Miscellaneous Lee County, Arkansas Obituaries - 2000

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Mary Webb
Mary Hunt Webb, 93, died Friday, February 25.
Formerly of Marianna, she was a resident of Jackson, TN. She was born on May 14, 1906 at her home on County Farm Hill Rd. Her father, Andrew Hunt, operated the County penal farm that was located there. She was married in 1925 to Melvin E. Webb who owned Webbs' Grocery Store in Marianna in the 1950's.
She is survived by her daughter, Margaret Jackson of Jackson, TN; five grandchildren, Beverly Brooks Watkins, Janice Brooks Palmer, Melvin "Coly" Brooks, Steve Jackson and Lee King Jackson; nine great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her infant son, Melvin E. Webb, Jr., a daughter, Oley Nell Brooks and a granddaughter, Mary Anne Brooks Key.

Louvie Moore
Louvie Farris Moore, 86, died Thursday, March 2, at Crestpark Nursing Home.
She was a resident of Marianna and a school teacher. She also was a member of Walls Chapel Baptist Church.
She is survived by one daughter, Norma Wood of Gainsville, Florida; and two grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Olus Moore.
Graveside services were held Sunday, March 5, at Marianna Memorial Park with Rev. David Scott officiating.
Arrangements were handled by Roller-Citizens Funeral Home.
Memorials may be sent to Walls Chapel Baptist Church Building Fund.

Susie Mills
Susie Ellis Mills, 76, died Wednesday, February 23, at Baptist Central Hospital in Memphis.
She was a resident of Marianna and a member of Spring Grove M.B. Church.
She is survived by her husband, Lonnie "Red" Mills; a daughter, Lizzie Mae; and one sister, Anna Louise Sanders. 
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 4, at 1 p.m., at Spring Grove M.B. Church in Haynes with Rev. O.B. Brown officiating. Burial followed at Clay Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Anthony Sanders, Camara Sanders, Neal Sanders, Robert Sanders, Maurice Sanders and June Sanders.
Honorary pallbearers were Minor Daniels, DeQuincey Smith, Sammy Tinzie, Cornell Jackson, Willie L. Sanders and Willie C. Tinzie.
Arrangements were handled by Hightower and Son Funeral Home.
Louvie Farris Moore, 86, died Thursday, March 2, at Crestpark Nursing Home.
She was a resident of Marianna and a school teacher. She also was a member of Walls Chapel Baptist Church.
She is survived by one daughter, Norma Wood of Gainsville, Florida; and two grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Olus Moore.
Graveside services were held Sunday, March 5, at Marianna Memorial Park with Rev. David Scott officiating.
Arrangements were handled by Roller-Citizens Funeral Home.
Memorials may be sent to Walls Chapel Baptist Church Building Fund.

Nathan W. McCall
Nathan W. McCall, 13 days old, died at Baptist East Memorial Hospital in Memphis on Wednesday, May 31.
He is survived by his mother and father, Scott Allen and Amanda McCall of Marianna; one brother, Zachary Dylan McCall of Marianna; grandparents, Johnny and Paula Walker of Marianna, Charles McCall of Memphis, and Linda Gregory of Memphis; great-grandparents, Lucille Walker of Aubrey, Bessie Moon of Jacksonville, FL, Walter McCall of Lexa, Merle Colbert of Marianna; great-great-grandmother Marion Ruth Williams of Aubrey.
Graveside services were held Friday, June 2 at LaGrange Cemetery with the Rev. Gary Cox officiating.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Roller Citizen Funeral Home.

Frank Lanes, Sr.
Frank Lanes, Sr., 53, died Tuesday, May 23 at Central Arkansas Veterans Health Care.
He was a resident of Lee County and an AP&L service man for 26 years. He was also a Vietnam Veteran. He was a member of Paradise M.B. Church where he also served as a deacon. 
He is survived by his wife, Brenda Lane; one daughter, Dionne Ester; one son, Frank Lane, Jr.; his father, Bennie Lane, Sr.; a grandmother, Letha Covington of Kansas City; seven brothers, Bennie Lanes, Johnny Lanes, Larry Lanes, Oscar Patton, Terry Patton, Micheal Hutchins and Jerry Hutchins; six sisters, Quilla Lanes, Charlene Bazile, Lenora Patton, Christine Lanes, Carolyn Hill, and Teressa Hutchins, and three granddaughters.
The funeral was held Saturday, May 27 at Lee High School with the Rev. Cecil Coleman officiating. Burial followed after at the Pilgrim Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Mozell Barnes, Maurice Montgomery, Clifton Avant, Darnell Barnes, Leroy Burton, and Benjamin Anthony, Jr. Honorary pallbearers were the deacons of the Paradise M.B. Church.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Marianna Funeral Home.

