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Lincoln Ledger, Wed., April 27, 2005, Page 6
Katherine Nelson, 50, of Pine Bluff, died Tuesday, April 19, 2005, at her home. She was born August 22, 1954, at Tarry, a daughter of the late Lellar Nelson. She was a member of Bright Star Baptist Church at Tarry. She was a registered nurse at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Survivors include a brother, Stanley Nelson of Fort Leonard Wood, Mo; and two sisters, Elaine Nelson of Pine Bluff, and Chaddie Nelson of Arlington, Texas. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday april 23, 2005, at Rose Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. G.L. Ford officiating. Burial was in Bright Star Cemetery at Tarry by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

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CHARLES SYLVESTER NEWMAN (7-25-1905 / 12-25-1979) Published 12-26-1979 Charlie S. Newman, 74, of Star City, died Tuesday in Jefferson Hospital. He was a son of the late George A. and Frances L. Blasengame Newman. He was a farmer and timberman. He was a member of the Lone Grove Missionary Baptist Church at Star City. He was the Democratic central committeeman of the Spring Township of Lincoln County. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Grace Mullikin Newman; and two sisters, Mrs. Oma Bridges of Bellflower, California, and Mrs. Zola Hankins of Pine Bluff. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday in the lone Grove Missionary Baptist Church by Reverend Frank Glover and Reverend Hershel Lee. Burial will be in the Newman Cemetery in Lincoln County, by Hale-South Funeral Home. The body will be at his home until service time Thursday. Note: “New” Newman Cemetery Married: September 23, 1933 at Star City, Lincoln County, Arkansas Submitted by: [an error occurred while processing this directive], niece.

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GRACE MAE NEWMAN (9-39-1912 / 3-25-1999) Published March 27, 1999 see photo Grace Mullikin Newman, 86, of Star City, died March 25, 1999, at Gardner Nursing Home at Star City. She was born August 30, 1912, in Lincoln County, a daughter of the late Kendrick Mullikin and Belle Monk Mullikin. She was a homemaker and chairman of the Democratic Executive Committee for Lincoln County. She was a member of Lone Grove Missionary Baptist Church at Star City. She was the widow of Charlie S. Newman, who died December 24, 1979. She was also preceded in death by five brothers, R.K. Mullikin, Frank Mullikin, Arthur Mullikin, Dee Mullikin and Gus Mullikin; and two sisters, Chester Wynn and Esther Riley. Survivors include two brothers, Buck C. Mullikin and Jake Mullikin, both of Star City, and two sisters, Margaret Scifres of White Hall and Gladys Hall of Star City. The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Griffin Funeral Home at Star City with the Rev. Don Breshears officiating. Burial will be in Newman Cemetery at Star City. Note: Grace and Charlie married 9-23-1933 at Griffith Springs, Lincoln County, Ark. No Children to this union. The burial was in New Newman Cemetery. Submitted by: [an error occurred while processing this directive], niece.

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Lucy Elvira Newman Mrs. Lucille Newman Clark, age 70, of 824 W. Oak, died Thursday afternoon (September 1981) in a local hospital. Mrs. Clark was born May 9, 1911 in Star City (Feenyville), the daughter Joseph and Virgie Spears Newman. A resident of Union County since 1927, she was member of the Immanuel Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Leonard C. Clark of El Dorado; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Ann Weedman of Albuquerque, N. M.; three brothers, Herbert Newman of McMinnville, TN, Roy Newman and Stark Newman, both of Star City; two sisters, Mrs. Sue Cales of Tulsa, OK, Mrs. Ruby May Brown of Pine Bluff. Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in Young's Chapel with Rev. Jay D. Tolleson officiating. Burial will follow in Arlington Cemetery. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. Submitted by: Diann McDaniel

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MARY LOUISE LEMONS NEWMAN (6-8-1949 / 7-18-1999) Published Pine Bluff Commercial, July 21, 1999 Mary Louise Lemons Newman, 50, of Star City, died Sunday, July 18, 1999 at her home after a lengthy illness. Born June 8, 1949 at Pine Bluff, she was a daughter of Rose Marion Twiner Lemons of Star City and the late Jessie Franklin Lemons. She was a seamer at Scapa National (forner National Filtration) in Star City. Other survivors include her husband, Kenneth James Newman of Star City; one son, Kenneth Ray Newman of Star City; one daughter, Cherie Lynn Newman Haire of Star City; two brothers, Jessie L. Lemons and Bobby Dale Lemons, both of Star City; and one sister, Deloris Ann Lemons Ferguson of Pine Bluff; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 20 at Yorktown Freewill Baptist Church with Brother Frank Matchett officiating. Burial was in Drake Cemetery, by Griffin Funeral Service of Star City.

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Stark J. (Joseph) Newman Sr., 86, of Star City, died March 20, 1996, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Born December 25, 1910, at Lincoln County, he was a son of the late Joseph Floyd Newman and Virgie Mae Spears Newman. He was a retired farmer and carpenter and member of Carpenters Local 576 in Pine Bluff. He was a member of Harmony Bible Baptist Church in Pine Bluff. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie DreweryNewman, and a granddaughter, Debbie Kay Horn Johnson. Survivors include two sons, Stark Joseph Newman, Jr. and Leon Newman, both of Star City; three daughters, Marilyn "Sis" Mills of Hobbs, New Mexico, Charlene Horn of Columbus, Ohio, and Helen Lemons of Star City; a brother, Roy Newman, of Star City; a half-sister, Ruby Mae Brown of Pine Bluff; 17 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and a friend, Sybil Steffen, of Tamo, who helped take care of him. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Southside Missionary Baptist Church in Star City with Ronald Well and Allen Hagood officiating. Burial will be a Leek Cemetery in Star City by Griffin Funeral Home. Visitation will at the furneral home from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. today. Submitted by: Diann McDaniel

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LINCOLN LEDGER, December 13, 200, Page 8 Eva Belle Baldwin Newton, 79, of Cornerville, died at Jefferson Regional Medical Center at Pine Bluff. She was born August 28, 1921 at Cornerville, a daughter of the late Joseph Benjamin and Hattie Glen Moore Baldwin. She was a member of the Newton Chapel Presbyterian Church at Cornerville. She was a homemaker and a member of the Pioneer Extension Homemakers Club in Cornerville. Survivors include her husband, Clinton Newton of Cornerville; two sons and daughter-in-laws, Thomas and Betty Newton and Joe Lynn and Jane Newton, both of Cornerville; a daughter and son-in-law, Audrey Ann and Scott Lovett of Benton; a sister, Benna Jean McBryde of Pine Bluff; five grandchildren, Kay Moran, Timmy Newton, Stephen Newton, Jennifer, and Randy Newton; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by five sisters, Elsie Chambliss, Myrtle Bush, Edith Weiner, Katie Baldwin and Ruby Rogers; and a brother, Theodore Baldwin. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, December 8 at Griffin Funeral Service Chapel with Brother Dale Gentry officiating. Burial was in Newton Chapel Cemetery at Cornerville. Pallbearers were Dwight Winningham, J.T. Ross, Wayne Jordan, Ronnie Sullivan, Robert Knight and David Austin.

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Thomas William Noble - Pine Bluff Commercial, Sept. 1, 2000 Thomas William "T.W." Noble, 79, of Monticello, died August 31, 2000, at his home. He was born February 20, 1921, at Hamburg, a son of the late Robert P. Noble and Mattie Tumlison Noble. He was a retired from the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department and was a farmer. He was a member of the Church of Christ, but attended Mount Zion Presbyterian Church in Lincoln County. Survivors include his wife, Ouida B. Yount Noble; two daughters, Crystal Noble of Monticello and Karen Belknap of Dallas; and a sister, Robbye Hoggard of El Dorado. Graveside services will be held at 9 a.m. today in Mount Zion Cemetery in Lincoln County with the Rev. Mike Garvey officiating. Funeral arrangements are by Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home of Monticello.

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Lincoln Ledger, Wed., March 23, 2005
GREGORY D. NORAH, 26, of Gould, died Monday, March 14, 2005, at Delta Memorial Hospital. He was born May 30, 1978, at Pine Bluff, a son of Arthur Norah of Elkhart, Ind. and Sharon Jones of Gould. Other survivors include a daughter, Jermesha Norah of Gould; two brothers, Arthur Norah Jr. of Winton, Calif. and Jabauri Norah of Elkhart; seven sisters, Erika Norah, Latasha Williams, and Natasha Petty, all of Gould, Latresha Williams of Monticello, Aubrey Norah of Pine Bluff and Yulonda Norah and Rolanda Norah, both of Winton. Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. on Sat., March 19, 2005 at First Baptist Missionary Church at Gould with the Rev. Isaac Barnes officiating. Burial was in Union Cemetery by Serenity Gardens Funeral Service at Dumas.

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Morton Leigh Ober - LINCOLN LEDGER, JANUARY 10, 2001, PAGE 9 Morton Leigh Ober, 82, of Star City, formerly of Clarendon, died Fri., Jan. 5, 2001 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center at Pine Bluff. He was born August 5, 1918, in LaPort, Iowa to the late Levi Morton and Alice Smith Ober. He was a retired Parts Man for Minneapolis Moline Tractor Company and a Army Air Corp Veteran of WWII. He was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine Pride Ober. Survivors include a son, Dr. Steven Pride Ober of West Newbury, Mass.; a daughter, Alice Sue Ober of Star City and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, January 8 at the Griffin Funeral Service Chapel at Star City with Brother Robert Greene officiating. Graveside services were held at Shady Grove Cemetery at Clarendon, Ark., by Griffin Funeral Service at Star City.

