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Lt Stadler

Mar 25, 1933 - Nov 22, 2023

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Jonesboro, AR

Lt. Col. (Ret. ) Louis J. "Lou" Stadler, resident, of Wynne, Arkansas, departed this life on Wednesday, November 22, 2023, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas surrounded by his loving family at the age of 90. Lou was born in Millville, New Jersey on March 25, 1933, the son of William A. and Martha (Loveland) Stadler.Mr. Stadler was a 1950 graduate of Millville High School, and was in invited on a football scholarship to Arkansas State College where he earned a bache...Read More

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Gelenda Velva Derlene Cope

Jun 07, 1949 - Mar 03, 2024

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Jonesboro, AR

Gelenda Velva Derlene Cope, 74, was born on June 7, 1949, in Jonesboro, AR, to the late Guy and Velma Richardson. She was a native of Brookland, AR, for the entire 74 years of her life. Surrounded by her precious family, Gelenda entered the gates of Heaven on March 3, 2024, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House. Gelenda was a proud Bearcat, graduating from Brookland in 1967. She went on to work for Jonesboro Grocery Company and General Electric. In 1982, Gelenda landed a job in Human Resources at St. Bernards Hospital. She carried out the role of payroll clerk for St. Bernards for 20 years. After working in payroll, she chose to move to the St. Bernards Engineering Department where she retired on March 29, 2012. She was a St. Bernard's employee for over 30 years. Lifelong friendships were made at St. Bernards that continued throughout her life. Gelenda was a loving and active Memaw to her sweet grandbabies and great grandbabies. She took them on four-wheeler rides, taught them how to make homemade biscuits and played with them at every opportunity. Gelenda is survived by one daughter, Kristi Young (George) and by her three grandchildren: Ashton Young, Jeremy (Rachel) Young, Mary-Catherine (Colton) Brown. She was Memaw to her five great-grandchildren: River and Raylee Young, and Ryker, Sutton, and Wiley Brown. Her grands were her pride and joy. She loved being a Memaw, and it showed. Gelenda was preceded in death by one sister, Leila Weaver, of Brookland, as well as her parents, Guy and Velma Richardson also of Brookland. In addition to her precious grands, Gelenda leaves behind her loving husband of over 56 years, Gary Cope, of the home. Gary cared for her diligently throughout her dementia illness. Gelenda and Gary shared their love of watching the Cardinals play baseball and playing with their grandchildren. Her daughter Kristi was her best friend and travel buddy. They enjoyed trips to Hawaii, Branson, and many beach trips together. Gelenda loved gardening and growing flowers. She loved traveling, especially with her two best high school buddies, Marsha Mote Brandt of Cincinnati and Linda Morgan Shipman of Fort Worth, TX. She always looked forward to the next trip. In addition to traveling, Gelenda served as church secretary and Sunday school teacher at Needham Assembly of God for most of her life. She was of the Assembly of God faith. Gelenda loved serving God and singing ''specials'' when asked. Old church hymns were her favorite. Funeral services will be on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, at 2pm at Roller Farmers Union Funeral Home in Jonesboro, AR with Melvan Davis officiating. Burial will follow at Pine Log Cemetery in Brookland, AR. Visitation will precede the service beginning at 1pm. Honored to serve as pall bearers are Jeremy Young, Sam Malone, Colton Brown and Stan Jones. Arrangements are under the direction of Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home.

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Joe Ann Fowler

Mar 02, 1953 - Mar 03, 2024

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Jonesboro, AR

Joe Ann Fowler of Blytheville, Arkansas was born March 2, 1953, in Blytheville, Arkansas to Earnest Fowler, Sr. and Addie Jenkins Fowler, Joe Ann was a graduate of Richard B. Harrison High School. She worked for many years at Borg-Warner Industries. Joe Ann was a member of Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church under the pastorage of Reverend Frederick Clay, Sr.Joe Ann transitioned on Sunday, March 3, 2024, at NEA Hospital in Jonesboro, Arkansas at the age of 71. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Earnest Fowler, Jr., and Luster Fowler, two sisters, Shirley Andrews, and Pearlie Fowler and her beloved grandson, Jamion Sims.She is survived by her loving daughter, Sequita (Richard) Carpenter of Blytheville, Arkansas; five brothers, Larry (Earnestine) Fowler of Blytheville, Arkansas; Quincy Fowler of Blytheville, Arkansas; Grady (Linda) Fowler of Blytheville, Arkansas; Michael (Annie) Fowler of Indianapolis, Indiana; and Brady (Elizabeth) Fowler also of Blytheville, Arkansas; three sisters, Shirley Day of Yukon, Oklahoma; Judy (Pete) Thomas of Blytheville, Arkansas; and Sybil Chew also of Blytheville, Arkansas; a beloved granddaughter, Jada Sims of Blytheville, Arkansas, three great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.Visitation will be held on Saturday March 16, 2024, from 12:00 noon until services begin at 2:00 p.m. at First Missionary Baptist Church, 600 East McHaney Street, Blytheville, Arkansas where Reverend Odale Jones is the pastor.Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Reverend Frederick Clay, Sr. will deliver the eulogy with interment to follow in Gethsemane Gardens Cemetery.Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.mhfuneralhomeinc. or visit us on Facebook at McDonald-Horne Funeral Home.McDonald-Horne Funeral Home is in charge of services and arrangements.

