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Eunice Marie Martin
Mrs. Eunice Marie Martin, age 77, of Wynne, died Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2001, at Cross Ridge Community Hospital in Wynne.
Mrs. Martin was born Aug. 27, 1923 in Saline County. She was the daughter of George Cothern and Agnes Harris Cothern. Mrs. Martin was employed for eight years at General Industries as an Armiture Reader of Gauges. She was a member of the East Baptist Church in Wynne.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Edmond Martin in 1987 and by a grandson, Glenn Kennedy Jr.; two grandaughters, Bonnie Carol Kennedy and Audrey Deann Kennedy; and several brothers and sisters.
Mrs. Martin is survived by two sons, Tommy Martin and Allen Martin, both of Wynne; three daughters, Linda Kennedy of Simms, Carol Kennedy of Wynne and Peggy Huckaha of Heber Springs; a brother, Henry Cothern of Memphis; a sister, Polly Downey of Wynne; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation services will be held on Thursday, March 1, 2002, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Kernodle Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 2, 2001, at 2 p.m., at Kernodle Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ray D. Davis and Rev. Donnie Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in Cogbill Cemetery in Wynne under the direction of Kernodle Funeral Home.
The family request memorials be made to Union Avenue Baptist Church of Wynne.

Laura Smothers
Laura Smothers, aged 75, of Forrest City died Satuday, Feb. 24, 2001 at her home.
Mrs. Smothers was born Dec. 23, 1925 in Round Pond, the daughter of Dennis Smothers and Lillie Jonson Smothers.
Mrs. Smothers is survived by two daughters, Lillie B. Morgan of Chicago and Hazel Ross of Forrest City; three sons, Eugene Morgan of Chicago, Earnest Morgan of Tampa, Fla. and Melvin Key of West Memphis; four sistes, Litlllie Buford and Annie Bell Gregory of Los Angeles, Calif. Ester Serace of Cleveland, Ohio and Torressia Lynch of Forrest City; three brothers, Clarence Smothers of St. Louis, Mo., Dennis Smothers of Pine, Bluff and L.E. Smothers of Los Angeles; 17 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Friday, March 2, 2001 from 10:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. in the chapel of Woodhouse Mortuary. Funeral services will be held Satuday,March 3, 2001 at 1 p.m. at Christ Temple Pentecostal Church, with elder Thomas Holloway officiating. Burial will follow in Casteel Cemetery, under the direction of Woodhouse Mortuary.

Florence Nevada Bunch
Mrs. Florence Nevada Bunch, age 82, of Etowah, Tenn., died Thursday, March 1, 2001, at Woods Memorial Hospital in Etowah.
Mrs. Bunch, a native of Lynn, was a former resident of Dyersburg, Tenn. where she lived for 10 years. She is the daughter of James and Clara McAllister Campbell. Mrs. Bunch was also a member of Gateway Church of Christ.
Mrs. Bunch is survived by her husband, Earnest Lawrence Bunch of Etowah, Tenn.; a daughter, Helen Smith of Etowah; a son, Jerry Bunch of Springdale; a brother, Mason Harris of Cullman, Ala.; six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. Bunch are scheduled for Sunday, March 4, 2001, at 3 p.m. in the south Chapel of Bordwine Funeral Home in Etowah. Ministers Mason Harris and Bill Corn will officiate. There will be a visitation Sunday from 2 to 3 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery under the direction of Bordwine Funeral Home.

Tony Ray Easley
Mr. Tony Ray Easley, age 42, of Little Rock, died Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2001.
Mr. Easley, formerly of Colt, was born July 31, 1958. He was the son of John Easley and Velda Mize Easley. He was a truck driver.
Mr. Easley is survived by his parents, a daughter, Holly Easley of Jonesboro; four brothers, Chris Easley of Monette, Johnny Pat Easley of Millington, Tenn., Johnny Dean Easley of Colt and Roger Easley of North Little Rock; two sisters, Teresa Hamilton of McCrory and Cathy Shaw of North Little Rock.
Memorial services for Mr. Easley will be Sunday, March 4, 2001, at 2 p.m. at Morgan Chapel. Burial will follow in Hughes Cemetery under the direction of Morgan Funeral Home.

James A. Wilson
Mr. James A. Wilson, age 60, of Cabot, died Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2001.
Mr. Wilson was a United States Army Veteran. He worked for Fones Brothers Distributing for 30 years and Southern Hardware for 10 years. He was a member of the Cabot Deer Hunting Club.
He is survived by his wife Betty Fowler Wilson of the home; a son, Tony Wilson of Cabot; a daughter, Michelle Bear of Cabot; his mother, Eunice Lunsford of Morrilton; his stepfather Amos Lunsford of Morrilton; three brothers, Doyle Wilson of Little Rock, Carl Wilson of North Little Rock, Steve Wilson of Springdale; a sister, Letha Tasler of Cabot and six grandsons. He was preceded in death by his father, Lon Wilson and a brother, Opie McDonald.
Visitation for Mr. Wilson will be Friday, March 2, 2001, from 2 to 9 p.m. in the Chapel of Cabot Funeral Home. Funeral services for Mr. Wilson are scheduled for Saturday, March 3, 2001, at 1 p.m. at the Cabot Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at the Mt. Springs Cemetery under the direction of Cabot Funeral Home.

Herman B. Fisher
Mr. Herman B. Fisher, age 76, of Earle, died Thursday, March 1, 2001, at his home.
Mr. Fisher, born Aug. 16, 1924, in Hayti, Mo., was the son of Ottis Fisher and Ida Mae Fisher. He was a heavy equipment operator and welder for over 30 years. Mr. Fisher was a World War II veteran of the United States Army and a Purple Heart recipient.
In 1963 Mr. Fisher married Dicie Keys and she survives him along with three sons, Kenny Fisher of Paragould, Tommy Fisher of Dittmer, Mo. and John Fisher of Widener; six daughters, Carolyn Lucas of Desoto, Mo., Rosemary Storz of Hillsboro, Mo., Marylynn Fisher of St. Ann, Mo., Lisa Ragland of Vanndale, Carolyn Woods of Lilbourn, Mo. and Nancy Fisher of Malvern; a brother Ottis Fisher Jr. of Union , Mo.; a sister, Alice Frankum of Sikeston, Mo.; 23 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons, Herman Fisher and Wayne Fisher and a brother, Hershel Fisher.
Funeral services for Mr. Fisher were held Monday, March 5, 2001, in the Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home Chapel in Wynne. Rev. Valerie Duncan officiated. Burial followed in the Vanndale Cemetery at Vanndale under the direction of Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home.

