Miscellaneous St. Francis County, Arkansas Obituaries

CEMSEARCH - OBITUARY CENTRAL - OBITUARY LINKS PAGE - SURNAME SEARCH UTILITY - GENLOOKUPS


First Name:
Last Name:

Mr. L.D. "Red" Casey
Mr. L.D. "Red" Casey, age 72, of Parkin, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2001, at St. Bernard Hospital in Jonesboro.
Mr. Casey, formerly of Forrest City, was born June 29, 1929, in Alabama, was the son of J.C. Casey and Martha Jane Shaw Casey. He was a retired construction worker and a Baptist.
Mr. Casey is survived by three sons, Larry Dale Casey of Texas and Bobby Joe Casey and Steven Casey, both of Florida; a daughter, Judy Slater of Little Rock; one sister, Maeola McKay of Arley, Ala. and three brothers, C.L. Casey of West Memphis, R.E. Casey of Forrest City and C.V. "Doc" Casey of Colt.
There will be a graveside service for Mr. Casey, Friday, Nov. 2, 2001, at 1 p.m. at Forrest Park Cemetery with Rev. Vance Jumper officiating. Stevens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

William Edward "Edd" Harrison IV
Mr. William Edward "Edd" Harrison, IV, age 23, of Wynne, died on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2001.
Mr. Harrison was born Jan. 25, 1978, in Forrest City, and was the son of William Edward Harrison ,III and Ruth Ann Thomas of Wynne. He had made his home in Forrest City and Wynne all of his life.
Mr. Harrison is survived by his parents; his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Thomas of Forrest City; his maternal great-grandmother, Ada Thomas of Forrest City; and his paternal grandfather, Bill Harrison of Forrest City.
A memorial service will be held for Mr. Harrison on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001, at 10 a.m., at Stevens Funeral Home with Rev. Ray Dean Davis officiating the service under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
The family request memorials be sent to the Union Avenue Baptist Church in Wynne.

Mattie Mae Hill
Mrs. Mattie Mae Hill, age 81, of Forrest City, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001, at Crestpark Retirement Inn in Forrest City.
Mrs. Hill, born July 24, 1920, in Mississippi was the daughter of Ernest Perkins and Carrie Perkins. Mrs. Hill, a resident of Forrest City for most of her life, was retired from Reltoc. She was a member of First Baptist Church.
In 1934, Mrs. Hill married Charles Marshall "Jack" Hill and he preceded her in death in 1983. She was also preceded in death by a son, Jerry Hill in 1994. She is survived by six sons, William Hill, James Hill and David Hill, all of Forrest City, Charles Hill of Colorado, Jackie Hill of Tennessee and Jimmy Hill of Hot Springs; four daughters, Dorothy Smith of Illinois, Evelyn Eldridge of Forrest City, Margaret Richmond of Benton and Diane White of Batesville; a sister, Dorothy McKaskle of Malvern; 30 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Visitation services for Mrs. Hill will be Friday, Nov. 2, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Chapel of Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services for Mrs. Hill will be held Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Stevens Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Tucker officiating. Burial will follow in Forrest Park Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.

Taylor McDaniel Sr.
Mr. Taylor McDaniel Sr., age 85, of Palestine, died Friday, Oct. 26, 2001, at his home.
Mr. McDaniel, born Feb. 18, 1916, in Palestine, was the son of Ivory McDaniel and Ada Hardy McDaniel.
Mr. McDaniel is survived by his wife, Callie Mae Sanders McDaniel of Palestine; two daughters, Gerdia Adams of Palestine and Shirley Richardson of Forrest City; two sons, Taylor McDaniel Jr. of Moro and Ivory McDaniel of Forrest City; two brothers, Lester McDaniel of Palestine and James McDaniel of Forrest City; 25 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mr. McDaniel will be held Friday, Nov. 2, 2001, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Woodhouse Mortuary. Funeral services for Mr. McDaniel will be held Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001, at Elcannion M.B. Church with Rev. Albert McKinney officiating. Burial will follow in Elcannion Cemetery under the direction of Woodhouse Mortuary.

