Miscellaneous St. Francis County, Arkansas Obituaries

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H. Paul Brown
Mr. H. Paul Brown, age 83, of Forrest City, died Monday, April 16, 2001, at Baptist Hospital East in Memphis.
Mr. Brown was born March 30, 1918, the son of Ruffin T. Brown and Mary Ann Rowland Brown. He was a charter member of the Forrest Hills Methodist Church. Mr. Brown worked for a sign company and for the Post Office prior to retirement.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Brown of Forrest City; one daughter, Paulette Jones of Batesville; three sisters, Louise Dearrington and Libby Boswell, both of Forrest City and Mildred Stevens of Parsons, Tenn. and two grandchildren.
Visitation for Mr. Brown will be Tuesday, April 17, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Morgan Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 18, 2001, at 2 p.m. at Morgan Chapel Funeral Home with Bro. Floyd Ray, Bro. David Ramsey and Bro. Gary Malone officiating. Burial will follow in Hughes Cemetery under the direction of Morgan Funeral Home.

Nancy Kay Davidson
Mrs. Nancy Kay Davidson, age 58, of Colt, died Monday, April 16, 2001, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis. She had been in poor health for the past two years.
She was born Sept. 14, 1942, in Memphis, a daughter of Claude Brooks and Jessie Brawner Brooks. She lived in Colt most of her life, was a homemaker and a member of the New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary.
Mrs. Davidson married Roger Davidson in 1959, and he survives her, along with a daughter, Angela Kay Davidson Bailey of Germantown, Tenn.; three sisters, Gay Scott, Dorothy "Dot" Turner and Ann Jordan, all of Wynne, and one grandchild. She was preceded in death by a son, Phelan Davidson and by a sister, Gladys Higgs.
Visitation will be tonight, Tuesday, April 17, from 6-9 p.m. Funeral services for Mrs. Davidson will be held Wednesday, April 18, 2001, at Stevens Funeral Home chappel at 2 p.m. with burial in Forrest Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to to the Memphis Cancer Center or New Prospect MIssionary Baptist Church.
Stevens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Elizabeth Caroline Gibson
Elizabeth Caroline Gibson, age 11 weeks of Jackson, Tenn., died Wednesday, April 11, 2001, at her home.
She is survived by her parents, Douglas Lee Gibson and Jennie Jones Gibson of Jackson, Tenn.; a brother, Paul Douglas Gibson of Jackson, Tenn.; her maternal grandparents, Robert and Paula Jones of Forrest City; paternal grandparents, Norman and Rosie Gibson of DeKalb, Miss.; and a paternal great-grandmother, J.P. Gibson of DeKalb, Miss.
Miss Gibson was preceded in death by a paternal grandmother, Oneta Gibson of DeKalb, Miss.
Visitation will be at the North Chapel of George A. Smith and Sons Funeral Home in Jackson, Tenn. Saturday, April 21, 2001 from 1 to 3 p.m. Graveside service will be held for Miss Gibson Saturday, April 21, 2001, at 3 p.m. at Ridgecrest Cemetery in Jackson, Tenn., under the direction of George A. Smith and Sons North Chapel Funeral Home.
The family requests memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church Nursery Fund, 315 E. Chester St., Jackson, Tenn., 38301. 

Helen Oxner Bryant
Mrs. Helen Oxner Bryant, age 89, of Brinkley, died Monday, April 16, 2001 at the Stuttgart Regional Medical Center in Stuttgart.
Mrs. Bryant was born Sept. 25, 1911. She was the daughter of Robert Wesley Oxner and Elsie Jane Rice Oxner. Mrs. Bryant attended the Victory Church in Brinkley and was a cook for the Brinkley Public Schools until her retirement.
She is survived by one son, Robert Bryant of Decatur, Ala.; two daughters, Louise Holloway of Wheatley and Cathy Stout of Cabot; one brother, Fred Oxner of Brinkley; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Bryant was preceded in death by a son, Albert Bryant in 1964.
Funeral services for Mrs. Bryant will be Thursday, April 19, 2001, at 10 a.m. at the First Assembly of God Church in Brinkley with the Rev. Don Stewart officiating. Burial will follow in Oaklawn Cemetery with Bob Neal and Sons Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

