Miscellaneous St. Francis County, Arkansas Obituaries

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Dr. J.C. Beane
Dr. John Colmore Beane Jr., 74, of Forrest City, died Saturday, March 31, 2001, in the hospital at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Center in Little Rock.
He was born July 31, 1926, in Dierks, the son of John Colmore Beane Sr., and Stella Thompson Beane. He graduated from Paragould High School and was a World War II veteran. He attended Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia and the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, where he was a letterman on the Razorback football team and graduated with a bachelor's degree. He graduated in 1953 from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis.
He established a private practice of optometry in Forrest City in 1953, and later was founder of Lifetime Vision, Inc. He retired in 1997.
Dr. Beane was a member of the board of the Forrest City Savings and Loan and a charter member of the board of Forrest City Bank, was past-president of the Arkansas Optometric Association and a longtime member of the Rotary Club. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Forrest City.
An Eagle Scout, he served as a Scoutmaster in Forrest City. He was an officer in the Jaycees and a charter commissioner of the Forrest City Little League Baseball Association. He was a member of the Mississippi River Parkway Commission.
In 1946 he married Jacqueline Johnson, who survives him. He is also survived by a daughter, Ann Beane Hudson of Forrest City; his son, John C. Beane III, of Naples, Fla.; and a host of grandchildren, relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at the First Baptist Church in Forrest City at 11 a.m. with Rev. Johnny Jackson, interim pastor of the First Baptist Church in Forrest City, and Dr. Randy L. Hyde, pastor of Pulaski Heights Baptist Church in Little Rock officiating. Stevens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The family asks that any memorials be sent to the First Baptist Church on North Rosser Street, Forrest City, or to ACRC-UAMS.

Callie Louise Jones
Mrs. Callie Louise Jones, age 58, of Forrest City, died Saturday, March 31, 2001 at Methodist Central Hospital in Memphis.
Mrs. Jones is survived by two daughters, Patricia Ann Poindexter of Fayettevele, Tenn. and Tina Poindexter of Forrest City; her mother, Violet Bradford of Forrest City; one brother, Jim Allen Bradford of Forrest City; two sisters, Rosemary Brown and Juanita Barkley of Forrest City.
Funeral services for Mrs. Jones will be Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at 11 a.m., at Second Baptist Church in Forrest City.
The family request memorials be made to Second Baptist Church in lieu of flowers.
Morgan Funeral Home is in charge.

Frances Neal Deason
Mrs. Frances Neal Deason, age 60, of Wynne, died Sunday, April 1, 2001, at her home in Wynne.
Mrs. Deason was born April 17, 1940, in Cross County. She was the daughter of the late John and Viola Holt Neal. She attended school in Wynne and was a 1959 graduate of Wynne High School. She was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of Wynne and Cross County and she was a Baptist.
She married Burnis Deason in 1962 and he survives her along with one brother, George Neal of Colt and a host of relatives and friends.
Funeral services for Mrs. Deason were held today, Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home in Wynne with Rev. Arthur Kennedy officiating. Burial followed in the Barnishaw Cemetery at Pine Tree with Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Fannie Woodard
Ms. Fannie Woodard, age 69, of Forrest City, died Friday, March 30, 2001, at Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis.
Ms. Woodard is survived by two daughters, Darlene Bradley and Arlene Woodard, both of Forrest City; two sons, Sammy Woodard and Bobby Woodard, both of Forrest City; seven sisters, Catherine Simmons of Jackson, Miss., Lola Bell Powell of Cleveland, Ohio, Mary Alice Goodman of St. Louis, Mo., Lucy Crawford of Shell Lake, Charlsie Woodard of Forrest City, Ruthie Mae Bowman of Little Rock and Annie Bobo of Heth; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Ms. Woodard will be Friday, April 6, 2001, from 10 a.m. to noon at Union Grove M.B. Church with the funeral following at noon. Burial will follow in Paradise Garden Cemetery in Edmondson under the direction of Anthony Funeral Home of West Memphis.

