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H. Woody Clark
H. Woody Clark, age 65, of Forrest City, died Saturday, July 1, 2000, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City.
Mr. Clark was born Aug. 1, 1934, in Clark's Corner, to Hubert Lee Clark and Vera Sulcer Clark. He lived in the Forrest City area all of his life, was a heavy machine operator and a member of the First Baptist Church. Mr. Clark was also a member of the Jaycees, Shriners, Lions and was an Arkansas Legislator from 1968 to 1976.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Eunita Reed Clark in 1991 and a son, Mike Clark in 1997.
He married Kathy Lofton in 1993 and she survives him along with a daughter, Sheryl Smith, of Forrest City; a stepson, Justin Johnson, of Forrest City; a brother, Dr. C.C. Privette, of Tupelo, Miss.; a sister, Lois LaBarre, of Sun City, Fla.; and eight grandchildren.
Funeral services were held today, Monday, July 3, 2000, at Stevens Funeral Home with Rev. William Witcher officiating. Burial was in Forrest Park Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home. Memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association.

Ruby Pearl Miller
Ruby Pearl Miller, age 66, of Newcastle, died Friday, June 30, 2000, in her home.
Mrs. Miller was born Oct. 17, 1933, in St. Francis County and was the daughter of Jim Smith and Toker Matlock Smith. She lived in St. Francis County most of her life, was a retired beautician and was a Baptist.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hooper Miller in 1991.
She is survived by a brother, Carl Smith, of Forrest City; and a sister, Gracie Woods, of Newcastle.
Funeral services were held Sunday, July 2, 2000, at Stevens Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Loughridge Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the New Prospect Baptist Church. 

Pearl Griggs
Pearl Griggs, of Forrest City, died Thursday, June 29, 2000, at Baptist Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Griggs was a homemaker and a member of Rising Sun Mass Choir.
She is survived by a daughter, Althema Griggs, of Forrest City; a son, Reuben Griggs, of Forrest City; two sisters, M. I. Coleman, of Chicago, Ill., Edna Fryer, of Omaha, Neb.; and a brother, Rev. James Anderson, of Omaha, Neb.
Visitation will be Friday, July 7, 2000, at Kennedy Chapel. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 8, 2000, at Rising Sun M.B. Church with Rev. John Strong and Rev. James Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Clay Hill Cemetery in Haynes under the direction of Kennedy Funeral Home.

Dorothy Johnson
Dorothy Johnson, age 89, of Forrest City, died Saturday, July 1, 2000, at Crestpark Nursing Home.
She was a domestic and member of New Light M.B. Church.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Lela Phillips, in 1999.
She is survived by a daughter in-law, Alice Triggs, of Forrest City.
Visitation will be Thursday, July 6, 2000, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Funeral services will be Friday, July 7, 2000, at 11 a.m. at New Light M.B. Church with Rev. Jesse McClure officiating. Burial will be in Forrest City Cemetery under the direction of Kennedy Funeral Home.

Leona Mae Padgett
Leona Mae Padgett, age 79, of Heth, died Tuesday, July 4, 2000, at Baptist Central Hospital in Memphis.
Mrs. Padgett was born Jan. 1, 1921, in Clarendon to Henry and Gertie Yates. She lived in St. Francis County most of her life, was a housewife and a member of the Widener Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by a son, George William Padgett in 1983.
She married Louis Padgett in 1940 and he survives him along with two sons, Robert Padgett, of Marion, Delbert Padgett, of Heth; a daughter, Mary Lee Turner, of Heth; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be today, Wednesday, July 5, 2000, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Thursday, July 6, 2000, at Stevens Funeral Home Chapel at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Forrest Park Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home. 