William Harold McMickle Sr.
Mr. William Harold "Slick" McMickle Sr., 64, of Wynne died Tuesday, April 17, 2001, at his home.
Mr. McMickle was born Nov. 27, 1936, in Pine Tree. He was a graduate of Marianna High School, Southern State University in Magnolia and the Oklahoma Teachers College. He was also a former resident of Forrest City.
He was a bookkeeper for Kennon Trucking and Farms in Wynne before retiring. He was a member of the Union Avenue Baptist Church in Wynne and a Navy Reserve veteran. Mr. McMickle was also a 32nd degree Mason, a member of the Masonic Lodge in Wynne and the Scottish Rite. He was a former employee of Halstead Industries.
Survivors include his wife, Ann McMickle of Wynne; two sons, Harold McMickle Jr., of Bono and Tony McMickle of Trumann; one daughter, Shannon Haynes of Trumann; a step-son, Larry Griffin of Cherry Valley; a step-daughter, Rhonda Griffin of Fort Smith; two brothers, Donnie McMickle of Aubrey and Kenneth McMickle of Palestine; three sisters, Mary Cook of Oregon, Virgie Fiedler of Powers, Ore., and Ruby Zarnes of Sacramento, Calif., and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, J.C. and Gladys McMickle; four brothers, Delbert Edward Holcomb, Harlan Holcomb, Joy Ray Holcomb and Joseph Willard Holcomb; and a sister, Bessie Mae Holcomb.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 19, 2001, at the Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home chapel in Wynne with Rev. William Witcher officiating. Burial will be in Barnishaw Cemetery at Pine Tree under the direction of Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home of Wynne.
Visitation was from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

James Leo Grobmyer
Mr. James Leo Grobmyer, age 74, of Little Rock, died Thursday, April 19, 2001.
Mr. Grobmyer, born June 12, 1946, in Forrest City, served as an elder for 17 years in the Sandstone Drive Church of Christ in Little Rock. He retired from Arkansas Power and Light in 1986, after 35 years.
Mr. Grobmyer is survived by his wife, Patsy Stewart Grobmyer; two daughters, Julie Goin of Magnolia and Jennye Dulaney of Fayetteville; two brothers, Ed Grobmyer of Arab, Ala. and Bill Grobmyer of Forrest City and five grandchildren.
Visitation for Mr. Grobmyer will be Friday, April 20, 2001, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., at Huson Funeral Home in Little Rock. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 21, 2001, at 11 a.m., at Geyer Springs Church of Christ with Ralph Winehold officiating. Graveside services will be at 3:30 p.m. at the Forrest Park Cemetery in Forrest City under the direction of Huson Funeral Home.

James Daryl Ponder
Mr. James Daryl Ponder, age 33, of Colt, died Thursday, April 19, 2001.
Mr. Ponder was born Jan. 8, 1968, in Fort Sill, Okla. He was the son of James E. and Helen Fleming Ponder. Mr. Ponder lived in Colt most of his life and was a Baptist.
He is survived by a daughter, Miranda Grace Wingfield of Forrest City; his father, James E Ponder of Colt; his mother, Helen Ponder of Jonesboro; maternal grandparents, Murrell and Mary Quinn of Forrest City; a step-brother, Stephen McWilliams of Jonesboro and a step-sister, Gwendolyn Plaz of Jonesboro.
Visitation for Mr. Ponder will be Saturday, April 21, 2001, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Chapel of Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services for Mr. Ponder will be Sunday, April 22, 2001, at 2 p.m., in the Chapel of Stevens Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Loughridge Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.

Hazel Wade
Mrs. Hazel Wade, age 86, of Hazen, died Tuesday, April 17, 2001 at her home.
Mrs. Wade, a retired housekeeper, was born July 10, 1914, in Wattensaw, to Walter and Marille Stidham. She is survived by a granddaughter, Glenda K. Jefferson of Texarkana; four great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. Wade will be Saturday, April 21, 2001, at 1 p.m. at the Prairie Chapel Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Oscar Washington Sr. officiating. There will be a visitation preceding the funeral service from noon to 1 p.m. at the church. Burial will follow at Green Grove Cemetery in Green Grove under the direction of Clay Funeral Home.

John Cox Danehower Sr.
Mr. John Cox Danehower Sr., age 89, of Forrest City, died Saturday, April 21, 2001, at his home.
Mr. Danehower was born Sept. 23, 1911, in Forrest City and was the son of Samuel Chester Danehower and Nora Bell Cox Danehower. He lived in Forrest City all of his life. Mr. Danehower was a farmer, a member of the Forrest City Lions Club, attended Baylor University and was a member of the Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Roberta Poole Danehower in 1996. Mr. Danehower is survived by one daughter, Berta Ann Elphingstone of Forrest City; two sons, John Cox Danehower Jr. of Memphis and James Poole Danehower of Wynne; one brother, Will Roe Danehower of Arlington, Texas; one sister, Mary Danehower Taylor of Forrest City; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mr. Danehower will be Monday, April 23, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 24, 2001, at 2 p.m., at Stevens Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Forrest Park Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.

