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E.F. Boudra
Mr. E.F. Boudra, age 75, of Forrest City, formerly of Morrilton, died Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000.
He was born April 4, 1924, in Solgohachia, Ark. to George and Ruby Kellogg Boudra. He was a World War II Navy veteran, a retired custodian for the South Conway County School District and a member of Lindauer Road Church of Christ in Forrest City.
He is survived by his wife, Jerrell Boudra, of Forrest City; a son, Ronald Boudra, of Houston, Texas; two daughters, Dianne Birdwell and Pam Boudra, both of Forrest City; three sisters, Pauline Boozier and Ruth Orrick, both of Conway and Nona Ehrenberg, of Charlotte, N.C.; and four grandchildren.
Visitation will be today, Wednesday, March 1, 2000, from 6 to 7 p.m., at Harris Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 2, 2000, at 2 p.m. at Harris Funeral Home Chapel with Joe Arnold officiating. Burial will follow in Friendship Cemetery under the direction of Harris Funeral Home.

Billy Wayne "Giggs" Wallace
Mr. Billy Wayne "Giggs" Wallace, age 58, of Widener, died Wednesday, March 1, 2000, at his home.
Mr. Wallace was born Jan. 12, 1942, to William Newton and Sarah Lou Brimhall Wallace. He lived most of his life in the Forrest City area.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Edith Culver; and four brothers, William Aubrey, Rudolph Wallace, Troy Wallace and Freddy Wallace.
He is survived by his wife, Alice Faye Wallace of Widener; a daughter, LaDonna Thornton of Widener; a son, Shannon Wallace of Forrest City; eight sisters, Betty White, Dottie Hatcher, Patsy Nichols, all of Forrest City, Bonnie Wilkinson and Connie Buchanan, both of Kuttawa, Ky., Jeannie Moore of Lake Cormorant, Miss., Debra Snow of Kingsport, Tenn., and Kitty Haugen of Green Bay, Wis.; three brothers, Calvin Wallace of Forrest City, D.D. Wallace of Murray, Ky., and Woody Wallace of San Jose, Calif.; and two grandsons.
Visitation will be Thursday evening, March 2, 2000, at Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be Friday, March 3, 2000, at 2 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home Chapel with Brother J.D. Webb assisted by Brother Mark Mercer officiating. Burial will be in Loughridge Cemetery in Summersweet area under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.

Leo Devotia Jeffers
Mr. Leo Devotia Jeffers, age 92, of Blytheville, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, at his home.
He was born August 29, 1907, in Forrest City, to John Jeffers and Mary Jeffers.
He is survived by his wife, Lurene Jeffers of Blytheville; three daughters, Mary Frances Moss, of Chicago, Ill., Pamela Prude and Melissa Evans, both of Memphis, Tenn.; two brothers, Edward Jeffers, of Forrest City and John Jeffers, of Cleveland, Ohio; and a sister, Gussie Hilliard, of Gary, Ind.
Visitation was today, Thursday, March 2, at Lane Chapel CME Church from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Funeral services were today, Wednesday, March 2, at Lane Chapel CME Church at 12 p.m. with Rev. Ronald Williams officiating. Burial was at Haven Rest Cemetery in Brinkley under the direction of Clay Funeral Home and McDonald Horne Funeral Home.

Annie Francis Smith
Mrs. Annie Francis Smith, age 73, of Arcadia, Fla., formerly of Forrest City, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000, at her home.
She was a member of Willis Temple Church of God in Christ Church in Madison and served as president of the Ushers Board. She was also a Community Usher.
She is survived by a daughter, Rev. Christine Kirkland, of Arcadia, Fla; her mother, Moddie Hughes, of Madison; five grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Friday, March 3, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Kennedy Chapel. Funeral services will be Saturday, March 4, at 12 p.m. at Willis Temple Church of God on Christ in Madison with Superintendent J.D. Alexander officiating. Burial will follow at Paradise Gardens Cemetery in Edmondson, under the direction of Kennedy Funeral Home.

