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| MEADOWS ETHEL MRS. ARNOLD 7 21 1911 2 4 2004 RIVERSIDE || Mrs. Ethel Isibelle Meadows, age 92, of Three Rivers, Mich., died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2004 at her home.Mrs. Meadows was born July 21, 1911, in Kent, Mo., the daughter of Samuel and Nettie Lou Taylor Arnold. She was a member of the Jehovahs Witness Kingdom Hall and a member of the Zear school board. She married Fred Meadows in 1929, and he preceded her in death in 1996.Mrs. Meadows is survived by two sons, Roy Meadows of Three Rivers, Mich. and Ray Meadows of Kalamazoo, Mich.; four daughters, Evelyn Coleman of Three Rivers, Mich., Betty Frazier of Colt, Bonnie Byrd of Palestine and Emma Featherstone of Constantine, Mich.; 26 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a son, Johnie Meadows in 1993 and four grandchildren, David Meadows, Timmy Robinson, Justin Peevey and Rhonda Clarkson.Visitation for Mrs. Meadows will be held on Friday, Feb. 6, 2004, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hohner Funeral Home in Three Rivers, Mich. and from 12 to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004. Funeral services will follow visitation at the funeral home on Saturday at 1 p.m. with Joel Fisher officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery
|| MEADOWS FREDDIE RAY SGT. 2 7 1942 9 16 2007 FORT CUSTER NATIONAL USARMY-KOREA || Sgt. Freddie Ray Meadows, age 65, of Kalamazoo, Mich. and formerly of Forrest City, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2007. Mr. Meadows was born Feb. 7, 1942, in Hunter, the son of Fred and Ethel Meadows. He served his country as a sergeant in the United States Army in both Korea and Germany. He was employed for the past 32 years by General Motors Corp., B.O.C. Group in Kalamazoo, Mich. Mr. Meadows is survived by his wife, Sharon Meadows; two daughters, Sara Meadows and Carla Meadows; a son, Pete Meadows; four sisters, Evelyn Coleman of Three Rivers, Mich., Betty Frazier of Colt, Bonnie Byrd of Palestine and Emma Featherstone of Constantine, Mich.; a brother, Roy Meadows of Constantine, Mich.; four grandchildren; a great-grandson and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his brother, Johnnie Meadows, in 1993. Burial for Mr. Meadows was held with full military honors at the Fort Custer National Cemetery in Battle Creek, Mich.Published: 2007-10-15 onfag
|| MEALS AMANDA K. MRS. BAILEY 12 30 1904 3 9 2003 FPARK || 6141 NEXT TO ROY MEALS- Mrs. Amanda Bailey Meals, age 98, of Helena, died Sunday, March 9, 2003, at Helena Regional Medical Center in Helena.Mrs. Meals was born Dec. 30, 1904, in Duck Hill, Miss., the daughter of James Edward Bailey and Cherry Olivia Burt Bailey. She was a homemaker, and owner and manager of the Forrest City Garage. She was also a member of the Fellowship Bible Church in Forrest City.Mrs. Meals married Roy L. Meals in 1925, and he preceded her in death in 1979. She is survived by two daughters, Mary Wood of Earle and Delorese Baker of West Helena; seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.Funeral services for Mrs. Meals were held on Tuesday, March 11, 2003 at 11 a.m., in the Chapel of Stevens Funeral Home. Burial followed in Forrest Park Cemetery.
|| MEALS CLARENCE W. 11 5 1903 10 24 1999 HARDIN MEMORIAL || Clarence W. Meals, age 95, of Elizabethtown, Ky., died Sunday, Oct. 24, 1999, at North Hardin Health and Rehabilitation Center in Radcliff, Ky. He was a native of Coldwater, Miss. and a member and former usher at Memorial United Methodist Church. He graduated from the Nashville Auto Diesel College in 1924 and attended Mississippi State University. He was a member of Morrison Masonic Lodge #76 F&AM, a 50 year member at Kosair Shrine Temple in Louisville, where he was past secretary and past master in 1976. He was also a 40 year member of the Order of Eastern Star #34 and a member of Conrad Cates Commandery #37, and Raisok Shrine Club in Elizabethtown. He was a 42 year member of Elliott Council #24 R&SM and was an active volunteer at Wesley Hilltop House. He retired from civil service in 1975 after 40 years of employment. He was preceded in death by his wife, Violet Mae Meals in 1995. He is survived by three sons, James C. Meals of St. Louis, Mo., Roy L. Meals of Rineyville, Ky. and C.W. "Bud" Meals of Jeffersonville, Ind.; one daughter, Ruby Dennis of Forrest City; 15 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Visitation will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. with a Masonic service at 7 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999, at 11 a.m. at Memorial United Methodist Church with Dr. Jerry Allen Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Hardin Memorial Park under the direction of Brown Funeral Home of Elizabethtown, Ky. Memorials may be made to the Wesley Hilltop House or Brooks Chapel Cemetery Fund in Coldwater, Miss.
|| MEALS WALTER LAFAYETTE JR. 8 31 1920 8 18 2006 FPARK USARMY-WWII-PURPLE HEART || Mr. Walter L. Meals Jr., age 85, of Hughes, died Friday, Aug. 18, 2006, at Crittenden Memorial Hospital. Mr. Meals was a retired parts manager for Hughes Implement Co. He was a member of the Hughes First Baptist Church where he was a deacon and Sunday school secretary. He was also an Army veteran of World War II and was awarded a purple heart and a bronze star. Mr. Meals is survived by a daughter, Karen Stackhouse of Hughes; a son, Walter L. Meals III of Colt; a brother, Marvin Sonny Meals; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Cleo Mae Meals. Funeral services for Mr. Meals were held Monday, Aug. 21, 2006, at 1 p.m. at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis. Burial followed in Forrest Park Cemetery. The family requests that memorials be made to the First Baptist Church of Hughes Sanctuary Fund.Published: 2006-08-21
|| MEDLIN VIRGINIA MRS. KELLY 9 1 1935 5 26 2002 FPARK || Mrs. Virginia Kelly Medlin, age 66, of Middleton, Tenn., died Wednesday, June 26, 2002 at the Boliver General Hospital in Boliver, Tenn.Mrs. Medlin was born Sept. 18, 1935, in Earle and was the daughter of Alvis Lee Kelly and Millie Johnson Kelly. Mrs. Medlin was retired from the City of Memphis Traffic Division and had been a member of the Faulkner Baptist Church in Faulkner, Miss.Mrs. Medlin married Charles Medlin in 1980, and he survives her along with one brother, Jerry Kelly of Mt. Home and two sisters, Juanita Denton of Mt. Home and Ola Rupprecht of Cordova, Tenn.Funeral services for Mrs. Medlin were held graveside on Friday, June 28, 2002, at 1 p.m. in Forrest Park Cemetery. Stevens Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.
|| MEDLOCK DORA LEE MISS 6 8 1914 5 22 2001 MACEDONIA || Ms. Dora Lee Medlock, age 86, of Des Arc, died Tuesday, May 22, 2001, at the Arkansas Hospice CenterMs. Medlock was born June 8, 1914 in Carlisle and was disabled.She is survived by two brothers, Wilson Medlock of Little Rock and Charles Medlock of North Little Rock and four sisters, Veder Medlock and Dolly Holloway, both of Des Arc, May Lindsey of North Little Rock and Rosetta Medlock of Little Rock.Funeral services for Ms. Medlock were held Wednesday, May 30, at 11 a.m. ,at Macedonia Baptist Church. Burial followed in Macedonia Cemetery in Carlisle under the direction of Clay Funeral Home
|| MEEKS FRANCES LOUISE MRS. TAYLOR 12 24 1921 4 13 2002 HUGHES NATIVE || Mrs. Frances Louise Meeks, age 80, of Memphis, died Saturday, April 13, 2002, at her home.She was born Dec. 24, 1921, in Colt, the daughter of James and Nona Clayton Taylor. She was a housewife and a Protestant.In 1939, Mrs. Meeks married James Sidney Meeks, and he preceded her in death in 1985. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Buddy Taylor, and a sister, Dolly Collins.Survivors include four sons, George Meeks of Palestine, Lewis Meeks of Caldwell, Terry Meeks of Kansas and Kenny Meeks of Searcy; two daughters, Ann Parsley and Patty Fryer, both of Memphis; two brothers, Wimpy Taylor of Caldwell and Billy Joe Taylor of Reidsville, N.C.; one sister, Virginia Haynes of Palestine; 20 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.Funeral services for Mrs. Meeks were held at 10 a.m. today, April 15, 2002, at the Morgan Funeral Home Chapel in Forrest City with Bro. Terry Meeks officiating. Burial was in HUGHES under the direction of Morgan Funeral Home.