James Daryl Ponder
Mr. James Daryl Ponder, age 33, of Colt, died Thursday, April 19, 2001.
Mr. Ponder was born Jan. 8, 1968, in Fort Sill, Okla. He was the son of James E. and Helen Fleming Ponder. Mr. Ponder lived in Colt most of his life and was a Baptist.
He is survived by a daughter, Miranda Grace Wingfield of Forrest City; his father, James E. Ponder of Colt; his mother, Helen Ponder of Jonesboro; a brother, Kirk Ponder of Wynne; maternal grandparents, Murrell and Mary Quinn of Forrest City; a step-brother, Stephen McWilliams of Jonesboro and a step-sister, Gwendolyn Platz of Jonesboro.
Funeral services for Mr. Ponder were held Sunday, April 22, 2001, at 2 p.m., at Stevens Funeral Home. Burial followed at Loughridge Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.

E. R. Gaines
Rev. E.R. Gaines, died Thursday, April 19, 2001.
Rev. Gaines helped organize the Colored Lee County Ministerial Alliance, the Greater P.L.M. & D. District Association of churches. He also pastored several churches in the Lee and Phillips County area.
Funeral services for Rev. Gaines will be Saturday, April 28, 2001, at 1 p.m., at the Walnut Grove M.B. Church in Marianna under the direction of Hightower and Sons Funeral Home in Marianna.

Wilbur E. "Alex" Hamilton
Mr. Wilbur E. "Alex" Hamilton, age 74, of Wynne, died Saturday, April 21, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis.
Mr. Hamilton, born Sept. 9, 1926, in Colt, was the son of Wilbur Earnest Hamilton Sr. and Mattie Pearson Hamilton. He was a resident of St. Francis and Cross counties all of his life. He was an employee of Southwestern Bell Telephone Company from 1950 to 1965 where he was an installer and repairman. From 1965 to 1984 he was a contractor for Southwestern Bell. He was a World War II Navy veteran and a member of the American Legion and the VFW. He was a member of the Fitzgerald Baptist Church in Wynne.
Mr. Hamilton is survived by his wife, Wanda Cox Hamilton of Wynne; a son, Loy Alex Hamilton of Wynne; a daughter, Anga Hamilton Turner of Wynne; a sister Amy Jenell Hamilton Damanti of Wynne a half-sister, Elizabeth Hamilton Cary of Hollow Rock, Tenn. and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and his step-mother, Mable Clegg Hamilton.
Funeral services for Mr. Hamilton were held graveside today, Tuesday, April 24, 2001, at Loughridge Cemetery near Colt with Rev. Ellis Jones and Rev. James Tallant officiating under the direction of Kernodle Funeral Home of Wynne.
The family requests that any memorials be sent to the Fitzgerald Baptist Church in Wynne.

Ruth Aycock Haven
Mrs. Ruth Aycock Haven, age 79, of Forrest City, died Sunday, April 22, 2001.
Mrs. Haven was born Nov. 20, 1921, in Hazen. She was the daughter of L.P. Aycock and Mildred Scott Aycock. Mrs. Haven was a member of the First United Methodist Church and was a charter member of the Forrest City Junior Auxiliary. She was a master flower show judge and was an honorary member and past president of the Garden Gate Club.
Mrs. Haven is survived by her husband, Henry T. Haven of Forrest City; one daughter, Ann Haven Morledge of Little Rock; two sons, Henry T. Haven Jr. of Harrisburg, Penn. and John L. Haven of Jonesboro; one sister, Gerry Aycock Rhodes of Hazen; one brother, Scott Aycock of Hazen; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Visitation for Mrs. Haven will be Tuesday, April 24, 2001, from 5 to 7 p.m., in the Chapel of Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held graveside Wednesday, April 25, 2001, at 11 a.m. at Forrest Park Cemetery with Rev. Rex Darling officiating under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.