Billy Gene DeVasier
Mr. Billy Gene DeVasier, age 69, of Forrest City, died Thursday, March 2, 2000, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City. He had been in poor health for the past year.
He was born Aug. 26, 1930, in Palestine, the son of William Greene DeVasier and Georgia Kirk Melvin DeVasier. He lived in Palestine until moving to Forrest City in 1956. He was a retired owner of Devasier Auto and Tractor Supply, was a veteran of the National Guard with 17 years of service, was a member of the Forrest City Water Commission, and was a member of First Baptist Church.
In 1950, he married Billie Sue Clifton, who survives him. He also leaves a son. Andy DeVasier of Forrest City; two sisters, Glendle Winslow of Forrest City and Bobbie Zerklebach of Dallas, Texas, and six grandchildren.
Services for Mr. Devasier will be held at First Baptist Church at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 4, with burial in Bell Cemetery in Palestine. Visitation will be tonight, Friday, March 3, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Stevens Funeral Home is in charge.

Benjmin Harper Sr.
Mr. Benjmin Harper Sr., age 75, of Madison, died Wednesday, March 1, 2000 at Crestpark Retirement Inn.
He was born March 21, 1924 in Madison, to Lemuel Harper and Mae Willie Armfield Harper. He was a veteran and retired from Shulze and Burch Biscuit Co.
Mr. Harper is survived by his wife, Aretha Sims Harper of Madison; four daughters, DeRnice Harper, Michell Harper and Geraldine Harper of Madison and Vera Young of Chicago, Ill.; two sons, Benjmin Harper Jr. of Gary, Ind. and Eugene Rolland of Nebraska; two sisters, Sammie L. Thompson and Besty Thompson, both of Chicago; three brothers, Tommy Harper, Charles Harper and Alfred Harper, both of Chicago; 18 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Saturday, March 4 at 2 p.m. at Madison Light Baptist Church, with Rev. Lonzo Gatlin officiating. Burial will follow at Madison Cemetery under the direction of Woodhouse Mortuary.

Benny Ray Snelson
Mr. Benny Ray Snelson, age 56, of Forrest City, died Wednesday, March 1, 2000 at Baptist Memorial Hospital, Forrest City, after a long illness.
Born July 25, 1943, he was the son of Homer Snelson and Birgia Colvin Snelson. He worked as a carpenter.
Survivors include his wife, Bonnie, of the home; his daughter, Velma Ball of Forest City; two brothers, Leroy Snelson of Forrest City and Alvin Snelson of Marianna; and a sister, Betty Moore, of Texas.
Visitation will be tonight, Friday, March 3, from 6-8 p.m. at Morgan Chapel. Funeral services for Mr. Snelson will be held graveside at Hughes Cemetery Saturday, March 4, with Bro. Vance Jumper officiating. Morgan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Billy Gene DeVasier
Mr. Billy Gene DeVasier, age 69, of Forrest City, died Thursday, March 2, 2000, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City. He had been in poor health for the past year.
He was born Aug. 26, 1930, in Palestine, the son of William Greene DeVasier and Georgia Kirk Melvin DeVasier. He lived in Palestine until moving to Forrest City in 1956. He was a retired owner of Devasier Auto and Tractor Supply, was a veteran of the National Guard with 17 years of service, was a member of the Forrest City Water Commission, and was a member of First Baptist Church.
In 1950, he married Billie Sue Clifton, who survives him. He is also survived by a son, Andy DeVasier of Forrest City; a daughter, Brenda McCollum of Forrest City; two sisters, Glendle Winslow of Forrest City and Bobbie Zerklebach of Dallas, Texas and six grandchildren.
Services for Mr. Devasier were held at First Baptist Church at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 4, 2000, with burial in Bell Cemetery in Palestine. Visitation was held Friday, March 3, 2000, from 6 to 8 p.m. Stevens Funeral Home is in charge.
The family requests that memorials be made to the First Baptist Church in Forrest City.

