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Ethel Anderson
Mrs. Ethel Anderson, age 85, of Forrest City, died Friday, April 27, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City.
Mrs. Anderson, born March 13, 1916, in Gunnerson, Miss., was a retired farmer. She is survived by a son, J.D. Kidd of Forrest City.
Visitation for Mrs. Anderson will be Wednesday, May 2, 2001, from 3 to 5 p.m., in the Chapel of Clay Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Thursday, May 3, 2001, at 11 a.m., in the Chapel of Clay Funeral Home with Rev. Wade Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in Clay Hill Cemetery in Haynes under the direction of Clay 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, 1927, in Palestine to William Isham Hurt and Kate Harris Hurt. She lived in the Forrest City area all of her life and was retired from Southwestern 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, William Perry Bledsoe in 1971, and a brother, Troy Hurt in 1997.
Funeral services for Mrs. Bledsoe were held today, Tuesday, May 1, 2001, at 11 a.m., in the Chapel of Stevens Funeral Home with Rev. Rex Darling officiating. Burial followed in Forrest Park Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.

Carl Thomas Delancey
Mr. Carl Thomas Delancey, age 85, of Lipan, Texas, died Saturday, April 28, 2001, at Keeneland Nursing Home in Weatherford, Texas.
Mr. Delancey was born Oct. 29, 1915 in Bells, Tenn.,the son of the late William Samuel Delancey Sarah Louise Welch Delancey. He was a resident of Cross County for 37 years, until 1995. Mr. Delancey was a rice farmer and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Opal Bramlett Delancey Bryan and a son, Darrell Thomas Delancey.
He is survived by two sons, Carl William Delancey of McCrory and Dennis Elmer Delancey of Forrest City; five daughters, Lavonda Jean Grogan of Hickory, N.C., Wanda Faye Oswald of Los Lunas, N.M., Janet Yuvonne Loos of Saulsberry, N.C., Sharon Lea Backe of Memphis and Phyllis Ann Harwell of Lipan, Texas; 21 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mr. Delancey were held today, Wednesday, May 2, 2001, at Kernodle Funeral Home Chapel in Wynne, with Rev. Arthur Kennedy officiating. Burial followed in Cogbill Cemetery under the direction of Kernodle Funeral Home.

Izora Covington Foreman
Mrs. Izora Covington Foreman, age 66, of Forrest City, died Wednesday, April 25, 2001, at Baptist Hospital East in Memphis.
Mrs. Foreman was born Oct. 11, 1934, in Cotton Plant to Jessie Covington and Queily Jefferson Covington.
She is survived by four daughters, Ethel Mangrum and Teresa Foreman, both of Detroit, Mich., Diaina Rogers of Forrest City and Angela Frazier of Memphis; two sons, Jessie Foreman and John Foreman, both of Detroit, Mich.; three sisters, Evelyn Nelson of Chicago. Ill, Jessie B. Carter of Cotton Plant and Betty Covington of Milwaukee, Wis. and 13 grandchildren.
Visitation for Mrs. Foreman will be Friday, May 4, 2001, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the chapel of Woodhouse Mortuary.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 5, 2001, at 2 p.m., at the Christian Redeeming Spiritual Church #1 with Rev. Therotha Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in Forrest City Cemetery under the direction of Woodhouse Mortuary.

Edward G. Mullin
Edward G. Mullin, age 78, died Thursday, May 3, 2001, in Indian Trail, N.C.
Mr. Mullin, a native of Colt, moved to Hernando, Miss., in 1969 and resided there until January, 2000, when he moved to North Carolina. He was a Navy Veteran of WWII and was retired from General Electric. Following his retirement Mr. Mullin counseled people about the U.S. Constitution.
Mr. Mullin is survived by two sons, Eddie Mullin and Robert Mullin both of Hernando, Miss.; two daughters, Mary Graham of Indian Trail, NC and Rita Brown of Hernando, Miss.; a sister, Arminta Kerr of Horseshoe Bend; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are not yet complete.

