November 11th, 2014
HOT SPRINGS â€” Authorities say a Hot Springs Middle School teacher was found dead after a fire at her mobile home.
Hot Springs Fire Marshal Tom Braughton says the fire broke out early Monday morning at the mobile home of 56-year-old Debbie Rushing. Braughton says firefighters discovered Rushing's body in a bedroom after the fire was extinguished.
He tells The Sentinel Record that the fire apparently began in the living room but the exact cause is still unknown.
Nell Mercer Eddleman, 93, of Aubrey passed away on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 while a resident at Perry County Nursing Center in Perryville,
She was born Nov. 2, 1921 in Perry County, Tenn.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jess and Myrtle Whitwell Mercer; her husband, James Woodrow Eddleman of 50 years; seven brothers, Elmer, Paul, Clint (Doc), Edger (Dude), Dick, Rex and Donald Mercer; one sister, Faye Mercer Eddleman.
We celebrate the life of Bobby Gene Stegall, 83, of Haskell, who completed his earthly service for Jesus Christ on Nov. 7, 2014.Â Born Nov. 6, 1931 in Newport, he was the oldest child of the late Nora Magdalene Honey Stegall.
Growing up in Newport and Haskell, Bob worked multiple jobs to help support his mother, brothers, and sister. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1952, transferring in 1955 to the Army Reserve for five years.
On Aug. 2, 1955, Bob married the love of his life, Opal Fooks.