Miscellaneous St. Francis County, Arkansas Obituaries

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Ray Ingle
Mr. Ray Ingle, age 73, of Cherry Valley, died Thursday, May 31, 2001, at St. Benard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro.
Mr. Ingle was born March 24, 1928, in Holcum, Mo, and was the son of the late Clint Dennis and Barbara Sanders Ingle. He was a retired farmer and rancher and was a Baptist.
Mr. Ingle was preceded in death by three brothers, Louie Ingle, Joe Ingle and Leon Ingle; three sisters, Modine Sutton, Margaret Smith and Garaldine Whitlow and a great granddaughter, Alyssa Nicole Houlberg.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Mary Ellen Newsom Ingle of the home; a son, Reggie Ingle of Marion; four daughters, Ellen Peeler of Vanndale, Venetta Ingle of Forrest City, Jackie Ingle McCay of Millington, Tenn. and Connie Ingle of Southhaven, Miss.; three sisters, Wilma Gama of Chicago, Ill., Virgie Pharris of Nashville, Tenn. and Diane Carr of Jackson, Tenn.; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mr. Ingle will be Friday, June 1, 2001, from 5 to 9 p.m., at Jackson's Harrisburg Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Saturday, June 2, 2001, at 2 p.m., at Jackson's Harrisburg Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Miller officiating the service. Jackson's Harrisburg Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Rev. John W. Lockhart Sr.
Rev. John W. Lockhart Sr., age 82, of Forrest City, died Monday, May 28, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City.
Rev. Lockhart was born Aug. 9, 1918, in Marianna. He was a retired instructor in the Forrest City School District, an Army veteran and was founder and pastor emeritus at United Christian M.B. Church.
He is survived by four sons, John W. Lockhart Jr. of Columbus, Ga., Jimmie Lockhart of Southfield, Mich., Donald Lockhart of Atlanta, Ga. and Kenneth Lockhart of Dallas, Texas; two brothers, Melvin Lockhart of Forrest City and Henderson Lockhart of St. Louis, Mo.; two sisters, Lillie Lockhart and Nellie Conyers, both of St. Louis, Mo. and five grandchildren.
Visitation for Rev. Lockhart will be Saturday, June 2, 2001, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the Chapel of Clay Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Sunday, June 3, 2001, at 1 p.m. at United Christian M.B. Church with Rev. Uzziah Duncan and Rev. Ricky Benson officiating. Burial will follow in Forrest City Cemetery under the direction of Clay Funeral Home.

Hunter Paul Brown
Mr. Hunter Paul Brown, age 83, of Forrest City, died Wednesday, April 16, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-East in Memphis.
Mr. Brown was born March 30, 1918, and was the son of Ruffin T. Brown and Mary Roland Brown. He had been a lifetime resident of St. Francis County and a charter member of Forrest Hills Methodist Church. Mr. Brown served during World War II in the U.S. Air Force and worked for a sign company and the post office prior to retirement.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Dishion Brown of the home; a daughter, Paulette Jones of Batesville; three sisters, Louise Dearrington and Elizabeth Boswell, both of Forrest City and Mildred Stevens of Parsons, Tenn. and two grandchildren. Mr. Brown was preceded in death by one son, David Brown and three brothers, Teel Brown, Fred Brown and Mack Brown.
Funeral services for Mr. Brown were held Wednesday, April 18, 2001, at Morgan Funeral Home with Bro. Floyd Ray, Bro. David Ramsey and Bro. Gary Malone officiating the services under the direction of Morgan Funeral Home. 

