Health Department urges safety as storm brings flood risk
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Rice acreage may cushion economic impacts of COVID on Arkansas farms
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Obituaries | Posted 01/03/2019 - 10:56am
Edith “Faye” (Fleming) Beard, 89, of Monticello went to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 23, 2018 in Monticello. She is survived by her children, Van Beard of Monticello, Pamela Mencer of Lake Village and Monica Blakely of Bryant; her grandchildren, Stephanie Gladden, Leslie Beard, Alex Beard, William Mencer, Josef Mencer, Raven Hefner and Adrianna Denay; her great-grandchildren, Addison Bradshaw, Asher Gladden, Natalie Beard, Madilyn Beard, Cole Hefner and Roan Hefner; her nephew, Gary...
Obituaries | Posted 01/03/2019 - 10:55am
Michael Leon “Mickey” Arrington, 72, of Monticello passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at his home in Monticello. He was born December 31, 1945 in Monticello to the late Norman Arrington and Lola Brown Arrington. He was a United States Army Veteran, retired owner and operator of Arrington Roofing and was a member of Pauline Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Pamela Hale Arrington; one brother, Johnny Arrington; two sisters, Norma Warren...
Obituaries | Posted 07/05/2018 - 10:39am
Ethel Mae Adams Newton, 94, of Monticello, passed away Monday, June 25,  at The Woods of Monticello Health and Rehabilitation. She was born July 28, 1923 in Collins, to the late George Adams and Effie Anderson Adams Ogles. She was the widow of Arthur Lee Newton, Sr., retired from Burlington Industries and was a member of East Side Missionary Baptist Church. Her passion in life was the Relay for Life. Having had cancer herself in 1986, she supported and was involved in that endeavor. She and...
Obituaries | Posted 07/05/2018 - 10:38am
Dorothy Ann Willingham, 77, of Dermott passed away Thursday, June 28, 2018 at CHI St. Vincent Hospital in Little Rock. Ann was born on December 31, 1940 in Dermott to the late Doyle “Red” Davis and Dorothy Marie Brewster Davis. She was a 1959 graduate of Dermott High School. Ann was a member of Red Hat Society and the Dermott Chamber of Commerce. She was the class reunion coordinator for many years. Ann loved to travel and loved Elvis Presley. She dearly loved working at Griffin-Culpepper...
Obituaries | Posted 07/05/2018 - 10:36am
Syble Wright Vinson, 85, of Rye, died Saturday, June 23, at her home.  She was born October 7, 1932 in Jefferson County, to the late Clyde Wright and Mary Esker Adair Wright. In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by a grandson, Chad Jones; a granddaughter, Becky Vinson; three brothers, W. C. Wright, Richard Wright and Carlton H. Wright; and one sister, Virginia Wright Sullivan. Survivors include three sons, Mark (Vickie) Vinson  and Jeremy (Angila) Vinson all...
Obituaries | Posted 03/01/2018 - 11:37am
Karlee Rose Whittemire, infant daughter of Megan Ferrington and Randy Whittemire III of Wilmar, died Monday, February 12, 2018 at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock. Survivors, other than her mother and father, include grandparents Roy “Pokey” and Johnnie Ruth Ferrington of Wilmar and Randy and Ashley Whittemire Jr. of Monticello; great-grandparents Ernest and Eloise Summerford of Monticello, and Cecil Birchfield of Monticello and Christine Capps of McGehee; aunts Tonya and Tracy...
Obituaries | Posted 03/01/2018 - 11:36am
Gene Browning Sullivan, 80, died Feb. 25, at Audrey’s Special House in Hamburg.  He was born Oct. 15, 1937 in Boise, Idaho to the late Floyd Sullivan and Marie Browning Sullivan. Sullivan was a retired United States Air Force Master Sgt. and was retired from the Pentagon. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, El Roy Sullivan, Douglas Sullivan and Marshall Sullivan, Sr.; and his stepmother who raised him from a baby, Mamie Overton Sullivan. Survivors include his...
