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Obituary & Service Times for Shay Gillespie

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Shay GillespieRev. Shay Gillespie’s obituary is posted at the link.

Funeral service will be held at 11 am, Saturday, at Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church, 312 E. Oakland Street;  Burial to follow in Oakland Cemetery. Repast will be held at Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church. Visitation 6:30 – 8:00pm Friday evening at Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church. Services entrusted to Paradise Funeral Home of Monticello.

Remembering a Friend – KHBM Listeners Tribute to Bro. Larry Doggett – Video Slideshow

Friday, July 7th, 2017

MLive would like to take this opportunity, to remember a friend of many local residents.

Bro. Larry Doggett went to be with the Lord  on the Saturday after July 4, 2014.

Bro. Larry is remembered as the morning DJ at KHBM, Pastor of life Church, a school bus driver for Monticello School District, the chaplain for the local jail, and president of the Drew County Ministerial Alliance.

On the  following Monday, KHBM Radio 93.7 held a special community call-in show, Monday morning, where listeners were invited to call and share their memories of and tributes to Bro. Larry Doggett.

This video includes the calls from that program, along with several photos Bro. Larry, “the Round Mound of Sound.”


Thursday, December 10th, 2015

imageFuneral and memorial arrangements have been finalized for Idong Okon, a University of Arkansas at Monticello football player who passed away at midnight on Sunday, December 6 after suffering an asthma attack. He was 21 years old.


In Memory of P. Q. Gardner

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

PQ Gardner

Paul Quinton (PQ) Gardner, a businessman, former educator, World War II veteran, and lifelong resident of Drew County, age 91 died September 15, 2015, at his home in Monticello, Arkansas.


New “Monticello Flag” Flying at Half-Mast, Honoring Passing of Local Law Men

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

imageThe new “Monticello flag” at City Hall is flying at half-mast, due to the recent deaths of two local law enforcement officers, who served the city of Monticello.  (more…)

In Memory, Tommy Matthews

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

imageMonticello and Drew County lost a dear friend and longtime resident this past Saturday. In fact he was the kind of man who symbolized the spirit of our people. That humble, kind, generous, loving man was Tommy Matthews. Many of you will remember him as the principal of W. C. Whaley Elementary School on North Main for 23 years.


In Memory of a Friend

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Mrs. Betty, as an employee of Guesthouse and Greystone Manor, touched many lives. 

She was a friend of the residents in that facility, and an important part of the families of those residents.

Like many other people in the caretaking field, Mrs. Betty never new how many people’s lives she touched.


Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Some local flags, like the large flag at HWY 425 and 278, are being flown at half staff, in memory of Friday’s school shooting in Newtown, CT, that took the lives of 20 children and 6 adults.

“We All Felt Like We Knew Him” – Dewayne Graham Dies at the age of 63

Saturday, December 8th, 2012

Dewayne Graham, best known for his “7 on your Side” series from 1989-1999, passed away last week.

When someone is a part of our everyday activities, like the folks on the 6:00 news, we often just refer to by their first names, like we know them personally.  Dewayne Graham did that well.  He always took up for the little guy, and usually helped the “good guys” get their money back, and then saw the “bad guys” get run out of town.


Thank You Note from the Gardner Family

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

“Thank You” seems so inadequate for all that has been done for my family and I during the loss of our precious Chip.

From the bottom of our hearts, we want to thank each of you for every hug, tear, pray, card, visit, text, call, Facebook message, plant, flower, gift, memorial, stamp, monetary gift, dish of food, and all other acts of kindness. You are a blessing to our family.

We thank you for sharing your memories of Chip. They make us smile and bring so much comfort and peace to us at this time.


In Memory

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Gone, but not Forgotten

Today is the 3rd anniversary of the death of my Daddy, Charles R. Marter, Sr.

November 1st, 1947 – August 17th, 2009

Remembering and Loving you Always, Jennifer

Remembering 9/11

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

10 years have passed since that morning we all spent watching the national news channels, and calling our family and friends, to tell them how much they meant to us.

But the memories and the images of that day will stay with us forever.

As we pause today and remember the day that changed our lives, as a county and as individuals; we all should lift up a prayer for our nation, our soldiers, our government, and the families of those who died that day.

There will be two opportunities to show our respect, locally, today.  There will be a vterans service at Second Baptist Church at 2 pm, and a Prayer Rally at 3 pm, at the Courthouse.

Monticello 1st Municipal Judge Passes Away

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Judge Randall L. Williams, 86, of Little Rock, passed away at home on December 14, 2010, due to complications from Parkinson’s disease. 

Judge Williams practiced law in Monticello from 1950-l960, serving in several official capacities such as Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Municipal Judge, and State Representative.

He was Monticello’s 1st Municipal Judge, beginning in 1957.

Where Were You? 9-11 Memories and Tribute

Friday, September 11th, 2009

rememberSoon after the terrorists crashed the planes into the Twin Towers in New York City, and most Americans realized that we were not as safe as we all thought we were, country singer Alan Jackson released a song that summed up how a lot of people felt, and how they reacted.

The song asked, “Where were you?” on that September 11 morning, 2001.

9-11 candleAs we stop and remember where we were that September morning, let’s also remember the Americans that lost their lives that day, and the families that were left behind.

Everyone is welcome to join in, and remember where you were, and what you did that morning,

Wells Family Remembers Lost Loved Ones

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

Tuesday, Veronica Wells, along with her family and a friend, went to the site where her daughter and grandchildren were killed on July 14, 2007, on HWY 425 North, near Pine Bluff.   The family cut grass, and removed the old flowers that marked the location where 5 family members lost their lives in a collision with a tractor trailer, 2 years ago.

A new cross was placed with all the names on it.

A special thank you goes to Mr. Cornelious Branch, Mr. Darrell McDaniel, and Rev. Melvin Foster for the construction of the everlasting cross.

Ms. Will asks that as you are traveling HWY 425 N., approximately 4 miles south of Pine Bluff, take a look to your left at the piece of art and remember her daughter, Ketria, and grandchildren, Kiyah, Kayla, Keshon, and Kaleb.

In Memory of Sgt. Larry Smith

Sunday, January 11th, 2009

After many fund raisers, enough money was raised to purchase the monument for Sgt Larry D. Smith of the Monticello Police Department.

His monument was set on December 23, 2008 which was Larry’s 51st Birthday.

There is no way his Police Department family could ever express our appreciation to everyone that helped from purchasing a ticket to making a donation and or physically helping during each fund raiser that we had, therefore those of you that did help please know we appreciate each and everyone of you. Larry very much deserved this beautiful monument.

We also would like to give a special thank you to Lyle & Kim Welch & all employees of Southeast Emergency Ambulance Service for everything you did to help make this possible. Larry is and forever will be missed but will Never be forgotten.

We Love you Larry. 1902 10-7 10-42 God Speed.


Where Were You? 9-11 Memories and Tribute

Thursday, September 11th, 2008

Soon after the terrorists crashed the planes into the Twin Towers in New York City, and most Americans realized that we were not as safe as we all thought we were, country singer Alan Jackson released a song that summed up how a lot of people felt, and how they reacted.

The song asked, “where were you” on that September 11 morning, 2001.

Everyone is welcome to join in, and remember where you were, and what you did that morning, seven years ago.

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