Miscellaneous Lee County, Arkansas Obituaries - 1999

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Horace Jones
Horace Frank Jones, 78, died Tuesday, January 5, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City.
He was a resident of Haynes and a farmer. He also was a veteran of World War II, a member of the V.F.W. and a member of the Palestine Baptist Church.
He is survived by one son, Mr. Buster Sanford of Marianna; one brother, Mr. John Jones of Fouke, AR; and one sister, Mrs. Evelyn Trail of Forrest City.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Clara Virginia Jones.
Funeral services were held Thursday, January 7, at Stevens Funeral Home Chapel at 10 a.m. Burial followed at Forrest Park Cemetery.
Arrangements were handled by Stevens Funeral Home in Forrest City.

Earnestine Jordan
Earnestine Jordan, 74, died Sunday, January 3, in Helena.
She was a resident of Lee County.
She is survived by her husband, Sim Jordan of Rondo; four daughters, Linda Palmer of Moro, Dolores Willis of Aubrey, Rosie Staples of Detroit and Emma Nelson of St. Louis; six sons, Alfred Jordan of Kansas City, Curtis Jordan of Aubrey, Sherman Jordan of Memphis, Samuel Jordan of Marianna, Michael Jordan of Little Rock and John Jordan of Virginia Beach; three sisters, Thelma Brandon, Dorothy Woods and Gloria; one uncle, Jessie Douglas of Gary, IN; 34 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 9, at 2:30 p.m. at Paradise #2 M.B. Church with Rev. Vassal officiating. Burial followed at Paradise Cemetery in Marianna.
Arrangements were handled by J.E. Kennedy Funeral Home.

Frank Penigar
Elder Frank Penigar, 74, died Sunday, January 3, in Forrest City.
He was a resident of St. Francis County.
He is survived by his wife, Alice Penigar; four daughters, Bonnie Penigar, Sandra Bishop and Marion Parker, all of Milwaukee and Debra Davis of San Diego; three sons, Larry Penigar of Milwaukee, Frank Penigar, Jr. of Green Bay, Wisconsin, and Darryl Jackson of Forrest City; and two sisters, Marie Cooksie of Flint, MI and Jessie McKnight of Milwaukee.
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 9, at 12 noon, at Taylor Chapel in Forrest City. Burial followed at Casteel Cemetery.
Arrangements were handled by J.E. Kennedy Funeral Home.

Charlie Jackson
Charlie Lee Jackson Sr., 81, died Friday, January 8, at Crestpark Skilled Nursing Home in Forrest City.
He was a resident of St. Francis County and a member of Oak Hill Church of God. He also was a retired equipment operator for St. Francis County.
He is survived by his wife, Lucille Hamby Jackson of Forrest City; six sons, Wayne Jackson, Billy Jackson, Charlie Jackson, Ray Jackson and Ricky Jackson, all of Forrest City and Jerry Jackson of Florida; five daughters, Jackie Barnes, Linda Weddington and Joyce Moody, all of Forrest City, Martha Atkins of Marion and Glenda Zambroni of Memphis; one sister, Louise Sills of Spokane, Washington; several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Johnny Jackson and John M. Jackson and one daughter, Dianne Jackson.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 12, at Stevens Funeral Home in Forrest City at 2 p.m. Burial followed at Spring Creek Cemetery.
Arrangements were handled by Stevens Funeral Home.

Thomas Smith
Thomas Benton (Tom B.) Smith, 50, died Wednesday, January 13, at Cross County Hospital in Wynne.
He was a resident of Cross County and a Wynne attorney. He attended the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Arkansas School of Law. He entered the private practice of law in 1974 in Wynne with his grandfather and his uncle. He served as County Attorney for Cross County and Deputy Prosecuting Attorney. He served as Municipal Judge for the City of Hickory Ridge. He had served as Special Arkansas Supreme Court Associate Justice on two occasions, in 1987 and in 1992. He was a member of the American and Arkansas Bar Associations and was currently serving as President of the Cross County Bar Association.
A staunch Democrat, he had been chairman of the Cross County Democratic Central Committee since 1988, served as State Democratic Committee Treasurer from 1976-86, a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1976 and 1980 and a delegate to all Democratic State Conventions since 1974. He also was Chairman of the Cross County Election Commission.
He was a charter member and founding area chairman of the Shaver-Farmer Chapter of Ducks Unlimited. He served as State Chairman of Arkansas Ducks Unlimited in 1984-85 and as a Zone Chairman and National Trustee.
He also was a member and deacon of Wynne Presbyterian Church, Wynne Rotary Club, and the Wynne Chamber of Commerce. He was past president of Wynne Fumble Club and was a past board member of the Arkansas Community Foundation. He was founding president of the Board of Little Sheep Daycare at Wynne Presbyterian Church.
He is survived by his wife, Counts Felton Smith of Wynne; a son, Thomas Benton Smith, Jr., 24, a student at the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville; a daughter, Counts Louise Smith, 20, also a student at the University of Arkansas; his mother, Winnie Bob Smith of Birdeye; two brothers, James Harmon Smith, Jr., of Cherry Valley and William W. Smith of Bellvue, Colorado; and two sisters, Carolyn Smith Raffety of Wynne and Meredith Smith Schweighart of Birdeye.
Funeral services were held Thursday, January 14, at the Wynne Presbyterian Church at 2 p.m. Burial followed at Cogbill Cemetery in Wynne.
Memorials may be sent to Wynne Presbyterian Church, 1735 E. Poplar Ave., Wynne, AR, 72396.

Robert L. Jones
Robert L. Jones, 53, died Wednesday, January 13, at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis.
He was a 1963 graduate of Anna Strong High School. He later attended Arkansas AM&N College in Pine Bluff. In 1967 he joined the armed services and served for three years. He also was a faithful employee of Sanyo Manufacturing Co. for 33 years.
He is survived by a daughter, Tiffeny L. Jones of Newport News, Virginia; one brother, William Rufus Jones of San Francisco; his godparents, Clemmie and Earnestine Taylor; four nieces and one nephew.
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 16, at 12 p.m. at Mt. Gillian Baptist Church at Holub Crossing with Rev. Spencer Brown officiating. Burial followed at Gill Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Joseph L. Perry, Jr., Columbus Dukes, Jr., Waverly Austin, Sr., Edgar Dukes, Jr., Larry Banks, Eugene Perry, Willie Lee Conley and Clifton Collier.
Honorary pallbearers were Columbus Dukes, Sr., Curtis Walker, Edgar Dukes, Sr., Arthur Perkins, Charles Nash, Isaac Green and Sullivan Evans.
Arrangements were handled by Jackson and Highley Funeral Home in West Helena.

William Henry, Sr.
William Druce Henry, Sr., 76, died Saturday, January 16, in his home.
He was a resident of Lee County and a retired farmer. He also was a member of the First Christian Church in Marianna and a veteran of the Navy.
He is survived by his wife, Jane Carter Henry of Marianna; a son, William D. Henry, Jr. of Marianna; two daughters, Diann Keown of Marianna and Beverly Brackin of Searcy; one brother, Warren Henry of Memphis; six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Visitation was Sunday, January 17, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Funeral services were held Monday, January 18, at 2 p.m. at Roller-Citizens Chapel in Marianna with Rev. Rick Needham officiating. Burial followed at Marianna Memorial Park.
Pallbearers were Bryan Henry, Andy Keown, Matt Keown, Clay Henderson, Bart Carter and Patrick Carter.
Arrangements were handled by Roller-Citizens Funeral Home.