Lewis Jones
Lewis Jones, 33, died Sunday, June 4 at Baptist Memorial Hospital.
He was a resident of Forrest City and a police officer.
The funeral services will be held Saturday, June 10 at 1 p.m. on the Forrest City High School Football Field. The place of burial has not yet been decided.

Elizabeth Kingsbury
Elizabeth Marie "Betty" Willis Kingsbury, 72, died Saturday, May 27 at the Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.
She was born in Marianna and recently resided in Indianapolis. She was a campus minister at the University of Minnesota, Iowa State University, and Kansas State University representing the American Baptist Churches.
She is survived by her husband, Dr. Leslie L. Kingsbury; two daughters Martha Stawser of Rockford, IL and Susan Kutz of Fishers, IN; four grandchildren.
Memorial services were held at Northwood Christian Church, Friday, June 2 at 10 a.m.
Memorial contributions should be made to the American Cancer Society. 
Arrangements were handled by A.R.N. Cremation Services.

Albert Brooks, Sr.
Albert Brooks, Sr., 67, died Sunday, May 28, at Baptist Hospital in Memphis.
He was a member of the Spring Grove M.B. Church.
He is survived by his wife, Ethel Brooks; two daughters, Nora Brooks Harris and Verna Brooks; six sons, Albert Brooks, Jr. of Washington, D.C., Jimmy Brooks of Memphis, Charles Brooks, Johnny Brooks, and Clayton Brooks, all of Marianna; two brothers, Lawrence Brooks and Arthur Jackson of Pine Bluff; seven sisters, Ludora Clayborne, Ida Williams, Evelyn Perry all of Chicago, Veo Robinson, Annie Joshua, Bobbie Banks of Marianna, and Pearl Chatwood of Los Angeles; 26 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.
The funeral was held Saturday, June 3 at Spring Grove M.B. Church with Rev. Cedric Coleman officiating. Burial followed after at Pilgram Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Albert Brooks, Jr., Jimmy Brooks, Charles Brooks, Silas Anthony Brooks, Johnny Brooks, Clayton Brooks, and Jamie Joshua.

Shellie Smith
Shellie Smith, 98, died Wednesday, May 31.
She was a member of Hempshire M.B. Church in Aubrey.
She is survived by three daughters, Artra Mansfield of Aubrey, Virginia Hobbs of Boston, Annie Wade of St. Louis; two sons, James Smith of St. Louis, and Jessie Paul Smith of Chicago; 46 grandchildren, 86 great-grandchildren, and 15 great-great-grandchildren. 
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 3 at the Hempshire M.B. Church in Aubrey. Burial followed after Hempshire Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements were handled by J.E. Funeral Home.

George Webber, II
George Webber, II, 71, died Friday, May 26 at Helena Regional Medical Center.
He was a resident of Brickeys and a member of Union Liberty M.B. Church where he was also a deacon.
He is survived by his wife Machel Kee Webber; three daughters, Christine Robinson and Earnestine Eley of Bellwood, IL, Betty Rupert of Chicago; one son, George Webber III of Toledo, OH; one sister Jeraldine White of Toledo; two brothers, Ike Webber of St. Louis and Eddie Webber of Carpenterville; 27 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Martha Webber, three grandchildren, Colandra, Keith, and Timothe, and two sisters, Earline and Zella Webber.
The funeral services were held Saturday, June 3 at the Union Liberty M.B. Church with the Rev. Hal Johnson officiating. Burial followed after at the Greater Jerusalem Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Dewayne Rupert, Marcus Rupert, Edward Webber, Garland Lee, Ellis Bryant, Clarence Rupert, Jr. 
Honorary pallbearers were Benard Robinson, Micheal Rupert, Maurice Rupert, Marcus Rupert, George Webber IV, David Robinson. 

Richard Yarbrough
Richard Yarbrough, 72, died Sunday, July 23.
He was a member of the Hughes Chapel M.B. Church and served as a Deacon.
He is survived by his wife, Ethel Yarbrough of Haynes; one son, James Yarbrough, Jr. of West Memphis; two sisters, Essie Tull of Detroit, and Idella Stewart of Hughes; three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 29 at the Hughes Chapel MB Church with the Rev. Leslie Noel and Elder Eddie King officiating. Burial followed after at the St. John Cemetery in Felton.
Pallbearers were Rodney Wade, Emmanuel Wade, Kori Noel, Thaddeus Wade, Lennel Wade, Jr., Elton Noel.
Honorary pallbearers were Richard Davis, Charlie Warren, Otis Hollen.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Marianna Funeral Home.