Helen Roberta Gilbreth
Mrs. Helen Roberta Gilbreth, age 83, of Forrest City, died Saturday, June 2, 2001, at her home.
Mrs. Gilbreth was born Dec. 23, 1917, in Grand Glaze, and was the daughter of C.N. Wood and Ethel Taylor Wood. She lived in Forrest City all of her life, was a housewife and a member of Village Creek Baptist Church.
Mrs. Gilbreth was preceded in death by her husband, James W. Gilbreth in 1979. She is survived by two daughters, Nancy Franks and Vicki Taylor, both of Forrest City; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Gilbreth was also preceded in death by a daughter, Toni Jean Gilbreth in 1943 and a granddaughter, Robin Taylor in 1979.
Visitation for Mrs. Gilbreth will be Monday, June 4, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 5, 2001, at 2 p.m., at the Village Creek Baptist Church with Bro. Albert Young and Bro. David Yates officiating the service. Burial will follow at Forrest Park Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home. 

Evan Meyer
Mr. Evan Meyer, age 28, of Forrest City, died Thursday, May 31, 2001, at his home.
Mr. Meyer was employed as a mill wright.
He is survived by his mother, Doris Johnston of Forrest City; his father, Howard Meyer; a sister, Toni Heath of Wynne and a brother, Aric Butowsky of Mt. Vernon, Ind.
Funeral services for Mr. Meyer were held Sunday, June 3, 2001, at 2 p.m., at Lindsey Cemetery in Forrest City under the direction of Roller-Citizens Funeral Home of West Memphis.

Frank Jay Burke
Mr. Frank Jay Burke, age 86, of Memphis, formerly of Forrest City, died Wednesday, June 6, 2001, in Memphis.
Mr. Burke was born May 7, 1915, in Helena, the son of Frank Jay Burke Sr., and Nina McMahan Burke. He was a retired businessman and attended First Baptist Church. He was also a member of Sigma Phi Omega, and originally moved to Forrest City to work for Safeway. He married Laurie Williams Burke in 1940. He was a former member of the Forrest City Young Businessman's Club, and was a past owner of Burke and Green Grocery.
He later moved to Memphis where he married Neida Tardy Burke in 1967, and she preceded him in death in 1994.
Survivors include two children, Gay Burke Moskowitz of Memphis and Rujay Burke of Forrest City; a sister Lillian Burke Wilson; two step-children, Dale Tardy Parnell and John Tardy; two grandchildren and four step-grandchildren.
Family visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight, Thursday, June 7, 2001, at Stevens Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 8, 2001, at the Maple Hill Cemetery in Helena with Rev. Rex Darling officiating.
The family requests memorials be made to the Heart Association.
Stevens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Fellie Hogue
Mr. Fellie Hogue, age 78, of Colt, died Wednesday, June 6, 2001, at Crestpark in Forrest City.
Mr. Hogue was born Aug. 6, 1922, and was the son of Jimmy Lee Hogue and Eveline Stevenson Hogue. He was a Baptist, and worked at Halstead prior to retirement.
Mr. Hogue is survived by his wife, Aline Hogue of Colt; one son, Frank Hogue of Washington; four step-sons, Joe Floyd of Forrest City, Billy Floyd of Stuttgart, Phillip Floyd of Augusta and Ronnie Hogue of Wynne; four daughters, Ellen Hogue of North Carolina, Joyce Hogue of Washington, Sanoma Hogue and Bonnie Hogue, both of California; four step-daughters, Jean Ashcraft and Carolyn Bailey, both of Judsonia, Fannie Pottoroff of Alabama and Patricia Gilmer of Colt; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Graveside funeral services for Mr. Hogue were held today, Thursday, June 7, 2001, at 2 p.m., at Hughes Cemetery with Bro. Allen Cowan officiating. Services were under the direction of Morgan Funeral Home. 

