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Jori Abi Boston

TRUMANN, Ark. – Jori Abi Boston was born Aug. 4, 2014 to George and Crystal Boston at St. Bernard Hospital Birth Center in Jonesboro. She weighed 8-pounds, 15-ounces and was 21-1/4-inches long. She was welcomed by her six-year-old sister, Jena. Jori is the granddaughter or George and Vernie Boston of Houston; J.D. and Doris Stallings […]

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Eddie White

BENTON, Ark. – Eddie Junior White, 77, died Sunday, May 29, 2014, at Saline Hospice in Bryant, Ark. He was born Sept. 18, 1936, in Chickasaw County, the son of Edgar Louis White and Audrey Mae Parker White. He was retired from Jacuzzi Brothers and from the National Guard Armory. He was a member of […]

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Arkansas pastor is new Southern Baptist president

By Juliet Linderman and Travis Loller Associated Press BALTIMORE – An Arkansas megachurch pastor was elected Tuesday to lead the country’s Southern Baptists as the conservative denomination tries to turn around declining membership, church attendance and baptisms and faces increasing conflict with mainstream culture, especially over its conviction that gay sex is immoral. Later on […]

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Group plans LGBT campaign in 3 Deep South states

By Jay Reeves Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A national organization is launching a three-year, $8.5 million campaign to promote LGBT equality and push for new legal protections in three Southern states dominated by conservative politics and religion and known for resistance to change: Alabama, Arkansas and Mississippi. Decades after groups used boycotts, marches, sit-ins, […]

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Betty Sanders

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Betty Jo Farr Sanders, 79, died quietly in Walnut Grove Nursing and Rehab Center on Thursday, April 24, 2014. She was born June 24, 1934, in Houston, and was the daughter of the late Walter Evans Farr and Ora Evelyn Foster. She married on Jan 31, 1959, and was widowed after 45 […]

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Rita Edwards

OKOLONA – Rita Lynette Edwards, 60, died suddenly Saturday, April 5, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a sudden illness. Known by many as “Rat,” she was born in Le Panto, Ark. on Oct. 23, 1953, to George Lee and Jimmie Lee Lamb Edwards. She lived much of her adult life in […]

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Diann Kolb

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Diann Kolb, 55, formerly of West Point, passed away on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at Hospice Home Care in Little Rock, Ark. She was born July 7, 1958, in West Point to Allen Bernice Clark and Stanley Garvis Williams. She was a homemaker and a member of Geyer Springs First Baptist […]

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Diann Kolb

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Diann Kolb, 55, formerly of West Point, died Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at Hospice Home Care in Little Rock, Ark. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at Cedar Bluff Baptist Church in Cedar Bluff. Burial will follow in Clarkson Cemetery in Webster County. Calvert Funeral Home of West […]

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Stormie Barnett

 PONTOTOC – Stormie Rae Barnett, 64, died Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at her residence in Russellville, Ark. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, at Collums Cemetery in Calhoun County. Baldwin-Nowell Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.

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Dorothy Owen

TUPELO – Dorothy Jean “”Honey”” Owen, 68, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born in Arkansas. Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Coleman Temple in Verona. The Rev. Frederick Adams will officiate. Williams Memorial of Okolona is in charge of arrangements. Survivors include three daughters, […]

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Max Morgan

  MALVERN, Ark. – Max Morgan, 33, died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, in Malvern, Ark. He was born May 21, 1980, in Malvern, Ark. Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at Memorial Funeral Home with Bro. Larry McDonald officiating. Burial will be in Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of […]

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Jane McGregor

HOUSTON – Jane Woods McGregor, 75, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at Community Hospice Darlington Oaks in Verona after a long illness. She was born Jan. 21, 1938, in Jackson to R.L. Woods and Martha Crawford Woods. She was a graduate of I.A.H.S. in Fulton. She received her B.S. degree from Mississippi State University and […]

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Doyle James

EL DORADO, Ark. – Doyle Roland James, 83, died Saturday, July 20, 2013, at Christus St. Michael Hospital in Texarkana, Texas. He was born Feb. 13, 1930, in Calhoun County to John Jackson James and Carrie Addice Murphree James He was a former owner of Union Tire Company. He served in the U.S. Air Force. […]

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Burgess, Lyles play steel guitar showcase

DERMOTT, Ark. – Two Chickasaw County steel guitar legends shared billing at the Steelin’ The Gospel Steel Guitar Showcase, earlier this month at the Hacketts’ Gospel Music Singing Shed, in Dermott, Ark. Odell Burgess and Danny Lyles were selected among 12 steel guitarist for the first ever event, June 8, with dozens of players from […]

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