Ben T. Hamilton Sr.
Mr. Ben T. Hamilton Sr., age 83, of Forrest City, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2001, at his home.
Mr. Hamilton was born Nov. 25, 1917, in Colt, and was the son of Thurston Hamilton and Effie Peevey Hamilton. He lived in Forrest City most of his life and had been a parts manager for Eldridge Chevrolet and Olds for 25 years and was a regional corporate distributor for Gulf Oil. In 1970, Mr. Hamilton became owner of Hamilton Oil Company. Mr. Hamilton was also a veteran of World War II, a member of the American Legion, the VFW and the National Wildlife Association.
He is survived by his wife, Lillian Dooley Hamilton of Forrest City; a son, Ben T. Hamilton Jr. of Nashville, Tenn.; a daughter, LaNan Hamilton Goodwin of Memphis; two sisters, Mary Jo Hamilton of San Diego, Calif. and Jackie Hamilton Phillips of Del Mar, Calif.; and three grandchildren.
Mr. Hamilton was preceded in death by one son, Donald Edward Hamilton.
Graveside funeral services for Mr. Hamilton were held on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001, at 2 p.m., at Forrest Park Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.

Agnes I. McNair
Mrs. Agnes I. McNair, age 63, of Minot, N.D. died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001.
Mrs. McNair, born Aug. 6, 1938, in Monroe, was the daughter of Jack Sorrells and Emma Hicks Sorrels. She had lived in Minot, N.D. since 1993 and was a member of the Crossroads Baptist Church of Minot.
In 1960, Mrs. McNair married Lee R. McNair and he preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by an infant son Curtis McNair; her parents; her step-mother, Vivian Sorrells; one brother, Lonnie Anderson and a sister, Juanita Martin.
She is survived by two sons, Ernie McNair of Minot and Jack McNair of Tulsa, Okla.; a daughter, Melina McNair of Minot; three brothers, Jackie Sorrells of Marianna, Gayland Fisher of Waldron and Benny Fisher of Hackett; five sisters, Pauline Ward of Forrest City, Jean Barnes of Louisiana, Winsel Harper of Lexa, Bertha Flaharity of Aubry and Peggy Casteel of Marianna and four grandchildren.
A memorial service for Mrs. McNair will be held Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001, at 3 p.m. at North Hill Baptist Church in Minot, N.D.

Deana Hess Mann
Mrs. Deana Hess Mann, age 34, of Cordova, Tenn., died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001, at her home.
Mrs. Mann was born June 9, 1967, in Helena, and was the daughter of John Hess and Carolyn Holland Hess. She lived in Forrest City most of her life, was a housewife and a Baptist.
Mrs. Mann married James Mann in 1991, and he survives her along with one daughter, Lindsey Mann of the home; a step-son, Mike Mann of Horn Lake, Miss.; her parents, John and Carolyn Hess, both of Forrest City; two brothers, Ricky Hess of Forrest City and Tommy Hess of Caldwell.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Stevens Funeral Home. Graveside funeral services will be held for Mrs. Mann on Friday, Nov. 9, 2001, at 11 a.m., at Forrest Park Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
The family requests memorials be made to the Epileptic Foundation.

Irene Harvey Malone
Ms. Irene Harvey Malone, 93, of Monroe, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2001.
Funeral services for Ms. Malone will be held Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001, at 2 p.m., at Roller-Citizens Chapel in Marianna, with burial following in Marianna Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of Roller-Citizens Funeral Home of Marianna.

Rev. William Miles Wilder
Rev. William Miles Wilder, age 78, of Fort Smith, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001, in a Fort Smith nursing home.
Rev. Wilder was a retired Methodist minister who was a member of the North Arkansas Conference of the Methodist Church and was affiliated with the First United Methodist Church of Fort Smith. During his career, he served as pastor in many areas in Arkansas such as Forrest City and Wynne, was a published author and an active supporter of civil rights.
Rev. Wilder is survived by his wife, Imo Jean Walls Wilder of the home; three daughters, Rev. Mary Wilder Cartwright of Indianapolis, Ind., Jean Wilder-Ayers of Kingwood, Texas and Dr. Elizabeth Wilder of Marion, Penn.; a son, W. Michael Wilder of Burlington, NC; a sister, Lucille Wilder of Madison, Wis. and 14 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Pamela Jean Wilder.
Visitation for Rev. Wilder will be held Friday, Nov. 9, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Putman Funeral Home in Fort Smith. Funeral services will be Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001, at 10 a.m., at Roebuck Chapel of the First United Methodist Church in Fort Smith. Burial will follow in Forest Park Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Putman Funeral Home.
The family requests memorials be sent to either the First United Methodist Church, 200 North 15th St., Fort Smith, AR., 72901, or Mount Eagle Christian Center, 2801 Wills Circle, Conway, AR., 72032.

