Sharon McNinch

Sharon Kay McNinch, 69, of Bee Branch, Ark., passed away Monday, Aug. 5, 2013. She was born March 22, 1944, in Higdon, Ark., to the late W. T. and Clara (Turney) Allison.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Dale Allison and Wane Allison.

She is survived by her husband, Ferrol H. McNinch; son, Donald Ray (Alice) McNinch of Bee Branch; Ronnie McNinch of Mt. Vernon, Ark.; two grandsons, Michael and Jessie McNinch; sister, Reaba Pickering of Portland, Ore.; a special friend, Oleta Brady of Muskogee, Okla.; and many friends.

Pallbearers: Johnny Harmon, Jody Lynn, Jimmy Brantley, Bruce Phillips, Timmy Allison, Billy Allison and Gary Jackson.

Visitation will be one hour prior to service. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013 at Colony Church Of Christ, Morganton, Ark., with Brother Carl Thomason officiating. Burial will follow at Morganton Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Roller-McNutt Funeral Home of Clinton, Ark. Online guest book:

Matthew Beck

Matthew Dwain Beck, 33, of Scotland, Ark., left this earth to be with his Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ on Tuesday, July 30, 2013. He was born Jan. 24, 1980, at Clinton, Ark., to Ronnie and Eunice (McDonald) Beck of Scotland.

He will forever be missed and loved by his parents, Ronnie and Eunice Beck; his brother, Daniel Beck; his sister, Stefanie Beck; his grandparents, Berlie and Faye McDonald; and numerous friends and family members.

Matthew was a kind, compassionate and extremely thoughtful man. He loved the Lord Jesus with all his heart and soul. His will to live surpassed all the pain he endured while battling diabetes and all the complications that go with it. His grandparents, Chester and Viona Beck, great-grandparents, Alvin and Ocia Pack, and many other loved ones welcomed Matthew as he entered through the Gates of Glory into his heavenly home.

Pallbearers: Charles McDonald, Darrell McDonald, Harold McDonald, Michael McDonald, Chris McDonald, and Brandon McDonald.

Graveside service was 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at Zion Hill Cemetery, Jerusalem, Ark., with Benton Allen Jr. officiating. Funeral arrangements under the care and direction of Roller-McNutt Funeral Home of Clinton, Ark. Online guest book:

Jerry James

Jerry Wayne James Sr. age 73, of Clinton, Ark., died Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. He was born April 11, 1940, in Jonesboro, Ark., a son of the late Edward Jesse and Beatrice Culbertson James.

He was a graduate of Dollarway High School. He then served in the United States Air Force, where he was stationed in Caribou, Maine. He was in business with his father at Jesse James Incorporated, a preowned automobile company. He retired from the Cotton Belt Railroad as a conductor, after many years of service. He was a Mason, a Shriner and a Baptist.

He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law; daughter and son-in-law; sister and brother-in-law; five grandchildren; and his loyal and faithful Saint Bernard, GG.

A memorial service was held Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Ralph Robinson & Son. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Van Buren Animal Control Shelter, 187 Tester St., Clinton, AR 72031. Online register:

Death notice

Kent Rollins Alexander 88, of Fairfield Bay, Ark., died Tuesday, July 30, 2013.