Cleora Neal
Mrs. Cleora Neal, age 63, of Forrest City, died Friday, March 30, 2001, at Crestpark Retirement Inn of Forrest City.
Mrs. Neal was born Jan. 29, 1938, in West Memphis. She was a retired laborer.
Mrs. Neal is survived by her husband, Woodrow Neal of Forrest City; two sons, Cleophia Neal of Minneapolis, Minn. and Woodrow Neal Jr. of Forrest City; two daughters, Gwen Gates of Little Rock and Betty Beasley of Palestine; two brothers, Curtis Varnado and Lucious Varnado, both of Minneapolis, Minn.; a sister, Joan Williams of Little Rock; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mrs. Neal will be Thursday, April 5, 2001, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Clay Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Friday, April 6, 2001, at 11 a.m., at New Light M.B. Church with the Rev. Earl Sinclair officiating. Burial will follow in Casteel Cemetery under the direction of Clay Funeral Home.

Fannie Woodard
Ms. Fannie Woodard, age 69, of Forrest City, died Friday, March 30, 2001, at Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis.
Ms. Woodard is survived by two daughters, Darlene Bradley and Arlene Woodard, both of Forrest City; two sons, Sammy Woodard and Bobby Woodard, both of Forrest City; seven sisters, Catherine Simmons of Jackson, Miss., Lola Bell Powell of Cleveland, Ohio, Mary Alice Goodman of St. Louis, Mo., Lucy Crawford of Shell Lake, Charlisie Woodard of Forrest City, Ruthie Mae Bowman of Little Rock and Annie Bobo of Heth; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Ms. Woodard will be Friday, April 6, 2001, from 10 a.m. to noon at Salem M.B. Church in Forrest City with the funeral following at noon. Burial will follow in Paradise Garden Cemetery in Edmondson under the direction of Anthony Funeral Home.

Lois R. Anderson
Mrs. Lois R. Anderson, age 70, of Pine Bluff, died Friday, March 30, 2001, in Pine Bluff.
Mrs. Anderson, formerly of Marianna, was a retired teacher and a member of Eta Sigma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, Paradise M.B. Church, AARP, NAACP, Arkansas Teacher Retirement and a honorary member of UAPB Vester Choir.
She is survived by two daughters, Marion Anderson McMillion and Joycelyn Anderson Scott, both of Pine Bluff; three sons, Elo Gerome Anderson of Cotton Plant, Robert Anderson of Houston, Texas and Victor Ryland of Pine Bluff; one sister, Aquilla Ramsey of Milwaukee, Wisc.; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mrs. Anderson will be Friday, April 6, 2001, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Kennedy Chapel Funeral Home. A wake will follow from 6 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 7, 2001, at 11 a.m., at Paradise M.B. Church with the Rev. E.H. Garrett officiating. Burial will follow in Pilgrim Cemetery under the direction of Kennedy Funeral Home.

Queen Ester Quarrels
Ms. Queen Ester Quarrels, age 71, of Palestine, died Friday, March 30, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City.
Ms. Quarrels was a teacher's aid for 30 years for the Palestine-Wheatley Schools and was a member of the Mother of Jericho Church of God in Christ. She was a missionary and a Sunday School teacher.
She is survived by four daughters, Loretta Smith and Ersenia Quarrels, both of Palestine, Odersa Brittenum of Disputanta, Vir. and Maud Delois Smith of Leawood, Kan.; seven sons, Edison Quarrels of San Antonio, Texas, Arthur Lee Quarrels and Aldolphus Quarrels, both of West Memphis, Quertis Quarrels of Little Rock, Harry Lee Quarrels of Jonesboro, Theodore Quarrels of Elkmont, Ala. and Cedric Quarrels of Forrest City; one sister, Sendy Wilburn of Palestine; two brothers, James Gardner of Forrest City and Leroy Gardner of Palestine; 28 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Ms. Quarrels will be Friday, April 6, 2001, from 12 to 5 p.m. at Kennedy Funeral Home with a wake to follow from 6 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 7, 2001, at 2 p.m. at the United Christian M.B. Church in Forrest City with Rev. Norris Latham and Rev. Nathaniel Pendleton officiating. Burial will follow in Jericho Cemetery under the direction of Kennedy Funeral Home.

