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Ethel Dixon
Ms. Ethel Dixon, age 80, of Lee County, died Tuesday, July 31, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital - Forrest City.
Ms. Dixon was a farmer and a member of St. John M.B. Church.
She is survived by a son, Gregory Dixon of Marianna; three brothers, Daniel Johnson, David Johnson and Samuel Johnson, all of Marianna and two grandchildren.
Visitation for Ms. Dixon will be Friday, Aug. 3, 2001, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Kennedy Funeral Home in Marianna. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 4, 2001, at 1 p.m., at St. John M.B. Church with Rev. Spencer Brown officiating. Burial will follow in St. John Cemetery under the direction of Kennedy Funeral Home.

Eva V. Graham
Mrs. Eva V. Graham, age 80, of Forrest City, died Friday, July 27, 2001, at her home.
Mrs. Graham was born July 1, 1921, in Forrest City and was a retired housekeeper.
She is survived by two sons, Elliott Graham Jr. of Williamsville, NY and Spencer Graham of Youngstown, Ohio; six daughters, Ann Davis, Vickie Hughlett and Mary Graham, all of Milwaukee, Wis., Geneva Simmons of Buffalo, NY, Rosie Hamilton and Bernice Stewart, both of Forrest City; a brother, Woodrow Neal of Forrest City; a sister, Rose Grady of Milwaukee, Wis.; 45 grandchildren; 100 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mrs. Graham will be held Friday, Aug. 3, 2001, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Clay Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 4, 2001, at 1 p.m., at Beth Salem Baptist Church with Rev. Wade Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in Forrest City Cemetery under the direction of Clay Funeral Home. 

Julius Hughes Jr.
Mr. Julius Hughes Jr., age 47, of Dallas, Texas, died Tuesday, July 31, 2001, at Veterans Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.
Mr. Hughes, born July 20, 1954, in St. Louis, Mo., was the son of Julius Hughes Sr. and Alberta McKissick Hughes.
Mr. Hughes is survived by two sons, Jason Hughes of Los Angeles, Calif. and Phillip Hughes of Palestine; two sisters, Phyllis Hughes of Dallas, Texas and Connie Davis of Forrest City and a brother, Albert Hughes of Forrest City.
Funeral services for Mr. Hughes will be held Monday, Aug. 6, 2001, at 1 p.m., at Goodwin Church of God in Christ with Elder A.D. Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Casteel Cemetery under the direction of Woodhouse Mortuary.
A visitation service for Mr. Hughes will be held Saturday, Aug. 4, 2001, from noon to 5 p.m. at Woodhouse Mortuary.

Cecil Clark
Mr. Cecil Clark, age 79, of West Memphis, died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2001, at Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis.
Mr. Clark, a self-employed public accountant, was a member of the Methodist Church of West Memphis. He was also a veteran of World War II and a member of the U.S. Army Air Corp. Mr. Clark was a member of the Arkansas Public Accountant Association.
Mr. Clark is survived by his wife, Nola Clark of West Memphis; two step-sons, Ben Greenwood of West Memphis and Buddy Greenwood of Little Rock; a sister, Louise Schasteen of Albuquerque, NM; three brothers, Sonny Clark, George Clark and Clyde Vernon Clark, all of Forrest City and two grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Monday, Aug. 6, 2001, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Roller Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis. Graveside services for Mr. Clark will be held Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2001, at 2 p.m., at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion under the direction of Roller-Citizens Funeral Home of West Memphis. 

Erma Gatlin Jennings
Mrs. Erma Gatlin Jennings, age 53, of Palestine, died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2001, at her home.
Mrs. Jennings, born June 3, 1948, in Joiner, was the daughter of Clara B. Knox of Palestine.
She is survived by her mother; a daughter, Sheryl Gatlin of West Memphis; a son, Mark Gatlin of Colt; five sisters, Linda Wilder and Bernadine Gatlin, both of Houston, Texas, Janet Gatlin of Atlanta, Ga., and Phillicia Knox and Clara D. Knox, both of Little Rock; eight brothers, Alvertis Gatlin, Jon Knox and Sidney Knox, all of Palestine, James Knox of Colt, Charles Knox of Houston, Texas, Bernard Knox of Forrest City, Darin Knox of Little Rock and Andre Knox of Camden and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. Jennings will be held Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2001, at 11 a.m. at Stanley Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Franklin Sewart officiating under the direction of Woodhouse Mortuary.

