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Obituaries | Posted 10/26/2017 - 1:20pm
Marvin David Crook, 63 of Monticello, died Sunday, October 22, 2017 at his home. He was born April 12, 1954 in Monticello to the late Donald Leroy Crook and Mattie Virginia Lane Crook. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two brothers, Danny Crook and Donald Crook; two twin sisters, Brenda Adams and Linda Crick; and one great-grandson, Gauge. Survivors include his wife, Patricia Haynes Crook of Monticello; four daughters, Becky (Keith) Caldwell, Angela Crook and...
Obituaries | Posted 10/26/2017 - 1:19pm
David Lee Clyburn Jr. died on October 16, 2017 in Monticello. He was born on November 26, 1955 in Newport News, Va. to David L. Clyburn Sr. and Mary Clyburn. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Lilly Mae Clyburn. Survivors include his two children, Jonylah and Bryson; the love of his life, Tabitha; his mother, Mary; his stepfather Carnell; his father, David Sr.; two brothers, Christopher (Santana) and Nicholas; three sisters, Delisa, Tianna and Latoya; his grandparents, Teresa (Joe)...
Obituaries | Posted 10/26/2017 - 1:18pm
Ira Carroll Lagrone, 75, of Monticello passed away Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at his home. He was born October 26, 1941 in Monticello to the late Ira Lagrone and Ruby Stevers Lagrone. He was a retired shipping clerk for Georgia Pacific, cattle farmer, United States Army Veteran and was a Christian and member of North Side Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by twin sons Terry and Thomas Carroll Lagrone. Carroll was an avid outdoorsman, enjoyed fishing, hunting...
Obituaries | Posted 10/26/2017 - 1:16pm
Ralph Edward Chastain Jr., 81, of Monticello passed away Saturday, October 21, 2017 at his home. He was born November 8, 1935 in Rossville, Ga. to the late Ralph E. Chastain Sr. and Ella Walker Chastain. He retired from SeaArk Marine after many years of service, served in the United States Army Reserve and was of Baptist faith. His hobby was photography and he could always be found with a camera or two in his truck or hand. His interests were reading and keeping up with world news and events...
Obituaries | Posted 10/12/2017 - 1:10pm
Laura Lee Stephenson Dearman, 78, of Monticello passed away Wednesday, October 4, 2017. She was born July 27, 1939, in Monticello, a daughter of the late Raymond Earl Stephenson Sr. and Frances Raoul Stephenson. Growing up in Monticello, she was a graduate of Monticello High School and attended Arkansas A&M College (now the University of Arkansas at Monticello), where she was a member of Phi Sigma Chi sorority and 1957 Homecoming Queen—which was a title she held in common with her mother....
Obituaries | Posted 10/05/2017 - 10:28am
Dorothy Wilkes, 68, of Atlanta, formerly of Monticello, passed away September 28, 2017 at her home.  She was born June 12, 1949 in Monticello, to the late Smedia Wilkes, Sr. and Mary Wilkes. Her last employment was at Morehouse College of Atlanta.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death two brothers, Smedia, Jr and Vance; and one sister, Linda. She leaves to cherish her memories; her son, Lionel Wilkes; one grandson, Tre McQueen; her brothers, Garnett, Cleolen, Leonard (Sonja...
Obituaries | Posted 10/05/2017 - 10:27am
Paul Watson, 83, of Selma passed away Sunday, October 1, 2017 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Hospital in Little Rock.  He was born May 15, 1934 in Selma to the late Charles Kenneth Watson and Aileen Dickson Watson. He was a retired Chief Engineer for Union Mechlin, a member of Selma United Methodist Church and also attended Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church. After graduating from Selma High School in 1952, he started working for Mechlin at age 18 and continued working...
