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| NABOR EMMA MRS. 4 13 1912 12 11 2002 REED || Mrs. Emma Reed Nabor, B.APR.13,1912, age 90, of Marianna, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City. She was a retired teacher and is survived by a sister, Lillian Hodge of Los Angeles, Calif.; two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.Visitation for Mrs. Nabor was held from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13, 2002, at the J.E. Kennedy Funeral Home Chapel. Services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2002, at 12 p.m. at the Paradise #1 M. B. Church with Rev. E.H. Garrett officiating. Burial will follow in Reed Cemetery.
|| NAIL ALEXANDER IRVIN 9 20 1825 5 19 1899 BARNISHAW || COULD BE IRVING R.NAIL Horton-Obituary-Died on May 18,1899, at his home in this vicinity, after a long and tedious illness, Mr.Earl Nail, aged 73 years. Was born in Tennessee. Came to this county when very young and has resided here most of his life. Was laid to rest in the Barney Shaw (probably Barnishaw). He leaves to mourn him two sons, who found him a loving father and numerous friends who regret the loss of a Christian gentleman and true friend. For the past thirty three years he had been a consistent member of Bible Union church. While we tender our sincere sympathy to the bereaved family, we will say, grieve not, for Christ will claim his own at the appointed time. We can only find consolation by putting our trust in the Lord, Who giveth and Who taketh, but doeth all things well. A Friend. Shown as Alexander Irvin Nail on FindAGrave site and birthdate as Sep.20,1825.5-26-1899
|| NAILING ALCEAN MRS BEASLEY 4 7 1944 4 8 2004 FORREST CITY || Mrs. Alcean Beasley Nailing, age 60, of Forrest City, died Thursday, April 8, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City.Mrs. Nailing was born April 7, 1944, in West Helena, the daughter of Willie A. Beasley and Irean Roberson Harris. She is survived by a daughter, Sarah Fox of Earle; a son, Willie J. Beasley of Forrest City, a sister, Linda Humphrey of Forrest City; a brother, James Harris of Chicago, Ill.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.Visitation for Mrs. Nailing will be held on Tuesday, April 13, 2004, from noon to 5 p.m. in the Chapel of Woodhouse Mortuary. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 14, 2004, at 1 p.m. at Mt. Calvary M.B. Church with Rev. Oscar Jones officiating. Burial will follow in FORREST CITY
|| NAJEWSKI FRANK L. 8 3 1928 12 28 1999 HUGHES VET-KOREA || Frank L. Najewski, age 71, of Forrest City, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 1999, at the White County Regional Medical Center in Searcy. He was born Aug. 3, 1928, in Radom, Ill. and was the son of Joseph Najewski and Mary Novack Najewski. He lived in Forrest City since 1963, was a retired assistant supervisor for Airtherm, was a veteran of the Korean War and was a member of the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. He married O'Neal Brown in 1950, and she survives him along with two daughters, Linda Wood of Marion and Donna Gay of Forrest City; one sister, Agnes Ragsdale of Millstadt, Ill. and one grandchild. Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 31, 1999, at Stevens Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. with burial following in HUGHES. Visitation will be held Thursday, Jan. 30, 1999, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Stevens Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements
|| NAJEWSKI VERLA O'NEAL MRS BROWN 6 18 1925 4 26 2004 HUGHES NATIVE || Mrs. Verla O'Neal Brown Najewski, age 78, of Forrest City, died Monday, April 26, 2004 at her home.Mrs. Najewski was born June 18, 1925, in Caldwell, the daughter of Arch G. Brown and Maude Deese Brown. She lived in Forrest City for most of her life and was a homemaker and a member of St. Francis Catholic Church.Mrs. Najewski married Frank L. Najewski in 1950, and he preceded her in death in 1999. She is survived by two daughters, Linda K. Wood of Mt. Juliet, Tenn. and Donna M. Gay of Forrest City; five sisters, Pauline Smith of Indianapolis, Ind., Gloria Erickson of Duarte, Calif., Barbara Hunter of Carmel, Ind., Jane Roberts of Jonesboro and Glenda Parsons of Ft. Myers, Fla.; a brother, Donald Brown of Beebe and one granddaughter.Visitation for Mrs. Najewski will be held on Wednesday, April 28, 2004, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Chapel of Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 29, 2004, at 10 a.m. in the Chapel of Stevens Funeral Home with burial following in HUGHES.
|| NANCE BETTY JEAN MRS SMITH 11 8 1927 10 2 2006 FPARK || Mrs. Betty Jean "B.J." Nance, age 78, of Searcy, and a former long time resident of Forest City, died Monday, Oct. 2, 2006, in Searcy. Mrs. Nance was born Nov. 8, 1927, in Lexington, Okla., the daughter of Wilbur S. Smith and Sadie Daniels Smith. She attended the University of Oklahoma and Harding College, was a housewife and retired bookkeeper. In 1946 Mrs. Nance married James K. Nance, and he preceded her in death in 1998. She is survived by a daughter, Stephanie Moore of Tallahassee, Fla.; two sons, Jim Nance and Tommy Nance, both of Searcy; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Kimberly Nance in 1993. Visitation will be held from Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006, at 11 a.m. at Forrest Park Cemetery.
|| NANCE JACK UNK 10 1901 FCTIMES || 10-18-1901 Mrs.Delmer Nance, widow of the late Jack Nance of Wynne, who was with the Iron Mountain as a brakeman, and died a short time ago in an accident, was in town shopping.
|| NANCE SARAH A. MRS. 1821 11 23 1903 CITY || Death of Grandma Nance-Mrs.Sarah A. Nance, familiarly known in Grigg's township as Grandma Nance, died Nov.23,1903, at the home of her daughter, Mrs.R.Bolton on the Hunter place, Grigg's township, at the advanced age of 82. She was born in Lincoln County Kentucky in 1821, and has moved to Phillips county in 1859, and has since resided in St.Francis county a number of years. She was the mother of twelve children, of whom only two survive, Mrs.H.Bolton, and Mrs.Caldwell, the latter residing in Illniois. The remains were laid to rest in the FORREST CITY Tuesday, the Rev.W.H.Dyer officiating. She was kind an charitable, and her demise will be regretted by all who knew her. 11-27-1903
|| NASH A. M. 1 20 1848 4 15 1898 MT.VERNON || A.M.Nash Drowned-A sad accident happened in the bottoms Friday, last, Apr.15,1898. While floating logs to his mill, at Round Pond on the Little Rock and Memphis railroad, about twelve miles east of this city, and in attempting to steer his raft, he missed his footing and was precipitated into twelve feet of water. His son was on the front end of the raft and immediately ran to his assistance, but it is supposed that he became entangled in some brush, and being unable to swim, never rose to the surface. His body was recovered some two hours afterwards and brought to the city, and carried to the Stevens Bros. establishment, where it was embalmed and prepared for the tomb. Saturday noon the body was carried to the residence of the brother in law, J.C.Bell, thence to Mount Vernon cemetery at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon, where it was laid to rest beside his wife. The services were conducted by Rev.A.E.Holloway of the Methodist church, assisted by Rev.L.R.Simpson and the Knights of Pythias. Mr.Nash was a native of Ohio, and came to this county about ten years ago and engaged in the saw mill business; in which capacity he was widely known. He was about 50 years of age, a member of the Methodist church, and a Knight of Pythias. He has been prominent in the politics of the county for several years, having been a candidate for county judge upon the Republican ticket on several occasions. The large concourse of citizens from the town and country which assembled to pay last tribute to his memory, were sincere in their regrets on his untimely demise, and evidenced the esteem and respect in which was held by all who knew him. Never were truer words spoken, than when the pastor spoke of the deceased as one of the noblest works of God-an honest man. In the death of A.M. Nash his family has lost its chief stay, society a worthy member, the community at large a progressive citizen. The deceased leaves a grown son and daughter, Chester and Cliffe, and Odell, a boy of tender age, to all of whom the sympathy of a sorrowing community is extended.0FORREST CITY TIMES-4-22-1898
|| NASH CHESTER R. UNK 6 1911 UNKNOWN || 6-16-1911 DEATH=News reached the city last week of the death of Chester R.Nash, at Oakland, Calif. Mr.Nash was the son of Mr.A.M.Nash, a timber man who formerly resided and died here years ago. Chester was also a nephew of Mr.John Bell.