Peggy Yarbro O'Malley
Mrs. Peggy Yarbro O'Malley, age 69, of Forrest City, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2001, at Crestpark Retirement Inn in Forrest City.
Mrs. O'Malley, born Nov. 25, 1931, in Blytheville, was the daughter of Shirley Yarbro and Hollice Maxwell Yarbro. Mrs. O'Malley made her home in the Blytheville and Forrest City areas for all of her life. She was a cook and a Baptist.
Mrs. O'Mally is survived by a daughter, Vicki Hardy of Wagram, N.C.; a son, Tommy O'Malley of Blytheville, a sister, Patsy Farmer of Pineville; a brother, Raymond Sanders of Cape Girardeau, Mo. and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be private under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.

Cecil Aldridge Sr.
Mr. Cecil Aldridge Sr., age 59, of Wynne, died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2001, at Three River Nursing Home in Marked Tree.
Mr. Aldridge was a former employee of Yale Hoist where he worked for over 30 years.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Aldridge of Forrest City; six daughters, Lisa Aldridge of Little Rock; Shawntina Turner of Hope, Charlotte Aldridge of Wynne, Phyllis Aldridge of Chicago, Ill., Angela Anderson of Forrest City and Patricia Millbrook of Ruston, La.; seven sons, Cecil Aldridge Jr., Randy Millbrook and David Millbrook, all of Forrest City, Malcolm Aldridge of Wynne, Keith Richardson of Dallas, Texas, Santana Smith of Searcy and Dewayne Millbrook of Jacksonville; four sisters, Patsy Aldridge of Chicago, Ill., Margaret Levesque, Sharon Aldridge and Jacqueline Brownlee, all of Toledo, Ohio; four brothers, Mangle Aldridge Jr., Charles Aldridge and Lee Walker, all of Wynne and Melvin Aldridge of Toledo, Ohio and 26 grandchildren.
Visitation for Mr. Aldridge will be held Saturday, Aug. 11, 2001, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Woodard Funeral Home in Wynne. Funeral services will be held Sunday, Aug. 12, 2001, at 1 p.m., at Caldwell M.B. Church in Vanndale under the direction of Woodard Funeral Home. 

Myrtis Dotson
Mrs. Myrtis Dotson, age 72, of Forrest City, died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2001, at her home.
Mrs. Dotson, born July 30, 1929, was a retired nurses aid at Forrest Memorial Hospital. She is survived by her husband, James Dotson of the home; five daughters, Rose Mary Simmons, Debra Dotson, Vernice Dotson, Sharon Dotson and Gwendolyn Dotson, all of Pine Bluff; four sons, Larry Dotson of Little Rock, Leon Dotson of St. Louis, Mo., Harold Dotson of Jonesboro and Thomas Dotson of Forrest City; four sisters, Thelma Coleman of Los Angeles, Calif., Deloise Tyler of Memphis, Annie Brown, of Dallas, Texas and Tolise Bingham of St. Louis, Mo.; six brothers, Henry Brown Jr., Charlie Brown, Andrew Brown, Winston Brown, Silas Brown and Houston Brown, all of Forrest City and 10 grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. Dotson will be held Saturday, Aug. 11, 2001, at 12 p.m. at Days Temple Church of God in Christ with Elder John Henry Jennings officiating with burial to follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery in the Tuni Community under the direction of Clay Funeral Home. A wake will be held Friday, Aug. 10, 2001, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Chaple of Clay Funeral Home.

Lucy Ann Evans
Ms. Lucy Ann Evans, age 77, of Marianna, died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2001, in Memphis.
Ms. Evans, a homemaker, was born Sept. 9, 1923, in Greenview, Ill., to Elmer Evans and Estella Blaine Evans. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Marianna.
Mrs. Evans is survived by a sister-in-law, Catherine Evans of Marianna and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside funeral services for Ms. Evans were held Saturday, Aug. 11, 2001, at Marianna Memorial Park in Marianna with Heath Harper officiating. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home of Marianna was in charge of arrangements. The family requests that memorials be sent to First Presbyterian Church in Marianna. 

