Miscellaneous St. Francis County, Arkansas Obituaries

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Mary M. McCown
Mary M. McCown, age 90, of Clearwater, Fla., died Friday, Oct. 29, 1999, in the Life Care Center of Ocala, Florida.
Mrs. McCown was born in Huntington, Tenn., before moving to Hughes. She had been a resident of Clearwater, Fla., since 1955. She was a member of the Hercules Church of Christ of Clearwater and was awarded the Oldest Worker Award in Pinellas County in 1998.
Mrs. McCown is survived by a daughter, Frances Self of Ocala, Fla.; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Hiers Belleview Funeral Home of Belleview, Fla., was in charge of arrangements.

Sandra Kay Mitts Severe
Sandra Kay Mitts Severe, age 44, of Brinkley, died Saturday, Oct. 30, 1999, in Charlotte, Ark.
She was an active member of the Wheatley Baptist Church, a member of the Brinkley Gideon Auxiliary, the Brinkley PTA, the Band Boosters Club and the WMU.
She is survived by her parents Charles and Goldie Mitts of Sulpher Rock; her husband Don Severe; one daughter, Cassandra; four sisters, Reva Langley and Vickie Rollins of Jonesboro, Sherrie Cooper of Hardy and Linda Crigler of Sulpher Rock.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, Nov. 2, 1999, at 10 a.m. at Wheatley Baptist Church with Rev. Bob McGraw, Rev. Cain Wheeler and Rev. Joe Johnson officiating. Graveside services will be held the same day at 3 p.m. at the Shamrock Lane Community Cemetery in Charlotte. Family visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at Bob Neal & Sons Funeral Home in Brinkley.

Beatrice Hamilton Hymes
Beatrice Hamilton Hymes, age 79, of Forrest City, died Saturday, Oct. 30, 1999, at her home.
She was born June 18, 1920, in Forrest City, to Jab and Martha Jarmon, and was a homemaker.
She is survived by a three daughters, Maxie Ramey, Lillie Dawson, and Icyfene Golden, all of Forrest City; four sons, Lank Hamilton of Evanston, Ill., Jewery Hamilton and Lee Hamilton Jr., both of Forrest City, Ira Hamilton of Chicago, Ill.; 30 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren.
Visitation will be from until 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 5, 1999, at Clay Funeral Home. Services will be held at Lane Chapel CME Church on Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, at noon with Rev. Ira Hamilton officiating. Burial is to follow at Casteel Cemetery with Clay Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Inez Harbin Kelly
Mrs. Inez Harbin Kelly, age 67, of Forrest City, died Wednesday November 3, 1999, in a North Little Rock Hospital.
Mrs. Kelly was born January 27, 1932, to Ben and Inez Harbin and lived most of her life in St. Francis County. She was a member of the Landmark Baptist Church and a housewife.
Mrs. Kelly is survived by her husband Curtis Kelly; two step-sons, Curtis Williams Kelly, Jr. and Bruce Allen Kelly, both of Texas; six brothers, Ronnie Harbin of Forrest City, Donald Harbin and Will Harbin, both of Texas, Francis Harbin and Tommy Harbin, both of North Little Rock, and Paul Harbin of Franklin; a sister, Mary Moody of Forrest City; and three step-grandsons.
Visitation will be Friday, Nov. 5, from 6-8 p.m. at Morgan Chapel. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 6, at 10:00 a.m. at Morgan Chapel with Brother Gary Malone officiating. The burial will follow at Forrest park Cemetery under the direction of Morgan Funeral Home.

Mrs. Mildred Louise Dunn
Mrs. Mildred Louise Dunn, age 72, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, at her daughter's Southhaven Miss. home.
Mrs. Dunn was born July 8, 1927 in Forrest City to E. Flanders Thompson and Ethel Mae Gill Thompson. She was a member of the Widener Baptist Church and a housewife.
Mrs. Dunn is survived by two brothers, M. Wilbern Thompson and Elmer Thompson, both of Forrest City; her sister, Hazel Martin of Widener; two sons, Roger Dunn of Forrest City and Ronnie Dunn of Marion; two daughters, Lou Bateman and Ann James, both of Southhaven, Miss.; 13 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held this evening from 6-8 p.m. at Morgan Chapel. Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9 at Morgan Chapel with Brother Bud Davis officiating. The burial will follow at Mt. Vernon Cemetery under the direction of Morgan Funeral Home.

