OBITUARIES-FOUND JAN-MAR 2008ST.FRANCIS COUNTY,ARK. August 1,2012-435 Entries - ABEL - UNKNOWN - - MISS - - 1901 - 9 1905 - BELL - The little 4 year old daughter of Mr.G.G.Abel died Sep.1905 at the home of her grandparents, Mr.& Mrs.O.S.Abel, with whom the sweet baby had been living a mile and a half west of Palestine, and was buried at the Bell cemetery the following afternoon. Rev.Win Harper of the Moon community officiating. Beck Times. 9-8-1905 - ADAIR - DELLA - - MRS. - - UNK - 4 17 1906 - ADAIR - Mrs.Della Adair died at her home in Johnson township, on Tuesday, April 17,1906, of pneumonia. The remains were laid to rest in the family cemetery the following day. She was the widow of Mr.John Adair, and was greatly loved by all who knew her. Maggie Adair, in 1900 census, age 71, born Alabama, along with Charles Adair, age 29, born Alabama. Living in the Robert Colley household. Only Adairs in St.Francis County, Johnson Township in the 1900 census. 4-20-1906 - ADAMS - NAPOLEON - - - - UNK - 1 18 1905 - UNKNOWN - Napoleon Adams, living on the C.M.Wilkinson place, five miles northwest of Palestine, went rabbit hunting Wednesday morning, Jan.18,1905, with Julian Maries. While engaged in chasing a rabbit and shooting, Maries accidentally shot and killed Adams. He lived only a half hour, their was no inquest. 1-20-1905 - ADAMS - S. - R. - - - UNK - 9 7 1906 - CORNING - Mr.S.R.Adams, a printer of advanced years, who had been employed a few weeks on the St.Francis County News, was taken ill on Tuesday of last week, and grew rapidly worse. He was cared for in the home of his employer, and received medical attention, but to no avail, and died Friday, Sep.7,1906, of cholera morbus. He leaves a wife, and a son at Corning, and the remains were shipped there for internment. Stevens Bros. prepared the remains for burial and they were shipped Saturday, accompanied by Mr.Hawk, who reports that deceased was highly esteemed in Corning, and every courtesy was shown by the citizens of that town, and his funeral was widely attended. 9-14-1906 - AHLSTEAD - HENRY - A. - - - 1853 - 5 4 1904 - MEMPHIS - Henry A.Ahlsted, aged about 51 years, died Wednesday, May.4,1904, at his residence west of the L'anguille river in this county. He is better known by the name Foster having taken that name some time ago, on account of some trouble he had in Mississippi. He is well connected in Memphis and his remains were embalmed and shipped there by Stevens & Co. Undertakers yesterday. 5-6-1904 - ALBERT - ETHEL - - MRS. - - 1916 - 2 23 2008 - PARADISE GARDENS - Mrs. Ethel Albert, age 92, of Forrest City, died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008, at her home. Mrs. Albert is survived by three daughters, Captillar Hardaway of Forrest City, Magalene Kyles of Belle Glade, Fla. and Queen Ester Brooks of Parkin; 18 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and 40 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation for Mrs. Albert will be held on Friday, Feb. 29, 2008, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Anthony-West Memphis Funeral Home North Chapel. A second visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 1, 2008, at the Church of God in Forrest City. Funeral services will follow visitation Saturday at the church at 11 a.m. with burial following in Paradise Gardens Cemetery.Published: 2008-02-26 - ALDERSON - TOM - G. - - - UNK - 5 30 1903 - UNKNOWN - Mr.John W. Alderson left Friday night for Wise, Va. on notice by telegram of illness of his brother, Mr.Tom G.Alderson, by the time he got to Memphis, a second telegram notifying him of his death was received by Mr.Alderson. He was greatly distressed, and we extend the sympathy of the entire community. 6-5-1903 - ALDRIDGE - LUCINDA or LUSINDA - - MRS. - - 2 3 1830 - 10 13 1907 - MT.VERNON - Notices were issued Saturday announcing the funeral of Mrs.Lucinda Aldridge, the mother of Mr.W.H.Aldridge. The internment took place at Mt.Vernon cemetery Saturday afternoon, amidst a concourse of loving relatives and friends, Rev.P.K.Pedrick in charge of the funeral services. Mrs.Aldridge had lived the allotted time of life-73 years-and was prepared to meet her maker. The Times extends sympathy to the bereaved relatives. conflict on age with K.Bell records of Mt.Vernon cemetery. 10-19-1906 - ALEXANDER - MARGARET - - MRS. - - UNK - 5 31 1904 - UNKNOWN - Mrs.Margaret Alexander died in Johnson township, Tuesday night, May 31,1904, and was buried the next day. Mrs.Alexander was an old residenter of the township, a consistent member of the Methodist church, and every one of the large crowd who attended the funeral will miss her. 6-3-1904 - ALFORD - BABY GIRL - - - - UNK - 9 16 1904 - UNKNOWN - The angel of death came to the home of Mr.& Mrs.Will Alford of Newcastle, and took the life of their little baby girl, last Friday, Sep.16,1904. 9-23-1904 - ALLEN - JESSIE - M. - - - 9 7 1937 - 3 16 2008 - WEST - Mr. Jessie M. Allen, age 70, of Palestine, died Sunday, March 16, 2008, at his home. Mr. Allen was born Sept. 7, 1937, in Palestine and was the son of R.C. Allen and Zelma Dawson. He was a retired St. Louis Cab Co. driver and is survived by three daughters, Gwendolyn Shields of Chicago, Ill., Luonda Price of New York and Beverly McConnell of Los Angeles, Calif.; three sons, Kenneta Allen of New York, Terrance Allen of California and Quincy Allen of Kansas; five sisters, Eunice McDaniel of Kansas, Evirta Thompson of Little Rock, Derene Cochran of Forrest City and Darlene Mora and Doris Norman, both of Palestine; one brother, Charles Beasley of Palestine; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation for Mr. Allen will be held on Friday, March 21, 2008, from noon to 5 p.m. at Woodhouse Mortuary. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2008 at 10 a.m. in the Chapel of Woodhouse Mortuary with Pastor Emmanuel Thomason officiating. Burial will follow in West Cemetery in Goodwin.Published: 2008-03-20 Mr. Jessie M. Allen, age 70, of Palestine, died Sunday, March 16, 2008, at his home. Mr. Allen was born Sept. 7, 1937, in Palestine and was the son of R.C. Allen and Zelma Dawson. He was a retired St. Louis Cab Co. driver and is survived by three daughters, Gwendolyn Shields of Chicago, Ill., Luonda Price of New York and Beverly McConnell of Los Angeles, Calif.; three sons, Kenneta Allen of New York, Terrance Allen of California and Quincy Allen of Kansas; five sisters, Eunice McDaniel of Kansas, Evirta Thompson of Little Rock, Derene Cochran of Forrest City and Darlene Mora and Doris Norman, both of Palestine; one brother, Charles Beasley of Palestine; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation for Mr. Allen will be held on Friday, March 21, 2008, from noon to 5 p.m. at Woodhouse Mortuary. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2008 at 10 a.m. in the Chapel of Woodhouse Mortuary with Pastor Emmanuel Thomason officiating. Burial will follow in West Cemetery in Goodwin.Published: 2008-03-20 - ALLEN - JOHN - THOMAS - - - 1899 - 3 14 1903 - BRINKLEY - Their many friends were saddened to hear of the death of John Thomas Allen, young son of Mr.& Mrs.N.C.Allen, of Brinkley, last Saturday, Mar.14,1903. He was four years of age, and the idol of his parents. His remains were buried in the cemetery in Brinkley Sunday. The mother is prostrated with grief, and is staying with her parents, Mr.& Mrs.T.W.Yerzey, in this city. 3-20-1903 - ANDERSON - JAMES - P. - - - 1 22 1854 - 4 27 1905 - LOUGHRIDGE - Death of James Anderson-Mr.James P.Anderson, of Johnson township, near Newcastle, a prosperous farmer and an upright citizen died last night, Apr.27,1905, at his home of congestion. He was about 51 years of age, brother in law of Dr.J.F.McDougal, Mr.J.V.Casbeer, Bud and Tom Dorris. He was married in 1883 to Miss L.K.Dorris, daughter of Esquire O.E.Dorris, and leaves a wife and two children, one girl, Ethel, age 18, and a boy, Ed, aged about 17. He was a nephew of Dr.W.J.Matthews, deceased. The remains will be interred in the Hughes Cemetery today. His death is deeply mourned by his relatives and a large group of friends. Other records show burial in Loughridge Cemetery. 4-28-1905 4-28-1905 - APPEL - DAUGHTER - - - - UNK - 4 30 1906 - UNKNOWN - News has reached the Times Monday, April 30,1906, of the death of a daughter of Mr.& Mrs.Charles Appel, at their home in the St.Francis bottom below Widener. We could not learn the particulars, we extend our sympathy to the family. 5-4-1906 - APPEL - GRANDSON - - - - UNK - 9 11 1906 - UNKNOWN - Mr.Chas.Appel of the bottoms, was in town Tuesday to make arrangements for the burial of his grandson who died that morning, Sep.11,1906. 9-14-1906 - AVEN - SELDENE - E. - - - 2 6 1877 - 2 3 1903 - HUGHES - Death of S.E.Aven-At 5 o'clock Tuesday evening, Feb.3,1903, the spirit of S.E.Aven (familiarly known as Selly) took its flight to the great unknown beyond. In the vigor of young manhood-just past his 26th year-full of life and hope, he was stricken with malarial hematuria about ten days before his death, and notwithstanding the unremitting attentionof physicians and friends, he passed away, leaving many friends to regret his untimely death. S.E.Aven was the only son of J.W.Aven, and had been engaged in the cattle business, which required his presence in the bottoms, where he contracted the fatal illness. Selly was a boy well liked by all, a stauch friend, charitable to his fellow man, and a genial companion, and others besides his family will mourn his death. The burial took place at Hughe's graveyard on Wednesday afternoon, Rev.W.H.Dyer, of the Methodist church oficiating. The bereaved relatives have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community. 2-6-1903 - AVERY - EUNICE - - MISS - - 1884 - 3 11 1903 - UNKNOWN - The sad tidings came over the wire of the death of Miss Eunice Avery at Hot Springs, March 11,1903, she was the youngest daughter of Mr.& Mrs.J.H.Avery, formerly of this city, Mrs.C.L.Knight and Miss Deviling Rollwage were visiting her at the time of her death. She was the valedictorian of her class, and at the tender age of 19, she was in the full bloom of womanhood. 3-13-1903 - BANKS - HENRY - - - - UNK - 5 18 1904 - UNKNOWN - Mr.C.H.Banks of Marianna, passed through the city Tuesday morning to visit his sick brother, Henry Banks in Memphis, who later died on Wednesday, May 18,1904. 5-20-1904 - BARBER - DOROTHY - - MRS. - HARPER - 1 22 1926 - 3 12 2008 - FPARK - Mrs. Dorothy Harper Barber age 82, of Forrest City died Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at her home. Mrs. Barber was born Jan. 22, 1926 in Crawfordsville. She was the daughter of Guy Evelyn Harper and Irene Livingston Harper. She had made her home in Forrest City all of her life and was a housewife. Mrs. Barber was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the Ladies Hospital Auxiliary and the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. Mrs. Barber married Lloyd Edward Barber in 1947 and he preceded her in death in 1976. She is survived by a son, Lloyd Edward Barber Jr. of Conway; a daughter Linda Barber Carter of Forrest City; three grandchildren, Linda Anderson of Forrest City, Larry Carter Jr. of Marianna and Lloyd Barber III of Bryant. She is also survived by four great grandchildren. Services will be held Saturday, March 15, 2008 at 10 a.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. Burial will follow at Forrest Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 at the funeral home Friday. Visit online registry at stevensfuneralhome.net. Under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home. Published: 2008-03-13 - BARD - J. - H. - - - 1842 - 6 21 1903 - OAK HILL - Death of J.H.Bard-The entire community was sincerely grieved last Monday when news was received of the death of Mr.J.H.Bard, one of the purest and best men of citizens. He had been in wretched health for several years, gradually becoming more feeble and weak. He died at his home on North Washington street Sunday night, June 21, 1903, and the remains were taken to Little Rock Monday morning and interred in the beautiful Oak Hill cemetery. The remains were accompanied by his wife, Mr.& Mrs.John Nichols, Judge and Mrs.N.W.Norton, Mr.& Mrs.Edward Roleson, Hon.Walter Gorman, and Judge John Gatling. The ceremonies were conducted by Rev.Mr.Lewis of Little Rock. He was 62 years of age, and had been an editor of a newspaper in Kentucky. The following biographical sketch is from the Souvenir Edition of the Times of March 11,1892, and gives a fairly good pen picture of his character. 6-26-1903 - BARD - J. - H. - - - 1842 - 6 21 1903 - ARKHISBIO - BIO:J.H.Bard is manager of the Western Union Telegraph Company's office in this city, and signal services officer of the United States government, having charge of the weather and turning out a quality equal to any of Uncle Sam's representatives. The subject of our sketch was born near Bardstown, Ky., on the very day that Grandpa Harrison died, which occurred just fifty years ago; consequently Mr.Bard was is fifty years old, and is also a grandpa. In his early youth, Mr.Bard learned the art of telegraphy, and has, like all telegraphers, seen service in all phases, having been manager at Bowling Green, Ky., Corinth, Miss., unreadable, Ark., Jackson, Tenn., and was placed in charge of the telegraph and signal station at this place in 1888, where he has remained. and no man has ever given so much satisfaction to the public or the company as Mr.Bard. His sterling worth, close attention to business, and courtesy have won him the highest esteem of all with whom he has come in contact. Mr.& Mrs.Bard have two children, one of whom, (Wllie) is night chief operator of the Little Rock office, and the other, (Addie), is the wife of Mr.John Nichols, a well known young businessman of this community. In politics, Mr.Bard is a democrat. He is a consistent member of the Old School Presbyterian church. 3-11-1892 - BARNES - BABY BOY - - - - 11 5 1905 - 11 5 1905 - BELL - A baby boy was born to Mr.& Mrs.D.L.Barnes last Sunday night, Nov.5,1905, but our heavenly father took him and gave him a home beyond the skies. The remains were buried at the Bell cemetery Monday, services at the grave conducted by Rev.W.T.Price. Sloniker Mill Times. 11-10-1905 - BARROW - TEMPERANCE - - MRS. - DAUGHERTY - 1826 - 2 19 1905 - TENNESSEE - Mr.E.J. and T.W.Barrow left Tuesday morning for Columbia, Tenn., in response to a telegram of the death of their mother and grandmother, respectively, Mrs.Temperance Daugherty Barrow, who died in that city on Feb.19,1905. Mrs.Barrow was in her 79th year. 2-24-1905 - BARTON - RAYMOND - - - - 8 12 1941 - 3 20 2008 - ELCANNON - Mr. Raymond Barton, age 66, of Forrest City, died Thursday, March 20, 2008, at Forrest City Medical Center. Mr. Barton was born Aug. 12, 1941, in Palestine, the son of Albert Barton and Climmie Waller. He was retired from D and L in Marianna where he worked for 35 years and was a member of the El Cannon M.B. Church. Mr. Barton is survived by his wife Mary Barton; five sons, Dennis Barton and Clinton Barton both of Little Rock, Mark Barton and Sammy Green both of Forrest City and Ray Barton of Minnesota; five daughters, Patricia Morgan of Memphis, Gladys Lordge of Bedford, Texas and Janice Goodwin, Yvonne Green and Brenda Christian all of Forrest City; one sister, Shirley Brooks of Chicago, Ill.; four brothers, Aaron Barton, Leon Barton and Melvin Barton all of Palestine and Huester Barton of Forrest City and 15 grandchildren. Visitation for Mr. Barton will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2008, from noon to 5 p.m. in the Chapel of Woodhouse Mortuary. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, March 23, 2008, at 3 p.m. at the El Cannon M.B. Church with Rev. James C. Perkins officiating. Burial will follow in El Cannon Cemetery.Published: 2008-03-21 - BASKINS - BABY BOY - - - - UNK - 7 26 1903 - UNKNOWN - Mr.& Mrs.J.D.Baskins lost their little boy on July 26,1903. The sweet little fella suffered so much, but he is past all suffering now, and is now at rest. JERICHO TIMES 8-7-1903 - BATTLE - MERISE - - MISS - - 1897 - 6 1904 - UNKNOWN - Mrs.Grace Battle just sent a communication announcing the death of sweet little seven year old Merise, after an illness of one week. They are in Guthrie, Ky., Merise was the pride of the mother's heart and will be missed by all who knew her here. 7-1-1904 - BATTS - JAMES - BRUCE - - - 7 12 1903 - 7 23 1904 - HUGHES - James Bruce Batts, aged one year and eleven days, infant son of Mr.& Mrs.Walter Batts, died at their home in the northern part of the city Saturday morning, Jul.23,1904, and was buried on Sunday in the Hughes cemetery. Rev.S,H,Babcock of the Methodist church officiating. The dear baby was a smart little fellow, and the pride and joy of his parents. 7-29-1904 - BAUGH - L. - C. - - - UNK - 7 1903 - TENNESSEE - J.D.Baugh received a telegram announcing the death of his brother, L.C.Baugh in Elkton, Tenn.. He was unable to attend due to no train connections. 7-17-1903 - BAXTER - UNKNOWN - - MRS. - PEEVEY - UNK - 10 2 1906 - UNKNOWN - It is with a sad heart that I chronicle the death of Mrs.Baxter, who passed away last Tuesday week, Oct.2,1906. She had been in failing health for some time and the angel of death visited the home of her kin, Mr.Hal Peevey, and said it was enough of her suffering for her on this earth, and to come and go to her Father's house prepared for her from the foundation of this world, She was the only sister of Hon.R.W.Peevey, who passed away a few weeks ago. 10-12-1906 - BEAZLEY - E. - J. - MRS. - - UNK - 4 28 1906 - MARIANNA - Death of A Good Woman=After a long and lingering illness of several weeks duration, the spirit of Mrs.E.T.Beazley passed, on last Saturday morning, Apr.28,1906, from its earthly habitation to the Great Beyond. Mrs.Beazley was one of Marianna's best and charitably disposed woman. She was loved by everyone and lived a life that was full of usefulness and beauty. Deceased is survived by husband, father, four children, one sister, and five brothers. The remains were interred Saturday afternoon, a large concouse of friends and relatives following her to the last resting place. Lee County Courier. Mr.E.J.Beazley, is a brother of Mr.W.C.Beazley of this county, and is well known. His sister, Mrs.J.Q.Allen, formerly of this county, is now making her home with him and will help with the raising of his children. Brother could be Williamson C.Beazley of Johnson township, in the 1900 census with wife Delanie C, and 5 children. 5-4-1906 CO.G-22ND MISSISSIPPI - BECK - JOHN - W. - CAPT. - - 2 23 1838 - 3 8 1905 - CITY - AN HONORED CITIZEN DEAD-Capt.John W.Beck passes to his eternal reward Wednesday night, Mar.8,1905. A progressive business man. As the Times closes its forms, and goes to press, today, the mortal remains of its one-time friend and patron, Capt.John W.Beck lies in state at the family home, awaiting the hour of 8 o'clock when the funeral ceremonies will be said by Rev.P.H.Hensley, of the Presbyterian church, assisted by Rev.W.C.Davidson, of the Methodist church. The body will then be taken to the Forrest City cemetery for interment. Capt. John W.Beck was born in Washington, Wilkes Co., Georgia Feb.28,1838, and died in the Petty Sanitarium in Memphis, of complicated general debility. He was the son of John and Esther Beck, and his early life was spent upon the farm and in attendance upon the schools of his neighborhood, He moved to Mississippi a few years before the great conflict between the States, and when that bloody carnage began, he was one of the first volunteers to enter the Confederate service. He was a member of Co.G, of the gallant 22nd Mississippi Regiment, and served faithfully and heroically for four years and three days, surrendering at Greensboro, N.Carolina. He was a true soldier, and knew not the meaning of the word lose. After the war Capt.Beck went to Memphis, and for four years was a salesman in one of the stores in that city. In 1869 he came to Forrest City, and was similarly employed by A.L.Grady & Co. At the expiration of two years, in 1871, he became a member of the firm of Wynne, Dennis & Beck, which for many years was one of the leading business houses in Eastern Arkansas. They did a large furnishing business and were very successful. In 1874 he was happily married to Miss Alice L.Casteel, daughter of Uncle Bob Casteel, as he was familiarly known, to which union were born four children, the first, a boy, died in infancy. His wife, and three daughters, viz: Mrs.D.C.Webb, Miss Emma and Miss Attie Beck, survive him. In 1889, the firm was dissolved, Capt. Wynne moving to Memphis, and Capt.Dennis retiring to private life, and shortly afterwards crossing the great river and going to his reward. Capt.Beck then reorganized the firm, taking in a partner, Mr.Jno.M.Nichols, who had for long years been in employ of the firm. The new firm the J.W.Beck & Co.. Until the first of this year, Capt.Beck had been active in the company, when it was dissolved due to his failing health. He had been unable to attend to his business about two weeks ago,and ten days ago was taken on Sunday was taken to the Petty Sanitarium in Memphis, accompanied by his wife and son in law, Mr.D.C.Webb. Capt.Beck had been identified with the history of this city in its every upward and onward step. He was a member of the Baptist church, to which he gave liberally, and also to the schools of the city. His estate is estimated to be between $40000 to $60000. He owned stock in the Bank of Eastern Arkansas, President of the Hotel Co., and until recently was a director of the Choctaw Railroad Company. He was a Mason, a Knight of Pythias, and an Odd Fellow. The precious remains arrived from Memphis yesterday noon, and his brother of Valden Miss., Mr.D.W.Beck was in town for the funeral, he is the father of Mr.George Beck of this city. 3-10-1905 - BECK - ELISE - - MRS. - PREWETT - 10 31 1883 - 9 22 1906 - CITY - Death of Mrs.Geo.D.Beck=Mrs.George D.Beck, nee Elise Prewett, eldest daughter of and second child of John M. and Emma C.Prewett, died at the residence of her parents in this city, Saturday, Sep.22,1906, of typhoid-malarial fever, after a lingering illness of several weeks, aged 22 years, ten months, and 22 days. The precious remains were laid to rest last Sunday in the Forrest City cemetery, the funeral services being conducted at the residence by Elder J.H.Cason. Elise Prewett was born in Forrest City, on Oct.31, 1883, where she has resided almost continuously until her death. She was a graduate of Quachita Musical Conservatory at Arkadelphia, and united with the Baptist church in that city in 1900. She was married to Mr.George D.Beck, nephew of the late Capt.J.W.Beck, of this city, on Dec.21,1904, and he survives her. Mrs.Beck was one of the most highly accomplished young women in the community, and had many noble traits of character which endeared her to a wide circle of friends. The Times desires to join these in sincere condolences to the bereaved family, and express the hope that God will comfort them. Mr.& Mrs.Marion Prewett of Helena came up for the funeral. 9-28-1906 - BELL - DANIEL - - - - UNK - 12 25 1905 - UNKNOWN - Joe Sartin captured, wanted for the murder of Daniel Bell who was indicted by the St.Francis county grand jury. Sartin is wanted for the murder on Dec.25,1905. He says he is innocent, and had been tried by Squire Sanders, and acquitted. 12-7-1906 - BELL - DANIEL - - - - UNK - 12 26 1905 - UNKNOWN - DANIEL BELL KILLED=Daniel Bell had an altercation on Tuesday, Dec.26,1905. at the home of C.C.Sartin, in which the two Sartins, and maybe others, were engaged. Bell left the house making threats, and later returned , and was about to assault old man Sartin, when Joe Sartin struck him in the head with a hammer, two or more blows, from which he died a few hours later. The Sartins were brought to town by Deputy Sam Swan, and Joe was arraigned Wednesday before Squire Sanders, charged with murder. Squire Sanders dismissed the charges saying, on the ground that he had the right to defend his castle. 12-29-1905 - BENNETT - JAMES - NOLAN - - - 8 8 1928 - 3 15 2008 - LONE TREE - James "Jim" Nolan Bennett, 79 of Conway passed away on Saturday, March 15, 2008. Born in Almyra, on Aug. 8, 1928, he was a son of the late William Henry and Bertha Irene Bennett. Jim was a loving husband, father and grandfather, a member of Naylor United Methodist Church, an Army Veteran of the Korean War and a long time employee of First Electric Cooperative in Stuttgart, where he was the Member Services Manager. He was well known for his community and civic activities, but most known for his love of railroads and as the historian for the Railroad Historical Society. He was preceded in death by his previously mentioned parents; his first wife Betty (McCollum) Bennett, two daughters, Megan Ann Bennett and Mary Elizabeth Duppslaff; a brother William Arthur Bennett and two sisters, Ethel Bennett and Emma Mae Oliver. Mr. Bennett is survived by his wife of 21 years, Donna ( Walley ) Bennett; two daughters, Charlotte Wilcoxson and husband Rodd of Jonesboro, and Amy Cowling of Magnolia; a step-son Robert Spivey and wife Cindy of Wiggins, Miss.; a step-daughter Margaret Reinold and husband Jim of Conway; seven grandchildren, Jake Spivey, Dawn Bramlett, Laine Spivey, Josh Sweetin, Taylor Sweetin, Megan Cowling and Caitlin Cowling;one great grandchild Braden Bramlett and his sister-in-law Linda McKenzie. Services will be held at First United Methodist Church in Stuttgart on Wednesday, March 19, 2008, at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at Lone Tree Cemetery in Stuttgart. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18, 2008, at Roller McNutt Funeral Home in Conway. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Timber Ridge Neurological Center, Arkansas County Agricultural Museum or the charity of your choice. On line guest book: www.rollerfuneralhomes.comPublished: 2008-03-17 CIVIL - BERRY - JAMES - NEWTON - - - 6 1844 - 11 18 1906 - BRINKLEY - J.N.BERRY DEAD=Mr.James Newton Berry, an old and highly respected citizen of this county, passed away at his home in this city, Sunday morning, Nov.18,1906, after an illness of several days duration. Mr.Berry was born in Madison County, Alabama June 1844, and moved to Arkansas, while yet a youth, and located at Cotton Plant, Woodruff county, from which point he enlisted in the Confederate army, and served throughout the war between the states. Dec.15,1869 he was married to Mrs.Cobble, to which union two children were born, one of whom survives him. Oct.1873, he was married to MIss Emma Anderson, to which eight children were born, two of whom with his wife survives him. Funeral services conducted by Rev.T.H.Howard, were held at the residence on Monday afternoon, last, and the remains were laid to rest in the Brinkley cemetery. There was no school Monday, in Miss Anderson's class, on account of the death of her uncle, with whom she was making her home. 11-30-1906 - BLACK - BOB - - - - UNK - 8 1905 - UNKNOWN - Joe Dorsey, colored, was arrested Sunday on the Mears Hughes place on a warrant charging him with the murder of Bob Black, also colored, about two weeks ago near Round Pond. Black was a section boss on the Round Pond railroad, and became intimate with Dorsey's wife, and Dorsey killed him. Dorsey had an examining trial yesterday before Squire J.B.Sanders, and was discharged. 9-1-1905 - BLAKEMORE - J. - W. - - - 1846 - 8 17 1906 - UNKNOWN - Mr.J.W.Blakemore, a highly respected citizen, formerly of this county, died at Dresden, Tenn., Aug.17,1906. He came to this county about twenty years ago and resided in Forrest City until two years ago, when he located at Wheetley where he lived until a few months ago, when he returned to his old home. He had several positions of trust, and was a magistrate of Wheetley township. He leaves a wife to mourn his loss. She has the sympathy of many old friends of this county. He was about 60 years of age. 9-7-1906 - BLANTON - J. - P. - - - UNK - 5 11 1904 - CITY - Death of J.P.Blanton=Mr.J.D.Baugh received a telegram Wednesday afternoon, May 11,1904, dated at Elsinore, Calif., and from Mrs.Blanton, bearing the sad news of the death of her husband, Mr.J.P.Blanton, at that place, and also stating that she would leave there with the remains and return to Forrest City on Monday. All arrangements have been made, and the interrment will take place at the Forrest City cemetery, and Elder Milton Hall will preside. Mr.Blanton had been a familiar figure in this city for many years. He was highly esteemed by all who knew him. He is survived by a wife and two children, one boy and one girl, to whom we extend our sincere sympathy. Mr.Blanton is rumored to have an estate of over $20,000 to $35,000 which will help the family overcome his absence. Rev.W.H.Paslay and Rev.S.H.Hancock conducted the services. Mr.John Seaborn, half brother to Mrs.Blanton, was down with his wife from Paragould for the services. 5-13-1904 - BLANTON - MARY - ELIZABETH - - - 4 1902 - 9 5 1903 - UNKNOWN - It was a sad scene as the parents, relatives and friends gathered Sunday morning around the mound which covered all that was mortal of Mary Elizabeth Blanton, the infant daughter of Mr.& Mrs.J.P.Blanton; and as the grave was covered with flowers and the stricken parents turned awey the injunciton of the Savior-"Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven" scarce suffice to assuage their grief. Little Mary was but fifteen months old, of a sweet dispostion, and the pet of the household. Full of childish life on Friday; and it was not dreamed of on Saturday, Sep.5,1903, its little spirit would be wafed away to its giver. The sympathy of all is extended to the bereaved parents. 9-11-1903 - BODKIN - JAMES - THOMAS - - - 3 25 1895 - 11 22 1906 - CITY - Little Tommie Bodkin, died at the home of his parents last Thursday morning, Nov.14,1906. Tribute of Respect. Might be in Hughes cemetery. 11-30-1906 - BOROUGH - ELLEN - - MRS. - - UNK - 10 12 1904 - UNKNOWN - Mrs.Ellen Borough dropped dead Wednesday, Oct.12,1904, at the Grobmyer place south of town. 10-14-1904 - BOSWELL - - - MRS. - - UNK - 12 1903 - UNKNOWN - Democrat Times-We are sad to hear of the death of Mr.Love, of Bledsoe, and Mrs.Boswell of Lulu. Both died unexpectedly. 12-4-1903 - BOYETT - JAMES - FRANKLIN - - - 2 27 1863 - 6 27 1903 - MT.VERNON CEMETERY - Death of Frank Boyett-Frank Boyett, general blacksmith and woodworkman, associated with Walter Batts in a business way, died suddenly Saturday afternoon, June 17,1903, of cholera morbus. He had been complaining of indispostiion for several days, and on Friday night was taken seriously lill suddenly, with the above result. He was 40 years and 4 months of age, was born in Missouri, reared in Tennessee, resided in Forrest City for 15 years, and had many friends, who regret his loss. The remains were interred in the Forrest City Cemetery the following day, Elder Milton Hall officiating, He leaves a wife, Jennie, and five children, four girls and a boy-to whom we extend sympathy in their great bereavement. per picture, in Mt.Vernon Cemetery. 7-3-1903 - BOZARTH - CATHERINE - - MISS - BASKINS - 1928 - 2 18 2008 - CROSSLAWN - Ms. Catherine Bozarth, age 80, of Wynne, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2008, in Memphis. Ms. Bozarth lived most of her life in Cross County and was a member of East Baptist Church in Wynne. She is survived by her son, Calvin Wayne Bozarth of Bartlett, Tenn.; three daughters, Billie Jo Miller of Olive Branch, Miss., Mary Helen Wright of Collierville, Tenn., and Phillis Annette Stone of Milton, Fla.; four brothers, Clyde Baskins of Mountain Home, Joe Baskins of Wynne, Carl Baskins of Marion and Lewis Baskins of Gallatin, Tenn.; five sisters, Toliese Henderson of West Memphis, Gearline Peirce of Wynne, Billie Jean Clegg of Colt, Betty Baskins of Wynne, and Peggy Watson of Columbia, Mo.; nine grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Funeral services for Ms. Bozarth will be held on Friday, Feb. 22, 2008 at 1 p.m. at Kernodle Funeral Home Chapel in Wynne. Burial will follow in Crosslawn Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to sign the online guest book at www.kernodlefh.com.Published: 2008-02-20 - BRADY - UNKNOWN - - - - UNK - 9 1906 - UNKNOWN - At the examining trial before Squire Sanders Wednesday, the negro girl, Sallie Hiblett, who killed a negro named Brady, near Haynes, a couple of weeks ago, was discharged, the evidence going to show she acted in self defense. 10-5-1906 - BRAZLE - W. - M. - - - UNK - 2 27 1904 - UNKNOWN - W.M.Brazle, known as Braze, a very old colored man, died at this place last Saturday morning, or pneumonia. Democrat Times 3-4-1904 - BRIDGEWATER - G. - W. - - - UNK - 5 21 1903 - UNKNOWN - G.W.Bridgewater, formerly of this city, died in Oklahoma City yesterday, May 21,1903. He was a member in good standing of the Knights of Honor of this city and in good standing. 5-22-1903 - BROOKS - BLANCHE - - MRS. - NICHOLS - UNK - 1 25 1905 - El Paso - Mrs.Paul Brooks, nee Miss Blanche Nichols, sister of our townsman, Mr.J.M.Nichols, died at her home in El Paso, Texas, Jan.25,1905. Mr.Nichols attended the funeral, returning the following Friday. She lived in Wheatley, in this county for several years, and was a teacher in the public school of that town. She leaves a husband, and three small children to mourn her loss. 2-10-1905 - BROOKS - DAUGHTER - - - - 1895 - 1 2 1905 - UNKNOWN - Wm.Murray, 14 years of age, accidentally shot and killed the 10 year old daughter of Wiley Brooks, on the W.C.Ferguson place, at Fergusonville, Monday, Jan.2,1905. The boy had been out hunting, came in, and rested his loaded shotgun against the house, afterwards picking it up and accidentally discharged it, the load of squirrel shot penetrating the child's heart at close range, killing her instantly. The coroner held an inquest, and the jury rendered a verdict of accidental shooting. 1-13-1905 - BROWN - HENRY - - - - 1888 - 9 25 1905 - UNKNOWN - Henry Brown, son of Mr.Fred Brown, deceased, died at the home of Mrs.Sarah Moore Monday morning, Sep.25, 1905, after several days illness with slow or malarial fever. Age about seventeen. 9-29-1905 - BROWN - J. - H. - - - UNK - 3 9 1903 - UNKNOWN - Two weeks ago the Times mentioned a reign of white capping in Cross County, near the St.Francis county line. The negroes from several plantations had been driven off. The sheriff of Cross County hired J.H.Brown, a detective from Memphis, to work up the case. Last Monday, Brown was instantly killed, March 9,1903, while sitting in a negro shanty. The sheriff of Cross County went to the scene of the murder, and from evidence found on the body, arrested seven men, who it is said were acting as jurors on the inquest. 3-13-1903 - BROWN - WILLIAM - M. - - - - 4 9 1903 - BELL - Died at Egypt, on Thursday, Apr.9,1903, William M.Brown. He was a son of Fred H.Brown, and the second to die from that dreadful disease, consumption. He had suffered for about a year, which he bore with great fortitude. The remains were interred at the Bell Cemetery in Palestine. The old man, Fred H.Brown, was a soldier one year in the Mexican War, and enlisted in New Orleans in the year 1860 in the Confederate Army and served for three and a half years. He is now 72 years of age. He leaves a wife and two children to mourn his loss. 4-17-1903 - BROWN - PAUL - C. - - - 8 18 1942 - 2 11 2008 - PILGRIM REST - Mr. Paul C. Brown, age 65, of Jeanette, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2008 at his home. Mr. Brown was born August 18, 1942, in Jeanette, the son of Garland Brown and Ozella Burns. He was a farmer. Mr. Brown is survived by his wife, Ruby Smith Brown; a son, James Brown of Jeanette; five daughters, Yvette Thomas of Jeanette, Kishina Thomas and LaTasha Thomas both of Little Rock, Kissia Thomas of Dallas, Texas and Kayontay McFadden of Texas; four brothers, Rev. Marland Brown, Odell Brown, Ricky Brown and Rudolph Brown; four sisters, Roxana Fox, Dorothy Beanum, Fannie Yancy and Olarean Bates and 10 grandchildren. Visitation for Mr. Brown will be held on Friday, Feb. 15, 2008, from 12 to 5 p.m. at Woodhouse Mortuary. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008, at 11 a.m. at Riverside M.B. Church in Widener with Rev. Marland Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Pilgrim Rest Cemetery.Published: 2008-02-14 - BROWNE - ELIZABETH - ALICE - MRS. - McCHESNEY - 1 15 1927 - 1 15 2008 - MEMORIAL PARK - Mrs. Elizabeth "Bess" Alice McChesney Browne, age 81, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008, in Houston, Texas. Mrs. Browne was born Jan. 15, 1927, in Virginia, the daughter of R.S. McChesney and Alice Dunbar Dickie McChesney. She was a housewife. Mrs. Browne was married to Edward T. Browne Jr., who preceded her in death after 50 years of marriage, in 2001. She leaves one daughter, Alice Elizabeth Browne Nichol of Forrest City; two sons, Edward M. Browne of Houston, Texas and Jim Browne of Portland Ore. and three grandchildren. Visitation for Mrs. Browne will be held at 9 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 18, 2008, at Memorial Park Cemetery in Memphis. The funeral service will follow at 10 a.m. Locally, the family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church stained glass fund.Published: 2008-01-17 - BRYANT - BEN - - - - 1886 - 1 9 1903 - UNKNOWN - Ben Bryant, a 17 year old colored boy was shot and instantly killed last Friday by his 12 year old brother, on the old Clements place opposite the Casteel farm, in this county. Ben had been hunting rabbits, and when he returned, handed his little brother the gun, and jestingly remarked "now shoot me." Thinking the gun was not laoded, the boy took aim and pulled the trigger, with the result above stated. boys cannot be too careful in handling firearms, and should be taught the danger of pointing weapons at each other. 1-16-1903 - BRYANT - STEPHANIE - - MRS. - RAINEY - 4 16 1958 - 2 21 2008 - MT.ZION-OHIO - Mrs. Stephanie Allese Rainey-Bryant was born April 16, 1958 and died on Feb. 21, 2008. Stephanie was the second child born to Carl and Icy Rainey on April 16, 1958 in the Center Community in Clevelan, Ark. With her husband at her side, she left this temporary life and moved on to her eternal home in Glory to be with her Lord on Feb. 21, 2008, at 8:54 a.m. Stephanie made a confession of faith in Jesus Christ as her Savior at an early age and became a member of New Prospect Baptist Church where she served in many capacities as a youth. She was a natural born leader and on occasion would even get out the whistle to keep order in a crowd, especially with her crowd of siblings. She loved telling her siblings how she helped raise them and never seemed to lose the "mother's tone" with them, always looking out to make sure they were alright. After graduating from the University of Central Arkansas with a degree in Home Economics and acquiring a teacher's license, she began her teaching career at Marion High School. She left there to work in the West Memphis School District and after becoming frustrated with the teaching field, she settled into her Home Economist role with the Arkansas Extension Service in Forrest City where she worked for over 18 years, impacting the lives of many, young and old, black and white. Stephanie met her life long companion Larry S. Bryant and they wed on May 15, 1993 and to this union L.Scott Stephon Bryant was born on Feb. 10, 1994. L.Scott became the spark and joy in Stephanie's life; you hardly ever saw one without the other. Her leadership was seen all over Forrest City. She was by Larry's side as he governed and led Forrest City as mayor. She was the leader of the local 4-H Club and ran an after school tutoring program at the Forrest City Community Voices Center where she was a founding board member and executive director. She was also a leader at her church, Salem M.B. Church, where she served as youth Sunday School superintendent and also sang in the church choir. Stephanie will be mourned and missed by her husband Larry Bryant and son, L.Scott Bryant. She also leaves her father Carl Rainey of Cleveland, Ark. and the following siblings to grieve her death: Carlton Rainey of Plumerville, Gerald Rainey (Cheryl) of Benicia, Calif., Kerwin Rainey (Miltresa) of Cleveland, Julian Rainey (Angela) of Little Rock, Merdina Nash (Harold) of North Little Rock, Christopher Rainey, of Cleveland, Alfred Rainey (Ellen) of Springdale, Dan Rainey of Farmington, Ron Rainey (Jenal) of Little Rock, Eric Rainey of Cleveland, Timothy Rainey (Rhonda) of Maumelle, Charlotte Green (Victor) of Conway, Paul Rainey (Amber) of Atlanta, Ga. and Laurinda Rainey of Durham, N.C. Also her in-laws, Dollie Bryant (mother-in-law), Milton Bryant (Gertrude) of Shreveport, La., Debra Martin of Springfield, Ill., Anthony Bryant (Lisa) of Nashville, Tenn., and Larry's father Ulysses Young. Her mother, Icy Rainey in July of 2006 and one sibling, Kasondra Rainey, preceded Stephanie in death. She leaves 28 nieces and nephews and a host of uncles, aunts and cousins and countless friends. The family would like to express deep appreciation and thanks to all who prayed, gave an encouraging word, sent a note/card, gave a phone call and any other act of kindness. A memorial service for Stephanie Rainey-Bryant, age 49, of Forrest City, will be held on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008, at 5 p.m. at Salem M.B. Church with Bro. Vernon Faulkner officiating. There will be a funeral service at the New Prospect Baptist Church in Cleveland, Ar., Monday, Feb. 25, 2008, at 1 p.m. with Kerwin Rainey officiating. Woodhouse Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. The family requests memorials be made to the Forrest City Community Voices. Visitation will be held on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008 from 4 to 5 p.m. at Salem M.B. Church. Burial will be held in New Mt. Zion Cemetery in Cleveland.Published: 2008-02-22 CO.A-12TH VIRGINIA - BUFORD - EDWIN - J. - - - 1833 - 3 9 1904 - MT.VERNON - Death of Mr.E.J.Buford=Mr.E.J.Buford died Wednesday afternoon, Mar.9,1904, after an illness of three months. He was born in Mecklenburg County, Va., served through the Civil war with Co.A 12th Virginia Infantry. Removed to Okalona, Miss. immediately after the war and held the office of deputy clerk for twenty two years, until he moved his family to Forrest City about 1892, to be near his son who is in business at Pettus & Buford. He was a devoted member ot the Masonic lodge. Knights of Pythias, and the United Confederate Veterans. While only here for a short time, he was a pleasant kind gentleman. He leaves a wife and seven children to mourn their loss. The funeral took place from the residence yesterday morning, and the remains were interred in the Mt.Vernon cemetery, Rev.Geo.Hancock presiding. NEXT TO ANNA H.BUFORD-IMAGE2342 3-11-1904 - BURNETT - DAVEY - ELIZABETH - - - 9 9 1902 - 3 26 1904 - UNKNOWN - Davey Elizabeth Burnett, daughter of Luke and Annie Burnett died Mar.26,1904, age 1 year 6 months, 17 days, of pneumonia. Sloniker Mill Times 5-6-1904 - BURNETT - ETTA - - MISS - - 1898 - 8 21 1905 - HUGHES - On last Monday evening, Aug.21,1905, Death came to the home of Mr.