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| ABEL HELEN MRS BRYAN 9 24 1909 10 1966 FPARK || 10/03/66 Mrs.Abel's Services Will Be Thursday: Funeral services for Mrs.Helen Abel, 57. of Belle Glade, Fla. will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in Stevens Funeral Home. Rev.Kenneth Vincent will conduct the services. Burial will be in Forrest Park Cemetery. Mrs.Abel was born Sept.24,1909, at Palestine, the daughter of Fannie May Partridge and Walter Lee Bryan. A member of the Palestine Methodist Church, she lived at Palestine for many years before moving to Belle Glade several years ago. She died Monday morning at a hospital in Palm Beach, Fla. Survivors include her husband, W.W.Abel, Sr., of Belle Glade; a son, W.W.Abel Jr. of Lake Worth, Fla.; two daughters, Mrs.Patsy Wooten of Mt.Morrise, Mich., and Mrs. Helen Louise Smith of Grenada, Miss. Her mother, Mrs.Fannie May Bryan of Palestine; three brothers, Billy Bryan of Harrisburg, Pa./Wendell Bryan of Detroit, Mich./and Eugene Bryan of Palestine; a sister, Mrs.Jesse L.McCoy of Palestine, and eight grandchildren. || ADAMS CHARLES T. JR 1936 5 13 2009 CRITTENDEN || Mr. Charles T. Adams Jr., age 73, of Hughes, died Wednesday May 13, 2009, at his home. Mr. Adams was a member of Hughes First Baptist Church and is survived by his wife, Gail Adams of Hughes; three sisters, Dixie LaBruyere Meridian, Miss., Elizabeth Adams of Searcy, and Frances Lane of Hughes and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by a son, Clarke T. Adams. Visitation for Mr. Adams was held Friday May 15, 2009 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis with the service following at 2 p.m. Burial followed in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. The family requests that memorials be sent to the charity of the donor's choice. Published: 2009-05-15 || ALLEN SAMUEL UNK 1823 UNKNOWN || 04/22/1823 ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICEALL persons indebted to the estate of Samuel Allen, deceased, are requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned, administrator of said estate; and all persons having claims against said estate, are requested to present them, properly authenticated, for payment to the subscriber, living at the mouth of Cache, Phillips County, A.T. Wm. Smith, Adm'rApril 22, 1823 || ALLEN WILLIAM O. UNK ABT 1820 UNKNOWN || 04/01/1820 Public Sale We will expose to sale on Saturday, 8th day of April inst. the personal estate of William O. Allen, deceased consisting of a variety of valuable Law and other Miscellaneous Books, - Likewise, Household Furniture and Clothing, On a credit of twelve months for all sums over five dollars, under that, cash, the purchasers giving notes with approved endorsers.Sale to commence at 10 o'clock, precisely, at the Store door of Lewis & Thomas, opposite the printing office. James Scull Eli J. Lewis, Amin'rs. 04/01/1820 NoticeThe undersigned, administrators of William O. Allen, deceased, will, at the above sale, hire his servant, Negro Stephen, by the month to the highest bidder, until they can make further arrangements - there will be required bond and security for his delivery (unavoidable accidents excepted) whenever the administrators request his return.James Scull-Eli J. Lewis, Admin'rs Arkansas, 29th March 1820 - 20 || ALLEY HENRY 9 27 1800 2 21 1875 OURSLER CEMETERY-FAYETTE CO.,TENN. || Birth: Sep. 27, 1800 Virginia, USA Death: Feb. 21, 1875 Tennessee, USA Henry's son was Thomas R. Alley. Thomas married Ella Craig ca. 1879. Thomas and Ella's son was Henry Frank Alley. Henry was briefly married to Mozelle Kirk in the 1910's. Mozelle was born Aug. 1892 in Tennessee and died sometime between 1917 and 1920. Family links: Children: John Henry Alley (1829 - 1869)* James H. Alley (1833 - 1917)* Spouse: Martha B. Isham Alley (1806 - 1885) FATHER OF JAMES H.ALLEY IN CITY CEMETERY || ALLEY JOHN HENRY SGT 11 27 1829 2 23 1869 PIN OAK CEMETERY-HANOVER, MILAM, TEXAS || Sgt John Henry Alley Birth: Nov. 27, 1829 Alabama, USA Death: Feb. 23, 1869 Hanover, Milam County, Texas, USA John Henry Alley was born Nov. 27, 1829, in Alabama. John H. Alley is listed in the 1860 Milam Co. Census as living with the Robert and Freelove (Cornutt) Stewart family as a laborer, and he is listed as having $400 personal estate. Very shortly after this census was taken, John married Mary Elizabeth Stewart, who was his employer's daughter, on July 12, 1860 in Milam Co. The Alleys had three children: Martha Bowlin Euzene "Mattie" Alley, who married John Wesley Lantrip; Sarah Freelove "Susie" Alley; who married Thomas B. Fowler; and Robert Henry Alley, who died in infancy.Not long after the Alleys' marriage, the Civil War began, and John H. Alley enlisted in the Milam Co. Guards on May 4, 1861 as a Private. In Sept. of 1861, he enlisted as a Sergeant in the newly formed Co. E, 4th Texas Cavalry regiment, according to National Archives data. He was eventually promoted to First Sergeant. As part of this unit, also known as Sibley's Brigade, John saw combat in New Mexico at the Battles of Valverde and Glorieta Pass. He was taken as a prisoner of war on Wednesday, April 16, 1862, at Albuquerque, New Mexico by Col. Benjamin Stone Roberts, Union Army. He was confined at the infamous Federal Prison, Camp Douglas, in Chicago Illinois. Fortunately for John, he was exchanged at Vicksburg, Mississippi on Saturday, September 20, 1862. Sibley's Brigade also fought in numerous conflicts in Louisiana, including Cox's Pantation and Bayou Bourbeau. John remained in this regiment until the close of the Civil War. He came home from the war a sickly man, and died on Feb. 23, 1869. John H. Alley is buried in Pin Oak Cemetery in Milam Co., near Milano, Texas. Brother of James H.Alley || ALLEY MARTHA B. MRS ISHAM 3 23 1806 12 18 1865 OURSLER CEMETERY-FAYETTE CO.,TENN. || Birth: Mar. 23, 1806 Kentucky, USA Death: Dec. 18, 1885 Martha's son was Thomas R. Alley. Thomas married Ella Craig ca. 1879. Thomas and Ella's son was Henry Frank Alley. Henry was briefly married to Mozelle Kirk in the 1910's. Mozelle was born Aug. 1892 in Tennessee and died sometime between 1917 and 1920. MOTHER OF JAMES H.ALLEY IN CITY CEMETERY || ALLEY MARY ELIZABETH MRS STEWART 1 18 1845 10 28 1918 LIBERTY CEMETERY-TEXAS || Wife of John Henry Alley:Mary Elizabeth Stewart Alley-Birth: Jan. 18, 1845 Rome, Floyd County, Georgia, USA Death: Oct. 28, 1918 Milam CountyTexas, USA Mary Elizabeth (Stewart) Alley was born Jan. 18, 1845, in Rome, Floyd Co., GA to Robert Hanes and Freelove (Cornutt) Stewart. The family moved to Milam Co., Texas around 1851, when Mary was six years old. On July 12, 1860, Mary married John H. Alley who was living and working on the Stewart farm. Shortly afterward, her husband joined the Confederate army and left to fight in New Mexico, where he was taken as a Prisoner of War.While her husband was being held as a POW in Camp Douglas in Chicago, IL, Mary was home alone, pregnant with the couple's first child, Martha Bowlin Euzene Alley, called "Mattie." A family legend has been passed down of how a dark hand crept through the crack in the door of the Alley house one night, trying to unlatch it. Mary Alley grabbed a butcher knife and sliced off the fingers. T he man to whom the hand belonged quickly fled. Mary was described by her granddaughter as "a red-head with a temper to her."After the war was over, the Alleys had two more children, Robert Henry, who died as an infant, and Sarah Freelove "Susie," who married Thomas B. Fowler. Mattie Alley married John Wesley Lantrip.John H. Alley died in 1869, leaving Mary a widow at age 24, with two small daughters. At one point, to support her family, she ran a store in Hanover, Milam County.Mary Alley died of the Spanish Flu on Oct. 28, 1918, two days after her son-in-law John Lantrip died of the same illness. She is buried in Liberty Community Cemetery, near Milano in Milam County, Texas. Family links: Parents: Robert Haynes Stewart (1820 - ____) Freelove Cornutt Stewart (1824 - 1860) Children: Martha Bowlin Euzene Alley Lantrip (1862 - 1935)* Spouse: John Henry Alley (1829 - 1869)* *Point here for explanation Inscription:GRANDMA MARY ALLEY=JAN. 18, 1845OCT. 28, 1918 Burial:Liberty Cemetery, Cameron, Milam County, Texas, USA || ANTHONY