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Charles Nicholas “Nick” Padgett - Lincoln Ledger, October 11, 2000, page 8 Charles Nicholas “Nick” Padgett, 22, of Grand Bay, Alabama, formerly of Star City, died Sunday, October 1, 2000 from injuries received in a car accident. He was born September 1, 1978 at Pensacola, Florida, a son of Charles “Chuck” E. Padgett of Star City and Sandra Pugh of Mobile, Alabama. He was a member of First Baptist Church at Star City, and a 1996 graduate of Star City High School. He was employed by ADSLLC Concrete Placement Company. Other survivors include a (half) brother, Matthew Kyle Padgett of Star City; a sister, Gina Marie Padgett of Mobile, Alabama; his step-mother, Susan J. Mullikin Padgett of Star City; a step-brother, Aaron Dale Stinson of Star City; paternal grandparents, Ed and Betty Padgett of Pensacola, Florida; maternal grandmother, Marie Cheney of Mobile, Alabama; step-grandparents, Jake and Martha Mullikin of Star City; many aunts, uncles and loving friends. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 4 at Harper-Morris Memorial Chapel with Brother John Webb officiating. Burial followed on October 6 at Satsuma Cemetery in Satsuma, Alabama. (not listed as survivor, niece Sheree Rayanne Padgett)

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Marnette Sophia Peacock, 86, of Little Rock, died April 10, 2000, at Baptist Medical Center. She was born May 5, 1913, at Star City, a daughter of the late Henry Dardell and Bertha Jane Dardell. She was reared at Gould and Grady and graduated from Gould High School in 1931. She worked for the Department of Motor Vehicles at McGehee and Little Rock for more than 28 years. She was a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church at Little Rock and active in the Esther Sunday School Class, the Martha Hairston Bible Study and XYZ, the church's senior citizens group. She enjoyed spending time with her family, playing cards with her friends and watching the Arkansas Razorbacks She was the widow of Herren Iverson Peacock, who died in 1951. Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Ann Wood, address unavailable; two grandsons; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Roller-Chenal Funeral Home at Little Rock with Dr. Rex M. Horne Jr. and the Rev. David Moore officiating. Graveside services will be 2:30 p.m. Thursday in Tillar Cemetery in Drew County. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Immanuel Baptist Church Building Fund.

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Democrat Gazette Tuesday, December 14, 1999 RILEY ALBER PHARR (1916 / 12-12-1999) Yorktown: Riley Alber Pharr, 83, of Yorktown died Sunday at his home. Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Griffin Funeral Chapel in Star City. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery near Star City. Arrangements are by Griffin Funeral Service of Star City.

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Madge Clary Phelps - LINCOLN LEDGER, December 6, 2000 Madge Clary Phelps, 88, of Star City, died Tuesday at Jefferson Regional Medical Center at Pine Bluff. Born December 10, 1911, at Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late Thomas Edgar Smith Sr. and Nellie Brown Clary. She was a member of the First Baptist Church at Star City. She was a graduate of Star City High School and the Draughns Business School at Little Rock. She was retired dental assistant for Dr. Basil W. Gibbs. Survivors include a stepdaughter, Margie Jones of Yazoo City, Mississippi; a brother, John Clary of Dumas; two sisters, Ellen Lunsford of Hughes (St. Francis County) and Loretta Fish of Star City. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Phelps; two sisters, Vida M. Feeney and Ruby Louise Kelley; and three brothers, Brown Clary, Thomas Clary Jr. and Lamar Clary. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 1 at Griffin Funeral Service Chapel with Brother Randy Magar officiating. Burial was in Holly Springs Cemetery near Star City.

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Travis Pipes  - February 02, 2001 Pine Bluff Commercial Travis "Cowboy" Pipes, 64, of Warren, died February 1, 2001, at the Baptist Medical Center at Little Rock. Born June 20, 1936, in Lincoln County, he was a son of the late Jewell Francis Pipes and Nellie Inez Carr Pipes. He was preceded in death by one brother, Donnie Pipes. He was retired from Potlatch and was the owner and operator of Cowboy's and Sons wrecking yard. He was a member of Southside Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Edith Barnes Pipes, whom he married February 8, 1958; a son, Steven Pipes of Warren; a daughter, Janet Kelley of Locust Bayou (Calhoun County); a brother, Dwight Pipes of Newport; two sisters, Frances Braswell of Springfield, Tennessee, and Nell Castleberry of Warren; three grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Frazer's Funeral Home at Warren with the Rev. Troy Harris officiating. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery near Warren. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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James Burton Porter - Pine Bluff Commercial, Sept. 19, 2000 James Burton Porter, 76, of Star City, died September 18, 2000, at Gardner Nursing Center at Star City. He was born June 23, 1924, at Hampton, a son of the late James Asbery Porter and Clyde Eli Hines Porter. He was a former resident of Gould. He was a member of Calvary Assembly of God of Star City. He was a retired business agent of the Labors International Union. Survivors include his wife, Vernell S. Porter; a son, John Porter of Gould; a daughter, Mary Midkiff of Little Rock; and five grandchildren. Graveside service will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Walnut Lake Cemetery at Dumas with the Rev. Kevin Wisecarver officiating. Burial will be handled by Griffin Funeral Home at Dumas.

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RICHARD REID, SR. The funeral for Richard G. Reid, Sr. 81, of Cornerville, who died Wednesday, September 11, 1963 at his home, was today at the Cornerville Baptist Church by Rev. Dale Gentry, pastor of Shell's Chapel Presbyterian Church. Burial was in Hickory Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers were A.G. Miller, Woodrow Vick, Winfred Vick, Ewell Newton, Clinton Newton and V.K. Stephens.

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LINCOLN LEDGER, December 13, 2000, page 8 Shakira Rhodes, 2 month-old daughter of Evonda Ivory and Bryant Rhodes, both of Monticello, died Sunday, December 3, 2000 at Drew Memorial Hospital at Monticello. She was born September 7, 2000, at Monticello. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Breunia Rhodes and Briunia Rhodes; a grand mother, Betty Rhodes; a great-grandfather, Jimmy Fells. Other survivors include a sister, Stephanie Rhodes of Monticello; three brothers, Dontea Rhodes, Devontea Rhodes and Bryant Rhodes JR., all of Fordyce; paternal grandparents, Edward and Leslie Rhodes of Monticello; maternal grandparents, Joann Fells of Monticello and Lawrance Ivory of Star City; and maternal great-grandmother, Mollie Fells of Dumas. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 9, at Washington Funeral Home at Dumas. Burial was in Person Chapel Cemetery at Meroney (Lincoln County).

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CHARLES RILEY, JR. (10-28-1928 / 9-18-1986) see photo Published Pine Bluff Commercial, September 19, 1986. CHARLES RILEY, JR. Charles Riley, Jr., age 57, of Pine Bluff, died Thursday. He was a retired Comptroller at the Pine Bluff Arsenal, and a Baptist. Survivors are his wife, Catherine Maupin Riley; four daughters, Terah Magoun of Concord, California, Lynn Thompson of Springdale, LuAnn Kenward of Pine Bluff, and Kim Worthen of Grapevine (Grant County); two sisters, Mary Lou Smith of Springfield, Missouri, and Peggy Reichard of Mount Joy, Pennsylvania; and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. at Ralph Robinson & Son Mortuary at Pine Bluff. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Frontiers of Faith at Immanuel Baptist Church at Pine Bluff. Note: Charles was son of Esther Ophelia Mullikin Riley and Charles Mitchem Riley. His wife is daughter of Mrs. Erby Cook of Star City, and the late Walter Maupin. Submitted by: [an error occurred while processing this directive], sister.

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CHARLES MITCHEM RILEY (5-4-1901 / 4-26-1974) Published 4-27-2974 Charles Riley, Sr., of 3102 Taft Street, died Friday at Jefferson Hospital. He was a retired automobile mechanic. A native of Hot Springs, he was a son of the late Edgar Mitchem and Fannie H. Wadley Riley. He moved to Pine Bluff as a child, and attended school here. He was employed for many years at Pines Motor Company and later Brown Motor Company prior to his retirement in 1961. Survivors include his wife, Esther O. Mullikin Riley, whom he married in 1925, here; a son, Charles Riley, Jr. of Pine Bluff; three daughters, Mrs. Cecil Welch of Pine Bluff, Mrs. Edgar Smith of Springfield, Missouri, and Mrs. Robert Reichard of Mount Joy, Pennsylvania; a brother, Harry R. Riley of Pine Bluff; 13 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Ralph Robinson & Son Mortuary by Dr. J. C. House. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Pine Bluff. Submitted by [an error occurred while processing this directive], daughter.

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CLAUD RILEY, Retired Carpenter (5-31-1890 / 11-5-1960) see photo Published in Pine Bluff Commercial, 11-6-1960 Pine Bluff--Claud Riley, aged 70, of Pine Bluff, died Saturday night at his home. He was a retired carpenter, and a Baptist. He was born in Searcy and moved to Pine Bluff in 1912. Survivors include a son, Wilber Lee Riley of Pine Bluff; a daughter, Mrs. William Lassiter of Warren; two brothers, Harry Riley of Pine Bluff and Charles Riley of Bryan, Texas; and four grandchildren. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at South Funeral Chapel here by Rev. Robert L. Smith. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Note: He was son of Edgar Mitchem Riley and Fannie Holloway Wadley Riley, and husband of the late Junie Beatrice Mullikin Riley, and a twin to Paul Riley. Paul died in 1914 and is buried at Whitehall Methodist Cemetery in an unmarked grave. Submitted by: [an error occurred while processing this directive], niece.