Morris Griffin Clay
Morris Griffin Clay, age 72, of Forrest City, died Wednesday, July 5, 2000, in Methodist Hospital central in Memphis.
Mr. Clay was a retired farmer and a member of Barton's Chapel Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Annie Mae Clay, of Salem; a daughter, Linda Cassidy, of Salem; a son, Harold Clay, of Forrest City; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Thursday, July 6, 2000, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Friday, July 7, 2000, in Roller-Citizens Chapel at 3 p.m. with burial to follow in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Reginald Lee Hancock
Reginald Lee Hancock, age 38, of Colt, died Tuesday, July 4, 2000, at the St. Francis Hospital in Memphis.
Mr. Hancock was born July 30, 1961, in Forrest City to Joy Lee Hancock and Christine Gray Hancock.
He was preceded in death by a son, Reginald L. Hancock Jr. and a brother, Joy Lee Hancock.
He is survived by his parents; three sisters, Marily Williams, Joyce Hancock, both of Garland, Texas, Carol Williams, of Forrest City; four brothers, Gerald Tyler, of Rockford, Ill., Fred Hancock, Andre Hancock, both of Forrest City, and Deshmund Hancock, of Wynne.
Visitation will be Friday, July 7, 2000, at Woodhouse Mortuary from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 8, 2000, at noon at Mt. Moriah Church with Rev. Connie Moore officiating. Burial will follow in Clark Cemetery under the direction of Woodhouse Mortuary. 

J.D. French
J. D. French, age 81, died Friday, July 7, 2000.
He was a farmer and owner of the S & K Grill.
He is survived by a son, Keith French, of Little Rock; three daughters, Suzanne Siebert, of Little Rock, Betty Nash, of Clarendon, Mardee Nash, of Brinkley; a step-daughter, Ray Ingle, of Des Arc; three brothers, Norman French and Ray French, both of Salem, Darce French, of Brinkley; three sisters, Amy Amerson, of Pheonix, Ariz., Ella Reeves, of Salem, Vivian Taylor, of Forrest City; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held today, Monday, July 10, 2000, at the Salem United Methodist Church. Burial was in Salem Cemetery under the direction of Bob Neal & Sons Funeral Home.

J. L. Munn
J. L. Munn, age 84, of Colt, died Friday, July 7, 2000, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City.
Mr. Munn was born Oct. 19, 1915, in Pontiac, Miss., and was the son of Samuel Munn and Myrtle Weatherbee Munn. He lived in the Colt area most of his life, was a retired truck driver and was a member of the House of Prayer.
He married Jesker Hall in 1938 and she preceded him in death in 1953. He married Edna Gilbert Nicholas in 1972 and she survives him along with four sons, Sam Munn, of Forrest City, Bob Munn, of Arizona, Jim Munn, of Chicago, Ill., George Munn, of Colt; three step-sons, Harold Nicholas, of Lexington, Mo., David Nicholas, of Booneville, Miss., Danny Nicholas, of Forrest City; two step-daughters, Sandra Turner, of Grand Prairie, Texas, Phyllis Lindley, of Wynne, 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be today, Monday, July 10, 2000, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Tuesday, July 11, 2000, at 11 a.m. at Stevens Funeral Home. Burial will be in Hughes Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.

Fred Daniel Burkholder Sr.
Fred Daniel Burkholder Sr., of Little Rock, died Monday, July 10, 2000.
He is survived by his wife, Felice Bryan Norflect Burkholder, originally of Forrest City.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 12, 2000, at 10 a.m. at the Pulaski Height United Methodist Church in Little Rock, Burial will be Friday, July 14, 2000, in Haggerstown, Md. Memorials can be made to the Little Rock Founder's Club of Lion's Club International, P.O. Box 15, Little Rock, 72203.

