Miscellaneous St. Francis County, Arkansas Obituaries

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Frances B. Barry
Mrs. Frances B. Barry, age 96, of Forrest City, died Saturday, June 16, 2001, at Crestpark Retirement Inn in Forrest City.
Mrs. Barry, born June 27, 1904, in Cherry Valley, was the daughter of Frank Bass and Lucy Baber. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church.
In 1929, Mrs. Barry married George W. Barry Sr., and he preceded her in death in 1985. She was also preceded in death by a son, George Bill Barry Jr. in 1999. She is survived by two sons, David Hale Barry of Forrest City and James Edward Barry of Pine Bluff; two sisters, Mamie Chowning of Alexandria, Va. and Martha Smith of Salem, Ore.; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Visitation services for Mrs. Barry will be held Monday, June 18, 2001, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Chapel of Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services for Mrs. Barry will be Tuesday, June 19, 2001, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Stevens Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Forrest Park Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.

Mary Ellen Ingle
Mrs. Mary Ellen Ingle, age 71, of Cherry Valley, died Friday, June 15, 2001, at her home.
Mrs. Ingle, born Feb. 6, 1930, was the daughter of the late Sterling and Nellie Ingle. She was a Baptist.
Mrs. Ingle was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Ingle and a great granddaughter, Alyssa Nicole Houlbert. She is survived by 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 Southaven, Miss.; six brothers, Sterling Newsom Jr. of Hernando, Miss., Charles Newsom of Ratio, James Newsom of Lambrook, Elgin Newsom and Cecil Newsom, both of Crumrod and Carter Newsom of Dundee, Miss.; five sisters, Nellie Bell Laxton of Oklahoma, Addie Norwood of Parker Grove, Allegra Crisel of Hillsboro, Mo., Ernestine Newsom of Buffalo, Mo., and Patsy Dillinger of West Helena; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. Ingle were held today, Monday, June 18, 2001, at Jackson's Harrisburg Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral arrangements were by Jackson's Harrisburg Funeral Home.

Guy Eugene "Gene" Arnold Sr.
Mr. Guy Eugene "Gene" Arnold, Sr., age 67 of Hughes, died Sunday, June 17, 2001, at Crittenden Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Arnold was a service man for Arkansas Power and Light as well as a member of the Red Gum Lodge in Hughes, a 32nd degree Mason KCCH. He was also the city recorder for the city of Hughes and chairman of the administration board of Hughes United Methodist Church.
Mr. Arnold is survived by his wife, Shirley Arnold of Hughes; two daughters, Gwendolyn Galloway of Conway and Dianna Gozcher of Hughes; three sons, Guy Arnold, Jr., of Widener, James Arnold of Morrilton and Don Arnold of Hughes and four grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mr. Arnold were held Tuesday, June 19, 2001, at 11 a.m., in the chapel of Roller-Citizens Funeral Home of West Memphis. Burial followed in Crittenden Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Citizens Funeral Home of West Memphis.

Helen E. McCurley Bennett
Mrs. Helen E. McCurley Bennett, age 71, of Colt, died Monday, June 18, 2001, at her home.
Mrs. Bennett was born Sept. 28, 1929 and was the daughter of Tony Lee McCurley, Sr. and Nora Virginia Caldwell McCurley. She was retired from General Industries and was a member of the Caldwell Baptist Church, where she was active in the senior citizens group.
Mrs. Bennett was preceded in death by her father and step-father, one brother, one sister and a son, Lester Bennett.
She is survived by her husband, Albert Bennett, Jr. of the home; her mother, Nora Parke of Forrest City; three sons, Harold Bennett of Caldwell, Larry Bennett and Howard Bennett, both of Forrest City; three daughters, Patricia Garrett of Colt, Rhonda Gregory of Luling, La. and Yvonne Crossen of Mesquite, Texas; two brothers, Tony McCurley, Jr., and Paul Parke, both of Forrest City; two sisters, Eloise Rice and Juanita Jountz, both of Illinois; 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mrs. Bennett will be Tuesday, June 19, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Chapel of Morgan Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 20, 2001, at 2 p.m., at the Caldwell Baptist Church at Caldwell with Bro. Gary Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in Hughes Cemetery under the direction of Morgan Funeral Home.