Lawrence J. McCoy
Mr. Lawrence J. McCoy, age 78, of Marianna, died Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2001, in his home.
Mr. McCoy, born April 28, 1922, in Monroe, was the son of Will and Josie McCoy. He was a World War II veteran where he served in the Navy in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters. He retired from Alton Box Board in East Alton, Ill., after 25 years of service and also operated McCoy Tree Service for 26 years. He was a member of Amistad Temple and a lifetime member of the Scottish Rite-Bodear Consistory and the Bethel Lodge 406 AF and AM.
In 1992 Mr. McCoy married Lucille Walker Wilson of Marianna and she survives him. He is also survived by three sons, Larry McCoy of Chatham, Ill., Lonnie McCoy of East Alton, Ill., and Bill McCoy of Jerseyville, Ill.; three daughters, Cheryl Pyle of Austin, Texas, Elaine Butkovich of St. Louis, Mo. and Beverly Workman of East Alton, Ill.; 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Newt McCoy, Pete McCoy, Mal McCoy and Tim McCoy and one sister, Mellie Depriest.
Funeral services for Mr. McCoy were held Monday, March 5, 2001, at Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto, Ill. Burial followed at Rose Lawn Cemetery in Bethalto.
Memorials may be made to the Shriner's Hospital for Children in St. Louis, Mo., or Hospice Care in Marianna.

Dorothy L. McGraw Owens
Mrs. Dorothy L. McGraw Owens, age 70, of Wynne, died Thursday, March 1, 2001, at the Regional Medical Center of Northeast Arkansas in Jonesboro.
Mrs. Owens was born on May 9, 1930 in Dewitt. She was the daughter of Ray Allen and Mary Irene Parker McGraw. Mrs. Owens attended school in Arkansas County. She was a homemaker and a retired employee of Addison Shoe Company of Wynne. Mrs. Owens was a member of the Union Avenue Baptist Church in Wynne and was a member of the Joy Singers. She was married to Mr. Alvie Ray Owens on Oct. 14, 1944 and he preceded her in death in 1998, along with a brother, Bill McGraw.
Mrs. Owens is survived by five sons, Robert Owens of Horn Lake, Miss., Kenneth Owens, Harold Owens and Jon Owens, all of Wynne, and Tim Owens of Marion; one daughter, Mary Owens Yarbrough of Claxton, Ga.; three brothers, Arthur McGraw of Lonoke, Allen McGraw of Sallisaw, Okla. and Parker McGraw of Dewitt; two sisters, Elizabeth Bazarow of Dewitt and Eunice Wilson of Dumas; 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. Owens were held on Sunday, March 4, 2001, at the Union Avenue Baptist Church in Wynne, with the Rev. Ray Dean Davis officiating. Burial followed in the McElroy Cemetery with Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
The family requests memorials be made to the Union Avenue Baptist Church in Wynne.

Ruth Daggett Moore
Mrs. Ruth Daggett Moore, age 93, of Forrest City, died Monday, March 5, 2001 at Crestpark Nursing Home.
Mrs. Moore was born on Feb. 14, 1908 in West Point, Miss. She was the daughter of Frederick Hunt Daggett and Janie Hopson Daggett. Mrs. Moore made her home in Forrest City the past 20 years, where she was a housewife and a member of the First Christian Church. She was active in the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Mrs. Moore married Earl Thomas Moore in 1977 and he preceded her in death in 1999. She is survived by a son, Sam Rolfe of Forrest City; a stepdaughter, Faye Moore Payne of Heth; a stepson, Tom Moore of Canton, Ga.; three granddaughters and eight great-grandchildren.
Graveside funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 7, 2001, at 11 a.m. at Forrest Park Cemetery with Ted Parker officiating the service under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
The family requests memorials be made to the First Christian Church.

Ruth Warbritton Urton
Mrs. Ruth Warbritton Urton, age 80, of Forrest City, died Tuesday, March 6, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City.
Mrs. Urton was born on July 29, 1920, in Bee Branch and was the daughter of James Alfred Warbritton and Eliza Victoria Fleming Warbritton. She lived in Conway, North Little Rock and Jonesboro before moving to Forrest City. Mrs. Urton was a retired school teacher and a member of the First Baptist Church.
She married John R. Urton in 1941 and he survives her along with two sons, John Daniel Urton of Rock Island, Ill. and Samuel Britton Urton of North Little Rock; a daughter, Victoria Harris of Forrest City; a sister, Nell Warbritton Graddy of Beebe and seven grandchildren.
Visitation for Mrs. Urton will be Wednesday, March 7, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 8, 2001, at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church with burial following in Forrest Park Cemetery with Stevens Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
The family request memorials be made to the Corinne Hodges Mission Fund.

Annie Burgess
Mrs. Annie Burgess, age 97, of Forrest City, died Saturday, March 3, 2001 at Crestpark Nursing Home.
Mrs. Burgess was a homemaker. She was married to Clarence Burgess and he preceded her in death in 1996. She is survived by one daughter, Ruby Burgess Brooks of Little Rock and a son, Charlie Bedford of Forrest City.
Visitation for Mrs. Burgess will be Friday, March 9, 2001, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Kennedy Chapel Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2001, at 1 p.m., at Salem M.B. Church with Rev. Felix Duckworth officiating. Burial will follow in Casteel Cemetery under the direction of Kennedy Funeral Home.

Lucy A. Thomas
Ms. Lucy A. Thomas, age 78, of Calumet City, Ill., formerly of Round Pound, died Friday, March 2, 2001, in Calumet City, Ill.
Ms. Thomas was born on Dec. 11, 1922, in Round Pound. She was the daughter of Tom and Hattie Thomas. Ms. Thomas was a member of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Round Pound and later, joined the Ministry of Valley Kingdom Ministries, International in Calumet City, Ill. She had been a seamstress for 45 year.
She is survived by a son, Lee Vertis Thomas of El Paso, Texas; one daughter, Doris Denise Dickerson of Calumet City, Ill.; two brothers, Willis Jackson of Wyatt, Mo. and Tom Thomas of Compton, Calif.; four sisters, Lucinda Johnson, Stella Barton and Augusta Baker, all of Forrest City and Grace Dudley of Cleveland, Ohio and two grandchildren.
Visitation for Ms. Thomas will be Saturday, March 10, 2001 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Ministry of Valley Kingdom Ministries, International in Calumet City, Ill. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will follow in Homewood Memorial Garden Cemetery under the direction of W.W. Holt Funeral Home of Harvey, Ill.

