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WALTERINE AUSTIN FORSHEE
Mrs. Walterine Austin Forshee, 83, of Fort Worth, Texas, formerly of Blytheville, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002, at her home. Born July 15, 1918, in Mississippi, she was the daughter of the late Hamp and Lela Finn Austin. She was a retired shoe store manager and affiliated with the Nazarene Church. Her hobbies included sewing, needlework and crafts.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Willis Herbert Forshee.
Mrs. Forshee leaves her son and daughter-in-law, Pete and Connie Forshee of Arlington, Texas;
One daughter and son-in-law, Katherine and Bob N. White of Russellville;
One brother, Leon Austin of Utica, Miss.;
Two sisters and brothers-in-law, Lorene and Jim Sykes of Gilbertown, Ala., and Mildred and Solon Lott of Jonesboro; and
Six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. today at the Cobb Funeral Home in Blytheville. Mr. Eugene Huntington officiated, and burial followed in Memorial Park Cemetery.

YVONNE HOWELL
Ms. Yvonne Howell, 44, of Pine Bluff, formerly of Blytheville, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002, at St. Vincent Hospital in Little Rock. Born Nov. 2, 1957, in Saginaw, Mich., she had been a nurse's aid.
Ms. Howell leaves her father, David Ray of Argo, Ill.;
Three sons, John Franklin, Frank Goodman and Darius Goodman, all of Blytheville;
One daughter, Latasha Goodman of Blytheville;
Ten sisters, Marilyn Bailey, Deborah Ray and Gail Ray, all of Argo, Ill., Erica Ray of Palos Hills, Ill., Brenda Goodman and Janice Williams, both of Blytheville, Marilyn Goodman, Gwen Hill, Luther Mae Studivent and Sue Goodman, all of Saginaw; and
Twelve grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel in Blytheville, with Elder John Blair officiating. Burial will follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery in Blytheville.
The family will receive visitors from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

ADELLE METHENY
Mrs. Adelle Metheny, 90, of Blytheville, died this morning at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Blytheville. Born Dec. 27, 1911, in Waverley, Tenn., the daughter of Joe and Ethel Hensley Bledsoe, she was a lifelong Blytheville resident and affiliated with the Church of God. Mrs. Metheny was a homemaker and devoted mother who, according to family members, enjoyed crocheting, sewing and needlework.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Owen Metheny, and one son, Gene Metheny.
Mrs. Metheny leaves four sons, Jack Metheny of Michigan City, Ind., Lewis Metheny of Dallas, and Waymon and Clayton Metheny, both of Blytheville;
Two daughters, Betty Huffman and Barbara Fannin, both of Blytheville;
One sister, Velda Espinoza of West Memphis; and
Eighteen grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Cobb Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Dogwood Cemetery.
The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

JESSIE LEE THOMAS
Mrs. Jessie Lee Thomas, 73, of Marked Tree, formerly of Turrell, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002, in Marked Tree. Born in Schlater, Miss., she had been a driver for the Area Agency of Aging. Mrs. Thomas was a member of the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Turrell and the Order of Eastern Star.
She leaves one daughter, Ruby Thomas of Newport;
Nine sons, Freeman Wiseman and Larry Thomas, both of Chicago, John Thomas, Ray Thomas and Henry Thomas, all of Marked Tree, Peter Thomas and Willie Thomas, both of West Palm Beach, Fla., Frank Thomas of Milwaukee and Jay Thomas of Blytheville;
Three sisters, Lottie Thomas of Chicago and Birdia Polk and Ann Washington, both of Gary, Ind.;
One brother of Greenville, Miss.;
One brother-in-law, Ted Polk;
Six daughters-in-law and one son-in-law; and
Twenty-one grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, Highway 42, in Turrell. Burial will take place at River View Cemetery in Marked Tree.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the W.H. Johnson Funeral Home in Earle.