Joyce Lynn Bradley Pentecost
Mrs. Joyce Lynn "BoBo" Bradley Pentecost, age 39, of Forrest City, died Thursday, May 3, 2001, at her home.
Mrs. Pentecost was born May 1, 1962, in Memphis and was the daughter of Charles Bradley and Peggy Gross Bradley. She lived in Marianna most of her life. Mrs. Pentecost lived in Bossier City, La., for eight years prior to moving to Forrest City last year. She attended First Baptist Church in Forrest City and was in the Gospel Music Ministries. Mrs. Pentecost was a graduate of Calvary Christian School and had attended Ouachita Baptist University.
She is survived by her husband, Eddie Wayne Pentecost of Forrest City; a son, Colten Bradley Pentecost of the home; a daughter, Jordan DeSha Pentecost of the home; her father and step-mother, Charles and Lois Bradley of Marianna and one brother, Wendell Bradley of Forrest City.
Funeral services for Mrs. Pentecost were held Sunday, May 6, 2001, at the First Baptist Church in Forrest City. Burial followed in the Upper Cemetery in Brinkley under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
The family requests memorials be made to the First Baptist Bossier, 2810 Texas St., Bossier City, La., 71111-3799, or to Calvary Christian School, 1611 North Washington St., Forrest City, Ar. 72335.

Horace Robinson Sr.
Mr. Horace Robinson Sr., age 72, of Widener, died Tuesday, May 1, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City.
Mr. Robinson, born July 14, 1928, in Brickeys was the son of Charlie Robinson and Lula Mae Thompson Robinson.
Mr. Robinson is survived by two daughters, Loretta Robinson of Hughes and Rosella Rucker of Forrest City; four sons, Larry Robinson of Heth, Horace Robinson Jr. of Widener, Ray Charles Robinson and Sammie Robinson, both of Hughes; four sisters, Rachael White of Marion, Ind., Lillie Greer, Lounettie Nalls and Quilla Bobo all of Chicago, Ill.; a brother Charlie Robinson of Marion, Ind.; 27 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mr. Robinson will be held Tuesday, May 8, 2001, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Chapel of Woodhouse Mortuary. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 9, 2001, at 1 p.m. at New Bethel M.B. Church in Blackfish with Elder Nathanael Pendleton officiating. Burial will follow in Shiloh Cemetery near Heth under the direction of Woodhouse Mortuary.

Deedra Delores Rosamond
Ms. Deedra Delores Rosamond, age 35, of Memphis died Saturday, May 5, 2001, in her home.
Ms. Rosamond, a travel consultant, was the daughter of Joe Rosamond and Angela Rosamond, both of Forrest City. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Memphis and was a former member of First United Methodist Church in Forrest City She is survived by her parents and a sister Desiree Rosamond of Memphis.
A memorial service for Ms. Rosamond was held today, Monday, May 7, 2001, at noon at Wilson Chapel in Christ United Methodist Church in Memphis.
The family requests that memorial be sent to Christ United Methodist Church in Memphis, First United Methodist Church in Forrest City or Angel Flight.

Dorothey June Throgmartin
Mrs. Dorothey June Throgmartin, age 64, of Hickory Flat, Miss., died Thursday, May 3, 2001, in her home.
Mrs. Throgmartin, born June 13, 1936, in Athens, Ala., to Everett Hartsell and Rosa Lee Lawrence Chambers. Mrs. Throgmartin lived in Proctor until moving to Hickory Flat, Miss two years ago. She was a housewife and a member of the Faith Assembly of God in Myrtle, Miss.
Mrs. Throgmartin was preceded in death by her husband, Leman Throgmartin in 1997; a son, Stephen Lee Throgmartin in 2001; a brother; nine half brothers and half sisters. She is survived by a daughter, Rachael Ann May of Hickory Flat, Miss.; three sons, Danny Ray Throgmartin of Montgomery, Ala., Donald Gene Throgmartin of Proctor and Michael Timothy Throgmartin of Hickory Flat, Miss.; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 5, 2001, at 11 a.m., in the Chapel of Thompson Funeral Home in Trumann with Rev. Fred Parker officiating. Burial followed in Holly Springs Cemetery in Harrisburg under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home of Trumann.

Andrew Charles "Andy" Weiner
Mr. Andrew Charles "Andy" Weiner, age 33, of Gurdon, died Saturday, May 5, 2001, at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Hot Springs.
Mr. Weiner was born Sept. 7, 1967, in Memphis to Charles A. and Mary Margaret Miller Weiner.
He is survived by his father, Charles A. Weiner of Arkadelphia; his mother, Mary Margaret Weiner of Forrest City; a sister, Erika Weiner of Hot Springs; a maternal grandfather, Thomas H. Miller of Memphis and a paternal grandmother, Louise Weiner of Arkadelphia.
There will be a family hour Monday, May 7, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home in Arkadelphia. Visitation will be Tuesday, May 8, 2001, from 7 to 9 p.m., at Memorial Park Funeral Home in Memphis. Funeral services for Mr. Weiner will be Tuesday, May 8, 2001, at 10 a.m., at St. Mary's Catholic Church of Arkadelphia, with Father Linus Ukomadu officiating. Graveside services will be Wednesday, May 9, 2001, at 10:30 a.m., at Memorial Park Cemetery in Memphis.