Rev. George Williams
Rev. George Williams, age 81, of Forrest City, died Tuesday, March 6, 2001, at Veterans Medical Center in Memphis.
Rev. Williams, born May 19, 1919, in Des Arc, was the son of John Williams and Luiza Hayes Williams. Rev. Williams was the pastor of Christ Temple Church of God in Christ in Helena.
Rev. Williams is survived by his wife, Vernice Williams of Forrest City; two step-daughters, Vernita Wright and Patricia Turner, both of Forrest City; two step-sons, Edward Sparks and Casey Sparks, both of Forrest City; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Visitation for Rev. Williams will be Friday, March 9, 2001, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Woodhouse Mortuary. Funeral services for Rev. Williams will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2001, at noon at Days Temple Church of God in Christ in Forrest City with Bishop L.T. Walker officiating. Burial will follow in Paradise Gardens Cemetery in Edmondson with Woodhouse Mortuary in charge of the arrangements.

Leroy Griffin
Mr. Leroy Griffin, age 66, of Forrest City, died Thursday, March 8, 2001, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
Mr. Griffin is survived by his wife Margaret Griffin of Forrest City; three sons, one daughter and five grandchildren.
Visitation services for Mr. Griffin will be Sunday, March 11, 2001, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Chapel of Morgan Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 12, 2001, at 10 a.m. at Morgan Funeral Home. Morgan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Juanita Ferguson
Mrs. Juanita Ferguson, age 84, of Forrest City, died Sunday, March 11, 2001, at the Crestpark Nursing Home.
Mrs. Ferguson was born Nov. 3, 1916, in Memphis, Tenn. She was the daughter of Will Fisher and Sue Whittington Fisher. Mrs. Ferguson made Forrest City her home all of her life where she was a housewife and a member of the First Baptist Church.
She was married to Charles Ferguson in 1935, and he preceded her in death in 1988 along with a daughter, Eva Sue Ferguson in 1952. Mrs. Ferguson is survived by a son, Ronald Ferguson of Memphis and a brother, William Fisher of Little Rock.
Funeral services for Mrs. Ferguson will be Tuesday, March 13, 2001, at 2 p.m., at Stevens Funeral Home, with the Rev. Johnny Jackson officiating. Burial will follow at Forrest Park Cemetery with Stevens Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. The family requests memorials be made to the Forrest City Public Library or to the First Baptist Church.

James Albert Hixon
Mr. James Albert Hixon, age 64, of Pine Tree , died Saturday, March 10, 2001, at his home.
Mr. Hixon was born on July 17, 1936, in Pine Tree. He was the son of Albert Noble Hixon and Wilma Edith Chalk Hixon. Mr. Hixon attended school in Pine Tree, Colt and Forrest City and was a farm technician at the University of Arkansas Pine Tree Experiment Station and was a member of Pine Tree Baptist Church.
In 1957, he married Fay Brown Hixon and she survives him along with a son, Chuck Hixon of Wynne; two daughters, Lisa Hill of Pine Tree and LeAnn McMickle of Bono; a brother, Bill Hixon of Wheatley and five granddaughters. Mr. Hixon was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Sarah Lorraine Hill.
Funeral services for Mr. Hixon were held Monday, March 12, 2001, at Pine Tree Baptist Church. Bro. Harold McMickle and Bro. Paul Latham officiated the service. Burial followed in Barnishaw Cemetery in Pine Tree with Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home of Wynne in charge of the arrangements.
The family requests memorials be made to Pine Tree Baptist Church.

Evelyn Elizabeth Brown Towns
Mrs. Evelyn Elizabeth Brown Towns, age 88, of Forrest City, died Friday, March 9, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City.
Mrs. Towns was born on Nov. 20, 1912, in Brinkley. She was the daughter of Walter Stuart Brown and Elva McLain Brown. Mrs. Towns was a teacher and served as librarian at Forrest City High School. She served in the Garden Club, taught Sunday School, was a member of the First United Methodist Church and organized the first interdenominational Bible study group in Forrest City.
Mrs. Towns married Homer Grant Towns in 1936 and he preceded her in death in 1998. She is survived by a son, Dr. Walter Stuart Towns of Boone, N.C.; a sister, Vera Margaret Brown Dinning of Helena and two grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. Towns will be held Tuesday, March 13, 2001, at 10:30 a.m., at the First United Methodist Church in Forrest City, with the Rev. Rex Darling officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Vernon Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church, Forrest Hills United Methodist Church and St. Jude Children's Hospital.

Delores Swearengin Hinton
Mrs. Delores Swearengin Hinton, age 54, of Hunter, died Monday, March 12, 2001 at her home.
Mrs. Hinton was a 1964 graduate of Brinkley High School and was a former employee of American Greeting in McCrory.
She is survived by her husband, Leonard Hinton of Hunter; two daughters, Michelle Estopian of Southhaven, Miss. and Lana Cosner of Hunter; two brothers, Bill Swearengin of Forrest City and Murray Swearengin of Colorado Springs, Colo.; one sister, Grace Denton of Wynne and three grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. Hinton will be Wednesday, March 14, 2001, at 2 p.m. at Bob Neal and Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Brinkley with Reverends James Wiggins and Cecelia Dilday officiating. Burial will follow in Hunter Cemetery with Bob Neal and Sons Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
The family requests memorials be made to the Cancer Research Center, UAMS, in Little Rock.

George H. Martin
Mr. George H. Martin, age 79, of Baton Rouge, La., died Friday, March 9, 2001, at Lakewood Health Care Facility in Baton Rouge, La.
Mr. Martin was born Oct. 29, 1921, in Wynne. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during WWII and he was the retired owner of Electric Motor Repair Company in Baton Rouge, La.
Mr. Martin was preceded in death by his wife, Joanne Perdzock Martin.
He is survived by three daughters, Linda M. Garrett of Atlanta, Ga., Annette Weidenfeller of Dallas, Texas and Mary Jane Lea of Conyers, Ga; a son, Tom Martin of Baton Rouge, La and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mr. Martin were held on Monday, March 12, 2001, at the McPeters Funeral Home in Baton Rouge, La. Burial followed in Henry Cemetery under the direction of McPeters Funeral Home.