VERNON JR 1936 4 27 2009 CASTEEL || Mr. Vernon "Thin Man" Anthony Jr., age 73, of Forrest City, died Monday, April 27, 2009. Visitation for Mr. Anthony will be held on Friday, May 1, 2009, from 1 to 6 p.m. in the Chapel of People's Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2009, at 2 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Burial will follow in Casteel Cemetery.Published: 2009-04-30 || ARCHER JERRY WAYMAN 4 14 1950 7 20 2009 FPARK || Jerry Wayman Archer, age 59, died July 20, 2009 in Batesville. Jerry was born April 14, 1950 to the late James Manual and Christine Smith Archer in Leachville. He was a member of the West Baptist Church. He served in the United States Army as a Military Police and was in the National Guard for many years. Jerry is survived by two sons, Jeremie Archer of Conway and Robbie Isom of Walker, Louisiana; one daughter, Tracie Dowmey of Bentonville; four brothers, Bob Archer of Wynne, Bill Archer of Hot Springs, Kenneth Archer of Clinton and Eugene Archer of Paragould; three sisters, Nancy Hornbeck Scott of Nauvoo, Alabama, Lillie Colvin Byars of Winfield, Alabama and Cindy Gillmore of Charlotte; and one grandchild. He was preceded in death by one niece, Vickie Hornbeck. Graveside Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday July 22, 2009 at the Forrest Park Cemetery in Forrest City. Visitation will be held from 5-8 P.M. Tuesday July 21, 2009 at Willis Funeral Service in State Room A. Honorary Pallbearers are Josh Gillmore, Jason Walker, Chris Archer, Billy Colvin, Jake Archer, Aaron Archer, Edward Smith and David Andrews. Arrangements by Willis Funeral Service 3513 Harrison Street in Batesville. You can sign our online register book at www.willisfs.com Published: 2009-07-21 || ASHBY JOHN FRANKLIN 1 24 1936 8 11 2009 UNKNOWN || Mr. John Franklin Ashby, age 73, of Forrest City, died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009, at his home. Mr. Ashby was born Jan. 24, 1936, the son of Sam and Cecily Maylon Franks Ashby. He was a veteran Chief Officer of the Navy and a Baptist. Mr. Ashby is survived by his wife Judy, of the home; two sons, Johnnie Lee Ashby of Rogers, and Jerry E. Ashby of California; two step-sons, Kevin Kilgore and Walter Kilgore, both of Forrest City; three daughters, Cindia Lou Appell and Cecily Lynn Jones, both of Virginia, and Lavonda Ann Ashby of Forrest City; two brothers, Byron Ashby of Memphis and Tommy Ashby of Springdale; one sister Cheryl Smith of Marion; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation for Mr. Ashby will be held Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Morgan Funeral Home. Published: 2009-08-13 || AUSTIN DAVID HAROLD 9 7 2009 UNKNOWN || Mr. David Harold Austin, age 57, of Forrest City, died Monday, Sept. 7, 2009, at his home.Mr. Austin was born Dec. 19, 1951, in Hughes. He was a mechanic with Minus Auto Service. He is survived by two daughters, Mary Felecia Austin of F... || BALDWIN WILLIAM THOMAS JR 10 19 1917 5 1 2009 MT.VERNON || Mr. William Thomas Baldwin Jr. Age 91, of Forrest City, Arkansas died Friday, May 1, 2009 at his home. Mr. Baldwin was born October 19, 1917 in Hickory Ridge, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Thomas Baldwin, Sr. and Gertrude Lawrence Baldwin, a brother Sidney Baldwin, and a son Thomas J. Baldwin. Mr. Baldwin was a 1939 graduate of Arkansas State University where he lettered four years in basketball and was a two-time All-State selection. He was also a member of the ASU Letterman's Club. Mr. Baldwin served in the 9th Army Field Artillery during World War II where he achieved the rank of Captain. On April 11, 1946, he married Violet Dowless of Monette, Arkansas. Mr. Baldwin was a retired Internal Revenue Service agent, a long time member of the First United Methodist Church in Forrest City, member and past President of the Forrest City Lions Club and a member of NARFE and VFW. He enjoyed golf and was an avid sports fan. He is survived by his wife, a son, David S. Baldwin and wife Ruth of Forrest City; a daughter, Dian Baldwin Bacon and husband Robert of Fayetteville. He is also survived by two granddaughters, Susan Blakely Baldwin, and Katherine Elizabeth "Katie" Bacon, and two grandsons, William T. "Trey" Baldwin III, and William Robert "Bill" Bacon; a sister-in-law, Thelma Baldwin and a nephew, William Sidney Baldwin and wife Gail, all of Heber Springs. A graveside service was held Monday, May 4, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Forrest City. A memorial service followed at 10:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, and visitation with the family afterwards. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to a church of one's choice. Visit online registry at stevensfuneralhome.net. Under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home. Paid obituary.Published: 2009-05-04 || BARKSDALE BULAH B. MRS 1903 1 20 1977 HARRIS CHAPEL || Mrs Bulah B Barksdale aged 74 of Wynnne Died Thursday Jan. 20, 1977 ofCross Co. Hospital. A native of St. Francis Co. She was member of the New Hope BaptistChurch. Survivors include her Husband Roy Barksdale of Wynne, and one daughter,Veronica Ann Barksdale of the home. Funeral was Friday afternoon at Kernodle Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. GaryHouse. Burial was at Harris Chapel Cemetery by Kernodle. || BARKSDALE ROY 1 13 1895 10 1987 HARRIS CHAPEL || THE PROGESS, WYNNE, AR. Friday, Oct. 16, 1987 ROY BARKESDALE Services for Roy Barkesdale, 92, of Wynne were held Oct. 10 at KernodleFuneral Home Chapel with Rev. Howard Calvert officiating. Burial was in the Harris Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Barksdale died Oct. 9 at Crestpark Nursing Home. He was born Jan. 13, 1895 in Alabama and had lived in Cross County all ofhis adult life. Mr. Barksdale is survived by one daughter, Veronica Barksdale of Wynneand three brothers, Willie of Forrest City, John of Colt, Arthur ofCalifornia. || BARTON CHAUNCEY D. REV. 2 7 1898 1972 FPARK || 1972 4/6/1972=Rev. C. D. Barton-Rev. Chauncey D. Barton, 74, died at the Forrest Memorial Hospital Thursday afternoon at 1 p.m. He had made his home here at 1312 north Division.He had been in failing health for the past two years and in the hospital since Tuesday.Rev. Barton was born February 7, 1898, in Lafayette, Tenn., he was the son of Arrie Chitwood Barton and Robert M. Barton. He had lived in Forrest City for the past two years.He had pastored churches in many cities in Missouri, Florida and Tennessee and here in Arkansas. He was minister of the Baptist Missionary Church. He was united in marriage with Miss Allie E. Bonner in 1918.She survives him; along with one brother, R. M. Barton of Iowa; two sisters, Mr.s Lloyd Hrgis and Mrs. Roxy O. White of Lafayette, Tenn.Funeral services will be at the Stevens Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. M. E. Childers of Little Rock, Rev. R. B. Hoshaw of Caldwell and Rev. James Awilcox of Marvell in charge of services. Burial will follow in the Forrest Park Cemetery in Forrest City. || BATTS ALMA MRS MYERS 4 5 1886 6 2 1967 HUGHES || Birth: Apr. 5, 1886 Death: 1967 6/5/1967Mrs. Alma Batts Dies; Services Held SundayFuneral services for Mrs. Alma Batts, 81, who died Friday afternoon in a Malvern hospital, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Stevens Funeral Home.Rev. W. O. Hoover of Malvern and Rev. J William Watson conducted the services. Burial was in Hughes Cemetery.Mrs. Batts was born in Corinth, Miss., April 5, 1886, the daughter of Mrs. Miranda Pipkin Myers and Leslie C. Myers Sr. She was a member of the First Methodist Church here.She had lived in and around Forrest City for over 30 years and in Memphis before moving to Malvern 10 years ago to live with her son. Her husband, James Judson Batts, whom whe married in 1903, died in 1927.Mrs. Batts had been in failing health for several years and hospitalized for eight days.Survivors include two sons, Bruce Batts of Malvern and Bert Matts of Memphis; a daughter, Mrs. Alice Brady of Memphis; a brother, L C. Myers, and a twin sister, Mrs. Alice Harris, both of Forrest City; 8 grandchildren, 14 great-grand children and 4 great-great-grandchildren. || BATTS JOHN EDWARD 7 13 1838 1 10 1914 HUGHES || Death of J.E.Batts, Sr.