Elgin Louis Rogers
Mr. Elgin Louis Rogers, age 37, of St. Louis, Mo. died Monday, April 2, 2001 at St. Mary Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.
Mr. Rogers, formerly of Colt, was born June 18, 1963 in Forrest City. He was the son of the late Warren G. Rogers and Bertha Hancock Rogers.
Mr. Rogers is survived by his mother, Bertha Rogers of Colt; five sisters, Lillie Jefferson, Neomi Sledge, both of St. Louis, Mo., Wilma Steward of Forrest City, Augustine Thompson and Gloria Black, both of North Carolina; five brothers, Andrew Rogers and Rodney Rogers, both of Colt, Leonard Rogers of Caldwell, James Rogers of North Carolina and Ray Rogers of Forrest City.
Visitation for Mr. Rogers will be Friday, April 6, 2001, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Woodhouse Mortuary. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 7, 2001, at 11 a.m. at Mr. Sinai Baptist Church with Rev. Williams Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Clark Cemetery under the direction of Woodhouse Mortuary.

Robert L. Shannon
Mr. Robert L. Shannon, age 81, of Forrest City, died Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City.
Mr. Shannon was born May 10, 1919, in Tyork, Miss. He was a retired supervisor and served in the U.S. Army.
Mr. Shannon is survived by his wife, Elna Shannon of Forrest City and two sisters, Mary Molette of Los Angeles, Calif. and Carrie Troupe of Berkley, Calif.
Visitation for Mr. Shannon will be Friday, April 6, 2001, from 12:30 to 5 p.m. at Clay Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 7, 2001, at 1 p.m. at Madison Light Baptist Church with the Rev. Lonzo Gatlin officiating. Burial will follow in Forrest City Cemetery under the direction of Clay Funeral Home.

Otha Ruth Siler
Mrs. Otha Ruth Siler, age 88 of Pleasant Plains died Wednesday, April 4, 2001.
Mrs. Siler was born on Oct. 22, 1912, in Denmark. She was the daughter of James and Lizzie Watkins Ransom. Mrs. Siler was a homemaker and a member of the Pleasant Plains Church of Christ.
Mrs. Siler was preceded in death by her husband Harvie Siler. She is survived by two sons, Glen Siler of Marianna and Tom Siler of Tallahassee, Fla.; one daughter, Barbara Phillips of Jasper, Tenn.; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mrs. Siler will be Thursday, April 5, 2001, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Powell Funeral Home in Pleasant Plains. Funeral services will be Friday, April 6, 2001, at 10 a.m. in the Chapel of Powell Funeral Home with burial to follow in Pleasant Plains Cemetery under the direction of Powell Funeral Home.

Maxine Cox Allen
Mrs. Maxine Cox Allen died March 13, 2001, at Charleston, R.I.
She grew up in Forrest City, but spent most of her adult life in Nevada, Mo. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Pete Writer of Charleston, R.I. and Toni Bosler of Nashville, Tenn.; two sisters, Laverne Futrell of Wynne and Frances McPhail of Slate Springs, Miss.
She was the widow of Dr. William Allen and the sister of the late Onice Faupel of Forrest City.
Funeral services were held in Nevada, Mo. with burial following in Rich Hill, Mo.