Wendy Richardson Harris
Mrs. Wendy Richardson Harris, age 43, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City, after a long illness.
Mrs. Harris was born Dec. 9, 1955, to Eugene Richardson and Marylene Camp Richardson. She was a member of Moro Full Gospel Church of God and a housewife.
She is survived by her mother Marylene Camp Richardson of Moro; a brother, Christopher Richardson of Moro; two sister, Wanda Watkins of Gill and Kimberly Parson of Palestine and two sons, Joshua Honeycutt and Billy "B.J." Harris, both of Moro.
Funeral services are scheduled at 2, Thursday, Nov. 11, at the Full Gospel Church of God in Moro with Brother Bobby Watkins officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Moro under the direction of Morgan Funeral Home.

Tommie Dortch
Mr. Tommie Dortch, aged 77, of Palestine, died Thursday, Nov. 9, 1999, at Methodist Hospital in Memphis.
He was born May 5, 1922, in Cotton Plant and was a builder.
Mr. Dortch is survived by four sons, Tommie Dortch Jr. and Virgil Dortch of Evanston, Ill., Eugene Dortch of Palestine and Stevie Nickleberry of Madison; six daughters, Doris Bryant of Los Angeles, Calif., Bertha Lee Dortch of Inglewood, Calif., Queen Elizabeth Burks and Margaret Burton of Chicago, Willa Austin of Little Rock and Barbara Majeed of Fayetteville, Ga.; three brothers, Clifton Dortch, Charles Dortch and Avant Dortch, all of Chicago, Ill.; four sisters, Fannie Bell Hampton and Ruby Coburn of Chicago, and Margaret Radcliff and Rosette Reese of Cleveland, Ohio; 17 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 3-5 p.m. today (Friday, Nov. 12) at Clay Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 13, at 2 p.m. at Lane Chapel CME Church with the Rev. Wiliford Banks officiating. Burial will follow in Locust Grove Cemetery under the direction of Clay Funeral Home.

Lillie Mae Gwathney Hurt
Mrs. Lillie Mae Gwathney Hurt, aged 91, of Palestine, died at Crestpark Retirement Inn of Forrest City on Thursday, Nov. 11, 1999. She had been in poor health the past month.
She was born Feb. 4, 1908, in St. Francis County, the daughter of Will Gwathney and Dove Reeves Gwathney. She had made her home in Palestine all her life. She was a housewife and a member of the Twin Assembly of God Church in Palestine.
In 1924 she married Hubert Hurt, who preceded her in death in 1988. She is survived by a daughter, Rita Jayroe of Palestine; two sons, Dr. C.H. Hurt of Henderson, Texas, and Ray Hurt of Palestine; a sister, Geraldine Myers of Memphis; 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Karola Mae Hurt and Theresa Luker.
Visitation will be held Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home.
Funeral services for Mrs. Hurt will be held at Stevens Funeral Home in Forrest City on Saturday,Nov. 13 at 2 p.m., with Bro. C.C. Hodges and Bro. Lee Whitley officiating. Burial will follow at Bell Cemetery. Family requests that memorials be made to Bell Cemetery.

Gracie Lee Saxton
Funeral services for Gracie Lee Saxton, aged 60, will be held Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999, at 2 p.m. at the New Light M.B. Church, 140 Day St. in Forrest City.
Marianna Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

John Ursery
Mr. John Ursery, aged 73, of Forrest City, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Central in Memphis.
He was born Sept. 4, 1926, in Widener and was a retired farmer.
Mr. Ursery is survived by his wife, Juanita Ursery of Forrest City; his mother, Mattie Mae Ursery of St. Louis, Mo.; two sons, Otis Ursery of South Bend, Ind., and Terry King of Milwaukee, Wis.; seven daughters, Jeanie Fluelen of South Bend, Ruby Jean Ursery of Forrest City, Earnestine McNeeley of Dallas, Texas, Earline Joshua of Hughes, and Floria Jean Curne, Doris Jean Ursery and Anita Ursery of Forrest City; 11 brothers, T.J. Ursery and James Ursery Jr. of Forrest City, Jimmie Lee Ursery of California, A.D. Ursery of Detroit, Mich., Theodis Ursery of St. Louis, Mo., J.C. Ursery of South Bend, Robert Ursery of St. Louis, Leon Ursery of Miami, Fla., Willie Ursery and Sylvester Ursery of St. Louis and Charman Ursery of California; two sisters, Margie Lee Love and Myrtle Ursery of St. Louis; 26 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held at Clay Funeral Home today (Friday, Nov. 12) from 3-5 p.m. Funeral services will be at Salem Baptist Church on Saturday, Nov. 13 at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Marland Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Casteel Cemetery, under the direction of Clay Funeral Home.