Martha Ahrent
Martha Holland Ahrent, 61, died August 4 in Little Rock.
She was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church. 
She is survived by her husband, Louis Ahrent of Corning; one son, Scott Ahrent of Corning; one daughter, Debra Ahrent of Fayetteville; four sisters, Lucille Aden of St. Louis, Nita King of Phoenix, Nelma Erickson of St. Louis, and Mary Evelyn Van Dyke of Poplar Bluff, MO. 
She was preceded in death by one sister and two brothers.
Funeral services were held Monday, August 7 at 10:30 a.m.
Memorials may be made to Arkansas Cancer Research Center in Little Rock or St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Corning, AR.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Ermert Funeral Home.

Ada L. Green
Ada L. Green, 74, died Thursday, August 17 at Baptist Memorial Park in Marianna.
She was a member of the Pentecostal Church.
She is survived by two sons, Deanie Green of Marianna and Gary Green of Poplar Grove; one sister, Peggy Lindley of McKenzie, TN; three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 9 at 10 a.m. at Roller Citizens Chapel in Marianna. Burial followed after at Marianna Memorial Park.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Roller Citizens Funeral Home.

Elizabeth Williams
Elizabeth Williams, 87, died Monday, August 7 at Crestpark Retirement Inn in Marianna.
She was a member of the Church of the Living God.
She is survived by two sons, Theodis Pointer of Dansby, and Horace Burford of Forrest City, 16 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Friday, August 11 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Kennedy Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 12, at 1 p.m. at the Church of the Living God with the Elder Samuel Brown officiating. Burial will follow after at Dansby Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements were handled by J.E. Kennedy Funeral Home.

Joe Dean Long
Joe Dean Long, 70, of Moro, died Monday, Sept. 25 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City. He was the son of the late Arthur D. Long and the late Cassie Darby Long. He was an Air Force Veteran of the Korean Conflict, a member of the American Legion and the V.F.W.
He is survived by his wife, Wilada Webb Long; one son, Doug Long of Little Rock; one daughter, JoAnn Doolos of Baton Rouge, La.; one brother, Ronnie Long of Moro; three sisters, Bonnie Starks of Cabot, Betty Sue Umfress of Yuma, Ariz. and Doris Lindsey of Lonoke; and four grandchildren.
Services were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 28 at the First Baptist Church in Brinkley with Rev. Jim McDaniel officiating. Burial was in Posey Cemetery at Wheatley by Bob Neal and Sons Funeral Home.

Tom Hall
Thomas Willard Hall, 53, died Friday, Sept. 29. He was a native of Jessup. Ga., but had lived most of his life in Helena, West Helena and Phillips County.
He was a member of the Church of God and, at the time of his death, was manager of the Tri-County Fair and president of the Tri-County Fair Association. 
Survivors include his wife, Pam Hall of Helena; a son, James Hall of Waldron; a daughter, Rebecca Hall of Helena; a brother, George Hall of Statsuma, Ala.; a sister, Patsy Melton of London, Ark.; his mother, Velma Hall of Helena; and a granddaughter.
Services were held Monday, Oct. 2 at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel in Helena with Rev. Jim Harrison officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Park in West Helena.
Roller-Citizens Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Vennie Creel
Vennie E. (King) Creel, 92, died Sunday, Oct. 1 in a Corpus Christi, Texas hospital. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Creel .
She is survived by a sister, Geneva Dunlap of Citrus Heights, Calif.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel in Corpus Christi with Dr. Randy Thomas, Pastor of Annaville Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in Memory Gardens.
Sawyer-George Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Martha Ann Moore
Martha Ann Ripper Moore, 33, of Proctor, died Sept. 30.
She was a native of Lee County and was a traffic controller.
She is survived by her husband, James Earl Moore, Sr. of Proctor; her parents, Alfred and Zelma Ripper of Marianna; a brother, Eddie Ripper of Turrell and John Ripper of Marianna; her father-in-law, Robert Moore of Marianna; and mother-in-law, Norma Jean Deavisor of Proctor; and friend, Glenda Murray of Burlison, Tenn.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3 at First Baptist Church in Marianna with Rev. Gene Elliot and Rev. Tony Pasley officiating. Burial was in Marianna Memorial Park.
Roller-Citizens Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