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ESTHER OPHELIA MULLIKIN RILEY (9-7-1903 / 6-15-1974) Published 6-16-1974 see photo Mrs. Esther O. Mullikin Riley, 70, of 3102 Taft Street, died Saturday at Loma Linda Nursing Home. She was the widow of Charles Mitchem Riley, who died April 26. Born in Star City, she was the daughter of the late Rufus Kendrick and Annie Blassingame (sic-Blasengame) Mullikin. She was a former employee of the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company here, and of Dr. Howard L. Hall. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church and the Phebean Bible Class. Survivors include a son, Charles Riley, Jr. of Pine Bluff, three daughters, Mrs. Cecil Welch of Pine Bluff, Mrs. Edgar T. Smith of Springfield, Missouri and Mrs. Robert C. Reichard of Mount Joy, Pennsylvania; three brothers, R.K. Mullikin Jr, Buck Mullikin, and Jake Mullikin, all of Star City; three sisters, Mrs. Lewis E. Hall and Mrs. Charlie Newman of Star City, and Mrs. Dennis Scifres of Pine Bluff; 13 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at Ralph Robinson & Son Mortuary by Reverend Anton Uth. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Leland Riley, Mac Heird, Dr. Howard L. Hall, Vernon Flake, Jack Sims, Erby Cook, Bill Mayfield and J.P. Blackwell. Note: Mrs Cecil Welch is Mildred Ann Riley Welch. Mrs. Edgar T. Smith is Mary Lou Riley Smith. Mrs. Robert C. Reichard is Peggy Joyce Riley Reichard. Submitted by [an error occurred while processing this directive], daughter.

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MRS. JUNIE RILEY DIES AT HOSPITAL (5-4-1897 / 3-18-1958) see photo Published in Pine Bluff Commercial, 3-19-1958 Mrs. Junie B. Riley, 59, wife of Claud Riley of 1707 13th Street, died early today in a Little Rock Hospital. Mrs. Riley was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frances Mullikin and was born in Lincoln County. She attended school at Star City. She was a Baptist. Survivors include a son, Wilber Lee Riley of Pine Bluff; a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Stuckey of Pine Bluff; a sister, Mrs. Jessie Bates of Star City; and a brother, W.W. of Tulsa. Funeral arrangements will be announced by South Funeral Home. Burial is to be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Note: Junie was born in Feenyville, Star City, Arkansas. She was the daughter of James Francis and Martha J. Blasengame Mullikin. She was mother of two children, Wilber Lee and Dorothy Louise. Memorial Park is located in Pine Bluff, Ark. Submitted by: [an error occurred while processing this directive], niece.

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NEZZIE R. ROGERS - LINCOLN LEDGER, OCTOBER 25, 2000 Nezzie R. Rogers, 96, of Hot Springs, formerly of Star City, died Friday, October 20, 2000 at Hot Springs. She was reared in Lincoln County, the daughter of William Mack Hamilton and Ola Ollie Robinson Hamilton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Allie V. Rogers, on December 13, 1999. She was also preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters. Survivors include two sons, A.V. Rogers of Fields Landing, California and Earl Rogers of Fort Worth, Texas; two daughters, Jeanne Culp of Riverview, Florida and Doris Rogers of Hot Springs; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Memorial services were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 24 in the Star City Church of Christ with Carl Gene Holloway officiating. The body was cremated. Arrangements were made by Davis-Smith Funeral Home of Glenwood, Arkansas.

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RUFUS M. ROGERS. Published Pine Bluff Graphic, September 10, 1910 Rufus M. Rogers, who lived out near the Lincoln and Cleveland County line, died this week. He was one of Lincoln’s oldest and most prominent citizens. He was about 82 years old, and leaves a host of relatives to mourn his loss---Lincoln County Ledger. Note: Rufus M. Rogers, 2-13-1829 / 9-1-1910 buried Old Palmyra Cemetery, Lincoln County, Arkansas Submitted by Walt. walt123@seark.net

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Jack Ross, 81, of Russellville died Friday, March 9, at Legacy Lodge Nursing Center. Born August 9, 1919, at Palmyra, he was the son of the late Jack Porter and Bertha Fish Ross. He was a graduate of Star City High School and attended Monticello A&M (now University of Arkansas-Monticello). He served for more than 5 years during World War II, three of which were with the 89th Station Hospital in the Philippines and Australia. He was a retired sales representative for Ortho Chemicals and after retirement worked in real-estate sales. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Star City. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Mary Bradley Ross; two sisters, Grace Stone and Ruby Vick both of Star City; two sisters-in-law, Juanita Davis of Russellville and Opal Smith of El Dorado; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Elmwood Cemetery in Morrilton, with Rev. George Domerese officiating. Burial will be under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Association, Western Arkansas Chapter, Fort Smith Executive Center, 322 North Greenwood Avenue, Fort Smith 72901.

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Pruitt Austin Russ, 78, of Grady, died Monday, October 18, 2004, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. He was born November 15, 1925, in Star City, a son of the late Henry Thomas and Lucy Burns Russ. He was a Navy veteran of WWII, serving in the South Pacific, a gin operator, a former Chief of Police for Grady Police Department, and a Lincoln County Deputy Sheriff. He was a member of the American Legion, and a Baptist. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Lorean Whipple and Bivin Gibson. Survivors are his wife, Evelyn Sue Russ of Star City; two daughters, Claudette Alexander of Star City and Janette Fuller of Conway; a sister, Faye Appling of Pine Bluff, and four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Mr. Russ will be laid to rest in the Best Cemetery at Star City.

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Raymond Cole Ryall, 97, of Star City, formerly of Pine Bluff, died March 21, 2000, at Gardner Nursing Home at Star City. He was born February 20, 1903, at Star City, a son of the late Asberry Crawford Ryall and Virginia Cole Ryall. He was reared and educated at Star City, and was a resident of Pine Bluff for many years. He owned and operated service stations at several locations around Pine Bluff and retired in 1970. He was a member of the Quapaw Masonic Lodge Number 730 and Lakeside United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mae Etta Nobles Ryall; a daughter, Betty Ryall Carty; two brothers; and seven sisters. Survivors include three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be 10:30 Friday at Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Charles Murry officiating. Arrangements are being handled by the Charles E. Fuller Funeral Company at Pine Bluff.

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Peggy Sanchez - Pine Bluff Commercial, October 6, 2000 Peggy Joann Newman Sanchez, 58, of Edgewood, New Mexico, died October 5, 2000, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center at Pine Bluff. She was born in Lincoln County on March 18, 1942, a daughter of Roy Newman and Joyce Bolen Newman of Star City. She was a Catholic. She was a retail sales clerk and loved needlepoint and horses. She was the widow of Fabian Sanchez, who died on July 22, 1999. Other survivors include a son, Daniel Sanchez of Edgewood; two daughters, Debra Sanchez and Janet Sisneros, both of Albuquerque, New Mexico; three brothers, Paul Wayne Newman of Woodlawn and Melvin Newman and Kenneth Newman, both of Star City; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Griffin Funeral Home at Star City with the Rev. Doney Blackerby officiating. Burial will be in Newman Cemetery near Star City. The family will be at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. today.

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EARMER LEE SANDERS 2/29/2000 YORKTOWN -- Funeral, Earmer Lee Sanders, 75, of Yorktown, Ark., died Feb. 29, will be Saturday, 12 noon, Polk's Chapel Baptist Church, Yorktown. Burial in Lincoln Memorial Cemetery at Varner, Ark. Survivors: stepmother; two daughters -- Gean Lambert, Carrie Morland -- both of Yorktown; stepdaughter, two brothers, five sisters. Arrangements by Perry Funeral Home, Pine Bluff.

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DENNIS ROSS SCIFRES (8-7-1922 / 5-1-1980) Published 5-2-1980 see photo Dennis Ross Scifres, 57, of 106 Whitehall Road, died Thursday at Jefferson Hospital. He was born in Garnett, son of the late John and Effie A. Scott Scifres. He was retired from the Pine Bluff Arsenal Fire Department, and was assistant chief of the White Hall Volunteer Fire Department. He served in the Army during World War II, and was a member of the American Veterans and the White Hall American Legion. He was a member of the Redfield Masonic Lodge 700 and a member of Canaan Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Margaret Mullikin Scifres; a son, Jimmie Leron Scifres of Pensacola, Florida; a brother, Elton Leroy Scifres of Jackson, Mississippi; and two grandchildren. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Hale-South Funeral Home by Reverend Robert Oden and Reverend Lori Poyner. Burial will be in Holly Springs Cemetery near Star City. Pallbearers will be Benny England, Emmit Crawford, E.E. Wentz, Palmer Boast, Ned Tomboli, Kirby Richardson, Richard Lee Ashcraft, Claude Albey and O.T. Plunkett. The family will be at the home at 106 White Hall Road. Submitted by: [an error occurred while processing this directive], cousin.

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Jimmie Leron SCIFRES (2-28-1946 / 5-23-1999) Published 5-24-1999 see photo Jimmie L. Scifres, of 106 White Hall Avenue, died May 23, 1999, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. He was born February 18, 1946 at Pine Bluff, a son of Margaret Mullikin Scifres of Pine Bluff and the late Dennis Scifres. He worked as a papercutter for Central Maloney. He attended Bethany Baptist Church at Pine Bluff. He was in the Navy Reserves and had been accepted in the Naval Academy. He was a ham radio operator and his call letters were WB4PKW. When he lived in Florida, he informed people on the status of hurricanes when phones were out. He was a member of ARRL and IBEW Union. He enjoyed camping, canoeing, swimming, horses, and enjoyed making friends. Other survivors include two daughters, Susan Scifres of New Orleans and Stephanie Scifres of Fort Worth, and a grandchild. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today with John Saunders officiating. Burial will be in Holly Springs Cemetery at Star City. Submitted by [an error occurred while processing this directive], cousin.

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JESSE LEVI SCOTT (11-20-1869 / 6-12-1959) Jesse L. Scott, 89, of Star City, died yesterday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Estelle Stewart of Monticello. A retired farmer and merchant, he lived most of his life in Lincoln County. He was a member of the Baptist Church, the Oddfellows and Woodman of the World. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Lula Vick McGraw Scott, of Star City; seven sons, Mansfield and John Scott of Star City, Leo Scott of Booneville, Ben Scott of Harligen, Tex., Frank Scott of Crossett and T.J. Scott of Pine Bluff; five other daughters, Mrs. Addie Scifres, Mrs. Birdie Bea Dancer and Mrs. Oleta Calhoun of Star City; Mrs. Marie McMurtrey of Kingsland and Mrs. Lula Caldwell of Lake Village; and 65 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. tomorrow at Holly Springs Church near Star City by the Rev. A.J. Wall and the Rev. Doyle Temple. Burial will be in Holly Springs Cemetery by Stevenson Funeral Home of Monticello.