Charles Dale Turner
Mr. Charles Dale Turner, age 70, of Marianna, died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2001 at Baptist Hospital East in Memphis.
Mr. Turner, born Oct. 3, 1930, in Chester, was the son of Charles Turner and Pearl Poor Turner. He lived in the Forrest City area for most of his life and was in the lumber business. He was also a veteran of the Korean War and a member of the American Legion, the Elk Club and was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church.
Mr. Turner is survived by two son, Charles Turner of Ohio and Dr. Robert Turner of Tennessee; four daughters, Teresa Turner-Rowe of Reno, Patti Long of Forrest City, Laura Turner-McCullough of Minnesota and Ruth Landis of Texas; three brothers, Alvin Turner of Fayetteville, Darrell Turner of Louisiana and Donnie Turner of California; two sisters, Helen Helwig and Ina Couch, both of California; 18 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
There was a graveside funeral service for Mr. Turner held today, Monday, Aug. 13, 2001, at Bell Cemetery in Palestine. Stevens Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The family requests that memorials be made to the Faith Lutheran Church Building Fund.

Lillian Hilliard
Mrs. Lillian Hilliard, age 81, of Forrest City, died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2001, at her home.
Mrs. Hilliard, born Sept. 19, 1919, in St. Louis, Mo. was the daughter of Frank Williams and Parthenia Smith Williams. She is survived by her husband, Leo Hilliard of Forrest City and a host of relatives.
Visitation services for Mrs. Hilliard will be held Friday, Aug. 17, 2001, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Woodhouse Mortuary. Funeral services for Mrs. Hilliard will be held Saturday, Aug. 18, 2001, at 1 p.m. at Prosperity M.B. Church with Rev. S.W. Baker Sr. officiating. Burial will follow in Casteel Cemetery under the direction of Woodhouse Mortuary. 

William Thomas Schmitz
Mr. William Thomas Schmitz, age 63, of Brentwood, Tenn., died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2001.
Mr. Schmitz was the son of the late Loyce Oliver Schmitz of Caldwell and Winnie Aston Schmitz Edgar of Forrest City. He was an attorney in Nashville, Tenn.
Mr. Schmitz is survived by seven children, Christie Konen, Leslee Garza, Charles Schmitz, Michael Schmitz, Michelle Jones, Brian Schmitz and Cara Schmitz; two sisters, Jean Schmitz Davis and Ruth Ann Edgar Overturf and nine grandchildren.
Visitation for Mr. Schmitz will be held Thursday, Aug. 16, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Crawford Mortuary and Crematory. Funeral services and burial will be Friday, Aug. 17, 2001, at 1 p.m., at Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery under the direction of Crawford Mortuary and Crematory.
The family request memorial contributions be donated in lieu of flowers to the American Cancer Society.

Ira Carruth
Mrs. Ira Carruth, age 93, of Forrest City died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2001, at her home.
Mrs. Carruth, born April 8, 1908, in Colt, was a retired housekeeper.
She is survived by a brother, Jimmy Lee Stegall of Forrest City; two sisters, Mattie Spearmon of Forrest City and L.B. Hannah of Detroit, Mich.; three grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Visitation services for Mrs. Carruth will be held Monday, Aug. 20, 2001, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Clay Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2001, at St., at 1 p.m., at Paul M.B. Church . with Rev. Gay, officiating. Burial will follow at Forrest City Cemetery under the direction of Clay Funeral Home. 

Gerldene Hatch
Miss Gerldene Hatch, age 61, of Forrest City, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2001, at Baptist Hospital East in Memphis.
Miss Hatch, born May 16, 1940, in Crocketts Bluff, was a retired teacher's aid.
She is survived by a daughter Sonya Hatch of Glen Burnie, Md.
Funeral services for Miss Hatch will be held Saturday, Aug. 18, 2001, at 11 a.m. at Salem M.B. Church. Burial will follow at St. Olive Cemetery in Crocketts Bluff. There will be two visitation services for Miss Hatch, the first held Friday, Aug. 17, 2001, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Clay Funeral Home. The second service will be held Saturday, Aug. 18, 2001, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Salem M.B. Church. Clay Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Lonnie Shockley Sr.
Mr. Lonnie Shockley Sr., age 78, of Cotton Plant, died Friday, Aug. 10, 2001, at the White County Medical Center in Searcy.
Mr. Shockley, a United States Army veteran, was born Feb. 6, 1923, to James Dotson and Viola Shockley. He lived most of his life in the McCrory and Cotton Plant areas.
In 1944 Mr. Shockley marred Ernestine Austin, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by two children. He is survived by seven sons, Leonard Shockley of Des Arc, James Shockley, Frank Shockley, Lonnie Shockley and Sylvester Shockley, all of Cotton Plant, Melvin Shockley of Scotts Bluff, Neb. and Robert Shockley of Stuttgart; three daughters, Dorthene Chunn of Marshal Town, Iowa, Willie Mae Jones of Chicago and Geneva Shockley of Cotton Plant; a sister, Almond Thompson of Sherwood; 21 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mr. Shockley will be held Saturday, Aug. 18, 2001, at 11 a.m.. at Trice Chapel M.B. Church in Cotton Plant with Elder Robert Butler officiating. Burial will follow at Ebenezer Cemetery in Cotton Plant under the direction of McNeal Funeral Home, Inc. of Brinkley. 