Obituaries | Posted 10/05/2017 - 10:25am
Mary Jayne Smith Sark, 78, of White Hall passed away Sunday, October 1, 2017. She was born October 2, 1938 in Springfield, Ohio, daughter of the late Franklin and Myra Young Smith. Mary was reared and received her education in Springfield, Ohio. She was a member of Victory Christian Fellowship Church, where her husband was the pastor for several years. In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Samuel Sark; a son, Stephen Sark; and a brother, Bud Smith....
Obituaries | Posted 10/05/2017 - 10:23am
Della Leah Herrington McBee, 93, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 24, 2017 while in the care of Circle of Life Hospice House in Bentonville. She was born in Bruno (Marion County) on January 18, 1924 to the late Patrick Henry and Nevil Pyle Herrington. She lived in many places in Arkansas during her life, including Huntsville, Perryville, Yellville, Flippin, Warren and Monticello. In recent years, she resided in Rogers with her daughter and son-in-law, Annette and Steve Langton,...
Obituaries | Posted 09/29/2017 - 12:57pm
Genice Jones, formerly of Monticello, died Sunday, September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles. She was born to Joe Lynn Jones and Calvin White on November 27, 1960. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Lula Mae Jones. Survivors include her mother, Joe Lynn Jones of Monticello; her father, Calvin White of Gary, Ind.; two daughters, Kamesha Jones of Atlanta and Dyetra Jones of Monticello; a granddaughter, Kamauri Trotter of Monticello; four sisters, Jeannie Jones and Barbara Jones, both of...
Obituaries | Posted 09/29/2017 - 12:56pm
John W. “Johnny” Carpenter, 70, of Snyder (Ashley County), died Monday, September 25, 2017 at Drew Memorial Health System in Monticello. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Shelia Carpenter Jones; a granddaughter, Nikki Carpenter; his parents, Clem and Doris Rowe Carpenter, four sisters; and a brother. Survivors include his wife, Edna Jones Carpenter of Snyder; two sons, John William Carpenter Jr. of Fountain Hill and Joe Winters of Snyder; two daughters, Marilyn Carpenter Hall of...
Obituaries | Posted 09/29/2017 - 12:56pm
Lillie Early Ashmore, 89, of Monticello, died Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at The Woods of Monticello Health and Rehabilitation.  She was born March 29, 1928 in Okemah, Okla., to the late Henry Houston Early and Ruby Newell Early. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William “ Bill” Ashmore; five brothers; and two sisters. Survivors include one son, Randy (Sandy) Ashmore of Monticello; one daughter, Cathie Swartz of Yuba City, Calif.; three grandchildren,...
Obituaries | Posted 09/29/2017 - 12:55pm
Loretta Boyd Harmon, 80, of Monticello, passed away Sunday, September 24, 2017 at her home.  She was born October 8, 1936 in the Cornersville community in Lincoln County to the late Floyd Boyd and Ruby McBride Anderson. She was a homemaker and a member of First Free Will Baptist church.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Becky Kay Williams. Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Paul Harmon of Monticello; one daughter, Shelia (Bruce) Harris of...
Obituaries | Posted 09/29/2017 - 12:54pm
William Curtis Andrew Rogers, formerly of Monticello, died September 20, 2017 in Little Rock. He was born on February 4, 1984 to the late Dwight Rogers and Gwendolyn Anderson Rogers. He was preceded in death by his father, Dwight Rogers; and his grandparents, E.A. and Louise Rogers and Jimmy Ray and Deloris Anderson. Survivors include his mother, Gwendolyn Rogers; his sister, Natasha Rogers; his fiancé, Ketrina Green; and his son, Andrew Rogers. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday...
Obituaries | Posted 09/29/2017 - 12:53pm
Bobby N. Reep, 73, of Monticello, formerly of Warren, passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2017 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.  He was born July 10, 1944 in Warren, to the late Roy Reep and Era Pinckard Reep. Bobby was employed by Johnsville Company, a United States National Guard veteran, a Christian and member of Calvary Baptist Church in Warren. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his second wife, Ruby Daughtery Reep. Survivors include his wife...

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