|| NASH ISAAC D. 1891 7 26 1899 MT.VERNON || Passed Away!-Little Ike Nash is dead! The announcement of the death of little Ike Nash, which occurred Wednesday night at 9:30 p.m. Jul.26,1899, after an illness of two days, cast a shade of sorrow among his little playmates and a feeling of regret among all grown folks who knew the little fellow, and none will miss him or mourn him more than his chum, Hulbert Vadakin, who is now in Memphis. Quiet and unassuming, with just enough of the boy in him to make him interesting, Ike found his way to the affections of all. To his mother he was the idol, and words are inadequate to soften the grief of the stricken heart. She must look to the Great Comforter, who alone, promises to bear our burdens, and rest under the beautiful assurance that Ike has only answered the call of Jesus:"Suffer little children and forbid them not, to come unto Me, for such is the Kingdom of Heaven." The burial took place yesterday afternoon at the MT.VERNON, the wife of Rev.W.C.Davidson of the Methodist church officiated in the illness of her husband. Born 1891. Name is Isaac D.Nash per records of funeral home.-7-28-1899
|| NASH MAGGIE Mrs. UNK 8 9 1898 Mt.Vernon || Death of Miss Maggie Nash-Miss Maggie Nash came to Forrest City from Palestine last Saturday, where she had been teaching school. She had been sick for several days and gradually grew worse until Tuesday morning, Aug.9,1898, when her spirit took its flight to realms above. She was well and favorably known to a large circle of friends, and loved by scores of children whom she had taught in various districts of the county. She was a very quiet and unassuming dispostion, and in her daily walks endeavored to do good in the world. The remains were interred in MT.VERNON Tuesday afternoon, where many loved ones gathered to pay their last tribute of respect. The services at the grave were conducted over by Rev.A.E.Holloway. At the time of her death, Miss Maggie was stopping at the home of Mrs.W.P.Evans, who is her sister. She was also a sister of Willie Nash and Mrs.George Bottoms .FORREST CITY TIMES 8-19-1898
|| NASH Olive Miss 1876 6 1895 FCTIMES || In the midst of the closing festivities of our city schools, there came upon our community, like a thunderbolt from the sky, of the death of Miss Olive F.Nash, aged 19, a member of the class of '96 of the High School. She was the daughter of Mr.A.M.Nash formerly of Forrest City. Mr.Nash married Miss Eda Bell, about twenty years ago, the daughter of Mr.Chas.Bell, one of our oldest citizens. The mother of Olive dying about five years ago, Olive went to live with her aunt in Washington. D.C. for three years, and returned here two years ago to live with her aunt, Mrs.A.C.Hume. Rev.Mr.Marcotte, now supplying the pulpit of the Cumberland Presbyterian church officiating.6-7-1895
|| NASH ROLAND C. 1 6 1916 2 15 1977 JOHNSON || Feb. 20, 1977 Mr. Roland C. Nash Brinkley -- Roland Clayburn Nash, aged 61, of Wheatley (St. Francis County) died Sunday. He was a farmer and president of Nash Implement Company, a member of the Board of the Wheatley Division of Riceland Foods and a member of Wheatley United Methodist Church. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Chloe Neely Nash; two daughters, Mrs. Peggy McGraw and Mrs. Dana Fowler, both of Wheatley; four brothers, Freeland, William and bob Nash, all of Brinkley, and Ronald Nash of Hickory Ridge; six sisters, Mrs. Buryl Marshall of Corpus Christi, Tex., Mrs. Esyath Dorough of Hot Springs, Mr.s Loretta Berrett of Caldwell, Mrs. Billie Sue Baker of West Helena, Mrs. Betty Jo Mason of Wheatley and Mrs. Cora Henderson of Brinkley, and four grandchildren. Funeral was today at Wheatley United Methodist Church . Burial was at Johnson Cemetery by Bob Neal and Sons Funeral Home.
|| NASH WILLIE E. 1860 8 17 1906 MT.VERNON || Mr.W.E.Nash, formerly of this city, and who had been an inmate at the State Hospital for Nervous Disorders, died last Friday afternoon, Aug.17,1906. The remains were brought here Sunday morning, and interred in the old Mt.Vernon cemetery, Revs.Babcock and Peddick in charge of the funeral. He leaves two sisters in this city, Mrs.Josie Bottoms, and Mrs.W.E.Evans, and a wife and son in Argenta. His son accompanied the remains here, as Mrs.Nash was indisposed on account of illness. The kindly sympathy of all their friends and acquaintances are extended to the bereaved ones. 8-24-1906
|| NEAL BILLY G. 11 26 1938 10 18 2002 McELROY USARMY RESERVE || Mr. Billy G. Neal, age 63, of Wynne, died Friday, Oct. 18, 2002, at Cross Ridge Community Hospital in Wynne.Mr. Neal, born Nov. 26, 1938, in Wynne, was the son of Bernice Grodes Neal and Rosie M. Norvell Neal. He was a resident of Cross County for all of his life and was employed by Sanyo Manufacturing. He was a Mason and a member of Rensellar Vann Lodge #494 in Wynne. He was also a member of the National Rifle Association and had served in the National Guard and the Army Reserve. He was a member of Union Avenue Baptist Church in Wynne.Mr. Neal is survived by his wife, Betty Jean Jones Neal of Wynne; two sons, Chris G. Neal of Ward and John C. Neal of Oak Grove, Mich.; a daughter, Nanette A. Coats of Forrest City; a sister, Marsha Dance of Berry, Ken., and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Charles R. Neal.Funeral services for Mr. Neal were held Monday, Oct. 21, 2002, at 10 a.m. at Kernodle Funeral Home Chapel in Wynne with Rev. Robert Tucker officiating. Burial will follow in McElroy Cemetery in Wynne under the direction of Kernodle Funeral Home.