Veatries Dees
Veatries Joshua Dees, 94, died Thursday, December 31, in California.
She was a resident of California and a member of the St. John M.B. Church and Lively Stone Church of God.
She is survived by one daughter, Daisy Thomas; two sons, Walter and Willie Dees; 17 grandchildren, 47 great grandchildren and 39 great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 9, at 12 noon, at Hightower and Sons Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at SurForney Young Cemetery in Brickeys.
Pallbearers were Alvin Dees, Walter Dees, Otha Joshua and Micheal Dees.
Arrangements were handled by Hightower and Sons Funeral Home.

Mary Lee Allen
Mary Lee Walton-Allen, 62, died Thursday, December 31, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City.
She was a resident of Lee County and a member of the New Bethel M.B. Church.
She is survived by three daughters, Mary E. Robinson and Denise Allen, both of Memphis and Mary J. Allen of Little Rock; one son, Leon Allen of Marianna; one brother, Earnest Walton, Sr. of Marianna; two sisters, Arlena Hall and Jereline Carlock, both of Marianna; two foster step-sons, Rev. Jackie Green, Jr., and Tyrone Green, both of Little Rock; 27 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 9 at 11 a.m. at New Bethel M.B. Church in Marianna with Rev. Cecil Coleman officiating. Burial followed at Pilgrim Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Earnest Walton, III, Calvin J. Walton, Sammy Walton, Earnest Lee Walton, Willie Hall and Larry Hall.
Honorary pallbearers were Coy Lee Hall, Raymond Hall, Dan Carlock, Ray Carlock, Leon Allen, Jr., Calvin Walton, Frank Walton, David Walton, Quincey Walton, Allen Carter, Earnest Walton, Jr., Patrick Walton, Eric Walton, Johnny Robinson and Gary Smith.
Arrangements were handled by Hightower and Sons Funeral Home.

Faye Eddleman
Rebecca Faye Eddleman, 75, died Tuesday, April 20, at Baptist Central in Memphis.
She was a resident of Lee County and a homemaker. She also was a member of the Aubrey Church of Christ.
She is survived by her husband, N.F. "Doc" Eddleman of Aubrey; one son, "Jimmy" Dalton Eddleman of Jackson, TN; one daughter, Donna Sue Eddleman of Aubrey; four brothers, Dude Mercer, Dick Mercer, Rex Mercer and Donald Mercer, all of Dyer, TN; and three sisters, Nell Eddleman of Aubrey, Jimmie Ruth Aydelotte of Chicago and Jennette Powell of Michigan.
Funeral services were held Friday, April 23, at 2 p.m. at the Aubrey Church of Christ with Bro. Les Hinkle officiating. Burial followed at Marianna Memorial Park.
Pallbearers were Phillip Eddleman, Andy Eddleman, Terry Eddleman, Kenneth Eddleman, Steve Eddleman and John Eddleman.
Arrangements were handled by Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in Marianna.
Memorials may be sent to the Aubrey Church of Christ.

Queen Ester Smith
Queen Ester Smith, 75, died Saturday, April 17, at Baptist Hospital in Memphis.
She was a resident of Lee County. She also was a VISTA worker and a community service worker.
She is survived by her daughter, Vivian Jean Jackson of Jonesboro; one son, Leortice Smith of Fayetteville; two sisters, Florce Martin of Helena and Verna Williams of Chicago; and six grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 24, at New Hope Baptist Church at 1 p.m., with Rev. Spencer Brown officiating. Burial followed at Pilgrim Rest Cemetery in Wheatley.
Arrangements were handled by Jackson and Highley Funeral Home.

Amy Jones
Amy Lois Jones, 89, died Thursday, April 22, in her home.
She was a resident of Lee County and a member of Friendship Baptist Church.
She is survived by a daughter, Wanda Jean Oeser of Denver; two sons, Charles Willard Jones and James Edward Jones, both of Marianna; two sisters, Clyde Clemmons of Louisiana and Corrine Clement of Arkansas; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Saturday, April 24, at 2 p.m. at Marianna Memorial Park with Rev. Kenneth Walls officiating.
Arrangements were handled by Roller-Citizens Funeral Home.

Floyd Hill
Floyd Hill, 70, died Thursday, April 15, at UAMS in Little Rock.
He was a resident of Palestine and retired from D&L. He also was a member of Mt. Gillion Church where he served as an usher.
He is survived by his wife, Wilhelmina Hill; three daughters, Flordia Mae Hardimon of Forrest City, Mae Frances Weaver of Fort Worth and Kathy Pattor of Memphis; six sons, F.Z. Hill and Frank E. Hill, both of Little Rock; Larry D. Hill and David L. Hill, both of Dallas, LaDell Hill of Garland and Clinton C. Hill of Fort Worth; one sister, Laura Lee Tinzie of Palestine; three brothers, Ira Hill and James W. Hill, both of Chicago, and David Hill of Palestine; 19 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 24, at 2:30 p.m. at Mt. Gillon M.B. Church in Holub Crossing. Burial followed at Gill Cemetery.
Arrangements were handled by Marianna Funeral Home.

Frank Hutchins, Jr.
Frank Hutchins, Jr., 81, died Sunday, April 18, at the MED in Memphis.
He was a resident of Lee County and a Veteran of World War II. He also was a member of Pilgrim M.B. Church, where he was Sunday School teacher, President of Church Choir, Church Treasurer, Chairman of Deacon Board and a Mason.
He is survived by two daughters, Aonie Mae Harris of Riverside, CA and Alice Ward of Marianna; four sisters, Daisy Bell Lacey, Mary Lillie Jacobs, Nannie Henderson and Lula Bell Lewis, all of Jackson, MS; six grandchildren; several great grandchildren and a special friend, Alma Prater of Marianna.
Funeral services were held Friday, April 23, at 11 a.m., at Pilgrim M.B. Church in Marianna with Rev. S.L. George officiating. Burial followed at Paradise Gardens in Edmondson, AR.
Pallbearers were Calvin Jones, Jessie Garrett, Freddie Hill, James Bradley, Roy Cooper and Ureal Lucky.
Honorary pallbearers were Deacons of the Pilgrim Church.
Arrangements were handled by Marianna Funeral Home.

Ella Hill
Ella Beatrice Clark Hill, 75, died Monday, April 19, at Crestpark Nursing Home.
She was a resident of Lee County and a retired dry cleaner.
She is survived by her husband, Harold Hill; a daughter, Iroma Jean Clark of Little Rock; one grandson; four great grandchildren; four stepdaughters, Bernice Hill, Dorothy Hill, Glenda Hill and Lucille Hill; three step grandchildren; and two brothers, Elree Clark and Milbourn Clark.
Funeral services were held Friday, April 23, at 2:30 p.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church in Monroe with Rev. Sam Blount officiating. Burial followed at Springfield Cemetery in Moro.
Pallbearers were J.L. Larry, Sr., J.L. Larry, Jr. Roosevelt Hill and Roosevelt Beasley.
Honorary pallbearers were Solomon Hill, Willie Larry and Mitchell Jackson.
Arrangements were handled by Marianna Funeral Home.