Buelah Fay Lindsey Lloyd
Mrs. Buelah Fay Lindsey "Granny" Lloyd, age 83, of Forrest City, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Forrest City.
Mrs. Lloyd, born June 3, 1918, in West Point, was the daughter of William "Bill" Lindsey and Sudie Lindsey. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.
In 1932, Mrs. Lloyd married Homer A. Lloyd and he preceded her in death in 1972. She was also preceded in death by a son Bill Lloyd; a daughter, Betty Webster and two grandsons.
She is survived by four sons, Walter Lloyd of North Little Rock, Bobby Lloyd of Dyersburg, Tenn., Homer Lloyd Jr. of Marked Tree and Dr. John Lloyd of Paris; three daughters, Patti Rodman of West Helena, Sue Lloyd Bishop of Forrest City and Etta Lloyd of Forrest City; 22 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. Lloyd were held Monday, Nov. 12, 2001, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Stevens Funeral Home with Dr. John Lloyd and Homer Lloyd Jr. officiating the service. Burial followed at Forrest Park Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.

Irene Harvey Malone
Mrs. Irene Harvey Malone, age 93, of Forrest City, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2001, at her home.
Mrs. Malone was born March 3, 1908, in Monroe and was the daughter of Anderson Bryant and Amy Carpenter. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Monore.
Mrs. Malone was preceded in death by a son, A.J. Harvey and two grandsons.
She is survived by a daughter, Ann Merrell of Forrest City; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. Malone were held Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001, at 2 p.m., at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel in Marianna with Rev. Steve Walter officiating. Burial followed in Marianna Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in Marianna.

Rose Mathis
Mrs. Rose Mathis, age 83, of Forrest City, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001, at her home.
Mrs. Mathis was born March 10, 1918, in Widener and was the daughter of William Lee Porter and Lillie Mae Roberts Porter. She was a Baptist and a housewife.
Mrs. Mathis was married to Jay Olan Mathis in 1946, and he preceded her in death in 1992. She is survived by a sister, Lillie Ross of Rich-Hill, Mo.; a brother, John Ed Porter of Forrest City; two half-brothers, Thomas Porter of Pine Bluff and Danny Coleman of Pleasant Hill, Mo.; three half-sisters, Marie Reese of Benton, Linda Faulkner of White Hall and Carolyn Frank of Houston, Texas.
Visitation will be held Monday, Nov. 12, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Stevens Funeral Home. Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Mathis will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001, at 10 a.m., at Forrest Park Cemetery with Rev. J.E. Hughes officiating the service, under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.

Ignacio "Nash" Cano Sr.
Mr. Ignacio "Nash" Cano Sr., age 42, of Palestine, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2001.
Mr. Cano was born Nov. 17, 1958, in Mercedes, Texas, and was the son of Jesse Cano and Elvira Lyndecker Cano Mata. He was a senior officer specialist with the Federal Correctional Institute - Forrest City and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a member of the National Rifle Association, a member of the League of the United Latin American Citizens and a member of the Old Fashion Baptist Church in Palestine.
Mr. Cano was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Cano in 1992.
He is survived by his wife, Ermelinda "Melinda" Cano of the home; three sons, Ignacio Cano Jr. of Hobbs, N.M., Issac Cano and Marcus Anthony Cano, both of Palestine; two daughters, Sonya Cano of Hobbs, N.M. and Sarai Da'vi Cano of Palestine; his father, Jesse Cano of San Angelo, Texas; his mother, Elvira Lyndecker Cano Mata of Big Springs, Texas; two brothers, Ben Cano of Perryton, Texas and Tony Cano of Big Springs, Texas; five sisters, Elvira Cano and Mary Lou Mendez, both of San Angelo, Texas, Jessica Perez and Erma Dawson both of Big Springs, Texas and Mary Ann Coronado of Hobbs, N.M.; and one grandchild.
Funeral services for Mr. Cano will be held Saturday, Nov. 17, 2001, at Meyer and Smith Funeral Home in Big Springs, Texas, with burial following in Mt. Olive Cemetery in Big Springs, Texas. Local arrangements are under the direction of Morgan Funeral Home.
The family requests memorials be sent to the National Rifle Association or the Forrest City Bank, designated as a college fund for the Cano children.

