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Leslie Williams
Mr. Leslie Williams, age 53, of Forrest City, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City.
Mr. Williams was born May 1, 1947, in Tillatoba, Miss., the son of Ruthie Bradford. He was the director of Counseling Services of Eastern Arkansas, and he was also a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Mr. Williams is survived by his wife, Gwendolyn C. Williams of Forrest City; two sons, Jason Williams and Justen Williams, both of Forrest City; his mother; six brothers, L. C. Poole of Hayward, Calif., Joe Williams of Forrest City, John Williams and Glen Williams, both of Memphis, Charles Williams of San Francisco and Huley Williams of Charleston, Miss.; seven sisters, Cleotha Flowers and Lizzie Matherson, both of Milwaukee, Wis., Girdine Smith of Charleston, Miss., Christine Dumas of Riverdale, Ill., Essie Bland of Chicago, Ill., and Bessie Reed and Winnie Mae Johnson, both of Memphis and one grandchild.
Funeral services for Mr. Williams will be Friday, Feb. 2, 2001, at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church with Rev. Ronald Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Forrest City Cemetery under the direction of Clay Funeral Home.

Ruby Lee Crockett
Miss Ruby Lee Crockett, age 74, of Chicago, Ill., died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, West Suburin Oak Park, Ill.
Miss Crockett, formerly of Marianna, is survived by three daughters, Henrene Bailey of Edgewater, N.J., Thelma Dean Burrell of Forrest Park, Ill. and Tommye Lee Dunlaney of Maywood, Ill; four sisters, Jaunita Powell, Vera Platt, Carrie Irvin and Selenar Buchanan; and five grandchildren.
Funeral services for Miss Crockett will be Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, at 11 a.m. at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Aubrey with Rev. Hal Johnson officiating. There will be a visitation prior to the service from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Antioch M.B. Church. Mcneal Funeral Home, Inc. of Brinkley, and Calahan Funeral Home of Chicago, Ill., are in charge of arrangements.

Lloyd Gustavus
Mr. Lloyd Gustavus, age 92, of Palestine died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City.
Mr. Gustavus was a retired farmer and a member of the Bethel Baptist Church in Forrest City.
He is survived by four daughters, Elizabeth Chrestman of Byhalia, Miss., Mary Killingsworth of Caldwell, Peggy Taylor of Palestine and Betty Kucera of Sealy, Texas; four sons, Johnny Gustavus, of Des Arc, Tommy Gustavus of Senatobia, Miss., Freddie Gustavus of West Memphis and James Gustavus of Marion; 22 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
Mr. Gustavus was preceded in death by his wife Carrie Gustavus and a son Henry Gustavus.
Funeral services for Mr. Gustavus are scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001 at 2 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church with burial following at Hughes Cemetery. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home of West Memphis is in charge of arrangements.

Nellie Jane Hastings
Mrs. Nellie Jane Hastings, age 88, of Forrest City, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001, at Chritopher Homes.
Mrs. Hastings, born Aug. 8, 1912, she was the daughter of Bluford Williams and Emer Williams. She was a housewife and a Baptist.
Mrs. Hastings is survived by two sons, Roy Hastings of Louisiana and George Hastings of Forrest City; four daughters, Louise Cox of Alabama, Jean Witt of Louisiana, Mildred Aunspaugh and Wilma Riggs, both of Forrest City; a sister Mary Cole of Forrest City; 18 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Hastings, Sr., in 1970, and a son, Andrew Bud Hastings, Jr., in 1998.
There will be visitation service for Mrs. Hastings, Friday, Feb. 2, 2001 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Chapel of Morgan Funeral Home. Funeral services for Mrs. Hastings will be Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, at 2 p.m. at Morgan Chapel with Bro. J. D. Webb officiating. Burial will follow at Forrest Park Cemetery under the direction of Morgan Funeral Home.

Johnny Nelson Malone
Mr. Johnny Nelson Malone, age 59, of Pine Bluff, died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Malone was a machinist and a Baptist.
He is survived by his wife, Billie Currie Malone; a son, Johnny Malone Jr. of Brickeys; a step-son, Chris Herrington of Memphis; his mother, Mary Malone of West Memphis; two brothers, Bill Malone of Pontotoc, Miss. and Holland Malone of Alger, Mich. and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Herman Malone and a sister Helen Lindsey.
Funeral services for Mr. Malone were held Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001, at Essex Funeral Home Chapel in DeWitt.
The family requests that all memorials be sent to the Leukemia Society.