|| NEAL CLEORA 1 29 1938 3 30 2001 CASTEEL || Mrs. Cleora Neal, age 63, of Forrest City, died Friday, March 30, 2001, at Crestpark Retirement Inn of Forrest City. Mrs. Neal was born Jan. 29, 1938, in West Memphis. She was a retired laborer. Mrs. Neal is survived by her husband, Woodrow Neal of Forrest City; two sons, Cleophia Neal of Minneapolis, Minn. and Woodrow Neal Jr. of Forrest City; two daughters, Gwen Gates of Little Rock and Betty Beasley of Palestine; two brothers, Curtis Varnado and Lucious Varnado, both of Minneapolis, Minn.; a sister, Joan Williams of Little Rock; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation for Mrs. Neal will be Thursday, April 5, 2001, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Clay Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Friday, April 6, 2001, at 11 a.m., at New Light M.B. Church with the Rev. Earl Sinclair officiating. Burial will follow in CASTEEL under the direction of Clay Funeral Home.
|| NEAL HERMAN E. 1 24 1942 1 18 2002 PILGRIM USARMY || Herman E. Neal, 59, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2002 at Baptist Hospital East in Memphis. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of Gospel Wonder Singers. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Floyd and David, as well as his parents, Jessie and Dora Neal. Survivors include his long-time companion, Bobbie; seven children, Carlos Jerome, Herman Marquis, Rhonda Shunta, Monica Terssa, Carolyn, Stan and Tony; two sisters, Jessie Mae Williams of Minneapolis, Minn. and Wanda Verlena Neal of Pine Bluff; 20 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 at Springfield M.B. Church in Moro with Rev. A.J. Franks Jr. officiating. Burial was in Pilgrim Cemetery. Marianna Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
|| NEAL JAMES E. 1 24 1942 1 24 2006 MEMORIAL || Mr. James E. Neal, age 62, B.JAN.24,1942, of Forrest City, died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2006, at Crestpark Retirement Inn in Forrest City. Mr. Neal was a construction worker and a member of the Widener Baptist Church.Mr. Neal is survived by three sons, Johnny Neal of Wheatley, and James E. Neal Jr. and Gregory Neal both of Florida; two daughters, Priscella Lee of Sheridan and Dolly Ruth Neal of Paragould; three sisters, Iva Roberts of Forrest City, Ruby Morlock of Widener and Maxine Broughton of Aurora; and seven grandchildren.A MEMORIAL will be planned for a later date. Morgan Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.
|| NEAL LEROY 10 10 1942 5 18 2003 FORREST CITY NATIVE || Mr. Leroy Neal, age 60, of Forrest City, died Sunday, May 18 at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis.He as born Oct. 10, 1942 in Forrest City. He was a retired laborer with General Motors.Mr. Neal is survived by six sons, Reginald Neal of Chicago, Rodney Neal of Detroit, Gregory Hendrix of Statesboro, Ga., Mario Neal of Flint Michigan, and Jerrell Neal and Khari Neal, both of Saginaw, Mich.; five daughters, Brenda King of Forrest City, Valerie Molina of Florida, Felicia Neal Burns of Garden City, Mich., Zenobia Bridgewater of St. Louis and Tricia Neal of Flint, Mich.; four brothers, James Neal Jr., Larry Graham, and Frank Neal, all of Saginaw, Mich. and Tommy Neal of Forrest City; three sisters, Olivia Bryson and Mary Neal, both of Saginaw, Mich. and Christina Neal of Iowa; and many other relatives and friends.Visitation will be held Friday, May 23, 2003, from 12:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. at Clay Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be Saturday, May 24, 2003, Salem Missionary Baptist Church, with Rev. Jessie McClure officiating. Burial will follow in FORREST CITY, under the direction of Clay Funeral Home.
|| NEAL SHELBY JEAN MRS. CHALK 7 23 1937 6 24 2005 BARNISHAW NATIVE || Mrs. Shelby Jean Chalk Neal, age 67, of Colt, died Friday, June 24, 2005, at her home.Mrs. Neal was born July 23, 1927, in Forrest City, the daughter of Thomas Chalk and Muriel Dangeau Chalk. She made her home in the Pine Tree area most of her life and worked 21 years for Farm Bureau Insurance. Mrs. Neal was a member of the Community Baptist Church in Wynne.Mrs. Neal married George E. Neal in 1956, and he survives her along with two daughters, Vickie Willmuth of Bradford and Janet Roberts of Colt and two grandchildren.Funeral services for Mrs. Neal were held on Monday, June 27, 2005, at 2 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home. Burial followed in Barnishaw Cemetery.PER SSDI:BIRTH 1937
|| NEAL WILLLIAM M. COLONEL UNK 3 30 1904 UNKNOWN .\? || Col.Wm.M.Neal, the talented editor of the Helena World passed away suddenly at the infirmary in Helena on Wednesday morning, of apoplexy, Mar.30,1904, after an illness of only twelve hours. His heartbroken wife, the former Miss Margaret Bedford, is one of the brightest women in the state, being at present President of The Arkansas Federation of Women's Clubs. Peace to his ashes, and may God comfort her. 4-1-1904
|| NEAL WOODROW SR 7 8 1929 2 5 2007 STANLEY GROVE NATIVE || Mr. Woodrow Neal Sr., age 77, of Forrest City, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2007, at Forrest City Medical Center. Mr. Neal was born July 8, 1929, in Moro and was the son of James Wiley Neal and Annie Frisen Neal. He was a brick mason. Mr. Neal was preceded in death by his wife, Cleora Varnado Neal in 2001 and is survived by two daughters, Betty Beasley of Forrest City and Wgen Gate of Little Rock; two sons, Woodrow Neal Jr. of Forrest City and Cleophia Neal of Minnesota; a sister, Rosie Grady of Minnesota; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation for Mr. Neal will be held from noon to 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 9, 2007, at Woodhouse Mortuary. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007, beginning at 11 a.m. at Stanley Grove M.B. Church with Rev. M. Love officiating. Burial will follow in Stanley Grove Cemetery.Published: 2007-02-08
|| NEBLETT EMMA MRS. BETTS 1878 7 23 1901 FCTIMES || Mrs.Emma Neblett, wife of Harry Neblett, of Forrest city, died Tuesday night, July 23,1901, at the residence of Mrs.Dye, of a pulmonary affliction of long standing. She was formerly Miss Betts of Osceola, and came to this city right after her marriage in 1900. She was 23 years of age, and a member of the Methodist church, and during her short stay in Forrest City had formed many warm and sympathetic friends. The remains were taken to her old house in Osceola for burial Wednesday morning accompanied by the sorrowing husband and his brother Ben. 7-26-1901
