen Qualls, Carl Rodgers, Micky Mayland and Marty Bunch and the men of Lake City United Methodist Church.

 

 

 

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.

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