James "Jim" Wilks Hale
Mr. James "Jim" Wilks Hale, age 70, of Wynne, died Sunday, July 9, 2000, in his home.
Mr. Hale, born Feb. 25, 1930, was the son of James Allen Hale and Annie Belle Wilks Hale . He was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force, had attended Draughon's Business School and was a retired U. S. Postal worker. Mr. Hale was also a member of the Union Avenue Baptist Church where he served as a deacon.
Mr. Hale is survived by his wife, Ann Hale, of Wynne; two sons, John Hale, of Wynne and Tom Hale, of Neosho, Mo.; one daughter, Kathy Killingsworth, of Coloma, Mich.; two sisters, Betty Hale Estes, of West Helena and Pattie Hale Medlin, of Southaven, Miss.; 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one sister, Fay Hale Barclay.
Visitation will be Tuesday, July 11, 2000, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Kernodle Funeral Home in Wynne. Services will be Wednesday, July 12, 2000, at 10 a.m. at Union Avenue Baptist Church in Wynne with Rev. Ray D. Davis officiating. Burial will follow in Cogbill Cemetery under the direction of Kernodle Funeral Home.
The family requests that any memorials be sent to the American Cancer Society, c/o Beverly Burnett, P.O. Box 450, Wynne, AR 72396-0450.

Nora Ann Bledsoe
Nora Ann Bledsoe, age 83, of Augusta, died Tuesday, July 11, 2000, in Augusta.
She was born March 23, 1917, in Heber Springs, to Henry and Vonny Brewer Flowers. She was a member of the Home Demonstration Club, Senior Citizens Club, and a was active in Golden Circle Sunday School Class. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, two sons and a daughter.
She is survived by two sons, Curtis Bledsoe, of Forrest City, Danny Bledsoe, of Lynchburg, Va.; three daughters, Martha Sams, of Elizabethton, Tenn., Glenda Smith, of Augusta, Carey Bledsoe Goacher, of Hughes; four sisters, Vanessie Anderson, of Mountain Home, Vesta McHann, of Fiddletown, Calif., Pearl Erving, of Mississippi, Faye Stockdale, of Missouri, a brother, Raymond Flowers, of Pine Bluff; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Friday, July 14, 2000, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church in Augusta. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 15, at 1 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church in Augusta. Burial will be in Barnishaw Cemetery in Pine Tree under the direction of Roller-Daniel Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Grace Baptist Church or the American Cancer Society.

Menuon Yolanda Couch
Menuon Yolanda Couch, age 20, of Forrest City, died Saturday, July 8, 2000, at Baptist Memorial Hospital.
She was born Aug. 14, 1979, in Forrest City, to Levern Couch Sr. and Essie Brown Couch.
She is survived by her parents; a son, Jaquez Couch, of Forrest City; three sisters, Veronica Sampson and Miecia Couch, both of Memphis, Nicole Couch, of Forrest City; three brothers, Levern Couch Jr. and Christopher Couch, both of Forrest City, and Leonard Brown, of Memphis.
Visitation will be Friday, July 14, 2000, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Woodhouse Mortuary. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 15, 2000, at 4 p.m. at Williams Temple Church of God In Christ with Elder Ransom Smith officiating. Burial will be in Casteel Cemetery under the direction of Woodhouse Mortuary.

Willie Bell Sykes
Willie Bell Sykes, age 93, of Forrest City, died Saturday, July 8, 2000, in Chicago, Ill.
Mrs. Sykes was born Aug. 8, 1906, in Clarksdale, Miss.
She was peceded in death by her husband, Nathaniel Sykes and a son, Lewis Sykes.
She is survived by four daughters, Helen Latham, of Forrest City, Carrie Moore, of Broadview, Ill., Catherine Rodgers, of South Hollow, Ill., Bulah Davis, of Columbus, Ga.; 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Friday, July 14, 2000, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Woodhouse Mortuary and Saturday, July 15, 2000, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at United Christian Church. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 15, 2000, at noon at United Christian Church with Rev. Sampson Young officiating. Burial will follow in Casteel Cemetery under the direction of Woodhouse Mortuary.