ALFONZO WARREN
Mr. Alfonzo Warren, 67, of West Memphis, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2002, at Crittenden Memorial Hospital.
He leaves his wife, Mattie Mae Warren of West Memphis;
Eight daughters, Jacqueline Macklin of Memphis, Shirley Washington, Erma Jean Warren, Sharon Warren, Debra Ann Warren, Denise Warren and Brenda Howard, all of West Memphis, and Joann Coburn of East St. Louis, Ill.;
Five sons, Phillip Brooks of East St. Louis, Sonny Ray Warren, Nathaniel Warren and Reginald Warren, all of West Memphis, and James Brown of Parkin;
Three sisters, Theresa Barber of West Memphis, Clara Warren of Blytheville and Edna Mae Gordon of Dallas;
Two brothers, Isaac Warren of Little Rock and Dave Warren of Earle; and
Seventeen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Anthony Funeral Home Chapel South. Burial will follow in St. Luke Cemetery in Earle.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

JANET LYNN BAILEY WILLIAMS
Ms. Janet Lynn Bailey Williams, 46, of Leachville, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in South Bend, Ind., she had lived most of her life in Panama City, Fla., and Louisiana. She was a retired employee of the state of Louisiana, working at the Hammond Developmental Center for the mentally and physically handicapped. She had been a Leachville resident for the past seven years.
Ms. Williams leaves her parents, Jim and Rita Bailey of Leachville.
She was preceded in death by one brother, James Bailey Jr., and one sister, Jane Bailey.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Leachville. The Rev. Don Wilson will officiate, and burial will follow in Leachville Cemetery.
The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

HAROLD GENE CUDE
Mr. Harold Gene Cude, 73, of Leachville, died Thursday, June 21, 2001, at his home. Born Aug. 30, 1927, in Leachville, the son of Melvin and Margaret Mae Cude, he was a lifelong Leachville resident. He was a retired farmer and of the Baptist faith. 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Bill Cude.
Mr. Cude leaves his wife, Mrs. Bernice Cude of the home;
One son, Chuck Allen of Leachville;
Two brothers, Modell Cude of Hollywood, Fla., and Paul Cude of O'Fallon, Mo.; and
Two grandchildren, Jennifer Allen and Jeffery Lee Allen, both of Leachville.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Leachville, with the Rev. Chris Wright officiating. Burial will follow in the Leachville Cemetery.
The family will receive visitors from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

FLOYD MILTON DESPAIN
Mr. Floyd Milton DeSpain, 92, of Manila, died Thursday, June 21, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Blytheville. Born in Carbondale, Ill., he had been a Manila resident for most of his life and was a retired farmer.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, John DeSpain and James DeSpain, and a sister, Effie Schaeffer.
Mr. DeSpain leaves his wife of 50 years, Norma Grable DeSpain of the home;
Two daughters, Mrs. Glenda Killough and Mrs. Brenda Haynes, both of Blytheville;
Two sisters, Mrs. Mae Staples and Mrs. Alice Morrow, both Ann Arbor, Mich.;
Five grandchildren, David A. Garner Jr., Jennifer L. Garner, Michael D. Killough, Jamie C. Cole and William Floyd DeSpain; and
Two great-grandchildren, David A. Garner III and Loren Rylee Garner.
Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Manila, with the Rev. William Piercy and the Rev. Randy Lemmons officiating. Burial will follow in the Manila Cemetery.
The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

TRUMALEE WATSON RAZER
Mrs. Trumalee Watson Razer, 77, of Blytheville, the widow of Marvin Razer, died Thursday, June 21, 2001, as a result of an accident east of the golf course on the Arkansas Aeroplex in Blytheville. Born Sept. 6, 1923, in Keiser, the daughter of Edward William and Zora Myrtle Markham Watson, she was a lifelong Mississippi County resident, a retired bookkeeper and a member of the First Baptist Church. She was a volunteer for both the Red Cross and the Baptist Hospital Auxiliary and a member of the Mississippi County Community College Booster Club. Mrs. Razer was a sports enthusiast and an avid golfer and bowled in the women's league at the Blytheville Bowling Center.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Anna Watson Anchlin and Sarah "Sis" Watson Harlan; and two brothers, Marion Edward Watson and Edward W. Watson.
Mrs. Razer leaves two brothers, Carl "Dick" Watson of Blytheville and Charles "Buck" Watson of Paducah, Ky.; and
Several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Cobb Funeral Home Chapel in Blytheville, with the Rev. Bill Fuller officiating. Burial will follow in Mississippi County Memorial Garden in Osceola.
The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