-Mr.J.E.Batts, Sr., a venerable and highly respected citizen of this county died on last Saturday at the home of his son, Mr.J.J.Batts, north of the city, and was buried the following day in the Hughes Cemetery, Rev.G.H.Kirker, or the Presbyterian Church, conducting the funeral services. Deceased was born in Limestone County, Alabama, July 13. 1838, and departed this life January 10,1914, the ripe old age of 75 years, 5 months and 25 days. He was twice married-the first time to Martha H.Myers, April 6,1860, which union was blessed by two children; and the second time, Feb.17,1869, to Miss Sarah Mildred Horton, to which were born seven boys. Deceased came to St.Francis County, Arkansas, on Nov.15,1869, where, with his family, he lived until the time of his death. Deceased was a member of the Baptist Church and was known as a -----Christian gentleman, a devoted husband -------. He was a gentleman of the old school, an ardent lover of the Southland, and a democrat. Deceased is survived by five sons, T.B, D.J, J, J and W.K. of this county, and J.K.Batts of Limestone Co.,Alabama. The Times joins the many friends of this family in sincere sympathy in this time of bereavement in the loss of their father. May God comfort and bless them. (Hard to Read) Birth: Jul. 13, 1838 Death: Jan. 10, 1914 My g grandfather's brother. Married Sarah Mildred Horton on 17 Feb 1869. Son of John H. and Lucy G.Robinson Batts.~~~Children~~~1) Jack Cleveland Batts2) John Edward Jr. Batts 1861-?3) Thomas Rolly Batts 1872-19314) Judson James Batts 1876-?5) George Millard Batts 1874-?6) Walter Bruce Batts 1879-1919 Family links: Children: Thomas Rolly Batts (1872 - 1931)* George Murton Batts (1874 - 1938)* Judson James Batts (1876 - 1927)* Walter Bruce Batts (1879 - 1919)* Spouse: Sarah Mildred Horton Batts (1848 - 1907)* *Point here for explanation Burial:Hughes Cemetery Hughes (St. Francis County)St. Francis CountyArkansas, USA Edit Virtual Cemetery info [?] Created by: Linda Batts Howell || BELL EARSELINE MRS RICHARDS 7 13 1925 5 16 2009 SCOTT BOND || Mrs. Earseline Richards Bell, age 83, of Forrest City, died Saturday, May 16, 2009, at Crestpark in Forrest City. Mrs. Bell was born July 13, 1925, in Vicksburg, Miss., the daughter of Lee Richards and Pearlie Moore Richards. She is survived by a daughter, Lillian Williams of Widener; a sister, Jessie Dillard of Gary, Ind.; six grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation for Mrs. Bell will be held on Friday, May 22, 2009, from noon to 5 p.m. in the Chapel of Woodhouse Mortuary. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 23, 2009, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Woodhouse Mortuary with Rev. Eddie Mosby officiating. Burial will follow in Scott Bond Cemetery in Madison.Published: 2009-05-21 || BELLINGER NITA MRS RICE 10 11 1961 6 4 2009 STEVENS || Mrs. Nita Rice Bellinger, age 47, of Mountain View and formerly of Forrest City, died Thursday, June 4, 2009, at her home. Mrs. Bellinger was born Oct. 11, 1961, in Forrest City, the daughter of Johnny Rice and Juanita Ellison Rice. She lived in Forrest City until moving to Mountain View in 1994. She was a beautician and a member of the Ridgewood Baptist Church. Mrs. Bellinger married Mike Bellinger in 1984 and he preceded her in death in 1994. She is survived by two daughters, Amy Bellinger Speer and Sidney Loosey both of Wynne; one son, Cory Bellinger of Wynne; her mother of Wynne; one brother, John Wayne Rice of Forrest City and one granddaughter. Visitation for Mrs. Bellinger will be held on Wednesday, June 10, 2009, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home. Friends and family are invited to sign the online guestbook at www.stevensfuneralhome.net.Published: 2009-06-08 || BERRY ELBERT TROY 3 21 1947 9 4 2009 UNKNOWN || Mr. Elbert Troy Berry, age 62, of Forrest City, died Friday, Sept. 4, 2009, at Crittenden Memorial Hospital.Mr. Berry was born March 21, 1947, in Round Pond. He was a laborer for Hill Trigard Vault.Mr. Berry is survived by four... || BLACK WILLIAM UNK 1821 UNKNOWN || 04/07/1821 NoticeAll persons indebted to the estate of William Black, late of Phillips County, deceased, are hereby notified to call on the subscriber, living in Cache township, in said County, and settle their accounts; and those who have claims against said estate are requested topresent their accounts properly authenticated according to law for settlement.Wm. H. Smith, Admin'rApril 7 ----21*3w || BOGGAN PATRICK P. DR 1853 1936 CITY || 1936 Dr.P.P.Boggan To Be Buried At 1 p.m. Tuesday: Passed away last midnight, following a cerebral hemorrhage, Friday. Dr.Patrick P.Boggan, aged 83, passed away at his home in Forrest City last midnight, from a cerebral hemmorhage suffered last Friday morning. Funeral services will be held at 1 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at eh Stevens Funeral Home, followed by burial in the City Cemetery. The funeral services will be conducted by the Revs.R.S.Hayden and Harley B.Bullock. He is survived by his wife and two daughters, Mrs.G.G.Coleman and Mrs.James Beattie. Dr.Boggan had been a practicing physician here since 1909. He served as county health officer for a long term of years and was serving as city health officer until stricken a few days ago. Pallbearers will be as follows:Active-J.E.Campbell/Jim Edgar/Raoul Carlisle/E.T.Norfleet/William Frye/Phillip Frye. Honorary: Ed Bonner/ R.L.Pettus/J.G.Sanders/M.B.Norfleet/N.B.Rice/J.M.Campbell/O.B.Rollwage/Herman Frye/Drs.J.O.Rush, A.B.Caldwell, N.C.McCown, J.A.Bogart and J.S.Davidson. || BONNER GRACE MRS NORFLEET 3 26 1936 MAGNOLIA-COLLIERVILLE,TENN || 03/26/36 Mrs.Ray Bonner Dies in Memphis Baptist Memorial Hospital This Morning: Mrs.Ray Bonner, formerly Grace Norfleet, well belvoed and distinguished lady of Forrest City, passed away this morning at the Baptist Hospital in Memphis where she had been taken day before yesterday due to a heart complication. She was well known here and in North Mississippi and Western Tennessee and came fom a distinguished line of ancestry. Mrs.Bonner was born at Marshall Institute, Marshall Co., Mississippi. Her father was the late John Randolph Norfleet of Forrest City who was a lineal descendant of John Randolph, eminent statesman in the National Congess and of Virginia for more than a quarter of a century and her mother, the late Martha Benton Norfleet, was a close blood relative of Thomas Benton, U.S.Senator of Missouri for more than twenty years. She was a sister of the late Marvin Brooks Norfleet, prominent lawyer and state senator of this district. Mrs.Bonner moved to Forrest City from the former Norfleet home in Collierville, Tenn., with her family before her marriage, in 1909, and she married her surviving hsuband, Ray Bonner, at Forrest City on Jan.29,1912. She was an active and loyal church member, affiliated with the Methodist Episcopal Church South, and was junior church choir leader. Mrs.Bonner had outstanding musical talent and was a member of the local Musical Coterie and was a member of the Daughters of the Confederacy. Mrs.Bonner was known as one who held duty most dear and was possessed of a great capacity for lyalty and friendship. She never seemed indisposed when any personal ministration was required and delighted in giving, unstinted, her every effort to those about her. Mrs.Bonner is survived by her husband, Ray Bonner of Forrest City, two siters, Mrs.Cora Marshall and Mrs.N.E.Rice of Forrest City, a brother, W.W.Norfleet of Collierville, Tenn., a niece, Mrs.R.H.Carlisle and nephews, Edmond T.Norfleet and Marvin B.Norfleet of Forrest City, grand nieces, Martha and Betty Carlisle and grand nephews, Marshall Carlisle and M.Brooks Norfleet, Jr. of Forrest City. Funeral services will be held at the residence at 1 o'clock Friday afternoon, conducted by Rev.R.S.Hayden, burial will be at Collierville, Tenn. || BOREN RICHARD V. V. 9 29 1938 8 29 2009 LOUGHRIDGE || Mr. Richard V. Boren, age 70, of Forrest City, died Saturday at the Baptist Hospital in Memphis. He had been in poor health for the past year. Mr. Boren was born September 29, 1938, in Dell, Arkansas, and was the son of Fred Boren and Effie Flemming Boren. He lived in St. Francis County most of his life, was owner/operator of Boren Trucking, and was a member of the