Ashley Nicole Hammer
Ms. Ashley Nicole Hammer, 17, of Forrest City, died Sunday, July 16, 2000, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City. She was 17.
She was born, Feb. 23, 1983, in Forrest City. She was the daughter of Stephen Tyler Hammer and Carolyn Quinn Hammer. She made her home in Forrest City all of her life, was a student in the Forrest City Public Schools, was a member of Delta Beta Sigma sorority and was a member of First Baptist Church.
Ms. Hammer is survived by her parents; one sister, Heather "Chris" Moore, Little Rock; her grandmother, Oneta Quinn of Forrest City; her great-grandmother, Georgia Queen, of Tulsa, Okla.; her paternal grandparents; Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Hammer of Forrest City. She was preceded in death by a sister, Jennifer Leigh Lewis; and her grandfather, Tom Quinn.
Visitation for Ms. Hammer will be Tuesday, July 18, 2000, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Chapel of Stevens Funeral Home. Services for Ms. Hammer will be Wednesday, July 19, 2000, at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Thomason and Rev. Greg Hoskins officiating. Burial will follow in Forrest Park Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.

Patsy Jean "Pat" Mathews
Patsy Jean "Pat" Mathews, age 56, of Gill, died Sunday, July 16, 2000, at Baptist Hospital East in Memphis.
Mrs. Mathews was born Oct. 8, 1943, in Madison, to Casey Blair Horton and Thelma Jarman Horton. She was a former motel manager and a Baptist.
She is survived by her husband, Orville Mathews, of the home; a daughter, Shelly Gibson, of Harrisburg, Ill.; two step-daughters, Kim Smith, of Memphis, Cheryl Malik, of Madison, Ala.; a stepson, Pete Mathews, of Marion, Ill.; a brother, Ronald Horton, of Cleveland, Texas; a sister, Barbara Lamb, of Palestine; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Visitation will be Monday, July 17, 2000, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Morgan Chapel. Funeral services will be Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at 10 a.m. at Morgan chapel with Bro. Gary Malone officiating. Burial will follow at Good Hope Cemetery under the direction of Morgan Funeral Home.

Patrick Allen McCollum
Patrick Allen McCollum, age 43, of Heth, died Tuesday, July 12, 2000.
Mr. McCollum was a farmer.
He is survived by a step-daughter, Pamela Harris, of Heth; two sisters, Ginger Elder and Linda Minton, both of Jonesboro; two brothers, Billy McCollum, of Memphis, and Michael McCollum, of Jonesboro.
Funeral services were held graveside today, Monday, July 17, 2000, at Crittenden Memorial Park at 11 a.m.

Dell Hall Null
Dell Hall Null, age 97, of Calico Rock, died Friday, July 14, 2000, in Calico Rock.
Mrs. Null was born Nov. 18, 1902, in Tupelo, Miss., to Nate and Mullie Hall. She was a homemaker and a member of Colt Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James Albert Null; a son, James Vernon Null; three brothers, Cleburn Hall, Cliff Hall and James Hall; three sisters, Effie Grant, Clytee Baucum and Jesker Munn.
She is survived by a sister, Lena Neisler, of Batesville; a brother, Elmer Hall, of Searcy; a granddaughter, five great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held graveside, Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at 10 a.m. at Hughes Cemetery.

Dorothy Jean "Dot" Perkins
Dorothy Jean "Dot" Perkins, age 46, of Clarksdale, Miss., died Sunday, July 16, 2000, at her home.
Mrs. Perkins was born June 25, 1954, in Marianna, to Walter Brewer Mooneyham and Maggie Lorene Dye Mooneyham. She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Lucy Mooneyham and Betty Taylor; a brother, Walter Brewer Mooneyham Jr.; and her father.
She is survived by her husband, Max Perkins, Clarksdale, Miss.; two sons, Kevin Sullivan, of Forrest City, Clayton Sullivan, of Clarksdale, Miss.; six brothers, John Mooneyham of Shelbyville, Tenn., Gene Mooneyham of Marianna, James Mooneyham of Waterloo, Ala., Floyd Mooneyham of Coahoma, Miss., Grady Mooneyham and Darden Mooneyham, both of Mountain View; three sisters, Linda Rickles and Joyce Pass, both of Shelbyville, Tenn., Virginia Morrison of West Memphis; and her mother.
Visitation will be Tuesday, July 18, 2000, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Helena. Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 19, 2000, at 10 a.m. at Roller-Citizens Chapel in West Helena. Burial will be in Birdie Cemetery in Birdie, Miss., under the direction of Roller-Citizens Funeral Home.