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Peggy Rene (Fair) Smith

Nov 02, 1969 - Feb 27, 2024

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Jonesboro, AR

"Peggy Rene (Fair) Smith, 54, of Forrest City completed her time on earth Tuesday, February 27, 2024 in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Peggy was born November 2, 1969 in Forrest City to Hollis E. and Joyce (Renfro) Fair. Life wasn’t always easy for Peggy, especially the last eight years following surgery to remove her legs, but her positive attitude and fighting spirit made her an inspiration to those around her, whether family, friends, or hospital staff. She was a 1988 graduate of Calvary Christian School in Forrest City. She married Timothy Lynn Smith January 15, 1993. Later she attended EACC, where she earned an Associates Degree in office technology. Among the jobs she’s had over the years, she’s probably best known for her time as secretary at Best Satellite in Forrest City, and as a volleyball coach at Calvary Christian School. Peggy and family were members of Forrest City Church of God. She enjoyed cooking, and cross-stitching, embroidery and quilting. But her biggest joy was spending time with family and friends. She stayed in touch with those she was closest to by phone, choosing not to focus on her own personal difficulties but rather being there for the joys and tragedies of those around her. She was the glue of the Fair family, as well as many others. Peggy leaves behind her husband of 31 years, Tim Smith of Forrest City, daughter Lauren Smith of Forrest City; mother Joyce Fair of Heber Springs; brothers Larry Fair and wife Melanie of Bridgeport, Texas, and Michael Chism of Forrest City; numerous other family and friends; and plenty of four-legged children. She was preceded in death by her precious daddy, Hollis Fair, and brothers Harold Renfro, Wayne Chism, and Donny Chism. Pallbearers are Scott Moore, Alex Riggs, Owen Riggs, Chris Hunt, Tim McKee, Adam Kennedy, Greg Hoskins, and Shane Tapp. Honorary pallbearer is Larry McNair. Services will be 11:00 A.M., Saturday, March 2, 2024, at the Forrest City Church of God, officiated by Bro. J.E. Hughes and Bro. Anthony Kennedy. Visitation will be Friday, March 1, 6:00 till 8:00 P.M., at Stevens Funeral Home with Stevens Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. You may log on to stevensfuneralhome.net for the online registry."

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Paul Gene Barnett

Sep 09, 1948 - Feb 28, 2024

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Jonesboro, AR

"Paul Gene Barnett, 75, of Wynne, died on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at the NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Paul was born on September 9, 1948, in Forrest City, Arkansas, to the late Virgil and Vera Watson Barnett. He was a 1969 graduate of Forrest City High School and the Arkansas State Champion in Armwrestling. Paul married Kathy Sue Anderson and they were blessed with three children. Paul owned and operated Barnett\u0027s Recovery Service and was a member of Fitzgerald Crossing Baptist Church. He was a Razorback fan, loved drag racing and spending time with family. Survivors are his wife, Kathy Sue Barnett of the home, son, Joey Paul Barnett of Wynne, daughter, Gina Barnett Fowler of Wynne, brothers, Johnny and Bobby Barnett, sisters, Betty Bradshaw and Linda Washam, four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Susan LeAnne Barnett, brother, Kenny Barnett, sisters, Mary Oneshia and Robbie Lynn Barnett and parents, Virgil and Vera Barnett. Visitation will be held Friday, March 1, 2024, from 10 am until 11 am at Kernodle Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 11 with Rev. Randy Matlock and David Phillips. Burial will be in McElroy Cemetery, Wynne, Arkansas."