Village Creek Baptist Church. Mr. Boren married Linda Matlock in 1992, and she survives him along with one daughter, Lisa B. Smith of Collierville, Tennessee, one son, Richard V. Boren Jr. of Colt, two step-daughters; Rhonda Peterson and Jennifer Clark, both of Forrest City, one step-son, Lance Powell of Jonesboro, his mother, Mrs. Effie Boren of Blytheville, two brothers; Gene Boren of North Richland Hills, Texas, and Mike Boren of Dyersburg, Tennessee, one sister, Phyllis McCanless of Blytheville, ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services for Mr. Boren will be held Graveside, 4:00 P.M., Monday, at the Loughridge Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday afternoon from 1:00 till 3:00 P.M. At Stevens Funeral Home Chapel with Stevens Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. You may log on to stevensfuneralhome.net for the on line registry. Memorials are to be made to the Village Creek Baptist Church, 960 SFC 415, Forrest City, Arkansas 72335. || BRATTON LILLY MAE MRS COLLINS 2 3 1922 8 3 1965 FPARK || 08/03/65 Birth: Feb. 3, 1922 Death: Aug. 3, 1965 Mrs. Bratton's Services Set At 10 Saturday. Funeral services for Mrs. Lilly May Bratton, 43, who died suddenly here Tuesday night, will be held in Stevens Funeral Home at 10 a.m. Saturday. Rev. J. V. Cobb will conduct the services. Burial will be in Forrest Park Cemetery. Mrs. Bratton had been making her home in Macon, Ill. She was visiting her mother, Mrs. Lee Roberts of the Powers Community south of Forrest City at the time of her death. Born in Bath, Ky., on Feb. 3, 1922, Mrs. Bratton was the daughter of Harriet and William G. Collins. She had also lived in Paragould, and had lived in Illinois the past eight months. Survivors include her husband, Eugene Bratton; five sons, Alfred, Roy, Larry, Jewel, and Doyle; and three daughters, Joy, Peggy and Eulahl, all of Macon; her mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Roberss; two brothers, Lawrence Collins of Macon and Garld Collins of Detroit; three sisters, Mrs. Luera Hammond of Shelbyville, Ill., Mrs. Imogene Jewel of Paragould, and Mrs. Stella Bryan of Fremont, Calif., and three grandchildren.Death date is August 3, 1965- Brenda Huntley Added: 10/29/2007 || BRIGHT OPHELIA MISS 7 23 1909 6 14 2009 CASTEEL || Ms. Ophelia Bright, age 99, of Forrest City, died Sunday, June 14, 2009, at Crestpark Retirement Inn. Ms. Bright was born July 23, 1909, in Dansby and was a retired farmer and is survived by several family members and friends. Visitation for Ms. Bright will be held on Friday, June 19, 2009, from noon to 5 p.m. at Clay Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 20, 2009, at 10 a.m. at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church with Rev. Napolia Grace officiating. Burial will follow at Casteel Cemetery.Published: 2009-06-18 || BROWN COREEN MRS KIDD 1 25 1916 6 30 2009 CASTEEL || Mrs. Coreen Kidd Brown, age 93, of Forrest City, died Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at Forrest City Medical Center. Mrs. Brown was born Jan. 25, 1916 in Newton, Miss., the daughter of the late Dedia and Ella Brown Kidd. She was married to Charleston Brown who preceded her in death and was the mother of 19 children who also preceded her in death. Mrs. Brown is survived by one god-son, Antonio Banks of Forrest City; Two god-daughters, Brenda (Kenny) Marlowe and Fannie. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral services were held today, Monday, July 6, 2009 at 11 a.m. at Riverside M.B.Church with Rev. Marland Brown officiating. Burial followed in Casteel Cemetery. Woodhouse Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.Published: 2009-07-06 || BROWN EVAN STANLEY 1 31 1890 7 27 1966 FPARK || 07/27/66 Birth: Jan. 31, 1890 Death: Jul. 27, 1966 E. S. Brown, 76, Retired Educator, Dies In Hospital.Funeral services for Evan S. Brown, aged 76, retired superintendent of Wheatley schools, were held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church in Forrest City. The Rev. W. Clyde Hankins officiated, and burial was in Forrest Park Cemetery with Stevens Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Brown died July 27 at the Baptist Hospital in Memphis. He had suffered from a heart condition for 10 years, and had been a patient in the hospital for about 10 days. He resided at 1500 Albert St. for more than 30 years, Mr. Brown had served as superintendent of the Wheatley schools, until his retirement in 1960. A faithful church worker, he had served as a deacon in the Baptist Church for more than 40 years, and had taught Bible classes in Sunday School at Wheatley, and also in Forrest City, when he moved here after his retirement. He was known for his regular attendance at church services. Mr. Brown was born in Dekalb, Miss. on Jan 31, 1890. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Albert Downey Brown of Forrest City; two daughters, Mrs. L. B. Hughes and Mrs. Harold McCorkle, both of Brinkley; two step-daughters, Mrs. Johnnie Crow of Austin, Texas and Mrs. Jeffie Jean Downey of Forrest City; two brothers, Lance Brown of Helena and Calvin Brown of Russellville; four sisters, Mrs. W. H. Burch and Mrs. Henry Jones, both of McComb, Ill., and Mrs. Willie Bufford and Mrs. Calvin Thomas, both of Bakersfield, Calif.; and three grandchildren.- Brenda Huntley Added: 11/5/2007 Forrest City Times Herald || BROWN LOYCE E. MRS CAMPBELL 9 1 1928 7 9 2009 BARNISHAW || Mrs. Loyce E. Brown, age 80, of Colt, died Thursday, July 9, 2009, at her home. Mrs. Brown was born Sept. 1, 1928, and was the daughter of Thomas Mervin Campbell and Hattie Opal Long Campbell. She was a housewife and a member of Antioch Baptist Church in Colt. Mrs. Brown is survived by three sons, Larry Brown of Scranton, James Brown and Eugene Brown, both of Canada; two daughters, Tommie Milton of Colt and Gay Angel of Wynne; three brothers, Harold Campbell of Colt, Ralph Campbell of Michigan and Cecil Campbell of Louisiana; a sister, Betty Lou Calhoun of Illinois, 12 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Wilburn Brown. Visitation for Mrs. Brown will be held on Friday, July 10, 2009, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Morgan Chapel. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2009, at 11 a.m. at Morgan Chapel with burial following at Barnishaw Cemetery.Published: 2009-07-10 Forrest City Times Herald || BROWN UREAN MRS HOWARD 2 18 1958 7 9 2009 SCOTT BOND || Mrs. Urean Howard Brown, age 51, of Madison, died Thursday, July 9, 2009, at Crittenden Regional Hospital in West Memphis. Mrs. Brown was born Feb. 18, 1958, in Marianna, the daughter of David Howard and Linnie Mae Stone Howard. She is survived by two sons, LeRoy Brown Jr. of Jonesboro and Kenny Brown of Forrest City; four daughters, Tracy Hester of West Memphis, Ann Tripp and Tina Mable, both of Forrest City and Luketha Brown of Toledo, Ohio; three sisters, Edna Stewart and Juanita Rolfe, both of Madison and Henrietta Howard of New York; four brothers, Leslie Howard of Oregon, Amos Howard of Arlington, Texas, Charlie Howard of Florida and Ricky Howard of Jonesboro. She is also survived by 25 grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation for Mrs. Brown will be held on Thursday, July 16, 2009, from noon to 5 p.m. at Woodhouse Mortuary. Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 17, 2009, at 11 a.m. at Fresh Anointing Church. Burial will follow in Scott Bond Cemetery.Published: 2009-07-15 || BUFORD JOHN S. UNK 1823 UNKNOWN || 04/22/1823 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,That the undersigned administrators of the estate of John S. Buford, deceased, will make application at the next May term of the Circuit Court in and for the county of Phillips for a final settlement of said estate. All persons having claims against said estate will please present them properly authenticated without delay.Townsend Webb and William Strong, Administrators April 22, 1823 || BURNETT ELIZABETH MRS McSHAN 10 22 1900 12 15 1947 HUGHES || Elizabeth "LIzzie" (Stoner) Burnett was born on 22 Oct 1900, in Earle, Arkansas. She died 15 Dec 1947 in Forest City, Arkansas. She was my grandmother. || BURNETT RUTH MRS 10 16 1926 12 17 1962 HUGHES || Birth: Oct. 16, 1926 Death: Dec. 17, 1962 [Edit Dates] Ruth Rhea Burnett, born 16 Oct 1926 in Earle, Arkansas. Ruth was my Aunt. Per Mary N.Burnett May 2009 || BURNS THOMAS EURAL 1919 4 18 2009 CRITTENDEN || Mr. Thomas Eural Burns, age 90, of Hughes, died Saturday April 18, 2009, at Willowbend Nursing Home in Marion. Mr. Burns was a member of Hughes First Baptist Church and is survived by his wife, Irene Burns of Hughes; a daughter, Gladys M. Atkinson of Oxford, Miss.; a sister, Alice Latham of Hughes; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. Visitation for Mr. Burns will be Monday April 20, 2009 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday April 21, 2009 in Roller-Citizens Chapel burial following at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Family and friends may sign the Online guestbook at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.Published: 2009-04-20 || BURTON BELL || Burton family-Mr. Isbell, just a note to let you know that Jerry W. Burton's parents are also buried in Bell cemetery in Palestine; their names were Virgil Pete and Bonnie Burton. I don't know all of their info but do know that Pete died in 1989 and Bonnie died in 1997. She was killed in by a train in May of that year. Thanks.Added by Betty Keysacker on May 08, 2009 1:47 PM || BUSBY MARCUS GIPSON 10 7 1904 6 17 1973 HUGHES || Marcus Gipson Busby Birth: Oct. 7, 1904 Death: Jun. 17, 1973 Marcus Gipson Busby, affectionately referred to as "Gip" by family and friends, was born in Batesville, Mississippi on October 7th, 1904 to his parents Charles N. and Florence Catherine Bunting Busby. At an early age and remaining there for the bulk of his life, Gip moved to Forrest City, Arkansas eventually marrying Alma Frances Baskins Busby on July, 10th, 1926. To this marriage six children were born: Arlene, Mary Hellen, Daryl Gene, Walter Charles, Bobby John, and Joann. Over the course of his life, Gip was a farmer, St. Louis world war II factory worker and grocery store owner/operator. Gip died at his Forrest City home on June 17th, 1973 (Father's Day) of heart failure. At the time of his death, Gip was survived by his wife, five children, thirteen grandchildren, and two? great grandchildren. To this author, Vohn Busby, eldest son of Walter, grandpa was a wonderful and loving man. Family links: Parents: Charles N Busby (1871 - 1941) Florence Busby Children: Bobby John Busby (1936 - 2006)* || BUTLER HENRY T. 8 27 1905 4 4 1966 FPARK || 04/04/66 Birth: Aug. 27, 1905 Death: Apr. 4, 1966 'Hank' Butler Services To Be Held Wednesday. Funeral services for Henry T. "Hank" Butler, 60, who died of a heart attack Monday night, will be held in Stevens Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Services will be conducted by Rev. Clyde Hankins. Burial will be in Forrest Park Cemetery. Mr. Butler had suffered with a heart condition for several years. The attack came at his home, 525 Grant Street, and he died at Forrest Memorial Hospital. He was born Aug. 27, 1905, in Dyersburg, Tenn., the son of Laura Bell Butler and Henry M. Butler. He had lived here since 1949. Mr. Butler was a member of First Baptist Church, was a retired insurance agent, and recently had been a desk sergeant for the Police Department. He also was a Mason. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Matilda Malouf Butler, who he married many years ago; a son, John T. Butler of Memphis; and four grandchildren.- Brenda Huntley Added: 11/2/2007 Forrest City Times Herald (They owned and operated the little watermelon store across from Fong's Grocery on Division Street) || CADWELL LARRY SR 3 17 1952 6 27 2009 MEMORIAL || Mr. Larry Cadwell Sr., age 57, of Delaplaine and formerly of Forrest City, died Saturday, June 27, 2009, at his home. Mr. Cadwell was born March 17, 1952, in Marianna. He was the son of Emmett and Ruth Farris Kimble, and Ralph and Mary Cadwell. He is survived by two sons, Joseph Hawkins and Larry Cadwell Jr.; two daughters, Laura Cadwell and Tonya Vance; two brothers, Joey Kimble and Dale Kimble; three sisters, Eloise Dias, Helen Rowlett and Janice Kimble and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Paul Kimble and Charles Kimble. Visitation for Mr. Cadwell will be held on Tuesday, June 30, 2009, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home in Wynne. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 1, 2009, at 10 a.m. at the Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home in Wynne. Friends and family are invited to sign the online guestbook at www.thompsonwilsonfh.com.Published: 2009-06-29 || CALLAHAN CHARLES WAYNE 1951 9 2 2009 UNKNOWN || Mr. Charles Wayne Callahan, age 58, of Paragould and formerly of Forrest City, died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009, at his home.Mr. Callahan, the son of Dow Callahan and Geraldine Callahan, was retired from Sherwin Williams after 26 years and... || CALVERT SARAH MRS UNK 7 2 1839 UNKNOWN || 7/171839 In St. Francis county, Union township, on the 2d instant, after a long and painful illness, of cancer in the right breast; which she bore with Christian fortitude, Mrs. Sarah Calvert, consort of Col. John W. Calvert. Mrs. Calvert was a native of Lewis county, Kentucky, and a citizen of Arkansas fifteen years.In her death society has lost a valuable and worthy member. No female was more beloved by her friends or unanimously respected by her associates. She was courteous and accommodating to the rich, charitable and friendly to the poor; her unassuming manners and moral deportment have placed her reputation beyond the reach of impeachment, and her memory will long live in the recollection of her relatives and friends.Virtue like inscene acts on human sense,By which the virtuous dead have sure defence Against attacks by reckless slander's spears,Tho' they continue throughout unnumbered years.[Communicated. || CAMPBELL HELEN MISS 7 15 1933 6 3 2009 CASTEEL || Ms. Helen Campbell, age 75, of Forrest City, died Wednesday, June 3, 2009, at Baptist Desoto Hospital. Ms. Campbell, was born July 15, 1933, in Forrest City and was owner of Campbell Day Care. She is survived by four daughters, Mary C. Calloway of Christiansburg, Va., Sherry Collier of Apopka, Fla., Verlinda Williams of Chicago, Ill., Velva Knox of Memphis; a son, Ocie Campbell Jr. of Christiansburg, Va.; a brother, John Hampton of Chicago, Ill.; 18 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation for Ms. Campbell will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2009, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Clay Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, June 7, 2009, at 2 p.m. at Salem M.B. Church with Rev. Louis Ford officiating. Burial will follow in Casteel Cemetery.Published: 2009-06-05 || CARMER MASIL I. MRS 7 17 1926 5 11 2009 INDIANA || Mrs. Masil I. Carmer, age 82, of Columbus, Ind., and formerly of Arkansas, died Monday, May 11, 2009, at her home. Mrs. Carmer was born July 17, 1926, the daughter of Harry Gallion and Sarah McCleery. Mrs. Carmer is survived by three sons, Roy Carmer Jr., of Paragould, Dennis Carmer of Brooksville, Fla., and Greg S. Carmer of Columbus, Ind.; three daughters, Barbara Penrose and Linda L. Carmer, both of Columbus, Ind., and Cindy J. Moss, of French Lick, Ind.; 23 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy T. Carmer Sr. in 1991 along with a grandson; two great-grandchildren; two brothers and three sisters. Visitation for Mrs. Carmer will be held Wednesday, May 13, 2009, from 5 to 9 p.m. and Thursday, May 14, beginning at 9 a.m. at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home in Columbus, Ind. Funeral services will follow at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. David R. Moss officiating. Burial will be held in Garland Brook Cemetery. The family requests that memorials be made to the Hospice of South Central Indiana. Friends and family are invited to view a video tribute to Mrs. Carmer after 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, 2009, at www.jewellrittman.com.Published: 2009-05-12 || CASTEEL WILLIAM 9 8 1923 4 27 2009 LA GRANGE || The Daily WorldThu Apr 30, 2009, 06:37 PM CDT Helena-West Helena, Ark. - William "Bill" Casteel, of Bartlesville, Okla., died. Monday, April 27, 2009 at the Medicaloge of Dewey, Okla.Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, May 3, 2009 at the LaGrange Cemetery in the LaGrange community. Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in Helena-West Helena.In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established and those who wish may send their contributions to SPCA, 16620 State Highway 123, Bartlesville, Okla., 74003 or the American Cancer Society, Attn: Kathy Leeper, P.O. Box 1094, Bartlesville, Okla., 744005 or Eldercare, 1223 Swan Drive, Bartlesville, Okla., 74006 or to the James H. Teel American Legion Post No.105 N.E. Washington Blvd., Bartlesville, Okla. 74006.Mr. Casteel was born at Calico on Sept. 8, 1923, the son of Robert Luther and Della (White) Casteel."Boots" as he was known in Arkansas grew up in the LaGrange area and attended school at Barton. He worked as a truck driver at a CCC Camp in Kramer N.D. until entering the U.S. Navy on Jan. 7, 1943. He served in the South Pacific in the Battle of Tarawa in the Gilbert Islands and at Kwakalein in the Marshall Islands. Following his honorable discharge on Jan. 3, 1947, he returned to Arkansas and married Henri Irene Allen on June 22, 1947 at LaGrange. Casteel attended Oklahoma State Technical School at Okmulgee on the GI Education Bill where he received an associate's degree in design and drafting in 1950. The Casteels moved to Bartlesville to establish their home. Phillips Petroleum employed Casteel for over 35 years until his retirement in 1985 as a master supervising designer. Casteel was an active member of the James H. Teel American Legion Post No.105 and during the late 1950s and early 1960s he managed the Clubroom for five years. He was active as a parent volunteer for the Phillips 66 Splash Club from 1956 - 1963. In 1963 he became a member of the Bartlesville Masonic Lodge No. 284 AF and AM and in 1965 became active as a Shiner's clown until 1995. He enjoyed woodworking and fishing on Grand Lake.A son, Donnie Allen Casteel; his wife, Nancy of Bartlesville; a daughter, Connie Brandon of Bartlesville; a granddaughter, Sonya Hauser of Bartlesville; and a niece, Ann Brown of East Point, Fla. survive him. His wife, Henry Irene Casteel, his parents, two brothers and his two beloved cats, both named "Jabo," preceded him in death.Roller-Citizens Funeral Home will direct services. Friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com. || COATES JOHNNIE DAVIS 1949 7 27 2009 OAK GROVE || Mr. Johnnie Davis Coates, age 60, of Forrest City, died Monday, July 27, 2009, at Forrest City Medical Center. Mr. Coates is survived by his wife, Olene Holloway Coates of the home; three sons, Johnny Coates of Slagle, La., Darrell Coates of Quitman and Jeffery Coates of Bigelow; one daughter, Christy Keown of Westor; two step-sons, Adam Gigliano of Crowley, Texas and Wayne Hagan of Forrest City; two brothers, Dewayne Coates of Pineville, La. and Ronnie Coates of North Carolina; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation for Mr. Coates will be Wednesday, July 29, 2009, at the Moro Pentecostal Church from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 30, 2009, at the Moro Pentecostal Church at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Moro. Morgan Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.Published: 2009-07-28 || COCHRAN GEORGE L. JR 1968 4 29 2009 CASTEEL || Mr. George L. "June" Cochran Jr., age 41, of Forrest City, died Wednesday, April 29, 2009. Mr. Cochran is survived by a son, Orlando X. Ray; his mother, Rosetta Cochran; his father, George L. Cochran Sr.; two brothers, Vincent T. Cochran and Stephen L. Cochran; one sister, Carmaletta L. Cochran and his grandfather, Frank L. Cochran Sr. Visitation for Mr. Cochran will be held on Friday, May 1, 2009, from 12 to 6 p.m. in the Chapel of People's Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2009, at 11 a.m. at the Lindauer Road Church of Christ. Burial will follow in Casteel Cemetery.Published: 2009-04-30 || COFFEY MARY ANN MRS 5 1 1849 1936 CITY || 1936 Mrs.Mary Ann Coffey Passed Away Thursday: Mrs.Mary Ann Coffey died at seven o'clock Thursday night at the home of her daughter Mrs.C.E.Turley. Mrs.Coffey was born at La Grange on May 1,1849, and was united in marriage to William H.Coffey in 1873. She had made her home here for many years, during the past few of which her life had been inactive because of ill health. Mrs.Coffey derived much enjoyment the past several years in the passing of birthdays which were celebrated with dinners, in having all her family with her. On these occasions a birthday cake was always an interesting feature of the event. Funeral services were to be held at three o'clock this afternoon at the Stevens Funeral Home, conducted by Rev.R.S.Hayden, pastor of the Methodist church, of which Mrs.Coffey was a loyal and active member. Burial in City Cemetery. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs.Gratz Jones of Marks, Miss., and Mrs.C.E.Turley fo this city; one son, C.H.Coffey of Parkin. Pallbearers active:B.L.Butler/Chas.Havens/Ben Fogg/J.G.Williams/Joel Ferrell/Bob Weeks/W.C.Fletcher/L.M.Fulkerth; honorary; Dr.J.A.Bogart/R.C.Eldridge/E.A.Rolfe/A.L.Hutchins/C.C.Birkictht/H.R.Neblett/A.C.Bridewell/, Gazzola Vaccaro. || CONWELL MYRTLE MRS 12 9 1910 6 25 2009 SHADY GROVE || Mrs. Myrtle Conwell, age 98, of Forrest City, died Thursday, June 25, 2009, at Crestpark Retirement Inn in Forrest City. Mrs. Conwell was born Dec. 9, 1910 in Haynes and lived her entire life in the Haynes and Newcastle communities. Mrs. Conwell is survived by five children, Minnie Conwell of St. Louis, Mo., Aretha Blanchett of Haynes, Hython Conwell of Forrest City, Eva Mason of Beck Spur and Georgia C. Tyus of Colt; two brothers Overtis Wilson of Memphis and Willie B. Wilson of Osceola, one sister Everlina Whitman of St. Louis, Mo.; 16 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. Mrs. Conwell was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Conwell Sr. and five children, Leon Grandberry, Willie Miles Conwell, Wyoma Winfrey, George Conwell and Roy Conwell Jr. Visitation for Mrs. Conwell will be held on Monday, June 29, 2009, from 1 to 5 p.m. at People's Funeral Home and on Tuesday, June 30, 2009, from 12 to 1 p. m. at Spring Grove M.B. Church. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. with burial at Shady Grove Cemetery.Published: 2009-06-29 || COOK CHESTER JR 1963 5 7 2009 SHADY GROVE || Mr. Chester Cook Jr., age 46, of Forrest City, died Thursday, May 7, 2009, at Forrest City Medical Center. Mr. Cook was the son of Chester Cook Sr., and Lue Emma Robison-Cook. He attended school in the Forrest City School District and moved to San Marcos, Texas after high school. He later moved back to Forrest City. Mr. Cook is survived by two daughters, Vanessa Cook of San Marcos, Texas and Victoria Warres of Denver Colo.; two brothers, Jimmy Cook of Huntsville, Texas and Osie Cook of San Marcos, Texas; six sisters, Debra Cook, Darlene Cook, Elaine Cook, Charlotte Moton and Barbara McKnight, all of Forrest City and Louella Golatt of Little Rock; a grandson and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation for Mr. Cook will be held Friday, May 15, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Kincaid Funeral Services. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 16, at 1 p.m., at the Spring Grove M.B. Church in Haynes. Burial will follow in the Shady Grove Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to sign the online guestbook at www.kincaidfuneralservices.com.Published: 2009-05-14 || COTHERN SARAH ANN MRS McCORMICK 8 26 1884 4 1966 HUGHES || 04/09/66 Birth: Aug. 26, 1884 Death: Apr., 1966 Age 814/9/1966=Mrs. Cothern's Services Held At WynneFuneral services for Mrs. Sarah Ann "Sallie" Cothern, 81, of Colt, who died Saturday evening at Forrest Memorial Hospital, were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Wynne.Rev. R. C. Huggins and Rev. Dolphus Sams conducted the services in the chapel of Kernodle Funeral Home. Burial was in Hughes Cemetery.Mrs. Cothern was born August 26, 1884, in Hawsville, Ky. A member of Holiness Church at Colt, she had been a resident of Colt since 1929.Survivors include six sons, Lloyd, Lewis and Henry Cothern, all of Memphis; and Jesse, J. W. and Lonnie Cothern, all of Colt; four dughters, Mrs. Charley Middleton and Mrs. Lee Gatling, both of Wynne, Mrs. Ruby Nicholes of Forrest City and Mrs. Pauline Powell of Tulsa, Okla.; two brothers, John McCormick of Point Cedar, Ark., and Bill McCormick of Hot Springs; a granddaughter, Mrs. Eunice Martin of Forrest City, whom she raised; 45 grandchildren, 79 great-grandchilden, and eight great-great-grandchildren. || COUCHMAN MARTHA MRS CARTER 2 2 1939 8 25 2009 McCRORY || Mrs. Martha Frances Couchman age 70, of Forrest City died Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at her home in Forrest City after a 16-month battle with cancer. She was born February 20, 1939 in Morrilton. She was preceded in death by her parents Armour and Lou Ed Carter. Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Dwayne, of Forrest City; two daughters; Renee Tarrant and husband, Larry of Cabot and grandsons, L. J. and Tyler, Cynthia Gaines and husband, Charles of Forrest City and grandchildren, Kyle, Jacob, Sarah Beth, Carter and Charles Jr. and his wife, Jaymie of Cordova, TN and great-grandchildren; Alyssa, Hayden and Gabriel Gaines. She is also survived by her sister, Lydia Kincses of Venice, FL. Funeral services will be held Friday, August 28, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Forrest City, 101 S. Izard. Burial will follow at Oddfellow's Cemetery in McCrory. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Forrest City, St. Francis County Care Center or Forrest City Food Pantry. Visit online registry at stevensfuneralhome.net. Under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home. Published: 2009-08-27 || CRAWFORD PEARLIE MRS 11 22 1911 8 9 2009 MEMORIAL || Mrs. Pearlie Crawford, age 97, of Forrest City, died Sunday, Aug. 9, 2009, at Crestpark Retirement Inn. Mrs. Crawford was born Nov. 22, 1911, in Forrest City. She was a retired farmer and is survived by a daughter, Iomea Watson of Forrest City; 15 grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Memorial services for Mrs. Crawford will be held on Monday, Aug. 17, 2009, at 11 a.m. at Clay Funeral Home with Elder Verlee Lucas officiating.Published: 2009-08-14 || CREWS SARAH M. MRS JONES 6 6 1892 8 25 1965 BELL || 08/25/65 Birth: Jun. 6, 1892 Death: Aug. 25, 1965 - Illness Fatal To Mrs. F. A. Crews of Palestine. Services for Mrs. Sarah M. Crews, 72, who died August 25 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Memphis, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Baptist Church in Palestine. The Rev. J. E. Williamson officiated, and burial was at Bell Cemetery, north of Palestine, with Stevens Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. Crews had been in failing health for the past three years, and a patient in St. Joseph's Hospital Memphis since the first of July. Born in Lorado, Arkansas on June 6, 1892, Mrs. Crews was the daughter of Lonai Gray and James E. Jones. She had lived in and around Forrest City, since 1926, and had been a resident of Palestine for the past eight years. In 1909, she married Fred A. Crews, and the couple had two children, both of whom preceded her in death. In addition to her husband, she leaves eight grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren.- Brenda Huntley Added: 11/9/2007 Forrest City Times Herald || CRONEY GERALD H. 9 1 1905 2 10 1966 FPARK || 02/10/66 Birth: Sep. 1, 1905 Death: Feb. 10, 1966 Rites Held For Mr., Mrs. Croney of Widener (Chronicle Newspaper) Services for Mr. and Mrs. Gerald H. Croney of Widener, believed to be victims of carbon monoxide poisoning, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Stevens Funeral Home in Forrest City, followed by burial in Forrest Park Cemetery. The Rev. J. J. Clark officiated at the services. Mr. Croney, who was 60 died at 11 p.m. last Thursday, February 10, at John Gaston Hospital Memphis, where he had been in a critical condition for about 11 days. Mrs. Croney was found dead on January 31, and her husband was discovered unconscious by deputy sheriffs, who broke into the home after they had been called by neighbors who had not seen the two for two or three days. Mr. Croney had been a resident of Widener for 30 years and was a merchant, and a member of the Methodist Church. He was born November 1, 1905, in Missouri. Survivers includes one son James W. Croney of Brinkley; one daughter, Mrs. Noland Ford of Clarksdale, Mississippi; one brother, Wilbur Croney of Pontiac, Michigan; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Mrs. Croney was born on August 31, 1914, in Mississippi County, Arkansas, the daughter of Olie D. Pike and Roy Beal. She had lived in Widener for 20 years, and was a member of the Methodist Church. She leaves three sisters, Mrs. Dora Harrison and Mrs. Gertrude Collins of Memphis and Mrs. Mary Allensworth of Joiner.- Brenda Huntley Added: 10/31/2007 Crowley Ridge Chronicle || CRONEY GLADYS MRS BEAL 8 31 1914 1 31 1966 FPARK || 01/21/66 Birth: Aug. 31, 1914 Death: Jan. 31, 1966 Rites Held For Mr., Mrs. Croney of Widener (Chronicle Newspaper) Services for Mr. and Mrs. Gerald H. Croney of Widener, believed to be victims of carbon monoxide poisoning, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Stevens Funeral Home in Forrest City, followed by burial in Forrest Park Cemetery. The Rev. J. J. Clark officiated at the services. Mr. Croney, who was 60 died at 11 p.m. last Thursday, February 10, at John Gaston Hospital Memphis, where he had been in a critical condition for about 11 days. Mrs. Croney was found dead on January 31, and her husband was discovered unconscious by deputy sheriffs, who broke into the home after they had been called by neighbors who had not seen the two for two or three days. Mr. Croney had been a resident of Widener for 30 years and was a merchant, and a member of the Methodist Church. He was born November 1, 1905, in Missouri. Survivers includes one son James W. Croney of Brinkley; one daughter, Mrs. Noland Ford of Clarksdale, Mississippi; one brother, Wilbur Croney of Pontiac, Michigan; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Mrs. Croney was born on August 31, 1914, in Mississippi County, Arkansas, the daughter of Olie D. Pike and Roy Beal. She had lived in Widener for 20 years, and was a member of the Methodist Church. She leaves three sisters, Mrs. Dora Harrison and Mrs. Gertrude Collins of Memphis and Mrs. Mary Allensworth of Joiner.- Brenda Huntley Added: 10/31/2007 Crowley Ridge Chronicle || CRONEY MATTYE FAYE MRS LUTTRELL 8 15 1915 6 16 2009 HUGHES || Mrs. Mattye Faye Croney, age 93, of Widener, died Tuesday, June 16, 2009, at her home. Mrs. Croney was born Aug. 15, 1915, in Colt. She was the daughter of Walter Luttrell and Ada Bruton Luttrell and lived in St. Francis County for all of her life. Mrs. Croney was a housewife, a member of the Eastern Star and a member of Landmark Baptist Church. In 1936 Mrs. Croney married Irvin Croney and he preceded her in death in 1970. She is survived by a son, Larry Croney of Widener; a sister, Louise Mosley of Memphis; one grandchild and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation for Mrs. Croney will be held on Friday, June 19, 2009, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Chapel of Stevens Funeral Home. Graveside funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 20, 2009, at Hughes Cemetery. Friends and family may log on to www.stevensfuneralhome.net to sign the online registry.Published: 2009-06-17 || CROUCH SPENCER 1791 4 22 1832 UNKNOWN || 05/09/1832 [Although the death of Mr. Crouch was announced in our last paper, we trust the following shall tribute to his memory, which reached us by last mail, will not be the less acceptable and soothing to his friends, on account of his not accompanying that annunciation.] - Ed. Gaz.DIED - In St. Francis county, of Typhoid Pneumonia, on the 22d April, Spencer Crouch, Esq. Clerk of the Circuit Court in that county, in the 41st year of his age. He has left a wife, and four small children, to lament the irreparable loss. -05/02/1832 DIED - In St. Francis County, on the 22d ult., Spencer Crouch, Esq. Clerk of the Circuit Court of that county.