Franciel Clay
Mrs. Franciel Clay, 89, of Forrest City, died Monday, July 17, 2000, in her home.
Mrs. Clay was born Dec. 14, 1910, in Greenfield, Miss.
She is survived by five daughters, Irene Veasley and Joeda Brown, of Forrest City, Juanita Hamilton and Theria Jordan, both of Hot Springs; six sons, Raymond Crawford, of Forrest City, Frank B. Crawford, Freddie Crawford, Billy People, and Henry People, all of Hot Springs; 25 grandchildren and 11 great-great grandchildren.
Visitation will be Friday, July 21, 2000, at Woodhouse Mortuary, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m and a wake will follow from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 22, 2000, at 10 a.m. at Rising Sun M. B. Church with Rev. John Strong officiating. Burial will follow in Casteel Cemetery under the direction of Woodhouse Mortuary.

Ora Jean Hilliard
Mrs. Ora Jean Hilliard, 42, of Forrest City, died Saturday, July 15, 2000, at the University of Arkansas Medical Science Hospital.
Mrs. Hilliard was born, July, 23, 1957, in Hughes to Theodis Moore and Mattie Duncan Moore.
She is survived by her husband, Bennie Hilliard, Jr., of Forrest City; four daughters, Kathy Hilliard, Shieta Hilliard, Marcella Hilliard and Yolanda Hilliard, all of Forrest City; four sons, Bennie Hilliard III, Eric Hilliard, Christopher Hilliard and Francico Hilliard, all of Forrest City; four sisters, Shirley Childers, of Memphis, Willie Mae Moore, Mattie Moore and Patricia Walker, of Forrest City; two brothers, Theodis Moore, Jr., of Memphis, and Willie James Moore, of Turrell.
Visitation will be Friday, July 21, 2000, at Woodhouse Mortuary from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 22, 2000, at 1 p.m. at Jerusalem M. B. Church with Rev. Floyd Billups officiating. Burial will follow in Casteel Cemetery under the direction of Woodhouse Mortuary.

Earlie Williams
Mr. Earlie Williams, 83, of Forrest City, died Friday, July 14, 2000, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City.
Mr. Williams was born Feb. 4, 1917, in Forrest City, to George Williams and Rosie L. Williams. Mr. Williams was a veteran of the Army and a retired farmer.
He is survived by his wife, Essie Lee Williams, of Forrest City; four sons, Kenneth Williams, of Flint, Mich., David Williams, of Little Rock, Sterling Williams, of San Jose, Calif., and Albert Burnside, of Ohio; one daughter, Murla Sloan, of Jackson, Tenn.; two brothers, Leroy Williams and Floyd Williams, both of Forrest City; three sisters, Lola Johnson and Dollie Bonner, both of Forrest City, Ruby Jones, of St. Louis, Mo.; 48 grandchildren and 45 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Friday, July 21, 2000, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Clay Funeral Home Services will be Saturday, July 22, 2000, at Taylor's Chapel CME Church at 1 p.m. officiated by Rev. Jesse Brown. Burial will follow in Casteel Cemetery under the direction of Clay Funeral Home.

Megan Danyell Arnold
Megan Danyell Arnold, age 14, of Hughes, died Wednesday, July 19, 2000, at Camp Smokey in Sevierville, Tenn.
Ms. Arnold was a student at Lee Academy in Marianna, a member of Hughes First United Methodist Church where she was a member of the church choir and a First Baptist Youth.
She is survived by her parents, Don and Jody Arnold, of Hughes; a sister, Hannah Arnold, of Hughes; and grandparents, Dan and Josephine Fesperman, of Brickeys and Guy and Shirley Arnold of Hughes.
Visitation will be Friday, July 21, 2000, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 22, 2000, at 11 a.m. at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Crittenden memorial Park in Marion under the direction of Roller-Citizens Funeral Home.