GENEVA A. RICHARDSON
Mrs. Geneva A. Richardson, 78, of Conway, died Wednesday, June 20, 2001, at her home. She was the daughter of Oscar and Della Alexander of Blytheville.
Mrs. Richardson leaves her husband, H.B. "Jim" Richardson of the home;
Five children, Anita Briscoe of Tipton, Mo., J.D. Stilwell and Patti Carpenter, both of Haugan, Mont., Dick Richardson of Conway and Frank Richardson of Osceola; and
Thirteen grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.
The gathering will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday in Griffin Leggett-Conway Chapel, 1751 Dave Ward Dr. (Highway 286 West), (501) 327-5000. The Rev. Dusty Day and the Rev. Bill Hughes will officiate. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Conway.
The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

JAMES COLUMBUS YOUNT
Mr. James Columbus Yount, 82, of Little Rock, died Monday, June 18, 2001, at Pleasant Valley Living Center in Little Rock. Born Jan. 31, 1919, in Savannah, Tenn., he had been an exterminator.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Eldridge Yount and Ada Moffett Yount.
Mr. Yount leaves his daughter, Suzanne Fehr of St. Petersburg, Fla.;
Two sisters, Juanita Yount Gray of Blytheville and Louisa Howard of St. Louis;
One granddaughter, Page Goodman of St. Petersburg; and Nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were conducted at 1 p.m. today at Pemiscot Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Caruthersville, Mo., with Mr. Craig Lindsey officiating.
Bradshaw Funeral Home in Steele, Mo., was in charge of arrangements.

CHARLES FRED BOLING
Mr. Charles Fred Boling, 58, of Manila, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001, at his home. Born in Manila, the son of Hite and Eunice Boling, he was a retired farmer and life-long Manila resident. He was a member of Community United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Mr. Boling leaves his wife, Laverne Lawrence Boling of the home;
One son, Eric Ray Boling of Manila;
One daughter, Fay Boling-Fisher of Manila;
One sister, Wilma "Midge" East of Manila; and
Four grandchildren, Blake, Sarah, Brandie and Dustin.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Manila, with the Rev. Michael Winberry officiating. Burial will follow in the Manila Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Jimmy Williams, Tony Crowell, J.R. King, Nelson Morris, Robbie Lawrence and John Piercy.
The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Community United Methodist Church in Manila.

BENJAMIN CLYDE MYERS
Mr. Benjamin Clyde Myers, 80, of Manila, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001, at the Manila Nursing Center. Born in Shawnee, Okla., the son of Clyde and Callie Myers, he was raised by his stepmother, Mrs. Jewel Myers, whom, according to his family, he loved very much. He was a retired millwright with the James River Paper Co. in Kalamazoo, Mich., where he lived until moving to Manila in 1991. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Manila.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Greta Myers, in February of this year, and his parents.
Mr. Myers leaves his daughter, Sherry Wiersma of Kalamazoo;
His granddaughter, Mrs. Julie Ferreira of Baltimore; and
Three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Manila, with the Rev. Michael Winberry officiating. Burial will follow in the Manila Cemetery.
The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

THEODORE R. PAYNE
Mr. Theodore R. Payne, 82, of Steele, Mo., died Monday, April 9, 2001, at River Oaks Nursing Center in Steele. Born Jan. 31, 1919, in Blytheville, the son of George and Lula Norman Payne, he was a lifelong area resident. Mr. Payne was a farmer and member of the First Baptist Church in Steele.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, two sisters and one son, Billy Gene Payne.
Mr. Payne leaves his wife of 61 years, Evelyn Burress Payne of the home;
One son, Jerry W. Payne, and his wife, Karen, of Northville, Mich.; and
Seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Cobb Funeral Home Chapel in Blytheville. The Rev. James Mousie will officiate, and burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery.
The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