Mauline Palmer
Mauline Russell Palmer, 86, died Monday, April 26, in her home.
She was a resident of Lee County and taught at T.A. Futrall High School for 22 years. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church, an avid bridge player, gardener and golfer.
Her zest for life was evident in every activity in which she participated. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends.
She is survived by a son, Alex Palmer of Marianna; two daughters, Patricia Palmer of Little Rock and Diane Hilburn of North Little Rock; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Tapp Palmer.
Graveside services were held Wednesday, April 28, at 10:30 a.m. at Marianna Memorial Park with Rev. Bill Ford officiating.
Memorials may be sent to the Alzheimer's Foundation, 10002 W. Markham, Little Rock, AR, 72205; or the Marianna Presbyterian Church or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Arrangements were handled by Roller-Citizens Funeral Home.

Nelson Dawson
Nelson Dawson, formerly of Hughes, died Sunday, April 25, in Chicago.
She is survived by four daughters, Ella Trice of Moro, Willie I. Brown, Gloreatha Jones and Connie M. Jacobs, all of Chicago; and one son, Mr. Allen G. Dawson of Hughes.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 1, at 12 p.m. at Hughes Chapel. Burial will follow at Paradise Garden.
Arrangements are being handled by Wolfe Brothers Funeral Home.

Marshall Tucker
Marshall "Buck" Tucker, 60, died Wednesday, April 21, in his home.
He was born March 18, 1939, in Lee County, the son of Sam and Sadie Winter Tucker. He was co-owner and operator of the Shotgun Restaurant at Moro.
He is survived by his wife, Alpha; one son, Fred Tucker of Moro; one brother, Jimmy Tucker of Stuttgart; three sisters, Martha Carroll of Palestine, Mary White and Betty Perry, both of Tennessee; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by one son, Phillip Tucker.
Funeral services were held Friday, April 23, at 2 p.m. at the Moro Baptist Church. Burial followed at Marianna Memorial Park.
Arrangements were handled by Morgan Funeral Home.

Delphia Sisk
Delphia Farris Sisk, 83, died Tuesday, September 28, at Creskpark Retirement Inn in Forrest City.
She was a resident of Lee County and a homemaker. She also was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy.
She is survived by a son, A.C. Sisk , Jr. of Memphis; one daughter, Dee Millard of Marianna; a sister, Louvre Farris Moore of Marianna; and five grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur C. Sisk, Sr, brother, Kyle Preston Farris and two sisters, Troyce Farris Reece and Edra Enola Farris.
Graveside services were held Thursday, September 30, at 11 a.m. at Marianna Memorial Park with Rev. Gary Anderson and Rev. Gary Sims officiating.
Pallbearers were Will Millard, Powell Millard, Darrin Malone, Alex Welford, Danny Felton, Bill McClain, Tom Gist and Buddy Whitehead.
Arrangements were handled by Roller-Citizens Funeral Home.

Agnes Jones
Agnes Jones, 67, died Thursday, September 30, in her home.
She was a resident of Wynne and a homemaker. She also was a member of the Church of God.
She is survived by eight sons, Crawford Jones and Donald Jones, both of Marianna, Wayne Jones of Vanndale, Roy Jones of Forrest City, Cliff Jones, also of Marianna, Ricky Jones of Tupelo, Calvin Jones of Marsing, ID and Gary Jones of Parkin; six daughters, Joyce Parson of Moro, Sherry Cooper of Lexa, Rayda Jackson and Vernie Gilchrist, both of Wynne, Peggy Reynolds of Marianna and Wanda Holmes, also of Wynne; three brothers, five sisters, 56 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday, October 1, at 2 p.m., at Roller-Citizens Chapel in Marianna with Rev. Ken Walls officiating. Burial followed at Marianna Memorial Park.
Pallbearers were Terry Dale Jones, Keith Brown, Robert Jones, Chris Martin, Lil Roy Jones, Donald Coffell, Joseph Parson and Danny Parson.
Arrangements were handled by Roller-Citizens Funeral Home.

James Burke
James Winchester Burke, 82, died Thursday, September 30, in his home.
He was a resident of Marianna and a retired mechanic. He also was a member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church and a army veteran of WWII.
Mr. Burke worked as a mechanic at Ford Motor Company and was in the Marianna National Guard before joining the U.S. Army, during World War II. He served in the 206 Coast Artillery Force in Alaska on the Aleutian Islands as an auto mechanic and Captain's Sr. Chauffeur.
Returning from the Army, he was employed as a welder and mechanic for Westerfield Chevrolet Company and then for Ross Hayes Grain Elevator Company and farmed with his brother, the late Robert Burke.
He retired from farming to travel with his wife, visiting family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Rosa May Crosland Burke; one daughter, Rosemary Burke Carroll of Tulsa, OK; one son, James C. Burke, Jr. of Heber Springs; a sister, Malvania Ellen Thompson of Kalleman, TX; three brothers, Connie Cornelius Burke of St. Louis, Samuel Moody Burke of Ontonia, Alabama and Millard John Burke of Marianna; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, October 4, at 10 a.m., at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Marianna with Rev. Tom Newman officiating. Burial followed at LaGrange Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Wayne Smith, Vince DeSalvo, Tom Gist, Steve Higginbothom, David Baily and Billy Pounds.
Arrangements were handled by Roller-Citizens Funeral Home.

Terran Winston
Terran Winston, 53, died Wednesday, September 29, in his home.
He was a resident of Marianna and retired from Sanyo Mfg. He also was a member of Walnut Grove Church.
He is survived by his wife, Nettie L. Winston; one son, William Terran "Bill" Winston of Little Rock; two brothers, Maurice Larry Winston of Detroit and Dennis Edward Winston of Port Arthur, Texas; one sister, Lillie Perry Winfray of Memphis; and one grandson, Demarcus Markee Winston and Christopher Rodney Winston, both of Little Rock.
He was preceded in death by Rodney Mose Winston.
Funeral services were held Saturday, October 2, at 1 p.m. at Walnut Grove M.B. Church with Rev. T.J. Scott officiating. Burial followed at Marianna Memorial Park.
Pallbearers were Dennis Edward Winston, Edward Buford, Travis Smith, Paul Hansberry, Maurice Larry Winston, Irish Williams, Gabriel Shears and Robert Ferrell.
Honorary pallbearers were the Shipping Dept. Crew at Sanyo Mfg.
Arrangements were handled by Hightower and Son Funeral Home.