Margarett E. 'Jean' Smith
Mrs. Margarett E. 'Jean' Smith, age 70, of Forrest City, died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest t City.
Mrs. Smith was born Nov. 2, 1930, in Little Rock and was the daughter of Hugh Blakely and Gertrude Baker Blakely. She lived in Forrest City for the past 52 years and was a retired bookkeeper. Mrs. Smith was a member of the Women of the Moose, was a Moose Heart Admission Representative and was member of the First Baptist Church.
She is was preceded in death by her husband, Walter L. Smith in 1978. Mrs. Smith is survived by two daughters, Terry Smith and Barbara Hastings, both of Forrest City; two sons, Danny Smith and Johnny Smith, both of Forrest City; one brother, Grady Blakely of Searcy; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mrs. Smith will be held Friday, Aug. 17, 2001, from 6 to 7 p.m., at Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 18, 2001, at 11 a.m., at Stevens Funeral Home with burial following in Forrest Park Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.

Billie Bowley Couch
Mrs. Billie Bowley Couch, age 73, of Forrest City, died Friday, Aug. 17, 2001, at her home.
Mrs. Couch, born Nov. 9, 1927, in Robstown, Texas, was the daughter of C.F. Bowley and Althea Chase Bowley. She had made her home in Forrest City for the past 42 years. Mrs. Couch was retired from First National Bank where she served as the senior loan teller for 21 years. Mrs. Couch was a member of First United Methodist Church, the Methodist Women and Beta Sigma Phi sorority.
In 1947 Mrs. Couch married W.T. "Bill" Couch and he survives her along with a son, James Couch of Mablevale; a brother, T. R. Bowley of Dallas, Texas and three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Keith Couch in 1969 and Larry Couch in 1992.
A graveside funeral service for Mrs. Couch was held Sunday, Aug. 19, 2001, with Rev. Rex Darling officiating under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home. The family requests that memorials be made to First United Methodist Church. 

Leatie Mae Moore
Mrs. Leatie Mae Moore, age 89, of Forrest City, died Friday, Aug. 17, 2001, at her home.
Mrs. Moore was born May 15, 1912, in Pontotoc, Miss. and was the daughter of Leonard Stone and Geneva Staton Stone. She lived in Parkin and Forrest City most of her life and was a housewife.
Mrs. Moore was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Wesley Moore in 1984. She is survived by five sons, James Moore of West Memphis, Wayne Moore of Oscelola, Wesley Moore, Steve Moore and Edgar Moore, all of Forrest City; two daughters, Emma Jo Worley of Forrest City and Linda Coleman of Pine Tree; a sister, Ann Marie Graves of Parkin; 33 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. Moore will be held Monday, Aug. 20, 2001, at 4 p.m., at Stevens Funeral Home with burial following in Hughes Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home. 

Beatrice Young
Mrs. Beatrice Young, age 89, of Madison, died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2001, in Toledo, Ohio.
Mrs. Young was a homemaker and a member of Madison Light M.B. Church.
She is survived by six daughters, Mary Reese and Elizabeth Johnson, both of Toledo, Ohio, Dorothy Jones of St. Louis, Mo., Texanna Berry of Forrest City, Eloise Boyde of Texas and Alberta Clark of Madison; eight sons, Eugene Williams and Thomas Montgomery, both of Omaha, Neb., Ricardo Montgomery of Toledo, Ohio, Euclide Montgomery, Alfred L. Montgomery, Freddie Montgomery, Fredrick Montgomery and Robert Montgomery, all of Pomona, Calif.; three sisters, Cleo Bundy, Liddia Flenora and Neoma Herron, all of Cleveland, Ohio; a brother, Albert Lane of Texas; 48 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 27 great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mrs. Young was held today, Aug. 20, 2001, from noon to 5 p.m., at Kennedy Chapel Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2001, at 11 a.m., at Madison Light M.B. Church with Rev. Isiah McKeown officiating the service. Burial will follow in Scott-Bond Cemetery under the direction of Kennedy Funeral Home.