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Theo Wayne 'Beaver' Reeves

Oct 26, 1964 - Feb 23, 2024

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Jonesboro, AR

"Theo Wayne \u0027Beaver\u0027 Reeves, age 59, of Forrest City, died Friday, February 23, 2024, at the Arkansas Continued Care Hospital in Jonesboro. He had been in poor health for the past several weeks. Mr. Reeves was born October 26, 1964, in Forrest City, and was the son of Ronald Leon Reeves and Dianne J. Lancaster Reeves. He was retired from the United States Navy, later worked for BAE Systems for over eleven years, donated to Tunnel to Towers Foundation and for over twenty-one years to St. Jude, and was a member of Beck Spur Baptist Church. Mr. Reeves married Kristin Anderson in 1987, and she survives him along with two sons; Taylor Wayne Reeves of Moyock, North Carolina, and Dillon Cole Reeves of Denver, Colorado, one brother, Jason Reeves, and wife, LaDon, of Wynne, his parents, Ronnie and Dianne Reeves of Forrest City, and two grandchildren; Jordan Reeves and Presley Reeves. A memorial service will be held at Stevens Funeral Home Chapel, 2:00 P.M., Wednesday. Visitation will be held Wednesday, 1:00 P.M., until the time of the service. Stevens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. You may log on to stevensfuneralhome.net for the online registry."

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David A. Dotson

Mar 11, 1949 - Feb 29, 2024

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Jonesboro, AR

David A. Dotson, 74, a lifetime resident of Jonesboro, was died of Thursday, February 29, 2024. He was born on March 11, 1949, in Nettleton to Thomas and Rosa Lee Dotson. He served his country in the US Army. His profession was as a journeyman carpenter. Even though he lived in Arkansas, he had a love for sailing. Fishing, hunting and gardening were some of his passions that kept him outside and his family fed. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Janet Dotson, of the home; children, Chris Dotson, Tony Dotson, Jeremy Dotson, Joshua Dotson and Jennifer Carr; sisters, Lila Simmons and Rose Ann Smith; fifteen grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.David, we will miss you greatly and pray you go gently into your next journey. A memorial service will be 6:00 PM Friday, March 8, 2024, at Emerson Memorial Chapel with Emerson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be from 5:00 until service time. Burial will be private. To sign an online guestbook, go to emersonfuneralhome.com.

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Donald Ray Faulkner

May 20, 1972 - Mar 01, 2024

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Jonesboro, AR

Donald Ray Faulkner, 51, of Osceola, Arkansas, passed away on March 1, 2024, at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was born on May 20, 1972, in Osceola, Arkansas, to Billy and Chalene Faulkner. Donald was of Pentecostal Faith. He is survived by his long-time companion, Becky Hunt; three sons: Justin (Amber) Faulkner and Hunter Faulkner, both of Osceola, Arkansas, and Dalton Faulkner of Conway, Arkansas; one daughter, Kally (Hank) Parrish of Osceola, Arkansas; two brothers: Billy Faulkner Jr of Osceola, Arkansas, and Thomas Faulkner of Burdette, Arkansas; one sister, Ruth Ann (Tommy) Barclay of Osceola, Arkansas; and six grandchildren. Donald was preceded in death by his father, Billy Faulkner, and his mother, Charlene Stidmon-Faulkner. A visitation will be held on Monday, March 4, 2024, from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm, followed by a funeral service at 2:00 pm at Wilson Funeral Home in Osceola, Arkansas. The service will be officiated by Bro Robert Day. Burial will take place at Mississippi County Memorial Gardens in Osceola, AR. Wilson Funeral Home in Osceola, Arkansas, is assisting with the funeral arrangements.

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Betty Lou Blaylock

May 19, 1946 - Feb 28, 2024

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Jonesboro, AR

Betty Lou Blaylock, 77, of West Helena, Arkansas passed away on Wednesday, February 28, 2024 in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Betty was born Sunday, May 19, 1946 to the late Ernest Blaylock and Lillie Mae Mixon Blaylock in Helena, Arkansas. Betty primarily worked as a homemaker, was a member of Lexa Baptist Church, and enjoyed knitting, crocheting, playing BINGO, and very much enjoyed playing board games with her sister. Left to cherish her memory are; two sisters, Earnestine Johnston (James W. Sr.) of Locust Grove, Arkansas; Thelma Blaylock of Mississippi; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Betty is preceded in death by her parents, and three sisters; Juanita Cook, Marie Barker, Lillie Bivens. A graveside service for Betty will be held 1PM Monday, March 4, 2024 at Central Cemetery in Lexa, Arkansas. Brother Fred Garrison will officiate.