Mary Lovenia Jones
Mrs. Mary Lovenia Jones, age 81, of Wynne, died Tuesday, June 5, 2001, at Cross Ridge Community Hospital in Wynne.
Mrs. Jones was born Dec. 14, 1919, in Colt, the daughter of Amos Edward Mann and Mary Jane Hill Mann. She lived in Colt and the Cross County area most of her life, and was a member of the New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church in Colt.
Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by her husbands, Phil Neisler in 1976, and Fred Jones Jr., in 1982.
She is survived by three sons, David Wayne Neisler of Colt, Rickey Neisler of Forrest City and Mickey Neisler of Wynne; one daughter, Vicki Peters of Bakersfield, Mo.; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. Jones were held today, Thursday, June 7, 2001, at 10 a.m., at Kernodle Funeral Home Chapel in Wynne with Rev. W.G. Davis and Rev. Charles Bradley officiating. Burial followed in Hughes Cemetery under the direction of Kernodle Funeral Home.
The family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society. 

Leola Evelyn Martin McMahand
Mrs. Leola Evelyn Martin McMahand, age 79, of Brookland, died Tuesday, June 5, 2001, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro.
Mrs. McMahand was born Dec. 22, 1921, in Cushing, Okla., the daughter of William and Veda Robertson Reynolds. She was a retired seamstress, a member of the VFW Women's Auxiliary. She was a Baptist.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, James L. Martin and Johnnie L McMahand; her parents, two brothers, Jimmy D. Reynolds and Glenn D. Reynolds, and one sister, Ruby Warren.
Mrs. McMahand is survived by five daughters, Evelyn Leota (Leona) Staggs of Little Rock; Jo Ann Bruce and Veda M. Carroll-Pullar, both of Brookland; Thelma L. Davenport of Corpus Christi, Texas and W.G. "Bimmi" Martin-Butt of Conway; three sisters, Ellene Haner of Newport, Jessie Mitchell of Forrest City and Billie Jo King of Blytheville; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mrs. McMahand will be Friday, June 8, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Cobb Funeral Home in Blytheville. Funeral services will be Saturday, June 9, 2001, at 1 p.m., at Cobb Funeral Home with burial following in Dogwood Cemetery under the direction of Cobb Funeral Home. 

Jessie Gene Williamson
Mr. Jessie Gene (Punchy) Williamson, age 48, of Forrest City, died Saturday, June 2, 2001, at St. Benard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro.
Mr. Williamson was born Aug. 17, 1952, in Hughes and was the son of J.D. Williamson and Georgia Morgan Williamson.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Jean Williamson of Forrest City; five daughters, Folria Mason, Gloria White, Diane Williamson and Brittany Williamson, all of Forrest City, and Shantel Williamson Pitts of Widener; three sons, Jessie Gen Williamson Jr., Rodgrick Williamson and Nathaniel Williamson, all of Forrest City; seven sisters, Delorse Mucherson, Josephine Brown, Racheal Williamson, Schres Brown, April Williamson and Maple Brown, all of Forrest City and Easter Payton of Jonesboro; a stepmother, Ollie Mae Williamson of Hughes and nine grandchildren.
Visitation for Mr. Williamson will be Friday, June 8, 2001, from 10:30 a.m to 5 p.m. in the chapel of Woodhouse Mortuary. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 9, 2001, at 1 p.m. at Days Temple Church of God in Christ with Elder John Jennings officiating. Burial will follow in Madison Cemetery under the direction of Woodhouse Mortuary. 

