Obituaries

Martha Rae Bowen

Martha Rae Bowen,born July 9, 1931, 88, of Hampton, AR went to be in her heavenly home on June 12, 2020 departing from this earth from the NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro, AR. She was a lifelong resident of the Tinsman, AR community until she moved to Jonesboro in December 2015. Martha Rae loved to garden, can vegetables from the garden, crochet, and quilt. She was a member of the Harrell United Methodist Church. She spent thirty-four years of her life dedicated to teaching students in the Tinsman and Hampton Public Schools before retiring in 1985. She had the heart of a servant. After retirement, she volunteered in the Hampton community by being a member of a community team that distributed commodities to many residents of Calhoun County. She was a loving wife, mother, and educator. She will be greatly missed.

Jody Lynn Ream

Jody Lynn Ream, 48 of Banks, passed away Monday, June 15, 2020. He was born April 14, 1972 in Hobbs, NM to the late Myrle Clyde and Edell West Ream. He was of the Baptist faith; worked as a logger; enjoyed woodworking, being outdoors, and listening to music.

Jean Sweeney Booker

Jean Sweeney Booker, age 83, died Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at her home in Hermitage, Arkansas. She was born April 21, 1937 in Strong, Arkansas. She is the daughter of the late Odie Burns and Violet Marie Roach Burns. Jean was a housewife and homemaker and was a member of Antioch Baptist Church at Gravel Ridge.

Richard Joel Stringfellow

Richard Joel Stringfellow

Richard Joel Stringfellow was born on May 14, 1981 and went home to be with his Lord and Savior on June 1, 2020. Joel was a loving father to his two precious sons, and a man who loved his family and friends. He was a gift from God to us for 39 years.

Raymond Larry Buzbee

Raymond Larry Buzbee, SR, 75 of Hampton, died Friday, May 29, 2020 in Little Rock. He was born August 28, 1944 in Tinsman to the late Troy Edwards and Christine Strickland Buzbee. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Mildred Oliver and Sue Price, and his step-daughter Velysa Dawn Pierce. Raymond was a member of Campground Presbyterian Church of Hampton.

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