Neal Edward Wade II
Neal Edward Wade II, age 85, of Detroit, Mich., formerly of Forrest City, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, at St. Mary's Hospital in Livonia, Mich.
Mr. Wade was a deacon at Beth Salem Baptist Church and was a member for over 40 years and he was a retired farmer.
He is survived by a daughter, Ruthie McGhee of Forrest City; a son, Arthur Wade of Canton, Mich.; a sister, Lonneva Ferrell of Caldwell; and two brothers, Willie Wade and Eugene Wade of Milwaukee, Wis.
Funeral services for Mr. Wade will be held Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, at 11 a.m., at Beth Salem M.B. Church with Rev. V. L. Faulkner and Rev. Samuel Turner officiating. There will be a visitation service for Mr. Wade at 10 to 11 a.m., prior to the funeral. Burial will follow in Casteel Cemetery under the direction of Kennedy Funeral Home.

Mable I. White
Mrs. Mable I. White, age 77, of Widener, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001, in her home.
Mrs. White was born July 28, 1923 in Alabama and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Hartley Keenum. She lived in St. Francis County most of her life, was a housewife and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church.
Mrs. White was preceded in death by her husband, Wilburn White in 1997 and is survived by a daughter, Mecial Baldwin of Widener; two sisters, Lillian Montgomery, of Widener and Mavis Clark, of Alabama; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
A graveside service for Mrs. White is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, at 1 p.m. in Forrest Park Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.

Barbara "Bobbie" Roy Boozer
Mrs. Barbara Roy Boozer, age 43, of Caldwell, died Monday, February 5, 2001, at her home.
Mrs. Boozer, born Jan. 12, 1958 in LaMarque, Texas, was the daughter of Francis Roy Sr. and the late Hazel Mae Corner Roy. Prior to moving to Arkansas Mrs. Boozer was an abstract clerk in Anahuac,Texas. She was the general manager of the West Memphis Holiday Inn and had served in management with Holiday Inn over the past five years.
In 1977 Mrs. Boozer married Cecil Leonard Boozer Jr., who survives her along with a son, Everett Boozer of Jonesboro; a daughter, Frances Bratton of Bartlett, Tenn; her father, Francis Roy Sr. of Anahuac, Texas; her step-mother, Maggie Roy, of Anahuac, Texas; a brother Raymond Junior of Anahuac, Texas; a sister, Sarah Wilson of Kerrville, Texas and one grandson.
Mrs. Boozer was preceded in death by a brother, Francis Roy Jr.
Funeral services for Mrs. Boozer were held Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001, at the Chapel of Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home in Wynne with the Rev. Bob Thomas officiating. Burial followed at Harris Chapel Cemetery in Wynne under the direction of Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home of Wynne and McCrory.
The family requests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.

Bennett Watson Land
Mr. Bennett Watson Land, age 75, of Norman, Okla., died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, at the Norman Regional Hospital in Norman.
Mr. Land, born Jan. 18, 1926 in Little Rock, was the son of Levin Land and Laverne Holwell Land. He devoted his life to ministery where he served in Arkansas, Missouri and Kansas. Mr. Land was a graduate of Florida State University and a veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Perkins, Okla.
In 1953 Mr. Land married Imogene Richardson and she survives him along with a daughter, Linda Leslie of Greenbrier; three sons, Robert Land of Perkins, Okla., Richard Land of Little Rock, and David Land of Circleville, Ohio; and five grandchildren.
Services for Mr. Land will be held Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Stevens Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Bell Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
The family requests that memorials be sent to the World War II Memorial Monument.

Geraldine "Gerry" Cecil Barnett
Mrs. Geraldine "Gerry" Cecil Barnett, age 79, of Maumelle, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Little Rock.
Mrs. Barnett was born on Aug. 14, 1921, in Leachville, and was the daughter of Walter McPherson and Ola Hays McPherson. She was a long time resident of Forrest City where she worked for Jefferson Standard Life Insurance Company and owned and operated a music store and resale shop, before moving to Maumelle.
Mrs. Barnett married Curtis Cecil in 1937, and he preceded her in death in 1975. She married Pierce Barnett in 1977, and he preceded her in death in 1990. She is survived by three daughters, Sharon Marrs of Maumelle, Karen Magee of Conway and Gerry Lynne Bowers of Searcy; two sons, Terry Cecil of Colleyville, Texas and Wayne Cecil of Corinth, Texas; 10 brothers and sisters, Imogene Brustol, Randall McPherson, Bonnie Withem, Wayne McPherson, Winona Darre, Vern McPherson, Bill McPherson, Ron McPherson, Pat Heugatter and Rick McPherson; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mrs. Barnett will be Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Feb. 9, 2001, at 2 p.m., at Stevens Funeral Home, with burial following in Forrest Park Cemetery. Stevens Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
The family requests that memorials be made to the American Heart Association or to the charity of choice.