Pauletta Ann Cothern
Mrs. Pauletta Ann Cothern, age 52, of Bentonville, formerly of Colt, died Sunday, May 6, 2001, at her home.
Mrs. Cothern was born Aug. 13, 1948, in Marmaduke to Elvis D. Wright and Cora A. Taylor Wright. She was an auditor for the Profit Recovery Group, a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Bentonville where she was active in the bus ministry.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Billy Wright. Mrs. Cothern is survived by her husband, Ray Cothern of the home; two sons, Paul Cothern and Matthew Cothern, both of Bentonville; a brother, Larry Wright of Forrest City; two sisters, Bonnie Swan of Bee Branch and Mary Lou Ross of Osceola.
Visitation for Mrs. Cothern will be Wednesday, May 9, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Backstrom-Pyeatte Chapel in Bentonville. Funeral services will be Thursday, May 10, 2001, at 1:30 p.m., at Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Chapel with Rev. Phillip Smith and Rev. Tom Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Benton County Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home.

Michelle Lynn Wood
Mrs. Michelle Lynn Wood, age 32, of Hughes, died Sunday, May 6, 2001, at Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis.
Mrs. Wood, an assistant manager at Freds, is survived by her husband, James Wood of Marion; two daughters, Kirby Lynn White and Kelsey Allison Grant, both of Hughes; her father, Mitchell Jarmon of Memphis; her mother, Linda Young of Hughes and a grandparent, K.D. Kirly of Hughes.
Visitation for Mrs. Wood will be Wednesday, May 9, 2001, at 6 p.m., at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis. Funeral services will be Thursday, May 10, 2001, at 1 p.m., at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Crittenden Memorial Park Cemetery in Marion under the direction of Roller-Citizens Funeral Home.

Bernice Harris
Mrs. Bernice Harris, age 71, of Brickeys, died Tuesday, May 8, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City.
Mrs. Harris was born Dec. 20, 1929, in Brickeys, to Barney and Merdle Aldridge and was a resident of Brickeys all of her life.
Mrs. Harris is survived by two daughters, Nancy Davis of Forrest City and Brenda Gray of Memphis; two sons, Larry Harris and Rickey Harris, both of Brickeys; four sisters, Mary Carruth and Pat Fortune, both of Memphis and Barbara Ann Calloway and Debbie Aldridge, both of Little Rock and many grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Harris and also by two sons Bruce Harris and Lloyd Harris Jr., all of Brickeys.
Funeral services for Mrs. Harris will be Wednesday, May 9, 2001, at 4 p.m., at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in Marianna.

Franklin R. Logan
Mr. Franklin R. Logan, age 66, of Forrest City, died Wednesday, May 9, 2001, at his home.
Mr. Logan, born Aug. 30, 1933, in Earle, was the son of Ellis Logan and Leona Riley Logan. Mr. Logan was a retiree from the U.S. Army and a Master Mason. He was also a Protestant.
He is survived by his wife, Rebecca Logan of the home; six sons, Doug Logan of North Little Rock, Cory Logan of Brighton, Tenn., Barry Logan of West Point, Miss., Scott Logan of Counce, Tenn., Anthony Lawrence of Marked Tree and Charles Lawrence of Lepanto; a brother, Wayne Logan of Nashville, Tenn.; three sisters, Shirley Chapman of Russellville, Charlotte "Bugs" Logan of Memphis and Diana Yale of Dubois, Pa.; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister Edna Collier and two brothers J.T. Logan and R.B. Logan.
Visitation for Mr. Logan will be Thursday, May 10, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Morgan Funeral Home. There will be a military funeral service for Mr. Logan Friday, May, 11, 2001, at 2 p.m., in the Chapel of Morgan Funeral Home with the Chaplin and Rev. Art Kennedy officiating. Burial will follow at Forrest Park Cemetery under the direction of Morgan Funeral Home.
The family requests memorials be sent to St. Judes Children's Research Hospital in Memphis.