Annie Mable McCoy Organ Huff
Mrs. Annie Mable McCoy Organ Huff, age 73, died Tuesday, April 24, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City.
Mrs. Huff was born Jan. 7, 1928, and was the daughter of William Woody McCoy and Liddie P. David McCoy. She was a housekeeper and an employee of a mobile home manufacturer prior to retirement.
Mrs. Huff was preceded in death by her husbands, James R. Organ and George Huff. She is survived by four sons, Jimmy Organ of Memphis, Johnny Organ of Elaine, Jerry Organ of Tyronza and Joey Organ of Jonesboro; a brother, Bill McCoy of Parkin; a sister, Dorothy Snelson of Colt; 14 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mrs. Huff will be Wednesday, April 25, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m., in the Morgan Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be Thursday, April 26, 2001, at 1 p.m., at Morgan Chapel with Pastor D.G. Daniels and Bro. Marvin Gibson officiating. Burial will follow in Crittenden Memorial Cemetery in West Memphis under the direction of Morgan Funeral Home.

Allie Roe Lasater
Mrs. Allie Roe Lasater, age 86, of Forrest City, died Sunday, April 22, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City.
Mrs. Lasater was born Sept. 22, 1914, in Newark and was the daughter of Adrian C. Marshall and Minnie Barber Marshall. She lived in Forrest City most of her life. Mrs. Lasater was a beautician and a member of the First United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William "Bill" Lasater in 1964 and Mrs. Lasater is survived by two brothers, Clyde Marshall of Dayton, Ohio and Claude Marshall of Newark and two sisters, Dorothy McCormick and Betty Durham, both of California.
Visitation for Mrs. Lasater will be Tuesday, April 24, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 25, 2001, at 2 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Forrest Park Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.

Carrie Louise Smith Oxner
Mrs. Carrie Louise Smith Oxner, age 80, of Marianna, died Sunday, April 22, 2001, at her home.
Mrs. Oxner, a homemaker, was born January 23, 1921, in Oak Forrest, to John Robert Smith and Nettie Pearl Womble. Mrs. Oxner was a Methodist.
Mrs. Oxner is survived by her husband, Clentis Oxner of Marianna; three daughters, Carolyn Skinner of Bradford, Eugenia Boals of Rondo and Patsy Richart of Forrest City; a son, Harvey Oxner of Hot Springs; three sisters, Virginia Russell of Helena, Herschell Allen and Sugar Jones, both of Marianna; two brothers, Roland Smith and Wayne Smith both of Marianna; four grandchildren; four step-grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. Oxner were held graveside, today, Tuesday, April 24, 2001, at Marianna Memorial Park with Rev. Austin Hamilton officiating under the direction of Roller-Citizens Funeral Home of Marianna.

Micah Caleb Clarkson
Micah Caleb Clarkson, aged five days, of Holly Srings, Miss., died Tuesday, April 24, 2001, at Baptist Hospital East in Memphis.
He was born April 19, 2001, in Memphis, the son of Mike Clarkson and Connie Tatum Clarkson of Holly Springs.
He is survived by his parents; three sisters, Christa Clarkson, Candice Clarkson and Cara Leigh Clarkson, all of Holly Springs; grandparents Kenneth and Rebecca Tatum of Forrest City and Troy and Doris Clarkson of Colt; a great-grandmother, Margaret Cox of Forrest City. He was preceded in death by a sister, Carlei Rebecca Clarkson.
Graveside services will be held at Hillcrest Cemetery in Holly Springs on Thursday, April 26, 2001, at 11 a.m., with Dr. Curtis Farrell officiating. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge.
Memorials may be sent to the First Baptist Church of Holly Springs.

Johnnie W. Taylor
Mr. Johnnie W. Taylor, age 87, of Forrest City, died Tuesday, April 25, 2001, at the U.T. Bowld Hospital in Memphis.
Mr. Taylor, born April 27, 1913, in Alabama, was the son of James L. Taylor and Evie Porter Taylor. He was a farmer and a member of Widener Baptist Church and lived in Forrest City most of his life.
In 1931, Mr. Taylor married Eva Christy, and she preceded him in death in 1976. In 1978, he married Alma Busby, and she preceded him in death in 1992. He is survived by two sons, Wilburn Taylor of Millington, Tenn., and Lloyd Taylor of Forrest City; two daughters, Weaber Christian of Tennessee Ridge, Tenn. and Retha Clark of Jonesboro; 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death in 1973 by a son, Gilbert Taylor.
Visitation for Mr. Taylor will be held Wednesday, April 25, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Chapel of Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services for Mr. Taylor will be held Thursday, April 26, 2001, at 10 a.m. in the Chapel of Stevens Funeral Home with burial in Hughes Cemetery. Stevens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The family requests that memorials be sent to Widener Baptist Church.