Geneva Laverne Yancey
Mrs. Geneva Laverne Yancey, age 88, of Tucson, Ariz., died Tuesday, June 5, 2001, in Tucson.
Mrs. Yancey was born Oct. 1, 1912, in Marvell. She was retired from the Southern Bell Telephone Company in 1966 after 31 years of service as a trainer and a supervisor. Mrs. Yancey was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church of Alexandria, La., her home for 30 years, and was also active in the Eastern Star and the Telephone Pioneers.
She is survived by her brother, Richard D. Yancey of Tucson, and other relatives and friends.
Visitation for Mrs. Yancey will be held Saturday, June 9, 2001, at 10 a.m. with burial to follow in Forrest Park Cemetery under the Direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
A memorial service is scheduled for Mrs. Yancey on Monday, June 11, 2001, at 2 p.m. at the Calvary Baptist Church in Alexandria, La. Stevens Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jacklon Hines
Mrs. Jacklon Hines, age 34, of Forrest City, died Saturday, June 2, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City.
Mrs. Hines was born Sept. 30, 1966, in West Memphis.
She is survived by her husband, Aaron Hines of Forrest City; her father, Arthur Gunthrop of Forrest City; her mother, Naomi Gunthrop of Los Angeles, Calif.; a son, Kendon Hines of Forrest City; two daughters, Kelsey Hines and Kangela Hines, both of Forrest City; a brother, Sammy Gunthrop of Los Angeles, Calif. and a sister, Margaret Gunthrop of Forrest City.
Visitation for Mrs. Hines will be Friday, June 8, 2001, from 2 to 5 p.m., at Clay Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Saturday, June 9, 2001, at 2 p.m., at the Church of the Living God with Rev. M.T. Dedner officiating. Burial will follow in the Hines Family Cemetery under the direction of Clay Funeral Home. 

Jessie Gene Williamson
Mr. Jessie Gene (Punchy) Williamson, age 48, of Forrest City, died Saturday, June 2, 2001, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro.
Mr. Williamson, born Aug. 17, 1952, in West Memphis, was the son of J. D. Williamson and Georgia Morgan Williamson. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Jean Williamson of Forrest City; five daughters, Folria Mason, Gloria White, Diane Williamson and Brittany Williamson, all of Forrest City and Shantel Williamson Pitts of Widener; three sons, Jessie Gene Williamson Jr., Rodgrick Williamson and Nathaniel Williamson, all of Forrest City; 11 sisters, Rowena Davis, Georgia Sparkmon, Delorse Mucherson, Josephine Brown, Maple Brown, Shrees Brown, April Brown, all of Forrest City, Racheal Williamson of Hughes, Easter Payton of Jonesboro and Carrie Mae Williamson and JoAnn Williamson, both of Marked Tree; nine brothers, J.D. Williamson, Jr., of Chatanooga, Tenn., Albert Williamson, Rodgers Williamson, Michael Williamson, Clarence Williamson and L.D. Williamson, all of Forrest City, Jerome Williamson of Freeport, Ill. and Daniel Williamson and Joshua Williamson, both of Jonesboro; a stepmother, Ollie Mae Williamson of Hughes and nine grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mr. Williamson will be held Saturday, June 9, 2001, at 1 p.m. at Days Temple Church of God in Christ with Elder John Jennings officiating. Burial will follow in Madison Cemetery under the direction of Woodhouse Mortuary.

Kenneth "M.C." Wright Sr.
Mr. Kenneth "M.C." Wright Sr., age 58, of Forrest City, died Tuesday, June 5, 2001, at Baptist Hospital East in Memphis.
Mr. Wright, born July 9, 1942, in Forrest City, was the son of Andrew Wright and Lee Ora Mooney Wright.
Mr. Wright is survived by his wife, Octavia Morris Wright of Chicago, Ill.; two daughters, Andrea Wright and Lori Lewis, both of Danville, Ill.; three sons, Kenneth Wright Jr. of Danville, Ill., and Gregory Morris and Christon Muse, both of Chicago, Ill.; two sisters, Imogene Wright and Emma Goodwin, both of Forrest City; a brother, Jessie Wright of Forrest City and 15 grandchildren.
Visitation for Mr. Wright will be held Tuesday, June 12, 2001, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Chapel of Woodhouse Mortuary. Funeral services for Mr. Wright will be held Wednesday, June 13, 2001, at 1 p.m. at United Christian M.B. Church with Rev. Lester Taggart officiating. Burial will follow in Casteel Cemetery under the direction of Woodhouse Mortuary.