Pearlie Mae Berry
Mrs. Pearlie Mae Berry, age 55, of Widener, died Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro.
She was born March 4, 1946, in Round Pond, the daughter of the late Willie Howard and Elnora Howard. She was a housekeeper.
Mrs. Berry is survived by her husband, Troy Berry of Widener; four sons, Gregory Stacy of Forrest City, John Stacy of Widener, Leonard Woodard and Marco Woodard, both of Arlington, Texas; three daughters, Vanessa Norment of Forrest City, Stephanie McDaniel of Memphis and Shante Woodard of Forrest City; four brothers, Tommy Howard of Chicago, Johnny Howard of Memphis, Terry Howard and Elliot Howard, both of West Memphis; two sisters, Willie Mae Stamps and Flora Johnson, both of Chicago and 14 grandchildren.
Visitation for Mrs. Berry will be held Monday, April 9, 2001, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Clay Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at St. John M.B. Church Monday, April 9, at 1 p.m., with Rev. Marland Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Casteel Cemetery under the direction of Clay Funeral Home.

Flossie M. Westmoreland
Mrs. Flossie M. Wright Westmoreland, age 68, of Parkin, formerly of Forrest City, died Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at the Regional Medical Center of Northeast Arkansas in Jonesboro.
She was born May 19, 1932, in Greene County, the daughter of the late Joseph and Ella Wicker Wright. She was a graduate of Parkin High School. In 1953 she married Fred Westmmoreland, who survives her. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Parkin.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Westmoreland is survived by two sons, Terry Westmoreland and Mark Westmoreland, both of Wynne; a daughter, Holly Lee Todd of Paragould; three sisters, Doris Pressgrove of Jonesboro, Opal Whitener of Madison, Miss. and Cleavie Godaux of Parkin and five grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond and Dossie Wright; and by three sisters, Florine Wood, Edith Jones and Elanor Neimeyer.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 6, at Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at the First Baptist Church of Parkin, with the Rev. John Finn officiating, assisted by the Rev. Johnny Green. Burial will be in the Crittenden Memorial Park Cemetery at Marion under the direction of Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home of Wynne.
The family requests that memorials be made to the First Baptist Church of Parkin.

James Halford Baty
Mr. James Halford Baty, age 74, of Widener, died Friday, April 6, 2001, at his residence.
Mr. Baty was a carpenter, a member of the VFW and Good Hope Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Florence Davis Baty of Widener; two daughters, Patricia Ann Sidle of Orlando, Fla. and Jeannie Furno of Culleoka, Tenn.; two sons, Jimmy Baty of Summertown, Tenn. and Timothy Baty of Widener; two brothers, Robert Baty of Marion and Leon Baty of Adrian, Mich.; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mr. Baty were held today, Monday, April 9, 2001, at 2 p.m. at Good Hope Baptist Church. Burial followed in Hughes Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Citizen Funeral Home in West Memphis.

Ethel Mae Jones
Mrs. Ethel Mae Jones, age 60, of Forrest City, died Friday, April 6, 2001 at Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock.
Mrs. Jones was born March 29, 1941 in Elaine. She was the daughter of Tommy and Margaret McClendon.
Mrs. Jones is survived by three sons, Jerry Lee Jones of Markhamik, Ill, Michael R. Jones and David Jones, both of Forrest City; a sister, Margree Lacy of Forrest City; three brothers, David McClendon of Vero Beach, Fla., Roosevelt McClendon of Detroit, Mich. and Claude Boyd of Chicago, Ill.; and four grandchildren.
Visitation for Mrs. Jones will be Tuesday, April 10, 2001, from 12 to 5 p.m. in the Chapel of Woodhouse Mortuary. Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 11, 2001, at noon at the Church of God with Elder James Jennings officiating. Burial will follow in Shiloh Cemetery under the direction of Woodhouse Mortuary.

George W. "James" McCombs
Mr. George W. "James" McCombs, age 65, of Forrest City, died Tuesday, March 20, 2001, at Methodist Health Care in Memphis.
Mr. McCombs, born Nov. 21, 1935, in Georgia, was the son of James W. and Eddie Dossie McCombs. He was a member of St. Smyrna Baptist Church.
Mr. McCombs is survived by his wife, Ora Lee Forest Young McCombs of the home; two daughters, Kathy McCombs Smith and Marilyn McCombs Smith; two sons, Stephen McCombs and Chris Benning; two stepdaughters, Dianne Walker and Angela Watson; three brothers, Roosevelt McCombs, Jackie McCombs and Sidney McCombs; four sisters, Mattie Jackson, Bobbie Robinson, Emily Harmon and Bernice McCombs; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and a host of friends and relatives. He was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Sewell.
Funeral services for Mr. McCombs were held Saturday, March, 24, 2001, at St. Smyrna Baptist Church in Newnan, Ga., with Rev. J.W. Russell Jr. officiating under the direction of Sellers-Smith Funeral Home Inc., in Newnan.