Zella Lorene Ross
Mrs. Zella Lorene Ross, age 81, formerly of Forrest City, died Monday, March 12, 2001, at the White County Medical Center in Searcy.
Mrs. Ross was born on Oct. 30, 1919, in Augusta. She was the daughter of Thomas Brown and Girtrude Poole Balch. She lived in Forrest City until moving to Pangburn in 1995. Mrs. Ross was retired from Sanyo Manufacturing.
She is survived by one daughter, Ann Farrar Kerby of Pangburn; a son, Donald Farrar of California; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 14, 2001, from 10 to 11 a.m., at Stevens Funeral Home. Graveside funeral services will be Wednesday, March 14, 2001, at 2:30 p.m., at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Helena with Stevens Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Floyd Barber
Mr. Floyd "Skeet" Barber, age 80, of Forrest City, died Tuesday, March 13, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City.
Mr. Barber was born on Jan. 15, 1921, in Greenbrier. He was the son of Jess Earl Barber and Linda G. Fairchild Barber. Mr. Barber was retired from Eaton Yale and Town and was a veteran of WW II. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
Mr. Barber married Robbie Louise Peevey in 1947 and she survives him along with one daughter, Debbie L. Bennett and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, Lloyd Barber and one sister, Julia Kathleen Atterberry.
Funeral services for Mr. Barber will be held on Thursday, March 15, 2001, at 2 p.m. in Stevens Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Forrest Park Cemetery, with Stevens Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Jimmie W. Lemons
Mr. Jimmie W. Lemons, age 54, of Brentwood, Tenn., died Monday, March 12, 2001.
Mr. Lemons was born Nov. 29, 1946, in Newport. He was the son of Jim Lemons and Audry Balch Lemons. Mr. Lemons was the regional manager for Dollar General Corporation and a member of Brentwood Baptist Church.
He was married to Peggy Roberts in 1965 and she survives him along with a daughter, Janet Lemons Heck of Witchita, Kan.; his parents, Jim and Audrey Lemons of Newport; one sister, Linda Wymer of Jacksonville; three brothers, John Burgin of Little Rock, Charles Burgin of Newport and Randy Lemons of Manila.
Visitation services will be held on Wednesday, March 14, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 15, 2001, at 11 a.m., at Stevens Funeral Home with Archie Mason officiating. Burial will follow in Hughes Cemetery with Stevens Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Kermett Pearson
Mr. Kermett Pearson, age 76, of Madison, died Wednesday, March 14, 2001, at his home.
Mr. Pearson was employed by Griffin Lumber Company for 45 years.
He is survived by one son, Ulyssis Pearson of Forrest City; six sisters, Mary Smith of Germantown, Pa., Irene Brown, Jossie Bowen and Arlene Pearson, all of Forrest City, Velma Phillips of Madison and Verlene Harris of Las Angeles, Calif.; a brother, Robert Pearson of Philadelphia, Pa.
Visitation for Mr. Pearson will be Friday, March 16, 2001, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Kennedy Chapel Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2001, at 1 p.m., at St. John M.B. Church in Madison, with the Rev. James Brooks officiating. Burial will follow at St. John Cemetery in Madison with Kennedy Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Earl Triplett Jr.
Mr. Earl Triplett Jr., age 44, of Plumerville, died Sunday, March 11, 2001, at his home.
Mr. Triplett, born Feb. 27, 1957, in Forrest City was the son of Earl Triplett Sr. and Ann Barnett Triplett. He was a paramedic and E.M.S. for services throughout Arkansas. He was also employed with International Paper in Conway and was a member of the Indian Hills Baptist Chuch in North Little Rock.
Mr. Triplett is survived by three daughters, Kathleen Triplett, Lindsey Triplett and Megan Triplett; his mother, Ann Triplett of Palestine; three brothers, Larry Triplett, Carl Triplett and Curtis Triplett; and three sisters, Phyllis Triplett, Susie Triplett and Kathy Triplett.
Visitation for Mr. Triplett will be Thursday March, 15, 2001 at Stevens Funeral Home Chapel from 6 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be Friday, March 16, 2001, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Stevens Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Forrest Park Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.

Herman Gilbert Gingerich
Mr. Herman Gilbert Gingerich, age 90, of Forrest City, formerly of Cotton Plant, died Thursday, March 15, 2001, at Crestpark Retirement Inn in Forrest City.
Mr. Gingerich was born Jan. 15, 1911 in Stuttgart and was the son of Herman Adam Gingerich and Susan Mae Tucker Gingerich. He was the owner of Gilbert's Cash Market in Cotton Plant and was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.
Mr. Gingerich married Jane Imogene Plunkett in 1936 and she preceded him in death in 1993. He is survived by two sons, John Gingerich of Maumelle and Fred Gingerich of Duncanville, Texas; two daughters, Susan Sanders of Pine Tree and Jeanie Deck of Fairview, Tenn.; one brother, Jim Gingerich of Stuttgart; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mr. Gingerich will be Friday, March 16, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2001, at 2 p.m., in Stevens Funeral Home, with burial following in Barnshaw Cemetery, with Stevens Funeral home in charge of the arrangements. The family request memorials to be made to Bethel Baptist Church.

Lilly Moria Jordan
Mrs. Lilly Moria Jordan, age 92, died Wednesday, March 14, 2001.
Mrs. Jordan was born Feb. 21, 1909, in Octa, Mo., to Rufus and Christine Sutfin Gribble. She married William Jordan in 1932 and he preceded her in death in 1992. She was also preceded in death by a son, James Joel; four brothers, Homer Gribble, Bill Gribble, Barney Gribble and Matt Gribble; three sisters, Belle Barker, Effie Mayberry and Bessie Louise Easley.
Mrs. Jordan is survived by three son, Eafrus Jordan of Piggott, Joel Dean Jordan of Omaha, Neb. and Ronald Jordan; four daughters, Florence Latimer, Alicetene Garner and Gail Waggoner, all of Piggot and Sharon Eason of Colt; a special adopted daughter, Joella Pollard of Piggot; one brother, Jess Gribble of Lulu, Ga.; one sister, Zinnia Stairs of Paragould; 21 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren.
Visitation service for Mrs. Jordan will be today, Friday, March 16, 2001, from 1 to 9 p.m., at Irby Funeral Home in Piggott. Funeral services will be Saturday, March 17, 2001, at 11 a.m., in Irby Funeral Home with Bro. C. Ray Miller and Bro. Benny Baker officiating. Burial will follow in Piggott Cemetery, under the direction of Irby Funeral Home.