& Mrs.William Burnett and robbed it of their little daughter, Etta, aged about 7 years. The remains were interred in the Hughes graveyard Tuesday. Sloniker Mill Times. 8-25-1905 - BURTON - A. - M. - - - UNK - 4 8 1905 - UNKNOWN - Mrs.Regard, of Griffithville, sister of Mrs.J.T.Dement of this city, died Friday, Apr.7,1905. She is survived by a bereaved husband and three children, aged about 4, 6 and 10. The precious remains were interred Saturday. Mrs.Dement returned in time to be in the Iron Mountain train wreck at Colt. Later, news reached Mr.Dement, that his brother in law, Mr.A.M.Burton of Marianna, father of Miss Bessie Burton, who is so well known and greatly loved by a large circle of friends here, was dead on Saturday, Apr.8,1905. He was buried on Sunday, and Mr.Dement attended the funeral. 4-14-1905 - BYNUM - JAMES - H. - - - 3 8 1866 - 1 4 1904 - HUGHES - The community was shocked last Monday, Jan.4,1904, to learn of the death of James H.Bynum. The writer has known this man from boyhood, and even in childhood. He was noted for his truthfulness and honesty. Jim was a great reader and thinker from a mere boy, and being in possession of more than average intellect, he had gathered a vast store of knowledge. Being in possession of this most valuable article, he was enabled to accumulate a good share of this world's goods, which leaves his family well provided for. He also left about $2,100 of insurance. He was an obedient son, a loving companion and a model father-one that ruled with firmness and love. He was a conservative member of the Christian church, a good neighbor and a true friend. He was taken with pneumonia, but fought it with untiring energy for more than two weeks, until it sapped him of his vitality, and when he felt he must go, he gave instructions to those that he had chosen to help his wife with business matters, and later called his wife to his bedside, and told her he could not stay with her, but that she could come to him. He seemed to consign himself to God's will. He leaves a wife, five children, seven brothers and sisters, two aunts, and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn their loss. Caldwell Times. He died at his home, two miles east of Caldwell. He was about 39 years of age and married. His remains were laid to rest in Hughes Cemetery on Wednesday. 1-8-1904 NATIVE - BYRD - MARCIA - - MRS. - VANDIVER - 11 8 1936 - 1 11 2008 - SALEM - Mrs. Marcia Byrd, age 71, of Palestine, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2008, at her home. Mrs. Byrd was born Nov. 8, 1936, in Forrest City, the daughter of James Audrey Vandiver and Jessie Britton Vandiver. She lived in Forrest City and Palestine for most of her life, was a housewife and a member of the Moro Baptist Church. Mrs. Byrd married Kenneth Byrd in 1955 and he survives her along with two daughters, Nancy Freeland of Palestine and Susan Flowers of Forrest City; a sister, Jane Vandiver Rowe of Louisiana; five grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Neva Jean Byrd Pounds and a brother, J.W. Vandiver. Funeral services for Mrs. Byrd were held on Monday, Jan. 14, 2008, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Stevens Funeral Home. Burial followed in Salem Cemetery. The family requests memorials be made to the Salem Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to visit the online registry at www.stevensfuneralhome.net.Published: 2008-01-14 - BYRD - RUFUS - - - - 1896 - 1 15 1905 - YOCONA - Rufus, the 9 year old son of Mr.& Mrs.A.Byrd, died Sunday, Jan.15,1905, of typhoid malaria, at the home of his parents in the Yocona neighbhood. The precious remains were interred in the Yocona cemetery the following day. 1-20-1905 1-20-1905 - CALLAHAN - BABY BOY - - - - UNK - 10 10 1906 - RILEY - Mr.& Mrs.Jack Callahan lost by death, their baby boy Wednesday, Oct.10,1906. The remains were interred in the Riley cemetery and they have the sympathy of the entire community. 10-12-1906 - CALLAHAN - WILLIAM - - - - 1884 - 1 23 1902 - UNKNOWN - Accidentally Shot-Wm.Callahan, aged 18 years was accidentally shot Friday afternoon, Jan.23,1903, resulting in his death in a few hours. The particulars of the shooting as we learn are as follows: Callahan and a young man named Wm.Miller, were engaged in fishing on the river below Madison, and observing some ducks in their flight, Miller seized a shot gun which was in the boat and fired at the birds. On replacing the gun in the bottom of the boat it was, from some unknown cause, exploded, the load of shot entering Callahan's arm in the rear, just below the shoulder, nearly tearing away the limb. Miller immediately pulled for the shore and ran for assistance, some three miles distance and on returning found Callahan had fainted from the loss of blood. He revived, however, sufficiently to tell of the accident, exhonorating Miller from blame. Coroner Alley held an inquest at Miller's insistence. The jury finding the above facts to be true, discharged Miller. 1-30-1903 - CARR - MOLLIE - E. - MRS. - - 1850 - 5 22 1906 - CITY - Death of Mrs.M.E.Carr=Mrs.M.E.Carr, aged 56 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs.W.E.Kirby, in this city on Tuesday morning, May 22,1906, after a malignant malarial attack, lasting only a few days, and the remains were interred in the Forrest City cemetery the following day, Rev.S.H.Babcock of the Methodist church, of which she was consistent member, conducting the funeral. Mrs.Carr was the widow of Mr.Thomas Carr, who preceded her to the grave just 18 years ago to the day. She leaves five children to mourn their loss:Mrs.F.M.Chaney of Madison, Mrs.W.E.Kirby of this city, Mrs.F.R.Harris, of north of town a mile, Felix Carr of Madison, and Diylne Carr, of this city, besides a large number of friends. She has resided in St.Francis county for about 35 years, and came to this city one year ago, making her home with Mr.& Mrs.Kirby. She had been an invalid for a long time, and died from complications brought on by the malarial attack. She was a devoted mother, a kind and affectionate neighbor, and a consistent Christian woman. 5-25-1906 - CARR - T. - D. - - - UNK - UNK - UNKNOWN - The name of Mrs.Mollie E.Carr, widow of T.D.Carr, deceased, has been presented to the clerk for presentation to the pension board, as a suitable and deserving person to receive a pension. In support of her claim, the original parole of her husband, dated April 10,1865, was presented. 6-16-1905 CIVIL - CARR - THOMAS - - - - - 5 22 1888 - UNKNOWN - SEE MRS.M.E.CARR CIVIL - CARR - THOMAS - - - - UNK - 5 22 1888 - UNKNOWN - SEE MRS.M.E.CARR 5-25-1906 - CARTER - CECIL - P. - JR. - - 5 31 1947 - 2 18 2008 - FORREST CITY CEMETERY - Mr. Cecil P. Carter Jr., age 60, of Kansas City, Mo., and formerly of Forrest City, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2008, in Kansas City, Kan. Mr. Carter was born May 31, 1947, in Chicago, Ill., and was a retired teacher. He is survived by his wife, Clarissa Carter of Kansas City, Mo.; a son, Eric Carter of Pembrook Pine, Fla.; two daughters, Chris Bradford of St. Louis, Mo., and April Noronha of Kansas City, Mo.; two brothers, Arthur Coffee and Sam Steper both of Flint, Mich.; four sisters, Mary Clark, Bernice Gray and Elizie Coffee, all of Flint, Mich., and Dana Haygood of Kansas City, Kan.; and four grandchildren. Funeral services for Mr. Carter will be held on Friday, Feb. 29, 2008, at 11 a.m. at Salem M.B. Church with Rev. Eddie Mosby officiating. Burial will follow in Forrest City Cemetery under the direction of Clay Funeral Home.Published: 2008-02-28 - CARTER - L. - A. - - - UNK - 4 11 1906 - UNKNOWN - Mr.L.A.Carter died Wednesday, April 11,1906, at his home on the Allen farm, near Newcastle, of pneumonia. He leaves a family to whom we extend sincere sympathy in their sad bereavement. 4-13-1906 - CASTEEL - ALICE - - MRS. - - UNK - 5 24 1906 - CASTEEL - Death of Mrs.Alice Casteel=The community was shocked by the news coming to Capt.James Fussell by telephone yesterday afternoon, May 24,1906, of the death of Mrs.Alice Casteel at Little Rock, which occurred suddenly from hemorrhage. The remains will reach here by tonight, and date of funeral will be announced. On Thursday of last week when she left for Little Rock, she was the picture of health, with the slight exception of rheumatism, anticipating a visit to Hot Springs in a few days, and on her return to planned to make Little Rock her home for some time. We are unable to obtain more details at this time, and we extend our condolences to Gordon and other relatives in their bereavement. More than likely in Casteel Cemetery. 5-25-1906 - CASTEEL - ISABELLA - - MRS. - - 10 12 1820 - 7 8 1903 - CITY - Death of Grandma Casteel-Mrs.Isabella Casteel, widow of the late lamented Calloway Casteel, died Wednesday morning, July 8,1903, of cholera morbus, and was buried in the Forrest City cemetery the same day, Rev.W.H.Dyer officiating. Mrs.Casteel was born Oct.12,1820, and therefor would have been 83 years of age if she had lived to October. She was happily married to Abraham Calloway Casteel in 1843, and their union was blessed with ten children-three boys and seven girls-all of whom preceded their parents to the grave. The deceased professed faith in the Methodist Church early in life, and continued faithful until death. In her declining years, her religion was a great comfort to her, and she was reconciled to death, expressing her willingness to enter into heavenly rest at the call of her Lord and Master. Her husband died Dec.26,1901, and though she was lonely and aged, she bore her grief with great fortitude. She was an invalid for about six months previous to her death, and for four months had resided with her daughter in law, Mrs.Alice Casteel of this city, whom she called to her bedside and bade her good bye with her last words. Grandma Casteel was greatly respected and loved by a large number of grand children and great-grandchildren, as well as a large circle of friends and other relatives. She possessed a wonderfully sweet dispostion, a fine memory, and was always entertaining to those who came in social contact with her, her fund of knowledge, wit and memories always falling upon interested ears. May she Rest In Peace. 7-10-1903 - CHASTAIN - J. - J. - - - UNK - 2 25 1905 - BLACKTON - Mr.J.J.Chastain died Saturday, Feb.25, 1905, in Monroe County, and was buried at Blackton Sunday under the auspices of the Farmers Union. Mr.Chastain formerly resided in this city, and was known by many, who regret his untimely demise. He was ill but a few days with pneumonia. 3-10-1905 - CHILNER - CHARLES - - - - 1835 - 9 11 1905 - MARIANNA - Death of An Old Citizen-Charles Chilner, one of Marianna's oldest and most highly respected citizens, died Monday morning, Sep.11,1905, after a lingering illness of typhoid fever. Mr.Chilner was past 70 years of age, and having been in poor health for several years, his condition was regarded as critical, leaving little hope of his recovery. For 25 years, he has served the city of Marianna as night watchman. The funeral services were held from the Methodist church Tuesday morning by Rev.J.A.Jeffett, and the concluding services at the grave by the Knights of Honor. Marianna Index. Mr.Chilner was the father of Adolph Chilner, of this city, to whom the Times extends its sincere sympathy. 9-15-1905 - CHILNER - STELLA - - MISS - - UNK - 10 19 1903 - MARIANNA - Miss Stella Chilner, sister of Adolph Chilner this city died at Marianna Monday, Oct.19,1903, of slow fever. 10-23-1903 - CLIFTON - WILLIAM - THOMAS - - - 3 23 1823 - 10 16 1905 - CITY - Death of An Old Citizen-On Monday night, Oct.16,1905, our people were startled and shocked to learn of the death of Mr.W.T.Clifton, one of the oldest residents of Forrest City. At 8 o'clock, his son, Mr.W.A.Clifton left home for a walk uptown, and at that time, his father was in his customary health. But shortly thereafter, he became ill and in less than two hours was dead of a heart attack. William Thomas Clifton was born on March 28,1823, at Halleyville, the present site of Birmingham, Alabama. In 1848, after his marriage, he left for Arkansas, making his home at Helena. Soon after the foundation of Forrest City in 1869, he came to this place, where he since resided. His wife died in 1899, and at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning he was laid to rest by her side. Three children-W.A.Clifton, Mrs.Mattie Davis, and Mrs.Mollie Ritter survive him. He was a good man, and a good citizen. SEE BIO. 10-20-1905 - COBB - THOMAS - - - - UNK - 7 25 1903 - UNKNOWN - Shot to Death-At a dance and picnic at Bonair, Saturday, was the scene of a three cornered shooting affray, which resulted fatally to one man, Thomas Cobb, and the outlawry of two others, named Harve Houston and Sam Simmons. It seems that Houston and Cobb quarreled about a woman, and got their guns into action, when Simmons pulled a six shooter, just because he was a bad person, and got into the fun. Cobb only fired one shot before backing off, but his two assailants kept up the fusilade and pumped him full of lead. He had six or seven holes in him and died at once.The others were uninjured, and fled to parts unknown. 7-31-1903 - COBBS - JOHN - W. - - - 8 9 1852 - 1 13 1903 - CITY - Death of J.W.Cobbs-J.W.Cobbs, aged 49 years, died at his home in Wynne, Monday afternoon, Jan.13,1903, of pneumonia. The remains were brought to Forrest City and interred in the Forrest City Cemetery, Tuesday, services at the grave by Rev.J.K.Farris, of Wynne. J.W.Cobbs was the eldest son of Kit Cobbs, and lived in this city prior to his marriage, He amrried Miss Hattie T.Sutton, of La Grange, who survives him, and has resided in Wynne since. He leaves no other immediate family, though there are large number of relatives who are sorely bereaved. He was a first cousin of Mrs.Emma Lou Alley, of this city. Mr.& Mrs.Hopkins, of Texarkana, Mrs.Julia Allen, of Colt, Mrs.Bradford and son, Mrs.Geo.E.Davis and son, Mrs.Ed Brewster, Mr.Burke and Mr.J.W.Williams, of Wynne,and Mr.C.H.Cobbs, of Clarendon, attended the funeral. The Times extends smypathy to the grief stricken wife and other bereaved relatives. 1-16-1903 - COHN - JENNIE - - MRS. - FARMER - UNK - 11 1906 - NASHVILLE - MRS.SAM COHN-Mrs.Jennie Farmer Cohn, wife of Sam Cohn, died Wednesday morning, Nov.?,1906, in Nashville. Her married life had been brief when she was attacked by that fatal illness that ended her life. So sudden and violent was this attack that from the beginning, but slight hope was entertained for her recovery. She fought bravely against a fate which was inevitable. With rare patience and fortitude she endured her sufferings. She was kind, generous, and sympathetic and strove to lighten the labors of those who attended her. She left a husband, two brothers, Call and John Farmer; two sisters, Mrs.Given and Mrs.Beck of Memphis. Commercial Appeal, Dec.3,1906. Here in St.Francis county where she was born, the daughter of John Farmer, well known in this county, until his death. She was interred on Thanksgiving day. 12-14-1906 - COLE - J. - R. - - - 1855 - 10 19 1905 - CITY - J.R.Cole, a well known merchant of Beck's Switch, died last night, Oct.19,1905, after an illness of ten days. He was about 50 years of age, and had been a resident of this county for twenty five years. He was widely acquainted and highly esteemed by a large number of our people, who recognized and appreciated his many sterling qualities. The interment will take place tomorrrow morning at the Forrest City cemetery, services to be conducted by Rev.P.H.Hensley, of the Presbyterian church. 10-20-1905 - COLLINS - JAMES - A. - - - 1 20 1947 - 1 24 2008 - MEMORIAL SERVICES - Mr. James A. "Cooter" Collins, age 61, of Elburn, Ill., died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008. Mr. Collins was born Jan. 20, 1947, in Wynne, the son of Garland E. and Juanita Coleman Collins. He grew up in Arkansas until the late 1960s when his family moved to the St. Charles area. Collins remained in the Fox Valley where he was employed at United Parcel as a computer programmer and later at the Richards Wilcox Company. He was also a programming consultant with a number of companies around the valley. Mr. Collins is survived by two sisters, Jan Heath and Judy Childress, both of Arkansas; one step-son, Jeremy; one granddaughter and several other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Garland Collins. A memorial service for Mr. Collins will be held Monday, Jan. 28, 2008, at 7 p.m. at Conley Funeral Home in Elburn, Ill. The family requests that memorials be made to the James Collins Memorial, c/o P.O. Box 66, Elburn, Ill. 60119. Tributes and memories may also be forwarded to the family at the same address or through his obituary at www.conleycare.com.Published: 2008-01-28 - CONGER - WILLIAM - - - - 1878 - 5 6 1905 - HUGHES - Killed by Train-Will Conger, a well to do farmer, residing at or near Colt, was in town Saturday, May 6,1905. He mingled with friends and acquaintances, and partook of liquor intemperately. He went to the Iron Mountain depot at nightfall, and after waiting some time, decided he could walk faster. He had reached the G.B.Pettus place, about three and a half miles on the tracks, and was overtaken and rundown, severing his head and legs, by the northbound passenger train which left the city at 8:32pm, and was instantly killed. The coroner's inquest found that the death was accidental due to being run over by the Iron Mountain train. Conger was about 27 years of age, and left a wife to mourn his horrible death. He was a member of the Knights and Ladies of Honor at Colt, and was always gay, full of mirth and fun. He leaves a mother, three sisters, and one brother, in addition to a devoted wife. This is the second life lost by this same train and engineer, within a year on this ten mile stretch of track between Colt and Forrest City. 5-12-1905 - CONRAD - ROBERT - BENSON - MASTER - - 4 23 1905 - 2 13 1906 - CITY - Death of Baby Conrad=A mantle of sorrow spread over the city Wednesday, Feb.13, 1906, when it became known that Robert Benson Conrad, the only child of S.B. and Kate Conrad expired after an illness of a day with congestion of the stomach. Religious services were had at the residence on the same day, Elder J.A.McCord before being laid to rest in the Forrest City cemetery. 2-16-1906 - COOK - A. - B. - - - 7 17 1848 - 10 16 1905 - CITY - The remains of Mr.A.B.Cook arrived on the delayed Iron Mountain train Wednesday, and in one of the worst rain storms ever witnessed were laid to rest at the Forrest City cemetery, where Rev.S.H.Babcock of the Methodist church presided over the religious ceremonies. He was well known to the old citizens of this community, who remember him well. He was a relative of Messrs.J.L. and Peyton Scott. 10-20-1905 - COOPER - DANNER - - - - 1 21 1937 - 1 31 2008 - SHADY GROVE - Mr. Danner Cooper, age 71, of Forrest City, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008, at his home. Mr. Cooper was born Jan. 21, 1937, in Palestine, the son of Julius Cooper and Claudia Coopewood Cooper. He was a bus driver for the Forrest City School District for 15 years and was a member of the Silver Tones gospel singing group for 46 years. Mr. Cooper is survived by his wife, Bernice Howard Cooper of Forrest City, four daughters, Patricia Cooper, Shirley Johnson and Willorine Haggins all of Little Rock and Carrie Durham of St. Louis, Mo.; two sons, Robert Cooper and Johnnie Durham both of St. Louis, Mo.; one brother, Dalton Cooper of Detroit, Mich. and 20 grandchildren. Visitation for Mr. Cooper will be held on Friday, Feb. 8, 2008, from 12 to 5 p.m. at Woodhouse Mortuary. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008, at 11 a.m. at Lane Chapel CME Church with Rev. Ronald Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Shady Grove Cemetery.Published: 2008-02-07 - COOPER - WILL - - - - UNK - 5 7 1905 - UNKNOWN - Three Negroes Drowned-News reached the city Sunday evening, May 7,1905, of the drowning of three negroes in Crow Creek, about one mile west of Madison, and below the railroad bridge about a quarter of a mile. Will Cooper, a brave and fearless man, lost his life in an attempt to recover the bodies of two negroe children who had been drowned about an hour before, bathing in the creek, which was very much swollen by the recent rains. Cooper was formerly an employee of Walton-Knox Box factory at Madison as a fireman. While diving for the bodies, it is supposed he had cramps or struck his head by a rock, and was unable to save himself. All three bodies were recovered later, including Alex Mason, age 8, and Turner Mays, age 6 years. 5-19-1905 - COTTON - JESSIE - - - - 7 6 1903 - 9 21 1903 - UNKNOWN - Little Jessie, the infant son of Mr. & Mrs.Will Cotton died Monday morning, Sep.21,1903, he had been ill for some time, but was thought to be much better. When they awoke they found him dead, he was two months and sixteen days old. We extend our sympathy. Democrat Times 10-2-1903 - COTTON - ROSA - - MISS - - 1901 - 8 21 1905 - UNKNOWN - Rosa, the little four year old daughter of Mr.& Mrs.W.R.Cotton, departed this life on Aug.21,1905. She came as a ray of sunshine into that home, and her own sunny temper and lovable ways reflected a light to those around her, and we are moved to ask why should one so pure and beautiful perish so early? Silver Bill, Democrat Times. 8-25-1905 - COVINGTON - PETER - - MRS. - - 6 1856 - 1 25 1906 - UNKNOWN - Death of Mrs.Francis=Mrs.Anna R.Francis, aunt of Mrs.James Fussell, died on Monday, Jan.15,1906, at the Fussell home. Mrs.Francis had for several years divided her time between this place and Memphis with nieces who had been indebted to her for loving motherly care. It was during her annual visit to Mrs.Fussell that she was stricken with the fatal disease. For weeks all that food, care, and assidious and scientific nursing could do, was used to alleviate and if possible, to banish disease, but all proved uavailing. The end came quietly-a fitting close to a useful Christian life. Mrs.E.F.Willis and Mrs.Shepherd, of Memphis, were with her as was Mrs.Fussell. The body was taken to Memphis for interrment. Funeral services were held by Rev.A.B.Curry of the Presbyterian church. 1-26-1906 - COWAN - HAROLD - KIMLOCK - - - 12 22 1902 - 3 21 1904 - CITY - Little Harold Kimlock Cowan Dead=Harold Cowan, infant son of Judge John S.R.Cowan and Mrs.Cowan, was taken from this world of disappointment and sorrow last Monday morning, Mar.21,1904. He had been sick only a few days and no one supposed he was so seriously ill, but Sunday night it was evident that he could not stay with his loved ones for long. His little life had been one continued flow of love and delight to his father and mother and sisters, his passing away was beautiful. He was laid to rest in Forrest City cemetery on Wednesday at the residence, the Rev.George E.Hancock officiating. 3-25-1904 - COX - JENNIE - - MRS. - WHITTENTON - 10 13 1846 - 11 26 1904 - CITY - Death of Mrs.John Cox= There was grief and regret among the relatives and friends of Mrs.Jennie Cox, when it was announced that her spirit had taken its flight to its maker on last Saturday, Nov.26,1904. She had been ill with pneumonia for about a week, and all the loving care and attention she received were of no avail and she died as she had lived, a thorough Christian, having been a member and followed the precepts of the Baptist church for over forty years. She was born in Tennessee in 1846, her maiden name being Jennie Whittenton. She was married in Arkansas to Mr.John Cox in 1871. Embraced the Baptist faith when she was fourteen years old, and now she leaves a heartbroken husband and seven children to mourn her loss. She was a member in good standing of the Knights and Ladies of Honor. The remains were laid to rest in the Forrest City cemetery Sunday, to await the great summons, Rev.J.A.McCord officiating. The Times extends sympathy to the bereaved family, Uncle John Cox has been our steadfast friend for many years. 12-2-1904 - CURTIS - BILLY - JOE - SR. - - 4 18 1932 - 2 11 2008 - CASTEEL - Mr. Billy Joe Curtis Sr., age 75, of Conway and formerly of Forrest City, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2008, at his home. Mr. Curtis was born April 28, 1932, in Dermott, the son of Levi Curtis and Callie Mack. He was an entrepreneur and is survived three sons, Billy Curtis Jr. and Dewayne Curtis both of Conway and Joseph Curtis of Chicago, Ill.; four daughters, Mary Curtis of Chicago, Ill., Patricia Smith of Memphis, Barbara Curtis of Jonesboro and Mona Washington of Lenexa, Kan.; a sister, Mary Curtis of Detroit, Mich. and 17 grandchildren. Visitation for Mr. Curtis will be held on Friday, Feb. 15, 2008, from noon to 5 p.m. in the Chapel of Woodhouse Mortuary. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008, at 5 p.m. at the Rising Sun M.B. Church with Rev. James Brooks officiating. Burial will follow in Casteel Cemetery.Published: 2008-02-14 - CURTIS - LULA - - MRS. - - 1867 - 12 8 1904 - INDIANA - Death of Mrs.Lula Curtis=Mrs.Lula Curtis, wife of Mr.A.C.Curtis, a painter who has been in this town for several months, died at their home near the residence of Mr.& Mrs.L.E.Davenport, yesterday, Dec.8,1904, of pneumonia, aged 37 years of age. The family came here from Indiana. The remains were taken to New Carlisle, Indiana for burial. She leaves a sorrowing husband and two children, a boy and a girl to mourn her untimely demise. Mr.Curtis asked us to thank those neighbors and friends who assisted them in their time of need. 12-9-1904 - DANFORTH - P. - A. - - - UNK - 9 10 1904 - GEORGIA - Mysteriously Disappeared-Missing in Memphis, P.A.Danforth dies here Saturday night of Congestion. He arrived here on Sep.8th and leisurely perambulated into the St.Francis Hotel, and asked Mr.Milam, the proprietor, the location of the post office, the express companies office, and other general information. He went out, but returned and took a room. He was well dressed and had the appearance of a businessman. He then went across town and purchased a new suit of clothes and other apparel. He awoke the next morning, and told Mr.Milam he felt a cold chill, and then took to his bed. When Ed Milam saw he was not better, he called for Dr.Rush, and later Dr.Strong and Alley, but death had set its seat upon the living, and breathed his last on Saturday night about 10:30pm. After seeking relatives, they found a brother in Pittman, Georgia, and he wired the full instructions, and the body was sent back to him for burial by Stevens Bros.Undertakers. 9-23-1904 - DANIEL - CHARLOTTE - - MRS. - - 1857 - 9 30 1905 - CITY - Mrs.Charlotte Daniel, of Whitmore, was stricken ill on Monday of last week, and died Saturday, Sep.30,1905, of pneumonia, aged 48 years. She leaves two children, a son and daughter to mourn her sudden demise. The remains were brought here for interment in the Forrest City cemetery, and Elder J.A.McCord of the Baptist church performed the religious ceremonies. She has been a consistent member of the Baptist church for 18 years, and a Christian who will be missed by all who knew her. 10-6-1905 - DANIEL - E. - G. - - - UNK - 12 24 1906 - KENTUCKY - Mr.E.G.Daniel died of malarial hematuria at Widener, Monday, Dec.24,1906, His remains were sent to his former home, Madisonville, Ky. Mr.Daniel came to this county about three years ago, and established a sawmill at Linden, which he operated about a year, and sold to Dan Wylds & Sons. Of late, he has been operating a sawmill near Widener. He leaves a wife and several children, who have resided in this city until about a month ago. 12-28-1906 - DAVENPORT - ROBERT - EDGAR - - - 8 20 1878 - 10 18 1903 - CITY - Death of Robert Edgar Davenport-All that was mortal of Robert Edgar Davenport was laid to rest in The Forrest City Cemetery Monday afternoon, under auspices of Woodmen of the World, amid a concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends, Rev.W.H.Davidson officiating. Bob had been an invalid for over a year with stomach troubles, and had just returned from the Northwest, where he had gone in hopes to recuperate, when he was compelled to take to his bed, and notwithstanding the care and attention of friends, he rapidly failed and his spirit passed away Sunday afternoon. He was born in Washington County Miss. in 1878, and came to Arkansas in 1883. His industry and business qualifications secured him clerkship with the firm of Pettus & Buford, with whom he served until his death, and as an acknowledgment of his worth, the store was closed at time of funeral. Bob was a quiet, unobtrusive young man, and a model as to morals and gentlemenly qualifications, and he will be missed by a circle of friends. 10-23-1903 - DAVID - JOHN - H. - - - 6 4 1838 - 12 22 1903 - HUGHES - John David-John David was born in Louisville, Ky., June 4,1838. He came to Arkansas in childhood, and resided near Helena for some time. Afterwards, he came to Forrest City where he lived for some fifteen years. Since leaving Forrest City, he has lived on his farm near Colt, Arkansas. From this place he passed to another world Dec.22,1903. On Oct.1,1871 he married Miss Mary Henley, and to them were born seven children, four of whom and the mother survive. He joined the Baptist church in Forrest City in 1883. He was well known at this place, and leaves behind him a good name and a clean record. The writer conducted the ceremonies in Good Hope church and his body was laid to rest in the nearby and well known cemetery. Rev.W.C.Davidson. 1-8-1904 CIVIL - DAVID - JOHN - - - - UNK - 12 22 1903 - UNKNOWN - Mr.John David, a former resident of the city, but now of Dark Corner died Tuesday night, Dec.22,1903. He was an old resident, and a confederate soldier. 12-25-1903 PIONEER-NATIVE-CIVIL WAR - DAVIS - D. - W. - - - 12 9 1833 - 6 27 1904 - CITY - Death of D.W.Davis=Two weeks ago today, Mr.D.W.Davis accidentally discharged his hammerless shotgun, the entire load of squirrel buckshot with which it was loaded passing into his foot. The wound was dressed by a local physician, and later, Dr.John Maury of Memphis, was called and he too dressed the wound. It was thought that he would survive, but ten days later, after the accident, June 27,1904, tetanus set in and in a few hours our friend and fellow citizen was a corpse. D.W.Davis was born in St.Francis county Dec.9,1833. He was son of Cornelius, a brother of John M. and T.J.Davis, Mrs.John C.Lynch, Mrs.F.D.Hayden, of Arizona, and a half brother of James M.Davis, formerly of this county. He was related to the Honorable Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy, and was an exemplary citizen, who took a lively interest in all affairs which affected the people. His father came to this county from Kentucky in 1828, and our subject was reared in the wilds of this territory at that time. He spent a great deal of his time in the hunt and chase, and it is remarkable that he was always so careful with his guns and that at last he should lose his life accidentally by his own hand. Mr.Davis had meagre school advantages in his younger days, but as he grew older, and greater opportunities presented themselves, he took advantage of them, and at his death there was perhaps not a better posted man in this county. He taught school and earned the means to take him through college, and finally took a course in civil engineering in McKendrie college. From Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Eastern Arkansas, we learn that subsequently he went to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and took part in the border warfare in Missouri and Kansas. He then followed surveying in Nebraska for a short time, when he returned to this county and held several political positions. When his country called to arms, he enlisted in the Crittenden Rangers, the first company raised in Arkansas. A few months later, he aided Marah Walker in raising his regiment,of which he was made Captain and Commissary. After the war, he came home, took up the practice of law, but soon resumed farming, and was later engaged to some extent in politics. In 1873, he was President of the Board of Supervisors of this county, a position at the time was about the same as that of County Judge. The county seat was at Madison at that time, and he and Capt.John Parham, now deceased, devised a scheme whereby it could be lawfully done, and did it one night while the inhabitants were asleep and without their consent. The extended the corporate limitsof the town of Madison westward about ten miles to L'anguille river, which was accordingly done, and that night the records were removed to Forrest City at the courthouse on Front Street. He was married in 1863 to Mrs.McClintook, and five children blessed their union:Blanche, now Mrs.J.S.Stuart, of Texarkana; DeWitt, also of Texarkana; Annie, David and Mabel, the later now Mrs.S.G.Norton, all of whom survive him. All were at the funeral from the residence, to interment at the Forrest City Cemetery. Rev.George E. Hancock officiating. Mr.Davis was a member of the Episcopal church, the Knights and Ladies of Honor, and in politics, a Swamp Democrat. He served on the Board of Directors for the public schools here, and styled himself as father of free schools in one campaign. He leaves his wife in fortunate circumstances, and each of the children have deeded their interest to their mother. 7-8-1904 PIONEER - DAVIS - DAVID - WARD - - - 1816 - 5 17 1904 - CALVERT - Last of the Cartigans=David Ward Davis, died at his residence near Haynes, May 17,1904, and was buried May 18 at Calvert Cemetery. Uncle Dave, as he was familiarly known, was from the old dominion stock, born in 1816, when Kentucky was yet an outpost of a westward moving civilization, when men were born to meet the conditions which surrounded their cradle, strong, sturdy, temperate, strenuous, capable of felling forests or building empires, when the law of conquest held away, and men were built in large and expansive moulds. He came to Arkansas with his father's family in 1829, and settled upon his abode until his final summons. The small band of early pioneers who came with him, invited by the rich promise and future of the land, bent their courage and energy towards reclaiming the territory east of the L'anguille river, when it was a far cry to human habitation from its west bank. He leaves behind a vast number of relations, prominent in the developments, but of his immediate family, his near kith and kin, he was the last survivor, the final link, that bound together the past and present generations, the old and the new, the quick and the dead. In his approximate 90 years of Christian life, he journeyed farther and nearer the throne of God than is given the average man in his temple of clay, and far out on life's way, weary of his burden he fell asleep. 5-20-1904 - DAVIS - DEE - - - - - UNK - UNKNOWN - Resolutions of Respect=To the officers and members of Forrest City Lodge No.329, Knights and Ladies of Honor, Whereas our esteemed brother Dee Davis has been taken from our midst. The lodge laments his loss. W.T.Sanders/T.W.McClendon/C.D.Terrell=Committee. 9-2-1904 CIVIL - DAVIS - THOMAS - A.R. - - - 12 4 1835 - 5 21 1905 - CITY - Death of T.A.R.Davis-Mr.Thomas A.R.Davis, was born Dec.4,1835 near Oxford, Miss., and was the eldest child of Rev.& Mrs.Arthur Davis. He became a member of the Methodist church at the age of 14, and has been a consistent Christian since, the bible being his guide through life. On July 17,1859 he married Miss Anna Atley of Mt.Pleasant, Miss. He served three years in the Civil war under Gen.N.B.Forrest. He came to Arkansas in Dec.1873, locating in St.Francis county, where he has since resided. He and Mrs.Davis were blessed with eight children, five of whom survive him, viz: Mattie C.; Henry A.; Tommye A.; Charlie A.; and Winfield. Two sisters, and two brothers, Mrs.Eliza C.Evans of Earlington, Ky., and Mrs.John M.Davis of this city, Dr.A.H.Davis, of Little Rock, and Mr.R.R.Davis of Cleburn, Texas. He died at his home of rheumatism of the heart, Sunday morning, May 21,1905, at the age of 69, after an illness of only a few days. The funeral services were held at the Methodist church by Rev.S.H.Babcock, whence a large number of friends and bereaved relatives followed the remains to the Forrest City cemetery, where they were laid to rest. The pallbearers were Messrs.John Eldridge, George Mallory, T.W.McClendon, James Fussell, B.F.McCrary, and F.C.Neely. Mrs.Geo.E.Davis of Wynne came down for the funeral of T.A.R.Davis, returning Monday night. Also, Mrs.Alma Fields from Memphis. 5-26-1905 - DAVIS - VARINA - - MRS. - HOWELL - 5 7 1826 - 10 16 1906 - HOLLYWOOD CEMETERY-RICHMOND,VA. - GONE TO REST=Widow of ex-President of the Confederacy is dead. At the age of eighty, Mrs.Jefferson Davis died at New York, who had been staying at the Hotel Majestic, who had been ill for a week, on Oct.16,1906. Death was due to pneumonia, induced by a severe cold, which she contracted upon her return from the Adirondacks, where she had spent the summer months. At the bedside, was the only surviving daughter of Mrs.J.Addison Hayes; Jefferson Davis Haynes, a grandson, who is a student at Princeton; Mrs.Charles F.Bateman, a niece; Dr. & Mrs.Robert H.Wylie, who with Dr.Webb, cared for Mrs.Davis throughout the illness. Mrs.Varina Howell (Jefferson) Davis was born at Vicksburg, Miss., May 7,1826. She was the second wife of Jefferson Davis, to whom she was married at Natchez, Miss., Feb.26,1845. She helped her husband when he wrote his "Decline and Fall of the Confederate Government." She wrote a book, "Jefferson Davis, a Memoir, by His Wife." It is expected that she will be buried in Richmond,Va. Varina Howell Birth: First Lady, Southern Confederacy, Author. The first marriage of Jefferson Davis to Sarah Taylor, daughter of General and future US president Zachary Taylor was of short duration as she passed away three months later from malaria. Ten years later while a planter at his plantation called "Brierfield" in Mississippi, he would marry Varina Howell. The marriage would endure and be lasting resulting in a family of six. She was born into privilege at the family plantation called the "Briers" located near Natchez, Mississippi to William B. and Margaret Lousia Howell. Her education was mainly social consistent with that accorded to prominent family daughters in the old South. First home tutored, Varina then attended Madame Greenland's finishing school in Philadelphia. She was but seventeen when she met Jefferson Davis, eighteen years her senior, while visiting the plantation of his brother adjacent to his own. Two months later they were engaged and after objections from her family were overcome, Varina married at eighteen. The couple planned on a life at "Brierfield," however, Jeff Davis was nominated for a seat in the US House of Representatives and Varina became a politicians wife. Her husband rose in political stature becoming a Senator. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Davis resigned his seat and the couple returned to "Brierfield" only to be elected President of the Confederate States of America. They moved first to Montgomery, Alabama the temporary capital and then to Richmond, Virginia, the permanent capital. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=DAVIS&GSsr=41&GScid=50668&GRid=20982& 10-19-1906 - DEAN - ALFRED - - - - UNK - 3 6 1905 - UNKNOWN - Alfred Dean, colored, had his leg and two fingers cut off while trying to board a moving train at Madison last Sunday night. He was brought here and taken care of by Deputy S.B.Swan until he died Monday, March 6,1905. Dean was on his way home to Widener, and had rode a freight train to Madison, and was trying to board the eastbound passenger train when the accident happened, and because he did not want to pay 18 cents fare, he lost his life. His wife took charge of the remains. 3-10-1905 - DELANO - CHARLES - EDWARD - - - 4 1904 - 7 9 1905 - CITY - AT REST-Chas.Edward, the sweet little fifteen month old baby of Mr.& Mrs.Chas.Delano, was called to rest Sunday, July 9,1905, after an illness of only a few days. The little darling was interred in the Forrest City cemetery Monday morning, the funeral services being conducted by Rev.P.H.Hensley of the Presbyterian church. 7-14-1905 - DEVASIER - FRANCES - E. - MISS - - 11 30 1897 - 11 17 1906 - HUGHES - FRANCES E.DEVASIER-Dies from wound inflicted by fire. Frances E.Devasier, daughter of Mr.& Mrs.F.F.Devasier, of Newcastle, was playing with her baby brother on a pallet before the fire. While passing between him and and the fire, her clothing caught fire, and when she discovered her accident, she became excited and ran from the house. Her older sister tried to catch her to no avail, running frantically, until she ran to her mother, who was running from Mr.W.O.Pirtle's house when Mr.R.C.Smith caught her, and tore the fragments of clothing from her, assisted by the mother, who burned her hands so badly the flesh seems to be cooked to the bones of a part of her fingers. Gathering to assist, were neighbors, and Dr.J.F.McDougal who dressed the wounds, but it was not enough. She was burned on Thursday, and lasted until Saturday morning, Nov.17,1906. She was born on Nov.30,1897, eighteen years, eleven months, and seventeen days old. She was a very bright child, but was timid as a fawn, but so kind and obedient that to know her was to love her. She was so much interested in education, that she pleaded to go to school after her wounds were dressed. Rev.J.C.Kelso conducted the religious ceremonies at the home, and concluded the services at the Hughes cemetery where the body was laid to rest. 11-23-1906 - DEVAZIER - ELBERT - - MASTER - - 1898 - 7 5 1906 - HUGHES - NEUROLOGICAL=Elbert Devazier, age 8 years, son of Mr.