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LULA VICK McGRAW SCOTT (7-15-1876 / 11-29-1962) Mrs. Lula Vick McGraw Scott, 86,died this morning at a rest home here. She was a member of the Holly Springs Baptist Church. Survivors include seven sons, Leo, Mansfield and John Scott of Star City, Ben Scott of Harligen, Tex., Frank Scott of Lake Village, Victor Scott of Crossett and T.J. Scott of Pine Bluff; six daughters, Mrs. Addie Scifres, Mrs. Birdie Dancer and Mrs. Oleta Calhoun of Star City, Mrs. Estelle Steward of Monticello, Mrs. Marie McMurtry of Kingsland and Mrs.Lula Caldwell of Lake Village; 41 grandchildren; and 52 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Holly Springs Baptist Church near here by Rev. Doyle Temple and Rev. Connan Doyle. Burial will be in Holly Springs Cemetery by Buie Funeral Home of Star City. Pallbearers will be pallbearers.

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Alice Hines Shelton - Pine Bluff Commercial, Friday, June 24, 1988 Page 6A ALICE SHELTON RISON - Funeral services for Alice G. Hines Shelton, 63, of Star City, who died Tuesday (June 21, 1988) at Rison Nursing Center here, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Ollie Missionary Baptist Church at Meroney with the Rev. Floyd Robinson officiating. Burial will be in St. Ollie Cemetery by Davis Funeral Home of Dermott. Born in Lincoln County on November 21, 1924. She was a daughter of James Hines of the Tarry community and Eliza Spencer Hill of Altheimer. She was a member of St. Ollie Missionary Baptist Church. Other survivors include her husband, Ben Shelton of Star City; six sons: the Rev. Wiley Shelton of Star City, Albert Shelton and Willie Shelton, both of San Diego, and Jack Shelton, James Shelton and Johnny Shelton, all of the Tarry community; five daughters: Rosie L. Anderson of Memphis, Aggie Polk of Pine Bluff, Flora Mae Barrett of Atlanta, Mary Shelton of Kansas City and Alzalee Whaley of Star City; a stepson: J.B. Shelton of Detroit; two stepdaughters: Roberta Washington of Kansas City and Naomi Shelton of Oakland, California; a sister: Laura Mae Anderson of Pine Bluff, 50 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son: Ben Shelton, Jr. who died in 1949. Submitted by: [an error occurred while processing this directive], cousin.

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JAMES SHELTON (1-6-1946 / 3-4-1997)James (Big Hand) Shelton, Sr.- Obituary - Pine Bluff Commercial - March 1997 Funeral services for James "Big Hand" Shelton, 51, of 7909 Princeton Pike, who died March 4, 1997 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Ollie Baptist Church at Yorktown (Meroney) with Floyd Robertson officiating. Burial will be in St. Ollie Cemetery by Christian Way Funeral Home. He was born January 6, 1946 at Yorktown and was a son of Ben Shelton of Yorktown and the late Alice Hines Shelton. He was the owner of Shelton Brothers Trucking Company and a member of Motley Chapel Church.  Other survivors inclued his wife, Stephany (Taylor) Shelton of Pine Bluff; six sons, James Shelton, Jr., Aaron Shelton, Tyrone Shelton, and Felton Earl Singleton, all of Pine Bluff, Randy Shelton of Michigan and Kim Shelton of Las Vegas; a stepson: Kenneth Oglesby, Jr. of Pine bluff; six daughters: Jackie Shelton, Kim Shelton, Annie Shelton, Nikaki Shelton, Tonia Ailsworth and Elaine Shelton, all of Pine Bluff; a stepdaughter:  Lakendra Oglesby of Pine Bluff; six brothers: Jack Shelton and Wiley Shelton, both of Tarry, Willie Shelton and Albert Shelton, both of San Diego, J. B. Shelton of Detroit, Johnny Shelton of Kansas City; nine sisters: Roberta Young, Mary Shelton, Geraldine Dunn and Naomi Shelton, all of Kansas City, Aggie Polk of Phoenix, Flora Barrett of Augusta, Georgia, Deloris Rice of Tarry, Azalee Whaley of Star City and Rosie Lee Autom of Memphis; grandparents: Elize Hills of Altheimer and Irene Hines of Grady; and 24 grandchildren. Visitation is scheduled for today from 2 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home. (James Shelton was preceded in death by 2 brothers: Ben Shelton, Jr. (1949) and Accie Shelton (1963); and 1 sister: Lenora)

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Mamie Evans Shelton - Pine Bluff Commercial- May 1983 MRS. SHELTON Funeral services for Mrs. Mamie Lee Shelton, 40 (39), of the Tarry community in Lincoln (Jefferson) County, who died (Saturday) April 30, 1983 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Belmont Baptist Church in the Moscow community by Davis Funeral Home of  Dermott. Burial will be in Moscow. Survivors include her husband: James Shelton, Sr.; three sons: James Shelton Jr., Terry Shelton, and Aaron Shelton, all of Tarry; five daughters: Elaine Shelton, Jacqueline Shelton, Kim Shelton, Nakia Shelton, and Amy Shelton, all of Tarry; her father, Roosevelt Evans Sr. of Little Rock; a brother: Roosevelt Evans Jr., of Tarry; and her grandmother, Mrs. Fedosia Thornton of Tarry. Mamie Lee Evans married James (Big Hand) Shelton in June 1968 in Lincoln County. She was born October 2, 1943.

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Henry Fulton "Jr." Shumake Jr. (1927 / 12-13-1999) STAR CITY-- Henry Fulton "Jr." Shumake Jr., 72, of Star City died at his home Monday. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Griffin Funeral Chapel in Star City with burial at Butler/Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are by Griffin Funeral Service of Star City. NOTE: Brother-in-law of Herman Bates. He is married to Jeral Dean Shumake.

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Ivy William Sims - LINCOLN LEDGER, JANUARY 10, 2001, PAGE 9 Ivy William Sims, 82, of Star City, died Tuesday, Jan. 2. 2001, at Gardner Nursing Home at Star City. He was born March 24, 1918, at Cedar Hill, Tx., a son of the late Claude and Ruby Jones Sims. He was a member of the Church of Christ at Grady and a welder. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Sims; a sister, Frances Deismond; and four brothers, Milton Sims, Bill Sims, Donnie Sims and Vernon Sims. Survivors include his wife, Juanita Eagle Sims of Star City; four sons, Jimmy Sims of Cedar Hill, Tx., Philben Sims of Richardson, Tx., Ivy Ray Sims of Garland, Tx. And Ronnie Sims of Star City; two daughers, Lois Dobson of Ash Flat and Nelda L. Olivia of Pharr, Tx.; one brother, Bobby Sims of Cedar Hill, Tx.; one sister, Orlene McMillan of Grand Prairie, Tx.; 13 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5 at Griffin Funeral Service Chapel at Star City with Ed Dye officiating. Burial was in Drake Cemetery near Star City. Pallbearers were Billy Sims, Scott Sims, Stevie Sims, Chad Sims, Brett Staggs, and Mike Dobson.

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Amy Willene Hilburn Smith, 69, of Gould, died in Star City on Monday, January 17, 2000 at Gardner Nursing Center. Services 11 a.m. Thursday in the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel. She was a member of Richland Baptist Church and a retired bookkeeper. Memorials may be made to the donor's charity of choice. Arrangements by Griffin Funeral Home, Dumas, Arkansas.

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CORA IDA FEENY BLASENGAME SMITH (1-27-1878 / 2-28-1956) Lincoln County Native Star City: Mrs. Cora Smith, 78, of the Butler Community died yesterday at her daughter’s home where she had lived for the past 35 years. She was born in Lincoln County and was the former Cora Feeny. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Harvey Melton of Coos Bay, Oregon, and Mrs. George Gillespie of the Butler Community; one sister, Mrs. John Morrison of Star City; 15 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held today in the Butler Church by Ray Floyd of Glendale. Burial was in the Butler Cemetery by Buie Funeral Home of Star City. Active pallbearers were Leo Meeks, Doyle Tucker, Robert Cocrell, Grover Butler, Gene Rice and Bud Rice. Note: Burial was in Butler/Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

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MRS. SPENCER - Pine Bluff Commercial, Wednesday, March 31, 1976. Mrs. Agnes Wynne (sic Wynn) Spencer, 63, of McGehee (Ark.), died Monday at Jefferson Regional Hospital. She was the wife of George W. Spencer. She was a Baptist. Other survivors include a brother, Lester Wynne (sic Wynn) of Missouri; and seven sisters, Mrs. Vera Kelley of Florida, Mrs. Hazel Hooks and Mrs. Lucille Wirsing of Texas, Mrs. Alene Sims of Missouri, Mrs. Frances Smith of McGehee, Mrs. Janice Garcia of Revenden (Lawrence County, Ark.) and Mrs. Maudy Johnson of Hot Springs. Funeral services were today at the Piney Hill Free Will Baptist Church near Star City. Burial will be in Heflin Cemetery by Dupwe and Sons Funeral Home of McGehee. Note: Agnes Wynn Spencer was daughter of Columbus Irvin and Chester Irene Mullikin Wynn.

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LUDY SPURLOCK - Pine Bluff Commercial, Friday, February 26, 1993 Star City: Ludy Levenia Blasengame Spurlock, 92, of Star City, died February 24, 1993, at Gardener (sic Gardner) Nursing Home. Born March 14, 1900, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late George Thompson and Levenia Spharler Thompson. She was a member of Calvary Assembly of God of Star City. Survivors include two sons, Loyd Blasengame of Fort Worth and Floyd Blasengame of Marysville, Washington; three daughters, Nellie Saunders of Kingman, Arizona and Iris Shelby and Annie Jones, both of Star City; 25 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and 18 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at Griffin Funeral Home of Star City. Burial will be in Heflin Cemetery near Star City.