Aaron Logan
Aaron Logan, 45, died Thursday, September 16, in his home.
He was a resident of Marianna and an employee of the Lee County Cooperative Clinic. One of the greatest rewards of Aaron's life was his work at the LCCC. This soon became his extended family. His work and dedication to LCCC earned his the love and respect of all LCCC staff. He worked at this facility until his health failed. Yet, this did not stop him from coming to the clinic almost everyday.
He is survived by his mother, Christine Logan of Marianna; three daughters, Kim Locke, Pamela Locke and Odessia Haywood, all of Jonesboro; three sisters, Odessia Murrey and Delois Washington, both of Marianna and Jo Ella Conley of Toledo, OH; two brothers, Arthur Ray Logan of Marianna and Eugene Logan of West Memphis; and nine grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, September 25, at 11 a.m., at Pilgrim M.B. Church with Rev. Theadore Austin officiating. Burial followed at Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Bro. Arthur R. Logan, Bro. Eugene Logan, Bro. Alvin Washington, Bro. Jonathan Logan, Bro. Michael Logan, and Bro. Richard Murrey.
Honorary pallbearers were Bro. Willie Sawyer, Bro. Demetrius Rankin, Bro. Jimmy Sawyer, Bro. Ellis Bryant, Bro. Tommie Brown and Bro. Bennie Brewer.
Flower bearers and ushers were the Lee County Cooperative Clinic Staff.
Arrangements were handled by Hightower and Son Funeral Home.

Ida Blocker
Ida Blocker, 85, died Monday, October 4, in her home.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 9, at Lee High School Auditorium, at 2:30 p.m. Burial will follow at Pilgrim Cemetery.
Arrangements are being handled by Marianna Funeral Home.

Mae Vanpelt
Mae Frances Vanpelt, 87, died Wednesday, September 29, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 9, at 11 a.m., at Mt. Gillian M.B. Church in Holub Crossing. Burial will follow at Gill Cemetery.
Arrangements are being handled by Marianna Funeral Home.

Lorraine Edwards
Lorraine Maurice Edwards, 83, died Wednesday, January 20, at Baptist Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri.
She was a resident of Kansas City, Missouri and formerly lived in Marianna when her husband, Ross Edwards, was minister of the First Baptist Church.
She attended Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia. She received both a Masters in Education and Education Specialist degrees from Central Missouri State University.
She served other Baptist churches in Warrensburg, MO and Kansas City. She was a member of the Swope Park Baptist Church, where she served as a teacher and guidance counselor for more than 30 years.
She was last employed as a counselor at Van Horn High School in Independence, MO. She retired from the Kansas City School District in 1982.
She is survived by a son, Douglas Edwards of Kansas City; a daughter, Wanda Buchre, also of Kansas City; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Edwards, in 1993.
Funeral services were held Monday, January 25, at the First Baptist Church in Lee's Summit, MO at 11 a.m. Burial followed at Lee's Summit Cemetery.
Arrangements were handled by Langsford Funeral Home in Lee's Summit.

James Whitaker
James Edward Whitaker, 87, died Sunday, January 17, at Helena Regional Medical Center.
He is survived by five sons, Charles Whitaker, James W. Whitaker, Alexander Whitaker and Anthony "Chomp" Holloway, all of Marianna and Lawrence E. Whitaker of Memphis; four daughters, Sarah Whitaker of Oakland, CA., Velma Whitaker Randolph of Little Rock, Martha Whitaker and Willie Mae Whitaker, both of Marianna; 44 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah K. Carter, Whitaker and his son, Paul Whitaker.
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 23, at 1 p.m. at New Bethel Church in Marianna with Rev. Cecil Coleman officiating. Burial followed at Paradise Garden Cemetery in Edmondson.
Arrangements were handled by Jackson and Highley Funeral Home.

Neva Burns
Neva Lucille Burns, 70, died Thursday, January 21, in her home.
She was a housewife and a member of the Baptist Faith.
She is survived by her husband, Narvis Burns of Marianna; two sons, Wilson Burns of Marianna and Donald Burns of Blue Lake, AR; two brothers, Ed Christian of Madison and Jerry Christian of Neosho, MO; two sisters, Louise Lewis of Augusta and Faye McKinney of Hughes; 12 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her son, Wayne Burns.
Funeral services were held Monday, January 25 at 10 a.m. at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lee Whitley and Rev. Benny Hall officiating. Burial followed at Marianna Memorial Park.
Pallbearers were Tommy Parish, Terry McCoy, Jimmy Miller, Buddy Lewis, Tim Lewis, Tommy Bageant, Arlin Smith and Jerry Valdez.
Arrangements were handled by Roller-Citizens Funeral Home.

Roy Forrest
Roy Forrest, 73, died Friday, January 22, in his home.
He was a resident of Lee County and a farmer.
He is survived by his wife, Nola Forrest of Marianna; one daughter, Debbie Odle of Marianna; two sons, David Forrest of Marion and Dennis Forrest of Marianna; one sister-in-law, Ruth Forrest of West Memphis; three grandchildren, Jennifer Odle Mooney of Marianna and Eric and Julie Forrest of Marion; one great grandchild, Joshua Tanner Mooney of Marianna and a host of nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held Sunday, January 24, at 2 p.m. at Marianna Memorial Park with Harley Kersey and Bro. Andy Wilbanks officiating.
Memorials may be sent to the Aubrey Missionary Baptist Church.
Arrangements were handled by Roller-Citizens Funeral Home.

Johnny Nash, Jr.
Johnny Lee Nash, Jr., 29, died Saturday, January 23.
He was a resident of Lee County.
He is survived by his mother, Nellie Ward, and his stepfather, Leonard Ward, both of Marianna; his father, Johnny Lee Nash of Marianna; three sisters, Lillie Palmer, Lula Bryant and Lanett Nash, all of Marianna; and two brothers, Joseph Nash and James Nash, both of Marianna.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 30, at 2 p.m. at New Bethel Church with Rev. Cecil Coleman officiating. Burial will follow at Clay Hill Cemetery at Haynes.
Arrangements are being handled by Marianna Funeral Home.

Wilbur Gray
Wilbur Leslie Gray, 89, died Saturday, February 6, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City.
He was a resident of Lee County and a auto mechanic for Bush Ford Dealer/Marianna. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He also was a member of the American Legion and a 32nd Degree Mason-Lodge #171.
He is survived by his brother, Mack Gray of Des Arc and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 9, at Roller-Citizens Chapel at 2 p.m. with Rev. Rick Needham officiating. Burial followed at Marianna Memorial Park.
Pallbearers were Boyd Russell, Jack Beauchamp, Ray Cross, W.D. Rice, Alton Yancey and George Helton.
Arrangements were handled by Roller-Citizens Funeral Home.
Memorials may be sent to the Masonic Lodge #171.