|| MEINS HAROLD LOUIS 11 26 1925 12 15 1993 MARIANNA MEMORIAL VET || Harold Louis MEINS, 68, died Wednesday, December 15, 1993 at Baptist Hospital in Forrest City. Mr. Miens was a member of the American Legion and V.F.W. He is survived by his wife, Vira Meins of Marianna; one son, Harold Randall Meins of Dallas, Texas; three daughters, Jenelle Rubly of Marianna, Laura Louanna Payne of Katy, Texas and Sue Ellen Parker of Jackson; four brothers, Marion Meins and Herbert Meins of Stuttgart, Arthur Meins of Jacksonville and Waymond Meins of Marion; two sisters, Ruby Dirks and Lucille Statton both of Stuttgart, 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, December 31 at First Christian Church in Marianna with the Rev. Steve Atheide as the officiating Minister. Burial was in Marianna Memorial Park. Pallbearers were David Grigsby, Brian Payne, Danny Payne, Terry Staton, Keith Meins and Danny Meins. Roller-Citizen Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
|| MELSON ALFRED GLENN 5 10 1955 2 28 2002 LOUGHRIDGE USMC || Alfred Glenn Melson, 46, of Rixeyville, Va., died Thrusday, Feb. 28, 2002.He was born May 10, 1955, in Alexandria, Va., the son of Albert Lee Melson and Jessie Lee Locklear Melson. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.He was preceded in death by his father.In addition to his mother, survivors include a former wife, Lois Fay Holden; one son, Ivan Glenn Melson of Culpeper, Va.; a daughter, Rebecca Anne Melson of Albuquerque, N.M.; three sisters, Juanita Woodward of Culpeper, Va., Cheryl Ann Haga of Manassas, Va., and Colleen Roseberry of Culpeper Va., and two brothers, Ronald Kenneth Melson and Albert Lee Melson, both of Boston, Va.; one grandson and a host of nieces and nephews.A graveside service will be held Thursday, March 7, 2002, at 2 p.m. at the Laughridge Cemetery. Found and Sons Funeral Chapel of Culpeper, Va., is in charge of the arrangements
|| MELTON CORA B. MRS. 8 5 1921 7 24 2004 FPARK NATIVE || Mrs. Cora B. Melton, age 83, of Cotton Plant, died Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2004, at the White County Medical Center in Searcy.Mrs. Melton was born Aug. 5, 1921, in Forrest City. She was a retired dietitian for the Geriatrics Nursing Home, lived in Forrest City for most of her life and was a Baptist.Mrs. Melton married Paul Raymond Melton in 1941 and he preceded her in death in 1992. She is survived by two sons, Raymond Melton and Donald Melton both of Cotton Plant; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.Visitation for Mrs. Melton will be held on Thursday and Friday evenings at Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held graveside on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004, at 10 a.m. at Forrest Park Cemetery
|| MELTON LOUENE MRS. MOFFATT 12 25 1932 1 27 2003 MT.VERNON || Mrs. Louene Melton, age 70, of Forrest City, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital.Mrs. Melton, born Dec. 25, 1932, in Crossett, was the daughter of Louie Moffatt and Helen Barnett Moffatt. She was a housewife and a member of First Baptist Church in Forrest City.Mrs. Melton is survived by one son, Dudley Melton of Forrest City; one sister, Sue Haddock of Austin Texas, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis D. Melton in 1992.Visitation services for Mrs. Melton will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2003, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Chapel of Morgan Funeral Home. Funeral services for Mrs. Melton will be held on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2003, at 10 a.m. at Morgan Chapel with Bro. Allen Smith and Bro. Danny Haflich officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Forrest City.
|| MELTON VELVA ANN MRS. COLVIN 4 9 1909 1 29 2003 BELL || Mrs. Velva Ann Melton, age 93, of Forrest City, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City.Mrs. Melton was born April 9, 1909, in Hamilton, Ala., the daughter of John and Georgia Palmer Colvin. She was a housewife and a member of the Oak Hill Church of God.Mrs. Melton was preceded in death by her husband, Lige Melton in 1988; a daughter, Martha Kidwell in 1981; one son, Wayne Melton in 2002; two brothers, Earl and William Colvin; and five sisters, Lilly Leaptroat, Pearl Barber, Bertha Hightower, Borgia Snelson and Elzora Steele. She is survived by two sons, Robert and Rayburn Melton both of Forrest City; two daughters, Gladys Barber of Sullivan, Mo., and Mary Davenport of Forrest City; two brothers, Augustus and Lawrence Colvin both of Forrest City; 36 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; and 24 great-great-grandchildren.Visitation for Mrs. Melton was held Thursday, Jan. 30, 2003, at the Chapel of Morgan Funeral Home. Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 31, 2003, at 2 p.m. at the Oak Hill Church of God with Bro. William Witcher officiating and assisted by Bro. Chelch Reagan. Burial followed in Bell Cemetery in Palestine.
|| MENA ANNIE MRS. MILLER 3 2 1945 4 18 2002 HOLLY SPRINGS || Mrs. Annie Miller Mena, age 57, of Brickeys, died Thursday, April 18, 2002, at the St. Vincent Hospital in Little Rock.Mrs. Mena was born March 2, 1945, the daughter of Sam Ed and Elvia Davis Miller of Carlisle. She was a homemaker and member of Yorktown Freewill Baptist Church.Survivors include her husband, David Mena of Brickeys; one son, Michael Wilkerson of Dermott; one daughter, Stacey Minor of Little Rock; one brother, William Miller of Star City; five sisters, Cartheda Lackey and Audrey Edwards, both of Dumas, Virginia Earnest of Sheridan and Ann Corder and Sue Byerly, both of Star City; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by two brothers, J.T. Miller and Kenneth Miller; and two sisters, Louise Gates and Margaret Gulutzo.Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today, Monday, April 22, 2002, at the Griffin Funeral Service Chapel in Star City with Bro. Frank Matchett officiating. Burial was in the Holly Springs Cemetery near Star City under the direction of Griffin Funeral Service of Star City.
|| MERCER LOU ANN MRS. HUCKABA 3 5 1935 2 4 2002 FPARK || Mrs. Lou Ann Mercer, age 66, of Forrest City, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital -Forrest City.Mrs. Mercer was born March 5, 1935, in Marianna, and was the daughter of Elmer Huckaba and Irene Burress Most. She lived in Forrest City most of her life, was a housewife and a Methodist.Mrs. Mercer married Marvin Mose Smith in 1953 and he preceded her in death in 1965.She is survived by one daughter, Deborah Ann Smith O'Neal of Citrus Springs, Fla.; one son, Marvin Michael Smith of Alton, Ill.; and one sister, Betty Stough of Widener.Visitation for Mrs. Mercer will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Stevens Funeral Home. Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Mercer will be conducted on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2002, at 2 p.m., at Forrest Park Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
|| MEREDITH JAMES T. 6 19 1925 12 4 1999 PINE WOOD TECH5-USARMY-WWII || James T. "Dutch" Meredith, 74, of Forrest City, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 1999, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis. Mr. Meredith was born June 19, 1925, in Tyronza and was the son of Leonard Meredith and Eula McClroy Meredith. He lived in Forrest City for the past 40 years, was a member of the First United Methodist Church, was retired from State Farm Insurance, was a veteran of World War II, a member of Kiwanis, was a Mason, was a past school board member, a member of the Moose Lodge, a member of the Forrest City Country Club and was an honorary Colonel of the Arkansas State Police. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rheba Binns in 1987. He is survived by his daughter, Barbara Meredith VanVranken of Shreveport, La.; two sons, Dr. James T. Meredith, Jr. and Mark Meredith, both of Forrest City and five grandchildren. Visitation was Sunday, Dec. 5, at Stevens Funeral Home. Services were held today Dec. 6 1999, at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church. A graveside service was held today, Monday, Dec. 6, at 4 p.m. at Pine Wood Memorial Cemetery in Crossett-NOTE:PICTURE OF GRAVESITE IN MT.VERNON CEMETERY TEC4.USARMY WWII-HUSBAND OF RHEBA V.MEREDITH IMAGE2231&2232
|| MERRELL VIRGINIA MRS MOODY 7 9 1935 11 16 2008 GASTER HILL FCHS-1953 || Virginia "Ginny" Moody Merrell died peacefully in her home on November 16, 2008, in Monticello, Arkansas. She was born July 9, 1935, near Brinkley, Arkansas. Preceding her in death were her parents, Flora Smith Moody and Edward Lawrence Moody; a brother, James Moody of Idaho; a sister, Alice Koepke of San Antonio, Texas; a half-brother, Joe Moody, of Searcy; and a half-sister, Flossie DeClue, of Heber Springs. Survivors include her high school sweetheart and loving husband of 54 years, Dr. Curtis Merrell; three sons, Colonel Scott Merrell (and wife, Alecia) of Clifton, Virginia; Craig Merrell of Oxford, Mississippi; and Drew Merrell (and wife, Kim) of Monticello; three grandsons, Peyton and Reid Merrell of Monticello and Andrew John (AJ) Merrell of Clifton, Virginia; two granddaughters, Aubrey Kate and Riley Elizabeth Merrell of Oxford, Mississippi; and three sisters, Jean Harney of Texas and Becky Beck and Connie Flickinger of Stuttgart. After Ginny's mother died when Ginny was 11 years old, she and some of her siblings moved to King's Ranch, near Kingsville, Texas, to live with grandparents. Ginny moved to Forrest City at age 15 to live with an Aunt and Uncle where she met Curtis in the 10th Grade and they were soon dating. Ginny was a very good student and very popular. She was Vice President of the Student Council, Miss Forrest City High School, Halloween Queen, Homecoming Queen, a Class Beauty in the 10th, 11th, and 12th grades, and runner up to Miss St. Francis County. Ginny received faculty awards for "Most Valuable Service to the School" and "Outstanding Senior." Ginny attended college in Memphis for one year, then she and Curtis married and she moved to Arkadelphia where he was enrolled at Ouachita Baptist College. Ginny worked for a Prosecuting Attorney until Curtis graduated in 1957. They then moved to Fort Bragg, North Carolina, while Curtis served in the U.S. Army for two years. They then moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where Curtis Received his Masters Degree, followed by a move to Helena where Ginny worked for a local attorney while Curtis taught math and coached for seven years. They then moved to Pomfret Hall on the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville campus, where Curtis served as Head Resident while he earned his Doctoral Degree in Education Administration, and Ginny took care of their sons, Scott, who was born in 1965, and Craig, who was born in 1967. In 1969, the Merrells moved to Monticello after Curtis accepted a job in education administration. Curtis and Ginny joined the First Baptist Church of Monticello that same year, and their son, Drew, was born in 1971. Ginny volunteered many hours for school and community activities while taking care of the boys. She received an award as Outstanding Junior Auxiliary Member, took the kids to swim team, t-ball, baseball, football practice and games and still found time to continue her education. She took about 20 hours of correspondence from the University of Texas, Austin, Texas, in Gerontology, went to the University of Arkansas at Monticello part time, and drove to Pine Bluff three nights a week to attend classes at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff for two years to get her certification as a licensed social worker, specializing in Gerontology. Ginny volunteered a lot of her time with the Senior Citizens' Center, later working there for four days a week, then three, until 2000, as a Social Worker and Activities Coordinator. Ginny loved spending time in the outdoors, fishing with Curtis, and playing tennis. She and Curtis won the Monticello Country Club Mixed Doubles Senior Championship when they were 43 years old.E Ginny was a Chairman of "Safety Town USA" for Arkansas from 1978 to 1985. She was Child Immunization Volunteer of the Year while serving as Chairman for Drew County and working with Betty Bumpers in the state-wide immunization program. She was honored with a lunch with Betty and Governor Dale Bumpers at the Governor's Mansion for her efforts. She was later recognized as an Arkansas Volunteer of the Year in 1982, and Hillary Clinton and Mrs
|| MERRITT LIZZIE UNK 2 1 1897 FCTIMES || 2-5-1897 Old "Aunt" Lizzie Merritt, an old resident of the city died at an early hour Monday morning, Feb.1,1897.
|| MERRITT WALTER UNK 10 6 1905 UNKNOWN || Walter Merritt, the negro who said he believed that God was keeping him alive until he should be baptized in a bath tub, last Thursday evening, died Friday night, Oct.6,1905, in accordance with his predictions. There is something extraordinary about this case, which has attracted considerable attention. 10-13-1905
|| METCALF IDA MAE MRS. 4 10 1923 2 3 2004 CASTEEL NATIVE || Mrs. Ida Mae Metcalf, age 80, of Forrest City, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City. Mrs. Metcalf was born April 10, 1923, in Hughes. She was a retired cook for the Forrest City School District.Mrs. Metcalf is survived by her step-mother, Essie Mooney of Forrest City; seven sons, Isiah Metcalf Jr., Milton Metcalf and Melvin Metcalf all of Cincinnati, Ohio, Harold Metcalf of Rantoul, Ill., Dr. Handel A. Metcalf of Naperville, Ill. and Marvin Metcalf and Phil Metcalf of Forrest City; five daughters, Florence Mayfield of Memphis, Patricia Robinson, Marilyn Hackett and Teresa Hollis of Dallas, Texas and Nancy Adell of Forrest City. She is also survived by three brothers, Jimmy Mooney, Lorenza Mooney and Sidney Mooney all of Cincinnati, Ohio; 45 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.Visitation for Mrs. Metcalf will be held on Friday, Feb. 6, 2004, from 2 to 5 p.m., at Clay Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at the Taylor's Chapel CME Church on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004, at 1 p.m. with Rev. Jesse Brown officiating. Burial will follow in CASTEEL.
|| METCALF ROSIE MRS. 10 8 1918 4 11 2003 CASTEEL NATIVE || Mrs. Rosie Metcalf, age 84, of Forrest City, died Friday, April 11, 2003, at Beverly Healthcare in West Memphis.Mrs. Metcalf, born Oct. 8, 1918 in Forrest City, was the daughter of Tob Brandon and Charlotte Sweeney Metcalf. She was a member of Union Grove M.B. Church and is survived by two sons, Mose Metcalf of Forrest City, Alvin Metcalf of Rochester, N.Y.; four daughters, Flora Avant and Dessie Metcalf, both of Forrest City, Irene Metcalf of Compton, Calif., and Fannie Mae Metcalf of Los Angeles, Calif.; two sisters, Nora Cunningham and Josephine Gatling, both of Chicago, Ill.; two brothers, Loraze Brandon of Indiana and Nathaniel Brandon of Chicago, Ill.; 36 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.Visitation services for Mrs. Metcalf will be held on Friday, April 18, 2003, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Chapel of Woodhouse Mortuary with a wake following from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 19, 2003, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church with Rev. David Avant officiating. Burial will follow in CASTEEL.
|| MEYER EVAN 1973 5 31 2001 LINDSEY || Mr. Evan Meyer, age 28, of Forrest City, died Thursday, May 31, 2001, at his home. Mr. Meyer was employed as a mill wright. He is survived by his mother, Doris Johnston of Forrest City; his father, Howard Meyer; a sister, Toni Heath of Wynne and a brother, Aric Butowsky of Mt. Vernon, Ind. Funeral services for Mr. Meyer were held Sunday, June 3, 2001, at 2 p.m., at LINDSEY in Forrest City under the direction of Roller-Citizens Funeral Home of West Memphis
|| MEYER EVAN 1973 5 31 2001 LINDSEY || Evan Meyer Mr. Evan Meyer, age 28, of Forrest City, died Thursday, May 31, 2001, at his home. Mr. Meyer was employed as a mill wright. He is survived by his mother, Doris Johnston of Forrest City; his father, Howard Meyer; a sister, Toni Heath of Wynne and a brother, Aric Butowsky of Mt. Vernon, Ind. Funeral services for Mr. Meyer were held Sunday, June 3, 2001, at 2 p.m., at Lindsey Cemetery in Forrest City under the direction of Roller-Citizens Funeral Home of West Memphis.
|| MEYERS SHEILA MRS. BILLINGSLEY 3 26 1954 6 30 2005 FPARK NATIVE || 4620-Mrs. Sheila Meyers, age 51, of Forrest City, died Thursday, June 30, 2005, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City.Mrs. Meyers was born March 26, 1954, in Forrest City, the daughter of Marie Halbert Sharp and C.J. Billingsley. She lived in the Forrest City area all of her life and was a dispatcher for the St. Francis County Sheriff's Office for 15 years.Mrs. Meyers is survived by a daughter, Amanda Halbert of Palestine; a son, Scott Adamson of Fort Smith; her mother of Forrest City; a sister, Claudia Cazanas of Friendswood, Texas; a brother, Larry Billingsley of Marianna and three grandchildren.Visitation for Mrs. Meyers will be held on Friday, July 1, 2005, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 2, 2005, at 2 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Forrest Park Cemetery.
|| MICHAELIS JOHN JAMES 5 14 1894 3 3 1973 FPARK || 3/3/1973-John James Michaelis, 78, of Goodwin died Saturday night at Forrest Memorial Hospital. He had been critically ill and in the hospital since suffering a stroke Thursday night.He was born May 14, 1894, in Souix Rapids, Iowa, and was the son of Elizabeth Martin Michaelis and John Michaelis. He had lived for many years near Gillette, Ark., before moving near Goodwin in 1934.He was a farmer and a member of the Rich Lutheran Church in Brinkley.Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Bertie Lee Rodgers Michaelis, who he married in 1917; one son, Bobby Michaelis of Goodwin; one brother, Albert Michaelis of Alexander, Ark.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.Funeral services for Mr. Michaelis will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Faith Lutheran Church in Forrest City with Rev. Donald F. Jenkins in charge of services. Burial will follow in Forrest Park Cemetery. Stevens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. \
|| MIDDLETON HAROLD CHARLES Jr. 6 25 1943 8 29 1999 FPARK || Harold C. Middleton, 56, died Sunday, Aug. 29, 1999, at home. He was a former truck driver. Survivors include his step-father, Oliver Williford of Forrest City; two sons, Mike Middleton of Marianna and Eddie Middleton of Wynne; one daughter, Tina Middleton of Truman and two grandchildren. Visitation will be at the funeral home between 6 and 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 30, 1999. Services will be held grave side at Forrest Park Cemetery at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, 1999, with Rev. Gary Chapman officiating. Morgan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
|| MIDGETT BILLY C. 12 23 1934 7 15 2008 FPARK || Mr. Billy C. Midgett, age 73, of Caldwell, died Tuesday, July 15, 2008, at his home in Caldwell. Mr. Midgett was born Dec. 23, 1934, in Vanndale, the son of Willie Midgett and Effie Meredith Midgett. He lived in St. Francis and Cross counties for most of his life, was a river boat captain, a Mason and a member of the First Baptist Church of Caldwell. Mr. Midgett married Frances Grisham in 1956 and she survives him along with two sons, Ronald Midgett of Forrest City and Gregory Midgett of Benton; one brother, George Midgett of Coldwater, Miss.; two sisters, Vernice Shahan of Wynne and Peggy Currington of Argyle, Fla.; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Visitation for Mr. Midgett will be held on Thursday, July 17, 2008, at Stevens Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 18, 2008, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Stevens Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Forrest Park Cemetery. The family requests that memorials be made to the First Baptist Church of Caldwell, P.O. Box 56, Caldwell, AR 72322 or to Alzheimer's, 10411 West Markham, Suite 130, Little Rock AR 72205-1409. Friends and family are invited to sign the online registry at www.stevensfuneralhome.net.Published: 2008-07-16Forrest City Times Herald PICTURE
|| MIERS ELIZABETH MRS 8 8 1840 9 25 1898 YOCONA || Mrs.Elizabeth Miers died Sunday morning, Sep.25,1898, at 7:30 o'clock at her home on the McDaniel place at Bonair, of consumption, at the age of 58 years, one month and 16 days, and was buried the same day at the Yocona cemetery. She was the wife of Peter Miers, the machinist at the cotton gin of W.H.McDaniel, and besides him, leaves a large family of children. They have our sympathy in their bereavement.FORREST CITY TIMES 9-30-1898
|| MILAM REBECCA MRS. UNK 1 28 1906 BRINKLEY || Death of Mrs.E.Milam-Mrs.Rebecca Milam, wife of E.Milam, formerly of this county, now of Brinkley, came to Forrest City from their home on Wednesday, of last week to do some shopping, attend to some business matters, and to mingle with her numerous friends. She was a caller to this office on Thursday, morning, and seemed to be in the best of health, About 11 o'clock that forenoon, she was taken with a chill and was sick all that day and night, calling in a physician, Dr.Rush, who waited on her, and did what he could for her. She was able to take to the train Friday morning, and arrived home without incident. On the afternoon, her mind began to wander, and on Saturday morning became unconscious and speechless. She died Sunday morning, of congestion, Jan.28,1906, and was buried in Brinkley the following day. 2-2-1906
|| MILES JOANN MRS RIDGWAY 12 8 1932 1 27 2009 MEMORIAL || JoAnn Ridgway Miles, a faithful United Methodist laywoman, lover of family and friends, and advocate for justice, died Tuesday, January 27, 2009 surrounded by family. JoAnn was born to Dora and Melvin Ridgway on December 8, 1932 in McCrory, Arkansas. With her brother, Melvin, and sister, Virginia, she was raised in Forrest City by their mother, a grade school teacher and their father, a shoe store clerk. While a student at State Teacher's College in Conway she met a young preacher, John Miles. They married at First Methodist in Forrest City, and she joined him in ministry. JoAnn was a faithful member of the churches to which they were appointed - Wilmot, Eudora, Star City, Camden, Hot Springs, Arkadelphia, St. James in Little Rock and finally in Hot Springs. JoAnn was the founder and convener of the Women's Leadership Team of the United Methodist South Central Jurisdiction. Through this work she was credited with helping to elect the first women Bishops, the first Hispanic Bishop, and several African-American Bishops in this region. JoAnn was known for her abundant love for her family and friends. She and her husband raised three children and nurtured an extended family. A home economics graduate from Henderson State University, JoAnn was renown for her extravagant hospitality. JoAnn was preceded in death by her parents and her sister Virginia Covert, JoAnn is survived by her husband, John Miles; by her brothers and sisters, Melvin and Kay Ridgway, Warren and Joy Miles, and Peggy and James Lann; by her children Deborah Miles and Marc Rudow, John and Susan Miles and Rebekah and Len Delony; by seven grandchildren; and extended family. Her husband, children, and grandchildren "rise up and call her blessed." In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to a church or charity of your choice or to the "JoAnn Miles Leadership Fund for United Methodist Clergy Women." Gifts may be made payable to Southern Methodist University for the "JoAnn Miles Fund" and mailed to Perkins School of Theology, P.O. Box 750325, Dallas, Texas 75275-0325.Published: 2009-02-05
|| MILEY DONNA MRS. SWINDLER 8 16 1944 4 16 2003 JOHNSON || Donnia McMinn Miley, 58, of Palestine, died Wednesday, April 16, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital East, Memphis, Tennessee.Mrs. Miley, born August 16, 1944 in DeQueen, Arkansas worked as a construction clerk for Entergy. She was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church, Forrest City, Arkansas, where she was active in Missions, Team-Kids, Children's Ministry and Women's Ministry. She was preceded in death by her father, John Robert Swindler; mother, Verna Faye McClure; step-father, Raymond W. McClure; step-mother, Doris Swindler; son, William "Billy" McMinn; daughter, Melissa Dawn Burt and brother, John Allen Swindler.Mrs. Miley is survived by her husband, Robert Gerald Miley of Palestine, Arkansas; daughter, Jerri Leahanne McMinn Gossett of Wynne, Arkansas; brother, John Luther Swindler of Marion, Arkansas; sister, Sherry Swindler Holmes of West Memphis, Arkansas and three grandchildren.Visitation services for Mrs. Miley will be held on Friday, April 18, 2003, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Kernodle Funeral Home, Wynne, Arkansas.Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 19, 2003, at the Palestine High School Gymnasium, Palestine, Arkansas, at 2 p.m. with Rev. David Ramsey and Rev. Jeffery Author officiating. Burial will follow in Johnson Cemetery, near Wynne, Arkansas.
|| MILLARD EMOGENE MRS. REEVES 6 15 1939 8 17 2002 SHADY GROVE || Mrs. Emogene Reeves Millard, age 63, of Forrest City, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2002, at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock.Mrs. Millard, born June 15, 1939, in Haynes, was the daughter of Square Reeves and Hannah Hurst Reeves. She was a 1956 graduate of Lincoln High School and a retiree of Sanyo Manufacturing where she was employed for 36 years.In 1966 Mrs. Millard married James E. Millard and he survives her along with her mother; five daughters, Wilma Hull of Jonesboro, Cecelia Gatling of Clarksdale, Hannah Dozier of Little Rock, Pattie Miller of Honolulu, Hawaii and Audrey May of East Chicago, Ind.; a son, Rodney Sain of Forrest City; three sisters, Billie Bryant of St. Louis, Mo., and Barbara Evansingston and Jimmie Prince, both of Forrest City; three brothers, Harold Reeves of Virginia, Willard Reeves of East Chicago, Ind. and Wilbert Reeves of St. Louis, Mo.; several grandchildren and a host of other relatives.Visitation services for Mrs. Millard will be held Thursday, Aug. 21, 2002, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Woodhouse Mortuary and on Friday, Aug. 22, 2002, at Rising Sun M.B. Church from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Funeral services for Mrs. Millard will be held Friday, Aug. 22, 2002, at 11 a.m. at Rising Sun M.B. Church with Rev. John Strong officiating. Burial will follow in Shady Grove Cemetery under the direction of Woodhouse Mortuary.
|| MILLBROOK DAVID JR 3 14 1962 2 29 2004 CASTEEL NATIVE || Mr. David Millbrook Jr., age 41, of Forrest City, died Sunday, Feb. 29, 2004, at his home. He was born March 14, 1962, in Forrest City, the son of David Millbrook Sr. and Betty Haggins Aldridge.Mr. Millbrook is survived by his father of Madison; his mother of Forrest City; two sisters, Angela Anderson of Forrest City and Patricia Millbrook of Ruston, La.; three brothers, Dewayne Millbrook of Jacksonville, Fla., Randy Millbrook and Cecil Aldridge both of Forrest City; his maternal grandmother, Ardenia Haggins of Forrest City and his paternal grandmother, Marcelean Millbrook of Madison.Visitation for Mr. Millbrook will be held on Thursday, March 4, 2004, from 12 to 5 p.m. in the Chapel of Woodhouse Mortuary. Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 5, 2004, at 2 p.m. at the Rising Sun M.B. Church with Rev. John Strong Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in CASTEEL.
|| MILLEN ROSIE L. MRS. HARRIS 4 15 1925 7 22 2006 SCOTT BOND NATIVE || Mrs. Rosie L. Harris Millen, age 81, of Madison, died Saturday, July 22, 2006, at her home.Mrs. Millen was born April 15, 1925 in Jericho, the daughter of Eddie Harris and Lonnie Willis Harris Rice. She was retired from Mosley's Cleaners.Mrs. Millen is survived by her husband, Willie Millen of Madison and her mother of Madison.Visitation for Mrs. Millen will be held on Friday, July 28, 2006, from 12 to 5 p.m. in the Chapel of Woodhouse Mortuary. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 29, 2006, at St. John M.B. Church with Rev James L. Brooks officiating. Burial will follow in SCOTT BOND.
|| MILLER ALAGA MAXINE MRS. PROCTOR 8 10 1919 12 4 2002 EIGHT MILE || Mrs. Alafa Maxine Miller, age 83, formerly of Beedeville, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2002, at Crestpark in Forrest City.Mrs. Miller was born Aug. 10, 1919, the daughter of Sidney and Mary Louise Kettle Proctor. She was a nutritionist and a member of the Church of Christ in Beedeville.Mrs. Miller is survived by one son, Milburn Miller of Haynes; one daughter, Edna Faye Wiggins of California; one brother, Jean Wallace Proctor of Delaware; six sisters, Hennetta Pinkney, Dorothy Roy and Edwene Packard all of Kansas City, Mo., Mary Lou Murphy of Little Rock, Barbara Ann McCall of California, Sidney Sue Norveil of Hickory Ridge, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Miller in 1966 and a son, Bud Miller in 2002.Visitation for Mrs. Miller was held Saturday, Dec. 7, 2002, at Morgan Funeral Home. Funeral services were held on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2002, at the Beedeville Church of Christ with Jim Hamblin officiating. Burial followed at Eight Mile Cemetery in Beedeville
|| MILLER CHARLES 4 1 1947 1 7 2005 ELLIS CHAPEL || Mr. Charles "Charlie" Miller Sr., age 57, of Wynne, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2005, in Wynne.Mr. Miller, born April 1, 1947, in Huntingberg, Ind., the son of Charles Lester Miller and Catherine Miller, was the co-owner and operator of Charlie's Lawn Service. He was a lifelong resident of Cross County and was a member of the Cross County Emergency Response Team, the Search and Response Team of Wynne and an active member of Union Avenue Baptist Church.Mr. Miller is survived by a son, Charles Edward Miller Jr., of Wynne; three daughters, Angela Annette Bailey of Forrest City, Kimberly Chappell and Terra Chappell Shahan, both of Wynne; his parents, both of Wynne; four brothers, Raymond Miller of Forrest City; Alvin Miller and Paul Miller, both of Wynne, and Wayne Miller of Cabot; six sisters, Jean Starkey and Cathy Adams, both of Cherry Valley, Debbie Martin of Layton, Okla., Doris Crease, Louise Franklin and Sandra Cheney, all of Wynne and five grandchildren.Funeral services for Mr. Miller were held today, Monday, Jan. 10, 2005, at 2 p.m., at Union Avenue Baptist Church in Wynne with Rev. Ray Dean officiating. Burial followed at Ellis Chapel Cemetery in Wynne. Kernodle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
|| MILLER DELLA B. MRS. 8 1 1935 2 15 1999 PETER'S CHAPEL || Della B. "Puddin" Miller, 63, died Saturday, February 6, at JMRC in Pine Bluff. She was a resident of Lee County and a homemaker. She also was a member of the Peter Chapel M.B. Church. She is survived by her husband, T.C. Miller, Sr. of Marianna; two brothers, Elie Lillard and Albert Lillard, both of West Palm, FL; eight daughters, Bertha Miller, of West Palm Beach, FL, Della Miller Monroe of Michigan City, Shelia Miller Thompson and Jo Ann Miller, both of Little Rock, Winnie Miller Simpson of West Helena, Joyce Miller Powell, Patricia Miller and Jennifer Miller, all of Marianna; six sons, T. C. Jr. Miller, Jessie Miller and Elie Miller, all of West Palm Beach, FL., Frank Miles of Daytona Beach, FL., Jay D. Miller of Marianna and Jeffery A. Miller of Pine Bluff; 30 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 13, at St. John M.B. Church in Felton with Rev. G.H. Hall officiating. Burial will follow at Peter's Chapel M.B. Church. Pallbearers will be Ray Peals, Sr., Robert Peals, Timothy Palmer, Edward Jimmerson, Timothy White, Donald Stanley, Charles Brown and Troy Curry, Sr. Honorary pallbearers will be Bro. Lander Isoms, Bro. James Burnett, Bro.Charlie Holman, Bro. Edgar Dukes and St. John Church Deacons. Arrangements were handled by Marianna Funeral Home.
|| MILLER GLENNON 4 13 1919 8 3 2003 CASTEEL USARMY || Mr. Glennon Miller, age 84, of West Memphis, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City.Mr. Miller, born April 13, 1919, in Marked Tree, was a retired assembly line worker and a veteran of the United States Army. He is survived by a son, Glennon Miller Jr., of Memphis; a sister, Christine Patlow of Tupelo, Miss.; two brothers Tommy Lee Miller of Jackson, Miss., and Willie Miller of Maywood, Ill.; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.Visitation for Mr. Miller will be held on Friday, Aug. 8, 2003, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the chapel of Clay Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2003, at 10:30 a.m. at Summerfield M.B. Church with Rev. Connie Moore officiating. Burial will follow at CASTEEL.
|| MILLER HATTIE MISS 1884 5 1895 JOHNSON || Wheatley-A very sad death occurred here Tuesday, Hattie Miller, a little girl eleven years old, who lived with her grandmother near Wheatley was taken quite suddenly ill about ten o'clock. She began having convulsions and then lost use of her limbs. In a short while she had breathed her last. Dr.J.R.West was sent for in great haste, but when he arrived she had already dead of congestion. She was buried Wednesday in Johnson's graveyard.5-10-1895
|| MILLER HENRY UNK 3 17 1900 FCTIMES || 3-23-1900 John Johnson, who lives near Widener, was in town Saturday, Mar.17,1900, and became in a quarrel with Henry Miller in a store, and drew a knife and struck him in the heart. Mr.Miller was dead from the wounds, and Johnson was arrested and placed in jail by Squire Raiford.
|| MILLER JOHN OLIVER PATROLMAN 11 9 1869 4 23 1911 HUGHES || 4-28-1911 DEATH=MURDERED POLICEMAN BURIED AT HUGHES=The remains of Mr.John Oliver Miller, the Little Rock patrolman, who was shot Sunday morning, Apr.23.1911. by a coachman named Will Williams, whom he was attempting to arrest, were brought to this city Wednesday and taken in charge by undertaker Stevens and taken to his old home near Colt, where services were held by Rev.May of the Methodist church, and the remains were laid to rest in the HUGHES in the presence of a large concourse of friends and relatives, many attending from this city as well as the area surrounding Colt. Mr.Miller had only been on the job ten days. He was a native of this county having been born and raised near Colt. He is survived by a widow. one daughter, and a sister.
|| MILLER JOSEPH MAY 5 29 1847 9 12 1902 HUGHES || Mr.Joseph May Miller died at his home in South Forrest City last Friday night, Sep.12,1902, from the effects of a spell of pneumonia. He was 54 years of age, and had been a resident of St.Francis county a long time, coming here from Craighead county. Mr.Miller was a man of good reputation-one who had a kind word for everybody. He leaves a wife and three children to mourn his loss. His brother, Clayton Miller, came down from Jonesboro, and with his wife were at the funeral, which took place Sunday at the HUGHES, where a large crowd of his old friends assembled to pay last sad rites over his grave. 9-19-1902
|| MILLER P. C. JR. 7 1910 6 8 1911 TRENTON, TENN. || 6-9-1911 DEATH=Death of Baby Miller=Prof.P.C.Miller left last week for Trenton, Tenn., where his family have been visiting with their friends and relatives for a month, in answer to a summons to the bedside of his precious son, P.C.,Jr., aged eleven months, who was said to be in a precarious condition, and suffering greatly from a malignant attack of whooping cough. There was rumor abroad here Monday that he had died, but that was a mistake, however he did die yesterday morning, Jun.8,1911. Arrangements are unknown.
|| MILLER PEARL E. MRS. PINELY 9 22 1914 10 20 2001 LOUGHRIDGE || Mrs. Pearl E. Miller, age 87, of Forrest City, died Saturday, Oct. 20, at Baptist Memorial Hospital - Forrest City.Mrs. Miller was born Sept. 22, 1914, and was the daughter of Jefferson Franklin Pinely and Delitha Arzonia Flatt Pinely. She worked as a sales clerk prior to retirement and was a Baptist.Mrs. Miller is survived by one son, Curtis Bittle of Madera, Calif.; three daughters, Janice Collins of Orange Cove, Calif., Patsy Hawkins of Forrest City and Paula Bays of Edmond, Okla.; a sister, Alma Arnold of Clovis, Calif.; 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.Visitation for Mrs. Miller will be held Monday, Oct. 22, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Morgan Chapel Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2001, at 10 a.m., at Morgan Chapel with Bro. Bill Thomason officiating with assistance from Bro. Ken Siler. Burial will follow in LOUGHRIDGE near Colt, under the direction of Morgan Funeral Home.
|| MILLER ROSIE L. MRS. 1 18 1913 10 7 2001 PARADISE GARDENS || Mrs. Rosie L. Miller, age 87, of West Memphis, died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001, at Crittenden Memorial Hospital.Mrs. Miller is survived by three daughters, Betty Mae Perkins of Earle, Mary Parnell and Voney Mae Jacobs, both of West Memphis; two sons, Henry Miller of Marion and Johnny Lee Miller of Forrest City; 44 grandchildren, 100 great-grandchildren and 21 great-great-grandchildren.Visitation for Mrs. Miller will be held Friday, Oct. 12, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Anthony-West Memphis Funeral Home Chapel North. Funeral services will be Saturday, Oct. 13, 2001, at 12 p.m., at Walnut Grove M.B. Church in Clarksdale with burial in Paradise Garden under the direction of Anthony Funeral Home
|| MILLER RUBY PEARL MRS. SMITH 10 17 1933 6 30 2000 LOUGHRIDGE NATIVE || Ruby Pearl Miller, age 66, of Newcastle, died Friday, June 30, 2000, in her home. Mrs. Miller was born Oct. 17, 1933, in St. Francis County and was the daughter of Jim Smith and Toker Matlock Smith. She lived in St. Francis County most of her life, was a retired beautician and was a Baptist. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hooper Miller in 1991. She is survived by a brother, Carl Smith, of Forrest City; and a sister, Gracie Woods, of Newcastle. Funeral services were held Sunday, July 2, 2000, at Stevens Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in LOUGHRIDGE under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the New Prospect Baptist Church.
|| MILLER RUTH MRS. BLEDSOE 6 4 1920 2 25 2003 McGEHEE || Mrs. Ruth Bledsoe Miller, age 82, of Little Rock, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003. She was born June 4, 1920, in Arkadelphia, the daughter of John D. and Rosa Terrell Bledsoe.Mrs. Miller lived most of her life in McGehee. She was a teacher and a school librarian, was retired from the State Library Commission for the Blind in Little Rock. Mrs. Miller also served as State PTA President, was a past president of the Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority of professional women, named Arkansas Mother of the Year in 1996 and a member of the Westover Hills Presbyterian Church where she served as an Elder and Moderator of Cluster Presbyterian Women.Mrs. Miller is survived by two daughters, Rose Ann Miller Scheiderer of Forrest City and Johnni Miller Huckabee of Hot Springs; a son, Richard H. Miller of Little Rock; one sister, Alice Wilson of Waco, Texas; a brother, Winburn Bledsoe of Tyler, Texas; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey M. Miller.Visitation for Mrs. Miller was held on Friday, Feb. 28, 2003 at the Ruebel Funeral Home of Little Rock. Graveside services were held on Friday, Feb. 28, 2003 at McGehee Cemetery.
|| MILLER VALARIE MRS. ELLIS 9 12 1953 1 7 2005 ELLIS CHAPEL || Mrs. Valarie Chappell Miller, age 51, of Wynne, died Friday Jan. 7, 2005, in Wynne.Mrs. Miller, born Sept. 12, 1953, in Wynne, the daughter of Wesley Ellis and Margaret Williams Ellis, was a homemaker and co-owner of Charlie's Lawn Service. Mrs. Miller was a lifelong resident of Cross County and was a member of the Cross County Emergency Response Team and an active member of Union Avenue Baptist Church.Mrs. Miller is survived by a son, Charles Edward Miller Jr., of Wynne; three daughters, Kimberly Chappell and Terra Chappell Shahan, both of Wynne, and Angela Annette Bailey of Forrest City; three brothers, Charles Ellis of Mt. Ida, and Leaborn Ellis and Carl Ellis, both of Wynne; a sister, Joyce Burmingham Roach of Bolivar, Tenn.; and five grandchildren.She was preceded in death by a husband, Larry Chappell in 1997; a brother, Jerry Ellis; a sister, Frances Ellis Parker and her parents.Funeral services for Mrs. Miller were held on Monday, Jan. 10, 2005, at 2 p.m., at Union Avenue Baptist Church in Wynne with Rev. Ray Dean officiating. Burial followed at Ellis Chapel Cemetery in Wynne. Kernodle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
|| MILLER WADIE L. 7 1 1936 6 17 2002 PERION || Mr. Wadie Miller, age 65, of Forrest City, died Monday, June 17, 2002 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City.Mr. Miller is survived by his wife, Eva Irene Miller of Columbia, Miss.; one son Nolan Miller of Kokomo, Miss.; four daugthers Ida Mae Miller and Gloria Miller both of Columbia, Miss., Michelle Miller of Los Angeles, Calif. and Carolyn Miller Anderson of Kokomo, Miss.; his mother, Edith Franklin; 17 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.Visitation for Mr. Miller will be Friday, June 21, 2002 from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. at J. E. Kennedy Chapel. Services will be held at Perion M. B. Church at 12 p.m. Saturday, June 22, with Rev. Bookes Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in Perion cemetery under the direction of J. E. Kennedy Funeral Home.
|| MILLIGAN DAVID DWIGHT DR. 8 30 1943 12 19 2007 MEMORIAL || Dr. David Dwight Mulligan, age 64, of Covington, Va., died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007, in Richmond, Va. Dr. Mulligan was born Aug. 30, 1943, in Jacksonville, Fla., the son of William J. "Bill" Mulligan and Mary Zalesney Mulligan. He moved to Covington in 1978 and started working at Westvaco Research Lab. Dr. Mulligan earned his bachelor and master degree in chemical engineering from Arizona State University and his doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Florida. Dr. Mulligan is survived by his wife Lynn Hobbs Mulligan of the home; three sons, Christopher Jason "J.C." Mulligan, of Florida, Shawn Mulligan of Charlottesville, Va. and Ryan Mulligan of Cincinnati, Ohio; his mother of Phoenix, Ariz.; a sister, Dawn Rayburn of Phoenix, Ariz.; a brother Dan Mulligan of Florida; one grandson and several other relatives and friends. Visitation for Mr. Mulligan will be held on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Dec. 28, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Stevens Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Learning Services Corporation of Durham, N.C.Published: 2007-12-21
|| MILLIKIN JERRY BOB BROTHER 11 24 1934 9 12 2005 MT.ZION || Bro. Jerry Bob Millikin, 70, of Concord, AR went to be with the Lord on September 12, 2005. He was born to Laymon "Buck" and Katie Millikin near Knobel, AR on November 24, 1934. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Margaret Lee Millikin; 2 daughters, Judy Thomas and husband Wayde of Forrest City, AR and Janet O'Connor of Kirkland, WA; 2 sons, Mark Millikin and wife Rebecca of Vilonia, AR and Jacob Millikin and wife Dana of Batesville, AR; 7 grandchildren, Steven and Seth Thomas, Delaney Jeude, and Joshua, Abigail, Wyatt and Lauren Millikin. He is also survived by his mother, Katie Millikin of Greenway, AR; and three brothers, Dr. Jimmy Millikin of Marion, AR, Jackie Millikin of Paragould, AR, and Harold Millikin of Greenway, AR. He leaves behind brothers and sisters-in-law; many nieces, nephews, and cousins; and countless brothers and sisters in Christ.Bro. Jerry has been pastor of First Baptist Church (FBC) of Concord for the last 14 years. Prior to moving to Concord, Bro. Jerry and Mrs. Margaret lived in Forrest City for 26 years where he established Faith Baptist Church and Faith Christian Home for Children. He pastored other churches in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas prior to Forrest City. For the past 5 years, Bro. Jerry has volunteered as Deputy Chief Chaplain of the Arkansas Civil Air Patrol where he earned the rank of Captain. He is an American Patriot who taught love of God, Country, and Family; and he will be greatly missed in the pulpit, the community and our hearts.Funeral services will be held at FBC, Concord, September 15, 2005 at 11:00 a.m.. Officiating will be his brother, Dr. Jimmy Millikin. Internment will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Banner, AR.
|| MILLS ALLEN 8 17 1917 7 12 2001 LOCUST GROVE || Mr. Allen Mills, age 83, of Widener, died Thursday, July 12, 2001, at his home. Mr. Mills, born August 17, 1917, in Haynes, was a farmer. He is survived by his wife, Bertha Mills of Madison; 10 sons, Allen Mills Jr., Andrew Mills, Freddie Mills, Robert Mills, Theodis Mills, David Mills, Donald Mills and Cleotis Mills, all of Syracuse, N.Y., Sylvester Mills of Batesville and James Mills of Madison; four daughters, Bertha Mills and Charleane Thompson, both of Madison and Allene Mills and Cheryl Green, both of Forrest City; 54 grandchildren and 61 great-grandchildren. Visitation services for Mr. Mills will be held Wednesday, July 18, 2001, from 10:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Clay Funeral Home. Funeral services for Mr. Mills will be held Thursday, July 19, 2001, at noon at Days Temple Church of God in Christ with Elder Chester Rolfe officiating. Burial will follow in Locust Grove Cemetery under the direction of Clay Funeral Home.
|| MILLS JAMES EDWARD 8 2 1964 1 2 2007 CASTEEL NATIVE || Mr. James Edward Mills, age 42, of Forrest City, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2007, at the Med in Memphis. Mr. Mills was born Aug. 2, 1964, in Hughes. He is survived by his wife, Linda Reed Mills, of Forrest City; his mother, Bertha Mills of Madison; three sons, Jimmie Holmes, James Mills Jr. and Jamius Mills, all of Forrest City; eight brothers, Freddie Mills, Allen Mills Jr., Cleotis Mills, David Mills, Andrew Mills and Donald Mills, all of Syracuse, N.Y., Theodis Mills of Batesville and Robert Mills of Forrest City. Mr. Mills is also survived by four sisters, Charlene Thompson of Madison and Bertha Mills, Allene Mills and Cheryl Green, all of Forrest City; two grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation for Mr. Mills will be held on Friday, Jan. 5, 2007, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Hightower Funeral Home in Marianna. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2007, at 11 a.m. at Riverside Baptist Church in Widener with Rev. Marland Brown officiating. Burial will follow in CASTEEL.Published: 2007-01-04
|| MILLS ROGER QUARLES SENATOR 11 30 1832 9 2 1911 OAKWOOD CSA || 9-8-1911 DEATH=ROGER Q.MILLS, SOLDIER AND STATESMAN DEAD=Corsicana, Texas-Roger Q.Mills, former Texas United States Senator, died at his home here, Sep.2,1911, He was noted Confederate soldier and one of the best known statemen of Texas. He was a native of Todd county, Kentucky, but when a young man moved to this state, starting out as a drug clerk and studying the law until admitted to the bar. He entered the war as a lieutenant colonel in the Tenth Texas infantry. Later he succeeded to the post of Command of the Regiment, and at Arkansas Post in January 1863, distinguished himself by withstanding for weeks a superior force of Union troops, finally being captured. He several months he was a prisoner of war at Columbus, Ohio. After his release he commanded regiments under Generals Braggs, Johnson, and Hood. His congressional carrer began in 1872 as a representative at large from Texas, followed by four terms from the Fourth District. He was elected to the Senate in 1892 and served until he resigned in 1899. Mr.Mills was seventy nine years of age.
|| MILLS SYLVESTER GENE 10 6 1955 2 28 2005 CASTEEL NATIVE || bATESVILLE -- Sylvester Gene Mills, 49, of Batesville died Monday, Feb. 28,2005 at his residence. Born in Hughes, he was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church at Mount Pleasant. Survivors include his wife, Shannon Mills of the home; a son, Michael Mills of Dallas; two daughters, Takiesa Smith and Tia Smith, both of Batesville; his mother, Bertha Mills of FORREST CITY; nine brothers, A.J. Mills, Andy Mills, Freddy Mills, Robert Mills, Cleotis Mills, Donald Ray Mills and David Mills, all of Syracuse, N.Y., James Mills of FORREST CITY and Theodis Mills of Batesville; four sisters, Charlene Thompson and Bertha Mills, both of Madison, Cheryl Green and Allene Mills, both of FORREST CITY; and a grandson, Jathan Mills of Cherokee Village. He was preceded in death by his father, Allen Mills; one brother; and one sister. Funeral services will be at noon Saturday at Riverside Baptist Church of Widener, with Marlon Brown officiating. Burial will follow in CASTEEL at FORREST CITY under the direction of Qualls Batesville Funeral Service.
|| MILLS WILLIAM EDWARD DR. 12 5 1925 9 20 2001 FPARK || Dr. William E. Mills, age 76, of Forrest City, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2001, at his home.Dr. Mills was born in Helena and was the son of Thurl Bryan Mills and Edith Estelle Bone Mills. He made his home in Forrest City most of his life and was a retired optometrist. Dr. Mills graduated from the Southern School of Optometry in Memphis.He married Barbara Vaccaro Mills in 1958 and she survives him along with a daughter, Elise Mills Basore of Bella Vista; a son, Jeb Mills of Fayetteville and four grandchildren.Funeral services for Dr. Mills will be held graveside on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2001, at 2 p.m., at Forrest Park Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home SEE BIO
|| MILTON DELBERT LEE 7 7 1926 6 16 2002 LOUGHRIDGE NATIVE || Milton WYNNE - Delbert Lee Milton, 75, of Wynne, died Sunday, June 16, at his home. Born in Colt, he was a mechanic at the former Murray Chevrolet in Wynne for more than 35 years before retiring. He was of the Assembly of God faith and was a longtime resident of Wynne. Survivors include his wife, Doris Milton of Wynne; three sons, Delbert Dewayne "Bert" Milton of Marked Tree and Marion Brian Milton and Rodney Carrol Milton, both of Wynne; two daughters, Linda McClain of Lonoke and Darlene Cummings of Wynne; two brothers, Elbert Milton of FORREST CITY and Curtis "Jr." Milton of Colt; two sisters, Mary Wilson and Brenda Rushing, both of Wynne; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Curtis Lee and Sarah Elizabeth "Dolly" Davis; two brothers; and one grandchild. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. today in the chapel of Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home of Wynne, with Robert Melton officiating. Burial will follow at LOUGHRIDGE at Colt.
|| MILTON DORIS JEAN MRS. DENNIS 8 18 1926 11 23 2003 LOUGHRIDGE || WYNNE -- Doris Jean Dennis Milton, 77, of Wynne died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2003 at her residence. She lived most in Wynne most of her life and had worked for many years for Crestpark Nursing Home. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Delbert Lee Milton. Survivors include three sons, Brian Milton and Rodney Milton, both of Wynne, and Bert Milton of Marked Tree; two daughters, Darlene Cummings of Wynne and Linda Neal of Lonoke; two sisters, Jewell Tackett of Wynne and Dorothy Atkins of FORREST CITY; three brothers, Bobby Dennis and Clarence Dennis, both of Colt, and I.C. Dennis of Florida; 10 grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. today at the Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home chapel in Wynne, with Robert Melton officiating. Burial will follow in LOUGHRIDGE at Wynne.
|| MILTON ELBERT L. 1 14 1929 12 3 2003 LOUGHRIDGE NATIVE || Mr. Elbert L. Milton, age 74, of Forrest City, died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2003, at Baptist Hospital in Memphis.Mr. Milton, born Jan. 14, 1929, in Colt, was the son of Curtis L. Milton and Dolly Davis Milton. He lived in the Forrest City area for most of his life and was a farmer and equipment operator. Mr. Milton was a member of New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church.Mr. Milton married Sarah A. Partain in 1950 and she preceded him in death in 2002. He is survived by a daughter, Gale Vaughn of Forrest City; a son, Curtis E. "Gene" Milton of Forrest City; a brother, Curtis Milton Jr., of Colt; two sisters, Mary Alice Milton Wilson and Brenda Milton Rushing, both of Wynne; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Mr. Milton was also preceded in death by three brothers, Dilbert, Pete and Harold Milton.Visitation for Mr. Milton will be held on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2003, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Chapel of Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Dec. 5, 2003, at 2 p.m. at Stevens' Chapel with burial following in LOUGHRIDGE in Colt.
|| MILTON FRANK MRS. UNK 11 16 1906 YARBROUGH || Mrs.Frank Milton, widow, died at her home on Mr.E.L.Horton's place on Nov.16,1906, and was laid to rest in the Yarbrough cemetery on Sunday. Peace to her ashes and sympathy to her brothers and absent children. Newcastle Times. 11-16-1906
|| MILTON JACQUELINE BEATRICE MRS WILKINS 5 12 1933 1 12 2009 LOUGHRIDGE || Mrs. Jacqueline Beatrice Milton, age 75, of Wynne and formerly of Forrest City, died Monday, Jan. 12, 2009, at her home. Mrs. Milton was born May 12, 1933, the daughter of Clyde Wilkins and Lola Mae Little Wilkins. She lived in Forrest City until moving to Wynne, was a housewife and a member of Antioch Baptist Church. Mrs. Milton was the wife of James Harold Milton and he preceded her in death in 1997. She is survived by four daughters, Veronica White of Forrest City, Debbie Milton of Wynne, Kaye Pisahl of California and Renae Milton of Jonesboro; two sisters, Helen Slough and Margie Ramsey, both of Portageville, Mo.; 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, James Clinton Milton; a brother, C.E. Wilkins and two sisters, Margaret Turner and Pauline Payne. Visitation for Mrs. Milton will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Stevens Funeral Home with burial following in Loughridge Cemetery. Friends and family members may sign the online guestbook at www.stevensfuneralhome.net.Published: 2009-01-13Forrest City Times Herald
|| MILTON JAMES TERREL 1 21 1934 4 30 2004 MEMORIAL || Mr. James Terrel Milton, age 70, of Searcy and a former longtime resident of Birch Run Mich. and Colt, died Friday, April 30, 2004, at White County Medical Center in Searcy.Mr. Milton was born Jan. 21, 1934, in Wynne, the son of the late Fred Slone Milton and Ludie Mae Neisler Milton. He lived in Colt and the Fitzgerald Crossing Community near Wynne for most of his life until moving to Michigan. He resided in Birch Run, Mich. for 23 years before returning to Searcy seven years ago.In 1972, Mr. Milton married Shirley Ann Forrest and she survives him along with two sons, Randall Harris of Wynne and Clayton Harris of Forrest City; five daughters, Terry Thorn of St. Charles, Ill., Charlene Lyon of Petoskey, Mich., Suzanne Olsey of Grand Blanc, Mich., Diane Beavers of Montrose, Mich. and Mary Gibbons of Flushing, Mich.; one sister, Lola Reynolds of Searcy; 19 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Mr. Milton was preceded in death by two brothers, Murell Milton and Gerald Milton.Funeral services for Mr. Milton were held on Sunday, May 2, 2004, at Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home in Wynne
|| MILTON JOHN B. 7 11 1924 7 3 2003 HUGHES VET-WWII |