Cornelius Burns
Mr. Cornelius Burns, age 96, of Forrest City, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001 in his home.
Mr. Burns, a retired farmer, was born Feb. 16, 1904 in Widener to Jackson Jones and Helen Jones.
He is survived by three sons, Waverly Burns of Chicago, Ill., Charles Burns of Forrest City, and Cecil Burns of Widener; a daughter, Lovie Smith of Chicago; a sister, Samantha Shelby of Evanston, Ill.; 86 grandchildren; 66 great-grandchildren; 39 great-great grandchildren and nine great-great-great grandchildren.
Visitation for Mr. Burns will be Friday, Feb. 9, 2001 from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Clay Funeral Home. Funeral services for Mr. Burns will be Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, at 2 p.m. at Salem Baptist Church with Elder J. B. Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Forrest City Cemetery under the direction of Clay Funeral Home.

Pauline Davison
Mrs. Pauline Davison, age 81, of Forrest City, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001, at St. Benards Hospital in Jonesboro.
Mrs. Davison was born on Oct. 24, 1919, in Hunter and was the daughter of Sam Sorrels and Laura Nelson Sorrels. She had made Forrest City her home most of her life where she was a retired nurse and a housewife. Mrs. Davison was a member of Second Baptist Church.
She was married to Newton Franklin Davison in 1940, and he preceded her in death in 1983. Mrs. Davison was also preceded in death by six brothers, one granddaughter and one great-grandson. She is survived by two daughters, Laura Ramsey of Glenco and Mary Crowson of Paragould; two sons, Bill Davison and Jerry Davison, both of Forrest City; two sisters, Ona Buchann of Greenbriar and Irene Atkins of Pine Bluff; 10 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
Visitation services will be held on Friday, Feb. 9, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services for Mrs. Davison will be held on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, at 2 p.m., at Stevens Funeral Home, with Rev. Charles Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Forrest Park Cemetery with Stevens Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Pearl Greer
Mrs. Pearl Greer, age 84, of Forrest City, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2001 at the Baptist Medical Center.
Mrs. Greer, a housekeeper, was born Oct. 29, 1916 in Meridian, Miss. to Markcus and Creola Green.
She is survived by two sons, Robert Greer Jr. of Toledo, Ohio and Markcus Greer of Forrest City; three daughters, Roberta McFadden of Detroit, Mich., Rosie Dority of Little Rock and Mary Lee Dillard of Forrest City; two sisters, Emma Thompson of Toledo, Ohio and Katie Bailey of Forrest City; 33 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mrs. Greer will be Friday, Feb. 9, 2001, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Clay Funeral Home. Funeral services for Mrs. Greer will be Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001 at 10 a.m. at United Christian M.B. Church. Burial will follow at Scott-Bond Cemetery under the direction of Clay Funeral Home.