Mary Anne Key
Mary Anne Key, 53, died Sunday, February 7, at Jackson Madison County General Hospital.
She was a 28 year resident of Jackson, TN. She was born in Marianna. She attended T.A. Futrall High School, where she was a cheerleader. She was a partner in Key Fire Protection, Inc., the owner of Mary Anne's Doll Boutique, an artist, an avid antique collector, a member of Dollectable Doll Club, and enjoyed outdoor activities including boating. A member of Brown's United Methodist Church, she was very active in Prayer Groups and the Ladies Groups. Her other civic activities include past President of the West Memphis Jaycettes, past officer in the North Side Quarterback Club, Cub Scout Den Mother, Boy Scouts, PTA, Room Mother, and the Adopt a Child Program with the mall.
She is survived by her husband, Jerry Key; three sons, Jerry Key, Jr., Jimmy Key and Jonathan, all of Jackson, TN; her father, Taylor Jackson Brooks of Byhalia, MS; her grandmother, Mary Hunt Webb of Jackson; five grandchildren; two sisters, Beverly Brooks Watkins of Drandon, MS and Janice Brooks Palmer of Marianna; a brother, Cody Brooks of Jackson and an aunt; Margaret Jackson of Jackson.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 10, at 11 a.m. at George A. Smith and Sons North Chapel in Jackson with Rev. Judy Clark officiating. Burial followed at Brown's Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Russ Ellis, Cory Hill, Clint Ellis, Scott Casey, Gerald Reed, Pierce Barnett, Jack Hardin and Bill McMillen.
Honorary pallbearers were Quinnie Harris, Bobby Weaver, Van Veatch, Max Herron and Tom Hillsman.
Arrangements were handled by George A. Smith and Sons Funeral Home.
Memorials may be sent to the Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse, 217 E. College, Jackson, TN, 38301.

Della B. Miller
Della B. "Puddin" Miller, 63, died Saturday, February 6, at JMRC in Pine Bluff.
She was a resident of Lee County and a homemaker. She also was a member of the Peter Chapel M.B. Church.
She is survived by her husband, T.C. Miller, Sr. of Marianna; two brothers, Elie Lillard and Albert Lillard, both of West Palm, FL; eight daughters, Bertha Miller, of West Palm Beach, FL, Della Miller Monroe of Michigan City, Shelia Miller Thompson and Jo Ann Miller, both of Little Rock, Winnie Miller Simpson of West Helena, Joyce Miller Powell, Patricia Miller and Jennifer Miller, all of Marianna; six sons, T. C. Jr. Miller, Jessie Miller and Elie Miller, all of West Palm Beach, FL., Frank Miles of Daytona Beach, FL., Jay D. Miller of Marianna and Jeffery A. Miller of Pine Bluff; 30 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 13, at St. John M.B. Church in Felton with Rev. G.H. Hall officiating. Burial will follow at Peter's Chapel M.B. Church.
Pallbearers will be Ray Peals, Sr., Robert Peals, Timothy Palmer, Edward Jimmerson, Timothy White, Donald Stanley, Charles Brown and Troy Curry, Sr.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bro. Lander Isoms, Bro. James Burnett, Bro. Charlie Holman, Bro. Edgar Dukes and St. John Church Deacons.
Arrangements were handled by Marianna Funeral Home.

Vernell Nichols
Vernell Nichols, 35, died Friday, January 29.
He was a resident of St. Francis County and a construction worker.
He is survived by his mother, Veria Mea Nichols; six brothers, Robert Earl Nichols, Hollis Nichols, Lee Nichols, Jr., Larry Nichols, Eugene Nichols and Charles Smith; twelve sisters, Flora Jean Reeves, Gloria Jean Lockett, Loretta Nichols, Barbara Ann Guess, Angela Nichols, Tina Tyree Nichols, Jvonne Nichols, Annette Nichols, Diane Nichols, Dottie Bea Nichols, Samantha Nichols and Vernice Davis.
Funeral services were held Saturday, February 6, at Bethlehem M.B. Church in Forrest City with Rev. Michael Reeves officiating. Burial followed at Castell Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Michael Reeves, Johnny Lockett, Jimmy Lockett, Paul Lott, Milton Parton, Jerome Kidd and Earl Hamilton.
Honorary pallbearers were Melvin Borgard, Robert Nichols, Eugene Nichols, Lee Nichols and Charles Smith.
Arrangements were handled by Marianna Funeral Home.

Benard Helton
Benard Helton, 84, died Wednesday, February 17, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis.
He was a resident of Lee County and a farmer. He was of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by one son, Franklin Helton of Marianna; one daughter, Betty Creston of Little Rock; one brother, Herby Helton of Mississippi; one sister, Marie Heiser of Nevada; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, February 20, at 2 p.m. at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel in Marianna with Rev. Harlan Puckett officiating. Burial followed at Marianna Memorial Park.
Pallbearers were Russell Spain, Terry Stewart, James Jones, Ray Cross, Donald Davis and George Brown.
Arrangements were handled by Roller-Citizens Funeral Home.

Geneva Hudnall
Geneva Tildy Cowen Hudnell, 76, died Tuesday, February 16, at Elvis Presley Trauma Center in Memphis.
She was a resident of Lee County and a retired employee of Helena Sportswear. She was a member of the Assembly of God of God.
She is survived by her husband, Van Hudnall of Marianna; one son, Phillip Hudnall of Mountain Home; two daughters, Vaneva Sheffield of Dermott, and Wanda Russell of Marianna; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Thursday, February 18, at 2 p.m. at the First Assembly of God in Marianna with Rev. Darrell Frost officiating. Burial followed at Marianna Memorial Park.
Pallbearers were Jimmy Riden, Fred Buford, Dennis Carnes, Cleo Davis, Billy Benson and Billy Riden.
Arrangements were handled by Roller-Citizens Funeral Home.
Memorials may be sent to First Assembly of God Church in Marianna.

Martha Crosland
Martha Louise Crosland, 83, died Tuesday, February 16.
She was a resident of Searcy, formerly of Brinkley. She was a retired nurse from the White County Memorial Hospital and a member of the Assembly of God Church.
She is survived by her husband, James Crosland; a son, James Terry of Searcy; three daughters, Ruby Wolf of Fayetteville, Peggy Goodgion of Searcy and Gladys Walker of Kensett; two sisters, Naomi Foster of Harriet and Pauline Roberson of West Memphis; 12 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and six great- great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 23, at 2 p.m. at the First Assembly of God Church in Searcy. Burial followed at White County Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements were handled by Bob Neal and Sons Funeral Home.

Louwellen Walker
Louwellen Walker, 55, died Sunday, February 21.
She was a resident of Little Rock.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 27, at 1 p.m. at Rocky Mountain M.B. Church in Little Rock. Burial will follow at Sherrill, AR.
Arrangements will be handled by Hightower and Sons Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held Friday, February 26, from 6-7:30 p.m. at Hightower and Sons Funeral Home, located at 25 South Liberty Street.

Helen Guin
Helen Virginia Guin, 69, died Monday, February 22, at Baptist Central Hospital in Memphis.
She was a resident of Lee County.
She is survived by her husband, James W. Guin of Marianna; two sons, William C. Guin of Nashville and Michael W. Guin of Orange Park, FL; one daughter, Pamela Graham of Jonesboro; three sisters, Ruby Richardson of Earle Rosie Mae Stowe of Brinkley and Joyce Richardson of Forrest City; eight grandchildren and one great- grandchild.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 24 at 2 p.m. at Roller-Citizens Chapel in Marianna with Rev. Robert O'Bryant and Minister Pat James officiating. Burial followed at Marianna Memorial Park.
Pallbearers were Albert Human, Armil Poynter, Donnie Mooney, Harris Dorris, Gary Barkley and Kevin Mooney.
Arrangements were handled by Roller-Citizens Funeral Home.