Connor J. Grady, Jr.
Connor J. Grady, Jr. died, Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999.
Mr. Grady was born Dec. 13, 1938 to Connor and Mildred Grady. He was a graduate of Hampton Institute and worked as a building contractor and brick masonry teacher. He was employed as the Lee County Building Inspector and Code Enforcement Officer at the time of his death.
Mr. Grady was a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and a life long member of St. Luke AME Church.
Mr. Grady is survived by his wife Wanda Grady; a daughter, Donna Creer of Little Rock; a son, Connor Grady of Austin, Texas; a sister, Bethena of Cheverly, Md., and a grandson.
Visitation was Sunday, from 4-6 p.m. at Kennedy Funeral Home. The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. today at St. Luke AME Church with Pastor Carroll Anderson officiating.

Ruby Lee Fleming
Ruby Lee Fleming, age 76, of Forrest City, died Friday, Nov. 12, 1999, at St. Vincent Hospital in Memphis.
She was born Sept. 16, 1923, to Mark and Charity Smith in Palestine and she was a retired school teacher.
She is survived by four sons, Lawrence Fleming of Palestine, Walker Fleming III of Oklahoma City, Okla., Charles Fleming of Cordova, Tenn., and Everett Fleming of Denver, Colo.; four daughters, Helen Johnson of Leander, Texas, Charity Smith, of Sherwood, Ruby Bridgeforth of Cordova, Carolyn Hughley of Columbus, Ga.; and a sister, Artelure Gamble of Forrest City.
Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1999, at Clay Funeral Home. Services will be held at Salem Baptist Church on Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999, at 1 p.m. with burial to follow in Mark and Charity Smith Cemetery in Palestine with Rev. Robert Cowan officiating. Clay Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Davie Cal Ware
Davie Cal Ware of Hughes, age 17, died Wednesday, Nov. 10,1999, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City.
Davie is survived by his parents, William and Johnetta Dobbins of Hughes and David Smith of Kentucky; three sisters, LaTonya Williams of Pine Bluff, and Glenda Dobbins and LaToya Dobbins of Hughes; a brother, D.C. Smith of Mississippi; his grandparents, James and Johnnie Mae Ware of Hughes, Mrs. Willie B. Sims of Hughes, Ethel Dobbins of Hughes; a great-grandmother, Otelia Porter of Hughes; a great-grandfather, Cal Smith of Hughes.
Visitation will be Saturday, Nov. 20 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Hughes High School Gym in Hughes. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at the gym with burial to follow in Paradise Garden under the direction of Anthony Funeral Home.

John A. Gauw
John A. Gauw, age 84, of Belmont, Mich., died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1999.
Mr. Gauw had attended Alton Bible Church in Lowell, Mich.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Gauw in 1996.
Mr. Gauw is survived by three sons, Rev. Daniel Gauw of Forrest City, James Gauw and John Gauw both of Lowell, Mich.; one brother, Richard Gauw of Florida; one sister, Jeanette Van Ostrom of Jenison, Mich., and eight grandchildren.
Services were held today, Nov. 19, 1999, at the Reyers North Valley Chapel. Burial was held in Alton Cemetery in Lowell, Mich., under direction of Reyers North Valley Chapel.
Memorials may be made to Raybrook Manor, 2121 Raybrook S.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

Elizabeth Louise "Betty" Carder
Ms. Elizabeth Louise "Betty" Carder, age 62, of Forrest City, died Sunday, Nov. 21, 1999, at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis.
Ms. Carder was born Dec. 27, 1936, in Earle. She was the daughter of Guy B. Carder and Mary Elizabeth Johnson Carder. Ms. Carder was a former employee of Pepsi-Cola Company and Baptist Memorial Hospital. She was a Methodist, a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and an Army Veteran.
Ms. Carder is survived by her father, Guy Carder of Kansas City, Mo.: a brother, B. Guy Carder of Kansas City, Mo., and a sister, Mary Carolyn Carder of Roeland Park, Kan.
Visitation will be tonight from 6 to 7 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Nov. 23, at 10 a.m. at the Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Forrest City under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart and Lung Associations or to the St. Francis County Humane Society.