Mallorie Nicole Long
Miss Mallorie Nicole Long, age 10, of Wynne, died Tuesday, May 8, 2001, at Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center in Memphis.
Miss Long was born Oct. 29, 1990, in Memphis and was the daughter of Frank and Marcia Minor Long Sr. She was a fourth grade student at Wynne Intermediate School, where she was an honor student since the first grade. Miss Long also served as a representative for the past two years and was voted "Most Studious" by her classmates. She played softball for the First National Bank team and was a former brownie in Troop 66 in Wynne.
Miss Long is survived by her parents, Frank and Marcia Long of Wynne; one brother, Frankie Long Jr. of Wynne; one sister, Jessica Long of Wynne; her grandparents, Donald and Ellen Minor of Wynne and Elouise Long of Hickory Ridge.
Funeral services for Miss Long will be Friday, May 11, 2001, at 2 p.m., at the Thompson-Wilson Funeral Chapel in Wynne with Rev. Tom Elliott officiating. Burial will follow in Harris Chapel Cemetery in Wynne under the direction of Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be sent to Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center in Memphis.

Martha Jean Stewart
Mrs. Martha Jean Stewart, age 68, of Marianna, died Saturday, May 5, 2001, in West Memphis.
Mrs. Stewart, a homemaker, is survived by four sons, David Stewart of Proctor, Curt Stewart of San Diego, Calif., James Stewart of Marianna and Wilburn Stewart of Little Rock; seven sisters, Katie Harris of Florida, Susie Banks and Christine Vincent, both of Renton, Wash., Geardine Rucker of Modesto, Calif., Polly Moore of Newark, Calif., Hattie Little of Alton, Ill. and Marie Coleman of Birmingham, Ala.; two brothers, Tommy Harris and Bobby Harris, both of Marianna and one grandchild.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, May 13, 2001, at 2:30 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall. Burial will follow in Pilgrim Cemetery in Marianna.

Mary Louise Carpenter
Mrs. Mary Louise Carpenter, age 72, of Forrest City, died Wednesday, May 9, 2001, in her home.
Mrs. Carpenter, born Sept. 25, 1928, was the daughter of Albert Kirkland Sr. and Pollie Elliott Kirkland. She was a member of Salem Baptist Church and worked for Western Electric in Chicago prior to retirement.
Mrs. Carpenter was preceded in death by her husband Frank Carpenter Sr. in 1986 and a son, Rodney Carpenter in 2000. She is survived by a son, Franklin Carpenter of Chicago; five daughters, Doris Dickerson, Jacqueline Montgomery, Joyce Carpenter, Diane Johnson and Shree Smith, all of Chicago; two brothers, William Kirkland of Forrest City and Willie Kirkland of Memphis; a sister Marie Kirkland of Forrest City and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
There will be a visitation service for Mrs. Carpenter Friday, May 11, 2001, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Morgan Chapel. Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 16, 2001, in Chicago with burial in St. Mary's Cemetery in Chicago.
Morgan Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

Martha Jean Stewart
Mrs. Martha Jean Stewart, age 68, of Marianna, died Saturday, May 5, 2001, in West Memphis.
Mrs. Stewart, a homemaker, is survived by four sons, David Stewart of Proctor, Curt Stewart of San Diego, Calif., James Stewart of Marianna and Wilburn Stewart of Little Rock; seven sisters, Katie Harris of Florida, Susie Banks and Christine Vincent, both of Renton, Wash., Geardine Rucker of Modesto, Calif., Polly Moore of Newark, Calif, Hattie Little of Alton, Ill. and Marie Coleman of Birmingham, Ala.; two brothers, Tommy Harris and Bobby Harris, both of Marianna and one grandchild.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, May 13, 2001, at 2:30 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall. Burial will follow in Pilgrim Cemetery in Marianna under the direction of Kennedy Funeral Home.

Donald R. Whittenton
Mr. Donald R. Whittenton, age 54, of Palestine, died Thursday, May 10, 2001.
Mr. Whittenton, born Nov. 22, 1946, in Forrest City, was the son of Ralph Whittenton and Mary Ella McMickle Whittenton. Mr. Whittenton was an employee with Harwick Chemical in Wynne and had lived in the Forrest City area for his entire life. He was also a Baptist.
Mr. Whittenton is survived by a son, Joseph Dansby Whittenton of Austin, Texas; a sister, Paula Kyle of Forrest City; a brother, Ronnie Whittenton of Moore, Okla. and a grandson. He was preceded in death by a brother Joe Whittenton in 1969.
There will be visitation services for Mr. Whittenton Saturday, May 12, 2001, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Graveside services will be held Sunday, May 13, 2001, at 2 p.m. at Forrest Park Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.