Arvie L. Lile
Mr. Arvie L. Lile, age 77, of Russiaville, Ind., died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind.
Mr. Lile was born Dec. 27, 1923, in Paris and was the son of Gardner Lile and Ida Lile. He was a retired electrician and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. Mr. Lile was also a member of the Masonic Lodge in Cheyenne, Wyo., and was of the Baptist faith and attended the First Church of the Nazarene in Kokomo, Ind.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia Lile of the home; a daughter, Dianna Wilburn of Kokomo, Ind.; two sisters, Marie Ray of Ft. Smith and Mazette Kafer of Henrietta, Okla.; a half-sister, Ann Stovell of Van Buren; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Visitation for Mr. Lile will be Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home Chapel in Kokomo, Ind. Funeral services for Mr. Lile will be held Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001, at 2 p.m., at Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Steve Pearce officiating the service. Burial will follow in Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery with military honors conducted by the VFW Post 1152, under the direction of Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Lung Association.

Myrline Bryant Wroten
Mrs. Myrline Bryant Wroten, age 76, of Forrest City, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001, at Baptist Hospital in Memphis.
Mrs. Wroten was born March 5, 1925, in Izard County and was the daughter of Charles Monroe Bryant and Effie Eela Bryan. She was affiliated with the Church of Christ and was a captain for the Civil Air Patrol Arkansas 113.
Mrs. Wroten is survived by her husband, Vester Wroten of the home; two sons, David Morgan of Garland, Texas and Kelley Wroten of West Memphis; two daughters, Mary D. Allen of Roswell, N.M. and Debbie Hempel of Bartlett, Tenn.; a sister, Daisey Massey of Desha; one grandchild and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. Wroten will be held Friday, Nov. 16, 2001, at 11 a.m., at Morgan Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Egner Cemetery in Salado under the direction of Morgan Funeral Home.

Esther Ruth Donaldson
Mrs. Esther Ruth Donaldson, age 64, of Forrest City, died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Donaldson, born Aug. 6, 1937, in Hot Springs, was the daughter of Fred Dennis and Mary Naven Dennis. Mrs. Donaldson was a retired registered nurse and a member of First Baptist Church in Palestine.
In 1958, Mrs. Donaldson married Danny Donaldson, and he survives her along with one son, Dennis Donaldson of Wynne; a daughter, Dana Totty of Bartlett, Tenn.; one brother, Fred Dennis of Hot Springs and seven grandchildren.
Visitation services for Mrs. Donaldson will be held tonight, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Chapel of Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 17, 2001, at 1 p.m. in the Chapel of Stevens Funeral Home with burial to follow in Forrest Park Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
The family requests memorials be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Gazola Halbert
Mr. Gazola Halbert, age 86, of Palestine, died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001, at his home.
Mr. Halbert, born Sept. 6, 1915, in Palestine, was the son of George Halbert and Ada Sulcer Halbert. He made his home in Palestine for all of his life. He worked with the Highway Department and was a member of the Palestine Church of Christ. Mr. Halbert was also a veteran of World War II.
In 1936 Mr. Halbert married Decima Parker and she survives him along with two sons, Wayne Halbert of Mountain View and Tom Halbert of Palestine; two daughters, Louise Jackson of Forrest City and Bettie Whittle of Palestine; a brother, Cecil Bennett Halbert of Mobile, Ala.; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mr. Halbert will be held tonight, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Chapel of Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2001, at 10 a.m. at the Palestine Church of Christ with Bro. Carlos Pitts officiating the service. Burial will follow in Bell Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
The family requests that memorials be sent to the Palestine Church of Christ.