Robert F. Lawyer
Mr. Robert F. Lawyer, age 83, of Mountain Home, died Wednesday, March 14, 2001, at Good Samaritan Village.
Mr. Lawyer was born Jan. 18, 1918 in Bismark, N.D. and was the son of Stephen Alec Lawyer and Frances Olive Leathers Lawyer. He was the founder and first president of the First National Bank of Mountain Home. He was associated with numerous civic and charitable organizations and was a Church of Christ minister for 60 years.
Mr. Lawyer married Vera Colvin Lawyer in 1938, and she preceded him in death, along with four brothers and one sister.
He is survived by three sons, Richard C. Lawyer of Tulsa, Okla., David F. Lawyer of Springdale and Mike Lawyer of Forrest City; four brothers, Ray S. Lawyer of Huntington Beach, Calif., John H. "Jack" Lawyer of Conway, Virgil H. Lawyer of Searcy and Kenneth E. Lawyer of Independence, La.; two sisters, Mary J. Ross of Austin, Texas and Lois E. Conn of Louisville, Ken.; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Visitation service for Mr. Lawyer will be today Friday, March 16, 2001, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., at Roller Funeral Home in Mountain Home. Funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, March 17, 2001, at 10 a.m., in College and North Church of Christ, with Bro. Bill Dillon officiating. Burial will follow in Baxter Memorial Gardens in Mountain Home, with Roller Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Pearline Norris
Mrs. Pearline Norris, former resident of Forrest City, died Thursday, March 8, 2001, at Ebenezer Health Care Center in Burnsville, Minn.
Mrs. Norris is survived by two sons, Elder George Norris, Jr. of Brooklyn Center, Minn. and Frank Norris of Burnsville, Minn.; five daughters, Ernistine Chambers, Norma Lott and Barbara Jean Jordan, all of St. Paul, Minn., Christine McNutt of Burnsville, Minn. and Clara Norris of Minneapolis, Minn.
Funeral services for Mrs. Norris were held on Friday, March 16, 2001, at New Salem M.B. Church in Minnesota, with Rev. Theo McNutt, Jr. officiating.

Wavie Barnes Sr.
Mr. Wavie Barnes Sr., age 66, of Forrest City, died Thursday, March 15, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City.
Mr. Barnes was born Feb. 1, 1935 in Forrest City. He was the son of James Barnes and Gertrude Mathis Barnes.
Mr. Barnes is survived by two daughters, Sandra Porter of Rochester, N.Y. and Linda Everett of Little Rock; one son, Wavie Barnes, Jr. of Forrest City; one sister, Essie L. Williams of Forrest City; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mr. Barnes will be Tuesday, March 20, 2001, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the chapel of Woodhouse Morturary. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 21, 2001, at 2 p.m., at the Christian Redeeming Spiritual Church with Rev. Theodis Cochran officiating. Burial will follow in Casteel Cemetery under the direction of Woodhouse Morturary.

Verdil Brickhouse
Mr. Verdil Brickhouse, age 57, of Forrest City, died Thursday, March 15, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital East, in Memphis.
Mr. Brickhouse was born June 6, 1943, in Forrest City. He was the son of James Brickhouse and Izora Pearson Brickhouse.
Mr. Brickhouse is survived by three daughters, Caroly Brickhouse and Margarett Dawson, both of Little Rock and Shellen Brickhouse of Forrest City; one son, Charles Brickhouse of Forrest City; two sisters, Bertha Fields and Airlona Jones, both of Peoria, Ill.; three brothers, James Brickhouse, John Lee Brickhouse and Willie C. Brickhouse, all of Peoria, Ill. and nine grandchildren.
Visitation for Mr. Brickhouse will be Tuesday, March 20, 2001, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the chapel of Woodhouse Morturary. Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 21, 2001, at 10 a.m., in Christ Temple Pentecostal Church with the Elder Thomas Holloway officiating. Burial will follow in Forrest City Cemetery under the direction of Woodhouse Mortuary.

Gladys Chase
Mrs. Gladys Chase, age 86, of DeValls Bluff, died Sunday, March 18, 2001.
Mrs. Chase was born Nov. 12, 1914, in Prairie County. She lived in the DeValls Bluff area where she was a member of the First Baptist Church in DeValls Bluff. Mrs. Chase also worked at Mercy Hospital in Brinkley as a lab technician and x-ray technician for over 30 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Chase, in 1971.
Mrs. Chase is survived by three daughters, Evelyn Hodges and Helen Hodges, both of Forrest City and Darlene Wooten of Rondo; one son, L.D. Chase of Devalls Bluff; four sisters, Ola Mae Dollar and Vida Cook, both of Biscoe, Pauline Hudson of Hazen and Iona Mae Coker of North Little Rock; three brothers, Howard Hall and Jewell Hall, both of Biscoe and Chester Hall of Little Rock; seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mrs. Chase will be Monday, March 19, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m., in Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen. Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 20, 2001, at 2 p.m., in the First Baptist Church in DeValls Bluff with burial to follow in Center Point Cemetery north of Hazen. Westbrook Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jonathan D. Conder II
Mr. Jonathan D. Conder II, age 20, of Palestine, died Saturday, March 17, 2001 in an automobile accident.
He was born march 25, 1980, in Memphis, he was the son of Johnny Conder and Laveta Jones Ross. He made his home in the Palestine and Forrest City area all his life. He was employed with Kroger Grocery in West memphis and was a member of the Church of God.
Mr. Conder married Misty Long in 1999, who survives him, along with a daughter, Hannah Conder; his mother and stepfather Laveta and Charles Ross of Palestine; his father and stepmother, Johnny and Susie Conder of Forrest City; a sister, Hollie Marie Conder of Palestine; his maternal grandmother, Joyce Jones of Hardy; his maternal great-grandmother, Meckie Borden of Palestine; five stepsisters, Samantha Ross of Memhis, Charlie Graddy of Brookland, Joanna Thewatt of Palestine, Jennifer Perry of Forrest City and Dinna Smith of Nunnley, Tenn.; three stepbrothers, David Perry of Nunnley, Tenn. Charlie Ross of Palestien and Mathew Farmer of Wynne.
Visitation will be held beginning at 3 p.m. Monday, March 19 at Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, 2001 at Stevens Funeral home, with the Rev. William Witcher officiating. Burial will follow at Salem Cemetery, under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home. The family requests memorials be made to the Arkansas School for the Deaf or to the American Cancer Society.