Hardin Crowe
Mr. Hardin Crowe, age 83, of Palestine, died Tuesday, June 19, 2001, at the Methodist Central Hospital in Memphis.
Mr. Crowe was born Aug. 14, 1917 in Kentucky and was the son of Samuel Crowe and Attola Hedden Crowe. He lived in St. Francis County most of his life and was a retired timberman.
Mr. Crowe is survived by one sister, Beatrice Halbert of Palestine and a host of nieces and nephews.
Visitation for Mr. Crowe will be held Wednesday, June 20, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services for Mr. Crowe will be held graveside Thursday, June 21, 2001, at 10:30 a.m., at the White Hall Cemetery in Hillman Arkansas with Stevens Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Addison Gray Erwin
Miss Addison Gray Erwin, age five weeks, of Jonesboro, died Monday, June 18, 2001, at Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock.
She is survived by her parents, Jeff and Paula Jayroe Erwin of Jonesboro; maternal grandparents, Henry Dale and Judy Jayroe of Palestine and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Gray of Forrest City; paternal grandparents, Ron and Linda Erwin of Jonesboro; a maternal great-grandmother, Geraldine Giles of Palestine and paternal great-grandparents, June Erwin of Jonesboro and Ray and Mae Robertson of Jonesboro.
Visitation for Miss Erwin will be held Wednesday, June 20, 2001, from 5 to 8 p.m., at Emerson Funeral Home in Jonesboro. Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 21, 2001, at 2 p.m., at Central Baptist Church of Jonesboro with Rev. Mike Adams and Rev. James Dean officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Grove Cemetery with Emerson Funeral Home of Jonesboro in charge of the arrangements.
The family requests that memorials be made to Central Baptist Church building fund, Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock, or to Gideons International.

Larry Little
Mr. Larry Little, age 52, of Forrest City, died Tuesday, June 19, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City.
Mr. Little was born Jan. 29, 1949, and was an employee of Sanyo for 33 years. He was the son of Neuvertra Little of Forrest City and she survives him along with two daughters, Kizzy Mack of Jacksonville and Kimberly Maxie of Grand Prairie, Texas; three sons, Derrick Little of Houston, Texas, Larry Lamont Little of Dallas, Texas and Kauwanza Little of Widener; five sisters, Barbara Sandifer, Doris Robinson, Billie Little and Yvonne Williams, all of Forrest City and Gloria Jean Martin of Chicago, Ill., and five grandchildren.
Visitation services for Mr. Little will be held Friday, June 22, 2001, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Kennedy Chapel. Funeral services for Mr. Little will be held Saturday, June 23, 2001, at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church at 507 N. Rosser, with Rev. Charles Latham and Rev. Norris Latham officiating. Burial will follow at Forrest City Cemetery under the direction of Kennedy Funeral Home.

Milton Powell Remley
Mr. Milton Powell Remley, age 81, of Newport, died Wednesday, June 20, 2001, in Newport.
Mr. Remley, born Jan. 15, 1920, in Marvell, was the son of E.P. and Ruth Remley. Mr. Remley, formerly of Helena, was a graduate of Marvell High School and was a self employed electrician. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Newport, where he was a member of the Methodist Men and Methodist Administration Board. He was a United States Air Force Veteran and served in World War II, the Korean War and the Middle East. He was a member and past commander of the Legionnaires and the D.A.V. and he was also a member of the V.F.W. and the American Legion. He served as a Boy Scout leader for over 30 years and was a volunteer fireman.
In 1945 Mr. Remley married Lorraine Bresee and she survives him along with a son, Joseph Remley of White Bear Lake, Minn.; two daughters, Helen Bullard of Newport and Michelle Boyles of Indianola, Miss.; a brother, James Remley of Louisville, Ky.; a sister, Helen Stephens of Forrest City; a granddaughter and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four brothers, E.P. Remley, Darrow Remley, Eugene Remley and Joseph Remley and a sister, Norma Remley.
There will be a visitation service, for Mr. Remley, Thursday, June 21, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Jackson's Newport Funeral Home. Funeral services for Mr. Remley will be held Friday, June 22, 2001, at 10 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church at Newport with Rev. Larry Martineau and Rev. Roger Glover officiating. Burial will take place Friday June 22, 2001 at 3 p.m. at Marvell Cemetery in Marvell under the direction of Jackson Funeral Home Inc. in Newport.

Alice Washington
Mrs. Alice Washington, age 69, of Madison, died Saturday, June 16, 2001, in her home.
Mrs. Washington was born April 2, 1932, in Newport. She was a retired farmer. She is survived by her husband, John Washington Jr. of the home; seven sons, Johnny Jones, George Washington and Robert Washington, all of Forrest City, Freddie Jones of Memphis, William Washington and John W. Washington III, both of Madison and Eddie Washington of Osceola; six daughters, Mable Nelson and Willeen Covington, both of Hayti, Mo., Mamie Beal and Martha Morrow, both of Widener, Lula M. Washington of Madison and Juanita Hunt of Jonesboro; four brothers, Joe Bob Jones and Walter Jones, both of Hayti, Mo., Jessie Jones of Chicago, Ill., and Dee Jones Jr. of Rochester, N.Y.; four sisters, Pearlie Mae Mack and Lula Mae Olden, both of Hayti, Mo., Ruby Jones of Nashville, Tenn., and Sue Childress of Kennett, Mo.; 150 grandchildren; 100 great-grandchildren and 50 great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mrs. Washington will be Friday, June 22, 2001, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Chapel of Clay Funeral Home. Funeral services for Mrs. Washington will be Saturday, June 23, 2001, at 2 p.m. at Riverside Baptist Church with Rev. Marlon Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Scott-Bond Cemetery under the direction of Clay Funeral Home.