William Clinton Hill
Mr. William Clinton Hill, age 46, of Palestine, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001, in Bossier Parrish, La.
Mr. Hill, born Feb. 28, 1955, in Lonoke, was the son of George Hill and Mary Hill Lester. He lived in Palestine most of his life and was a pilot for Frost Flying. He was a member of the Twin Assembly of God Church in Palestine.
In 1988, Mr. Hill married Judy G. Jumper and she survives him along with three daughters, Ashley Hill of Collierville, Tenn., Jamie Browning of Palestine and Melissa Cook of Heber Springs; a son Phillip Browning of Memphis; his father, George Hill of Des Arc; his mother, Mary Lester of Hickory Plain; a brother Jackie Hill of Cabot; two sister, Linda Crawford of Des Arc and Pat Kerley of Jacksonville and five grandchildren.
Visitation services for Mr. Hill will be held tonight at Twin Assembly Church of God in Palestine. Funeral services for Mr. Hill will be held Saturday, Nov. 17, 2001, at 2 p.m. at Twin Assembly of God Church with burial to follow in Bell Cemetery under the directions of Stevens Funeral Home.

Samuel McCrackin
Mr. Samuel McCrackin, age 75, of Indianapolis, Ind., died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001, at St. Vincent Hospice in Indianapolis, Ind.
Mr. McCrackin was a self employed sub-contractor and was a member of the Eastern Star Church.
He is survived by his wife, Celestine McCrackin of the home; three daughters, Norma Delores Hightower, Vernette Celestine Lewis and Yvette Ursery; a son, Darrell McCrackin; three sisters, Cora Freeman, Rebecca Lewis and Bertha McCrackin; three brothers, Clay McCrackin, Homer McCrackin and Vernon James McCrackin; 17 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mr. McCrackin will be held Monday, Nov. 19, 2001, at 10:45 a.m., at the Eastern Star Church in Indianapolis. Funeral services will follow, Monday, Nov. 19, 2001, at 11 a.m., at the Eastern Star Church with burial in Washington Park North Cemetery in Indianapolis, Ind. under the direction of Marvin Funeral Service.

David Tobar Sr.
Mr. David Tobar Sr., age 65, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2001, at Baptist Hospital East in Memphis.
Mr. Tobar, born May 22, 1936, in Rondo, was the son of Williams Tobar and Cora Wright Tobar. He was a retiree of Union Planters Bank after 36 years of service.
Mr. Tobar is survived by two daughters, Dannette Tobar of Little Rock and Gloria Stocker of Jacksonville; two sons, David Tobar Jr. and Daniel Tobar, both of Forrest City; six sisters, Lucielle Haggins, Luella Tobar, Lenora Tobar, Ethel Mae Young, and Eloise Stokes, all of Forrest City and Lenora Taylor of Memphis; eight brothers, Willie Tobar of West Helena, Lawrence Tobar, Aaron Tobar, Jerry Tobar, Sammy Tobar, Walter Tobar and Charlie Tobar, all of Forrest City and Stive Pettus of Los Angeles, Calif. and five grandchildren.
Visitation for Mr. Tobar will be held Monday, Nov. 19, 2001, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Woodhouse Mortuary. Funeral services for Mr. Tobar will be held Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2001, at 1 p.m. at Holly Tabernacle Church with Johnny Bean officiating. Burial will follow in Casteel Cemetery under the direction of Woodhouse Mortuary.

Robert Lewis Cothran
Mr. Robert Lewis Cothran, age 85, of Forrest City, died Friday, Nov. 16, at the Cedar Lodge Retirement Home in Marvell.
Mr. Cothran was born Oct. 23, 1916, and was the son of Richard Newton Cothran and Nova Herrald Cothran. He was self employed in the dry cleaning business for over 50 years and was a member of Ragland Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Cothran is survived by his wife, Christine Cothran of the home; a son, John Cothran of Forrest City; two daughters, Diamond Louise Schluntz of Indiana and Betty Pauline Wolfe of Batesville; a brother, Harold Cothran of Forrest City; one sister, Frankie Wooten of Marvell; 15 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mr. Cothran were held today, Monday, Nov. 19, 2001, at 2 p.m., at Morgan Funeral Home with Bro. Robert White officiating the service. Burial followed at Forrest Park Cemetery under the direction of Morgan Funeral Home.