Charlie V. Gray
Charley V. Gray, age 90, of Cabot, died Thursday, July 20, 2000.
Mrs. Gray was a homemaker and member of Bethel Baptist Church.
Mrs. Gray was preceded in death by her parents, Charley and Ida Huffman; her husband, Joe Lee Gray; and two sons, Jessie Lee Gray and Theo Gray.

Mrs. Gray is survived by three sons, Berlin Gray, of Cabot, Johnny Gray, of Forrest City, and Kenneth Gray, of Stockton, Calif.; six daughters, Addie Childress, of Memphis, Evie Bramel, of Moro, Shirley Linder, of Lafayette, Ind., Peggy Paulsen, of Cabot, Barbara Mason, of Atoka, Tenn., and Frankie Griffin, of Keller, Texas; 29 grandchildren and 52 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, July 22, 2000, at 10 a.m., at Bethel Baptist Church , with Dr. Thom South officiating. Burial will be at 3 p.m. at Loughridge Cemetery in Colt under the direction of Cabot Funeral Home.

J.V. Sitzes
J. V. Sitzes, age 72, of Forrest City, died Thursday, July 20, 2000, at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock.
Mr. Sitzes was a member of the Abundant Life Worship Center.
He is survived by three sons, Jack Sitzes, of Conway, Jerry Sitzes and Timothy Sitzes, both of Forrest City; a daughter, Sharon Owens, of Whitney, Texas; three brothers, Arnold Sitzes, of Byhalia, Miss., Mearl Sitzes, of Southaven, Miss., Dearl Sitzes, of Palestine; three sisters, Maledine Simpson, of Wynne, Joyce Avery, of Arlington, Tenn., Darlene Olive, of Bartlett, Tenn.; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Friday, July 21, 2000, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Morgan Chapel. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 22, 2000, at 2 p.m. at Morgan Chapel with Bro. John Morris officiating.
Burial will follow at Salem Methodist Church Cemetery near Palestine under the direction of Morgan Funeral Home.

Betty Joyce Smith
Betty Joyce Smith, age 70, of Palestine, died Thursday, July 20, 2000, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City.
Mrs. Smith was born May 2, 1930, in Cordova, Ala., to Paul Johnston and Edith Marie Coffman Howren. She lived in Palestine for the past 30 years, was a housewife and a member of the Twin Assembly of God Church in Palestine.
She married Wilburn Smith in 1948 and he preceded her in death in 1980 along with a half brother, Wesley Howren who preceded her in death in 1995.
She is survived by a daughter, Peggy Joyce Smith, of Forrest City; her mother; and a half sister, Nettie Lou Graham, of O'Fallon, Mo.
Visitation will be Friday, July 21, 2000, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be graveside, Saturday, July 22, 2000, at 10 a.m. at Bell Cemetery. Stevens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Harold Eugene Butler, Sr.
Mr. Harold Eugene Butler, Sr., 73, of Palestine, died Saturday, July 22, 2000, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City.
Born Feb. 25, 1927, Butler was the son of Marion Butler and Alma Culver Butler. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was retired from Yale Hoists in Forrest City.
Mr. Butler was preceded in death by a son, Lee Butler and is survived by four sons, Harold Butler, Jr., of Mississippi, Russell Butler, of Cherry Valley, and Johnny Butler and Larry Butler, both of Indiana; four daughters, Pamela Phillips, of North Carolina, Debbie Dean, of Mississippi, Wanda Davis, of Wynne and Mary Butler, of Palestine; one brother, Bob Butler, of Mississippi; two sisters, Mona Klein, of Florida and Jerri Ellis, of Alabama; 20 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mr. Butler were Monday, July 24, 2000, at 10 a.m. at Morgan Chapel with Rev. Ray Dean Davis officiating. Burial followed at Bell Cemetery, near Palestine, under the direction of Morgan Funeral Home.