CORA BELLE COOK SMITH
Mrs. Cora Belle Cook Smith, 83, of Jonesboro, died Monday, April 9, 2001, at St. Bernard's Village in Jonesboro. She was a homemaker. Born Aug. 30, 1917, in Pine Bluff, she was one of seven children in the family of Frank Joseph and Cora Dickie Cook. She graduated from Pine Bluff High School and attended Monticello A&M College.
Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene B. Smith Jr. They were married in 1944 and moved to Jonesboro in 1945 where Mr. Smith was affiliated with the Jonesboro Sun for 26 years. He then entered banking and was assistant to the president of Citizens Bank before moving to Little Rock with Union National Bank in 1970. After Mr. Smith's death in 1982, Mrs. Smith returned to Jonesboro.
While in Jonesboro, Mrs. Smith was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Business Women's Sunday School Class. She was nursery coordinator for many years and served on various church committees. Mrs. Smith was a life member of the Jonesboro Junior Auxiliary; a charter member of the United Way, being the first female member of that board; city and county chairman of Mother's March on polio, serving as chairman of the 1954 field trials when the Salk vaccine inoculations were first given to all area school children; a charter and life member of the President's Council of Arkansas State University; a member of the Jonesboro Country Club ladies' golf association; and a member of Chapter AJ PEO Sisterhood.
While in Little Rock, she was a member of CARTI, the Salvation Army Auxiliary and the Pleasant Valley Country Club ladies' golf association. Moving to Leachville in 1989, Mrs. Smith became an associate member of the Leachville First United Methodist Church, was a member of the Chamber of Commerce and chairman of the Melody Theater renovation committee.
Mrs. Smith leaves one daughter, Lynda Edwards, and her husband, John, of Leachville;
Two grandchildren, Todd Smith Edwards and his wife, Marti McClung Edwards, of Leachville and Brandi Edwards Hurst and her husband, Bob, of Valley View;
Two great-grandchildren, Dax Hunter Hurst and Haddyn Nicole Hurst;
One sister, Mildred Scott of Pine Bluff; and
One brother, Joe Cook of Waco, Texas.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers, Charlie Cook, Leo Cook, Leonard Cook and John Ed Cook, all of Pine Bluff.
A graveside service will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery, with the Rev. Emil Williams officiating. Following the service a celebration of the life of Mrs. Smith will be held at 10 a.m. at St. Bernard's Village on Wilkins Street in Jonesboro.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Langford's Funeral Service in Jonesboro.
Memorials may be sent to the Eugene B. Smith Jr. Scholarship Fund at Arkansas State University, the Salvation Army or St. Bernard's Village.

JW EDWARD 'BUD' WORTHAM
Mr. JW Edward "Bud"Wortham, 83, of Manila, died Sunday, April 8, 2001, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born July 7, 1917, in Manila the son of William and Jennie Wortham.
Mr. Wortham was a lifelong Manila resident and a member of the First Baptist Church. He was a retired farmer and city of Manila firefighter. According to his family, Mr. Wortham was an avid golfer and a huge baseball fan.
He leaves his wife of 57 years, Mrs. Irene Wortham of the home;
One son, JW Edward Wortham Jr. of Tulsa, Okla.;
One daughter, Susan Wortham Lewis of Jonesboro;
One brother, George Wortham of Batesville;
One sister, Maureen Powell of Manila;
Four grandchildren, Stephanie Johnson of Jonesboro, Steven Lewis of Little Rock, Brian Wortham of Nashville, Tenn., and Tiffany Wortham of Tulsa; and
Two great-grandchildren, Taylor and Shelby Johnson.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Manila. The Rev. James Fowler and Bro. Ray Dill will officiate, and burial will follow in the Manila Cemetery.
The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