Annie Ayers
Mrs. Annie Ayers, age 86, of Chicago, died Wednesday, March 28, 2001, at Holy Cross Hospital in Chicago.
A graveside service for Mrs. Ayers, born Feb. 16, 1914, in Hazen, was held recently in Hazen Cemetery in Hazen under the direction of Clay Funeral Home.

Samuel Leroy Chalker
Mr. Samuel Leroy Chalker, aged 94, of Kingsport, Tenn., died Sunday, April 8, 2001.
Mrs. Chalker was born July 14, 1906, in Gibson County, Tenn. He was a graduate of Trimble High School and a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of the VFW and the Moose Lodge. He was a member of the Gideons for 52 years. He was a member of Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church in Forrest City, and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Kingsport at the time of his death.
He lived in Forrest City from 1955 until 1983. He retired from Tom's Snack Foods in 1972.
Mr. Chalker was preceded in death by his parents, Franklin Chalker and Jimmie Edmiston Chalker; and by three brothers, Glenn Chalker, Fay Chalker and Lexie Chalker.
Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Mary Virginia Long Chalker of Kingsport; two daughters, Florence Godat of Kingsport and Marguerite Hortenstine of Gig Harbor, Wash.; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. tonight, Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home in downtown Kingsport.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 11, 2001 at 1 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Kingsport, with Rev. Gary L. R. Bulalrd and Rev. Beth Yarbrough officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery Under the direction of Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home.
The family requests that donations be made to the Gideons, or the First Presbyterian Church.

Jewel Cook Compton
Mrs. Jewel Cook Compton, age 81, of Stuttgart, died Saturday, April 7, 2001, at her home.
Mrs. Compton was born Nov. 1, 1919, in Dalton. She was the daughter of James F. Cook and Addie Tilda Hall Cook. She was a cattle farmer.
Mrs. Compton was preceded in death by a brother, Ralph Cook and three sisters, Wildean King, Vada Jenkins and Cleva Jean Montgomery.
She is survived by four daughters, Patricia Smith of Forrest City, Julia L. Lee and Marcia L. Schultz, both of Stuttgart and Diana L. Holland of Conway; a brother, James Cook of Dalton; two sisters, Juanita Wilson of Pocahontas and Tiney Byrd of Waterford, Mich.; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Compton were held today, Tuesday, April 10, 2001, in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with G.W. Allison officiating the service. Burial followed in Randolph Memorial Gardens under the direction of McNabb Funeral Home.

Donald Ray Hall
Mr. Donald Ray Hall, age 60, of Colt, died Monday, April 9, 2001 at his home.
Mr. Hall was born March 16, 1941 in Wynne. He was the son of Elmer Hall and Ruth Kelso. Mr. Hall lived in Colt most of his life and was a past employee of Airtherm, was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.
Mr. Hall married Ruby Rigney in 1961, and she survives him along with one son, Andrew Ray Hall of Memphis; one daughter, Nicole Smith of Springfield, Mo.; his father and step-mother, Elmer and Doris Hall of Searcy; his mother, Ruth Shelton of Forrest City; a brother, Jeff Pickens of Texas; a sister, Janell Williams of Jonesboro and a granddaughter.
Visitation for Mr. Hall will be Tuesday, April 10, 2001, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 11, 2001, at 10 a.m. at the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Loughridge Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
Memorials are to be made to the American Cancer Society.