Gladys Thomas Waters
Gladys Thomas Waters, age 94, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999, in Sidney, Ark.
She was born Feb. 7, 1905, in Haynes, to Phillip and Altha Matthews Long, and was a member of the Marvell Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband John Parsons Thomas in 1947.
She is survived by a son, Custer Thomas of Marianna; a granddaughter and two great grandchildren.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20, 1999, graveside at Marianna Memorial Park with Rev. Steve Walters officiating. Morgan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Sammy N. Griffin
Sammy N. Griffin, 41, of Forrest City died Friday Nov. 19, 1999, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis.
Mr. Griffin was born June 20, 1958, in Hughes and was the son of LeRoy Griffin and Paralee Crawford Griffin.
He is survived by his wife, Fannie Fryar Griffin of Forrest City; his mother, Paralee Crawford Griffin of Forrest City; eight stepsons, Micheal Fryar, Eddie Fryar, Dennis Fryar and Melvin Fryar, all of Forrest City, Tony Fryar, Anthony Fryar, Gerald Fryar and Don Fryar all of Tulsa, Okla.; three sisters, Betty Green and Nancy Williams, both of Forrest City, Margaret Griffin of Hughes; a brother, LeRoy Griffin Jr. of West Memphis and seven grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Thursday, Nov. 25, at Woodhouse Mortuary from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Funeral services will be held Friday, Nov. 26, at 12 noon at New Light M.B. church with Rev. Jessie McClure officiating. Burial will follow at Casteel Cemetery under the direction of Woodhouse Mortuary.

Dale W. Horton
Dale W. Horton, age 70, of Newcastle died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 1999, at his home.
Mr. Horton was born Nov. 15, 1929, in Newcastle to Earl Eugene Horton and Dora Armstrong Horton. He was a member of Forrest Chapel Methodist Church, a retired farmer and businessman and a member of Crowley's Ridge Shooting Resort.
He is survived by his wife, Ann McLeod Horton of Newcastle; a daughter, Kim Hoffman of Little Rock; a son, Steve Horton of Forrest City and three grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held Friday, Nov. 26, at 10 a.m. at Loughridge Cemetery in Newcastle with Rev. Lisa Anderson officiating. Funeral serivces are under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Loughridge Cemetery or a charity of the donor's choice.

Imogene S. Couchman
Imogene S. Couchman, 91, of Kansas City died Monday, Nov. 22, 1999, at the Kingswood Health Center in Kansas City, Mo.
Mrs. Couchman was born Oct. 8, 1908, in Pikes City, Ark., and was the daughter of Ed and Blanch Slaughter. Mrs. Couchman was a school teacher and a member of First United Methodist Church where she served in the choir and was the wife of Rev. Herchalle J. Couchman.
She is survived by two sons, Henry Couchman of Kansas City, Mo. and Dwayne Couchman of Forrest City, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Saturday, Nov. 27, at 10 a.m. at Thompson Wilson Funeral Home in McCrory, followed by a graveside service at 11 a.m. at Odd Fellow Cemetery also in McCrory.

Ernestine Henry
Ernestine Henry, 48, of Forrest City died Saturday, Nov. 20, 1999, in her home.
Mrs. Henry was born Nov. 26, 1950, in Forrest City.
She is survived by her mother, Mildred McGaughy of Forrest City; two daughters, Sherea Henry and Marya Henry, both of Forrest City; seven brothers, Willie Cole of Detroit, Mich., Horace McGaughy Jr. of Ann Harbor, Mich., Roosevelt McGaughy and John McGaughy, both of Ypsilanti, Mich, Eugene McGaughy of Forrest City, Wallace McGaughy of Jonesboro, Calvin McGaughy of Lonoke; three sisters, Barbara McGaughy and Mable Futrell, both of Little Rock, Shirley McGaughy of Forrest City; and five grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Friday, Nov. 26, at Clay Funeral Home from 1 to 5 p.m. Services will be held Saturday, Nov. 27, at 2 p.m. at Rising Sun M B Church with Rev. B.T. Cooper officiating. Burial will be at Casteel Cemetery under the direction of Clay Funeral Home.

