Clay County Living


Wayne Hilton Mullins of Knob was born October 21, 1930 at Knob son of Charley Seymour and Lucy (Perkins) Mullins. He lived his entire life at Knob and was the last survivor of 12 siblings. He was 84. Survivors are his wife, Patricia (Fox) Mullins; son Carlton Wayne Mullins; Knob; granddaughter, Corie Elizabeth (Derek) Arnold, Corning; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; eight brothers Elbert Mullins, Edward Mullins, Owen (Polly) Mullins, Lester Mullins, Milton Mullins, Alton Mullins, Burnis Mullins and Wilburn (Moon) Mullins; three sisters, Cleda Andrews, Juanita Toler and Reba Howton. A veteran of the US Marine Corps, he served in the Korean War. He was retired from Emerson Electric, of the Baptist faith, loved listening to Cardinals baseball and feeding wild birds. He loved to coon hunt with his hound dogs in his younger days. The highlight of his life was getting to baby sit Corie. Services were conducted Monday, January 26, 2015 in Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel in Paragould with Mark Trout officiating. Burial in Greene County Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Pallbearers Gary Huckabay, Davy Miller, Chris Morgan, Dustin Gray, Michael Faber and Alvin Mullins. Online guestbook:

Laymon Burkheart of Corning was born in Paragould November 27, 1979 son of Bill and Wanda Burkheart. He died in Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center Thursday, January 22, 2015. He was 35. A pipeline worker, he was a member of the General Baptist Church and attended the Cowboy Church. He liked hunting and fishing. Survivors include his parents, Bill and Wanda Burkheart and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his brother Nathan Burkheart, October 23, 1991; grandparents J.L. and Earlene Burkheart, Lavada and Gerald Jackson, Fannie and Amos Young. Funeral services were conducted Monday, January 26, 2015 in the chapel of Ermert Funeral Home with Rev. Kevin Murray officiating. Burial in Corning Cemetery. Sign online condolences at 

Susane Jane (VanNada) Lucas of Reyno was born in Corning January 9, 1953 daughter of George Richard VanNada, Sr. and Leola Lafern (Rapert) VanNada. She died in Five Rivers Medical Center, Pocahontas, Sunday, January 25, 2015. She was 62. A member of Reyno First Baptist Church, she was a retired Registered Nurse, having worked at Corning Nursing Home. She enjoyed flowers and gardening. Survivors are her husband, Johnny Lucas of the home; children Shawn (Cassie) Hall, Corning, Jennifer Lucas, Mountain Home, Mark (Crystal) Lucas, and Colby Lucas, all of Reyno; brothers and sisters Jerry VanNada and George VanNada, both of Corning, Diane Shepard, Neelyville and Wade VanNada, Marmaduke; six grandchildren Paul, Jordan and Carson Rainwater, Presley Hall, Landon and Lane Lucas; one great grandchild Tyson Rainwater. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister Sandy Walker; brother Gerald “Bucky” VanNada. Visitation will begin at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, January 29, 2015 in Ermert Funeral Home prior to a memorial service at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Roger Hovis officiating. Sign online condolences at

Imogene Wells of Rector was born in Hickoria February 23, 1933 daughter of Burl and Fannie (Denning) Howell. She died Sunday, January 25, 2015 at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. She was 81. A homemaker, she was an animal lover especially cats and dogs. She married her husband Richard Wells on July 2, 1953 and he preceded her in death January 2, 1982. Survivors are one son Charles Wells and one daughter Phyllis M. Wells, both of Rector. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; three brothers Doyne Howell, William Howell, Lloyd Howell; one sister Lucille Bearden. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, January 28, 2015 in the chapel of Ermert Funeral Home with Reverend Scott Small officiating. Burial in Corning Cemetery. Sign online condolences at