Lucinda Hardrick
Mrs. Lucinda Hardrick, age 99, of Forrest City, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City.
Mrs. Hardrick was a retired school teacher and a member of Salem M.B. Church, and was on the Mother Board.
She is survived by one daughter, Conella Smith of Milwaukee, Wis.; three sons, Ossie Hardrick of Milwaukee, Wis., Lloyd Hardrick of Forrest City and Theophilus Hardwick, of Gary, Ind.; two sisters, Ida M. Baker and Armetta Davis, both of Gary, Ind.; 29 grandchildren, 105 great-grandchildren and 100 great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation services will be held on Friday, Feb. 9, 2001, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Kennedy Chapel Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, at 11 a.m., at Salem M.B. Church, with Rev. Felix Duchworth officiating. Burial will follow in Paradise Gardens Cemetery, in Edmonds. Kennedy Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Michael Aubrey Pervin
Mr. Michael Aubrey Pervin, age 47, of Colt, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, at his home.
Mr. Pervin was born on Oct. 24, 1953, in Sheffield, Ala. He was the son of Vernon Aubrey Pervin and the late Roselle C. Chrisco. Mr. Pervin was a resident of Cross and St. Francis Counties for most of his life. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Wynne and was a veteran of the United States Navy and had served during the Vietnam war. Mr. Pervin was a truck driver and a diver for the Search and Rescue Team in St. Francis County for seven years and in the past had been employed in the St. Francis County Sheriff's office as an auxiliary deputy. He was and EMT in Wynne and had also served as a U.S. Marshall. Mr. Pervin was a fireman in Hughes and was a member of the American Legion Post in Forrest City.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Roselle Pervin; and by his grandparents, Clara Chrisco, Earnest Chrisco, Eddie Pervin and Cora Ella Pervin.
He is survived by his wife, Helen Dobson Pervin of Colt; his father, Aubrey Pervin of Wynne; two sons, Matt Pervin of Wynne and Jasen Dobson of Caldwell; a daughter, Barbara Westmoreland of Forrest City and four grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mr. Pervin were held on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, at the Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home Chapel in Wynne, with the Rev. David Langley officiating. Burial followed in Smith Chapel Cemetery, in Wynne. Thompson-Wison Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Rev. Mathia Marie Tucker
Rev. Mathia Marie Tucker, age 69, of Colt, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001, in Little Rock.
Rev. Tucker,the pastor of Mt. Harmony M.B. Church in Colt, was a pastor for the past eight years. She was also a Girl Scout leader with Caldwell Post #298, a leader for Boy Scout Troop #181, a leader in the Caldwell 4-H, a member of the Eastern Star and she was on the board of the East Arkansas Legal Council.
Rev. Tucker is survived by four daughters, Allene Junior, Justine Coleman, Regina Barnes and Jeanette Riley, all of Little Rock; three sons, Cornelius Tucker of Colt, Anthony Tucker of Little Rock and Walter Tucker of Jackson, Miss.; two sisters, Deloris Woods of Colt and Barbarnette Bolden of Temple Hill, Md.; six brothers, Mansel Twillie, Manuel Twillie, both of Little Rock, Lafayette Twillie of Chicago, Ill., Cecil Twillie of Forrest City, Lawyer Twillie of Oakland, Calif. and Leon Twillie of Los Angeles, Calif.; 23 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Visitation services will be held on Friday, Feb. 9, 2001, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., in Kennedy Chapel Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001 at 2 p.m., at Mt. Harmony M.B. Church with the Rev. Theodis Cochran Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Clark Cemetery in Colt. Kennedy Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Dennis "Gate" Anderson
Mr. Dennis "Gate" Anderson, age 47, of Forrest City, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, at his home.
Mr. Anderson was born Aug. 10, 1953, in Forrest City to Jack and Bytha Anderson who preceded him in death. He was a veteran, and worked as a security guard in Minneapolis, Minn, before he became ill and moved back to Forrest City in December of 2000.
Mr. Anderson is survived by a daughter, Alexis Denise Anderson of Forrest City and a brother, Frank Anderson of Muskegee, Mich. He was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.
Funeral services for Mr. Anderson will be Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, at 2 p.m. at New Light M.B. Church with Rev. Jesse McClure officiating. Burial will follow in Casteel Cemetery under the direction of Clay Funeral Home.

Steven Lee Throgmartin
Steven "Steve" Lee Throgmartin, age 37, of Moro, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City.
Mr. Throgmartin was born on Feb. 21, 1963, in Wilson, and was the son of Leman Throgmartin and Dorothy Chambers Throgmartin. He was a farmer and a member of a pentecostal church.
Mr. Throgmartin was preceded in death by his father, Leman Throgmartin in 1997.
He is survived by his wife, Chiquita Throgmartin, of the home; his mother, Dorothy Throgmartin, of the home; three sons, Randy Green of Tucker, Deon Green of Warren, and Donny Green of Danville; two daughters, Shelly Green Harris and Angie Green, both of Searcy; three brothers, Danny Throgmartin of Alabama, Donald Throgmartin of Proctor, and Michael Throgmartin of Mississippi; one sister, Rachel May of Hickory Flat, Miss., and seven grandchildren.
Visitation for Mr. Throgmartin will be Friday, Feb. 9, 2001, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Morgan Chapel. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 10, at 2 p.m., at Morgan Chapel Funeral Home, with Bro. Ricky Needham officiating. Burial will follow in Holly Springs Cemetery under the direction of Morgan Funeral Home.

Beulah Hall
Mrs. Beulah Hall, age 92, of Wynne, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, at Wynnwood Nursing Center in Wynne.
Mrs. Hall was a homemaker and a member of the Forrest Chapel United Methodist Church.
She is survived by three daughters, Pauline Morgan of Wynne, Louise Young of Byhalia, Miss. and Betty Hinson of Eureka Springs; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. Hall will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2001, at 2 p.m., at Kernodle Funeral Home Chapel in Wynne. Burial will follow in Harris Chapel Cemetery, with Kernodle Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Alvin Franklin "Bud" Semonds
Mr. Alvin Franklin Semonds, age 59, of Pine Tree, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, at his home.
Mr. Semonds was born on Dec. 23, 1941, in Lonoke. He was the son of Johnnie and Gracie Nichols Semonds and they preceded him in death. Mr. Semonds was a life-long resident of Pine Tree. He was a member of the Pine Tree Baptist Church and was employed by Dale Medford Farms.
Mr. Semonds is survived by his wife, June Simmons-Semonds of Hunter; two sons, Thomas Calender of Jonesboro and Billy Semonds of Hunter; one daughter, Melissa Ratliff of Wheatley; one sister, Rachel Register of Jacksonville, Fla.; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mr. Semonds were held on Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, at 2 p.m., at Pine Tree Baptist Church in the Pine Tree Community, with Bro. David Yates and Bro. John Latham officiating the service. Burial followed at Barnishaw Cemetery in Pine Tree, with Fowler Funeral Home of Brinkley in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that memorials be sent to Pine Tree Baptist Church.