Juanita Martin
Mrs. Juanita Martin, age 60, of Forrest City, died Monday, June 11, 2001, at Baptist Hospital East in Memphis.
Mrs. Martin was born on July 13, 1940, and was the daughter of Jack Sorrells and Emma Hicks Sorrells. She was an employee of Sanyo Manufacturing and she was a Baptist.
Mrs. Martin was preceded in death by her parents, her step-mother, Vivian Sorrells and one brother, Lonnie Anderson.
She is survived by her husband, Jerry Martin of Forrest City; her step-father, Floyd Fisher of Hackett; four sons, Marty Davis of Pennsylvania, Michael Davis of Centerton, Billy Joe Martin and Jerry Wayne Martin, both of Forrest City; four daughters, Kim Breeding of Brinkley, Tammy Brandon of Stuttgart, Lori Cullum of Benton and Linda Leslie of West Memphis; three brothers, Jackie Sorrells of Marianna, Gayland Fisher of Waldron and Benny Fisher of Hackett; six sisters, Agnes McNair of North Dakota, Pauline Ward of Forrest City, Jean Barnes of Louisiana, Winsel Harper of Lexa, Bertha Flaharity of Aubrey and Peggy Casteel of Marianna; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mrs. Martin will be held Tuesday, June 12, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Morgan Chapel Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 13, 2001, at 2 p.m. at Morgan Chapel Funeral Home with Bro. Bartley Hillis officiating. Burial will follow at Loughridge Cemetery in Colt under the direction of Morgan Funeral Home.

Ralph M. Aycock
Mr. Ralph M. Aycock, age 84, of Forrest City, died Tuesday, June 12, 2001, at Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis.
Mr. Aycock, born April 18, 1917, was the son of Ben Aycock and Agnes Martin Aycock. He was a mechanic and small business owner prior to his retirement. He was also a member of Caldwell Baptist Church.
Mr. Aycock was preceded in death by his first wife, Lola Pritchard and a daughter Jo Ellen Ivy. He is survived by his wife, Claudine Burns Aycock of the home; a son, Al Aycock of Wynne; a daughter, Melba Lynn Early of West Memphis; a sister, Edna Walker of Gosnell; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
Visitation for Mr. Aycock will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2001, at Morgan Chapel. Funeral services for Mr. Aycock are scheduled for Thursday, June 14, 2001, at 10 a.m. at Morgan Chapel with Bro. Dan Minton officiating, assisted by Bro. Myron Shaw. Burial will follow at Forrest Park Cemetery under the direction of Morgan Funeral Home. 

Joe Keith McCollum
Mr. Joe Keith McCollum, age 67, of Memphis, died Sunday, June 3, 2001, in Memphis.
Mr. McCollum, born Dec. 4, 1933, in Memphis, was the son of B. McCollum Sr. and Lena Hopper McCollum. He lived in the Memphis are for most of his life and was a merchant and a bonds trader.
Mr. McCollum is survived by four daughters; a brother, B. McCollum Jr. of Heth and 10 neices and nephews.
Graveside funeral services for Mr. McCollum were held Wednesday, June 6, 2001, at the Crittenden Memorial Park Cemetery in Marion. 

George Swanigan
Mr. George Swanigan, age 75, of Forrest City, died Friday, June 8, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City.
Mr. Swanigan, born Aug. 3, 1925, in Wheatley, was the son of George Swanigan Sr. and Josephine Neal Swanigan. Mr. Swanigan is survived by a daughter, Josephine Burns of St. Louis, Mo.; a son, Clifton Johnson of Chicago, Ill.; a brother, Charles Swanigan of Chicago, Ill. and four grandchildren.
Visitation for Mr. Swanigan will be held Thursday, June 14, from 10:30 a.m. utnil 5:30 p.m. at the chapel of Woodhouse Mortuary. Funeral services for Mr. Swanigan will be held Thursday, June 14, 2001, at 6:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Woodhouse Mortuary. Burial will be Friday, June 15, at 9 a.m. at Pilgrim Rest Cemetery in Wheatley.