Evonna D. Jones
Mrs. Evonna D. Jones, age 77, of Forrest City, died Sunday, May 13, 2001, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City.
Mrs. Jones was born May 14, 1923, in Vilonia to Grover Ivern Dallas and Artie Stevens Dallas. She lived in Forrest City most of her life and was a retired school teacher after 42 years with the Forrest City School District. Mrs. Jones was a member of Second Baptist Church, was an Eastern Star and a member of Delta Kappa Gamma.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank "Red" Jones in 1970. Mrs. Jones is survived by her brother, Howard Dallas of Memphis; three nieces, Ginger Howton of Palestine, Deb Walker of Memphis and Susan Dallas of Minnesota.
Visitation for Mrs. Jones will be Monday, May 14, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 15, 2001, at 3 p.m., Second Baptist Church with burial following in Forrest Park Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.

Roger Paul Mattioli
Mr. Roger Paul Mattioli, age 70, of Kennesaw, Ga., died Sunday, May 13, 2001, in Atlanta, Ga.
Mr. Mattioli was born June 4, 1930, in Kenosha, Wisc. He was the son of Felix Mattioli and Rose Maritote Mattioli. Mr. Mattioli had been manager of the Paragould and Forrest City Country Clubs. He was a veteran of the Korean War and was a member of the St. Francis Catholic Church.
Mr. Mattioli is survived by his wife, Marie Hurt Mattioli; a daughter, Michelle East of Kennesaw, Ga.; his mother, Rose M. Mattioli of Kenosha, Wisc.; a brother, Caesar Mattioli of Kenosha, Wisc. and one grandson.
A Rosary service will be held for Mr. Mattioli, Tuesday, May 15, 2001, at 7 p.m.., at Stevens Funeral Home. A Mass will be held Wednesday, May 16, 2001, at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Catholic Church with burial following in Forrest Park Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home. The family requests memorials be made to the St. Francis Catholic Church or to the American Lung Association.

David Barnes
Mr. David Barnes, age 69, of Forrest City, died Monday, May 14, 2001, at his home.
Mr. Barnes was born May 25, 1931 in Vanndale and was the son of Truman Dewey Barnes and Pearl Ann Gray Barnes. He lived in Forrest City all of his life and was in construction.
Mr. Barnes was preceded in death by his wife, Ella Mae Staggs Barnes in 1984. He is survived by three sons, Dewey David Barnes of Illinois, Harold Barnes and Phillip Barnes, both of Forrest City; two daughters, June Hill of Wheatley and Gail Howard of Forrest City; two brothers, Thomas Barnes of Forrest City and Kenneth Barnes of Illinois; two sisters, Bobbie Waggoner of Michigan and Betty Barnes of Forrest City; 11 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mr. Barnes will be held Tuesday, May 15, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services for will be held Wednesday, May 16, 2001, at 3:30 p.m., at Forrest Park Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.

Grace Butler
Mrs. Grace Butler, age 94, died Tuesday, May 1, 2001, at Presbyterian Village in Dallas, Texas.
Mrs. Bulter was born Oct. 28, 1906. She served in the Presbyterian Church in Arkansas for many years along side her husband, the late Rev. Dr. J.W. Butler.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Dr. J.W. Butler in 1997. Mrs. Butler is survived by three daughters, Elaine Toney of Forrest City, Carolyn Nisley of Colorado Springs Colo. and Janice Mundy of Dallas, Texas.
Funeral services for Mrs. Butler, were held last weekend in Dallas, Texas.
The family request memorials be sent to Presbyterian Village North, 8600 Skyline Drive, Dallas, Texas 75243.

A.J. "Tex" Hartz Jr.
Mr. A.J. "Tex" Hartz, Jr., age 79, of Forrest City, died Saturday, May 12, 2001, in Memphis.
Mr. Hartz was born July 3, 1921, in Seymore, Mo. He was the son of A.J. Hartz, Sr. and Leona Anderson Hartz. Mr. Hartz made his home in Forrest City all of his life. He was retired. Mr. Hartz was a veteran of W.W.II and a member of St. Francis Catholic Church.
He is survived by one sister, Sara Ann Leatherwood of Houston, Texas.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 16, 2001, at 2 p.m., at Forrest Park Cemetery with Sister Maxine Vogan officiating under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.