John W. Parsley
Mr. John W. Parsley, age 78, of Forrest City, died Monday, April 9, 2001 at his home.
Mr. Parsley was born Nov. 22, 1922, in Pocahontas. He was the son of Grover Walton Parsley and Eula Mae Stalnaker Parsley. Mr. Parsley made his home in Forrest City the past 38 years. He was a farmer and a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.
Mr. Parsley married Betty Jane Young in 1951, and she preceded him in death in 1993. He is survived by three daughters, Dianna Ryan of Santa Cruz, Calif., Sheila Young of Alexander and Judy Furnish of Little Rock; one son, Don Parsley of Caruthersville, Mo; two sisters, Joyce Zimmerman of Calif. and Ouida Mullaly of Bradenton, Fla.; four brothers, D.R. Parsley of Cotton Plant, Royce Gerald Parsley of Mountainview, Harold Dean Parsley of Indiana and Jan Parsley of California; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held graveside, Wednesday, April, 11, 2001, at 1 p.m. at Forrest Park Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
The family requests memorials be made to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

Orland D. Teague
Mr. Orland D. Teague, age 76, of Quitman, died Sunday, April 8, 2001.
Mr. Teague was born Feb. 19, 1925, in Vilonia to Leonard G. and Laura Johnson Teague. He served in the U.S. Navy and worked as a power plant operator in the U.S. Corps of Engineers.
Mr. Teague was preceded in death by his wife, Roberta Lee Teague
He is survived by four sons, Michael Teague of Quitman, Gary Teague, Bob Teague and Orland Dee Teague, all of Mountain Home; one brother, Orville Teague of Mt. Ida; 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Wednesday, April 11, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Moore's Jacksonville Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held for Mr. Teague, Thursday, April 12, 2001, at 2 p.m. at Griffin-Leggett Rest Hills Cemetery in Sherwood under the direction of Moore's Jacksonville Funeral Home.

Justiss Webber
Miss Justiss Webber, age 10 months, died Saturday, April 7, 2001, at LeBonheur Children's Medical Center in Memphis.
Miss Webber, born May 22, 2000, was the daughter of Edward Webber and Marcie Ingram Webber, both of Memphis. She is also survived by a sister, Sharonda Ingram Bridgeforth of Memphis.
A graveside service for Miss Webber was held today, April 10, 2001, with Mr. V.B. Rose officiating at Stanley Grove Cemetery in Caldwell under the direction of Clay Funeral Home.

Leroy Crawford
Mr. Leroy Crawford, age 68, of Forrest City, died Thursday, April 5, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis.
Mr. Crawford, born May 18, 1932, in Forrest City, was a retired stocker at Bonds Grocery. He is survived by a daughter, Sandra Euwing of Forrest City; a sister, Quantine Crawford of Forrest City; a grandchild and a great-grandchild.
Visitation for Mr. Crawford is scheduled for Friday, April 13, 2001, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Chapel of Clay Funeral Home. Funeral services for Mr. Crawford are scheduled for Saturday, April 14, 2001, at 11 a.m. at Rising Sun M.B. Church with Rev. John Strong officiating. Burial will follow in Casteel Cemetery under the direction of Clay Funeral Home.