Margaret Dean Fogg
Mrs. Margaret Dean Fogg, age 85, of Widener, died Monday, Nov. 19, 2001.
Mrs. Fogg was born on April 23, 1916, in Arkadelphia, and was the daughter of S.J. Dean and Claudia Turrentine. She lived in Widener all of her life and was active in the operations of the family farm. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and a member of Junior Auxiliary.
Mrs. Fogg married C.C. Fogg in 1935, and he preceded her in death in 1975. She is survived by one son, John Sid Fogg of Heth; two daughters, Shannon Busby of Marion and Chris White of Little Rock; a sister, Dorothy Dean Palmer of Widener; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. Fogg will be held Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2001, at 10 a.m., at Stevens Funeral Home with Rev. Rex Darling officiating the service. Burial will follow in Forrest Park Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
The family requests memorials be sent to Baptist Home Health Care and Hospice, P.O. Box 90, Forrest City, AR., 72335.

Otis A. Stidham
Mr. Otis A. Stidham, age 63, of Forrest City, died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2001, at his home.
Mr. Stidham was a truck driver and of the Pentecostal faith.
Mr. Stidham is survived by his wife, Bobby Taylor Stidham of the home; one daughter, Joyce Wright of Tallahassee, Fla.; four sons, Stanley Stidham and Otis Arthur Stidham Jr., both of Memphis, Steve Stidham of Corpus Christi, Texas and Earl Stidham of Chicago, Ill.; a step-daughter, Lisa Gwathney of Harrisburg; one step-son, Jessie Jones of Jackson, Tenn.; his mother, Allie Irene Stidham of Forrest City; five sisters, Lynnie Kimble and Sylvia Cleaver, both of Forrest City, Betty Barkley of Palestine, Ann Vicks of Heber Springs and Stella Blundell of West Memphis; three brothers, Travis Stidham of Wynne and Troy Stidham and Edward Stidham, both of Forrest City; 18 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mr. Stidham will be held Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2001, at 1 p.m., at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis with burial following at Forrest Park Cemetery in Forrest City, under the direction of Roller-Citizens Funeral Home of West Memphis.

Marlen James Williams
Mr. Marlen James Williams, age 78, of Marianna, died Friday, Nov. 16, 2001, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis.
Mr. Williams was born Nov. 24, 1922, in Redfield, and was the son of Archie Chester Williams and Bessie Clark Williams. He was an educator, having been a coach, a teacher and a principal. Mr Williams had also been a veteran of World War II, a member of the American Legion, AEA, NEA, Methodist Men. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Marianna.
Mr. Williams was married to Eloise Payne Williams in 1953, and she survives him, along with one son, Jack Williams of Tucson, Ariz.; two daughters, Karon Clark Fryer and Tambrey Shannahan, both of Marianna; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held for Mr. Williams today, Monday, Nov. 19, 2001, at 2 p.m., at the First United Methodist Church in Marianna, with Rev. Bennie officiating the service, under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
The family requests memorials be sent in lieu of flowers to the Methodist Youth Fund.

Albert "Al" Haag
Mr. Albert "Al" Haag, age 78, of Parkin, died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2001, in the VA Medical Center in Memphis.
Mr. Haag, born June 12, 1923, in Louisville, Ky., was the son of Albert Christian Haag and Lula Burton Haag. Mr. Haag had worked as a supervisor with Warwick Industries in several locations, including Forrest City, and also served as a supervisor with Sanyo. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Parkin and was a Navy veteran of World War II.
Mr. Haag is survived by his wife, Geordia Lessenberry Haag of Parkin; two sons, Michael Willbanks of Conway and Alan D. Haag of Elizabeth, Ind.; three daughters, Cindy Donathan of Russellville, Cathy Hendrickson of Conway and Berta McMahon of Forrest City; a sister, Rose Gates of Louisville; 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mr. Haag will be held Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2001, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Kernodle Funeral Home in Wynne. Funeral services for Mr. Haag will be held Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2001, at 2 p.m., in the Chapel of Kernodle Funeral Home in Wynne with Rev. Ron Feezer officiating. Burial will follow in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion under the direction of Kernodle Funeral Home.
The family requests that memorials be sent to the American Cancer Society.