James Moore, Jr.
James Earl (Jimmy) Moore, Jr., 15, of Proctor, died Sept. 30.
He is survived by his father, James Earl Moore, Sr. of Proctor; his maternal grandparents, Alfred and Zelma Ripper of Marianna; his paternal grandfather, Robert Moore of Marianna; and his paternal grandmother, Norma Jean Deavisor of Proctor.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3 at the First Baptist Church in Marianna with Rev. Gene Elliot and Rev. Tony Pasley officiating. Burial was in Marianna Memorial Park.
Roller-Citizens Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Hillary Moore
Hillary Denise Moore, 11, of Proctor, died Sept. 30.
She is survived by her father, James Earl Moore, Sr. of Proctor; her maternal grandparents, Alfred and Zelma Ripper of Marianna; her paternal grandfather, Robert Moore of Marianna; and her paternal grandmother, Norma Jean Deavisor of Proctor.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3 at First Baptist Church in Marianna with Rev. Gene Elliot and Rev. Tony Pasley officiating. Burial was in Marianna Memorial Park.
Roller-Citizens Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mae Vondran
Alma Mae Vondran, 78, of Forrest City, died Oct. 1 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City after a long illness.
She was retired from Sanyo Manufacturing Corp. and she was a Baptist.
Survivors include her husband, W. Elmer Vondran; three sons, Gary Vondran of Forrest City, Ronald Vondran of Johnson City, Tenn. and Thomas Vondran of Horseshoe Bend; one daughter, Ruth Goreham of Montezuma, Iowa; two brothers, Horace Brewer of Mississippi and Ocee Brewer of California; one sister, Delores Brewer of Mena; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3 at Morgan Chapel in Forrest City. Burial was at Forrest Park Cemetery under the direction of Morgan Funeral Home.

Rosetta Robinson
Rosetta Saulsberry Robinson died Sept. 26 at Marvell.
She is survived by one sister-in-law, Mattie Weams of Cleveland, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7 at Hempshire Baptist Church in Aubrey with Rev. Lathan Ester and Rev. G.G. Brown officiating. Burial will be at New Hope Cemetery in Aubrey.
McNeal Funeral Home, Inc. of Brinkley is in charge of arrangements.

Ethel Cole
Ethel Cole, 68, died Monday, November 2, in her home.
She was a resident of Lee County and a member of St. John M.B. Church.
She is survived by one son, Earl Perry of Marianna; five grandchildren and her great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, November 7, at 11 a.m. at St. John M.B. Church in Felton with Rev. Spencer Brown officiating. Burial followed at St. John Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Sevron Johnson, Verdice Diamond, Samuel Benson III, Sam Howard, DeWayne Scott and Avery Scott.
Arrangements were handled by Marianna Funeral Home. 

Louise Gardner
Louise Gardner, 57, died Monday, November 2 at Baptist Hospital in Memphis.
She was a resident of St. Francis County and a member of Pilgrim Rest M.B. Church in Forrest City.
She is survived by two daughters, Doris McKinney of Forrest City and Gwendolyn Richards of Texarkana, AR; two sons, David Gardner and Johnny Gardner, both of Forrest City; four sisters, Elizabeth Tyler, Dorothy White, Ida Lane and Johnnie Ivory; two brothers, James Rountree and John Dillard; four grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Funeral services were held Sunday, November 8, at 12 noon at Pilgrim M.B. Church in Forrest City with Rev. Lee Hamilton officiating. Burial followed at Paradise Gardens Cemetery in Edmondson, AR.
Pallbearers were Michael Sykes, Pat Mitchell, Larry Landons, Jr., Barry Dean, Darrell Swift and Lenard Daniel, Jr.
Honorary pallbearers were Courtney Daniels, Larry Gardner, Elgie Richards, Leon White, Terry Gardner and Ray McKinney.
Arrangements were handled by Marianna Funeral Home.