|| NEBLETT JESSIE A. MRS. THOMAS 1 7 1879 10 16 1909 CITY || DEATH OF MRS.H.R.NEBLETT=The news last Saturday morning, Oct.16,1909, of the death of Mrs.Jessie A.Neblett came as a shock to the many friends and acquaintances of the family as well as a painful bereavement to the family. Mrs.Neblett had been in poor health since the first of the year, and though all that could be done was done to relieve her, her condition became worse, and on Saturday morning, the final summons came to the lovely Christian soul, and she departed this life quietly and peaceably, surrounded by her husband, and children, and brothers and sisters. Mrs.Neblett was born in Mississippi Jan.7,1879, and was married Sep.17, 1902 to Mr.H.R.Neblett, who with their three children, Thomas, Harry and Richard, survive her. She leaves two brothers, Messrs.Beatty and Harry Thomas, and two sisters, Misses ? and Jean Thomas. She was a consistent member of the Methodist church, and was a member of the Woman's Home Mission. The funeral services last Sunday, and then the interment at the FORREST CITY, Rev.B.L.Wilford officating. FORREST CITY TIMES NEWSPAPER OCT.22,1909
|| NEEL D. W. 4 22 1863 7 5 1904 CITY || Death of D.W.Neel-Mr.D.W.Neal, familiarly known as Dock Neel, died at his home, about four miles south of east of Forrest City, last Tuesday, July 7,1904, of cancer of the stomach, and his remains were interred in the FORREST CITY the following day, Elder W.H.Paslay officiating. Dock Neel was forty years of age, and came to this county twelve years ago from Fayette Co., Tenn. Ten years ago he was married to Miss Nora Whittington, who together with three children, survive him. He was a consistent member of the Baptist church, and had a legion of friends and loving relatives who sorely regret his death. He has been a patient sufferer, having gone to Memphis for treatment, but it was of no avail. In the post mortem examination of the body, it was found a large tumor originating from the pancreas to the left kidney. 7-15-1904
|| NEEL DAUGHTER UNK 4 10 1896 BELL CEMETERY || 4-17-1896 FORREST CITY TIMES NEWSPAPER-Jericho-The daughter of Mr.& Mrs.Dock Neel died in a fire Friday. The body was laid to rest in Bell Cemetery Sunday morning.
|| NEEL FLORA MISS 1905 10 1 1999 CREMATION || Flora Neel, age 94, of Edgewater, Fla., formerly of Forrest City, died Friday, Oct. 1, 1999 at her home. She graduated from the former Arkansas State Teachers College and received her master's degree from Trinity University in San Antonio. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, San Antonio and Volnsia Educators Association and was a member of the Texas and National Education Associations and represented San Antonio at annual NEA meetings. She taught in Arkansas, Texas and Florida. She is survived by one daughter, Mary Faith Gilliam of Oak Hill; two step daughters, Wylodine Lutz and Martha Cook, both of San Antonio; a sister, Virginia Sparks of Memphis; three grandchildren and five step-grandchildren. Volushia County Cremation of Daytona Beach, Fla. is in charge of arrangements.
|| NEEL JOHN FRANK 1 27 1892 10 26 1897 CITY || John Frank Neel, little son of Mr.John G. and Mrs.Harriet B. Neel died Oct.26,1897. He was sick but a few hours-that dreaded disease, membranous croop, having taken a fatal hold upon that little victim, and the doctor, father and mother and all had to stand by, mute in grief and disappointment, and see the little life and light go out for all time. But eternity's morn will make a change, and dear little John will be laid to rest in the FORREST CITY to wait for the coming day.10-29-1897FORREST CITY TIMES JACK NEEL'S CHILD-AGE 7
|| NEEL L. JENNIE MRS CASTEEL 12 20 1843 1 9 1896 CITY || THE SAD INTELLIGENCE REACHES US JUST AS WE GO TO PRESS OF THE DEATH OF MRS.JENNIE (CASTEEL) NEEL, WIFE OF S.G.NEEL. SHE DIED LAST NIGHT AT SIX O'CLOCK AND WAS BURIED THIS AFTERNOON AT FORREST CITY. REV. F.E.TAYLOR OFFICIATING THE RELIGIOUS EXERCISES. SHE LEAVES A SORROWING HUSBAND, FOUR SONS AND ONE DAUGHTER, ALL OF WHOM HAVE OUR TENDER SYMPATHY ON THEIR BEREAVEMENT. MRS.NEEL WAS A MODEL WIFE AND MOTHER, AND A NOBLE CHRISTIAN WOMAN, AND SHE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED BY HER FAMILY AND FRIENDS
|| NEELEY DARREL 9 12 1945 6 13 2008 LOUGHRIDGE || Darrel Neeley FORREST CITY - Darrel Neeley, 62, of Forrest City died Friday, June 13, in Forrest City Medical Center. His death was sudden and unexpected. Mr. Neeley was born Sept. 12, 1945, at Boydsville, and was the son of Robert Earl Neeley and Virginia Ethridge Neeley. He had lived in Forrest City since 1972, was a milkman and a member of New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church. He married Judy Mobley in 1966, and she survives him along with three sons, Terral Neeley of Strawberry, Jeff Neeley of Bono and Kurt Neeley of Forrest City; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Neeley of McDougal; two brothers, Ronnie Neeley of Piggott and Rick Neeley of Jonesboro; sister, Barbara Tice of Jonesboro; and five grandchildren, Taylor, Treaton, Trace, Dillon and Sarah. He was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Lauren Elizabeth Neeley and Kathrine Hope Neeley. Services for Mr. Neeley will be held in Stevens Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. Monday with burial in Loughridge Cemetery. Visitation will be tonight from 6-8 with Stevens Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Memorials are to be made to New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church, 2718 Highway 306 East, Colt 72326.
|| NEELEY JOHNNY 3 30 1949 8 27 2004 UNK || Mr. Johnny Neeley, age 55, of Little Rock, died Friday, Aug. 27, 2004, at his home.Mr. Neeley was born March 30, 1949, in Piggott, the son of Lester Neeley and Olive Pollock Neeley. He was a 1967 graduate of Piggott High School, attended Southern Baptist College and graduated from Arkansas State University with a masters degree. He was attending the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He was employed by the Little Rock School District as principal at the J.A. Fair High School and was a Baptist. Mr. Neeley was also a member of the Arkansas Education Association and a former member of the Lions Club and Crowley's Ridge Girl Scout Council.Mr. Neeley is survived by his wife, Cheryl Janice Thomas Neeley of Colt; a son, Anthony Sloan Jarrett of Wynne; a daughter, Angela Shea Barron of Wynne; two half-brothers, Terry Neeley of Donathan, Mo. and Gary Verdier of Florissant, Mo., and two grandchildren.Funeral services were held for Mr. Neeley on Monday, Aug. 30, 2004, at 11 a.m., in the Chapel of Kernodle Funeral Home in Wynne, with Rev. Carter Grindstaff officiating.