Roger Paul Mattioli
Mr. Roger Paul Mattioli, age 70, of Kennesaw, Ga., died Sunday, May 13, 2001, in Atlanta, Ga.
Mr. Mattioli was born June 4, 1930, in Kenosha, Wis. He was the son of Felix Mattioli and Rose Maritote Mattioli. Mr. Mattioli had been manager of the Paragould and Forrest City country clubs. He was a veteran of the Korean War and was a member of the St. Francis Catholic Church.
Mr. Mattioli is survived by his wife, Marie Hurt Mattioli; a daughter, Michelle East of Kennesaw, Ga.; his mother, Rose M. Mattioli of Kenosha, Wis.; a brother, Caesar Mattioli of Kenosha, Wis. and one grandson.
Visitation will be held today, Tuesday, May 15, 2001, at 5:30 p.m. before a Rosary service at 7 p.m., at Stevens Funeral Home. Mass will be held Wednesday, May 16, 2001, at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Catholic Church with burial following in Forrest Park Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home. The family requests memorials be made to the St. Francis Catholic Church or to the American Lung Association.

David Joe Drummond
Mr. David Joe Drummond, age 49, of Vanndale, died Tuesday, May 15, at his home.
Mr. Drummond was born Sept. 18, 1951, and was the son of John Davis Drummond and Jewel Sellers Drummond. He was a carpenter.
Mr. Drummond is survived by his mother, Jewel Drummond of Wynne; one daughter, Genevieve Drummond of Wynne; two stepsons, Donnie Drummond and Steven Carlys Drummond, both of Colt; four brothers, Johnny Lee Drummond of Nebraska, Lonnie Drummond, Jimmy Drummond and Wayne Drummond, all of Wynne and three sisters, Brenda Yarbro, Rebecca Graves and Martha Bunch, all of Wynne.
Visitation for Mr. Drummond will be Wednesday, May 16, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Morgan Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Thursday, May 17, 2001, at 2 p.m., at Morgan Funeral Home with Bro. T.G. Ramsey officiating. Burial will follow in Harris Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Morgan Funeral Home.

Geraldine "Geri" Greenhill
Mrs. Geraldine "Geri" Greenhill, age 61, of Forrest City, died Tuesday, May 15, 2001, at the Methodist Hospital in Memphis.
Mrs. Greenhill was born Oct. 9, 1939, in Cloudcroft, N.M. and was the daughter of William Kerr and Norma Wightman Kerr. She lived in Forrest City for the past 10 years and was a nurse for the Methodist Hospital in Memphis.
Mrs. Greenhill was preceded in death by her husband, David Greenhill in 1992. She is survived by one son, W. Reeves Moore of San Antonio, Texas; one daughter, Sherry Timmons of Forrest City; one brother, William Kerr, Jr. of Ohio; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held for Mrs. Greenhill, Thursday, May 17, 2001, at 11 a.m. at Stevens Funeral Home, with Stevens Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

John Ellis Felts
Mr. John Ellis Felts, age 71, of Forrest City, died Sunday, May 20, 2001, at Crestpark Nursing Home in Forrest City.
Mr. Felts, born Nov. 11, 1929, in Keiser, was the son of Harry Ellis Felts and Magnola Horton Felts. He was a former resident of Walnut Ridge and had lived in Forrest City for the past 11 years. He was a master mechanic and a past employee of Flippo Motors. He was also a Baptist.
In 1951 Mr. Felts married Nell Clark, and she survives him along with two sons, John Allen Felts of Missouri and Ronald Wayne Felts of Indiana; two daughters, Laura Diann D'Archangelis of New York and Anita Carol Gallion of Paragould; two brothers Melton Felts of Colorado and Martin Felts of Texas; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Visitation for Mr. Felts will be held Tuesday, May 22, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the chapel of Stevens Funeral Home. Graveside funeral services for Mr. Felts will be Wednesday, May 23, 2001, at 11 a.m. at Forrest Park Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
The family requests memorials be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

Dorothy T. Armstrong
Ms. Dorothy T. Armstrong, age 74, of Marion, died Saturday, May 19, 2001, at the Johnson Hobson Care Home in Marion.
Ms. Armstrong, born June 22, 1926, in Colt, was the daughter of John Tillman Armstrong and Rena Peevey Armstrong. She was formerly of Little Rock and Forrest City and was a retired teacher and real estate agent. Ms. Armstrong was also a Methodist.
Ms. Armstong is survived by several cousins, Billie Sue Bingham, Mary Francis Hall, Gwen Settles, Cyndi Sweat, James Peevey, Michael Peevey, Rebecca Sartini and Phillip Peevey.
Funeral services for Ms. Armstrong will be held Friday, May 25, 2001, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Stevens Funeral Home, Burial will follow in Hughes Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.

