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Friday, September 25, 2020

Obituary: Shelby Smith

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Shelby W. Smith of Newport, Arkansas, departed this life on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, at the age of 87. He was born Sept. 6, 1932, in Waldenburg, Arkansas, the son of Henry Owen and Zadie Byrd Phariss Smith. Mr. Smith was a graduate of Weiner...

Obituary: Pauline “Polly” Williams

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Myrtle Pauline “Polly” (Lane) Williams of Newport, Arkansas, went to a better life on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, at the age of 100. She was born Oct. 15, 1919, at Monette, Arkansas, the daughter of Charles Richard and Mamie Lee (Vance) Lane. Mrs. Williams was...

Obituary: Rosemary Fortenberry

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Rosemary (Nicholson) Fortenberry of Hot Springs, Arkansas, formerly of Newport, departed this life on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, at the age of 93. She was born July 1, 1926 in Grubbs, the daughter of Samuel Stucky and Mary Edith (Sutherland) Nicholson. Mrs. Fortenberry was a...

Obituary: David D. Payne

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David D. Payne, 71, of Batesville died Oct. 30, 2019. He was born in Batesville on Nov. 2, 1947, to Sammie J. Payne and Vernice (Nelson) Payne Johnson. David was a strong-willed man and an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt, fish, and ride four-wheelers. He...

Obituary: Allen H. Wilkerson

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Allen H. Wilkerson, 100 of Cave City died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. He was born Feb. 5, 1919, at Grange, Arkansas to Edgar and Esther Milligan Wilkerson.  He was retired from the United States Postal Service and a member of the Pleasant Valley Missionary...

Obituary: Jodie Lin Hall

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Jodie Lin Hall, 61, of Batesville, passed away Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, at home surrounded by his loving family. Jodie was born Aug. 24, 1958, to Marshall and Autie (Turner) Hall in Oak Park, IL. Jodie was a very gifted musician and songwriter. He loved...

Obituary: Earnet Friar

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Mrs. Earnet Friar, 76, of Newport passed away Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, in Newport, Arkansas. She was born Oct. 14, 1943, in Holly Grove, Arkansas to Roosevelt and Vinnie Houston. She was preceded in death by her parents, one son Isaiah Friar, Jr, two daughters:...

Obituary: Jimmy H. Skinner

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Jimmy H. Skinner, 85 of Cherokee Village died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, at his home. He was born Oct. 9, 1934, in Lindsey, Oklahoma to Eddie George and Elma (Ward) Skinner.  He married Lena Childress on April 10, 1954, and they were married for...

Obituary: Scottie Brooks

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Mr. Scottie Brooks of Newark, Arkansas, departed this life on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, at the age of 59. He was born April 24, 1960, in Newark, Arkansas the son of Carl Dean Brooks and Janice (Bridgeman) Brooks. Mr. Brooks worked as a truck driver...

Obituary: Bobby Fudge

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Mr. Bobby T. Fudge of Newark, Arkansas departed this life on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, at the age of 82. He was born Aug. 21, 1937, in Mt. Pleasant, Arkansas the son of Cecil Fudge and Helen (Troxler) Fudge. Mr. Fudge worked for Coca Cola...

Obituary: John W. Evans

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John W. Evans, 89 of Banner died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019. He was born July 26, 1930 in Banner, Arkansas to Albert Franklin and Mary Magdalene Martin Evans. He was a member of the Walnut Grove Church in Scotland where he had served as...