Larry King, Jr.
Larry King, Jr., 48, died Thursday, February 18.
He is survived by his wife, Shandra Langston of Marianna; his grandmother, Jaunita Langston of Marianna; his stepmother, Pearl King, also of Marianna; six children, Judy Edwards and Larry King, III, both of Marianna, Lacey Rither, Kimberly King and Nicole King, all of Milwaukee, and Shaneta King of Texas; seven grandchildren; seven sisters, Jaunita Guy of Pontiac, MI, Sylvia Sharp of Milwaukee, Shelia Bailey of Little Rock, Kathy McFadden of Jonesboro, Jacuqline Ingram, Deborah Taylor and Peggy Taylor, all of Marianna; and ten brothers, Anthony Wilkins, Jonathan Sharp, both of Milwaukee, Leroy Wright of Pontiac, Michael Taylor of Fayetteville, Carl Long of Forrest City, Eric King of Arlington, TX, Baron and Daron King, both of Fort Worth, Derrick King of Fairview Heights and James Long of Marianna.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Taylor and Eugene Wright.
Funeral services were held Saturday, February 27, at New Bethel M.B. Church with Bishop Michael Thomas officiating.
Pallbearers were Anthony Wilkins, Jonathan Sharp, Micheal Taylor, Leroy Wright, Baron King, Daron King, Derrick King and Eric King.
Honorary pallbearers were James McFadden, James Long, James McFadden, Jr., Ervin Hill, Robert McFadden, Earl Taylor and Demario McFadden.

Jeremy Evans
Jeremy Craig Evans, 22, died Friday, February 26.
He was a resident of Lee County and a correctional officer at East Arkansas Correctional Institution in Brickeys.
He is survived by a son, J.T. Evans of Moro; his mother, Connie Collier of Paducah, KY; his father, Tony Evans of Texas; a brother, Kerry (Pee-Wee) Crump of Moro; a sister, Krissy Anderson of West Helena; maternal grandmother, Dee Cook of Moro; a step-brother, Gene Collier, a step-sister, Emily Collier and a step-father, Ronnie Collier, all of Paducah; special aunt and uncle, Kim and Rusty Crump of Moro; and three cousins, John Crump, Michael Crump and Adam Crump, all of Moro.
He was preceded in death by his step-father, Kim Anderson.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 3, at 3 p.m. at Moro Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Elliot officiating. Burial followed at Oak Grove Cemetery in Moro.
Pallbearers were Honor Guards at the Brickeys prison.
Arrangements were handled by Roller-Citizens Funeral Home.

Janie Blain
Janie Blain, 98, died Sunday, February 28.
She was a resident of Harrisburg and a former employee of Ralph Wimpy.
She left no survivors, but, funeral services were handled by friends, Tom Wimpy and Jerry Wimpy.
Funeral services were held Thursday, March 4, at Faith Temple C.O.G.I.C. in Harrisburg at 2 p.m. Burial followed at Harrisburg City Cemetery.
Arrangements were handled by J.E. Kennedy Funeral Home.

Annie Parr
Annie Mae Parr, 79, died Wednesday, March 3, at Wynwood Nursing Home in Wynne.
She was a resident of Cross County where she was active at the Good Shepherd Center prior to her retirement. She was a member of the Wynne Baptist Church where she was active in the Keenager Class.
She is survived by a son, Virgil Taylor Parr of Aurora, Ill.; two daughters, Linda Bright and Brenda Hill, both of Forrest City; one brother, Milton Brown of Arkadia, TX; one sister, Thelma McElduff of Texas City; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Neal Parr; her parents, Taylor and Nona Brown; and two brothers, J.T. Brown and D.C. Brown.
Graveside services were held Saturday, March 6, at 10 a.m. at Cogbill Cemetery in Wynne with Rev. James Tallant officiating.
Arrangements were handled by Kernodle Funeral Home in Wynne.
Memorials may be sent to The Good Shepherd Center, 100 W. Kennedy, Wynne, AR, 72396 or the Wynne Baptist Church, 1200 Bridges, Wynne, AR 72396.

Alfred King
Alfred William King, 85, died Sunday, February 27, at Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton, FL.
Mr. King was born July 31, 1914, in Oak Forest, AR to William and Ellen King.
He was a resident of Bradenton, where he was an avid sportsman and a world traveler. He also was retired from DeVlieg Machine Company. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, a Mason and served in the U.S. Army during World War II in Germany.
He is survived by his wife, Mary King; three daughters, Patsy K. Strickland of West Helena, Linda Barker of Forrest City and Barbara McClanaghan of Southfield, MI; a sister, Molly Urbany of Royal Oak, MI; a brother, Geather King of Marianna; eight grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, March 1, at 11:30 a.m. at Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. Donald Windmiller officiating.

Harriet Smith
Harriet Amelia Smith, 85, died Saturday, March 6, at Methodist Central Hospital in Memphis.
She was born at Oak Forest, AR to the late James Claude and Myrtle Allman Smith.
She was a resident of Memphis and a member of the First United Methodist Church.
She is survived by a sister, Frances E. Smith of Memphis; and a sister-in-law, Gladys Smith of Marianna.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Minnie Sue Drattlo of San Antonio, TX, and two brothers, Kirby Smith of Marianna and Silas Smith of California.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 9, at 11 a.m. at the Memphis Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tom Wilson and Rev. Bradley Gabriel officiating. The graveside service was conducted by Rev. Danny Rogers at Marianna Memorial Park Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Ramey Stiles, Scott Stiles, Walter Gunter, Mike Jennings, Chris Jennings and Matthew Manley.
Arrangements were handled by Memphis Funeral Home.

Laveada Roberts
Laveada Fisher Roberts, 61, died Thursday, March 11, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City.
She was a lifelong resident of Monroe County.
She is survived by three daughters, Brenda Mallard of Lexa, Paula Wilkins of Fair Grove, MO and Terri Imus of North Little Rock; four brothers, Norris Fisher of Bensalem, PA, Thomas Lavaghn Fisher of LaFayette, LA, Jerald Fisher of West Helena and Neil Fisher of Marianna; one sister, Freda Doepel of Brinkley; ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Tom Fisher and Addie Mae Boggs Fisher; one son, Roger Willhite, and one grandson, Marcus Holiday.
Graveside services were held Sunday, March 14, at Marianna Memorial Park at 2 p.m. with Rev. Jim McDaniel officiating.
Arrangements were handled by Bob Neal & Sons Funeral Home in Brinkley.
Memorials may be sent to the Arthritis Foundation.

Paul New
Paul Sherrod New, 46, died Sunday, February 28, in New Orleans.
He was a resident of Memphis and chairman of the board of Share One, Inc. He was a former senior systems developer with Ecom Systems and a founding partner of Custom Computer Applications.
He attended the College of Engineering at the University of Arkansas and was a member of the University of Arkansas Alumni Association and the Razorback Club. He also was a National Merit Scholar.
He is survived by his wife, Kathey P. New; a daughter, Kristine Sherrod New of Memphis; a son, Richard Lee New, also of Memphis; his parents, Ralph "Lucky" and Mary New of Moro; a sister, Marjorie Roberts of Little Rock; a brother, Eldon E. New of Memphis; and a grandchild.

