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Waylon Woodard

Mar 09, 1961 - Nov 23, 2023

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Jonesboro, AR

Waylon Lynn Woodard's life was made complete on this Earth November 23, 2023, in Jonesboro, at the age of 62. Waylon was born March 9, 1961 in Jonesboro to the late Bobby and Magdalene Woodard. Class of '79 Nettleton Raiders. Huge Pittsburgh Steelers fan. Waylon retired after 26 years at Berry Welders Supply/Airgas. He enjoyed his retirement and his furbabies. Waylon was a devoted, loving, and fun dad who loved his son and bestest buddy, Jeremy, with all of his heart. Waylon always made sure his...Read More

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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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Winford Allen Stanfill

Apr 30, 1950 - Mar 01, 2024

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Jonesboro, AR

Winford Allen Stanfill, born on April 30, 1950, in Paragould, AR, peacefully passed away on March 1, 2024, in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Known for his hard work and dedication, Winford was the owner and operator of Winford Stanfill Trucking, leaving a lasting impact on those who crossed his path.Never meeting a stranger, Winford built many loyal friendships and lasting business relationships over the years while driving his dump truck. He worked tirelessly for his family, but when he wasn't working, Winford loved to deer hunt and cheer on the Arkansas Razorbacks. He was also a long time softball coach in Paragould. Winford's most cherished times were spent making memories with his family, especially his precious grandchildren.Described as a loving father, cherished grandfather, and beloved brother, Winford will be deeply missed by his surviving relatives: daughters, Wendy (Keith) Hampton and Autumn (Brian) Hicks; son Andrew (Melissa) Gander; grandchildren Brooke Hampton, Emily Hampton, Carter Hicks, Kason Irvin, Eli Irvin, Christian Wagner; great-granddaughter Cora Wagner; and sisters, Betty (Doyne) Garrett and Peggy (Mike) Woodside. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Rose Marie Stanfill, brother, Terry Stanfill, and his wife, Rita Howard Stanfill.The visitation to honor Winford's life will take place at Heath Funeral Home on Saturday, March 2, 2024, from 5 til 8 pm. Funeral services for Winford are scheduled for Sunday, March 3, 2024 at 2 pm at the funeral home with burial following at Shiloh Cemetery.The family requests that lasting memorials in memory of Winford may be made to the Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Arkansas.Winford's memory will forever live on in the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to know him, and his spirit will be carried through the fond memories shared by family and friends. May he rest in peace.

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Rudy Herman Wilson

Jun 14, 1949 - Feb 29, 2024

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Jonesboro, AR

Rudy Herman Wilson, son of the late Herman T. Wilson and Emma Lee (Thomas) Wilson, was born June 14, 1949, in Kennett, Missouri and departed this life at St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro, on February 29, 2024 at the age of 74 years, 8 months and 15 days. Rudy served his country in the United States Marines being a Vietnam Veteran and was owner of a restaurant. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Holcomb and AMVETS. Survivors include: Brother: Dennis Wilson of Kennett, Mo Two sisters: Joanie Dodson of Kennett Barbara Donner of Kennett Many beloved nieces and nephews Rudy was preceded in death by two brothers: Dempsey Wilson and Vernon Wilson and four sisters: Faye Jaques, Lucille Woodard, Virginia Wilson and Faye Wilson. Visitation will be 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 3, 2024 at McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, at McDaniel Chapel in Kennett. Steve Patton officiating. Burial will follow in McGrew Cemetery in Senath, Missouri. Honored to serve as pallbearers Carl Wilson, Joey Wilson, Greg Wilson, Tim Dodson, John Patton and Phil Ford McDaniel Funeral Service of Kennett will be in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.mcdanielfuneral.com To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of , please .

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Carolyn Sue McDoniel

Oct 02, 1936 - Mar 01, 2024

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Jonesboro, AR

Carolyn Sue McDoniel, beloved mom, Nana and Aunt Sue Sue passed away peacefully at home on Friday, March 1, 2024. Sue, as she was known by all, was born October 2, 1936, to Elijah Truman McDoniel and Bertha Mae Cleghorn McDoniel in Evansville, Indiana.Sue is survived by her only child, a daughter, Kevin Hollingsworth, 2 grandchildren, Stephanie Smith (Joe) and Jerry Hollingsworth (Kim), 2 great granddaughters, Keelee Jo Smith and Kaylee Keith and many beloved nieces and nephews.Sue loved her family and friends and her church, St. Marks Episcopal in Jonesboro, Ark. Sue sang in church choirs and played piano most of her life, she loved music and especially loved singing with all her siblings.Sue is preceded in death by her parents, 2 sisters (Mary Taylor and Lois Sample) and a brother, John McDoniel.Sue will be missed terribly by her family, but they find comfort in knowing that she is with her savior Jesus and her parents and siblings and once again they are all making a joyful noise to the Lord.A celebration of life will be held Saturday March 9th, from 4-6pm at Emerson Funeral Home in Jonesboro, Ar.In lieu of flowers please donate to your local and favorite animal rescue in Sue’s name.