Obituaries | Posted 03/01/2018 - 11:36am
Gloria Shaw Hicks, 72, of Monticello, passed away peacefully on Friday, Feb. 16, at her home. She was born September 28, 1945 to the late Kyle Shaw and Martha Banks-Shaw. Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter Jacayla Hicks and a brother Augustus Shaw. Survivors include her children, Eric (Pam) Hicks, Brenda Hicks Trotter, Shawn Hicks and Kevin (Renae) Hicks all of Monticello; six sisters; Evelyn Dorrough, Martha Coleman, Mary (Sanders) Hootsell, Brenda Shaw...
Obituaries | Posted 03/01/2018 - 11:35am
Ione D. Gibson, 92, of Milan, Tenn., formerly of Olive Branch, Miss., died Tuesday, February 13, 2018. She was born on August 7, 1925 in Fountain Hill. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dexter M. Gibson; one daughter, Joy Lunati; two sisters and one brother. Survivors include one daughter, Kae (Pat) Haney of Hernando, Miss.; one son, Dee (Sherry) Gibson of Milan; six grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Visitation and funeral...
Obituaries | Posted 03/01/2018 - 11:34am
Julius M. “Mert” McClain, 91, passed away on Friday, February 23, 2018, at home while surrounded by his loved ones. He was born on June 14, 1926 in Fountain Hill to Wesley and Bessie (Reynolds) McClain. Mert served proudly in the United States Army from September 1944 to July 1946. He was stationed in the European Theatre. Mert bravely fought in The Battle Rhineland during World War II. He received the EAME Service Medal with 2 Bronze Stars, the Good Conduct Medal, the Occupation Medal and the...
Obituaries | Posted 03/01/2018 - 11:33am
Joan Holland Adcock, 84, of Monticello, passed away Friday, Feb. 23, at The Woods of Monticello Health and Rehabilitation in Monticello. She was born April 9, 1933 in Arkansas City, to the late Joel Wright Holland and Gladys Leodis McCormick Holland. She was the widow of John Adcock, a homemaker, member of Rose Hill Free Will Baptist Church, had a degree in Cosmetology and worked as a hair stylist briefly. She was a long time member of Drew Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. In addition to her...
Obituaries | Posted 03/01/2018 - 11:32am
Melissa Ann Cayton Forrest, 35, of Monticello, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 20, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.  She was born August 3, 1982 in Little Rock, to Teddy C. Cayton, Sr. and Shelia Troy Cayton Holstead. She was a graduate of Jefferson School of Nursing, a Registered Nurse employed by Arkansas Hospice and was a Christian of the Pentecostal Church of God faith.  She was a very loving wife, daughter, mother and nurse being very devoted to her job and clients.  She was...
Obituaries | Posted 03/01/2018 - 11:32am
Thomas Edward Brown, 82, of Monticello, passed away Thursday, Feb. 22, at Drew Memorial Health System.  He was born Oct. 2, 1935 in Center, Texas to the late William Lawton Brown and Mary Estelle Williams Brown.  In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two daughters, Sandy Craig of Monticello, and Brenda Brown of Newport Tenn.; and one brother, Roger Brown of Pine Prairie, La. He was a retired rig manager for Pool Arabia in Saudi Arabia where he worked for many years, a...
Obituaries | Posted 01/25/2018 - 11:08am
Edna Lavearn Ballard, 82, of Dermott passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018 in Monticello. Edna was born in Rison, a daughter of the late Ted Clarence and Alma Josephine Cranford Laws. She was a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Monticello and the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville with a major in business education and a minor in art. She taught school at Parkdale Schools and was also the principal there. Edna worked at the Adult Education Program in Eudora for many years. She...
Obituaries | Posted 01/25/2018 - 11:07am
Jonathan Isaac Hartley, 34, of Monticello passed away Monday, Jan. 15. Born July 23, 1983 in Little Rock, he was the only child of Andrea Stanley Hartley of Hunter and the late John Charles Hartley. He was reared and educated in the Pine Bluff area and graduated from Watson Chapel High School in 2001. Jonathan furthered his education at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, where he earned and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Forestry. He worked in the School of Forest Resources at UAM...

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