Gustavia Cleveland
Gustavia Cleveland, 75, died Tuesday, October 27, in her home.
She was a resident of Lee County and a member of New Hope M.B. Church in Moro.
She is survived by one daughter, Carolyn Hill of Marianna; one son, Judge Cleveland, Jr., of Akron, Ohio; three sisters, Marzell Amos of Stockton, CA, Larue Weston and Martha Hughes; two brothers, Paul Hughes of Oakland, CA and Odell Hughes of Chicago; six grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday, November 1, at 2 p.m. in the New Hope M.B. Church in Moro with Rev. Spencer Brown officiating. Burial followed at New Hope Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Clinton Hansberry, Raymond Hansberry, Melvin Farris, Jerry Hughes, Allen Dukes and Avery Scott.
Honorary pallbearers were Judge Cleveland, Royce Cleveland, Mek F. Kashif Cleveland and Herman Clements.
Arrangements were handled by Marianna Funeral Home.

Henry Robinson
Henry Robinson, 93, of Hughes, died Saturday, Nov. 4 at Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Stiger Robinson, and five children, Sally L. Moore, Henry Robinson, Jr., James Robinson, Joe N. Robinson and Greg Robinson
He is survived by 13 daughters, Evelyn Colemen of Benton Harbor, Mich., Mae Council, Pecola Burns and Linita Robinson of Memphis, Lee Ella Robinson of Lafayette, Ind., Mattie Allison of Marianna, Mary Robinson and Linda Petty of Inglewood, Calif., Barbara Grant of Wichita, Kansas, Jacqueline Edwards, Idora Smith and Cynthia Robinson of Dallas and Ora Robinson of Pensacola, Fla.; sons, Cornelious Robinson of Memphis, Tommy Robinson of Marianna, Jimmy Robinson of Hughes, Charles Robinson of Columbus, Ga., Lyndell Robinson of Forrest City, Norman Robinson of West Memphis and James Robinson of Chicago; one sister, Cornelious Wooten of Chicago; 60 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11 at Walnut Grove M.B. Church with Rev. Tommy Robinson, Sr. officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery in Marianna.
Hightower and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mary Eliza Scott
Mary Eliza Scott, 78, of Moro, died Sunday, Nov. 12. She was the daughter of the late Jessie and Martha Lucas.
She is survived by her husband, Rev. Willie Scott of Moro; six children, Emma Jean Manny of Harvey Ill., Lois Blocker, Mary Jackson and Geneva Shells of Little Rock, Robert Scott of Moro and Ollie Scott of Slaughter, La.; a brother, General Webb, Jr. of South Holland, Ill; 22 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18 at New Hope Baptist Church in Moro with Rev. Spencer Brown officiating. Burial will be in the New Hope Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations are to be made to Our House Community Center, 147 West Chestnut Street, Marianna, AR 72360, in care of Mary Stevenson Scott. 

Helen Hughes
Helen M. Hughes, 89, of Haynes, died at her home on Tuesday, Nov. 21.
She was preceded in death by her husband, W.J. Hughes, Sr.
She is survived by one son, W.J. Hughes, Jr. of Haynes; one daughter, Betty Davidson of Marvell; two sisters, Moline Bland and Louise Russon, both of Shreveport, La.; five grandhcildren, six great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22 at Stevens Funeral Home with Rev. Gene Craig officiating. Burial was in Forrest Park Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.

Beatrice McFadden
Beatrice McFadden, 85, died Tuesday, Nov. 21 at Helena Regional Medical Center.
She is survived by a daughter, Geneva Robinson of Marianna; 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1 at Walnut Grove M.B. Church. Funeral Services will be held at 12 noon Saturday, Dec. 2 at the church with Rev. Edgar Starks officiating. Burial will be in Pilgram Cemetery.
J.E. Kennedy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Edwin Howe
Edwin C. Howe, 88, of Forrest City, died Wednesday, Nov. 22 in Forrest City.
He was owner-operator of Howe's Grocery in Forrest City and was a veteran of World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Lonnie Ashon Howe; two daughters, Edlonda Blackwell of Conway and Barbara Howe of Memphis; two brothers, Raymond Howe of Washington and Bill Howe of Crawfordsville; seven sisters, Grace Hoy of Forrest City, Margaret Joe of Pine Bluff, Helen Fong of Marianna, Frances Woo of Georgia, Martha Wing of Mississippi, Madelene Howe of Memphis and Marlene Neely of Indiana; and three grandchildren.
Services were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26 at Stevens Funeral Home Chapel in Forrest City. Burial was in Mt. Vernon Cemetery with Stevens Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Gideon International, P.O. Box 506, Forrest City, AR 72335.

