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Gary Joseph Pickett, 64, died Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, at his home, after a sudden illness.

Elgie Mae Carter, 78, of Hoxie, passed away Oct. 5, 2021, at the St. Bernards Hospital in Jonesboro.

Hurshel Timothy “Tim” Choat, 58, of Bella Vista, went to his Eternal reward Oct. 5, 2021.

Ruby Jean Tippitt, 79, passed from this life at her daughter’s home in Walnut Ridge on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021.

Lynn Campbell, 66, of Hoxie, passed away Sept. 16, 2021, at his home, with Belinda Maple by his side.

Kathleen S. “Kat” Moore, 90, of Paragould, passed away Sept. 15, 2021, at her residence in the Greenhouse Cottages of Bell Meade in Paragould.

Tracy Lynn Malone Ragsdale, 49, left this world on Sept. 24, 2021, at her Imboden family home, after several battles of cancer, which started when she was only 20 years old.

Arkansas is the only state in the U.S. that produces diamonds and Ruth Ann Dunahay was one of her home state’s rare and precious jewels. A beloved mother, grandmother, wife and true friend, Ruth Ann, passed away Aug. 5, 2021.

Thelma Lee Parker, 73, of Walnut Ridge, passed from this life on Sept. 19, 2021, in Jonesboro.

In loving memory of Margrhea A. Willmuth, 90, of Walnut Ridge, who passed away Sept. 14, 2021, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro.

Thelma Louise Davis, 92, of Walnut Ridge, died Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, at Walnut Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Bobby Odell (Shorty) Fort, 83, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 7, at his daughter’s home in Jonesboro, following a lengthy battle with Lewy-Body disease.

Tony Kevin Matthews, 62, of Smithville, entered heaven’s gates on the morning of Sept. 12, 2021, at St Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro.

Lisa Ann Taylor, 54, of Walnut Ridge, died Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Melissa Renee Lenderman Ragan, 51, of Walnut Ridge, died Thursday Sept. 2, 2021, in Sharp County, Arkansas.

Quentin Cato, 49, of Walnut Ridge, passed away Aug. 31, 2021, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

Angela Marie “Angie” Jackson, 38 of Manila, passed from this life Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021, at the Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born in Jonesboro, she was the daughter of the late Juan Rosales. She had been a longtime resident of Jonesboro before making her home in Walnut Ridge.…

James Richard Butts, 78 of Marmaduke, died Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro.

Sarah Jane Doyle of Strawberry passed away Friday, Aug. 27, 2021, at White River Medical Center in Batesville.

Johnny Shields, 86, of Jonesboro, passed away peacefully in his home on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021.

Gale West, 93, of Walnut Ridge, died Friday, Aug. 20, 2021, at Lawrence Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Barbara Karen Woodson, 77, of Walnut Ridge, died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021, at Lawrence Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation in Walnut Ridge.

Ray Dame, 98, of the Birdell community, was born Jan. 24, 1923, in Walnut Ridge, to parents James Monroe and Fannie Stone Dame. He passed away Aug. 20, 2021, at The Springs in Batesville.

Laverne Gaines departed from this world on Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021, at her home in Portia, at the age of 88 years.

Doris Elaine Lynch, 75, of Imboden, passed from this life on Friday, Aug. 20, 2021, at her residence.

Billy Gene Price died on Aug. 17, 2021, at his residence in Ravenden at the age of 65 years.

Rockey Allen Sheets, 71, of Paragould, died on Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro.

J.W. “Dub” Sullinger, 83, of O’Kean, passed from this earth on Aug. 17, 2021, at St Bernards Medical Center, peacefully, with family by his side.

Joyce Lavern Prewitt Riggs Sutterfield, 78, of Walnut Ridge, died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro.

Charles Allen Young, 82, of Black Rock, passed away suddenly, July 26, 2021, at his residence.

Edna Fern (Kellim) Crider, 98, of Delaplaine, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro.

Virgil Eugene Donovan, 90, of Jonesboro, passed from this life on Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, at NEA Baptist Hospital.

Ellen Erwin was born on April 1, 1951, on a farm near Lynn, the fifth child of Rudolph and Bessie McLeod Erwin. She grew up picking okra, strawberries and cotton, and raising farm animals. She died Aug. 9, 2021, at Mountain Meadows Nursing Home in Batesville.

Charles E. “Gabby” Hayes, 77, of Black Rock, passed from this life on Aug. 16, 2021, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Walnut Ridge.

Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021, Lula Belle Jones, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully at her home.

Helen Louise Galbraith Adams, 77, of Ravenden Springs, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro.

Michael Hancock, 69, of Walnut Ridge, passed from this life on Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro.