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| BABCOCK S. H. MRS. UNK 1 2 1909 JONESBORO || 1-15-1909 The news of the death of Mrs.S.H.Babcock at Jonesboro on Jan.2,1909 was received here a few days later with deep regret by a large circle of friends. She was the mother of Rev.Sidney H.Babcock, formerly pastor of the M.E.church here, and a widely known and noble woman, whose lovely Christian character was admired by all who knew her. 1-15-1909 || BABER E. E. MRS UNK 9 1 1912 WALNUT RIDGE || Mrs.J.F.Bass and little son Paul returned Wednesday from Walnut Ridge, where they had been attending the bedside of her mother, Mrs.E.E.Baber, who passed away Sunday morning, Sep.1,1912. Mrs.Baber had been ill for about three months. She was buried Monday in the Walnut Ridge cemetery. 9-6-1912 || BABITSCH MARY L. MRS. COONEY 12 21 1943 1 22 2003 COONEY CEMETERY || Mrs. Mary L. Cooney Babitsch, age 59, of Hardy, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville.Mrs. Babitsch was born Dec. 21, 1943, in Pittsburgh, Penn., the daughter of Eugene H. Cooney and Nina Mae Cooney. She was a homemaker and a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Evening Shade.Mrs. Babitsch is survived by a daughter, Mary Jean Dennis of Hardy; one brother, Eugene Thomas Cooney of Wirth; a sister Dorothy Mae Peterson of Evening Shade; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.Graveside services will be held on Friday, Jan. 24, 2003, at 2 p.m. at the Cooney Cemetery near Williford with Bro. Carl Higgs officiating. Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City is in charge of all arrangements || BADY JOHN UNK 6 5 1897 FCTIMES || Maggie Bady, wife of desperado John Bady, who died in the jail Saturday afternoon, is at home of friends in a precarious conditions. During her husband's incarceration, she attended him at intervals, until one day when she left him, saying she was going to get him something. The next heard of her, she was several miles west of town in L'anguille bottoms, wandering aimlessly in the woods. She was brought to town and cared for by Sidmon Rodgers, whom, on one occasion her husband had threatened to kill over some trifling matter.DATED 6-11-1897 || BAILES ELI 5 11 1849 11 21 1910 HUGHES PIONEER || News reached our office Wednesday from Little Rock that Mr.Eli Bailes, an old citizen of this country, occurred in the hospital, where he had been under treatment for some time. The remains were brought to this city yesterday and interred in the Hughes Cemetery. || BAILEY LINDA MRS. HOUSE 9 9 1953 9 11 2000 CASTEEL || Mrs. Linda House Bailey, age 47, of Forrest City, died Monday, Sept. 11, 2000, at her home. Mrs. Bailey was born Sept. 9, 1953 in Forrest City. She was the daughter of Samuel House and Satiria Barnes House. Mrs. Bailey is survived by three daughters, Juanita House of Forrest City, Tina Avant, Sharon Anderson, both of Rockford, Ill; one son, John Stringfellow, of Little Rock; four sisters, Essie Harris, of Blytheville, Samella Terry, of Rockford Ill., Satiri Braxton, Marcella House, both of Little Rock; four brothers, Al House, Bradley House, both of Forrest City, Edward House, of Jacksonville, Fla., Willie House, of Little Rock; and 11 grandchildren. Visitation for Mrs. Bailey will be Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the chapel of Woodhouse Funeral Home. A wake will also take place on Friday, Sept. 15, 2000 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, with funeral services starting at 2 p.m. at United Christian M. B. Church, with Rev. Charles Latham officiating. Burial will follow in Casteel Cemetery under the direction of Woodhouse mortuary. || BAILEY ROSIE FAY 3 10 1934 12 18 2005 FORREST CITY CEMETERY || Mrs. Rosie Fay Bailey, age 71, of Forrest City, died Sunday, Dec. 18, 2005.Mrs. Bailey was born March 10, 1934, in Widener. She was a retired custodian at the St. Francis County Courthouse and is survived by her husband, Columbus Bailey of Forrest City; two daughters, Dorothy Coleman of St. Louis, Mo. and Doreen Powell of Forrest City; a sister, Annie Mae Coulter of Forrest City; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2005, at 10 a.m. at United Christian M.B. Church with Rev. Norris Latham Jr. officiating. Burial followed in Forrest City Cemetery. Clay Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements. || BAILEY RUTH MAE MRS. LUCAS 2 28 1922 3 15 2004 COGBILL CEMETERY || Mrs. Ruth Mae "Tommie" Lucas Bailey, Feb. 28, 1922, in Monticello, Ala ,age 82, of Forrest City and formerly a longtime resident of Parkin, died Monday, March 15, 2004, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro.Mrs. Bailey was born Feb. 28, 1922, in Monticello, Ala., the daughter of the late Sylvester Lucas and Myrtle Northcutt Lucas. She attended school in Parkin and lived there for most of her life until moving to Forrest City three years ago. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Parkin.Mrs. Bailey married William Roy "Bill" Bailey in 1960 and he preceded her in death in 1997. She is survived by a son, John Hampton of Wynne; two daughters, Mary Alice Laws of Forrest City and Johnnie Barnes of Parkin; a brother, Dean Lucas of Parkin; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters and a granddaughter, Gwen Sams.Visitation for Mrs. Bailey will be held on Wednesday, March 17, 2004, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home in Wynne. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 18, 2004, at 10 a.m., graveside in Cogbill Cemetery in Wynne with Mr. Albert Lewis officiating.-PER SSDI:RUTH BAILEY 28 Feb 1923 15 Mar 2004 (V) 72336 (Forrest City || BAILEY SHEILA ANN MS. 5 18 1967 9 15 2007 SCOTT BOND || Ms. Shelia Ann Bailey, age 40, of Forrest City, died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007. Ms. Bailey was born May 8, 1967, in Forrest City and was a production worker for Hino. She is survived by her father, Virgil Lee Cothran of Kansas City, Mo.; two sons, Mario Bailey of Forrest City and Allen Nash of Dallas, Texas; a daughter, Jakayla Reynolds of Forrest City; three brothers, Randy Bailey of Cleveland, Ohio, Larry Bailey of Forrest City and Michael Bailey of Phoenix, Ariz. and a sister, Annette Cothran of Cleveland, Ohio. Visitation for Ms. Bailey will be held on Friday, Sept. 21, 2007, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Clay Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007, at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in Scott Bond Cemetery. Published: 2007-09-20 || BAILEY TOLIESE MRS. ARMSTRONG 10 26 1922 5 27 2007 HARRIS CHAPEL || WYNNE -- Toliese Armstrong Bailey, 84, of Harris Chapel Community in WYNNE, a retired Foreign Service employee of the State Department in Washington, D.C., died Sunday, May 27, in WYNNE. She was a member of Harris Chapel Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors are aunts, Ruby Sullivan Davis of Memphis and Estelle Sullivan of WYNNE; and 12 cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. Graveside services will be today at 11 a.m. in Harris Chapel Cemetery at WYNNE. || BAILEY VERA MARIE MRS. PEOPLES 4 18 1918 7 28 2004 CASTEEL || Mrs. Vera Marie Peoples Bailey, age 86 of Forrest City, Arkansas, died Wednesday, July 28, 2004. Mrs. Bailey, the daughter of Alpheus and Octie Peoples, was born April 18, 1918, in Forrest City.She attended Lincoln High School and later became the oldest member to attend that school's reunion. She attended A.M.&N. College in Pine Bluff to enhance her seamstress ability. She worked in several vocations during her lifetime including a domestic engineering, as well as an employee at the Cotton Gin and Compress. She married Mr. Sylvester Bailey in 1938 and later bore nine children; of which three died shortly after birth.Mrs. Bailey is survived by six (6) children; Clifton (LaVerne) Bailey and Rebecca Lewis (Thomas) Jones of Forrest City, Charlean (Willie Raye) Dickson of Upland, CA, Jean (Norman) Woods of Pomona, CA, Jeanetta (Theo) Hamiter of Indianapolis, IN, and Oneida (Wayne) Wilson of San Jose, CA,; eighteen (18) grand-children, and thirty-three (33) great grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister; Eloise Peoples Lyons of Thompson, Ohio and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.Memorial services will be held on Monday, August 2, 2004, at 5:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church located at 306 East Cross Street, Forrest City, AR. Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday, August 3, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church; Rev; S. W. Baker, Pastor. Burial services will follow at the Castell Cemetery under the direction of Peoples Funeral Home. || BAKER ALBERTA RACHEL MRS. 11 17 1930 11 5 2005 NEW HOPE CEMETERY || Mrs. Alberta Rachel Baker, age 74, of Holly Grove, died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005, at St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center in Little Rock.Mrs. Baker, born Nov. 17, 1930, in Holly Grove, was a retired teacher in the Neptune School District. She is survived by a son, Therman A. Baker Jr. of Washington D.C.; two brothers, Theodore R. Johnson of Holly Grove and Wesley Johnson of Sacramento, Calif.; two sisters, Johnnie B. Baker of Forrest City and Imogene Smith of North Little Rock ; and one grandchild.Visitation for Mrs. Baker will be held on Friday, Nov. 11, 2005 from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Clay Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul A.M.E. Church in Holly Grove with Pastor Kevin Anderson officiating. Burial will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Holly Grove. || BAKER AUGUSTA T. MRS. 11 12 1925 5 9 2004 FORREST CITY CEMETERY || Mrs. Augusta T. Baker, age 78, of Forrest City, died Sunday, May 9, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-East in Memphis.Mrs. Baker was born Nov. 12, 1925, in Round Pond. She was a retired cook and is survived by her husband, Johnnie Baker of Memphis; five sons, Larry Baker of Anniston, Ala., James Baker, Levon Baker and Melvin Baker all of Memphis, and Johnnie Baker Jr. of Forrest City; three daughters, Eunice Cox and Cynthia Marshall both of Memphis and Doris Jefferies of Harvey, Ill. She is also survived by a brother, Tom Thomas Jr. of Compton, Calif.; three sisters, Lucinda Johnson of Forrest City, Stella Barton of Compton, Calif. and Gracie Dudley of Cleveland, Ohio; 24 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.Visitation for Mrs. Baker will be held on Friday, May 14, 2004, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Clay Funeral Home and on Saturday, May 15, 2004, from 10 to 11 a.m., at Beth Salem Baptist Church. Funeral services will follow at the church on Saturday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Oscar Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Forrest City Cemetery. || BAKER BETTY LOU MISS NICHOLS 6 8 1934 8 15 2004 BELL CEMETERY || Ms. Betty Lou Coleman Baker, age 70, of Palestine, died Sunday, Aug. 15, 2004, at her home in Palestine.Ms. Baker, born June 8,1934, in Forrest City, was the daughter of Gamble Lee Nichols and Audrey Hunt Nichols Fickle. She lived in Palestine for most of her life and was retired from Sanyo Manufacturing Corporation. She was a member of Landmark Missionary Baptist Church and attended the Old Fashion Baptist Church in Palestine.Ms. Baker is survived by two sons, Michael Coleman Sr., of Colt and Jerry Leon Coleman Sr., of Forrest City; one daughter, Brenda Sue Joy of Heber Springs; eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.Visitation for Ms. Baker will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Chapel of Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2004, at 2 p.m. in Stevens Chapel with burial following in Bell Cemetery. || BAKER BETTY MRS. GALLOWAY 12 25 1924 3 4 2005 FPARK || Mrs. Betty Galloway Baker, age 80, of Rockledge, Florida, died Friday, March 4, 2005, in Melbourne, Florida.Mrs. Baker was born December 25, 1924, in Forrest City, Arkansas. She was the daughter of Frank Galloway and Ocie Lee Fitzsimmons.Mrs. Baker was married to Henry Nash Baker Sr., and he preceded her in death in 2003. She is survived by two sons, Floyd P. Gibbons II and wife Sue of Hot Springs, Henry Nash Baker Jr. and wife Jackie of Gulf Breeze, Florida; a daughter, Dorothy Gail Jordan and husband Michael of Finley, Ohio; nine grandchildren, Kaysee, Tracy and Mason Baker, Michael G., and Justin Jordan, Floyd P. III, Tim, Terry and Michael Gibbons. She is also survived by three great grandchildren, Tyler, Kyle and Timothy Gibbons.Graveside services will be Wednesday, March 9, 2005, at 1:00 p.m. at Forrest Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Stevens Funeral home Tuesday. Under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home. || BAKER BILLIE SUE MRS. NASH 1928 3 19 2003 WHEATLEY || LITTLE ROCK -- Billie Sue Nash Baker, 75, of Little Rock died Wednesday, March 19. 2003 Born in Wheatley, she was a homemaker and attended Little Rock Junior College. She also worked as a bookkeeper for an area wholesale business and the Arkansas Wildlife Federation. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and participated in the Altar Guild and the Triune Sunday school class. Survivors include one son, Richard Baker of Jonesboro; three daughters, Charlotte Carlson of Jamestown, N.Y., Karen Buchanan and Donna Sward, both of Little Rock; two sisters, Betty Jo Mason of Wheatley and Loretta Bennett of FORREST CITY; three brothers, Ronald Nash of Hot Springs, Bob Nash of Damascus and Freeland Nash of Brinkley; eight grandchildren, Matthew Baker of Jonesboro, Heather Carlson Buffone of Jamestown, Heidi Carlson Jeziorski of Texarkana, Texas, Robin Baker, Kyle Buchanan, Kendall Buchanan, Brita Sward and Erik Sward, all of Little Rock; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Roller-Chenal Funeral Home chapel in Little Rock, with the Rev. Louann Murphy officiating. Burial will follow in the family cemetery at Wheatley. || BAKER GLENDA JEAN MS. 1940 10 25 2003 FPARK || Ms. Glenda Jean Baker, age 63, of Marion, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2003, at her home.Mrs. Baker was a retired escort driver for Hales Escort Service and a member of the Faith Baptist Church in Forrest City. She is survived by a daughter, Mary Margaret Coulston of Hornlake, Miss; two sons, Wesley Wayne Baker of Marion and George J. Baker of Salem; four sisters, Lucille Hardin of Memphis, Joann Hardin of Worth, Ill., Willie Mae Calhoun of West Memphis and Tinnie McDowell of Cookville, Tenn.; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.Visitation for Ms. Baker will be held on Friday, Oct. 17, 2003, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Roller-Citizens Funeral Home of West Memphis. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2003, at 10 a.m. at the Roller-Citizens Funeral Home of West Memphis. Burial will follow in Forrest Park Cemetery || BAKER HASSIE LORENE MRS GRAY 7 27 1927 11 15 2003 HUGHES || Mrs. Hassie Lorene Gray Baker, age 76, of Royse City, Texas, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2003, at her home.Mrs. Baker, born July 27, 1927, in Colt, was the daughter of Jim Gray and Marie Austin Gray. She lived in North Little Rock until moving to Texas in February and was a retired restaurant owner and a member of West Side Baptist Church in Jacksonville.Mrs. Baker is survived by two sons, Orie Wilson Jr. and Terry Clary, both of North Little Rock; one daughter, Sharilyn Zupan of Royse City, Texas; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.Visitation for Mrs. Baker will be held on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2003, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Chapel of Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Nov. 21, 2003, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Stevens Funeral Home with burial following in Hughes Cemetery. || BAKER HENRY NASH 4 8 1913 11 17 2003 FPARK VET-WWII || Mr. Henry Nash Baker, age 90, of Rockledge, Fla., and formerly of Memphis and Forrest City, died Monday, Nov. 17, 2003, at his home.Mr. Baker was born April 8, 1913, in Bowen, Ill., the son of Samuel A. Baker and Ethel Nash Baker. He was the owner of Baker Reality Properties in Brevard County, Fla. He was retired from International Harvester after 34 years, was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Memphis. Mr. Baker was a former member of the Jaycees, Colonial Country Club and the Memphis Yacht Club. He was a graduate of the University of Illinois and a veteran of World War II.Mr. Baker married Betty Galloway Baker and she survives him along with two sons, Henry Nash Baker Jr. of Gulf Breeze, Fla. and Floyd P. Gibbons of Hot Springs; a daughter, Gail Gibbons Jordan of Findley, Ohio; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.Graveside services will be held on Friday, Nov. 21, 2003, at 2 p.m. at Forrest Park Cemetery. Stevens Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements || BAKER IDA P. MRS. GREENLEE 6 23 1903 2 10 2002 EVERGREEN || Mrs. Ida P. Baker, age 98, of Gary, Ind., formerly of Forrest City, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002, at Methodist Hospital NorthlakeMrs. Baker was born June 23, 1903, in Widener, and was the daughter of the late Tom and Armette Greenlee. She retired after serving 48 years as a principal in the St. Francis County School systems and was a member of the CME Church where she was on the missionary board.Mrs. Baker was preceded in death by her husbands, Joseph Pennington and Emmitt Baker; a son; two sisters; two brothers and two granddaughters.She is survived by six sons, Terry Pennington of Gary, Ind., Percy Pennington of Chicago, Ill., Emmett Baker of St. Louis, Mo., Albert Baker of Richmond, Calif., A.D. Baker of New York, N.Y. and Emery Baker of Aurora, Ill.; two daughters, Susie Clay and Estelle Jackson, both of Memphis; a sister, Armetta Davis of Gary, Ind.; 28 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.Visitation for Mrs. Baker will be held Thursday, Feb. 14, 2002, from 12 to 8 p.m., with family hour from 7 to 8 p.m., at Guy and Allen Funeral Chapel. Funeral services for Mrs. Baker will be conducted on Friday, Feb. 15, 2002, at 2 p.m., at the Israel CME Church, with Rev. Dr. Nicholas Betts officiating the service. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery under the direction of Guy and Allen Funeral Directors, Inc. || BAKER LEAR MRS. SMITH 6 4 1922 8 21 2001 CASTEEL || Mrs. Lear Baker, age 79, of Madison, died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City.Mrs. Baker, born June 4, 1922, in St. Francis County, was the daughter of Wylie Smith and Mary Martin Smith. She was retired from Sanyo.Mrs. Baker is survived by five daughters, Lue Vingue Hawkins, Verlean Davis and Alma Wright, all of Madison, Annie Mae Owens and Patricia Smith, both of Stockton, Calif.; four sons, Frankie Baker and Lenell Baker, both of Detroit, Mich., Theodis Smith of Little Rock and Tesell Smith of Kennett, Mo.; two sisters, Rachel Long and Edith White, both of Madison; a brother, James Smith of Washington, D.C.; 32 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.Visitation for Mrs. Baker will be held Friday, Aug. 24, 2001, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Woodhouse Mortuary. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 25, 2001, at 1 p.m. at Cornerstone M.B. Church with Rev. Lenell Baker officiating. Burial will follow in Casteel Cemetery under the direction of Woodhouse Mortuary. || BAKER LENA VERNEAL MRS. JACOBS 1916 11 25 1999 WOODMAN || Lena Verneal Jacobs Baker, 83, of McCrory died Thursday, Nov. 25, 1999, at her home. Mrs. Baker was a charter member of Faith Baptist Church in McCrory, a homemaker and a lifelong resident of McCrory. She is survived by three sons, Joe Baker and Edgar Lee Baker Jr. both of McCrory and Lloyd Baker of Pine Bluff; one daughter, Verneal King of Hot Springs; two brothers, Alfread Jacobs of Springdale and David Jacobs of Wynne; five sisters, Margaret Reynolds of Vanndale, Maxine Newland of Rancho Santa Marita, Calif., Lavern Robbins of Forrest City, Joyce Kay of Wynne and Alice Gaston of McCrory; 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation was Friday, Nov. 26, at Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home Chapel. Services were Saturday, Nov. 27, at Faith Baptist Church in McCrory with Brother Mike Johnson of Franklin, Indiana officiating. Burial followed at Woodman Cemetery with Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangement. || BAKER MARCUS 6 16 1946 9 1 2000 BAKER FAMILY || Marcus Baker, 54, of Moro, died Friday, Sept. 1, 2000, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in North Little Rock. Mr. Baker was born June 16, 1946, in Moro to John Lee Baker and Carrie Hudson Baker. He was a 1964 graduate of Brinkley High School, was a Vietnam War Veteran and was retired from the United States Army. He was a Lutheran. Mr. Baker is survived by his mother, Carrie Hudson Baker, of Moro; a son, Marcus Loye Baker, of Clinton; a daughter, Melissa Cambron, of Clinton; two step-daughters, Rhonda Reighard, of Davenport, Iowa, and Lori Roach of Gurneville, Calif.; three brothers, John Baker, of Salem, Phillip Baker, of Holly Springs, Miss., Shane Baker, of Moro; seven sisters, Betty Hendrix, of Rosebud, Louise Best, Paula Holcomb, and Mary Hastings, all of Moro, Naomi Wallis, Joan McCoy, and Ruth Baker, all of Beebe; four grandchildren and three step-grandchildren. Graveside services for Mr. Baker were today at the Baker Family Cemetery in Moro with Mike Holcomb officiating. Funeral services were under the direction of Bob Neal and Sons Funeral Home of Brinkley. || BAKER TONYA MRS. TAYLOR 8 13 1977 3 23 2003 WALNUT GROVE CEMETERY || Mrs. Tonya Taylor Baker, age 25, of Mountain View, died Sunday, March 23, 2003, at the Elvis Presley Trauma Center in Memphis.Mrs. Baker was born on August 13, 1977, the daughter of Travis "Sonny" Taylor and Deanna Raines. She was a housewife and a Baptist.Mrs. Baker is survived by her parents; her husband, Clarence Baker of Mountain View; three sons, Zackary Colbert of Hickory Ridge, Jacob Colbert of Forrest City and Caleb Baker of Wynne; three daughters, Taylor Colbert and Mary Margaret "Molly" Baker both of the home and Caitlin Baker of Wynne; two brothers, Jason Taylor of Forrest City and Chuck Taylor of Wynne, and one sister, Sarah Katie Taylor of Wynne.Visitation for Mrs. Baker will be held on Thursday, March 27, 2003, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Chapel of Morgan Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 28, 2003, at 2 p.m. in Morgan Chapel with Bro. Gary Woodard of Madison Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery near Wynne. || BAKER W. K. UNK 6 1912 CROSS COUNTY || The remains of Mr.W.K.Baker, who for a number of years the postmaster at Wynne, passed through the city Tuesday enroute to his home in Cross County for interment. For the past four or five years, he had been living with his daughter's family, Mr.& Mrs.C.P.Austin, in Pine Bluff, where he died the first of the week after a brief illness. || BALDWIN ARTHUR W. 6 19 1934 1 1 2001 STEVENS FUNERAL HOME || Mr. Arthur W. Baldwin, age 67, of Colt, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2001, at Methodist Central Hospital in Memphis.Mr. Baldwin was born June 19, 1934, in Tennessee, and was the son of Louis W. Baldwin and Daisy Clement Baldwin. He lived in St. Francis County most of his life, was a carpenter, and attended the Old Time Pentecostal Church.Mr. Baldwin married Mecial Sanders in 1959, and she survives him along with two sons, Darryl Baldwin of Shearerville and Lewis Baldwin of Colt; a daughter, Kimberly Scott of Colt; his mother, Daisy Baldwin of West Memphis; two brothers, Donald Baldwin of West Memphis and Louis Baldwin of Houston, Miss.; four sisters, Effie Colvin of Memphis, Betty Weatherford of Tennessee, Cora Baldwin and Dora Poole, both of Mississippi and four grandchildren. || BALDWIN JESSE LEE 3 25 1944 10 4 2005 SHADY GROVE USARMY VIETNAM || Jesse Lee Baldwin, 61, of Forrest City, died Tuesday morning, October 4, 2005 at the VA Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee after a brief illness.He was born March 25, 1944 in Forrest City, Arkansas to Ernest Baldwin and Fannie Mae Smith Baldwin. He was the third child born to this union."JB" or "Papa Yank", as he was affectionately known, was a lifelong member of Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Forrest City.Jesse was a 1962 graduate of Lincoln High School in Forrest City. After graduating high school, he was drafted in the United States Army. He served in the Vietnam Conflict from 1965 to 1967.Jesse was a longtime business owner in Forrest City. He was the former owner of South Gate Auto Sales and the Players Palace Social Club.Jesse enjoyed traveling, fishing and the entertainment industry. He was also a lover of all dogs. He was a member of the Forrest City Sports Club and the Disabled Veterans of America Chapter 37.Survivors are his wife of twenty-four years, Shirley Baldwin, of Forrest City, AR; a son, Justin D. Baldwin, of Forrest City, AR; four special loved ones, Kelvin (Latrice) Williams, of Forrest City, AR, Jackie Buchanan, of Little Rock, AR, Darryl Baldwin of Cleveland, OH and Darryl Edwards, of Chicago, IL; two brothers, Eddie (Sadie) Baldwin and Gene Howling, both of Forrest City, AR; five sisters, Allie (Andrew) Anderson, of Winter Garden, FL, Arzella George, Lendora Hawkins and Stella Baldwin, all of Gary, IN, and Mary Satterwhite, of Forrest City, AR; his mother in law, Vadie Smith, of Forrest City, AR and a host of other relatives and friends.A wake will be held Friday, October 7 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Highway 1 South in Forrest City. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 8 at 2 p.m. at Shady Grove Baptist Church in Forrest City. Reverend James Brooks will be officiating. Burial will be at Shady Grove Cemetery in Forrest City by Branscumb Johnson & Gilchrest Funeral Home of Brinkley 870-734-2772. || BALDWIN MECIAL MABEL MRS. SANDERS 4 22 1940 10 29 2005 MEMORIAL SERVICE || Mrs. Mecial Mabel Baldwin age 65, of Colt, Arkansas, died Saturday, October, 29, 2005, in Jonesboro.Mrs. Baldwin was born April 22, 1940, in Alabama. She was the daughter of Otto Kenneth Sanders and Mabel Irene Keenum. She had lived in West Memphis before moving to Colt four years ago. She was a waitress and a member of Pine Tree Baptist Church.Mrs. Baldwin married Arthur Baldwin in 1959, and he preceded her in death in 2002. She is survived by a daughter, Kimberly Scott of Colt; two sons, Darryl Baldwin of West Memphis and Lewis Baldwin of Colt; four grandchildren, Darryl Baldwin Jr. of Lubbock, Texas, Aubrey Wayne Scott of Widener, William Andrew Baldwin of Colt and Layton Scott of Colt.The family will be having a memorial service at a later date. Under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home. || BALDWIN THEODORE 1 13 1918 10 31 2001 Radiant Life in Christ Apostolic Church in St. Louis, Mo., || Mr. Theodore Baldwin, age 83, of Missouri, died Thursday, Oct. 31.2001.Mr. Baldwin, born Jan. 13, 1918, in Forrest City, was the son John Henry Baldwin and Bessie Beans-Baldwin. He was a member of Upon the Rock Church in O'Fallon, Mo. and was a Christian by faith. He was a retiree from Swift Packing Company where he worked as a food processor and was also the owner of several businesses, including a restaurant and ice-cream parlor.In 1936, Mr. Baldwin married Senella Patton, who preceded him in death. He is survived by six daughters, Bessie Hester, Elder Ella Baldwin, Gloria Dunlap, Catherine Spraggins, Cynthia Petty and Vanessa Baldwin; five sons, Jimmy Draggs, Larry Baldwin, Billy Baldwin, Leon Baldwin and Gregory Baldwin; 39 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren and a host of family and friends. Mr. Baldwin was preceded in death by seven children, Theodore Baldwin Jr., Calvin Baldwin, Kevin Baldwin, Raymond Baldwin, Henry Baldwin, Berlin Baldwin and Melvin Baldwin.Funeral services for Mr. Baldwin were held Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2002, at Radiant Life in Christ Apostolic Church in St. Louis, Mo., with Pastor Illona Dickson officiating. || BALDWIN THOMAS JOSEPH 6 17 1948 3 7 2002 MT.VERNON CEMETERY VIETNAM VET || Mr. Thomas Joseph Baldwin, age 53, of Salt Lake City, Utah, and San Carlos, Mexico, died Thursday, March 7, 2002, in Hermosillo, Mexico.Mr. Baldwin was born June 17, 1948 in Jonesboro, and was the son of William T. Baldwin Jr. and Violet Dowless Baldwin. He was retired from the Salt Lake City Tribune, was a Methodist and a veteran of Vietnam.Mr. Baldwin is survived by his parents; a brother, David S. Baldwin of Forrest City; and a sister, Dian Bacon of Fayetteville.Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. || BALDWIN WAYVONE MRS. BRIMMAGE 4 20 1935 6 12 2003 BELL || Mrs. Wayvone Baldwin, age 68, of Forrest City, died early Thursday morning, June 12, 2003, at Crestpark Retirement Inn in Forrest City.Born April 20, 1935, in Lee County, to Joseph Vernon and Dorothy Story Brimmage, she was a retired medical lab technician and a member of the Colt Baptist Church.She was proceded in death by her husband, Allen Baldwin, in 1971, and one son, David Baldwin, in 1983.Mrs. Baldwin is survived by two sons, Rodney and Carl Baldwin, both of Wynne; one daughter, Debbie Engler of Wheatley; three brothers, Larry Grimes of Shreveport, LA, Nick Grimes of Memphis, and Keith Grimes of Houston, TX, three sisters, Wilma Jean Stidham of Kansas City, KS, Billie Ross of Palestine, and Rhonda Bryant of Memphis; three grandchildren, John and Lance Young, Allen Doane; and three great-grandchildren, Kayla, Sierra and Charlie Doane. Visitation is scheduled for Friday evening, June 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Morgan Chapel. Funeral services for Mrs. Baldwin will be Saturday afternoon, June 14, at 2:00 p.m. at the Midway Baptist Church in Palestine, with Bro. Ken Walls officiating. Burial will follow at Bell Cemetery under the direction of Morgan Funeral Home. || BALL JOSEPH 8 29 1979 12 9 2005 LOUGHRIDGE || Joseph "Joey" Ball Birth: Aug. 29, 1979 Forrest CitySt. Francis County, Arkansas, USA Death: Dec. 9, 2005 Memphis Shelby County Tennessee, USA Joey Ball of Wynne, died Friday, Dec. 9, 2005 at Memphis. He was 26 years old.Services were held at Kernodle Funeral Home Chapel at 10 a.m., Wed., Dec. 14, 2005 with Rev. Ervin Mooney officiating. Burial followed in Loughridge Cemetery, Wynne.He was born Aug. 29, 1979 in Forrest City. He was a boat operator.Mr. Ball was a long time resident of Cross County. He was a member of the Harris Chapel Baptist Church. He graduated from Wynne High School in 1998.Survivors include his parent: Howard and Cynthia Ball of Wynne, Louis and Carolyn Pugh of Forrest City; grandparents: J.W. and Margie Armstrong of Forrest City; grandmother: Laverne Ball of Wynne; half-brother: Timothy Pugh of Forrest City; sister: Ashley Pugh of Forrest City; step-sister: Sherry McCoy of Wynne.He was preceded in death by his grandparents: George and Marie Pugh; step-brother, James Howard Ball; and grandfather: Lloyd Ball.The family requests memorials be sent to St. Jude's Childrens Research, Memphis, Tennessee.Kernodle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. STONE || BALL WILMA ANNA MRS. NIXON 4 25 1922 5 25 2002 VANNDALE CEMETERY || Mrs. Wilma Anna Gertrude Nixon Ball, age 80, of Wynne, died Saturday, May 25, 2002, at Wynwood Nursing Center in Wynne.Mrs. Ball, a retired employee of Addison Shoe Company, was born April 25, 1922, in Cherry Valley and was the daughter of Marvin V. Nixon and Ethel Walls Nixon. She was a life long resident of Cross County and was a member of the Church of God in Cherry Valley.In 1941, Mrs. Ball married Johnnie Ball of Cherry Valley and he survives her, along with, four sons, Lawrence "Sonny" Ball of Wynne, Dale Ball of Colt, Doyle Ball of Forrest City and Jay Ball of Cherry Valley; a daughter, Shirley Johnston of Arlington, Tenn.; two sisters, Elouise Everhart of Trumann and Marvella Nixon of Halls, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Ball was preceded in death by a daughter, Judy Ball and two brothers Milton Nixon and Gene Nixon.Visitation for Mrs. Ball will be held Monday, May 27, 2002 at the chapel of Thomson-Wilson Funeral Home from 6 until 8 p.m. Funeral services for Mrs. Ball will be held Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home Chapel in Wynne with Bro. Sam Willis of Wynne officiating, assisted by Rev. J.T. Baskins. Burial will follow in the Vanndale Cemetery in Vanndale under the direction of Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home of Wynne || BANKS A. A. 3 7 1923 10 8 2001 BASSETT CEMETERY || Mr. A.A. "Shug" Banks, age 78, of Blytheville, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville.Mr. Banks was born March 7, 1923, in Memphis and was the son of Charles R. and Mayme Johnson Banks. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and was a lifelong Mississippi County resident. Mr. Banks was a farmer, ginner and banker, a lifetime member of Mississippi County Farm Bureau and a former partner of the Independent Gin Co. He was also a member of the board of directors of the First Delta Bank. He served has county judge for 10 terms, was past president of the Arkansas County Judge's Association and founder, served first president of the Arkansas Association of Counties, was a director of National Association of County Officials and participated in many other associations.He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Lucille Pittman Banks of the home; two sons, Charles A. "Chuck" Banks of Little Rock and William B. "Brett" Banks of Tyronza and three grandchildren.Funeral services for Mr. Banks will be held Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001, at 10:30 a.m., at the First United Methodist Church in Blytheville, with Rev. Pam Estes officiating the service. Burial will follow in Bassett Cemetery under the direction of Cobb Funeral Home of Blytheville. || BANKS ANDREW 12 16 1948 11 26 2004 CASTEEL || Mr. Andrew "Kido" Banks, age 55, of Forrest City, died Friday, Nov. 26, 2004, at his home. Mr. Banks was born Dec. 16, 1948, in Forrest City, the son of Amos Banks and Dorothy McDowell Banks.Mr. Banks is survived by both his parents of Forrest City; nine sisters, Emma McDaniel of Newark, Calif., Annie Doyle of Palestine, Relora Wilson, Mary Banks, Eva Defrance, Rosie Patton and Teresa Banks all of Forrest City, Patrice Burnside and Linda Banks both of Little Rock; and four brothers, Amos Banks Jr. of Blackjack, Mo., Arthur Banks and Adell Banks both of Memphis and Patrick Banks of Colt.Visitation for Mr. Banks will be held on Friday, Dec. 3, 2004, from 12 to 5 p.m. in the Chapel of Woodhouse Mortuary. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2004, at 11 a.m. at the Pilgrim's Rest M.B. Church with Rev. Lee Hamilton Sr. officiating. Burial will follow in Casteel Cemetery. || BANKS EMMA JEAN MISS 12 23 1953 5 2 2008 CASTEEL || Ms. Emma Jean Banks, 54, of 2250 SFC 224, Forrest City, died Friday, May 2, 2008 at her home. Ms. Banks was born Dec. 23, 1953, in Forrest City, the daughter of Rebecca Banks and Rufus Banks Sr. She was retired as a teacher in the Forrest City School District. She is survived by both her parents of Forrest City; three brothers, Rufus Banks Jr. of Little Rock, Van Elliott Banks of Ola and Wendell Oliver Banks of Silver Springs, Mo. and two sisters, Mary Ann Williams of Little Rock and Cleora Lynne Banks of Loretto, Pa. Visitation for Ms. Banks will be held at Clay Funeral Home on Thursday, May 8, 2008, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 9, 2008, at 1 p.m. at Prosperity Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Wendell Banks officiating. Burial will following in Casteel Cemetery on U.S. Highway 70 West.Published: 2008-05-07 || BANKS GENEVA V. MRS. 1921 3 23 2000 PARADISE GARDENS || Geneva Banks, age 79, of Heth, died Thursday, March 23, 2000, in her home. Mrs. Banks is survived by one sister, Zola Redman of Chicago, Ill. Visitation will be Thursday, March 30, 2000, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Chapel of Kennedy Funeral Home. Services are Friday, March 31, 2000, at noon at Jesus Center Holiness Church in West Memphis with J. W. Holder officiating. Burial will follow in Paradise Gardens in Edmondson under the direction of Kennedy Funeral Home. B.APR.14,1921 PER SSDI || BANKS HENRY UNK 5 18 1904 UNKNOWN || Mr.C.H.Banks of Marianna, passed through the city Tuesday morning to visit his sick brother, Henry Banks in Memphis, who later died on Wednesday, May 18,1904. 5-20-1904 || BANKS LARRY DONELL 6 6 1954 9 25 2002 GILL CEMETERY || Mr. Larry Donell Banks, age 48, of Marianna, died Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City. Mr. Banks was a line worker at Sanyo.Mr. Banks is survived by his daughter, Amber Banks of Atlanta, Ga.; a son, Larry Banks Jr. of Atlanta, Ga.; his mother, Vera Gipson; three sisters, Evelyn Shackford of Marianna, Relinda Davis of Moro, Alonda Harris of Chicago Ill.; six brothers, Maxie Banks of Helena, George Banks of Memphis, Victor Gipson of Florence, Ala., Robert Gipson, Little Rock, and Darye Ellis and Shaeen Ellis both of Chicago Ill.Visitation for Mr. Banks will be held Friday, Oct. 4, 2002, from 12 to 5 p.m. at J.E. Kennedy Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002, at 1 p.m. at Lee Senior High School with Rev. Justin Doyel officiating. Burial will follow in Gill Cemetrey under the direction of J.E. Kennedy Funeral Home. || BARBER DOROTHY MRS. HARPER 1 22 1926 3 12 2008 FPARK || Mrs. Dorothy Harper Barber age 82, of Forrest City died Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at her home. Mrs. Barber was born Jan. 22, 1926 in Crawfordsville. She was the daughter of Guy Evelyn Harper and Irene Livingston Harper. She had made her home in Forrest City all of her life and was a housewife. Mrs. Barber was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the Ladies Hospital Auxiliary and the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. Mrs. Barber married Lloyd Edward Barber in 1947 and he preceded her in death in 1976. She is survived by a son, Lloyd Edward Barber Jr. of Conway; a daughter Linda Barber Carter of Forrest City; three grandchildren, Linda Anderson of Forrest City, Larry Carter Jr. of Marianna and Lloyd Barber III of Bryant. She is also survived by four great grandchildren. Services will be held Saturday, March 15, 2008 at 10 a.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. Burial will follow at Forrest Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 at the funeral home Friday. Visit online registry at stevensfuneralhome.net. Under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home. Published: 2008-03-13 || BARBER FLOYD E. 1 15 1921 3 13 2001 FPARK IMAGE2912 USARMYAIRCORPS-SGT-WWII || SGT USARMY AIR CORPS-WWII-Mr. Floyd "Skeet" Barber, age 80, of Forrest City, died Tuesday, March 13, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City.Mr. Barber was born on Jan. 15, 1921, in Greenbrier. He was the son of Jess Earl Barber and Linda G. Fairchild Barber. Mr. Barber was retired from Eaton Yale and Town and was a veteran of WW II. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church.Mr. Barber married Robbie Louise Peevey in 1947 and she survives him along with one daughter, Debbie L. Bennett and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, Lloyd Barber and one sister, Julia Kathleen Atterberry.Funeral services for Mr. Barber will be held on Thursday, March 15, 2001, at 2 p.m. in Stevens Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Forrest Park Cemetery, with Stevens Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. || BARBER GENE 4 30 1940 4 4 2007 BELL || Mr. Gene Barber, age 66, of Palestine, died Wednesday, April 4, 2007, at Forrest City Medical Center. Mr. Barber was born April 30, 1940, in Turrell, the son of Joe Wright Barber and Mary Harmon Barber. He lived in Palestine for most of his life, was a welder for Forrest City Machine Works and Eaton Corporation and had been an auctioneer. Mr. Barber married Glenda Faye Hamrick in 1963, and she survives him along with three daughters, Donna Jean Lebouf of Palestine, Tina Marie Jaggers of Forrest City and Shelia Kay Smith of Melbourne; four sons, Douglas Eugene Barber and Mark Barber both of Columbus, Ohio, Chris Barber of Wynne and Tim Barber of Palestine; a brother, Charles Barber of Memphis; three sisters, Peggy Stuffelbean of St. Louis, Mo., Bessie Alexander and Georgie Lavin both of Sullivan, Mo.; 16 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Visitation for Mr. Barber will be held on Friday, April 6, 2007, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 7, 2007, graveside at 11 a.m. at Bell Cemetery in Palestine.Published: 2007-04-06 || BARBER LAMAR 11 25 1925 10 25 2005 BELL VET-WWII BRONZE STAR & PURPLE HEART || Mr. Lamar Barber, age 79 of Palestine, died October 25, 2005. He was married to Betty Virginia (Clark) Barber in September of 1946. He was a member of the Palestine Cumberland Presbyterian Church and served as an Elder for 38 years. He served 5 years as clerk of the Arkansas Presbytery. He was born Nov. 15, 1925 in Warren, AR and was the son of Nathan L. and Lillie E. Barber. He served in the European Theater during World War II and was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He graduated from the U of A at Fayetteville with a BSE and MSE. He moved to Palestine in June 1954 and lived there the rest of his life. He served as Superintendent of the Palestine Schools for 31 years. He formed the Palestine Lions Club and served as its first President, he also served as Chairman of the Bell Cemetery Board for 10 years, as well as on the Palestine Water Commission for a number of years.Lamar loved showing horses, fishing, hunting, bowling, craft showing and traveling. During his tenure as Superintendent, there were several years that the Palestine Schools received the least amount of money to spend per student, of any district in Arkansas, because of this he did many jobs as Superintendent: drove a bus some years, taught math classes 14 years, coached basketball 2 years, served as bus mechanic 2 years, served as Elementary and High School Principals several years. He also drew the plans for and built several buildings, including the Gym.He is survived by his wife, Betty Barber; one daughter, Margaret Barber of Springdale, AR; one son, Nathan Barber of Russellville, AR; one brother, Kloice Barber of Conway, AR; one sister, Marion Crawford of Conway, AR; 2 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.Visitation will be held at Stevens Home on Friday, October 28, 2005 from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Services will be held on Saturday, October 29 at 2:00 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home with Rev. Tommy Thompson officiating. Interment will be in Bell Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home. Memorials may be sent to the Palestine Cumberland Presbyterian Church or Bell Cemetery. || BARBER LEAH UNK 10 1911 UNKNOWN || DEATH=Official notice has arrived in Clerk Merwin's office of the death of Leah Barber, admitted from this county to the State Hospital for Nervous Diseases, Aug.28,1908. 10-27-1911 || BARBER MARK 1 16 1961 1 21 2009 OHIO || Mr. Mark "Bubba" Barber, age 48, of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009, at Mt. Carmel East Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Mr. Barber was born Jan. 16, 1961, in Sullivan, Mo., the son of the late Eugene and Martha Melton Barber. He is survived by two sons, Michael Marr and Mark Barber and many other family members and friends. Visitation for Mr. Barber will be held on Monday, Jan. 26, 2009, from 12 to 2 p.m. at Pfeifer Funeral Home in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, followed by the funeral services at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Pastor David Darst will officiate the services and burial will be held in Glen Rest Memorial Estates in Columbus, Ohio. Friends and family members can view the online guestbook at www.pfeiferfuneral.comPublished: 2009-01-23 || BARBER ROBBIE LOUISE MRS. PEEVEY 3 11 1924 9 27 2004 FPARK IMAGE2911 || Mrs. Robbie Louise Barber, age 80, of Forrest City, died Monday, Sept. 27, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City.Mrs. Barber was born March 11, 1924, the daughter of Robert W. Peevey and Estelle Heath Peevey. She was a member of the Caldwell Baptist Church and a retired employee from Sanyo Manufacturing Corporation.Mrs. Barber is survived by her daughter, Debbie Bennett of Forrest City; two grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Floyd "Skeet" Barber.Visitation for Mrs. Barber will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2004, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Chapel of Morgan Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held graveside at Forrest Park Cemetery at 10 a.m., on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2004, with Bro. Michael Hight officiating. || BARBER WILLIAM F. 11 19 1916 12 24 2004 BELL CEMETERY VET || Mr. William F. Barber, age 88, of Palestine, died Friday, Dec. 24, 2004, at Veterans Hospital in Memphis.Mr. Barber, born Nov. 19, 1916, was the son of Joe Barber and Mary Harmon Barber. He was a farmer and a member of the Old Fashion Baptist Church in Palestine.Mr. Barber is survived by four sons, Clarence Barber and Dilbert Barber, both of Forrest City, Rodney Barber of Rio Rancho, N.M., and Dwight Barber of Palestine; two step-sons, Aubrey Goodwin and Bobby Goodwin, both of Forrest City; four daughters, Mary Ann Peevey and Brenda St. Clair, both of Wynne; Sharon Kay Lewis of Palestine and Nellie Abram of Fayetteville; three brothers, Pallard Barber of Sullivan, Mo., Charles Barber of Memphis and Eugene Barber of Palestine; three sisters, Bessie Alexander and Georgia Lavin, both of Sullivan, Mo., and Peggy Stuffelbean of St. Louis, Mo.; 17 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nellie Pearl Colvin Barber.Visitation for Mr. Barber will be held tonight from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Chapel of Morgan Funeral Home . Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Morgan Funeral Home, with Bro. Gary Malone officiating. Burial will follow at Bell Cemetery in Palestine. || BARD J. H. 1842 6 21 1903 OAK HILL || Death of J.H.Bard-The entire community was sincerely grieved last Monday when news was received of the death of Mr.J.H.Bard, one of the purest and best men of citizens. He had been in wretched health for several years, gradually becoming more feeble and weak. He died at his home on North Washington street Sunday night, June 21, 1903, and the remains were taken to Little Rock Monday morning and interred in the beautiful Oak Hill cemetery. The remains were accompanied by his wife, Mr.& Mrs.John Nichols, Judge and Mrs.N.W.Norton, Mr.& Mrs.Edward Roleson, Hon.Walter Gorman, and Judge John Gatling. The ceremonies were conducted by Rev.Mr.Lewis of Little Rock. He was 62 years of age, and had been an editor of a newspaper in Kentucky. The following biographical sketch is from the Souvenir Edition of the Times of March 11,1892, and gives a fairly good pen picture of his character. 6-26-1903 || BARD J. H. 1842 6 21 1903 GOODSPEED || BIO:J.H.Bard is manager of the Western Union Telegraph Company's office in this city, and signal services officer of the United States government, having charge of the weather and turning out a quality equal to any of Uncle Sam's representatives. The subject of our sketch was born near Bardstown, Ky., on the very day that Grandpa Harrison died, which occurred just fifty years ago; consequently Mr.Bard was is fifty years old, and is also a grandpa. In his early youth, Mr.Bard learned the art of telegraphy, and has, like all telegraphers, seen service in all phases, having been manager at Bowling Green, Ky., Corinth, Miss., unreadable, Ark., Jackson, Tenn., and was placed in charge of the telegraph and signal station at this place in 1888, where he has remained. and no man has ever given so much satisfaction to the public or the company as Mr.Bard. His sterling worth, close attention to business, and courtesy have won him the highest esteem of all with whom he has come in contact. Mr.& Mrs.Bard have two children, one of whom, (Wllie) is night chief operator of the Little Rock office, and the other, (Addie), is the wife of Mr.John Nichols, a well known young businessman of this community. In politics, Mr.Bard is a democrat. He is a consistent member of the Old School Presbyterian church. 3-11-1892 || BARG GERTRUDE S. MRS SNYDER 10 17 1912 5 9 2002 Baron Hirsch Cemetery || Mrs. Gertrude Snyder Barg, age 89, of Little Rock, died Thursday, May 9, 2002 in Little Rock.Mrs. Barg was a member of Baron Hirsch Synagogue, the B'nai B'rith Women, Hadassah, Forrest City Musical Coterie and the Baron Hirsch Ladies Auxiliary. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Barg and is survived by a daughter, Barbara Barg of New York City; a son, Charles Barg of Little Rock; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.Funeral Services For Mrs. Barg were Sunday, May 12, 2002 at Sam Abraham Chapel with burial at Baron Hirsch Cemetery under the direction Gan Aden Funeral Home. The family requests that any memorials be made to Baron Hirsch Synagogue. || BARGERY GEORGE HENRY 10 10 1895 4 25 1967 BARNISHAW || FATHER OF THOMAS L. BARGERY-Birth: Oct. 10, 1895 Death: Apr. 25, 1967 4/25/1967George Bargery Dies; Services To Be ThursdayFuneral services for George Henry Bargery, 71, of Pine Tree, who died early Tuesday afternoon in a hospital at Searcy, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Pine Tree Baptist Church.Rev. Andrew Jackson will conduct the services. Burial will be in Barnishaw Cemetery at Pine Tree under direction of Stevens Funeral Home.Born Nove. 10, 1895, in Shelby County, Tenn., Mr. Bargery was the osn of Mrs. Ida Gibson Bargery and G. H. Bargery. He lived in Oakville, Tenn., before moving to Arkansas in 1933. A farmer and a member of Pine Tree Baptist Church, he moved to Pine Tree 11 years ago. He had been in failing health since January and in critical condition for two weeks.Mr. Bargery is survived by his wife, Mrs. Birdie Zachary Bargery, whoe he married in 1917; four sons, James Bargery and George Richard Bargery of West Memphis, Doyle Lee Bargery of Memphis and Thomas Lee Bargery of Pine Tree; three daughters, Mrs. Alice Horton of West Memphis, Mrs. Katherine Booner of Memphis and Mrs. Pat Morgan of Pine Tree; and three sisters, Mrs. Lillian Armstrong of corpus Christi, Texas, and Mr.s Ida Tant and Mrs. Florence Gresham of Memphis. || BARGERY THOMAS L. 8 17 1939 1 15 2002 BARNISHAW || Mr. Tommy Bargery, age 62, of Pine Tree, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002, at his home.Mr. Bargery was born Aug. 17, 1939, in Memphis, and was the son of George Henry Bargery and Birdie Lee Zachary Bargery. He lived in Parkin and Earle before moving to St. Francis County. Mr. Bargery was a truck driver, a mechanic for D.F. Hammonds, and was a member of the Pine Tree Baptist Church.He is survived by his wife, Mary Catherine Fryer Bargery; one son, Eric Henry Bargery of Pine Tree; one daughter, Laura Lynn Brimhall of Wynne; two brothers, Doyle Bargery of Memphis and Richard Bargery of West Memphis; three sisters, Alice Lavelle Horton of West Memphis, Birdie Catherine Booher and Pat Morgan, both of Memphis; and four grandchildren.Visitation for Mr. Bargery will be held Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, Jan. 17, 2002, at 10 a.m., at Pine Tree Baptist Church, with burial following in Barnishaw Cemetery, under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home. || BARKER CARL GENE 7 7 1930 1 11 2004 FPARK USNAVY-KOREA || Mr. Carl Gene Barker, age 73, of Pocahontas, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2004, in Little RockMr. Barker, born July 7, 1930, in Memphis, was the son of Harry M. Barker and Lalah Taylor Barker. He had served as a hospital administrator and a school teacher and was a USNAVY veteran of the Korean War. Mr. Barker was also a member of the First United Methodist Church in Pocahontas.In 1964 Mr. Barker married Jackie Clarke and she survives him along with four daughters, Nancy Rundle, of Benton, Mary Katherine Swan of Memphis, Carla Anderson of Woodbridge, Va., and Becky Captain of Paw Paw, Mich.; one son, Bruce Swan of Piggott; one sister, Sue Ergle of Aiken, S.C.; and 12 grandchildren.There will be a memorial service for Mr. Barker at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2004, at First United Methodist Church in Pocahontas. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, at Forrest Park Cemetery with Rev. Glenn Pettus officiating. Stevens Funeral Home is charge of arrangements. || BARKER GEORGE UNK 1 29 1909 MADISON || The remains of Mr.Geo.Barker were interred in the cemetery at Madison Sunday, Rev.W.L.Wilford of the Methodist church, of this city officiating. Mr.Barker had been ill for some time, and was found lying across his bed in a timber camp near Parkin last Friday night, dead. 2-5-1909 || BARKER MAMIE JOE MRS. FRANKLIN UNK 6 21 2007 UNKNOWN || Mrs. Mamie Jo Franklin Barker, of Shreveport, La. and formerly of Colt, died Thursday, June 21, 2007. Mrs. Barker was born in Colt the daughter of Martin and Verna Franklin. She was a housewife and a member of the Church of God. Mrs. Franklin is survived by her husband, Sam Barker; two daughters, Karen Moran and Tawania Sims both of Louisiana; a son, Virgil Barker of Louisiana; two brothers, Gene Franklin of Marion and Wayne Franklin of McCrory; fours sisters, Delores Lawson of Mississippi, Dorothy Stokes of Fair Oaks, Betty Thigpen of Forrest City and Linda Leach of Marion. she was preceded in death by both her parents; two brothers, Ben Franklin and Jim Franklin and five sisters, Lottie Jones, Bonnie Jones, Kay Hayes, Juanita Franklin and Debbie Franklin. Funeral services for Mrs. Barker were held on Monday, June 25, 2007 in Shreveport, La. Morgan Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements. Published: 2007-06-27 || BARKER SERAP ADA MRS. McDANIEL 3 15 1878 4 17 1910 CITY Cupid's Capers-Married at Forrest City, Saturday morning, June 24,1899 at ten o'clock, Mr.Percy H.Barker and Miss Serap Ada McDaniel. The bride Is the youngest daughter of Capt.and Mrs.W.H.McDaniel, of this city. The groom was born in Shreveport, La., and lived at Terry, Hinds Co., Mississippi until he became of age. He attended the University of Virginia, and now occupies the position of bookkeeper for J.W.Beck & Co. of this city.