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LELA MAE CHANCE STEPHENS - LINCOLN LEDGER, January 31, 2001, page 9 Lela Mae Chance Stephens, 93, of Cornerville (Lincoln County), died Tue. Jan. 30, 2001, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center at Pine Bluff. Born Feb. 4, 1907 in Drew County, she was a daughter of the late Daniel E. and Laura Jane Cline Chance. She had been a member of the Cornerville Methodist Church, later of the Star City First United Methodist Church. She was the widow of Oren Stephens. She and her husband owned the Stephens General Merchandise Store at Cornerville and she later worked at Beard Drug at Star City. Survivors include two sons, Lloyd W. Stephens of Fayetteville and Ralph W. Stephens of Houston, Texas; two brothers, M.V. “Pug” Chance of Camden and Obie Chance of Dallas, Texas; two sisters, Nell Bostian of Monticello and Julia Tucker of Cornerville; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday, Feb. 2 at 2:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church at Star City with Brother Carness Vaughn officiating. Burial will be in Cornerville Cemetery by Griffin Funeral Service of Star City. Visitation will be Thursday, Feb. 1 between 5:30 and 8:00 p.m.

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Published, Lincoln Ledger, April 12, 2000 CHARLEY EUGENE STONE (12-12-1900/4-8-2000) Charley Eugene Stone, 99, of Glendale (Lincoln County), died Saturday, April 8, 2000, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center at Pine Bluff after a brief illness. He was born December 12, 1900, at Palmyra (Lincoln County), a son of the late Thomas R. and Flora Case Stone. He was a member of Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church at Glendale. He was a retired farmer and had worked for the Mississippi River Fuel Corporation for 29 years. He was preceded in death by a son, Ross Eugene Stone; a daughter, Matha Lynn Stone; two grandsons, David Ross Walters and Carrol Eugene Snyder; three brothers, and two sisters. Survivors include his wife, Grace Ross Stone of Glendale, whom he married June 26, 1927; a son, Charles Thruman Stone of Glendale; a daugher, Mary Ann Snyder of Green Forest (Carroll County); a sister, Mildred Stone Collie of Virginia; a daughter-in-law, Phyllis Stone of Dallas, Texas; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 11 at Griffin Funeral Service Chapel with Brother Michael Powell and Brother Tom Lamb officiating. Burial was in Shady Grove Cemetery at Glendale. Pallbearers were Herman Logue, Dale Trussell, Bill Tom Searcy, Frank Long, Roger Haskins, Loyd Morgan, Don Owen and Jack Daniel Stewart. Honorary pallbearers were Franklin Long, David Logue and Walter Hale.

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WILLIAM CODY STRAUGHN 8/25/1989-2/14/2000 STAR CITY -- William Cody Straughn, 10, of Star City died Feb. 14, 2000. He was born in Monticello, Ark., on August 25, 1989, to William and Nancy Davis Straughn, also of Star City. Cody was a fifth grade student at Jimmy Brown Elementary School in Star City. He was a member of the AWANA's at the Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in Gould. He played football on the Big Blue Pee Wee Football team in Star City. Cody loved to swim, hunt and fish. His survivors include two sisters, Ashley Straughn of Pine Bluff and Angie Collins of Monticello; maternal grandparents, Calvin and Euelene Davis of Lake Village; paternal grandparents, Thomas and Jan Murphy of Star City; paternal great-grandmother, Leatrice Liedtke of Monticello; paternal great-grandfather, Artie Straughn of Monticello; two nieces, Haley Pryor and Britney Collins. He was preceded in death by a brother, Wayne Hill, and his grandfather, Olith Straughn. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Feb. 16, at 2 p.m. at Griffin Funeral Chapel in Star City. Burial will be at Lone Sassafras Cemetery near Monticello. Arrangements were made by Griffin Funeral Service of Star City.

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MRS. MARTHA STUCKEY (1860 / 6-11-1960) Mrs. Martha Stuckey of Meroney died yesterday (June 11, 1960) at Davis Hospital. Survivors include six daughters, Mrs. Leatrice Shelton, Mrs. Melbine Chatman, and Mrs. Josie Johnson of Chicago, Ill., Mrs. Estella Johnson of Meroney, and Dora and Elizabeth Stuckey of Meroney; and two sons, Clarence and Charley Stuckey of Gould. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Perry Funeral Home. Note: Burial St. Ollie Cemetery, Lincoln County, Arkansas

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CLARA NOVIE SUMMERFORD - LINCOLN LEDGER, February 21, 2001, Page 9 Clara Novie Summerford, 85, of Star City, died Mon., Feb. 19., 2001, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center at Pine Bluff. Born April 16, 1915 in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late Joshua and Clara Eva Dodds Robertson. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin F. "Ben" Summerford. Survivors include two sons, Charles Summerford of Arkadelphia and James Summerford of Gould; one daughter, Ginger Calloway of Pine Bluff; three sisters, Clarene McFalls of Star City, Ola Stewart and Winnie Dennington, both of Texarkana; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at Griffin Funeral Service Chapel with Brother J.C. Patterson officiating. Burial will be in Holly Springs Cemetery in the Little Garnett Community. Pallbearers will be David Willard, Al Summerford, Tommy Summerford, Chris Dulin, Johnny McGraw and Burl Dean Robertson. Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wed. night at the funeral home. The family requests that memorials be made to the American Diabetes Association.

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HENRY SWIFT JR., 99, of Gould, died March 14, 1998, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. He was born on January 4, 1899, at Watson, a son of the late Henry Clay Swift Sr. and Clara Brown Swift. He was a member of St. Harmony Missionary Baptist Church at Meroney. He was a member of the Deacon Board and was a general director emeritus for the Lincoln and Drew County Singing Convention. He was a former Sunday School superintendent and a Sunday School teacher. He was a farmer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene Coleman Swift. There are no immediate survivors. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church at Gould with the Rev. C.L. Washinton officiating. Burial will be in Lincoln Memorial Lawn at Varner by Brown Funeral Home of Dumas. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will be at the church Saturday at 10 a.m. The family will be at Dorothy Huskey's home at Gould.

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MRS. H.H. TARVER (1-24-1844 / 7-25-1920) Pine Bluff Daily Graphic, Sunday July 25, 1920 Mrs. H. H. Tarver, aged 77, died at her home at Star City yesterday morning at 9:30. Captain and Mrs. Tarver had been residents of Star City for the past 47 years and were of one of the best known and liked families of Lincoln County. Mrs. Tarver was a member of the Methodist Church of Star City. Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, J. W. Tarver of Pine Bluff, and three daughters, Mrs. F.D. Waters of Yorktown, Mrs. B. Lucas and Mrs. Will M. McGehee of Pine Bluff. The funeral will be held from the home at 10 o'clock this morning by the Rev. M.C. Barrett. The body will be interred in the Geflin (sic Heflin) Cemetery near Star City. Note: Mrs. Tarver's name was Mary Ann Tarver, and Mr. Tarver was Henry Heartwell Tarver.

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Pine Bluff Commercial, January 21, 2005 GOULD -- Arthur Lee "Slim" Taylor, 76, of Gould, died Jan. 13 at Delta Memorial Hospital at Dumas. He was born July 28, 1928, at Dumas, a son of the late Congress Taylor and Aslee Harden. Survivors include one son, Ray A. Taylor of St. Louis; two daughters, Regina Taylor of Los Angeles and Florasteen Owens of Fort Smith; four stepsons, George Stitch of Pine Bluff, Glen Stitch of Killeen, Texas, Frank Stitch of Atlanta and Willie Stitch of Chicago; two stepdaughters, Doris Stitch and Joyce Stitch, both of Killeen; three sisters, Ether Lean Taylor and Doris Smith, both of Gould, and Rebecca Washington of San Diego; his caregiver, Janet Coleman of Gould; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today at First Baptist Church at Gould with the Rev. G.H. Toney officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery at Gould by Davis Strickland Funeral Home at Dermott.

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Friday May 26, 2000 STAR CITY -- Funeral services for Beulah Dunlap Taylor, 98, Star City, Ark., who died May 21, will be Saturday, 11 a.m., Bright Star Baptist Church at Tarry. Burial, Bright Star Cemetery at Tarry, Ark., by Perry Funeral Home. There is no immediate family.  From the Arkansas Gazette.

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Vernice Taylor - Pine Bluff Commercial, November 18, 2000 Vernice S. Taylor, 85, of Star City, died November 17, 2000, at Gardner Nursing Home at Star City. She was born January 5, 1915, in Lincoln County, a daughter of the late Jasper Smith and Cora Smith. She was a member of Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church at Palmyra and was reitred from the Pine Bluff Arsenal where she was a cook. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Jessie Montgomery and Richard J. Taylor; and a son, Jessie Troy Montgomery. Survivors include a daughter, Cora Ann Montgomery Bumpass of Star City; two brothers, Eugene Smith of Sellersburg, Indiana, and Vaughn Smith of Litchfield, Illinois; a sister, Geraldine Robertson of Star City; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Griffin Funeral Service at Star City with Eugene Miller officiating. Burial will be in Palmyra Cemetery. The family will be at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. today.

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RALEIGH TEER JR. - Pine Bluff Commercial, 9-10-2000 Raleigh Teer Jr., 75, of Star City, died Friday (9-8-2000) at his home. He was born August 23, 1925, at Pine Bluff, a son of the late Raleigh S. Teer and Kate Baugh Teer. He was a retired welder for Central Moloney Incorporated and a veteran of World War II. He was a member of Yorktown First Baptist Church at Yorktown (Lincoln County). He was preceded in death by a brother, Scottie Teer and a granddaughter, Sherrie Teer. Survivors include his wife, Ollie Foster Teer of Star City; two sons, John Teer of Maumelle and Kerry Teer of Star City; a daughter, Kathy Dew of Star City; two sisters, Kathryn Tucker of Benton and Jane Dodds of Star City; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and one step-great-granddaughter. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Griffin Funeral Service at Star City with the Revs. Coy Camp and Robert Green officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.