Mary "Frances" Passer
Mrs. Mary "Frances" Passer, age 71, of Klamath Falls, Ore., died Sunday, April 1, 2001, in Merle West Medical Center.
Mrs. Passer was born Aug. 3, 1929, in Forrest City. She was the daughter of Clarence Holmes Sr., and Myrtle Gadberry Holmes. Mrs. Passer worked as a foodservice dietitian for Port Mesa Convalescent Home in Newport Beach, Califorinia for 25 years and worked as a caregiver in home health care for the elderly. She was a member of TOPS in Klamath Falls, Ore.
Mrs. Passer is survived by three daughters, Cassandra Pritchett of Klamath Falls, Ore., Linda Fair of Garden Grove, Calif. and Karla Russell of Colorado Springs, Colo.; one son, Bruce Passer of Philadelphia, Pa.; and a brother, Clarence Holmes Jr., of Westminister, Calif.
Eternal Hills Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Cansolia Allen Spears
Mrs. Cansolia Allen Spears, age 71, of Colt, died Sunday, April 8, 2001, at her home.
Mrs. Spears, born Nov. 19, 1929, in Sugarlark, Miss., was the daughter of Henry Allen and Mattie Lockett Allen.
Mrs. Spears is survived by her husband, Ralph Spears of Colt; two daughters, Mattie Spears of Forrest City and Florine Brandon of Chicago, Ill.; four sons, Edward Harris of Forrest City, James Bryson of Green River, Wyo., McArthur Spears of Chicago, Ill. and James Spears of Colt; a sister, Inez Johnson of Memphis; two brothers, George Allen of Amarillo, Texas and James Allen of Memphis; 30 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mrs. Spears will be Friday, April 13, 2001, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Chapel of Woodhouse Mortuary. Funeral services for Mrs. Allen will be Saturday, April 14, 2001 at 11:30 a.m. at Poplar Grove M.B. Church with Rev. Willard Gibson officiating under the direction of Woodhouse Mortuary.

Diane Bland
Mrs. Diane Bland, age 49, of Forrest City, died Wednesday, April 11, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis.
Mrs. Bland, the daughter of Jessie Driver and Otha Ford, both of Forrest City was a dietician with Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City for 20 years.
Mrs. Bland is survived by her parents; 11 sisters, Patricia Jones, Carolyn Johnson, Janet Driver, Linda Driver, Donna Pritchard, all of Forrest City, Sharon Ford of Dallas, Texas, Karen Driver of Marion, Carolyn Johnson of Little Rock, Gloria Driver, Yvonne Tomlin and Debra Huntley all of Palestine; nine brothers, Lewis Driver, L.B. Haggans and Rodney Ford, all of Forrest City, Rickey Haggans of Chicago, Ill., Calvin Haggans of Little Rock, Tony Ford, Robert Ford and Michael Ford all of Dallas, Texas, and Gary Driver of San Diego, Calif.
Visitation for Mrs. Bland will be Monday, April 16, 2001, from noon to 5 p.m. at Kennedy Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 17, 2001, at 1 p.m. at Lane Chapel C.M.E. Church with Rev. Ronald Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Casteel Cemetery under the direction of Kennedy Funeral Home.

Skyler Daniel Keith
Skyler Daniel Keith, an infant, of Branch, died Monday, April 9, 2001, in Fort Smith.
Keith was the son of Alisha Moore and Skyler Dawn Keith of Branch. He is survived by his parents; his grandparents, Skyler Keith and Anita Keith of Ratcliff, Edgar Moore of Forrest City and Mary Farrell of Palestine and his great-grandparents, Leevon and Helen Long of Palestine, Delmer and Jean Keith of Tecumseh, Okla., and Leatie Moore of Forrest City.
Funeral services for Skyler Keith were held Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at Roller Funeral Home Chapel in Paris. Burial followed in Caulksville Cemetery in Caulksville under the direction of Roller Funeral Home of Paris.

Rodessa Tabron-Motley
Mrs. Rodessa Tabron-Motley, age 92 of Colt died Saturday, April 7, 2001.
Mrs. Motley, born Dec. 2, 1908 to John and Roberta Jones.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Rev. John Tabron; her second husband, Ervin Motley; one sister, Mozella Hare; three sons, John Tabron, Paul Tabron and Sylvester Tabron; a daughter, Mildred Tabron and a step-son, Harry Motley.
Mrs. Motley is survived by one son, William Len Tabron; three daughters, Clustine Buie, Dorothy Twillie and Jacquelyn Wade; five step-children; 26 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Family hour visitation for Mrs. Motley will be Friday, April 13, 2001 from 7 to 8 p.m. at Kennedy Funeral Home in Forrest City. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 14, 2001 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Colt with Gunn Funeral Home of Little Rock in charge of the arrangements.


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