Thomas Gene Wade
Mr. Thomas Gene Wade, 43, formerly of Forrest City, died last week in Bossier City, La.
Mr. Wade was born Sept. 15, 1956, in Forrest City, and was the son of Vernon Olen Wade and Dorothy Dearrington Wade. He lived in Forrest City before moving to Louisiana in 1985, and was a retired security guard.
Mr. Wade is survived by his mother; seven brothers, Jerry Wade, Gary Wade, and Steve Dye, all of Forrest City, Donald Wade, of Little Rock, Vernon Wade, of Wynne, and Roger Lee and Stacy Dye, both of Heber Springs; and one sister, Patsy Johnson, of Unpire.
Graveside services for Mr. Wade were held Sunday, July 23, 2000, at 2 p.m. at Loughridge Cemetery in Colt. Stevens Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Dr. Richard Spelzhaus
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time for Dr. Richard Spelzhaus of Forrest City who died Monday, July 24, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Forrest City.
Stevens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Frank Boyd
Frank Boyd, age 55, of Forrest City, formerly of Hughes, died Thursday, July 20, 2000, at his home.
Mr. Boyd is survived by his wife, Amy Boyd, of Forrest City; his father, Governor Boyd, of Heth; his mother, Lucinda Johnson, of Forest City; three sons, Carl Boyd, of Forrest City, Frankie Boyd and Jody Boyd, of Memphis; two daughters, Deborah Scott, of Forrest City, Samantha Jones, of California; three sisters, Veronia Boyd, of Forrest City, Ester Rose and Allonia Boyd, both of Fayetteville; four brothers, Governor Boyd, of Wynne, Terry Boyd, of Fayetteville, Arthur Gilliard, of Chicago, Ill., Lonnie Boyd, of Philadelphia, Penn.; and eight grandchildren.
Visitation for Mr. Boyd will be Thursday, July 27, 2000, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Spiritual #1 Protestant Church in Forrest City. Services will be Friday, July 28, 2000, at 2:30 p.m. at the Spiritual #1 Protstant Church. Burial will follow at Shiloh Cemetery in Widener under the direction of Anthony Funeral Home South.

Dr. Richard Warren Spelzhaus
Dr. Richard Warren Spelzhaus, age 78, of Forrest City, died Monday, July 24, 2000, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City.
Dr. Spelzhaus was born March 23, 1922, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was the son of Herbert G. Spelzhaus and Helen Fairchild Spelzhaus. He had lived in the Forrest City area for the past 55 years. Dr. Spelzhaus was a retired Chiropractor.
Dr. Spelzhaus was a member and very active in the St. Francis Catholic Church, he was the vice president of the Parish Council, and active in the Men's Club and Prison Ministry. He was also a past president and member of the Kiwanis Club and was active in the County Fair and Rolling Readers. Dr. Spelzhaus was the Arkansas delegate to the International Chiropractic Association and was a member of the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners.
In 1946, Dr. Spelzhaus married Hilda Mendoza and she preceded him in death in 1999. He is survived by one daughter, Helen Spelzhaus Siedell, of Tokyo, Japan; one son, Richard Curt Spelzhaus, of Little Rock; and five grandchildren.
There will be a Vigil Service held Friday, July 28, 2000, at 7 p.m., at Stevens Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held Saturday, July 29, 2000, at 10 a.m. at the St. Francis Catholic Church. Father Tom Marks will be officiating and burial will follow at Mt. Vernon Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be sent to St. Francis Catholic Church or to the Rolling Reader Programs.