Anna L. Williamson
Mrs. Anna L. Williamson, age 77, of Forrest City, died Tuesday, April 24, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City.
Mrs. Williamson, born Dec. 20, 1923, in Springfield, the daughter of Paul Mallett and Nora Herring Mallett. She was a homemaker and a member of Forrest Hills United Methodist Church where she served as pianist and treasurer. She lived in Forrest City most of her life.
In 1946, Mrs. Williamson married Audy F. Williamson Sr., and he survives her along with a son, Frank Williamson of Forrest City; a daughter, Debi Williamson Juneau of Forrest City; two brothers, Paul Herring Mallett of Monroe, La., and John Robert Mallett of Jacksonville; two sisters, Nina Mallett Kowerduck and Helen Mallett Bostain, both of Plummerville; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Dennis Williamson in 1985.
Graveside services for Mrs. Williamson will be held Thursday, April 26, 2001, at 2 p.m. at Forrest Park Cemetery. Visitation for Mrs. Williamson will be Wednesday, April 25, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Chapel of Stevens Funeral Home. Stevens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The family requests that memorials be sent to Forrest Hills United Methodist Church.

Richard S. Henard
Mr. Richard S. Henard, age 86, of Forrest City, died Tuesday, April 24, 2001, at Cla-Clif Nursing and Rehab Center in Brinkley.
Mr. Henard was born March 17, 1915, in Zent. He was the son of James J. and Eunice Pearl Ward Henard. Mr. Henard was a retired insurance agent for Reliable Insurance Company and was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Pacific theater as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was a Baptist by faith.
Mr. Henard was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Henard. He is survived by a son, Ricky Henard of Wheatley; a daughter, Fran Haynes of Forrest City; a brother, Bobby Henard of Brinkley; two sisters, Leone Wilson of Brinkley and Helen Parker of El Monte, Calif.; five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mr. Henard will be Thursday, April 26, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Fowler Funeral Home in Brinkley. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, April 27, 2001, at 10 a.m., at Fowler Funeral Home with Bro. Mark Carpenter officiating. Burial will follow in Johnston Cemetery in Wheatley under the direction of Fowler Funeral Home.

Loreaner Dukes Strong Patten
Mrs. Loreaner Dukes Strong Patten, age 79, of Lonoke, died Monday, April 23, 2001, at Golden Years Manor in Lonoke.
Mrs. Patten, born Dec. 18, 1921, in Humphrey, was the daughter of Bartlow and Sallie Rodgins Dukes.
Mrs. Patten is survived by eight grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elijah Patten, in 1985, and a son, John Henry Strong Sr., in 1998.
Visitation for Mrs. Patten will be held Friday, April 27, 2001, from noon to 5 p.m. in the Chapel of Woodhouse Mortuary. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 28, 2001, at 11 a.m. at Macedonia M.B. Church in England with Rev. John H. Strong officiating. Burial will follow in Clear Lake Cemetery in England under the direction of Woodhouse Mortuary.

James "Porter" Ellis
Mr. James "Porter" Ellis, age 70, formerly of Pine Tree, died Monday, April 23, 2001, at his residence in Ellensburg, Wash.
Mr. Ellis, born March 7, 1931, in Colt, was the son of Edith Sulcer Ellis and the late James Olan Ellis. He was a retired carpenter and attended the Church of Christ. After moving to Washington from Pine Tree, Mr. Ellis was the owner operator of a business involving snowplowing, ditch digging and mowing.
Mr. Ellis is survived by his mother, of Pine Tree; his ex-wife LaVerne Luker Ellis of Ellensburg, Wash.; two sons, Jerry Ellis of Hinesville, Ga. and James Harold "Jim" Ellis of Ellensburg, Wash.; a daughter, Lisa Ellis Corbin of Kent, Wash.; a sister, Opal Frazier of Pine Tree; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, James H. "Buddy" Ellis.
Visitation for Mr. Ellis will be held Friday, April 27, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home in Wynne. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 28, 2001, at 10 a.m. in the Chapel of Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home in Wynne with Bro. Rodney Eldridge and Mr. Jim Ellis officiating. Burial will follow in Barnishaw Cemetery in Pine Tree with Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home of Wynne in charge of arrangements.