Helen Marie Sexton
Mrs. Helen Marie Sexton, age 87, of Palestine, died Monday, Aug. 20, 2001.
Mrs. Sexton was born Dec. 30, 1913 in Haynes and was the daughter of Guy Odie Cothran, Sr. and Lela Stanley Cothran. She lived in St. Francis County most of her life and was a retired grocery store owner and a Baptist.
Mrs. Sexton was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Sexton, in 1961, along with one son, Stan Sexton; one step-son, Alex Sexton and one grandson, James Pippin.
She is survived by three daughters, Mary Pippin of Southhaven, Miss., Marie Shelton of Nesbit, Miss. and Claudia Marrs of Palestine; four sisters, Sue Morgenstern of New Matamoras, Ohio, Christine Cothran of Forrest City, Salley Castaneda of Dinuba, Calif and Betty Linnanto of Eugene, Ore.; one brother, W.T. Cothran of Avenal, Calif.; eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mrs. Sexton will be held Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Aug. 23, 2001, at 2 p.m., at Stevens Funeral Home with burial following in Johnson Cemetery in Wheatley under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.

Charles Lynn "Sonny" Clark
Mr. Charles Lynn "Sonny" Clark, age 73, of Forrest City, died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City.
Mr. Clark, born Oct. 11, 1927, in St. Francis County, was the son of George Oscar Clark and Dewey Miranda Taylor Clark. He lived in St. Francis County all of his life, and was an employee of the Forrest City Police Department from 1962 to 1967. He was retired from Airtherm, and was a member of First Church of the Nazarene.
In 1985 Mr. Clark married Lavonne Brock, and she survives him along with two daughters, Linda Thweatt of Forrest City and Yvonne Stidham of Bald Knob; three step-sons, Bruce Thompson of Indiana, Gary Thompson of Michigan and John Thompson of Washington; a step-daughter, Carol Jean Cates of Indiana; two brothers, George Clark of Hazen and Clyde Clark of Forrest City; a sister, Louise Schasteen of Arizona; five grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mr. Clark will be held Thursday, Aug. 23, 2001, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Chapel of Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services for Mr. Clark will be held Friday, Aug. 24, 2001, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Stevens Funeral Home with burial to follow in Forrest Park Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.

Lear Baker
Mrs. Lear Baker, age 79, of Madison, died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City.
Mrs. Baker, born June 4, 1922, in St. Francis County, was the daughter of Wylie Smith and Mary Martin Smith. She was retired from Sanyo.
Mrs. Baker is survived by five daughters, Lue Vingue Hawkins, Verlean Davis and Alma Wright, all of Madison, Annie Mae Owens and Patricia Smith, both of Stockton, Calif.; four sons, Frankie Baker and Lenell Baker, both of Detroit, Mich., Theodis Smith of Little Rock and Tesell Smith of Kennett, Mo.; two sisters, Rachel Long and Edith White, both of Madison; a brother, James Smith of Washington, D.C.; 32 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mrs. Baker will be held Friday, Aug. 24, 2001, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Woodhouse Mortuary. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 25, 2001, at 1 p.m. at Cornerstone M.B. Church with Rev. Lenell Baker officiating. Burial will follow in Casteel Cemetery under the direction of Woodhouse Mortuary. 

Emma L. Williams
Mrs. Emma L. Williams, age 89, of Forrest City, died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City.
Mrs. Williams, a retired funeral director, was a member of Christ Episcopal Church. She is survived by two sisters, Minnie Warren and Charlean Carr, both of Forrest City and a brother, Frank Shaw Jr., of Forrest City.
Visitation for Mrs. Williams will be held Friday, Aug. 24, 2001, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Kennedy Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 25, 2001, at 2 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church with Bishop Tom Newman officiating. Burial will follow in Casteel Cemetery under the direction of Kennedy Funeral Home.