Otaveion Malik "Tay-Tay" Davis
Otaveion Malik Davis, age 1, of Forrest City, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001, at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Davis was born Oct. 27, 1999. He was the son of Sheila Akins, of Forrest City and Otis Davis, of West Memphis.
Davis is survived by his parents, Sheila Akins of Forrest City and Otis Davis of West Memphis; a brother, Terrence Akins of Forrest City; a step-brother, Ontario Burnett of West Memphis; a step-sister, Trishawna Davis of West Memphis; his grandparents, Debra Akins Forrest City, Charles Akins of Palestine and Jewel Weatherspoon of West Memphis and his great-grandparents, John and Inez Akins, of Palestine.
Funeral services for Otaveion Davis will be held Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2001, at 2:30 p.m. at United Christian Missionary Baptist Church with Bishop Michael Thomas officiating. Burial will follow at Union Hill Cemetery in Palestine under the direction of Marianna Funeral Home.

Virginia Hobbs
Mrs. Virginia Hobbs, age 74, of Boston, Mass., died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, in Boston.
Mrs. Hobbs was a former resident of Marianna. She was a homemaker and a member of Hempshire M.B. Church.
She is survived by four daughters, Yvonne Hobbs, Deliah Watkins and Francine Hobbs all of Boston, Mass. and Shirley Dean Arnold of Pine Bluff; two sons, Kennedy Hobbs of Boston, Mass. and Gene Autry Hobbs of Marvell; two sisters, Atra B. Randle of Aubrey and Annie Wade of St. Louis, Mo.; two brothers, James Smith Jr., of St. Louis and Jessie Paul Smith of Chicago, Ill.; 17 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Visitation services for Mrs. Hobbs will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2001, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Kennedy Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001, at 1 p.m., in Hempshire M.B. Church, with the Rev. Lavern Esther. Burial will follow in Hempshire Cemetery. Kennedy Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Ambrose Jones
Mr. Ambrose Jones, age 82, of Marianna, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, at his home.
Mr. Jones was a retired baker and a member of Mount Sinai M.B. Church.
He is survived by his wife, Ester Mae Jones, of the home; 11 daughters, Barbara Stone and Lue Birdia Anderson, both of Memphis, Melvirdia Jones, Delois Jones, Catherine Jones and Mary Jones, all of Chicago, Ill., Zetta Rolfe of Earle, Betty Harris of Marianna, Bobbie Dukes, of Dallas, Texas, Thressa Green of Forrest City and Brenda Beasley of Hubert, N.C.; 11 sons, Sylvester Green and Leophis Green, both of Gill, Carl Jones, Jerome Jones, Timothy Jones and Michael Jones, all of Chicago, Ill., Ambrose Jones Jr. of Memphis, Dennis Jones of Las Angeles, Calif., Issiac Green and Larry Green, both of Marianna, Joseph Green of Little Rock; a brother, Henry Jones of El Paso, Texas; 89 grandchildren, 98 great-grandchildren and 30 great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mr. Jones will be held on Friday, Feb. 16, 2001, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Kennedy Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2001, at 11 a.m., at Mount Gillian M.B. Church, with Rev. Leophis Green officiating the service. Burial will follow at Gill Cemetery under the direction of Kennedy Funeral Home.

Willie Albert Anderson
Mr. Willie Albert Anderson, age 77, of Forrest City, died Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, at Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis.
Mr. Anderson, born Aug. 21, 1923, in Lonoke was a retired carpenter and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He is survived by three sons, Larry Anderson of Sacramento, Calif., Billy Ray Anderson of Fort Wayne, Ind. and Roger Wayne Anderson of Springfield, Ill.; two daughters, Deloise McDaniel of Madison and Juanita Tolbert of Fort Wayne, Ind.; a brother, Leroy Anderson of Madison and 22 grandchildren.
Visitation services for Mr. Anderson will be Friday, Feb. 16, 2001, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Clay Funeral Home. Funeral services for Mr. Anderson will be held Saturday, Feb. 17, 2001, at 10 a.m. at St. John M.B. Church in Madison with Rev. James Brooks officiating. Burial will follow at St. John Cemetery under the direction of Clay Funeral Home.