Delinda Jan "LuLu" Loveless
Ms. Delinda Jan "LuLu" Loveless of Harrison, died Friday, March 3, 2000, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Mo.
LuLu was born July 10, 1983, in Wynne, the daughter of Scott and Freda Loveless and had been a resident of Boone County for seven years. She was sixteen years old and a junior at Harrison High School.
She is survived by her parents, of Harrison; one sister, Rachael, of Harrison; one brother, Scott Joe, of Harrison; her grandparents, Jerry and Jimmie Loveless, of Forrest City, Duane and Dolores Hagen of Elgin, Ill., Danny and Linda Lenahan of Byhalia, Miss., and Fred and Nita Neal, of Mt. Pleasant, Miss.
Visitation was Monday, March 6, 2000, from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Christeson Funeral Home of Harrison. Funeral services were held today, Tuesday, March 7, 2000, at 2 p.m. at Christeson Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Gregory Hart officiating. Burial followed at Bellefonte Cemetery under the direction of Christeson Funeral Home.

W.F. "Freddie" Christian
Mr. W.F. Freddie Christian, age 74, of Forrest City, died Tuesday, March 7, 2000, at the Baptist East Hospital in Memphis.
Mr. Christian was born Sept. 22, 1925, in Round Pond, and was the son of Dennis Christian and Lela Mai Puckett Christian. He lived in Forrest City most of his life, was a retired employee of Woodruff Electric after 38 years of service, was a veteran of World War II and was a member of the Landmark Missionary Baptist Church.
He married Kay McDonough in 1946, and she preceded him in death in 1993 along with his son Gary Christian in 1986, and a brother Boyce Christian in 1990.
He is survived by a daughter, Judy Waymire, of Irvin, Texas; his mother, of Forrest City; three sisters, Francis Frost, of Forrest City, Barbara Royal, of Arizona, Jo Ellen Arnold, of Illinois; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday, March 10, 2000, at 10 a.m. at Stevens Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Loughridge Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.

Curtis Lee Watlington
Mr. Curtis Lee Watlington, age 78, of Wynne, died Monday, March 6, 2000, at the Wynwood Nursing Facility in Wynne.
Mr. Watlington was born July 16, 1921, the son of Robert Lee and Ethel Mae Luker Watlington. He was married on December 12, 1941 to Ola Pauline Duncan Watlington who survives. Mr. Watlington was a member of the Smith Chapel Baptist Church, a retired cotton farmer and employee of Addison Shoe Company in Wynne.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Watlington is survived by three sons; Jerry Watlington of Ashflat, Ricky Watlington and Greg Watlington, both of Wynne; two daughters, Barbara Brown of Colt and June Andrews of Wynne; five brothers, Claude and Dallas Watlington, of Wynne, Herbert and Thomas Joe Watlington, of Forrest City, and Herman Watlington, of West Memphis; six sisters, Lori Walker, of Vanndale, Ruth Evans and Buleah Smith, of Wenatchee, Wash., Mattie Bell Baskins, of West Memphis, Annette Bowman, of Balk Knob, and Helen Collins of Wynne; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Thursday evening, March 9, 2000, between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Thompson-Wilson Wynne Chapel. Funeral Services will be Friday, March 10, 2000, at 10 a.m. at the Candlelight Baptist Church with Rev. Howard Calvert officiating. Burial will be at the Smith Chapel Cemetery in Wynne. Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home of Wynne and McCrory will be in charge of arrangement.

Joseph Franklin Simpson
Mr. Joseph Franklin Simpson, age 96, of Bassett, died Tuesday, March 7, 2000 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City.
Mr. Simpson was a retired supervisor for Nat Buring Packing Co. in Memphis and a member of Bassett Church of God.
He is survived by his wife, Florence Simpson of Bassett; two daughters Betty Butler of Forrest City and Martha Davidson of Bartlett, Ark.; one sister, Clara Hoskins of Illinois; five grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
Visitation will be Thursday, March 9, 2000 beginning at 6 p.m. at Roller Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 10, 2000 at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Roller Citizens Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Bassett Cemetery in Bassett, Arkansas.

Alfred Henry Wiley
Mr. Alfred Henry Wiley, age 95, of Forrest City, died Saturday, March 4, 2000, at Crestpark Retirement Inn.
He was born May 2, 1904, and was an elevator operator.
He is survived by a brother, Thurman Wiley, of Forrest City; and a sister, Ethel Chapman, of St. Louis, Mo.
Visitation will be Friday, March 10, 2000, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Clay Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Saturday, March 11, 2000, at 12 p.m. at Shady Grove M. B. Church with Rev. Ulysses Colthrane officiating. Burial will be in Shady Grove Cemetery under the direction of Clay Funeral Home.