Robert Gregory
Mr. Robert Gregory, age 95, of Forrest City, died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001, at Crestpark Skilled Nursing Home.
Mr. Gregory was a custodian and a member of Beth Salem Missionary Baptist Church.
He is survived by four daughters, Lessie Reed Hailey, Letha Moore and Linda Ashford John, all of Memphis and Lureline Hardin James of Chicago, Ill.; one son, Timothy Michael Gregory of Forrest City; and 18 grandchildren.
Visitation for Mr. Gregory will be held Friday, Nov. 23, 2001, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Kennedy Funeral Home. Funeral services for Mr. Gregory will be held Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001, at 1 p.m., at Beth Salem Missionary Baptist Church, with Rev. Vernon Faulkner officiating the service. Burial will follow in Casteel Cemetery under the direction of Kennedy Funeral Home.

Otha B. Cheers
Mr. Otha B. Cheers, age 20, of Heth, died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2001, at Methodist Hospital-Central in Memphis.
Mr. Cheers, formerly of Earle, was born Oct. 30, 1981, in Wynne. He was the son of Otha Stevenson of Illinois who survives him along with a brother, Paul Wesley of Earle and a sister, Kimberly Stevenson, also of Earle.
Visitation services for Mr. Cheers will be held Friday, Nov. 23, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Mt. Beulah M.B. Church. Funeral services for Mr. Cheers will be held Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001, at 2 p.m. at Whole Truth Gospel Church of Faith in Earle with burial following in St. Luke Cemetery in Earle under the direction of Clay Funeral Home.

Edna Mae Thompson
Ms. Edna Mae Thompson, age 36, of Forrest City, died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2001.
Ms. Thompson, born May 5, 1965, in Madison, is the daughter of Janie Mae Smith and Wiley Smith.
Ms. Thompson is survived by her mother, Janie Mae Smith, of Forrest City; a son, Randy Noble of Forrest City; two daughters, Charlotte Noble and Sherika Alexander, both of Forrest City; one brother, James L. Smith of Lansing, Mich.; two sisters, Edith White of Forrest City and Rachel Long of Madison and host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Wiley Smith in 1970 and a sister, Lear Baker, in 2001.
Funeral services for Ms. Thompson will be held Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001, at 2 p.m. at St. Mary's Redeeming Church in Madison. Burial will follow in Madison Cemetery under the direction of Marianna Funeral Home.

Danny Guy Emerson
Mr. Danny Guy "Doodle" Emerson, age 43, of Forrest City, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City.
Mr. Emerson, born Dec. 1, 1957, in Forrest City, is the son of Billy Guy and Jean Chism Emerson. He was a Forrest City resident all of his life, where he was a graduate of Forrest City High School. He received a B.S.E. from the University of Central Arkansas and worked in construction for the family business, Emerson Construction Company. He was also a Baptist.
Mr. Emerson is survive by his parents; his paternal grandmother, Opal Wallace Emerson of Forrest City; two brothers, Barry A. Emerson of Wynne and Joey "Cricket" Emerson of Forrest City.
Visitation for Mr. Emerson will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, 2001 in the Chapel of Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held graveside, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001, at 2 p.m. at Forrest Park Cemetery with Rev. Dan Minton officiating the service. Stevens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Franklin DeJuan Williams
Franklin DeJuan Williams of Hampton, Va., died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001, at his home. He was 40.
Mr. Williams was born Sept. 11, 1961, in Trumann, the son of Franklin Williams and Betty Richardson Williams. Formerly of Forrest City, he was a construction worker and a Baptist.
He is survived by his wife, Jennifer Lea Bokker Williams; a daughter, Misty Marie Williams of the home; his parents, Franklin Williams and Betty Williams of Forrest City, three brothers, Mark Williams and Greg Williams, both of Forrest City and Doug Williams of Haynes; and his grandfather, Raymond Williams of Trumann.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001, with Rev. Gary Chapman officiating. Burial will be in Nettleton Cemetery in Jonesboro under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.

