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Irma Crawford

YELLVILLE - Irma L. Crawford, 87 of Yellville (Formerly of Star City) died Sunday. She was born May 21, 1927 in Star City to the late Horace Jewell and Eva Zachery Roberts.

Sharon Phillips

WATSON - Sharon Phillips, 44 of Watson, Ark. died Tuesday November 18, 2014 at Delta Memorial Hospital in Dumas. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Gardens Funeral Services.

Mary Hoover

REDFIELD - Mary Ruth Hyden Hoover, 81, of Redfield, passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2014. She was born February 15, 1933 in Murfreesboro, Ark. to the late James and Maddie Hight Hyden. She was a homemaker and had attended Forrest Park First Assembly of God Church. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lawrence Hoover Sr.; two brothers and two sisters.

Anzelene Jones

Mrs. Anzelene Cummings Jones, 93 of Pine Bluff passed Wednesday, November 12, 2014. She was born in Magnolia, Arkansas to the late James L. and Ada (King) Cummings.

Carnetta Gooseberry

In profound sorrow the professional and courteous staff of the Christian Way Funeral Home sorrowfully announces the earthly departure of Mrs. Carnetta Shelby Gooseberry. Mrs. Gooseberry answered to her name on November 14, 2014 and said “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith, now there is in store for me a crown of righteousness, which the lord the righteous Judge shall give me at that day.”

Brittni Briant

MONTICELLO - Brittni Nicole Minchew Briant, 25 of Monticello passed away Friday, November 14, 2014 at her home in Montongo. She was born March 16, 1989 in Drew County to Carla Sullivan and Wes Minchew. She was a loving devoted stay at home mom, college student, and caregiver to her beloved grandmother. She was a member of Faith Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Earline Frost and Earl Jackson and grandfather, Kenneth Byrd.

Hardy McKinstry

BANKS - Hardy L. McKinstry, age 79 of Banks, formerly of Wilmar, went to be with his Lord Monday, November 17, 2014 at his home in Banks after a battle with lung cancer. He was born March 11, 1935 in Drew County, Ark. to the late Bernice Wright McKinstry and Dorothy Daniels McKinstry of Wilmar. Hardy was a devout Christian, family man, loving husband, father and grandfather, retired postmaster and United States Army Veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Green Hill Community Baptist Church and was attending First United Methodist Church of Warren where he was a member of the Fisherman’s Sunday School Class. He was also a former Monticello Parks Commission member and volunteer fireman for the Green Hill Fire Department. He loved being with his family and playing games with them along with taking trips to his favorite places which included Branson, MO and Silver Dollar City. Hardy’s other hobbies included fishing, camping, hunting, dancing and watching RFD-TV. As his children described him, “He was the best Pops in the whole world.” In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his first wife, Janice Cockrell McKinstry of Wilmar and a brother, Dan McKinstry of Little Rock. Survivors include his wife, Liz McKinstry of Banks; a daughter, Cindy McKinstry of Little Rock; two sons, Tim McKinstry (Ashley) of Hector and Tony McKinstry (Jennifer) of Springdale; a sister, Shirley Burks of Wilmar; stepdaughters, Colleen Watkins (Perry) of Banks, Stacey Boyette (Brad) of Coral Springs, Fla., and Dana Bugbee (Trent) of Destin, Fla.; four grandchildren, Hannah Trigg (Josh) of Russelleville, Nick McKinstry of Hector, Zac and Alex McKinstry both of Springdale; ten step grandchildren, eleven step great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Mamie Rainer

STAR CITY - Mamie Alice Rainer, 74 of Star City died Sunday. She was born September 24, 1940 in Webber Falls, OK to the late William James and Bertha Dale Clairday Worley.