|| NEELEY LAUREN & KATHERINE 9 13 2001 9 13 2001 FPARK || Lauren Elizabeth Neeley and Katherine Hope Neeley, twin daughters of Jeffery John Neeley and Tommie Carol Poindexter Neeley of Forrest City, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001, in Memphis. The children were born Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001, in Memphis. They are survived by their parents; maternal grandparents, Tommy J. Poindexter and Linda Poindexter of Forrest City; a maternal great-grandmother, Pat Poindexter of Forrest City; paternal grandparents, Darrel Neeley and Judy Neeley of Forrest City and paternal great-grandparents, Earl Neeley and Virginia Neeley of McDougal. Visitation for the Neeley children will be held Monday, Sept. 17, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held graveside on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2001, at 2 p.m., at Forrest Park Cemetery with Bro. Eddie Addison officiating the service under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
|| NEELEY ROSE MRS. DURBOROW UNK 6 1 1905 LITTLE ROCK || Death of Mrs.Neeley-Mrs.Rose Neeley, wife of Mr.James Neeley, a well known travelling salesman, and daughter of Mr.& Mrs.W.S.Durborow, of this city, died at St.Vincent's Infirmary in Little Rock, yesterday, June 1,1905. Mrs.Neeley had gone to the Infirmary and was operated on Monday night for appendicitus. Her parents were with her during the operation, and thought she was doing so much better, they returned home. During the day on Wednesday, she worsened, and blood poisoning set in. The family received a telegram telling of her worsening condition and that she would not survive. The grief stricken parents, along with Rosalie, the sweet little daughter of Mrs.Neeley left on the train, but she died before they arrived. She was one of the most beautiful women of Arkansas, and was loved and admired by a large circle of friends here and in Little Rock. The precious remains will be interred in the cemetery in LIttle Rock tomorrow. 6-2-1905
|| NEELY CHARITY MRS. 1818 8 4 1899 FCTIMES || Mrs.Charity Neely, mother of P.H. and Fred C. Neely, of this county, died last Friday night, Aug.4,1899, at her home in Whitesville, Tenn., aged 81 years, and was buried the following Sunday. She was born in North Carolina in 1818, and at her death left nine living children, all of whom were entirely devoted to her. Mrs.Neely resided in Forrest City with her son, Fred, from last November until last Monday a week ago, when she returned to her Tennessee home. Though quite feeble with age, she made the trip safely and was in apparent good health. A few days after her arrival, however, she was taken ill and never rallied. The family have the sympathy of their friends in their sad bereavement. Miss Minnie Neely had departed from Wheatley on the notice of her mother's illness.-8-11-1899
|| NEELY P. H. CAPT. UNK 8 9 1899 FCTIMES ? || Capt.P.H.Neely of Wheatley, died Wednesday night, Aug.9,1899. Mrs.Fred Neely and Rev.N.B.Fizer went over on the morning train yesterday, the former to attend, and the latter to conduct the funeral service. The interrment took place at the Goodwin cemetery yesterday afternoon, in the presence of a large concourse of friends. Capt.Neely was well known throughout this and adjoining counties, and his death is sincerely regretted by all who knew him.-8-11-1899
|| NEIGHBORS BENNY J. 8 16 1935 1 24 2006 SALEM NATIVE || Mr. Benny J. Neighbors, age 70, of West Memphis, died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2006.Mr. Neighbors was born Aug. 16, 1935, in Palestine, the son of Woodrow Neighbors and Mildred Adams Neighbors. He made his home in the Forrest City and West Memphis areas for the past several years and was an operating engineer and a Baptist.Mr. Neighbors married Sarah J. Delp in 1977 and she survives him along with four daughters, Linda Bennett and Gwenda Ballard both of Las Vegas, Nev., Vickie Lynn Helland of Phoenix, Ariz., and Cindy McLane of West Memphis; fours sons, James Herald Neighbors of West Memphis, Guy Woody Neighbors of Utah, Kerry Harper of Davenprot, Iowa and Ronnie Harper of West Memphis; a sister, Mary Calvarese of Tucson, Ariz.; 14 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Larry Neighbors, in 1973.Visitation for Mr. Neighbors will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2006. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Jan. 27, 2006, at 11 a.m. at Stevens Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Salem Cemetery in Palestine.
|| NEIGHBORS HERBERT E. 3 27 1914 10 21 2003 MT.PISGAH USARMY-WWII || Mr. Herbert E. "Red" Neighbors, age 89, of Wynne, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2003, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro.Mr. Neighbors was born March 27, 1914, in Pangburn, the son of Alfred E. and Ava Pearl Knowlton Neighbors. He was a resident of Letona and Fulton, Miss. before returning to Wynne. He worked as a Service Technician for Peoples Implement Company in Hughes for over 30 years until retiring in the early 1980's. He was a veteran of the United States Army and served in World War II, and was a retired volunteer fireman in Hughes, a Mason and Knights Templer for over 60 years. Mr. Neighbors also was recognized in 2002 by having his name included on the Veterans Wall of Honor in Forrest City and was presented with a high school diploma from Forrest City High School.Mr. Neighbors is survived by two sons, Herbert Neighbors of Forrest City and Teddy Neighbors of Fletcher, Okla.; a daughter, Rhonda Grantham of Wynne; three brothers, Hershel Neighbors of Pocahontas, Homer Neighbors of Bee Branch and Leonard Neighbors of Denison, Texas; a sister, Ruby Shaffer of Pocahontas; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Evelyn Barnes in 1984.Visitation for Mr. Neighbors will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2003, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home in Wynne. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2003, at 10 a.m. at the Wynne Baptist Church with Bro. Tommy Wealey officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery in Letona, at 2 p.m.