John Wayne Armstrong
Mr. John Wayne Armstrong, age 69, of Forrest City, died Thursday, June 21, 2001, at Baptist Hospital East in Memphis.
Mr. Armstrong, born March 6, 1932, in Irving, Texas, was the son of P.S. Armstrong and Mary Cader Armstrong Beason. He lived in the Forrest City area most of his life and was retired from Old Reliable Insurance Company. He also was an employee of Vaccaro Lumber Company and was a veteran of the Korean War. He was a Mason and a member of First Baptist Church.
In 1955 Mr. Armstrong married Elizabeth Rich and she survives him along with a son, John Wallace Armstrong of Memphis; two daughters, Rebecca Lee of Forrest City and Christine Armstrong Moore of Memphis; a brother, William Beason of Heber Springs; a sister Mary Tom Weaver of Arab, Ala.; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
A memorial service for Mr. Armstrong will be held Sunday, June 24, 2001, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Stevens Funeral Home. There will be a visitation service prior to the memorial service beginning at noon. Steven's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be sent to the Key Life, PO Box 945000, Maitland, Fla., 32794-5000 or Family Life Today, PO Box 8220, Little Rock, Ark., 72221-3840 or the charity of one's choice.

Betty Jean Foxx Hudson
Mrs. Betty Jean Foxx Hudson, age 68, of Wynne, died Wednesday, June 20, 2001, at her home.
Mrs. Hudson was born Oct. 3, 1932, and was the daughter of the late Oscar Franklin and Maggie Belle Gann Foxx. She was a sales clerk at Reginald Lee's in Wynne for the past 14 years and was a former line supervisor at Sanyo Manufacturing in Forrest City for over 24 years. Mrs. Hudson was a Baptist and a member of the Moose Lodge in Forrest City. She was also a lifelong resident of Wynne.
Mrs. Hudson is survived by two sons, Danny Burrow and Donnie Burrow, both of Wynne; a sister, Mildred McCoy of Wynne; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother Everett Foxx and a sister Edith Nixon.
Funeral services for Mrs. Hudson were held Friday, June 22, 2001, at 2 p.m., at the Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Denny Taylor officiating. Burial followed in the Harris Chapel Cemetery in Wynne with Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. The family requests memorials be made to the Cross County Chapter of the American Cancer Society.

Mildred Hodges Mullikin
Mrs. Mildred Hodges Mullikin, age 93, of Forrest City, died Thursday, June 21, 2001, at Crestpark Retirement Inn.
Mrs. Mullikin, born, Nov. 30, 1907 in Forrest City, was the daughter of Samuel Lee Hodges and Emma Haven Hodges. Mrs. Mullikin lived her entire life in Forrest City and was a member of Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church and was a member of the Garden Gate Club.
In 1930 she married Lloyd Raymond Mullikin and he preceded her in death in 1975. She is survived by a daughter Marcille Farr of West Hartford , Conn. and three grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters.
Visitation services are scheduled for Saturday, June 23, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Chapel of Stevens Funeral Home. A graveside service for Mrs. Mullikin will be held Sunday, June 24, 2001, at 2 p.m. at Forrest Park Cemetery under the direction Stevens Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests all memorials be sent to Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church.

Amanda Edgar Wilkerson
Miss Amanda Edgar Wilkerson, age 21, of Forrest City, died Thursday, June 21, 2001, in Forrest City.
Miss Wilkerson was born Oct. 9, 1979, in Little Rock. She was a student at the University of Mississippi and was a member of the Phi Mu Sorority. Miss Wilkerson was also a member of the Episcopal Church.
She is survived by her mother, Linda McAuley Carney of Proctor; her father, Jim Edgar of Atlanta, Ga.; her step-father, Gil Carney of Proctor; a brother, Drew Wilkerson of Proctor; a maternal grandmother, Sula Hobbie of Forrest City; a maternal great-grandmother, Kathryn Rauscher of Forrest City and a paternal grandmother, Edna Edgar of Forrest City.
Private funeral services will be held for the family under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.

