Obituaries

Jimmy Prater, 55, of Corning passed away June 12, 2016, in Corning. Jimmy was born July 19, 1960, in St. Louis. During his career, he was a riverboat captain and a farmhand. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and all things outdoors. Survivors are his sons Zach Prater of Dallas, TX and Ty (Emily) Prater of Corning; mother Mary Prater of Corning; brothers Greg Prater and Pete (Melissa) Prater both of Jonesboro; sisters Diana (Wayne) Tillie and Tina Prater both of Corning; grandchild Charlee Reece Prater; and step-mom Janice Prater. He was preceded in death by his father Jim Prater; and grandparents Lem & Geraldine Bundren and Ed & Emma Prater. Funerals services were held Sunday at Ermert Funeral Home in Corning with Georgia Gail Ratliff officiating. Burial was in Corning Cemetery.

Leonard Tanner, 96, of Corning, passed away Thursday, June 16, 2016, at Mark Twain Caring Center in Poplar Bluff, MO. He was born in Elm Store, AR, on July 23, 1919. He was a farmer, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, boxing, making turkey calls, throwing horseshoes and shooting pool. He was of the Baptist faith. He married his wife of 73 years Christine (Reynolds) Tanner on January 10, 1943. She survives, other survivors are three daughters Bobbie and husband Carlos Lester of Corning, Betty and husband Charles Arnold of Batesville, Barbara Skaggs of Corning; one sister Josephine Aquino of Pocahontas; two grandchildren Charla and husband Michael Foster, Glendal Boyd; two great-grandchildren Noah Tanner Foster and Journey Foster; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents John and Sarah Adeline (England) Tanner; three brothers and three sisters. Funeral services were Monday, June 20 at Ermert Funeral Home Chapel; with burial following in the Corning Cemetery. 

Junior Lane, 79, of Corning, passed away Sat., June 18, at Green Acres Nursing Home in Paragould. Mr. Lane was born on February 8, 1937. He was a retired farmer and owner-operator of a gas station. He enjoyed hunting, riding four-wheelers and visiting, talking with friends. He was a member of the Knobel Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife Ann Marie (McIntosh) Lane of Corning; four sons Rick Lane and wife Toshya of Corning, David Lane and wife Kim of Pocahontas, Michael Lane and wife Kim of Pocahontas, Tracy Lane of Pocahontas; one brother Eddie Lane of Mountain Home, AR; one sister Betty Ricker Harrisonville, MO; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Bill and Edith (Walker) Lane, two bothers James Lane, Billy Lane; four sisters Aileen Phillips, Fern Garner, Sylvia Rhodes and Bonnie Phillips. Funeral services were Tuesday, June 21, at the Knobel Church of Christ with Robert Ferguson officiating. Burial followed the services at Hosea Cemetery in Knobel