|| NEILL JUSTIN JACKSON 1 12 1919 2 28 2009 BARNISHAW NATIVE USARMY-WWII || Justin Jackson Neill of Colt, Arkansas, passed away February 28, 2009 at Cross Ridge Community Hospital in Wynne. Mr. Neill was born in the community of Pine Tree on January 12, 1919. He was a World War II Army veteran who served in the South Pacific. He retired from General Motor's in Flint Michigan and after his retirement he returned to Pine Tree. He was member of the Disabled American Veterans, VFW and the Wynne Meyers Senior Center. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe Neill and Mamie Jackson Neill; brothers, William Harold Neill and Bobby Neill; and his sister, Violet Neill Adams. Survivors are his daughter, Linda Bauldry and husband, John of New Smyrna Beach Florida and sister, Alice Neill Haynes of Colt. Services will be Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at 3:00 pm at Kernodle Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Barnishaw Cemetery, Pine Tree, Arkansas. Visitation will be Wednesday, 1:00 until 3:00 pm at Kernodle Funeral Home Chapel in Wynne.Published: 2009-03-03
|| NEILL SHIRLEY ALLEAN MRS. ELLIS 11 19 1915 3 1 2007 BARNISHAW || Mrs. Shirley Allean Ellis Neill, age 91, of Statesboro, Ga. and formerly of Pine Tree, died Thursday, March 1, 2007, at the Ogeechee Area Hospice. She was a teacher and a retired employee of the University of Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Branch Station in Pine Tree. Mrs. Neill is survived by a son, William "Bill" Neill Jr. of College Station, Texas; a daughter, Ruth Ann Neill Rogers of Statesboro, Ga.; two grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Harold Neill Sr.; three brothers, James Eric Ellis, Phillip Guy Ellis and Berger Rivers Ellis. A MEMORIAL for Mrs. Neill will be held on Sunday, March 11, 2007, at 4 p.m. at the Ellis Chapel Church in the Jolly Ellis community in Cross County with Rev. Bob Warford and Rev. Terrie Bunnell officiating. A private burial will be held at Barnishaw Cemetery in Pine Tree. Kernodle Funeral Home in Wynne is in charge of arrangements.Published: 2007-03-06
|| NEISLER JOY MRS. BRAWNER 4 29 1918 4 14 2002 HUGHES NATIVE || Joy Brawner Neisler, age 83, of Colt, died Sunday, April 14, 2002, at the St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro.She was born April 29, 1918, in Palestine. Mrs. Neisler lived most of her life in St. Francis and Cross counties. She retired from the Cross County Hospital in 1990 after 24 years of service. She was a member of the Cross County Hospital Auxiliary and a member of the Fitzgerald Baptist Church in Wynne.She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Neisler in 1983; her father, Luther Odis Brawner; her mother, Edna Zula Pearson Brawner and two brothers, Odis Brawner and Luther Brawner Jr.Survivors include four sons, Jerry Bob Neisler of Elgin Ill., Walter Ray Neisler and Carroll Glenn Neisler, both of Wynne and Donald Edwin Neisler of Colt; one daughter, Joyce Annette Jetton of Wynne; three brothers, Grady Brawner and George Brawner, both of Colt and J.L. Brawner of Wynne; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday April 18, 2002, at the Kernodle Funeral Home Chapel in Wynne with Rev. Ellis Jones officiating. Burial will be in HUGHES in Forrest City under the direction of Kernodle Funeral Home.Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2002, at Kernodle Funeral Home in Wynne.
|| NEISLER LENA C. MRS. HALL 9 27 1906 5 5 2008 FPARK || Mrs. Lena C. Hall Neisler, age 101, of Batesville, and formerly of Colt, died Monday, May 5, 2008, at Rolling Hills Nursing Center, in Batesville. Mrs. Neisler was born Sept. 27, 1906, in Tupelo, Miss., and was the daughter of William Lafayette Hall and Mullie Bowen Hall. She lived in Colt until 1998 and was a store clerk and a seamstress. Mrs. Neisler was a member of Colt Baptist Church. In 1931 Mrs. Neisler married Johnie F. Neisler and he preceded her in death in 1974. She is survived by a daughter, Marjorie Humble Rowe of Batesville; a brother, Elmer Hall of Jonesboro and a granddaughter. Visitation for Mrs. Neisler will be held on Wednesday, May 7, 2008, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Chapel of Stevens Funeral Home. Graveside funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 7, at 2 p.m. at Forrest Park Cemetery. To view the online guest registry log on to stevensfuneralhome.net.Published: 2008-05-06
|| NELSON Child 1885 4 5 1897 FCTIMES || The 12 year old son of I.N.Nelson, met with a probable fatal accident last Monday, April 5,1897, when driving a wagon loaded with wood, he ran over a rut caused by the late rains, and was jostled from his seat, and the heavily loaded wagon passing over his body.4-9-1897
|| NELSON CHRISTINE MRS INGRAM 6 24 1935 10 20 2008 OAK FOREST || GateHouse News ServiceThu Oct 23, 2008, Helena-West Helena, Ark. - Christine Nelson, 73, of Helena, died Monday, Oct. 20, 2008 in Helena. Mrs. Nelson was born June 24, 1935 in Marianna to Nellie Baynes and the late Allen V. Ingram.She leaves a daughter, Lynda Wood of Gulfport, Miss.; two sons, Dale Wayne Nelson of Arkansas and James Preston; her mother, Nellie Ellis; sisters, Geraldine Webb and Jeri Keisler; grandchildren, Logan Cudd, Kegan Wood, Marlon Floyd, Joseph Nelson and Dale Nelson; and great-grandchildren, Amanda Beal and Valerie Smith.Her father, Allen V. Ingram; her husband, J.P. Nelson; her granddaughter, Lina Rogers Smith; and a great-granddaughter, Courtney Metz, all preceded her in death.Services for Christine Nelson will be held Friday, Oct. 24, 2008 at 2 p.m. at Roller-Citizens. Visitation will be Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Roller-Citizens. Burial will be in Oak Forest Cemetery at Marianna. Pallbearers will be Logan Cudd, Mose Taylor and Willie Dotson.Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 1700 Rutherford Lane, Austin, Texas 78754.Roller-Citizens Funeral Home, Helena-West Helena, will direct services. Friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.