Rev. William Clyde Hankins Sr.
Rev. William Clyde Hankins Sr., 93, of Marshall Texas, died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 1999, at the Colonial Park Nursing Home in Marshall. He was born July 21, 1906, in Pine Bluff, the son of William Henry Hankins and Joana Isabelle Glover Hankins.
He was a retired missionary and minister. He was pastor of churches in Texas in the 1930s, went to Brazil in 1940 and served until his retirement in 1965. After retirement he pastored churches in Kentucky, Arkansas and Texas, one of them being First Baptist Church of Forrest City. At the time of his death he was a member of the Central Baptist Church of Marshall.
Rev. Hankins is survived by two sons, William Clyde (Bill) Hankins of Marshall and Jerry Otis Hanks of Indianapolis, Ind.; two daughters, Nona Goodman of Marshall and Nina Eunice Hankins of Campo Grande M.S., Brazil, S.A.; and 15 grandchildren.
Visitation was held Thursday, Nov. 25. Additional services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 29, in the Zion Baptist Church in Henderson, Ky., under the direction of the Benton-Glunt Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Hankins Fund at First Baptist Church, Forrest City.

Lena Verneal Jacobs Baker
Lena Verneal Jacobs Baker, 83, of McCrory died Thursday, Nov. 25, 1999, at her home.
Mrs. Baker was a charter member of Faith Baptist Church in McCrory, a homemaker and a lifelong resident of McCrory.
She is survived by three sons, Joe Baker and Edgar Lee Baker Jr. both of McCrory and Lloyd Baker of Pine Bluff; one daughter, Verneal King of Hot Springs; two brothers, Alfread Jacobs of Springdale and David Jacobs of Wynne; five sisters, Margaret Reynolds of Vanndale, Maxine Newland of Rancho Santa Marita, Calif., Lavern Robbins of Forrest City, Joyce Kay of Wynne and Alice Gaston of McCrory; 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Friday, Nov. 26, at Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home Chapel. Services were Saturday, Nov. 27, at Faith Baptist Church in McCrory with Brother Mike Johnson of Franklin, Indiana officiating. Burial followed at Woodman Cemetery with Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangement. Memorials may be made to Faith Baptist Church.

Mrs. Jodie B. "Allie" Cook Sr.
Jodie B. "Allie" Cook Sr., age 91, of Forrest City, died Sunday, Nov. 28, 1999, at Crestpark Skilled Nursing Home.
She was born June 15, 1908, in Sparkman to Herman and Minnie Shambley. She lived in St. Francis County most of her life and was a housewife. She was a member of the Madison Methodist Church and later attended Valley View Christian Center.
She married J.B. Cook Sr., in 1932, and he preceded her in death in 1990. She is survived by a son, J. B. Cook Jr. of Forrest City; four daughters, Adreene Kelly, Dorothy Herbert, Jennie Mae Hartman, and Milrean Horton, all of Forrest City; and several other relatives.
Four sons, Grady Cook, Vernon Cook, Glen Shaddock and Maxie Jo Cook all preceded her in death.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 29, 1999, at Stevens Funeral Home. Services will be held at Stevens Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1999, with burial to follow in Forrest Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Madison Methodist Church or the Valley View Christian Center.

Ellen H. Rose
Ellen H. Rose, 85, of Marianna died Thursday, Nov. 25, 1999, at Crestpark Nursing home in Marianna.
Mrs. Rose was born Sept. 30, 1913, to Robert Henry Harris and Zetella Clear. She was a homemaker and a member of Church of God in Prophecy-Pentecostal Church.
Mrs. Rose was preceded in death by her husband Marvin Rose and two grandsons Alan Bonner and Michael Murdock
She is survived by three sisters, Kathryn Bonner of Marianna, Margaret Horton of West Memphis and Marry Ann Adams of Wildersville, Tenn.; two sons, Bob Rose of West Memphis and David Rose of West Helena; a sister, Christine Rose of West Helena; 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Friday, Nov. 26, at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Services were held Saturday, Nov. 27, at Roller-Citizens Chapel with Rev. Ken Walls officiating. Burial followed at LaGrange Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Citizen Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the LaGrange Cemetery Association.