Dasie Lee Haggans
Dasie Lee Haggans, age 56, of Forrest City, died Friday, July 21, 2000, at her home.
She was born Aug. 27, 1943 in Forrest City. She was a door greeter at Wal-Mart.
She is survived by her father, Arthur Woodfork, of Colt; a daughter, Mary Stegall, of Wynne; three sons, Jeffery Haggans Jr., of Madison, Melvin Haggans, of Forrest City, Raymond Haggans, of Goodwin; seven brothers, Elzo Woodfork, of Forrest City, Theodore Woodfork, Larry Woodfork and Herman Woodfork, all of Chicago, Ill., Theo Woodfork, of Detroit, Mich., Edward Woodfork Sr., of Colt, Eric Woodfork, of Wynne; three sisters, Louise Goodwin, of Chicago, Ill., Emma Jean Bell, of Pontiac, Mich., Denise Buford, of Little Rock; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Visitation will be Friday, July 28, 2000, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Clay Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 29, 2000, at 12 p.m. at United Christian M. B. Church with Rev. Marland Brown officiating. Burial will be in Casteel Cemetery under the direction of Clay Funeral Home.

Hazel Hunt
Hazel Hunt, age 75, of Forrest City, died Friday, July 21, 2000, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City.
Mrs. Hunt was born April 2, 1925, in Forrest City.
She is survived by a son, Steve Hunt, of Memphis; and two grandchildren. Visitation will be Friday, July 28, 2000, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Woodhouse Mortuary Chapel and Saturday, July 29, 2000, at Salem M.B. Church from 12 to 1 p.m. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 29, 2000, with elder M.T. Dedner officiating. Burial will follow in Forrest City Cemetery under the direction of Woodhouse Mortuary.

Ernest Franklin Snider
Ernest Franklin Snider, age 87, of Martinsville, Ind., died Wednesday, July 26, 2000, at the Morgan County Hospital in Martinsville, Ind.
Mr. Snider was born Oct. 26, 1912, in New Albany, Miss., to Thomas Snider and Carrie Duncan Snider. He was a farmer.
He is survived by his wife, Erna Marie Snider, of Martinsville, Ind.; a son, Frank Snider, of Oak Creek, Wis.; a daughter, Katherine Bridges, of Caldwell; three sisters, Birdimae Speck, Jamie Farley and Louise Kent, all of New Albany, Miss.; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Saturday, July 29, 2000, from 12 to 2 p.m. at Costin Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 29, 2000, at 2 p.m. at Costin Funeral Chapel with Rev. Skip Roten II officiating. Burial will be in Nebo Memorial Park Cemetery in Martinsville, Ind., under the direction of Costin Funeral Chapel.

Zachary Dwayne Swan
Zachary Dwayne Swan, five days old, died Thursday, July 27, 2000.
He is survived by his parents, Timothy and Kameron Findley Swan; maternal grandparents, Sandy and Steve Preas, of Atlanta, Ga., Phyllis and Richard Findley, of Forrest City; paternal grandparents, Patsy Lilies and James Kennedy, of Hughes; maternal great-grandparents, Mark and Maylene Findley, of Forrest City.
Funeral services will be graveside, Saturday, July 29, 2000, at 3 p.m. at Forrest Park Cemetery with the Rev. Leon Wilson officiating. Stevens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ola B. Wilson
Ola B. Wilson, 94, of Wynne, died Thursday, July 27, 2000, at the Wynwood Nursing Home in Wynne.
Mrs. Wilson was born Oct. 19, 1905, to Alex McCarter and Eva Brown McCarter. She lived in Wynne the last 60 years and was a member of the Union Avenue Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband W. N. Wilson; a son, Gene Wilson; a daughter, Mackree Jordan; and two grandchildren.
She is survived by two sons, Gerald "Big Boy" Wilson, of Forrest City, Newton L. Wilson, of Wynne; four daughters, Vivian Milton, of Acompo, Calif., Vee McFadden, of Lowell, Opal Farris, of Petal, Miss., Dorothy Searcy, of Wynne; 23 grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and 34 great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Friday, July 28, 2000, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Kernodle Funeral Home in Wynne. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 29, 2000, at 2 p.m. at Kernodle Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Tallant and Rev. Dennie Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Vanndale Cemetery in Vanndale under the direction of Kernodle Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.


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