|| NELSON EMMA MRS. HORNSBY 11 21 1875 10 6 1906 CITY || Death of Mrs.Nelson=At 12 o'clock, Saturday night, Oct.6,1906, the Grim Reaper, Death, again entered our household, and with his icy sickle, has cut down the beautiful life of our sister, Mrs.Emma Hornsby Nelson. She has known much of this world's sorrows, which seemed to develop and sweeten her character to such a patient Christian, making her a most gentle mother, kind wife, and sympathizing friend and neighbor. She died at her home nine miles north of Forrest City, of consumption, after a lingering illness of several years. The precious remains were interred in the FORREST CITY Monday, Rev.J.K.Pedrick in charge of the funeral services. She leaves a husband, and six children to mourn. She was married to Mr.D.L.Nelson in Tipton County, Tenn., where they both resided in 1889, and came to this county in 1900. She was a charter member of the Christian church, and at the time of her death was 31 years, 11 months, and 15 days old. We offer our heartfelt sympathy to the entire family. Editor. 10-12-1906
|| NELSON GEORGE H. 12 25 1925 9 22 2006 Salem Cemetery || Mr. George Nelson,B.DEC.25,1925, of Forrest City, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2006, at Crestpark Nursing Home. Mr. Nelson was born in Jonesboro and lived in Forrest City for the past 13 years. He is survived by some close relatives and friends. Funeral services for Mr. Nelson were held on Monday, Sept. 25, 2006, at 2 p.m. graveside at Salem Cemetery in Goodwin. Stevens Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements. Published: 2006-09-25
|| NELSON HUGH DEAN 6 26 1935 10 11 2008 BRINKLEY NATIVE ARK.NATIONAL GUARD || Hugh Dean Nelson, 73, of Brinkley, Arkansas passed away Saturday, October 11, 2008.He was born to Grady and Zadie Nelson of Moro, Arkansas on June 26, 1935. He was married to Annette Norman-Nelson until she passed away in 1982. They returned to Moro to raise their two daughters after living for a short time in California. He served in the military branch of the National Guard.After working many years at Riceland Foods in Wheatley, he began his own Auto Salvage business in Moro and later moved it to Brinkley, where he met and married Dora Gillion Nelson in 1997.While residing in Moro, he enjoyed serving several terms as Justice of the Peace for Lee county.He loved spending time with his family, and enjoyed playing cards and visiting with friends.He leaves behind a legion of treasured friends and will be greatly missed by all those whose lives he touched.Survivors include his wife, Dora Nelson of Brinkley, AR; mother Zadie Nelson of Moro, AR; daughter Pamela Dover and husband, Leslie of Brickeys, AR; brother Billy Wayne Nelson and wife Levon of Moro, AR; and niece Lisa Sykes and husband Clayton; grandchildren Jason and Ashley Dover and their son Braxdon of Holly Grove; Cheryl and Thor Courtois and their children Vaden and Kira of Phoenix, AZ; Crystal Sandidge of Memphis, TN; and Brandon Dover of Moro, AR.He was preceded in death by his father Grady Nelson and his daughter Sharon Nelson-Quinn.Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at the Gospel Lighthouse church in Moro, AR with visitation at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in Marianna, AR on October 13, 2008 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
|| NELSON JAMES VINCENT 1958 1 19 2000 CRITTENDON MEMORIAL || James Vincent "Vick" Nelson, age 42, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2000, at his home in Widener. Mr. Nelson is survived by his birth mother, Shirley Lucas; his foster mother, Marie Nelson of Widener; a sister, Janet Russell of Forrest City; a half-sister, Michelle Douglas of Forrest City; and a brother, Don Nelson of Forrest City. Services will be held graveside Tuesday, Feb. 1, at 2 p.m. in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion under the direction of Roller Citizens Funeral Home
|| NELSON LILLIE MAE MRS. 8 14 1934 3 31 2006 CASTEEL NATIVE || Mrs. Lillie Mae Nelson, age 71, of Forrest City, died Friday, March 31, 2006 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. Mrs. Nelson was born Aug. 14, 1934, in Forrest City. She was a machine operator at Reltoc.Mrs. Nelson is survived by her husband, Lepoleon Nelson, Sr. of Forrest City; three sons, Lepoleon Nelson Jr., of Conway, Edward Nelson of Little Rock and Christopher Nelson of Atlanta, Ga.; and three daughters, Bytha Mills of Troy, Mich., Peggy Nelson of Little Rock and Earlene Townsend of Los Angeles, Calif. She is also survived by three brothers, Charlie Williams of Forrest City, Verlon Williams of Rochester, N.Y. and Sylvester Williams of Cleveland, Ohio; five sisters, Lorece Withers and Victoria Williams, both of Cleveland, Ohio and Bertha Williams, Mae Catherine Harris and Yvonne Williams all of Forrest City; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.Visitation for Mrs. Nelson will be held on Wednesday, April 5, 2006, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Clay Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 6, 2006, at the Taylor's Chapel CME Church at 12 p.m. with Rev. Jessie Brown officiating. Burial will follow in CASTEEL.
|| NELSON MARY ANN MRS. LONG 10 5 1951 3 12 2003 HILLCREST MEMORIAL PARK || Mrs. Mary Ann "Mago" Long Nelson, of Dallas, Texas, died Wednesday, March 12, 2003, in Dallas. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the time.Mrs. Nelson was born Oct. 5, 1951 and grew up in Forrest City. She received a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Arkansas in 1973, and was active in many charities including the March of Dimes. She was a member of the Women's Council of the Dallas Arboretum, the Women's Guild of the National Craniofacial Foundation and TACA.In 1978, Mrs. Nelson married Barry Nelson and he survives her, along with one daughter, Mary Nelson; two sons, Fletcher Cordell and Will Nelson; her mother, Mrs. Fletcher Long Sr. of Forrest City; a brother, Fletcher Long Jr. of Forrest City; three sisters, Mardi Blissard of Little Rock, Lee Williams of Kennesaw, Ga., and Libby Hardman of North Carolina and several other relatives and friends.Funeral services for Mrs. Nelson will be held on Saturday, March 15, 2003, at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church at 2 p.m. with Rev. Mark Anschutz officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park under the direction of the Sparkman-Hillcrest Funeral Home.
|| NELSON MOSES A. 1897 8 3 1905 CITY || Mr. & Mrs.D.L.Nelson, of two miles north of town, have our heartfelt sympathy on the loss of their son, Moses, who died at their home on Thursday of last week, Aug.3,1905 of congestion of the stomach, age 8 years.The precious remains were laid to rest in the FORREST CITY Friday afternoon, the religious ceremonies conducted by Rev.Owens. Shown as age 4 in cemetery records of Kathleen Bell, M.A.Nelson was the name on the record. 8-11-1905
|| NELSON MOSES L. 3 9 1861 9 11 1895 CITY || Moses L. Nelson, brother of D.L.Nelson, died in Memphis Wednseday. His throat was cut from ear to ear, and it was supposed to be the work of his own hand. Mrs.Emma Nelson, wife of D.L. went over and brought the remains to this city for interment this morning. Later development indicates foul play. He was born in Carroll County Tennessee March 9,1861 and died Sept.11,1895. His remains were laid to rest in the FORREST CITY last Friday, Rev.James Mason officiating using the beautiful and impressive funeral services of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Obit in Forrest City Times Newspaper Sept.20,1895.
