Clay County Living


Mr. Orbra Williams, Jr., 80, of Success, AR., passed away Thursday, August 20, 2015, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, AR. Mr. Williams was born in Success on August 15, 1935. He was a USDA poultry inspector for the State of Arkansas. He enjoyed spending time with family, fishing, reading, camping and traveling after his retirement. He was a member of the Current View Church of Christ. He married his wife of 61 years, Monita (McGrew) Williams on September 26, 1953. She preceded him in death on November 22, 2014. He is survived by three children Renee Jones of Batesville, AR., Mark Williams of Springfield, MO., Michelle Cupp of Batesville, AR.; one sister Peggy Watkins of Doniphan, MO.; eight grandchildren and twelve greatgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents Orbra, Sr., and Lorene (Galemore) Williams; two brothers Brooks Williams and Leon Williams. Funeral services were conducted Monday, August 24, 2015, in the Ermert Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed the services at Hitt Cemetery in Success.

Therisa Hayes Moore, 49, of Corning passed away August 19, 2015, at home. Mrs. Moore was a C.N.A. for Corning nursing home. She enjoyed Native American artwork, crafting, and spending time with grandchildren. Survivors are parents Jimmy Hayes of Corning, and Peggy Bush of Alachua, FL; daughters Jenora “Jenny” Maple of Hoxie, and Jessica Moore of Corning; brothers Jimmy Hayes, Jr. of Trenton, FL and Johnnie Hayes of Alachua, FL; six grandchildren Jamie, Zack, Jimmy, Lexi, Claira, and Scotty; and special friend Rory Small. She was preceded in death by her husband James Moore. Visitation will be Monday, Aug. 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ermert Funeral Home in Corning. Funeral service will be Tuesday at the funeral home at 2 p.m. with Larry Dobbins officiating. Burial will be in Richwoods Cemetery in Corning. Online condolences:

Mary Jean Baxley, 77, of Corning, passed away Tuesday, August 18, 2015, at home, surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Baxley was born in Cache Lake, AR., on May 17, 1938. She was a retired grocery store owner and a homemaker, she enjoyed sewing, quilting, gardening and cooking. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Corning. She married her husband of 59 years George Thomas Baxley on June 10, 1956. He survives, other survivors include one son Thomas Baxley and wife Connie of Farmington, MO.; one daughter Belinda and husband Rudy Dillard of Paragould, AR.; one brother Larry C. Smith and wife Loretta of White Lake, NC.; three sisters: Remona D. and husband David Roberts of Benton, AR., Karen K. and husband Buster Boyd Griggs of Pagosa Springs, CO., Nina S. and husband Roger Conway of Paragould, AR.; three grandchildren: Amy and husband Bobby Anderson, Brett Baxley and wife Tonya, Matthew Dillard and wife Ashley; three greatgrandchildren Garrett Anderson, Gavin Anderson, Grant Anderson; several other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death y her parents Orla A. and Nina Barcus (Davidson) Smith; and one brother Paul Lavelle Smith. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, August 22, 2015, in the Ermert Funeral Home Chapel with Rev.Charles Colbert and Rudy Dillard officiating. Burial followed the services in the Corning Cemetery.

Mr. Glen Lavelle Kimble, 81, of Wright City, MO., passed away Monday, August 17, 2015, at Saint Joseph Hospital West in Lake Saint Louis, MO. Mr. Kimble was born in Biggers, AR., on February 6, 1934. He was a weather radar repair technician. He proudly served his country and retired from the United States Air Force. He enjoyed woodworking. He married his wife Eloise (Laroe) Kimble on November 25, 2007, she survives. Other survivors include five children: James Kimble of Paducah, KY., Robert “Bobby” Kimble of Corning, Terry Kimble of Corning, Kimberly Huffman of Conway, AR., Hannah Kimble of Conway, AR.; four siblings: Mickey Kimble of Jonesboro, AR., Ronnie Kimble of Corning, Olivenne Fann of Corning, AR., Lataua Liles of Alton, IL.; six grandchildren; four greatgrandchildren and seven stepchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents: Frank and Annmae (Tyler) Kimble; two siblings: Milford Kimble and Mildred Kimble. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, August 23, 2015, in the Ermert Funeral Home Chapel with Earl Ladyman officiating. Burial followed the services in the Corning Cemetery with full military honors.

Wilma Hatley Lewis, 78, of Poplar Bluff, MO., died at her home on Sunday, August 23, 2015. She was a homemaker, born in Pollard on August 15, 1937. She married William Lewis who preceded her in death. Wilma enjoyed spending time with family, sewing and crocheting. She is survived by sons: Terry (Linda) Hatley of Seveirville, TN, Danny Hatley, Poplar Bluff; daughter Gena (Tommy) Aden, Corning; a brother Larry Kisner of Hot Springs; grandchildren Amy Brust, Crystal Johnson, Joshua Hatley, Jason Hatley, Amber Leach and Ryan Aden; great grandchildren Hayley Luczak, Ava and Tyler Johnson, Jacob Hatley, Ashley Loveless, Felicity and Reece Leach and Samantha Hatley, and great great children Avery Johnson and Keegan Loveless. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents Elmer and Vernie (Battles) Kisner; brothers William and Elmer Ray Kisner and sisters Silvia Polk and Georgia Davis. Visitation is 1-2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, at Ermert Funeral Ruby Williams’ visitors were Guy Williams from Paragould, Roberta Forbes from Corning, and Bea Wyatt from Knobel. June Hancock from Jonesboro visited Sunday with her grandmother, Henrietta West. They also went for a ride. Visitors of Betty Weese were Meagan Tyler and Drake and Jayetta Tyler. Greg Ricker from Paragould visited Nick and Cona Ricker on Saturday. Sunday visitors were Margaret Flurry and Flossie Ashby from Neelyville. Nick and Cona Ricker visited Scott and Kim Ricker and Tommie at Corning Friday. Saturday, Cona attended a baby shower from her granddaughter, Jessica French, in Paragould. Mary Jean Baxley from Corning was buried Saturday. Her parents were the late Orla and Barcus Smith from Knobel. Mary Jean grew up in Knobel and attended Knobel School. Home. The funeral will follow at 2 p.m. with Rev. Steve Proctor officiating. Burial will occur at New Hope Cemetery in Pollard.