Christine Ellis
Mrs. Christine Ellis, age 97, of Brinkley, formerly of Forrest City, died Friday, March 16, 2001, at Clay Cliff Funeral Home in Brinkley.
Mrs. Ellis, was born Nov. 14, 1903, to Claude Beard and Della Staton Beard. Mrs. Beard was a member of Pine Tree Baptist Church.
Mrs. Ellis is survived by a son Richard Ellis of Tulsa, Okla.; two daughters, Donna Orbison of Austin, Texas, and Shelby Ray of Brinkley; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Owen Ellis in 1966.
Funeral services for Mrs. Ellis were held, today, Monday, March 19, 2001, in the Chapel of Kernodle Funeral Home in Wynne at 10 a.m. Burial will followed in Barnishaw Cemetery in Pine Tree under the direction of Kernodle Funeral Home.
The family requests that memorials be sent to Pine Tree Baptist Church or Barnishaw Cemetery.

Earl Junior Puckett
Mr. Earl Junior Puckett, age 70, of Wynne, died Friday, March 16, 2001, at the Cross Ridge Community Hospital in Wynne.
Mr. Puckett was born July 18, 1930, in Tuckerman and was the son of Earl Ditzler and Dora Minnie Voyles Puckett. He was a purchasing agent and chief in maintenance at Cross County Hospital in Wynne for 23 years. Mr. Puckett served in both the Korean and Vietnam conflicts in both the U.S. Army and U.S. Airforce and retired from the service after 22 years of service. He was a member of Tilton Methodist Church and a member of the Retired Air Force Sergeants Association.
Mr. Puckett married Mary Ruth Slocum Puckett in 1952, and she survives him along with one son, Mark Steven Puckett of Forrest City; one daughter, Karen F. Wolfe of Jonesboro; three brothers, Walburn Puckett of Benton Harbor, Mich., Olaf Puckett of Tahlequah, Okla. and Leland Puckett of Batesville; three sisters, Maurine Nugent of Judsonia, Edna Ford of Hot Springs and Immaneal Nugent of Stuttgart; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Orus Puckett and Kenneth Puckett and a sister, Jewelean Lane.
Funeral services for Mr. Puckett were held Monday, March 19, 2001, in Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home in Wynne with Rev. Carl Lengefeld officiating. Burial services with military honors will be in the Slocum Cemetery at Hickory Ridge. The family request memorials to be made to the Tilton Methodist Church.

Samuel E. Johnson
Mr. Samuel E. Johnson, age 68, of Forrest City died Thursday, March 15, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Forrest City.
Mr. Johnson was a retired assistant superintendent in the Forrest City School District where he had worked for more than 40 years.
Mr. Johnson was an active member of the St. Luke A.M.E. Church where he served as steward, the official building director, Sunday School teacher and assistant Sunday School Superintendent. He was also a member of the Phi Beta Sigma and the national director of the Holly Grove Homecoming Club.
Survivors include his wife, Bessie D. Johnson of Forrest City; two daughters, Vanessa Thomas of Tulsa, Okla., and Bonita Johnson of Nashville, Tenn., and three grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, 2001, at Kennedy Funeral Home in Forrest City, and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2001, at St. Luke A.M.E. Church.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2001, at the St. Luke A.M.E. Church. Burial will follow in Paradise Garden Cemetery in Edmondson under the direction of Kennedy Funeral Home.

Charles Skinner Shivley
Mr. Charles Skinner Shivley, age 90, of Little Rock died Sunday, March 18, 2001.
Mr. Shivley was born May 21, 1910 in Pocahontas, the son of John R. and Nicie Jane (Hawkins) Shivley. He served three years in the Coast Guard during World War II. He retired from Civil Service with the Department of Agriculture and the Veterans Administration after 40 years of service in Newport, Rison, Forrest City, Pine Bluff, Fort Smith and Little Rock and Manila, Philippines.
Mr. Shivley was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church and held offices at the local, district and conference levels. He was a delegate four time to the General Conference of the Methodist Church, which included the Unification Conference of the United Brethren and Methodist Churches.
Survivors include his wife, Lucile Esmon Shivley, and other relatives and friends.
A memorial service was held today, March 20, 2001, at the Highland Valley United Methodist Church with Dr. Kurt Boggan and Rev. Lehman Webb officiating.
The family requests no flowers. Memorials may be made to the Highland Valley United Methodist Church, Hendrix College, Alzheimer's Association, Heifer Project International or the charity of the donor's choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of North Little Rock Funeral Home.

Learline Johnson
Mrs. Learline Johnson, age 69, of Colt, died Tuesday, March 20, 2001, at her home.
Mrs. Johnson was born Nov. 18, 1931, in Marianna. She was the daughter of Dalton Conner and Mona Veachel Vann. Mrs. Johnson was a homemaker and a member of Oak Hill Church of God.
She is survived by her husband, Harold D. Johnson of Aubrey; three sons, Harold Duane Johnson and James R. Johnson, both of Marianna and John B. Johnson of Lufkin, Texas; two sisters, Dana Boehm of Pea Ridge and Peggy Shank of Little Rock; four brothers, George Conner of El Dorado, Bennie Conner of Barling, Noel Conner of Marianna and Glenn Conner of Durant, Okla.; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Thursday, March 22, 2001, at 2 p.m. at Roller-Citizens Chapel Funeral Home in Marianna, with the Rev. William Witcher officiating. Burial will follow in Marianna Memorial Park Cemetery with Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Hazel New Bishop
Mrs. Hazel New Bishop, age 92, of Forrest City, died Wednesday, March 21, 2001.
Mrs. Bishop was born on May 27, 1908, in Enders. She was the daughter of Samuel Jasper New and Lela Elizabeth Tillery New. Mrs. Bishop made her home in Forrest City most of her life and was a member of Bethel Baptist Church. She was retired from the Conway Human Development Center.
Mrs. Bishop married to C.C. Bishop in 1931, and he preceded her in death in 1981. She is survived by a son, Carroll Bishop of Forrest City; five grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Thursday, March 22, 2001, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be Friday, March 23, 2001, at 10 a.m. at Stevens Funeral Home with the Rev. Harrell Herring and Rev. Dustin Lemkie officiating. There will be a graveside service in Oak Grove Cemetery in Conway at 3 p.m. Stevens Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Chester Davis
Mr. Chester Davis, aged 56, of Forrest City, died Thursday, March 15, 2001, at Methodist Central in Memphis.
Mr. Davis was born Sept. 16, 1944, in Forrest City, the son of Nathaniel Davis Sr. and Drucilla Cannad Davis. He was a member of Shady Grove M.B. Church.
Survivors include his wife, Loristine Johnson Davis of Forrest City; a daughter, Pamela Davis of Omaha, Neb.; six sons, Tyrone Davis, Michael Davis, Curtis Davis, and Demaco Johnson all of Forrest City, Chester Davis Jr. of Omaha and Tony Johnson of Lafayette, Ind.; a sister, Cordelia Davis of Albany, N.Y.; eight brothers, Richard Davis and Terry Davis both of Haynes, Roosevelt Davis of Forrest City, Raymond Davis, Bobby Davis and Willie L. Davis all of Wynne, Nathaniel Davis Jr. of Memphis and Eugene Davis of Chicago; and eight grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Friday, March 23, 2001, from 10:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. in the chapel of Woodhouse Mortuary. Funeral services will be Satuday, March 24, at noon at Christ Temple Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Ulysses Cothran officiating. Burial will follow in Shady Grove Cemetery, under the direction of Woodhouse Mortuary.