Willie Ellis
Mr. Willie Ellis, age 80, of Forrest City, died Sunday, June 10, 2001, at the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Memphis.
Mr. Ellis was born Jan. 23, 1921, in Forrest City and was the son of James Cornelius Ellis and Etta Nelson Ellis of Forrest City. He was a retired butcher.
Mr. Ellis was preceded in death by his wife, Johnetta Bond; a daughter, Cheryl Maureen and all of his siblings. Mr. Ellis is survived by a host of friends and relatives.
Visitation for Mr. Ellis will be Friday, June 15, 2001, from noon to 5 p.m., at Marianna Funeral Home Chapel and also Saturday June 16, 2001, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 16, 2001, at 11 a.m., at Cornerstone M.B. Church in Madison. Burial will follow in Paradise Gardens in Edmondson under the direction of the Marianna Funeral Home. 

Dan Ervin Sr.
Mr. Dan Ervin Sr., age 64, of Forrest City, died Thursday, June 7, 2001, at University of Arkansas Medical Center in Little Rock.
Mr. Ervin, born Nov. 13, 1936, was the son of Willie Ervin and Lillie Sanders Ervin. He is survived by a daughter, Tammy Ervin of Jonesboro; two sons, Dan Ervin Jr. and Wallace Ervin both of Forrest City and five grandchildren.
Visitation for Mr. Ervin will be held Friday, June 15, 2001, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Chapel of Woodhouse Mortuary. Funeral services for Mr. Ervin will be held Saturday, June 16, 2001, at 4 p.m. at the Church of God of Forrest City with Elder James Jennings officiating. Burial will follow in Casteel Cemetery under the direction of Woodhouse Mortuary. 

Robert Jeffries
Mr. Robert Jeffries, age 59, of Colt, died Thursday, June 7, 2001, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis.
Mr. Jeffries, born Aug. 23, 1941, in Dansby, was the son John Jeffries and Cora Childers Jeffries. He is survived by two daughters, Pearlie Mae Blunt and Teresa Blunt, both of Forrest City; three sisters, Ethel Dale, Josephine Berry and Betty Jeffries, all of Jackson, Miss. and three grandchildren.
Visitation for Mr. Jeffries will be held Friday, June 15, 2001, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Chapel of Woodhouse Mortuary. Funeral services for Mr. Jeffries will be held Saturday, June 16, 2001, at 1 p.m. at the Church of the Living God with Elder M.T. Dedner officiating. Burial will follow in Casteel Cemetery under the direction of Woodhouse Mortuary. 

Amy Varner
Mrs. Amy Varner, age 82, of Pine Tree, died Wednesday, June 13, 2001, at Crestpark Retirement Inn in Forrest City.
Mrs. Varner was born May 28, 1919, in Pine Tree and was the daughter of Thomas Aldridge and Susan Adams Aldridge. She lived in Pine Tree most of her life and was a housewife and a member of Pine Tree Baptist Church.
Mrs. Varner is survived by her husband, Orval Varner of the home; a son, Douglas Varner of Sherwood; two sisters, Floy Walker of Forrest City and Agnes Howe of West Memphis and two grandchildren.
Visitation for Mrs. Varner will be Friday, June 15, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 16, 2001, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Stevens Funeral Home with burial following in Barnishaw Cemetery in Pine Tree under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home. The family request memorials be sent to the Barnishaw Cemetery Association.

Lewis M. Clark
Mr. Lewis M. Clark, age 72, of Colt, died Thursday, June 14, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital Forrest City. Mr. Clark was born Jan. 24, 1929, in Caldwell to his parents, Hugh and Marie Hughes Clark. He was a Baptist and the retired owner of Clark's Super Service. Mr. Clark lived in the Forrest City area most of his life.
Mr. Clark is survived by his wife, Pat Hayes; a daughter, Rose France of Wynne; two sons, Donald Clark of Wynne and Barry Clark of Colt; a step-daughter, Janaa Poe of Marianna; a step-son, Ashley Roberts of Brinkley and a brother, John P. Clark; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mr. Clark will be Friday, June 15, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 16, 2001, at 4:30 p.m., at Stevens Funeral Home with Rev. Preston Clegg officiating. Burial will follow in Hughes Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home. 