|| NELSON NORMAN 2 1901 7 3 1901 CITY || Little Norman, the five months old baby boy of Mr.& Mrs.N.B.Nelson, died Wednesday, July 3,1901, at 10 pm, and was buried in the FORREST CITY Friday, July 5,1901 at 10 am. 7-5-1901
|| NELSON TED 7 21 1951 6 13 2002 NEW WOODBURY NATIVE-FCHS-1968 || Mr. Ted Nelson, 50, of Hillsboro, Texas died Thursday, June 13, 2002, at a Waco hospital.He was born July 21, 1951 in Forrest City, Arkansas, the son of George Alvin and Lelia Maxine Wilder Nelson. He grew up and graduated from high school in Forrest City. In 1985 he married Belinda McNeely and moved to Hillsboro, Texas in 1986. He enjoyed hunting and was active in football, baseball and boxing. He was employed by the Texas Department of Transportation until August 2000. He was a Baptist. He was preceded in death by his parents.Survivors include: his wife, Belinda of Hillsboro, Texas; a son, Jimmy Lee Nelson of Hillsboro, Texas; a daughter, Torri Burgess of Forrest City; five brothers, George Alvin Nelson of Eaton Rapids, Michigan, Ricky Nelson and Mike Nelson, both of Forrest City, Arkansas, Don Nelson of Hot Springs, Arkansas and Billy Joe Nelson of Blytheville, Arkansas; an aunt, Helen Owens of Flint, Michigan; an uncle, W.C. (Dub) Wilder of Davison, Michigan; two grandchildren, Gavin Pettus and Landon Burgess, both of Forrest City, Arkansas; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.Funeral services were held Saturday, June 15, 2002, at Edens Funeral Home Chapel in Hillsboro, Texas with Dudley Watson and Rev. Byron Tilton officiating. Interment was at New Woodbury Cemetery
|| NELSON VERNON DWAYNE 10 21 1939 1 27 2004 FPARK || Vernon "Vern" Dwayne Nelson, age 64, of Forrest City, died suddenly and unexpectedly Tuesday, January 27, 2004 at Baptist East in Memphis, Tennessee.He was born October 21, 1939, in Bruno, Minnesota, to Edwin and Nina Henson Nelson. He was owner and operator of Vern's Auto Service and Repair in Forrest City. Not only was Vern a great mechanic, but a fine friend to all. Mr. Nelson was also a member of the Oak Hill Church of God in Forrest City.He was preceded in death by one brother, Don Nelson.Mr. Nelson is survived by his wife, Cindi; a daughter, Amber Jeanene; and a son, Cory Nelson, of the home (where great love and happiness did abound); two sons, Steven Michael Nelson of Iowa and Dwayne Nelson of Montana; a daughter, Charmaine Nelson Rose of Pittsburg, Penn; three brothers, Lyle and Harry Nelson of Texas and Larry Nelson of Minnesota; two sisters, Barbara Fonders of North Dakota, and Dode Nelson Molgaard of Minnesota; and two grandchildren.Visitation for Mr. Nelson will be Friday evening, January 30, 2004, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Oak Hill Church of God.Funeral services for Mr. Nelson will be Saturday morning, January 31, 2004, at 10:30 a.m., at the Oak Hill Church of God with Bro. William Witcher officiating. Burial will follow at Forrest Park Cemetery under the direction of Morgan Funeral Home.
|| NESBITT ALLIE V. MRS. 1915 11 6 2002 SHADY GROVE || Mrs. Allie V. Nesbitt, age 87, formerly of Forrest City, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2002.Mrs. Nesbitt, is survived by three daughters, Maxine Moore and Willie Mae Nesbitt, both of St. Louis, Mo. and Evelyn Nesbitt of Corpus Christi, Texas; three sons, Romie Nesbitt and Leonard Nesbitt, both of Corpus Chrisit, Texas and Roy Nesbitt of Kansas City, Mo.; 27 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren, 26 great-great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives. Mrs. Nesbitt was preceded in death by three children, Sarah, Willie and Velma.Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Nesbitt will be held on Monday, Nov. 11, 2002, at 12:30 p.m. at SHADY GROVE with Elder John Henry Jennings officiating. Archway Memorial Chapel of Hazelwood, Mo., is in charge of arrangements
|| NEW GUS 1 20 1916 5 9 2002 GRACELAND CEMETERY NATIVE USARMY-WWII || Mr. Gus New, 86, of Pine Bluff, died Thursday, May 9 at Davis Life Care in Pine Bluff. He was born Jan. 20, 1916 in Moro, the son of Walter Naylor new and Clara Maria Hobbs New.He was raised in Forrest City, and moved to Des Arc in 1928. In 1941 he entered the U.S. Army and served in Alaska during World War II. In 1946, he moved to Pine Bluff, and began working at the Pine Bluff Arsonal. He retired in 1972. He also worked part time for the Pine Bluff Commercial.He was a member of AARP, the National Retired Civil Service Workers Union, and was an International Bible Student.He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Ruby Wood; and two brothers, Jay New and Homer New.Survivors include his wife, Jessie Webb New; two daughters, Patricia Slaughter of Pine Bluff and Marilyn Shepherd of Olive Branch, Miss.; a sister, Irma Montague of Benton; five grandchildren.Funeral services for Mr. New were held Monday, May 13 in Graceland Cemetery, with Dr. David Harris officiating, under the direction of Ralph Robinson and Son Funeral Directors of Pine Bluff. PER SSDI:GUS NEW 30 Jan 1916 09 May 2002 (V) 71603 (Pine Bluff, Jefferson, AR)
|| NEW JOHN P. 1 29 1877 9 23 1908 CITY || John New, of the timber firm of Young & New, and a well known and highly respected timber man of this county, died Tuesday night, Sept.23,1908, at his camp on Rose Lake of congestion. He was complaining some Monday, and that evening had a congestive chill. He became unconscious and remained so all day Tuesday, and until the end. John New was a man of sterling integrity and had many friends who regret his sudden death, and we join them in offering our sympathy. He was buried Wednesday. 9-25-1908
|| NEW PAUL SHERROD UNK 2 28 UNK UNKNOWN || Paul Sherrod New, 46, died Sunday, February 28, in New Orleans. He was a resident of Memphis and chairman of the board of Share One, Inc. He was a former senior systems developer with Ecom Systems and a founding partner of Custom Computer Applications. He attended the College of Engineering at the University of Arkansas and was a member of the University of Arkansas Alumni Association and the Razorback Club. He also was a National Merit Scholar. He is survived by his wife, Kathey P. New; a daughter, Kristine Sherrod New of Memphis; a son, Richard Lee New, also of Memphis; his parents, Ralph "Lucky" and Mary New of Moro; a sister, Marjorie Roberts of Little Rock; a brother, Eldon E. New of Memphis; and a grandchild.
|| NEWBOTHE MARGIE MRS. LUALLEN unk 3 1 1908 UNKNOWN || Died-at Hathaway, Arkansas, on Mar.1,1908, Mrs.Wm.Newbothe. She leaves a husband and five children, and a brother to mourn her loss. Her maiden name was Miss Margie Luallen, and she and her brother, C.W.Luallen of Dansby, are well known in this county. 3-20-1908
|| NEWBY Baby UNK 11 14 1898 FCTIMES || A horrible accident ocurrred last Monday on the Grady place, about four miles southeast of the city. An aged woman, Jenny Newby, while seated in front of the fireplace, with an infant in her arms, was seized with a spasm and fell into the fire, literally roasting the child to death and inflicting severe burns on herself, before her people were aware of the accident.11-18-1898
|| NICHOL GEORGIA VIRGINIA MRS WEBB 7 27 1921 8 21 2003 UNK || Mrs. Georgia Virginia "Jenny Babe" Nichol, age 82 of Arlington, Tenn., died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003, in Arlington.Mrs. Nichol was born July 27, 1921, in Memphis, the daughter of William Wallace Webb and Mary Verna Apperson Webb. She was retired from the University of Memphis Library and was a Baptist.Mrs. Nichol was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Russell Campbell Nichol. She is survived by a daughter, Billie Lovett of Arlington; and two sons, Karl Nichol of Millington, Tenn. and David Nichol of Forrest City.Visitation for Mrs. Nichol will be held on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2003, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Forest Hill East Funeral Home in Memphis. Funeral services will be held on Monday, Aug. 25, 2003, at 2 p.m., at Forest Hill East Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Forest Hill East Funeral Home.
|| NICHOL RUSSELL CAMPBELL 7 25 1925 5 22 2001 Forrest Hills East VET-WWII |