Julie Mosgrove
Mrs. Julie Mosgrove, age 100, of Widener, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, at Crestpark Intermediate of Forrest City.
Mrs. Mosgrove, born Nov. 17, 1900, in New Albany, Miss., was a retired farmer.
She is survived by a sister, Pearl Womack of Forrest City and a niece, Carrie Stewart of Widener.
Visitation services for Mrs. Mosgrove will be Friday, Feb. 16, 2001, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Clay Funeral Home. Funeral services for Mrs. Mosgrove will be Saturday, Feb. 17, 2001, at 1:30 p.m. at Widener Church of God in Christ with Elder Elbert Larry officiating. Burial will follow at Paradise Garden Cemetery under the direction of Clay Funeral Home.

Nettie Worsham
Ms. Nettie Worsham, age 87, of Cotton Plant, died Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, at White County Medical Center, in Searcy.
Ms. Worsham is survived by one daughter, Pearlette Caraway of Kansas City, Mo. and a sister, Estella McKinley of Cotton Plant.
Funeral services for Ms. Worsham will be held on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2001, at 11 a.m., at Holy Tabernacle Church of God in Christ in Cotton Plant, with Rev. Grant Greer officiating. Burial will follow in Ash Grove Cemetery in Cotton Plant with McNeal Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Caroline D. Jones
Mrs. Caroline D. Jones, age 90, of Forrest City, died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2001, in Tacoma, Wash.
Mrs. Jones was born May 17, 1910 in Pine Bluff, and was the daughter of Josh and Lucy Daniels.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Marcus Freeman, Sam Jones and Payton Jones; a son, Charley Freeman; three brothers and one sister.
Mrs. Jones is survived by a son, Marcus W. Freeman, of Tacoma, Wash.; one sister, Mary Cobbage, of Chicago, Ill.; nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation services will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2001, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Kennedy Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001, at 12 p.m., at Beth Salem Baptist Church, with Rev. Vernon Faulkner officiating. Burial will follow at Casteel Cemetery under the direction of Kennedy Funeral Home.

Frank T. Raines
Mr. Frank T. Raines, age 86, of Forrest City, died Saturday, Feb. 17, 2001, at his home.
Mr. Raines was born on Oct. 31, 1914, in Cullman, Ala. He was the son of James Martin Raines and Arizella Keith Raines. Mr. Raines made Forrest City his home most of his life. He was a veteran of World War II, a Baptist and a car dealer.
Mr. Raines was married to Helen Frances Rice in 1943 and she survives him along with a daughter, Mickie Poindexter of Forrest City; a brother, James Richard Raines of Memphis; a sister Lucille Hodges, of Forrest City and one grandchild.
Funeral services for Mr. Raines will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2001, at 2 p.m., at Stevens Funeral Home with the Rev. Joel Meredith officiating. Burial will follow at Forrest Park Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.

Jack W. Gates
Mr. Jack W. Gates, age 71, of Plano, Texas, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2001, in Plano.
Mr. Gates was born Oct. 9, 1929 in Memphis. He was the son of Meyer W. Gates and Dora Gates , He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Shirley Gates; a son, David Gates; and three grandchildren.
A memorial service for Mr. Gates was held Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, the Episcopal Church of the Holy Nativity in Plano, officiated by Father Craig Heenan.

Gertis Opil Climer Morrow
Mrs. Gertis Opil Climer Morrow, age 89, of Pocola, Okla. died Friday, Feb. 16, 2001 at the Pocola Nursing Center in Pocola.
Mrs. Morrow, formerly of Colt, was born April 27, 1911 in Henderson County, Tenn. She was the daughter of Tom Wesley and Sintha Idellar Kennedy Climer. She attended school in the Birdeye community of Cross County. She was a homemaker and a member of Colt Baptist Church.
On Aug. 16, 1940 Mrs. Morrow married William Morris Morrow who preceded her in death in 1990. She is survived by two brothers, Robert Wilson of Fresno, Calif., and Allen Wilson of Knights Landing, Calif.
Funeral services for Mrs. Morrow were today, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2001 in the Chapel of Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Bradley, pastor of Colt Baptist Church officiating. Burial followed in Cogbill Cemetery in Wynne under the direction of Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home of Wynne and McCrory. The family ask all memorials be sent to the Colt Baptist Church in Colt.