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Billie Jack Richardson Layne

Jan 18, 1927 - Mar 02, 2024

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Jonesboro, AR

Monette- Billie Jack Richardson Layne, 97, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2024 at NEA Baptist Hospital. She was born January 18, 1927 in Monette to the late Roy and Effie Richardson. She was a lifelong resident of Monette and a retired public school teacher. Miss Billie Jack began teaching at one room school on Upper Poplar Ridge outside of Monette and taught thirty-seven years at Leachville and Monette. She also taught adult education for an additional seventeen years with Cotton Boll and Delta Vocational Technical Schools helping many area adults obtain their GED certifications. Combined her career spanned over fifty years in the education profession. It was truly her life work and she loved teaching and helping children and later even adults. She really enjoyed attending school reunions. She considered all her students as her kids and she loved them all dearly. Her students actually spanned three generations and were all considered as extended family. She loved them all so much. In younger years, she and her husband were active in the Monette American Legion and Monette Volunteer Fire Department. She was a member of the Monette First Baptist Church. Miss Billie Jack, or Nannie to all her family, was so proud of her family and loved talking to them. She always had some advice or encouragement to pass along. She loved that many of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren had followed her into the teaching profession. She was a huge sports fan and spent many, many hours at baseball fields and basketball gymnasiums watching her kids, grandkids and great-grandkids compete in their games. She was fortunate enough to be able to witness her grandchildren win state high school basketball championships five times. She loved talking about those great-times. She also a huge STL Cardinals fan all her life, she loved her Cardinals making numerous trips to Busch Stadium to watch them. She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-two years, Lucian “Jiggs” Layne Sr.; a very special aunt, Edna Mae Freeman. She is survived by her children, Cindy Hatch (Mike) of Monette and Skip Layne (Marla) of Jordan; grandchildren, Kristi Austin (Jeff) of Monette, Brian Hatch of Jonesboro, Chip Layne (Ashley) of Mammoth Springs and Crystal Layne Cline (Jeff) of Jonesboro; great-grandchildren, Ryan Austin of Monette, Layne Austin (Allison) and Whitlee Layne all of Jonesboro, Taylor Layne (Morgan) of Black Oak, Kelsea Cline and Kaitlyn Cline both of Jonesboro; a special “daughter”, Patti Qualls (Gary) of Monette; special friend, Eva Gonzalez and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and former students. A celebration of her life will be 11:30 a.m. Monday, March 4, 2024 at Gregg Funeral Home Chapel in Monette with Eddie Dunigan officiating with Rev. Jared Russell and Crystal Cline. Entombment will be at the Monette Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home. Honored to serve as pallbearers are Chip Layne, Taylor Layne, Brian Hatch, Ryan Austin, Layne Austin and Jeff Cline and as honorary pallbearers her former students and the Classes of 1963 and 1967. A special thanks to the staff at Monette Manor and NEA Baptist Hospital for all their wonderful and loving care. Lasting memorials may be sent to Monette First Baptist Church or St. Jude’s Hospital.

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Teresa Maxwell

Mar 17, 1954 - Mar 01, 2024

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Jonesboro, AR

Teresa Maxwell, daughter of the late Billy Leon Null and Dorothy Leadbetter Palmer, was born March 17, 1954, in Kennett, Missouri and passed away March 01, 2024 at St. Bernard’s Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas at the age of 69 years. Survivors include: Claudie Burns of Senath, Missouri Two daughters: Jocelyn Jackson of Senath, Missouri Taleaha Breckenridge of Paragould, Arkansas One sister: Rita Kral of Virginia Four grandchildren: Jerry Don Jackson, Jaylynn Jackson, Emma Jackson, Spencer Breckenridge.. She was preceded in death by her parents, Billy Leon Null and Dorothy Null Palmer, two sons, Michael Wayne Maxwell, and Mitchell Layne Maxwell , and one grandson, Mitchell Wayne Maxwell. She is also survived by other relatives and many friends. Teresa’s funeral will be Tuesday, March 05, 11:00 A.M. at the McDaniel Chapel in Senath with Rev. Doug Clinton officiating. Burial will be in the Lulu Cemetery. The visitation will be Tuesday, beginning at 10:00, and continue until service time. Honored to serve as pallbearers will be: Danny Williams, Bill Cunningham, Jackie Gattis, Dwayne McElwrath, Carl Burns and Matt Cunningham. McDaniel Funeral Service of Senath is in charge of the arrangements. To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of , please .

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