Robert Locke
Robert Lee Locke, 47, died Monday, March 15.
He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Lottie Zell Locke; one brother; five sisters; two daughters; and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 20, at the Jackson and Highley Funeral Home at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at Pilgrim Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Friday, at Jackson and Highley Funeral Home from 1-7 p.m.

Ophelia Williams
Ophelia Mae Bailey Williams, 86, died Monday, March 15, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff.
She was a resident of Lexa and a member of the Friendship M.B. Church in Rondo, where she served as a clerk, Sunday school teacher and announcer.
She is survived by her daughter, Martha Bailey of Rondo; two step-children, Russell Bailey of Gary, Ind. and Betty Henderson of Rondo; two sisters; Mildred Bonds and Molline Cox, both of Chicago; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 20, at 2 p.m. at the Friendship M.B. Church in Rondo with Rev. Johnson officiating. Burial followed at the Friendship Baptist Cemetery in Rondo.
Arrangements were handled by Stephens Funeral Home.

Robert Locke
Robert Lee Locke, 47, died Monday, March 15.
He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Lottie Zell Locke; one brother, William Grant Locke, Jr.; five sisters, Patricia Ann Williams, Emma Jean Sanders, Viola Mae Locke, Martha Lee Hampton and Linda Carol Locke; two daughters, Deborah Ann Newman and Jeretha Latrice Locke; and five grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 20, at the Jackson and Highley Funeral Home at 1 p.m. Burial followed at Pilgrim Cemetery.
Jackson and Highley Funeral Home were in charge of arrangements.

Willie Lipscomb
Willie Lipscomb, 71, died Saturday, March 20, in Helena.
He was a resident of Lee County.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon B. Lipscomb; seven daughters, Bobby Jean Watson, Sonja Humbert, Fannie Lipscomb, Annie Carol Lipscomb, Kim Lipscomb, Kathy Lipscomb and Bessie Lipscomb, all of Chicago; five sons, Maxie Lipscomb of Benton Harbor, MI, Willie Lipscomb III, Cartez Lipscomb, Freddie James Lipscomb and Acie Jenkins, all of Chicago, IL; three aunts, Annie Bell Turner and Lula Posey, both of Memphis and Fannie Mae Garrett of Dallas; 34 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 27, at 1 p.m. at New Bethel M.B. Church. Burial will follow at Pilgrim Cemetery in Marianna.
Visitation will be held Friday, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at J.E. Kennedy Funeral Home.
Arrangements are being handled by J.E. Kennedy Funeral Home.

Rose Dees
Rose Marie Dees, 71, died Monday, March 15, in St. Louis.
She was a resident of St. Louis and a member of the St. Louis Martin Paradise Temple.
She is survived by her husband, Walter Dees; 11 children, Carolyn Ray, Patricia Hyshaw, Walter Dees, Jr., Cynthia Sandford, Janet Marie Edwards, Velecia Dees, Ronald Dees, Michael Dees, Alvin Dees, Albert Dees, Alfred Dees; one step daughter, Annie Mae Green; brothers and sisters, La Frances Holmes, Juanita Rucker, John Rucker, Jr., Joseph Rucker, Sr., Alvin Rucker, Delores Henderson, Rosalind Brinkley, and Betty Jean Evans; 35 grandchildren, and 22 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday, March 19, at 2:30 p.m. at Hightower and Sons Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Surforney Young Cemetery in Brickeys.
Pallbearers were John Deal, Walter Simms, Jr. , Michael Edwards, Jr., Walter Dees III, Ellis Sandford and Richard Davis, Jr.
Arrangements were handled by Hightower and Sons Funeral Home.

Ida Mae Hurn
Ida Mae Hurn, 64, died Thursday, March 11, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City.
She was a resident of Lee County and an active member of the Sequell M.B. Church, where she was the church choir director. She also was the Director of the Marianna area Senior Citizens Choir and a member of the Union Choir.
She is survived by two daughters, Edith Mae Young of Memphis and Elouise Matthews of Fort Washington, Maryland; two sons, Louis J. Brandy and Calvin Tate Brandy, both of East St. Louis, IL; three sisters, Minnie Mosley of St. Louis, Eadie Franklin of Marianna and Sadie Mosley of Cape Girardeau, MO; three brothers, Johnnie Nicholson of Decatur, IL, Robert Nicholson of South Bend, IN and Eddie L. Nicholson of East St. Louis; 11 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 20, at Sequell M.B. Church in Rondo, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Booker L. Thomas officiating. Burial followed at Sequell Cemetery in Rondo.
Pallbearers were Louis J. Brandy, Earl Nicholson, Marcellus Mosley, Calvin T. Brandy, Edgar Mosley and Jessie Oliver.
Arrangements were handled by Hightower and Sons Funeral Home.

Marzie Anderson
Marzie Anderson, 81, died Friday, March 19.
She was a resident of Lee County.
She is survived by her stepmother, Louise Hicks of Aubrey; one sister, Jettie Mae Daniels of Sexton, MO; and one granddaughter.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 27, at Antioch M.B. Church in Aubrey with Rev. G.C. Vasser officiating. Burial will follow at Antioch Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be her nephews.
Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of Antioch M.B. Church.
Arrangements are being handled by Marianna Funeral Home.

Willie McKnight
Willie Mae "Sister" McKnight, 74, died Saturday, March 20.
She was a resident of Lee County and retired from the Coco Cola Bottling Co.
She is survived by two sisters, Danella Fogle of Atlanta and Georgia McKeown of Marianna; one daughter, Lois McKnight of Marianna; two sons, Curtis McKnight, Jr. of Memphis and Jerry McKnight of Kansas City; 25 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Alice Hollins, a brother, Johnny B. Hollins, and a daughter, Flossie Mae Williams.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 27, at Mt. Calvary M.B. Church with Minister Curtis McKnight officiating. Burial will follow at Pilgrim Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons.
Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of Mt. Calvary M.B. Church.
Arrangements will be handled by Marianna Funeral Home.

Albert Jones
Albert Jones, 93, died Wednesday, March 24, in Memphis.
He was a resident of Lee County.
He is survived by three daughters, Alma Jones, Lula Hobbs and Vivian Davis, all of Marianna; two sons, Hayward Jones of Marianna and Curtis Jones of Chicago; 17 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 20, at 2 p.m. at Mt. Zion M.B. Church. Burial followed at Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Arrangements were handled by J.E. Kennedy Funeral Home.

LeVeta Bauer
LeVeta Sue Bauer, 60, died Thursday, March 25.
She was a resident of Cherokee Village, AR and a retired office manager of House of Lloyd. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. T.C. Gibson of Aubrey.
She is survived by her husband, Paul Bauer, Jr.; two daughters, Teri Taylor and Tammy Westmoreland, both of Jonesboro; four grandchildren; a sister, Lynna Morris of Cherokee Village; and two brothers, Don Gibson of Searcy and Lynn Gibson of Marianna.
Funeral services were held Monday, March 29, at 2 p.m. at Heath Oak Hill Chapel in Hardy. Burial followed at Oaklawn Cemetery in Highland.
Pallbearers were Adam Taylor, Doug Gibson, Russell Peck, Barry Gibson, Jason Martin and Gabe Martin.
Honorary pallbearers were Jacob Taylor, Joe Westmoreland and Chelsea Westmoreland.
Arrangements were handled by Heath Funeral Home in Hardy.
Memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association.