Nettie Lou Kimble
Mrs. Nettie Lou Kimble, age 90, of Hot Springs, died Monday, Feb. 19, 2001, at the National Park Medical Center in Hot Springs.
Mrs. Kimble was born on Oct. 15, 1910, in Tigrett, Tenn., and was the daughter of Perry Thomas Anderson and Zora Dollie Vernon Anderson. She lived in the Beck Spur area most of her life before moving to Hot Springs two years ago. Mrs. Kimble was the owner and operator of Kimble's Grocery, was retired from Reltoc Industries, and was a charter member of the Beck Spur Baptist Church.
Mrs. Kimble married Walter Preston Kimble and he preceded her in death in 1979, along with one son, William Kimble in 1951. She is survived by two daughters, Dolly Archer and Bobbie Neal, both of Hot Springs; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation services for Mrs. Kimble will be held Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Beck Spur Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001, at 2 p.m., at Beck Spur Baptist Church, with burial following in Forrest Park Cemetery. Stevens Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Marline Young
Mrs. Marline Young, age 70, of Palestine, died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Little Rock.
Mrs. Young was born on Jan. 11, 1931, in Senath, Mo. She was the daughter of Dr. E.M. Barnett and Nora Mae Pace. Mrs. Young was a homemaker and a Baptist.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lacy L. Young; a daughter, Doris June Cross; a son, Wayne Cross; four brothers, Charles, Cleve, Everette and Herbert. Mrs. Young is survived by three sons, Lelon Cross Jr., of Little Rock, Eddie Cross of Forrest City and Lane Cross of Olive Branch, Miss; three brothers, J.C. Barnett of Benton Harbor, Mich., Tommy Barnett of Mountain View and Larry Barnett of Cave City; two sisters, Nora Edna Pharr of Zachary, La. and Virginia (Jackie) Hill of Moro; 9 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
There will be a graveside funeral services for Mrs. Young Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001, at Bell Cemetery in Palestine with Rev. Greg Thompson officiating. Visitation for Mrs. Young will be Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001, in the Chapel of Roller-Citizen Funeral Home in Marianna.
Roller-Citizens Funeral Home of Marianna is in charge of arrangements.

Estella Johnson
Mrs. Estella Johnson, age 92, of Madison, died Monday, Feb. 19, 2001, at Crestpark Nursing Home in Forrest City.
Mrs. Johnson was a member of Madison Light M.B. Church in Madison.
She is survived by two sons, Gerald Johnson of Inkster, Mich. and Jewell Johnson of East St. Louis, Ill.; two daughters, Barbara Brown of Madison and Shirley Starks of East St. Louis, Ill.; a sister, Christine Hancock of Colt; a brother, Hosea Gray of Colt; 14 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mrs. Johnson will be held Saturday, Feb. 24, from 9 to 11 a.m., at Madison Light M.B. Church. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Lonzo Gatlin officiating. Burial will follow in Clark Cemetery in Colt. Woodard Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Clyde E. Dawson
Mr. Clyde E. Dawson, age 87, of Grubbs, died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001, at his home.
Mr. Dawson was a retired farmer.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Abbie Genoa Dawson; five brothers and three sisters.
Mr. Dawson is survived by four sons, Jerry Phillips of Cleveland, Miss., Bubby Huskey of Little Rock, John Edward Dawson and Harry Wayne Dawson, both of Grubbs; four daughters, Anna Ivy of Malvern, Geraldine Powell of Palestine, Debbie Roberson of Bradford and Cathy Holt of Tuckerman; three sisters, Mabel Foster of Weiner, Imogene Dawson of Spokane, Wash. and Nellie Mae Dawson of Texas; 25 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Visitation services for Mr. Dawson will be Friday, Feb. 23, 2001, from 6 to 9 p.m., at Dillinger Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001, at 2 p.m., at Dillinger Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Clark Cemetery in Grubbs, with Dillinger Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Jewell Aline Venable Fraze
Mrs. Jewell Aline Venable Fraze, 78, of McCrory, died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001, at the White County Medical Center in Searcy.
Mrs. Fraze, formerly of Dumas, was born Oct. 25, 1922, and was the daughter of Thomas and Cora Mae Sheppard Venable. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.
On Dec. 9, 1939 Mrs. Fraze married Johnny Fraze, who preceded her in death in 1996. She is survived by three daughters. Shirley Holifield of McCrory, Sharon Boileau of Forrest City, and Brenda Camper of West Memphis; a brother, Henry Venable of North Little Rock; a sister Betty Crossno of North Little Rock; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Visitation for Mrs. Fraze will be Saturday Feb. 24, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Chapel of Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home of McCrory. Funeral services for Mrs. Fraze will be Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home of McCrory. Burial will follow in Woodman Cemetery near McCrory under the direction of Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home of McCrory and Wynne.

