Theresa Ann Mazzanti

Theresa Ann Mazzanti, 89, of Lake Village, passed away on July 19, 2017 at her home. She was born on October 4, 1927 to the late Lawrence and Hildred Hall in McGehee. She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Aldo Mazzanti, her parents, a brother, and five sisters. Theresa’s favorite past times were traveling the USA with her husband in their RV. One of their favorite places to visit was Mission, … Continued

Rev. Ronald J. “Shay” Gillespie

Rev. Ronald J. “Shay” Gillespie 61, of Monticello, died on July 15, 2017, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff surrounded by family. He was born August 10, 1955, in Little Rock to the late Ozelma Butler and James Gillespie, Sr. Shay gave his life to Christ at Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. T.S. Skipper. He preached his first sermon in March of 2003 and was ordained as a … Continued

Lynne Davis Rice

Lynne Davis Rice, 52, of Montrose, formerly of Hermitage, died on July 17, 2017 at Chicot Memorial Medical Center in Lake Village. She was an elementary school teacher for 25 years. She was graduate of the Hermitage High School and earned her teaching degree at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia. She was born on October 24, 1964 at Grayson County, Texas and was the daughter of Jim Davis and Linda Trussell Davis of Hermitage. She … Continued

Joseph Wade Ferguson

Joseph “Joey” Wade Ferguson, 30, of Gould passed away on July 17, 2017. He was born on January 24, 1987 in Monticello to James L. Ferguson and Donna Gail Collins Mizell. His father and two sisters, Jamie Ferguson and Felicia Ferguson preceded him in death. Joey loved to watch games shows and swim until he was unable to do so. Survivors are his mother and stepfather, Donna and Randy Mizell of Gould; a brother, Jonathan … Continued

Genevieve Fields Harris

Genevieve Marie Fields Harris, 94, of Monticello passed away on July 18, 2017 at the Woods Nursing and Rehab Facility in Monticello. She was the widow of Delbert V. Harris, a homemaker and was of the Jehovah Witness faith. Mrs. Harris was born in Kansas on November 29, 1922 to the late Lewis and Nora Fields. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Margaret Elaine Harris; a … Continued

Melanie Diane Crump

Melanie Diane Crump, 42, of Star City, died on July 16, 2017. She was a member of Calvary Apostolic Tabernacle in Star City and the business manager at Lincoln Heights Healthcare in Star City. Mrs. Crump was born on August 23, 1974 in Fordyce to Hollis Tisdale and the late Elizabeth Diane Palmer Tisdale. Survivors include her husband, Randy Crump; father, Hollis Tisdale; son, Bryce Crump, all of Star City; five daughters, Kylie Crump of … Continued

Robert L. Bennett

Robert L. Bennett, 93, of Star City died on July 16, 2017 at his home. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran who served in World War II. Mr. Bennett was retired from Coleman Dairy and Potlatch and was a 32nd degree Mason at Warren Masonic Lodge of the Free and Accepted Masons #33. He was born on April 22, 1924 in Little Rock to the late Thomas Lee Bennett and Mamie Ellen Brown Hicks. … Continued

Brenda Williams McKinnon

Brenda Williams McKinnon, 73, of Warren, passed away July 14, 2017 at her home. She was a retired educator with the Camden Public School District and member of First United Methodist Church of Camden. Mrs. McKinnon was born on October 13, 1943, in Pine Bluff and was the daughter of the late Austin Williams and Ola Crook Williams. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband and best friend, … Continued

Billy Ray James

Billy Ray James, 77, of Dumas, passed away on July 16, 2017 at Star City. He was a farmer and attended Assembly of God Church. Mr. James was born on August 12, 1939 in Yell County and was the son of the late Grady and Jo Earl McTigrit James. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Joe Edward James, and a grandson, Patrick Sullivan. Survivors are his wife, Mary … Continued

Mary Frances Allen

Frances Allen, 90, of Mist (Ashley County), passed away on July 14, 2017 at the Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville, Mississippi. A native and lifelong resident of Mist, Mrs. Allen was a graduate of Portland High School and a member of the Hamburg First United Methodist Church. She enlisted in the Women’s Army Corp and served from July 1949 until December 1952. She lived in New York for a short period of time for … Continued