William James “Bill” Tusing, 66, of Jonesboro, Arkansas, passed away on Friday, July 22, 2011, at the Memphis VA Medical Center after a hard fought battle with cancer.
Bill was born August 7, 1944, in Marysville, Kansas, to William and Marie Ruetti Tusing. He lived in Denver before moving to Jonesboro in 1985. Bill was vice president of investments for A.G. Edward and Smith Barney Investments for several years and was voted “Best Under the Sun” stockbroker in 2004. He was of the Presbyterian faith.
Bill earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmund and a Master of Arts degree in political science from Oklahoma State University. He was a member of Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society and a member of Omicron Delta Kappa. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.
Bill was a past member of University Rotary Club where he was named a Paul Harris Fellow. He married Barbara Tyrer October 17, 1975. Bill possessed both a famous sense of humor and joke telling ability to compliment his superior intellect.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Tyrer Tusing of the home;
2 sons and daughters-in-law: Derek and Margaret Lawrence of Denver, and Matt and Lisa Tusing of Jonesboro;
2 daughters and son-in-law: Lisa and Mike Bowler of Cincinnati, and Katy Cabe of Stillwater, Oklahoma;
9 grandchildren, Shannon, Monica, Michelle, Ryan, Charles, Jazmyn, Aidan, Daltyn and Caroline; 2 great grandchildren, Peyton and Ava; 5 nieces and 4 nephews.
Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 11:00 in Emerson Memorial Chapel with BruceTippit officiating. Burial will follow in Jonesboro Memorial Park.
Active pallbearers include Mike Bowler, Ryan McCullough, Aidan Lawrence, Jerald Spencer, Gerald Elsner, Dean Tyrer and Scott Denlinger. Honorary pallbearers include Jim Fulkerson, Jackie Baugh and John Goldsmith.
Visitation will be held Saturday morning from 10:00 until 11:00 in Emerson Chapel.
For lasting memorials, please consider the Matt Ellis Memorial Foundation, c/o Jim and Jan Ellis, 1805 Carolyn Dr., Jonesboro, AR 72404.
John Ralph Yarbrough, 46, of Jonesboro, passed from this life on Sunday, July 10, 2011, at his home of natural causes.
He was born September 28, 1964, to Don and Harriett Hare Yarbrough. A lifelong resident of Jonesboro, he worked as a detention officer for the Arkansas Prison System and for various detention centers. John later bought an interest in Blackiron Precision Cartridge Reloading. He was an avid hunter and sharp shooter. John was a 1983 graduate of Nettleton High School and attended Arkansas State University. He was a member of First Baptist Church.
Preceding him in death were his father, Don Yarbrough, grandparents: Josh and Faye Yarbrough and Ralph and Evelyn Hare.
Survivors include his mother, Harriett Yarbrough of Jonesboro, and his fiancé, Tamara Elias. Also surviving are his close friends, Jerry and Donna Schisler, Aaron and Cynthia Coleman, and Kathy Holler.
A graveside funeral service will be held Wednesday morning at 10:00 in Oaklawn Cemetery with BruceTippit and Kathy Holler officiating, with Emerson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. There will be no visitation.
For lasting memorials, the family asks that consideration be given to First Baptist Church Care Center, 701 S. Main, Jonesboro, AR 72401.
Claud Vernon CASH - Craighead County Arkansas - Memorial services for Claud V. Cash, 69, of Jonesboro, who died Monday, March 8, in Little Rock, have been scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday in Emerson Funeral Home Memorial Chapel. Dr. BruceTippit, Dr. Tad Rogers and Phillip Jones will officiate. Private burial services have been planned. Active pallbearers include Mike Linton, Mike Cash, Keith White, Kevin White, John Stuckey, Tim Henson, Todd Mulloy, Mark Massey, Matt Moon and Jason Gould. Honorary pallbearers will include Tullos Mead, Dr. Irwin Gould, Henry Foster, Louis Widner, Bob Pittman, Bobby Wood, members of the board of directors of Liberty Bank, members of the Men's Fellowship Sunday school class of First Baptist Church and members of University Heights Lions Club. Born in Trumann, he moved to Jonesboro five years ago. He was a member of First Baptist Church, University Heights Lions Club and Trumann Masonic Lodge No. 693 and was a past president of the Trumann Lions Club. He also had served on the board of Liberty Bank and the St. Bernard's Foundation board and was a past president of MidSouth Farm Equipment Dealers Association and a member of the Case International Harvester National Dealers Advisory Board. Cash earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Arkansas State University and was honored as a distinguished alumnus of the College of Business. He served two terms in the Arkansas House of Representatives, where he was the first freshman representative to be elected to the Joint Budget Committee, and also served a term in the Arkansas Senate. Survivors include his wife, Joan Cash of the home; one son, Greg Cash of Pocahontas; one daughter, Jennifer Linton of Lonoke; one sister, Carol White of Trumann; and five grandchildren, Morgan Linton, Parker Linton, Conner Linton, Reid Cash and Avery Cash. He was preceded in death by his parents, Vernon and Lucille Cash, and by two brothers. Memorials may be made to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Multiple Myeloma Cancer Research program, 4301 West Markham St., Slot 776, Little Rock 72205-7199 or a church of the donor's choice.