Clay County Living


Daisy Robinson, 93, of Mc- Dougal, Arkansas, died Thursday, April 9, 2015, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center, Paragould. She was born March 17, 1922, near Naylor, MO., and was the daughter of the late Jess and Alice Campbell Rigdon. She was united in marriage to James Eugene Robinson August 22, 1942, and he preceded her in death. She was preceded in death
by her brother, J.V. Ridgon, and granddaughter-in-law, Lisa Weller. Daisy was a member of the Apostolic Fellowship Church, McDougal. She retired from Brown Shoe Company and enjoyed making quilts as a hobby. She is survived by her daughter, Helen Weller and husband James of McDougal; three grandsons: Leslie Weller of Mc- Dougal, Chris Weller and wife Teresa of Corning, and Eric Weller of McDougal; greatgrandson: Chase, step greatgrandsons: Jimmy, Michael, Robbie, and Chase; six sisters: Melda Karnes, Mamie Adams, Edna Roark, Fern Bartlett, Barbara Demay, and Loretta Blankenship; one brother, Sonny Rigdon; and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were Saturday, April 11 in the Hoggard & Sons Chapel in Piggott, with Herb Ellis officiating. Burial followed in Post Oak Cemeteryin McDougal. Pallbearers were Kevin Adams, Larry Miller, Virgil Rice, Pete Karnes, Les Parrish, and Adam Buchanan. Hoggard & Sons Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.   

Phena Marie Hovis, 91, of Reyno, passed away April 11, 2015 at Flo & Phil Jones Hospice in Jonesboro. Mrs. Hovis was born May 27, 1923 in Mt. Ida, AR, the daughter of William and Frankie
Fann. She was a homemaker  who enjoyed quilting, embroidery, cooking and fishing. She was a member of Reyno First Baptist Church. On September 7, 1940, she married John Emory Hovis. He preceded her in death Dec. 22, 2002. Survivors include children Loretta (Rex) Dismang of Siloam Springs, Janice (J.M.) Edington of Corning, Sharon (Gevan) Murphy of Imboden, Patricia (Cleitus) Boyd of Corning, Meryl (Barry) Whitledge of Corning, Cheryl (Bill) McCoy of St. Louis, MO, Stephanie  Spike) Jones of Biggers, Larry Doyle (Janice) Hovis of Reyno, Patrick (Sue) Hovis
of Ravenden, Roger (Willene) Hovis of Reyno, Randy Hovis of Reyno, and Richard (Melinda) Hovis of Reyno; siblings Freeman Fann of Walnut Ridge, Wayman “Jack” Fann of Malden, MO, Dorothy Thompson of Collinsville, IL, and Margie Layman of Troy, IL; 35 grandchildren; 44 great grandchildren; and 12 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; sons Ronald, Lesley, and David Hovis; sisters Eva Thompson and Ruby Skates; brothers Lloyd, Maxie, and Lehman “Peat” Fann; and grandchildren Janetta Edington and Lisa Hovis Hill.
Visitation was Tuesday  night at Ermert Funeral Home in Corning. Funeral service is Wednesday at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Reyno with Rev. Roger Hovis and Rev. Patrick Hovis officiating. Burial follows at Nelson Cemetery in Reyno. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Nelson Cemetery, PO Box 18, Reyno 72462 or Flo & Phil Jones Hospice, 400 East St., Jonesboro 72401. 51t1p     

Johnny Eugene Gill, 79, of Rockford, Illinois, formerly of Corning, AR, died Monday, March 21, 2015 in Rockford. He was born November 6, 1935, in Athens, Alabama; the son of the late Nellie and Edna (Neely) Gill. He married Sharron Hopkins January 27, 1979. He enjoyed fishing and watching television and loved spending time with his family. His is survived by his loving wife, Sharron Gill of Belvidere, I; daughters Liz (Richard) Koogler of Aurora, MO, Lauri (Daniel) Dockter of Rockford, IL, Cynthia Gill of Rockford, IL; son, Hank  (Susan) of Rockford; stepson Jay (Tammy) Gettings of  Belvidere, IL; stepdaughter, Kim Richards of Rockford; 12 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren; sisters, Linda (Micky) Fortune, Wilma Carpenter; numerous nieces and
nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Bobby Gill. Funeral services were held in Belvidere Cemetery. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.belviderefh. com.