Giles Aubrey Fleming
Mr. Giles Aubrey Fleming, age 79, of Forrest City, died Wednesday, March 8, 2000, in Conway.
Mr. Fleming was born May 3, 1920 in the Good Hope Community. He was the son of Dan Fleming and Mittie Bell Giles Fleming. He was a veteran of World War II, a retired salesman for the Orgill Brothers Company and a member of First Baptist Church.
Mr. Fleming married Mary Kathryn Singer in 1940 and she survives him along with two sons; Larry Fleming of Roswell, Ga., Phil Fleming of McKinney, Texas, one daughter; Gail Mitchell of Conway, one sister; Juanita Shepard of Tumbling Shoals, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Visitation for Mr. Fleming will be Friday evening, March 10, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home. Services will be held at Stevens Funeral Home Chapel, Saturday, March 11, at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Forrest Park Cemetery. Stevens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jeannette Eldora Drury
Jeannette Eldora Drury, age 84, of Stoutsville, Ohio, died Thursday March 9, 2000, at Berger Hospital in Circleville, Ohio.
She is survived by two sons, Winfred G. "Bud" Drury of Forrest City, and William Drury of Groveport, Ohio; one daughter, Mary Jean Rhoten, of Stoutsville, Ohio; eight grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Monday, March 13, 2000, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Wellman's Funeral Home in Circleville, Ohio. Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 14, 2000, at 11 a.m. at Wellman's Funeral Home.

Robert Lamar Smalley
Mr. Robert Lamar Smalley, age 84, of Caldwell, died Saturday, March 11, 2000, at his home in Caldwell.
Mr. Smalley was born Oct. 30, 1915, in Grand Junction, Tenn. He was the son of Robert Lee Smalley and Minnie Iva Keller Smalley. Mr. Smalley was a retired farmer and barber, a member of the American Legion, the V.F.W., the Happy Dayers, the Caldwell Seniors and was a member of the First Baptist Church. He was the mayor of Caldwell for eight years, was a veteran of World War II and was the recipient of the World War II Bronze Star.
Mr. Smalley married Doreen Rowe in 1944, and she survives him along with two sons, Robert Lyndon Smalley of Alpena, David Lamar Smalley of Cordova, Tenn.; and four grandchildren.
Services for Mr. Smalley were held at the First Baptist Church on Monday, March 13, 2000, at 2 p.m. with burial following in Forrest Park Cemetery. Stevens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Paul McKinley Dildine
Mr. Paul McKinley Dildine, age 78, of Wynne, died Friday, March 10, 2000, at Cross Ridge Community Hospital in Wynne.
Mr. Dildine was born January 7, 1922, in Savannah, Tenn., and was the son of William McKinley Dildine and Lettie Irene Allison Dildine. Mr. Dildine was a retired mechanic, a Mason, a member of the Rensellear Vann Lodge #494 and a member of the Valley View Baptist Church in Wynne.
Mr. Dildine was preceded in death by his first wife, Juanita Quinn Dildine and his second wife, Laverne Hathcock Dildine.
He is survived by one brother, Carl Dildine of Wynne and one sister, Blanch Dildine Smith of Memphis, Tenn.
Services for Mr. Dildine were held Saturday, March 11, 2000 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Kernodle Funeral Home of Wynne. Burial followed in Forrest Park Cemetery with the Rev. Jim Peeler officiating. Kernodle Funeral Home of Wynne was in charge of arrangements.