Elizabeth N. Linder
Mrs. Elizabeth N. Linder, age 95, of Memphis, formerly of Forrest City, died Monday, May 21, 2001, at St. Peter's Manor in Memphis.
Mrs. Linder was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, T. Kordel Linder. She is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth Menne of Memphis; three sons, Joseph Linder of Memphis, Thomas Linder of Wartsburge, Tenn. and Kordel Linder of Forrest City; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mrs. Linder will be Wednesday, May 23, 2001, from 5 to 7 p.m., with a rosary following, at Canale Funeral Home in Memphis. A one hour visitation will be Thursday, May 24, 2001, at 11:30 a.m., with Mass following at 12:30, at St. Peter's Manor Chapel with burial to follow in Calvary Cemetery in Memphis. Arrangements are under the direction of Canale Funeral Home.

Tommy Lee Johnson
Mr. Tommy Lee Johnson, age 58, of Piggott, formerly of Forrest City, died Thursday, May 24, 2001, at the Northeast Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was 58.
Mr. Johnson was born Dec. 28, 1942. He was a Baptist.
Survivors include two sons, Rob Johnson of Forrest City and Jeremy Johnson of Wynne and three grandchildren.
Funeral services are incomplete at this time, but are under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home in Rector.

Russell C. Nichol
Mr. Russell C. Nichol, aged 80, of Memphis, died Tuesday, May 22, 2001, at his home.
He was born July 25, 1925, in Devil's Lake, N.D., the son of Elgin Raymond Nichol and Vera Jane Campbell Nichol. He lived in Memphis most of his life. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of Whitten Memorial Baptist Church. He was a retired truck driver and a retired maintenance mechanic for Buckeye Cellulose in Memphis.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Virginia Webb Nichol of the home; a daughter, Billie Jane Lovett of Memphis; two sons, Karl Nichol of Memphis and David Nichol of Forrest City; and two grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Friday, May 25, 2001, from 5-8 p.m. at Forrest Hills Funeral Home East in Memphis. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 26, 2001, at Forrest Hills East, under the direction of Rev. Rob Ray, with burial following at the Forrest Hills East cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Whitten Memorial Baptist building fund.

William G. Oswalt Sr.
Mr. William G. Oswalt Sr., age 88, of Forrest City, died Friday, May 25, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City.
Mr. Oswalt, born Sept. 15, 1912, in Dundee, Miss., was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Willow Glenn Oswalt. He lived in Forrest City most of his life and was an employee for transporting of gas. Mr. Oswalt was a member of the First Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Elizabeth Heustess in 1999. Mr. Oswalt is survived by three sons, Gerald Oswalt, Glenn Oswalt and Ray Oswalt, all of Forrest City; a brother, W.E. "Tiny" Oswalt of Forrest City; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mr. Oswalt were held Sunday, May 27, 2001, at Stevens Funeral Home with burial following in Forrest Park Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.

Ruby Sherrell
Mrs. Ruby Sherrell, age 86, of Forrest City, died Saturday, May 26, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City.
Mrs. Sherrell, born May 30, 1914, in Forrest City to William Russell Chapman and Neva Lee Chapman, lived in Forrest City all of her life. She was a housewife and a member of Valley View Christian Church.
In 1935 Mrs. Sherrell married Roy Lee Sherrell and he preceded her in death in 1966. She is survived by two daughters, Evelyn Britton and Barbara Goodwin, both of Forrest City; a son, James Vest of Palestine; three brothers, Bill Chapman of Oklahoma, Carl Chapman of Heber Springs and Ray Chapman of Forrest City; nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a son, Eugene Vest in 1932 and a daughter, Dorothy Gillilland in 1963.
Visitation for Mrs. Sherrell will be Monday, May 28, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m., in the Chapel of Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 29, 2001, at 3 p.m., at Valley View Christian Church with the Rev. Gary Chapman officiating. Burial will follow in Forrest Park Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.