Darrin Ray Johnson
Mr. Darrin Ray Johnson, age 32, of Little Rock, formerly of Forrest City, died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001, in Little Rock.
Mr. Johnson was born on May 28, 1968, in Forrest City. He was the son of Ralph "Pete" Johnson and Marianne King Johnson Floyd. Mr. Johnson was a carpenter.
He is survived by his mother, Marianne Floyd of Little Rock; his step father, Terry Floyd of Little Rock; a daughter, Holly Elaine Johnson of Little Rock, his maternal grandmother, Fern Barber of Caldwell and his paternal stepgrandparents, Tom and Mada Floyd of Forrest City.
Funeral services for Mr. Johnson will be held on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001, at 1 p.m., at Stevens Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Hughes Cemetery with Stevens Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Bobby Neal Evans
Mr. Bobby Neal Evans, age 61, of Byhalia, Miss., died Friday, Feb. 23, 2001, at Baptist Hospital East in Memphis.
Mr. Evans, was a retired U.S. Mail truck driver and spent 21 years at J.E. Phillips and Sons.
He is survived by his wife, Bettye L. Evans of Byhalia; two step-daughters, Pam Riggs of Forrest City and Patricia Cooney of Byhalia; a sister, Peggy Powell of Lansing, Ill.; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a stepson, Moreland Odom.
Funeral services for Mr. Evans were held today, Monday, Feb. 26, 2001, at Brantley Funeral Home in Olive Branch, Miss. Burial followed at Byhalia Cemetery under the direction of Brantley Funeral Home of Olive Branch, Miss.

Howard Ashel Halbert
Mr. Howard Ashel Halbert, age 89, of Palestine, died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001, at the Hot Springs County Medical Center in Malvern.
Mr. Halbert, born March 1, 1911, in Palestine, was the son of Geroge Halbert and Ada Sulcer Halbert. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Palestine Church of Christ.
In 1936 Mr. Halbert married Beatrice Phillips and she survives him along with three daughters, Ada Dittaugh of Malvern, Barbara White of Palestine and Brenda White of Oxford, Miss.; two brothers, Gazola Halbert of Palestine and Bennett Halbert of Alabama; a sister, Alice Miles of Mississippi; eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mr. Halbert will be Monday, Feb. 26, 2001, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Chapel of Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services for Mr. Halbert will be Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2001, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Stevens Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Bell Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.

Marian H. Brown Martin
Mrs. Marian H. Brown Martin, age 77, of Forrest City, died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001, at her home.
Mrs. Martin, born Dec. 24, 1923, in Tennessee, was a retired nurse and a member of the Pentecost Church in Wynne.
In 1947 Mrs. Martin married Jack L. Martin and he survives her along with a daughter; Jackie Luker of Butte Rose, La.; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Robert Martin and a daughter, Sandra Martin.
A graveside service for Mrs. Martin was held today, Monday, Feb. 26, 2001, at Forrest Park Cemetery. Stevens Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Otis Townsend Sr.
Mr. Otis Townsend Sr., age 78, of Forrest City, died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001, at his home.
Mr. Townsend was born on March 3, 1922, in Granada, Miss. and he was retired from Reltoc and was a retired boiler maker.
Mr. Townsend is survived by his wife, Elzada Townsend of Forrest City; a son, Otis Townsend Jr. of Forrest City; a brother, Robert T. Harris of Parkin; four sisters, Laura Lee Lee of Kansas City, Mo., Mattie Laura Salmon, Doris Beale and Johnnie Mae Spain, all of Elgin, Ill.; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation service for Mr. Townsend will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2001, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Clay Funeral Home. Funeral Services for Mr. Townsend will be held on Thursday, March 1, 2001, at 1 p.m. at Beth Salem Baptist Church with the Rev. Vernon Faulkner officiating. Burial will follow in Casteel Cemetery with Clay Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. 

Carey Bruce Gilmer Sr.
Mr. Carey Bruce Gilmer Sr., age 57, of Colt, died Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2001, in Memphis.
Mr. Gilmer was born on Aug. 29, 1943 in Earle. He was the son of Bruce Gilmer and Bunie Hartley Gilmer. Mr. Gilmer lived in the Forrest City area most of his life where he was a golf course grounds keeper and a Baptist.
He was married to Ruby Dale Gilmer in 1965 and she survives him along with two sons, Carey Bruce Gilmer Jr. of Colt and James Smith of Conway; one daughter, Mandy Clark of Colt; his mother, Bunie Gilmer of Colt; three sisters, B.J. Mansel, Glenda Hudgens and Geneva Wilson, all of Colt; four brothers, Ruben Gilmer, Mike Gilmer, Terry Gilmer and Carl Gilmer, all of Colt and three grandchildren.
Visitation services for Mr. Gilmer will be Thursday, March 1, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Friday, March 2, 2001, at 2 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home with the Rev. J.E. Hughes officiating. Burial will follow in Forrest Park Cemetery, under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.


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