Mary Pullett
Mrs. Mary Pullett, age 94, of Forrest City, died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2001, at Crestpark Retirement Inn in Forrest City.
Mrs. Pullett was born Aug. 5, 1907, in Humboldt, Tenn. and was the daughter of Willie Bolden and Jennie Clark Bolden.
She is survived by one daughter, Leola Pullett of Forrest City; a grandchild and six great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mrs. Pullett will be held Saturday, Aug. 25, 2001, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the Chapel of Woodhouse Mortuary. Funeral services will be held Sunday, Aug. 26, 2001, at 2 p.m., at Stanley Grove Church with Elder Verlee Lucas officiating the service. Burial will follow in Stanley Grove Cemetery under the direction of Woodhouse Mortuary.

Henry "Sonny" Morris Jr.
Mr. Henry "Sonny" Morris Jr., age 78, of Greenwood, died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2001, at St. Edward's Hospital in Fort Smith.
Mr. Morris, formerly of Forrest City, was born Sept. 29, 1922, in Earle and was the son of Henry Morris Sr. and Gladys Greason Morris. He was a farmer and a service station attendant. He was also a member of the Methodist Church.
In 1992, Mr. Morris married Dorothy Smith, and she survives him along with two sisters, Geraldine Brawner of Walls, Miss. and Ruby Jean Morris of Dumas; two step-children, Carolyn Tarver of Greenwood and Bobby Shepherd of Conway and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Mr. Morris were held today, Monday, Aug. 27, 2001, at Stevens Funeral Home with Bro. Eddie Addison officiating. Burial will follow at Hughes Cemetery in Forrest City under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.

Jessie Mae Burton
Mrs. Jessie Mae Burton, age 87, of Marianna, died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City.
Mrs. Burton was born Jan. 16, 1914, in Cedar Springs, Miss., and was the daughter of the late Sidney Mitchell and Levy Walker Mitchell. She was a homemaker and a member of the Walls Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.
Mrs. Burton was preceded in death by her husband, Garfield Burton; two brothers, Hubert and John Mitchell; and two sistes, Maggie Story and Stella May.
She is survived by two sons, Loyd Burton of North Little Rock and William "Bill" Burton of Clarksville, Tenn.; three daughters, Wilma Dean Mathews of Palestine, Erma Jean Hendrix of Marianna and Betty Allshouse of Hot Springs; one brother, Homer Mitchell of Marianna; 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. Burton were held today, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2001, at 2 p.m., at Walls Chapel Missionary Baptist Church and was officiated by Rev. David Scott and Rev. Randy Baker. Burial followed in Marianna Memorial Park under the direction of Roller-Citizens Funeral Home of Marianna. 

Frances Elizabeth Hartsfield
Mrs. Frances Elizabeth Hartsfield, age 87, of Memphis, and a former resident of Forrest City, died Monday, Aug. 27, 2001, in Memphis.
Mrs. Hartsfield was born June 23, 1914, in Providence, Ky. and was the daughter of Robert Lee Dever and Annie Clark Dever. She was retired from the United States Department of Agriculture in 1981 and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Forrest City.
Mrs. Hartsfield was preceded in death by her husband, James K. Hartsfield in 1989.
She is survived by one son, James Kenneth Hartsfield of Memphis.
There will be a graveside funeral service for Mrs. Hartsfield on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2001, at 11 a.m., at Forrest Park Cemetery with Rev. James Dean officiating the service. Stevens Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Leon Jinks Jr.
Mr. Leon Jinks Jr., age 74, of Texarkana, Texas, died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2001, in a Texarkana hospital.
Mr. Jinks was born July 7, 1927, in Leonard, Texas. He was a retired sales executive of GTE-Sylvania, was a graduate of Hendrix College and was a U.S. Army Veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Jane "Boots" Jinks; two daughters, Jodi Jinks-Lehl of College Station, Texas and Synthia Jinks-Olinger of Albany, Calif.; a son, Mark Jinks of Des Moines, Iowa; his mother, Mary Jinks of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; a brother, Larry Jinks of Los Gatos, Calif.; a sister, Jean Newsum of Ft. Wayne, Ind. and three grandchildren.
A memorial service was held for Mr. Jinks on Monday, Aug. 27, 2001, at the Chapelwood Funeral Home Chapel.
The family requests that those wishing to memorialize Mr. Jinks may do so by making contributions to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Association or to the Multiple Sclerosis Research Foundation. One may also contact Mrs. Jinks at 3503 Clear Creek Circle, Texarkana, Texas 75503. 