Josephine D. Holland
Josephine D. Holland, 80, of Aubrey, died Saturday, Nov. 27, 1999, at St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock.
Mrs. Holland was born April 24, 1919, in Osburn, Missouri to John Clay Ditmars and Lula Milligan Ditmars. She was a retired OEO Supervisor for Lee County, a housewife and a member of First Christian Church in Marianna.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Clarence Ditmars and Robert Clay Ditmars as well as her parents.
She is survived by her husband, Dan Holland of Aubrey; a son, John D. Holland of Little Rock; a daughter, Nila Ray of Little Rock; a sister, Shirley Pickett of Russellville; a brother, Melvin Ditmars of Sheldon and six grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Monday, Nov. 29, at 2 p.m. at the First Christian Church in Marianna with burial to follow at Lagrange Cemetery under the direction of Morgan Funeral Home.

Billy Wayne "Bubba" Coleman, Jr.
Billy Wayne "Bubba" Coleman, Jr., 18, of Heth, died Sunday, Nov. 28, 1999, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City.
Mr. Coleman was a track hoe operator and a member of Shell Lake Baptist Church.
He is survived by his mother, Bobbie Coleman of Heth; two sisters, Sudonna Dye of Heth and Stacy Hagood of Memphis and his grandmother, Sally Coleman of Annona, Texas.
Visitation will be Wednesday, Dec. 1, at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home from 6 to 9 p.m. Services will be Thursday, Dec. 2, at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion under the direction of Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Memorials can be made to Shell Lake Baptist Church in Heth.

Roy Cornelious "Sebo" Lewellen, Sr.
Roy Cornelious "Sebo" Lewellen, Sr., 76, died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 1999, at Crestpark Retirement Inn.
Mr. Lewellen was born June 30, 1923, to Jesse and Cornelious Malone-Lewellen. He was a veteran of World War II receiving the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. He was also a member of United Christian Missionary Baptist Church in Forrest City.
He is survived by his wife, Ethel Brewer Lewellen; two sons, Sen. Roy Lewellen, Jr., of Marianna and Rev. Anthony Lewellen of St. Louis, Mo.; three daughters, Ernestene Lewellen Qualls of Chicago, Ill., Annette Lewellen of Little Rock and Marvie Kay Lewellen of Marianna; two step-children, William Ingram and Annette Ingram, both of Fort Wayne Ind.; six sisters, Ruby Watkins, Mereva Fulcher and Garnett Crockett, all of Los Angeles, Calif., Mable Hargraves of Forrest City, Violet Rispon of Detroit, Mich., and Anne Lewis of Stone Mountain, Ga.; two brothers, Rev. Herman Lewellen of Jonesboro and Rep. John Lewellen of Little Rock; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held today, Tuesday, Nov. 30, from 12 to 5 at the Marianna Funeral Home.
Services will be Wednesday, Dec. 1, at United Christian Church in Forrest City with Rev. Anthony Lewellen officiating. Burial will follow at Dansby Cemetery under the direction of Marianna Funeral Home.

Billy Wayne Lovell
Billy Wayne Lovell, 55, died Monday, Nov. 29, 1999, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City.
Mr. Lovell was born June 5, 1944, in Baldwyn, Miss., to Jack Lovell and Alvie Holmes Lovell. He was an ordained Southern Baptist Minister as well as a carpenter and a painter.
He is survived by his mother, Alvie Holmes Lovell; his wife, Carolyn Lovell; two daughters, Robin McKee of Harrison and Beth Hawkins of Forrest City and four grandchildren.
Visitation will be tonight from 6 to 8 at Morgan Chapel. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 1, at 2 p.m. at Morgan Chapel with Brother Chelch Reagan officiating assisted by Brother Jessie Hodges. Burial will follow at Barnishaw Cemetery at Pine Bluff under the direction of Morgan Funeral Home.


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