Obituaries (Week of March 3, 2014)

Kendal Paige Stanley
Kendal Paige Stanley of Nashville, Ark., was welcomed into this world and into our hearts on Jan. 22, 2014, at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock.
Born prematurely at 26 weeks, Kendal weighed 1 lb. 13 oz. For 33 days, she was deeply loved and covered in prayer, but then returned to the Lord on Feb. 24, 2014.
Kendal is going on before her parents, Jared and Tonya Stanley, and her precious twin sister, Klair Olivia Stanley, all of Nashville; paternal grandparents, Arian and Sandy Stanley of Nashville, and their children, Chad and Jamie Daniel of Magnolia, Brent Stanley and fiancé, Candy Morris, of Nashville; maternal grandparents, Joe and Brenda White and children, Drew and Tessa Moody, all of Nashville; paternal great-grandfather, Martin Stanley, and maternal great-grandmother, Sue Swope, both of Nashville; along with family and friends too numerous to name.
She is following her paternal great-grandparents, Barbara Stanley, Pat and Maxine Reeves, and maternal great-grandparents, Glen and Donna White, and L.W. Swope, and a cousin, Brent Lee Reeder.
Visitation is to be held at First Baptist Church, Nashville on Friday, Feb. 28 from 6-8 p.m.
Funeral services were held at First Baptist Church on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2014 at 2 p.m. with Calvin Parker and Michael Howard officiating. Burial followed in Corinth Cemetery in Nashville under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home, Nashville.
Upon the early arrival of Kendal and Klair, an account was opened for the family at Diamond Bank in the name of Jared and Tonya Stanley. The family requests memorials be made to Diamond Bank or Baptist Medical Center NICU.
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David Clayton Geiger
David Clayton Geiger departed this life on Feb. 25, 2014 in Nashville, Ark.
He was born May 26, 1935, in Mayo, Fla.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Maurice Womack Geiger; sons Mark Geiger and wife Tracey of Little Rock, Calif., and Mike Geiger and wife Julie of Troutdale, Ore.; brothers Bill Geiger and wife Lee Anne of Arlington, Va., Bob Geiger and wife Geri of Lake City, FL. He is also survived by two special brothers-in-law, Hugh Womack and Joyce of Nashville, Ark., and Lewis Womack and Annalee of Clifton, N.J. Several nieces and nephews, a large extended family, and a host of friends.
Dave and Maurice had recently moved to Nashville from Portland, Ore. During his life Dave touched the lives of hundreds of young people while he worked at Pepperdine University in California and Cascade College in Portland. Everyone who knew Dave said he was one of the most patient and kindest men ever. After retirement, Dave enjoyed working in his shop, fishing in Arkansas, reading his Louis L’Amour books, and loved spending time with his family and friends. He was a member of the Mineral Springs Church of Christ.
He was a loving Grandpa to seven grandchildren: Amanda Geiger, Ryan Readmond, Danielle Berger, Haley Geiger, Michael Geiger, Nathan Geiger, and Lacey Geiger, and one great-grandchild, Ryle Readmond.
Visitation was on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. at the Latimer Funeral Home Chapel in Nashville.
Funeral service was at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 1, 2014 at the Mineral Springs Church of Christ with Bro. Benjamin Neeley officiating. Burial followed at Pleasant Home Cemetery near Murfreesboro.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pleasant Home Cemetery Fund,
P.O. Box 120, Murfreesboro, AR 71958, or Church of Christ Mission Fund, 318 Bridgeman, Mineral Springs, AR  71851.
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Kenneth Paul Sightes, Sr.
Kenneth Paul Sightes, Sr., 79 of Mineral Springs,died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014.
He was born February 9, 1935 in Oil Trough, Ark., to the late Fred and Marie Ginger Sightes. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Mineral Springs.
He was an educator and farmer, and served in the U.S. Marine Corps in the Korean War.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Carl Sightes.
Survivors include: a son, Kenneth Paul Sightes, Jr., of Mineral Springs; two daughters, Angie Zimmerman of Mineral Springs, and Cindy Sexton of Round Rock, Texas; a brother, Bill Sightes of LA Port, Ind., and a sister, Wanda Wyse of Michigan City, Ind.; also grandchildren.
Visitation was at Nashville Funeral home on Friday, 5-7 p.m. Graveside services were Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Brown’s Chapel Cemetery in Thida, Ark. You may send the family an online sympathy message to
Charlie Annie Bell Jones
Charlie Annie Bell Jones, 91 of Murfreesboro died Saturday, March 1, 2014.
She was born March 23, 1922 in Dierks, the daughter of the late Charlie and Martha Tallant Turner.
She was a member of the First Christian Church in Murfreesboro.
She was preceded in death by her husband J.W. Jones; two daughters, Wesley Ann Jones and Delphia Sue Crocker, three sisters, and a brother.
Survivors include: two sons, Eddmon Jones and wife, Carolyn, and Jay Bo Jones and wife, Latricia, all of Murfreesboro; a daughter, Mary Lingo of Murfreesboro; Also grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Visitation was 6-8 p.m., Sunday, March 2, 2014 at the Latimer Funeral Home Chapel in Murfreesboro.


Graveside services were at 10 a.m., Monday, March 3, 2014 at Smryna Cemetery, with Rev. Ellis Terry Jones officiating, under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home in Murfreesboro.
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Yong Edwards
Yong Edwards, 85, of Mineral Springs, died Saturday, March 1, 2014.
She was born Sept. 7, 1929 in China.
Survivors include: her husband, J.K. Edwards of Mineral Springs.
Services were Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Nashville Funeral Home with Steve Shofner officiating. Interment followed in Bluff Springs Cemetery under the direction of Nashville Funeral Home.
The family received friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 1 p.m. until service time.
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Belinda Carol Jones
Belinda Carol Jones, 57, of Arlington, Texas, died Jan. 24, 2014, the daughter of Shirley ‘Sonny’ and Peggy Payne Jones, both formerly of Nashville.
Survivors include: brothers Ricky Neal and Roy Allen Jones, and a sister, Shirley Windle.
Funeral services were by Skyvue Funeral Home in Mansfield, Texas, and burial was in the Skyvue Memorial Gardens.
Archie Dale Jones
Archie Dale Jones, 89, of Dierks, died Monday, March 3, 2014.
He was born April 4, 1924, in Howard County, the son of the late McDuff and Anna Burk Jones.
He was a retired millwright, and was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. He was a World War II Army veteran.
Survivors include: his wife, Ila Grace Short Jones; two sons, Archie Jones, Jr. and Michael Frank Jones, both of Dierks; a sister, Essie Stinnett of Nashville; also grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Graveside services under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home will be at 1 p.m., Thursday, March 6, 2014, in Sunshine Cemetery with J.W. Gilbert officiating.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, March 5 at the funeral home in Dierks.

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