-05/02/1832 Appointment by the Acting Governor - AUSTIN KENDRICK, to be Clerk of the Circuit Court of St. Francis county, vice Spencer Crouch, deceased. || CRUTCHFIELD JANE MRS WHITE 1 9 1897 9 3 1966 FPARK || 09/13/66 Birth: Jan. 9, 1897Mississippi, USA Death: Sep. 3, 1966Forrest CitySt. Francis CountyArkansas, USA September 13, 1966Crutchfield Rites To Be Wednesday funeral services for Mrs. Jane Crutchfield, 69, who died this morning at Forrest Memorial Hospital, will be held in Stevens Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Mrs. Cruthchfield had been in poor health for several years and suffered a stroke at her home, 1230 North Division, Monday morning. Burial will be in Forrest Park Cemetery.Born Jan. 9, 1897 in Charleston, Miss., she was the daughter of Girldine Williams White and Jonathan Richard White. A Baptist, she married W. I. Branan many years ago and later married R. E. Crutchfield, who died in 1958.Survivors include a son, Rev. R. Hayden Branan of Canton, Ohio; a daughter, Mrs. W. C. Halford of Forrest City; two brothers Richard White of Tutwiler, Miss., and Henry White of Rolling Fork, Miss.; and two sisters Mrs. Martha Woodall of Forrest City and Mrs. Eva Freeman of Cherry Valley.Sister Martha Woodall buried at Hughes Cemetery in AR.Sister Eva Freeman buried at Bay Village Cemetery in AR.Brother J. L. White buried at Harrisburg Cemetery in AR.Brother Henry White buried at Cary Cemetery in MS. || CULPEPPER MATTIE MRS HODGES 3 21 1887 8 2 1965 FPARK || 08/02/65 Birth: Mar. 21, 1887 Death: Aug. 2, 1965 Rites For Mrs. Culpepper Set Wednesday At 2. Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie Culpepper, 78, who died Monday night at Forrest Memorial Hospital, will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home by Rev. Glen Giles. Burial will be in Forrest Park Cemetery. Mrs. Culpepper, a long time resident of Forrest City had been in ill health for several years. She had been in critical condition since a stroke last week. Born in the Yocona Community south of Forrest City on March 21, 1877, she was the daughter of Lunetti Casteel and Richard Hodges. At the time of her death she lived on Highway 1 south between Forrest City and Haynes. She was a member of the Haynes Baptist Church. Her husband, Don Culpepper, whom she married in 1904, died in 1958. She is survived by two sons, William Culpepper of Forrest City and Omer Culpepper of Palestine; two daughters, Miss Edna Culpepper and Mrs. Euna Hughes, both of Forrest City; one brother, Reuben Hodges of Forrest City; and five grandchildren.- Brenda Huntley Added: 10/29/2007 || CUMMINGS EMMA MRS CASTEEL 1 22 1852 1936 CITY || 1936 Mrs.J.B.Cummings, One of the Pioneer Citizens of this County, Passed Away This A.M.:Mrs.Emma (Casteel) Cummings died at 4 o'clock this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs.John H.Tipton, of a heart ailment. Mrs.Cummings, the daughter of Robert Wiley and Eliza Goodwin Casteel, was born in Helena, Jan.22,1852. In 1864 the family moved to this county where her father was engaged in farming a large plantation and in the mercantile business, also played a prominent part in the civic affairs of the county. Mrs.Cummings was the only surviving one of the following several brothers and sisters:Willie, Robert and Jack Casteel, Mrs.J.W.Beck and Mrs.H.P.Gorman. On Sept.9,1873 she was united in marriage to A.J.Grady, a member of the firm of Kathley and Grady, who had a large store and farming interests. Mr.Grady was one of the very early settlers of this county. To this union two children were born, Abraham Lafayette Grady and Mrs.(Lola)John E.Tipton, both of this city. Mr.Grady passed away in 1879. In 1881, Mrs.Cummings was married to Dr.J.B.Cummings. To this union one daughter was born, Mrs.E.E.Norton of Pine Blufff. Dr.Cummings was one of the most eminent physicians of the state, being a graduate of Columbia University in New York, and after graduation serving as an intern at one of the largest hospitals in New York City. During the Yellow Fever epidemic in 1879, Dr.Cummings was untiring in his efforts to relieve suffering humanity, and due to his skillful ministration many of the older citizens of this county owe their lives. When Mrs.Cummings was 12 years old she joined the Baptist Church, and through the intervening years was actively interested in its welfare. Mrs.Cummings passed away on the the location, but not the same house, to which she came as a bride, having spent sixty four years of her life right there on the same spot, the house now standing replaced the first home, destroyed by fire some years ago. Surviving Mrs.Cummings are A.L.Grady, Mrs.John H.Tipton, Mrs.E.L.Norton, of Pine Bluff, four grandchildren, and four great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at the home on Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev.Grover C.Prince, pastor of the Baptist Church. Mr.and Mrs.E.R.Norton and daughters, Miss Rosamond Norton, and Mrs.Hendrix Rowell of Pine Bluff, Mr.and Mrs.L.C.Cargile of Texarkana, and Mrs.D.C.Wall of Memphis are in the city for the funeral tomorrow. || DANIEL LILLIE MAE MRS 8 9 1944 6 15 2009 SHADY GROVE || Mrs. Lillie Mae Daniel, age 64, of Forrest City, died Monday, June 15, 2009, at Crestpark Retirement Inn. Ms. Daniel was born Aug. 9, 1944, in Villaridge, Ill., and was the daughter of West Daniel and Henrietta Farley Daniel. She is survived by three sons, Tommy Daniel and Hollis Daniel, both of Forrest City and Alfreddie Daniel of Little Rock; two daughters Henrietta Daniel and Loretta Williams, both of Forrest City; a brother, Walter Richards of Cairo, Ill., and 17 grandchildren. Visitation for Mrs. Daniel will be held on Friday, June 19, 2009, from noon to 5 p.m. at Woodhouse Mortuary. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 20, 2009, at Williams Temple Church of God in Christ at noon, with burial following at Shady Grove Cemetery.Published: 2009-06-18 || DAVIS LESTER SR-DR 3 20 1943 8 2009 PILGRIM || Lester was born March 20, 1943, to Ollie Mae McIntyre Coleman and Lester Davis, Sr., in Lambert, MS. He was reared in life by his mother and stepfather Tommy Coleman. He confessed a hope and belief in Christ at an early age. He was a graduate of the 1963 Quitman County High School, he also attended Alcorn State University in Lorman, MS, graduating in 1967 with a Bachelors Degree in Biology. He then went on to graduate in the Class of 1974 at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN with a Doctrine of Dental Science. He met Dean Elizabeth Clark and they were joined in marriage on October 23, 1970. With this union, the Davis Family began. After finishing medical school he and his family moved to Marianna, AR where he worked as a dentist at the Lee County Cooperative Clinic. In search of a church home, they finally rested at Paradise M.B. Church in Marianna, under the direction of Pastor E.H. Garrett, where he served on the Deacon Board as well as Assistant Superintendent of the Sunday School. In July 1976, he ventured into entrepreneurship by opening his own office in Forrest City, AR where he practiced until his retirement in May 2009. He was active in many organizations: Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, 33rd Degree Mason in the Spring Grove AF & AM Lodge, Worthy Patron of Spring Grove 306 Chapter of the Eastern Star, member of the Arkansas Medical, Dental and Pharmaceutical Association as well as serving on several boards and committees throughout the community. He is survived by his loving wife Dean, as well as his children: Michael E. (Doretha) of Chicago, IL, Carolyn Richardson (Cedric) of Memphis, TN, Lester III of Dallas, TX and Nadia N. of Atlanta, GA. His sisters: Mattie Johnson of Memphis, TN, Fanny Diggs of Crowder, MS, Rosetta King of Lambert, MS. His brothers: G.W. Coleman (Vera) of Crowder, MS, Robert Coleman (Eva Mae) of Sardis, MS and Odell Coleman of Lambert, MS. Visitation for Dr. Lester Davis Jr. will be held on Friday, Aug. 14, 2009, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Kincaid Funeral Services Inc. Funeral services will be held at Paradise Missionary Baptist Church in Marianna on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009, at 12 noon. Burial will follow in Pilgrim Cemtery. Kincaid Funeral Services Inc. of Forrest City are in charge of all arrangements. Tributes may be sent to the family via www.kincaidfuneralservices.com. Published: 2009-08-13 || DAWSON BEVERLY MRS TYLER 6 29 1948 4 14 2009 MISSISSIPPI COUNTY |