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Gwendolyn Barnett

Gwendolyn C. Barnett, 86, of Kimberling City, Missouri, passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014. She was born Nov. 10, 1927, in Shirley, Arkansas, to Milton and Pearl (Mahaney) Little.

She is preceded in death by her parents, and husband Charlie Barnett. She is survived by her mate, Allen Stewart; two sons, Charles Barnett and Hershel Barnett; two daughters, Melinda Hurt and Vicki Kellette; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Oleda Harness; two brothers, A.J. Little and Royce Little; and many close friends.

Graveside service and burial were 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in Shady Grove Cemetery, Shirley, Arkansas. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Roller-McNutt Funeral Home of Clinton, Arkansas. Online guest book: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.

Michael Taylor

Michael Dale Taylor, 55, of Bee Branch, Arkansas, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014. He was born Nov. 24, 1958, in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, to Waysee D. and Thelma Mayo Taylor.

He graduated in 1977 from White Hall High School, White Hall, Arkansas. He was of the Baptist faith. He was the owner/operator of Country Cousins’ Muffler Shop in Conway, Arkansas. Mike was a master mechanic and previously worked at Mabelvale West Exxon in Little Rock. He also worked at Three Star Muffler, Merle’s Garage, and Wooley and Gandy, G.M.C., all of Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

He was preceded by his parents, brothers, Jimmy Waysee Taylor and Larry Ray Taylor. He is survived by his loving wife of 5 1/2 years Carolyn “Missy” (Davis) Taylor of the home; four children, Melissa, Rebekah, Charles and Tisha Taylor of the home; sister Ann Fowler of White Hall, Arkansas; brothers, Danny Taylor and wife Betty of Alexander, Arkansas, Kenny Taylor and wife Linda of Tyler, Texas, and Jerry Taylor and wife Marianne of North Little Rock, Arkansas; and a host of nieces, nephews and close friends.

Pallbearers: Kenny Taylor, Jerry Taylor, Brian Redman, Alan Brazeale, Kenneth Jones, and Jim Davis.

Honorary Pallbearers: Chris Paap, and Reggie Moore.

Visitation was Sunday, July 13, 2014, at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home Chapel, Clinton, Arkansas. Funeral service was 10 a.m. Monday, July 14, 2014, at Bee Branch Baptist Church with Pastor C.W. Blood officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery, White Hall, Arkansas. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Roller-McNutt Funeral Home of Clinton. Online guest book: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.

Bobby Griggs

Bobby Dean Griggs, 83, of Mayflower, passed away July 9, 2014. He was born April 12, 1931, in Scotland, Arkansas, to the late Luther Smith and Alvy Ann Watts Griggs. He served in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict and spent 40 years as manager of the construction department for Arkansas Electric. He was a Methodist and a Democrat.

Bobby is survived by his wife, Martha, of the home; children Terri and (Brian) of Little Rock, Deana McNeil and (Steve McArthur) of Greenbrier, Vicki and David Johnson of Sherwood, Bobby L. Griggs of Siloam Springs, Tommie Carter and Eddie of Mayflower, Connie Morgan of Little Rock, Martin Morgan of Mayflower and Cynthia Graves of Eureka, Missouri. He is also survived by siblings, Peggy Massy and Kent Griggs of Leslie and Sarah Crow of Clinton. Bobby is also survived by 21 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Almeta Keeling and brother Tommy Griggs and first wife Jean Parks Griggs.

Funeral services were 2 p.m. Saturday, July 12, at the Clinton Funeral Service Chapel with Brother Billy Crow officiating. Visitation was before the service. Pallbearers were his grandsons. To sign Bobby’s Book of memories please go to www.clintonfuneralservice.com.

Helen Cornelius

Helen Lessie Payne Cornelius, 65, of Bee Branch, passed away on July 8, 2014.

Visitation was Wednesday, July 9, at Clinton Funeral Service in Clinton. Funeral services was 10 a.m. July 10 at Colony Church of Christ in Bee Branch, with Minister Carl Thomason officiating. Interment was at Colony Cemetery. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Clinton Funeral Service. To sign Helen’s Book of Memories, go to www.clintonfuneralservice.com.

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