-6-23-1899 FORREST CITY TIMES || Mrs.Serap Ada McDaniel Barker-Her Spirit Takes Its Flight Sunday Evening after a Long Illness-Though not unexpected by her beloved relatives and many friends who have been at her bedside or knew of her sad condition, the death of Mrs.Serap Ada Barker, on last Sunday evening, was a terrible shock, and the darkest gloom o'erspreads the home where she was born and reared to womanhood, and where she had been confined to her room and bed from tuberculosis of the lungs for more than a year. The news of her death traveled rapidly, and many were the kindly words of sympathy for her loved ones, and especially for the manly little five year old son, her only child, who survives her and is left motherless at such a tender age and at just the right time he most needs her guiding hand. The funeral sermon, which was very impressive, was done by Eld.T.S.Potts, of Memphis, who is holding a revival at the Baptist church, and was largely attended by the friends and acquaintances of the family; after which a very large funeral cortege followed the precious remains, which were taken to the Forrest City Cemetery, and there interred in the family plot, near her father, Capt.W.H.McDaniel, who passed away on Oct.21,1904 at a ripe old age. The active pallbearers were Capt.Jas.Fussell, Mr.J.D.Baugh, Judge E.A.Rolfe, Judge S.H.Mann, Hon.A.D.Boyle, Mr.J.G.Sanders. The honorary pallbearers were:Mr.R.S.Stevens, Mr.G.B.Mallory,Mr.J.F.Bass, Mr.R.L.Pettus, Mr.J.M.Nichols, Hon.O.B.Rollwage. These were selected several months ago by the deceased, as was also the music. Deceased is survived by her precious little son, Percy H.Jr.,her mother, Mrs.W.H.McDaniel, two sisters, Mrs.Jno.Naylor and Mrs.S.B.Trapp Jr., and her former husband Mr.Percy H.Barker, Sr., besides a large number of relatives who reside in the county, and many friends. Serap Ada McDaniel was born Mar.15,1878, and died Apr.17,1910, age 32 years 1 month and 2 days.She was married in this city to P.H. Barker on June 24,1899, to whom which union one child was born, Percy Jr. on Dec.25,1904. She was a consistent member of the Baptist church of this city, and was beloved by all who knew her, for her sunny dispostiton and cheerful greetings. Mrs.Barker was educated in Alabama and Washington, D.C., and had considerable abiltiy in recitations. Something over a year ago, she went to Denver, Colorado and entered the Oaks Home, hoping to be benefitted. She returned shortly thereafter and has not been seen in social circles. She leaves a qute large estate to her loved ones, with details as to its disposal. Forrest City Times Newspaper Apr.22,1910.4-22-1910 4-22-1910 || BARKSDALE ERNESTINE MRS. HAMILTON 6 30 1915 8 2 2006 HUGHES || Mrs. Ernestine Hamilton Barksdale, age 91, of Forrest City, died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006, in Memphis. Mrs. Barksdale was born June 30, 1915, in Memphis, the daughter of Edgar Ernest Hamilton and Rebecca West Hamilton. She lived in Memphis before moving to Forrest City, was a housewife and a Baptist. Mrs. Barksdale married Alfred Fletcher Barksdale in 1932 and he preceded her in death in 1945. She is survived by a son, Bobby Barksdale of Longview, Texas; two daughters Rebecca Barksdale of Forrest City and Betty Barksdale of Denver, N.C.; one brother, Edgar Hamilton of Albuquerque, N.M.; 19 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation for Mrs. Barksdale will be held on Friday, Aug. 4, 2006, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held graveside at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2006, at Hughes Cemetery.Published: 2006-08-03 || BARKSDALE WILLIE WADE 4 23 1919 12 2O 1999 PRIVATE USARMY RETIRED || Willie Wade Barksdale, 80, of Forrest City, died Monday, Dec. 20, 1999, at Baptist Central in Memphis. Mr. Barksdale was born April 23, 1919, to Thomas Arthur Barksdale and Addie Georgia Ragsdale Barksdale. He retired after 20 years of service in the U.S. Army and also retired from Eaton Corp., in Forrest City. He was a member of the Forrest City Masonic Lodge #198, he was a 32nd degree of Scottish Rite of Freemasonry and a member of the Sahara Temple in Pine Bluff. He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers and two sisters. He is survived by his wife Evelyn Barksdale of Forrest City; a son, William "Willie" Barksdale of Marion; four daughters, Judy Hunt of Wynne, Madonna Smith and Clara Harland both of Forrest City and Melodi Betts of Hickory Ridge; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were today, Dec. 22, 1999, at Morgan Chapel with Bro. O'Neal Nesler and Bro. John Threat officiating. A private burial will be held later. Arrangements were made by Morgan Funeral Home. || BARLOW ALBERT 5 8 1898 6 26 1910 MEMPHIS || Albert Barlow Drowned-Albert Morgan Barlow, 12 year old son of Mr.& Mrs.Frank Barlow of Memphis, was drowned in the Mississippi river, at the foot of Trigg Ave.Sunday Afternoon, while trying to see if a companion was really treading water. He waded out and into a step-off, sinking out of sight.Another boy named Steadman, almost lost his life in trying to save young Barlow. The body was recovered yesterday. Mrs.Barlow was formerly Miss Mattie Havens, of this city. Mrs.Haven and other children left at once upon reciept of the news Sunday evening. Willie Haven went Monday evening, Mr.& Mrs.Tim Ezell and John Haven, of Wynne, also went over as soon as possible, and Mrs.S.L.Hodges and family left yesterday for the sad scene. 7-1-1910 || BARMAN RUBY LEE MRS. BRANDON 1905 10 16 1989 COTTON PLANT MEMORIAL || Graveside services for Ruby Lee Brandon BARMAN of Moro were held Wednesday, October 18, 1989 at 2 p.m. at Cotton Plant Memorial Park with the Rev. Charles Jones officiating. Roller-Citizen Funeral Home of Marianna was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Barham, age 84, died Monday, October 16, 1989 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City. She was owner and operator of Barham Grocery Store. She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Bobbie Jean Russell of Moro, one sister, Lillie May Gadberry of Heber Springs; one brother Claude W. Brandon of Tamarac, Florida; two grandchildren, Ronald E. Russell of Moro and Ramona Henry; and two great grandsons. (submitted by Marilyn Dickson on August 1, 2005) || BARNES ABBIE W. MRS. 1 15 1916 3 25 2008 NEW ORLEANS || Mrs. Abbie W. Barnes, age 92, of Forrest City and formerly of New Orleans, La., died Tuesday, March 25, 2008, at Crestpark Nursing Home in Forrest City. Barnes was born Jan. 15, 1916, in Ama, La. She was a retired LPN at Charity Hospital in New Orleans. She is survived by two daughters, Jewel Barnes Osbery of Forrest City and formerly of New Orleans and Terris B. Stanton of Baton Rouge, La.; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services for Mrs. Barnes will be held on Thursday, April 3, 2008, in New Orleans followed by burial services. Clay Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.Published: 2008-03-28 || BARNES BABY BOY 11 5 1905 11 5 1905 BELL || A baby boy was born to Mr.& Mrs.D.L.Barnes last Sunday night, Nov.5,1905, but our heavenly father took him and gave him a home beyond the skies. The remains were buried at the Bell cemetery Monday, services at the grave conducted by Rev.W.T.Price. Sloniker Mill Times. 11-10-1905 || BARNES DAVID 5 25 1931 5 14 2001 FPARK CENTERVIEW |