Luther Cline
Mr. Luther Cline, age 89, of Paragould, died Wednesday, June 13, 2001, at Arkansas Methodist Hospital.
Mr. Cline was born Sept. 15, 1911, in Greene County and was the son of Joseph C. and Mae Cline. He was a retired school teacher, farmer, real estate appraiser, built houses and worked at Clyde Mack Clothing Store. Mr. Cline was a member of Warren's Chapel United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Faye Kennemore Cline and by his parents. Mr. Cline is survived by his wife, Arlene Cline of the home; two sons, Billy Cline of Forrest City and Kenny Cline of Paragould; two sisters, Ruby Clark and Norma Carr, both of Paragould; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mr. Cline were held Friday, June 15, 2001, at 10:30 a.m., at Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel in Paragould with Marion Gramling officiating. Burial followed in Warren's Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home of Paragould. 

Jesse Cross
Mr. Jesse Cross, age 89, died Sunday, June 10, 2001, at his home.
Mr. Cross was born July 14, 1911, in Haynes to his parents, John H. Cross and Margie Brown Cross. He was a wellsman in the Lee/St. Francis County area for many years and was also a deacon at Spring Grove Baptist Church in Haynes.
Mr. Cross was preceded in death by three sons, Jesse Cross Jr., Excil Cross and Algie Cross and siblings Elmer, Cross, Nina Cross, Ellen Cross and Emmett Cross. He is survived by his wife, Junniest Hughes Cross of the home; three daughters, Broxine Green and Claudette Clay of Forrest City and Shirley Nelms of Memphis; two sons, Ulysses Cross of Haynes and John Cross of Memphis; two brothers, Dr. Edward B. Cross of Charlotte, N.C. and Rev. John H. Cross of Decatur, Ga.; 27 grandchildren and a host of great and great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mr. Cross will be held Friday, June 15, 2001, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Marianna Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 16, 2001, at 11 a.m. at the Spring Grove Baptist Church in Haynes. Burial will follow at the Casteel Cemetery under the direction of Marianna Funeral Home. 

Arline Nelson Ivory
Mrs. Arline Nelson Ivory, age 76, of Forrest City, died Sunday, June 10, 2001, at the Arkansas Hospice Center in Little Rock.
Mrs. Ivory was born Oct. 4, 1924, in Memphis to her parents, Clarence and Tempie Brazile Nelson. She was retired from the Freeman Group, Inc.
Mrs. Ivory was preceded in death by a brother, Clarence Nelson Jr. and two sons, McKinley Ivory Jr. and Mack Ivory. She is survived by her husband, McKinley Ivory of Forrest City, six sons, David Avant, Clifton Avant, Johnny Ivory, Jimmy Ivory, Melvin Ivory and Lester Ivory, all of Forrest City; five daughters, Glovia Mae Cunningham of Forrest City, Betty Whittaker of Cave City, Clara Moore of Little Rock, Georgette Ivory of Forrest City, and Ollie Reeves of Virginia; two brothers, Lepoleon Nelson and Robert Nelson, both of Forrest City; five sisters, Alberta Taggart, Clara Fulcher, Ozola Ford, Izola Crum, all of California and Rosie Harris of Chicago, Ill.; 63 grandchildren and 76 great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mrs. Ivory will be Saturday, June 16, 2001, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the Chapel of Woodhouse Mortuary. Funeral services will be held Sunday, June 17, 2001, at 3 p.m., at Salem Baptist Church with Rev. Eugene Reeves officiating. Burial will follow in Casteel Cemetery under the direction of Woodhouse Morturary.


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