& Mrs.Chas.Devazier of near Caldwell, died at the home of his parents, July 5,1906, of meningitis, and was buried the following day in Hughes cemetery. We could not learn particulars. He was a bright boy, the joy of his relatives, and will be sorely missed. 7-13-1906 - DEVAZIER - JAMES - H. - - - 9 22 1852 - 7 26 1905 - HUGHES - Mr.James Devasier, aged 54 years, who came to this county in his early childhood, died Wednesday night, July 26,1905, at his home in Caldwell, and was buried at the Caldwell cemetery yesterday afternoon. He leaves a family, two sons being employed with the Forrest City Ice & Power Co. in this city, to whom we extend sincere sympathy in their great bereavement. Spelling Devazier in the Hughes cemetery. 7-28-1905 - DEVINE - HOWELL - - - - UNK - 7 22 1905 - MADISON - Mr.Howell Divine died at the home of his niece, Mrs.F.M.Chaney, at Madison, Sunday night, July 22,1905, and was buried the following day at the Madison cemetery. He had been in bad health a long time, and had been staying at the home of his niece. He was taken ill with flux Thursday of last week, and survived the attack only three days. His wife, and two daughters, aged 4 and 7 years, are somewhere near Vicksburg, Miss. There being no minister present, a service was held by Mr.George Crippen. Deceased was brother of Mrs.Mollie Carr of this city. 7-28-1905 - DICKARD - WALTER - - - - 1881 - 9 11 1906 - UNKNOWN - Walter Dickard Killed at Biscoe- Walter Dickard was cut in several places yesterday evening, Sep.11,1906, in a saloon at Biscoe and died within 5 minutes. Walter Houston is held for the killing, without bail. Both men were employed as drivers of logging teams by a man named Lewis. The have been working near Clarendon, but were moving to the Biscoe neighborhood. They stopped at Devall's Bluff, and started drinking there. On arriving in Biscoe, they continued drinking, and a fight ensued with the result. Houston is about 25 years of age, and came to this county about a year ago from Illinois. Dickard, also about 25 years of age, unmarried and formerly lived in this county where he has relatives. He was a nephew of Will Dickard, who is in the hotel business. He came here from Goodwin, where the body was taken for burial. Arkansas Gazette, Sep.12. 9-14-1906 - DINWIDDIE - EDNA - LEE - MRS. - HAMPTON - 6 30 1943 - 1 11 2008 - POPLAR GROVE - Mrs. Edna Lee Dinwiddie, age 64, of Forrest City, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2008. Mrs. Dinwiddie was born June 30, 1943, the daughter of Lee and Ida Mae Hampton of Helena. She spent most of her life in Forrest City and was a homemaker. Mrs. Dinwiddie is survived by three sons, Billy Joe Carr, James Dinwiddie Jr. and Walter Dinwiddie all of Forrest City; three sisters, Linda Morris of Austin, Texas, Ida Mae Hampton of Little Rock and Ethel Murphy of Houston, Texas; two brothers, Charles Hampton of Forrest City and Michael Hampton of Italy; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Louis Dinwiddie Sr, a son, Louis Dinwiddie Jr. and three brothers. Visitation for Mrs. Dinwiddie will be held on Friday, Jan. 18, 2008, from 12 to 5 p.m. at Woodhouse Mortuary. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008, at the Greater Mount Olive Church at 2 p.m. with Pastor Pernell Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Poplar Grove Cemetery.Published: 2008-01-17 - DODD - HARRY - - - - UNK - 4 28 1904 - UNKNOWN - News reached the city Sunday of the drowning on Thursday of last week, Apr.28,1904, of Harry Dodd in the St.Francis river, about 15 miles south of Madison, a young man employed in the rafting of timber. It seems he fell asleep in his dugout, fell out, and was unable to recover from the shock. 5-6-1904 - DORRIS - BABY - - - - UNK - 10 17 1904 - UNKNOWN - Mr.& Mrs.G.G.Doris of Johnson township lost their baby Monday night, Oct.17,1904. The live about nine miles north of the city 10-21-1904 - DOYLE - GRACE - - MRS. - SLAUGHTER - UNK - 9 23 1906 - INDIAN TERRITORY - His mother, and other relatives and a wide circle of friends here were shocked to hear of the death of Mrs.Grace Slaugher Doyle, wife of Mr.Will Doyle, formerly of this city. She died Sunday morning, Sep.23,1906, at the home of her parents in Hartshorne, Indian Territory, to which place she had been removed from her home at Howe. Miss Mamie and Mr.F.C.Doyle, sister and brother, respectively, of the bereaved husband, left Sunday night to attend the funeral and mingle sorrow with him and comfort him to the utmost of their power. We understand that Mr.Doyle will return here for a visit about next week. 9-28-1906 - DUDLEY - BURLEY - - - - 1898 - 12 27 1903 - PALESTINE - Squire W.S.Nugent, of Goodwin township, was in town Monday to secure a coffin for his grandson, little Burley Dudley, son of Robert and Edna Dudley, who died Sunday night of dyptheria, Dec.27,1903.The remains were interred in the Palestine cemetery Tuesday, Rev.John ? conducting the ceremonies. The boy was five years old, and was the pride and joy of the household. Grandpa Nugent was especially fond of the little fellow, and sorely grieved at the sudden and untimely taking off of his favorite. Grandpa had intended to buy his pet a lot of "Santa Claus," but Christmas was a sad one to him. We extend our friends sincere sympathy in this sad hour of darkest gloom. 1-1-1904 - DUNCAN - WILL - E. - - - 1861 - 11 3 1904 - UNKNOWN - Death of Mr.W.E.Duncan=Will Duncan is dead. The news spread like a flash over the city yesterday, Nov.3,1904, and caused universal regret among both white and colored citizens. He was well known and favorably known by a large majority of the white citizens of this county who do residing in Forrest City, and he had more white friends than any other. He was born in Perry, Georgia in 1861, and was about 43 years of age. He came to Forrest City when he was 13, and has resided here ever since. He was the proprietor of the Imperial Barber Shop, and no one ever left there with cause for regret. He married a daughter of Louis Moody, and has seven children to mourn his loss. His remains will be buried in the cemetery just east of Dr.Dooley's home, Sunday morning. 11-4-1904 - DYE - REBECCA - - MRS. - REYER - 1924 - 2 26 2008 - BARNISHAW - WYNNE - Rebecca Reyer Dye, 84, of Colt died Tuesday in Wynne. She was preceded by her parents; husband, Grady Dye; son, Curtis Dye; one brother; and three sisters. Survivors include sons, Burtis and Gary Dye, both of Colt; daughters, Patsy Mc- Kee of Pangburn and Marcia Renigar of Harrison; brothers, Noble and Ralph Reyer; sisters, Sallie Pipkins, Rachel Miller and Sadie Smith; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in Thompson-Wilson Wynne Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Barnishaw Cemetery. Visitation is today from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home, (870) 238-9400. -JONESBORO SUN 2-28-2008 CIVIL - EAGLE - JAMES - PHILLIP - GOVERNOR - - 8 10 1837 - 12 20 1904 - MOUNT HOLLY - Death of Ex-Governor, James P.Eagle=Arkansas' sixteenth Governor, James P.Eagle,is dead. He had been the head of the Southern Baptist Association for 21 straight years. ARKANSAS GAZETTE-DEC.21-Former Gov.James Philip Eagle died here Tuesday, Dec.20,1904, after a short illness. He was 67 years old. He was born in Maury Co., Tenn., in 1837, served in the Confederate army during the Civil War, in all grades from Private to Colonel, afterwards entering into the Baptist ministry and engaged extensively in cotton farming. He was four times a member, and once speaker of the Arkansas legislature, served as a member of the constitutional convention of 1874, and as one of the three commisioners on the adjustment of the Brooke-Baxter war for the governorship, and was Governor from 1890 to 1893. He was buried next to his wife, who died Feb.15,1903, and interment was in Mount Holly cemetery. He had been a devoted watcher at his brothers bedside, Col.W.H.Eagle, who lies critically ill only a few blocks from the governor's home at 219 East Seventh St.. He had no children. In the Civil war, in which he enlisted as a private in 1861, he took part in many battles in the Indian Territory, Missouri, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Mississippi, and North Carolina. He was once badly wounded, once a prisoner at Fort Delaware. He surrendered in North Carolina with Joseph E.Johnson in 1865. At the time he was a lieutenant colonel. In 1867 he attended school in Lonoke, and in 1870 and 1874 attended Mississippi college. In 1872 he was elected to the legislature. In 1888, he was elected governor, and reelected in 1890. He never lost an election in which he participated. He came to Arkansas in November 1839 with his parents. He is survived by one brother, Col.W.H.Eagle, of Little Rock; and three sisters; Mrs.Mattie Boyd, Mrs.Mary J.Jones, and Mrs.Sallie Mower, all of Lonoke. 12-23-1904 - ELLIOTT - MELISSA - J. - MRS. - ADAMS - UNK - 12 19 1905 - UNKNOWN - Death of Mrs.Elliott-Mrs.M.J.Elliott, the venerable mother of Mrs.Anna Murphree of this place, died at the residence of her daughter on Tuesday, Dec.19,1905, after an illness of several days. The remains were taken the following day to the family graveyard, in the Dark Corner neighborhood, where they were laid away to await the resurrection morn. Miss Melissa Adams was born in Graves County, Ky., near Mayfield. She was married to Wm.Elliott in 1862, and her married life passed in this county. She was a devoted member of the Baptist church for many years, and bore an enviable reputation as a good, spiritually minded woman. Four children, three of which preceded her to the better land, blessed their marriage, and seven or eight grandchildren mourn their loss. 12-22-1905 - ELLIS - BESSIE - - MISS - - 1899 - 4 1905 - UNKNOWN - Miss Bessie Ellis, the six year old daughter of Mr.& Mrs.Felix Ellis of Wynne, who was bitten by a dog on March 20, and subsequently brought to this city for treatment by the Pittman madstone, is dead from hydrophobia. 4-14-1905 - ELLIS - FELIX - - - - UNK - 7 18 1904 - UNKNOWN - Felix Ellis, a nephew of Mr.W.H.Aldridge, died at Wynne Monday, July 18,1904, and was buried at Hamlin Tuesday. 7-22-1904 - ENGLAND - EMMA - - MRS. - - UNK - 12 20 1906 - HUGHES - Mrs. Emma England, and old and highly respected citizen of Johnson township, died Wednesday, Dec.20,1906, at her home, and was buried the following day at the Hughes cemetery. The bereaved relatives have our sincere sympathy in their loss. PLOT 919-OLD YARD 12-21-1906 CIVIL - ENGLAND - J. - T. - - - 1845 - 11 3 1906 - HUGHES - Mr.J.T.England, of Johnson township, answered the last call Saturday, Nov.3,1906. He was suddenly stricken with heart disease and passed away instantly. His remains were interred in the Hughes cemetery Sunday under the auspices of the Masonic order,of which he was a faithful member. Mr.England was 61 years of age. He served in the Civil war under Colonel Dobbins. One by one, the old Confeds are passing away, and in a few years all will be gone, but not forgotten. The Times offers condolences to the afflicted family. 11-16-1906 - EVANS - IDA - - MRS. - - UNK - 10 22 1906 - GEORGIA - A telegram from Columbus, Ga. Tuesday morning to Mr.S.P.McDaniel announced the death of Mrs.Ida Evans, wife of J.J. (Bud) Evans. She died Monday, Oct.22,1906. 10-26-1906 - EVANS - J. - J. - MRS. - - 1874 - 10 22 1906 - LINWOOD - Sad Death of Mrs.J.J.Evans= Mrs.J.J.Evans died at her residence yesterday, Oct.22,1906, after an illness of some weeks. Mrs.Evans and her husband moved to Columbus about six months ago from St.Louis, and it is understood they have no relatives in this city. They made scores of friends the short time they lived here. Mrs.Evans was 32 years of age, and was highly esteemed and of many noble qualities. The funeral services took place from the residence this morning, and were laid to rest in Linwood cemetery, the services conducted by Rev.Leon Lewis and J.M.Gilmore. Columbus, Ga. Exchange, Oct.23. 11-2-1906 - EZELL - ELMER - - - - UNK - 9 7 1903 - CITY - Elmer Ezell, infant son of Mr.& Mrs.O.E.Ezell died Monday after an illness of barely two days. The remains were laid to rest in the City Cemetery Tuesday, Rev.W.H.Dyer officiating. Elmer was a bright little fellow, and his taking away will leave a void in the household. The parents have the sympathy of all; but for real consolation they will have to look to Him who doeth all things well. 9-11-1903 - EZELL - MYRA - LEE - MISS - - 6 5 1904 - 10 31 1904 - CITY - Death of Mrs.Myra Lee Ezell= The Times regrets to have to report the death of Myra Lee, daughter of Mr.& Mrs.O.A.Ezell, which sad event occurred Monday morning, Oct.31,1904. The little one had been sick four of the five months of life, and gradually wasted away. The remains were laid to rest in the Forrest City cemetery the same afternoon, Elder J.A.McCord officiating. 11-4-1904 - EZELL - WILMER - - MISS - - 2 26 1906 - 8 7 1906 - UNKNOWN - Death of Wilmer Ezell=Wednesday morning, the remains of little Wilmer Ezell were laid to rest beneath a bed of beautiful flowers to rest until the great day comes. Elder J.H.Cason performing the funeral ceremony. The little baby girl was barely five months old, yet in that short time had endeared herself to her parents and friends of the family. She was taken sick on Sunday, and notwithstanding the best of attention, passed away on Tuesday, Aug.7,1906. Words are inadequate to assuage the grief of the parents, but it is comforting to know that some day we will meet in a better land and "know each other there," and they will find their baby hovering around the throne of God. PROBABLY IN CITY CEMETERY. 8-10-1906 NATIVE - EZELL - WILMER - - - - 2 26 1906 - 8 10 1906 - FCTIMES - Mr.& Mrs.O.A.Ezell had a new baby girl on Feb.26 weighing something less than 25 pounds! 3-2-1906 - FERGUSON - CHARLEY - - - - UNK - 12 1903 - MEMPHIS - Cody Ferguson, who is braking on a passenger run in Oklahoma, was in town Saturday. He had been to his brother Charley's funeral in Memphis. Cody is doing fine and looking handsome. 12-11-1903 - FERGUSON - L. - D. - JR. - - UNK - 6 3 1905 - TENNESSEE - Master L.D.Ferguson, Jr.,of Memphis, a relative of Mr.W.C.Ferguson and sons of this county, and who has been confined to his bed for two months with inflammatory rheumatism, and an affection of the heart,died at his home Saturday night, June 3,1905, and the remains were taken to Bolton College and interred Sunday afternoon. The young man had been visiting in Franks township, and became worse, when his father came and took him home. 6-9-1905 - FERGUSON - O. - B. - - - UNK - 12 14 1905 - TENNESSEE - A GRUESOME EXPERIENCE=Mr.W.J.Todd makes a startling discovery, awoke in his room at the Old Central Hotel in Memphis, and found his roommate dead on the floor. Finding his roommate as a corpse, W.J.Todd of Forrest City had an unexpected experience per the Commercial Appeal of Dec.14,1905, and one which casued him to ask that a coroner's inquest be held to determine the cause of death of O.B.Ferguson, who had the night before had gone to rest with him in a room at the old Central Hotel in apparent good health and the best of spirits. According to the statement, Todd had been visiting in the city, when he met Mr.Ferguson, the latter a representative of the Queen Insurance Company from Little Rock, and had insured some property for Todd. They spent the early evening together, they had been drinking, and Ferguson accompanied him to the hotel where they retired to the room with each in a different bed. When Todd awoke, he found Ferguson in a sitting posture on the floor, his head resting on the bedrail. He did not find a pulse when he checked the body, and reported the death to the authorities. The autopsy showed death from heart failure. The remains will be shipped to Ripley, Tenn. for interment. 12-22-1905 - FERGUSON - WILLIAM - C. - - - 1848 - 5 24 1906 - McDANIEL - Death of Mr.Will C.Ferguson=Mr.W.C.Ferguson, a well known and highly esteemed citizen of St.Francis county died at his residence, corner of Dillard and Rosser Streets, yesterday morning, May 24,1906, of cancer of his kidneys, and was buried this forenoon in the McDaniel cemetery. Elder J.A.McCord in charge of the funeral. Deceased was 58 years of age, a native of Tennessee, he came to Arkansas in 1874, locating at Fergusonville, where he raised a large family and seven children by his first wife, namely Miss Emma Logan, W.R.Ferguson, Mrs.Anna Brittain, and Joe, E?, Blanche, and Lula Ferguson. He was married to Miss Kate Rogers, and she together with two daughters, Mrs.Peyton T.Scott, and Nonie Rogers are also left to mourn the loss of a good and kind indulgent father. Mr.Ferguson had not been well for some time, but had not taken to his bed on last Sunday night. Four brothers, namely: James N.Ferguson, Huntington, Ark.;L.D.Ferguson and wife of Memphis; W.D.Ferguson of Pine Bluff; and C.H.Ferguson and wife of Memphis, attended the funeral. The writer has known the gentleman for twenty years, he was a good man, above the average. He was not the member of any church, but he was honest and conscientious in his dealings with the world. SEE BIO. 5-25-1906 5-25-1906 NATIVE - FINLEY - JOHN - P. - - - 6 19 1876 - 2 1 1906 - CITY - John P.Finley, son of Mr.Sam P. and Jeanie Finley, and a nephew of Mrs.E.Boyle, and Mr.J.M.Brown of this city, and Mrs.C.F.Hinton of Wynne, died at the residence of Mrs.Boyle on Thursday evening, Feb.1,1906. He had been living in Argenta with his sister, where he had been in failing health for some time. He was raised in Forrest City by his aunt, Mrs.Boyle, and for several years was a well known figure here. He was employed with Mr.M.V.Hancock for a long time, and had a large circle of friends who regret his death at such an early age. He was born in this county on June 19,1876, and his parents died while he was very young. He leaves besides the above relatives, two sisters, Mrs.Celia Chappelle and Mrs.Stuart McCoy, both of Little Rock, to mourn his demise. He was baptized in the Catholic church in 1896 by Rev.Father Hork, who conducted the ceremony this morning at Mrs.Boyles residence, and then the remains were taken to the Forrest City cemetery for burial. I believe he was a recruit from here for the Spanish American War. 2-2-1906 - FOLBRE - CLAUDE - ALVIN - - - 11 8 1876 - 1 20 1906 - CITY - CLAUDE ALVIN FOLBRE-Born at Forrest City, Ark. Nov.8,1876, died at San Antonio, Texas Jan.20,1906. Son of T.C. and M.M.Folbre. Funeral services at the Church of the Good Shepherd by Rev.J.J.Cornish of Marianna, Jan.23,1906. Many friends were gathered at the church to offer the last tokens of respect and friendship to the memory of the departed. Flowers in rich abundance, from friends in Texas and elsewhere, spoke in sweet, mute eloquence, of several ties. After the hymns and service, the mortal remains were taken to the Forrest City cemetery for burial. Mr.Folbre had been in failing health for some time, and for several months had been in Texas trying the benefits of its balmy air. For several weeks, Mrs.Folbre had been with him, along with his devoted brother, Hubert, had been his companion. Six days before his death, Mrs.Folbre came home on account of overtaxed strength, and at that time the physician seemed hopeful of a permanent improvement, but this was not to be. When at the end of life, he was resigned to his fate. Claude A.Folbre was next to the eldest son of four brothers, the others being:T.C.Jr, Hubert, and Homer. His mother died when he was quite young, and besides his brothers, is survived by his father, Judge Thomas C.Folbre, three half brothers, Frank, Jean, and Gerald, and the present Mrs.Folbre, also her daughter, Mrs.W.Ferguson. No mention of his wife:12-14-1894 - Folbre - Claud - A. - Claud A. Folbre and Miss Maud Gurley, were married in Memphis yesterday morning at 8:30a.m, having gone over on the early morning train. It was a case of "love laughs at locksmiths," and the happy young couple returned last night. Mr.Folbre is the second son of our popular circuit clerk, T.C. Folbre, and the bride is a daughter of Mrs. O.P. Wolff, wife of our enterprising sheriff. They were met at the train last night by numerous friends. 1-26-1906 - FOLEY - WATSON - - - - 1838 - 10 5 1906 - UNKNOWN - Watson Foley, who will be remembered by many who have resided here twenty years or longer, as an honest, industrious, and respected cabinet maker of this city, died in Helena last Friday, Oct.5,1906, The Helena Bulletin says he died of old age, and leaves neither kith nor kin, so far as known. He was 68 years of age. 10-12-1906 - FONDREN - N. - L. - MRS. - - UNK - 12 24 1903 - UNKNOWN - Mrs.N.L.Fondren, mother of Mr.J.T.Fondren, died at the residence of the latter yesterday, Dec.24,1903. The funeral took place from the residence Christmas afternoon. 12-25-1903 - FONDREN - NANNIE - LOU - MRS. - - 1831 - 12 24 1903 - CITY - Death of Mrs.N.L.Fondren-Mrs.N.L.Fondren died on Thursday, Dec.31,1903, at the residence of her son, Mr.J.T.Fondren, of pneumonia, after an illness of seven or eight days, in her 73rd year. Mrs.Fondren was born in Lafayette county, Mississippi, in January 1831, and was married to Rufus S.Fondren, in January 1849, who died in October 1868, thirty five years prior to her death. She had resided in Forrest City since 1877?, and leaves one son, Mr.J.T.Fondren, cashier of the Bank of Eastern Arkansas, and many other dear relatives and friends, including five grandchildren, to mourn their loss. Mrs.Fondren was a fond mother, a devoted Christian, and a member of the Baptist church from girlhood, who never thought any kind of church work too hard or too much trouble. She was always thinking of the comfort and welfare of others rather than her own and was loved by all who knew her. The remains were interred in the Forrest City cemetery Christmas day, religious services conducted by Elder Milton Hall. We extend our heartfelt sympathy and condolence to the bereaved relatives and especially to the son who had been her joy and comfort in her declining years. 1-1-1904 - FONDREN - RUFUS - S. - - - UNK - 10 1868 - UNKNOWN - HUSBAND OF MRS.N.L.FONDREN 1-1-1904 - FORBES - A. - B. - REV. - - 1828 - 3 16 1905 - UNKNOWN - Many friends in the circle of the Times circulation will be pained to learn of the death of Rev.A.B.Forbes, a well known Presbyterian minister. He died at the home of relatives at Lake City, Ark., on Thursday, March 16,1905, at the advanced age of 77 years. 3-24-1905 - FORD - GERALD - - - - 1972 - 12 29 2007 - SHADY GROVE - Mr. Gerald Ford, age 35, of Forrest City, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2007, at his home. Mr. Ford, formerly of Chicago, Ill., is survived by his wife, Darleane Ford of Forrest City; a sister, Christina Ford of Chicago, Ill. and two brothers, Theodore Ford of Little Rock and James Ford of Chicago, Ill. Visitation for Mr. Ford will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008, in the Chapel of Woodhouse Mortuary. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008, at 5 p.m. at the Fresh Anointing with Rev. Florine Tousant Milligan officiating. Burial will be held on Monday, Jan. 7, 2008, in Shady Grove Cemetery.Published: 2008-01-03 - FRANCIS - ANNA - R. - MRS. - - UNK - 1 15 1906 - MEMPHIS - Death of Mrs.Francis=Mrs.Anna R.Francis, aunt of Mrs.James Fussell, died on Monday, Jan.15,1906, at the Fussell home. Mrs.Francis had for several years divided her time between this place and Memphis with nieces who had been indebted to her for loving motherly care. It was during her annual visit to Mrs.Fussell that she was stricken with the fatal disease. For weeks all that food, care, and assidious and scientific nursing could do, was used to alleviate and if possible, to banish disease, but all proved unavailing. The end came quietly-a fitting close to a useful Christian life. Mrs.E.F.Willis and Mrs.Shepherd, of Memphis, were with her as was Mrs.Fussell. The body was taken to Memphis for internment. Funeral services were held by Rev.A.B.Curry of the Presbyterian church. 1-19-1906 - FRANKS - BERTIE - - MISS - - 12 17 1902 - 9 10 1905 - CITY - Bertie Franks, the little 3 year old daughter of Mr.& Mrs.James Franks, died Sunday, Sep.10,1905, of congestion, and was buried on Tuesday at the Forrest City cemetery, Eld.J.A.McCord officiating. The family have our sincere sympathy in their sore bereavement. could be Birdie Mae buried in Hughes Cemetery, death on Sep.5,1905. 9-15-1905 - GALLOWAY - - - MRS. - - UNK - 12 1902 - UNKNOWN - Capt.James Fussell spent several days in Memphis the first of the week attending the funeral of his mother in law, Mrs.Galloway. 1-2-1903 - GATTINGER - VIRGINIA - - MRS. - - 1924 - 1 14 2008 - ARLINGTON NATIONAL - Virginia Rhea Mathews Gattinger, 84, of Tampa, Florida, formerly of Forrest City, died on Monday, Jan. 14, 2008. Preceded in death by her husbands, Lawrence Glenn Mathews Sr., and Joseph E. Gattinger, and her son, Lawrence Glenn Mathews, Jr. Survivors include daughter, Arlyn Rhea Mathews Hawley and her husband, Allen, and their children, Allyson Rhea Griffith (Chris), and Robert Mathews Hawley, all of Athens, Georgia; daughter, Margaret Mathews and her husband Scott Ilgenfritz, and their children, Arlyn and Carter, all of Tampa; daughter, Sue Gattinger Farris and her husband ,Cole, and their children, Nathan and Blake, of Conway, Arkansas; daughter-in-law, Michele Mathews and her sons, Glenn and Sean, of Clermont, Florida, and Don Gattinger, of Conway, Arkansas and David Gattinger and his wife Kathy, of Maumelle, Arkansas; three great grandchildren, Lauren Rhea Griffith and Wilson Mathews Griffith, of Athens, Georgia, and Lawrence Frederick Mathews, of Clermont, Florida. Mrs. Gattinger came to Forrest City as a child and was raised "Out Home" by the Eldridge family. In 1945, she married Lawrence Glenn Mathews and moved with him to many cities and countries during his Army career. Upon his death, she returned to Forrest City. In 1968, she married Joe Gattinger. Mrs. Gattinger taught at and was principal of Forrest City Primary School and Central Elementary for many years before retiring in 1990. She was a graduate of Texas State College for Women and obtained a Masters Degree from Arkansas State University. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and served in many volunteer positions, especially ones which sought to improve literacy. In 2001 she moved to Tampa. Burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery. The family requests that those wishing to honor the memory of Mrs. Gattinger make memorial contributions to First United Methodist Church of Forrest City or the Forrest City Library. Blount & Curry Funeral Home, Tampa, FL. in charge of arrangements (813) 876-2421.Published: 2008-01- - GIBSON - JONAS - - - - UNK - 2 17 1905 - UNKNOWN - Jonas Gibson, living with his wife on the Houston place, three miles north of Widener, on the St.Francis river was found dead in his chair, last Friday evening, Feb. 17,1905, who had just returned from a visit to her mother on an adjoining farm. He was tied to the chair with a towel, and had apparently been choked to death. She had been said to be friendly with another man, and it is supposed that he did the deed. He had also been stabed in the abdomen and scrotum area by a long blade knife, found next to the chair. Two men are jailed by Dep.Swan until the matter can be resolved. 2-24-1905 - GILES - JOHN - A. - - - 10 15 1866 - 1 9 1906 - HUGHES - We regret exceedingly to learn of the death of our esteemed friend, and patron, Mr.John Giles, which occurred at his home one mile west of the Hughes cemetery on last Tuesday morning, Jan.9,1906, from and accident. He was cutting a "board' tree when a sliver hit in the head, fracturing his skull and killing him almost instantly. He was an exemplary citizen, a kind neighbor, a good husband and father, and a man whom we were proud to call our friend. We extend our sincere sympathy to the family in their sudden and awful bereavement. 1-12-1906 - GILES - JOHN - ANDREW - MASTER - - 1902 - 7 5 1906 - HUGHES - NEUROLOGICAL=John Andrew Giles, age four years, son of Mr.& Mrs.J.A.Giles of Johnson township died July 5,1906, of congestion, and was buried the following day at Hughes cemetery. The little fellow was ill only a few days. We extend sincere condolences to the bereaved. 7-13-1906 - GILLILAND - WILL - - - - UNK - 7 28 1904 - UNKNOWN - Last Thursday, week, Jul.28,1904, Robt.Cobb shot and instantly killed Will Gilliland at the home of Wm.Henry Cobb. about a mile and a half southwest of Colt. He was arrested, and at the inquest, he pleaded it was an accident. He was discharged after the examining trial. 8-5-1904 - GLOVER - RUBE - - - - UNK - 12 3 1905 - LULU - Mr.Rube Glover, one of the oldest citizens in this part of the state, died on last Sunday, Dec.3,1905, and was buried the following day at Lulu. Democrat Times. 12-8-1905 - GOLDBERG - ISRAEL - - - - 1858 - 3 28 1903 - UNKNOWN - SUICIDE OF ISRAEL GOLDBERG=Israel Goldberg, one of the most prominent and wealthy citizens of St.Francis county, committed suicide at his home in Wheatley, twenty miles west of here, last Saturday morning, Mar.28,1903, by shooting himself five times with a Smith & Wesson pistol. The balls entering just above the heart. He expired almost immediately. He was 45 years of age, and had been conducting a general merchandise business there for the last twenty years. An inquest was held,but no cause could be found. He is survived by a wife and three children, to whom we extend sympathy in their great bereavement. 4-3-1903 - GORUM - DORRIS - - - - 1891 - 12 20 1904 - UNKNOWN - Dorris Gorum, 13 year old son of Mr.& Mrs.H.E.Gorum died at their home in Palestine Tuesday, Dec.20,1904, and was buried Wednesday. The Times extends sympathy to the bereaved family. They have been most unfortunate in the loss of their loved ones, several other children having passed away at an early age. 12-23-1904 - GRAHAM - SPENCER - LEE - - - 6 30 1941 - 2 21 2008 - UNKNOWN - Sunrise June 30, 1941- Sunset Feb. 21, 2008. Deacon Spencer Lee Graham departed this life Thursday, February 21, 2008 at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Youngstown, OH. He was born June 30, 1941 in Forrest City, AR. The son to Elliott and Eva Graham. He was a former employee of a steel mill in Buffalo, NY and was head cook at Longo's Italian Restaurant for over 16 years. He was a faithful member of Nevels Temple Church of God in Christ for 20 years, he was loyal to his pastor and first lady and was committed to helping to build God's house. He served as a deacon on the deacon's board until his death. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 23 years, the former Juanita Ward; two daughters, Mrs. Glenell (James) Brooke and Mrs. Tamara (George) Johnson both of Youngstown; 11 sons, Spencer (Ethel) Graham, Jr. of Tacoma, WA., Jeremiah Graham of Columbus, Nahum, Daniel, Timothy, Elliott, Gideon, Caleb, Israel, Jonathan and Matthew Graham, all of Youngstown; a brother Elliott T. Graham, Jr. of Williamville, N; six sisters, Ann Davis, Rosie Hamilton and Bernice Stewart, all of Forrest City, AR., Geneva Simmons of Buffalo, Vicky Hughlett and Mary Graham both of Milwaukee. Five grandchildren, Jamica Graham, Dylan and Jordyn Johnson, James C. Brooke and Stephon Graham; one great-grandchild Charisma M. Caldwell; and a host of family and friends. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Author and Frank Graham. Home going celebration was held at Nevels Temple Church of God in Christ Thursday, February 28 at 11:00 a.m. with L.E. Blacks, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home in charge. Deacon Graham was a very loved and respected man. He was referred to as a gentle giant. He was a man of few words but had an impact on all who knew him. He will be greatly missed by all. Scripture: II Timothy 4: 7-8: I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. Lovingly submitted by his family, thank you to L.E. Blacks, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home. Paid obituary. Published: 2008-03-05 - GRAY - MARTHA - ANTOINETTE - MRS. - McDANIEL - 8 6 1854 - 5 3 1906 - McDANIEL - Death of Mrs.Gray=Mrs.Martha Antoinette Gray, widow of Dr.Allen H.Gray, died yesterday morning at the Crofford Sanitarium in Memphis, May 3,1906, where she had been taken several weeks ago for treatment. She was about 52 years of age, and one of St.Francis county's most noble Christian women. The precious remains arrived here yesterday morning, and were taken in charge by Stevens Brothers Undertakers, who conveyed them to the home of her brother, Mr.S.P.McDaniel, Forrest City, and were interred in the McDaniel cemetery this afternoon, Rev.Sidney Babcock performing the funeral ceremonies. She leaves a daughter, Mrs.Joe Campbell of Caldwell, and two sons, Bert and Ernest, of McDaniel, besides five brothers and numerous other relatives in the county, to mourn. She was a sister of our neighbor, Mr.S.P.McDaniel, to whom and others bereaved who we offer our sincere sympathy and condolence. She was a splendid woman, and has gone to her reward. Her brother, Mr.A.J.McDaniel of Memphis attended the funeral. 5-4-1906 - GRAY - R. - P. - - - 1882 - 9 1904 - UNKNOWN - Negro Killed at Palestine=R.P.Gray, aged about 22 years, was shot by Mr.Henry Jordan of Palestine last Saturday. It arose over the place where Gray was told to store cotton that he picked. Unable to read the particulars. Gray lived a couple of days and died from the pistol shot. 9-30-1904 - GRAY - WALTER - - - - UNK - 6 6 1905 - COLLIERSVILLE - AN ATTROCIOUS DEED-Walter Gray, merchant and farmer on St.Francis river, brained with an ax, body loaded with iron, and thrown into the river. Three white men and a negroe charged and in jail for committing the inhuman deed. On Saturday morning, June 10,1905, while employed in catching logs, at the river near Madison, Andy Reed, a negroe, discovered the body of a man floating downstream, at a point near the box factory. Reed immediately caught the gruesome find, and tied it up to the bank, and notified the citizens of Madison, who notifed the coroner and sheriff. Coroner Alley proceeded to the scene at once, and empanelling a jury, held an inquest, at which the only witness, Reed, was examined. The result was an unknown man, hit with an ax in the head which caused his death. It was soon learned that Mr.Walter Gray had been missing since June 6. HIs location is nine miles north of Madison on the St.Francis river. The examination of his place revealed evidence of foul play, on Sunday Undertaker Stevens took the body for preparation, and shipped it to Colliersville. Mrs.Gray, mother of Walter Gray, swore out a warrant for Gus Benton, who had been staying with Gray at his store since January. A colored man, who had been doing work for Gus Benton, upon investigation, John Davis, confessed to the plot of Gus Benton, Bob Martin, and Henry Minor, stating that Benton had planned the deed. They waited until he was asleep, then came in and used the ax on him, resulting in his death. Over $600 was in the store, and Benton deposited $200 in the Bankd of Eastern Arkansas, and Martin was spending money freely in town a day or two after the killing.Judge Hutton to Try Men Who Killed Walter Gray-Sheriff W.E.Williams on orders of Judge Hutton, convened a special grand jury on Monday to look into the murder of Walter Gray. There has been talk of a lynching. 6-16-1905 - GREEN - M. - E. - MRS. - - 1878 - 7 5 1906 - CITY - NEUROLOGICAL=Mrs.M.E.Green, aged 28 years, beloved wife of Mr.T.B.Green, died at their home at Blackfish siding, on July 5,1906 of dropsy. The remains were brought to this city and interred in the Forrest City cemetery, Rev.S.H.Babcock, of the Methodist church, performing the funeral services. She was a loving wife and a good neighbor whose loss will be greatly felt in that neighborhood. 7-13-1906 - GREEN - MIKE - - - - UNK - 6 13 1904 - CITY - Mike, infant son of T.B.Green, of near Rawlinson, died June 13,1904, and the remains were brought here for interment in the Forrest City Cemetery the following day. We extend the bereaved our sincere sympathy. 6-10-1904 - GREENACRE - TEDDY - - MASTER - - 1898 - 8 17 1905 - CITY - Mr.& Mrs.George Greenacre have the sympathy of the community over the loss of their 4 years old son, Teddy, who died on Thursday of last week, Aug.17,1905, at their home on the Stone place east of Dr.Dooleys. The remains were laid to rest in the Forrest City cemetery last week. 8-25-1905 - GRIGGS - WILL - - - - UNK - 3 27 1903 - UNKNOWN - RIVER ACCIDENT AT MADISON=Last Friday Afternoon, Mar.27,1903, about 5 o'clock, the steamer Hazel Rice, with a large derrick and barge of logs in tow, while attempting to pass the draw of the railroad bridge at Madison, on the St.Francis river, struck the pier, sinking the barge, and damaging the boat and derrick. During the excitement, Will Griggs, who was assisting Station Agent Chaney in operating the draw of the bridge, became panic stricken, and leaped into the river. A rope was thrown to him, and every effort was made to rescue him, but all to no avail, as he soon sank out of sight. The body has not been recovered. 4-3-1903 - HAHN - A. - J. - - - UNK - 10 1 1905 - BRINKLEY - Mr.A.J.Hahn, formerly telegraph operator at this place, and for seventeen years at Brinkley, died in that city, Oct.1,1905, at the home of his daughter, Mrs.F.T.Murphy, nee Hahn. 10-13-1905 - HALBERT - THOMAS - L. - - - UNK - 8 30 1905 - UNKNOWN - Resolutions of Respect=The Caldwell lodge of the Knights and Ladies of Honor, No.2425, in its sore bereavement of the loss of Brother Thomas L.Halbert, who was taken from us on Aug.30,1905. Committee:James M.Wilson/Fannie Stokes/A.N.Brantley 9-8-1905 - HALL - BILL - T. - MRS. - - UNK - 5 24 1904 - CITY - After an illness of two week with pneumonia, Mrs.Bill T.Hall passed away Tuesday afternoon, May 24,1904. She leaves a husband and three children to mourn her loss. The remains were interred at the Forrest City cemetery Wednesday morning, under the auspices of the Knights and Ladies of Honor, of which organization she was a faithful member. Rev.S.H.Babcock presiding over the services. 5-27-1904 - HALL - JAMES - M. - - - 12 8 1854 - 4 25 1906 - CITY - Death of J.M.Hall=James M.Hall, a well known blacksmith of this city, died at his home in the west end on Wednesday morning, Apr.25,1906, of smallpox. He had been sick for about three weeks, and was able to be up, and dressed himself on Tuesday. He was being nursed by Aunt Polly Hunter, colored, and Mr.James Lutze. It is said that he was indiscreet in getting up, and otherwise, and this probably caused, or hastened his death. He was a good citizen, and long time friend, whose death we deeply deplore. He leaves two little girls, Leta May, aged 10, and Rosa Bell, aged about 7 years, both of whom have been afflicted by this dread disease, but who are now convalescent and staying with Mrs.J.A.Beck. The remains were interred in the Forrest City cemetery Wednesday forenoon. He was a member of the Knights of Honor, in which organization he carried $500 dollars insurance. According to the 1900 census, he was born in Alabama, about 1853. 4-27-1906 - HALL - MARY - TULA - MRS. - PASLAY - 8 3 1859 - 11 8 1904 - CITY - Death of Mrs.Hall=Mary Tula Paslay Hall was born in Dallas Co., Alabama on Aug.31,1859, and later moved to with her parents to this county. On Dec.5,1878, she was married to Mr.E.T.Gray, who lived and prospered in this community until his death late in 1892, at which time he left a sorrowing widow and two bright little boys, vz.Henry and Thomas. She then married Elder Milton Hall, the then presding elder of the Baptist church, and died at her home in this city, Nov.8,1904, of consumption.The funeral took place Wednesday afternoon, and religious ceremonies were conducted at the grave by Elder J.A.McCord of the Baptist church. She was the eldest daughter of Elder W.H.Paslay, by his first wife, and leaves in addition to her father, a husband, and two boys, three brothers and three sisters to mourn her loss. 11-11-1904 - HALL - - - MRS. - - 1830 - 1903 - UNKNOWN - Unk Hall, aged 73 years, died of pneumonia, mother of J.B.Hall of Pine Tree. 1-1-1904 - HAMMONS - MARY - BOB - MRS. - HODGES - 12 21 1925 - 1 14 2008 - FPARK - Mrs. Mary Bob Hammons, age 82, of Forrest City, Arkansas died Monday, January 14, 2008, at her home. Mrs. Hammons was born December 21, 1925, in Forrest City. She was the daughter of James Vernon Hodges and Norma Sellers Hodges. She had made her home in Forrest City all of her life and had taught at the Forrest City Public Schools for 20 years. She was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church and was the organist, a choir member and a Sunday school teacher. Mrs. Hammons had been active in many organizations throughout her life. Mrs. Hammons married Glenn R. Hammons in 1946 and he survives her along with two daughters, Kathy Slater and husband, John and Lynnette Watts and husband, Michael, both of Little Rock; a sister, Verna Woods and husband, Kyle, of Forrest City; seven grandchildren, Molly Buford of Washington, D.C., Mary Ellen Askew and husband, Adam, of Pascagoula, Mississippi, Samantha Marquard and husband, Mike, of St. Louis, Mo., Louis Watts of Little Rock, John Slater and wife, Lane, of Oakland, California, Bill Slater of Portland, Oregon and Gary Slater of Little Rock. Four great-grandchildren also survive her. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, January 17, 2008, at 1:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Forrest City with a visitation with the family to follow. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to the First Baptist Church or to a charity of ones choice. Sign the online registry at stevensfuneralhome.net. Under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home. Paid obituary.Published: 2008-01-16 - HANCOCK - GEORGE - EDWIN - REV. - - 8 2 1871 - 11 27 1905 - CITY - Beloved Rector of the Church of the Good Shepherd Dies-Attack of malaria revives chronic hip trouble, necessitating amputation of his leg. Operation performed in Memphis on Monday, Nov.27, 1905, from which he never recovered, and died at 10 pm. A fearful pall of gloom o'er spread this city on Tuesday morning, when the news of the death of Rev.George Ewin Hancock, Rector of the Church of the Good Shepherd, became generally known. Rev.Hancock had been ill for some time. He had an attack of malaria in October, immediately after his return from a very pleasant vacation at Sewanee, Tenn., and he had been a sufferer for many years of a chronic hip trouble, and this illness revived that affliction, and when he was strong enough, went to Memphis for assistance. The precious remains were brought to this city Tuesday afternoon, accompanied by Rev.Dr.Thomas D.Windiate, of Memphis, and were met at the train by a large concourse of friends. They were taken to the rectory and there lay in state until Wednesday morning, when they were moved to the church. The services were held by Rev.Dr.L.L.Lloyd, Archdeacon of Arkansas, assisted by Rev.G.Gordon Smedes of Little Rock; Rev.Joseph J.Cornish, now of Marianna, and Dr.Thomas Windiate was with Mrs.Hancock and sweet baby Inez Morrell, during the services until the remains were laid to rest. The services at the Forrest City cemetery were supervised by the George P.Taylor Lodge, followed by a large crowd of friends. The subject of this sketch was born in Warren Co., Ky., Aug.2,1871, and was a son of John W. & Elizabeth Hancock, both of that state, his father having served in the Southern cause during the Civil war. His mother died when he was but three years of age. He attended public school until the age of 15, and entered Union College at Barboursville, Ky. Jan.1,1894 and graduated with honors in 1896. After serving as Chair of History and Latin in his alma mater for four years, he became Supt.of schools in Pineville, Ky., for a few months, when he was called by the Bishop of Lexington to take up missionary work among the native mountainers in Eastern Kentucky, beginning this work in Corbin, Ky. He was married on June 7,1894, to Miss Salome Otey, who is a relative of the Pioneer, Bishop Otey, of Tennessee., one child was born, and survives him along with his wife. SEE BIO. Mr.Milton Hancock, brother of Bowling Green, Ky. attended the funeral. 12-1-1905 - HANKINS - LOIS - - MRS. - WILLIAMS - 1 31 1924 - 3 16 2008 - OAKLAWN - Mrs. Lois Hankins, age 84, of Brinkley, died Sunday, March 16, 2008, at the Springhill Baptist Hospital in North Little Rock. Mrs. Hankins was born Jan. 31, 1924, the daughter of Ralph Williams and Lutie Darby Williams. She was a housewife and a Baptist. Mrs. Hankins married William C. Hankins Sr., who preceded her in death in 1998. She is survived by two sons, Billy Hankins Jr. of Brinkley and Darrell Hankins of Forrest City; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Norman Williams and a sister, Ruth Davis. Visitation for Mrs. Hankins will be held on Wednesday, March 19, 2008, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Fowler Funeral Home in Brinkley. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 20, 2008, at 10 a.m. at the Assembly of God Church in Brinkley with Bro. Fred Dover officiating. Burial will follow in Oaklawn Cemetery in Brinkley.Published: 2008-03-18 - HANNER - JARIBOE - - - - 1900 - 5 3 1905 - UNKNOWN - Rosa Hanner, colored, who has been cooking for Mrs.R.K.Swan, is well nigh crazed with grief at the horrible and sudden death of her 5 year old son, Jariboe. The mother occupies a room and makes her home at night at the Potts Hotel on South Washington street, where the boy called home. It happened in a drainage ditch just south of the hotel, Wednesday morning, he was sent home from the St.Francis Hotel by his mother, May 3,1905, and he apparently fell in and drowned without being seen by anyone. The body was not found until the next day when they dragged the ditch again. The coroner said the boy died from accidental drowning. 5-5-1905 - HARDIN - CHILD - - - - 1902 - 2 1904 - UNKNOWN - The two year old child of Mr.& Mrs.Hardin died last Tuesday of dropsy. We extend our sympathy to the family and friends. Democrat Times. 2-19-1904 - HARPER - BABY GIRL - - - - 1901 - 11 27 1904 - UNKNOWN - Lost Three Children=Rev.and Mrs.W.B.Harper and Mr.G.W.Harper of Prairie township, were in the city on business yesterday, and incidentally mentioned that they, Mr.& Mrs.G.W.Harper have recently been pathetically bereaved by the loss of all their children. On Oct.25th, they lost a fine boy, aged five years , of laryngitus, and at 7 o'clock last Sunday, Nov.27th, their sweet little baby, aged sixteen months. Five and a half hours later a beautiful little girl of three years died. Both of these died of complication of whooping cough and congestion. These good people have been living near Palestine, on Rev.Harper's place, but plan on moving into town 12-2-1904 - HARPER - BABY GIRL - - - - 7 1903 - 11 27 1904 - UNKNOWN - Lost Three Children=Rev.and Mrs.W.B.Harper and Mr.G.W.Harper of Prairie township, were in the city on business yesterday, and incidentally mentioned that they, Mr.& Mrs.G.W.Harper have recently been pathetically bereaved by the loss of all their children. On Oct.25th, they lost a fine boy, aged five years , of laryngitus, and at 7 o'clock last Sunday, Nov.27th, their sweet little baby, aged sixteen months. Five and a half hours later a beautiful little girl of three years died. Both of these died of complication of whooping cough and congestion. These good people have been living near Palestine, on Rev.Harper's place, but plan on moving into town 12-2-1904 - HARPER - SON - - - - 1899 - 10 25 1904 - UNKNOWN - Lost Three Children=Rev.and Mrs.W.B.Harper and Mr.G.W.Harper of Prairie township, were in the city on business yesterday, and incidentally mentioned that they, Mr.& Mrs.G.W.Harper have recently been pathetically bereaved by the loss of all their children. On Oct.25th, they lost a fine boy, aged five years , of laryngitus, and at 7 o'clock last Sunday, Nov.27th, their sweet little baby, aged sixteen months. Five and a half hours later a beautiful little girl of three years died. Both of these died of complication of whooping cough and congestion. These good people have been living near Palestine, on Rev.Harper's place, but plan on moving into town 12-2-1904 - HARRIS - ARTHUR - - - - UNK - 1 2 1906 - MADISON - Arthur, eldest son of Mr.& Mrs.Frank Harris, died Tuesday, Jan.2,1906, of malarial hematuria, and was interred at the cemetery at Madison yesterday afternoon. The little fellow's last words were "a farewell to his mama, papa, and grandma, and a comforting assurance that he was going to heaven". The bereaved family, especially the heartbroken parents, have our sincere sympathy in their loss. 1-5-1906 - HARRIS - FRANK - - - - 1873 - 8 10 1903 - HARRIS - Frank Harris was taken ill at his place five miles north of town Friday with a chill. The case developed into malarial hemauria Saturday morning, and he died Monday morning, Aug.10,1903. Funeral services were conducted at the yard under auspices of a large gathering of friends, by Rev.W.H.Dyer, and remains were interred in the home cemetery on the Harris place Monday. Deceased was a nephew of Burel Harris, and made his home with Burel Harris homestead, he was unmarrried, and about 30 years of age. Could be off by as much as two weeks dating by the paper reviewed. 8-14-1903 - HARTIELL - DALLAS - - MRS. - - UNK - 2 18 1905 - UNKNOWN - Mrs.Dallas Harteill, of Widener, widow of the late Willard E.Hartiell, who was well and favorably known to the business community of Forrest City, died at her home at Widener, Saturday afternoon, Feb.18,1905, of pneumonia. after a short illness, and was buried the following day. She leaves three small children, one boy and two girls, to battle life's pathway, without the comfort and sweet advice of a mother. She had been keeping a hotel or boarding house at that village for some time. 2-24-1905 WWII - HARTMAN - CHESTER - - - - 10 17 1923 - 2 2 2008 - FPARK - Mr. Calvin Hartman, age 84, of Forrest City, died Saturday at his home in Forrest City. His death came sudden and unexpected. Mr. Hartman was born October 17, 1923, in Forrest City, and was the son of Chester Hartman and Garnet Matthews Hartman. He lived in Forrest City all of his life, was a retired farmer, a past employee of the Forrest City Oil Mill, Vaccaro Lumber Company, and was owner of Hartman's Electric. He was a Veteran of World War II, was a lifetime licensed Master Electrician, and was a life long member of the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Mr. Hartman married Jennie Mae Cook in 1945, and she preceded him in death in 2004. He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Brett and Shawn Hartman of Forrest City, two daughters and son-in-laws; Sheila and Dr. Frank Adcock of Memphis, Brenda and Sheriff Bobby May of Forrest City, one daughter-in-law, Beverly Hartman of Palestine, one devoted nephew, Leon Gadberry of Forrest City, fourteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He had one son, Joe Hartman, who preceded him in death in 2003. Services for Mr. Hartman will be held at the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Forrest City, 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, with burial in Forrest Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday evening, 6:00 till 8:00 P.M., with a Rosary beginning at 8:00 P.M. At Stevens Funeral Home with Stevens Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. You may log on to stevensfuneralhome.net for the on line registry. Published: 2008-02-04 CIVIL - HASKINS - THOMAS - E. - CAPT. - - 1836 - 11 7 1904 - CITY - Death of Capt.T.E.Haskins=Capt.T.E.Haskins has gone to his just reward. He had been ill at times during the last three years of his life, and was recently brought to his bed by a malignant attack of pneumonia. He died Monday morning, Nov.7.1904, surrounded by friends and relatives. The funeral took place Wednesday morning from his country home, and the remains were laid to rest in the Forrest City cemetery in the presence of a large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends, under auspices of the Knights and Ladies of Honor, Rev.H.M.McLain assisted Rev.S.H.Babcock in the religious services, and the choir of the Methodist church sang several of his favorite hymns. "This time for Thomas Edward Haskins-soldier, patriot, citizen, Christian-familiarly known as Captain Haskins." He was born in Prince Edward County, Va., in the fall of 1836. While quite young, he moved to Mississippi. He enlisted with the 18th Mississippi, and after being sent to Virginia, he was transferred to Co.K, 34th Cavalry, Wickam's Brigade, Fitz Lee's Division, and served with Stewart's cavalry from the beginning of the Civil war to the end. On June 12,1876 he was married to Miss Fannie Moore, and they had five children, one of whom survives him. His wife preceded him to heaven by 27 years. He has lived at Forrest City since 1872, and has served as bookkeeper, general merchant, and public office. He was sheriff by appointment, and was elected Treasurer for St.Francis county for three consecutive terms. He was a man of clean life, and gentlemanly bearing. He was a longtime member of the Presbyterian church, and led an exemplary life as a Christian gentleman. Attending the funeral:Mr.Archer Haskins, brother of deceased, Mehaernia, Va.; Mrs.Gertrude Wiggins, and little daughter, of St.Louis, niece of deceased; and Miss Patty Moore of Memphis, sister in law of deceased. 11-18-1904 Card of thanks from Miss Fannie and Mr.Archer Haskins to Capt.James Fussell and Mr.G.B.Mallory, the Times and others who were so kind in their late distress. 12-16-1904 Tribute in Scott County Register, Mississippi, by his friend, Jno.J.Hood-We were intimate friends before the war, but then this feeling was intensified during the war, at his fathers home in grand old Virginia. The old Virginia hospitality was liberally dispensed at that splendid home, where was assembled the highest type of southern womanhood and the chivalry and honor of the south's peerless manhood. Capt.Haskins rode with the Knightly Stuart, and followed his black plume wherever his dauntless courage led. It is needless to say that where Stuart fought and passed, there lies today a shaft of light and fame, and to those who followed him the glory of his great achievement. After the war he merchandised with his cousin, Capt.David M.Womack. 11-11-1904 - HASLEY - JAMES - - - - 1847 - 6 30 1905 - ALABAMA - James Hasley is Dead=The Times is in receipt of news of the death of Mr.James Haslay, which sad event occurred on Friday, June 30,1905, at his residence in Birmingham, Alabama. He was 58 years of age, and a prominent Macabee, and a most excellent gentleman. He formerly resided in this county where he engaged in farming. He lost his farm because of a default on a mortgage, while a candidate for Congress, which he lost. He re-established himself in the shoe business in Birmingham. He also issued a weekly paper here for several months, called the Swamp Democrat. He leaves a wife and several children, one of whom is Mrs.D.Addington, of Birmingham. 7-14-1905 NATIVE - HAYNES - TRIPLETT BOYS - - - - 6 23 1904 - 6 23 1904 - FCTIMES - Mrs.Jacob Haynes, of Horton gave birth to triplett boys last Thursday, two of which only lived two hours, the third being stillborn. 7-1-1904 - HAYNES - TRIPLETT BOYS - - - - 6 23 1904 - 6 23 1904 - FCTIMES - Mrs.Jacob Haynes, of Horton gave birth to triplett boys last Thursday, two of which only lived two hours, the third being stillborn. 7-1-1904 - HEAD - ELIZABETH - PEARL - MISS - - UNK - 8 9 1905 - UNKNOWN - Captain and Mrs.George Head have the sympathy of a host of friends over the loss of their daugher, Elizabeth Pearl, whose death occurred on Wednesday night, 8-9-1905, after an illness of several weeks with typhoid fever. The interment took place Thursday afternoon, Rev.J.J.Cornish officiating. Marianna Index. 8-18-1905 - HENDERSON - JOHN - - - - UNK - 5 19 1905 - UNKNOWN - MURDER MOST FOUL=Last Friday night, May 19,1905, a murder was committed in St.Francis bottoms, near Gray's store, 12 miles north of Madison, which for cold blooded atrocity is not surpassed in the criminal annals of this county. A box party was held by the colored folks, largely attended. among the guests being the family of Monroe Madison, with their uncle, who was murdered, and Silas Jones, the man who did the killing. A woman, Sally Madison accused Jones of stealing her knife, and while he was denying it, someone picked his pocket and gave it back to her, and when she asked "I thought you said you didn't have my knife," whereupon he slapped her on the face. In the scuffle, Jones finger was cut, and then John Henderson stepped up and told Jones to not do that anymore. Before the party ended, Jones slipped out to the cabin of Madison, and wanted to borrow the shot gun of George Madison, but stepped into the next room and stole the gun, and went off to get shells. Later after the Madison family had retired, Jones knocked on the door, and when they opened it, Jones partly stepped in and told Henderson he wanted the knife, but before he could reply, Jones shot him dead, and then fled in the darkness. He was captured by Constable T.L.Humble, at Widener, the next day at Heth. Henderson was acting as guardian of the household while the head of the family, is in jail for selling mortgaged cotton, Monroe Madison. 5-26-1905 - HERRIN - FRANK - - - - 2 21 1946 - 2 7 2008 - MEMORIAL SERVICES - Mr. Frank Herrin, age 61, of Forrest City, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008, at Forrest City Medical Center. Mr. Herrin was born Feb. 21, 1946, in Paduca, Texas, the son of Othel Herrin Sr. and Ruby Barton Herrin. He lived in Forrest City for a very short time. Mr. Herrin is survived by a nephew , Scott Herrin and several other family members and friends. Stevens Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements. Family and friends are invited to visit the online registry at www.stevensfuneralhome.net.Published: 2008-02-18 - HICKS - VIOLET - - MRS. - - 1835 - 3 17 1903 - UNKNOWN - Mrs.Violet Hicks, colored, died Tuesday, Mar.17,1903, and was buried Wednesday afternoon. Rev.W.F.Lovelace, of the Baptist Church officiating. She was the grandmother of W.E.Duncan, the barber, and was 68 years of age. 3-20-1903 - HILL - BELL - - MRS. - - 1888 - 5 28 1906 - CITY - Mrs.Bell Hill died at her home near Madison on the 28th of May, 1906, of consumption, aged 18 years, and was buried at the Forrest City cemetery the following day. No particulars known at this time. 6-1-1906 - HILL - C. - H. - - - UNK - 2 7 1904 - UNKNOWN - Mr.C.H.Hill, aged 47 years, of Pine Bluff, had been ill and brought here for convalescing, had a relapse, and died last Sunday, Feb.7,1904. He was well known and highly respected. Difficult to read, may be 17 years of age. 2-12-1904 - HILL - J. - R. - MRS. - KELLY - UNK - 3 6 1904 - UNKNOWN - Mrs.J.R.Hill of Pine Tree died Sunday, Mar.6,1904, of pneumonia. Mrs.Hall was the daughter of the late Joe Kelly and makes the fourth death in the Hill family since Christmas day. 3-11-1904 CIVIL - HODGES - J. - R. - - - 1842 - 9 9 1905 - HODGES - Death of J.R.Hodges=Mr.J.R.Hodges, familiarly known as Bob Hodges, died at the home of his brother, Mr.Jesse B.Hodges, seven miles southwest of the city in Franks township, Sep.9,1905, of congestion. He was 63 years of age, and a veteran of the civil war, having served the entire period. He enlisted under Captain Luther Dunn, who took out the second company from this county, serving under General Pat Clebourne, and at the time of his death, was an honored member of the Forrest Camp U.C.V. of this county. Bob Hodges was a lifetime resident of St.Francis county, where he was widely known and respected. He leaves three children, one brother, and a host of friends to mourn his departure. His remains were laid to rest in the family graveyard the following day, with Elder W.H.Paslay officiating. 9-15-1905 - HODGES - SUSANNA - - MRS. - HODGE - 1853 - 8 11 1903 - YOCONA - Death of Mrs.J.B.Hodges-Susanna, the beloved wife of Uncle Jesse B.Hodges, died at her home in Yocona, Tuesday afternoon, Aug.11,1903, of typhoid fever and pneumonia, age about 50 years, and the remains were interred in the Yocona graveyard Wednesday, Rev.W.H.Dyer officiating. She was sick about one week, Mrs.Hodges was formerly Miss Hodge, and was married in July 1900. She was a member of Poplar Grove Baptist Church, and a Christian woman of many splendid traits. Could be off by as much as two weeks dating by the paper reviewed. 8-14-1903 - HORTON - JEFF - DAVIS - MASTER - - 1904 - 1 19 1906 - UNKNOWN - Jeff Davis, the little 2 year old son of Mr.& Mrs.E.L.Horton of Newcastle, died Saturday night, Jan.19,1906, and was buried the next day. The family have the kindly sympathy of their many friends and neighbors in their bereavement. 1-26-1906 - HORTON - MILDRED - FLOY - MISS - - 6 10 1903 - 8 15 1905 - LOUGHRIDGE - Floy Mildred, the 2 year old daughter of Mr.& Mrs.Dave Horton, of Horton, died on Tuesday of last week, Aug.15,1905, and was buried at the Loughridge cemetery the following day. The sweet baby had been such a comfort and joy to the household, and entwined herself about their hearts until the pang of parting was hard indeed to bear. The family have our sincere sympathy in their great loss. 8-25-1905 - HOSELTON - PAULINE - - MRS. - TILLEY - 1 13 1927 - 1 31 2008 - FPARK - Mrs. Pauline Hoselton, age 81, of Forrest City, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008, at Forrest City Medical Center. Mrs. Hoselton was born Jan. 13, 1927, in Big Flat, the daughter of Henderson Tilley and Omie Lawrence Tilley. She was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Forrest City and is survived by three sons, Billy Hoselton of Forrest City, Glen Hoselton of Paragould and Carroll Hoselton of Germantown, Tenn.; and three daughters, Sharon Tackett of Wynne, Shirley Thetford of Germantown, Tenn., and Diane Charles of Mooreville, Miss. Mrs. Hoselton is also survived by a brother, Leland Tilley of Wynne; a sister, Irene Hill of Jacksonville; 17 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Visitation for Mrs. Hoselton will be held on Friday, Feb. 1, 2008, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Morgan Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008, at 2 p.m. at Morgan Chapel with Bro. Glen Hoselton officiating. Burial will follow in Forrest Park Cemetery.Published: 2008-02-01 NATIVE - HOUSTON - J. - T. - - - 8 21 1882 - 4 21 1906 - CITY - Death of J.T.Houston=Mr.J.T.Houston, son of W.C. and F.R.E. Houston, of Griggs township, and who lived in the Fussell addition in the city of Forrest City, died Saturday morning, April 21,1906, of pneumonia, after an illness of only three days. The remains were interred in the Forrest City cemetery Sunday afternoon, the Rev.S.H.Babcock conducting the funeral, of the Methodist church. J.T.Houston was born in this county near Widener, on Aug.21,1882, being raised on the farm. He came to Forrest City a few months ago, and had been engaged in draying, he is survived by a wife, Paralee, and one child, a baby girl, aged four months, to whom we extend our sincere sympathy in this great bereavement. 4-27-1906 - HOWTON - ODIS - L. - - - 5 3 1922 - 2 18 2008 - BELL - Mr. Odis L. Howton, age 85, of Palestine, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2008, at his home. Mr. Howton was born May 3, 1922, in Salem and was the son of William Henry Howton and Della Mae Henly Howton. He lived in St. Francis County for most of his life and was a farmer. Mr. Howton was a Sergeant Corpsman in the Medical Detachment 1872nd at Legarde General Hospital in New Orleans, La., and was a member of Palestine Cumberland Presbyterian Church and was a member of the Palestine Lions Club. Mr. Howton married Mary Thweatt and she preceded him in death. In 1960 Mr. Howton married Jean Black Breeding and she preceded him in death in 2006. He is survived by two sons, Brian Howton of Maybee, Mich. and Roger Breeding of Forrest City; a daughter, Cathy Howton Guerrero of Auburn, Calif.; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Lynn E. Breeding in 1971. Visitation for Mr. Howton will be held on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008, from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Feb. 22, 2008, at 10 a.m. at Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Palestine with burial following in Bell Cemetery. Friends and family may sign the online guest registry at www.stevensfuneralhome.net.Published: 2008-02-19 - HUBBARD - SARA - - MRS. - KINZLY - 1 25 1917 - 2 11 2008 - WOODLAWN - Mrs. Sara Kinzly Hubbard, age 91, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend, passed away Monday, February 11, 2008, in Forrest City, Arkansas. Mrs. Hubbard was born January 25, 1917, in Chicago, Illinois, and was the daughter of Nelson Kinzly and Myrtle Phillips Kinzly. She was a graduate of Peabody Demonstration School and Vanderbilt University of Nashville, Tennessee, where she was a member of the Alpha Omicron Pi sorority. She was a faithful member of Belmont United Methodist Church for over seventy years. She was a member of the choir and taught kindergarten at the church for many years. She served as a volunteer at Vanderbilt University Hospital and received a Volunteer of the Year award from the State of Tennessee. Mrs. Hubbard was married for sixty-two years to the love of her life, Scott Chamberlin Hubbard, Sr. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law; Scott Hubbard, Jr. and wife Trish, of Tampa, Florida, her daughter and son-in-law; Shirley Mott and husband, Ken of Forrest City, three grandchildren; Ashley Murphree, Joshua Hubbard, and Jessica Hubbard, one great-grandchild, Holden Murphree, and several nieces and nephews. She had one daughter, Betty Hubbard, who preceded her in death. Services for Mrs. Hubbard will be held graveside, 1:00 p.m. Thursday, February 14, 2008 at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Nashville, TN to celebrate her life. Memorials are to be made to the Belmont United Methodist Church, 2007 Acklen Avenue, Nashville, TN, 37212 or to a charity of one's choice. Stevens Funeral Home of Forrest City, AR is in charge of arrangements. You may log on to stevensfuneralhome.net for the on line registry.Published: 2008-02-12 - HUBBARD - WILL - - - - UNK - 5 23 1904 - UNKNOWN - Killed on the Road=Last Monday morning, May 23,1904, the eastbound 6:18 train on the Choctaw ran into and killed a man about 200 yards from Riley Orchard crossing, about one and a half miles east of the city. The train, with Engineer Bob Wilder, stopped and picked up the body, of Will Hubbard, deaf mute familiarly known as Dummy. His gun was found twisted on the fender of the engine. Death was instantaneous, and he had been on his way for a fishing and hunting expedition. The remains were given to the brother and conveyed to his home on the ridge, north of the city for burial. 5-27-1904 - HUDSON - PAUL - VANE - - - 3 31 1919 - 3 14 2008 - LAWRENCE MEMORIAL - Paul Vane Hudson was born March 31, 1919 in Walnut Ridge and was the son of the late Ray and Ethel Fender Hudson. He departed this life March 14, 2008 at the age of 88 years. He is survived by his wife, Naoma Bennett Hudson, two daughters, Nancy Gilbert of Dallas, Texas and Mary Anne Hudson of Philadelphia, Penn.; three grandchildren, Paul Gilbert, Lindsay Hudson-Ortyn and W. Shafer Hudson-Ortyn, and one great-grandchild, Gemma Gilbert. Funeral services will be held at 10am Monday at the White Oak Baptist Church near Walnut Ridge with John Wisinger officiating. Burial will follow in Lawrence Memorial Park with military honors provided by Promberger-Traw Post 455t of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Memorials may be made to the White Oak Baptist Church, Hwy 34, Walnut Ridge, AR 72476. Published: 2008-03-17 - HUGHES - THOMAS - MIERS - SR. - - 1850 - 10 9 1906 - WYLDS - Mr.Thomas M.Hughes, of Linden, died Tuesday, Oct.9,1906, of typhoid malaria. The remains were laid to rest in the Wylds cemetery Wednesday. Mr.Hughes was 55 years of age, and an old resident of this county and well known by all. He is survived by a wife and three children besides innumerable relatives and friends to mourn their loss. Peace to his ashes. 10-19-1906 - HUNTER - CHARLEY - - - - 1848 - 2 13 1903 - CITY - DEATH OF CHARLEY HUNTER=Last Friday evening at 8:35, Feb.13,1903, the sad tidings of the death of Charley Hunter spread over the city. A few hours before he was in the enjoyment of health, and just before the hour stated above he complained of a pain over the heart, and notwithstanding all was done that human aid could render his spirit passed to its maker. Charley Hunter was born in Bolivar, Tenn, in 1848, and removed to St.Francis county in 1859, since which time up to his death, he has resided, excepting a year or so during his married life, when he lived in Little Rock. After the death of his wife he returned to St.Francis county, and was engaged in the timber business at the time of his death. Out of the nine in number of his father's family who moved to this county, only one is living, Dan Hunter. Charley died at the residence of his brother Dan, and everything which family and friends could do was done, and to the friends in need on the occasion, Mr.Dan Hunter wishes to express his thanks. The remains were laid away in the family plot in God's acre on the hill. Perhaps no one in the county was more familiarly known than Charley Hunter, and his kind and pleasing manner won him friends among both whites and blacks. He had his faults-(who has not) but with all, none was quicker to respond to the call of duty. 2-20-1903 USARMY-NATIVE - INGRAM - THEODIS - - SR. - - 10 24 1927 - 1 28 2008 - STANLEY GROVE - Mr. Theodis Ingram Sr., age 80, of Palestine, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2008, at his home. Mr. Ingram was born Oct. 24, 1927, in Palestine. He was a veteran of the United States Army and a retired longshoreman. He is survived by his wife, Lovie Ingram of Palestine; three sons, Theodis Ingram Jr. of Chicago, Ill., Donald Ingram of Wickliffe, Ohio and Mark Ingram of Matteson, Ill.; six daughters, Ruth Grizzard, Sandra West, Frankie Ingram and Sharon Watt all of Chicago, Ill., Yvonne Hall of Round Lake Beach, Ill. and Theda Hodge of Wickliffe, Ohio. He is also survived by two brothers, Elmer Ingram and Chuck Ingram both of Palestine; four sisters, Mae Hollins and Truvillyn Curles both of Palestine, Blendyna Vaden of Chicago, Ill. and Queen McKinney of Detroit, Mich.; 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation for Mr. Ingram will be held on Friday, Feb. 1, 2008, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Clay Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008, at 2 p.m. at Stanley Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Mitchell Love officiating. Burial will follow in Stanley Grove Cemetery. Published: 2008-01-31 - IRBY - HENDERSON - ATKINSON - - - 9 3 1822 - 5 25 1905 - UNKNOWN - Death of Mr.H.A.Irby-Mr.H.A.Irby, died last night, May 25,1905, after an illness of 5 days of general debility and old age. Henderson Atkinson Irby was born near Lebanon, Tenn., Sep.3,1822, came to this state and located here. He was a brick mason and contractor, and built the Wynne, Dennis & Beck block first, then the Rollwage block. He was married to Mrs.Litton, Oct.22,1888, and his wife survives him. He leaves two sons by a former marriage, viz:Wm.C., of Memphis, and James P., of Little Rock. He joined the Christian church about three years ago. The funeral will take place today, services at the cemetery by Revs.Hensley and Babcock. 5-26-1905 - JACKSON - MARY - ALICE - MRS. - KIRBY - 1885 - 10 26 1906 - CITY - Death of Mrs.Jackson=Mrs.O.A.Jackson, nee Mary Alice Kirby, daughter of Mr.& Mrs.Geo.W.Kirby, of this county, died at the Howell House at Fordyce, Arkansas, where she and her husband were boarding, on Friday night, Oct.26, 1906, of malarial hematuria, after a brief illness of six days, aged 21 years. The remains were brought here, arriving on the evening train on the 27th, and were interred in the Forrest City cemetery on the 28th, Rev.J.K.Pedrick of the Christian church conducting the funeral services. Mary Alice Kirby was born on the Kirby homestead, three and a half miles southeast of Forrest City, in this county, and resided here with her parents until last April, when she was happily married to Mr.O.A.Jackson, foreman of construction on a new line of railroad being built thru Fordyce. She was taken sick on Sunday morning, and died the following Friday night. She was a consistent member of the Christian church, and was greatly loved by her relatives and a large circle of friends for her sweetness of character and disposition. Miss Fleet Kirby started to be at her bedside, but Alice died before she arrived. 11-2-1906 NATIVE - JACKSON - ORELIA - - MRS. - - 9 5 1923 - 1 5 2008 - CASTEEL - Mrs. Orelia Jackson, age 84, of Forrest City, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008, at Forrest City Medical Center. Mrs. Jackson was born Sept. 5, 1923, in Forrest City. She was a retired house worker. She is survived by a daughter, Jacqueline Davis of Oakland, Calif.; a brother, Roosevelt Hollis of Crawfordsville; two sisters, Delma Torrence of San Diego of Calif. and Catherine Johnson of Forrest City and three grandchildren. Visitation for Mrs. Jackson was held on Friday, Jan. 11, 2008, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Clay Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008, at 12 p.m., at the Summerfield M.B. Church, with Rev. Jerry Green officiating. Burial will follow in Casteel Cemetery.Published: 2008-01-11 - JAMES - A. - W. - PROF. - - UNK - 7 22 1904 - UNKNOWN - Prof.A.W.James, a traveling music and dancing teacher, died at Texarkana last Friday, Jul.22,1904, of congestion, suddenly. He was a Confederate veteran, and had taught dancing in every county of Arkansas. He will be remembered by a great many of his pupils here. We remember that he taught in the old Winthrop Opera House here. 7-29-1904 - JARVIS - ROBERT - - - - 1830 - 4 8 1905 - UNKNOWN - Mr.Robert Jarvis, a well known bottom farmer and stock ranger, died at his home on the St.Francis river on April 8,1905, and was buried the following day. We are informed that he willed his farm to Mrs.A.Bird. He was an old subscriber to the Times, but we have been unable to learn any of his history. It is believed that he was about 75 years of age. Peace to his ashes. 4-14-1905 - JENKINS - WILLIE - ALVIN - - - 1879 - 4 22 1903 - MYRICK - Willie Alvin Jenkins, age 24, died Wednesday afternoon, Apr.22,1903, at the home of his mother in the north part of the city, from pneumonia. He was buried under the auspices of the Geo.P.Taylor Lodge No. 196 of the I.O.O.F. in the Myrick graveyard, six miles east of Haynes yesterday. 4-24-1903 - JOHNSON - FRANCIS - - MRS. - RAWLISON - UNK - 12 16 1904 - UNKNOWN - Mrs.Martha Rawlison died on Dec.22,1904, and Mrs.Francis Johnson died Dec.16,1904, at Rawlison. They were mother and sister, respectively, of Mr.O.J.Rawlison, of the place, to whom and other relatives and bereaved ones. The Times extends its sincere and heartfelt sympathy. 12-30-1904 - JOHNSON - JOHN - - - - UNK - 2 6 1906 - UNKNOWN - Killing at Whitmore=News reached the city Tuesday, Feb.6,1906, of a killing at Whitmore. Deputy Swan left to investigate, and found that another negroes shot John Johnson, his name is Chas.Nipper, who gave himself up voluntarily. The negro who was shot, was a desperado, and boasted of having killed six people. He is the same man who killed another man several years ago, named Henry Miller in the R.L.Pettus store. He never went unarmed, and was feared by all the negroes in the bottoms. 2-9-1906 - JOHNSON - MAMIE - - MRS. - THAYER - UNK - 6 16 1903 - UNKNOWN - Mr.H.A.Knight went to Hot Spings Wednesday, June 17,1903, in response to a telegram announcing the death of Mrs.Sam Johnson, nee Mamie Thayer, his niece. Mrs.Johnson lived here at one time and was very popular. Mrs.Johnson had been ill for about three weeks, but was much better that morning, and intended on getting up. She was seized with a coughing paroxism and died suddenly from heart failure on Tuesday last week, June 16,1903. The precious remains were interred Thusday afternoon, services being conducted by Rev.Thompson of the Presbyterian Church, assisted by Rev.Dowling of the Episcopal church. 6-26-1903 6-19-1903 - JOHNSON - WILLIAM - MURRY - - - 3 23 1940 - 2 4 2008 - MEMORIAL SERVICES - Mr. William Murry Johnson, age 67, of Haynes, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2008 at his home in Haynes. Mr. Johnson was born March 23, 1940, in Memphis, the son of Murry E. Johnson and Mildred Satterfield Johnson. He lived in Haynes for the past 13 years, was a livestock horse dealer and a member of the A.Q.II.A. Mr. Johnson married Paulette "Booker" Franks in 1994 and she survives him along with five daughters; Murry Lynn Johnson of Lowell, Murry Nicole Johnson of Helena-West Helena, Arla Caldwell of Melbourne, Fla., Chelly Silba of Malvern and Stacy Sides of Benton; two brothers, Sammy Johnson and Jimmy Johnson, both of Wynne; one sister, Peggy Harris of Colt and 12 grandchildren. Visitation for Mr. Johnson will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8, 2008, at the Abundant Life Church in Forrest City. A memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. at the church. Stevens Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements. Friends and family are invited to visit the online register at www.stevensfuneralhome.net. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Arkansas Children's Hospital Foundation, 800 Marshall St., Slot 661, Little Rock, AR 72202 or the American Diabetes Association, Little Rock Office, 320 Executive Court Site, 104, Little Rock, AR 72205. Published: 2008-02-06 - JONES - J. - J. - - - UNK - 7 27 1903 - UNKNOWN - Fell from Train and Died-J.J.Jones, Little Rock, aged 24 years, head brakeman on the extra freight going east on the Choctaw railroad Monday, July 27,1903, fell from and between the cars at milepost 54, two miles west of Palestine, receiving injuries from which he died about two hours later. The body was discovered by farmer, Lloyd Bryant, who happened to be passing by a few minutes later. Bryant immediately notified J.J.Manahan, the section foreman, who was at work near Palestine. He repaired to the scene at once, and found the body lying four feet from the track, with his left leg horribly crushed. He took the body on his handcar, and after receiving medical treatment for his sufferings, and rested well for about two miles, begging to be taken off the car to rest, but he was brought on to Forrest City, where he died about ten minutes after arrival. The body was exhumed by Undertaker Stevens, and the remains shipped to Little Rock per the railroad's request. An inquest found the death to be by accident. 7-31-1903 - JONES - MATTHEW - - - - UNK - 6 18 1903 - UNKNOWN - Matthew Jones, postmaster at Cooper, died yesterday, June 18,1903. 6-19-1903 - KEELING - JIMMY - ELTON - - - 3 19 1943 - 3 17 2008 - ATKINS - Mr. Jimmy Elton Keeling, age 64, of Dardanelle and formerly of Marianna, died Monday, March 17, 2008, at Dardanelle Retirement Center. Mr. Keeling was born March 19, 1943, in Marianna, the son of the late Ferd Elden and Vera Tennessee Logan Keeling. He was a retired truck driver and a West Helena firefighter. Mr. Keeling is survived by his wife, DeShea Keeling of Palestine; two daughters, Lisa Thomas of Oilton, Okla. and Patty Bilbrey of Lynn; two sons, Jason Keeling of Russellville and Jamie Keeling of Atkins; two step-children, William Colvin and Tonya Colvin, both of Palestine; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Graveside funeral services for Mr. Keeling were held on Thursday, March 20, 2008, at 2 p.m. at Atkins Cemetery with Rev. Micheal Burden officiating. Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle was in charge of all arrangements.Published: 2008-03-20 - KELLEY - JOSEPH - - MRS. - - UNK - 11 8 1906 - UNKNOWN - Mrs.Joseph Kelley of Pinetree died on Nov.8,1906, of pneumonia, and was buried the following day in the family cemetery. The Times extends her bereaved relatives sincere sympathy in their great loss. 11-16-1906 NATIVE - KELSO - ROGER - PAUL - - - 4 2 1936 - 2 5 2008 - HUGHES - Mr. Roger Paul Kelso, age 71, of Forrest City, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008, at Methodist Hospital in Memphis. Mr. Kelso was born April 2, 1936, in St. Francis County, the son of Floyd Monroe Kelso and Jenny Florence Melton Kelso. He lived in St. Francis County most of his life. Mr. Kelso is survived by five sisters, Nettie Bateman and Ruby Nichols both of Forrest City and Ruth Barnes of Belvidere, Ill., Peggy Godair of Horn Lake, Miss. and Carolyn Ramsey of Lexa and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation for Mr. Kelso will be held Friday, Feb. 8, 2008, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held in the Chapel of Stevens Funeral at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008. Burial will follow in Hughes Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to visit the online guestbook at www.stevensfuneralhome.net. The family requests memorials be made to the charity of one's choice.Published: 2008-02-07 - KEYS - MATILDA - - MRS. - - 7 13 1913 - 2 17 2008 - PARADISE GARDENS - Mrs. Matilda Davis Keys, age 94, of Forrest City, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008, at her home. Mrs. Keys was born July 13, 1913, in Sardis, Miss. She was a retired farmer and is survived by a daughter, Annie L. Keys Jones of Forrest City; a son, Norfleet Keys Jr. of Portage, Ind.; two grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. Visitation for Mrs. Keys will be held on Friday, Feb. 22, 2008, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Clay Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008, at 11 a.m. at the Pilgrim Rest M.B. Church in West Memphis with Rev. Ronnie Reel officiating. Burial will follow in Paradise Garden Cemetery in Edmondson.Published: 2008-02-21 - KINNAMON - S. - G. - - - UNK - 2 26 1903 - DEMOCRAT - Died from His Wound-Last Monday week, D.Davis had a difficulty with S.G.Kinnamon in the neighborhood of Democrat, in which Kinnamon received a blow from a hoe, in the hands of D.Davis, which felled him to the ground. From all the evidence Kinnamon made a motion as to draw a weapon, crowding on Davis, who picked up a hoe and felled him. Nothing was thought of the wound, and Davis dressed it, and sent Kinnamon on home. When, on Friday, Feb.27,1903, it was heard he was dead on the 26th. The Coroner's inquest by Squire Thomas found Davis justified in his actions. It was later learned that his skull was broken. He was buried at Democrat, and is survived by a wife and two children to mourn his loss. Oscar Rawlison, a very promising young man from Rawlison, Ark., came up here Saturday after his wife, Mrs.Kinnamon and moved her to Rawlison with him. 3-6-1903 - KIRBY - LOUISE - HADDOCK - MISS - - 1900 - 9 7 1906 - CITY - The sympathy of many friends and acquaintances of Mr.& Mrs.G.W.Kirby is extended to them in the loss of their little daughter, Louise Haddock. The little one was taken sick on Wednesday of last week, and her spirit passed to its maker Friday night, Sep.7,1906. She was six years of age, and the pet of all who knew her. The remains were laid to rest in the Forrest City cemetery Saturday afternoon, Rev.Redrick of the Christian church conducting the funeral services. 9-14-1906 - KOCH - ERNEST - F. - - - UNK - 10 28 1903 - UNKNOWN - Ernest F.Koch, formerly a meat cuttter in the employ of L.R.Grobmyer, was shot to death Wednesday. Oct.28,1903, at Cotton Plant by Town Marshall T.A.Smith. Bad feeling had existed for some time between the men, and Koch today demanded a retrraction of a bad name Smith had called him. Koch used a shotgun to force the retraction, and after getting it. He then came on the street again. Smith approached him and fired four shots at Koch, only one of which took effect. 10-30-1903 - LAMAR - JOHN - - - - 1823 - 8 10 1903 - UNKNOWN - After a long illness, John Lamar passed over to the great beyond Tuesday, Aug.10,1903. Uncle John was well known in this community,and for many years held the position of porter in the Bank of Eastern Arkansas. He reached the ripe old age of 80 years, lived the life of a Christian, and has gone to meet his reward. Could be off by as much as two weeks dating by the paper reviewed. 