Juanita F. Shepherd
Mrs. Juanita F. Shepherd, age 74, of Tumbling Shoals, died Monday, June 25, 2001, at the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock.
Mrs. Shepherd was born Feb. 16, 1927, to the late Dan and Mittie Bell "Giles" Fleming. She was a retired secretary for the U.S. Government agricultural division and worked at the Shepco Ceramic Shop in Tumbling Shoals. Mrs. Shepherd was also a member of the Heber Springs First Presbyterian Church.
She is survived by her husband, J.D. Shepherd of Tumbling Shoals and many nieces an nephews.
Visitation for Mrs. Shepherd will be Wednesday, June 27, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Olmstead Funeral Home in Heber Springs. Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 28, 2001, at 10 a.m. at Olmstead Chapel with Rev. Charles Olsen officiating. Burial will follow in Cleburne County Memorial Gardens in Heber Springs with Olmstead Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Amanda Edgar Wilkerson
Miss Amanda Edgar Wilkerson, age 21, of Forrest City, died Thursday, June 21, 2001, in Forrest City.
Miss Wilkerson was born Oct. 9, 1979, in Little Rock. She was a student at the University of Mississippi and was a member of the Phi Mu Sorority. Miss Wilkerson was a member of the Episcopal Church.
She is survived by her mother, Linda McAuley Carney of Proctor; her step-father, Gil Carney of Proctor; her father, Jim Edgar of Atlanta, Ga.; a brother, Drew Wilkerson of Proctor; a maternal grandmother, Sula Hobbie of Forrest City; a maternal great-grandmother, Kathryn Rauscher of Forrest City and a paternal grandmother, Edna Edgar of Forrest City.
Graveside services will be held for Miss Wilkerson on Wednesday, June 27, 2001, at 2 p.m., at Forrest Park Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.

James Carl "Abe" Green
Mr. James Carl "Abe" Green, age 75, of Forrest City, died Tuesday, June 26, 2001, at the Crestpark Nursing Home in Forrest City.
Mr. Green was born May 14, 1926, in Hughes, the son of James and Mary Ann Baty Green. He had been a farmer and worked at the Doc Hardin Sawmill for over 20 years. Mr. Green was a resident of Hunter, prior to moving to Crestpark Nursing Home.
He is survived by one sister, Mamie Hamby of Caldwell.
Mr. Green was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Johnnie Vaughn and two sisters, Jessie Franks and Pauline Matthewson.
Funeral services for Mr. Green will be Thursday, June 28, 2001, at 2 p.m., at the Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home Chapel in Wynne with Rev. Myron Shaw officiating. Burial will follow in the Lindsey Cemetery in Forrest City under the direction of Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home of Wynne and McCrory. The family requests memorials be made to the American Diabetes Foundation.

Geraldine Robinson
Mrs. Geraldine Robinson, age 55, of St. Louis, Mo., formerly of Forrest City, died Monday, June 18, 2001, in St. Louis.
Mrs. Robinson was born Feb. 12, 1946, in Forrest City, the daughter of Theo and Annie Odean Williams. She was a member of the King Chapel in Forrest City.
She is survived by her mother, Annie Odean Robertson of Forrest City; three daughters, Madelyn Rucker, Nakisha Rucker and Gloria Booker, all of St. Louis, and a brother, Leotis Williams of St. Louis.
Mrs. Robinson was preceded in death by her husband, Earlie Robinson; her father, Theo Williams; three brothers and one sister.
Funeral services for Mrs. Robinson were held Friday, June 22, 2001, at Wade Funeral Home Memorial Chapel in St. Louis with Rev. Eddie Morris officiating. Burial followed in Laurel Hill Memorial Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Wade Funeral Home Memorial Chapel.

Carlaretta Knowlton-Smith
Mrs. Carlaretta Knowlton-Smith, age 39, of Helena died Saturday, June 23, 2001.
Mrs. Knowlton-Smith, was born Feb. 1,1962 in Helena, to Willie Marie Knowlton and the late Peter Knowlton Sr.
Mrs. Knowlton-Smith is survived by two daughters, Kanaka Knowlton and Sharenzia Smith, both of Helena; a son, Ronnie Smith Jr. of Helena; her mother, Willie Marie Knowlton of West Helena; her stepfather, Calvin Bryant of West Helena; three brothers, Milton Terry Knowlton of Chicago, Ill, Peter Knowlton Jr. of West Helena and Stacey Knowlton of San Antonio, Texas, and two sisters Lorri Knowlton of West Memphis and LaSwanna Knowlton of Jonesboro.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Martin Knowlton.
Funeral services for Mrs. Knowlton-Smith are scheduled for Saturday, June 30, 2001, at 2 p.m. at True Vine Missionary Baptist Church in West Helena with Rev. L. Whitfield officiating. Stephens Funeral Home in West Helena is in charge of arrangements.


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