Bertha Lee "Memama" Summar
Bertha Lee "Memama" Summar, age 95, of Angleton, Texas, died Thursday, March 9, 2000.
She was born June 20, 1904, in Henderson County, Tenn., to Henry Rust and Harriet Dodd Rust. Mrs. Summar was a retired cosmetologist, a member of the First Baptist Church of Lake Jackson and an active member of the Adult I Sunday school class.
On August 9, 1924, she married Vernon Bennett Groves, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Elwanda Groves Painter of Crystal Lake, Ill., and her son, Eddie Alfred Groves of Lake Jackson, Texas.
She is survived by two sisters, Ida Lee Whittenton of Forrest City, and Bessie Burt of Memphis, Tenn.; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held today, Monday, March 13, 2000, at 2 p.m. in the Angleton Cemetery. Rev. John Hatch will officiate and Palms Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Ricky L. Vick
Ricky L. Vick, age 49, of Faulkner, Miss., died Saturday, March 11, 2000, at his home.
Mr. Vick was born June 5, 1950, in Illinois. He was the son of Dock Vick and Eva Young Vick. He was a veteran and attended the Canaan Baptist Church in Mississippi.
Mr. Vick married Barbara J. Downey in 1997 and she survives him along with one son, Ricky D. Vick of Little Rock; two brothers, Ray Vick of Forrest City and DeWayne Vick of Lake Village; four sisters, Helen Duncan, Jeannette Martino and Paula Barger, all of Forrest City, and Donna Hollowell of Faulkner, Miss.
Services for Mr. Vick will be held in the chapel of Stevens Funeral Home, Friday, March 17, 2000, at 2 p.m. with burial to follow in Forrest Park Cemetery. Stevens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Dennis Wayne Gibson
Dennis Wayne Gibson, age 71, of Moro, died Tuesday, March 14, 2000, at Crestpark Retirement Center in Helena.
Mr. Gibson was born April 5, 1928, in Moro. He was the son of Oscar Dennis Gibson and Parrie Lee Brown Gibson. He was retired from the U.S. Navy and a member of Moro Baptist Church.
Mr. Vick is survived by his wife, Martha Gibson of Moro; one daughter, Debra Gibson of Moro; one son, Dennis Wayne Gibson II of Moro; and three grandchildren.
Visitation will be Thursday, March 16, 2000, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in Marianna. Services will take place Friday, March 17, 2000, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Roller-Citizens Funeral Home of Marianna with burial to follow in Marianna Memorial Park. Reverend Charles Jones will officiate and Roller-Citizens Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements.

Ida B. Jimerson
Ida B. Jimerson, age 79, of Forrest City, died Monday, March 13, 2000.
She was born Jan. 2, 1921.
Mrs. Jimerson was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Lee Jimerson and is survived by one daughter, Lucille Hall, of Forrest City; six sons, Richard Jimerson Jr., Acie Jimerson, O. C. Jimerson, Lee Jimerson, all of Forrest City, Willie Jimerson of Wynne, L. C. Jimerson of Chicago, Ill.; one sister, Myrtle Brown of Los Angeles, Calif.; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Friday, March 17, 2000, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Pine Tree Church of God in Christ in Forrest City. Services will be held Saturday, March 18, 2000, at 12 p.m. at Pine Tree Church of God in Christ with burial to follow in Casteel Cemetery. Gunn Funeral Home of Little Rock will be in charge of arrangements.

Andre J. Pettigrew
Andre J. Pettigrew, age 22, of Forrest City, died Friday, March 10, 2000, at his home.
Mr. Pettigrew was born February 21, 1978, to Johnnie Pettigrew and Hazel Ross.
He is survived by his parents of Forrest City; two brothers, Taurus Ross of Jonesboro, and Kenneth Rogers of Forrest City.
Visitation will be held Friday, March 17, 2000, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Woodhouse Mortuary. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, March 18, 2000, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Woodhouse Mortuary with Rev. Marland Brown officiating. Burial will follow at Casteel Cemetery under the direction of Woodhouse Mortuary.

Mary Caskey Walker
Mary Caskey Walker, age 66, of Charlotte, died Monday, March 20, 2000 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock.
Mrs. Walker, a former resident of Pine Tree, was born October 7, 1933, in Hunter. She was the daughter of Robert Caskey and Grace Patterson Caskey. She was a member of the Cord Baptist Church.
Mrs. Walker married Earl Walker in 1951 and he survives her, along with one son, Earl Walker Jr., of Pine Tree; two daughters, Nancy Miller, of Evening Shade and Donna James, of Charlotte; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mrs. Walker will be held tonight, Wednesday, March 22, 2000, from 6 until 8 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home. Services will be held Thursday, March 23, 2000, at 2 p.m. at the Pine Tree Baptist Church with burial to follow in Barnishaw Cemetery. Stevens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Lennie M. Gowder
Lennie M. Gowder, age 96, of Colt, died Monday, March 20, 2000, at her home.
Mrs. Gowder was born April 12, 1903.
He is survived by one brother, Herman Gowder; two sisters, Madge Witherspoon and Lois Witherspoon both of St. Louis, Mo.; nine grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Friday, March 24, 2000, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Clay Funeral Home. Services will be held, Saturday, March 25, 2000, at 2 p.m. at Pine Tree Church of God in Christ. Elder Verlee Lucas will officiate. Burial will be in Stanley Grove Cemetery under the direction of Clay Funeral Home.