8-14-1903 - LAMB - UNKNOWN - - MRS. - - UNK - 10 23 1906 - UNKNOWN - The sad news of another death passed over our county on the morning of Oct.23,1906. She leaves a husband and daughter to mourn her loss. She had been in bad health for some time. Newcastle Times. 10-26-1906 - LAMBERT - ROSIE - - MISS - - 1895 - 7 6 1906 - YOCONA - NEUROLOGICAL=On July 6,1906, the death angel visited the home of our friend, Mr.O.W.Lambert, planter, of near McDaniel, and took thence the spirit of his lovely and promising daughter, Rosie, aged 11 years. She was stricken with congestion, and though loving hands and science ministered to her, she passed to that better world. The precious remains were laid to rest in the Yocona cemetery, Elder J.H.Cason of the Baptist church, performing the religious ceremonies. 7-13-1906 7-13-1906 - LANDERS - SQUARE - NEWTON - - - 9 28 1849 - 8 25 1906 - CITY - Death of S.N.Landers=Newt Landers is dead! This was the astounding and shocking news which spread rapidly over the city last Saturday night, Aug.25,1906. It was all the more appalling from the fact that he was known to have been in perfect health Friday morning, and was at work and circulating among his friends. Square Newton Landers was born in Henry County, Ga., Sep.28,1849, and was therefore in in 57th year. He was raised on his father's farm, and moved to Arkansas in 1887. He was married to Miss Rowena Stark, at Pine Bluff,Ark., Jan.4.1888, and moved to Forrest City May 25,1894, where he engaged in and followed his trade black smithing until his death. He was taken ill in his shop Friday morning with a pain above his stomach, while at work in his shop. He tried to tough it out, but later went home about 11 o'clock. Physicians were summoned, and all that science and love could suggest were applied, but he died on Saturday evening. His remains were laid to rest in the Forrest City cemetery on Sunday afternoon, under auspices of the Knights and Ladies of Honor, of which he was a member in good standing. Elder J.H.Cason of the Baptist church conducted the religious ceremonies, taking place from the residence. He leaves a wife and one child, a beautiful daughter, to mourn their loss. He was a kind, devoted and indulgent husband and father, a true friend, and a sober hardworking citizen. 8-31-1906 - LANDRUM - J. - P. - - - UNK - 12 28 1903 - UNKNOWN - Death of Polk Landrum-J.P.Landrum, who lived on Blackfish Lake, where the old military road crossed it, in St.Francis County, died on the night of the 28th of Dec., 1903. He was one of the most unique, as well as most widely known men in that part of Arkansas. He had an extensive acquaintance with Memphis men who were members of the various hunting clubs that frequent that famous section for the purpose of fishing and hunting. 1-8-1904 - LANTRIP - RICHARD - T. - - - 2 7 1948 - 1 3 2008 - MEMORIAL - Mr. Richard T. Lantrip, age 59, of Forrest City, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008, at his brother's home in Sardis, Miss. Mr. Lantrip was born Feb. 7, 1948, the son of E.J. Lantrip and Ida Lantrip. He was a medical courier with Associated Couriers of St. Louis, Mo. He is survived by his brother, James Lantrip of Sardis, Miss. A memorial service will be held for Mr. Lantrip on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Morgan Funeral Home with Bro. Matt Brady of Southaven, Miss. Published: 2008-01-07 NATIVE - LAWSON - LARRY - W. - - - 10 22 1954 - 1 10 2008 - LOUGHRIDGE - Mr. Larry W. Lawson, age 53, of Forrest City, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008, at Forrest City Medical Center. Mr. Lawson was born Oct. 22, 1954, in Forrest City, the son of Billy Wayne Lawson and Dorothy Barksdale Lawson. He lived in Forrest City for most of his life, was the owner and operator of Sears in Forrest City and Wynne and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Wynne. Mr. Lawson married Joanne Thomas Lawson in 1979 and she survives him along with a daughter, Leslie Lawson of Forrest City; both his parents of Forrest City; his maternal grandmother, Irene Barksdale on Wynne and two sisters, Sharon Graham of Cherry Valley and Beverly Devazier of Forrest City. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Jodi Lawson, in 1998. Visitation for Mr. Lawson will be held on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held graveside at Loughridge Cemetery in Wynne on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008, at 2 p.m. The family requests that memorials be made to the Jodi Lawson Memorial Scholarship fund c/o the First Assembly of God Church of Wynne, P.O. Box 1085, Wynne AR 72396.Published: 2008-01-11 - LEE - H. - H. - - - UNK - 8 30 1903 - UNKNOWN - Arthur McDaniel Kills a Man-Mr.S.P.McDaniel received a telegram from his brother, Arthur J.McDaniel stating that he had killed a man. Mr.H.H.Lee, a bridge contractor for the El Dorado and Bastrop Railway was shot and killed at Lake Landing, Saturday evening, Aug.30,1903, by Mr.A.J.McDaniel, a foreman working under him. Lee shot McDaniel once. Arthur was reared in this county, and it is believed the killing was done in self defense. He had been in an altercation over a charge by McDaniel as to Lee's competence, and in an argument, Lee hit McDaniel from behind with a cant-hook handle. While trying to stop the blood in his tent, he noticed that Lee was approaching via boat from across the river, and when McDaniel told him to drop his pistol, Lee raised his pistol when McDaniel fired and killed him. 9-4-1903 - LEVY - ROSALIE - - MRS. - - 1832 - 7 18 1904 - MEMPHIS - Mrs.Rosalie Levy, mother of Levy brothers, of this city, died Monday evening, July 18,1904, aged 78 years of old age and general debility at the home of Mr.& Mrs.Gus Levy. She had been ill for about three years as a result of an accident in New York City when she was run down by a wagon. She was born in Germania, and had been in this country thirty years, and moved to her daughter about a year ago in Kansas City, when she decided to move here to be with her sons, which she arrived on July 7, and survived the trip just eleven days. Her remains were sent to Memphis to be interred in the Jewish Cemetery in the presence of her three sons. Peace to her ashes. 7-22-1904 - LIKE - ROY - DEVON - - - 12 15 1941 - 1 10 2008 - HARRIS CHAPEL - Mr. Roy Devon Like, age 66, of Colt, died Thursday at the St. Bernard's Hospital in Jonesboro. He had been in the hospital for the past month and a half. Mr. Like was born December 15, 1941, in Mississippi County, Arkansas, and was the son of George Andrew Like and Mary Virgin Like. He lived in St. Francis County most all of his life, was a Logger, and a member of the House of Prayer. Mr. Like married Martha McCrary in 1985, and she survives him along with six sons and daughter-in-law, Danny Frazier, Ricky Like, Dean Frazier, and Jerry Frazier, all of Wynne, Roy 'Hotchie' Like and Brian Frames and wife, Angela, both of Colt, five daughters and son-in-laws; Darlene Boone and husband, Paul, and Karen Wigginton, and husband, Buddy, all of Wynne, Virginia Like and Tonya Like, both of Colt, and Julie Blake and husband, Junior, of Shannon, Mississippi, four brothers; Jimmy Like, Wayne Like, and Noel Like, all of Colt, and Alvie Like of Wynne, four sisters; Betty Middleton and Jean Webb, both of Colt, Ruby McCrary of Forrest City, and Cathy Walls of Heber Springs, twenty-one grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dottie Talley Like, one daughter, Stacey Like, and one brother, Norman Like. Services for Mr. Like will be held at Stevens Funeral Home Chapel, 4:00 P.M., Sunday, with burial in Harris Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday evening 6:00 till 8:00 P.M., at Stevens Funeral Home with Stevens Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. You may log on to stevensfuneralhome.net for the on line registry.Published: 2008-01-11 - LINDSEY - CHAS. - - - - UNK - 11 13 1904 - HUGHES - Death has been reaping a harvest the past week in Johnson township, last Sunday, Nov.13, 1904, Chas.Lindsey passed away, leaving a wife and one child. The remains were laid to rest in Hughes cemetery Monday. He was a good citizen, and will be missed. 11-18-1904 - LINDSEY - JOHN - - MRS. - - 1842 - 6 19 1904 - HUGHES - Mrs.John Lindsey,aged 66 years, died at her home in Fullwood Sunday night, June 19,1904, of general dibility and old age, after an illness of three months. She was consistent member of the Methodist church, and was beloved by all who knew her. She leaves three sons, and two daughters to mourn their loss as follows: Messrs.Ollie and Billie Miller, Charles Lindsey, and Mrs.Bud May, and Mrs. Lillian Littlefield, all of Johnson township. The remains were interred in the Hughes cemetery, Rev.W.C.Davidson presiding. 6-24-1904 - LIPSEY - NAT - - - - UNK - 11 12 1905 - UNKNOWN - Nat Lipsey, a well known Forrest City negro died Sunday at Wynne, Nov.12,1905, where he has resided for some time. His remains were brought here for burial. 11-17-1905 CO.H-5TH ARKANSAS - LITTLEFIELD - ZACK - N. - PRIVATE - - 1841 - 6 24 1906 - HUGHES - Answered Roll Call=Another soldier of the rapidly diminishing ranks of the old confederates has answered the roll call of the Great Commander. Sunday night, June 24,1906. the spirit of Zack Littlefield passed to its Maker, and the remains were interred in Hughes cemetery, Tuesday noon, amidst a concourse of friends and relatives. He suffered painfully with cancer for many months, which he bore with soldierly fortitude, and was prepared when the summons came. He was 65 years of age, and has resided in this county all his life, dying at his home near Colt. He enlisted in Co.H, 5th Arkansas Infantry from this county, early in the 60's, and served throughout the war. He was a member of the N.B.Forrest Camp No. 263, U.C.V.'s in this city, whose members sorely feel their loss. 6-29-1906 - LOVE - - - MR. - - UNK - 12 1903 - UNKNOWN - Democrat Times-We are sad to hear of the death of Mr.Love, of Bledsoe, and Mrs.Boswell of Lulu. Both died unexpectedly. 12-4-1903 - LOVEJOY - J. - M. - PROF. - - UNK - 1 23 1905 - UNKNOWN - Prof.J.M.Lovejoy, who is kindly remembered here by a large circle of friends at Wheatley where he taught school, died at Rector on Monday, Jan.23,1905, at his home. He was the father in law of Mr.John Hamlin, the barkeeper at Mallory & Vaccaro bar, and he attended the funeral. 1-27-1905 - LOWENTHAL - - - MRS. - - UNK - 10 18 1905 - ST.LOUIS - Mrs.Lowenthal died Wednesday, Oct.18,1905, at her home in St.Louis. She was a sister of Mrs.M.Isaacs and Mrs.A.Meyers of this place and was well known here on her visits. They were joined by their brother and sister, Mr.Morris Lesser and Mrs.S.Rotholz of Marianna on the trip to the funeral in St.Louis. 10-20-1905 - LYNCH - JOHN - C. - - - 1857 - 5 12 1906 - LYNCH - Death of John C.Lynch=The news of the death of Mr.John C.Lynch, which reached this city yesterday, was most shocking to his large number of friends. He was in town Monday, and seemed as well as usual, though he has almost been an invalid for several years from rheumatism. He was taken sick Tuesday morning with dropsy, and died Wednesday night, May 12,1906. He was fifty nine years of age, a native of Lee county, and died on his father's old homestead. He leaves a wife, and two children, namely Mrs.Custer Fryer and Miss Annie Lynch besides numerous relatives and a host of friends to mourn his loss. John C.Lynch was of sturdy stock, a man of honor, and the highest sense of right. He was a Mason, and lived as near to Masonic teachings as was possible for him to do. He was a friend in need, and always had a kind word for all with whom he came in contact. The remains were interred in the family cemetery yesterday afternoon, Elder W.H.Paslay conducting the funeral services. Peace to his ashes. 5-11-1906 - MALLORY - MARTHA - A. - MRS. - - 1 9 1832 - 6 14 1904 - MT.VERNON - Death of Mrs.J.W.Mallory-Mrs.Martha A.Mallory, wife of Mr.John W.Mallory of this city, died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs.Nellie Buford, Tuesday evening, June 14,1904, of typhoid fever and old age. The funeral took place from the residence on Wednesday, and the remains were interred in the Mt.Vernon cemetery, Rev.W.C.Davidson and Rev.S.H.Babcock officiating. Mrs.Mallory was born on Jan.9th, 1832 in Sussex Co., Va.. She moved here with her parents to Mississippi in 1844, and was married to John W.Mallory in Marshall Co., Miss. They later moved and settled at Mt.Vernon in St.Francis county, and have resided there since that time. She was converted by the Methodist Episocopal church south, in which she lived and died a faithful and thoroughly devoted Christian. She was active up until an accident seven years ago which made her an invalid. She leaves a husband, three daughters, and three sons, and goes forth to meet other children long since crossed over. The surviving children are Mrs.F.Laughinghouse, Mrs.Cora Crews, Mr.Emmet Mallory, Mr.John W.Mallory Jr., Mr.Ed Mallory, and Mrs. Nellie Buford. 6-17-1904 - MANGUM - KINCH - - REV. - - UNK - 12 12 1905 - MEMPHIS - NEGRO PREACHER ASSASSINATED=Particulars of a diabolical assassination reached town Wednesday, Dec.13,1905, from Rawlison, a post office twenty miles southeast of Forrest City, on Frenchman bayou. It seems that almost a year ago, a three or four "sanctified" negroes from Tennessee, or Mississippi came to that neighborhood, among them a preacher named Kinch Mangum. Application was made for permission to use their church, which was positively denied. So they put up a tent, and erected it on the Crowder place, at the intersection of the roads and adjoining the Ashworth place. On last Tuesday night, Dec.12,1905, at the meeting, a pistol shot rang out upon the stillness, just after a prayer, and Mangum fell dead. The negroes did not wait for an inquest, and brought the body immediately to Forrest City, where Stevens Bros. prepared the remains for burial, and returned to Memphis for interment. Their is no clue as to the identity of the assailant. 12-15-1905 - MARTIN - BERTHA - - MRS. - GIBSON - 11 23 1916 - 3 21 2008 - FPARK - Mrs. Bertha Gibson Martin, age 91, of Forrest City, died Friday, March 21, 2008, at Crestpark Retirement Inn in Forrest City. Mrs. Martin was born Nov. 23, 1916, in Henry County, Tenn., the daughter of George Arthur Gibson and Eva L. Hoofman Gibson. She was a secretary for the First National Bank and had retired from Hood, Pagan and Associates. She was a member of the Garden Gate Garden Club of Forrest City and attended Memphis State University. She was also a member of the Sigma Alpha Mu Sorority and a member of the First Baptist Church. Mrs. Martin married Hoyte Martin in 1953 and he preceded her in death in 1993. She is survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral services for Mrs. Martin will be held graveside on Sunday, March 23, 2008, at 2 p.m. at Forrest Park Cemetery. Stevens Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements. The family requests that memorials be made to the First Baptist Church, 507 North Rosser, Forrest City AR. Friends and family are invited to sign the online guest book at www.stevensfuneralhome.net. Published: 2008-03-21 - MARTIN - JANE - F. - MISS - - 1871 - 1 27 1905 - UNKNOWN - Miss Jane F.Martin, a young woman 34 years of age, who has visited this city frequently of late, was horribly burned last Friday morning, and died the same evening at Little Rock, Jan.27,1905. She was loading wood into the stove, when the sleeve of her gown became ignited by the fire, and the garment burned completely from her body before assistance reached her. The dispatches say she came to Little Rock from St.Louis five months ago to solicit insurance for the Equitable Life and was known as one of the most successful solicitors in Arkansas. 2-3-1905 - MARTIN - LEONARD - - - - 1883 - 9 27 1904 - UNKNOWN - Unfortunate Accident= A very unfortunate accident occurred at the gin owned and operated by Consumers Cotton Oil Co. at Colt, Tuesday, Sep.27,1904, in which Mr.Leonard Martin, aged about 21, lost his life. He got his hand caught in the machinery, and sawed off his arm at the shoulder before it could be stopped. Dr.England, the local physician was hurredly called to attend to his wounds, but arrived too late to render services. He lived about two hours after the accident. 9-30-1904 - MASON - ALEX - - - - 1897 - 5 7 1905 - UNKNOWN - Three Negroes Drowned-News reached the city Sunday evening, May 7,1905, of the drowning of three negroes in Crow Creek, about one mile west of Madison, and below the railroad bridge about a quarter of a mile. Will Cooper, a brave and fearless man, lost his life in an attempt to recover the bodies of two negroe children who had been drowned about an hour before, bathing in the creek, which was very much swollen by the recent rains. Cooper was formerly an employee of Walton-Knox Box factory at Madison as a fireman. While diving for the bodies, it is supposed he had cramps or struck his head by a rock, and was unable to save himself. All three bodies were recovered later, including Alex Mason, age 8, and Turner Mays, age 6 years. 5-19-1905 - MASTERS - TRACY - - MRS. - YOUNG - 1951 - 1 31 2008 - PRIVATE - Mrs. Tracy Young Masters, age 57, of Hughes, died on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008, at Forrest City Medical Center. Mrs. Masters, was the daughter of Joe and Julia Young and was a self-employed Certified Public Accountant. She is survived by her parents, of Hughes; a son, Joseph Masters, of Marion; her grandmother, Trecy Trimue of Hughes and several other relatives and friends. The family will hold a private ceremony for Mrs. Masters and Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis is in charge of all arrangements.Published: 2008-02-01 - MATHEWS - HUGH - - MRS. - - 1823 - 3 12 1903 - UNKNOWN - Mrs.Hugh Mathews died at Caldwell yesterday, Mar.12,1903, at the home of her son-in-law, Sandy Jett. She was about 80 years of age, and has resided in the county almost half a century. 3-13-1903 - MAY - JOHN - D. - - - 7 30 1852 - 1 12 1905 - HUGHES - Death of J.D.May-Mr.John D.May, a well known and highly respected farmer, living one mile west of Fulwood, died Thursday morning, Jan.12,1905, of pneumonia, he was about 50 years of age. He was taken ill last Saturday a week ago, with a chill, and rapidly developed this dread malady, which is so prevalent and fatal. He leavea a heart broken widow. Mary S.May, to mourn her loss. Mr.May was born and reared in this county and within a half mile of his home where he died. He was a member of the Methodist church, and when asked by Mr.Henry May his last words were, "Not a shadow of doubt." The remains were interred this morning in the Hughes cemetery, Rev.W.C.Davidson officiating with services at the grave. 1-20-1905 He found Miss Mittie Giles in his younger days, and married her Dec.23,1886, and settled on the farm almost within sight of his old home. He was a brother of Rev.H.E.May, of the White River Conference. His funeral was conducted from the New Hope church, and his body was laid to rest in the Hughes cemetery. He left behind four brothers in addition to his widow. W.C.Davidson, Jan.18,1905. 1-13-1905 - MAY - WILBUR - C. - - - 9 18 1900 - 12 10 1906 - HUGHES - Mr.& Mrs.P.G.May of Johnson township, have the sympathy of their numerous friends in the death of their sweet little baby, who died Monday, Dec.10,1906, of congestion, and was buried the following day at Hughes cemetery. 12-14-1906 - MAYRONNE - WM. - - - - UNK - 9 7 1906 - UNKNOWN - Mr.& Mrs.Wm.Mayronne of Ruston, La., registered at the Marion Hotel last Tuesday. He was suffering from acute indigestion, and Dr.Rush was in attendance, and nothing serious was anticipated until this morning when heart failure set in, notwithstanding medical aid, he died at 9:30 am this morning, Sep.7,1906. Mr.Mayronne was a cotton buyer, and Stevens Bros.took charge of the remains. 9-7-1906 - MAYS - TURNER - - - - 1899 - 5 7 1905 - UNKNOWN - Three Negroes Drowned-News reached the city Sunday evening, May 7,1905, of the drowning of three negroes in Crow Creek, about one mile west of Madison, and below the railroad bridge about a quarter of a mile. Will Cooper, a brave and fearless man, lost his life in an attempt to recover the bodies of two negroe children who had been drowned about an hour before, bathing in the creek, which was very much swollen by the recent rains. Cooper was formerly an employee of Walton-Knox Box factory at Madison as a fireman. While diving for the bodies, it is supposed he had cramps or struck his head by a rock, and was unable to save himself. All three bodies were recovered later, including Alex Mason, age 8, and Turner Mays, age 6 years. 5-19-1905 - McCLANE - SAMUEL - - - - 1892 - 9 4 1904 - UNKNOWN - The Same Old Story-Last Sunday morning, Jno. Taylor and Samuel McClane, aged 14 and 12 respectively, who lived with their parents on the L.O.McDaniel place, and were neighbors to S.T.McDaniel's family, went over to S.T.McDaniel's home to play with his children. During the forenoon, John Taylor, when playing, picked up a target rifle, the property of one of McDaniel's children, and pointing it back at his step-brother, said "I'm going to shoot you, " and pulled the trigger. He did not know it was loaded, and will go to his grave regretting that he was so careless as to murder his step brother. The bullet just barely missed the cheek of Louis McDaniel's left cheek, just grazing it, the boy died within a few minutes. 9-9-1904 - McCRARY - LEILA - - MISS - - 9 5 1904 - 1 3 1905 - CITY - Our Little Lelia-It was Jan.3,1905 when we lost our baby Lelja. Her sweet disposition and pale face brightened our home for the short time with us. We laid our darling to sleep in the Forrest City cemetery Jan.4,1905. 2-3-1905 - McDANIEL - LYDIA OR LYETIA - EUGENIA - MRS. - USSERY - 12 18 1879 - 8 20 1906 - McDANIEL - Death of Mrs.J.H.McDaniel=It was a matter of sad regret to the relatives and many friends of the family, to learn on Monday, Aug.20,1906, of the death of Mrs.Lydia Eugenia (Ussery) McDaniel, beloved wife of Mr.J.H.McDaniel, who has for some time been living half a mile north of town, and is extensively related in this county. Mrs.McDaniel died last Monday in child birth, and leaves besides her devoted husband, two children, a girl and a boy of tender years. She was a member of the Christian church, and Rev.J.K.Pedrick performed the funeral service, which was widely attended on the afternoon of the same day. The precious remains were interred in the McDaniel cemetery. Deceased was 26 years of age, and had spent her short life in trying to do good in the world. She was chosen President of the Christian workers, a church organization which has only been in existence a short time, but has accomplished much good. She was also a member of the Knights of Honor, in which she had a $2000 insurance policy. She was born in this county and her family were some of the oldest and most prominent families of the county. 8-24-1906 8-24-1906 CIVIL-NATIVE-PIONEER - McDANIEL - WILLIAM - HOWERSON - - - 1 17 1834 - 10 21 1904 - CITY - Death of Capt.W.H.McDaniel-The dealings of providence with the beings created by omnipotent power are wonderful, mysterious, and oft-times perplexing. When on last Friday, it became known that the spirit of Capt.W.H.McDaniel had left its frail, enfeebled body, friends remarked on the vitality and strength of constitution which enabled him to battle so many years against the inroads of time. William Howerson McDaniel was born in St.Francis County Jan.17,1834, and died Oct.21, 1904. His love for his native state and county, was shown by his continued residence here during his entire life. When the Civil war began and volunteers were first called he was one of the first to enlist, joining the 13th? Arkansas as a First Lieutenant. At the battle of Shiloh, he replaced his captain lost in battle. He survived the war, being wounded several times at Murfressboro. At Chickamauga, when the smoke had cleared of that great battle, he and his friend, Jesse Hodges stood among the thousands of dead and dying, and being the sole survivors of their company. He chose to return home to enlist more to the cause, when he was captured on this trip, and sent to Johnson's Island where he remained until the end of the war as a prisoner. At the close of the war, he returned home and married Miss Mollie Elender Fondren, of Tennessee, on Jan.24,1867. They were the parents of three children:Mrs.John W.Naylor, Mrs.Sydenham R.Trapp, Jr., and Mrs.Percy H.Barker, all of whom were with him, and ministered to his wants. He was a successful businessman, an interested citizen. The services at the church were simple, Rev.W.H.Paslay officiating, and then the body was laid to rest in the Forrest City cemetery by his Confederate Veteran comrades with the battleflag entwined with crepe over all that was mortal of W.H.McDaniel. 10-28-1904 - McDONALD - O. - A. - MRS. - - UNK - 6 6 1904 - UNKNOWN - Death of Mrs.McDonald- The sad news of the death of Mrs.O.A.McDonald, wife of our good friend and brother, Capt.J.P.McDonald of Fullwood, reached the city Tuesday morning, and cast a gloom over the city, as she passed away on Monday, June 6,1904, after an illness of two weeks, and was buried the following day at the cemetery just beyond T.O.Fitzpatrick's place. Mrs.McDonald was a noble woman, a devoted wife, a fond and indulgent mother, and a sweet and neighborly neighbor. She leaves a husband, and a sweet little girl to mourn their loss. could be June 13,1904. 6-10-1904 - McDOUGAL - JAMES - F. - DR. - - 1825 - 7 15 1905 - UNKNOWN - LAND MARK GONE=Dr.James F.McDougal, of Savannah, Tenn, dies at a ripe old age. The death of Dr.James F.McDougal which occurred Saturday, July 15,1905, at Savannah, removed one of the last land marks of that section, and one of the best known practicitioners of west Tennessee. Dr.McDougal was 80 years of age, and had been a citizen of Savannah for forty years. having moved there from Wesland Springs, Lawrence county, where he was born. He was an uncle of Senator W.W.Carmack, and one of the staunch democrats of the county. He was for many years a leader in the Methodist church, and with the Masonic lodge. He is survived by a widow, his second wife, and eight children:Aren? McDougal, a lawyer at Sapulpa; Dr.James F.McDougal, of Forrest City; Dr.Alex McDougal of Cero Gordo,Harden County; John McDougal, a farmer at Savannah; Mrs.Agnes Harvey, of Cero Gordo; Mrs.Dan Broyles, of Savannah; and Mrs.H.J.Cox, Selmer, McNairy County, Tenn.-Commercial Appeal. 7-21-1905 NATIVE - McGEE - LAILA - - MRS. - ROOKH - 9 24 1874 - 7 9 1905 - CITY - Death of Mrs.McGee=Death has again robbed a mother of her eldest born, a husband of a devoted wife; a daughter of her dearest friend; a brother of his only sister, and many relatives and friends of one who was dear to all of them in her life time. Mrs.Laila Rookh McGee, wife of Mr.W.L.McGee, and daughter of Mrs.Alice Casteel, of this city, died Sunday, July 9,1905, at their hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado, whence they had gone hoping to restore her health, after a lingering illness of several months. The precious remains were brought to this city, Wednesday, on the Rock Island railroad, where they were met and the remains taken to the residence of her mother in the city. Yesterday, the interred the body in the Forrest City cemetery, Elder J.A.McCord, of the Baptist church, officiating. Rev.P.H.Hensley of the Presbyterian church assisting. Mrs.McGee was born in this city, Sep.24,1874, and was the eldest child of Milton and Alice Casteel. She was married twice, the last time to Mr.W.L.McGee of St.Louis, and to this union was born one child, a daughter who survives her. She was an accomplished and a cultured woman. 7-14-1905 - McGEE - WILLLIAM - - - - UNK - 4 22 1904 - CITY - William McGee, who lived on the P.L.Gray place in St.Francis bottom, died on Friday, Apr.22,1904, of pneumonia, and was buried in the Forrest City cemetery the following day. 4-29-1904 13TH TENNESSEE REGIMENT-CIVIL - McKNIGHT - JOHN - DAVID - DR. - - 3 12 1842 - 1 6 1905 - CITY - Death of Dr.J.D.McKnight=Died very suddenly of Congestion of the Lungs. Was High Sheriff of St.Francis County-Dr.J.D.McKnight is dead. This was indeed appalling news to his friends as they awoke on Monday morning, Jan.9,1905; and when we say, his friends, that includes every citizen of St.Francis County who has ever come in contact with him. He had not an enemy. Even political opponents were his personal friends, and their is scarely a family in the county to some member of which he has not done some personal favor or kindness. He was universally esteemed. He was Mason in the true sense, and not in name only, and this is as great a compliment as we can pay our deceased brother. John David McKnight was born near Somerville, Tenn., Mar.12,1842, where he resided until 1871, when he came to Arkansas, locating near Wittsburg, where he had charge of a large plantation for one year. He then removed to Forrest City and resided here three years, going hence to New Castle where he lived until eight years ago, when he returned here to Forrest City until his death. He was a gallant and fearless Confederate soldier, who knew no right above his country's welfare. He enlisted in the 13th Tennessee Regiment in 1861, and served faithfully throughout the war, participating in the battles of Belmont, Shiloh, Perryville, Richmond, Murphreesboro, all engagements between Sherman and Joseph E.Johnson from Murhreesboro to Jonesboro, including the battle of Mission Ridge, above the clouds, Franklin, Tenn., and many others of less importance. He was married on March 13,1867 to Miss Victoria Williams, with whom he lived happily until her death in 1891. She was the daughter of Judge J.W.Williams of Winchester, Tenn., and sister of Hon.R.J.Williams of this city, and Prof.J.B.Williams of Devall's Bluff, Ark., Mrs.A.M.Moore of Byhalia, Miss., and Mrs.C.F.Gates of Winchester, Tenn. To this union five children were born, three of whom were raised and lived to man and womanhood in this county. Dr.Clarence McKnight, his eldest child preceded him to the grave only six months, having died June 1904. He next married Mrs.Mattie E.Horney, only one child, Freddie, blessed this union. He leaves two step daughters, MIss Addie and Beverly Horney, who were as dear to him as his own. Dr.McKnight has been a practicing physician in this county for twenty five years. He had diplomas from Vanderbilt University and the Memphis Medical College. He was twice elected to Sheriff and Tax Collector for St.Francis County. He was a member of the Methodist church, the Masonic Lodge, and the Odd Fellows, He had only been sick for a few minutes when he passed away. The funeral was from his residence, Rev.S.H.Babcock officiating, assisted by Elder J.A.McCord of the Baptist church. The remains were interred in the Forrest City cemetery under the auspices of the Masonic lodge, and was laid away in his Confederate uniform. He died Jan.6,1905 on Sunday night of congestion of the lungs. 1-13-1905 - McMICKLE - W. - L. - - - 12 1 1865 - 3 7 1904 - BIBLE UNION - W.L. McMickle died yesterday afternoon, Mar.7,1904 at his late residence in the Fussell addition of pneumonia, after a short illness. Services were held at the residence this morning, and the remains were interred in the Bible Union cemetery today. 3-11-1904 - McNAIR - TOM - - - - UNK - 7 10 1905 - UNKNOWN - Tom McNair, a negro farmer, was killed by a westbound freight on the Rock Island Monday, July 10,1905, at Round Pond. He was overtaken on the trestle, and stepped aside, but the pilot beam struck him, knocked him off, and he died within twenty minutes. He was picked up and brought to Widener. 7-14-1905 CIVIL - McVEY - L. - P. - - - 1825 - 11 25 1906 - ELMWOOD - L.P.McVEY DEAD=Another old Confederate soldier answers taps. L.P.McVey, age 81, died yesterday, Nov.25,1906, at his residence, 167 Union street, The funeral will take place today at Elmwood cemetery. The only surviving members of his family left to mourn his loss are W.A. and E.L.McVey, who live in this city, Memphis. Mr.McVey had been an invalid for four years, and died of old age. He was a Confederate soldier, and was in many of the prominent battles on southern soil, including Shiloh. He enlisted from Mississippi, his native state, and came to Memphis after the war. Commercial Appeal, Nov.26,1906. L.P.McVey will be remembered by a large number of citizens of this county, where he resided for many years, and was engaged in the shoemaking business. He was thus engaged in 1886 when the writer first came to Forrest City. He left here in the late 90's. The 1880 census shows:L.P. McVey Home in 1880: Forest City, Saint Francis, Arkansas Age: 53 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1827 Birthplace: Tennessee Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head) Spouse's Name: Tabitha Neighbors: Occupation: Boot Maker Marital Status: Married Race: White Gender: Male Cannot read/writeHousehold Members: Name Age L.P. McVey 53 wife-Tabitha McVey 48 son- Johnnie McVey 19 son- Eddie McVey 12 sister-Catharina Heathcof 35 nephew-Eddie Heathcof 9 11-30-1906 - 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 - 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 - 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 - MINOR - BABY BOY - - - - 9 23 1903 - 9 28 1903 - CITY - The five day old son of Mr.Berry Minor, of Big Eddy, was taken ill with tonsillitus a few days ago which rapidly developed into membraneous croup. The child was brought to the St.Francis Hotel in this city, and medical attention paid, to no avail. The little spirit passed to its maker Monday, Sep.28,1903. The remains were laid to rest in the Forrest City cemetery on Tuesday, Rev.Dyer of the Methodist church presiding over the services. 10-2-1903 PIONEER - MITCHELL - BOB - - - - UNK - 11 22 1906 - BELL - The sad news of "Uncle" Bob Mitchell reached us yesterday, Nov.22,1906. The deceased was one of the pioneer settlers of the county, and was well known and esteemed by a legion of friends. He had been in feeble health for a long time and the end was not unexpected. The remains will be interred in the Bell cemetery near Palestine today. The Times extends sympathy to the grieved widow and relatives. Probably this Man:Robert Mitchell Home in 1880: Goodwin, Saint Francis, Arkansas Age: 48 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1832 Birthplace: Tennessee Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head) Spouse's Name: Zoa Father's birthplace: Virginia Mother's birthplace: North Carolina Occupation: Keeping Boarding Marital Status: Married Race: White Gender: Male Household Members: Name Age Robert Mitchell 48 Zoa Mitchell 30 Boarders-Annie Coffey 4 William Baird 52 11-23-1906 PIONEER - MITCHELL - BOB - - MRS. - - UNK - 10 17 1905 - UNKNOWN - The many friends of "Uncle" Bob Mitchell, will join us in sympathy with him on the loss of his wife, who passed away Tuesday night, Oct.17,1905, at her home near McGoffin. Mrs.Mitchell was one of the oldest residents of the county, and was a woman greatly beloved by all of who enjoyed the privilege of her acquaintance. Her end was peaceful, she dying in the full assurance of a happy future. We regret to hear Uncle Bob is quite ill also. 10-20-1905 - MONROE - INEZ - - MRS. - - UNK - 5 23 1904 - CITY - Death of Mrs.M.L.Monroe=The sudden and untimely death of Inez, Mrs.M.L.Monroe, Monday afternoon, May 23,1904, was a painful shock to her relatives and friends. Her husband was in St.Louis and unprepared for the shock. Mrs.Monroe was taken violently ill at midnight of heart failure. Even though the medical community, doctors and nurses, did its best, she passed in the afternoon. The funeral took place from the residence at 5 o'clock Tuesday, and the remains were laid to rest at the Forrest City cemetery along side two of her children who had preceded her into the great unknown. Elder W.H.Paslay officiating. 5-27-1904 - MONTGOMER - HUGH - - - - UNK - 11 14 1904 - HUGHES - Death has been reaping a harvest the past week in Johnson township, on Monday, Nov.14,1904, Hugh Montgomery, step son of Mr.McNull died, and was buried Tuesday in the Hughes graveyard. He was a good citizen, and will be missed. 11-18-1904 - MOODY - ANNIE - - MISS - - UNK - 9 1 1906 - DEMOCRAT - Miss Annie Moody passed away Saturday, Sep.1,1906, after an illness of twelve months and was laid away in the old family burying ground at this place. Democrat Times 9-14-1906 - MOON - ALBERT - - - - 1874 - 1 27 1906 - UNKNOWN - Mr.Albert Moon, aged 32 years, died last Saturday, Jan.27,1906, on the Blalock farm at Colt, of pneumonia, after a spell of seven days. His relatives and friends have our sympathy in their great bereavement. 2-2-1906 NATIVE-onfag - MOONEY - ESSIE - MAE - MRS. - McGILL - 12 4 1909 - 2 10 2008 - FORREST CITY CEMETERY - Mrs. Essie Mae Mooney, age 98, of Forrest City, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008, at Crestpark Retirement Inn. Mrs. Mooney was born Dec. 4, 1909, in Bonair the daughter of John McGill and Allen Moore. She was a member of the Lane Chapel C.M.E. Church and a homemaker. She is survived by a nephew, Charles Moore of Forrest City and a niece, Lauvenia Moore of Stockton, Calif. Visitation for Mrs. Mooney will be held on Friday, Feb. 15, 2008, from 12 to 5 p.m. at Woodhouse Mortuary. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008, at 2 p.m. at the Lane Chapel C.M.E. Church with Rev. Ronald Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Forrest City Cemetery. Published: 2008-02-14 - MOORE - UNKNOWN - - - - UNK - 3 16 1906 - UNKNOWN - A Tragedy=Oliver Shields and Jerry Simpson were in charge of two prisoners, both named Moore, and who were arrested Monday for grand larceny. The elder Moore claimed too ill to go to Palestine for trial, on Tuesday, March 13,1906, Simpson took the younger Moore to court, some how or another, Shields must have shot the elder Moore in the stomach, and he died the same night. Shields came to Forrest City to surrender, and was discharged. Unable to read most of article 3-16-1906 - MOORE - WM. - - - - UNK - 12 6 1906 - UNKNOWN - Negro Killed=Yesterday, between 1 and 2 o'clock, Dec.6,1906, a negro named Wm.Moore was shot and intantly killed by his wife, Clara Moore, on the Fussell plantation, northwest of town. Deputies Swan and Potts arrested her, and she is awaiting trial. It apparently was caused by him wanting her to pick cotton, which she refused to do, and she said he hit at her with a iron bar, but missed, as he approached her, she grabbed an old musket pistol loaded with bird shot, and as she struck at him with the gun, which exploded, the contents putting a hole through his heart, killing him instantly. 12-21-1906 Mrs.Moore was bound over for trial by Squire Turley. 12-7-1906 - MORLOCK - MINNIE - - MISS - - 1902 - 8 18 1905 - UNKNOWN - In Memoriam-We assembled at the home of Mr.J.A.Morlock, Saturday evening, Aug.19, 1905, on a sad mission, where the day before, the angels had visited, and taken from their arms, their little daughter Minnie, and borne her away to the land of our Father. Mr.Morlock and family are prominent citizens of our community, and their sweet little daughter, though just three years old, was dearly beloved by all who knew her. 8-25-1905 - MORRIS - STELLA - - MISS - - UNK - 12 5 1904 - CALVERT - Miss Stella Morris, daughter of Mr.& Mrs.S.Morris of Yocona, died Monday, Dec.5,1904, of typhoid fever, and was buried at the Calvert graveyard Tuesday afternoon, Miss Stella was a very bright and ambitious young girl, and will be sadly missed by her parents and companions. 12-9-1904 NATIVE - MORRIS - TOMMY - - JR. - - 8 15 1950 - 1 26 2008 - FPARK - Mr. Tommy Morris Jr., age 57, of Springfield, Mo. and formerly of Forrest City, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008, at his home. Mr. Morris was born Aug. 15, 1950, in Colt, the son of Tommy Morris Sr. and Joann Morphis Long. He lived in Forrest City for most of his life, was a retired from W.L. Laws Construction, was a member of the Moose Lodge and did volunteer work. Mr. Morris married Pamela Kaye Martin in 1976 and she survives him along with a son, Cody Joe Morris of Sherwood; two daughters, Casandra Kerby of Ozark, Mo. and Joni Nell Harrington of Springfield, Mo.; one brother, Leonard Brian Long of Forrest City and three grandchildren. Visitation for Mr. Morris will be held on Monday, Jan. 28, 2008, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008, at 3 p.m. in the Chapel of Stevens Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Forrest Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Regions Bank in Forrest City c/o Tommy Morris Jr. Fund. Log on to www.stevensfuneralhome.net for the online registry.Published: 2008-01-28 - MORROW - DAVE - - - - UNK - 7 28 1903 - UNKNOWN - Accidental Death at Crow Creek-Dave Morrow, a laborer, while attempting to board a tender of the locomotive while it was moving, fell under the wheels and had his left arm and leg smashed, from the effects he died Tuesday night about midnight, on July 28, 1903. Engine No. 141, with Josie Myers at the throttle, pulling one flat car, hauls the gang of laborers to and from Forrest City every morning and evening. He had been brought to town, and the operation to sever the limbs ended in the death of the victim. 7-31-1903 - MOSBY - JIMMY - LEE - - - 10 23 1954 - 12 29 2007 - FORREST CITY CEMETERY - Mr. Jimmy Lee Mosby, age 53, of Memphis, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007, at his home. Mr. Mosby, born Oct. 23, 1954, in Forrest City and was the son of Jessie Mosby and Jessie Mae Lewis Mosby. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Redmon Mosby of Memphis; a son Andre Mosby of Memphis; a daughter Stacy Mosby of Memphis; three sisters, Gladys Mosby of Memphis, Evelyn Mosby of Chicago, Ill., and Evern Byers of Forrest City; two brothers, Eddie Mosby of Forrest City and Michael Mosby of Pine Bluff and one granddaughter. Visitation for Mr. Mosby will be held on Friday, Jan. 4, 2008, from noon to 5 p.m. in the Chapel of Woodhouse Mortuary. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008, at 11 a.m. at Beth Salem Baptist Church with Rev. Theodis Cochran officiating. Burial will follow in Forrest City Cemetery.Published: 2008-01-03 - MOSS - W. - H. - - - UNK - 2 1903 - UNKNOWN - W.H.Moss, colored, an old time resident and prosperous farmer, fell dead from heart disease on the ferry at Big Eddy. He resided at New Castle and was respected by both white and black. 