DR. DOYLE J. BREWER
Dr. Doyle J. Brewer, 81, of Blytheville, died Saturday, July 28, 2001, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. Born in Fifty-six, the son of Ambrose and Anis Mealer Brewer, he was a longtime Blytheville resident and a member of the First Baptist Church. He was an ordained deacon at Trinity Baptist Church, an active Gideon and served on the Mississippi County Mission Board. Dr. Brewer was the owner of Brewer Chiropractic Clinic, an associate professor at Life College of Chiropractic in Atlanta and served as a representative for the state of Arkansas to the International Chiropractic Association for 15 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Corps, having been stationed at Bakersfield, Calif., as an X-ray technician throughout his service career.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers.
Dr. Brewer leaves his wife, Daisy Harris Brewer of the home;
One son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Jamie Brewer of Albon, Ill.; and
One granddaughter, Kayla Brewer.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church in Blytheville, with the Rev. Bill Fuller officiating. Burial will follow in the Manila Cemetery.
The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Cobb Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, 715 W. Walnut St. in Blytheville or Gideons International.

ESSIE MAE JONES
Ms. Essie Mae Jones, 64, of Blytheville, died today at her home.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Wilson Funeral Home of Blytheville.
[Published Aug 01, 2001]

MARGIE LOVELACE
Mrs. Margie Lovelace, 82, of Blytheville, died Sunday at her home.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Cobb Funeral Home.
[Published Aug 01, 2001]

HAROLD MOSLEY
Mr. Harold Mosley, 73, of Blytheville died Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Blytheville.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Cobb Funeral Home.
[Published Aug 01, 2001]

DANNY BOURLAND
Mr. Danny Bourland, 62, of Blytheville, died Saturday, June 1, 2002, at Methodist Hospital in Germantown, Tenn. Born in the Lost Cane Community to Merritt and Estelle Stutts Bourland, he was a lifelong area resident and member of First Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He had farming and agricultural interests and was a former manager of Cotton Growers Gin. He was a financial consultant with A.G. Edwards and Sons in Blytheville prior to his retirement.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Mr. Bourland leaves his wife, Mrs. Dorris Wheeler Bourland, of the home;
Two daughters, Layne Bourland, and Kelly Boothe and her husband Tom, all of Maumelle;
Three brothers, James Bourland of Jonesboro, Larry Bourland of York, Pa., and Freddie Bourland of Keiser; and
One grandson, Carson Boothe.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church in Blytheville with the Rev. Bill Fuller officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery.
The family will receive visitors from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Cobb Funeral Home in Blytheville.

FRANCES L. CHISM
Mrs. Frances L. Chism, 83, of Blytheville, the widow of John Chism, died Monday, June 3, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Blytheville. Born Sept. 13, 1918, she was a lifelong Blytheville resident and of the Pentecostal faith. She was the former owner of the Greyhound Bus Station Cafe in Blytheville.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Odie B. Vincent; one daughter, Geneva Vincent; one son, Thomas Vincent; and one sister, Inez Griffin.
Mrs. Chism leaves two daughters, Shirley Milburn of Blytheville and Janet McFarland of Paragould;
One stepson, Danny Chism of Blytheville; and
Eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Cobb Funeral Home Chapel in Blytheville, with the Rev. Steve Spears officiating. Burial will follow in Dogwood Cemetery.
The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