Rev. Undra Fitzgerald Phillips-Jackson
Rev. Undra Fitzgerald Phillips-Jackson, age 31, of Forrest City, died Sunday, March 19, 2000.
Rev. Jackson is formerly the associate minister at Mt. Sinai M.B. Church in Washington, D. C., and a psychologist with the Department of Human Services in Washington, D. C.
He is survived by his mother, Althea Jordan of Forrest City; his stepfather, James Jordan of Forrest City; his father, Willie Jackson of Chicago, Ill.; his stepmother, Judy Jackson of Chicago Ill.; one sister, Margo Phillips of Forrest City; two brothers, Willie Jackson of Chicago Ill., Troy Jackson of Memphis, Tenn.; and his grandparents Edgar and Ethel Jackson of Prentiss, Miss.
Services will be Saturday, March 25, 2000, at 1 p.m. at Rising Sun M.B. Church with Rev. James Brooks officiating. Burial will follow in Stanley Grove Cemetery under the direction Kennedy Funeral Home.

Robert Greenhaw
Robert Greenhaw, age 81, of Colt, died Wednesday, March 22, 2000, at a hospital in Jonesboro.
Mr. Greenhaw was born Oct. 29, 1918, and was the son of Charlie Greenhaw and Arby Rimmer Greenhaw. He was a farm mechanic, a U. S. Army-Air Force Veteran and a member of the Village Creek Baptist Church. He was also a member of the American Legion and Veteran's of Foreign Wars.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Carolyn in 1945.
He is survived by his wife, Maxie Greenhaw of Colt; five sons, Leslie of Trumann, Terry of Wynne, Darrel of Iowa, Jimmy and Steve, both of Jonesboro; three daughters, Linda Smith of Memphis, Mary Campbell of Colt, Debbie McGreger of Bruce, Miss.; a brother, Amberis Greenhaw of Russellville; two sisters, Gracy Towns of Russellville, Inas Camp of Manila; 23 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will by Friday, March 24, 2000, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Morgan Chapel. Funeral services will be Saturday, March 25, 2000, at 11 a.m. at Village Creek Baptist Church with Brother Albert Young officiating, assisted by Brother Neal Clark and Brother Darrell Cordell. Burial will follow at Hughes Cemetery under the direction of Morgan Funeral Home.

Willard Wade
Willard Wade, age 48, of Forrest City, died Tuesday, March 21, 2000, in his home.
Mr. Wade was born August 2, 1951, in Marianna to Lula Mae Wade.
He is survived by his mother; his wife, Willie Mae Wade of Forrest City; two daughters, Latresha Wade and Shaketra Wade, both of Forrest City; one son, Keronn Wade of Forrest City; seven brothers, Larry Wade, William Wade, Lonnie Wade, all of Forrest City, Ivory Wade of Beloit, Wis., Robert Wade, Tommy Wade, Wilbert Wade, all of Milwaukee, Wis.; and four sisters, Velma Turman, Rosie Donner, Joyce Hayes, all of Milwaukee, Wis. and Joann Norris of Little Rock.
Services will be held Saturday, March 25, 2000, at 2 p.m., at Spring Grove Baptist Church. Rev. Terry Taper will officiate with burial to follow at Casteel Cemetery under the direction of Clay Funeral Home.