J.T. Jarrett
Mr. J.T. Jarrett, age 72, of Palestine, died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001, at Methodist Hospital in Memphis.
Mr. Jarrett, born May 17, 1929, in Mississippi was the son of Will S. Jarrett and Mabel Tharp Jarrett. He made his home in Palestine for all of his life and was a retired farmer.
In 1948 Mr. Jarrett married Monette Green and she survives him along with three sons, Jerry Jarrett and Donnie Jarrett, both of Palestine and Ronnie Jarrett of Caldwell; three daughters, Patricia Jumper of Palestine, Brenda Blankenship of Mt. Vernon, Texas and Cheryle Laws of Forrest City; two brothers Paul Jarrett of Galt, Miss. and Dennis Jarrett of Shaw, Miss.; two sisters, Olivia Killebrew of Gulfport, Miss. and Louise Gentry of Hot Springs; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation services for Mr. Jarrett will be held Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services for Mr. Jarrett will be held Friday, Nov. 30, 2001, at 2 p.m. at the Twin Assembly Church of God in Palestine with Bro. Ed Dickerson and Bro. A.T. Blankenship officiating the service. Burial will follow in Bell Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.

Angela Kathleen "Angie" Jones
Ms. Angela Kathleen "Angie" Jones, age 35, of Tulsa, Okla., died Monday, Nov. 26, 2001, at her home.
Ms. Jones was born Dec. 21, 1965, in Forrest City, and was the daughter of James E. Jones and Joyce E. Borden Jones. She was formerly of Palestine before moving to Hardy and had lived in Tulsa, Okla. the past six years. Ms. Jones was an employee of Wal-Mart and a Baptist.
She was preceded in death by her father, James E. Jones; one brother, James E. Jones Jr.; her maternal grandfather, Dave Borden and her paternal grandparents, Ben Jones and Dora Jones.
Ms. Jones is survived by her mother, Joyce E. Jones of Hardy; four sisters, Laveta Ross, Gloria Christian and Laurie Hoots, all of Palestine and Tina Ungerank of Pocahantas and her maternal grandmother, Meckie Borden of Palestine.
Visitation for Ms. Jones will be held Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services for Ms. Jones will be held Friday, Nov. 30, 2001, at 2:30 p.m., at Stevens Funeral Home with burial following in Salem Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.

Horace Donald Lindsey
Mr. Horace Donald Lindsey, age 78, of Forrest City, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001, in Memphis.
Mr. Lindsey was born July 7, 1923, in Quitman, and was the son of William Simpson Lindsey and Edna Earl VunCannan Lindsey. He had made his home in Forrest City most of his life where he was retired from Eaton Corporation and was a member of the St. Francis Catholic Church.
Mr. Lindsey is survived by his wife, Ernestine P. Hess Lindsey; three daughters, Diane Lindsey of Forrest City, Doris Lindsey of Conway and Debra Frizzell of Austin, Texas; two sons, Donald W. Lindsey of Broken Arrow, Okla. and David J. Lindsey of Inola, Okla. and six grandchildren.
Visitation for Mr. Lindsey will be held Friday, Nov. 30, 2001, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Stevens Funeral Home followed by a Rosary at 7 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001, at 10 a.m., at St. Francis Catholic Church, with burial to follow at Hughes Cemetery, under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
The family requests memorials be made to the St. Francis Catholic Church.

Clentis R. Oxner
Mr. Clentis R. Oxner, age 87, of Marianna, died, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001, at his home.
Mr. Oxner, born Feb. 15, 1914, in Oak Forrest, was the son of Lazarus Enoch Oxner and Cora Ann Johnson. He was a retired employee of D&L Manufacturing in Marianna and a Methodist by faith.
Mr. Oxner was preceded in death by his wife, Carrie Oxner. He is survived by three daughters, Carolyn Skinner of Bradford, Eugenia Boals of Rondo and Patsy Richart of Forrest City; a son, Harvey Oxner of Hot Springs; two sisters, Dorothy Pickens of Marianna and Kathryn Bosnick of Moro; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mr. Oxner will be held Friday, Nov. 30, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in Marianna. There will be a graveside funeral service for Mr. Oxner, Saturday, Dec.1, 2001, at 2 p.m. at Marianna Memorial Park with Rev. Eddie Addison officiating. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home of Marianna is in charge of arrangements.


CEMSEARCH - OBITUARY CENTRAL - OBITUARY LINKS PAGE - SURNAME SEARCH UTILITY