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From: Rita DonCarlos <>
Subject: [ARCLAY] Obits from the Clay County Courier.........
Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 17:54:08 -0500 (EST)

Recent obits taken from the Clay County Courier, Corning, Clay County, Arkansas.


Stanley CAREY, 60, Corning resident, was born October 5, 1943 in Arkansas, son of Thomas CAREY and Mary Pauline WARREN CAREY. A welder with Darling Store Fixtures, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and family barbecues. He married Catherine Faye DIGGS on October 27, 1984 and she survives. He was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors other than his wife are one son, Allen CAREY and wife, Lou, Marmaduke; one daughter, Melody YARBROUGH and her husband, Mark, Marmaduke; four step-children, Peggy IRLAS, Poplar Bluff, Missouri, Cathy POWELL and husband, Dusty, Poplar Bluff, Missouri, Eddie SEALS, Poplar Bluff and Rhonda BURDIN and husband Stacey, Poplar Bluff; his mother, Mary Pauline CAREY, Alpena, Michigan; two sisters, Sandra DONOVAN, Alpena and Deanna CAREY, Portland, Oregon; 16 grandchildren; Hannah HUFFINES, Heather HUFFINES, Thomas CAREY, Joshua CAREY, Tasha COOK, Amy HOWE, Shawna HOWE, Casey SCHMIDT, Amy IRLAS, Joe IRLAS, Dusty POWELL,Jr., Cindy POWELL, Jessica POWELL, Amy SEALS, Bradley BURDIN and Hailey BURDIN; 5 great-grandchildren, Tyson, Jade, Alexis, Gracie and Colton.
He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas CAREY. Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon February 23, in Ermert Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Kent MILLER officiating. Burial in Piggott Cemetery, Piggott.


Alma WOOD, 64 year old Corning resident, died February 18, 2004 in St. Bernard's Rebional Medical Center, Jonesboro. she was born in Ring Community, November 8, 1939, daughter of Horace MOORE and Ila REEVES MOORE. She was retired from Head Start and had worked at Basler Electric.
She married Hershel Leon WOOD, January 10, 1976 and he preceded her in death on August 14, 1976/
Survivors are her mother, Ila MOORE, Corning; three daughters, Rhonda HOLLOWELL HOVIS, Corning, Brenda HOLLOWELL ARNOLD, Corning and Melinda HOLLOWELL CALHOUN, Hardy; two brothers, Robert MOORE, Campbell, Missouri and Donald MOORE, Poplar Bluff, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Brandi FARIES and Ashley FARIES, Rector, Mitchell HOVIS, Corning, Nick ARNOLD, Corning, Jonathan VANNADA, Hardy, Hayden CALHOUN, Hardy and Haley ARNOLD, Corning, and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father, Horace MOORE, husband, Hershel Leon WOOD and a daughter, Debbie FARIES, January 8, 2004. She was affiliated with Corning Y Penetecostal Church and loved her grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon, February 21, in Ermert Funeral Home Chapel with Reverends Cecil SLAVENS and Carl MCKINNEY officiating. Burial in Corning Cemetery.


Juanita YARBROUGH, 83 year old Corning resident, died February 22, 2004 in Three Rivers Healthcare, North, Poplar Bluff, Missouri. she was born November 21, 1920 in Tennessee, daughter of W.T. and Elvis BARBEE GULLEDGE.
A member of Corning First Baptist Church, she was a former housekeeping employee with Corning Nursing Home.
Survivors are one son, Richard YARBROUGH, Fairdealing, Missouri; one daughter, Sharon AVERHART, Naylor, Missouri; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday morning, February 25, in Corning First Baptist Church by the pastor, Reverend David RICHEY. Burial in Corning Cemetery under direction of Ermert Funeral Home. Visitation began at 9:oo a.m., Wednesday, in First Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to Arkansas School for the Blind, Little Rock or to Corning First Baptist Church.


Cecil S. EATON, Jr., known as "Junior" or "JR", passed into eternity Thursday morning, February 19, 2004 in his home in Batesville with loving family at his bedside.
He was born May 28, 1924 to Cecil EATON, Sr. and Julia ALPHIN EATON, at Pocahontas. They preceded him in death.
Cecil, Jr. grew up in the Knobel area where he graduated from high school in 1943. He attended Arkansas State College in Jonesboro, in 1944. He was in the Merchant Marines and later in the United States Army, stationed at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas.
He married Anna BARTLETT, July 28. 1945 in First Baptist Church in Corning, by the late Dr. J. S. COMPERE. Cecil and Anna adopted their daughter, Charlotte Jean in 1952, as their very own daughter, she was two years old. Cecil accepted Christ into his life in 1946 in Corning and was baptized. At the time of his death he was a member of the First Baptist Church, Batesville.
He was involved with his father and brother in farming near Knobel for many years. Later he and his wife, Anna, owned and operated a successful real estate business, first in West Memphis and later in Corning, since 1976 until retirement.
They moved to Batesville from Corning in 1999. Cecil continued to have a great interest in farming and real estate until his passing. He was in awe at the many changes that had taken place especially in farming down through the years, much different than in the days he farmed. He was always interested in the younger generation of farmers and their knowledge and techniques. Cecil loved peole and loved to talk farming and real estate when the opportunity afforded him. He had many friends throughout the country and was well respected in his real estate dealings as being "fair minded and trustworthy." He was a retired real estate broker.
He leaves his wife, Anna, of the home in Batesville; one daughter, Charlotte Jean THARNISH and her husband, Larry of Batesville; one grand-daughter, Jennifer FOX and her husband Greg and their son, Nathaniel of El Paso, Texas; one grandson, Scott THARNISH and his wife, Sarah of Shreveport, Louisiana; one sister, Fern SMITH of Charleston, Missouri; one brother, Basil EATON and his wife, Imogene of West Memphis, Arkansas; two dear sisters-in-law, Gloria EATON of Poplar Bluff, Missouri and Marianne EATON of Jonesboro; ten nieces, ten nephews and a hos of loved ones by marriage whom he loved dearly.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Julia EATON and two brothers, Hovie and William Henry "WH" EATON.
Visitation was Friday evening in Ermert Funeral Home. Funeral services were conducted Saturday morning, at 10:30, February 21, 2004 in Ermert Funeral Home Chapel. Interment in Corning Cemetery.
A memorial service was held in First Baptist Church, Batesville, at 2 o'clock, Sunday afternoon, February 22, 2004.
Memorials may be made to Arkansas Children's Hospital, Little Rock, Children's Home in Paragould, Hospice, Inc., or one's choice.

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