Tommy Ervin Owens
Mr. Tommy Ervin Owens, age 53, of Clarksville, died Saturday, March 25, 2000, in Kingston, Ark.
Mr. Owens, a retired coach, counselor and educator in schools in Forrest City, Mountain Home, Marked Tree and Lamar, was a member of Woodland Baptist Church, where he was chairman of deacons, Sunday School director and assistant music director. He was a graduate of College of the Ozarks and received a masters degree from Arkansas State University.
He is survived by his wife, Glenda Gail Dennis Owens, of Clarksville; a son, Steven Owens of Clarksville; two sisters, Wanda Scholtes of Chicago, Ill., Neomia Louise Wise of Clarksville; three brothers, Truman Owens of Russelville, James Owens of Broken Arrow, Okla. and Carl Owens of Berryville.
Visitation will be Friday, March 31, 2000, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Roller Cox Funeral Home in Clarksville. Services will be held Saturday, April 1, 2000, at 2 p.m. at Woodland Baptist Church in Clarksville with burial to follow in Woodland Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home of Clarksville.

Gene Ray Jackson
Mr. Gene Ray Jackson, age 54, of Forrest City, died Thursday, March 23, 2000, at Methodist Hospital in Memphis.
Jackson was born April 3, 1945, in Colt, the son of Isaiah Davis, Sr. and Ida Jewell Jackson-Adams.
Mr. Jackson was preceded in death by one brother, Billy Ray Jackson and one sister, Helen Johnson.
He is survived by his wife, Florine Jackson of Forrest City; one daughter, LaShonda Michill Jackson of Dallas, Texas; one son, Terry Williams Sr. of Forrest City; his step-father, John Henry Adams of Palestine; his step-mother, Mary Davis of Detroit, Mich.; 12 brothers, Gaylon Jenkins and Robert White, both of Flint, Mich., Willie White of Forrest City, John Henry Adams Jr. of Palestine, Jessie Adams and Howard White both of Texas, Isaiah Davis Jr., Willie Davis, Alfred Davis, Lee Davis, Jerry Davis, Darrell Davis, all of Detroit, Mich.; 10 sisters, Linder Williams, Ida Shaw, Susan Chism, Jeanie Mae, Lucinda Adams and Pegy Adams, all of Flint, Mich., Johnnie Mae Stone of Palestine, Shirley Horton of Memphis, Tenn., Ruthel Crosby of Illinois, Lena Denise Irby of Detroit Mich.; and one grandson.
Visitation will be Wednesday, March 29, 2000, at Clay Funeral Home from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Services will be Thursday, March 30, 2000, at United Christian M.B. Church at 2 p.m. with Rev. William Gay will officiating. Burial will follow at Casteel Cemetery under the direction of Clay Funeral Home

Geneva Banks
Geneva Banks, age 79, of Heth, died Thursday, March 23, 2000, in her home.
Mrs. Banks is survived by one sister, Zola Redman of Chicago, Ill.
Visitation will be Thursday, March 30, 2000, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Chapel of Kennedy Funeral Home. Services are Friday, March 31, 2000, at noon at Jesus Center Holiness Church in West Memphis with J. W. Holder officiating. Burial will follow in Paradise Gardens in Edmondson under the direction of Kennedy Funeral Home.

William "Billy" Aaron Gardner
William "Billy" Aaron Gardner, age 75, of Martinez, Ga., died Thursday, March 30, 2000, at the VA Hospital.
A native of Chaffee, Mo., he had lived in the Augusta, Ga., area for the past 45 years. He was a member of the U.S. Navy and a veteran of World War II. He received a Purple Heart and the World War Victory Medal. He was a member of Bayvale Baptist Church and the Disabled American Veterans.
He is survived by his wife, Juanita Gardner of Martinez, Ga.; his mother, India Parkinson Matlock of Forrest City; two sons, Alfred Kandler of San Antonio, Texas, Rev. Ted Kandler of Thomaston, Ga.; a daughter, Carla Brown of Thomaston, Ga.; two brothers, Allen Gardner of Walls, Miss., Fred Gardner of Colt; three sisters, Hazel Kelso and Linda Boren, both of Forrest City, Jodie Ellison of Muscle Shoals, Ala.; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be today, Friday, March 31, 2000, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Elliot Sons Funeral Home in Martinez, Ga. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 1, 2000, at 2 p.m. at Bayvale Baptist Church with Rev. Ken Carvalho, Rev. James Bland and Rev Lloyd Green officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park Mausoleum. Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation or to the American Heart Association.


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