2-13-1903 - MULHOLLAND - BABY - - - - UNK - 7 1905 - UNKNOWN - A casket was sent out yesterday for the precious baby of Mr.& Mrs.Mulholland, of Johnson township. 7-21-1905 - MURPHREE - WILLIAM - - - - 3 25 1866 - 8 29 1904 - CITY - Card of Thanks=Mrs.Wm.Murphree desires us to extend to all those friends who have been so kind and sympathetic and all who have in any way been instrumental in administering to her or her late husband prior to his death, her sincere appreciation and thanks, and will ever hold them in grateful remembrance. John Williams, Negro Ex-Convict and desparado, shot to death City Marshall W.W.Rainbolt, and Chief Deputy William Murphree on last Saturday about 6:45 o'clock pm., Aug.29,1904. Williams body was riddled with bullets from revolvers of Swan, Rainbolt, and Murphree, also killing him. John Williams had lived on the Louis Pugh place south of town, and Mr.Pugh told him to leave after he had terrorized other negroes with a pistol. He reported the same to Deputy Swan when he came to town Saturday, and he notified the other offficers in town. The story is long and detailed, but essentially they attempted to arrest Williams, and the gun battle ensued. Mr.Murphree was born in Mississippi March 25,1866, and at the time of his death was 38 years, 4 months, and 26 days of age. He removed to Arkansas with his parents at the age of 11 years. locating in Monroe Co., where he was later married to Miss Evette, by whom he had one child, a girl. His wife died, and he moved to Wheatley, in this county, and on Oct.4,1898, moved to Forrest City. On Nov.6,1898, he was happily married to Miss Annie Elliott, of this county, by whom he had two children, all of whom survive to mourn his loss. He was a member of the Baptist faith. He was an exemplary citizen, an honest man, a loving husband and indulgent father, a good neighbor, and a steadfast friend. He was a member of the Knights and Ladies of Honor, and Odd Fellows. He leaves his family in moderately good circumstances. 9-2-1904 - MURPHY - M. - E. - MRS. - MAY - 1847 - 8 8 1905 - HUGHES - Death of Mrs.Murphy=Mrs.M.E.Murphy, adopted mother of Mrs.Johnnie Johnson, of this city, whose critical illness was chronicled in the Times coumns last week, died at the home of her daughter, Tuesday, Aug.8,1905, of consumption. The funeral ceremonies were conducted by Rev.S.H.Babcock and the remains were interred at the Hughes cemetery Wednesday morning. Mrs.Murphy was a member of the Methodist church, and for 20 years has taught classes in the Sunday school. She was 58 years of age and a sister of Messrs.Bud, Ben, and Arch May of Johnson township, and Henry May of Telico Township. She had been confined to her bed for ten weeks, and suffered terribly until death released her tired spirit. 8-11-1905 - MURTA - J. - E. - DR. - - UNK - 7 10 1906 - TENNESSEE - Judge J.S.R. Cowan left Tuesday morning for Moscow, Tenn., in response to a telegram announcing the death of his father in law, Dr.J.E.Murta, which occurred the night before, July 10,1906. Mrs.Cowan had been at the bedside of her father for several weeks, and was with him when the end came. 7-13-1906 - MYERS - ROY - - - - UNK - 12 23 1906 - CITY - Mr.Roy Myers died Sunday night, Dec.23,1906, of pneumonia at the residence of his brother in law, Mr.Chas.McCutchen, and the remains were laid away in the Forrest City cemetery on Monday, Elder J.H.Cason of the Baptist church conducting the ceremonies. could be Hughes cemetery. 12-28-1906 - 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 cemetery 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 cemetery 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 - 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 - 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 cemetery 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 - 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 cemetery 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 - NICHOLS - ADELAIDE - - MRS. - BARD - 1865 - 1 4 1906 - LITTLE ROCK - Death of Mrs.Nichols=One of the saddest events in the social life of Forrest City, was the death of Mrs.John M.Nichols, which occurred on last Wednesday, Jan.4,1906. She was chairman of the Cosmos Club committee, that on New Year's night gave such a brilliant musical entertainment, and it was a direct shock to her many friends to learn the next day she had pneumonia. Such however, was the case. With the strength of will and straight forwardness of purpose, which characterized all of her acts, she put aside physical discomfort and performed her manifold duties that evening, with grace and success. The when every duty was performed, she succumbed to the fell disease that had already laid its wasting hand upon her. As she fought the disease, at the last her family was around her. The devoted husband, and two bright children, Bard and Helen, her mother and only brother, Mr.W.D.Bard of Little Rock. On Thursday morning, the religious ceremonies were performed at the Presbyterian church by Rev.P.H.Hensley. Then the casket was borne to the railroad, for shipment to Little Rock, with internment the same day, in the family plot, besides the grave of her father. Adelaide Bard was born in in Louisville, Ky., in 1865, to Mr.& Mrs.J.H.Bard. Her school life was passed in that city, where she was twice graduated from the Female High School. In early life she joined the Presbyterian church, and remained a consistent membrer until her death. She was a resident of Forrest City about seventeen years. In 1890, she married Mr.John Merritt Nichols, of this place, and two children blessed this union. 1-5-1906 - NICHOLS - NACE - - - - UNK - 12 21 1904 - LOUGHRIDGE - Mr.Nace Nichols of New Castle, died Wednesday, Dec.21,1904, of pneumonia, at his home, and was buried at the Loughridge cemetery yesterday. He leaves a wife and two children to mourn their loss, and to them we extend our sincere sympathy. 12-23-1904 - NIMOCKS - ISABEL - - MISS - - UNK - 12 17 1906 - N.CAROLINA - A telegram Monday noon, conveyed the sad tidings of death of Miss Isabel Nimocks, daughter of Mr.& Mrs.R.M.Nimocks. The death occurred at Fayetteville, N.Carolina. Mr.Nimocks and daughter, Miss Eunice, left Tuesday to attend the burial. 12-21-1906 - NORMENT - CALVIN - - - - 1960 - 12 27 2007 - CASTEEL - Mr. Calvin Norment, age 47, of Forrest City, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007, at Forrest City Medical Center. Mr. Norment was the son of Willie Williams Sr. and Letha Butler Norment. He is survived by his father of Forrest City; two sons, Emmanuel Norment and Martez Childersboth of Arlington, Texas; a daughter, Constance Parker of Oklahoma; two sisters, Linda Griffin and Donna Thomas, both of Forrest City; five brothers, L.P. Norment, Ervin Norment and Edward Norment, all of Forrest City, Willie Williams Jr. of Memphis and Melvin Norment of Little Rock and seven grandchildren. Visitation for Mr. Norment will be held on Friday, Jan. 4, 2008, from noon to 5 p.m. in the Chapel of Woodhouse Mortuary. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008, at 2 p.m. at Days Temple with burial following in Casteel Cemetery.Published: 2008-01-03 CIVIL? - NORVELL - SAM - M. - CAPT. - - 1841 - 1 17 1906 - HUGHES - Capt.Sam M.Norvell, an old and highly esteemed citizen of this county, died at his home in three miles west of Colt, on Wednesday, Jan.17,1906, of pneumonia. He was well known by a large circle of friends. He was about sixty five years of age, and leaves a wife and three children. The remains were interred at the Hughes cemetery yesterday. The Times extends its sincere sympathy to the bereaved family. 1-19-1906 - ODOM - J. - HOBART - - - 4 30 1860 - 10 27 1903 - BELL - BROKE HIS NECK-J.H.Odom, Palestine, a prominent farmer and timber man falls from running horse and sustains fatal injuries.On Tuesday, Oct.27,1903, Mr.J.H.Odom, left his home on horseback and started for Forrest City. The road lies along the Choctaw railroad, and rumors say that he was seen to be riding rapidly, apparently racing with the train, which, it is said, he distanced about a mile into town.. He had not been drinking when he left home, but this action would seem to indicate that he must have done so just after leaving and probably enroute. At any rate when he was next noticed he was considerably intoxicated, and had to be coaxed by friends to desist, and go on about his business, which he finally concluded to do. The object of his trip had been to go to Mud Lake to look after some four bales of last years cotton which he stored in that vicinity. He rode rapidly, and was seen by several persons as he almost flew upon the road. Ben Rodgers family saw him as he passed their house riding fast, and Rodgers himself saw the horse come to a sudden stop, and climbed upon the fence to see what had happened. He little dreamed that Hobart Odom's life had been summoned before its maker to give an account of his brief abode here below. He had fallen from the running horse, and had had his neck broken. Death was instantaneous. Gordon Evans was the first to find the body. He was passing in the road, and saw Mr.Odom lying there dead, with one foot in the stirrup. He removed the foot, and tied the horse to the fence, and notified Rodgers. The place where Odom lost his life was about 150 yards from Ben Rodgers residence, and about 3 1/2 miles south of Forrest City. Sidney Black and Jesse Garrett, came upon the body but were so frightened they did not stop. The body was brought to town, and Stevens Undertaking establishment prepared the body for burial. Coroner Alley formed an inquest, and death was from fall from horse. Mr.Odom was about 44 years of age, and is survived by a widow, Mrs.Clara Odom, and a father, and at the time of his death, was quite well to do. He had a good farm, some town property and perhaps some money. S.J.Wilsford, a friend of the family came to accompany the remains to Palestine Wednesday, where and when they were interred. 10-30-1903 - ORMAN - EDWARD - LUIS - - - 11 6 1929 - 2 5 2008 - MEMORIAL SERVICES - Mr. Edward Luis Orman, age 78, of Forrest City, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008, at the Wynne Health Care Center. Mr. Orman was born Nov 6, 1929, in Wynne, the son of Lester Orman Sr. and Flora South Orman. He lived in St. Francis County for most of his life, was a farmer and a Jehovah's Witness. Mr. Orman married Garnett McGee in 1954 and she survives him along with a son, Bruce Edward Orman of Memphis, two daughters, Linda Evans of Forrest City and Robin Eichman of Memphis; two brothers, Ray Orman and Wayne Orman both of Wynne; one sister, Cheryl Warren of Medina, Tenn.; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation for Mr. Orman will be held on Saturday, Feb 9, 2008, at 1 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness in Forrest City. A memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. Stevens Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements. Friends and family are invited to visit the online guestbook at www.stevensfuneralhome.net. The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorials be sent to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness in Forrest City, 2275 SFC 311, Forrest City, AR 72335, or the Arkansas Department of Health Hospice, P.O. Box 788, Forrest City, AR 72336.Published: 2008-02-07 - ORR - MARY - IZORA - MISS - - UNK - 8 9 1906 - TENNESSEE - Miss Mary Izora Orr, daughter of Mr.Samuel Orr, and sister of Sam H.Orr and Miss Meta Orr, died at the family residence , 311 Woodland Street, last night, Aug. 9,1906. The deceased was one of the most popular of Nashville's women, and was the possessor of a splendid character. She had, before her ill health prevented, been an active participant in the organized relief work in this city, and also performed many deeds of benevolence of a private nature. Her mental abilities were exceptional, and she was a woman whose strength, both of mind and character were easily recognized. She had been in ill health for some time and death was not altogether unexpected, yet her many friends and her relatives were shocked at her passing from their midst and will mourn a genuine loss. The Nashville Tenn.Banner. She was a cousin of Mrs.J.D.Baugh of this city. The precious remains were laid away in the vault at Mt.Olivet, Nashville. 8-10-1906 - OSBORNE - E. - - MRS. - - 1844 - 3 14 1904 - HODGES - Mrs.E.Osborne died at the residence of Jesse Hodges in Yocona, last Monday night, Mar.14,1904, and was buried in the Hodges family cemetery on Tuesday. Mrs.Osborne was about 60 years of age, and was an old resident of the county. She recently came from Texas, where she had resided for the last two years. 3-18-1904 CIVIL - OWEN - E. - T. - DR. - - 12 31 1828 - 11 23 1906 - BRINKLEY - Dr.E.T.Owen Dead=Again we are called upon to record the death of one of the oldest and most highly respected citizens of this section, Dr.E.T.Owen, which occurred at his home in Clarendon, Nov.23,1906. He was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Dec.31,1828, where he lived until he was 12 years of age when his father moved to Columbus, Mississippi. When 26 years of age he came to Arkansas, and began the practice of medicine with Dr.Chas.Sullivan and ever since been actively engaged in that profession until the past few years, when the infirmities of old age made him an invalid, for the past two years. Dr.Owen was a gentleman of the old school, chivalrous and polite to all, and generous to a fault. Politically he was a democrat, also a Mason, and an old Confederate soldier, having been a member of Camp Pat Cleburne, U.C.V.m, of this place. Funeral services were held by Rev.T.H.Howard, Saturday, and his remains laid to rest in the Brinkley cemetery in the presence of a large number of friends who had gathered to pay a last tribute in respect of his memory. Monroe County Citizen. Dr.Owen resided here for a short time a few years ago when his wife conducted the St.Francis Hotel, next door to the Times office, and made many friends who will join us in sincere sympathy to the bereaved relatives. He leaves a wife, a son, Will, and two daughters, Miss Grace and Mrs.Earl McDonald. The latter will be remembered by many who saw them in a play by Brinkley talent at the opera house. 12-7-1906 - PADGETT - CHAS. - - - - UNK - 2 9 1904 - UNKNOWN - Death of Tillman Vaughn and Wife=The grim reaper has made quick work in the Vaughn household, and the friends and relatives of the family are appalled at the fatalities which occurred therein in the last ten days. It was just ten days ago that Chas.Padgett, the second husband of their daughter in law, died in the home of Tillman Vaughn, in Franks township, near Haynes. On Wednesday evening, Feb.17,1904, Tillman Vaughn himself passed away, aged 71 years. He had pneumonia and his advanced years made him an easy prey to the disease. The remains were interred in the Mt.Vernon cemetery. Undertaker Stevens had just arrived at the house, and had the remains in his casket, when Mrs.Vaughn, wife of the deceased, and two years his senior, passed away from old age and general debility. She will be buried this afternoon alongside her husband. They were well respected in the community, and we extend our sympathy to the friends. 2-19-1904 - PATTERSON - JOHN - - CAPTAIN - - 1811 - 3 31 1903 - UNKNOWN - Death of Capt.John Patterson-News reached the city Wednesday, of the death of Capt.John Patterson, the day previous, March 31,1903, at his home near Shell Lake. The Captain was well known throughout the county as a hunter of note, having killed more big game than perhaps any man in the state. His age, how long he has lived in St.Francis county, and from whence he came is unknown. He reared a family in the deep wilds of the bottom country, whose only unhappiness was the encroachment of civilization. He knew the bottom country as if it were laid out in streets, and could go to any point the darkest of nights. His pride were his dogs-a rack of deer and bear hounds, and the constant use of saddle and rifle, made him equal to Buffalo Bill. Genial and accomodating, he was in demand with hunting parties, who will miss him. Fear was a stranger to him. It is related of him that on one occasion he camped for the night, and was attacked by three panthers-a female and two grown cubs. He shot one, and killed the other two with clubbed rifle. His encounters with wild beasts would fill a volume. Yet he was modest in telling them. Notwithstanding the wild life of Capt.Patterson, he had many traits of character which showed that his heart was in the right place, and many friends will regret his demise. Peace to his ashes. Based on the following:Uncle" John Patterson, off the Military road, was a visitor to the city Friday. He is a typical backwoods pioneer, 86 years of age, and has made his home in the swamps since 1858. He is yet as agile as the average young man, an expert horseman, an quick, sure shot, and is a stranger to fear of any wild animal that roams the forest, and is a staunch friend of the levee. 6-4-1897-He was born in 1811, and came to St.Francis county in 1858. April 3,1903 4-3-1903 - PATTESON - J. - M. - - - UNK - 12 1906 - UNKNOWN - The Times is in possession of a card announcing the death of Mr.J.M.Patteson, from Belzoni, MIss., an old time printer who was employed at the office of the Herald at that place. Mr.Patteson is well known here, having been employed in this office several times about two years. He was a good printer, and during the Civil war, was employed in the Confederate government printing office, and in that capacity printed a large amount of money they issued. Monroe County Citizen. 12-14-1906 - PAYNE - ELI - - - - UNK - 6 15 1903 - UNKNOWN - Killed by Caboose-Eli Payne, an almost worthless man about town, was killed by eastbound freight No.88 on the Choctaw Monday just at noon, June 15,1903. The accident occurred at the depot, and was the result of a drunken attempt, on his part, to board the train while it was in motion. He attempted to get on the front end of the caboose, and missing his hold, he fell between the platform and truck and rolled under the rear wheels, killing him instantly, The Coroner held an inquest and determined the death by carelessness and drunkeness on the part of Payne. His body was prepared for burial by Stevens Funeral Home, and buried in the local colored cemetery. 6-19-1903 CO.I-6TH MISSISSIPPI - PEARSON - GEORGE - W. - - - 12 25 1830 - 12 5 1905 - CITY? - DEATH OF GEO.W.PEARSON=Passes away peacefully after long illness, at advanced age. Was Efficient Recorder. "Mr.George W.Pearson, died on Tuesday, Dec.5,1905," The funeral was on the following day, Elder J.A.McCord presiding over the religious ceremonies. The hand of disease was laid on Mr.Pearson almost a year ago, and although a sufferer for so long, he continued to take an active interest in the affairs of this life, discharging his business duties until the last day. On Friday previous, he worked on the books as Recorder, trying to leave them in order. The disease, although not painful, was very wasting in its effects, and in spite of a strong constitution and a determined will, the brave man was compelled to take to his bed, but not until a day or two before the end. The services at the church were edifying and comforting, and the Masonic ritual at the cemetery impressive. Mr.Pearson had lived in Forrest City for many years, and ever in his business relations was found just and robust, and in social and religious activities, kind, true, reliable and faithful. To his wife and children, a tower of strength, to his fatherless sister-in-law, a father and friend. Biographical:Mr.George W.Pearson was born Dec.25,1839, in Simpson County, in the southern part of Mississippi, and was the son of John Atkin and Nancy (Nichols?) Pearson, both of whom were born in North Carolina on the 1880 census for George in Forrest City. His father was a noted Methodist preacher of that section, and did much toward the uplifting of the people in the wide sweep of country over which his ministrations extended. Mr.Pearson was educated in his native county, afterwards entering the old Centennial College at Jackson, Louisiana, from which institution he was graduated. He began his business career as a farmer, but abandoning that work for bookkeeping, at which he became an expert. In 1852, he was married to Miss Margaret Ann Taylor, of Brandon, Mississippi, and to their union was born a son, William A. born abt.1858, and a daughter, Annie born abt.1867, both of whom reside at the old homestead and, with their mother, survive him. Mr.George W.Pearson was a gallant Confederate soldier. He enlisted as a private, in Co.I, Sixth Mississippi Regiment, CSA. under command of Colonel (afterwards General) Lowery, since Governor of the state, and served bravely during the continuing hostilities as a Musician. He located in Forrest City in 1872, and soon thereafter was appointed station agent of the Memphis & Little Rock Railroad-now the Rock Island, in which capacity he served for nine years, and is conceded to have been one of the best agents the company ever had at this place. In the early days of the town, Mr.Pearson was elected Recorder, for which position his training especially fitted him, and after the lapse of years, he was again chosen for that honored position, and was serving on his third term at the time of his death. He was a consistent member of the Baptist church, which he attended regularly, and the Masonic Lodge, of which he was the efficient steward and tyler. He owned his home and 120 acres of farming land, located two miles northwest of Forrest City, and may be said to have left his family in confortable circumstances. He was a devoted husband and father, a true friend; a man of unquestioned integrity and the very best principles. He was one of the most familiar figures in our city, and was highly esteemed by a large circle of friends. 12-8-1905 - PEARSON - MARGARET - ANN - MRS. - TAYLOR - 9 19 1837 - 2 18 1906 - CITY? - Death of Mrs.Pearson=On Sunday night, Feb.18,1906, the spirit of Mrs.Margaret Ann Pearson, wife of the late George W.Pearson, winged its flight to the better world. Her illness-pneumonia, was of short duration, attacking her the previous Wednesday night, but the loss of her beloved husband, only two months ago, and the brave struggle to be resigned to the will of God, had enfeebled her already frail body to that degree, that no resillary power was left. To those who knew her, the last two months have been the climax of a very useful life, an unspoken sermon, making plain the way in which the Father guides and comforts those who put their trust in Him. Although a shut in for many years, her mind of strong fibre, was cultivated, and well stored. Her studies did not end with her school years, and her life long pursuit of knowledge was a constant pleasure for her. She was the eldest daughter of William and Sarah Ann Taylor and was born at Brandon, Miss., Sept.19,1837, and was married to George W.Pearson on Jan.19,1856, and they moved to Forrest City about 1873. Two children, Miss Annie E.Pearson, and Mr.William A.Pearson survive her; also four sisters, Mrs.Virginia H.Davis, Mrs.R.T.Manning, Mrs.W.D.Prude, of Hartshorn, Indian Territory, and Mrs.T.V.Prude, all of whom were with her when the end came. She was a proud member of the Daughters of the Confederacy, and the Baptist faith. 2-23-1906 CIVIL - PEEVEY - ROBERT - W. - MAJOR - - 1 8 1827 - 8 22 1906 - LOUGHRIDGE - Major Robert W.Peevey died at his home near Newcastle, in Johnson township, Wednesday night, Aug.22,1906, of old age and general debility. He was in his 80th year, and had lived in this county since 1871, coming from Alabama. He represented the county in the legislature for one term, and for many years was one of the staunchest and hardest working democrats in the State. He was a good man and honest, and besides his family, consisting of a wife and four sons, viz.:Jim, Hall, Luther, and Will, and a sister, Mrs.Baxter, formerly of this city, leaves many sorrowing friends. He was a Mason, Knight of Honor, member of Camp 923 United Confederate Veterans, and a member of the Methodist church, being a leader in the Sunday school work of his neighborhood for many years. His remains were interred in the Loughridge cemetery yesterday afternoon, under auspices of Rising Star Lodge. Peace to his soul. SEE BIO.Hon. R. W. Peevey, farmer, stock raiser, and one of the prominent old settlers of St. Francis County, owes his nativity to Alabama, being a son of W. H. and J. A. (Childers) Peevey, originally from Georgia and Tennessee, respectively, and of Irish descent. The parental grandparents of our subject came to this country shortly after the Revolutionary War. R. W. Peevey was born January 8, 1827, and was the fourth son in a family of seven children. He spent his boyhood [p.488] days on his father's farm, and before his twentieth birthday was married to Miss Nellie A. Collier, who died in 1850, leaving three children, two still living: James J. and Emma J. (wife of W. H. Fogg), both in this county. In 1862 Mr. Peevey enlisted in the Confederate army and served in Col. Robinson's regiment, being elected captain of his company at starting out, and in May, 1863, he was promoted to major. He participated in the battles of Vicksburg, Baton Rouge, Corinth and a number of others. After the war he engaged in farming in Madison County, Ala., until 1873, when he came to Arkansas and located in St. Francis County, where he bought his present farm. In October, 1859, he married Miss Louisa Curry. She died in August, 1878, having borne seven children, and of these four survive: Thomas Elbert, Robert H., William H. and Luther B. Mr. Peevey married his third wife, Mary J. Dew, in January, 1880. He is a prominent Democrat, and has ably served his county in the State legislature, to which he was elected in 1876. He also held the office of justice of the peace for several terms, and is still filling that position. A member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, he is also connected with the Masonic fraternity. PER 1900 CENSUS:Robbert w Peevey Home in 1900: Johnson, St Francis, Arkansas Age: 73 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1827 Birthplace: Alabama Relationship to head-of-house: Head Spouse's Name: Mary M Race: White -OCCUPATION:FARMER Household Members: Name Age Robbert W. Peevey 73 WIFE -Mary M Peevey 60 BOARDER= Joseph Murphey 34 8-24-1906 - PEOPLES - MATTIE - RUTH - MISS - - 3 29 1954 - 2 28 2008 - FORREST CITY CEMETERY - Ms. Mattie Ruth Peoples, age 53, of Forrest City died on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008, at Forrest City Medical Center. Ms. Peoples was born March 29, 1954, in Forrest City and was the daughter of Mildred Peoples. She is survived by her mother, of Forrest City; two sons, Roy Lee Thomas of Rockford, Ill. and Charles Peoples of North Little Rock; three daughters, Caroline Peoples-Rogers of North Little Rock, Mary Ann Peoples and Mattie Peoples, both of New Hebron, Miss.; a brother, Johnny Peoples of Texarkana; three sisters, Willie Johnson and Mary Agnew, both of Forrest City and Mildred Hollamon of Rockford, Ill.; and eight grandchildren. Visitation for Ms. Peoples will be held on Wednesday, March 5, 2008, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Clay Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 6, 2008, at 1 p.m. at Salem M.B. Church with Rev. Kenneth Keys officiating. Burial will follow in Forrest City Cemetery.Published: 2008-03-04 - PETTUS - MARY - - MISS - - 9 9 1903 - 8 9 1904 - CITY - Mary, the sweet little 11 months old baby girl of Mr.& Mrs.S.L.Pettus who reside in the Fussell addition, died Tuesday, Aug.9,1904, and the remains were laid to rest in the Forrest City cemetery the following day, Eld.J.A.McCord officiating. 8-12-1904 - PHILLIPS - HOYAL - - MASTER - - 1902 - 10 14 1906 - UNKNOWN - GONE BUT NOT LOST-On Sunday, Oct.14,1906, the death angel came to the home of Mr.& Mrs.S.E.Phillips and called away Hoyal. He was four years old, the smart, sweet child. He is survived by the parents, and a sister. 10-26-1906 - PIPKIN - A. - J. - MRS. - - 1875 - 1 8 1905 - TEXAS - Death of Mrs.A.J.Pipkin-Mr.& Mrs.A.J.Pipkin went to Thornton, Texas on Dec.23,1904 in response to a message announcing that Mr.Pipkin's brother, Frank was dangerously ill. He died on New Year's day, but they got to see him before he passed away. Mrs.Pipkin had a cold when she left here, she gradually grew worse, and died Jan.8,1905, of pneumonia, and was laid to rest the next day there in Thornton. She was Miss Susie ?ton, and was married to Jack Pipkin in 1883, his second wife, and she cared for his son, F.M.Piplin. Her parents died young, and she lived with her Aunt , Mrs.Pinkston in the Tuttle neighborhood. At the time of her death, she was 30 years of age, and a consistent member of the Methodist church. Mr.F.M.Pipkin, the step son tried to reach her before she passed away, but was too late. 1-13-1905 - PIPPIN - SUSIE - - MRS. - - 2 27 1870 - 11 29 1904 - HUGHES - Death of Mrs.Leon H.Pippin=The numerous friends and acquaintances of the family will regret, as we did, the news of the death of Mrs.Susie Pippin, of near Fulwood, Johnson township, which sad event occurred on last Tuesday evening, Nov.29,1904, of pneumonia, aged 34 years, 9 months, and 2 days, having been born on Feb.27,1870. The precious remains were laid to rest in the Hughes cemetery the next afternoon. She leaves a husband, four boys, the eldest being eighteen, and a daughter four years, to mourn her loss. She was a consistent member of the Methodist church at Forest Chapel. Her parents and other relatives and friends reside at Embry, Mississippi. 12-2-1904 - PODESTA - LOUIS - E. - - - 1845 - 3 26 1905 - UNKNOWN - Louis E.Podesta, aged sixty years, a traveling man who for many years had called upon the trade of Forrest City; and to whom and many other citizens he was well known, died at his family residence, in Memphis, Sunday, Mar.26,l905. Steve Podesta, a well-known horseshoer of this city, is his son, to whom we extend our sympathy. 3-31-1905 CIVIL - POPE - BENJAMIN - P. - - - 1828 - 9 9 1904 - CITY - Death of B.J.Pope=Mr.B.J.Pope was born in South Hampton Co., Va. in 1828, came to Arkansas in 1869. locating in this county, and has lived here since, until his death, from catarrh of the stomach, which sad event occurred Thursday night, Sep.9,1904. He was buried in the Forrest City cemetery Friday afternoon. He was married to Miss Nannie Woodard of South Hampton in 1854. R.J.Pope was well and favorably known in this county. He was a good neighbor, a loving husband, and considerate father. He leaves a wife and three grown children to mourn their loss: they are:Mr.J.A.Pope of Norfolk, Va.;Mrs.M.A.Hood of this county; and Mrs.Hamilton Jordan, nee Sallie Pope, of Keyser, W.Va. He was a brave Confedrate soldier for four years, and was with Lee at Appomattox. During his last illness, he was attended by his family, and all that could be done by love and science was unable to change the outcome. He has gone to his reward. The Times extends sympathy to the friends and family. Note:middle initial might be J. 9-16-1904 - POUNDERS - J. - P. - - - 1857 - 7 9 1903 - HUGHES - Death of J.P.Pounders=The deceased was born in Desoto County, Miss., and at his death, on July 9th, 1903, at his home in St.Francis County, near Colt, was about 45 years of age. He came to Arkansas and settled near Colt about 1880. In 1883, he married Miss Engoma Christopher, a beautiful and accomplished young lady, and from one of the oldest and most respected families in the county. He made no pretensions toward Christianity, yet he was a model moral and business man, conscious of no evil designs himself, he suspected none in others. In his death, the community has sustained a great loss, and his family, they and God alone, can only tell what a great loss they will have to sustain. 7-31-1903 NATIVE - PREWETT - MARK - W. - - - 5 13 1854 - 7 29 1904 - CITY - Mr.Mark Prewett, of Helena, well known here, where he spent his boyhood, is at the infirmary in Helena, lying at the point of death. On his head, just back of the left ear is an infected area, and he had to have an operation performed. Mr.John M.Prewett of this city, a brother of Mark went down last Sunday, when the operation was performed, as all surpassed quite successfully. He has never rallied however, and his death in momentarily expected. The peculiar phase of this case is he is quite rational, and does not seem to suffer any pain. Later=Mr.Prewett died at noon today. Funeral will take place at the Forrest City cemetery tomorrow at 10 am. 8-5-1904 Death of Mark W.Prewett=As the Times was going to press last Friday afternoon, the sad news of the death of Mark W.Prewett, of Helena, reached the city. He was born at Taylor's Creek, in this county, May 13,1854, consequently was 50 years of age last May. He was the second son of Capt.F.M. and Nancy E.Prewett, the former a pioneer of Eastern Arkansas, and a Mexican War veteran, who survive him. Mr.Prewett was twice married; first to Miss Mattie Davant, by whom he had four children, three of whom are now living, Marion D., Mark, and Tom, all of whom are most excellent young men who have excellent positions: Marion D. with J.B.Pillow in Helena for seven years; Mark with Byford for five years, and Tom who is married at Oakland, California. Second to Miss Ella Hawkins, niece of Judge Thomas B.Hanly of Helena, with whom he had five children, all of whom survive him along with the second wife. He was a brother of Messrs. John M, and T.E.Prewett, and three sisters, cannot read. 7-29-1904 - PUGH - EVA - LENA - MISS - - 9 20 1888 - 11 9 1906 - YOCONA - In Memoriam of Mrs.Eva Pugh-God has taken another one of earth's fairest flowers and transplanted it to His Heavenly realms to bloom in His garden of love. On Saturday morning, Nov.9, 1906, little Eva, the beloved daughter of Mr.L.J. and Mollie Pugh was called to quit this home and come up higher. For the past year, that great destroyer, consumption, had slowly sapped the life blood of the young life, so joyful, so cheerful, so considerate of her loved ones that up to the last hours of life she seemed buoyant and high spirited. Eva had just entered her 18th year, Sep.20, and for the last six years had been a consistent member of the Missionary Baptist church at Yocona. Services were held in the school house, Elder W.H.Paslay conducting the funeral services, then the body was laid to rest in the cemetery beyond the schoolhouse. 11-16-1906 - RAINBOLT - W. - W. - MARSHALL - - 10 14 1855 - 8 29 1904 - CITY - Mr.J.W.Rainbolt, of Springfield, Ark., arrived Monday night to attend the funeral of his brother, and returned home the following day. Also a cousin, Mr.Will Adams of Talahatchie attended the funeral. John Williams, Negro Ex-Convict and desparado, shot to death City Marshall W.W.Rainbolt, and Chief Deputy William Murphree on last Saturday about 6:45 o'clock pm., Aug.29,1904. Williams body was riddled with bullets from revolvers of Swan, Rainbolt, and Murphree, also killing him. John Williams had lived on the Louis Pugh place south of town, and Mr.Pugh told him to leave after he had terrorized other negroes with a pistol. He reported the same to Deputy Swan when he came to town Saturday, and he notified the other offficers in town. The story is long and detailed, but essentially they attempted to arrest Williams, and the gun battle ensued. Both Murphree and Rainbolt were buried in the Forrest City cemetery on Monday under the auspices of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, of which both were beloved members. Rainbolt was also a member of the Woodmen of the World. Mr.Rainbolt was born in Kentucky, and removed to Arkansas with his parents when quite young. He came to Forrest City from Little Rock in 1897 and was married to Miss Rosa E.Lannan, Oct.12,1887, by whom he had three children, Annie, aged 15, James, aged 12, and Ruth, aged two years. Mr.Rainbolt was of the Catholic faith, but there was no priest available. 9-2-1904 - RAMSEY - A. - W. - - - UNK - 6 27 1903 - KENTUCKY - Mr.A.W.Ramsey, Clinton, Ky., brother of Mrs.S.H.Mann, who was with him, died Saturday evening, June 27,1903. She has the kindly sympathy of the entire community. 7-3-1903 - RANDOLPH - A. - - - - UNK - 1 26 1905 - UNKNOWN - A.Randolph, and old and highly respected colored citzen of this city died at his home yesterday morning, Jan.26,1905, of pneumonia and after exhaustion. He was out of danger, from the disease, but was so exhausted that he could take no nourishment. He was familiar figure in Forrest City, was a carpenter by trade, and a handy man to have in the community. He was quiet, courteous, honest, and industrious, and had many friends who will sorely miss him. 1-27-1905 - RATLIFF - CORA - BELL - MRS. - - 1884 - 7 9 1906 - MADISON - NEUROLOGICAL=Mrs.Cora Bell Ratliff, aged 22, died at Madison on July 9,1906, of congestion, and was interred in the Madison cemetery the following day. The family had recently located there, and we sincerely empathize with them in this awful dispensation of Providence. 7-13-1906 - RAWLISON - MARTHA - - MRS. - - UNK - 12 22 1904 - UNKNOWN - Mrs.Martha Rawlison died on Dec.22,1904, and Mrs.Francis Johnson died Dec.16,1904, at Rawlison. They were mother and sister, respectively, of Mr.O.J.Rawlison, of the place, to whom and other relatives and bereaved ones. The Times extends its sincere and heartfelt sympathy. 12-30-1904 - REED - ATTA - MAY - MISS - - 12 1905 - 8 6 1906 - CITY - Atta May Reed, aged nine months, died at Quigley, Monday, Aug.6,1906, and the precious remains were brought here and interred in the Forrest City cemetery. They were accompanied by the family and friends, to whom we extend sincere sympathy. 8-10-1906 - REEVES - VURLON - - - - 7 30 1929 - 3 18 2008 - BELL - Mr. Vurlon Reeves, age 78, of Palestine, died Tuesday at the Methodist Central Hospital in Memphis. He had been in the hospital for the past six weeks. Mr. Reeves was born July 30, 1929, in Lee County, and was the son of General Reeves and Liza McComb Reeves and step-mother, Georgie Green Reeves. He lived in Palestine most all of his life, was a carpenter, and was Baptist and a Christian. Mr. Reeves married Linda Swiney in 1952, and she survives him along with one son, Rickey Reeves and wife, Vicki, of Palestine, two daughters; Jo Ann Reeves of Palestine, and Kathy Jefferson and husband, John, of Clarksville, Tennessee, two brothers, Stanley Reeves of Hot Springs, and Russell Reeves of Memphis, one sister, Joyce Brimhall of Memphis, four grandchildren; Clint, Jennifer, Trent, and Nikki, and two great-grandchildren; Hannah and Braden. He had one son, Vernon Reeves, and one sister, Kathleen Gunter, who both preceded him in death. Services for Mr. Reeves will be held Graveside, 11:00 A.M., Friday at the Bell Cemetery in Palestine. Visitation will be Thursday evening 6:00 till 8:00 P.M., at Stevens Funeral Home with Stevens Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. You may log on to stevensfuneralhome.net for the online registry. Paid obituary.Published: 2008-03-20 - REGARD? - - - MRS. - - UNK - 4 7 1905 - UNKNOWN - Mrs.Regard, of Griffithville, sister of Mrs.J.T.Dement of this city, died Friday, Apr.7,1905. She is survived by a bereaved husband and three children, aged about 4, 6 and 10. The precious remains were interred Saturday. Mrs.Dement returned in time to be in the Iron Mountain train wreck at Colt. Later, news reached Mr.Dement, that his brother in law, Mr.A.M.Burton of Marianna, father of Miss Bessie Burton, who is so well known and greatly loved by a large circle of friends here, was dead on Saturday, Apr.8,1905. He was buried on Sunday, and Mr.Dement attended the funeral. 4-14-1905 - RICHARDSON - LOUIS - - - - 1893 - 3 1905 - UNKNOWN - Mrs.Mollie Richardson, of the Wylds neighborhood, who recently lost her son Louis, aged about 12 years, by death, has two other children who are quite ill. 3-31-1905 - ROBINSON - PETER - - - - UNK - 7 23 1904 - UNKNOWN - Peter Robinson, the negro who had small pox in the McDaniel building, just south of the Marion hotel last week, died Saturday, Jul.23,1904, and the marshall had a difficult problem finding anyone to bury the man. There was some talk of burning the old shack, but this was not done. 7-29-1904 - ROGERS - ARELOIUR - - MRS. - - 5 5 1934 - 1 2 2008 - FORREST CITY CEMETERY - Mrs. Areloiur Rogers, age 73, of Widener, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2008, at her home. Mrs. Rogers was born May 5, 1934, in Simboro, and was the daughter of Robert Rogers and Josephine Little Rogers. She is survived by four brothers, Isaac Rogers of Widener, Frederick Rogers of Dade City, Fla., Lucious Rogers of Forrest City and R.B. Rogers of Memphis. Visitation for Mrs. Rogers will be held on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008, from noon to 5 p.m. in the Chapel of Woodhouse Mortuary. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008, at 2:30 p.m. at Days Temple with Rev. Donald Strong officiating. Burial will follow in Forrest City Cemetery. Published: 2008-01-04 - ROGERS - FRANK - - - - UNK - 11 23 1906 - UNKNOWN - DOC ROGERS HUNG=Ascended the scaffold without a tremor, and said he was going to heaven. The first legal execution since July 25,1902, took place in the jailyard shortly after 1 o'clock today, when the negro, Frank "Doc" Rogers, convicted of murder in the Sept.term of the St.Francis Circuit court was hung. The crime was atrocious, he was the father of a child by his step daughter. When he heard the child was born, Rogers was working on the road. He went home and took the child to the cotton patch, about two hundred yards from the cabin, where he murdered it. Later in the day, he buried the body with his own hands. Rogers admitted to forty two years of age, but looked ten years older per Jailer Swan. 11-30-1906 CIVIL - ROLFE - JAMES - TERRY - - - 10 1 1834 - 4 9 1906 - VANNDALE - Death of J.T.Rolfe-Mr.J.T.Rolfe, an old and well known citizen of this county died at his home in Vanndale, Monday, April 9,1906, and the remains were interred in the Vanndale Cemetery Tuesday. The funeral services were conducted by Rev.Sewell. The deceased leaves a wife, and four children; F.D.Rolfe, of this city, Eugene and Sam Rolfe of Forrest City, and Mrs.R.S.Rogers of Parkin to mourn his loss. He was born in Michaelsburg, Va., and came to Cross County early in life, being one of the county's earliest settlers. Wynne Progress. Birth: Oct. 1, 1834 Death: Apr. 9, 1906 The Forrest City Times Newspaper. Obituary. Mr. James Terry Rolfe was born Oct 1st, 1934,in Boydston, Mecklenburg county, Va. Early in life he moved to Arkansas and settled at old Pineville, near the present site of Vanndale, where until the civil war he was engaged in the mercantile business. He served in the Confederate Army with Co. A. McGee's regiment, Dobbin's brigade, of Arkansas cavalry. After the war he settled down at old Wittsburg, where he ran a hotel a number of years till the town was removed to Vanndale. Here he continued in the hotel business for some time. The weight of years then began to press upon him, and he retired from active life, spending his remaining years in his quiet home in Vanndale, from whence, as the sun went down April 9, 1906 he passed over the river. During his last illness of some eighteen days it was my privilege to be with him and pray with him often, and he gave many evidences that he had made due preparation for his last battle, from which he is now, we trust, enjoying that eternal peace. Bro Rolfe was in his 72nd year. He leaves a wife, a son, a daughter and two stepsons. His son, Sam Rolfe, of Forrest City, and his step-sons, Fred Rolfe, of Wynne, and Eugene Rolfe, of Forrest City, are prominent men in the commercial world. His daughter is Mrs. Rogers, wife of Mr. B. S. Rogers, of Parkin.May the blessings of God abide with the relatives whose hearts are sad. Wynne Progress E. K. Sewell. Inscription: Confederate Soldier 4-20-1906 - ROLLAND - ROGER - H. - - - 12 5 1929 - 2 15 2008 - CROSSLAWN - Roger H. Rolland, 78, of Wynne, died Friday, February 15 near his home outside Wynne. He was born December 5, 1929 to Marel and Emma Rolland at Vanndale. He married Miss Kathryn Yvonne Lloyd on November 28, 1962. He was a farmer, cattleman and lifelong resident of Cross County. He was a member of Wynne Baptist Church and served in leadership for Sunday school and Training Union, teaching both adult and student Sunday School classes. He was a past Boy Scout leader and served in the United States Army, stationed in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He loved God, his family and farming. His unconditional love embraced everyone he knew and he was an incredible father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Mr. Rolland was preceded in death by his brothers, Robert and Gerald Rolland, one grandson, John David Rice and his parents. Roger is survived by his wife, Kathryn of the home, one son and his wife, Gary and Robin Rolland of Wynne, four daughters: Donna Robertson of Monett, Mo., Cynthia and Trey Shearin of Gosnell, Kathy and Tony Hodge of Blytheville, and Mary Ann Williams of Wynne, two brothers, Harold Rolland of Vanndale and Cecil Rolland of Forrest City and one sister, Kathleen Snelgrove of Oklahoma City, 13 grandchildren: Katie Atkins of Arlington, Tenn., Laura Rice of Portland, Oregon, Isaac Rice of Elgin, Texas, Bradford, Marel, Howie and Asa Shearin of Gosnell, Haddon and Mariel Hodge of Blytheville and Kolby Cobb, Xavier Rolland, Zander and Dakota Williams, all of Wynne, and one great-granddaughter: Addyson Atkins of Arlington, Tenn. Visitation is planned for Wednesday, February 20 from 6 to 8 pm at Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home in Wynne. Funeral will be at 1 pm Thursday, February 21 at Thompson-Wilson Wynne Funeral Home with Bro. Archie Mason Officiating. Burial will follow in Crosslawn Cemetery in Wynne with Military Honors. Pallbearers will be his nephews: Harold Rolland, Jr., Gerald Rolland, Jr. Buddy Rolland, Randy Rolland Kin Rolland, Bobby Rolland, Jr. and Bobby Rolland, Sr. Memorials may be made to Wynne Baptist Church. Published: 2008-02-19 - ROLLWAGE - LOUIS - - - - 4 24 1851 - 4 11 1905 - CITY - LOUIS ROLLWAGE=The closing of a Great and Beautiful Life=The immortal spirit of Mr.Louis Rollwage passed to its maker Tuesday, April 11,1905 at 6:30 am. His death was not unexpected, as he had been confined to his room several weeks by a malignant cancer of the throat, having not been seen in his usual walks of business since Feb.24th, on which day, the accidental explosion of an alcohol lamp with which he prepared his medicinal treatment, gave him a severe shock and painful burns about his face. Louis Rollwage was born in Cincinatti, Ohio, April 24,1851, and had he lived until the 24th day of this month, would have been 54 years of age. He spent his boyhood days in Cincinatti and received a common school education in the public schools of that city. He began work at the age of 13 at the Franklin Type Foundry as an assistant bookkeeper, until he left for the south. He and his brother, Hon.Otto B.Rollwage formed the L.Rollwage firm in 1874. When the firm was dissolved, Mr.John Alderson came into the firm replacing Otto, and the name changed to Rollwage & Alderson. On the first of this year, the firm was changed merged with Fussell, Graham & Co. into the Fussell, Graham, Alderson Company. He was involved with the Bank of Eastern Arkansas as a large shareholder and vice president, and President of the Forrest City Hotel Co., treasurer of several other benevolent firms established here, and interested in the Forrest City Ice & Power Company. He was a Knight Templar Mason, a member of the Knights and Ladies of Honor. He was married to Miss Lizzie McDaniel in 1873, daughter of Mr.John McDaniel, deceased, who with one son, Louis F. and four daughters, viz: Mrs.J.L.Jelks, of Memphis; Mrs.Alice McRae, recently of Texas; Mrs.John W.Alderson, and little Miss Allyn Rollwage, survive him. The funeral services took place at the residence on Wednesday afternoon, the Rev.George E.Hancock of the Episocopal church presiding. A large concourse of friends, relatives, and acquaintances followed the precious remains to the Forrest City cemetery, where they were laid to rest under the auspices of the Forrest City Lodge, No.198, F.& A.M. He also leaves an aged father, Mr.F.Rollwage, and one brother, Hon.Otto B.Rollwage, to both of whom he was very dear, and whose hearts are terribly lacerated by his untimely death. He was the eldest son of Mr.F.Rollwage. Pall bearers were:Capt.James Fussell; Mr.Sol Lewis; Mr.John M.Nichols; Judge John Gatling; Mr.F.Laughinghouse; and Mr.M.Isaacs. Honorary Pall bearers:Mr.Thos.J.Fondren;Mr.G.N.Laughinghouse;Judge N.W.Norton; Mr.John W.Aven; Mrs.S.H.Mann; and Mr.Berry Fussell. It is believed his estate to be from $50000 to $70000, including life insurance. The remains were interred in a handsome casket, which was lowered into an Oakey steel frame burial vault, and hermetically sealed. 4-14-1905 - ROSICA - CATHERINE - JEANNE - MRS. - MASTRONARDO - 9 30 1922 - 2 17 2008 - FPARK - Mrs. Catherine Mastronardo Rosica of Forrest City died at her home Sunday, February 17, 2008. She was 85. Mrs. Rosica was born Sept. 30, 1922, in Philadelphia, Penn. She was the daughter of Frank Mastronardo and Grace LaRosa Mastronardo and graduated from Frankford High School in 1941. In 1943 Mrs. Rosica married Ernest Francis Rosica and he preceded her in death in 2006. She made her home in Forrest City for the past 50 years and was a member of the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Mrs. Rosica is survived by two daughters, Cathy Davis and Linda Machen, both of Forrest City; four grandchildren, Bradley Macray Davis of Memphis, James Matthew Machen of Fayetteville, David Leslie Machen of Fayetteville and Mark Rosica Machen of Forrest City; one great grandchild, Christopher Macray Davis of Conway. She was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters and one grandchild, Christopher Ernest Davis. Visitation of Mrs. Rosica is Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008 fro 6 to 8 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008 at 10 a.m. at St.Francis of Assisi Catholic Church with burial to follow at Forrest Park Cemetery. Visit on line registry at stevensfuneralhome.net. Memorials may be made to St. Francis of Assisi Church, Cancer Society or to Forrest City Humane Society. Under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home. Published: 2008-02-18 - ROWLAND - GEORGE - M. - - - 1852 - 2 4 1904 - UNKNOWN - Death of George M.Rowland=George M.Rowland, Assessor of St.Francis County, died last night, Feb.4,1904, at his home in Colt; after an illness of about three hours. While working in his barnyard about 6 pm, he was taken with a pain in his jaw, and the pain increased down his neck and into his left side. He suffered terribly, and Dr.L.H.Merritt was sent for and arrived about 8 pm. Everything was done that could be thought of, and a few minutes before he died, he seemed to be resting much easier. Death had put its quieting hand upon him, and he passed away around 9:15 pm. George Rowland was widely known, loved, and respected throughout the county, and his death is regretted by hundreds of friends and acquaintances. He was about 52 years of age, and leaves a wife and one child, a boy of 14 years. The remains will be interred in the Hughes or Roy cemetery today. 2-5-1904 - RUCKER - ANNA - DOZIER - MRS. - - UNK - 2 17 1903 - UNKNOWN - Anna Dozier Rucker, wife of Houston Rucker, colored, died on the Cook farm, near Widener, Tuesday, Feb.17,1903, from meningitus. She was much respected by both white and blacks. 2-20-1903 - RUFF - DOVEY - E. - MRS. - - UNK - 11 2 1905 - HUGHES - Mrs.Dovey E.Ruff died yesterday at Madison, Nov.2,1905, of consumption. She was a widow and leaves eight children. Her eldest son was killed ten years ago by being crushed by a tree he had felled. Mrs.Ruff was a sister to Mrs.L.H.McGuffey of this city, and she and the bereft children have our sincere sympathy. The funeral services were in Madison at her home, and interment was in the Hughes cemetery this afternoon. Mrs.Lee Dougherty of Memphis, came to the funeral of her aunt. 11-3-1905 - SANDERS - ABBIE - - AUNT - - 1813 - 2 10 1903 - UNKNOWN - Aunt Abbie Sanders, (colored), died Tuesday, Feb.10,1903. She belonged to Prof.J.B.Sander's father during slavery, and was well liked by all who knew her. She was 93 years old. 2-13-1903 - SANDERS - CLAY - HALL - - - 2 9 1879 - 12 26 1903 - CITY - AWFUL CHRISTMAS TRAGEDY=Hall Sanders, a sterling young man, shot to death by Gordon Casteel. Per Descendant, Jean Meaney:Documents collected by Judge Olmon Hall HargravesTranscribed Nov. 24, 2007, by Jean Rawlings MeaneyFrom FC NewspaperDec. 28, 1903Tragedy on Xmas NightThe killing of Hall Sanders on Christmas night by G. D. Casteel on the streets of Forrest City, was indeed a horrible tragedy from the effects of which the city will not soon recover.Hall Sanders was a young man full of the promise of youth-loved and esteemed by his fellows and the idol of his family by reason of being the youngest son. He was energetic, honest, and full of manliness and deep indeed must be the remorse of his slayer.The unfortunate incident cast a pall of gloom and distress over the entire city and those who had been celebrating and making merry left off their fun as the news spread and soon a regular Sunday night quietude prevailed, whereas an hour before everything had been in an uproar with holiday enthusiasm. At his preliminary hearing Casteel was bound over to the circuit court without bail. It is said the prisoner broke down upon hearing the decision of the court and that Squire J. B. Sanders, father of the deceased, arose and extended his hand, saying: "Gordon, I forgive you and I hope God will forgive you also." This was a most pathetic incident and showed the grand old man's greatness of soul.Hall expired in the hospital at Memphis upon the day following the shooting and was buried Sunday in the family burying ground at the Forrest City cemetery. The funeral was one of the largest ever witnessed.Funeral Notice.The friends and acquaintances of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral of HALL C. SANDERS,at the residence of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Sanders, this Sunday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock.Services at the Baptist church at 3 o'clock by Elds. Milton Hall and W.H. Pasley.Interment in Forrest City Cemetery.Forrest City, Ark. Dec. 27, 1903From Picture, it is found that Mr.Sanders was born in Hazen, Arkansas on Feb.8,1879 son Of Joseph B.Sanders and Mrs.Lucy Gwyn Sanders. 1-1-1904 - SANDERS - HALL - - - - 2 9 1879 - 12 26 1903 - CITY - Per Descendant, Jean Meaney:Found Obit in 1904 relaying the Murder in 1903 by Gordon Casteel, to Wit:Hall Sanders, a Sterling Young Man, Shot to Death by Gordon Casteel-No Reasonable Cause for the Deed, and Casteel Claims that it Was an Accident.-Shot Fired at Close Range from a S.& W. 38 Calibre Double-Action. Bullet Plows Its way Through Intestines..Heart of Forrest City Stirred.------The very heart of Forrest City was pierced and deeply wounded by the news of the awful Christmas tragedy which occurred at about 7:15 last Friday night on North Washington Street, at which time Hall Sanders was fatally shot with a 38-calibre Smith & Wesson double-action revolver by Gordon Casteel. The terrible tragedy occurred about fifteen feet north of the southwest corner of the vacant lot owned by Capt.J.W.Beck, across the street, north of the residence of Judge John Gatling, and was so sudden and unexpected that those present scarcely realized for several seconds that such an awful deed could have benn committed by one of their number, and even then could scarce believe their eyes and ears when they saw that noble young man sink to the ground and heard him cry out that he had been shot. It was simply appalling! It was wholly unexpected and none dreamed or had the slightest intuition of serious trouble. Had the bystanders thought for a moment that serious consequences would have followed the little misunderstanding, the fearful result could have been prevented. According to the evidence adduced at the examining trial of Gordon Casteel it seems that James L.Alley, Hall Sanders, Paul Pope, and Guy Eldridge met by chance on Christmas night about 7 o'clock at Sanders' Drug Store. Being filled with the buoyancy of Christmas, these young men agreed upon a proposal from one to purchase a little sport. Accordingly they purchased then and there a supply of Roman candles, torpedoes, and dynamite canes, and started. They went east to J.W.Beck & Co.'s corner, thence north on Washington street, and as they were crossing the alley between Folbre & Co.'s and Nelson & Co.'s saloons they met Gordon Casteel. James Alley, who was in front, thinking that Gordon was a deputy marshall, and knowing that the explosion of fireworks had been prohibited within certain districts by an order of the mayor, but not being satisfied as to the boundaries, stopped and asked Gordon as to the lines. Gordon told them they could shoot fireworks north of Jackson street, and they proceeded north, to Garland street, two and a half blocks north of where they had met Gordon. When they reached the Baptist church, or just north of it, they began to shoot Roman candles. Shortly after they left Gordon Marshall Rainbolt came along en route to the Iron Mountain depot, and Gordon asked him if he had seen these Marianna boys shooting fireworks. He saw the glare of the fireworks, but did not know who were shooting them, Gordon joined him, and they proceeded up Washington street to where the others were firing their Roman candles. Rainbolt said he was surprised to find that the boys were Forrest City boys, and he cautioned them to not fire into any person's yard or house, and not to fire low as there was danger of hurting someone. The boys disclaimed any intention to violate the laws, and there was quite a good deal of talk about the laws, and Alley said to Rainbolt that if they were violating the law, they would cease at once and pay a fine, but did not think they had violated the conditions of the mayor's order. The marshall thought that they had not violated the law, but cautioned them not to. In the meantime Gordon had wrenched a Roman candle out of Paul Pope' hand, broken it in two, and thrown it to the ground. Paul told Gordon he wanted 5 cents for it, and Gordon said "I'll pay you fifty", and he ran his hand in his pocket and gave Paul the money, which being being by this time a little sore, he took and put in his pocket. About this time Guy Eldridge spoke up and said,"well Gordon told us we could shoot north of Jackson street." Gordon asked hime what had to do with it, and Hall 1-1-1904 - SATTERFIELD - STELLA - - MISS - - 9 1902 - 11 5 1905 - GOOD HOPE - OBITUARY-Miss Stella, died of diptheria, St.Francis County, Nov.5,1905, at the age of three years, two months and some days, daughter of Mr.F.M. & Mrs. D.O.Satterfield. The burial took place the next day at the church of the Good Hope cemetery. 11-17-1905 CIVIL - SAWYER - WILSE - - - - 1825 - 12 1904 - UNKNOWN - Wilse Sawyer, aged 79, died at Little Rock, he served with Forrest's Cavalry in the Civil war. 12-23-1904 - SCOTT - W. - H. - - - UNK - 12 27 1905 - BELLE - Mr.W.H.Scott, died Wednesday morning, Dec.27,1905, and was buried at the Belle graveyard. He leaves a wife to grieve her loss, who has the sympathy of the entire neighborhood in her bereavement. Sloniker Mill Times. He died from pneumonia, and his wife Mrs.Nancy Scott is quite sick and has been under the doctor's treatment for several days. 12-29-1905 - SEAWOOD - MOTHER AND CHILD - - - - UNK - 7 11 1906 - UNKNOWN - Deputy Sheriff J.M.Wallace of Democrat, was in town on business and told of a negro woman, named Seawood, and her baby who died of smallpox on Wednesday at Heth, July 11,1906. 7-13-1906 - SELLERS - BELLE - - MRS. - - 1870 - 10 15 1905 - HUGHES - Mrs.Belle Sellers, wife of Mr.J.W.Sellers, died Sunday morning, Oct.15,1905, at her home near the old Hughes schoolhouse, a few miles north of the city. The interment was laid to rest Monday morning in the Hughes cemetery. The deceased was about 35 years of age and had been a consistent member of the Baptist church for 15 years. Two sons, a daughter, her mother, and two sisters, and a brother survive her. A brother in law, Mr.R.E.Sellers is a valued employee of Mallory & Vaccaro, and to him and other members of the bereft family, the Times offers sincere condolences. 10-20-1905 - SHELTON - HENRY - CLAY - - - 8 27 1880 - 4 12 1905 - MADISON - Henry Clay Shelton, aged 24 years died Wednesday morning, Apr.12,1905, of malarial hematuria, at the home of his mother, 3 miles east of the city. He was ill about nine days, and even though he received the best of loving care and attention of doctors, it was of no avail His remains were interred in the Madison cemetery yesterday, under auspices of the Knights and Ladies of Honor, of which he was a loyal member. We regret to report that his twin brother, Frank, is dangerously ill. The Times extends to the bereaved family its sincere sympathy. 4-14-1905 - SHORTER - MAJOR - - - - UNK - 1 25 1904 - UNKNOWN - Major Shorter, a familiar old negro in this county, and who was released from the penitentiary on Jan.10,1904, after serving a term of two years for manslaughter,dropped dead on the front porch of Aunt Julia Nevil's home on the western part of town Monday night, Jan.25,1904. A Coroner's inquest was held at Stevens & Co., undertakers, at which very little evidence could be adduced bearing directly upon the cause of death. He had arrived from Little Rock on the 6:25 pm train, and had been seen eating at the Nelson & Co. saloon lunch counter about 6:30. In talking to some of his friends he mentioned he had been sick. The remains were buried by the county. 1-29-1904 - SILVERS - BILL - - - - UNK - 9 1 1906 - UNKNOWN - Bill Silvers, a wealthy negro planter, living near Bledsoe, in this county, was ambushed and shot last Saturday night, Sep.1,1906, and instantly killed. Two loads of buckshot were fired into him from a shotgun, taking effect in the mouth and side. He has left an estate valued at $15000. No arrests. 9-7-1906 - SIMPSON - UNKNOWN - - - - UNK - 7 1905 - UNKNOWN - Killed Her Brother-C.A.Starkey, who lives in Cross Co., who is known in the St.Francis bottoms, obtained a marriage license at Wynne, to marry Miss Mattie Simpson. both live at Parkin. It seems that a brother of Miss Mattie was to help with the elopement, but changed his mind when the time arrived, upon which Starkey drew his gun and fired and killed Simpson, and seriously wounded Simpson's wife, who was also to help with the elopement. Then Starkey made his escape. 7-21-1905 - SISK - B. - P - - - UNK - 6 27 1903 - THOMAS - Obituary=Mr.B.P.Sisk, a former citizen of this county, died last Sunday morning, June 27,1903 in Little Rock, after an operation for stone in gall sac. His remains were brought to Haynes and interred in the Thomas graveyard, funeral services conducted by Elder W.H.Paslay, and Rev.Lindsey. Mr.Sisk was a noble specimen of manhood, fine physique, strong and atheltic. He was doing well financially until a year ago, when the disease which caused his death made its appearance. The deceased leaves a devoted wife, who is the daughter of the late Major Thomas. We extend our sympathies to the bereaved wife and sisters of the deceased. 7-3-1903 - SKINNER - J. - W. - - - 1842 - 7 15 1903 - UNKNOWN - Justifiable Homicide=An unfortunate killing occurred in Johnson township, near Fulwood, on Wednesday afternoon, July 15,1903, between 6 and 7 p.m., when J.W.Skinner, a well known and familiar figure in this city was intstantly killed. The circumstance which led up to the shooting were as follows: T.J.Wall and J.W.Skinner were planting a crop together on Skinner's farm, and Wall and wife occupied the residence. Skinner had his faults, and Wednesday afternoon a quarrel arose between the two men relative to the crop and Skinner picked up a club and approached Wall threatening him. Wall backed to the hosue and reached for a shot gun, at the same time trying to pacify Skinner by saying "let us talk the matter over." "Damn you, I'll show you how to talk," replied Skinner, raising the club to strike, whereupon the gun was discharged, tearing away part of Skinner's head, killing him almost instantly. Wall said he did not intend to shoot, and regrets the killing very much. An inquest was held by Squire McLaren, and a verdict of justifiable homicide was determined, and he was released. Later-Wall was arrested yesterday by Deputies Murphree and Swan, lodged in jail. He will have a preliminary hearing tomorrow.7-24-1903 Another story has come forward about the killing, it is said Skinner was sitting in a chair in his room when a shot from behind was fired, as evidenced by the blood, and afterwards the body was taken out into the yard. Skinner was 60 years of age, and a respected member of the community. Could be James W.Skinner, bio online born in 1842. Judge Folbre is hearing the case, and the body was exhumed to study the wounds. Hon.R.J.Williams represents the defendant, and the state is represented by W.J.Lanier. 8-3-1903 Witnesses that were part of the inquest were questioned about their part in the story of Wall, as it appears Skinner was shot, probably asleep, while sitting on his porch, and pulled out into the yard afterwards. Afterwards the County Court in granted bail of $2000 for Wall in habeus corpus proceedings. 7-17-1903 - SLATER - FRED - - - - UNK - 6 8 1905 - UNKNOWN - FRED SLATER KILLED=Fred Slater, a car repairer, was crushed to death beneath the wheels of a car upon which he was work on in the yards of the Illinois Central Railroad yesterday, June 8,1905 per the Commercial Appeal. He was under the car, when an switch engine pulled the car over his body, from which he died shortly afterwards. He owned a farm in this county, and we regret exceedingly his death. 6-9-1905 - SLAUGHTER - RICHARD - - - - 8 22 1904 - 3 27 1906 - CITY - Mr.& Mrs.J.C.Slaughter have the sincere sympathy of the entire community in the death of their sweet little 18 months old boy, Richard, which sad event occurred at night, March 27,1906. He had been in ill health for some time, and was stricken with congestion from which he died. The precious remains were interred in the Forrest City cemetery Thursday, Elder W.H.Paslay performing the funeral services. Richard was a dear baby, and was tenderly loved by his parents, and all who knew him. Their hearts are terribly lacerated by his death, and time and the Great Comforter alone will heal them. 3-31-1906 - SMITH - NELLIE - - MISS - - UNK - 2 20 1903 - UNKNOWN - COMMITTED SUICIDE=Miss Nellie Smith, of this city, ends her life in a frighfful manner. About 11 o'clock today the rumor spread over town that Miss Nellie Smith, daughter of Mr.G.B.Smith, proprietor of the stave factory, had been shot and killed. The particulars as gleaned are as follows: About 11 o'clock, Miss Smith sent the servant up town on some errand, and on her return she passed into to kitchen without seeing her. Mr.Smith came home to dinner and found his daughter's room locked, and the servant, hearing him knock, entered the room from the kitchen and found Miss Smith lying on a cot with a bullet wound in her head. The would was of such a character that death must have ensued instantly. No cause is assigned for the rash act. 2-20-1903 - SMITH - F. - CALHOUN - MRS. - NORMAN - 1882 - 5 30 1906 - MISSISSIPPI - A SHOCKING DEATH=Mrs.F.C.Smith, wife of one of the city's most popular physicians, expires suddenly of congestion, Wednesday morning, May 30, 1906, aged 24 years. The lady was the beloved wife of Dr.F.Calhoun Smith, who with two bright children, a boy and a girl, survive her. Miss Van Norman of New Orleans, a sister of Mrs.Smith was with her when the end came. Preparations were under way for a trip to spend the summer among friends and home folks near the Gulf of Mexico in southern Mississippi, but he "pale horseman", came, and of instead of going back in life to make glad the hearts of old associates, the home coming of the good lady will be be shrouded in gloom, as those who were to see her, now will put flowers over her grave. The remains of the deceased left Wednesday afternoon on the Rock Island, for Gloster, Miss., where the interment will take place.8-10-1906 Dr.F.C.Smith departed for Meadville, Miss. because of his motherless children. He will be sorely missed! 6-1-1906 - SMITH - MABEL - - - - 1890 - 9 11 1906 - UNKNOWN - ENDS LIFE WITH CARBOLIC ACID-In a fit of despondency, which had grown out of an love affair Mabel Smith, aged 16, swallowed a fatal dose of carbolic acid in a rooming house at 170 South Front Street. Tuesday, Sep.11,1906, and died that night in the city hospital. The girl was formerly a telephone operator and her mother lives here, and the father is gone from the home. Her sister, Bertha was at the house at the time. She was the daughter of Mr.& Mrs.G.B.Smith, formerly of this city. Her mother has been cooking for Mrs.Eugene Williams, and another daughter, Alice, committed suicide in this city two years ago. 9-14-1906 - SMITH - ROBERT - M. - - - UNK - 4 28 1906 - WYNNE - Mr.Robert M.Smith, senior member of the firm of Smith, Graham & Jones, a prominent merchant in Eastern Arkansas, and located at Wynne, died at Armstrong Springs, where he had gone for his health, Saturday, April 28,1906. The remains were returned to Wynne where the funeral ceremonies were performed. Bob Smith, as he was familiarly called, was the son of Mrs.P.VanPatten formerly of this city, by her first husband, and was known by friends here, Judge and Mrs.N.W.Norton, and Mr.& Mrs.Edward Roleson of this city. 5-4-1906 - SOICE - EDWARD - - - - UNK - 6 17 1903 - UNKNOWN - Mrs.J.C.Bell went to Plymouth, Indiana in response to a telegram announcing the death of her brother, Mr.Edward Soice, at Quincy. 6-19-1903 - SOUTH - JOE - - - - 12 19 1950 - 1 7 2008 - CROSSLAWN - COLT - Joe South, 57, died Monday at his residence. He was born Dec. 19, 1950 in Winfield, Ala., son of the late William and Annie (Linley) South. He married Rita Jones on Aug. 12, 1996. Survivors include his wife, Rita of the home; three sons, Joe Jr., Barron and Jarrmie South; one daughter, Betsy Hammer; step-daughter, Candice Slocum; three brothers; three sisters; and nine grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Thompson-Wilson Wynne Funeral Home Chapel. Interment following in Crosslawn Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 tonight at the funeral home. Joneboro Sun Jan.9,2008. - SPARKMAN - R. - H. - DR. - - 5 10 1828 - 12 31 1902 - CITY - Dr.R.H.Sparkman died Wednesday night, and was buried yesterday in the Forrest City Cemetery. Fuller notice next week.1-2-1903-1-9-1903 DEATH OF DR.R.H.SPARKMAN-One of St.Francis County's pioneers, died at his home in Forrest City Dec.31,1902, just as the old year was passing away into the past to be forgotten by many and revered as a memory by others. Dr.R.H.Sparkman died Wednesday night, and was buried yesterday in the Forrest City Cemetery. Fuller notice next week.1-2-1903-1-9-1903 DEATH OF DR.R.H.SPARKMAN-One of St.Francis County's pioneers, died at his home in Forrest City Dec.31,1902, just as the old year was passing away into the past to be forgotten by many and revered as a memory by others. The remains were interred in the Forrest City Cemetery on New Year's day, and were followed to their last resting place by relatives and many old time friends. The funeral tookplace from the family residence and was conducted by Eld.W.H.Paslay. Dr.Sparkman was a mason, a good citizen and a christian gentleman. He was quiet and unostentatious, and was loved, honored and respected by all who knew him well. At the time of his death he was in his 75th year, and his demise was probably due as much to his years as to any other cause. He leaves the partner of his life's joys and sorrows in her declining years to mourn her loss alone. In her deep affiction and loneliness our hearts go out to her in tender and sincere sympathy. May she be comforted with the thought that all things are ordered by an all-wise Creator for the best, and that the parting will but make the meeting a greater joy.The remains were interred in the Forrest City Cemetery on New Year's day, and were followed to their last resting place by relatives and many old time friends. The funeral took place from the family residence and was conducted by Eld.W.H.Paslay. Dr.Sparkman was a mason, a good citizen and a christian gentleman. He was quiet and unostentatious, and was loved, honored and respected by all who knew him well. At the time of his death he was in his 75th year, and his demise was probably due as much to his years as to any other cause. He leaves the partner of his life's joys and sorrows in her declining years to mourn her loss alone. In her deep affiction and loneliness our hearts go out to her in tender and sincere sympathy. May she be comforted with the thought that all things are ordered by an all-wise Creator for the best, and that the parting will but make the meeting a greater joy. R. H. Sparkman, M. D., one of Forrest City's enterprising citizens, was born in North Carolina, May 10, 1828, being the son of John and Nancy (Wooten) Sparkman. John Sparkman owed his nativity to North Carolina, but moved to Tennessee when the subject of this sketch was quite small, locating in Shelby County, Tenn. 1-9-1903 - SPEARMAN - MATTIE - - - - UNK - 12 11 1903 - UNKNOWN - Mattie Spearman, wife of Tom Spearman, porter at the N.B.Nelson & Co.'s saloon, was found dead with a bullet hole through her body, this morning, Dec.11,1903, at her home. The Coroner's inquest rendered a verdict of suicide. 12-11-1903 - SPROLL - - - UNK - - 1889 - 1903 - UNKNOWN - Unk Sproul, aged 14, died of convulsions and apoplexy in Blackfish township. 1-1-1904 - STEVESON - LINNIE - - - - UNK - 9 6 1906 - UNKNOWN - Linnie Steveson, colored, died Sunday, Sep.9,1906, after a short illness. Democrat Times 9-14-1906 - STEWARD - DIXIE - LEE - MRS. - SELF - 8 15 1935 - 2 18 2008 - HUGHES - Mrs. Dixie Lee Steward, age 72, of Forrest City, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2008, at her home. Mrs. Steward was born Aug. 15, 1935, in Luxora and was the daughter of George Self and Ruby Crouch Self. She was a member of Good Hope Baptist Church. Mrs. Steward is survived by four daughters, Faye Watson, Georgia Lee Pinegar and Patricia Laymon, all of Forrest City and Patty "Big Patty" Kincaid of Evansville, Ind.; two sons, Rickey Steward of West Memphis and Terry Steward of Marianna; a brother, Martin "Bud" Self of Greenville, Ohio; 13 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Steward was preceded in death by a son, George "Buck" Steward in 2000. Visitation for Mrs. Steward will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Stevens Funeral Home with burial following in Hughes Cemetery. Friends and family may sign the Online guestbook at www.stevensfuneralhome.net.Published: 2008-02-19 - STEWART - VANESSA - ANN - MRS. - WEAVER - 7 1 1963 - 2 5 2008 - WARREN - Vanessa Ann Stewart was born July 1, 1963 to James Edward Weaver and Ernestine Weaver in Forrest City. She professed her hope in Christ as a teenager at the Williams Temple COGIC under the pastorate of Elder Jessie Smith. She graduated from Forrest City high school 1981 and furthered her education at the University of Arkansas Fayetteville, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. While attending the University of Arkansas, she became a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society. On July 9, 1983, she married her soulmate and sweetheart of 31 years, Clenton Benard Stewart. To this union two children were born, LaTori and Clenton, Jr. While residing in Tulsa, Okla. the family attended the Higher Dimension Church and after moving to Norman they joined Community Missionary Baptist Church. Vanessa was a faithful employee of the Farmers Insurance Company for 18 years. Vanessa departed this life on Feb. 5, 2008, at 2:50 p.m. She was preceded in death by her father James Edward Weaver. She leaves to cherish her memories, her beloved husband Clenton Sr. and loving sister Phyllis Weaver both of the home; daughter LaTori (Brian) Carter, Norman, OK; son Clenton Jr. of Manhattan, Kan. (Kansas State University); grandson Jordan LeGrand Carter; her mother Evangelist Ernestine Weaver of Forrest City; Beloved sisters Cheryl (Wendell) Starr; Jackie (James) Brown, brother Daryl Weaver all of Kansas City, Kan.; Sister Anika Anderson (Sven) Hack of St Louis Mo.; Sister-in-law Kathy Stewart of Forrest City; 8 aunts, 2 uncles and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Among Vanessa's chosen family are Sisters Antoinette Pelt, Marian Brown, Ollie Golatt, and Letha Atwater. Services will be held at 9 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008, at Crosspointe Church, 2601 SE 24th Ave in Norman. Interment will follow at the Warren Cemetery in Norman, Oklahoma. Services are under the direction of Havenbrook Funeral Home of Norman. Memorial donations may be made to the Cancer Care Associates, 701 East Robinson, Suite 100, Norman, OklahomaPublished: 2008-02-07 NATIVE - STOCKARD - J. - R. - - - 1871 - 6 8 1903 - MT.VERNON - Death of J.R.Stockard-The sad news of the death of Mr.J.R.Stockard, reached his parents and other relatives and friends in Forrest City Sunday morning. He died Sunday, June 7.1903, at Memphis of meningitus, after an illness of only two days, his father, brother and wife being with him in his short illness. The remains were brought here and interred in Mt.Vernon cemetery Sunday, Rev.W.H.Dyer officiating. Rush Stockard, as he was familiarly called, was born near Forrest City, and was 32 years of age, being the younger son of Mr.J.F.Stockard, formerly of Goodwin township. He was a young man of many noble traits, a true friend, a kind husband, and a delightful neighbor. He leaves a wife and relatives here, to whom the Times extends sincere sympathy and condolence in their sudden and unexpected bereavement. 6-12-1903 - STOCKARD - MARY - JANE - MISS - - 1877 - 9 7 1905 - MT.VERNON - Mary J.Stockard Dead=Miss Mary Jane Stockard, eldest daughter of Mr.& Mrs.J.F.Stockard, of this city, died at the family residence yesterday, Sep.7,1905, of nervous prostration, and was buried the same evening in Mt.Vernon cemetery. Rev.W.C.Davidson conducting the funeral ceremonies. Miss Stockard was 28 years of age, and had been an invalid for several years. She bore her afflictions patiently and passed away peacefully. 9-8-1905 - STOKES - PEARL - - MISS - - 1882 - 6 19 1904 - HUGHES - Miss Pearl Stokes, daughter of George Stokes, and aged 22 years died with consumption at the residence of her uncle, Mr.W.J.Lindsey, at Caldwell, Sunday night, June 19,1904. The remains were buried in the Hughes cemetery the following day. She had suffered a long and tedious illness, and just recently returned from Texas where she had gone to seek relief. 6-24-1904 - STOKES - SON - - - - UNK - 9 1903 - UNKNOWN - The son of C.D.Stokes died last week, we have been unable to determine the name of the boy, but he was sick only two days. DEMOCRAT TIMES 9-11-1903 - STONE - MANSFIELD - RODGERS - MRS. - DUPUY - 1 5 1850 - 5 3 1905 - CITY - THE CITY MOURNS, Mrs.J.E.Stone Dead=This sentence has been upon the tongues of thousands since Wednesday, May 3,1905, when the spirit of Mrs.Mansfield Rodgers Stone, beloved wife of Dr.J.E.Stone of this city, took its winged flight to brighter realms above, and a terrible gloom was cast upon the remaining lifetime of her devoted husband. Mrs.Stone was born in Marshall County Mississippi, near Byhalia, on Jan.5,1850, being the eldest of two children of Mr.& Mrs.J.L.Dupuy. She was married to Dr.J.E.Stone on May 10,1879, then of Walnut Bend, and they removed to Forrest City in the year 1883, where they have since resided. Deceased was a member of the Eastern Star Lodge, and was a charter member of the Church of the Good Shepherd. The funeral took place from the Church of the Good Shepherd Thursday afternoon, Rev.George Hancock presiding over the solemn Episcopal church ceremonies. The remains were laid to rest in the Forrest City cemetery, and the pall bearers were:James Fussell, Ike Mallory, John Nichols, Jas.Gilliam, Ellis Turley, and Harry Knight. She was the second wife of Dr.Stone. Her sister left on 5-12-1905 for her home in Memphis, she is Mrs.J.S.Horne. 5-5-1905 - STOUGH - BETTIE - - MRS. - - 12 15 1833 - 12 16 1905 - CITY - Mrs.Bettie Stough, mother-in-law of R.F.Baxter, died Dec.16,1905, at her son's residence two and a half miles south of town. Interment in the Forrest City cemetery Sunday afternoon. Mrs.Stough was 72 years of age, born in North Carolina; came to Arkansas in 1885. She was a member of the Lutheran church for fifty years, and died in its faith. 12-22-1905 - SULCER - DOVIE - AMERICA - MRS. - - 1 3 1856 - 9 29 1903 - BELL - Death of Mrs.Sulcer-Mrs.Dovie Sulcer, the wife of S.C.Sulcer, of Palestine, died at Little Rock, as the result of a surgical operation on Sep.29,1903, and the remains were interred in the Bell cemetery near Palestine the following day. The funeral services were conducted by Rev.W.H.Dyer, of Forrest City. She was born in East Texas, and she spent most of her life in Palestine. She was the mother of four children-three sons and one daughter-the latter having preceded her to the Celestial City by several years. All who knew her loved her, and many of her friends have said to the writer, "There has never lived in Palestine a better woman or more consecrated Christian than she is." \ 10-2-1903 - SULLIVAN - J. - W. - - - - 11 3 1903 - UNKNOWN - Resolutions of Respect-We the brothers of the Rising Star Lodge No.211,F.&A.M. dedicate to our member J.W.Sullivan, who passed away Nov.3,1903. He had been a member for 34 years, since 1869. Committee-J.P.England, D.Duncan, Robert Brown. 11-20-1903 - SULLIVAN - LILLIE - - MRS. - CALDWELL - UNK - 9 20 1903 - UNKNOWN - Our community was shocked to hear of the death of Mrs.Lillie Sullivan, nee Lillie Caldwell on Monday. She was one of the most respected ladies of Caldwell and a very successful teacher. She supported a mother and two brothers several years by teaching, and also went to the cotton fields when needed. Last year Mr.James Sullivan won her hand in marriage and they moved to a farm in the south part of Cross county. She passed away on Sunday night, Sep.20,1903, and leaves a husband, mother, three brothers, and a host of friends to mourn her loss. 9-25-1903 - SWEET - NONA - - MRS. - McCRARY - 1881 - 12 22 1906 - CITY - The sympathy of the community goes out to Mr.Walter Sweet, in the loss of his wife, who died of congestion on Saturday, Dec.22,1906, and was buried in the Forrest City cemetery, Elder W.H.Paslay conducting the ceremonies. Hard to read! Believe this to be Nona McCrary. 12-28-1906 - TACKETT - WILLIAM - - - - UNK - 2 1905 - UNKNOWN - From a letter from Mrs.W.Milam on Wednesday, we learned of the death of her brother at Lake City, Craighead Co., William Tacket. She arrived too late to see him before he passed away. He is survived by a widow, one child, five brothers, and two sisters to mourn their loss. Mr.Tacket was an exemplary Christian man, a good citizen, and a kind husband and father. 2-17-1905 - TAYLOR - BABY BOY - - - - UNK - 2 12 1906 - CITY - Mr.& Mrs.Charley Taylor, of this city, have the sympathy of their friends in the loss of their baby boy on Monday evening, Feb.12,1906, Eld.J.A.McCord of the Baptist church conducted the funeral rites, and the remains were interred in The Forrest City cemetery Tuesday afternoon. 2-16-1906 - TAYLOR - DOROTHY - - MISS - - 1 9 1918 - 2 15 2008 - FPARK - Ms. Dorothy Taylor, age 90, of Madison, died Friday, Feb. 15, 2008, in Forrest City. Ms. Taylor was born Jan. 9, 1918, in Madison, the daughter of Mitchell Taylor and Opal Butler Taylor. She made her home in Madison for all of her life. She was a bookkeeper and a member of the Madison Methodist Church. Ms. Taylor is survived by a sister, T.J. June Fetzer. Funeral services for Ms. Taylor were held on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008, at Stevens Funeral Home. Burial followed in Forrest Park Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to visit the online registry at www.stevensfuneralhome.net. Published: 2008-02-18 - TAYLOR - JAMES - W. - - - 1955 - 1 20 2008 - NESBIT - Mr. James W. Taylor, age 53, of Nesbit, Miss., died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in DeSoto, Miss. He was a Baptist and was employeed at Bacon Foreign Parts in West Memphis. Mr. Taylor is survived by two sons, James Walter Taylor of Bean Station, Tenn. and Christopher Taylor of Marion; his mother, Georgia A. Gill of Nesbit, Miss.; his stepmeother, Anita Taylor of Forrest City; two brothers, George Taylor of Flora, Miss and Gregory Taylor of Nesbit, Miss.; a stepbrother, Darrel Wayne May of San Diego, Calif.; a step-sister Mary Alissa Varnadoe of Memphis and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, James W. Taylor. Visitation for Mr. Taylor will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 21, 2008, at the Brantley Phillips Funeral Home of Hernando, Miss. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, Burial will follow in Nesbit Cemetery in Nesbit, Miss. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, the Kidney Foundation or the Nesbit Cemetery Association.Published: 2008-01-21 - TAYLOR - JIM - - - - UNK - 8 1906 - UNKNOWN - An aged negro, Jim Taylor, was found dead lying across the bed in a house on what is known as the "Crisp" or "Old Jones Place" in Egypt. This is the third person to die in that house in about two months time, and two of them died instantly. Sloniker Mill Times. 8-24-1906 - TAYLOR - WILL - - - - UNK - 3 4 1905 - UNKNOWN - Will Crisp killed Will Taylor at Whitmore, Saturday night, March 4, 1905, and made his escape. The difficulty arose over the visits of Crisp to the home of Taylor. From all we can learn, Crisp was justified in using his gun to such good effect. He is still at large. Both are colored. 3-10-1905 - TEETS - MYRA - - MRS. - WILKINS - 7 7 1917 - 3 18 2008 - FPARK - Mrs. Myra L. Teets, age 90, of Colt, died Tuesday, March 18, 2008, at Wynne Health Care. Mrs. Teets was born July 7, 1917, in Forrest City, the daughter of Walter Wilkins and Mable Fisher Wilkins. She was a retired secretary and a Baptist. Mrs. Teets married Elmo Teets in 1947 and he preceded her in death in 2004. She is survived by a son, Dale Elmo Teets of West Memphis; three daughters, Linda Louise Anderson of Memphis, Carolyn Clark of Colt and Judy Beggs of Pangburn; one sister, Mary Vinson of Oklahoma; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation for Mrs. Teets will be held on Thursday, March 20, 2008, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 21, 2008, at 2 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Forrest Park Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to sign the online guestbook at www.stevensfuneralhome.net. Published: 2008-03-19 - TERRELL - C. - D. - MRS. - - 1866 - 8 16 1906 - TENNESSEE - Mrs.Terrell Dead=Mrs.C.D.Terrell, of 1367 Adams Street, extended, fell dead from a chair in the sitting room of her residence yesterday afternoon, Aug.16.1906, while laughing and talking with her daughters. A physician was summoned, and pronounced the lady's malady as heart failure. Death was almost instantaneous, She came to Memphis from Germantown, Tenn., and was 40 years of age and is survived by her husband and five children. The remains will be forwarded to Germantown for interment at that place by Thompson Bros.Undertakers. The Terrell family lived in Forrest City up until a year ago and deceased lady has a large circle of friends here. 8-17-1906 NATIVE - TERRY - HENRY - W. - DR - - 10 5 1879 - 10 30 1906 - HUGHES - DR.H.W.TERRY-Sticken with pneumonia succumbs to the Grim Reaper. The sad news of the death of Dr.H.W.Terry reached his relatives and many friends Wednesday, and there has been genuine and sincere regret. Dr.Terry was born in this county, and was a graduate of Memphis Medical College Class of 1904. He was married in 1903 to Miss Emma Humphreys of this city, and one child has blessed their union. They located Devall's Bluff, Ark., and then at Konawa, Indian Territory, where he was practicing his profession. He was sick about ten days, and died Tuesday night, Oct.30,1906, of pneumonia. The remains were brought here, arriving last night. They were met at the depot by the Masons and Stevens Bros.Undertakers, and the body was taken to the residence of his brother, Mr.J.H.Terry, on South Washington Street. The precious remains will be interred in the Hughes cemetery Sunday morning, under the auspices of the Masonic Lodge, Rev.P.H.Hensley conducting the funeral services. Mr.J.B. and Dr.P.E.Terry, brothers of the deceased, were with him during his illness, and his mother, Mrs.E.J.Terry, left Monday for his bedside, but arrived too late. He was 27 years of age. His parents, John A. and Mrs.Eliza J.Terry. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, and the Knights of Liberty. Besides his wife, Emma, daughter Eunice, his two brothers, Dr.P.E.Terry of Brinkley, and Mr.J.B.Terry of Forrest City, and a sister, Miss Maggie 11-2-1906 CO.F-5TH ARKANSAS - TERRY - JAMES - ALVIN - - - 2 24 1838 - 3 5 1905 - HUGHES - Obituary-James Alvin Terry, son of Wm. and M.Terry, was born in Lafayette Co., Tenn., Feb.24,1838. He and one brother, (now living in the Indian Territory) have for some time been the only survivors of ten sons and two daughters. In 1859, he moved to Harrisburg with his parents. In 1861 he enlisted as a volunteer in the 5th Arkansas Regiment, Co.F, and remained in the service until the close of the war. He was distinguished for his gallantry on six occasions, and in the battle of Murphreesboro was severely wounded. At the close of the war, he settled in St.Francis Co. six miles north of Forrest City. On Sept.18,1866 he married Miss Eliza Jane Morgan, who with four sons and one daughter remain to deplore his demise. Three older sons and one daughter have passed on before. In 1874 Mr.Terry united with the Cumberland Presbyterian church of Good Hope, and in 1904 transferred his membership to the Presbyterian church of Forrest City. Of both these churches he has been a consistent member. His death occurred on Sunday, Mar.5, 1905, at the age of 67 years and 9 days. The surviving members of his family include:Mrs.E.J.Terry, and four children; Mr.Hanner Terry, Ernest, of Fayetteville, and Miss Maggie of Forrest City, Dr.F.E.Terry of Brinkley, and Dr.H.F.Terry of Devall's Bluff. The funeral services were conducted at the Good Hope church Monday March 6,1905, by Rev.P.H.Hensley of the Presbyterian church, assisted by Elder J.A.McCord of the Baptist church, both of Forrest City, and the precious remains were laid to rest in the Hughes cemetery, in the presence of a large number of sorrowing and sympathic friends, 3-10-1905 - THOMAS - BABY GIRL - - - - 4 1903 - 10 15 1904 - CITY - Mr.& Mrs.J.N.Thomas lost their sweet little baby girl on Saturday, Oct.15,1904, she was but 18 months old, and the remains were buried in the Forrest City cemetery Sunday afternoon, Rev.J.A.McCord officiating. 10-21-1904 - THOMAS - G. - G. - - - UNK - 5 18 1903 - UNKNOWN - Mr.W.S.Thomas, of Democrat, passed thru the city Monday on the way to Nettleton to attend the funeral of his brother, Mr.G.G.Thomas who died the same day, May 18,1903. 5-22-1903 - THOMAS - NEWTON - R. - - - 1867 - 7 3 1905 - CITY - N.R.Thomas Dead=N.R.Thomas, aged 38, a lifelong resident of the county, died at his residence in the city, Monday night, July 3,1905, and his remains were laid to rest in the Forrest City cemetery Tuesday afternoon under the auspices of the Knights of Honor, of which order he was a member. He leaves a wife, Mrs.Mittie Thomas, and four children. A pathetic feature is distinctly connected to his death. Some two weeks ago, Mr.Thomas had partially recovered from a case of fever, and in driving with his family to a barbecue, his team ran away with the carriage, throwing all the occupantst to the ground. He and his wife were slightly injured, while two of his children, a boy and a girl, respectively, had a leg and arm broken, the shock of to Mr.Thomas causing a relapse, which resulted in his death. Resolutions of Respect-St.Francis Lodge No.409, K.of H.-N.P.Beauchamp/G.M.Dooley/M.R.McCrary-committee. 7-7-1905 - THOMASSON - D. - P. - MRS. - - UNK - 8 3 1903 - UNKNOWN - Mrs. D.P.Thomasson died Monday night, Aug.3,1903 at her home near Pine Tree. Mrs.Thomasson was a Christian lady, loved by all who knew her, and will be sadly missed in her neighborhood. She is survived by a husband and son to mourn her demise. JERICHO TIMES 8-7-1903 - THOMPSON - A. - G. - - - UNK - 3 10 1903 - UNKNOWN - A.G.Thompson, a citizen at Widener, passed away last Tuesday, March 10,1903, from malarial hematuria. 3-13-1903 - THOMPSON - A. - N. - - - 6 4 1850 - 12 28 1903 - UNKNOWN - In Memoriam-Mr.A.N.Thompson, died of pneumonia at his home near Pine Tree, Ark., Dec.28,1903, age 53 years 6 months and 25 days. Gone but not forgotten. While loving kindred and sorrowing friends were assembled at his bedside watching every movement of the sufferer, hoping to see some sign of recovery; but alas, the grim monster, death was standing over him with outstreched arms and welcoming smiles, waiting for the first opportunity to seize the soul and release the body of its burden. He was born in Georgia, June 4,1850, and in 1857 he came to Arkansas with his parents where he lived the remainder of his life. He was a prosperous farmer and stock raiser at which he had accumulated enough in the last few years of his life to enable him to live at ease. He leaves a wife and five children to mourn their loss, to all of whom we extend our greatest sympathy. 1-15-1904 - THOMPSON - BABY BOY - - - - 10 1905 - 6 12 1906 - UNKNOWN - On Tuesday, June 12,1906, the Angel of Death visited the home of Mr.& Mrs.James F.Thompson, nine miles south of Forrest City, near Haynes, and stole away their sweet little eight month old baby boy. He was sick only a week, and received every attention that science and love could suggest. 6-22-1906 - THOMPSON - JAMES - W. - DR. - - 1835 - 12 31 1903 - BUTLER CREEK - Death of Dr.Thompson-From the Speaker Monthly, published at Sulphur Springs, Ark., we glean the sad intelligence of the death of Dr.James W.Thompson, a relative of Mrs.Daniel Wylds, of this county, and a man who had many friends and acquaintances in this county. He died on the morning of Dec.31, 1903. He was sixty eight years of age, and was a kind and devoted father and husband. The funeral was conducted by a Masonic fraternity, of which deceased had long been prominent and highly respected member. Some 28 of that order came over from Bentonville, and nearly as many more from Gravette and other points besides those of the local lodge, also other citizens in carriages made up a procession which stretched from the residence to the depot. On Jan.1,1904, the remains were taken and interred at Butler Creek cemetery where the last sad rites were performed in accordance with the customs of that order. 1-15-1904 - TIPTON - BABY GIRL - - - - 12 29 1904 - 2 18 1905 - CITY - The loving, friendly, and heartfelt sympathy of the entire community goes out to the family of Mr.& Mrs.J.H.Tipton, on the loss of their baby girl, on Feb.18,1905, of pneumonia.The little one was born on Dec.29,1904. The precious remains were laid to rest in the Forrest City cemetery Sunday afternoon, Rev.S.H.Babcock officiating. 2-24-1905 - TODD - ARTHUR - B. - - - 12 25 1885 - 10 8 1905 - WYLDS - Arthur B.Todd, was among many young converts in the recent revival in Madison, he was born in Mississippi in 1885 on Christmas day, and came with his parents at an early age to Arkansas. Some three weeks ago he was taken ill with typhoid pneumonia, and thought he was getting better, but all that could be done was not enough, and he succumbed on Oct.8,1905. After his conversion, he was baptized in the Methodist Episcopal church by the writer. Arthur's body lies in Wylds cemetery, awaiting the glad call of God's resurrection angel. W.C.Davidson, Oct.11,1905. 10-13-1905 - TYERS - MARY - - MRS. - - UNK - 12 15 1902 - UNKNOWN - Death of Mrs.Mary Tyers-Dept.of State, Washington, D.C.-Jan.26,1903-Information has been received that Mrs.Mary Tyers of Forrest City in Sierra Leon, Africa, on Dec.15,1902. Mr.John T.Williams, Consul of the United States, Sierra Leone. 1-30-1903 - TYSON - J. - B. - - - UNK - 2 2 1905 - UNKNOWN - Mr.J.B.Tyson, a very clever and popular young man who had been in the employ of Bond Supply Co. of Widener, and who had been ill with pneumonia for several weeks in the hospital at Memphis, died on Thursday of last week. 2-10-1905 - VAUGHN - TILLMAN - - MRS. - - 1831 - 2 17 1904 - MT.VERNON - Death of Tillman Vaughn and Wife=The grim reaper has made quick work in the Vaughn household, and the friends and relatives of the family are appalled at the fatalities which occurred therein in the last ten days. It was just ten days ago that Chas.Padgett, the second husband of their daughter in law, died in the home of Tillman Vaughn, in Franks township, near Haynes. On Wednesday evening, Feb.17,1904, Tillman Vaughn himself passed away, aged 71 years. He had pneumonia and his advanced years made him an easy prey to the disease. The remains were interred in the Mt.Vernon cemetery. Undertaker Stevens had just arrived at the house, and had the remains in his casket, when Mrs.Vaughn, wife of the deceased, and two years his senior, passed away from old age and general debility. She will be buried this afternoon alongside her husband. They were well respected in the community, and we extend our sympathy to the friends. The cemetery might be in Haynes, not in New Castle. I had heard of another Mt.Vernon cemetery there. 2-19-1904 - VAUGHN - TILLMAN - - - - 1833 - 2 17 1904 - MT.VERNON - Death of Tillman Vaughn and Wife=The grim reaper has made quick work in the Vaughn household, and the friends and relatives of the family are appalled at the fatalities which occurred therein in the last ten days. It was just ten days ago that Chas.Padgett, the second husband of their daughter in law, died in the home of Tillman Vaughn, in Franks township, near Haynes. On Wednesday evening, Feb.17,1904, Tillman Vaughn himself passed away, aged 71 years. He had pneumonia and his advanced years made him an easy prey to the disease. The remains were interred in the Mt.Vernon cemetery. Undertaker Stevens had just arrived at the house, and had the remains in his casket, when Mrs.Vaughn, wife of the deceased, and two years his senior, passed away from old age and general debility. She will be buried this afternoon alongside her husband. They were well respected in the community, and we extend our sympathy to the friends. The cemetery might be in Haynes, not in New Castle. I had heard of another Mt.Vernon cemetery there. 2-19-1904 - WALSH - ED - - - - UNK - 3 12 1905 - UNKNOWN - A fast freight on the Bald Knob branch, was ditched near Levesque, by running into a cow which was caught in the cattle guard, Sunday, March 12,1905, and Fireman Ed Walsh was killed, and Conductor C.C.Cashin and Brakeman Wydrick were seriously wounded. The engine struck the cow, and was thrown down an embankment and seven or eight cars behind it were derailed. All passenger trains due to pass that way were due to pass that way came by this city. 3-17-1905 USARMY AIR CORPS-WWII - WARE - H. - MELTON - DR. - - 6 20 1915 - 2 10 2008 - FPARK - Dr. H. Melton Ware, age 92, of Lakeland, Fla., died on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008, at Carpenters Home Estates in Lakeland. Dr. Ware was born June 20, 1915, in Georgia and grew up in Sanford, Fla. He was a graduate of the University of Florida and Candler School of Theology in Atlanta, Ga. During World War II, Dr. Ware served as a Chaplain in the Army Air Force in England. He was a minister for 41 years, serving as a District Superintendent, an associate and later as full director of the Conference Program Council. Dr. Ware also served as minister in several United Methodist Churches in Florida in Hastings, Boynton, Vero Beach, First Jacksonville, Trinity in Tallahassee and First Church in Coral Gables prior to his retirement in 1979, after serving at First Church in Winter Park, Fla. Dr. Ware is survived by his wife of 69 years, Adelaide Stevens Ware, of Lakeland and a native of Forrest City, and a niece, Edwene Stevens McCollum of Forrest City. Funeral services for Dr. Ware were held on Friday, Feb. 15, 2008, at Carpenters Home Chapel. A separate memorial service will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008, at First United Methodist Church in Lakeland at 3 p.m. under the direction of Heath Funeral Chapel in Lakeland, Fla. A graveside service for Dr. Ware will be held on Monday, Feb. 18, 2008, at 1:30 p.m. at Forrest Park Cemetery in Forrest City with Rev. Keith Goza officiating. The local service is under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home. The family requests that memorials be made to Florida United Methodist Children's Home, P.O. Box 6299, Deltona, Fla., 32728-6299. Friends and family may sign the online guestbook at www.heathfuneralchapel.comPublished: 2008-02-15 - WARR - EMMA - - MISS - - UNK - 9 9 1906 - BELL - Called to Rest=Miss Emma Warr, the beautiful and accomplished daughter of Mr.& Mrs.C.C.Warr, of Palestine, was called to rest Sunday, Sep.9,1906. She was ill only a few days, and her death was a quite a shock to the family and friends. Miss Emma was beloved by every one who knew her. She was laid to rest in Bell's cemetery Monday, Rev.J.J.Cornish, Episcopal church of Marianna. She leaves a heart broken mother, father, two sisters, three brothers, and a host of friends to mourn her loss. 9-14-1906 - WATERMAN - CATHERINE - - MRS. - - 9 2 1877 - 2 10 1903 - HUGHES - Mrs.John A.Waterman died Tuesday morning, Feb.10,1903, after a short illness. Her remains were buried in the Hughes graveyard Wednesday morning. To her husband and the little helpless children the sympathy of the entire community is extended. 2-13-1903 - WATERMAN - LILLIAN - - MRS. - REED - 1881 - 11 18 1906 - HUGHES - Death of Mrs.Waterman=Mrs.Lillian Waterman, nee Reed, beloved wife of Mr.W.C.Waterman, died last Sunday, Nov.18,1906, at their home in Colt, of malarial hematuria after a brief illness of only four days. She was the daughter of Pleas Reed, deceased, age 25 years of age, and leaves her husband, two children, one boy of six, and one girl of three years, besides many relatives and friends to mourn her loss. The precious remains were laid to rest in the Hughes cemetery Monday, Rev.J.K.Pedrick of the Christian church performing the funeral services at New Hope Church. Messrs. C.T., H.W., John A., and Robt.L.Waterman, of this city, brothers of W.C.Waterman attended the funeral. Mrs.Lum Crippin, mother of deceased, attended her bedside during her illness, and is heart broken at the loss of her child. 11-23-1906 - WEEKS - REBECCA - A. - MRS. - - 1856 - 5 30 1906 - HUGHES - Mrs.Rebecca A.Weeks, aged 50 years, died at her home near Caldwell, in this county, on May 30,1906, of consumption. No details have been received. PLOT 898 6-1-1906 - WEIR - RACHEL - - MISS - - UNK - 9 3 1904 - CITY - Death claims as its victim, Rachel, the sweet little daughter of Mr.& Mrs.Charles G.Weir, Saturday, Sep.3,1904. The little one was but ill only a few hours, with congestion of the brain. The remains were laid to rest in the Forrest City Cemetery on Sunday. The Times extends sympathy for the bereaved family. 9-9-1904 - WHEAT - THOMAS - H. - JR. - - 1888 - 5 9 1903 - UNKNOWN - Thomas H.Wheat, Jr., fifteen years of age, grandson of Mrs.Jennie McCormick, died at a Little Rock infirmary last Sunday, May 9,1903, of blood poison, The family formerly lived in this city where they have many friends and acquaintances. The Times extends sympathy to the parents. 5-15-1903 CIVIL - WHEELER - JOE - - GENERAL - - 1837 - 1 25 1906 - NEW YORK - Gen.Joe Wheeler, of Confederate fame, died yesterday at Brooklyn, N.Y. of pneumonia, aged 69 years. 1-26-1906 - WHITE - C. - C. - DR. - - 1871 - 6 13 1903 - ELMWOOD - An AwfulTragedy-Dr.C.C.White, the victim of barking dogs and a vicious horse, thrown from buggy and killed. Not since the day that poor John Webb lost his life in Keathley Lake by accidental drowning has this community been so horribly shocked and grieved until the news spread of the terrible fate of Dr.White. Sometime in the earlier hours of Friday night Dr.White received a summons to go to Caldwell to see Mrs.J.M.Wilson. As usual, he had his buggy brought around by Mose Myers, his colored hostler, and at about 11 o'clock they started from the doctor's residence towards town, it being necessary to go to the drug store for medicines. Mose Myers is an old family servant, having been with the doctor two and a half years, and with his father at Byhalia prior to that time. The horse had always shown spirited action, and on this occasion was especially restless, and at the outset undertook to run away. Myers said the Doctor just laughed and remarked "we've got a long trip before us, and she won't feel so good by the time we get home." He had scarcely finished the sentence when some dogs ran out from the side of the street barking and yelping, and the mare began kicking. About the second kick, the animal made she caught the lines and jerked them away from the driver. This occurred just past Brandon & Baugh's stable, and left the doctor and driver at the mercy fo the frantic horse. At this time the driver jumped, and landed safely, except being slightly stunned, bruised and his eyes filled with dust. The doctor followed the driver, but was thrown on his head at the crossing on Grant and Dillard streets just west of the Brandon & Baugh homestead, his head or back of neck striking one of the stepping blocks, inflicting fatal injuries. Bill Lewis, who was passing, got to the doctor before the driver. They thought him to be dead, and conveyed him to his home. He was consious for a few minutes. Asked for water and his mother, and for S.A.Rolfe, and said "please save me." He lingered unconscious until 1:25 p.m. on June 13,1903, when he expired. Dr.White was from Byhalia, Miss., and 32 years of age, being the elder son of Mr.& Mrs.S.W.White, one of the most prominent families of South Mississippi. His parents later moved to Memphis, and he moved to Forrest City to practice his profession in 1892. He was a graduate of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., and readily built up a fine practice and was very popular with the people of St.Francis County. He had at one time been a hero of a small pox outbreak in this county, and valiantly risked his life for the people. Dr.White was a master Mason, and a member of the local camp of Woodemen of the World. On Jan.22,1901, he was happily married to Miss Linnie McNeil, daughter of Dr.McNeil of Olive Branch, Miss., who with one child, a lovely little one and a half year old girl, survive the ill-fated father and doctor. The remains were interred by Stevens Mortuary, and shipped to Memphis for burial in the family plot of Elmwood Cemetery. The following Masons and Woodmen as pall bearers, accompanied the remains: Rev.W.H.Dyer, John M. Nichols, B.F.McCrary, J.T.Johnson, W.P.Evans, M.N.Gaines, Max Yoffie, and Dr.N.P.Beauchamp. Also Dr.J.Dunnavant, Mr.E.A.Rolfe, who were very close friends of Dr.White. 6-19-1903 - WHITE - CLARENCE - - - - 1880 - 12 14 1903 - HUGHES - Death of Clarence White-Clarence White, aged about 23 years of age, died of pneumonia at his parent's home about 2 1/2 miles north of town on Monday, Dec.14,1903, and was buried the next day in the Hughes cemetery. He was only confined to his bed a short time, though he had been experiencing chills for quite awhile. He was a young man of many noble qualities of head and heart, and his untimely demise will be regretted by his many friends. 12-18-1903 - WHITTENTON - MAY - LUCILLE - MISS - - 4 27 1891 - 12 1 1905 - CITY - A TRIBUTE OF LOVE=Darling May, daughter of Mr.& Mrs.Joe and Fannie Whittendon departed this life on Dec.1,1905, and was laid to rest in the Forrest City cemetery Saturday, Dec.3. On the Sunday following, little Stella Mai Bryan, who could not be at the funeral, laid flowers from Austin, Texas with loving hands on the grave of her bosom friend and schoolmate. 12-22-1905 PIONEER - WIDENER - JOHN - - UNCLE - - UNK - 1 1905 - UNKNOWN - Word has just reached us of the death of Uncle John Widener, which occurred at Heber, Ark., the latter part of January. Widener was one of the pioneers of St.Francis bottoms, having located there in 1840, near the site of the town of Widener, which was named after his brother. About a year ago he and his son moved there. He was universally loved and respected, his word was law, and many differences were settled amicably by his judgement. His old friends and acquaintances will grieve to learn of his demise. Peace to his ashes. 2-10-1905 - WILLIAMS - JOHN - W. - - - 1827 - 6 8 1903 - CITY - Death of John W.Williams-John W.Williams died Monday, June 8,1903, and was buried the same day at the Forrest City cemetery, under the auspices of the Masonic order. Mr.Williams was the father of Mrs.Mooneyham, at whose residence he was tenderly cared for in his last illnesses by relatives and friends. He was 76 years of age, and formerly worked at the blacksmith trade in this city. He resided abroad when taken sick, and came to his daughter's home here. Rev.Dyer and Elder Hall conducted the religious ceremonies. Mrs.Williams left Tuesday evening for Marvell, Arkansas, where she will reside. We extend sincere sympathies to the family in their bereavement. 6-12-1903 - WILLIAMS - JOHN - - - - 1870 - 12 26 1902 - UNKNOWN - KILLING AT WHITMOREL-At a dance in a dive in Whitmore last Saturday night, Dec.26,1902, John Williams, single, about 32 years of age began tormenting Charley Humphreys, married about the same age, in the presence of Humphries wife, said that "he owed him monepay me what you owe me", and cursing. Humphreys tried to avoid him by going to another room, but Williams persisted. When Humphreys picked up a shotgun, and ordered Williams to stop cursing in front of his wife, the gun went off killing Williams imediately. Sheriff McKnight and his trusty assistant, R.K.Swan, repaired to the scene at once, but Humphreys could not be apprehended. However, upon investigation, was shown that Humphreys' gun was brought to him from his home by his wife shortly before the tragedy occurred, to shoot a mad dog. 1-2-1903 - WILLIAMS - JOHN - - - - UNK - 8 29 1904 - UNKNOWN - John Williams, Negro Ex-Convict and desparado, shot to death City Marshall W.W.Rainbolt, and Chief Deputy William Murphree on last Saturday about 6:45 o'clock pm., Aug.29,1904. Williams body was riddled with bullets from revolvers of Swan, Rainbolt, and Murphree, also killing him. John Williams had lived on the Louis Pugh place south of town, and Mr.Pugh told him to leave after he had terrorized other negroes with a pistol. He reported the same to Deputy Swan when he came to town Saturday, and he notified the other offficers in town. The story is long and detailed, but essentially they attempted to arrest Williams, and the gun battle ensued. 9-2-1904 - WILLIAMS - LAWRENCE - F. - - - 1 19 1905 - 9 19 1905 - HUGHES - We regret exceedingly to learn of the death of one of the twin babies, Lawrence F., of Mr.& Mrs.L.F.Williams, of Colt, which sad event occurred on Tuesday of last week, Sep.26,1905. The precious remains were interred in the Hughes cemetery on the following day. The boy was named Lawrence F. and Norvella M. respectively. when we took pictures during the summer fot the Art Souvenir. 10-6-1905 - WILLIAMS - MATTIE or MITTIE - - MRS. - - 1842 - 6 17 1906 - HUGHES - Death of Mrs.Williams=Mrs.Mattie Williams, wife of our esteemed friend, Mr.N.G.Williams, of Colt, died at her home Sunday night, at midnight, June 17,1906, of cholera morbus. In the 64th year of her age. She was sick only 23 hours, having taken ill Saturday at 1 am Sunday. The precious remains were taken to the Hughes graveyard and interred the following day, Rev.P.G.May performing the ceremonies, of the Methodist church. 6-22-1906 - WILLIAMS - MAXINE - - MRS. - SMITH - 12 4 1930 - 12 28 2007 - UNKNOWN - Mrs. Maxine Williams, age 77, of Forrest City, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2007, at University Hospital in Little Rock. Mrs. Williams was born Dec. 4, 1930, in Forrest City, the daughter of Thomas Jeff Smith and Ocie Smith. She was employed with Forrest City Memorial Hospital, and later Baptist Memorial Hospital, for 32 years before retiring. She was a volunteer at the Food Pantry and a member of the Taylor's Chapel CME Church where she served on the stewardess board. Mrs. Williams married Floyd Williams Sr. in 1947 and he preceded her in death. She is survived by three sons, Floyd Williams of Brinkley, Charles Williams of Forrest City and Leonard Williams of Bryant; a daughter, Cassie Lewis of Forrest City; two sisters, Dorothy Williams of Forrest City and Claudine Smith of Chicago, Ill.; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation for Mrs. Williams will be held on Friday, Jan. 4, 2008, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Taylor's Chapel CME Church. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008, at 11 a.m. at the church with Rev. Jessie Brown officiating. McNeal/Calahan Funeral Home of Brinkley is in charge of all arrangements.Published: 2008-01-02 - WILLIAMSON - MARKEE - LEON - SR. - - 3 8 1962 - 1 15 2008 - MADISON - Mr. Markee Leon Williamson Sr., age 45, of Hughes, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008, at the UAMS Hospital in Little Rock. Mr. Williamson was born March 8, 1962, in Round Pond, the son of J.D. Williamson and Ollie Rodgers Williamson. Mr. Williamson is survived by his mother, of Hughes; seven daughters, Sophia Williamson, Markensa Williamson and Marketta Williamson all of West Memphis and Shakira Williamson, Carolyn Williamson, Zykia Williamson and Shrees Brown all of Forrest City. He is also survived by 11 sisters, Roena Davis, Josephine Brown, Georgia Sparkmon, Delouis Mucherson and April Parkman all of Forrest City, Easter Payton and Maple Brown both of Jonesboro, Rochel White of Hughes and Carrie Williamson and JoAnn Williamson both of Marked Tree; five brothers, J.D. Williamson Jr. and Jerome Williamson both of Freeport, Ill., Clarence Williamson and Albert Rogers both of Forrest City, Daniel Williamson of Jonesboro and two grandchildren. Visitation for Mr. Williamson will be held on Friday, Jan. 25, 2008, at Woodhouse Mortuary from 12 to 5 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008, at 11 a.m. at the Widener Community Church. Burial will follow in Scott Bond Cemetery in Madison.Published: 2008-01-24 - WILSON - MAMIE - LOUISE - MRS. - JONES - 12 21 1928 - 1 21 2008 - MEMORIAL SERVICES - Mrs. Mamie Louise Wilson, age 79, of Little Rock and formerly of Forrest City, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2008 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Little Rock. Mrs. Wilson was born Dec. 21, 1928, in Marion, the daughter of Ernest and Hattie Jones. She was a cook and a member of St. Paul M.B. Church where she sang in the choir and served on the mothers board. She is survived by a sister, Alice Shepeard of Cleveland, Ohio; two brothers, Willie Valian and Albert F. Gillions both of Cleveland; two daughters, Delores C. Wilson of Little Rock and Carolyn J. Greer of Houston, Texas; three sons, Ellis Wilson Jr. of Milwaukee, Wis., Ernest L. Ruffin of Cleveland and Johnny W. Ruffin of Forrest City; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ellis Wilson and two sisters, Clara Henderson and Davalla Steplight. Funeral services for Mrs. Wilson were held on Friday, Jan. 25, 2008, at St. Paul M.B. Church. Burial followed in Paradise Garden Cemetery in Edmondson. People's Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.Published: 2008-01-28 CIVIL - WILSON - SAMUEL - C. - - - 1825 - 8 24 1904 - CITY - Death of Mr.S.C.Wilson-Died at his home In Forrest City Wednesday, Aug.24,1904, from the effects of a stroke of paralysis, aged 79 years. Mr.Wilson was born in the state of Ohio, in 1825, emigrated south at the age of 19, and located in Mississippi. In 1858 he married Mrs.Mary L.Williams, whose maiden name was Miss Beck, Sister of Mr.J.W.Beck of this city. In 1860 he came to St.Francis Co., where he has resided ever since. The children of this union are as follows:Mrs.Mary (Mollie) Eliza Hannah of Fayetteville, Eugene and Mortimer Wilson, all of whom survive him. Mrs.Alice Casteel, is his step daughter. On March 26,1891, he married Mrs.Virginia Fogg, sister of Messrs.Emmet and Homer Fogg, who survives him. Mr.Wilson's long and active career in Forrest City made him a conspicuous character-bold, aggressive, independent, self reliant, and fearless. He had opinions on all sorts of questions pertaining to the public weal, and never hesitated in stating them. Mr.Wilson was a contractor and builder, and many of the buildings of our city are a direct result of that labor. The funeral took place yesterday at Forrest City cemetery, Elder J.A.McCord officiating. The bereaved relatives have our sincere sympathy. Mr.Samuel C.Wilson was on the 1880 census, showing occupation as undertaker. In Bio also on this site, he was in the Civil War. Stevenrord's Battery, CSA. 8-26-1904 - WILSON - WILLIE - MARIE - - - 9 1 1899 - 9 9 1903 - HUGHES - The sad tidings reached us yesterday of the death of little Marie, the four year old daughter of Prof. and Mrs.J.M.Wilson, of Caldwell of congestion. The death occurred on Wednesday night, Sep.9,1903, and the remains were buried at the cemetery in Caldwell. Elder Grase Hewlitt conducted the burial services. Little Willie Marie Wilson died after an illness of three days. She became ill on Monday with a chill and fever that never cooled until death. She was but four years and nine days old. 9-11-1903 - WINSTON - FANNIE - - MRS. - - 5 17 1917 - 3 13 2008 - CASTEEL - Mrs. Fannie Norrington Washington Winston, age 90, of St. Louis, Mo., died Thursday, March 13, 2008. Mrs. Winston was born May 17, 1917, in Palestine, the daughter of Thomas and Lula Shepherd Norrington. She lived in Palestine, where she attended school until moving to Forrest City. Later she lived in Memphis and then St. Louis, Mo. Mrs. Winston was preceded in death by two husbands, Booker T. Washington and John Winston. She is survived by a son, Emery Washington Sr. of St. Louis, Mo.; a sister, Florida Culler of Forrest City; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. She was also preceded in death by 11 siblings. Visitation for Mrs. Winston will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2008, from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. at the Antioch M.B. Church in Palestine. Funeral services will follow visitation at the church at 12 p.m. Burial will be held in Casteel Cemetery. William C. Harris Funeral Directors of St. Louis, Mo. are in charge of all arrangements. Published: 2008-03-20 - WITHERS - T. - J. - - - UNK - 12 31 1903 - WIDENER - T.J.Withers Killed-Sam McFall, a farmer shoots him twelve times through the intestines. News reached here by telephone yesterday morning, Dec.31,1903, of an shooting affray between T.J.Withers, a merchant of Widener, and Sam McFall, a farmer, with whom he had business. McFall had brought a bale of cotton in, and after a spirited bidding between the buyers at Widener, it was sold by Withers consent to McBee, McFall claimed money for picking the cotton, and McBee told him to come back in the morning and he would pay it. In the meantime, Withers stopped this payment, claiming the cotton on account. The men were standing on or near the railroad track, in front of the business place of Withers, and had some conversation about this money for picking, McFall insisting that he was entitled to it and Withers should pay it. McFall says that Withers remarked to him, "Sam, you're going to keep on until I hurt you bad and quick; I'll do it now," and with that he backed off and drew his gun, a 32 calibre S & W, and began firing. McFall drew his gun, but it hung in his sweater, but in an instant both men emptied their guns. Withers shot five times at McFall, three shots taking effect one in his left forearm, and one on either side of his body, about six or eight inches below the armpits. None of these wounds are serious, all being flesh wounds. McFall shot four times, one cartridge missing fire, two of which took effect in the abdomen of Withers and from which he died in about three hours. McFall called the sheriff to give himself up,and then came over on the morning train. He was taken to the doctor's office, where he had his wounds dressed, and then was put in jail. Withers, though close in money matters and considered a hard man to deal with in a financial way, was a good citizen, a member of and leader in the church, and had the best interests of the community at heart. His untimely death is sorely regretted by a large circle of friends, and McFall himself says he is very sorry indeed that the tragedy occurred. His family has the sympathy of the entire community. 1-1-1904 - WOMACK - S. - - - - - 2 4 1904 - UNKNOWN - Killed by Cars=It was reported that Squire John J.Ables, of Little Rock, had been run over and killed by the north bound No.102, Engineer William Burns, and Conductor Chas.Moore of the St.Louis and Iron Mountain RR passenger train at Colt last night. The Times called up Mr.Block, at Colt, this morning, and he informed us that a man had been killed by the train last night, about two miles south of Colt, on the Littlefield farm; that he was a stranger; that he had a bible in his pocket, with the name Hiram Warnick written on the fly leaf; that he had evidently been very drunk; had vomited, and had a bottle of whiskey on his person at the time of the accident. The Coroner Alley went up this morning, and has not returned as we go to press.2-12-1904 It is learned that Coroner Alley had the body buried by a man in a hole, no coffin or blanket, shame on him as he had money and it should have been used by the Coroner to bury the stranger in a better manner than that which he had done. Signed:M.E.Williams/C.E.Vinson/G.W.Leget/V.G.Milton/J.T.Phillippe/W.A.Weddington and about ten others signed the note. 2-5-1904 - WOOD - A. - C. - - - UNK - 1904 - UNKNOWN - OBITUARY-God in his all wise but insrutable providence, has, brought the Angel of Death, visited our fold, and taken from our midst our beloved brother A.C.Wood. Brother Wood was a consistent and consecrated Christian. Always reliable to bear his part in every good word or work, and his place will be hard to fill. He was a devoted husband, a kind and affectionate father and an honored citizen. Truly a good man of Israel has fallen. His death was not altogether unexpected, as he had been in declining health for some time. The Baptist Church Nov.1904. 12-2-1904 - WOOLRIDGE - OSCAR - - - - UNK - 9 29 1906 - MISSISSIPPI - Oscar Woolridge Killed=H.N.Wheeler fires on friend with deadly result. Left Memphis on friendly terms, and Wheeler killed Woolridge apparently because he was restrained from attacking flagman. The incident occurred at Lake Cormerant, Mississippi, just before midnight, last Saturday, Sep.29.1906. Both men are well known in Memphis. Mr.Wheeler is a son of Capt.H.P.Wheeler, who has large mill and lumber interests in Madison. It seems that while taking a buggy ride home from the depot, an Illinois Central train stood blocking the intersection where they wished to pass, Wheeler had been drinking, and threatened the flagman, and took a shot at him, when Woolridge interfered, whereupon three shots were put into his breast, killing him about six hours afterwards. Woolridge is unmarried, and was an overseer on the plantation of Dr.J.C.Conners. The body was interred in the family cemetery ten miles east of Lake Cormerant. Wheeler was arrested and taken to the Hernando jail by Sheriff Withers. 10-5-1906 - WRIGHT - WILLIE - LOUIS - - - 9 1 1921 - 1 10 2008 - STUDDARD CROSS - Mr. Willie Louis Wright, age 86, of Hughes and formerly of Widener, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008, in Wynne. Mr. Wright was born Sept. 1, 1921, in Carbon Hill, Ala., the son of H.C. Wright and Julie Francis Cook Wright. He is survived by a son, Larry Wright of Fort Worth, Texas; four daughters, Shirley Gilbert and Carolyn Wright both of Springfield, Mo., Linda Wilson of Wynne and Judy Smith of Hughes; seven sisters, Meadie Milton, Bonnie Sweeney, Anna May Perry, Mag Thermon, Beckie Webb, Josephine Bailey, Kathleen Chelswold; 17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Clara Worthy Wright; two sons, Charles Ray Wright and Willie Wilford Wright; two brothers, Luther Wright and Leamon Wright; two sisters, Velma Alexander and Ludie Kembell and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008, at 2 p.m. at the Studdard Cross Road Church in Carbon Hill, Ala. Burial will follow in Studdard Cross Road Cemetery. Thompson-Wilson Wynne Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.Published: 2008-01-11 - ZOLINGER - IDA - - MRS. - CRIPPEN - 1888 - 12 30 1904 - UNKNOWN - Thrown From Horse and Killed=A very sad and distressing tragedy occurred last Friday, Dec.30,1904, at on near Madison, four miles east of this city, in which Mrs.Ida Zolinger, the 16 year old wife of Mr.Willie Zolinger, was killed. The particulars as near as we can learn are as follows: Mrs.Zollinger, it seems was very fond of horseback riding, and perfectly fearless. She was passing Scott Bond's place and admiring a young and fiery animal, proposed to ride it. She was informed that it would be dangerous, but could not be dissauded from the perilous undertaking, and the beast was saddled up and she mounted and galloped away. It is supposed the animal became unmanageable, and that her foot was caught in the stirrup and she was dragged to death. Her body was picked up on the hill near Spring Creek church, at the Uncle B.Bond place. Her neck was broken, head crushed, one eye forced from its socket, and Mrs.Chaney, who assisted in preparing the body for burial says she was horribly bruised all over the body. Mrs.Zolinger was the former Miss Ida Crippen, and was highly esteemed by all who knew her. Her husband is employed with the Walton-Knox Box Factory, and is almost prostrated with grief at the loss of his young and beautiful life partner. He is less than twenty years of age. 1-6-1905Hope this has helped you in your journey for seeking your history!
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