Clara M. Jones West
Mrs. Clara M. Jones West, aged 56, of Chicago, died Friday, March 16, 2001, at her home.
Mrs. West was born Jan. 12, 1945, in Forrest City, the daughter of Sammie Jones Sr. and Sarah Henry Jones.
Survivors include her mother; two daughters, Bernetta West and Sharon Woodfolk, both of Chicago; three sons, Johnny West Jr. of Chicago, and Edward West and Roy West, both of Staples, Minn.; four sisters, Carolyn Sims of St. Louis, Shirley Davenport of Little Rock, and Mary McCurry and Angela Bean, both of Forrest City; six brothers, Clarence Henry and Mack Jones, both of Chicago, Clyde Jones of St. Louis, Charles Jones of Milwaukee, Wis., Rufus Jones of Forrest City and Ryce E. Jones of Little Rock; and 18 grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. West will be held Satuday, March 24, 2001, at 4 p.m. at the Rising Sun M.B. Church, with the Rev. John Strong Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Casteel Cemetery, under the direction of Woodhouse Mortuary.

John H. Grady
Mr. John H. Grady, age 47 of Wright City, Mo., formerly of Forrest City, died Thursday, March 22, 2001 at his home.
Mr. Grady was born and raised in Forrest City and graduated from Forrest City High School in 1971.
He is survived by his mother, Pearl Grady of Forrest City; one daughter, Stephanie Grady of Forrest City; three sons, Victor Grady, John Grady, Jr. and Nicholas Grady, all of Forrest City; six sisters and five brothers.
Funeral arrangements for Mr. Grady have not been completed at this time.

Ora Lee Williams
Mrs. Ora Lee Williams, age 79, of Forrest City, died Thursday, March 22, 2001, at Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis.
Mrs. Williams was born Jan. 18, 1922 in Forrest City. She was the daughter of Sid Wymes and Sarah Murry Wymes.
Mrs. Williams is survived by two daughters, Sharon Williams of Forrest City and Mercie Rucker of St. Louis, Mo.; six sons, Jesse Phillips, Charles Phillips, both of St. Louis, Mo., John H. Phillips of Chicago, Ill., James Williams, Charlie Williams and Mozel Williams, all of Forrest City; two brothers, John Wymes of Forrest City and James Wymes of Little Rock and 30 grandchildren.
Visitation for Mrs. Williams will be Saturday, March 24, 2001, from noon to 5 p.m. in the chapel of Woodhouse Mortuary. Funeral services will be Sunday, March 25, 2001, at noon in the Pine Tree Church of God in Christ with Elder Verlee Lucas officiating. Burial will follow in Casteel Cemetery under the direction of Woodhouse Mortuary.

Julia Mae Cowan
Mrs. Julia Mae Cowan, age 71 of Colt, died Saturday, March 24, 2001, at St. Bernard's Hospital in Jonesboro.
Mrs. Cowan was born Nov. 5, 1929, to William Perry Anderson and Addie Mae Hopson Anderson. She lived most of her life in this area and was a house wife and Pentecostal.
Mrs. Cowan is survived by her husband, Maburn Cowan Jr. of the home; two sons, Perry Willhite of Fulton, Miss. and Maburn Cowan III of Wynne; three daughters, Rosemary Green of Ward, Ruth Hastings of Forrest City and Terry Fay Cross of Oklahoma City, Okla.; three brothers, James Anderson of California, Robert Anderson of North Little Rock and Kenneth Anderson of Alexander; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mrs. Cowan will be Monday, March 26, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m., in the Chapel of Morgan Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 27, 2001, at 2 p.m., at the Calvary Apostolic Church in Wynne with Bro. T.G. Ramsey and Bro. H.B. Gray officiating. Burial will follow in Hughes Cemetery under the direction of Morgan Funeral Home.

Louise Huckaba
Mrs. Louise Huckaba, age 82 of Palestine, died Friday, March 23, 2001, at her home.
Mrs. Huckaba was born April 20, 1918, in Jacksonville, Fla. She was the daughter of Clarence McAdams and Zona Morrison McAdams. Mrs. Huckaba lived in Palestine most of her life where she was a housewife and a member of the Goodwin Baptist Church.
She married Taylor Huckaba in 1941 and he preceded her in death in 1988. She is survived by a son, Franklin Huckaba of St. Louis, Mo.; four daughters, Nellie Jumper and JoAnn Clark, both of Palestine, Joyce Holt and Janet Cronice, both of Scotland; one sister, Bobbie Nell Schultz of Leoma, Tenn; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. Huckaba were held Monday, March 26, 2001, at Stevens Funeral Home. Burial followed at Bell Cemetery with Stevens Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Audrey Willene Peterson
Mrs. Audrey Willene Peterson, age 73, of Forrest City, died Friday, March 23, 2001.
Mrs. Peterson was born March 5, 1928, in Sand Slough. She was the daughter of Odis "Rass" Lawson and Mary Kelso Lawson. Mrs. Peterson made her home in the Forrest City area most of her life where she was a retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone after 29 years and was a member of the Second Baptist Church.
She married Dan Peterson in 1953 and he preceded her in death in 1998, along with a son, Dan Peterson in 2000. She is survived by on son, Luther Peterson of Ft. Worth, Texas; two sisters, Jewel French and Linda Jones, both of Forrest City; five brothers, Billy Lawson and Carl Lawson, both of Colt, Charles Lawson of Pine Tree, Odis Lawson of Newcastle and Phil Lawson of Forrest City and three grandchildren.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Peterson were held on Sunday, March 25, 2001, with the Rev. Bill Thomason and Rev. Dan Minton officiating the service at Stevens Funeral Home. Burial followed at Mr. Vernon Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
The family requests memorials be made to the Second Baptist Church.

