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RHS Class of 1958


Norma Jean Griffin

Maurice Seay

Maurice lived in Brockton, Massachusetts.  He had three sons and retired from the Navy.  Maurice died March 30, 1994.

Randall Lee Wilson

Randall died at his residence in Jonesboro on October 6, 1999.  He was born September 12, 1939, in California.  He was a retired director of sales at Molecular Genetics Chemical Company and a member of Center Hill Church of Christ in Paragould.    He was preceded in death by a daughter, Robin Lee Wilson, and a sister, Peggy Burliegh.  Survivors include his parents, Hershel and Emma Wilson; a son, Randall Lee Wilson, II; two sisters, Beverly Barrett and Phyllis Sonney.  Burial was in Woodland Heights Cemetery.

Frances Bateman Page

Frances was born April 25, 1940, and died December 14, 2000, in St. Louis.  She is survived by her husband, Denver, and their two children, Patty and Wesley.

James Richard "Dick" Griffith

Dick died at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, March 24, 2001.  He was born April 5, 1940, in Monette.  He died of a massive heart attack.  A Vietnam  veteran, he is survived by his mother, Anna, and brother J. H.   He was preceded in death by his father, G. L. and a brother Freddie Joe Griffith. Dick was retired  as director of the industrial  arts department at the V. A. Hospital in Memphis.  Burial was in Woodland Heights Cemetery.

Brenda Williams Simpson

Brenda, 59, of Effie, LA, died Sept. 25, 2001, in Alexandria, LA, from cancer.  A longtime resident of Vick and Effie, she was a member of Vick Baptist Church.  Preceded in death by her husband, Nolen, and parents, Doyle and Willodean Williams, Brenda is survived by two sons, Kevin Simpson of Hickory Hill and Kurt Simpson of Natchitoches; one daughter, Kelly S. Faulk of Forest Hill; two brothers, Alan Williams and Scott Williams, both of Vick; one sister, Beverly W. Dupont of Lafayette; and five grandchildren.  Burial was in Vick Cemetery.


Edwin R. Barkemeyer

Edwin R. Barkemeyer, 62, of Warner Robins, Ga., died Saturday, June 1, 2002.  The son of the late Herman and Melissa Price Barkemeyer, he was a retired Senior M/Sgt. from the U.S. Air Force and was employed as an equipment specialist at Robins Air Force Base. He was a member of the Bonaire Church of Christ.  Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou Wiseman Barkemeyer of Warner Robins; a daughter, Lisa Owens of Tucson, Ariz.; two sons, Andrew Barkemeyer of Warner Robins and Edwin Barkemeyer of Eastman, Ga.; a sister, Pauline See of Lebanon, Tenn.; two brothers, Herman Barkemeyer Jr. of Madison, Tenn., and Donald Barkemeyer of Grants Pass, Ore., and five grandchildren.  Burial was in Andersonville National Cemetery.


Charlene Talley Long

Charlene Talley Long, 65, of Paragould died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004, at Regional Medical Center of NEA in Jonesboro.  She was born June 8, 1939, in Opal, Arkansas to the late Charlie and Emma Talley. She was a former cashier at Western Sizzlin Steak House and a member of the Assembly of God Church.  She was preceded in death by one son, Pastor Ed Long, and several brothers and sisters.  Survivors include her husband, Bobby Long of Paragould; one son, Gene Long of California; one daughter, Diane Wing of Barling, Ark.; one brother, Louie Cordell of Rector; seven sisters, Donna Edwards and Lottie Blackshear, both of Paragould, Dorothy Byrd of Fort Smith, Myrtle Ferguson and Louise Shelton, both of Rector, Rosie Modlin of Beebe and Margie Priest of California, and three grandchildren.  Burial was in Woodland Heights Cemetery in Rector.

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