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D’Juan Trayon Tensley - LINCOLN LEDGER, December 27, 2000, Page 7 D’Juan Trayon Tensley, infant son of Curtis Tensley and NaToya Maddox of Star City, was born and died Thursday, December 21, 2000, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center at Pine Bluff. Others survivors include his maternal grandparents, Theodis Maddox Jr. and Lynda Maddox of Star City; and his paternal grandparents, Lee and Lenora Tensley of Star City. Graveside services were at noon Saturday, December 23, 2000 at Mt. Nebo Cemetery at Star City by P.K. Miller Mortuary of Pine Bluff.

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RANDY TENSLEY, 24, of Gould, died March 12, 2000, at Delta Memorial Hospital at Dumas from injuries received in a stabbing. He was born January 25, 1976, at Gould, a son of Willie Davis and Barbara Tensley of Gould. He graduated from Gould High School in 1996. Other survivors include a daughter, Iapassion Tensley of Dumas; two brothers, Marcus Tensley and Rodney Tensley, both of Gould; and a grandfather, Ealker Walker of Gould. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Gould High School Gym. The wake will be 5 to 6 p.m. today at Washington Funeral Home with the Rev. Kenneth Harris officiating. Burial will be in Lincoln Memorial Cemetery at Varner. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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MARVIN THOMPSON - Pine Bluff Commercial, March 7, 2000 Marvin C. Thompson, 72, of Star City, died March 6, 2000, at his home. He was born March 11, 1927, at Star City, a son of the late Nealy Thompson and Effie Spharler Thompson. He retired after 40 years from Frizzell Farms, where he worked in a cattle operation. He was a member of First Assembly of God Church at Star City. He was also a member of the Lincoln County Chapter of the Arkansas Cattleman's Association. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Hudson Thompson; a daughter, Gwen Dowdy of Star City; a twin brother, Garvin L. Thompson of Star City; a sister, Lois S. Jones of Star City; and a grandson. The funeral will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Assembly of God Church with Lester Burton officiating. Burial will be in Hickory Grove Cemetery at Star City by Griffin Funeral Service of Star City. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to First Assembly of God at Star City or the Leukemia Society of America.

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Mabel Throneberry - Published in the Pine Bluff Commercial Mabel Rash Throneberry, 80, of Monticello, died June 4, 2000, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. She was born May 15, 1920, at Dermott, a daughter of the late Floyd Rash and Minnie Johnson Rash. She was a Baptist. Survivors include four sons, Robert Throneberry of Sheridan, Carl Throneberry of Monticello, James Mansfield of Searcy, Jimmy Mansfield of St. Francesville, Louisiana; a daughter, Barbara Boedigheimer of Clarksville, Tennessee; a brother, Clarence Stover of Dermott; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today at Butler Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Star City with J.C. Patterson officiating. Arrangements are made by Griffin Funeral Service at McGehee.

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TIM THROCKMORTON - Published in the Pine Bluff Commercial Timothy Ray Throckmorton, 14, of Star City, died June 3, 2000, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. He was born December 16, 1985, at Galveston, Texas, a son of Bobby Ray Throckmorton of Rosenburg, Texas, and Cheryl Throckmorton of Clear Lake, Texas. He attended Star City Schools where he had completed the eighth grade. Other survivors include two sisters, Brandy Throckmorton and Dawn Nichole Throckmorton, both of Texas; and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Thomas of Millican, Texas, Peggy Lakin and John Haines, both of Star City. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Drake Cemetery near Star City with Herbert "Buddy" Greenway officiating. Arrangements were made by Griffin Funeral Service at Star City. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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ELNORA TONEY ELNORA TONEY of Grady died April 23, 2000, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center at Pine Bluff. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Perry Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

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CLYDE TUCKER - LINCOLN LEDGER, November 8, 2000 Clyde Tucker, 86, of 4803 Kisatchie, Pine Bluff, died Friday, November 3, 2000 at Little Rock VA Hospital. Born August 1, 1914 at Griffith Springs (Lincoln County), he was a son of the late James Young Tucker Sr. and Mattie Estelle Shumake Tucker. He was reared and received his early education in Lincoln County. He moved to Pine Bluff in 1939. He served in the US Navy during World War II. He worked as a heavy equipment operator for the Jefferson County Road Department for 30 years, retiring in 1976. He was a member of New Harvest Church of God and the American Legion. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jamie Lee Bolen Tucker; a son, Billy Jim Tucker; three sisters, Vera Huckaby, Nova Griffin, and Clara Stoltz; and a brother, J.Y. Tucker, Jr. Survivors include two sons, Jerry Adron Tucker of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Lawrence “Larry” Allen Tucker of Pine Bluff; a daughter, Dorothy Jean Tucker Graham of Sugarland, Texas; a caregiver, Peggy Tucker of Pine Bluff; two brothers, Travis Tucker of Heber Springs and Leon Tucker of Londsdale; two sisters, Louise Granderson of Pine Bluff and Vesta Thrash of Hot Springs Village; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, November 6 at Ralph Robinson & Son Chapel at Pine Bluff. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery. The family requests that memorials take the form of contributions to New Harvest Church of God, 9016 Highway 270, White Hall, Arkansas, 71602.

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MRS. MATTIE TUCKER (1-22-1889 / 5-31-1967) Mrs. Mattie Belle Tucker, 78, of Route 2, died yesterday in Jefferson Hospital. She was the widow of W.S. Tucker. She was a member of New Home Baptist Church. Surviving are two sons, Leonard Floyd and William S. Tucker, both of Pine Bluff; three daughters, Mrs. Eura Mae Johnson of Star City, Mrs. Ethel Smith of El Dorado and Mrs. John J. Tucker of Pine Bluff; two brothers; C.O. Newman of Anderson, Missouri, and Charlie Newman of Star City; a sister, Mrs. Oma Bridges of Compton, California; her stepfather, George Newman of Star City; four stepdaughters, Mrs. Harvey Moore of Pine Bluff, Mrs. Luther Bates of Watson, Mrs. Lennie Branch of Berkeley, California, and Mrs. Gilbert Branch of Peasanton, California; 15 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Friday at (New Home?) Baptist Church by Reverend Frank Glover. Burial will be in Newman Cemetery by Buie Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Carl Floyd, Ray Floyd, Robert Floyd, Carol Floyd, Homer Floyd, Everett Davis and Harold Bounds. Note: Mattie was daughter of late Thomas Jefferson Feagin and Frances Louisa W. Blasengame Feagin Newman

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ROBERT DEWAYNE TUCKER (1956 / 12-26-1999) Star City: Robert Dewayne Tucker, 43, of Star City, died Sunday at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. Services are Turesday at 2 p.m. at Griffin Funeral Chapel in Star City with Bro. Onas Gray officiating. Burial will be at Cornerville Cemetery under the direction of Griffin Funeral Service of Star City.

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AUSTIN TURNER (9-25-1922 / 6-12-1965)Pine Bluff Commercial, Sunday, June 13, 1965 Austin P. Turner, 42, of 2108 East Barraque Street, died at a Little Rock hospital early Saturday morning. He had been ill for several months. He was a retired Air Force Staff Sergeant. He entered the service in the Navy during World War II and after the war enlisted in the Air Force. He retired in 1962 after 20 years of service. Born in Rison, he was reared near Pine Bluff and attended schools in Grady, Arkansas. He was a member of the Second Presbyterian Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mildred Mullikin Turner; his mother, Mrs. G. C. Hicks, two sons, Raymond Eugene Turner and Ronald Weldon Turner; one daughter, Ruth Camille Turner; one brother, John Henry Gardner of Jefferson; and one sister, marie Howard of Pine Bluff. Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Monday at Ralph Robinson and Son Mortuary by Reverend Hervey Lesenby, pastor of Second Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers will be D.L. King, Joe Bean, Ivy Bean, Ollie Jones, Glendon Watson, C.W. Nicholson, Roscoe Michael, Bill O. Harper, and Danny Glenn Monk.

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PAULINE VERDUE Pauline Sizemore Verdue, 90, of Los Polomas, New Mexico, formerly of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, died March 14, 2000, at her home. She was born at Fouke, Arkansas, a daughter of the late Christopher Columbus Sizemore and Belle Lawson Stewart. She was married to the late John Verdue and had resided most of her life in Pine Bluff where she was the alteration lady at Baim's Department Store for 35 years and a charter member of Belair Presbyterian Church. Survivors include a daughter, Raybella Schnyder; two brothers, Calvin Sizemore of San Diego and Charlie Sizemore of El Cajon, California; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. The body was cremated. Burial will be in Heflin Cemetery at Star City, Arkansas. Local arrangements are being handled by Griffin Funeral Service also at Star City.

