Clay County Living

Obituaries

Rosie Lee Mooneyhan of Lafe was born May 30, 1956, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, daughter of William and Dorothy Southerly. She died Sunday, September 14, 2014, at Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis. She was 58. A homemaker, she was of the General Baptist faith. Survivors include her husband Travis D. Mooneyhan of the home; three daughter, Gina (Mike) Krzton, Priscilla (John Alexander) Galbraith, and Ashley (Nicholas) Osborn, all of Jonesboro; one brother David Southerly of Marmaduke; two sisters Betty Niswonger and Wiladean Champney; and eleven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers Billy and Albert Southerly; and two sisters Barbara Southerly and Elizabeth Bailey. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, September 17 at the Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel in Paragould with Dereck Goldman officiating. Burial in Ramer’s Chapel Cemetery. Online guestbook: www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com

Travis Boyd of Piggott, formerly of Knobel, was born July 16, 1944, son of Clyde and Ella (Smith) Boyd of Knobel. He died Tuesday, September 9, 2014, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. He was 70. His public service included serving as Clay County Judge and two years as State Representative. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Carolyn; one daughter, Teresa (Johnny) McKenney of Bono; one son, Tim (Brande) Boyd; three special grandchildren: Cameo Forehand, and Holly, Luke and Natalie Boyd all of Piggott; four brothers Norris Boyd of Knobel, Cleitus (Pat) Boyd of Corning, James Boyd, and Neil (Polly) Boyd of Georgia; and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Conrad Boyd; two sisters-in-law; one niece; and one nephew. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, September 13, 2014, in New Hope Baptist Church with Greg Rainwater and Loy Culver officiating. Burial in New Hope Cemetery at Pollard. Pallbearers Gary Boyd, Lee Boyd, Joe Boyd, Glendal Boyd, John Dover and Kevin Hardin. Honorary pallbearers John Brawner, Gary Howell, Tommy Hardcastle and Dan Gossett. Arrangements by Hoggard & Sons Funeral Home of Piggott. Memorials may be made to the New Hope Cemetery Association or the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. 21t1p 

Wilma Stegall Lillard, daughter of Pearl and Callie Camp Stegall and widow of Adolph Lillard, was born and raised in the Stegall community just east of Newport. She died Wednesday, September 10, 2014. She was 96. She was also predeceased by husband; sister Mary Frances Siler; brother Presley Stegall; brother-in-law Luther Siler; and daughter-in-law Tricia Lillard. Survivors include sons Randy Lillard of Bartlett, Tennessee, and Jim (Ruth) Lillard of Mineral Springs; sister-in-law, Betty Stegall; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews. Wilma and Adolph moved to Corning in 1951 where they became active members of the community. She was trained as a beautician, but devoted herself full-time to raising her sons, managing the family finances in her very frugal manner, and supporting Adolph wholeheartedly in his work at Clay County Electric Coop as well as in various civic endeavors, most notable the Corning Little League Baseball program (and constructing what was later called Lillard Field). They were long-time members of the 4th & Vine church of Christ. Graveside services were at Walnut  Grove Cemetery Friday, September 12 directed by Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home. Consider memorials to Agape Child and Family Services, P.O. Box 11441, Memphis, TN 38111. 

Wilma Geraldine Allison of Biggers was born September 10, 1922 in Biggers, daughter of Clarence and Ida Gordon. She died Saturday, September 13, 2014. She was 92. A homemaker and member of Biggers Baptist Church, she was known by her grandchildren as “Grandma Frank” and by her friends as “Jeri”. She will be remembered for her love of flowers and love for her church friends who stopped by to visit on her porch. Survivors are one daughter-inlaw, Nancy Wilson Allison; two granddaughters Gayla (Tracy) Smith and Jana (Joe) Wineland; two great grandsons, Jimmy (Kalynn) Poe and Dakota Smith; one great-great-granddaughter, Briley Allison Poe; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Frank Allison; son Jim Allison; infant sisters Lorine and Nina; an adult sister Pat Carlton; four brothers John (Jake), Cletis, W.F. and Dewey Gordon. Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, September 19, 2014 at McNabb Funeral Home in Pocahontas. Graveside services at 10:00 a.m. Saturday September 20, 2014 at Johnson Cemetery in Reyno. Donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Arkansas, 201 Markham Center Drive, Little Rock, 72205 or Children’s Home 5515 Walcott Road, Paragould 72450.