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Joe A. Gurley - February 1, 2015

Joe Allen Gurley, 72, died peacefully at Willard Walker Hospice House in Fayetteville, Arkansas on Sunday, February 01, 2015. The cause of death was Alzheimer's disease. Born on December 15, 1942 in Blytheville, Arkansas, to James Henry and Virgie (Stewart) Gurley, Joe graduated from Blytheville High School in 1960, in addition to Copiah Lincoln Junior College in 1962. He was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Jan (Ball) Gurley,...

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Glen Cook - January 22, 2015

When she learned her patient was from Dell, Ark., nurse Sharon Moore at the Great River Medical Center in Blytheville remarked that she had often enjoyed the lovely, cypress park with its feathery trees that stretched along the highway there. The old man in the ICU bed would have been pleased to hear it. He supervised the creation of the park, the planting of thousands of saplings and thousands more daffodils and designed the walkway that winds...

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Danny Somers - January 22, 2015

Danny Somers, age 69, of Blytheville, passed from this life Thursday, January 22, 2015 at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro. Danny was born in Jonesboro to James Edward and Imogene (Grimsley) Somers, and was a lifelong area resident. Danny was a salesman for Tri-State Auto in Blytheville. He was a veteran of the National Guard and a member of the Dell Baptist Church. Danny was a former member of the Dell Town Council and former Dell Police...

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Shirley J. Overman - January 21, 2015

Shirley J. Overman, 78, of Blytheville, passed from this life Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro. She was born in Gideon, Missouri to Walter and Eva (Penegrass) McNeal. Shirley loved to cook, especially cakes and pies. She also enjoyed yard sales, bingo, and playing games on her computer. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren and her little dog Tinker. Shirley was preceded in death by her...

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James Gipson, Jr. - January 20, 2015

James E. Gipson, Jr., 83, of Blytheville, departed this life Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born in Blytheville, one of three children born to James and Birdie (Heflin) Gipson, and was a lifelong Blytheville resident. James met the love of his life Ella Mae Wilson, in Blytheville and they were united in marriage on October 5, 1949. They were married 62 years at the time of her death in...

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Jennie Yoakum - January 16, 2015

Mrs. Jennie Earline Summers Yoakum, age 88 of Benton, Arkansas and a former resident of Blytheville for most of her life passed from this life on Friday, January 16, 2015 at the Saline County Hospice facilities in Bryant, Arkansas. Jennie was born one of 8 children to Tom and Lina Campbell Summers on September 29, 1926 in Halls, Tennessee. Jennie worked at several places but will be most remembered for her dedicated years of service and work at...

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Earnest "Tacker" Baker - January 15, 2015

Earnest "Tacker" Baker, 84, of Blytheville, Arkansas, formerly of Cherokee Village, Arkansas, passed from this life Thursday, January 15, 2015 at his residence. Born in Oran, Missouri to Earl and Ollie Carter Baker. Mr. Baker retired from the United States Postal Service, where he worked as a Letter Carrier in 1993. He was founder and former Mission Director of the Mission of Hope in Hardy, Arkansas, he was a member of Lone Oak Missionary...

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Betty Askue - January 14, 2015

Mrs. Betty Jo Ray Askue, age 73 of Gosnell passed from this life on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 in Gosnell. Born to William and Winnie Cannon Ray in Mississippi County, Arkansas, she was a lifelong resident. Betty was a homemaker and attended the First United Pentecostal Church of Manila, Arkansas. Betty loved to sing and loved all types of music. She always looked forward to the time when Otis and the kids would get their guitar and play...

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Freida Bright - January 14, 2015

Freida L. Bright, 87, of Manila, Arkansas passed from this life Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at her residence. Born in Parma, Missouri to Hyson and Bertha Hodge O'Neal, she was homemaker and a member of the Manila United Methodist Church. Freida enjoyed playing cards, traveling and spending time with her family and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John C. Bright; son, David Bright; one...

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Phyllis Bloodworth - January 12, 2015

Phyllis Salmons Bloodworth, age 65 of Van Buren, Arkansas and formerly of Blytheville, passed from this life on Monday, January 12, 2015 at the Sparks Hospital in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Born to Louis Henry and Lillie Bailey Salmons in Detroit, Michigan, she was a retired teacher from the Blytheville School System and a member of the Butterfield Assembly of God. Phyllis possessed a great talent of making quilts. She would make quilts and give to...

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Betty Fulks - January 11, 2015

Betty Jean Fulks, 76, of Gosnell, Arkansas, passed from this life Sunday, January 11, 2015 at Gosnell Healthcare in Gosnell, Arkansas. Born in Mississippi County, Arkansas to Robert and Rendie (Douglas) Mullins. She enjoyed singing gospel music and spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, Jerry and Albert Mullins and Robert Howard, sister, Wilma Lawrence and a granddaughter, Amie Fulks. ...

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Mike Elliott - January 9, 2015

Michael L. Elliott, age 75, of Blytheville, passed from this life Friday, January 9, 2015 at Senath Nursing and Rehab. Mike was born in Blytheville to Clifford C. and Belzora (Faught) Elliott and was a lifelong Blytheville resident. He was a retired farmer and a member of First Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Linda (Gunter) Elliott of the home; two daughters, Melinda Loden of Lawrenceville, Georgia, and Ronda Elliott and fiancé,...

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Rose Crowe - January 6, 2015

Rose Crowe, 82, of Blytheville, passed from this life on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, in Memphis. She was born in Blytheville to James and Alma (Stevenson) Parrish, and was a lifelong Blytheville resident. Mrs. Crowe loved children and was the former director of the First Baptist Church Pre-School for many years, where she touched the lives of many children and their parents. She was also a volunteer at the Great River Medical Center gift shop and...

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John "Jack" Fuller, Jr. - January 4, 2015

Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) John Douglas Pitts "Jack" Fuller, Jr., 82, died Sunday, January 4, 2015 in Blytheville. Born in Spartanburg, SC, on July 31, 1932, to the late John D. P. and Minnie Lawrence Mims Fuller, he was raised in Lexington, Virginia, and graduated from Lexington High School. He graduated from Virginia Military Institute in 1954 and entered the United States Air Force. On April 4, 1964, he married Molly Jo Beasley, daughter of...

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Sanford Dorris - January 3, 2015

Mr. Sanford Dorris, age 78 of Steele, Missouri passed from this life on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at his home in Steele. Born to Willie Homer and Effie Robbins Dorris in Blytheville, he was a retired truck driver and of the Protestant Faith. Sanford loved to be outdoors and was usually tinkering with repairing and putting things back together again. He had a special talent for being able to tear down and put back together car motors. He was a...

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