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Enterned Into Eternal Rest Monday, July 19, 1965
MRS. J. D. WELCH Funeral services for Mrs. J. D. Welch, 56, of Sapulpa, OK will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the First Baptist Church of Sapulpa. Mrs. Welch died at 2:30 p.m. Monday following a long illness. Survivors include her husband; one daughter, Mrs. Pat McDaniel of Sapulpa; two sisters, Mrs. L. C. Clark of El Dorado and Mrs. Sue Cales of Tulsa, Okla.; three brothers, Stark Newman and Roy Newman, both of Star City, and Herbert Newman of Searcy; and one grandchild. The services will be under the direction of the Smith Funeral Home of Sapulpa. Note: Mrs. J. D. Welch was Effie Harriett Newman, born November 5, 1905 in Lincoln County, Star City, AR to Joseph Floyd Newman and Virgie (Spears) Newman. Effie was raised in or around Feenyville. Her birth certificate is a "DELAYED BIRTH CERTIFICATE" which she obtained in 1954. I remember us going down to Feenyville and she got my great uncle, George A. Newman, and another lady, Vida Petty, to come up with when she was born. The date of the birth certificate is September 24, 1905, because So-So's old cow gave birth to her calf at that time. (Isn't this hilarious? They could remember when the calf was born, but not the child!!!) Also, the name is shown as Effie Hanline Newman not Effie Harriett Newman. (And we wonder why we can't find our ancestors!) Effie attended school at Feenyville and also at Star City. Submitted by: Diann McDaniel

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JACK WELCH J. D. Welch, 81, 424 S. Adams, died Tuesday at Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa. Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Smith Funeral Chapel with the Revs. David Houchin and Alvin Hedin officiating. Burial will be at Green Hills Memorial Gardens. (Sapulpa, OK) Mr. Welch was born Aug. 14, 1908, in Cornerville, Ark. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He retired from the Pure Oil Company (Union Oil of California) after 43 years of service. An area resident since 1930, he was a member of the First Baptist Church of Sapulpa, and the Kiefer Masonic Lodge. Survivors include wife, Irene; daughter Diann McDaniel of Sapulpa; two grandchildren; and one great grandchild. NOTE: J. D. was his real name. He was born to Will WELCH and Nancy Ann FRANCISWelch. (I believe Nancy's maiden name was WOOD, as her brother was J. E. "Lige" Wood.) It states on his birth certificate that Nancy had another living child at the time of his birth, but J. D. never mentioned this child. J. D. was married to Effie Harriett NEWMAN of Feenyville, on Oct. 31, 1927 in El Dorado, Union Co., AR who preceeded him in death in 1965. In August, 1966, he married Irene WRAY WILSON, who was the daughter of Preacher G. G. WRAY and Cordelia NALLWray. Irene was raised in Glendale and owned a beauty salon in Pine Bluff. She passed away, January 3, 1999. Submitted by: Diann McDaniel

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MILDRED ANN RILEY WELCH (10-28-1926 / 1-11-1978)  see photo Published Pine Bluff Commercial, 1-12-1978 Mrs. Mildred Riley Welch, 51, of 7605 Dollarway Road, died Wednesday, at her home. She was reared here and graduated from Pine Bluff High School in 1944. She was a retired employee of the Pine Bluff Arsenal. She was a member of Victory Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Cecil Welch, whom she married in 1945; three sons, Dennis Welch of Sheridan; John Welch of Glenwood and Richard Welch of Pine Bluff; two daughters, Mrs. Betty Ann Hutchinson of Fort Worth and Mrs. Cecile Shipman of Pine Bluff; a brother, Charles Riley Jr. of Pine Bluff; two sisters, Mrs. Edgar Smith of Springfield, Mo., and Mrs. Robert Reichard of Mount Joy, Pennsylvania; and 11 grandchildren. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. at Ralph Robinson & Son Mortuary by Reverend Jack Ramsey. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers will be G.A. Welch, Dennis Scifres, Cadel Welch, Leland Riley, Wilber Riley, Ronnie Welch, and Bob Reichard. Note: Daughter of Esther O. Mullikin Riley and Charles Mitchem Riley, and granddaughter of Rufus Kendrick Mullikin, Sr. and Ellen Anne “Annie” Blasengame Mullikin. Submitted by: [an error occurred while processing this directive], sister.

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BOBBY WEST LITTLE ROCK- Bobby G. West, 61, of Little Rock, died March 17, 1998, at University Hospital. He was born on November 11, 1936, at Grady, a son of the Iate Ham West and Charlie Williams West. He was a Baptist. Survivors include three brothers, Earl West of Grady, Yvone West of Earl and Vernon West of Little Rock; and three sisters, Mae Ola West, Pearl Mae Smith and Mary Ann Brown, all of Little Rock. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Damascus Baptist Church at Grady with the Rev. Charlie Williams officiating. Burial will be in Randolph Cemetery at Grady by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

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EMMA C. WESTBROOK - LINCOLN LEDGER, November 29, 2000 Emma Chambliss Westbrook, 95, of Star City, died Wednesday, November 22, 2000 at Gardner Nursing Home at Star City. Born April 23, 1905, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late Henry Clay Chambliss and Laura Collier Chambliss. She was a retail clerk and a member of Newton Chapel Presbyterian Church at Cornerville. Graveside services were held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 25 at Newton Chapel Cemetery at Cornerville with Brother J.C. Patterson officiating. Arrangements were made by Griffin Funeral Services at Star City.

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Eagle Democrat, Warren, AR November 1961 MRS. MINNIE GRACE MCFALLS WHITE, 79, of Warren, died Sunday at a Warren hospital. She was born November 6, 1882, in Lincoln county, but had lived in this area many years. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church, and was the widow of the late Rev. W.P. White. Survivors include six sons, Rev. Stanton White, Wylie White, Dee P. White and Curtis White, all of Warren; Rev. J.E. White of Star City and J.B. White of Cleveland, Miss.; four daughters, Mrs. Roy O'Neal and Mrs. Troy Adams of Warren; Mrs. Josie Livingston of Cleveland, Miss., and Mrs. Jennie Mooney of Canton, Miss.; three brothers, Luther McFalls, Palmer McFalls and J.K. McFalls of Star City; 40 grandchildren and 39 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at Willoughby Free Will Baptist Church by Rev. Henry Brown, Rev. Herman Greenwood and Rev. J.C. Moring. Burial was in Willoughby Cemetery (Bradley County) by Frazer's Funeral Home. Submitted by: Jann Woodard - jann_woodard@yahoo.com

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ALZALEE SHELTON WHALEY - Obituary - Pine Bluff Commercial - Sunday, June 15, 1997, P. 4B Azalee Shelton Whaley, 36. of Star City, died June 11, 1997, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Born September 5, 1960, Yorktown (Lincoln County), she was a daughter of  Ben Shelton and the late Alice Hines Shelton. She was a machine operator for the Levi Factory. She was a Sunday school teacher and a choir member. Survivors include her husband: Robert Earl Whaley, Sr.; a son, Eric Helloms of Star City; two daughters: Erica Michelle Whaley and Angela Marie Whaley, both of Star City; a stepson: Robert Earl Whaley, Jr. of Yorktown; five brothers: J. B. Shelton of Detroit, Jack Shelton and the Rev.Wiley Shelton of Tarry, Albert Shelton of San Diego and Johnny Shelton of Kansas City; eight sisters: Roberta Young, Naomi Taylor, Mary Shelton and Geraldine Dorn, all of Kansas City, Flora Barrett of Augusta, Georgia, Rosie Lee Autmon of Memphis, Aggie Polk of Phoenix and Delois Rice of Tarry; and her grandmother: Elize Hills of Althiemer. Funeral service are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at St. Ollie Baptist Church with the Rev. Melvin Harrison officiating. Burial will be in Lincoln Memorial Lawn at Varner by M. Davis Strickland Funeral Home of Dermott.

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Arthur Chester WHISENHUNT
12/26/1889-7/17/1946
Submitted by whisone@ etxrn.com
Dallas: Arthur C (Whizz) Whisenhunt in the Fair Park Station, a carrier in the Dallas post office since 1921, died in the Veterans Hospital in Lisbon on July 17, 1946.
Services are scheduled for Saturday July 19, in the parlors of Lamar-Smith funeral home in Oak Cliff, with the Rev. Cecil Funk, a fellow letter carrier, and Rev. Presley C. Hand of the East Dallas Baptist Church. Burial in the Veterans'Garden of Laurel Land Memorial Park at Dallas.
Mr. Whisenhunt was born May 27, 1894, to Joseph L Whisenhunt and Leona E (Crotts) Whisenhunt, in Star City, Lincoln County Arkansas.
He was preceded in death by his father Joseph L Whisenhunt, two brothers Joseph E and Fred W. Whisenhunt, three sisters Ollie Maye, Martha E. and Lula E. Whisenhunt.
He is survived by two brothers, John W. and James (Jim) Whisenhunt of Grand Saline: his mother, Mrs. Leona E. (Crotts) Whisenhunt of Silver Lake; his wife, Mirriam O Whisenhunt; a daughter, and two sisters, Mary E. Carpenter of Silver Lake and Mrs. Bessie Oates of Denver Colo.
Mr. Whisenhunt was a member of the American Legion Post No. 275 Oak Cliff and the Odd Fellows. He was a Veteran of the first World War and the Flag Service will performed at the grave by his American Legion buddies.
Pallbeareers are Joe Richardson, L.L. Bullard, W.W. Turner, all retired letter carriers, and J.T. Bolton, Oscar Gleiser and Lyle Graham, Present letter carriers.

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BESSIE (WHISENHUNT) Oates Elkins - 11/4/1899-4/26/1976
Sand Flat: Mrs. Bessie Oates Elkins,76 Grand Saline, Texas are set for 2 p.m. Friday in the English Funeral Home chapel in Mineola with Dr. F.D. Crouch and R.L. Box officiating.
Burial will be in Sand Flat Cemetery in Van Zandt County.
Mrs. Elkins died Wednesday April 26, 1976 in a Tyler hospital after a short illness.
She was a native of Star City, Arkansas, Garrett Community. Born to Joseph Lindsey and Leona Ester (Crotts) Whisenhunt November 4, 1899.
She was a 10-year resident of Smith County, Tx. Moving here from Denver, Colo. She was a retired hospital employee, and a member of the Silver Lake Baptist Church.
Preceded in death by one daughter Lavern Gross. Survivors are one son, Vernon R. Oats of Odessa, one Brother, John Whisenhunt of Grand Saline: One sister, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Carpenter of Grand Saline; three grandchildren. Grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers.