Dora Lee Medlock
Ms. Dora Lee Medlock, age 86, of Des Arc, died Tuesday, May 22, 2001, at the Arkansas Hospice Center.
Ms. Medlock was born June 8, 1914 in Carlisle and was disabled.
She is survived by two brothers, Wilson Medlock of Little Rock and Charles Medlock of North Little Rock and four sisters, Veder Medlock and Dolly Holloway, both of Des Arc, May Lindsey of North Little Rock and Rosetta Medlock of Little Rock.
Funeral services for Ms. Medlock were held Wednesday, May 30, at 11 a.m. ,at Macedonia Baptist Church. Burial followed in Macedonia Cemetery in Carlisle under the direction of Clay Funeral Home.

Parie Lee Jones Mathis
Mrs. Parie Lee Jones Mathis, age 71, of Forrest City, died Tuesday, May 29, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis.
Mrs. Mathis was a homemaker and a member of Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church.
She is survived by seven daughters, Louise Plunkett, Irene Byles, Christine Duckworth, Eula Moore and Mary Harris, all Forrest City, Vera Brown of Marion, and Mildred Mathis of Jennette; three sons, John Mathis of Jennette, Roy Mathis of Memphis and Marvin Mathis of Conway; a step-son, Williard Mathis of Grand Chain, Ill.; her mother, Ora Jones of Forrest City; two brothers, Horace Jones and Dewitt Jones, both of Cleveland, Ohio; 33 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mrs. Mathis will be Friday, June 1, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Wolfe Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in West Memphis and Saturday, June 2, 2001, from 11 a.m. to noon, at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Jennette. Funeral services will be Saturday, June 2, 2001, at noon, at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Jennette with burial following in the church cemetery under the direction of Wolfe Brothers Funeral Home.

Robert Louis Malone
Mr. Robert Louis Malone, age 62, of Memphis, died Sunday, May 27, 2001, at his home in Memphis.
Mr. Malone was born Sept. 1, 1939, in St. Francis County. He was the son of the late Willie J. and Mary Malone. Mr. Malone lived in Memphis most of his life and was a specialist mechanic technician for Schilling and Gossett Motors until he retired. He was a member of the Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church in Memphis.
Mr. Malone was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Jean Malone and a daughter. He is survived by two daughters, Valerie Malone-Pittman and Vanessa Malone-Brown, both of Memphis; five sons, Robert Louis Malone Jr., Reginald Malone, Gregory Malone, Cory LaShun Malone, all of Memphis and Robert E. Jones of Forrest City; a sister, Alma Jean Hampton of Chicago, Ill.; a brother, Willie Frank Malone of Chicago, Ill. and five grandchildren.
Visitation for Mr. Malone will be Friday, June 1, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m., in the Chapel of N.J. Ford and Sons Funeral Home in Memphis. Funeral services will be Saturday, June 2, 2001, at noon, at Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church at 70 North Bellevue in Memphis. Burial will follow under the direction of N.J. Ford and Sons Funeral Home.

Charles Charlie Mobley
Mr. Charles Charlie Mobley, age 77, of Forrest City, died Friday, May 25, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-East in Memphis.
Mr. Mobley was a licensed funeral home director for Kennedy Funeral Home for 43 years and was a member of Beth Salem M.B. Church.
He is survived by his wife, Arline Mobley of Forrest City; two daughters, Diane Mobley of Forrest City and Deloris McKinley of Southville, Mich.; two sisters, Alma Clemmer of Merrivelle, Ind. and Eliza Smith of Marianna; five brothers, Thedosia Mobley of Kansas City, Mo., Hamp Mobley Jr. of Atlanta, Ga., Thurman Mobley of Union City, Tenn., Fredrick Mobley of Chicago, Ill. and Julius Mobley of Williams, Ore.; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mr. Mobley will be Friday, June 1, 2001, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Kennedy Funeral Home Chapel in Marianna, and from 3 to 5 p.m., at Kennedy Funeral Home Chapel in Forrest City. There will be a wake later the same evening from 6 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be Saturday, June 2, 2001, at 2 p.m., at Beth Salem M.B. Church with the Rev. Vernon Faulkner officiating. Burial will follow in Pilgrim Cemetery in Marianna under the direction of Kennedy Funeral Home.


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