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Mary Jo Pierce

Jul 30, 1939 - Feb 29, 2024

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Jonesboro, AR

Jonesboro- Mary Jo Pierce, 84, passed away Thursday, February 29, 2024. She was born to Curtis and Eveline Berry Leach. She had worked at Royal Pharmacy as a waitress. She was a quiet and simple lady who enjoyed dancing and holidays with her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dewayne Pierce on February 15, 2024; her parents, Curtis and Eveline Leach. She is survived by her son, Scott Leach of Brookland; two step-sons, Dewayne Pierce Jr. (Tiffany) and Kevin Pierce (Sandi): grandchildren, Josh Leach, Mary Beth Pierce, Eli Pierce, McKenzie Pierce (Lena), Meredith Infield (Jordan) and Myles Pierce (Mattea); eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Betty Sue Carter (Bill) and Selma Chadwick (Harold) and special friends, Kim and James Cole and several nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 3, 2024 at Pine Log Cemetery. The visitation will be from1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Sunday at Gregg- Langford Bookout Funeral Home.

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Nathan Wayne Hoggard

Apr 27, 1971 - Feb 28, 2024

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Jonesboro, AR

Nathan Wayne Hoggard, 52, of Piggott, Arkansas, passed away February 28, 2024, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas.Funeral Services will be held Saturday, March 2, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. at the Hoggard & Sons Chapel in Piggott, Arkansas, with Bro. Charles Richardson officiating. Burial is in Piggott Cemetery in Piggott, Arkansas.  Hoggard & Sons Funeral Home of Piggott, Arkansas, is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation is Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.A full obituary will be published at a later date.

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Sharon Kay Rainwater

Apr 18, 1945 - Feb 29, 2024

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Jonesboro, AR

Sharon Kay Rainwater, 78, of Jonesboro departed this life on Thursday, February 29, 2024 at St. Elizabeth's Place in Jonesboro. She was born April 18, 1945 to the late C.D. and Inez Robinson. Visitation will be 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Emerson Funeral Home. Burial will be private. A full obituary will be posted later today.

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James (Jim) L. Thielemier

Apr 29, 1939 - Feb 28, 2024

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Jonesboro, AR

James (Jim) L. Thielemier, 84, of Pocahontas departed this life on Wednesday February 28, 2024, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Jim was born to the late Joe Thielemier and Marie Pfeffer Thielemier on April 29, 1939, in Pocahontas. Jim was the plant manager for Magee for 34 years before retirement. Jim was also in the St. John Choir. Jim loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and sitting on the porch singing and writing poems. He also loved raising Beagles which was his specialty. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe, and Marie Thielemier; wife, Joyce Thielemier; brothers, David Thielemier and Bill Thielemier; sister, Janet Peters of Engelberg; daughter-in-law, Sonja Thielemier. He is survived by his children, Scott Thielemier of Imboden, Sandy (Scottie) Matthews of Ravenden, Vicky (Michael) Bass of Searcy and Teresa (Tim) Tarantino of Biggers; twelve grandchildren; twenty-two great grandchildren; siblings, Regina Baltz of Pocahontas, Mary Lou O’Donnell of Engelberg, Mike Thielemier of Engelberg, Judy Shanlever of Fayetteville, Rose Baltz of Pocahontas, and Patrick Thielemier of Pocahontas; Special dog Sammy. Visitation will be 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Monday, March 4, 2024, with a rosary at 7:00 p.m. in the McNabb Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral mass will be 11:00 A.M. Tuesday March 5, 2024, at St. John Catholic Church with Father Stephen Elser officiating. Burial will follow in St. John Cemetery. Those honored to serve are pallbearers are Craig Bass, Chase McCandless, Jeff Thielemier, Darrin Thielemier, Mat Anderson, Trevor Anderson, Jeramy Matthews, and Daniel Tarantino. In Lieu of flowers donation can be made to St. Judes or Mary Knoll Sisters.

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