Michael DeWayne Norment
Mr. Michael DeWayne Norment, age 32, of Forrest City, died Tuesday, April 24, 2001, at Oakville Health Care in Memphis.
Mr. Norment, born March 12, 1969, in Forrest City, he was the son of James Norris Sr. and Letha Thomas.
Mr. Norment is survived by three sisters, Linda Griffin of Madison, Donna Thomas of Forrest City, and Dorothy Norris of Marianna; nine brothers, L.P. Norment, Ervin Norment, Edward Norment, Harvey Norris and Charles Norris, all of Forrest City, Calvin Norment, Willie William and James Butler, all of Little Rock.
Visitation for Mr. Norment will be held Saturday April 28, 2001, from noon to 5 p.m. in the Chapel of Woodhouse Mortuary. Funeral services for Mr. Norment will be held Monday, April 30, 2001, at 2 p.m. at Days Temple with Rev. Theodis Cochran officiating. Burial will follow in Casteel Cemetery under the direction of Woodhouse Mortuary.

Catherine Marie Smith
Mrs. Catherine Marie Smith, age 67 of Palestine, died Thursday, April 26, 2001.
Mrs. Smith was born Aug. 19, 1933, in Palestine, to Art and Kate Shields Shafer. She lived in Palestine most of her life where she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Palestine. Mrs. Smith was a retired employee of Sanyo Manufacturing.
She is survived by her husband, Dean Smith and a sister, Frances Rutledge of Marianna.
Visitation for Mrs. Smith will be Saturday, April 28, 2001, from 5 to 6 p.m., at Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Sunday, April 29, 2001, at 2 p.m., at Stevens Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Bell Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.

Corinne Hurt Bledsoe
Mrs. Corinne Hurt Bledsoe, age 73 of Forrest City, died Saturday, April 28, 2001, in Memphis.
Mrs. Bledsoe was born Aug. 11, 1928, in Palestine to William Isham and Kate Harris Isham. She lived in Forrest City area all of her life and was retired from South Western Bell. Mrs. Bledsoe was a member of the First United Methodist Church and was past president of the Business and Professional Women's Organization.
She is survived by her husband, Luther W. Bledsoe and two sisters, Marguerite Frost of North Little Rock and Marie Mattioli of Kennesaw, Ga. Mrs. Bledsoe was preceded in death by a son, Perry, Bledsoe in 1971.
Visitation for Mrs. Bledsoe will be Monday, April 30, 2001, at 6:30 p.m., at Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 1, 2001, at 11 a.m., at Stevens Funeral Home with Rev. Rex Darling officiating. Burial will follow in Forrest Park Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.

Alice Evelene Thompson
Mrs. Alice Evelene Thompson, age 67, of Widener, died Wednesday, April 25, 2001 at her home.
Mrs. Thompson was born Aug. 19, 1933 in Round Pond. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Thompson is survived by seven sons, Willie Lee Thompson of Whitmore, Tommy Thompson and Walter Lee Thompson of St. Louis, Mo., Louis Thompson of Madison, Freddie James Thompson of Webster, Texas, Stanley Morgan Thompson of Widener and Patrick Lamaris Thompson of Jonesboro; six daughters, Dorothy Rucker and Erma Wonsley, both of St. Louis, Mo., Patricia Brown, Lucynthia Johnson and Sharann Hill, all of Jonesboro and Janet Davis of Widener; four brothers, Samuel Byers of New Haven, Conn., Johnny Byers of Florida; Allen Byers and Anderson Byers, both of Forrest City; two sisters, Ora Lee Cross of Cleveland, Ohio and Louise Simms of Sacremento, Calif.; 41 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services for Mrs. Thompson will be Tuesday, May 1, 2001, at noon, at Riverside Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Latham officiating. Burial will follow in Paradise Garden Cemetery under the direction of Clay Funeral Home.

Johnnie Mae Wilson
Mrs. Johnnie Mae Wilson, age 86, of Colt, died Friday, April 27, 2001, at her home.
Mrs. Wilson was born Sept. 22, 1914 in Widener. She was a retired seamstress.
Mrs. Wilson is survived by a brother, Chester Bryant, Jr., of Palestine and two sisters, Ottie Mae Roberts of Dallas, Texas and Dollie Mae Bryant of Forrest City.
Visitation for Mrs. Wilson will be Tuesday, May 1, 2001, from 3 to 5 p.m., at Clay Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 2, 2001, at 11 a.m., at Pine Tree Church of God in Christ with the Elder Verlee Lucas officiating. Burial will follow in Paradise Garden Cemetery under the direction of Clay Funeral Home.


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