Death Notices: June 8th-14th

Mary Claudine Kennedy May 22, 1929 – June 14, 2020

Mrs. Mary Claudine Kennedy, age 91 of Jonesboro, joyfully joined loving family and friends that had preceded her to heaven on Sunday, June 14, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband, Troy Williams; parents, Henry Claude and Mary Bert (Shively) Crawley; sister, Hazel Crawley Martin; brothers, Bobbie C. Crawley, William Donald Crawley, Alton Crawley, Benjamin Crawley. Her sister, Betty Hall; brother, Henry Bert Crawley; sister in law, Carolyn Crawley, a host of much-loved nieces and nephews are left to cherish her memory.

The family held a viewing Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at the Chapel of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro with funeral services held 10:00am Wednesday, June 17, 2020 in the chapel with Reverend Brian McAllister and Reverend Trey Etheridge officiating. Interment will follow at Gayla Traina Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home. Serving the family as pallbearers are Eric Hall, Colby Hough, Scott Martin, Andrew Martin, Daniel Martin, Stephen Martin.

***A mask will be required for entrance to the chapel and social distancing is to be expected.

Gerald Ray Hinton March 12, 1955 – June 10, 2020

Mr. Gerald Hinton, age 65 of Quitman, went to his eternal home on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. He was an avid hunter and fisherman that enjoyed anytime spent outdoors. He also was fond of gardening vegetables and was gifted with a green thumb. Many may recall an article about Mr. Hinton growing a 36lb cantaloupe. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He treasured the time he spent with his family, especially playtime with his grandchildren.

Mr. Hinton is survived by his loving wife of over 46 years, Shirleena Hinton; daughters, Anna Marie (Brian Doyle), Jennifer Lary (Case); grandchildren, Wade Watson, Clayton Watson, Marley Marie Doyle, Easton Lary, Taylor Ann Lary, Waylon Doyle; siblings, Kathy Lowery (Ricky), Barbara Lowery (Mark), Kemp Hinton (Penny). He was preceded in death by his parents, Archie Zabud and Bobbie Jean (Ryals) Hinton.

Burial was at the Antioch Cemetery in Quitman with Reverend Dewayne Monk officiating and under the direction of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home. Serving the family as pallbearers were Monty Hinton, Cody Hinton, Ethan Walker, Leo Walker, Dusty Hinton and Bradley Keiffer.

Evelyn Ponder Jordan June 19, 1927 – June 08, 2020

Mrs. Evelyn Ponder Jordan, age 92 of Jonesboro, was escorted into heaven Monday, June 8, 2020 after a lengthy period of declining health. Mrs. Jordan was a very bright and intelligent person who enjoyed life to the fullest. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and a friend to many. She will be missed greatly by all who knew her.

Graveside services were held at Ebenezer Cemetery, near Jonesboro, with Reverend Bill Strawbridge officiating. Interment followed under the direction of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, James Jordan; children, Nancy Alexander and husband Rodney, Judy Bell and husband Gary, Larry Allen, Rusty Allen and wife JoEllen; grandchildren, Ginger Robinson and husband Jeff, Rod Alexander, Lisa Lowe, Julie Harper and husband Chris, Benji Bell and wife Kristi; great-grandchildren, Jordon Shaffer and husband Jordan, Jaina Robinson and fiance Caden Thomson, Jackson Robinson, Jorgia Nalley, John Brooks Robinson, Jenna Lowe, Clayton Harper, Cannon Harper, Cason Harper, Brandon Bell, Owen Bell; sisters, Benola Robinson and husband Jerry, Velda Pennington and husband Russ; brothers, Homer Ponder and wife June, Edsel Ponder and wife Carolyn, Bill Ponder and wife Nancy; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Mrs. Jordan was preceded in death by her parents, Homer M. Ponder and Pearl McMillan Ponder; sisters, Beatrice Ayres, Jo Guffey, Louise Bott Tolar, Mabel Adams, Vera Edell Ponder, Era Estell Ponder; husbands, Jesse Sutton, Wayne Allen, John Templeton.

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