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John William WHISENHUNT
Aug 15,1902/Nov. 1, 1977
Submitted by whisone@ etxrn.com
Grand Saline, Texas. Services for John W. Whisenhunt, 75, Grand Saline are scheduled for 2:P.M. Thursday, at the Sand Flat Baptist Church with Rev. Joe Wilbanks officiating.
Burial will be in San Flat Cemetary in Grand Saline under the direction of Bartley Funeral Home, Grand Saline.
Mr. Whisenhunt died Tuesday morning in the Grand Saline Hospital after a sudden illness.
Mr. Whisenhunt was a native of Star City, Lincoln County Arkansas, born May 27, 1902, to Joseph L Whisenhunt and Leona E (Crotts) Whisenhunt, a long time Grand Saline resident, lived many years in Irving Tx., a member of the Sand Flat Baptist Church, and Woodman of the World.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Irene Whisenhunt of Grand Saline; four sons, Harold Whisenhunt, Irving, James Whisenhunt Fruitvale, and Billy Whisenhunt of Dallas, and Jerry Whisenhunt, New Orleans, La.; three daughters, Faye Marie Douthitt, Yuma, Arz., Cynthia Ann Hall, Grand Saline, and Sue Vanderhoof of Irving; one sister Mrs. Mary Carpenter of Grand Saline; and 16 grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by, Brothers Joseph E Whisenhunt and Fred Warren Whisenhunt, Arthur C Whisenhunt, James J Whisenhunt, four sisters Ollie Mae Whisenhunt, Martha E Whisenhunt, Lula E Whisenhunt, and Bessie Lee Oates Elkins.

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LEONA ESTER WHISENHUNT
12/16/1871-7/25/1962
Submitted by whisone@ etxrn.com
Silver Lake Texas: Mrs. Leona Ester (Crotts) Whisenhunt, 90, died at 5:45 A.M. Wed. July 25, 1962 in her home in Mineola Texas, after a lengthy illness.
Funeral Service will be conducted at 3;00 P.M. Thursday in the Sand Flat Baptist Church, with the Rev. Royce C. Campbell, pastor officiating, assisted by Rev. H.O. Lee of Grand Saline.
Burial will be in the Sand Flat Cemetery under the Direction of English Funeral Home.
Mrs. Whisenhunt was born in Star City Arkansas, Garrett Community, December 16, 1871 to the James Crotts and Martha J. Crotts.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Joseph Lindsey Whisenhunt in 1938: two sons, Joseph E Whisenhunt and Fred Warren Whisenhunt, three daughters Ollie Mae Whisenhunt, Martha E Whisenhunt and Lula E Whisenhunt.
She is survived by two sons, John Whisenhunt, Irving and Jim Whisenhunt of Arp: two daughters Mrs. Mary Carpenter of Silver Lake: 14 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be her grandchildren, Harold Whisenhunt, Jimmie Whisenhunt, Billy Whisenhunt, James Whisenhunt, Bobby Whisenhunt and Vernon Oates.

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Lula E WHISENHUNT
5/27/1894-10/12/1933
Submitted by whisone@ etxrn.com
Sand Flat Texas: Services for Miss Lula Whisenhunt Friday Oct. 13, 1933 she died 10/12/1933 at the home of her parents in the Sand Flat Community, Van Zandt County Texas.
Burial will be in the Sand Flat Cemetery.
Miss Whisenhunt was born May 27, 1894, to Joseph L Whisenhunt and Leona E (Crotts) Whisenhunt, in Star City, Lincoln County Arkansas. She came to the Van Zandt County area with her family in 1919.
She was preceded in death by one brother Joseph E Whisenhunt and two sisters Ollie Mae and Martha E Whisenhunt.
Survivors include her parents Joseph L and Leona E Whisenhunt three brothers, Authur C, John W. and James (Jim) Whisenhunt, two sisters Mary Elizabeth Carpenter, of Silver Lake Texas, and Bessie L Elkins of Sand Flat., many nieces and nephews.

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Joseph Lindsey Whisenhunt
9/27/1867-6/24/1938
Sand Flat: Mr. Joseph Lindsey Whisenhunt died 6/24/1938 in his home at Sand Flat. Burial will be in the Sand Flat Cemetery, Van Zandt County. He was born Sept. 27, 1867, Star City Arkansas to J.W. and Martha C. Whisenhunt. He came to Texas with his family in 1919 from Star City Ark., Garrett Community. He was preceded in death by two sons, Joseph E Whisenhunt and Fred Warren Whisenhunt, three daughters Ollie Mae Whisenhunt, Martha E Whisenhunt and Lula E Whisenhunt. Survived by his wife of 49 years, Leona Ester (Crotts) Whisenhunt. Three sons, Arthur C Whisenhunt, Dallas, James J Whisenhunt, Arp, two daughters Bessie Oates and Mary Carpenter, Silver Lake. Burial will be in the Sand Flat Cemetery.

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WILLIAM AARON WHITE - Pine Bluff Commercial, Sept. 26, 2000 William Aaron White, 93, of Star City, died September 24, 2000, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center at Pine Bluff. He was born on March 29, 1907, a son of the late William Lester White and Elizabeth Jane Boyd White. He was of the Assembly of God faith. He attended Star City High School. He was a carpenter. Survivors include a son, LaVon White of Greenwood (Sebastian County); two daughters, Shirley White McCoy of Texarkana and Eloise White Weatherford of Dumas; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin Funeral Service at Star City with Elmer Byerly officiating. Burial will be in Leek Cemetery at Star City. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today. The family requests memorials be made to Arkansas Children's Hospital, 800 Marshall Street, Little Rock, Arkansas 72202-3591.

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Published date 1-13-2000 Star City: JAMES T. WILLIAMS, 75, of Star City, died at Pendleton Park near Dumas. Services are 3 p.m. Wednesday, at Griffin Funeral Service in Star City. Burial will be at Mountain Home Cemetery near Star City.

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MAXIE D. WOOLEMS, 70, of Star City, died March 20, 2000, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. He was born August 31, 1929, at Maud, Oklahoma, a son of the late Willie Monroe Woolems and Lucy K. Roberts Woolems. He was a retired construction painter and a member of the Brotherhood of Painters Local Number 424. He was of the Pentecostal faith. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Eddie Elmo Woolem and Robert Owen Woolems. Survivors include his wife, Alberta Woolems; two sons, Robert W. Woolems of Star City and James D. Woolems of Pine Bluff; two daughters, Alice K. Burgess and Hazel M. Tillman both of Lucedale, Missouri; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.   Graveside services will be 2:30 p.m. today at Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Jimmy Brown officiating. Arrangements are by Hale-South Funeral Home at Pine Bluff.   The family will be at 2903 Orlando Drive.

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EMANUEL FRANK WYNNE (3-16-1921 / 7-8-1972) Published July 10, 1972 see photo Star City: Funeral services for Frank Wynne, 51, of Arkansas City, who was killed Saturday night near here in a one-car accident, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Pine Hill Baptist Church here. Burial will be in Heflin Cemetery here by Dyer Funeral Home of McGehee. He was a retired dockman for Texas Eastern Inc. He was a veteran of World War II, and the Korean War and was a Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Nettie SindleWynne; a son, Tinker Otis Wynne of Pine Bluff; three stepsons, James William Hackett, Ronnie Hackett and Phillip Ray Hackett, all of McGehee; a daughter, Mrs. Frankie LaVerne Tumey of Lake Village; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Levon Jones of Jerome; a brother, Lester Wynn of Imperial, Missouri; and eight sisters, Mrs. Maudie Weaver of Hot Springs, Mrs. Agnes Spencer of Arkansas City, Mrs. Lucille Wirsing of San Antonio, Texas, Mrs. Mary Frances Wallace of St. Louis, Mrs. Janice Garcia of Jacksonville, Florida, Mrs. Virginia Johnson of Moorhaven, Florida, Mrs. Alene Sims of Centralia, Florida (sic-s/b Missouri), and Mrs Hazel Hooks of Bryan, Texas. Submitted by [an error occurred while processing this directive], cousin.

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MRS. CHESTER IRENE WYNN- Death notice in Arkansas Democrat, Wednesday, September 10, 1930 Pine Bluff, Sept. 9.--Mrs C.I. Wynn, aged 39, died at her home in Furth yesterday morning. She is survived by her husband, a brother, A. J. Mullikin of Pine Bluff; one sister, Mrs. C.H. (sic C.M.) Riley of Pine Bluff, and seven children. Note: Chester was daughter of Rufus Kendrick and Ellen Anne Blasengame Mullikin of Star City. She was wife of Columbus Irvin Wynn. Submitted by: [an error occurred while processing this directive], niece.

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NANCY MAY YARBROUGH - LINCOLN LEDGER, Feb. 21, 2001, Page 9 Nancy May Yarbrough, 52, of Star City, died Monday, Feb. 19, 2001, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center at Pine Bluff. Born March 14, 1948 at Star City, she was a daughter of the late Brother Emery R. and Hazel Green Yarbrough. She was a member of the Southside Missionary Baptist Church at Star City. She was a graduate of Star City High School and a retired store clerk. Survivors include a son, Shawn Yarbrough of Star City; four brothers, Elton Yarbrough of Dallas, Texas; James "Pete" Yarbrough of Mesqute, Texas; Robbie Yarbrough of Mansfield, Louisana and Gene Yarbrough of Star City; two sisters, Marceil Hill of Garland, Texas, and Faye Lampirez of Star City and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21 at Griffin Funeral Service Chapel at Star City with Brother Alan Hagood and Brothr Bill Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Hickory Grove Cemetery near Star City. Pallbearers will be Gene Weast, Mike Crofford, Harry Courtney, Donnie Weast, Raymond Green, Kimmy Socia, Wayne Yarbrough and David Yarbrough.

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Obituary of MARY ADELINE BLASENGAME LOWRY YOUNG as it appeared in the Pine Bluff Commercial, April 16, 2000 MARY YOUNG Mary A. Blasengame Young, 83, of Star City, died April 14, 2000, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. She was born October 17, 1916, in Lincoln County, a daughter of the late Ira (Sic John A.) Blasengame and Rachel Smith Blasengame. She was a member of the First Assembly of God at Star City. She was preceded in death by a son, Rickey Lowry; five brothers, Wade Blasengame, J.D. Blasengame, Alfred Owen, Sim Owen and Jack Owen; and two sisters, Roberta Drake and Nezzie Meroney. Survivors include two sons, Raymond Lowry and James Lowry, both of Star City; two daughters, Juanita Via of Star City and Ann Landys of Granite City, Illinois; a sister, Ruth McEntire of Star City; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Griffin Funeral Service at Star City with Lester Burton officiating. Burial will be in Drake Cemetery. Visitation will be at 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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