Cassie Warren
Cassie Warren, 77, died Tuesday, Nov. 21 at Helena Regional Medical Center.
She is survived by two nephews and one niece, whom she raised as her own, Elijah Slaughter and Ramson Arnold of Marianna and Sandra V. Ellis of Lexa; three sisters, Ora V. Robinson of Marianna and Mae Etta Griffin and Viola Warren, both of St. Louis, Mo.
Services were held at 12 noon Saturday, Nov. 25 at St. John M.B. Church in Felton with Rev. Napolean Gillespie officiating. Burial was in St. John Church Cemetery.
Marianna Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Verna Doss
Verna Westbrook Doss, 95, of Beebe, died Thursday, Nov. 16.
She was the oldest member of First Baptist Church of Beebe. She and her husband, Tom, were owners of the Doss Hotel in Beebe and Mrs. Doss was hostess for many years at Anderson's Restaurant in Beebe.
Surviving are one daughter, Sammie Jo Andrews of Marianna; one son, David Westbrook Doss of Fayetteville; six grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.
Services were held Saturday, Nov. 18 at Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe.

Emma McDaniel
Emma Stephens McDaniel, 76, died Sunday, Nov. 26 at the Crestpark Nursing Home.
Surviving are two brothers, Rev. Sornester Mosley of Clarendon and Rev. Jasper Stephens of Detroit, Mich.; and a niece and nephew.
Visitation will be held in the Stephens Funeral Chapel from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 at Mt. Gillian Baptist Church, outside of Marianna with Rev. James Scruggs officating. Burial will be in the Gill Cemetery.Stephens Funeral Home in West Helena is in charge of arrangements.

Vernell Nash
Vernell Nash, 70, died Sunday, Nov. 26 at Crestpark Nursing Home in Forrest City.
She is survived by two sisters, Jeanette Holland of Haynes and Annie Turner of Detroit Mich.; and three brothers, Robert Nash of Forrest City, Douglas Nash of Milwaukee, Wis. and Joe Nash of Corpus Christi, Texas.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1 in Kennedy Chapel. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Union M.B. Church in Haynes with Rev. Ted Austin and Rev. O.B. Brown officiating. Burial will be in Clay Hill Cemetery.
J.E. Kennedy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Lula Mae Smith
Lula Mae Smith, 71, died Thursday, Nov. 23 at Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West memphis.
She is survived by three daughters, Viola Miller of Forrest City, Barbara Johnson of Tulsa, Okla. and Shirley Blair of Luxola; three sons, Eddie Water, Jr. of North Little Rock and Author Smith and Melvin Smith, both of Luxora; six sisters, Bernice Lay of Widener, Mildred Harris of Forrest City; Leola Patton and Brenda Hicks of Goodwin, and Easter Garrett and Willie Taylor of Marianna; four brothers, Willie Bogard of Palestine, Wesley Bogard of Marianna, Andrew Bogard of Rochester, N.Y. and Auther Bogard of Forrest City; 23 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1 at Kennedy Chapel. Services will be held at 2p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 at the Church of God in Forrest City with Brother Timothy Forrest officiating. Burial will be in Goodwin Cemetery.

Sharon Hazen
Sharon Rose Hazen, 49, of Wynne, died early Tuesday, Nov. 28 at Cross Ridge Hospital in Wynne after a long illness.
She was the daughter of Willie Wearengin and Lou Ella Davis Searengin. She was a certified nurse aid and a member of the Rolfe Chapel Assembly of God Church near Wynne.
Survivors include her husband, James, of the home; one son, William Swearengin of Florida; one daughter, Rhonda Vibbert of Florida; two brothers, Murray Swearengin of Colorado and Bill Swearengin of Forrest City; two sisters, Delores Hinton of Hunter and Gracie Denton of Wynne; and three grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wendesday, Nov. 29 at Morgan Funeral Home in Forrest City. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30 at the Morgan Chapel with Bro. Donnie Wilson officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery in Brinkley under the direction of Morgan Funeral Home.

Edith Fritzler
Edith Madge Fritzler, 80, of Marianna, died Monday, Nov. 27 at Baptist Hospital East in Memphis.
She was a member of the Midway Baptist Church at Palestine.
Survivors include her husband, Ed Fritzler, of the home; three sons, Charles Frank Elledge of Nashville, Billy and Rufus Elledge, both of Arizona; two daughters, Doris Stauffer of Oklahoma and Betty Hart of Marianna; one brother, Johnnie Wallace of Paragould; 15 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29 at the Morgan Funeral Home in Forrest City. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 30 at Morgan Chapel with Bro. Ken Walls officiating. Burial will follow at Bell Cemetery under the direction of Morgan Funeral Home.


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