Rayburn O. Kelly
Mr. Rayburn O. Kelly, age 77, of Moro, died Monday, March 26, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Kelly was born June 14, 1923, in Cotton Plant, was the son of William Kelly and Daisy Miller. He was a grocery store owner and a member of various lodges and clubs and was a member of Moro Baptist Church.
Mr. Kelly is survived by his wife, Ruby Kelly of the home; two sons, Bill Kelly of Moro and Gary Kelly of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; three brothers, James Kelly of Little Rock, Billy Kelly of Searcy and Doug Kelly of Cabot; two sisters, Betty Lou Jones and Sybil Farrell both of Harrison; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mr. Kelly will be Tuesday, March 27, 2001, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in Marianna. Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, March 28, 2001, at 2 p.m. at Moro Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Jones and Rev. Bill Elliott officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Moro under the direction of Roller-Citizens Funeral Home of Marianna.

Sara Mills Pitcock Parker
Mrs. Sara Mills Pitcock Parker, age 75, of Forrest City, died Monday, March 26, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City.
Mrs. Parker was born May 19, 1925, in Pope, Miss. She was the daughter of Ernest Pitcock and Cordie Campbell Pitcock. Mrs Parker had lived in Forrest City the past 36 years and had been the director of nursing at Forrest City Hospitals for 30 years. She was also a member of the First Baptist Church in Forrest City.
Mrs. Parker married Fred W. Parker in 1951, and he preceded her in death in 1987. She is survived by one daughter, Pat Hamilton of Forrest City; two sons, Charlie Parker and Mike Parker, both of Jonesboro; one sister, Lucy Clark of Memphis; a brother, Haywood Pitcock of Sardis, Miss., and five grandchildren.
Visitation for Mrs. Parker will be Tuesday, March 27, 2001, at 7 p.m., at Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 28, 2001, at 2 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home with the Rev. J.E. Hughes officiating. Burial will follow in Forrest Park Cemetery with Stevens Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Audrey Willene Peterson
Mrs. Audrey Willene Peterson, age 73, of Forrest City, died Friday, March 23, 2001.
Mrs. Peterson, born March 5, 1928, in Sand Slough, was the daughter of Odis "Rass" Lawson and Mary Kelso Lawson. She was a retired employee of Southwestern Bell where she worked for 29 years and was a member of Second Baptist Church. Mrs. Peterson lived in Forrest City for most of her life.
In 1953 Mrs. Peterson married Dan Peterson and he preceded her in death in 1998. She was also preceded in death by a son, Dan Peterson in 2000. She is survived by a son, Luther Peterson of Ft. Worth, Texas; two sisters, Jewel French and Linda Jones, both of Forrest City; five brothers, Billy Lawson and Carl Lawson, both of Colt, Charles Lawson of Pine Tree, Odis Lawson of Newcastle and Phil Lawson of Forrest City and three grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. Peterson were held Sunday, March 25, 2001, in the Chapel of Stevens Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Thomason and Rev. Dan Minton officiating. Burial followed at Mt. Vernon Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
The family requests memorials be made to Second Baptist Church.

Franklin Doyle Adams
Franklin Doyle Adams, 67, of Lake of Egypt, Marion, Ill. died Friday, March 23, 2001.
Mr. Adams, formerly of Forrest City, was born Nov. 29, 1933, in Marion, Ill. He was a former employee of Sanyo Manufacturing and a resident of Forrest City from 1972 to 1984. He was a veteran who served in Europe post-World War II.
Mr. Adams is survived by three sons, Mark, Steven and Kevin; a brother; four sisters and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister and four brothers.
Funeral services for Mr. Adams were held Monday, March 26, 2001, in Goreville Illinois.

Lortha Green Boone
Mrs. Lortha Green Boone, age 84, of Forrest City, died Thursday, March 22, 2001, at Crestpark Retirement Inn.
Mrs. Boone was born June 14, 1916, in St. Louis, Mo. She was the daughter of Henry Woods and Lizzie Brown Woods.
Mrs. Boone is survived by a brother, Willie G. Woods of Mableton, Ga. and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Visitation for Mrs. Boone will be held Friday, March 30, 2001, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Chapel of Woodhouse Mortuary. Funeral services will be Saturday, March 31, 2001, at 1 p.m. at Woodhouse Mortuary with Rev. Robert Woods officiating. Burial will follow in Casteel Cemetery under the direction of Woodhouse Mortuary.

Jerome M. Wallace
Mr. Jerome M. Wallace, age 25, of West Memphis, died Saturday, March 24, 2001, at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis.
Mr. Wallace is survived by his mother, Barbara Wallace Dandridge of West Memphis; his father, Clarence Pearson Sr. of Forrest City; a daughter, Jermishia Wallace of Memphis; two sisters, Shena Dandridge of West Memphis and Telisha Pearson of Forrest City; four brothers, Marvin Wallace of West Memphis, Shannon Leaster of Kuwait, Clarence Pearson Jr. and Stephone Pearson, both of Forrest City; his grandparents, Richard and Martha Wallace and William and Marie Shipp, all of Sunset.
Visitation for Mr. Wallace will be Friday, March 30, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Anthony Funeral Home Chapel South in West Memphis. Funeral services will be Saturday, March 31, 2001, at 12:30 p.m., at Rising Sun M.B. Church in Sunset with burial following in Paradise Garden Cemetery in Edmondson. Anthony Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Cleavon Gatewood
Mr. Cleavon Gatewood, age 69, of Forrest City, died Wednesday, March 28, 2001, at Crestpark Retirement Inn.
Mr. Gatewood, born June 21, 1931, in Lagrange, Tenn., was a retired farmer. He is survived by a daughter, Evelyn Gatewood of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; five brothers, Andrew Gatewood, Thomas Gatewood and Earnest White, all of Little Rock, John Gatewood Jr., of Holly Springs, Miss. and Edward Gatewood of Widener; nine sisters, Dora Jean Summage of Omaha, Neb., Evester Gatewood of Detroit, Mich., Earnestine Lewis, Nettie Mae Parks and Mary Butler, all of Little Rock, Louise Crawford, Linda Gatewood and Lillie B. Watson, all of Forrest City and Pearlie Barley of Rochester, N.Y. and four grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mr. Gatewood will be Saturday, March 31, 2001, at 1 p.m. at Rising Sun M.B. Church with Rev. John Strong officiating. Burial will follow at Casteel Cemetery under the direction of Clay Funeral Home.


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