William Ralph "Bill" Routon II
Mr. William Ralph "Bill" Routon II, age 77, of Hope, died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2001, at his home.
Mr. Routon was born April 22, 1924, in Hope and was the son of the late Ralph Routon and Lillian Carrigan Routon.
He was a 1942 graduate of Hope High School, he served with the U.S. Army Corps in England, attended Henderson College and the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and was a farmer. Mr. Routon was also a board member of the Citizens National Bank for 40 years. He was appointed in 1993 to the state's Red River Commission, was a 16-year-member of the Hope School Board and was also on the board for the School of Hope, a school for handicapped and mentally challenged children. He was also a member of the Yellow Creek Hunting Club of McNab, a Mason, a Shriner, the Rose Hill Cemetery Association and was a life-long member of the First United Methodist Church.
Mr. Routon is survived by his wife Bonnie Anthony Routon of the home; a daughter, Jane Arnold of Little Rock; three sons, Stephen Anthony Routon of Forrest City, William Ralph Routon III of Fort Walton Beach, Fla. and John Graydon Nelms Routon of Hope; a sister, Lenora Cross of Fort Belvoir, Va.; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services for Mr. Routon were held Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2001, at the First United Methodist Church in Hope with Rev. Larry Ott and Rev. Ralph Hale officiating. Burial followed in Rose Hill Cemetery under the direction of Herndon Funeral Home.
The family requests memorials be sent to Rose Hill Cemetery; the School of Hope, 500 South Main St., Hope, AR., 71802 or the First United Methodist Church of Hope School Fund, P.O. Box 400, Hope, AR., 71802.

Essa Cloman
Mrs. Essa Cloman, age 79, died Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2001, at Crestpark Retirement Inn in Forrest City.
Mrs. Cloman, born in Shelby, Miss., lived the majority of her life in Chicago, Ill. where she was employed as a baker until her retirement from Meyers Bakery. Following retirement Mrs. Cloman moved back to Arkansas and joined Christ Episcopal Church.
In 1937, Mrs. Cloman married Johnny Cloman and he preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by a son, Eugene Cloman and a granddaughter, Katrina. She is survived by a son, Johnny Cloman of Kankakee, Ill.; a daughter, Pearlie Spears, of Colt; a sister, Josephine Chisum of Memphis; a brother, Manon Mears of Memphis; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and a host of relatives.
Cremation services for Mrs. Cloman will be held Saturday, Sept. 1, 2001, at Christ Episcopal Church at 11 a.m. with Father Thomas Newman officiating. 

W.J. "Bill" Trail Sr.
Mr. W.J. "Bill" Trail, Sr., age 87, of Forrest City, died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2001, at his home.
Mr. Trail was born May 14, 1914 in Haynes and was the son of William H. Trail and Eula Bodkin Trail. He lived in St. Francis County all of his life and was a farmer, a veteran of World War II and was a Baptist.
He was preceded in death in 1984 by one son, Richard F. Trail.
Mr. Trail is survived by his wife, Evelyn Jones Trail; two sons, W.J. Trail, Jr. of Widener and Ray M. Trail of Knoxville, Tenn.; one brother, Vernon Trail of California; three sisters, Pauline Anderson and Lee Parnell, both of Tennessee and Myra Crowe of Alabama; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mr. Trail will be Friday, Aug. 31, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 1, 2001, at 2 p.m., at Stevens Funeral Home with burial following in Forrest Park Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home. 

Theodis Lock Turner
Mrs. Theodis Lock Turner, age 81, of Cotton Plant, died Sunday, Aug. 26, at Central Arkansas Hospital in Searcy.
Mrs. Turner was born Oct. 25, 1919 in Cotton Plant and was the daughter of Leander Doss Lock and O.L. Lock. She was a member of Taylor's Chapel Methodist Church.
Mrs. Turner was preceded in death by her parents and two siblings.
She is survived by two daughters, Johnnie Mae Wells of Cotton Plant and Jackie Cannon of South Bend, Ind.; three sons, William Green of San Diego, Calif., Leotha Turner of Long Beach, Calif. and Johnny Turner of Atoka, Tenn.; two sisters, Ocie Williams of Cotton Plant and Eddie Mae Eckwood of Michigan City, Ind.; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mrs. Turner will be held Sunday, Sept. 2, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m. at McNeal Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Monday, Sept. 3, 2001, at 11 a.m., at Taylor's Chapel Methodist Church in Cotton Plant with burial following in Ebenezer Cemetery under the direction of McNeal Funeral Home.


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