Obituary: Rebekah A. “Becky” Way

Rebekah A. “Becky” Way, 70 of Cave City passed away Wednesday, January 19, 2022.  She was born October 6, 1951, in Anderson, Indiana to Oal O. and Agnes (Creech) Ring.  She was a retired insurance agent for Farmers Insurance and a member of Rings Chapel Missionary Baptist Church near Cave City, where she played piano …

Obituary: James N. Hodge

James N. Hodge, 72, of Gainsboro, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, January 19, 2022. He was born December 31, 1949, in Independence County to William Marshal Hodge and Irene (Nothern) Hodge. James was a veteran of the Arkansas National Guard and a member of Calvary Baptist Church. He worked in the storeroom for Entergy for more …

Obituary: Teddy L. Anderson Purcelley

Teddy L. Anderson Purcelley was born in Evening Shade, Arkansas on 1/20/1933 to Ted M. and Dorothy Anderson. She later moved to Batesville, Arkansas where she graduated from high school in 1949 and attended Arkansas College, now Lyon College, graduating in 1952 with a bachelor’s degree in education. Later that year she married George D. …

Obituary: Rita Jean Breaux-Laird

Rita Jean Breaux-Laird, 82, of Violet Hill, Arkansas passed away on January 18, 2022. She was born on May 29, 1939, in Malvern, Arkansas to Carl C. Smith and Anna Jean Smith. Rita loved traveling and traveled all over the world. She even lived in four different countries. She also loved animals, especially dogs. Rita …

Obituary: William Dale “Willie D” Walker

William Dale “Willie D” Walker, 63 of Strawberry passed away Tuesday, January 18, 2022.  He was born November 18, 1958, in Batesville, Arkansas to Paul and Birteen Milligan Walker.  He was a member of the Strawberry Church of Christ and attended Weapons of Warriors in Pfeiffer. He was preceded in death by his parents and …

Obituary: Charles Roy Rundell, Jr.

Charles Roy Rundell, Jr., of Newport, Arkansas, departed this life on Monday, January 17, 2022, at the age of 72. He was born July 9, 1949, in Sheridan, Arkansas, the son of Charles Roy, Sr., and Hazel (Brown) Rundell. He was a lineman for REA until his retirement in 2003. He enjoyed fishing and hunting …

Obituary: Willie Irene Berry

Willie Irene Berry, 85, passed away on January 16, 2022. She was born in Newport, AR, on August 30, 1936, to Ira Marion McDougal and Odlene (Chaney) McDougal. Willie was of the Baptist faith and attended Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church for many years. She loved taking care of her many animals, especially her birds. …