Bessie Morrow
Bessie Velma Morrow, 100, died Wednesday, March 24.
She was a resident of Marvell and a member of the Israel Chapel C.M.E. Church. She led a quiet, but active Christian life as a wife, mother and orator in the church. She spoke unselfishly using her talents to enrich the lives of others in the church and community. She was respected and loved by those who knew her and many profited from the speeches that she gave throughout the community.
She is survived by seven children, George H. Morrow of Phoenix, Velah M. Hazard of Worcester, MA, Pearl M. Barnes of Chicago, Georgia M. Jackson of Memphis, Earl T. Morrow of Marianna, Randall S. Morrow of Marvell and Della Morrow Myton of Marvell; 29 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren and eight great great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 27, at 1 p.m. at Branch M.B. Church in Turner, AR with Rev. L.C. Wright officiating. Burial followed at Israel Chapel Cemetery in Turner.
Pallbearers were Dale Morrow, Michael Morrow, James Morrow, William Myton, Michael Morrow and William Morrow, III.
Honorary pallbearers were Funeral directors and Deacons of Branch Baptist Church.
Arrangements were handled by Progressive Funeral Parlor in Marvell and Hightower and Sons Funeral Home.

Boyce McClanahan
Boyce P. McClanahan, 58, died Saturday, March 27.
He was a resident of Searcy and was born in Marianna to Hayden McClanahan and Meadis Ramsey Berry.
He is survived by his mother, Meadis Berry of Searcy; one son, Michael F. McClanahan of New Albany, Indiana; one daughter, Shawna Kay McClanahan also of New Albany; three brothers, Wendell McClanahan of Mountain View, Larry McClanahan and Keith McClanahan of Searcy; two sisters, Pamela Berry of Dumas and Sharon Stevens of Searcy and two grandchildren.
Arrangements were handled by McEuen Hancock Funeral Home.

Italene Davis
Italene Beatrice Davis, 83, died Tuesday, March 30, at Crestpark Retirement Inn.
She was a resident of Lee County and a retired cashier of West Hornor Motor Company. She was of the Baptist faith.
She is survived by a sister-in-law, Anne Davis of Marianna; a nephew, Jim Davis of Marianna; two other nephews and three nieces.
Funeral services were held Friday, April 2, at 10 a.m. at Roller Citizens Chapel with Rev. Butch Phelps officiating. Burial followed at Marianna Memorial Park. 
Pallbearers were Darren Jones, Jim Fugitt, Steve Cloyd, Eddie Pena, Curtis Ables and Hunter Logan.
Arrangements were handled by Roller Citizens Funeral Home.

Nettie Dozier
Nettie Mae Floyd Dozier, 86, died Thursday, April 1, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis.
She was a resident of Moro for the past 40 years, coming there from Hazen. She was a member of the Moro Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday School teacher and taught GA and Bible School. She also was a member of the Moro Home Demonstration Club.
She is survived by three sons, Kenneth Floyd of Stuttgart, Benny Floyd of Cabot and Jerry Floyd of Moro; one sister, Betty White of Hazen; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Enos Floyd and James A. Dozier.
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 3, at Moro Baptist Church at 10 a.m., with Bro. Charles Wesley Jones and Bro. Bill Elliot officiating. Burial followed at Center Point Cemetery in Hazen.
Pallbearers were Mark Waldrip, Billy Kelly, Buddy Grady, Johnny Dozier, Burnell Minton, Larry Kee. 
Honorary pallbearers were Lucky New, Marlin Dailey, Virgil Guynes, Jack Hill, Kenneth Byrd, Walter Gillenwater and Jessie Smith.
Arrangements were handled by Fowler Funeral Home in Brinkley.
Memorials may be sent to Moro Baptist Church, attn: Ottaline Wilson, P.O. Box 219, Moro, AR, 72368 or to Center Point Cemetery, attn: Shirley Copeland, Route 1, Box 169A, Hazen, AR, 72064.

Rosie Clark
Rosie Clark, 74, died Saturday, March 27.
She was a resident of Big Flat, AR, and formerly of Marianna. She also was a homemaker and an Avon representative for 35 years.
She is survived by one daughter, Shirley Ann Clark of Mountain Home,; three sisters, Dena Johnson of Marianna, Dorothy Oxner of Mountain Home and Estella Sisk of Keokuk, Iowa; one brother, Douglas Sisk of Marianna; and several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband Dock Clark.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 30, at the Assembly of God Church in Big Flat at 10 a.m. Burial followed at Big Flat Cemetery.
Arrangements were handled by Roller Citizens Funeral Home in Marshall, AR.

James Hislip
James Edward "Ed" Hislip, 84, died Saturday, April 3, in his home.
He was a resident of Lee County and a retired farmer. He also was a member of the Church of Christ and a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia Braswell Hislip of Marianna; one daughter, Judy Pat Stowers of Marianna; three sons, Junior Densmore and Johnny Densmore, both of Marianna and Billy Densmore of Stanton, VA; one brother, Henry H. Hislip of Buford, GA; eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 6, at Roller-Citizens Chapel in Marianna at 2 p.m. with Rev. Brad Brumley officiating. Burial followed at LaGrange Cemetery.
Pallbearers were the American Legion Post No. 5
Arrangements were handled by Roller-Citizens Funeral Home.

Mildred Huddleston
Mildred Huddleston, 60, died Sunday, April 4, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City.
She lived in Moro since 1985 and was a past resident of Wynne. She also was a housewife and a member of the Missionary Baptist Church in Moro.
She is survived by her husband, Robert Huddleston; a daughter, Teresa Huddleston of Moro; three sons, Bobby Huddleston of Wynne, David Huddleston of Denver and Alan Huddleston of Moro; three brothers, Auby May of Haynes, Wayne May of Forrest City and Sidney May of Aubrey; two sisters, Sarah Owen of Forrest City and Sylvia Holiman of Sheridan and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 7, at 2 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Forrest Park Cemetery. 
Arrangements were handled by Stevens Funeral Home in Forrest City.

Joseph Young
Joe Futrell Young, 77, died Tuesday, March 16, in Fort Smith.
He was a former resident of Lee County and the son of the late Dr. J.C. Young. He also was a veteran of World War II.
He is survived by three daughters, Toni Marler of Gassville, AR, Rev. Jo Dale Olson of Bismarck, N.D. and Serena Key of Arkoma, OK; one stepdaughter, Lottie Wann of Gore, OK; one son, Joey Young of Fort Smith; three sisters, Jenny Ann Boyer of Marianna, Mrs. Eugene Leonard and Mrs. Auby Mays; and one brother, Hosea Young.
Funeral services were held Friday, March 19, at 11 a.m. at Putman Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Smith with Dr. James Zeltner officiating. Burial followed at National Cemetery in Fort Smith.
Pallbearers were the Air National Guard.
Arrangements were handled by Putman Funeral Home.


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