BILLY CALVIN COBB
Mr. Billy Calvin Cobb, 74, of Cabool, Mo., died Monday, June 3, 2002, at his home. Born in Blytheville, the son of Charles Ellett Cobb and Stella Lorene Morgan Cobb, he and his wife, Pat, had resided in Cabool for the past 28 years.
He was a retired business owner and had turned a much-loved hobby of flying into a business by buying and selling airplanes. Before moving to Cabool, he was sales manager for HiAir, an aircraft sales subsidiary company of Holiday Inns. After retiring from flying, his hobby became traveling in his recreational vehicle. He and his wife have spent the last 20 years traveling.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Charles Ellett Cobb Jr. and James Edward Cobb.
Mr. Cobb leaves his wife, Patricia Morris Cobb, formerly of Paragould;
Two sons, William Kendall Cobb and Richard Ellett Cobb and wife, Leasa, of Rogersville, Mo.;
Two daughters, Brenda Sue Huestis of Bakersville, Calif., and Sharon Faye Flick and husband, Phil, of Fresno, Calif.;
Two brothers, Donald Joe Cobb and wife, Nancy, of Richmond, Va., and Philip Morgan Cobb and wife, Elaine, of Yukon, Okla.;
One sister, Doris Jean Grimes and husband, Jerry, of Fort Wayne, Ind.;
Two sisters-in-law, Melba Jarrett of Blytheville and Louise Cobb of Memphis;
Two brothers and sisters-in-law, the Rev. Royce and Kathryn Boling and Hughlen and Deloris Shatley of Paragould; and
Nine grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Cabool Christian Church. Bro. Royce Boling and Bro. Bob Martin will officiate. Burial will conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Paragould.
The family will receive visitors from 6 to 7 p.m. today at Elliott-Gentry Funeral Home in Cabool.
Memorials may be made to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Thoracic/Head and Neck, 1515 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, Texas, 77030, or Community Hospice of America, 101 E. Second St., Mountain Grove, Mo., 65711.

GEORGE COWLEY SR.
Mr. George Cowley Sr., 80, of Blytheville, died Sunday, June 2, 2002, in Joiner. Born in Tupelo, Miss., he had been a farmer.
Mr. Cowley leaves his wife, Bernice Cowley of the home;
His daughters, Barbara Taylor, Diane Wilson, Gloria Smith, Rena Cowley, Valerie William and Yolanda Cowley, all of Saginaw, Mich., Debra J. Dawkins of St. Louis, Angela Barker of Wilson, Pamela Cowley and Ruby Cowley, both of Blytheville, Georgia Mae Cowley of Tupelo, Emma Jean Jackson of Chicago and Paulene Merion of Plantville, Miss.;
His sons, George Cowley Jr., Deroll Cowley and James Cowley, all of Blytheville, Roosevelt Cowley of Trumann, Timothy Cowley of Frenchman's Bayou and Murial Cowley of Saginaw;
His brothers, Chester Cowley of Tupelo, Nolan Cowley of Chicago and Murial Cowley of St. Louis; and
Sixty grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Taylor and Kimbrough Funeral Home Chapel in Joiner, with burial following in Bowden Cemetery.
The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

JOHN LAWRENCE WOODARD
Mr. John Lawrence Woodard, 89, of Athelstan, died Tuesday, June 4, 2002, in Osceola. Born Oct. 29, 1912, in Fayetteville, Tenn., he had been a member of Keiser Methodist Church, a former member of the boards of directors of Home Oil Co., Federal Land Bank, Production Credit Association and Little River Gin Co.. He had been a landowner and farmer.
He was preceded in death by his brother, James Woodard; three sisters, Sarah Gibson, Helen Ashley and Thelma Ashley; a grandson, James David Alexander; one stepson, Edward Beardsley; and one stepdaughter, Frances Morgan.
Mr. Woodard leaves his wife, Ola Mae Woodard of the home;
One daughter, Betty Lawrence Woodard Alexander of Wilson;
One stepdaughter, Peggy Benefield of Calico Rock;
One stepson, Robert Newton of St. Louis;
One sister, Mrs. Evelyn Hughes of Manila;
Eight grandchildren, William Jackson Alexander, MD, of Denver, Mapra Kathleen Gentry of Houston, Elizabeth Jeanne Stratton of Bentonville, Dr. Eldon Lawrence Alexander of Seal Beach, Calif., Julie Isabelle Smith of Fairview, Tenn., Steven Bradshaw Alexander of Benton, Pam Klaus of St. Louis and Lynne Newton of Minneapolis, Minn.; and
Twenty great-grandchildren and 20 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday in the Roller-Swift Funeral Home Chapel in Osceola, with burial following in Ermen Cemetery. The Rev. Jim Stone will officiate.
The family will receive visitors at 9 a.m. prior to service time.


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